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  1. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    05/04/2017
    The Writer's Muse & Where It Lives
    The Writer's Muse & Where It LivesWriters and artists talk often about their muse. The person or thing that buoys their spirit and allows them to take their work to new levels and all that good stuff.My wife Heather started off being my muse. She would read my work and tell me how...
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    Gerald Hecht
    05/04/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    πŸ•Άβœ¨πŸ’«...πŸ‘πŸ»
    Pascal Derrien
    05/04/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    I like when your posts get a bit more personal :-)
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    05/04/2017 #1 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Jim Murray A gem of a post Jim. That muse or creative force that drives and motivates the writer - cannot be better said: "It was messy. It was angry. It was elegant. It was beautiful. It was a scream or a whisper. It was the sound of rain on the roof or the hypnotic chaos of an overhead argument. It was cacophony of the city streets. It was the splashing of a wave against the shore. It was the symphony that played in your head when a thought crystallized. It was the murmur of the world as it vibrated in your ear from all directions."
  2. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr
    Take this algorithm and shove it!
    Take this algorithm and shove it!Forty years ago Donald Lytle (a.k.a. Johnny Paycheck recorded β€˜Take this job and shove it’. (http://tinyurl.com/kvnynlo)The country & honky tonk artist, (born in that hotbed of country music Greenfield, Ohio) was more than a one-hit wonder but...
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    Paul Kemner
    05/04/2017 #62 Paul Kemner
    Credit scores in the US are an example of this. Theoretically they rate how well you pay your bills. But they're designed to rate if you're a good little consumer robot instead. If you only have one credit card, or if you use that card exclusively- down goes your score. If you cancel a store credit card (perhaps in protest of their behavior)- your score goes down. If you pay off your bill in full every month, or pay off your car loan to save interest- that'll get you a bad rating.
    Even if you're not applying for a loan, insurance companies use your credit score to determine how much to charge you for home or auto insurance.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    05/04/2017 #61 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #58 I think you and Juan could pretty much solve any problem you put your minds too - maybe when beBee floats for $10bn you'll put your minds to solving the personal finance industry! ;) I'd bank with beBee!
    Todd Jones
    05/04/2017 #60 Todd Jones
    Hi Don... I can't tell whether John Vaughan's comments are in the context of "inside joke" fraternal ballbusting similar to the typical banter between Phil Friedman and Jim Murray, or whether he is using this post to grind an ax. If it is the latter, don't be disheartened. This post touches on an important subject that reaches much further than blog views. As both you and @Sandra 🐝 Smith note, these programs have the potential to cause genuine harm in the form of often inexplicable credit scores and insurance company ratings.

    Frequently, it seems like these programs are written only to provide banks and insurers a means to extract higher fees and interest rates. And good luck trying to find a human representative that is willing or able to explain such algorithm based mysteries. Courtesy of Credit Karma, I have watched my own credit score steadily fall during the past three months while my income rose and debt shrank, with no evidence of identity theft. According to their credit score simulator, the only way for me to raise it is to apply for an additional $50,000 in unsecured credit.

    Great post, and by the way, count me as one of your 80,000 or 80 or 20 or 8 readers. I appreciate the time that each talented writer takes in generating the excellent content found on beBee.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    05/04/2017 #59 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Well, Badass Betty, I am on the same page as you. I actually seen Johnny Paycheck; I believe he was the opening act for Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (back when they were married). The algorithm that gets me the most, is Amazon's; more so than even Google. If I am surfing the web and then go to Amazon, or vice versa, the ads I see relate to what I was looking at- Big Brother, anyone? Like you, the stats don't hold much weight for me, however they may be calculated. I do remember struggling to make it through college Algebra, but, I did it, even though I would be hard-pressed to remember any time that I actually used it since I graduated. I prefer relevance, dialogue and interaction to numbers, anyway. Nice piece.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/04/2017 #58 Javier 🐝 beBee
    As we are evolving towards a world driven by algorithms and technology, a lot of marketers fear that robots will take over their job and that machines will replicate humans. But...... Creativity is still in the hands of humans. It is about having that big idea. To then transfer a creative idea into a successful product/service, that is where algorithms and technology step in.

    Building strong brands will more than ever be relevant, just as getting a true connection with your consumers. A strong brand remains everything.

    Do you struggle to get your posts seen by your network?
    Take those algorithms and shove them ! After working hard for years on building your network, it is very frustrating that you can not reach all of your followers.

    Reach 100% of your followers on beBee !
    Robert Bacal
    05/04/2017 #57 Robert Bacal
    #51 @Paul Walters The best analogy to BeBee's "views" stat is counting the number of people who saw a book on the shelf at a bookstore, and calling that a "view", whether they actually noticed the book, picked up the book, opened the book to check it out, or bought the book.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    05/04/2017 #56 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    We all should feel lucky that the combination of marketing, people and group effort has resulted in an amazing bebee experience.

    But before the luck runs out and after a certain threshold of growth when the competition turns dirty, one will have to have clarity on the distinct features and functions that no other platform can give. When subject to scrutiny, we are still highly vulnerable.

    Algorithms have served as a critical input for human progress, arent we being tough on it rather than the context in which it has been used?

    I really like your writing and i would say writers and content have been the usp of bebee till now. But each has a niggling small doubt in the back of the heads which seems unimportant right now.

    I would say that people here have been very polite or poor in scratching the surface of that doubt, but it indicates a lot needs to be done.

    That is another way of saying that your focus ln the positives would inspire many readers to dish out more quality content.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/04/2017 #55 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #53 thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/04/2017 #54 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Thank you Paul. And I too have read you #51
    Jerry Fletcher
    05/04/2017 #53 Jerry Fletcher
    Don, You had me at "shove it." I always liked the blue collar badass viewpoint of the song. And over the years I've seen it used for all kinds of rants but I've never seen it linked to a Muslim Conspiracy. You know, of course, that those same fellers are responsible for Arabic Numerals? Just remember that Murray's latest contains an algorythm, too (mispelling intended).
    John Vaughan
    05/04/2017 #52 John Vaughan
    #50 good night, donald
    Paul Walters
    05/04/2017 #51 Paul Walters
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Bit like selling books really.Have met people who have actually purchased my books but never read them!! Go figure, just to r assure you that I am one of the 88,000 who reads the entire article
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/04/2017 #50 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #48good night.
    John Vaughan
    05/04/2017 #49 John Vaughan
    #29 Swimmin', the South, the Military. You rang several bells and I salivate with non-statistical delight!
    Haven't a clue, @Gerald Hecht. Who's my effin' protege?
    John Vaughan
    05/04/2017 #48 John Vaughan
    #44 "Sensitive"...? Shoot, Don. Here I thought I was just being clever. Aside: I don't believe anyone really cares what you choose to "jones" on - tho they might wonder why you go to that rather extreme druggie metaphor when you're feeling defensive. Even so, I wouldn't accuse you of being 'sensitive'.

    Anyhoo: Guess I'll go hang out with the Boring Old Smart Kids now on Boring Old LinkedIn. Or my fellow Stoners. Or maybe even The Arteestes. In the meanwhile, Enjoy hangin' out with the Cheerleaders.

    Hey, I EARN my negative votes when I visit the Popular Kids' Table.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/04/2017 #47 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #46 that is still 8 more than my immediate family.
    Robert Bacal
    05/04/2017 #46 Robert Bacal
    #44 @Don 🐝 Kerr TWELVE READING (12), not 800 as the views indicated at the time. Call it TWENTY of the current 1,400.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/04/2017 #45 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #44 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/04/2017 #44 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #37 Damn but you sure are sensitive. I think you contribute many smart things here and I read your analyses with great interest. I just don't jones on the stats as much as maybe I should. And, to answer @Robert Bacal View more
    #37 Damn but you sure are sensitive. I think you contribute many smart things here and I read your analyses with great interest. I just don't jones on the stats as much as maybe I should. And, to answer @Robert Bacal, if the stats were actually only 800 people reading? Well, that's 800 more than me and my immediate family. Close
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/04/2017 #43 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #40 Agreed. The book is quite disturbing in many respects.
  3. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    03/04/2017
    It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again...You Make The Coffee; I'll Get The Generator Going
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/september-9-2016-postscript-on-swimming-in-poison-with-horses
    Gerald Hecht
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  4. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    02/04/2017
    This article BY MAX CARTER on LinkedIn demonstrates why it is so important to recognize that claiming to have substantiating evidence for certain assertions IS NOT THE SAME as actually having and presenting such purported evidence. Beyond that, it is a matter of "Res Ipsa Loquitur"...

