- Producer08/12/2016WHY WE STAND BEHIND THE ROCK SIOUX TRIBEAmerican - Indians were not only abused concerning their territory but also used as guinea pigs in what can only be described as American Nazi experimentsOver the past few weeks, thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the...
- 07/12/2016For Veterans, Success or Struggle in Transition Can Depend on Mental Healthwww.linkedin.com In previous posts, I’ve talked about how awareness is the key to recovery for veterans, I’ve joined with others talking about what PTSD is and what it isn’t, and I’ve attempted to describe...
- Producer07/12/2016The Radio Man That I Will Always MissDaddy Cody—The Radio man was my father who passed in 2013. Many called him Bob, I called him Dad.They all stared up at the big steep hill, covered with large trees and all sorts of wicked brush. The old farmer was silent for a while, just looking...
- 07/12/2016Go Humans!Dutch Police Officers Prepare Dinner For Five Children After Mom Is Taken To The Hospital – Go Humans Newsgohumans.news The definitive place for positive news about the human...
- 06/12/2016Real News: Modi just received TIME's Person Of The Year chosen by us the readers!
Fake News: The picture here was my take on who should be the next President of the USA. I ran this, tongue-in-cheek while the race was on.
NOTE: Little did I know he would be Human of The Planet for 2016, but I am not surprised.
- 05/12/2016Check out these photos of the White House all decorated for Christmas. Be sure to scroll through all 16White House Christmas 2016 | 98.7 WMZQwmzq.iheart.com See how the First Family does the...
- 04/12/2016The Native Americans deserve to protect their lands and not have them overtaken by the oil and gas industry.Sign the petition: Declare Standing Rock a national monument #NoDAPLact.credoaction.com President Obama must declare Standing Rock a national monument to stop the Dakota Access pipeline before Donald Trump takes...
- 04/12/2016Happy Festivus!
May all your Grievances be Aired
A Holiday where dignity is spared
Your pole be merry and light
While you escape toy store fights
And all your funds be found
Let the Seasons Blessings Abound
Born is a celebration for the rest of us
Let there be a joyous Festivus
Yes, I have been told I look like George Costanza ~ more than once. I have not been able to translate that into any royalties or largess ~ sadly.
But I will gladly accept any donations to the Human Fund bearing my name - please contact me for account transfer details ;)
- 02/12/2016In a DC tradition, last night the President lit the national Christmas Tree in the Ellipse, near the front of the White House. This is one of the few occasions the public can be guaranteed to catch a glimpse of the President. In addition to the big tree, seen in the photo, each of the 50 states and the territories have a smaller tree decorated by ornaments from students in each state/territory that ring the tree. There are also trains that run around the tree. There are nightly performances as well. If you're in DC or traveling through come and check it out.Photos: National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016wtop.com See photos from the 2016 lighting of the national Christmas tree on the...
Comments03/12/2016 #2 Larry BoyerIt is indeed. For anyone ever interested in trying to see the President, as far I know it's also one of only 2 times in the year you can be guaranteed to see the President if you show up and get close enough - the other being the Memorial Day exercises at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Producer01/12/2016Just Thinking Out Loud: Life with Me is a Limited Time Edition!TimeIn clearing the drafts in my email something popped up, "life with me is a limited time edition." So, here I go wondering where that line came from and saw it was from me - smile! I just have to smile at that cocky line which would have come...
Comments03/12/2016 #23 Laura MikolaitisThose are some amazing thoughts @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I like the concept of living incomplete because it leaves the door open for new opportunities and challenges. There is so much waiting for us out there when we choose to seek it.
Being ever evolving enables us to continue to broaden the depths of who we are, and that's a gift really. I really enjoyed reading this and I am so glad to see you writing again my friend!02/12/2016 #22 Alan CullerThanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thoughts. I especially like the 'never stop growing point' - the absence of growth is death -life is about learning and loving. My father was asked at 95 the secret of a long life -he smiled and said "Just keep breathing." :-)
Alan02/12/2016 #21 Chas Wyatt"Nothing that is complete breathes." ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. "May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5.02/12/2016 #20 Aurorasa SimaThanks for sharing about how you feel and on which note you end this year.
