Addiction Treatment

It is estimated that over 40% of families are impacted by addiction, whether the addict is a parent, child, or spouse. What is the cost of this? The mental health of America is simply the sum total of the mental health of its citizens. Does it not seem odd that nearly half of our population is exposed to the insanity of addiction, and that this problem is not being addressed directly?

Homo sapiens has come a long way. We got out of the trees and learned to stand up, make fire, herd animals, and farm. We developed the wheel, and made steam engines, and sent a man to the moon. Today, our technology has transformed just about everything. We have technology that allows most cultures and tribes to communicate and share their wonders. One would think that these accomplishments would put mankind in a really good place.

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Defense and Foreign Policy

What would our defense policy look like if the American political system were not corrupt? What would it look like if the military-industrial-complex were not purchasing votes from both parties?

Let’s start with a look at the name, “Secretary of Defense.” We need such a person because nations can be mean and angry and dangerous. Some wars make sense. Fighting Germany in the 1940s did. Today’s world can be dangerous. But does it need to always be this way? Sometimes having a military gets us in trouble.

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Population Plan

I would like all of us to visualize a population that lives in harmony with Earth, a population that has repaired this small blue ball called Earth.

When I read Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 book, The Population Bomb, it terrified me. It made sense.

We were multiplying like rats, and pooping in our cages. A few decades later, I listened to the siren song Big Business was singing. In effect, it was saying:

“Look, don’t worry about the population-growth thing. We got it handled. We have figured out a way to use science to improve on millions of years of God’s work. We will rip up huge patches of nature, dam up great rivers, dig up gazillions of barrels of oil and use it to make fertilizer and other chemicals to dump on top of genetically modified corn and soybeans. We will then run this “food” through big chemical factories and squirt out substances that we will call food. We will add a lot of sugar, fat and salt. Everyone will love it! It will be easy to feed everyone. It’s handled, everybody! Chill out and go back to your TV, kick back, grab a beer and some snacks, and relax.”

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Washington Post: Cory Booker commits the classic Washington gaffe

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In Washington, there’s an old cliché: A gaffe occurs when a politician is accidentally honest. That’s what happened when Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker spoke during his appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

“Accidentally honest.”

Seriously! Why don’t we flip out at a statement like this?

OMG, WTF!

Nearly all of the media and most voters seem to simply accept what they’ve just read and move on.

Yo, listen up!

There is a big, fat, pink elephant in the middle of the room and you are walking around it. Don’t you see it? Doesn’t it seem weird?

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