You Might As Well Just Chill; Do Nothing; Wait for a Soft Landing: So Principal Focus Is Just Chill; Sit & Watch; Inflation & Interest Slowed

Close your mouth;

Don’t Say anything

Just be silent; Say nothing;

During a period of dismal performance, & rising rates experienced.

People tend to want to prevent losses by making moves;

As market goes up & down – they seek to control outcome;

But it just does not work.

As The Stock Market Goes Up & then down people chase it;

Market has & will come back before ;

Buying & selling at right time is going to happen.

Go back to basics of investing

You Gotta Be Kidding? You Work for Big Tobacco? Somebody Has to Work for Bad Companies; Was Done For Money & Filling a Need;

It all about the pay not the cause;

Why do people work for companies that are “bad”?

Employees often proud of their jobs in bad companies.

Known as “sin industries”—booze, gambling, tobacco and more;

Some say pay is the reason—Executives demand.

People work there out of choice Or Free Market Narrative

An attitude that I am going to do it no matter.

People who do this work think of it as important

It’s All in How Products Labeled; Need for Natural Labeling Standards & Common Designations; Clear Up the Confusion;

We can save food that is being wasted;

Reducing waste by new way of labeling

Labeling that allows going past dates;

Business Case Needed for labeling;

“Best before” & “Use By: being used

Use of Sniff Test for milk is giving extended use.

Codes for dates used by store workers;

Do Not use periods as actually longer,

National legislation needed to extend & clarify dates;

New source of food by extending labeling dates

Expiration is not end of use,

WOKE Seeks to Capture Scope of Awareness; “’Stay woke’ Has Became a Watch Word For the Black community: Now an Alert for Racism & Tension For All ;

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;

What’s Not 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; Little by Little;

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;

Alarm—The World’s Poorest Are Starving; African Countries Hardest Hit; War in Ukraine Compounds Hunger Fight; Need to Make More People Farmers: Vegs Disparately Needed;

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;

Guns Over Ukraine; More Weapons to Ukraine—Need for U.S, to go back to Making Previous Versions of Weapons; Supply in U.S. Stock Dwindling; Re-track of Manufacturing Now Working;

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.

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