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Nov. 1, 2014 5:31 am
Lucian Quote: “I prefer specificity, not generality in the world, which is my defining attribute as a philosopher”. 1. I prepared to eat the green grape with the fork. I did this by eating yoghurt . First, I opened the refrigerator . Second, I took out the grape. Third, I took out the yoghurt and spoon . In this way, I prepared to eat the green grape with the fork by eating yoghurt. 2....  Read More
Oct. 31, 2014 7:14 am
Do your customers' homework (school, work, personal) in terms of pedagogical arguments to attract business each day. This may be the first part of the first customer's homework, and is referred to as "recording". Argument 1. I prepared to eat the tomato dip . I did this by eating the cheese crisp . First, I cut the cheese with the knife . Second, I placed the slice of cheese on the...  Read More
Oct. 31, 2014 5:16 am
DISCLOSURE OF CURRENTLY KNOWN CONTRAINDICATIONS Author's Warning and Disclaimer This book contains painfully dis-confirming independently verifiable facts that are known to produce hopping-mad pseudo-scholarly side effects. Science means truth. Therefore, without consulting a 'real' scientist first, pseudo-scholarly fanatical Darwinists are strongly advised to avoid...  Read More
Oct. 30, 2014 10:57 am
The Prolog Programming Language can be simulated using a ball and tunnel apparatus: 1. Append To append [c] to [a,b], remove a separator between the balls "a" and "b", and "c". 2. Is In order from smallest size of ball, corresponding to smallest value and smallest hole size, to largest size of ball, corresponding to largest value and largest hole size, the value printed on a ball can be...  Read More
Oct. 30, 2014 9:38 am
Today's quick "How To" is useful if you are you are trying to create a whitelist in Gmail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form. In Gmail you use the filter creation tool to whitelist a domain or domains. Rather than create multiple rules, you can add several domains all at once in one filter. However, the domains need to be separated by a pipe...  Read More
Oct. 29, 2014 10:31 pm
GODDAMN GODLESSNESS I hear the screech of extremityIn all its bloody forms,From the CIA to the Al Qaeda bogeymanAnd wonder is it realOr just fictive?Designed to keep you focusedOn the ball already played,On the dictum already set in stone.Modern medievalismDespite the sophist weapons,Despite their godly claims.I am having none of itFrom my umpire's chair. RETREAT In the attic room,I catch...  Read More
Oct. 29, 2014 2:59 pm
The original version of this cartoon was done in April, 1995, after the domestic terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Recent events show that it is as true today as it was nearly 20 years ago. Police in American cities from coast to coast have been on heightened alert recently because of attacks in Canada by “radicalized” assailants, and since a hatchet...  Read More
Oct. 29, 2014 12:03 pm
Have you heard of Ello yet? It’s a new social media network that has been getting a lot of buzz lately because it’s positioning itself as “the anti-Facebook social platform.” What does that mean? As Facebook finds new ways to learn more about its users so that it can sell those insights to advertisers, Ello is betting that a large and growing number of people want to use a social network that is...  Read More
Oct. 29, 2014 6:33 am
The heart of leaderships is relationships. If you can’t connect with others, you can’t lead them. This is why the core of a strong onboarding program for new team members must be relationship building. This is best accomplished by curating different ways for different people to interact and connect. Environment – Adjust your thinking from assembling the best athletes to building synergistic...  Read More
Oct. 29, 2014 5:05 am
Inflation adjusted pharmaceutical R&D costs have risen ten-fold in the period 1990-2013. Rising R&D costs forced pharmaceutical companies to seek higher risk areas to ensure a return on R&D costs. R&D costs are higher in these areas and the risks are higher driving up late-stage attrition. Late stage attrition drives up R&D costs forcing pharmaceutical companies to seek higher risk areas where...  Read More
Oct. 28, 2014 3:57 pm
The Underdog Myth Story to date: David Barker, a famous freemason, allegedly invented the metaphorical concept of humans as underling dogs in a popular poem which, according to legend, he wrote in 1859 and had published in various newspapers. To date, no citation for a single one of these legendary newspaper publications exists in the literature. So we cannot yet ascertain whether or not...  Read More
Oct. 28, 2014 1:15 am
The sun’s slanting rays herald shorter days and cooler nights — “great sleeping weather,” as people used to say, before the advent of air conditioning. Ah, autumn. It can be a really nice time of year. But if it’s an election year, the airwaves are poisoned with nasty political ads, and your mailbox is probably stuffed with slick political hit pieces covering the gamut of elected offices all the...  Read More
Oct. 27, 2014 11:22 pm
"Sam's" face is red when you pray for 20 meditation utterances per day per family member and friend and Sam's face is blue when, instead, you pray for 80 meditation utterances per day per family member as well as praying for 20 meditation utterances per day per friend. Achieving Sam's blue face is automatically done for business and manually for church. It is murder not to pray for someone to...  Read More
Oct. 27, 2014 9:18 am
My son's school was founded in the late 1300s and the school roll lists all the headmasters since 1401. It was refounded under royal charter by Henry VIII 's son and successor becoming The King Edward VI School in 1552. To cut a long story short, this school has been around for a while. But the other day I was reading Jung Chang's biographical story Wild Swans charting the lives of...  Read More
