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  1. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    15/11/2016
    "this environment imposes a new political requirement on those of us who take voting seriously: a capacity for thoughtful, enlightened forgiveness"
    Migdalia Burgos
    The Forgiveness Mandate
    www.strategy-business.com The 2016 presidential election has shown that no secret is safe; we’d better learn to distinguish acceptable transgressions from non-acceptable...
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  2. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    Hearing Help
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com July 30th, 2015 Source: Since my sudden hearing deterioration I use various aids to help me hear. I first began with an FM system. For those who do not know what an FM system is: I carry a...
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  3. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    What if Slowing Down is a Great Thing? - Who's That Lady
    lottieryan.com What if you were able to accept the fact you're physically slower and that this is a good thing? What if you actually need to now slow down even...
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    Renee Iseli - Smits
    09/11/2016 #6 Renee Iseli - Smits
    #5 That's the spirit Jamie! From experience I know how hard it is, when docters tell you they don't know what to do. I hope you will find your own way to acceptance and wish you all the best luck.
    Jamie Davis
    08/11/2016 #5 Jamie Davis
    #4 Yesterday I cried my eyes out at my doctor's appointment because no matter what she's tried, I don't seem to get better 😢 (I hate to cry, so this was terribly embarassing)
    But...today is a new day and I am moving forward, excepting, yet determined to find my way toward acceptance
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    02/11/2016 #4 Renee Iseli - Smits
    #3 Yes, that is very true. That is why I write my Blog, "I'm hard of hearing, so what?" and I actively advocate openess towords this so called hidden impairement. But what goes for hearing impairement, goes for all impairements, of which much also are hidden, such as psycological impairements, burn outs, etc. Just the tabus resting on this, give the affected a lot of stress. So a changing mind set is very important to stay healthy.
    Jamie Davis
    02/11/2016 #3 Jamie Davis
    #2 I also think those with chronic illness need to know from others experience that you can still follow your dreams and live a successful life
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    02/11/2016 #2 Renee Iseli - Smits
    #1 The article has not been written by me but I deemed it important enough to share it Jamie. My hearing impairement makes me feel chronically tired and limits me too in life participation. But I always keep in mind that I'm not alone in this and that I have to keep finding ways to deal with it and indeed to prevent self doubt. And to share this kind of information with others can be one of the things to keep up self confidence!
    Jamie Davis
    02/11/2016 #1 Jamie Davis
    Thank you for sharing your experience! I too have a chronic condition that limits my ability to participate in life as fully as I would like. It takes constant vigilance to prevent self doubt. Changing mind set leads to a more satisfying &healthy life!
  4. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Thank you Ella
    Ella feeds Homeless Man
    Ella feeds Homeless Man My daughter learned an important lesson today. So many people in my life have helped me along the way. Paying it forward for Ella. Great job baby...
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    mohammed khalaf
    31/10/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    May God is blessed her
  5. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    30/10/2016
    How to Regain Movement with Parkinson's Disease
    How to Regain Movement with Parkinson's DiseasePeople with Parkinson’s, Caregivers, Therapists and Medical Practitioners, please listen and share. We’ve all been missing something. This conclusion is both gamechanging and just a very simple common sense solution. In fact it is blindingly...
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    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    30/10/2016 #6 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #5 Great. Thanks @Deb Helfrich! Best
    Deb Helfrich
    30/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    #4 The email subject is "Comment displaying on different buzz" and I attached a pdf with screen prints and URLs.

    You can message me if I can help with testing on the live site.
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    30/10/2016 #4 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #3 Thanks @Deb Helfrich. This bug we already have detected. If you can, send me an email with the case to add to the impact and to fix it as soon as possible. Thanks for the feedback. Best Regards.
    Deb Helfrich
    30/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    @Federico Álvarez San Martín - I will email support with this example of a comment posted to one URL showing on another.
    Deb Helfrich
    30/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    This is Deb testing. Where will this comment land?
    Vivian Chapman
    30/10/2016 #1 Vivian Chapman
    Have you tried watching the film "Pina"?
  6. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    25/10/2016
    Getting the Parkinson's Picture
    Getting the Parkinson's PictureWhat does this look like to you? Well, it is a picture of someone with Parkinson's Disease, in what I call the "Parkinson's Stance". But to me it looks exactly like someone going into a crouching position. Crouching is an autonomic...
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    Vivian Chapman
    26/10/2016 #3 Vivian Chapman
    From a marvelous Pioneer - Gary Sharpe
    Gary Sharpe
    25/10/2016 #1 Gary Sharpe
    @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
  7. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Why networking is so important to all, but hearing impaired especially
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    Network
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com July 28th 2015 Source: Sometimes a thought takes hold of me, and continues to stay at the back of my mind until I have finished thinking about it. Recently I have explained the principle of...
