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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.

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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.

Illinois fails to come up with a budget. Gov. Rauner responds to state lawmakers failing to pass state budget. So what happens? They try doing a sugar tax on drinks. Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax 

Even though it’s supposed to curb obesity and raise health overall all it’s really going to do is cause people to spend less money elsewhere. Meanwhile Illinois politicians are fattening their wallets, because of a dysfunctional budget it’s a great excuse to extort taxpayer money. Illinois is falling apart. How Illinois became America’s most messed-up state

Illinois already has the worst tax rate in the US, ILLINOIS HAS HIGHEST OVERALL TAX BURDEN IN THE NATION – Let’s understand why Illinois has the highest property taxes
Translated: Illinois residents are being robbed from their income. Other states do not have these ridiculous tax rates. You may heard the phrase, “taxation is theft”, well in this case Illinois fits it perfectly. Millions politicians are thieves. Since they can’t come up with a budget, they are increasing taxes and of course they are doing just that which makes Illinois the worst state in America, Tax increase approved by Illinois House heads to Senate; Gov. Rauner threatens to veto

No more tax increases Illinois!

Several lawmakers called for people to act with courage and support the tax hike.

“I hate tax increases, hate them, and it will hurt small business to do this, but it also hurts small business to ask them to do business with the state and then we don’t pay them,” said Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Mt. Vernon.
“We have an opportunity to keep our state afloat and stop being an embarrassment,” said Lou Lang, D-Skokie.

Next stop is over at the Senate, which reconvenes at noon Monday.

House Speaker Mike Madigan was celebrating the votes Sunday. The bill does not include any of the reforms the governor wanted.

So this is the response from the Republican party. Enough already, as an Illinois resident i am sick and tired of having my hard earned money taken away because the politicians can’t come with a budget. Everything from soda taxes to higher rates at the gas pump to higher tolls, everything in Illinois is going up. The only thing that is going down is the population and property value.

Something needs to be done here and it’s along the lines of kicking these politicians out of office and getting people who know how to do a strict budget without raising the taxes. In fact taxes need to go down. Illinois residents are already hurting because of the poor mismanagement of taxpayer money and high taxes. At this point, the only thing Illinois can do is go bankrupt and let the surrounding states handle the former Illinois state because at this point, Illinois is too far gone. With the soda tax in Cook county, it’s only a matter of time before people just leave Cook county and Illinois all together. The tax increase is only going to make things worse for Illinois. Not having a good budget is making things worse for Illinois.

It might be too soon, but R.I.P. Illinois.

Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date Is At Long Last Announced

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When i first heard about a new Trek series i was interested, at first… but since CBS stated they will be airing this on All Access only, with only the first episode being broadcasted on thier network i was bummed.

Now before someone says, ‘well you can’t pay 8 bucks to see the show?’, it’s the logic that is flawed. First, another prequel series is not particular appetizing. I would have preferred to see a continuation of ST TNG, Voyager and DS9. I would have liked to see more adventures with the Enterprise E. Doesn’t need to be with the original crews from that era but i get so tired of reboots. JJ Abrams Star Trek wasn’t exactly good, while i enjoyed it, at the same time.. it left a bad taste in my mouth, especially with Into Darkness. Starfleet’s mission is to explore space and seek out life, not destroy it. Well at least the third one, Beyond was pretty decent.

The look and feel of Discovery isn’t exactly welcoming but that is among one of the reasons i’m not going to pay money just to watch it. With the PC nonsense surrounding Hollywood these days, some rumors about Discovery isn’t exactly welcoming either. I have already removed cable tv from my home and i plan to do the same with the cable internet service. The reason is to conserve money. I need to use it for other things and paying $40-60 for internet is just not going to work out for me. I can use Wi-Fi from my parents place or maybe a neighbor. But if anything it’ll only be once a week for an hour. I still have my smartphone but i’m limited at around 2GB, but for the price i’m paying for the phone service it’s reasonable. Besides, i think it would be for the better so i can start focusing on other things i have been neglecting for too long. So i may still be around just not as much.

I just won’t be seeing this new series, unless CBS decides that making it All Access only was a foolish idea and puts the show on their network. Just after i typed all this up i happened to come across this article, Star Trek: Discovery to ditch a long frustrating Trek rule this doesn’t sound too good, considering Star Trek is a Utopian universe. Regardless of whether it actually is going to damage the theme of Star Trek i won’t be able to watch it, not worth the money.

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