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  1. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs
    Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programsTo provide guidance to State Cooperative Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs electing to use a data system other than FSISโ€™s Public Health Information System (PHIS) for meeting the โ€œat least equal toโ€ data system essentials.II. BACKGROUNDThe...


    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    26/05/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Cool Meaty Buzz!!! :~))
  2. Brigette Hyacinth
    Almost everyone aspires to be a leader but the chief ingredient that makes a leader effective is the followers. Followers are an essential part of the leadership equation. My ongoing research on Leadership has led me to propose 7 Types of Followers:

    1. Sycophants: the flatterersโ€”yes people. Sycophants are not truthful and can set the leader up for a great fall.
    2. Critics: the opposition. The detractorโ€™s goal is to challenge and question the leaderโ€™s every behaviour and policy.
    3. Realists: the constructive critical thinkers. If they agree with the current course of action, they will back the leader 100%. Alternatively, if they disagree, they will give constructive feedback.
    4. Loyalists: the genuine supporters. They are highly engaged and work hard to support the leader.
    5. Traitors: the silent haters and conspirators. They have strong negative emotional feelings about the leader and secretly work to undermine him / her.
    6. Spectators: the observers. They hold a position of neutrality about the leader.
    7. Opportunists: the freebooters. They see the leader as a means to an end.

    Followers impact leaders and the Leadership process.
    Brigette Hyacinth


    Brigette Hyacinth
    26/05/2017 #1 Brigette Hyacinth
    โ€œFocusing on leadership alone is like trying to understand clapping by studying only the left hand.โ€ โ€”Jonathan Haidt
  3. Laurent Boscherini
    By Olivier Desbarres
    Laurent Boscherini
    Asian currencies keeping their head in a world losing its own - Olivier Desbarres
    www.olivierdesbarres.co.uk In his latest article, Independent strategist Olivier Desbarres discusses the latest news and activity in global financial...
  4. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    How Companies Can Foster Work-Life Integration to Maximize Productivity
    How Companies Can Foster Work-Life Integration to Maximize ProductivityNews flash for employers: too many traditional work management models are antiquated in today's high-tech Information Age. Put simply, they donโ€™t result in high productivity, accountability or employee engagement. New times call for new...


    David B. Grinberg
    26/05/2017 #18 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen for taking the time to read this and share your important insights and astute analysis. You both make excellent points, as usual. I appreciate the value you have added to this timely topic.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    26/05/2017 #17 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    You know @David B. Grinberg, it comes down to "Life". While I don't like the song as much, I love the lyrics:

    โ€œno such thing as spare time,
    no such thing as free time,
    no such thing as down time,
    all you got is life timeโ€ฆ go!โ€

    โ€”Henry Rollins, Shine

    Now apply that to the various aspects of life, whether personal or professional and you have something.

    I didn't mean to sidetrack, yet felt like sharing that. Enjoyed learning about the ROWE method. It seems that many of the organizations I have worked with are still stuck in 20th (some even in 19th) century employment models. Which begs the question, are we ready for change? There are days, and despite our best efforts, that I think the answer is a "no".

    Interesting statistic I heard a while back from the Dept. of Labor, that ~65% of kindergartners today will work in jobs that don't even exist today. . . I wonder what the model will look like for my 5 year old in 20 years. . .
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/05/2017 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    First of all David, this article and thinking in it is excellent with one proviso which is the expression "work-life".
    It is good that we are challenging the nonsense term "Work-Life Balance" and it represents 20th Century thinking, but changing it "Work-Life Integration" makes sense but it is still placated in 20th Century thinking.

    What you have written is an ideal situation but this is not the world most organizations live in. If proof be needed that they are not, it is in acceptable prejudices such as ageism still dominant both as mythologies and memes - 20th Century thinking.

    The modern organization is still on the track of career path thinking. This is why I find personal branding as a concept equally antiquated as the expression "work-life". The career path is predicated on education, then the career-path and then retirement. This is classic 20th Century mind.

