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How Can We Win Back The American Dream in the U.S.A. in 2021 and Beyond?

There is a sense of hopelessness and lack of resources in the U.S.A. For many Americans there appears to be a huge obstruction and near impossible path to realize the ever illusive American Dream. I believe in the American dream narrative. I grew up believing in that dream. To me the meaning of American Dream is an opportunity given to anyone to become successful with hard and honest work without injustice. Coming from another country as the new immigrant parents’ oldest son, going through the lengthy process to become a Naturalized Citizen of this greatest democratic country founded upon by the People, who desperately wanted freedom from monarchy, liberty to live in a free society where the justice rules and meritocracy is rewarded . Even at young age of 14 years old I knew the stark difference between an oppressive government ruled by a dictator under which I lived all 14 years, and a free democratic country, the U.S.A., our new home.

During the last thirty years there were slowly increasing signs of erosion in American people’s trust in our country’s most visible institutions. As we slowly found out the Nixon’s Watergate details, how the Vietnam War was started with lies, Reagan’s Drugs for Arms to support insurrection of Sandinistas against Nicaraguan government, Catholic institutional lies and cover-ups of the numerous pedophilic priests, San Jose Mercury News revealing the crack cocaine epidemic in California and how it started, systemic neglect of mentally disabled people by shuttering and permanently defunding mental institutions resulting in massive influx of homeless population and rising street drug use and the list goes on and on until the most recent events leading up to electing a president who mocked our government and the constitution.

Now just the last four tumultuous years the American dream became less and less plausible and even possible. In the minds of many the hopelessness grew to its worst level than at any other time for the individuals to achieve equality, justice, equal access to quality education, appropriate payments for their labor, humane and respectful treatment from others and the idea that as long as you abide by law, work hard and save, you can get ahead to reach the middle class incomes with equal protection from the law in a stable society where you can live free. The reason for this change was not too obvious, but everywhere we were seeing the signs of the decay and destruction of the American dream. The despair and impoverished looks in homeless people and the sight of insurrectionists destroying our capitol building, rampant usage of drugs, ever widening disparity between the rich and the poor, the way the government entities treating people of color, refugees, and frequent mass killings associated with gun violence,  hateful comments against others with different ideas in social media, etc, etc. The impoverished mind and spirit showed in every fiber and aspect of our lives. The America is sick and the American dream is ever shrinking idea consumed by the cancer that is not yet fully diagnosed and worse yet, not treatable.

I think the healing of our nation and the collective idea of American dream must occur by fixing the poverty of our people. What I mean by Poverty is the impoverished state of mind of our many citizens, who had lost the vision of hope in our government, lost the sight of reaching for higher ideals and goals, of servicing others and embracing the ideals of our forefathers who constructed this idea of a country built on the foundation of freedom, justice and equal opportunity for those people who are willing to work hard. We the Americans left no one behind. We the Americans were not selfish. We the Americans embraced others in needs. We the Americans volunteered to fight till death against Tyrannical government, Communism, Religious terrorists and valued every person in need. I remember when our former president, Bill Clinton, went over to North Korea to bring back two Asian-American journalists captured by the North Korean military. That gesture was so symbolic of what this country was all about. I was moved just like everyone else by this act of humanitarianism of the best of American government and the ideals that she stood for. 

The American Dream can and must go on. There is not much hope for the humans if we let this experiment in new governance to wither away like all of the best ideas going back to the Greece and Renaissance periods. We the People should embrace the ideals that our forefathers sacrificed their lives for.

How do we fight back this cancerous hopelessness?  I believe that it all starts from us individually. We must do the act. We must get back to health. In order to fight the disease, we need to start by critically viewing the source of the problem. The source is our own skepticism, mistrust, selfishness, embracing violence, fearful of our neighbors and strangers, countless hours spent watching and believing the falsehood in social media, engaging in disposable cultures, starting from disposable plastic kitchen wares to discarding the marriage vows and other promises. Just as a starter, we should begin by picking up the trash everywhere we go, whether it is a beach, street, shopping center, our own backyards or neighborhoods. We should volunteer for our country. We should volunteer as a family unit to feed the hungry people, homeless people, build housing for them. We should join at least one or two green movements to heal our planet. We should engage in positive social interactions in our social medial. Spend less on selfish things and spend more on helping others. It all starts from within ourselves. Don’t be the bystanders as our American Dream is being drained away, like the dry sand of the time marking slowly the end of our dream falling hopelessly between our outstretched fingers hoping that someone else will hold our hands and help us when we hold our dream in our own hands.  

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F. S. Lee, M.D. 
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Seaspiracy: Netflix New Documentary Movie

FeaturedSeaspiracy: Netflix New Documentary Movie
Tunas being herded
Prediction in the film
Seaspiracy

March 31, 2021

I watched this alarming Netflix documentary yesterday. It was very well done in exposing the sickening whale killings by Japanese Fishing Industry, Commercial Fishing Industry’s major impact in decimating the sea life with overfishing around the world and discarded nets killing massive amounts of fishes and other inhabitants of the oceans much more than plastics, climate changes and straws.

The most revealing thing about this movie was the money trail that the director went to search behind the non-profit organizations set up to protect the marine life. It turns out that the NGOs are almost all supported by the Commercial Fishing Industry and are all very corrupt in pointing the blames of the marine ecosystem failure to plastics and straws and oil spills instead of pointing out the hidden truth of the devastating destruction of marine lives and our ocean by the commercial fishing industries.

The 1 hour 29 min. documentary directed by a British filmaker Ali Tabrizi is a must watch for our generation to preserve the life of our sea and ultimately the life of our human species.

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Francis Sangwon Lee, M.D.

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Why Doctors Need to Dress Professionally!

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Why Doctors Need to Dress Professionally!

March 31, 2021

Today at the end of March was a Doctor’s day. Each day of the year I feel really blessed to be a well-trained surgeon with a busy general surgical practice. I have put many years and countless hours learning from my patients injuries and illnesses and tried to practice how I would want to be treated with respect and dignity.

Lately I have noticed a pattern in my profession of dressing comfortably, dressing down, wearing only scrubs or shirts that are open or crew neck and often with generic gown with multiple stains, holes and dirt sometimes even blood. Doctors often walk around with tennis shoes and sandals to make rounds.

The dressing comfortably and dressing down during the working hours for surgeons and general medical doctors began about the time that I became a full attending physician in 1993. Looking back the last 27 years, each year more and more of my colleagues began to dress more comfortably and not pay attention to their attire. The dressing down syndrome began to spread slowly and became a norm when the insurance companies and HMO began to address the physicians as PROVIDERS.

This practice of dressing comfortably at work place for the doctors were not allowed in my training days. I remember my medical school surgical department chairman always had white shirt and ties when he made rounds. His name was Dr. Williams from Johns Hopkins. Later during 1988 – 1993 I had a privilege of learning from two iconic surgeons in Wichita, Kansas during my internship and surgical residency years, Dr. George Farha-Chairman and Master Surgeon and Dr. Fred Chang-Chairman of the Surgical Residency and Master Surgeon. Both of these gentlemen and skillful surgeons always wore professional attires. Only time that I saw them rounding with their scrubs were between the cases but rarely. Usually during the early morning rounds they had conservative ties and during the clinical office hours, they always wore shirt, tie, white gown with their names clearly embroidered and stethoscope in the white coat pocket.

The attitude and perception between people do change when you dress up for the important occasion of meetings and interaction. The study has shown that if you dress professionally, even in public places such as in airplane or restaurants, the staffs and servers pay more attention to you. Same with the patients in my opinion. I believe that Doctors should really respect their patients and others by dressing up during their routine rounds, office work.

It would be acceptable if you are on call or busy with surgeries and have to wear the required scrubs for surgeries and making emergency room visits and hospital rounds while wearing a white professional gowns with clean surgical scrubs underneath. However, in all other times whether you are at the office or making hospital rounds or attending one of many meetings and conferences, a physician should wear a professional attire.

I believe that we live in a modern day of comfortable living; however, the 12 years of elementary, junior high and senior high school education plus 4 years of undergraduate and 4 years of medical school and 5 years of residency post graduate doctoral training should give you a certified title of professional and along with it the Professional Look and Attitude from you and expect the same professional attitude back from your patients and colleagues.

