- Producer19/02/2017Division & Conquest. AKA Business As Usual In AmericaI expect a lot of Americans (especially those with some vestage of faith left in the political system), will be offended by this post. But as you can see from the quotes I have gathered, I'm not the only one who shares this opinion.The United...
- Producer17/02/2017In Memory Of My Brother BobMy heart is heavy this morning.At 4:15 am today my brother, Bob Twidle passed away after a long illness.In actuality he was my brother-in-law. He married my sister who is 20 years his junior about 30 years ago and our families merged.Bob was a...
Comments18/02/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI'm sorry you lost a brother and good friend. I'm sorry for your sister and family too. It sounds as though you have many wonderful memories to carry with you for a lifetime. I love the painting. Bob sounds like he was a good man. Sending good thoughts @Jim Murray
- 12/02/2017Here is a great article that explains very well why the US has the most expensive and the least effective health care system in the world.'Death Panels' Are One Of Four Fears Preventing Systemic Healthcare Reformwww.linkedin.com The fear of healthcare rationing is real and came roaring back to life this weekend, but the fear is only one of four big one's that stand...
- 04/02/2017By the way I also take pictures...been doing that for over 40 years...Philippe Collard500px.com Been taking photos for over 40 years. Nothing staged, nothing photoshopped. Just trying to capture moments of our lives as they flash by. A photo is the capture of a moment in time that cannot be described in words. It is THE moment...and you need...
- 04/02/2017We live in a very scary time. For as long as it has been, the US, my country, has believed it was immune to totalitarism, propaganda, oligarcism...and it took an election to reveal that it simply is not true. We are witnessing the transformation of the "city on the hill" into the "if you are not white and christians, get the hell out of here"...last time something like that happened what in Germany (Der Spiegel is a German publication)...and the trump of the time was called hitler..I know, you think the parallel is ridiculous...they laughed at him at the time (1933)...12 years later, 60 millions dead later, the world was in ruin!This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunningwww.washingtonpost.com “It's a beheading of democracy, a beheading of a sacred symbol,” artist Edel Rodriguez...
- Producer01/02/2017De-pollinating: the Hives & the BeesPollinating too prolific? Unaware of Updates? Cluttered content page? On beBee, content goes to your home page, based on bee Followers and Hive affinity. You can see most activity in your Notifications area. When you connect to someone on...
Comments09/02/2017 #76 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#71 I will agree that we need better controls on the language of posts and hives to which we affine.
I just emailed Fede:
"Today Javier shared a post called 'beBee em Português' in hive 'beBee em Português' to 'Profissionais Administrativos'.
Because I am following Javier, I saw all that.
Please have a way in the new UI to choose what languages we want to see or not - in both posts and hives (posts shared to hives)."
Today, to de-pollinate and not lose Javier, I had to Mute the Hive and/or Post.09/02/2017 #75 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#72 I can't believe I missed this part:
"Report inappropriate comments:
We know that at times a very small number of members can tarnish the experience for our broader community by posting inappropriate comments. While we monitor for these types of comments and work directly with members, you can also flag and hide abusive or offensive comments made on any article or post:
Click the “More” icon on the top right of a comment.
Click “Report” to report the comment.
In the pop-up window, tell us more about why you chose to report the comment."
I know you disagree, Phil. Yet I still believe - and am allowed to write - this is another good reason that we have "-1" on beBee. It can help encourage the commenter to have more appropriate comments.
Sure, some are open and courageous enough to debate openly. Some are not. I am trying to be courageous here, now. I wonder if I will get +1, -1 or nothing because others have given up on the direction of these comments?
Some people prefer to vote on comments, anonymously. Should everyone in the US who votes be forced to openly state who they voted for in an election?
Perhaps +1/-1 is voting that could be looked at as a way to help the commenter understand how their comment was received. Or it could be looked at as an annoyance that the commenter does not get to refute. Two sides of the same coin.
If people against the "-1" have made their point well enough, beBee has already said they are considering all options.09/02/2017 #74 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#72
To be clear, they are giving users the ability to turn comments off for all types of posts.
Hmm. Pretty soon they might even give the +1/-1 option?!09/02/2017 #73 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#71 I see your point. I might add:
I had been in beBee in English for a long time. I built up many followers. I even shared posts there. All good.
