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  1. ProducerJenifer Lopez

    Jenifer Lopez

    16/10/2017
    SEO Expert Launches into Calling App Niche with Big Success
    SEO Expert Launches into Calling App Niche with Big SuccessChicago SEO Professional Jack Lombardi seized the SEO world by storm. From ranking top spots on google, to website design, the CEO of Chicago Website Design SEO Company turned heads. Now, after a successful run in search engine optimization, he...
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  2. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    QUICK BUZZ BECOMING PRODUCER POST - Voices from the Past
    QUICK BUZZ BECOMING PRODUCER POST - Voices from the PastFor those of you who have not visited my Hive, Music of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, I interspersed my music video posts with Producer posts under the titles of "Musical Decades" and "Music History". These are true "content" posts covering a specific...
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    11/10/2017 #37 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Nick! ;o)
    @Nick Mlatchkov
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    10/10/2017 #36 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Joyce! ;o)
    @Joyce Redlon
    Milos Djukic
    10/10/2017 #35 Anonymous
    #28 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, Fractals are forever (incuding you) :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/10/2017 #34 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #33 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Bee happy !!!! We are happy too :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2017 #32 David B. Grinberg
    I just want to note the following per the 200 word count on new Producer buzz (non-blog posts):
    1) Most people can write 200 words in their sleep, so this should not be problematic, especially considering the ROI of more quality content which enhances engagement.
    2) If you're posting a link to an article, just "cut and paste" a 200-word excerpt from the article (in quotation marks with attribution). This will draw reader interest if you don't want to write something as a preface.
    3) If you're posting a photo or memes, use the text for the 200-word count, if possible. If not, defer to the Point 1.
    While the first option is preferable per original quality content IMHO, it's not the only option -- which is what I want to point out, especially to those who are respectfully and constructively voicing a negative opinion.
    Thanks and best to all on producing high-quality buzz!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #30 Kevin Baker
    #28 don't be so quick , not like you to do that
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/10/2017 #29 Anonymous
    The new rule -- 200 words minimum for a producer! Wait a minute!
    Oct 8, 2017
    I suspect this lousy new rule is aimed at producers who can say important things using much less words than others. If u want to publish articles start a newspaper a la the Huff Post and pay the contributors ...
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    09/10/2017 #27 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #26 Don't switch too soon—they say more changes are to come concerning the hives. ;o)
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/10/2017 #25 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #16 I think that it was the suddenness of having to add the extra words, @David B. Grinberg, that surprised us -- we can certainly all come up with that many any time we wish to. It was just seeing the notice pop up that was weird! Now that we know, we know!

