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  1. ProducerAndrew Goldman

    Andrew Goldman

    10/11/2016
    Thoughts on the presidential campaign in the US
    Thoughts on the presidential campaign in the USGood day, friends! The new president of the United States was chosen. Congratulations Mr. Donald Trump! I've been following the campaign but never commented. And now I want to say a few words.Listening to primaries was not very positive. But it's a...
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    David B. Grinberg
    10/11/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Well stated, Andrew. As I previously have noted, I did not vote for President-elect Trump or Secretary Clinton. However, I would urge all of Mr. Trump's detractors to now listen to, and carefully consider, their own words during the campaign. That is: "Love trumps hate." There can't be a double standard based on political convenience. Part of the fabric of American democracy means citizens unite as one America even after contentious elections. At an absolute minimum, folks should give the new President-elect the "benefit of the doubt" and keep an "open mind" (Hillary's words), unless or until he proves otherwise once in office.
    Moreover, any U.S. President who can mend USA-Russia relations should be applauded rather than castigated. To those who criticize Mr. Trump because of praise by President Putin, I say this: would you rather maintain a Cold War mentality or work together toward common goals and global interests? And finally, to those Hillary supports, please remember that it was HER "reset button" for US-Russian relations that blew up in her face as Secretary of State. How embarrassing that she could not even use the correct Russian language for "reset" on the button/prop she presented to the Russian Foreign Minister at a public event -- for which he subsequently embarrassed her and the USA by pointing out this pathetic mistake -- which speaks volumes in and of itself.
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #15 Andrew Goldman
    #12 True, Life is amazing and we are the ones to make the change, @Cepee Tabibian! Have an awesome day!
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #14 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you, @debasish majumder! Have an awesome day! #9
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #13 Javier beBee
    @Andrew Goldman I wish nothing but the best to the US and our american bees !
    Cepee Tabibian
    10/11/2016 #12 Cepee Tabibian
    @Andrew Goldman, thank you for this! It was not the outcome I had hoped for but he won, and I accept that. Now let's move on, look forward, and wish him the best....and for those Americans who'd rather have another president, let's stop complaining, try to understand the pain points and reasoning of those who feel he was the better choice, and start getting involved at the local and state level, 2020 isn't far away.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    I often wonder why people have aquafiums and exotic fish, I suppose when I discover that - I will have a ccleare vusion of the Meaning of Life. until then, I am out doing laps past the castle and faux kelp.
    Bobga Ronard
    10/11/2016 #10 Bobga Ronard
    I seem to like the below write up.

    More lessons from Trump......

    DON'T BUILD YOUR LIFE ON PUBLIC OPINION

    Trump lost the presidential debates, twice.

    Yet he won the election.

    He lost the public opinion polls to Hillary by double digit margins.

    Yet he won the election.

    All living former American presidents opposed him.

    Yet he won the election.

    Top celebrities and entertainers opposed him

    Yet he won the election.

    Top party power brokers deserted him.

    Yet he won the election.

    Millions opposed him.

    Yet he won the election.

    Global public opinion ridiculed him.

    Yet he won the election

    Don't build your life around the opinions of critics.

    Don't build your life on public opinion. PERIOD! It's all “OPINION”
    BUILD YOUR LIFE ON GOD'S WORD and STICK TO YOUR DREAM..
    debasish majumder
    10/11/2016 #9 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Andrew Goldman! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #8 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you @Javier beBee! That's the only way to build a better future! #7
    Javier beBee
    10/11/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    Beautiful message to all the world and America. I wish the best to every bee, no matter what your ideas are. I wish nothing but the best to all of you !
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    10/11/2016 #6 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Share the post
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    10/11/2016 #5 Oscar Gomez Amento
    #4 #4 you too my friend
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #4 Andrew Goldman
    God bless America and the whole world! Oscar Have an awesome day! #2
    Andrew Goldman
    10/11/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you @Gabriel Bazzolo! Have an awesome day! #1
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    10/11/2016 #2 Oscar Gomez Amento
    God bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gabriel Bazzolo
    10/11/2016 #1 Gabriel Bazzolo
    I agree with your words Andrew. regards
  2. Alexa Steele

    Alexa Steele

    05/11/2016
    Corndog: Hotdog on a stick dipped in cornbread batter and deep fried...mmmm.
    5 American Things British People Don't Understand - Tea 'n' Toast 11
    5 American Things British People Don't Understand - Tea 'n' Toast 11 In this weeks episode Jason & Greg talk about those things from across the pond that we Brits really don't understand!-) America we love you but some of the...
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  3. ProducerAlexa Steele

