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News Briefs

January 5, 2022 Kazakhstan is in a revolutionary state with hundreds of thousands of people protesting a variety of problems including governmental corruption, Covid issues and the former president. The people have stormed their main airport.

January 4, 2022 Mr. Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney, has stated that his office will no longer request jail time for a variety of formerly jailable offenses. One has to question if this will reduce crime in the city or if it will be a type of green light for criminals. This policy seems to be counter to Mayor Eric Adams campaign promise to get tougher with criminals.

January 4, 2022 Mayor Eric Adams is asking banks and businesses to open up and have their employees return to the offices, rather than working remotely. Office workers eat in restaurants, and spend money locally. The key problem with this request is that Mayor Adams has also extended the vaccine requirement for workers, which is something that a sizable portion of the workforce refuses to do.

January 3, 2022 The weatherman was wrong again. It had been predicted that NYC would experience between 1 and 1.5 inches of snow today, but instead, not a single snow flake hit the city. One has to question the effectiveness of the billions of dollars of weather satellites.

January 2, 2022 Brazilian beat the mayor of Toritama after he imposed a vaccination passport in order to participate in society.

January 2, 2022 Perhaps as many as a 100,000 people have protested in Holland against the new Dutch Covid lockdowns.

January 2, 2022 Austria has announced Draconian rules that can place you in prison for up to a year, a large fine and loss of driving license for those who refuse to submit to the experimental Covid vaccination.

January 2, 2022 In England, black patients are three times more likely than average to be hospitalized with Omicron.

January 2, 2022 In NYC, the MTA expects longer wait times due to Covid related crew shortages. As with airlines, the employee shortage is caused by workers refusing to be vaccinated and by employees who have been tested positive for Covid

January 2, 2022 Some airlines, which have a massive employee shortage, have temporarily doubled flight attendants pay, while tripling pilots pay. The employee shortage is caused by workers refusing to be vaccinated and by employees who have been tested positive for Covid

January 2, 2022 According to the Daily Mail, a study done by McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute Hospital, a study of 1,500 Americans showed reduced cognitive ability which they are speculating to people being worried about the Covid pandemic. Other individuals and groups have claimed that mask wearing reduces cognitive ability because between 7 and 12% of the air breathed is rebreathed.

January 2, 2022 Worldometer claimed that 42.6 million abortions were performed in 2021. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is a private organization, 3.5 million people died from Covid, though some have disputed this number.

January 2, 2022 The CEO of OneAmerica Insurance company based in Indiana claims that deaths among people aged from 18 to 64 is up by 40% which he stated is a huge number to happen.

January 2, 2022 Major cell phone companies have rejected a request by the Federal Aviation Administration to delay the 5G launch date. This puts the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

January 2, 2022 The Chinese government in Beijing is cracking down on dissent and freedom of the press in Hong Kong with the closure of Strand News in Hong Kong. Until recently, the Hong Kong province of China has been largely left alone by the Chinese central government. In the United States, dissent and censorship is largely conducted by private companies and on-line social media outlets.

January 2, 2022 Mayor Eric Adam's rode his bicycle to work.

January 2, 2022 An additional 1,900 flights were cancelled countrywide with the airline hubs of Chicago and Denver being the hardest hit.

January 1, 2022 In one of his first acts as new mayor, Mayor Eric Adams decided to continue former Mayor Bill DeBlasio's New York City's Covid State of emergency and to continue the indoor vaccination mandate. This continuation comes as a surprise to many businesses suffering from a major loss of customers, as well as continues to put pressure on the real estate office rental market since a sizable percentage of the population refuses to be vaccinated, claiming that the short term effects can be dangerous and that the long term effects are a complete unknown. It is estimated that less than 25% of Black New York City residents have been vaccinated and thus this ruling significantly hurts Black New Yorker's. The total number of New York City residents who are vaccinated is not completely known. Official figures claim a vaccination rate of 78%, but others claim that the true rate is significantly lower. It is a matter of debate if these restrictions prevents the spread of the Covid virus. We now know that a person without any serious underlying medical issues has a 99.98% chance of full recovery from Covid, even if not vaccinated.

