Saturday, June 30, 2018

Terence McKenna Lizard Land and the Alien tuning fork

As should be the point of taking DMT to be better to get to a higher plane. 
Not a lower plane, you need to go higher in life.

"The emanation is conceived, according to esoteric teachings, to have originated, at the dawn of the universe's manifestation, in The Supreme Being who sent out—from the unmanifested Absolute beyond comprehension—the dynamic force of creative energy, as sound-vibration ("the Word"), into the abyss of space. Alternatively, it states that this dynamic force is being sent forth, through the ages, framing all things that constitute and inhabit the universe."

And so is the point Terence McKenna is talking about. Finding your way back 
to the same place you found. Relating to destiny, soulmates connecting, way
out in the universe. If it happens again and again then it's meant to be, as you
would normally not find or have that connection pointing over and over with
such odds about it! That is the point of there is nothing like it in the galaxy.
As like the odds of two nukes turning into whale and the bowl of petunias,
by the odds of probability. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The Whale and the Bowl of Petunias.

Terence McKenna talked about his space heater making the buzzing noise
that set off his trip. This brings up the point of the Alien tuning fork part.
This points to a interest to me relating to what Terence McKenna said.
Interesting. This brings up the obvious about monks, shamans, medicine man
etc, a chant. A tuning fork to the universe!

Keep in mind about DMT's use. I do prefer that setting for it's use as
Psychedelic Treatment or have a tripping partner if trusted!
Are you ready for it? If there is issues you have just go to the 
Psychedelic Treatment with a professional.

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Farm Bill and Adults making children wages

There is a big issue with the farm bill in these days. The wages are too low 
people just can't get what they need. You should be able to just pull out your debt
card and buy what you need. Not have the cost going to the tax payers.

"People living in rural America which tends to steer conservative are actually 
more likely to use food stamps than those in cities."
Well towns are small for a reason. Make nothing, have nothing.
And so if you have nothing then you have nothing to buy anything with.
Making no sales in town keeps the town small as why make it they can't afford it.
Low pay, low town!

"To Democrats the anti hunger programs like food stamps is the heart of the 
social safety net."
Why is that? You need to ask why! It's to keep the people from starving and
accordingly stealing anything they can to survive. But everything goes down to
the labor force being in bad shape. Nothing but unhireable starving workers
will cost the corporations in not being able to find workers.

So really you can't run the government like a small town as it would have
nothing like they have nothing. Cutting food stamps would force out
the poor. Many poor would steal everything they can to survive.
Or just cutback all of their spending shutting down all of the businesses
as they stay home more often being broke, only to walk to a better foundation, 
the next city to make it only to pull them down with them with the same again.

Adults making children wages is not sustainable! You will just end up with 
minimum wage retirement also costing tax dollars and having a bad life!
Well how much do you put into your retirement after rent, car payment or
higher food cost being you walk all over the town with no car, offset by living
with no air conditioning because you can't afford to use it!

Why kill the Farm Bill as norm with nothing to replace it with!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pain Makes You A Better Person - Believe

There is the point of love in a spiritual side. To take away the pain that hurts.
As so love birds pull out their bad feathers to be better. Preening it's other.
Love goes higher to work together to rid insecurities bringing each other up.
Connecting as such is needed at a level of love where it's just natural 
or it's as meant to be by just the odds of it all more than luck it's clear to stay. 
Wait for that lover because there is nothing like it in the universe. You found it!

Vs rambling through a relationship just wasting time fighting it all.
Whats holding you back? A pain going in the dark knowing nothing 
of value grows in the dark. And so is the point to get out of that dark
and jump into the light. Learning the value of the pain you have and
so to get away from the dark getting into the love after love. 

Do you believe?

~~~~~10 Reasons Why Pain Makes You A Better Person
It is a fact of life that we will experience pain time and time again – pain changes people. It may take a while for the pain to leave your body and your heart or it may be engraved inside of you forever, but I realized that every time I experienced unbearable pain, I changed significantly – changed for the better. There is something about going through a lot of pain that makes you want to be a good human being. Here’s why pain can make you a better person:

1. It makes you compassionate. When you go through a lot of pain, you become more empathetic; you don’t want others to go through what you’ve been through and you don’t wish the pain you experienced upon anyone. It teaches you how to be kind and to never underestimate someone else’s pain just because you haven’t gone through it yourself.

2. It makes you wiser. The little things don’t bother you anymore, you don’t sweat the small stuff like you used to; you look at the bigger picture instead. Pain makes you look at life differently and it makes you understand the essence of life.

3. It makes you cherish your relationships. Pain makes you value your relationships more, you realize that you have people you can lean on in times of trouble and people who genuinely love you and are happy to support you. Pain makes you strengthen the bond between you and your closest friends and family.

4. It makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. After the storm has passed, pain makes you a lot stronger and better prepared to face difficult situations. Pain is sometimes the training you need to pass the tests of life.

5. It makes you re-evaluate your life. It makes you reconsider your career, your health, your finances and your relationships. It can help you go in another direction or find a meaningful purpose for your life. Pain makes you stop and question a lot of things and try to find answers and these answers can change your life.

6. It can be a major source of inspiration. Your pain can be your main inspiration for a new project, for a new charity, for a new community event and if you’re an artist, it will be the catalyst for the art you produce. Most masterpieces were painted by strokes of pain.

7. Your love becomes stronger. You love more deeply and you are more open to being vulnerable. Even though pain makes you stronger, it makes you softer too. It makes you want to give love and ease someone else’s pain. Your love becomes pure and more profound.

8. It makes you fight for happiness. When you’re in pain, you look for ways to feel better and ways to be happy. You do things you never thought you would just to put a smile on your face. It makes you active in the pursuit of happiness.

9. It makes you more spiritual. When you can’t understand why certain things happen to you, you tend to look for answers outside of yourself. You try to understand God and the universe. You try to comprehend the divine laws and you start to slowly believe that there must be a bigger reason for your pain – you become more in touch with your spirituality and you pay more attention to it.

10. Your scars make you beautiful. The scars no one can see, the scars that hold stories of pain and survival, the scars that show that you’ve fought for something or loved someone, the scars that indicate that you have been bruised but you’re still walking – your scars make you different, they make you a human being with imperfections and they make you special.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Love is Not Finite Simultaneously in Multiple States

There are strange points to quantum mechanics that points to life as
you don't know it but should!

Love is not finite like in the world of quantum mechanics.
Being in love with many loves gives sustainability because all becomes
stableAs the main point of a agreement for a relationship is to 
work on trust ending insecurities pulling all out of the dark. 
All relationships has reasons and so positive love is love!

Being monotheistic about love is just paranoid and is really not
natural to us. As in quantum mechanics, monotheism is not
in reality! 

~~~~~In fact, the wave function seems to describe bizarre situations, like physical systems existing simultaneously in multiple states, such as different positions or velocities. It gives very precise probabilities for the possible outcomes of laboratory experiments, but it defies an intuitive interpretation.

~~~~~Polyamory: Love is Not Finite
One of the most difficult parts of opening myself to non-monogamy and, really, to polyamory, has been letting go of the ideals of monogamy. Deeper than our drive to find ‘the one’ seems to run our drive to be ‘the one’. We seem to be socialised to want to be the still point of the turning world for our partner; and there’s definitely some truth in how that idea has made me feel for most of my life. I’ve always wanted to look at someone and feel that they love me uniquely and for me, and only me; that I am enough.

Of course, even in monogamy, no one person can completely fulfill another’s needs. Perhaps, if you are very lucky, they can do so sexually, but almost all of us need intimacy and closeness with other people. Be it friends, or family, or colleagues, we need to be able to call on a few people for conversation and friendship (even if it is only for something as simple as being able to discuss music our partner isn’t particularly interested in). There is richness in that kind of multiplicity. In fact, when I look at monogamous relationships that seem particularly co-dependent to the extent that they become exclusive – people who struggle to find time for other things because they are with their partners so much, or who spend all their free time waiting for their partners – it frightens me. The idea that you can find everything you need in one person has been so romanticised, yet in reality, it’s a scary prospect. But still we cling to this idea of love being one thing, and coming from one person; and the pictures that surround this ideal saturate our culture and our society.

I have, once or twice, asked someone to choose between me and someone else. It never turned out in my favour really, and even if it did I was left with the sting of resentment that I had even asked in the first place. In those situations the idea of non-monogamy didn’t even occur to me – we were all na├»ve once, weren’t we? – but even if it had, I have a feeling it wouldn’t have appealed much to my partners. Not that making judgements retrospectively does anyone much good.

But here’s the thing: on the other side of it, being asked to choose, or being put in a situation where I felt I should choose, the choice always struck me as being somewhat ridiculous. Because I’ve never loved one person in the same way that I’ve loved another. In fact, every time I have been in love, or even felt deep affection, it has been unique to each particular person. I have loved with intense sexual urgency; I have loved with the deepest appreciation; I have loved in adolescence, somewhat playfully but still ardently; I have loved purely because of the way a man understands what it means when I’m short with him; and I have loved because he knew how to put me in my place. In the end, that choice is not like choosing between two brands of tobacco; it’s like choosing between a painting and the rain. The choice makes no logical sense.

There is a scene in Mansfield Park – and here’s where I ashamedly confess, as an English student, that I haven’t read it; I’ve only seen Patricia Rozema’s rather superb film version – where Mary Crawford asks Edmund if he loves Fanny, and in response he says “Of course I love her, but there are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.”

Even when I was monogamous, and still focused on that idea of finding my one, I felt very strongly that this statement was true. Every time I fall in love it feels unique and special, as though no one in the history of the world has felt exactly the way I feel. Not only do I think that is true, I also think our love for one person changes dramatically as we love them. The same way people change and time moves.

But I am becoming far too sentimental here! What this knowledge, or revelation really means is that whilst, as a non-monogamous person, I have to get over the idea of love as something singular, it also means I don’t have to let go of the idea of being loved uniquely. And, in fact, there is something extraordinarily beautiful in the idea of loving someone in a way that I have never loved before, and then being able to reach out elsewhere and say, simultaneously, the same about someone else. Surely the uniqueness of that love can only be enhanced by the fact that I don’t have to choose one.

And all this without even mentioning our capacity to love more than one child, and more than one friend. Love is most definitely not finite.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Oklahoma State Question 788 Weed: Work policies its ok!

Oklahoma is getting ready to vote on a medical marijuana measure.
And being that I have to say it's about time we grow up away from
living the "your parents lifestyle from the 1950's!"

It's not a bad thing having marijuana being open like that as
people should be able to think for themselves if they want
to use it or not. Also having to note all workplaces will
soon change their employee hand books adding a
"Marijuana Policy" if 788 is passed.
Sort of like not going to work if you are dopey from taking NyQuil or 
other medicines that slow you down. Many do anyway but if you 
show up to work high with a "Marijuana Policy" in effect then it's 
your fault you got fired! These things take care of them selves.

"Do not drive or operate heavy machinery. Many people ignore this 
warning on some OTC medications. Driving after taking some 
nonprescription medicines such as cold, cough, and allergy or sleep aids 
can cause impaired judgment and reaction time."
Workplaces will just put and enforce the rules they make to 
secure a safe workplace. Not worse as it is to show up to work drunk! 

It's ok and a lot better to get the weed from a better place
than on the street. This will also free up cops to go after METH.
Making room in jail for the people that bust in your car not the
sleepy laid back weed smoker that is too sedated to break in cars.

Please vote for Oklahoma 788!

Info on the law:
State Question 788: Read the full text of Oklahoma's medical marijuana 
measure before Tuesday vote

So with the medical marijuana measure comes changes. Insurance agencies will
also change giving access to the people that need it. Canada is working on it!

~~~~~For a drug to be covered under a typical health benefit plan, it must be measurable. A drug with a DIN contains a precise amount of medicinal ingredients. The amount of codeine in a tablet of Tylenol 3, for example, is easily measurable, but the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THD) and cannibidiol (CBD) in a cannabis leaf is not — hence no DIN. Here, however, is where it gets a little more complicated.

Medical marijuana cannot be claimed under traditional group health plans without a DIN, but it is considered a legitimate medical expense under the wider parameters of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), similar to things like hearing aids and walking devices. THD and CBD offer pain relief, and marijuana is sometimes recommended to relieve symptoms of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and glaucoma as well as to reduce nausea and pain during cancer treatment.

And so, with that CRA classification in mind, some carriers have started to cover medical marijuana under healthcare spending accounts.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

What's really going on with wages

Low wages is low growth as you make nothing you have nothing.
Why try to bring up small towns when their wages do not support the growth?
Small towns need to be brought up but if there is too much poverty then the
town is poverty and will be as they are poor if no change is made.
You can't spend what you earn if you earn nothing. Raise the pay get people
spending money making businesses more money better than doing without
as the poor just stays home more!

~~~~~What's really going on with wages in America
With unemployment near historic lows, there seems to be just one missing piece in the economic recovery: Wage growth.

Take-home pay picked up in 2015 and 2016, but it has since flattened out at annual growth rates that remain substantially below the 5% that workers enjoyed prior to the Great Recession.

There are lots of theories for why that's the case. But there are also lots of different ways of looking at wages themselves, and each data set can tell a different story.

Here are a few ways that the federal government measures compensation and what they show us about Americans' financial well-being.

Real weekly earnings for all workers remained flat for the year
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Survey publishes data on the private sector, or about 85% of workers. Taking all of those workers and adjusting for inflation, average weekly earnings rose 0.3% in May to $928.74, from a year earlier. But that increase is largely because the number of hours people worked went up by the same amount.

For workers who don't manage others, earnings growth has slowed
When taking a look at production and non-supervisory workers, who don't manage other people, earnings have been functionally flat for the past two years.

This data set divides their earnings by the hour rather than the week and found that wages for this group have only risen 7 cents since May 2016, to an average of $22.59 per hour.

By comparison, earnings for all workers, including managers, have grown by 16 cents, to an average of $26.92 an hour.

It's getting more expensive to employ people
What ends up in an employee's bank account is only part of what it costs to keep someone on the payroll, however. Over time, wages have made up a shrinking percentage of total compensation.

From an employer's perspective, workers are getting pricier, especially when you take into account health insurance, retirement contributions, paid leave and other benefits.

That's measured by the Employment Cost Index. That report isn't typically adjusted for inflation, which has accelerated over the past year and a half. The increase may be due in part to an increasing number of employers adopting or extending their parental leave policies in response to both legislative and public pressure.

Overall, getting to extremely low unemployment hasn't managed to propel wage growth to where it should be in order to meaningfully improve workers' standards of living.

That mismatch has puzzled economists, although they have proposed some possible explanations: The decline of worker bargaining power, the erosion of labor standards and the high cost of living in big cities that keeps people from moving there for better jobs.

Meanwhile, unemployment is expected to keep dropping through the end of this year, meaning it's not hard to find a job — it's just hard to find one that covers all the bills.

Bill would improve infrastructure in poor neighborhoods

There is a bipartisan bill coming that will help poor communities infrastructure.
To me I see it as just one of those things they make but no one goes to it they
are just too broke walking with no car. Or does not have AC then they
won't go to it. Many like I have lived with no AC on. Can't afford to use it, being
many in Europe don't use AC so it was ok saving money!

You can make it but can they afford it? Not so with no wage growth!

~~~~~A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to rebuild infrastructure in poor communities while reducing the national debt.

Introduced by Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., William Lacy Clay Jr., D-Mo., and Ted Budd, R-N.C., the Generating American Income and Infrastructure Act would require the Agriculture Department to sell distressed assets on the open market and the Treasury to use the proceeds to fund infrastructure projects in communities below the national poverty line.

The goal of the bill is to improve the communities' economic viability.

"Even in this time of historically strong economic growth, some of our country's poorest communities are still waiting for significant infrastructure improvements," Kelly said in a statement.

The bill is designed to improve poor economic conditions in urban black and Latino neighborhoods, as well as rural white neighborhoods.

"This innovative, bipartisan bill offers a creative way to help our poorest neighborhoods gain employment and critical investments in long-delayed infrastructure projects," Clay said. "It is also fiscally responsible by taking distressed USDA assets and putting them to work to close the deep disparities that have deprived many urban areas of the vital infrastructure dollars needed to attract new jobs, new businesses and future growth."

Less drugs, sex but teens are depressed

Life might be hard these days for teens but there is a awareness of it.
No one is a island so in that people listen. Talk and let it out the staff
will listen. There are changes happening now in schools.
There is a push to get more funding more in technology
and in more useful classes. Many schools are falling behind
and so to not be behind because there would be no schools is
a change to keep up with society. 

If it's not working there is a time to be brought up and move on down 
the road making a new path. Do or die!

~~~~~The Old System Is Dying
Most parents dread to hear that their kids don’t want to go to school and get a degree. It’s been engrained in our collective psyche that “We need to go to school, get a degree, and get a job”. As I type those words I already feel less inspired. Just by looking at how miserable people are in their lives it’s amazing that many would want their kids to follow suit. It’s almost as if parents feel that because they had to suffer their kids should too. Believe it or not, there are other ways of creating a successful life. And by the looks of how many adults in the world are having mid-life crises, it shows that the old system is dying. However, because this is really the only “game” in town, it’s understandable that most parents get nervous when their kids don’t want to follow suit. So what is the real problem with school?

~~~~~Fewer teens having sex, doing drugs but more are depressed
Fewer high school students are having sex than ever before, federal health officials reported Thursday. And they’re also less likely than some earlier generations to abuse drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual survey on teen behavior finds.

But kids report that bullying at school is common and a third of students report persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, the report finds. One in 10 girls and one out of 28 boys report they’ve been forced to have sex.

~~~~~Are depressed kids bully magnets?
Psychologists, not to mention parents, have long observed that kids who seem depressed tend to have trouble getting along with - and being accepted by - their peers.

What the experts haven't been able to agree on is which comes first, the depression or the social difficulty. Most researchers have supposed that kids who are excluded or bullied become depressed as a result (rather than vice versa), while others have suggested that the two problems go hand in hand and are all but impossible to tease apart.

A new study, published this week in the journal "Child Development," provides some of the strongest evidence to date for a third theory: Kids who cry easily, express negative emotions, and show other signs of depression ultimately suffer socially because they are shunned by their peers and attract the attention of bullies.

"Bullies target youth who are unlikely to fight back," says lead author Karen P. Kochel, Ph.D., an assistant research professor at Arizona State University, in Phoenix. "Youth who are depressed really have the potential to appear vulnerable, and are easy marks for victimization, unfortunately."

~~~~~Depressed teens at risk of early heart disease, say doctors
Teens suffering from depression and bipolar disorder need to be monitored for early heart disease because their mental illness puts them at risk for many of the conditions that lead to a damaged heart.

In a new scientific statement, the American Heart Association asks that doctors watch for heart and blood vessel disease among severely depressed teens.

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, a child-adolescent psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto was the lead author of the statement. He says that until recently, teens with mental illness were not widely recognized as being at increased risk for early heart disease.

But he and his fellow researchers say that recent studies have found that mood disorders should be considered "moderate" risk factors for heart disease.

After analyzing the published research on the topic, the authors found that teens with depression or bipolar disorder are more likely than other teens their age to have:

• high blood pressure

• high cholesterol

• obesity, especially around the midsection

• type 2 diabetes

• and hardening of the arteries.

They also point to a 2011 study of more than 7,000 U.S. young adults, which found that a medical history that includes depression or an attempted suicide was the number one risk factor for heart disease death from clogged arteries in young women. In men, it was the fourth biggest risk factor.

While teens with mood disorders were more likely than other teens to engage in unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and being physically inactive, the doctors say those factors alone do not explain their raised heart disease risk.

Dr. Goldstein says doctors should be ready to take action to help these patients at the earliest possible stage."

"Mood disorders are often lifelong conditions, and managing cardiovascular risk early and assertively is tremendously important if we are to be successful in ensuring that the next generation of youth has better cardiovascular outcomes," he said in a statement.

Researchers already know that adults with depression and bipolar disorder experience heart disease at much earlier ages than other adults. The reasons aren't fully clear but sleep deprivation, inflammation and other types of cell damage from stress could play a part.

Since cardiovascular disease can begin early in life, the heart experts wanted to increase awareness that mood disorders in youth raise the risk for heart disease.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Being real, IQ scores are falling

This is something many people that like me noticed that came out
of school from the 80's into the 90's. Education now seems to be lower
than it was for me back then. For my time from High school going into
college I was upset when I found out Hoover wore a dress and I knew
nothing about the Coolidge effect. My High school never told me this
now I have to catch up I'M NOT READY FOR COLLEGE!!!
But I adapted and pushed more in what I was missing so I could catch up.

My education was all over the place. I seen it as disabling yourself by
limiting your education to a box. Life is not boxed so accordingly
I learned all I could. A point of deeper learning, multiple intelligence's
from it all making me more of a INFJ as consequence or my dad being a
oil engineer and others in my family I had a background so I was able to
just jump into college. But I felt that High School in the 80's was not
covering it enough for me back then. But also I was fresh so I didn't know
what I was doing and so is why you go to college to know
what you are doing. Don't hold yourself back learn all you can!

I noticed the change in the kids the riff when I was in my final years in college.
I was taking a drug class but the freshmen students seemed to be obsessed
with things un-relating, un focused etc! I noticed it.
It gave me a red flag back then!

IQ's are getting lower, and if you are like me you noticed it.
It wasn't just you, this is real! There are many real reasons for this.
Many teachers suspected why it is but as it is many are right.

~~~~~IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds
IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.

The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.

Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991 and found that scores increased by almost 3 percentage points each decade for those born between 1962 to 1975 -- but then saw a steady decline among those born after 1975.

Similar studies in Denmark, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Estonia have demonstrated a similar downward trend in IQ scores, said Ole Rogeberg, a senior research fellow at the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway and co-author of the new study.

"The causes in IQ increases over time and now the decline is due to environmental factors," said Rogeburg, who believes the change is not due to genetics.

"It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people, to put it crudely. It's something to do with the environment, because we're seeing the same differences within families," he said.

These environmental factors could include changes in the education system and media environment, nutrition, reading less and being online more, Rogeberg said.

The earlier rise in IQ scores follows the "Flynn effect," a term for the long-term increase in intelligence levels that occurred during the 21st century, arguably the result of better access to education, according to Stuart Ritchie, a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive ageing at the University of Edinburgh whose research explores IQ scores and intelligence and who was not involved in the new study.

Researchers have long preferred to use genes to explain variations in intelligence over environmental factors. However, the new study turns this thinking on its head.

Intelligence is heritable, and for a long time, researchers assumed that people with high IQ scores would have kids who also scored above average. Moreover, it was thought that people with lower scores would have more kids than people with high IQ scores, which would contribute to a decline in IQ scores over time and a "dumbing down" of the general population, according to Rogeberg.

Anyone who has seen the film "Idiocracy" might already be familiar with these ideas. In the scientific community, the idea of unintelligent parents having more kids and dumbing-down the population is known as the dysgenic fertility theory, according to Ritchie.

The study looked at the IQ scores of brothers who were born in different years. Researchers found that, instead of being similar as suggested by a genetic explanation, IQ scores often differed significantly between the siblings.

"The main exciting finding isn't that there was a decline in IQ," Ritchie said. "The interesting thing about this paper is that they were able to show a difference in IQ scores within the same families."

The study not only showed IQ variance between children the same parents, but because the authors had the IQ scores of various parents, it demonstrated that parents with higher IQs tended to have more kids, ruling out the dysgenic fertility theory as a driver of falling IQ scores and highlighting the role of environmental factors instead.

What specific environmental factors cause changes in intelligence remains relatively unexplored.

Access to education is currently the most conclusive factor explaining disparities in intelligence, according to Ritchie. In a separate study that has not been released, he and his colleagues looked at existing research in an effort to demonstrate that staying in school longer directly equates to higher IQ scores.

But more research is needed to better understand other environmental factors thought to be linked to intelligence. Robin Morris, a professor of psychology at Kings College in London who was not involved in Ritchie's research, suggests that traditional measures of intelligence, such as the IQ test, might be outmoded in today's fast-paced world of constant technological change.

"In my view, we need to recognize that as time changes and people are exposed to different intellectual experiences, such as changes in the use of technology, for example social media, the way intelligence is expressed also changes. Educational methods need to adapt to such changes," Morris said.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Polyamorous Relationships as Social Evolution, Change, nothing' stays the same

What does not change in life. Being Polyamorous is the new gay.
And so now from the beginning of time where we didn't, now we have 
gay marriages and acceptance as society is being brought up. 
Marijuana is coming to the light now, as people ask and learn what it really 
does finding it's not that bad with education about it. 
We are heading for a correction from the stagnant past. 
A Social Evolution rolling as it's "Change, nothing' stays the same."

And so "I hit the ground running." Me? I am Polyamorous but prefer 
Polyandry (classic V) It's just a point of working that out together,
to build trust to know she is supported and it's ok!
Me, I am willing and open to be open with each other! 
And so you have to as the point of it all is just building trust 
as in all relationships all should all get in bed together and... 
Talk about our insecurities in how to resolve them and so it's the point
to fix it in all. Like the 2000's psychology crappy therapist statement,
"Show her the building." Show them the effort. The proof it's real!
Now it's not that you are showing the building it's about building that foundation
for the building because no one knows what the building will look like till 
all builds it! And so the change in that is better than not!

~~~~~Maybe Monogamy Isn’t the Only Way to Love
In the prologue to her new book, What Love Is and What It Could Be, philosopher Carrie Jenkins is walking through Vancouver, from her boyfriend’s apartment to the home she has with her husband. She wonders at how the romantic love she experiences firsthand is so different than the model presented by popular culture and academic theory alike. “If indeed romantic love must be monogamous, then I am making some kind of mistake when I say, ‘I’m in love with you’ — meaning romantically — to both my partners,” she writes. “I am not lying, because I am genuinely trying to be as honest as I can. But if romantic love requires monogamy, then despite my best intentions, what I’m saying at those moments is not, strictly speaking, true.”

Her book examines the long, sometimes awkward legacy of philosophers’ thinking on romantic love, and compares that with a new subfield in close-relationships research — consensual nonmonogamy, or CNM. While singers and thinkers alike have been riffing on a “one and only” for decades, she argues that space is being made in the cultural conversation to “question the universal norm of monogamous love, just as we previously created space to question the universal norm of hetero love.” These norms are more fluid than they appear: In Jenkins’s lifetime alone, same-sex and cross-ethnicity relationships have become common.

