Thursday, May 18, 2017

Been Working on Some Things and News

Sorry for not writing much, as I explained previously I was writing some things as work. For 30 years I was paid to write things. I was paid to write technical things and I was asked to write contracts and reports, lots of them. Negotiating contracts can be fun and challenging, writing them is sort of boring; but, important. Writing reports and position papers is where things get fun. As much as I enjoy writing positions papers and response papers, it is not free form. The issues choose you. This blog is about me choosing the issues.

cns news - Feds Collect Record Income and Payroll Taxes Through March--Still Run $526,855,000,000 Deficit.  The takeaway from the article is that income tax is going up and corporations are paying less in taxes. The second thing you should think about is that if tax revenue is at an all time high, then why do we need to reduce benefits? Where is the money going, not to help people.

Nature - Young human blood makes old mice smarter. This is a scientific journal, this is not a joke and it should scare you. Here is a line from the article, "For decades, researchers have studied the effects of young blood on ageing in mice through a technique called parabiosis, in which an old mouse is sewn together with a younger one so that they share a circulatory system." The idea of using the blood of the young to keep certain special people alive has been around for hundreds of years. Hundreds of years. Do you think the same people who are willing to have your kids go to war to serve their economic interests would find getting blood from young people to keep them alive longer offensive or morally questionable? Do a little investigation into the market for human organs and you will understand that the wealthy would have no problem with buying blood from slaves in North Korea or the poor in India and China.

The Telegraph - Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, claims surgeon.  When I was young, it was claimed that it was impossible to ever reattach nerves. That has now happened, it happens on a daily basis along with hand replacements, face transplants and growing of ears on mice backs for human transplant. This doctor says he will do a head transplant in the next year. We should keep an eye on this, even if it has a transplanted cornea.

Yahoo - International Business Times - Couples are now divorcing because of Donald Trump, study finds. I don't care what goes wrong, the blame will either be on Trump or Climate change.

CNN - Trump gets 2 scoops of ice cream, everyone else gets 1 -- and other top lines from his Time interview.  We don't get news from the corporate media, we get rumor (anonymous sources), speculation (Trump may have statements) and outright lies. We don't get news or facts, we get propaganda.

reneweconomy - Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one. You might want to read this article if you want to have a clue about what is coming.

MSN - Money - Millionaire to millennials: Want a house? Quit the avocado toast. Does this mean that vegitarians are less likely to own a home because they won't use butter? No, this is the wealthy telling young people that you have it too good.

Till next time, be well.

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