Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Connie Johnson for Oklahoma Governor 2018!
I fully respect Connie because of her actions for the rights of
people that can think for themselves not people that disable
themselves in a codependent Oklahoma governed
way of life mistaking discrimination for their religious rights.
In these times we need a Democratic governor. We do not need
a paranoid president who is concerned if people are talking about
his yellow shower! Or wants to build a costly wall on the Mexico
border that will not stop Mexicans from buying airplane
tickets on line flying into America overstaying their visa!
Separating babies and toddlers from their parents just like
Jesus would do! NOT!
And so that is the point of why I endorse Connie she will act against the
hypocrites in the government as she did with the law she got passed
to bring up the point they are hypocrites!
~~~~~Senate Bill 1433, which sought to define human life as beginning at fertilization, would have offered full legal protection to all human embryos. In the words of the bill, “the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.” Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the words:
However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child. She explained that the amendment was intended to "draw attention to the absurdity, duplicity and lack of balance inherent in the policies of this state in regard to women". Her efforts were used as part of a skit that was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart entitled "Bro Choice," and, in conjunction with a rally organized by the newly created Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, led to the defeat of the proposed legislation. At the rally, Johnson was joined by fellow state senator Judy Eason McIntyre, who was pictured holding up a protest sign that read "If I wanted the government in my womb, I'd fuck a senator.
"BREAKING: AP report: Trump admin. officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from parents at U.S.-Mexico border to at least 3 “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press says it has learned., and plan to open a 4th shelter. pic.twitter.com/raWhZSbsgb
7:14 PM - 19 Jun 2018"
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
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.
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."
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."
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The other blog I had "TheOtherStuff" is back!
"This blog is going to be just a place to note.
It will be more of a think tank quick noting place,
like a twitter account thing but with more space."
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.