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  1. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    You Can Avoid "Death by Meeting"
    You Can Avoid "Death by Meeting"Sometimes you hear a story and you really want it to be true.Even if there is no evidence to support it.The thing is... the story is so good, you can use the principle without needing the facts.This is one of those.I can't verify whether or not this...


    debasish majumder
    25/03/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    wonderful post @Kevin Pashuk! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/03/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Too many meetings
    Too little time
    If you can't hold my attention
    Don't expect my retention
    Make your message clear
    and for all to hear
    If you want me to observe
    Let the purpose be served
    Too many meetings
    Too little time
    Please don't repeat
    what I already know
    May I be excused?
    I gotta go.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/03/2017 #10 Erroll -EL- Warner
    All meetings are controlled by human resources. They approved all information to be presented. The information should be well focused. Any late information must meet the approval of the human resources staff. Incomplete discussion will be reviewed by the human resources team and forwarded via emails to all concern.There should be a "talented team" which would solicit information from associates and discussed during organizational meetings.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/03/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    "Know the purpose of the meeting" This is my bewilderment in many meetings, i have participated in thousands. In most i sensed the need to transfer knowledge in its raw form. Not sure why, as the folks i have hired, i hired because i trusted their judgement in consolidating the information into a solution or identify issues before they arise.

    I usually called them on the data dump with question of what the information told them. (This was in the construction days.) It usually shut the meeting down.

    It was funny as they all used MS Project back in the day and to get them to understand, i used the same software and created a project that was strictly ongoing concerns or things to watch for in multiple projects. They hated my project but our meetings became more effective in challenging the construction process of data dumps.

    The owner of the company heard some wild stories about my leadership, but once the meetings became efficient so did our customer service. This showed up at the top of the sales funnel and also at the bottom line. I told the owner i could stop, all he had to do was ask. He never did.

    Meetings are the bane of our existence or the gateway to elevated customer service.

    Great stuff as usual @Kevin Pashuk
    Ken Boddie
    22/03/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    I have written and presented many times on meeting procedures, Kev, but alas, human nature is often allowed to take precedence over practical procedures, resulting in an agony of postulation, verbal diarrhetic procrastination, and time mismanagement. I suggest that the two things of paramount importance to avoid "death by meetings" are to ensure that the chairperson has the focus and authority to keep matters on track and on time, and that an efficient scribe is appointed to distribute the agenda in advance and circulate the minutes soon afterwards, with an action column, and that matters not discussed (due to a strict time allocation being implemented) are carried over to the next meeting.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    22/03/2017 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Oftentimes I wonder why I always end up being the moderator ...regardless of who is conducting ;)
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    22/03/2017 #6 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Well-run meetings can be very effective. Unfortunately, most managers are thrown into their roles without any training in this area and spend the rest of their careers learning from the practices they see around them. This is one of the areas in which all new managers should receive training.
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Kevin Pashuk Ok meetings ...I think you are a little harsh . You see, I have meetings each and every day, no exceptions !!!! They can be illuminating, insightful ( same thing I guess) inspiring and a jolly good way to bond. Now I should point out that I work alone , ( well I do have a cat but he is really useless in meetings and sometimes rude) I usually have an agenda which is followed to the letter. Arguments do occasionally occur but I seem to always win! Is this because I am arguing with myself ( note to self; Bring this up at next meeting) I like to bring up controversial topics like , longer lunch hours, extended nap periods and later starting times . I feel you are all missing the point about meetings for I simply love chatting away for extended periods of time on a variety of topics. I would continue on this diatribe but must dash I have a psychiatrist's appointment. Tally Ho !!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/03/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    That is what Scrum Meetings are - 15 minutes tops
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/03/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Don't get me started on useless meetings.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    22/03/2017 #2 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Yup a lot of meetings are boooooring, even stressful. It doesn't have to be that way.
    Donna Wood
    22/03/2017 #1 Donna Wood
    The most common form of "death by meeting" I've encountered is the meetings without a clearly defined purpose. How many times are we attending the weekly meeting, because it' is the weekly meeting? Great and valuable post @Kevin Pashuk!
  2. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Queen bees: How do I get a VIP status on beBee ?
    Queen bees: How do I get a VIP status on beBee ? We changed the old "VIP" manual status on beBee  to a new automatic one: "Queen Bee". We will place a bee icon on your profile soon. At this time, you will see a VIP flag but we will be replacing it by a Bee icon.How do I get this status ?It is...


