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Oct. 20, 2016 6:37 am
Trump's a broken sewer pipe, with hordes of rats (McConnell, Rubio, et al.) swarming all around to get their fix. The Republican party did this to America. The Republican party did this to our homeland. HRC and the Democrats are hardly perfect. But it's the Republicans who did this to us.  Read More
Oct. 19, 2016 3:00 pm
The Left's Fed Up Makes A Naked Power Grab For Control Of The Fed by Ralph J Benko The left is undertaking an amazing back door plan to dramatically increase its influence over the Fed’s interest-rate-setting Open Market Committee. The key activist group, a division of the Center for Popular Democracy, is working to kick the bankers off the boards of directors of the district Federal...  Read More
Oct. 15, 2016 3:24 pm
Today Donald Trump Tweeted: "Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election." What a trapped sap! My seven year old daughter owns the ant in the picture. Today we all own Trump. Just as Trump was unknowingly trapped in virtual amber back in 2005 by the recording of his "locker room" ...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2016 9:20 pm
The Best Hope For Restoring The American Dream Now Lives In The US Senate by Ralph J. Benko Who will conjure the American Dream back for us? Politics is part prestidigitation, part reality. A great magician distracts her audience’s attention while producing the payoff. Abracadabra! Want to see how it's done? Focus on the hidden hand. In this case, the United States Senate. The...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2016 1:05 pm
A couple of weeks ago I posed in the weekly blog whether you are transactional or transformation based. While I contended that the new climate we are in mandated that you shift your focus from being totally transactional focused to being transformational focused, the events of the past week tells me that to some degree we need to continue the transactional focus. Whether your focus is the TLS...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2016 1:02 pm
" The Definitive Guide to Cord-Cutting in 2016, Based on Your Habits ," by Brian X. Chen of the Times, notes that: Every quarter for the last few years, hundreds of thousands of American households have put an end to their TV subscriptions, fed up with the costs of cable subscriptions, channels they never watch and the annoying commercials. But he writes this guide because: What we found was...  Read More
Oct. 12, 2016 2:19 pm
During the first presidential debate both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spoke about their negotiating skills. As I was listening to their exchange it reminded me of the one question I would ask all clients who sought my help with negotiations. That question was: Are you looking for the best deal or a fair deal? Best deal If they said “best deal” I’d tell them I wasn’t...  Read More
Oct. 12, 2016 11:28 am
Glenn Beck claims Endorsing Hillary Clinton is the "Moral Choice" Glenn Beck - the ostensible conservative Patriot (conservative and Patriot according to Beck; Beck intimates incessantly - albeit unconsciously - that Beck is the very standard of conservatism and the very standard of Patriotism by which all others, throughout all time, ought to be evaluated... Moreover, Beck intimates -...  Read More
Oct. 12, 2016 9:11 am
Skelton's Law states: "If you're going to get it wrong, you might as well go about it the right way" It first arose in the context of the internal validation of prognostic and diagnostic models. Internal validation checks - sampling, bootstrapping, cross-validation - give little or no assurance that a model will work in real life. The Counsel of Despair runs "It's never going to work so...  Read More
Oct. 11, 2016 6:28 pm
Any informed Catholic must at least wonder why the Catholic Church gives, and has given, tacit support (the Church hierarchy 1 refuses to clearly state that the Democratic Platform, and therefore its candidates, are antichrist; irrespective of what the individual politician claims; if the politician is Catholic, they must reject - in no uncertain terms the Democratic Platform, lest they...  Read More
Oct. 11, 2016 5:22 pm
Thinking and Speaking Words are like weapons; they can hurt you sometimes Cher My colleague Marty Lucas from ROCeteer published something recently that really struck me profoundly in light of a lot of events going on in our world right now. His post – Opinion without the responsibility is an act of ignorance struck a chord with me. I started to ask the question of whether opinion...  Read More
Oct. 11, 2016 12:56 am
Today Neil Cavuto was discussing issues post the 2 nd Presidential debate with a number of pundits viz: Steven Moore (Economist that supports Trump), Taryn Rosenkranz (Founder and CEO of New Blue Interactive, also a Hillary Clinton advocate) and Charles Payne (Host of Fox’s Business Making Money with Charles Payne). Cavuto – in response to Rosenkranz’s remark regarding Trump and taxation – asked...  Read More