When I asked Jenkins to describe how it feels to have both a husband and a boyfriend — she rejects the “primary relationship” moniker altogether — she said that it’s like having more loving relationships in your life, like a close family member or friend. She and her boyfriend, whom she’s been with for about five years, used to work in the same building; he was teaching creative writing on the floor above her philosophy department, though they didn’t meet until they matched on OkCupid. While both men have met each other, they’re not close; Jenkins describes the relationship as having a “V shape,” rather than a triangle. Both helped in the development of the book: husband refining philosophical arguments; boyfriend editing the writing, and helping her to sound like a normal person, rather than an academic.

~~~~~A Consideration of Polyamorous Relationships as Social Evolution
Very few species on the planet are actually monogamous. One presumes that this is because monogamy would not be evolutionarily advantageous in terms of perpetuating a species.

Marriage, and its attendant presupposition of monogamy, is a social convention imposed to legitimize human sexual activity, which, at some point in our history became something to be regulated, if not disdained.

Infidelity, whether actual, emotional or objective (e.g., porn, strip clubs, etc.) is almost a given within our culture. Why is that? Considering here our premises regarding monogamy and the imposition of social convention, might it not be because monogamy is antithetical to some primal hardwiring that drives the perpetuation of the species? What if we were to characterize infidelity not as a moral transgression, but, rather, as an artifact prompted by the imposition of an unnatural stricture on a system that is unwilling to accept that stricture? In other words, what if we weren't meant to be monogamous and all of the variations of infidelity -- whether they be actual, emotional or objective -- are in fact the result of trying to put a square peg in a round hole?

In order to have this conversation rationally, we are going to have to suspend our natural tendency to exercise the moral conventions, ego and catholic rigidity to which we have all been socialized and look at this notion from a completely objective standpoint. That is undeniably difficult, but consider it rationally for a moment.

Doesn't it make sense that, at some point in our social evolution, polyamority would be re-introduced as the logical standard for perpetuating the species? And, given that, doesn't it make sense to consider that non-socio-sexually deviant proponents of The Lifestyle are actually more in line with that evolutionary imperative to perpetuate the species?

Granted, this conversation actually raises more questions that it answers, and I, for one, am not going to pretend to have the background to begin positing potential hypotheses on the matter.

And, yes, what I've proposed -- from the standpoint of conventional morality -- does, indeed, suggest an "inmates-running-the-prison" scenario. But if our own intellectual imperative is to think outside the box and consider all facets of a thing, then I think I may have just handed off to someone the makings of a pretty spectacular doctoral dissertation.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Canadian milk might they ask why, they never ask why

Why can't conservatives seem to think for themselves?
They never seem to ask why it was like that in the first place.
That's why people say they can't think for themselves.
Like in the G7 Trump said the US is a "Piggy Bank."
Why is that? It must be some reason!

Europe put together is smaller than the US with different
income disparities. One American dollar takes 6.40 Chinese Yuan.
So in that without that "Piggy Bank" they would never be able
to afford any high dollar thing the US might try to sale over there.
Anything is better than nothing.

But the point is to keep Europe sustainable than not. Not stable is
bad for all! Like everyone living a small town lifestyle.
Small towns are small for a reason. Make nothing have nothing,
so the US has to go down with them with all the things we
need to run on. Cell phone, Car and all sorts of parts we don't make
but need so we can make something here. Why go backward?

~~~~~The announcement came after the president left the summit, which while in attendance he had announced he wants to put an end to the United States' status as the world's "piggy bank" and suggested eliminating trade barriers between allies.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!," the president tweeted.

In a second tweet, Trump said, "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, 'US Tariffs were kind of insulting' and he 'will not be pushed around.' Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

Why is Canadian milk at 270% could it be to keep the prices from going to $1 a gallon?
What if American oil got that low price how many oil industry's would close from that?

~~~~~Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump
Even so, the Trudeau government recently alarmed Canadian farmers by signalling a willingness to give on the issue in the face of insistent US demands. The dispute has acquired new urgency as the US dairy industry continues to suffer from a deep crisis of persistent overproduction, with farmers sinking into insolvency as farm-gate milk prices stick stubbornly below the cost of production. Last year, US farmers dumped almost 100m gallons of surplus milk. Recently, a surge in dairy-farmer suicides has caused national alarm, drawing attention to what the New York Times called “the widespread hopelessness afflicting the industry”.

Representing a state suffering especially hard from farm failures and suicides, the US Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, recently echoed his Republican president in blaming Canada for the debacle. “Canada, when it comes to dairy, acts like China when it comes to trade,” Schumer told hard-pressed farmers in upstate New York. “They’re unfair. They put up barriers. They treat us bad.”

Meanwhile, just across the St Lawrence river in what free-trading Americans like to call Soviet Canuckistan, the dairy industry is thriving like never before – and like none other in the developed world. Family farms milking an average of 80 cows each have prospered under a heavily regulated system that supports prices at sustainable levels by restricting domestic overproduction and keeping imports at bay. In 2016, Canadian farmers received an average price of C$0.79 a litre for milk, compared with C$0.49 on average for US farmers.

The result is that dairying remains a key economic support of traditional rural life throughout central Canada. As critics of the system like to point out, hoping to inspire resentment among consumers annoyed by the price of milk, Canadian dairy farmers enjoy incomes 60% above average in the country. But to supporters, the uniquely prosperous, protected Canadian dairy industry stands as a model alternative to the increasingly disruptive and unpopular dynamic of unrestricted free trade in all things.

Supply management enjoys strong government support in no small part because the policy obviates the need to subsidize farmers directly in the manner of the US and the EU – the two greatest culprits behind the current world dairy glut.

“The system works so incredibly well,” said Bruce Muirhead, associate vice-president and professor of history at the University of Waterloo. “And the big thing about supply management is that it doesn’t cost the government a cent. Consumers pay the full cost of production.”

Domestic critics have called supply management a grotesque distortion of free-market principles, complaining that the comparatively high price of Canadian milk sacrifices the interests of consumers in favour of producers and victimizes the poor. But no consumer or social policy group has taken up the cause, and all six parties currently represented in the House of Commons unanimously support supply management.

As do Canadian consumers: an Ipsos poll this year by the Dairy Farmers of Canada reported that 75% of Canadians support even greater government efforts to defend the industry in the face of current US demands.

As the trade minister, Chrystia Freeland, has pointed out, trade data flatly contradicts the claim that Canadian supply management is ravaging US dairyland – either because it unfairly restricts imports or because it dumps a subsidized surplus in US markets. In 2016, Canada imported dairy products from the US worth five times more than the small amount it exported there. “I would call that a pretty good deal,” she told the House of Commons.

Canadian farmers point out that despite the tariffs that protect them, imports make up 10% of the country’s dairy consumption. By contrast, the US restricts dairy imports to 3% of domestic consumption. “That just screams hypocrisy to me,” Muirhead said. “I don’t understand how they can get away with these positions.”

As a recent visitor to Wisconsin, “America’s Dairyland”, where low prices are forcing the closure of hundreds of dairy farms a year, Muirhead said he encountered no resentment against Canada among local farmers. “The president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union told me that what they really wanted was a supply-managed system like ours,” he said.

Dairy deregulation has spread hardship wherever it has been implemented, Muirhead added. “Every single objective indicator says that in the case of dairy you cannot have a system that operates without production controls,” he said. “If you try, you’re basically consigning your farmers to a life of penury – or worse.”

Canada successfully defended the system in its first free trade agreement with the US, and several subsequent ones. But with the full wrath of Trump now focused squarely on the country’s protected farmers, this stubborn remnant of Canadian exceptionalism has never been more fragile.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Trump says U.S. will not sign G7 communique go on without us!

America is disabled as many could tell. In that I would say that 
Canada should go on without us taking over the G7 where we left off!
Well you can't learn if you don't fail. America's conservatards are 
like children wanting candy. It's best to just let it go and let the baby cry!
It's time to grow up, let them learn!

Bees, Zen, Zero and Honeycomb Geometry

Bee's and math such a perplexing point in history.
Why are honeycombs made of hexagonal cells?
Implies there is some kind of math more over a point
of sustainable survival is why it is complex. It has to be!

The point in nature right down to the
function of a human cell is to survive.
Cause and effect in nature because of nature's point to do better.

Life happens to those that has a life. It depends on what
kind of life you want. You make your own hardship.
Bees having such a system not seeking their hardship
is something that should be noted today.
If a Bee can do it well the question pops up whats
holding you back? A question that many needs to ask
for a better life!

