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  1. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    21/06/2016
    A little information with a pinch of awareness
    A little information with a pinch of awarenessNote: By no means I am trying to offend someone or put the blame in a country, group, society or person. This article was written with information I gathered from some of my research for my thesis on the Master in Political Communication. If there's...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #35 idk. It's not highlighting my comment in your comment, and I can't remember my original comment, so can you comment on my "specific comment" so I can comment back? Thanks!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #34 Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about, @Cat Gal U.! You completed the circle! Off and Buzzzin' to donate now! Muaaah!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    12/07/2016 #35 Anonymous
    Margaret, I don't get what rats u are talking about?
    Cat Gal U.
    11/07/2016 #34 Cat Gal U.
    #25 #32 There are various NGOs but sometimes I don't know if I can trust not them but the gob blocking them. I leave here a link to one that is based in UK but Venezuelans run it and I think it could be a good one; it is for children in need: http://www.chamos.org.uk/ View more
    #25 #32 There are various NGOs but sometimes I don't know if I can trust not them but the gob blocking them. I leave here a link to one that is based in UK but Venezuelans run it and I think it could be a good one; it is for children in need: http://www.chamos.org.uk/ If I encounter in my research another one I'll put it here in the comments. Close
    Cat Gal U.
    11/07/2016 #33 Cat Gal U.
    #22 Dear Mags, yes it is outrageous how people in Venezuela are being treated inhumanely not only for clothes or dental higiene but they are being deprived of food and water. I feel so mad about this!! #24 @William VanDorin View more
    #22 Dear Mags, yes it is outrageous how people in Venezuela are being treated inhumanely not only for clothes or dental higiene but they are being deprived of food and water. I feel so mad about this!! #24 @William VanDorin I totally agree with you, transparency is one of the solutions and steps needed to change this madness but it is all an ongoing circle that only the "leaders" can stop. It is also super concerning how the wealth (not only economic) and the resources are so unjustly shared between the members of the society. Thank you for your comment. Close
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #31 So what is the plan, @Cat Gal U.? What organization is working to help the masses? Because one person at a time, today and now, each one of us can make a difference in one life. And isn't that what we would want for ourselves? I want a Solution. Or tell me that there is nothing out there to help some of the people, and I can take it from there. This is staying on my desk. 👍🏽
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #26 Nice historical point, @Nick Mlatchkov; don't know how you'd know such historical fact....must have been personal to you at the time. But now we are free, and the rats that raced from one country to the next...where will they be when they are 45 years old? We need to keep helping one another. I wish for a magic formula.!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 Solutions. Yes! Every single problem has a solution. @Cat Gal U.....is there a nonprofit out there? Can we mail them some clothes that we wear? For what shall we Do as we don't live in a shoe! We have hands to help...just tell us how to stop yelling.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #24 @William VanDorin, yes, the leaders look into their pockets more than into the eyes of their own people...and just like a stranded Felix the Cat on an island, he begins to look at his friend as his food, when his money/sustenance runs out. But pity the person that simply throws hands up in the air, for nothing is ever lost completely to despair. Not when helping hands are willing to go and do all the things without fear of the foe.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 @Paul Walters ~ was under the weather lol ~ good to be missed! So..yeah...I'm back. Just like Arnold....
    Nick Mlatchkov
    10/07/2016 #26 Anonymous
    A necessary clarification:
    Chavez introduced the low prices of gas in Venezuela long b4 the international rates dropped drastically as a result of the development of shale gas extraction in the US.
    William VanDorin
    09/07/2016 #24 William VanDorin
    The desire to affect a positive change by compassionate people is all to often corrupted by the power of the positions they are elected, or appointed to. It is unfortunate for us all that the established leadership does not support solutions equitable to the population, and is often driven by a completely different agenda. Though some countries are conspicuous in their excesses and abuse of power, this is a human ailment of self imposed ignorance Too many people stand in peril and countries on the edge of collapse through the manipulation of economies and resources. The diversion of resources and attitude away from warfare to humanitarian relief efforts would prove less costly and far more productive in fostering human and national relations. There is an understandable animosity towards countries of affluent decadence by impoverished populations fostered by our leadership. The walls of division are obvious, it's architects are not. There is no obvious solution and violence simply compounds the problem. There obviously is a dire need for transparency in our leadership, and severe penalties for political corruption imposed. Unfortunately for the population, our leadership is already profoundly corrupt, and the tragic irony is only they could implement such policies.
    Paul Walters
    09/07/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Hi ho wondered where you were ?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/07/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Cat Gal U., without reading others' comments first, I can tell you the one thing that screams from this page more than anything else: the picture of the woman screaming from the page. She represents all that is lost: clothing, hairstyle, lipstick, the dentist, a toothbrush, and eventually, human dignity. In this new world of such inhumanity, only darkness can thrive together with the other shadows. What she needs is not further condemnation for a plight that is not of her own doing, nor platitudes for poets to dream of describing. She needs damn help. And she needs it from everyone around the world. Period. The message is so clear that I can't comprehend any other words without simple, basic compassion. If it was a dog or a dolphin instead of a human, perhaps she would be heard more humanely. Is every individual everyone "else's" problem? God forbid, NO! She is our problem. She is MY problem. Tell me what to do to help. Give me a Solution. Because I don't mind listening to the Problems in life. But I'm all about Solutions. And in 3 sec flat, I went from a complete stop to 100 mph. And I'm here. Tell me how to Help! And if there isn't a "Way," let's MAKE ONE! Today! It Can Be Done. Nothing is Impossible.
    Maja Vujovic
    07/07/2016 #21 Maja Vujovic
    #20 Thank you, Cat dear, for joining it so competently!
    Cat Gal U.
    07/07/2016 #20 Cat Gal U.
    #19 @Maja Vujovic thank you so much for the great initiative!
    Maja Vujovic
    05/07/2016 #19 Maja Vujovic
    Corruption and complaisance are two sides of the same coin and @Cat Gal U. raises her voice against both, with this June author's pick we couldn't let you miss.
    Leckey Harrison
    21/06/2016 #17 Leckey Harrison
    It appears that some time revolution is the only answer. Our own Declaration is evidence of that, and we are at a tipping point soon here in the US. I find comments along the line that "they brought this upon themselves" incredibly insensitive and narrow minded. No one chooses corruption. No one chooses oppression for themselves. That is the choice of oppressors, and the powerful who have no moral compass.
    Cat Gal U.
    21/06/2016 #16 Cat Gal U.
    #15 Thank you for the comment tocaya! I better have a good grade since it'll mean that the project will be useful to make Venezuela a better place or at least it'll be my small contribution to a wonderful country =)
    Catalina Serrano
    21/06/2016 #15 Catalina Serrano
    Great post tocaya! There's an extremely sad situation in Venezuela since long time ago and I don't know how the hell are they going to change all this mess. Sad, very sad without any doubt. Anyway, good research, thanks for the info, keep doing like this and your thesis will have a very good mark! :)
  2. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    18/06/2016
    A Masterclass in Entrepreneurship
    A Masterclass in EntrepreneurshipFor any of you considering a foray into the startup world, please consider that what we are witnessing here on beBee is a Masterclass in Entrepreneurship. So put down your Peter Thiel book, stop watching Gary Vaynerchuk video blogs. As...
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    Dean Owen
    25/08/2016 #49 Dean Owen
    This one doing the rounds again I see. Apologies. And thanks all for the comments. Thanks also @Dean Carlton, @Mamen Delgado, @Deb Helfrich for the shares on LinkedIn/Twitter.
    Deb Helfrich
    24/08/2016 #48 Deb Helfrich
    A very astute article on the whole landscape of what beBee is all about, @Dean Owen. Shared to LI and Twitter.
    Loribeth Pierson
    24/08/2016 #47 Loribeth Pierson
    Nicely done @Dean Owen
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/08/2016 #46 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    And we all either get a ringside view or are in the ring @Dean Owen! ;)
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/08/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    It´s true, great advice. And I can´t believe they´re still so hands on.
    Dean Carlton
    24/08/2016 #44 Dean Carlton
    Great insight from @Dean Owen - as usual!
    Dean Owen
    11/08/2016 #43 Dean Owen
    #42 Thanks @Lisa Gallagher! You need sleep!
    Lisa Gallagher
    11/08/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher
    Worthy of a repost @Dean Owen!
    Jim Murray
    24/06/2016 #41 Jim Murray
    Bravo. Right on the $$$.
    Don Kerr
    24/06/2016 #40 Don Kerr
    Really interesting post @Dean Owen Nicely done.
    Javier beBee
    23/06/2016 #39 Javier beBee
    #35 thanks @Dean Owen. Too "big" words for us.
    Kevin Pashuk
    23/06/2016 #38 Kevin Pashuk
    Thoroughly enjoyed this one @Dean Owen
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/06/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great entrepreneurship model to use as a guide. bebee leaders are good practical examples. Thanks for sharing this @Dean Owen
    Fatima Williams
    19/06/2016 #36 Fatima Williams
    Great Post @Dean Owen Thank you :)
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #35 Dean Owen
    #30 Amazing that they have created an environment where the early adopters are so willing to be a focus group. They did this by making users feel special, and by building a product that users wanted built. Entrepreneurship genius. Thanks @Louise Smith
    Gert Scholtz
    19/06/2016 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Move over Peter Thiel - here comes Dean Owen! Great post Dean!
    Louise Smith
    19/06/2016 #33 Louise Smith
    #32 A potentially more dangerous place near Down Under.
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #32 Dean Owen
    i should move to Bali then. Is that why you moved there?
    Paul Walters
    19/06/2016 #31 Paul Walters
    Cool article Dean as always. As we would say in Bali, " you such a clever man!"
    Louise Smith
    19/06/2016 #30 Louise Smith
    Yes @Dean Owen After 6 Semesters of Uni Statistics struggling to get a sample of 30
    I actually love being able to participate as @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian says in a "focus group of 11,017,177 people." I am looking forward to being part of and reading about the successful results of the project soon !
  3. Jahanara Hoque