It is a small but startlingly important first step to regain the trust and respect from the Insurance Company and the Patients. The slow erosion of the respect for the professional physicians and distrust by the public of the noble profession should stop by our professional demeanor and attitudes.

Many of us are now depressed, angry and despondent. Anhedonia is seen in many of my colleagues. Bereaved by decreasing pay, frequent denial of payments for our service, non-compliant patients, verbal threats of law-suits from misbehaving and entitled patients, overt mistrust, demands for narcotics and other unnecessary treatments, and many other instances where the administrators or business people dictate how we practice our medicine from the eyes of profit-driven system can dishearten us. The countless hours of being awakened in the middle of the night for simple but totally unnecessary calls for minor requests from the uncaring nurses, emergency room staffs and even some patients are too much at times on top of six to seven hours of computer charting and electronic medical records keeping mandated by rules and regulations set up by the hospitals and government, who do not reimburse anything for the added work.

These are hopeless times for the physicians and surgeons. We lost some of our pride and love for why we began the journey of saving lives. The noble profession has suffered great deal but the important work remains. While I am performing the surgeries and seeing the positive results in most of my patients, I feel grateful. I feel empowered and proud in most of the time. After full day of ten different types of surgeries and seeing twenty some patients and making rounds on ten in-patients and seeing four to five new emergency room consultations, the day seems too short for changing into the professional attire for the clinic. However, I must insist that we do our best to dress properly and professionally. It all starts with a white shirt and a tie and dress pants with proper leather shoes to show to others that I and we the physicians do honor our profession with professional attires.

What to do to instill dreams, aspirations, goals and ambition to our children, kids, younger generation!

FeaturedWhat to do to instill dreams, aspirations, goals and ambition to our children, kids, younger generation!

March 14, 2021

To all of you parents and grandparents and also educators and maybe concerned citizens of the U.S.A. what is the biggest huddle and obstacle of making this country better and better? Of course the answer lies in our future generations who will carry our torch of creating a more peaceful, democratic, rich, clean, healthy, friendly, advanced and strong country. In order to achieve this feat we have to educate our children to have better than average education, aspiration, morality, empathy, strength, will and ambition to carry on the work of our ancestors and ourselves. We strived for years to create a country which was empathetic toward other less developed and less free countries. We strived for the well-being of all of us in the entire world including the animals, plants, other citizens and shared ideals. Now for some reason we the parents forgot to instill the same ideals to our children. We stopped teaching and showing our kids the importance of the dream, hope and ambition to make this country the leader that it used to be. What happened?

we see the lack of our efforts in many fronts. We are obese, lazy, dirty, lacking truthfulness, money hungry, drug dependent, complacent about everything, cheating, lying, stealing, bullying, disrespectful, unfriendly, isolated and totally ignorant. We lack the history lessons of our past fathers and mothers and ancestors in our classroom and our homes. We don’t know why we used to have it so good in sixties, seventies and even eighties. Now in the early beginning of 21st century in the year of 2021, we absolutely are lacking the drive, ambition and we have not instilled the needed ambition and dreams to our children.

What happened? America? We see the telltale sign of sickness in our soul of our leaders. Look at the once great speakers and leaders in the house of Congress and White House. The brave leaders became the laughing stock of other countries with limited vision and lack of education. The America that I once loved and revered was known to have the best academic centers, universities and education system that was so respected and revered. The meritocracy which was the norm and respected gave away to Legacy Admissions and plagiarism so rampant and so outrageously displayed in the best of the academia, that the whole world is watching with wonder that America has lost its mind.

This all began with the rotting selfishness that began its ugly start at the end of the Vietnam War. When we started seeing the loss of American dream by drugging ourselves. We began to notice how the parents couldn’t wait to get our kids to be independent at the tender age of 18 and throw them out on their own, but never taught them mature and grow and be self-sufficient. Many turned to borrowing to go to school and therefore, being indebted for many many years becoming essentially indentured servants to the massive financial industry and banks. The mental fortitude and ambition become smothered once you are under the pressure of making interest payments, which are like the choking yokes around you neck making your spirit completely broken. Like the ox that are ploughing the field, once the proud bull roamed the countryside, now completely neutered and shacked to the yolk with broken spirit. How many kids nowadays look toward the alternative reality of inner matrix of game playing and role playing and completely devoid of any desire, ambition to be creative, to thrive, to live and to build? Not too many young architects, craftsman, builders, inventors come out of our youths. We are lacking serious doses of new ambition.

The solution is not to crack down on our kids in mass with incarceration, imprisonment, public bashing, belittling and punishment. No the real culprit is you reading this. The real guilty party is us the parents. Stop what you are doing now and start fresh. We need to cultivate the culture of the following: Lose the entitlement package. Stop giving them Playstations, X-boxes, iPhones, Prescription Drugs, etc. Give them jobs. Crete jobs to do. Give them a task with responsibility on every age level. Keep them under your care whether they are sixteen or thirty until they muster enough energy, skills, empathy, will, ambition and most importantly the sense of civility to you and others before you let them out on their own. Stop giving them drugs such as Fructose, Sugar, Caffein, Adderalls, Anti-depressants, and junk foods and instant stuffs, and give them a lesson of lifetime by sending them to serve the neighborhood, county, and the country. Send them to do a job that is meaningful early in life and later in their youths. Keep them in service for their church, Peacecorp, branches of military, medical missions, etc. Have you and your kids go out to the homeless shelters and start cleaning up the camp site and bathe the people, establish a public bathroom, build an outdoor shelters, put up some shower stalls, clean up the mess that we helped to create.

Let’s do this today. Give your kids a meaningful existence. Let’s make a change. Then your kids will become useful, caring, empathetic, leaders, mature followers, true Americans.

By F.S.L.

Caffeine and Sugar Addiction: What will happen and how to reverse this trend?

FeaturedCaffeine and Sugar Addiction: What will happen and how to reverse this trend?

March 17, 2021

I have seen the steady rise of the sugar consumption in the U.S.A. for the past thirty years. Starting in the mid 1970’s up until just few years ago the grocery shelves were filled with sugar laden boxes of processed foods starting with cereals, cookies, Twinkie, pies, Gatorades, Coca Cola, ice cream, frozen foods, tomato sauce, peanut butter, apple sauce, strawberry jam, breads, gums, Country Time Lemonade, Hershey’s chocolate bar, Izze, Red Bull, Sunny Delight, the list goes on and on. It is rare to find any processed, boxed foods that do not contain some form of sweetener, sugar, fructose, some form of glucose to enhance the taste. Then there is caffein in our drinks. The biggest example is coffee type of drinks. There are multitude of coffee drinks starting with Starbuck’s drinks, Frappuccino, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Ice Tea, Thai Tea, Boba Drinks. Worst still is that all of these drinks are full of sugar on top of heavy duty caffein.

With the rampant availability of these foods and drinks containing high amount of caffein and sugar, the consumption of these foods have steadily increased in our society, and at the same time the obesity epidemic has begun. Initially it was difficult to associate the consumption of the simple sugar laden foods to the beginning of obesity. Nevertheless, it is now understood that the kids who consume much of the sugar foods and caffein tend to be much more obese. Granted that the lack of physical activity also contribute somewhat to the obesity epidemic, but the biggest culprit is the sugar in our foods. More and more the people are also addicted to the caffeinated drinks drenched in sugar. The two chemicals go well together. If you drink caffein plus sugar, both create instant short burst of energy due to simple sugar crossing the blood brain barrier giving brain instant energy and the added wakefulness, alertness of caffein provide a sense of well-being and fully charged euphoria. However, this sense of well-being is only short lived since our physiologic mechanism to balance the high sugar intake with release of insulin kicks in just after a few minutes. With the delayed response of our pancreas to the infusion of massive amount of sugar in our blood stream, there is inevitable crash of the sugar high. The episodic hypoglycemia usually described as sense of weakness, dizziness, even shaky feeling make the people who are already addicted to the sugar and caffein to crave more sugar and caffein. This vicious cycle will continue until you body had too much of sugar and the excess sugar and similar carbohydrates are stored as fatty acids accumulating in our midriff. Eventually the excess fat are stored in various parts of our body including liver, guts, under the skin, etc. This has become so prevalent that we see the resultant nationwide alert for obesity epidemic.