    ,,, with thanks and kudos to @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for drawing attention to this article in her recent beBee post, "Why It's Not Professional To Openly Dis Other Networks and People "
    Phil Friedman
    Why I really left beBee
    www.linkedin.com beBee.com is home of spam marketing. Just look at Linkedin and Twitter and you can see the shameless self promotion everywhere. In fact according...
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    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #17 a deposition/witness "thingie" for me...in that case, the process of discovery in our legal system would allow for "subpoena duces tecum requests" to be honored.
    Bottom line; he is "lurking by proxy" and when part II of the "now you see him, now you don't thingie" happens...
    ...innocent bees will be hurt.

    Several people here have come to his defense, several people (including myself) who know "what's what" have spoken up...but (not surprisingly in situations involving this type of AXIS II "engagement" the overwhelming majority --will say nothing; in fact it's a hallmark that helps with the "differential".

    The "Why I Quit beBee Manifesto" itself is full of the requisite quantity and quality of "RES IPSA LOQUITUR"
    information.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #17 and (sorry --I don't wanna go over the character limit), @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa and he is one of those DSM "tough ones" (in the grey area of "Axis II land") where Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Sociopathic Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder all intersect.

    Knowing that I have no information regarding his Axis I stuff and the only Axis III material are his self-reports on having cured his own congenital medical problems, etc...so even that (A self report from a very severe Axis II case doesn't meet the standard for evidence required by science)
    would require actual medical files, etc.
    I think you can see the logistical hurdles --talk about a colossal waste of energy --unless someone has been hurt and is taking legal action and officially requested
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa (continued...lol) Wow, I just inadvertently did a "mini-demo" of it myself (I think the illusionist's term is still a variation of: "now you see me --now you don't"!).

    Unfortunately, even here, there are people who fall for this kind of silliness...the reason I feel that's it's important enough to "warn people/waste a little of my own energy" in this case is because, I've always had "the knack" when it comes to "nailing" the correct Differential Diagnosis (Dx) (in medical model terminology/deductive logic) in the fields of Psychological/Psychiatric pathology.
    His is a particularly dangerous case.
    If, I were asked to be a forensic witness; there is already more than enough material (in his "virtual file in the cloud") to make such an informed differential
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    #17 okay , I'm back @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa...where was I? Yes, okay --wasting energy on attempts by sociopaths like Max J. Carter (founder, executive vice-president of shamanistic operations, chief author of "marching order thingies", and [apparently] the playlist compiler in chief), Donald J. Trump, etc., only (at best) results in a temporary reduction in one's own energy...and then yo gotta take a nap or go for another run.
    It's especially silly in his case (he, of course, referring to Max J. Carter, VP of Faux Shaman Operations of "The Church of Rock and Roll") here's why:
    In this case, for example, he hasn't gone anywhere!

    It's a really old magician/illusionist trick (to be continued)...
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 ultimately, not really, because wasting precious energy on a sociopath's sadistic "antics" is just that ...(be right back)
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    04/04/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #12 Feel better Gerald ; )
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Andrew Books All I see is the darkness of the 100 atmospheries --crushing my shell IN THE UTTER, ETERNAL ISOLATION --at the depths which I, and I alone...have sentenced myself to --it's funny --everyone else --every one of you (save for me) will never sink lower than rock bottom...in a worst case scenario...but for the wretched creature I have become...
    ...there is no mere rock bottom...a spiritual trampoline from which ascendency awaits in her purest form as potential future realities...not yet imagined...let alone realized...BUT NOT ME...I DELIBERATELY CHOSE TO FORCE MY WAY THROUGH ROCK BOTTOM. DEEPER, DEEPER, DEEPER.
    I look up at the glorious light of rock bottom and cry out thus:

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/the-only-thing-missing-from-my-novel-theosophical-synthesis-at-this-point-is-a-way-cool-post-physical-death-conclusion
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    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Dean Owen You are so correct; and especially to engage in such behaviors behind the person's back...the shame and guilt that has replaced ...everything that (at one time) I potentially could have been.

    I realize that it is far too late; but I am human, I have erred...I don't expect that anyone (especially Shaman Max) will ever understand what I have said and done here...let alone forgive me...
    ...the only thing I can offer; indeed, have to offer --in the vain hope of (someday) being understood --is this tribute; this message in a bottle if the spirit be willing...this will find you...on the (hopefully) greener pastures you and your beloved flock have found:
    ---
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/the-only-thing-missing-from-my-novel-theosophical-synthesis-at-this-point-is-a-way-cool-post-physical-death-conclusion
    ---
    Godspeed and may peace be with you...
    Andrew Books
    04/04/2017 #14 Andrew Books
    I guess the old adage of "you can't please everyone" holds true. "
    Dean Owen
    04/04/2017 #13 Dean Owen
    This is nothing more than a childish victory dance for some. Grow up! If you don't like someone, don't interact. Simple. But some of you go out of your way to provoke, antagonise, and bully. I've not seen this kind of behaviour since I was in school.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #10 WHAAT?! This is heavt sarcasm yes? Ye Gods...@Jim Murray @Phil Friedman ...is this a practical joke?

