New satellite technology and development provides tracking & data,
Previous systems tech predates planning for cloud computing & AI-based data analysis.
For eNow satellite technology can measure each tree’s health, size, and species
Can now compute total biomass of trees & ability to pull carbon dioxide out of the air.
Muon Space & others plans to launch a fleet of satellites designed to analyze Earth’s atmosphere, land, & water in detail
Another Hard Knock for Molokai.
There is a shortage of Electricity on Molokai & it is unaffordable,
Are large electricity deserts throughout Molokai on Hawaiian homestead land
Utility poles do not reach some Hawaiian homestead lands on the Island.
Hawaiian Electric Co .uses its monopoly status to gain max fee revenue,
Molokai is ready to create a new reputation– not the “island of hard knocks”
Rather it’s a community that knows how to successfully steward the environment.
Now seeks a way that supports the economy while preserving the culture.
Battery recycling—with EV adoption set to surge in the coming years.
Ford invested $50 million in Redwood Materials, an EV battery recycling.
Battery recycling is key to building a sustainable all-electric future
Supply of necessary metals is finite.
Presently cheaper to make batteries from newly mined materials than recycled ones.
Experts expect the economics to change as lead batteries are phased out,
$34B Lobby Money in 2018. Got to be more now.
The first reason for lobbying is classic interest-group politics:
Well-financed, well-organized lobbying groups strongly oppose major bills..
Often no powerful grass-roots group are devoted to merits of certain issues.
Dirty or Dark Money should be reported & published for every bill going through Congress,
Horse Racing Industry plagued by conflict of Interest & ownership.
Breeders Cup Board Members Own Horses Trained by Baffert
12 of the 14 members of the Breeders’ Cup Board involved;
Have had Baffert train their horses.
Major races seem to be mired in how to deal with Baffert
Now they have more conflicts —
Owning horses in an industry they are to regulate.
Many major publicly held companies do not pay Fed Taxes
Private equity firms have conquered the American tax system.
$4.5 trillion industry has avoided paying billions in taxes
Have managed to derail efforts to increase its tax burden
Have paid lobbyists and made campaign contributions to gain legislation
200 highest-paid chief executives at Publicly traded companies had the biggest pay packages on record.
Fighting forest fires is changing;
It’s time to reverse a century of fire-management policy
Will require sweeping regulatory reforms, and tons of money.
This means reversing a century of US fire suppression policies
Relying on deliberate, prescribed burns therefore controlled.
Clearing out the vegetation that builds up into giant piles of fuel.
Designated areas would be burned over a 30 to 50-year period
There is nothing glamorous about horse racing.
Racetracks are battlefields where horses pay with their lives for our entertainment.
Difficult to justify a spectacle in where an animal gets instantly euthanized for merely spraining an ankle or breaking a leg?
Racehorses are exploited for the sole purpose of generating profits for their owners and race promoters.
See the list of abuses that while reduced still goes on
Small business needs more investment, particularly women owned companies.
Panel at National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights featured Women & Capital
Session on “Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs”
Pandemic created circumstances that have disproportionately impacted women-owned businesses & women entrepreneurs
Penn State Startup TEAMology helps students to develop socially & emotionally.
Fills need to understand & improve emotional health in children
Seeks to Enhance child’s ability to succeed in school, career, & life.
Based on Resiliency – a core facet of social emotional wellness
Focuses ability to bounce back when something tough happens.
Helps students understand they can overcome obstacles
Famous LA Park becomes Work place for famous LA Gang.
Homeless and Sex workers are extorted by MS !3 Gang.
Forces park residents to pay “tax” rather look over their shoulder.
To MS-13, MacArthur Park is not just a territory but a source of revenue.
Gang tries to collect a percentage of everything sold inside it: drugs, food, gambling, sex.
Gang has even begun demanding rent from people living in the park.
Appears that LA Police regard situation to be under control. Shocking as it is
Here we go again! CleanTech Comeback.
Heady valuations & investor FOMO (fear of missing out) for Cleantech are present again.
Industry has matured, entering a new phase of development
Thus justifies the latest burst of investor enthusiasm
Funding in the first half of 2021.$16 Billion of funding in 1Q and 2Q 2021;
At least Four Industry Segment Involved:
Energy. Transport, Industry, & Farming
Newly elected congressman spends time listening to Molokai citizens
Seeks to learn what the issues, problems & challenges on Molokai
Spent four days on Molokai in August
Listened to learn about deer, water, farming,and need for funding
Talked to farmers, gardeners, and even fishpond restorers.
Stand by. Your next home delivery of an online order could by several means.
By van vs Bike vs Drone vs Robot or Person Which means to be used?
Accelerated by COVID 19. Home delivery is now essential to public & companies.
Delivery may be a combo of truck, bike and even drone.
How Fetch works [ an example] -Receives & stores packages from any carrier at its facility.
Notifies given resident. Resident then uses the Fetch app to schedule a delivery.
Fetch delivery person will bring the package directly to the resident’s door.
How do you like the idea of working just 4 days a week?
Employees clock eight fewer hours over four days for no less pay in pilot study
Kickstarter company embraces remote work during initial stage of the pandemic
Crowdfunding company allowed employees to clock 8 fewer hours over 4 days for no less pay,
LA City Officials involved in role of police do not seem to be talking to each other.
LA City seems to be in search of new use, organization, & utilization of Police.
People or officials who can solve problems do NOT seem to be talking to each other.
Activists claim LA Police Commission are apologists not overseers of Police.Need to reorganize City Government functions from top to bottom in LA.
Do not defund LA Police; Rather adopt & institute “City Public Safety” Dept.
Consider re-allocation of Police funding to social service functions.
Public Safety organized around a community needs & citizens—from bottom up.
Are you overloaded with information, news, and the plain content?
There is a an overload of posted & printed content in communications everywhere.
So much content & wordage that people do not have time or format to read.
Same so called experts on network TV saying same things over & over every day.
Network TV features experts that are easy to reach, eager to talk to media or, on retainer..
Print content & wordage volume & layouts in magazines & newspapers are overloads of info.
There are too many Talking Heads & Panels on TV; Newspaper stories too long, without sub heads.
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