    Jahanara Hoque

    17/06/2016
    "Being Muslim in America is living in the shadow of 9/11 despite not remembering 9/11, of reliving its aftermath a thousand times over. It’s freedom of speech against you, freedom of religion except you. "
    Jahanara Hoque
    Being Muslim in America
    m.huffpost.com Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of racist comments the next. It's seeing how quickly smiles...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    19/06/2016 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    "Because if it’s not your head, it’s your skin. It’s what you are or what you’ve been." These are the indignities faced by our brothers and sisters of color, the LGBT community, supporters of gun control, pro-choice, and anything else that challenges those in positions of dominance... Hate is running rampant in the world because the way in which we live, our thoughts, beliefs, religious practices and the like , have all been controlled by the very people we have entrusted as our LEADERS...So I say to you ALL right now.. we.are constantly being manipulated by the forces that govern us through the use of fear and mistrust of other civilizations (or countries)...Separating us in such a way (with walls or whatever), only serves to empower the self serving desires of those who wish to remain "in control" of the masses. Never before has this been so painfully evident as it is for us here in the US with our up and coming presidential election...I absolutely will not argue politics with anyone...All I will say is PLEASE CHOOSE WISELY...Peace to you Miss Jahanara Hoque...
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/06/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you, that would be wonderful #8
    Jahanara Hoque
    19/06/2016 #8 Jahanara Hoque
    #7 I intend to write a few blog posts in the next fortnight.
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/06/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    It will only stop when the People make it stop. When we start actually telling our leaders ENOUGH #5
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/06/2016 #6 Pamela L. Williams
    @Jahanara Hoque, I want to make a request. Would you write us a post about the Muslim culture and share it in my Cultures of the World hive? I want to know more about the culture, religion, celebrations, rites of passage. Tell us what makes you proud about being Muslim. Let's start here on beBee to bridge the divide.
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/06/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 I was just telling my husband that with wars (excluding those on front lines) but we seem to use drones and bombs more so now- who is injured or killed in these wars- most of the people are innocent people. They are also the casualties of war. In a Nat geo article they give http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-iraq-war-deaths-survey-2013/a few stats along with what the war has done emotionally to those living in Iraq. Here are their numbers- "We think it is roughly around half a million people dead. And that is likely a low estimate," says Hagopian. "People need to know the cost in human lives of the decision to go to war." A London based polling agency has the numbers much higher, over 1 Million. This article is a very good read here is the link. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-iraq-war-deaths-survey-2013/
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/06/2016 #4 Pamela L. Williams
    A heart-wrenching article. The saddest part is; that it's a scenario that America replays continuously. It's against everything that we were taught in elementary school about what it means to be an American. Yet we continue to let fear determine our actions. Everyone wants to say it's just ignorance, but it isn't. It is fear with a capital F. It's what made us strip the Japanese Americans of all their possessions and incarcerate them in internment camps during WWII. It's what makes the black of our country still have to scream; black lives matter. It's what makes being a single mother is the Bible-belt have to fight for her child to be treated equal to that of one coming from a "normal' family. We talk proudly of our country's freedoms and yet we belie them time after time. When I was young I was a proud daughter of a military veteran and now I question every action in which my country becomes involved; Is it for our safety, is it for the betterment of mankind or does the so-called enemy have something that certain powers want to control or take. I'm sorry @Jahanara Hoque that Muslim Americans face this daily. Believe me I do understand what it means to be a target of discrimination, fear, and hate. I'm embarrassed for my country and any other Western culture that subject a fellow human being to such treatment. I used a term yesterday and I like it: I send you with all my heart a big Bee Buzz Hug!
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/06/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    @Jahanara Hoque, thank you so much for sharing this article and tagging me. This just saddens me that any person should have to live in fear like this. It's quite evident from the article just how much fear Muslims in America live in on a fairly constant basis. I find that to be a form of terrorism too. Maybe that's a heavy term to use but I can't think of another fitting term. This summed up the American's who treat Muslim's badly and speak badly of Muslims, "Being Muslim in America is making excuses for hate because “Maybe they just don’t know any better.” As if ignorance is excuse enough for being treated less-human." Ignorance is a dangerous mindset at times!
    Dean Owen
    17/06/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    I can't imagine how difficult it must be Jahanara. Everyone should read that article. Thanks for sharing.
  4. ProducerJohn Valledor

