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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Interview with Ian Weinberg
    Interview with Ian WeinbergI had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Ian Weinberg this week. Ian writes excellent articles and readily provides friendlyย informative comments on beBee. Above he is standing proudly with his daughter on her wedding day.ย Gert: Ian, thank...


    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz @Ian Weinberg Thank you very much --a precious gem!
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #28 Dean Owen
    Fabulous interview. I love the title photo of a proud beaming dad. Ian, hope you don't mind me asking one follow up question. What did the 1995 Rugby World Cup win mean for you?
    April Lynn
    12/01/2017 #27 April Lynn
    What a great interview @Gert Scholtz, perfect questions! :)

    @Ian Weinberg, such wonderful transparency! You are a very interesting man; looking forward to reading more about you and reading future posts.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    12/01/2017 #25 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    great job here Gert
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/01/2017 #24 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Gert, nice interview.
    Ian, all the best to the newly weds and to you, a proud dad.

    Aurorasa Sima
    11/01/2017 #23 Aurorasa Sima
    I am intrigued by the opportunity to learn more about Ian who typically shares more (also highly interesting) business topics than personal information.

    The interviewer, though ... what an unexpected turn from a near-death experience to definition of mental health (: I love the slogan "The person behind the surgeon"

    Regarding NeuroSurge I would love to learn if this program/treatment can be applied online.

    Thanks for the tag, @Gert Scholtz, I would not have wanted to miss this.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #22 Ian Weinberg
    #20 Thanks for that @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    11/01/2017 #21 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #2 Grateful @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for the tag!
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    11/01/2017 #20 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Woww @Ian Weinberg, it's been a ride reading this interview, thanks @Gert Scholtz!! While reading your answers Ian I have remembered Jill Bolte Taylor and his astonishing TED Talk. Here I leave the link:
    Love what you say about "savoring the moment and being purposefully busy" and about mindfulness. Thanks... โœจ
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #19 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Thank you @Ian Weinberg and may your best wishes come true.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg
    #17 Thanks so much @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Best wishes.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #17 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I have been enjoying following Ian for a while now and often find new directions for my own hobby of R&D so to speak.

    This is a great insight into a great human being who is a priceless member of this community.

    Keep rockin' it your way @Ian Weinberg
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/01/2017 #15 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for your great endeavors in posing good, inquisitive questions and prompting @Ian Weinberg to unveil about himself, his affairs and interests, and about his family and work life. Sometimes someone's life in some ways inspire us.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    #13 Thanks so much for that @Harvey Lloyd Your feedback valued as always. Best wishes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    @Gert Scholtz thanks for the tag and the post. @Ian Weinberg the post adds a human factor to your posts. Such a great mind and goals surely doesn't own a cat or dog. Nice to know that greatness is along side of humanness.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #12 Ian Weinberg
    #11 Thanks for that @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt Best wishes to you and yours.
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    11/01/2017 #11 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Gert Scholtz, what a great interview. I have been following @Ian Weinberg ever since I read his first buzz on beBee. That is quite the story of your flying adventure, Ian. It is also a wonderful picture of you and your lovely daughter, as well as your wife.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    #9 Thanks for that @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    11/01/2017 #9 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Gert Scholtz @Ian Weinberg Love these stories and learning more about the real people who populate beBee. Thanks for sharing. BTW Ian - Goldfinch is a marvellous book! Have you read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr? It too is brilliant.
    Savvy Raj
    11/01/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    @Gert Scholtz Great interview!. @Ian Weinberg lovely to read about you and your loving family .And Gert I must add I loved the part where you question Ian about a healthy state of mind ....and how his answer summarises it al so welll 'A healthy state of mind is one that is curious, respectful, grateful and purposefully driven to contribute value to self and to the external environment. This is the state that produces the vitalizing oxytocin and dopamine and suppresses chronic inflammation. Indeed!!! Here's to a healthful state of being to one and all .
  2. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    More Clinical Efficacy Evidence for Perispinal Etanercept administration; once Etanercept enters the CSF in the Ventricles of the Central Nervous System; it signals pro inflammatory cytokines causing neurodegeneration...and stops them
    Immediate Neurological Improvement Seven Months After Stroke 1080p
    Immediate Neurological Improvement Seven Months After Stroke 1080p Treatment at the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton. Treatment was given 7 months after stroke. For further information, please visit...


  3. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    The Health Benefits of Cold Showers / IMPOSSIBLE ยฎ
    impossiblehq.com Why take cold showers? Well, it just might be the healthiest decision you can make. Check out the extensive health benefits of cold...
  4. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    I understand baby boomers now. Gerald Hecht


    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Todd Jones I know --I suspect that he didn't take anything with pesky anticholinergic effects...especially the kind that antagonize acetylcholine ;-)
    Todd Jones
    08/01/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    Love the Yogi-isms!
  5. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    The Advantages of Medical Tourism: Why Arenโ€™t You Hopping on a Plane Yet?
    The Advantages of Medical Tourism: Why Arenโ€™t You Hopping on a Plane Yet?In this day and age when overseas travel is a lot cheaper and more convenient compared to a decade ago, and technological advancements have helped improve the quality of global healthcare, medical tourism has become more of a necessity because of...
  6. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Taking LSD for breakfast โ€˜helps you beat your Facebook addictionโ€™
    metro.co.uk Quite an extreme measure, but...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #22 I'll bee demmd!
    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli No! The smoker thingie is bad for the health of people! It only works for bees! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_smoker
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 One man's smoker is another man's choker dear Gerry! Make Merry! ;) Give-it-em heave-a-ho Geronimo!
    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli don't make me break out the smoker! ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽถ
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 Hark Ye! Ol fellows with the mighty bellows; Sir Gerry hath spoken the words. Blow gently, and sweetly oer the multitudinous hives, till the bright morning bringeth inspiration in hordes! Wax lyrical ye Bees, wax Wise; the fabric of affinity, was ne'er so nice! Break ye not before the fierce winds of sarcasm, and wilt not before well meaning wit; our peace of mind all depends, on how we take it! ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #15 Actually we have found that the cure for beBee addiction is a giant bellows full of soothing smoke; gently delivered to all the hives; along with the following lullaby:

