- Producer15/06/2017#437 MAJESTY From the Grace-Paintings W.C.B.II Ask yourself to stand by JESUS. Look at the MAJESTY,, A GIFT TO mankind. Now ask yourself, what did the angel of light give mankind? Almost everything popular today. Now ask yourself, where would be the right place to remember the GIFT GOD GAVE?...
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- Producer10/05/2017GIVING GRACE HERE TO YOU SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE ,, William Cii Ballard Grace-PaintingsTO HAVE NO AIR,,, NO PEACE OF MIND WITH GRACE,, NO REASON TO LIVE A MIRACLE, YOUR FAITH IS STUCK UNDER WATER, NEEDING TO BREATH. ,,,,,,, JUST THEN YOU REMEMBER ME,,,, A HAND, TO PULL YOU OUT,,, BUT THERE IS NO HAND, ONLY A MEMORY, ---THE...
- Producer19/04/2017I LOVE YOU, I MIGHT NOT LIKE YOU. W.C.B.IIEVERYONE ALIVE, HAS THAT BLOODLINE THROUGH CHRIST JESUS,,. EVERYONE WHO RECOGNIZES THAT, KNOWS THE LOVE FOR FAMILY, IS STRONGER THAN NOT.,, BUT,,,, FAMILY CAN BE SO SCREWED UP, EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED WITH RELIGION, LIKE A SPORTS TEAM, YOU WHERE THE...
- Producer03/04/2017NO OTHER WAYLike a Key that opens your eternity, A Key that you cut yourself, A Key you can not hold, a Key you can not buy. A Key we all have within, The Key is JESUS CHRIST, That unlocks the Gates of Heaven. You might get to the Gates, but without the Key ...
- Producer25/03/2017A BILLION DOLLARS W.C.B.IIWhen we let go, of that earthly snag, That digs deep into the fears of mankind. Stop saying "ONE BILLION DOLLARS , unless you can say ONE BILLION DOLLARS, A BILLION TIMES,,, my estimate saying one billion dollars =36 times in 30 seconds, 4320 an...
- Producer26/07/2016Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?We all get anxious when it comes to our jobs, however, Anxiety Disease - also called Anxiety Disorder can lead to missing too much time from work, leaving work early, or ultimately losing your job.Many people aren't aware they have Anxiety disorder...
Comments23/05/2017 #86 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI just posted an article about disease naming. It made me think about the way you describe anxiety as a disease. The co-worker you mention was probably in a hostile working environment and being triggered by abusive people. If this environment tolerated the girl that mocked her it likely was an over all reflection of who the organization attracted. So, why do the survivors of such behavior get a break and the ones who are hostile start being called to the carpet. I'll call it hostility disease and it is infectious.
When someone is having anxiety and then realizes they are in a non-supportive environment is escalates the symptoms.
People who like to see people suffer get an enjoyment out of it. What is that disease? I'll call it energy vampire for now.
Anyway, there are labels for these things. But because right now it's "cool" to blame the victims and survivors of rape and being bullied. It's true that you can't avoid every situation but only suicidal people would intentionally want to work with hostile people.21/05/2017 #83 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#79 #81 I just spoke to someone the other day who works remotely out of Cleveland for Marriott. I found out because I can't sleep at night and I called to make a reservation on the phone. For some reason I had a feeling she worked remotely and I asked. We talked for some time and she said that it's going to grow and they are going to do more virtual training (hotels, credit card companies, airlines, car rental agencies and more). Once companies are able to implement more virtual training they can expand their territories for hiring remote workers. She's a night owl like me and works Thurs-Monday from 10:30 pm - 8:30 am and she loves it. Right now many companies need people to live within the vicinity in order to receive training on site. I agree, remote work would be ideal for many who are stay at home moms that may need extra money but don't want to leave their children, people who do have disabilities, yet are able to continue to work- the workforce can be very brutal on people that have open or hidden disabilities. I'm very sorry to hear of everything you've been through but it's also refreshing to hear that you are finding what works for you in order to keep functioning. Those of us with severe anxiety understand that if we don't continue to push ourselves we can end up with full blown agoraphobia and that's a scary thought. Hang in there (easy to say, right?) and lets keep these topics/discussions open. I think it helps when people can finally speak without feeling retribution. It validates that this illness is real, as my dr. told me- it's a medical illness. So, it appears within the Medical community they are progressing!21/05/2017 #82 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#78 I'm sorry to hear that @Shelley Brown! I worked with a woman a few years back who suffered from Anxiety Disorder and panic attacks. She had a very bad one at work once and passed out. I guess she was shaking on the floor real bad right before she passed out. The saddest part of this story, a co-worker of mine told me about it (she was actually my boss). She went on to say, she's strange... she once got all flustered and was flailing on the floor (then the woman telling me this began to mimic the 'flailing' as she called it) and laughed. I became angry and said, well what REALLY happened to her?! She said, oh I think it was an ear problem or something but she over reacted. They had to call an ambulance for her. I don't recall the entire convo because it hurt to hear someone make fun of someone who had a medical issue, it blew me away actually. I will PM you, maybe we can put our brains together and come up with a plan. We'd need a few professionals or at least one along with many story tellers. So, who knows, maybe we can brainstorm and make it happen? I'm game!!21/05/2017 #81 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#76 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you for your kind words.
