From Charlottesville to Cobourg, free speech walks a …

By | August 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...

Where is the leadership in this toxic brew of …

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

twisted populism, failing leadership and genetically driven Darwinian leaders? Double, double toil and trouble; Fire leaders, and burst their bubble; Fair is foul, and foul is fair, The peoples' cupboard is always bare. When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won, That will be ere the set of sun, and the populist movement overcome. – adapted from Read more...

On Bullshit – a perspicacious, philosophical take on …

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: business, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , |

our society's state of affairs and the President of BS Four things you might not know The author of the bestselling book, On Bullshit is Harry Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University. Frankfurt writes that bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies because eventually the excess of bullshit erodes the practitioner and the society's Read more...

America! Where is your outrage? Because …

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: business, community, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

Atlas can't keep shrugging off this guy Trump Three things you might not know – and one you do Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, said his favorite book is Ayn Rand's 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged. That's troublesome. In Greek mythology, Zeus makes Atlas, a Titan, forever hold the heavens on his shoulders. Rand's title means he carries the Read more...

President Donald Trump will quit …

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: business, politics, social, trumpwatch|Tags: , , , , , , |

because the kid in him is overwhelmed, scared to death and cannot survive knowing he will be seen as a "loser" (Donald Trump photo courtesy New York Times) Four must read articles Here are a few quotes taken from from four articles written between March 2016 and May 16, 2017, which will tell you all you need to know Read more...

The foxes will never fix the hen house of democracy …

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , |

and the hens will never stop being a bunch of chickens Three things you might not know Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove he wasn't a chicken. But being a bunch of turkeys doesn't get us anywhere either, except over to the other side of the same road, which, as Plato established 2,400 years ago, is Read more...

Fool us once, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: business, politics, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

America you've be duped, again Three things you might not know  Richard M. Nixon said, "When the President does it that means it is not illegal." Donald Trump will be in violation of the Constitution on the day he is sworn in. Regardless of Trump's efforts to dodge the conflict of interest issue, he can't dodge the US Constitution. Read more...

Leadership and the power of emulation …

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: business, community, communitywatch, politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

 Could Trump's brand of leadership become a problem across  generations of leaders?   Four things you might not know, and one you do We all know Trump is "yuugh" on branding and basks in his monarchy-impersonation of leadership. What we don't know is how four years of it will impact leadership practices everywhere. Research over the last half-century confirms that Read more...

Isn’t one lunatic with nuclear weapons enough?

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , |

Three things you might not know: In 5-10 years America, your children and your grandchildren could be in the nuclear cross-hairs of North Korea. Egypt and other countries could be customers for Kim Jong Un's nuclear warheads. Three times Trump asked foreign policy advisors why he couldn't use nuclear weapons to solve the nation's problems. (Two minute read) America, ask Read more...

Trump plays high school dodge ball

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome|Tags: , , , , , , |

3 things to think about: Being one of 1,860 billionaire's does not qualify anyone to be President of the United States. One lousy interviewer can deprive Americans of critical information they require to make educated decisions. "30 days" for a war plan is typical of someone who thinks the art of war is similar to the art of the deal. Read more...

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