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Well, What Would You Call It????? One Answer. January 7, 2017

Posted by voolavex in common sense, freedom, GOP Choice, LBGT, Mexicans, Putin, Social Issues, solutions, war.
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None dare call it what it is. None dare stop it now?

I will call its name TREASON.

The NYTimes is very stingy when it comes to font size in their headlines. In fact it downplays most headlines as a matter of style the evidence seems to proven (let’s hope). They cut loose today. Not a great sign. So how do we accept a man who has known, abetted or aided in violating the constitution and will send this country into chaos.

A man and his minions who so wanted to win the prize and would do anything it took to get it. Or an easily conned con artist ANYTHING AT ALL. And so they did. It is far too late to ask ‘cui bono’?

Is this an algorithmic coup’d’etat? I am not a hacker so I cannot offer an answer – but I know how it feels to me. And I absolutely believe it can and could be done. Imagine if another major world power did this. We would call out the Marines. We would round-up our forces to show everyone watching that this country is not about allow hacked elections, lies, cheating and treason to our nation friends and allies. Now who shall we call?

This is my burning question is this :

WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE?

Maybe we should all ask ourselves this question because even those who supported the architect of the coup. Even those chose this dupe should be able to admit this is not quite what Americans as a whole had in mind. Not just the Democrats. ALL of us. Even Snowden and Manning (Those vile monsters who betrayed our country. Those we quickly deplored and put in exile. Are they really traitors? or unsung heroes). Even if you achieve the end of the world we have now, who will you tell? Who will be left to listen.

The clock is ticking citizens of the land. Defenders of the Constitution? And time is running into the gutter. I am not going quietly into this sinkhole. Can I get a witness?

For Those Who Imagine It Gets Better Post Election…… November 6, 2016

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For those who imagine it gets better post-election;  I believe it is just the start of worse. The GOP obstructionists have now honed their cones on the eight years of Mr. Obama.  They have perfected roadblocks,  diversions, subterfuge, lies and blackmail to an art and if that’s what we get – then we have also done it to ourselves.  Democrats talk the talk but they don’t always walk the walk. Dealing with a con man (more accomplished than Mr. Madoff at that) requires more than we could or should have done. We relied on experience, professionalism, common sense and dignity.  What were we thinking ?

 The GOP are so fucking focussed it scares me.  Tunnel vision unfettered by those tiresome and ridiculous socially important agendas .  And the rank and file buy into the fast talk of a Three Card Monte dealer.He repeats their worst nightmares in every GOP speech.  Ignorant, stubborn, religious, too white?  Bigots. Urban poor.  DJT/the GOP’s finest doesn’t speak with a forked tongue he speaks with a forklift encompassing so many groups of citizens  whom, by the way, all hate each other, it’s damn near simultaneous translation  time at the Tower of Babel.  But they let him loose.

I do think the GOP could have stopped DJT;  but confused, they refused.  They couldn’t dredge up a single appealing candidate to run. A name picked from a hat would have been better.  Are they humiliated?  I doubt it ; because if DJT wins – they win (in their tiny minds) and we reap the fouled fruit of their techniques.   And this is the year, lined up and ready the true believers pay to slide down the razor blade ride of the 2016 Sideshow and Snake Oil Offers. The Year of the Bigot, Bias and Buffoon.

Top kudos, though, should rightly go to social media as the fountain from which this swamp of slime and sleaze oozed. Bi-partisan rock throwing,  braid pulling, pussy grabbing, deniability; because we too – every person, every opinion, every tweet and post have enabled this to happen. BOTH SIDES.  Oh and the entire world.  Surprised – don’t be – turns out we have proven – beyond a doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.  It simply has been upgraded to a keyboard and send button.