    Opened my eyes to the sunrise / I can smell oatmeal and toast and juice / My favorites! / The sunโ€™s rays stream through my window / Taking away the darkness / The branches that scratched against my window all night / Are warmed in the sunโ€™s heat / Wasn't I silly to ever doubt or fear? / Mom is bringing my breakfast tray up to my room / There's oatmeal and toast / And juice! / Thank you, God, for this brand-new day / Another day to weave a new tapestry of hope.
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #17 Devesh Bhatt
    #16 well, LSD may heighten emotional response :)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 we are conducting preliminary trials with Ketamine; its double blind and preliminary results are still a little ways off; but we are all frozen on the edge of our seats with anticipation!
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #15 Devesh Bhatt
    Would it work for bebee too :)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli A Virtual Enema for the prefrontal cortex.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #12 An old American buddy told me about AxLax - Smooth Move - a long many years ago!
    Randy Keho
    02/01/2017 #12 Randy Keho
    #8 It wakes up your digestive system so you can have a real nice bowel movement. I wish it worked for social media.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/01/2017 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Thanks but naah...got enough bees in my bonnet already and I haven't even tried ellesdee ;) And right underneath the jacket with War printed on it you will find some skin with Peace tattooed on it. Second skin kinda. ;) Second nature too:)
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli ...and stamp a peace sign into it...oh, and bee sure to where some flowers in your hair.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Aleta Curry a wise strategy in this case!
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Randy Keho yeah but that may be a holdover from the early factory time clock based "institutionalized normal" lifestyle implemented by the steel and railroad captains of industry/robber barons of the industrial revolution.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Ian Weinberg yeah, I think it's either that or 1) a disruption of Hebbian Synapses, Cell Assemblies, and Phase Sequences...
    2) A complete roadside mechanical failure of the Volkswagen Mini-Bus.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/01/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #1 Make hay Gerry, while the fun shines! ;)
    Lyon Brave
    02/01/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    Aleta Curry
    02/01/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    I got nothin'....
  7. ProducerJohn Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    beBee Housecleaning : (the Archive)
    beBee Housecleaning : (the Archive)Given socialNet publishing redundancies and inefficiencies, I've decided to move my 'professional', non-personal, non-beBee-specific posts to my own blog, which is at https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/. I'll probably do a more in-depth article as...


    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan oh and ^gotta get out while ... (they need to fix the UX before they turn out the lights),
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah; that feeling..."I Can't Get No Satisfaction"...that's when you have a choice: 1) Read somebody's "personal reflections on the worst year of our lord --ever"/"Great motivational tips &a best resolutions for 2017"...or 2) Accept that beBee ain't never gonna be a professional network like LI combined with a good-ole down home folksy version FB...it's just an AUTOBOT-SPAM GENERATING-MARKETING SODOM AND GOMORRA-MEETS THE LAS VEGAS STRIP-INSIDE A SNOWGLOBE...

    ...a death trap,a suicide rap; we got out while we're young...cause tramps like us, baby we were born to...etc, etc.

    As ever,
    I'm not really the best person to ask
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @John Vaughan yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Able yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #35 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #34 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @John Vaughan yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power.
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #31 John Vaughan
    #30 "this just isn't what it once was --that's life..." sez @Gerald Hecht

    I'll drink to that.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @John Vaughan you know what; it doesn't matter; people gotta live and eat; this just isn't what it once was --that's life...
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #29 John Vaughan
    #28 Okaaaaaay, @Gerald Hecht
    Without a link, I guess I'll just take your word for it. I don't get it, but I definitely like the sobriquet "punchdrunk ghostwriter",
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #27 @John Vaughan (Still gonna be cryptic; but more decipherable --Q: What you get when you cross a punchdrunk ghostwriter with an insecure automation protocol? A) A new app called "Suddenly Blonde"., B) @Robert Bacal, C) Both "A and B" (and their nameless, for now, co-conspirators) are the correct (and absolutely politically incorrect) answers.
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #27 John Vaughan
    #26 Cryptic comment @Gerald Hecht .... Can you elaborate?
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @John Vaughan ; I've already found they've changed the conditions for sharing...I also know exactly how they did it ;-)
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #25 John Vaughan
    #21 The Early Daze (before we had paradigms or standards) allowed for a lot of free-wheeling speculation in the design arena - fueled by some excellent drugs, @Gerald Hecht. "Multidimensional" just made sense. On the one hand, it's wonderfully creative. On the other hand ... there's a very human reluctance to stray 'too far' from thePredictable, theFamiliar, and theConvenient.

    Lord knows, I spent *years* fussing that a "page" was just a VERY inadequate metaphor for a richly interactive and fluid digital environment. Then I became more compliant. And got paid more regularly as a result. It comes back around. Eventually.

    If you like "hypertext", then you gotta love Ted Nelson https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/heroes/, who had a way with words ... and concepts.

    โ€œEverything is deeply intertwingled. In an important sense there are no โ€œsubjectsโ€ at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly.โ€

    Thanks to you, @Phil Friedman.
    If I may quote The Bard, "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
    John White, MBA
    26/12/2016 #24 John White, MBA
    @John Vaughan: Happy Holiday and cheers to you! I'm also following you at Wordpress.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/12/2016 #23 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Phil Friedman I think you are spot on...an open exchange...AND a priceless educational opportunity besides! A chance to be lifelong learners...I think it was th great Henry Ford Sr. who once said that you're never too old to thirst for new...ummm ..new thingies and idears' and like that kind of stuff.
    Phil Friedman
    26/12/2016 #22 Phil Friedman
    #3 John, I greatly appreciate the call out and can without hesitation reciprocate. With @Milos Djukic and others, I believe Social Media could be ever so much more than it is or has been up now ... subject only to those interested in the genuinely free and open exchange of ideas and opinions find each other and stand against Insipidipity. Keep the faith, bud, you know where to find me.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/12/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @John Vaughan Thank you for for these terrific resources; you visionary you! I will delve more deeply into these...it's funny; in grad school I helped out on a project in the cognitive neuroscience program --it was a (pre GUI) DARPA funded project to increase the efficiency of DARPAnet inter-researcher communications between CERN, Stanford, Urbana/Champaign and SUNY with a form of "3D text" that could be "ftp'd or Kermitted".

    We called it "hypertext"...and we're conducting psychological testing on the increase in efficiency resulting from the ability to navigate a research publication three dimensionally...it was so futuristic, lol...you could hit on a reference and it would magically "take you there"!

    The history "angle" (aspect) is actually (I think) vital...and this is something that is only recently becoming clear; I bet there are at least several generations now who have no idea where the activities they perform on their devices "came from"...it's funny how when MS allowed their GUI shell'd-piece o'crap-OS to be "Winsocked" to cyberspace with thunks and duck tape...watching students simply accepting the program...

    ...trying to move windows that were "in front" of other windows with frantically absurd "body english"/mouse movements...on the two dimensional screen ๐Ÿ“บ
    John Vaughan
    26/12/2016 #20 John Vaughan
    #19 Speaking of Syllabus / From the WayBack Machine @Gerald Hecht: As a Junior in college I put together a student-taught course for the Experimental College (It was 1970 ... What can I say?) http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-collateral/viking.html Hand-written notes and ... smell the mimeograph

    Graduate Papers from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (1979-81) http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/index-papers-itp.html reflect a transitional moment in 'the new media'. "The Ultimate Cable System' is kinda interesting... http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/ultimatecable.html. There's even "MassComm 105", an abortive proposal to compose a 'context' course for how-we-got-here http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/masscomm.html

    During the pre-Web era of interactivity (the 80's) I wrote & blabbed a lot at industry conferences http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-tcs/index-papers-tcs.html, working on Standards and advocating for "the user experience" (it wasn't capitalized yet). "Before We Called it The Web" was an interesting moment in time http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/index-videotex.html. If any of this seems relevant - or interesting - let me know.

