CNN–all the news you can use. So goes the slogan of the network.

My analytical day is over! The major news story is prostitutes serving prostitutes. No sense in even trying to bring about so logic for today.

See you tomorrow–same Bat channel, same Bat time!


Daily Observ ation

Here are your important news stories of the morning.

Baldwin is still an ass!

Anna Nicole is still dead and everyone is looking for the key to the cash box.

Gere is still a pucker!

Bridge damaged in SF and will cause traffic delays. Since I do not live there, I could care less.

The cheesy story of the Washington Madame will not go away. Why?

Oh, yeah! There is still a fire in Ga.

These are the lead stories on CNN–you know the extension of th E! channel.

Apparently, US talking with Iran about Iraq is not news. Or the Israel theft of Pal land for a wall. Or a million protesters in Turkey. Or….shit I am tired…you figure it the F*CK out.


Zero Tolerance

A lovely sentiment. It has become an new “catch” word since the tragedy at Va. Tech. It seems some are calling for this concept to deal with the prob of guns. Well they used it to deal with drugs and that went really well, huh? (Sarcasm intended).

Zero Tolerance is a fascist word, I mean Hitler had a zero tolerance and we see where that went. The use of the term solves NO problems. It is a claim used by whoever, to indicate the formulation of a policy when in reality nothing is solved. Example? Try Drugs! It is a way to give lip sevice to a problem while ignoring it. It is a nonsolution to give the appearance that one is tough on the problem and will do something. All it does is allow the entity to give the impression that something is to be done; while it is ignored.

Anytime you hear the term “zero tolerance” just remeber it is a steaming pile of crap that is used to impress the mindless.


Environment Revisited

Recenly, the Japanese PM visited his old buddy, Bush and at a press conference Bush stated that the Us would pursue ethanol and Nuke energy, for they were emission friendly. How nice! Nukes! They can be emissions free but what to do with the by-product? Why do the people never mention what the by-product is capabale of and its half life and its storage?

Noticeably missing from his diatribe on the environment is the use of renewable resources like wind and solar. Why is that? Good question, Professor! The answer? (waiting…waiting….)

These resources are not a resource that can be exploited by big business No one would control the manufacturing or the distribution; in essence no one could make big profits by manipulation of the resource.

Now ask yourself, why have the congressmen/women not jumped onto this? They owe their political life to the ones who control the resources. All programs are minor programs and they want to stretch them for 10-20 yrs. Why is that?

If you have an answer–please go for it!



An Alternative Healthcare Proposal

For years, the most pressing problem that the US faces is that of adequate healthcare for all the American people. Leaders have toyed with the problem, the people have wanted more, presidents have given it tons of lip service, but yet no one has an idea that will work. It either would cost too much money or it would not be politically advantageous or……..and the beat goes on. To date there is still no adequate healthcare or a workable plan. My question is–how long will they debate and promise and ……?

I have had a thought on one possible path they could be taken to help the American people with adequate healthcare. And the really good part of it, it will not add much cost to the system that would needed to be funded by more taxes.

But I start I want to make it clear that this plan is for doctors and visists it will not encompass hospitalizationof any kind. The easy part would be the doctor’s end of the equation, the hospital part will take a massive plan to fix it. This then is just a small part of the problem, but could be fixed with little increase to the American people.

This is a plan that I sent to my Congressman several years ago and his reply had nothing to do with what I had outlined. In other words, the pig did not read it and some low level gopher sent me a reply to my proposal. Needless to say, I have little use for my congressman, who by the way is still on my dime in Washington.

First let us start with seemingly unrelated problems; the healthcare of the American people and those who default on their student loans. Is there a connection? Well, yeah! One of the worst abusers of non-payment of student loans are those in the medical field; doctors to be more exact.

There have been many plans over the years to try an get the money out of these abusers, but most were a dismal failure. One such plan, the doctor would go where the US needed him/her and work until the loan was paid down. Not bad, but unfortunately, there were always loopholes that allowed the people to escape from this plan.