 

 

 

Trump? November 4, 2016

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He could win

As we near the day of decision the fear – for me – becomes very much a possibility.  I say this because on my FBPage I sing with members of the choir.  We are bright, erudite, informed humans with an ability to dig until we have read and discussed all the angles.  We have weighed the words and the pantomime and the evasive answers and the performance art of Donald J. Trump..  We are not the folks to whom he preaches.  Those folks are scared too – but they are scared of things they have always held in anger and contempt.  Foreigners, Dark skins, women, Jews and dozens and dozens of offshoots of these same targets of anger, violence and hate.  To be in 2016 and watch this unfold is beyond bizarre to those of us who have lived somewhat longer and have the ability to compare and contrast.  But we are heading for heaven’s door and one day the Social Media will name the last Baby Boomer and their end..  We all know that.  We are not smarter or better – we just have an ability that only time provides – reflection, experience and for many –  plain old common sense.  Electronics and Technology have not dulled that.  In a sense we are at devolution – not moving forward but – at best – running place – at worst – running amok.  If we could run backwards we might kickstart our evolution again.  But there will never be another generation that has lived and seen both forks in the road.  And the road more travelled is crowded.  Trump’s message does not have to have substance.  The listeners don’t have substance.  He is a brilliant huckster but unlike PT Barnum he is fooling more of the people more of the time.  And I hardly need mention that great civilizations rise to glory and fall in hubris and despair.  I am fearful that Barack Obama was our last President.  I fear for the United States of America – because today – we are anything but.

Let’s Pee in Public Toilets Like Adults May 13, 2016

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Let’s go to the public toilet.  Right now and while you are doing your business – think about public toilets you have  used in your lifetime.  My mother used to line the seat with toilet paper.  Then seat covers.  We used the stall and locked the door, we flushed, washed outr hands and kept on going.  In school we used the stall, tried not to hit the seat while squatting on tiptoes.  Nice people flushed. Some people got caught smoking (that was then) and people said Pee-ewww (or worse) if it smelled.  Some schools had cases (seriously) and some called it the basement, the bathroom, the girl’s room but we all went and we all used it.  I don’t know much about urinals.  Actually I think it’s kind of odd to pee standing next to another person – but I have been in places where there were no doors and that took getting used to. But by and large the idea is to get in and out – relieved – as quickly as possible.  I have peed standing up in Paris pissoirs.  At the British Museum I peed and used toilet paper marked “Property of British Museum”.  It was so stiff and waxy one could imagine writing the Magna Carta on it.  Somewhere I kept a clean sheet as a souvenir.  I stole it.

 

My family owned a restaurant in a resort town and it had only one rest room and was called the rest room.  No one complained.  I have used the men’s room when I hadda hadda go because the women’s line was too long.  I hadda go – gender considerations were not an issue.  And now we are  in the throes of a controversy about transgender and restrooms.  What is the matter with us?  It is my assumption that transgender individuals have the same needs  as others.  They are humans and peeing and pooping are something we all do.  Some trans folks have full trans surgeries and thus it is no ones business which bathroom they use publicly nor should it be an issue. (is it?  maybe it is).  Others who are in the process  – dressing to gender identity, don’t wear signs saying – “hey I am trans and still need to pee – am I ALLOWED to do it here.  Why would they?  And every public restroom does have a stall or two.  Some people of all genders don’t like to be watched while in the toilet.  Husbands and wives included (fact). So my question is:  what’s the big deal?  If you have a penis and wear a dress, why not go to the ladies room and close the stall door.  If you have a vagina and dress as a male, why not go to the men’s room and use a stall.  I reckon peeing at a urinal without a penis is messy and silly anyway. But anyone can use a stall.  If you are a trans person and announce your genital business in the peeing or pooping process, then I would say you are probably inviting issues to arise.  But I can see no reason for the brouhaha.  I have never been asked about my gender in a rest room.  And asking a person that question strikes me as rude, nasty, looking for a fight or just plain stupid. And reveals a bigotry that is even uglier.

