Category: City Council

Again Mississippi Ranks Last on Health

Beyond these death rates, the report looked at 44 other factors that influence a population’s health to determine each state’s ranking.

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, Connecticut and Vermont ranked the highest (Connecticut and Vermont tied for fifth place in the rankings), while Arkansas, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi received the lowest rankings.

Most of the cost of health insurance reflects people’s personal health habits.

Finite Resource Problem

Our hectic, on-demand lifestyles rely upon allocating finite sets of resources to constantly changing numbers of people. As this task grows ever harder, it will require solutions to a little-known mathematical riddle.It’s not easy to accurately predict what humans want and when they will want it. We’re demanding creatures, expecting the world to deliver speedy solutions to our increasingly complex and diverse modern-day problems Over the last few decades, researchers have developed a range of pretty effective mathematical solutions that can allocate resources across a variety of industries and scenarios so they can attempt to keep up with the daily demands our lives place on them. But when an allocation made at one time affects subsequent allocations, the problem becomes dynamic, and the passing of time must be considered as part of the equation. This throws a mathematical spanner in the works, requiring these solutions to now take into account the changing and uncertain nature of the real world and the growing population. If we don’t start to address dynamic resource allocation problems now, we won’t just struggle to get dinner on the table – the entire world could grind to a halt.

The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind: ‘All of a Sudden the Money Stops Flowing’

Policies that once drove the region’s growth—relatively low taxes and low wages that attracted factories and blue-collar jobs—have proven inadequate in an economy where the forces of globalization favor cities with concentrations of capital and educated workers.NATCHEZ, Miss.—The American South spent much of the past century trying to overcome its position as the country’s poorest and least-developed region, with considerable success: By the 2009 recession it had nearly caught up economically with its northern and western neighbors.

That trend has now reversed. Since 2009, the South’s convergence has turned to divergence, as the region recorded the country’s slowest growth in output and wages, the lowest labor-force participation rate and the highest unemployment rate.

The plan to use the education system to make workers has failed to produce creative individuals that work with their minds rather than their bodies. Automation has replaced the low I.Q. worker. Lack of freedoms and liberty has driven the intelligent youth away. All that is left are the serfs.

Comcast

Public utilities are required by laws to provide access to emergency communication if problem arise. Comcast adds 911 charge to the telephone bill so the government does not have to put fire alarm boxes on every corner. The law requires that the utility keep those emergency systems working and if they break down repairs them as fast as possible.

It has come to my attention that Comcast puts its construction work to add more customers ahead of repairing existing services to already paying customers. Customers are paying for emergency service and not having access to it so Comcast can make more money.

The City of Tupelo and the city council have no intentions or ability to make Comcast honor its legal requirements. The City has given exclusive rights to Comcast to be the only cable provider with no competition from companies like C-spire to hard wire a second emergency system. The leaders of the City council enjoy campaign contributions from Comcast to block any completion that will provide better service to the paying public.

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?

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.

Myth of Unlimited Resources

It has come to my attention that many political figures believe they can produce unlimited resources and want to save the world from poverty. There is a great difference between having unlimited money and unlimited resources. Money is just a promise by humans to deliver products and services at some time in the future. No one really nows what the future will bring so a promise is not 100% probability. Nations go bankrupt, people die, droughts, wars, mistakes, and just plain greed wipe out resources which money is based on.

The U.S. through the Federal Reserve creates the money supply and they have very few resources to back those promises up with. It is only the belief that the system will keep going that motivates people to work for money. In the big picture resources are limited such as air, energy, land, and clean water. It takes energy to make water clean. It takes clear land to grow food. The land needs a good climate and water to grow crops. If we clear a forrest to make way for a farm we change the environment which provides the right climate. If we produce energy we change the climate, If we dirty the water we change the climate. Changes in the climate changes living things some for the better and others it destroys.

The next time government approves a project that increases population of humans at the expense of the climate research all the problems it creates.

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.

Dansette