Windows 8 still bad

The word I want to use to describe Windows 8 would probably not get past the WordPress censorship.

Windows 8 – if you don’t uses the blasted computer for a few weeks the password no longer works. So now you need ANOTHER computer to change the code and try to read the dumbass font – Microsoft uses so only humans can figure out the letters.

Now this time I am going to take a day off to download programs which will make the Windows 8 run like Windows 7. The Windows 8 computer is faster but not when you count all the time hacking through crap in order to get down to the software to do a job. What happens if you don’t have access to another computer or the Internet? That password crap has got to go. There is a way to un-tether your computer from Microsoft. Why is Microsoft in control of MY computer in the first place? Rude – MS is a rude, nasty corporation. If you have a Windows 8 computer then you will need – I Hate Windows 8 by DJ Jones. Amazon.com

The best book to fix window 8 is called – I Hate Window 8 - by D J Jones. If your old computer dies or can’t handle graphics and you have to replace your computer and the only one you can afford is a refurbished Windows 8 – just buy the discounted computer AND get the ebook – I Hate Window 8. I know a guy who is making a ton of money from retired folk who are having trouble using their Windows 8 computers.

Darren Wilson’s emotions

Darren Wilson brought up the subject of his emotional state (fear) when he murder Michael Brown at high noon in front of witnesses. He has already proven himself to be a liar and a coward. His performance in front of the grand jury must have been high drama. Most likely he was prepared and coached for his performance not unlike presidential candidates. Most likely he knew the questions in advance. Using the “fear” excuse has become a common by cops.

There is one emotion that Darren Wilson displayed when he killed – rage -which he hasn’t acknowledged. The reason for his rage hasn’t been explored, to my knowledge. Most people would link Darren Wilson’s rage to racism. Since he fell back on the “fear” excuse there was probably racism but that isn’t the real reason for Darren Wilson’s rage.

First let me take you back to the 1990s, Hawaii, Oahu. An off duty cop, a traffic jam, a Hawaiian mixed race male teenager. The cop was white, but what is more important is the age of this cop – middle aged. (Darren Wilson also looks like a middle aged white cop.) Back to the cop in Hawaii. He was also displaying rage. He got out of his car and confronted the local teenager, the cop was misusing his authority as a cop. Lots of witnesses. There was a push-shove fight and the off duty cop goes over the railing on the over pass, and he dies from the fall. The thin blue line went to work over time, ignoring that the cop was no saint and that the cop’s emotional state – rage – started the fight.

In Hawaii – among the locals – they are much more frank in talking about sexual issues and sexual conflicts involving the aging bull and the young bull. Yep this middle aged cop was no longer a sexual stud, he probably had performance issues (Senator Dole and viagra sort of issues). There are some men in hyper masculine occupations who put a great deal of value in their manly bits, size and performance. When a guy hits the middle age bump and his penis betrayal starts getting to make him realize he is getting old these guys sometimes take their rage out on the young bulls who are at their peak.

Back when the teenager and off duty cop had the confrontation I read a lot of discussions by Island locals on the male problem – raging about middle age. How it was common knowledge, in Hawaii, that males nearing middle age sometimes became unstable. This whole concept of the fragile male ego was really interesting. Someone on one of the discussion boards pointed out that guys that age couldn’t fake it when their male member wasn’t up to the same stamina as it was when the guy was younger. Suddenly all the younger men were the enemy. NOT logical behavior but an emotional reaction to the normal aging process.

Not all men react this way to aging. However Darren Wilson was not suffering from fear when he executed a much younger man with two head shoots, as the younger, unarmed, man was surrendering. Darren WIlson was enraged from the moment he saw Michael Brown. Darren Wilson was the aggressor. Darren Wilson pulled Michael Brown through the open window of the police car. That is not a fear response. Brown pulling away shows a normal self preservation response to a middle aged man’s aggressive behavior.

Darren Wilson could be suffering from a severe case of testosterone poisoning. As a group, cops and some males in the military seems to suffer more from the poisonous side effect of testosterone than other occupations.

