How stay safe? Buy a gun say women & Black-Americans

How stay safe?   More and more Americans lack confidence that the police will protect them.   Women are buying guns.  Forty percent of first time buyers this year are women.

Black-Americans are buying guns.   As a  demographic group, Black-Americans bought the most guns —  up 58.2% for the first six months of this year.

This July the FBI performed the third highest number of background checks on record.   In July alone, 1 .8 million guns were sold.  [Go WSJ, Voting With Their Guns]

Aptos Psychologist: 

What’s going on?  Look what people see on television night after night.   Large cities burning.  These cities have been run by Democrats for years and years.   When liberal and progresses won’t control crime, more Americans buy guns in self-defense.  Imagine that — women arming themselves.  Not just with pepper spray anymore. 

Do as Dutch do? Ditch masks in public? No study show that masks alone work.

No as Dutch do?  Ditch masks in public?  No study shows that masks alone help.  Masks may harm because they provide a false sense of security. And because they can harm because they are contaminated.

Dutch ditch masks in public. Everyone in Holland is  out and about.No masks.

There’s hidden danger to wearing masks said Dr. Birx in April as promote a false sense of security.

From the recent WSJ article:  There’s no solid support that face masks alone has a significant effect in the spread of flu or similar illness  per the six studies published in last decade using randomized trials.

The only trial with reusable cloth masks suggested they’re ineffective.   They could even increase the risk.   People may not wash their masks frequently enough or the masks become moist and contaminated. 

Firenze Sage: know it alls get thrashed [woman threw hot coffee on men not wearing masks]

An unhinged lunatic woman  approached two men, sitting outside in Manhattan Beach, California. The woman then lectured the men for not wearing masks.

She didn’t like their responses so she threw hot coffee on them.  Obviously, she’s not  a very tolerant and loving person.  She didn’t expect the men to get up and beat her boyfriend bloody.

But it might have been avoided in Holland at least:

Holland’s top scientists have examined data and research about COVID-19 and declared there is no clear evidence that wearing face masks protects — anyone.

In fact, the scientists say wearing masks may actually hamper the fight against virus.   So — no maks in public and enjoy the sun!

  “Face masks in public places are not necessary, based on all the current evidence,” said Coen Berends, spokesman for the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. “There is no benefit and there may even be negative impact.  

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Firenze Sage:   Know it alls  get thrashed.    

Hooray for arson! [liquor store burnings in 1992 accomplished Karen Bass’s goals]

Rep. Karen Bass, a CA  Afro-American and top contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, said in 1992 that the burning of hundreds of liquor stores during the L.A. riots was a “miracle” because it rid poor neighborhoods of hot spots for crime and drug activity. 

 Karen Bass was a community activist in the L.A. area  at the time focused on shutting down liquor stores, many of which were owned by Korean immigrants. 

The Democrat gave several interviews after the riots on the liquor store issue. She told The New York Times at the time that while arson was not the ideal path to force liquor stores closed, the burnings accomplished what her activist group had tried for years to achieve. 

Over 200 liquor store  businesses owned by Korean-Americans burned; one liquor store owned by blacks burned.  Only a dozen liquor stores  were re-built.  

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Firenze Sage:    Notice,  please,   that Korean Americans are the primary victims.

Citizen outcry against lock down, mask wearing, fines in Santa Cruz County

Citizens  assembled and spoke against the lock down, against wearing masks and  why they dislike possible   fines for not wearing masks.   The Board of Supervisors in Santa Cruz County CA listened.    

‘No masks!   Don’t criminalize people! Put masks on the  criminals  Gov. Newsom let out  of prison &  return  those criminals  to prison’ ! 

 ‘That cheap anti-malaria drug  hydroxycloroquine  works fine!’   ‘Masks keep people   from breathing properly!’ 

 Such were some of the comments by residents of Santa Cruz County to the Board of Supervisors.   

