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What Would Machiavelli Say?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/26/2019 - 07:35

Niccolò di Bernardo de Machiavelli was an Italian politician, a philosopher, humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period.

Machiavelli is best known as the father of modern political science. For many years he was a senior official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs.

Happy Birthday Walt

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:18
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This is your invitation to attend Walt Whitman’s Birthday Party. Whitman worked as a schoolteacher, printer, newspaper editor, journalist, carpenter, freelance writer, and civil servant, but he is best known as one of America’s poet of democracy.

Networking Time

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:54

Networking is when you decide to interact with a group of colleagues, peers or professionals to create relationships, contacts, connections, and possible opportunities for your professional career.

A new college graduate who I really and truly admire recently shared thoughts and some apprehension on their future job search.

My advice was to begin networking with a smile asking individuals to get together for coffee or tea. Keep it short and sweet.

Dear XXX,

Attacking Journalism

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:11
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The history of press freedom goes back to the birth of mass media. As soon as the printing press was invented, officials created ways to censor it. In the American colonies, the defense of John Peter Zenger against libel charges in 1735 is often seen as the cornerstone of American press freedom.

The US Justice Department has apparently decided to test a legal case which unfortunately carries with it First Amendment implications, and may affect the future directions of a free press.

Who Is In Charge?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:57

"I actually, ardently pray for the president because — sometimes when we're talking to him, he agrees. Then, I said one time, 'Who's in charge here because you agree and then all of a sudden something changes?' What goes on there?" Pelosi said of her Trump intervention comments. The Speaker of The US House of Representatives, Nancy Patricia Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987, and is the only woman to have served as Speaker and the highest-ranking elected woman in the #USA.

The I Word Impeachment

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:58

Following a thorough investigations there may be an impeachment, which is achieved after a legislative body files charges against a government official. However, it does not always result in the removal from office. It is a statement of charges, just like an indictment in criminal law.

#POTUS had another bad day in court and so did #realDonaldTrump.
Congress is following the Dollars and perhaps Rubles and it may not be long before #WeThePeople know where it’s coming from.

A second judge refuses to block US House subpoenas for #TrumpBank records.

Latinos Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:01
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The other day I enjoyed watching Rita Moreno, and Andy Garcia pay tribute to stars for Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who were awarded this year with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Songs of the Library of Congress.

The special featured José Feliciano, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Emily Estefan and the original cast members of "On Your Feet!", and a special performance by Quincy Jones.

Never Undervalue You

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:16

Recently, I had an individual who graduated tell me they have trouble with self-worth and later I heard others voicing doubts about their personal abilities. You are worth a whole lot more than you may realize and know that your confidence and smile does increase your face value.

Whenever you are assessing your abilities, you need to believe that YOU deserve to be held in the highest regard. If you don’t value yourself high enough, you’re less likely to succeed on almost every conceivable level. Learn to be proud of who you are.