 

I applaud and support anyone who has gender confusion and moves to resolve this personal matter.  If those folks speak of it – then I am listening and I am happy they have the confidence and self-esteem to do so.  But it  is NONE of my business.  And it certainly is no one’s business what anyone uses to void when in a public toilet with a closed door.

 

Why are we suddenly the Piss Police?  What is the severe preoccupation with genital matters in this country.  Other countries are not where I live.  A public toilet is a public toilet.  And segregating humans who have to go by personal choices or gender issues (or color – remember Jim Crow – who hadda go too?).  And I suppose I would add – if women all sat at a troughs and peed – like men do at urinals (Ick) – it wouldn’t have lasted long anyway. Attire dictated certain customs.  Little girls practice peeing standing up, I know (I did) but it is messy and a few tries quickly ends the experimenting.

 

Using the rest room should not be political.  My suggestion is if you are in a place where this controversy is ongoing or you may go to toilet jail,  do it on the floor outside the restroom.  If the new arbiters of human functions don’t like it – then they should realize they need to cleanup their act or keep their legs crossed.

But here is a reminder to everyone who uses the toilet – at home or in public don’t forget to flush and  please wash your hands.

No Matter Who April 10, 2016

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No Matter Who
Here is a screed from the Screeder in Chief – just a heads up for my Blue Buds. Many of you have heroes in the race. Many of you shout the names and wear the shirts and rally at the rallies. There are two choices that I can see. Each one speaks different things to each of us. We hear what we want and we decide based on what we perceive are truths. Remember that politics consists of wish lists and promises by the candidates that cannot always be realized without many others horning in on the deal. “She is stupid. He is stupid. He lies. She lies.” You forget that this is how the game is played. I love your loyalties and arguments but I remind you that we MUST put Democrats back in charge. We MUST vote Blue. No matter who. We cannot abdicate our responsibility to this country by declaring for a candidate who may not wind up in the running. We are running for our lives. We cannot pout.
Support your choice and stay loyal right up until he or she is nominated. Then allow common sense, self-preservation and unity kick in. When the candidate is declared -if you must grit your teeth – grit them. But when you enter that private voting booth – consider all that your vote can do to change the morass the Loyal Opposition has created in the last 16 years. How they wasted the efforts of a good, decent and honest man because he was a good, honest, and decent BLACK man. How the Loyal Opposition released the bigots from the trees and hills and streets and police stations of this country and incited riots and violence and misogyny. How some were chosen – but most were excluded. Because of race, color or creed.
Speak your minds, support your choice, expound, extol and put forth your favorite but allow this fact stay in the mix: This is NOT a personality contest. This is not a nitpicking bee. This is not a horse race  ‘place or ‘show are not options.  This one is for the Rose Garden. So please, when election day arrives, VOTE BLUE. NO MATTER WHO.

Punishment for Abortion -Donald Trump Can Kiss My Ass March 31, 2016

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Donald Trump can kiss my ass. How dare anyone – man or woman – imagine a punishment for an abortion? What could be worse than the entire situation itself. Somehow the self-righteous right (and many others, sacred and profane) think women have abortions when there is nothing good on sale at Bloomingdales or K-Mart? Is that what they imagine. Well imagine this – you are pregnant and it is not a thrilling fact of your life. Rich,poor, any ethnicity and no one is faced with this truly except women. Casual sex, marital sex, oops sex, rape, you are knocked up. And you had no intention to become a parent – actually – a mother. Your choices should be unlimited in a normal society. But in the eyes of mostly men – you are so low and foul – even in Chanel – you not only are a slut to be shamed but you should be punished if you can manage to make a personal choice. Hoe dare he. How dare they? I will not face this decision again in my life but I have in another time of my life. I have chosen and if you do not think that choice was a difficult and emotionally wrought one – then you are ducky. Women may be relieved after this choice – but they carry it inside them forever. In their minds, their hearts and their body’s memory. I do.

