Federal Government to Fund “Voluntary Tracking Devices” for Autistic Children and Adults with Alzheimer’s

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Federal lawmakers approved a $1.3 trillion spending package this month to fund the government through September, which includes increases for several disability-related programs. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Federal Budget Boosts Special Ed Funding, Addresses Autism Wandering:
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/03/28/federal-special-ed-wandering/24910/

(Michelle Diament) A $1.3 trillion government spending package will aid those with disabilities who wander while increasing special education funding and tackling restraint and seclusion in schools, among other issues.

The legislation signed by President Donald Trump late last week funds the federal government through September.

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My Commentary: The State will now be funding “voluntary tracking devices,” which will be available to “vulnerable children with autism or adults with Alzheimer’s who are at risk of wandering.” So… how long before “voluntary” becomes “mandatory”?

Con$umeri$m

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo here, being shared by the page, “Ms. Lauryn Hill,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Consumerism is a track coming out on the eve of Ms. Hill’s release. She wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.
Available now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/MLH_C
“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.”
– Ms. Lauryn Hill

My Commentary: New song from Ms. Hill!

Lyrics to Lauryn Hill’s Brand New Song, “Neurotic Society”

"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)"

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”

Yesterday, Lauryn Hill released a new song, entitled, “Neurotic Society”!

You can purchase a digital copy of the track from iTunes, here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/neurotic-society-compulsory/id644961710?ls=1

Ms. Hill also made a statement about the details of her single’s release on her Tumblr account:
http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/49613417504/hello-all-here-is-a-link-to-a-piece-that-i-was

Here is my effort to decipher the lyrics:

(update: on May 13, Ms. Hill was kind of enough to release the actual lyrics to this song, here! I’ve now added a strike-through to each part that I got wrong)

Verse 1
:
We’re living in a joke time
Metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men
Run the whole world men
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