Feeling Down & Burned Out? Reenergize Yourself; List What is Taking Up Your Time Now. Remember Your Purpose, Goals, & Dreams;  Seek Encouragement;

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.

Fund Police & City Departments As Public Safety Team of All City Services & Resources; Combine Police, Fire, Crime Prevention, Community Services, & Emergency, & All City Services

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.

Who Needs an AR15? Intended for Combat; The Source is Remington; Anyone Seems to BE Able to Buy; Congress Is Not Outraged or Taking action with Legislation to Control;

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?

Show Me the Money; It’s the Problem with Politics; Need for Way to Cap the Amount of Political Contributions; Most Qualified Would Govern; Not Those With Biggest Secret Funders;

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;

Can We Just Take Action Together? Is That Possible? We Better; Need New Big Disruptive Crisis to Unite Us; Author Lays Out Responses; Start By Fixing a Broken System;

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;

More Water Cuts Coming in CA; Local Water Agencies Need to Use More Aggressive Conservation; 2/3 of State Agencies Evaluate Coming Severe Drought; Will Affect Food Production;

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;

Race Horses Keep Dying; No Other Sport Would Tolerate Deaths of Athletes; Two Horse Deaths at Santa Anita in 2 days;

Here we go again

More Deaths of Young horses at Santa Anita;

Has the glamour gone out of horse racing?

2nd horse dies in 2 days in May at Santa Anita Park;

Second & 3rd racehorse death in the 6 days.

The clock is ticking fast on horse racing in general;

That’s 8 more horses have died from racing or training injuries at Santa Anita.
Number of fatalities in 2022 are a sharp drop-off from 2019, when 42 horses died;

Widespread debate about safety issues at the track and about horse-racing in general.

The uproar led to procedural and veterinary oversight changes at the park.

Taking Stock—Making Employees Owners; As Award or by Purchase; Shows Commitment & Belief; Risk Less An Issue;

How bout employees being stockholders?

Will foster commitment, focus, and financial purpose;

As Stockholders Not easy to give workers part of the company;

Culture of ownership, you can minimize employee turnover;

Motivates your staff to work harder for those interested in ownership.

They want to feel that they are contributing to something.

Can minimize employee turnover and motivate staff to work harder.

Everyone is pulling in the same direction;

Would give equity to employees in something they built.

Lock ‘Em Up! The Futility of Incarceration; Too Many People Over Sentenced; Need to Go To The Cause of Crime; Consider a National Policy on Imprisonment; Half of Sentences Are for Drugs;

Is a prisoner’s life over when jailed?

Are we locking up too many people?

For one — Stop imprisoning people just for drug use;

What happens in prison determines prisoner integration into society;

Prison Authority determines who can be rehabbed and who should be confined.

Use of imprisonment time to give prisoners options & opportunities;

Ongoing need to decarcerate and end the era of mass incarceration;

Ensuring that decarceration efforts center racial justice as a goal

Promoting voting rights for all regardless of conviction history.

No Longer Need For Union; Amazon Workers Don’t Want Unionization; Instead Should Be Offered to Own Stock In Amazon;

No Union yet;

Amazon workers do not seem ready to organize;

Amazon Workers Reject Union;

Employees at Staten Island facility voted against unionization;

Consider making workers owners of Amazon stock;

Set up a system or process to offer employees Amazon stock;

Being owners would take away need to bargain for benefits,

Stock and Stock options available 90 days after hiring;

Includes key career positions that have responsibility;

Workers become part of Team; Not opposing force.

Would be revolution in corporate ownership.

No Home? What Do We Do? Can a Working Plan to Get Homeless People Into Housing Work? Matching Real Needs With Community Resources & Recovery;

Homeless do not like group housing.

Or Homeless have low appetite for group shelters.

Loss of privacy causes resistance to living on the street;

In spite of that -Only 30% would accept housing as part of recovery.

Clearing public spaces is major challenge for Homeless Services Authority

Putting people in rooms in a private hotel seems ideal.

LA City has come to rely heavily on group shelters.

City seeks to lure people off the streets to enforce revised camping ban, A Municipal Code

Most people want housing, but they also want space to call them own.

An onslaught of living compromises.

Streets are not camp grounds but what is?