    John Valledor

    16/06/2016
    Invisible Wounds: Proust Phenomenon Odors Evoking Wartime Memories
    Invisible Wounds: Proust Phenomenon Odors Evoking Wartime MemoriesBy COL (Ret) John C. Valledor WARNING: This essay contains a gritty and true accounting of the horrors of war in Iraq. Reader discretion is advised. Have you ever walked into one of those shops at your favorite mall selling all sorts of...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    22/06/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    #12 I admire that you are writing about combat @John Valledor and inserting truths even though it's hard and can feel all too real. I think if more people understand the realities of combat and what soldiers factually endure it is helpful (and respectful) to not only the families but those who have never served. I have a friend who is an Army Ranger and he told me stories about the Iraqi people that gave me not just a better understanding but much love for the people. Citizens don't choose war, they are innocent victims of the war and it affects our troops as much as it does the people who were maimed or killed. Our soldiers, as you've explained so well see the tragedies on both fronts. I can't thank you enough.
    John Valledor
    22/06/2016 #12 John Valledor
    #11 I do plan on writing more. Challenge for me is telling a story about war without crossing a line of shock. The men that I am writing about were real, they had lives, families, will be missed dearly for years to come. I want to tell their stories of courage so that their families can gain greater insight into their final days and hours. Still, combat is brutal and some may not appreciate the details of the passing of their loved ones. My goal is not to glorify combat, but to highlight the absurdity and sad waste to humanity this endeavor results. Like many, I grew up loving war movies--then I experienced combat personnally. War is horrific to both soldiers and non-combatants. Sadly, the consequences of these horrific experiences extend well beyond the battlefield. Thank you for having the courage to read my gritty account of a very, very long day in combat.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/06/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #10 I hope you do share more @John Valledor, your writing is very interesting and I think it's great to continue to write what you've experienced, it can be so helpful. You are helping others to become more informed as well.
    John Valledor
    18/06/2016 #10 John Valledor
    #9 Lisa, thank for taking the time to read this rather long and sad narrative. Yes, indeed, letting my thoughts out in a story was very cathartic. I have many more to share that I'm compiling into a book. Still, don't think that because we experienced such horrors that we're in some way weak. We're not. The accounts of that brutal day and others far worse, actually made us more resilient to the Hobsian aspects of life. Not a day goes by where my children and friends often complain about how tough their life tribulations are--I remind them that as bad as their day might be it could be much, much worse. I tell them to put things in its proper context and perspective. So, I strive to focus on the positive aspects of my experience and those of other veterans like me. I actually love waking up each morning and thank God that I'm alive. You see, for me, surviving combat means that God has a higher purpose in store for me. My aim is to see it through and experience it. Again, thank you for taking the time to experience in words what brave men and women that walk amongst you experienced for real.
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/06/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    @john Valledor Thank you so much for sharing this story. Your story must have been both difficult and cathartic to write? I won't pretend to imagine what all of you experienced over in Iraq but my heart broke when I read this. I can truly understand why you call each other brothers. Very interesting data on the hippocampus and amygdala. The studies make sense RE: panic attacks, anxiety and ole factory sensory. I would like to read more about these studies because I'm sure it can pertain to others who suffer from PTSD for reasons other than war. Vey courageous of you to write about this and share it with us. I used to watch Baghdad ER and it was heart wrenching. You sound like you were and are a very upstanding commander!
    John Valledor
    17/06/2016 #8 John Valledor
    #7 Paul, the truly obvious fact is that as one that has experienced war personally and at multiple times--I hate it to the very core of by soul. Still, having grown up in New York City and worked at the World Financial Center-across the former twin towers...the carnage and destruction from those cowardly 19 hijackers deserved payback! I will never have pity for the animals behind al Qaeda and ISIS. I am proud to have served in the company of brave men that paid the ultimate price to rid the world of a horrific mindset. The evil people behind ISIS cannot be reasoned with, to them death is a virtue. So, despite my deep and painful hatred for war, someone needs to do something to combat evil besides talk about it. Thank you for having the courage to read my buzz and for your honest feedback. You have my fullest respect.
    Paul Walters
    17/06/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    A rather sobering read as I sit in the surrounds of Bali far from the madding crowd. War? I have never and I think never will understand it. Thank you
    John Valledor
    16/06/2016 #6 John Valledor
    #5c Cat, thank you for having the courage and patience to read this gritty and true accounting of war. This story reflects only one bad day in over 15 months of brutal combat in Iraq. Many have already forgotten--I cant! I had the privilege of leading 800 soldiers in combat, many paid the ultimate sacrifice. This story, and more to follow, is an accounting of their valor and sacrifice. Again, thank you for reading and commenting on my sad story.
    Cat Gal U.
    16/06/2016 #5 Cat Gal U.
    After taking the proper time to actually read again your article I have so much to say. First of all, thank you for sharing this amazing piece of work it is so valuable. I find it quite incredible and admirable that after living this events you can share them with all details included, I could not be able to understand what you went through and sharing it is so amazing. Now I can understand how coaching and lots of therapy techniques came from the ones that therapists and other professionals create for the army and veterans, if it works for someone that went through this it has to work for anyone. I admire you, welcome to beBee again and I am really excited to read more from you and hope you share more with the bees.
    John Valledor
    16/06/2016 #4 John Valledor
    Thank you for the feedback. That very bad day was one of many, sadly. Still, the human spirit is resilient and over time we're able to better process the original context of the memory and move on. Again, appreciate the feedback.
    William Davis
    16/06/2016 #3 William Davis
    I feel so much respect for you and all the men who have served America. It is an honor to be able to read what you've shared with us. I can't imagine leaving all this hell in just 24 hours. The human mind is that much powerful, we can remember something that we haven't smelled since we were kids just like that. Amazing share @John Valledor
    Javier beBee
    16/06/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
    Cat Gal U.
    16/06/2016 #1 Cat Gal U.
    Welcome to beBee @John Valledor I'm so glad we have you here!
  5. ProducerTeagan Geneviene
    3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 3
    3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 3Welcome back to this 1920s culinary mystery. If you've been here before, then you know that every last thing about this story -- the plot, the characters, all of it -- is spontaneously driven by "ingredients" that readers of Teagan's Books left in...
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    Teagan Geneviene
    29/07/2016 #15 Teagan Geneviene
    #14 I'm delighted, @Pamela L. Williams. I tried to add all sorts of interest to these stories. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/07/2016 #14 Pamela L. Williams
    I really liked the video attached! Very interesting concept and as I always believed; sometimes the old ways are the best ways!
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #13 Dean Owen
    #12 love it Teagan! Mascapone is a nice touch. I can't believe how unhealthy the recipe looks, it must taste scrummy ! Thanks!
    Teagan Geneviene
    19/06/2016 #12 Teagan Geneviene
    #10 Thank you so much, @Dean Owen! Actually... one of the marvelous chefs I've met through these stories -- Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen has posted several recipes with cream cheese frosting. Here's one, or you can search her great blog where there are several more. https://apuginthekitchen.com/2012/03/22/featured-recipe-chocolate-stout-cake-with-cream-cheesemascarpone-frosting/
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/06/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #8 Thanks @Teagan Geneviene, I will take a peek on wordpress! You're very creative.
    Dean Owen
    18/06/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    What a treat that was! And the cinnamon bun recipe looks so simple. No more of those (delicious) tubed cinnamon buns in my household from now on. Any chance for a cream cheese frosting recipe? ;)
    Teagan Geneviene
    18/06/2016 #9 Teagan Geneviene
    Javier @Javier beBee, I'm happily stunned -- thanks so much for sharing my spontaneous serial story. Previous episodes are on my producer page here. Or all the episodes can be navigated to via my WordPress blog https://teagansbooks.com/ Have a wonder-filled weekend.
    Teagan Geneviene
    18/06/2016 #8 Teagan Geneviene
    #6 Also, @Lisa Gallagher, many thanks for sharing! You're so kind. This serial was originally posted at my WordPress blog. You can click the categories buttons at the right of the page (there). Or click the serial's "homepage" link at the top of the screen (but that method skips the introductions). My home link takes you to my current project, but you can navigate from there https://teagansbooks.com/ Hugs!
    Teagan Geneviene
    18/06/2016 #7 Teagan Geneviene
    #6 Thanks so much, @Lisa Gallagher. Sometimes if it was difficult to find a usable recipe (related to the "ingredients" a reader sent) I used a video. Everything about the serials is done on the fly, but that's part of the fun. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/06/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    I'm really enjoying this series @Teagan Geneviene. I read this last evening in bed and I came back to it today wondering why I didn't comment. It dawned on me that I was unable to play the video in bed since my husband was sleeping and I wanted to play it before I made my comment. I have to tell you, this story keeps me coming back for more! I love a good mystery and you make it fun to read with Granny. Amazing video ( I wonder if there was a clue there?) but how lucky the woman is to own a blueberry farm in New Zealand. Poo part, I didn't quite get it?
    Teagan Geneviene
    16/06/2016 #5 Teagan Geneviene
    #4 Many thanks, @Cat Gal U.! I appreciate that. I think there's just a bit of a learning curve with the different platform (and my often slow Internet connection adds to it...) I'm enjoying sharing the serial stories for my "personal" side of beBee. Tomorrow I'll share another Thriving Thursday motivational post for my "professional" side. Hugs!
    Cat Gal U.
    15/06/2016 #4 Cat Gal U.
    #3 No worries @Teagan Geneviene if you need something regarding beBee's platform let me know, I see it was an accident but if you find an error we'll take care of it. It is always a pleasure to share your stories combined with recipes.
    Teagan Geneviene
    15/06/2016 #3 Teagan Geneviene
    Many thanks for sharing this episode, @Cat Gal U.. Something went wrong when I posted, and I accidentally only shared the original to one group... So thanks for the exposure. Cheers.
    Teagan Geneviene
    15/06/2016 #2 Teagan Geneviene
    #1 I'm glad you are enjoying this serial, @Jessica Robinson. Thanks for taking a moment to comment. Cheers.
    Jessica Robinson
    15/06/2016 #1 Jessica Robinson
    This is such an entertaining story @Teagan Geneviene cinnamon buns are my favorite and these ones look sinful! I love how creative your stories are.
  6. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    17/06/2016
    beBee's goal is to grow in the US
    beBee's goal is to grow in the USAfter Its First Year, beBee’s Goal is to grow in the US. The affinity networking site has reached over 10 million registered users around the world in its first year and is ready to swarm North America. beBee continues to grow all around the world ...
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    Margie McLaughlin
    06/09/2016 #147 Margie McLaughlin
    Still exploring this awesome new toy
    Gina Perales Waterman
    30/08/2016 #146 Gina Perales Waterman
    @Javier beBee Excited to be here!! thank you
    Gerald Hecht
    21/08/2016 #144 Gerald Hecht
    #135 @Javier beBee thank you
    Dr. Allen Brown
    21/08/2016 #143 Anonymous
    Do you know about the story of the fish that got away?
    Javier beBee
    20/08/2016 #142 Javier beBee
    #136 @Aasa Haziq welcome to beBee!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/08/2016 #141 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #136 That which does not destroy us makes us stronger. Welcome to the hives, @Aasa Haziq. Here, there is much more light than darkness. I started following you just now. Don't be shy about reaching out.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/08/2016 #140 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee Aasa Haziq!
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/08/2016 #139 Lisa Gallagher
    #136 welcome to beBee @Aasa Haziq!
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    19/08/2016 #138 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #134 We have already detected and reported. Thank you very much @Javier beBee.
    Aasa Haziq
    19/08/2016 #136 Aasa Haziq
    I'm new here and this a lot from that day I find BeBee I'm trying my best to live again thanks a lot :)
    Javier beBee
    18/08/2016 #135 Javier beBee
    Thanks everybody!
    Javier beBee
    18/08/2016 #134 Javier beBee
    #129 @Candice Galek it will be! @Alberto Anaya Arcas I can not mention Candice
    Candice Galek 🐝
    18/08/2016 #133 Candice Galek 🐝
    #130 That is excellent news
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    18/08/2016 #132 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #130 Thank you. You take such good care of we bees!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    18/08/2016 #131 Tausif Mundrawala
    Since the day I joined beBee till this date, you never let me feel alone, Javier. Likewise, other bees all around the world might be feeling the same as I do. My heartfelt congratulations to you and your entire time. This platform is incredibly different and fabulous. I wish you luck for your future endeavors.
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    18/08/2016 #130 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #129 In a few months we will have an automatic translation tool. Thanks @Candice Galek 🐝](ww9Gc)
    Candice Galek 🐝
    18/08/2016 #129 Candice Galek 🐝
    @Javier beBee congratulations on the rapid growth! We have been creating articles in Spanish and Portuguese to share here. Will it be possible in the future to be able to post them in English and have them translated automatically? (I know its a longshot even Google translate sucks!) and / or alternatively posted into a separate section of my own account. So that English readers see my English posts, Spanish the Spanish posts and so forth..
    Renée Cormier
    17/08/2016 #128 Renée Cormier
    I anticipate great things will happen for beBee. With a community that is this engaged, beBee has the potential to become an extremely powerful tool. I tell my LI and Twitter followers about beBee all the time.
    Alexa Steele
    07/08/2016 #127 Alexa Steele
    @Javier beBee, congratulations on your growth! I've just found beBee and so far I think it's great. If you need a copywriter for marketing content that will help you conquer the US, let me know :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/08/2016 #126 Lisa Gallagher
    #119 ha ha, good one @Aurorasa Sima!
  7. Paul Drury

