Poachers are cutting huge wooden knots which grow out of ancient redwood trees in northern California. Residents of Orick blame unemployment and drug abuse for the rise in illegal logging in the national park.
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Citizens' wellbeing is rising to the top of the political agenda in Britain. Just yesterday the government and its partners announced a What Works Centre for Wellbeing which initially has over £3.5 million over three years to investigate the d
Not too light that the work becomes unproductive, yet not too hard that it takes away from productivity. Pay decent wages with profits, even for low skilled employment, and don't sweat the short term profits so much. That's sanity and sustainability. Anything else is abuse or unsustainable.
I hypothesize that a first step to understanding how a government is working with its society is to map it out as a network relative to society. The object is to know how a government is directly and indirectly affecting a society in its present condition. From there, you can do research on how the government is affecting the parts of society it is reaching, which parts of society it is not reaching, and how it is not reaching those parts. From there, you can run computer experiments to see whether there is anything a government can do to change its structure, content, and/or behavior relative to a society and environment, thus enabling the search for optimal positions and policies that the government can take. If you can evaluate and track indicators within a society, you can effectively work to discover the society's "vital" measures, know how those are impacted by government, the environment, or the society's agents themselves.
It should be noted that economic indicators are lumped into the social indicators automatically and are considered a measure of the society's vitality, potential, sustainability, and survivability. Economies are networks as well and can be integrated into the larger social network graph as a "layer" that can be added to the overall graph. This can hypothetically be an integrated "overview" layer of the social world, kind of like how we can map out the networks of police, fire protection, healthcare, sewage, electricity, Internet, education, water, food, finance, taxation, goods, and service coverage that exists within and composes a society and it's economy independent of each other, with other parts, or all together, to get a comprehensive view of the social organism and the governmental organ relative and within the social organism.
In the end, it's all networks, overlapping, connecting, binding, flexing, and adapting to changing environmental, geological, geographical, political, social, and economic factors. The first step is to map it all out. The next step is to learn how parts affect other parts. The final step is to understand how to make those key decisions and choices within these networks such that you do the least amount of actual harm while doing the most amount of actual good. Reality is the judge; no human has that ability. The policies and actions will either work, not work, or work differently than was anticipated. Once we figure out how to map these networks and interconnected "small world" networks, we can begin to make more informed choices from government with regards to the policies we pursue, the laws and programs we draft to accomplish these policy aims, and how we enact and execute the laws and programs to maximize utility for the SOCIETY, which in turn, maximizes utility for the government and its members.
You want to govern forever?
I know that that is generally feasible, provided you've got a good heart, a good brain, a Hell of a sense of self interest, a genuine empathetic sense towards others' feelings and needs, the ability to admit mistakes and make real changes within yourself and within organizations' policies and procedures, and to communicate effectively with the lay public, such that you listen for what they need, and they actually comprehend what you're doing, why you're doing it to get those needs satisfied.
This is a BASIC model of how to develop and operate a government based on my comprehension of things as of 10/28/2014 CE. It is what will, I think, most likely stand the test of time in principle, if not entirely in practice throughout the changing conditions of humanity, its environment, and the universe as a whole. It will need to first, be accepted by the individual societies of the world before it can worked into the individual societies and cultures according to their own networked organizations and own processes of operating the network. This is not a one-size fits all solution by any stretch of the imagination. It is just a hypothesis for how to begin producing a government that operates in line with natural laws rather than on only the beliefs, sentiments, biases, opinions, and ignorance of individual human beings. Its aim is to honestly help the public in a self-interested fashion, from the perspective of the policy-maker and for the public that is served by the given government.
Map first. Study second. Experiment third. Execute fourth. Hold off all changes and experiments in practice until the first three stages are completed first.
May this benefit all living beings, on Earth, and beyond, from now, until the end of time, and beyond.
The essence of the correct ways to govern is to 1) always be flexible and open to the real conditions that are present in spite of how uncomfortable, upsetting, or unlikely they may be and 2) to always be willing and able to do what is actually in the best interests of everyone, even if you personally may take a hit for it. Specifics of policy choices are all negotiable to a point where there are some things that are objectively less healthy and some things that are objectively more healthy. The goal of a policy researcher is to identify the condition and proper response to any given situation that may arise within the context of the social, economic, environmental, political, and technological system of systems. Changing how we look and analyze a given situation will change the outcomes that are achieved. The ends justify the means, however, the means affect which ends are actually achieved. Always focus on the means relative to the situation, and be sure that the ends that you're trying to achieve are actually healthful, beneficial, and worth fighting for.