Crime Stoppers–Why Do People Commit Crimes? Does Fear of Punishment Deter Crime? Most Violent Crimes Are Spur of the Moment; Neurochemicals Trigger Impulse;

Why commit a crime?

Planned or Impulse?

Multiple psychological, neurological, social, and personal reasons;

Substances brain releases to trigger body activity & hormones influencing criminal behavior.

Such a brain function could lead to greater risk-taking in life

Some criminals do not fear punishment as much as others;

Biological, psychological, social, and economic reasons to commit crimes;

Some consider a life of crime better than a regular job.

Retribution means punishment for crimes against society;

Depriving criminals of their freedom is a way of making them pay a debt to society.

Sacrificed For What?–Another Dead Race Horse; Gamblers & Greed Owners Gain; Look at the Causes of Death; 36 Race Horses Put Down at Major Tracks In March & April 20 2022

Horses are still dying on major race tracks

And being exploited basically for money;

Between 700 and 800 racehorses are injured & die every year,

National average of about two breakdowns for every 1,000 starts.

Industry not about to stop racing young horses.

Public & horse advocates consider banning the so called sport of horse racing;

May be the end of an era and an industry in present form.

Nearly 10 horses died every week at American racetracks in 2018.

And It still goes on. No end in sight

Being Kind May Be a Personality Trait; Maybe an Heroic Action; Or Could be Perceived as Weakness or Intrusion; Challenge for Strangers; Offer a Seat or Help;

Giving someone a helping hand with out being asked or thanked

Not always well received or understood.

Random acts of kindness could be a guide to life.

People tend to be cautious about offering to do something kind for a stranger.

Kindness assessed by asking people how often they carry out a list of kind acts.

Offering a seat on the bus to a woman sometimes manifests fear of embarrassment or rejection

In the US, the use of social media was more often given as a barrier to kindness.

Biggest factor associated with kindness wasn’t age or income, but personality;

Another finding which might shed light on our reticence to act;

Unions Do Not Look Right For Brew; Starbucks Seeks to Fend Off Unionization; Schultz is Back; People & Cafes are Focus; Not Stock Price; Howard Ain,t No Coward;

What if Starbuck’s employees owned the coffee company?

Could start a trend to gain worker commitment & motivation;

Starbucks with Howard Back & Leading going for buybacks.

Starbucks faces rising costs, unionization, & China slowdown

Focus is on Using Buybacks to stabilize stocks;

Decisions are NOT made on Stock Price

Question is: Can Howard turn things around?

Howl in the Night; Idaho State’s Action to Kill Wolves Based on Misconceptions & the Politics of Hunters vs Environmentalists; Groups Over Reacted to Elk & Cattle Deaths by Wolves;

It’s open season on shooting Grey wolves in Idaho.

But some misconceptions about the problem were wrong.

An aggressive new law allows people to hunt or trap as many as they can.

So keeping Grey Wolf Population Under Control Goes Political in Idaho;

Hunters & Citizenry being told Wolves eating Cattle and valued Elk.

An aggressive new law allows people to hunt or trap as many as they can.

Actual wolf population increase had not occurred . Killing campaign not needed.

Fewer Young Race Horses Being Put Down in 2021 – SOOOO– Industry Still Ok With Age, Deaths, & Use of Drugs; Age of Young Horses Not of Concern to Vets, Officials, & Owners;

Young horses keep dying & people keep making money.

Equine Death Rate at tracks continues Decline in 2021;

But only a slight decline in fatality rate from 2020;

Industry powers claim 98% of Racing without a fatality:

3 & 4 year old horses are most vulnerable to injury & death;

Probably will never stop. Are horse racing betters aware of situation?

The Horse Racing industry has to either stop racing young horses or shut down.

Use of technology such as artificial intelligence and more restrictions being advanced.

Rosewood Crisis Devastating West Africa: Elephants, Pythons & Wildlife Kills Get High Prices & Probe; Illicit Trade Decimating Species Worldwide; Conference Answers

Rosewood being exploited; Wildlife being killed;

Record Rosewood shipments out of Africa fits demand from China.

Ivory trade & tiger skins markets are re-surging worldwide;

Trafficking threatens security, hinders economic development,

Also undermines the rule of law.

Makes Rules for pangolins, parrots, orchids, sea horses, marine turtles & sharks;

Three Levels of Wildlife Protection are needed desperately.