    Wayne Yoshida
    25/03/2017 #51 Wayne Yoshida
    I took a look at my profile, and I got that icon! So now the pressure is upon us. . . . that icon can fall off. . . It's a nice nudge and reward for us. Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee

    And congratulations to all VIP / Queen Bees - keep posting, keep growing! But wait - - this what we all should be doing - writing, posting, sharing, teaching. recruiting, commenting - right? beBee just makes it fun and interesting to do all this!
    Yogesh Sukal
    24/03/2017 #50 Yogesh Sukal

    So cool, amazing concept
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/03/2017 #49 Mohammed A. Jawad
    May the Almighty Lord bless you @Javier 🐝 beBee and propel beBee to success. You know how to brighten up faces of beBee bees. Thanks for bestowing the status of VIP on our profiles. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/03/2017 #48 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #43 Good thinking! It's good to be a bee at beBee (queen or otherwise).
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/03/2017 #47 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Lada has my vote as a Queen Bee!! :~))
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    24/03/2017 #46 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    It seems that almost everyone I follow has a VIP status. :-) It is a great way to motivate people.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/03/2017 #44 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks everybody !!! Congratulations to all our most active bees !!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/03/2017 #43 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #36 @Renée 🐝 Cormier there will be only a bee. We will not put the laberl "queen bee" Very simple ! Enjoy it ! 🐝🐝🐝📈📈📈📈📈
    Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    24/03/2017 #42 Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    I recently got mine and it makes me very happy!! :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/03/2017 #41 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #26 Vegete Indigenous People make a good queen bee. It's about Us always.
    #beBeesforever #beBeelove #keepbuzzing Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee 🤗🤗
    Milos Djukic
    24/03/2017 #40 Anonymous
    #34 @Gerald Hecht, A very important Professor (VIP) :)
    Milos Djukic
    24/03/2017 #39 Anonymous
    Milos Djukic, Queen of fractals :) "The King is dead, long live The Queen!" Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee :)
    Pedro Casanova
    24/03/2017 #38 Pedro Casanova
    Ohh..wow...soy VIP...Muchisimas gracias. @Javier 🐝 beBee @@Juan Imaz y los demás. Estoy contento y orgulloso
    Grreat.!!!! ..am a VIP BeBee ...or a Bee.I P. .Anyway..what I am is proud and grateful to @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz and the rest of the team.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/03/2017 #36 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Not sure how many men want to be called a queen, but, hey, we're all productive. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/03/2017 #35 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thank you!
    Gerald Hecht
    24/03/2017 #34 Gerald Hecht
    #33 @Emilia M. Ludovino yeah, that's what I thought; nothing seems broken or "non-functional" or anything.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    24/03/2017 #33 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #31 Hi @Gerald Hecht - just check your profile and it seems normal. The turquoise link is actually the link to your profile on beBee. In that same field, we also have the links to the other social media networks we've such as LI, Twitter, etc.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    24/03/2017 #32 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Wow .... I'm a Queen Bee!!!! Thank you so much @Javier 🐝 beBee for this honor. :) I don't even know what to say :))). Muchas gracias Javi - que voy a abrir mi botella de Alvaro Palacios 2012 para celebrar este honor. :)))
    Gerald Hecht
    24/03/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Javier 🐝 beBee I don't know if it's an error --I just saw this post and am asking about the "profile thingie".

    On my profile there is a turquoise link that says "view blog"; but it doesn't have any of the other items that people have mentioned.
    I don't know if it's supposed to have anything else or not; that's all.

    It all seems to be working okay; I don't think that anything is broken.

    I'll check and send a message to the support email if I notice anything.
  3. ProducerTimo Schrama

    Timo Schrama

    The end of competition - an impression of LawTech Europe 2016
    The end of competition - an impression of LawTech Europe 2016This November I've been at Lawtech Europe 2016. It is not a typical 'law' congress, not an 'ICT congress, nor a' visionary 'conference. It might be a bit of everything and thus making it perhaps a less easily accessible. But it's certainly very...


