Power tends to corrupt, absolutely [criminalize plastic straws]
August 6, 2018
Posted: 05 Aug 2018 08:52 AM PDT
(Steven Hayward)A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara’s recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days. During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:
Freedom … to kill? No. Freedom from guns? Not possible. Freedom from violence due to mental illness? Possible.
February 16, 2018
Murdering kids at school, youth at universities, parishioners at church and people at music events. That’s become a reality of USA life in 2018. What can we do? Yes there are things we can do.
Yes — there are drugs that can medicate and control violent urges to kill self and other.
No — it’s not realistic to take away 300 million guns from the U.S. population. Take away the guns is the “answer” according to some. That is not realistic. Perhaps making it illegal for gun sellers to sell guns that spit out thousands of bullets — that’s possible.
Yes — a number of states have enacted laws so it’s easy to lock up persons who may harm others or themselves (including California).
Yes — shoot back! That works. There are stun guns and taser guns and a variety of ways to arm persons who can “guard” at public places, e.g., schools, churches, malls and other places where people congregate.
Yes — use modern surveillance cameras, drones and modern technology to watch those with known histories of violent histories. And permit law enforcement to keep track and monitor persons who post violent threats via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
So yes — let’s get real. There are too many young men (so far just men) who choose to kill others.
We must control persons’s with known, long term histories of violent urges via appropriate medication and appropriate incarceration.
Don’t ask for a federal government solution. States must experiment and do what’s right for their citizens.
written by Cameron Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom: free to make your own “dumb” decisions. Wow! [medical insurance, internet usage & FBI Peter Strzok]
December 16, 2017
Freedom … to make your own “dumb” decisions … such as ‘do I want health insurance?‘ Under the proposed tax plan, there’s no more requirement that you must purchase medical insurance. .Young people will no longer be saddled with paying for the health requirements of older, more sick individuals.
And freedom …. again to decide exactly what you want and don’t want from the Internet.
This week, the FCC voted to eliminate the two year old ‘net neutrality’ rules imposed by Obama.
So, for example ATT offers no cost for streaming to customers who use their cellular services and purchase TV Direct. That was not considered ‘neutral’ and therefore illegal under Obama’s rules as other service providers did not offer the same ‘deal’. Now you get to decide what ‘deal’ you can afford and want concerning Internet usage.
Another freedom: FBI agent Peter Strzok’s freedom to send thousands of texts his lover attorney Page concerning his intense dislike of Trump. Attorney Strzok sat in on the interviews with Hilary Clinton — interviews which were not taped. It was Strzok who changed the language describing Clinton’s behavior downgrading it from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”
written by Cameron Jackson
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Speak up about what you know? On Monterey Bay Fourm write about freedom & what you love
November 27, 2017
Can you write? Know something about freedom? Know something about Santa Cruz or Monterey? You are welcome to join Monterey Bay Forum and write what you think about what you love and know. email@example.com
Russian internet trolls sow discord & oppose Trump after the election
October 31, 2017
Long term Russian interference: Before and after 2016 elections the Russian internet trolls sowed discord.
After the 2016 election, Russian trolls opposed Trump– writing posts that Trump is not a legitimate President. So we learn today from Facebook lawyers testifying about Russian manipulation of Facebook via political ads.
One Russian firm — Internet Research Agency — churned out 80,000 (80 K) posts on Facebook from Jan. 2015 through August 2017. “Most of these posts and ads are deeply disturbing” says Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch. “Coming from foreign actors using fake accounts is simply unacceptable.”
Internet Research Agency pits groups against other groups.
Per the WSJ Oct. 31 2017, Facebook, Google and Twitter will divulge new details showing the scope of Russian backed manipulation both before and after the 2016 elections.
Twitter and Google testify Nov. 1 2017 in front of the House and Senate intelligence committees which are conducting probes to uncover what happened during the campaign for President.
Lawyers for Facebook testify that Russians sought to de-legitimize the Trump Presidency after the elections.
So how does this square with mainstream media’s narrative for this past year of collusion by Trump with Russia? It does not square.
written by Cameron Jackson based on various sources
Freedom NOW from ObamaCare!
October 19, 2017
Freedom NOW from ObamaCare!
Americans are not stupid. They can make informed choices.
Let people choose their doctors and their health plans.
What to do? Legalize competition across state lines. That will drive premium costs down.