Now, however, I see way too many posts about subjects I care no longer. I wish to de-pollinate for a while or even permanently and see what my followers share as sufficient. While perhaps in purgatory-to use your old testament reference - I do not believe I should be in hell forever.
Just like the Lumpy Kingdom is giving the on/off switch to comments. More choice.09/02/2017 #72 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSThis just in from the Lumpy Kingdom blog:
"We continue to encourage two-way conversations on LinkedIn, and for many members who publish, comments are a great way to start discussions and can lead to broader reach.
At the same time, we want to give you greater choice in the types of conversations you have on LinkedIn."09/02/2017 #71 Phil Friedman#70 I have to disagree. If a hive is designated as "beBee in English", I think when one joins the hive, one reasonably expects to see a general stream of posts on a wide range of topics being posted in English. Just as someone who joins beBee in Spanish expects the same, except that the posts will be in Spanish. And so on. I don't think the problem is solved by "de-pollinating" but by enabling a practical system for language filtering those hives that declare themselves for a particular language. And similar for those hives that declare themselves devoted to a particular defined topic area.06/02/2017 #69 Phil Friedman#68 That, Jared, is to answer a question with a question. But never mind, the answer to your question is no. It is simply an inappropriate posting because the Hive is "beBee in English". It is not an issue over one instance, but becomes one if it happens over and over again. Because then a member of a hive that is for English gets Portuguese post in their feed too often.04/02/2017 #64 John Vaughan#63 "What were the original results?" asks @Gerald Hecht
Variations on the usual theme, from the Usual Suspects: a modest shitStorm of Outrage from Aficionados - reflexive defensiveness & rejection, misdirection from the topic to personal attack, "Why are you so negative?", "You're the only one who complains", etc. Very tiring.
I get sleepy just talking about it.04/02/2017 #60 John Vaughan#57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht View more#57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht
JV> That is a convenient link to some useful information that desperately needs to be learned. Use at own risk.
Even more informative: https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/ Repetition implies perceived value.
One can message me directly thru beBee, if we're connected Close04/02/2017 #59 Gerald HechtOverall, this little primer demonstrates the extreme ease and user friendly priority for completing simple tasks --in this case, freeing oneself from the world's most annoying fake shaman/dude/ministry founder (no, not L. Ron Hubbard --he was much more user friendly --he simply died), or stalker, etc..04/02/2017 #58 Gerald Hecht#55 @John Vaughan I understand (I think) the +/- thingies...however the koan that is built into the colony and all of its dynamics is the mystique which surrounds the "Relevant"!
An exploding (effectively marketed defective/deadly product), shrapnel spewing Takada airbag in my face is an event that I would (however briefly) definitely consider "RELEVANT".
I worry, however, "that my meaning may be lost or misconstrued"...
... I, most likely would not be using the "relevant" as a "like" for one of Paul Simon's storied "50 ways to lose your lover".
- Producer30/01/2017The Futile Practice Of Banging Your Head Against The WallAlmost every op/ed writer in the history of writing has, at one time or another, started whatever they are writing with a thought such as “We’re living in troubled times”Then they will go on and rail about things like abuse of power and corruption...
Comments31/01/2017 #17 Kevin PashukIt is so true Jim that one is mistaken to think that posting something to social media will actually change people's minds. Oh look! Someone gave me a frowny face! I must repent! said no one ever.
But I certainly enjoyed your post from the perspective of a sidelines (in this case borderlines) commentator.31/01/2017 #12 Robert Bacal#10 @Don 🐝 Kerr and @Jim Murray I feel strongly that Trump will not finish his term of office, My guess is something less than two years, somewhere around the mid term elections - impeachment and/or being deemed incapacitated and unable to carry out the role of President.
He lacks the self-control and willingness to listen to others more expert to a) avoid violating the constitution and b) avoid criminal acts of other kinds.30/01/2017 #10 Don 🐝 KerrI have a prediction based upon the past @Jim Murray Just as pretty much everyone of our generation claims to have been at Woodstock, I predict that within maybe 9 months (seems an appropriate gestation period) you won't be able to find more than a couple of million particularly dense citizens of the Excited States who will publicly admit to voting for Herr Trump. Save your forehead my friend!
