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Episode-2437- Listener Feedback for 5-13-19 — 12 Comments

  1. Just finished with the Frontier Fintech Summit this weekend, and it is wild to see all the stuff people are working on and seeing how regulators (largely crypto-friendly in the local case) are trying to keep up. One thing one local company in Mongolia had created and was promoting there were their “loyalty coins”; essentially a rewards program on a blockchain. This is exactly the kind of thing that you talked about at one point during that segment, just linked to one company rather than a community.

    The more I think about this, the more potential I see in applying this loyalty coin idea to shops and service providers within a community. I’m going to spend some time looking into this… crypto mining is good, but I need to find something in this space to be my next step beyond just being a miner.

  2. Adding to the Amazon automation discussion:

    It’s not in the forefront right now, but Amazon is reducing their demand for packing boxes altogether through their SIOC (ships in own container) program. Basically, the manufacturer or supplier of the product designs and packs the carton for the product which also acts as the outer shipper. The manufacturer ships to Amazon DCs, Amazon ships the product unchanged to the customer.

    The kicker here is that Amazon is requiring their vendors to redesign their packaging systems to meet SIOC by August 1st 2019, or face an ongoing chargeback from them.

    https://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/amazon-incentivizes-brands-to-create-frustration-free-packaging-2018-09-18

    SIOC and FFP (Frustration Free Packaging) have been around for years, what’s changed is the requirement to go to these certifications. A manufacturer/ supplier has to submit a new package design and samples to a 3rd party lab for testing to ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) 6-AMAZON SIOC protocol and certification.

    So, not only is Amazon replacing jobs with automation, they’re reducing the demand for those jobs to begin with.

    More info here:

    https://www.aboutamazon.com/sustainability/packaging

  3. Yea tons of stuff shows up now in just the box it came in, especially when delivered by a driver vs. UPS, etc.

  4. Regarding grants…

    My company offers grants for a number of things, but primarily for community charities and environmental projects. If you’re asking for a corporate grant, try to find a point of contact with the company and have a phone call with them.

    For our grants, you ALWAYS ask for more than you want. You may get it all; you may get only a fraction. Regardless, we can never give you MORE than you ask for.

    NOTE: If you’re in AR, MS, LA, or southeast TX and have a permacultury project or something else that benefits the environment, we may have some money for you. Nick Ferguson tried for it a couple years ago with a biogas project that was a no-go. However, we give funding out for things that range from community gardens to large scale land improvements.

  5. Regarding chores. I agree that chores should be “required” (in quotes because children gladly do them when they are young and if they start when they are young they continue to do them when they are old without complaint – usually) from a young age.

    With your response I was thinking that taking someone’s stuff wasn’t necessarily the best thing in the world to do. To me that feels like you are stealing their stuff. I think a more “natural” consequence that follows is, if you don’t help out around the house then we won’t help you either, so when mom makes dinner, you don’t get any. When I do X then you don’t get any. If you need cash and you haven’t done any chores you don’t get any.

    But once you have an item it should be yours forever no take backs. Unless you are doing something seriously self destructive with that item. So, it would be the exception not the rule.

    • To steal the other party must rightfully OWN the item being taken. My kid when he was a minor didn’t own much it was provided to him as my son. It is mine, I own it and he lives in MY HOME, it is all mine, everything even the stuff that is his, is first mine until such time as he has his own home or at least pays rent to live in my home.

      Specifically things like internet access, cell phones, etc. If the kid isn’t paying the bill he owns ZERO and has no rights to it, only privileges which are revoke-able. You go ahead and try the entire if you don’t help I won’t help thing if you want, I expect it to float like a lead balloon.

      In the end as well, it isn’t stolen even if you consider something “theirs” say a game system. I didn’t take it for my own use, I have made it so they can’t use it, that is all. Usually I didn’t even take possession of it, simply, you don’t get to use that now and God help you if I catch you doing so.

      I could be wrong Jon but you sound like you never have been a parent or are a brand new one.

  6. There is a homeopathic researcher tracking and predicting influenza outbreaks, at http://paulherscuepidemics.blogspot.com/,

    Their regular website is http://www.nesh.com/ New England School of Homeopathy. They do charge for reports and their Herscu Letters, a Journal on the current and past research on Homeopathy. I haven’t dug into the the research as I am still learning the basics, but the information and homeopathic remedies they are using to help millions of people get through the influenza outbreaks with little or no detrimental effects to their continued health and many times stronger.

  7. There is a homeopathic researcher tracking and predicting influenza outbreaks, at www(dot)paulherscuepidemics(dot)blogspot(dot)com

    Their regular website is http://www.nesh.com/ New England School of Homeopathy. They do charge for reports and their Herscu Letters, a Journal on the current and past research on Homeopathy. I haven’t dug into the the research as I am still learning the basics, but the information and homeopathic remedies they are using to help millions of people get through the influenza outbreaks with little or no detrimental effects to their continued health and many times stronger.

  8. Okay it must have been the link to the blogspot.  Okay your machine’s not broke.

    …also how come the name and address dialog box below doesn’t remember me anymore, I have to fill it out every time I post now. I do, but it’s kind of frustrating sometimes.

     

     

  9. Wow, I never thought of lobbyists that way. Now that makes more sense. They would stand to lose more money to competition than they have to spend making the Bill or Law. That puts everything in a totally different light.

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