AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Call me an optimist, but I think, strategically, Ukraine’s counteroffensive is working. A Russian air base in Crimea was struck yesterday and several Russian planes were destroyed. The EU , Swiss, UK are all banning together to help the Ukrainians. The UN is declaring the Occupied Nuclear Power Plant off limits for Russian occupation. It’s too dangerous! It has the capacity to be accidentally shelled, unleashing nuclear power, Grains are traveling to their destinations and Wheat will be shipped next week. The Russian and Ukrainian positions have been staked out and it’s time to negotiate a cease fire. Since Switzerland is not considered neutral by Russia, perhaps Turkey and the UN can continue to speak to both sides. Ukrainian unified resistance is difficult for Putin to ignore. The pawns, 6500 children evacuated to Russia and Ukrainians deported there, would be part of the cease fire and a negotiated “peace” process with Putin.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/aug/11/russia-ukraine-war-first-wheat-shipments-to-leave-next-week-un-to-discuss-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-plant-crisis-live

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Starbucks personnel are penalized for forming a Union. 200 shops are Unionized and 75 employees have been terminated and harassed by management for being part of the Union. Several Starbucks locations are on strike, protesting their lack pay, harassment and lack of benefits. The NLRB is investing all Starbucks employee claims. Good luck! The Rules of a Clean Slate for Workers, would make the process of Unionization easier, eliminating Corporate interference. It would , also, allow for sectoral Unionization. A win win for labor and their Community.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/11/starbucks-union-drive-strikes

TheVoiceOfJoyce Climate Bill passed the Senate. It’s expected to be signed by the House & President and be a major step in Carbon Emission reductions. We’ll reach 40% reduction by the end of this decade, create 1.5 million clean energy jobs and offer massive incentives to people for switching to clean technologies: $8000 for heat pumps for cooling, Postal Fleet goes electric, $7500 credit to purchase electric cars and the bill insists on capping methane and carbon leaks into communities. Capping toxins curbs unnecessary deaths from pollutants and saves refineries money. Coupled with Medicare pricing negotiations, this bill is a win win for Society. A major step toward Climate Mitigation.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/05/us-climate-bill-slash-emissions-analysis-biden

TheVoiceOfJoyce In a real test of the will of the People, the Majority voted yesterday, to maintain women’s rights and women’s rights to have control of their own bodies. The majority of Peoples voices were heard in Kansas last night.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/03/kansas-abortion-vote-state-constitution

TheVoiceOfJoyce another case of smearing a good Democratic candidate because he stands for the People and has picked a fight against Big Oil & gun manufacturers . He’s on the right side of issues and now he’s being targeted by Big GOP donors & AIPAC. another instance of using Dark Money to defeat another candidate standing up for “We the People”. All over our Country our elections are being hijacked by Corporate money, bribing ( donating) to those who will cast doubt on good candidates credentials to serve and replace them with a Corporate puppet, someone eagerly accepting cash, to tow the Corporate line. Floridians & folks from Alabama lost Political defenders of low cost & low Carbon energy projects, because the States utilities declared war on them. Ignore the hype and propaganda and in Michigan vote for Andy Levin. The very reason he’s attacked, means he’s a good guy for the People.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/29/pro-israel-lobby-aipac-andy-levin-democratic-races

TheVoiceOfJoyce I quite agree, the Planet is in a Climate Emergency now! It was predicted, by the Frank Press report in 1977, that the year 2000 on, would experience Climate Heat, flooding, die offs of life unprecedented. It’s happening now. 2000 died last week in Spain and Portugal. Billions of marine life died in the Warm Pacific Ocean and off the Coral reefs of Australia. Water resources are diminishing. Crops are dying in the West, EU, Asia, India, Africa. When will our Politicians notice and start our path to alternative clean energy? Why are we still Subsidizing the Fossil Fuel Industry at $16Billion a day? A $Trillion dollars to Fossil Fuels would be better spent on transitioning Coal Mines to Solar and Wind Energy, utilizing people and clean energy now! How many have to die, before our Countries take Climate Action seriously?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/28/climate-crisis-emergency-rebecca-solnit-terry-tempest-williams