    I don't know if you have a particular agenda, but imo context informs content (Hey, I'm a history major)
  8. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    Electronic body hair may increase robots' sensitivity
    newatlas.com โ€‹โ€‹We've already seen several versions of touch-sensitive "electronic skin," that could be used to bring tactile sensation to robotic limbs. Scientists from China, however, are taking a different approach โ€“ they've created an array of hair-like...
  9. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    Revamped Philips hospital system comforts with "light recipes"
    newatlas.com Philips has announced the third generation of its HealWell lighting system. Designed for use in hospitals, the system is aimed at providing a comfortable experience for patients and helping them to sleep well by replicating the natural patterns of...
  10. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Nefarious Nexus
    Nefarious NexusIf at all teachers are regarded as social scientists, presumably we can say that physicians are saviors.ย But, what happens when medical professionals become insincere brokers and swindlers who write painful prescriptions to loot poor...


    Devesh Bhatt
    24/12/2016 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    Many countries including India, get patients to sign disclaimers that the Doctor isnt responsible for any ill treatment.

    The nexus grows. Thanks for bringing forth one of the deadliest ills in society.

    The only useful pointers i can give , particularily in context of India are these:

    a) Govt Insurance + Pvt hospital... The below poverty line people get insured and small pvt clinics and pvt hospitals that want to secure Defence Forces recognition ( they have to declare at their entrance of it) tend to treat people at the same price, not overcharging.

    This also gets the disclaimer out of the equation.

    b)There is no tortious liability in India and Police is as corrupt..their are only precautions ..... dont go for tests unless the Doctor gives preliminary examination as to probable causes in writing...which they wont to avoid legal liability...they just write the tests...fortunately mass awareness helps..examples are States of Uttarakhand and Kerala

    Take prescription on hospital stationery and take printed bill of medicines...the illiterate do this, unfortunately the educated want to.evade taxes.

    If the matter isnt urgent, request a second opinion from the same hospital ...it gets covered in the Govt insurance, going for second opinion privately does not.

    The punishments are severe but doctors evade responsibility simply becaise there is no awareness.

    We need a mass movement here for class action lawsuits from the consumer perspective including hospitals.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/12/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    Doctors have become the focal point of many commentary's. I am unsure of the educational requirements outside of the USA but here doctors give up a very high percentage of their earning career and life to become a doctor. One would think that this process itself would weed out the quick scam artist and their cohorts of health care swindlers. If we can lean on this understanding just a little then we would have to conclude that it is something after education that changes the perspective of doctors.

    I think it is reasonable to include a statement that doctors are humans. Families, bills and emotional challenges all exist for them also. They did sign up for a profession where they are to set aside these human dynamics for the good of the patient.

    I believe we need to look at the system of healthcare and not just the doctor. Fee for service, torts, patient insurance, socialized medicine, liability insurance, actuarial tables and capital investment are all part of a doctors arena of management. Although doctors have taken an oath of the highest degree, they are not without the same needs and wants every other citizen seeks. In order to achieve these and retain their oath they must navigate the system of healthcare.

    Doctors are like teachers, they are the gate keepers to our future. The gatekeepers should also have special consideration with higher accountability. Yet within healthcare (US) we allow frivolous suits that drive up insurance costs, while insurance companies and government regulate billable fees to name just one untenable situation.

    So we know that some physicians are less than adequate. We also know that the system creates adverse affects on the patient in the physicians decision making process. I know healthcare requires a lot of review and change. But the government and politics is playing a role in this, they are creating a system of dungeons and dragons for doctors to operate.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/12/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Kevin Baker Yes, the truth is that patients are always exploited. Since they being medically illiterate, they get caught in the traps of both doctors and hospitals. Thanks for your comments and sharing the post.
    Kevin Baker
    22/12/2016 #1 Kevin Baker
    A very serious issue that will not change easily. The oath, do no harm. There is a wide division between create no dependencies and parasitical practitioners. The saddest part is that most are not aware they are being exploited. Wonderful that your bringing this to public view.
  11. ProducerCraig Middleton

    Craig Middleton

    How Addictions Are Created In the Brain
    How Addictions Are Created In the BrainOnce the brain becomes dependent on substances for pleasure, it becomes difficult to discontinue the use of these substances. Even when a person has made a conscious decision to abstain from drugs or alcohol, the hippocampus remembers how good these...


    Ian Weinberg
    16/12/2016 #8 Ian Weinberg
    Craig, you may find this previous buzz of some interest regarding the intervention side. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/the-neuroscience-of-change
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #7 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well written buzz @Craig Middleton. Dopamine is the pleasure center of our brains. There are healthy addictions and then the addictions you mentioned. Maybe that center of the brain is unable to detect whether we crave a healthy vs. unhealthy addiction. I agree, it's been proven Scientifically that Alcoholism and Drug addiction are diseases and I think every family has an immediate family member or relative that suffers or did suffer. I find it's vital if it runs in families to try and educate our children when they are young about the addiction, be honest and explain the illness by relating it to the person who is addicted because it may help kids later in life to understand they could be next w/out warning. Thanks for this, it's an important topic!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/12/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, Craig, you've made a post-mortem of addiction with this informative post. But, is really addiction a disease? Is it contagious or static? Well then, an addict is a diseased person! Right? Perhaps, before dealing in medical terms, if we humans are aware of what's right and what's wrong, what's good and what's evil, we become not prey to devil's temptations and sickening habits. In fact, addiction is a sort weakness, an outcome after embracing harmful substances that weakens reasoning, emotions and stamina. It's after all true realization, bent of conscience, giving worth to temporal life, contentment and gratitude towards the Almighty Lord can kick off this addiction. With the presence of these, even counsel and medicines work.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/12/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Very insightful! Dear Craig, when you say Addiction is a disease and not a lack of Will, you classify it as something that can be treated and cured. Which is a great thing indeed! Not all addiction is bad...some of us are addicted to work ;) or cycling...or playing music etc., as professionals! So not all addiction is a disease as Max opined. We understand what kind of addiction is harmful here of course and can obviously self-define for convenience :) It really makes me think harder about why some yogis and sages have held positive equanimity so high. They always maintained that a high would be followed by a low. Inevitable. So better to cultivate the mind not to feel joy or pain; or try not to be affected by either - is what they tried to say in their own way. Hmmm!
    Ian Weinberg
    16/12/2016 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Excellent article. Thanks for posting. That's the reason why we have such s challenge moving an individual away from an addiction (any addiction). It's a chemical thing and therefore you need to sustitute with meaningful/purposeful activities which causes the same or more dopamine to be secreted.
    Amanda Ashton-Booth
    16/12/2016 #3 Amanda Ashton-Booth
    I have a condition called fibromyalgia and this causes memory complications but I focus on mindset to keep pain levels at bay and memory in check ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Amanda Ashton-Booth
    16/12/2016 #2 Amanda Ashton-Booth
    The brain is a remarkable tool and if you use it wisely, you will be capable of the unthinkable .. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/12/2016 #1 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I have always disagreed with the idea of addiction being a disease. Here' why.

