Culture, Documentation, Ethics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Technology

Gender Violence Issues—and a Few Good Men [TED Talk]

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: What’s going on with men? Continue reading

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Psychology

The Art of Intrapreneurship, according to @GuyKawasaki

See also Keirsey Temperament II Sorter and Strengths Finder.

“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” Robert L. Schwartz

Guy Kawasaki‘s real-world list of what you have to do to succeed as an intrapreneur. Continue reading

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Psychology

A Song for My Friends

My friends are going through a rough time right now; this psalm is for them, speaking first to their oppressors who seek to destroy their family and home, then in turn to my friends with words of wisdom — selah — from Spurgeon’s Treasury of David.

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God’s loving kindness endures continually.

Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

You love evil more than good,
lying rather than speaking the truth.

Selah

You love all devouring words,
you deceitful tongue.

God will likewise destroy you forever.
He will take you up, and pluck you out of your tent,
and root you out of the land of the living.

Selah

The righteous also will see it, and fear,
and laugh at him, saying,

“Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God’s house.
I trust in God’s loving kindness forever and ever.

I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it.
I will hope in your name, for it is good,
in the presence of your holy ones.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity.
There is no one who does good.

God looks down from heaven on the children of men,
to see if there are any who understood,
who seek after God.

Every one of them has gone back.
They have become filthy together.
There is no one who does good, no, not one.

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and don’t call on God?

There they were in great fear, where no fear was,
for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you.
You have put them to shame,
because God has rejected them.

Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When God brings back his people from captivity,
then Jacob shall rejoice,
and Israel shall be glad.

Save me, God, by your name.
Vindicate me in your might.

Hear my prayer, God.
Listen to the words of my mouth.

For strangers have risen up against me.
Violent men have sought after my soul.
They haven’t set God before them.

Selah

Behold, God is my helper.
The Lord is the one who sustains my soul.

He will repay the evil to my enemies.
Destroy them in your truth.

With a free will offering, I will sacrifice to you.
I will give thanks to your name, Yehowah, for it is good.

For he has delivered me out of all trouble.
My eye has seen triumph over my enemies.

I am your Witness, June 19th, 9am.

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Psychology, Religion

Christian = Love

America's Most Wanted Pedophile former Watchtower's Jehovah's Witness Frederick McLean

America’s Most Wanted Pedophile former Watchtower’s Jehovah’s Witness Frederick McLean

A Pedophile’s Paradise Fredrick McLean, a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, is wanted for sexual assaults on multiple children entrusted to his care over a 20 year period.

Frederick McLean, 57, was charged in San Diego Superior Court in January of 2005 of four counts of child molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. Investigations into the assaults found that McLean lures his victims into trusting him, and then uses that trust to molest and manipulate his victims. Investigators have identi ed numerous victims and believe McLean may be seeking new victims. McLean has been described as being very intelligent and methodical; planning everything he does to the smallest detail. He may have over $100,000 in cash at his disposal. McLean may have changed his appearance to aid in his  ight from justice. Investigators say McLean is considered armed and dangerous.

Is Frederick McLean hiding in your spiritual paradise?
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Psychology, Technology

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

www.baxleyglass.com

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Report

for Angela Baxley Glass

(Gallup 2011)

  • Futuristic: inspire others with their visions of the future…
  • Strategic: given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
  • Activator: can make things happen by turning thoughts into action—they are often impatient.
  • Maximizer: focuses on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence; seeks to transform strong into superb.
  • Individualization: intrigued with the unique qualities of each person; has a gift for how people who are different can work together productively.

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Culture, Music, Neuroscience, Psychology, Writing

A thousand years, if not for this…

O [redacted], You have searched me And know me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You sift my path and my lying down,
And know well all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But see, O [redacted], You know it all!
You have closed me in, behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me –
Knowledge too wondrous for me,
It is high, I am unable to reach it.
Where would I go from Your Spirit?
Or where would I flee from Your face?
If I go up into the heavens, You are there;
If I make my bed in the grave, see, You are there.
I take the wings of the morning,
I dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
There, too, Your hand would lead me,
And Your right hand hold me.
If I say, “Darkness shall cover me,”
Then night would be light to me;
Even darkness is not dark for You,
But night shines as the day –
As is darkness, so is light.
For You, You possessed my kidneys,
You have covered me in my mother’s womb.
I give thanks to You,
For I am awesomely and wondrously made!
Wondrous are Your works, And my being knows it well.
My bones was not concealed from You,
When I was shaped in a hidden place,
Knit together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
And in Your book all of them were written,
The days they were formed,
While none was among them.
And how precious are Your thoughts to me, O El!
How great has been the sum of them!
If I should count them,
They would be more than the sand;
When I wake up, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wrong, O Eloah!
Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed!
They speak against You wickedly.
Bring Your enemies to naught!
O [redacted], do I not hate them, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
With a complete hatred I hate them;
They have become my enemies.
Search me, O El, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my thoughts;
And see if an idolatrous way is in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
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Psychology, Religion

Pedophilia: A Letter to my Mother in Support of Candace Conti

I compiled all this because my heart ached realizing how you’d judged Candace, and her mother—whose name is Kathleen Conti—”it was her mother’s responsibility”. You judged but you did not know the facts.

Candace Conti

Candace Conti

You raised me to think of Candace as my sister. My heart goes out to my sister. Looking at her face she even reminds me of my own sisters.

I don’t know if Candace is in association with the Watchtower any more. I imagine not. It doesn’t matter, to me she is my sister. I pray for her, in hopes that her belief in our heavenly father was not tied to the Watchtower as mine was. I hope she knows that the actions of those “imperfect men” do not represent that of her Father. I hope that if they disfellowshipped her, like others I know have been for going to the authorities and/or media, that she knows that this is not her Father rebuking her, but a corporation who is protecting their ass—er—assets. Short sighted, they are concerned with man, rather than God. Continue reading

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