- Producer25/06/2017America. Busted Jaw, Broken Leg & Blind In One Eye.We live in a political worldLove don't have any placeWe're living in timesWhere men commit crimesAnd crime don't have any faceWe live in a political worldWhere peace is not welcome at allIt's turned away from the doorTo wonder some moreOr put up...
Comments25/06/2017 #9 Rick Delmonico1.) Health care: Control health care and you control the people.
2.) Poverty: Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3.) Debt: Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4.) Gun control: Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5.) Welfare: Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing and income).
6.) Education: Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.
7.) Religion: Remove the belief in God from the government and schools.
8.) Class warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.25/06/2017 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams#5 I don't tend to trust in any one newscaster, but what you are proposing is exactly what Rachel Maddow is saying on her show. RUN for office, especially if you are a woman, like you she says that is how we will change things. There are large training sessions all over they country that are training women how to run for office. I'll support any efforts these people make. I wish I had what it took to do so.25/06/2017 #5 Jerry FletcherPamela & Jim. The dumbing down of America has been going on for years as has the Republican plan launched when Newt was yet to become a part of the "shadow government." This is what we get when no one stands up and runs for all the "lesser offices". Last Saturday I met a woman who has held state and local offices and I think her solution may be one that can be employed. She is on a crusade to get more women to run for office. She told me that when women run they succeed a little over 50% of the time. The difficulty is that more men run (5 to 1) and so we wind up with a patriarchal society from the school board to the Senate. She is registered as a Republican but is fiscally conservative while socially liberal and in her words "I don't give damn what party a woman is in just getting her involved will make a difference."
Let's find every way we can to make a difference.25/06/2017 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams#3 So happy to fulfill your hopes Mr Jim!
I am just sick to death of the blindness and stupidity in this country. I actually had someone tell me a couple weeks ago that many believed when Obama was elected, the reason they were upset was because they believed he was the anti-christ. OMFG!
That told me that these people do NOT read their Bible or else they would know that the anti-christ will follow the leader who destroys the economy, starts wars everywhere. (Wars and rumors of wars). So if we are setting ourselves up for an anti-christ to rise; baby they are doing a damn good job of it and out of unequivocal stupidity. If you're going to preach the word, please actually read it!25/06/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsDamn it people: We are Humans first, Americans second...SCREW YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION and I'm sick of hearing how the GOP is the Christian God's people! Especially that Dumb F*** in the white house. What an insult to the God you claim, a belief that my Grandfather taught me was about mankind, not economics, not money, money money, and sure as hell not about a reality star whose wealth comes from ripping off others and not paying his bills.
I was absolutely sickened to hear the American financial industry say this week that the only reason many of Trump's properties have not been foreclosed on for non-payment was that he was too "big" to foreclose on. How many American's lost their homes because of the last Republican Administration deregulations? Millions? While Trump was 'too big'. Screw that too. He is a Liar, He is a Con, He is a Criminal, He's a Traiter to our country, so don't tell me about the 'bad guys' coming out of Mexico or how Muslims are a danger to this country, the worst is sitting in the white house.
And Congress know's all this, they are protecting him because they know he is too stupid to stop them. They are laughing at the inept Trump, he is playing right into their heartless, criminal hands. Wake up America before they destroy this country or start a civil or even worse global war. Can no one else see that that is exactly what he wants, he's playing space invaders with our military and the contractors making billions off our tax dollars are only too happy to let him keep his finger on the trigger. He wants to launch a nuclear weapon with those his tiny little hands because he has no testosterone and a nuclear weapon will make him feel like a man.
soap box now stored!25/06/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williamsthanks for this paragraph in particular:
"Economics 101 states that in order to create wealth through the selling of products or services, you need to actually have a market.
If the intention is to kill off the poor and the aged and to drive the middle class into bankruptcy, where the fuck is your domestic market which, historically in the US, has been one with the highest per capita consumption in the world?
This greed and elitism is being fed at the expense of the key consumers.
Call me silly, but I can’t help but think that this is all amazingly short-sighted, if indeed there is any vision at work here at all. But then again, greed can cause all kinds of strange afflictions among the greedy.
The insanity being exhibited by the Republican party has pretty much infected the Democratic party as well. I fancy myself a conservative Democrat or Liberal, as we are called here in The Great White North, and subscribe to a lot of the Democratic social media propaganda sites.