    Your article and thinking is not antiquated, because the 21st Century value in it lends to what I call "Life Path Thinking". Life path is the integration because it first places meaning back in the home, and secondly it does not discern about work which is paid and which is beyond profit (Note I did not use the equally antiquated wording NON-PROFIT).

    Organizations continue to hire leaders with 20th Century thinking - we hire people with antiquated notions of leadership. I know when an organization has hired 20th Century leadership because that organization uses antiquated terms. LIFE PATH not work-life. In this regard I am the voice of the 21st Century.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    22/05/2017 #15 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Very good detailed reports
    David B. Grinberg
    17/05/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your valuable feedback and important insights @John White, MBA @Antonio L Rodrรญguez del Pozo @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador @Pascal Derrien @Danish Charles. Many thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this buzz.
    Danish Charles
    16/05/2017 #13 Danish Charles
    Great article.
    I believe adapting new techniques eg: Automation process and using support of useful softwareโ€™s in production and operation side will help to improve productivity and better result. Developing technical research team is a useful part for every industry.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    Some topics of interests inded and great pointers, companies are not at the races on this, I was given 4 Mach hires a while back along side a book on how to manage millennials I laughed and never read the book they all left the company , different values and not caught in the rat race yet for some that's it
    Antonio L Rodrรญguez del Pozo
    15/05/2017 #10 Antonio L Rodrรญguez del Pozo
    Excellent, Bob Dylan announced back in 1964, a major change is gonna come, or better said has arrived. The quiz question here is are we ready for the change/s?
    John White, MBA
    15/05/2017 #9 John White, MBA
    David, you should tweet this to buzz @bebee. It qualifies for promotion on social media.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/05/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your important insights and valuable feedback on this issue, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA . Many thanks and keep buzzing!
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    14/05/2017 #7 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Thanks David, very thoughtful article. The elephant pic says it all "Balance is Key". Some people may need the discipline of being in the office to produce their best/ other may thrive by working from home. The model should always allow both options in my opinion.

    Having said one needs to reflect on why the Yahoo CEO (for e.g.) stopped the "working from home" concept; there must have been a downside?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/05/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Excellent buzz as usual @David B. Grinberg. You brought up a lot of great points. I can think of jobs where people are employed to work 8-10 hours per day and possibly put in on average 3-4 hours. I'm going back to my experience in an office. I will say, it seems those who were paid less did more work and upper level managers spent a lot of time doing nothing ( I kid you not). Now, I don't want to insinuate that it's like this in most offices, that was my personal experience.

    This made me laugh but there is truth in it: "Even work-life balance experts are awful at balancing work and life." I'm sure it is hard but it's possible if people brainstorm. Integration is key.

    Personally, I'd love to see many more Companies who can afford to have work done outside of an office hire more remote workers. I'm going to be frank, there would be less people on disability if they were able to work from home. There are many capable workers who would work hard and be dependable if they were afforded jobs within their homes. There are opportunities in larger cities for hotels, airlines (IE; Customer Service, Reservations etc... ) but not in rural areas. I hope we see trends changing.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/05/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your valuable perspective which is always polite, constructive and most appreciated @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Erroll -EL- Warner @Phil Friedman You all make excellent points, as usual.
    Phil Friedman
    14/05/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Many good points here, David, plus more than a small measure of wisdom. As you correctly point out, people should be paid for what they produce, not for the hours they spend producing virtually nothing. As a consultant, I would add that people are entitled to be paid for what they know, as well as for what they do. Because what they know can make or save money for those who employ them. Thanks, David, for speaking truth. Cheers!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    14/05/2017 #3 Erroll -EL- Warner
    The problem is most Human Resources and recruiting professional don't have the modern equipment to do their jobs. In addition, most are not exposed to the latest training strategies and techniques to perform their job effectively. A recent survey stated that 60% of executives are not satisfied with their Human Resources and recruiting team. Those executives are the ones to blame rather having them complaining. Institutions are recruiting low-level talents and placing them into competitive positions they are unable to manage. Such situation creates dissatisfaction among employees. Also, many organizations lack open communication which intern prevent the creation of innovative ideas and transparency.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    13/05/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great buzz @David B. Grinberg. Many thanks

    "Work-life balance has been eclipsed by a new buzz term: work-life integration."

