- 11/12/2016Craig Ferguson and Robin Williams; An explosion just waiting to happen. 'Disclaimer: Remember this is the Late Late Show so not Prime Time type of entertainment but it is definitive Robin Williams...I'm still laughingThe Best Interview In The History Of Television [Robin Williams] The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (17&21 November...
- 28/09/2016@Zack Thorn @Milos Djukic @Phil Friedman @Javier 🐝 beBee @Bradley Gilbert @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Jim Murray @Gerald Hecht @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @debasish majumder @Jeet Sarkar @Gert Scholtz @Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanYlvis – The Fox - What Does the Fox Say? Lyrics | Genius Lyricsgenius.com The Fox - What Does the Fox Say? Lyrics: Dog goes "woof" / Cat goes "meow" / Bird goes "tweet" / And mouse goes "squeak" / Cow goes "moo" / Frog goes "croak" / And the elephant goes "toot" / Ducks say "quack" / And...
Comments28/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDMeeHee 1 ~3 years ago: "My teacher played this song at school it was so awesome! Everyone’s wondering about it, next to this song called Neon Pegasus. But seriously, everyone was singing along and laughing, I loved it!
I have a serious question.
WHAT THE FOX SAY?!"
- Producer29/08/2016The Unofficial Guide to beBee Jargon for Beginners or Busy Bees Hey all you buzz heads out there; this is Bo Buzzbee with your, unofficial and totally unsanctioned, Guide to beBee Jargon for beginners. It’s about time someone came up with a list like this and who better than a total smart-spiracle like me eh?...
Comments23/10/2016 #44 Michael D. Davis#43 Thank you for your comments and adding to the discussion Don! Thanks for following me here on beBee as well. I hope you have an opportunity to take a look at The Daily Chalkboard hive sometime. It's the "honey" I enjoy spreading more than any other on this new affinity social network.06/09/2016 #40 Mohammad Azam Khan#35 Short of that, and when required, beBee has the honey and the buzz and boBee and whatnot is not available, it's just that @Dean Owen is possibly looking for a catchy phrase for the comments. Bees communication, there's the waggle bee dance or waggle dance or waggle in short.06/09/2016 #34 Mohammad Azam Khan#14 When a honey bee stings a person, it cannot pull the barbed stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger, but also part of its abdomen and digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture kills the honey bee. Honey bees are the only species of bees to die after stinging.
- 05/09/2016"Of course; do you think I'm bickering with you about something; you are a slave just like me and everyone else typing here; what do we have to bicker about?" ~Gerald @Gerald Hecht
Comments05/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDGotta love it, @Gerald Hecht! From Original Article: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-whose-lives-exactly-don-t-matter#c42
- Producer26/08/2016Laughter is the Best Medicine: In the ER/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Sometimes patients are very offended by certain things they see doctors do. It's all okay, but let's just take a look in the life of a female ER doctor today.Here is a Short List of things that have landed me "In the...
Comments03/09/2016 #30 Leckey Harrison#29 Two sisters, mom is gone and our relationship was not good. Not enemies per se, but the word I use is misattuned, and from day 1 if not sooner. Most of my own trauma healing has been the developmental version. People skills? Not like I have now. Part of that was because it was easier being "out there" rather than "in here" with me.
Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD02/09/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#25 Awwe. You're right. She was lonely and your people-skills honed in by instinct. I'd venture to say that you really know women, and grew up with a sister and fond memories of your mom. I think that it just shows in this picture in my imagination, playing the same scene. You have a great heart, @Leckey Harrison.02/09/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#26 Gotta love it! Look at common sense, the spur-of-the-moment grave situation diffused by quick thinking! GREAT Story with huge significance! Thank you for sharing. Personally, I loved Kenwood 'back in the day,' reminiscing once more with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more#26 Gotta love it! Look at common sense, the spur-of-the-moment grave situation diffused by quick thinking! GREAT Story with huge significance! Thank you for sharing. Personally, I loved Kenwood 'back in the day,' reminiscing once more with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Close29/08/2016 #26 Phillip HubbellSorry for the length...True story….working on the adolescent ward at a mental hospital in Texas, we had a teen who was having a psychotic break. He was yelling at anyone who would listen…everyone with ears, the names of stereo systems.