We breathe. It´s all complete. And there can be never completeness for one hunger satisfied gets replaced with more hunger.
Yeah ... you´re a limited edition and a precious one. I like you attitude towards life and love a lot, my dear friend.01/12/2016 #19 Lisa GallagherGreat attitude @Donna-Luisa Eversley, we are all incomplete! When we stop learning, helping, giving- well we stop living. I think we all have days we feel stagnant or may even stagnate temporarily and for me, it's recognizing those times and stepping back up to the plate. Very inspiring Donna and maybe we all need to push each other once in a while if another is withdrawing. We never know another's circumstances, it always helps to know we have others that care because we can't always be 'all that' for everyone. Sometimes we need an extra hug, someone to listen etc... I'm glad I saw you on facebook or I would have reached out to you on here, I would have been very worried about you, my friend. Thank you for this, you have a way of working through things, whatever they may be and coming back with a fervor.01/12/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich"Life is a paradox of balance." Feeling at peace with our past and full of hope for our future is the way to stay blissfully present to the sorrows and joys of being alive right now. Every minute we can figure out how to balance in the present brings us more fully alive.
The right now is unlimited, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. And one very timely way to celebrate it is with writing straight from the heart.01/12/2016 #12 AnonymousWow, thanks for "thinking out loud" @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I am in full alignment with your thoughts - we are imperfect beings and yet we strive to improve. You captured this so wisely in our looking for those "perfect opportunities to meet my imperfection,". And this process is ongoing - never completed. Bravissimo ! Sharing in Sanctuary hive & on twitter!01/12/2016 #11 Fatima Williams#1 Love this buzz @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes by being incomplete we keep on addling to ourselves. I stand with you on this by saying let me be incomplete I don't need people pushing me to be complete. I love my imperfect incomplete self.
Christmas greetings everyone. I'm feeling all Christmassy since it turned December.🤗🤗🤗⛤🤗🤗🤗01/12/2016 #9 Jesse AngelesDonna,
I love this! The idea rings so true and for so many. In my line of work I see so many that believe that expanding their knowledge involves time which they do not have. The scarcity mentality that robs those of a richer life. Abundance of knowledge is a great life for me.01/12/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanDonna-Luisa, when I finally came to grips with a single fact, my life outlook became much more serene. Of course, serenity is relative. That fact is life is open-ended. There will always be items on my to-do list and places-to-see list, right to the end. As some items get checked off, others will pop up. Which is part of being alive, and not being one of the walking dead. So I understand, I think, your thoughts here. And thank you for providing the reminder to reflect on what it is to be truly alive. Cheers and best wishes.01/12/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Donna-Luisa Eversley I believe the incompleteness within ourselves is what pushes us to learn new things. It is this life journey where each day is a new lesson learned in some way or the other, it may be limited edition but that is its beauty! Thank you for sharing this lovely post, will be sharing it ahead :)
- 29/11/2016Quem nunca?? Fazendo pesquisas de imagens, muita vezes, constatamos uma certa predominância... e a ideía é aproveitar a diversidade... Vale uma visitaRe Search: How it works tutorial When you perform an image search for a profession, Re-Search automatically does a parallel search to gender balance the results. Both results are shown side...
- 28/11/2016Shooting on OSU campus this morning.Ohio State University: Active shooter reported; several hospitalized, suspect killed - CNN.comedition.cnn.com A suspect is dead following an active shooter report Monday morning on Ohio State University's campus, local media are reporting, citing...
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- Producer27/11/2016Time for a US History LessonThe unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America Then in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the...
Comments29/11/2016 #3 Pamela L. WilliamsPart 2
Are we doomed to repeat our bloody history? Our newly elected dumb*** has a vested interest in the Dakota pipeline being built. He has threatened everybody, do you think he would hesitate to once again slaughter the only true Native Americans in this country if it meant earning another nickel for himself? This will not end well I fear.
