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  1. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    05/09/2016
    Cause that is how we are!
    Cause that is how we are!Andrew said to Harriet, "you can take my place just don't cook the curry!"Perhaps Tubman didn't realize how privileged she was to not have been one of Jackson's 300 slaves.My buzz about: How's *Your* Privilege? by Nicole Chardenet It seems like the...
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    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    I have removed my gripes about gripes and am posting this answer to another gripe into 'Gripe.' This would be a great hive to join to learn what others are complaining about: @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Javier beBee, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Federico Álvarez San Martín, @Matt Sweetwood, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri,
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    #4 this is cool, Melissa. Can you share this with the hive named Paper Money?
    Melissa Hefferman
    05/09/2016 #4 Anonymous
    I don't know if I understand curry or not curry and I best read the orher buzz referenced I think, but stand alone in this moment now, your photo plus words make me think of this for some reason: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/05/first-look-hans-peter-feldmann-suspends-100000-dollar-bills-on-the-walls-of-the-guggenheim-museum/
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #3 Ben Pinto
    #1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicole-chardenet/how-s-your-privilege
    I would have just commented, but my rant ran over 2000 characters.
    Ben Pinto
    05/09/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    @Sara Jacobovici, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Sarah Elkins, Don Kerr, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @Phil Friedman, @David Grinberg, @jesse kaellis, Lisa @Lisa Gallagher, @Gary Sharpe, @Jim Murray, @Milos Djukic
    Charles David Upchurch
    05/09/2016 #1 Charles David Upchurch
    I missed the other post or posts that you are referring to in this one. Can you provide links to those, @Ben Pinto?
  2. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    03/09/2016
    On Whose Lives, Exactly, Don't Matter?
    On Whose Lives, Exactly, Don't Matter?When I awoke on the morning of August 29th (the anniversaries of both my job as a Psychology Professor at Southern University in Louisiana, and hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana), I found myself reflecting upon my experiences as the only...
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    Nicholas Fester
    05/09/2016 #89 Nicholas Fester
    I suppose this will be agree to disagree.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #88 Gerald Hecht
    #76 I don't know this Ellison or what I'm projecting but not pretending or pretending but not projecting...to be honest with you; I'm don't really understand what you're saying or if you are expressing agreement with something I wrote or disagreement; Thank you for reading and commenting and finding humor ( I recognize the lol) in it. If it helps, this was originally about life is a thing that matters universally to living beings for the most part; that was spurred on by this hashtag in front of specific living things implying that it doesn't matter to lives outside of the hashtag. I don't know if this helps. In the end, there isn't any heavy message here...if Black Labrador Retrievers started wearing collars that said #blacklabsmatter, I don't thing that the Golden Labrador Retrievers would care even if they could read... I'm sorry; I'm not sure what you are saying
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #87 Gerald Hecht
    #75 yeah, so are we supposed to do something specific; the only thing that comes to my mind is ummm...the French Revolution 2.0 or something...do I need a canteen or anything?
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #86 Gerald Hecht
    #82 It is that simple; there's nothing new here; I'm starting to get the giggles
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #85 Gerald Hecht
    #81 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I t does sound like something I'd say; is it profoundish or something?
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #84 Gerald Hecht
    #80 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I am rocking on
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #83 Gerald Hecht
    #79 @william VanDorin yes these things are true
    Nicholas Fester
    05/09/2016 #82 Nicholas Fester
    Wow what sensitive subject, and might I add world wide. Thanks for causing us to think @Gerald Hecht South Africa had an official apartheid system that was just plain wicked. Many white South African's are of the opinion that black people should now just get over it. I wish it was that simple!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #81 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "Of course; do you think I'm bickering with you about something; you are a slave just like me and everyone else typing here; what do we have to bicker about?" ~ @Gerald Hecht
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #80 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #78 Now this one has to go down as an original beBee Quote, eh @Ben Pinto? There's so many originals here in this content, I think we'd be busy for a year! Rock ON, @Gerald Hecht!
