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 People are excluded from most jobs. There’s discrimination by age, sex, race. Then daunting credentials for professionals who know the work and should be employed. Once employed the pay is too low and drives people into homelessness & Diseases of Despair. Fix Low wages and more people will benefit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/15/powell-labor-force/

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 Reading is an important foundation for kids. How well they read and understand language, makes them more expressive and better communicators when they’re older. Able to make bonding relationships with others. Able to form helping Communities. To thrive, we all need a strong reading and understanding background. Enjoy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/us/reading-phonics.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 Cross state pollution from ozone & particles cause premature deaths of children in the Northeast. The largest concentration of pollutants comes from the Northern Plains & Upper Midwest . Prevailing winds carry the pollution East. Just like in the dust bowl, the Black clouds swept across America. It’s another problem to concern us, if we want a healthier happier life! States with the largest polluters have the least # of deaths, since winds travels East.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/climate/air-pollution-health.html

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 Roger Stone convicted in Jury Trial: Sentencing delayed, could have gotten min 20 -50 yrs, given 9 yrs for lying to Congress & witness tampering. The lead prosecutors resigned, as Barr & Trump seek to overturn sentencing. When does Trump’s Obstruction of Justice end?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/roger-stone-jury-weighs-evidence-and-a-defense-move-to-make-case-about-mueller/2019/11/15/554fff5a-06ff-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Australian government targets vulnerable and the sick. Draconian, could this happen here? Be aware and seek an advocate. Many pensioners filed a Class Action Suit against these abuses.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/10/disability-pensioners-were-increasingly-drawn-into-robodebt-while-scheme-was-under-scrutiny

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Planting a Trillion trees is an interesting , impractical idea. In European’s forests, they’re not sure what trees to plant, do they need controlled burns? They’re debating the devastation that awaits and trying to clear the forest floor. Change in farming patterns and the spread of fires are contributing to more forest burn. There is no easy solutions for Europe

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/05/climate/forests-europe-climate-changed.html