    Nick Mlatchkov
    21/03/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Welcome on board!
    Timo Schrama
    21/03/2017 #2 Timo Schrama
    #1 Thanks! Just checking out this platform :)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    15/03/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Hi @Timo Schrama Welcome to beBee 🤗🐝🤗 Congratulations on your first buzz.
  4. David B. Grinberg
    A "must watch" very cool video for anyone who wants to better understand the drastic scales of the cosmos, chemistry, space science (quantum mechanics vs. general relativity) and life on Earth and within our solar system, galaxy and beyond (including theories of Parallel Universes and the Mutliverse). Enjoy!
    Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL)
    Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL) Size comparison of the entire universe 2017 in 3D. From the fabric of space-time itself, we journey outwards to subatomic elementary particles, to atoms,...


    Randall Burns
    15/03/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    Great video! Really puts things into perspective. I think the commentator could use some helium.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/03/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your valuable feedback and wise words @Ali Anani and @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. Many thanks!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/03/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I have always loved pull out video like this. So many of want to focus on "problems" and they seem so large in our minds. This is because our entire focus is 100% on them. Yet like in this video, if we just step back, it is just a tiny obstacle in a large journey called life.
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    #5 Yes, it makes a lot of sense @David B. Grinberg. If we compare the size of a problem in relation to the earth and how small it is compared to the universe then all problems would not be on the map even if we magnify them million times.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for your valuable feedback @George Touryliov @Ali Anani and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I think maintaining a cosmic perspective on life helps to keep some of the more mundane daily rituals/chores/problems here on Earth in a more relative perspective -- at least for me. This could help to alleviate stress and anxiety related to "blowing things out of proportion" in our own lives -- as some of the big issues of concern to us are actually infinitesimal (literally and figuratively) when pondering the cosmic scale. Does this make any sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very interesting @David B. Grinberg, thanks!
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    Bewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg View more
    Bewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for making my morning so joyful. Close
    George Touryliov
    12/03/2017 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 Thanks for share David! Definitely a must-see!
  5. Anna Harris

    Anna Harris

    Anna Harris
    Stringent Privacy Policy Rules for Apps Launched in the Google Play Store
    medium.com Google has taken Android app developers by surprise with its recent set of rules and regulations imposed on clarification of privacy...
  6. Felix Clouse

    Felix Clouse

    Free Financial Modeling Training (Colgate Excel Model) :-

    Financial Modeling trainings are all around the web and there has been lot written about learning Financial Modeling, however, most of the financial modeling trainings are exactly the same.
    Felix Clouse
    Free Financial Modeling Training (Colgate Excel Model) | WallStreetMojo
    www.wallstreetmojo.com In this free Financial Modeling Training Course, you will learn step by step approach to build Colgate Palmolive Financial Model from...
  7. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    No words really!
    Taj Mahal with Ry Cooder Statesboro Blues
    Taj Mahal with Ry Cooder Statesboro Blues Americana Music Awards...


    Devesh Bhatt
    21/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
  8. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Majorca, Spain. Who wants to go? John White, MBA


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Dean Owen
    19/02/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    I used to go every summer (as did half of Britain it seemed). Switched to the slightly quieter and smaller Menorca for a while. Fond memories.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    19/02/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    wow, a beauty here!!!
    John White, MBA
    19/02/2017 #9 John White, MBA
    #6 @Donna-Luisa Eversley: Sorry, no tix. :( Majorca has always been a place I'd like to visit.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/02/2017 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    If you look closely, you will see in the picture... At least... I can dream can't I 😇😊😘🙋
    Brook Massey
    19/02/2017 #7 Brook Massey
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/02/2017 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @John White, MBA..only ask that question if you're backing it up with tickets.... 😁😁😁🍻
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    19/02/2017 #5 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    18/02/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    brt oooooo
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    More places to go :-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
    Dorothy Cooper
    18/02/2017 #1 Dorothy Cooper
    Wow, how gorgeous! I am ready, but I have tuition due for my daughter. Lovely image, so joyful!
  9. ProducerMareo McCracken

