Monday, April 21, 2008

America's Number One Influential Right Wing Conservative Endorses Hillary

Hillary’s endorsement by Richard Mellon Scaife, owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune Newspaper is quite frightening and alarming and should scare the hell out of organized labor and all working people throughout the Commonwealth. Richard Mellon Scaife is the complete antithesis of all working class men, women, Catholics, seniors, African-Americans, Hispanics and middle-class Whites. How can you misguided souls in organized labor be totally misled by deceitful Mellon-Scaife and the Clintons which is further evidence of whom Hillary Clinton is in bed with----corporate America and their lobbyists. When will the voters of Pennsylvania wake up and critically, study, evaluate and investigate the purported link between Hillary Clinton and Richard Mellon Scaife with the Christian political organization known as “The Family”.
Birds of a feather flock together and indeed the whole country knows that Mr. Mellon Scaife is an avowed elitist.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tabloid Democratic Presidential Debate in Philly----Gotcha Debate

I have been watching presidential television debates since the great Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960.. The Gong-Show spectacle held on Wednesday night, April 16th between the salivating Hillary Clinton and the unbelieving Barack Obama was the worst moderated political debate in modern history. Indeed Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos borrowed and adopted some of the same Neo-Nazi tabloid, soap opera tactics of the right wing media like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and CBS in a vain futile attempt to smear Barack Obama. Mr. Joseph Paul Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister, would have been very proud of your performance, Mr. Gibson and Mr. Stephanopoulos, and the only thing missing from your attire was the absence of the brown shirts.
Furthermore, Gibson and Stephanopoulos were both unprepared and unprofessional in their relentless racially charged questioning of Mr. Obama on such issues as wearing the American flag pin on his lapel, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his patriotism, Mr. Obama’s “bitter” comments and with Mr. Obama’s association with Bill Ayers, a former “Weather Underground” leader. ABC News and moderators Gibson and Stephanopoulos failed miserably in this debate and gave an appearance that they were in bed with the Clinton camp. Mr. Obama’s campaign should have refused to debate knowing that a former Clinton castoff, George Stephanopoulos would be one of the moderators. Why did the Obama campaign permit this horrific blunder of having Stephanopoulos as a moderator.? This was a major foul on the part of ABC news, and I will personally refuse to watch any and all ABC news programs and hopefully all like-minded individuals will follow my lead and vigorously boycott ABC and their sponsors.
The bodacious moderators were deliberately trying to distract the American voters from the real pressing issues such as a failing economy, escalating gasoline and food prices, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, lack of universal health care, global warming/energy policy, U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe, failure to capture Osama Bin Laden, nuclear proliferation, free and fair trade agreements, high cost of higher education, mortgage foreclosure crisis, genocide in Darfur, boycotting the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and a whole host of other issues. The inept moderators spent about 45 minutes talking about soap opera tabloid issues that were not relevant to the voters of the Keystone State. This was yellow journalism at its best. The question from the woman from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who appeared to be the female version of Archie Bunker, inquired to Mr. Obama on why he refused to wear the American flag pin on his lapel which that line of questioning bordered on the absurd.
How can one rate this debate when it was obviously biased and slanted towards the sleazy Hillary? Barack had to fight three opponents on Wednesday night as they pummeled him on the ropes. Barack fought hard off the ropes, but the deck was stacked against him because he had to fight the two referees, Gibson and Stephanopoulos plus the combatant Hillary.
This Gong-Show debate was a total farce. But I give the victory to Mr. Obama because the two biased referees, Gibson and Stephanopoulos were disqualified along with Hillary who constantly hit below the belt. Perhaps Hillary promised the moderator Stephanopoulos the position of press secretary in her administration which I would not put pass the Clintons. Mr. Stephanopoulos apparently learned his lessons well while in the Clinton administration. That’s why he was so effective in working in concert with Hillary in their “kitchen sink” strategy.

