A Short Response From A Facebook Posting: Part One

Recently, I had been in the hospital for the second time in my life for a bowel obstruction. I have been in no less ten hospitals in my life for any number of reasons related to my blood clotting disorder, directly or indirectly. And in my observation, the VA hospitals had been the best and most professional nurses, doctors, and surgeons I have seen in any hospital.

Now, I know that there are good VA hospitals and that there are bad VA hospitals, and because I do know how to ask the right, or wrong, questions to evaluate whether a hospital is a good one or a bad one. So, when I compliment the VA hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, I am referring to that particular hospital. Although I will also state that the VA hospitals in Salt Lace City, Utah and the VA hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are also, in my opinion, also extremely good as Fargo.

I know that there are bad VA hospitals. I will not mention these VA hospitals by name nor location.

Essentially, I was complimenting the Fargo VA, the nurses and the doctors in particular, and slamming the other two, non-VA, hospitals in Fargo. I have my reasons, and I had noted that there were nurses and doctors who had been hired by the VA from one of these two other hospitals.

The point I had made was that the non-VA hospitals were primarily concerned about money. The VA hospital in Fargo is primarily concerned about people. Well, at least veterans. And from the people I had talked with at the VA, they are crazy happy that they work at the VA instead of their previous hospital. And every person I had spoke with had always come to say in some manner that difference between the other non-VA and the VA hospital was “night and day”.

Most hospitals hire some people out of school. These people are just starting their chosen professional experience. The Fargo VA doesn’t hire anyone fresh out of school. The people they hire are established professionals to begin with, they have in some way made a name for themselves before the VA will even look at these people.

Non-VA hospitals are not like that at all.

My sister took offense to that, as two of my sisters are nurses, and have been nurses for many years. Now, at least one of my two sisters is a mere CNA, and not a RN (Real Nurse or Registered Nurse). And before people get all butthurt about my generalization, I do understand that there is a big difference between a CNA and an RN, so don’t tell me that they are the same thing.

They are not.

That is why I had pointed out that fact when I had made a post on Facebook. Which caused a response from one on my sisters to attempt to shame me, and why I have made this weblog posting.

I cannot be shamed. I will not apologize.

Non-VA hospital nurses and doctors don’t have time for my constant questions when they come into my room. And I always have questions.

I ask them what they are doing, I ask them about any medication they attempt to put into me. I ask for a printout of the possible side effects of any medication that I don’t normally take. I ask them to explain everything to me about my current health and status. I ask how I could, in this particular case, not get another bowel obstruction in the future. I also joke around and we laugh at the things I say.

For the sixth time in my life, I had a NG tube installed. This is, essentially, a tube up my nose and down to my stomach. The thing is a retching experience going in and coming out, and, unfortunately, I knew all about it. Before I had a bowel movement, as I had a bowel obstruction, I had been passing gas, though. The doctors had told me that I can get the NG tube removed. I declined at first, and I told the doctors that if it was taken out, it might need to put back in. And I wouldn’t have anything to do with another NG tube going in such a short period of time. I told the doctors that I would put up a fight, and I would needed to be sedated, heavily, with Morphine, Fentanyl, and Alcohol.

So I kept it in until I had a bowel movement. Yes, the NG tube was in an extra day that I didn’t need it, but it was far better to just keep it in than we me fighting to prevent another one of these damn things in again. And the doctors agreed. Because they knew that I knew about this damnable tube up my nose. That is why I like the VA staff.

Yeah…. I had a stroke, my executive functions are broken, I have short term memory loss, and my inhibitions are broken. So, I say things I shouldn’t say, and nurses try not to laugh about it….but they do.

Example: I am a “hard stick”. My veins do not cooperate with needles, I keep myself nearly dehydrated since 2006, for reasons. This makes it difficult for people to do a blood test on me. On this particular day, the third phlebotomist did her attempt. I had been stuck four times before, all had failed. I told the phlebotomist, approximately, “You need my blood. I don’t care where you get it, my foot, my leg, my butt, or my nutsack, but just get the blood, please.” The nurse who heard this did his best not laugh…….