    We had another bad "weather event" here in the middle of the night and I got hit in the head by a piece of a tree or something: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/weather_traffic/article_8aa17c7e-17b5-11e7-9836-3bbfe5e19975.html
    --and I am sorry that I'm not feeling well enough to laugh real well about that sociopath right now; ordinarily I would. You know that.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Jim Murray I hope you are right (about the dwindling numbers in the "sociopath metaphysical masquerade brigade") ...you can't imagine (or maybe you can/do) how intensely I hope.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    03/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
    It really is to bad we lost a good bee. I am not justifying his actions but I believe that Max is getting partly what he set out to do...get people talking about his post and to share it. (Just noticing as an observation -- I recently finished reading about making posts go #viral). And, is not social media one's outlet for venting---regardless if it is true or not, HE sees it as true as he believes it. Anyone with a lick of salt will take what anyone says (good or bad) and determine for themselves what they what to do, believe or say. #LongLivebeBee
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Don 🐝 Kerr that's where I come in, I guess --as a member of the Intelligence Agency; I am not limited by the "political/protocol thingie"...I can just report the facts...the hard part part (naturally) is knowing that an objective fact reporter is in much the same position as a responsible member of the judiciary...if you're doing your job well --then (by definition)
    "50% of the people will hate you 100% of the time, and/or, point out what appear to be self-contradictory statements --when the entire service record is reviewed , in a linear fashion, from start to finish.
    But I've learned that the matrix can more tell me nothing of my worth, nor can my idiomatic "grammatical errors" tell inform the quality/worth of my observations.
    They can only result in a lot of material circled in a red sharpie and no "auto-bee-emoji" appearing in my profile.
    I think I'll live, lol!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/04/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Pot calling kettle black. The first two lines are prime examples of alternative fact. The last line - well I leave it to you to deduce the relevance. Consider the source as my Mom used to teach me. Will not be missed. "The beBee Brand Ambassadors are sent emails telling them what content to push. The content being pushed is always the celebrating beBee content. If beBee was a human being it would be stark raving narcissist."
    Ali Anani
    03/04/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    #I wrote a buzz today titled "Why I really didn't leave beBee"
    Jim Murray
    03/04/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    One of the last comments I made to Max Carter after the fiasco that cost him his ambassadorship was that he should probably be working for the Trump administration because his modus operandi of accusation without evidence was right in line with their strategy. I would have reiterated this statement on his post, except he has disabled the comments. Guess he's not really into hearing differing points of view. Or maybe he just would rather live in his own weird little world.....emphasis on little. I know a number of people supported him and I got where he was coming from philosophically. But I also felt that all this was about, in great part, ego gratification and control. Mercifully there are only a few of those beasts in my life these days. I hope there are none in yours.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Mark Anthony Yeah...I guess he's umm...I gotta see why my phone just woke me first though...some kind of weather alert...
    Mark Anthony
    03/04/2017 #4 Mark Anthony
    @Gerald Hecht & @Phil Friedman the rattling of ones cage goes way beyond Pavlov and the ringing of the bell shall ring and ring. As Phil said " Why would you want to wear the shoe" Someone has really got very thingy bobby mijiibied . ""Res Ipsa Loquitur" Oh dear oh dear, if so then "Why where the shoe" No proof of intent? Or just thingy bob stuff, special words and intelectual , scientific , evidence based treatmement. Like the ones all manner of treatment services claim are "Evidence-based​ practice. ...2
    Ian Weinberg
    03/04/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    #2Really didn't see this one coming. Great disappointment. Ah well, back to the University of Life!
  5. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    02/04/2017
    A little song, a little dance --a little Nobel Prize down your pants.
    You know what? I done asked God when the Democrats and the Republicans will finally start working together...and God says to me..."Not in my lifetime".
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    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    https://youtu.be/TPEv1y_Navk
  6. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    02/04/2017
    Picked up his Nobel...I guess it makes sense;he was in town anyway --it would would be wasteful to make an extra trip.
    Bob Dylan - One More Cup Of Coffee (Live 1975 )
    Bob Dylan - One More Cup Of Coffee (Live 1975 ) Music video by Bob Dylan performing "One More Cup Of Coffee" from unreleased concert footage, November/December...
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    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Paul Walters no he had two shows booked in Stockholm (they really were booked before he knew he won the prize...like a year before); he still does over 200 shows/year ; and has done so since like 1988 or something...anyway, the real reason he didn't accept it at the time it was awarded is because that was during THE ONE TWO WEEK HIATUS from the road this year...which he used to record his latest album! It was just released yesterday I think (the day after he picked up the Nobel and did the second Stockholm show. http://www.songkick.com/artists/408511-bob-dylan
    He's busier than all of us combined!
    Paul Walters
    02/04/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Gerald Hecht My all time favourite Dylan song although this version jars a little !!! I note that he gets his award but not the cheque until he delivers a Nobel lecture...I think he will do it via skype !!!
  7. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    01/04/2017
    You are getting very sleepy...your eyelids are getting very heavy...you are finally going home...peace soon...going home...no place like home...no place lik......
    Gerald Hecht
    Key Component of Sleep Inducing Herb Identified
    wp.me Summary: An active compound in the leaves of Ashwagandha can help to induce sleep and could be helpful in the treatment of insomnia, a new study reports.Source: University of Tsukuba.Can't...
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  8. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    01/04/2017
    We mustn't make assumptions --unless we are prepared (literally and figuratively) to test them.
    Gerald Hecht
    Psychic Or Psychotic
    www.linkedin.com Imagine if you will: A person who happens to be both an accomplished musician and a skilled craftsman; (able to make exquisite Woodwind instruments...
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  9. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    24/03/2017
    On Producer Posts; Statistics Versus Engagement
    On Producer Posts; Statistics Versus EngagementMysterious --yet who can deny it's tangibility?There is no yardstick --no altimeter to inform/quantify the distance twixt engagement's eternal meaning ....resonating, quivering subjective sensationsand...... the sea level atmospheric pressure at...
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    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #49 Gerald Hecht
    #48 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli it was just another "weather channel moment"... (ouch)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/04/2017 #48 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #47 LOL. Ye Ol Adventurer you!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #47 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Ithat is what I put, haha --didn't even know what was going on; what a mess...not as bad as last August or the hurricanes ...as far as I can tell; but I can't tell much...I opened the door; half asleep, after the alert went off...and something hit me in the head; part of a tree or something; time to "take the old fashioned mental health day"...
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/04/2017 #46 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Yikes! 2:79? That's timeless! ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #45 Gerald Hecht
    @Praveen Raj Gullepalli thanks --Lightning and hail Again ...sorry ..need coffee; 2:79AM
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #44 Gerald Hecht
    #43 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli big heartfelt thanks ...
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/04/2017 #43 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #42 Anytime Sir
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #42 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I (if it's okay) do want to PM you with some questions...I can already tell that I've gotten upset just thinking about some of these issues... I actually was fairly balanced until hearing about exploitation of Ayurvedic wisdom...it's the same feeling as someone claiming to be a ___; I'll be in touch.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli it's the habitat damage and (Heaven Forbid) the shortage, extinction of these precious plant gifts which (as you know) are only one part of the system of Ayurvedic Medicine that is the most heartbreaking thing I can imagine. Anecdotally, the view that "Western Medicine" is the only medicine is ubiquitous in my neck of the woods.I really yearn "to go back to school" (in the truest sense) toward the goal of really learning this from a real master...and (again in my neck of the woods) I don't even know where to start.
    I have always been drawn to everything about it as a healing approach ; the Dosha balancing principles (the way the number 3 is used as a foundation to the initial "diagnosis" (type)...the balancing of potential "2 on 1" imbalances as the cause of "losing one's ease" thus putting one in a state of dis-ease; the "default" being ease.
    In a fundamental way "Western" Medicine/biomedical research is insane...the initial assumption (when you visit a physician) is that SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU...it's just a question of finding out what...the whole idea is INSANE...the more you think about it, yet that is the whole FOUNDATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOL --find out and treat the thing that's broken.
    In Ayurvedic, the initial assumption is that NOTHING is wrong with you.
    They don't teach "how to diagnose health) in medical school. If you go to a physician...you will leave with a prescription (Rx), a Diagnosis (Dx), a Prognosis (Px)...if that's not crazy, I don't know what is...I do know what my people in my age group (who have bought into that "Western" thing) look and act like ...and it's usually different from how I look and act (based on comments overheard, and I was going to insert an "lol" here...
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/04/2017 #40 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #38 LOL Gerry...Cindy is no lauping matter...oops..I mean laughing matter ;) Heck, even my Grandma (may she be at peace) loved her songs. Ayurveda is an ancient healing tradition and there is lots that is yet untapped in tomes pertaining to that natural treasure. Glad that some research is still on somewhere on it. I met a person in Delhi recently who actually is consulted when some proprietary ayurvedic remedies do not work as expected. He told me that he has a concoction for curing blood cancer and even HIV. One never knows! Had profit not been the overt and ulterior motive of most pharmaceutical companies am sure humanity could have been rid of all maladies long ago. I wonder how many rare herbs have already become unknown, inaccessible or extinct as on date. Always good to hear from you...PM or otherwise. ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #39 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic !
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht
    #37 oh @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I must groan out loud; I set myself up for that one --bigtime ;-)

    BTW, I saw a cool study on some of the properties of Ashwagandha...I've always known that one is a very special one...to the point that I don't go around advoc...well; the study is really just a "scratching the surface" but --if it helps someone who has never heard of it before...it's a good deed...right? You can lead a horse to the thingie and all that..(whoa, the word horse even found its way in...wasn't preplanned) --you know I really don't think that I was born into the proper geopolitical...whatever; sorry it's no good complaining --recent developments here are so strange...automatically has been drawing me to trying to figure out what I must have done wrong on my last spin of the wheel.

    You know that Todd Rundgren song about karma --the one called "the wheel"? The opening lines are something like:
    ----
    "some people think life's like a merry go round...I think it's more like a ferris wheel; sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down, sometimes ya just don't know what to feel"
    ----
    anyway I'm rambling like this is a PM or something -- sorry.
    That was a good one though...a "Cindy Lauper zinger"...never saw it coming, lol!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/04/2017 #37 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #36 Houston says - If you fall I ketchya ..time after time...time after time..;)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #32 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Yes --sometimes "abscissa" is code for Cyndi Lauper's storied Horizontal "She Bop" of old...umm; oh yeah...I almost forgot...I think the poetic image I was shootin' for was the "curvature of the earth thingie" (the mast of "the distant ship on the horizon"...(static)...you are..(static)...only coming through in ...aves...y...r lip...move...but ...what...say"...failure of Euclidean Geometry/Cartesian Plane ....flat earth....no...t acceptable (static)...alterna...do you copy..."Ahh Houston...Columbus here...we are having a little prob...thruster contr...
    ....
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #35 Gerald Hecht
    #33 I like that fedora; I almost thought that was really you...
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #34 Gerald Hecht
    #30 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli let it bee...dancing away all of maps --donate/demonstrate our navigation; like Mr. Bojangles --for free!
    Jim Murray
    01/04/2017 #33 Jim Murray
    Good one @Gerald Hecht
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/04/2017 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I tried to find out what abscissa is before I did anything and the definition that came back was "In mathematics, an abscissa is the number whose absolute value (modulus) is the perpendicular distance of a point from the vertical axis. Usually this is the horizontal coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional rectangular Cartesian coordinate system.

    Now I know my abscissa from my ordinate I can now see the point, except I think the whole statistical-engagement thing has less to do with precise fields like mathematics and much more to do with subjective fields like sexuality, where engagement is telling people to look at how big our graph is and that in turn creates new meaning to "the shrinking distance between the crow's nest of the mast".

    This also explains why people have lost interest in the depth of mathematics and long-form media; instead embracing the relative sizing of comparing candycrush scores, shared starfucking minutia, saying obvious things to soundbites of throwaway quotes and most importantly, exhibiting our throbbing (and therefore numerically engaging) social graph.

    Where yesterday there was meaning, today there are marketers. Yes, marketers have the barometer to all of this shivering but engaging quivering.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/04/2017 #30 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #29 Some call it metamorphosis Gerry ;) Let it all hang loose my man :)
    Gerald Hecht
    29/03/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli regardless the length of dead cells/keratin covering the cranium --a hardcover tomb can leave one a shell --upward pressing both daisy and geranium.
  10. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    31/03/2017
    Marketing beBee off-site using the concept of the "Triple 100 Guaranty", developed by Phil Friedman with copywriting by Phil Friedman and graphic art by @Jim Murray. Posted on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and via link on Twitter. http://tinyurl.com/kymuvgnPhil Friedman
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    John Vaughan
    04/04/2017 #57 John Vaughan
    #54 Oh, c'mon @Phil Friedman.

    How could I pass up the opportunity to cite McLuhan, Woody Allen and "Lah-dee-dah, lah-dee-dah " all in the same posting?