Hillary, McCain and Veterans

Thanks to Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, McCain and Hillary Clinton we have an estimated 300,000 veterans among nearly 1.7 million who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering from depression, post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and delayed battlefield fatigue syndrome. According to the Rand Corporation who conducted the study on the 300,000 returning veterans, the vast majority are slipping through the cracks and are not receiving adequate care or treatment. The report further states that there is a strong possibility that most of these veterans without proper care or treatment will suffer for the rest of their lives unless comprehensive legislation is passed that will meet the needs of all of our veterans. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and cohorts—McCain, Hillary Clinton and all the members of Congress who voted for the use of force and authorization for war against Iraq should have fifteen percent deducted from their remaining paychecks and pension plans to pay for each one of the 300,000 returning veterans who may be in need of medical and mental health treatment for the rest of their lives.
John McCain and Hillary Clinton were only 2 of the 13 senators to vote against adding four hundred and thirty million dollars for inpatient and outpatient care for veterans (S. AMDT 3642 to HR 4939 Vote 98, 4/26/06). How can Hillary Clinton and John McCain look in the eyes of any veteran who has suffered as a result of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan with any sense of compassion, understanding or empathy? Shame on you John McCain and Hillary Clinton!

Hillary and Bill's Baggage

Yes Hillary, you and Bill have more baggage than the entire fleet of UPS and Fed Ex trucks can haul. Perhaps some of those UPS and Fed Ex trucks had some of the important documents and papers relating to Vincent Foster’s death and material that was relevant to Ron Brown’s purported indictment. Guess what Hillary, all of your baggage has not been thoroughly rummaged through by your opposition. Does anyone remember the questionable circumstances surrounding the deaths of Vincent Foster and Ron Brown? Why the silence of Susan McDougal who risked her own freedom by going to jail? For what and for whom is Susan McDougal covering up?
If Hillary is the Democratic candidate, the Republicans will bring up all of the old baggage that has not been thoroughly rummaged through. Perhaps there is someone out there who will give Susan McDougal a million dollars to write a “tell it all” book with no holes barred.

Hillary Represents Mediocrity at Its Best

America needs a change in the presidency, but we certainly don’t need a bombastic Hillary Clinton who would present enormous problems beyond our comprehension. Hillary is not an agent for change. She is all about maintenance of the status quo. Her mandatory health care proposal is more reminiscent of the programs that Adolf Hitler forced on the citizens of the Third Reich. Hillary’s massive retaliation remark in the April 16th debate could ultimately trigger a larger global conflict that could involve other super powers in the caldron. This massive retaliation remark by Hillary has revealed how little depth, understanding and knowledge she has on the overall situation involving Middle Eastern politics. It’s unfortunate that the political pundits and foreign policy experts have chosen not to critically condemn, expose and follow up with more thorough questioning of her knee-jerk reaction to the very complicated issues involving all nation states in the Middle East. Hillary’s retaliation remark further shows how unqualified she is to be commander in chief of the United States of America. It appears as though she would be more suitable as acting as a host in serving tea and cookies to dignitaries (Northern Ireland). The Democratic choice for president on April 22nd should be clear to anyone who chooses to see it that Barack Obama is the more suitable, prepared, qualified candidate to be our next President of the United States.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Now Hillary Wants to be One of the Good Old Boys

Hillary looked like a buffoon and an unsavory character out on the stump drinking Crown Royal whiskey in a tavern in Indiana solely for the purpose of wooing the voters in Indiana and Pennsylvania. Hillary’s behavior in the tavern was ridiculous, absurd and scandalous as she was trying to be like one of the boys. Most God-fearing, regular church-going folks in the heartlands of Indiana and Pennsylvania have found her behavior unladylike and appalling. The next thing Hillary, Bill and Chelsea will be doing is sitting down to eat some soul food such as ribs, chitlins, hogmaws, pickled pig feet, pig ears, cornbread, black eye peas, red beans and rice, fried chicken, collard and kale greens, potato salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, sweet potato pie and some buttermilk at some down home restaurant in Way Back, North Carolina for the purpose of courting the Black vote.

The Real Reverend Jeremiah Wright

The following is what Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC haven’t told you about the highly esteemed and mainstream pastor Jeremiah Wright. For the past three months all of the previous mentioned media outlets have conducted a relentless assault and racially charged attack against this dignified, courageous American hero.
The following article was written by Lawrence Korb and Ian Moss. They are respectively, Navy and Marine Corps veterans. They work at the Center for American Progress. Korb served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration.
Title: Who’s A Patriot?
In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines. In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel).
The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy’s premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital, as a member of the commander in chief’s medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery. For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.
While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.
Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?
After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America’s biggest cities. This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, who has been in the news for comments he made over the last three decades. Since these comments became public we have heard criticisms, condemnations, denouncements and rejections of his comments and him. We’ve seen on television, in a seemingly endless loop, some bites of a select few of Rev. Wright’s many sermons.
Some of the Wright’s comments are inexcusable and inappropriate and should be condemned, but in calling him “unpatriotic” let us not forget that this is a man who gave up six of the most productive years of his life to serve his country.
How many of Wright’s detractors, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly to name a few, volunteered for service, and did so under the often tumultuous circumstances of a newly integrated armed forces and a society in the midst of a civil rights struggle? Not many. While words do count, so do actions. Let us not forget that, whatever Rev. Wright may have said over the last 30 years, he has demonstrated his patriotism.

The Voters Have a Right to Know Slick Willie

Mr. William Jefferson Clinton, please tell the American voters who donated to your Presidential Library and the Clinton Foundation before Pennsylvanians cast their ballots next Tuesday, April 22nd. The voters in the remaining primary states are also desirous of knowing who donated to your so-called library and foundation.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Compassion Forum at Messiah College

Hillary looked artificial, plastic, sterile and fake as she responded to questions posed to her in CNN’s so-called Compassion Forum held on April 13th at Messiah College. Hillary appeared as though she missed a few dress rehearsals in her script because she was extremely clumsy in answering questions on her alleged faith beliefs relative to the various humanitarian crisis around the globe. Furthermore, Hillary’s responses to some of the moderators’ questions were politically calculated in that she invoked Jewish Americans, Catholics and senior citizens who are some of the groups in the Pennsylvania demographics of voters. Particularly on the question on when does life begin, she did not answer with clarity or specificity. Hillary also admitted that she does not attend church on a regular basis which shows how inconsistent she is in her faith beliefs. The CNN moderators conveniently did not inquire to Hillary on her secret religion known as “The Family” to which she belongs. Why has the sponsored media, FOX, MSNBC, CNN CBS, ABC, NBC failed to explore, inquire, investigate Hillary’s affiliation with the “The Family”? Hillary’s performance was all about show and style and very little on truthfulness and substance. Also note that Hillary appears to be immune to wearing dresses which has made her appearance look shabby and sleazy. Most real men like to see a woman wear a dress every now and then.
Mr. Obama responded to all the moderators’ questions with ease, self-assurance and self-confidence. With Mr. Obama, one got the feeling that Mr. Obama’s comments were from his heart. His replies to the questions had depth and conviction. When Barack answered the question regarding when does life begin, he reminded me of a highly esteemed science professor in his analysis and remedies on how proponents and opponents could establish bridges to understanding on this very complicated and sensitive issue. Barack also did an outstanding job of explaining his faith beliefs on which he appeared to be very sincere and more fluid than Hillary.
Chalk up another victory for Barack Obama.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Free Lancing Mark Penn

Does anyone with a modicum of intelligence believe that Hillary Rodham Clinton was not aware of Mark Penn’s meeting with officials from the Colombian government in an effort to lobby support for his corporate firm relative to executing a trade agreement between the Colombian government and the United States? The Clintons have always been great staunch supporters of NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO and they don’t give a tinker’s damn about poor or middle class working people.
In a Clinton administration, it would be everybody doing their own thing including Old Wild Bill masquerading around the world meeting with the most debasingly and corrupt business and political leaders of our time solely for the benefit of the Presidential Library and the Clinton Foundation.

