Cause and Effect Has The Connection Been Lost?


Some things I have been thinking about in no particular order.

Hellman’s Mayonnaise advertises that it is made with “ real ingredients,” what would Hellman’s taste and look like if it was made of “ unreal ingredients”?

Does the cost of drugs in the US in effect subsidize the cost of drugs in foreign countries? If US drug prices were to drop would those in foreign countries drop or rise?

Does the relatively low cost of gas in the US drive the high price of gas in most other countries?

Does it really matter “when “ we run out of oil?

Do pipeline deniers understand that pipelines are probably the safest most efficient way to move almost anything liquid?

If dogs could talk what would they teach us?

Is it a fact that the only possible replacement for fossil fuels are nuclear ones?

Does the presence of student loans cause the price of college to rise?

IS there a cause and effect relationship between colleges building rich buildings and paying for them with student loans?

Does the presence of medical insurance drive the continual rise in the cost of medical treatment?

Does the power and expense of the American military in effect subsidize all allied nations who have a defense pact with the US?

On the immigration issue where is the line to be drawn between no immigration and open borders?

On gun safety is it possible that rather than registering gun sales and depending on point of sale control we should code drivers licenses social security cards, passport visas, green cards and other forms of ID’ to show if a person is not allowed to purchase weapons?

Were there more or less guns per household 100 years ago?

What would a moderate do if the presidential election comes down to a choice between Bernie and Donald?

Is it true that the problem is not with the Affordable Care Act it is with the “ends justify the means” way in which it was presented and passed?

Is it true that the ACA is out of the bottle and although it may be modified, no matter what the Republican candidates say, it will not be repealed.

Is it true that the words in No Child Left Behind and Every Child Succeeds have exactly the same meaning ?

Why do we consistently allow politicians, we agree with, to lie to us?

When did we forget the work of children is play?

Must we consider the real possibility that the next aggressive nuclear device will probably be delivered in a pickup truck rather on the head of a missile or dropped as a bomb?

Do we watch football and boxing in the same way that the Romans watched gladiators and is that a symptom of societal breakdown?

They shoot horses don’t they?

Why is there obsession with the whiteness of the Oscars but none about the blackness of the NBA All- Star game?

Why do states sanction the lottery while refusing to sanction other forms of gambling with much better odds for the consumer?

Will the 2016 election truly present a Hobson’s Choice i.e. a true lose-lose proposition?

Is it an indictment of our society that some words have totally lost their shock value while others have been banned?

If you get something for nothing do you get what you paid for?

If college becomes free will at least two things happen, will the value of a college degree decline while social security will lose 4 or 5 years of income off the top and the federal government will be paying out for 5 years of college and then receiving less back for the next 40 ( make that 50 because the retirement age is gunna go up ?

How many American children would or could walk 5 miles every day for water to drink?

How many American children would accept an outdoor privy in 5 below zero weather?

Why do otherwise intelligent people repeat posts on facebook that if they thought about it would realize that it is at best a half truth or unsourced?

Has facebook become the “back fence” of the neighborhood?

Is caring for an aging dog preparation for caring for an aging parent?

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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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