Ethan Explains Killing with Cars

Ethan Explains Killing with Cars

Traffic deaths were in a nice downward trajectory. Sadly, that is no longer case. In 2015 traffic deaths rose 7% and so far this year we are up more than 10%.

What changed? Automotive safety technology continues to progress making us safer, so that is actually keeping the number of deaths down.

However, we all have smartphones now and are too busy looking at them while on the road instead of paying attention to driving.

You lack self-control. And now we will have to implement technology to stop your technology or else we need to rapidly roll out self-driving cars.

Please don’t drink and drive. Please don’t text or tweet while driving. We can save 36,000 lives per year by just paying attention to what we are supposed to be doing while behind the wheel.

What will it take to get you to put your phone down while driving?

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Ethan Explains Delete Yahoo Now

Ethan Explains Delete Yahoo Now

If you haven’t deleted everything you’ve had with Yahoo, you should now. Right now.

After the news of 500 million email accounts hacked, we have Reuters reporting that Yahoo allowed the NSA to scan incoming emails. All incoming emails on all accounts, not just suspicious ones.

Big Brother is real and it is happening now in apparent contradiction to the spirit of the fourth amendment. They are searching everything. And the judicial branch thinks it’s legal while Congress continues to pass laws allowing this, which the presidents continue to sign.

And Marissa Mayer, how does she still have defenders? Yahoo continued to nosedive under her “leadership,” the emails were hacked on her watch, and she allegedly allowed the NSA to spy on everyone with nary an attempt to protect the users who trusted her company.

Now we have word that Yahoo is denying the NSA spying report. Do you believe their denial? I don’t.

Now is the time to demand our elected officials end this warrantless spying on US citizens on US soil, without any probable cause or warrant.

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Ethan Explains VP Debate Winner

Ethan Explains VP Debate Winner

The Vice Presidential debate went down last night in Virginia. Did you actually watch?

It was a more interesting debate than I expected, and in unexpected ways. Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana remained composed while Tim Kaine, Democrat Senator from Virginia, was unhinged. I think Sen. Kaine took the idea of attack dog a little too emotionally and jumped in far too often and tried too hard to cram in his points. That approach doesn’t work.

Tim Kaine was the Donald Trump of last night’s debate.

Sadly, few of you are able to objectively view the debate and only see it through your partisan lens. Regardless, I doubt any votes changed as a result of last night. What do you think?

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Ethan Explains VP Debate

Ethan Explains VP Debate

Tonight is the one and only Vice-Presidential debate. In the right corner wearing red will be Gov. Mike Pence from Indiana. In the left corner wearing blue will be Sen. Tim Kaine from Virginia.

This is being billed as the substantive debate between two men who have served in both executive and legislative branches. But does substantive mean boring? Or will they make sure to attack the opposing presidential candidate?

It likely will be boring without Gov. Bill Weld from Massachusetts on the Libertarian ticket to mix things up. In order to attract more viewers and present additional ideas to us, he should have been included. Just like Gov. Gary Johnson should be at the presidential debates.

I predict we’ll see a drop from over 80 million viewers for the first presidential debate to around 10 million viewers for this VP debate.

What do you think?

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Ethan Explains In Home Delivery Tech

Ethan Explains In Home Delivery Tech

While the presidential race consumes the air in the room, this might have skipped past you. CNet is reporting that Amazon is working with two home automation companies to get one-time codes to unlock your front door for in-home delivery. That’s right, your Prime packages won’t be on your front step, but inside your house.

While I am a busy person and would love the security and convenience of having my Amazon Prime packages delivered inside the house, it is a little unsettling, isn’t it?

However, don’t we already hand out keys to the cleaning person, the dog walker, the neighbor? So, if we do that, isn’t it just as safe to give out a one-time code for our Smart Home door lock for inside delivery?

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Happy Rosh Hashanah 5777 Shanah Tova

rosh hashanah 5777

Rosh Hashanah 5777 is the Jewish New Year and literally means “head of the year.” The 5777 is the year count on the lunar Jewish calendar.

Jews don’t say Happy New Year, they hope for a good year.

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To hope for a happy new year is to give primacy to the ideal of a hedonistic culture whose greatest goal is “to have a good time.” To seek a good year however is to recognize the superiority of meaning over the joy of the moment.

The word “good” has special meaning in the Torah. The first time we find it used is in the series of sentences where God, after each day of creation, views his handiwork and proclaims it “good”. More, when God completed his work he saw all that he had done “and behold it was very good.”

That is the deepest meaning of the word good when it is applied to us and to our lives. We are good when we achieve our purpose; our lives are good when they fulfill what they are meant to be.

We know many people of whom it can be said that they had good lives in spite of their having had to endure great unhappiness. Indeed, the truly great chose lives of sacrifice over pleasure and left a legacy of inspiration and achievement that they never could have accomplished had they been solely concerned with personal gratification.

Today and tomorrow, the shofar will sound in Israel as it has for thousands of years to announce the King and to begin the ten days of repentance culminating in Yom Kippur.

May this Rosh Hashanah 5777 bring your family a good year with sweetness!

Ethan Explains Trump Paying Taxes

Ethan Explains Trump Paying Taxes

There is a big to-do this week speculating about Donald Trump’s level of taxation based on his non-release of his tax forms. Even Mark Cuban the billionaire, who was front and center at the debate on Monday night, is jumping into the fray, with this quote:

And I tell my tax lawyers and everybody, you know, take advantage of — do what the law recommends. But I’m not against paying taxes. And I’ll give you a perfect example. When the Dallas Mavericks were building a new practice facility, which we’re just opening, I had the opportunity to go to Dallas and and play different cities against each other to get different rebates and everything. I didn’t do it.

Mr. Cuban realizes that was a choice, right?

We don’t have to pay any more than the minimum necessary under the tax code. If you don’t like the tax code, then blame your elected officials in Washington, D.C. They control how much we pay and are responsible for the 74,000+ page tax code.

Famously, Judge Learned Hand stated in Commissioner v. Newman in 1947 – “Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.”

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Fox News Happening Now 9/28/2016

I had the pleasure of joining Jenna Lee on Fox News Channel’s Happening Now on 9/28/2016. I was on the panel along with Joe Carraro a retired New Mexico State Senator, and Dr. Costas Panagopoulos from Fordham University.

We discussed how Independents (No Party Preference/NPP here in California) are viewing the presidential race after the first debate.

I share how I thought neither candidate moved independent voters, why I am an independent, how I think the system is broken, and why I am optimistic for the future!

Please tell me your thoughts below and share with your friends!


Ethan Explains First Presidential Debate

The first presidential “debate” is tonight! Donald J. Trump will “debate” Sec. Hillary R. Clinton with Lester Holt moderating.

I use quotes around the word debate, because these aren’t really debates with rules that are followed. No microphone gets turned off when someone goes over time, for example.

Will anything about the “debate” change your mind? Or are these just publicity stunts now where each side will cherry pick what their candidate said while viciously attacking the opposing candidate? And they will all claim poor Lester Holt didn’t do a good enough job?

BTW, where is Governor Gary Johnson and why isn’t he going to be on stage? I think any candidate polling higher than 5% should be included in the debates. That’s the only way we’ll get viable third parties in this country. We really do need more than the broken duopoly which provides us what I think of as a false dichotomy of D versus R.

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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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