Our neurology hasn't yet evolved to the point where we can actually say that we can manage or comprehend the full complex of the system of systems. There are many people out there who honestly have malfunctioning neurons; people who don't know, don't care to know, and refuse to know that which is actually in their personal interests relative to the system of systems. Some of these people have managed to reach incredibly influential positions in our societies, which then degrades the overall quality of the networks for everyone, including themselves. The fact that the rest of the social system is not fighting back en masse to remove these pathological personalities and other countries and in the United States is symptomatic of a much deeper lethargy at work that could lead to the undoing of anything and everything that we value and cherish and need for surviving, while not eliminating the root causes of what's behind our current lethargy and social domination by pathologically sick people. These folks have prioritized what is significant for their survival poorly and who use destructive means to achieve their unsustainable and unreasoned ends. Therefore, they should be treated as the mentally ill and removed from office by force if necessary to receive treatment that they are in apparent need of. We are moving to a tipping point in American society and, therefore, the world's society. I doubt that the American people will rise to the occasion to institute more enlightened government and put people who are frankly just better at actually governing into office.
Aim of this paper is to introduce the complex system perspective into retail market analysis. Currently, to understand the retail market means to search for local patterns at the micro level, involving the segmentation, separation and profiling of diverse groups of consumers. In other contexts, however, markets are modelled as complex systems. Such strategy is able to uncover emerging regularities and patterns that make markets more predictable, e.g. enabling to predict how much a country’s GDP will grow. Rather than isolate actors in homogeneous groups, this strategy requires to consider the system as a whole, as the emerging pattern can be detected only as a result of the interaction between its self-organizing parts. This assumption holds also in the retail market: each customer can be seen as an independent unit maximizing its own utility function. As a consequence, the global behaviour of the retail market naturally emerges, enabling a novel description of its properties, complementary to the local pattern approach. Such task demands for a data-driven empirical framework. In this paper, we analyse a unique transaction database, recording the micro-purchases of a million customers observed for several years in the stores of a national supermarket chain. We show the emergence of the fundamental pattern of this complex system, connecting the products’ volumes of sales with the customers’ volumes of purchases. This pattern has a number of applications. We provide three of them. By enabling us to evaluate the sophistication of needs that a customer has and a product satisfies, this pattern has been applied to the task of uncovering the hierarchy of needs of the customers, providing a hint about what is the next product a customer could be interested in buying and predicting in which shop she is likely to go to buy it.
The retail market as a complex system
Pennacchioli D, Coscia M, Rinzivillo S, Giannotti F, Pedreschi D
EPJ Data Science 2014, 3 :33 (11 December 2014)
With this knowledge and insight into the world that's dawning. One world must be destroyed in order for the new world to come forth; one segment of society must give way to the new in order to facilitate and ease this transition.
The top of society is where and what determines the ease or the possibility of this transition. That is the point that needs to be altered in order to bring about this new dawn.
Unfortunately, it is the point in society that is least willing, although most capable of change. They'll cling to illusions and delusions of relative power over people and unsustainable material wealth than allow for everyone, including themselves, to realize something that could truly be wonderful for our lives, our well-being, and our health as living organisms. This is before we talk about the bottom-up resistance that will be experienced as well, especially if the transition is done badly by the people who are at the top of the given social unit. A shame that something so relatively simple can be so completely complicated and complex to carry out.
The Signs of an Enlightened Society:
1. The leadership will voluntary stand aside or devolve their powers to others when it is actually realized that their power or their chosen uses of power prove to be practically or morally incorrect.
2. Any given leadership of any given society is primarily focused on the well-being of the general public, not on the well-being of themselves as a separate entity from the public.
3.The leadership uses the scientific method to understand and comprehend the society and their social, environmental, and ecological condition accurately and to make good policy choices for the social unit(s) based on that scientific inquiry in terms of economic, social, and environmental well-being.
4. The general public is legally and practically able and willing to naturally correct the actions of the governing members such that they get their needs and wants fulfilled by the governing members.
