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Nov 20, 2014 - 5:46am
The US stumbles. The likes of Isil sense weakness.…

The US could go the same way as other empires have decayed and failed A couple of days ago, I had a long exchange with a curious, highly intelligent CEO of an established US management consultancy. At first, he was genuinely perplexed why someone should take exception to what is almost universally accepted as good management and leadership practise across the USA, widely accepted in the rest of the World. But he persevered and the exchange of some 30 messages back and forth gradually revealed what, I think, was a new perspective to him. I cannot say that he changed his mind, but there was no doubt there was a element of surprize as his objections were fielded. His approach was an almost perfect example of standard, entrenched US ideological blindness to the desperate need to adapt and modify some crippling widespread assump…

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A Fishing Lesson

Recently, I read a simple but thought provoking article titled, “Do NOT Teach a Starving Man to Fish” by Bruce Kasanoff featured on LinkedIn. The article focuses on the importance of feeding as well as teaching a man to fish in the condition of homelessness. As I usually do on a topic of…

Nov 20, 2014 - 2:35pm
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Bad Bets and Ten Years After

The worst bet I ever made was during the Mayan end of the world on 12/21/12. I bet it would happen. Close was the bet I made with my ex that I could heal a hernia through exercise and weight loss. I still think it's possible. I might die trying. I once bet a guy that I could pick up a baby gran…

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:32am
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Another Great Midterm Election

Another Great Midterm ElectionNovember 8, 2014The 2010 midterm elections were great from a GOP perspective and horrible for just about everyone else. The ones we just experienced were, in most respects, even worse. The 2010 elections left the GOP with a majority of seats in the US House of Repr…

Nov 20, 2014 - 8:39pm
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Upsizing or Capsizing? Isn't it Time to Point this…

There seem to by much talk about changing government on the Writer Beat.  But very few realistic discussions about what and how that have a path to success.  The founders had just a decade earlier obtained independence from England after a revolutionary war.  They knew the history of …

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:04pm
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Who you calling a greedy capitalist?

Don’t you just hate it when someone says “greed is good?”  It would be like saying sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride, lust and envy are good.  So to all capitalists, do not commit one of the seven deadly sins and pronounce greed to be good.  To everyone else, allow me to…

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:28am
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Presidential Executive Orders - No Big Deal?

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas JeffersonThe purpose and intent of Presidential Executive Orders is to provide a mecha…

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:18pm
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Global Cycles : Substructure

Global Cycles:SubstructureGlobal Cycles. We are nearing the close of the Cross of Planning global cycle that will bring great changes to the way our civilization functions. The Cross of Planning Cycle has made it possible for humanity to work together under the influence of a great mutua…

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:11am
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Impeachment for Obama, not a bad consequence.

 If the result of the president acting on deliverables that are much overdue like 1) immigration reform that keeps the good and deports the bad and 2) fixing the SEC and the FED - basically admitting that during his tenure the cozy relationship between regulators and transgressors has gone unch…

Nov 14, 2014 - 1:25pm
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My 2 Bits on Net Neutrality

I have been reading for quite a few months about the Internet and the attempts to make big companies pay for its use and their information packages are given priority transit. The counter argument is that the Internet be neutral (Net Neutrality) and give equal priority to all information packets.The…

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:11pm
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Minimum Wage: What Does It Try to Fix?

Whenever there is a labor oversupply, wages drop and business owners naturally make greater profits in the near term. This trend, of course, cannot continue indefinitely, since eventually the high numbers of low wage earners and unemployed begins to erode mass markets. At some point this hurts the g…

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:35pm
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Don't fall into the liberal inequality trap!

The dialogue related to cries of inequality has gone something like this as of late:Liberals vent about the pay of corporate CEOs and compare their salaries to minimum wage workers, teachers or anyone that gets paid less.  Then they advocate for higher taxes on the rich or higher minimum wages …

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:20am
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My vote should count more than yours

Last Tuesday I voted but it was no easy task.  The location of voting for my precinct was a public housing complex a short distance away from my apartment building.  With work and stuff to do in the evening, my only chance was to take my two-year old and leave the moment he woke up.  …

Nov 10, 2014 - 8:53am
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Opinion's are irrelevant

An opinion is a distorted, personalized perception of reality. Expression of opinions are almost always conjecture, misconceptions and embellishment of facts, if any facts at all are presented, which often they are not. Taking an interest in an issue, should warrant research and dedicated study, to …

Nov 15, 2014 - 9:51am
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Is the way we approach innovation outdated?

For all intents and purposes, innovation seems to have become the new buzzword throughout corporate America, much like “Six Sigma” and “Lean manufacturing” were thought of as the panacea for getting to the bottom of efficiency and waste. Although the majority of top level exe…

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:55am
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The truth about Religion

Yes, I have decided to write about a very ugly subject - RELIGION. My father always told me to avoid conversations with politics and religion, because either party is probably right and it is just ugly. As I  was younger I used to think "Yeah whatever" until I became an adult I truly know what …

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:12am
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Bi-Sexual and Dating: My Mom Had a

When our mom had a date, we kids wouldn’t know what to expect upon answering the door. Would she be tall? Would he be old? Would he have black skin and piercings or would she be milky white with an accent and a belly dancing career? Would she be crippled and funny or would he be fat and brilli…

Nov 19, 2014 - 7:15pm
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Obama greatest success since Lincoln!

   Barack Obama addresses a huge crowd of 'believers'.There is an unfortunate 'love affair' going on within American Liberal circles with this notion that we learn more from failure than success. Fail fast is the mantra that captures this sentiment and is so p…

Nov 14, 2014 - 5:28am
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Follow up to 'The Real Religious Wars'...America i…

Based on several posts and questions received to my column on The ‘Real Religious Wars,’ I decided to do a follow up post rather than keep going on that individual string. These are important questions. And the number of honest and sincere conservative Americans who have bought into the …

Nov 17, 2014 - 10:13am
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Executive Orders the Wave of Our Future A step clo…

The original Purpose of the Executive Order was to permit officers and agencies of the Executive branch to enforce laws enacted by the legislature. It was not their purpose to permit the President to enact laws on his own.President Obama by making his own Immigration law via an Executive Order is su…

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:49pm
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K through 12 Education in America is in CRISIS!!!

I often tell people in communities in my home state of NJ, walking on a k-12 school district property and you enter a new world that is encapsulated in a bubble.  The rules are very much different from what most would expect. Often times there is a secret war occurring between the Administratio…

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:11pm
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The Neurotics Guide To Avoiding Enlightenment by C…

Deep thoughts about the self and self-improvement… Even a quick look at the self-help shelf at any bookstore will quickly reveal that the industry is booming and that most of us seem to have a secret desire to ‘be a better person’.  We search for that magic formula which …

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:18pm
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OIL: Root Cause of Endless War, Distinct Threat to…

Oil, that most precious resource, is like a double-edged sword. It’s the energy that fuels the engines of world commerce and contributes to the betterment of our lives in so many ways. But, conversely, it is also the root cause of endless resource wars that continue to bring destruction and su…

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:44pm
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