• DESPITE TODAY’S CHAOS, IN THEORY, WE SHOULD BE FEELING BETTER NOW THAT SUMMER IS HERE. Seasonal changes impact our brain’s health, affecting moods as well as cognition when daylight varies, and “people in general tend to be smarter in summer and fall.” During winter & spring months, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can induce negative feelings “characterized by recurrent clinical depression which is strongly correlated with cognitive impairment in attention span, memory and information processing… Studies have found diagnoses of up to nearly a 5-year cognitive-age difference and 24% likelihood for impairment in working memory, speed of perception and even Alzheimer during cooler months… Scientists still have only a partial understanding of the biological mechanisms,” but let’s be thankful for anything positive.  [LUMINOSITY.COM –  7/13/20]
  • “THE REAL THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH WE’RE FACING IS FROM THE LOCKDOWNS” as public discussion of Covid has been dominated by academic doctors to justify lockdowns via political edict, even though their ‘scientific’ premises have been rejected by literally thousands of doctors & scientists. The “commonsense, achievable goal is to target isolation policy to groups of known vulnerable people – elder and others compromised by underlying conditions – based on overwhelming empirical evidence from all over the world, instead of hypothetical models because some media-anointed expert insists on them (for example, Dr. Fauci’s March 11 testimony to Congress that Covid-19 is ‘at least ten times more lethal than the flu,’ which contradicted his New England Journal of Medicine opinion published 11 days earlier that ‘overall clinical consequences may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza, which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%.” Meanwhile, the disastrous public health consequences as result of lockdowns have been reported by many media and in a public letter to President Trump stating that “keeping schools closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come; that millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but will be called depression, alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke or kidney failure – and in youths called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty and abuse. https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/07/13/many-medical-experts-were-against-lockdowns-the-media-just-didnt-want-us-know/?utm_source=rsmorningbriefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&bcid=be9796dd8b3cfc7f2a550c6bec436c84  
  • “THE FUTURE OF COMMERCE BELONGS TO ‘FRICTIONLESS’ ORGANIZATIONS” – those focused on making customer experience, employee involvement, supplier interface and operational control all easier, by utilizing digital technologies and by taking humans out of the equation. “When removing friction from a process or system, the people in that system get back one of the only things that is utterly non-renewable: TIME… and everyone values their own time more than they used to… A frictionless experience delivers exactly what people want, exactly when and where they want it… At this point, frictionless operation is a requirement” for ultimate business survival.   [WIRED.COM – 6/23/20]
  • IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM, Burger King this week began offering a ‘Reduced Methane Emissions Beef Whopper’ in Los Angeles and four other cities. The patties are made with beef “sourced from cows which fart less often by feeding on a diet tweaked with lemongrass leaves” developed by scientists at U.C.-Davis and Autonomous University in Mexico. The BK twitter announcement this week was a kids singing commercial which has to be seen to be believed: https://twitter.com/hashtag/CowsMenu?src=hashtag_click

      “The spread of Covid is based on two factors: (1) How dense the population is; and (2) How dense the population is… If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that stupidity travels faster than any virus on the planet.”

       Just in case you care about who is funding BLM and how funds are disbursed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61do-MF8aw0