Friday, August 18, 2017

Judge Changes Sentencing to Life from the Death Penalty, to Punish Prosecutorial Misconduct

Here.

Brazen display of shocking lawyer profession stupidity. This incredible stupidity is well known. More shocking is the stupidity of the people here whose intellect has not been decimated by a legal education.

1) A listening device is placed in a cell. It records the voluntary statements of a mass murderer. These statements are made under circumstances promoting candor, rather than the really stupid lawyer procedure that promotes the cover up. Not only is this really stupid lawyer procedure inducing a cover up, it implants false memories. So, 25% of exonerated people confessed to murders they had not committed by the incredibly stupid agents of the incredibly stupid prosecutor, the pigs. So, obtaining the reliable statement of the truth is a form of unethical misconduct;

2)there is no mention that the information skewed, or distorted any aspect of the verdict or of the sentencing process. So, this is misconduct that caused no harm, no reversible error, no effect on validity of any outcome;

3) what is the remedy by this incredibly stupid judge? He privileges a mass murderer, to punish a prosecutor who is completely unaffected, personally. But, the future victims of this mass murderers will pay the price instead. The judge fails to understand the Prince and the Pauper Effect that is the exclusionary rule. The Prince has been a bad boy. The Pauper is spanked. How does that improve the conduct of the Prince? I do not understand this incredibly stupid rule. If the evidence was obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, punish the police, and the prosecutor, who is their master. Charge legal costs to their personal assets. Throw the police and the prosecutor in jail. Have them lashed and caned. But do not punish the future victims of the criminal they are loosing on the public, or in the general population of the state penitentiary.

This incredibly stupid judge must be impeached. Statutes should reverse all use of the exclusionary laws, and replace them with direct punishment of the offending police and prosecutors.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Neo-Nazis vs Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville, VA

That conflict is as baffling to outsiders as a dispute between Northern Baptists and Southern Baptists.

Both are big government, socialists.

Both are tyrannical.

Both cannot persuade the public without the use of force.

Both do not tolerate freedom of political speech. 

Both lead to economic and cultural ruination.

Both must be crushed by law enforcement, and cannot continue without their incompetence or active forbearance.

Both are the opposite of freedom loving, and small government conservatives.

Both are rabid anti-Semites, hating the Jews and Israel.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Problems with Informed Consent

PA Supreme Court mandated attendings must obtain informed consent. That decision is regulatory quackery designed to deny access to care. It violates the constitution by placing an undue burden. This phrase  was used to strike down laws restricting abortion times many in US Supreme Court decisions. It is undue because it has no effect on treatment outcomes. All regulation should be proven safe and effective or it is regulatory quackery, an intentional taking by government, and a type of fraud if one understands the Rent Seeking Theory, theft. Medicaid abuse is defined as the payment for a procedure that is not necessary. The PA Supreme Court should mandate an additional payment to doctors for its decision, and then get arrested for suborning Medicaid fraud. If they refuse to mandate an additional payment, I demand they mow my lawn for free.
Here are the problems with informed consent:

1) There is no informed consent. Give a 3 hour lecture on a treatment. Test the patient 15 minutes later, they know nothing about it, nor do most want to. Most just want the problem to go away;

2) patients and guardians have a duty to Google, with the internet available to 100% of the population, along with chats by patients receiving the treatment, including disgruntled ones;

3) patients are not qualified to decide the specifics of treatment; I do not want to know anything about piloting a plane. I just want to get to Chicago. Nor do I wish to learn anything about the disgusting management of plumbing, I just want the toilet to flow again, and to stop flooding the bathroom;
4) there is no informed consent because the patient has a gun to the head consisting of extreme motivation by pain, the threat of death, the loss of normal function from the disorder;

5) the sole informed consent is the question of the patient to the doctor, what would you do personally in this situation? That is the sole real question, that actually is beneficial. The answers can be shocking. For example, the answer from many cancer specialists is not what they tell patients, radiation, chemo, surgery. It is, I would go home, play with grandchildren.

Friday, August 11, 2017

False Allegations by Feminists and by Their Male Running Dogs

I made a point that to prevent getting raped, women should avoid high risk situations, for example the vicinity of criminals and of alcoholics. It was in the context of a movie about the large fraction of Native American females who were raped. I pointed out the three fold higher rate of alcoholism in their males.

Here.

As a result, dozens of feminists, and dozens of their male running dogs accused me of being a rapist, and a pedophile. The fraction of false allegations in that instance was 100%. If the rate of false allegations against a stranger the feminist has never met is 100%, and who has done nothing to them, what is it if they hold a grudge against a guy? For example, they made him feel terrible, and he wants nothing to do with them. They are angry and frustrated by his rejection, and now they make an allegation of rape or of sexual abuse.

Nor, am I committing an Exception Fallacy, attributing a feature found in a few. The allegations were by the dozens, and even by the majority of the commentators.

All allegations of sexual abuse, assault or harassment should be screened with a polygraph examination, prior to the start of an expensive and time consuming investigation. If a false allegation is made to a government official, that is a crime. It should be prosecuted. There should be a mandatory sentence like that of Martha Stewart for lying about getting a phone call warning her to sell her shares. She made that statement to the FBI, in an informal conversation, in her living room, not under oath. She was sentenced to 5 months in prison, 5 months house arrest, and 2 years of probation, not for insider trading, but for her false statement to a government official about a phone call.

The accusation of a sexual assault is far more damaging, and the punishment should be proportional to the damages to the defendant. If a school or an employer believes the false allegation, and launches a false investigation, then they should be sued for all legal costs, including any trial costs,
for damages to the reputation of the defendant, and for his mental distress. If they are biased, or had knowledge, or should have known, exemplary damages, usually triple, are legally justified. To deter.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ten Features of Toxic Feminism


10. A sense of entitlement. This is the expectation of getting a benefit without earning it.

9. Using sex to increase economic advantage.

8. Bitchsplaining, or talking too much about subjects of no interest or importance, interrupting more knowledgeable and able males.

7. White Supremacy. From the very beginning, feminism has always been a racist ideology. The phrase, reproductive rights, is feminist lawyer code for decreasing the fecundity of women with dark skins. Feminism is to today what the KKK was to 100 years ago. Politically correct. Adhered to by 100% of lawyers. Doctrines imposed by force. Full legal immunity for crimes committed in public. It took the KKK 100 years to lynch 5000 blacks. Today, an excess of 5000 black males is murdered every year. The feminist lawyer, protecting its client, the criminal, is 100 times more lethal to young black males than the KKK.

6. Anti-patriarchal family, and all its aspects, including the raising of children by a heterosexual couple.

5. Support of ever bigger, more intrusive, socialist, and tyrannical government.They will use the appellate courts to impose tyranny on the public that the legislature cannot achieve.

4. Support for radical Islamists. They are the most patriarchal sect of any group. This support is inexplicable, unless one understands, they too hate our way of life, and want Western Civilization abolished.

3. They are adamant about continuing the American holocaust of abortion. Black fetuses are over represented in this enterprise. See #7, again.

