Woke we seek–
Awaken or maybe not.
People now interpret woke to be a way to describe people who would rather silence their critics than listen to them.
Word signaled awareness of injustice or racial tension;
Became a word of action,
” Activists were woke & called on others to stay woke.”
“The scope of the word has expanded to fields including education and the corporate world.
The word woke became entwined with the Black Lives Matter movement; \
Word signaled awareness of injustice or racial tension;
Became a word of action,”
Activists were woke & called on others to stay woke.”
Also impacted All social injustices;
Probably no end in to inflation in World Economy;
High inflation has returned.;
When Will Inflation Ease;
Seems Here for the Long Haul;
How are higher prices affecting consumers?
Strong job market is boosting workers’ pay,
Though not enough to offset higher prices;
High Inflation is every wherein the World;
Question is WHEN;
Series of Fed rate increases appear to be working;
Fed launches an anti-inflation initiative;
Pay Increases & massive job changes;
Red is back —
Young Chinook are surviving ;
Experts & Tribes regard return of Chinook as real blessing;
For Winnermem Winter, tribe salmon is cultural center;
Traps were used to catch the salmon eggs;
Need to develop a passage or swim way for the eggs & fish back;
Officials can now monitor eggs growth & behavior;
Tribe guided the return of the Chinook;
20,000 salmon eggs collected with a ceremony;
Tribe & Officials can now monitor eggs growth & behavior;
Red is the fish we need;
On one hand, World population seems to be slowing;
Other hand each country has its own growth issues;
Population of World Countries Growing to 8 Billion; China Growth Slowed;
U.S. Will Remain World’s 3rd Most Populous country;
Hi Life & Low Levels of Fertility Impact’;
In Future, population growth will be caused by international migration;
Age of 65 group is growing faster than other population.
Populations will decrease by 1% in 61 countries by 2050
The World Population is moving & integrating;
Here is a working list of things that need fixing—
Some are doable- some are very long range & challenging;
Here is a sampling–
Realize, Recognize, & Respond to Climate Change;
Stop Racing undeveloped Young horses & Use of Drugs;
Acknowledge & Counter Systemic Racism
End Filibusters in U.S. Congress;
Reduce Use of Fossil Fuel;
Limit & Make Public All Campaign Contributions;
Retrieve Trash from the Ocean;
Seek to Recycle plastics, glass, & reusables;
Seeds needs to be planted ASAP;
People are starving in many African countries– even the U.S.
Cost of food has pushed the famine to new levels;
Young children are most vulnerable to hunger starvation;
Cost of food in the World has increased since 2019;
War in Ukraine impeding food security;
Choice is taking food from mouths of hunger to feed the starving;
Domestic food production down 40%;
People not able to afford the food they once bought;
Vegetables & veg Oils are needed to counter malnutrition.
Simplex solution might be to get veg seeds to water sources into Africa;
Still hard to believe that Russia attacked Ukraine.
Putin took massive risks.
Ukraine mobilized in amazing manner & time frame;
U.S Stockpiles in Ukraine Running Low;
U.S. has cut back on making low grade weapons;
Stockpiles of artillery weapons is dwindling;
U.S. Making changes in U.S. defense acquisition & policy system
Building back lost weapon manufacturing of older weapons versions;
U.S. Manufacturing is apparently secret.
Coal was almost trashed, Now Black gold.
Coal is now hot & getting hotter;
Demand for coal is going to be here for a while;
High quality coal is particularly sought;
Short term purchases of coal being made;
Drives Prices to new high causing shortages;
Climate activist concerned about coal use;
Restart of coal energy plants in several countries;
Strong recovery in global economy & wider use of coal for power generation made it happen;.
Coal is now cool & in demand;
Lakes & rivers are drying up;
Drought is upon us,
Severe aridification is coming;
Loss of Trees & reduction of Snow Pack with worse Fires
Factor of heat is also present;
Insistence that human involvement is cause;
Who gets the water? The metro population or agriculture?
Meantime, we adapt to the changes in ecology;
Seek to Learn from the past;
Consider praying for rain;
Rain, Rain, Come and Play!!
You are getting older faster than you thought;
Before you know it you are designated as “Old”
Realize that you aging is in steps or events;
At some point–one becomes aware of things that should have been done or not;
Gain awareness of need for guidance & support as one grows older;
Need to plan ahead and know what to expect in time;
Aging is aging — cannot stop it.
Adapt and plan ahead for support & care;
Try to be realistic and calm; Believe in yourself
Ellison is calling shots on Lanai.
One by one he has taken over local vendors;
Gradually Getting Rid of Businesses & Re-Building the Island;
Ellison is every body’s boss & landlord –so no alternatives;
He gives little explanation for actions;
No good way to stay on Ellison’s good side;
Results in locals leaving & Leaving Larry in charge;
Ellison has spent $90B to improve the Island;
$300 M purchase came with 98% of Lanai’s 90,000 acres,
Plus two Four Seasons resorts
Farmers with degrees in technology:
That’s what is going on in farm management.
Management decisions being made using high technology sensor & analysis tools.
Precision Agriculture is new concept adopted throughout the world
Ensures effective management of fertilizers & irrigation processes.
Precision Ag relies on monitoring crop status by observing & measuring variables;
Utilization of remote sensing (RS) systems such as hyper-spectral imaging.
Farming has changed forever;
Look for simple ways to give yourself a little boost when you’re feeling down.
Write your purpose on a post-it.
What’s motivating you to do a great job on a particular project or task.
Take & seek to act on any messages of encouragement,& positive feedback,
Find sources and people who support & encourage you.
Is our water policy all wet?
We gotta cut our usage of water;
There are action-ables that CA can take’
Massive effort to conserve water where ever possible;
Like manage Ground water & rain water capture;
Start with cutbacks in water usage overall;
Set up Water capture & reuse;
Make Preservation of water conservation practices;
Engage in better management of groundwater;
Plastics are everywhere, Mrs Robinson
Plastic is in every aspect of our lives;
We cannot live without it at present time;
Plastics today are a 20th Century invention;
Even Packaging industry could account for 20% of oil production by 2050;
Today, the packaging industry is by far the biggest user of virgin plastic;
Need for a change of habits, packaging, re-use, & storage;
Need shorter food chains; better food storage methods; & less waste;
Better methods including containerization & recycle to keep plastics from over running management;
This posting calls for the adoption of a new way or vision of policing & public safety;
Communities need & want protection, prevention, public safety, and policing
There are efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments.
Several cities have created public safety & community services departments as solution.
Number of cities have consolidated police, fire, & emergency medical services into one dept.
Department of Public Safety (DPS), to become one single integrated unit.
Carbon Removal is about to be BIG;
Critical challenge is removal from atmosphere
Storage underground for many years;
Spurring investment –$2B has been allocated by companies;
Carbon Removal is emerging Hotbed of Financial & Tech Investment.
How? – Use of Direct Air removal process;
Capture & remove carbon and store underground for years;
Carbon collection under ground is like trash pickup process;
Companies are engaging in direct air capture;
Seems You can buy an AR 15 without any restrictions;
No background checks or registration;
Time for rounding up all automatic weapons in U.S.
Ban sales of AR 15s, Period.
Set up buyback plan to get AR 15s off the street;
Make illegal to own an AR15 with big fine.
NY Gov Hochul pushed for ban on AR-15 sales for people under 21
Need for a national law banning automatic weapons like AR 15;
Is Uvalde and Buffalo enough? What happened to our national consciousness?
Do we really know how money gets into political races;
Money in politics & government is big problem;
Politics & Getting elected is all about money not qualifications;
Need to cap & disclose total political contributions on ongoing basis;
Support Issue One, an American nonpartisan, nonprofit organization;
Seeks to reduce the role of money in politics.
Purports to be bipartisan & works with Republican lawmakers & Democracy Alliance network;
What do we have to do to change things?
Author says we need another major crisis to get us together;
To fix this broken system, we need a major crisis-
Yes, Another one, even bigger;
The Power of Crisis provides a roadmap for surviving—even thriving in—the 21st century.
Bremmer shows governments, corporations, & concerned citizens how;
The contented articles in most business magazine are too long.
Too story like and hard to read and to get the major points.
What is needed is a shorter format with clear action-ables.
Little use of subheads; Too few sub Heads in most postings;
Content layout not structured for quick read; What is the point of post?
A digested format similar to http://www.fixesandsolutions.com is beginning;
California forests are full of dead or unhealthy trees;
No way to effectively clear dead growth and fire prone growth;
Trees are growing older & unprotected; so new growth is needed;
Many mature forests are 100 years old;
Young trees are the future;
Competition, insect infestation, & timber harvests are threats;
Burn Baby Burn –May be the answer in the end.
Explore how tree communities can reduce risk;
How long is this drought going to last?
Can California and U.S. sustain water supply indefinitely?
One half of CA already under Water use restrictions; Metro Water Action;
Drought caused loss of 8,490 jobs & $1.2 B in costs;
Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid years long drought;
Drought predicted to last another year;
Finally time to do something
NBA Coach, Steve Kerr, blasts Congress for not acting on gun control;
Kerr appealed directly to Senators about Need to pass HR 8:
Wants every person to think about your own child or grandchild or mother or father or sister or brother.;
Ask Yourself –How would you feel if this happened to you today?
Young workers at 3 principal sources of are good to go union;
Meantime older established unions & members seem cool & jaded;
Young people are enthusiastic about unions;
New Union movement is being driven by young workers;
Older Unions do not seem to recognize drive by younger workers;
Meantime, Apple, Amazon, & Starbuck are going Union;
Seeks that ownership of the enterprise is not an option;
The union way may be the future of commerce & distribution;