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  1. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    05/10/2016
    Joel Anderson
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  2. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    26/09/2016
    The Recipe for Revolution
    The Recipe for RevolutionI originally wrote this two years ago for Linked In - and at the very bottom of the article, you will see that I said that it was coming to 'Merica.  That has now manifested in BLM and their push for violence / justice.  It is the same meme and...
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  3. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    24/09/2016
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  4. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    13/09/2016
    An interesting blog discussing issues on the sustainability front:
    Joel Anderson
    NEW SUSTAINABILITY INC. | Enabling Businesses and Consumers to Understand Core Sustainability Issues
    www.newsustainabilityinc.com New Sustainability Inc: Emily...
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  5. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    09/09/2016
    Ubuntu:  I am because we are.
    Ubuntu: I am because we are. The affinity of a simple word and an opportunity in using its simplicity to travel across time, culture, and location. A plain graphic with a simple word. Despite the tyranny of distance and difference this is an effort to shed light on a...
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    Joel Anderson
    12/09/2016 #24 Joel Anderson
    #22 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future". George Bernard Shaw

    Here is to remembering the footsteps that got us all to our present moments in time and hoping that each journey, each step, each experience, each interaction, each life lesson has enhanced our capacity for kindness and despite the challenges, using the simplicity around us to lay the foundation for hope—and a brighter tomorrow. Keep making a difference.
    Charles David Upchurch
    12/09/2016 #23 Charles David Upchurch
    #20 We are on similar journeys, @Joel Anderson. I, too, get my biggest boost from empowering others to be their best selves.
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/09/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher
    @Joel Anderson, what an interesting buzz with deep meaning! There is a lot to be said about the words we use and actions we take through out our lives. We are all interconnected and to be able to feel that on a deeper level beyond ourselves is so helpful. I must say, the comments were just as interesting as your buzz, extremely informative. I will come back to read this again and share! I lost my Internet and have a harder time functioning from my phone lol.
    Joel Anderson
    12/09/2016 #21 Joel Anderson
    #19 :)
    Joel Anderson
    12/09/2016 #20 Joel Anderson
    #3 Charles @Charles David Upchurch As humans we have the ability to use the power of our brains to stay grounded, humble and kind. In similar fashion, Confucius used a similar concept that he called "REN" which he defined as "wishing to be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others." And went on to say: "Ren is not far off; he who seeks it has already found it."
    Pamela L. Williams
    12/09/2016 #19 Pamela L. Williams
    #18 OOOOHH. Frost! I'm rereading my favorite book of Frost poetry! It's my weekday lunch reading! I love the nature themes in so much of his poetry.
    Joel Anderson
    12/09/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    #6 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima. As Frost might say:
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep. "
    Ian Weinberg
    11/09/2016 #17 Ian Weinberg
    #16 Thanks very much for that Pamela. The post that has most relevance in this regard is my first one - Challenging Limiting Beliefs
    Pamela L. Williams
    11/09/2016 #16 Pamela L. Williams
    #15 Ian, to share a link in a comment, just open another window of beBee, go to your post, copy the URL, and paste into the comment. TI wrote a couple of posts that point out some of the people whose posts are helpful.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/a-letter-to-newbees View more
    #15 Ian, to share a link in a comment, just open another window of beBee, go to your post, copy the URL, and paste into the comment. TI wrote a couple of posts that point out some of the people whose posts are helpful.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/a-letter-to-newbees
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/so-you-want-to-produce-a-little-honey