January 1, 2022 A thousand homes burnt to the ground in Colorado and this was followed by a major snow storm, which covered the burnt out homes.

January 1, 2022 Taiwan, which has some of the strongest privacy laws in the world, plans to adapt the European Union on-line censorship proposals, which includes recording internet users activities, among other new rules.

January 1, 2022 It is estimated that over 2500 flights were cancelled yesterday because of a lack of flight personnel. The vaccine mandate has caused massive supply chain and service chain disruptions since so many well educated people refuse to submit to the mandated Covid emergency use "vaccine". One family flying from San Francisco to New York city was scheduled to fly at 9pm, however because of the massive number of flight cancellations, they did not board the plane till 4am, seven hours after their flight was originally scheduled to leave. Many people were not as lucky and had their flights cancelled completely, rather than just delayed.

January 1, 2021 New NYC Mayor Eric Adams, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Mayor Eric Adams was sworn in to be the 110 Mayor of the City of New York and the second black American mayor after former Mayor David Dinkins. News1.net, which endorsed Mayor Adams, wishes him the best of success in leading this great city.

January 1, 2021 The crowds watching in person, the famous "ball dropping" from the former Times Square Building to mark that the start of the new year, was greatly limited to about 15,000 people, who had to wait for many hours before the event took place.

January 1, 2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's hope that 2022 brings back a return to constitutional and basic human freedoms, that has been so damaged by repressive and Draconian laws and non-law mandates world wide. Freedom of travel, freedom to conduct business, freedom of association, freedom of social interaction and so much more has been greatly harmed by the introduction of questionable measures to control the Covid-19 virus, without clear, tested, scientific based reasons. Many basic freedoms have been "temporarily" suspended. It would seem that the worse elements of totalitarian regimes such as National Socialist Germany and the Soviet Union have been adapted with hardly a peep out of the bulk of the population. Let us indeed hope for a better 2022.

January 1, 2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31, 2021 New York State health officials have determined that non-whites have priority for limited Covid vaccination pill. Questions related to racism, favoritism and legality may be an issue here.

December 29, 2021 The Covid vaccination does not seem to be working in Denmark. 92% of the Omicron cases are by those who have had at least one vaccination shot.

December 28, 2021 CityMD, the walk in medical clinic, will temporarily be closing 31 offices since they are short staffed. Some blame the Covid vaccination mandate for all workers.

December 26, 2021 Protests over vaccination deaths spread in South Korea.

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!


George Washington Praying Christmastime

December 25, 2021 Diners who wanted to eat at a Trump restaurant in Trump Plaza were turned away because they refused to show proof of Covid Vaccination. In New York State, only New York City has this requirement to eat indoors.

December 24, 2021 A Belgian outpost in Antarctica was hit by an outbreak of Covid 19, even though all of the workers had been vaccinated prior to arriving and had been tested both before and after they arrived and had never been in contact with any outsiders. This brings up a number of issues including if the Covid-19 tests work, if the Covid emergency use "vaccination" itself works, if what is called Covid-19 even a virus and if it has ever been isolated, and how could they have contracted Covid-19, if they did not have contact with the outside world. A most unusual situation.

December 24, 2021 More U.S. Marines have been discharged from service for refusing to take the emergency authorized Covid-19 vaccination. Some question the effectiveness and the short and long term safety of the vaccination, which was developed in only a few months and the questions surround the science behind it.

2021 Christmas decorations from New York City and the surrounding area

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December 23, 2021 President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden held a call in talk show. After one caller finished, he declared "Let's go Brandon", which is a code phrase among some conservative to mean "F--k Joe Biden. Stunningly, President Biden responded to this crude comment by saying "I agree" and then added "Let's go Brandon".

December 23, 2021 It is estimated that 35% of Germans have not had a single Covid "vaccination" shot.

December 19, 2021 Senator Manchin (D) of West Virginia has stated that he will vote against the controversial trillion dollar "Build Back Better" spending bill being pushed by President Biden. Senator Manchin's no vote would prevent the bill from passing.

December 19, 2021 the New York City City Council voted to ban the use of Natural gas in all new buildings, starting in 2023. How the new buildings will be heated after this point is a matter of question since electricity is expensive and the electric grid may well be overwhelmed if only electricity is used for heating and cooking purposes.

