Ethan Explains Police Shooting Videos

Ethan Explains Police Shooting Videos

The question of police body cameras continues to grow in importance. They are an important tool for both the police and the public in getting the record straight in ALL interactions between us.

Now with the shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, the failure of our government to ensure openness and accountability is in focus. In Tulsa, they released the videos and while we may disagree on what exactly they tell us, we have a much better idea. And guess what? No riots.

In Charlotte the North Carolina state legislature passed a law limiting the video release only by court order. So, we have two totally different accounts of what transpired. And riots have ensued alongside the peaceful, legal, protests.

We must demand that all police body cam video be escrowed by a third-party so nobody can delete what they don’t want us to see. Body cams shouldn’t be able to be deactivated when on-duty. And there needs to be rules and regulations in place when we fund body cameras to ensure their proper release to We The People.

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Ethan Explains Antibiotic Health Crisis

Ethan Explains Antibiotic Health Crisis

Popping pills whenever you don’t feel well, having unprotected sex, and eating antibiotic laced foods have become a health crisis. No really, doctors are running out of antibiotic drugs for addressing multiple bacterial infections with potentially dire outcomes for you and me. We are in the midst of an antibiotic health crisis.

First of all, taking antibiotics went you don’t feel well without knowing if it is a bacterial infection is leading to significant antibiotic resistance as the bacteria rapidly develop immunity.

Second, your hedonistic unprotected sex with multiple partners has now created an antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. Gross.

Third, our food supply is being jammed with antibiotics which passes through to us, creating more antibiotic resistance.

Stop popping pills, or expecting your doctor to prescribe antibiotic pills without knowing why you are sick. Stop having unprotected sex, period. And start buying organic and demanding that your food not be flooded with antibiotics.

We can make a difference in this health crisis. Only use antibiotics when necessary.

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Ethan Explains Antibiotic Health Crisis

Ethan Explains Heroin Epidemic Week

The President has called this week Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. This is a national scourge that needs to end.

It begins by never doing it in the first place. There is nothing cool, sexy, or interesting about shoving a needle full of heroin into your arm. It ruins your body, your relationships, and your life.
And, if you share your needle with another person, you risk getting Hepatitis C and HIV. Diseases that should be gone, but because of unprotected sex and needle sharing, they continues to hospitalize and kill far too many people.

And on top of it all, there is a serious problem in places like Santa Cruz, California where not only is heroin killing people, the heroin addicts are leaving their used needles around town. In parks, on the beach, and elsewhere, unsuspecting people including children are getting stuck by the used needles, requiring expensive medical procedures because of the potential for contracting the aforementioned diseases.

Please stop glamorizing the opium poppy based drugs. Lets end the opioid and heroin epidemic.

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Ethan Explains Trump Birtherism

Ethan Explains Trump Birtherism

Birtherism is back in the news. Yesterday the Trump campaign stated that Donald Trump accepts that President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen, born in Hawaii. And today we learn from The Washington Post that Trump himself denies that.

Here is the key part:

Trump refused to say whether he believes Obama was born in Hawaii. “I’ll answer that question at the right time,” Trump said. “I just don’t want to answer it yet.” When asked whether his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was accurate when she said recently that he now believes Obama was born in this country, Trump responded: “It’s okay. She’s allowed to speak what she thinks. I want to focus on jobs. I want to focus on other things.”

Ugh.

The birthplace of a presidential candidate is a valid question. Because the qualifications for President are in The Constitution. Specifically U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 5.

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

We have the birth certificate, move on, acknowledge it, but instead Mr. Trump is feeding the bottom-feeders. This is a non-issue, even if Trump believes it, give it up.

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EDIT: About two hours after I recorded the video, Mr. Trump gave a speech and announced, “President Barack Obama was born in the United States.”

Ethan Explains Tangled Trump

Ethan Explains Tangled Trump

The polls show a dead heat between Sec. Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald J. Trump, and I’ve spent plenty of time picking apart Clinton. Now we find out that the Trump Foundation, while not ethically challenged regarding our government, is deeply problematic.

The Washington Post editorial board goes as far as calling Trump a “scam artist” because of the problems with the Trump Foundation. From the article:

Mr. Trump does not appear to have given his own money to the Trump Foundation since 2008, and by then Trump funds had become a tiny slice of the organization’s revenue. Since then, the available records suggest, a charitable group that bears the billionaire’s name has been funded by others. That has not stopped Mr. Trump from claiming credit for doling out other people’s cash. He happily accepted an award from the Palm Beach Police Foundation in 2010 — then he cut the group off once the real source of the money, a New Jersey charity, stopped contributing to the Trump Foundation. Donations he promised on “The Celebrity Apprentice” would come out of his “own wallet” instead came from his foundation or a television production company. The story is the same with a 2009 TV contest called “Trump pays your bills!”, in which the Trump Foundation, not Mr. Trump, paid the winner’s bills.

Further, Newsweek‘s Kurt Eichenwald wrote a well researched piece documenting all of the conflicts of interest a President Trump will have due to his international business dealings. From his piece:

A close examination by Newsweek of the Trump Organization, including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the Trump Organization has engaged in any illegal activities. It also reveals a web of contractual entanglements that could not be just canceled. If Trump moves into the White House and his family continues to receive any benefit from the company, during or even after his presidency, almost every foreign policy decision he makes will raise serious conflicts of interest and ethical quagmires.

