Monthly Archives: August 2009

3. Not guilty, so now what?

The system is brutal. The courts and the laws support the view that mentally ill people should be free to suffer from their illness and not receive treatment. The entire trial of my brother was a piece of theater with the judge, lawyers, witnesses, and jury all playing their part in a farcical charade. The system failed.
Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health | 8 Comments

What happened to “We Can”?

i’m not going to join a boycott wholefoods, just yet anyway i did write about it here but i’ve been perusing the blogosphere to see if an uprising is taking place one isn’t. this is just another fad, a misdirection … Continue reading

Posted in Left | Leave a comment

Whole Foods, to boycott or not to boycott, a response to CEO John Mackey

Whole Foods is run by John Mackey, a typical Libertarian Ayn Rand fan. A rich promoter for the U.S. oligarchy. Mr. Mackey spouted off in a Wall Street Journal Editorial of August 11, 2009 Mackey begins with a quote from … Continue reading

Posted in Left | 4 Comments

2. My mentally ill brother is scheduled for trial

Today, in court, Tony was deemed competent to stand trial. So, even though he was delusional when he took a woman’s purse, threw it to the ground and walked off without out taking anything or harming anyone, next Tuesday, August 23, 2009, he goes on trial on a charge of felony robbery. He faces a sentence of up to 17 years in prison
Continue reading

Posted in Mental Health | 37 Comments

Why Twitter is popular and what I dislike about that

This article talks about Twitter but the points made here apply equally to Facebook. There are two reasons Twitter took off like it did.  First, it fills a desire in the culture for ubiquitous notifications from everyone to everyone.  Second, … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment