http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/sep/30/russia-ukraine-war-live-news-biden-and-zelenskiy-reject-expected-annexations-ahead-of-putin-speech Putin is due to sign into law the annexations of four Ukrainian regions – Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk – in a signing ceremony in Moscow this afternoon. Last Updated: 07:13 Friday, 30 September 2022 23m ago Luke Harding At the same time Putin was due to announce the annexation of Ukrainian territory, his … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Not since Hitler, has another country attempted to claim 15-18 % of another European nation by force. Putin prepares to annex 4 provinces in Ukraine today, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk. Russian Sam 300 missiles fired on a humanitarian corridor of cars, approaching a Russian checkpoint, murdering civilians outside Zaporizhzhia. This was a known established route for aide and relief, if Ukrainians were “willing” to become Russian citizens, why bomb this known convoy? Fierce fighting continues in the Luthansk region, in spite of the Referendums. Ukraine’s counteroffensive is not stopping, no matter what Putin declares. As predicted, Russia’s new recruits have been sent to the front lines and many are already in retreat and surrounded. The Ukrainians are not giving up territory and seek to turn Putin’s initial victory into defeat.
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/24/business/nonprofit-hospitals-poor-patients.html In February, Bob Ferguson, the state’s attorney general, accused Providence of violating state law, in part by using debt collectors to pursue more than 55,000 patient accounts. The suit alleged that Providence wrongly claimed those patients owed a total of more than $73 million. Providence, which is fighting the lawsuit, has said it will … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Is your Hospital a non profit? Don’t bet on it. Providence is a huge Hospital system, located primarily on the West coast and it has a nasty habit of taking Billions in taxpayer monies , in order to be tax exempt. However, as a modern Corporation, it doesn’t play by the rules and charges charity patients, even though those patients are entitled to free care. Patients are harassed at bedside. Hospital employees do the dirty work or lose pay. If pressure doesn’t succeed and a Medicaid patient walks out without paying, then, debt collectors pursue patients relentlessly, destroying patients credit. Meanwhile, the Providence system’s, CEO , made $10 million last year and their endowment is traded on the exchange. That’s the Big Businesses model today, lawless with no enforcement of Rules and regulations. Where are our State and Federal congressional representatives to protect us? Are they soliciting Providence corporate and money to stay in power? They say, Senator Warnock, of Georgia, , can’t be trusted, because he’s a Pastor, better that , then a full time politician on the dole! How is your local hospital treating you? Is it a non profit? There’s a form to fill out if you think you’ve been charged by your hospital erroneously.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/sep/23/ukraine-war-latest-news-referendums-to-start-in-occupied-regions-zelenskiy-urges-russian-protests Wang was cited by Chinese state media as saying that all efforts conducive to peaceful settlement of the Ukraine crisis must be supported. The meeting took place as voting in “referendums” began in the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine – Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces. Wang told Kuleba that the “sovereignty and territorial integrity … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Will anyone think the Referendums taking place in Luthansk, Donetsk, Kherson & Zaporizhzhia are Legitimate? What about the 900,000-1.6 million deported to Russia? Sham Referendums to secure an increase in Russian military aid, can’t work? Will the people have a free choice? Not likely. Already, 6700 people have left Russia for the West. More are fleeing from Russia to escape the draft. Protesters are being rounded up to serve in the Russian army. The Ukrainian counteroffensive can’t stop and must push forward, even while Referendums are held. Retaking Russian controlled territory is a military imperative. Meanwhile, in a sign of goodwill, the Chinese representative to the UN is offering to help broker Peace with Russia. Prisoner exchanges by Saudi Arabia included Roman Abramovich , Chelsea United’s owner. What happens after day 212?
http://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/sep/21/blackjewel-coalmine-workers-three-years-bankruptcy In July 2019, about 1,700 coalminers working for an affiliate of one of the largest coalmine operators in the US, Blackjewel, found their paychecks had bounced. Many were left with bank accounts in the negative while bills and late fees piled up. Blackjewel then filed for bankruptcy and abruptly shut down its mines in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Lawlessness in the Corporate world. This time Blackjewel coal mines has defaulted on wages owed coal miners. They were let go without notice, owed 2 weeks pay and received bounced checks. They took their case to the NLRB, received a $53 settlement last year and have yet to receive payment. Meanwhile, the mines in Virginia, WV, Wyoming and Kentucky are now owned by new operators and the CEO of Blackjewel is finishing a resort in West Virginia. Where is Justice for the Coal Miners? Why weren’t the mines decommissioned for renewable energy? Where is Corporate accountability? Whether it’s Blackjewel or Chipotle, employees are not being paid for work. Where is enforcement of Labor Laws, Litigation? Why should Corporate Power be above the Law?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/sep/19/russia-ukraine-war-live-updates-ukrainian-military-says-russian-attacks-repelled-in-kharkiv-and-kherson Russian troops struck the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in Ukraine’s southern Mykolaiv region early on Monday but its reactors have not been damaged and are working normally, Ukraine’s state nuclear company Energoatom said. A blast took place 300 metres away from the reactors and damaged power plant buildings shortly after midnight, Energoatom said in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Day 208 , the War in Ukraine continues. Counteroffensive effective. Russian war crimes are documented by the independent press witnessing Russian atrocities uncovered. Donetsk is under bombardment and the RussianMayor is not surrendering. To the south, a Nuclear power plant has been bombed. The reactors are fine and running, the hydroelectric plant and it’s transmission lines are damaged. Next moves? Zelensky is the only head of State, allowed a remote visual presentation. All other speakers at the UN must be personally present to address the General Assembly. It’s important that all Nations know Ukrainian importance to Russia. The Ukrainian people are nothing, providers of grain, meant for starvation. That’s what happened under Stalin in 1932. Today, it’s evident Putin has expanded his claim , not voiced, of superiority. He invaded Ukraine, unlawfully in February, 2022. He held 20 million tons of grains hostage till last month and watch as Ukrainians died and the World suffered from famine and inflation. He doesn’t care what happens to others. Ukraine, Asia, the Global South are unseen! Will the UN intervene to stop this humanitarian crisis?
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to blame for depression among students? https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/mind-and-spirit/article-717454?utm_source=jpost.app.apple&utm_medium=share “Lastly, we find that, after the introduction of Facebook, students were more likely to report experiencing impairments to academic performance resulting from poor mental health. Additional evidence on mechanisms suggests that the results are due to Facebook fostering unfavorable social comparisons.” THE STUDY combined … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a rare experiment Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University, work with MIT School of Business & Bocconi Institute in Milan, Italy to determine the effect of Facebook on College Students mental health. The study focused on the first two years of Facebook, (2004-2006), allowing them to have a scientific methodology. Some Universities didn’t have Facebook on their campuses. It was determined that in those Universities where Facebook was allowed, students suffered from anxiety and depression. They compared themselves to peers and had a negative impression of others behavior. Over the past 15yrs, the mental health of adolescents and teens have worsened. Through scientific analysis, it was determined there is a direct correlation between using Facebook and increased anxiety, depression and poor performance. Facebook fosters unfavorable social comparisons between peers. That was there conclusion. Knowing this and knowing that Facebook and other Social Media Platforms favor extremes, behavior, should there be regulation of Social Media content?