The extent to which these events are affecting America is the fact that US veterans are preparing to go to the site to defend the Lakota Sioux. Our veterans! Those who have defended this country now feel the need to defend a band of people from the country. It does not speak well for the path this country has chosen.
I posted this because like the idiots we are, despite all our technological advances we are still fighting the same ridiculous bloody battles over and over again. As a post recently written here on beBee was titled: How Stupid are We? Sorry I can't remember the author's name, but I like the post!!29/11/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams#1 Ken, this is what the D of I means to me: That the government is to serve the people they govern and not the reverse. That power corrupts and in this corruption it is the people who suffer. This is what was happening almost exactly 240 years ago as the colonist were being used to support the elite. It was not about the Brits, for the citizens of that nation were as used and abused. History constantly repeats itself as we humans seem incapable of learning from our mistakes. My fears, in Truth? Are we about to relive a time when everything was owned by a few while all others lived in poverty and servitude or are we about to see a country turn into our version of the Third Reich. I don't see anything positive coming for my country if this administration is allowed to happen. A perfect example is the battle going on right now between the Lakota Sioux and DAPL Energy as we once again strip their sacred lands of life and beauty for use by the powerful.
As I drove home tonight (I don't listen to music or the news, its my time to think and contemplate different issues) I thought about our leaders and the current debate about conflict of interest as our so called President Elect thinks he can give this country sufficient attention and still run his hundreds of businesses around the globe? But apparently there is no conflict of interest when you're the president. BULLSH**. I have actually considered starting a petition for the laws to be changed that if you hold an elected or appointed position that you must divest yourself of all interest, holdings, and investments in any organization/company that is regulated by the government body to which you have been elected/appointed. It's time they stop serving themselves, making themselves rich, at the people's expense. Isn't that the exact accusation the colonist made against King George and his court? End Part 128/11/2016 #1 Ken BoddieDifficult reading this document in its original form, Pam, particular for one who was not schooled in your country or who is not over familiar with your history, except that it would appear that Jefferson and the then thirteen states really and successfully pissed off King George III and his peers. My ignorance drove me to find a "simple English translation" of the 'Preamble' in Wikipedia. One sentence of this translation really appears to sum things up well:
"That governments which have existed for a long time should not be changed for small reasons. However, if a government abuses its people over and over again, the people have the right to get rid of that government."
What say you, Pam?
- 27/11/2016Why Sacred Sites Were Destroyed for the Dakota Access Pipelinewww.ecowatch.com Mentz testified to the DC District Court to report the area that lay in the path of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline corridor holds 82 cultural features and 27 graves. By the next day...
- Producer27/11/2016A Lack of Leadership is Devastating My CommunityMy community is being ravaged by violent crime and deadly drugs. it's now ranked the most dangerous city in the country with a population between 100,000-200,000.Statistically, it's more dangerous than nearby Chicago. It doesn't get any worse than...
Comments28/11/2016 #6 Harvey Lloyd#3 @Aurorasa Sima the armed citizen debate was one that was decided many years ago in America. It is difficult to judge from hindsight. I do feel that the argument detracts from the main issue. Citizens are rising up against the establishment or making their living via illegal activities. John Q. Citizen is left in the lurch. Most folks who i know who have armed themselves , do so reluctantly and in most cases without proper training. This adds fuel to the mix as you stated.
