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Posted on February 20 at 11:37 a.m.
Another road block ,
It costs about $200,000.00-$250,000.00 per year to house, feed etc, provide 24/7 monitoring for a semi-voluntary person in a private residence.
A State run institution with Public Employee Unions etc., those costs cause the Politicos to run away from the issue like wildfire. So they leave them out on the streets for the Police to deal with, cowardly Politicians.
On Elliot Rodger Report Details Long Struggle with Mental Illness
Posted on February 20 at 11:10 a.m.
I am a Court Appointed Conservator of an elderly family member.
In the State of California, it is exceedingly hard to gain custody of a person that is suffering from Mental Illness.
Just the costs of dealing with the money changers that surround this part of the law and of course they have legal council that must advocate for them and not the Safety of Society.
To be granted the Power by the Court to be able to administer psychotropic drugs to an individual is unobtainable unless the person has dementia.
Parents with mentally ill children, over 18 years of age, are helpless, in their ability of being able to intervene until the person is a risk to themselves or to others.
Look at all the mentally ill living on our streets, do you see Government intervening?
The laws that surround Mental Health severely restricts what can be done to help, unless the person is a threat to themselves or to others.
When they become a threat to others, we find out after the fact.
Elliot Rodger, David Attias and Jennifer San Marco all after the fact when information was known about how sick these people were and the Current Laws on Mental Health prevented Intervention. San Marco was even taken in on a 72 hour hold and then released by the Mental Health System.
A common misconception is these people are not smart and Law Enforcement can identify them, no they are very smart, you have to piece together their conduct over time to get a clear picture.
The State appoints an attorney that must by law Advocate for the Right of the Mentally Ill, not for the Rights of Society to live in Safety.
The Adversarial System of Law works against Societies Safety, rather than all sides trying to help the mentally ill person. Until this changes, nothing changes and these events will continue.
We will discuss the events after the fact and try and assign blame and culpability but its all division by zero.
Until the Law changes on how we deal with the mentally ill, Monday morning quarterbacking will be the norm and feel good laws will be passed that address nothing and prevent nothing.
Posted on February 12 at 10:20 a.m.
I grew up in a time when Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox and Mononucleosis were the norm and had all of them, no fun at all. I stood in line for the Polio sugar cube, my cousin had mild Polio, a limp left arm her whole life, it caused her great pain as she aged.
Life is Risk from the moment of conception. We are more slave to our genetics than we realize. Sure some children will draw the short straw but by and large modern immunization has made possible this society.
My Great Great Grandparents in the middle 1800's had 11 children, only 3 surrived to have children, immunization has improved the quality of life and survival rates but yes it is not 100%, there is no free lunch but it sure beats losing 8 children to preventable diseases.
I had a flu shot, at school, in the 1960's, barely made it home at the end of the day, spent the next week in bed, I was the only one in the school that had a negative reaction to the vaccine. I choose not to get flu shots because of that experience and have only gotten the flu once since that time.
I am against hammering newborns with immunizations, nature provides Mother's Milk for that, when my kid was born and much to the dismay of the hospital we declined most of the immunizations they offered, had to sign some forms with dirty looks. We in consultation with our Pediatrician had decide to wait a few months instead of hammering a newborn, so I am not in favor of giving government dictatorial powers over immunizations. It should be a requirement to enroll in school though.
Just look at the Meningitis outbreak a UCSB, no free lunch but we can stack the deck in our favor by requiring an up to date immunization record for school entrance.
By the time of play group my kid was up to date and continued to be up to date, for their safety and the safety of others.
On Herd Immunity or Insanity?
Posted on February 11 at 10:11 a.m.
The California Legislature passes close to 1,000 new laws each and every year, in their passion for Social Engineering, we are accidental felons each and everyday and don't even know it.
For this reason EveryOne tries to avoid the Police because we don't want to be caught by one of these obscure new laws that we don't even know about.
The root problem is the people you elect, they pass all these laws, the Police are the errand boys.
Any Society that passes so many superfluous laws that become compounded and convoluted on each other, makes the total population of all colors and ethic backgrounds fearful of interaction with the Police.
What we need is less Laws and Social Engineering. Yes we are all Americans and people are basically good, so why all the Nanny State Laws, it is telling that you elect people that really wish to control your very movement.
Meeting with the Police, the errand boys is not the answer, meeting with the Lawmakers is, the ones that have a new law for everything that ails the human condition.
I live outside the main town, less population density, but am just as fearful of interaction with the Police, because of the above, not because I am doing anything wrong.
The main town has more Police and a high population density so your chances of a Police encounter are higher, one reason I avoid the main town.
What we need is to repeal at least 50% of the ridiculous laws, stop passing new ones at an alarming rate, 90% less, and attach Sunset Provisions on every new law so their relevance can be determined in the future.
Oh and stop electing Nanny Staters, that have burdened society with an avalanche of Social Engineering Laws.
Reverend I applaud your good deeds but the Lawmakers are the ones that need to be challenged.