Forthcoming World Wildlife Conference to at least discuss

Take Us to Your Leader —What Was Needed;–New & Different Leadership From Zelensky; Shows Us How to Communicate; Get On Point & Stick With Message;

This guy was what? — A Comedian. Come on!!

The importance of leadership is manifested in Ukraine’s Leader;

Zelensky is what the World needed.

He has been a putdown for Putin.

Zelensky’s consistent on-point messaging;

His unwavering dedication to the cause.

Asked the world for help in fighting off Vladimir Putin’s brutal advance.

Juggling a number of urgent and often disparate issues at once.

We need some heroes. And Leaders.

Exhibited consistent management strengths:

His on-point messaging; & dedication to the cause.

Abuse No Longer Excuse; Trainers Apparently Got By With It til SafeSport Investigated; Then Olympian Group Challenged & Division Occurred;

Were older men exploiting very young girls for sex?

The Question caused divisions and split in Olympic Team.

After may accusations one trainer, Feller, was accused of sexual abuse;

Olympic Committee ended up in conflict with SafeSport Group;

SafeSport went after sexual abuse in equestrian Olympics team;

Prominent equestrian trainers were banned for sexual abuse & even arrested.

Traditionalists in sport are taking aim at Olympic watchdog, SafeSport;

SafeSport group received 300 sexual complaints;

Accused heroes said not given a chance to defend themselves

How SafeSport went about the accusations was an issue.

What Guns does LA POLICE Carry? WEAPONRY – Access to Weaponry, its Usage, & Banned; Tazers Do Not Seem to Work.

The effectiveness of the gun issued by LA Police?

Seems to work as have seen no major complaints.

What issued gun does the LA Police carry?

Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol chambered in 9mm to all new officers.

Officers also have the option to choose from a variety of weaponry.

Do have an alternative for Police Using & Carrying a Gun:-

Top 5 Less Lethal Tools | SOFREP
• Rubber Bullets
• OC Spray (oleoresin capsicum) aka Pepper spray:
• Collapsible Baton:
• Taser:

The Taser is apparently not used by police in general?

You Can do it. –You Can Improve Yourself in 1-2 months; But You Got to Work at It Every Day; 8 Action-ables to Get You Started;

Making changes in your life & the way you have done things is not easy.

May be the most difficult & challenging action for you as you grow.

You got to grab your whole being and set out to struggle to master your tendency to just sit,

You may need a mentor or friend to get you going,

And you definite will want to make lists, steps, and keep some kind of scoreboard

Note # 4 that spells out the effectiveness of repetition;

You gotta to do this one and all of them at least 3 times a week,

You can do it. Go!!!

Note that most of the Action-ables are about YOU.

Do You Suck at Succeeding? Are You Full of Confidence? Able to Get Things Done With a Sense of Accomplishment; Be Ready; You Can Succeed at Whatever You Seek;

You can succeed. But you gotta listen to the right input.

Here is a sampling of 7 Ways To Solidify The Confidence You Need To Succeed;

1. First, convince yourself what you want most in life.

2. Always be your own best (and most honest) friend.

3. Use both logic and fantasy to create a new reality.

4. Gather more knowledge and consistently apply it.

5. Beliefs produce behavior, so build confidence first.

6. Believe that every competitor is human and beatable.

7. Above all else, always play to win.

Or to accomplish what matters;

It’s in the Books—Three Books for You to Find Solutions to Your Challenges: Pay Attention, Go Slowly, & Be Powered

So many books– So much to read.

So little time and so much to sort out and position.

Here are three books that can help you do just that.

The SOLUTIONS FROM THESE BOOKS:

• Stay focused

• Take Baby steps toward change;

• Add the power when you are set

Now you can gradually regain your balance & direction.

You matter

These resources can help you realize how great you are

What’s Happening That Should Be? Problems, Issues, & Obstacles That Need to be Solved; Here is a Listing of What Could Be Done to Make Things Happen: Fix Not Fight;

The citizens of the U.S. have major challenges & issues to solve;

Make your list of things that need to be worked on is a great start.

Particularly true if you develop your own list and focus on maybe 3 action-ables;

We all could be working together to fix and solve our problems before & as they happen;

Important that we determine what is really important to us as Americans;

Time to stop the attacks and nit picking.

Need for new leadership is really, really needed