    Most succesful entrepreneurs are an example of work-life integration instead of "work life balance" as separates lifes. In my humble opinion we have only one life and integration is powerful.

  5. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    The Importance of Not Giving a ****
    The Importance of Not Giving a ****When I was young, I lived my life according to everyone elseโ€™s expectations. Even when I thought I was blazing a trail and doing my own thing, I was still conforming to another group of peopleโ€™s expectations. I was a giver and a people pleaser; a...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #10 Jimbo cool name for the favourite Jim ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/05/2017 #10 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #8 Thanks, Jimbo!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/05/2017 #9 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #7 Haha! You go girl!
    Jim Murray
    26/05/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    My kind of post, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier You're a girl after my own heart. Nicely done, and true to the nth degree.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #7 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Yeah I remember this dialogue in the movie big mama I guess " โ€œIf Mama ainโ€™t happy, ainโ€™t nobody happy.โ€
    Supercool buzz. I've stop taking people's bullshit as well. Too tiring my God!
    Fake friend's, negative people, selfish people they better stay away from me coz I ain't gonna be ok with the crap they put up.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/05/2017 #6 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Thank you for sharing, @Milos Djukic. :)
    Pascal Derrien
    26/05/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Good on you :-)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/05/2017 #3 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #2 Yes, but it wouldn't make for a very catchy title, would it? LOL
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/05/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    In mixed company, you could frame not giving a shit as 'having my priorities straight'.

    Great post Renรฉe.
    Luis Piriz
    26/05/2017 #1 Luis Piriz
    Cool, Renee !!! L O L. !!!!
  6. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    6 Benefits of Flexible Working Hours for Start-Ups
    6 Benefits of Flexible Working Hours for Start-UpsEntrepreneurs are faced with the difficult decision of having a fixed or flexible work schedule for their employees. The digital age has brought with it the option to work from anywhere. Remote working and flexible hours are tomorrowโ€™s norm....


    David B. Grinberg
    26/05/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Juan, I also want to add per point #6 that studies and anecdotal evidence show that more Millennials view work autonomy as a non-negotiable job criteria. Moreover, Millennial workers are in high demand and will soon comprise the majority of the global workforce compared to other age groups, especially as Baby Boomers and GenXers increasingly retire. I also assume that Gen Z -- the younger cohort of Millennials -- will also demand flexible work options as a prerequisite for considering any job offer. Although most members of Gen Z are still in high school, the oldest members of this demographic are starting to graduate college and embark on their first professional jobs. Therefore, flex work is a major incentive to them as well.
    Thus, it's important for employers to recognize why flex work makes good business sense from the standpoint of recruiting, hiring and retaining the best available talent, particularly among a new generation of young people. Employers who ignore flex work options do so at their peril, as talented applicants will be hired by the competition. On the employee side, it's critically important to remember that with increased work autonomy comes increased accountability and trust by management.
    Thanks again, Juan, for a terrific and timely read. FYI - here's another buzz I wrote about an emerging flex work management model: Results-Only Work Environments (ROWE) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/new-work-paradigm-for-millennials-gen-z-is-results-only
    David B. Grinberg
    26/05/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Juan, on another brilliant buzz full of important insights and astute advice. I've been a long-time proponent of work flexibility because, put simply, it just makes good business sense in today's fast-evolving mobile, digital and virtual high-tech workplace.
    Thus, I hope employers take note of the business benefits you point out of allowing flexible work options for employees -- which, as you note above, increases engagement, productivity, morale, job satisfaction, and company loyalty (among other things).
    FYI, here's my buzz from June 2016 on the Top 10 reasons why telework makes good business sense https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/top-10-reasons-why-telework-makes-good-business-sense-in-the-digital-age
    John White, MBA
    26/05/2017 #10 John White, MBA
    364 tweets scheduled. :)
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    26/05/2017 #9 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    Quite frankly this is at the heart of why most people, including myself, would chose to work for a start-up. After having run a company that operated for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, I wanted a job that afforded me the time-space to be creative in way that was better for me. A traditional CEO role at a traditional company would simply have me in the same grind I left when I sold my business. beBee offices are in a Wework in New York which is filed with start ups. The flexibility of work hours can be seen on the faces of people walking around there. They are happy, they socialize more and just seem way more creative. This is a great post, sharing... @John White, MBA @Virag Gulyas
    debasish majumder
    26/05/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    nice share @Juan Imaz! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for such enriching post.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/05/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    thank you, start-ups will be grateful for this post!
    Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    26/05/2017 #5 Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    Thanks @Juan Imaz for this article. Start up companies that implement these steps will be able to read and adapt to changes quicker than those sticking steadfastly to their old failing structure.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/05/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I am glad that this buzz leads with the word "Workers' and not "Employees". Workers should denote those people who do the work. That is not necessarily true with the word "employees" when it means being employed under someone else's dime. Employees are pampered in large organizations but workers still do the work.

    The next key word is agile. Agile works when the workers an organization hires are really good, they know how to do the job and the organization has headhunted the best of the best - so why then would an organization stand in their way and create rules that impeded and get in the way of their job. If you hire the best, let them work and here flexible hours are intelligent hours. It is a win-win - a worker that wants to work and wants to flourish using abilities and gaining new abilities.

    The reason organizations with bloated HR need to create policies is because not all organizations can command the best minds, so an organization hires B-Players or what Steve Jobs called BOZO LEADERSHIP and the whole organization is then either dumbed down or policy driven because the policy is to protect the organization from bad workers. This is when comedies like Office Place find their material for "TPS Reports" and having these "Lumbergs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy3rjQGc6lA In this case flexible work is a crazy idea - to give people who are experts at playing the game, the opportunity to game flexible time - not good.

    Bottom dollar, hire really good people, get out of the way unless they ask for development and then work on a win-win basis, but hire a good person and throw them into an "employee culture" and expect the good person to be the one who is burned. So if your organization needs to downsize, do not call me - I have become very tired watching over decades, this kind of BS. Flexible work is not BS but it needs to stay clear of BS in order to create a win-win scenario.
    Laurent Boscherini
    26/05/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Juan Imaz for sharing your excellent approach to enlight the flexibilty's prism. I like very much the idea like compensating differentials to steer the work efficiency needs, targeted. That can be an entire package of well-being in corporate life, to reduce the paradox of the risk intermingling between work and family life, if strict boundaries can be set and shared both sides.
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    26/05/2017 #2 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Flexibility is certainly one of the rising values, Thanks @Juan Imaz
  7. Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Featured on GlobalSpec's website - How does the current digital revolution compare with past industrial revolutions?
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    How Does Today's Digital Revolution Compare to the Industrial Revolution of the Past? | Engineering360
    insights.globalspec.com Larry Boyer, Director of IHS Advanced Analytics, discusses today's digital revolution and how it compares to the earlier industrial...


    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    26/05/2017 #1 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    In order to successfully navigate the 4th Industrial Revolution, understand what is similar and different from past industrial revolutions. #4IR
  8. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    5 Tips To Cultivate Self Confidence
    5 Tips To Cultivate Self ConfidenceChange is the only constant. Highs and lows are part of life and living but very often when they are internalised subconsciously they get projected outward by your behavioural traits. They are then one of the parameters of how you are perceived in...


