Friday, 5 April 2013

Just Observations

The University of Colorado mental health doc came out and admitted that she was extremely threatened and intimidated by this Aurora shooter nut who attended the university.  What'd she do?  Nothing much. How many students attend universities around America....take meds....see mental health doctors monthly....and are probable killers?  You don't know.  It might be dozens.  It might be hundreds.  It might thousands.  A national law to force them to identify and put their clients in a database?  Never will happen.  It's just curious how you clearly see the big mess, and nothing gets done in time.

This Sunday....60 Minutes will feature up a anti-gun push, with parents from Newtown in a talk-to-the-camera segment.  Twenty years ago....I might have sat and watched 60 Minutes really go and do investigative analysis.  Today?  It's a cheerleader squad, and made up wannabe journalists who can't investigate.

About a year ago....I had to travel across the Atlantic, and at the time....there were a couple of movies that they had from the fifty-odd possibilities that I could watch....which were not appropriate for any kid under fifteen years old.  I just sat there and shook my head.  This week....some family noted a pretty action-packed movie playing, with their young kids watching.  The family raised a fuss.  It's an odd thing....the pilot is asked to do something.  In the end....he stops half-way in the flight.....forcing the family to get out and catch a later flight.  The airlines won't say much except it's proper for the pilot to do so.  Personally....this whole wide-option of various videos is getting to a point of being questionable.  They ought to be charging for the service, and thus parents can invoke the "no-video" rule on the kid and fix that problem real quick.

I sat and noticed one of the most thought-provoking statements of the decade be made this week.  Actor Jeremy Irons.....who does some great four-star parts....made this statement over gay marriage and where it all leads to:  "Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my estate without death [taxes], I could marry my son and pass on my estate to him".  I sat there and can readily see a thousand guys standing there and eyeballing this statement and idea.  They've got millions that they'd like to hand over their son....why not use gay marriage as the tool.  Passing the wealth on.....with no opportunity for taxation ever again.  You can imagine the Supreme Court standing there.  The Republican guys would be grinning from ear to ear as the lawyers discuss the case, and the Democratic guys are trying to figure a nice way to deny such a marriage.

War with North Korea?  I actually think they will be nutty enough to fire off a missile or two, and have fifty US missiles shot to knock them out of the sky.  The bigger threat?  All you need is two freighters quietly making their way across the Pacific and hours outside of Seattle and San Francisco ....they unload four thousand boats with eight guys in each....all North Korean guys with bombs and explosives.  You can 32k North Korean special forces guys....running around the western part of the US for weeks.... destroying things left and right.  The US government would be forced to hand out assault rifles to every citizen, with forty-round magazines, and this whole gun ban thing would dry up real quick.