    You're right, of course. Didn't get it at all...

    Plus: Whatever @Gerald Hecht said.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #56 Gerald Hecht
    #51 @Phil Friedman umm ...not important; nevermi...
    ... ...

    ...
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Phil Friedman Exactly; clearly You were referencing Marshall McLuhan...doesn't it feel like talking to a wall sometimes? I don't know how you manage to stay so patient...wait; I didn't see any lines.
    Phil Friedman
    02/04/2017 #54 Phil Friedman
    #53 Clearly, John, you just didn't get the message. Well, it was meant for those who read between the lines. Cheers!
    John Vaughan
    02/04/2017 #53 John Vaughan
    #46 Hey, @Phil Friedman - "article" vs "stand-alone posting"

    In practical terms (i.e 'content analysis', rather than 'form'), the piece is mostly a marketing blurb.

    No judgement. It just 'is".
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #52 Gerald Hecht
    #49 @Phil Friedman yeah, I think that umm that can be true many times...that umm..that point you made to the Marshall.
    I know that once we had umm...well I'm just gonna come flat out and say it: "Rustlers is what they was...you know ...comin' for my emus and such with uhh......you know they was carrying big ass 10 gauge double barreled shotguns and they weren't fillin'' them things with rocksalt...and I done explained it --tone told the whole tale to umm first the deputy...then to the Marshall himself...and he was like

    ..."listen son...jes settle down and listen; cause you're reading more into this than is real; blah, blah...strangers jes passin' through...don't mean you no harm...blah, blah...now you think hard son before you badmouth these strangers"...and then he looks me dead bang straight on..straight on in...right through my eyes and says:
    "Now you don't want folk around town tellin' each other that the think you might have a screw comin' loose...you don't want that goin' on behaynd your back...when yous trahyin' to got your sleep...folk saying that kahynd of thing, in the tavern ...at nyhat..when you's in yer bed tryin for some rest after a hard day with yous invisible emu farm"

    Well...ah bet you can guess the rest...to me; that Marshall and his "deputies"...they'sas guilty as dem rustlers!
    Phil Friedman
    02/04/2017 #51 Phil Friedman
    #50 I don't believe, John, that I anywhere denied that -- once it was said. And I appreciate your reiterating the point.

    The point of my admonishment is to encourage readers to look for the message which, in this case, is not identical to the "medium". Cheers!
    John Vaughan
    02/04/2017 #50 John Vaughan
    #49 I think old Marshall would've agreed that a discussion of the medium can often be the message.

    Then again...

    "You know nothing of my work!"
    -- MM in "Annie Hall"

    "If life were only like this."
    -- Woody Allen in "Annie Hall"

    "Lah de dah, Lah de dah"
    -- Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall"

    That said, @Robert Bacal's analysis and point are both valid and relevant. And ... he sort of *is* agreeing with you, @Phil Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    02/04/2017 #49 Phil Friedman
    In terms defined by Marshall McLuhan, this update and its comments thread is an example of how sometimes the medium can be mistaken for the message.
    Robert Bacal
    02/04/2017 #48 Robert Bacal
    I broke out the discussion about why LInkedIn view numbers are so low relative to BeBee numbers so as not to clutter up this thread.

    The new one is at:
    https://www.bebee.com/content/1366858/1230668
    Robert Bacal
    01/04/2017 #47 Robert Bacal
    #46 You have to follow the logic. BeBee, it seems uses the same counter for the longer form article AND for the updates one sends to one's own personal stream, AND the hives one sends it to.

    So, the view number on an article does not even represent the number of times the actual article has been opened/displayed on its own. It represents BOTH the views of the articles PLUS the views of the snippet sent to stream and hives regardless of whether the article is read. Something like that, anyway.

    Phil, not everything is a fight. In essence I'm agreeing with you.
    Phil Friedman
    01/04/2017 #46 Phil Friedman
    For the record, I don't see anywhere in this update any representation that it refers to an "article". Rather, it is clearly presented as a stand-alone posting, which follows a decades long precedent on LinkedIn and, for a shorter period, here on beBee. The update does refer to a posting by @Jim Murray on LinkedIn of the meme in question. Which is reproduced using a screen shot image because getting a link to work from LinkedIn was not possible. Just another case of creating a straw man to criticize. Cheers!
    John Vaughan
    01/04/2017 #45 John Vaughan
    #44 Yup, Yup, and Yup, @Robert Bacal.

    More related and - as we like to say here on beBee - [relevant] analysis at
    "The Magic Marker Exercise"
    https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/the-magic-marker-exercise/
    "Priming the Pump"
    https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/priming-the-pump/
    etc.
    "theSocialNet"
    https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/category/socialnet/

    I don't "do' analysis on beBee any more - or publish articles here. (Lack of the Value Proposition.) But it's a pleasure - and a refreshing change -to see actual critical thinking in operation here.

    Continue, please.
    Robert Bacal
    01/04/2017 #44 Robert Bacal
    #43 @John Vaughan Phil inadvertently tested my theory with this update. Note that it has received in excess of 2k views, but....ummm...there is actually no article to read on BeBee. I'm 99% sure that is how BeBee counts.

    Views = # of times an article is opened + number of times the snippet for the article is displayed in users streams (regardless if they open the actual article.

    To add, every time someone comments BeBee reshows the snippet in people's streams, which explains why articles with lots of comments (like Phil's who is extremely active in his comment interactions), garner so many "views". They aren't real reads. Just the number of times the snippet is displayed.
    John Vaughan
    01/04/2017 #43 John Vaughan
    #41 Bingo, @Robert Bacal. Thanks for a calm, accurate, well-reasoned analysis of marketing blather and Big Shallow Numbers. Repeat, as needed.

    "By the Numbers" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/bebee-vs-linkedin-by-the-numbers
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/04/2017 #42 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #38 thanks @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝 for your support.

    beBee is an engagement-based community. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-an-engagement-based-community

    Thanks everyone for being so active on beBee!
    Robert Bacal
    01/04/2017 #41 Robert Bacal
    #38 @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝 Actually there IS an explanation to account for the huge difference in views.

    IF LinkedIn counts unique visitors as a read, and if Bebee counts VISITS (how many times the page is refreshed or served), AND BeBee counts how often the update for the article is served, then you have the explanation.

    In other words the majority of visits BeBee counts would come from the UPDATE for the article that is generated to one's followers, rather than actual opens of the article.

    I KNOW that BeBee counts non-unique visits. If you open an article a hundred times, it will count each time. Those are called non-uniques (I think you know that, but in case others don't.

    This explanation accounts for the data. It makes no sense for BeBee to do this, except to intentionally inflate the numbers.
    Phil Friedman
    01/04/2017 #40 Phil Friedman
    #38 I have to disagree, Anne, in some respects. It is a fact the the greater the readership to which a piece is initially exposed, the higher the level of engagement will be -- expressed as an absolute number and not a percentage. When I published pieces that wer picked up by an LI Pulse feature channel and initially exposed to hundreds of thousands potential readers, I racked up views of around 10,000 or more, with likes, comments and shares totaling in the thousands. And at times, I picked up "followers"!by the hundreds in a single fell swoop. Cont Pt II ...
    Phil Friedman
    01/04/2017 #39 Phil Friedman
    #38 Anne - Pt II - Right now my "engagement" on LI is running, in absolute numbers, only about 10% behind beBee, for the same article, although the "clicks" accumulating are, on average less than 10 % of those indicated on beBee, sometimes only one or two hundred for a given post on LI.

    But we still don't know what that delta means -- because we don't know on what basis a beBee view is registered. It would be easy for beBee management to tell us that and put the question to rest. But to date, it hasn't. And it appears not to want to. My question is why won't it?

    Cheers!
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    01/04/2017 #38 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    #28 People always bring up this business of how does LinkedIn measure views vs LInkedIn.

    There is no measurement that would account for the difference between 26 views on LinkedIn and 2.9K views on beBee. What I always say is, "Okay let's take views off the table and look at engagement."

    When there is no or virtually no engagement on LinkedIn and active engagement when the identical content is posted on beBee, clearly it isn't the content that is the problem.
  11. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    30/03/2017
    A brAIve New World
    A brAIve New WorldThis article has been inspired by David Grinberg, who asked the question. Technology has permeated every corner of our world. The product of our collective intellect now comes full circle – the interface of human consciousness with...
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    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #56 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher ^capitulates (typo)...at least the "sequencing" is correct.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher sometimes they get backed up, other times they come out in a snort along with a bit of a beverage...I am continually trying to balance the "Doshas", "Buddha Laughs", "Fading Cheshire Cats"...for a smoother, more consistent experience --especially with issues that effect the "end user".

