Global Awareness- A Growing Problem by Scott Hall

In the last few months, our nation and the global citizenry have seen several infractions of human rights, questionable behaviors and serious law and political goof ups; Image Credit:

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Codes of Conduct – A Truth Glasses look into our society

            I am betting that when you hear or think about a code of conduct, you may tend to think about schools, employers, maybe even going out to eat or sitting in a theater, in short, how one should conduct themselves in a given setting or environment.  Perhaps, some of these things come from standard practices we all expect from one another, using manners, morals maybe, but in our recent days here on our planet, codes of conduct, morals or societal behaviors are changing, some say for the worse, others say it provides opportunities to see what people really think, keep in mind those who say that particular item come from social media outlets or online facilities that make masking a true identity easy.  This author has been speaking on some levels with friends and family about the woes facing our society today and yep, the truth glasses have been put on, so let’s take a look into Codes of Conduct.
            Since the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, we shall approach our subject matter with the results of typing into Google, “What is a Code of Conduct?” The query resulted in an immediate eye opener, aside from Wikipedia having an say in the matter as hit number one, the second entry a business dictionary link, that would help me define “What is a code of ethics?”, then of course several entries pertinent to my query, the eye opener is the net result was 33,900,000 results found.  As an research journalist, I fully realize the words code, conduct, and combinations of those are indeed going to be a part of my results, but just for a moment, reflect on the fact that the code of conduct, in whole or in part, is a part of that many options, this clearly states how important this subject matter is to many.  According to business dictionary (, our second listing, a code of ethics is: A written set of guidelines issued by an organization to its workers and management to help them conduct their actions in accordance with its primary values and ethical standards.
            Okay, but what does it imply? The primary values of one organization may or may not be the same as others and aside from the standards set forth by government institutions on race, creed and etc, ethical standards could imply not stealing your co-workers lunch, still a very broad definition, no doubt to allow businesses to hire lawyers to write their by-laws and ethics codes, smart move indeed.  Turning our attention now to our third entry, the free dictionary ( Code of Conduct is defined as: Noun.  A set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group.  Alright, expanding as we did once before, we see that expectations and principles become binding when belonging to a group, so, that means, if we are part of a group chat on an social media outlet, we are expected to keep each other in check by adhering to “Netiquette”, or if we are in a group of thieves, we are expected to honor some sort of unspoken code of ethics. I should note that I did not choose to list Wikipedia in these results; anyone can edit it, untrustworthy at best, moving forward.
            It would be redundant and unpurposeful of this article to define this inquiry and overview it into some business or organization that has caught my attention (cough, Presidential Election), however, it is the purpose of this article to examine the unspoken side of the codes of conduct, the ones in our society.  For example, a news story from Delaware recently revealed the death of a 16 year old student who was assaulted in a bathroom at her high school and died as a result of the events, this was done by several students; several against one, a literal mob killing that took place with teenagers involved and a teenagers death.  The school has a code of conduct for its staff, students, families, persons visiting but did not prevent this travesty, and as stated in our earlier look these principles are binding to ALL involved, that means family, friends, staff, everyone, yet no one was around to uphold those things and she herself did not whip out a copy of the manual and say, “no no, it says right here that’s unethical”.  Pretty serious stuff, we hear about things like this all the time, from police brutality, kids killing kids, mass shootings, execution style killings, who is in charge of the code of conduct here, the answer, society, yep, YOU.
            There has to be something out there for us to reach a better understanding, somewhere surely there is something that states, you the citizen must adhere to this set of ethics or code of conduct in society, other than the laws that are supposed to punish or deter criminals.  My next inquiry into Google, “How should a society conduct itself?” the results, 11 million strong, the fourth entry, from Stanford ( listed, help in the theories of criminal law, that isn’t going to help us, neither will the first entry, Business in society, the third, the theory of natural evolution from Darwin to Hitler, but the second entry, very resounding.  It hails from one John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) and his thoughts on society (liberties) in 1869, just 4 years before his death, Mr. Mill stated this:
            Though society is not founded on a contract, and though no good purpose is answered by inventing a contract in order to deduce social obligations from it, everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit, and the fact of living in society renders it indispensable that each should be bound to observe a certain line of conduct towards the rest. This conduct consists first, in not injuring the interests of one another; or rather certain interests, which, either by express legal provision or by tacit understanding, ought to be considered as rights; and secondly, in each person's bearing his share (to be fixed on some equitable principle) of the labors and sacrifices incurred for defending the society or its members from injury and molestation. These conditions society is justified in enforcing at all costs to those who Endeavour to withhold fulfillment. Nor is this all that society may do. The acts of an individual may be hurtful to others, or wanting in due consideration for their welfare, without going the length of violating any of their constituted rights. The offender may then be justly punished by opinion, though not by law. As soon as any part of a person's conduct affects prejudicially the interests of others, society has jurisdiction over it, and the question whether the general welfare will or will not be promoted by interfering with it, becomes open to discussion. But there is no room for entertaining any such question when a person's conduct affects the interests of no persons besides himself, or needs not affect them unless they like (all the persons concerned being of full age, and the ordinary amount of understanding). In all such cases there should be perfect freedom, legal and social, to do the action and stand the consequences.
            This perfectly states, that we, as a society are as responsible for our own codes of ethical and kind social treatment as well as enforcing those same standards upon others who are not, by voicing an opinion, legally or morally, we are obligated to upholding the standards created by society.  One could easily argue, “that is why we have laws”, I debate that point with this, “bullying laws, gun laws haven’t helped a single victim, especially those whose attackers kill themselves before ‘justice’ can be done”, but you know what would have saved lives in a theater, someone who by chance saw a duffle bag full of weapons or bothered to stop someone dressed in tactical gear going to a movie, or perhaps the better example of stopping things goes back to 9-11 when the “last” plane never made it to its predetermined destination because of one man’s words, “Let’s roll.”  Society has to adhere to some sort of invisible don’t do that code or else more of what we are encountering will happen and we have already seen the bad side, imagine it worse.
            My queries aren’t so fixed as is demonstrated in this article thus far; I did searches for, “Does society have an invisible ethics Code?”, “Unspoken codes of conduct” and too many to list, each referring to business or law or criminal codes, few, pointing to historical or profound events where anyone stood up and spoke out with “This is the way we need to keep our own selves in check, here are some simple guidelines”, instead, Mom, Dad, Grandpa Joe, Family and people who dared to care involve themselves to prevent criminal behavior and instill manners, but lack in the area of showing and adapting to respectfully treating everyone as was explained by Mr. Mills, simply, there isn’t one, but there is you.  You the person reading this piece of literature, the person whose eyes opened up and went, no way, surely there is one somewhere that applies without referencing known laws or ordinances.  Perhaps, or perhaps those conspiracy theorists may be right to some secret ethics police force, that’s some pretty good camouflage they wear. 
            In closing, during all these searches for something that we could wrap our minds around or ease the fog in our truth glasses, what was very clear, nearly every business, every group, every organization, every gathering of people even into gangs all have codes of conduct that reflect the group or organizations thoughts about how anyone within their company, organization or gathering should conduct themselves toward one another, it is even defined as such in general terms in business and English dictionaries.  Whenever there is a travesty, tragedy or something inhumane, these same persons in these reaches react and come together to solve the woes of that particular problem, and it really doesn’t matter where.  If we have no problems enforcing these things when we sit at a desk, wire up a neighborhood for power or drive your package across this great nation, we should also have no problems with doing what was suggested by Mr. Mills, working together, to live freely and be safe by unifying to protect what is our world, truth glasses down.