And they are up to their eyeballs in fake news themselves. But there’s a kinds of desperation here, simply because they don’t have a Trump for people to unload on. They could probably use a good whipping boy right about now. Any Kennedys available?" (and Joe Kennedy III is there!)
How people are not "getting" this is beyond me. I almost cried when Montana and Georgia elected more crooked Republicans in the special elections. You just gave fuel to the fire and told the Republicans that it's okay to kill children who have pre-existing conditions, life threatening diseases, but god forbid that anyone have an abortion, what hypocrits. I'm sorry, but they have lost their freakin minds. Jim, The :blind in one eye" header was perfect.
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- Producer25/06/2017Those Weren't the DaysYouth was an interesting time. Do me a favor and play this while you read.Now you might think I was a real pothead because I loved this song. I wasn't I just loved the damned song. I hated the feeling that marijuana gave me.It was the era of,...
Comments25/06/2017 #6 John VaughanLove perspectives. I, too, was a community activist in Boston area in early/mid-70's (http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/index-newmedia.html). Respectfully disagree with your opinions about pot, then and now. I look around me and see that a lot of importantGood and importantBad things just keep on keepin' on, even if they look a little different. Glad I did what I did when I was younger and more naive. I sure looked better...25/06/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ WyattWhile it may have been the same era, my perspective and life experience of those times was probably 360 degrees opposite of yours. My introduction to that song by the "Fraternity of Man" was through the movie "Easy Rider". I slept a few feet away from Janis at the only State sponsored rock festival in history when I was 15 (she didn't perform at the festival) and I didn't know she was there until later. About a month and a half later she Over Dosed, followed shortly by Jimi.25/06/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#1 Probably the best is, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/my-story-of-abuse. When I got too big to beat, I guess I was not fun anymore, so I ended up on my own. I strove to make my parents proud at the time, but the more I succeeded, the more disappointed they seemed to get.
- 25/06/2017By @Vincenzo De Florio. A must read.A case of population homeostasis?www.linkedin.com Worldwide, the secondary sex rate (namely, the fraction of the number of born males over the number of born females) is approximately equal to...
- Producer25/06/2017The Leap of Faith: By the Grace of God Go II put in my notice at work a week ago Friday, when I realized the job was no longer serving me. Don't get me wrong, it's a great job, it just wasn't resonating with my soul. In fact, it was sucking the life out of me. It wasn't a decision that I...
Comments25/06/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThe human mind can take but so many balls to juggle. We risk dropping all the balls if we do not "Sharpen the Saw" (Steven Covey Habit Seven). The time we take to clear our minds and open up new self conversations that are unrelated to current conditions, strengthen the resolve of success.
Congratulations on the strategy and know that 100% effort in a clear direction is better than a divided focus.25/06/2017 #1 Yogesh SukalLeap of faith and follow passion. Nice article @Donna Wood
I have on quote from my Quoteful shots for this buzz.
In cyclic life, I will suggest unintuitive pause,
To understand cycle & get assigned with better cause.
Thank you for this buzz Donna.
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- 25/06/2017Here are 7 ways to bullet proof your mindset.7 Ways to Bulletproof your Mindsetwww.linkedin.com Mindset is something we all associate with sports and we know a lot of athletes who are at the top of their game have a great mindset. Another...
- Producer25/06/2017ConsciousnessRick DelmonicoPublished on January 14, 2017Everything is fields, even consciousness.Author in Source TitleThe conceptual structure has a fractal nesting such that, there is never any real separationbut a continuous rearrangement of associations....
- Producer24/06/2017TruthPublished on January 12, 2017Rick DelmonicoI am going to attempt to answer a very big question.What is truth?This will generate a fractal, a nested hierarchy of explanation.The reason is because of “levels of description.”Most of what we observe is...
Comments24/06/2017 #1 Jim MurrayPlease don't take this as a sign of disrespect, but the wonky line spacing and sentence breaks in this post make it quite difficult to follow. It's also way longer as a running narrative than most people would have the patience to plow though. I appreciate the bigness of the idea and the intent,. though. I just think a lot more people would read this if it the sentences weren't all fragmented, And often times, fragmented in a way that actually splits thoughts in two.
- Producer24/06/2017Pondering idle thoughts: Bad decisions make good stories.More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better but also more directly involves me. Nothing sucks more than that moment...
