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Another day, another violent attack in America. The next day, people are protesting the NRA. Typical mindset when there’s a shooting.  I almost refrained from talking about this subject because it’s typical when something like this happens because it seems the argument again is more gun control or the banning of firearms in general.

At least some people are taking the advice of better mental healthcare. Which, needs to happen in schools. It starts with the kids and if we are to stop these violent attacks we need to start with the new generation of society. Additionally I think for gun owners and people who buy guns need to have regular visits with the shrink because well.. It seems if we are going to continue selling guns on the market and if we are to prevent shootings we need to find out why these people are violent in the first place. That may piss off some if not many gun owners but if they want to keep their guns, this might be the best way. I mean unless they got a better idea that doesn’t include arming teachers and students with guns.

Of course better security measures should be in place and 19 year olds shouldn’t have access to guns in the first place but when responsible gun owners are being targeted as a gun addict or whatever we need to come up with ways to prevent these killings.

Its amazing how people are so quick to blame the gun for this tragedy. It’s like the gun walked into the school and started shooting people. Or the gun possessed the guy and made him shoot people. But what’s to stop psychopaths from using a bomb or a knife?

While guns are easy to murder a whole lot of people and by design it’s a weapon for murder, however the original intention is and should be for defense. When you live out in the forest somewhere where their are dangerous animals, weapon of choice is a gun. Even an automatic weapon is much better as some animals may be bold in attacking despite being shot at. Not entirely sure that is the case and may be overkill. However most of the time automatic weapons are only told as a weapon of murder in the news.

If school massacres only had knife attacks I wonder what would people say about that. What would they do? Would they make people register the knife? Would they try to ban them? While you wouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight, in some cases knife attacks can be just as deadly as a shooting.  Knife attack in China

So while people are protesting the NRA a psychopath is planning his next move. Whether by a car, knife or a bomb it doesn’t need to be a gun to commit mass murder.

Bottom line is America and even in other countries mental health help is extremely poor. In fact mental illness is encouraged. When you have males acting as if they were women and people have tide pod eating contests we really need to evaluate our mental health facilities and resources. As I said it should be mandatory for kids to be checked out for their mental health like they get checked for physical health.

With more research it might be easier to figure out why people kill other people. Then again when we have wars with other countries it’s really not hard to figure out why people are with murderous intent and why guns are the choice of these murderers.

 

 

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As the news has been saying, Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over Target might not be far behind.

At first I was thinking that who has bought a CD from Best Buy or Target lately? I myself primarily use Amazon as albums often times have many editions and Best Buy doesn’t always carry what you want, so it’s not a huge loss if Best Buy or Target stops carrying CDs.

However recently it seems that music CDs are becoming more difficult to find, at least the edition of album you are looking for. I prefer to buy albums in its entirety.  Most of the time the bonus tracks are worth to take the extra time to look for. However the special edition of Dark Tranquillity’s Fiction. Others are more difficult to find even though the artist is still around and you are forced to gamble on a used copy.

So CDs are quickly on its way to becoming shorthanded. It’s really a shame considering digital media is of lesser quality. Mp3s do not cut it. Sure it’s very close but for me very close does not work. Many audiophiles agree that Mp3s are inferior. Surely formats like Flac and Wav are lossless like CDs but it gets rough when you have more than 300 albums. You need around 300GB and last I checked mobile storage memory is expensive, more space means more $$$. It’s cheaper to buy audio CDs at this point. Even though Mp3s may be more conservative with taking up space, it averages around 150mb while Flac can take up more than 300mb. And like I said mp3s are almost CD quality. Like 90% or more. Wma or Windows media format, you can cram more audio in without the loss of sound. However with mp3 quality at around 90% converting mp3 to Wma won’t help the sound quality any and will drop under 80% and you’ll notice a change. I’m not picky on digital media sound much but if I hear a decline on sound quality it becomes irritating. So I’d prefer to use audio CDs and rip them to Wma and I can keep most albums under 40mb without any noticeable quality loss, at least for me. It doesn’t always work though and have to increase the bite rate conversion.

My guess though, I think most people will not take the time or energy to upload their CD collection onto the computer. I don’t even think they use or even seen an actual computer. A laptop PC maybe and this is very apparent to the younger generation. Don’t get me wrong it’s great that these people are willing to help save the planet of ridding ourselves of needless plastic, needless things that clutter up space. In fact if a lossless quality sound, digital memory wasn’t an issue and a 3D image of a CD album for the artwork was possible id be all for abandoning the plastic mess. But Mp3s are lossy and unfortunately record companies didn’t think ahead, however people sometimes move faster than technology and monetary income can keep up.