    Paul Drury

    16/06/2016
    Hi there Bees. First post here. Interested in how many of you will see it? :))
    Paul Drury
    Should You Quit Your Career For Your Family? | CEOGHOST.COM - TELLING YOUR STORIES FOR YOUR PEOPLE
    ceoghost.com
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/08/2016 #25 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #23 You are a wonderful son @Randy Keho! Salud! The seed owes the tree its very existence!
    Arnie McKinnis
    17/06/2016 #24 Arnie McKinnis
    #16 only if they like you
    Randy Keho
    16/06/2016 #23 Randy Keho
    Thanks for sharing with us @Paul Drury. I resigned from a 15-year career in management to care for my father, who began to suffer from dementia and loss of sight. My mother was already in a nursing home due to dementia. After nearly two years of not being able to find a job, I partnered with a young, tech-savvy entrepreneur. He does the heavy lifting, I do the sales, marketing and communications. I've now put it parental caregiver on my resume.
    Gert Scholtz
    16/06/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Drury. What a superb piece of writing Paul and the message you convey cannot be more universal. The last paragraph about the son and daughter stands out in my mind. Thank you for joining beBee.
    Liesbeth Leysen
    16/06/2016 #21 Liesbeth Leysen
    good to see you hear @Paul Drury and welcome
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    Sorry my comment is so long, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. because we have skimped more than not over the years due to the fact that we always put our children's lives first, not money.
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    I loved this article @Paul Drury. Kids do and should always come first. I hate to say this but I think that's in part why some kids really struggle because they don't have the support they really require at home. After my father died my mom had to find a job in the 70's. She was a stay at home parent until that time in her/our lives. We were happy and what I consider well adjusted. Mom was there for all our needs and she had a lot more energy because she did stay at home. She decided to find a job that would allow her to be home as much as possible and became a school bus driver. She was home within an hour of us getting back from school and during the summer months. I can attest to this- things weren't as peachy after he died (for that reason) and because mom was burned out from working. When life was slower and smoother prior to her working, it became hectic and she was much moodier due to exhaustion. But, we had our mom at home and that did make a difference. Thats why I chose to stay at home & we took a big hit monetarily. I know it was hard on my husband but we would not have had it any other way. The best years of my life were with my kids knowing I was raising them, not a sitter. No offense to those who do work- I know everyone differs with thoughts on this. I'm not dissing working women., just sharing my own experience. You wrote- "A degree-educated Mum, who spends four years at home with her kids, is just as worthy of praise as the highest-flying executive. Agree 100%! Great article and glad you are posting on beBee!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #17 I stopped the "chasing views" social media publishing game in mid 2015 @Aaron Skogen - will write the odd blog on my website, but not too bothered otherwise :) It does look good though - will do my best to support everyone as much as I can.
    Aaron Skogen
    16/06/2016 #17 Aaron Skogen
    #10 My pleasure Paul. I Shared to a few more hives to help drive visibility! The publishing platform here is pretty nice too, you should check it out!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #11 Thanks @Arnie McKinnis :) bloody hell, people are quick to comment on here, aren't they.... WOW
    Don Kerr
    16/06/2016 #15 Don Kerr
    Bang on Paul @Paul Drury
    Mamen Delgado
    16/06/2016 #14 Mamen Delgado
    #6 Thanks to you and congrats for your decision. Enjoy life!!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #5 Do you know what @Cory Galbraith, it all seems pretty well-organised on here. Probably won;t be writing on the Publisher, but am looking to give everyone as much support as possible. Look forward to reading everyone's blogs again!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #7 Heya @Deb Helfrich - well, not so usual for me for the past year, but might be writing a little more again now.... thanks for dropping by!
    Arnie McKinnis
    16/06/2016 #11 Arnie McKinnis
    You will always be my fav "career" writer @Paul!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #10 Anonymous
    #1 Cheers @Aaron Skogen - appreciate your support!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #2 Thanks @Laurent BOSCHERINI - nice to see you here my friend.
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #4 Every blessing to you too @Diane Schultz - life is a roller coaster but if the family are in the car, you will get to the end having enjoyed the ride.
    Deb Helfrich
    16/06/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    "A generous soul, who stays at home to care for a loved one, shouldn’t have to feel so lonely in our self-obsessed society." Simply top-notch quote, @Paul Drury, as usual.
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #3 Thanks @Mamen Delgado - nice to meet you. Thought I'd start to post a few blogs here to start with :)
  8. Paul Drury

