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.

Freedom to Use Your Abilities

From the news: “DNC chairman Tom Perez said in the statement, “we recognize that America‚Äôs founding promise remains out of reach for too many families.”

Adding that “everywhere we look, our most fundamental values are under attack,” Perez referred to problems surrounding low-paying jobs, health care, immigration, injustice to people of color and members or the LGBTQ community, a recent Supreme Court decision on public unions, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.”

Nature never made everyone equal as each has unique DNA and human body. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Some are enhanced with modern ingenuity, hard work, knowledge, abilities, environment and some luck. The government can not give you the life you dreamed of but it can treat you equal when applying the laws. Has this happened in reality, not exactly. Bias, selective enforcement, personality, connections, values, contributions, etc. make each life different and are treated differently. Government can not, and will not fix these differences. The more people expect government to make up for each person’s deficiency, the more corruption we will experience. The democratic republic will fall apart.

The best first step is expect nothing, everything you do to make things happen depends on yourself. Next be responsible for your own actions which lead to your experience in life. No one has control of luck.

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.

Dansette