~~~~~Bees understand nothing; first insect to comprehend zero
Bees understand numerical zero, new research shows, making them the first insect to showcase their comprehension of the mathematical subject.

In tests involving cards and drinking solutions, bees proved they can understand simple mathematic concepts, including the concept of zero.

~~~~~Apiological: mathematical speculations about bees (Part 1: Honeycomb geometry)
Bees have encouraged mathematical speculation for two millennia, since classical scholars tried to explain the geometrically appealing shape of honeycombs. How do bees tackle complex problems that humans would express mathematically? In this series we’ll explore three situations where understanding the maths could help explain the uncanny instincts of bees.

This quote is the earliest known source suggesting a link between the hexagonal shape of the honeycomb and a mathematical property of the hexagon, made more explicit a few centuries later by Pappus of Alexandria (sometimes considered to be the last Ancient Greek mathematician). Writing after the Roman Empire’s glory days, Regular polygon plane tilings Pappus points out that there are three regular polygons that tile the plane without gaps—triangles, squares and hexagons and bees, in their wisdom, choose the design that holds the most honey given a set amount of building material.

~~~~~Bees and Math
But we bees know better, our honeycombs show that we are incredible good at geometry, we love hexagons and we can build a perfect one with our eyes closed. And if humans are nice and take care of us, maybe we can give them more than honey, maybe we can give then KNOWLEDGE

~~~~~The bee community
This geometric and architectural marvel is not just something for mathematicians. To start with, the cells are virtually circular or cylindrical. Only due to the heat created by the bees themselves do the cells become warm and elastic and naturally take on the most economical and efficient shape from an energy perspective – the hexagon

As completed hexagons, the cells have a uniform wall thickness of just 0.07 millimetres and are always between 8 and 10 millimetres apart.

The young honey bees are raised in the center of the beehive. As soon as the larvae are old enough, these brood cells are given a wax lid.

The flower pollen is stored in the honeycomb cells beside and under this brood nest area and is not covered with a lid. Above are the honey stores in the honeycomb, which are also covered. Throughout most of the year, the temperature in the beehive is at an optimum 35° Celsius. In combination with the density of insects in the enclosed space, these are the ideal conditions for the spread of disease. But the bee is well prepared for this too. It makes cement (propolis) out of tree resin and pollen, which it uses to seal small holes, crevices and cracks so that pests are kept out or killed off. The inside of the brood cells is also covered with a fine film of propolis. If it gets too hot in the nest, bees at the flight hole create a cooling flow of air using wing movements. The cooling is intensified through the evaporation of water, which is provided by the forager bees. If it gets too cold in the nest, the bees (heater bees) increase the temperature in empty cells between the brood using muscle vibrations.

~~~Zen Zero, Bees and Zen always a point of nature the way of Zero!

Subhuti asked: "What does buddha mean?
Buddha answered: "Buddha is reality. One who thoroughly comprehends all the factors
of existence is a buddha."

Then Subhuti asked: "What does enlightenment mean?" Buddha replied:
"Enlightenment is a way of saying that all things are seen in their intrinsic empty nature, their suchness their ungraspable wonder. Names or words are incidental, but that state which sees no division, no duality, is enlightenment."

Subhuti asked: "If one wants to know emptiness, how should one do it?"
Buddha's reply: "The one who wants to realize emptiness should adore reality, develop a skill in living in the world, & cultivate friends of the same mind. Skill can only be developed in the presence of reality, not otherwise. Endowed with skill, the person gives without the idea of a giver & lives in the realization that all the factors of existence have no ultimate substance."

Empty & calm & devoid of self is the nature of all things. No individual being in reality exists. There is no end or beginning, nor any middle course. All is illusion, as in a vision or dream. All beings in the world are beyond the realm of words. Their ultimate nature, pure & true, is like the infinity of space.

Subhuti was Buddha's disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness, the view going that nothing exists except in it's relationship of subjectivity & objectivity. One day Subhuti, in a mood of sublime emptiness, was sitting under a tree. Flowers began to fall about him. "We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness," the gods whispered to him. "But I have not spoken of emptiness," said Subhuti. "You have not spoken on emptiness, we have not heard emptiness," responded the gods. "This is the true emptiness," & blossons showered upon Subhuti as rain.

The concept of "nothing" had been noticed by Eastern philosophy for thousands of years, but like dark holes in space, it was not understood. Early mathmaticians did not have a term for it. They knew that the absence of any quantity was present, but they were at a loss as to what it was. They could not account for it.

The Hindus were the first to recognize zero, which they called sunya, meaning void or empty. Once they discovered sunya, mathematics as we know it became possible. All computations were revolutionized by the recognition that "nothing was "something." Suddenly, zero existed. 

Then came the mid point on arithmetical number line: minus one, zero, plus one. Number systems developed from this, but the important evolutionary jump was the discovery of nothingness. Binary arithmetic based on one & zero, has made computers possible. Without "nothingness," what is cannot be. Mahayana Buddhisim's emptiness, known as sunya, was the springboard for zen. If originally "not a thing is" (Ma-tsu), then there is no reason to objectify or make an object of what we perceive or know.

Words are not used as concepts in Zen. We can expand this understanding when we realize that objects are interrelated to our perceptions of them. The experience of perception is primary.