Tangent Theory of Human Emotions – Part I

            Humans and emotions, one has the other continuously linked all throughout life.  As a baby, we cry as an expression of what we need, sometimes it’s a clean diaper, others, it’s just to be held or cuddled as part of a strong bonding.  Each day as we live, we experience a vast array of them, from joy to being bummed out, for some it’s from being bummed out to very sad, but in each of us, a daily feeling we cannot explain happens, yet we know it when we experience it.  One day, while you are eating breakfast, something happens to “intercept” you, it triggers a response, if it’s a reminder call, we give extra thought to it, if it’s bad news, we sit down and go into all sorts of modes, if it’s good news, we grab someone and give em a high five or elate by a joyous cheer and from those points, goes the majority of our day, even if we are “tough skinned”, it still affects what we do for the rest of the day and can affect us with an instantaneous blow as well as one that stews and builds over time until the event has ran its course, then of course it’s business as usual.  Emotions can be troublesome, we see someone’s outward grief, we feel some sorrow or apathy for them, and they can also be fun to watch, your favorite athlete winning a game that was close, the rush of the excitement, good stuff.  Psychologists across the globe deal with persons everyday with emotional problems, this article hopes to explore and bring a graph representation that I hope will serve as a tool to understanding and healing or maybe even predictability and be used as a base line theory, in any scenario, may it serve to better us all.
            Tangent theory of Human Emotion, was developed by me, the author of this series of articles, Scott Hall, over several years of just interacting with people, watching how they react, seeing what makes them smile, or when they elate a sound that shows they are upset, basically listening to them rant or doing my best to give them sound advice if I am able. I have used social media platforms, blogs, day to day activities and my own family as my data base, gathering notes and noting reactions along the way; I am in no way a doctor of psychology, my background is both collegiate and hands on experience with and in: Engineering, Public Safety and Justice Administration, Business, Safety Standards and EPA as well as several classes similar to “PSYCH 101” in those same fields, my own insights and philosophies applied, once I put this together, I took a step back and went, well, now that is interesting to say the least. In this part of this series, I will start by showing the basics of the theory and in each series, will expand on the base so we can all easily understand how this theory applies to us all and maybe open the eyes of those in the professional fields to food for thought.
            In electronics and computing, the term “BASIC” symbolizes the acronym, “Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code” and this also applies to the human population in general, among the first things we learn to do is walk, talk, eat and interact with our environments, while learning from our parents and environments, right from wrong and in the earliest stages of life we show it with emotions, we could reassign the acronym to mean Babbling, Acquiring, Sleeping, Interacting and Crying as babies.  Parents in this situation would be the Hard Drive where all the data for success happens to be stored and new born babies are the fresh CPU that just got installed in your computer, it’s going to work, it’s just going to need some data to program it correctly.  Science knows about energy all too well, we manipulate it in various ways to gain an outcome conducive to our lives which helps along in our “day to day”; In electronics, the voltage in your home, the wireless signals in your house and even the sounds you hear coming from the ear buds you might wear, all have an associated frequency, that when mathematically calculated (which I will spare you the 10 page explanation) or looked at by a device known as an Oscilloscope, would look much like a sine wave, by the way, the inverse of frequency is time, frequency is usually expressed in Hertz, (See Figure 1) and those who have divulged their mathematical insights into Trigonometry, know that sine has an opposite wave of equal value known as “cosine” and that also by math, we can gain knowledge of “Tangent” which helps us with certain graph plots and such (also shown in Figure 1).  While the Tangent line isn’t exact as to mathematical expression by this display (it’s actually a bit more elongated), the position is critical in application to our theory as it will serve as our incoming interaction data and will serve to show our human capabilities.

