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.

Violence and Aberrant Behavior of Youth

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, Gov. Greg Abbott has repeatedly stressed the vital role school counselors and mental health professionals play in identifying troubled students When I hear about another case of needless violence and carnage, I get upset. I have always liked to believe that the U.S. is a great nation. It’s hard to see things that way when there’s a mass shooting nearly every day in this country and it seems that our hands are tied as to how to deal with it.

One cause of this problem that is often cited pertains to mental health problems. Sure, a lot of these killers have histories of being mentally unstable. But mental health problems are on the rise in this country. So if we really think that the issue of mental health is the primary issue at hand here, then we are in big trouble moving forward. Just saying “be vigilant” is not going to solve the problem.

As school budgets shrink, school-based mental-health services are losing resources and support. Children spend the majority of their day in schools,” says Tammy Hughes, PhD, a professor of counseling, psychology and special education at Duquesne University. “Further, because school psychologists work with parents and teachers, they are uniquely situated to help children across multiple settings.”Students who can’t focus, or are dealing with difficult family problems, won’t succeed in schools no matter how many reforms are put in place by governors or presidents,” he says.
He and others point out that education reform has focused on increasing academic test scores without considering students’ emotional well-being. “And there’s a direct correlation between emotional health and academic success,”
Lazarus says. We focus so much on teaching teenagers’ facts and getting them to pass exams, but perhaps we ought to pay at least as much attention to helping nurture their personalities
Bottom line is a failure of parents and teachers to raise fully functioning human beings. Then we also have genetic differences where one size does not fit all.

Medical Science

Mice With 3D-Printed Ovaries Successfully Give Birth

The gelatin-scaffold ovary could one day help restore endocrine function in young cancer patients and treat infertility

The future does not aline with archaic religious interpretations of the metaphors written to live by. The rules to live by change with a changing environment.

Quality Employees

“Instead of offering incentives to employers, towns with unfilled jobs are handing out money, student-debt relief and home-purchase assistance to lure potential employees–one by one. It’s an uphill battle to compete with the opportunity and amenities found in larger U.S. cities.”

If Tupelo wants to improve it needs to think ahead. Better paid employees bring better spending and better quality of life. Finding low paid jobs for low educated citizens only brings more of the same. The quality people require a quality community.

Not My Job

In talking to many workers in Mississippi I find few care about the ramifications their work imposes on other people and workers. There is a consensus that following orders does not include thinking, morals, and ethics. In real communities everyone cares about the whole community not just their selfish beliefs. Lack of knowledge and research is due to not having a passion for what you do. People have been trained to slave for eight hours a day so they can buy entertainment for the free time.

Freedom, liberty, and rights come with responsibility to contribute to humanity not just donating. Feel good feeding the hungry does not show understanding the whole picture of humanity and progress of the humankind. It merely postpones the end effect of poor thinking based on emotions.

Recycled

“The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing. ”
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If a community can not recycle materials in less than 50 miles it is not saving anything. All recycling needs to be done locally to have energy savings and it be profitable. For example tupelo sends its waste plastics over 100 miles away and charges the citizen on top of the effort it expects the citizen to do. When it much more feasible to use the recycled plastics processed into road sections that last 4 times longer than asphalt.

What is the problem? Could it be the good old boy club protecting old money interests? Or is it just lack of ability to change into a better way of doing things? Mississippi is last place in so many things because it refuses to change. This drives the next generation top students to other places.

Solar

“The number of homeowners installing solar panels fell last year, as top installers including Tesla abandoned aggressive sales practices that drove breakneck growth.”

Using solar energy still has more problems and costs than buying from the local utility. The aggressive marketing and tax breaks paint a rose tainted glasses view of reality. In real life solar needs more work to be cheaper and reliable to have a positive payback in its life time and provide energy when you need it. It is nowhere near the commercial payback of three years many businesses require to make an investment.

Coffee

A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process.
In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer — the cancer agency of the World Health Organization — moved coffee off its “possible carcinogen” list.
The coffee industry had claimed the chemical was present at harmless levels and should be exempt from the law because it results naturally from the cooking process necessary to make the beans flavorful.
Studies indicate coffee is unlikely to cause breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer, and it seems to lower the risks for liver and uterine cancers, the agency said. Evidence is inadequate to determine its effect on dozens of other cancer types.

It seems to me this is just another way for lawyers to make money.

Google

Google stores your location (if you have it turned on) every time you turn on your phone, and you can see a timeline from the first day you started using Google on your phone,going in so far as the time of day I was in the location and how long it took me to get to that location from my previous one.Google stores search history across all your devices on a separate database, so even if you delete your search history and phone history, Google STILL stores everything until you go in and delete everything, and you have to do this on all devices.Google creates an advertisement profile based on your information, including your location, gender, age, hobbies, career, interests, relationship status, possible weight (need to lose 10lbs in one day?) and income.Google stores information on every app and extension you use, how often you use them, where you use them, and who you use them to interact with (who do you talk to on facebook, what countries are you speaking with, what time you go to sleep at. Google stores ALL of your YouTube history, so they know whether you’re going to be a parent soon, if you’re a conservative, if you’re a progressive, if you’re Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, if you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, if you’re anorexic…Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you, I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB BIG, which is roughly 3 MILLION Word documents.Your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos you’ve taken on your phone, the businesses you’ve bought from, the products you’ve bought through Google.our calendar, your Google hangout sessions, your location history, the music you listen to, the Google books you’ve purchased, the Google groups you’re in, the websites you’ve created, the phones you’ve owned, the pages you’ve shared, how many steps you walk in a day.

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.

Dansette