    Also (as usual) I accidentally inverted the wisdom of the great developmental psychologist -- G. Stanley Hall. It should read:

    "Phrenology Recapiulates Proctology"

    I had it all Ass-Backwards...which can be disastrous for both Scatological Philosophers and Machine Learning Algorithm Coders, not to mention Internet Connected Smart/"Self-Driving Water Closets...and the end users of those types of hardware associated with the "Internet of Things".
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/04/2017 #54 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #31 LOL! You are witty @Gerald Hecht and thanks for the laughs :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #53 Gerald Hecht
    #51 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli but they may be able to digest...a bitter pill to we may have to swallow. Even as we laugh the WiFi enabled colonoscopy camera/capsule is shipping!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #52 Gerald Hecht
    #50 @mark blevins what if its a "smart bullet"...and it gets stuck; this is the kind of thing we will be up against shortly...it may very well be the kind of thing that we are already dealing with; I also find the metallic taste sticks to the roof of the mouth...for a while --next thing you know its crossed the cribiform plate and activated itself.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/04/2017 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #48 Lol. Whichever end you please! Coming back to it all...that cloud could be likened to, say, the mind collective. Terminology aside, the idea could be that machines would also never be able to read into some collective of their own, Internet being proof of that. They can relay and respond, but never react. Unless programmed. Thanks Doc and Gerry.
    Mark Blevins
    01/04/2017 #50 Mark Blevins
    I'm all for working with computers, Getting plugged into one is not for me. I think I'd eat a bullet first
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #48 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Actually...that last part about the Cloud of Consciousness...I think I see where the leak in the plumbing "self plunger function" is getting blocked --I'm gonna debug a subroutine right quick...I was seeing it all wrong...I think if...let me just leave you with this and get back --its just like G.Stanley Hall famously said: "PROCTOLOGY RECAPITULATES PHRENOLOGY"!!

    The problem in the training module is so obvious now; a simple blockage really!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/03/2017 #47 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #43 Doc could it be more a 'load' factor than the 'use' factor that David means? Just like the more sw/apps/programming loaded on an OS the more loaded to perform/ functional a PC/device is? Head trauma creating bad sectors affecting recall and certain functions and so on? But then again there is that Cloud of Consciousness...
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #46 Gerald Hecht
    #43 @Ian Weinberg @David B. Grinberg We should have something for you shortly:
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/31/ai_infrastructure/
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli This was actually true...what I don't know is if its been followed up on...there could (I have no idea) be a physiological signal...which 1960's instrumentation was unable to detect.

    I will not involve myself in "research" of this type in any case; just won't do it.
    I have no doubt however, that someone at DARPA or someplace probably will.
    '
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #44 Gerald Hecht
    #39 @Ian Weinberg Lets face it --it just plain old breaks the first date as well "altering" the probability of a second one...
    Ian Weinberg
    31/03/2017 #43 Ian Weinberg
    #11 Hi again @David B. Grinberg I don't know where this thing about humans only using a small part of their brains, originates. What I do know is that using diagnostic modalities such as EEG's, fMRI and PET scans, we see comprehensive activity taking place throughout both hemispheres. How much of this activity is cohesively integrated and monitored at the screen of consciousness at any given moment, is another whole discussion. As regards the replication of human consciousness on memory devices, we need to respect the existence of many components that contribute to this thing called consciousness. Inter alia these include data memory storage, unique subjectivity/algorithms, emotion and then of course the interaction of consciousness with quantum phenomena - 'spooky action at a distance'. At this stage I would suggest that data and algorithms could be feasibly replicated and stored. But the million dollar question is how do we get our hands on the source data since we haven't worked out precisely how the neuronal networks store the bytes of info. I would leave you with a thought analogy to ponder - Is the data actually stored in individual brains or are we mere PC's with basic operating systems and unique frequencies, tapping off cloud-based data bases? We do our integration bit (create subjective 'Word' documents) and send them up to the cloud. Likewise we tap off the cloud for substrate data for further integration.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/03/2017 #42 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #31 Reminds me of Lurch...did he ever stumble in? Woulda made a terrific (M)Addams family :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/03/2017 #40 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #37 ahh them puir wee wabbits...
    Ian Weinberg
    31/03/2017 #39 Ian Weinberg
    #38 Wouldn't have made much difference @Gerald Hecht since I was so moist at the time. Now about your snort shake ... could be a great ice-breaker on a first date.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht
    #33 @Ian Weinberg I hope you weren't consuming any liquids while reading --if you are anything like me regarding a propensity to "snort" whilst laughing...I just can't seem to "shake that one"...
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I am sorry for your loss.
    You may wish to examine the recently declassified soviet documents regarding experiments on empathy at a distance as nuclear submarine launch code algorithm from the late 60's.

    They used rabbits. They believed that if you took baby rabbits from their mother and killed them in another building --the mother rabbit would "know" and the resulting physiological response could be used as a signal.
    The idea was that because (at depth) nuclear submarine communications were notoriously unreliable...they could have their lead subs/command and control rooms "armed with baby bunny rabbits"...the subs that would launch the nukes would have the mothers...the command to launch would be the killing of the baby bunny.
    The reaction of the remote mothers would be the signal indicating..."launch immediately".

    FWIW, DARPA researchers in the United States were able to verify that it didn't work.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I too, don't trust the motives of the bad guys; they are usually selfish motives --bad for humanity; deploying AI into the wild without compassion --it's like feeding empty calorie snack foods and light beer to victims of famine...call me crazy; but I bet that's why ithe "me" applies the "bad guy moniker" to these sentient units.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #35 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I know right? Pretending to glimpse beyond Maya's veil...when all the while she had a "world algorithm veil" in front of the regular veil...such a lively little practical joke!
  12. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Crazy
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    New York Architects Want to Attach a Skyscraper to an Asteroid and Hang It Over Our Cities
    grendz.com If you thought that ridiculous U-shaped skyscraper proposed for Manhattan earlier this week was all kinds of crazy, we’ve already found a group of architects that want to take this madness to the next level. Instead of planting our buildings safely...
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    Gerald Hecht
    29/03/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Good thinking.
  13. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    04/02/2017
    Before they silence me completely --a little sumpin' sumpin'
    Gerald Hecht
    Neil Young - My Pledge (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube
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  14. ProducerJared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    De-pollinating: the Hives & the Bees
    De-pollinating: the Hives & the BeesPollinating too prolific? Unaware of Updates? Cluttered content page? OnΒ beBee, content goes to your home page, based on bee Followers and Hive affinity. You can see most activity in your Notifications area.Β  When you connect to someone on...
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    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    05/03/2017 #78 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #77 That is GREAT to hear. You made my day!! Thank you, @Chichi Layor Okoye. Enjoy YOUR day...
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    05/03/2017 #77 Chichi Layor Okoye
    As a new bee, I find the workarounds useful. Thank you, Jared. This added value for me.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #76 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #71 I will agree that we need better controls on the language of posts and hives to which we affine.

    I just emailed Fede:

    "Today Javier shared a post called 'beBee em PortuguΓͺs' in hive 'beBee em PortuguΓͺs' to 'Profissionais Administrativos'.
    Because I am following Javier, I saw all that.

    Please have a way in the new UI to choose what languages we want to see or not - in both posts and hives (posts shared to hives)."


    Today, to de-pollinate and not lose Javier, I had to Mute the Hive and/or Post.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #75 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #72 I can't believe I missed this part:

    "Report inappropriate comments:

    We know that at times a very small number of members can tarnish the experience for our broader community by posting inappropriate comments. While we monitor for these types of comments and work directly with members, you can also flag and hide abusive or offensive comments made on any article or post:

    Click the β€œMore” icon on the top right of a comment.
    Click β€œReport” to report the comment.
    In the pop-up window, tell us more about why you chose to report the comment."

    I know you disagree, Phil. Yet I still believe - and am allowed to write - this is another good reason that we have "-1" on beBee. It can help encourage the commenter to have more appropriate comments.

    Sure, some are open and courageous enough to debate openly. Some are not. I am trying to be courageous here, now. I wonder if I will get +1, -1 or nothing because others have given up on the direction of these comments?

    Some people prefer to vote on comments, anonymously. Should everyone in the US who votes be forced to openly state who they voted for in an election?

    Perhaps +1/-1 is voting that could be looked at as a way to help the commenter understand how their comment was received. Or it could be looked at as an annoyance that the commenter does not get to refute. Two sides of the same coin.

    If people against the "-1" have made their point well enough, beBee has already said they are considering all options.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #74 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #72
    https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/february/8/giving-you-more-choice-over-your-content-on-linkedin
    To be clear, they are giving users the ability to turn comments off for all types of posts.

    Hmm. Pretty soon they might even give the +1/-1 option?!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #73 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #71 I see your point. I might add:
    I had been in beBee in English for a long time. I built up many followers. I even shared posts there. All good.

    Now, however, I see way too many posts about subjects I care no longer. I wish to de-pollinate for a while or even permanently and see what my followers share as sufficient. While perhaps in purgatory-to use your old testament reference - I do not believe I should be in hell forever.