In Zen, emptiness is not a concept or goal, nor is it an ultimate state. This is different from the Western scientifc concept that defines emptiness as a state, a vacuum consisting, always in flux.

The founder of Gestalt therapy, Fritz Perls, noted that the void implies no-thingness, only process. Perls believed the void was a source of creativity & therapeutic change.
"Saved By Zero" (THE FIXX-1983)

Zen masters discourage immersion in any kind of empty state. Instead, they help students to discover the process. Hakuin strongly urged students of Zen not to get stuck in the swamp of nothingness.

When you have attained mental & physical peace & quiet, don't get stuck in peace & quiet. Be independent & free, like a gourd rolling & bobbing on a river.

When Yamaoka Tesshu (1836-1888) was a young Zen student, he searched for enlightenment by visitng one Zen master after another. He tried to show each teacher that he knew a great deal about Buddhism.

Talking with Master Dokuon of Shokoku he said, "I know that the mind, the Buddha, all beings & everything in the world does not exist. In fact, the nature of all things is emptiness." Dokuon watched the young student silently, calmly smoking. Without warning, he lifted his bamboo stick & struck Tesshu. Tesshu felt himself fill with anger. Then Dokuon said, "If nothing exists, where did that anger come from?"

Everyday life must continue as always. Tesshu needed to learn to let go of even the concept of nothing as a thing. Instead of trying to make yourself nothing, make nothing your true self. If you get too caught up in trying to be nothing, you are making just as big a mistake as those who are trying to be something. Do not try to be nothing or something; meditate to discover enlightenment.

Many intelligent people understand Zen subjectively, & are unable to let go of their subjectivity. They still their minds without experiencing their real nature, & think this is emptiness. They try to abandon existence to cling to emptiness. This is a serious malady.

If you cling to emptiness & linger in quiescence, you will bob & sink herein: the buddhas & bodhisattvas do not rest their minds this way. Great people sattvas do not rest their minds this way. Great people who clarify the mind understand this mystic message; body & mind naturally sublimated, their action is unchanging. Therefore the wise release the mind to be independent & free.

First set aside all involvements & concerns; do not remember or recollect anything at all, whether good or bad, mundane or transcendental. Do not engage in thoughts. Let go of body & mind, setting them free. When the mind is like wood or stone, you do not explain anything, & the mind does not go anywhere, then the mind ground becomes like space, wherein the sun of wisdom naturally appears. It is as though the clouds had opened & the sun emerged. Just put an end to all fettering connection, & feelings of greed, hatred, craving. defilement & purity, all come to an end. Unmoved in the face of inner desires & external influences, not choked up by perception & cognition, not confused by anything, naturally endowed with all virtues & the inconceivable use of spiritual capacities, this is someone who is free. Not being bound by any good or evil, emptiness of existence, defilement or purity, striving or nonstriving, mundanity or transcendence, virtue or knowledge, is called enlightened wisdom.

Once affirmation & negation, like & dislike, approval & disapproval, & all various opinions & feelings come to an end & cannot bind you, then you are free wherever you may be. This is what is called a bodhisattva at the moment of inspiration immediately ascending to the stage of buddhahood.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Please know life is short so live it and death is not the end!

For me I believe that death is not the end. Life is short and in our lives there
is always a point to know that the galaxy puts us in places, connections,
red strings of fate and so like a river if flows! Life is meant to be and is
worth the craziness of it all! Bad things happen but know they are what they are.
Me? I dropped and busted a full jug of milk before I just looked at it all over the 
floor and said "I'm not going to fall for that trap!" 
No no crying for me it's just milk and for me brought up the point of that. 
Why let it upset me it's just milk!

Like a river that takes us all to the sea together, life is meant to be.
Love life together regardless! Because we all are not alone!

All respects goes to Anthony Bourdain! And to Kate Spade.

Also respectfully to others out there with issues just know life is meant to be
and it's just a ride. You can change it at anytime!
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park."

RIP - Jimmy Page Dog

Jimmy Page of 17 years our dog died today leaving Janis Joplin 16 years.
He will be missed. In his younger years he pulled a funny on me.
I went to the bathroom once and when I looked over at the fan I saw
that there was poop on the fan. The shit hit the fan! I wondered how he did
that until I saw him step in his poop once he looked at his foot then he kicked
his leg out throwing the poop across the room.

Dogs do what dogs do, he will be missed!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Polyandry - Hold The Ladder Steady

To me Polyandry makes sense with me in these times and looking at the
future relating to the change in the job markets, income inequality, tax cuts,
food stamp cuts etc. It is clear "No man is an island."

Well it's true! Even now as life is more support is needed for the female along
with the male. Admitting so does not declare defeat! Just points to needs being
fixed. If it's broke fix it! If getting that rope for your cliff on insanity or something
of a trampoline while jumping up and down venting then take that in!

How daunting would it be over and over not fixing yourself?
It's not that hard just a form of cause and effect knowing the need for a
safety net. Polyandry in a career and life is like the woman walking
the tightrope. The more safety nets she has the farther she will go.
Or the higher up the later she goes the more guys it takes to hold the ladder.

And so is the point it's ok to take in that good in your life.
If it's willing then you should ask when was the last time that happened.
Talk make that agreement!

"James, James Hold The Ladder Steady." More of the point to make that effort
than not! (James, James... More than one James?!)

~~~~~Having Multiple Devoted Boyfriends Is Wonderful, Polyandrous Women Confirm When asked if she's seen female clients have success at polyandry, Dr. Renye, like Jislaaik, says that most of them had come to the relationship structure through established polyamorous communities. When asked what advice she would give to women seeking polyandrous relationships, Dr. Renye responds, "If that's what's desired, create it—because it's possible, but no matter which people are seeking in love and sex, there is inevitably somebody else out there who is also seeking that."

~~~~~One Husband Can't Save a Low-Income Woman from Poverty She'll Need Three or Four Left-leaning poverty experts are all in a tizzy this week about conservative arguments that the answer to poverty is marriage — to “stay in school, get married and have children in that order,” as Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary for President George W. Bush, most recently put it.

They’re arguing that the best ways to combat the multi-generational cycle of poverty and near-poverty that now traps one in three American women, and 28 million children are education, decently-paid jobs with benefits, high quality childcare and work supports like paid family leave.

These ideas aren’t new. They’re not sexy or exciting. And they’re certainly not likely to get any meaningful traction in our current Congress.