    Savvy Raj
    26/05/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    Louise Smith
    26/05/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    Hi @Savvy Raj These are 5 of the best ways to help with self confidence ! Louise
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/05/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    In the perfect world we live with a family that loves us and home is where our confidence is. This however is rare, either the home is torn asunder by economic pressures, or people try make their way to the outside world, and it is in this harsher environment that self-confidence becomes a survival skill. Counting on people who may or may not be the friends we think they are, needs us to rely more on prescription, then life is search for a happiness pill.

    This is where me and @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee can enjoy our difference, because two of his greatest idols are much more like me and they are Sevy Ballestros and Rafeal Nadal. Where I share a commonality with @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee is the root of working class life.

    Sevy pushed back at authority and wanted to change the game, and he was a kind of a daredevil. It is the dark and the light that made him. Nadal's greatest strengths stem from what some would see as a weakness, which is his capacity to doubt.

    This is what Nadal said about confidence in at Time magazine article :

    "On confidence .. http://time.com/108222/rafael-nadal-interview/

    โ€œI doubt about myself,โ€ Nadal says. โ€œI think the doubts are good in life. The people who donโ€™t have doubts I think only two things: arrogance or not intelligence.โ€

    Now if this reality does not fit the scenario of tips for confidence then don't shoot the messenger. I love a yin-yang life, I love healthy contradictions in character. I agree with Nadal but I am not him.
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    26/05/2017 #1 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
  9. Flรกvio Rodrigues Vieira
    โ€œIt is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.โ€ โ€• Epictetus. Flรกvio Rodrigues Vieira


    Flรกvio Rodrigues Vieira
    26/05/2017 #3 Flรกvio Rodrigues Vieira
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Thank you very much for the compliment, but do not praise so much, I can end up getting used to it, lol have a great weekend! =)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    26/05/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Indeed! Nice to buzz into you again, @Flรกvio Rodrigues Vieira
  10. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    FOOD SAFETY TIPS shared by BILL STANKIEWICZUSDA Encourages the Use of Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this SummerUSDA Office of CommunicationsPress (202) 720-9113Consumer Inquiries (888) 674-6854WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 โ€” Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty...
  11. Tanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray
    Moved Permanently
    goo.gl 40 Most Common Job Interview...
  12. Javier Garcรญa Moreno
    ยฟCreamos algรบn Anuncio en Instagram?
    Javier Garcรญa Moreno
    Cรณmo hacer anuncios en Instagram - Guรญa fรกcil โ€ข Adveischool
    adveischool.com Guรญa fรกcil para hacer anuncios en Instagram. Te explicamos cรณmo configurar una campaรฑa en 7 pasos. Descubre todas sus...
  13. ProducerTanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray

    India Job Market 2017: Core Problems & Advice for Job Seekers
    India Job Market 2017: Core Problems & Advice for Job SeekersWorried about the recent job market slow down, job cuts and unemployment? Know the reasons behind the sluggish job market, current hiring trends, top recruiting sectors, and tips on job hunting.Last week #LinkedInTopCompanies was the trending on...
  14. Tanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray
    Hot Careers to Consider as the Indian Job Market Slowdowns Heavily
    goo.gl Currently, the Indian youth is overwhelmed with three big issues. The first one is Baahubali 2. Since its release, the movie has been literally ruling the box office, and creating numerous records. After a...
  15. Sandeep Mehta

    Sandeep Mehta

    Sikkim Mountaineer Summits Mt Everest without Oxygen.
    Read Here:
    Sandeep Mehta
    Sikkim Mountaineer Summits Mt Everest without Oxygen ยป Northeast Today
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  16. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    #USBuzz #2: How to create a power profile on beBee
    #USBuzz #2: How to create a power profile on beBee This week Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood & Virag talk about why it is crucial to fill in all the sections when you sign-up for any social media platforms, and especially when you register on beBee.com.ย Tag a friend you think would benefit from these...


