Archive for June, 2018

Marijuana Kills People

June 14, 2018

When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: “Guns don’t kill people. People do.” The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain.

The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling “high”, marijuana can cause behavior that kills.

Marijuana has two ways of killing people. Marijuana reduces the brain’s ability to detect and respond appropriately to danger such as when driving a car. Sometimes the marijuana user dies from a traffic accident. Sometime the person who dies was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Marijuana is associated with homicidal behavior. Marijuana violence often involves firearms. Some of this violence is due to marijuana’s tendency to induce paranoia in some people. Marijuana heightens the sense of fear as it does the other senses.

The sense of smell can play a role in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. Police officers who have had a bad experience with drug dealers or marijuana users could become overly fearful if they smell marijuana on someone they are dealing and be more likely to shoot than they would be otherwise. Government needs to finance research on this possibility.

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How Mark Felt and Leon Jaworski Helped the Commies

June 7, 2018

I don’t believe FBI Associate Director Mark Felt  and  Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski  deliberately set out to give “aid and comfort” to America’s communist enemies, but they couldn’t have done more to help the Soviet bloc countries if they had been leaders of American communists.   Their misuse of their  positions to undermine President Richard Nixon weakened the presidency and thus the ability of the United States to compete with the Soviet Bloc.

They took advantage of a botched CIA “black bag” operation to destroy Richard Nixon in spite of the fact that the United States was leading democratic nations in a long term conflict with an alliance of communist dictatorships.   The burglary fit a pattern of CIA/FBI operations later investigated by  Frank Church’s Senate Committee.  Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin in their book Silent Coup state that someone convinced  White House Counsel John Dean he should have CIA personnel investigate a claim about an acquaintance of his by breaking into the Democratic party headuarters.

The details about Watergate are not important.  What is important is that it was oneof many operations carried out by government agecies that included the bugging of Dr Martin Luther King .    The misuse of the incident to force Nixon out of office was a disaster for the United States that created opportunities for the Soviet Union and its allies   The Democratic Republic of Vietnam took advantage of the weakened United States  presidency to launch an invasion of South Vietnam that one or two B-52 raids could have ended.   The weakness of the United States  allowed Iranian students to take over the American embassy and the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan.

The strength of the United States depends upon the strength of its president.    Leon Jaworski’s over throw of Nixon was a disaster for the United States in domestic policy as well as in foreign policy. The country had economic troubles for a decade after the overthrow of  the Nixon administration.

Roseanne’s Tweet Isn’t Racist

June 7, 2018

Slandering apes by comparing them to politicians isn’t racist because comparisons can involve both black and white politicians. The practice isn’t new.

Who does the following rant describe? ”This guy is weird! This guy’s, like, an ape. He’s got ape arms! He’s got, like, ape-awkward arms. This guy’s, like, an ape-awkward guy! This guyyy! Is an ape;”

No, it’s not President Barack Obama. He was a president, but he wasn’t a Democrat.

No, it’s not President George W Bush. Many people nicknamed Bush with variations of the word “Chimpy”, but this president lived in a different century and had a long lanky build..

Well would you believe “the Illinois Ape [The Original Gorilla The Orangutan in the White House]” was none other than President “Ape” Lincoln. I mean Abe Lincoln

Valerie Jarrette would be in good company if Roseanne had compared her to an ape, However, Roseanne didn’t say Jarrette was an ape. Roseanne tweeted “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Johnny Carson occasionally observed that if a comic had to explain a line it wouldn’t get a laugh. Comics rarely analyze situation. They make observations based on a superficial view or use an idea that comes from their subconscious. Sometimes they will get a laugh and other times they may lay an egg.

“The Planet of the Apes” is a series of movies based on a science fiction story set in earth’s distant future. Apes have displaced complacent humans as the most intelligent species. If Roseanne is making a negative comment about Jarrette then obviously Jarrette would be one of the “dumb” humans rather than one of the intelligent apes.

I realize that those who support the old southern one drop rule consider Jarrette black, but her DNA is more European than African. The people of the Middle East are white. The Europeans originated in the Middle East. For example, the Aryans are Indo-Iranians.

Roseanne’s combining of the Muslim brotherhood with “The Planet of the Apes is interesting because the Muslim culture is attempting to displace the European culture like apes displaced humans.