    You can addicted to anything and it is not limited to substances. Anything that activates the pleasure center can become addictive.

    People get addicted to all kinds of activities and not substances alone. Alcoholism can be passed down genetically however not all addictions are the same.
  12. David Ligon

    David Ligon

    Greetings and felicitations. Thank you Matt Sweetwood for the invite. My name is David Ligon and I am researching cancer cures, bringing together top experts in the field for collaboration under a 509(a)1 non-profit charitable vision. More details to follow. Thank you and good day. +David Ligon David Ligon


  13. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Bee Reminder.
    Gerald Hecht
    Honeybee Memories Could Unlock Another Piece of Alzheimerโ€™s Puzzle
    wp.me Summary: Blocking DNA methylation affects memory formation in honeybees, a new study reports.Source: Frontiers.Researchers show a molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity over...


    Gerald Hecht
    09/12/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I wanna get to do that kind of stuff as good as the bees --then again...they bookmark stuff too; they just a different method ๐Ÿ
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/12/2016 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #2 Yep now I have it in a new tab and can bookmark it just in case I have to attend to other business.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/12/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich hope it got through
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/12/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Please like my comment, so I get the notification and can read this properly.

    Great find, @Gerald Hecht!!!!
  14. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On It
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On ItMy sister had a double mastectomy almost 10 years ago. She was diagnosed with Stage 3B breast cancer and once she received the diagnosis, it seemed as though the surgery and treatment began faster than the speed of light. The patient and the family...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #48 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #47 I'm so happy to hear that someone with knowledge knew what to do and didn't give up @julio angel lopez lopez! How scary that must have been. I agree, 19 years later and still reason to celebrate, pop that cork! Good for the husband and director of the center against cancer. Thank you for sharing your story!
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    11/01/2017 #47 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Hello @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    In February my sister is birthday, she was actually born in May.
    A fall, a slight blow to the head, the ice made him slip.
    Apparently nothing had happened but a few hours later the world was complicated.
    An urgent operation to relieve the pressure in the brain but ups, did not put drainage.
    The improvement was progressing to worsening and intensive care.
    Her friend (director of the center against cancer) and calls from Italy (her husband is Italian) with strong and high words (sometimes necessary) brought together a team that was resting to do the second operation, which fortunately was definitive.
    Weeks later the three brothers with hair at 0, we had a great bottle of Vega Sicilia wine from the 85 this was in 2004 19 years of wine well taken advantage of.
    Great buzz full of feeling.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #46 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #45 Hi @dorothy cooper, I like how you stated "Saving life takes love!" And, if we love people, that comes easily. I'm sorry you have medical issues but glad to hear you have an advocate!
    Dorothy Cooper
    11/12/2016 #45 Dorothy Cooper
    I suffer medical issues and it's so important to have an advocate whenever you are in a medical facility. Saving life takes love!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #44 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #40 Hi @debasish majumder, it's true, humans will always make mistakes. We never held the nurse responsible because they are so busy- I can actually see how a mistake like that can happen. We do surrender our faith but it's great to stay vigilant knowing that humans will make errors. The best of the best make errors.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #39 Wow @mohammed sultan how kind of you to say. I think much of what comes naturally to me came from my years of working in Respiratory Therapy and the Cardiac Lab. Once you work in Healthcare it never leaves you. I appeared calm on the outside but I felt like I was falling apart on the inside. I have to give kudos to my brother in law too, he's been a rock of support for my sister and his daughter (my sister too, when their daughter had leukemia). I just love them so much!! If we lose our composure during a crisis, we are of no help to anyone. I broke down when it was over and I was all alone.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #42 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #38 "You were there at the right time," Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, that's a great way to look at it!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 Thanks Larry, I think I will work on one next week. I will try to make it simple! Sadly, many of us learn a lot of this because we had to. It would be easier to have a list with legitimate links as well if people do need to google info and how to look for a good physician.
    debasish majumder
    10/12/2016 #40 debasish majumder
    wonderfully posted post @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! mistakes are natural to human s and we acknowledge to console us too, proving we are resilient, and capable to gain our usual spirit. but, we may not forget correctness and perfections are also made by humans, heralding us with a hope to survive with a renewed spirit and enthusiasm. are n't we expect positive delivery from their end who are suppose to render a service on which they are expertise? why should we surrender to our fate by acknowledging mistakes and destiny, which may engulf us with disappointment? however, lovely insightful post madam. thank you for the share.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/12/2016 #39 Mohammed Sultan
    @Lisa Gallagher.That's great,you lift nothing undone for your beloved sister and her husband because you were able to keep yourself calm and in control in such a stressful situation.You were able to show something completely different ;un interrupted breathing, positive face and mental control to respond instantly and in a more effective way.You not only have the creativity of a great writer but also the calmness of a successful surgeon.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    10/12/2016 #38 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is a wonderful post, Lisa as it makes us aware of what can go wrong in a medical facility. The staff may try to do their best but they're human and can make mistakes. You were there for your sister at the right time. It was meant to be.
    Larry Boyer
    10/12/2016 #37 Larry Boyer
    #35 That's a great idea to make a checklist @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. It's a topic most people wouldn't even think about until it starts happening. Of course you should trust the experts know what they are doing, right? But when you see that they don't, there's no where to turn to besides Google and hope you find what you're looking for.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #33 Your poor grandma, good thing for your mom! This has been an issue for years but people were less informed before the internet. Not that we should use google as our Dr, but there are common sense things to utilize it for. Wow, how horrible that your sister in law was not only misdiagnosed with MS @Larry Boyer but given the wrong meds as well, that's scary! Did they ever figure out what was really wrong with her? It sounds like you are highly aware of the importance of advocating on behalf of our loved ones too. It is vital to prepare in advance... maybe I will make a simple check list and people can print it off in case they ever need it.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #34 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 That's a lot of loved one @Irene Hackett, and what a wise and loving person to help others as an advocate. You wrote this: "I always research the meds too - and write down the dosages and when they have been given. " A big one, thanks for adding that! Do you mind if I add it to my list? I do the same, because it's hard to keep track and I also use a drug interaction calculator to make sure they aren't giving drugs that interact w/another toxically. Sending hugs, so many curve balls get thrown at people in life!!
    Larry Boyer
    07/12/2016 #33 Larry Boyer
    #28 You really have to keep track of everything. For my grandmother I don't know all the specifics as I was pretty young at the time - 11. But I do remember that she specifically wasn't being brought meals and so missing her feedings. My mother would check the charts to see what was supposed to be happening and noticed what wasn't happening. Another one, my sister-in-law was misdiagnosed with MS and was treated with a lot of medications that damaged her has a result before they figured out it was something else. While she's recovering now, she went from being able to run marathons to struggling to walk.

