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  1. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    If it is so bad, why doesn't he resign and move out and let someone else that cares more assume the residency of the White House?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump to members of his New Jersey golf club: 'That White House is a real dump'
    finance.yahoo.com President Donald Trump reportedly told a group of members at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf...
  2. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    So, if everyone gets fired for leaking and there is only Trump and Scaramucci left, can they handle everything required to run the government?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’
    www.yahoo.com Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being...
  3. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    The part of the population that would really make a difference in any election is not a measly 6 million voters, but the 70% (154,000,000) of eligible voters that did not vote.
    Terry Maiers
    Millions of American adults are not allowed to vote — and they could change history
    www.yahoo.com An estimated 6.1 million American adults were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election...
  4. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    If these five skills are so valuable then how come some employers do not recognize them in their existing staff and those staff members have to leave and go somewhere else in order to get the $10K increase?
    Terry Maiers
    5 Valuable Skills That Can Earn You an Extra $10,000 Per Year
    www.cheatsheet.com Want to beef up your paycheck? Employers need workers with scarce, but valuable skills. These five should help you renegotiate a higher...
  5. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    So, if Trump fires the Special Prosecutor, how many decent people in the government will decide to retire or resign? If that happens will he then declare martial law and try and nationalize all local law enforcement officers? Will there be national guard and regular duty military in the streets? Is this the prelude to the declaration of a new "Russian" style nation where voting means almost absolutely nothing at all?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump 'wants to take down' Mueller: Top House Democrat
    abcnews.go.com The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Trump wants to "take down" special counsel Robert Mueller who is conducting the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump...


    Terry Maiers
    22/06/2017 #4 Terry Maiers
    #3 Another good question... Sometimes I think that there are too many. Maybe we should have laws like the one in Back to the Future! In that movie all lawyers had been outlawed!
    Nicole Chardenet
    20/06/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 Dunno. How many lawyers are there in America?
    Terry Maiers
    20/06/2017 #2 Terry Maiers
    #1 Good question, Nicole! When does it end?
    Nicole Chardenet
    20/06/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    ...And what's he going to do about the next one appointed to take Mueller's place? And the next one? And the next one? And the next one?...
  6. ProducerPaul Kearley🐝
    This One Simple Question Could Actually Change Your Life
    This One Simple Question Could Actually Change Your LifeI had never before seen so much chocolate in one place. It was like a dream come true. And I was surrounded.But there was something I didn’t understand.I didn’t recognize any of the brands. On closer inspection, I discovered that it was all British...


    Faith West
    26/06/2017 #21 Faith West
    @Paul Kearley you have always been a spreader of sunshine. Great article.
    Paul Kearley🐝
    15/06/2017 #20 Paul Kearley🐝
    Preaching to the Choir @KenBoddie. #19
    Ken Boddie
    15/06/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    Never hurts to spread some sunshine, Paul. Invariably what goes around comes around, don't you think?
    Unfortunately, when most of us ask, "How are you?" or How's your day?", the last thing we really want to know, or even expect, is to be told. There are times we really need to kick back and learn to be good listeners.
    Paul Kearley🐝
    15/06/2017 #18 Paul Kearley🐝
    So glad to be of help Rebecca #16
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    15/06/2017 #17 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Thanks for this inspirational post, Paul. Now, the vision of yours will be the vision of mine too. I believe others would feel the same. Will share this.
    Rebecca Matias
    15/06/2017 #16 Rebecca Matias
    Very inspiring. Now, by reading this today. You impacted me the same this stranger did to you. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post Paul. :) It's a rare gem to encounter post like this. Thank you. :)
    John Rylance
    14/06/2017 #15 John Rylance
    On UK radio there is a short one or two minute piece under the title The Listening Project, which is people talking about something that interests/ concerns them. The contributetors are members of the public, their pieces are always thought provoking and interesting/illuminating.
    Shelley Brown
    14/06/2017 #14 Shelley Brown
    Thank you @Paul Kearly. Your buzz was a virtual hug!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/06/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    "All I did was ask how someone’s day was, and was genuinely interested, and now I am the one who continues to be impacted, even weeks later. It has changed me."

    Profound, yet so simple, @Paul Kearley! But to actually see someone clearly and ask how they're doing requires us to get out of our own heads and lives first, right? And put down the cell phone. Look around. Oh, and listen to the answer . . .