    Mareo McCracken

    18 Proven Actions to Become More Confident
    18 Proven Actions to Become More ConfidentThe main thing that will help you step up your game from wanting to be the best and actually being the best are the actions you take. You need to practice your craft, find mentors... and have the ability to share your skills and talents with...
  10. DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Icebergs se desprendendo
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    NASA Satellite Spots Mile-Long Iceberg Breaking Off of Antarctic Glacier
    www.livescience.com An iceberg about a mile long (1 to 2 kilometers) broke off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier in...
  11. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    ZZ Top - KadZZilla Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝


    martin romandia
    17/02/2017 #3 martin romandia
    es un cadillac....

    esta muy bueno
    Angel Coca
    17/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Que coches es? Americano? No me suena europeo
  12. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    Nuclear weapons... new Documentary BBC 2016
    Nuclear weapons... new Documentary BBC 2016
  13. Jose Manuel Sales
    Nuestros viajes a San Petersburgo, la ciudad que Jose Manuel Sales


    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    15/02/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Muy bonito, y ese color, cuanto menos curioso
    Brook Massey
    15/02/2017 #2 Brook Massey
    Wow! Es hermoso.
  14. Nick Mlatchkov

    Nick Mlatchkov

    @David B. Grinberg @Charles David Upchurch
    t.co "The people that we send there are going on a mission forever, for the rest of their...
  15. Emily🐝 Bee

    Emily🐝 Bee

    Happy #Valentine's Day Bee-Friends! Have a Lovey-Dovey Day!!! 💖💖💖💖 I know I've been slightly MIA recently but I still think of all my Bees very, very often! Emily🐝 Bee
  16. Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    " It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. "
    Albert Einstein'
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira


    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    14/02/2017 #5 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    #4 Surely, I believe that in a future where humanity will unite and mainly respect the differences, we could really take care of our land, we could be everywhere, to live experiences with nature in a plausible way, I love technology , Especially when it brings release, for example we have the 3d printer, in a future where this type of technology and access to information will bring healing and access to any kind of tool, I would like to open a company where I could build a species Of society, where the government would not intervene directly, in my country it only brings disorder and return, so I could bring social equality, and dignity to all who have the same will, to grow as a human being.
    David Disney
    14/02/2017 #4 David Disney
    #3 That makes sense and I get where you are coming from however, I started following you from your posts and writings, and only through technology have I found beautiful souls such as yours, as well as many others. Full access to medicine and information can only be brought by technology, albeit the cancer in that is definitely false news, a numb society, and all forms of social inequality through ignorance, however technology is such a beautiful thing that when handled correctly can completely change the world. Guess it falls back to all things in moderation?
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    14/02/2017 #3 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    #1 #2 Sincerely, it is a social criticism of our current reality, technology is not bad, but as a form of alienation so that people are distracted while the government does not do their job very well, this image in my opinion portrays this, the technology is great and Will always make us progress in our longings, the goal of this image is to bring to light the lack of connection we have with our neighbor, generating separation and prejudices, I am the type that would like to be free to be able to join other people And build something that I believe to be a real society, imagine everyone having full access to medicine and information, maybe we would not have that glaring social inequality,
    David Disney
    13/02/2017 #2 David Disney
    I'm curious @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira why you consider technology to be something to avoid as depicted in this meme. I understand it is attempting to say that technology, and the lack there of is a balancing act, however why is it that the individuals that use technology more then others are in a black cavern? Can you only live in green pastures with zero technology?
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Sadly, for some this may be true. When technology is a tool that helps you with life, it is a great thing. Yet, when technology is something that you can not live without, it has become a disease and one is better off without.
  17. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    Valentine's Day is coming...
    Valentine's Day is coming...Various legends, good PR, and time has suggested that the first Valentine's Day card was written by Valentine himself. He gave the card to the daughter of his jailer who was no longer blind due to Valentine's divine intervention and signed it "Your...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/02/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I often think that love is the most misunderstood and most stifled human emotion. Yes, friends shaking hands, saying how do you do is one of the many ways we show our love and affection for others, but letting the words trip from your tongue is nice too. It's not as dangerous as people think.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    11/02/2017 #6 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #3 Enjoy the party @Brian McKenzie
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    11/02/2017 #5 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thx @Jeet Sarkar
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    11/02/2017 #4 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for reading @debasish majumder
    Brian McKenzie
    11/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    I will be hosting the 3 Annual Black Hearts Party. We will eat a "Love Stinks" Cake, burn old love letters and photos in effigy and recommit to another year of Freedom, Independence and Travel. Always accepting new members, you are just a divorce or cheaters moment away from quick admission. Sponsored by #MGTOW.
    Jeet Sarkar
    11/02/2017 #2 Jeet Sarkar
    great share . Thank you.
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Graham🐝 Edwards! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  18. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    The Bamboo Mountains
    The Bamboo Mountains Described as the Hamptons of Eastern China by The New York Times, Moganshan is enjoying a revival as a weekend playground for Shanghai’s affluent. Steeped in history, these bamboo encrusted mountains are witnessing a steady transformation into a...