    I can go on an on with stories. The bottom line, is what what say - you need to be your own advocate. It's important to understand that before you have a crisis too.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Milos Djukic!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #26 Thank you for reading @Alexa Steele!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 Well said @Mohammed A. Jawad, thanks so much!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 Great line @Larry Boyer, "If you're not a nail, find the right tool." So true! I'm sorry your son had to see many Dr's before finding the 'right' doctor. That's another point to bring up and I'm glad you mentioned it- if a person feels there is something being missed, don't stop 'doctor shopping,' until you feel secure with the Physician knowing he/she looking into everything possible and if they can't find answers yet feel there is something going on, a good Physician without an ego will refer you to a specialist. We had a very bad experience with a health issue that was being mishandled and a misdiagnosis, so I went to UPMC's website (always good to find a top notch facility in certain instances) and I looked for a specific Dept first, then checked healthgrades and read bio's on Physicians listed w/in the Dept I found suitable. I emailed the Department with specifics and we ended up with an appointment 2 weeks later with the Medical Director, all of my husband's Physician's are located there now thanks to referrals. It should not have to be this complicated. Thanks for your comment Larry and that's so sad about your grandmother being fed after a stroke, I'm assuming she wasn't able to swallow well at all?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #27 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #23 Hopefully the time that will come will be a long way off. Write notes now and keep them handy on your phone, just in case you may need to use them one day!! Something as simple as a hernia repair, well it's always good to be there and keep an eye on your loved one! @Dean Owen
  15. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel
    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel On November 1, 1932, Wernher von Braun signed a contract with the Reichswehr to conduct research leading to the development of rockets as military weapons. In this capacity, he would work for Captain Walter Dornberger. His association with...


    Gerald Hecht
    25/12/2016 #40 Gerald Hecht
    #39 @debasish majumder Thank you so much for taking the time to read this; I know that it is a longish journey...but is a journey down a "real life yellow brick road"...through several real life "Emerald Cities"...and a real life "realm of the wicked witch of the West and her sister...
    debasish majumder
    25/12/2016 #39 debasish majumder
    nice and informative article @Gerald Hecht! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/12/2016 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic Thank you for sharing this.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/12/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing this; I appreciate you for taking the time to do so;and for your graciousness.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    It seems that John Craven at the BBC is a controversial figure
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #35 Gordon Pye
    #33 Some argue that easy access to a public library is an anachronism in todayโ€™s age of Smart Phones and the internet, but since libraries now have proper computers perhaps nothing could be further from the truth. It could be said that Library Closures are an attack on the educational aspirations of those less fortunate enough to be on a subsistence income either through unemployment or disability.


    The burning question mus be is SpaceX a Wall Street Banking Cartel ICBM to launch Chemical, Biological or even a Dirty Bomb on any nation who's population use Democracy to Reject the current model of Global Capitalism ?
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #34 Gordon Pye
    I remember one famous British Nursery Rhyme includes the line " In the middle of a wood a Piggywigg stood with a ring in the end of its nose ", which would appear to personify the ideal lifestyle for the majority of UK under 30s. The rot set in when the BBC put John Craven ( Now anchor of Countryfile ) in BBC Children's Newsround ! The Muppet Show probably precipitated tie US Milenials !

    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #31 the best comedy seldom involves jokes...Dave Chapelle, George Carlin, Richard Pryor...they are teachers really.
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #32 Gordon Pye
    #29 Perhaps like Crooked Hitlary Clinton, perhaps Dick Turpin PhD & Co's apparent selective amnesia underlines their Criminal Intent to deceive the General Public for personal financial gain and or sexual favours perpetually immune from the Long Arm of the Law ?

    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #31 Gordon Pye
    Andrew Sachs made his name as an actor in an era when BBC Comedy was educational as well as absolutely hilarious at times, even the children's stuff, like Do Not Adjust Your Set with Micheal Palin, Terry Jones and David Jason, and despite the shoestring budget still funnier than BBC Comedy today !

    Explore https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/coal-shovel-frying-pan-white-heat-of-technology
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @David B. Grinberg I don't think that he paid much attention to his status within the Nazi party --I think he was mostly into the potential of rocket propulsion, the engineering of being able to control pitch, yaw, roll, and understand and control the relationship between thrust and acceleration, etc. in "Isaac Newton Land" because (not requiring atmospheric oxygen) rocket propulsion could theoretically result in controlled flight beyond our planet...In fact I believe that towards the of the war --high ranking Nazi officials had plans o kill him and his team rather than allow any of that stuff to fall into allied hands --they were thinking strictly in terms of unique weapons which the allies didn't posess. Sort of a German equivalent of Robert Oppenheimer...I've experienced the state of being so obsessed with getting a methodology or procedure to work...that I've been oblivious to the motivations of the people funding the endeavor; I think we've all experienced times where our Sunday priorities...seem different on Monday
    David B. Grinberg
    03/12/2016 #29 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Gerald, for another illuminating, informational and educational read. Yes, without Wernher von Braun's influence and intelligence sharing with NASA, who knows where our space program would have ended up back then. I would venture to guess the Soviets would have tried to recruit him and then beaten the USA in space science, innovation and technology -- which, as you astutely note, ultimately resulted in the Apollo program and landing the first men on the moon.
    Despite his ignominious background working for the Nazis during WWII, the USA appeared to have few reservations in quickly recruiting him to jump start and advance the American space program. This reminds me of the famous Machiavellian quote, "The end justifies the means." -- regardless of whether embracing him with open arms was morally right or wrong. What do YOU think?
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you kindly for sharing!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Paul Kemner must check it out --I love this kind of juxtaposition/sometimes "synchronicityish" stuff
    Paul Kemner
    03/12/2016 #26 Paul Kemner
    James Burke's PBS series "Connections" had a lot of interesting trails like this.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Phil Friedman I was about 8 or 9 when I joined a local 4-H club called the "Rocketeers" --Estes scale models with solid fuel canisters and glow plugs...they all had parachutes or streamers for recovery and the "safety is no accident" mantra was drilled into us and became second nature...first nature.

    Yet, you are correct --we all eventually froze into giant redwood sociopaths; frozen monsters of the forest --waiting for the perfect lodge (rented by lovers--for a romantic weekend) to fall upon...we were so young at the time--we couldn't have known; but deep down in our knotted redwood hearts...we know what we are...and we know that soon the day will come when there will be no forest, no lovers, no life;
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #23 Phil Friedman
    "Who cares ver der rockets kommen down, " said Werner von Braun -- our pet star Nazi. The history of rocketry is all along the story of the betrayal of humanity by amoral scientists who might very well have been sociopaths.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @Paul Kemner It (the actual event narrative) really sounds like some type of surreal, fractured, "post modern" fiction itself...I've been noticing more and more such phenomena --it seems. I like @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit description of "time travel phenomena".
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Thank you for for this amazing, multi-faceted comment. Your examples of the time travel aspect of the Internet truly brings that concept to life!
  16. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    New Drug Limits Then Repairs Brain Damage Caused by Stroke
    neurosciencenews.com Summary: Researchers report a potential new drug may reduce the number of brain cells destroyed by stoke and also help repair them.Source: University of Manchester.Researchers at The...