What happens to a country which the majority of the citizens are addicted to these two widely available chemicals. If we do not wake up from this stupor, foggy trip in the land of sugar and caffein, both highly addictive and sold unchecked, we will face a sickness related to high sugar and caffeine addiction. It had already happened. The biggest reason for diabetes is obesity which stems the sugar high diet with cyclic hypoglycemia and craving for the sugar and stimulants such as caffeine. These all go hand in hand to increase the sickness that lead to higher medical bills and loss of human capital and productivity. It is this obesity related diseases that keep the doctors awake at nights. Diabetes associated with obesity result in various deadly diseases starting with obvious heart attacks, kidney diseases, limb losses, blindness, diabetic ketoacidosis, stroke on and on. It wasn’t too long ago that our military is in trouble due to obesity epidemic. Many young people cannot serve as a fire fighter or police due to the obesity.

Good news is that public education and documentaries such as “Super Size Me” released in 2004 and “Forks over Knives” released in 2011 are slowly turning the public sentiments about the ills of our diet and habits. We are slowly educating the mass about the direct correlation of obesity to our diet. The positive news is that even the fast food franchises are embracing some form of healthy meals and reluctantly offering it as an option. I see at least some of the restaurants catering to the healthier diet choices are slowly gaining traction. The bad news is that these efforts in educating the public and changing the dietary habits are too slow and not successful enough. What are the staple diet that the most Americans eat? The popular dining choices for breakfast is still Egg McMuffin, donuts, coffee, hash brown, pancake, fried eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, Starbuck’s Vanilla Latte Grande, sausages, etc. What is the most popular foods for lunch? Starting with the school lunch menu right down to the workers in the society, Pizza, Salisbury steaks smothered in gravy served with french fries, vending machine chocolate bars, Subway sandwich, fried chicken, hamburgers and fries, tacos, quesadillas, sodas, nachos, meatloaf, etc. The irradiated meat processed and warmed up for our kids in public school systems are still quite prevalent since it is the cheaper and safer option than real meat that is cooked in the cafeteria. The radical changes made in 1970’s to cut the cost down on school cafeteria meant first to reduce the cafeteria staffs, outsourcing the meals to the outside vendors who bring in mass produced junk foods to the mouths of our children regardless of the quality as long as it met the minimal requirements of standards set without the calories, fat, sugar and sodium contents.

The sugar and caffeine dependency must stop. The popular practice of substituting fat with sweetners must also stop. The idle and lazy attitudes of the parents watching and accepting whatever the school cafeteria serves as safe and acceptable foods to our children for lunch and sometimes even breakfast must stop. We the parents and the citizens must be involved in what goes in to our children and ourselves. We really should monitor what is happening. With our voice, movements and educating oneself to the reality of the grocery stores, profit oriented massive food marketing machines, popular corner stores peddling in sugar and caffein should be carefully avoided. Why drug ourselves and our kids with sugar and caffein? Let’s stop this madness and start evaluation of first our school cafeteria. Demand that our tax payer’s money goes to healthy cooked meals in school. Demand that our public schools do away with outsourcing the lunch. Bring back the responsible, caring school kitchen staffs who actually know what to cook and publish the healthy dietary cooking so that parents can have clear understanding and open transparent menu items that are served each day to our children. Let’s also do a quiet revolution against food industry that cater to obese epidemic. Let’s quickly examine the illness causing food items and avoid them. Read the food labels and understand them. Look at the calories and contents of hidden sugars and caffein. Boycott the easy, cheap but still dangerous foods. Let’s vote with our money and our knowledge. The whole foods and organic foods revolution has begun. Humane treatment of our domesticated animals have begun. Let’s join the movements of dietary enlightenment, People. The time has come.

Good Luck.

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Challenges with Covid 19

Monday, April 6, 2020

Right now we are facing the biggest challenge that America has faced ever in this century. It equals the Vietnam War and Korean War. It will slowly rise up to the World War II level of challenge by the sheer numbers of casualties. American casualties was 418,000 people. If the U.S. government figure for potential fatalities of Covid 19 are true, it will be somewhere close to over 100,000 casualties. The numbers are staggering. However, the death rate is extremely high, and the fear that generated across this proud nation is crippling our soul and economy.

Now is the time to reflect and be courageous. The challenges that we are facing is as follows. We need to be kind to each other. We need to volunteer more. We need to rebuild the stocks in America. We need to get back to work to build up the essential and non essential industry and stop giving the labors to other third world countries to prop up the communism and fund the fundamentalism which will come back and bite us in the long run. Look how China and Pakistan are treating the U.S.A. They are calling us an enemy when we fed them the technology to build our iPhones, IBM and Lithium Ion batteries and gave them all of the technological knowledge. We don’t make anything close to what we use and need in time of crisis. Do not wait until the crisis gets us.

What we have been doing is to rely on the industrial hunger and poverty of Chinese people to make money but give away all of the essential labor intensive works such as textile industry, heavy metal industry, automotive parts industry, high tech industry, computer industry, printing industry, shipping industry, and food industry. Our imports from China amounts to almost everything that we use. Even the most mundane things as N95 masks are not manufactured here. Almost all of the employment in the U.S.A. are useless service sectors. Banking, fast food, delivery, hotel management, house cleaning, dog sitting, professional students, government workers, nursing home attendants, toll booth operators, Uber and Lyft drivers, Census workers, etc, etc. The majority of the workforce in the U.S.A. had deviated from the manufacturing and solid factory workers to service industry. Now we are paying the price. The experts in key industries and the skilled workers are long gone and what we have left are mostly service industry people who are used to easy 8 hours of work leaving no useful products other than lip service and computer trails. We are cyber trash collectors and over consumers. What we are and become are the shadows of the former industrial giants.

We remember fondly people like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Wrights’ Brothers as the iconic heroes but we never wanted to follow their footsteps of hard work and repeated attempts to succeed. We became complacent and generally useless. Now with Covid-19 litmus test, we are finding out that from the top dogs down to the very bottom of the society, we became useless, overweight whiners.

Our challenge are now up front of our face. We must face the music or we will die like Roman Empire and Mongols. We will face the requiem of death sooner than later. We must mobilize our young and old to start volunteering to promote industrialization, bring back the manufacturing jobs, make essential products at home. Do not give money to corporations to subsidize the other countries and get a tax break for moving their manufacturing to China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Cambodia and Vietnam. We must stand firm and start building the national network of Electrical Bullet train system. We know now that Airline industries are fragile. Our polluting aging jet planes are and shall be grounded. The jet fuel consumption and air quality are poor. The danger imposed by poorly trained pilots and aging airplanes and lack of interest from the public to fly in a cattle cart in the air will create demise. The cruise ship industry will die. Our aging train tracks and old fossil fuel consuming train system should be abolished. We need electrified bullet train system for national mobilization. This means construction of massive scale. Almost all youths who have no real job should be trained to build the national net work of bullet train and electrical grid system with renewable energy source. We must use all of the solar power and wind energy. We should use the maximal power from the sun to power our national bullet train system and teach Canada and Mexico to use the same system and eventually connect the Central America, South America and Alaska and Canada to be on the same system so that we can travel to Argentina with one ticket.

We should learn from Japan Railroad system so that we can have private entity work closely with the government’s foresight and planning commission to create a network of flawless bullet train system with exact standard to minimize any derailment, unnecessary train collisions and cross traffic crossings and connect all major and minor cities with bullet train system. The cost will be phenomenal but the payout will be miraculous. We should start it today and not wait for tomorrow. We need to get off of the concrete hell and perpetual money sucking and money pit highway system and polluting airline system. We should embrace our challenges and renew our pride as a nation and become the international leader and stop the financial support to communist and Jihadist.

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Ambition

April 3, 2020

I am seeing the America as I have never seen it before. The COVID 19 Pandemic crisis is unfolding as I write this. The daily death toll is rising as never before seen in this lifetime. The fledgling federal government without a leader with some semblance of thoughtfulness and preparedness and intelligence and bare, naked ambition of trying to achieve their own ends by the politicians in Washington, D.C., the bastion of naked ambition lead me to believe that for the first time I see what it means to live in a dying empire.

The Roman Empire was killed by its own unashamed Senators of displaying the kind of unchecked, naked and selfish ambition. Look at what’s happening to the leaders of the two parties who have shown no sense of morality or patriotism. Only pure unadulterated selfish decision making based on shameless ambition to get ahead of others, selling stocks based on the inside tip as a part of National Intelligence Committee, the Senate Majority Leader sitting on 200 plus bills and only concentrating nominating judges with questionable moral and ethics. From the top down, the dying American Empire is crumbling.

This country was the last bastion of morality and ethics. Actually when such as evil communism philosophy was rearing its head cloaked in nationalism, only the American moral idealism prevailed to curtail the tens of millions of world wide massacres. American idealism based on true beliefs in sanity of human lives and democracy triumphed over the naked ambition of Hitler and his cronies. The international crisis were prevented over and over again with the well-prepared, coordinated efforts led by intelligent U.S. government and its leadership time and time again with effective confrontations of evil in fight against North Korean communism during 1950 to 1953 Korean War, saving millions of South Korean lives.

Now with the virus that knows no boundaries or borders, the pure evil naked ambition displayed wantonly by our leaders are paying its heaviest toll on American lives. Ultimately the Republic based on morality and ethics must look at the face of the enemy squarely and accept the challenges that lie ahead. We must be intelligent and honest. The naked and blind ambition is our enemy No. 1. We need to start a renewed call for patriotism and destroy the selfish ambition shown daily. When the ambition in its purest form is all good and is a wonderful fuel to individual’s rise from poverty, ignorance and mechanism to better oneself turn into a fuel for evil selfishness and used in its mercilessly unchecked fashion now seen in our country, we must chop it off at its roots like Medussa’s demise. The selfish ambition, the naked ambition displayed by many should be a warning to use all that the end of Empire and beginning of third world in every way should be reversed by the band of patriotic leaders. We must educate ourselves and work in transparent democracy to vote, write and read into the future where the leaders that we choose are truly philosophers, intelligent leaders who can take the blame and work them out.

We need to remind ourselves to read the history, put our youths to serve others, teach them to read and think and ponder, participate and value the true core beliefs in ethics and morality. We cannot teach, we must act and behave. We need to say that ambition should be checked, and rechecked so that the fuel for success is used for good and not evil. Cut the heads of Medussa and navigate this big ship away from the disaster. We cannot sink this great nation. We must bring hope. Only way that we can avert the Titanic ending of this great nation is by each of us carrying onward the mission of selfless act, moral and ethical way dealing with our own ambition to get ahead. We must unite to rebuild this country from the ground up. We must shift our ambition away from hoarding money and power to benevolent giving. Giving ourselves to the ideals of this Republic. The Government must be for the people not for the few politicians. Do not sell this last bastion of democracy to the few money grabbers. Vote them out early November. We must charter the course upright and do the right thing before this ship sinks further in the icy future of no return.

Future World Imagined Series by MyBelief 2017

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The World of Future Imagined and Hopefully Will Be One Day: Medicine

3/10 Medicine

The future of medicine and how the patients are treated will be very different than what is normal. Now in 2019 when you need to see a doctor, you have to call and make an appointment. If you are well-insured and have a family physician that you already know and have been seeing the doctor in the past, you will get an appointment and will be seen. Depending on where you live, your access to the medical help for non-urgent matters will be addressed pretty quickly. However, if you are not well-insured, having to pay cash, and do not have a regular physician, it becomes a little more complicated. Usually for those people who are not familiar with the medical delivery system in the U.S., and never had to face the routine check-up or had to see a doctor for any reason, the new problem that comes up can be difficult to treat. There are many doctors in big cities and the available physicians are plentiful. However, once you start calling for the doctor’s office, it can be frustrating. The appointment on the same day is hard to fathom, and the new patient’s forms and insurance information that you have to give out as well as the expensive co-pay, deductibles are all quite scary to think about. Once you go to see a new doctor and afterwards you will have to get some tests done, it is also a hassle to go see another type of medical facility, usually a laboratory for a blood draw unless your family doctors have a station to draw the blood, x-rays, CT scan, MRI, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy. Each of these items that you need, you have to make an appointment or wait after you walk in. The time that takes you to get all of the tests done, go back to the doctor’s office in a few days or weeks and finally get a diagnosis, it could take weeks. Finally you go to the local pharmacy, sometimes they are out of the medications that the Doctor has prescribed to you, many times the copay and deductibles for the price of several medications can be also prohibitively high.

In the future the medicine will be almost always via Internet. You will not have to travel outside of your house to get a personal physician to answer your call. You will not have one particular assigned physician. You will get any and all specialists and internists and family physicians that are available to take your Skype or FaceTime and make a preliminary diagnosis by asking you a comprehensive questions pertaining to your history. After the working diagnosis is established, the vital signs and ultrasound exams will be performed by your phone. The phone will have an accessory item that you can put your finger in it and within a second or so it will transmit the following information to your physician who is looking at you while you are performing a simple task for the initial set of diagnostic information gathering. The finger inserted into a small port will be connected to your phone will immediately report to a doctor the heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, hemoglobin level, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C-which tells the doctor your history of blood sugar level for the past two to three months, all of the electrolytes, chemical analysis of all of your vital organs, oxygen levels of the tissue, cancer markers, immune markers and genetic markers will be quickly downloaded to the doctor’s computers and the Artificial Intelligence in the Doctor’s computer can compile a comprehensive data of the patient and give him the potential diagnosis. The Doctor can then quickly make a decision of which diagnosis will be the most fitting and prescribe the medication or treatment for the patient and will send the orders in to the nearest pharmacy on your behalf.

Then the pharmacist will quickly get the necessary medications filled out and with the universal patient’s portal, the pharmacist can charge your account the amount of money necessary to bring the medications to you via the quickest delivery methods using a Drone delivery services that will bring it to your doorstep and your automatic door with Artificial Intelligence and house robot will take the delivery of the medications and bring them to you within one hour of seeing your doctor via Skype or FaceTime.

Most of the illness such as Bronchitis, Common Cold, flu, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Urinary Tract Infection, Diabetes Mellitus, Gastroenteritis, Constipation, Irregular Heart Rhythm, Prostate Hyperplasia, Skin Infection, etc will all be treated at home with targeted oral or subcutaneous antibiotic delivery system and the massive waiting time, transportation time, going to three different places to get a simple X-rays will be completely an ancient way of doing things.

Only physicians that you will have to see are the specialists in different surgical sub specialties for any surgical procedures that are beyond the scope of treatments of the Family Practice physicians and internists and pediatricians and Gynecologists. These specialist surgeons and sub specialists will be all in a big multi-specialty buildings and university health care centers and will have a large areas for same day surgery and short term hospitalizations and long term rehab centers. Depending on your level of insurance and ability to pay, you will have a private suites with executive services for your various illnesses.

Most of all the inconveniences will be minimized in the future medicine. Everyone will own a pocket ultrasound, oxygen saturation monitoring device, ambulatory EKG, basic and advanced blood drop testing and genetic as well as immunological survey will be done within your own home.

Written by MyBelief2017.wordpress.com

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019,8 :16 p.m.

