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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    18/11/2017
    Bertrand Russell on Uncertainty
    Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
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    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Nick Mlatchkov I didn't notice Nick - but I will watch for the honey on the "Espinoza guy". Thanks.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/11/2017 #33 Anonymous
    Gert, did u notice the next honey is from a guy named Espinoza, which is also the name of another philosopher! lol
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #16 @Lisa Vanderburg Very happy to see that you enjoyed the post Lisa! And what is better than once in a while, to laugh at the uncertainty, truths and half-truths around us - whatever we perceive them to be. Special thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Phil Friedman I guess that is part of what makes the man such a great thinker - as you say his writing is completely free of obscurity and pretension. I would be very interested to know who is on your list of ten greatest philosophers and social commentators in Western history. Glad to see it might have brought back some remembrances of your days studying and teaching philosophy. Thank you for commenting and reading Phil - most appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Randall Burns I am very, very sure - in fact absolutely certain that "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts" :) Thanks Randall - appreciate your reading the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Debasish Majumder Why am I not surprised that you have read Russell's writing. Thank you for your kind comment Debasish, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #12 @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris I am not 100% certain - but I really like your comment :) Thanks Zacharias.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Yogesh Sukal Absolute truth is a tricky subject - at least to me it is. I did read your post on singularity and absolutism - and I am still trying to fully understand it :) Thank you for commenting Yogesh.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #26 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich "Truly innovative thought pierces deep into the complexities of the things about the world that frighten our sensible & sensical minds" - you do have a way with words Deb - and with thought - thanks for the extensive comment and telling about your (rebellious) reading of Russell at a young age.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams Having known you for a while on beBee - that is exactly you, Pam - a believer in knowledge for knowledge sake. Thanks for reading and commenting!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #24 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Mohammed A. Jawad Very nice alliteration Mohammed! Thanks - and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Laurent Boscherini The quote by John Allen Paulos is great Laurent - thank you for that, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Pascal Derrien Somehow when it comes to original thought - Russell and Derrien sounds similar to me. Thank you Pascal - good to have you reading and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @VDS Brink Baie goed om jou hier op beBee te sien VDS. Dankie!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #2 @Paul Walters Thank you Paul.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador Bill - thanks for dropping by and for sharing the post. Much appreciated.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 haha....like I'll remember that; memory of a peeled parsnip :)
    Randall Burns
    18/11/2017 #17 Randall Burns
    Great post @Gert Scholtz Some wonderful philosophies that's for sure, I quite like;

    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts"

    probably why "fools and fanatics" are running the world.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    WOW. @Gert Scholtz, I cannot thank you enough for this buzz; for teaching me about a vaguely-remembered 'name' and adding your own unique touch!
    I am laughing, pointing fingers (in my head...mainly at me), and nodding in reminded wisdom. This is priceless and SHALL be read :)
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #15 Debasish Majumder
    i cannot restrain from liking this post as sir BERTRAND RUSSELL is one of my most favorite author. lovely buzz @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
  2. ProducerFlavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Is "Twitter Ads" worth your money?
    Is "Twitter Ads" worth your money?I like to save people's time by answering a question right the way, so here we go: The answer is NO and here is WHY.So, I have decided to try "twitter ads" to have a hands on experience and see if it is worth or not, below is a resume of my...
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    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    14/11/2017 #14 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Twitter only will have a real value when they get the fake profiles out of their system , one way to do it is to use the verified accounts path but they seem to prefer to make this function more "exclusive/royal" than I would have made it, so if they do not change their concept and continue to accept any profile into the system, they will die as clearly their ad function is rigged @David B. Grinberg#13
    David B. Grinberg
    14/11/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the blogging buzz, Flavio. I read somewhere that the hackers on Twitter are targeting the "verified" accounts, thus perhaps it's best not to have that blue check mark after all. What say you?
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    13/11/2017 #11 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    BTW, Dr. Muller from Veritasium, did an experiment with FB ads and found out that they too are useless as the "people" who visit his account because of the paid ads are indistinguishable from the people you'd pay on some random "like" fetching site on the web, even though FB states clearly that these are real people. Dr. Muller's experiment was very thorough and proved beyond doubt that whatever FB claims, the paid ads are a total scam...
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    13/11/2017 #10 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #2 I will be sure to follow back!
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    13/11/2017 #9 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    @Ali that exactly my point , when you do twitter ads you get (and pay for) fake profiles , so this was an alert, for everyone spend their money in something else #6
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you @Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ. I wonder if same esults would extend to sentiments analysis. If we are measuring the sentiments of fake profiles then what value our analysis has?
    Fake profiles deprive the value of whatever we do
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    13/11/2017 #5 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Thanks @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris for the following , I followed you back as I hit gold, because you are a real person and I did not pay for you to follow me : ) #2
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    13/11/2017 #4 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    "the Trumps and random Russian hookers" LOL #1
    Kevin Baker
    13/11/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    #1 Really enjoy your candid, straight up prose
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    12/11/2017 #2 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    #1 For what it's worth, I followed you on Twitter and I can assure you, I'm a real user (even though I don't spend too much time on it, something that beBee is to blame for!). I look forward to reading your tweets...
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    12/11/2017 #1 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Well isn't that interesting? I wrestle with the value of Twitter all the time. I have long suspected that most of the people who use Twitter rarely read anything. They will like or retweet a tweet they have never clicked on just to get noticed or to build their following. I once posted a picture of rat's asses on Twitter just to see what would happen. I wrote about it: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/what-happened-when-i-posted-a-picture-of-a-rat-s-ass-on-twitter
    All of that makes me wonder why think we need to have 198K followers. You can't sell in a room full of sales people or engage with people who don't care.

    The other thing that bugs me about Twitter is that when you set up your account, you indicate your interests, and then it automatically has you following people like the Trumps and random Russian hookers. That hardly makes you look good in front of your clients, so you have to spend half an hour or more deleting profiles from the account.

    As for the ads, I watched some videos and read some blogs about targeting, but found it was just easier to follow the people I wanted to follow me back. The ads are costly in so much as the ROI is not really there. You can easily spend $1000 and never get a customer from those new followers. In fact, I have always gotten business from LI and never from Twitter. beBee has given me business relationships, an engaged audience and a way to demonstrate my expertise. I anticipate that as it grows, the business will flow quite well, so it is always worth my time to post here. I still use Twitter, but I consider it a small part of my social media marketing.
  3. ProducerMichael Eisman