Friday, I was happily on my to a half a days worth of appointments. One was the unemployment office and the other three were doctors appointments. I was getting an ultra-sound for my lady parts, a visit with the doctor for a review of my previous lab work that revealed hypothyroid, and then a mammogram. I deviated from my routine slightly and locked my keys in my house.
Had this happened 15 years ago, it would've ruined my day completely. However, I had to take a deep breath and sit in my hallway and think. Sometimes anxiety doesn't allow you to do that.
I found someone to drive me to my appointments, thank goodness another golden nugget! She hung out the entire day getting her errands done and even got in to see an ortho for her knee. It all worked out.
While at my appointments my landlord got the message. By the time I got back, I only had to sit in my hallway for a little over a half an hour to wait for on of my landlords. I was fine, but my landlord let it ruin her day. But I can't fix anyone but me.21/05/2017 #79 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#76 If I hadn't had Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which is a mode of Cognitive Therapy and a few golden nuggets along the way who told me their stories and how they deal with it, I would be lost.
My biggest problem is that I do not like to be pretentious. The unemployment rehab gal wants me to not disclose my issues. This is impossible. I have hands that poor out water and act like a barometer. Also, I have limits. I've tried places that advertise "disabled and veterans" but they are not trained professionals, their work environment hostile, they have a high attrition for employees, they do not treat "normal" employees well, nor do they have the best coping skills.
I would love to create non hostile work environments that do not pay slave wages for the disabled folks who need to work. I would also like to get more companies to offer tele-commute jobs for disabled. I like how Ancestry does their data entry for volunteers. This would be great for me if I could get paid to do it.
The other issue getting employed is this dang activism I embarked on. When you look up my name, you can see the smear campaign. Oh well, I'll have to write a blog defending myself and the army of dicks [Dick Armey's crew] did warn me, that I would not be able to quit because of the internet. So, I'll have to be creative.
