Archive | February, 2012

Obama is right at the wrong time

29 Feb

Obama is right at the wrong time

America’s energy needs continue to expand at an exponential rate. As time moves into the future fossil fuels will fail to sustain an energy thirsty nation. Obama’s push to replace oil and gas as America’s prime source of energy is premature. Steven Chu, Obama’s Nobel winning Energy Secretary, has misguided thoughts concerning our present energy requirements and the means to achieve them. Some people should stay in the lab. Dr. Chu believes America should be treated like a laboratory utilizing billions in taxpayer dollars in a search for alternative energy sources. Under Chu’s guidance with Obama’s blessings billions have been dumped into an energy cesspool from which no one but a few friends of Obama have benefitted. Chu’s guidance of American energy policy will not earn him another Nobel award. At this point in time, Chu should leave by the backdoor because the mobs are getting angry watching gasoline prices soar. Alternative energy is not ready for prime time. In fifty years or less hydrogen cells will become viable to fuel our personal vehicles, allowing them to travel hundreds of miles at highway speeds without a charge or replacement. Wind energy will be a mainstay of small to medium cities as the algorithm for its use is worked out. Solar power will finally reach a maturity in the next forty years providing nearly unlimited energy for a starving World. Algae production to create biofuels is in its infancy and could be online by the 22nd century. Obama is right at the wrong time. Alternative energies are the way of the future, but not for this generation. President Obama along with Dr. Chu and an army of lawyers are blocking energy production whenever and wherever possible. It is imperative that America become independent from those who control oil flow in the Middle East. Obama and his minions believe elevated oil and gas prices will force people to use public transportation, purchase electric cars and panel their homes with solar equipment, he is wrong. Mr. President the technology you seek is way down the road, be sensible and allow America to gain from its God given resources. Fire Steven Chu, his incompetence as Energy Secretary is profound. Close down the Energy Department it absorbs billions and produces nothing. Approve the Keystone pipeline system, allow Gulf drilling, increase oil drilling permits, allow exploration for gas, expand oil refinery capacity and most of all get out of the private sector’s way. Mark Davis author of Demons of Democracy and President of Healthnets Review Services. platomd@gmail.com

Obama is right at the wrong time

29 Feb

Obama is right at the wrong time

America’s energy needs continue to expand at an exponential rate. As time moves into the future fossil fuels will fail to sustain an energy thirsty nation. Obama’s push to replace oil and gas as America’s prime source of energy is premature. Steven Chu, Obama’s Nobel winning Energy Secretary, has misguided thoughts concerning our present energy requirements and the means to achieve them. Some people should stay in the lab. Dr. Chu believes America should be treated like a laboratory utilizing billions in taxpayer dollars in a search for alternative energy sources. Under Chu’s guidance with Obama’s blessings billions have been dumped into an energy cesspool from which no one but a few friends of Obama have benefitted. Chu’s guidance of American energy policy will not earn him another Nobel award. At this point in time, Chu should leave by the backdoor because the mobs are getting angry watching gasoline prices soar. Alternative energy is not ready for prime time. In fifty years or less hydrogen cells will become viable to fuel our personal vehicles, allowing them to travel hundreds of miles at highway speeds without a charge or replacement. Wind energy will be a mainstay of small to medium cities as the algorithm for its use is worked out. Solar power will finally reach a maturity in the next forty years providing nearly unlimited energy for a starving World. Algae production to create biofuels is in its infancy and could be online by the 22nd century. Obama is right at the wrong time. Alternative energies are the way of the future, but not for this generation. President Obama along with Dr. Chu and an army of lawyers are blocking energy production whenever and wherever possible. It is imperative that America become independent from those who control oil flow in the Middle East. Obama and his minions believe elevated oil and gas prices will force people to use public transportation, purchase electric cars and panel their homes with solar equipment, he is wrong. Mr. President the technology you seek is way down the road, be sensible and allow America to gain from its God given resources. Fire Steven Chu, his incompetence as Energy Secretary is profound. Close down the Energy Department it absorbs billions and produces nothing. Approve the Keystone pipeline system, allow Gulf drilling, increase oil drilling permits, allow exploration for gas, expand oil refinery capacity and most of all get out of the private sector’s way. Mark Davis author of Demons of Democracy and President of Healthnets Review Services. platomd@gmail.com

