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Bikini Interlude 8

Posted in Society on September 20th, 2014
Bikini Interlude – End of Season 2014

As is the case with almost all the Bikini Interlude posts, there’s really no real purpose to this post beyond providing myself and any who come here a brief interlude of beauty and a last taste of these pleasures as the bikini season ends for the year.

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Bikini Bootcamp: Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body
Beauty
The Bikini Competition Diet Bible: A Complete Diet Guide for Bikini Competitors (Diet, Nutrition, Bikini Competition, Health, Body Building)
Bikini Gold Edition Calendar - 2015 Wall calendars - Swimsuit Calendar - Pin up Girl Calendar - Sexy Calendar - Monthly Wall Calendar by Magnum
At the Beach

The Bloodied NFL

Posted in Politics, Society on September 18th, 2014

The National Football League (NFL) isn’t having a good season so far and the season has just begun. This certainly doesn’t bode especially well the national organization.

Bloodied and Battered NFL Logo
A Bloodied and Battered NFL

Hellfire! Even Congress and the White House has laid into them lately over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his fiance in an elevator.

This quote seems to sum up the issues that NFL is currently experiencing. It equally well sums up one of America’s more self-destructive flaws of character and thinking.

The season hasn’t exactly gotten off to a roaring start for the National Football League. With the release of the infamous Ray Rice elevator video, questions about whether the NFL properly investigated the Rice incident and treated other domestic violence incidents with the seriousness, concern and respect they deserve, and more recently the disclosures about Adrian Peterson’s treatment of his son, the NFL has been battered by bad news.

– Bob Webner
“The Bloodied NFL Shield”

One – We have the tendency to make role models out athletes even though athletic ability has no moral or ethical component and the majority of professional athletes, especially in football, come from backgrounds that never fostered any sort of proper behavior in them. And, of course, when our false gods of sports celebritydom disappoint us by reverting to form, we rant and rail at their employers to punish them harshly – less because of what they did then that they betrayed the image we painted of them.

Two – Our society has reached the point where we want employers to be accountable for the actions of their employees off the job and to harshly punish those employees – termination of their livelihood being the preferred punishment – who violate public sensibilities on their own time.

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I don’t think it possible to overly stressed just how bad and how societally destructive these two belief structure are to our nation.

Related Reading:

A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member (Volume 1)
Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Athlete vs. Mathlete: Time-Out
Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles

Modern Economics

Posted in Humor, Politics, Society on September 17th, 2014

While Obama’s legacy will be both limited and unflattering, the boy has been significant in some ways. Obama’s installation as POTUS in 2008 ushered in a new, modern school of economics…

Chimp Relaxing - Waiting on EBT and his new Obama Phone
Modern School of Economics

Apparently, in a total departure from all previous Western schools of economic though, this modern, Obama-inspired set of economic theories is predicated upon completely separating remunerations from labor effort or worth. This is a new and significant economic idea and one that Obama and the Congressional Democrats should be given full credit- and remembered for.

Related Reading:

Employment Law: Cases and Materials
Employment Law (6th Edition)
A Is for America
Redundancy Sucks: Simple NLP techniques to help with your job hunting! (Job Search & Unemployment Books)
Labor in America: A History