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I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Old ACT has been having multiple medical issues needing immediate attention and, although I love this blog, staying SUNY-side up is my number one priority (Mama’s also). As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Always looking to have you excellent commenters write some posts now and again. If it is worth saying, it is worth your opinion and take on matters. No, I don’t pay for posts but you will always have my gratitude. That said and while we are on the subject of medicine, I have wanted to address this issue for many days now.

It appears that a very active and detrimental virus is starting to sweep the nation. The Enterovirus 68 is what is at hand. It was first found in California in 1962. It appears to stem from a form of hand-foot-mouth disease with a steroid kicker. Follow my bouncing ball here. The typical season is between July to October and is spread, like most other viruses, through children in the school system. An article on its spread is here. No one seems to understand or wants to speculate why it has cropped up in 10 states and coming to a state near you. Well, I’m going to speculate on everything I know and have read.

Third world countries have poor healthcare where most of the citizens do not receive aware needed for certain illnesses until they have escalated to an advanced stage. This country of ours is seeing more case of virus and diseases which have long ago been completely controlled or eradicated. Why? Because of the mode of transportation in and out of our country. Health record documents and immunizations seem to be a thing of the past. Oh, we will get these things done when traveling to a high risk country so that we don’t get or bring back these cooties. But what about foreign travelers? And what about the illegals pouring through our non-existent borders? I think I am on to something here. Americans are incurring an influx of disease on an extraordinary scale, all brought to us by our lackadaisical, incompetent and corrupt government. Period. Now that I have dropped this steaming blivit at your feet, prove me wrong. Only a liberal could spin this one. Although there could always be another answer (that could be correct), the data out there gravitates to what I have stated above. It can only get worse, folks.

Great video below. I am reminded of all the people out there that do good and never appear on TV, get rich or famous – nor do they desire that.

Please watch this video as it is a good reminder that a life well lived is a life lived for others:

All this crap and hype in the news about who did and didn’t attend whose funerals. Hey, you make your own judgments on what is right or wrong in your own mind. Brown and Greene both had administration representation as is shown here in MediaMatters See, I’m fair with my links. Greene had red representation (Repub….sort of) and Brown had blue (liberal Dems) so, all in all, it was a very colorful affair……even including the Rainbow Coalition guru. Now you know. But I’ll tell you something you didn’t know. If you read the upper right of the link, you will see this:

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Our research section features in-depth media analysis, original reports illustrating skewed or inadequate coverage of important issues, thorough debunking of conservative falsehoods that find their way into coverage and other special projects from Media Matters’ research department.

I wonder if that is the liberal version of “fair and balanced”?

I have been waiting to report on this until there was enough information to work with. This article seems to have the most information to tell the tale to this point. Another good kid that got involved in a bad situation. It definitely deserves a thorough investigation from the police, and possibly from an outside source. I was waiting for the Justice Department to get involved since there are cries of racism. And Al Sharpton is DEMANDING the name of the police officer involved. Of course, it doesn’t matter the death threats police or the risk of the involved officer’s life. I mean, don’t worry about finding out what happened. And, of course, since a wrongful death occurred, you go out and loot, burn and destroy anything because you are mad, right? Never let a crisis go to waste. The one thing I strongly agree with (this is the LA Times for goodness sake) is that the police force should always have majority members from the community and divided as closely as possible to the make-up of that community. If these residents are as quiet and peaceful as they claim, filling that police recruitment bill should be no problem I would think. Still, it is the senseless looting and destruction of private property that always makes these matters lose their appeal of the core issue.

Here is another senseless crime without reason: in the city of Weatherford, Texas, a group of “vandals” are going to residents’ houses and burning their American flags. How long before a house burns down? Or before someone gets shot? Are people that bored or angered that they have to needlessly destroy property or loot? What gives them this license and what is missing in their lives that would change this behavior?

Rats are overtaking St. Clair shores. A proposal by the council is to put a $5 bounty per rat. Good money making endeavor. I’m sure there will be many ingenious ways (and some illegal) in bagging the poor little critters. But the better idea is in the comments (3rd one down from last check). Between the bounty on rats or liberals, citizens could make much more money on liberals. Why you ask? Because rats are smart enough to be quiet and hide. Looks like a win-win for St. Clair and Michigan.

San Fransico. Where the hippie movement took hold. Land of Pelosi and Feinstein. Where you have the right to walk around in public neckid…as long as you don’t touch your privates. Home of the homosexual elites. And the home of the Golden Gate Bridge. An engineering marvel in its own right with blood all over its soul. That’s right; it kills people on a regular basis, just by existing. But help is on the way. The board has approved a 76 million dollar net (50 million paid by us) to stop the suicides. A board member was heard saying that “..if the net saves but one life, then it was worth the cost”. I don’t know about all that.

Now the article talks about those being caught trying to jump, for the most part, decide not to try suicide again. Really? Were they given over to mental health institutions and cured? And this cop talks about as soon as they climb to the other side of the 4 foot barrier, it is like having a gun to their head that is cocked and ready to pull the trigger. Why would he say that? Since California has such onerous gun laws, why not make onerous bridge laws? Why a gun and not a bottle of pills? Or a noose? Who really cares. The bottom line is, you will not be able to come from all over the world and commit suicide (with a scenic view when the fog is in) from this wonderful bridge anymore…..unless you really try….with all your heart and soul. It just means that suicides will happen more in the bathroom, or bedroom, or roadway, or backyard tree, or skyscraper, or ocean and river, or any place else.

Another good thing about this net is that if there are 75 million tax payers in the U.S., my share is only 66 cents. I would rather save babies than nutjobs in SF with my money but I guess it is better than having to support sex change operations for misguided homosexual mental defectives. Oh, forgot, Obamacare is already doing that. Well, thee are still 2 years for these screwed up homosexuals to take the leap from the bridge if they so desire. 76 million dollars for a net on a bridge. How much for a net to cover the city? And how much more would it take to build the wall on the border? What a screwy America we live in. Oops. Just had a thought. Will this net be Constitutional, since it will take away an individuals’ freedom of expression? Time will tell.

It happened back in 2008. It isn’t the time but the circumstances that I wish to dwell on. This Michigan man brutally and purposely stabbed and cut the throats of his family before running away to India where he was finally caught and extradited for his crime. That he used a knife is not novel because there are many homocides that use knives. Rather, he had a masters degree in mathematics and was unemployed. We talk about illegals taking jobs away from Americans. We also talk about how financial issues push people to do some drastic things. Seems to be the case here. I don’t know if his wife brow-beat him to support the family. I don’t know if the kids expected all those vices available to Americans. I don’t know if he gambled or lost money in the stock market or lived too lavishly for his means. His defense focuses on finances being the cause. Other than his premeditated scheme to kill his family, I do believe he suffered from financial stress. It is an issue and there are many more stories out there like this. It can only get worse since those that work are at the breaking point of supporting those that don’t. Doing the right thing and trying to survive while the deck keeps getting stacked against you can flip a switch in your head. The economy has more ramifications than most people realize. We’ll see if this trend gains speed or gov’t comes back to reality.