    Michael Eisman

    11/11/2017
    Chinese factory verification (or any other country for that matter).
    Chinese factory verification (or any other country for that matter).As someone who has worked in offshore manufacturing for many years, I often get asked a lot of similar questions from clients. They usually take the following shape;ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย โ€œHow do I know if a particular factory is good?โ€ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย โ€œHow do I know if...
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  4. ProducerProma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Surrealist Mexico: Through the Eyes of an Indian
    Surrealist Mexico: Through the Eyes of an Indian I come from a country known for its spiritual mysticism, yoga, and its rich cultural heritage. India had prepared me to expect the unexpected in more ways than one. But what I saw and experienced in Mexico was something that I had never imagined....
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    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    08/11/2017 #6 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #4 I am so glad you liked the buzz, @Joanne Gardocki. Both the countries are magical, in their own ways.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    08/11/2017 #5 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #3 @Claire L Cardwell, you must, must, must visit Mexico. You will love it there. The pre-hispanic architecture and the beautiful mural works are something you will really like, I am sure.
    Joanne Gardocki
    06/11/2017 #4 Joanne Gardocki
    @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal was a beautiful buzz seeing Mexico through your eyes. You have given me a taste of two cultures, not just one. I am grateful for the opportunity; you have expanded my mind.
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/11/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal - great article! Yet another place that's been hovering on my list of countries to visit for years and years. Your article makes me want to go to Mexico even more!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    06/11/2017 #2 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Thank you so much, @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes! I was in DF for over 2 years. Tried to soak in all that I could in your wonderful country. I could just go on about Mexico.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    06/11/2017 #1 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Dear @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal, what a great article!! Iโ€™m pleased to know you have been in my country and that you really liked it !! Isnโ€™t great?
  5. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    03/11/2017
    VISITING MESTIA?  MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR HIKING BOOTS!
    VISITING MESTIA? MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR HIKING BOOTS!First published in Newas Magazine October 2017 There are times when an assignment lands on my desk which can be a little confusing. โ€œWe need a 1500 - word piece on Mestia by Friday โ€ฆcan do?โ€ Now, if you mention Mestia to even the...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Hiking? Did you say Hiking @Paul Walters? Growing up in the mountains of B.C., (British Columbia for those of you like @Gert Scholtz who are not familiar with the acronym), we were wearing hiking boots as toddlers. Great way to travel and explore. I burst out laughing as I was reading your wonderful article about mountains and hiking and you mention " ideal jumping off point", is your foot healed to the point now that you're base jumping?
    Great post and I still have a decent pair of hiking boots that I can dust off...
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    An interesting adventure through a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing, @Paul Walters.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/11/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    almost a travel in time :-)
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    Alas, no hiking for me - buit it looks great!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I never got an alert that I was tagged. It may be lingering way down... I found this all by me-self. ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10 hour hike to Koruldi Lakes, ah let me think about that....................... nah. I will make sure to see it by photo though ;-) As for the khinkali (dumplings) to khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), that's a big yes! Enjoyed this, sounds like quite the interesting place @Paul Walters!
    Ian Weinberg
    03/11/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    An alluring piece about a real quaint spot @Paul Walters The hills really seem alive with the sound of music ... Thanks again, my window to the world.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    #4 @Ken Boddie . Ah detective Boddie, you are so right. This piece was written a few months ago when I was in France so the travel distances were not that taxing. Traffic chaos due to get even more interesting with the big roundabout leading to the airport to be closed in order to build an underpass. Where the traffic will go to is anyone's guess but I guess they have clever engineers and traffic planners...stay posted!
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Interesting part of the world @Paul Walters - love the Svan Towers. Unfortunately Joburg building codes won't let you build your own sentry point....
    Ken Boddie
    03/11/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    A towering tale, Pak Paul, to titillate the tramping traveller. But, what with the traffic in and around Denpasar and Kuta these days, how the hell did you get to the airport from Sanur by Friday, never mind Bali to Mestia and back plus 1500 words?
    Debasish Majumder
    03/11/2017 #3 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    03/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Paul Walters Interesting places with scenic beauty. Georgia is worth visiting! Thanks for the post. Here's an article about Georgia:

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mohammed-a-jawad/georgia-the-balcony-of-europe
  6. ProducerAnne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    LinkedIn: To Tag or not to Tag and the Going Viral Controversy
    LinkedIn: To Tag or not to Tag and the Going Viral Controversy "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"ย What a week this has been on LinkedIn. HEATED!! At times VICIOUS!!ย  Let me bring you up to date.ย  Reminder: I am posting this here because, if I post it in...
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    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    07/11/2017 #17 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #15 What was psychotic, checking their new stats every 2 seconds or freaking out because people are checking their stats.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    06/11/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #12 'I've been offline for a couple of weeks and I have 95 new notifications'
    If u mean on beBee, 88 of them, got to be in Spanish ...
    Nick Mlatchkov
    06/11/2017 #15 Anonymous
    'He then complained that people were checking their LinkedIn app every two seconds to check their view stats.'
    This seems to me like a psychotic reaction ...!
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    06/11/2017 #13 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    @Aleta Curry I am doing an experiment. I will ad the links as soon as it is over. LinkedIn distributes posts based on how many people comment on and like them in the first hour. Also, because organic reach is limited, if you want certain people to see your content, if you don't tag them, chances are they won't see it. The goal is not to go viral for viral's sake. It's to ensure that your posts are seen by your connections and followers. If you don't tag, chances are they won't see them.
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #12 Aleta Curry
    It would be great if you could link to the pertinent LinkedIn discussions, @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA

    I don't usually 'tag' on LinkedIn. I am not seeing the connection between taggin and going viral, unless you're taggin Bill Gates and he replies.

    I used to tag on beeBee, but the new notifications feature seems to make that superflous, except that now people are getting so many notifications they may start ignoring them.

    I've been offline for a couple of weeks and I have 95 new notifications, not counting the ones I hadn't yet checked before I took my break. (Be careful what you wish for.)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I do a drive-thru on LinkedIn to stay in touch with and promote my followers. I haven't originated a post on LI for quite some time and have no intentions of doing so. I find beBee and WordPress more rewarding.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/11/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I still post stuff on LInkedIn. It isn't all that difficult to copy/paste from beBee.

    Truth: there is more breadth and depth to my beBee posts where I can write about all my "personalities." Not everything gets to Linkedin and whatever does, gets to beBee first.

    There is more LinkedIn activity on a status update than on a long-form post. There is more activity on a status update without an image than with (strange but true)

    CLOSING NOTE: Wanna go viral? Post a video of the Chairman of the Board tripping and falling nuts first on the edge of the boardroom table. To break his fall, he can, accidently, tear the shirt off a female executive.

    To ensure virality, the boardroom table should collapse injuring many people.

    If a birthday cake, with candles lit, flies directly into the Chairman's face as he writhes on the floor clutching his genitals in pain, so much the better.

    "Going viral" is for stupidity, personal embarrassment, and/or multiple injuries. Oh, and for cute kitten things.

    Can anyone name a single valuable business anything that has gone viral?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I don't use LI half as often as I used to due to the fact that organic reach is next to impossible on LI now. However, to your point @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA, many of us tag on LI when cross posting and yes, I find the articles that are tagged reach a MUCH larger audience than those articles which have no tags. I agree, just send the person a message stating, I don't care to be tagged. I wrote something on beBee quite a while ago about mass tagging, I don't care to be tagged by the same few people over and over when they are self-promoting their writing. I guess there is a fine line but when it comes to B2B, content writing, etc... or even an important update, tag away!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/11/2017 #8 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I want also to add that number of views could well be related to the position of the writer. If LI manager publishes even an ordinary quality post he shall get more views than a distinctive post by you.
    I stopped completely worrying or paying attention to numbrer of views. I publish on Fridays and Saturdays and these two days hardly get traffic. My concern is to expose the post to the world when ready.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/11/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA- I understand you. I must say that in rare cases I tag people. I. Publish on beBee and share later on LI. Except recently every post I published on beBee got more view and comments by a factor od 3 to 4. Onle recent buzz on LI got more than 5300 views on LI nad 2400 on beBee. However; still comments on be Bee exceeded by 3 times those on LI.
    I am saying this and I find beBee far more rewarding.
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    05/11/2017 #6 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #5 That's how I feel Proma, I cannot understand why people are getting upset by others using the tools available to them to engage with others.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    05/11/2017 #5 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Great post, @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA! I totally agree with you.

    I tag when I want the concerned person's attention to the post. If it's an author whom I have to tagged, it allows other members (in my network and in their's) to know about the person tagged.

    Finally, when someone tags me, I feel happy that they took the time to type in my name to make sure I see the particular post.
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    05/11/2017 #4 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Very interesting and thought provoking ๐Ÿค”
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    05/11/2017 #3 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Thanks Lupita.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    05/11/2017 #2 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Worth sharing :D !!!
  7. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia
    Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia The Sweet Melodies of Roteย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  I slowly shuffled forward in the queue of passengers boarding the ferry at Kupang Harbour. I was about to cross the Timor Sea to Rote Island. Ahead of me, a long line of tall-coned straw-like...
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    Stephanie Brookes
    18/11/2017 #4 Stephanie Brookes
    #3 Thanks Lisa. Rote is a vey special place alright.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Stephanie Brookes, I saw the dance, phew.... no kidding, they sure can move! I love their description of Rote, the kingdom- it makes everything sound magical. I was sad to hear how hard people work for just 75 US cents per day but the woman seemed to love her job on the ocean, so maybe it's all a matter of perspective? Thanks, really enjoyed this and the beautiful photos by @DAVID METCALF
    Gert Scholtz
    04/11/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Stephanie Brookes Intriguing and inviting post Stephanie - thank you: "Rote is still a kingdom, and we still maintain ancient traditions,โ€ she said, and went on to explain how the land is divided into two domains. One is known as Sunrise and one is known as Sunset."
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With the scenic beauty, mirable places and wonderful Nature everywhere, indeed there's Mastery of the Lord of the expansive Universe.
  8. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    01/11/2017
    The Top Five Posts on LinkedIn
    The Top Five Posts on LinkedIn A recentย LinkedIn Articleย lists the top five posts on LinkedIn, based on the number of Likes and Shares the posts received. I found it interesting reading and I made a few extracts from the grouping of posts. Here are a number of salient points on...
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    Gert Scholtz
    03/11/2017 #26 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic That's a good way to put it Lada: " We should take the best of both sides." Though like you, as I mention in the post, I much prefer it here on beBee. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    03/11/2017 #25 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Interesting stats, Gert. I like to read posts by Oleg Vishnepolsky and Brigette. They also post interesting updates that receive the thousands of likes and comments. I agree with Ken. I prefer beBee much more than LI, but I also spend time on LI because of my many connections from the construction field.
    We should take the best of both sides.
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    03/11/2017 #24 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    I am very happy for Brigette.