            Now that all of this has been said and shown, and before we go any further, it is important to note that a gentleman named Marconi helped to form the communications of the world and that AM radio still exists and if one were to look at that radio signal on the same Oscilloscope (Figure 2), we would see both sine wave and cosine wave filled in with noise and information riding along it’s crests and a “invisible” zero reference line that goes along each side of the carrier wave of information (this is what is transmitted through the air) on the zero line in our first example a bit later on in this article, literally in our theory it is considered a normal day with little or no impacts.  In Tangent theory, we look at our everyday lives (Figure 3) and the Tangent line from Figure 1, to show how disruptions affect our day depending on what crest it “lands” on.  Sounds a bit complex, but this is the human emotion we are talking about and it deserves some deep, critical, complex thought.   Note: Figure 2 shows only the basics in an AM broadcast signal and what it will look close to when displayed on an Oscilloscope, this signal, when it gets to your receiver (stereo or even television) goes through an Antenna, then a “tuner” (cleans up all the noise and unused information), then an amplifier and finally to your speakers / TV for you to enjoy, again, I will spare you the pages and pages of electronic theory that accompany it, but we should now have a pretty good idea of what sine, cosine, tangent and an poorly drawn AM radio broadcast signal look like and that Tangent Theory of Human Emotion will use these graphics to demonstrate how interruptions in our day to day trigger specific responses, this should be only considered a base line theory, of course no two people will be the same, but in this, each person should be able to draw their own and compare notes easily

            In our example (Figure 3) our Tangent line is literally between the two “humps”, in this example, our day has no impact upon it, we got up, we ate breakfast, got ready, had an average day at work or play and then came home did our thing and went back to bed.  This kind of day happens more often than not, we may not notice it much, that’s because the majority of us have things to do, for kids, its play time, for young adults it’s all about socializing and good times, for adults its work and make a life out of one’s living and so on.  Inside the example of Figure 3, we see a line where a day starts out positive, one for negative, an area for day to day activities, an information segment and a disruption line, which I will explain further as these items will help us grasp the scope of how they may fit in our own lives.

            Breaking the information down into simpler terms, let’s look at the grey area (scribble line in the envelope) in Figure 3, everyday activities; A long list of items isn’t necessary to describe this section, in fact, if we give some thought to it, we will find there are more to everyday things than just getting dressed, bathing or prepping oneself for the day ahead, it could include your usually coffee stop along the way to work or even possibly being able to just take a moment to sit on your porch while you look over the horizon at a beautiful sunset, as we can see, the everyday stuff peaks and narrows within the envelope, we can examine this as when we are at our busiest and don’t notice time passing to when we are bored, tired or otherwise slowing down while our day either starts off or ends.  The black and orange lines (that make up the envelope) in our example, are real scenarios where we have those days we wake up and are in a good mood, happy and ready to go or not looking forward to having to go to work or a particular destination cause you don’t want to all the way to being overwhelmed by the thought of it (reference to the peaks of the day).  The red segment (little scribble line on the envelope), is information, such as the first phone call of the day or how do you do, or maybe it could be you finding out the report you sent didn’t get sent cause the server crashed about the time you pushed send, maybe it’s a interaction with someone you know or hearing a good joke or seeing a news story, in any case, it is the things that our senses use, sight, hearing, sound but not touch or taste to a degree.  Finally, the Blue tangent line, good old disruptor, which represents in part, more information from someone or an event or item that changes our day or outlook or mood. For example, your son in law and daughter are getting married, sometimes news like this gets us all excited and giggly making us elate joy or happiness, sometimes, depending on who the person is or how the parents feel, this could become serious or discerning, note the variances here as our tangent line, being elongated somewhat also have a positive side and a negative side, which is crucial in our disruption line’s interaction with the envelope itself, as our series develops along, more examples will be shown as to what happens to the envelope as a result of the disruptor line and later on how the everyday activity and information will play a role in understanding more about human emotions.

            To recap this first part, we know that our body’s have loads of emotional energy as well as the concepts of energy in our worlds.  We have learned about how those same energies may look on a graph or a device and how they come together to help us in our everyday lives as well as the comparisons to emotions using these same graphics.  We have learned about disruptions, information and interaction and basically, we humans carry on daily sometimes without a second thought, sometimes even time is irrelevant.  We know as humans upon this planet, many things happen that can potentially change our lives and sometimes we even question, “Why” or “How could I have handled that better”, I am hoping in this part, a basic understanding of how we may operate has been established and if I can help answer any questions, feel free to email me at the address listed at the top of this article, who knows, maybe your own input into this equation may help change how we deal with emotional responses, see you in part II, Scott.  


