DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: end it.
No amount of bureaucratic legislation can change the number of minutes between sunrise and sunset.
Local people time the school busses to the minute, they can certainly adjust to the sunlight hours all by themselves.
Also, the leading edge of sunlight is one hour different than the trailing edge,
what benefits the leading edge may not benefit the trailing edge; again, let the local people handle it.
Not everyone changes the clocks; not changing the clocks:
- makes chart times wrong, such as Tide Tables, especially printed media;
- causes errors when people or machines forget to change the time;
- makes TV times and show information wrong;
I notice that some on-air TV listings are off by an hour until the clocks get changed back again.
STOP SENILE CONGRESSMEN:
Establish a board of doctors, an odd number (like the Supreme Court).
Like in the original Star Trek, let the board of doctors determine whether a
particular Congressman is mentally and physically fit to continue doing his/her duties.
TINTED WINDOWS ON AUTOMOBILES:
Should NEVER be allowed on the front windows (windshield and 2 front doors);
ZERO tint, this is a major SAFETY thing.
- Policemen need to see inside the automobile for guns or other dangers;
- Policemen need to see inside to evaluate and monitor the occupants;
- Both Bicycle riders and Pedestrians need to see if the driver is looking at them
so that they can safely cross in front of the car while it is stopped;
- Other drivers need to see if the driver is looking at them,
and so the two drivers can hand-signal to each other if necessary.
LICENSE PLATE COVERS:
Should NEVER be permitted. Especially the dark tinted ones.
The license plate is identification;
in case of stolen vehicle, crime, accident or for any other reason
it must be easy to read.
Some license plate covers are tinted, some are clear,
all get darker and pitted with age and become more difficult to read;
and becomes a method via which criminals can hide.
- government license plate readers cannot always see throught the tinted cover;
- Tinted license plate covers prevent victims or witnesses from reporting critical evidence.
Why is the government so intent on aiding criminal behaviour ?
LICENSE PLATE FRAMES:
Can two different states use the same license plate number; for example ABC-123 ?
If so, then the State named on the license plate becomes a critical part of the ID
and should not be obscured by the license plate frame, as many are.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
The Statute of Limitations says that if, after committing a crime,
you can escape detection for a specic length of time,
then you get a FREE PASS for committing that crime.
There should never be a Statute of Limitations on any crime
as long as sufficient evidence exists to go to court.
Having a Statute of Limitations states that the government is purposely
underfunding and understaffing the Justice system for reasons of convenience and expense,
and states that the government really does not care about justice at all.
USE OF 'PRECEDENT' IN COURT:
Use of PRECEDENT in court should be outlawed.
Times change, laws change, judges are human, make mistakes, and have different opinions of law and justice !
Each Judge must make an individual decision based on current law and the specifics of the case.
To do anything else is lazy, dishonest, cheap and WRONG.
COLLISION AVOIDANCE on AUTOMOBILES:
AKA Auto Emergency Braking or Forward Collision Mitigation:
Collision Avoidance technology should have been mandated
(like seat belts) soon after it came out.
Mass production brings down the cost, and causes the technology to mature faster;
not to mention prevent a few accidents and save a few lives.
Note that it PREVENTS accidents, minimizing damage and loss
to both the automobile and its occupants,
something which seat-belts do NOT do.
Seatbelts attempt to protect the occupants AFTER the collision !
2023: An IIHS study predicts a 50 percent reduction in front-to-rear collisions
(if Collision Avoidance was mandated like seat belts).
POST OFFICE SATURDAY DELIVERY: (NOT needed)
Saturday mail delivery is not needed.
I am not talking about the Post Office itself,
that should remain open on Saturday so the Monday to Friday employees can access it.
1. Traditional Monday to Friday business is closed on Saturday, they do not need delivery.
2. Do homeowners care if they get bills and junk mail on Saturday? I think not.
3. 6 day delivery requires fill-in, non-postal employees, which not only costs extra,
but the post office uses them to blame non-delivery on;
this crutch needs to be eliminated; the temps may actually do better work !
4. The Post Office needs the reduction in expenses.
In sum: Saturday service is not needed and the expense is not needed; end it !
POST OFFICE PHILOSOPHY: SPEED VS ACCURACY:
A. Post office delivers your letter to your mailbox in 5 days.
B. Post office delivers your letter to someone elses mailbox in 2 days.
Option B. is the current Post Office Philosophy.
I prefer Option A; giving other people my mail is NOT a 'service' !
Congress ignores the entire problem.