    You wrote a beautiful article on this, and I thank you!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/06/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    This is really great Paul. Life isn't about us and one never knows what is going on in another person's life.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    14/06/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Beautiful story, Paul. I always look forward to your posts. The best thing about giving love and caring about others is that one way or another, it gets you more love. Feeling love is as beautiful as being loved. When you offer love to others with no expectation of receiving anything, you can actually love yourself more. By nurturing your relationship with yourself, you will naturally have better relationships with others. It's a continuous cycle that feeds our souls and is really very simple to do. You only need to cast off your inhibitions and want to. Love completely changes the quality of our lives. Such is the power of being loving.
    Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    14/06/2017 #10 Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    Great article.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/06/2017 #9 Brian McKenzie
    Cheers to disengaged, unhinged and invisible. I just need to monetize those asets again.
    Jordan Sands
    14/06/2017 #8 Jordan Sands
    Every body has a story to tell. I lucky that my job is to encourage people to share thiers . Great post !
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/06/2017 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Beautiful thoughts Paul. A lot can happen over...Chocolate! ;) The world would indeed be a better place if more folks would stop...to smell the roses; or say Hello Howdy; or read a buzz like this and think about it. When you love People and really do care, every look and smile you receive is a dose of happiness. Every busy person becomes an inspiration.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/06/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a wonderful story Paul Kearley! As I continued to read, I got chills. The blog I read JUST before this one had a meme with Zig Zigler's quote you posted. Maybe someone is nudging me ;-) I love moments that make us dig deep within our souls, introspective moments- they are the best.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/06/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Paul Kearley- this is a great buzz. and I enjoyed every word of it. You moved me with the way you narrated your story . You wrote "Life isn’t about you, it’s about the impact you have on the people you meet each and every day". This alone was enough to urge me and share your buzz three times. Humans are complex, and you provide the simple rules to deal with this complexity. Be nice, care, smile, show care nd little gestures that make the complex look simple.
    Salute to you, Paul.
    dharani vinay
    14/06/2017 #4 dharani vinay
    See all the chocaltes same colour and taste will be diffent that why we can't taste and our mouth will be watering
    David B. Grinberg
    14/06/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you, Paul, for brightening the day of a stranger. Dale Carnegie would be proud. This also follows one of my new mantras, "In giving we receive."
    Paul Kearley🐝
    13/06/2017 #2 Paul Kearley🐝
    #1 You're very kind @Savvy Raj thank you for sharing
  7. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    News flash... The only "deep state" is the United States of America is.... The Rule of Law and the Constitution of the United States of America. You cannot do whatever you want even if you are the president in violation of those laws. This is not Russia!!!
    Terry Maiers
    White House officials 'convinced they may be victims of deep state conspiracy'
    www.yahoo.com Top White House aides – including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon – are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico. In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI...


    Kevin Douglas Berg
    30/05/2017 #1 Kevin Douglas Berg
    Nope, the Deep State is the former #Obama Administration bypassing FISA and illegally wiretapping anyone they wanted to. Not only that but allowing it to be shared with the multitude of agencies as his last executive order. They should all be tried, Hillary, Obama, Lynch, Clapper, etc for high crimes and misdemeanors. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, Server Gate, Running Guns To ISIS, attempt to throw Isreali Campaign utilizing our money to do so, Wiretaps on Americans, Keep Your Doctor, Budget Slush fund Stimuli Programs that benefitted no-one. The crimes that the past Administration are endless and down an infinite depth rat hole. Seth Rich, the PD That was just killed on the Beach, Presidential Election 2016 Tampering by DHS in Ga and others states that we do not know of. DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY IS THE TRUTH - ANYTHING #Obumma was involved in and continues.
  8. ProducerTerry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    47th President of the United States of America... Mr. Paul D. Ryan
    47th President of the United States of America... Mr. Paul D. RyanIntroductionSo, with all of the talk of impeachment or resignation or whatever related to Mr. Trump, what would be the process of naming the next president. Let's review the constitution and see who that would be and whether they would be qualified...


    Brian McKenzie
    21/05/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    who bleeds quicker ?
    Terry Maiers
    20/05/2017 #2 Terry Maiers
    #1 Mutiny on the hill or the West Wing or both?
    Brian McKenzie
    20/05/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Why bother with impeachment - just seize the capital while he is abroad......... was that my outside voice ?
  9. ProducerTerry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    How to Solve Immigration and Trade Issues in North America
    How to Solve Immigration and Trade Issues in North AmericaIntroduction As I have listened to news reports about the problems with immigration and trade here in North America I wondered what could possibly be done to address these issues. This article are my thoughts about this.Border WallWords of advise to...


