Wednesday, July 18, 2018
There is that point in life to not live a confined life
because you will just look back at your life to see all you have
missed! The light comes on for you eventually to realize
people are having fun all but you!
What a relief to be able to say openly that it happened and I hope more
people do feel free. Take in that lover of your life because life is short!
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
I am a lover so in the point of me burning catnip here and there.
I was wondering what if the Gypsy lady I love at the time did have
Catnip in her pocket? Oh yes, oh please but it's more than that!
(Humanism, metaphysics, quantum entanglement I don't know!)
"Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies
see each other."
"Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we
need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meetings are waiting for us,
but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate,
though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life,
then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction."
So for me I don't know but I see it enough to take it as it is. Life is strange so....
I was at the store once and as I came around the aisle there was a lady
with wide eyes laughing at me. She just opened a bag of catnip before I came
around the corner!
VooDoo Woman? What ever it is the intent should be pure about love.
Things that take you higher on a different plane.
Love is for the better of the good and the catnip does what it does so well! So...
If it helps keep the catnip in your pocket? I'm by your side!
"Attracted to you like a Cat to CATNIP."
It's about that love and Belongingness!
~~~~~The Longest Full ‘Blood Moon’ Of The Century Is Happening This Month
On July 27, lucky stargazers will see the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century also known as a blood moon. The nearly two-hour total eclipse will be visible to people in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to NASA.
~~~~~Magickal Uses of Catnip
In Voodoo- CATNIP LEAVES are used by many folks for Luck in Love Affairs. CATNIP is called a Woman’s Love Herb because it is said to make women enticing and charming to thus to make men ready and increase their nature – and for this reason, we hear that women use it to aid in bringing about relations. If you carry CATNIP in a flannel bag, the man you want will be attracted to you like a Cat to CATNIP. They also say that you can use it in an herbal bath, sprinkle it at the 4 corners of the bed, or burn it with incense to attract a new lover. Another way we have heard to employ it is to soak CATNIP LEAVES in whiskey and sprinkle the liquid on your doorstep for 21 days, starting on the full moon!
Remember that concentrating on your intentions when crafting magickal items imbues that piece with the magick. Catnip is also used in love spells, often as an ingredient in mojo bags or candle magick. Just as the cat finds this herb intoxicating and irresistible, so will the one you target in love magick, using catnip to draw them to you.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
When will there be time or money for a education to have better job skills?
As everything nothing stays the same! The job markets are looking to go higher.
But at the bottom High schools struggle with cuts to their funding.
But also is the deficient unsustainable living in towns shown by the masses
walking with no cars, all around bad quality of live. Make nothing, have nothing!
If you have nothing you can't get ahead as like getting the job skills it takes education
and so that cost money. As like getting good credit it takes money, you have to
buy something! And so many states are about neglect. Making it hard on the poor
without asking what will that do? Are the able to ask? Well I mean you will have to
think sometime. What is all of those people going to do to the labor force.
Why disable the labor force with people with no cars walking to work.
How are they to get the job skills?
Trump is making things bad for us and all. States are feelling free to be fascist
toward their own people. Neglect, where is the welfare of the people?
It's in the pockets of the stock investors corporations going up only
to be pulled down by the poor that can't afford their job skills.
If you have nothing you have nothing! Don't expect anything!
If the workers can't take care of themselves from neglect then how
are they to take care of the workplace?
~~~~~The Skills Gap is Costing Companies Nearly $1 Million Annually, According to New CareerBuilder Survey. "Workers say they are lagging behind. Those doing the hiring are not the only ones noticing the issue. 1 in 5 workers (20 percent) say their professional skills are not up to date. Fifty-seven percent of workers reported that they want to learn a new skillset to land a better-paying, more fulfilling job, but half of them said they can't afford to do so."
~~~~~House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the current four-year college system leads to "mountains of debt" and not enough of the technical skills needed in today's workforce."
But as you know you get what you pay for. What do you expect from a brain surgeon
that got his Medical degree, Neurosurgery residency and so from a JR college?
What will that DR do to the job market for his profession? Like not joining a union
you get the lowest pay you can with no one seeing you get better so you get worst!