December 18, 2021 Pope Francis has issued new guidelines that are designed to limit the ability of local Catholic priests from saying the Catholic Mass in Latin. The Latin Mass had been the main mass for over 1,000 years, but was gradually changed starting just after World War 2 in steps until 1969 when effectively the Latin Mass was completely banned. Then in the early 2,000's, Pope Benedict issued a proclamation again permitting the age old Latin Mass and calling it the Mass in "Extraordinary form".

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Beautiful Christmas decoration at and inside of the historic and distinguished National Arts Club.

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It's never a good idea to have an accident with a police car.

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December 16, 2021 President Biden has predicted a "winter of death" for the unvaccinated (regarding the Covid-19 emergency use vaccination).

December 14, 2021 Many industries are experiencing extreme worker and employee shortages that is causing shortages and delays in the product supply chain, as well as problems in the service and medical hospital businesses. It is estimated that between 40 and 60 percent of educated and skilled workers refuse to be vaccinated and have thus lost their jobs, because of various vaccine mandates. Further, unskilled labor refuses to work for the extremely low wages that were paid to them in the past. They now rightfully are demanding a basic living wage. In city environments, it is estimated that a basic living wage would be between $30 and $45 per hour.

December 14, 2021 It is estimated that 20% of the people who have purchased tickets to attend concerts and other events do not show up. It is believed that they do not realize that in New York City, they must show proof of vaccination to enter entertainment venues, unlike the rest of the state that does not have such restrictions.

December 12, 2021 The FDA is working with the United States Postal Service to stop shipments of Ivermectin, that many people feel cures or treats Covid and other viruses better than the prescribed drugs and in lieu of the Covid 19 vaccination, which about 50% of the population fears is dangerous. Ivermectin has been used to prevent and treat river blindness and other ailments since 1989, without any known side effects.

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Covid is still a concern among some people.

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Macy's seasonal rather than Christmas display window

December 10, 2021 NY Gov Hochul has ordered a statewide indoor mask mandate and up to $1,000 fine to be paid by businesses for each violation. There is some question as to if she has this authority since in the United States, laws can only be enacted by an elected body such as a senate or city council.

December 8, 2021 Billionaire Mr. Michael Steinhardt has handed over over $70 million in stolen ancient artifacts to be returned to museums and cultural centers worldwide.

December 8, 2021 The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that price inflation for November has been the highest in 40 years, being 6.8%. In 1982, the rate of inflation was 7.2%. Some people feel that the "true" rate of inflation could be well over 20%.

December 8, 2021 Today is the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which ended on December 8th, 1991. The republics of the former Soviet Union Suffered from extreme socialist and communist tyranny for 67 years (74, if one considers 1917 the founding of the USSR, which did not officially come in to existence till 1924).

December 7th, 2021. Today is the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which destroyed the American fleet. At the time in 1941, Hawaii was not a state, but rather a U.S. Territory. Hawaii did not become a state until 1959.

December 7, 2021 Bill Gates, one of the founders of the Microsoft company, released his GatesNotes where it seems that he is calling on governments to censor social media and seems to encourage the "New Normal", which many people feel in an infringement on basic freedoms and rights.

December 6th, 2021 According to NYC City Council Minority leader Mr. Joe Borelli, 45% of Blacks, 40% of whites and 30% of Hispanics have not been vaccinated and are thus prevented from working in most NYC businesses.

December 4, 2021 Chris Cuomo fired from CNN as a result of him violating what some consider journalistic standards.

December 4, 2021 NYC is cracking down on businesses that will not accept cash since it is estimated that over 25% of mostly low income New Yorkers do not have access to debit or credit cards. Fines can range into the thousands of dollars.

November 29, 2021 New York Governor Kathy Hochul was criticized for referring to a Christmas Tree as a "holiday tree".

November 27, 2021 New York Governor Kathy Hochul declare an executive state of emergency postponing elective hospital surgeries.

November 24, 2021 Proof of vaccination is now required to enter the United States. This is unusual in that no vaccination has had full FDA approval, but only has a temporary emergency authorization for use.