To be fair I had more music interest than money so I had downloaded music illegally without purchasing the album if I liked the album and this is now the result, music cds are at risk of becoming an artifact and only seen in a museum. But since I’ve gained income, I am now playing catch up.

For now CDs are still the superior music format. If you are a fan of music and care enough about music quality, it’s time to abandon mp3s and keep buying CDs. Vinyl made a comeback, which doesn’t really do good for CD sales. Vinyl are even bigger, thinner but I don’t need anything that big.

And I hate to say this but if CDs go away, maybe it’s time to hang it up and stop discovering new music, even if it’s a favorite bands new album. It wouldn’t be good.

Sadly DVD and Blu Ray may receive the same fate.

It was finally revealed that the Las Vegas shooting was most likely due to anti-anxiety drugs.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/las-vegas-strip-shooter-prescribed-anti-anxiety-drug-in-june/

Surprised? I’m not, as the shooters mental health was in question from the start. No one with any sense of right and wrong would consider firing onto a crowd of innocent victims. At least no one with the understanding of right and wrong. However medication can cause undesired effects and it seems that this guy was suffering from anxiety. Clearly something snapped to make this guy to obtain guns and to shoot them into a crowd full of people because he may have been under the influence of drugs. Now even though the drugs were prescribed a few months ago, it may have been his mind has been altered by the drugs.

This goes back to how our mental health is and how it has gone unchecked. Most people may get through life without a major mental breakdown but others should be looked closely.

I have dealt with anxiety, depression and stress. Practically to the point of a mental breakdown. I overcame it and I never thought about inflicting violence on others. A few times I was dealing with very uncomfortable thoughts but never to the extent of planning to do something. I had to stop myself from thinking about negative thoughts and try to focus on something else. I’m grateful it has never escalated beyond any serious negative impact.

However some others are not as lucky and if this anti-anxiety pills cause aggression there either needs to be a smaller dose or close monitoring of the patient so that way if the problem does escalate into violence it could be stopped to avoid any serious injury to anyone. And this LV tragedy could have been avoided not just by more gun control but better monitoring of the shooter so he could not obtain any weapons and to get help relieving the aggressive tendencies. To ignore this behavior is only going to lead towards another violent attack. Gun control might use some improvements but the greatest problem is the mental health state people are in and it also varies from person to person since certain problems could affect certain people differently.

Not a day after the Las Vegas shooting we are already talking about gun control. Just like any other tragic shooting instead of mourning the loss of people, the major talk is gun control.

Not that gun control is a bad thing but the problem is that anytime we have a major shooting the topic of gun control takes over the media. Celebrities are not helping, instead of giving out condolences they are complaining about the 2nd amendment rights.

All the whole completely ignoring the mental health state in America. For anyone to obtain illegal weapons and to willingly harm and murder people for any reason is a mental illness. Even though murder may not be an actual mental illness according to experts the mental health in America needs major improvement. Mental health often goes unnoticed and it is partly due to the inefficiencies of our social structure.

When people are often only thinking of themselves and monetary interests are more important than the health of civilization the mental health of society is degraded. We could implement a much better health program, the best to our ability however that would also be costly, with our current social/monetary system implementing the best mental healthcare would raise taxes far more comfortable than what people are willing to do.

That doesn’t mean it can’t be done, even, $0.05 extra in taxes a year per taxpayer would help improve things. Certainly if we are on the same page celebrities would most likely donate money to our mental healthcare giving more people access to this necessary service. However were not even in the same book on the subject of gun violence. It’s easier to blame guns because it doesn’t cost anything to taxpayers to limit who can own a gun. At some point, gun control can only go so far and it doesn’t prevent some psychopath from finding some way of inflicting harm to others.

On a side note, when we are talking about mental health it has to do more than a simple mental health evaluation. We need to simply talk. We need to record experiences and above all we need to stop being in our own world and start listening to others. A lot of our mental health issues is mainly due to a forced reality of forcing many people to do uncomfortable and even degrading acts. A hundred people are forced to do things one person decided to do. The Illinois, Cook county soda tax for an example is largely rejected but because of a select few, it was implemented. As a result, many Cook county residents are shopping in other counties, affecting businesses who was against the soda tax are losing money.

The mental health needs major improvement, but so long as we keep blaming guns for gun violence when we have a mental health crisis won’t solve the violence problems. When gun control reaches it’s limits, if gun violence won’t be an issue, there will still be violence so long as we continue to ignore the mental health issues in America and around the world.

It was unheard of that a child would be considered gay or transgender. Even now people still scoff at the idea of transgender children. However more articles are popping up that children as young as two identify as transgender.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/children-recognize-theyre-transgender-by-age-2-psychologist

The absurdity that a child is transgender at the age of two is unrealistic let alone thousands of children are transgender. Parents should be furious, I mean standing outside of these gender expert houses with signs up saying “Stop experimenting on children!!!” starting lawsuits on these experts when a transgender child commits suicide. The overwhelming blinded sheep acceptance from people who dont know their right from left that has to get advice on how to tie their own shoes are helping damage these childrens futures.

