AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce I’m not surprised the Red Cross is refusing to pay their workers a fair wage, grant a new Union Contract, they’re a mean spirited profit driven group. The American Workers refuses to be abused and now walks off jobs that fails to pay and staff workers according to the consumers need. They’re won’t be resignations, when employers honor Union Contracts, have adequate staffing and pay and benefits.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/27/american-red-cross-workers-blood-shortage

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce From the Financial Times essay by Lyz Lenz author : “A story of faith, loss & renewal in America“ She lost her faith in the Christian Evangelical conservatism of her youth, by living life as an American Woman.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Finally there is a reverse of Corporate Business taxation. Corporations have many loopholes to evade taxation overseas and in fact, limiting Corporations taxation overseas encouraged the off shoring of business and jobs. Corporations with subsidies overseas pay 5% on their income to the US Treasury. The American taxpayer is in a lose lose position now. First we lost jobs with every trade agreement, then we lost jobs when Corporations moved overseas and we lost wages when American workers were told to compete with foreign labor. Now, just like individuals who are taxed twice on income invested, the American Corporations are asked to pay their fair share and bring business back home, they’re crying that what’s already happened will happen again? Why should American business not share equally in taxation as the rest of us? America needs revenue to run . Next the Federal Government should tax all Corporate income for FICA deduction irrespective of income level. Every employee of a Corporation should pay the FICA deduction, independent of salary level. Everyone should pay their fair share. It’s patriotic!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/treasury-double-tax-business-foreign-credit-irs-corporations-section-901-11655906031

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Algorithm discriminated against individuals seeking to purchase a home using Facebook driven ads. It’s time to rein in AI, in most industries their built in biases make it impossible to hire people. They should be regulated and/ or removed when peoples livelihoods and lives depend on an honest assessment of them and their credentials and abilities. Algorithms are mathematical tools, they analyze data at best. They should be eliminated from HR decisions and other areas of our society. They’re a data aid to people and can’t make decisions.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jun/21/facebook-lawsuit-settlement-advertising-lookalike-audience-doj

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Apple employees in Towson Maryland vote for Unionization. They will be under the Aerospace, et al umbrella. Their agreement will be approved by the NLRB. Before the Laws to Unionize were changed , no group wishing to be Unionized could be intimidated by management. Nor would every separate entity within a Corporation have to establish their right to Unionize, every store would fall under the same Union umbrella.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/19/apple-workers-vote-to-join-union-a-first-for-the-tech-giant-in-us

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Maui during the Pandemic suffered a loss in tourism & food insufficiency. One a fertile land with Biodiversity, Big Agra ( Bayer & Monsanto) have destroyed the land with pesticides. The indigenous people are reclaiming their land several acres at a time. The colonists destroyed the land with monocultures, while Maui grew ,before Colonialism, a rich diversity of fruits and vegetables, under a giant canopy of products. Their land was rich and their rain forests thriving. Hawaii can be food sufficient again and Hawaiians healthier with their Native Diet.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/17/hawaii-traditional-farming-methods-ancient-food-forests

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce India suffering under 100 degree heat wave. Modi calls for International Climate Change Funding. He’s right there should be a monetary fund for all Nations. Those who are wealthier can and should take the first steps in eliminating Coal and Fossil Fuels from their Countries while integrating Solar Energy and encouraging Hydrogen and clean nuclear power technology. Together we can change our World.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/india-takes-tough-stand-at-climate-talks-as-delhi-endures-brutal-heatwave

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There’s a back lash against Right Wing Evangelicals, who support the ReAwaken group. ReAwaken, Roger Stone & Lt Gen Michael Flynn are now being called out many Christian Clergy for Lying about the 2020 election and lying about Covid-19. Their misinformation has led to hatred , culture Wars and violence and death. The Sojourner’s and the Southern Baptists call for unity against this group of hate mongers and their lies. The majority of the Clergy believe in separation of Church and State. They’re urging their parishes not to follow the ReAwaken Group. Hallelujah!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/14/roger-stone-michael-flynn-distorting-christianity-reawaken-america

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The US is facing a heat crisis in poor neighborhoods & cities. We’ve reached 2 degrees Celsius & many can’t afford air conditioning to cool off at night and get restorative sleep. This is a problem for the poor, elderly and our crops. Without water, how will we be sustainable? The planet’s heating is affecting our health , too!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/10/us-summer-temperatures-rising-climate-science

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Mass murders occur as White Supremacists embrace Replacement Theory, espoused by Fox News & Tucker Carlson, citing Democratic platform supports refugees who will populate America & replace them. While Democrats support immigration, it’s not a priority. The facts: African Americans are 12.7% & Hispanics are 19.5% including, Puerto Rican’s. Since we’re all immigrants, does it matter? Who’s getting the low paying jobs? 70% of the American population! We’re all fighting against a small wealthy group that’s happy to see Americans fight each other instead of uniting for a better way of life.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/08/a-deadly-ideology-how-the-great-replacement-theory-went-mainstream