Fear? The cops have over played that excuse. Rage – we are seeing a whole lot of cop rage, live on candid camera cell phones. Darren Wilson was not afraid, emotional and stupid, that evidence was left on the road for hours. That image of Darren Wilson’s guilt will never go away.

Obama heir to Nixon

Obama is using Nixon as his mentor. Obama won his election with the help of 8% of the conservative vote. That was something I learned from the linked article. The idea that Obama is acting more like Nixon than Raygun has not been lost on many Conservatives. While Fox News and conservative talking heads scream about the evil Obama the think tank Conservatives are seeing the results of the Obama reign which is NOT liberal. Nice to know that the Conservative pundits agree with me, that Obama is a conservative.

Obama continues the Bush/Cheney blueprints for Iraq. Obama covers up for the Bush/Cheney war crimes and adds a few of his own. Whatever shadow group appointed Obama to run for the white house made a brilliant move. The Democrats got out foxed. Put a guy on the ballot who can run as an African-American democrat but who is really a White Kansas Republican (like his grandfather) and the idiots will come out to vote. The plus was that he could make pretty speeches but only when his teleprompter is working. His electioneering speeches were mostly empty words and empty promises. Global warming will not have changed after Obama’s eight years. With the fracking and coal and the Keystone pipeline thanks to Obama – future generations will not think kindly of us alive today.

Obama has jailed whistleblowers in vast numbers – more than any other Presidents combined. Obama runs a secretive and dishonest ship. Of the African-Americans who supported him faithfully – they haven’t seen much improvement in their lives – that is the ones who survive an encounter with trigger happy cops. Women who helped put Obama in office got tossed under the bus.

Anyway it is nice to know that Conservatives are now acknowledging Obama as one of theirs. Too bad the other side, still can’t see the Fox in the chicken coop.

Want to know why I’m an Independent? Underneath the political promises and speeches, there isn’t a whole lot of difference. Under both parties the line between the haves and have none has gotten wider. The rich have gotten richer, way richer under Obama. Global warming is worse, children aren’t better off. Poverty has increased to the point that one third of Americans are either near the poverty line or below the poverty line. Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows – that’s why her voice is getting stronger. Bless her.

So now we are supposed to vote again, my choices are GOP or GOP light. My congress critter votes conservative, making it easier for the spies to spy on everyone. He hasn’t seen a war he doesn’t like. Social programs – not important. He has joined with the GOP in dismantling the social safety net. Yet he claims to be a democrat. He came into office on the Obama bandwagon. The whole state democrat party sold out to Obama. The Obama party. Most democrats never even noticed that the democratic party no longer exists. When the dem headquarters was moved to Chicago to become part of the dirty Chicago political machine – that was when the old democratic party died. That would be FDRs party, and Truman’s party and JACks party. You know back in the last century.

So I will be voting third party. Not that it really matters. But I do honor the women who fought for our right to vote. So I vote, because I live in one of two states that makes votes easy and painless. Standing in line for hours to vote – that happens in third world countries.

South Florida

South Florida has voted to break away from north Florida and become the 51st State of the U.S.

Good idea or not?

If the northern half of the state continues to ignore the fact that global warming is happening, faster than the scientists have predicted – then the only option is for South Florida to go for the 51st spot. There is a U.S. Senator who would be left adrift – that would be a good thing as well. We need more Senators who will be more likely to represent their constituents, which is more likely, if high population states are broken up.

More information on South Florida, personally I believe Northern California should split from Southern California.

Dallas and Ebola

The more we learn about how that Dallas hospital mismanaged the first Ebola case makes me question the medical education and knowledge of the folks running the medical system.

First the hospital sends the Ebola patient home and then changes their story.

So he returns, this time very ill,and he isn’t put in isolation immediately ??????

Is this an example of a hospital run by a CEO with zero background in medicine or biology or science. I have heard doctors say that the don’t make the decisions on patient care, that’s made by the bean counters upstairs.

What happened in Dallas is scary.

We haven’t been hit by a massive epidemic – like a killer flu – but it could happen. Hospitals and our health care isn’t prepared.  I’m not terribly concerned that Ebola will be a major problem in America. But what if the next flu outbreak is the one that is missed?

