War Criminals Are Popular, This Century

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Jason R…

“Most Admired Man”

Jason Ross: Barack Obama Most Admired Man for 11th Straight Year: Gallup:
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/barack-obama-most-admired-man-for-11th-straight-year-gallup-1411366467585

Rayn: War criminals are real popular this century!

Hating Those Who “Spread Preventable Transmittable Disease”

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Jason R…

Jason R.: It’s Time to Admit That Anti-Vaxxers are Terrorists:
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2019/02/anti-vaxxers-are-terrorists-that-kill-and-harm-children/

Rayn: If it’s legit to label those who do not consent to vaccinations as “terrorists” then all of the originally-hated groups who spread “preventable transmittable disease” deserve the same. 😉

Discussing Public Schooling

The following correspondence took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance…

“Public School”

Daniel Sv.: Who believes that public schooling is not necessarily conducive for acquiring a well rounded education?

Kelly B.: Well, a friend was paying for her son to go to a Catholic School where the teachers were not certified & I helped him study a list of spelling words & they were misspelled. Also, the NYTimes did a huge cover story on the ruse of private schooling. Many teachers are not qualified & you are paying for a name. Maybe it depends on the schools available? I grew up in Western PA & I had openly gay teachers back in the 1970’s. I would say that that was fairly progressive.

Rayn: “I have never let my [public] schooling interfere with my education.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Arrested for Saving Animal Lives Without a License During Hurricane Florence

I originally posted the following correspondence took place upon my Facebook wall…

Rayn: Saving Pets Without a Permit: Good Samaritan Arrested After Helping Animals Survive Florence:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/22/florence-good-samaritan-arrested-after-helping-pets-during-storm/1397025002/

Stacie T.: I’m confused. Amoxicillin and tramadol are not over the counter drugs. Where did they come from? If they were prescribed by a vet before the storm, she’s no more guilty of practicing veterinary medicine without a license than a pet boarder would be if I went on vacation and left my dog there with her ear infection meds.

Rayn: You can definitely get fish and bird amoxicillin at any pet store, without a prescription. Besides this, at farm supply stores, you can get amoxicillin for chickens and certain livestock without a prescription, too. Since they’re each about the same concentration, proper administration really just involves getting the dosage correct, based on weight.

Rayn: This calls for a poetic “variation on a theme.” *ahem* “It is better to have saved lives without a license, than never to have saved lives, at all”

Rayn: Definitely has more soul than the Statist version… “It is better to have let your neighbor’s animals die, than ever to have saved them without paying the State for that official piece of paper that ensures the safety of all parties, involved.”

Stacie T.: I’m just confused because, even from the statist point of view, I don’t see how they could have arrested her on those charges if it’s otc and/or prescribed. I could see the unlicensed shelter charge being applicable, albeit immoral, but not practicing medicine.

The Pathology of Political Progressivism

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I posted a quote shared by an acquaintance…

Rayn:

“Political Progressivism in the USA is an ideology that currently holds it to be an egregious wrong to refer disparagingly to women but considers it hunky-dory to kill them and their children with drone rockets. The evidence in this regard seems to me to be a matter of record and beyond dispute.”

~Robert Higgs

“But, Obama dropped *humanitarian* bombs on the innocent civilians of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Somalia! Plus, democrats actually welcome any survivors of our ‘aid’ to come and live in America! Unlike those racist Republicans, the left cares about refugees!”

Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocents 90% of the Time in Afghanistan, in Just a Single Five-Month Campaign:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_us_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

Jeb Bush Recommends Obama Give ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Brother on Foreign Policy:
https://www.politico.com/story/2012/06/jeb-obama-owes-george-a-hat-tip-077155

US Drone Strikes Could be Classed as War Crimes, Says Amnesty International:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/amnesty-us-officials-war-crimes-drones

Ryan H.: I enjoyed what you added to the post. Nice work Rayn.