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.

Victims

Trump claims Men are at a time that is scary, dangerous. A man can be accused of assault true or not. Of course Trump is of the generation and class that sees others, esp. women, as use and throw away items. So of course they are scared, fearful cause their history carries same kind of actions they now have to deny. 40 yrs ago we all looked the other way. All except Men and Women who were sick and tired of playing a game that reduced folks with fear and intimidation.

But men have nothing to fear. Part of the answer is quite simple. As long as men treat others as equal and with respect we will be fine. Last I heard respect was not a limited quantity. Equality is part of this country’s blood.

The more difficult issue is patriarchy. I think men have to be parents. Not on weekends but changing diapers. Wiping up puke. Leaving work for apts. Men need to be caregivers and we need to allow them.

Men need to learn respect for others. And learn it from other men. Not only women.

Ultimately add long as we live under patriarchal rule we will suffer the consequences. As long as we play around the edges and pretend things can and do and have changed well keep getting what we deserve. What’s that?

A system where someone like Trump represents us.

Eternal Vigilance?

Kavanaugh notes on hearing.

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As our country grew, came to be united, there was primary concern, perhaps a carryover from the Monarchy we were escaping from, that today is rarely if ever discussed, in the terms used in the 18th century, particularly during the 1800 Election between Jefferson/Adams. To a man (of course all white males of the landed class) they feared the division of politics into a dual party system. I imagine, (though have not specifically researched yet) their fear was that if this occurred, their great democratic experiment would fail. (How Slavery was dealt with carries this curse as well). The single party system very quickly failed. Thus, we have a 2 party system which has slowly turned into a deep partisanship vehicle for favoritism, and to many, the Rich, and perhaps with Trump at the wheel, despotism. Then, we had the Jeffersonian common man theory vs. Adams, Monroe representative theory based on the idea only a few were capable of governing.

If it’s thought about we’re not told about either this split and/or the 2 theories of governing. We’re all one big happy country!!! Well, sort of, but not really.

Senate hearing for Kavanaugh clearly showed this split at the least to publicly displaying a nominee unable to control his emotions, respect for conflict, intractability on views when challenged, and to many, including myself, outright lying at worst, softening events at best.

What’s gone before is done. Based on his behavior, apart from his unpopular views, I do NOT want him confirmed. Would you want someone who behaved as he did to be responsible for YOUR life as the last resort in our system? I certainly hope not. And the things is, other choices are there! I’m not saying justices that support my views, that’s not what the Court is for (though it has become), but justices who are actually deliberative despite their own views.

Finally I will say, anyone who channels Trump behavior, in NO way deserves confirmation. Pages could be written about all this. Others can have at it. I’m just posting some thoughts that have filled my head, making me Mad, Sad, concerned. Do with them what you wish.

Devils Triangle
It appears he lied about this.

BOF
Questions his answer at the least. One definition means to intake substances via the anus.

Conservative Kennedy wonders about our Democracy

Rape as power over and oppression of
War esp. shows use of Rape as victor’s spoils and instillation of fear

Drinking Addiction, Alcoholism
One point belying Kavanaugh’s “occasional” overdrinking is his “weak stomach” comment. If one drinks to puking and then keeps drinking, you are an Alcoholic and Addicted.

Conspiracy
I don’t think believing this, would reassure me if Kavanaugh was looking at my case.

Demeanor
Definition

Truth

Frat parties

ABA

Equality

Break time. Pardon any errors. Mine alone.