The bottom line, loved by medical insurance stockholders and CEO s – is just what a super bug needs.

Here is some more do not panic over Ebola information. There is a link in the article link above. It appears that the Ebola patient is most infectious when near death. That would be logical for a parasitic infection dependent on a host. Like the horror movies where the evil parasitic spirit must jump to a new host to survive. Cut off the possibility for the evil ghost to jump bodies before the old host becomes useless to the evil ghost. Writers need to get their ideas somewhere.

Old news is new news again

Update -this article by Ian Welsh is a must read. The projected deaths are now target at 10,000 per week. Why Africa can’t handle Ebola.

I may seem like a Debbie Downer in my blog posts – check out the other articles on Ian Welsh’s blog – take a look at the stuff I skipped. When most of the money in the world is in the hands of the .01% and world wide poverty is growing we are in crisis. Someone pointed out that all of us are living in an isolation ward – called earth.

The U.S. had a real test on Ebola response -grade was a Fail. The patient with Ebola was sent home. There is no excuse for what happened in Dallas. The dingbat doctors started out by blaming the intake nurse. I am concerned that the next patient will also slip through the “no insurance go away” hole. Our health care system is still crap. What we have is a welfare system for health insurance companies. Doctors in ER rooms may not be part of a patient’s approved providers list. So a paid visit to the ER room is not covered when patients are still getting separate bills for thousands of dollars of out of network doctors.

As the Ebola epidemic rages we will learn how our over priced medical care system handles the next patient. And the next. The ones at greatest risk at the health care workers at the patient intake level. This is were the training and money for wages needs to go.

If Ebola does get a foothold in the U.S. it will hit the third world part of our country. The places where the health care structure doesn’t reach. Like all the public health hospitals that have closed under GW Bush and then Obama care. Just when we need public health hospitals – most have closed their doors. Urban areas with an overload of high poverty are most likely to be hit – if hospital follow the Dallas, Texas what not to do, model. Even in rural areas there are small communities with a high concentration of poverty. Education is the first line of defense for all of us. Right now the talking heads are doing a poor job of educating. This reminds me of the early days of the HIV-AIDS epidemic. For a contemporary comparison, one legislator in the south wants to ban from his state, the cremated ASH from an Ebola patient.

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The blaming has begun about Ebola. The CDC points out that the drastic budget cuts the agency has endured means that the Ebola vaccine is not ready. This is a creditable complaint from the head of the CDC. The folks on the frontline of plagues and epidemics has been warning for years that the GOP budgets could result in exactly the scenario playing out in Dallas, Texas.

The very anti science, GOP who cut the budget of anything that might benefit the citizens are now screaming bloody murder. They are scared and ignorant, poor dears. Science wasn’t their subject – they don’t comprehend the science stuff.

Read the headlines from memorandum.com – the talking heads are panicking, the politicians are panicking. We have one case from Africa who was sent home, rather than treated. One health care worker from the Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. At least the health care worker was identified quickly.

There are a few positive outcomes possible from this world wide stupidity – more awareness of that swift action medical teams are needed, when an epidemic breaks out in lesser developed countries. So far Cuba has had the best response time. Cuba sent real doctors. I’ve interviewed Caribbean citizens who will travel to Cuban staffed medical clinics. They get better care from the Cuban medics than from most western trained doctors. There’s a first hand account by American reporter, Kate Oberdorfer, who was treated by Cuban doctors in Cuba. “It’s Time to talk About Cuba.” Her story is similar to the ones told by citizens of Guyana. Venezuela is east of Guyana, on the northern part of South America. The U.S. media isn’t covering this story.

Don’t you find it educational to watch the politicians play at pretending to care what happens to people “over there”? We all ready know which politicians will be clutching their pearls. Next they’ll be calling for hearing. “Why did the CDC fail?” Fox news talking heads will be beating the ritual sacrifice drums.

The U.S. only has a limited amount of money – and that is being used to fund endless wars. Israel needs more money to stock up for war on – who the hell knows? Meanwhile some children are not getting enough to eat. That tells us about the priorities of the politicians. I’ve gotten tea partiers to agree on that point.