    Paul Walters
    10/02/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 Touche
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    #9 Better to be a penniless traveler than a rich goldfish I say.
    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen you see when one has a "decade" more of travel experience than you, one doesnt just tuck into a bamboo dish with gusto! Age my old friend can sometimes be an asset. Cool article and now another on my list . Its people like you who keep me poor !!!!
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #4 Yep, I found out the hard way about bamboo sprouts, having picked fresh ones up at a local Japanese market. I just chopped them up thinly and started stir frying, but you need to boil out the poison first before frying. Not a pleasant experience, but hardly life threatening. Hope you feel better soon! Oh, and Moganshan boasts around 300 different species of bamboo, but the pandas are long gone. Fortunately it is never too late, and China is really ramping up with Panda conservation.
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #3 Funny I used to carry huge camera equipment around with me during my journeys, and spending time taking photos really took away from the experience, and you notice less. I am in awe of Paul Walters, but I suspect he has a decade, give or take, on me, so hopefully with practice....
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #1 It was the perfect power cut, and perfect timing. Fortunately they use gas for cooking and heating water so the kitchen still ran under candlelight. They did a tremendous job, but I guess they are used to it, and they had cupboards full of candles.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    if only Trees could talk but hang on @Dean Owen know their language :-)
    Ken Boddie
    09/02/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Remind me to keep away from bamboo sprouts in future, Dean-san. As you know, I'm currently surviving food poisoning, but am not yet ready to end it all. The bamboo forests of Moganshan sound intriguing. I wonder if they're clumping or spreading bamboo?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The beauty of being a traveler is when you can share the beauty of it and you have shared the beauty of it here. I don't know of any travel blogs I would care to read that are better than what you and @Paul Walters View more
    The beauty of being a traveler is when you can share the beauty of it and you have shared the beauty of it here. I don't know of any travel blogs I would care to read that are better than what you and @Paul Walters consistently produce. It is a symbiotic relationship, the ability to notice this detail is the ability to travel and notice, only a few have it and this is beyond par. Thank You. Close
    Maria Robertson
    09/02/2017 #2 Maria Robertson
    Aleta Curry
    09/02/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    Sounds lovely indeed. And dinner by candlelight - well, I can certainly think of worse things. Seems that would be atmospheric to the max!
  19. ProducerTony Brandstetter
    ITS GOOD TO BE THE PRESIDENTThe Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in the American Civil War, on September 17, 1862, 22,717 were dead, wounded or missing. I toured the battle field a few times, also visiting Harpers Ferry another pivotal point in this crazy war....
  20. Eddie Garrison

    Eddie Garrison

    What Counts As a Video View on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat? Eddie Garrison
  21. José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes
    Los 35 restaurantes de moda en Madrid 2017
    acojonante.org ¿Se te quedan cortos los típicos restaurantes de la capital? Tus noches no volverán a ser igual con esta lista de restaurantes de moda 2017 en...
  22. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    A Country Life: Summer, Part II
    A Country Life: Summer, Part II In which we ponder the significance of a sink full of dirty dishes and a book. The Global Financial Crisis hit our markets in Australia late, but it hit with a vengeance. Businesses in many industries, including ours, were deeply...


    Aleta Curry
    09/02/2017 #43 Aleta Curry
    #41 Aw, thanks @Paul Walters. As W.C. Fields said, 'I've got a million of 'em!'
    Aleta Curry
    09/02/2017 #42 Aleta Curry
    #40 I love that line, @Pamela 🐝 Williams I've gotta watch that movie again!