    this also provides an excellent example: I just did CNTRL-C and CNTRL-V and the links were in the comment. But you do not have to do this for me; I will go straight to you profile because now I'm really fascinated!
    I hope this helps, it is meant with that intention. Close
    Ian Weinberg
    11/09/2016 #15 Ian Weinberg
    #13 Pamela, you raise important points. Firstly we need to differentiate between oxytocin and dopamine. Dopamine mediated functions include reward gratification, purposeful motivation, achievement and enhanced working memory. When levels of dopamine fall below a threshold the individual turns to chemicals and/or activities which stimulate dopamine and thereby regain reward gratification. Hence addiction predisposition. The most sustaining and empowering way to maintain dopamine levels is to coach towards enhanced meaning and purpose. I've outlined this in several of my buzzes (I'd link you to them but I'm not familiar enough with Bebee . Therefore please refer to these in my profile). Finally, oxytocin also in fact stimulates dopamine production resulting in all the positive outcomes described above. Based on this, the mind state of empathy, trust and belief and the resulting oxytocin production is recognized as the foundation for the placebo effect - feel good gratification based on belief and trust!
    Joel Anderson
    11/09/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    #12 Thank you @Ian Weinberg. You have given me another subject that I will now have to study up on. :) Appreciate you laying out a different perspective to the pathways and influencers leading to wellness and gratification. Much appreciated.
    Pamela L. Williams
    11/09/2016 #13 Pamela L. Williams
    #12 Ian, thank you for sharing this information. I enjoy learning about the biological as it relates to the emotions. I would guess that the growth of Oxytocin addiction is tied the false physiological state of wellness and gratification. I understand it is one of the hardest addiction from which to recover because it is difficult for the addict to achieve this state because the body has become dependent on an external source stimulating this physiological state. Since you appear extremely knowledgeable in this area I have a question. Would treatment that included exercises (not related to 'fitness exercise, but perhaps mind over matter) in which those in recovery are able to elevate their own internal Oxytocin levels contribute to or hinder recovery? Would this be achievable?
    Ian Weinberg
    11/09/2016 #12 Ian Weinberg
    @Joel Anderson it's interesting that all that you've so eloquently articulated is supported by our current understanding of neurophysiology. The mind states of empathy (shared and received), trust and belief are associated with raised levels of oxytocin. Oxytocin is also the mediating hormone-neurotransmitter in the nurturing of the young. In mind states characterized by excessive self-interest, judgmentalism and greed at the expense of others and the environment we have raised levels of adrenalin, cortisol and an activated amygdala - the seat of fear, anxiety, panic and rage. This latter mind state is also associated with chronic inflammation (underpins many illnesses including cardiac disease and cancer), suppressed immunity and the compromising of our reasoning centre - the pre-frontal cortex. The clincher however is that oxytocin suppresses all the mediators of fear and chronic inlammation. The conclusion: Ubuntu or the mind state of sensitivity (empathy, trust and belief) brings us into a physiological state of wellness and gratification.
    Irene Hackett
    11/09/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #10 I agree with all you say say @Joel Anderson and I stand with you - beside you. Here on beBee I am learning the importance of sharing the words of our lives. It is opening a new 'space' of "goodness". 😍
    Joel Anderson
    11/09/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thanks @Irene Hackett. Appreciate your comment more than you know. Sometimes we just need to slow down and take the time to see the moments, and yes even words in our lives and reflect on the importance of each event--each interaction. Far too often they are taken for granted because of the fast pace hectic nature of the world we live in. Cherish the moments from your past, revel in your current moment in time, and yes know that there are moments yet to come. In writing this it helped me put some of my journey into perspective and clarity. Keep making a difference and wishing you all the best for you to make the most of each of your moments along the pathways of your journey.
    Pamela L. Williams
    11/09/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams
    #8 I just implemented scheduled Tweets via Paul's app. It will be shared for a while! :-). I loved this one.
    Joel Anderson
    11/09/2016 #8 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thank you @Pamela L. Williams for such kind words. Yes, I would not have written this if it were not for @Gert Scholtz. And thanks for sharing on your hive, I just joined. As Bob Dole is attributed saying: "...The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it..." Here is to all of you who dare to be different, taking those steps, ever onward--making a difference, one person, one step, one being at a time with the "horizon" always before us.
    Pamela L. Williams
    11/09/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    I did not know this word of which you write until this moment but like you it is now placed in my subconscious. My favorite passage:
    "A world in need of fundamental difference making—a world needing the positive influence behind the chaos—a shrinking world needing to remember the humanness lurking around every corner, every issue and every challenge we face."
    The greatest compliments I have received have been here on beBee in the fact that others recognized my need/want to find humanness. It is what has kept me here, reading, writing, enjoying. It is people like you Joel @Joel Anderson who reflect Ubuntu in your words, in the humanity consciousness that emanates from those words. I truly, truly, appreciate you Joel!
    I got an email from @Gert Scholtz thought this would be a good fit for my Cultures Around the World hive. He could not have been more right. This is exactly the type of human sharing I wanted to reflect in the Hive.
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    I applaud you for your decision to give yourself to servicing and helping others. And for a wonderful, buzzworthy article.
    Irene Hackett
    10/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    Wow, @Joel Anderson - this is an outstanding buzz. The honesty and depth of character revealed in these words, fills me with a deep respect for you. Your heart for service and your ability to focus on the beauty and goodness in others is nothing less than amazing and I commend you for having developed these qualities which are evidenced in this sentence "I found the simplicity of its message to transcend those differences and reflect the goodness of humanity—a goodness that has endured over time, across culture, and location." To have traveled as much as you have, seen the things you have seen, and come to this final conclusion: "That in the end human kindness is a good thing indeed", is sheer love and packed with hope. Beautiful. Thank you @Joel Anderson for such an uplifting post. We need to hear more from you!
  6. Michele Williams
    GREAT: Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation

    Researchers consider gender equity while addressing food insecurity in Sub-Saharan  Africa.
    Michele Williams
    Uganda project puts focus on gender equality in agriculture | Cornell Chronicle
    www.news.cornell.edu Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love this article, @Michele Williams! Great Profile Pic, too! Gearing up for Stanford Pain Day tomorrow 9/11 - please listen to it with me! Let's get more info out to women! ;)
  7. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    08/09/2016
    A snap shot of important times in the climate change/global warming discussion.
    1896 Savante Arhenius claims on global warming
    1979 First World Climate Change Conference
    1992 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    1997 The Kyoto Protocol
    2007 The Bali Action Plan
    2009 The Copenhagen Accord
    2010 The Cancun Agreements
    2012 Doha Amendments
    2013 Warsaw Outcomes
    2014 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th anniversary.
    2015 Paris
    How long does it take to figure out there may be an issue?
    Joel Anderson
    Climate Change Newsroom from the UNFCCC
    newsroom.unfccc.int Website featuring climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe. Produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
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    Joel Anderson
    09/09/2016 #12 Joel Anderson
    #9 David, No apology necessary. And your follow up is absolutely spot on. As one who sometimes suffers from ADD, I actually had to chuckle as I read your response which then led me to a feeble attempt at continuing your thread of irony. As Frost might say: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." As for me, my promises are to my children and I will not stick my head in the sand or ignore the issues however real or imagined others may pseudo intellectually try to lead me and others to believe. Keep plugging and make a difference' one person--one step at time.
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/09/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    #10 You know, @Chas Wyatt, what I find scary is that we (have reason to?) consider it for even a second. I don´t have an opinion as I don´t possess the tools to evaluate what is true. Do I believe that scientists of several nations are busy researching risk-free weapons of mass destruction? Hell, yeah.
    Chas Wyatt
    09/09/2016 #10 Chas Wyatt
    #6@Aurorasa Sima, regarding HAARP, I don't believe the conspiracy theorists theory that it is being used to control the weather. I do believe the scientists that work there, that it is being used to conduct experiments to excite and study the ionosphere; however, I don't think that is necessarily a good idea. Nikola Tesla had the idea of using the atmosphere to transmit electricity from one point to another- I don't think that was necessarily a good idea, either, whether, or not it is even possible.
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #7 Finding a stupid reason not to speak about global warming is the, sadly enough, "normal and usual way" for most of the people, best seen at people with power to change things.. Talking about it and accepting we are somehow responsible for a catastrophe in a near future means we need all to take action. But as long as we are selfish and arrogant, while we don't care if we are letting our next generations paying for our mistakes, nothing is going to happen. If the consequences were to be paid in the generation of those who provoked it, well, surely they would have found a way to revert it.already.
    Sorry if my Irony was misunderstood.
    Don Graham
    09/09/2016 #8 Don Graham
    #1 Yes. Thanks for saying that. I'm so tired of these extremists saying how mankind is ruining the earth. The earth had an ice age. Now we may (or may not) be having a warming effect. Mankind's contributions to it are miniscule if you look at the REAL science. I don't believe David Suzuki is a real scientist. I've probably made some enemies now, but I'm a teller of truth, not this lie that many want you to believe!
    Joel Anderson
    09/09/2016 #7 Joel Anderson
    #5 That is pretty cool, getting a whatssup. That must be an upgrade to WhatsApp. I bet you get really fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free. Way to go.
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Same here. Even knowing that it´s just a tiny contribution I started doing my little part from when I first learned about it maybe 20 years ago. I´d think that we contribute to the speed of the change. But we´re just such an irrelevant episode between two ice ages anyway. What´s your opinion on HAARP? @Chas Wyatt
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    How long does it take to figure out there may be an issue? ISSUE? What issue? aaaaaaahh, you mean that...uh...yeah...uh... sorry, I got a whatssup in the mean time, and forgot....you were saying?
    David Grinberg
    08/09/2016 #4 David Grinberg
    #2 I most certainly concur on your point about humans contributing to environment degradation, @Chas Wyatt, specifically global warming, depleting the ozone layer and melting the colossal ice sheets in Antarctica. My only point is that even today's science technology cannot fully account for all the billions of years of climate evolution and climate cycles on Earth. Thus it's possible that climate change might be part of Earth's evolutionary climate cycle, similar to other cycles. This is my perspective from the vantage point of an amateur astronomer who studies space.
    Again, please note that I'm a long-time environmentalist who has been a member and donor to multiple national environmental advocacy groups. I was just making a point for consideration, as any constructive and open debate should entail considering all sides and positions of a vexing issue such as climate change. Thank you for considering this, Chas.
    Joel Anderson
    08/09/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #1 Yep, a good conspiracy theory unfolding for the past 120 years. It is all so clear to me now, a Swedish scientist started it all . That explains it well enough.. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/the-yin-and-yang-of-water-food-energy-population-climate
    Chas Wyatt
    08/09/2016 #2 Chas Wyatt
    #1@David Grinberg, there is no denying that climates change as part of natural processes. Denying that humans that are creating artificial processes are having an impact on climate change is sheer lunacy.
    David Grinberg