    Paul Walters
    29/04/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @Terry Maiers food for thought
    Terry Maiers
    28/04/2017 #2 Terry Maiers
    #1 Pascal, I agree that it is more of an issue to manage but I also think that many in the general public understand the term "issue" as opposed to "manage". Not exactly sure why but it might be that solving an issue is better than someone managing or telling others what to do.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/04/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I don t think one need to speak about immigration as ''an issue to solve'' it is a societal evolution (not only in America) and has to be managed accordingly, more than 225 millions people live and work in a country different from their country of birth :-) and it will increase over the next few decades I think :-)
  10. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    Now educators generally agree on SEL’s core competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. We went back through the Sesame archives and found examples of each.
    Migdalia Burgos
    How Sesame Street Taught Kids About Emotions Long Before Schools Caught On
    www.fastcompany.com Social emotional learning has become popular in schools. On Sesame Street, it's been there from the...
  11. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Found this to be an interesting read and thought I would share, because this is a tactic I have seen used by bad leaders in the work environment ...A LOT.

    Gaslighting is the systematic attempt by one person to erode another’s reality, by telling them that what they are experiencing isn’t so – and, the gradual giving up on the part of the other person. Gaslighting takes two – one person who needs to be in control to maintain his sense of self, and the other, who needs the relationship to maintain her sense of self and is willing to acquiesce. The Gaslight Effect happens when you find yourself second guessing your own reality, confused and uncertain of what you think, because you have allowed another to define reality and tell you what you think — and who you are. Gaslighting can be maddening in the early stages and soul destroying when it fully takes hold.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Are You Being Gaslighted In Your Relationship?
    upliftconnect.com Do you feel like you're going crazy? Discover if you're falling prey to gaslighting and how to escape this mental...
  12. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Challenging Today's Social Norms
    Challenging Today's Social NormsWe look up at clouds everyday and they are just part of the landscape view.  If we can look at their processes and see their cycles we can see social networking and its strengths.  Cloud formation and the benefits it brings require a specific set of...


    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #40 Harvey Lloyd
    #38 I agree the crossroads at which we stand will be lead buy our accelerated communications techniques on many platforms. The will of the people will be served. In this they must take media by the hand and stage the journey. Social media platforms or government would be wise not to try and throttle the people as this would be a mess.

    The journey ahead will be lead by ordinary folks not great writers or politicians. Thanks for your comments and thoughts. I can see you leading within this sea of change as i have enjoyed many of your comments.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 As you wrote @Harvey Lloyd "Our thoughts should help us transcend the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static"- well and I shall take action
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    #36 By all means please carry the thoughts along as you examine your thoughts.

    I am always curious of the disconnect of our own thoughts. The three states don't work if your thoughts are not surrounding dynamic usable outcomes. But i read posts/concepts that focus on static concepts while we live in a dynamic world.

    Our thoughts should help us transcend the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static.

    If the above statement is true then our thoughts should always be considered within the end game.

    Understanding today will emerge as action tomorrow.

    This changes our thoughts from "positions" where defense and offense happen, to action thoughts where we realize our thoughts will be attached to a future action. Dynamic thoughts.

    Each step of cloud formation and ultimately rain, is actionable with a result. I see in many posts where we forward a emotional position. These posts remind us of dynamic journeys that have become static positions we cant understand/tolerate or need dynamic thoughts to move forward. Continuing to forward an emotional thought though, does not change the static position.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #35 Now you provoke my mind intensely dear @Harvey Lloyd. I enjoyed your comment and it deserves a buzz on its own. If you don't write a buzz related to your comment then I shall.
    Yes, the comfort zone is a transient zone to clean our mind cache and move on. You "moved" me beyond limits with your super-quality comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #34 I have often felt that we are in a state of three conditions when we are seeking understanding or work through issues. I am right until i am wrong, I am wrong until i am right, I am not moving forward. These conditions display state of mind and not judgement. Specifically as it applies to making choices/decisions.

    I can move from state to state based on new information. But realizing these conditions exist allows me to operate without blindness or stagnation. The third state is the challenge as time works against us in a world that moves very quickly. Sometimes we need to work forward even though we may feel wrong, just to start the journey towards right.

    Our comfort zone is always an eroding oasis. A brain relaxing zone if you will. These are the times when we see most clear and relax. Cherish them as the next leg of the journey will come soon enough @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Asking is a sign of maturity. It shows our lack of knowledge and areas where we wish to learn more. I agree with you @Harvey Lloyd and how many times we found that what we believed was a correct answer later proved to be wrong. It is asking questions that keeps us in tension state to desire to know more; answers tend to place us in our comfort zone. We call it comfort zone and in reality it could the ignorance zone and even sometimes the stupidity zone.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #33 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 "Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers." by Voltaire

    So a related qoute and found this one. Thought it would add to the thought. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #29 One of the things i have recognized in social media (I am a newbee), is we discuss relationships and networks but we see individual comments or posts as a representation of a whole. I try and read comments and posts based on the network and the relationship. I know many relationships and comments contain the depth of previous ideas and thoughts expressed across BeBee. So when @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee comments or replies to one i know he has probably done so with that individual many times before. Most likely on related and unrelated topics.