    Just like the Lumpy Kingdom is giving the on/off switch to comments. More choice.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #72 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    This just in from the Lumpy Kingdom blog:
    "We continue to encourage two-way conversations on LinkedIn, and for many members who publish, comments are a great way to start discussions and can lead to broader reach.

    At the same time, we want to give you greater choice in the types of conversations you have on LinkedIn."
    Phil Friedman
    09/02/2017 #71 Phil Friedman
    #70 I have to disagree. If a hive is designated as "beBee in English", I think when one joins the hive, one reasonably expects to see a general stream of posts on a wide range of topics being posted in English. Just as someone who joins beBee in Spanish expects the same, except that the posts will be in Spanish. And so on. I don't think the problem is solved by "de-pollinating" but by enabling a practical system for language filtering those hives that declare themselves for a particular language. And similar for those hives that declare themselves devoted to a particular defined topic area.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/02/2017 #70 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #69 Ahhh! I see.
    Then it might be time for some de-pollinating.

    I think I may know of a post that helps with that.
    Phil Friedman
    06/02/2017 #69 Phil Friedman
    #68 That, Jared, is to answer a question with a question. But never mind, the answer to your question is no. It is simply an inappropriate posting because the Hive is "beBee in English". It is not an issue over one instance, but becomes one if it happens over and over again. Because then a member of a hive that is for English gets Portuguese post in their feed too often.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    06/02/2017 #68 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@luizia-patricio/oque-e-uma-abelha-em-portugues-de-gerald-hecht was posted in beBee in English. True, not shared, but posted. It is in a non-English language. Is that spam, per #31 and #32?
    Milos Djukic
    05/02/2017 #67 Anonymous
    #66 @John Vaughan :)
    John Vaughan
    05/02/2017 #66 John Vaughan
    #65 "happy" + "family" = sometimes a contradiction in terms @Milos Djukic ... or is it an oxymoron? ; }
    Milos Djukic
    05/02/2017 #65 Anonymous
    We are happy family :)
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #64 John Vaughan
    #63 "What were the original results?" asks @Gerald Hecht

    Variations on the usual theme, from the Usual Suspects: a modest shitStorm of Outrage from Aficionados - reflexive defensiveness & rejection, misdirection from the topic to personal attack, "Why are you so negative?", "You're the only one who complains", etc. Very tiring.

    I get sleepy just talking about it.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #63 Gerald Hecht
    #61 @John Vaughan What were the original results?
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #62 Gerald Hecht
    #60 @John Vaughan got it.
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #61 John Vaughan
    #58 "The irrelevance of [relevant]" is a rant that's been offered up before on beBee.
    It didn't go over well then, either.

    Definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #60 John Vaughan
    #57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
    several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht View more
    #57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
    several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht

    JV> That is a convenient link to some useful information that desperately needs to be learned. Use at own risk.
    Even more informative: https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/ Repetition implies perceived value.

    One can message me directly thru beBee, if we're connected Close
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #59 Gerald Hecht
    Overall, this little primer demonstrates the extreme ease and user friendly priority for completing simple tasks --in this case, freeing oneself from the world's most annoying fake shaman/dude/ministry founder (no, not L. Ron Hubbard --he was much more user friendly --he simply died), or stalker, etc..
  15. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    03/02/2017
    "I'll be back..."
    Arnold schwarzenegger to Trump: Let's switch jobs
    Arnold schwarzenegger to Trump: Let's switch jobs Arnold Schwarzenegger Tells President donald trump to "switch jobs" So America can 'Finally sleep well again' ! What do you think about this? Comment down...
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    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @John Vaughan Nobody told me this was non-drug mediated; they didn't say these snacks were Kibble either...yuck!!! Water!
    John Vaughan
    05/02/2017 #26 John Vaughan
    I am enjoying this SOOOOOOO much
    Thank you all for participating!

    "The infantile stage of a cocktail party in a pig pen with "personal branding" as Pavlovian kibble."

    Best non-drug-mediated experience I've had in a while.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/02/2017 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Phil Friedman yes; Trump essentially followed some template on "Personal Branding/Content Marketing" on Social Media all the way to #POTUS

    I think that this "SM thing" may be stuck (for now at least) in an infantile stage of development.
    It may turnout to have permanent developmental disabilities...
    Gerald Hecht
    05/02/2017 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Brian McKenzie thank you kindly; you never know when an emergency job interview/cocktail party situation may arise.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/02/2017 #23 Brian McKenzie
    #13 not to those comfortable standing thigh deep in the pig pen while accusing everyone else of body odor. I suspect you find no relevance to the things I post, I would expect nothing less.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/02/2017 #22 Brian McKenzie
    #14 free use on "Pavlovian Kibble" - deploy where you see fit, I know I use it Liberally 8?/
    Phil Friedman
    05/02/2017 #21 Phil Friedman
    #20 Yes, @Gerald Hecht, although both are actor-personalities, unlike President Trump, Schwarzenegger can tell the difference between a movie or TV set and the real world.
    Gerald Hecht
    05/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Phil Friedman Indeed; Dr. Schwarznegger did serve as the Governor of California --which is very much like being the Chief Executive of a medium sized nation.
    I don't recall him violating acceptable protocols of statesmanship while engaged in official state business.

    I recall an incident in the Laundryroom of the Executive Mansion --but I am not in the habit of airing out dirty laundry.
    Phil Friedman
    05/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman
    @Gerald Hecht, @John Vaughan, and others. The irony of this exchange is that I would feel safer if the Oval Office were occupied by The Terminator, rather than The Quacker, who continues to demonstrate the unlikelihood he will ever rise to the occasion. When we write the U.S.'s epitaph, it will say,

    Here lie the bones of a great Nation State,
    It wanted change at any rate.
    So reckless, trusted blind to fate,
    And realized its folly much too late.

    Cheers -- if there are any to be had.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @John Vaughan yes; I realize...hence my "Jesus CR" upon the "Pun CS"
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #17 John Vaughan
    #16 Aw, c'mon @Gerald Hecht ..... it's "Pavlovian"
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 JESUS! @John Vaughan ...really?
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #15 John Vaughan
    #14 I salivate with anticipation ....
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @Brian McKenzie This is a serious request: "Would you object to me using that phrase: "Pavlovian Kibble" in an emergency?
    I understand fully, if you'd rather that I not... it's just that recently, I actually was involved in a dispute which could have ended much more gracefully if I had that piece of ammo.
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #13 John Vaughan
    #12 Swell rant, Bri. Does it mean anything?
    Brian McKenzie
    04/02/2017 #12 Brian McKenzie
    If that comment is because i dont buy and eat your brand of Pavlovian Kibble - then duly noted. However, I well called the current stench and stain of your side two years ago - I was right on point, and well documented in doing so. It is a shame so few listened, it is worse that you think you are anything more than expendable disposable ranting puppets....the US will have its' own "Heavely Hundred" soon enough. My bet is before the end of summer.
    John Vaughan
    04/02/2017 #11 John Vaughan
    #10 A train of thought which has been derailed.
    Brian McKenzie
    04/02/2017 #10 Brian McKenzie
    No drugs, this is just the stream that runs through my head.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    EVEN IN THIS KINGDOM OF FEAR --WE SHALL NOT MOURN THE GREEDHEADS/WHOREMONGERS/OTHER ASSORTED BOTTOMFEEDERS!
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=SEyCi-vpTyc
  16. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    03/02/2017
    It's Either Write An Original Post Or Paint The Downstairs Bathroom
    It's Either Write An Original Post Or Paint The Downstairs BathroomDecisions, decisions.I just put my wife on a bus to Toronto where she will be doing a round of visiting. Right after I got up this morning I masked off the downstairs bathroom and will be painting it forthwith. I have to these things when my wife is...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great post @Jim Murray..the name of this post sure hides the intrigue of your life.. Lol... Have a wonderful weekend 🍩🌼🌼
    Brian McKenzie
    04/02/2017 #10 Brian McKenzie
    Mrs Nubaum teeing up on the back 9 ?
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Brian McKenzie @Phil Friedman...I Honestly Am Begging You To Keep Your Eye On The Ball Here...There Is NOTHING Humorous Here...I'll Offer A Little Reminder --If You Have The Courage To Watch:
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=VXm6LYGeKrE
    Jim Murray
    04/02/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 They're all idiots and greedy motherfuckers, @Brian McKenzie. That's the game and what it attracts.
    Brian McKenzie
    04/02/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    That's alot of killing to be done. That left lane has been the bastion of idiots for decades.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/02/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Phil Friedman That is the construct --but I have to say that I feel like things are "dissolving"...can't articulate it...but I find myself chanting mantras like:"that is the construct"..."that is the construct", "separation of powers", "Rule of Law" , "Preamble, Bill of Rights", "additional amendments as needed to improve the self-correcting machinery of the gyroscope", etc.
    Then, I'll hear something like "at today's congressional prayer breakfast POTUS asked everyone present to pray for Arnold Shwarznegger's ratings to improve because: "I'm not just the Nation's Chief Executive...Im also still the Executive Producer of Celebrity Apprentice"...