    08/09/2016 #1 David Grinberg
    Conspiracy theorists abound. Still, on a cosmic time scale (millions of years) is it at all possible climate change is part of the planet's long-term life cycle? Please note I'm an environmentalist and used to be an environment reporter in my younger years.
  8. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    07/09/2016
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    Joel Anderson
    07/09/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #1 In that respect, do you ever feel like CatDog?
    Wayne Yoshida
    07/09/2016 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Nah. I'm multi-tasking
  9. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    03/09/2016
    On the countries of beBee
    On the countries of beBeeMark Twain said: “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” which is often the case when it comes to national statistics. Let’s consider figures of the true kind. Wondering about the subscriber base of beBee I viewed the country statistics...
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    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    09/09/2016 #41 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #38 #39 #40 In beBee we have hives all languages. In a few weeks we will have more languages available. The hive has to be universal. Thank you all.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/09/2016 #40 Anonymous
    #38 I've joined a few of the others 'cause I see the ratio. Federico might know what's the situation in the SL hives though he doesn't state it aloud ....
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #39 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #38 Joining a Spanish hive may help learn a little bit of the language. I joined a Spanish fashion hive because I can figure out what many of the words are in English.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/09/2016 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Nick Mlatchkov Spanish hives are at present slightly more than English hives. I am not sure if your statement is totally correct Nick because quite possibly you and I have only joined English hives where we will see only English honey's. Thanks Nick for reading and stopping by.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    05/09/2016 #37 Anonymous
    If u take a look @ the more active bees, Spanish speaking are a minority ..!
    John Valledor
    04/09/2016 #36 John Valledor
    Javier, esto representa maravillosa noticias. Yo sabía que era una buena decisión para convertirse en un ciudadano Americano. Best decision ever! #36
    Javier beBee
    04/09/2016 #35 Javier beBee
    #28 @John Valledor USA is the second spanish speaking country in the world. Have a look https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/29/us-second-biggest-spanish-speaking-country .... Spain is the third one. But the most excitement news is that the USA will be the first spanish speaking country by 2050. There are a lot of studies about this. Spanish is the most growing language in the USA. That means.... any native english and spanish professional will have a lot of advantages
    Pamela L. Williams
    04/09/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams
    #31 John, I was raised on tacos, frijoles, and ate jalapenos more often than pickles; in Southern California. I remember Taco Bell when the food actually resembled Mexican cooking. Before it was toned down for the American pallet and destroyed with manufactured foods. As a very young child my best friend was Deb Duran who taught me every Spanish curse word she knew (not many at 7 hears old!) Her mother made fresh flour and corn tortillas every day and they was mine and Deb's after school snack (spread with butter). I've never been able to duplicate the steamed artichokes with the cheese dipping sauce she made.(OMG the best thing I ever ate). I marched in a band and wore a uniform that was based on traditional Mexican dress. Because of my own dark looks many assumed I was Hispanic. My schools were Jurupa Junior High School (now Middle School) and El Camino Elementary. Everything in my young life seemed to be centered around the Hispanic community. Hell, my first boy crush was a young man name Juan who had long black wavy hair. Zouza! what a cutie he was!!
    As a military brat myself and having worked on an military base for 8 years I'm well aware of the many Hispanic military personnel that have served this country and done so proudly. BTW, Thank you for your service John! I think the Hispanic community would bring wonderful value to beBee and have been trying to think of ways to reach out to them since reading your comments. Not being Hispanic myself I may not be the best choice to spearhead the plan and would truly appreciate your input/help.
    John White, MBA
    04/09/2016 #33 John White, MBA
    Great buzz, @Gert Scholtz! I absolutely love the international flavor of beBee. On beBee, I can get ideas and perspectives from all around the world that I can't get anywhere else.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #32 John Valledor
    In the words of the late, great Betty Crocker, I was simply making a "serving suggestion." I will now head back to my comfort zone and affinity space--the US military. #30
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #31 John Valledor
    @Pamela L. Williams the Hispanic community in America (of which I represent) spends millions of dollars, owns thousands of businesses, live thriving culturally rich lives, are job seekers and have blended culturally within America to a very high degree...just think of the culinary impact to the American pallate that Latinos have made. Willing to guess every American household has some form Tex-Mex ingredients in their cupboards right now. Maybe even you too.
    My point was that ignoring this demographic which currently sits at the center of gravity in beBee's member base is odd to say the least. The beBee staff can communicate to this population in America in native Spanish--TODAY! Easy peasy.
    Establishing a social media foothold in the American landscape with this one demographic alone seems ready made.
    Then again, I'm no expert. I'm just one of countless like-minded constituents that is attracted to business that want my patronage. Those that don't, I'll ignore--along with my pocketbook.
    Thank you for engaging with me in this buzz.
    Lastly, we Hispanics also defend America. For me, for 35 awesome years and five tours of combat. No regrets.