    William VanDorin
    05/09/2016 #79 William VanDorin
    #78 No, I did not think you were bickering with me Gerald. The animosity I was referring to is a social construct, cultivated by those with motivations quite un clear. We are provided with so many things to bicker about that we lost control of our future as we argued and killed each other. Consider, as we die by the score a select few grow prosperous over the toys of conflict. This is all a mute point at any rate, as we have passed the point of no return. With a run away population and resources spent on warfare rather than exploration has pretty much sealed our fate as a civilization and it is not pretty.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/09/2016 #78 Gerald Hecht
    #77 @william VanDorin Of course; do you think I'm bickering with you about something; you are a slave just like me and everyone else typing here; what do we have to bicker about?
    William VanDorin
    05/09/2016 #77 William VanDorin
    Racism is simply another tool of division, intended to focus our attention on each other. One of many tools of social control including nationalism, dogma and sexism. Do you honestly believe a population this large globally does not require some means of control? Unfortunately power is addictive and we have left the same people in power for far too long, with too much autonomy. Most of the world is effectively enslaved at this point by a culture manipulated by the power mad. I would advocate de throning them through decentralized currencies backed by tangible assets. This may, of course prompt a violent response in those planning your future as they do not seem possessed of a passive nature. Who are the top two percent, and why do they need such power? There are so many bigger issues facing us as a species other than past transgressions that to spend time bickering over them seems quite insane, don't you think so?
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    05/09/2016 #76 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #69 I don't have to pretend anything. Your projections of yourself do not stick to me you own that. lol
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    05/09/2016 #75 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #57 That's right! Congressman Keith Ellison's own namesake for instance... the largest plantation in the south owned by a person of African descent... not the only one either.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/09/2016 #74 Gerald Hecht
    #73 @jesse kaellis My friends who were Blackjack Dealers, and Pit Bosses used to get it all free; that was the bait that "The Donald" used...
    jesse kaellis
    04/09/2016 #73 jesse kaellis
    #71 The EX is only a middle-level joint with a decent buffet. Nothing special. The Rio had a good ​buffet. Back when, when I lived there.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/09/2016 #72 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Tetyana Stadnyk Well thank you for saying so; that is very kind!
    Gerald Hecht
    04/09/2016 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @jesse kaellis $20? WTF? We are all slaves!
    jesse kaellis
    04/09/2016 #70 jesse kaellis
    #51 Caesar's has a mechanical moving sidewalk adjacent to the Mirage that will move people into the Casino. When you leave, you're on your own. So, yes, I had heard about the impossibility of getting outside to the actual boardwalk. Vegas, of course, was renowned for its cheap meal deals, cheap drinks -- bargains galore and this is what made surviving easy for me when I was cutting a 12 dollar envelope downtown.
    The two dollar steak at Binions. The fifty cent shrimp cocktail at The Gate. I would sneak into some buffets. My rent was 80 bucks a week. Gas was cheap.
    But I went back in 2011, and sadly NOTHING was cheap anymore. The buffet at the Excalibur that used to be seven bucks for dinner was now twenty bucks.
    Once, when you got finished pounding your money through the layout, ​you could find solace in a cheap drink and a meal. Not anymore.
  3. Deb Helfrich

    Deb Helfrich

    22/08/2016
    I know why I am here. I control my time and my experience. If I consistently see a message contrary to INCLUSIVITY, I will speak out reaffirming that in my considered opinion there is room for us all. Otherwise, my time is spent being a Yay!-sayer. Deb Helfrich
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    Melissa Hefferman
    24/08/2016 #5 Anonymous
    PS. #1, #2, and @Deb Helfrich: I also Love beautifully, inspiring, powerful people like you and reading your words and feeling happy to have come across your wonderful great Souls in this space. Thank you for always inspiring me!
    mohammed khalaf
    23/08/2016 #4 mohammed khalaf
    As it said Nelson Mandela "I never lose ,I either win or learn"
    Melissa Hefferman
    23/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    More things to Love! I love Nietzsche. “My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary—but love it.”
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Love it all, @Deb Helfrich...and also, Aurorasa, yes, what a mental pic on that one...and they say not to argue with a fool for too long, or people won't know the difference.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    That´s a great way to live. Turning into a monster just like the one you are trying to fight is as ugly as the first one.
  4. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    21/08/2016
    Sade - Why can't we live Together ? - Montreux Jazz Festival ( 1984 )
    Sade - Why can't we live Together ? - Montreux Jazz Festival ( 1984 ) You can find more videos and pics of Sade at SFI, the greatest Sade fans community on the web:...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    21/08/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Welcome, dear Chas. I remembered that she was beautiful but I did not remember HOW stunningly beautiful she is.
    Chas Wyatt
    21/08/2016 #6 Chas Wyatt
    @Aurorasa Sima, I love Sade! I seen her in the late '90's. It was a phenomenal concert. Thank you for sharing. ;-)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Agree with all! Music to the mind, body and soul......like still waters as they flow.
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/08/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 Thanks @Irene Hackett. I felt it fit the mood today. Glad you enjoyed
    Irene Hackett
    21/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Ah, the soothing, cool vocals of Sade - thanks @Aurorasa Sima for bringing back great memories!
    Dean Owen
    21/08/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Why indeed Sade, my highschool crush....
  5. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    21/08/2016
    Why They Hate US So Much
    Why They Hate US So MuchMost likely this post will not stay up long but I had to share an experience that has been repeated time after time. Before I begin I will share this with you. I have had a great time exchanging and sharing with many of you. even when we disagreed....
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    Gerald Hecht
    30/08/2016 #80 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=RW2wS1SU7zs
    Gerald Hecht
    23/08/2016 #79 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=RW2wS1SU7zs
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #78 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #72 I would ask that you Dedicate your phenomenal piece to @Dr. Allen Brown, who is gone. Others have departed from LI, for example, then received such love that they 'came back.' I would really appreciate your editing it and then could one bee please Share it to Hive: beBee Dedications?
    Fatima Williams
    22/08/2016 #77 Fatima Williams
    @Dr. Allen Brown You are treasured here on beBee as diamond that everyone values alot. Hope you do come back soon.
    Javier beBee
    22/08/2016 #76 Javier beBee
    Be happy be respectful be yourself be a Bee! :)
    David Grinberg
    22/08/2016 #75 David Grinberg
    @Dr. Allen Brown, thank you very much for starting a much needed conversation that will hopefully lead to racial healing. As you could see by the outpouring of support on this platform, you are well respected and admired. Moreover, I sincerely hope you reconsider leaving beBee when you have so much to offer. On a personal level, I would just note that every individual deserve equal opportunities in life based on their God-given ability, talent and merit -- regardless of skin color or any other racial, ethnic, religious or other factors. I do have hope since the USA elected and reelected the first African American President in history. Moreover, there are people of color in all walks of life in all types of high level jobs. Does this mean that racial discrimination doesn't exist? Of course, not, because there will always be some "bad apples" in society no matter what. I've been harassed based on my religion. Other have been discriminated against based on age, national origin, disability, sex/gender (including pregnant women and the LGBT community), the list goes on. But let's consider the proverbial cup being half full, not half empty. It's the diversity of people that makes the USA the most powerful nation on the planet. Therefore, I always prefer to focus on similarities between people, not differences. We are all human beings and all have 99.9% of the same DNA. It's only .01% that accounts for genetic differences like skin color, etc. Please note that you are a highly valued and respected member of the beBee community, which resembles the diversity of countless countries. Thank you, kind sir, for considering these points and reconsidering your decision to leave.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #74 Anonymous
    #72 Yes, there is progress And he will come back, as well as millions of other people. Thank you @Aurorasa Sima.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #73 Aurorasa Sima
    #70 Thank you, @Milos Djukic
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #72 Aurorasa Sima
    #70 It´s painful. That´s why I posted "Why the world is not getting worse". There is progress. Painfully slow ... but there is.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #70 Anonymous
    #69 Dear @Aurorasa Sima, We are on the way, a little bit of idealism never hurts. We'll be back…
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #69 Aurorasa Sima
    #68 He left, @Milos Djukic, but for other reasons. Beautiful words from you.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #68 Anonymous
    Black fractals are also forever dear @Dr. Allen Brown. Each C-butterfly independently chooses a color of wings (black, white, yellow, green... ) . Maybe you are one of the most important butterflies. The black one, who will never feel blue again. Let's see how, it will not be easy. But there are plenty of us (C-Butterflies) who are not racists and that's what matters most.
