Black Shards Press – Electronic Gumbo is Our Specialty

Voters will hate you if you ta…

24.05.2011 (3:29 pm) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

Voters will hate you if you take away any entitlement. That’s why it’s a problem to create them. @davewiner

Principals, Principles, and Proper Policy

17.05.2011 (12:31 pm) – Filed under: Education,Stupidity ::

A student is being punished for her after-the-fact reporting of wrongdoing by her classmates. Obviously this is the wrong way for administrators to gain the trust of teenagers. Policies must be applied in conjunction with the exercise of judgment, not blindly.

DAYTON, Ohio — A charter school student who said she saw two classmates having sex on a bus during a group spring break trip is being punished for reporting the incident, her mother said

RT libertyfirstnov – Productio…

16.05.2011 (9:47 am) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

RT libertyfirstnov – Production is the application of reason to the problem of survival. Ayn Rand, Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal

Class warfare has always exist…

16.05.2011 (9:20 am) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

Class warfare has always existed. It will always exist. What should never happen, however, is for the government to take sides.

Google problems or censorship?…

16.05.2011 (8:16 am) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

Google problems or censorship? It’s a good idea to host your own sites, methinks. http://tnw.co/lDfAPc

RT @Digidave Three states maki…

15.05.2011 (11:33 am) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

RT @Digidave Three states making it illegal to video police officers in public: http://bit.ly/9bril3 // Another ill-advised state power

A Young Doctor’s View on The Healthcare Crisis

15.05.2011 (11:18 am) – Filed under: Health,Politics ::

Dr. Starner Jones’ short letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a “Culture Crisis” instead of a “Health Care Crisis”. It’s worth a quick read.

Dear Mr. President:

During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive Shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive Brand of tennis shoes, and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ring tone. While glancing over her
Patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as “Medicaid”!

During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer.

And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman’s health care? I contend that our nation’s “health care crisis” is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a “crisis of culture”, a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance.

It is a culture based on the irresponsible credo that “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me.”

Once you fix this “culture crisis” that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you’ll be amazed at how quickly our nation’s health care difficulties will disappear.

Respectfully,
STARNER JONES, MD

FYI, Ohio spent 26% of its state budget in 2010 on Medicaid. Ohio is about average in this regard.

RT @scrowder: Youtube is now t…

14.05.2011 (6:05 am) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

RT @scrowder: Youtube is now trying to remove my videos 4 bogus reasons. They claim this vid “violates privacy” http://tinyurl.com/26c9n6b..

RT @jimmiebjr @QandO: Hoosiers…

13.05.2011 (10:15 pm) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

RT @jimmiebjr @QandO: Hoosiers have no right to resist illegal police entry into their home http://bit.ly/lRGMFC // Move to Texas, Dad

RT @jimmiebjr @Bodhi1 Attn Ran…

13.05.2011 (9:23 pm) – Filed under: My Tweets ::

RT @jimmiebjr @Bodhi1 Attn Rand Paul: I Have a Right to Free Health Care http://bit.ly/kpK4qh // Somebody has no clue about what a right is