Crash Avoidance Systems

The new electronics on automobiles does not avoid crashes it causes them. This holiday weekend I have seen many crashes due to the computers on cars. When dense traffic is going down the interstate people only leave 2-3 car lengths at 60-70 MPH. then if some one changes lanes the distance is short enough to trigger the computer to put on the breaks. This causes a chain reaction that ends in a pileup involving several fender benders and a traffic jam for miles as one lane gets blocked. The computers are not ready to be controlling things humans can do better.

Immigration

In history the Greeks and Romans invaded lands and and both killed people or took them as slaves. When the europeans came to North America they tried to do the same. The Native American fought back but was defeated. Now with all this new appropriated land the new American government needed warm bodies to settle the land and defend it. Not much care was given to the quality of settler except that they were not sick and were able to fend for themselves. Many could not make it on their own and died. The French were delighted to send their homeless poor to get rid of them so they gave the American government a huge statue in the New York Harbor. In 1900 the world population was 1.3 billion. Today the world population is over 7.3 billion as human deplete earth’s resources faster than nature can renew them. There are 4 billion people living on less than $3 a day. They would love to move to the United States where the welfare check pays $24 a day.

The problem is the world resources can only support 2 billion people living middle class lifestyle and maintain a healthy environment. What to do with the excess 5.3 billion people? It is obvious that the environment is suffering under the strain of over use of resources. In the last 50 years 60% of the known species have gone extinct and not replaced by new species. Climate change is changing habitable land areas. Pollution is destroying the oceans and the available clean water. Air in cities is not suitable to breath. Americans are at the top of the food chain in using available natural resources per person.

It is not possible for this trend to continue and have humanity survive. What to do? First humanity has got to limit population especially eliminate growth till we can move to another planet. Moving more people up the ladder to consume more resources only speeds up the destruction. Many people live in a poor environment with fighting for resources. Corrupt governments and lawlessness makes it very difficult to have a family and support them. It is not possible for everyone who wants to start a family to do so. How can a decision be made that some get families and others do not? Survival of the fittest for the present environment?

In order to maintain a comfortable lifestyle the United States can no longer take the homeless poor as we have no more land to settle. To stay on top we need the brightest and healthy individuals that embrace our values. We can not tax the present population to support people that are not able to compete in our society. Think about where humanity is going and is it a good idea to have a child you can not provide a future for.

Tupelo Bus Service

It does not take a consultant to figure out a transit system in Tupelo is not cost effective. Consultants tell you what you want to hear for a fee. It is true a small number of people in Tupelo have a difficult time getting places they need to go if they are alone. Most have family and friends help them. Some can afford a taxi when they need it. Very few ride bicycles in all kinds of weather but they do not have daily obligations like a regular employment. Many employers help organize car pools to get their workers to the business. The city would have spent better having a website where workers can share rides. Then we come to Uber, a service that helps both the car owner and the person needing a ride. But the greedy regulations set by the rich people in town to protect profits of the members of Create and CDF prevent competition to the taxi company. We need creative thinking not the slavery of old Mississippi to control wages, education and standard of living of those stuck in the poverty loop. Having children that they can not afford is a direct result of the strict abortion laws. Going into debt is a direct result of local marketing and low wages.

Lack of high paying vocations is a direct result of regulations in Mississippi like laws against cloning or needing a license to make a coffin. The education system is focused on making workers for corporations rather than the learning of the philosophy of life and how to pursue a life worth living. Technology is always changing so learning an obsolete technical skill is wasting time. Learning how to teach yourself is a skill that never becomes obsolete. A great community is measure by the virtue it teaches not the quest to get an award.

When we get better qualified people elected to the city council we will have a better community without public pools, public transit and recycle programs that cost the public rather than reward them for their efforts. Perhaps we should make roads with the recycled plastic. But that just might cut into the profits of the asphalt company member of CDF.

Post Office Tracking Scam

After an investigation I found out the Post Office give the public computer generated tracking information that does not always reflect the package location. What they do is estimate where the package should be due to how containers are moved, not checking or scanning that the package is in the container. A package may not be in the location that the tracking information is telling you. Basically the package is scanned when the Post office receives it and when it goes out for delivery. All the other tracking locations are just a guess. The public needs to know what the post office is doing so it can plan accordingly. Just like most government organizations the Post Office gives false information to appease the public.

Over Population Chaos

“The caravan, numbering anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000, is composed of young, unemployed men, women with children, some families and unaccompanied juveniles. Most are from Honduras.”