    Carolyn Kiel
    21/08/2016 #67 Carolyn Kiel
    I am so sorry @Dr. Allen Brown that you have been the target of hate. It is infuriating. The goal of haters is to silence their targets, but I hope that your voice will not be silenced by this cowardice and ignorance. I learn so much from the diverse thoughts, opinions and stories of the beBee community. It would be a great injustice for haters to deprive us all of the opportunity to learn from you. I am glad that you shared this with the beBees and that they have reached back with respect and support. If you decide to stay (I hope you do), we will continue to be here for you.
    mohammed khalaf
    21/08/2016 #66 mohammed khalaf
    on contrary my friend Dr. Allen Brown we not hated here in iraq any Negros because prophet of God (ADAM) is Negros and married from his wife (HAWA) white .we here not any contrast from any sex.
    Randy Keho
    21/08/2016 #65 Randy Keho
    #56 You're absolutely correct. As a vital part of the administration, you've given us the tools to deal with the Dream Police. We shouldn't need the thought police.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #64 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Ok, so I read all the comments up to here now. I have to admire the beBeeZ! No one let the patient on the Operating Table bleed out! We've got understanding, sympathy, love (even a heart transplant from @Mamen Delgado View more
    Ok, so I read all the comments up to here now. I have to admire the beBeeZ! No one let the patient on the Operating Table bleed out! We've got understanding, sympathy, love (even a heart transplant from @Mamen Delgado❣️), and the refusal to 'give up' on either @Dr. Allen Brown or @Gerald Hecht as well! Now, we've got massive hemostasis (blood spewage comes to a halt)....and the only question is: can the anesthesiologist now 'wake up' the patient? Is the patient revived, resuscitated, "reanimated" from the "Code?" My faith in humanity is restored...and I'm not giving up, I'm not taking 'No' for an answer, I'm continuing with the LoVE...because in the enD, Love Conquers All. And so do Loving beBeez. C'mon! Keep the Love Flowing! It's the most powerful drug on earth! Close
    Selim Yeniçeri
    21/08/2016 #63 Selim Yeniçeri
    #62 I absolutely second this, Dr. @Dr. Allen Brown, and @Randy Keho.
    Randy Keho
    21/08/2016 #62 Randy Keho
    I must respect your decision, @Dr. Allen Brown, but I would have never thought of you as a quitter. Speaking honestly, I've now lost a level of respect for you. You're extinguishing a much-needed light in the darkness. Silence will only perpetuation your issues, it will not lead to the answers or acceptance you seek. You're detractors have won.
    Mamen Delgado
    21/08/2016 #61 Mamen Delgado
    #49 On the basis that my two daughters are from China but they could have been from Ethiopia perfectly well (and they get sometimes "strange comments" I would say) there's something I don't quite understand after reading your post @Dr. Allen Brown and having read the comments here written. Are we talking about "Whites and Blacks" in a general way as you talk in your post @Dr. Allen Brown, or are we talking about someone in particular, who has sent you a message in particular with a particular intention? First of all I really feel very sorry about your feelings and I think it could be a good idea to speak as clear as possible to see if there's something we can do for you. It is necessary to speak clear and clarify "who said what" as @Aurorasa Sima said before. Please think about it. All my love. 💖
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    21/08/2016 #60 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Well stated @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and I agree, as well.
