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  1. Empty Barrels

    by , 06-26-2019 at 01:41 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Empty Barrels Make the Most Noise.

    For something else that I am writing, I have been thinking about evolution of humans. It is somewhat surprising that intelligence didnít increase in similar amounts to all people during evolution, but has been noted that there is considerable breadth in the range of "normal intelligence".

    This came to mind in regard to drunks, bums, petty criminals, the mentally ill, and the underclass, those who are outside the economy ...
  2. Treating the Insane

    by , 07-29-2016 at 03:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For the last few decades the mentally ill have been treated largely on an outpatient basis. And, as I pointed out in my post on homelessness, most homeless people in the U.S.A. have some sort of mental illness. Some mornings a guy who believes a number of conspiracy theories sits near in Starbucks and treats me to his theories. Yesterday he admitted that he hears voices. This morning a quiet, pleasant guy I am acquainted with was punched in the face on a bus by a woman who is fairly mad. It is pretty ...
  3. Getting Them Off the Streets

    by , 07-21-2016 at 05:03 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Comments about homelessness in the U.S.A.

    Here in Amherst, Massachusetts the issue of homelessness has become a major thing recently because of some rather unpleasant people who seem to like to stay in public view. There have been homeless people here for decades, or longer, but that is true of all college towns. In the past, most of the homeless people had the good sense to be polite and keep a low profile, and those who were not polite usually were rather clearly mentally ill. For ...

    Updated 07-26-2016 at 02:18 PM by PeterL

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  4. Regarding Stupidity and Homelessness

    by , 06-08-2016 at 01:56 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A few days ago I started a thoughtful and detailed blog on the problem of homelessness in the U.S.A., its causes, and suggestions for correcting the problem. After considering the matter more carefully, I realized that I was wasting my time, because the fundamental problem is stupidity, plain and simple. I realize that this is somewhat oversimplified, but when we get down to the nitty-gritty thatís whatís there. But I will admit to over-generalizing. I am somewhat familiar with the homeless population ...
  5. Ill Fitting

    by , 09-14-2015 at 07:33 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    At some point is the past I wrote about how most people end up working in a field that doesnít suit them. I wonít repeat that, but I just want to particularize it to people running for President of the U.S.A. and people who have served as President.

    ďIt turns out that about half the presidents between George Washington and Richard M. Nixon suffered from some sort of psychiatric disorder.Ē (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/art...tric_heal.html) I hadnít ...
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