And so the worst is quicksand bringing others down also!
~~~~~Why Corporate America is recruiting high schoolers
Since 2011, more than 400 companies have partnered with 79 public high schools across the country to offer a six-year program called P-Tech. Students can enroll for grades 9 to 14 and earn both a high school and an associate's degree in a science, tech, engineering or math related field.
The companies offer input on the curriculum, bring students on site, pair them with employee mentors, and offer paid internships, or some combination of the above.
"There's a war for talent across all our competitors. We know we're going to need a lot of different pathways to bring talent in," said Jennifer Ryan Crozier, president of the IBM Foundation.
IBM was the first to try out the P-Tech model, working with a high school in Brooklyn and the City University of New York.
Since then, energy companies National Grid and Con Edison have partnered with another school in New York City, as has Montefiore Medical Center. Both Motorola and Verizon work with schools in Chicago and Dow Chemical will start working with a new program in Louisiana in the fall — to name a few.
Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Colorado, and Texas also have P-Tech schools, and state funding has been set aside to open some in California in 2019.
P-tech schools are a modern version of what were once commonly known as vocational schools. But unlike those of the past, which sometimes became a "dumping ground for less-academic kids," newer career and technical programs are careful not to close off a pathway to college, said Brian Jacob, a professor of education policy and economics at the University of Michigan.
Instead, they aim to prepare students for both a career and higher education.
In fact, a majority of P-Tech's early graduates have chosen to pursue a bachelor's degree rather than jump immediately into the workforce.
Employers know they are playing the long game.
"This is about preparing the next generation of the workforce," Crozier said. "It's not a short-term fix for roles we have open today," she said.
Noting vocational schools. But unlike those of the past, which sometimes became a "dumping ground for less-academic kids," was because many small towns had no foundation for learning and school finding was cut more. The kids would of been better with education but was deprived!
It's not that they are stupid it's that they could never afford their education in the
first place. Everything was low so low is what they got! So many kids went into vocational schools to pick up on what they missed because their school didn't cover what they needed for college. There is the bottom also of their parents not being able to read and or just having the time for their kid. Many in small towns can not afford preschool, daycare where kids have the resources to learn to read so they come into school ready! If you don't then you are behind!
Or like a Abandoned child syndrome or like Asperger Syndrome type of lifestyle,
resulting from their parents working all night, sleeping all day.
From the neglect of no time or just being broke with no security!
Well it's true and all of those things do need to be looked at when
you get pushing for more job skills in people. Are they able to?
What needs to be fixed? The point is to think! Rise the pay make a foundation!
There has been a issue Walmart spying on their workers, shoppers and shoplifters.
Mostly from their data centers. Walmart Area 71 and their data center in
northern Colorado Springs. It's known about Walmart's face recognition.
Body movement alert recognition parking lot, etc and more than I know!
But what is known is shown by what others know and from relating to
"If several items are taken from a cologne display, the smart display system triggers a flag that immediately sends a preventative message via email or text to a loss prevention person in the store who may be able to stop theives before they leave the store,"
Shopping is not the way it used to be. Many stores I am sure have the same
technology. But for the workers it's bad to have big brother watching you.
And for the shoppers to be recognized and for the shoplifters to be known,
is a bugger when you think about it.
When I shop at Walmart I was aware of the shoplifter spying on Walmart does.
There was a few times I acted like I was shoplifting something like putting
my hands in the shelf like I was doing something. Knowing it would set
a red flag at a data center somewhere! And or wave at the cameras sometimes!
Walmart will do what it wants in that so it was best to let them I knew.
I would like to see more people doing it like to say we know what you are doing
where not going to take it!
Are you ready for this?!
~~~~~Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers
Checkout counter sensors, if implemented, could let chain monitor customer interactions and track employee performance.
Walmart has patented surveillance technology that would allow it to spy on employees’ conversations with customers and use the audio to measure workplace performance.
The patent for “sound sensors” that could be installed at checkout is the latest example of controversial workplace surveillance technology and automated systems that purport to quantify and increase employees’ productivity. The filing comes at a time in which the US retail giant is facing growing competition from Amazon, which completed a $14bn acquisition of Whole Foods last year.