The thing is, I need to be convinced to take a new drug. Always. I will never accept a “just take it because I said so” response. I know that it is within my power to leave the hospital and I do not need a doctor to release me. And the doctors know that I know that. And the doctors at the VA accept that, and that is why I have given a big “thumbs up” to the VA hospital staff, and a big “thumbs down” to some of the staff at Sanford and Essentia in Fargo.

So, I stand by my assessment concerning the nurses, doctors, surgeons, and the general staff in the Fargo, North Dakota, VA hospital. My assessment probably applies to, at least, the VA hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and VA hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Yes, I have had some experience in other nurses and doctors in other hospitals, and these nurses and doctors are good people, also. But these good people are individuals, the policies of these non-VA hospitals are not conducive to being kind to people. These people are in a bad situation, and I hope they know it. Like I had said earlier, since the non-VA hospitals hire some newbies, you have no idea what you are getting, really. I hope that the nurses I have met in Essentia (Innovis) and Sanford (Merit Care), have escaped to the VA hospital.

It seems to me, because Obamacare, that Sanford and Essentia are going to have problems in the future if they don’t have trouble now. There are probably some newbies in their staff that haven’t experienced any crap yet, and some of these newbies will face some horrible things and fail, in some manner. And I think that they may be suffering with some staffing problems as the best will be hired by the VA.

The VA hospitals I have mentioned are safe, the staff have already passed through years of trial by fire before they were hired by the VA. And they will be OK.

Sanford and Essentia…. who knows?


An Experiment: Part One

This viewpoint is from the United States frame of refence.

While I never intend to be pulled over by a policeman, I have been thinking of doing a thing should I happen to be pulled over by a cop.

First off, I need to mention the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution the relevant part is:

“…nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…”


That wording is important. It mentions NOTHING about “self-incrimination“. The wording is much stronger than self-incrimination, it says that if you could be in a criminal court, you cannot be forced to give any information that could be used as a witness against yourself.

So, lets think about that a little bit….

If I am pulled over by a cop, we all know we are supposed to give the cop certain information. Specifically your drivers license and proof of insurance. We, as all good citizens, are supposed to know this and comply with that. Right? Right!

Well, I disagree.

Now, I don’t know why and how it could do any harm if I were to present these requested documents. But, are you sure? I am not sure, myself.

The cop is NEVER your friend. While this doesn’t automatically make the cop you enemy. But I know cops, and I know human nature, and I know that if you give up a right, you will NEVER get it back in that situation. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

I will ask the cop, first “if I give you my documentation, can you possibly use the information in these documents in a court of law?“.

If the cop is “honest” he should say “yes“.

Then I will assert that it is my constitutional right to not act as a witness against myself in a court of law, and thus, I cannot give you these documents as it would violate my inherent rights as a human being, and if I give up these rights I can never regain this right until our interaction is ended.

Now, I have no idea what the cop will do. I imagine that none of my readers have any idea what the cop would do either.

Now, while in many, if not all, states in the United States generally have some sort of statute that will somehow say that you have to give a cop these documents.

So, what will I do. God forbid! There is a contradiction between a pair of laws!!! One law says you have to do the thing, another law says that you don’t have to do the thing.

And what would one do in that sort of situation? Me, I would continue to assert my fifth amendment right and shut up, see what happens, and try really hard not to laugh as the cop imploded.

If I ever get pulled over, I will tell you what happened.

Additionally, I am not going to intentionally get myself pulled over, so ask!


Potential Race War: Part One

It seem to me that there may be a race war brewing on the horizon. First off, Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave the minute that “Black Lives Matter” movement has started. While we all know that Black Lives Matter has always been divisive since its inception, as they seek to segregate the races.

However, since the shooting of several cops in Texas, and the joyful Twitter posts asking for more, the increased messages amongst BLM people and the demonstrations across the country asking for more blood.