I would caution using statistics. They sound great as a macro discussion. But haveing met several folks who have been involved in violent crimes, they are a statistic of one. Violent crime on innocent citizens has two effects, the immediate loss (physical), and the long-term loss of trust and faith (Emotional).28/11/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd@Randy Keho this seems to be a growing story in our country. We recently moved for similar, but not as bad reasons. The most frustrating thing as you point out is our inability to do anything other than complain or vote. Arming one's self has its challenges, but more importantly can place you on the wrong side of the law inadvertently. Our larger cities seem to be catching the brunt of this growing phenomena of tyranny. My prayers and thoughts are with your efforts.27/11/2016 #4 Erroll -EL- WarnerWhat is needed is investment in education by government. There should be a national apprenticeship/ skiĺls programme in the US of A. This should be done in partnership with businesses, parents and government. There is a great need to invest in the youths of this nation. This work effectively in most European countries. Schools must get involved by using those counselors and community out reached programmes.27/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima#2 Consider yourself bombarded with criticism. The Wild West mentality leads to even more murder.
As a decent person, you will always be at disadvantage against criminals who will potentially only shoot faster if they suspect you´re armed.
Or maybe I´m wrong. Let´s have a look at the statistics and how the US compares to countries were weapons are illegal.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/upshot/compare-these-gun-death-rates-the-us-is-in-a-different-world.html?_r=027/11/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergKudos on speaking out, Randy, on this unpleasant and painstaking issue. At the risk of being bombarded with criticism by some, I will note that all citizens of goodwill should be mindful of their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their families, as necessary and appropriate. Don't allow yourself to be a helpless victim. Rather, remain vigilant and mindful. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Frankly, while I'm at it, I think the President Obama sent a bad message by commuting the sentences of the most convicted criminals of any American President in history. We need to get more tough on crime by fighting back, which is a useful deterrent -- rather than being clueless victims of vagrants. Just my 2-cents. Thanks for considering this.27/11/2016 #1 Brian McKenzieI never left the house without a gun when I lived in America. Ruger SP101 5 shot hammerless .38/.357 always in my front pocket harness. Always. No exceptions. Criminals do not care for the law. Police care only about protocol. If you want personal safety and protection - it is your own responsibility - ALWAYS.
- Producer27/11/2016Why America is Good and GreatNegativity is corrosive. It eats away at one’s spirit, slowly weakening an individual’s outlook on life to the point that all seems to be lost. It’s a travesty to watch.When it occurs at a collective level, such as within a community or even that of...
Comments29/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd@Jim Taggart i agree with your post. Negative was once described to me as me drinking poison and hoping someone else gets sick. But i would add that we have many pressing issues here that seem to have social implications in there management. We are in areas of unsustainability from wall street to main street.
In some ways i agree with the protestors basic complaints but we also need fiscal responsibility. My main concern is that our government is being asked to legislate social behaviour. I am sure some is warranted, but with each passing year new and deeper ties to community expectation are being driven by government. Too much history has dictated how this ends.
I do believe that dialogue does exist on both sides of the issue that we can meet all of the demands our society has. Unfortunately society will have to participate in the pain and the gain, here in lies the rub.29/11/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Jim Taggart thanks for sharing this. I will admit sheepishly I was not inclined to read based on the title, but I'm glad I have. The negatives seem to have a sweeping effect on the US right now so vision may be a bit clouded. We are indeed shallow at times...but right now, I think the USA has lost its glimmer as a dark and disturbing present and future seems imminent in my humble opinion.
You have certainly given me pause, and I hope many others will feel inclined to share their thoughts also.
- Producer27/11/2016Three Ways Helping Others Helps Your CareerThere is a fundamental truth in business that often gets lost in the quest for results, revenue and profits: All business is about helping people.This applies both inside and outside the company. It may be easy to see that a business exists to...
