Category Archives: CURRENT TRENDS

Arsenic, Apple Juice and Feuding Doctors

Maybe it’s just a lay person’s view, but most would imagine the average American response as follows: why the hell is arsenic allowed in any food or drink we consume? Read More

The Hidden Truth of Growing Entitlement Program Costs

The biggest threat facing entitlement programs is gargantuan healthcare costs brought on by a broken medical system no longer willing or capable of providing quality care to the sickest of people, to those who need it most. Instead we have care based solely on ability to pay, hospitals and practitioners so skittish about giving care for fear they won’t get their money decisions center around how many days and what kind of care the above mentioned programs will cover rather than need.Read More

Transgender Is Not a Religious Abomination

However transgender is highly different than homosexuality or bisexuality; in fact it has nothing to do with sexual behavior or who you choose to be with, instead being more about who you are, boy or girl, man or woman. And unlike the disputes over whether or not gays, lesbians and bisexuals are making a conscious choice in who they become attracted to, the problems that lead someone to be transgender have a clearer scientific, medical basis. Read More

Debt Deal: Win, Lose or Draw What’s Next and What It All Means

Truthfully it appears “we” will fund everything but what’s needed; Claire McCaskill said it best during Meet the Press on Sunday: there is a difference between telling Warren Buffet no; we won’t pay for your prescription drugs and turning Medicare into a voucher program.Read More

Spanking is Lazy, Stupid, Unimaginative Parenting Out of Control?

All of these stories point to disquieting trends about spanking and spankers; people who freely admit to having no time for other forms of discipline such as timeouts; one parent described having to preside over, enforce lost privileges made them feel like a prison guard adding stress to discipline, pointing a multitude of parents who don’t want to put in any more effort into dealing with their children than it takes to hit them until they behave, scores calling it the quickest form of discipline. Read More

Spanking is Lazy Parenting Part 2 Individual, Social and Societal Consequences

In this country the only people who are allowed to be hit are children; you hit someone in the street you are likely to be booked for assault if the police are called, should the victim choose to press charges. You hit your spouse man or woman offender and you go to jail. If your boss “spanked” you every time you said something he didn’t agree with or made a mistake they would be sued for harassment as they would if they forced an employee to walk around bare assed showing what they had done. So if it’s not ok to hit an adult why is it ok to hit a child? Read More

Political Brinksmanship Big Problems

Looking at their inner workings and personnel structure congress rightly pointed out, while fighting the downgrade, that 100 financial analysts keeping track of monitoring, over 100 countries isn’t enough people to get an accurate picture of what is going on in something as large and complex as an entire country’s financial system. Read More

Retiring More Than a Ship

Without government involvement, without it being viewed as a priority individuals leaving NASA, ones having followed them for decades wonder if we, Americans will ever return to the heart of what NASA always was, what the remnants still are, exploration; will we ever go into space to increase our knowledge, curious to find what is out there, answer questions about our own beginnings?Read More

Extreme Couponing Ruining it For Everyone Else?

And if you think it’s too good to be true, you might be right, outside of the daunting amount of time spent looking for coupons, the fact that people’s entire garages, extra space in small 2 bedroom apartments is dedicated to a stockpile of items fit for any survivalist, end of the world cult fantasist, is the overwhelming feeling from those watching that these people are cheating; they have somehow found a way to get over on the system at the expense of the rest of us.Read More

Teachers Frank Blog About Students To Get her Fired And are We Debating The Wrong Issue?

One commenter said: “instead of completing the grade cards appropriately- with fair grades and fair and realistic comments, she was making up this list and posting it on her blog…This shows at best, poor judgment and lack of capacity to do required work. At worst it shows someone who dislikes the students that almost anyone could do a better job coming in with a fair and open attitude.” And that, in a nutshell, is why she should lose her job.Read More