Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In Memory of the loss of Life in Jonestown Nov 18 1978


I remember when this happened.  I was just a kid and it was a chilling sight and news that I wish we'd talked about more, but I was probably too young for that talk.  Or my parents didn't want to deal with such a tough subject.

Cults are no joke and I'm not joking around.  If you can't leave your religion you may be in a cult: http://culteducation.com/help.html

Get Help if you can.

Now I may be an Atheist but that doesn't mean I equate all religions with cults.  Hyperbole aside, most religions and most religious people are not going to make you drink poisoned kool-aid, but that doesn't mean they aren't unhealthy in their own ways.
Your health, your decision.

Cults are a different matter altogether.  In a Cult your health is not your decision - it's the decision of your religious leader(s).

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Ebola Fugue state

Run in Circles, Scream and Shout - "the Sky is Falling! the Sky is Falling!!"
Run in Circles, Scream and Shout - "Ebola is coming, Ebola is coming!!"

I find myself sickened at how many people in this country can't be bothered to do even the most basic or  minimal of research and are content to take Faux news word or are listening to fearmongering people who also don't have the facts.  Don't contribute to the Media fugue state and the misinformation wheel that's torturing so many today over Ebola.

To learn basic stuff about the Ebola Virus Disease Read these sites not the newspaper:


Want to see a comparison chart on how Ebola stacks up against other infectious diseases, take a look here:

Ebola isn't as infectious as a lot of diseases, the reason it's scary is because it's so hard to survive once you have it, especially if you don't have medical assistance, basic nursing even makes all the difference - as in having some one helping you stay hydrated.  Get it??? just someone helping you drink water can help or having an IV drip, even better.  Still, the chances of getting it are slim in the western world, so I think everyone should calm the fuck down.

Now there's a lot of people who think that the 21 day quarantine is an absolute necessity, and if it keeps you from having a coronary to think of me wandering about right after returning from one of the nations suffering this deadly outbreak, then I'd be willing to endure, provided I'm financially compensated well for my lost productivity, and I don't have to stay in unheated tent with no books, internet or TV while you finish having your panic attacks.

I've no plans to go to one of these countries right now, but I'm willing provided my above stipulations are met for the return quarantine.  I'd even be willing to help with the medical staffing, though I have no experience in nursing and I'd want a thorough training on the protocols etc. of course.
And guess what, the military staff going will be receiving that training.