POST OFFICE MAIL DELIVERY:
The United States business system was predicated upon a reliable
Post Office; that is no longer true.
Email and other electronic formats are not reliable substitutes,
and not universally accessible.
A customer pays money to have a letter delivered to a specific address,
by delivering it to the wrong address, the Post Office FAILs to earn that money.
How can I put it more plainly ?
It is also dishonest in that the Post Office now uses their
bad delivery reputation to increase sales of Insurance and Tracking !
This is not a one-time problem,
it is a continuing problem that started when Congress 'privatized' the Post Office.
Some people say that that is not true,
if so, then why is the URL USPS.com and not USPS.gov ?
BRING BACK DDT:
DDT is one of the best pesticides to kill bed-bugs,
and is still used indoors in other countries.
The problem with DDT was that farmers and others dumped thousands (or is it millions ?)
of TONS of DDT all over the land, often indescriminately.
Make DDT legal again, but only for INDOOR use in small quantities.
Subsidize 'monolithic dome' houses. They are concrete,
and they are round; the wind goes around them;
next best thing to building underground.
Also good in hurricanes, and concrete does not burn.
Require reservations, give one-timers priority.
It is a fact that they are being destroyed by overuse.
I live on the East Coast and twice tried to see Yosemite,
but both times it was flooded with Los Angeles people
who come out there every weekend.
Give reservation priority to those who have never been there before;
and to those who come the farthest to see it.
the HIPA Act:
The HIPA Act is the biggest waste of paper I have ever seen.
When my original doctor died,
his wife transferred my medical records to
another doctor in town that I had never seen.
The new doctor promptly threw them in the garbage;
so when I requested them, they were gone.
This should not be legal.
All my childhood diseases, shots, etc, were in that file.
Why can an individual NOT have their own medical records.
Why does the government think that my medical records are
better off in the garbage than in my hands ?
If a doctor does not want certain medical records,
they should be required to turn them over to a central
government clearing house, especially if the person
is still alive; then the person will know where to go
to find their medical records.
Spoofing is when someone calls you on the telephone
but the number that you see on your telephone
is not the number that they are calling from.
Short definition: Disguising a communication from a malicious source as trusted.
Supposedly not legal, but with such a big loophole that the
government does not go after offenders.
Spoofing is mostly used by people trying to cheat you;
why would any honest business or person would need to do this ?
Spoofing is WRONG.
There is no reason that any honest business or individual
should be hiding their telephone number from you
if they are calling you.
The loophole should be closed and all spoofing stopped.
ADA TILES: Another Federal stupidity.
STOP SIGNS: Who sets the rules for this ?
under development Stop Signs
How can you possibly think that raising the minimum wage has no affect on inflation ?
Other than building it underground,
the best tornado resistant house is probably the monolithic dome.
Not the best looking, and not as cheap as a stick-built house,
but if the government would subsidize the equipment needed to make it,
this type of house would prevent a lot of damage, loss of personal property,
loss of lives, waste of natural resources, and filling of garbage dumps.
We would not be seeing on TV the massive destruction.
Besides being made of concrete, it is round,
the wind does not have a flat surface to push against,
and there is no actual roof to get sucked off.
My childhood doctor died and his wife sent all my medical records
to another doctor in town.
This second doctor immediately trashed all my medical records
without notifying me that he had them.
All my vaccinations and childhood diseases were in that file.
Now when a doctor asks me if I had, for example, chicken pox, I do not know.
Trashing a persons medical records should not be legal.
If the doctor does not want them they should be
1. given to the patient (who paid for them); or
2. turned over to a central agency that will hold them until
the patient (or their family) can be located.
DEAR GOVERNMENT communications:
I talk to the wind,
my words are all carried away,
I talk to the wind,
the wind does not hear,
the wind cannot hear.
- King Crimson
Driving your car:
If you do not know how to use your directional signals,
what makes you think that you know how to operate the rest of the vehicle ?
If you could not fix simple bugs in Windows XP (and prior)
and you dragged the same bugs along to Windows 10,
plus added more bugs along the way,
why should I think that you can do Windows 11 right ?
I was hoping that you would improve on Microsoft; no such luck;
no 'back' button on the ipad and iphone, proprietary formats !
Admittedly, it has been decades since I was in Europe,
mostly in 1964; and most Europeans loved to criticize the
United States for many things; but what I am dismayedto see in 2023,
is that France, Germany, and Great Britain have all made the same
major mistakes that the United States Congress has made.