    As to this 'I can just imagine that she is raising her child/children to be just as nasty as her' well, it's truer than you know, wait till the next installment.
    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    @Aleta Curry The storyteller from the bush... keep em coming !
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    09/02/2017 #40 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You're a better woman than me Aleta! Miss smell under her nose would have been wearing the desert just as soon as she went after the grandmother! I'll use a line from the movie Parenthood: "You have to have a license to drive, you even have to have a license to fish, but they'll let any a...hole can have a kid".
    That line was spoken by a very young Keanu Reeves. Being a mother is via the heart, not via the vagina. Loved your comeback! I can just imagine that she is raising her child/children to be just as nasty as her
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #39 Aleta Curry
    #37 Thanks so much, @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, Life has taught me to appreciate the steps along the journey, because you never know what's going to happen next. I'm pretty cheery, and when down, I don't stay down for long; I have found that it doesn't help and it wastes my time.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    08/02/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #36 Tell me about it. Story of my life 😊😊
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    08/02/2017 #37 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Read thoroughly, enjoyed it! Be spirited always to be cheery at all times!
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #36 Aleta Curry
    Thanks, @🐝 Fatima Williams. Yes, we do survive, don't we? :)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    08/02/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A delightful story with some lovely memories @Aleta Curry I can Relate to a few memories with friends like the book episode. I survived.
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #34 Aleta Curry
    #33 Thanks a bunch, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. I really love the expression 'fair weather friends', it expresses exactly what it is. I must remember to use it where appropriate!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/02/2017 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Yours is a delightful story @Aleta Curry and I can relate to the ladies luncheon and their conversation. Memories of friends, fair weather friends, and acquaintances whose main concern was their status in life.
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #32 Aleta Curry
    #31 Glad it resonated, Max, hope most of the memories were good!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    08/02/2017 #31 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I dig it. It brought up a lot of my own past memories scattered from over the years. It's the being able to relate to it that kept me drawn in.
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #30 Aleta Curry
    #28 Aw, thanks Deb!
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #29 Aleta Curry
    #27 I thought I had seen your name, but wanted to be sure! ;)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/02/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    The real punchline is that all those expensive purchases clearly had to be pre-discussed, meaning the giftee basically gifted themselves. Whereas, an authentic gift from someone who loves us, who put a little bit of heart into the thought - that is simply, utterly priceless, no matter the amount of currency exchanged.

    You have a knack for storytelling, @Aleta Curry. I feel like I've been given a really great book myself.
    Devesh Bhatt
    08/02/2017 #27 Devesh Bhatt
    #25 read and enjoyed yesterday.
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #26 Aleta Curry
    #15 Thanks, Rod, it was tempting! :)
    Aleta Curry
    08/02/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    @Max🐝 J. Carter @🐝 Fatima Williams @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Milos Djukic @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Aurorasa Sima @Devesh Bhatt ; everyone I've forgotten to tag and anyone else who might be even vaguely interested.
    Aleta Curry
    07/02/2017 #24 Aleta Curry
    #13 Thanks, Gert. I'll have to let you know when the next installment comes out!
  23. ProducerGeoffrey Cooling
    Will Big Data and Technology Take Away Our Free Choice?
    Will Big Data and Technology Take Away Our Free Choice? I read a fantastic article recently that pertained to the use of big data, the question that the article asked was  Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar...