5. The government's members will naturally and peaceably yield to the needs of the people while taking the opposite stance when the people want that which is unreasoned, unreasonable, unfeasible, or unhealthy in spite of losing power and authority to those who are less concerned with the well-being of the people. It is from these moments of darkness that the general public can learn the benefits of having the specific leadership who governs on their empirical behalf. Therefore, the Enlightened Society lets the sub-par leadership take over, and naturally resumes governing when it is shown that the sub-par leadership is sub-par. If the new leadership is not sub-par, and is superior to the old leadership, then all gain in the society as a result of the presence of superior leadership in the society, including for the old leadership who still resides within that given society. All benefit from superior leadership; none benefit from inferior leadership
The nature of an Enlightened Society is one of constant dialogue and feedback between the governed and the governing, with information being transmitted accurately and effectively to the appropriate nodes in order to maximize the well-being of the entire social unity (government included). There is no such thing as a fully Enlightened Society, especially now at the present time, and the wealth and military power of a given society are not measures of the degree of Enlightenment that the society has achieved.
To hurt an Enlightened Society, or a society that is striving towards Enlightenment, or to harm those who are trying to get a society onto the Path of Enlightenment, is to harm one's own self, because for every instance and degree of damage that is done to the aspiring society or people is yet another obstacle for them to overcome, thus limiting that society's ability to help other society's achieve Enlightenment. The more crap you give the aspirant society or people, the more harm that is done to your own self. Therefore, do not hinder or harm those who are traveling along the Enlightened Path towards realizing perpetual Realization and Enlightenment, for you will suffer if they fail on top of the increased likelihood that you're going to do something unwise due to your already corrupted way of thinking, feeling, and perceiving the world.
For your own sake, do not hinder or limit those seeking Enlightenment or spiritual/ethical perfection.
New analysis says the rise of the civic tech market has grown roots, and its growth with be 14 times faster than traditional government IT spending at the state and local levels.
A new frontier is emerging in governance, government, accountability, and relations between the government at any level and the citizens of the given social unit. Members of the government can either use this technology, get a better understanding of social needs as they evolve and fluctuate. Or they can continue with the paternalistic "father knows best" bs, and continue to do whatever they, the members of the government want over the needs of the population. One way will lead to a sympatico relationship between government and governed, the other will provoke the governed into a war against the government and all who support the status quo.
What's it going to be, America? World?
It is the government which initiates changes within itself first, in terms of attitude and chosen actions and perspectives. The society simply follows suit and responds to the changes in government. You can't change society until you change your outlook, attitude, perspective, policies, and actions as a governor. You can't cause an object to fly until you have an understanding, comprehension, and respect of nature, natural law, and physics. Even then, the flying machine must be designed and built just so in order to actually do anything useful. You must have a respect for nature, natural law, social and economic physics, and human dignity and well-being first in order to govern effectively. Then you must design your own policies and programs just so in order to get the desired effects in the society. Again, government initiates action, and society responds to it. This should create a feedback loop of information and action. When the society does well, the governing groups can do well. When society does poorly, the governing groups do poorly. Thus is how it's likely always been with some variation across time, geography, and culture. Ignore these laws at your own peril.
The invention of laws and regulations is celebrated as great success principle of societies and they are, of course, important. However, a major part of social order is based on self-organization, which builds on simple social mechanism. These mechanisms have evolved over historical times and are the basis of the success or failure of civilizations. Currently, many people oppose globalization, because traditional social mechanisms fail to create cooperation and social order under globalized conditions that are increasingly characterized by homogeneous or random interactions. However, I will show that there are other social mechanisms such as reputation systems, which will work in a globalized world, too.
We could be approaching something fantastically cool, if we don't destroy ourselves in the meantime.
What do the American people consistently seem to want?
They seem to want fair pay for fair work, a clean, safe, and sustainable work environment, operational, effective, and functional schools, healthcare available for the general public, and to be safe in their homes from terrorists and other threats at home and abroad.
That's what has to be provided first, in essence, through policy from the government, if you want people to continue playing the game. None of these things are possible without the intervention of and presence of the government to say "no" to the private interests who would destroy these things in the name of personal profit. Otherwise, people tune out, turn off, and get angry enough that they value what they're fighting for more than their lives (because, let's face it, without these things, they have no life anyway).