Oct. 27, 2014 7:24 am
Janet Yellen, Politicizing the Fed? by Ralph Benko Janet Yellen gave a widely noted speech, Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances ,at the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on October 17 th . The speech presented as a if ghostwritten for her by Quincy Magoo, that beloved cartoon...  Read More
Oct. 26, 2014 5:03 am
There is a story... While visiting the court of Catherine II of Russia, the great Swiss mathematician Euler got into an argument about the existence of God. Eventually he called for a board on which he wrote: Unable to dispute the relevance of the maths, and unwilling to confess their ignorance, the Voltairians gathered at the court were forced to cede the argument. I'm grateful to Professor...  Read More
Oct. 25, 2014 2:45 pm
Hello again! I hope some of you who followed along last time are with me again, as well as some new curious minds. It’s been over a year since I ended the first blog and since then I’ve been teaching, learning and discovering what works and what does not. I’ve got some positive results to share and some new exercises. October 26th will be the first post for 2014 and will start posting lessons...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2014 6:53 pm
I revealed in a recent blog post that the Smithsonian Magazine operates under an anti-gumption policy that prevents its staff from responding to independently verifiable information that 100 % proves it is publishing complete balderdash. Moreover, this, the official magazine of the Smithsonian – a national institution specialising in veracity – takes this line because the fallacious...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2014 1:31 pm
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Strategic planning is extremely important, but the way we plan, and the plan we create, do not provide the dynamic roadmap everyone in the organization needs in order to shape the best future possible. Today’s traditional strategic plan is a static plan. The plan exists as a document, either digital or printed, that is published in some way, shared with key employees, and then put in a file...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2014 7:46 am
Woe unto the interim leader. Must be strategic. But may not be the one who sees the strategy through. Must build the organization. But may be building it for someone else. Must manage the operations. But unpopular edicts can be delayed until the permanent leader shows up. As an interim leader, expect to deal with open hostility and passive aggressive behavior on a regular basis. The secret to...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2014 10:29 pm
These questions were posed to John Scanzoni on his blog regarding his blog essay: “Morally Wrong, Acceptable or Right?” I post them here with - in my opinion - his evasive response… In a second (3 letters all together, the 3 rd : “A Response to Morally Confused Sociologists” is on my blog, since he did not allow my second letter to be seen, I thought the 3 rd would probably not be posted either)...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2014 8:14 pm
The 2 nd Note to John Scanzoni – addressing his blog piece entitled: “Morally Wrong, Acceptable, or Right?” John did not allow this to be posted on his blog; so I post it here. Hi again, John! This is a short note, but I will be posting a lengthier note when I complete composing the dang thing… Well gotta tell you that I did not expect you to answer my questions; you may think that you...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2014 2:41 pm
According to the World Health Organization, the death toll from Ebola has exceeded 4,500. There are at least another 9,191 cases that are probable, confirmed or suspected. I say “at least,” because this is based on last Friday’s WHO report, and the disease spreads like a wildfire and is notoriously underreported. The most-affected countries are in equatorial West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2014 3:52 pm
Every school child knows that the inscription on the iconic Liberty Bell says, “Proclaim liberty to all the land and all the inhabitants thereof.” Our country was founded on the idea of liberty and independence from the power of a distant tyrant. It was built on the belief that individuals had “unalienable Rights,” and that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2014 12:03 pm
In an earlier book review blog I pointed out the possibility of science fraud and negligent DNA analysis errors regarding the claims made by the author of a new best selling book that he has solved the case of Jack the Ripper. It seems I was right - at least in the very general sense - of there having been an analysis error of the DNA on a very particular shawl in question. In this...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2014 8:49 am
Billionaire Peter Thiel: "We Don't Live In A Normal World; We Live Under A Power Law." By Ralph Benko When George Gilder, arguably the smartest man in the world, says, as he said to me over dinner recently in Washington, DC, that Peter Thiel is the smartest man in the world… pay attention. Fortune calls Thiel “perhaps America’s leading public intellectual today.” ( Not all agree ...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2014 6:36 am
University, in which Arts (humanities) and Science are the main faculties, is more responsible than school in preparing you for the workforce and it or VET are required before jobs. The “skill” from the study of Humanities (writing humanist pedagogy As, A-grade essays that are tokens of professionalism, containing at least 80 breasonings, which are objects described in terms of their X, Y and Z...  Read More
 
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