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  1. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Rick Delmonico
    BEYOND DARWIN - The Hidden Rhythm of Evolution - World Mysteries Blog
    blog.world-mysteries.com byย JOSร‰ DรEZ FAIXAT TRANSLATION: RAQUEL TORRENT GUERRERO EDITING: PAUL BARNES TOย  SRI AUROBINDO PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN ERVIN LASZLO KEN WILBER ABSTRACT This article surprisingly reveals the existence of a very precise spiral rhythm in the...
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  2. Mohammed A. Jawad
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mohammed-a-jawad/winning-ways-wretchedness-and-woeful-world
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    Winning Ways, Wretchedness and Woeful World
    www.bebee.com Now-a-days, every person who is wishful for happiness thinks of finer elements in life such as wealth, luxuries, means, prosperity and...
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  3. ProducerDebasish Majumder
    LEADERSHIP IMBROGLIO!
    LEADERSHIP IMBROGLIO!What is habit? I am in quandary What we exhibit In our tendency Is it our pattern of expression? From the external world what we receive in our cerebral As a reflection, is it eternal? Are we a mere reflector? Where...
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  4. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    26/07/2017
    My friend @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr wrote a very inspiring piece on complacency that was purportedly inspired by something I wrote in a beezer-mail to @ Phil Friedman. In the spirit of returning the feeling, I was inspired to write this.
    (Beezer mail is how Beezers communicate, and we do it quite often)
    Jim Murray
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    Phil Friedman
    26/07/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Sandra, you have an irretrievably warped Millennial attitude. WhatsApp, indeed. And BTW, you don't need Outlook to have a group email chain, you just need to set up a "group" in your address book. Oh wait, is there a "WhatsaBook?" app?

    Just kidding. You know I love you. :-)
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #6 Sandra Smith
    #3 ohhh outlook group emails. You know you can use whatsapp for that ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    26/07/2017 #5 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Jim Murray @Phil Friedman Right the f&(k on my friends!
    Phil Friedman
    26/07/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Jim, I think most people believe what they want to believe -- which means they lie to themselves. And these days, it extends well beyond the BS of politics. For example, I just read a piece about Influencer Marketing which talks about the advantages of "establishing brand credibility" by hiring social media Influencers.

