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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.

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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.

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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.

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Illinois end-of-year budget deficit to top $6B

Illinois has a total of $14.9 billion deficit. And no one is doing anything about it. The result, higher taxes and population decrease, Illinois loses more residents in 2016 than any other state / https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/still-leaving-illinois-an-exodus-of-people-and-money/

This also drives up the constant violence Chicago faces, 8 shot in Lawndale: ‘This is just the city we live in’

High taxes and poor education isn’t helping much in the state of Illinois. The biggest problem is that there isn’t anything being done to rectify the deficit. The increase in taxes won’t help, Illinois Senate Passes Budget, Tax Increase

“You pay the highest property taxes in America. We’ve got to change that. We’ve got to bring our property taxes down over time. And the way to start is to do a true, long-term property tax freeze and give you – all the people of Illinois – the power, the ability to decide, if and when and how your property taxes move,” Rauner said during the Facebook Live. “That’s what we’re pushing for. We’ll never give up on that push. And that’s the stumbling block right now.”

Consequently people are leaving Illinois. Why pay ridiculous tax rates when you can move somewhere where taxes are not as high.

700+ days without an Illinois Budget; Local school district could close if nothing passes

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Bottom line is Illinois has leaders who have no idea on how to budget. Illinois needs to stop spending money on useless things such as researching on whether they want to build a road, in fact they should stop building new roads and fix the problems with the roads they do have. Increasing tolls, taxes, gas prices and the overall cost of living will only hurt the state in the long run. Illinois has to come up with a budget that cuts all the useless spending out. And with a $14.9 billion deficit, i think it’s time to cut unnecessary spending.

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Back in about 2015, Kenneth Zucker’s clinic was falsely accused and shut down, A False Accusation Helped Bring Down Kenneth Zucker, a Controversial Sex Researcher recently came out with a documentary, BBC’s Controversial Documentary on the Gender-Dysphoria Researcher Kenneth Zucker

Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? (video only works in the UK)

If you can find the documentary, by torrent or by any other way get your hands on it because it shows there is again, a cure for gender dysphoria. It is a very good alternative to allowing your child to become transgender. Activists are upset that, Transgender activists concerned about film this film could increase discrimination against transgender people which is most likely true, but they are already facing high rates of discrimination overall. Even in the documentary, transgender activists do not like alternative therapy. In their mindset transitioning is the only cure/treatment and people need to live with it. They are also headstrung on allowing children to be transgender. But, it is not the best course of action. In the video, and by transgender activism it’s, let your child be transition or they die. Already people are scared to really speak up and really debate the transgender issue, more importantly transgender children. Recently Nat Geo showed a photo and released a magazine dedicated to transgender children. Already ACP, Pediatricians condemn National Geographic over 9-year-old ‘trans’ child on January cover has stated, College of Pediatricians Calls Transgender Ideology ‘Child Abuse’ is child abuse

With the constant negativity surrounding transgenders (only 22% support transgender rights in America) and transgender children we need people like Kenneth Zucker treating gender dysphoria in children properly. He takes a non invasive approach, “developmentally-informed therapy” and none of the kids hated going to see Dr. Zucker, in fact they thought it was quite pleasant. Nothing reparative or electroshocking here like so many transgenders fear. Those days are generally in the past although there may be some people who still practice conversion therapy today, just not in clinics. More like in a parents basement. Whatever the case is, conversion therapy doesn’t work. Transitioning doesn’t work either seeing how high the suicide rates are for transgenders. And the sad part is the transgender activism thinks they are actually helping out those with gender dysphoria but really it’s just a means to an end. In the documentary, 90% of those who went to Dr. Zucker for treatment came out cured. That’s really a big difference from say 50-60% success rate for transitioning treatments. Those that would not be, if going by the 1.4 million transgender statistics that would be, 140,000 Americans who will continue to struggle with gender dysphoria. But, if these 140,000 Americans were analyzed.. better treatments could work. But this greatly depends if any of them are intersex (which is a completely different condition and should not be associated with transgenders) and whether the survey is accurate.

So that 140,000 number could be different and could be very less or more depending on the circumstances. Whatever the case is 90% would not have to worry about being discriminated against. They would live out as their assigned birth gender and not have to worry about additional dating issues and having the proper documentation along with housing, job and family rejection. But the transgender activism won’t have it. We have to watch out for these types of people who are constantly one track minded telling people if they do not transition or if they do not let their children transition they will die. They will feel hopeless, deserted, depressed, anxiety and suicidal. As proven time and time again, transgenders will be depressed and suicidal regardless if they were allowed to be transgender. So the best method we have at this point is Kenneth Zucker’s form of treatment. With a 90% success rate over a 50-60%, that’s a 30-40% better chance with far better results. Already children have 90% chance of growing out of their gender dysphoria with Kenneth Zucker, that success rate will be higher. However, with the transgender activism running rampant (especially in Canada) that 90% chance of growing out will be reduced. By indulging in the child’s fantasy of being the wrong gender, they will grow up thinking that is their actual gender and go through with being transgender with hormone therapy.