    Alexa Steele

    03/11/2016
    (Not even close to) Everything your international business needs to know about Americans
    (Not even close to) Everything your international business needs to know about AmericansLately, I’ve been amusing myself by following online threads like this one detailing stereotypes and impressions foreigners have of America. If I had a stereotypical American ego, my feelings might be hurt. But instead, I find these observations...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    03/11/2016 #15 Kevin Pashuk
    #10 This might be why US newscast accents don't sound like anything in the US.. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadians-invade-us-news/
    Alexa Steele
    03/11/2016 #14 Alexa Steele
    #13 😂
    Randy Keho
    03/11/2016 #13 Randy Keho
    Offend Canadians? Why, that's more treasonous than Hillary Clinton's emails..#11
    Randy Keho
    03/11/2016 #12 Randy Keho
    Yes. I refer to "soda" as "pop," but my secret desires have nothing to do with being Canadian, although I used to have an affinity for Pamela Anderson. @Kevin Pashuk When I lived in Florida, everyone immediately knew that I was from the Midwest when I'd request a cold pop. It was a dead giveaway and I often received a lecture on the proper terminology. 9
    Alexa Steele
    03/11/2016 #11 Alexa Steele
    #9 I almost included in this article the fact that there is no place in the US so like Canada as the Midwest (but I didn't want to offend any Canadians) 😊
    Alexa Steele
    03/11/2016 #10 Alexa Steele
    #8 You've got a point, @Randy Keho. But did you know that the Standard American Accent (the one broadcasters use) doesn't exist anywhere but on TV. It's similar to the Midwestern accent, but even the Midwestern accent isn't standard (like the curious way Chicagoans pronounce Chic-A-go). Persnoally, I've got no problem understanding New Yorker's or Bostonians; it's the folks in the hill country of East Tennessee or the bayous of Louisiana that REALLY sound foreign.
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/11/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 I've often thought that Midwesterners have a secretly desire to be Canadian... to the point where some of them even refer to 'soda' as 'pop'... just the way we do in Canada. They are also pretty genuinely nice in my experience. They only pretend to be grumpy, but if you were broke down on the side of the road, they'd stop to help. Just sayin' @Randy Keho
    Randy Keho
    03/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    The regional dialects/accents may be just as defining, if not more in some cases, than the regional boundaries.
    However, if they listen to the media, local or national, they would think we're all Midwesterners and sound alike.
    I'm from the Midwest and, even to me, New Yorkers and Bostonians sound like foreigners.
    Alexa Steele
    03/11/2016 #7 Alexa Steele
    #6 There is definitely no consensus on which states belong to which region. For example, I don't think I've met anyone from the South or Midwest that ever claimed Missouri. And you are absolutely right, Texas is a very different beast from Appalachia. Maybe I'll write follow up posts on individual regions.
    Phillip Hubbell
    03/11/2016 #6 Phillip Hubbell
    I think Texas is not particularly tied to the rest of the south. It fought its own revolution and elected Presidents. Sam Houston worked hard to get Texas into the union and was very unhappy with the secession into the Confederacy. Texans have a unique culture. Austin is an anomaly.
    Brian McKenzie
    03/11/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    #4 @Kevin Pashuk MJ is not so popular in the Cascadia region, except for growin and selling at extremely high prices to West side colleges 😂
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/11/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    #3 When I lived in British Columbia, there was talk about that province seceding and joining the Pacific Northwest... my guess is marijuana legalization would have been high on the list of priorities for the new country.
    Brian McKenzie
    03/11/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    The Seattle corridor of Washington is liberal - the rest of the State, not so much. If East Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana ever suceed in seceeding into 'Cascadia Republic' - I would return to the continent.
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Highly enlightening post Alexa. I'm glad my near death experience in West Virginia provided the muse.
    Alexa Steele
    03/11/2016 #1 Alexa Steele
    @Kevin Pashuk is mentioned in this post - thanks for the inspiration ;-)
  4. ProducerAbhilash Gaur

    Abhilash Gaur

    01/11/2016
    When Pakistan helped India tackle a cross-border menace
    When Pakistan helped India tackle a cross-border menaceCan India and Pakistan ever work together? Can they join hands to wipe out terrorism? When I wrote about the bandit Jagmal Singh who terrorised parts of Jaisalmer in the 1950s with help from Pakistan police (see A Forgotten Bandit and a Lesson in...
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  5. ProducerAbhilash Gaur