    #29
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 New York is still the financial heart of North America. I don't think it's a coincidence​ that the beBee offices are across the street from the Bull statue
    Pamela L. Williams
    03/09/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    #20 That's very interesting John and one I hadn't really considered but it is rather obvious. Perhaps we reach out to Latin organizations, of which I am in total ignorance. I wonder what the statics are on the use of social media by the US Latin community? I know they are second to cellphone use to the black community. (That study is several years old so...). A community I really want to focus on is true environmentalist, an ever growing group. The beauty of beBee is that this communities can build a sector within the hives, have their own audience. Hmmm, now you really have me thinking on some outreach programs. Why should we focus on those already on social media (e.g. LinkedIn) and creating a migrations. What if we reach out to those who may be on the fringes of social media because of the other sites cultural centralizing on English speaking groups? beBee is definitely an opportunity to integrate and shy away from segregation because of comfortableness with native languages.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #28 John Valledor
    According to the 2011 US census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language in America after the native tongue of English. Clearly, there's an affinity (relationship, resemblance) to this census fact and the stats presented in this buzz. Given that beBee brands itself as an affinity (kinship, association) based social media channel, the connection is too obvious to dismiss. Building on this demographic can serve as a launchpad for harvesting more members in the rest of America. Surprising that there aren't satellite offices in California, Texas and Florida--the states with the highest Spanish speaking US populations respectively. New York comes in 9th. Interestingly, in 2015 the GDP (or gross state product) of Texas ($1.6 billion @number 2) is on par to that of all of Spain. The GDP of California is number 1 in all the US. Again, lies, damn lies and statistics. #26
    Javier beBee
    03/09/2016 #27 Javier beBee
    #26 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, english speaking countries will grow a lot. I predict english will be first language but spanish, portuguese, german, italian, french, russian, and others will be important too ;) ...anyway beBee will be diverse and cool . Next release will be unstoppable !!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #20 beBee is now Spanish-centric. That's to be expected given its birthplace. I believe there will always be a healthy percentage of Spanish-speaking members. The language is well distributed around the world. I'm even taking Spanish lessons and am developing a strong affinity with elephants (long story best filed under "weird stuff Duolingo says")