    Hitler was elected too; by the book --Germany was also a Republic ; and "life was a cabaret old chum..."
    Phil Friedman
    03/02/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    Jim, what Trump, his "people", and his supporters don't get is that he was elected the Constitutional President of the US. He is not the CEO of USA, Inc., nor a king with divine rights. Moreover, he leads only one of three equal and co-ordinΓ€te branches of the US government. We are NOT required either by law or tradition or patriotism to simply lay down and shut up. In fact, quite the opposite. The US electorate are not contestants on The Apprentice. And if he doesn't get that, we'll have the opportunity in a few years to say, "You're fired!"
    Gerald Hecht
    03/02/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Jim Murray Hitler would be horrified; he would be fired for being a voice of reason...
    Jim Murray
    03/02/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 I never use the term myself. I don't believe he is that. He certainly hasn't proven it to anyone. I'm pretty sure even Hitler would be telling him to ease up.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/02/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Have you seen this piece on President Trump's (it's really difficult to type the word "Trump" after the word "President" --it still feels like a grammatical error) son?
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=TWCpzuIaeUE
  17. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    14/07/2016
    Good Science Has a Long Reach --@Jim Able
    Gerald Hecht
    Google AcadΓ©mico
    scholar.google.com
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  18. Ma Mingliang

    Ma Mingliang

    20/06/2016
    Ma Mingliang
    beBee | CrunchBase
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  19. beBee in English
    ▢️ New CEO & President in the US and new office in New York City πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
    beBee Insights #2: New CEO & President in the US and new office in New York City
    beBee Insights #2: New CEO & President in the US and new office in New York City We have amazing news to share with all our bees: the social media expert Matt Sweetwood is our new CEO and President in the United States. But that's not...
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    Bradley Gilbert
    17/07/2016 #21 Bradley Gilbert
    Nice!
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    14/07/2016 #20 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Great news! Wow @Javier 🐝 beBee, we just spoke about this few weeks ago - that was fast!
    Tahir Kashif
    13/07/2016 #19 Tahir Kashif
    Excellent! Long way to go
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/07/2016 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    beBee, it's a way of life.
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    13/07/2016 #17 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    Congratulations @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood...and I'm glad the opening of the new beBee´s office in New York....
    It is good news for all.!!! Good luck !!!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    13/07/2016 #16 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Congrats !!!! Bravo !!!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/07/2016 #15 Javier 🐝 beBee
    THE SWARM IS COMING !!!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    13/07/2016 #14 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Thank you for the warm welcome. Team USA is excited to join team Madrid in making beBee rock the world. I say you need a trip to visit us in New York!\
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/07/2016 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing the great news about new USA [King Bee?] Matt @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Cepee Tabibian and @Javier 🐝 beBee and everyone in the Master Hive! Looking forward to seeing more great news!
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/07/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    There have been so many wonderful announcements lately. Perhaps... just perhaps... @Javier 🐝 beBee can make "But that's not all" the next "One more thing".
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    13/07/2016 #10 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Congratulations on the opening the New York beBee office. Let the buzzzzz begin!
    Gerald Hecht
    13/07/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #7 yes @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira!
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    13/07/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #5 Let's sing together @Gerald Hecht!! :D
    Gerald Hecht
    13/07/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere, it up to you New York, NEWWW YOOOOOOORRRR......@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Dean Owen
    13/07/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    The swarm is coming!
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    13/07/2016 #3 Anonymous
    "Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York"
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    13/07/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Javier 🐝 beBee, wonderful news, "But that's not all..."?
  20. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    13/07/2016
    Gerald Hecht
    Dedicated to all the Bees (text & audio)
    www.bebee.com Far away I have some friends Never saw them, this is not the end They just rock, they are prime Am I driving and trying to rhyme??? Funny game...
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  21. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    11/07/2016
    Flight delay phones off to Jersey show "Liatamania"
    http://psiwebsubr.org/Liat.mov
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  22. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    @Gerald Hecht shared a book in one of his buzzes called Capture by David A. Kessler - I have this marked down as a future read. One of my earliest memories was the assassination of Robert Kennedy. I was 7 years old and my father was painting the front room of our house in London, England. A small black and white was on sitting on a draw that I was looking up towards, when I felt a great disturbance run through me. I could not understand the news report but I instinctively knew this was something terrible - about 10 years ago I got a chance to visit Robert Kennedy's grave in Washington and was surprised to find only a small wooden cross, among monuments and white gravestones of Arlington Cemetery.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Capture
    books.google.ca Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for battling the tobacco industry, has spent the past two decades studying how certain addictive substances influence our behaviour. In his first two books, Dr....
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  23. Javier 🐝 beBee
    I am very happy to announce that Mr @John White, MBA is our Social Marketing Director - beBee USA. I am sure this is only the beginning of a successful story together ! Welcome again John !! Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Rebel Brown
    12/07/2016 #45 Rebel Brown
    Awesome @John White, MBA If there's anything I can do to support your success, just ask.
    Maja Vujovic
    12/07/2016 #44 Maja Vujovic
    #36 & #37 Deb & Milos, you're both too kind. I simply reiterated what we've all been saying here and there (and everywhere).
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/07/2016 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Congratulations @John White, MBA. Your dedication and leadership is outstanding! Your new role is so well deserved.
    Cristian 🐝 Randieri, PhD Founder & CEO of Intellisystem.it   Randieri.com
    12/07/2016 #42 Cristian 🐝 Randieri, PhD Founder & CEO of Intellisystem.it Randieri.com
    Congratulation... We hope to have sooner the same position in Italy..
    Florencio Vallinot
    12/07/2016 #40 Florencio Vallinot
    Congratulations @John White, MBA
    Fernando PadrΓ³n
    12/07/2016 #39 Fernando PadrΓ³n
    Congratulation @John White, MBA
    Bolatito Nelson Akinrolabu
    12/07/2016 #38 Bolatito Nelson Akinrolabu
    Congratulations @John White, MBA !
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/07/2016 #37 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #35 @Maja Vujovic - your comment says it all!
    Milos Djukic
    12/07/2016 #36 Anonymous
    #35 Great comment @Maja Vujovic and also very true.
    Maja Vujovic
    12/07/2016 #35 Maja Vujovic
    Most of us English-speaking bees discovered beBee thanks to the information @John White, MBA provided on other platforms. Hence his appointment as Director of Social Media, beBee USA is well deserved. (I like it when things fall into place so well one can almost hear them click!) Congratulations, beBee USA, you're off to a good start!
    Susan Rooks
    11/07/2016 #34 Susan Rooks
    Congrats, @John White, MBA! What a great honor and richly deserved. It's a pleasure knowing you and Matt Sweetwood will be at the helm of beBee USA.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    11/07/2016 #33 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Congratulations John. Lot's more improvement to come to the "Bees".
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #22 Congratulations that your modeling career is just off to a new boost, and your pics just show more and more glow! What an inspiration for all of us!
    Carlos M. Braz C,
    11/07/2016 #31 Carlos M. Braz C,
    Congratulations friend @John White, MBA!
    Virag Gulyas
    11/07/2016 #30 Virag Gulyas
    A full-hearted congratulations @John White, MBA!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    11/07/2016 #29 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Congratulations @John White, MBA ! You're making it happen. Good luck!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    11/07/2016 #28 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Cogratualtions to @John White, MBA the new Social Marketing Director at beBee!
    Belen Robles
    11/07/2016 #27 Belen Robles
    Congrats @John White, MBA, great news for all beBee users!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/07/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well I can't express enough how nice it to hear the news of @John White, MBA becoming beBee's first Ambassador, congrats again John!
  24. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    10/07/2016
    What Will I Look Like...
    What Will I Look Like......Afrer I Fractal Myself and Tweet the dynamic post (initial) bifurcation to the Universe as it transforms its transformation across platforms and poolside patios alike...it's propogating propagation auto sharing itself into different categories...
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    Gerald Hecht
    21/01/2017 #35 Gerald Hecht
    Thanks for reminding me of this truly ancient artifact Lisa!
    Savvy Raj
    11/07/2016 #34 Savvy Raj
    #6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for your kind mention here, amidst this interesting flow that @Gerald Hecht has put forth very valid points and queries. Our thoughts can make or break us in every now.. and our life seems like a hell or a blessing in the way our thoughts unfold . Every life has a unique purpose and a perseveres on with the thoughts to fulfill its being . A transition in thoughts is expansive phenomenona .It courses on even in attempted conquering of thoughts through control or manipulation of its meanderings into an intentional channeling in consciousness.
