Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Wisdom to Do No Harm – Article 2: The Living Being

The Wisdom to Do No Harm - Article 1: The Doctor was published on American Thinker earlier this month. Below is the second article in the series.  With recent announcements of a health care bill rollout and upcoming vote in the House, I have decided to publish this second article here on Kish Collections.

The Wisdom to Do No Harm – Article 2: The Living Being

Let’s step back for a moment and take a look at the current U.S. health care system from the footing of common ground.  I think that everyone, short of Einstein, would agree that the health care system is highly complicated.  We could also all agree, that like the human body, very few people completely understand all aspects of its function.  In fact, there may be some areas of the health care system, similar to the human brain and the disease of cancer, for which no one on this Earth may ever fully understand or adequately remedy.  This is a sad situation- but such is life.

In the current system, there are at least 700 thousand doctors serving a population of at least 265 million people. Each member of the system is currently dealing, as only they can, with the burden and responsibilities of each unique health care problem, crisis and decision.  When you look at it this way, from the bottom-up, this body becomes much more than a mindless populous under the rule of an all-knowing and all-encompassing government.  The health care system itself can be viewed as a living and breathing organism.  A body of millions of educated and informed individuals- each vested, committed and dedicated to victory over each of their individual health care problems.  It is arrogant foolishness to think a handful of pedant politicians can set up a better system from inside the stone walls of the capital building.

Yet, citizens continue to watch as elected leaders attempt to sell a false premise- “If the government does nothing, then the health care system (the patient) will surely fail (die)”. 

In contrast, consider for a moment a true premise- Federal entitlement programs, which were greatly expanded in the years of prosperity following World War II, are currently running out of money.  For more on the subject- look here, here, here, here and here.  At its root, the health care crisis is an economic problem. 

The politicians pushing national health care reform simply want more money from more people in order to create new, larger and more complicated governmental systems.  The well-meaning hope is that larger systems can financially prop up and bail-out the existing governmental systems, which are already insolvent.  Yet the underlying hope simply appears to be more governmental control over the U.S. economy.  This hope, for many of our leaders, is driven by a firm belief in command and control government. A system in which elected leaders are the brains and citizens are the brawn.  Good citizens, under control, mindlessly carrying out the seemingly benevolent wishes of the dear leaders- always supporting and always re-electing. Yet, socialist conspiracies set aside, health care reform is just another government bailout.

Although in this case, it’s government bailing out government. At its core, health care reform is a massive tax increase.  The task is to continue feeding the morbidly obese Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security entitlement systems.  Politicians know this truth is a hard sell.  It is much easier to present a false premise.

Has anyone ever heard the story of the family doctor?  The one where the doctor explains to the patient, “I have the easiest job in the world.” The patient asks, “Why would you say such a thing?” The doctor replies, “Because ninety percent of my patients will get well all on their own.”
Reasonable people should consider this lesson and begin to apply it to the health care system as a whole.  Earlier I defined the health care system as a living organism consisting of millions of intelligent individuals each vested and committed to success.  Let me reiterate- this system is not a machine.  It is a living being.  And because this is true, as with all living beings, it has the wonderful capability of healing itself naturally.  Let me ask you:  What specialists have diagnosed the entire health care system as a terminally ill patient?  What are their medical credentials?  What tests were run to arrive at such a conclusion?  How certain are you (as the patient, the consumer, the financier, the taxpayer) that our elected leaders are competent and trustworthy in the task of reform?

At this point, we can’t even get the health care reform “sales force” to explain in detail what the proposed treatment entails.  The way I understand it, right now there are four or more different large-scale health care reform bills floating around the halls of the legislature.

Recently, I watched a Senate committee markup of the Baucus Health Care Bill on C-SPAN.  During the session, one of the Senators read a newspaper headline and presented it as the fact-basis of his position.  Observing this, I thought- don’t our leaders have access to better information than the newspaper they read over brunch? Additionally- if this bill is passed, who will appear at the top of the org chart of the newly formed governmental enterprise- the editor of the New York Times?

