Category: Elections

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.

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.

Robo Calls

The FCC Has Fined Robocallers $208 Million. It’s Collected $6,790.
America’s telecommunications regulators have levied hefty financial penalties against illegal robocallers and demanded that bad actors repay millions to their victims. But years later, little money has been collected. The Federal Government is not serious about protecting the citizen but rater focused on how much campaign money they can get from the lobbyists. We will be a failed country if laws and enforcement are ignored. If the government can not follow up on enforcement they can not make laws to protect the citizens.

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.

Facebook

“What this means is that even more than it is in the advertising business, Facebook is in the surveillance business. Facebook, in fact, is the biggest surveillance-based enterprise in the history of mankind. It knows far, far more about you than the most intrusive government has ever known about its citizens. It’s amazing that people haven’t really understood this about the company. I’ve spent time thinking about Facebook, and the thing I keep coming back to is that its users don’t realise what it is the company does. What Facebook does is watch you, and then use what it knows about you and your behaviour to sell ads. I’m not sure there has ever been a more complete disconnect between what a company says it does – ‘connect’, ‘build communities’ – and the commercial reality. Note that the company’s knowledge about its users isn’t used merely to target ads but to shape the flow of news to them. Since there is so much content posted on the site, the algorithms used to filter and direct that content are the thing that determines what you see: people think their news feed is largely to do with their friends and interests, and it sort of is, with the crucial proviso that it is their friends and interests as mediated by the commercial interests of Facebook. Your eyes are directed towards the place where they are most valuable for Facebook.”

By John Lanchester

Facebook offers a similar option as Google to download all your information from their files.This includes every message you’ve ever sent or been sent, every file you’ve ever sent or been sent, all the contacts in your phone, and all the audio messages you’ve ever sent or been sent.Facebook also stores what it think you might be interested in based off the things you’ve liked and what you and your friends talk about. Somewhat pointlessly, they also store all the stickers you’ve ever sent on Facebook.They also store every time you log into Facebook, where you logged in from, what time, and from what device.And they store all the applications you’ve ever had connected to your Facebook account.
Side-note, if you have Windows 10 installed, JUST the privacy options with 16 different sub-menus, which have all of the options enabled by default when you install Windows 10.This includes tracking where you are, what applications you have installed, when you use them, what you use them for, access to your webcam and microphone at any time, your contacts, your e-mails, your calendar, your call history, the messages you send and receive.The files you download, the games you play, your photos and videos, your music, your search history, your browsing history, even what RADIO stations you listen to.This is one of the craziest things about the modern age, we would never let the government or a corporation put cameras/microphones in our homes or location trackers on us, but we just went ahead and did it ourselves.

Trump BS

We know almost every government official does not tell what is going on truthfully or tell us their true feelings about issues. Lots of horse trading is going on that would make the public puke. Perhaps it is time to end a democratic republic as we know it and have a draft of ordinary citizens represent the local pubic. No campaigns and money spent marketing issues just common sense and a will to talk truthfully about the pros and cons of what leaders face.

The media has gotten way to powerful and a monopoly which is forming public opinion rather than the citizens having the data to make their own minds up about the issues. We should separate facts from entertainment and the media opinion.

Keynesian Economics

The idea of a stable capitalistic economic system is growth through consumption. The more consumption the more growth of the economy to enhance the standard of living. John Maynard Keynes advocated that if the population is not spending money there is a loss of jobs and income so the government needs to be a consumer.

The flip side of the problem is a finite earth and resources such as water, air and energy. There is also the population growth that out strips the ability of the earth to support it. Another issue is psychological, that when too many people get on each others nerves such as too many rats in a cave there is violence. The value of life is decreased by the growing number of people. So just increasing the standard of living can reduce the quality of life if more than economic factors are not taken into consideration.

Propaganda

“Inside Facebook’s Gigantic Political-Media Machine
By JOHN HERRMAN
How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds.”
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Many Americans and people around the world take the media too seriously. The perspective of others almost always has an agenda.

Voting

It seemed like 20 elections today. I wonder if people had to write in the names of the people they voted for, would it work? Most people have not the foggiest idea about the person they are voting for as they fill in the dots with ink.

Would it not require a bit of research and learning to know how to spell the name of the person that supports your ideas of government?

I think ballots should be blank and the voter write the name of the person he wants to have the office.

Prop 42

Education or brainwashing? The most important thing we can give children is wisdom. Historically Aesop was used to teach the philosophy of life as the foundation of education. Literacy next so a child could teach themselves. The last stage of adolescence was learning a skill to contribute to humanity as an adult. This is not what I heard at a meeting that was over stuffed with teachers. It was all about jobs stupid. Not occupations and exporting more than we import, not about contributions to humanity but about money. The average I.Q. of teachers graduating college in the U.S. is 105 the lowest of the college degrees. Teachers in countries that produce smarter students than the U.S. look to the teaching profession like doctors who deserve the highest income because the future depends on them.

I was told by a local college official that they hired some teachers to fill a slot that they could not find anyone else to fill. I find it more of the good old boy system in hiring connected people rather than qualified people. Qualified people do not want to come to MS because or the culture. Science is replaced with superstition and spiritual beliefs. The objective reality we live in has cause and effect and that is what it takes to be successful.

No doubt money is part of the equation to have top people teaching our children but not the only part. Money can just cause more corruption if it is not handled with integrity. The children of MS need special treatment depending on their environment and situation. One size does not fit all. If the money is spent to deal with individual children rather than poor planning and over sight by administrators I say raise taxes and give more money. Poor planning for example is not saving for expected repairs such as a roof every 20 years or replace the HVAC system every 20 years. This is not optional or a thing that administrative people can ignore till the breakdowns and leaks. Only 53% of your education tax dollar goes to teaching, the rest to administrative issues. If corporate America was run like that people would not have industry. The voter approved a huge bond issue for Tupelo Public schools. Where is the money going? To replace an administrative building roof and build a surveillance command center? Schools used the excuse that books could be on the computers they provided but now they want money for new textbooks.

What we have is very poor planning and a buddy system in the education industry that is not focused on the goals of wisdom and literacy for the children. Who is going to clean house and fix the system before money is thrown at it? We could set up small local libraries with a part time tutor and mentoring service to help those children that are not getting the attention in the classroom or at home. These local walk to retreats would also be a hot spot for the children to use their computers and socialize as they learn new things outside the fixed education culture of worker/consumers.

If the voter is educated they would first fix the politics before taxing themselves more to support the government corruption in the name of save the children and jobs. Hire and pay teachers what they are worth and remove excess administration.

Dansette