Good Old Boy Corruption

“Logan still driving, despite DUI-refusal charge ” The public is not that stupid just living in fear of the so called local leaders that have their own club that discriminates to the advantage of those leaders and organizations. You can not get a job or carry on any business in Tupelo without the approval of those in power. If you point out the corruption you lose the rights and privileges giving by the Constitution. You have free speech until you knock one of the leaders. Then you are banished to be turned down for jobs and most any normal living conditions by the under ground leader Mafia. People are afraid to talk about the poor conduct of those in power. If the word gets out you begin to experience hard times. No evidence or direct cause just a quiet experience of rejection.

Five Decades Ago

What happened 50 years ago at the start of school shootings? Could it be forced busing to mix cultures? What about the use of computers and multiple choice tests? Maybe equally mixed gender culture requirements?

Machines Controlling Human Morals and Ethics

It is relatively easy to promote good and to fight evil and good and evil are arranged against each other in two clear lines, and when those on the other side are our unquestioned enemies and those on our side our trusted allies. What, however, if we must ask, each time and in every situation, where is the friend and where is the enemy? What, moreover, when we have to put the decision in the hands of an inexorable magic or an inexorable machine of which we must ask the right questions in advance, without fully understanding the operations of the process by which they will be answered?
The future offers very little hope for those who expect that our new mechanical slaves will offer us a world in which we may rest from thinking. Help us they may, but at the cost of supreme demands upon our honesty and our intelligence. The world of the future will be an ever more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.

Machines will be deciding life and death maneuvers in self driving vehicles. The decisions may not be what your future expects.

Two Changes

Our laws need two changes to make America great again. First change corporate laws to make the board members and the top officers personally responsible for corporate wrong doing. Second eliminate lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers campaigns or any affiliation that benefits the law maker.

Refusal to Change Leadership

The world leadership of the United States is threatened by an influx of uneducated people. Education has become a scam on the American public along with health care and lack of responsible corporations.
Scott presented a range of data about four major forces affecting our economy: demographics, public investment, technology, and inequality.
The demands of an aging population have technological, social, and financial implications. Demographics are shifting rapidly, including a growing non-white population that is not getting access to the education they need to keep our workforce competitive.Our state’s middle class is shrinking as it is unable to afford things like child care and college.We see an increase in the percentage of low wage workers from 13% in 2014 to 22% in 2016.
Regardless of your political orientation, these are issues we can’t ignore.

Causes and Consequences

Hindsight bias is one of the most widely studied of what are known as ‘decision traps’, in which people routinely employ mental shortcuts to simplify decisions when they’re not certain; decisions that are often skewed by cognitive biases: we guess something improbable will happen. As we bet the farm on it but then are disappointed.

We base our thinking on skewed probabilities fed us by lobbyists and marketing. The media is always using psychological manipulation to use you to benefit someone or others to your disadvantage. You need a lot of timely and clear feedback before you render a decision. Most politicians and consumers do not make the effort or are taking short term happiness instead of long term quality results. Happiness does not last it is only an emotion. As soon as we fell happiness it fades and we are searching for more.

When making decisions consider what happened before, but fold in new pieces of information, widen the field, incorporate new data along with old data. What people have to remember is they’re succumbing to an even broader bias called omission neglect – a tendency to consider only the evidence we have available to us.

Thomas Bayes’s premise was to consider all sources of information but weight them: some information is more valuable, but all information has some value. Weight that information appropriately and you tend to make the best decision… make decisions based on what the data says is likely to happen, not what you think is going to happen.
Anything that reduces people’s confidence in predicting something will happen or the pathway in which something will happen is a good way to go about it.

Tupelo and Mississippi has a big problem in education as it is focused on job training rather than a broad understanding of life. The Tupelo bus transit decision is a prime example of poor government decisions based on ignoring the facts and not weighing them.

Retail Downfall

There is no doubt the world is changing especially with electronic communication. Society seems to have less time and enjoying it less. Everything is in a hurry and free time used to just rest. It would be better to use all our time in an enjoyable environment. It is the educational product of MBA programs to make higher profits. Higher profits do not make better lives. Time spent screwing your neighbor is not enjoyable time. Corporations see bigger profits in bigger businesses because they seem to be more efficient. Bigger businesses fail at providing a friendly environment and customer service to the buying public. Many customers do not want to deal with the unfriendly retail outlet so the have a better relationship with on line machines.

The system is broke and it starts with the very purpose of education. Education is not job training but rather a life long pursuit to understand life to make a bette person. When corporations us psychology to manipulate the individual, that individual does not contribute their personal best to humanity. Everyone is less happy.

Problems with Insurance

“Federal prosecutors are charging 60 doctors, pharmacists, medical professionals and others in connection with alleged opioid pushing and health care fraud, the Justice Department said Wednesday.” When the government or insurance companies pay the bill there is always fraud and greed. Without the customer keeping check on their dollar the world begs to be taken advantage of. Paying that monthly insurance payment does not equate to health care protection. The system is broke when the middle man has the power.

Software Engineers

Would you put your life in the hands of a foreign different culture software writer? When driving, flying, medical care, etc. your life depends on the equipment and people in control. If those people have different values and beliefs that you may not agree with you could be subject to death by reasons not of your own.

Crimes

Do people report crimes when they know the government is not going to enforce the laws?

Dansette