    There are what, about 60 million American Spanish-speakers? That's a good start until we can grab the other 270 million.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Dear Ambassador Caribbean. May the beBee community now officially bestow you this well deserved title! Thank you Donna-Luisa - you show how big the contribution can be from a far reach of the globe.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #24 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP Manjit Country statistics is as I mentioned a categorized and perhaps unrefined way of looking at demographics. It is quite true that there is much finer stratification within nations and countries. Thank you Manjit for bringing your appreciated insights and contribution to the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #23 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian The crowd-sourcing ability of beBee is indeed remarkable and very much a part of its growing success. Thank you Paul.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @John Valledor An interesting angle that you mention John. Within countries there could be a few language clusters of Bees which overlap with the home country language. It would be illuminating to see in a year or so what the demographics of the US Bees are. Thanks for your comment John.
  10. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    01/09/2016
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  11. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    01/09/2016
    The nature of verbal abuse, both subtle and "in your face" is power. Visit http://conflict911.com for tons of related material Robert Bacal
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  12. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    01/09/2016
    Solution to gun violence: award everyone a sociology Ph.D. It's true. There's an inverse correleation - see picture. Robert Bacal
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    Peter van Doorn
    02/09/2016 #1 Peter van Doorn
    Hahaha, modern science? Numbers are all, no need for thinking. If you search long enough, I think you can find larger correlation coefficients between traffic accidents and the population of butterflies. If not something else will correlate, at least for some period.
  13. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    26/08/2016
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  14. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    25/08/2016
    A Happy Tallgrass Prairie 100th Birthday to the National Park Service:
    and on a related Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie note in memory of Dr. Lloyd Hulbert, founder and first director of the Konza Prairie: http://keep.konza.ksu.edu/about/kpbs.htm http://www.konza.ksu.edu/Splash/default.aspx http://www.naturalkansas.org/konza.htm
    Joel Anderson
    Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)
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  15. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    25/08/2016
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    Gert Scholtz
    25/08/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Joel Anderson A word to my heart - Ubuntu.
    Graham Edwards
    25/08/2016 #3 Graham Edwards
    It really is such a beautiful place... I hope we don't wreck it.
    Deb Helfrich
    25/08/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Absolutely what it is all about - "A person is a person through other people." And @Joel Anderson your words of generosity are spreading....
  16. ProducerMichael Junghans
    19 August, World Humanitarian Day
    19 August, World Humanitarian DayOn 19 August, World Humanitarian Day, and always, we stand with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance in order to survive. Together they would form the 10th most populous nation. Help us...
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  17. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    14/08/2016
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  18. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    09/08/2016
    Words
    WordsThe power of words to influence, shape and mold perception, behavior or reality. The influence and nature of words that thoughtfully impart and exchange information and knowledge. The capable use of intellect to choose them effectively. ...
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    Joel Anderson
    10/08/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #9 @Irene Hackett As one who has used and imparted thoughtful words in your own post, sharing your insights and life lessons from your personal journey--all I can say is Thank You.
    Joel Anderson
    10/08/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #8 Thank you @Vincent Andrew and thank you for sharing it. In a world of digital gadgetry and the aloofness of social media, we all need to be reminded every once in awhile and more importantly remind our youth that words do matter. Something that all too often goes ignored in the world of texting, blogging and the anonymity behind the Thing of Things (ToT). All the best on your journey.
    Irene Hackett
    10/08/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Agreed - words have tremendous power! Love the message Joel - thanks!
    Vincent Andrew
    10/08/2016 #8 Vincent Andrew
    There are many instances in a day when words can uplift or encourage others. On the other hand, used wrongly it can have a harmful effect on interpersonal relations. Great concise post. Much appreciated @Joel Anderson View more
    There are many instances in a day when words can uplift or encourage others. On the other hand, used wrongly it can have a harmful effect on interpersonal relations. Great concise post. Much appreciated @Joel Anderson. Close
    Joel Anderson
    09/08/2016 #7 Joel Anderson
    #4 Mohammed--Thank you.
    Joel Anderson
    09/08/2016 #6 Joel Anderson
    #3 Julie Have a great difference making day!
    Joel Anderson
    09/08/2016 #5 Joel Anderson
    #2 Thank you Tausif. I feign no expertise in the quest for enlightenment, but as I navigate my journey I will do what I can to gain insight and mindfulness in using the power and influence of words as part of an ongoing search and pathway for my own "awakening."
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/08/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...beBee is so dulcet, honeyed and inspiring that every bee has become wordsmith! :)
    Julie Hickman
    09/08/2016 #3 Julie Hickman
    These words made a difference with me today. Thank you! :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/08/2016 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    Words really have a power to influence this world. If uttered with grief and by holding someone responsible it becomes "A Curse", if uttered with love and affection it becomes a "A Blessing" and so on and so forth. Thanks for sharing this brief post with us, @Joel Anderson.
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    Joel Anderson

