Media Role Example of Mass Formation Psychosis

Media Role Example of Mass Formation Psychosis

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Mass Formation Psychosis

Mass Formation Psychosis

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HIV Vaccine Mandate Closer as FDA approves Long-Acting Injectable Apretude

HIV Vaccine Mandate Closer as FDA approves Long-Acting Injectable Apretude

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CDC recommends dramatic expansion of HIV prevention medication Setting Stage for Next Vaccine Mandate

CDC recommends dramatic expansion of HIV prevention medication Setting Stage for Next Vaccine Mandate

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Judge Orders FDA to go Back to The Future where it Reveals Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Killed over 1200 in first 90 days of EUA use starting in 2020

Judge Orders FDA to go Back to The Future where it Reveals Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Killed over 1200 in first 90 days of EUA use starting in 2020

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Ultimate Culprit Behind Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre Bragged about Potential for loss of Human Life

Ultimate Culprit Behind Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre Bragged about Potential for loss of Human Life

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Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. has long history of Taunting the Justice System

Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. has long history of Taunting the Justice System

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Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine ‘double-dose’ Accidentally Given to Kids

Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine ‘double-dose’ Accidentally Given to Kids

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Poor Excuses

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Poor Excuses

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has discontinued late fees at the Los Angeles Library.  He reasoned they were too much of a burden on groups like low-income families and students.  And while you can always dig up people who have an excuse for being late, the people I’ve had to let go of for being habitually late to work never could see their employment as a better excuse for being on time.

Students don’t need to learn to be on time?  Tell that to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

And I know that poor families sometimes face horrific challenges, but I’ve never met anyone from a low-income family who was too poor to pay attention.  There are only twelve months in a year.  The concept is just not that difficult.

But Garcetti opined that the thought the risk of incurring late fees for being irresponsible keeps families up at night, and out of the library during the day.  What he is ignoring is that more and more people are surfing the web on their phone for information, and entertainment.

Even poor families, because the federal government will give you a cell phone if you can’t afford one (at my expense).

Still, Garcetti maintains that late fees create a “barrier” to utilizing library resources.  Being expected to act responsibly—with the resources I am paying for—creates a “barrier”?  Of course late fees create a barrier, in the same way, and for the same reason, we construct roadside barriers; to keep people on the correct path to returning borrowed resources in a timely fashion so the others may use them, and before they are at risk of becoming unnecessarily damaged, lost, or stolen.

Garcetti’s ‘barrier’ isn’t the one formally seen as useful in promoting responsible use.  He’s probably getting his idea on barrier from an author mentioned in the same news article that reported on his biblio ingenium.

She reportedly espoused: “libraries are an institution whose primary mission is inclusiveness.“  Really?

Not according to the Los Angeles Public Library, whose mission statement reads:

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.” [emphasis added]

Maybe she was appealing to a higher authority.

But while even the Library of Congress states that their “vision is that all Americans are connected to the Library of Congress,” their mission statement reads, in part:

The Library of Congress’s mission is to engage, inspire, and inform Congress and the American people with a universal and enduring source of knowledge and creativity.[emphasis added]

Oh, and in order to for the Library of Congress to succeed in seeing to it that “all Americans are connected to the Library of Congress” they must have more branches than Los Angeles Library, right?

Wrong.  There is ONE.  How do they do it?  Well there is this thing Los Angeles, and Garcetti, apparently haven’t heard of: Internet!

The Los Angeles Library has 73 branches, and like keeping any old tree healthy it’s time to do some pruning.  I do not need to continue to pay to support all those branches when the very Library of Congress can do it on one branch.  Further, when reckless polices of ‘inclusiveness’ continue to be implemented, costs are only going to continue to skyrocket upwards from here.

But it won’t do to leave the phrase ‘inclusiveness’ here without turning over its price tag to read the scary figures on the back.

Used by politicians and activists today, inclusiveness actually means lawlessness.  If it’s a policy you disagree with, suspend it; a law you don’t agree with, refuse to follow it or enforce it.

