Category Archives: CURRENT TRENDS

The Biggest Crime in the American Education System: No One Wants to Teach Kids

It goes to the heart of a system whose foundation seems to be summed up in the phrases pass the buck, it’s not my problem; goals are set over the students heads from day one, no one any longer possessing a clue about reasonable expectations per grade level.Read More

The Right to Death Party,” What the Republican Presidential Debate Reveals About the American People

And yet somehow without having admittedly been to church in years manages to remember questions about being your brother’s keeper, a commandment of thou shalt not kill along with a satirical statement that between the let the uninsured die crowd and the presidential wannabe Ron Paul they “weren’t feeling a lot of that do no harm Jazz.” Read More

Pat Robertson’s Advice on Alzheimer’s Patients Not as Bad as First Thought?

He was giving advice to one person in one situation, someone who was essentially contemplating cheating on their wife. And in that case he said it would be better for him to divorce her if he was going to do anything, because divorce isn’t a sin, cheating is. 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

Sponge Bob Bad for Kids?

Also to be addressed is the question of how much “clear thinking” a 4 year old actually does to begin with; children at that age flit from one topic of conversation to the next at a moment’s notice, switch favorite toys, activities, interests almost as quickly, a phrase pointing to the possibility our pediatric psychologist has the same problem as other adults, failure to truly understand kids.Read More

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

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

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