  6. ProducerJohn Valledor

    John Valledor

    22/07/2016
    Moon Shot, Universities and Beer: Three Reasons for Not Downplaying America
    Moon Shot, Universities and Beer: Three Reasons for Not Downplaying America Recently, while scrolling through my beBee social media homepage, an opinionated article caught my eye. But not in a good way. The article, written by a popular beBee author from Canada, projected a harsh assessment on Americans in general over the...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    05/09/2016 #17 Anonymous
    I'm not impressed with the US beer, though I'll add another one, the tech inventions.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/08/2016 #15 Brian McKenzie
    I do wish I could agree with you, but I am overseas because my American risk matrix ratio of violence vs my defensive and offensive capability was way out of whack. I like the view from where I am at.

    What is the point of chasing and building a dream when you can loose it all in nearly an instant because of criminals on a shiny hill, that were not only protected while running their scheme but handsomely rewarded for their theft and graft?
    John Valledor
    21/08/2016 #14 John Valledor
    Well, that's a pretty Hobbsian view to say the least. I consider myself a sober realist and have seen some pretty dark places on this earth. Still, I prefer to focus on the positive and feel pretty confident that we'll make it just fine. Thank you for sharing your perspective. #12
    Robert Bacal
    21/08/2016 #13 Robert Bacal
    #6 David, I don't think that returning veterans, people of color, women, the homeless, etc would agree with you. If you are part of the upper middle class, employed, etc, then maybe it is the land of what you describe. Personally, I've turned down jobs requiring going to Texas, as an example, because the split between poor/people of color, and the secure is so large, I simply don't want to be a part of it. Once was enough. Neither do I have any desire to go to any state that allows concealed carries. Or unconcealed carries. Sorry, MY country of the free does not feel freedom comes from the barrel of a gun, to quote somewhat badly, Chairman Mao.
    Robert Bacal
    21/08/2016 #12 Robert Bacal
    The beer thing got me laughing. I'm also in Canada, and we refer to your beer, at least historically, as p*ss. Your major beer brands are wretched, and I have never ever touched them after a first taste. These days, craft beers are in many countries.

    That said American has made HUGE contributions to the world, unrivaled in history, yet it has much to answer for. It's a sad reality that powerful and influential countries end up doing both huge amounts of good, and huge amounts of bad. America is no different. For example, the USA has invaded more countries over the last fifty years than any other country, and to be truthful, probably more than the rest of the world combined. Why? Because the USA assumed a well intended police role via its military.

    I think its clear that the USA is in decline relative to the rest of the world, economically, socially, and innovation. All empires decline. THe problem, as is the case with all powerful countries, dominant countries, is that the culture declines towards entrophy, and as its people see the overall decline, they act out of anger, hatred and fear, which is what we have today in the USA. The political system is severely broken, the constitution is outdated, there is a fear and even hatred of its own government, and huge cynicism. I say these things with no joy. A stable and economically and socially aware America is important for the rest of the world. The question is not whether its in decline, but who will replace it, and whether the American decline will be violent internally or evolve slowly. Trump's rhetoric and his followers scare the world, because in many ways they are extremists. That 40-50% of Americans would even consider voting for an extremist is worrisome.
    John Valledor
    21/08/2016 #11 John Valledor
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD sounds like you have a fascinating story to tell. The preview you highlight here makes me want to read more. What's wrong with sharing stories of triumph in becoming American? I, for one, would read it for pure inspirational value. Clearly, you absolutely get the gist of what I was trying to communicate in my story. Personally, I hate being lassoed into being painted with a broad ethnic brush. I don't follow any ethnic cultural block behavior. I am an individual, with independent thoughts and a staunch American. Again, thank you for getting it! I am very proud of your accomplishments. #10
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 I wasn't going to mention it, but I feel I owe it to my father. He was first generation college grad from San Antonio, TX where his parents ran La Paloma restaurant. My father was a double major, Physics and Mathematics, with a Minor in Political Science. He had 8 children, raised us as a single parent in 1973. He took me for walks and had me look at the same moon, as he was a pure Rocket Scientist for Rockwell. While we scribbled on TI Paper for coloring with crayons, he was busy writing programs to retrieve satellites. He retired after serving as Contract Manager for the International Space Station (ISS). He saw me graduate from USC medical school, beaming and gushing with pride as you did for your son. Later, I graduated Stanford Alumni. I was the first doctor in our family. My mind is getting mixed up a bit here due to emotion, but America gave us a life. I've been Speaker at many different events. When a Hispanic audience tries to 'pin' me to Mexico or another Latin Country of origin, I can't explain the inner passion - I'm American. So I get that, and you, too. And lots of people never heard of Margaret Hamilton, but my Dad made sure that I knew. So, thank you.