    Transcending thoughts is a choice as thoughts come and go ..the patterns we choose to create with , through and in them makes one consciously or subconsciously a sculptor of ones life ... and through every exercise of such a choice we leave a mark in time. That said yet, when we choose to make our presence felt and how we emerge will all figure out along the way in the strength of an interconnectedness of thoughts in interdependence as seen here .:)
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #32 @Amour Setter ;-)
    Amour Setter
    11/07/2016 #32 Amour Setter
    #7 :)
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #31 Gerald Hecht
    #30 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich there's no late or early here as far as I can tell, more like surfing --if you're in right the spacetime you can catch a good one... I don't think that's bad, everyone knows it's one of the "special bee phenomena", lol
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/07/2016 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I hate to say it, but it is always better to arrive to a beBee party later.....Geez, the cocktail discussions are fascinating!
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #27 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit we all got em to sum degree --I had the misfortune to watch my hero John Lennon die from 5 yards away on 72nd street on a very warm December evening...an a policeman shove me in the chest for inadvertently being in "his" crime steam...the bloody Nike Waffle Trainer prints attested to it... I can't talk about... if Liat ever decides to do social... I leave it for other people in life to handle that...once I thought I would write a "thingie"about (I had to start seeing a doc.,an he thought I should)...not gonna happen and I can't be present...it's what the description on my profile ...not best person to ask or something...
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I served on a tobacco/nicotine panel with him a long time ago at a International Society for Neuroscience conference when he was still the FDA head ( he's the one who finally put big tobacco in their place... I always knew he could write APA style stuff: I NEVER KNEW HE COULD "WRITE" WRITE
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/07/2016 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #17 Even if freedom is a concept, Nelson Mandela did write a book called the "Long Walk to Freedom" and sometimes that is what life gives to people. I am one of the lucky one's, which is why I continue to bring up the same song by Phil Collins again and again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt2mbGP6vFI I do not have any conception of suffering or addiction - my life has been 50+ years of uninterrupted bliss - don't ask me how and it is strange how life emerges so differently. With you and Gerald, Margaret believe me when I say that you are teaching me. In a world where everyone has a story my crisis story is losing a library card, and even though I was knifed in 1991 in a mugging, it did not hurt, and I was treated like a rock star for the next six weeks. Guardian angels or the mystical, I have no idea why life pans out as it does, but I know it has.
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Kessler was a classmate of David Foster Wallace at Amhurst...with his family and friends support the book, elliptically, uses a "Psychiatric/Spiritual Autopsy"..throughout, as a point of reference (as well as tribute in unexpected way)...it's tough stuff in parts; but So very worth the preserverence...it also is precient regarding the "geopolitical mess", in the two or three months since its release...the damage that allowing "mindfulness" into the lay lexicon will cause...
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD don't even try to explain... I am more than happy to let those experiences just bee... (Apparently bee is autocorrect default now...that's interesting). I had a teacher once who said to understand something is to "stand under" that something --scientists aren't supposed to say those kinds of thingies...oh well; I pretty much don't care anymore
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD ahh that happens to you too? Yes...that never happened to me at the "other lodging place"
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/07/2016 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 Wow! I have just browsed through the Googlebook preview of Capture, https://books.google.ca/books?id=U7RVCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false plus I can see it also links to David Foster Wallace - I am keeping a note of this in my Black Intelligence Hive. Thanks Gerald.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 No thanks needed....waht? I did nothing but just be me. It's all good. Bzzz!
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD just a suggestion...but even as we speak it's about 0.5M away (books don't usually get that kind of underlying, dogearing, jacket tearing, binding /spline strain from me...so a RES IPSA LOQUITUR thingie there...(note, it really is a thorough argument for a paradigm shift--it suggests a few methods that may be used to "Gain entry"...but NO SELF HELP BOOK IS THIS...it's a self hope book perhaps... "totally resorts the deck"!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 @Gerald Hecht: I shall let you know when I've begun to conquer what is listed on this Comment stream. .. there's so much and I was supposed to be asleep, but instead this whole thing is a dream. And quite a nice one. I'll be considering this my new 'hiding place' for a time. just thinking....and reading....thanks.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 @Gerald Hecht: Aren't 'mystical' and 'magical' both attributions applied to the higher theory of spirituality? That "rise" of the fourth dimension where we are immortal? Well, I should preface by saying that I had a Near-Death Experience and went to heaven's steps of those great doors....and ever since I came back, everything is different. Too many stories to tell on that one, but.....it was an elevation of consciousness with just thoughts; absence of the body left room for purity of the spirit to live differently. I can't quite explain it now. But I remember.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Oh, nice! Thank you....WoW....I'll have to check it out. I am so honored to get direction from you.
  25. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    A big thank you ! / Β‘Muchas gracias!
    A big thank you ! / Β‘Muchas gracias!Dear friends, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful wishes and overwhelming support you have given us during this time.beBee is awesome because of ..... you !A big thank you from the founders.You are RELEVANT.We are working on a...
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    Charles David Upchurch
    28/09/2016 #86 Charles David Upchurch
    @Javier 🐝 beBee please see my private message.
    Andrew Porter
    28/08/2016 #84 Anonymous
    #83 Thanks Pamela, it seems we are like minded Bees!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    28/08/2016 #83 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #82 I concur Andrew :-) Surprise!
    Andrew Porter
    28/08/2016 #82 Anonymous
    Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz for such an amazing platform, although I am proud to be a Bee on beBee creating Honey and pollinating as much as possible from Hive to Hive and across other social networks....this bought to mind the terms we use which actually reference our humble Honey Bee whom is actually suffering at the moment, this got me thinking of encouraging our Bees "which there are plenty of" to plant just one window box of Bee friendly plants to help our embattled Honey Bees in there hour of need, it doesn't seem much but its a step in the right direction and what better place to come from than their namesake of beBee! just a thought.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    28/08/2016 #81 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #77 @Irene Hackett yes ! Searches will be available soon. Have look at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/after-a-break-new-ambassadors-and-some-bebee-news
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/08/2016 #80 Kevin Pashuk
    #79 Thanks @Irene Hackett. I was hoping to find a @Javier 🐝 beBee or @Juan Imaz emoticon, but alas, there were none to 🐝 found.
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/08/2016 #78 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the mention @Irene Hackett... πŸ‘ ❀ 🐝🐝 too.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #75 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #74 I think, lol! ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ
    Gerald Hecht
    21/07/2016 #74 Gerald Hecht
    #73 @Javier 🐝 beBee oh...it all makes sense now... I think, lol
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/07/2016 #73 Javier 🐝 beBee
    🐝 πŸ‡§οΈ πŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸπŸ πŸ‡§οΈ πŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸπŸ πŸ‡§οΈ πŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸπŸ πŸ‡§οΈ πŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸπŸ πŸ‡§οΈ πŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ‡ΏοΈπŸ
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/07/2016 #72 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #70 thanks @Charles David Upchurch, I will correct it !
    Cepee Tabibian
    21/07/2016 #71 Cepee Tabibian
    "Let's pollinate all the world." Yes! Here we come!!!
    Charles David Upchurch
    21/07/2016 #70 Charles David Upchurch
    Gracias para todo el mundo quien trbajan en hagar beBee tanto magnífico! @Javier 🐝 beBee, hay una falta pequeño en tu traduccion inglés aqui....ecribes "We much appreciate your suggestions and your critics help us to improve." En inglés es differente de español: palabra 'criticos' en español puedes significar ó las ideas, ó las personas, ellas. En inglés, "critics" es todavia las personas (con significa un poco mal) y "critiques" (que ven de lengua frances) es solamente las ideas. In general, however, your written English is very good, Javier. As you can see, my writing, in Spanish, is not nearly as good as your writing in English. My suggestion, therefore, is to edit this article to this: "We much appreciate your suggestions and your critiques help us to improve."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #69 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #67 SΓ­! beBees es el futuro por muchos soluciones!
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    12/07/2016 #68 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #67 Mucha suerte Isabel!! Y muchas gracias!!!
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   DurÑn
    11/07/2016 #67 Isabel 🐝 Díaz DurÑn
    Gracias a vosotros por crear Bebee, nos estΓ‘is dando la oportunidad a los desempleados de mejorar nuestra bΓΊsqueda de empleo, aprender , crecer.... Bebee es el futuro :)
    debasish majumder
    11/07/2016 #66 debasish majumder
    relevant post @Javier 🐝 beBee. yes, pollination is already in strong presence, resulting bebee to flourish with persistence. hive is full of honey and who is not crazy to have the nectar with such delicious tasty produce? lovely post. thanks for sharing it.
    Loribeth Pierson
    11/07/2016 #65 Loribeth Pierson
    Wow, a lot of great ideas here @Javier 🐝 beBee ! Nice to see you guys are so open.
    Vivian Chapman
    10/07/2016 #63 Vivian Chapman
    Now that's something you don't get with LinkedIn!
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