He became very agitated and had once in his past tried to leap from a window in the psychiatrist’s office. He was pointing to himself while shouting these stereo names. We were trying to calm him and where having to hold him down. Someone thought it would be good to get him to say his own name…so the male nurse pointed to himself and said
“Juan!”, then pointed to “Robert” and said
”Sansui!”, he shouted.
We took turns,
The female nurse got right in his face and yelled
“Shirley”…he yelled right back
“McClain!”29/08/2016 #25 Leckey Harrison#23 Sort of funny with a sad note. It was an after midnight call. I was on duty as the lone EMT for the district, and there was an all male ambulance crew, and the local male LEO responded. The LEO was on scene first, myself a minute or two later. I began the usual response of questions for this elderly woman concerning pains and determining level of consciousness while holding her wrist. Here it was after midnight a good bit and she was at a card table assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The medics arrived. Then it's a chatter box as we all greet one another and the medic asked the woman whose wrist I was measuring for a pulse, "Why did you call 9-1-1?" She said, after a moments hesitation, " I think my uterus is coming out." The room went dead silent at the speed of light, and AWKWARD covered us all. To break the seemingly LOOOOOOONNNG momentary spell, I keyed my mike and asked dispatch to page a female medic to the scene. One wouldn't think that wouldn't have been the case, as we were all medical professionals. I think it was the fact there seemed to be no true medical emergency, and as it turned out, there wasn't. She was just lonely. In retrospect I laugh at the fact that us four men couldn't handle the self diagnosis. Time of night? Too many assumptions about calls? Not enough caffeine? Or just four fools? The other three thanked me profoundly for such calm insight at that hour of the morning.29/08/2016 #24 Robert BacalA fellow had a mishap and ended up in the emergency room for some relatively minor injuries . He was rather intoxicated, and ended up passing out on the gurney. Nurses were shocked, but incredibly amused when they discovered a large banana strapped to his upper thigh. To treat the patient properly they had to perform a banana-ectomy. When the patient awoke, his first words were: "What did you do with my banana!" said with considerable anger. True story.27/08/2016 #17 Dale Masters#12 I had to scroll down to see your post...and was assaulted AGAIN by that WONDERFUL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH ([15x]
of a cockretch (OOPS...cockroach).
So I thought for a bit...and posted a pic ( a CUTE one) to wash my mind from that thing. Hope you love it as much as I do:
(IT WON'T LET ME POST IT!)....goes away to sulk...27/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 There you are, @Charles David Upchurch ~ I set a trap (I mean, no! I teased you out!)! I missed you! So WoW nice to have a medical conversation btw tell me, what was your Funniest story? haha ~ make it good, ok? Can you lend me an ear (without cockroaches in it)? ...and important point on fluid resuscitation, yes. Dehydration and baby diarrhea kill about 1 billion kids under 5 years old per year (8 billion total population). We are spoiled to have Clean Water. (Sorry, my mind just goes there on its own.) Even more spoiled to have Bottled Water with flowers on it and you got it ~ Pedialyte®️ has potassium (also found in bananas and potatoes), magnesium (eat bananas, nuts, avocados, dark leafy greens, dark chocolate) and calcium (broccoli has twice the calcium as an orange). The topic of magnesium is super important, as most adults are deficient. Correction of low magnesium levels is associated with a decreased incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers. WoW. Now I have to write a Buzz on that. It'll 'match' with my "Home Remedy: Staring at an Aquarium" post, listed for viewers here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/my-home-remedy-staring-at-an-aquarium. Hope you like it! Can I Tag you on medical articles? Please?27/08/2016 #10 Charles David UpchurchFYI the new and improved 'freeze pop' for pediatric fevers are frozen tubes of pedialyte. They not only perform the diagnostic function and temperature reduction that you used them for...the pedialyte also starts immediate rehydration AND it restores electrolyte balance better than a glucise drip, which can help guard against life-threatening dehydration. Every ER should hand these out as these patients walk (or get carried) through the door.