Bad Medicine

            This is not an article in relation to Bon Jovi’s song, nor will it be about how bitter tasting or yucky some medicines can be, it will however be an overview of many items that when ingested, will leave us empty and hungry for more answers to the many questions that will arise.  Bad Medicine is about the things we all have to swallow, real life examples of struggles and poor decisions that affect millions of persons and give several opportunities to think, instead the outcomes are stagnant without improvement and should be considered for voting, however because of unrest and injustice, it just won’t die and has become drug resistant, moral resistant, religiously resistant and money saturated.  The article will cover reality in our homeland, some direct opinions and scolding’s and will ring a familiar bell within all of us, that is, we will be reminded that things change by choice not by chants or chance, Truth Glasses optional though recommended for this one.
            In August of 2014, my daughter while attending school started complaining of headaches, strong ones.  The initial regime was to treat it based on symptoms - that is the tough part - the only one present, big pain and because of her youthful age, few options.  We first turned to Tylenol, which her headache laughed about and intensified in number.  While treating with the next step, Advil, we made the first of many doctor’s appointments.  The “Team” of doctors represented by the first subject, diagnosed it as stress and to treat it with 1-2 Advil tablets as needed and to call back if they did not improve.  A couple of weeks later with no improvement, a second appointment made, the next in the team said, stress related, increase meds to 2 every six hours.  Another visit and another and another and yes, another that lead to an increase of tablets to 3-4 per dose to dosing occurring every 4 hours and all the same, stress related headaches, finally a referral to a Neurologist in December. 
            December, the Neurologist admitted my daughter to the hospital, to “break the headaches” and to detoxify her from over prescribed ibuprofen, 3 days later, a prescription for Topimax and a discharge and the headaches, still present.  Two follow up appointments to the Neurologist and 2 increases of the prescribed medicines, both the pediatrician and the neurologist are part of the same university hospital, 1 floor and 1 building apart from each other and along the course of diagnostics, a full sight test ordered, blood workup ordered and other than an increase in meds, no other testing or explanations given and at one point, she was offered birth control pills, because the side effects of the migraine medicine is if she has a child, the child will be born with cleft lip and / or cleft pallet.  She at the time of this whole mess was 13 and over a year later, no solutions and costly to insure, by the way, along with her required wellness visits and orthodontic appointments, she missed a total of 25 days in school, was classified as “truant” even with Doctor’s statements and a Hospital statement.  How costly?  Each repeat visit was charged: Hospital fee, doctor’s fee, and medication costs.  This is what the insurance company paid, each time the visit was repeated in a University hospital, take a moment to examine that logic, they get paid a salary after years of study, which, is funded in part by insurance and the rest, co payments and parking fees. I am certain my child is not alone, thousands of patients, costing millions of dollars for an extended care path because the now health industry is remediated to finding the easiest and most cost effective solution, versus what once was options set before the patient with open discussions of what would be best and following that path, doesn’t sound much different until you look at the money invested, hence, bad healthcare that is littered with not only this example, but thousands of them affecting lives every day coupled with sickest and youngest first, feels a bit colonial and expensive.
            Recently, millions of lives were turned upside down, by a group known as the Impact team, who hacked and released the information of those millions of people, enrolled in a website known as Ashley Madison, and within a day the world knew who they were, what emails they used, who paid for it, who is famous and enrolled in its grasp, and yes, many “public” apologies were made, especially those persons most embarrassed by it.  The site’s slogan, “Life’s short, have an affair” and while the exact numbers will be hard to pin point, some 80% of the subscribers were men and among those were men who live in regions in this world that could be put to death because of it.  Shall we think on this just for a moment, men committing an act so heinous in the eyes of their country, beliefs and laws that death is the end result, time to start thanking the Lord above that you live in America or some other country that doesn’t condone that, even still, the desire or allure of this magic was strong enough to make persons compromise morals, those same morals that saturate our news every day, those same morals many are now saying have gotten so far out of hand, it may never recover. 
            It mostly goes unspoken because of the taboo factor, but the bare fact is that humans desire what they don’t have, especially if the grass looks greener on the other side or they may gain some self satisfaction from it.  Sadly, women are the focus of said attention and men are the apes that will say they can hang the moon if it means getting to the desired goal, sometimes it includes a little pooh slinging.  Fingers pointed with the apologies out of the way and the Ashley Madison fiasco gets replaced with Kim Davis, a KY clerk who refuses to issue marriage licensing to the LGBT community and why, she says it is an infraction upon her own religious views that do not allow for marriage to be between anyone other than a man or a woman.  Here’s the problem: The Supreme Court of the US declared that the issuance of said licenses is acceptable because it does not violate Constitutional Law, this is critical, because many interpret that ruling to mean that it is a law that must be followed, when in fact, it is not a law, but a ruling on the Constitutionality of this issue, they voted and so it became, that is what they do.
            The backlash from this fiasco, other than saturating our minds daily, is that this county clerk was warned by a judge to do her job as elected and assigned to uphold the Constitution of this country, which she refuses, based on her religious views and was held in contempt of court for it.  That is not all, the backlash went even further when other persons cited that you cannot arrest and detain someone for just their religious beliefs, Mike Huckabee coming to visit her and the two of them raising their hands as though they just won the WWE King of the Ring contest and mix in some “oath keepers” who threaten intervention and we got us a good old fashioned mudslinging religious themed politically incorrect battleground for who is more right, her or the Supreme Court.  Pause, re-read why she was incarcerated, then rejoin here.  This might be or could be Historic, if religion wins over constitutionality, if it does, Roe vs. Wade is in deep jeopardy and so are any death penalty rulings when the inmate confesses to Christ being his savior, so much to think upon and thirst for, our Truth Glasses may need some cleaning if we continue to see the muck being spread, Bad Marriages, Bad Relationships indeed.
            Every day I pass by an officer of the law, I wonder how much inward stress are they hiding, how much discomfort outside of the central offices do they feel when they patrol the streets of the USA and abroad.  Only because of my own educational background and curiosity do I know what barrage of testing it takes to become an officer, let alone the history of why now they must resort to shooting as a line of self defense because they fear for their own safety or the safety of those persons around them, that being an eminent danger, history will show that their baton (bludgeon) was also the heart of said controversy and only the curious or criminologist knows it.  Yes, it sucks to get a speeding ticket or having them disrupt our day for a few moments, but you know what is worse, hitting someone head on at a high rate of speed on a highway and killing two kids, two adults and landing the rest in critical condition fighting for their lives.  Then comes the silence, the pain of loss, much like the same pain of loss of the officers who were maliciously hunted in Texas and every other state in our country simply because they represent our only line of sanity from chaos, the law.  This country, since before Abraham Lincoln has fought for the rights of those persons of minority race, including statements that all men are created equal and not even women, unless they are in that minority, can say that the struggles to be free and equal are near what they have endured just to get to the point where we are now.  Where we are now is stuck in a battle for whose lives matter most, in direct terms, “Black Lives Matter” “Police Lives Matter” “All Lives Matter”. 
