Friday, August 01, 2014

Today's Quote

Keep your head up, you heart open, stay on a positive path, and the right people will come along and join you on it.

- Mandy Hale

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today's Quote

"Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other."

— Napoleon Hill: Early pioneer of personal-success literature; one of the great writers on success

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's Quote

“As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.”

 ~Paul Shane Spear

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today's Quote

"There is no passion to be found in playing small — settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

— Nelson Mandela: South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as President of South Africa

Monday, July 28, 2014

Today's Quote

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

~Walt Whitman

Nancy Pelosi Rips the Shameful GOP House For Adding Extra Days To Their Vacation

In her presser Friday, Leader Pelosi (D-CA) bemoaned the Republican refusal to do things that used to be bipartisan like infrastructure, noting “(W)hen we passed minimum wage when we had the majority, President Bush signed that.” She expanded in the q and a section to call this Do-Nothing Congress a “drive-by Congress”.

Pelosi said, “Well, I think my constituents, but broader to the public, should know that we are engaged in a drive-by Congress. We are hardly ever here, and when we are, we are engaged in process, not progress.”

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Study: 'Shocking' Water Loss in Western U.S.

Satellites show groundwater supply at greater risk than previously thought

The New American Segregation

Corporate coffers are stuffed full. Their piggy banks runneth over. The top 25 percent of Americans have consumed more and more of the total income in America since 1970 – moving from less than 10 percent to more than 40 percent – and the rest of us have “enjoyed” smaller and smaller percentages of the overall income. Most of America is poorer than it has ever been while corporations, CEO and top managers are living high on the hog.

Businesses, however, continue to lay off workers. Then they demand more from those “lucky” enough to keep their jobs – even though US workers already work more and get less time off than the workers of all the other industrialized nations.

Us? We complain. We post on Facebook and Tweet out our anger and dissatisfaction in 140-character bursts. Some try to organize, but the numbers never materialize in a way that has real impact.

All the while, the fat cats get fatter and continue to over stuff their piggy banks and they use the money that they make at our expense to buy off D.C. in order to not only keep the loopholes that allow them to hold on to more of their money than the people who work for them, but also to pass laws that make it easier to step on their workers, make themselves richer, and eliminate the very government assistance that would help the people they lay off or massively underpay.

Us? We bask in our stay-cations and try to forget for a few days that the future is bleak at the hands of our wealthy overlords.

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Universal Laws of the Office

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings. They did it by killing all those who opposed them.

If you can stay calm while all around you there's chaos, then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation.

Doing a job right the first time gets the job done. Doing the job wrong 14 times gives you job security.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.

Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.

Hang in there, retirement is only 30 years away!

Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.

A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all.

When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.