The best thing for me is meditation and exercise are the key. It helps tremendously. I was in a series of serious accidents, meditation also helps with pain. Exercise is a challenge because if I exercise too much I injure myself and if I don't exercise enough, I am in deep doo doo.21/05/2017 #77 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#75 Hi @Shelley Brown, please share your story. There is no shame in having an illness. We are not crazy, I actually think many people with anxiety are extremely smart, artsy, writers etc... Tag me if you decide to write about your story, please. I would love to organize a conference (informal) with maybe one or two professionals. I have tons of ideas but I would need a few people who are experienced to help organize. What I'd love to see are others who are willing to share their stories in front of an audience. It would be great to have people who are in treatment, people who've been through different modalities of treatment and found success- even sharing what medications along with therapy have been extremely useful and life changing. I think another aspect that I've been studying would be to add what happens during menopause and how hormone fluctuations can actually cause an increase in Anxiety disorder during these trying years for women. I want the stigma to end, it's sad that we feel we have to put on a smile and go on as if our bodies/brains feel normal, when inside we feel like we are slowly dying at times- which I think @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl was referring to as well? Never feel shame!!21/05/2017 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#74 I'm so sorry I missed your comment @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl. I understand the part about giving in. I think that is something many of us struggle with depending on the day, the week or the month(s). Never give up, we can't allow this disorder to rule our lives. It's a struggle, a major struggle but there is always hope with good therapy, a good psychiatrist and support system. I have learned to listen to my body as well, which means if I'm having a very bad day, I just chill. Other days when it's not so bad I push myself to do what I need and find things to do that actually take my mind to another place. I was just telling someone that I love traveling but get so anxious weeks before because of the intrusive (rapid firing) thoughts. Once we are on the road and viewing something outside of my daily environment, I feel like a weight has been lifted. It's a tough fight, but one worth fighting :))20/05/2017 #75 Shelley BrownLisa, I can't thank you enough for writing this story. I am so thankful your brother made it and so so sorry about his friend. Your willingness to share about anxiety disorder, something I have as well, really helps drive it home to that it's not something we should be ashamed of. In fact, because of your generous heart which allows you to share about this, makes me think I may want to write a story about my own struggle. Thank you so much!01/05/2017 #74 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#73 I used to be a master at shielding myself. Overtime, I am not sure what has changed, but I keep finding a way. It's not as if I hadn't been down these winding roads before. I have a sneaking suspicious it is a combination of factors. Sometimes I feel like I should just give in, and decide, I AM DISABLED and other times I do not want to admit and submit to that label because I feel I am able! It is difficult to keep a traditional work schedule. I love to work and am afraid of not being able to make ends meet. Being in transition is stressful. I have to be optimistic.
I too feel the need to know what is happening but must keep it in perspective as to space and time. Finding balance is the key for me.01/05/2017 #73 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl, you are so right, it does affect cortisol levels which is one reason people develop belly fat... or better known as that hard to get rid of, dangerous visceral fat. Anxiety disease can cause so many physical diseases. My Dr. told me they consider Anxiety Disease a Medical Condition now.
Meditation helps me if I don't have a full blown panic attack, by then the chemical responses are beyond our control. I wrote of being out on the breakwater in Maine and having a horrific panic attack, I can attest that meditation would not have worked in that situation.
You made great points about the news cycles and media- I've been trying to watch shows that make me laugh. It's hard not to watch the news though because I want to stay updated on world/US events and that has become much more stressful. My husband began watching the news every night over the past 4 months or so, I finally told him he needed to stop and just watch shows that were conducive to his mental health because it was causing him to feel so angry. That's not like my husband at all.30/04/2017 #72 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI think the hardest part is the subconscious mind has a better memory.
Anxiety can cause a heart attack and inflammation besides high cortisol levels.
Although meditation for me works well. I cannot always meditate in every situation because things can happen so fast.
Now with the entertainment, news cycle and all media wanting to be all about violence, drama and fear bating, I believe there will be more people with anxiety.
This coupled with the Google talk doctors stating that obesity is linked to the antibiotics and GMO crops, besides being related to heightened cortisol levels. I wonder who the scholars dare to body shame people based on the cycle of revenue pipelines they have created. It would be nice if they acknowledge their cause in the matter. Hopefully they'll just treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve and be grateful for their contribution as being an unsuspecting specimens who lost out on an opportunity to have a better quality of life in what some call FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.01/02/2017 #70 Robert CormackThey did some studies at the University of Toronto, comparing certain centres of the brain using MRIs. Depression causes red areas whereas, when the brain is more stimulated (read happy or relaxed) the centres turn yellow. Both CBT and SSRIs produced the same yellow areas over essentially the same time (SSRIs were quicker but tended to move from red to yellow to red while the CBT patients were more consistent). Yoga and meditation are particularly good before stressful days, parties, lectures, etc. It takes time, but it's important to reduce stress levels whenever possible. Anxiety is really the build up of stress, acting like a release valve. If you think of air suddenly coming out of a tire puncture, that's what anxiety is like. That's why Tony Soprano once said about his panic attacks "It feels like a can of ginger ale going off in my head." Very apt description.01/02/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Hi @Robert Cormack, I agree... I've found after being in therapy for quite a few months now that was the beginning of my tipping point. I always thought maybe there were many triggers but never brought it up to the Dr because I didn't want to sound like a major complainer. Sad that with an illness we still get embarrassed. Thankfully, this is the first Counselor who seems to really know what he is doing. CBT for quite a few months and just began my first session of EMDR followed by some type of meditative techniques to bring the mind back down before I left. As even my Dr. told me, this can work much better than meds- we shall see, I have a lot of hope! I haven't given up on the idea of taking yoga either. Tag me in one of your next buzzes, thanks!31/01/2017 #66 Robert CormackI've written on this as well, Lisa. So many people change jobs, linking those jobs directly to their panic disorder. Unfortunately, events at work may only be the tipping point of many early unresolved issues. I think panic disorder is the result of too many "triggers." It's not the job so much (Let's call it the irritant factor), it's all the triggers making an anxiety soup in our brains. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) takes time—more time than most people want to spend—but it can be just as effective as relying on SSRIs, etc. I also firmly believe that medication and yoga—together with CBT—is more effective SSRI therapy (and a lot less expensive if Trump really bungles healthcare). Thanks for the post.