    Gerald Hecht
    27/11/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Ian Weinberg seems to be all kinds of Convergent Validity" on both the "heads" and "tails" sides!
    Ian Weinberg
    27/11/2016 #2 Ian Weinberg
    #1 Thanks for this @Gerald Hecht Looks like there's a strong general move towards the anti-proinflammatory cytokines. Will watch this space.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/11/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    @Ian Weinberg you may find this interesting...alternatively,you may not...submitted for your approval in either case ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  17. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich @Gary Sharpe @Ian Weinberg seen this?
    Gerald Hecht
    The Road Less Traveled: Alternative Pathways for Action-Verb Processing in Parkinson's Disease. - PubMed - NCBI
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of...


    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich yeah this was (for me) an unexpected functional connection...blew a lot of dust out of mind; the collective ..."the hive" --if you will, has a "nervous system" as well...when speech (so long it yells not "fire" in a crowded theater) is suppressed by the "PC Police" ...there will a mighty tremor wresting it back to the people; mark this well!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    22/11/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Thanks much @Gerald Hecht, this similiar article on how the cortico-cerebellar motor regions are strengthened perhaps to compensate for the basal ganglia dysfunction explains some of the gains Gary is seeing in terms of the ability to re-wire:

  18. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Don't Forget To Vote Tomorrow Everyone! Gerald Hecht
  19. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Boosting Pharma Operations for Revenue and Market Share
    Boosting Pharma Operations for Revenue and Market ShareLetโ€™s consider that a pharmaceutical company, after enjoying decades of market leadership without facing any strong competition or carrying major marketing campaigns, is now facing challenges as such increase in competitors, decreased market share,...
  20. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    On Conformity
    On Conformityโ€œMore hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.โ€ - C.F. SnowIt really is one of the greatest practical (pragmatic) jokes in all of Psychology; indeed it was inspired by the...


    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #62 Gerald Hecht
    #60 @debasish majumder it is sad that all of these studies have been done and we don't seem to learn...you have Philip Zimbardo's "Prison Study" in the 1970's...not only was the science/methodology done right...but the study proved its point so well that it HAD TO BE STOPPED AFTER TWO WEEKS!!!

    This was in the 1970's at Stanford; so naturally we would all think: "lesson learned"..,right?
    Then...inthe early 2000's the "geniuses" at the U.S. Defense Department allow Abu Grade to happen !!!

    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #61 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Lyon Brave we could do a joint "diffusion of responsibility thingie "...if he would get enough people to ensure we all turn into slackers and never actually finish it!
    debasish majumder
    07/01/2017 #60 debasish majumder
    what ever the education being imparted in the available system, it will only invoke to become more fool! the actual lessons being learnt while we give up the theoretical exercise and more prone to be ethical with human values, large being guided by circumstantial condition, where humanity is the major concern. without sympathy nothing could be achieved, even also in medical science. it is the human being out of all creatures in this world having the capacity to receive the quality of the matter available in this mundane world, being reflected in his faculty. however, nice insight @Gerald Hecht! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lyon Brave
    07/01/2017 #59 Lyon Brave
    @Gerald Hecht thank you for this post. I'm mirroring you to establish a bond. Aw, a psych joke.
    Gerald Hecht
    20/11/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #56 @Jim Murray It should also be noted that in the last week alone; the exponential increase in the number of nations rapidly moving toward isolationist, nationalistic/protectionist positions with a simultaneous increase in the influence of extreme right wing/neofascist political parties is something that hasn't been seen in a long time...indeed, your very own recent post (Attn: Canadians...popular vote going to Hillary...We of course are above that sort of thing...) --humorous/tounge-in-cheek; yes ...underlying nationalist passive-aggressive expression of Canadian moral superiority --also yes. I remember a while ago --at the very beginning of the Trump Campaign; (when nobody was taking it seriously at all)...saying: "It's all very funny/entertaining...right up until the second that it isn't..."
    Gerald Hecht
    20/11/2016 #57 Gerald Hecht
    #56 @Jim Murray Yes the original Milgram studies were designed as a sort of "post-mortem" of the Nuremberg courts...to resolve a nasty debate among academics as to whether the "only following orders thing " was an anomaly (a predisposition of "Germanic Culture") or whether the indoctrination to obey authority figures (parents, teachers, law enforcement officials, etc.) was pretty much universal in Western Cultures --built in to the "Romantic-Classical Dualism" in all societies built up from "Aristotelean Reason"...i.e., The USA, Canada, etc...Milgram demonstrated that horrific events requiring "Nuremberg type" war tribunal remediation were were just as likely to be required in Washington D.C. , Toronto, London, Paris, etc...at anytime --as a function of a sweeping reversal of economic fortune in nations; creating a zeitgeist in which (potentially "crazy") populist leaders appeared on the scene --with a message that resonated strongly enough...
    Jim Murray
    19/11/2016 #56 Jim Murray
    I seem to recall that the Nuremburg courts found that blind obedience to authority was no excuse. I kind of read between the lines here and have to tell you that I believe, In America, as of January whatever, civil disobedience will climb to astronomical levels. Mainly because the authority figures are not going to be respected. Some will blindly obey and those are the ones you want to steer clear of. You say you want a revolution...right after Christmas.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/11/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #52 @Peter van Doorn ...sounds like my late dad; he taught me things that are called "behaving decently"in the real world of interacting with people in the physical world...but are barely perceptible in the virtual world...and even more worrisome --the dynamics of the virtual world seem to be transforming the dynamics of the physical world more so than...what should be happening...the exact opposite
    Gerald Hecht
    14/11/2016 #54 Gerald Hecht
    #49 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit "personal compass" --almost makes failure to express non-dangerous moral protest as a "man made measurement instrument" limitation ...on the other hand you use the word "check"...implying that perhaps it is in need of recalibration; a recalibration that is in fact possible...that is what I like to think.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/11/2016 #53 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Peter van Doorn Yeah...I am experiencing a similar disconnect between "life as one sees it" ...and the baffling alternative dimension of social media; so much distortion, amplification variability...complete lack of engagement for tactile, olfactory, gustatory, nocioceptive...any interoceptive feedback "thingies"...it's impossible to be sure of what "identities" are really up to...my latest longform post (a test of some ideas pertaining to this) is behaving as expected...people are viewing it and then "slinking away" like they've been "bad dogs" or something...why? Because I used words almost guaranteed to keep folks from deploying "Phaedrus's analytic knife"...to even bother separating "what a thing is" versus "what a thing means"...it's all gone to far; IMO
    Milos Djukic
    07/11/2016 #50 Anonymous
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/11/2016 #49 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #48 not free but awareness of what freedom is, whether that is the Prisoner TV series from the 60's, George Orwell writing 1984 or the first Matrix movie - all of which knock on our life door and reminds us to check our own personal compass called freedom.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/11/2016 #48 Gerald Hecht
    #45 thank you for sharing your conviction that you are not a number; but rather: You are free
    Gerald Hecht
    06/11/2016 #47 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Peter van Doorn Thank you for sharing your point of view on this
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    05/11/2016 #45 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    All I have got to say here is "I am not a number, I am a free man"
    Gerald Hecht
    05/11/2016 #44 Gerald Hecht
    Peter Gabriel's ...https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=4xIePn4Uvdo
    Gerald Hecht
    05/11/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #42 @Peter van Doorn Well, in Milgram's original study; NOT EVERYONE (although most) followed orders all the way to the horrific conclusion --Peter Gabriel wrote a song about those who rebelled against killing someone because a guy dressed in authority clothes told them to. To Gabriel, they represented the last hope for humanity https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=amscaLF0xho
    Gerald Hecht
    05/11/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Phil Friedman As I am sure you know --in the famous Milgram Studies, 85% of ordinary citizens of New Haven Connecticut (in the early 1960's --volunteering to participate in a "Learning Experiment" for which they were paid $4.50)...were willing to electrocute a stranger (for incorrectly memorizing a list of words) because a guy in a white lab coat with a clipboard said: "administer the next shock and continue the experiment"...the "path lighting" on the route to hell probably flickers due to massive voltage fluctuations
    Phil Friedman
    03/11/2016 #40 Phil Friedman
    So, Gerald, no matter what a man does, "...If he does so with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him...."? That would seem to suggest that acts of murder, even genocide are okay, provided one does them for the "right" reason(s). However, the Second Scroll of The Wisdom of Chung King (circa 650 AD) says, "Beware of he who performs dastardly acts without conscious malice, because a pure heart is always accompanied by an empty mind." Eichmann showed us that evil can truly be banal, but none the less evil. And The road to hell is often lit with "pure" intentions.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/11/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht
    We see two different expressions; one by @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes and another by @jesse kaellis we ponder these with great care...
  21. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Pathogenic Thinking
    Pathogenic ThinkingLife is a full of conflicts. We experience conflict between new ideas and old ones, between the familiar and long-standing beliefs and the emerging new ones. We have conflict of interests. We have conflict between new strategies and old ones and...