    To my mind, that is pure double-speak. Bought credibility? What the author should have called it was "the APPEARANCE of credibility by hiring Influencers to lie about how much they like your product and respect and trust your brand." Yet the author of the article failed to distinguish between appearance and reality. And that is the foundation of the widespread lying and self-deception that goes on in our society today. IMO. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    26/07/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #1 Well, Sandra, in this day and age of social media PM, Snapchat, and Instagram, Beezers are "mature" enough to remember how to use email (which superseded Snail Mail). It's called "group emailing". Now, I'm going to stroll down to the corner store -- if I can just remember where I left my walker. :-)
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    26/07/2017 #2 Susan Singer, SCPM
    I'd argue that the power (and the quest for it) - not complexity - contributed to the state you describe.
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #1 Sandra Smith
    how did you convince bebee to write a mail program just for beezers?
  5. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Habits Are Spontaneous Reactions
    Habits Are Spontaneous ReactionsThe issue of alignment is worthy of more attention. I mean the alignment of employees with their peers and their alignment with the firmโ€™s goals. We see this issue in the formation of self-organized shadow organizations within organizations....
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    26/07/2017 #27 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think leaders can't be define by a specific standard or benchmark like what we read about generals, military statesman, political leaders etc. Leaders are created by the circumstances which occur in front of them. How well they could strategize and execute their plans accordingly in order to fare well of the authority they are been presented by all agreed ones. Leaders are been created by the ones who have a shared goal and who all agree to make one among them the highest authority. My comment on the recent buzz of Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee was basically on this aspect where in reality this small firm is doing well. Again an excellent buzz to reflect upon.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit has responded to this buzz in a great buzz that offers new insights. I urge readers of this buzz to read Manjit's buzz to expand on different perspectives. Here is the link to Manjit's buzz
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/structure-space
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #25 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #24 You are right and this is the issue @John Rylance
    John Rylance
    26/07/2017 #24 John Rylance
    An informative post Ali. I'm not sure spontaneity is created, rather does an employer encourage it.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #23 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 Great my friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and I went through your wonderful buzz. I am honored and I see your buzz of great value. I have yet to watch the video embeds in your buzz before responding there noon time.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/07/2017 #22 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee instead of taking this thread off into a totally new tangent, I have written a Paradox Wisdom to parallel the thinking you have put forth in this buzz. That does not mean I challenge this, only that what i have written in "Structure and Space" is a totally different frame or reference point. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/structure-space
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #21 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #14
    #14 This is a challenging question and I hope to address it soon. Your comment deserves a buzz on its own @Alan Culler
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #19 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 Absolutely for very focused alignment means having one state and this means entropy is reduced and the possibility of spontaneity goes down. I always say we need spontaneous leaders to allow for the flow of many ideas that create many possibilities. You are spot on @Alan Culler
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #18 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 Great comment @Sara Jacobovici. I love this idea ""available states". You know you have a great point here. Spontaneity occurs when we have negative free energy. This is Gibbs Free Energy. The other name for it is "Available energy". So, available states is in synchronicity with available energy. The available states increase entropy and the chances for spontaneity increases. You have put your fingers on a great idea. Write a buzz on this, please. You have a wonderful mind.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 We are on the same wavelength reinforcing each other's understanding. I love the idea of creating different mental states my friend @Alan Culler
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #16 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 The feelings are reciprocal @Alan Culler
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/07/2017 #15 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 "So as humans we should recognize that the energy of the moment we find ourselves will begin decaying as soon as we see or understand"- I shall discuss this great idea in a dedicated buzz @Harvey Lloyd
    Alan Culler
    25/07/2017 #14 Alan Culler
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Harvey Lloyd, @Tausif Mundrawala
    The only way to overcome entropy is reinvention, How can Leaders encourage the recognition of decline and the development of a new sigmoid curve to effectively pivot toward renewed growth?
    Alan Culler
    25/07/2017 #13 Alan Culler
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Harvey Lloyd
    While alignment is crucial for getting things done in organizations, extreme alignment can be the enemy of spontenaety and autonomy, both of which are required for innovation.
    So how do leaders eschew the either/or world of extreme alignment?- " you're either with me or against me." How do leaders enter the both/and world that balances alignment and spontenaety - capitalizing upon the tendency of human systems to self-organize to the long term benefit of the organizations?
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/07/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    Great perspective @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The line which has left me thinking is: "Spontaneous reactions occur when a system loses energy to the surrounding and if the available states for the reactants increase." The part that is an eye opener for me is, "if the available states". My gut says, herein lies spontaneity; in the "if". Not knowing then is a precursor. Broken down even more, we find, "available states". This contributes to the unknown which leads to the spontaneity until the available states become known. What is interesting to explore is what makes a state available; what factors in the surround form that state? I think I will pause here Dr. Ali and wait for your feedback.
    Alan Culler
    25/07/2017 #11 Alan Culler
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    So many excellent ideas on this buzz and the comments that follow:
    Alignment: Much of my work in the last 37 years had been called leadership alignment- getting a leadership team "on the same page" in implementing change. The secret to it is bringing th hallway discussion into the room - getting what you call a"alternate states" and Wilfred Bion called "pairing" into general discussion and resolution.
    Alan Culler
    25/07/2017 #10 Alan Culler
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you for your dedication of this post. Perhaps our expressing our ideas is some form of symbiosis. I only know I am grateful for the mental catalyst function your writing has for me.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/07/2017 #9 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Well, @Harvey Lloyd- motivating others to work with spontaneity is a way of storing energy in others. As for energy and thriving matrix - I love this coupling and makes a lot of sense to me.
    "This moment in time decays from our original view into a evolving energy draw until such time as we can influence"- there is a huge idea in this line: energy evolving. This is a superb way to look at energy. Since we our bunch of energies and the tem evolving energy is new to me, but strikes my mind with its beauty.
    You never stop amazing your readers with your penetrating comments
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/07/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 The second law coupled with time would state that energy not used is depleted anyway. Yesterday's energy is gone. I don't believe as humans we can store the style of energy like plants.

    Time is an opportunity to act within, once the time has decayed we cant use our energy in the same way. Nature offers us an opportunity to see the matrix of time, energy and thriving.

    But nature lives from day to day, finding resources that exist within the time scale and not necessarily stirring, but fortifying their survival.

    So as humans we should recognize that the energy of the moment we find ourselves will begin decaying as soon as we see or understand. This moment in time decays from our original view into a evolving energy draw until such time as we can influence.