Comments21/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDHere's a try in ❣️Portuguese:
"Se um homem diz que vai consertar algo que está quebrado ...Ele vai fazê-lo." Não há necessidade de lembrar-lhe a cada 6 meses. ~ y en ❣️Español: "Si un hombre dice que lo hará ...Lo Hará." No hay necesidad para recordarle cada 6 meses. ~
- Producer10/08/2016Laughter is the Best Medicine: Raw and Green/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Well, I remember the first time I tried sushi. I didn't know that green-facial-mask-fine-granular-looking stuff was made from horseradish (See Image 1). I ate a huge bite of it that killed every cold virus up my nose, into...
Comments13/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 #10 I'm going to belch a good one just listening to you two! OK, so where are you hiding the rice saki? Can we all go to Happy Hour tomorrow night? Whoa. We're in a Hive; I forgot. So we're in a Happy Hive that never closes, right Dr @Ali Anani View more#11 #10 I'm going to belch a good one just listening to you two! OK, so where are you hiding the rice saki? Can we all go to Happy Hour tomorrow night? Whoa. We're in a Hive; I forgot. So we're in a Happy Hive that never closes, right Dr @Ali Anani? No need to go to the restaurant "TGIF" for an after-office get-together; we just make out own honey laughter and I think that's just grand! The olfactory (smelling) system is so important; Odors are detected through some fifty million olfactory receptor cells that die and are replaced every sixty days. Sheesh! Close12/08/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYes laughter is very healthy and in addition this buzz triggered in me how I should entertain raw food. This article was helpful as I began thought about this http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/top-mistakes-raw-food-newbies-make-and-what-to-do-instead/12/08/2016 #12 Leckey HarrisonI think Wasabi is vile. I'm not certain it would have even stayed in my mouth. Hence, I dislike horseradish. I do however, like spicy food when done right. Curry I like, and there are a jillion peppers. Some of course this white boy just can't handle. I also discovered that the juice of a jalapeno and the eye are not a good mix. I also heard from a friend years ago, that after working with peppers (pre-gloves days) in a kitchen, he went to the bathroom. He finished, washed his hands, went back to work. He noticed a growing discomfort in his groin. That grew to rather intense discomfort. Back to the bathroom to soap and water the effected part. No change. So with tears in his eyes, he asked a head chef. The head chef, thinking it was from eating, said, "Eat bread. It breaks down the oil." My friend was a bit nonplussed, but got creative, and wrapped himself in slices of bread. Problem solved. Was it placebo? We didn't care. We were too busy laughing.11/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 #4 It's good to see that tears can also come from not just unions or painful bunions, but from foods good for the body and soul! "No curry, no hurry, no worry." Great advice ~ and I'm glad we can see, @Dr Ali Anani, your spice for life continues. You inspired an artwork that I did today, and I'll cc you on that Buzz. Great day!11/08/2016 #4 Ali AnaniNo curry, no hurry, no worry my MD told me having suffered from a mild stomach ulcer. No hurry and no worry I managed. But no hot curry I failed. Ulcer disappeared shortly afterwards. Let tears flow from a nice and healthy dish. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreNo curry, no hurry, no worry my MD told me having suffered from a mild stomach ulcer. No hurry and no worry I managed. But no hot curry I failed. Ulcer disappeared shortly afterwards. Let tears flow from a nice and healthy dish. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for the reminder. and the appetizer Close11/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagherha ha!!! Blake Shelton and Jimmy Kimmel make a great team. I would have loved to be sitting there with them.. I probably would have been doing some knee slapping while laughing. I wonder how much rice wine they really had LOL. Sea Urchin-gonads, ewe, but I would try!! Laughter is so healthy and I wish more people weren't afraid to just let down their hair and have some fun. Who says we have to act like 'adults' ALL the time? Thanks for posting this @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD10/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Oh! @Froilán Pérez! You remind me that my dear Father told me that he remembered being a toddler, eating hot with tears pouring down his cheeks from the sting! And he said he didn't care! He just kept on eating and eating and eating! ~he just loved hot sauce! Thank you for your great story! It sparked a great memory...10/08/2016 #1 Froilán PérezI had a similar experience in a Mexican restaurant when I was about 8 years old.I poured tobasco like a madman on a dish, and did not listen to my parents advice. Of course, they made me finish the taco (or whatever it was after in was dripping in tobasco). Years later, when I first encountered sushi, I listened to the warnings about Wasabi and carefully tried it. I love it, but try not to use to much (Gari, on the other hand, I devour)
- 09/08/2016Here's some humor for your Tuesday afternoon - Will Ferrell as Little DebbieWill Ferrell Is Little Debbie Will Ferrell announces that he's the new spokesperson for Little Debbie snack cakes. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:...
Comments09/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSo: stay Away from Sugar! Are you kidding me? OH! "L-i-TT-l-e" Debbie describes just a few bad side effects that happen After eating too much sugar. And your little one? Just do an experiment and watch her/him climb the walls after eating sugar. Oh My! You gotta love it ~ LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
- 04/08/2016To my hockey followers, and Canadian friends.
Where am I. Who is the guy on the left. Is that me on the right, or is it memorex
Comments08/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Robert Bacal: Well, I did a Google search on the image and here's the drumroll results: Robert Bacal | LinkedIn
Ontario, Canada - McGraw-Hill Author, trainer, puzzle man, pain in butt, speaker - McGraw-Hill ~~So, I give up on the other guy but I'm curious about the 'pain in the butt' part. Would that be the gluteus maximus, or the gluteus minimus🎀? lol
- Producer30/07/2016"Buggez" and "BArticles"/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to Javier Cámara-Rica and Juan Imaz for naming us 'Beez' instead of 'Ladybugs,' Even though, yes, Ladybugs are One of my Most Favorite...
Comments26/08/2016 #22 Dale MastersBees are essential to land- based life on Earth. Colony Collapse is a disaster for us as well as everything else that lives on land.
I am honoured to be called by the name of such a noble creature, created to be the sustainer of all of us.
God really knows what He's doing.01/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#19 Awe. But it is your picturesque Buzzes, the flight of the trees, the awesome @Ali Anani, the speckled maltese....extracting @debasish majumder, exacting @Anees Zaidi, prose-filled Buzzes of poetry! It all works together, spurring us all on to look within like Dorothy and the ruby shoes, to find that we sought what we had all along. It just took some one who cared to point it out, and that's what I see👀 is the best thing about beBee👀. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Juan Imaz.31/07/2016 #17 Dale Masters#12 "The Flight Of The Bumblebee"...that's Shostakovich, isn't it? (NOTE: I just checked...it was originally written by Rimsky-Korsakov, one of my all time favourite composers!/...and transcribed for piano by Rachmaninov.) I'm going to connect to YouTube now, & listen. :D31/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 OH! @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, I like that take! A LadyBee! Oh! POP! Why how much you can see! Hmmm. I'll have to ponder that a bit...I like my pink hair bow on my head, and I don't think it matches very well with red 🎀🐞? Perhaps the bow takes up all of my head?31/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 Well, now you know how @debasish majumder and I feel when you give us such high standards to pay with you as our guide, all kidding aside, we are only what we are because of you. ☝️You pointed out things in us that no one ever did☝️and made us into "mini-Ali Anani's" true reflections of you! We are your reflection can't you see? Because only Great Leaders make Great Leaders beee who they were born to beee. And besides, we love