The voice of sadness is censored as sick. What if it’s sane? | Aeon Essays

https://aeon.co/essays/the-voice-of-sadness-is-censored-as-sick-what-if-its-sane

I think the essay is right and wrong. I think that people genuinely can only look at things from a positive or negative point of view, rarely neutral. I think there are lots of people and lots of times for lots of people where they’re happy and things are really good. I think there are lots of people who objectively go through very bad times and are very depressed.… read more “The voice of sadness is censored as sick. What if it’s sane? | Aeon Essays”

For Suicide Prevention, Try Raising The Minimum Wage, Research Suggests : Shots – Health News : NPR

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/08/794568118/raising-the-minimum-wage-by-1-may-prevent-thousands-of-suicides-study-shows

We also need to convert from an income tax to a wealth tax as soon as possible.

Political polarization by George Washington

In his farewell speech at the end of his presidency, George Washington warned about the dangers of political polarization:

This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.read more “Political polarization by George Washington”

Love You Forever book

My mom used to read me the book, “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. I remember as a very little kid it was my favorite book.

My wife got that book and hadn’t read it before and cried when she read it to our babies. I laughed when I heard that.

I just read it to Kate and Griffin tonight for the first time, and cried myself.… read more “Love You Forever book”

Remove Patents on Drugs

#1 cause of bankruptcy in America is medical needs. You should not go bankrupt to stay alive. Most of this research is publicly funded at universities, then privatized as soon as something is discovered.

To allow the free market to work, we must introduce competition. To have competition, we must remove ridiculous patents on things like genes and drugs.… read more “Remove Patents on Drugs”

2020 Predictions

My predictions for year 2020 are:

  • High inflation or recession hits
  • Donald Trump is reelected despite more new damaging news. Election fraud by foreign actors on his behalf is found later
  • Hong Kong protesters are crushed and the international community does nothing

These are for the decade of 2020:

  • Russia continues to gain significant new influence around the world
  • Formerly democratic governments use facial recognition and other forms of bulk control more
  • Climate change gets worse, climate change deniers dig in their heels
  • Gene editing leads to millions of deaths from new disease or resurging old diseases.
read more “2020 Predictions”