    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/05/2017 #4 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Matt ๐Ÿ SweetwoodAny suggestion for a Camera? Not a Camara, we all already have one at Bebee!
    John White, MBA
    25/05/2017 #2 John White, MBA
    Well done! Great suggestions and you two are hilarious!
  17. Sandeep Mehta

    Sandeep Mehta

    Kashmir Cycling Challenge:Adil,Saqib secure victories in respective categories.
    Read Here: https://goo.gl/hrCw72
    Sandeep Mehta
  18. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Dating Advice: Sex Is Better With the "Devil's Lettuce."
    Dating Advice: Sex Is Better With the "Devil's Lettuce."โ€œDrugs havenโ€™t helped my sex lifeโ€Šโ€”โ€Šneither has dating, for that matter.โ€ ย AnonymousSome people need sex aids and stimulants more than others. I donโ€™t because my sex life consists of writing about sex. When Iโ€™m not doing that, I practice alone a...


    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #25 Robert Cormack
    I wish I'd known this term when I wrote my novel, @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen. It might have even affected the title. Maybe "You Can Lead a Horse to Water (But You Can't Make It Eat The Devil's Lettuce)"#24
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    26/05/2017 #24 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Thanks for the laugh this morning @Robert Cormack, and thanks for giving us the new term "Devils Lettuce". . .
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #23 Robert Cormack
    I haven't seen the rubber mallet featured in a movie, @Chas Wyatt. I hold the rights to it, actually, something I intend to monetize at some point in the future. You can use it for sex, test reflexes or reset your partner's brain, depending on force and accuracy. I'll also write about it in the future as "Rubber Mallets I've Used and Loved"#22
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    26/05/2017 #22 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Robert Cormack, I had never heard the term "Devil's Lettuce" before; it must be a hold-out from the 50's 'Reefer Madness' propaganda. I do recall telling my dad that those exotic looking plants in the garden were "African Tomatoes". He only bought it for a short time period, though. I guess short-term memory loss explains recollections of epic orgasms. Is the rubber mallet featured in "Fifty Shades Darker", or something?๐Ÿ”จ
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #21 Robert Cormack
    #18 Never hurts to get someone's attention, @Brian McKenzie
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    #15 Interesting, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. There's a lot of that in my "Horse" novel. In fact, by the end, they're making gourmet grass brownies, including lemon zest and a hint of chilly
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #19 Robert Cormack
    Bill's Best Buzz Award accepted, @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador. Trying to think what I'll say in my speech. Probably something funny. Yeah, it should be funny. Maybe a Trump joke, have to think about that.#13
    Brian McKenzie
    26/05/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie
    Rubber Mallets you say, ..........hmmmmm.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #17 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 (cont) The engineer exclaimed, "Oh--hash brownies!" I put on my widest grin and said, "yup." Within a few hours, the laughter was raucous coming from the R&D dept. The Engineer frantically came to me and said, "Were those hash brownies?" I said,"yes--grass brownies." He said, "Why didn't you tell me?" I said, "I did."
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #15 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 @Robert Cormack You'll want to read this along with Paul. So it was the 70s. I worked in an engineering dept. Women were being force-fed into the system by affirmative action. It was the beginning of semiconductor tech, and we were space cadets and said so. There was one engineer who was famous for dubbing test and production area's mistakes as hash-brownie time. I still remember his singsong tone--"It's HASH BROWnie time." Xmas came and I pulled his name out of the grab for gifts. I made the most deeelicious brownies ever. I had a coworker buy me an ounce of the best grass ever, whipped up a batch of chocolate gold with the better part of the ounce in it, and proudly presented my gift at Xmas.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
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    26/05/2017 #13 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Wow, I learn something new every day here on beBee. Never heard of devils lettuce , being in Food ๐Ÿฅ˜ Logistics and Cold storage I thought is this a new produce item???? Made me laugh, please accept Bill Best Buzz Award for the evening ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #12 Robert Cormack
    #8 Thanks @Aleta Curry.
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #11 Robert Cormack
    #7 It's been a while since fatties and sex were so closely linked. I remember it was back in '69, but we linked everything back then. Thanks for reading, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    #6 Yeah, MS is no picnic. My mother died of ALS. Glad I was able to give you a smile, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Take care.
    Robert Cormack
    26/05/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    I hadn't hear of "Devil's Lettuce" until I was researching. Some things jump out at you and the next thing you know, you've got a post. Imagine finding our cattle outnumber women 27:1 in Wyoming. There really is humorous in everything. Thanks for reading, @Paul Walters#5
    Aleta Curry
    26/05/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    That's pretty funny.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/05/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hmmm, a hash-brownie recipe perhaps?
    Can't say as I ever noticed if the "lettuce" helped or hurt. It's been quite a while. I'll leave it you to decide whether I'm talking about a fatty or sex itself.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #6 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I don't write much about sex; I just read you. I swear I got off twiddling with the keyboard before MS stole my hands. Used to tell people it was better than sex. Now nothing works, so I read you. But you make me laugh. Horny no. But at least I'm better informed because of you. Thanks for a great read--and a great laugh.
    Paul Walters
    26/05/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Robert Cormack I had never heard the moniker . " the devil's lettuce' I bloody love that !!! You just made my day. Great piece thanks Robert ! Oh by the way , I live in a country where getting caught with a joint can get you up to 10 years in a not so nice place so I believe that the authorities believe that it is indeed 'the devils lettuce !
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  24. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis.
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    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #41 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #39 My prayer's and support for you Aaron