you!31/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 You know I'm just funnin' and deep in the hive, I don't know how, but the ladybug just whizzed on by. So it's her fault really, as I saw high heels to go, straight all the way to her pointy tip-toes. And she had no nose! She actually Squealed! She realized that she just didn't belong and went away merrily, happily creeping along. So, I thought I'd paint her a silly tune since it was just a hot afternoon. And I felt humorous as I sometimes do, just ask @Randy Keho ~ he knows what happens to my growth whenever I wear my ~🎀pink hair bow🎀~ Appreciate your sense of humor!31/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 I just love this take, yes! I fully agree that so much beauty abound us that we stand with our arms up and just wonder with glee! And Thanks be to God that we are all here, sometimes serious, curious, delirious, or just fantastically spurious! The Flight of the BumbleBee is my Fav Piano Song! Somehow, biology and science, nature and God, music and love...they just all get along. And that's who we strive to be ~ the best Bees in the HoneyBee Sea!30/07/2016 #5 Donald GrandyA lady indeed, and when we succeed, what a trail we could seed for those in need. Deep in our hearts and deeper still we see the light of the flowers bloom. For soon we rest and cheer "Hey we are the best" Seed on, Seed on, we look up high and say Thank You Lord, We are Blessed.
- 26/07/2016Laughter lowers your blood pressure, releases morphine-like hormones in your brain, decreases depression, engages the whole body, mind, and spirit. So come on over and get your Laughter Rx! No harmful side effects unless you laugh so hard that your spew your wine through your nose! Funny joke? Humorous article? Silly pic? Everything goes except well, you know. Things we can't laugh about. "And.....bad jokes are ok, as long as they make you smile." ~ My Dad, Salvador M. Aranda
Comments30/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Thank you, dear! But don't read the next one while eating pizza and a beer, for fear that @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee will grab it from you! Hope you like this one, too: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/buggez-and-barticles
- Producer24/07/2016On: Musings/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to my beloved Ali Anani, Ph.D. as Part II from my "Coping Skills and Change Management" piece.Allow me to put this in perspective before you read my musings on 'musings.' I'm...
Comments24/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#12 My sweet @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I knew I could count on you, too, for great reflections and insight here. Yes, I grew up going to my father's Company Trip with Lockheed aerospace. They rented out the EnTiRe Disneyland for all the employees once a year, and I couldn't sleep the night before. I grew up to learn that lift in my stomach just running past the gates of that great place, dancing with the characters and becoming one myself. Art, music, theatre, universal languages...and upon reading the history of his life, I was even more grateful that I remember seeing him on TV. He was warm, gentle, kind. We all cried the day that he died, and things were never the same again. But Disney's still here, and my children also grew up in remembrance of Grandpa, with the same memories of going once a year. At least. Additions of 🦁The Lion King🦁 theatrical performance stun and awe today. I'm glad his legacy lives on in the twinkle of our eyes.24/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 Very very sweet. I can smell the fragrances already, and you remind me of a song that Tuckerzone wrote for me when I was really injured in 2009 or so. He somehow caught me right on target, as he put words in his song that "I used to chase the wind, playing Catch Me if You Can."~ I'll shall enjoy writing a piece on that too, now! Hugs!24/07/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe Mary Poppins song "A Spoonful of Sugar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLkp_Dx6VdI has a lot of amusing musing. It also mentions the honey bee in its lyrics
" ...The honey bee that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From every flower that they sip
And hence (And hence),
They find (They find)
Their task is not a grind..."