Comments25/06/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI can see only one point I might disagree with: the cyclist one. I live in a huge cycling area and I have to say that most are very considerate of cars on the road. It helps that the city and county have created bike lanes all around the city and the cyclist usually 'stay in their lane'. Wish I could teach some car drivers that skill as they text and talk on their phone while easing over into my lane. I once yelled out the window: "I need a new car, just keep coming my way and you're paying for it!"24/06/2017 #6 Barbara HensleeHow long have you been IN MY HEAD?! LOL (genuinely laughing out loud). I have had about 90% of these same thoughts. Not wanting to be the one holding the remote control in a room full of people would be an exception. I think I might be a bit of a control freak. This buzz is seriously hilarious. My face is sore from smiling so big and I now need a neck massage from nodding so much! Ha! Thanks for the giggles!
- Producer24/06/20178 TIPS IN SPOTTING FAKE NEWSIn our day and age, everything seems to be becoming fast-paced.We have messaging services that require a simple tap of the “send” button to reach someone. We have social media to thank for the photo updates from our friends as far as the other side...
Comments24/06/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsReminds me of the old radio drama by Orson Wells: "War of the Worlds", which was set up as a newscast. It caused panic to a lot of people who did not hear the disclaimer at the start of the show. The same panic is just as possible when news, public leaders, celebrities open their mouths and spill out vile lies. It may be meant as entertainment or just off-cuff-remarks but they're reckless, dangerous and down-right stupid.
- Producer24/06/2017A Story About My Friend, Phil FriedmanI have made a lot of friends over the years, in the advertising business, in my consulting business and on line as well.One of the best online friends I have is a guy named Phil Friedman. We met back on LinkedIn, before life went to hell for writers...
Comments25/06/2017 #18 Phil Friedman#16 Just to be clear, Peter, my personal position has always been (and always will be) that everyone has a right to express him or herself. However, at the same time, nobody is obligated to read or listen or pay attention to what that person has to say.
Moreover, while I've never objected to being the target of on-point criticism, I firmly believe that an author's post should not be an open forum in the sense that anyone can post anything in the comments thread of another author's post. For that is like requiring a magazine to provide space for just anybody to publicize whatever they want.
My feeling is that if you feel strongly about a particular post being wrong, publish your own piece saying so. Then take your chances on whether anyone will pay attention. Don't try to springboard on the established readership of the author whom you're criticizing. Or push some other agenda which you may have.
Just saying. Cheers!25/06/2017 #17 Jerry FletcherJim, Way to weigh in! That's what friends are for! I, for one, have endeavored not to let the negatrons get to me. It is nice to see to see two guys I admire have each others backs. And to see Javier react as well. There is enough inadvertent disagreement in the world without having to put up with intentional malevolence. We may not always agree but how we disagree is what makes a difference. Calm, rational discussion usually leads to both sides learning and modifying their viewpoint. Nobody gets anywhere when a conversation becomes character assassination.25/06/2017 #16 Peter AltschulerTrolling is a problem that needs constant attention, Jim, and you've given it appropriate exposure. That's worth doing on its own and laudable in the context of @Phil Friedman. While social sites are often interesting because they're open forums, it may be time to vet the participants or, at the very least, let authors set up temporary barriers to block the invective.25/06/2017 #15 Pascal DerrienRight on the button @Jim Murray . What I like about Phil (@Phil Friedman) is that he is discreet supporter of many and does not have the need to over publicize his actions in that domain, he is sometimes misunderstood for some reasons that do escape me but he is one the best of us...... :-)25/06/2017 #13 Phil Friedman#4 Jim, this is just about the nicest, most decent thing anyone outside my immediate family has ever done for me. Not only because of the overly kind things that you say about me but because it takes real care and sizable cajones to speak out in these circumstances. And I appreciate it more than I can express. My thanks also go out to all the others who have posted their support here and elsewhere on beBee and earlier on LinkedIn.
