• AS IF EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT/ MOTIVATION/ RETENTION WASN’T TOUGH ENOUGH THESE DAYS, our California senate has now set new Regulations effective January 1st, requiring companies with more than 15 employees to: (1) for all job recruitment postings, include the “applicable pay scale”; (2) Provide employees, upon request, with pay scale for the position they hold; and (3) maintain records of each employee’s job title & wage rate history for three years after termination, available for inspection by the Labor Commissioner.
  • AFTER DECADES OF “SCOFFING AT THE IDEA OF BANNING LAWMAKERS FROM TRADING INDIVIDUAL STOCKS, and defending the principle that congressional colleagues should be able to fully participate in the free market economy,” Nancy Pelosi (whose family net worth has increased by $140 million since the 2008 financial crisis) last week garnered media publicity by supporting a ‘Conflicts of Interest in Government Act,’ but neglected to bring the measure to a vote before adjourning for the midterm elections. [LBN EXAMINER – 10/16/22]
  • OF SOME 16 BILLION MOBILE PHONES POSSESSED WORLDWIDE, a third are discarded or stashed away every year, equivalent to a stack thirty-thousand miles high (100 times higher than the International Space Station). Despite the fact that mobile phones contain valuable materials – like gold/ copper/ silver/ palladium – a European countries survey found that nearly half of waste is not collected or recycled; in low-income countries, the percentage exceeds 95% “hoarded, dumped or incinerated, causing significant health & environmental harm.” The EU Parliament has now regulated a ‘single charger standard’ for all new smartphones/ tablets/ cameras to purportedly cut over 1,000 metric tons of electronic waste, but the regulation is not effective for two years and is a drop-in-the-bucket against some 45-million tons of annual unrecycled waste.  [PHYS.ORG – 10/13/22]
  • LATEST CANCER RISKS COME FROM ALCOHOL AND SOFT DRINKS. According to latest research published in UK journal BMC Public Health, one bottle of wine weekly – equivalent to smoking 5 to 10 cigarettes – is tied to 1% increased risk in men and 1.4% in women, a result of damages to cells and hormones, whether beer wine or spirits.  And an 18-year study of 90,000 females, just published in Current Developments in Nutrition found that drinking one 12-oz sugar-sweetened soft drink daily increased liver cancer risk by 73%.  [NY PRESS NEWS – 9/4/22 and NEWSBREAK.COM – 10/14/22]
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:   Amazing magic trick:  https://1funny.com/magic-trick-leave-you-stunned/

The Unified Theory of Wokeness. Bill Maher’s take on Presentism – judging everyone from the past as if they should have known better. Humorous and brilliant perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=schuzjknjYE   

And equally clever take on the absurdity of Preferred Pronoun Personality Disorder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEaRnAR0dlw

Latest from San Diego public schools: (1) “Overthrowing heteronormativity – norms about false gender binary assignment of sex at birth, which students are forced to conform to – promoting a constellation of new sexual identities such as genderqueer/ pansexual/ and two-spirit.” (2) And stupider: ‘Boo Bash,’ a ‘family friendly’ drag show for elementary school kids – being promoted by a County Supervisor as “the queerest free Halloween party for youth and families! Hope to see y’all there!… Having a ‘trans’ kid is this year’s virtue signal winner for progressive chardonnay clubs,  promoted by Democrats and the Alphabet Mafia, with the Halloween show being sponsored by a San Francisco Gender Clinic… What the hell is wrong with these people?”  [LBN EXAMINER and TOWNHALL – 10/16/22]