    Ali Anani
    04/11/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #71 And may be to stop all wars @Robert Cormack
    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2016 #71 Robert Cormack
    There certainly are a lot of wars going on inside us, Ali. You'd think that would be reason enough not to start wars outside of us.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #70 Joanne Swecker
    #61 A beautiful addition @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and one worthy of practicing. I'm reminded that for years mediatation was the boat I used to make my way across the river, but once crossed the boat became non-essential.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #69 Joanne Swecker
    #58 Your creative mind plants seeds in fertile soil dear @Ali Anani and I'm most appreciative for you and your open hospitality.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #68 Joanne Swecker
    #59 Thank you @Sara Jacobovivi for the warm welcome. Consciousness and intelligence are synonymous for me. Asking the question where is intellignece, asks the mind for a point of reference and it is no where. When we use no thought to interpret it simply is here, present. The 'isness', we can say nothing about it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #67 Sara Jacobovici
    #61 #64 Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing my attention the comment of @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. This is a comment that I need to be with and will look forward to sharing my "thoughts".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #66 Ali Anani
    #65 Simply, you are an amazing human dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Your enriching comments reveal your great passion for others.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #65 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #63 It is a privilege to be connected with such evolved minds and souls, ever curious and ever-searching for meaning and answers, in their personal and professional lives, the way I am, here on beBee. I have rarely seen such Intellect, Passion, Reason, Rationale, Humour, Grit, Satire and Wit showcased on one platform the way it is here. The pleasure is all mine Sir! Shukran!
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #64 Ali Anani
    #61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- you shall find this comment of dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so deep. Just this part shows its quality "Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #63 Ali Anani
    #60 You are a "short-form communicator mostly", but extremely enlightening. You are a gift to us here dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #59 I am on the look out for your feedback @Sara Jacobovici. I welcome @Joanne Swecker greatly as I have frequently exchanged comments with her on LI and she always amazes me with the quality of her comments and before that the quality of herself as a great and passionate human.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #61 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #57 Dear Joanne, just to add to your thoughts ...from some reading I had done recently. I share thus:
    Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness. (This is generally done by observing the Breath calmly in a sitting posture, with closed eyes). Being deep in thought, evaluating an idea, process or concept is Contemplation. Focusing mentally on a Thought form/idea/ sound is akin to Meditation. A great lot of importance is given to the breathing rhythm and frequency which resonates with our thoughts and even health.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #60 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #33 Jawad Bhai! Thank you for the kind words! Everyone we meet here on this platform connects us either to the past, the present or the future. And helps us Branch out. Take deeper root. As fractals. As forms. As ideators. As creators. As rationalists. Or otherwise - setting up a flow. To help us Grow. I get so distraught at the paucity of time! So much to share and catch up on, but I steal moments off and on to read, respond, participate and share the best I can. My beBee interface is almost always on through the waking hours. I am a short-form communicator mostly. I have been writing off and on through the years, but in short couplets, paras, even doggerel, that fits the thoughts. But I believe I can get into a blogging mode eventually.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #59 Sara Jacobovici
    #57 #58 First, let me say how wonderful it is to see you on beBee @Joanne Swecker. Your comment is proof already of what a wonderful contribution you are and will be making to this site. Your comment is beautifully written and conceived. No less is the proof that it has inspired @Ali Anani. My gut/heart reaction to your comment Joanne is that you are introducing the concept of thoughts as an entity in and of themselves that can move in and out of our thought consciousness to be experienced but not owned. This inspires me to revisit Jung's collective unconscious and see how your insight/perspective fits in.
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    #57 Not less even by one inch what your comments inspire me with dear @Joanne Swecker. Even though you meant thought and not though in the following extract of your comment, but it got my mind brewing We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we recognize that though is an appearance in and of itself."
    Joanne Swecker
    02/11/2016 #57 Joanne Swecker
    Thoughts on thought Dear Ali...Where are thoughts located? When we come from an expanded and open perspective we can direct our experience to what is actually here right now, instead of our attention being scattered in thinking. We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we reccognize that though is an appearance in and of itself. Thought thinks about appearance, about this and that. But in this openess we come to allow this appearance, coming and going. What is aware of thought is never absent and thought has no intelligence of it's own. I am continually and eagerly challenged to observe my thoughts by your thinking.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #56 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #54 ha! Vacuum cleaners, i will have to remember that #
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #55 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #53 My daughter and I both sing in the car together, and we laugh at ourselves when ee make words up because we dont know all the words to some songs. Sure makes time go by faster and keeps the mind preoccupied
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Talking of energy-drainers, yes, I have read about such energy-vampires and experienced a few thank you! ;) They could be anywhere, among friends, family. I guess they are not to blame, but you do feel all drained up, awry and tired after even a brief stint/conversation/chat on the phone with them. Ah but it is so much easier to ignore such vacuum cleaners on a virtual platform! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #53 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Dear Lisa, as long as you are on song it's alright! ;) Even if none else can sing-a-long! :)
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    On Forcing Perception to Fit PreconceptionMYSTICISM VERSUS RATIONALITY...Preface:ย  This post is dedicated to Gerald Hecht, who has shown himself to be not only a paradigm of the "Mad Scientist", but someone of intellectual courage and integrity, who cares deeply for the true values of...