- Producer19/03/2017Turning weakness into a strength. A common question asked in job interviews is what are your perceived weakness and strengths.This question can make even the savviest job candidate cringe. The question isn't difficult but finding the right answer is challenging for most people. Why?...
Comments20/03/2017 #3 debasish majumderif an employer dare to ask question about an aspiring employee's strength and weakness, have he ever thought about his own self? this is the crude advantage he is taking to embarrass the aspiring candidate . weakness or strength is entirely a relative terminology and what may be the strength to the employee, may be considered as weakness to the employer. this is perhaps a fallacy being clouded by the recruiting world, taking advantage of the present unemployment scenario across the world. however lovely insight @Phillip Louis D 'Amato! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
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- Producer05/02/2017Productivity Hacks.People struggle with feelings of not being as productive as we could be in our daily work tasks. Productivity is vital for achieving personal success in the workplace.Today, all too often, people lose control of workplace projects due to...
Comments07/02/2017 #6 Carlos 🐝 TíscarMy biggest productivy hack this year comes from my Social Media management. I recently discovered a tool that provides me the benefits of Buffer (or Hootsuite), Canva and BuzzSumo all-in-one solution.
Getting ideas about what to post. Designing with thousands of templates visual, relevant and engaging content and sharing it easily as in Buffer to major social networks. This literally increased my productivity 150% and save me 50% of my time in social media.
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- Producer29/01/2017Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?The questions that occupy my day are considering open vs. closed situations. Examples include: Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? Do you opt for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple Do you...
Comments20/04/2017 #114 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#112 I thank you dear @Joanne Gardocki for contributing a solid comment. You provided a solution by your call for new venues for discussions such as over meals. We need to breathe new thinking to make business more productive. I am responding to your comment having just published a new buzz on "Against Authenticity and Free Movement":
In the buzz I show how bacteria build communities that are more than 1500 times more resistant to antibiotics than an individual bacterium has. We may think of building work communities following the simple rules bacteria follow. A lot to ponder on.19/04/2017 #112 Joanne Gardocki#104 Ali Anani, you certainly find interesting questions to ponder. The examples from nature are mind expanding and the way you present ideas leads to exploration and self discovery. There are so many thoughtful comments energizing the dialogue; I appreciate the opportunity to join the discussion. On the open office trend, I can see extroverts connecting in ways that don't appear to be productive and the introverts building walls to preserve productivity. I wonder what would happen if we arranged things to encourage more business discussion over shared meals or perhaps walking breaks. Too often I see people rushed to eat unhealthy food with little time to build meaningful relationships with members from all levels of the company. A relaxed lunch with individuals from different departments or a brisk walk could improve creativity, communication, relieve stress, and improve health, benefiting the company and individuals. Thank you for sharing, may your day be productive and deeply satisfying.20/02/2017 #106 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding thermostat-like managers/leaders: You can take this from the standpoint that a thermostat can produce heat (when you raise it higher) and cool when you turn it lower. Thus a leader or manager could be one moment hot (ready to share with employees), the next cold (distancing themselves from employees. If the thermostat method is the one a leader/manager employs, the group or department will be like spinning tops - one minute required to complete one project and the next moving on to another. In short, nothing ever is actually completed nor do they make any positive headway. Once again thank you for an interesting share my friend.15/02/2017 #105 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#104 My dear friend and author @Edward Lewellen- first- it is my genuine pleasure to read your comments again. I hope your health is great as much as your brainy ideas are. Your example of open offices reflects on a real life experience and I share your point of view entirely. Yes, sometimes when we have only two choices we rush into selecting one without considering consequences, as your story example pointed out. I wrote in a later buzz that having choices may generate new choices. You again revealed a great example. You mentioned introverts started building walls of books.
