Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pakistan Promotes Barbarism; Mullahs Allow Wife Beating

Happy Sunday? Really I shouldn't be surprised. The species Human is still extremely primitive in thought and action. These thoughts stood out the most in my mind.

"Do not break any bones or cut her skin or leave any marks," he added. "Do not hit her vindictively, but only for reminding her about her religious duties."

Religion is an invention of Humans. The duties to that religion are also inventions of Humans. Using violence to enforce compliance with the rules of any religion is primitive and barbaric. Violence may not be used to promote myth.

"The draft bill has a step-by-step guide on how to administer these beatings. If a wife disobeys her husband, according to the document, the husband should try to talk to her. If that doesn't work, he should sleep separately and only finally use violence as a last resort."

One person has no right to harm another. If a person has not touched another person in violence, they may not be touched with violence. Marriage does not bestow ownership of a person, and neither does it convey the right to visit harm to a spouse for non-compliance with the will of the other. It goes both ways too!

"The draft said beatings also should be administered to any woman who does not wear a hijab, gives money to other people without her husband's permission, and talks loudly so the neighbors can hear."

Again, "Marriage does not bestow ownership of a person, and neither does it convey the right to visit harm to a spouse for non-compliance with the will of the other."

Pakistan is far away from our lands. Their ideas about life are very different in a lot of ways. Some of their ideas are the same. Like the idea that primitive Humans figured out the nature of the universe long ago. Like the idea that all the answers to solving Human problems are within the pages of an ancient tome.

You Humans better get over it if you wish to live. The habit of inventing religion, then promoting it with a flood of blood has got to stop before it stops Humanity. That habit has already stopped the advancement of a large portion of the Humans on the planet. Time to reverse that by abandoning all myth. Embrace logic and reason.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Build Mini-Towns of Hope; Smarter Way to Solve Homelessness

Yesterday one of my friends had their windshield smashed by a person who then stole a bag out of their truck. It happened in an area of town where there are a lot of homeless persons.

I read an article which told the story of a homeless man in Albuquerque who is continually harassed, ticketed for begging for food, and led into the courtroom for it, and the officer not show up. There is the well founded notion that city governments all over the nation spend a lot of money in an effort to get homeless people to move on to the next town. Never do they solve the problems facing our homeless citizens. Instead they only make a costly effort to shift the burden of responsibility for them.

No Sleeping!
This problem of homelessness is costly indeed. The reasons for the homelessness are as varied as the resulting costs to society. Like my friend's smashed windshield. It is covered by insurance, so all people who pay for auto insurance bare the costs of a broken glass when perhaps a person who is homeless becomes desperate. Let's not ignore the costs of arresting, prosecuting and jailing homeless persons, and doing so with laws designed to make it hard on a homeless person so that they move along to the next town. Let's add in the costs of physical barriers designed to deny a homeless person a place to sit, or sleep. The lack of water, or of bathroom facilities in urban and metropolitan areas causes further hardships on homeless persons. So sometimes in desperation a person might take action they would otherwise not have taken to fulfill these basic needs, like pissing on the street in public. Then they get arrested, thrown in jail and further costing society.

No Sitting!
Then because of a lack of food, drug addiction or any other number of reasons (like hungry children) copper wires and other metals are liberated from functioning public and private equipment so that it can be sold at the recyclers. This is a problem that is increasing, and it is a dangerous problem to boot. Some of the damaged equipment is standby equipment only meant to be activated in case of an emergency. If it fails, people's safety is put at risk.

Our civilization has been handling this problem in the wrong way. It stands to reason that we have handled it in the wrong way too! After all we only recently emerged as an intellectual species. It takes time to figure things out. Just like back in our primitive past, Humans thought it was okay to enslave other Humans. Then through time and learning we found that it was not okay to enslave. So our species began to shun slavery in mass. That is what we have to do now with the barbaric methods our civilization has used to deal with problems homeless persons face. We have to abandon those primitive methods in favor of smarter, and more humane methods.