    Abhilash Gaur

    27/10/2016
    Rocky history of Indian films in Pakistan
    Rocky history of Indian films in PakistanIn 1964, Pakistan’s embassy in Beirut objected to the screening of the Hindi film Kashmir ki Kali (flower bud of Kashmir) at the 4th International Lebanese Film Festival. The objection was overruled and the film was screened as planned.What is it...
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  6. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    "The most empathetic countries in the world have just been ranked , according to data collected from 104,365 adults across 63 different countries, Ecuador is the most empathetic country in the world, followed by Saudi Arabia and Peru. The study, which placed the US at no. 7 on the list, measured the locals’ compassion for others and their tendency to imagine another person’s point of view. Lithuania was ranked as the least empathetic country of the bunch." Do you agree ? Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
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    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    18/10/2016 #4 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    sure Brian #3
    Brian McKenzie
    18/10/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza thanks for the link
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    18/10/2016 #2 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    source: http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/11/0022022116673910 #1
    Brian McKenzie
    18/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Oh my - this is pure hokum and drivle ~ do you hzve a source link to the 'study' - I need a laugh or 3
  7. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    01/10/2016
    GENGHIS KHAN
    GENGHIS KHANGenghis Khan... No one knows what he looked like Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire and became one of the most feared conquerors of all time. The above photo was from the History Channel Documentary. Between...
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    jesse kaellis
    04/10/2016 #25 jesse kaellis
    #24
    Sounds great, Brian. I need to learn a second language, probably Spanish, which I was picking up when I lived in LA. I admire you for speaking Russian. And English is the universal language on the planet.
    Brian McKenzie
    04/10/2016 #24 Brian McKenzie
    #23 @jesse kaellis Kyrgz is a tough language - it has more Chinese and Mongolian influence than Slavic - I get by with Russian here quite well. An American here that does not belong to the 'Government' and speaks Russian is a rarity. Plus the local girls all have a bit of English as it is a forced requirement for most jr high level students - and they are all too eager to practice it with a Native Speaker. All in all - a great place to land. I just may have to learn how to ride a horse.
    jesse kaellis
    04/10/2016 #23 jesse kaellis
    #21
    Perhaps you could pick up the language if you don't have it right now. I also like the exotic types. Why live a mundane life in North America when you can have an exciting and interesting life overseas. And have your pick of women?
    Paul Walters
    04/10/2016 #22 Paul Walters
    @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Nice way to start the day with 40 million slaughtered ! Excellent read
    Brian McKenzie
    04/10/2016 #21 Brian McKenzie
    #9 @jesse kaellis I am in Central Asia now - the girls are indeed very striking - I cannot resist dark skin, short heights, thin figures, Russian tongues and traditional cultural ways of the region - Hell, I might just 'retire' here after the next coming war.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/10/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Interesting history contribution. Thank you for sharing.
    James McElearney
    03/10/2016 #10 James McElearney
    really interesting read, thanks for sharing this
    jesse kaellis
    02/10/2016 #9 jesse kaellis
    #2
    This is about the DNA of Khan who was a prolific lover.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/02/0214_030214_genghis.html
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Super! His tales of conquest are indeed legend. Even today the descendants of Chenghiz Khan...the Mongols ...Mughals....Pathans...reign supreme as noted sportsmen in Pakistan and Hindustan (India)...and in Bollywood as the super-actor Khans...they still inbreed and marry Hindu actresses...they have over the years become Buddhists, Christians, Muslims too many contend. It is their relentless invasions across Asia and Europe that for many centuries thwarted attempts of the Turks to invade and conquer the peace loving kingdoms of mid central and Southern Indian peninsula. One of the most adaptive and religiously-tolerant races too!
    Brian McKenzie
    02/10/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    I would love to create a remake of the Hordes, especially if we were upon motorcycles instead of horses.
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2016 #6 Ken Boddie
    I watched the 2007 movie "Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan" recently on TV, Karen. I'm sure you'll enjoy it if you can find it.
    Ben Pinto
    02/10/2016 #5 Ben Pinto
    Thank you for this rich history lesson, Karen Ann @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    jesse kaellis
    02/10/2016 #4 jesse kaellis
    #2
    Fascinating, Karen. Thank you for posting that.
    William De Voe
    02/10/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Hey! Remember he was my many removed father (maybe)? After all I found out that I was Asian from the Mongolian area!!! Per my ancestry!! Ha!!
    Bill
    María Paz Hueso Luque
    01/10/2016 #1 María Paz Hueso Luque
    Very interesting.Thanks!
  8. ProducerTimothy Fawcett

    Timothy Fawcett

    30/09/2016
    Time to Examine Our Relationship with the Philippines and Spread the Wings
    Time to Examine Our Relationship with the Philippines and Spread the WingsOn May 9, 2016 the Philippines elected Rodrigo Duterte to the office of President of the Philippines. A little over a month later, on June 30th, he was inaugurated and immediately made good on his promise to address the country’s drug problems—often...
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    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    30/09/2016 #1 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    I see a big lack of gratitude here. Phillipines has been helped by the US countless times. Nevertheless that seems to be the latest fashion. Bite the hand that feed you and push it to the limits. Then, when people / countries takes action. It comes the complaints and the tears.
  9. Guillermo Reynoso
    México protege una de las playas más bonitas del mundo y sus mil islas,
    Guillermo Reynoso
    EL PAÍS
    www.elpais.com Noticias de última hora sobre la actualidad en España y el mundo: política, economía, deportes, cultura, sociedad, tecnología, gente, opinión, viajes, moda, televisión, los blogs y las firmas de EL PAÍS. Además especiales, vídeos, fotos, audios,...
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  10. Gonzalo Meza

