October 3rd, 2018

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Triggers & Joys from Tuesday

Joys

#inktober2018 - i can play with digital ink, why not?

Dogwood berries in bright red are cheerful for so long, so much longer than the iconic flowers. One of the bathroom windows opens to a view of leaves and berries and i delight in seeing them.


Adulting (which sounds better than "Headaches")

I wrote my Primary Care Provider asking if he really wanted the three years of paper records or if he knew how to use MyChartCentral and Lucy to pick up my California provider's continuity of care records.


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Midterm election preparations begin

I am intrigued by the context provided by this entry on the North Carolina Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment (2018). The first such state constitutional claim well predates the NRA, but there's definitely a NRA promotion going on. I'll vote no, because i don't need a right to kill things enshrined in my state constitution. I also think it's pretty incomplete: where's my right to use pesticides and to electrocute mosquitoes (with a by-catch of moths)? What about holding folks blameless when they hit critters with their car?

I admit i kill critters and i cause critters to be killed, but i'm not excited at enshrining it as a constitutional right. However, if it doesn't pass, i'll be stunned. Happy, but stunned.

The last four constitutional amendments are easy to vote no on.

That leaves North Carolina Marsy's Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment (2018), which sounds fair but i was suspicious that justice was not being served. The ACLU points out the false equivalence between the rights of an accused and rights of a victim. Key is that the rights of an accused are in the context of the state: what the state can't do to a victim. Many of the rights in Marsy's Law seem to be victim to accused/convicted. The ACLU article i found goes on to point out ambiguity, conflict (what does victim privacy mean in the context of victim testifying -- something interesting to think about in last week's context).