Friday, June 23, 2017

Is Being Evil A Choice?

Imagine a baby boy, a child of loving and caring parents, destroying his favorite stuffed animals and in the following years attacks and hurts his siblings. The parents, desperate for an explanation and a cure seek professional psychiatric help.
After much testing and analysis the parents are informed that their son suffers from a brain dysfunction that causes him to be a psychopath, destined to a life of crime and punishment. Except in rare cases there is no cure for this most difficult of disorders.
What is the best way for a modern society to deal with such people? Kill them in the womb, kill them at birth or kill them as adults following a capital murder conviction?
A better way, in my opinion, is to separate these psychopathic victims from the general population as soon as symptoms appear and hope that modern science can come up with a solution in their lifetimes.

Psychopathy is the most dangerous of all antisocial personality disorders because of the way psychopaths dissociate emotionally from their actions, regardless of how terrible those actions may be. Many prolific and notorious serial killers, including the late Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, and the incarcerated Dennis Rader ("Bind, Torture, Kill" or BTK) are unremorseful psychopaths. Psychopathic killers view their innocent victims as inhuman objects to be tormented and exterminated for their own amusement or even sexual gratification.

Paul Hunter

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gun Nuts Are Not Impressed

Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

Balance of Power Negated

Bad things happen when a single party is in control of all three branches of our government. That statement particularity applies to the state of the State of Ohio.
In an attempt to placate major big money contributors the governor resurrected a failed economic policy first tried by the Reagan administration in the 1980s.
Supply side economics consists, in large part, of cutting taxes on the investor class in the expectation that economic growth will follow and tax revenue will grow. The father of the supply side or trickle down theory, David Stockman later in life admitted that the idea was a failure and that it contributed to the 2008 macro recession.
Governor Kasich, not to be deterred by the history of failure and without meaningful opposition in the legislature, tried the system at the state level. The governor and a compliant legislature, including our Rosenberger and Peterson. cut taxes on the investor class and businesses promising great job growth and new revenue.
The result: A significant loss of tax revenue, poor job growth and a budget that is stretched thin. We can add to this sad tale of failure, increases in sales and property taxes and robbing local governments and schools of their share of taxes sent to the state.
There was no one with the power to say Hey! Wait a minute.
As state after state has moved to incentivise renewable and alternate energy projects our legislature has gone backwards and instead plan to place the added costs of inefficient coal plants to the consumers bill. Other legislative disinsentives have slowed the progress job generating wind and solar power projects.
Who's to say no that's the wrong way to go? Certainly no one in the majority party will.

Paul Hunter, Wilmington 6/19/17

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Donald Underwood Trump

For viewers of House of Cards and the evening news:
It appears that Donald Underwood and Claire Bannon are following a fictional TV script as a real life political strategy. Fear Trumps (pun intended) rational discourse.
Paul Hunter