Maryland Justice: Soviet Style

28 Feb

Maryland Justice: Soviet Style

Maryland has institutionalized soviet style justice. The ability of a person with or without an attorney to provide oral arguments before a court has been curtailed by an extremist judiciary. People are no longer seen as individuals bringing their grievances to an arbiter for resolution. Many Maryland judges recognize them as nuisances to be expeditiously shown the door. Maryland Court of Special Appeals has followed a path that autocratic societies generally accept as the norm, but not in those domains where democracy is the foundation. In a case that could have extended ramifications for physicians here in Maryland and beyond our state borders this author brought a legal action against a medical record peer reviewer, who was engaged by the Maryland Board of Physicians. As a plaintiff before the Howard Circuit representing himself, Judge Louis Becker was confrontational with this pro se as he exchanged pleasantries with the defendant’s attorney, in an effort to quickly dismiss this action without hearing its merits. The essence of the case was a physician who was not a specialist in the core material he was hired to “peer” review was allowed to perform in a Maryland court as an expert witness. In his own words the witness admitted to his lacked expertise, yet he was the sole reason the Maryland Board of Physicians revoked a medical license. Physicians in Maryland will now confront hired guns as quasi medical experts to steal their livelihoods. Judge Becker, in a manner befitting a party member, lambasted this author as he pointed to the door leading out of the courtroom. Hoping for an ounce of recourse from a Maryland Judiciary that sold its sole to the highest bidder long ago the case was appealed to the Court of Special Appeals. As in the lower court pro se justice is no justice in these higher domains. Someone in the Court of Appeals determined that they will deny this author the right to present oral arguments before the three judge panel, who will presumably white washed this case in favor of the medical board (Mark Davis v. Ira Kaplan case number 02836 September Term 2010). Oral arguments, as is noted by numerous Supreme Court justices, is essential to understanding a case brought before a higher judicial body. These arguments allow facts to be solidified and nuances of the case to be drawn out. Maryland Appellate Courts roll out the red carpets for those with highly paid attorneys and cases that make the 5pm news. The rest of us are diminished by a judiciary that legislates from the bench and denies basic rights drawn from a Constitution they are paid to uphold. Maryland has gone down the road of Soviet style justice disregarding fairness for expediency and judicial balance for a convoluted interpretation of Maryland law. Marylanders, your courts are an extension of the same great party that is presently destroying America, wakeup or you will be engulfed by their flagrant disregard for your rights too. Mark Davis MD, author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com

Maryland Justice: Soviet Style

28 Feb

Maryland Justice: Soviet Style

 

Maryland has institutionalized soviet style justice. The ability of a person with or without an attorney to provide oral arguments before a court has been curtailed by an extremist judiciary. People are no longer seen as individuals bringing their grievances to an arbiter for resolution. Many Maryland judges recognize them as nuisances to be expeditiously shown the door. Maryland Court of Special Appeals has followed a path that autocratic societies generally accept as the norm, but not in those domains where democracy is the foundation. In a case that could have extended ramifications for physicians here in Maryland and beyond our state borders this author brought a legal action against a medical record peer reviewer, who was engaged by the Maryland Board of Physicians. As a plaintiff before the Howard Circuit representing himself, Judge Louis Becker was confrontational with this pro se as he exchanged pleasantries with the defendant’s attorney, in an effort to quickly dismiss this action without hearing its merits. The essence of the case was a physician who was not a specialist in the core material he was hired to “peer” review was allowed to perform in a Maryland court as an expert witness. In his own words the witness admitted to his lacked expertise, yet he was the sole reason the Maryland Board of Physicians revoked a medical license. Physicians in Maryland will now confront hired guns as quasi medical experts to steal their livelihoods. Judge Becker, in a manner befitting a party member, lambasted this author as he pointed to the door leading out of the courtroom. Hoping for an ounce of recourse from a Maryland Judiciary that sold its sole to the highest bidder long ago the case was appealed to the Court of Special Appeals. As in the lower court pro se justice is no justice in these higher domains. Someone in the Court of Appeals determined that they will deny this author the right to present oral arguments before the three judge panel, who will presumably white washed this case in favor of the medical board (Mark Davis v. Ira Kaplan case number 02836 September Term 2010). Oral arguments, as is noted by numerous  Supreme Court justices, is essential to understanding a case brought before a higher judicial body. These arguments allow facts to be solidified and nuances of the case to be drawn out. Maryland Appellate Courts roll out the red carpets for those with highly paid attorneys and cases that make the 5pm news. The rest of us are diminished by a judiciary that legislates from the bench and denies basic rights drawn from a Constitution they are paid to uphold. Maryland has gone down the road of Soviet style justice disregarding fairness for expediency and judicial balance for a convoluted interpretation of Maryland law. Marylanders, your courts are an extension of the same great party that is presently destroying America, wakeup or you will be engulfed by their flagrant disregard for your rights too. Mark Davis MD, author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com

America’s three year vacation

24 Feb

America’s three year vacation

 