            Where have we gone to have come so far, to have fallen so far behind that now, as well as youth, officers and families are losing their lives because they choose to defend your right to a safe environment and then along comes our spectacular media, to “shed new light” on the controversy, where no one wins and the uproar of violence ensues, riots that cost innocent by standers millions in damage, jails to overflow with those whom are caught looting or attacking officers, guns being a focus of attention with bans needed and stricter laws while we forget the mental health of a community who also is just as violent, but ignored, disturbed and agitated enough to enter a movie theater and kill anyone they see or are near, causing patrons to now be searched upon entry, much like our schools now have officers or armed persons and a lock down sequence in case of threat, our society is building an interior prison system that will soon include walls around the continent we live on, I ask, is this what we want, is this the American Dream?  History has taught us nothing other than to respond to injustice with violence in numbers, instead of protesting and fighting to change the laws, change the training, change the influence of it all, yet we claim to say the black man is free because of the civil war, when we banned a battle flag over a hundred years later after its unfurling, and dare to call it a racist symbol.  The Duke boys bow their heads while William Cosby sits free to roam after giving a deposition of drugs and sexual sodomies close to rape, we are in an uproar all over, we want justice but we want Donald Trump for President and screw Hillary Clinton and her email scam, right? Do you not see the distractions? Bad, bad prosecutions, because the public crucified them long before the justice system either upheld or acquitted them, yet no one is satisfied, no one is talking of what to do to move forward, we would rather point fingers, shame them, crucify them as lesser than anyone else, the public court, worst at what they do unless it’s obvious, right O.J.?
            Who among us can say it is easy to feed nearly seven billion people, though the numbers vary daily depending upon disaster or region of doom.  Monsanto scientists worked to make a product that is more resilient to the common items that can kill yields, it includes pesticides for certain insects, disease resistance, drought resistance and a host of other unknowns.  Along with those same set of thoughts, we have growth hormones to speed up size and availability of portions so that we can continue to enjoy our fried chicken, steaks and breakfasts.  We freak out when products are recalled, but pay no attention to the rise in Autism that is linked to some of the foods we eat that in particular are “modified”.  Fundamentally, there is so much we need to rethink, what are we doing to ourselves when we are willing to risk our health just to eat, and this doesn’t include the things we don’t think about, such as soy, which is found in soy milk, or the millions of uses for corn in medicine, medicine that comes with side effects, for example: Will cure your headache, but you will likely pee bright orange or have constipation, possibly even a bleeding ulcer, but hey, your head won’t hurt any longer. This line of thinking has spilled over into our dietary areas as well.
            Cut out the sugars, but here, have a max dose of vitamin B something while we kick in some concentrated caffeine and other ingredients to kick start your day.  When you go to the doctor for blood pressure problems and they look at you and say, let’s try the Dash diet and cut out caffeine, salts, fats and eat more fish, you can look forward to the DT’s as well from the withdrawal of your addiction that eventually caused your artery and vein walls to become like a lead pipe, while a handful of your friends get hospitalized for heart palpitations that are out of control, hard facts to face but they are real.  My own father was told to eat more Beta Carotene and to take a multivitamin with a Beta booster, the end result he earned Cancer, cancer we later discovered that could have been caused by ingesting too much Beta Carotene, too much causes it, he died at 67 years old.    
            Now the move is on for organic foods and homeopathic medicine paths, interesting to me, when medicine was first practiced, herbs and potions including marijuana were the go to items and including opiates for certain pains, as well as the old standby, amputation, and then along comes science and chemistry and bang, an industry who fights over who can make a Viagra better, the best part, we get to see the advertisements on television while we argue about keeping our public health, private, sharing jokes of the potential side effects with your co-workers around the water cooler at work.  So you fish more, you eat less salts, you eat less fats and find out that diet is affecting you, you over did it, much like our example in the opening section of Bad Healthcare, except this time, you caused it, not a doctor, not a medical industry, you.  In essence, we want the benefits without the work, we want the good without the bad and want someone else to hand it to us, guarantee us that it won’t kill us so we can continue to live rich full lives, this isn’t the American way of life is it, of course not, it’s just Bad Medicine.
            Finally, in this article, we will touch on a very sensitive subject, Planned Parenthood.  This organization has been accused of being an abortion factory, due to some “undercover” video that was taken.  The subject has sparked numerous debates throughout the globe with both sides shouting their views and of course, the media there to keep the spin going as long as they can, and viola, millions of persons faced with a terrible decision are now the spectacle of everyone’s eyes.  The bible thumpers step up and shout ungodly items, the Christian followers shout faith and tolerance while being persecuted for their views, the vigilante’s who long to see the “murders” brought to justice still throwing their spears of hate and fear mongering, the peaceful who pray for the lost lives daily, silently weeping for all.  My own eyes reading about this organization with Truth Glasses in hand, ready to pounce on the unholy entity, discovers that not only are the women in question 25 and older who have these done, the pap smears, disease prevention, early pregnancy programs and sexual education processes are top in the nation and serve a much higher purpose other than to cause human life to be lost.  We judge this because the unspoken voice never got their say, no one takes into consideration how the host feels because she doesn’t feel the way the majority does, she is a whore or some degenerate who doesn’t deserve bread, when in fact she too is human and just like all of us when we feel we have little choice, the extreme condition persists and becomes the only option. 
            We speak of our right to privacy, yet no one questions when a camera goes into a clinic and films, we speak of our right to be heard, but would rather be violent than diligent, we want peace but don’t want gun control, we don’t want war but are willing to give a green light to nuclear use, we hate hunger but we make fun of anyone on food stamps not to mention the jokes of welfare which doesn’t’ apply to struggling families everywhere AND veterans who put their lives on the line for this great nation, we want a strong leader but are willing to put the spotlighted choice on the lesser of all the bad choices we are given and that doesn’t include succubus’s like Donald Trump, who boast about deporting dirty Mexicans or marrying their daughter if he wasn’t her father, brags on eminent wealth yet is massively in debt and has filed bankruptcy multiple times and has no problem insulting anyone he dislikes and is leading in the polls for the GOP.  The GOP, the same party who for the last 12 years has done everything they can to shut down the government because of a black President who declared healthcare to be mandatory for everyone and the Supreme Court upheld as constitutional.  Shame on us all, we should all be so lucky to have a place to call our home, one where we can shout, protest, kill, burn, and riot, sensationalize on national television and still go home at the end of the day to bitch about it all.  Seriously, Bad Medicine for our troubled world.