The legacy parties are a failure. Both parties have chosen the path of increasing the divide from the haves and have damn little. Both sides are at war with other. My question is do our votes even matter and are they counted?

We the people aren’t stupid, give us the fact we will make the right decision. But we aren’t being told the truth. We are constantly being lied to. The media does their job and repeats the lies. Does anyone believe anything will change after this “critical” election?

Same old news. Obama is a war President. Obama orders people killed and if the drones miss — who cares it happened “over there”. Cut research funding and thousand of people die “over there” – who cares. That’s old news – but hey the politicians get air time and the talking heads get to practice their excited, gaspy voices.

Ebola updates & linked articles

The newest links and information will be posted here at the top.
7 October 2014 – News item about Cuba sending doctors to Ebola hotspots in Africa. Same article says world is criticizing Israel for doing nothing. After criticism put Israel in a bad light the foreign minister now say they will do something. Doing any just talk are two different things. Cuba has medical personnel in Africa now with more on the way.

Well a GOP nitwit is using Twitter to demonstrate his astonishing lack of knowledge. He can Twitter and thus one would think he could Google for accurate information on Ebola. Nope. This assh#le wants anyone with Ebola to be put down. His Twitter posts are a testimony to the willful and deliberate stupidity of a select species of human. Ebola is not 100% lethal.
This quote from the Guardian article below from some with real knowledge of Ebola and treatment outcomes counters Mr. Dumb ass’s tweets: “Whether a person survives or doesn’t is greatly dependent on when they present for treatment,” she said, “having appropriate treatment and where they get it.”

Guardian news has this article with information about the survivability percentages depending on an early diagnosis and early treatment. That medical staff in Dallas that turned away patient #1 . . . . But then there are stories of the poor being turned away or refused care, dying on the waiting room floor in LA. Add Ebola to the mix – poor people having little access to medical care – both in Liberia and in big city USA – that is where epidemics grow and fester. Dallas screwed up, neither the nurse nor the software was to blame. Treating an epidemic – or avoiding an epidemic and a pretty business model don’t play well together.

Across the US, health experts and officials have insisted that the US has the infrastructure and resources to combat the disease. The reason the disease is so deadly in west Africa is because of the poor health systems in place, they say.

“The biggest misconception is its fatality rate,” said Aileen Marty, professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University, answering questions during a Reddit AMA.

Marty spent a month treating Ebola patients with the WHO and CDC in Nigeria.

“Whether a person survives or doesn’t is greatly dependent on when they present for treatment,” she said, “having appropriate treatment and where they get it.”

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Good thing the LIbertarians (political party and political philosophy) are not in charge of public health in the U.S.. The blog post at this link does a good job of reviewing poor media coverage of the Ebola out break in Africa. And then as patients arrive in the U.S. Hint – fear sells news.

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The news on Ebola is evolving so for my convenience I am posting links and updates below. The link to my earlier article about the Dallas, TX case of Ebola is here.

News about the trickling into Africa Ebola hotspots of U.S. Military personnel. Numbers reported are not consistent. The goal seems to be about 4,000. The stock photos do not look encouraging. Photos of military guys wearing camouflage ponchos and carrying rifles.

More on the mishandling of the Dallas, Texas Ebola case. INSURANCE. In other words who is going to pay. From the first days of the roll out of Obamacare my concern was what happens if America has an epidemic? The privatization of health care and promotion of health insurance will be meaningless if we are hit by an air borne flue like virus. The flue epidemic of 1918 comes to mind. Or there was a huge epidemic during the Census year 1860. That epidemic impacted data collection – which is probably why we have some idea how wide spread the 1860 epidemic was.

But in addition to lapses at the Dallas hospital where Duncan is being treated, officials say they are fielding inquiries from hospitals and health workers that make it clear that serious questions remain about how to properly and safely care for potential Ebola patients.

A CDC official said the agency realized that many hospitals remain confused and unsure about how they are supposed to react when a suspected patient shows up. The agency sent additional guidance to health-care facilities around the country this week, just as it has numerous times in recent months, on everything from training personnel to spot the symptoms of Ebola to using protective gear.

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