Now I know these people mean well.. but they are sadly misguided. Its a problem however that people will put 100% faith that experts are never wrong. The experts that say children young as two can be transgender are flat out wrong.

The biggest claim is that a child will think suicidal thoughts if they can’t transition. When transgenders and experts say this a big red flag goes up and you have to ask who are these kids that contemplate suicide?

The first thing that isnt right is that many transgender adults who recently transitioned claimed they felt transgender since they were 5 or somewhere during that time. So they didnt feel suicidal or even give out hints?

Now all of a sudden kids are being suicidal because they are not allowed to be transgender. How does that even make sense? Where is the logic in a 40 year old transgender who claims they felt that way since 4 and to claim transgender children as early as 2 are thinking of suicide because they are not allowed to transition.

Its all mind games. Kids are not transgender. Kids lack the experience and wisdom to make a proper decision. When kids are being taught about transgender people they will start to think, if someone else can switch genders why can’t they? This is where we are seeing a major increase of transgender children. And this is what the transgender community wants. Besides their obsession with destroying biology between a male and female they just do not care what other people want. They want to be seen as something they are not.

Often adults who identify as transgender will threaten suicide in order for them to get what they want. Similar to a child throwing a tantrum because they saw a toy they wanted but can’t get. People often will help a person who is suicidal. What a better way for these people who claim to be transgender to claim suicide so they can transition and be in society.  Even better to corrupt a child’s mind by telling them they can transition if they want.

Professionals need to stop experimenting on children!

Illinois moves into the top 20 personal income tax states

If you are in Illinois and upset over the personal income tax hike, well now Illinois is the 16th worst state to be in.

Here’s a list of the states with highest average income tax rates:

California – 7.75
Oregon – 7.73
Minnesota – 7.53
Maine – 7.23
Vermont – 7.18
Hawaii – 7.01
New York – 6.05
Wisconsin – 5.94
North Carolina – 5.49
Connecticut – 5.4
Massachusetts – 5.1
Idaho – 5
New Hampshire – 5
Tennessee – 5*
Utah – 5
Illinois – 4.95
Iowa – 4.92
Rhode Island – 4.83
West Virginia – 4.8
Delaware – 4.71

“The tax increase isn’t a solution to (the state’s financial problems),” Labell said. “The impact of this hike would be felt much sooner than the budget impasse. There would be more economic stagnation and more people will leave the state, and the more people who leave the state, the worse it will be for those who stay.”

The economic downfall of Illinois is already bad. I have not closed on my new property as of yet and i am tempted to just cancel it and work on moving to a better state. Illinois is beyond fixing. The second quote is exactly what will happen. When businesses and residents flee the state the increased tax rate won’t do much with the lousy spending the state is doing. The only way Illinois gets out of the debt and avoid becoming a junk state is to cut 70% of it’s expenses. That means a ton of layoffs, something that no state wants to do but without a budget and without a way to pay off the debt there won’t be a state for people to live in. And that means the entire state will suffer.  For starters IL should shut down their emissions air quality control and cut all road construction and only focus on the roads that desperately need repairing.

When i had a budget crisis of my own i had to make some tough choices. I couldn’t buy any new clothes, couldn’t buy any cleaning supplies (only when i really needed it) and i only drove to work and home. I was still losing money but it wasn’t a whole lot and i got it back during tax time. I am already going to see if i could claim myself as a dependent on state income taxes but that means i won’t be able to spend that money.. and it’s a bit of a headache with that and usually it’s easier to just let them take the money they need out. But if they are not getting paid every week they may have to make more cuts. In the end it won’t matter as the extra money they are trying to get from people will be lost when people are moving out of Illinois. The only solution to fix this is something that the Illinois politicians are not willing to do, but it needs to be done if we are to get out of this budget crisis.

Taxes in Illinois is already horrible. The fact that now it increased has more people fleeing the state. What Illinois’ New Budget Means for Residents

So what does this mean, more people are selling their homes and if they could even sell their home in the first place because people do not want to live in Illinois due to it’s ridiculous tax rate. So the housing market will crash. People spending less will cut job hours, cutting more profits for Illinois. This tax rate will not solve the budget crisis Illinois has. They need to budget and they need to cut a massive amount of expenditures. Now some people might think this tax rate will help Illinois.. It won’t. It’s only going to further destroy Illinois credibility. And at this point, i just want to leave the state because it’s become too costly to live in Illinois. Without an effective budget this state will simply fail.

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