- Producer24/01/2017Differences between bees and wasps - Diferencias entre abejas y avispas (EN/ES)Bees VS Wasps While honey bees can attack - to defend - when provoked - , wasps are naturally and more aggressive predators. Identifying the difference between honey bees and wasps is important in order to administer proper treatment of wounds...
Comments29/01/2017 #31 John Vaughan#30
and also ....
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/06/16/chart-the-animals-that-are-most-likely-to-kill-you-this-summer/?utm_term=.2854dfc56cdb View more#30
and also ....
"But the number 1 animal killers on an annual basis are bees, wasps and hornets, responsible for 58 deaths each year -- mostly due to anaphylactic shock after a sting."
Interesting compulsion, this "I'm a bee" thing... Close29/01/2017 #30 Javier 🐝 beBeeWasps attack and kill honey bees :)
http://nurturing-nature.co.uk/gardening-for-wildlife/wasp-attacking-and-killing-honey-bee-next-to-busy-hives/ View moreWasps attack and kill honey bees :)
beBee is a cool beehive 🐝🐝🐝 Close29/01/2017 #28 John Vaughanhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2748653/Why-learn-love-WASPS-They-ve-vanished-summer-But-s-shouldn-t-celebrate-writes-STEVE-BACKSHALL.html View morehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2748653/Why-learn-love-WASPS-They-ve-vanished-summer-But-s-shouldn-t-celebrate-writes-STEVE-BACKSHALL.html
"... they are absolutely vital to our planet’s health. It is after all, the little things that make the world go round. You could remove humans, elephants or tigers from the face of the Earth, and our ecosystems would carry on regardless. However, a world without wasps would be beset by plagues of biblical proportions" Close28/01/2017 #27 Carlos Souza RibeiroRealmente @Javier 🐝 beBee só a bebee para trazer este assunto e outros e, não poderia de expressar minha opinião. Tem um ensinamento que diz que todo "MAL E "BEM", foram necessários para nosso crescimento , então vamos crescer ainda mais e, com ajuda das Vespas26/01/2017 #23 Victor ChertkovTe agradezco @Javier 🐝 beBee ese tono sincero e imparcial a la hora de describir el mundo natural.
Y es curioso que avispas-humanos , curiosamente, no son válidas para "combatir las plagas", siendo ellos una plaga en este ecosistema.
Espero que entre todos hagamos más miel que hiel ;).
Un gran abrazo!25/01/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe buzzing of a honey bee brings me back to my childhood when I was in awe of bees and butterflies. Wasps always scared me ;-) I feel fortunate, as I've only ran into a few wasps on beBee and met so many beautiful honey bees! Do we call Javier the queen bee? Maybe a new title should be worn, king bee? LOL. Sidenote: This summer we had bees or hornets that were coming into my home through a small area between my Cedar Shakes. They were living inside the wall of my den. Luckily it happened during early fall and by the time they were able to get inside my den they weren't very active. I had a pest control person come out who was very familiar with bees vs. hornets and I saved a ton of dead ones. Right away he told me they were hornets. He sealed up the small area they were going into and within 24 hours they weren't arriving in my den anymore. If they had been honey bees, we would have had much more issues because of the wax hive they create. It creeped me out having hornets in my den.25/01/2017 #17 Devesh BhattMetaphorically speaking, focus on being a bee and not labelling anyone a wasp.
Public opinion is like water on rock, someone maybe convinced and start behaving like a wasp.
Bees have a lot of self restraint.
Another analogy, bee stings in children were considered as a vaccine for particulate types of arthritis, claim was rejected in 2009 but accepted in 2016.
So a bee sting should help another get moving, professionally moving so to speak, even the sting is a cure :)
- Producer24/01/2017It's Not Nice To Bee Smarter Than Other People.It is very unfortunate that (apparently) I have been designated as the one to set the record straight, but I guess sometimes, that's just how it goes.The fact is that most of us don't speak because we want to be educational.We speak because we want...