The Bonnie & Clyde Clintons

The Clintons are the number one political gangstas of our time. They are indeed reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Is Hillary like Annie Oakley?

No Barack, Hillary is more like Ma Barker. Annie Oakley was a true American folk hero and Hillary has none of the qualities or attributes that Ms. Oakley had. As a matter of fact, when questioned by reporters, Hillary couldn’t remember the last time she fired a gun or firearm. Maybe Hillary, incognito, is a member of the National Rifle Association since she is such a strong gun proponent. Unlike Hillary, Annie Oakley never dodged any gunfire as Hillary did in Bosnia for Annie stood up to the fastest guns of her time and never backed down when it came to a gun fight.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

U.S. Military Troop Strengths

During Bill Clinton’s first term as President of the USA, our army had 1.2 million troops on active duty, not the 500,000 we have now. Bill Clinton closed more military bases and installations than the four previous presidents combined. John McCain was a member of Congress who in conjunction with Bill Clinton were the principle actors who had our military downsized at a very alarming rate which has had devastating effects on our ability to mount any semblance of cohesive successful ground missions in key parts of the world that are vital to our national security interests (Iraq and Afghanistan). John McCain acquiesced and went along with the status quo in downsizing our military. It’s unfortunate that the volunteer army is not equipped or manned for sustained wars. The Army Reserves and the National Guard have 10 to 15 year old equipment, and are not trained as combat forces.
Guess who has been in Congress for the last twenty years and now he wants to be president of the United States? If he were so concerned about our national security, defense and military preparedness, how did this monumental demise in our military might and prowess occur? If you read the Hamilton-Baker report, they said in blunt terms………..”that’s why President Bush’s Envoys are now eating crow in Damascus and Tehran………….they really want to cut and run”. Now you want another conniving Clinton or an aged John McCain in the White House who can’t differentiate between Al-Qaeda and Sunnis in Iraq or Iran. One of the most essential qualifications of a President is to have vision. However Bill Clinton was very short sighted, narrow minded and lacked vision. He couldn’t see the trees for the forest. And there is nothing in Hillary Clinton’s resume that has been validated to show she has any semblance of experience or expertise on national security, defense or foreign affairs except for her incorrect vote and error to go to war in Iraq. Mr. Obama welcomes the arguments on our national security and defense and he has a comprehensive plan to restore our military to respectability and prestige in the world by increasing our personnel in all branches of the services. Mr. Obama has a very broad vision of the world that encompasses more than putting band-aids on wounds and executing quick fixes because of political expediency

The Obama Team

I have been saying for the last year and a half that Sam Nunn, the ex-Senator from Georgia would have been a very good democratic choice for President of the United States. Mr. Nunn would be an excellent selection as a running mate for Barack Obama as a vice presidential nominee. Sam Nunn has impeccable, sterling credentials on national security, defense and is one of the foremost experts in the country on foreign affairs. Mr. Nunn can go toe to toe with any of the Republicans out there and beat them in any argument on national security, defense or foreign affairs. The Republicans fear Sam Nunn.
Second on my list is Chuck Hagel, present Republican U.S. Senator from Nebraska. His selection would signal reaching across party lines in keeping with Obama’s message of change and representative bipartisanship governance.
Third on my list is Bill Richardson, democratic governor of New Mexico, who would bring many talents, experiences and expertise to the office of the vice president.
Under no circumstances should John Edwards be considered for the vice presidency. Mr. Edwards hasn’t endorsed either Hillary or Barack because he’s afraid that if he endorses the wrong candidate, he will be out of the running for the vice presidency if that candidate looses. I would highly recommend John Edwards for the United States Attorney General, who is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States because I am curious to learn whether Edwards bite is as big as his bark.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chelsea Clinton on The Monica Lewinsky Affair