    Paul Drury

    16/06/2016
    Hi there - I am new to beBee. Wondering how many people see this link!
    Paul Drury
    How To Keep Going When You Are Exhausted | ENGAGING CONTENT TO MAKE YOUR TEAM THINK TWICE
    ceoghost.com
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/06/2016 #19 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Welcome Paul .. lots of us :-)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/06/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee Paul Drury.
    Harriet Prentice-Johnson
    22/06/2016 #17 Harriet Prentice-Johnson
    Welcome to the hive, Paul! I have just gotten custody of a 10-month old and a 7-year old...I have survived for 3 weeks on sheer determination. Your article was a wakeup call for me....exercise, the right foods, slow moments and music....good job!
    Paul Drury
    17/06/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #14 Hi @Catalina Serrano - nice to meet you. Better late than never!
    Aleta Curry
    17/06/2016 #15 Aleta Curry
    Hi there @Paul Drury - I can see your link, but the photo that should be there is one of those broken photo icons. However, when I click through, I see your article perfectly clearly, complete with a photo of a young women asleep over her computer. That's me - well, I'm not the girl in the photo, but I totally understand the feeling!
    Catalina Serrano
    17/06/2016 #14 Catalina Serrano
    Welcome to beBee Paul! Nice to see you here and hope to read your content
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    Peek a boo back at you @Paul Drury, bice to see you on beBee!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #5 peekaboo @Lisa Gallagher :)
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #8 Heya John - just dipping my toes here. Well done on Inc by the way - my messages may have got lost in the masses :))
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    Oh, and in those 59 minutes, you received over 100 views.
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    As of this comment, you posted the link 59 minutes ago, have 9 comments (mine included) and 9 who find it Relevant. I thinks it's safe to say your link is being seen. Welcome to beBee @Paul Drury.
    John White, MBA
    16/06/2016 #8 John White, MBA
    Very excited to see an update from one of my favorite lads on beBee.
    Cory Galbraith
    16/06/2016 #7 Cory Galbraith
    I see it Paul.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/06/2016 #6 Qamar Ali Khan
    #4 Welcome @Paul Drury! You have a precious wealth of outstanding posts. Hope, you'll like the fertile land of bees :-) Have the same as you wished :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    See you & your link @Paul Drury! Great article. As I read your article it brought me back in time when we had a son with colic. I agree, very stressful time when you add to that the other issues we face. Money stressors wreak havoc on a person mentally and physically. I'm glad you shared that you found a way to cope. Those are great coping skills for many. We both worked when my son was an infant with colic. Sleep deprivation and the stress caused us to become bitey at each other. Taking time just for yourself is vital to keep your mind healthy and marriage healthy too.
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Hi @Qamar Ali Khan - yes, it is.... just getting used to things :) Have a wonderful evening.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/06/2016 #3 Qamar Ali Khan
    Is this your first one @Paul Drury? Now, your update will be seen by many :-) Sharing through hives!
    Paul Drury
    16/06/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks @anees zaidi
    Anees Zaidi
    16/06/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    Hi @Paul Drury a very read indeed. You have suggested very good tips to keep a balance in such stressful situations. I would love to share it.
  9. Sarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    15/06/2016
    Perception is weird. What's your gap?
    Sarah Elkins
    Perception Is Weird
    elkinsconsulting.com Since then I've been observing the gap between how we are perceived, even by those we believe are closest to us, versus how we perceive...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 Couldn't agree more @Sarah Elkins. Perceptions can be so hurtful because they are based on a fallacy .
    Sarah Elkins
    17/06/2016 #3 Sarah Elkins
    #1 High school was brutal for me, but only half as brutal as junior high, @Lisa Gallagher. It's amazing that any of us escape with any semblance of confidence. Your story is exactly why I cringe a littel when people say they don't care what people think. It's not about worrying about what people think, it's about how their perceptions may impact our lives, because they DO. If you have a fantastic idea that will save or improve lives, you need people to trust you, advocate for you, encourage you, and invest in you. If you don't pay attention to how people perceive you and if you aren't intentional about that perception, you may miss the chance to share your big idea, and what a loss that would be to our planet.
    Aaron Skogen
    16/06/2016 #2 Aaron Skogen
    I love exploration of this topic. My friend @Sarah Elkins has a great post here! Check it out.
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/06/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Self-perception is usually brutal for teenagers. I never realized just how brutal it was for so many who I felt had it all. So many girls ( I can only speak for them), since many have shared their stories perceived themselves as 'unpopular' in HS. I never felt popular or unpopular, I sort of marched to the beat of my own drum. I was very social so I did view myself as a failure because I didn't put my studies first. One thing I will share, when I was working at the hospital and took a new job in the Lab one of the gals wasn't very nice to me at first. I kept wondering what I did to her but never asked. At some point we became great friends and she confided that she thought I was a real bit*h before she got to know me. She said others still think you are. I asked her what gave her and others that perception? She told me because (she had a sense of humor)- you hold that big head of yours high up in the air as you pass others and never even smile, let alone say hi. Of course by the time she told me this, she knew I wasn't a snob or the other word she used. I told her thats the one area I feel shy, when I don't know someone I will look in the other direction if they don't say hi to me first. She understood, we both laughed but that conversation changed me. From that day on I made a it a point to look at others and say hi first. I'm glad she was honest with me, maybe I would have never changed that aspect of myself? And it's a lesson for others to not be so judgmental because what we perceive of others could be and many times is, way off basis. Nice read @Sarah Elkins
  10. ProducerRick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    11/06/2016
    Do the 48 Laws of Power Work?
    Do the 48 Laws of Power Work?The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers is basically a guideline for manipulating others. The book is a bestseller, selling over 1.2 million copies in the United States, and is popular with prison inmates and celebrities. I...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    Great tips and I love the way you delivered them @rick delmonico! My favorite- "Law 4. Always Say Less than Necessary.