    05/08/2016
    Intelligent Emotions?  Go on now, Express Yourself
    Intelligent Emotions? Go on now, Express YourselfWhy allow outside influences dictate your being? Might it be true that at its essence--if your heart is pure, your being authentic, and your journey true; you and you alone dictate the vitality of the journey based on your own...
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    Joel Anderson
    05/10/2016 #1 Joel Anderson
    Here is to all the original, creative maladjusted non-conformist out there. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists … Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,” Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. Alan Geller

    Alan Geller

    04/08/2016
    Good Afternoon Madrid! If... Perhaps the most inspiring poem ever written - Featured on this week's THIS IS Weekend @beBee Live https://www.bebee.com/producer/@alan-geller/we-will-rock-you-only-you-can-sing-your-song-only-you-can-dance-your-dance-this-is-weekend-live-bebee
    IF - Rudyard Kipling's poem, recitation by Sir Michael Caine
    IF - Rudyard Kipling's poem, recitation by Sir Michael Caine I came across a recitation of the poem 'IF' by Sir Michael Caine and couldn't stop myself from adding some music to enhance it. The full poem text is here...
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    Joel Anderson
    04/08/2016 #2 Joel Anderson
    Wow.
    Mamen Delgado
    04/08/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    Very touching! Love Michael Caine's voice... 💖 Thanks @Alan Geller!!!
  21. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    03/08/2016
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    Milos Djukic
    04/08/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you Joel Anderson.
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    Joel Anderson

