You are scrupulously honest, frank, and straightforward. Therefore you
have few friends.
And other intriguing things
Convention organizer to Linus Torvalds: "You might like to come with us
to some licensed place, and have some pizza."
Linus: "Oh, I did not know that you needed a license to eat pizza".
 Licenced - refers in Australia to a restaurant which has government
licence to sell liquor.
-- Linus at a talk at the Melbourne University
200,000 Missouri employees have filed a class action suit against Wal-Mart over its unauthorized removal of rest and meal breaks from pay cycles. In retaliation at the negative publicity, BusinessWeek reveals that Wal-Mart is sponsoring an academic conference to examine the conglomerate's economic impact on businesses and communities.
Salon's Andrew O'Hehir surmises: "We didn't know about any of this alleged bad stuff, Wal-Mart insists -- and that happy little yellow Low-Pricey Man throws his gloved hands in the air and does his best impression of a frown. But as you watch Greenwald's movie that response becomes more and more incredible; what the chain's execs presumably didn't know about their global quest to drive costs, wages and prices ever downward dwarfs the already galactic scale of what George W. Bush and Dick Cheney presumably didn't know about Iraq."
CBS5 has broadcast an excellent interview with Greenwald.
CNN.com reports that as the heart of a hurricane-ravaged New Orleans filled with sewage-tainted floodwaters and corpses, Mayor Ray Nagin urged people to cross a bridge leading to the dry lands of the city's suburban west bank.
And there begins the story of what might become the worst American civil rights episode ushering in the 21st Century.
'The Israeli occupation forces allowed about fifty Jewish extremists to enter the Haram al-Sharif esplanade in the morning, Muslim Wakf sources said.
'The Jewish terrorists were protected by the Israeli forces, said Mohammed Hussein, Director of the mosque, adding that they didn't even try to stop them when they started provoking the Muslim worshipers.' (Al Jazeera article).
Yet most labels can be positive and negative at the same time. While counseling others for several years, I realized that we each love to learn about ourselves if the information comes from a place of love and acceptance. But we pretend that we don't want to know. It is the same maneuver we use to view a group picture that includes us. While oohing and aahing over all the other group members, we are secretly gazing at ourselves.
I also knew that many of the labels used by counselors are unknown to most persons who never attend therapy. So I used these groups of labels and developed a short test that anyone can take because I give you the "answers". I will also include a bibliography of books for reference for each of the parts of the test. Therefore anyone can read and discover what their own personal labels mean.
The Changemaker Test Complete Package, a 84 page ebook, includes the test, test answers, a page explanation for each of all the labels, two newer personality measures, a bibliography for the test answers, and recommended websites for included subjects.
It is estimated by the age of 21, each of us has acquired 20,000 hours of negative self-talk. Learn to listen to the voices in your head. Whatever you are thinking is what you are feeling.
By learning our personality traits, we can determine the positives about ourselves and change the negative thoughts to positive ones.
This test is meant to be the starting point for self-discovery. With the complete test, answers and explanations, anyone can test their friends and family. Also anyone who has compassion for others, can use these materials to begin discussion groups of persons interested in self-discovery.
Inside the extensive 84 pages of this ebook you will be able to give the test to anyone and help them to learn 10 personality traits unique to that person. With the complete book, youll be able to create and run 10-12 persons self-discovery groups.
The Changemaker Test Package includes:
§ The test of 25 personality traits include the categories of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), birth order, family roles, emotional energy, and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
§ From the 25 traits, each person will learn 10 of his/her personality traits
§ Each of the 25 traits is explained in an individual description
§ Included is the Big Five Test and enneagram information
§ A bibliography for all the personality traits has been added
§ Also the ebook has recommended websites for the included personality schools
By learning our personality traits, we can determine the positives about ourselves to enrich our self-image. The Changemaker Test is meant to be the starting point for self-discovery. With this ebook, anyone with compassion and interest in others can use these materials to begin discussion groups.
'Some patrolled the streets in SUVs with tinted windows and the Blackwater logo splashed on the back; others sped around the French Quarter in an unmarked car with no license plates. They congregated on the corner of St. James and Bourbon in front of a bar called 711, where Blackwater was establishing a makeshift headquarters. From the balcony above the bar, several Blackwater guys cleared out what had apparently been someone's apartment. They threw mattresses, clothes, shoes and other household items from the balcony to the street below. They draped an American flag from the balcony's railing. More than a dozen troops from the 82nd Airborne Division stood in formation on the street watching the action.' (Nation article).