    I write about similar topics and nothing has been picked up by the editors.

    I packed it in. The editors have their favourites. Other than that, no one gets seen. I know where I am not wanted and I am not a glutton for punishment. There are plenty of other places for me to post that do appreciate my work and will pay me for it.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/11/2017 #23 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I contributed a few posts to LinkedIn quite some time ago, and have since deleted most of them. I use LinkedIn to promote and keep track of those I follow. I prefer to write on WordPress and beBee.
    Ken Boddie
    02/11/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    I just canโ€™t get enthused about LI, Gert. I tried it for over a year and eventually gave up since I deemed insufficient return for effort compared to beBee. Furthermore,, I am frequently amazed at the number of bloggers who use beBee to bitch and moan about LI yet still appear to spend time there.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Debesh Choudhury That's an interesting question Debesh - I have also wondered how often people just click Like without reading the post. In this case - thank you for actually reading my post!
    Gert Scholtz
    02/11/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher As far as I recall your articles have had very good reponses on Medium. LI is quite work and business oriented - maybe I will write a post on "The Business of Non-Business Articles" :)). Thanks for reading and commenting Lisa, good of you to stop by.
    Debesh Choudhury
    02/11/2017 #18 Debesh Choudhury
    #1 I agree with @Pascal Derrien .. The topics people "Like" is monotonic "Leadership", "Management" and "Work". The number of "Like" is a good measure about the popularity. But I have a BIG DOUBT whether the people really read the contents or just blown away with the viral wave? My recent LI short form post questions that - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6330332921701982208
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Interesting facts you wrote of above @Gert Scholtz. It's been so long since I wrote on LI, I think I may forget how to now (just kidding). As you know my writings are always personal or about life in general... along with some travel blogs. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try and write on LI on occasion. Like you, I prefer beBee more and I've just gotten used to writing here now. Variety is a good thing. I love variety, it also shows a persons character when the are able to share something more than a business article on occasion.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/11/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #13 @David B. Grinberg That's exactly why I like it here David - more variety and more unique and personal blogs. Thanks for reading, commenting and your very kind words.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/11/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Robert Cormack Good point you make Robert - every site has its own idiosyncracies - and a post on one might do better than the same on the other - and vice versa. Thanks for commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/11/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Edward Lewellen Thank you for reading Lewellen - glad you found the stats compilation interesting.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/11/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this interesting info, Gert. I agree that @Brigette Hyacinth is a "must read" and we are fortunate to have her unique blogging buzz on beBee.
    While I'm still active in supporting others and networking on LinkedIn, I stopped blogging on Pulse in early 2016 -- and my last post was about beBee!
    I agree with your sentiments assessment, Gert: "Yet, for many reasons I like it more here on BeBee. Much more."
    And a major reason why is due to all of the brilliant buzzing bees like you and countless others who help to make this platform so special and amazing. Thanks for all you do, Gert, and ditto that or everyone else who makes significant and selfless contributions to growing/improving this site.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    02/11/2017 #12 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Agreed, I still come up in searches in Linkedin, just not as much. The main point is that media site is still working for me for those who do not yet know about beBee. So I will also take advantage of it.
    Linda Adams
    02/11/2017 #11 Linda Adams
    Interesting article - and I agree with Robert, that it's what interests people at the time - and also timing. You may be interested in a post, but didn't see it as you were on vacation, for example.
    Robert Cormack
    01/11/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    I would definitely say it's what interests people at the time. LinkedIn is very different than beBee, something I've seen numerous times where something on LinkedIn garners more interest on beBee than LinkedIn. So, I guess, putting your eggs in more than one basket, like Javier says, makes sense.
    Edward Lewellen
    01/11/2017 #9 Edward Lewellen
    Interesting stats, @Gert Scholtz! Thanks for sharing!
    Gert Scholtz
    01/11/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes Thank you for your comments Lupita and well said: "Thereโ€™s lots of affinity, reality and true communication right here."
    Gert Scholtz
    01/11/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    @Randall Burns and @Pascal Derrien Indeed so - the variety on beBee is wide and content varied. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  9. ProducerbeBee in English
    The origin of Halloween
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  10. ProducerPaul Walters

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    21/10/2017
    Tangier, A Tantalizing Taste of One Of Morocco's Most Cosmopolitan Cities.
    Tangier, A Tantalizing Taste of One Of Morocco's Most Cosmopolitan Cities.First published in Arabian Air, October 2017Itโ€™s a stifling hot day, the sun beating down from an azure blue sky as I make my way down the twisting, crooked passageways and lanes laid out like an intricate and confusing puzzle that make up Tangierโ€™s...
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    Paul Walters
    30/10/2017 #35 Paul Walters
    #30 Thanks @Claire L Cardwell . Much appreciated
    Paul Walters
    30/10/2017 #34 Paul Walters
    #32 Thank you
    Paul Walters
    30/10/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    #32 Thanks as always
    Debasish Majumder
    30/10/2017 #32 Debasish Majumder
    lovely share as always @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Funmi Ade
    26/10/2017 #31 Funmi Ade
    Nice read felt I eas there but Morocco has its own architecture not just colonial and the Moors are African not Arabs though the current King is of Arab descent.
    Claire L Cardwell
    26/10/2017 #30 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for yet another view on part a of the world I want to visit @Paul Walters! Like @Gert Scholtz - I am going to have to invest in another bucket...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/10/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I felt like I was there while reading this @Paul Walters! Tangier sounds like a fun city with a lot of beauty. Oh what I would give to stay in the Grand Hotel Villa De France! Le Boulevard now that sounds like my type of fun. Love cafes, especially if they have outdoor seating and the weather is great. Maybe one day my travel dreams will become a reality!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/10/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Paul, you are the only person I know who takes me on a trip without the offer of drugs. Another great trip :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    22/10/2017 #27 Ian Weinberg
    Ahh, once again you elevate me to exotica with your magic script @Paul Walters Great read.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #26 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #18 That would be fabulous! You'd know all the right places to go; outside the tourists traps. I think you just might be the best guide I've come across :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters Absolutely terrific taste of Tangier with your tantalizingly telling tale! I have bought a second bucket already as the first list is full with the places you write about โ€“ thank you Paul.
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #24 Randall Burns
    #20 Absolutely! @Paul Walters It would be fabulous! And when you come to my part of the world I'll guide and you Cook. :-)
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #3 Thanks Mohammed
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks Jim
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    #4 Time we did a trip...you cook I guide
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    #5 Thank you, Ali as always!
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    #7 Gonna be a long trip...Ill come with you
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #9 My pleasure Joyce
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #11 My pleasure Franci
  11. ProducerDominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    QUICK BUZZ BECOMING PRODUCER POST - Voices from the Past
    QUICK BUZZ BECOMING PRODUCER POST - Voices from the PastFor those of you who have not visited my Hive, Music of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, I interspersed my music video posts with Producer posts under the titles of "Musical Decades" and "Music History". These are true "content" posts covering a specific...
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    Moi Kliniger
    26/10/2017 #38 Anonymous
    #22 Very good read โ˜บ
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    11/10/2017 #37 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Nick! ;o)
    @Nick Mlatchkov
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    10/10/2017 #36 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    Thanks for the share, Joyce! ;o)
    @Joyce Redlon
    Milos Djukic
    10/10/2017 #35 Anonymous
    #28 @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt, Fractals are forever (incuding you) :)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #34 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #33 @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt Bee happy !!!! We are happy too :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2017 #32 David B. Grinberg
    I just want to note the following per the 200 word count on new Producer buzz (non-blog posts):
    1) Most people can write 200 words in their sleep, so this should not be problematic, especially considering the ROI of more quality content which enhances engagement.
    2) If you're posting a link to an article, just "cut and paste" a 200-word excerpt from the article (in quotation marks with attribution). This will draw reader interest if you don't want to write something as a preface.
    3) If you're posting a photo or memes, use the text for the 200-word count, if possible. If not, defer to the Point 1.
    While the first option is preferable per original quality content IMHO, it's not the only option -- which is what I want to point out, especially to those who are respectfully and constructively voicing a negative opinion.
    Thanks and best to all on producing high-quality buzz!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #30 Kevin Baker
    #28 don't be so quick , not like you to do that
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/10/2017 #29 Anonymous
    The new rule -- 200 words minimum for a producer! Wait a minute!
    Oct 8, 2017
    I suspect this lousy new rule is aimed at producers who can say important things using much less words than others. If u want to publish articles start a newspaper a la the Huff Post and pay the contributors ...
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    09/10/2017 #27 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #26 Don't switch too soonโ€”they say more changes are to come concerning the hives. ;o)
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    09/10/2017 #25 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #16 I think that it was the suddenness of having to add the extra words, @David B. Grinberg, that surprised us -- we can certainly all come up with that many any time we wish to. It was just seeing the notice pop up that was weird! Now that we know, we know!

