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Sep. 25, 2017 10:04 am
As I listen to the Internet scuttlebutt I have cause to stop and consider whether the HR profession, as we know it , is thriving or either dying or has already died. I have a fellow consultant who told me that the reason why I am not getting the interest in some of my programs is because the majority of HR people are ignorant. Others tell me that we, as a profession, have no fathom how to respond...  Read More
Sep. 25, 2017 10:02 am
As I listen to the Internet scuttlebutt I have cause to stop and consider whether the HR profession, as we know it , is thriving or either dying or has already died. I have a fellow consultant who told me that the reason why I am not getting the interest in some of my programs is because the majority of HR people are ignorant. Others tell me that we, as a profession, have no fathom how to respond...  Read More
Sep. 25, 2017 10:00 am
As I listen to the Internet scuttlebutt I have cause to stop and consider whether the HR profession, as we know it , is thriving or either dying or has already died. I have a fellow consultant who told me that the reason why I am not getting the interest in some of my programs is because the majority of HR people are ignorant. Others tell me that we, as a profession, have no fathom how to respond...  Read More
Sep. 25, 2017 9:59 am
As I listen to the Internet scuttlebutt I have cause to stop and consider whether the HR profession, as we know it , is thriving or either dying or has already died. I have a fellow consultant who told me that the reason why I am not getting the interest in some of my programs is because the majority of HR people are ignorant. Others tell me that we, as a profession, have no fathom how to respond...  Read More
Sep. 25, 2017 2:25 am
Our so-called president has chosen for his next distraction to make a political football out of the kneeling protests by some professional football players. Knowing that the next few days may spell doom for the latest transparently sleazy Republican legislative attempt to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Trump returned to his base to create a diversion and...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Today the Pittsburgh Steelers - sans Alejandro Villanueva (He spent 3 tours in Afghanistan; the token patriot of the team) - remained in the locker-room as the National Anthem played; whether the Steelers are aligning themselves with Colin Kaepernick against President Donald Trump or trying to be fashionable seems rather irrelevant, because football formerly was a sport; formerly played pretty...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2017 12:41 am
The relative smallness of the world in which we lived was a truism oft brought home to me even as a veteran traveller. Shaheem, the manager of the Kaafu Huraa guest house I booked into for the duration of my visit to the Maldives, met me upon my arrival at the airport in Male and was quick to point out his family’s close connection to Australia. Raheema, his wife, who accompanied him that...  Read More
Sep. 23, 2017 10:02 am
I came from the depths, fathoms beneath, depressions and deprivations, Upper Street highs, and arthritic lows. And then there was you; Us. And now we dance. I swam to the surface; gulping down Renfrewshire ozone and Dublin black beer, getting to you was easy; at least on the physical plane. The rest will/is taking time; time is all that I have. I graft, weaving words, making...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2017 2:24 am
The other day, we witnessed a short tête-à-tête between a Marine (Let us call him "Kurt" - he resembles Kurt Russell, except he is 6' 6" and roughly 25 years Russell's junior; Kurt's no longer in the Marines, but of course - as with all Devil-Dogs - the Marines are still in him...), and one of his co-worker's (we call him: "Joe," like this writer, Joe is former Navy); we paraphrase the portion of...  Read More
Sep. 20, 2017 7:03 pm
President Donald Trump called the deal to curb nuclear weapons in the Iran an embarrassment for America. He should look in the mirror.  Read More
Sep. 19, 2017 2:15 am
Our so-called president is also an astonishingly puerile president. On Sunday, Trump retweeted an animated GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that flies through the air and hits Hillary Clinton in the back, knocking her down as she steps aboard an airplane. The tweet came from some Trump deplorable with a Twitter handle that is an expletive, which sounds about right. We’re not talking about...  Read More
Sep. 19, 2017 1:30 am
When we posted the blog-post “Regarding Political Correctness” we posted an unpublished response to a letter-to-the-editor, and the letter which inspired this blogster’s missive sufficiently intimated the meaning of the term that we left the term “political-correctness” undefined; subsequent to publishing the aforementioned blog-post we realized the term was left undefined. Now providing the...  Read More
Sep. 15, 2017 11:10 pm
A Look at Dogmas which often seem to make Mass Murder quite Easy We have spent a number of words and essays commenting upon dogmas, in response to the narrowed pejorative use of the term by Professor Allen Shoaf and Bob Butler. Our responses heretofore have been to demonstrate that the term “dogma” and that the nature of thinking beings (rational beings – in essence, if not in fact i.e., in...  Read More
Sep. 12, 2017 10:10 pm