    Gonzalo Meza

    05/09/2016
    The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has produced the following pearl regarding the UK's decision to leave the EU. A must read:
    http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000185466.pdf
    Gonzalo Meza
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  11. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    03/09/2016
    On the countries of beBee
    On the countries of beBeeMark Twain said: “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” which is often the case when it comes to national statistics. Let’s consider figures of the true kind. Wondering about the subscriber base of beBee I viewed the country statistics...
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    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    09/09/2016 #41 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #38 #39 #40 In beBee we have hives all languages. In a few weeks we will have more languages available. The hive has to be universal. Thank you all.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/09/2016 #40 Anonymous
    #38 I've joined a few of the others 'cause I see the ratio. Federico might know what's the situation in the SL hives though he doesn't state it aloud ....
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #39 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #38 Joining a Spanish hive may help learn a little bit of the language. I joined a Spanish fashion hive because I can figure out what many of the words are in English.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/09/2016 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Nick Mlatchkov Spanish hives are at present slightly more than English hives. I am not sure if your statement is totally correct Nick because quite possibly you and I have only joined English hives where we will see only English honey's. Thanks Nick for reading and stopping by.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    05/09/2016 #37 Anonymous
    If u take a look @ the more active bees, Spanish speaking are a minority ..!
    John Valledor
    04/09/2016 #36 John Valledor
    Javier, esto representa maravillosa noticias. Yo sabía que era una buena decisión para convertirse en un ciudadano Americano. Best decision ever! #36
    Javier beBee
    04/09/2016 #35 Javier beBee
    #28 @John Valledor USA is the second spanish speaking country in the world. Have a look https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/29/us-second-biggest-spanish-speaking-country .... Spain is the third one. But the most excitement news is that the USA will be the first spanish speaking country by 2050. There are a lot of studies about this. Spanish is the most growing language in the USA. That means.... any native english and spanish professional will have a lot of advantages
    Pamela L. Williams
    04/09/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams
    #31 John, I was raised on tacos, frijoles, and ate jalapenos more often than pickles; in Southern California. I remember Taco Bell when the food actually resembled Mexican cooking. Before it was toned down for the American pallet and destroyed with manufactured foods. As a very young child my best friend was Deb Duran who taught me every Spanish curse word she knew (not many at 7 hears old!) Her mother made fresh flour and corn tortillas every day and they was mine and Deb's after school snack (spread with butter). I've never been able to duplicate the steamed artichokes with the cheese dipping sauce she made.(OMG the best thing I ever ate). I marched in a band and wore a uniform that was based on traditional Mexican dress. Because of my own dark looks many assumed I was Hispanic. My schools were Jurupa Junior High School (now Middle School) and El Camino Elementary. Everything in my young life seemed to be centered around the Hispanic community. Hell, my first boy crush was a young man name Juan who had long black wavy hair. Zouza! what a cutie he was!!
    As a military brat myself and having worked on an military base for 8 years I'm well aware of the many Hispanic military personnel that have served this country and done so proudly. BTW, Thank you for your service John! I think the Hispanic community would bring wonderful value to beBee and have been trying to think of ways to reach out to them since reading your comments. Not being Hispanic myself I may not be the best choice to spearhead the plan and would truly appreciate your input/help.
    John White, MBA
    04/09/2016 #33 John White, MBA
    Great buzz, @Gert Scholtz! I absolutely love the international flavor of beBee. On beBee, I can get ideas and perspectives from all around the world that I can't get anywhere else.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #32 John Valledor
    In the words of the late, great Betty Crocker, I was simply making a "serving suggestion." I will now head back to my comfort zone and affinity space--the US military. #30
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #31 John Valledor
    @Pamela L. Williams the Hispanic community in America (of which I represent) spends millions of dollars, owns thousands of businesses, live thriving culturally rich lives, are job seekers and have blended culturally within America to a very high degree...just think of the culinary impact to the American pallate that Latinos have made. Willing to guess every American household has some form Tex-Mex ingredients in their cupboards right now. Maybe even you too.
    My point was that ignoring this demographic which currently sits at the center of gravity in beBee's member base is odd to say the least. The beBee staff can communicate to this population in America in native Spanish--TODAY! Easy peasy.
    Establishing a social media foothold in the American landscape with this one demographic alone seems ready made.
    Then again, I'm no expert. I'm just one of countless like-minded constituents that is attracted to business that want my patronage. Those that don't, I'll ignore--along with my pocketbook.
    Thank you for engaging with me in this buzz.
    Lastly, we Hispanics also defend America. For me, for 35 awesome years and five tours of combat. No regrets.

    #29
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 New York is still the financial heart of North America. I don't think it's a coincidence​ that the beBee offices are across the street from the Bull statue
    Pamela L. Williams
    03/09/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    #20 That's very interesting John and one I hadn't really considered but it is rather obvious. Perhaps we reach out to Latin organizations, of which I am in total ignorance. I wonder what the statics are on the use of social media by the US Latin community? I know they are second to cellphone use to the black community. (That study is several years old so...). A community I really want to focus on is true environmentalist, an ever growing group. The beauty of beBee is that this communities can build a sector within the hives, have their own audience. Hmmm, now you really have me thinking on some outreach programs. Why should we focus on those already on social media (e.g. LinkedIn) and creating a migrations. What if we reach out to those who may be on the fringes of social media because of the other sites cultural centralizing on English speaking groups? beBee is definitely an opportunity to integrate and shy away from segregation because of comfortableness with native languages.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #28 John Valledor
    According to the 2011 US census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language in America after the native tongue of English. Clearly, there's an affinity (relationship, resemblance) to this census fact and the stats presented in this buzz. Given that beBee brands itself as an affinity (kinship, association) based social media channel, the connection is too obvious to dismiss. Building on this demographic can serve as a launchpad for harvesting more members in the rest of America. Surprising that there aren't satellite offices in California, Texas and Florida--the states with the highest Spanish speaking US populations respectively. New York comes in 9th. Interestingly, in 2015 the GDP (or gross state product) of Texas ($1.6 billion @number 2) is on par to that of all of Spain. The GDP of California is number 1 in all the US. Again, lies, damn lies and statistics. #26
    Javier beBee
    03/09/2016 #27 Javier beBee
    #26 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, english speaking countries will grow a lot. I predict english will be first language but spanish, portuguese, german, italian, french, russian, and others will be important too ;) ...anyway beBee will be diverse and cool . Next release will be unstoppable !!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #20 beBee is now Spanish-centric. That's to be expected given its birthplace. I believe there will always be a healthy percentage of Spanish-speaking members. The language is well distributed around the world. I'm even taking Spanish lessons and am developing a strong affinity with elephants (long story best filed under "weird stuff Duolingo says")