    Great points.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/07/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "The petrol we placed in the car yesterday to afford us creativity and movement is now depleted, we must refill the tank today". Isn't this what we and plants do. The plants fill their energy tank with sunlight and store it for use when needed. Isn't that how plant prespirate? So, I agree agree fully with you @Harvey Lloyd. You are right and leaders who deplete their energies on side issues and store non-of it or who forget to fill their energy tanks shall decay. The leaders use energy to energize "influence the right parts of the organization" or waste it on risk-aversion and including the risk of leaders doing things by habit where they find their comfort zone.
    To lead is to influence and not control. I say you influenced my mind, Harvey.
  6. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Rick Delmonico
    Honor in the American South | The Art of Manliness
    www.artofmanliness.com Because the Southโ€™s culture of honor still influences that region today, itโ€™s a good subject to become knowledgeable about if you want to understand the...
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  7. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Rick Delmonico
    What is Honor? | The Art of Manliness
    www.artofmanliness.com Honor is a reputation that one is worthy of respect and...
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    Rick Delmonico
    26/07/2017 #1 Rick Delmonico
    Respect is only necessary when it serves an agenda. The desire for respect is very much like the desire for praise.
  8. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    26/07/2017
    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 04
    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 04(Chapter 1 is here)Chapter 04 โ€“ The House of the Priestess โ€œGood morning, Jo!โ€ Hearing the voice of her friend, Jo looked up from her breakfast in the courtyard of the house. A servant appeared around a screen of potted fig trees, followed by...
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  9. ProducerStefano Zulian

    Stefano Zulian

    26/07/2017
    WHEN YOU REDISCOVER THE MOUNTAIN AND FIND YOURSELF
    WHEN YOU REDISCOVER THE MOUNTAIN AND FIND YOURSELFIn that spot immersed in silence, I had the privilege of being signal lessย on the phone for half a day. Except for the first few minutes when the thought of "if something at home happens" made me nervous, I was fine. In peace with myself and with...
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  10. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Making Madoff Blush: How You've Been Deceived by The New World Incestuous Banking Scheme!
    Making Madoff Blush: How You've Been Deceived by The New World Incestuous Banking Scheme! For the first time, The Maestro brings together two market analyst titans, Bill Holter and Lynette Zang, to the table to discuss Janet Yellen, monetary...
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  11. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Lynette Zang: Central Bankers & Insiders Want a Controlled Demolition System Reset?
    Lynette Zang: Central Bankers & Insiders Want a Controlled Demolition System Reset? Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St welcomes first time guest, former Wall St stock broker and Chief Market Strategist at ITM Trading...
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  12. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Rick Delmonico
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  13. ProducerRick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    26/07/2017
    Natural Law
    Natural LawLaw Rick Delmonico Law Rick Delmonico All natural laws retain the balance contained within the scope of that law, no man made law can do this. It is better to understand the natural laws that govern...
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    Rick Delmonico
    26/07/2017 #3 Rick Delmonico
    #1 Emergent behaviors are also part of natural law.
    Rick Delmonico
    26/07/2017 #2 Rick Delmonico
    #1 Natural law exist apart from any observation and the best we can do is to observe it and understand it as much as possible so that we are not fighting against it. Whenever we oppose natural law we will lose.
    Francisco Lopez
    26/07/2017 #1 Francisco Lopez
    Nice but, are not humans the ones defining Natural law? Used to be the church. Apart from the gravitational constant of the universe, most things do change across the universe as a function of the forces acting over things.
  14. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    25/07/2017
    Why You Should Always Work the Way You Want To
    Why You Should Always Work the Way You Want To Itโ€™s been nine-years since I stopped being what my ex-husband jokingly refers to as an โ€˜office donkeyโ€™.ย  I get what he means though. At my job, I duly sat at a desk all day, made calls, pulled reports, went to meetings (oh for the love, the...
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    Aleta Curry
    26/07/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Trying to imagine you going to town on red wine - too funny. Glad to hear you're happy now.
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #5 Sandra Smith
    #3 Thanks, David, much appreciated :-) #4 Thanks, Lisa, for your support, as ever :) Didn't kin IT/Comms, it must be stressful but rewarding, for sure...Agree, I think once you have "self-employed" on your CV, even if you want to go back into a job, they think you're going to be bored or difficult somehow. Hopefully, I can plug away and be okay independently for a bit longer...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/07/2017 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great to learn more about you @Sandra Smith. You sound much happier even though it's a very different experience running your own business. I can relate from the other end... my husband does IT/Networking/Telecommunications and more, so needless to say his hours vary, they are unpredictable and as you noted clients can be very demanding with high expectations. So, it doesn't come without it's own set of stressors. Like you, he wouldn't turn back time and work for someone else again. I think once you become the captain of your own ship, it's hard to work for a Company again. It has to be hard with a toddler! Kudos to you.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Sandra. You deserve accolades for having the fortitude to venture out on your own and take that proverbial leap of faith. I wish you all the best and much continued success.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/07/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    We, humans beings, in the race of living meaningful lives aspire, toil, fail, succeed and vainly become greedy and workaholics. In the dusk of human life, we lately remember how far we have been wrinkled, lost and earned wages out of our sheer fallacies.
  15. ProducerSheena Brunzlik

