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February Report: War Against Boys

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A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. suicide by intentional overdose). So yeah, we got some skin in this game.

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February Report: New Green Deal

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Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to save the human race. . But Gen Y is not buying the cost.

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Could this be the Gen Y Revolt We Predicted?

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This week AOC is getting a lot of support for her publicizing efforts to save the planet. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is the 20something congresswoman from New York who seems to be representing her generation as well as her district.

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #6 Gen Y Revolt

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Gen Y will have one more play; they will change one more thing for the good of the 21st century. . Their modus operandi is online, so that is the likely organizing and force they will use. The issue: no idea. .

Top 5 Stories of March 2019

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1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans say it is not cost effective to save the planet. Old Democrats argue it is not politically feasible to save the planet. 2.Flat Earth Faculty Start to Lose Scientists are tired of debating the climate change deniers.

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Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

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The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history. A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration.

Sixties the Nostalgia Decade for Gen Y?

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A leading contender for Gen Y nostalgia and interest might be the 1960s. -I I told my son Willie I had this great record, In A Gada Da Vida, by Iron Butterfly, recorded in 1968. "No No you don't, he replied. I took it years ago.". -I

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#4 Story of the Year

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Freelancers and entrepreneurs, the "gig economy," now estimated at 36% of the workforce. The new economy is taking hold employment-wise, with people working from home, people working from a distance, people on contract, entrepreneurs and freelancers.

#1 Story of the Year

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A zinc-air battery, capable of providing power with just sunlight, is the Top Story of 2018. It was announced several months ago by Patrick Soon-Shiong of NantEnergy, which created it several years ago.

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Funny Ending to Draves' 2 minute Introduction

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From last month's live Nineshift for 2019, here's how the presentation started. The ending is worth the 2 minutes, according to NineShifters. And thanks to the 150 people who signed up for the NineShift webinar Dec.

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One Minute Fall Peak Leaves Colors

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From the road near our cabin in northern Wisconsin, here's a one minute video of the fall colors this year.

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February Report: Trains

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H ere's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. . World. Trains are gaining on cars. -Eurostar is adding another train from London to the continent, promoting the train's 80% less pollution as a way to save the human race (it is). The Netherlands announced a 2040 plan to connect its 9 biggest cities with trains leaving every 10 minutes.

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February Report: Democracy Shows Life

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This month democracy showed some strength and Americans got needed hope. Conservative Chief Justice Roberts seems bent on maintaining democracy. Big business, Congress, American people seem to be willing to fight for Democracy. President Trump gets called an asset of Russia’s Putin for the first time. Department of Justice seems like it won't be shut up. Some Republicans also coming out for democracy. Bottom line, we get hopeful

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I Can't Help, I'm "In the Office" Today

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Some changes make even my head spin. Here's one. My wife Julie called Alaska Airlines lost baggage people to find out if they had found our luggage yet. Very helpful woman, but said she couldn't access all her records since she is "working in the office today.".

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Confused Reader Says U.S. Not a Democracy

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Breaking news for the founding fathers and authors of the Constitution. Or not. . A confused NineShift reader alleges that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy.". I believe this might be a fad-of-the-day, certainly not a fact of the day, for those who support destroying our democracy.

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ParentsOfBoys created, new Facebook page Gets Good response

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A new citizens organization is being planned by myself and co-author Julie Coates called ParentsOfBoys.org. And our new Facebook page at parentsandboys is generating a lot of interest, likes, followers already. It is just two weeks old. With 100,000 young men probably dying again this year, same number as died in 2018 from the despair of being denied college, the issue is on our minds.

Depression Week

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Last week most of the dozen young people Julie is watching out for called in panic. All at once, it seemed to her. Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, worries and stress. They are smart, young, not given a chance in college, and mostly (but not all) male.