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Letter to Mayor Pete Buttigieg: The Fifth Installment

Hello, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Anthony Mercurio at info@peteforamerica.com:

 
I am a concerned citizen and have many issues that I would like to see our future president to address and give solutions.
1. Presidential Debate: In order to make a good stride in the fast moving, insult laden and hostile environment during the Presidential Debate, you should use the following  tactics to beat Donald Trump. If he survives the impeachment trial and stays in the race for 2020 presidential election, you should use all of the Promises that Donald Trump made during the campaign of 2016 and promptly forgot. The American public specially his core supporters who were swindled at the time did not forget. I will outline the most obvious eight items here and please, use them as the guide and tool to beat him in every debate.
a. Balance the Budget:  Trump promised that during his four to eight years of presidency, he will start paying down the National Debt. President Obama was already paying down the National Debt and when Donald Trump was campaigning, he was very much confident that the economy will be so great that he can start paying down the entire National Debt that once was close to $1 trillion, and now his debt has climbed to more than 68% of what he started out. President Obama had yearly reduction of the National Debt which was inherited from the failed George W. Bush’s fiscal policy and warmongering, and President Obama kept paying down to the point that it was half of what he started out and Donald Trump simply doubled it to Trillion Dollars.
b. Build the Border Wall and Mexicans will pay for it:  Donald Trump has not kept his promise and instead of having Mexicans pay for it, us the American Tax Payers are having to pay for the Border Wall using our defense budget and higher taxes of the middle class.
c. Coal and Steel Industry will be back:  The Coal and Steel industries are much worse off than before due to Donald Trump’s failed policies of National Protectionism and ill conceived trade war with almost every nation and causing great consternation and slowing down on international trades. 
d. Drain the Swamps:  Donald Trump is the swamp and his Republican congress are the epic example of self-serving Swamp. The do-nothing Republican senators and hostile Republican Congress Members of his party who are creating a roadblock to the future well-being of this country by delaying the much needed new laws to expand our transportation, infrastructures, moving toward solar energy, protecting our national parks, stopping the runaway tax cuts for rich and cutting the health care for the needy, uncontrolled military spending, irresponsible deficit spending and loss of our national pride in the international treaties and leaving our allies in the dirt.
e. I won’t have time to Play Golf: Donald Trump stated that there will be so much work, he won’t have time to play golf. His entire presidency is filled with useless Tweets and Playing golf and in between these two activities, he was creating policies that did not make sense both domestically and foreign. His inconsistency and lack of educated doctrines confused our Allies and strengthened our enemies.
f. I will fix the North Korean Nuclear Ambition:  With Donald Trump meeting Kim, Jung Eun and essentially endorsing him as the de facto leader of the Rogue State of North Korea which kills and starves her own people, now we have acknowledged that the North Korea indeed is a nation of weapons of mass destruction and we are too afraid to do anything about it. 
g. I will make America Great: Under Donald Trump’s policy which is similar to No Policy, we became the undependable country with all of Allies in NATO and the Syrian Freedom Fighters of Kurds who are left behind by Donald Trump’s snap decision to pull out all of our troops from Syria and left the Kurds to be demolished by Autocratic Dictator of Turkey and leaving the ISIS prisoners under the Turkey’s government who is going to release all of them. This caused great harm to our standing with our allies in the war on Terrorism and will make our country vulnerable to many future terrorist attacks. 
h. Total Healthcare Reform: Donald Trump said that he will replace the Affordable Care Act of President Obama and make one single national payer that can cover the entire Americans with cheaper and better rates with more coverage than the employer provided private health insurance. He really had no idea how complex the health insurance for America is. We have the best people working in the health care industry. We have the best doctors and nurses and very much dynamic but expensive medical care systems; however, it functions well. Compared to any of the Western World and other advanced Asian countries, our health care excels in innovations such as Robotic Surgery, Gene therapy, Targeted immunotherapy, Cancer Surgery, Trauma Care and keeping the very sick alive with Dialysis machines, Ventilators and latest technological advancements in the fields of Cancer Treatment, Orthopedic Surgeries and Stem Cell Research and application of Amniotic Cell Membranes for wound care. There are no other countries with a single payer system that can respond to a trauma situation like the USA. There are no other countries who will take care of unfunded patients like USA. There are no other countries with compassionate care for our sick and elders like the USA. Many of the countries that have high taxes for healthcare and single payer systems that are advertised as superior to ours are lying. The level of innovation is nearly zero, the smart people do not go into the field of medicine, their research and new inventions of medicine is nearly zero and the patients suffer in general. The bloated bureaucratic single payer national health care systems of Canada and Great Britain leave many patients waiting for simple surgeries for months until they die or give up. Our patient population who are used to immediate surgery and immediate emergency responders will never be satisfied with convoluted medical systems of inefficient and bureaucracy of the other countries. We Americans will never stand for 60% taxation to get mediocre healthcare doled out by pencil pushers of the Medicare or Medical.
 
If you use the visual aids such as a slide that shows all of the broken promises and at least the 8 slides that illustrates the broken promises and the resultant loss of America’s standing in the world today, you will garner so much support. You should really use the clear cut message to undo all of the damages that have been done by Donald Trump and his crooked cronies. 
 
2. Foreign Policy: As the President you must be fully aware that our enemies are Dictators, Autocrats, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Climate Changes, Polluters, Criminals and those who are self-serving and bad players for the future of this world. You must be fully engaged in formulating clear Foreign policy and has to have your own doctrine. We must be the Leader of the free world who will champion the policy of Honesty, Human Rights, Justice, Anti-corruption, Anti-Nuclear Proliferation, Anti-Drug, Anti-Militarization, Anti-Communism, Anti-Dictatorship.
When you look at Donald Trump’s policy and his history, it is for corruption, Russia, North Korea, Turkey and Putin. His legacy has been always self-serving. He was always helped by Saudi Arabia and Russians who invested huge amount of money to Donald Trump Towers in the countries and cities in the most corrupt, dictatorship and autocratic ruled countries. Donald Trump makes the policies that are furthering the instability of the world and pushing us more and more to divisiveness of our European allies. He encourages European Union to crack and divide and make our NATO weak by criticizing their roles. He emphasizes that American troops in S. Korea and Japan need to be paid so that we are there as Mercenaries and not the peace keeping troops to help the Allies. 
 
For over many years S. Korea and Japan have helped to foster Democracies and created billion dollars of wealth for America by building cheaper products for American public. They paid huge amount of money to keep the American soldiers in their land and keep the Democratic governments intact and spared any dangerous spreads of communism in the rest of the Asia. The containment policy for spread of communism and dictatorship should be invaluable for America and its allies. The amount of money that S. Korea and Japan spend on old and used and obsolete American Military equipments are unappreciated by Donald Trump and he only vilifies his best Allies. He praises our enemies and alienates our friends. His policies are so irrational and erratic that our future cannot be safe.  
 
I hope that you will develop Pro-Democracy, Pro-Environment policies that make sense to Americans. Do not radicalize your statements. Be the true leader of the Free World and make the statements that once you become the President of the U.S.A. you will keep the American, Democratically elected leaders of the world and Human Rights Advocates safe from harm and open our doors to the friends in need and make this country the True America that once was.
 
I hope this letter finds you well and focused in making our country strong and sensible once again. Let’s move this big ship back to its normal course to avoid a Huge Iceberg Disaster. We are definitely in the collision course with our country being the only one in the world going against the Paris Climate Accord and pulling out of Iranian Nuclear Treaty. Let’s set our course straight so that we will not be the next Titanic or Rome. 
 
Thank you for reading my series of blogs to right this country’s path again. From a concerned citizen of America. 
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Letter to Mayor Pete Buttigieg: The Fourth Installment

Hello, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Anthony Mercurio at info@peteforamerica.com:

 
I am a concerned citizen and have many issues that I would like to see our future president address and give solutions to these issues.
 
(This is the fourth installment letter following the first one sent on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.)
 
1. Military Spending:  The level of money that we are spending on the military is astronomical. It was predicted by the late great President Eisenhower at the end of his presidency that the Military Industrial Complex must be watched carefully. In the fiscal year of 2015 alone,  the U.S. Government spent 598 Billion dollars on procuring the military equipments from the top twenty military industrial complexes. Over half of the discretionary budget is spent on the military in the U.S.A. There are no other country which spends more money per capita for the military than the U.S.A. If we spend just 10% of this money for building a future transportation system, the U.S. will have the fastest, safest and the most useful bullet train system in the world.  If we saved 20% of the military budget and spent it on our schools, we will have the best school system in the world. Right now the U.S.A. lags behind in every measurement of our secondary scholastic achievements and the numbers of graduates students going into science, technology, aerospace engineering, health care, mathematics and physics compare to the next ten developed countries. We are not even top ten in the world. How long will it take before we become a third world country? It will take less than ten years before China, Russia, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Iran will take over us as the top country. The objective data on how we are doing with our health care system measured by some important parameters such as infant mortality rates, preventive health care, public education on the prevention of diseases are all lagging way behind even the poorest third world country. It is a shameful statistics that the President must fix. What about the uncontrolled homeless populations in our top twenty cities.  Right now we need to rein in the uncontrolled spending of the Military Industrial Complex and shift our investments for our poor Educational Systems, Public Transportations, Health Care Industry and reducing the homeless population to zero. 
 