    And as I wrote in an earlier comment, I do love seeing who has produced honey so I get to read more of what I want to read.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/10/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Simply fantastic
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #23 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #10 Keep going with the fun day stuff @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess..if you cant make the 200 words us followers will still enjoy it for sure.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #21 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #16 Please kindly note David not all of us have the time to write even 20o words; the value of a quick buzz lies in the content. ..be it 5 words or 500.The old truism that a picture is worth a 1,000 words certainly holds true here - why should we (as just one example) prevent those of an artistic bent from sharing their works / videos with us sans any words? This can certainly not be regarded as spamming or clogging up walls by any means.
    Deliberate spamming is anotehr matter - 1 strike and the spammer should be out
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #20 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #9 Still don't get this thing about producer versus quick buzz @Lada 🏡 Prkic..quality lies in the content. A picture can indeed convey a thousand words.. but we are seemingly now required to adhere to an arbitarily determined number in order to reach outside our immediate followers. Simplest way to control the spam issue is to ban spammers..1 strike and out ..that will achieve the so called "clean wall" condition aspired to by our platform
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    09/10/2017 #18 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #16 Thanks, David—and thanks for the share! ;o)
    @David B. Grinberg
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    08/10/2017 #17 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Dominique Petersen, Maybe if you write the sentences, under each photo, you become a producer, and I could translate it. Pleaaaaase 😉
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    @Dominique 🐝 Petersen: first, I agree with the comments below about the excellent quotes. Kudos on featuring such a nice compilation of music legends!
    Second, you offer an exemplary example of what ALL bees should be doing on hives in accordance with recent improvements to this platform. If someone has a buzz and wants it included in up to three hives, simply make it a Producer post. This is not rocket science!
    And for those who may complain about adding a mere 200 words, I would say this: Please, are you serious! If you cannot add a measly 200 words to a buzz describing it or articulating your opinion about it, then it's probably not buzz-worthy in the first place.
    Again, you offer a great example of one way to boost buzz in the hives going forward. All bees, especially brand ambassadors, should take note, stop complaining and get with the program to promote the brand -- that what brand ambassadors do. Vamos!!!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    08/10/2017 #15 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #11 Thanks, Susan. Glad you enjoyed them. ;o)
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    08/10/2017 #14 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thanks, Franci—and thanks for the share! ;o)
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    08/10/2017 #13 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #9 Yes, Lada!
    I saw your post this morning and copied your title! In fact, you gave me the idea for my post ;o)
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic
  3. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Visit and Enjoy Spain!
    Visit and Enjoy Spain!Spain is a country that fast becomes an addiction If you’re visiting Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend to come just for a beach holiday, a walking tour or a city break, but...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #52 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #49 @Jerry Fletcherfl you are welcome!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #51 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #50 @Wayne Yoshiday you are welcome!
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/10/2017 #50 Wayne Yoshida
    Yes @Javier 🐝 beBee, visiting Spain is on my Holiday Travel List, which is the same list as the James Bond movie locations. "For Your Eyes Only" - among other locations, included Madrid. "The World is Not Enough" included Bilbao. . . . someday . . .
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #49 Jerry Fletcher
    I will visit my friend. It may take me some time to get there but when I come it will be with enough time to really enjoy the experience.
    Débora Saldanha
    11/10/2017 #48 Débora Saldanha
    Yo estuve en España el año pasado y me gustó muchísimo. Conocí Valencia, Sevilla, Granada, Madrid y Barcelona. Pero muy pronto me quiero volver!
    Dorothy Cooper
    10/10/2017 #47 Dorothy Cooper
    A Truly extraordinary place to visit and fall in love with for life! My friend just came back and we are going to spend the evening with her photos! Omg's never stopped with this kind of place!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/10/2017 #46 Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Iván Cort,es de Lucas
    07/10/2017 #44 Iván Cort,es de Lucas
    Beautiful article!
    Debasish Majumder
    07/10/2017 #43 Debasish Majumder
    wonderful buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the lovely buzz.
    Aleta Curry
    07/10/2017 #42 Aleta Curry
    I may have to move a visit to Spain higher up on my 'To Do' list!
    Carolyn Leigh
    07/10/2017 #41 Anonymous
    I took a tour of Spain in May and it was amazing! I hope to visit again someday!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/10/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Great fun indeed
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    07/10/2017 #39 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #18 eternally honored. we will get to interpret, or we use the translator, write, translate and read what the other wrote, it will be fun. just give me time to catch up with your articles.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/10/2017 #38 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Love it @Rafael García Romano @Juan Imaz @Roberto Ferri

    https://www.google.es/search?q=visit+and+enjoy+spain&oq=visit+and+enjoy+spain&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.3072j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    Barry J Wilson
    06/10/2017 #37 Barry J Wilson
    I will visit, enjoy and meet my new friend @Javier 🐝 beBee in person! 🙌
    Lyon Brave
    06/10/2017 #36 Lyon Brave
    i will visit
    Moi Kliniger
    06/10/2017 #35 Anonymous
    Seen your very beautiful Spain many times! It's exactly as you write in this post! Highly recommend everyone visit and experience the beauty for themselves as well as the very friendly Spaniards!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #34 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I had a wonderful visit to Spain a few years ago - we walked the Camino trail and live bed meeting the people in the villages along the way. Stayed with a Spanish family in Corbada and left exhausted and happy from the never ending trail of parties, festivals and food we were invited to attend. In the small village when we went for a walk and returned home our hostess knew where we had been and what we were looking for - news travels fast in a small village. Loved Barcelona, Madrid and more - the art, architecture, food and friendly people was amazing.
    Laura 🐝 Carvajal
    05/10/2017 #33 Laura 🐝 Carvajal
    Yo quiero volverme a España, el país más hermoso en el que he vivido. Con toda su diversidad, con lo increíble de su buena gente. Lo amo tanto que me hija lleva el nombre de la reina más audaz, inteligente y astuta de todos los tiempos, Isabel de Castilla. De todos esos lugares me faltaron solo dos por visitar, Bilbao y Cáceres. Gracias @Javier 🐝 beBee por regalarnos esas imágenes e invitarnos a tu país.
    Randall Burns
    05/10/2017 #32 Randall Burns
    That's beautiful! @Javier 🐝 beBee
  4. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    04/10/2017
    And the hits keep on coming!
    La Bamba | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
    La Bamba | Playing For Change | Song Around The World We started this recording on a back porch in East Los Angeles with members of Los Lobos, and then returned to the roots of the song in Veracruz, Mexico. As...
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  5. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    04/10/2017
    I guess it's music night! Love it.
    Guantanamera | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
    Guantanamera | Playing For Change | Song Around The World We invite you to watch and enjoy another Song Around The World from our new album: "Guantanamera". We started the song with Carlos Varela in Havana and it...
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  6. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    04/10/2017
    Totally cool! Hidden gem!
    Playing For Change - Stand By Me
    Playing For Change - Stand By Me Music video by Playing For Change performing Stand By Me. (C) 2009 StarCon, LLC d/b/a Hear...
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  7. Susana Altagracia Bello
    OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole
    OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole Download the Song: http://www.izhawaii.com/store Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's Platinum selling hit "Over the Rainbow" OFFICIAL video produced by Jon de...
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    Joyce Redlon
    04/10/2017 #1 Joyce Redlon
    Go Hawaii!
  8. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    04/10/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    ‘Walk Slow, My Eyes Blur, I Can’t See’: Trial Accounts Describe Kim Jong Nam’s Final Moments
    www.wsj.com A medical report and testimony submitted at trial in Malaysia revealed new details about the brutal death of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after he was assaulted with nerve agent that quickly took effect and killed...
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  9. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    03/10/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Suicide attack on Kashmir military camp
    www.bbc.com One soldier and three militants were killed in the violence which raged for hours near...
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  10. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    03/10/2017
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers -- "American Girl"
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers -- "American Girl" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performing American Girl at the 2002 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    03/10/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 I'll bet your Mom wasn't as pumped up with, um, 'preservatives' as I suspect Tom Petty is,,,