    People hear what they want to hear, to make a positive impression you must walk the talk." So true!
    kengel yul
    14/06/2016 #12 kengel yul
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    Brian McKenzie
    14/06/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    Some great basics that carry over to the interrogation table - though we get to be a little more aggressive when we play the game.
    Pamela L. Williams
    14/06/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    That this is selling at all speaks volumes. It's sick and referencing a post by @Cory Galbraith; the biggest problem the world has right now is humanity; we're losing our humanity. Thanks for 'filling' us in on this piece of trash.
    Rick Delmonico
    14/06/2016 #9 Rick Delmonico
    #5 I posted this because I disagree with the manipulation of other people and wanted to make others aware of this kind of material.
    Rick Delmonico
    14/06/2016 #8 Rick Delmonico
    #5 Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals

    Here is the complete list from Alinsky.

    * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)
    * RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)
    * RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
    * RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)
    * RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
    * RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human
    Rick Delmonico
    14/06/2016 #7 Rick Delmonico
    There is also Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals
    Cat Gal U.
    12/06/2016 #5 Cat Gal U.
    #2 @Diane SchultzI also dislike people that take advantage of others...I don't agree at all with this. =(
    Rick Delmonico
    12/06/2016 #3 Rick Delmonico
    #1 I disagree with the power laws.
    Diane Schultz
    11/06/2016 #2 Diane Schultz
    @Cat Gal U., #7 makes me shudder. Dislike those types of individuals.
    Cat Gal U.
    11/06/2016 #1 Cat Gal U.
    I like this buzz! There's only one point that I still don't know if I agree with... number 7, it sounds like taking advantage of someone else but I'm sure it doesn't mean that I just want to make sure... I loved the comparison!
  11. Ali Anani