    01/08/2016
    A thunderstorm lesson from a digital immigrant.  Going “analogue” Oh My.
    A thunderstorm lesson from a digital immigrant. Going “analogue” Oh My.I am a digital immigrant. My navigation, grammar and typing skills (normal and thumb induced) across the Internet of Things (IoT) or, as I like to refer to it all, the Thing of Things (ToT)--are atrocious. Yesterday, just like this morning, I...
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    Melissa Hefferman
    04/08/2016 #17 Anonymous
    #16 Sometimes the radio says when it might be a good day to see the Flash. I lived right on the Ocean with a view for awhile, I watched and watched and watched but haven't seen it, YET. I'm convinced I will.LOL I need to add it to my Northern Lights enjoyment life bucket list and I often get lucky so one day I tell ya. And HA, according to the packaging it does and of course marketing never, ever, ever, lies. :)
    Joel Anderson
    03/08/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 http://www.wikihow.com/See-the-Green-Flash and speaking of the land of lakes, isn't that where butter comes from?
    Melissa Hefferman
    02/08/2016 #15 Anonymous
    #14 lovely!!! I enjoy watching the sunsets, I've been watching and waiting to see a Green Flash. One day I will, and then it will be time to go back to the land of lakes! :)
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/08/2016 #14 Pamela L. Williams
    #6 While visiting a friend in DC we were walking down a busy street just after a rain. We were each a mother to an young daughter. We decided to puddle hop with our girls. The looks we were given by all those DC bureaucrats were priceless! The ocean is my confidant as well. A couple hours of conversation/meditation in the early morning is life rejuvenating!
    I live 4 hours from the nearest beach now. I once got up at 4 AM on a Saturday morning, threw some stuff in the car and drove there. It was a holiday weekend so I knew no hotel rooms were available but that was okay. I grabbed some coffee, juice, and pastry and spent the next 8 hours on the beach with a slight break for lunch and all was well in the universe. As the sun began to set I drove the 4 hours back home.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #12 :) Thanks @Pamela L. Williams absolutely!
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/08/2016 #12 Pamela L. Williams
    A cup of coffee and a misty rain (especially in the morning); one of my favorite things. I see your sanity checker with a Mona Lisa smile but also understanding that sometime you need a walk in the rain.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #4 Thanks @Julie Hickman Sometimes profound things come out of the simple little things right before us. All the best and keep making a difference.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thanks @Gert Scholtz Oh the simple things in life.
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #6 Squish away. And remember "It never rains in California
    But girl don't they warn ya, it pours, man it pours."
    Joel Anderson
    02/08/2016 #8 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thanks @Chas Wyatt for sharing this.
    Chas Wyatt
    02/08/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt
    "Good night. I have said my prayer with the forest; stood to the dark and the rain; cast my voice on the storm. Though my body shall lie in heavy slumber, my petition has gone on, caught and carried in the surge of the trees, whirled in high vortex over the mountain, drifting in black mists through the fertile night. Acknowledged, answered, in the drip of the rain." ~Virginia Garland, "The Rain," Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New, February 1908.
    Melissa Hefferman
    01/08/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Yay, love this!!!! It doesn't rain much in sunny San Diego, so I like to talk to the Ocean under the moonlight. I swear, it whispers things to me..... ;) Now I'm wishing I could find a mud puddle to squish my toes in. It's that kind of day; thank you for the reminder of the beauty of simplicity and being. Back to work for me! Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    01/08/2016 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Joel Anderson A welcome reminder to get up from our screens at work, smartphone during the day, and internet in the evening and "just go play in the rain". Thank you Joel.
    Julie Hickman
    01/08/2016 #4 Julie Hickman
    Refreshing as a rainstorm @Joel Anderson and a great reminder to rejoice in life's little moments:-)
    Joel Anderson
    01/08/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #2 Thank you Emilia @Emilia M. Ludovino And that is one thing I like about beBee. The beneficial nature of chance encounters and discovery where we find similarities between us all. All the best to you on your journey. Keep making a difference: one person, one step, one "RAIN' drop at a time.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    01/08/2016 #2 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Wonderful story @Joel Anderson :) and my post on R.A.I.N. fits so well in the scope of your story :))))) - Serendipity!? You discover me trough the RAIN and I discover you and this beautiful piece.
    Deb Helfrich
    01/08/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    This is a true story about my fascination for weather, @Joel Anderson. I had the extreme good fortune to work for Sybase about 20 years ago when corporate headquarters where in Emeryville, CA. directly across the Bay bridge from San Francisco. I managed to win the lottery for a world-class view cubicle with a view one cannot imagine. The city, alcatraz, the Golden Gate.

    One afternoon in July, my boss called when I was lost in the wonder of the fog engulfing the city. I blurted out, "Can't talk now, watching the fog....."

    He swiveled in his chair and said.... "Oh, WOW, come on by in a half and hour or so."

    I am all for savoring a thunderstorm, the rain, the fog, the wind, rainbows, sunsets and sunrises. Partaking of our natural world is so good for our central nervous systems. Thanks for sharing your raindrops, ours are in short supply for the next couple months!
  23. Megan Lucas

    Megan Lucas

    25/07/2016
    Sunday happy place! Volunteering @ Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center ensures I start the week off just right.

    Este es el lugar feliz donde comienzo cada semana de buena manera al Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center, una finca que ofrece servicios de equinoterapia.
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  24. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    22/07/2016
    "We Are Star Dust" - Symphony of Science
    "We Are Star Dust" - Symphony of Science mp3:http://bit.ly/IIUVRB We are star dust, reaching out to the universe. The 15th Symphony of Science video featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman...
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    Joanna Hofman
    22/07/2016 #2 Joanna Hofman
    Fantastic song, Joel. Thank you! Nice idea to talk about science . Yes, we are stars dust.
  25. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    15/07/2016
    Here's Another Radical Concept John Vaughan
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