Hate Speech in Wisconsin

engelssmallA group of college students recently made a video showing their hatred of police.  Police were depicted as anti-black, pigs and were beheaded in the video.  It certainly looked like hate speech to me.  I don’t think hate speech should be totally prevented even if it is extremely vile unless it used to directly incite a riot.  We have freedom of speech in this country no matter how stupid and repulsive.  Hate speech needs to be opposed with reason and positive emotional arguments whenever it presents itself.  Suppressing any type of speech by law is a slippery slope that will backfire because whoever is in power will use those types of laws to limit their opponent’s ability to have free speech.  State resources should never be used to promote hate speech.  Hate speech can also be regulated because it is similar to shouting fire in a crowded theater.

Hate speech can come from people of any race.  Black hate speech is just as bad as Neo-Nazi hate speech and should be equally condemned.  The ability of our society to function is slowly deteriorating because we are so afraid to point out criminal black racist actions and the legal system is skewed to protect criminals of all races in many situations.  Excess political correctness is a great philosophy until someone starts looting, kills innocent people, wrecks your town and burns it to the ground.  Hate speech by students can incite violence in Wisconsin just like what has happened in other states.

The students producing the anti-police hate video have a constitutional right to produce such a video with their own money on their own time.  Were taxpayer dollars used to produce the video or was it some type of class assignment?  The university should reject and suspend any student or professor that engages in garbage of this nature using university resources.

The practical solution to any type of perceived police prejudice can only be to have a higher percentage of non-whites represented in the police force.  Hate speech against the police is not going to help anyone and it will discourage blacks from entering into police work.  Any professor that encourages anti-police or race related hate speech by students should be fired by the university because he is clearly damaging our entire society.  We need to accept the fact that people of any race are capable of being prejudiced and there is no way our society can overlook the criminal actions that result from this evil belief. Certainly professors should not teach college students to propagate hate with taxpayer dollars.

 

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Slender Man Trial – Opinion

wp-1500863485915.jpeg  I think the two young girls who attempted to murder another girl in the name of the fictional character slender man were mentally ill and should receive psychiatric treatment until such time as they pose no threat to the public.  That may be three years with credit for time served or it may be never.  This should be a matter to be determined by competent psychiatrists if any can be found.  A twelve-year-old child with a clear mental illness can’t be held totally responsible for their actions in the same way that an adult criminal can be held responsible.  Punishment should not be the objective and safety of the public in the future should be the overriding concern.

Access to material such as slender man should be restricted by law to legal adults just like alcohol, cigarettes and pornography.  There is a lot of garbage in the world and the people who shovel it on the heads of children should have some type of legal restrictions placed on them with severe criminal and financial penalties for violations.  Even adults are not always capable of controlling their actions when they fill their mind with negative images.  Children should be restricted from accessing many more types of negative material by their parents and the government.  The internet makes restrictions difficult but not impossible.  People producing these types of materials could be taxed and the money used to police the illegal distribution of this crap.

Legacybox service review.

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Grandfather Sellnow with nose glasses

Legacybox service review.  Legacybox is a company that takes your old old personal media and converts it into modern formats.  It handles films, audio and pictures of almost any kind and produces a DVD, CD or Thumbdrive.  It is not necessary to pay full price for the Legacybox service if you sign up for their emails and wait for one of their 50% off sales.

I am morally opposed to all types of disk media such as DVD’s and CD’s because I am fairly certain they will become obsolete within my lifetime.  I have tried unsuccessfully to eliminate all DVD’s from our house but the rest of the family have stopped my clandestine attempts at totally purging all DVD’s.  At least I have been able to eradicate all CD’s.  I would always get the thumb drive option because this type of media is easier to convert to the latest media.

I have long ago converted all my immediate family’s old pictures into files that can easily be manipulated by software.  I like to use the pictures on this blog.  I did this using a scanner and computer which is a very slow tedious painful process.  It is always necessary to manipulate the scanned picture at least a little with software or it looks unprofessional.  I am sure my results are not equal to the quality that can be achieved by Legacybox using the latest equipment at a rapid pace.  Judy has a bunch of film reels sitting in boxes that I have no way to do myself so someday we may even take a look at a Legacybox conversion for this video.  Right now I can’t afford anything because there was a recent hole in my roof and I was in an accident with a flying board on I-94.  I consider Legacybox a fair deal if you take advantage of the 50% off sales and have money to spare.

Wikipedia is a great reference!

Academic Reference police after Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a great reference!  Many college professors believe that they are the only people that can provide accurate reference information which coincidentally gives them job security and a monopoly on how good academic information is transmitted. They despise Wikipedia and brainwash their students to have the same condescending attitude. 

I think that Wikipedia makes a great initial reference to go to provided you cross check it against other sources. Some types of information are simply changing too fast for academics to keep up.and Wikipedia fills a void for these types of situations.  It is not that easy for false information to stay on Wikipedia for any length of time because it tends to be self correcting particularly if it has some type of content that people have strong emotions about. Also, any reasonable person knows enough to check on any information from any source and form their own opinion.

Not everything you read is true. What a shocking concept! Instead of accepting everything from a self protecting academic elite as true you should think for yourself and compare different sources. College professors do make mistakes and they have their own types of prejudiced thinking so make sure you never trust them completely.

The Poor should Subsidize the Rich?