    Ali Anani

    15/06/2016
    The outliers hive, the missing key hive or whatever was an idea of a hive that I was planning to propose @Lisa Gallagher. I am glad you did. One other hive idea that you may consider to establish Lisa is the Shared Hive. A hive for co-authorship my good friend.
    Writing Op- ED Diversity
    Writing Op- ED Diversity
    Writing Op- ED Diversity This hive was created for people to share their views on a wide variety of topics which they don't feel are fitting for some of the hives created. I will update this- It's new... bear with
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    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Just joined @Lisa Gallagher. Great initiative and love that it is still in the process of being formed.
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 Why thank you my friend, @Ali Anani!
    Ali Anani
    15/06/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    #3 Great hive and I am joining @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 Your just a busy bee @Ali Anani. I want to keep the title of Op-Ed in here.. any other suggestions? I'm not sure I like the fact that I added diversity, but I wanted others to know it's not a selective hive.
    Ali Anani
    15/06/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    #1 Thank you lisa for your kind invitation. However; the reason I am suggesting hives and not starting them is my lack of time and a very busy schedule in the next few months. I am sure you shall find the ssupport you need from more qualified bees. I am a bee without wings
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks @Ali Anani, and your welcome to request to be an admin- this is my second hive. I would love your input and help!
  12. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    14/06/2016
    Are You Islamophobic?
    Are You Islamophobic? *UPDATED WITH A TWEET FROM JOHN FUGELSANG*- Which can be seen belowThis is a touchy topic for many but I feel the need to speak out. I feel the need to give my opinion and I'm not asking everyone to agree with me, I'm just asking that you think...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    19/06/2016 #106 Lisa Gallagher
    #105 Thank YOU for your quick response @Federico Álvarez San Martín! Appreciate!
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    19/06/2016 #105 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #104 #103 Exact. Soon we will have solved. Thanks for the feedback. Best regards @Lada Prkic and @Lisa Gallagher.
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/06/2016 #104 Lisa Gallagher
    #103 I have done that before too @Lada Prkic, I will tag @Federico Álvarez San Martín and let him answer your question? Maybe that's something they are working on? Of course my comment below yours is in reply to the comment you just left now :)) I hope your day is a beautiful one!
    Lada Prkic
    19/06/2016 #103 Lada Prkic
    Dear @Lisa Gallagher, when I was browsing the news feed on my mobile, I deleted my comment accidentally. The links for “See more” and “Remove” is so close one to another. beBee should add a safe question before removing a comment, as there is for “Report abuse”.
    I always save my comment drafts that it can be rewritten if necessary. Here's my comment again:
    “Lisa, there are topics on which people will never be able to agree, not because they wouldn't want to, but because they can't; because they survived a traumatic experience that is stronger than any logic. A generalisation of guilt on the entire nation is extremely dangerous and ultimately leads to discrimination. It is easiest to blame the nation so that the real culprits go unpunished. An example for this is the war in the former Yugoslavia. Although it ended more than 20 years ago, the generalisation in relations between two nations, the Serbs and the Croats, is still present among the people. Those who had lost their loved ones in the war, have transferred the guilt of individuals to the whole nation.”
    Lisa Gallagher
    19/06/2016 #102 Lisa Gallagher
    #101 Well stated @Lada Prkic. There are many topics which people will never agree upon. Our life experiences are unique to oneself and that is why we have differing views. I remember the Serbian-Croation war, it was tragic. People have to find someplace to transfer guilt I assume, in order to not hold onto it internally? Thank you for adding relevance to the topic!
    Lada Prkic
    19/06/2016 #101 Lada Prkic
    Lisa, there are topics on which people will never be able to agree, not because they wouldn't want to, but because they can't; because they have survived a traumatic experience that is stronger than any logic. A generalisation of guilt to an entire nation is extremely dangerous and ultimately leads to discrimination. It is easiest to blame the nation so that the real culprits go unpunished. An example for that is the war in the former Yugoslavia. Although it ended more than 20 years ago, the generalisation of relations between two nations, the Serbs and the Croats, is still present among the people. Many of those who had lost their loved ones in the war have transmitted the guilt for that to the whole nation.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    19/06/2016 #100 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #98 @Mark Davis: No need to argue any more. I don't like to argue, especially when our discussion could go privately instead. Sir, you're a good man and you've done a lot of good in your life. Excuse this rehashing of something that goes around and around in circles, and have a great day. I know where you're coming from, and I get it. You are allowed to differ in your opinion, and I'm not taking that away from you. Can do it privately. Your call. And Thank You for all. I know it's not been easy. God Bless you.
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/06/2016 #99 Lisa Gallagher
    You nailed it in your comment below @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, Muslims are 'damned if they do, and damned if they don't." I wonder if the time will ever come when we don't use labels, like 'those Muslims, blacks, whites etc.." We are all people, and I will never lose hope that one day even if it's after I'm long gone, humans remember we all inhabit planet earth and have the same basic needs. We all love, cry and more.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    18/06/2016 #98 Mark Tillman Davis
    #96 @Margaret Aranda 1) Identify the personal assault or name calling. 2) What you call "overly harsh" is what's is commonly referred to as "reality". 3) If having a total of about two years watching Muslims treat each other and others like crap is a "really bad experience" then yeah, I guess so, 4) Some opinions aren't based in fact, they're based in fantasy. Just pointing it out.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #97 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #68 Hey, that was my first thought when the Twin Towers went down and Mohammed Ali or a famous Muslim did not immediately join in to condemn the action. But wow, look at just exactly 'how' the Towers fell. I've witnessed planned, synchronized building demolishment aplenty, and those Towers 'went down' differently than if they had 'just' been hit by a plane. The laws of physics, mathematics, and engineering have left millions of people with more than a shadow of a doubt that what we heard in the news was what 'really' happened. Conspiracy theories aside, yes! That was the time for the 'good' Muslim community to gather for their own sakes...but this is a social phenomenon, a multi-cultural and intensely hot (as you can see) issue...so perhaps the 'good' Muslims were 'damned if they did' and 'damned if they didn't.' I gave up trying to understand how other people think a long time ago, but I allow them to have their opinions, even if they think they have implants in their teeth with Martians speaking to them. There's just all kinds of people in the world, and in hindsight...yes. One person should have said, "I don't give a damn what anyone thinks - I'm going to speak out for all the 'good' Muslims." But we still share the same world together, and we need to remain sympathetic, not apethetic, pathetic, or platonic. Let's just all agree that we should all be 'good' and do the right thing at the right time. BOOM! Now, can we go back to making Honey?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #96 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #71 @Mark Davis, Gosh, I'm just wondering if you had a really bad experience or something...It is just that your comments seem so overly harsh, considering one person is just giving an opinion. In any debate, isn't one supposed to listen to the other side pragmatically and then set up the counter-argument? There isn't room for personal assaults or name-calling when it is a professional conversation, you know? Doesn't our intelligence overrule our emotions in a debate of opinion. I'm just confused. And if you can't answer me without calling me names, then please just disregard this note. We are all adults and we should each agree to disagree. My opinion, and I'm sticking to it.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #95 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #70 Did you get a Share over there, @Lisa Gallagher?
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #94 Lisa Gallagher
    #93 I never heard that one before @Neal Rauhauser, but good one!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #91 Lisa Gallagher
    @Neal Rauhauser great point, "in the U.S. we make incredibly self destructive decisions on the basis of the notion of a 'clash of cultures.' Absolutely! It still boggles my brain when I think of the war Bush started in Iraq and we lost as you said 4,500 lives not to mention how many innocent people were killed in Iraq that had nothing to do with terrorism? Any rational person understands that Terrorists are spread out in many countries- you can't go to war with an invisible enemy, one who doesn't wear a uniform. How would people feel that live in the US if we had 8-10 terrorists who caused death and destruction in say China and China declared war on all of us for their actions? I hope your harassment stops now that your using beBee, I don't think that will be tolerated here either.
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #90 Lisa Gallagher
    #89 Thats a great quote and VERY fitting @Franci Eugenia Hoffman!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    17/06/2016 #89 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I just came across a quote that I feel is relevant to this thread: "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." ~ Buddha
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #87 Lisa Gallagher
    cc; @Rebel Brown, not sure if you saw this but thought I'd tag you since we were both somewhat on the same page with our articles. Speaking about your post about Rage in the US.
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #86 Lisa Gallagher
    #84 @Dale Masters, no but it sounds like I might want to watch it.
    Dale Masters
    15/06/2016 #85 Dale Masters
    #74 @Mark Davis Clock boy? REALLY??? My opinion of political websites is now at an all time low. Speak the TRUTH, wherever it may be found. Did you even stop to consider that maybe Obama's not reacting because these incidents are STAGED?---and he's trying to tell us this without getting himself killed?
    Dale Masters
    15/06/2016 #84 Dale Masters
    #81 @Lisa Gallagher Ever heard of "Project Censored:: The Movie"?
  13. ProducerJames McElearney
    Virtual Reality: The possibilities of the digital landscape
    Virtual Reality: The possibilities of the digital landscape It was a crisp, cool December evening as we walked into Oxford street. The place was alive with excitement. Bright Christmas lights and decorations spanned as far as the eye could see. A mass of colours twinkled against the backdrop of the night...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    #19 That's what I will be waiting for, the price to come down. I agree, exciting and endless potential! They could even use it for medical purposes, eg- Dental phobia... give the prospective patient a positive experience.
    James McElearney
    15/06/2016 #20 James McElearney
    #18 I appreciate the shares @Lisa Gallagher, Thank you
    James McElearney
    15/06/2016 #19 James McElearney
    #18 Thank you Lisa @Lisa Gallagher, I'm yet to try it myself as well. really excited. Once the price comes down and it becomes a bit more affordable for the masses, I really can see this having endless potential
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    @James McElearney, I would love to try VR and it would be cool to travel to another spot in the world or jump from a plane, travel down white rapids, ski (some of the things I've never tried). Wow, the possibilities are limitless. Great post and I like the idea of traveling via VR back in time too!!
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #17 James McElearney
    #16 I really wanted to cover AR in this article as well but I didn't want to make it too long! Augmented reality has taken off in a large way especially within marketing. Some of the things they can do now are incredible, take the catalogue app from Ikea, where you can place desired items in your house in full size, or the lego marketing ploy that lets you see the finished product in front of your eyes before even leaving the store! There are even some incredible apps available for smartphones that utilise AR technology
    William VanDorin
    14/06/2016 #16 William VanDorin
    It has already reached the point of saturation into our culture. Can you trust a picture to be of an actual event anymore? VR and AR have become interchangeable already in our world. In very real and abstract ways we are already merging with our tech. This of course was inevitable, we have always sought a better stick. We were set on this path when we learned to convert matter to energy. Considering matter is only energy behaving cohesively, there must be a basic set of instructions, or program running we call god. I suspect we are a virus...
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #15 James McElearney
    #14 Thanks @Bill Stankiewicz, appreciate the comment
    Bill Stankiewicz
    14/06/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz
    Great info here, thanks for producing it here for all to read @James McElearney. Thanks for posting again @Javier beBee ! regards, Bill Stankiewicz.
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #13 James McElearney
    #12 Thank you for this comment Sujan, you have an interesting view on life
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #11 James McElearney
    #9 The Matrix theory! Interesting concept but I´m not convinced. The fact that I am born of human and not grown in a test tube is enough proof for me to know I am real and not the digital recreation of someone or somethings imagination. However the concept of the virtual world will only get better with time and our wildest Sci Fi dreams are only a stones throw across the lake! Once we learn to master this tech, and systems get faster and stronger, the more I think VR and AR will be integrated into the real world meaning we will live our lives simultaneously, in both the real and digital world. I actually wanted to include a comparison to AR in this post but I decided to keep it short, Maybe I will do that for my next post. Thank you for your comments @William VanDorin
    William VanDorin
    14/06/2016 #10 William VanDorin
    Sorry, geeked out there for a moment. Much better now, ( blatant lie! LOL! )
    William VanDorin
    14/06/2016 #9 William VanDorin
    When virtual reality approaches the tangibility of actual reality, how will you argue which is more valid? Can you conclusively prove you are not in a virtual landscape at this moment? One could argue that the basic and often painful consequences of physics serves as proof... but would that not be programed into the basic parameters?
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #8 James McElearney
    #7 I´m heading in that direction @Dean Owen, I find myself more and more glued to my PC screen then anything else at the moment because of the sheer amount of talented and creative writers on here
    Dean Owen
    14/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Your writing (and others on beBee too numerous to mention) are the reason I turned off the TV 2 months ago! Keep it coming, or I will end up watching David Rocco again!
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #6 James McElearney
    #3 And Thank you @Dean Owen, you continued shares and comments on my posts are what has kept me writing, Your a true scholar and a gentleman.
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #5 James McElearney
    #3 Absolutely @Dean Owen, the possibilities are endless, given time I think this will revolutionise the way we interact and even do business.
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #4 James McElearney
    Thank you for your share @Javier beBee much appreciated
    Dean Owen
    14/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    I share your excitement and enthusiasm and can't fathom the possibilities and implications this technology will have in social media. Imagine that I could shake your hand right now. Mind blowing.
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #2 James McElearney
    Thank you for your Share @Oliver Moloney
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #1 James McElearney
    Thanks for the share @Cat Gal U.
  14. ProducerAitor García Gonzalez
    A STING THAT WILL SAVE LIVES
    A STING THAT WILL SAVE LIVESBebee is a platform that promises a great future is obvious. It even has a great room for improvement, the format so brilliant that it proposes to make visible the human being behind every professional at a glance. Today I want to delve a little...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/06/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good initiative!
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    I love your idea about vaccines. Old illnesses are arising because of lack of vaccines and in part due to the anti-vax movement as well. Very nice thoughts you shared @Aitor García Gonzalez View more
    I love your idea about vaccines. Old illnesses are arising because of lack of vaccines and in part due to the anti-vax movement as well. Very nice thoughts you shared @Aitor García Gonzalez! Close
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/06/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very moving and interesting.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/06/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @Aitor García Gonzalez this is very moving; thank you
    Aitor García Gonzalez
    15/06/2016 #1 Aitor García Gonzalez
    Thank you so much @Gerald Hecht!!
  15. ProducerJason Versey