Comments09/02/2017 #59 Gerald Hecht#58 @Paul Walters I struggle withinarythms and with algorithms...but --though slumber may not be known until death us do (sort of) unleash (seemingly endless) repetitive loops...as the living change --so does the meaning of a deceased writer's words:
https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/622985779263578112025/01/2017 #48 Gerald Hecht#27 Indeed @Cyndi wilkins --and finding the harmonious balance between respectful cultural norms for bidding final farewells to a departed loved one and protecting the public health needn't be unduly burdensome; indeed do not both spring forth from a single source --compassion?25/01/2017 #43 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI love to surround myself with those who are smarter than me. Yet, I don't want to fill my heads with facts. I want to fill my head and heart with principles that will guide me and better change my life. No matter how the world changes, principles are universal.
“Einstein was once asked how many feet are in a mile. Einstein's reply was "I don't know, why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?”
Personally, I don't believe anybody is better than anyone else. We all fall short, yet we are loved equally. I just believe that everyone has a different role of equal value to play in life.
If I never place myself in a new environment, I will never grow. Bebee is a great Hive of knowledge that each of us can pick and choose from. "If I don't like the book, I will just put it back and pick a new one."
- Producer19/01/2017Hive🐝Talk-Featuring World Honey Bee Day/Pamela L. Williamshttps://www.bebee.com/group/world-honey World Honey Bee Day This hive is to share information on Actual Honey Bees. Colony Collapse Disorder is the sudden death of a colony of Honey Bees. It is a global epidemic and there are many proposed...
Comments20/01/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 you are most welcome, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.20/01/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Standing ovation for beBee @Franci Eugenia Hoffman,with so much ease she puts us all in the spotlights!!! Big thank YOU20/01/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 wow @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, such fantastic efforts!!! Thank YOU so much.
Seems like a good time to look in the rearview mirror and revisit what was by far my most visited and remarked-upon post. Many of you will have missed my interview with a Bee for whom I have all the time in the world and someone I hope will remain an active supporter of beBee. Meet @Aurorasa SimaThe person or the persona? A revealing portrait of Aurorasa Sima - the person.www.bebee.com Don Kerr: First, on my part, a confession. As a writer, a sometimes interviewer, and someone always interested in exploring the space that...
- Producer10/01/2017Thanks To The Internet, The Age Of The Smokescreen Is Quickly Coming To An EndI have been around for a long time and, as I see it, the world is probably the most fucked up that it’s ever been.It’s fucked up because, bit by bit, all the hypocrisy that has been carefully hidden and disguised is now being revealed for exactly...
Comments11/01/2017 #14 Tony 🐝 RossiI think Ryan Holiday would be quite proud of your reference here, @Jim Murray - although he might offer some stoic medicine to calm your nerves. lmao. But seriously, you quite eloquently (my standards were honed out at sea) brought to a point something that's been floating around my head for a while: Sure, there's some incredibly bad stuff going on in the world, but even as a modern culture, humanity can't have changed that much over the centuries - we're simply exposed [to the truth of] so much more. It's a small island in a sea of mess, but I do take some solace in that, at least.10/01/2017 #8 Brian McKenzieThe Soviets / Russians have always been better at ' hacking' America, than we have been at 'hacking' them. They never turned their Cold War machine off, we did. But The Russian Hack of the 'Election' is pure pandering bullshit brought on by low info widgets and the media that feeds them. For example - in Wisconin, one of the states that was involved in an Official recount & 'The Hacking', the voting machines are not connected to the internet. The "news", however has conveniently avoided that voting machines from 2006 & forward an outsourced company Owned by Soros and his socual justice mouth piece " Media Matters". The Soros /SOE / Sctyl machines/software are present in 26 states with 900 jurisdictions. Couple that with how Obamacare enrollment was used as a vehicle to enroll illegal immigrants onto public dole benefits and endow voting privileges to them as 'documented residents' and you are looking in the wrong direction for gerrymandering and vote 'fixing'. The " Russian Hack " meme is pure rope a dope blather, without substance, without proof. Along the same lines that the US did with MH-17. Pure alarmist bullshit, without again any credibility.10/01/2017 #7 Gerald HechtThis is really an excellent synopsis of the current situation... I mean we have people streaming hate crimes against disabled kids on FB Live ...my God!!! I am sharing this ...and hoping for the best It's an eye opener! A must read...HOW MANY MORE LIVES HAVE TO BE SACRIFICED TO THIS MADNESS?????!!!10/01/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht#4 @Jim Murray okay so it's a tie ballgame--1-1; sort of...I don't go around complaining (affect appropriate voice) "Hey Everyone --did you read anything by Max Carter...can't you see?! He's not acting very nice...he's not a nice person...not a nice person; very nasty person...not nice...he's just another one of these Movie Shaman people...they are not nice...they don't understand what the hard working men and women in the wor...I mean in America have to deal with; out of touch...and very nasty. Anyway he's very overrated.10/01/2017 #4 Jim Murray#2 Thanks @Gerald Hecht. Hey is see you're having some fun with Max Carter. He's letting everybody know that the Psychology Professor from Louisiana is picking on him. Coubrailian summed it up perfectly.