The President of the United States of America is supposed to work for the people of the United States. William Jefferson Clinton committed immoral acts with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Then Mr. Clinton lied under oath about these acts which were done in the House owned by the people at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The President of the United States is always on the clock working for the people. Our men and women have died in the past and present and are continually shedding their blood in wars around the globe so that the occupants in our treasured White House and country are safe from foreign and domestic threats and challenges to the American way of life.
Someone needs to inform Chelsea Clinton that her mother is running for the highest office in the land and the people are entitled to know how her mother, Hillary handled or dealt with the Monica Lewinsky affair in the White House. Chelsea Clinton is a bona-fide surrogate for her mother and she should not get a free pass from the media or others in responding to legitimate questions posed to her while campaigning on the stump for her mother. If Chelsea cannot stand the heat, then she needs to quit campaigning for her mother.
My question is who would put their offspring out on the campaign trail to be subjected to relentless inquiries on the character and judgment of their mother and father especially when the father was only the second person in the history of this country to be impeached. It is quite apparent that the Clintons will say or do anything in order to return to the White House.
I feel Mrs. Clinton’s credibility was severely wounded by all the sex scandals of Bill Clinton both in and out of the White House and as governor of Arkansas.
Shame on you Chelsea. It is the business of the people to inquire about the character and veracity of individuals aspiring to the highest political office in the United States of America.

Basra Iraq---No Win Situation

I knew that when the British troops left the City of Basra that it was just a matter of time and that all hell would break loose. Any type of precipitous U.S, troop withdrawal presently in Iraq will spell disaster for the Iraqi people and the Maliki government. The question is, can the so-called Iraqi security forces of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki defeat the ragtag militants of the popular Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr? No one with an acute understanding of the crisis in Iraq believes that the U.S. or British troops and others can be withdrawn on any level in the next two to three years. The U. S. and Britain have to remain in Iraq for at least five years in order to provide air support to the Iraqi security forces. The Iraqi army cannot defeat or contain the various Shiite militias throughout Iraq without sustained air support. The Iraqis have no air force or combat air support capability.
So I think it is premature for any of the presidential candidates to talk about U.S. troop withdrawal without the knowledge of being able to forecast of predict what the geo-political situation will be in the next year. U.S. troop withdrawals should only be predicated on the overall ground conditions and the progress of the Maliki government to forge some semblance of a unified government. Furthermore, the Maliki government has to make a concerted effort to make all the various political, religious factions and tribal leaders feel that they have a stake in sharing power and making Iraq a stable government for the benefit of all. If all else fails, the partition plan, once advocated by U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, might be the best plan for the Kurds, Shiites and Sunni’s.
The revenue from oil was supposed to aid and help in the rebuilding of Iraq, but a large percentage of the raw oil is being hijacked by unscrupulous sources for their own gain and profit. We know that the Bushes and Clintons do not believe in strict or airtight regulations to monitor the activities of our business community which has caused the present fiasco on Wall Street and on Main Street. Thus the Bush Administration has incorporated this same type of laissez-faire attitude in the monitoring of the Iraqi oil revenues which are supposed to be distributed equally to all the various Iraqi factions. This asinine hands-off control of the monitoring of Iraqi oil revenue is attributable to George Bush which has fueled gross corruption in the distribution of Iraqi oil.
A partition plan would possibly insure that the oil profits may be more equitably distributed among the Kurds, Shiites and Sunni’s. American stupidity along with gross arrogance coupled with our jingoistic, warped manifest destiny cowboy foreign policy has created this quagmire in Iraq solely for the benefit of the multi-national corporations and their greedy stock and shareholders of those respective corporations. Now the U.S. will spend another estimated trillions of dollars to rebuild a once sovereign country under Saddam Hussein that we have completely destroyed. Does that make sense or do we have any type of logic to justify this policy?
The American people are to blame for this number one foreign policy blunder since the fiasco in Vietnam because the American people elected the incompetent George Bush, the scandalous, corrupt Dick Cheney, deadwood, deadbeats like John McCain and a lying yes woman in Hillary Clinton and an overpaid, under-worked, inept Congress that has fallen into a type of malignant Machiavellian decadence. The American citizenry should have been monitoring, critically examining, questioning and writing letters to their elected officials, meeting with their elected officials and requesting all the information from Congress and the Bush Administration that was germane to the Iraqis WMD’s. This is a gross failure of the legislative and executive branches of government for misleading the American people into this misadventure solely for profit for the multinational corporations. We should have been protesting vociferously and consistently before the march to war in Iraq based upon a false pretense. Those fat alley cats in Washington work for the American people and we gave them a free pass to engage in a destructive, genocidal campaign against the Iraqi people. Then we wonder why everyone and their brother despise the good old USA.
Therefore I am supporting Barack Obama because he offers some semblance of intelligence and sanity to this complicated world of ours.