And through it all, we see Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets capitalizing on the increasing tensions throughout the United States. We know that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets silence some voices. For example they generally silence right-leaning politics while giving left-leaning voice have full reign.

This needs to stop, or it will get worse and it will get ugly.

My suggestions would be to disconnect from social media for the time being. I think that both the social media and the “proper” media is growing these racial tensions for their own reasons. I know that the statistics of the Uniform Crime Report, every year, and produced by the Department of Justice, that cops kill white men much more frequently that any other races. Yes, boys and girls, even more than blacks. I also know from the UCR that most a large majority of black men are killed by other black men.

The media and the social media are creating this possible race war on the horizon, the media and the social media are playing with us, all of us. We the people can let this calm down if we wisely stop using social media outlets and stop watching the media until this has blown . Stop watching the news until this has blown over. Stop reading the newspaper until this has blown over.

We need to send the message that we, the people, are in control of ourselves.

Be safe, and stop paying attention to the media and social media.


Voting: Part Two

Concerning presidential elections in the United States, from 1952 to 2012, while a minor majority of registered voters had voted in the presidential election, except for 1996 where the turn-out was a mere 49.1%. Now, in general, the presidential elections are the “most popular” elections, and the non-presidential elections have a much less turn-out. Since 1952, the presidential elections ranged from 49.1% (in 1996) to 63.1% (in 1920).

Why are elections not so popular?

Now, I have not voted since 1997. My reasons were that I do agree fully with any politician. And more recently, while I still do not fully agree with any politician, since I accept money from the federal, state, and county government, I view that as a conflict of interest if I were to vote. Even some people who are on the dole vote in elections, I do not.

I have no idea why so many people don’t care enough to vote, but, nevertheless, I have a suggestion or two to present to you. In addition, you must realize that no presidential candidate has ever garnered a vote as high as the none of the above candidate.

I think this non-voting position may because people have no choice in any real candidate. Let’s face it, the difference between a Democrat and a Republican, the difference between Trump and Hillary, wouldn’t be enough to buy a cup of coffee at 7-11. In other words, the two candidates are essentially the same damn candidate.

Now, how do I suggest that we fix the dreadfully broken elections in the United States?

We view people that do not vote to be a legitimate none of the above vote. Thus, in all elections since, say, 1952, the “none of the above” vote would have “won” the elections. We have two mutually choices with which to choose.

The first is that we scrap all the candidates and start anew with another election. But, since politicians generally waste time with campaigning and crap like that, we would already have cause all politicians to campaign for ONLY TWO MONTHS. One month for the primary elections followed immediately one month for the general election. Thus there is only two months of campaigning prior to an election. PERIOD.


The former president/senator/whatever position is vacated and remain open until the next legitimate election cycle. No bills are passed, no new rules are made, the vacated seats are vacant, so it would be harder to get a quorum in the legislature. No executive order could be written, as the president is a vacant position for the next four years. The budget will not increase nor decrease, and the budget items would remain until there is a legitimate president, again.

Think about it.

Wouldn’t that sound like a good idea?

Now, these suggestions are merely suggestions, I haven’t worked anything as to how it would work. But, what is so wrong without a president? In addition, since the United States would be a little vulnerable internationally, the military might want to stop dicking around with other countries as we have been doing since just after World War 2.

In addition, we need some more legitimate parties in our elections, we need some real choice. Thus, it would probably be a good idea to make it easier to run for a president/senator/whatever. Now, we would not lower the age to run for president, however, we should not require all the paperwork to be put on the ballot. I would rather have a choice between fifteen to twenty candidates rather than two or three candidates. Choice is good. More choices is better.

Just think about my suggestions.


Concerning Islam and Gays: Part One

  1. Yemen
  2. Iran
  3. Iraq
  4. Mauritania
  5. Nigeria
  6. Qatar
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Somalia
  9. Sudan
  10. United Arab Emirates

These are the only countries in the world where being gay is a death penalty.

