Lost a few days while being on the road and on projects, but here are a few stories that really cry out for comments.
Home front: Wannabe killer indicted, finally
Greenville WalMart Shooter Picked Victims by Race
(CBS Local News) “A man who shot four people near a Greenville Wal-Mart in June picked out his victims because they were white, according to several indictments handed down against him. Lakim Faust had more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he started shooting at people who were standing outside at a law firm and a shopping center in June, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Faust on 14 charges Monday, including four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Faust, who is black, picked out his victims based on their race, according to the indictments. The documents didn’t specify why Faust wanted to shoot white people, and police have not talked about why he picked out his targets. Earlier reports had indicated that Faust was shooting ‘indiscriminately.’”
Nathan: Thanks to Phil for this one. It took them four months to charge him because he was “indisposed” thanks to the police. As Phil pointed out: this didn’t make the national news, and I suspect it is not only because not one person died (lousy shot, Lakim!) but also because he was a black killing (well, trying to kill) whites! Generally (except for cops and maybe even then), black people try and do kill more of OTHER blacks than whites, but kill a higher percentage of whites than whites do of black people. (That is no doubt because where there are white folks who are most heavily armed is in places where there just AIN’T many colored folks other than them Injuns, ya know? Of course, EVER’BODY knows the reason for the shortage is ‘cuz them white folks kept killin’ them black folks way back when, and would do it again!)
Congress in action – ObummerCare/Abominable Act
House Conservatives Warn GOP Senators: Vote for Cloture ‘Same As a Vote for Obamcare Itself’
Nathan: Of course, they went ahead and did it. The list is a damning one: filled with Tranzis who claim to be “conservative,” and power-hungry types who claim to be for “limited” government, and a bunch of other people who just cannot add 2+2=4. I suspect that more and more GOP voters will decide “why bother?” and stop participating. Time to hunker down: after all the hype, especially.
Now that it seems very likely that this WILL be implemented, the series of articles that Mama Liberty found is definitely worth reading:
Mama’s Note: Very interesting series of articles. Not nearly enough about taking REAL
responsibility for one’s health and wellness, unfortunately. Just controlling the cost yourself, however, is a darn good start.
Your Future Under Obamacare: Big Medicine Getting Bigger
Recently, there’s been an enormous shakeup in three traditionally stable professions — law, education, and medicine. But where law and education are moving towards decentralization and greater consumer control, medicine is moving in the opposite direction — towards greater centralization and less consumer (patient) control.
Why? Because the upheavals in law and education are being driven by market forces. In contrast, the upheaval in medicine is being driven by new government controls. Hence, Big Law and Big Education are struggling, while Big Medicine is growing.
This series of articles will discuss how the ObamaCare health law is fueling the rise of Big Medicine, what this will mean for patients, and how patients can respond to best protect their medical care.
How Big Medicine Will Affect Patient Care
How Big Medicine will restrict doctors’ freedom to practice and patients’ ability to receive care.
How Patients Can Protect Themselves Against Big Medicine
To regain control over your health care, you must regain as much control as possible over your health spending.
Culture wars: Abortion and more – War against religion
Catholic Bishop Stands His Ground on Obamacare Rule: ‘We Cannot–We Will Not–Comply With This Unjust Law’
Nathan: Based on recent pronouncements from the Vatican (Leading several people to ask, “Is the pope still Catholic?), this bishop may be fighting a two-front war. Well, he can always decide to just stand up for the truth and tell both Vatican and DC that in the REAL scale of things, they don’t even measure an inch to a mile. But I do wonder how long it will be before we see Catholic bishops (or for that matter, the leaders of ANY denomination) behind bars or in front of a kangaroo court because they really DID stand up for the truth.
Government-run, Tax-funded schools – The “messiah”
Obama’s Preschool-for-All Plan Could Harm Children, Researcher Says
Nathan: What? No foolin’ us, is there. ANY government school for all harms children, and steals money. Nothing different here, except that it would mandate parents giving their children to the state even earlier.