I, for one, have had no issues with Gerry, nor with you, Max. This does indeed look like a 1-1 issue.
That said, Max, you can’t call yourself a Shaman and not expect some people to take issue with the label.
I assume you do it for the shock value, to create a reaction. It’s a particular branding scenario that is very likely to be inflammatory.
Your choice , of course, but there’s no logic to getting upset when it works.
- Producer10/01/2017I'm Looking for Genuine People - Your Job Title Means Nothing to MeAccording to a recent infographic posted to Twitter, the average age of workers at beBee is 29… putting me way above the average. Perhaps that’s a polite way to say I have a few years under my belt. I have some great experiences. I...
Comments16/01/2017 #110 Migdalia BurgosKevin Pashuk I was reminded of an experience I had at the Miami office of a Fortune 500. I had paid internships and other work. Then I landed at McKinsey's HQ in New York. Although I was young, I had pretty extensive experience. An ex-McK colleague asked me to interview for a post at his company in Miami because he wanted to work with me again, but he wanted to keep the connection quiet because he thought it might prejudice them against me. Awful interview. The guy was openly hostile from the outset and as hyper as an over achieving hummingbird. "So, you don't really speak 4 languages. You just understand them." Err. No. Multilingual household. "Right... You didn't really have two majors. That's a lot of work." Uh. GWU would issue a diploma stating otherwise. "You don't really have this experience from McK. It's not even a big title. Admit it. You were a secretary, and you SAW them doing this work. Maybe you just assisted on the periphery." Then he said, "I applied at McK. They turned me down, and I came here. People don't have the opportunities you say you had. Besides, McK is overrated." At this point, I decided I'd had enough, but I said: "You can always verify my title with the company. Why don't we let your HR group do those checks and we can continue another time." He protested - presumably because he was just getting warmed up on insults - but I was already on my way back to HR down the hall. "I'll accompany you," is all he said and then asked HR to set up a new appointment. When he left, I requested to speak to the HR director and explained what happened. He was horrified. Then I called my friend who was beside himself - especially since I said I wouldn't take any job at the Miami office. He also called McK's Managing Director who made a call... The interviewer was fired the same week. Lessons: 1) Ask about the work, role, functions. Titles mean nothing - especially in flat orgs like McK. 2) Don’t bad mouth. Ever. As applicant or interviewer.13/01/2017 #106 Sarah Elkins#82 You know, @Ken Boddie, I never thought of it as an age thing before now, but I think you are right, generally speaking. I remember trying to be that "sweet quiet girl" in high school, they seemed so mysterious and the boys seemed to love them. It didn't work out for me. Most women I know fight who they really are until they're in their late 20s, then resign themselves to their reality (for me, that was being too talkative). But then, magically, we go from resignation to embracing those things we tried to fight as kids. I'm definitely all me these days, it's exhausting to try to be anything else.12/01/2017 #104 Gerald Hecht@Kevin Pashuk Check out how bad this "fake title thing" has gotten (I tried to restrain myself...but this time he's gone to far).
Earlier, my printer broke...and then, WITHOUT EVEN ASKING ME;
my 3-D printer printed me a new one and is now demanding to be called "Chief of Non-Electronic Document Operations"!!
Who the hell does he think he is?12/01/2017 #102 Gerald Hecht#99 @Kevin Pashuk so do I...so does Neil; his trick seems to be 1) now he introduces it with the "inside baseball "anecdote about the caretaker on the ranch he bought when he was 24..he still owns most of it, and 2) like, on "Heart of Gold"...now when he gets to that part : "and I'm getting old"...he does this comedic phrasing of the word "old"...stretching it out shaky-voiced;
but the point here is that he doesn't put the (Title) "Old Neil Young" on his profile...even though that's a nice double reverse with a half twist homophonic phrase.12/01/2017 #95 Kevin Pashuk#82 Thanks Ken. I agree. When hiring the young 'uns... look at affinity, personality, and attitude. Hire for talent, train for skill as the old saying goes.