November 21, 2021 Protests over vaccine mandates and lockdowns are held throughout Europe attracting hundreds of thousands of protestors.

November 19, 2021 Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in relation to the Kenosha shooting where he used his licensed rifle to defend himself, when he was attacked by angry rioters.

Christmas Past
How it was before the Covid hysteria

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OP-ED
1.2 TRILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

Infrastructure program: New York City is about to receive billions of dollars of the enormous money that has been granted by Congress (and paid for by the taxpayers). Cable Cars: One proposal is to build a series of cable cars, similar to the Roosevelt Island cable car, to make additional connections between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Manhattan and New Jersey and Brooklyn and Staten Island. Further, it is proposed that a cable car going along the east side of Manhattan, from the East Village up to the upper east side of Manhattan. While this is an interesting proposal, such issues as cost verses benefit and perhaps safety comes to mind. Will this billion dollar project really improve NYC transportation? Will a cable car dangling over the Hudson River or over New York Harbor between Brooklyn and Staten Island in the high winds of winter really be safe? We recommend that this project be very carefully analyzed and put to public scrutiny before being adapted.

Subway Safety Gates: We firmly recommend that the City Of New York finally adapt Frank X. Didik's proposal for subway safety gates. The entire project to put subway gates on all subway and elevated train platforms would cost an estimated $600 million dollars and would ultimately save countless lives and would prevent hundreds of people a year from losing limbs and being permanently disabled. Read more about this remarkable proposal here - read more.


Subway Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ... read more ...

Subway Noise: In addition to the much needed subway gate proposal an additional proposal to greatly lower subway noise could be achieved over several years and would cost an estimated 500 million dollars. This would make riding the subway much more pleasant and bring NYC up to the standards of the Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow and most modern subway systems. Presently, NYC's subway system is aged and and far below the current global standards. Read more here about reducing subway noise.

Greatly reduce train noise A significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective..read more ...

A $40 per hour minimum wage? ...Frank X. Didik, September 22, 2021
 In 1962, the average 35 year old working man was able to support a wife, 3 or 4 children, own a house in the suburbs, have 2 cars and had enough money to go on a vacation once or twice a year. Today, it takes two highly educated people working to buy a small one or two bedroom coop or condo, car ownership is rare and they can only afford to have one or two children at best. To achieve what a man in 1962 made per week and to regain the standard of living of that time, the minimum wage must be increased to $40 per hour. The gradual decline over the past 60 years should be changed. Perhaps "shock treatment" that was recommended to the former communist countries in Eastern Europe by "experts" from leading American Universities, should be the guide for this sudden increase in the average (minimum) wage. Several things would happen. First, people would initially spend much more money and this would almost instantly create huge demand. At the same time, it is very possible that prices would go up, though perhaps not as fast as one might expect, since production efficiency is much greater today than in 1962. Finally, it might be necessary to implement trade barriers. This of course would run counter to the direction of globalism. Perhaps it is time to modify the notion of globalism and take into account the different global cultures, work ethics and achievements.

 

Brief Comments

A reminder to fellow citizens When you walk down the street, just remember that every person who you pass by, regardless of their race or physical appearance, or if they are rich or poor, has their own goals and aspirations, trials and tribulations and each person must be treated with basic respect and dignity.

It is essential to individualize and not generalize. Each group has their good and bad and one must not fall into the trap of assuming that everyone in a particular group is the same or thinks the same. Sometimes in our rush or arrogance, we forget these basic truths.

 News and opinions on the Corona Virus and it's effect on society and the economy has moved to the following page: Click Here

 

"Northern Eastern Circle"
A fact finding 1,500 mile road trip through rural north eastern USA. Click here for details.

"Southern Circle"
A fact finding 3,000 mile road trip through the deep south. Click here for details.

Olympic Note: We decided not to cover the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics because of the severe restrictions and a possible 14 day hotel quarantine.

Defund? Some anti-police groups have called for the defunding of the police around the country. Question: late at night, if you are traveling in an empty subway car and two police officers come on, do you feel threatened or are you relieved and hope that they stay on for the duration of your trip? The answer is obvious. The police are essential to maintaining order in any society.