Being stalked by "the troll" goes back more than three years to my publishing on LinkedIn. I lost count of the number of times he challenged my authenticity and implied or even stated outright that there was no support for the things I said about my background and experience or the things I do in my core business. Never mind that all of those claims are well documented in photo-illustrated portfolios on my LinkedIn profile. And never mind that my LI profile includes a half dozen letters of recommendation from prominent marine industry people with whom I've work, for whom I've worked, and who have worked for me. Real people with verifiable identities who can be found and reached (even on LinkedIn) as queried as to the authenticity of the recommendations. https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil/
It didn't matter that I pointed this out to "the troll" at least a couple dozen times over the years. As it did not matter that, when he challenged my claim to have published more than 1,000 print and digital articles in magazines and on the web, I responded with verifiable documentation of the claim. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/i-ll-show-you-mine-then-you-show-me-yours
... cont. pt. II25/06/2017 #12 Phil Friedman#4 Jim - pt. II.
No, he continued to attempt to despoil my posts and my business reputation with unsupported claims and vague innuendo. Indeed, when I once called him on not speaking to the point of one of my pieces, he proudly informed me that he never read anyone's article and rarely even read through the comment thread, but commented based on the last comment that caught his eye. And he gleefully bragged that none of it was worth his time -- never seeing the irony of what he was saying, given he stalked my profile almost every day to see where my posts were appearing.
The hardest part of all of it was that when, from time to time, I had it up to "here" and I responded with a sharp tongue, I would be labeled by some who were not aware of the circumstances, as being negative and disagreeable. And when I simply ignored his mean-spirited, disingenuous comments, other labeled me as haughty and exclusionary. Which is why I appreciate so much your stepping forward to set the record straight. Thank you again, my friend.24/06/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergKudos on this post, Jim, I couldn't agree more with your characterization of @Phil Friedman. I likewise became acquainted with Phil's talents in the so-called "Lumpy Kingdom" and we quickly developed a professional networking relationship. I admire Phil for all of the reasons you mentioned. Most importantly, IMHO, Phil always speaks his mind and speaks "truth to power" as they say. He's not afraid to be blunt and, like an umpire, call it as he sees it. This sometimes can rub some people the wrong way. However, I've always found Phil to engage with the utmost of civil discourse, honesty and integrity.
Moreover, many historians and others of high intellect equate one aspect of true leadership with telling people what they DON'T want to hear. In short, Phil is an exemplary individual, and expert writer, and a man of the highest integrity. He is a role model who deserves accolades. Thus, I tip my hat to Phil because even when we strongly disagree on the issues, we both do so in a respectful manner that showcases the best of civil discourse in a social media space that is too often toxic.
Finally, any professional writer learns quickly that you can't have "thin skin" in this field. However, when one's reputation is directly challenged or tarnished, and their veracity questioned, then it's "no holds barred" in defending oneself and correcting the record. I admire the fact that Phil does not back down, back off, of give in to trolls. He fights for what he believes is right in good conscience and with facts. He is indeed an honorable and admirable person whom I am proud to call my friend.24/06/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@Jim Murray, this is a great way to show how a friendship works. I started following you and @Phil Friedman back in the good old days at LI because I appreciate good writers. You and Phil have different styles of writing but there is one common denominator and that is being authentic. Keep up the good work, guys.
Thanks for explaining the whole story, Jim. I spotted the trouble right away and made my pitch using my own experience as an example. Stay strong, Phil. You have a lot of friends in your corner.24/06/2017 #7 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThat troll 'followed' me and I followed back because I was waiting for the outbreak of trollness. Not surprised it appeared, though I missed the actual attack. Uncalled for!
You're right: Phil's inteligence is unquestionable, his writing skills exemplary. We've butted heads ourselves but I felt no need to 'troll' him, Agree to disagree and move on.
Good to read your words again Jim, I've missed them. I've learned a few hard lessons in these 'missing' few months and they are that I have to see beyond the superficial, I need to find the true character of the people because the harm that comes from blinding yourself to other's true intent is untold hurt. Your words for your friend are truly touching.
And good for Javier! He and his team have always protected their bees well.24/06/2017 #5 Charlene NormanAnd this entire thread with the two stories by two fine writers more than adequately demonstrates the love-hate relationship I have with social media and the two-edged sword that damn tool has. While I really do believe that only 2% of the population is certified loopy, they are truly s$#%$#%t disturbers for the sane. You are so very lucky @Phil Friedman to have so many good folks in your corner.
- Producer23/06/2017Stop Spitting in the WindWouldn't it be amazing if we had the ability to get others to magically comply with our wishes? What if we had a technology to morph our environment - to remove anything that is annoying and energy-sucking - so that we could spend more time on the...