All these countries are Islamic countries.


Concerning an Insult: Part One.

On 23 March 2016, I had posted an article called “A Quick Commentary on The Term ‘Pussy'”

I wish to do a brief rewrite of that posting, as I have been told that the title may be too offensive for some people to read that article. So I have deleted the original article, and herein is my slight rewrite of the article.

In general, when a man is called a “pussy” that is an insult. However, some people will claim that that insult is in reference to the female body, and that is the whole intent of the insult.

Well, those of us who have a clue realize that that insult is, in no way, in reference to a piece of the female anatomy. However, in discussions with some feminists, the dreaded Laci Green, for example, the feminist in question will claim that that insult is an indication of misogyny as they claim that the use of that insult is referring to the female’s “hey nanny nanny“.

The truth of the matter is that that insult NOTHING to do with anyone’s vagina.

Read that again, and understand what I am saying.

The insult “pussy” originates from the word “pusillanimous“, which means:

1: lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; marked by contemptible timidity
2: proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.

So, for those dreaded women, I am talking about you, Laci Green, who are, for some weird reason, fixated on their vagina, the insult “pussy” really is an insult.

So, for “those” women who did know the meaning of “pusillanimous”, and have know been given a big dose of reality. How does it make you feel?

If anything.

I believe that you will stick with your rhetoric, not question what you have been told, because it would cause you to know that some small part of that nonsense that you have been heavily invested in is wrong.


Men and Women Are Different from Each Other: Part One

I really should not have to a post of this title. However, there are some people who seem to not have a clue about the facts of reality with regards to a persons sex.

As I have said before, there are only two sexes, male and female, and these sexes are determined by genetics. PERIOD! There are some people who seem to have no clue about the facts of reality, and they are under a delusion that sex is a social construct.

However, what I have said above, and what I will say below, are based on scientific facts, specifically biology. If anyone decides to take issues with what I am saying, you merely need show me the evidence, based on biology. I don’t care what you feel.

There is a huge butt-load of strong, irrefutable, and biological facts that men and women are very different from each other. Ignoring the difference in the pelvis, and the size of the skulls, let us look at the brain of the male and the female.

This is a SHORT list. You must look at my sources for a fuller understanding of the differences.

01: The hemispheres are different in males and females, especially the connections between the hemispheres of the brains.

{Kansaku K, Yamaura A, Kitazawa S (September 2000). “Sex differences in lateralization revealed in the posterior language areas”. Cerebral Cortex 10 (9): 866–72. doi:10.1093/cercor/10.9.866. PMID 10982747.}

{Shaywitz BA, Shaywitz SE, Pugh KR, et al. (February 1995). “Sex differences in the functional organization of the brain for language”. Nature 373 (6515): 607–9. doi:10.1038/373607a0. PMID 7854416.}

{Sommer IE, Aleman A, Somers M, Boks MP, Kahn RS (April 2008). “Sex differences in handedness, asymmetry of the planum temporale and functional language lateralization”. Brain Research 1206: 76–88. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.01.003. PMID 18359009.}

{Ingalhalikar M, Smith A, Parker D, et al. (January 2014). “Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (2): 823–8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1316909110. PMID 24297904. Lay summary – ScienceDaily (December 2, 2013).}

02: The Amygdala of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Joseph M. Andreano, Bradford C. Dickerson, and Lisa Feldman Barrett Sex differences in the persistence of the amygdala response to negative material, 2013)}

{Foland-Ross, LC; Altshuler, LL; Bookheimer, SY; et al. (2010). “Amygdala reactivity in healthy adults is correlated with prefrontal cortical thickness”. Journal of Neuroscience 30 (49): 16673–16678. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4578-09.2010}

{Markowitsch, H. (1998). Differential contribution of right and left amygdala to affective information processing. IOS Press. 11(4), 233–244.}

