AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Assisted Living & rehabilitation centers require a standard of care that prevents abuse of the elderly. For profit institutions remain understaffed and because of their low wages it is difficult to attract more employees . A major commitment by both houses of Congress is needed to help all citizens obtain proper care. When treating patients or working with the homeless or the incarcerated, for profit doesn’t work.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/health/assisted-living-staffing.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There are dire consequences to air pollution. New Delhi has the worst pollution on the Planet. New York has some of the least polluted days @38 Parts per Million. We work to clean our air, we’ll improve people’s health and put many people in constructive good paying jobs. We’ll also be mitigating Carbon Emissions.

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

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The People won. We don’t need a luxury building that will be mostly unoccupied except for the top 4 floors. Now , we’ll have a building that is not an eyesore. Also, our comptroller has said we have 1000 public lots for affordable housing, why aren’t we building on them for for the homeless & low income workers. Win win for the city!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/nyregion/upper-west-side-condo-zoning.amp.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Mr Falk in the Bay Area saw progress, in building affordable housing for the employed. Homelessness has grown in cities , because housing is unaffordable leading to higher costs in travel time , Carbon Emissions and poverty. If we build for poorer working families, we’ll cure our homeless problems and thrive without added pollution

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/business/economy/housing-crisis-conor-dougherty-golden-gates.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Education of self as part of the Larger Community forms stronger emotional bonds & a stronger emotionally secure individual. A person who is able to respect & love his or herself, can than care or love others. In Judaism it’s the equivalent of “love thy self, so you can love others and be able to love and help others. It is living “Torah “ in everyday life. It’s Foundation, leads to “love thy neighbor, as you would yourself.” Teaching inner strength and then connection to others , allows us all to thrive .

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/opinion/scandinavia-education.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce January the hottest in 140 + years. When will we innovate for a changing lifestyle. BlackRock, Banks & Insurers starting to divest from Fossil Fuel Industry. They call it a dying industry. Why don’t the big 10 producers use their $Trillions for alternative fuel development?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/13/january-hottest-earth-record-climate-crisis

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The horror stories of drug pricing continues, yet our Legislators never find the time to pass decent Laws to help “We the People “. Politics as a “blood” sport doesn’t make our lives better. Stop profits over People. There is no inflation, why do drug prices increase? Also, stop TV advertising & reduce costs of drugs.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/americans-bankruptcy-pay-medications-pharmaceutical-industry

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Don’t let Community News die. “We the People” should feel connected and have a printed free press representing our lives. It’s good for Democracy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/business/media/mcclatchy-bankruptcy.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Think Trump, think pollution,pollutants & the end of Conservation as our Federal lands are leased cheaply to the Fossil Fuel industry. Pristine landscapes that capture our enthusiasm for the outdoors, destined for mining & not the recreation we all crave and enjoy. What happened to our equal rights & opportunity for happiness?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/trumps-legacy-drilled-public-lands-and-the-resulting-carbon-emissions

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Epi #15 United States of Inequality. Subscription link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gV7AqKQhy1XM6JQK16l3whttps://youtu.be/LY1_yjsFHfE

Dear Followers After this tumultuous week, I thought I’d recap what the World says about us and our common enemy, Climate catastrophes; Fire, pollution, pollutants, poor health , rising sea levels all correlate with Carbon Emission policy. The more Carbon in our atmosphere, the more catastrophic the weather events. There’s a direct correlation between Carbon … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Epi #15 United States of Inequality. Subscription link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gV7AqKQhy1XM6JQK16l3whttps://youtu.be/LY1_yjsFHfE