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #40 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #39 I am honored. Thank you.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    26/05/2017 #39 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    MS is such a horrible disease @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, I have no words. You are a brave soul Joyce, thank you for sharing. I will again be cycling in another MS150 ride in a few weeks to support The MS Society and the millions like you who suffer from MS. Your name is among the other friends and family what will be displayed on my "I Ride for" tag.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #38 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #34 See--knowing what I know can be retraumatizing. My thought process translates such things into children being put at risk--a most horrendous thing if you ask me. Considering such things is what I think I should avoid in order to better manage my disease. But you might just as well ask me to stop breathing.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #36 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #34 Of course, the institution is bucking the assertion of allegations into records. No wonder. But the threat of my going public has changed their tune a bit.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #35 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #34 There is only one state that has abolished the Statute of Limitations for such abuses. I forget which. Massachusetts--where I live--changed the Statute of Limitations to 35 years. So from here on in, professionals (or anyone, for that matter) should be able to be prosecuted in this state. Mandatory Reporting Laws across the US are being diluted with "frivolous" reporting clauses. In Massachusetts, Mandatory Reporting Laws are currently under consideration for changes. Under current law, if the person has reached the age of majority, the abuse does not need to be reported. But predators do not stop predating, so it is hoped that all abuses that occurred against anyone as a child must be reported if the law is changed. This was my dilemma. I reported for a second time when I was about 29. So it wasn't reported. Records were whitewashed. Allegations were not recorded in any way. To my way of thinking, this was unethical. I'm in the process of having those allegations inputted into my records.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #34 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #32 A priest once tried to abuse me. He was for sure scared because I was a smart one big mouth. I told him I tell my mom and my favourite teacher everything I do. He said he'd give me pocket money when ever I needed and he would do a physical examination of me. I was not ill and I told him what for brother ? I dont need any money and walked away. Later I told this to my teacher who told me never to meet him alone again but she was too shy to explain what abuse was I guess! So I always took 2 or 3 friends with me when we had to meet him for our catechism class work. She had advised me not to tell anyone or my mother all this and I haven't till date. So thats how these black sheeps escape. I think I knew what abuse was only after I finished college. They never told about all this stuff when I was in school. Such a closed shell we lived in.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #33 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #31 Complex trauma holds the following categories--severe child abuse, concentration camp survivors, and prisoners of war. Childhood sexual abuse can be viewed as complex trauma in some cases. Trauma is an injury, which, I am thinking, is why professionals are having such a hard time classifying it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM). Professionals find it hard to admit the brain can be "injured" by events. I believe if you feel that an event has caused injury you can consider it traumatic. An example of my complex trauma is here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/my-story-of-abuse
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #32 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #30 Oh yes--I am rehashing my book. And--you'll love this--the Catholic Church was involved.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #31 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #29 You should write about trauma and what classifies as trauma. Honestly I think i know I've experienced trauma never realising it as one. What are the thing's one should consider as trauma?
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #30 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #29 I do hope you have a book written about all this stuff to publish and make known to this world all these decievers. I will market your book for free.
    People need to accept and react to such people. Even now this is happening. Priest's who are supposed to protect are pouncing on young children. I think the solution to that would have the priests castrate themselves on their coronation. God forgive me if Iโ€™m wrong but thats how angry I am when I read about them abusing children.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #29 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #25 Thank you for your Tweets, Fatima. Hopefully, I will get some of this stuff resolved. I was raked over the coals by so many due to my investigations, and the pathology of some of them is severe, so I will not even attempt some. But I can restore some of my reputation. Those who suffer complex trauma often go on to suffer what is called institutional trauma. It is fascinating to see all this stuff from the inside, but disturbing to have to unravel it for myself and others. Myself primarily.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #28 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #27 You get bored Lol your a treat Joyce. Everything you say in your post pretty much happens everywhere in the world. If we report the ones who deceive us who are celebrated by everyone we become pirates I suppose. A never ending topic and a never solving issue I should say.
    Like imagine the way medical check up were introduced just so they can suck more blood and money from the people.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #27 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #25 But the strength? I have no choice in the matter. Thank you for your comment. I do realize I could just give up and got to bed and did so for about a year. It's taking too damn long for my body to give out, so I got bored and here I am.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #26 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #25 If you read @Ian Weinberg's stuff on neuroscience, he mentions in comments (I think or perhaps on one of my pieces on MS) that this disease can be caused by trauma. I am currently trying to relieve the sources of trauma I can. I have records loosely affiliated to https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception that I am trying to have amended. It's a source of anger for me, and anger is not a good thing. I spoke to a woman yesterday. The policy is to allow the professional to deny the amendment, but I am accusing the professional of wrongdoing, so what gives? I told her I would simply upload the records to google+ with my statement of allegations and refer any of my current professionals to that site. She begged for time, so I'm giving her a few weeks.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #25 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Your strength to fight through this amazing. I don't know from where you get the strength to carry on but I admire you and I wish to have the same courage and confidence if something should befall me.