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  8. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    22/10/2016
    The Hive metaphor, bees, beBee and Elsevier.
    "Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: "The Hive". The Hive, a project for biotech and pharmaceutical start-up firms"
    Elsevier is one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.
    Milos Djukic
    Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: The Hive
    www.elsevier.com Participants have access to Elsevier’s tools to develop drugs for unmet medical...
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    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #17 Thank you @Lance Scoular!
    Lance Scoular
    23/10/2016 #17 Lance Scoular
    #4 Tweeted @Milos Djukic just now.🐝
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/10/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag and share @Milos Djukic. I am encouraged to read and hear and certainly hope for the best.
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #15 Anonymous
    #14 I am glad to hear that @Franci Eugenia Hoffman! Thank you.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/10/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent idea to bring attention to these startup firms. This would also be of interest to those investing in the biotech and pharmaceutical market, which is of great interest to my husband and me.
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #13 Anonymous
    Thanks a lot @Pamela L. Williams and @Irene Hackett.
    Irene Hackett
    23/10/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Excellent points @CityVP Manjit. I do appreciate this article @Milos Djukic -thank you for the tag. I will add that the sentence that says, "The Hive aims to serve as a catalyst for the wider community to learn more from one another." - has truly been my experience on beBee. :-)
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/10/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams
    #9 Well said Manjit. I experienced once again that confounded hierarchical corporate structure this week and I think for the first time it struck me; fear! That's behind all of it, keep the hierarchy strong or risk toppling that which is comfortable. Well I say; Away with comfort; let's work together, buzz together, think together, and we can tackle anything.
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    #9 Dear @CityVP Manjit, I couldn't agree more. Thank you.
    CityVP Manjit
    23/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    #6 While the use of the Hive at Elsevier is different to that of beBee, it underlines the role of network hubs as professional spokes. I am in favour of the hub and spoke model because that is what I am trying to get people in my college club to see - but it is not the prevailing mindset because we generally don't think in network terms and only in the sequential form that social media takes or the hierarchical form that organizations propagate. The advantage that Elsevier have is that edges of the network are much more in focus, whereas hives become random in nature unless the hive curator understands how curate with a network mindset. That is the actual link to fractal thinking - until people start to think in network terms, they will only see things in the frame they are used to, but this frame is set to change with the way future generations relate to emerging form of network intelligence.
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #7 You are most welcome @Javier beBee.
    Javier beBee
    22/10/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    Thanks @Milos Djukic CC @Juan Imaz
    Milos Djukic
    22/10/2016 #6 Anonymous
    The fractal revolution in society, beBee social media is the first.
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/10/2016 #5 Pamela L. Williams
    Okay, you can't tell me this is a coincidence!!! The BEE is going global like crazy! It is becoming the symbol for everything new and innovative! Maybe beBee is actually inspiring other industries, which I would be very happy to learn is the truth.
    I find the idea presented to be fascinating. I would actually like to try and follow this research. It would be extremely interesting to see if they actually seek innovation or just continue to build upon what already is, which we all know, pharma needs some innovation; Right @Gerald Hecht?
  9. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    14/10/2016
    On Alcoholism...
    On Alcoholism...I am a 56 year old recovering alcoholic --still...I have to admit that I remain tremendously proud of many of my exploits from my days of ridiculously heavy drinking. I weigh about 158 pounds (am 5’ 10”) and until I quit drinking several years ago,...
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    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    03/11/2016 #153 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Thans very much Mr Gerald
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #152 Gerald Hecht
    #151 @Pamela L. Williams oh man...umm; yeah that's all...
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/10/2016 #151 Pamela L. Williams
    #150 But of course you were. :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #150 Gerald Hecht
    #149 @Pamela L. Williams oh yeah.. I knew that --I was just testing you, 😬
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/10/2016 #149 Pamela L. Williams
    #148 The Crowd, you know the ones: that community that may not be day to day friends, but the familiar faces, the ones you can be yourself with and not be judged. They don't 'care' if you're not This or That, they're just there to hang, laugh, and dance the night away.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #148 Gerald Hecht
    #146 @Pamela L. Williams thank you so much!...wait...what do you mean by "everybody"?
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/10/2016 #146 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you for sharing a personal bit of yourself Gerald. I do understand the affection for the moon. It's a community. It's like the theme song from the old TV show "Cheers". I think this pretty much covers it:

    Making your way in the world today
    Takes everything you got
    Taking a break from all your worries
    It sure would help a lot
    Wouldn't you like to get away?

    Sometimes you want to go
    Where everybody knows your name
    And they're always glad you came
    You want to be where you can see
    The troubles are all the same
    You want to be where everybody knows your name

    (Better have a good night)
    You want to go where people know
    The people are all the same
    You want to go where everybody knows your name

    by Gary Portnoy - Where Everybody Knows Your Name Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    Hopefully Gerald you realize Everybody Knows you're name here and we're always glad you came to spend time with us. (okay I'm mushy, guilty as charged, but I'm good with that!!)
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #144 Gerald Hecht
    #142 @María Teresa Redondo Infantes I will today!
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #143 Gerald Hecht
    #141 @María Teresa Redondo Infantes I understand and appreciate you very much!
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #136 Gerald Hecht
    #135 @María Teresa Redondo Infantes thank you
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #134 Gerald Hecht
    #133 @Neil Smith Thank you for reading.
    Neil Smith
    20/10/2016 #133 Neil Smith
    Loved this. Thanks Gerald.
    Gerald Hecht
    20/10/2016 #132 Gerald Hecht
    I love to drink Bourbon when I read this with my friends from the Cajun Temptresses Club
    Gerald Hecht
    20/10/2016 #131 Gerald Hecht
    I'll drink to that!
    CityVP Manjit
    20/10/2016 #130 CityVP Manjit
    My first job was a barman and I have attended alcoholics anonymous and I am a teatotaller. As a barman I was awful at serving drinks and my manager had to explain to me what an alcoholic was, which was his way of saying that I need to use my judgement when I was serving - whereas the person he was referring to was steadily getting more legless every time I sold him a round. I was 18 years old at the time and I even got my shots wrong. At the end of the first night on bar duty, the manager declared that they were $500 short on the shots - it was then he discovered that I thought the shots were broken, so I hit the shots five or six times. Yes the people in the bar had a totally curious look and yes more of them came for shots - but I thought that this was because I was becoming popular.

    I attended one of my brothers friends medallion ceremony at an AA meeting and what I did not know is that as the meeting commences, everyone declares themselves to be an alcoholic. I had my brother with me and I whispered to him, "I am going to say my name is Manjit and I am a Teatotaller" and he made it clear that I just tag along and support his friend. When it came to my turn, I did say "My name is Manjit and I am an Alcholic". I then turned around to my bro and told him I cool with saying that on the basis that our mother gave us gripe water when we were babies, back then the original formulation contained alcohol. Bro taught me humility that day when he retorted "you really feel superior to them don't you, such a shame".

    It is odd what alcohol does to the personality of a human being, both my dad and my brother turn into happy drunks, I have to remove my dads wallet when he gets drunk because otherwise he would give the farm away. Yes, there is the downside - and hearing the stories at AA made me even more humbler that night - but there is true Viking stories - the legends we do laugh with.
    jesse kaellis
    20/10/2016 #129 jesse kaellis
    The best thing about alcohol is that it's legal. And cheap -- cheap in the US. In a town like Vegas you can drink at any time of the night or morning and nobody cares, especially if you tip up front. Booze was never my drug of choice I used it in conjunction with narcotics. It's useful that way. I have -- I'm coming up on 14 years now. So? Is that the cure for cancer? Is that a big accomplishment? But it's better for me all around. I didn't like where I was heading. There's a limit.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    20/10/2016 #128 Anonymous
    #123 how I'd know u know it ...?
    Gerald Hecht
    19/10/2016 #127 Gerald Hecht
    #126 @Ian Weinberg okay; I am on it
    Ian Weinberg
    19/10/2016 #126 Ian Weinberg
    #122 Think Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time: No force so powerful as a thought whose time has come! About being in total rapport with the collective. Question is ... whose thoughts are these? From the depths of our neuro-noise? From the collective neuro-noise? From the quantum space of the Implicate Order? Resonance, connection ... whatever. @Gerald Hecht you are the chosen one.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/10/2016 #125 Gerald Hecht
    #124 @Ben Pinto I really did "thingies" that work (formatting-wise)? I had no idea --seriously. I hope that I remember what I did!
  10. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    05/10/2016
    My Painful Childhood
    My Painful Childhoodhttps://youtu.be/yFknG5heyPAhttp://www.bullying.co.uk/anti-bullying-week/I have decided to share this very personal and quite often painful part of my life. My childhood from ages 1to 7 I have no idea about but from 7 yrs old  it gets difficult this...
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    Darryl John
    06/10/2016 #8 Darryl John
    I am not here to moralise we all have skeletons in our closets but some have more bones than others.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/10/2016 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #6 Agree!
    Darryl John
    06/10/2016 #6 Darryl John
    #5 as we grow in age we grow in ethics, morals and stubbiness , We don't like to see see others in pain or stress any sentient being.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/10/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #4 thanks DJ, I tend to go with the underdog too...am very peace loving...even get taken advantage of at times for I believe in essential human goodness...but I was ...er...hungry and foolish back then ;)
    Darryl John
    06/10/2016 #4 Darryl John
    #3 nice piece I don't enjoy violence though at the time it was a release of all my anger, all my life I kind of feel it's my duty to help the little guys, against those with perceived power or corporate bullies.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/10/2016 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    I wonder what that bully you beat up finally, must be at right now. He had it coming. And maybe that's why you were the designated teacher for him! ;) Good thing you went on to the other martial arts. Supposed to teach you self-control more than anything else...because, once you tasted that power of victory, you could have easily ended up a bully, bullying the bullies! Am sure fear of retaliation or more bullying drove you to picking up those self-defence skills. Do correct me if I am wrong. Well, I had my share of bullies too growing up. And all those protracted encounters (testing my patience) ended up in a brawl finally and that's when I realised my hands moved faster than my eyes (and my mind) when I whupped their behind! A few teeth went missing the first time...a single, cracking flash of a slap that petrified the other guy in the second instance and the last one ended in me leaving a bump with my knuckle right in the feller's forehead that even today (after 35 years) he carries, for some strange reason. He showed it to me with a sheepish smile, the last time I chanced upon him a few years ago. Am not afraid of bullies anymore. Only worried of those who I cannot reach, persuade or dissuade...and sadly there are many such crawling the corridors of power behind designations and decoys. But rest assured, every bully will find a bulldog that would have his day! :) Thanks for a nice share. There are three ways of dealing with bullies - befriend em, beat em or...like MJ said...Beat it!
    Pascal Derrien
    06/10/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien
    an importsant message, thnak YOU @Darryl John
  11. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    21/09/2016
    Job Hunting At 49
    Job Hunting At 49I feel more and more out of today's society I am coming up for my 50th birthday next year and I am unemployed have very little money and am struggling to cope with everything. I have experience and many Qualification's yet I have applied to over 60...
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    Darryl John
    14/10/2016 #27 Darryl John
    Thank you I do look but quite often they remain the same for some time.
    Lisa Gallagher
    14/10/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher
    Have you looked at the jobs on beBee @Darryl John? There are quite a few :)) Not sure what the process is like but maybe worth the try? Still wishing you much luck!!
    Janet Lentz
    09/10/2016 #25 Janet Lentz
    I was 56 when I left I job I'd had for many years to advance my career. A year later a headhunter lured me to an even better job. Neither company cared about my age, only what I can do for them. I'm sorry not to be sympathetic, but age discrimination is too often used as an excuse not to do the work and preparation necessary to get a job. You have to understand how the internet falls into the equation. You have to understand how to network effectively, online and off line. You need to be able to explain what makes you unique. Re-read your original post from an employer's point of view and think about how you would change it. If you are truly struggling, I suggest hiring a professional career coach to help you make the changes you need. Here is the one I used:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerriedresser
    Yes, finding the right job is a lot of work but you need not go it alone and you can be successful. Best of luck.
    Darryl John
    26/09/2016 #24 Darryl John
    #22 #23 thanks for the advice I will take it on board
    Ken Boddie
    24/09/2016 #23 Ken Boddie
    Can't offer you advice, Darryl, only sympathy. From a failed Latin scholar "nil ilegitimus carborundum" - "don't let the bastards grind you down." 👍 Stay +Ve.
    Mark Anthony Dyson
    24/09/2016 #22 Mark Anthony Dyson
    Hey Darryl, it doesn't pay to completely rely on a CV to be bait these days. There is so much creativity required outside of submitting. You can use your talents and creativity to get in front of people first who can get you in, gain familiarity, then introduce your resume. It's easier to have faith in humans than a machine (ATS).
    Brian McKenzie
    22/09/2016 #21 Brian McKenzie
    Damn homonym
    Brian McKenzie
    22/09/2016 #20 Brian McKenzie
    I am no help with an ATS, every job I have ever worked - HR was an after stop and not my entry point. The only time I want to talk to HR is to make sure they have my information for taxes and pay correct. Other than that, I want nothing to do with them. This has worked for me for 30 years. ALL of my employer fails and angst have been when I went threw the HR / ATS front door. It is an endeavour that I always try and avoid.
    Darryl John
    22/09/2016 #19 Darryl John
    Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with building a career just it would be foolish at my age not to have other options just like a fine wine I am aging well but the price of the bottle rises as I have less time to make a difference.