On It's a Matter of Trust
Posted on February 9 at 12:22 p.m.
I have a very good friend whose Father was born in the United States of America but to Japanese immigrant parents, he spent the duration of WWII in an internment camp in the South Western United States. He was only able to play with Navaho children, he spoke the Navaho language fluently as a result, so much for the Constitution, so much for the 14th Amendment.
The Constitution gets waved around all the time but politicians "urinate" on it constantly, especially in a crisis or for money and power.
The the old fart with the Ponytail calls the Mutton-Chops, ridiculous and egoistical, Classic playground banter, grow up.
Egos that live in glass houses should not throw stones.
On Sovereignty and the Legislative Platform
Posted on February 8 at 10:56 a.m.
"You Can't Rewrite History,
Native Americans are members of the original indigenous tribes of the United States and were considered sovereign nations from their first interaction with European settlers. Sovereignty predated the formation of the United States."
False and Ignorant, guess you have not read about Columbus.
The Cherokee Nation was forcibly relocated even after they won their case in front of the United States Supreme Court (1832), the United States of America has always made the rules to their liking, Sovereignty is a misnomer, or the Trail of Tears would not have happened.
Anthropology tells us that the peoples in North America, when the Europeans came, were the last inhabitants, not the first, pre-clovis peoples ring a bell, and at some point we may find peoples before them.
Its time to get along, you have a good deal, don't blow it with GREED.
On You Can’t Rewrite History
Posted on February 6 at 8:15 a.m.
The Grumps demand that 30 days from your 18th Birthday you get your arse down Selective Service and register, providing them with all kinds of personal information as to where they can find you, in case of a Draft.
If you are old enough to go to foreign lands and kill for the Grumps, you are an Adult and should enjoy all rights of same. That is why my generation demanded the right to Vote at age 18.
I don't smoke, anything, as hot gases are just bad for the lungs, but if you want to restrict tobacco to age 21, then move the Selective Service age to 21.
Social Engineering is and will always be a Failure.
In High School, those of us that had turned 18, it was a big disconnect for the administration to treat us as children while simultaneously putting a target on us.
Fork Tongued Society, you bet.
On Nanny State
Posted on February 5 at 9:26 a.m.
”It’s not like we’re hoodlums looking to destroy the environment,”
but you are Hoodlums or Carpetbaggers as I refer to you. Your activities taken as a whole have created this mess.
If you don't make water, you will have Riots, so you destroy the environment to pay for Over-Population. Over-Population that was created by Bad Government in its totality.
Last night I saw satellite photos of the Sierra Snow Pack, January 2014 compared to January 2015. Even though we have had more rain in 2015, we have less snow pack, it is almost naked in the Sierras.
Over-population is a self- fulfilling prophecy, this Yankee idea that continued building and Urban Density will turn out OK, is the definition of In-Sanity.
Lets build some more high-density housing and have 5,000 more students out at UCSB.
Social Engineering that does not bow to Natural Law, is an utter and complete Failure.
Your Coastal Desert is over-populated and the thirst for water no matter what the cost will continue to increase.
On Desal Time Travel
Posted on February 4 at 7:21 p.m.
Desalination Plant in Santa Barbara
This is the original desalination system and may not reflect the current proposal but the current system is designed to discharge brine into the existing “outfall line”, fancy word for the line that discharges treated sewer water into the Pacific Ocean. So yes Heavy Brine Water was discharged into the Ocean, not sure if the current proposal continues with the old design.
“Katz said main features of Santa Barbara SWRO project are 36 in. polyethylene intake pipe inserted in abandoned 42 in. outfall, twin intake structures 2500 -ft. offshore, three step media and cartridge filtration, up to 16 trailer mounted RO trains with energy recovery turbines, brine disposal in city’s existing outfall and post treatment stabilization of water prior to pumping into existing main.”
On Critical Time for Oceans
Posted on February 3 at 9:29 a.m.
Walk out your door and view the Channel Islands. I have been diving them since the 1960's, current conditions compared with what it was like in the 1960's tells the story, we are well past critical. Species that existed in abudance then, are very rare if seen at all.
The City of Santa Barbara that continues to over-expand it's Population is gearing up for another run at Desalination which for every gallon of drinkable water creates one gallon of heavy brine that will be discharged back into the ocean.
Start at Santa Barbara Harbor and dive down the coast towards Ventura, the immediate ocean floor is dead as a result of sewer plant discharge from two plants, it does not get good again until the Oil island on the Rincon.
Coastal Over-Population and preserving the Ocean are in direct conflict which each other.
Go back to the 1920's when fishing for Sardines started and read about Blue Fin Tuna that were found off Santa Cruz Island in "Diary of a Sea Captain's Wife", by 1950, no sardines which equalled no tuna.
The alarm was sounded long ago by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, view is extraordinary works, no one listened.
The good Professors are a day late and a dollar short, critical mass has been reached on this over-populated planet, the reasorces are spent, the salmon fishery decline on the Yukon River is impacting the native peoples in the remote settlements and their ability to survive in the harsh conditions.