That’s why I’ve come up with a hot new idea. It’ll boost the marriage rate, combat child poverty, and, very likely, promote no-cost family planning among the poor – all without any new burden on taxpayers. It’s polyandry – think “Sister Wives” turned “Brother Husbands” — and it was inspired by Barbara Ehrenreich, the acerbic author best known for her 2001 book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.

~~~~~Sex at Dawn
The authors do not take an explicit position in the book regarding the morality or desirability of monogamy or alternative sexual behavior in modern society, but argue that people should be made aware of our behavioral history so that they can make better informed choices.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Inequality to dangerous levels and effect

It is clear there is a danger in the world. Noted as the actions being taken by
many corporations acting. Walmart is pushing for better workers in better education 
that is needed because of a shift in labor demand for better skilled workers.

Education cost money and a lot of time and so working toward your education
when you make $8 an hour living without air conditioning because you can't
afford to use it an education is not going to happen. So Walmart offering the
college tuition perk is gold and needed ahead! If they give their workers the time
to learn! Chick-fil-A is also raising their pay to $17. Why all the push?

America is heading for the fire by the many cuts to the safety nets.
Cuts do not make a foundation for so makes no foundation for everyone!
This is ever so clear by the point of the fails to help the poor in a system.

Also is a change in the labor force for better skilled workers.

To me I ask if this it not a push to bring down the status of change in the 
labor force. What a better way to stop robots from taking your job if you
impoverish the many consumers making not enough money to buy anything
making no need for robots. Why make it they can't afford it!

I don't know... To me it was clear to ask why Republicans like
to cut school funding because they want less educated people out there,
thus making it better for the Republicans as the less educated could be easily 
fear mongered to benefit many but themselves!

With budget cuts comes more emergency certifications.
It's like a new cashier at Walmart starting work on the first of the month.
"Those with more extensive training fear this staff will quickly burn out, 
and schools will once again be scrambling for options."

But so whatever is the reason the effect would be bad for all!
Low is low so makes low sales from the low pay pushing the
consumer based pricing. In that is not fair for a business to lower
their priced to match the poverty wages of the town. It makes the busnisses
impoverished just like their consumers are. Ending with their business falling
apart by the masses like a impoverished persons home not being able to 
afford to fix it. If you make nothing you have nothing and you can't 
fix it with nothing! And so that helps no one with anything.
It's like your Denny's falling apart like it has a tarp on the roof for
the last 5 years because they"Can't afford to buy wood!!!"

So in fact the many businesses out there are trying to save themselves,
by raising the pay helping the workers to get better education so
there will be some kind of workers out there. And also to stop the need
to accept the consumer based pricing. 

To me I always seen it as a push for better pay by having no sales from
impoverished consumers. They have to raise the pay some time or have nothing.
All the poor makes many poor also!

~~~~~Walmart announces college tuition perk, relaxed dress code
Under the program, workers pay $1 per day in pursuit of a degree. 
Walmart said it will subsidize the cost of tuition, books and fees, eliminating the 
need for student loan debt.

~~~~~Labor market shift has poverty soaring in suburbs
As in cities and rural communities, poverty is rising in suburbs because of the changing nature of the labor market. For those in low-skill jobs, earnings have stayed flat for the last 40 years. In most suburbs, unemployment rates were twice as high in 2014 as in 1990. Good-paying jobs that don't require advanced training have started to disappear in suburbs, just as they did in central cities more than a quarter-century ago.

These national employment trends have contributed to rising poverty everywhere, but the impact has been particularly acute in suburbs, where there are a large percentage of workers without advanced education or vocational training.

Rising suburban poverty has surprising implications for the safety net. Many suburbs lack the resources needed to respond to growing poverty. For example, I've found the typical urban county spends nearly 10 times as much on human service programs per low-income person as the typical suburban county.

~~~~~Trump's 'tragic' policies likely to make child poverty much worse, says UN
While child poverty has been a pressing problem for many years in the US, Alston warns that policies being pursued by the Trump White House are likely to make it much worse. Food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or Snap, helped almost four million children stay out of the clutches of poverty in 2015 – now Trump is proposing in his 2019 budget to cut the program by almost a third.

Carolyn Miles, president and chief executive of Save the Children US, said the food stamp program was critical for struggling families. “This is certainly not the time to be cutting these benefits in America,” she said.

"This is tragic and unconscionable, to treat so many children in this way, but it is also a totally self-defeating economic policy,” Alston said in an interview with the Guardian. “The ramifications are clear and considerable – the US is building a future citizenry that is under-nourished, under-educated, under-stimulated, and that in turn will rebound dramatically on the society itself."

~~~~~Those who enlist in the program have to commit to an eventual certification in special ed. For now the only requirement is a college degree with a 2.75 GPA as well as a recommendation and background check. Some teachers fear this is throwing the under-trained into the deep end.

In the last two years, more than 130 teachers joined Tulsa Public Schools through the boot camp. Those with more extensive training fear this staff will quickly burn out, and schools will once again be scrambling for options.

"If I were a parent in Oklahoma right now, I would be outraged at the number of emergency certifications that are happening, and not just in special education. My children are not being taught by people who have qualifications and experience," Kendall-Whittier special education teacher Jennifer Griffen said.

~~~~~Why this Chick-fil-A owner is raising wages to $17 an hour
When we go to the living wage, we're looking for people who are trying to raise families, improve their lifestyle," he told ABC10 News on May 26. "Maybe they could just work one job, and then it's sustainable. What that does for the business is provide consistency, someone that has relationships with our guests. It's going to be building a long-term culture."

~~~~~Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns
Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy, the United Nations monitor on poverty has warned.

Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur who acts as a watchdog on extreme poverty around the world, has issued a withering critique of the state of America today. Trump is steering the country towards a “dramatic change of direction” that is rewarding the rich and punishing the poor by blocking access even to the most meager necessities.

“This is a systematic attack on America’s welfare program that is undermining the social safety net for those who can’t cope on their own. Once you start removing any sense of government commitment, you quickly move into cruelty,” Alston told the Guardian.

Millions of Americans already struggling to make ends meet faced “ruination”, he warned. “If food stamps and access to Medicaid are removed, and housing subsidies cut, then the effect on people living on the margins will be drastic.”

Asked to define “ruination”, Alston said: “Severe deprivation of food and almost no access to healthcare.”

Alston sounds the alarm in the final report of his investigation into extreme poverty in the US that is published on Friday and will be presented to the UN human rights council in Geneva at the end of June. His findings are based on a tour he carried out in December through some of America’s most destitute communities, from Skid Row in Los Angeles, through poor African American areas in Alabama, and the stricken coal country of West Virginia, to hurricane-racked Puerto Rico.

The report amounts to one of the most scorching assessments of Trump’s leadership in his 16 months in the White House. It is likely to spark debate across the political aisle as well as globally about the US president’s rapid drive towards heightened inequality.

~~~~~Poor pregnant women miss out on folic acid supplements
 Even though folic acid supplements are known to lower the risk of birth defects, poorer women rarely take them before or during pregnancy, a new study shows.

"The findings are concerning because they show that public health interventions aren't always effective in reaching vulnerable populations who need them the most," said researcher Dr. Tina Cheng, co-director of Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.