Give ObamaCare no money via the Exchanges. Let people opt out totally. Let small businesses create their own collectives. Encourage Health Savings Accounts with families making the decisions how to spend their health dollars.
written by Cameron Jackson
Phil Gramm, Republicans, Stand up for Health Freedom WSJ, Oct. 19, 2017
“President Trump has now created another such opening for compromise by announcing he will end ObamaCare’s cost-sharing payments to insurers. Without a constant injection of additional money, ObamaCare premiums will spiral upward, and the number of Americans who benefit from the program will continue to fall.
But the initial bipartisan bill, offered by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), is more of a capitulation than compromise. It resuscitates ObamaCare but hardly provides a fig leaf for Americans who want their health-care freedom back—the very people who elected Republicans.
“Any agreement to restore funding for cost-sharing payments should be tied to provisions allowing families to opt out of ObamaCare and buy coverage that meets their individual needs. The compromise should also grant insurers the right to sell such plans independent of ObamaCare’s rules and its rigged risk pool.
“A money-for-freedom compromise would at last provide an opportunity to debate health-care freedom, something the public was denied by the great ObamaCare lie. If Democrats refuse to allow ObamaCare’s losers to escape in return for funding for the program’s beneficiaries, it will be Democrats who let the program collapse. Throughout the debate they will be forced to argue against the very health-care freedom they falsely promised when they adopted ObamaCare.”
the above is from an article in the Wall Street Journal Oct. 19, 2017 by Phil Gramm “Republicans, Stand Up for Health Freedom”
Christ Heals Then & Now! Sat. Oct. 14. Come Light a candle & say a prayer .. CA
October 13, 2017
Christ Heals Then & Now!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:45 am – 11:45 am
Resurrection Catholic Community
7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Come light a candle… say a prayer… for all people harmed in recent fires in California
Experience healing through music, prayer, laughter, sharing and listening
Live Music (Secular & Sacred) with musician Lulu Manus
Bring an object or book to share. Bring food to share. Bring a friend needs healing.
Christ Then and Now …. Heals All….
www.AptosChurch.info Cameron Jackson 688-6002 DrCameronJackson@gmail.com
freedom ? — Trump, Hilary and the “swamp” in Washington square off…. who is winning?
October 8, 2017
Three issues: immigration, taxes and health care. Looks like the “swamp” still runs Washingon D.C. The alligators are strong.
And the world keeps getting less safe in so many ways…. Las Vegas with 50+ dead and 500 sent to hospital. So sad. So terrible.
Trump stumped for a physical Wall to control illegal immigration, he wants to reduce taxes on the middle class and Trump wants to repeal Obama-Care.
Where are we?
So far, 10 months into his Presidency, Trump can’t seem get much done on any of these three issues. The ‘swamp’ [big time donors, the ‘establishment’ of both Democrats and Republicans] oppose Trump’s stance on all 3 issues.
Remember Hillary? Hilary opposed a Wall, wanted a single payer system of health care and said she wants to soak the rich — but who knows really what her policies would have been on taxes.
Freedom for the little guy. The small business. The lemon juice stand. People who want to start a business or grow one. How can we help to increase freedom?
And how can people safely go to a Country Western concert and just ‘hang out’ with friends listening to music that heals them? How do we as a People heal …?
written Oct. 7, 2017 by Cameron Jackson DrCameronJackson@gmail.com
Attorney General Sessions & FBI Comey: Mumm’s the word
May 19, 2017
So it’s not OK for the top Justice person, Jeff Sessions, to talk to ambassadors?
CNN anchor JAKE TAPPER: Congresswoman, Attorney General Sessions said he was recusing himself from the matter but obviously played a leading role in the firing of Comey, he’s playing a leading role in the hiring of his replacement. Do you have concerns about that?
REP. STEPHANIE MURPHY (D), FLORIDA: Absolutely I do have concerns about that. We know that Attorney General Sessions recused himself because he had had contact with Russian government officials and I’m somebody who has had one of the highest clearances in this country and I know that —
TAPPER: You used to serve at the Pentagon.
MURPHY: That’s correct.And I know that there’s no such thing as appropriate contact with a hostile foreign government, and so he’s recused himself from the Russian investigation. I don’t believe that he should be involved in selecting the FBI director. We need to have somebody who is beyond reproach in that position.