Comments25/06/2017 #8 Harvey LloydI found early in life that shared rules lead to emotional outbreaks of defiance shared visions though always wound up with support, in most cases. I got a great laugh out of the TP metaphor. How can a roll of wood fibers be the center of such great discussion across so many households? My kids would always let me know they left me one square so the roll was truly not empty. We laughed. The roll exits from the front not the back or my wife says the back not the front.
On a more serious note we did move from rules to vision and over time our children and our professional associates at work moved towards the vision. They didn't always do it "my" way but they did work towards the vision.24/06/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeIn adolescence, my sons used to take carefully laundered and folded clothes (that I stacked on their beds for them to put away), and throw them on the floor, which I subsequently collected and washed again. Once I realized they were doing this, I told them to wash their own clothes.24/06/2017 #3 Brian McKenzieOh my, had I known I could have stopped the Reality of incoming artillery just by thinking more focused thoughts - my deployments would have been so much the happier. PS 152 mm from Kiev doesn't give a frig about what the target thinks of its velocity, trajectory and explosive ordinance. Neither do the people ordering it.24/06/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love the TP example you used @Jennifer Heflin. That was an on-going issue in my home too when my kids were growing up. I laughed when I read found it on the floor, or the sill of your window, I remember those days. I think sometimes it's the cumulative effect of TP, not rinsing toothpaste down, leaving dishes on counters or in every room, clothing on floors and on the list goes. So, we do need to choose our battles and re-focus as you put it. I did learn to do this over time and it made life much easier on me and probably my family too. My kids are now grown and do quite well taking care of their own homes ;-) For the record, as smart as my husband is, he still leaves a new roll of toilet paper on the floor. I think he's TP challenged.24/06/2017 #1 Puneet SrivastavaVery interesting examples :) Interestingly, i have seen that every household in the world has some such TP-type tussle. Somewhere its over the bath towels, other places over pillows, while somewhere something else. Yet in every situation there are two things in common - majority just not bothered and yet 1 guy insisting endlessly. And still everyone living together. Possibly that's why its called a family. Nice write-up @Jennifer Heflin Hope TP comes home in your home soon. :) Good wishes.
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- Producer23/06/2017I Had a Dream...“Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?” Stevie, Nicks, Fleetwood MacThey say we dream four to six times per night — which is more than I want, believe me. I had one last night where a town was so corrupt, nobody cared anymore. Citizens got crazy...
Comments24/06/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSad right, when the dream does not sound crazier then the reality. Fleetwood Mac is appropriate because their music was co-opted by Bill Clinton as the chief theme of his first Presidential victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JA1nWPFqM View moreSad right, when the dream does not sound crazier then the reality. Fleetwood Mac is appropriate because their music was co-opted by Bill Clinton as the chief theme of his first Presidential victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JA1nWPFqM So if Fleetwood Mac could contribute on song for the Clinton Presidency they should release a parody single right now "We've Stopped Thinking about Tomorrow".
Yet this dream was not just about politics and the actual nightmare that is unfolding in America right now, it was also touched the realm of Guy Debord because McGregor vs. Mayweather is definitely another piece of the Spectacle. If Hunter Thompson lived in this time he would have shot himself much earlier, not even Thompson would be impressed with a Gonzo President.
Stevie Nicks would have been back for an encore had Hilary Clinton won especially since she did get off the fence and predicted in September 2016 that Hilary would win by a landslide http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/politics/stevie-nicks-hillary-clinton-landslide/index.html - which only goes to show that even Fleetwood Mac participated once in a political dream.
It was never the case that Hilary would ever run naked on the White House Lawn, for she got a much worse nightmare come true than that, she had her political soul ripped out of on that election night - the dream was so real she built a monument to celebrate in and on that night, all the dreamers in that DNC monument awoke with real tears rolling down their face http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/backstage-at-hillary-clintons-election-night-party-ive-never-seen-a-more-defeated-group-people- Close24/06/2017 #12 Chas ✌️ WyattYou really need to lay off the CNN Mojitos. I never dream about politics; not that I am not political; indeed, I have very strong political opinions, I just don't dream about politics. I would have never wrapped this in a Stevie Nicks song, but, then, that is the only thing that made me click on the buzz. I don't think about politics when I listen to Stevie Nicks, either.
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