This means my earlier threat to appeal to the Los Angeles Unified School District to correct Garcetti for suborning tardiness in student behavior was really a hollow one.

They actually have Board members who are campaigning to confer the full rights of United States citizenship on people who broke federal immigration and law and remain here illegally. One of them recently stated that she is resolved “to explore giving all parents in LA Unified, regardless of citizenship status, the right to vote for their LAUSD Board Member.”  Simply put, ignore laws you find objectionable, or the ones without which you would find it more profitable.

Is it me, or did the bell just ring?

 

Notes:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-13/los-angeles-libraries-end-fines-overdue-books

https://www.lapl.org/about-lapl/about-library

https://www.loc.gov/legal

https://laist.com/2019/11/06/lausd_noncitizen_voting_vote_school_board_elections_immigrant_rights.php

 

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Vote NO on Initiatives that Weaken Prop 13 – “Split-roll”

” Vote NO on Initiatives that Weaken Prop 13 – ‘Split-roll’”

They came for the industrial properties, and I said nothing

Then they came for the commercial properties, and I said nothing

Then they came for the residential properties, and there was no one left to speak.

Anonymous (for obvious reasons; nobody would own-up to this horrible prose)

I see that some are of the opinion that golf courses should be denied their legal protections under Prop 13 which would occur if a initiative passes to alter the state constitution so to create a ‘split roll’ property taxation that would levy huge taxes on commercial and industrial properties while leaving us residential property owners unmolested. 

I will dispense with the obvious that to ‘split’ means to divide, and that divide is almost always with the intent to conquer the several parts, and, instead, take a look at only golf courses.

At occulus, what huge amount of government services does a golf course account for to justify phenomenal increases in its property taxes?

Firstly, golf courses almost never catch on fire; which means, per-acre, they require almost no emergency responder or fire services.

Secondly, golf balls, themselves, are not technically alive (contrary, I am sure, to the opinion of some golfers); this means they do not have domestic disputes, are not victims of crimes, nor engage in criminal activity, and so require no protect and serve law enforcement services.

And because golf balls are inanimate objects, golf courses don’t send all their little golf balls to school, thus they do not burden the already failing and dilapidated public school system (which proves previous increases in property taxes have failed to fix them, and so probably won’t fix them in the future).

So, if golf courses don’t cause any financial burden for the government to bear, do they contribute anything that makes communities where they are located a better place to live?

Firstly, golf courses contain acres of grass and other vegetation that reduce carbon dioxide levels in the air and increase oxygen levels.

Golf courses maintain and manicure otherwise untamed land that would become populated with vermin and the animals that prey on them, thus making it safer for surrounding residents and their small pets.

Golf courses prevent over-development of high-density housing; straining resources like water and power, and inflicting traffic congestion on local residents from added sanitation truck routs, commuters, shoppers, and tradesmen.

Golf courses do provide jobs (whereby, by the way, people pay taxes); they allow for chefs, food service workers, landscapers, coaches, trainers, and sales associates.

And, debatably, golf courses provide comparably low-cost stress management therapy for hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Taken all together, the only reasoning I can find, at this point, for the government to seek to strip golf courses of their legal protection under Prop 13 is not to bill them for services rendered, but to penalize them for the services they provide to surrounding communities.

 DISCLAIMER:

I am not a golfer.

I do not own a golf course.

I am not married to anyone who owns a golf course.

I have never met anyone who owns a golf course.

I have no investments in companies that sell or manufacture golf equipment or golf merchandise.

I do not own a business that conducts any business with golf courses

While I have golfed a few times many years ago, I decided it wasn’t for me when my friend became so frustrated that on, or around, the ninth hole he picked up his golf club bag and threw it in the pond (this point is probably irrelevant, but shows why I do admit one point I made above is ‘debatable’).

I have publicly criticized the game of golf as a complete waste of time.

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