Opinion

B2Bs Pay for Hurricane Harvey Victims

—– 4Sep2017, Monday
—– Those big BusinessToBusiness need to gift the Harvey victims of Houston and Rockport. But residents are stuck begging through the American Red Cross. Thoughts?
—– The entire Gulf is basically just one big “mancamp”, like in the oil fields of North Dakota. Texas oil producers should withhold their oil, pending cooperation from the dependent financial clients. The East Coast clients should pay infrastructure repair on the floods of Harvey.
—– Your thoughts on this, Joe? I mean, if you had a dependent with a talent; you would tell them to market it. And you’d refuse to pay..
—– It’s a pick-and-shovel philosophy. The clients will pass the costs to the end-customer. But It’s cheaper for the clients to restore the pre-existing infrastructure and re-hire pre-existing workers, than it is to re-locate the entire oil industry and hire entirely new oil employees. Harvey destroyed the town’s entire group of feed-and-seed stores.
—– The Keystone Pipeline depended on the end-terminal of Texas refineries. But it’s possible that Harvey just blew half of those refineries away. The logistics ladder, while dependent on Texas Gulf citizens, lost a leg.

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Contributions, Opinion

Audible Radio vs Silent Pantomime

Radio is based on audible speech, without sight. But in-person communication is based on sight-driven mumbles, pantomime, mimicking, silent-laughter, and lip-reading. And when you put in-person people back-to-back, those who can audibly hear the others in the same room are the winners.

How do you reconcile the audible world of mass-communication radio mentors, versus the silent communication world of in-person communication?

The Marx Brothers

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Opinion

Prayers for Longterm Employment or Fitness

I ask for prayers and luck for continued long employment with my employer or my chin-ups.
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Dave Ramsey says that tithing is part of Financial Peace University.  I ask for prayers towards my (1) chin-ups, my (1) adductor machine, (1) the health of my hips, (1) my 180-degree leg splits, (1) my favorite online fitness instructors Zuzka Light and Kino Yoga.
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I regularly practice fitness exercises and neuroplasticity exercises – POSITScience BrainHq, and Lumosity, and COGNIFIT.  Those smiles are another of my exercises.
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Even in my pre-60s, I hope to eHarmony . com.
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So I give a partial tithe to your ministry, in quid pro quo towards prayers and luck in my own employment.
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God Is Just a Prayer Away, Radio Broadcast (www . gijapa . org)
The Lutheran Hour, Radio Broadcast (www . lutheranhour . org)
Joel Osteen, Television Broadcast (www . joelosteen . com)
In Touch Ministries (www . intouch . org)
The Jesus Show, Radio Broadcast (www . thejesuschristshow . com)

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Fitness Diary, Opinion

Ruining Resolutions

—– Some people who want to mess up other’s New Year’s resolutions, just don’t flush the common toilets. And it makes quite a distraction.
—– Many leave the common toilets unflushed. Then they declare themselves against others who have to have (a) everything just-so and (b) everything-in-it’s-place. It is great fun for them to distract.
—– But maybe it’s only around here, that they do that. They want to be the “first”. They want a name for themselves. And if we are the one who flushes the toilet in response, then “we’re the one” and “we’ll be sitting alone” without support.
—– I say all of that because I have wholesome goals I want to complete in 2017. And it gets difficult when others create their stinks, just to have their fun. And with that said, I probably won’t complete my wholesome 2017 goals anyway because of them.
—– But I will try anyway.
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#newyearseve2017 #newyears2017

New Years Eve 2017

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Fitness Diary, Opinion

They Ruin My Diet

—– To keep with my 2017 diet resolutions, I throw out sugary and fatty foods. But people around me insist on cooking sugary and fatty foods in celebration of the holidays.
—– I tried throwing out their foods, in small amounts daily, until they are gone. But it takes forever.
—– I’m the only one who eats it. It’s a one-way conversation.
—– And these people don’t listen; they just keep cooking the offensive foods.
—– My own diet-discipline is nill. That’s why I don’t like them bringing crappy foods into my perimeter. But it’s well said that we cannot control the behavior of others. So I cannot insist that others cease cooking unhealthy foods.
—– It’s not funny.