You said "I look for staff who are keen and energetic, able to fit in and work in a team ..... and who laugh at my dad jokes."
That final requirement must thin the herd... a lot.
- 09/01/2017Advice VS. Opinion! This is a must watch!!Iannarino Everyday - Episode 9 Advice and Opinions Without experience and the situational knowledge that comes from it, what looks like advice is really an...
- Producer08/01/2017Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.” - Brendan Behan Let’s get...
Comments09/01/2017 #21 Laura MikolaitisGreat post, @Don 🐝 Kerr! I love the fervor with which you penned it - it shines through loud and clear. I grew up in the tundra that is Northern NY, which is currently buried under almost 3 ft of snow thanks to the wonders of Lake Effect. So, I hear you. And I feel for my family who still live there. Dressing like Nanuk of the North to simply go out and get the mail is not my idea of fun. Although, I have come to tolerate the winter a bit more than I used to. Living in New England, the winter is temperamental. Like this morning with a blustery 1 degree - so cold that I can gauge the temperature of the day by the reaction of the leaves on the rhododendron bush. They are curled up so tightly this morning I know it's cold. I don't ski or snowmobile and I haven't been on a pair of ice skates in years. But, I do enjoy sliding down a hill from time to time and making the occasional snow angel to keep my spirit young.09/01/2017 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr#3 @Kevin Pashuk As always you offer sage advice. I suspect though that deep within that raging introvert heart lies a genuine love for winter walks and photography sessions that require you to venture out onto the ice to shoot lost wedding roses. Or did I just dream that last bit?09/01/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr#8 @Dean Owen My dear friend Bob Cook moved to Hong Kong from Toronto/Boston/Calgary. All are known 'hot(?)' spots for winter fun. Curiously, he has not returned to enjoy the white stuff. Guessing your experience is similar Dean and can't blame you. I can envy you but I can't blame.09/01/2017 #11 Tony BrandstetterI live in a cold weather area, when I was younger it was fun, now that I am into my 57th year of this I have to admit, it not too fun anymore but I know it is necessary. It starts in fall, when all the trees go dormant, at this time of year I would not want to live any other place, it is breath taking. I have experienced this for 57 years an I still find it spectacular. Then winter comes, shorter days, cold nights, it seems to last forever. When the first bud of spring announces itself, everything comes alive and with such vengeance, the smells, the sights, the sounds, wonderful, all of it. Spring and summer doesn't last long, it seems not as long as winter but we enjoy, embrace, love every single day, winter helps us to enjoy when it's nice.... and savor every moment09/01/2017 #10 Todd JonesOk... this is gonna be unpleasant. I don't know why I'm compelled to share this, but if you have a weak stomach, stop reading here...
Don, my least favorite winter accessory is the stalactite-like snotsicle that adorns my face from November through April. By the end of winter, it has become so long that it presents a tripping hazard.
Told ya. Shoulda stopped reading...
On a less gross side note, I have a pair of Sorrels too. Best made, most durable boot ever. Mine are over 20 years old and still in great shape.
Your kid with glasses looks like he is flipping winter the bird. My seasonal sentiment exactly.
- 04/01/2017So who needs proofreading? This is the front page from the largest circulation paper in Canada, The Toronto Star. Read carefully.
- 02/01/2017a crazy year in review2016 A (crazy) year in review.www.linkedin.com Bye-bye 2016. Hello 2017. Time to look back and reflect upon what the heck happened over the past 12 months. I am sure you are reading (or may be even writing) a few “2016 in review”…hopefully...
- Producer01/01/2017The Cynic's Guide To 20172017 is a going to be a great year for cynics. They will have a lot of things to say ‘ told you so’ about.England Swings Like A Pendulum DoOver in England, the cynics will have a field day with all the fallout from Brexit and the ascension of Boris...