2.Feminism makes people unemployable. Hire a feminist, hire a lawsuit. Employers will be investigated by multiple regulatory agencies for discrimination for an off color sexual joke. Then,  they will be sued by the feminist. They will  have to fire highly productive male employees. They will pay defense lawyers outrageous sums, even to reach summary dismissal.

1. False accusations. Because the feminist lawyer dominated legal system is totally biased against males, feminist people use false accusations, to devastating effect on innocent males. Most accusations against males that are acquaintances, of abuse, of assault, of threats, of rape, are false. Because of the conflict of interest, and the advantage coming to the female, all such accusations should be screened with polygraph examination. All false allegations should earn what Martha Stewart got for lying to the FBI about not receiving a phone call, in an informal conversation in her home: 5 months of prison, 5 months of house arrest and 2 years of probation.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It is Far Worse in Pennsylvania

Here.

Man is disputing child support in Houston, TX, because he is not the biological father. The mother lied to the court, in the past. She should be arrested and put in prison for lying to a government official, and even for perjury.

In Pennsylvania, the court would say, we know, he is not the biological father. The father is the person who takes care of a child. Do not change a girlfriend's child's diaper in Pennsylvania. That kindness could cost a male the child support needed until college graduation, for that child and for all the spawn of the hussy. If you see a child with a girlfriend, run as fast as possible, block her, and refuse all contract.

The feminist dominated legal system of Pennsylvania makes all family formation financial suicide.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Judges Triply Oppressed by the Criminal Cult Enterprise

Here.

I have argued that the nation is totally oppressed by the criminal Cult enterprise that is the lawyer profession. The hierarchy of this criminal gang must be arrested, tried for insurrection against the constitution, and executed, if the nation is to be saved.

I have agued that lawyers are doubly oppressed compared to the public, and that judges are triply oppressed. The correct response would have been to send the judge a bill for the real cost of the card holders. That $30 price is false. More like $5 is correct. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Musk to Governors: AI biggest threat to humanity, regulate it.

Me: CRISPR/cas9 technology must make us more creative.

Creative means, invention cannot be predicted. So, far, all AI is programmed, and it is like any machine. Yes, 100 times better than a living being, but will not find relativity without data, or write a music like Mozart at age 6, or change the business as the Beatles did. Yes, the car is 100 times better than a horse. Yes, Google super computer beat the best Go player, with a billion possibilities at each move. But it did so by crunching all the moves ahead in brute force calculation. That is is like the end of ditch digging, and good riddance to ditch digging. I do not see the threat if everyone becomes talented and creative by genetic enhancement.

Stuttering asshole Musk should stop wasting time with governor jerks. He needs to return to work, and to deliver on the $billions he borrowed and that people invested, on his promised  cheap electric cars and home batteries.

"Christine" and Facial Recognition = Perfect Murder

That was a horror movie. A car named "Christine" killed people that offended it. It could not be stopped, not even by a crusher, at the end.

If a car can drive itself, can it become a victim specific instrument of murder? Can it find the victim by a wifi search of his cell phone? Then, can it pick out a victim in a crowd through coming ubiquitous facial recognition software?

Can a driverless car belonging to a stranger be hacked, and programmed to kill a specific person, with cloaking techniques hiding the identity of the murderer?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dog Training as Prison Rehabilitation

Here.

This article inspires some questions.

1) Animal cruelty is a hallmark trait of antisocial personality. What happens if an animal frustrates one of the prisoners?

2) Professional dogs such as seeing eye dogs, and bomb, cadaver, or drug sniffing dogs are worth $10,000. They can also be trained to detect bed bugs, cancer, pending death. Does this program allow for high value training? If it does, do any of the high prices paid go back to the prisoner trainers?
3) Is anyone afraid a prisoner will secretly train a dog to kill the police or guards?

4) It is well known dogs are racist. If a dog rejects a black prisoner, will this dog be sanctioned by being expelled?

5) I am sorry. Forget $10,000. "the TSA pays $218,000 in startup training costs for explosive sniffing dogs and then pays $158,000 each year after that. This money covers the salary of the dog handler, the dog’s food, veterinary costs, kenneling, training, and certification." Add this job to the list of missed opportunities by Prisoner Industries. I am sick of those dummies.

Functional MRI and Pedophilia

Not quite there yet, but will be there soon. The functional brain scans of pedophiles, likely in response to erotic images, are different.

Get ready, not only for mitigation, but for their demands for privileges, such as handicapped parking, Medicaid coverage as disabled people. Employers will have to make reasonable accommodations. And, an appellate court will uphold charges of sex discrimination if you make a negative remark about the "pervs that rape and kill little kids." The employer will have to pay the pedophile $million for sex discrimination.

Here.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Machines are Always 100 times Better than Living Beings

Compare commuting to work on a horse, in the snow to using a car.

Sex and porn have always been strong promoters of new technology, from the printing press to robotics.

Here is a recent review.

As to pedophiles having sex with child sex robots, that should protect the millions of real children now being kidnapped, victimized and murdered by pedophiles. The politically correct academics do not understand that.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fighting Ring Tone as an Excuse for Battery


Fighting words are no longer an excuse or justification  for beating someone up ("I slept with your wife the other day.").
Here is a fighting ring tone. Beating the ass of that guy should have full justification in statute,  as a matter of public policy.

Here.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sex Offender Registry proponents have catching up to do.

In China, your name and face get plastered on video displays for jaywalking.

Use more than 2 feet of toilet paper in 9 minutes, you are identified, and the toilet paper dispenser locks in the park bathroom.

By 2020, all activities will be tracked by facial recognition, and you will earn a social desirability score, open to public scrutiny.

I have always said the remedy for all legal problems will be technical.

NY Times Addiction Article Reports an Important Study

Ignore the left wing, big government, redistributionist propaganda. However, this study is important. Environment can alter dopamine levels in both directions.

Key point:

Michael Nader at the Wake Forest School of Medicine showed this in a study of monkeys and cocaine. When monkeys are moved from an individual cage and housed in a group, some become dominant and others assume a submissive role. For those that become dominant — meaning they get more attention, more grooming and more access to food and treats — this is a positive change. They now have more D2 dopamine receptors and are less interested in self-administering cocaine. But for submissive animals, the group setting is a stressful change, and they respond by increasing their use of cocaine.

Strikingly, the effect of environment is easily reversible: Stress the dominant monkey by returning it to a solo cage and its D2 receptors will drop — and its taste for cocaine will increase. In other words, simply by changing the environment, you can increase or decrease the likelihood of an animal becoming a drug addict.
The challenge is to translate this effect into treatment tactics for addiction rehab.

Letter to the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Demanding an End to Restrictions on Prescriptions of Stimulants to Children with ADHD

DEA Diversion Control Division
Attn: Liaison and Policy Section
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152

    RE: Prescribing of Stimulants in Children

Dear Madam or Sir,
I am requesting a waiver from your rules and oversight for doctors with child psychiatry training, for pediatricians, and for family doctors prescribing stimulants to children with attention deficit disorder, some with hyperactivity (ADHD), some without it (ADD). These rules include the prohibition of refills, the filling of scripts within days of their date, the limiting of post dated prescriptions to a total of three, oppressive tracking of prescribers, disruptive  harassment of legitimate prescribers.