My proposal is simple, the doctor opens a clinic in Willacuchi, Ga and begins seeing patients. He would then choose a day a week that the poor would be treated. The amount of the visit, supplies and medication that he used that day would be deducted from his loan balance and this would be continued until the entire loan was paid off. NO ESCAPE CLAUSES!

The doctor, no matter what city or town, would not have to give up their private practice or their goals of riches accumulation. The Dept. of Health and Human Services would monitor the transactions, to keep them honest.

This proposal will not eliminate the need for more sweeping changes in the healthcare of Americans, but it woiuld be a start at helping those who cannot afford to visit the doctor on regular basis. Those people who do not have insurance or money enough for doctors appointments. I realize that this is simplistic and if the government gets involved it might become a nightmare, but it is a start

It would not take DHHS long to come up with a satisfactory method of determining who is in need and who is scamming. This would not be that difficult and I say why not give it a try?



Democratic Debate

Last nite the first in a list of debates began–18 months before the election–it is gonna be a looooooooong campaign season.

It was extremely boring, except for what-his-name from Alaska, he played the part of entertainer. Of than that, it was a yawner. Whwn asked about the vote for the war then against war–NO ONE uses the “L” word–LIES. Why? They seem to say that they made a rational choice at the time. Why not say, the pres was lying and we fell for it?

This is a perfect example of the political games that your reps play.



What Is Isratin?

OK class be seated. The lecture begins!

How many in this class have heard of Qadafi? How about the “Green Book”? ( Waiting while tapping finger tips on desk) OK, enough! Qadafi is the leader of the country of Libya; he came to power in a coup and has been the leader ever since. The “Green Book” was written by Qadafi and is about the proper way to govern the country. There are some valid points in his book and I recommend it to all for an insight into an alternate form of governing the people.

Hopefully, my classes have given a unique perspective to the ME region and the problems faced by the people of the region. In the past there has been a wealth of proposals to find a solution to the Palestine-Israel debate. Plans such as the Arab proposal of 2002, Oslo Acord and the US attempt with the “Roadmap”, just to mention a few. All have been a failure or outright dismissed by either party to the conflict. While all sides debate, confront and just plain talk, many have died on both sides of the conflict.

There ws a plan that not many took very seriously. I was offered by Qadafi and/or his son. It was put forth in a document called the “White Book”. Basically, it is a plan for a single country, to be called something like Israteen, Isratin. He said that there was no way a 2 state solution would work to bring peace. Why?

1) The land area is too narrow to accommodate two states living side by side.

2) Two states would come into conflict, because the land of each, they believe, forms part of the land of the other, and each statelet would feel threatened by the other party.

3) Neither could absorb Jewish immigrants and Palestinian refugees.

4) Each party has settlements on the land of the other. At least one million Palestinians live in the so-called State of Israel and about half a million Israelis, at least, currently live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Other sects include the Druze, Catholics, Christians and Muslims. The area provides a model for integration and co-existence.

5) The workers in Israeli factories are Palestinians.

6) Mutual reliance, if not integration, in respect of goods and services.

Here are the reasons it would work.

1) Return of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons to their homes.

2) A single state. Lebanon serves as a good example.

3) Free elections under UN supervision on the first and second occasions.

4) Removal of Weapons of Mass Destruction from the new state and, if any, from the Middle East.

5) Conflict in the Middle East would then end. The new state would be like Lebanon. It would receive recognition and could even accede to the Arab League.

OK , Isratin could bring about peace in the region. Would it last? IMO, it would not, no matter how willing the players are to achieve peace. Why, do I say that? WATER!

With the expansion of population the pull on the resource would become greater and greater, until it was a major problem and when it becomes that the conflict would reignite and with the rebirth of conflict, a civil war would be in the making. Which in turn would see increased deaths, famine, violence and , once again refugees. The cycle would start all over.