Homeless not allowed!
I would like to see all the money that is spent on things like the effort to get homeless people to move on to the next town, arresting, throwing in jail, replacing copper and other metals from damaged equipment, and all the other costs caused by the problems homeless people face used in a better way.

Use that money to set up small sudo-towns. Make them state managed mini towns. Towns in which a person who has this problem of no where to live can freely come and go. No signs of forced occupation or ejection. Make the mini-town safe and secure for our citizens who might need that. Cause the mini-town to be able to keep our people from freezing to death in the winter, or burning to death in the summer. Provide a section for animal husbandry, and the growing of food plants. This would provide for the education of our people for self sufficiency and the provisions for the mini-town. Provide for the acquisition of education and skills for our people in need too! Provide for all the things that would fulfil the basic needs of a Human, plus a little extra boost in order to help solve the problems that prevents their successful integration into society.

The Mini-Towns would not have to be fancy. Everything in them should be utilitarian in nature. I think all the money used to shift responsibility, hurrass and otherwise make our brother and sister citizen's life a living hell, and the replacing of all that copper and aluminium, should do nicely to help our homeless people solve the problems facing them with the option of the Mini-Town.

Here is an idea for the Mini-Town. Make a roster people can sign up on for work. Then give a tax break to local businesses that hire temps from the Mini-Town so long as they pay a living wage and does the other socially responsible things an employer would do in an enlightened progressive society for their employees. Then the person who uses the facilities of the Mini-Town can transition back into society. Many times a temp job becomes a permanent job. Many times valuable skills are gained through a temp job.

Also I would like to see the entire thing be totally green! Solar/wind powered and maintained by persons who live there, and are trained there for green technology. Then one day that person who used the facilities of the Mini-Town could endeavour to secure permanent employment in the booming green energy industry.

I think that would be a far better way, and vastly more humane way to help our people who are homeless solve the problems facing them. Do you see how this is turned around? Homeless persons are not a problem to be dealt with by the state! Rather, the problems facing homeless persons are problems that must be dealt with by the state. The people of the state. All of them!

The state and private persons spend state and private monies to shift the responsibility we have for our brothers and sisters to other places, and to repair damages caused by our homeless brothers and sisters as they attempt to solve their day to day problems. Let's make a place they will go of their own accord, and become whole again. Let's help our brothers and sisters solve the problems facing them. Let us help our brothers and sisters. It is time for a better way. An enlightened way. It is time to lay away our primitive methods in favor of methods that work.

Build Mini-Towns of Hope for our homeless people. Help our people to solve the problems facing them.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Revolution of the Human spirit

I so want our nation to get past all the primitive anger. I want our species to get past that. It seems like there is plenty of it to go around. Hate and anger over things real and unreal. Fingers pointing in all directions. It means to me that all of us need to improve. I've said sexist things in the past. I've said racist things in the past. I am no better than anyone else out there because we all have a burden of blame to carry.

So let us calmly acknowledge it. Let us recognise it for what it is. It is the baser instincts of humanity coming to the surface. That is our true enemy. So let us admit it is there and work in a logical and reasoned manner like advanced Humans to purge these primitive thoughts and actions from our species. Is this not a political revolution? Should it not also be a revolution of the Human spirit? I surely hope so because if it is not, we are in extreme danger of falling back into barbarism. Then all the work, suffering and death that got us here will be for nothing.

We have a choice to make. We better choose wisely. We better not let liars and thieves choose for us. No good has ever come of it, so why continue? Right at this very moment in time we have given over to humans the power over life and death. Our life and death. Doesn't that bother you? Don't you know that the few can not stand against the billions if the billions raise up? So let us billions not allow the few to kill us with avarice and uncaring greed.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is Wrong With America; Racism & Sexism

This is what is wrong with America. I had to share this Facebook thread because I think it is important, and gets little to no attention. The racists motivations of the GOP, and their rank and file. Please excuse the use of the "N" word. I think it was necessary to maybe shock people out of the fog of ignorance and illogic. Like grabbing them by the collar and slapping some sense into their dumb head. I've had it up to my eyeballs with the primitive apeish behaviour of the bigots in our nation. The guy Williams suggested I move to Turkey. Maybe he, and people like him should move to Africa and live with the chimpanzees! With their behaviour they would be in fine company.