    He and Keith Richards will outlive us all :)
    Joyce Redlon
    03/10/2017 #2 Joyce Redlon
    #1 Yes I read that too. Doesn't seem to be any affirmative info yet. My mom was on life support for 3 days and they took her off. She lived so my hope and prayer is that he will make it. Medicine and medical procedures have come so far!
    Nicole Chardenet
    03/10/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    Right now, they're playing, "Is Tom Petty alive or dead?" on Twitter. Evidence so far (and if Twitter says it it must be true!) that Petty is alive but in critical condition after, I'm not sure, dying or almost dying. But he was rushed to the hospital earlier today.
  11. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    03/10/2017
    Seems like a great idea. Joyce Redlon
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  12. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    01/10/2017
    Hypervsn in action
    Hypervsn in action
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    Joyce Redlon
    02/10/2017 #2 Joyce Redlon
    #1 I agree! I love it!
  13. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    29/09/2017
    I love the discipline of martial arts
    The last living masters of Kung Fu
    The last living masters of Kung Fu The last living masters of Kung...
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    Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    02/10/2017 #5 Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    #4 And Training in the right discipline can give you a huge amount of energy and piece of mind and of course a strong body!
    Joyce Redlon
    01/10/2017 #4 Joyce Redlon
    #3 I agree! The discipline is to not fight.
    Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    01/10/2017 #3 Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    #2 nice comment, of course, the art is to not fight and martial arts are more than self defense...
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/09/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #1 With all the respect due to any martial arts the idealogy is based on. Master and obediant dsciple. While combat attack or self defense purposes are based on bio mechanical and physiological strikes on the body segment. Best combat are those who never occur, the Budo. Now if you have to fight you have a 3 to 7 seven second window to damage articulated body segment that aim at body vertical support. Ankles and knees. Then if you do not want to see your opponents again, you damage their blood stream system. Most special ops are train for that.
    Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    30/09/2017 #1 Nathaniel Schooler ✈️ Brand Marketer
    Nice post, the main problem is time, it takes a lot of time and commitment to build fighting abilities and to find the best teachers. What is interesting is that actually due to the cultural revolution many of the high quality martial artists moved to Hong Kong, Taiwan and abroad as martial arts were banned in China, an abundance of great teachers exists outside of China...
    Nice to see some Bagua in this video and the 70 year old teacher looking so well. Bet he doesn't drink that awful rice spirit...(so strong...) I remember training in this discipline whilst there...
    Amazing to see them breaking bricks, cant be too good for your older life though...
  14. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    29/09/2017
    Game 17: London Rollergirls v Texas Rollergirls
    Game 17: London Rollergirls v Texas Rollergirls 2016 International WFTDA D1 Playoffs Montréal Game 17: London Rollergirls v Texas Rollergirls --------- Be sure to subscribe (for free!) for all the latest...
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  15. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    28/09/2017
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    Joyce Redlon