The people in command, the people making our decisions- our legislators, have stated publicly that they do not understand what they are writing or reading. If this weren’t such a serious situation it could serve as a comedy. From the outside looking in, our leaders appear to be better suited to address the topic of steroids in baseball.  How can anyone reasonably expect these same people to devise and administer a treatment (a reform plan) that will work?

It is more likely with this bunch, that the health care treatment itself will cause death.  In a hospital, would you allow you’re doctor to administer a dangerous and painful treatment without first fully explaining the procedure, including all the known benefits and risks?  The clear answer is NO.  Why then do so many people continue to accept this kind of treatment from their elected officials?

We need a different approach.  Instead of a sales pitch, we need to attack our problems as a doctor would- by diagnosing and treating each ailment separately. Einstein said- “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Many of the health care efficiency answers already exist in the nature of the living being.  In the future, I will list and explain these underlying solutions in greater detail.

But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves- before our politicians can even begin to attempt a successful overhaul of the health care system, they must first fix their own problems.  It is foolish to expect a politician to think or act as a doctor.  With respect to health care reform, clearly the doctors have the wisdom, the patients have the motivation and the politicians are in the way.  Unless the voters are able to replace all politicians with medical doctors, government should not make our health care decisions.  Allow me to state these again clearly- Politicians should not be allowed to structure our health care systems.  The task is beyond their scope of work and clearly exceeds their skills.  We, the people, need to find the wisdom, the courage and the method to speak the words- “first do no harm”. 

J. N. Kish – Industrial Engineer, Part-Time Author, Full-Time Thinker.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why I listen to Michael Savage- every day.

Attached below is a copy of Michael Savage's broadcast from 10/27/09.  I encourage anyone and everyone to listen.  In this episode, Michael takes a stand for Faith and launches an attack on Larry David for the content of his HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm".  Michael does this while taking a deep dive into the meaning of "culture" as it applies to his slogan: Borders, Language and Culture.  Warning- this show is highly addictive.  Do not listen if you not prepared to deal with the consequences.

If you have trouble playing the clip in this window, here's a direct link to the mp3 file.

If you want to learn more about Michael Savage look- HERE, HERE and HERE.

Update:  Michael is now calling on all people of Faith to cancel their HBO subscriptions in protest of the recent episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry David urinates on a painting of Jesus.  I don't have an HBO subscription, but if I did, I would cancel it today. Here is a copy of Michael Savage's broadcast from 10/28/09 where he calls for all people of Faith to organize against the evil "sewer pipe" that flows out of Hollywood.

If you have trouble playing the clip in this window, here's a direct link to the mp3 file.

Related links:
HUFFPO: Catholic League Angered By Larry David Peeing On Jesus
FOX NEWS: Larry David Blasted for 'Curb' Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting
ACESHOWBIZ: HBO Defends Larry David 'Pissing on Jesus'
BIGHOLLYWOOD: Larry David’s God-Given American Right to Be a Jerk

Godly Rules for Daily Living

1. Wake Up!! Decide to have a good day.
“Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”- Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up!! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart.”- 1 Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
“He who guards his lips guards his soul.”- Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!! For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
“Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good.”- Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up!! To the Lord.
“I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up!! For something higher.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”- Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up!! Your Prayers.
“Do not worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”- Philippians 4:6

Sunday, October 25, 2009

AllGov News- China at War with U.S….Cyber War

Is anyone Surprised?  Read the article HERE.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Global War on Free Speech- Newspeak

Yesterday, American Thinker ran an article entitled Welcome to the World of Newspeak by Janet Levy.  The article identifies five separate Orwellian legislative titles currently circulating in the halls of the U.S. legislature.  It’s nice work and worth the read.

However, this isn’t the first time that I have heard someone relate “newspeak” to the current administration. Michael Savage has discussed the Orwell/Obama newspeak analogy at length on his daily radio show.  And what did it get him?  Banned in Britain. 