    Darryl John
    22/09/2016 #18 Darryl John
    Thank you #16#17 I never give up I am too tenacious to do that, stubborn like my Mum I realise the internet does not have all the answers and that I still need reliable income that a job gives, but I am so determined to find that one thing that will allow me to achieve my personal goals and dreams as a method of transit the internet can be a learjet where a traditional career is like a taxi journey stopping to pick up others until you reach your destination. I value the security of this but today no job is secure and at my age I don't want a career but a job until I find the key to unlock the internet's potential to make me money as I sleep so that I can use my money to help others by providing them with the tools to help themselves. The biggest form of charity it to teach someone something as it costs your time which you will never get back.
    Michael Dowling
    22/09/2016 #17 Michael Dowling
    I can appreciate the struggle - I'm in it myself. Establishing and maintaining mindset is the challenging part. Hard to focus on the future when you are living in the present. But building a simple plan to get you through each day...steps to take to build little piles of kindling that you throw matches on to spark a few fires is a good way to build momentum. You can't scattershot right now...build off of what you LOVE and target roles that feed into those activities (Martial Arts, writing, fitness anything...) You have interests. Use them. Forget about whether or not they pay well...some is better than none. First figure out if they have holes that you can fill...and then be relentless at finding them. I can tell you it gets darkest right before it bursts. You will do this. What other choice do you have? Do not quit my friend...you have support. Keep at it!
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/09/2016 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    Great article and i think the 50 somethings can mirror your opinion whether they are employed or not. The 50 somethings are all looking for a job or scared of the one they have wont last long enough. I am not comfortable with the internet either. But i believe my comfort is not based on the fact i don't fully understand its potential. My thoughts carry me to value. Yes people are making fortunes off the internet, but it appears that for each one that does there are 1,000's that don't. I see it as a value trap. I am 56 and although the internet offers opportunities they seem to be short lived paths for one looking for a career. Good luck with your search.
    Darryl John
    22/09/2016 #15 Darryl John
    Thank you for your words of encouragement I have posted on LinkedIn but find the platform no use when job searching I have been on there for years and only ever been offered one job, I used to have premium membership but it's not worth it. Please feel free to check out my posts my LinkedIn address is on my profile here.
    Neil Smith
    22/09/2016 #14 Neil Smith
    Thanks for this article @Darryl John. It mirrors exactly my feelings following a job search last autumn. There seem to be a lot of companies using recruitment agencies which don't have the time, expertise or interest to find out about the applicant and depend entirely on recent paper qualifications. I believe that lazy hiring is a big part of the reason for unsatisfactory staff performance and another part is that many companies are offering really poor remuneration and limited benefits. One post I was offered paid not much over the minimum wage and several fell short of that with an ill-defined bonus being the magic ingredient to tempt me. I wish you the best of luck in your search.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    I am terribly sorry you are having this experience. I´d probably have the same issue and I am glad that I do not have to go through that process, especially in the US, where - following feedback I am hearing - people are not necessarily treated well during the application process.

    Sadly, I would not know how to help besides you could post on LinkedIn and I would be happy to like=share it. @Brian McKenzie might be able to help how to best feed ATS. I hope you find a great job very soon. Until then, please stay strong. I know it must be hard.
    Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    22/09/2016 #12 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    #2 Hi! Your example is very interesting, this issue is in any age, except that as you mentioned, many of 30 "living with their parents", We are those parents!! who can not get work, my son 25 live with us, but if I do not get a job with my experience and my knowledge? is a whole family on the street ! and worse, than our generation 45 or more, jobless not contribute to our future retirement or pension! We will have a very tough old age, Nobody says give up, on the contrary, Here in Bebee I had three interview for employee. I remain enthusiastic :)
    Randy Keho
    21/09/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    I found myself in a similar predicament at age 56, when I resigned from the company I'd been with for 13 years. I relocated and spent nearly two years taking care of my father. I never imagined a job search could be so frustrating and stressful. Things have changed. Fortunately, the company called me back when they had an opening in the city I had moved to. Otherwise, I don't know how things would have turned out, especially when the local economy was at its lowest.
    Darryl John
    21/09/2016 #10 Darryl John
    I do get some healthcare offers but really as I suffer with mental health issues the last thing I need is other people's to worry about that's like having a GA meeting in a Casino
    Darryl John
    21/09/2016 #9 Darryl John
    We cling on to what we know even if in hindsight it is not the best option. Sometimes the unknown scares us as it takes us from our comfort zones I am open to working wherever that will give me some chance of making a better life for myself I really want to be retired by 55 and am prepared to do whatever I have to do to make that a reality.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Right there with ya'. If I didnt have a second language and moved overseas, I am sure that everyday would be an affirmagion thst I am the wrong Gen for what the ATS wants. I left the States at 45, honestly - I should have stayed overseas when my last deployment ended.