Your statutory purpose is to reduce addiction in the United States. In the case of children and adolescents on stimulants, the majority must be forced to take them. Most resist doing so to avoid getting slowed down. Untreated ADHD is as silly, goofy, disruptive as any intoxication you care to name. They do not want to come down off this innate “high.”

This resistance to taking stimulants is despite tremendous resulting success, the ending of harassment for impulsive behavior, winning academic and conduct awards, the pressure of their families. The majority also have concomitant oppositional defiant disorder, where they engage in pointless opposition to adult instruction for no advantage to them. It comes as a package with ADHD.

This reaction and their features are the polar opposite of addiction. Your restrictions on these prescribers represent regulatory quackery. They violate the American with Disabilities Act Amendment, now covering mental conditions. They are against good policy by restricting access to care. They are cruel and stupid. Let me know your decision and any analysis by your legal counsel. If you decline this request, I will sue you in federal court for the above violations of law and of policy.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fire This Judge

This family is just a very hostile family. The judge is indulging their hatred. They are to sue 80 parents who signed a petition opposing this child's denial of reality. This judge is using the power of the state to impose his sciko feelings on an entire community. This sicko judge should be removed by the employer or get driven from the state.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Racism in the US? No.

African immigrants have pitch black skins. They totally rebut all accusations of racism. They did as well as whites in the 2010 Census. They have employers chasing after them because they are great workers. They have American black women chasing after them because they are thin, good looking, moral, and speak the King's English. Real Africans are the new Koreans. Possible explanations? 1) intact patriarchal families; 2) religious faith; 3) love of this country, and no entitled attitude.

Our blacks are not even black. Their DNA is likely to come from the British Isles. Their awful behavior is best explained as stemming from their being white trash, criminals and alcoholics expelled by the Crown to the colonies. If any race whore like the above historian, makes any type of entitled demand, demand a swab of his cheek.

Their most successful example? Barack Obama, offspring of an African. Had zero in common with American South blacks. Fits the above description.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Improving Prosecutions

The Rules of Conduct should add a fiduciary duty to the list of prosecutor special duties. The prosecution and the plea should not be motivated by personal advantage.

Do not spend $2 million prosecuting Martha Stewart on a $40,000 insider trading beef and on lying to the FBI in an informal conversation in her home, in order to get your name in the papers. That prosecutor should have lost his law license.

End all prosecutorial tort immunities, or failing to pass a constitutional amendment, force all prosecutors to waive their immunity if they want to keep their jobs in the executive branch. Tort liability would allow the specialty to police itself through standard of professional due care analyses by the courts. Let them all carry liability insurance as everyone else does.

Prosecutors should also be liable for discretion errors resulting in damage to crime victims, again in accordance to professional standards.

The carelessness of prosecutors fully qualifies for strict liability. But, they are so bad, such a standard would end prosecutions and bankrupt government. They fail to prosecute 95% of serious crime. When they have a guy, 20% of the time they have the wrong guy. That is also true in $million budget, death penalty cases. Worse, they have forced the wrong guy to accept a plea deal. In the case of the $million budget death penalty case, they get the wrong guy to confess to the murder in 25% of exonerated cases. They fed him details of the crime only the murderer would know.

Prosecutors have to be the most failed group of specialists in the entire nation. Maybe, public defenders have a worst record. Those are totally useless.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Texting by Girlfriend and Suicide Case

For 1000 years of jurisprudence, the intentional act of the suicide victim broke the chain of causation of the suicide by any other party. That changed after a ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the 1980's.

After suicide, people want to scapegoat others, whether girlfriends on line, or treating doctors. I oppose all suicide tort litigation, and certainly criminal charges. The sole exception is a physician who physically assists a patient to kill himself, in a state where physician assisted suicide is prohibited, handing a person a gun, injecting the person with a poison, pushing them off a roof.

As with other catastrophes, multiple factors operate, and most are not under the control of the defendant. The most powerful is mental illnesses, most of which are familial. The second most powerful factor is intoxication, especially by alcohol. Then comes family relationships. I would have gone after the family as a major factor.

As to the judge's, "...Miss Carter took no actions … She called no one...," I have a Massachusetts byline, not a Vermont byline. To my knowledge, there is no duty to rescue in that state.

So the defendant is being scapegoated for major factors not under her control, in violation of Fifth Amendment procedural due process right to a fair hearing.

In addition, she is being subjected to outcome bias, another violation of her due process right.  The failure to raise this argument should be lawyer malpractice because it is ubiquitous.

I am not going to invent a duty. However, here is a potential one.

In the greatest achievement in psychiatry of the 20th Century that no one knows about, not even psychiatrists, the prisons of the United States dropped their suicide rate by 80%, at no expense, with no new staffing, no programs, no treatment. It was not done by psychiatrists, but by prison wardens. Eyesight supervision. Period.

This victim tried to off himself several times. His brain was not working right. His family had a duty to maintain eyesight supervision. Instead he was alone. He drove a truck. he found access to an engine. This is a ridiculous fuck up by the family. His psychiatrists should have informed them of this sole tactic to prevent suicide. His psychiatrist should have placed him on a major tranquilizer for his false belief that death would solve his problems. Once his depression had been more adequately treated, more aggressively treated, there is a 100% chance, with no known exception in history, that he would be glad he had not killed himself.

So the multi-factorial analysis to catastrophes applies to suicide as well.

Imagine dropping the national suicide number of 35000 people by 80% at no additional cost. Stop the bullshit of hotline, and talking. Stop the stupid hand wringing by toxic left wing assholes.

I do not want to diverge here into the aggressive and proper management of suicide, except to say, the wardens of the prisons of the United States discovered it, and it costs nothing. It should be a standard of due care for professionals and for the families of the suicidal.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Message to Medical Legal Committee of County Medical Society


1) There is not a shortage of doctors. There is an intentional shortage of doctor time consumed by insurance procedure in the greatest scam in history worth $trillion, to prevent doctors from seeing more patients. Organized medicine is doing nothing about it. The legal concept is undue burden on people with disabilities.


2) Prepayment should be declared unethical. When I refer patients to PCP's, they are rudely treated and denied basic care. If the patients say, I am not coming back, the doctors are glad. That implies that more visits cost money rather than make money. Professionalism cannot withstand the need to survive on very low pre-payments. The incentive in prepayment is to deny care, not to provide care. This results in massive denial of care to very sick people.


3) Disparate impact is now evidence of racial discrimination, according to a Supreme Court housing case. Medicaid tactics impact minorities disproportionately. Therefore, denial of care should now be considered racial discrimination.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Two opposing Harvard Law grads agree. They should have final say in government rule of law.


Here are some problems with this nice agreement between a conservative Justice and a liberal Justice.