    There are what, about 60 million American Spanish-speakers? That's a good start until we can grab the other 270 million.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Dear Ambassador Caribbean. May the beBee community now officially bestow you this well deserved title! Thank you Donna-Luisa - you show how big the contribution can be from a far reach of the globe.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #24 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP Manjit Country statistics is as I mentioned a categorized and perhaps unrefined way of looking at demographics. It is quite true that there is much finer stratification within nations and countries. Thank you Manjit for bringing your appreciated insights and contribution to the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #23 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian The crowd-sourcing ability of beBee is indeed remarkable and very much a part of its growing success. Thank you Paul.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @John Valledor An interesting angle that you mention John. Within countries there could be a few language clusters of Bees which overlap with the home country language. It would be illuminating to see in a year or so what the demographics of the US Bees are. Thanks for your comment John.
  12. Prem mishra

    Prem mishra

    02/09/2016
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  13. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    31/08/2016
    #17 overall out of 67 - but devil is in the detail. But #55 for "friendliness."
    Tom Peine
    'Unfriendly' Germans make expat life harder: report
    www.thelocal.de Expats in Germany generally find it great for families and starting a career, but were turned off by the language barriers and unfriendly Germans upon arrival, according to a new...
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  14. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    26/08/2016
    Germany is becoming ever more assertive and grows a solid self-esteem. Can it develop into a true global player of importance on the political stage as well?
    Tom Peine
    Germany moves to take a bigger role in global affairs with extension of military presence | Financial Post
    business.financialpost.com Diane Francis: The reluctant and understated superpower has begun to assume a starring role in the unfolding Grand Opera of World...
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  15. ProducerNarveen Aryaputri
    From the Upanishads
    From the UpanishadsKamla hove ek tain smajhave vedha.Je kmala hove vedha tain samajave ...
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  16. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    25/08/2016
    Next stop Cyprus or Jordan?
    Tom Peine
    Report: Berlin looks into pulling jets out of Turkey | News | DW.COM | 25.08.2016
    www.dw.com Germany must find alternatives to the Incirlik Air Base and pull its soldiers and weapons from Turkey, German MP Rainer Arnold told Der Spiegel magazine. Ankara has been blocking official visits from Berlin to the...
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  17. Alberto Huertas - D'Quatro Furniture
    Bonitos ambientes fabricado en Madera de pino y chapas naturales, opcional pintar en cualquier color, si desea verlos o comprarlos puede encontrarlos en las principales tiendas de España, en el catálogo Única de la empresa Naturmobel (d`quatro) Si desea conocer su centro mas cercano póngase en contacto con nosotros.
    www.dquatro.es
    Alberto Huertas - D'Quatro Furniture
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  18. Alberto Huertas - D'Quatro Furniture
    A modern design with diamond doors and a classic handle thanks to which nobody remains indifferent.
    Choose between a lot of different combinations to create the perfect piece for you.
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    Un diseño de lo más moderno, con puertas en forma de diamante y su famoso tirador con formas clásicas que no dejan indiferente a nadie.
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  19. Gonzalo Meza