  12. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    04/09/2016
    The Tragedy of Aaron
    The Tragedy of AaronThe Study hive is my personal interface between my offline studies through both public and college libraries - though I have yet to make good use of any college library I have the choice to access.  My presence here is as a 21st Century learner, but...
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    Laurent Boscherini
    18/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    Thank you @CityVP Manjit for sharing your insightful and relevant post. Let me share you one relevant quote which enlightens quite well what happened... " Since one cannot educate adults, the word "education" has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education, when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force. " - HANNAH ARENDT
    Dean Owen
    18/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    This is a seriously important piece, one that I would expect to see in The Guardian or somewhere. You are so right, there is a thin line between prosecution and persecution. People in power will always fear change, and apparently fear new thinking.
    CityVP Manjit
    16/09/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 Dear Fatima there is nothing wrong with fighting injustice and obscene power but one must be prepared for the consequences. Both Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are now living in exile but they had a plan, however Aaron underestimated the consequences of special interest in education and the power they wield with government officials. This is why there must be campaign finance reform and a democratization of special interest groups.

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

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

    You and I Fatima are ordinary mortals far removed from the world Aaron was trying to change, there should be no fear from trying to be aware of these things, unless of course anxiety is our underlying condition, and that is a personal transformation.
    Fatima Williams
    16/09/2016 #2 Fatima Williams
    my heart goes out to Aaron such a brilliant mind targeted and forced to live a short life. Our lives have become a movie directed by those who want to control us and sometimes we end up being mere puppets. An untold melancholy remains in my heart as I think more about this Aaron's story made me feel so insecure about what can happen to one who is much lesser in thought and actions than him
    CityVP Manjit
    05/09/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    This is the You-Tube Link to the documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, it is called "The Internet's Own Boy" (English only)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCwjDuoJK0E
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    Why it is important to feel at home:
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    07/09/2016
    From Design News Daily - NASA's Secret Mathematicians - The same President who enabled this also created executive order 9066 - the "internment" of Japanese-Americans in the USA. Very confusing.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Design News - Blog - The Hidden Story of NASA's African-American Women Mathematicians
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  15. ProducerLance Scoular

    Lance Scoular

    07/09/2016
    Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak
    Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak Today is Thursday 8th September 2016, as I post this on beBee and it is R U OK? Day (R U OK? - Are You OK? Day) in Australia. "R U OK? Day is an annual day in September (the second Thursday in Australia) dedicated to remind people to ask...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    10/09/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 A topic very close to my heart @Lance Scoular. As I read your buzz I have to admit I cried and it took me about 3-4 minutes to compose myself before I could type. I didn't cry for myself, I cried reading about your daughter's friends, your wife's student and thinking of so many that are afflicted with severe depression and feel the only way out is to commit suicide. This is a vital topic and I'm glad you wrote so deeply about this. I'm keeping that term in my brain, "RU-OK" Wishing you a wonderful weekend Lance!
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #25 Lance Scoular
    Glad you hear UROK @Aaron Skogen. Appreciate too, your sharing the concerning increases in the suicide statistics.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #24 Lance Scoular
    #11 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for sharing those that have checked out before time. Also for the incredible sharing you have been doing on Twitter.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #23 Lance Scoular
    #10 No need @Mamen Delgado you already have! More than adequately.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #22 Lance Scoular
    #9 Thanks Lisa @Lisa Gallagher for your kind words and sentiments. Also for your shares on Twitter.
    I need to reread this myself more often, as painful as it is to do so, to remind me to ask RUOK? more often, so that less people are impacted by Zemblanity. Hopefully.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #21 Lance Scoular
    #8 No @Jena Ball I did not know about project semicolon. but now I do. Link: http://www.projectsemicolon.org
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #20 Lance Scoular
    #7 So true @Donna-Luisa Eversley we should no assume all is well by a persons outward appearence.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #19 Lance Scoular
    #6 Once again @Sarah Elkins thanks. It is a reminder to me again to ask ask RUOK? more often.
    I did a Snapchat story Thursday evening (Sydney time) more about the concept of asking RUOK? and how to do so in different circumstances and a few snappers passed it on to their networks.
    Lance Scoular
    10/09/2016 #18 Lance Scoular
    #1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg for your kind comments and also for the link to the New York Times article Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness. It was interesting to see the reference to Men's Sheds which originated in Australia. We have a number in our area and are a great way for men (often lonely or at a loose end) to get together a make things in a community workshop.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    This needs to be read and re-read. Excellent, and moving (to tears) article by @Lance Scoular
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Ilnesses
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #15 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Invisible Illnesses
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/09/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is heartbreaking. I too had a loved one commit suicide. This is a fantastic idea and should be a worldwide effort. U R OK? - I hope this catches on quickly. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    #1 Thanks for the tag @David B. Grinberg, I appreciate it.
