- Producer21/06/2016A 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...
Comments11/07/2016 #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. Close11/07/2016 #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. Close10/07/2016 #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. 👍🏽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.!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.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.09/07/2016 #24 William VanDorinThe 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.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.21/06/2016 #17 Leckey HarrisonIt 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.21/06/2016 #15 Catalina SerranoGreat 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! :)
- Producer18/06/2016A 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...
Comments19/06/2016 #30 Louise SmithYes @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 !
- 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. "Being Muslim in Americam.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...
Comments19/06/2016 #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...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.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-2013/19/06/2016 #4 Pamela L. WilliamsA 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!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!
- Producer16/06/2016Invisible 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...
Comments22/06/2016 #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.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.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.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!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.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.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.16/06/2016 #3 William DavisI 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
- Producer15/06/20163 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...
Comments19/06/2016 #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/18/06/2016 #9 Teagan GenevieneJavier @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.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!18/06/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherI'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?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!
- Producer17/06/2016beBee'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 ...
Comments18/08/2016 #131 Tausif MundrawalaSince 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.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..
- 16/06/2016Hi there Bees. First post here. Interested in how many of you will see it? :))Should You Quit Your Career For Your Family? | CEOGHOST.COM - TELLING YOUR STORIES FOR YOUR PEOPLEceoghost.com
Comments16/06/2016 #23 Randy KehoThanks 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.16/06/2016 #19 Lisa GallagherI 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!
- 16/06/2016Hi there - I am new to beBee. Wondering how many people see this link!How To Keep Going When You Are Exhausted | ENGAGING CONTENT TO MAKE YOUR TEAM THINK TWICEceoghost.com
Comments17/06/2016 #15 Aleta CurryHi 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!16/06/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherSee 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.
- 15/06/2016Perception is weird. What's your gap?Perception Is Weirdelkinsconsulting.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...
Comments17/06/2016 #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.16/06/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherSelf-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
- Producer11/06/2016Do 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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firstname.lastname@example.org/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 human12/06/2016 #4 Rick Delmonico
- 15/06/2016The 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 DiversityWriting 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
Comments15/06/2016 #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
- Producer14/06/2016Are 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...
Comments19/06/2016 #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!19/06/2016 #103 Lada PrkicDear @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.”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!19/06/2016 #101 Lada PrkicLisa, 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.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.18/06/2016 #99 Lisa GallagherYou 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.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.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?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.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.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?
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Comments15/06/2016 #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!!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 technology14/06/2016 #16 William VanDorinIt 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...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 VanDorin14/06/2016 #9 William VanDorinWhen 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?
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Comments15/06/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherI 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 moreI 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
- Producer14/06/2016Another 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...
Comments15/06/2016 #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.15/06/2016 #13 William VanDorinTerrorists 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.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.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.14/06/2016 #2 Pamela L. WilliamsIt 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.
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Comments15/06/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherOk, 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 Helfrich15/06/2016 #8 Deb Helfrichhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/science/fda-bans-bpa-from-baby-bottles-and-sippy-cups.html?_r=0 View morehttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/science/fda-bans-bpa-from-baby-bottles-and-sippy-cups.html?_r=0 Instead of using integrity the manufacturers decided a lower price point was more important than the life of its target consumers...... Close15/06/2016 #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?!