    Sheena Brunzlik

    25/07/2017
    Hidden things
    Hidden thingsComing out of a very relaxed weekend where we had nothing on, I was so grateful for the opportunity of empty time.ย  Oh the joy!ย  Perhaps I am giving my age away but life, for me, no longer just orbits the sun, itโ€™s on a speedway.ย  Itโ€™s half-way...
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    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    26/07/2017 #1 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Sheena Brunzlik, I love this post! "The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupรฉry, "Wartime Writings 1939-1944", translated from French by Norah Purcell.
  16. ProducerDon ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Complacency is the enemy - from Dylan Thomas to Howard Beale and why beBee is a powerful forum for social change
    Complacency is the enemy - from Dylan Thomas to Howard Beale and why beBee is a powerful forum for social changeThe shocking acceptance of lies.The embrace of patently false commentary.The awfulness of bare-faced collusion and rampant self interest.The get-richer-at-any-cost approach to public policy.The adoption of pure falsehood as fact.The polarization of...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/07/2017 #29 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The Howard Beale references is interesting because in the movie Network he did get used. At the same time opening the window and screaming out "where as mad as hell and where not going to take it anymore" describes well the actions of voters in America - and that in turn speaks to an utter state of powerlessness of people who know something is awry but who have not been sufficiently educated to know what.

    In the end Howard Beale helps the ratings of the news company, just as US corporate news media is raking in profits like never before. Yet there is signs that aside from the Comedy Network (which really should not be seen as a proxy for news) there are people who have a voice that transforms channel surfing clicks to decipherable opinion. The idea that we can scream out the world the very BS we see is one that is very endearing but it is no different to knocking out an a-hole with a single clean punch - as a Hollywood movie the script for the underdog come good is a well trodden one. In reality it is as effective as people who copy acts of self-immolation. What may raise consciousness when it is a novelty, makes people disinterested when they see the say same protest over and over and over again.

    I too love the character of Howard Beale but hold these caveats. I am even more fascinated by the philosophical basis of Andy Kaufman's actions - where the audience themselves become the object, and he was not playing them, he had a philosophical view that was enacted and the humour was personal awareness in a world where awareness can be only skin-deep. http://www.openculture.com/2013/01/a_look_back_at_andy_kaufman_absurd_comic_performance_artist_and_endearing_weirdo.html
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/07/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I will begin with this article about โ€œIdiotesโ€ (ฮ™ฮ”ฮ™ฮฉฮคฮ•ฮฃ) - http://www.historydisclosure.com/what-does-idiot-mean/ View more
    I will begin with this article about โ€œIdiotesโ€ (ฮ™ฮ”ฮ™ฮฉฮคฮ•ฮฃ) - http://www.historydisclosure.com/what-does-idiot-mean/
    Now such a compelling article is bound to be shared, but it only represents one particular viewpoint

    Now I look at this one that explores a more nuanced view of how Ancient Greeks viewed the word "idiot"
    https://www.thoughtco.com/were-ancient-greeks-required-to-vote-118831

    The difference between the two pieces is the latter has a bibliography. The former uses a picture of three girls on a cell-phone and the relationship of that picture to the short post can draw out inferences.

    Now layer on top the crazy political and media circus that has got worse each passing decade, it is now far removed from the challenging years of political drama played out in the 60's. The counter-culture movement that effectively responded to that, is now trying to respond to this.

    Are we children of the 60's counter-culture challenging the existing world that is awash with opinion and noise or we adaptive to the political space of our time and is our politics capable of adapting to the transforming environment taking shape now?