You enrich my my mind my friend.15/02/2017 #104 Edward LewellenMy dear friend, @AliAnani, your ongoing use of nature to teach inspires awe of creation! You correctly write that we quickly jump to this binary decision, open or closed. I found myself doing exactly that! As in most things, to make a generalization of "all" or "none" seems to find exceptions to the rule. I recently became aware of a company that went to an open-space environment for most of their people. The executives thought, as you pointed out, that it would increase interaction, response time, camaraderie, etc. The executive I was speaking with asked me, "Do you know what happened?" I said, "let me get my crystal ball out and tell you. The people who are Extroverts loved it. They ended up engaging with each other more than before and wasting more time than before. The people who are Introverts started building walls for themselves with books, file hangers, pretty much anything they could find." His jaw dropped and he said I have pinpoint accuracy of the reactions from the employees. Unfortunately, executives have what they think is a great idea and then they generalize it into "one size fits all". People are too variable to make something good for all the people all the time.31/01/2017 #97 Sara Jacobovici#95 Thank you to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your comment @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I appreciate you saying that being open to one perspective does not close you to the existence of another. I like the way Dr. Ali worded it by saying that "open and close coexist." Maybe making a choice is often difficult when someone can not imagine being able to hold both that which has been chosen and that which was not.31/01/2017 #96 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#95 You never amaze me with your sharpness @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I enjoyed your comment immensely. Your writing "I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present". So, open and close coexist. You are a pioneer in your thinking and your observation that hugging was accompanied with hate in some comments is the proof.
Because of @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on similar issues I invite her to read your comment Donna. I have no doubt dear Sara shall enjoy reading it.31/01/2017 #95 Donna-Luisa EversleyWell I guess because I snore I will prefer open, Hahaha.. Quite an interesting topic. I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present. I shared a post on hugs and was surprised that it could elicit hate in some comments. Yet, there I was looking at the thoughts of another. I'm okay with choices once it does not become abusive or obscene. Thus by all means keep your mouth closed when sleeping, but I'll keep snoring with mine open and give you some earplugs 😊
Much food for thought @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
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- Producer23/07/2016WHY I HATE TO WRITEJohn Lennon I think that a large majority of Americans (or at least certain overly influential demographic groups) have a misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution (part of the first 10 amendments which are known as the...
Comments30/05/2017 #152 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#145 heh--you hear how a group right wing of the NRA is fighting over the counter hearing aids because Warren is supporting it. They say it is a plot. http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/05/28/elizabeth-warren-bill-hearing-aid-draws-opposition-from-gun-rights-conservative-groups/WMAAAo9Z8zAK7AzZnrRUII/story.html?s_campaign=todaysheadlines:newsletter29/05/2017 #151 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeYou have garnered so much interaction on this piece as to make it an interesting journey through your writing and the comments. But why hate to write? The title struck me as it has before because writing is like breathing for me. Try to take my freedom of speech away from me and I will at least dream of shooting you.28/05/2017 #149 Maureen Wixon#148 Dear Gerry, I just found this response from you! I am unfamiliar with the tech needs so easily absorbed by the Bees that this so will be my first attempt at a reply. So glad to hear from you. How is it you saw this post again? Your writing is like a "stream of consciousness" that is fun to follow and absorb. Hope your response meant you had found something meaningful. We receiver from trauma and it seeps into our psyches uninvited. Very best to you! Maureen27/05/2017 #148 Gerald Hecht#146 Hi @Maureen Wixon Its strange to see this post again...just the other day, while browsing you tube for "The Ballad of John and Yoko" to (refresh the chord changes) there were a number of archived "breaking news" reports, including the