An article from the Disney Institute talks about the Power of Storytelling as a leadership trait, the article talks about a group of business people from Spain who spoke little or no English benefited from their visit to Walt Disney
Whether it is laughter being the best medicine or storytelling that moves us towards becoming great communicators, I totally agree that studying Walt Disney's methods and life is in itself, a highly educational experience.24/07/2016 #11 Ali Anani#8 Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD- your comment reminds me again of the movie "The Spanish Gardener" A sign in a garden read "don't cut the flowers". The wind blew the flowers off and the hero "Dirk Bogarde" looking at the sign and saying "but the wind can't read". So, when you write "I'll just go chase the wind while it blows...." I hope the fragrance of your flowers reaches long distances.24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Ohhh boy, are you in for a good treat with the piece that I wrote just before this one 🐝: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/coping-skills-and-change-management View more#3 Ohhh boy, are you in for a good treat with the piece that I wrote just before this one 🐝: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/coping-skills-and-change-management 🐝....I'll be waiting with baited breath 💃🏾! Close24/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 Oh! Sweeet! I'm so humbled! Thank you! Gee! A gift! My Dr. @Ali Anani, You continue to be that kind and supportive rock that is completely fractal, having no dimensions of limitation...and I love that you allow 'me' to be 'me' and bring out all these sides of 'me' that I didn't know 'I' had. You point them out when I don't even see.... I'm learning more and more each day from you, and you bet!....I'll keep on smiling! Odes to you! I'll just go chase the wind while it blows....24/07/2016 #7 Ali Anani"I suddenly developed a more humorous touch, perhaps sarcastic and outlandish (and insomniatic) too"....well, you are dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDa nd the images and examples you give are breath-taking. Wonderful buzz, and I am so glad I was part of your amazing amusement. I suggested for you to write poetry and now strongly and confidently to write comedy. You all lots of diverse talents my friend. Shared proudly24/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 P.S. @Paul Walters, Where you been hiding (kick-ass-cop talking)? We've missed you (librarian shhh voice) lmbo! You're not in Bali at last note....but I thought you were doing the Memoirs with us...Awe. Please? ( Shameless Plug for all writers that want to see you on!: 🌺Starting Line: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on ). And 💥brain injury ya know. ~ I plead "Parley!" ~ I didn't even post my own Age 1 and Age 2 to the Stirring Authors Along Hive ~ Duh on Me ~used up my 3 Hives again! But so far, no one noticed because they saw them somewhere else? idk. Oh well...off to Age 4! 💥24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSpurred on by @Ali Anani, Ph.D. and "Change Management." I just used up my 3 Hives. Oopsies. @Selim Yeniçeri, @Max🐝 J. Carter, @Anees Zaidi, @debasish majumder, @Donald Grandy, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Paul Walters, @Michele Williams, @Michelle Kosik, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Randy Keho, and my children including @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise.
- Producer17/07/2016What Do You Have to Hide ?- The Most Dangerous Question in AmericaLets supposed that you agree, like I do, that 99% of Americans are honest. We live our lives in a law abiding fashion. That there is nothing about our lives that is noteworthy or worth hiding from anyone other than maybe the people closest to us....
Comments22/07/2016 #12 Dale Masters#1 @Luiz Henrique Souza .E. I remember studying world geography here when I was in 5th grade. I don't even know if that's a part of grade-school curriculums here in the US anymore. I remember a time when the US respected (and was respected by) other nations (though I later learned what was REALLY going on here later in my life). To be respected, you first have to give respect...and, sadly, the US doesn't feel that it needs the respect of other nations anymore. To live here and see the selfish, self-absorbed, "me first" mindset nauseates me. The US starts wars for absolutely no reason at all, while the media keeps blathering on about someone in Hollywood or some mindless television show that entertains even as it misinforms. We had AlJazeera America here for a short time. It was a breath of fresh air.17/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzieYou should have no implication of privacy or security. We, and I mean the dark & grey agencies that I have worked for, have had your data since day 1. Since the very first civilian 'cell phone'.....and nearly every land line. All we had to do was turn the light in your direction and turn on the collection assets. The Constitution has been a formality at least since Vietnam. And if we could not dig up dirt.....we have been known to stage it, plant it, or just lie about it.