The patent filed this week described a system of sensors “distributed throughout at least a portion of a shopping facility”. Audio of both workers and customers could potentially be used to determine “if employees are performing their jobs efficiently and correctly” and aid in increased “cost savings” and “guest satisfaction”, the document said.
Walmart said in a statement that the patent is a “concept that would help us gather metrics and improve the checkout process by listening to sounds produced by the bags, carts and cash registers and not intended for any other use”, adding: “We file patents frequently but that doesn’t mean the patents will actually be implemented. We’re always thinking about new concepts and ways that will help us further enhance how we serve customers.”
The system, the filing said, could record “beeps” on the scanner to measure the number of items purchased; the “rustling of bags” to determine the number used; the sounds of “guests talking while waiting in line” to measure the length of the wait; and the “audio of conversations between guests and an employee” to gauge whether workers were greeting guests.
In recent years, there have been escalating concerns about employers monitoring workers, with critics questioning the effectiveness of this technology. Some research has suggested that excessive monitoring could lead to decreased efficiency, as BuzzFeed reported.
There have also been growing criticisms about the surveillance leading to potential privacy and labor rights’ violations. Walmart has long faced criticisms over its treatment of employees, including complaints about wages, working conditions, anti-union tactics and discrimination.
~~~~~Walmart’s Use of Sci-fi Tech To Spot Shoplifters Raises Privacy Questions
In the old days, when a store caught someone stealing, a detective would march the thief to a backroom and take his picture with a Polaroid camera. The photo would be added to the retailer’s in-house rogues gallery to help store security keep an eye out for bad guys.
But earlier this year, Walmart (WMT) showed how times have changed. It tested a system that scanned the face of everyone entering several of its stores, identified suspected shoplifters, and instantly alerted store security on their mobile devices.
The potential of such facial recognition technology has been discussed for years. But now some stores are actually using it.
Walmart’s experiment, which it ended after several months, highlights the powerful high-tech tools available to retailers to reduce theft. However, it also raises questions about whether stores should have to follow rules when using the technology to protect shoppers’ privacy.
“Put a grid on their face”
Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst, a Southern California company that sells a facial recognition system to retailers, promises to “transform security at every store.” He says FaceFirst software is being used by several Fortune 500 retailers, which he declined to name because on non-disclosure agreements.
“The system is smart enough to notify a loss prevention associate on their iPhone within seven seconds,” says Rosenkrantz,
The automated notifications can include a profile of the suspect, as well as a “corporate directive” of how to respond. All store security has to do is scout the aisles to find the person in question and confront them.
Retailers using FaceFirst do not, however, save a photo record of everyone coming in the store. Instead, the software is set to find matches against an existing gallery of alleged offenders. Images of innocent shoppers are discarded. Stores only retain photos of suspects (or people who resemble them) who security staff have previously flagged.
“We give them a mobile app,” says Rosenkrantz. “It makes it so they can zap someone’s face. It puts a grid on their face [for future identification]”
Images from FaceFirst’s marketing material show how this might work in practice. Here is a screenshot from its brochure for retailers (the company also sells software to law enforcement and the military):
Screenshot of FaceFirst brochure
Here is another image from the same brochure, which depicts how the technology can match an image of someone who enters a store against the store’s database, and then transmit the relevant information to a computer or phone:
So who is actually using FaceFirst? The topic is a sensitive one and retailers are skittish about discussing it.
A handful of national retailers contacted by Fortune revealed little: Home Depot says it does not use face scanning software. Walgreens says it has no contract with FaceFirst, and added it does not discuss specific security measures. Target, meanwhile, would not confirm or deny if the company uses the software.
The only company that acknowledged using the software was Walmart. According to a spokesperson, the retailer tested facial recognition software in stores across several states for several months, but then discontinued the practice earlier this year.
“We were looking for a concrete business rationale … It didn’t have the ROI,” or return on investment, the spokesperson says.
The explanation suggests that any savings Walmart had by reducing shoplifting failed to offset the cost of deploying and using the technology. The company declined to discuss any specifics about how many suspected shoplifters it identified or describe the accuracy of the software.