Live-streamed  on the  Santa Cruz Board of Supervisor’s Facebook page,   some  8-10  persons spoke  strongly 8/4/2020  in opposition to requirements to wear face masks and fines for not wearing them.  Click HERE to access live stream for Santa Cruz County CA Board of Supervisors.

A few more quotes from people speaking to Santa Cruz County’s Board of Supervisors 8/4/2020:

An older man said:   There’s no peer review double blind studies done that support wearing masks.    Anthony Fauci  MD originally said not to wear masks.  The Surgical General wrote 3/31 that masks are detrimental to our health. 

‘Various  MDs have lost jobs and had death threats related to use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxycloroquine  in conjunction with zinc and other medications.  Instead of the cheap anti-malaria drug,  MD  Fauci blesses a drug that costs $2K for a five day treatment.     Gov. Newsom  sends money to Santa Cruz County Health Officer to keep us in lockdown!  residents are waking up and voters will not vote for you.’

Another man:  ‘It’s Victory Day!  There’s 34 studies that the anti-malaria drug hydroxycloroquine    is effective and there’s no need for a vaccine.  The MD’s  who support the anti-malaria drug   were taken off Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  That’s Big Pharmo influence.   The mainstream media has been taken over.’

A young  health professional:    ‘One in five colds are the  virus. You should  talk about taking enough vitamin D.  Persons with darker pigmentation have different vitamin D requirements.      You are beyond nuts!    I’m ashamed of your  attitude:    ‘Give me safety or give me death’ Do you want to live in a bubble?  My deaf aunt who reads lips may have to.  What you’re  doing,   I’m ashamed of all of you. ‘

So what’s  California’s Democrat Gov. Newsom  done about masks? Remember, CA is the 5th largest economy in the world.   And CA is run by Democrats who believe in  globalization.  Hence, it makes ‘Newsonian sense’ that Gov. Newsom bought masks from China from a company that makes electric cars.  What Newsom did not do is get permission from the legislature before he purchased heaps and heaps of face masks.

About masks in CA:   In mid-April,  CA Gov. Newsom bought one million KN95s facemasks  for $5.5 from a Chinese brand that was on the FDA authorized list but was removed the following month and never added back, according to state purchasing records.    The Wall Street Journal,  FDA’s Mask Standards Shift, Sowing Problems  says that California officials didn’t respond to inquiries about what the state has done about ‘the bad masks’.

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Aptos Psychologist:   Lots of people don’t trust what government officials put out as ‘must do’ requirements concerning management of Covid-19.

People are right that each individual/ family needs to figure out what makes sense.  Small children –who can’t read lips and need to see facial expressions — don’t do well  developing language and social abilities with parents wearing face masks all the time.

What say you?   Comments welcome!    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Compare Obama & Trump on money in pocket, unemployment & inequality of income — let’s hoof back to Obama or re-create what Trump did?

Who did a better job on the economy — Obama or Trump — comparing money in the pocket, unemployment and inequality of income?

Obama fans  — read and weep!  Your hero Obama  stayed stuck in the mud.  This is from the Wall Street Journal Opinion page, Monday, August 3, 2020.

Money:   So did Obama or Trump put the most money in the pocket of  American families?     Comparing Obama with Trump as to which President did the best job raising  the annual medium income  (AMHI), Trump did twice as well as Obama.    That’s comparing Obama’s 8 years with the first two years of Trump’s administration.   (see WSJ,   The Economy That Obama Handed Trump Aug. 3, 2000).

Unemployment:   Unemployment and under-employment under Obama?   Remember the vast number of working-age people who were unable to find jobs and had given up actively looking for work during the Obama yaars?   The labor-force declined during Obama’s years and in Sept. 2015 it was the lowest since 1977.  Millions during those 8 years  were not working.  Remember all the people who  were reduced from full to part-time employment due to ObamaCare insurance rules?  In comparison, prior to the pandemic Trump’s policies  have encouraged job growth and put increased the well-being of workers and that of their families. [Teresa & Rich Guerriello’s Letter]

Income inequality:      How come so much more inequality?   Obama or Trump related?    Under Obama, after a full four years in office the unemployment rate was higher than when Obama took office Jan. 20, 2009.  This high unemployment rate persisted because it was the weakest expansion rate since the 1940s.   During  the 8 years of Obama with low economic growth and high unemployment, income inequality increased.    [Lee Huffman]

Aptos Psychologist:  Lately the drum beats by progressives and mainstream   media are getting louder and louder  about ‘income inequality’  that exists between ‘whites’ and Afro-Americans.  Progressives connect the increasing  income inequality between whites and blacks to ‘structural racism’ and ‘white supremacy’ .    Those are made up constructs of which there’s considerable discussion lately.