    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #25 Mohammed Sultan
    #24 @Robert Bacal.I absolutely agree with your view.The question has to be asked according to the respondent terms.Sometimes respondents have to be taken gradually or asked the question indirectly but at the end the researcher has to make sure that they are related to the same issue.
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #24 Robert Bacal
    #19 @Mohammed Sultan Just on your first point on manipulation, in fact researchers CAN affect the results, etc, depending on how the phrase the questions they ask, and even the scales they use for people to tick off items. It's a major problem in psychometrics.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    #21 Thank you for your response .If you want to take a decision to change people perceptions you have to depend on more than a single view through one track thinking and one methodology.No single viewpoint is really enough to fully and properly explain and predict people's complex behavior.
    Nowadays,the complexity of the stimuli makes it very difficult to depend on a traditional researcher as the issue goes beyond psychometric theories.
    We may in future to rely more on clinical psychology to fully understand perceptions and attitudes variables.The limit is not in the data itself but in the researchers imagination.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #22 Geoffrey Cooling
    #15 sorry but your statement reminded me of that famous saying, "the innocent have nothing to fear" As Sam Vimes once said, generally they do, firstly the guilty and in the long term the people who say "the innocent have nothing to fear"
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #21 Geoffrey Cooling
    #19 The original data gathered was psychometric data through the recognised questionnaires, not likes and dislikes. That dataset was linked to Facbook profiles because that is where the data was gathered from. The researchers ended up with millions of inputs, that the then correlated with the activity of profile holders. This allowed them to generate ever better modelling. Just read the original article and all of your points are answered.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #20 Geoffrey Cooling
    #17 OPen source intelligence is a veritable treasure trove, that is information gathered via digital channels. I read a pretty interesting paper on it and it's everyday use by both intelligence services and law enforcement internationally
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #19 Mohammed Sultan
    @Geoffery Cooling.First,a researcher can not manipulate people perceptions,motivations and aspiration through asking what do you like or dislike about (stimuli)? particularly in a very dynamic society of 350 millions people,not all of them on line.Second,as we are all aware the reader's is not always subjugated to the stimuli ,but to how h/she is close to the writer(ie if the researcher asked the same question in a different context or changed the stimuli he will be struck both by the similarities and differences between his perception and people choice).

    Second,even if it were a reliable and valid demographic survey and representative of the actual universe, the researcher would not be able to conduct a modelling between (un related!) factors because it would require repeating the same survey to find any change in their behaviors and attitudes.

    Third,people motivation can't be determined depending only on socio- economic and demographic data,but by doing motivation research associated with "words"rather than "numbers".Nowadays, people are not so motivated by statistics,but by words that reflect their behavior and feeling.

    Thus,we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people .Researchers who don't get out and talk to people are not real researchers,but databasers.Data is collected by different methods depending on the purpose and the context of the study through questionnaires or topic guides that
    has to be filled by them or by the interviewers after giving them a proper brief of the objectives of the study,here the interviewees should be informed why they have been asked and who is interviewing them.

    Fourth,when it comes to dropping conclusions and decision making, data are facts but the creativity of the researchers lies in their interpretations and reaching conclusions.

    Finally,I ask myself ;are we really need or willing to be psychonalized in the form of likes and dislikes?
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    05/02/2017 #18 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #17 Fortunately there are alternatives to the tracking companies you mentioned. For example, for web searches there is Duckduckgo, as well as Startpage, and of course, ixquick.
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #17 Robert Bacal
    #15 Exactly true zach. Most regular users won't know to do that stuff though. I figure it's not worth the hassle personally, and just treat everything I do as identifiable. And to be careful about ALL personal info, like birthdays, where I am at any given time, etc.

    It's actually shocking what even regular people can find out about someone, and it's pretty impossible not to leave identifiable tracks. Unless one simply doesn't use the Internet, OR NEVER identify oneself and ALWAYS use false information. Which is pretty limiting.

    THere's a point where precautions start to interfere with convenience - even blocking and clearing cookies, which is a smart thing, starts to be a hassle. And as soon as you buy something, even at amazon, or use google, you will be tracked.
    Adam Weedy
    05/02/2017 #16 Adam Weedy
    People give away their freedom on facebook
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    05/02/2017 #15 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #14 I'm more concerned about companies rather than law enforcements. The latter tend to leave you alone if you are lawful. The former tend to spam you and sell your data to ad companies, regardless of what you do.

    I find that the ghostly add-on for the Firefox browser can be a bit of a deterrent to them though, while Orbot on a smartphone is an essential app to maintain some anonymity. Finally, if you are very serious about remaining out of reach from the trackers, there is also VPNs, Tor, and several other privacy systems...
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #14 Robert Bacal
    #12 Actually, what you said isn't strictly true. It depends who is doing the tracking. Your IP address from which you send anything is recorded in numerous "places", and your computer has a unique MAC address. In theory the MAC address shouldn't be publicly available.

    In fact, it's quite difficult to be untrackable. You can take basic precautions as you indicate, but you ARE tracked by companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.