    John Valledor
    21/08/2016 #9 John Valledor
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD thank you for the kind words. Veterans in America get a bad rap sometimes. Yes, many struggle with serious issues, while a great many others continue to thrive as a result of remarkable resiliency. As a member of that community, I chose to view fellow veterans with a glass is half full lens. By the way, I enjoy reading your buzzes...like a keleidoscope of great stories. God bless!#8
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 #4 #6 Absolutely spot on except @John Valledor, I'll beg to differ that you Do have 'good looks' ;-). Nice piece of your Sworn-Citizen mind! And I'll put in a plug for our American Veterans who deserve honor for serving our country. It's a shame we as a nation leave them homeless and distraught on the streets. I don't like seeing how we are as a nation on that...a big project that @Dr. Allen Brown sees all too often. Thank you for your very appropriate piece ~ and peace. Nice.
    John Valledor
    22/07/2016 #7 John Valledor
    Vincent I hope your daughter gets an opportunity to study at MIT. Theat institution is fabulous. #5
    David Grinberg
    22/07/2016 #6 David Grinberg
    I enjoyed reading your thoughtful and patriotic post @John Valledor. No nation is perfect, just as no person is perfect. However, to paraphrase what I tell my wife: America is more perfect than most. USA = Freedom. Democracy, Liberty and Equal Opportunity. It's all about "We the People" and our collective faith and humanity for the common good.
    Vincent Andrew
    22/07/2016 #5 Vincent Andrew
    Enjoyed reading this article @John Valledor. It's clear to me how much you love America and how well you've served the country. America has some great institutions. Coincidentally even though I hail from a small South East Asian country my daughter harbors ambitions to study in MIT. That can only be achieved through hard work. As a registered citizen of Brunei I share your thoughts that we owe our country a debt of gratitude. Didn't John Kennedy say 'Don't ask what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country'.
    Randy Keho
    22/07/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    #3 You have absolutely no reason to apologize. Everyone here knows that if they put their opinions into cyber space, they're leaving themselves open to positive as well as negative feedback. Just don't yell fire in a crowded theater. Remember what happened to Beavis and Butthead?
    John Valledor
    22/07/2016 #3 John Valledor
    #1 Franci, as you read, I'm living proof of the greatness that America offers. I don't consider myself Cuban-American or Latino. I consider myself American, first and foremost. Further, I raised my right hand and swore to defend America's heart--its Constitution--with my life. Indeed, everyone is entitled to express their opinion in America without fear of retribution. I fully embrace people differing from mine. Still, I have a hard time being silent when some bad mouth our great country. Sorry, I've had skin in this game and will exercise my right to express a counterpoint. No worries, beBee is a great medium to frolic and learn from feedback. Thank you for yours!
    Jim Cody
    22/07/2016 #2 Jim Cody
    Each of us is entitled to speak freely this is the America way and I respect everyone with that right no matter what county you live in. I have and will defend that God given right.
    Great article @John Valledor
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/07/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    There is good and bad in every country. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Our esteemed author friend voiced his and now you have voiced yours. And I must say, @John Valledor I have a lot of respect for you and how you presented your opinions. Your post is encouraging and well written. God Bless America. I hope @Jim Cody reads this post.
  7. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    12/08/2016
    MLKJ reversed hate in language - Ben Pinto
    MLKJ reversed hate in language - Ben PintoabcdefghiMLKJnopqrstuvwxyzreversed hate in language-Ben...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Another brilliant Original, Quote-Master....iBAM! How do you do it?
