No Spin-Land in Finland–People Are Living in the Happiest Country in the World; Knowing that Government Has Their Back Fosters Trust; Meantime U.S. About Anti-Trust

Whom do you trust anymore?

So much of life is about trust– in government & fellow humans.

The incalculable value of trust in government demonstrated in Finland.

Living in a republic of reasonableness fostered safety.

Compared with U.S. that has no safety net for crisis.

Finland has avoided Toxic battles of “Us vs. Them”

LA IS A KILLING CITY, Mr. Mayor; What More Can LA City Gov’t & Garcetti do about it? Who can deal with this Problem? Start With Getting Police Out of Their Cars & Walking or Biking Their Beat

Is the killings in LA really as bad as it looks?

Need for More Action by LA City Government & Real leadership.

Need to provide actionable steps for municipal leaders to take on areas.

Develop & deliver alternative and innovative responses to violence
Prevention precedes revolution. Time for Action

12 Ways to Connect & Mobilize People In 2022; Biggest Challenge of National & Local Leadership. We All Must Find Solutions & ACT

We are not yet able to communicate with each other effectively.

Need for every one to be quiet and just listen to others for a while

Maybe some of this list will sink in and we will all work on understanding each other?

Just maybe,

We could start be being very clear and specific about what ought to done.

How Amazon Can Really Revolutionize Corporate America Even More-Turn Amazon Into an ESOP; NLRB Says Must Let Union Freely Organize; Rather Make Employees Shareholders

A move by Bezos to Make Amazon an ESOP would change corporate America.

Amazon would become America largest Employee Stock Holder Company.

Employee have shares of stock in the corporation they work for,

Stakeholders have an interest in the performance of a company

Bezos To Be even bigger American Icon;

Unions would represent employee-owners on decision boards

Who Is Riding the Industry Racing Horse? Associations & Agencies Clash over Industry Control of Drugs & Meds; Industry Infrastructure Jockeying for New Rules.

Stuck again
HISA’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) program to end horse deaths is stuck again.

Creating a central, empowered horse racing authority has stopped over what agency has the authority.

Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced the suspension of negotiations with USADA.

Efforts to restore the integrity of thoroughbred horse racing stymied.
Though Industry appears unsure what will come out of talks now.

Right Time To Act But Muzzled Spin Messages at Horse Racing Symposium; Provided Insights With No Real Solutions to Deaths of Racing Young Horses & Drug Mgt.

Did Global Symposium Seek to resolve horse racing death Issue?

Looks like Race Track Management symposium was about track management not horses.

Sought to share vision & outline the industry’s most pressing needs BUT
Symposium agenda did not seem to focus on real problems for Racing industry.

Track leaders continued to circle back to equine & track safety.
Driven by the provisions of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

Who Are the Real U.S. Ambassadors? The Whole Diplomat Appointment Rewards Needs to be Discontinued; Career Diplomats are in Assigned Country So Should be no need for Other Diplomats; What Does Mayor Garcetti Really Know About India?

You raise money. You support my presidency.
Then you get to be a U.S, Ambassador & Diplomat.

This practice of rewarding donors & supporters of the President should stop.
What does a local civic politician really know about a remote country?

Garcetti’s appointment to India is entirely ceremonial and patronizing as example.

Career diplomats & staff are in place and full qualified & knowledgeable about assigned country

No More Horsing Around: Horses Keep Being Put Down; 71 Race Horse Deaths at CA Tracks So Far in 2021; Activists Groups Demonstrate at Major CA Tracks;

Activism to stop horse racing is back;

Demonstrators held UP “tombstones” representing the deaths of 26 horses who died at the track in 2021.

The Horse Racing Industry does not seem yet ready to deal with what is “killing it off” – one horse at a time.

Looks like Horse Racing Industry accepts the deaths of at least 100 horses at CA tracks for the year 2021;

High School Jocks–Be Recruited by Colleges, Turn Pro, & Get a Full Boat Collegiate Athletic Scholarship to Play for the Alumni. Show Me the Money Not An Education –like $3.6 B Each Year.

Student-athletes receive $3.6 B in athletic scholarships.

Have colleges become farm teams for pro sports?
Star athletes are recruited, provided full boat scholarships, & benefits.