There are over 7.5 billion humans on a planet of finite resources. The world population is still growing and the resources are being used much faster than the ability of nature to replace them. Climate change, diseases, starvation, lack of clean water, extinction of species, pollution, destruction of the oceans, drug use, crime, etc. are all products of having children you do not have the resources to support for 80 years. Four billion people live on less than $4 a day. The earth can only support 2 billion at middle class lifestyle. That is the main problem. Many countries are not limiting population growth to balance with their resources. In the United states we have less children being born to replace the parents generation. So the same fact in many western countries with middle class life styles. Never before has there been so many humans alive on earth. In the past wars and plague have trimmed over population.

In 1964 the U.S. had 200 million people. Today the official count is 320 million with perhaps another 20 million uncounted.The increase is a slightly longer life but mostly immigration. The estimates of 20 million illegal people roaming our country are consider short of the real figure. Our cities have a homeless problem and an increase of diseases we thought we eliminated. Crime, drugs, illegal slaves, child trafficking, poverty, are direct reflection of people that come to this country without an education and the needed skill sets to be employed at incomes above poverty. We have over 3 million people in prison for the taxpayer to support. Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month. The minimum welfare per person is $24 paid by the taxpayer. For people living on $4 a day this is a huge increase and not even have to work for it.

You can see how the taxpayer can not support every human that wants to come here not to mention all the associated problems they bring with them. How about we offer consulting to the governments of these poor countries on how to manage their own populations and contribute to humanity not destroy it.

Right Tools

If a workman only has a hammer everything looks like a nail. It has come to my attention the poor quality of work done in MS Repairs and new construction are not the high quality you would expect paying the high prices they demand plus tax. Many businesses lack the proper tools equipment skills and materials to do a job the way the engineers designed it to be done. This lack of concern and motivation extends to what is exported from MS giving it a poor reputation to the outside world. This reputation extends to being last place on many measures and keeps the state in poverty. The politicians are no exception.

CDF

I read DAVID P RUMBARGER wants an exemption for the furniture industry from Chinese tariffs. The whole idea of the tariffs is to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Many of the parts and covers are manufactured in China where the workers get paid slave wages and have very few benefits or protections from hazards and industrial wastes. China is destroying the environment and people’s health. All this so the furniture company owners can make a profit from the low costs of the parts and pay low wages here in Mississippi.

A better solution is to manufacture all the components here in Mississippi using automation and high skilled employees. Being more efficient can bring down the costs to be competitive with the China made products. Mississippi does not have the employee skills to build the robots to make the furniture because the organizations like CDF keep wages low for its members. If the industry trained the employees to design and maintain automation everyone wins in Mississippi because the citizens will have more disposable income. We can export products rather than import them.

This solution requires lots of hard work and a tenacity to move Mississippi off of the bottom income of states. I suspect it will cause a big change in ownership of business which does not sit well with the CDF membership.

Why Tupelo does not Improve the Quality of Life

CDF and CREATE hold the power in Tupelo. There boards and membership is the Who’s Who of Tupelo, all the people that own the businesses and hold the economic power. These people are the big fish in the small pond. They do not want to be small fish in a big lake. The world is always finding out new things and ways to change life. People in local power do not want the completion of change. Many are second and third generation wealth holders that do not have the abilities of their ancestors. Mississippi is ranked last or close to last in many polls that add up to the quality of life. Health suffers as well as crime and education. Beliefs drummed into our children have trained them to obey and not create new and better ways to live. The dogma of the powerful controls the citizens to be workers for the elite. The leaders will do anything they can both legal and underhanded contrary to the morals they profess to hold to maintain control over the other citizens. Many of these leaders are not even aware of the ramifications of their actions as they too lack the view of a bigger picture of what quality of life is.

What MS is Missing

Scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to use spinach to grow human heart tissue. Why has MS banned cloning? They have cut off their noise to follow the past to no progress. All tools can be used for good and bad so why focus on banning tools that have the keys to the future? Religion has good and bad results so why is it not banned also? Teaching morals, ethics, responsibility and manners does not have to be tied to faith in something that has no, evidence or high probability for a better future.

How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

This book explains the mind better than most. The spiritual event can be created with manipulating the brain with chemicals. Each individual has a perception of reality and forms shortcuts to evaluate experiences so the body can survive and comprehend the information the senses are providing. Drugs fog the learned shortcuts and open the mind to more imagination that seems so real.

We have much to learn about the brain and its functions. Let the scientists do the testing and leave the Tim Leary’s to manipulating politics.

Dansette