There is no doubt that the Left is and will try anything to silence their critics. Just a few days ago, I was made aware of how Harry Reid is planning to launch a huge media attack campaign in order to “vaporize” his competition in the next election.  The left will stop at nothing until they have achieved a planned economy.  Look closely at everything the left is doing.  Most of their policies point squarely at Socialism and Communism.  These policies that cannot  stand on their own against the scrutiny of facts and logic. In order for the planned economy agenda to advance, the competition must be removed.  It must be vaporized.

Make no mistake- A global war on free speech has been launched by the left.

But here’s the bigger problem.  Michael Savage is banned in Britain for his speech and Rush, Hannity, Beck, Levin, Fox News and others refuse to cover the story or come to the aid of Michael Savage.  This is obviously a calculated position on their part- clearly the wrong calculation.  As a result, these media outlets have lost credibility and in my opinion, have lost the first major battle in the global war on free speech. 

A war has been launched and the opposition is confused and scattered.  The media reaction to the Savage Ban is proof.  Only a handfull of news outlets has covered the story and challenged the ban:  Breitbart, WND and the BBC.  Fox News did a short piece on the ban early-on, but has since dropped the story. 

Until there is a unified front, in full support of free speech, the only defense is the shield of the first amendment.  A strong shield indeed,… in our country.  However, this is now a GLOBAL war on free speech. Michael Savage explains this on his show and in his new book “Banned in Britain".  The book outlines the details of his ban and the true nature of the global war on free speech. 

It will be a great day when the talk show host with the third largest audience in the U.S. is removed from Britian’s banned list of murderers and terrorists.  However, I doubt that all the major news outlets will ever carry this story as they should have from the beginning. 

We need to pray that the defenders of freedom can unify and prevail over the forces of socialism, communism and the planned economy.  Free speech is the first front in this new war.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

What did we give to bomb the Moon?

The 2009 NASA moon-bombing is one of the strangest missions in recent memory. First of all, who believes the cover story- "Looking for Water". And now, while writing this article, I have discovered that the LA Times has deleted their September 12th, 2009 article entitled- "NASA names target for water hunt at moon's south pole".  If you search the LA times archive for the missing title, you will find nothing. Yet, an LA times archive search for "NASA names target" turns up articles dating back to 1986. (Update 12/20/2009- The article has been reinstated on the LA times server HERE and the Google cache of the article is no longer accessable HERE...  Just in case it disappears again or is edited in the future, I had made a copy of the original article Google cache and have now posted it HERE.)  Could the deletion simply be a web storage policy or server glitch?  For your viewing pleasure, an archived version of the deleted article is located in the Google cache:  HERE. Can anyone figure out why it was deleted from The LA Times server? Is it common for The LA Times to delete articles?

Now, at least a week after the mission, where are the Photos?
NASA's 'moon bomb' hit a dry hole?: India News

Here are some pre-mission links:
NASA's mission to bomb the Moon- June 17, 2009 Scientific American
NASA plans missile attack on Moon in quest of water- June 18, 2009 SiliconIndia

Let's think for a moment about the device- A high velocity projectile deployed from space, which according to Scientific American would "blast a hole in the lunar surface at twice the speed of a bullet".

You know- the characteristics of a water-hunting moon rocket could be very similar to those of a satellite-deployed deep-penetrating bunker buster bomb. Do any of our enemies currently have nuclear facilities located deep under mountains? Wouldn't it be great if our military had the capability of taking out one or all of these facilities if necessary? If our adversaries found out about our mission to test such a device on the moon, would they be happy? Would they threaten us and demand us not to do the test?

Notice that The Scientific American article from June 17th suggested a problem with the launch plan- "The dual mission was due to blast off today but was delayed to make way for the shuttle Endeavour. However, another hydrogen leak means that the shuttle launch has now been delayed until next month."

Let's think- What happened in the time frame between the June 17th article and the October 9th strike on the moon?
1) The U.S. announced that it had knowledge of a secret nuclear facility buried deep in the mountains of Iran.
3) The Pentagon announced: US 'bunker buster' bomb to be ready soon.

The deleted article from the L.A. times indicates that the "LCROSS consists of a small satellite and an accompanying rocket launched two months ago (late June early July) with a second spacecraft, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Shortly after launch, the two spacecraft separated. While the lunar orbiter is using its instruments to map the moon remotely in search water traces, the smaller LCROSS satellite and its rocket are scheduled to plunge into the moon's surface on Oct. 9."