Comments03/01/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsDonald Trump is the biggest joke to hit the US since....damn, I don't think we've had anything more ridiculous. He embarrassed us in the election process and he'll only continue to do so...He's a puppet, now whose pulling the strings of that puppet is up for debate. Have you seen his portrait? And to think that is going to hang in the most recognized residence in the world.02/01/2017 #12 Asesh Datta@Jim Murray Your balanced forecast of 2017 is full of pessimism and optimism for those who educate themselves in the modern way. We are all concerned about others and particularly those where we do not belong. Start with Brexit, I feel the Government has failed to do their responsibility and pushed the decision to referendum and divided the country. Right or wrong, ex-PM should have taken a democratic decision in the cabinet. However, let us allow the new PM do its best. Next US, which I have predicted after the 1st debate from India. Mandate is as per constitution. Instead of abuses and forecasting vertical split in US policy, I feel we will get a third alternative to many issues.Support the views and allow "You Yes" to prosper. Next is Canada and so much is written about the young leader.Recent signing with EU on business, may consolidate their economic power.
Middle East is not only oil but religious fanaticism. That region is responsible for all types of pollution and global warming. Cutting oil production is the right step. They need to make potable water from the ocean for the rest of the world. Enmity within and between religion has to end. Understanding the ethos and pathos are paramount.
I appreciate that you feel 20 to 30 years younger when on bike. Carry your coffee machine along and start recording your thoughts on the ride. Your communications on the move will be precious.
Lastly, 2017 is a prime number and the year is going to present some prime results. All is well. Regards02/01/2017 #9 Don 🐝 KerrOK. All of the geo-political economic military-industrial complex stuff is really great @Jim Murray and I hope you're right about it. But what really resonates with me is your new coffee machine. I have a Nespresso machine which I no longer use because of the nasty little pods. So, I need you to PM with the model number of your new family member so I too can get back to a great cup of joe without the guilt of polluting the planet even more for my boys.
- Producer31/12/2016I'll Try Anything With A Detached Air Of Superiority We reflect on the end of most terrible year of our Lord; 2016 A.D. We look forward, many of us with a sense of relief for better things to come, many of us with a sense of futility --that any hope of peace and prosperity in our time is...
Comments06/01/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht#21 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit As in the following hypothetical: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/affinity-versus-pre-selected-social-networking-versus-truth02/01/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit there are many people in places like Syria, the Sudan...East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish Louisiana, and (if Gaia could talk) umm...earth who might have differing opinions --I think the marine life in the pacific and the polar icecap are also a tad irritable --I don't know; I really don't...I could say that compared to many, I am blessed, others could say that compared to me --they are are blessed...I think I'll just wait for the algorithm to tell me staring on January fifth; I think.02/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#9 @Harvey Lloyd I should have read this earlier; I'm sorry --I've just implemented a new cipher a few minutes ago; I try to regularly change them on an erratically changing schedule; which I have misplaced. I am so sorry; I simply have to become more organized at some point.02/01/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht#8 @Joris Plaatstaal --I don't think that I could possibly provide a definitive answer; here's why: As I understand it; understandings/misunderstandings occur between people...so, I can't be sure of your cognitions, emotional responses, associations of this with your previous experiences...and I don't think others can be sure of the same as they exist in me.
I believe there may be a misunderstanding.31/12/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFor the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the most terrible year of our Lord was 1945, especially that very hot month of August. In comparison the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had an incredibly good 2016 and then there is the balance of my review of 2016 to follow here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/the-year-in-review-201631/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman@Gerald Hecht, you are my favorite -- actually my only -- authentically fucking mad scientist friend. Never doubt, not in 2016, 2017, or ever that you are indeed valuable to those of us who work hard to understand your surrealistic stream-of-consciousness expressions of thought. My best to you for a healthier, happier, and more prosperous New Year. Keep the faith, bud. And remember you know where to find me. -- Phil31/12/2016 #9 Harvey Lloyd@Gerald Hecht my hope for 2017 is that you will produce a codex or cipher to interpret your posts. I am almost up to 50% translation of most posts. My palm reader understands everyone of your posts, she is helping. Have a great new year and looking forward to getting to know my palm reader through you in 2017.31/12/2016 #8 Joris Plaatstaal#6 The story of life... Misunderstanding...
