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Friday, September 29, 2006

Because I haven't in a while

Here's a picture of J :)


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Power of suggestion

The subconscious is wired to make snap judgments about people. This is what researchers have told us. They tell us that this is were stereotypes are born.
Everyone has bias they say - it's what you do with it. Do you act on it?

Now think about this...It has been said that if you say certain things to people before test, it can greatly affect their performance.
For example : Remind a woman that she went to an exclusive college - her scores went up. But remind her she's just a woman : they went down.

Scary. The women weren't even aware that it affected them.

Imagine this then...Words that you say affect the performance of others. Say you are a manager and you put pressure on your staff to do more , do better, you may be doing the exact opposite.

Putting pressure on your employees will only stress them out - and according to the studies...They might not even be aware why they are stressed.

There's something to think about.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

9/11 ABC Controversy

I didn't really say anything about 9/11 before this because I figured others could do it so much better.

Now here comes ABC, a network I normally respect, with their "docudrama". And it seems like they are not only getting it wrong, they are making people look horrible to do it.

First off, I will admit, I haven't seen it yet. Obviously, because it airs on Sunday. But Critics got to see it and THEY are saying it's inaccurate.

Don't call something the truth - advertise it as the truth - say it's from the 9/11 commission reports and then outright lie.
This isn't time to play revisionist politics!

A movie like this should have, at the very LEAST, gone to the people and got their take on it...My goodness it's only been FIVE YEARS... I don't think they forgot what happened.

I found this link on ABCNEWS about some of the controversy.

I also found this one...Now how is it that the Republican is one of the sole sources from the commission and here saying...Oh the lies are ok...It's the spirit that we must embrace and this is acceptable?

I love Bill Maher - He is the funniest political comedian to me, I will stay up late to watch Real Time...And just in case I miss it. I will see it on HBO- west . On his site I found some more links to the story:


So will I watch, most likely. Why?

Simple...To understand what is truth - sometimes you have to wade through the Bullshit.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Getting political for a sec

Why is it that when something is proposed for the country that is good and will help millions of people be self sufficient, someone has to tack on stupid provisions that will only benefit a select few that really don't need help?

What am I talking about?

The Federal minimum wage - it hasn't been raised in 9 years.

Tell me, who can live on 5.15 an hour??

I haven't made 5.15 an hour since I was 15 years old. How can they expect an adult to be able to survive on that?

In order to raise it the republicans want to add in provisions that state that they can ease the estate tax.

we want to raise the minimum wage so it's something that you can begin to, at least, live on, why is this a problem??