1) Lawyers are the stupidest group of people in the country. Any native intelligence they start with is beaten out of them by the cult indoctrination they undergo to join the profession. They have supernatural beliefs, and their methods were developed in the 13th Century, by monks. They are carrying out the business model of the Inquisition, down to every detail;

2) Among lawyers, Harvard Law grads are absolutely the stupidest of all;

3) They are so stupid, they think they are the smartest people in our country. They feel they can set policy for highly technical and complicated subject from shipping to health;

4) For example, they did not read the very plain English of Article I Section 1 of the constitution. It gives law making power to the Congress; it therefore prohibits judicial review, which is the cancellation of laws by unaccountable courts, staffed by the very stupidest people in our country;

5) These two are so stupid, they failed to notice, they have no way to enforce any decision they make. Federal marshals are employees of the Executive branch. Therefore the Executive may choose to enforce or to not enforce their decisions. The Executive will act only in its own selfish political interest;

6) As a result of this stupendous stupidity, government does nothing right. They did not see, it is detested by everyone except tax sucking parasites receiving a government check, usually returning absolutely nothing of value to the tax payer.

What can be done about how stupid these Harvard Law grads are?

1) The Congress should impeach one, then another for their decisions, not for any collateral corruption lawyer gotcha.

Replace them all with members of a local Virginia jury pool, or even with student from Life Skills Class learning to eat with a spoon. There would be an immediate upgrade in the quality of the decisions, and in the clarity of the writing of the decisions;

2) The Executive should openly declare which decisions it will never enforce, making all their decisions advisory, and no longer mandatory;

3) States are the father, the federal government is the child. When the stupidest people in the country make a ruling, ignore it. Do as you please, the child has to obey the parent, not the reverse. If federal marshals do show up to enforce these appallingly bad decisions, taser them and expel them from the state. If troops show up, tell they are in insurrection against the constitution, Article I Section 1. If they persist, arrest them, try them, and execute them. They are in insurrection against the constitution.

Hey, Harvard morons, if you want to have judicial review, pass an amendment to the constitution. Today, it is not allowed.

https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/national-constitution-center-president-rosen-interviews-breyer-gorsuch

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Reminder.

People complain about endless war, and it has only been a couple of decades.

The US war against the indigenous people lasted from 1682 to 1920. War will last as long as necessary.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mens Rea is Not Just Lawyer Quackery. It is Illegal. So is Any Other Use of a Latin Word in a Legal Utterance

I am not reading this article.

Mens Rea. Latin. Language of the Catholic Church is not allowed by our constitution in the legal system. Latin endorses Catholicism.

Copied from the Catechism. Section 1857. Not allowed.

To its credit the Medieval Church believed God would judge intent upon reaching heaven, His being all knowing. That was their faith, they said. Not even the 13th Century Church believed man could read minds.

Mind reading is a supernatural power.

In the 13th Century, the sole punishment was death. So loopholes were needed to soften the law. That is no longer necessary.

Retribution and culpability are from the Bible. They are worthless to the tax payer. They are prohibited, except in the imaginary world of the lawyer.

Mens rea is more lawyer false doctrine, coddling the criminal, and harsh treatment of past and future victims.

Mens rea is anti-victim garbage. If someone reads the article, explain why anyone would bother doing so, outside the anti-victim, left wing, pro-criminal lawyer.

A hunter shoots another thinking him a deer. A hunter shoots another because the other's wife paid him $10,000. Same act. Same outcome. Vastly different treatment of the defendant. One goes home, the other gets the death penalty, all based on the mental state. This is ridiculous. How does the lawyer know the drunken hunter who killed a guy is not far more dangerous than the contract killer with discipline? The lawyer has loosed a menace on the public and executed a far less dangerous guy. The drunken hunter is now loosed by the lawyer to crash into a school bus.

The alternative to the mens rea is far more reliable, fairer, and safer to the public. Count unconvicted conduct and prior convicted conduct. And incapacitate for the status of the person, not for the crime. Naturally, the lawyer has banned strict liability crime, and compounded the mistake by banning status crime. Why would logic be banned by the lawyer, and coddling of the criminal be imposed on crime victims? Because the lawyer makes no money if the criminal is incapacitated for being a criminal from the earliest age possible, and crime is suppressed. Give the data to the jury if Booker must be followed, even though the jury does not know anything about this technical subject.
Lawyers should stop saying crime has dropped in rates. It has not. Saying it has destroys the credibility of any lawyer.

If any law school professor uses any Latin in class, the Jewish and Protestant students should start banging Mao's Little Red Book on their chair writing tablets. If he does it again, he should be grabbed. A tall dunce cap should be placed on his head, and he should be bounced from the class. This is America, a secular nation.

Complaints may be filed with the Civil Rights Office of the Education Department, for the violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Imagine a professor seeking to impose the Sharia on our students. Seeking to impose the Catechism is no less offensive. Every single Latin utterance should be reported, investigated, and fined heavily. There is ongoing, massive violation of this law in our law schools. I support the right to speak Latin by the professor in church, at home, or anywhere else, but not in law school class, nor in any other legal setting.

May the Lawyers Ordering the Taking Down of Confederate Statues Ever Criticize Taliban and ISIS Savagery for Destroying Historic Landmark Statues of Other Faiths?

No.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A good reason to polygraph all sex accusers

False accusers in Israel are legally immune.

This policy justifies the removal of the Israeli equivalent of Jeff Sessions, based on his prosecutorial immunity.

I have proposed the penalty for false statement to government officials by lying feminists be the maximum, 2 years of prison for a  second degree misdemeanor. All false accusers of President Trump should be prosecuted and receive that maximum.

Feminist groups suborning false allegations should be sued by the victims of the false accusations. The responsible officials of such feminist groups should not be able to hide behind any corporate veil.

In Italy, the false allegation got a feminist 12 years.

Back to the Israeli immunity granted to feminist false accusers.  The above documentary made Israeli women unmarriageable, and unemployable. 

Israeli men should convert to Islam, which still respects the patriarchal family.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Should the Use of Falsies or of Make up to Cover Acne be Criminalized?


Man pleads guilty. He promised women money and a chance at making porn films. He had sex with them to sample.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Combination approach may help combat autism

Yale School of Medicine News
The hormone oxytocin, the so–called hug hormone or cuddle chemical, has more nicknames than proven medical uses. However, oxytocin may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders if receptors for opioids – brain chemicals activated by drugs such as heroin that tend to disconnect people socially – are also blocked, Yale researchers reported the week of May 1 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oxytocin plays a key role in sealing social bonds during activities such as sex and nursing, but its use in spurring greater social connections among people with autism has had limited success. However, Yale researchers were able to significantly increase social interaction among monkeys – as measured by extent of eye contact – when oxytocin delivery was paired with the drug naloxone, which blocks opioid receptors and is widely used to combat heroin overdoses.

It has long been noted that use of the opioid morphine disrupts lactation in nursing mothers, but naloxone reverses those symptoms in part by spurring increased production of oxytocin. The authors suggest the two neurochemical systems appear to be evolutionarily linked in human behavior: oxytocin spurring creation of strong social bonds and opioids — as tragically illustrated in cases of addiction — triggering greater social isolation.

Coupling an increase in oxytocin and the inhibition of opioid receptors “really boosts social interactions in a robust way we do not see when using either approach individually,” said Steve Chang, assistant professor of psychology and neurobiology and senior author of the paper.