As Hillary Clinton does a book tour whereby she explains all the reasons for her loss to Donald Trump, you would think someone would create a web-site whereby Americans could register, log in and explain how they worked to cheat Hillary out of her Presidency… Such a web-site - you would think - would be quite lucrative because so many, many people would likely log on and take responsibility to...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2017 4:30 am
What cost manners? That was another spur on the way along the road; the overheard husky voice; upbraiding a custoner. I at first scared, then relaxed, when a perfect Guinness arrived accompanied by friendly compliments. It's not easy being me, sometimes it evens out and this was one of those occasions. A first meeting, the first of many, many I didn't expect, which has made it all...  Read More
Sep. 8, 2017 4:11 am
Washington has talked about it in private and increasingly in public: President Trump’s erratic, eccentric behavior seems to be evidence that he is mentally unstable and not suited for the presidency. After all, the president has his fingers on the button. He demonstrated his bizarre, mercurial behavior again yesterday when he unexpectedly sided with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and...  Read More
Sep. 7, 2017 4:37 pm
Your name, Germanic, means entire. Apt, In unwanted exile, I put my best intentions out on the wing. Magic is hard, when it's been raining for 5 days solid. It's not reigning in my heart though; you are.  Read More
Sep. 7, 2017 1:07 pm
A man - Paul Dici - submitted a letter to the editor (it appeared June 10, 2017 New Castle News) regarding “political correctness” which unconsciously ends touching – we guess – the fountainhead of PC. Dici intimates that political-correctness had infected the wide culture and finally invaded the University… We responded – the paper allows 300 words – explaining that PC originated in the...  Read More
Sep. 6, 2017 9:32 am
Well yes, I'm home, birthing place. The origins are here; Though my heart is in Walthamstow; the guts were seeded here. Paisley: Original and quirky. John Byrne had it right. It takes an artist's brush and the mind of an uprooted Irish soul to capture its unique essence. Me, I'm just on a hiatus. The Autumn is on its way swiftly, Emma.  Read More
Sep. 6, 2017 2:23 am
Our Freddy Krueger-like president made good on his threat to be a nightmare for “Dreamers.” Trump decided that kids and young adults known as “Dreamers” who have been shielded from deportation by a program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, will start losing their protection in March, unless Congress acts. These Dreamers are American in every way except for...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2017 2:55 am
In perhaps his cruelest anti-immigrant act thus far, our so-called president is expected to rescind protections for young people who, through no fault of their own, were brought to this country illegally as minors. Those kids and young adults know no country other than America as home, since they grew up here just like any other American kid. The program Trump wants to rescind is called the...  Read More
Aug. 31, 2017 8:20 pm
As we begin to consider the claim that: “the scientific-method is a collection of interrelated dogmas” we note that the “dogma of sufficient-reason 1 ” compels this writer to think it apropos to define the term “dogma/s” and to likewise delineate some form 2 of the scientific-method. To that end, we take the original meaning of “dogma/s” as our starting point; dogma - from a philological...  Read More
Aug. 31, 2017 4:56 am
It was the hands; sensuous, dangerous, as I was with another. The voice was rich; east end landlady meets Central England. Alan Moore abides. I waited a long time. And the sparks flew, the inferno was lit. Where it goes from here is anybody's guess. One fact remains; Amor omnia vincit.. at least that is what those Roamin' dudes are tellin' me!  Read More
Aug. 30, 2017 7:07 pm
A recent review in the Guardian newspaper of the historian A.N. Wilson’s book on Charles Darwin points out – quite correctly - many of Wilson’s mistakes and his failure to understand what the process of natural selection is. The book review is written by Victorian history expert Kathryn Hughes. However, waxing lyrical in credulous regurgitation of the romance and lies about Darwin’s supposed...  Read More
Aug. 29, 2017 2:45 pm
Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm, but it continues to hammer the Texas Gulf Coast with what the National Weather Service calls “catastrophic” rains. This is truly a disaster of epic proportions. Even before Harvey made landfall, Texas’ two Republican Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, sent a letter to President Trump asking for a major disaster declaration, which is necessary to open...  Read More
Aug. 28, 2017 10:54 pm
In a classic Friday news dump, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a huge hurricane churned toward the Texas Gulf Coast. Trump undoubtedly hoped the storm would give him cover, providing a distraction from what he knew would be controversial. He hinted at doing the deed Tuesday night in Phoenix, but he said he didn’t want to cause any controversy at that time. And why...  Read More
Aug. 28, 2017 7:58 am
In my book review of this important original work: The Rise of the Right , I have chosen to limit my own focus to Winlow, Hall and Treadwell’s claim that neo-liberal dominance of post-industrialised nations of the West – particularly in the UK (as their example for the rise of the "Right" in working class politics), has had an unintended back-fire effect in terms or radicalising those deprived...  Read More
 
 
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