Who Gave NASA Permission to Bomb the Moon?

And now, just days after the moon bombing, our Government has announced that it is going to allow Russian inspectors to visit our Nuclear facilities.

All of these events are strange. I wonder- are they interconnected? Is there more here than meets the eye?

Did the U.S. give up the defense shield and/or nuclear inspection rights for Russia's approval to bomb the moon?  Is the U.S. moving (has the U.S. moved) from land-based ballistic missiles to satellite-based ballistic missiles?

Photo credits: Image: ISRO / NASA / JPL-Caltech / USGS / Public Domain, Flickr Photo Credit: cliff1066™'s photostream

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Who is Shane Carwin?

Shane Carwin will fight Brock Lesnar for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on November 21, 2009.  This fight will be the UFC 106 Main Event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shane Carwin is not your ordinary UFC heavyweight contender.  He is currently 11-0 in MMA.  He is a Mechanical Engineer, former NCAA wresting champion, former two-time All-American in football, holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is one of two heavyweights in the UFC to wear the 4XL gloves, the other being Brock Lesnar.  Check out this interview.  He seems to be a "down to earth" kind of guy.  It should be a great fight although Carwin is clearly the underdog.  I hope that he can find a way to win- Carwin would make a great champion.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tea Party Patriots | Contract FROM America

The Contract From America initiative, where you can join your fellow Americans in a collaborative grassroots effort to create a document that offers real change in Washington, D.C. and the state capitals. This website provides you with the opportunity to offer your innovative free market, limited government solutions to our nation’s pressing problems and to vote and comment on the ideas of others.

Tentative Inspection Program Would Allow Russia to Visit U.S. Nuclear Sites - Political News -

Tentative Inspection Program Would Allow Russia to Visit U.S. Nuclear Sites - Political News -

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to Protect Your Money From Inflation

Is the price of Gold being driven by fear
If so, at what point will greed take over? 
Is fear warranted -or- is the price of gold inflated?

The Personal Financier: How to Protect Your Money From Inflation

Inflation: 4 ways to protect your assets

Protect your savings from inflation

Investment strategies for both inflation and deflation

The chart above suggests that the price of gold is peaking.  Is it a good time to sell your gold?

Would you rather own?
One of these:                                                                      Or one of these:

Photo sources: $1000 bill & 1 ounce of gold.

Right now...  they are nearly equal in worth.  What will the balance be in a year- in ten years- in fifty years?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Wisdom to Do No Harm – Article 1: The Doctor

Recently, I have been inspired to weigh in on the health care debate. A few general thoughts first jotted down on a scrap piece of paper have now grown into a series of articles entitled "The Wisdom to Do No Harm". In the series, I am attempting to apply root cause analysis techniques to the problem commonly known as the “health care crisis".

Today, American Thinker published the first article of the series: The Wisdom to Do No Harm – Article 1: The Doctor.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cambridge cancels Savage debate

Michael Savage must me the most dangerous man on Earth! First, the British Government banned his flesh from their soil. Now, apparently, they have banned his photons from sight and his voice from air. Talk about your Borders Language and Culture.

If his new book, "Banned in Britian" enters their country will it be required burning? Will the person that shipped the book be hunted down and jailed for smuggling? I wonder, What kind of watch list am I on for posting this?

Gordy- you really have your priorities in order. Keep up the great work. I'm certain your citizens feel safer each and every day you hold office.

WorldNetDaily Article- Cambridge cancels Savage debate

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Computer with a Human Brain

According to The Daily Mail- A team of scientists in Switzerland is claiming that a fully-functioning replica of a human brain could be built by 2020.

The Blue Brain project, led by computer genius Henry Markram - director of the Brain Mind Institute - has for the past five years been engineering the mammalian brain, the most complex object known in the Universe, using some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Read more: Are we on the brink of creating a computer with a human brain? | Mail Online

A video of Markram explaining his computer simulation can be viewed HERE.

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