I’m a rebel. As a pre-boomer, my sympathies lie with the Gen X and Gen Z cohorts. Gen X doesn’t realize they have a voice. They’re 65 million kids, we replaced ourselves and only gave a few a seat at the Corporate table. It’s time for Gen X to unite with Gen Z and demand … More AmericaSpeaksTheVoiceOfJoyce. Ep. 198: “Gen X”
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/03/kaiser-permanente-healthcare-strike-hospital-union-california-washington-dc More than 75,000 healthcare workers at the US’s largest non-profit private healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, are poised to strike on 4 October in the largest healthcare strike in US history. The workers’ union contract expired at the weekend and staff are pushing for significant improvements to staffing levels and wage increases that account for … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers prepare to strike for better working conditions. 75,000 reported to be ready to strike for better staffing, standards of care and better pay. How many other healthcare workers are understaffed? Are you striking? Should American institutions have a Federal Standard of care, benefiting the patient and the caregiver? Why is there enough money for Corporate compensation from huge profits and profits don’t trickle down to Labor’s salaries or benefit patients?
Meanwhile, a pipeline in Ukraine has been bombed, most likely by Russia, in an attempt to prevent oil from reaching EU states. Putin is miscalculating, with another warm winter , oil may once again, play a limited roll in energy demand. Increasingly , this war of attrition, makes no sense. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/01/russia-ukraine-war-at-a-glance-what-we-know-on-day-585-of-the-invasion
When the Pandemic ended, extra spending on SNAP programs ended and the SNAP program remains in limbo, along with 34-50 million people who will miss meals, if the Government shutdown before renewing SNAP. Our state of poverty is a result of too many low paying jobs, leaving families unable to purchase food for their families. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Food Insecurity has increased 60% since the Pandemic. More then 10% of the US population can’t afford to purchase food.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/09/29/climate/new-orleans-saltwater-map.html Saltwater is swiftly pushing its way up the Mississippi River and is expected to contaminate most of the New Orleans public drinking water supply on Oct. 28. President Biden declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, releasing federal funds to Louisiana. Officials are concerned about saltwater corroding lead pipes, which could leach heavy metals … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Army Core of Engineers building a wedge in the Mississippi to prevent Saltwater from reaching New Orleans piping. If saltwater gets into their water supply, the pipes corrode and New Orleans will be without clean drinking water. A State of Emergency has been declared.
Russia is going to commit 70% of its GDP to the war effort? It makes no sense, when their Black Sea Ports and fleets are being bombarded. When will Putin or the Russians feel the pain of War and say enough? Don’t they want to live in a modern country with new technology? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/29/russia-ukraine-war-at-a-glance-what-we-know-on-day-583-of-the-invasion
The Guardian’s timeline of events shows just how much Antarctic sea ice is melting bringing us closer to rising heat, El Niño and more heat. With heat comes floods, hailstones and fires. How much can we endure, before voting for a change in Leadership and technology? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2023/sep/29/the-hottest-summer-in-human-history-a-visual-timeline
I just finished being infected with COVID and I’m thankful to have had the Vaccines and Paxlovid. One week duration and I was negative after 3 days. Vaccines work, you get a mild case. My advice, take the next Vaccine when available & get your free Rapid Tests. Ever wondered what the 80’s were like? … More AmericaSpeaksTheVoiceOfJoyce. Ep. 197: “Gen Z Values”