In 12 Minute Speech to America About Mass Shooting, Obama Refers to Himself 28 Times :: Grabien – The Multimedia Marketplace


In fairness to Obama, I am sure it was a rushed speech, and if he had time he could have add a few more mentions of himself. This president is the most self centered president I have ever seen… Just remember Ego means Edging God Out


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Less than six hours after the mass shooting today in Roseburg, Ore., President Obama called a press conference to demand new gun laws, a move he predicted would spur critics to accuse him of politicizing the issue. If they don’t accuse him of that, they might accuse him of making the tragedy about himself.

via In 12 Minute Speech to America About Mass Shooting, Obama Refers to Himself 28 Times :: Grabien – The Multimedia Marketplace.

Front Page of New York Post Gives These Tragedy Tourists a Name They’ve Definitely Earned


The New York Post said it best, nothing I can add….


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The Post details reaction from outraged online observers, as well as neighborhood residents who are apparently dealing with many tourists using the disaster as an “Instagram Moment”:

“‘Disgusting beyond words,’ wrote a commenter on the local-news blog EV Grieve, which reposted the snap.’Take a look at these people. Remember their faces,’ wrote Diane DiDonato, of Brooklyn, on Facebook.

‘They don’t deserve those smiles. People are dying behind them.’ Others called it ‘disaster porn.’ ‘It’s heartless,’ said Maurice Herz, 83, of the East Village.

‘THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION,’ one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. ‘SHOW SOME RESPECT,’ the sign demanded.”

via Front Page of New York Post Gives These Tragedy Tourists a Name They’ve Definitely Earned.

A Man is Shot During the Mesa Shootings But Needs to Do Something ‘Important’ Before Getting Help


The world is starting to scare me… Not the terrorist, but the narcosis


If you thought people couldn’t live without their phones, wait until you hear this.

Twenty-year-old Isaac Martinez was shot in the chest by the alleged Mesa shooter in Arizona after he refused to give up the keys to his car.

Instead of immediately calling for help, Martinez took a selfie of his bullet wound and posted it to snapchat:

via A Man is Shot During the Mesa Shootings But Needs to Do Something ‘Important’ Before Getting Help.

EMT That Posed for Sick Selfies with Dying Patients Gets the Boot | John Hawkins’ Right Wing News


bademtA Russian EMT is finding herself in hot water after posting several pictures of her with hurt/dying patients in the back of her ambulance. What a sick, sad person she must be. Why even choose this for a career? No one made you do a job you hate. Clash Daily reports:

via EMT That Posed for Sick Selfies with Dying Patients Gets the Boot | John Hawkins’ Right Wing News.

Too Much Praise Can Turn Kids Into Narcissists, Study Suggests


I have been stating this for years….


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“Research shows that narcissism is higher in Western than non-Western countries, and suggests that narcissism levels have been steadily increasing among Western youth over the past few decades,” the authors write in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

via Too Much Praise Can Turn Kids Into Narcissists, Study Suggests.

The most Awesome post you will ever read, it’s Epic!


Have you noticed that everything is awesome and epic? Every time someone post a new video of a dog doing something or a cat being a cat they claim it to be epic, the best, most funniest video ever… a must see….

Really?

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Can every video of very baby and every dog, or better yet, every baby with a dog be epic? Do we not cheapen the word, dilute its meaning? If, for example, a video of an older dog trying to catch a treat, failing each and every time, and finally after like 10 try’s they catch it, and it is called epic, what would we call a video of a dog doing the tango?

Not everything can be epic or awesome, something’s are just cute of funny and believe it or not, something’s are just plain and simple stupid and not epic, awesome or funny. Yet we seem to feel that we must label our video or posting as such, for fear that if we don’t someone may think we are not an epic as they are or an awesome and their other friends.

We seem to live in a world that needs constant pat-on-the-backs to feel relevant. Seems kind of silly to me that a posting can make someone feel relevant or not, but trust me, it does. Just look at most, if not all of your postings from friends, especially if you have friends in their 20’s or younger. Trust me, they base their relevance in the number of likes and comments they get on their posting about their latest epic adventure to the mall.

There was a time when epic had a meaning, a value behind it. Movies like the Ten Commandments and Gone with the Wind were considered epic, moves such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and The Christmas Carol were considered classics and movies such and Wasp Women were considered B-Lot classics. Today every movie is described as EPIC…. How can this be? How can everything Hollywood puts out be epic? If everything is Epic, than epic no longer has a value.

We waste our language and words, we misuse them and abuse them. Maybe it’s a sign of old age, maybe I am becoming that silly old man who clings to the past, but to me, it seems that the younger generation has no appreciation for the value of words. Maybe it’s because they don’t communicate, they tweet and text, maybe it’s because the spoken word have more meaning and value than a tweet or maybe its just because they are too lazy to learn the value and we, as adults are too lazy to teach the value.