    Anyone with thinking mind and feeling heart is going to resonate with your poem. Yet I really don't know what I am as a political being, and how that may be different to being a political animal. Your buzz helps me direct my own questions and challenges I seek to learn from. I am living that but still mindful of the awful political environment Americans have voted for. Close
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/07/2017 #26 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, the wrinkled world has turned wild, wobbling and people are either pawns or players. Some are sheer onlookers and some, like comedians, enjoy traversing tragedies. What a woeful world!
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #25 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #23 @Kevin Pashuk It is comforting that I can always rely upon my Beezer buddies.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #24 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #21 @Jim Murray Well thanks for sharing as you were the catalyst for this post.
    Kevin Pashuk
    25/07/2017 #23 Kevin Pashuk
    I very well couldn't be complacent and NOT share this Don...
    Kevin Pashuk
    25/07/2017 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    Is there a 'fervent applause' emoji? If so, I would put that here in the comment section.
    Jim Murray
    25/07/2017 #21 Jim Murray
    Thanks my friend. That was brilliant. I will spread this around like honey on burnt toast. We should all rage. Because without it, there is only the darkness that greedy old me spread over the world to hide their wrinkles and their sins.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #20 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #14 @Harvey Lloyd Appreciate your well-considered and written comment sir. Thank you.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #19 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #13 @Shelley Brown Thanks and BTW: glad to see you activated again here!
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #18 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #12 @Joel Anderson I'll see you Dylan and raise you one Buffalo Springfield.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #17 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #8 @Paul Walters He's kind of a hero of mine.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #16 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #6 @Sara Jacobovici "Just a note to the more "quiet" types. Your choices of how you live your lives, engage and make choices, can be just as strong a voice as any other." Hear, hear!
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    25/07/2017 #15 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #5 @David B. Grinberg No argument here. It is though unfortunate that certain leaders choose to descend into the pits of abusive rhetoric in their attempts to appear 'great'. Witness a certain President's recent address to the Boy Scouts of America!
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/07/2017 #14 Harvey Lloyd
    The very nature of the post resolves to the fundamental question of self determination within a society or a rules/regulation based society where self determination is focused in a direction through elected officials.

    Self direction involves evolution of ideas that peculate within the social community. When our constitution is made to evolve with money, social pressure and politics we all lose in the end.

    Lies, BS and other attributes of a evolving society should correct through action within the community. This does invite some wild west thinking and these action also need to be addressed. The conundrum resides in how much authority do we give the rule makers? The more authority the less direct/indirect self determination we have. Where is that balance?

    I am in agreement it is time for the majority to speak to our direction within the world and our subsequent survival.
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #13 Shelley Brown
    In the end, each individual has the right and the responsibility to play a role in the direction of society. - Well said @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Joel Anderson
    25/07/2017 #12 Joel Anderson
    Bob Dylan Lyrics

    "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

    Come gather 'round people
    Wherever you roam
    And admit that the waters
    Around you have grown
    And accept it that soon
    You'll be drenched to the bone
    If your time to you
    Is worth savin'
    Then you better start swimmin'
    Or you'll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    Come writers and critics
    Who prophesize with your pen
    And keep your eyes wide
    The chance won't come again
    And don't speak too soon
    For the wheel's still in spin
    And there's no tellin' who
    That it's namin'
    For the loser now
    Will be later to win
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don't stand in the doorway
    Don't block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There's a battle outside
    And it is ragin'
    It'll soon shake your windows
    And rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don't criticize
    What you can't understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is
    Rapidly agin'
    Please get out of the new one
    If you can't lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin'.

    The line it is drawn
    The curse it is cast
    The slow one now
    Will later be fast
    As the present now
    Will later be past
    The order is
    Rapidly fadin'
    And the first one now
    Will later be last
    For the times they are a-changin'.
    Paul Walters
    25/07/2017 #8 Paul Walters
    @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr What can one say? Go Howard!!
  17. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    25/07/2017
    Kiss Me, Iโ€™m (4%) Irish
    Kiss Me, Iโ€™m (4%) IrishMy wife and I recently sat down and began to discuss our extended family. Now they are generally nice people, and we all get along swimmingly, but if you knew them the way we do, you would agree that they are, how should I put thisโ€ฆ nuts. And...
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    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/07/2017 #29 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #24 Actually, McMaster University is doing a study on addiction and mental health and are looking for volunteers from all walks of life in the Greater Hamilton area. It's called PATH Registry. The $250 DNA test was free, plus I got $30 in gift cards for groceries and free parking. It was like winning the lottery. :) Here's the link: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/pbcar/path.html