I want you to also know this. The members of the Republican party leadership are not only bigots. They are also sexists. Just like the shameful way they opposed our first Black President because they are lousy bigots, They would do double duty in opposition to who ever is the first woman president, and because they are lousy sexists too!

This problem will continue as long as the archeage ideology of bigotry and sexism is allowed sway the halls of government.

Read this and weep, or get angry. Yeah! Get angry and confront these jerk wad bigots. Give them no quarter. Shame them with the rebuke they deserve as primitive thinking Humans.

We are one. We are Human
James Williams · Friends with Michael Oliva

To disagree with the president's policy is a first amendment right. I'm not one for "brazen disrespect", but free speech is a right, just like, apparently, trampling and burning our flag, among other highly reproachable types of freedom of expression that never seem to phase you. Perhaps you should move to Turkey where it is illegal to speak out against the government or its leaders.

James Parks Jr.

I agree 100% about the right to disagree with the president being protected speech, James Williams. This is very different though, and only a moron would fail to see what is going on!

All of this is about race. Any person who would deny that is also a moron, or afraid to admit that they hate it that a "nigger" is in the White House. All the bigots in America are pissed off that they lost in 2008, and their primitive mindset couldn't dislodge Obama in 2012.

It is all about racism, and the idiots and primitives who embrace that. Even before the last vote was cast in 2008, the GOP vowed to oppose any policy that came out of an Obama office. They vowed to make Obama's presidency a non-presidency. Their policy decisions were not based on what is good for our nation and its people, but rather by their desire to ruin Obama, and just because he is a Black man. Vindictive, and hateful in the extreme, the Republican party has been guilty of repeated instances of disrespect, and trying to make end runs around him, or even to shut down the government to oppose him. The proofs are overwhelming.

The Republicans do not publically denounce the fact that there is a Black man in the White House. Oh no! They are cowards, and would never admit it because they are afraid of the backlash, or they are embarrassed because they know they are wrong, so they skirt the issue and try to rationalize. In the end it all boils down to one thing. Racism's deep roots in our nation being exposed, and no one wanting to confront that reality. I think even the people on the left are reluctant to admit that there is a hard core of millions of primitive racists in the "Land of the Free".

Perhaps you should move to Russia where the mind set is more aligned with yours, James Williams .

Obama Election Spurs Hate Crimes

updated 11/15/2008 5:57:53 PM ET

University of Alabama professor Marsha L. Houston posted a message against racism on Thursday after someone defaced a previous poster of President-elect Barack Obama and his family with a death threat and racial slur in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Other incidents include:

Four North Carolina State University students admitted writing anti-Obama comments in a tunnel designated for free speech expression, including one that said: "Let's shoot that (N-word) in the head."

Second- and third-grade students on a school bus in Rexburg, Idaho, chanted "assassinate Obama," a district official said.

University of Alabama professor Marsha L. Houston said a poster of the Obama family was ripped off her office door. A replacement poster was defaced with a death threat and a racial slur. "It seems the election brought the racist rats out of the woodwork," Houston said.

Black figures were hanged by nooses from trees on Mount Desert Island, Maine, the Bangor Daily News reported. The president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas said a rope found hanging from a campus tree was apparently an abandoned swing and not a noose.

Crosses were burned in yards of Obama supporters in Hardwick, N.J., and Apolacan Township, Pa.

A black teenager in New York City said he was attacked with a bat on election night by four white men who shouted 'Obama.'

In the Pittsburgh suburb of Forest Hills, a black man said he found a note with a racial slur on his car windshield, saying "now that you voted for Obama, just watch out for your house."