Yet what do the conservatives do, from both sides of the aisle? The Republicans try to play Clint Eastwood or John Wayne, when they're really Major Frank Burns. The Democrats of today are nothing but a pedantic group of lawyers who know how to mitigate, yet do not know how to campaign or govern a country. They have abandoned the ethic that was established by Franklin and originally manifest in Teddy Roosevelt and, indeed, all of our truly great and effective statespeople who knew how to care for this society. The ethic is the seed, the science is what follows from it. Neither side of our political system seems to know, care, or work with the truth beyond what it can do to immediately put them into positions of power and consequence they do not know or care to know how to handle. They have forgotten that power in any human dynamic is a relationship that requires much care, long term preparation, planning, and well conceived execution in order to pull off. It is not "get me into office now", which is little more than what boys do when they're trying to get into some poor woman's bed. It is a build up of trust. It is about admitting to mistakes and accepting the consequences of them. It's about forgiveness as well, since none of us are going to be perfect at governing, even with the best data and best analytical methods we can muster (especially while we're still learning about what does what and what is actually present in a constantly changing world).
If the Progressives were intelligent, they would let the conservatives take the entire country. They will not relent until they have taken, eaten, and destroyed everything that we actually hold dear in the name of that which they only think they need. Hell, they actually believe that money is a real thing that we need for survival! They're willing to sacrifice our world, our planet, our home, for the sake of having larger piles of this worthless cloth rag or metal disks! They want power and positions which they cannot and will not handle well for their own sakes, relative to the people in our society, or to all other peoples living in the world. America would become even more of a pariah state than before; countries will go to China, Russia, Brazil, India, etc for aid, shelter, and assistance, not to the US. The United States would rot under their anti-environmental, anti-education, anti-citizen, corporatocracy, regardless of whether it is the Democratic Party or the Republican Party who governs. I say "disengage", and let the American people learn on their own what it means to have a negligent, ineffective, or outright hostile and anti-social government (complete with negligent, ineffective, and outright hostile and anti-social government members).
Let the corporate barons win. They didn't learn after the Franklin Roosevelt, they won't learn until they're dead or being locked up by the mob into mental institutions. There's something seriously wrong with the people who are currently leading our society. And it all starts in their neurology, somewhere, somehow.
To all of you who didn't vote or act in some way, shape, or form on Election Day: you deserve what you're going to get. I wish I didn't have to suffer with you all because of your mistakes. But, such is how things work, I guess. Enjoy!
We have a true perfect storm brewing in our nation's finances. If we continue spending at the levels that we're doing without raising taxes, we will not be able to afford to pay our interest rates, and the nation will effectively go bankrupt due to the amount of debt that we've piled on without having revenues to back it up. We can experiment, if the conservatives and Libertarians insist, with going back to the way things were before the costs of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and National Defense became such an integral part of our nation's budget. That would likely cause a period of mass death and poverty due to peoples' inability to pay bills or receive money that they were counting on for living requirements. Or we can simply raise taxes on those who can afford to pay it and remove their ability to vote, contribute to elections, and receive all other benefits of being a US citizen, plus tack on a substantial jail period for high income tax evaders, if they so choose to move out of country and not pay the taxes that they owe. We could also raise wages in our society to beyond just living standard wages, such that people can afford to pay more taxes in from a broader base, or a combination of the two revenue raising methods. But the path, I think, is clear. We need to raise revenue for the Federal government and preserve spending on state and local government to keep our debts manageable or non-existent, depending upon the legal requirements that are present in the non-Federal entities.
Now, part of the Medicare bubble is because the population is getting older. That will subside as time goes on and the Baby Boomers die off. We also need to be investing in our infrastructure, such that we can still maintain economic, military, and social fitness within our home territory, plus create new levels of fitness to protect us against outside threats from manipulating, destroying, and affecting our infrastructure from within. Who knows, we may even be able to invest a little into education, improving healthcare access, and ensuring environmental health on top of it all, at least once we settle the political questions surrounding taxes. I know that somebody in this conflict is going to blink and I'm willing to bet that it will be the "Progressives", who will one way or another, consign our future to the conservatives and Libertarians. In fact, it may be in the Progressives interests to do just this, because it will ultimately could lead to the destruction and discretization of the conservative and Libertarian attitude, viewpoint, and brain state within the world of government. Anarchy is all that Libertarians really have to offer, and conservatism is nothing more than the dictatorship of the wealthy elite. Neither are things that the American public has seemed to truly want in the past and neither are things that I think we really value in the United States of America.