    As far as the weight thing goes, I have to say, my weight is primarily a choice. I have never given myself permission to be grossly overweight. A lot of people really don't care how they look. I could easily be 40 lbs heavier, if I allowed it, but perhaps I'd never weigh 300 lbs. I am not sure how much stock I would actually place in those tests. My test results also revealed that my ring finger is likely longer than my index finger (it isn't) and that I don't have any dimples, but I actually do, and they aren't just in my ass! In fact, they were the most commented on trait of mine when I was a child.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #28 Kevin Pashuk
    #21 Thanks Lada. I've always appreciated my Slavic roots... especially the food.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #27 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 All that it means Ken, is that now my 41% includes the ancient Scots, so now I drink both Whisky and Whiskey.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #26 Kevin Pashuk
    #19 While I'm not sure Ireland would grant me citizenship with only 4%, it certainly highlight the fact that our long ago ancestors got around.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    #16 Thanks David for bringing up the issue of privacy. Ancestry.ca provides a long explanation of what the do (and can't/won't do) with your DNA. Always pays to be wise a read the fine print.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    #15 Sounds like you went for the deluxe package Renรฉe. I'll bet there are a lot of people jealous at your propensity to remain thin, whilst they down their Timbits.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #23 Kevin Pashuk
    #14 Thanks Joanne.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    #13 Imagine my flood of relief to not have to worry about you kissing me Phil.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    26/07/2017 #21 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Kevin, this is really a nice post with the great message that we all are a mishmash of different ethnicities and other people's DNA. I'm glad that you and I have a common Slavic origin. :-)
    Ken Boddie
    26/07/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    41% Neanderthal Pom, eh Kev? I'd be keeping a lid on that one ..... to be sure, to be sure. Pity the paddies can't spell whisky. ๐Ÿฅƒ
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/07/2017 #19 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Quite an interesting buzz @Kevin Pashuk Being Irish has some perks I guess :)
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #17 Sandra Smith
    #10 Haha, love St Paddy's Day (even though, nothing happens in the UK, not like 9am drinking in the US. Very dull).
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Very interesting, Kevin. I hear that a lot of people are also doing this via Ancestry. I suppose the only downside -- similar to personal data -- is allowing companies to keep your DNA samples which could be used in the future for other uses -- with some possible nefarious purposes like hypothetically selling to drug companies and health insurers, as one's genetic information can predict predisposition to certain illnesses and medical conditions. Just saying.
    Now, let's raise a pint to the luck of the Irish!
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    26/07/2017 #15 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    This is a very timely post. I just got my results back from 23 and Me. They look at your DNA in terms of your ancestry, health and physical traits. I always thought of myself as French, but apparently, my DNA is only 4% French and German. 64% of my DNA is actually British and Irish. What is even more interesting is that while my Neanderthal ancestry is less than 4% I am actually in the 83rd percentile among 23 and Me customers. Damn! That may explain a few things...
    On the upside, it doesn't look like I will succumb to late onset Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. I am also genetically predisposed to remain slim and have the muscle composition of an elite power athlete. Too bad I can't hit, catch or throw a ball. :)
    Joanne Gardocki
    26/07/2017 #14 Joanne Gardocki
    Great buzz, @Kevin Pashuk. Fun read. You are right, most of us are from somewhere else.
    Phil Friedman
    26/07/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    I am definitely not going to kiss you, Kevin O'Pashuk, you little leprechaun, you!
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 You are most welcome Joyce.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Next to Canadians, Irish genes seem to get around.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/07/2017 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 Sandra, 4% is all I need to be Irish for 1 day in March each year.
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #9 Sandra Smith
    4%... so like your big toe?
  18. ProducerAnne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Showing you Mine.....My Writing That is.....
    Showing you Mine.....My Writing That is.....I accept the challenge issued by Phil Friedman. Then, I will issue the same challenge to you. Show me yours.....I own Executive Oasis International, a Toronto based consulting firm specializing in the design and facilitation of team building and...
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    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    26/07/2017 #14 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Shocker, the LInkedIn status update about this post has had 1,436 likes 1 comment and 4 likes. One of the people who liked it must have a huge network.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on your accomplishments, Anne, which are impressive and admirable. I wish you all the best and much continued success. Ditto that for my friend, @Phil Friedman.
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    26/07/2017 #12 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    I posted about this challenge on LinkedIn. Let's see how many writers will participate:

