The Most Controversial Fashion of the year

The Face Mask

This year’s most divisive and controversial article, the mask. Some governments have dictated its use by their citizens during the Wuhan Corona Virus (COVID-19) fears. Others have recommended. People have been shot, punched, and abused for not wearing one. Political extremists have debated its effectiveness. Gyms have asked fitness buffs to exercise with their faces covered. Four people in Japan have died from such asphyxiation.

You want to wear a mask? Wear it. You want to walk around normally?Skip the mask. There is no reason why people should forced others either way. Don’t let a debatably effective piece of material alienate you from other people.

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We want to take a moment to speak candidly about the tragedy that is enveloping our country right now. To our Black community members, we recognize your pain and feelings of fatigue over the injustices you face every day. The color of your skin should not impact how you are treated.

Acts of injustice against Black Americans — including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and countless others — have created an inflection point. This is a call to action for each and every one of us to do better, to speak up, and to be part of the solution.

Systemic racism is deeply rooted in our society, and it’s important that Lyft supports organizations that fight it. As part of our continued commitment to communities of color through LyftUp, our transportation access initiative, we’re providing $500,000 in ride credit to national civil rights organizations who have been working to facilitate essential transportation and equitable access during the recent crises (National Urban League, NAACP, National Action Network, Black Women’s Roundtable and National Bail Fund Network). In Minneapolis specifically, we will be donating LyftUp ride credit to Lake Street Council to facilitate rides to volunteers assisting with rebuilding efforts.

We care deeply about your safety, and the safety of drivers, and want to make sure we’re not putting anyone in harm’s way. If you plan to ride, please check your local news before you head out.

We are committed to being a part of the solution. Thank you for being a part of our community.

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What Is Your Thinking On Wuhan Corona Virus? Tester or Timid (TvT)?

The world population is probably getting pretty tired with the hearing about the Wuhan Corona Virus? Yes, it is real. However, has it really been worth locking down national economies to limit the spread?

Wuhan Corona Virus

As with anything, there are diverse opinions. Those opinions can be simply separated into to groups

Tester Thinking- The ‘show me the facts’, ‘what are the real results’, ‘how many people actually died?’ people.

Timid Thinking- The ‘lockdown the population’, ‘avoid the spread’, people cannot be responsible for their own health people.

Timid versus tester thinking. In short TvT. Are you a tester or timid thinker?

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – It’s Time To LIFT the state of emergency

Dear Mr Abe,

Thank you for all your careful consideration in this time of great fear and confusion caused by the Wuhan Corona virus. We are praying for you and that Almighty God will give you special wisdom and direction to make good decisions as you represent the people of our nation.

Small Business Owners In Japan compromise many restaurants

We know there is unfortunately life lost due to this highly contagious sickness around the world. Fortunately, Japan has very few deaths compared to other nations. Like any executive, we recommend you do not give in to the fear mongers and make decisions based on emotions instead of common sense and fact. The world is in great confusion as fear tends to overpower logic with decisions that destroy the economy which is especially the small medium business community. The negative people seem to be getting all of the attention.

Please do not give in to the media hype that is pushing for extending the state of emergency in Japan. Even within our CEO network there are some different opinions.  Having a state of emergency through Golden Week is long enough. Another extension will completely decimate the lives of millions of businesses, families and workers.

The Wuhan Corona virus is bad but when you look at the actual deaths, it doesn’t actually compare to the 3400 people who have lost their lives to influenzas in the 2018/2019 season or even those who choke on ‘mochi’ rice cake each year in Japan. Let’s take the Commonsense model, if someone is sick, stay home. Rest and get well. In addition, the people who have preexisting health conditions should manage themselves and just be extra careful. Those who are well should be encouraged to work so they can enjoy life with their families.

We can no longer let our economy be idled by fear and creating meaningless statistics.

Please be bold and be strong!  Let’s bring Japan back to full force.

Chairman, CEO Group Network

内閣総理大臣 安倍晋三殿 - 緊急事態を解除する時です

武漢コロナウイルスによるこの大きな恐怖と混乱の時期に、国民に対する様々なご配慮を頂き感謝申し上げます。私たちはあなたのために祈っています。そしてあなたが私たちの国の代表として優れた決断を下せるよう、全能なる神が格別の知恵と指導力を授けてくださるように祈っています。

Japan Small Businesses are suffering from the lockdowns

この伝染性の高い病気により残念ながら世界中で命が失われていることは承知しています。しかし幸いにも、日本は他の国に比べて死者が非常に少ないです。エグゼクティブたる者として、いたずらに恐怖を煽る人々に屈し、常識や事実ではなく感情に基づいて判断を下されるべきではありません。恐怖が論理を圧倒し、経済、特に中小企業のコミュニティを破壊するような決断がなされているため、世界は大きな混乱に陥っています。ネガティブな人ばかりが注目を集めているようです。

日本の緊急事態を延長するよう圧力をかけているメディアの誇大宣伝に屈しないでください。私たちのCEOネットワークの中にさえ違った意見があります。緊急事態はゴールデンウィーク最終日まで続けばもう十分です。再度の延長は、何百万もの企業や家庭、労働者の暮らしを完全に破滅させるでしょう。

武漢コロナウイルスは悪いものですが、実際の死亡者数では、2018/2019冬のインフルエンザの死者数3400人、或いは毎年餅をのどに詰まらせて窒息死する人の数とさえ比較になりません。病気なら家で休む、という「常識」モデルを採用しませんか。休息をとって回復する。更に、持病などがある方は自身で健康管理をし、十分に注意をする。健康な人は家族との生活を楽しめるように、働くことを奨励すべきです。

私たちはもはや、恐怖や無意味な統計で経済を立ち往生させることはできません。

恐れず、気持ちを強く持ってください!日本を完全復活させましょう。

日本のCEOグループ会長