Monday Night Football announcement by Howard Cosell..and.as I was living in North Jersey at the time...I watched the one from the local NYC affiliate for (I think) CBS...and I saw myself in the small crowd in front of the Dakota...it freaked me out, as you can imagine...for a moment, I had an impulse to post it...but then came to my senses and realized how that would be a perfect example of the way that SM has twisted humanity into "echo insane asylums"...what I hadn't remembered was that at that time I wore 'granny glasses", and that night, I was wearing an "army jacket"...we had gone into the city on the PATH train from Rutgers to throw a frisbee around in central park because it was like 70 degrees which was extremely warm for the first week in December...on that video; it almost looks like I'm his ghost...a doppelganger...trying to tell the reporter that I'm not dead or something...now, I'm 15 years older than he ever got to be...and the United States that I grew up in is unrecognizable...27/05/2017 #147 Gerald Hecht#145 @Robert Cormack Thank you for reviewing...I really didn't appreciate how easily this country could shatter into something unrecognizable --so quickly...someone got shot in the Circle K two nights ago about 200 yds away from my apt...4th armed robbery in about 4 months...business as usual; James Lee Burke makes murder in Louisiana seem exotic...but the truth is just disintegrating bayous, salt water incursion and a government that is a microcosm, and (I think --since its last in the nation on every ranking (health care, education) a canary in the coal mine experience...the witnessing of John Lennon's assassination as a 19 year old, in retrospect, may have been a cruel "vaccine"...but its useless now...the disease has mutated to an unimaginable level29/04/2017 #146 Maureen WixonHi Gerry, for sharing the insanity of what is becoming acceptable and insidiously seeping into our psyches, What struck me was what you shared about being a witness to such horror. While we learn to live with it, its impact can be brought up in any moment or decades later. Hope writing about the reality of gun violence from a personal experience was cathartic. Adding your personal trauma puts a face to the absurdity and the consequences. Thank you! Maureen25/04/2017 #145 Robert CormackEven as a Canadian, I see the 2nd Amendment as an old, worn, terribly abused piece of legislation that keeps so many Americans sleeping soundly because they have faith in their trigger fingers. No American should be able to own a gun unless they can at least spell amendment and understand that amendments are often afterthoughts. Knowing that afterthought is one word should also be a requirement of owning a gun, since cleaning up carnage is usually an afterthought of shooting people. Thanks for the post, @Gert Scholtz.16/04/2017 #144 Gerald Hecht#143 @Lyon Brave I'm more of an "It always seems to be now" type; but I think I see how it may seem otherwise...for instance; in examining the comments on this post in temporal order...it might seem to be an example of a historical record.
However (to me anyway) it has a different (but just as fascinating) existence when examined in reverse temporal order...or even a "sideways"or a completely random order.
The latter (random) order seems to impart an impression of manipulating a polished, "precious" gemstone, or even a glass prism and watching the patterns of light...both...
...refracted/reflected/projected in relation to some "tabula rasa"...
... as well as shimmering within...
...as they continually change and transform...
... in an extended/hypnotic present tense; always changing and...
...feeling like "now"04/04/2017 #141 Wafa El-Amrani ✌@Gerald Hecht I understand, you never know who is crossing your way, judgemental, toxic?... just experiences/lessons, don't be affected! infected!
Never mind!... keep your good intentions intact and your positive energy high, that's the fuel of life!
Stay blessed :)04/04/2017 #140 Gerald Hecht#139 @Wafa El-Amrani ✌ yeah, it's probably always been true; I think that what's different right now...is thatvits one of those "zeitgeists" where actually standing up and speaking the truth is not only frowned upon...but make one the prey for whole villages armed with "pitchforks and torches"...and, for better or worse...I'm a "stand and deliver type"...not trying to rock the boat...but I happen to be in a boat at the time and it starts rocking...oh well.
I'm also a "I have no problem accepting responsibility for doing that type".
I'm more of a "I did my best to point out something that I feel is wrong --at an institutional level and scale...and when accused/questioned on having done so...use 'yeah, of course and now something similar is happening again over here' --as a rejoinder kind of person".04/04/2017 #139 Wafa El-Amrani ✌@Gerald Hecht , Thank you !