    Aaron Skogen
    08/09/2016 #12 Aaron Skogen
    Wonderful story @Lance Scoular, a very poignant reminder of our need to stay connected. As a medic, I had a handful of call's to respond to successful suicides and far too many calls to respond to an attempt. The horror of some of those calls, the families devastation has, like you, stuck with me. The suicide rate has increased 6% here in MN in the last year, driven primarily by men of a certain age (mine). More disconcerting is the rate of veteran suicides being 40% higher higher than that of the general population here int he US. Only through increased awareness, actively engaging with people, and staying connected can we battle this permanent solution to a temporary problem. "R U OK" is a great theme, and one that should be adopted worldwide. I am OK Lance, thanks for asking!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/09/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    RU OK? Should be pushed worldwide. Thank you for this post, @Lance Scoular. I've had four friends commit suicide, five if you count one who was diagnosed with a terminal, painful illness and decided to check out on her terms. All but the last were indeed permanent solutions to temporary problems.
    Mamen Delgado
    08/09/2016 #10 Mamen Delgado
    Uffff, this story and everything you have shared here is deeply touching for me @Lance Scoular.
    I'll try to write something more than THANK YOU when I recover and let my feelings slow down. THANKS TO YOU as well @David B. Grinberg, as I told you yesterday it is an incredible gift for me to be in touch with all of you. 💕
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    I removed a few comments, they were long and I felt too much info after I re-read what I wrote. I can't thank you enough for writing this. I'm sorry for what you and your family experienced over the years. This is such an important topic and I thank you so much for sharing this. RU-OK? Shared on beBee and twitter! My heart goes out to anyone that has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Thanks @Lance Scoular for sharing your personal story.
    Jena Ball
    08/09/2016 #8 Jena Ball
    Powerful, gut wrenching and so important. Thank you for having the courage to share. I really believe that it is by breaking the silence, caring enough to ask and taking steps to ensure help is available we can start to make a difference. Do you know about project semicolon? Several of my friends who have struggled with depression have found its message and the community helpful. Sharing and making a conscious effort to ask not just today but every day.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    R u ok? This is a question I ask when I sense something is wrong, but maybe should be asked when everything appears right. Thanks for this sobering and inspiring article @Lance Scoular... Thank you @David B. Grinberg for pointing me towards this post. Will share.
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  19. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    21/08/2016
    Why They Hate US So Much
    Why They Hate US So MuchMost likely this post will not stay up long but I had to share an experience that has been repeated time after time. Before I begin I will share this with you. I have had a great time exchanging and sharing with many of you. even when we disagreed....
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    Gerald Hecht
    30/08/2016 #80 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=RW2wS1SU7zs
    Gerald Hecht
    23/08/2016 #79 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=RW2wS1SU7zs
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #78 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #72 I would ask that you Dedicate your phenomenal piece to @Dr. Allen Brown, who is gone. Others have departed from LI, for example, then received such love that they 'came back.' I would really appreciate your editing it and then could one bee please Share it to Hive: beBee Dedications?
    Fatima Williams
    22/08/2016 #77 Fatima Williams
    @Dr. Allen Brown You are treasured here on beBee as diamond that everyone values alot. Hope you do come back soon.
    Javier beBee
    22/08/2016 #76 Javier beBee
    Be happy be respectful be yourself be a Bee! :)
    David B. Grinberg
    22/08/2016 #75 David B. Grinberg
    @Dr. Allen Brown, thank you very much for starting a much needed conversation that will hopefully lead to racial healing. As you could see by the outpouring of support on this platform, you are well respected and admired. Moreover, I sincerely hope you reconsider leaving beBee when you have so much to offer. On a personal level, I would just note that every individual deserve equal opportunities in life based on their God-given ability, talent and merit -- regardless of skin color or any other racial, ethnic, religious or other factors. I do have hope since the USA elected and reelected the first African American President in history. Moreover, there are people of color in all walks of life in all types of high level jobs. Does this mean that racial discrimination doesn't exist? Of course, not, because there will always be some "bad apples" in society no matter what. I've been harassed based on my religion. Other have been discriminated against based on age, national origin, disability, sex/gender (including pregnant women and the LGBT community), the list goes on. But let's consider the proverbial cup being half full, not half empty. It's the diversity of people that makes the USA the most powerful nation on the planet. Therefore, I always prefer to focus on similarities between people, not differences. We are all human beings and all have 99.9% of the same DNA. It's only .01% that accounts for genetic differences like skin color, etc. Please note that you are a highly valued and respected member of the beBee community, which resembles the diversity of countless countries. Thank you, kind sir, for considering these points and reconsidering your decision to leave.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #74 Anonymous
    #72 Yes, there is progress And he will come back, as well as millions of other people. Thank you @Aurorasa Sima.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #73 Aurorasa Sima
    #70 Thank you, @Milos Djukic
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #72 Aurorasa Sima
    #70 It´s painful. That´s why I posted "Why the world is not getting worse". There is progress. Painfully slow ... but there is.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #70 Anonymous
    #69 Dear @Aurorasa Sima, We are on the way, a little bit of idealism never hurts. We'll be back…
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/08/2016 #69 Aurorasa Sima
    #68 He left, @Milos Djukic, but for other reasons. Beautiful words from you.