    And as I wrote in an earlier comment, I do love seeing who has produced honey so I get to read more of what I want to read.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #23 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #10 Keep going with the fun day stuff @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess..if you cant make the 200 words us followers will still enjoy it for sure.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #21 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #16 Please kindly note David not all of us have the time to write even 20o words; the value of a quick buzz lies in the content. ..be it 5 words or 500.The old truism that a picture is worth a 1,000 words certainly holds true here - why should we (as just one example) prevent those of an artistic bent from sharing their works / videos with us sans any words? This can certainly not be regarded as spamming or clogging up walls by any means.
    Deliberate spamming is anotehr matter - 1 strike and the spammer should be out
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    09/10/2017 #20 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #9 Still don't get this thing about producer versus quick buzz @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic..quality lies in the content. A picture can indeed convey a thousand words.. but we are seemingly now required to adhere to an arbitarily determined number in order to reach outside our immediate followers. Simplest way to control the spam issue is to ban spammers..1 strike and out ..that will achieve the so called "clean wall" condition aspired to by our platform
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    09/10/2017 #18 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #16 Thanks, Davidโ€”and thanks for the share! ;o)
    @David B. Grinberg
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/10/2017 #17 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Dominique Petersen, Maybe if you write the sentences, under each photo, you become a producer, and I could translate it. Pleaaaaase ๐Ÿ˜‰
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    @Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen: first, I agree with the comments below about the excellent quotes. Kudos on featuring such a nice compilation of music legends!
    Second, you offer an exemplary example of what ALL bees should be doing on hives in accordance with recent improvements to this platform. If someone has a buzz and wants it included in up to three hives, simply make it a Producer post. This is not rocket science!
    And for those who may complain about adding a mere 200 words, I would say this: Please, are you serious! If you cannot add a measly 200 words to a buzz describing it or articulating your opinion about it, then it's probably not buzz-worthy in the first place.
    Again, you offer a great example of one way to boost buzz in the hives going forward. All bees, especially brand ambassadors, should take note, stop complaining and get with the program to promote the brand -- that what brand ambassadors do. Vamos!!!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    08/10/2017 #15 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #11 Thanks, Susan. Glad you enjoyed them. ;o)
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    08/10/2017 #14 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thanks, Franciโ€”and thanks for the share! ;o)
  12. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    What If The Las Vegas Shooter Was Normal?
    What If The Las Vegas Shooter Was Normal?He was a white male, but didn't appear to be particularly angry.He didn't belong to any extremist groups or have any ties to supremacy or Nazi groups.He didn't take drugs.He did drink, but not to excess.He had no criminal history.He had no known...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    14/10/2017 #19 Nicole Chardenet
    Hey folks, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sorry I was gone for a few days. Okay, no I'm not, but it had nothing to do with y'all. I just simply took a break from social media for an evening for other reasons and discovered just how addictive life in 1993 is :) Seriously, I really enjoyed being offline for a few days. Honestly, don't see how you Millennials can *stand* being connected 24x7. Maybe I'm just an old person, but it doesn't suck as much as you think. I watched documentaries and shit on Youtube. I cleaned my apartment. I looked for other excuses to not get back online but couldn't think of any so I logged on tonight. Then I was like, "Shit, 34 notifications? did people produce 33 new honeys or did I do something?" Had forgotten about this. Well anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Oh, I mentioned that already, didn't I? :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    14/10/2017 #18 Nicole Chardenet
    #13 Hey Jim, it's hard to talk about gun control in the States when it varies from state to state. If we had *federal* laws on guns it would be easier to enforce them across the board and to speak more relevantly about gun violence stats.
    Nicole Chardenet
    14/10/2017 #17 Nicole Chardenet
    #14 Fortunately, Dave, you're not my Facebook friend where my views on guns are somewhat less restrained than you find here :) Although, technically, I don't argue for anything there (or against it) that I argue here...I'm not a total gun ban type...I agree with the 2A, I just think it's too broadly defined, and don't buy the argument that one has the right to 'freedom' to own high-powered assault weapons, which to my knowledge are utilized *exclusively* by mass shooters (apart from the military) to try to break mass murder records, rather than to protect or hunt.

    I mean, I can buy drugs for the asking in my local pharma, but I can't buy *prescription* drugs without, you know, a prescription, and some drugs I can't buy under any circumstances.

    (Although I'll be able to buy marijuana products legally next summer :) )

    (Which I probably will, but only consumables, I'm not much of a smoker :) )

    (And I don't think I'm particularly non-free just because I won't, at the same time, be able to legally purchase cocaine or heroin :) )
    Nicole Chardenet
    14/10/2017 #16 Nicole Chardenet
    #13 Jim, I agree with the 2A...just not that anyone should own ANY damn thing they want.

    People kill people with high-powered weapons much more efficiently than they do with a short-range weapon like a knife. There's nothing Machiavellian or Hitlerian about interpreting the 2A to mean "not any damn weapon you want, esp. if you don't need it." I mean, I have a license to drive a *car*, but I can't drive an 18-wheeler, a Humvee or a Sherman tank. Which is as it should be.

    It's a red herring to suggest that banning *some* guns means you don't have 'freedom'. Actually, I'd argue that most of the 2A gun hysterics are very much prisoners of their own overblown fears...but that's a rant for another day :)
    Geoffrey Cooling
    11/10/2017 #15 Geoffrey Cooling
    #13 hey Jim, do you own assault rifles? If you do, why?
    David Disney
    11/10/2017 #14 David Disney
    @Nicole Chardenet I certainly held to my semi-Right winged views when I read this article, however I must say I'm very Impressed by your responses, and how well you wrote this article. Although I disagree with some of the views in the post, they are just my opinion, and I feel that if I voiced them to you, you would politely rebuttal with your views in a calm way that would allow us to understand each other. I appreciate you alot for this, and look forward to reading more from you, even though I dont see things the same way you do. Exciting!
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    11/10/2017 #13 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    @Nicole Chardenet interesting points but with flaws.
    NRA is not the problem; even though I donโ€™t agree with everything about the NRA I and many

    Americans have the right to possess guns. Society is the problem including our judicial and medical programs. Guns donโ€™t kill, mentality unstable people do.
    As humans we key on mass issues that the news media shows in order to get attention; mostly negative.

    More people die from alcohol and abortion but society for the most part isnโ€™t fighting to stop selling alcohol.

    Donโ€™t mistake my intentions. I own many guns and ammunition but I believe we focus on gun control instead of the real issue. Chicago has one of the strictest gun control in the US. However the number of murders bu guns in Chicago outnumber the rest of the US combined. But media doesnโ€™t focus on this issue.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    11/10/2017 #12 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Just like guns.. some crazies have a trigger.

    I am thinking... people just die here of supposedly non lethal injuries..of negligence of doctors or society after accidents, of uncalled for hunger due to delayed payments.. of food posioning etc

    Many here hope to have children in more responsible countries.

    Then these shootings happen very 5 or 6 months in some part of the US.