What many people wants to ignore at this moment and time of our world is that they operate either from the soul or from the ego; it is indeed a free choice!
But being responsible of the consequences of their choice is a complete different story...04/04/2017 #137 Gerald Hecht#136 @Wafa El-Amrani ✌ yes, very true.
I miss him...I miss a lot of people, but we must appreciate them while they are here; and pay no mind to the people who we already know won't miss us; you know it's not really a matter of good etiquette or whatever --there are just really negative people out there --sociopaths and such; and they feed off of pushing yer buttons...being human, we all (well I can only speak for myself) ; I occasionally know that I've given them the pleasure of responding.
It's never pleasurable for me; just a precious energy usually!04/04/2017 #135 Gerald Hecht#134 @Thank you @Wafa El-Amrani ✌...but I fear that my fate hath been sealed...someone asked "who among you shall cast the first stone?"
Now...after the first volley --I don't even reckon I know the direction from whence the 12 one embarked upon its journey to the jaw (fragmented and beyond repair)...which once held my teeth ...I chewed a repast not knowing it was the las...
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Comments27/12/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIf we succumb to confusion and chaos, they win. Staying silent hurts everyone if we hold truths in our hearts and don't share them. I'm not sure who is responsible for the parasites. I think we all need to hold the media to higher standards. We need to be our own fact checkers now and even then, we need to know what sites are legitimate for reasons of fact checking. I feel bad for Countries with State run media because they control what they want their citizens to hear and they also put out a ton of propaganda. I fear... I honestly fear for the first time in my life that this could happen to us. I've watched the trend and I don't like what I'm seeing. I will say, our journalists are fighters and they won't stay silent.26/12/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI'm of the same heart @debasish majumder, there is developing an seething anger in societies across the world. The recent US election outcome speaks volumes as to the extent of this anger. Whether it is the loss of human connection that technology has created or the divide that continues to grow between the 'classes', there does appear to be a parasite undermining the very foundation of humanity.
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- Producer30/11/2016Corporate Thought Police Goldman Sachs Einsatzgruppen !Sir Henry Rawlinson - ''Germany calling'' I wrote the following during the EU refferendum campaign, and as collective punishment for all those who dared to stand up for their rights the first thing Mark Carney did was Cut Interest Rates for his...
Comments01/12/2016 #7 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlAn old neighbor of mine passed away this morning from an overdose. We tried everything to help him. He stole copper pipes, a child's bike and who knows what else... One time he was almost shot by officers... We were at a loss as to how to help him. He had no one. We all feel worse because we didn't know how to help him. He was a talented musician and song writer. Just too sad and it's an awful feeling to have to sit by and watch someone self destruct.01/12/2016 #5 Gordon PyeJust watching them desperately trying to wriggle off the electronics malfunction hook by attempting to portray tyhat the Brazil plane crashed because it ran out of fuel but then the pilot would have dumped it thinking of a half chance of surviving crashing into a thick forest !
I'M afraid I missed the full feature, but this Tech Sector Analyst guy was on BBC Business Live this morning but I did catch that apparently Tesla had put out a story that hackers using a mobile phone had disabled the brakes on one of their cars from ten miles away. A most unlikely story and Dick Turpin PhD Pinocchio's Nose grows exponentially by the day, a self taught former Automotive Technician turned Computer Progammer and Hardware expert once told me the following !
" Its a miracle the bloody things work at all, electrons flying across the surface of the chip at the speed of light and expected to plop down exactly the right hole "
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/tesla-s-other-alleged-safe-driverless-cars-achilles-heel30/11/2016 #4 Gordon PyeSome argue that easy access to a public library is an anachronism in today’s age of Smart Phones and the internet, but since libraries now have proper computers perhaps nothing could be further from the truth. It could be said that Library Closures are an attack on the educational aspirations of those less fortunate enough to be on a subsistence income either through unemployment or disability.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/library-closures-21st-century-book-burners30/11/2016 #3 Gordon PyeOnly the other night it was on the BBC about how the Yanks used North Devon beaches for live fire training of their troops destined for the D-Day Landing in Normandy as part of Operation Overlord as they were ideal for amphibious landings.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/is-crossrail-an-eu-defence-project30/11/2016 #1 Gordon PyeAsset Inflation Equals Bogus Growth !