{Kret, M.E. (2011). “A review on sex differences in processing emotional signals”. Neuropsychologia Review 50: 1211–1221. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.12.022. Retrieved 2012.}

03: The Hippocampus of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Frings L, Wagner K, Unterrainer J, Spreer J, Halsband U, Schulze-Bonhage A (March 2006). “Gender-related differences in lateralization of hippocampal activation and cognitive strategy”. NeuroReport 17 (4): 417–21. doi:10.1097/01.wnr.0000203623.02082.e3. PMID 16514369.}

{Bowers JM, Waddell J, McCarthy MM (2010). “A developmental sex difference in hippocampal neurogenesis is mediated by endogenous oestradiol”. Biology of Sex Differences 1 (1): 8. doi:10.1186/2042-6410-1-8. PMC 3016241. PMID 21208470.}

04: The Frontal lobe and the Orbital prefrontal cortex of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Overman WH (June 2004). “Sex differences in early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood on cognitive tasks that rely on orbital prefrontal cortex”. Brain and Cognition 55 (1): 134–47. doi:10.1016/S0278-2626(03)00279-3. PMID 15134848.}

05: The balance the grey/white matter in the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Luders E, Gaser C, Narr KL, Toga AW (November 2009). “Why sex matters: brain size independent differences in gray matter distributions between men and women”. The Journal of Neuroscience 29 (45): 14265–70. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2261-09.2009. PMC 3110817. PMID 19906974.}

{“Sex Differences in Brain Gray and White Matter in Healthy Young Adults: Correlations with Cognitive Performance”.}

{Ruigrok, Amber N. V.; Salimi-Khorshidi, Gholamreza; Lai, Meng-Chuan; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Lombardo, Michael V.; Tait, Roger J.; Suckling, John (2014-02-01). “A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure”. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 39: 34–50. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.12.004. PMC 3969295. PMID 24374381.}

This was merely a very short list of the physical male/female brain. I am not discussing anything about behaviors of the male and the female, nor of the affect of the hormones in the brain.


This is a merely a primer of the physical differences, a scientific and biological overview that why men and women are different.

Most importantly, since our schools, from elementary schools through graduate schools, seemed to be female-oriented, men are getting the short end of the stick.

We, as a society, has studied women extensively. Only recently, a small segment of society is starting to try to understand the male, and we have been asserting that men and women are different. We, humans, are a sexual dimorphic species. That is, man and women behave differently. So, it is not just the dangly bits.

Men and women are very different. We should know that.

Or else we will continue to ruin men as we have been doing.


Voting: Part One

OK, I think my position on voting will cause some people some strong disagreement with what I am about to say. However, since I really don’t care what anyone thinks, I guess it sucks to be you.

Here is how I propose to “fix” voting:

In my opinion, the voting system is severely broken. In my opinion, it is broken because there are many people that vote that should not be allowed to vote. So, who do I think should be allowed to vote in any election? Actually, we should look at people should not be allowed to vote.

The vote should not be given to anyone that gets money, in any way, shape, or form, from the government.

So the list includes, but is not limited to:

  • People in the military, NO VOTE,
  • politicians, NO VOTE,
  • do you work at the DMV? NO VOTE,
  • do you work for the United States Postal Service?, NO VOTE,
  • people who are “on the dole” by the government, NO VOTE,
  • if a person is on welfare, NO VOTE,
  • if you get “food stamps”, NO VOTE,
  • if you get so much as a single penny from social services, NO VOTE,
  • if you work for social services, NO VOTE,
  • if you work for the Veterans Association, NO VOTE,
  • if you are a contractor that works on a government contract, NO VOTE,
  • If you work for any branch of any government, federal, state, municipal, whatever, NO VOTE,
  • if you are enrolled in Obama’s Nightmare, also known as Obamacare or Affordable Care Act, NO VOTE.

Well, I guess you know what I am saying. But why am I saying these heretical things? It is all about conflict of interest. How can you possible not be influenced if you are in any way getting money from the government?


