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1 month ago

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE ANTI VAX MOVEMENT

Jim Murray · The anti mask/vaxx movement in the United States seems to be picking up in intensity. · In marketing we call this defensive spending, which means that when your brand is waning in popularity, you throw more shit at the wall to get people believing in it again. So we’re now seeing ...

1 month ago

Why The United States Needs To Put The Republican Party Out of Business

Jim Murray · The Republican Party in the United States is one of the most totally corrupt politician entities in the free world, and has been more or less since the Reagan years. Under Republicans, Big Business pays hardly any tax, These Republican sponsored tax breaks have created a fiscal i ...

2 months ago

They Used To Just Be Morons

Jim Murray · They kept to themselves more or less. · They drank a lot most nights. Mostly beer. They drove around drunk and probably had their share of fender benders. They quit school before finishing high school. They watched a lot of TV, especially in between low paying jobs. They saved up ...

5 months ago

The Cult of Donald J. Trump

Jim Taggart ·   · The first couple of years of Donald Trump’s presidency brought out armchair psychologists. Some of these individuals had work-based connections to the broad field of mental health and a few were actual psychologists, all of whom took aim at the controversial 45th president of ...

6 months ago

The Great Social Media Hatespeak Debate

Jim Murray · Over the past few months we have seen the impact that an attempted fascist coup of the United States has made. · Social media sites, just about everywhere, are now starting to (finally) clamp down on hatespeak, and the groups that sponsor it. · But it’s kind of a double edged swo ...

6 months ago

Be Open to Outcome—The Leaderly Approach

Jim Taggart · A baseball bat and a baseball cost $1.10 · The bat costs one dollar more than the baseball. · How much does the baseball cost? · According to Professor of Psychology Emeritus (Princeton), Daniel Kahneman, most people (including smarty pants Ivy League students) state that the bas ...

6 months ago

The Allure of Populism—and the Confusion with Fascism

Jim Taggart ·   · Populist: 1) A member or adherent of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people. 2) A person who supports or seeks to appeal to the interests of ordinary people. Adj. Representing or appealing to the interests and opinions of ordinary people. Deri ...

9 months ago

The Great Social Media Hatespeak Debate

Jim Murray · Over the past few months we have seen the impact that an attempted fascist coup of the United States has made. · Social media sites, just about everywhere, are now starting to (finally) clamp down on hatespeak, and the groups that sponsor it. · But it’s kind of a double edged swo ...

1 year ago

Big Tech Trends Coming in 2021 | Dr. Christopher Zed

Dr. Christopher Zed · 2021 is going to be an exciting time in the world of technology. Following the long-standing tradition of necessity being the mother of invention, the unprecedented challenges faced in 2020 have brought forth a heightened sense of urgency to adapt to the new world, and the tech f ...

1 year ago

As a Leader, It’s Your Duty to Tell the Truth. Always

Jim Taggart · In Canada, the problem of lying and deception by prominent leaders is skewed into the political sphere. The United States, in contrast, is more of an equal opportunity employer, with an abundance of dishonest corporate and political leaders at all levels of government: municipal, ...

1 year ago

The Art Of Pin Pricking In 2020

Jim Murray · There is a lot of conversation going on these days on social media now that the United States has evidently come to its senses, and, in decisive fashion, voted Donald Trump out of office. · As is generally the case with elections, to the victors go the spoils, which includ ...

1 year ago

A salute to a brave and modest Nation

Royce Shook · My friend George sent me this on Friday, it was written by Kevin Myers, The Sunday Telegraph, London. · Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region. · ...

1 year ago

ZOOMING

Royce Shook ·  I belong to a group called Longevity explorers which is a group of seniors who explore different aspects of technology use as we age. The last ZOOM meeting we had was about Tech-support; Learning about Tech; Helping Others with Tech. We were asked the following questions to prep ...

1 year ago

Crisis Leadership: Clarifying What Needs to be Done

Jim Taggart · Note: A few years after the 2008-09 financial crash and ensuing Great Recession, I wrote a post on leadership lessons. Then I updated it following the arrival of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. While only 12 years have passed (in a flash) since the onset ...

1 year ago

Strong Leaders Initiate Action—Do Something!

Jim Taggart · Dateline: March 1933 · “Old people were particularly vulnerable. Guaranteed pensions were a rarity in the 1930s; workers expected to save for their retirements or work until they died. But bank failures stole their savings, and unemployment their liveihoods….Some moved in with th ...

1 year ago

The Best Laid plans of mice and men

Royce Shook · We suffer cultural amnesia about pandemics, since 1918, the world has experienced three additional pandemics, in 1957, 1968, and most recently in 2009. These pandemics were less severe and caused considerably lower mortality rates than the 1918 pandemic. The 1957 H2N2 pandemic an ...

1 year ago

The last wave of Boomers turns 56, what happened to Freedom 55?

Royce Shook · The oldest of my generation, the Boomers, will turn 75 in 2021. The youngest will be 57. The Boomers made marks on society as we grew, due to the force of numbers. We fought for peace while waging war, we used illegal drugs while fighting the war on drugs, we lined up for cheap g ...

1 year ago

Do you take care of your grandkids?

Royce Shook · I have a friend that spends an inordinate, I think, time looking after is grandchildren not just from one of his children but both of them. He does not complain but sometimes he says he is tired and doesn’t know why. He attributes it to be older and to not being in good shape. I ...

1 year ago

Ideas on how to have more money when you retire

Royce Shook · Save More. Most people do not think about financial matters from a long-term perspective so they do not estimate how much money they will need for retirement, or if they do, they vastly underestimate how much they will need. The experts shy away from hard and fast rules about wha ...

1 year ago

There Is A Crack, A Crack In Everything. It’s How The Light Gets In

Jim Murray · I woke up this morning feeling angry. · Do you ever get days like that? I find that they are occurring with me more often, knowing that no matter what day it is, sooner or later some weird shit is going to happen and I’m going to shake my head and think to myself…what the fuck. · ...

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