Tons of microplastics are floating in the Ocean & in the air over the western United States.
Particles stay airborne for nearly a week–enough time to cross oceans & blow inland from & to the Ocean, particularly West Coast of U.S.
Plastics that are falling from the sky are smaller than 5 ml & from many sources.
Plastic bags & bottles thrown into waterways & break down into smaller pieces of tiny microfibers.
Particles fall off washed synthetic clothing; Then flushed into wastewater treatment plants.
Any remaining microfibers get flushed out to ocean along with the treated water.
Demands are being made to reform police departments
Every Community wants protection, prevention, public safety, and policing.
Efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments have failed.
Instead several cities have created public safety departments, combining all city services.
Environmentalist want logging to stop and introduced legislation to do so;
Loggers and environmentalists battled then found common ground
Log company & tree huggers cooperated & saved the town of John Day, Oregon.
Timber industry survived because environmentalist fought to save their jobs.
Realized that some logging was absolutely essential to make overgrown forests healthy.
Eastern Oregon forests were prone to fires.
Loggers and environmentalists were at odds over what ought to be done
Every employee at Amazon would have the option to be a stockholder.
Amazon would become an ESOP or some version thereof.
A move by Bezos to make Amazon an ESOP would change corporate America.
Amazon would become America largest Employee Stock Holder Company.
Stakeholder Capitalism Solves Labor Union Conflict & Employee Issues;
Amazon would share success with employees with a “stake” in the enterprise
50 young race horses have been put down at U.S, track so far in 2021.
The California Horse Racing Board & major tracks like Santa Anita have sought changes in racing practices over time.
These changes have alleviated deaths, however, horses are still dying of injuries on the track and in training.
The economics & traditions of horse racing outweigh the solutions to the real cause.
New study proved that Bayer’s neonic pesticides is brutal bee-killer.
Therefore, activists say a ban should be a foregone conclusion.
Bayer says study is flawed and not factual
Meantime, farmers say Insecticides necessary in raising crops.
Bayer is hard at work trying to discredit the science and bury the pesticide study.
Canada’s government is deciding whether to ban chemical, imidacloprid.
Seems to be no action forthcoming by the U.S. to save the bees.
Could things not just be about each other & how we think about each other?
It is certainly about listening, then caring, helping, accepting, & serving others.
Would not listening to each other reveal how we can help & make things better?
It may be more about some deep concern, uncertainty, or fear they have.
While it seems it is about politics—but it may not be at all. It’s more
You probably could use a catalyst or igniter for your psyche about now.
Between COVID, The Election, and your confinement & commitments.
You must feel overloaded if not somewhat overwhelmed.
So this list may be a start or way for you get things going again and keep them going.
Give it a try –pick 5 or 10 and implement, Your example will help your contacts and all you influence.
Drink up & often but know the condition & age of the pipes that brought it to you;
Overall the U.S. water supply is working but facing a new challenge —
a slimy growth inside the pipes of people’s residences & buildings..
Causing problems & a need for action in private homes & local water systems.
The source of concern is Biofilm, glue-like mixture of bacteria, fungi, amoebas & other microorganisms inside these home pipes.
It is living inside some of the 6 M miles of plumbing that support drinking, sanitation, hygiene, cooling & heating systems.
Found in home & industrial plumbing, hot tubs, recreational pools & water parks.
Is it enough? Is there something missing?
The horse drug, Lasix, has been banned at California race tracks in 2021.
The CHRB ban on Lasix seeks to show that the Industry is serious about horse safety.
Existing regs & Public Relations releases from track owners have yet to do it.
Some how this good start is still not enough transparency, trustworthy action, & oversight.
To date Ineffectual Industry leadership & organizational denial have prevailed.
No Central State or National racing authority exists to oversee & guide what seems to be a lost industry.
Further, industry horse pubs do not cover what is or is not happening before races at U.S. tracks in the barns & stalls.
This is time when we all need all the support, love, and as much attention as possible.
So having a list that reminds you of some of the things you have made you who your are
Or will make you even better. richer, and more famous is timely.
You can quickly plow through the list to see which ones really apply to you.
May the “Ten” or 10 image will remind you that you are still a TEN.
Hopefully, the list will inspire, uplift, and propel you right into 2021
Your biggest and best year ever. Be Safe.
Black Women are about to matter more.
Black female entrepreneurs face a challenge when they try to raise to money.
The funding market is predominantly a white and male venture capital industry.
So venture capitalists have tendency to believe in & fund founders in this group.
But change is about to occur – women in sports, entertainment, and government leading movement to change.
Serena puts the ball in the Industry court..
You do have the guts to understand your guts.
There are millions of micro-organisms or microbes that help keep the body healthy.
These controlling microbiomes are essential component of immunity & Keeping us from getting sick.
And they are functional entity that influences metabolism & modulates drug interactions.
Researchers are still seeking to determine connections between microbes & ones health.
Could take decades to really understand role of microbes in your gut.