Why not just face the economic facts that during  Obama’s economy there was considerable increase in income inequality. That was there before Trump took office.

Why do you hate Trump? Be specific!

So why do you hate Trump?  Be specific!

Trump  does not ‘act Presidential’ some say.    That’s what  William  DeLaArteaga  writes  in his recently published essay    On Discerning Trump’s Character and Presidency. It’s available on Amazon with  Kindle for $3.50.  DeLaArteaga says Trump is full of ‘bull-shit’,  that Trump is a  narcissist and  not a  ‘gentleman President’.

A writer for the Wall Street Journal, David Gelernter  says that  people  hate Trump for his vulgarity, that he won’t walk away from a fight, that he’s blunt and that  Trump  has no ideology.   Gelernter also  says some hate Trump because he does not think men and women are interchangeable and because of  Trump’s  love of simple ideas that may work  e.g., the recent view that perhaps   a malaria drug used for 50 years can  used as a preventative or cure for COVID-19.

So — why do you hate Trump?  Don’t just say ‘he lies!   Or, he’s a racist!  Be specific!

written by Cameron Jackson    drcameronjackson@gmail.com

 

So how’s ‘community’ experienced at Aptos churches & coffee houses?

The most important things in life, as you know,  cannot be bought and one of those is a sense of  ‘community’.   People experience   ‘community’ variously – one way is by participating in  a church.

Another way  is by   going to a coffee house with  or without  friends. So how is ‘community’ experienced variously in Aptos ?  How’s   it working or not working where you live and work?

Churches — which typically meet once a week — are one way people experience  ‘community’. Below are 3 examples of how ‘community’ is  currently celebrated variously by  three Aptos, CA churches. Some ways work better than others at creating   ‘community’.

1)    In some churches, people attending   services  look  like masked bandits,  everyone  stays  carefully 6′ apart and most   leave   the premises  as soon  as services are over. No singing and no touching or hugging others is encouraged.

2)  Church attendees connect only  via the Internet  with  Zoom type meetings offered.  All in-person church related meetings which existed prior to the pandemic have been cancelled.

3) Some thing  different from the above two.      Some  people wear masks   and most  do  not.  Plenty of chit chat and  ‘how are you?’ conversation afterwards  with flexible  social distancing.  Things sort of start on time with considerable attention to the needs of children.   People recognize and welcome each other by name.    Lots of families  are present  with lots of children interacting  informally.  Consideration is given about   issues related to  the pandemic with few hard and fixed rules.

Resurrection Catholic  fits into category #1.    In-person services continue at  Resurrection Catholic in Aptos, CA.  Resurrection Catholic now   goes out of doors to celebrate community,    It  celebrates services outdoors   during the week (Tues. -Fri at 10 am) and also   out of doors on weekends (Sat at 5  pm and Sun. 10:15 am).  You can also attend services from home via Zoom or YouTube.   Important:  For in-person services,  be sure to bring and use your mask at Resurrection;  you may have difficulty knowing who is standing 6 feet away from you. People leave services without much chit chat. You need to make a reservations ahead of time to attend Sat. 5 pm and Sun. 10:15 services.  Click the link in the paragraph above for reservations.