Comments28/11/2016 #11 Sarah ElkinsMy friend @Randy Bradley said something to me a long time ago that has forever been seared into my brain: "Those self-help books have it all wrong, totally backward. To help yourself, focus on helping others." (Or something along those lines.) Terrific post here, @Larry Boyer, I just love this.28/11/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherGreat article @Larry Boyer, helping others is a fundamental joy in life... for me! When we help others without a motive, there are no expectations involved. If something nice comes from helping others, that ends up being a nice surprise then! I saw your question below, if you go to your profile and in the lower right hand corner there is a box to add websites, just click add, copy your twitter URL and add it :))27/11/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Larry Boyer what a beautiful and relevant post. Sure agree with your advice. For some reason I've found it makes me happy helping others... Not necessarily doing the work but helping to motivate encourage and inspire. Anyone can help in some way ..genuinely..This is the secret to finding the gold at the end of the rainbow... 😊🐝🐝27/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Larry, with excellent advice. One way to help is through mentoring, or "paying it forward" a some might say. Just remember, it's not all about you. It's about the team and contributing to the team's success. This is like worker bees building their hives, it's all about teamwork! No one does it alone. Again, awesome advice, Larry!27/11/2016 #1 John White, MBASo many valuable lessons here, @Larry Boyer. I've shared it to some additional hives and tweeted from @juanblanco76. Tip: Make sure to add your Twitter as a link on your beBee profile as a link. Then, when people tweet out your posts here on beBee your twitter handle will auto-populate in the tweets.
- Producer24/11/2016A Thanksgiving Wish For AmericaThe world has become a much scarier place since the advent of the 21st century. Many more people live in a state of fear than they ever have.Sometimes, it feels like this is the beginning of the end of civilization.But if you take a look back...
Comments27/11/2016 #11 Pamela L. WilliamsI ditto Paul's simple statement: Bravo Jim. I would add only this: we are humans first, American's second and our nationalities third. Fear is rampant and I see signs of a disgruntled people's everywhere. This weekend, America's great 'shopping' time (I usually avoid it like the plague) I went to a favorite local shopping center. Every year this center packed on Black Friday weekend. Parking is horrible it takes forever to find a spot. I went for a spa appointment and immediately found a spot right in front of the spa. In fact there were spots everywhere. IMHO it was a sign of the unease American's are feeling. I listen to the news and the talk about the great shopping numbers but it's a lie, more propaganda trying to tell American's there is hope under the coming regime, and a regime it will be. The truth is that the people's majority are speaking and they're saying that hope for the future of our country is weak at best if something is not done to stop the insanity of this sociopath.
thank you Jim for seeing and believing in the American Ideal, may it prevail!27/11/2016 #10 Philippe Collard#9 @Randy Keho, if Trump has his way, the press will become nothing more than a cheerleader for him...as for tolerating disagreement, say that to the minorities that are being harrased by white supremasists...it's not that they disagree, its their very existence that is being questionned...and one lat point "The people has spoken"...yes it has...by 2 millions votes (and counting) for HRC over Trump...not impressed where twice in 16 years someone who gathers more vote is not elected...25/11/2016 #7 Philippe CollardI was recruited by UCLA in 1983. I became a US citizen in 1993. By choice. Because I love America. Or rather, I loved what America was then. I was born in France, my mother country. I call America my wife-country. I love them both. And nobody should ever be asked to choose between one's mother and one's wife. Now America is showing the worst of itself: racist, white, intolerant, unequal, violent. This is not the America I decided to be part of. So I have a wish: "I want my America back". Yes, I said it. Because America belongs to all of us and "wanting it back" is not the sole prerogative of a bunch of white people who fear that there are too many immigrants (like me? who contributed to develop a new medical technology? who worked on the space station? you don't want me...when people insult immigrants, they insult me...a US citizen), people who would rather believe a pathological liar and put him in the White House. Seriously? I moved to the US under Reagan. Did not care much for the fellow but I definitely called him "my" President. All that changed on November 9th. I, and millions like me, look at our country (yes, I said "our" because it is as much "ours" as those who claim they lost it) and feel awful...but there is a remedy to all of this. Let us be vocal. America always looked forward...and we will not let a bunch of jerks force us to look back.24/11/2016 #3 Jared WieseSo well said, Jim.
Other than your point that we should simply BE Americans, my favorite quote :
"the diversity of great thinking of the American people is as much a result of their differences as it is of of their similarities."
America has anyways been a melting pot, founded on people making a better path from tyranny.