Yale’s Olga Dal Monte and Matthew Piva are co–lead authors of the study. Chang’s team also collaborated with Yale’s Kevin Anderson and Avram Holmes to obtain gene expression evidence supporting the observed social boost in the human brain.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Threat to Privacy is Getting Ubiquitous

The opening screen on my Nissan Rogue states that data on the car will be transmitted to Nissan. I wrote asking what data, who gets its, how it will be used. I asked if it is available to government officials. They replied that a black box has been in Nissans since 2006. Car functions are being monitored, and that, yes, the data would be available to government entities when appropriate. They did not say they would need a court order to reveal the content.I am now asking, how to turn it off, and how to disconnect the black box recorder.

So, Nissan knows everything about my use of the car. The police can prove I was speeding. The wife can prove I was at my mistress's address on a specific date. (Just kidding, Honey. I could not handle two bosses.)

It gets worse. My son in law was discussing a product in his living room, with all appliances off. He then began receiving ads on this product. The likely source of his privacy breach was the microphone of his turned off smart TV, or his cellphone running Android, or his X-Box. It is waiting for instructions to turn on, for example. However, while waiting, it might be transmitting the conversation in the living room to Google.

Wifi holograms of objects behind walls are now possible.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Police Allow Masked Commies to Burn the Newspaper Boxes of Poor People Trying to Make a Meager Living

Here.

Letter to School District About Student Driven Learning Quackery

I received your report. Stop your New Age nonsense. All of it is gibberish to falsely justify increases in taxes.

You stink. Your schools stink by any objective measure. Your students stink, and are total, disgraceful, under-performers, compared to less privileged children in other systems. That utter failure is 100% your fault. You spend an unbelievable $27000 per student, yearly, and we are getting inferior students back.

Stop wasting money on defective, special education students, who will never amount to anything. Stop overpaying teachers. Start to increase your class size. Make people learn instead of your bullshit, disproved, feel good, crap methodology, such as student driven learning. You are trying to make to make students do the teacher’s job. Students don’t know anything. If students drive education, they will end up still not knowing anything. You are a quack. There is only one way to learn, and that is through repetition. If a student is stupid in a subject, that means they must repeat the learning more times. But, everyone gets to learn the basics. Nations emphasizing such learning are beating the pants off American students. American students stink because of educational quacks like you. You need to leave this school district. Peddle your quackery in California, where no one cares about performance, but only about making students feel good.

I want to stop your educational quackery in court. I am going to start this legal process by demanding an investigation into your quackery by the state. Did you like my use of commas? I learned it in the slum schools of New York, at the cost of $100's a year, per pupil. I was taught how to use the comma, and made to practice.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Baltimore Mayor Asks FBI to Help with Out of Control Murders. Here

My lawyer friends may be puzzled by this request, since murders are state crimes, and not federal crimes. However, I see another angle.

This lady had her police officers falsely prosecuted. As a result, the police has decided to just respond to 911 calls. They are basically, on strike. This effect is called the Ferguson Effect. Since the FBI investigated, and harassed this police and many other police departments, they are responsible for the rise in murders. The murder rate does correlate with the solution rate by the police. This effect may also apply to all crimes. The solution rate of murder in Baltimore is a bit over half what it is across the nation.

If the FBI wants to lower crime and murder, it can tear up the Consent Decrees it bullied many police departments into signing.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Taxing Internet Activity


Immunity is stealthy industrial policy to grow  an industry, especially when new. Liability is the reverse, to rein in an industry. That puts industrial policy in the hands of people who do not know anything about anything, lawyers. That is wrong.

That being said, the Internet is mature and wealthy. It no longer needs any immunity.

Austria is seeking to tax internet activity. If we have to have taxes, then immunizing wealthy internet companies and taxing struggling brick and mortar businesses is wrong.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Prison Work Report

 Many times, I have proposed make Prison Industries an aggressive, and lucrative business. Then pay prisoners the market wage of their skills. Deduct from it in this order or sequence, 1) cost of prison; 2) cost of legal procedure; 3) cost of damage to crime victims; 4) cost to tax payer; 5) improving prison conditions.

There is much synthetic chemistry talent in prison. Start a generic drug business, including supplying death penalty drugs. There is much hacking talent. Start a computer security consulting, and problem solving business. There is much knowledge of outside criminal activity. Start a police education business. There is much agricultural talent in prison. Start a legal marijuana growing business. Marijuana generates more profit than all other crops in the US combined.

Structured activity, including massive overtime to generate income for everyone, will markedly reduce conflict and injuries in prion.

While most inmates are unfit for outside jobs, they may do well with the limit setting of prison and prison staff. Infractions should be punished by getting fired from the jobs. These will be seen as great privileges reserved for model prisoners.

If people are frustrated by not qualifying for real prison labor, offer opportunities for more education. If one cannot control ones moods and behaviors, to fit into a job situation, ask for treatment to control these.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Civil Forfeiture to Solve the Monopoly of Facebook/Google/Twitter/Microsoft


Facebook/Google/Twitter/Microsoft has been a factor, a venue for many crimes.

In civil forfeiture, a grandma objects, she has done nothing wrong. The police is now seizing her house. They reply, we are not saying you have broken any law. However, your grandson conducted drug deals in this house, so this house is involved in criminal activity, may be seized.

A guy is pointed out by a drug dog. He say, he has done nothing wrong. The police is seizing his cash. The police says, we are not saying you have broken any law. However, your cash has traces of cocaine, so your cash has been involved in cocaine trafficking.  (All cash in America has traces of cocaine.)

Mark Zuckerberg will say, I have committed no crime. The Department of Justice  says, we are not saying your committed any crime. However, Facebook has been involved in thousands of terrorist and criminal acts. We are therefore seizing the assets of Facebook/Google/Twitter/Microsoft because of its involvement.

Civil forfeiture is the path to stop this abomination, Facebook/Google/Twitter/Microsoft. Seize all of its assets.

Because they meet the legal definition of a monopoly, the government, as possessor, could split them apart, The government executive branch could save delay, drama, and legal cost.

Add Craig's List to the list.

Sextortion at Facebook.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deep, Deep, Very Deep Prosecutorial Stupidity



Hat Tip to Prof. Douglas Berman for information on this Hearing on Synthetic Drugs. Hat Tip to one of my Patients for the Insider Glimpse into this Massive Unexplored World of Synthetic Drugs.

The listing has links to submitted testimony. The hearing lost an opportunity to hear from the players in this world. That would have been far more edifying than the standard establishment cliches.

Difficult subject.

1) All substances and likely all remedies have a dose response curve. When diluted, the strongest poison on earth, botulinum toxin, has 753 medical benefits. When consumed too much, water causes seizures and death among dozens of healthy athletes. So, all claims of benefit or of harm should specify the dose, and provide a dose response curve. Judgment is therefore very difficult and requires data that is always missing.

