INSPIRATIONAL: Different designs that are uplifting

Friday, December 6, 2013

http://www.inc.com/worlds-coolest-offices/tiny-offices.html?ps01904cubicles

The Coolest Cubicles in the World
BY CAROLYN CUTRONE , CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN AND ERIC MARKOWITZ

Small is beautiful–and efficient. These freestanding pods, domes, and workstations are so artfully designed and ecologically sound that one might wonder: Is this the future of work?

Turns out, the future of the cubicle isn’t very square at all. Some of the coolest small-office spaces in the world–for the workplace or the home–have indoor plexiglass spheres that dampen phone-call noise or outdoor polygons with triangular windows.

Here’s a look at all nine of Inc.’s favorites.

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Some very neat designs. 

Maybe when I get to New Hampshire?

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INSPIRATIONAL: Mandella — a conumdrum

Friday, December 6, 2013

FROM EMAIL

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:43 PM, X wrote:

You have a statement for your blog?

 

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:51 PM, I wrote:

Why? He’s a symbol who went a little nuts in his old age. Probably not without reason. (i.e., torture)

 

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:02 AM, X wrote:

It’s just that when famous people die, you usually write a short eulogy on your blog. See, someone is reading your blog!

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So Mandella was an admitted “communist”, but if I was in prison for 27 years, i’d be nuttier than I am now.

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/7-nelson-mandela-quotes-you-probably-wont-see-in-the-us-medi

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won’t See In The U.S. Media
The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.
posted on December 6, 2013 at 10:08am EST
Andrew Kaczynski

7. On the U.S. war with Iraq:

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”
Via cbsnews.com

6. On Israel:

“Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.”
Via jweekly.com

5. On the U.S. war with Iraq:

“All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.”
Via cbsnews.com

4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution:

“From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a source of
inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orquestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution. … Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.”
Via lanic.utexas.edu

3. Mandela on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, his longtime supporter:

“It is our duty to give support to the brother leader … especially in regards to the sanctions which are not hitting just him, they are hitting the ordinary masses of the people … our African brothers and sisters.”
Via finalcall.com

2. On the U.S. preparing to invade Iraq in a 2002 interview with Newsweek:

“If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.”
Via newsweek.com

1. On a Palestinian state:

“The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
Via cbsnews.com

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GUNS: Attacks on seniors would end quickly

Friday, December 6, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/29/and-wammmmmm-teens-randomly-target-beat-up-senior-citizens/

CRIME
‘AND WAMMMMMM’: TEENS RANDOMLY TARGET, BEAT UP SENIOR CITIZENS
Nov. 29, 2013 9:10am Liz Klimas

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A Fort Myers, Fla., teen was arrested this week for attacking senior citizens.

Traveshia Blanks is charged with two counts of battery in the seemingly random and senseless attacks, according to WBBH-TV.

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Hope the proverbial book gets thrown.

And Florida seniors should arm and protect themselves.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Sorry, if it takes a few casualties to reestablish civility.

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