'The President's Council on Bioethics worries that people who choose to use biotech enhancements would somehow lose themselves: The Council's report "Beyond Therapy" warns "we risk 'turning into someone else,' confounding the identity we have acquired through natural gift cultivated by genuinely lived experiences, alone and with others." Liberal bioethicist George Annas from Boston University is pushing for a global treaty that would ban all inheritable modifications to any person's genetic makeup. He favors such a treaty because he believes that "species-altering genetic engineering [is] a potential weapon of mass destruction, and [that] makes the unaccountable genetic engineer a potential bioterrorist."' (Reason article).
James McNeill Whistler's (painter of "Whistler's Mother")
failure in his West Point chemistry examination once provoked him to
remark in later life, "If silicon had been a gas, I should have been a
'Given that he's a Republican stalwart, a longtime senior editor at National Review, and the Observer's token conservative columnist, you can forgive Brookhiser for fretting over the electoral ramifications from Bush's metamorphosis into a lame duck.' (Reason article).
The information on this post is reprinted from a website that I can no longer access. If anyone knows the author's name or new website, please email me. I believe wholeheartedly in what he is saying.
You see, I believe we can get past this thing called alcoholism and addiction. We can get past it by taking advantage of every opportunity for abstaining that we encounter. For most people that includes a period of time in a 12 Step Program. If it's not AA right off the bat, almost ALL Treatment Centers refer clients to the 12 step programs anyway. So if you haven't done it already, go ahead, bite the bullet and put a little time into AA.
One thing you'll learn there is what Not to do if you really want to stop drinking. You will have many, many opportunities to study people as they stumble through the obstacles they place before themselves on the way to sober living. There are tricks to not falling prey to self-destruction while learning to not drink, and it's less painful to learn those lessons second hand. I learned a lot of them there.
The bottom line for everyone is that if you really want to get sober, you will get sober. It doesn't matter what your gig is, it could be the fishing cure, church, a hot new babe, 12 steps, or plain hard assed self-preservation. When the nickel drops and you know what you need to do to get the job done,,,, go ahead and do it. And do it like you never did anything before, because getting sober takes all the passion you'll ever have. Staying sober, it gets a lot easier after the first 10 or 15 years.
The link I have is http://biminibound.com/recovery/index.html
'The United States, North Korea and four other nations participating in negotiations in Beijing signed a draft accord in which the North promised to abandon efforts to produce nuclear weapons and re-admit international inspectors to its nuclear facilities.
'Foreign powers said they would provide aid, diplomatic assurances and security guarantees and consider North Korea's demands for a light-water nuclear reactor.' (New York Times article and joint statement).
'Almost unnoticed in the coverage of the Summit was the most significant change in international law since the U.N. Charter itself -- the "Responsibility to Protect" declaration. Its survival is in some way a personal triumph for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, certainly compared with the mostly anodyne mush that was left after "the spoilers," as he called them, had watered down many of the original bold concepts he presented in his reform package.' (AlterNet article).
"Dad buried in landslide! Jubilant throngs fill streets! Stunned father
inconsolable - demands recount!" -- Calvin
'With a history of hospitalization for heart disease, she knows she is taking a risk by avoiding the clinic, and as a licensed nurse's assistant, she feels confident she can assess and treat her own symptoms. If the drug were available over the counter, she says, she would buy it.' (Reason Magazine article).
A man always needs to remember one thing about a beautiful woman.
Somewhere, somebody's tired of her.
'This was the Sunday after the storm, September 4. Six days of madness, of human creation either undone or finally exposed amid the fetid high water of New Orleans, and on the seventh day, restlessness. Great swathes of America found two sources of public communion, the church and CNN, and two rescuers in which to place their faith, Jesus and the cavalry. Armed force having come late or brutally to Katrinas wretched exiles, and in all events helpless as salvation from a trouble so profound that neither poverty nor racism adequately names it, people looked to Jesus. Jesus must be sick of us.' (MotherJones article).