So need for a lot of research, time, & study before popping probiotics viruses, & fungi.
You are your habits. A Creature thereof;
Maybe you do not see yourself as a leader but you are,
On what could be the largest or the smallest scale, you are the “Leader of You” if not a family, company or org.
So see if you can grab on to Sticking, Equipping, & Focusing– You will be an effective leader of all around you and YOU, Inc.
Prized fish are dying while seeking to reproduce. Study Finds out why.
Coho salmon keep dying in streams of Washington state every year.
Study by university scientists has discovered the cause of these fish deaths.
Road run off of car tire chemicals enter streams & waterways causing mass die-off of Salmon on West Coast.
Study has found one added highly toxic chemical in tires on the road washes off and is deadly to salmon.
Chemicals washed off roads is found on every single nearby spawning streams in the Northwest.
Solution is to remove the chemical 6PPD from the streams but no indication of action to do so or how yet
More young race horses have been put down at race tracks in the U.S.
436 deaths nationally, with Los Alamitos, Golden Gate Fields, & Santa Anita reporting 84 total so far.
Injured young horses under age six whose muscular & bone structure are not completely developed are being put down.
Appears that the California legislature, California Horse Racing Boards, the Vets & the owners are ok with this death rate.
Public demonstrations do not seem to rouse outrage or concern by the general public.
And we thought Viet Nam was behind us, Not for the vets who served & persevered
Nam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are apparently still not receiving proper VA benefits.
House & Senate passed National Defense Act seeks to cover benefits but slow to put bills together & implement.
Trump people apparently stalling the combining of two bills passes as part of National Defense bill.
Trump and Congressional leaderships seems to be sitting on the final bill.
Reconciliation of House & Senate bills is needed to pass NDAA legislation.
Thousands of Vietnam veterans still living with chronic health conditions.
There is no real need to defund the budgets of local police & law enforcement.
What seems a better way to go for cities is instead create public safety departments.
The new consolidated protective services includes police, fire, & emergency medical services into one dept.
Using Cross training and coordinated functions this integration of departments is working. Budgets are one for all departments
Getting on the Right Marker– at least three so far.
Horse Racing Industry is in desperate need to effectively predict horse injury.
Studies to learn why young horses are continuing to break down at every track are underway.
Respected scientists & track vets are doing studies to find answers. So far results are partial but promising
Two studies seek to identify race horses at risk with early warning signs of fatal injury.
Test involve Inflammatory RNA Marker Protein that may enable the prediction of breakdowns. Promising but not yet there.
The methods, content, & platforms used in delivering higher education are in need of change.
Disruption of higher education in universities and colleges is not over.
COVID-19 lit the fuse for greater disruptions to come in the curriculum and learning process utilized by major universities.
There is a need for immediate change by and within the current ivy-draped halls.
Such proposed changes seek to cast a wider net to serve students ages 18 to forever with Lifelong Learning.
Also a need to break down the existing curricula into their granular learning concepts
And create an ongoing continuous learning process & combined curriculum ,
This complex and innovative disruptive change is advocated by author Mike Pochan on http://www.fixesandsolutions.com.
Was it all for show? The California Horse Racing Board & The California Legislature have ended up doing little to stop the death of young horses at CA tracks in 2020.
A California Senate Bill 800 and an Assembly Bill AB 1974 were to have provided regs & compliance that moved the Horse Racing Industry Standards forward.
Neither, apparently, did so as out of all the language in either passed bill, only a provision to implement veterinary monitoring of training & medication was not ALREADY IN EFFECT.
So inaction and real oversight of the industry remains an open question.
With 15 race horses put down at California tracks in last 60 days
New legislation passed & signed by CA Legislature to increase safety measures.
Two bills really cause Vets to be the police and practitioners at the tracks
California Racing Board now post deaths on spread sheet that hard to find so CHRB site.
Horses under the age of 5 whose bone development is not mature will continue to break down.
Will there ever be any national legislation to reform horse racing?
McConnell just re-intro’d SB 1820 as new Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act.
Apparently, the sponsors of HR 1754 in the House are on board with new proposed act.
Proposes an independent Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority.
Governed by a nine-member board- Non-racing people, owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, tracks, veterinarians & state racing commissions.
Appears Senate bill has less restrictive provisions than HR 1754 reflecting Churchill Downs and McConnell contributor concerns.
A B Corp seeks to use a business model as a force for good including reform of Capitalism.
Objectives take into account & prioritizes the needs of employees as stakeholders.
B Corp companies recognize the combined purpose & profit considerations.
The success of bringing large corporations into the B Corp Movement gave the certification credibility and acknowledgement of effort to do good.
The auto industry has and still is finding it difficult to deal with issues of women & race.
Women of color and women in general continue to struggle for empowerment & identity in the Automotive Industry.
There is still an imbalance in industry leadership, management, and ownership.
Highest ranked women of color in the industry leaving GM dramatizes the need for nonwhite women to lift themselves up & find open doors