    Given this, i have seen a consistency in his responses that shine a clear light on his core values. I have seen him also debate heavily with other Bee's and even then his core values were not abandoned. This consistency is what we gravitate towards.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #31 Harvey Lloyd
    #28 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee thanks for your comment and thoughts. The topics discussed are divisive depending on your perspective. Early in my leadership career in small business i had to learn quickly that customers, employees and vendors all had a single thought in mind. Their success. Theirs and mine were not always congruent to accomplishing the goal(s).

    I watched success over the years (and failures), and found that most of the success happens where a shared set of core values existed. The last picture in the post displays some of these. I lead with these core values to retain a consistency in my leadership. When we can face adversity from a solid foundation of core values of respect, active listening and professional responses then we can be consistent in our outcomes.

    BeBee is creative and i have learned a lot from reading yours and others posts. My learning accelerates when differing opinions arise within the comments. I like old fashion debates. I know debating is not fashionable these days. Within these debates folks defend their positions and reach deeply into their wealth of knowledge and write words that support their ideals. I learn from them. This also seems harsh in today's world.

    Thanks again for your comments.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #28 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee (WOw! your name is highlighting)- do you understand these are parts of your values "who add to ideas, rather than pull them down, who converge ideas allowing new patterns to form and something new to bubble up and emerge"? For me, they are. Very-well said
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #29 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    In fact @Harvey Lloyd I sense creativity in BeBee - the respect of ideas, the addition and building of ideas, taking them to new places and to the unknown is fostering creativity on beBee.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #28 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I agree with you @Harvey Lloyd - I am attracted to people who I sense through their words and actions online, who read and respect diverse views, who add to ideas, rather than pull them down, who converge ideas allowing new patterns to form and something new to bubble up and emerge. This seems to be happening on beBee in ways that are different from other sites. I feel like LinkedIn is more individualistic, facebook possibly so, even though it has it''s groups. BeBee seems to be more community, sub-community orientated. Although I am only connected to a small group of people on BeBee so I can not say what the overall trend is, other than if the small group I am connecting to has these characteristics, are they a "fractal", a pattern held within the larger group? My core values, hmm, respect of all living beings and their diverse ways of living in our eco-system; freedom with respect; love appreciation gratitude; - hard to come down to 3. I am attracted to the development of ideas and learning from one another in BeBee - I sense the building of a core community I am connecting with, gradually, as time and interactions permit.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #27 Harvey Lloyd
    #26 Absolutely. Great viewpoint and quote. Thanks for taking the time to discuss the topic. I appreciate your insights and contributions.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #26 Mohammed Sultan
    #25 I might recall the chairman of Hallmark quote on values when he said-Our values in Hallmark are the only things that ultimately will protect us from making mistakes that would undermine our reputation,our integrity,and therefore ,our success.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    #24 Not to labor the point but i do agree that the outcomes of negative views and the journey can lead to distorted thinking. My post is trying to deal with this point, not necessarily place someone in a fixed position. Core values offer us a tool to create a different perspective during the times when we are maybe myopic or focused on a negative aspect.

    I agree with @Phil Friedman distorted thinking is developed through a process of behaviours and interactions. I find myself there sometimes. With core values i can find my way out or maybe avoid the place all together..

    So in a simpler form the core values offer us a way of avoiding the processes you speak. Doesn't mean we necessarily take advantage of this process as often as we should.

    Core values like honesty, humility, forgiveness, seek to understand and many others can assist in avoiding the distorted view Phil points out.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #24 Mohammed Sultan
    #22 The challenge is always are we able to see our past blinders and the blinders imposed by our judgments and expectations about others.As @Phil Friedman once said in one of his comments on a related issue -distorted thinking is contagious-and I added -when it becomes a habit it spreads.If we can't change our perception first we will not be able to change or create anything new.I completely agree on what @ Mohammed A.Jawad said, if we can't change our negative perception we may regress to a negative mood.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/12/2016 #23 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and certainly look forward to reading whatever you contribute because I know it shall be of value.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    #21 I agree with the concepts you discuss and would add that the perception is the aspect of the post i was addressing. Perceptions do change based on moods, current events and even to the degree of who might be presenting. Given these variables how can we ever shape ourselves into a society that is sustainable?

