An “Autonomous” Seattle Demonstrators' Street Threatens America – What?

President Donald Trump from his New Jersey private golf club tweeted on June 12, that “The terrorists burn and pillage our cities.” He was referring to demonstrators occupying three blocks along a single street, in Seattle’s most culturally active neighborhood. Trump demanded that the mayor and governor, “Must end this Seattle takeover now!” Or else he would call in the army.  


Taking Systemic Risk to the Next Level

As of June 14, the CDC reports that 115,271 Americans have died from the coronavirus. As time passes and we learn more about the virus, we know that the number of deaths as well as the number infected (2,063,812) are low because we were not testing everyone who has died since January, and our current testing programs are still marginal. Protest marches began after videos were published of the May 25 murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers and the February 23 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot dead while jogging, which in turn resurrected the case of Breonna Taylor, killed in her own bed by police using a no-knock warrant and eight bullets in the middle of the night. 


Teen Entrepreneurs are Growing in Numbers

In the last decade, the number of teenage entrepreneurs has grown significantly. Research from Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) shows that 41 percent of teens would consider entrepreneurship as a career option, versus working in a traditional job. Read on to learn more about some of the unique opportunities available for teen entrepreneurs as well as some important considerations for those ready to take the steps towards entrepreneurship.


JUNE FEATURE - VOTE!

 Vote-by-Mail | A Reality Check: A global pandemic, riots in the streets, disinformation campaigns, the systematic dismantling of our national postal system, a presidential election year – and perhaps a remedy or two. 


Libraries We Love – The Home Library

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month a guest writer Steve Sears writes about the beauty, value and excitement of having your own library at home.


Vote-by-Mail | A Reality Check

In this issue of the Connector, Barbara Mc Michael has written about how vote-by-mail can help to generate higher voter turnout. Her feature article explores what is going on with voting in Wisconsin, South Carolina and the state of Washington, as well as the current status and capabilities of the United States Post Office. Voting by mail has major ramifications for the outcome of the 2020 election. 


One person One Vote

Everyone is talking about the 2020 election! Americans speak their minds and never quit, even when the going gets tough, or when darkness sets in and steals light away from truth. This year is going to be a very close election and there is no telling who might win. The stakes are high! Candidates are running neck and neck, like a horse race. Your vote really will make a difference. 


Kindness Against All Odds

Peter Wagenaar’s never-say-die attitude will stand him good stead for expanding his MiniMeltdown feeding scheme in the near future. Proof of this is his continued work of feeding the homeless despite his car being maliciously set on fire. The perpetrators are still at large. We look at the work done by Peter and are reminded that “even though the world is large, one person can still make a world of difference”