Biometrics and who owns your face
Facial recognition software is hardly new. Casinos have used it for years as has the military and law enforcement, but it has remained controversial A program giving facial recognition-equipped iPads and smartphones to all San Diego police officers is under scrutiny, in part due to a New York Times report that suggested police may be forcing innocent people to be scanned.
Meanwhile, tech giants like Facebook (FB) and Google are becoming increasingly accurate at automatic face “tagging.” Their computers learn to recognize individuals based on certain features in their face by creating a “faceprint.” The services can then prompt users to identify people in social media photos. In some cases like Facebook’s “Moments”, they simply add names to faces automatically.
However, not everyone is comfortable with companies using their face like this. In Illinois, consumers have filed class action suits against Facebook and photo-service Shutterfly for violating a state law related to biometrics. In European countries and Canada, meanwhile, automated photo tagging features are unavailable because regulators are uneasy about their privacy implications.
Such controversies over facial recognition could become more common. The reason is that the technology has improved significantly in recent years, leading more companies to adopt it for consumer purposes. Although the technology is most commonly used by retailers for detecting shoplifters, some stores are exploring whether facial recognition could serve as a way to identify and reward loyal customers. Indeed, a site called “Facedeals” invites people to submit a scan of their face in return for discounts from local businesses.
Despite the marketing, however, the accuracy of facial recognition in retail stores is unclear. While Rosenkrantz, of FaceFirst, says his company’s software is accurate in the 98% to 100% range, others are skeptical. A source familiar with experiments by major retailers and unaffiliated with FaceFirst says that companies have concluded that facial recognition is “not ready for prime time.”
This may because computer computers can have trouble recognizing faces when shadows obscure them or when people wear hats or glasses. The success rate also depends on having good quality photos of suspects to compare to. In the case of retailers, FaceFirst offers to help its clients build an initial database of suspects based on a store’s existing photo records (including Polaroids).
Whatever the state of the technology, however, U.S. retailers are likely to continue their experiments, especially as there are few laws that prevent them from doing so.
“The whole issue of facial recognition and biometrics has been discussed for a while, and there’s no consensus of how the privacy structure should work,” says Jeffrey Neuburger, a lawyer who heads the privacy and data security group at Proskauer in New York.
He explained that the debate turns on whether companies must notify shoppers that they are using the technology, or offer opt-out options. However, an initiative to create rules fell apart last summer when nine privacy groups quit a Commerce Department working group, saying industry would not agree to even basic boundaries on facial recognition. Since then, civil liberties groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation continue to decry the lack of oversight.
A spokesperson for the the Commerce Department group that is overseeing the policy process said in a statement: “While NTIA is disappointed that some stakeholders chose to stop participating in this effort aimed at developing a privacy code of conduct related to commercial uses of facial recognition technology, other stakeholders told NTIA that they want to continue to make progress on this issue and so the process is moving forward. In response, NTIA held a meeting on July 28, and we expect to convene another meeting in December or early January.”
As for Wal-Mart, the company declined to comment on the privacy implications of the technology.
The upshot is that, for now, companies have more or less free rein to operate as they wish in the U.S. when it comes to using facial recognition tools. The only exceptions are Illinois and Texas, where state laws limit collection of biometric data. California, which is typically active on consumer privacy issues, is considering a bill that would prevent online vendors from collecting students’ biometric information, but does not have more wide-ranging laws.
As for the federal government, Neuburger says the Federal Trade Commission could conceivably try to regulate the industry under its unfair trade practice authority, but that the agency is not able to create news laws on its own. Meanwhile, he says Congress is unlikely to pass sweeping laws about privacy and facial recognition anytime soon.
“I don’t think people are fully aware of it,” Neuburger says. “People see tagging in Facebook and Shutterfly. But I don’t think they’re fully aware that when they walk into a retailer, their face might be scanned and added to a database.”
~~~~~Former Wal-Mart Worker Blows Whistle on Company Surveillance Operation, Spying of Critics
A former worker at Wal-Mart is claiming the retail giant is running a sophisticated surveillance operation that targets employees, journalists, stockholders and critics. The worker, Bruce Gabbard, says the retail giant spied on employees, journalists, stockholders and critics of the company. We speak with the Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]
Info on Walmarts data centers.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Why would people like to loose 45 years of rights Roe v. Wade because a few
ignorant people wanting to be codependent with hardships discriminating others
because it's their rights but not others rights.