18s0owmzdfju1jpgI remember when I was a kid, back in the 80’s, their use to be a public service announcement about no meaning no. That the word no had a value and that value was to be respected. Maybe we need to start teaching values of words again, that epic is not the same as interesting or cool or fascinating. Maybe we need to re-teach definitions. Yes I know, I just used the word cool, and the value or definition of the cool is not the way I used it. I get it, each generation has its slang, and I am good with that, but what I am getting at is I truly thing we have a generation of kids that truly do not understand the value of words. That they, words, have power and meaning. Typing a tweet or posting an update is not meaningful communication, yet it seems that many of our youth seem to feel that it is. They snap chat, tweet and Facebook, yet they fail to truly communicate. Now don’t get me wrong, I also Facebook and Tweet and LinkedIn, I am on my social networks daily and truly love the interaction with family and friends. BUT and this is a BIG BUT, I do not consider a Facebook posting a replacement for interaction. It is one form of communication but it is not a replacement for face-to-face communication.

IMG_1412The other day my nephew was over for dinner and quality time. We where having a nice conversation over dinner when he pulled out his phone read the message and proceeded to type and them make faces. I asked him if he would rather make faces at his phone than talk to me, his response, I’m snapchating, and I can multi-task. Maybe he can, but that is not the point, the point is respect. When I talk to him I give him my attention, I put down what ever book I may be reading or pause the movie I may be watching or end the conversation on the phone or ask him to wait until I do so. And then I give him my full attention. Yes sometimes the phone rings and I will look to see who is calling, and if need be answer it. And yes sometimes I will receive a text message and check to see who it is from. If I need to reply or answer the phone I will say “excuse me, I need to get this”. Respect…

But I digress, sorry, but in a way it fits in to my topic. The idea of respect is different today. I did ask my nephew if he thought it was respectful of him to chat, text and have a conversation with me all at the same time. He thought nothing of it. They all do it, all his friends. They are never truly 100% engaged in the moment, the conversation, they are always checking Facebook or instant messaging and twitter to make sure they are not out of the loop.

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And maybe this is why everything has to be EPIC, maybe because they are fighting for  attention in the digital world. Maybe epic really means, HEY, LOOK AT ME!

Maybe….

All I know is that most of the video’s and posting I read are not Epic or Awesome, they are at best cute or a bit funny but most are just simply stupid. A waste of digital space, polluting our digital world with digital garbage. Sad really, when you think about it. With so much potential to change the world for the better, we use this powerful tool to post Epic videos of cats being cats and awesome videos of dogs doing something… what a shame…

God Bless

Paul Sposite

Guided Insight Life Coach

www.PaulSposite.TeamASEA.com

It’s your ATTITUDE not your APTITUDE that determines your ALTITUDE


It’s your ATTITUDE not your APTITUDE that determines your ALTITUDE

May 01, 2013

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To be successful in any area in life you need to have the right attitude, which means you have to approach any task or job with determination, tenacity and above all plenty of enthusiasm.

In business, when it comes to choosing the right individual for a certain post or promotion, I have always gone for people who have PMA – in other words Positive Mental Attitude.

Leadership and business management comes with its own set of challenges and pressures and it is a common mistake to let these problems and distractions become the major focus – that is why it is so important for senior managers to always look forward rather than backwards.

Of course, it is important for people to have skills, training and experience but I have always been a huge believer in putting attitude above aptitude. You can come fully equipped for a role but without real enthusiasm the best skill-set will count for very little. You can train somebody and give them the tools but you can’t give them the right attitude.

In my view there are two types of people in this world, and those who take the glass half empty approach are simply setting themselves up for failure no matter what targets they set themselves.

In any situation in life, people are looking for leaders to guide and direct them. That is particularly the case when you are going through a difficult or challenging period in the development of a company. Always remember there is only one person watching them and hundreds watching you.

I have always been a believer in leading by example and the nature or character of an organization is more often than not shaped by the person at the top – that is why it is so important for senior executives to set the right tone and atmosphere.

Staff can instinctively grasp when something is not right within a business and it is vital not to panic and send out the wrong message during those difficult times and tough trading conditions – in other words stay positive.

More importantly, having the right attitude can have a real impact on the business in terms of its performance. There are too many organizations which allow a blame culture to flourish without properly understanding the negative effect it can have on the business.

When I have a bad month in my organization, I get the senior management team together to discuss the reasons why performance isn’t the best. About 20 per cent of the meeting is normally taken up with looking at exactly what went wrong and the rest is spent discussing how to put the problem right.

Of course, it is really important to understand why something has not worked but it is even more important not to get caught up with the process of looking backwards. A firm which prefers to look to the past rather than to the future is always going to struggle in the long term.

The key to real success is an ability to adapt to change, and that will never happen if you approach every challenge with a negative attitude. People with the right mental attitude can always take something positive from a difficult situation and most important of all, will be constantly looking at ways of moving a business on to the next stage of its journey or development.

James Caan

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130501104129-32175171-it-s-your-attitude-not-your-aptitude-that-determines-your-altitude

I hope you enjoyed…

God Bless

Paul Sposite

Guided Insight Life Coach