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Camel traveling down a road paid for by regressive taxes

 

The poor should subsidize the rich sometimes?  I have met very few people who like to pay taxes but they are necessary for the continuation of our society.  We all need roads, police, firemen and other government services whether we want them or not.  Everyone benefits from these types of government services so it seems fair that everyone should pay their fair share of the cost.  Some people benefit more from these types of services than other people and are getting a good deal. This is true of police and fire services which are really just a type of insurance because you are paying for a service you hope you never have to use .  No one wants their house to burn down or be burglarized but there is always a chance it could happen to you so you pay money just in case your number comes up.  There are simply not enough rich people to pay for all necessary government services by themselves so government usage fees (taxes) of less fortunate people became a necessity.  We have gas taxes, toll booths, wheel taxes, car impound retrieval fees, fines for speeding and other methods of generating revenue which place a disproportionate burden on the finances of less fortunate people.

An oversimplified example:  An ultra rich man named Bill Gates gets a $100 ticket for speeding or a poor working mother named Betty with two children and a dead husband gets a $100 ticket for speeding.  Neither person should have been speeding but is it really fair to charge Betty and Bill Gates the same fine (tax).   I would fine people an appropriate percentage of their income instead of an arbitrary fixed dollar value .  Bill Gates would not care if he had to pay some paltry fine so how will he ever learn a lesson from it?  If he had to pay even 4 percent of his income he might wake up and smell the coffee.  Betty should be charged less because monetary fines are a severe drain on her limited resources and she will learn her lesson easily.  Our current system makes it easier for the rich Bill Gates to speed.  Why not take a greater significant percentage of a rich speeders money and use it to fund police and road construction?  This would improve public safety and revenue collection.

Health insurance/treatment is similar in some ways because it is a necessity unless you want to take a chance on dying prematurely.  Few people choose to be ill.  Some people are blessed by God with good health and will never need a doctor’s service or at least not much service.  Other people may have severe illness such as diabetes, cancer, stroke, crohns disease or some other severe disease that is life altering and expensive to treat.  You pay an insurance company but you hope you don’t have to use their services to pay for some dreadful disease.  The insurance company distributes this horrible risk among many people.  The healthy people pay for the really ill people and most healthy people do not really directly benefit except by having emotional security from being insured in case the worst happens.  Health insurance in essence is a transfer of financial wealth from one large group of people to another small group of people who have done nothing to earn the money. Is that a good thing?

An oversimplified example:  Bill Gates gets Crohn’s disease and is insured by XYZ insurance company.  Bill will need about $200,000 per year in treatments over the remainder of his lifetime to keep his bowels operating normally.  Bill’s premium payments amount to $12,000 per year so XYZ insurance company is losing some big time money because Bill has a bad disease.  How should this money be recovered by XYZ?  Obviously they will either raise their rates on their other members or find someway to get rid of Bill from their plan.  It’s not Bill’s fault that he is ultra rich so I don’t believe it is right to eliminate Bill’s treatment and insurance.  Less fortunate people should subsidize Bill Gates in this condition because he paid his money into the system in case this type of thing would happen to him.  A single mom named Betty should be treated just like she was Bill Gates if she had the same condition.

What’s the point?  Some things require us to work together even when we don’t see the direct benefit to us because it’s for the good of our society as a whole. The United States needs some type of insurance plan that includes coverage for all citizens or it just won’t be fair.

 

 

 

 

 

$45,000 Sweepstakes for Ford Escape Auto by Ford Warriors in Pink…Review

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High School Graduation day by my Ford Maverick with minor accident damage

Fight breast cancer and win a Ford Escape “Warriors in Pink” sweepstakes! The Ford Escape in the sweepstakes is worth about $45,000 and it doesn’t cost anything to enter. The sweepstakes ends December 31, 2017.

My grandmother had breast cancer many years ago when the survival rate was lower but she survived it. This is a great cause to help and eventually a total cure will be found. Just click on the link below to go to the entry page and while you are here take a look at the rest of my blog. Leave a comment on one of the many clever posts!

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Five ways to have a Happy Blog!

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Cattle feeding by grandparents trailer home

…I have learned a few things while configuring Glenn’s Way blog on WordPress.  The first way to have a happy blog is to use WordPress rather than Blogger.  WordPress has better free features and plenty of upgrade potential if you want to pay for more capabilities.  You need to be a little careful what you say on WordPress if you are not self-hosted because WordPress does not seem very tolerant of controversial opinions.  My ancient WordPress blog was turned off eons ago by an automatic process.  It was necessary to contact Lisa at WordPress to get my blog back online.  This irritated me at the time so I switched to Blogger but that was not the best idea I ever had.  Blogger proved to be a long lasting disappointment.

The second thing to consider is that you should use PayPal to collect any donations or payments.  PayPal is safe and easy to implement on WordPress.  Other forms of payment are a little risky and I wouldn’t use them on this blog however a large business/charity would also need to accept credit cards.

Third, do not expect to get rich quick from the proceeds of your blog. Keep your day job for awhile until you show a profit.  Maybe you will be the super blogger that hits it big but don’t bet the farm on it. Also, you can always sell the rights to your blog to someone else for cash if it does not strike it rich. Maybe they will have better fortune than you and you can show a little profit for your work.

Fourth, use a facebook business page to send traffic to your website.  I found the Amazon ebook   facebook marketing made (stupidly) easy to be very useful and I will probably implement many of the ideas in that book for my own facebook page and WordPress blog.

Lastly, have some type of premium content for profit.  Typically this could be an ebook on Amazon or possibly some type of course on your area of expertise.  It is a good idea to give some free samples to your readers so that they know what quality of product you have.

I have a ton or more ideas about blogging that I plan to share in future posts.  Please follow this blog by email if you don’t want to miss any!