    A solution is core values. Yes i have perceptions and they are influenced. But if i have a clear set of core values then i can filter my perceptions through them. I liked what @Mohammed A. Jawad said on a related post "While being fluid or flexible in approach, we all need luminous lampposts for traversing in a truer manner. If not, we get drifted without any directions or reaching any destination." I took his "Luminous Lampposts" to indicate a core value set.

    We should constantly seek different views, but we should also remain true to our values. I don't believe the two are mutually exclusive.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #21 Mohammed Sultan
    @Harvey LIoyod. Our perception of values is not so much determined by what people bring to us, as by our views toward what they bring ,not so much by what happens as by the way our minds look at what happens.When we become optimistic we will view the same thing differently ,we will see the brighter line of the cloud instead of seeing its inside darker color,which may also deprive us from seeing the colors of the rainbow in the sky.Values are not values unless they are shared.The more often we look at things in the same way ,the more difficult it's to think about them in any other way.When we become regularly tuned to our judgement about people we may lose our personal balance,integrity and start criticising or blaming others or even turn around our established values.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 In most cases looking for the right question is more important than the answer. Your questions inspire deep thought.
  13. Kartic Vaidyanathan
    Kartic Vaidyanathan
    Life Lessons on being a wonderful Human Being - Hon Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi
    www.linkedin.com The next in the series of blogs on leadership lessons from Rahul Dravid and Rajanikanth, thought of discussing Hon PM of India Shri Narendra Modi. I am too small a person to discuss these giants...
  14. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    "this environment imposes a new political requirement on those of us who take voting seriously: a capacity for thoughtful, enlightened forgiveness"
    Migdalia Burgos
    The Forgiveness Mandate
    www.strategy-business.com The 2016 presidential election has shown that no secret is safe; we’d better learn to distinguish acceptable transgressions from non-acceptable...
  15. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Tragedy of Aaron
    The Tragedy of AaronThe Study hive is my personal interface between my offline studies through both public and college libraries - though I have yet to make good use of any college library I have the choice to access.  My presence here is as a 21st Century learner, but...


    Laurent Boscherini
    18/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for sharing your insightful and relevant post. Let me share you one relevant quote which enlightens quite well what happened... " Since one cannot educate adults, the word "education" has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education, when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force. " - HANNAH ARENDT
    Dean Owen
    18/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    This is a seriously important piece, one that I would expect to see in The Guardian or somewhere. You are so right, there is a thin line between prosecution and persecution. People in power will always fear change, and apparently fear new thinking.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/09/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear Fatima there is nothing wrong with fighting injustice and obscene power but one must be prepared for the consequences. Both Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are now living in exile but they had a plan, however Aaron underestimated the consequences of special interest in education and the power they wield with government officials. This is why there must be campaign finance reform and a democratization of special interest groups.

    In order to fear these things we must first get caught in the cross-hairs of those who have a different opinion of freedom and what the future should be. Instead of fearing power, we must be thoughtful that there are people like Aaron who were willing to see a bigger picture and the tragedy here is what his loss has meant in terms of reforms to the law and more importantly, the reshaping of law so society can move into the knowledge age.

    These battles for transformation are nothing new, these fights occurred at the beginning of the first wave of globalization at the beginning of the century, as well as at all other prior transformational periods. https://www.etown.edu/offices/president/2014-11-14-WW1-Globalization.pdf Another way that supporters of globalization look at this is written here http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/E-N/Globalization-First-era-of-modern-globalization-to-1914.html

    You and I Fatima are ordinary mortals far removed from the world Aaron was trying to change, there should be no fear from trying to be aware of these things, unless of course anxiety is our underlying condition, and that is a personal transformation.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    16/09/2016 #2 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    my heart goes out to Aaron such a brilliant mind targeted and forced to live a short life. Our lives have become a movie directed by those who want to control us and sometimes we end up being mere puppets. An untold melancholy remains in my heart as I think more about this Aaron's story made me feel so insecure about what can happen to one who is much lesser in thought and actions than him
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/09/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is the You-Tube Link to the documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, it is called "The Internet's Own Boy" (English only)
  16. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Media Manipulation by Mike Restivo
    Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Media Manipulation by Mike RestivoDonald Trump’s notoriety and outrageousness may be media fodder for vulgar popular consumption according to the media marketing/promotionally motivated lure of readership curiosity for eccentric, and abnormal storied articles. Media techniques of...