As mentioned by others, transgender ideology is child abuse and it’s a mental illness that should be treated, not encouraged. However, transgender activists will continue to try to stop that and continue to fight for transgender rights, however it is the expense of children who have gender dysphoria that have a 40% suicide risk. Kenneth Zucker’s treatment is the most idealistic, ethical and logical method. We need more ethical doctors like Kenneth who is not afraid to stand up for what is right and moral. He does not willingly put children through harm and has a 90% success rate of curing gender dysphoria. Others like Walt Heyer and other ex-transgender people share a similar story that children should not be subjected to being transgender. Sorry transgender activists, but you do not have the right to meddle with children and force parents into accepting that their child is transgender. Transgender activists limit any alternative methods in gender dysphoria treatments and claim that transitioning is the only solution. That is called manipulation. I pray that more doctors such as Kenneth Zucker will continue to properly treat children who have gender dysphoria and we need better methods so that 100% of those that experience gender dysphoria can be treated and will eliminate or reduce discrimination.

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It seems as if this topic does not have an end and already the transgender activism has been misinforming people causing a battle on both sides with no resolving the issue, is it ok for a male to become a woman? The answer, logically would be no and you would go in that particular direction. We have seen how much can happen for those who decide to live in a transgender lifestyle, Coroner: Transgender woman shot multiple times
Transgender Community Faces ‘Attacks on Humanity’ in Six More States and despite them thinking that this would cause Texas’s economy to dwindle, people can only ban so much before it messes with their lifestyle. If you take away too many jobs, especially if you are a business you start losing money. Case in point, say Target closes shop in NC, they would lose all that money that they could have been making had they didn’t close their stores. Musicians that refuse to play in a certain state will lose any money it could have made in that state. While certainly closing stores down or concerts, it would damage the economy in that area for a time being but at the sake of petty talk, this is what is happening when people support transgender ideology.

Already transgender activism has destroyed lives and now is bent on destroying our way of living. And people are giving them the ammo to do further damage. Before Caitlyn Jenner and the bathroom issue, there was no harm done other than destroyed families. Everything was ok for the most part. But now with the transgender limelight which has sparked transgender rights and also now anti-transgender laws it is now damaging the economy. Sure you “could” blame the conservatives for writing such inane laws, but the only ones destroying the economy are those who are ‘boycotting’ said states or cities writing such anti-transgender laws. And in some cases, it’s the entire LGBT community and it’s because there is too much “i’ll sue you for not respecting the LGBT and baking that cake or endorsing same sex laws”. Most gay people i know don’t care about marriage, it’s a pointless way of showing how much you love someone and i tend to agree with that. Marriage is a sacred oath and unless you can’t live without that person in which i never experienced so my views on marriage is, i don’t need to get married.

Recently a transgender is trying to sue a Catholic hospital, Trans Woman Sues To Force Catholic Hospital To Remove Her Healthy Uterus
Despite having a religious belief to not accommodate transgenders, the hospital is not equipped to deal with transgenders. Meaning they do not provide adequate services to effectively work on transgenders. It’s like going to an auto part store and asking for a computer mouse. You go to the correct place and nowadays there is Google. It’s pretty simple to find what you are looking for and it sounds like this transgender purposely went to a Catholic Hospital knowing well enough that they do not provide services for transgenders. But it doesn’t stop the woman from trying. By the way the man is really a woman, so the article’s headline is wrong it’s “transgender man”. The lawsuit won’t stick, and even if it does and the Hospital gets sued, it shows there is either an agenda at work or the lawsuit is staged to scare other hospitals to get ‘educated on transgenders’ so they can provide treatment for them. So keep an eye on this story, because logically and legally it can only go one way, there isn’t a chance that this lawsuit will go through to the courts. IF it does make its way to the courts, something isn’t right… but a slight chance it may happen but it’ll end with the Catholic Hospital wining, if not yes.. something is amiss and that’s not a good sign.

Here’s some more links about the transgender insanity.
The Tyranny Of Transgender Ideology
‘Damaging’ transgender curriculum is about to invade 7-year-olds’ classrooms in the UK
Govt Study Says Male And Female Toilet Signs ‘Discriminate’ Against Transgender People
Transgender woman dies in all-male prison despite new government ‘safeguards’
Young woman, 20, ‘was tortured, bound and stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend and female transgender….
Pediatricians SLAM Nat Geo For Transgender Child Cover – It’s SCATHING…

This one is particularly disturbing,
FOX COMEDY FEATURES 6YO ‘TRANS’ BOY WEARING BONDAGE GAG

Chances are that the transgender community will deny this and maybe they will because if this doesn’t upset people, i don’t think anything will. Most who are already against the transgender movement will most likely be upset over this as it’ll just fuel more to the fire and additional anti-transgender laws will come up. Eventually it will be illegal for children to transition (i had probably mentioned this before) but just wait until this show will have everyone talking about more than The Walking Dead. It’s only going to work one way and it won’t be what the transgender activism thinks.

Oh and if you live in California, you probably had your tax dollars going to this, California murder convict becomes first U.S. inmate to have state-funded sex reassignment surgery

Waste of hard working American money.

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