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STEM Camp Girls Outraged

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Millions of STEM Camp female graduates were outraged this week not to have been given the opportunity to discover the Apple Facetime bug, complaining about lack of access to their parents' basements and just not being told there was a bug. Last week 14 year old Grant Thompson found the bug, which allows people to spy on each other without the other person even knowing.

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Thank You! More than 900 people have read the NineShift blog in the last two days.

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Breaking news. A new Facebook Page devoted to parents and boys has just started this week, with over 400 engagements already. If you want to advocate for gender equality in education, or want tips for your boy, please join us.

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New Way For Boys to Die

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Males are 99.9% of combat deaths; 94% of workplace fatalities; 84% of homicides; and 75% of suicide victims. Now there's a new way young men are dying: cirrhosis of the liver. .

University of Missouri Does Another Violation of Title IX

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A new University of Missouri initiative to help black female students in STEM intentionally excludes black male students, another violation of Title IX. Black male students are the most disadvantaged minority in higher education, constituting only around 1.6% of graduates; far fewer than black female students. At the same time, black male students are even more interested in STEM than black female students, according to National Science Foundation statistics which MU actually cites. .

NineShift 2019 Predictions: #7 Recession Will Happen

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T h e 100 Year Parallel continues. We will have a recession. And for the same reasons. In 1919-1920 we had a deep but relatively short 18 month recession because the government (President a Democrat) financially shot itself in the foot, causing the recession. . Today we predict a recession for the very same reasons: the government will cause it. Things will also get better economically for most people in society after the recession.

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #5 Democracy is Saved

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The year 2019 will be the turning or tipping point where democracy in America is saved. America will still fall behind Europe in positioning itself for prosperity in the 21st century. The United States will still be in decline, relinquishing its role as THE superpower in the world and becoming just another superpower. .

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #4 Mental Health Crisis Continues

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The current mental health crisis continues this year. Young men (see our #1 prediction above) are particularly hit hard by the despair (Center for Disease Control word describing the situation) of depression, anxiety and panic. But young women, and older adults are also being affected. . Gen Y has more panic, depression and anxiety than any other generation in history. The issue for those smart young people denied college won't go away soon.

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #3 America Still Clueless on Infrastructure

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It's getting late folks. 2020 is coming in a few months. And yet America is still clueless about what kind of infrastructure the country needs to position itself for prosperity in this century. The big one is transportation, where the U.S. is more than a decade behind the rest of the advanced world. Our leaders, business and government, still don't understand that trains have to, and will, replace cars as the primary mode of transportation.

NineShift 2019 Predictions. #2 Feminists Fiddle While Gender Pay Gap Narrows

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Gen Y women, and men, are actively working to narrow the gender pay gap. Good news: the gender pay gap is narrowing. Meanwhile, older feminists (both women and men who subscribe to the awful third wave belief system that 'boys should be raised like girls' and women somehow have superior traits than men) are fiddling with every slight and perceived offense other than the real issue: gender pay.

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NineShift 2019 Predictions. #1 Some 100,000 More Young Men Will Die This Year

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Some 100,000 more young men will die this year than usual. The cause: college denied. . The death toll is staggering. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the number is so huge that life expectancy is now going down in the U.S. The extra 100,000 deaths last year, and now this year, is more than the death total in World War I. It will be 4 times more than the death total in the Vietnam War.

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Another Train Advantage: Save the Planet

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E urostar is targeting potential converts to high-speed rail by saying a London-Amsterdam Eurostar journey emits 80% less carbon than the equivalent flight. From Europe, a land of the 21st century where there are trains, and more and more trains, Eurostar is adding another train to its London to Amsterdam route. The third service will bring Eurostar’s capacity on the route to the equivalent of 12 flights a day, more than 75 flights a week and 3,900 flights per year.

Confused Reader Disputes E.U. Law

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A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. . Let's give two examples: 1.Earlier this week, my little organization wanted to get some software from a company in Europe to teach Americans, not Europeans.

