- This is spot on: Two years later, the elites really don’t get the rest of us, our concerns, and our value.
- Oh horrors. A school resource officer is discovered to be an Oath Keeper and a threeper.
- The gone-awry GoFundMe I linked about the other day is now in the hands of a judge.
- NPR does a well-researched piece showing there are nowhere near as many school shootings as previously reported. Facebook censors a repost of it.
- Since we’re revisiting earlier issues, it appears that Twitter’s policies against threatening or even wishing someone dead also don’t apply to Meghan McCain. Very selective, those Twitterpates.
- His $109k bill for a heart attack was reduced to under $400 after NPR told his story. But what happens to the rest of us under this stupid system?
- I don’t believe this newly announced AI-driven hearing aid can deliver on its promises. Nice try, though — except for its (OMG) “mental health” monitoring and scoring, which is apparently based on whether you’re extroverted enough to suit its makers.
- Former ER actress shot dead by police. Apparently she “caused” them to do it (by pointing a BB gun at them), even though they’d found her having seizures, then talked with her for 90 minutes. (H/T MtK)
- Why there’s no word in the Hebrew bible for spirituality.
- He met a hungry, apparently homeless dog while fighting California wildfires.
I saw this saying in the comments section of the NPR report article, and I agree with it:
Censorship isn’t a slippery slope – it’s a sheer cliff. – Anon
As for the AI hearing aid, as far as I’m concerned that tech with all the hooey-dooey like the translation might be capable in 50 if not a hundred years from now. Hearing loss is a huge, huge problem.
So much so, it can be said that the other disabilities can cuts you off from stuff, but deafness cuts you off from people.
I can understand why the educrats are concerned. A threeper might run into a school and do something, instead of crouching in approved fashion behind his car. 😉
[…] Last, but not least, Claire Wolfe (of Living Freedom) has Labor Day weekend links. […]
The first linked article really got on my nerves. I don’t know a single person who gives a hoot what some self proclaimed so called elite thinks, says or does. ” People believe that it is the elites and institutions that don’t value the average person and what they contribute to the nation.” Who in their right mind gets a sense of worth through recognition from these evil toads? Nobody cares what they think.
But then I changed my mind when the author gets to the nub of the matter; “People’s views of elites isn’t a passing fad. It is an existential threat to government, political parties, the media and even business and academia, because people are fundamentally questioning the motivations and usefulness of so-called experts.”
Yes, what exactly is their use? If some were to begin using a good length of hemp rope to test our need of these cretins I certainly wouldn’t object at all.
As to the Oathkeeper, only the SPLC could acuse a constitutionalist of being an anti government danger. Nobody I’ve heard of, save for Justice Clearance Thomas perhaps, is more pro constitution and therefor more pro government than the Oathkeepers. In fact, Oathkeeepers may be the last people in American who seek lawful, rightful federal government.
The former ER actress? Never talk to police. When the po po ask if you have any guns in the house there is one answer and only one answer; Lawyer. NOW!
There are many more OathKeepers and Threepers than the SPLC realizes. And they clearly know nothing about either group.
[…] Living Freedom Blog has linkage. […]
“Yes, what exactly is their use? If some were to begin using a good length of hemp rope to test our need of these cretins I certainly wouldn’t object at all.”
Elites matter not because we care what they think of us, but because of the influence they have in shaping society (education, media, corporate culture, philosophy).
As to hemp rope, that’s not the way to go. That’s very much what a lot of elites would probably like to do to us (though of course they’d send agents to do it on their behalf and proclaim it was for the good of all). Nothing good ever comes of that, no matter which side does it.
As to hemp rope, that’s not the way to go.
Oh, that usage. Agreed.
I thought maybe Fred intended to take the elites back to a simpler time:
I’m a little behind on my web reading, so just saw this post.
The article about the hospital bill missed the point. The whole “health insurance” system is based on lies.
I just took a 6-day vacation in the ICU. My hospital bill stands at $533,262.60. I am uninsured.
I concluded, after a little research, that I can probably get my total bill reduced to $50,000 (mostly tax-deductible). I even got the hospital billing office to agree that this seems reasonable.
If I had signed up for “Bronze” BummerCare back in 2014 my total premiums and copay would have been about $60,000 (mostly not deductible).
This may not be true for everyone, but it looks like negotiating the bill and paying directly is the cheapest way to go.
And, as everyone I work with keeps reminding me, I can make $50/month payments on the final bill for the next 83 years.
“I just took a 6-day vacation in the ICU. My hospital bill stands at $533,262.60. I am uninsured.”
Holy cats, RickB. Some vacation. Hearing figures like that remains unreal and incomprehensible, no matter how often you hear them. I can only imagine how surreal it is to hear such a figure applied to yourself. May you manage to avoid doctors, hospitals, and Obamacare the rest of your life.
It was a little startling.
I have seen how the sausage is made and it isn’t a pretty sight.
A friend wants me to write a book about my experiences (he has never written anything). I’m sure you know how I feel about that!
Here’s a cute little factoid from my stay: Once I was conscious, I had two different phlebotomists drawing my blood; early morning and late evening. Both women were born in Romania. How’s that for typecasting?
“Both women were born in Romania. How’s that for typecasting?”
You sure that was a hospital and not a big, gloomy castle in the mountains?