Are You Really Listening When Other People Talk? Can You Really Hear Them & Just Listen? Try Applying The Secrets of Successful Listening & See

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

Feeling Like You Are in the Dumper? Here are 25 Action-ables for a New Morning Routine To Help You Get Going Again Until COVID Is Under Control.

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.

A Slimy Growth Inside the Pipes in Your House Can Make You Ill or Cause Death: Contributes to Outbreaks Causing over 7M illnesses & 6,000 deaths Every Year.

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.

CHRB Lasix Ban for Race Horses in 2021 Meets Reluctance; Industry Leadership Bets on Integrity Act & Drug Ban to Stop Deaths; Time to Claim Action Not Horses?

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.

Ten Things To Remember: Particularly If You are a Visionary, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader, & Shaper of All Things Significant or Just in the Dumper

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 Founders Mattering; Challenged to Raise Funding for Ventures; Market & Capital Sourcing Are Controlled by White Males. Change Under Way.

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..

Can You Feel it in Your Gut? Researchers at NIH Study Probiotics, Poop, & People To Learn How Microbes & Genome Sequencing Can Keep Us Healthy

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.

3 Habits Of High Performing Leadership Actions You Must Commit to on a Daily Basis

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.

Why are Salmon Dying? Chemicals from Tires in Highway Runoff Rainwater Explain Why 90% of Coho Salmon Mysterious Die Each Year

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

Horses Put Down YTD. Los Alamitos Has Most CA Horse Racing Deaths in 2020; 91 Horses at California Tracks So Far..

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.

Need for Agent Orange Coverage Still Colors Vet Benefits While Trump & Congress Stall Bill

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.

No Defunding Police–Make Police, Fire, & Emergency One Public Safety Unit

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

Study Finds 3 Markers That Could Help Predict Fatal Horse Racing Injury Risk By Using New Blood Test; Markers Right 33% of Time

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.

Yes, COVID-19 Will Force The Change of Higher Education; With Zoom Could Save It With Solutions for a Rapid Pivot of the Business Model

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.

Passage of Horse Racing Bills By CA Legislature Adds Little to CHRB Regs & Vet Tests to Curb Horse Deaths – See Distilled Summary of Bills by Respected LA Times Journalist Spelling Out Detail.

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.

Fifteen Horses Put Down at California Tracks August to October 1st. CA Bills Signed to Make Vet, Post Race, Testing, & Imaging Reports More Transparent.

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.

McConnell Rides in With Substitute Legislation for HR 1754 Proposing Independent Horse Racing integrity & Safety Authority & Provisions.

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.

B Corp Certification Seeks to Fill Need for an Organization & Process to Gain Corporate Commitment to Environmental, Social, & Governance Objectives

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.

Women of Color Automotive Network Formed To Do Something to Get Male Dominated Industry Talking & Acting on Race, Women Empowerment, & Gender Imbalance

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

How Men Talk to Women: Use of Gendered Language Perpetuates Major Obstacle for Women to Lead in the Workplace

You talking to me? The way men and women talk to each other is a problem & a challenge.
The use of gendered language by males perpetuates workplaces that favor men.
This language needs to change because the needs of those who use it have changed.
Using gender inclusive language like “they” instead of “he” or “her” is a major step toward inclusion

Recycling Plastics Challenged by Constraints of Pricing, Sorting, & Shipping Cost to Landfills & Africa; Machines Are Learning to Sort.

It is being more and more challenging to recycle plastic as business model.
Much of the plastic dropped in recycling bins isn’t being recycled.
The price of plastic has gone down.. Markets are depressed.
Landfills are filling up with plastic materials along other waste.
Good news is–waste companies are using machine learning to sort plastic from trash.

Cities Consider Police & Public Safety Integration; Portions of Police Budgets Being Redirected to Public Safety, Not Defunded; Sunnyvale is Best Example.

Don’t defund Police budget, Instead combine police, fire, and public safety department.
Call the new integrated civic protection group. “Public Safety”.
Best example of how this would work is Sunnyvale, CA Dept of Public Safety.
Provides 3 services; Fire, police &  emergency medical services.

Putting Horses Down: Researching Protein & Identifying RNA Markers to Prevent More Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

Can research in and around the massive injuries to race horses actually reduce or even identify other reasons for these horses breaking down?
Research in the UK & Kentucky Horse Commission thinks and hopes so.- about to publish a study.
By studying biomarkers in proteins they are accumulating data that may give the horse racing industry some answers,
Being able to determine the likelihood of a forthcoming injury is a major scientific breakthrough. What the Industry craves right now.

Getting Diverse about Disrupting Diversity: Four Actions to Drive Change – Not Just Talk

There seems to be a need to keep diversity and inclusion in front of Corporate America. Some progress is being made.
The COVID19 pandemic has de-prioritized the focus on advocating & implementing changes to bring women and minority management to the forefront.
The action-ables from this in-depth and substantive article from the WSJ are solid moves for all of America to make, particularly the automotive sector.
This higher priority now needs higher leadership to take higher levels of action to achieve what is right.