Racism, Justice and Unrest in the USA - Respecting Ourselves Part III

Article by: Scott Hall (
            In previous parts I and II, our truth glasses revealed that in some part, the media is responsible for baiting our intellect with key words that tune us in, give us something to talk about and for some, express what they hadn’t been able to once before, except there was major looting and violence to accompany it.  We learned what it means to be racist in view and the differences in racism and being a racist, using vast resources we have uncovered a trend, this trend is now the focus within our United States and in the time it took me to finalize this three part series, more things have came to the forefront and not even being stopped by what is supposed to be the celebration of peaceful times, good tidings and many gifts to exchange from all that mad mall dashing.  Unrest is abundant, many important items in our truth glass range, which is in part the reason I delayed release of this article until after Christmas, let’s face it, we really need a rest from all this unrest.  We have seen that the justice system, once applied in generic form can apply to almost anyone and that we ourselves are the masters of decision when it comes to the process of justice, judgment and true influence within our Government’s system.  With our material desires now satisfied this day thanks in part to Saint Nicholas, let us truly sink our teeth into this tornado of turmoil.
            According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, unrest can be defined as either: 1) A situation in which many of the people in a country are angry and hold protests or act violently, or 2) A disturbed or uneasy state, reference to Turmoil.  Looking at the previous articles, applying them accordingly, we see that both definitions are met.  Many of the people within this country held and / or are holding protests and this includes acting violently, burning property, attacking neighborhoods and most recently, ambush killing two New York police officers just because they had on the uniform. A uniform that represents to many, safety - and every day the fine men and women who put on that uniform have to face the reality that there are some out there who wish to do them harm, thereby, this puts those persons lives on the line each time they go to work, protecting us as best they can against millions of people and helping us to have some direction and civility.  How many horrible accidents have you seen where the police didn’t set up some parameter to keep motorists flowing around the injured, or pushing the public back to safe distances when hostages are taken (prayers for you Australia).  The same can be said about the young lives lost, “I can’t breathe” chants and laying down protesting (a bit crazy, yet effective in message).  The intensity of grief, compounded by the loss of one’s family member, brother, son, daughter or child brought on at the hands of those sworn to uphold the law, which includes “blind justice” or those who wish to kill them, remember they too are someone’s son, brother or daughter.  It must seem ironic or out of sorts, doesn’t fit what the people want or what they know to be true.  Television, Newspapers, Social Media outlets one and all, then becomes the lightning rod, people acting at their worst, the pictures of news and parodies meant to antagonize, and then, compromise, healthy debates all this while the hurt still lingers on both sides, taking a life or losing a life, both have permanent effects. 
            We as a nation of citizens from all backgrounds and professionalisms, must remember that unrest and counter action have been a staple in this countries growth and that each time these things come to the forefront rather than be swept away in the lime light, the compromise part is rarely remembered, while the violent outbreaks and protesting with prosecution of individuals is remembered.  For example, Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, the Doctors Mob Riot in 1788, the Cincinnati Riots of 1829, the anti immigration Philadelphia Nativists Riots of 1844, Ludlow Massacre in 1914, Tulsa Race Riot in 1921 as well as Ax Handle Saturday in Florida around 1960 are all classic examples of the results of unrest and rioting as well as the history our country has shown in each case.  In fact, the list is so long, that many of the readers of this article will only clearly remember as far back as the Rodney King beatings while a shrinking population will also easily remember Dr. King and even the President, JFK.  In each decade of growth as a nation with brighter ideas and bigger hopes for our future, it seems the unrest is growing or is it truly, with the tons of examples, this author sees this as what is needed in order for greater things to come and for peace to be born from it, a controlling of our Media’s tongues and rhetoric, that is to say if we want better outcomes, give us better examples to follow such as reporting the truth about the situation and not over analyzing things with too many persons, but first, before that can happen, we must stop taking advantage of the innocent, becoming the very same thieves and ‘crooks’ we claim our oppressors to be; We MUST stop the violent outbreaks and the labeling of citizens based on their ethnicity or what we perceive about them, we must stop the threats and counter threats of “oh yeah” style rhetoric, we are not a barbaric society, we are all human.  We know clearly who our enemies are and they are not our neighbors or the store owner who had to board up windows which didn’t stop the looting, our enemies are ourselves, we are so busy agreeing with what the majority labels and feed off of the hype and flash of ‘who’s who’ and ‘this is happening here and it’s so important so pay attention and get mad’; look around your own circle of friends, what are people talking about, which platform does it come from, who do you believe?
            Believing in what we are fed, is part of how we acquire knowledge, we trust those outlets to provide us the facts based on what is known, without circumvention into an oblique and non important focus, such as the example we saw in the witnesses at the Grand Jury hearing for Mr. Brown’s case.  Some of those witnesses provided information that was totally false, which inflamed the public’s view of all the tragedy going on, people were made instantly famous in the flash of a camera’s eye and the fight for popularity versus clarity came out, including the good reverend Al Sharpton, who in this authors opinion, has his priorities a bit wrong, Mr. Sharpton, you cannot just show up when the cameras are around and then look as though you are doing all you can to help, there are many who need it without those cameras and without regard to color, stop applauding old world thinking of black versus white with standing up for your ‘brother’ or the oppressing is still going on, we know it is, stop yelling, help us all by teaching us how to fix the things that are wrong, make them apply equally, not one sided or how about more standing up for all mankind, the same could be said of all of us, this means seeing beyond labels, viewing our fellow man based on their actions, character or circumstances and realizing they are human.
            I am certain that even the group, Anonymous, would agree that justice is often times overlooked because of missed obvious details and that public opinion does way heavy on the minds of persons, I do applaud them for their recent trend of events with the exception of this small bit of a request, please stop going after celebrities with sex tapes, I and other know that sex sells and nothing sells like juicy secrets or a bit of smack em with some humility, just saying we got enough of that with Kim’s Ass plastered everywhere, you seen one, you seen em all, but please do keep up the fight to protect our 2nd Amendment rights to view cinema items without worry of what some other world leader has to say or attempts to do (allegedly), your collective mind is sharp and full of the same citizens ears that we here at Criminology and Justice Digital Media US Inc also enjoy, we both know what is wanted by the people, the plain and simple truth about things, my hat’s off to you, well done on a few levels.  I am sure many of you came here to read example after example of the unrest within our world and what our truth glasses would reveal about it all, here is your answer.