    Finally, law enforcement CAN find you.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    It's what I've been 'preaching' for years. I figured it out when movies and TV shows started putting particular products in certain types of show and movies. A case of: "if you'll watch this type of show, you'll more than likely buy this kind of product". Then the reality TV shows hit and made it okay for people to act out in unsociable ways. It's been a steady stream of influence that changed the way people viewed the world and their countries. The only thing they would glean from my Facebook page is; I hate Trump. It's my platform for my political views. Here I can show my personal side, other than politics. Very interesting study, will have to delve into it more deeply.
    Thanks Geoffrey.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    05/02/2017 #12 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    This is indeed a very important matter that we all need to take into account. However, it's not all doom and gloom (well, not entirely anyway!). Nobody puts a gun to your head and forces you to like or even read your FB wall. In fact, even the use of FB (or other information farms) is entirely voluntary. So, if you are frugal with the information you give to these companies and voice your opinions without broadcasting a million different things about yourself in the process (perhaps using an alias, like it is possible in many sites), then you have a much lower risk of being tracked. At least this way you make it a bit more challenging to find out who you are and what you are up to. So, if you really must comment on that cat video without others noting down the fact that you love cats, you have this option!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #11 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #10 Am more of an optimist....things will get worse and may well even become very bad but that old pendulum will swing back.....methinks...enjoyed the chat...thank you.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #10 Geoffrey Cooling
    #9 I hope you are right, but what if the knowledge of you is used against you constantly, every day in all those little ways that are possible through digital channels. I believe that we are better than we have allowed ourselves to be, but I fear we aren't.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #9 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #8 Agreed that it will effect some of my behaviour but for what length of time....for example I may just have been to the village hall and placed my vote based on the information fed to me online.... on the way back home I meet a lady from the village - we chat - she is compassionate etc ....so maybe just maybe she has tempered my stance on a particular matter.........I have voted and the harm is done however I now call into question my actions.....and so on and so forth....we humans can be swayed in many ways....it reminds me a bit about the old folks lessons about walking tall and you will feel confident....smile and someone will return that smile....influence comes in many guises.....the on screen world demands your attention in a particular way and the body is in a set position for periods of time....maybe changing physical position can change mental position....still curious about the length of time on screen influence lasts.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #8 Geoffrey Cooling
    #7 Okay Helena, so, for arguments sake, you are a lady who has some racial hang ups but you hide it well. Racist? No not me, definitely not! However, your data shows that you are from an area of the country that is most definitely shall we say racially charged. You like some groups that could be said to be hovering on the edge. Your friend Mary posted an article about a black rapist that got seventeen years for raping a white lady, you commented terrible business. You are most definitely not a racist, then I target your facebook feed several weeks before a vote on a racial issue with stories about crime with images of black men attached. The stories are mostly true, mostly, with a bit of sensationalism tagged on. I know that according to your psychometric data that you are a conservative type and a little anxious, so I go for stories that really get your back up. How do ypou think that affects your final vote?
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #7 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    As they say....Ya well but no.....can see that quite a bit may be gleaned from online 'behaviour' and that you may even be steered in a certain direction but that is information that is gathered from a very particular static environment - more often than not - from the same desk or the same body stance and face on interaction with a screen....would be very interested to know what length of time that influence lasts and what triggers rejection of said suggestive input? I have noticed that I may well like a certain item of clothing whilst engaging with the screen but this has not affected my buying pattern in practice......there is something that changes when you move from the computer - I step outside my front door, cross the road and amble down the lane and I am a different person.....or just the other me!
    Aleta Curry
    04/02/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 No argument from me, bro! I think I'll be joining the millions who are buying a new copy of 1984...!
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    Nick Mlatchkov

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  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    You will know who they are by the deeds they do, the idols they worship and the allegiance they swear.

    Never listen to the sweet words of devils - always scrutinize their actions, follow the money.


    FACTs over FEELS
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    For 15 to 20 days (police aren't sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita's chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole's rear: "He was a homo anyway." How did she know? "When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.")
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/02/2017 #1 Anonymous
    She might have gone out from prison in 2010 thankfully to BO ...
    She also looks no worse than a movie actress now, very strange for a person been in jail for that long ...
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