    Looks like Life is losing value everywhere.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    11/10/2017 #11 Geoffrey Cooling
    I think Paddock was a dichotomy and will remain so. I agree with @Phil Friedman that the urge to own nearly fifty high powered assault weapons points to some one who may be having some issues. To be honest, the urge to own one, seems a little odd to me. Don't get me wrong, I am a sport shooter. I find nothing more relaxing than pinging away on the range or going after game. Both are generally done best with either semi-automatic or bolt action rifles at best. Range based handgun shooting is a particularly zen moment for me. Although I do like some shotgun shooting for fowl. So, in essence as a shooter I am not adverse to high power weapons, but I don't understand the need for high output weapons in civilian life, I think most ex military people would agree. What the fuck do you need an AR 15 for? The rubbish about home protection is laughable, anyone who has ever been in urban combat situations knows that nice short weapons with decent scatter damage are preferable, think shotgun, or even better a decent high powered semi-automatic pistol. Much easier to move around with and get on target quickly. I think the attraction to assault rifles is really about big boys toys as opposed to anything else. I agree completely with you about the power of the NRA Nicole. However, I think it is just one outward sign of what is wrong with politics in America, Politicians make laws for interest groups, not really the people they are allegedly representing. That though, is not just an American problem, although it seems to be blatant in the US.
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/10/2017 #10 Nicole Chardenet
    #5 Tried that already. NRA lobby was too powerful. The problem is the NRA.

    They are our terrorists. Just as Muslims in the Middle East are afraid to stand up to their terrorists because the latter get terribly violent when challenged, so too does the NRA. I don't see much diff between them and ISIS anymore.
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/10/2017 #9 Nicole Chardenet
    #4 I found some information last night, but didn't include it in the article because it wasn't from respectable sources, in which supposedly he was into conspiracy beliefs and was going on about the government being behind 9/11 and the usual conspiracy hysterics. I don't know if it's true or not though because the stories mostly seemed to be in extreme-right/fake news sites and the source was a prostitute. So, maybe, but I'd have to see it come from some place more reliable than The Blaze.
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/10/2017 #8 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 Randall, mass shootings are pretty much a dick thing: https://www.livescience.com/53047-why-female-mass-shooters-are-rare.html

    That said, I just finished a fascinating book called When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence by Toronto journalist Patricia Pearson, who delves into the world of violent, psychopathic women (but no mass shooters...then again in the mid-90s when this book came out, there may *not* have been *any* female mass shooters. With, possibly, the exception of the teenage girl who inspired the Boomtown Rats '80s song, "I Don't Like Mondays".

    Just before that book I had been reading a book on violent men. And then after the violent women book, I've been reading a Thich Nhat Hanh book on the teachings of the Buddha. They have got to wondering WTF my deal is on the subway :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/10/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 Randall, there's nothing sexist about the comment I made; I was referring to mass shootings, the history of which is almost entirely male with maybe two or three exceptions. I don't claim that women are any less aggressive, often fatally, than men, but we express it differently - we don't tend nearly as much to mass violence as men do. My remark was about mass shootings, though, which are close to forty years of history at this point and almost exclusively male-driven.

    We may well find that this Vegas shooter was mentally ill in some way. I mean, it's hard to believe he wasn't, given what he did, right? But we may *not* find that explanation, which leaves the question wide open...Is it possible *others* among us with no outward signs could do something like this?
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/10/2017 #6 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 It's interesting, Zacharias, that 'mentally ill' is almost always applied to white shooters, yet when a sort-of-vaguely-Muslim guy like the Orlando nightclub shooter pulls something, and he's *clearly* mentally ill, people just believe him when says he did it for ISIS. I thought that guy was a terrorist wannabe too when it first happened, then it started coming out that he really was a headcase and all twisted up about his own homosexuality, and I came to believe that the ISIS crap was just inspired by the media stories about it. I mean, yeah, the guy was raised Muslim but he sounded like he was fairly apostate, rather like me leaving the Christian church over thirty years ago. If I suddenly went psycho and blasted away at a nightclub screaming, "I did it for Jesus, you sinners!" then I'd say definitely check my life and social media footprint for mental illness, because as someone who hasn't taken the Christian religion seriously since Reagan was President, yeah I'm mentally ill, not a Christian terrorist.

    And anyway, what the NRA crazies are hoping to do is distract everyone with the 'mental illness' explanation rather than focus too much on the *real* problem which is, "Too damn many guns in America and especially too damn many high-powered weaponry *no* civilian needs to protect their precious 2A rights."

    I mean, if the answer to gun violence is 'more guns', then the answer to Islamic violence is, 'More heavily armed Muslims." And the answer to the drug problem is 'more drugs.' And the answer to the high abortion rate is...well, go ahead, *guess*....
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    Isn't it one of the characteristics of psychopathy that the person involved appears down-the-middle "normal"? But as well, isn't that because most of us refuse to deal with clear signs of mental defect -- such as accumulating nearly 50 attack type weapons. You show me someone who has a collection like that and I'll show you someone who is fantasizing about taking out a crowd of people -- a fantasy that grows in strength daily and which, in some is just waiting to be realized.

    The magnitude of the slaughter is directly related to the nature of the weapons. In 1966, Charles Whitman managed to kill a total of 17 people during a 98-minute sniper attack. Paddock killed three times as many -- in 2/3 less time. We should be talking to the gun manufacturers and making them responsible for what is done with their products. Just as a bar is responsible in most states for what is done by someone whom they've served.
    Harvey Lloyd
    10/10/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    He was human that somewhere along his existance he thought mass killing was โ€œokโ€ in light of his beliefs. I don't question mental illness but rather the growth of this thinking that is executed with cars, sex trafficking and all manner of weapons legal and illegal

    We were at this very gate a few decades ago with drugs, we declared war, spent billions on drug interdiction and its only grown and some parts being made legal now. The irony, prescribed meds are now seen as gateway drugs.

    The real question is how will law enforcement be able to find these people and we retain our freedoms.

    The focus on the weapons, like the drugs, will end with the same questions unanswered.

    Las Vegas was not the end but the beginning of understanding humanity or another war on something that makes people feel good.
    Ivan Campos
    10/10/2017 #3 Ivan Campos
    psychological evaluation, temporal pisicose
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Interesting article @Nicole Chardenet, thought provoking. Bottom line is no one knows for sure what went through his mind at the time, nor do we know what's really going through anyone's mind and any particular time; and what really is "normal"? Another aspect is that maybe when waking up on Saturday morning Stephen Paddock was "normal" and yet for some inexplicable reason he wasn't on Sunday morning. There will be a myriad of theories for years to come spurning endless debate but will anyone ever really know?

    And just to respond to your sexist comment of "Women don't have much of a penchant for this sort of thing, so it will almost certainly be a man who pulls off the next public shooting gallery escapade", I don't agree with you. While your generalization may be somewhat accurate for our "normal" state of affairs there is always the exception to the rule; we are ALL human and run with the same, or at least fairly similar, "normal" and "abnormal" traits. But again; what is "normal"?
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    10/10/2017 #1 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Well, mentally ill or not, he was definitely unstable. Perhaps his issue (or rather, one of his issues) was this "anxiousness" that he had a prescription for, which he didn't make use of. Or perhaps he was just angry on the inside (I think the best term for it would be angst, which is a combo of anger, frustration, and pessimism). Who knows? The thing is that all that information inevitably leads to one conclusion: the model for predicting if someone is a potential mass shooter or not is off. All these attributes may in some cases pinpoint if someone is going to be a maniac, but not always.

    One more thing, about the mentally ill part. I used to date a music therapist once and she would sometimes share stories about some people she'd meet, who were mentally ill (always anonymized, of course). None of these people would seem remotely likely to act violently. Maybe there are mentally ill people out there with a flair for violence, but these people have more clear-cut tell-tale signs, while their illness is probably not their chief attribute. So, instead of creating a stigma for those people who are burdened with mental illness, implying that they might be mass shooters if they were given a gun, let's focus on the attributes that do have a chance or predicting if someone is going to go on a killing spree. Things like a lack of life purpose bundled with fearlessness and angst, for example.
  13. ProducerNick Mlatchkov

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    10/10/2017
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  14. ProducerLada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Quick Buzz Becoming the Producer Post  โ–บ Concrete from Wood!
    Quick Buzz Becoming the Producer Post โ–บ Concrete from Wood!According to the new changes on the beBee platform, a short buzz or a Quick Buzz, as named, will be distributed only to followers and wonโ€™t be shared in any hive. If you want to share a link or a picture into a specific hive, you need to write...
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    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    #42 Ah, Lada, now I understand even better. The WCC is not a significant structural contributor, but essential a surfacing layer and fire-spread resistant barrier. The high admisture of wood sawdust not only lightens the material but probably helps to minimize differential in coefficients of thermal expansion re the GLULAM and surfacing later.

    BTW, my share of your buzz on LinkedIn has already racked up nearly 1,400 views and significant engagement. Not bad at all in comparison to the reaction here -- especially when you factor in, what I call, the Reality Conversion Coefficient. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/10/2017 #43 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #28 Sorry for the late response. I'm in the process of relocation. My office is moving to a different location in the city, and there is a lot of work to do.
    Phil, all such research activities are focused on the ecological aspects and finding alternatives to concrete. This method significantly reduces the quantity of concrete.
    The image in the post shows the testing process of the specimen consisting of glulam beams on the bottom and the WCC layer over.
    Also, very interesting is how two different materials are connected together to ensure distribution of loads but also a solid connection between WCC and timber.
    Placing WCC as the secondary (non-structural) layer met all requirements for fire resistance, acoustic and thermal insulation.
    As for the lack of the interest, I have nothing more to say. If I had a time, I'd share this myself with my community on LI. Thanks for doing so.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/10/2017 #41 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #39 @Kevin Baker well said! Hives are for producing honey!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/10/2017 #40 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #18 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkicpr this will last because it is indexed by Google :)
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #39 Kevin Baker
    Add more content about your subject not just fluff fill it
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/10/2017 #38 Anonymous
    #14 And dead silence on my points from the Admins of beBee ...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/10/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala
    This technique should be transported to all the city dwellers in the world. It pains me to read and encounter incidents where a rear part or the entire building collapses due to the dilapidated condition of the structure. It would be of great use here in our city as well as maximum number of people gets killed by huge beams and concrete. Looking at this technology it would be of great help to be placed in dwellings which only uses mortar, concrete and iron beams. Even during any untoward incident people would be safe enough to escape with their lives intact.

    Thanks for this quick buzz of yours, my friend @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Joanne Gardocki
    09/10/2017 #36 Joanne Gardocki
    #33 #35 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic and @Phil Friedman thank you both for answering questions and adding to my understanding. Much appreciated.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    09/10/2017 #35 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #33 Although a timber floor slab is claimed to provide a better feel underfoot than concrete floor slab, I never felt the difference on my joints. I've been living whole my life in houses with reinforced concrete slabs and wood floors over. For six years now, I've been working in a 100-years old building with timber floor slabs and what I sometimes feel are vibrations.
    To prevent stress on joints, perhaps you can install sleepers subfloor over a concrete slab.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    09/10/2017 #34 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
    Phil Friedman
    09/10/2017 #33 Phil Friedman
    #32 Joanne, to answer your questions -- 1) epoxy polymers generally do better than polyesters re flammability, smoke generation, and toxic gasses. You are correct, however, that reaction to fire is of concern where polymers (plastics) are involved. Significant improvements can be made by adding inorganic materials to the resins, and in this regard, epoxies are much more tolerant of such additions as to potential modifications of their mechanical properties, which are in general much higher (by 10x on average) than those of polyesters. 2) If a slab floor is to be a "work floor" with people walking constantly upon it, the best way to deal with that is, in my experience, to add a resilient "top floor" over the slab. That can be as simple as rubber or vinyl matting or as sophisticated as a floating "gymnasium" style over-floor. Eh, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic?
    Joanne Gardocki
    09/10/2017 #32 Joanne Gardocki
    #27 #28 #30 @Phil Friedman thank you for expanding on the engineering perspective. "Finally, I continue to wonder if a better approach might not be a completely engineered wood member, surfaced with abrasion and fire resistant aggregates held in an epoxy polymer-based matrix?" Wouldn't the epoxy polimer make toxic fumes burning in a building fire? I would also think the profile under heat stress would be unstable and unpredictable in a fire situation, too. Finding your ideas very interesting.

    @Gerald Hecht shared a buzz back in July about a prototype for floating islands made of triangular web. I wonder if the floating wood cement mix blocks would make a good material for building on top? The article talks about the webs being able to withstand 50-foot waves. At the time, I couldn't imagine anything on top of the web being able to withstand those same 50-foot waves.

    Another question Phil, would you say the wood composit structual floor slabs would have more "give" and be easier on joints for people living and working on the floors? Just one day of standing on concrete floors has me stiff and sore. I can't imagine living in a home that put that kind of stress on my joints yet many housing units are made with concrete floors.

    Please tag me in the LinkedIn conversations when you share, Phil. I would love to listen while the topic is kicked around. Again, thank you for enriching the conversation.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/10/2017 #31 David B. Grinberg
    Lada, you provide an excellent example of leveraging the improvements to this platform to share buzz in hives via Producer. Kudos on your efforts and buzz on!
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #30 Phil Friedman
    PS- @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, I do believe that the described WCC would be a great material for casting the blocks for the ubiquitous (to NorthAmerica) concrete block building construction. If lightweight blocks could be cast in WCC with self-aligning and self-locking tabs (like giant Legos), the reduced weight might make shipping from centralized manufacturing plants cost-feasible. Resulting in faster, higher-quality assembly on-site by lower-cost, lesser skilled labor. I like that idea a lot, especially in the area of affordable housing. Cheers!
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    08/10/2017 #29 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Great!! โœŒ๏ธ
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #28 Phil Friedman
    #23 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, I've now looked at the additional articles listed at the end of the news piece and one of the things I see is that WCC is being used in composite members with engineered wood (GLULAM) in slab applications, for example as the structural floor slabs in a multi-storied warehouse.

    In such a case the GLULAM component is used on the bottom where flexure loading (beam bending) puts the GLULAM in tension, while the upper WCC component is placed in compression. This makes sense to me, as it takes the best advantage of the mechanical properties of the materials involved, including the better abrasion and fire resistance of the WCC vs wood.

    However, I still wonder why WCC instead of traditional reinforced concrete? Does the reduced structural weight allow a higher live-load bearing for the slab? Even though the upper WCC component will have a lower compressive strength vs reinforced concrete? Or could it be that the WCC component is a better match with the GLULAM component in terms of coefficient of thermal expansion?

    Finally, I continue to wonder if a better approach might not be a completely engineered wood member, surfaced with abrasion and fire resistant aggregates held in an epoxy polymer-based matrix?

    The issues and questions are quite fascinating and I don't understand why so little interest is shown on beBee by the engineering community which appears to be large. I am going to share this to LinkedIn where I know from experience there are engineers who would love to kick around these questions and the research you point to. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #27 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #25 I forgot to thank you for commenting both the Quick Buzz information and the main subject of the buzz, new wood concrete material. :-) Some other research on concrete wood are conducted in Canada.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #26 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks for commenting, Joanne. I'm curious to see its large-scale application.
    Joanne Gardocki
    08/10/2017 #25 Joanne Gardocki
    Wow, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, thank you for sharing both the Quick Buzz information and the new wood concrete material. Should be interesting following durability and application testing. I wonder how long it will take to show up in the US.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #24 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #12 Thanks, Chas. I don't post often, but with the new rule, I think I'll post less because it takes time to write even such small post. But when you are in Rome...... :-)
    By the way, why the new profile photo? Is this some form of protest? :-)
  15. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    07/10/2017
    Garage Parties
    Garage PartiesGARAGE PARTIES Back to the late seventies, early eighties, in the town where I grew up. Teen parties arranged for a Friday or Saturday night. We cleared the cars from the garage, placed chairs, installed a hi-fi (courtesy of the house), a few...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Another time, another world and yet the same teenage dreams and memory wrapped kind of music. Thanks for that view!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/10/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thanks for reading and sharing Franci - glad you liked the music from this side of the pond.
    Kevin Baker
    08/10/2017 #14 Kevin Baker
    Keep the refuse and clean up easy
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #13 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Cool buzz @Gert Scholtz. Love the music! Ah, those days.
    Randall Burns
    07/10/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    HaHa! @Gert Scholtz we had those parties too, thanks for the walk down memory lane, great post
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    07/10/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    WOW COOL BUZZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Pascal Derrien Thanks Pascal. Quite a mix of music we had locally - various genres inter-playing. Thanks for giving it a listen and do come and join my garage.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Debasish Majumder Thank you for sharing Debasish - this piece very different to your sublime poetry - but I am glad you liked it.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @Ian Weinberg The medics I knew were not off their rockers - they were THE rockers!
    Gert Scholtz
    07/10/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Ken Boddie Big collars and flared trousers out of fashion? I still wear them - even to the office :). The London music scene must have been quite something.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/10/2017 #6 Debasish Majumder
    nice buzz @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shard. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    07/10/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Many thanks for sharing us a few good bands that I am not familiar with :-) that's contemporary recent SA history :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    07/10/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Jislaaik Oom @Gert Scholtz this was a serious walk down memory lane. Just to correct you on one point - the medics were more off their rocker than anyone else!
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    I was tripping round the Middle East in the late 70s, Gert, with regular visits back to London to permit me to don those big collars and flared trousers. Funny how fashion can appear to be flattering when its 'in' and a downright embarrassment to haunt us in old photos. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/10/2017 #2 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    https://youtu.be/nYGf20dfkZk
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/10/2017 #1 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Great reminiscences @Gert Scholtz .