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6295709157307801600
    Milos Djukic
    26/07/2017 #11 Anonymous
    @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA, This is an impressive list that tells a lot about unquestionable writing skills. I wish you continued success, dream assignments including Inc. Magazine and Forbes in the near future, a lot of good and paid articles, and congratulate you on all that you have already achieved. I write out of my profession only when I have inspiration. Which means rarely :) And my connections in social media are a constant source of inspiration, both professionally and socially. I learned a lot. Therefore, I won't show you mine, but please fell free to show me yours achievements in writing. I'm a careful reader.
    Sandra Smith
    25/07/2017 #10 Sandra Smith
    #6 see below
    Sandra Smith
    25/07/2017 #9 Sandra Smith
    dot co
    Phil Friedman
    25/07/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #2 Thank you for the tag. Nice work. Looking forward to seeing others join the exchange. Cheers!
  19. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    25/07/2017
    I have gone from disbelief to anger to rage to frustration to the philosophical on the issue of America these days. I am personally glad to be past it and having any writing I do about it be more philosophical than leftist political. Jim Murray
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  20. ProducerDebasish Majumder
    ENIGMA OF SOUND!
    ENIGMA OF SOUND!A baby in fetus Experience the external worldโ€™s impulse Amniotic fluid, an enigma in liquid Plays the role of our fancy in fluid By virtue of umbilical chord What a misty nature makes with grand accord! Mother is the...
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    Numo Quest
    26/07/2017 #17 Numo Quest
    Most profound, thanks a million .. :O)
    Hervรฉ Sabattier
    26/07/2017 #16 Hervรฉ Sabattier
    I heard some music made of sounds and silences. Thank you.
    Savvy Raj
    25/07/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Enjoyed reading this sound piece of
    poetry @Debasish Majumder Thank you.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/07/2017 #14 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Thanks
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/07/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Wonderful piece @Debasish Majumder. I have often start my discussions with the amniotic fluid as being a greater sound carrier than water and use Mozart's quote about the music being in the silence. You wrote a powerfully beautiful poem. Thank you. "Sound, a mystic form of energy/Silence only engulf us with fear and unknown destiny..."
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/07/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    love that you ask our attention for sound, and that brings us awareness that we can hear, thank you for that @Debasish Majumder
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/07/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Beautiful @Debasish Majumder. You wrote, "Sound, a mystic form of energy," I agree. That reminds me of a video I saw of a newborn. After the baby is born they put him/her in a bucket like tub. As soon as the baby is pulled out above the chest the baby cries, but as soon as the baby is placed back in with the water up to the baby's neck, he/she stops crying immediately and falls asleep.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/07/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    You are beginning to perfect your craft very well my friend !
    Joanne Gardocki
    25/07/2017 #9 Joanne Gardocki
    Wonderful, @Debasish Majumder,. I'm sure music contains the seeds of creation. Your poem arrives along with the wails of my friend's first grandchild. Thank you.
    Kevin Baker
    25/07/2017 #8 Kevin Baker
    hearing others is a comfort
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Sound, a mystic form of energy", and "Keeps us in tune, a melody never ends!". Well said, @Debasish Majumder. Sound is a gift from the universe for communication.
  21. Ximena Vargas

    Ximena Vargas

    25/07/2017
    True to all this!!
    Ximena Vargas
    You know youโ€™ve nailed a language when you get zero compliments
    goo.gl For many language learners compliments, from native speakers especially, are what keep them going. We all love a compliment but maybe getting none isn't so bad after...
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  22. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    25/07/2017
    When Ideas Bark In the Night.
    When Ideas Bark In the Night.โ€œOpen the door and let โ€™em inโ€ Paul McCartneyHe awoke from a dream in a room at the Gulf Motel in Clearwater, Florida, a riff going through his head. It was just eight notes, nothing special. Years later, heโ€™d call it โ€œbasic as the hills,โ€ but he...
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    Robert Cormack
    25/07/2017 #2 Robert Cormack
    I think finding a toilet in a mansion is a song in the making, @Kevin Pashuk. Good barking there.#1
    Kevin Pashuk
    25/07/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    To sleep, perchance to dream... You mean dreams are about more than trying to find your lost luggage in an airport, or trying to find a toilet in a mansion full of every conceivable type of room (except a washroom)? Or is that just me? Not sure there's a hit song or NYT bestseller in that mix of nocturnal visions.

