TheVoiceOfJoyce Why does the House GOP and one Democrat believe eliminating child poverty is wrong?

The House will reinstate the child tax credit, if they can also extend the tax breaks for Corporations. Once again, the poor and middle class get to pay for all the programs coming out of the Federal Government. It’s, too bad, they couldn’t pass the For the Families Act and get universal PreK schooling. With … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why does the House GOP and one Democrat believe eliminating child poverty is wrong?

TheVoiceOfJoyce Over fishing, warmer climate, glacial melting, have caused Yukon salmon to disappear and it will have devastating consequences for their eco systems.

The Chinook Salmon are disappearing and whole tribes in the Yukon , who depended on Salmon for their food and heritage are in despair. They’re forced to purchase frozen salmon from Alaska and eat chum. Their culture is at risk. To avoid extinction, their now breeding salmon. Let’s hope they’re successful, they’re culture and our … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Over fishing, warmer climate, glacial melting, have caused Yukon salmon to disappear and it will have devastating consequences for their eco systems.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Our privacy is not private. Our searches, even of a private nature, can be shared with Law Enforcement and other third parties. Do you want to own your data? If yes, lobby Congress to change our privacy laws on the internet platforms. Do you want to decide who sees your data, or do you want an algorithm to decide?

The USA can model Legislation after European Law. The GDPR is just getting started and is protecting peoples privacy, by fining internet companies who disclose personal information. The fines are adding to Billions collected for the Country suing. America can also change Section 230 of the CommunicationsDecency Act. This article is about Google, the other … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Our privacy is not private. Our searches, even of a private nature, can be shared with Law Enforcement and other third parties. Do you want to own your data? If yes, lobby Congress to change our privacy laws on the internet platforms. Do you want to decide who sees your data, or do you want an algorithm to decide?

TheVoiceOfJoyce Once again, labor is not getting the benefits people require. The railroad workers have asked for paid sick leave and schedules of work. That’s not asking too much.

If they strike, it’s inflationary. When Corporations raise prices, forcing people to forgo the necessities of life, that’s good business. Why isn’t Corporate unaccountability inflationary? Who is enforcing Corporate anti trust Laws and reigning in usurious profits? If Biden were pro labor, he’d let his chief prosecutor for the NLRB make a deal and not … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Once again, labor is not getting the benefits people require. The railroad workers have asked for paid sick leave and schedules of work. That’s not asking too much.

TheVoiceOfJoyce An unregulated internet gives a vice to foreign disrupters, culture wars, disinformation, violence and misinformation. Based on the algorithms used our behavior is modified and hive thinking occurs. Many remain linked in their own silos, not necessarily of their own choosing. The internet, the algorithms are not neutral, people can be gradually radicalized. Foreign actors and bots are difficult to detect. Our data is sold to third parties and their unaccountable. At the very least, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act must change to reflect the Social Media Platforms evolution. No longer is the internet merely a free exchange of ideas between friends and communities. In many instances our behavior is manipulated and an algorithm decides who hires us, who gives us insurance and determines, based on our online behavior, if we’re worthy of that mortgage or job? Do you want mathematics to determine or limit, your life choices? How will we move from silos, to cooperation with others to solve real life problems? Like relationships? Climate Adaptation? Maintenance and participation in our Democracy? As people we need balance in our lives. It can be work life boundaries and it can be social media interactions and actions to improve our communities, in the real world, off line!

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/27/jaron-lanier-tech-threat-humanity-twitter-social-media People survive by passing information between themselves,” Lanier, 61, told the Guardian in an interview. “We’re putting that fundamental quality of humanness through a process with an inherent incentive for corruption and degradation. The fundamental drama of this period is whether we can figure out how to survive properly with those elements or not.” … More TheVoiceOfJoyce An unregulated internet gives a vice to foreign disrupters, culture wars, disinformation, violence and misinformation. Based on the algorithms used our behavior is modified and hive thinking occurs. Many remain linked in their own silos, not necessarily of their own choosing. The internet, the algorithms are not neutral, people can be gradually radicalized. Foreign actors and bots are difficult to detect. Our data is sold to third parties and their unaccountable. At the very least, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act must change to reflect the Social Media Platforms evolution. No longer is the internet merely a free exchange of ideas between friends and communities. In many instances our behavior is manipulated and an algorithm decides who hires us, who gives us insurance and determines, based on our online behavior, if we’re worthy of that mortgage or job? Do you want mathematics to determine or limit, your life choices? How will we move from silos, to cooperation with others to solve real life problems? Like relationships? Climate Adaptation? Maintenance and participation in our Democracy? As people we need balance in our lives. It can be work life boundaries and it can be social media interactions and actions to improve our communities, in the real world, off line!