Corona Paycheck program read more
Remote salary protection read more
Internet censorship read more
People should be responsible for themselves and carry their own weight in society read more

Career first and family later? read more

 


Frank X. Didik aboard "The Futurist", anchored in a New York Harbor.

Thoughts on science, business and society today
By Frank X. Didik - News1.net editor.

What if and what can or might be.


The 1956 Firebird was to be self driving.
Self Driving Cars? If you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant "driver" of the car? I have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving cars can help reduce accidents and enhance society, I am for them. Besides the technical aspects, there are many other issues that must be worked out. My concerns regarding self driving cars including liability, safety, morality and effectiveness. ...read more ...

 


Bicycles? What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide?...read more ...

What about? ..

Old Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored knowledge. Are we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve our computer written records, books, photographs, video and knowledge? We must have an international agreement and an organization, perhaps under auspices of the United Nations, dedicated to preserving our global digital records so that future generations can access the information and knowledge that we store on computer readable formats.

If you wanted to, would you be able to read a:

    3 1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
    cd-rom or a dvd?
    12" optical disk?
    9 track tape?
    IBM punch card?
    Paper punch tape?

If you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now? In a few years, our latest computer formats and storage devices, such as USB drives, will also be obsolete. I have deep concerns about the longevity of our knowledge and of computer records, ...read more ...

What if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine, if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs really die out? Further, consider that ... read more ...

What is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if gravity can be modulated? Today most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous? Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just the beginning since ...read more ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An excellent selection of photographs and commentary, primarily from New York City:

Main Page and index to more recent months

Holloween October 2021 September October 2021
July August 2021 Defeat in Afghanistan, NYC Vax passport, new rules to prevent unvaccinated from entering restuarants, social events
June 2021 New York Opens up for summer and about the Tokyo Olympics
Late May 2021 NYC is coming back to life.
Early May 2021 Covid hysteria is dying down and people are beginning to live life
April 2021 NYC and the World
March 2021 Life in NYC getting back to a new normal
February 2021 Snow, cold, people getting used to the socalled "New Normal". Relative calm in NYC
January 2021 Protests around the United States including in Washington DC, NYC Snow storms, eating outside in the cold in NYC
Christmas Time 2020 Christmas time 2020, election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Protests and more
Summer and Fall 2020 Happenings around New York City in relative calm
May and June 2020 Massive protests, looting and rioting by the groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Also shows the after effects of a boarded up city.
March and April 2020 An empty, silent New York City from March and April, 2020
Earlier months and years
Photographic Index from around the world

Early New York City Building Photographs from 1995 to 2005 (Pre Street view)

 

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An excellent selection of photographs and commentary from 2020, primarily from New York City:

Main Page and index to more recent months
April 2021 NYC and the World
March 2021 Life in NYC getting back to a new normal
February 2021 Snow, cold, people getting used to the socalled "New Normal". Relative calm in NYC
January 2021 Protests around the United States including in Washington DC, NYC Snow storms, eating outside in the cold in NYC
Christmas Time 2020 Christmas time 2020, election results between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Protests and more
Summer and Fall 2020 Happenings around New York City in relative calm
May and June 2020 Massive protests, looting and rioting by the groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Also shows the after effects of a boarded up city.
March and April 2020 An empty, silent New York City from March and April, 2020
Earlier months and years
Photographic Index from around the world
Early New York City Building Photographs from 1995 to 2005 (Pre Street view)

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Eric Adams was sworn in as the City of New York's 110 mayor on January 1st, 2022. Most New Yorkers are very hopeful that new Mayor Adam's will again put the city on the right track. Unfortunately, under the leadership of former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the city experienced a significant rise in crime, lower freedoms, neglect in many infrastructure areas and concerns about the education of the children. Mayor Adam's has promised to reinstitute the much needed NYPD street division, refund the police department to bring back law and order. We are all hopeful that Mayor Adams will reinvigorate our city and be the shining light for the country.