If you become college star & team winners, they then turn to real pros for bigger money

If they are college stars then they drop collegiate scholarship for bigger pro money.
The purpose of sports programs in higher education schools is lost as winning becomes everything.

Developing future leaders and citizens is not the focus– its is winning & winning.
Losers are benched and coaches are fired.
Then it’ s on to find winning formula & program. Not Building character, trained community leaders, & contributors.

Hang on to Your MBA Hat.! “The Golden Passport “is New Book about Harvard & MBAs Causing Consternation on & off the Campus in Cambridge & Wall Street

What is your assessment of this “Indictment of the MBA Expectation” by the author of “The Golden Passport”, Duff McDonald?

HBS is in a class of its own. It is the pinnacle of elitism which is not necessarily bad.
The average MBA schools do not create elitism; those ranked 1 – 10 might, but not 11 – 50. Greed is behind it all. HBS leverages that.

The Moral Failure of the MBA Elite is not because of the MBA, but because of erosion of our society’s morals.

Here’s A New, Innovative Form of City Government: Put All Functions of Public Safety & Control Including Police Under One Combined Department; And No Defunding of Police

Turn the function, purpose. & organization up side down.
Get all city department working together on the streets.

Combine Police & Public Safety Department’s including function & leadership.
Funding of Police Dept. would remain the same or increase under Public Service organization.
All functions of a City would be integrated into one Public Safety Dept. & Mgt.

Public Safety Resource Protection & Emergency Services Director & Administration would provide leadership, management, & strategic guidance.

Young Race Horses Put Down at CA Race Tracks: 3 More at Golden Gate; One at Los Alamitos in a Week; Cause of Death Deemed Musculoskeletal or Fatal Injury

And the euthanization of young horses goes on & on.
Young Race Horses continue to be put down at Tracks.

All Four of California Tracks have had multiple deaths
Recently, Golden Gate Fields appears to be the worst

Cause of deaths was listed as musculoskeletal. Suggests that immature bone structure not fully developed.
Young horses under 5 are the victims of serious injuries.
Los Alamitos track experienced another death last week

When if ever will the racing of young horses stop?

U.S Loses $75B/Yr. from Investor Partnerships Failing to Report Income Accurately: Interest Carry Forwards; Rare Audits; Rich Paid Little Taxes

The question is
How do private or even public companies avoid 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 their tax burden.

Lobbyists and campaign contributions helped make it happen.
200 lobbyists & doled out & 600 M campaign contributions in last decade

The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms
Even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.

Conflict of Interest & Horse Ownership at Breeders Cup Creates Financial & Ethical Issues for Board Members. Makes Horse Racing Industry Incestuous

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.

Huge Legal Inequities in U.S, Tax System & Executive Comp; Private Equity Firms Avoided Billions in Taxes & Publicly Traded Companies Paid Execs Excessively

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.

It Goes On & On; Horses Killed on or at U.S. Tracks Through September 2021 – Over 500 & Counting: Built Into The System;

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

Penn State Startup Seeks to Understand & Improve Emotionally Healthy Children. Mission is to Reduce Disruptive Behavior & Produce Safer Schools

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

MS13 Gang Holds Grip on MacArthur Park. Attacks Transgender Women; Has Shadow Authority Over Residents & Local Economy in LA. Victims Told to Pay Rent or Die

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

AI, Drones, & Machine Learning Making 4 Day Work Week Possible. Changing the Nature of Work & Jobs; Impact on Economy & Worker Function in Question.

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,

Solutions to LA Policing?- LAPD Commission & Activists Need to Sit Down, Spell Out Solutions; Facilitating Leadership by Mayor, Police, & City Officials Needed

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.

Five Merciless Killers in America–Drugs, COVID, Guns, Traffic, & Obesity. Numbers Are Shocking, Unnecessary & Preventable; Is One Of Us Next?

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 ?

20% of Us are Mentally Ill; Worse Yet, 60 Million People in U.S. Going Untreated. Time for Transformation of Health Care System; Report Shows the Way.

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

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

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.

Twelve Race Horses Put Down at Santa Anita So Far in 2021; CHRB & Legislation Hopeful That New Law & Regs Will Solve Problem. Still Much Doubt

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

Cities Developing One Public Safety Organization as Whole New Way to Combine Police, Fire, Crime Prevention, Emergency, & All City Services

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.