I haven't wrote a review in a minute. "I hate meeces to pieces." - Mr. Jinx. Remember that? Probably not. Then either contact your local cable/dish monkey and get the monkeying for the Boomerang channel. Or Google it up. That's the type of mindframe you'll need for this cd. You're gonna need to be a fan of cartoons and comics anyway if you're gonna tolerate anybody named Danger Mouse and MF Doom. As Mallz says, "MF Doom" is an acquired taste. But it's easily to see why Doom is LARGE! The Masked one delivers all of the flows on the cd with a couple cameos from Ghostface, Cee-Lo and Talib Kweli and a slew of interaction with the Adult Swim characters like Brak (Brak Show) and Meatwad (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) who both try their hand at spittin'. My favorite, Carl and The Moonanites (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Space Ghost (Space Ghost Coast-To-Coast), Sealab's Dr. Quinn, Stormy, Black Debbie, and a brewing stalker in Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Master Shake. This form of interaction with fictional characters, VERY CREATIVE. Soon it will be bastardized and copied. Doom is ill. Fans of Doom will love this. Fans of Adult Swim SHOULD love this. The retail copy should appear in October. Adult Swim is known for promoting one of their projects 6 months in advance. But a simple search and you can find the promo copy on the net. Schooly D and MC Chris fanatics will pick this up. A song-by-song breakdown isn't needed in this joint. It's themed. So by the first few tracks if you're not feeling it, then you're not gonna like it at all. But I love it. I've listened to it 7 times prior to writing this review. My favorite tracks? "Benzi Box", "Crosshairs", and "Basket Case". Danger Mouse production and MF DOOM spittin'...dope. BTW, join the fan collective on the Adult Swim website, I'm on there somewhere.
Healthy relationships have shared power. The main reason for conflict in relationships is power and how it is shared. Shared power in relationships is the only ingredient in relationships that determines how healthy the union is. Unfortunately, when a person decides to give up his/her addiction, if he/she is part of a couple, the other partner will also have to change. Without the addiction to feed the addict's sense of reality, the recovering person is awakened to the reality of the power balance in the relationship.
The addict is addicted to the idea that he/she is "controlling" the addiction ("I can quit any time I want to."). The codependent is addicted to the belief that he/she is "controlling" the addict (by telling them when to drink/use--how to drink/use--how much to drink/use, etc.). The reality is that the addiction is in control and is controlling both partners.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality
of functions performed by private citizens.
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
'But is it wise to describe a monumental campaign, particularly one relying heavily on the sturdy morale of America's citizenry, as "a struggle"? After all, if the term evokes persistent effort, it also suggests proceeding with difficulty. Moreover, it comes with a whiff of left-wing mildew: Karl Marx used the word in one of the most famous phrases in The Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle." Digging into the archives one might find other renditions, as in the name of a minor Palestinian group, the Popular Struggle Front; or Lebanon's long-forgotten National Struggle Front; or the publication Unity and Struggle of the Colombian Communist Party, and so on. Among the comrades, it seems, one incessantly struggles.' (Reason article).
Peter Griffin: Hey, camera guy. Check this out.
[holding up an old woman puppet]
Peter Griffin: "Peter Griffin and Madame." Oh, Madam, you're a lusty gal, aren't
Peter Griffin: [as Madame] You're the one with your hand up my backside,
Peter Griffin: Oh! She got me!
'Taken together, the reports seem to run contrary to the Bush administration's upbeat assessment that reconstruction efforts are moving vigorously ahead and that the insurgency is dying down.' (Washington Post article).
I hear the wind blowing across the desert and I see the moons of a winter night
rising tike great ships in the void. To them I make my vow: I will be resolute
and make an art of government; I will balance my inherited past and become a
perfect storehouse of my relic memories. And I will be known for kindliness
more than for knowledge. My face will shine down the corridors of time for as
long as humans exist.
-- Leto's Vow, After Harq al-Ada
'Republicans are skeptical of the Schumer request and suspect the senator is on a fishing expedition to try to dig up something with which to oppose the hitherto unassailable Roberts nomination. Republicans have solid reason to suspect Schumer of this, since he was overheard saying on a cell phone that he was going to go to war against whoever the president nominated before Roberts was even nominated.' (Weekly Standard article).
discussing the pronounciation of gif:
it's not even my birthday"
Tell me, O Octopus, I begs,
Is those things arms, or is they legs?
I marvel at thee, Octopus;
If I were thou, I'd call me us.
-- Ogden Nash
'In part, this schism reflects rivalries of turf, personality, pride, and money -- the ambition of new challengers versus the self-interest and dignity of the existing leadership. The challengers didn't have the support to vote John Sweeney out, so they walked.' (American Prospect article).
Lois Griffin: Peter, where's Chris?
Chris Griffin: I love you She Hulk.
Security Guard: All right son, I'm going to need those two hams back.
Chris Griffin: I... I don't have any hams.
Security Guard: Lift up your shirt son.
Chris Griffin: I need an adult. I need an adult.
Security Guard: You're not a shoplifter, you're just a fat kid. Sorry about that
fatty, fat, fatty. Hey Tom, he's just a fat kid. Aren't ya fatty? He's a big ol'
fat kid. Here's some chocolate fatso.
Chris Griffin: Thanks.
'But its discovery that large pieces of foam fell off the shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank during Tuesday's launch shows that the space agency failed to solve the most basic problem that caused the Columbia accident that killed seven astronauts on their return voyage in February 2003.' (LA Times article).