The Clinton Campaign Is Nine Million Dollars in Debt

You load 16 tons
What do you get?
Another day older
And Hillary grows deeper in debt.
St Peter don’t you call me
Because I can’t go
Hillary owes her soul to the
Corporate Store.
If you see Hillary comin
You better step aside
A lot of men didn’t (blank blank) and a lot of men died
St. Peter don’t you call me
Because I can’t go
Hillary owes her soul to the
Corporate Store.

Twenty one days before the Pennsylvania Primary and the Clinton campaign is nine million dollars is debt. Hillary Clinton claims to be a fighter, but she didn’t fight hard enough for her own campaign staffers to have adequate health insurance. The way Hillary has run her campaign is a reflection of how she would run the White House, in a climate of acrimony, dysfunctional, reckless, disarray, employees backstabbing, bickering and sniping, internal conflicts, surrogates such as Bill Clinton and Bob Johnson freelancing, and disseminating inaccurate, false, malicious, hateful information allegedly without Hillary’s knowledge and consent.
Barack Obama has a forty million dollar surplus and has run his campaign in a cohesive, efficient and exemplary fashion. This is evidence of how an Obama
White House would function and operate. Mr. Obama has made all Americans feel that they have a bona-fide stake in the future development of this fledgling experiment in democratic governance. He has also emphasized the worth of the individual rather than the worth of the corporate elites or Washington political bureaucrats masquerading around as servants of the people
That’s why the choice for Pennsylvania voters is clear on April 22. Cast your vote for Barack Obama.

Delta Raises Prices

Delta Airlines will be raising their price of tickets due to escalating fuel costs. It has already been reported that Delta Airlines and other airline companies have old antiquated aircraft that are obsolete and poorly maintained. What intelligent American would want to travel on such aircraft in the first place?
The crisis in the airline industry along with the commercial crisis consumers are experiencing with extremely high gasoline and diesel prices, is merely reflective of a country that does not have a grasp of the severity of not having a comprehensive energy policy which attests to the poor political leadership at all levels of government and the self serving greed of the corporate CEO’s, board of directors and their stockholders.

Virginia Tech Settlement Offer Is an Insult

The present Virginia Tech settlement offer is a blatant insult to all the families of the victims of the severe mentally ill person who perpetrated this horrific crime. The State of Virginia, under its current laws, is limited to paying victims of the Virginia Tech massacre only $100,000.00. Therefore, what is needed is for the Virginia Assembly, with the support of Governor Kaine, to pass a Special Act that would establish an adequate compensation fund for all the families at a minimum of one million dollars per family and not more than fifteen million dollars per family. Also note that no amount of money can compensate for the taking of a human life or the maiming or injury of a human being under any circumstances