2. Rebuilding of America:  We are the only country in the world who lets our cities deteriorate to the point that no-one feels safe in living in certain parts of the city. The gangs run without a fear of the Police, and the Police is fearful of the powerful gangs. We are the only nation that doesn’t fully take the Federal Government and the elected officials accountable for the safety of our citizens. If one city, such as Chicago had over one hundred gun related violent homocide, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Marshals should declare a state of emergency and take over the dysfunctional city and put a strict law and regulations and curfew and stop the violence and find all of the perpetrators and put them in prison. We must respect the individual freedom and liberty until to the point where that individual becomes a harm to him or her and anyone else. If the City cannot handle the crime, the Federal Government must come in and take over. The local and state police must be empowered to take back the streets of crimes and must keep the law abiding citizens safe. The sole role of the government is to keep its citizens safe from each other and from the outside forces. As our next President, you must combat the inner-city’s violence, poverty, gangs, deterioration, homelessness, rampant drug abuse and safety for its citizens. Instead of war on drugs, you must declare war on crime of the inner city, and bring back our proud cities from the brink of disasters.
 
3. Guns and Violence:  It is only natural to fear NRA and the voting bloc of gun owners that the NRA controls. It is also natural as the sitting president to fear that the voter mobilization and gun toting citizens’ potential power to take away your election. However, the majority of the citizens are for the following sensible gun ownership. Gun owners must be treated as car owners. As it is legal to own a car and drive it, it is also an obligation and a privilege to own and operate the car. It is mandatory that if you want to own a gun, you must have a strict mental health check, background check, criminal check, and fire arm safety course certificate and must pass a written and oral exam about the gun safety. As it is customary in automobile ownership, a citizen cannot own a street illegal cars. Same rules should be applied to a citizen. No one should own a gun that is designed to kill humans. The weapons designed solely to inflict massive damage to the human beings must be banned from ownership. It 
should be illegal to own more than a few guns and shotguns and rifles and each firearm must meet the safety standards and must be kept in a safe places where a child cannot get into and the gun owners must pay extra tax for ownership and the extra tax money should go to the department of gun control so that they can track all of the guns and its owners such as the car ownership in America. So that each time a particular gun is used in a crime, it can be traced back to its owner. All gun owners must have a finger print and DNA database so that any gun can be traced back to its owner.
 
4. Climate Change:  It is scientifically proven that man made climate change has profound impact and we as the leader of the democratic nations, must change our course of action quickly to avert the global catastrophe. I am well aware of the fact that the people who are not directly affected by the current climate change will be totally against any belt tightening laws and the following rules. I for one would not like tfro see the damaging and unenforceable carbon taxation systems that may cripple the developed nations’ industry; however, the 200 plus nations must agree in a common goal of cutting down on the production of runaway pollution and carbon emissions by engaging in the following activities: every activity of humans which can cut down on the unnecessary production of the carbon dioxide footprints should be curtailed immediately. These are using anything that is made of fossil fuels such as plastic bags, straws, bottles should be banned immediately. We can certainly do away from the most prevalent plastic bags and instead start using the reusable and organic bags. We can easily do away with the plastic straws. The bottles should be made up of the organic plant based materials and not from the petroleum. We should stop subsidizing the petroleum industry and instead help the electric transportation by subsidies that makes sense for the future. We must stop the thirst for the black crude and its insane products. We as the informed consumers must be informed of the fossils fuel consumption and its negative consequences to our climate. Finally we must change all of our electrical production from the fossil fuel burning plants to solar system. Once the initial high investment phase of solar panels and infrastructure are passed, the near infinite free payments from the sun to generate pure and clean electricity must only make sense to anyone with any business sense. I for one am impressed by the huge leap of technological advancements in the African continent’s usage of the solar farms to meet their increasing demands for the electricity. 
 
Thank you for reading my humble opinion.
I would like to share my beliefs for the better solutions for our future.
MyBelief2017.wordpress.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TheWay To Become Financially Independent!

In the U.S.A. it is getting harder to become financially independent. The biggest obstacles for the regular folks to become financially well-off in the 21st Century is no longer the combination of working hard, living within the means and be frugal with the savings. The reason is that in order to save enough money to become financially secure, you have to have an excellent education, successful businesses or win a lottery. In order to get the most decent education, you have to incur educational debts or have some financial backing for the education cost from the parents. It is becoming harder and harder to secure good paying job with just a diploma from high school or even community college. Basically most of the folks who cannot afford to go to a university or get a successful business started.

However, there is a solution to this problem. For the hard working people in the U.S.A., in order to become financially independent, you must have the following four elements.

  1.  You must have aspiration, drive and ambition and clear goals for how much you want to save according to your dream. If you want a house, two cars, two children and the financial means to keep them, you have to have a realistic dollar figure. Once you have that then, you must keep the financial diary and the end date to save the necessary money to achieve one after the other. So simply put, a tangible goal to reach the dream.
  2. You must stay in school and finish the highest educational objectives. This is a must. You must have some sort of license to be employed or establish a business which is essential for the society that you live in. This could be one of the three established professionals such as business management, licensed professions or licensed tradesman.
  3. You must have a stable homelife. This means you must dedicate to find a partner and be loyal and trustworthy. The couple who is married and dedicated are more likely to succeed in financial game than a loner who tries on their own. Divorce is one way to cut your financial asset to less than half. Be aware to find the right person with the right goal.
  4. Finally you must have the two investments. One in the long term savings with some allocated in stocks and bonds and mutual funds and the other one in a real estate. Do not consider your home as an investment. Your house that you live in will be the biggest single source of expense. Therefore, before you commit to buying a house, you must invest in a real estate such as two to four apartments and live in one and rent the rest out to pay for your existing mortgage.

If you maintain the previous four items and stay healthy, you will most likely succeed in life in the U.S.A. Nowhere else in the world can you make that claim. Still this country abodes the best promise for your financial success since our system is democratic and capitalist with stable education system.

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Medicine for the Future

Multiple Medicines

Our medical system in the U.S.A. has been envy of the rest of the world for many years. The inventions and innovations for surgeries, pharmaceuticals, improved hospital systems, medical educational institutes, training of doctors and nurses, creating efficient emergency medical system, probably the best trauma system in the world and most notably the most well trained physicians by the modern medical and surgical residency systems that every other country tries to imitate.

However, there is one glaring element that has been overlooked for many years. That is the “Customer Care.”

America is probably the most innovative nation on earth. We invented more things that changes lives than any other countries. Just look at the Electric Light Bulb, Modern Medicine, Airplanes, Movies, Phonograph, Skyscraper, Liquid Fuel Rocket, Sunglasses, Computer, Nylon, Automatic Transmission for Automobiles, Microwave, Laser, LED Lighting, Shopping Malls, Laser Printers, Fiber Optic Cable, Internet, E-mails, GPS Navigation System, IBM’s Watson, Artificial Intelligence, iPhones, and FaceTime. 

With all of the innovations and inventions came the surprising advancement in marketing and selling. The urban cities have seen the invention of supermarkets, downtown shopping malls come and go. One thing that was important for these service sectors to survive is to cater to the customers’ needs and their wants. The customers want faster and convenient service with kind human touch. Just look at the most successful shops that are still with us today. The Nordstrom, 7-11, QuickLube, McDonad’s, Costco, etc. These are where people want to go shop and enjoy the consistent, uniform services with excellent customer care and consistent human touch with reasonable prices.

In modern medicine we have come far with inventions that changed the world with its innovation and its applicability in extending human lives. The CNN top ten lists are Human Genome Project, Stem Cell Research, Atripla-Triple HIV Treatment Tablet, Targeted Molecular Treatment for Cancer Cells, Minimally Invasive Surgeries, Smoke-free laws, HPV Vaccine Gardasil, Transplants Technology, Birth Control, Bionic limbs.

However, the one overlooked area of medicine is the customer care. It starts with the experience of the each and every patient at the doctor’s office. The doctor’s office must be able to achieve the following convenience factor. It must offer the immediate pain free laboratory exams including the basic complete blood tests, urine tests, pregnancy test and chest and extremity x-rays and basic ultrasound. These tests must be available for immediate viewing and uploading to the patient’s digital devices and must have immediate and preliminary interpretation by the machine that performs this test. The overall test results should be discussed with the same physician at the end of the initial visit. The doctor must not be liable for missed diagnosis because there are professional pathologist, hematologist, radiologist and other specialists that are trained to read the x-rays, lab results and histopathologic slides to determine if and when these things are relevant. However, during the initial consultation the preliminary readings of the x-rays and laboratory results must be available for viewing by the patient and the physician based on the algorithm  so that the physician is not under pressure to make the exact and absolutely final diagnosis. However, further detailed analysis will be done by the experts upon request by the patient for more expensive charges for the later date.

Finally the patient must have the medications individually packaged for the duration of the treatments ready by the time the initial consultation and treatment plans are agreed by the patient and the physician. The pharmacist must be available during the same time that the doctor’s office operates whether it is from 8 o’clock until the closing of the office usually 5 or 6 p.m. The medications must be in an individual transparent biodegradable packet with one sheet of explanations of which tablet does which treatment and the side effects in a simple to read and understand language and the packet should have printed on it at what time to take these pills.

The customer must know exactly how much these services cost and they must be able to pay with their insurance plans with reasonable and consistent co-pays. The co-pays cannot be different for each and every practitioner. It must be uniform whether it is for a family doctor or internal medicine doctor or OB/GYN or pediatrician. Once these common illnesses are found and treated, then the more advanced treatment plan can be formulated and referred to a bigger clinic and hospital based system. If the patient needs a surgeon or oncologist or neurologist, the patient must be referred to them immediately and the appointment system must be made from doctor’s office to doctor’s referral specialist office bypassing any need for the customer’s to get involved.

These must be done so that American medicine reflect upon the convenience and customer care that we are so proud in implementing in almost every other aspect of the society where the competition for public’s money demands and dictates the surviving service sectors. The health care system must learn from the likes of Nordstrom.

Francis
10/20/2017

What to do to instill dreams, aspirations, goals and ambition to our children, kids, younger generation!

What to do to instill dreams, aspirations, goals and ambition to our children, kids, younger generation!

March 14, 2021

To all of you parents and grandparents and also educators and maybe concerned citizens of the U.S.A. what is the biggest huddle and obstacle of making this country better and better? Of course the answer lies in our future generations who will carry our torch of creating a more peaceful, democratic, rich, clean, healthy, friendly, advanced and strong country. In order to achieve this feat we have to educate our children to have better than average education, aspiration, morality, empathy, strength, will and ambition to carry on the work of our ancestors and ourselves. We strived for years to create a country which was empathetic toward other less developed and less free countries. We strived for the well-being of all of us in the entire world including the animals, plants, other citizens and shared ideals. Now for some reason we the parents forgot to instill the same ideals to our children. We stopped teaching and showing our kids the importance of the dream, hope and ambition to make this country the leader that it used to be. What happened?

we see the lack of our efforts in many fronts. We are obese, lazy, dirty, lacking truthfulness, money hungry, drug dependent, complacent about everything, cheating, lying, stealing, bullying, disrespectful, unfriendly, isolated and totally ignorant. We lack the history lessons of our past fathers and mothers and ancestors in our classroom and our homes. We don’t know why we used to have it so good in sixties, seventies and even eighties. Now in the early beginning of 21st century in the year of 2021, we absolutely are lacking the drive, ambition and we have not instilled the needed ambition and dreams to our children.

What happened? America? We see the telltale sign of sickness in our soul of our leaders. Look at the once great speakers and leaders in the house of Congress and White House. The brave leaders became the laughing stock of other countries with limited vision and lack of education. The America that I once loved and revered was known to have the best academic centers, universities and education system that was so respected and revered. The meritocracy which was the norm and respected gave away to Legacy Admissions and plagiarism so rampant and so outrageously displayed in the best of the academia, that the whole world is watching with wonder that America has lost its mind.

This all began with the rotting selfishness that began its ugly start at the end of the Vietnam War. When we started seeing the loss of American dream by drugging ourselves. We began to notice how the parents couldn’t wait to get our kids to be independent at the tender age of 18 and throw them out on their own, but never taught them mature and grow and be self-sufficient. Many turned to borrowing to go to school and therefore, being indebted for many many years becoming essentially indentured servants to the massive financial industry and banks. The mental fortitude and ambition become smothered once you are under the pressure of making interest payments, which are like the choking yokes around you neck making your spirit completely broken. Like the ox that are ploughing the field, once the proud bull roamed the countryside, now completely neutered and shacked to the yolk with broken spirit. How many kids nowadays look toward the alternative reality of inner matrix of game playing and role playing and completely devoid of any desire, ambition to be creative, to thrive, to live and to build? Not too many young architects, craftsman, builders, inventors come out of our youths. We are lacking serious doses of new ambition.

The solution is not to crack down on our kids in mass with incarceration, imprisonment, public bashing, belittling and punishment. No the real culprit is you reading this. The real guilty party is us the parents. Stop what you are doing now and start fresh. We need to cultivate the culture of the following: Lose the entitlement package. Stop giving them Playstations, X-boxes, iPhones, Prescription Drugs, etc. Give them jobs. Crete jobs to do. Give them a task with responsibility on every age level. Keep them under your care whether they are sixteen or thirty until they muster enough energy, skills, empathy, will, ambition and most importantly the sense of civility to you and others before you let them out on their own. Stop giving them drugs such as Fructose, Sugar, Caffein, Adderalls, Anti-depressants, and junk foods and instant stuffs, and give them a lesson of lifetime by sending them to serve the neighborhood, county, and the country. Send them to do a job that is meaningful early in life and later in their youths. Keep them in service for their church, Peacecorp, branches of military, medical missions, etc. Have you and your kids go out to the homeless shelters and start cleaning up the camp site and bathe the people, establish a public bathroom, build an outdoor shelters, put up some shower stalls, clean up the mess that we helped to create.

Let’s do this today. Give your kids a meaningful existence. Let’s make a change. Then your kids will become useful, caring, empathetic, leaders, mature followers, true Americans.

By F.S.L.

Why we need Electric Mass Transit System: The Bullet Train in California

March 13, 2021

There are lots of controversies surrounding the bullet train system in California. Initially the bond measure passed with some enthusiasm and fanfare; however, when the details and financials came out, the price sticker shock was palpable. People started losing hopes that the California will be the very first state to have an extensive renovation of the existing railway system and upgrade to massive bullet train system that can serve millions of people from San Francisco to Los Angeles and several other cities. I myself was hoping that the electrical train system will extend along the Hwy 1 and Hwy 101 to connect San Diego to LA to Santa Barbara to San Francisco to Crescent City to Brookings and beyond all the way to Seattle. Can you imagine the scenic ride which is as quick as airplane and no hassle in getting the tickets and no TSA. That would be a dream worth having.

The mass transportation system in America is lagging way behind that of China, Japan and Europe. In order to compete in the world wide economic competition there are few must haves. One is mass education, second is secure borders, third is steady affordable food supply, fourth is reliable health care system and the most important fifth element is the fast, safe and inexpensive mass transportation system. There are many other productive elements that are also important to keep up with the world economy, steady work force, speedy and reliable communication system, strong and fast internet speed, steady stream of smart and reliable workers whether from immigration or from our own citizens; nevertheless, moving people and goods from one location to next within the confines of our borders securely, speedily and inexpensively, there is nothing like railway system. Bus, airplane and cars are all very labor intensive. However with a bullet train, the speed and lower cost as well as having very few individuals to drive and navigate is great boon and best benefits. The safety records of the Japanese bullet train is something that we should envy and copy.