I like to learn. Did I misunderstood you, or did you misunderstood me, or did we misunderstood each other, or.....?
Can you explain? We seem to all misunderstand each other, and take it for granted. We call this society, and assume it is life.
I don't know what to think of you. You seem to be intelligent and therefore provocative. (an assumption based on what you posted here)
Misunderstanding can only exist in a world that successfully killed clarity.
I like to learn, I need to learn. Wasn't I clear?
- 30/12/2016From one of my favourite SATIRE sites on the web... @Phil Friedman, @Don 🐝 Kerr, and @Jim Murray... you may enjoy this.Supreme Court OKs Death Penalty For Commenting On Articles Without Reading Them | The Babylon Beebabylonbee.com WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bench handed down a ruling Friday approving the death penalty for people who comment on articles without reading them. In the highly publicized case, State of Texas v. Wilbur, state...
- Producer14/12/2016Bee ChallengedSo if you have been keeping track of me for the past number of months, you would have come to know me as somewhat outspoken, a little too direct for some, maybe a bit irritating for others. I am like one of the beBee celebrities who recently had...
Comments14/12/2016 #13 Max🐝 J. Carter@Nic Fester I have experienced this group think that you bring up and you describe accurately.
I often find that bubble needs to be popped in order any learning or growth to take place. I find often instead of eating the humble pie you suggest and rightly so, the group will engage i emotional abuse through a myriad of tactics the first being to simply ignore what was said as if it was never said which is how the ego defends itself and attempts to protect the image of self.
You really know you hit home when they go after your character and start talking about you instead of the issue.
In social media I find the best way to handle is to simply report the abusive comment instead of reacting or responding to them.
Never sink down to their level.
Great buzz and I dig your style.14/12/2016 #11 Harvey LloydThe growing part of any challenge is faith. With each leg of the journey we meet new and different challenges. Here on BeBee i have found many facing these challenges from different perspectives. Many have commented here. I enjoy the frontal assault rather than the side volley. I look forward to reading and catching your bubble bursting challenges.
Merry Christmas and may the new year bring you the joy promised.14/12/2016 #6 Phil FriedmanNic, I'm with you. Being challenged is good for the soul. Consider, if you will, that being averse to having your ideas and opinions questioned may signal not having the courage of one's convictions. In which case, being open to challenge and disagreement become even more important. The mind and the soul (character) are like muscles, they need to face resistance in order to grow. I join you in hoping for more, not less challenging exchange on beBee in 2017. Cheers!
- 13/12/2016You Trumpsters are not "real" America. You America of 100 years ago. We DO NOT want to go back...and we are the majority!‘Real America’ is its own bubblewww.washingtonpost.com It’s condescending — and absurd — to suggest that a vote for Trump is a sign of...
- Producer12/12/2016The Vinyl Cafe….Gone But Not Forgotten On A Saturday Morning On The Queen E.We made it to our house in St Catharines with a carload of plants in just over an hour. Stoked on caffeine from Tim Hortons, and with clear sailing on the usually abysmally slow Gardiner/QEW combo, it’s amazing how being able to keep up a good speed...
Comments12/12/2016 #5 Renée 🐝 CormierNice buzz, Jim. I liked Vinyl Cafe, too. It really showcased the unique quality of Canadian talent, and I use the term "quality" in every sense of the word. We are so overrun by American pop culture, we need reminding of who we really are. Stuart McLean and CBC did it very well. Wishing you all the best in your new home.12/12/2016 #4 Jerry FletcherNicely told Jim. Sometime in the spring I'll be selling this monster of a house I now inhabit alone and moving Lord knows where to a smaller residence so your observations touched me. My daughter, on one of her flyover visits, was here last week. She tells me I need a pair of cats to simplify the transition. And though she is one of those of the younger generation that always seems to be on the run she has an innate knowledge of how to put the phone down and sense the power of a pause.12/12/2016 #2 Phil FriedmanJim, Canada has always been a hotbed of quality writing and literature, as far as I am concerned. Canadians value open exchange and dissent. In their op eds, in their literature, in their humour, and in their government. Vice le Canada! And best wishes for a healthy, long, and happy life in you new St Catherine's. House. Say hello to the spirit of George Hinterholler, a truly great boat builder -- if you happen to see it walking the docks at the city marina. Cheers!
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