Open thread September 9, 2012 Dan Crawford | September 8, 2012 9:31 am Tags: open thread Comments (7) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Not many people would say this. You’ve got some guts. I will say this, though. If you don’t want to alienate any readers, you’re going to have to stop generalizing so much. IFSC CodesMaybe you should try seeing both sides of this issue instead of assuming that yours is the only valid opinion.IFSC Codes
The DEA continues to fight a brave battle in the war on drugs, and is ramping up a critical front in that war – making nursing homes do more paperwork.
Mrs. R. is now some sort of designated special agent RN, which in English means she can forward certain narcotic orders to the pharmacy when the physician is not physically in the building, involving of course a lot more paperwork.
Why do so many people hate the government?
why do so many people demand a war on drugs?
STR, Whenever I see silly, I assume it is an easy out to constituent complaints from excessively noisy people.
Whenever people scream something should be done, critters send directives to agencies to set up a committee to find a solution. Solutions tend to be bureaucratic paperwork.
Everyone is happy except the person with extra duties. That person doesn’t make noise for some reason.
coberly, People demand a war on drugs because they don’t understand the subject. If you do start a conversation, it goes similar to the one on health care solutions only stories from Canada become stories from The Netherlands. And so forth. It’s interesting to just bait a good warrior with the suggestion that all drugs, including addictive drugs, should be legal and handled through the medical/pharmacy system if necessary. Look how stupid they set up medical marijuana delivery. If they wanted it on prescription, it should be in a pharmacy, not in a non-pharmacy retail store. If they want it in a non-pharmacy retail store they should legalize all sales. (IMO, of course.)
Sorry folks, very off topic and not informative.
i will say that “why war on drugs” was my answer to rusty’s “why hate government.”
he blames government for all the paperwork.. but the paperwork is created by the war on drugs which the people who hate government are in favor of.
perhaps you were speaking rhetorically but the person with the extra paperwork doesn’t make noise because “it’s a job.” and of course it doesn’t pay to make noise if you need the job. being a chronic noise maker i sometimes felt that those who don’t make noise had sold their souls, but i think they are actually just living the ordinary life of quiet desperation that the rest of us settle into when we see our noise does no one any good.
coberly, i’ll do the off topic:
this article at the WSJ: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/09/11/most-labor-force-drop-outs-in-august-had-jobs/?mod=WSJBlog
Of the 7.4 million people who left the labor force in August, well over half — 4.1 million — had been employed in July.
They’re going back to school, quitting work to raise children or, probably most often, retiring. Indeed, as the U.S. population has aged, there’s been a gradual, long-term rise in the number of employed workers retiring and leaving the labor force.
to which i respond in comments:
ok, the august non-instiutional population was 243.5 million, the civilian labor force was 154.6 million
its quite newsworthy that more than 1% of the population might have retired in one month..
that will deplete the social security trust fund much sooner than the SSA or CBO projections…
speaking entirely without knowledge, it may be that july is a preferred month to retire… i wouldn’t know. and it may be true that a lot of kids go back to school.
but it also seems likely to me that by definition a “drop out” had a job prior to dropping out.
glad to know all those ladies are quitting work to have children. that should open up a lot of jobs and reduce the unemployment rate. and of course the kids will grow up and get jobs and reduce the strain the boomers will be putting on SS.