  8. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    02/07/2016
    What are Human Rights
    What are Human RightsAt the conclusion of our last broadcast on Grassroots Talks Radio show I was moved by one our co-host Selim as we talked about the topic of betrayal. While it started of focusing on relationships the discussion turned to being betrayed by the boss...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 #10 Great wisdom to know that the value and extent of education for your child(ren) rests on you, the parent. It is so simple to say, yet it screams from the school bells that have now turned into buzzers and gongs.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #12 Selim Yeniçeri
    #9 #10 One of my mentors had said once "You talk too much. You have too ears, but one mouth. God tells you to speak once, listen twice." I took these words to the heart, and became a lifelong learner. You're right, William. I wish parents would be so sensitive about this. Unfortunately, most of them leave the education of their kids to the schools.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    05/07/2016 #10 Anonymous
    #9 we are in agreement.
    William VanDorin
    05/07/2016 #9 William VanDorin
    #6 If only more parents had the same attitude and mental attributes this would be a very different world.. Once the thirst for knowledge is introduced, you will spend the rest of your life drinking parched from the cup. It only takes the right spark like my friend Selim.
    Selim Yeniçeri
    05/07/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri
    #5 One of the most common lies in my country is that "people have been uneducated and made ignorant." Education is "one of the" government's responsibilities, but "main responsibility" of the individuals. I grew up in the same country, and people call me "The Walking Library," because nobody stopped me from reading, searching, exploring, and learning. My son goes to school, but as his father, it's me who is responsible for his education foremost, not his teachers. And if those teachers are somehow wrong about something, I would emphasize it, too! When I was teaching English classes, my students (and they were adults, not kids or teens) would ask me "Can we talk English as good as you do?" I would always come up with the same answer: "If you don't want to learn, nobody can teach you. If you do, you will learn despite me!"
    William VanDorin
    03/07/2016 #5 William VanDorin
    #3 I wish I were wrong in most sincerity, but do not feel this is the nature of the majority. I truly believe we are being manipulated by our leadership creating divisive issues in race, sex and religion to name a few. Unfortunately the skills to do so are well honed and most good people do not anticipate treachery. There is simply no greater villain than those who would divide us in hatred and mistrust. We really can not blame our leadership or media, as they would have no power if we failed to follow. There is a better way, we must simply step off the path and hate no more.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    03/07/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #3 William, Unfortunately you are correct. I believe that if we just role over and take it we would be just as guilty as those who denie us. As a wise man once said. I would rather die for something rather than live for nothing. Thank you for sharing your views.
    William VanDorin
    02/07/2016 #3 William VanDorin
    Human rights is the fair, ethical and humane treatment of individuals regardless of sex, religion or race. It is a myth of course. An ideal we aspire to as a culture, but as a species we do not act upon. The proportion of our resources devoted to destruction and hatred demonstrates this truth all to clearly..
    Dale Masters
    02/07/2016 #2 Dale Masters
    @Dr. Allen Brown Sadly enough, our God-given rights are being flushed down the toilet as an excuse for keeping us safe. Meanwhile, police departments are being given weapons that, Constitutionally, they never should have had in the first place. Because no one is taught how to think critically, the public still swallows the 9/11 lie, despite experts like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Pilots for 9/11 Truth having a plethora of evidence that the whole story around 9/11 was fabricated. We live in a country that is rapidly taking on the aspects of the State that Orwell mentioned in "1984". Books are being removed from library shelves (for example) that were written during WWII...because (I suspect) they challenge some of the most basic ideas about Hitler's actions vis-a-vis Poland among other things, like Hitler's peace treaty with Great Britain . When all the books of that era are finally gone, and the people who fought in the War are dead, the State is free to rewrite history to its liking. This is but one example of the evil being perpetrated against the American people and the rest of the world.
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Powerful message in the video @Dr. Allen Brown! I hope more people see this.