My home is probably the oldest house in my village, incorporating stone almost certainly nicked from shortly after the dissolution of nearby Sawley Abbey likewise the beams are said to be scrap timber from the Spanish Armada.
It will suffice to say that ownership came into my mums side of the family in the 1950s and after selling some of the land to build a petrol station stood them at £500, it was modernised and we rented it to a woman who worked in our shop for the princely sum of £1pw. The rent remained the same up to 1985 when we gave notice to her son and we had it ” modernised ” to move into when my mum retired and we sold the shop, uncovering the beams and fireplace with beehive oven. The original sandstone slates were replaced with second hand Denorwig Welsh Slate, central heating, new kitchen plus upstairs loo cost around £30k, not decorated since.
We did get UPVC doors and windows fitted in 1995 just after my mum died and previous to that a burst pipe under the floor produced plenty of hassle requiring a good bodge with a new plastic pipe from the front garden into the kitchen. Apart from that hardly spent a penny on it, a few minor DIY repairs but we did get a new modern boiler to save on the mega gas bills, circuit breaker for the electrics new shower unit.
- Producer30/11/2016Beleaguered Buy 2 Let Ten Bob Fat Cats ?Perhaps the first rule for Sustainable Household Economics is Don't get caught wearing a Fur Coat with No Knickers !Asset Inflation Equals Bogus Growth ! My home is probably the oldest house in my village, incorporating stone almost certainly...
Comments12/12/2016 #3 Gordon PyeMy original June 2012 NollyPrott article got me blocked on Twitter by George Galloway after he opined that I should seek medical help, but the very first person to block me was George Monbiot after I pulled him up for his Tweet opining that dying of Hypothermia was a pleasant experience !
Try telling that to the ghost of the brave men who died racing to the South Pole for the glory of King & Country as listed on the monument in the park at Queenstown in New Zealand , and now the new British Antarctic Survey Icebreaker is to be named after Sir David Attenborough, the BBC Nature presenter who has done more than anyone to promote Carbon Dioxide drives Global Warming Fraud !
Explore https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/impending-cop21-green-holocaust09/12/2016 #2 Gordon PyeNetwork Rail was the brainchild of Stephen Byers ( famous for his seven eights are 54 gaffe ) Transport Minister at the time of the Hatfield Disaster where the inferior quality Korean Rail the Railtrack board had been extensively using in their ( Corporate Cartel backed via booming share price ) attempt to close British Steel at Workington. Network Rail was spun as Nationalisation, but that's at least being economical with the truth if not intellectually dishonest, its still a Corporation even if technically publicly owned, its CEO and Board of Directors are free to do whatever they like under EU procurement rules, which are obviously designed to facilitate large scale embezzlement of Taxpayers Money !
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/network-rail-tonbridge-embezzlement30/11/2016 #1 Gordon PyeAt Clitheroe on countless occasions the service was delayed ( and sometimes cancelled ) due to the electronic ticket machine malfunctioning, the object of their exercise being to collect passenger number data, and stop the driver fiddling although it was dead easy for them to short change you via the shoot anyway.
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Comments29/11/2016 #2 Gordon PyeAt Clitheroe on countless occasions the service was delayed ( and sometimes cancelled ) due to the electronic ticket machine malfunctioning, the object of their exercise being to collect passenger number data, and stop the driver fiddling although it was dead easy for them to short change you via the shoot anyway.
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- Producer28/11/2016Pray For Beleaguered New Zealand !Manawatu Gorge Cabride - view looking aft I'm Moby Dick of the BBC, Sky and ITV news bleating on about Aleppo when apparently there are 41K Homeless as the result of Earthquakes in NZ now. latest in the south of the North Island as well, the...
Comments28/11/2016 #1 Gordon PyeBristol VRT - 38749 (1147) - AFJ 749T - Ex First Devon & Cornwall
The old girl in the video sounds like she is fitted with the original Leyland 500 Fixed-Head Engine and a semi-automatic 5 speed gearbox, the ones I enjoyed driving at Ribble were fitted with Gardner Engines and could only manage 50, whereas she would probably do 60 !