    27/09/2017
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    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Irony:)
  17. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    27/09/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    American sniper's wife Taya Kyle: An open letter to the NFL
    www.foxnews.com Dear NFL, It was simple – we loved you and you loved us – with all of our races, religions, different backgrounds and politics. Simplicity in a crazy world was pretty awesome. You dear NFL, have taken that. You have lost me...
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  18. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    26/09/2017
    How Social Media Is Helping Turn The World To Shit
    How Social Media Is Helping Turn The World To ShitOne could quite logically conclude by this headline that I am either good at clickbait or that I am generally pissed off about social media.The fact is that both are true, But it is the latter that I am really going to expound on.I should also point...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    27/09/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #12 yup
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    #8 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. I can't disagree with your assessment, my friend. In fact Phil and I will be doing our next He Said He Said on this topic. I think this is simply a function of my 80/20 Differential manifesting. As this site grows the amount of crap grows with it. They are simply not attracting enough good serious writers and I believe that this is a function of not being as business oriented as they could be. They are doing a very good job of marketing the social side, so good in fact that it's hard to attract business side writers to the site. They look at beBee as 'fluffy' and several of them have told me that.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #7 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. Yeah I could have probably used a meat grinder. But I really wanted to get the shit aspect across.
    Thanks for the opinion though.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 @Don 🐝 Kerr. I don't disagree that this is a first world problem. But internet access is growing exponentially and those Bay of Bengal Citizens are soon likely to be as connected as we are. I do agree that self-regulation is the only reg we have right now. I would hate for anyone to tell me what to write or how to write it. Sadly there is a buffoon in Washington who would love nothing better that to do just that. And there are other clowns all over the planet who are. Just another reason to be happy that we live where we live, which I have always considered to be the best stoke of luck.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #9 Thanks @Harvey Lloyd. I agree that there is no real answer right now, that's why I actually ended up advocating caution, because that's about all we have right now.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    27/09/2017 #10 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Jim Murray A fine balance between the right to express whatever and the need for some kind of content management. I vastly prefer to have my content managed - BY ME! The ongoing stampede to acquire more and more stuff and less and less real quality of life is a sad indictment of our society and IMHO is truly a first-world problem. It seems unlikely that villagers living on the Bay of Bengal are overly concerned about FB quality control and from my perspective, I just don't give a good g.d. Let the shit flow. I am more than capable of pulling up the Honey Wagon and sucking out what doesn't relate. See you soon Beezer Buddy.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    Great picture of the think tank. Many grand revelations come from this small appliance of porcelain and some pithy jokes from my grandkids when they wander to close.

    Your rant begs the question, even though you stated you were not really focusing on answers, who or what will be the arbiter of free speech?

    The Charlottesville, VA debacle and the lock picking ads represent some very challenging applications of free speech. I happen to agree with you, i can't see any good coming from retail sales of lock picking tools. In the hands of locksmiths, they can save me the repairs of the damage of crowbar entry.

    Freedom is a dicey business as we get close to each others edge. Freedom of speech is always on that edge. I privately feel there should be a secondary filter, how does this information influence society? Unfortunately i would vote this filter down in any option to install its policy. SImply because i might be the one who is the arbiter of answering the question. Yes, i know you just quivered a little at that thought.

    Keep in mind that i too quiver at the thought you might be that arbiter. This is the rub. But, I sense regardless of your and my thoughts, the thought police will show up within the next century. Social media is certainly presenting many candidates for the job on all sides.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    27/09/2017 #7 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I think it's unfair to use the toilet as a metaphor to SM. The former has a usefulness to it! :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    27/09/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    #4 Jim, I really appreciate your extensive response to my comments. You make some cogent points, as always, which I will seriously consider. You'll know if I'm fully convinced if you receive a request to "friend me" or whatever the appropriate lingo is these days. Thank you, kind sir, and please keep the buzz coming!
    Kevin Baker
    27/09/2017 #5 Kevin Baker
    Love the metaphor
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 Pert 2...Re Point Number 2: I agree with you that there needs to be some sort of restrictions imposed on social media sites. But with the current administration of your country that obviously doesn't give a rat's ass about the first amendment unless it suits their point of view, I fear that it will end up being left up to the sites themselves. This of course means that, greediness being what it is, that will never really happen. I don't know the stats but I inuiitively believe that there have to be a great many sites out there who do monitor and moderate content, but once you reach a certain size that job becomes very costly in terms of man-hours. And there is also the ethical issue of where you draw the line and decide what needed to be censored and what goes through. I believe that our friend Phil Friedman might have more of a concrete POV on that issue.