 

So despite this being a medical decision for the doctor and an emotionally medical one for the woman what more is there to exact? A fine, probation, stay 30 feet from a penis for the rest of your life, have it stitched shut, have a tattoo on your face like Hester Prynne? Community service in a creche or nursery? Lose the children you have and love because you didn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t have another that you did not want to bear. Birth defects – how dare you – you MUST have a baby with no quality of life – including yours and that of your family? That would be an agony that covers a lot of ground.

 

Was he quick to retract his statement? WOW. You betcha’ because he knew he had crossed a line of voters who do not play that period. And I suspect he actually was sorry about the pressure he bore for it. I think he believes all his pompous, dangerous demagoguery. I’ll bet he had a laundry list of nasty punishments for bad women who chose choice. But Donald is not alone. He just bleats his ideas (?) more easily. I suspect this is the stance of most GOP men and some women. And I also bet they have paid for numerous terminations about which they have no guilt, whatsoever.

Men. Stay out of our vaginas unless you are invited in. Men. Stay out of our wombs unless your opinion is requested. Men. Worry about your frequently out of control dicks and refrain from making medical decisions for females. It is not your right. You have no standing to do so.

 

And this:  Back once more – hectic few months. Hating this Election Season 2016

 

The GOP, the Voters and the Negro in the White House November 9, 2014

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Words will not be minced.  The vote is in.  The shame is apparent for those who voted (those who actually lifted their asses off the couch and voted) and voted blue.  While the GOP laughs its own ass off at the expense of an America I used to know, we need to accept that people of both parties blew it off.  Some of us displayed their colors – loud and true but anyone who whines needs to shut up.  The Democrats royally, bluely screwed up.  But I suspect they tried hard to win.  Just not hard enough.

The  voting majority population of America has revealed themselves to be basically bigots over the last two terms of the Obama presidency.  These folks who cling to GOP antiquated platforms and policy; who cannot seem to get their mouths around the word oligarchy (but apparently embrace it with gusto), are complicit in the worst bigotry I have witnessed in my voting life.   Forget policy, decisions, progress, lack of it, programs, innovations, missteps from the Oval Office.  Forget all that.  We have had many worse jerks sitting there and we all know who they have been.  So jerkishness is not the issue.  Lack of education and integrity isn’t the issue, golf isn’t the issue, sex, drugs and rock and roll isn’t the issue.  Barack Obama’s only shortcoming – right in the door, was being Black.  If anyone wants to pretend it isn’t true, then go for it but it is the unvarnished truth and it has been the real issue driving the GOP since the 2008 Election.  (that, and the pre-oath Nobel Prize,  didn’t help either).  The votes came in and they were counted and Mr. Obama won the election.  Which was such a stunning blow to our aryan nation and other small-minded, pistol packing populace, they spent their holidays trying to figure out how to undo this hideous wrong.  And it wasn’t just Obama, but his Black wife, two Black children and his Black mother-in-law.  And oh the places they went.  That toke, that mosque, that trip to Nairobi, the Hawaiian press, the Halls of Records and eventually the courts.  All that effort wasted on lies and conspiracy theory because no one could say, dared say, would say: “Well, the main issue is that he’s Black”.  So add in hypocrisy to the mix. Because, to my mind, that has always been the one and only issue.  He wakes up in the White House Black, he gives speeches, Black, he is Commander-in-Chief, Black.  (what about that stank salute?) How could this have happened and how can it be stopped?  If the election of Barack Obama told Black Americans one thing, it said, loud and clear – “you do not belong in the White House”.  What should have been inspirational, uplifting and encouraging to this built on slavery nation, should have been the achievement of this election.  Wrong.  What it said in fact was: “watch us make him dance Jim Crow.”  We will screw him in the Congress, will mock him on the golf course, ruin his vacations, whisper about his daughters’ private parts;  we will undermine his decisions, we will schlep repeatedly to the Supreme Court and we will have interstellar media to broadcast loud and clear.  Entrance and exit polls, Silver and Gold to show the United States what a huge mistake they made.  And aren’t they glad that now have a Congress that will do all they can to right this grave wrong.  And watch as we acquire huge amounts of money from corporations who can only benefit from a juicy free market economy government.  Occupy? They occupy. They occupy Wall Street, some of the Supreme Court and the economy.  They are the minions;  Kochs, the Adelsons (bad for the Jews especially), the Walmarts, the Ailes, the Murdochs, Big Tobacco, Big Pharma and so many others that lurk in plain view.