    Your biggest weapon is you release/exform all that happens to you through words which is good for you in a way your telling your body that your will power is greater than what it's trying to do to you and I salute you for that. Sending you all the healing from the universe with love and hugs. I wish there's cure for every darn disease in the world or may be there is and we are deprived of it.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/05/2017 #24 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #23 Remember--everything has a cost. We live in a society that requires you have money to survive. If I could, I would look into stem cell research. But hey. That's just the way it is. I was trying to find out about wheelchairs today, never mind voice to text. But thanks for the thought.
    Nicole Chardenet
    26/05/2017 #23 Nicole Chardenet
    God, Joyce, this is awful. Awful that you have to be afflicted with this beast of a disease. I can well imagine your panic at wondering how you're going to write with one useless hand. If you've not looked into voice-to-text technology yet, you might want to think about it. Don't let the bitch silence you.

    May you have the strength to carry on and will your limbs back to usefulness like you did your hand today. (((hugs)))
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/05/2017 #22 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #21 I do have a hard time asking for help, Todd. But you'll be happy to know some people in my life are scrambling to help me, and I'm grateful--to you, too, Todd.
    Todd Jones
    25/05/2017 #21 Todd Jones
    I am again left speechless, Joyce. You are both an inspiration and a warrior on many fronts. I also know that you are too proud to ask for help, so I will...

    Please support Joyce and her extraordinary work through her Patreon website. She needs and deserves our help. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5891284
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