SLC Homelessness. Bad form?

It’s easy to call “bad form” when you have a roof over your head.

https://www.ksl.com/article/46673485/lt-gov-cox-calls-slc-homeless-protest-bad-form-says-there-are-better-ways-to-voice-concerns

not mine. just adding some beauty where needed.

Utah public lands managed?

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/09/pinyon-pine-juniper-forests-utah-torn-out-why

What’s happening right now under our noses before we have a chance to stop. When I read this my brain goes dizzy with cognitive dissonance trying to understand such self serving, mendacious reasoning.

just some Utah sky

Gun violence data: Odds of being shot, other causes of death compared

https://amp.businessinsider.com/us-gun-death-murder-risk-statistics-2018-3

Some stats to help understand our ways of dying.

Admit it. Government support is needed for public projects.

www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/daily-on-healthcare-white-house-tries-to-rally-conservatives-in-very-weird-healthcare-meeting

Government support for private sector is not Socialism. We have little to fear when Gov partners with private sector to get things done the private sector could not do. These projects are NOT Socialism. They are, and have been for years, part of our History. Internet. Interstate. Space. Military. Water. Partnering is the only way these ideas come to fruition so we all benefit.

The real dark side is that we, taxpayers pay for the programs. But once done the private sector reaps the dollars. The Web was developed via R&D paid for by our tax dollars. We all benefit from this, but it’s the Amazon’s, Microsoft’s, Apples who become wealthy on the backs of taxpayers. Trucking is another case. The interstate was built for defense. But now trucking companies have use of this extensive road system maintained in part by our tax dollars.

This sort of partnership is Democratic Socialism. It works. Has worked and can work. It is NOT Socialist/Communist.

It should not be feared. What should be feared is when we are so scared of the word Socialism, we give in to that fear and add to the paralysis which has become prevalent.

Guilt by association can come back to haunt

slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-bill-clinton-donald-trump-alan-dershowitz.html

I certainly can make no claim to knowing about this. Only that accusations against Epstein have followed him for years. And a few of these connections are known for their own behavior, Sleazy at best. Salacious in truth.

Nathan Bedford Forrest as hero?

amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/13/politics/bill-lee-tennessee-governor-kkk-nathan-forrest/index.html

Another politician days it’s not my fault and passes the buck. And I thought my spine was a wreck!

Do we have a coherent World view anymore?

I heard an interesting interview on NPR this morning.

Thesis was: it wasn’t that long ago collective info came to us from fewer sources than now. Though there was disagreement about who the info served our if it was fair and complete, in general it was delivered by organizations and people we knew and trusted. And relevant to this thesis, the fewer sources meant instead of creating division and anxiety, we had a common center around which to evolve, leading to hopefully better governing.

Now the world of information is fractured by the multitudes of platforms we use. This allows anyone too say anything from anywhere about whatever they choose.

Now as individuals we have to, if we can, assimilate this info, determine where truth lies, before we can integrate it into a coherent World view.

One result is we now have a cornucopia of views, a cacophony of voices shooting at us to believe them or get chastised.

The past, I believe was much the same as now, but now finding common belief has reduced us to arguing, instead of leading FOR us common folks.

Governing has fallen by the wayside as people argue about the multitudes of ideas, instead of looking at the common ground and answering those solutions.