St. John’s Episcopal  fits into category #2.   There’s still no in-person services held  by the  Episcopalians in Aptos, CA.    Located across Highway #1 off State Beach Drive (next to the new skateboard park in Aptos) , the Episcopalians offer   Zoom services only   to create ‘community’.  For their most recent Zoom service, click HERE.    There’s no mention in  St. John’s most recent e-news   when in-person community services  will occur.  No in-person meetings of any kind are happening currently.  Mother Tracy puts out a weekly email concerning worship services for the coming week.

Trinity Covenant Church (TCC)   fits into category #3.     Trinity Covenant  offers several  ways to connect on Sundays either  in-person  or  via Zoom on the internet.  Trinity Covenant,  located just off highway #1 and Seascape Blvd,  holds  weekly  service on Sundays at 10 AM.

Services ‘sort of’ start on time. Cars and people float  into the church  parking lot and building with the service largely starting  close to  10 AM.     Well behaved children get up during the service to get paper, pencils and crayons.    People  sit  (some wear masks, many do not)  either  inside the   building,  outside at patio tables, in their cars in the parking lot or hear the service from home via Zoom.  There’s live music  with singing and  Troy Martin, the pastor,  preaches from a raised area  in the auditorium.   Families sit together (lots of children)  with substantial social distancing in between families.    People ‘say hi’ and chat informally   after services.  Newcomers are recognized and welcomed readily.   A number of  church families  recently  returned from time together at Big Sur, CA.

And what about  how ‘community’ as experience in  coffee houses in AptosPacific Coffee Roasting Co comes first to mind with Norma Jean’s Coffee a close second.  Yes there are plenty of other coffee houses.

The Pacific Coffee Roasting House keeps all things flexible.  There are a few tables inside.  You used to be able to bring your own mug and now you cannot.  You have to wear a mask inside but not outside on the patio.   Located near the Aptos library, next door to Frank’s Pharmacy  and within walking distance of a Best Western motel, you will hear various languages spoken on the patio outside Pacific Coffee Roasting Co.   Most people do not wear masks as they share conversation, food and company. With a Zamian’s restaurant a stone’s throw away the patio area attracts people throughout the day.  It’s a popular place in Aptos, CA  to experience ‘a sense of community’ without masks.

written by Cameron Jackson    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Tik Tok on the block. Hey, Zoom, Bring home those jobs?

Tik Tok, which Trump planned to ban from the U.S., will be bought by Microsoft (WSJ, Aug.1). Concern is about the collection of data on U.S.users by the Communist Party.  What about Zoom?

Will Zoom be next on Trump’s hit list?      Zoom employs over 700 employees in R&D centers across China and routes all  its streams through Chinese servers.  Can  the Chinese Communist Party look at anything that anyone posts on Zoom from  anywhere? Recently, Zoom hired a former top official for Trump to manage concerns about privacy.

Zoom states that  it offers end-to-end encryption (ETEE)  for both paid and free users.  That should mean that the Chinese Communist Party can’t see user’s data. Zoom has put considerable effort into improving privacy for all users.  Free users will provide a phone number to ensure that they are who they are.

Aptos Psychologist:  It’s  time to de-couple the USA from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).    The ‘globalization’ efforts  of the Clinton and Obama years  reaching out to China  resulted in the loss of about 1/3 of USA manufacturing jobs.  China got richer and America became poorer due to globalization.  And now the USA is too dependent on China — run by the Chinese Communist Party —  for things we should manufacture for ourselves. Like drugs.

The USA economy was booming until the Covid-19  pandemic struck.  In early 2000, the Chinese Communist Party exported Covid-19,  a deadly  virus  manufactured  in a Chinese research lab,   to the world.  In California, Gov. Newsom, a Democrat govenor,  recently bought half a million masks from China as he continues to keep California’s economy shut-down. First China wrecks havoc on the world’s economy and then it makes a profit selling  masks to California.

It’s time for Trump and Congress to say enough is enough.  Bring jobs back to America. 

Say this message to Nike, Apple and also to Zoom.  Apple recently complied with the Chinese Communist Party  by taking down thousands of foreign made video games.    There’s reports that Nike’s shoes are made with slave labor.  

written by DrCameronJackson@gmail.com     8/1/2000