    Milos Djukic
    22/08/2016 #68 Anonymous
    Black fractals are also forever dear @Dr. Allen Brown. Each C-butterfly independently chooses a color of wings (black, white, yellow, green... ) . Maybe you are one of the most important butterflies. The black one, who will never feel blue again. Let's see how, it will not be easy. But there are plenty of us (C-Butterflies) who are not racists and that's what matters most.
    Carolyn Leigh
    21/08/2016 #67 Carolyn Leigh
    I am so sorry @Dr. Allen Brown that you have been the target of hate. It is infuriating. The goal of haters is to silence their targets, but I hope that your voice will not be silenced by this cowardice and ignorance. I learn so much from the diverse thoughts, opinions and stories of the beBee community. It would be a great injustice for haters to deprive us all of the opportunity to learn from you. I am glad that you shared this with the beBees and that they have reached back with respect and support. If you decide to stay (I hope you do), we will continue to be here for you.
    mohammed khalaf
    21/08/2016 #66 mohammed khalaf
    on contrary my friend Dr. Allen Brown we not hated here in iraq any Negros because prophet of God (ADAM) is Negros and married from his wife (HAWA) white .we here not any contrast from any sex.
    Randy Keho
    21/08/2016 #65 Randy Keho
    #56 You're absolutely correct. As a vital part of the administration, you've given us the tools to deal with the Dream Police. We shouldn't need the thought police.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #64 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Ok, so I read all the comments up to here now. I have to admire the beBeeZ! No one let the patient on the Operating Table bleed out! We've got understanding, sympathy, love (even a heart transplant from @Mamen Delgado View more
    Ok, so I read all the comments up to here now. I have to admire the beBeeZ! No one let the patient on the Operating Table bleed out! We've got understanding, sympathy, love (even a heart transplant from @Mamen Delgado❣️), and the refusal to 'give up' on either @Dr. Allen Brown or @Gerald Hecht as well! Now, we've got massive hemostasis (blood spewage comes to a halt)....and the only question is: can the anesthesiologist now 'wake up' the patient? Is the patient revived, resuscitated, "reanimated" from the "Code?" My faith in humanity is restored...and I'm not giving up, I'm not taking 'No' for an answer, I'm continuing with the LoVE...because in the enD, Love Conquers All. And so do Loving beBeez. C'mon! Keep the Love Flowing! It's the most powerful drug on earth! Close
    Selim Yeniçeri
    21/08/2016 #63 Selim Yeniçeri
    #62 I absolutely second this, Dr. @Dr. Allen Brown, and @Randy Keho.
    Randy Keho
    21/08/2016 #62 Randy Keho
    I must respect your decision, @Dr. Allen Brown, but I would have never thought of you as a quitter. Speaking honestly, I've now lost a level of respect for you. You're extinguishing a much-needed light in the darkness. Silence will only perpetuation your issues, it will not lead to the answers or acceptance you seek. You're detractors have won.
    Mamen Delgado
    21/08/2016 #61 Mamen Delgado
    #49 On the basis that my two daughters are from China but they could have been from Ethiopia perfectly well (and they get sometimes "strange comments" I would say) there's something I don't quite understand after reading your post @Dr. Allen Brown and having read the comments here written. Are we talking about "Whites and Blacks" in a general way as you talk in your post @Dr. Allen Brown, or are we talking about someone in particular, who has sent you a message in particular with a particular intention? First of all I really feel very sorry about your feelings and I think it could be a good idea to speak as clear as possible to see if there's something we can do for you. It is necessary to speak clear and clarify "who said what" as @Aurorasa Sima said before. Please think about it. All my love. 💖
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    21/08/2016 #60 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Well stated @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and I agree, as well.
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    Do you like advertisement? Well, advertisers, let me tell you: we are not stupid!
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  22. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    09/08/2016
    Until we see that we are equal but different, that we see things differently, that we bring different talents and perspectives to the day and challenges - we will continue to fight; and that fight will continue be used against us ~ again and again. Brian McKenzie
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    07/08/2016
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