    Great piece Robert.
  23. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    25/07/2017
    Wait (From My " Weird Girl" series 7/25/17)
    Wait (From My " Weird Girl" series 7/25/17)People always so to me, โ€œOh Shelley, you are so Zen!โ€ and โ€œShelley you are always centered and so calm!โ€ or โ€œShelley, your peaceful presence is so soothing!โ€ Yep, thatโ€™s me, the calm in the storm. Holy Hyperbole, this could not be further from...
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    Shelley Brown
    26/07/2017 #21 Shelley Brown
    #14 @Ian Weinberg thanks cuz! Big pink heart wrapped in gold ribbon to you!
    Shelley Brown
    26/07/2017 #20 Shelley Brown
    #15 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, it is freedom when we learn it's okay to say no. I just sometimes have to wait. Big yellow smiley face with hearts for eyes to you!
    Shelley Brown
    26/07/2017 #19 Shelley Brown
    @Numo Quest thanks and a big yellow smiley face with one eye winking
    Shelley Brown
    26/07/2017 #18 Shelley Brown
    @Harvey Lloyd You don't read to slow. My mission is to bring you into my madness! This is one of the styles of writing I enjoy when my "High Octane " DNA part of my brain is turned on. It's fun to have write stream of conscious style. Hopefully some of my other stuff is a bit slower. Thanks for comment :)
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/07/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    Humans are an amazing species. Your writing always makes me feel i read to slow. I cant read at the pace your brain operates. I am thinking that maybe one of those unused DNA parts is a brain high octane fuel, and yours is turned on.

    I am trying to keep up with the brain waves ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Great read but have to move back into the right lane where the slow folks are.
    Numo Quest
    26/07/2017 #16 Numo Quest
    Big Smile :O)))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/07/2017 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I think I love all your imperfections @Shelley Brown. I'd add an emoji but I don't have any when I use my chromebook. Isn't a nice feeling (feeling of freedom) when we learn it's okay to say no?
    Ian Weinberg
    26/07/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for inspiring with a delicious slice of wholesome and authentic life, cuz @Shelley Brown
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #13 Shelley Brown
    #12 @Jim Murray thank you JJ My Fave!
    Jim Murray
    25/07/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks you Ms @Shelley Brown. Saw it and read it on FB.
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #11 Shelley Brown
    @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen does your mind wonder like this :)
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #10 Shelley Brown
    @Jim Murray - making sure you stay current on my Weird Girl series :)
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #9 Shelley Brown
    #8 @Pascal Derrien I totally get it! I came from a family who said I could not say "No" :)
    Pascal Derrien
    25/07/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    Saying NO is pretty kool I did that one too someone body told me I did not know you could say no...... :-)
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    25/07/2017 #7 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    #5 imperfection; technical glitch from where I got it. Life isn't perfect. Kami-no-michi.
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #6 Shelley Brown
    @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt Shinto not Chinto smiling emoji with one eye winking!
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #5 Shelley Brown
    #3 @Thanks for the Chinto @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt what is the little square on the right?
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    25/07/2017 #3 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    โ›ฉ๏ธ
    Shelley Brown
    25/07/2017 #2 Shelley Brown
    #1 @Alan Oviatt good morning and thank you! These are fun little reads I usually post on Facebook. Glad to meet you here!
  24. ProducerPhil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Resonance vs. Dissonance
    Resonance vs. DissonanceResonance vs. Dissonance We must create alignment between our goals and habits or we will find our sabotaging our success. Knowing what to do is not the same thing as doing it. We need to learn how to master our emotions instead of allowing our...
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    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Phil, you make excellent points.
    Debasish Majumder
    25/07/2017 #1 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight@Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
  25. ProducerAlan Oviatt

    Alan Oviatt

    25/07/2017
    Take quick look of Alan Oviatt 5 successful management Tips
    Take quick look of Alan Oviatt 5 successful management TipsManagement is not everyone cups of tea and one has to keep many things in mind before coming to a simple decision. Along with this they also have to consider things that could help them to ensure better fortune of the company and for this, they...
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