    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    09/11/2016 #155 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Winston Churchill said after one a lady chastised him for smoking 'madam you are ugly and you will still be ugly in the morning, this is a cigar and a cigar is a good smoke'.
    Mark Anthony
    08/11/2016 #154 Mark Anthony
    Thank you, @Gerald Hecht, I'm pleased you find it so exciting. I do like to ponder and ponder I do. As for the platform thingie , I don't know if I have worked anything out about anything to do with anything.One thing I am sure of though is I like to read yours and @Phil Friedman comments and posts. You both, IMO have a vast array of knowledge and expertise that intrigues and interest me. Freud also said " Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"#153
    Gerald Hecht
    08/11/2016 #153 Gerald Hecht
    #149 @Mark Anthony this is all so exciting ...the cancer (and prosthetic jawbone prosthetic "thingie", the morphine euthanasia by a close friend, addictive behavior as displacement for masturbation compulsion (wouldn't compulsive masturbation or obsessive thoughts of same...BE an addictive behavior?); Is this platform designed to feed "idiomatic American writing styles" to the Russian teenagers for their malware algorithms? So many fascinating things to ponder...
    Gerald Hecht
    08/11/2016 #152 Gerald Hecht
    Wow--So I've neither literary nor mystical potential (I've given up on posing queries to my shit --it's like taking to a wall); I'm okay with just digging a new outhouse ; 'crept when it's really cold
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2016 #151 Phil Friedman
    #149 Mark, isn't that TMI about non-smokers? :-) No, don't answer that!
    Mark Anthony
    08/11/2016 #149 Mark Anthony
    Freud was put to death by his great friend who kindly gave him an overdose of amber nectar @Gerald Hecht. You know he refused to stop smoking his cigars despite having a prosthesis in his jaw . The man still continued practicing until his dying day . Actually his house in London is now a little museum . If you guys ever come to the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง give me a shout . He had an interesting theory of addiction , a displacement activity for masturbation .
    Mark Anthony
    08/11/2016 #148 Mark Anthony
    @Phil Friedman negative? How dare they . I am feeling rather protective . Perhaps it is some sort of transference response due to the absence of a good enough father figure whilst going through my psychosexual developmental years . #139
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    07/11/2016 #147 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    The rational mystic often looks to debunk what is being presented in order to find the truth of the matter one who does not do this even as a mystic does not act with responsibility to oneself which is deny ones ability to question all even that which is revived through mysticism.

    Or to say any mystic who doesn't question their own shit is a charlatan.

    While scientific method gets applied to science alone it is done so in error. Most human being engage in it without thinking about it. It is when we take what is spoon fed to us without questioning it that we make a slave of ourselves to whoever has the best bullshit.

    Even Buddha said question everything even that which I tell you.

    A true mystic applies more scientific thinking than you have suggested and in order to keep from making the same mistake you might want to talk to a few true mystics before judging and condemning them as a whole. .
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #146 Phil Friedman
    #144 thank you, Claire, for the exceedingly kind words. I value my connections with you and others like you. Cheers!
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    07/11/2016 #145 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    #142 Very interesting article on Freud @Gerald Hecht - like you I can't understand why so much of his work has been suppressed.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    07/11/2016 #144 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    #139 You are not always negative Phil! Provocative and Stimulating Debate - Yes.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/11/2016 #143 Gerald Hecht
    #140 @Phil Friedman I'm such an idiot --I left out the "punchline" for most of his career --he posited that all psychopathologies were based on "early sexual...whatevers".

    All based on a handful of young female patients who were asked to close their eyes and "free associate" and talk about their "dreams" and "fantasies" in a darkened office...lying on a couch ...in a "situation" involving i.v. cocaine use...
    ...but remember --I'm the "crazy one"...
    Gerald Hecht
    07/11/2016 #142 Gerald Hecht
    #140 @Phil Friedman This is a thing I had lying around my office as a starting point --I don't really have the time or interest to follow up right now; I've got my own "sex, drugs, rock and roll stuff" to attend to: http://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/24/science/freud-secret-documents-reveal-years-of-strife.html
    Gerald Hecht
    07/11/2016 #141 Gerald Hecht
    #140 @Phil Friedman but do PLEASE fact check me...I for one am dying to know what could possibly be in the letter (sealed under court order)in possession of the Freud Estate which cannot be opened until we are all dead! Freud died in 1939!!
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #140 Phil Friedman
    #138 Gerald, thank you for the information. Fascinating and eye-opening. Also provides opening for all manner of puns --- from which I think I shall stay away as though they were the plague. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #139 Phil Friedman
    #136 Maybe not, Mark. But according to the Honey Bees, I am always negative. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    07/11/2016 #138 Gerald Hecht
    #133 @Phil Friedman I know that I am not an articulate person; I will try to make a paint by numbers framework before I go:
    1) Vienna--the Victorian Age
    2) Women in the workplace or otherwise having the disposable income needed to lie on Sigmund's couch.
    3) Recently Opened Document (sealed under court order by the Freud Estate until October 2016.
    4) Contents of Letter Sent by enraged husband of 20 year old spouse involving "unclad bodies" on an "ornate couch" in an office "littered with hypodermic syringes and the substance which Sigmund had written extensively on earlier (before having to submit retractions by editorial board of several medical journals)
    5) Financial Settlement and "gag order" mutually agreed upon by husband and Freud (sealed until 2016 as mentioned)
    6) Sevaral more sealed letters exist in Freud Estate --one until 2075
    Mark Anthony
    07/11/2016 #137 Mark Anthony
    @Gerald Hecht was that the same practitioner that tried inducing epileptic fits in patients with Schizophrenia because of something he noticed ? Oh well I guess you gotta give it a go haven't you . ๐Ÿ˜‰#132
    Mark Anthony
    07/11/2016 #136 Mark Anthony
    @Phil Friedman you are absolutely right . There was some research carried out some time ago into the efficacy of talking therapies and the outcome said just that . The approach used made no difference, the relationship with the therapist is what mattered most . (BTW are you ever wrong ?) #135
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #135 Phil Friedman
    #134 Mark, I do not question that there are successful therapies nominally based on Freudian "theory". And although my guess is that I am far less expert than you in this matter, my personal opinion is that the successes are likely tied to the individual practitioners. For in psychotherapy, as in education, my belief is that the nature and character of the therapist or teacher is much more important that the "theory" nominally followed. All of which is, of course, totally independent of the question whether Freudian theory --- or for that matter, Friedian observation --- is scientific. Thank you for reading and commenting with insight here.
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