    Jason Versey

    14/06/2016
    Another Act of Terrorism, Hate and Intolerance...What Now?
    Another Act of Terrorism, Hate and Intolerance...What Now?"Love is always the first casualty of a religious war, the second is Truth and the third is...Humanity." ~Jason VerseyThis weekend we've experienced yet another terror atrocity.  I mourn and stand with the LGBT community today and with every other...
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    mohammed khalaf
    28/08/2016 #18 mohammed khalaf
    My own feelings were peppered with bitterness over an unnecessary war terrorist. I do not yet understand why someone thought it prudent to initiate the attack, we also here in iraq is suffering from those pipsqueaks which are destroyed iraq .
    Jason Versey
    15/06/2016 #17 Jason Versey
    #11 Thanks @Lisa Gallagher. I am grateful for your kindness and thoughtful comment.
    Jason Versey
    15/06/2016 #16 Jason Versey
    #12 Thanks @Deb Helfrich. Glad you concur. : )
    Jason Versey
    15/06/2016 #15 Jason Versey
    #14 William, I believe in some mentally ill way these terrorist believe they are doing their atrocities in the name of religion which is (on so many levels) a fundamental and barbaric flaw in their understanding of true religious enlightenment. This perplexes me as well...evil is hard to understand especially when it is cloaked in radical religious dogma. Their seeds of destruction have been planted...and a response of destructive repercussions will most likely be heading their way.
    William VanDorin
    15/06/2016 #14 William VanDorin
    If this was done in the name of religion, what kind of god demands we kill each other? Hell, if it exists is no doubt populated by such zealots. Hatred has historically served us so well... Don't you think?!
    William VanDorin
    15/06/2016 #13 William VanDorin
    Terrorists insist they are fighting for a cause and this perplexes me. It would seem sound reasoning to rally people to your cause, yet I fail to understand how killing un armed people renders anyone sympathetic to said cause. This is counter productive in the extreme, so I can only assume terrorists must be very stupid indeed! Violence is the first resort of the ignorant gripped in desperation manipulated by monsters.
    Deb Helfrich
    15/06/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich
    "The only way to defeat the inevitable darkness that touches this world is to LIVE and LOVE brilliantly bright with unity and purpose." 'Nuff said.
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    @Jason Versey such a touching article. I too, mourn and stand with the LGBT community and all the families who lost a loved one. I LOVE your first sentence, "Love is always the first casualty of a religious war, the second is Truth and the third is... Humanity." Strong words and so true. Thanks for this.
    Melissa Hefferman
    15/06/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Oh @Jason Versey, thank you for being you, as always. I choose Love too. Sometimes I forget, but I always remember. Unity in diversity can move mountains, I'm right there with you keeping the Faith.
    Jason Versey
    14/06/2016 #9 Jason Versey
    #1 @Cat Gal U. you are most welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Jason Versey
    14/06/2016 #8 Jason Versey
    #2 @Pamela L. Williams wonderful example of the kind of love that I was hoping for in response tho this atrocity. Thank you for sharing it. ~Jason
    Jason Versey
    14/06/2016 #7 Jason Versey
    @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. thanks for your thoughtful insight and comment. Very kind.
    Jason Versey
    14/06/2016 #6 Jason Versey
    Amroussi, thanks for your thoughts. I am interested in what you believe the root causes to be. Can you expand upon your comment so that i may better understand?
    Mohamed Amroussi
    14/06/2016 #5 Mohamed Amroussi
    The root causes are always ignored. that means we don t want to radically solve the problem, very sad to see that in a 21 century World
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    14/06/2016 #4 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    This is a beautiful piece by @Jason Versey. May we avoid getting tangled in the fences that would divide us.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    14/06/2016 #3 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Beautiful, @Jason Versey! It takes courage to love. It takes courage to challenge others to do the same. And those principles are all the more difficult to propagate in the face of violence and hatred. Thanks for your powerful message . . . and your courage. The love in your heart vibrates in these words.
    Pamela L. Williams
    14/06/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    It is amazing how quickly fear can enter your essence after such an event. I felt fear for my daughter who has several close friends who are members of the LGBT community and her joining them last night as they gathered at a local LGBT club to remember those in Orlando. They did so with one single thought; they would not allow anger or fear to enter the gathering. In their words; It disrespects those that were lost and it gives power to the hate that led to the loss. So in Love and love only they honored all members of the community and forgave the misguided hate. Love won in Greensboro, NC last night and I'm very proud of these men and women who chose Love.
    Cat Gal U.
    14/06/2016 #1 Cat Gal U.
    For starters it is good that society is being informed about the Islamophobia term, as you say it is up to us to raise awareness and ask for and educated society. Thank you for this buzz @Jason Versey
  16. Lisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    15/06/2016
    This hive is under construction. Please feel free to share your Op-Ed articles here. Diverse buzzes encouraged. Lisa Gallagher
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    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    Ok, I do know what BPA is. I didn't know they made bottles, infant sippy cups and more that contained BPA. When I started by drinking bottles I made sure they were BPA free but I didn't hear anything about it until 10 years ago. I'm sure my kids had bottles and cups with BPA as a proponent in it. Uggh. Thanks @Deb Helfrich
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #8 Thanks @Deb Helfrich, going to take a look at the link in a sec!
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 @Deb Helfrich, I need to read about the baby bottles, this is the first I've heard of it? Thats very disturbing news. And thanks, I love this statement. I agree, wouldn't it be great if every business not only used this as a mission statement but stood by the words as well?!
    Deb Helfrich
    15/06/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich
    A priceless mission statement. If only every business meeting could start off with a reflection on this oath. Then baby bottles wouldn't have been made with bisphenol-A, just to save a few cents, while harming the endocrine systems of those tiny, growing humans.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    15/06/2016 #5 Bill Stankiewicz
    ok I promise, I dont want to start any trouble in your home hive :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 LOL, don't tell my husband, he may call me that for 'other' reasons ;-)
    Bill Stankiewicz
    15/06/2016 #3 Bill Stankiewicz
    Your very welcome Lisa! You are always full of great ideas, I will have to nominate you as the Queen Bee! regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    #1 Why thanks @Bill Stankiewicz. After I wrote my post last evening I kept thinking we need a hive for a post like that, so this came to mind!!
    Bill Stankiewicz
    15/06/2016 #1 Bill Stankiewicz
    cool! nice to have other hives set up @Lisa Gallagher, there are such a great variety of subjects that need to be heard I am sure. Regards, Bill Stankiewicz