However, if we're going to move past the stupid world of government by argument, opinion, belief, and ideology to realize government through science, evidence, and responsibility, we may very well have to go through a period of dark years, decades, centuries, or millennia, before we finally get our rears in gear to play catch up with the rest of the world (who will leave us behind and "play" with us in the meantime). The choice is up to you to prevent this from happening, American citizens. All of you, even you who are reading this right now. But, I know that you're not going to do anything about it until it is glaringly obvious that you're not going to get what you all want by working for and supporting the Libertarian and conservative caucuses. It's truly a sad day when the people who can legally do the most amount of potential good for themselves won't. And you all will have no one to blame but yourselves, really.
Have fun governing, ye Tea Party, Libertarian, and conservative whackos. I know you will fail in the long term because you will not comprehend or accept facts that stare you in the face from common reality. Hell, I don't even think you all believe in common reality to begin with, or acknowledge the supremacy of natural laws, as discovered by science, over your petty little rules, desires, hopes, tastes, and opinions. Please enjoy this victory for it will likely be one of your last. Enjoy! And, best of luck.
I hereby cede the entire country of the United States over to the conservatives, Libertarians, Tea Party members, and pseudo-Liberals. Please, do with it as you'd like.
America’s high-tech P-8 surveillance jet, a modified Boeing 737, is part of its strategy of deploying more resources to Asia in response to China’s growing firepower and assertiveness.
If China wants to play global hegemon, let them. So long as we're able to defend our homeland and make actual friendships with other countries, I don't see the Chinese hegemon as being all that threatening. The trouble comes when we continue to meddle in places where it isn't our concern to meddle and insist on cultural conformity amongst the nations that not even we are 100% good at following. The US has to be the weaker power to stand against the stronger Chinese power, allied by friends from across the world, in order to be successful in this, the dawning of the Chinese era. Outdated colonial notions of force, coercion, and deception have to be abandoned if we're going to be successful as a nation to counter the Chinese rise. We have to make alliances with peoples, not just governments, form connections on the sub-state level, not just rely on illegitimate and dictatorial governments to do our dirty work.
In all honesty, I don't think that the Americans will listen to what I've got to say or pay attention to their eroding influence in the world. I think people will band against us instead of the Chinese if we continue to flex our power undemocratically and without care or concern for the general publics of the world. You cannot fly by defying the natural laws of the universe. You must follow and obey them, setting the example yourself, and being accepting of those who don't. It takes genuine compassion, concern, care, and love to make an empire that's lasting, powerful, and able to weather storms as they arise. I don't think that the Chinese government will follow this logic or line of reasoning. But, at the same time, I don't see the United States' government or people following this line of reasoning either. That is our primary weakness, I think, relative to everyone else.
Our government members don't seem to care about others in ways that are appropriate or functional. We just want to perpetuate our own cultural template on top of everyone elses' culture, history, logic, and ways of conducting business while not following that logic with our own people.
The politics of force is an inherently weaker form of systematic control than the politics of compassion, love, and appropriate care. We lack the knowledge and awareness of nuanced dialogue and negotiation. The difference between what I'm talking about is that we must first recognize what the other is genuinely working towards, and then deciding whether or not that is something that is on the whole, reasoned, reasonable, and achievable. You don't appease people like Adolph Hitler, because what his actual goals were, were unacceptable, unreasoned, and unreasonable. But most leaders aren't Adolph Hitler, no matter how we may portray or hallucinate about them. Most leaders can be worked with and basically are wanting things that most reasoned, reasonable, and healthy people would be wanting as well. When these people can't be worked with, you can defer to their peoples' wishes and wants and needs, which may be different and much more realistic than the leadership. When in doubt, go with the people and not the leadership. The public is the guide that determines the leadership. You can upset a leadership in their home territory by deferring to the people and their peoples' needs.
