The Ice Cream Robberies

Across the greater New York metropolitan area there recently have been a rash of robberies involving a machete resulting in low moderate monetary gain, to make a long story short, the robberies were carried out by a crew of the heron drug addicted, some have counted eighteen robberies in total, the proceeds of which were used to feed their addition. As each crime was committed they placed themselves as well as the business owners and their employees at risk of injury. These robberies went on for months. I could care less for the sake of this posting how the addicted became addicted that is for another posting, what concerns me and us here now, why isn’t there a place, a venue were drugs can be safely administrated working toward a cure, an end game, so that the addicted do not have to feed their addition through crime or other means placing the public at risk. And if the addicted should be apprehended during a robbery is anyone willing to count the mounting cost of court and jail time when on an outpatient treatment basis would be so much cheaper on the pocket book of society, upfront costs have always been much cheaper than end costs, just ask any business person. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, thank you Benjamin Franklin. No one sets out to become addicted to any drug but once caught in the web few are ever able to free themselves it’s up to the good nature of us the un-addicted to give aid up front whether than enduring the expense and pain of the end game of addiction.

Watergate Recurring, Maybe?

Have just watched All the President’s Men, Revisited on MSNBC, I liked it, liked it a lot, cannot remember watching it in 2013, its original air date, I must have knowing my taste in all things political and in human nature which has not changed much since then. This documentary was re-presented because of Watergate’s anniversary, the scandal occurred in the 1970’s, hard to believe that it did during that time line, since in today’s political atmosphere seem very much like only yesterday. I would have thought that because of the importance of the subject the corporate onscreen logo would have been well hidden, corporations are people as someone recently wrote and yes money grubbing forever marketing people to be sure. All the males in the piece appeared as their today self’s gray hair and all except the females forever clinging to their cultural stereotype, oh, of course, for the program executive producer, ‘The Way We Were” looking Robert Redford, he is of Hollywood, that ageless kingdom on the Westcoast, living the ‘were’ every day of his not so ‘national’ looking life till the end…

Who Can Do It Better?

Tried to watch MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, (Saturday), got chased away because of too much unnecessary crap on the screen when all I want are talking heads with opinions, is that asking too much? It would seem so, should one have to do a lot of reading too, along with annoying repetitive images of Trump, irritating (square block) promo for future programing, anything spoken must be read too, this is supposed to be television not some literary work in progress…Conclusion, like CNN, MSNBC are in competition to rack up a thousand and one ways to aggravate the viewers, both are succeeding in spades…

Trump, Under Investigation Because?

“The president’s new at this. He’s new to government, and so he probably wasn’t steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He’s just new to this.”
Ryan was later pressed on whether Trump’s behavior can be excused out of inexperience. Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post June 8, 2017, remarks by Speaker of the House Reprehensive Paul Ryan…

Well since the President is new to the job of President of the United States and leader of the free world and by his own admission one of the richest, he should have been able to afford presidential consultants following him around 24/7 and if the expense should prove to be too much, some could have been appointed to him on the government’s dime, no expense should be spared when the conducting the people’s business is at stake…

Go Figure

Yesterday I heard on television that open and much used argument of a National Rifle Association supporter of the hope of a good guy with a gun being present at the next mass shooting, I submit that that good guy with a gun would not be necessary if high powered guns were not so readily available to bad guys. Just think of the difficulty of a deranged individual running around a ball field trying to stab as many victims as can be gunned downed with a single high-powered multi magazine (firearm) weapon without moving from an elevated perch under cover.

Not My High-Rise Building on Fire

The London high-rise fire as sparked a personal overall assessment of the building in which I now live concluding that it’s the tenants that are the prime movers and offer the greatest danger to themselves and the dwelling. First a little background, this is a semi-high rise, a semi-fire proof building, the word semi is used here with a little caution since nothing is 100% everything is only semi if at all. The building has two enclosed staircase escape routes on each side that contain no flammable material, the only flammable material contained in this building as in most is in each individual unit. So, if a unit’s residents should find themselves overwhelmed by fire should immediately leave their unit closing the door of their unit behind them to contain the fire using one of the escape staircases to exit the building again closing the staircase door behind them to avoided smoke contamination of the staircase. All it takes is one panic stricken juvenile, elderly or know-it-all university professor to place the entire development at risk…

The Gray Phenomena

Just watched Neil deGrasse Tyson on Charlie Rose pugging his book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, introduced as the most powerful nerd in the world and the sexist astrophysicists alive, that ‘sexist’ part must have been granted before he stated dying his gray hair, the only sexy male public figure that I know of and can get away with greying hair and still be considered sexy is George Clooney.