Oct. 10, 2016 8:54 pm
Since Muss-Trump-olini jutted his jaw out last night just like his model, while he stalked HRC on the stage threatening her like the good Fascist (d)ick(y)-tat-or he aspires to be, the Re-thug-li-goons are more committed than ever to cutting off their middle fingers to spite their faces! See also  Read More
Oct. 10, 2016 2:55 pm
How A Clinton Victory Would Powerfully Unite The Right by Ralph Benko In a previous column I considered how the coalition that is the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy began to fray after losing the common enemy against which it had united: In 1988, as reported by the LA Times , one of President Gorbachev’s key advisors gave away the game. “Our major secret weapon,” said Georgi Arbatov,...  Read More
Oct. 10, 2016 10:00 am
There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried. To confuse you further, the bad guys claim this has something to do with the Affordable Care Act. You might receive emails with attached phony forms, text messages and...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2016 12:59 pm
I had the opportunity last week to attend the monthly meeting of my local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, which covered a legislative update for its membership. I am from a family of lawyers so I understand they have a role to play. But every time I come away with the same feeling. For over 30 years when I attend these it always seems to be the case of us against them. The...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2016 8:37 am
Reacting, reacting to nonsense, consciously spewed, created to annoy, the ashes of the past, the crushing presence of a present that is neither essential nor entirely human. Snared by one's own hand, stealing valuable time, as the sand falls through the narrow margins.  Read More
Oct. 7, 2016 8:32 am
I see the faces; taut, unsmiling, without pity or grace, I see them, unyielding, holding onto a notion of self, one that is sour and powerful and yet all that is projected is false. Nothing more than ingrate children in the body of an adult  Read More
Oct. 4, 2016 6:56 pm
When one is neither a Republican, nor a Democrat, and yet - out of moral obligation (obligations which attend to and derived from the Judeo-Christian worldview i.e., the worldview to which the Founding Fathers subscribed...) - one participates in elections, not only through voting, but also by attempting to influence others in their voting, one manner of influence is through participation in...  Read More
Oct. 3, 2016 9:16 am
I woke up with no hangover, but I might as well have. Work is an irritant, As I cover my body in non-biodegradable lather, And sadly wonder will I ever achieve contentment, Or am I doomed to this ellipse? The Scottish curse, The Irish disease, The one-way romance with alcohol. Pubs are my church, Bars are my temple, We gather together at the footrail, And hope that the numbing toxins,...  Read More
Oct. 1, 2016 4:12 am
Knowledge Contamination Analysis is Analogous to DNA Fingerprinting Some of the greatest discoveries made in science and academia have question marks hanging over the area of prior-influence by unacknowledged prior-publications and other means of communicating ideas and facts. The question of the influence of Matthew on Darwin and Wallace has been brought to the fore by the new discovery...  Read More
Sep. 30, 2016 11:19 am
If we look back in time, we find that whether you call it HR or personnel it has always it seems been our job to put out fires. It has always been our job to be the go to person when a problem needs to be resolved. That means that we respond to a given issue, at a given time, in a given space. This means that we are transactional in nature. defines transactional as the process of...  Read More
Sep. 30, 2016 9:12 am
Note: One may read the newsmax article referenced here at this link: A short article titled: "Newt: Comey Would Have Covered Up Watergate," published by, covers Gingrich's assertions which the article reports he made on the Mike Gallagher radio show... There - the article...  Read More
Sep. 29, 2016 5:13 pm
The Pillars of Effective Leadership Leadership is one of those interesting topics that everybody, me included, writes and talks and preaches about. Whether great leaders are born or taught, whether women are inherently better leaders than men, and whether or not there is a meaningful difference between leadership and management. My answers to those questions are yes, not necessarily, and...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2016 10:15 pm
The puppy, Old, went out the door and crossed the patio with an upright, lazy step. He paused at the boundary of the pasture, craned his neck in the direction of the mountain, half-closed his eyes, and sat quietly. He looked at the monotonous Chaco plain with its alternating mountains and fields, fields and mountains, colourless except for the creaminess of the pasture and the blackness of the...  Read More
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