Such is how I view international diplomacy. It is not the same as our present day methods, since we work exclusively with leaders and not with people. We in the United States seek to impose rather than work in collaboration with. We think that our way is the best and only way while neglecting that other people have their own ways which may actually be better for them than our ways. If we do not change our methodology for operating diplomacy, we will lose allies and friends to the Chinese, and we will be the hegemon without a hegemony. It is through our ability to ally and connect with peoples that we gain our true strength. The military is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creating a real power dynamic amongst nations and people. It is through the acceptance and acknowledgement of equality amongst the peoples of the planet and universe that we can gain the most, not through the assertion of military force. And it's a royal shame that we are so immature as a governing body or as a people to accept, acknowledge, and appreciate these facts about human life and, indeed, I think all sentient life in the universe.
To wrap up, you cannot build a successful airplane that flies by ignoring the natural laws and limitations of the universe. You must, instead, follow, obey, and discover the natural laws that are present in the universe and leave your beliefs, opinions, and desires behind. As it is with physical laws, so as it is with social and economic laws. A shame that the American government and people are so tone deaf to these nuances.
And I'm the one called "arrogant".
They will more likely be strangled by their own attempts to strangle the public. And, yes, I mean "strangled" literally (since that would save on bullets).
My solution at present is to leave the country and the American society to its chosen fate. Until the general public is willing to make their voices heard and actually do something to save themselves, it's not worth my time or effort to make this place be better against the tide of public opinion and apathy.
You were beautiful, America; the Homecoming Queen of Nations in your youth. But you are not a young country anymore; your looks are beginning to fade under the blight of your chosen leaders' choices. Your actions have consequences, which you are perpetually going to be bound by, contrary to your ideology of unlimited potential, freedom, and baseless optimism. Not all opinions are equal; not all beliefs are true, not all preferences are healthy and should be supported. You won't get these concepts until it is too late, America, if you get them at all. The Homecoming Queen is getting older, and her looks are fading. Easy wealth. Easy luxury. No sense. All wasted.
Enjoy your bed, Americans. You made it. Now sleep in it.
Not all values have equal weight relative to producing the best possible results within a society. Some priorities and desires are more detrimental to the individual, collective, and individual through the collective than beneficial, just as different food and exercise preferences have different effects on the individual's health. The United States has an unhealthy sentiment within its society that all values and preferences have equal grounding in reality or, worse still, that there is no such thing as a common reality that reacts to our actions, producing the positive and negative effects that we experience depending upon our choices. Some people seem to have a better grasp of reality than others, and common reality, not a researcher or group of scientists, determines which person/group does a better job in the absolute sense and relative to others.
The universe is a dictatorship. The natural laws are there and we are subject to them. Even if we find ways around them, we are only either following other natural laws, had a misconception of what were/are natural laws to begin with, and/or, will be subject to the consequences of "breaking" or "changing" those natural laws. Americans won't like that vision of the universe, no matter how much they run up against the facts and natural laws of our universe. To want it to be otherwise is to want 2+2 to equal any number other than 4: impossible to accomplish and really pointless.
For all of our ability to imagine things and to make things more chaotic than it needs to be for our health and well-being, we will still be held to account for our actions and choices, not by police officers or an authority figure, but through the natural actions of cause and effect; the base laws of our universe.
Like it? Lump it? It doesn't matter.
Enjoy your world, humans, especially you America. You will die for freedom and liberty, and the rest of the world will pass you by while you wallow in your own sad, excessively chaotic filth.
I'm sorry I couldn't help.
What's good for a company isn't actually what's necessarily going to be good for a society. Companies are just concerned with the production of profits; societies have to be concerned with living, surviving, and potentially being able to thrive. Capitalism is going to exploit and squeeze out the value of the public's labors for the sake of these profits without necessarily being or feeling obligated to return the favor for the work that is done. The government of the society will either sit back and accept or encourage this exploitation, or it will protect the environment and the society through law and law enforcement to ensure a healthy, functional, and sustainable social-environmental world in which we can all potentially thrive as living organisms (not money eating machines). The choice is in the policies and programs that the government produces. Its own quality of life and ability to survive is at stake when it ignores the well-being of the society in which it operates and the economy from which it draws on its resources to fund and finance the society's development, growth, sustainability, and survival. That's what history has shown. We can either ignore it and repeat the lessons again, to our own expense and detriment, or we can advance beyond them to take on new challenges, new problems, and new ways of dealing with the old, always present problems that we've experienced before in the past.
Grow up humanity! It's time.