So, the only person who should be allowed to vote is someone who is not influenced by the government.

Now, in my initial perspective, this would probably be the only restriction on voting. It is a simple solution to prevent the roving hordes from voting. If you really want the vote, stop what prevents you from voting. It is your choices that is ruining the United States of America. Maybe if we had the bravery to do what I have suggested, above, maybe we can turn the tide.

Let the hatred of my assertions begin!


Sex: Part One

For too long, the SJWs have told us nonsense such as “gender is a social construct” and other crap of this sort.

Well, sorry stupid people, but you are going to be disappointed.

To begin, “gender” is a linguistic term in reference to nouns. Whereas “sex” is about sexuality. So, you “gender” people make you sound either evil, stupid, or liars, pick two.

There are only two sexes. Period. And it, generally determined by the Twenty-Third pair of chromosomes. Now, I do admit that there are a very small percentage of mutants with that 23rd chromosome of x, xxx, xyy, xxy, and xxyy. However, these mutants do not have an indeterminate sex,

  • a person with a single x chromosome (known as turner syndrome) is a female,
  • the xxx (known Triple X syndrome, triplo-X, trisomy X, XXX syndrome, 47,XXX aneuploidy) is a female,
  • the xyy (known as 47,xyy) is male,
  • the xxy (known as Kilnefelter syndrome or 47,xxy) is male, and
  • the xxyy (known as 48,xxyy syndrome) is male.

You can use duckduckgo.com, or some other search engine and find the relevant facts on wikipedia.com. {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_disorder}.

So, all this crap I have been hearing that sex is a social construct is pure, unadulterated, shit. It is something used by the dreaded Social Justice Warriors to have something to complain about. But it lacks no merit, no evidence, nor any scientific evidence.

A man is a man, and a woman is a woman. And if a man “feels” like a woman, of if a woman “feels” like a man, that is, a “transgendered” person, is a person with a serious mental illness. And the worst thing you can do is to encourage that mental illness.

For those of you who disagree with what I have said, I would suggest that you point your browser to: http://www.sexchangeregret.com/ and read some of the entries.

So, in essence, do not encourage mental illness, please.

Music (Symphonies): Part One

I like music. I am constantly listening to music in my apartment, except when I am watching a movie.

I like some Heavy Metal, Rock, Folk Music, Jazz, The Blues, Alternative music, Baroque, and Romantic music. However, I do not like genres, I like artists.

I have a complaint that I have had for about the past 20-30 years. Specifically, I have some modern renditions of Beethoven’s symphonies. In particular, the Ninth symphony. Someone, for some reason, the classical four-movement ninth symphony is now a five-movement piece of music, with the break in the middle of the, former, fourth movement.

I don’t care if some conductor “thinks” that it forms a more natural break, when Beethoven wrote the piece, it made sense to him. Who has the gall to claim that the composer knows more about the natural progression of the symphony that the man who wrote the piece of music in the first place. And, over the past years, I have only seen the Ninth Symphony with five movements rather than four movements.

In addition, the symphony is traditionally a four-movement piece of music, so the conductor is also breaking with the traditional symphony. And for what reason? And, more recently, I have seen a five-movement Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. In my opinion, this is a tragedy. The old masters, who have survived for several hundred years, are being ruined.


A few years ago, I had the displeasure of hearing a ruined rendition of the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Salt Lake City, Utah. This disappointment was as follows. There was a break between every movement. I have seen this piece of music several times in the past, and while the piece had four movements, the entirety of the music was a single continuous work, without a pause. However, in Salt Lake City, there were pauses of at least a whole minute between the first and second movements and between the third and fourth movement, and a ten minute pause between the second and the third movement.

Who the hell does this?

For me, the symphony had been ruined because of these damnable pauses. If a symphony cannot play the whole piece in entirety without a break, they are not true musicians. This symphony should fire the people who cannot play a single work without three breaks, since this is the way the music was written to be played.



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