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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.

Poor Grounding

Cattle farmers in France say their stock are dying off from exposure to electricity generated by nearby wind turbines and solar panels, blaming lethal levels of volts through the ground and water sources for their losses. Technicians of the new mandated non fossil fuel electric generation system lack the knowledge of how complicated networked grid systems are. Grounding is one of the most important parts of electric distribution.

Objective Reality?

A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality

Physicists have long suspected that quantum mechanics allows two observers to experience different, conflicting realities. Now they’ve performed the first experiment that proves it.And today, Massimiliano Proietti at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a few colleagues say they have performed this experiment for the first time: they have created different realities and compared them. Their conclusion is that Wigner was correct—these realities can be made irreconcilable so that it is impossible to agree on objective facts about an experiment.
So the two realities are at odds with each other. “This calls into question the objective status of the facts established by the two observers,” say Proietti and co.

Traditions

The end of the year has long standing traditions for different cultures and families. Going back in history after harvest season and the days getting shorter in the north people take a rest from the demanding growing seasons. They have stored provisions for the winter and have tome to reflect. No wonder why religions have taken advantage of these rhythms .

In the modern world of technology, world travel and trade, have cultures mix and create new ways of dealing with these annual repeats of life. New evidence along with world wide education moves many of the past beliefs to the mythical range, yet people still have habits and subconscious beliefs when reality provides randomness. The unknowns become stuff of dreams which have their own inner reality.

It is a time of year that greed by some use all sorts of methods to manipulate others emotions to their favor and a time when other people can show life the best they have to offer.

Create your own Traditions.

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.

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.

The Real Reasons

There are several drivers for the mammal declines. The introduction of invasive species that outcompete or spread disease to native animals is a big problem. Road deaths also take a toll as does pesticide use. According to previous studies, hedgehogs are suffering because people in urban and suburban areas keep their lawns and gardens too tidy—the animals need overgrown bushes, leaf litter and other habitat to survive. In rural areas, increased use of pesticides is killing off the insects the hedgies nibble on. “We are concerned about the lack of food in sterile fields where lots of pesticides and chemicals are used – there are also larger scale farms so there are less hedgerows for hedgehogs to use,”
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com

In 1900 world population was 1.3 billion. The North American continent had 100 million natives before the white man brought disease. In 1964 the U.S. population was 200 million.

Most of the world has a pecking order based on different factors. Wars have killed millions of people as clashes between values and cultures reached boiling points.

In today’s modern world we have almost 8 billion fighting for a better quality life and who gets to populate the world with their genes, values and culture. As the better educated realize that a better life depends on quality health and a limit to our ability to provide our children with the best chance for survival, we try to be more efficient in our use of resources and our ability to create those resources. Today a child costs $250,000 to raise to end of high school not counting the parent time spending with that child to provide the knowledge needed by them for a future. Add college and you have a sum few people in the world can provide their children much less 5-10 children.

The U.S. tax payer simply does not have the resources to provide these services to the billions of refugees who want a better life. How would you solve the problem?

Politics, Religion, Intelligence

Life is not easy and requires sifting through lots of information and experience which is filtered through our perceptions. Then we have self generated feelings, emotions, senses, memory, unconscious, imagination, unknowns, etc. Much of the brain’s activity is formed by neuron connections formed by habits.

We view the world in these individual ways as the genetic code makes our unique combination of brain chemicals the skew brain operations. Life is only as we know it and practice behavior that encourages good subjective feelings.

On the other side we have reality that is cause and effect of some factors we are aware of and many factors that are unknown. Nature that uses laws both know and unknown to produce cause and effect does not have the human qualities each of us is endowed with. This means most all the perceptions of fairness, morality, equality, etc. are human constructs. Human constructs form both politics and religion. Some human constructs define intelligence.

Intelligence allows us to have better probability to affect things that happen. Keep all this in mind the next time you take an action of any kind including eating, voting, working, consuming, thinking, believing, and any other human activity that continues humanity.

Dansette