TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s great the Fed can recover Ransom paid in Bitcoin from Russian hackers , called the DarkSide. However, if dedicated IT were monitoring critical infrastructure, we wouldn’t be vulnerable. If the architects of the Internet had placed early warning signs onNetworks, ransom would be deterred. We need a “belt & suspenders “ approach to protecting critical infrastructure!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/06/07/colonial-pipeline-ransomware-payment-recovered/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Germany is serious about their insistence on Masks & Social Distancing when out or taking Public Transportation. Fines can reach $10,000 if you fail to wear a mask.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/germans-could-be-fined-up-to-10000-for-not-wearing-face-masks-coronavirus

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Pollution and fine particles that accumulate in the Lungs cause respiratory infection & lung cancer. These particles are now making our response to Covid 19 worse. This is not the time to deregulate Air Quality Standards. Why is this administration continuing to decrease our air and water quality? Do no harm!!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/20/air-pollution-may-be-key-contributor-to-covid-19-deaths-study

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Education is a measurement of our Country’s ability to change & share resources for everyone’s benefit, poor & wealthy alike. Illinois has a great method of displaying distribution & allocation of funds. On the ground, in most States, there should be a recognition that poorer communities need more resources & better staff. Report allocation of funds & begin programs to educate all kids equally

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/opinion/school-district-funding-data.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There goes our food supply. Oysters aren’t doing well either. Renewables & pollution regulation will lift millions out of poverty and suffering . Added benefit, GDP increases at least 4%.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/28/crabs-shells-dissolve-acidity-pacific-ocean

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Powerful Coal & mining Lobbyists dictate Conservative policy in Australia. 12 million acres burned, farmlands included, people died and there is no end to summer season . The weather brings on more intense heat , fires & fire tornadoes. No rain. What happens in Australia doesn’t stay there, the People in New Zealand can’t breathe the pollutants either! How much land mass & lives must be lost before we change policies?

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/world/australia/fires.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 95 Rules that protect us from toxic waste, air & water pollution have been or are in the process of being rolled back. Many have been challenged in Court. When it comes to health, we can’t be too vigorous in standing up for justice. SaveOurLives! It’s good for us & the Planet.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Graph shows Cities with the most pollution. Bay Area ranks high as forest fires spread toxic fumes, New York has high levels of fine particles Making it dissicult to breathe,New Delhi worst. China’s Beijing improves ! Pollution carries health risks: COPD, asthma

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/02/climate/air-pollution-compare-ar-ul.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Since Fossil Fuels have imperiled many industries & comprised our food & water supplies and have created pulmonary problems for many, why can’t most Americans join in a Class Action Law suit against these Companies forcing them to seek renewable

Solutions http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/why-a-california-delicacy-wont-be-on-the-menu-this-thanksgiving

America Speaks TheVoiceOfJoyce #The US is the 2 Nd largest emitter of Carbons. Cutting down the Alaskan rain forest is the same as cutting down the Amazon. Short term profits for Corporations & a quicker death for the rest of us. Carbon Emissions has increased in the last 2 years. Not good for Alaskans & not a good decision for the planet.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/12/alaska-tongass-national-forest-environmental-protections-climate-crisis