Isn’t it time that we spent some money in upgrading our aging railroad system? My estimation is that the money spent now will be paid up at no time and there is no better time than now to invest when the cost is still reasonable. We have to pass a law to stop the unnecessary interference from the farmers, pseudo environmentalists, nature loving shortsighted spectators who are simply a thorn in our progress for real nature preserving electrification of massive transportation system to move the people. We have to get out of relying on airplane transportation system. I also applaud the efforts made by the visionaries behind Hyperloop and Underground transportation system. Hyperloop elevated tens and hundred feet off the ground makes sense when you have to account for the many greedy land owners and farmers and environmentalist who are opposed anything on the land, so that with the elevated platforms, we can bypass these barnacles of the society. With the underground tunnels we can bypass all of the complaints by these opponents. However, it is unrealistic to think that these two options can come to reality, due to mainly the cost and massive work force that is required. It simply is not possible to bore holes for 3,000 miles wide enough to carry cars and buses and massive transportation system underground, and also building a vacuum tubes 100 feet off the air for thousands of miles and more to connect all major cities. It simply is not practical now

The best and brightest thing to do for now is obviously use the infrastructures that we already have and improve on it. Hence using the old railway system and build upon a new, fast, cheap, electrical bullet train. Our first goal is to connect Irvine to Crescent City through the existing railroad way along the Hwy 1. Let’s do it now and together.

Good luck to all who can make this happen, so that I can be the first one to buy a season ticket for a ride.

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Good luck!

By F.S.L.

Why U.S.A.’s Hiring Philosophy will come back to Haunt: How Other Developed Countries Deal with Unemployment Situations that Differ Greatly with Our Country!

The majority of the developed countries in Europe and Asia have very different approach to their workers and also their people. American government and majority of the companies that hire employees have one thing in common. They want the highest productivity with fewest employees. They rather hire few good people and use the technology and other enhanced productivity to cut down the one thing that is most costly-the humans. It is something that all CEOs and many Government entities espouse over and over again. When the companies go public, it is important that they show profitability. The Wallstreet is unkind to a company that caters to their employees and hire many qualified people to provide excellent service when the payroll and associated taxes affect the bottom line in the financials. The stock price will plummet if the companies do not cut down their workforces to raise the profit level. The very first thing that happens when two large companies merge usually is inevitable reduction in their workforces. The big statement for that would be to cut down on duplication of work. When there are two CFO’s and CEO’s after the merge, one has to be let go. It makes all the sense and that’s what we accept as a norm. Hence the unemployment swells and the people with this type of experience will be very traumatized and careful in putting any loyalty to their future employers. 

However, other developed countries approach things quite differently. Starting from the government down to the major and minor corporations, they put their workforce and employees as the most important assets. They do not care to show early and quick profits by shredding their workforce. The Government also put as many people as they can in even the most minor employment in order to shrink any and all unemployed people. For example in countries like Japan and South Korea, government employee millions of people in the roles of street cleaning jobs, public bathroom cleansing, subway guarding, traffic monitoring, local guides. If you visit a large city in Asia or Europe you will find that many retirement aged people working at public service sectors all the time. Therefore, many retired people come out of their retirements after a few years and work for the good of the country. They wear uniforms and hats with company and government logos with pride and help to assist many people all around. 

However, U.S. Government lacks even few people to clean up the trash on the street, peel the gums and other junks on the street. The big city and smaller ones alike, you cannot find public servants other than occasional police in their cruisers and firemen in their red trucks with sirens. You will hardly find public servants in the street, traffic stops and guides. You won’t find public bathroom monitors and cleaners. You won’t find anyone to help you if you get lost or need to find a public facility. You will find graffitis on the wall, but you won’t see anyone cleaning it or monitoring the streets and stores with whistles. You will not find a government workers aiding elderly people to walk across the cross walk. Instead you may find a cop or meter cop giving out tickets and be rude. These are small things but it can add to much bigger problems of having citizens become disloyal and mistrust their government, employers, and furthermore, their country. 

We must declare ourselves to be the true citizens of this beautiful country, once the beacon of democracy, freedom and keeper of the peaceful world. We were the ones to help Europe, Asia and Africa. We are trying to help Middle East countries but we are failing. Still we are number two country for the rest of the world to immigrate to. We need to wake up from this deep slumber and slippery slope of only thinking about the short term capital gains and look beyond the money making but eventually losing our country to the disease of the disloyalty of hopelessness filled with mistrust of the Government and CEOs. We need to go back to real value system and beliefs in our citizens, our people. Put the quality of lives first before the profit. People vs. Profit should never end with win for Profit. This is the beginning of the end of our country. 

Good Day.

By F.S.L.

Song Writing

I started a new hobby. It is a song writing. I always wanted to write something. I wanted to write a novel that would be a best seller and become a great novelist. After some time though it became quite obvious that I just don’t have the patience nor desire to write a new creative fiction for hours and hours. However, as I learned to play guitar and learn the songs and lyrics, it came to me that I can easily write a short poem and create a song out of it.

Now I tried to write at least one poem each time I have a few minutes and start collecting them in various notebooks. It is fun to write a song and poem that matches it. As I am beginning to know how the chords progression works and the hook of the song catches your interest.

Poem writing is easy and fun and the best of all it is quick.

Obesity Epidemic

Obesity Epidemic

America and the rest of the developed world’s countries are facing an epidemic of massive proportion of obesity. I see more and more children in the U.S.A. growing up with perception that fat is beautiful. However, there was a time when extreme thinness was also viewed as more beautiful than being fat. Time has changed I guess but the health care costs for people with extreme obesity cannot be ignored. Statistically speaking if you are over 35 BMI, you are more likely falling into morbid obesity if you have one of the comorbidity. People with 35 BMI or above are more likely lose 20 years of your life in disease and 8 years of life expectancy according to NHS.

I believe that obesity epidemic is as serious to our nation’s well-being as any pandemic. The slow death of a society and massive increase in health care expenditure are all closely tied to this epidemic. There is one solution to this problem.

We need to educate the parents, teachers and all adults about how to feed ourselves. We came a long way in America in how to feed ourselves with whatever tastes great and cheap. The cost of drinking sugar laden coffee, energy drinks, soft drinks in itself is tremendous. Just look at Starbucks and Coca Cola companies’ margin of profits. Starbucks are everywhere. The fast food industry has also changed the health care of our country. When American family and specially American mothers embraced easy food preparation vs. the quality of foods that we eat in our homes, the game had changed for the obesity side winning each time.

The school lunches that are serving fast foods have climbed dramatically and only few handful private schools have the kitchen staffs making and serving healthy foods on sight. However, look what we used to do in 1970 and 1980 era. Almost all schools employed the local mothers to cook for the children at school. We used to crave the great American cooking at the school cafeteria.

We must educate in public messaging via TV and Internet and Social Media and put much more valuable money into getting back to healthy cooking at home and in schools across America. The experiment with fast foods and easy cooking at home with frozen pizzas and reheating frozen dinners are over. We know where we are now with these last thirty years of easy living. Avoid at all costs the sugar infused drinks, do not feed our children junk foods, stop the madness of feeding our children junk foods and think that your parenting was great.

What we as the parents and responsible members of the society must do to combat this national epidemic and emergency situation that are robbing us of our next generation’s health, is that we have to educate ourselves and our children as well as all adults by teaching them how to cook and what to eat and what not to eat. Take the irresponsible corporations of pure capitalistic and financial gains to the tasks by calling out each and every advertisement which forces false idea that high calorie drinks and fast foods are great tasting and inexpensive. Let’s stop the crisis before it spirals into the massive drain that is already costing billions of health care dollars.

We must get healthy, and most of the people just don’t know how to get healthy. The foods that we eat are the main problem. We must educate the adults and parents and teachers the way to cook healthy. The amount that we should eat and the types of foods to prepare at home. We must calculate the health care costs from public’s consumption of the junk foods that are marketed by the junk food manufacturers and fast food companies and have a dialogue to steer them from massive marketing of the unhealthy foods. The food labels are very important and the calorie counts of the fast foods are very important, but we must move one more step in our education system. We must teach our adults to make a mandatory course for our children in our school of eating healthy and show them by going to the real cooked meals in our school cafeteria.

Let’s avoid the mistakes of following the easy path in our lives which lead all of us to the massive obesity hell. The road to obesity is easy. The foods that we eat that are easily prepared, fried, mixed with corn syrup to make it sweet and tasty are leading us to the infernal epidemic of obesity world.

The parents must be held accountable for the healthy foods that the kinds consume at home and at school. The government and other leaders of this country must act immediately for massive education of the population of eating the healthy types of foods, distribute the necessary recipes and infuse the capitals that we need to hire the healthy cooks back into our school systems and avoid the trap of feeding our children the junk foods that became the staple diets of our children.