Done with the broken duopoly yet? I suggest we need Governor Gary Johnson on the presidential debate stage to provide a third approach to running the United States of America.

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Ethan Explains Bayer Buys Monsanto

Ethan Explains Bayer Buys Monsanto

Who owns your food? Well, with Bayer AG buying Monsanto for $66 billion, one giant company is about to own nearly every aspect of the food chain.

Yes, that’s right, they’ll own it. Because Monsanto produces Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed and Bayer makes the farm chemicals, they will own it. They own it because each of those components the farmer relies on is patented. They’re able to patent that seed because they’ve modified it through genetic engineering. Then they own what you eat and have the financial clout to “own” members of Congress and the Senate in those farm states.

The agricultural policy of the United States is skewed in favor of these big companies because of their financial clout. It is not in favor of the farmers or the consumer (you and me,)  I had a Midwestern farmer/rancher friend explain to me how the giant ag companies pay for crops right below the subsidized price so the farmer makes little and the agri-giant makes money from the federal subsidies and own the supply chain marking up the food to the food manufacturing companies. Our tax dollars make Monsanto and Bayer AG their profits.

Do you think a giant, German based, multi-national, mega-corporation should own a huge chunk of the food supply?

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Ethan Explains Sugar Lies

Ethan Explains Sugar Lies

We do love our sugar. It’s in everything on the grocery store shelf now. Time to dial that back!

Now we find out that the sugar industry paid two Harvard researchers back in the 1960s. These payments caused them to change their findings from sugar causes cardiovascular disease to fat causes cardiovascular disease.

That’s right! Researchers at the UCSF School of Medicine published their findings yesterday in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). We’ve been lied to for decades harming our health and likely killing many Americans.

It’s time to cut way back on your sugar consumption. Follow some of my recipes for a healthy way to make delicious sweets and start reading labels looking out for sugar, corn sugar, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup. There is no need to completely eliminate sugar, but there is a definite need to cut way back. Now.

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Ethan Explains Hillary Health

Ethan Explains Hillary Health

According to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s physician, she has pneumonia. This announcement came hours after she disappeared from the 9/11 memorial event in New York City.

The only reason we know about this is a private citizen captured video that none of the press corps bothered to film. The video appears to show her passing out as she is supported by Secret Service personnel and moved into a van.

None of this would be as big of a deal if her entire campaign wasn’t one of secrecy and obfuscation. Now it is a much bigger deal than it might have been if she would be forthright and honest in her dealings with We The People.

Further, with her millions of dollars available it appears she doesn’t have someone helping her get exercise five days per week, as evidenced by her weight gain. One need only look at her pictures from the 1990s and compare them to today to see how much she has gained. And even more, where is the nutritionist to ensure she eats nutrient dense foods at every meal and cut out the simple carbohydrates? Proper diet and exercise would help her body cope with the massive stress of a presidential campaign and her incredible schedule.

Not that diet and exercise will prevent pneumonia, which kills over 53,000 people per year according to the CDC. But they sure help to keep the immune system stronger and a healthy person generally makes for a quicker recovery.

I do wish Secretary Clinton a full and speedy recovery.

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Ethan Explains 9/11 Commercialization

It was fifteen years ago that we were viciously attacked by homicidal, Islamic trivialists. They are hell-bent on destroying our way of life and killed over 3,000 people that day. We must never forget that day and its meaning.

Now, I am one who doesn’t normally complain about commercialization. However, this year it appears some retailers are trying to turn 9/11 into Memorial Day or Labor Day with sales. Those attempts are wrong, gross, and vile.

These are just a couple of examples. There is a Wal-Mart in Florida stacked their Coke products like the twin towers for a sale, a mattress store in San Antonio stacked mattresses like the twin towers in their two for one sale, and I’m sure there are others.

9/11 is a somber holiday to remember those lost, why we were attacked, and why we must remain the beacon of liberty is NOT the day to commercialize. Don’t you think?

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EDIT 9/9/16 10:33 PDT – If you are wondering about the word “trivialists”: Pastor Rene Schlaepfer from Twin Lakes Church used that term on my KGO 810 show in reference to religious “extremists”. He said they aren’t extremists, they are trivialists because they focus on trivia in the religious texts, not the big picture message of love.

Ethan Explains Killing Cancer

Ethan Explains Killing Cancer

What are the best approaches for killing cancer? We all want to destroy this scourge and Vice President Joe Biden is leading a “moonshot” to get it.

But where she we focus and how much money should we spend? It’s always about the money. Which leads me to “pinkwashing.” The phenomenon every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month when everything is pink. But how much of that fundraised money goes to research and treatment? Not enough.

Further, now we have conflicting information on mammograms and when they should be done.

I suggest we need to focus more on WHY we have such high rates of cancer to prevent it in the first place, and that doesn’t just mean slather on toxic sunscreens.

The second prong is treatment and I think the “moonshot” has it right by focusing on DNA and immunotherapy.

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