NEWS1.net endorsed Mr. Eric Adams to be the next mayor for the City of New York. Mr. Adams has served New York City in many capacities including being a police officer, a state senator and presently the Brooklyn Borough President. I can testify that Mr. Adams has gone out of his way to serve the people of New York. For example, he made is a point to personally come and attend relatively small, downtown Brooklyn community meetings. He was so modest, that many people did not realize that he was the Brooklyn Borough President. News1.net is confident that Mr. Adams will be the mayor for all the people in New York City and will bring back law and order, encourage business activity and continue to make New York City the envy of the world. We endorse Mr. Eric Adams as the next Mayor for the City of New York.

Covid/Corona Virus
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Inflation is back with a vengeance. Just a month ago, News1.net wrongly predicted that inflation would be minimal, even with the massive "printing" of "money". Apparently, our analysis was completely wrong..inflation is back and is as sever, if not more so, than the 1980-1982. Items such as housing purchases, used automobiles, fuel and food has increase has been astounding ranging from 15% to over 35% more than just one year ago.
From the right, Frank Didik, Dr. Eric Bitterman, Chairman of Deutche Welle, Dr. Jachem Reppmann, and publisher Walter at the Von Steuben formal event in New York City. Though Frank Didik does not have any German background, he enjoys the inginuety and drive of the German people.

Frank X. Didik with former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, at Gracy Mansion. Former Mayor DeBlasio served two terms in office and then as per term limits, had to leave office at the end of his second term. Mr DeBlasio original birth name (May 8, 1961) was Warren Wilhelm Jr. and later used the name Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm and then finally adapted his mother's maiden name DeBlasio and today is commonly known as Bill DeBlasio. Mr.DeBlasio was succeeded as mayor on Jnuary 1st, 2022 by new mayor Eric Adams, who became New York City's 110 mayor.

Massive inflation coming?
Frank X. Didik, January 2, 2021. At the start of 2020, it was estimated that the United States national debt was 21 Trillion dollars. As of January 2, 2021, as a result of the vast "printing" of additional money for Covid Relief and other expenses, this debt is estimated at just under 30 trillion dollars. Surely, one would think that a 30% increase in money supply would lead to significant inflation, but this has not happened. I believe that this is primarily because of vast production surpluses, on every level including manufacturing, services and farming. Robotics, efficient computerized allocation of resources and transportation has produced enough for everyone, without pressure on the market. January 1, 2022 update: Unfortunately, my analysis was wrong. I did not take into consideration several important labor factors. First, when it was permitted to return to work, many workers refused since a new requirement was pushed, that is that the workers had to submit to the experimental Covid-19 vaccination and many workers refused because of fears regarding the possibility of short and long term safety of the vaccination. Further some refused that vaccination since aborted fetal cells were used in some steps in the development of the vaccination. Another issue, particularly in lower paid jobs, is that people became used to the extra money that they had been given while on job furlows and now refuse to return to low paying jobs, that do not pay enough to live a basic standard of living. These factors have greatly disrupted supply chain, not only in the United States but on a global basis.

DO NOT DEFUND THE POLICE With skyrocketing crime, it is clear that NYC must have an effective and well funded NYPD otherwise we will be like the wild west.

Remote working, office space, the diminished need for employees Frank X. Didik, January 1, 2020 It is fascinating to note that as a result of the government imposed Covid-19 restrictions, that for a period of time, an estimated 30% of the population was out of work, and yet the country did not experience any long term shortages, in any area. One might say that this is a wake-up call for companies to show them that they have too many redundant employees. read more

NYC heat wave
NYPD Chief of Department attacked
Thousands of New Yorkers are leaving
A new job apprenticeships website
New Federal hiring guidelines
NYPD shows extreme professionalism and restraint Read more
NYC under curfew read more
Stores looted May 31, 2020 read more
Protests erupt in NYC read more
Congress proposesTRACE Act read more
History of Corona Virus read more
Gasoline & fuel prices plumet read more

Covid-19 April 2020 news. read more
Corona Shut-down read more
Congress aproves of2 trillion read more
Protestors object to shutdown read more
Photographs of empty New York Citymore
Federal reserve on Covid-19 read more

Prior News

OP-ED

Question: If people who are protesting are paid to protest, is it really a protest?

Question: If a humanitarian organization is paid for their services, are they really a humanitarian organization?