    Hope this is a good answer on both points.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #1 OK @David B. Grinberg. Re Point #1: Why I stay on Facebook.  1. I lost my privacy years ago, like we all did the minute we joined the first social media site we belonged to. It might have been Facebook. I honestly can't remember. So they already have my info, and all they're really doing with it is selling it to advertisers. I'm not particularly bothered by that because I study that stuff, as awful as most of it is. 2. I stay on social media site because I'm a marketer and I have to be conversant enough with what they are all about and how they are evolving to be able to advise my clients. 3. Believe it or not, being basically a nice guy, and being married to a very wonderful woman, I have acquired through my business, my writing and my marriage a number of friends. You know the real 3-d kind, and I enjoy keeping up with them, as they evidently enjoy keeping up with me. 4 I have picked up more freelance work from posting on Facebook than on LI, Twitter and beBee combined. 5 My partner, Charlene Norman is extremely smart about business and believe that the business opportunities that exist by playing the Facebook game the right way are substantial. Facebook business page to care for and feed. 5. I'm a sucker for goat and kitty cat videos. cont.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 Great comments @David B. Grinberg. Let me think about that and I will comment.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/09/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    I just love your rants, Jim (really), not only because they're well written and usually make good sense to me, but also because you're so passionate about the issues on which you shine a spotlight. Following are some thoughts and/or potential solutions for consideration:
    1) First, on a micro level, why not just kiss FB goodbye? I, for one, have never been on Facebook for personal use and I'm darn proud of it. Thus, how about joining me in being a per se "social media rebel" in this regard -- albeit with a good cause -- due to some of the compelling reasons you point out, with which I fully agree. Moreover, FB is notorious for breaching the personal privacy of users and otherwise committing nefarious actions ranging from surreptitious "psychological experiments" with algorithms and news feeds, to the latest scandal involving the thousands of paid ads by Russian operative seeking to unduly influence the the U.S. presidential election (and most likely the elections of other democratic countries). So why not just tell FB to f---off, as you might say?
    2) Second, on a macro level, I'm now of the opinion that mega social media monoliths, especially FB, should be regulated by government (to a "reasonable" extent) as a public utility -- like the phone and electric companies. I hope that other Western countries would likewise consider a broader global regulatory plan to face up to FB already. There's just too much bad and dangerous activity on FB, as you astutely articulate. Further this has been going on for years and only appears to be worsening. Lastly, even the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed some restrictions on First Amendment free speech rights when it comes to intentionally causing physical harm to others. Thus, there should be some compromise on the fine line separating online free speech from censorship. Where and how to draw that line is really the big issue to me.
    I would appreciate your thoughts on this, kind sir.
  19. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    26/09/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive
    www.nytimes.com The monarchy abandoned its driving ban for women, long criticized as an infringement on women’s rights and a drag on the economy and...
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    Joyce Redlon

    26/09/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Otto Warmbier's parents open up about son's torture by North Korea: 'They are terrorists'
    www.foxnews.com The first time Otto Warmbier's parents saw their son after he was flown back from North Korea in June, they were confronted with the sound of inhuman howling so terrifying Otto's mom ran off the...
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  21. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    26/09/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Europe could be about to see a multibillion-dollar rail merger between Siemens and Alstom
    www.cnbc.com German industrial group Siemens is likely to decide on Tuesday to pursue a multibillion-dollar rail merger with French rival Alstom rather than Canada's...
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  22. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    25/09/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Poland Moves to Retire One-Third of Supreme Court Judges Amid EU Scrutiny
    www.wsj.com Poland’s President Andrzej Duda introduced a law that would retire the most senior judges on the supreme court as the European Union considers disciplining Poland for politicizing its court...
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    24/09/2017 #2 Netta Virtanen
    @Brian McKenzie Funny you say that because we had a bunch of cans we couldn't open. A can opener would have come in handy indeed. We / the locals had to hack them open with a knife. Haha
    Brian McKenzie
    24/09/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Great stuff - welcome to this side of the world. Mongolia sounds similar but different to the 'Stans. I have yet to meet a local vegetarian. There is a camelback attachment that you can use as a portable shower fasten it to the car roof - it will be warm for an evening shower.
    Can foods are great....if you have a can opener ! It took me days to pin one down.
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