Monthly Archives: January 2018

Law enforcement ‘professional’ mocks, torments and threatens Larry Nassar in a courtroom, over prison life, being raped…


Date: January 21, 2018

01) Law enforcement professional gives Larry Nassar a lesson on prison life


“Doug Powell a law enforcement correctional professional gives Larry Nassar a lesson about prison life after his daughter Kassie Powell spoke to him during the fourth day of Nassar’s sentencing in Lansing, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)”

This is just how debased, sick and dysfunctional, our so called “justice” system is.

You know…

…Larry Nassar is possibly getting his just deserts…

…Some people are going to say, this is a terrible case on which to make a stand like this…

…but there is absolutely no excuse, for what this alleged law enforcement “professional” is doing here.

It is not his job, nor his place, to berate and intimidate the inmate.

…And people wonder why so many say, the “Justice” system is anything but just…or rehabilitative…

Too many of the people running such places, are every bit as bad [if not worse], than the people in the cells.

This guy is a prime example, of the type of person who should never be allowed into a professional position, in such an institution.

Here we got this guy…practically mocking an inmate, in a public court room…over the possibility that he may be raped…

…This is absolutely nothing, but disgusting and despicable behavior on the part of Doug Powell…

…It is not his place, to punish and to torment…FUCKING, PERIOD

Does the state of Michigan not have a problem with this?!…

I have some things to say about Larry Nassar, yes…

…Girls dedicating their lives to the U.S. Olympic team, aren’t there to get goosed by someone who’s supposed to be a health care professional…

…If he cant even mentally separate his profession from his jollies…let alone, someone solely pursuing a dream from a person seeking his sexual touch…I have no sympathies for him…

It is still the states responsibility, to make sure he does not get raped, brutalized or abused in any way…

…Anyone who does not like that…tough shit!…

…It’s their legal and ethical responsibility…Plus, it’s a standard that helps protect those who are wrongly convicted…

Anyone who would celebrate the rape, brutalization and torment of another human being, is a disgraceful excuse for a human being…and they probably deserve to be in a prison cell, themselves.

Larry Nassar is being stripped of the rest of his free life…that is his ultimate punishment.

…anything beyond that, is just criminal thug terrorism and torture.

Tom Perez Admits He “Underestimated” How Difficult Rebuilding the DNC Would Be…


Date: January 21, 2018

01) Tom Perez Admits He “Underestimated” How Difficult Rebuilding the DNC Would Be


“Tom Perez has been the DNC Chairman for nearly a year now, and he recently opened up about just how difficult the job has been, admitting he initially “underestimated” how difficult the task of rebuilding the DNC has been. Yeah. Too bad there wasn’t someone more qualified for the job that applied for that position before you… oh wait!

Citation:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/democrats-clinton-sanders-reforms-340616

Bernie Sanders blames McConnell for government shutdown…


Date: January 21, 2018

01) Bernie Sanders blames McConnell for government shutdown


“The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.”

How Assisted Suicide Affects Doctors…


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Date: January 21, 2018

01) How Assisted Suicide Affects Doctors

“Many physicians are still conflicted about it.

Most persons requesting PAS [physician assisted suicide] are not actively experiencing extreme suffering or inadequate pain control. Data from the Washington and Oregon PAS programs show that most patients choose PAS because they fear loss of dignity and control over their own lives.

Physicians who carry out assisted suicide have a wide variety of emotional and psychological responses. In a structured, in-depth telephone interview survey of 38 U.S. oncologists who reported participating in euthanasia or PAS, more than half of the physicians received “comfort” from having carried out euthanasia or PAS.

“Comfort” was not explicitly defined, but, for example, these physicians felt that they had helped patients end their lives in the way the patients wished. However, nearly a quarter of the physicians regretted their actions. Another 16 percent reported that the emotional burden of performing euthanasia or PAS adversely affected their medical practice.

Other data support the observation that MAID/PAS can be emotionally disturbing to the physician.”

This is something our culture needs to work through.

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Stanford’s AI Predicts Death for Better End-of-Life Care…


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Date: January 20, 2018

01) Stanford’s AI Predicts Death for Better End-of-Life Care

“The Stanford team’s AI algorithms rely upon deep learning, the popular machine learning technique that uses neural networks to filter and learn from huge amounts of data. The researchers trained a deep learning algorithm on the Electronic Health Records of about 2 million adult and child patients admitted to either the Stanford Hospital or Lucile Packard Children’s hospital to predict the mortality of a given patient within the next three to 12 months. (Predicting the death of a patient within three months would provide too little time for the preparations needed in palliative care.)

”We could build a predictive model using routinely collected operational data in the healthcare setting, as opposed to a carefully designed experimental study,” says Anand Avati, a PhD candidate in computer science at the AI Lab of Stanford University. “The scale of data available allowed us to build an all-cause mortality prediction model, instead of being disease or demographic specific.”

Not sure how I feel about “HAL’s opinion, on when it’s time to pull the plug…on me!…”

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To Be, and Remain, With Death…


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Date: January 20, 2018

01) Death and the cruel process that follows

“Annalisa Barbieri was lucky to have been able to keep her father at home for 11 hours after he died (Family, 6 January). I found my mother (aged 90) who had died in her sleep at home. Not knowing what to do, I rang her GP. This started a legal process that whisked her body away before I had time to say goodbye.”

It’s not the sort of thing you immediately think about, when a loved one dies…It may sound kind of creepy and morbid, on some level…

…But I’m glad we hung around for an hour or so with the body, after my father died…

It may sound weird…but, there is something comforting in that time…and that peaceful exposure.

I was doing some reading on this…and, actually…since this “Death with Dignity” series was a long time in the back of my mind, this was probably two, three years back…

…some funeral homes actually open up the process to relatives, and allow them to come in and help bathe the body…

Some families handle the entire process, on their own…

I’ve also read accounts from others, as to how deeply meaningful it was to them…to be left with the body for several hours, before it being taken away.

It really makes you think differently on death…experience it differently…if you don’t immediately turn away from it…You just sort of be, and remain, with it.

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Algorithms Identify People with Suicidal Thoughts…


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Date: January 20, 2018

01) Algorithms Identify People with Suicidal Thoughts

“Mention strong words such as “death” or “praise” to someone who has suicidal thoughts and chances are the neurons in their brains activate in a totally different pattern than those of a non-suicidal person. That’s what researchers at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University discovered, and trained algorithms to distinguish, using data from fMRI brain scans.

The scientists published the findings of their small-scale study Monday in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. They hope to study a larger group of people and use the data to develop simple tests that doctors can use to more readily identify people at risk of suicide.”

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Seth Andrews: What Dreams May Come…


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Date: January 20, 2018

01) Seth Andrews: What Dreams May Come


“In this (extremely informal) video commentary, Seth Andrews talks about weird dreams, cults and cultures, and the pitfalls of keeping others comfortable.”

Personally…the nagging stopped after a few years…

…At this point…I don’t know if they’ve just forgotten about it, or what…but it doesn’t even come up, anymore…Things are as they used to be.

Sometimes, I’ll get invited to church…or a religious themed holiday card…but, that’s the extent of it.

I’m at peace with this.

Sometimes…I wonder why we were religious, at all…

…Seth is correct…So much of it just does not make any sense…on a “we ought to know better” level.

…Why is atheism even a source of tension?…It’s such an obviously sound conclusion…if you have the courage, to be starkly honest.

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