TheVoiceOfJoyce After COP27, the World is faced with a warming Arctic and Antarctica. They’re melting at an alarming rate and several , untested, proposals have been made. Only one, tackling the Arctic warming problem, appears to be viable without unintended consequences. That’s cloud brightening. If the predictions are correct, we’ve got 7 years to solve our problems, before Global temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius.

The proposed project also assumes International cooperation? Another stumbling block. Nations, individually, haven’t developed plans to limit emissions or fossil fuel usage. Why isn’t survival on everyone’s mind? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/27/melting-point-could-cloud-brightening-slow-the-thawing-of-the-arctic Given that it seems to take about seven years to get planning permission for a loft conversion, this seems to me like an astonishingly optimistic timescale. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After COP27, the World is faced with a warming Arctic and Antarctica. They’re melting at an alarming rate and several , untested, proposals have been made. Only one, tackling the Arctic warming problem, appears to be viable without unintended consequences. That’s cloud brightening. If the predictions are correct, we’ve got 7 years to solve our problems, before Global temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius.

TheVoiceOfJoyce If we want competition, the Government has to enforce anti trust Legislation and stop allowing mergers. To protect us, the government workforce must be expanded to enforce anti trust Laws. Unaccountable Business is hurting Americans. There is no data on Corporate 1000 following ESG’s! ( Definition: Stewards of the Environment, Contributing to their community, creating Corporate Governance giving stakeholders a say in the working of the Corporation)

Big business loves consolidation of their Power. They are not benevolent. They’re avaricious and exist to raise profits and market share. By allowing mergers and one, two or 3 dominant players in every industry, we created greedy companies, oblivious to the needs of their customers and the root cause of our current Inflationary spiral. We … More TheVoiceOfJoyce If we want competition, the Government has to enforce anti trust Legislation and stop allowing mergers. To protect us, the government workforce must be expanded to enforce anti trust Laws. Unaccountable Business is hurting Americans. There is no data on Corporate 1000 following ESG’s! ( Definition: Stewards of the Environment, Contributing to their community, creating Corporate Governance giving stakeholders a say in the working of the Corporation)

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Fight for $15. It’s an ongoing fight for a $15 hourly wage minimum.

Only 12 States have implemented the $15 min wage. It never passed Congress. Guess, a living wage is inflationary, while making $31 million is good for Business? It’s time the USA got its priorities right. There is no commerce without Labor. Wages that don’t keep pace with Inflation are not enough. Unite and demand more … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Fight for $15. It’s an ongoing fight for a $15 hourly wage minimum.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Another mass shooting in America, this time it’s a Walmart store. There’s lots of Legislative decisions Congress can make to make our lives safer. Extensive background checks, physical and psychological evaluations, Red Flag Laws, automated data base for gun owners ( If you drive a car, boat or plane, we’re registered and carry liability insurance) and ban the sale of automatic weapons and large magazines. Automatic weapons used in mass shootings are used to fight wars. Why should Americans fear for their lives? Why should we be the only Nation with 45, 000 lives lost to gun violence?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/23/multiple-deaths-after-shooting-at-walmart-in-chesapeake-virginia Tuesday night’s shooting in Chesapeake also brought back memories of another at a Walmart store in 2019, when a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire at a store in El Paso and killed 22. A database run by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University that tracks every mass killing in America … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Another mass shooting in America, this time it’s a Walmart store. There’s lots of Legislative decisions Congress can make to make our lives safer. Extensive background checks, physical and psychological evaluations, Red Flag Laws, automated data base for gun owners ( If you drive a car, boat or plane, we’re registered and carry liability insurance) and ban the sale of automatic weapons and large magazines. Automatic weapons used in mass shootings are used to fight wars. Why should Americans fear for their lives? Why should we be the only Nation with 45, 000 lives lost to gun violence?

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce What will Countries do to alleviate Climate Warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius?

COP27 was a failure of Leadership and open collaboration among nations. A major plan to phase out Fossil Fuels never materialized. In America, we provide over a Trillion Dollars in Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel industry and increased their development rights. When do these taxpayer handouts end? When do we make reclaiming our water resources … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce What will Countries do to alleviate Climate Warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius?