Violent Crime on the Rise

Few communities want to discuss the crime rate increase in the same sentence with President Barack Obama’s prison release program.  The issue is that many individuals released from prison by the President had been there long enough for significant changes to have taken place in the world and especially in the world of crime and how it’s committed.  The increase in violent crime is a direct correlation to these releases because the criminals are going back to what they know and they are pulling in the younger more maliable youth to commit the crimes the old fashion way – brute force.

Data provided by arrest records show that 90% of the violent crime in the first half of 2016 in the West Coast area (inclusive of Las Vegas) was committed by individuals paroled under President Obama’s early release program.  These criminals were not welcomed back into their communities because those communities either didn’t exist any longer or were being run by a much different type of crew.

Criminals in the 21st Century are more sophisticated even if not formally educated to doing crimes electronically and or less violently because the chance of getting caught is greatly reduced and if you do get caught and haven’t been violent your more likely to get a reduced sentence, probation, or no time at all.

Violent crimes are considered socially unacceptable and to have been committed by THUGS.  Although, very violent crimes have been committed by individuals dressed quite nicely, it’s just not viewed the same by the general populous.  The individuals coming out of prison currently at these mass rates have created a sort of backwards phenomenon in that the way things were in the 70’s and 80’s are reoccurring because the older/elderly tough guy is sitting on a porch influencing the young kids who have little or no parental guidance in the late afternoon early even timeframe.  Thus, the more violent crime spree of today!

It’s so easy.

It’s so easy to _________.  Not true.  With all of the gadgets in this modern world nothing is easy.  When your health is involved nothing is easy.  I used to think it was but it’s not.  If I sit too long or stand too long my body hurts (really hurts), or talk too much or too little my throat spasms (it even happens when I eat), my ears hurt with the sound of machinery braking that no one else can hear, my lower back hasn’t been without pain in so many years that I’ve forgotten when it didn’t hurt, my shoulders have started to pop when I just reach for something and that’s when I can get them to reach for something (the last part doesn’t happen much), my legs just give out whenever they feel like it, of course I could go on and on and on, I’m not kidding.  I know that this makes me sound very old, but I’m not, I’m going to be 53 tomorrow! 

2017 is not easy.  The stock market is up and unemployment is down.  Health care is a mess no matter which side of the issue you’re arguing.  Those are big issues.  I’m trying to focus on little ones, like why my new iPhone (my first by the way) keeps coming up with this screen that has nothing to do with what I’m trying to do.  How about just getting a cup of coffee, if you go out to get one you need to know how to order it or you’re holding up the line and if you order just black coffee you’re told you could have made that at home, but you can’t do that easily either.  I’ve been through 5 Keurig machines in 6 years (those are the coffee makers that you just pop a pod in and press the button); I’m currently using a Ninja.  Its fun to learn to grind, pour, store, and all of that again, but it’s still not easy by any means.  Many books that I’d like to read are not in print they didn’t come out long ago and didn’t sell well so they’re in the cloud for one to buy.  Amazing! 

I took so much for granted when I was younger because I thought that it was easy.  Looking back I can say that most of what I did in my life was not easy because it required me putting myself out there as I’m doing now, except now I’m older, wiser, and more prepared for what will come at me. 

So, it’s so easy to …. do nothing.  Even that’s not true.

Unintended consequences of ACA/Obamacare.

Sadly there are many side effects of ACA/Obamacare that are not being reported by the media or anyone else.  Did you know that doctors today cannot get paid by the insurance companies, Medicaid, Medicare, or anyone without doing a few things at each visit.  They need to check your weight, blood pressure, temperature, eyes, ears, or tongue and your pulse.  Also, they must diagnose you with something.  As a result, individuals are being diagnosed with illness they don’t have and/or are being giving prescriptions they don’t need.  Also, specialists like neurologist are now diagnosing 1 out of every 3 patients with Functional Neurological Disorder.  It’s in your head!  Can you believe it.  Here we are in the 21st Century and they’ve resulted to Freudianisms to diagnose patients!  Women are being told on a regular basis now that it’s either in their head, it’s a feminine issue, or fibromyalgia.  WHAT!  Frankly this is quite outrageous and bordering on malpractice.

Another side effect  to ACA is that people who have insurance can’t go to the doctor because they can’t afford to have insurance and pay the deductibles.  Resulting, since January 2017, in a 20% increase of deaths related to influenza.  Yes, the flu.  People of dying from the flu because they don’t want to spend the money they need to survive to go to the doctor. Really.  K5 news in Seattle reported 114 deaths statewide from the flu in January 2017,  97 of them who died were 65 or older!

These are just two examples of so very many that I found.  I meet with a group of individuals, like myself, who can’t find a diagnosis for our ailments.  Perhaps we have a combination of problems that don’t normally go together.

In my opinion, the true loss of healthcare in the United States is the government trying to save a forest without looking at the trees.

Hello world!

Hello!  I’ve been a writer, technical editor for science garb, technical writer, and worn many hats in my day.  I’m most well known for my ability to get people to quit jobs when others want them fired.  Most people, including myself, just want to do something that makes us happy or content at a minimum, so when you find what people want you can guide them to that goal rather than letting them suffer (and make others suffer) where there at.  Since I like writing and not just books or for other people I’ve decided to put my research skills and opinion together in a blog.  I hope that I can make you laugh, cry, and ponder starting today.