Non-Net Neutrality To Hurt Education and Non-Profits Big Time

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If Net Neutrality is killed in the United States, as is the government's plan, it would hurt education and non-profits big time. Here's what online guru Dan Belhassen told LERN, . "I I see educational resources as being one of those categories that could be “killed in the crossfire”.

Did We Start The Recession Last Week?

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There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. . Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war against our allies and China.

High School Leads with New Grading Policy

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A high school in Idaho is leading the way with a new grading policy. Of course the school board and school officials are meeting resistance from students and parents who have no idea about the research and evidence. But that's ok. Someone has to lead, to try, to fail before new grading finally wins for everyone in society. Here's the story. Rocky Mountain Principal Mike Hirano said the school already had the gears in motion to make these changes.

The Worst Book of the Year

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Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. is morally unsupportable. is racist.

Foreign Planes Are Prohibited, but Foreign Trains Are Fine?

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T ell me if I am wrong here. But my understanding is: -A foreign airline cannot fly from one U.S. city to another U.S. city. -A foreign train company can build and run passenger trains from one U.S. city to another U.S. city. . KLM, British Airways, Air France, etc. are deemed a risk to our national security since they are not owned by a domestic company. Domestic companies are presumably subject to the laws and regulations of the U.S.

Big Brother is Here: Thanks Google

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I had no idea Google listens in and records your in-person face-to-face conversations. In the ongoing uncovering of big tech's bad influence on society, my brilliant co-author assures me Big Brother is here, and it is Google. Two days ago she was talking with a young friend in-person about some beads made in India. The next day she got an ad on her cell phone for those very beads made in India. Her cell phone was not on during her conversation, just nearby. .

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The Invention We Had Hoped for in 2001

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Remember in 2001, the Internet/World Wide Web had just blown us away, the new century had just begun, and Dean Kamen said he would announce an invention of enormous impact. . Everyone speculated and speculated about the new Kamen invention, and everyone widely expected and hoped it would be a solar battery, giving power to villagers in Africa.

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#3 Story of the Year

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The 'Data Subject' privacy law passed by Europe protects Americans. Europe is leading the way in passing legislation to make society work in the 21st century. The 'Data Subject' privacy law says that an individual's data (you and I are 'data subjects') is subject to protection by law. . And it includes Americans! Within a week of the law being passed LERN had to sign an agreement regarding privacy in obtaining some free software from Europe, even though we are only using it here in the U.S.

Top 5 Stories of the Year 2018

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#5 Net Neutrality Law Passed By California. Joining Canada and Europe, California passed a law preserving Internet Neutrality for the state. The "state" is 10% of the U.S., the sixth largest economy in the world, and generally sets the trends for the rest of the country. . Net Neutrality means you and I, and your lifelong learning program, will have equal access to the Internet no matter how small or poor you, I or your program is.

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Thanks for a Great NineShift Year!

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For the 19th straight year, Thank You for a great year with NineShift. . We now enter the last year of the 2000-2020 transition from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society. All 9 of the major shifts we predicted are taking hold on society. And over 500 hundred NIneShifters continue to read our book, attend NineShift presentations, read this blog, and tell us how meaningful NineShift has been to their lives. . Here's the Top 5 NineShift Stories of the Year.

The New Transportation System for America

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The new transportation system for America became clear last month. Here it is: airports with high speed rail connections to other cities. Here's the news: Virgin Atlantic just invested in the new highly successful Brightline passenger train company, renaming it Virgin Trains USA. The trains will go from Miami to Orlando, and from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Point: Virgin Airways has flights into all four cities. Look for a merged airline-train schedule and ticketing coming soon.

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Gender Pay Discrimination: Point B

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There's outright unethical and illegal gender pay discrimination against women that has to be stopped. But then there is Point B: complex, unresolved issues about gender and pay. . Claire Miller and the NYTimes like to scream 'discrimination' wherever they can, or can't, including nursing.

#1 Story of the Year 2017

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CITIES REBUILD FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Toronto is building an area ‘from the Internet up.’ (top top drawings in the image below).

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