Question: If a charity receives most or all of its money from the government, is it really a charity considering that the tax payer is paying for their services?

Cell Phone Etiquette
Advice for the modern person - December 9, 2016 read more

Time to Rethink Bike Lanes
Advice for bicyle based cities
 - August 3, 2016 read more

On Education
Rethinking school and our education system

Should everyone attend college or university? ... read more ...

Can a college or a university really teach a person to be a businessman or an artist or good in any particular field? ... read more ...

How come all college undergraduate degree's require four years? Should some degrees require only one year while others perhaps six years? ... read more ...

What courses should and should not be taught at college or university? Can college or a university teach a person how to be a good business person, or how to be creative? ... read more ...

Reason, Logic and intellect is not reliable. The late Christopher Hitchens often stated that we should rely on our logic, reason and intellect to determine the truth. Many people who pride themselves as educated, intelligent and progressive believe the same. As reasonable as this seems, Galileo proved over 400 years ago that our logic, reason and intellect is unreliable and that only direct experimental data, should be relied upon. Galileo had dropped two balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they would hit the ground at the same time, rather than the heavier ball hitting the ground first, as almost everyone, including Aristotle, 2000 years ago, had assumed. Our logic, reason and intellect is not reliable and should only be viewed as speculation. Only direct experimentation and obtaining the same results, over and over again should be relied upon.

 

On Business

Investing in Startups. Good idea or bad? Is investing in a Startup, that has never proven itself in the market place, a good idea or a waste of money (and talent)? Historically, investors invested in companies that were swamped with orders and making money, but needed additional money to ... read more ...

Most efficient brain-storming method and how to make morning office meetings more productive and interesting ... read more ...

Superior advertising results

Producing the very best and most effective TV commercials The single purpose of a television commercial is to sell the product or service. The fact that an advertisement might be interesting, funny, informative or well produced is secondary to the main purpose, which is to sell the product or service. One should never leave the creation of the television commercial to the television producer or the video editor. ... read more ...

Building the most effective business websites Never let a "web designer" develop the website for you. A web designer should be produce the website under the supervision of an on line marketing master, usually working with ... read more ...

 


There is an alternative to population control. Restricting and discouraging the formation of families in order to stabilize or reduce population infringes on the freedom and rights of every human. There is another much better approach...read more ...

Questioning the results of modern science. For the last 100 years, we have been experiencing the collapse of real science. Theories, speculation and fantasy is the norm today. By definition, the scientific method is the ability to test and re-test and always get the same results, over and over. If an idea or a theory can not be tested, the idea must be viewed as speculation and not considered true, till that idea is proven without a doubt. Scientific theory has moved to areas that are beyond our present capability of testing and gradually a number of unproven theories have become accepted as fact without any real proof. Further, new theories have been developed based on old theories. Thus we have a situation where science today is largely based on theory upon theory. If something can not be proven, it falls into the realm of philosophy rather than science. This has led to...read more ...


What if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider that...read more ...

Can the speed of light vary, even if traveling under the same conditions, or in other words, is the speed of light really a constant? According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is a constant but ...read more ...

Science and media hype: Any sudden "revolutionary" scientific discovery, even if such discovery is written about in every newspaper and scientific journal, should be greeted with skepticism. Such a discovery should only be accepted after the bulk of scientists have have had a chance to review the discovery and confirm that it is in fact correct. Such things that come to mind include cold fusion, the so called "God Particle" and even the recent stated discovery of a "gravitational wave". All too often such media hype has come and gone without any real discovery or fundamental change. ..read more ...

What percentage of information, contained in science books is accurate and true? Are we in a post science period? Many science books today present ...read more ...

It is time to retest scientific properties. Verify results. I suggest that the properties of all materials be re-tested using modern technology and certify the results. Melting and boiling points, conductivity, hardness, and all physical properties of materials should be re-tested ...read more ...

Honesty and integrity in scientific research is essential in order to advance our knowledge base. When a scientist has worked for years to prove a particular theory and finds out that their work hasbeen in vain, it is difficult to admit that their original assumptions were wrong. Still it is vitally important ..read more ...

 

  
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