TheVoiceOfJoyce Quiet quitting is happening at an unprecedented level in many Countries at once. People are unhappy at work, feel unsupported and underpaid and they’re showing their dissatisfaction by quietly doing the minimum. The Pandemic is a factor, however, in America, the bare bones approach to staffing, has left many employees dissatisfied. They’re rebelling quietly. No overtime, no enthusiasm, doing the bare minimum to get by. Corporate Culture , as defined by the Market Society, is not sustainable. Corporations need the Middle Managers back, that they fired in cost savings, to maintain a balanced work ethic. Employees are in need of better pay and respect for a job well done. Until the Middle Class is resurrected and those in their 40+ , 50’s + reinstated, Corporations will remain places to spend time, collect a check and leave. There is no loyalty, unless it’s reciprocated. Bring back Middle Managers and lessen everyone’s burden!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce With wild fires, expect pollution to invade houses and small particles carried by the smoke are dangerous when inhaled. Air purifiers are being lent to low income houses and KN 95 masks, fitted tightly, prevent breathing in these toxic pollutants. Those with asthma should remain indoors with air conditioning, if affordable. We all need protection from the smoke that travels 1000’s of miles from the fire site. Be safe & stay well.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Grains are being released rapidly to regions Globally. China, Turkey, Lebanon, Italy and an aggressive schedule for their release from the Black Sea Ports is continuing, overseen by the JCC ( Russia, Turkey, Ukraine & UN). Shelling near Ukrainian Reactor disables a power line and there is fear the nuclear storage facility, housing spent fuel, was endangered. Meanwhile, Russian shelling of towns resumes, more EU Nations are training Ukrainians and the Ukrainian offensive has begun across their 217 mile border. Assassinations of Russian occupiers is taking place in Kherson and other villages and supply routes are being cut off. Let’s hoping all their armaments give Ukraine the edge they need to repel the Russians.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Scientists are absolutely sure Extreme Weather conditions and Extreme Heat are man made and our collective suffering is worse than all our models. At a rise of 1 degree Celsius, the World is barely able to survive with severe heat, drought and loss of life and crops. Imagine the cost in lives, property and resources as the temperature rises another degree. Don’t expect a neat linear progression of Climate warming, going forward. The surge in heat , deaths and property destruction is slated to be exponential. Can we afford not to act now? Our losses are in the $100 Billions. How much money ( Subsidies), do citizens have to continue paying the Fossil Fuel Industry, as they record Record Profits? When do we say enough to the Trillion Dollar Subsidies that are destroying our resources, and our lives? There is a 100% correlation between Fossil Fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions-and Planet heating extremes. Our Climate emergency is now! Passage of our first down payment, (The Inflation Reduction Act) on green technology , will help America achieve a 40% reduction in CO2 Emissions by 2030,

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Decarbonizing cities, brings a new urgency to install and maintain Trolleys. The run on electric wires and can be supplemented by batteries to withstand severe temperature fluctuations.. San Francisco Uses the, Cambridge wants to decommission then, they’re in Use in Washington and Oregon and Dayton, Ohio. Devotees love them and insist they’re green and intend to modify them to withstand temperature extremes. NYC had the Third Ave El, a trolley system built in 1880’s and lasting through the 1930’s +in many areas. My Dad remembered putting Pennies on the track as he and the other kids ran and hid, watching from afar , when the train got stuck. That was the extent of “ juvenile delinquents “ in the early days of the 20 th Century! Fun fact,

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Gaining Community and making Hard Cider through different familial experiences. African American, Latinos, Japanese and so many other groups are resurrecting tastes from their ancestral history and making Cider with new infusions and enthusiasm. Hard Cider is catching on as a new craft drink in America. It’s being sold at our local Farm Stands and stores from coast to coast becoming a meeting place for diverse cultures!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce It appears the War to control Kherson , the Ports and bridge to Crimea is about to start. Russia moving a 1000 troops in Crimea. Overnight Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s nuclear power plant, two reactors have been taken off line to prevent fallout. The EU, In support of Germany , agrees to reduce their gas consumption 15% , shared suffering and shared goals. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian counteroffensive should begin soon. They’ll attempt to cut off Russian supply lines. Let’s hope they’re successful!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce From the FT, article can’t be shared more than 3 times, sorry. It’s interesting to note because of the intense heat and forest fires, we’ve depleted our Carbon reserves for a 100 yrs. The Guardian reports, Carbon Emissions are definitely the result of our use of Fossil Fuels and our preferred way of life. Whether we want to change or not, our Weather is changing, leaving us vulnerable to the health effects of added pollution carried by smoke. Our crops are being decimated by intense heat. The costs of doing nothing are escalating. Why must we pursue an energy policy that no longer favors the survival of the many? We have immediate solutions, we can implement. Solar and wind energy are barely utilized and they’re cheap to install and we know the power interfaces exist to integrate these technologies into our existing grid. Why not offer Tax credits for implementation? When the World was in lockdown, we reduced our CO2 emissions and saw instant benefits. Imagine what we can achieve, when we’re serious about reducing our Carbon footprint?

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The War in Ukraine : The good news , 3 vessels laden with 60,000 tons of grain left for the Uk, Turkey & Ireland. The Ukraine wants to get 100 ships a month to transport grains to Asia and African Nations dependent on them. Erdogan is back in Russia discussing Syria and the Ukraine. Hopefully, he can broker a cease fire and get the Russians to leave Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, the War continues with Putin proclaiming, he’s in for the long haul. The World doesn’t need his War. We’re already dealing with Pestilence and famine. The Ukrainian War exacerbates both!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In our country, the rights of the Corporation supersede the rights of labor. The Republicans think Jennifer Abruzzo is too radical? , She has the credentials to enforce the Rights of Labor. She was part of the Clean Slate for Labor Committee, agreeing on Laws that favor Labor and Unionization. It’s time, to use the power of the Law , to give Labor rights and better wages and encourage Unionization ! Unionization provides a living wage, benefits and shop floor safety, giving Labor a seat at the Corporate table. With all the Corporate abuses labor and the general population are subjected to, it’s time to give Labor a voice. Jennifer Abruzzo has a job to do. If she’s the right person at the right time, America may actually see a resurrection of the Middle Classes, once again?!