2) Massive synthetic chemistry entrepreneurship is ongoing out there. Some of it has the potential to help people with medical problems, some normal people to enhance performance and to reduce risk, such as of car crashes from inattention or from sleepiness. It is not a simple utilitarian calculation.
3) Changing body functions is lucrative when reliable and effective, so could boost the economy, and tax revenues.

4) There is a massive grey and black market for these products, driven by consumer satisfaction with them. Chat rooms on alternative Internets, with lively intellectual discussions, ratings, and marketing of these synthetic products are really busy. The internet approach of ratings rather than prohibition or draconian regulation is likely far more effective. Compare nearly worthless contract law to disappointing an Ebay user and getting a low rating. The latter makes zero difference to our economy, the latter is devastating to a business. This grey territory is massive public self help alternative to the legal system, and 10 times more effective. It should be encouraged and brought out of shadows into the light. Doctors should get into it as a source of medical advances at nearly no cost. The legal system should get out of its way but tax it and promote consumer powers.

5) This do it yourself culture and territory is a threat to highly over regulated and very expensive pharmacology business. I would support shutting down the FDA, repealing all its enabling statutes. Let all out competition and ratings replace its worthless rent seeking with useful and safer methodology of drug regulation.

6) With all this synthetic chemistry talent in stir, Prison Industries should get into the drug making business, to make death penalty drugs which are a joke to make for these guys, following 19th Century recipes. Then instead of manufacturing prison clothes for $10, manufacture generic and synthetic drugs for $100 or $1000 a batch. Do it responsibly, and put the profits into improving the lives of the prisoners and into compensating their victims.

Did any of the speakers convey this level of complexity, and this great potential for both harm and benefit?


Monday, April 17, 2017

Reply to Article by Dr. Burns Woodward, Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient

I hope you did not cut your classes in Pharmacology the First Year of medical school. You would have been taught, all medications (likely all remedies) have a dose response curve. The strongest poison on earth, the botulinum toxin, when diluted, has 753 medical benefits. And, water, when drunk more than the kidneys can put out, results in seizures and in death, by swelling and  crushing brain cells against the skull.

So, when you say, marijuana is harmful, please specify, the patient characteristics, the dose, the duration of its ingestion. Explain why a THC receptor is located in the brain. Then, address this report. It looks pretty scientific to me.There are dozens of similar videos on Youtube, which you failed to address.

Reply by Senator Jay Costa to My Statement on Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescribing, and my Response

Dear Dr. Behar:

Thank you for contacting me to relate your opposition to Senate Bill 25, legislation that would amend Pennsylvania law to change the scope of practice for certified registered nurse practitioners in our state. I appreciate your interest in this matter and I understand that you are concerned about this bill.

As you are likely aware, Senate Bill 25 has passed the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and was considered by the Senate for the first time on March 29, 2017. I signed on as a co-sponsor on this bill because I believe it is time for Pennsylvania to join the twenty-one states and the District of Columbia in allowing CRNPs to have full authority to practice. This change to our law will help us to reduce health care costs, to ensure that our law is in step with modern medical practice and to assist in ensuring quality care to the nearly 35 per cent of Pennsylvanians who have inadequate primary care access. I recognize that there is a significant difference in training between physicians and CRNPs. This bill does not make light of that difference and requires that CRNPs meet a three-year, 3,600-hour collaboration requirement before practicing more independently. I will consider your thoughts on this legislation and your reservations about it as it moves through the legislative process.

I could not disagree more strongly with your assertion that this legislation is motivated by racism. Pennsylvania has underserved populations of all races that could benefit from the broader practice authority of nurse practitioners, in rural and urban areas, and increasingly in suburban areas as well. Patients throughout the Commonwealth will benefit from cost savings created by this legislation, and I believe it is important that we pursue this course of action.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me about this legislation. Please feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way.

Sincerely yours,
Senator Jay Costa, Jr.
43rd District
JC/jlg

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Jay. I demand you add an amendment. "All Pennsylvania legislators, all their staffs, and all their first degree family members are prohibited from seeing doctors for medical care." Save some money. Experience the inferior care of black patients on Medicaid that you will be forcing on them.
I also request that you reveal all campaign contributions by insurance companies. It is they who are driving this movement. 



Statement to PA Medical Society on their Survey about MD Opinion of Maintenance of Certification Examinations (MOC)

Got card on MOC opinions. Wow, decided to help doctors for a change.

This message is for Angela, legal counsel.

1) Is there any racial, sex or age disparity in the pass rates? The Stanford Binet was banned because black children performed worse on it. It is the most proven test in history. The results at age 7 predict the achievements of people at age 50. It was used to provide more services for black kids, not to discriminate against them. Because of their lower performance, it was banned. Larry P v Riles 793 F.2d 969 (1984);

2) Regulatory quackery. By their testing the Boards are acting as quasigovernmental agencies.  If their tests have not been validated by outside outcomes, they violate Fifth Amendment procedural due process rights to a fair hearing when damage has been caused by their test results;

3) Regulatory taking, by forcing people to spend large amounts of money to take the exam;

4) Fraud, by any claim that any doctor passing its exams has any more knowledge or skill than one not taking it;

5) Civil or criminal RICO by any communication with any insurer or governmental agency to privilege any doctor who has passed its exam.


Takutsubo Everywhere

I am aware of a total business practice in this country. I have called it Takutsubo. The term is from cardiology. It refers to a Japanese octopus trap. The little octopus heads in, and cannot get out. It would have to put its tentacles together and to swim backwards to get out. Impossible.

It takes a minute to give a business money. It is impossible to ever get any money out. Try to cancel  a phone account, a magazine subscription. Try to make a health insurance company pay for treatment. It takes hours, if one can ever do it at all. One factor to think about is that no one will ever see any money from a life insurance policy. They will disappear. Once found, they will give us the runaround. Once that is ended, they will find something wrong with the application from 30 years ago. So on. Takutsubo is everywhere.

Takutsubo is a form of fraud in my view, since it is not disclosed in any contract. It results in unjust enrichment of the business. It is on my long list of litigation subjects.

I did make a credible legal threat to ATT. I was able to cancel my phone service quickly and easily. My threat was also followed by their advertising rollover minutes as their policy 2 months after my complaint to the FCC, a step required in litigation. I also refused to speak to their Vice President of Legal Affairs.

Right now, it has been impossible to use my Amazon $25 gift card. I had to find and use a magnifying glass to get the validation number and the card number. I am grateful, I did not have to find a heavy microscope. I entered a long validation code on a separate web page. I then entered the actual long number of the card into an order. I have done so three times. No. I have spent $100 in time to make it work. I am about to give up. They are going to just keep the $25.
Takutsubo.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Remedies for False Allegations of Rape

Washington Post report on Rolling Stone settlement with U of Virginia official after false allegation of rape, and false allegation of indifference by the university to the allegation of rape.

Martha Stewart spent 5 months in prison, 5 months on house arrest, and years on probation not for insider trading, but for lying about not receiving a phone call, to FBI agents, at her home, in an informal interview, not under oath.

All false allegations of rape should result in the same charge and sentencing. All false allegations should result in tort liability of the false accuser, of any newspaper reprinting the false allegations, and of any police or prosecutorial agency, falsely prosecuting such allegations.