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New Years Eve 2017

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Opinion

Industrial Topics Flat at Work

I can still recall a past job, where I AutoCAD drafted floor plans in 2D. But in a few months, I told the our client I can tie all the 2D files together into a 3D model of the entire building, that we can do virtual walk-throughs. The client rejected that innovation. I was and still am astounded at that. (1 of 4)
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Frequently, I would go to the corporate lunch tables with the comment,”How about that game last night.” And my co-employees always said unfailingly,”I don’t get into all of that.” (2 of 4)
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Every job has its professional organization. Accounting has the Accounting Association, etc. And the entry-level jobs also have theirs. You can join the National Safety Council, as an associate. But when I discuss that in the office, they always say it’s just not needed. (3 of 4)
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So my co-employees all told me, over time, that they preferred to never hear any scholarly conversations, intellectual conversations, or conversations about our industry and trade issues. So I started bodybuilding and dieting, because power and strength is ALWAYS a good conversation piece. (4 of 4)
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I can say,”I may not be smarter than you. And I may not be able to do my job up to your expectations. But I can still do more situps than you. And I can still do more pushups than you. And I can still do more squats than you. And my treadmill, stationary bikes, and rowing machine abilities are stronger and more energetic than yours. I can best your past.

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Ageism in Tech? They Almost Killed Me.

—– Ageism in Tech? They almost killed me because of this.

—– SCORES – I once suggested to the university career center that current OWLS, older learners, re-test while the testing is free. Then they can differentiate themselves from older workers whose degrees are more than 20 years ago. They refused, but I re-tested anyway for free.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

LinkedIn’s editor Caroline Fairchild wrote the online article called NO ONE IN TECH WILL ADMIT THAT THEY’RE OLD (C. Fairchild, 2016). I wrote this essay to follow hers.

—– CURRENT – I got my BBA at 43, now 57. And I got my BA at 48. So both of my degrees are new, although they aren’t really really new. But we are never as smart as when we graduated university or high school. But still, the degrees of my 50s and 60s peers have aged 30 and 40 years ago. And my degrees are ten and fifteen years current.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– DISABILITY – Many of my peers are leveraging for SSI and Disability Insurance. That umbrella really hurts active viable older workers who have not yet given up. They are trying to beat the age requirement of 62, while they are relatively still young men and young women.

—– But wait, because there is more.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– SMARTER – I agree that active older workers play drag-butt with most of their fellow older workers. I play Lumosity, and several other neuro-science/neuro-plasticity computer games. Their statistics say that the smartest players are 20-25 years-old. And the statistics go down hill, in performance, from there. I now score in the top 25 percentile of the 20-25 group, because that is important to department heads and recruiters.

—– SINGLES – I started my own pro-employment marketing campaign called SNAK – Single No Kids. It included the empty-nesters and the divorced. It also included Generation Jones, the younger part of the Baby Boomers. I made in-roads with important people.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– Yes. And there is yet more than that.

—– PROCESSES – Many older workers stay with old legacy processes. But younger workers learn on new processes because they constantly hang in schools with academia. Their legacy processes are two to five years old, instead of 20 to 30 years old. It is just a matter of scale. Younger workers are not deliberately creative or inventive; they just fall into it.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

—– MEMORY – Younger workers deal with short-term memory while older workers deal with long-term. Really? Older workers enjoy Carly Simon and Journey. And younger workers enjoy Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rhianna. But if older workers wanted to listen to current music, they can just turn the dial if they want.

—– There probably is some aggressive ageism in tech. But everybody enjoys a good fight, from the moment we enter the building until the time we leave the building. While the boss didn’t start it, they can enjoy watching us leave blood on the floor.   [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

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