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Amiga Christine Russell wrote yesterday:
Hey Sloan –
How are you? I worry when I don’t see your blog in my email. Your blog is often how I keep up with what’s happening in KW. I hope you are doing well and things are also good with Kari.
Hi, Christine – Thanks for asking. Been using firstname.lastname@example.org to send out the daily email blasts, due to Outlook stopping me, it seems, from using email@example.com for sending out daily email blasts. If Yahoo stops me, too, I probably won’t try to get around that by opening yet another email account. I publish daily at www.goodmorningkeywest.com, usually up by noon. Go there, if you don’t get something by then, see what got cooked up. Today’s Key West’s Good Morning Vietnam knockoff website is a fucking doozie, because yesterday was shit city-squared. It’s up now. Hope you are okay. Sloan
P.S. I should have suggested you look in your junk mail, perhaps my email blasts from firstname.lastname@example.org ended up there.
Jerry Weinstock, M.D., Psychiatry, retired (sometimes), wrote:
you are having a spectrum of experiences——and seem to have expertise in just about everything;
more than enough for a novel –maybe it might hit big time.
maybe the angels can yield spectacular Karma—–best of luck–Jerry
The angels provide the experiences, I try to keep up. The angels provide me with multi-dimensional faculties and perspectives, because the human experiences all have multi-dimensional facets. The angels are experts, real experts, I embarrass them ongoing, but they are stuck with me, it seems, because they don’t have much of a pool of fools from which to pick, who are not hung up on rational thinking, disbelief, rigid thinking, and so forth and so on. I already wrote the novel; it was a dud. The angels need to try another approach, since fiction and telling it straight and poetry work about the same re reaching human beings: not at all. I still think the species should be moved from this planet and put somewhere it has a chance of moving forward; right now, it’s devolving, despite a few idiots moving the other way.
Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman were NOT immediate successes
and I could fill the page with great authors who faced rejection;
BUT WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT WORLD—.
fundamentally dumber the populace.
technology not so good —-for the average person —-if there is such an entity.
Angels expand all your intellectual facilities—–quite incredible…! Jerry.
Jerry also also wrote to me, re his and my recent discussions about my lady Kari in the county jail on Stock Island:
after treating MORE than a hundred patients for all kinds of withdrawal;
over a period of over 40 years maybe you can give me some lessons…
Come on, Jerry. Are you saying Kari’s physical distress – G.I. tract trauma, farting, starving for protein, so she eats lots of carbs and gains lots of weight, and her skin break outs and itching torture – are produced by her not drinking vodka since she went back into the jail last May? Of course she is still suffering withdrawal, she probably will do that for the rest of her life, as do all alcoholics and other drug addicts I have known who stopped using. No doubt, Kari’s withdrawal and addict thinking, which she learned, I imagine, when she was a kid, led to her getting herself in lock down yesterday and perhaps destroying her chances of getting out of there anytime soon. She was doing darn good, and she was frayed to hell because of the physical trauma symptoms I have repeatedly described, and she fucked up, and now who knows what will become of her? See today’s Key West’s Good Morning Vietnam knockoff website post at goodmorningkewyest.com, now up. You have no clue, Jerry, what kind of psychotherapeutic training I have had, and what all kind of people I have treated therapeutically, including psychiatrists and addiction counselors, who were not getting help despite their many efforts to get help. Only someone with great medical insurance coverage, or a lot of money, unless you did it pro bono, could afford your method of treatment, and for a very long time. Kari does not have that kind of money, nor that kind of time. Nor did you offer to help her in that way. You could have offered to visit her in the jail. You could have gone to Sheriff Ramsay about her diet. Sloan
Overall at least 50% of my private practice was and still is PRO BONO !!
the school system enabled me to see “hundreds of children FREE” –they got a
(private foundation to underwrite me after they examined my past history and credentials) .
for your info –consultations at the hospital –paid only if insurance covered it –and
saw many patients without charge–
(however I saw many affluent celebrities –they paid me BIG)
Yes I worked an average of 15 hours a day–and we ate supper around 10:00 PM
and still do.–started my work day around 6 am—( doctor for the jail minimal $$)
You have resilient arrogance I wish I had more of that—–a 12 volume Encyclopedia
probably would not cover what you may not know and haven’t had the training and experience…
however many excellent therapists function the way you probably do—and help people
you have a good heart—–Jerry.
(and fine intellect)
Am inclined to stop this discussion here, publish it as is.
Jerry also wrote to me:
Yes Eisenhower was on target——–military industrial complex uses up most of the money
about 99% of available funds
99 percent? That’s a lot higher than I had read. Do you have a chart or pie or something showing 99 percent? Here’s what I found by googling “US military spending” and opening various links, which appeared in the first of these below:
Military Spending in the United States
Federal Spending: Where Does the Money Go
Federal Budget 101
Mandatory and Discretionary Spending
Interest on Federal Debt Discretionary Spending Mandatory Spending FY2015 Mandatory and Discretionary Spending and Interest on Federal Debt (In 2015 Dollars).
U.S. Military Spending vs. the World
Military vs. Non-Military Spending
Homeland Security Spending
I found incredible cost overruns –can’t go into that now.
MY exaggeration slightly—due to frustration—-Jerry
thanks for your analysis appreciate it.
After sending you what I had found using Google, I thought maybe there were significant military costs, which are not visible in the publicly published reports/statistics: secret projects, black ops. Cost overruns did not occur to me, but I can’t imagine they are not huge. Maybe some, or a lot of money just went into somebody’s pocket or offshore bank account.
The Facebook thread I published yesterday on US military spending grew more legs, one participant views constant US at war as normal and necessary now, or that’s how it comes across to me.