“I was raised to know that I should never …

By |2018-08-30T07:11:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: community, politics, social, trumpwatch, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

sacrifice a principle for personal ambition." Who said it? (7 minute read) Oh, okay, that's an easy question to answer. But inherent in the answer is a much larger question and a much more revealing answer. In death, John McCain's belief in putting principle before personal will not only be amplified but may well write one of his most Read more...

The inmates are running the asylum …

By |2018-08-14T04:51:14+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

in every city hall and they keep banging their heads against the same wall, expecting a different outcome. That's insanity! (5 minute read) Albert Einstein (photo: ThoughtCo) The "banging heads ... insanity" phrase is attributed to Albert Einstein, and if he were here today, and was asked his opinion on governments, I am certain he would say, Read more...

Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Donald Trump, Frank Underwood …

By |2018-08-01T08:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

only one of these is not a real Ponzi scheme (2 minute read + links to three articles, a book, a blog and a video) Trump fatigue is a common aliment in infirmaries across America, hell around the world, and yet our addiction to Trump's stranger-than-fiction, news keeps seducing our curiosity, despite the raging headache. Trump's reality-TV series, "The Read more...

The road to character is steep and …

By |2018-07-20T11:58:29+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

it's a dead-end for most "so-called" leaders (Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines – photo courtesy Trover) (8 minute read) Being in a position of leadership is not a qualification for being a leader; leadership positions are a dime-a-dozen, leaders are as rare as the humility and wisdom that guides their lives. David Brooks, in his excellent Read more...

Information is not knowledge …

By |2018-06-19T06:14:15+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, social, uncategorized|Tags: , , |

and it's no substitute for ignorance (5 minute read) "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance." – Herodotus Today, as never before, information is increasing and knowledge is decreasing. Because it’s the era of … quick-click, sound-bite, short-clip, digital drivel – we’re buried in a tsunami of information, roiling across the Internet. We’re addicted to Read more...

Fascism versus Democracy …

By |2018-06-11T08:28:36+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

or 'the strong and wrong versus the right and weak' (7 minute read) I've borrowed the heading from something President Bill Clinton said, and former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright restated in her new book, Fascism: A Warning. It's a must read for anyone who gives a damn about the stopping the decline in our democracy and the Read more...

Communities are dying …

By |2018-06-11T08:50:00+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|

from a lack of public engagement, aided and abetted by toxic discourse (7 minute read) A common definition of community is a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social and economic ties, share common values and perspectives, and engage in joint action in a geographical location or setting. The critical part of this definition is Read more...

Out-living your money is a senior’s nightmare …

By |2017-10-11T18:13:48+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

 But it doesn't have to be this way. For many Ontario seniors like Morris Adams, living longer could soon improve financially ... but you have to do something – before October 19th   Morris Adams, 91-year-old Canadian "The fear of seniors is that they will outlive their money. Ruthie and I have.” – Morris Adams (2 minute Read more...

Trump would fail “Basic Training” as Commander-In-Chief because …

By |2017-09-07T17:40:28+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , |

... he doesn't pass the minimum requirements in the US Army's FM 6-22 Leader Development Field Manual Three things you might not know Donald Trump would not pass the "five crucial qualities" in the US Army's basic leadership development manual. The "time horizon" and the "order of information complexity" inherent in most decisions required at the level of a Read more...

From Charlottesville to Cobourg, free speech walks a …

By |2017-08-18T06:09:03+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , |

fine line between open debate and abusive control (6 minute read) The tragedy in Charlottesville Virginia last week cannot be equated with millions of daily infringements on free speech but its violence exposes the problem of maintaining the fragile balance between two fundamental pillars of democracy: the people's freedom versus the autocrats' control. When free speech turns abusive and Read more...

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