    Gonzalo Meza

    13/08/2016
    Russia increases their AA/AD capabilities in Crimea by deploying their S-400 SAM and naval assets (yes, they now "own" the Black Sea), while deploying offensive units on Ukraine's borders. The intention seems to be to further strain Ukraine's economy and destabilize it, while ensuring no foreign intervention with their AA/AD assets.
    Gonzalo Meza
    Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine: August 12, 2016
    bit.ly An ongoing Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders may indicate preparations for conventional military conflict.  It certainly marks a dramatic escalation of tensions that will have...
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    Brian McKenzie
    14/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 The line form the Kremlin is that it is in Defensive in Posture, in line and direct response to US AD/AM tech in Romania, and ever increasing provocative US / NATO naval activity in the Black Sea since the Summer Sea Breeze Exercises of Summer 2013, and US NGO activity on ground in Crimea the same month with the meetings of RADA, NED, Otpor and Soros 'Open' entities. And certainly, western led attempts to seize or breach Naval Assets on the Peninsula were of note - and impetus for their deployment of 'Polite Green Men'. I would suggest DC quit recruiting social media kittens as policy spokes widgets and focus on actual regional strategy and implications of their "covert" activities (anybody that is watching, clearly sees the foot prints of the countless Color Revolutions - and US / EU / NATO / NWO malignant deployments across the globe) but what do I know - I only did that job for 15 years, speak the language and was on ground for a year 2014/6 ;-)
    Gonzalo Meza
    14/08/2016 #6 Gonzalo Meza
    #3 Brian, I've posted this as a subject to launch the discussion. In that light, what is your take on the seemingly increased Russian presence in that part of the world?
    Gonzalo Meza
    14/08/2016 #5 Gonzalo Meza
    #2 @Brian McKenzie, at least since June 1783, when Sevastopol was founded. I'm pretty sure they must have had naval assets in there before that date, but this is the date I know.
    John Valledor
    14/08/2016 #4 John Valledor
    Gonzalo, this article from last September addresses the A2/AD "bubble" Russia is building in that part of the world.
    http://breakingdefense.com/2015/09/russians-in-syria-building-a2ad-bubble-over-region-breedlove/
    Brian McKenzie
    14/08/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    A delicious bunch of self congratulating academics that have never seen the working side of a trigger. Nearly all of their analysts were sourced from the 'university' that they own and teach from... a two week intensive course in International Strategy.....? Neither of their Russian analysts have time in the military, and the notion that a UNICEF SJW is somehow qualified or relevant on Russian ASW is beyond me. ~ and that Central Asia piece is one notch removed from an afternoon school special. - speaking live and loud from there this year and boots on ground in Ukraine last year, if that is the level of expertise coming out of the Beltway; y'all need a grand dose of shut up, sit down and mind your side of the globe.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/08/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Just for curiosity and historical precedence, how long have the Russians had naval assets on the Black Sea? *this is largely rhetorical, as I know the answer ~ but it would be instructive to understand your knowlege of the region.
    Gonzalo Meza
    13/08/2016 #1 Gonzalo Meza
    @John Valledor, this reminds me of a very interesting exchange we had about anti-access / area denial capabilities... Your thoughts on Russia's latests moves?
  20. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    10/08/2016
    We Enjoy The Most Peaceful Period On Earth Ever
    We Enjoy The Most Peaceful Period On Earth EverYes you heard it - we do. Despite what you might think. I am unwaveringly hopeful in the goodness of humanity. And yet, it’s hard to imagine peace in the midst of such violence. On our own soil, it's hard to imagine the goodwill of people in the...
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    Don Kerr
    11/08/2016 #14 Don Kerr
    @Jim Murray Many thanks for introducing me to @Anurag Harsh (whom I can't seem to link to here). This is an erudite and thought-provoking piece that requires at least one more reading. Regardless of the quantitative stats that may prove the point, I hesitate to chalk up the perception of increased violence simply to greater exposure of that violence. This is a great piece of writing and exemplary of the kind of article we want to bring to the Beezers HIve.
    Vincent Andrew
    11/08/2016 #13 Vincent Andrew
    A very thought provoking piece @Anurag Harsh. Certainly a lot of things is a matter of perspective. What strikes me is what you say here: For centuries people have asked, "Why is there war?". Now, given the change in circumstances, we should ask “Why is there peace?” Darn good question!
    Brian McKenzie
    11/08/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    Yes yes, the Russians are killing people too - but you do actually see a lot of that in the 'news', so that is of surprise to none.
    Brian McKenzie
    11/08/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    The US / EU / NATO / UN are murdering people in 150 countries across the globe daily - and you will never hear about it. Peace - is purely a lie they use to sell the War - again, and again. * Of course it is easy to say you live in a time of 'peace' when the Hague just declared that despite the 100,000's of dead bodies and leveled cities - there was "NO GENOCIDE" in the Balkans. - in 20 years, they will deny the wars ever happened.
    Jim Murray
    11/08/2016 #10 Jim Murray
    Thanks for this @Anurag Harsh. "When you are in the midst of true violence and terror, exaggeration is unnecessary, offensive even. Whereas for those who enjoy relative peace, it is easy to dramatize even the most heinous of acts." This to me pretty much sums up the impression that people form of the world by the images they are shown day in and day out by the media. It has caused a lot of them to lose perspective and become paranoid and obsessed with things like personal safety and perceived external threats to their way of life. In point of fact the biggest threats are media and war-mongering fear generation from within their own country. Here in Canada we just voted one of those fear generators out of office and have a kinder, gentler leader and we have never been happier. Admittedly we worry about the United States, because there is a huge internal threat knocking at the door. I personally don't think that threat will amount to much, but the collateral damage to the American psyche will be considerable.
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/08/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 Thanks for tagging me @Jim Murray, great buzz!! This made my day :))
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/08/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Anurag Harsh, this was an EXCELLENT piece! I often wonder if we had just one global station (the only example I can think of is Al Jazeera) but they report all the politics and negative events that take place- anyhow, a media outlet that took the opposite stance, reporting on all the exciting things happening globally, positive market reports, showcasing people and their cultures, showcasing all the beautiful parts of the world the MSM doesn't show us. I know they exist because I've seen so many beautiful places thanks to Instagram, and yes, beBee! Would there be enough of an audience for a News station like this? I know, maybe I'm too much of a dreamer but I would find a channel like that refreshing. This was an uplifting read and you touched on so many great points. This stood out for me, "They contradict a culture of tolerance, relativism, and plurality that is growing worldwide. Today there is greater respect for diversity, greater intolerance for hate, and a craving for connectivity. " I couldn't agree more. I don't view the world as a bad place, I view those who want to make it appear so as vultures preying on the weaker. Media/News has become more of a sport and addiction for many. I would love to see people's understanding of our world be realistic and not filled with fear and hate. There is so much beauty and so many wonderful souls on planet earth. Thank you for this!
    Paul Walters
    11/08/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    This rather thought provoking and well crafted piece should I feel be discussed late at night over a fine single malt@ @Anurag Harsh I love your optimism and view of the 'known' world and I am sure every cat lover rejoices in the decline of brutality against the feline species. Ti's I think the profit and ratings driven news media that keeps wars and disasters alive and in turn keeps a massive industry ( military and associated industries who supply said military) thriving in a 'relatively" peaceful half century. Deep down we are compelled somehow to watch a disaster unfold on the other side of the planet brought to us in brilliant HD ... it rates and then we share the same information on social media thus spreading the 'story.' Do we really 'need' to know that 50 poor souls perished in a bus crash in Chile , or a deranged person shot 6 people somewhere? No of course we don't, but if it's on tv we become glued and fixated on the carnage. Stop reporting 24/7 and who knows'? peace' may spread organically. Thanks again !
    Mamen Delgado
    10/08/2016 #6 Mamen Delgado
    Welcome to beBee then @Anurag Harsh!! I read your wonderful post, great information. Hope you enjoy the beBee experience as much as we do! ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    10/08/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray Great piece, thank you for sharing this --perspective! #2
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/08/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    I'm familiar with @Anurag Harsh's writing @Jim Murray. He's a prolific writer and has a few posts on beBee that slipped by you. I'm sorry to refer to you in the 3rd person Anurag, but us Beezers tend to do strange things. Apparently @Jim Able has an alter ego that claims to be a nautical expert and former academic....
    Gerald Hecht
    10/08/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    I imagine that a "24 hour news cycle" back in the day --would have made the PAX ROMANA look bad too...
    Jim Murray
    10/08/2016 #2 Jim Murray
    Hi Guys...this is @Anurag Harsh from the Big Apple. I got to know his work over in the Lumpy Kingdom and now here he is. He's a very good writer with a lot of interesting things to say. @Javier beBee @Matt Sweetwood @Phil Friedman @Kevin Pashuk @Don Kerr @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @John White, MBA
    Jim Murray
    10/08/2016 #1 Jim Murray
    This is the first post of yours I have seen on beBee. I'm sure there have been a few more, But thanks for showing up. Sharing. Cheers, Jim
  21. ProducerTimothy Fawcett

