History

Trying to predict what happened in the past is like finding a puddle of water and trying to determine the shape of the ice chunk it came from.

From Tupelo Talks Facebook;Tuesday night the City Council passed by a 4-3 vote legislation to make the Tupelo Transit system a reality. Factual research paid for by Toyota, thank you Toyota, shows 42% of Tupelo’s population are potential users of this service.

Do we believe that 16,000 people in Tupelo would take a bus up and down Main street and or up and down Gloster? Exactly how did a consultant arrive at this figure? What interest does Toyota have in the project? If the project does not turn a profit who is going to fund the shortfall? What is the benefit value the average taxpayer who the City Council spent their tax money on.

I understand much of Tupelo is in poverty and have a difficult time traveling to and from work. But this system is not going to do any better than those people riding a bicycle. By the way the taxpayer paid for bike lanes. The disabled, elderly, etc. would benefit better from rezoning residential areas to provide the food stores and services they need, in walking distance like most cities have.

Perhaps the City council and or the Newspaper need better information before spending money they did not earn. It must be nice to not have any skin in the game.

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?

Father’s Day

It is getting more and more difficult to be a father in modern society. Being the head of a family responsible for raising children and supporting the family in so many ways have drove some men to an early grave. It costs $250,000 just to get a child through high school and much more through college. Then we have coping with the changing morals and ethics or challenging income skills. Hardest of all is finding time for the love and attention all children need. Forget being a pawn manipulated consumer by buying cards or presents and focus on how valuable time is being together.

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.

Soylent Green?

Experts say algae is the food of the future.The average American male consumes 100 grams of protein daily — almost double the necessary amount. This overconsumption isn’t sustainable. The United Nations projects food production will need to increase as much as 70% by 2050 to feed an extra 2.5 billion people.To survive, we need to reinvent the way we farm and eat. Experts say algae could be a possible solution. Unlike most crops, it doesn’t require fresh water to flourish. That’s a big deal. About 70% of the planet’s available fresh water goes toward crops and raising livestock.
Calatayud said if the world’s population grows from 7.5 billion to 10 billion as expected, we’ll need to think more seriously about protein alternatives like algae.
“There will not be enough animal protein or other vegetable protein,” he said. “There won’t be enough arable land, and what’s even more important, there won’t be enough fresh water.”Other meat alternatives include bugs — especially crickets, largely considered the tastiest insects.More than 2,000 edible bug species are eaten by 2 billion people worldwide, and for good reason.Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Western countries stop turning up our noses at plated insects and start chowing down.

I do not have to explain why I used the novel name Soylent Green.

The Wall

The Iron Curtain, The Great Wall of China, or Trump’s vision of A wall? The American public should recognize the NYC metaphor language they see in marketing all day long but the media refuses to interrupt the same way of talking when it does not meet their purposes. Trumps wall is just saying that illegal immigration needs to stop and the wall will be the plan to stop it. Not a great wall of China or an iron curtain but a strategy of many integrated steps to encourage corrupt deficient leadership of other countries to fix their problems at home because the conditions the refugees find at the U.S. border will translate the reality to them that the grass is only green when you make it green. It does not come at the sacrifices of other people but at your own sacrifices.

People can not run away from problems at home and expect it to be any easier in the U.S. Citizens of the United States had to work much harder to earn freedom, liberty and rights than if they just stayed in the country of their ancestors. Being a citizen has many responsibilities to maintain the rights of a citizen. The uneducated refugees lack the knowledge and hard work that is required of them to be assimilated citizens.

The the socialist liberal groups that are in America right now lack the understanding of what a Wall means because they have very little experience being responsible for their own welfare.

Dansette