TheVoiceOfJoyce Ministers are fighting back Climate Change denial, delay & uncertainty in Southern Communities and West Virginia. They’re adding Solar Panels to their Churches and re greening their properties with flowers, trees and plants native to the area. They’re starting small but they might want to add a movie night for discussion? The documentary “ Big Oil” produced in 3 Parts by the BBC & aired on PBS Frontline, is now streaming on Amazon prime. Ministers can also, lead the way to energy conversion of decommissioned coal mines. Solar Panels and Wind Turbines can integrate with existing infrastructure and produce jobs and sustainable energy. There are cycles in industry. Man and science evolve and as we discover better forms of energy, they replace the old. That is the nature of scientific discovery. Trust in our future. If we desire to survive & thrive, a lot can be accomplished, even in a year. Lockdown improved Hawaiian waters and brought back song birds to many towns. Change is occurring and that’s good. After over a 100 yrs of fossil fuels dominating our grid, it’s time to move on. The Scientists of the late 1970’s were right, the year 2000 would see an exponential rise in CO2 Emissions and that would cause catastrophic warming effects. It’s happening today and it’s cheaper to move forward with many alternatives, rather than rely on Fossil Fuels for our power!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/26/southern-christian-ministers-climate-crisis

TheVoiceOfJoyce One Climate Crisis after another as the World’s people, ecosystems and existing power grids fail to adjust to triple digit temperatures. China is experiencing Blackouts, their antiquated Coal Production, cannot keep up with electrical demands. Their problems, and everyone else’s have been exacerbated by the Ukrainian War! China hasn’t learned that Solar and Wind turbines can integrate with existing coal mine infrastructure and integrate into their grid with more and cheaper power. Meanwhile, Yosemite is burning and the Redwoods are in danger. The Swiss Italian border has shifted in the Alps and this is the beginning of Climate Catastrophes. Our planet has only warmed 1.1 Degree Celsius. Our CO2 Emissions are equivalent to 252 million years ago and Biden doesn’t think we have a Climate Emergency? The entire Globe should recognize a Climate Emergency and act to stop all Wars immediately. It’s in our collective best interests to stop Wars to mitigate Climate Changes and their negative effects on life on Earth. When do we become intelligent people and act to save our lives? All lives?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/26/chinas-long-running-heatwave-raises-electricity-usage-and-causes-blackouts

TheVoiceOfJoyce WHY ARE WE SUPPORTING THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY? They make $2.8 Billion a day, accumulating $54 Trillion in 50 yrs or 1% of the World’s wealth. They’ve stopped investment in alternative fuels to maintain their wealth at the expense of our Planet warming, at the expense of polluting and dissipating our Natural Resources. They have enough money to buy off every Politician on our Planet to maintain their dirty profits. As a reward , for Fossil Fuel largesse ( graft, corruption) Governments subsidized them , add $16 Billion a day to their coffers in SUBSIDIES? The US provides them with a $1 Trillion a year? Wouldn’t this money be better used to help we the People survive the price gouging we’re incurring, the child care we need, the min wage and benefits we deserve, the transportation and preservation of our Natural Resources? Action on the elimination of these Subsidies is a priority! To continue them, in light of this soon to be published report, is to admit by all Politicians, that they are Corrupt and care little about the lives of “We The PEOPLE! “ #StopOilSubsidiesNow!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/21/revealed-oil-sectors-staggering-profits-last-50-years

TheVoiceOfJoyce: when do we act to put The War Production Act into place to allocate clean energy funds to cities in dire need of green spaces? When the water runs out, what are your options? Who can you blame for Climate Denial and not discussing rising CO2 Emissions in text books? Fox New & the Fossil Fuel Lobby. We can start capping and taxing Methane & Carbon Leaks. We can start banning the mining of Bitcoin which uses more power than Houston, Texas. We can all enter into a Class Action Lawsuit against Fox New & the Fossil Fuel industry for deliberately burying the Scientific facts that can save our lives now. The FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY, knew they creating excess CO2, they knew the consequences of oil, coal & gas production and used it anyway, since it was cheaper 50 yrs ago to stay with their technology, rather than invest in the clean technology that was expensive then, but not now. It’s a proven fact, renewable energy costs less and provides twice as many jobs as the Fossil Fuel industry. The War Production Act can decommission Coal Plants now and set up Solar and Wind Power now, more jobs, better pay. Good for all Americans.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/20/us-fastest-growing-cities-risk-becoming-unlivable-climate-crisis