    Lets not forget the great Dog Detachment from Benoni:https://youtu.be/nYGf20dfkZk
  16. ProducerSusan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Friday Funday: Someone's in the kitchen with ... ?
    Friday Funday: Someone's in the kitchen with ... ?Every now and then, I find a theme for my Friday Funday posts, which have included the animal kingdom, wonderful puns, holiday times, and anything else that I can find that makes sense.Of course, sometimes I just compile a random assortment.ย And for...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/10/2017 #27 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 I agree, @Ken Boddie has his serious side which is enlightening and his fun side which always gives me the giggles. And I just saw your comment while I was typing this Ken, darn... you crack me up. Laughter really IS the best medicine. Did you miss your calling from becoming a comedian? Love Susan's Friday Fundays!
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    #20 #24 Since I'm unlikely to experience childbirth or have my nipples tickled, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, the next best generator of oxytocin is, I understand, laughter. We all need a 'giggle button' to push. I prescribe three times daily, before meals, plus a weekly dose of Friday Funday from @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    07/10/2017 #25 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #18 @Ken Boddie! You outdid yourself this time! That was wonderful! Enough exclamation marks???
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    07/10/2017 #23 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #21 Thanks for commenting and sharing my buzz, @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    07/10/2017 #22 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Fellow content marketers, allow yourself some fun weekend humor with this amazing buzz by @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! Enjoy!
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    07/10/2017 #21 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Loved the buzz, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!! Especially, the first three. I am now craving gingerbread, but I know if I walk into the kitchen now, I will only find the ingredients :-D
    Others deserve a good dose of weekend humor, too! Sharing. :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/10/2017 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #18 We need a giggle button for some of your comments @Ken Boddie :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/10/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lol! Good ones Susan. The onion rings a loud bell! ;) Our kitchens are generally chock full of 'em.
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    From picking nose, to knee thatโ€™s froze,
    And lemon-melon glee,
    If Kim Jong dude, should zap his food,
    Iโ€™ll laugh until I wee.
    ...................................
    Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll get your jest desserts, Susan๐Ÿคฃ
    John Rylance
    06/10/2017 #17 John Rylance
    #8 #6 your comments reminded me of the music hall song that contains the line.
    She sits among the cabbages and peas.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #15 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #12 Oooooh, that all sounds yummy, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! YUMMY.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #14 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #10 Yeah, I have a friend who was a cook in a school for about 35 years, and this one is perfect for her. She no longer cooks from scratch; she heats up frozen stuff or she eats out. I have to tag her on it.

    Thanks for your continued support and encouragement, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador!
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    06/10/2017 #13 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    I have to say the Eggs Benedictโ€”my favourite breakfast!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/10/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #9 Palmiers and wine? I had the best Brie cheese this week... roasted almonds, a cranberry dressing, apples and homemade bread came with it, oh and big glass of Citrus Ale- I haven't had a beer in years and I think I drank it a bit too fast ha ha.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/10/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for my Friday chuckles, @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess. I like the one about going to the kitchen and looking for food and the lemon wedgies.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/10/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 LOL yeah, palmiers. We are invited to a dinner party tonight. As usual, I asked if I could bring something, hence palmiers. I was thinking more along the lines of a bottle of wine. oh well
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    06/10/2017 #8 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 Yeah, I loved that one too, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! Of course, it helps if a reader knows what "picking" can mean . . .
  17. ProducerCory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    06/10/2017
    Let Your Mind Wander โ€“ Lessons for Today from Edgar Allan Poe
    Let Your Mind Wander โ€“ Lessons for Today from Edgar Allan PoeHe considered himself to be insane, saying he had โ€œlong intervals of horrible sanity,โ€ skipped a meeting with the President of the United States because he was drunk, and died under mysterious circumstances.ย Famous writer Edgar Allan Poe left a...
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    Dorothy Cooper
    10/10/2017 #10 Dorothy Cooper
    Nicely done! I think your post offers some great lessons for adults and children. Great resources for teaching as well. Thanks for this great contribution!
    Aleta Curry
    08/10/2017 #9 Aleta Curry
    Back when I used to compete in what was then called 'Oral Interpretation of Litterature', 'The Raven' was one of my favourites.
    Moi Kliniger
    07/10/2017 #8 Anonymous
    I love Poe's,writings! Thank you for this post Cory!
    Debasish Majumder
    07/10/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    Excellent buzz @Cory Galbraith! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the buzz.
    Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    06/10/2017 #6 Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    Great writing!
    The only thing I have to disagree with is that you find he fact he was a brilliant writer to be apparently incompatible with his psychological issues and use of drugs.
    Come on! The most interesting artists along history have been tormented souls and/or have experimented with drugs.
    I don't know which one is the cause and which the effect, but there's an undeniable strong correlation.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/10/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I love this new beBee feature and was thrilled to see this post in my notifications. Poe has always been one of my favorite authors. Nice read @Cory Galbraith.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/10/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    One of my favourite writers by one of my favourite authors :-) I really like Poe's short stories they are fascinating tales of amazing proportion and unlimited imagination.. good to see him showing up here :-)
    John White, MBA
    06/10/2017 #1 John White, MBA
    Amazing! I logged on just now and there was a notification waiting for me that you had posted a blog. It works by golly!
  18. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    A good read by Emily Kent on CMO.com
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Automation Will Give Human Insight A Boost, Not The Boot
    www.cmo.com In an era of data-driven marketing, automation can be seen as the triumph of AI over human efforts. But, in reality, it will free up the time for human creativity and...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    07/10/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #5 I get the Founding Fathers point. That's the time back then. Nowadays though u need to use your brain b4 motivating your intention with this Constitutional right.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/10/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 Yeah, I hear you. It's a shame we waste so much human ingenuity on stuff to kill each other off.

    Then we hand that stuff over to nutjobs.

    Now I hear the NRA is lobbying to legalize silencers??? There is only one reason to have a silencer and it ain't to hunt quietly.

    I often wish the Founding Fathers had made a typo. It would have been better to give people the right to bare arms rather than the right to bear arms.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    04/10/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Paul, I was referring to automation in general not marketing.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 That's quite a stretch, don't you think, Nick? Do you really think marketing automation is akin to automatic weapons?

    Come to think of it, I don't think I would mind if a shooter uses an AI instead of an AK
    Nick Mlatchkov
    04/10/2017 #1 Anonymous
    The triumph of automated (automatic) weapons can be seen in Vegas ...
  19. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Unfortunately, it is official now....
    Thank you Tom Petty for your beautiful music & inspiration. R.I.P
    This song is for me the official "Entrepreneur Anthem".
    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open
    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Into The Great Wide Open. (C) 1991 UMG Recordings,...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/10/2017 #4 Anonymous
    RIP! I'm wondering if that has s/t to do with the LV mass murders ...
    Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    03/10/2017 #2 Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    Damm,..told you...God is getting ready a huge Woodstock up there....
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/10/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    R.I.P. dear TP. May you Free Fall right into music heaven!
  20. ProducerOliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    #Video, Full Transcript of #Trump #WhiteHouse Speech After #LasVegas Shooting Massacre
    #Video, Full Transcript of #Trump #WhiteHouse Speech After #LasVegas Shooting Massacre President Trump's speech from the White House today in the aftermath of the Las Vegas active shooter massacre was Spiritual and Godly. And, his speech established the perfect tone in a masterful use of his presidential powers of persuasion and...
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    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    13/10/2017 #16 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    In fact, Stephen Paddock, "who killed 58 people and injured at least 515 others at a Las Vegas concert, was a retiree with no criminal history in the Nevada county where he lived," police said Fox News reports. MGM and law enforcement officials now (as of public reports on Friday, October 13, 2017) agree their approaching hotel security guard was shot at 10:05pm PT (1:05am ET), and then shortly afterwards Stephen Paddock opened fired into the crowd of concertgoers.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    10/10/2017 #15 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Of the 31,224 people who died from gun violence, according to recent data reports on TIME.com, 12,632 people died from murderous gun violence, and the difference of 18,592 people died from self-inflicted suicide by gun fire, mostly by white men statistically.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    06/10/2017 #14 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Historically speaking, total numbers of firearm-related incidents have actually fallen through the decades. Before 1993, the number of people killed or wounded by firearms skyrocketed. Thereafter, America has seen a precipitous drop in deaths due to firearms, including fatal firearms accidents reduced to approximately 40 percent in the last decade, and nowadays reduced to as high as 49 percent, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conservative think-tank, with such fatal firearms accidents statistics resting now at their lowest levels ever chronicled.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    05/10/2017 #13 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    The president praised law enforcement for their bravery in rapidly tracking down the (now deceased from suicide) active shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, high atop Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay 32nd floor (unleashing several hundred rounds of bullets from automatic weaponry through a busted out window) over 40,000 concertgoers at the nearby Route 91 Harvest country music festival site Sunday evening, shortly after 10pm PT (1am ET), saying that "in moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one" in the wake of the largest domestic mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing nearly 60 people and injuring and hospitalizing over 400 other concertgoers.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    04/10/2017 #12 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    The right to bear arms was granted to the American people by the drafters of the constitution, who understood first-hand the effects of a tyrannical government, and included that right in the constitution before many other bills of rights, such as the right to trial by jury, and the prohibitions against illegal search and arrest.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    04/10/2017 #11 Anonymous
    For that matter they might've taken literally this Ramones line - "Beat on the brat with a baseball bat" ... ;)
    Nick Mlatchkov
    04/10/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #8 Can u elaborate on that - "a baseball bat"
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    04/10/2017 #9 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Historically speaking, total numbers of firearm-related incidents have actually decreased over decades. In the early 1990โ€™s, the number of people killed or wounded by firearms soared. Since 1993, however, America has seen a steady drop in deaths due to firearms. Fatal firearms accidents have declined as well, nearly 40 percent in the last decade, and are now at the lowest levels ever recorded.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    03/10/2017 #8 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Remarkably, the FBI finds the top weapon of choice of criminals involved in violent crimes they've investigated ironically is "a baseball bat"!
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    03/10/2017 #7 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    And so, the debate continues with the central questions being exactly what rights do Americans have with their ability to protect themselves and their property? And how far can the government go to either violate or protect these rights?
    Denise M Barry
    03/10/2017 #6 Denise M Barry
    He obviously was reading from the teleprompter a well-written 'official' speech prepared for him by someone else. Thank goodness he stayed on script this time. Kelly was probably in the room, staring him down.
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    03/10/2017 #5 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    God bless. Thank you for sharing.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    03/10/2017 #4 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    A terrible and tragic event indeed.God Bless the victims and their families.

    I'll reseve comments on Trump himself...guess he's back on the golf course.
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    03/10/2017 #3 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @juanblanco76 John White, MBA Javier ๐Ÿ beBee can I get some beBee sugar love on this post please?
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    03/10/2017 #2 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @juanblanco76 @John White, MBA @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee can I get some beBee sugar love on this post please?
    Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    03/10/2017 #1 Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    President Trump's speech from the White House today in the aftermath of the Las Vegas active shooter massacre was Spiritual and Godly. And, his speech established the perfect tone in a masterful use of his presidential powers of persuasion and compassion in the nation's hour of need to have our president unite us as safe and secure citizens of community, equality and liberties.
  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/10/2017
    Another example of technology gone wrong: Microsoft Tay experiment.

    I think it shows how naive the creators are.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Microsoftโ€™s disastrous Tay experiment shows the hidden dangers of AI
    qz.com The question we always ought to ask ourselves before leaping headlong into the unknown with new technology is, Who...
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    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    03/10/2017 #1 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Equally important to the "who benefits?" question is the "at whose expense?" one. Because, unlike other scenarios, this one is definitely a zero-sum game.
  22. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    29/09/2017
    Circle Networking For BeBee
    Circle Networking For BeBeeLike to share a few points of what I perceive will enhance not only your network marketing here on bebee but on every platform.The first perception I try to keep in mind when posting links is how balanced I can keep this inferred traffic method.I...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/10/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you so much for this @Kevin Baker, and I find this extremely helpful. Yes, beBee is fair to everyone and we need to be more appreciative of what they do for us.
    Kevin Baker
    30/09/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    #4 I would gladly help anyone to understand the confusions that surround. SEO is not SEM nor is it SMM.

    These are three distinct marketing methods.

    In short form.
    #seo is optimizing your web pages so they are searched for and found by the people searching.
    #sem is link building and submitting your pages to all the search engines and creating constant update detailed sitemaps
    #smm is posting with relevant content with links to your web pages so search with in social communities can find you.

    For the average person or layman as you put forth. Producing content that is singular focus. One subject only.
    Most important is to not try to deceive the search engines, or and especially the audience.
    Do not set your keywords that are not the focus of your content.

    Example of a fisherperson

    The Title is the hook
    The description is the bait
    The keywords is the method of how to reel the audience in.

    All relevant Title key words must be included in your description and multiple times through out your content.
    On social media formats there is no description to submit. The first paragraph or the first 50 words etc of your content becomes the description.

    We have a free tool that automatically will train anyone how to write for the web.
    netdatabiz.com/SEOScoreTool

    This will match the triple algorithms of all the major search engines.
    This tool is the result of 30+ years of search engine monitoring.

    @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    30/09/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Bebee is fair to everyone and yes they promote us wholeheartedly. beBee is my breakfast, lunch and Tea.
    And like yourself
    What motivates me is you, all of the wonderful people here at bebee who all have brought positive energy into my life experience. I couldn't agree less. Well said @Kevin Baker Together we learn, together we grow and together we share.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    30/09/2017 #4 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    This is a great buzz, @Kevin Baker. While I struggle to understand technicalities of SEO, like the algorithm or robot.txt files, but I hope I can learn it well and apply it to my work, effectively.

    If it is not too much to ask, could you please help me with some sources that can enhance my (layman's) understanding of these matters?

    I totally agree with you about beBee doing so much for us. This is what drew me to it and I am pretty much addicted to all the positivity we receive and reciprocate, here.
    Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    30/09/2017 #3 Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    A great reflection that I share.
    I agree with you that you have to find the balance when it comes to posting links: this is a two-way street.
    Regards Kevin.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Very well put, Kevin. Your buzzing blog posts and other efforts are exemplary. You're already an ambassador in my eyes!๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Sadman Ishrak
    29/09/2017 #1 Sadman Ishrak
    Great information which is very helpful. Thank you for sharing.
  23. Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    Asรญ era Parรญs en 1900๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜...

    Fuente: antropohistoria
    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
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    Mariela Roxana Colman
    29/09/2017 #7 Mariela Roxana Colman
    El Parรญs de Boudelaire! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
    Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    29/09/2017 #6 Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    ยกQuรฉ preciosidad! Darรญa gusto pasear entonces por sus calles (ahora tambiรฉn pero con tanta gente no es lo mismo).
    Sonia ๐Ÿ Quiles Espinosa
    29/09/2017 #5 Sonia ๐Ÿ Quiles Espinosa
    Bellรญsima @Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Otra perlita
    Ignacio Orna
    29/09/2017 #4 Ignacio Orna
    #2 A la sombra de una sombrilla en el Verano. A ver si te gusta.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgPIWYt00LQ
    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    29/09/2017 #3 Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    #2 A mรญ tambiรฉn , Adela!!Bรกjate en el mes de Julio a mi tierra...ya tienes motivos!!!!!
    Adela Garcia
    29/09/2017 #2 Adela Garcia
    Walaaa!!!!! Como me gusta la sombrilla!!! Siempre quise tener un motivo para llevar sombrilla y aรบn no lo encontrรฉ!!!!
    Ignacio Orna
    29/09/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Bella Foto.
  24. Nick Mlatchkov

    Nick Mlatchkov

    22/09/2017
    @David B. Grinberg @Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ A hilarious video by an author mocking the propaganda style clip posted by M. Freeman!
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    22/09/2017 #2 Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CHwJ6InH2E
  25. David ๐Ÿ Martรญn Alonso
    Palacio de San Carlos, edificio del Siglo XVI, situado en la Plaza Mayor de Trujillo,
    https://www.instagram.com/dmartinlens/
    San Carlos Palace, XVI Century, in Plaza Mayor, Trujillo, Spain
    David ๐Ÿ Martรญn Alonso
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    Ignacio Orna
    21/09/2017 #2 Ignacio Orna
    Alucinante, la Foto.
    David ๐Ÿ Martรญn Alonso
    21/09/2017 #1 David ๐Ÿ Martรญn Alonso
    #ExploreTrujillo
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