The Way it Is Issue 20

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The Way It Is, Issue 20

World Around Us

  • British billionaire Richard Branson said global business leaders were left dumbfounded by President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that companies are now even more driven to invest in clean energy
  • The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.
  • A NewYorker report claims Russian interference goes back at least to the Regan contests.  They have gotten a lot better at it in recent years.
  • What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?

The rapidly changing world of work.

  • Even “secure” government jobs are not safe anymore as Trump cuts billions out domestic programs.
  • Analysis of the impact of the Republican budget on essential programs. If you have a job supported by Federal Government funding you better be prepared for a shock.
  • Manufacturing, transportation, and utilities top the list of industries investing the most in the Internet of Things.
  • Some scenarios are impossible to realistically recreate in training. Enter virtual reality. VR will be the training tool of tomorrow, and in many cases, tomorrow is today.

Around Hawaii

  • The Blue Zone Project promotes small changes that can lead to a longer, better life
  • Micro-grids are coming
  • Hydro power coming to Oahu?
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries can soon start growing pot but they run the risk of intervention by the Fed.

Computer Tips

  • Google’s big warning about insecure sites. Why you need SSL, and what are its limitations?

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Work in the 21st Century

The 21st Century workforce is changing faster than could ever be imagined.

Globalization and new technology are changing the kinds of jobs that are available. Manufacturing jobs are being replaced by smart machines. Cash register clerks will be sensors that know what you took off the shelf and charge your credit card as you leave the store. No lines and no waiting. Truck drivers will be replaced by self-driving trucks. How is your job going to be affected? If your work is routine and repetitive, it will be gone in 10 years.

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SB3034 Marcy’s Law as of 4/19/16

Marcy’s law is legislation to ensure the victim has rights as well as the accused. The legislation assures the victim standing in court and requires the victim be notified as to the status of the perpetrator. The victim can participate in parole hearings and will be notified if the perpetrator is released from prison. There is more and if you want the details click here.

If you believe victims of crime should have rights defined in law, encourage these legislators to pass SB3034.

SB3034 is in Conference.  Conference Committees do not take testimony so the only way to influence this legislation is to talk directly with Conference Committee Members.  Call today. Time is short.

House Conferees are:
Rhoads, 586-6180 and LoPresti, 586-6080 are Co-Chairs of the committee
House Committee Members are
San Buenaventura, 586-6530
Pouha, 586-6380

Senate Conferees are:
Keith-Agaran 586-7344 Chair; Tokuda 587-7215 Co-Chair;
Senate Committee member Gabbard. 586-6830

Kaneohe/Kahalu’u Hazard Awarness Program(KKHARP)

KKHARP holds its meetings every 4th Tuesday (6:30) at the LDS church near King Intermediate School.

Last night (2/23/16) we discussed how the public is warned of impending emergencies.

From sirens to those annoying streamers across your TV screen, we are probably aware of most of the ways we get a warning. You may not know about nixle which streams warnings to any smart phone. It even works on some not so smart phones. Go to www.nixle.com and at the bottom of the screen enter your zip code. That will take you to a screen which will display all the announcements related to your community.

I recommend you go to settings and eliminate everything except Honolulu Department of Emergency Management. You may want to eliminate community announcements. This is the way I have set up my Nixle:

Nixle settings

You can join Nixle from your smart phone, but you can only adjust the settings from your computer.

Of course, it is important to get current information, but you must know how to respond to the information you get. For instance in a Tsunami alert, do not try to get out of Waikiki. Go to above the 3rd floor on any reinforced concrete highrise. The hotels have to let you in.

Next month we will be discussing personal preparedness. Then in March we start a series of 4 meeting designed to help us maximize our community resilience.

Because the emergency response in Kaneohe will be much different from in Kahaluu, we need to form two committees to help inventory our resources and plan our response. The one thing our two communities hold in common is, it is quite possible we will be cut off from the town side of the island. Kahaluu has a serious problem that must be incorporated into their planning. A hurricane or tsunami can make Kamehameha Hwy impassable and communities will be cut off for an extended time.

You have missed a lot, but it is not to late for you to be involved. We have a core group of about 30 people but we need you. If you want to volunteer, come to our next meeting or click the button [thrive_link color=’red’ link=’http://wp.me/P2tHjW-6l’ target=’_blank’ size=’small’ align=”]Drop us a note[/thrive_link]