Once the false accuser is convicted, the tort liability should be automatic. The sole question for any tribunal should be the value of any damage to the falsely accused.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sue The Zoophobic and Discriminatory Prosecutors

Not knowing the law was a successful sentencing mitigation in this case.

She should sue to deter the prosecution of the 543 ways we humans can love.

The idea that an adult St Bernard is incapable of giving consent is false and highly offensive. The dog should seek legal standing and sue for violations of his human rights.

Marijuana Laws, A Conflict of Laws to the Extreme

Reviewed here.

This is an article written by a lawyer benefiting from this conflict, providing compliance services.

Basically:

1) Conflict between states with varying amounts of legalization and the continued prohibition at the federal level (Control Substances Act of 1970);

2) drug testing laws, and on the job and off the job use;

3) accommodations required by the disabling condition requiring medical marijuana use;

4) absence of case law, and unclear legal rights of employees;

5) conflicting laws and regulations faced by employers with multi-state locations.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Letter to the Reading Eagle About the Inferior Care of Nurse Practitioners and the Racial Motivation to Grow their Ranks


Here.

This is the original submission, softened by the editor:

Force Legislators, Their Families To See Only Nurse Practitioners

David Behar, MD

A patient commented, a nurse practitioner insisted the growing lesion on his arm was an "age spot."  The patient demanded to see the dermatologist, after a year. From the door, the doctor stated, “That is a squamous cell carcinoma. It has to come out.”

Would a member of the legislature with crushing chest pain, shortness of breath, want to be seen by a cardiologist or by a nurse practitioner typing an  electronic record? The lives of black people on Medicaid are worth no less than that of the white legislator. The movement to allow nurse practitioners to prescribe unsupervised, will result in a two tiered health system, one for whites, one for blacks. There is no doctor shortage, only of doctor time. Half of that time is consumed by worthless procedure so that fewer payments are made for  patient care by government and by insurance companies. It is the greatest fraud crime in history, netting $trillions.

People with perfect grades get into nurse practitioner programs. All could go to medical school. They choose to make money earlier. That corner cutting should not be rewarded with independent prescribing privileges. They know one quarter what specialists know, and half as much as primary care physicians do. They are fit only to prescribe for patients doing well, under supervision.

What Medical Literature Should Imitate from Law Reviews

I commend law reviews for making their content available to the public, for free.

Medical journals must do the same. Medical scholars should submit articles only to medical journals that are open to the public.

The public actually already paid for the content in the form of the tax support of research grants, faculty salary subsidies, and payments for the patient care involved in the research.

Reply to the Lancet Article Promoting Decarceration


It is summarized here, in The Atlantic.

Lancet? The Huff Post of medical journals. Left wing British medical propaganda. Self dealing, rent seeking trash.

The authors? Cornell and Yale. What? Dismissed. Ivy assholes. If they did not promulgate lying, left wing propaganda, they would be driven out of those left wing, treason indoctrination camps.

1) I invite the defense lawyers to chime in. Are you a little stressed, a little scared, when speaking to the vicious, heartless, inhuman super predators whom you protect, privilege, and empower, even during brief meetings, even with them in cuffs? Imagine, being a kid, and not being to leave the house, with a guy maintaining a criminal business and an active addiction in your home; children are 100 time better off with less contact with these super-predators;

2) how do children learn? They barely know any English with vocabularies in the hundreds of words. If their attention span exceeds 2 minute, you have a little genius there. So do they learn by parsing the rule making and lectures of their parents and teachers about doing the right thing? No. They imitate what people say and do in their surroundings. These Ivy assholes want to put people in the homes of children, each committing hundreds of crimes a year, many violent;

3)who hangs out with these criminals, and visits the home? Is it the people of God? It is other people with no morals. So, even if the criminal parent does not use the little girls in the house as fuck dolls, his pals will;

4) child abuse has decreased. Try to guess how that happened? Sex offender registries? Making everyone a mandated reporter? No, assholes, it happened when the child rapists ended up in stir for their non-violent crime of selling drugs.

Rent seeking makes people other people than lawyers really stupid. I have not been addressing medical rent seeking, and please do not ask me to. It is ten times bigger than lawyer rent seeking and 100 times more toxic.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Now Support Abolition of the Death Penalty

I once tried to buy a briefcase in the souk of Fez, Morocco. I said, this looks like plastic, and you are charging for leather. He replied, it is European leather. Ah, I said.

I now support abolition of the death penalty.

1) We should have the European death penalty. It is quite lively, and it is called, suicide. The US prisons accomplished the greatest achievement in psychiatry of the 20th Century, at no cost, no program, no treatment, no additional staff. They nearly eliminated prison suicide by a warden policy change, eyesight supervision. No one knows about this greatest of achievements in psychiatry, to come close to eliminating the hard, harsh outcome of psychiatric disorders, death. Meanwhile suicide in European prisons is massive, with violent offenders properly at the highest risk, numbering in the hundreds, if not in the under-reported thousands. Prison officials always have the tool of placement. Place a violent, recalcitrant, troublesome white supremacist in a cell block filled with black organized crime members, or a Latino prisoner in a block filled with white supremacists. Then count 3-2-1, before responding to any alarm;

2) The opiate overdose epidemic will be causing the attrition of the violent criminal class. That will be thanks to Chinese imported carfentanyl, an opiate 10,000 times more potent than morphine. It standard use is by veterinarians needing to deeply anesthetize elephants for prolonged major surgeries;

3) CRISPR/cas9 technology will soon fix the defects that result in criminality and in addiction. These defects were well described in the mid 19th Century. This change will be despite the all out obstruction by the lawyer profession, trying to save their totally worthless, and toxic, government, make work jobs.

The law, a worthless form of rent seeking, is in deep failure. It never addresses problems, only technology does.The Supreme Court once abolished the death penalty. That decision caused a lot of lawyer unemployment, from the immediate layoff of the entire death penalty appellate bar. They raked in $billions a year of tax payer money, returning nothing of any value. The Supreme Court quickly corrected its mistake. They now have the death penalty exquisitely tuned for its sole real purpose, lawyer employment.

Almost no one is executed. There were three dozen executions a year, in the face of  soaring murders in many cities, now at a total of 15000. Yet, $billions are being spent on death penalty legal appeals. It takes decades, not years to execute a murderer. This is a  condition perfectly tuned by the  Supreme Court in the Baze decision, of maximizing lawyer employment, while making the death penalty worthless.

To every remedy there is a dose response curve. Too little does not work. Too much is toxic. The same applies to the death penalty. Imagine giving a miracle drug like penicillin. Give a dose to one in hundred pneumonia patients. Price it at $10 million. Wait 10 years after the onset of pneumonia. It will not be effective, and people will claim, penicillin is too expensive, does not work, abolish it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Computers Should Replace all Prosecutors, Judges, and Jurors in a Trial

Prosecutorial discretion is a  euphemism for total lawyer personal bias, incompetence, and idiocy. There is no group in our nation that is stupider than the lawyer profession. Students in Life Skills class, learning to eat with utensils, and to put on shirts on their own, would represent a marked upgrade in decision making if placed on the Supreme Court. They would have 10 times the common sense than the mentally crippled lawyers now controlling it.