Who remembers JFK?  Well, I do and I remember how the nation cringed at the idea that a Roman Catholic was going to run for the Presidency.  Oh damn.  Here comes the Pope, the ornate censers, the holy water fonts and we cannot allow that. Those things never happened, but by God, it was still stopped short. JFK may have died from lack of electronic media.  The poor man was a physical wreck, he was heavily medicated and a skirt chaser.  But it wasn’t “known or shown” due to the lack of technology.  I remember seeing the picture of Lee Harvey Oswald shot by Jack Ruby on the front page, for heaven’s sake!  Who ever thought of that happening.  In public. Those days are gone.

So now for the last two years of this beleaguered man’s administration, the gloating GOP; drunk, sober, felonious, old, male, mostly white and misogynistic will roll like dogs in shit and howl at the moon as they are allowed by popular vote, to carry on their malfeasance. How much better can it get until 2016.*

I simply hope that when Mr. Obama leaves the White House – in these lame duck sessions of Congress, he will go out quacking loud and strong.

*(Hint to Democrats:  Do not nominate anyone who absolutely cannot or will not win due to gender, age, color, creed or decent morality.  Just don’t do it.).

Some Florida Moron May 21, 2014

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These are what I would like to ask him and I would like reasonable, logical and substantiated answers: Describe for me the LGBT “Agenda”. How does it work? How do you “turn” kids gay? Exactly how does it happen? Is it the soft massage of their brains that do it? No? Oh you’re not sure exactly how it happens but you know that LGBT is like a “cult” that preys on kids? Why? I would ask you this – when you were a adolescent, to which gender were you attracted? It is that simple. If your first crush and every subsequent romantic or physical feeling you had was for the opposite sex – you consider that “normal” but it isn’t a question of what is “normal”. It is a matter of attraction, emotions, feelings and it is not learned. If you liked the captain of the football team a bit more than just admiration for his sporting prowess or you wanted to date him – that was “normal” too. It is pretty much a given in history that opposites do not always attract.  But it’s “not normal” to you – so instead of trying to understand why you fear it so much – what about learning about same sex relationships in history, in your family and in your community (and the world).  I would bet some of your biggest “role” models were LGBT.   You might not know they were LGBT but that is pro forma in some political parties.  The ones outed were really vehemently anti gay but oops – I guess they were framers of that “LGBT Agenda” you are so afraid of.  They are now retired or in jail.  Some are even registered sex offenders but not for LGBT issues.  The RSO are child molesters.  Members of other political parties in the US and actually worldwide seems to have made peace with their demons and the world is enjoying the minds and visions of many LBGT politicians who started their careers out by being out.  No shame in their game.  I look forward to a time when no LGBT human has to “come out” or use a qualifier before their name, title, job position or anything else. So moron in Florida in government – driven by fear and loathing, isn’t it about time in our history we start seeing all humans as humans  and stop worrying because IT IS NOT ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. And if you were really concerned about “our” children – you would work harder to create a world class educational system before we imprison our future generations with propaganda and lies that suit really nasty agendas that are non-equal, non-inclusive and bigoted.