            What we have learned through this series and reflection upon the dominating stories that flood our headlines, is that we are victims of our own society, freely being baited by the free press who is focused on profits at most any cost not just including the race labels they use freely, by employing persons to get on camera and say what the public desires to hear, meaning, dirty laundry to gossip over, to let ruin great friendships and to let influence our very cores of decision making all while making fun in secret of the paparazzi. We all just knew OJ was guilty, we all saw it, right?  Your truth glasses should have taught you that we are all a small part of a great big planet, each with our own outlooks, ideas and thirst for what is right versus what is popular, your own research should show that police officers go through vigorous training and screening processes and are taught to trust almost no one, the world is a hard place, criminals make it that way. We should have learned that sadly, without labels, we have no one to point a finger at, or point out that circumstances are a specific way or twisted a specific outcome, remember our general example in part II, I ask again, who did you see?  One side must win, the other lose and within a strained criminal justice system, many things can go misunderstood, especially if flaunted around loosely, remember our defined example of homicide, it’s not just a term for a murder or killing.  The unrest in our society will only be contained when “We the People” decide to set aside our violent acts, come to the table to compromise a new direction and show up when votes mean voices. I love the United States of America, for all it is, was and will become, a great nation with a people whose will to live freely supersedes the will to commit violent acts of crime or other vicious outcries without at first voicing their opinions in venue’s long since established since its founding.


Racism, Justice and Unrest in the USA - Respecting Ourselves – Part II

            In our first article regarding racism, we took a look at media outlets from known and credible sources and with two simple keywords was given access to seven million web pages that contained articles written where situations of color were dominant, featuring a few examples and thoughts on each one about the recent citing of racism in law enforcement as well as other situations, in short showing the inciting rhetoric of divide.  In the specifics, we know that when someone dies from a police officer’s gun and there is some question of power versus color, it comes down to two words when debated, Black and White with the background clutter being facts versus fiction and stories that hit the grape vine and made it all the way out with new and more believable situations.  When our thoughts are influenced by mass media and not with a truth glasses approach (wink) we can hear the echoes of violence all across the country, from New York to Los Angeles and including the town I was born in, protests erupted and yes, violence in some parts that again show barbaric attitudes toward innocent persons and properties.  Whether or not we are being baited by the media and other outlets is also debatable, however, when it comes to the court system and law enforcement in judicial form, procedure and processes can only be confused when we don’t weigh what is happening “behind closed doors” and in this article, we will look into our criminal justice system, which includes a link at the bottom of this article that will take you to a PDF of the handbook for federal grand juries.

            In order to understand the path any person who is accused or charged with a crime must endure, we will briefly look at what happens upon arrest and follow our “perp” through their path.  Scenario:  Our perp is desperate, the holiday’s grip has taken hold and presents are needed for four persons, out of work and little money for gifts let alone food or rent, the perp decides to rob a local gas station.  Although nervous about the situation, manages to gain a nice haul of 125 dollars takes off running down the street, passing a few people.  Our perp has a dark scarf that was used to shield the face to just below the eyes that as they run, slowly drops below the mouth.  Out of breath and about 5 blocks away, decides to rest near a tree where a passerby gets a clear look at the clothing and face of the out of breath thief.  The police arrive on the scene and the shaken store clerk gives a statement about what happened, what the person was wearing, approximate height and as much information as the store clerk could remember about the entire situation, several others come forward about the fleeing suspect each giving information.  The next day the person in the park hears a description of the suspect on the news, some of the information makes sense, some doesn’t due to the details of the face and eyes of the person, however decides to call in the tip anyway.  Video cameras from traffic systems help to identify the person from their direction of travel, an arrest warrant is issued, and the police pick them up.

            From what you just read, can anyone answer the following questions, What race was the perp, what gender was the perp, what gender was the store clerk, what gender was the person in the park and what color was the scarf that our perp was wearing and why would the person who got a clear look wonder if the description was an accurate one and why do these things matter?  I am certain many of you filled in the images easily with what your perception of each may be, our mind’s eye has many abilities and drawing pictures or images to fill in the gaps of our understanding is part of it, in other words, it’s okay, learning is cool stuff.  Now, not that any of it matters, here is what is in store for our perpetrator as they journey through the justice system and in part you are going to participate as mock jurors since I have given you the circumstances regarding this journey, I will try to be as un-objective as possible in writing this from a unknown parameter point of view (i.e., gender, color, race, etc.). 