Why cut off your legs to save your toe without asking why it was like that
in the first place? Like it happens out of the blue for no reason.
Well I would like to know so I don't have to cut off my legs.
Unless you like cutting off your legs enjoying your misery too much that people
do but they expect you to do the same. Like the one legged wolf caught in a trap!
You don't need those rights you can do without just like we do!
In that thinking never ends well as you live like a small town so you will have nothing
like they have nothing! So small and extinct you will be not sustainable, going
backwards as you can't go forward by taking away the steps.
Steps like rights, higher wages, things that bring you up.
There is always a time to be brought up and you can't if you take it
away from yourself and others.
Over some small group of religious groups and communities that can't even follow
their own rules. Render to Caesar but has a tax exemption. If they can't follow
their own rules then how are you to follow them. Yet have them make laws for you
to cater to the few? It's like having people like this making rules for you!
Keep your Church out of Business! Really there is a Separation of Church and state.
The Treaty of Tripoli Noting the value of America from 1797!
Businesses are not a church they are a business that makes money and not a
market in the church pushing for that cleansing of the temple when things get
to stupid that time comes. A Church should stay in the Church you are to deside
partly because you are not god and so why should you make decisions for him?
Trump’s Nominee To The Supreme Court will not be liked by all the people
that do not want their rights taken away from them.
So I do see a massive protest to say so!
~~~~~He also dissented with the majority in Priests for Life v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, arguing that the Obama administration had imposed a “substantial burden” on the rights of religious groups by requiring them to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.
A former law clerk for Kavanaugh who now works for the anti-abortion legal group Thomas More Society wrote in an op-ed that Kavanaugh is the strongest possible choice for a president who hopes to overturn Roe.
Kavanaugh ‘Has Written Almost Entirely In Favor Of Big Businesses’
Kavanaugh’s hundreds of opinions in his 12 years on the appeals court have been reliably conservative.
Kavanaugh “has written almost entirely in favor of big businesses, employers in employment disputes, and against defendants in criminal cases,” noted Adam Feldman, a lawyer who publishes the Supreme Court analysis blog Empirical SCOTUS.
Kavanaugh was also a consistently vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s environmental protection rules. But two of his opinions upheld Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. However, he did later rule in support of religious organizations in a separate case against the ACA.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Such a good point in life how to do better, a point to grow!
And so to think about those things that have more meaning in your life.
Not to wonder aimlessly, "It's a rare, rare, rare thing!" Something my
old lady has been saying a lot lately. She also keeps seeing the clock and it
happens to be on 4:44! I have a recurring number 48 for me.
I have a few red strings of fate with people also. My old lady is connected to me.
Walking to my car once I tripped and when I did she did also like my string
pulled on her. She worked in the town my other red string connections also
worked in or was at, so in reality I have to note it's worth.
But on the part of taking Psychedelics you need to be thinking about it
to learn about it. Whats the value of it.. At least think about it, just think!
~~~~~Police: Pair high on bath salts fired gun at fireflies, mistaking them for alien lasers. Suspected bath salts, green lasers, and fireflies -- State Police say they're all part of this story that put two people in jail.
Troopers say 30-year-old Jesse Shields and 22-year-old Katherine McCloskey were high on suspected bath salts during a bizarre chain of events early Saturday morning. According to investigators, the pair from Clinton County had a "bad trip" and thought that fireflies were green lasers coming from aliens who were after them.
State Police say Shields fired his revolver in the air to scare away the lasers and then ran to a nearby home on Long Run Road in Lamar Township, where he asked the homeowner to call the cops because something was chasing them.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmate or a destined flame.
Noting the "regardless of place, time" part. If it was in the past it is.
And so if it is a coincidence over, and over, and over again it's not a
coincidence. If it was it still is, as it's still there being is!
True! The String Theory short film points to that also in strange ways
to me, being the Ramen on the film. The year it was made etc.
A good point I had nothing to do with. It's there accept it!
It's a Galaxy thing again!