Their Cure. Your Liver. $84,000? April 23, 2014

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I grew up in the age of “wonder” drugs.  New discoveries for diseases that needed eradication.  Dedicated researchers who  had devoted decades to finding cures.  Period.  In the words of Jonas Salk, when asked about patents for his polio vaccine, he replied, “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun” and with those words the Salk vaccine eliminated – for the most part, polio.  Albert Sabin developed the Sabin vaccine with the help of the Russians and it too was given freely – I received both while in grade school.  I have never had polio.  There was time when kids could not go swimming for fear of polio; couldn’t play with others for fear of polio and  people whose lives were lived in a contraption called an “iron lung” that breathed for them.  It was not a good thing.  The moral compass and integrity of Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin pointed in a different direction and they found a cure that was made available to everyone.  Polio is largely gone from the planet and with the efforts of the Gates Foundation may soon be simply extinct.

Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath which includes the words “First do no harm”.  I don’t think it includes the words – do not treat those with no money.  I could be wrong.  I am not certain what Big Pharma swears to do – but one thing it knows how to do is make money.  In my very skewed way of thinking if you are in the business of finding treatments and cures for deadly diseases, your motives should include making sure as many of those afflicted get them.  My first hint of the slippery, slimy slope Big Pharma had chosen were the TV and  print ads for prescription drugs – to the public.  I couldn’t figure out whyBig Pharma  was appealing directly to consumers for medications that had been the sole domain of the prescribing physician.  And the laundry list of side effects – read by a serious voice – was a legal requirement.  And scary.  In print it required pages.  Humans are gullible.  We want quick fixes.  Better, quicker fixes; an app for a cure.  Sneeze?  Wheeze, scratch, fidget, get the runs – watch and listen – an ad will tell you which med to “ask your doctor about”. (One appears to come with two free bathtubs but I am not sure). I have a suspicion doctors do not like to asked about these things. But Pharma spends a lot on consumer ads. Does this expand profit or eat into it.  Someone should ask.

It used to be that Baby Boomers, who were usually old Hippies, had the PDR or the US Pharmacopeia stored away in their heads somewhere.  I did.  In the 60’s we knew who made what and the side effects, the contraindications and the uses to which these meds were put. Words like “sulfate, hydrochloride, spansules, tartrate and indole rings” flowed poetically from many of us who chose an alternative lifestyle. And FYI – the “meth” we spoke of was not the meth cooked in kitchen and garages.  Ours came straight from drug companies; as my son used to say: “Back when drugs were good for you”.  He was not far wrong.  Such was our mindset.  Bad drugs were cocaine and heroin.  For me they still are.

Which takes us to 2014 and BIG Pharma – the profit stream that can mean life or death – your very own.

Recently a small “pharm” created a “cure” for Hepatitis C (for certain genotypes. and not a 100% cure – more like 95%).  It made it through clinical trials, appeared and appears to be very beneficial and was approved for use by the FDA.  Millions of us have this virus which didn’t even have a name before the 90’s.  Millions didn’t know they had it. Millions still don’t.  It is global. It is a slow progressor and can be asymptomatic for some and the virus is only interested in the liver.  Unlike HIV – it does not wreak the same havoc with the immune system but many with HIV also have HCV and this is a horrid situation.  Adding insult to injury.  Unlike HIV (in its early days) HCV is possible to acquire by anyone who might be exposed through blood transfer.  Unlike certain cancers it can afflict males or females equally.  So,unlike many more publicized viral infections it can get lost in the shuffle.  But if you have it – you could be facing cirrhosis, liver cancer or chronic fatigue and for many,  a liver transplant.  It is more complicated than this but that is a nutshell.

Voila!!! Someone finds a really effective oral treatment that can nail and rid many a body of it without the hideous side effects of previous treatments (interferon and ribaviran are two). A ORAL medication that is shown to be extremely effective, short regimen and now what?  Oh, now here’s the price tag for this: $84,000 for an 84 day course.  ACA, Medicare and insurance companies are not happy campers.  I am not a happy camper.  I have the right genotype and I have Medicare – but I am short about $84,000. Which brings me back to Big and small Pharma and their duty of care to cure if they can ,incurable diseases that will hugely reduce organ transplants, hospital care, rejection drug costs and generally better this country, both financially and medically .   Do they even have a duty of care or do they first shun no profit.  A drug company will tell us the costs for developing effective and important new drugs is astronomical – but who ever asks to see a breakdown of those costs?  Seriously.  The company I have in mind is publicly traded so showing investors a HUGE profit is, I suspect, far more important that cleaning up some sick livers.  The Pharm contrasts the $84K spent to the cost of liver transplants but if this drug can reduce dramatically the need for this procedure, it makes more sense to dispense it to more people.  And on the subject of liver transplants:  donor organs are just that – donated.  You cannot go to the doc and say – “okay let’s get me a new liver – when shall I come back” because you may never get one.  So a liver transplant v. a high percentage cure is not a bet I would take to my turf accountant.  I find it a specious argument.

 

But it gets better.  Oh yes it does. It is perfectly legal for Pharma to sell pricey drugs to foreign countries at very discounted prices.  Let’s say Egypt has a large load of cases of – let’s say – HCV – a pharm with a good product that can achieve maximum results can be had at a 90+% discount. Feeling edgy right about now?  There’s more. Individual state Departments of Corrections can choose to give their felons and bad folks, let’s say, a certain high result drug for about a $3750 per inmate pop.  So let’s say a slammer treats everyone – it could cost up to $315,000,000 to cover them all.  Which takes us back to the duty to heal.  The duty to cure.  The duty to care?  And my question is simply this: when does the humanitarian good exceed the addiction to profit.  For me, right about now.  It gets my goat.

For the Bereaved of Borough Park July 14, 2011

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I have been lazy and busy for the last few month – wasting perhaps valuable and pithy thoughts on FB.  But today my heart is broken and I am in mourning for a little boy I do not know.  His name is Leiby Kletzky and he would have been 9 years old next week.  Now he is dead.  Like most of this country I paid some attention to the trial of Casey Anthony – an ordeal almost 6 years old and one that resulted in an acquittal based on lack of a case.  The DA in Orlando screwed up.    Whatever we learn now about this matter will always be fraught with doubts but Casey Anthony is protected by double jeopardy so she may be a pariah – but she will go on her way.  I don’t much care to be very honest.

Today I got an email from a list I am on called Hatzolah – a volunteer Jewish ER service and this one caught my eye.  It told of a little boy walking home from day camp in borough Park Brooklyn who was kidnapped, murdered and dismembered by a member of the same neighborhood.  This happened yesterday – not three years ago.  Leiby was a little Orthodox Jewish lad with glasses, a yarmulke and sidelocks  and sneakers coming back from day camp.  A little boy.   The family’s only son. His mother was on her way to meet him but he got lost and a man with a similar look drove by and we imagine Leiby asked for directions.  Leiby got into the car.  We will never  know what he said but tonight he will be mourned and buried.

The man presumed innocent until proven guilty Levi Aron is a quiet, religious loner who lived in his parent’s home.  He was not married and he worked full time. He only known crime was pishing in public.  I suspect most men have done this.   One can only assume that there were very dark parts in his head and where his soul might have once been.  He has supposedly admitted to what he did to Leiby.  What he did was so heinous and ugly you can read the tabloids to get the details.  A parent should never know such things can happen to children.  Such things should never happen.

While I write this I am waiting for the real press to tell  us about Leiby and his short but beloved life.  The sisters who must have adored him, the mother who treasured him; the father who planned in his heart for the 13th birthday on which he would become a man.  I am waiting for the outrage and the anger and the fury that accompanied the death of Caylee Anthony.  A child no more or less precious than this little boy.  I am waiting for the outcry, the keeners, the wailers, the sign carriers who will demonstrate for Leiby and I know I will be even sadder because none of that will happen.  And I would ask you who have loved any child to make sure it does.  Because it matters just as much.

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