            When a person is placed under arrest, many of us can associate with being read their Miranda rights.  These rights or warnings ( are part of the Fifth Amendment and are crucial in the first steps of prosecution of the crime being charged, the arresting officers are required to warn the suspect that: they have the right to remain silent, they have the right to an attorney present during questioning and they have the right to have that attorney appointed even if they cannot afford one, not a bad set up for our suspect.  This stems from a historic court case known as Miranda vs. Arizona (Miranda vs. Arizona 384 US 436 (1966)), where the right to protect ourselves from self incrimination is guaranteed, no police force, detective or interrogator can question the circumstances of a crime and present it as credible evidence unless they have read us our rights, nor will any evidence be made admissible, regardless of what it is, unless those warnings are in place (for visualization of this, I recommend watching Gideon’s Trumpet, excellent movie).  Presuming our suspect has been read their rights on scene, the next step is the booking process where fingerprinting and a short list of vitals are taken, including a picture of the suspect, preparing paperwork explaining those charges and if necessary a reiteration of the Miranda warning before being assigned a cell; thus is given to a prosecutor (usually the district attorney’s office) to present to a pre-hearing judge, where the suspect can enter a plea, or answer to the charges, being guilty or not guilty and bail or bond will most likely be established.

            The suspect enters a “not guilty” plea to the pre-hearing judge, is assigned a public defender as the attorney to help out and decides to wait it out seeing what kind of deals can be made or if the charges will even stick at all, this determination will come from a Grand Jury, the first of many steps that are already taking place in our suspects life, all of which happen while the suspect is locked up in jail waiting.  The Grand Jury has a very important job, they have to decide if there is enough evidence to indict the suspect based on the evidence presented, this jury is going to help uphold the Federal Rules and Regulations regarding Criminal Procedure, wherein all courts uphold this rule of law.  The Sixth Amendment ( guarantees that whenever a jury is called, they must be of impartial stance, disregarding all outside influences not associated with the facts being presented to them and no challenge to any jury member can be because of their gender or race (Baston vs. Kentucky 476 US 79 (1986)), this is part of due process, or receiving a fair trial.  Back to the Grand Jury, during this procedure, the jury acts as an investigative body literally as they are in charge of reviewing all the details of the case and may ask the prosecutor for subpoena’s or documents to further compel them to indict the accused, they are free from the influence of judge or particular prosecutor and may range from 16 to 23 in total with alternates and can serve for up to one year.  In the recent uprising of Mr. Brown and Mr. Garvin, each of these grand juries had remained sequestered for several months before revealing their decision, each listened to the prosecutors in each case, was presented evidence in support of the indictment process of the accused and both acquitted with no charges against each of the officers, the crowds went nuts, burning, looting, breaking, shouting and challenging an already stressed police force, with debate and resolve unfounded prior, or was it, few will remember the violence that erupted after the Rodney King beating and almost no one will remember details of the case unless they were there or read it themselves without having the media be the presenter.  In our case scenario, the suspect is handed back an indictment to go ahead and formally charge them with the crime and to start the trial process.

            Next up, comes the other jury of our suspects peers, the ones who get to listen to not just the prosecutor, but also the cross examinations of the defense attorney, who during the trial points out the inconsistencies of clothing, descriptions, eye color and even the amount of time between the eye witness from the park’s call to the police and what that can do to memory and details in a busy world.  In some of the eye witness’s statements there are a few falsehoods that are proven by supporting evidence from the defense but  the circumstances and places of the suspects locations and why don’t add up to a complete night as described nor explain the added items and cash on hand upon arrest.  These are the things that prosecutors and defenses do, not just in criminal court but in civil court as well, one side must present the more convincing case and a jury of peers decides who is telling the truth.  Although the trial jury is a bit smaller containing only about 9-12 persons, they are also bound by the same standards as a Grand Jury, where there can be no bias at all and each objective promise to be fair.  Now that we have an idea of what a jury does and why they are important, we also need to know how they are given jury duty in the first place, Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary, defines Jury Duty as a list of people summoned to jury duty, from which particular jurors may be chosen.  That selection is from a pool of persons ( who are registered voters or combined lists of registered voters with drivers licenses, in most cases some will not serve any jury duty at all while summoned, but must call in or check with the provided information to determine if eligible, usually a day in advance.  Consider this, if the majority of driver’s license holders do not register to vote and they live in a district where this combo is necessary in order to serve on a jury, then those who do qualify will be the voice for those who don’t because of this one little detail which may present a majority of persons being of one particular gender or race within that judicial district, thus proving that voting power is also acclimated by jury decisions where the public can have influence, real influence on real court cases and who helps to make and govern those laws, a hidden rights benefit.

            Our suspect has now gone through trial, evidence both for and against them has been presented by qualified attorneys and the decision is in your hands, what you know: A crime was committed, a robbery that intimidated and scared the store clerk allowing 125 dollars to be stolen, several descriptions of the suspect, each somewhat similar but key details that were argued do bring some doubt about whether or not this particular person was the person of interest, cash found on the suspect as well as enough items to add up to the amount of expected money with a 5 dollar error of margin, an alibi of events that makes sense but doesn’t add up to the time stamps on the camera’s point of view and no one can decide whether the suspect had a mask on or if they had time to take out or put in contacts that could have changed the tint of color, also debated by defense.  So, in relation to our first article and how the media bias’s writing styles look very discerning, in this scenario, gender, race were deliberately obscured and what did your own mind see, probably persons of sinister stature, frightened faces, a generic jury with you sitting in the midst of them all, but can you tell me what color or gender do you see, why does that make it easier to visualize and how sure are you.  In our series of looks, in Part III, we will examine some points of unrest in our USA, what happened as a result and hope to open our eyes even further that we are UNITED STATES Citizens, one nation, one people who should never seek out our vengeance upon the innocent, but more importantly, be more involved in the decisions necessary to insure we have a more perfect union, a union that will include more peace than unrest and more voices where once there weren’t any.


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