I will get to this tomorrow. Maybe this afternoon.
We all tend to wait until the last moment to go after a difficult task.
Procrastination particularly common among hi achieving people.
Delays cause rushing & shoddy results & reap the Sin of depending on future time.
This book about deadlines is a wise & counterintuitive book that explores the power of deadlines.
Deadline Process provides focus, urgency, & cooperation for project.
Setting deadlines are said to concentrate the mind.
Spells out uniquely effective tools of motivation & empowerment. Soft deadlines seems to be answer.
Is there a need for a new format & communication objective for media?
Try reading a daily newspaper or the latest issue of Wired
It is virtually impossible for a reader to quickly grasp most print & digital content
Caused by too much focus by print & digital authors being storytellers not signifiers.
Who has time to read long articles of endless subhead-less content ?
Armed with pen, scanning eyes, and key word vigilance, readers dig & focus.
Most magazine & newspaper articles go on & on with no eye help for the reader.
Hot Streets Surfaces Get hotter
Black asphalt absorbs heat from Sun: White road surface reflects heat from Sun.
Dark-colored asphalt absorbs between 80 & 95 percent of the sun’s rays.
White road surfaces reflect heat and sun light. Paint & new alternative materials being used.
Example is concrete, or white asphalt, but more expensive choice for road surfaces.
But lasts longer & provides more stable environment for heavier vehicles.
Other alternative materials reduce consumption of natural aggregates/recycles materials
And are being used instead of black asphalt.
One cannot be sure for sure – that’s for sure.
About what seems to be happening in America?
Was it like this in 1960 or even 1980?
Were we dying less, killing each other at lessor rate?
Gunning for each other?
Or were we just having fun and were not impacted by famine, greed, and disease.?
Question is — Can we reevaluate what we think, how we treat other & who we really are and want to be ?
Is your car’s catalytic converter about to be stolen?
An Easy Grab and Go process can remove the unit within a minute or two.
Thieves can remove a catalytic converter quickly, often in less than two minutes,
Only tools a thief needs are a wrench or a reciprocating saw (for converters.
Recyclers then extract the metal and resell it for as much as $6,000 an ounce,
Crime or converter theft has risen in tandem with sharply rising metal prices.
Thieves sell to metal recyclers for $20-$200. Usually around $70
Many Americans not mentally healthy, Need Care.
Decisive & transformative change to U.S. mental health landscape is possible.
Some possible solutions coming to for front from in-depth Rand Report.
Expand access to digital and tele-health services for mental health.
Focus on patient outcomes in treatment planning & assessments of care quality.
Define & institutionalize a continuum of care in states & communities.
Launch a national care-coordination initiative.
Establish the relationship of Mental Health to Community Crime
Has capitalism really been adopted by countries like China?
Three global business trends that have impacted Capitalism:
1) Technology-driven transformation
2) Reinvention of office work
3) Increased attention to social and environmental goal
Source of business value in the 20th century was access to capital.
Now different? More access to natural resources, investment in infrastructure now essential.
Providing technology to control financial & actual capital is giving countries an edge.
Burn, Baby, Burn–Never seems to stop,
Forest management is expensive, labor intensive, & still difficult to implement
‘Forest Fires keep burning out of control in California.
Now state must begin to work with fires, not just fight them.
Means reversing a century of U.S.fire suppression policies & practices.
Focus seems to be about reduction of the fuel that burns in the forest fires.
Can only rely more on deliberate, prescribed burns to clear out vegetation & piles of fuel.
New ways, technology, techniques and planning being gradually mobilized
The Moon & Climate Change are at work.
Higher tides and more coastal flooding are coming to Hawaii & West Coast
Accelerating number of high-tide flooding days to start in the mid-2030s.
Novel statistical model projects future flooding days for Hawaii & California.
Will figure & reflect changes in tidal range and sea-level projections.
Rapid increases in flooding at high tide expected in coastal areas will occur.
Includes Gulf of Mexico and Pacific coastlines, including Hawaii.
Mid-to late-2030s to be the tipping point from which a regional issue transitions.
Are you emotionally intelligent?
Emotional intelligence allows you to understand and manage your emotions
You can use it to self-motivate and to create positive social interactions;
People will respond to more effectively and maybe even come to love you.
Applying emotional intelligence in the workplace gives you the ability to create better relationships
Your coworkers, your friends, and your family will respond positively.
Try these five basic applications of emotional intelligence and see what happens to you.
Kill them pesky weeds the safe way.
People are NOT using Roundup to kill garden & lawn weeds any more.
Organic weed killers are on the market & homemade version easy to make.
Home made weed killers made from vinegar and other household items being adopted.
Home Made Alternative Weed Killer to Commercial Roundup can be easily made.
See formula for home made Organic weed killers made from Vinegar.
Just as powerful without risk to people and pets. Easy & safe solution,
Things are Uh changing, Little by Little
It may be helpful to aggregate a list of things that need work.
This list is an accumulation of issues & problems gathered over time.
Some will evolve, others are almost too big for even government to handle.
Others are critical to the survival of the country, the Planet, & its occupants.
Things could happen & will. Maybe we will be ready for some. Hopefully, all.
If you find any issue or problem is really a problem, seek to find out what you can do about it.
Water to Water technology now desalinating sea water.
Literally an ocean of opportunity to create fresh drinking water.
Air-To-Water generation has achieved the right scale, capacity, and cost.
Emerging technology converts air humidity to water.
Problem with Desalination method, reverse osmosis, is still expensive.
Requires a great deal of electricity to push water through a filter.
Costly to treat the water to kill microbes and to replace the filters.
Means gradual acceptance and utilization of new sources of water.
You are what you carry.
How you carry yourself & your need-ables tells all who you are.
Thats a tote bag that is you — And can carry around all your items & stuff–
A bag that makes people look.
Entrepreneur Designer comes up with tote & hand bags that fill a need & look great.
Every bag is hand made & one of a kind. You are what you carry.
These totes will definitely get you noticed. Get ready to be asked, “Where’d you get that bag?”.
And the track death beat goes on.
Horse deaths from track break downs continue as Industry crosses fingers
Young horses are still being put down at Santa Anita Race Course
Every horse put down was 5 or younger.
The vet schools. some track vets, & all track owners have not said age is a factor.
Contention is that horse bone structure is not mature til 6 years of age
Impossible to change the industry, economic, and culture to protect young horses.
What needs to be done will never happen – Economically & culturally not possible
Vehicle Insurance rate setting now based on how you drive & behave.
Driving behavior data is being gathered directly from insured vehicles.
Age & credit scores no longer used to determine underwriting premiums
Data gathering from autonomous vehicles sensor data used to evaluate risk.
Insurers offer discount if can use & provide telematics gathered driving data.
Enables use of telematics, AI, & Machine Learning in claims processing.
Cities creating Public Safety Departments to combine all City Services.
Communities need & want protection, prevention, public safety, & policing.
There are efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments.
Meantime several cities have created combined public safety departments as solution.
Consolidating police, fire, & emergency medical services into one department–Not defunding Police.
Getting to the root of law and order by going after the cause of crime & rioting.
Need to understand & respond to the reasons why people from 3 countries come to Border.
U.S. has actually contributed to problems & empowered of corruption in Northern Triangle.
The 3 countries in The Northern Triangle are El Salvador, Honduras, & Guatemala.
U.S. has trained right wing death squads, financed coups, & exploitive investments.
This Fostered corruption seems to be principal cause of people migrating to the North.
People need humanitarian aid by all countries & governmental change.
Local News is a being bought and even buried by Hedge Funds
The Hedge funds buy local newspapers then cut costs & staff to enhance profit.
Advertising & subscriptions have been dismantled as revenue sources.
Print newspapers failed to adapt to new publishing model.
Need to block newspaper buys & mergers that are anti-trust.
Proposed Local Journalism Sustainability Act proposes tax credits could solve.
Owning part of the company. Closing the racial wealth gap.
A solution seems to be embedded in an Employee Stock Ownership Plans or an ESOPs.
Need for sweeping initiatives for employee ownership to be adopted nationally.
There is a stark racial wealth gap in the U.S. Philadelphia is example.
City is working to reduce the racial wealth gap..
ESOP is a tax-qualified retirement plan that invests in employer’s stock.
ESOPs companies enable Employee owners to gain liquidity.
Coral reefs are dying in many global oceans.
Project Underway to create reef restoration technology & recolonization.
Project Underway to create reef restoration technology.
Seeking to restore dead reef off the coast of Caribbean nation Antigua & Barbuda
Effects of climate change have led to coral bleaching & dead reefs.
Rather than Defund Police, cities are merging Police & Public Safety Depts.
Majority of Americans support sweeping reforms to law enforcement & its function.
An integrated department would merge administrative, upper management, & support functions;
Would maintain the traditional distinct job functions of police officer, firefighter, or paramedic, healthcare, & support services.
Public Safety with functions, priorities, & civic objectives to be coordinated & integrated new department of Public Safety.
Part of major city services; Fire, police, emergency medical services.
Every service would be to protect, prevent, & support the community & all its traditional services.
The Gap is widening.
income & net worth gap between Investment & Working Class is increasing;
So need for Working Capitalist model like ESOPS & Universal Basic Capital System.
Universal basic capital is the best hope of closing the income inequality gap.
But addressing the current shortfall in retirement savings requires a plan.
There is a necessity to expand access to retirement savings plans universally.
So that all workers can begin to quickly and easily save for their future.
Economy would seek to widely spread ownership of wealth-generating assets.
Diminish growing gap between those who possess capital & those who provide wage labor.
Things are not solid yet with solid state batteries for EVs.
Solid-state batteries promise to offer greater energy density compared to lithium batteries.
Not yet being used in the production of mass-market cars ’til at least 2023;
Companies are mostly working on the technology of solid state batteries at the cell level.
And the batteries are expected to be significantly higher priced than lithium-ion.
Ford & BMW led a $130M Series B investment round in solid-state battery startup. So this is the future.
Grow Food Locally:
Actual economies & advantages to raising food & crops at a local level.
Small-scale integrated localized settlements & economies enable enormous reductions in food costs.
Large savings with production in small scale, highly self-sufficient & cooperative local economies.
Study uses input–output analysis of one product, eggs. to make a local production even more viable.
Illustrates how big the difference & scale between two paths of food production can be.
Involves rarely recognized “diseconomies of scale” in assessing the impact of food sourcing.