    Timothy Fawcett

    07/08/2016
    Another Incident of Meddling
    Another Incident of MeddlingYesterday (5 August 2016) I received a note on Facebook Messenger from an Afghan friend of mine, with whom I worked at the Afghan Ministry of Defense. My friend “J” and the Ministry of Defense were worked up over a Pakistani helicopter, which...
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  22. ProducerTimothy Fawcett

    Timothy Fawcett

    04/08/2016
    China's Regional Engagement Strategies: A Comparison Between the South China Sea and Central Asia
    China's Regional Engagement Strategies: A Comparison Between the South China Sea and Central AsiaINTRODUCTIONChina’s engagement strategy toward its eastern neighbors and stakeholders in the South China Sea differs greatly from its approach to those countries along its western borders in Central Asia (Xinjiang Province). While China increasingly...
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    Brian McKenzie
    05/08/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 The US doesn't fund Nazis in Ukraine, China does not have Special Forces operating in Central Asia - everybody tells their convenient little lies.
    Timothy Fawcett
    05/08/2016 #2 Timothy Fawcett
    #1 Thanks for commenting, @Brian McKenzie. I don't doubt that China has the wherewithal to exert itself in Central Asia, but I do question the appetite--having seen the struggles that the its on-again-off-again nemesis Russia undertook in Afghanistan, as well as observing its present nemesis the US in the same place. The South China Sea, as I stated, is an easier, more accessible maritime domain. If unchecked and they have their way there, then, yes, real likely they'll exert force to develop the overland silk road. I just wonder how much wiggle room Russia will give them eventually.
    Brian McKenzie
    04/08/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    China may have had a hands off ideology to Central Asia - 150 TONS of 'Diplomatic' cargo shuttled into Bishkek by the Americans changed that two years ago. They are on ground, overtly and covertly - and they have qualms about removing Yankee 'Open Government' groups. IF D.C. continues to want to piss in their back yard - China will indeed, do exactly as they have done in the South China Sea - you will see armed troops, mechanized artillery and a very overt declaration and assertion of regional power from China. They have been training with Russians in the border regions for almost two years - they are more ready for farcus than you or DC give them credit for.
  23. Mark Tillman Davis
    Dead on. Best summary I have read on this specific situation and the general concept.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    An open letter to Mr. Khizr Khan | Fox News
    www.foxnews.com As you well know, Mr. Khan, we live in violent times, dangerous...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    06/08/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    Can´t believe Fox News printed that. I guess even the worst of us start to wonder if they want this guy to be in possession of the nuclear codes. From what I learned
    Narveen Aryaputri
    06/08/2016 #6 Narveen Aryaputri
    #3 abd it was a muslim agenda. The father Mr Khan is a musoim brootherhood member plus deep saudi connectiins
    Narveen Aryaputri
    06/08/2016 #5 Narveen Aryaputri
    #3 wr have never heard of this before
    Narveen Aryaputri
    06/08/2016 #4 Narveen Aryaputri
    #3 actually..its only this one who is using their son's death abd sacrifice.
    John Valledor
    02/08/2016 #3 John Valledor
    It is really saddening to witness how Gold Star families are being used by politicis as trophies to be exploited during vile, and very hyperpartisan campaigns. Then they are completely forgotten, tossed away like the residue from a McDonald's Happy Meal once elected.
    The media have shown themselves to be equally complicit in the exploitation of these tragic life stories in pursuit of their ratings and weaponized political orthodoxy.
    As a veteran, I'm left with only one option--register my complete disdain for America's media apparatus by not watching these vile cable networks and VOTING my conscience on election day.
    Narveen Aryaputri
    02/08/2016 #2 Narveen Aryaputri
    @Mark Tillman Davis. Please forward this letter too..from Alken West. Both Chris Mark and Alken West have wrtten powerful words to point out the disgrace the parents have stooped to in violating their dead Son's life and sacrifice for thei micro minded political gains :

