Opioids – Government Impotent Ignorance Prevails!

Update 10/31/2017:  Politicians blame doctors and pharmacies for the opioid crisis, despite the CDC reports that show that illegal drugs are the main source of overdose deaths. According to the CDC report for 2016, most lethal effects of the opioid epidemic are coming from the streets and not out of doctors’ offices and pharmacies. “IllicitlyContinue reading “Opioids – Government Impotent Ignorance Prevails!”

Details Missing in CBO Projected Healthcare Coverage “Losses”

Numbers can deceive when important details are left out.  The recent Congressional Budget Office assessment of the Senate Republican healthcare bill estimated the reduction in the number of people covered by health insurance. Most of the coverage dropped would be because of state laws, not federal.  The states set Medicaid coverage standards. Another big chunkContinue reading “Details Missing in CBO Projected Healthcare Coverage “Losses””

Sails or Sea Anchors? – Who Do We Need as Our National Leaders?

What happens when what always works does not?  What happens to leaders who are blinded by the momentum of power from past successes?  Equally fair, what happens to leaders who are thrust into power by overreactions to the establishment?  Answer:  nothing good. A maelstrom of entropy is looming over us, the world’s only superpower.  QuixoticContinue reading “Sails or Sea Anchors? – Who Do We Need as Our National Leaders?”

What Are We Watching? – Peter, Parkinson, Murphy Rule

Parkinson’s Law suggests that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”  The Peter Principle posits, “in any hierarchy people tend to rise in the hierarchy through promotion until they reach the levels of their respective incompetence.” Murphy’s Law states that “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, at exactly the wrong moment.”Continue reading “What Are We Watching? – Peter, Parkinson, Murphy Rule”

Balls, Boys, & Dads – Life as a Sport

Perspective makes a huge difference.  Most men get their attitudes towards sports from their fathers.  As boys, Dad is the first, safe, ball-playing partner.  As babies, we learn to track a rolling ball with awkward, sometimes amused, unfamiliar, jerky head and eye movements.  At some point, Dad encourages us in high-pitched, baby talk, big smiles,Continue reading “Balls, Boys, & Dads – Life as a Sport”

No Penalty for Synthetic News – Voracious Media Swallow Anything

For quite a while, papers such as the National Enquirer were the only place a reader could find out about the conception and birth of the extraterrestrial, alien children of movie stars. “Enquiring Minds Want to Know,” led supermarket and drugstore shoppers to buy the tabloid for gossip and secrets of the rich and famous,Continue reading “No Penalty for Synthetic News – Voracious Media Swallow Anything”