- 09/03/2017CALLING ALL FREELANCERS. New York just passed the Freelance Isn't Free act. Help it spread to other states & countries by signing this petition: http://buff.ly/2lxnZp3 Freelancers deserve to get paid for all their hard work, but they often lack the protections afforded to traditional employees. It's time to change that.
- Producer29/01/2017Where Have You Been? Over the last couple of weeks I have heard that question in my head. I’m not hearing voices but my sometimes overactive imagination could hear my fellow Bees asking me why my presence on beBee has been infrequent of late. It had nothing...
Comments19/06/2017 #58 Pamela 🐝 Williams#57 Hi Martin, yes it's been months, I could make excuses but quite frankly, it's all been a head journey. If I can thank the buffoon in DC for one thing it's that it has opened my eyes, made me question my own life. I'm actually doing very very well but thank you for checking in!27/02/2017 #55 Pamela 🐝 Williams#54 Preston, I understand your confusion. It was originally supposed to be a march about women's issues, but with the political roller coaster that is occurring and the numerous policy issues that were dividing the country the women's march became much much more. In our own march the name was officially changed to the Human Rights, Justice, & Equality March. The originators of the march in DC followed this same train of thought as I understand from the speech one of the organizers gave. It's because all these issues are women's issues. LGBT rights are women's issues, equality, immigration, justice; they are all women's issues, so they came together. I'm sorry those in St Louis had disagreements because it was supposed to be inclusive and tolerant; that was the whole point. Otherwise there wouldn't have been men marching right beside us! Fathers carrying their young daughters on their shoulders with signs that read; I march for my little girl. Or Christian mother's marching beside their gay sons and daughters with signs that read; equality includes everyone or God loves my gay son too (yes I saw these signs). It was a moving day Preston and one I will never forget.27/02/2017 #54 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI think it was the same weekend in St. Louis that there was a women march. I was working at an Autoshow. There were a lot of supporters and I was very happy for everyone marching and peacefully using their First Amendment Rights. What I didn't like was at the women march in St. Louis was there was no common theme. Even on the Metro Train, even though women were wearing the same shirts, they were all marching for different causes. One group next to me was pro-life trying to support Trump, one group of women was talking about equal rights but wouldn't speak on which rights of women needed to be solved, the next group was only their to try to bring back Hillary, a fourth group was marching for Men who want to act like women to have the rights of women, then I saw another group protesting the national security issues. I watch about ten minutes of the women getting together, yet their was a lot are disagreement among the groups. Certain women said they other women where not allowed to be at this march. So, What was the main theme of this march?31/01/2017 #53 Mohammed A. JawadThought-provoking post @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Here's one of my poems...enjoy it!
By the uses of faith and reason
let men judge their plain folly
There’s nothing in worldly disputes
but flaws of untruth, precepts of idiocy
And, more trouble in the periods of existence
that pays regard to mistaken subjects
Lo! its an outbreak of idle deeds
which oft shadows common sense.29/01/2017 #47 Pamela 🐝 Williams#43 Oops, accidentally deleted my reply:
What is coming out is that the efforts to put him into the wh began in prior to 2010, and then Congress became GOP dominant. They used the media and the Tea Party to feed into the people's frustrations and turn it into irrational anger. You hear this negativity every day for 6 years and it seeps into your pores. They laid their groundwork well and that is why he felt confident in making that statement, even though I think it shook a few people in the party.
The thing about such a campaign is they know it will be easy to punch holes in that dam and that is the reason for the drastic measures they are taking now, and the campaign to clamp down on the media. If they can turn this country into a military state quickly then we may see the largest 'democracy' fall. I don't think they were counting on The Resistance and so they are getting careless...They made a huge mistake; that the American people would stay gullible. They are losing support daily and the pressure is being put on the rest of the party. If they don't get the 'control' they are aiming for by mid-term elections they know they will have lost the war...It will be the next 22 months that will speak volumes. IMHO29/01/2017 #43 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Trump did not just slip through he boasted vocally that he was slipping through. One of his campaign boasts was that if he had shot someone in the street, his supporters would still vote for him. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/266809-trump-i-could-shoot-people-in-streets-and-not-lose-support29/01/2017 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#29 @Pamela 🐝 Williams - that is a crucial topic for discussion. The knee-jerk, bullying sentiment that 'if you don't love the US as it is right now, you are a communist' that aims to silence clear, rational discussions by making someone feel "wrong".
That specific tendency - the extreme polarization of any idea or opinion - is exactly part of the malaise that has changed us from a country of messy, flawed, but essential tolerance to one of intolerance in around 3 or 4 decades.
The communism trope is simply deployed to stop someone from continuing the initial point they were making.
We need clarity so profoundly right now. That is the way forward.29/01/2017 #41 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#35 I wish it worked that way after they become leaders. But I've not seen such a leader for the people in my life so far 🤐🙁😟😟😟
@Pamela 🐝 Williams That's lovely to know about Greensboro I feel more closer to them now and I wish you guys all the best. Praying for the best 😘29/01/2017 #40 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!Seth Godin: The tribes we lead
https://www.ted.com/talks/seth_godin_on_the_tribes_we_lead/transcript?language=en29/01/2017 #39 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!#32 Why do people vote against their own interests?!
- Producer30/12/2016Confronting Thailand’s Sexist Workplace Values as an American WomanI am an American citizen. I have great freedom as an American woman I am now denied working abroad. One of those freedoms is the right to wear pants to work. The locals tell me I need to respect the culture around and me and do what I am told. In...
Comments02/01/2017 #1 Dean OwenI feel your pain, I do. But I've been in Asia now for 28 years. I used to complain and compare. But after a while I figured out that Asia is a pretty cool place to hang out. I don't have to worry about getting burgled, mugged, shot. I don't worry about my children getting into drugs. Yes there is inherent racism here, but it is usually not hateful as it can be in the West. As for China, well China only recently opened its doors so give it time. People are still wary of outsiders especially considering the constant rhetoric we hear of people dishing China. Being part Japanese, I've experienced racism here like you could not imagine, but it is no worse than I've experienced in the UK or America. Thailand if a fabulous country that tickles the senses. I'm sure a few years from now you will look back on your experiences with fondness.
- 22/08/2016I 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.
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- Producer17/08/201619 August, World Humanitarian DayOn 19 August, World Humanitarian Day, and always, we stand with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance in order to survive. Together they would form the 10th most populous nation. Help us...
- Producer02/07/2016What 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...
Comments05/07/2016 #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.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.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!"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.02/07/2016 #3 William VanDorinHuman 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..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.
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- Producer15/04/2016What the Panama Papers Means for the WorldOriginally published on Apr 5, 2016I'm a huge fan of global surveillance disclosures such as that made by Edward Snowden back in 2013. With the emergence of Big Data, society is bound to become more transparent. Hackers can do so for ethical...