    http://www.allenbwest.com/allen/personal-message-muslim-father-whose-son-killed-iraq
  24. ProducerVipul Kumar

    Vipul Kumar

    31/07/2016
    Digital Marketing And It's Influence On Recruitment Strategies!
    Digital Marketing And It's Influence On Recruitment Strategies!More power to the internet for empowering us and giving us the ability to seamlessly communicate, easily educate and cohesively collaborate! It is great to see people engage with one on this platform crossing the hurdles of geographical boundaries,...
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    31/07/2016 #2 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Regardless, Human Resources Personnel and Recruiters seem to have their own mind set. They seem to like designing their own styles and policies. In many instances they seem to adhere to no specific standard or principles. They seem to ignore problems based on identity, culture, and ethnic back ground. They promote and protect incompetent managers and associates. They allow Micro Managers to roam like tyrants.
    Graham Edwards
    31/07/2016 #1 Graham Edwards
    Great message @Vipul Kumar. The simple question to be asked is do you like what you see when you Google your name because that is what everyone else sees.
  25. ProducerNarveen Aryaputri
    The fact of recent Western history ..what we MUST avoid.
    The fact of recent Western history ..what we MUST avoid. f We vote for the policies..not the person. Which party will uphold our Republic ?? Which party will uphold our Constitution?The people will be ground in the DC machine..we. WE the People make the difference....
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    Narveen Aryaputri
    23/07/2016 #7 Narveen Aryaputri
    Correction :spelling error on the website
    www.commonlawgrandjury.us
    Narveen Aryaputri
    23/07/2016 #6 Narveen Aryaputri
    Brian you are very well informed. I had not know about the Lenin and Stalin basis for obamacare. I just knew it was bogus.
    Brian McKenzie
    23/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    Obama's 2008 'ObamaCare - Health for the Masses' rhetoric and campaigns are nearly a complete plagiarism of Lenin's 1908 'What is to be Done' for Peasant Land reform. Only 12 words difference - and those can be ignored once you make the appropriate America vs Russia translations and century of difference. Line for Line, Lie for Lie - that man is a Leninist shill. Those that support him - knowingly or unwittingly endorse the ways of the Soviet. And to see how it plays out - look at how Lenin purged the peasant class - and how Stalin accelerated it to the tune of Millions. And with the rise of Bernie and his supporters - America has no grass roots basis for returning to a capitalist, market, self reliant system. but oooooooh hey - Pikachoo & Pokemon Go will get their attention. 8?/
    Narveen Aryaputri
    23/07/2016 #4 Narveen Aryaputri
    There is more info on the website: www.commonlaegrandjury.us
    Narveen Aryaputri
    23/07/2016 #3 Narveen Aryaputri
    I am pushing , and working hard, to suppirt the Common Law Assemblies with their Grand Jury. Its the strongest movement now ..at least growibg in America. 25 States. The strongest id Michigan. 1stMichiganAssembly.info.

    We are getting one started in Illinois.
    Narveen Aryaputri
    23/07/2016 #2 Narveen Aryaputri
    #1 i had not realized that. Regarding the Red Party in DC ..
    Brian McKenzie
    22/07/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    The list is much longer. COMMUNIST ideology was nearly the bulk of my undergrad degree. Marx, Hegel, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, Guevara. (because if you want to know what your enemy is up to - read their rhetoric, propaganda, dissident lit and government edicts) .....there is more Red Party today in D.C. than there is in Moscow
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