America has been on a three year vacation from reality. In 2008 we forgot to elect a leader. Directionless our government meanders through its daily grind searching for a reason for being. As World tensions increase the shadow of a once great nation grows smaller. Pretense is no substitute for leadership, so the nation states of the World look to other domains for guidance. China, Russia and a few others stir the cauldron of despair against the west by enabling rogue societies to spread hostilities beyond their borders. President Obama has done little other than raid the United States Treasury to keep his constituency intact and the wine flowing at the White House. The face of America is not the one that Obama portrays when he is campaigning. Destitute of sense and sensibility he maneuvers through the populace providing group therapy to crowds who want cures not temporizing pharmaceuticals. Lacking any foresight, he does little to counter the growing threat of the new “super powers.” Unable to acquire a handle on a bad economy, Obama’s cadre of Secretaries are juggling the numbers to provide a perception we have better days ahead. America’s present challenge is the Middle East. Iran is on the move as we cower from the sidelines. Worse Obama and the Congress are in complete denial that Iran’s acquisition of nuclear material will lead to the development of a bomb, which they will use once in place. The president is still celebrating his election with parties, vacations, outings and other events with very little time left for maintenance of a nation. Still under investigation, how did the voters forget to elect a leader in 2008. Perhaps the republicans can produce a nominee with the mental agility, fortitude and the cojones to make the tough decisions that presently confronts America. Otherwise, the death of the American empire is imminent and we will all be pallbearers at our own funeral. Mark Davis author of Demons of Democracy, which warned how lawyers have screwed the nation and continue to do so in the White House.  platomd@gmail.com

Iran plays by its own rules

24 Feb

Iran plays by its own rules

 

Tyranny has no walls, floors or boundaries. It is a process that engulfs the weak and strong alike. The world has known it from the beginning of human civilization and its ugly face has not been purged from society even in the 21st century. Recent events in the Middle East should have given men of conscience pause to reevaluate their approach to this simmering cauldron. Standard economic sanctions against tyrants and theocratic demagogues delays the inevitable as people die by their hands. Crazed individuals fraught with hate for other cultures will not play the game by civilized rules and neither should we. A nuclear exchange would kill hundreds of millions immediately with tens of millions more dying within weeks of the catastrophe. It appears that Iran wants a nuclear device and a means to deliver it. Daily, they tease the world about their progress and intentions. Perhaps demonic forces are not in play influencing the worst of humanity but it seems that way. Obama’s reticence to act against the Iranian regime is a continual reminder of how timid and undeserving he is of the title Commander-in-Chief. His pathetic inability to make hard decisions will be noted by historians in the coming years. Presently, playing diplomatic games will not stop the approaching war. The Iranian regime, not its general population, must be taken to task concerning their obvious intent to develop a nuclear weapon and use it on population centers that do not fit in with their convoluted religious doctrines. Their nuclear facilities need to be accurately identified, located and destroyed, there is no other recourse. Its regime needs to be dismantled quickly and thoroughly. Many nations, not only Israel, are at risk from Iran’s evolving weaponry. Hints that contingency plans are in place to resolve Iran’s defiance against world demands are comforting, yet more needs to be done. Perhaps the president can take some of his precious campaigning time and assert himself, it is long overdue. Mark Davis MD author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com

Iran plays by its own rules

24 Feb

Iran plays by its own rules

 

Tyranny has no walls, floors or boundaries. It is a process that engulfs the weak and strong alike. The world has known it from the beginning of human civilization and its ugly face has not been purged from society even in the 21st century. Recent events in the Middle East should have given men of conscience pause to reevaluate their approach to this simmering cauldron. Standard economic sanctions against tyrants and theocratic demagogues delays the inevitable as people die by their hands. Crazed individuals fraught with hate for other cultures will not play the game by civilized rules and neither should we. A nuclear exchange would kill hundreds of millions immediately with tens of millions more dying within weeks of the catastrophe. It appears that Iran wants a nuclear device and a means to deliver it. Daily, they tease the world about their progress and intentions. Perhaps demonic forces are not in play influencing the worst of humanity but it seems that way. Obama’s reticence to act against the Iranian regime is a continual reminder of how timid and undeserving he is of the title Commander-in-Chief. His pathetic inability to make hard decisions will be noted by historians in the coming years. Presently, playing diplomatic games will not stop the approaching war. The Iranian regime, not its general population, must be taken to task concerning their obvious intent to develop a nuclear weapon and use it on population centers that do not fit in with their convoluted religious doctrines. Their nuclear facilities need to be accurately identified, located and destroyed, there is no other recourse. Its regime needs to be dismantled quickly and thoroughly. Many nations, not only Israel, are at risk from Iran’s evolving weaponry. Hints that contingency plans are in place to resolve Iran’s defiance against world demands are comforting, yet more needs to be done. Perhaps the president can take some of his precious campaigning time and assert himself, it is long overdue. Mark Davis MD author of Demons of Democracy. platomd@gmail.com