Robots running legislative enacted algorithms should be making all prosecutorial decisions. Death penalty, even in absentia, to anyone trying to hack one. As usual, only technology will rescue us from the plague of lawyers besieging this nation. Lawyer prosecutors can be re-hired to roll one into court.

Chess has 37 possible moves. Computers beat all humans long ago. Go, the Chinese board game, has a billion possible moves. Recently, a computer beat the best human Go player. It made a move the champion said no human could have thought of.

Legal decisions are far closer to the limited game of chess, than to the vast game of Go. A computer should even be able to look 10 moves ahead.

If people do not like the outcomes of computerized legal decisions, they have the recourse of electing legislators who will change the algorithms.

Computers making errors should be liable in torts, as should their programmers, as should the legislatures causing damages by their carelessness in writing the algorithm. Due to the nature of sentencing decisions, and the far higher standards of performance of a sentencing computer, the wrongful decisions should be subject to strict liability.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Surprising Mental Health Results

I thought they were all nuts.

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems
University College London New
New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.

Recent research has suggested that cat ownership might contribute to some mental disorders, because cats are the primary host of the common parasite Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii), itself linked to mental health problems such as schizophrenia. However, the new study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggests that cat ownership in pregnancy and childhood does not play a role in developing psychotic symptoms during adolescence. The study looked at nearly 5000 people born in 1991 or 1992 who were followed–up until the age of 18. The researchers had data on whether the household had cats while the mother was pregnant and when the children were growing up.

"The message for cat owners is clear: there is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children's mental health," says lead author Dr Francesca Solmi (UCL Psychiatry). "In our study, initial unadjusted analyses suggested a small link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms at age 13, but this turned out to be due to other factors. Once we controlled for factors such as household over–crowding and socioeconomic status, the data showed that cats were not to blame. Previous studies reporting links between cat ownership and psychosis simply failed to adequately control for other possible explanations."

The new study was significantly more reliable than previous research in this area since the team looked at families who were followed up regularly for almost 20 years. This is much more reliable than methods used in previous studies, which asked people with and without mental health problems to remember details about their childhood. Such accounts are more vulnerable to errors in recall which can lead to spurious findings.

Previous studies were also relatively small and had significant gaps in the data, whereas the new study looked at a large population and was able to account for missing data. The new study was not able to measure T. Gondii exposure directly, but the results suggest that if the parasite does cause psychiatric problems then cat ownership does not significantly increase exposure.

"Our study suggests that cat ownership during pregnancy or in early childhood does not pose a direct risk for later psychotic symptoms," explains senior author Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry). "However, there is good evidence that T. Gondii exposure during pregnancy can lead to serious birth defects and other health problems in children. As such, we recommend that pregnant women should continue to follow advice not to handle soiled cat litter in case it contains T. Gondii."


Monday, March 13, 2017

Sell, Sell, Sell

Sell your DC Beltway region home, before all those federal employees have to move out.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Reply to Doximity Request for Nominations of Psychiatric Hospitals Offering the Best Care

Most academic hospitals are staffed by trainees. Their supervisors spend only half their time on patient care, and have half the experience of clinicians.
Furthermore, all hospitals are now subject to implacable pressure from insurance companies to discharge patients after a few days. So the sole care that takes place in hospitals is to provide some eyesight supervision for dangerous patients. They are loaded up on medications with strong sedative side effects to quiet them. That way they may be discharged safely, with a lesser risk of litigation against the hospital for malpractice. Most psychiatric medications take weeks to work, since the brain is a very slow changing organ.
Upon discharge, the sedative side effects wear off after a couple of weeks, and the patient is back to his original level of distress and dangerousness.
There is no quality psychiatric hospital care in the United States. Any result you may come up with will be quite misleading to desperate families.
David Behar, MD

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Snail Venom Potential Alternative to Opiates in Chronic Pain



Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. The findings were reported online in the February 20 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Opioids is highly addictive and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The medical community is in need of alternative therapies that do not rely on the opioid pathways to relieve pain.
“Nature has evolved molecules that are extremely sophisticated and can have unexpected applications,” begins Baldomera Olivera, Ph.D., professor in biology at the University of Utah. “We were interested in using venoms to understand different pathways in the nervous system.”
Conus regius, a small marine cone snail common to the Caribbean Sea, packs a venomous punch, capable of paralyzing and killing its prey.
In this study, the researchers found that a compound isolated from snail’s venom, Rg1A, acts on a pain pathway distinct from that targeted by opioid drugs. Using rodent models, the scientists showed that a9a10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) functions as a pain pathway receptor and that RgIA4 is an effective compound to block this receptor. The pathway adds to a small number of nonopioid-based pathways that could be further developed to treat chronic pain.
Interestingly, the duration of the pain relief is long, greatly outlasting the presence of the compound in the animal’s system.
The compound works its way through the body in 4 hours, but the scientists found the beneficial effects lingered. “We found that the compound was still working 72 hours after the injection, still preventing pain,” said J. Michael McIntosh, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah Health Sciences.  The duration of the outcome may suggest that the snail compound has a restorative effect on some components of the nervous system.
“What is particularly exciting about these results is the aspect of prevention,” said McIntosh. “Once chronic pain has developed, it is difficult to treat. This compound offers a potential new pathway to prevent pain from developing in the first place and offer a new therapy to patients who have run out of options.”
The researchers will continue to the next step of pre-clinical testing to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new drug therapy.

Testing a new nonopioid compound
Previous research had shown that RgIA was effective in rodents, but the scientists wanted to ensure they had a compound that would work in people. To do this, they used synthetic chemistry to engineer 20 analogs of the compound. In essence, the scientists started with a key (RgIA) that fits into a lock (the pain pathway receptor a9a10 nAChR). Using the key as a template, they developed new keys (analogs) with slightly different configurations.
The scientists found one key that best fit the lock: the analog RgIA4 tightly bound to the human receptor.
To test whether the compound relieved pain, the scientists administered it to rodents that were exposed to a chemotherapy drug that causes extreme cold sensitivity, as well as hypersensitivity to touch. “Interactions that are not normally painful, like sheets rubbing against the body or pants against the leg, becomes painful,” said McIntosh.
While the untreated rodents experienced pain after exposure to the chemotherapy drug, rodents given the compound did not experience pain. Nor did rodents that were genetically altered rodents to lack the pain pathway receptor. This work demonstrates that a9a10 nAChR acts as a pain pathway receptor, and that RgIA4 prevents the receptor from being activated.
Most pain medications available today work through a limited number of pathways and are not sufficient to alleviate chronic pain. “RgIA4 works by an entirely new pathway, which opens the door for new opportunities to treat pain,” said McIntosh. “We feel that drugs that work by this pathway may reduce burden of opioid use.”
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McIntosh and Olivera collaborated with colleagues from University of Utah, University of Florence, Italy, A.T. Still University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Kineta, Inc., Seattle, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City.
The research was funded by National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Kineta, Inc.