Saturday, September 20, 2014

Conflict Of Interest Exposed In the ISIS Iraq-Syria Debate

By Horatio Green

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, left, 
visits with former Army Vice-Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane
during a Defense Policy Board meeting at the Pentagon 
on Tuesday, Nov.29, 2011: DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Flickr Creative Commons, license Attribution 2.0 Generic
Nation Magazine’s Lee Fang provides enlightening, yet not surprising insights into the cable news reporting on the ISIS threat. He writes that some retired generals and other military experts promoting military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stand to gain financially from it. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Managements Leadership Problem

By Horatio Green

Seventh Grade Leadership Curriculum draft 
Credit: Andrew Watt Copyright: Creative Commons: 
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0): 
Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “One does not ‘manage’ people. The task is to lead people. And the goal is to make productive the specific strengths and knowledge of every individual.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Be Aware When Your Child Has a Bad Cold; It May Be More Serious Than You Think

By Horatio Green

A rare viral health threat has presented itself in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states and is spreading. The threat comes from an outbreak of Enterovirus D68.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, the Day I Thought I lost My Wife

By Horatio Green

An Angiograph of a grape sized berry aneurysm in a cerebral artery.
 Credit: Lucien Monfils; Copyright:GNU Free Documentation License

On May 27, 2014, my wife Kathy woke up happy, singing and humming to herself, ready for the day. But, for the little girl I married fifty-one years ago, and me, it only took an instant for our lives to change; certainly Kathy’s more than mine.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Will We Destroy the Place We Call Home?

The waste dump, a result of unbridled consumerism
 (Photo Credit: Shutterstock; Copyright: Public Domain)
An uninhabitable earth at some point in our future is not an unreasonable thought. Years of disregard for mother earth can cause components of the earth system to change. Consequently, humankind should not shrug off warnings of cataclysmic environmental transformations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Living with a Control Freak Is Not Easy

Do you have someone in your life that doesn’t trust your judgment? One who feels they need to control every aspect of your life. If you do, chances are that that someone is a control freak.

My someone, like so many control freaks, has a high opinion of himself. He is obsessive.He easily becomes agitated and will engage in long, loud, and angry one-way arguments (whether there is a reason to be angry or not) over any issue. He is not interested in what I have to say. He talks down to me. He attempts to intimidate by rapidly and loudly talking over anything I attempt to say. If I should be able to make a counterargument that in anyway threatens his argument, he will shut down and not speak to me for days. It’s a behavior demonstrate not just toward me but others as well.

‘We Have It in Our Power to Begin the World Over Again’

If we’re not satisfied with things the way they are, if we’re concerned how we are governed and the decline of our freedoms, if we truly want to change things, then, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi and so many who have gone before us, who all essentially have sent the same message, 'Be the change you want to see in the world.’

It means, “… [an] awareness that one person, alone, can’t change anything, an awareness that unjust authority can be overturned only by great numbers of people working together with discipline and persistence.”

The message resonates once it’s understood that it’s the takeaway message of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", in which he wrote, "We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Post-antibiotic Era That Threatens the Achievements of Modern Medicine

Author: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Author: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics meant to fight infections by killing or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria are increasingly becoming ineffective. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, reports, “Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.”

The CDC Threat Report 2013 claims, “Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.”

Monday, July 28, 2014

What You Should Know About Circovirus in Dogs

In California, Michigan, and Ohio last year, it’s suspected that circovirus was responsible for making some dogs sick. The virus is suspected in causing the deaths of some dogs in Ohio. Some veterinarians fear it may make its way across country. If not treated, it has the potential to kill an infected dog.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Participatory Management Skills That Define Today’s Strong Leaders

In today’s world, unlike the days of the autocrat, managers who employ a participatory style, but can readily employ other styles of management as needed, generally have successful operations. It’s what now defines managers as effective and strong leaders.(This article was first published on the Yahoo Contributors Network on December 5, 2013)