Archive for the ‘Introspection’ Category

By STEVE HARTMAN CBS NEWS

NEW YORK — This week we saw what a trillion gallons of water can cover. But more importantly, we saw what it can uncover — our potential as a nation.

I know it seems like eons ago, but remember what was in the news before this? Remember when nothing was more important to America than the fate of a Confederate statue? We were literally at each other’s throats over race, religion, immigration and, of course, politics.

And then Harvey came and pounded us with perspective.

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The 20-something heads of the Centrist Project and the Millennial Action Project say the problems of America run deeper than just the current President. Source: CNN

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This is exactly how I feel.

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Photo Credit:  AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

Bradley Burston writes, “[F]or three solid days, Netanyahu, who has something to say about just about everything, had nothing whatsoever to say about Charlottesville….And when, at long last, he decided to post something about Charlottesville, he and his staff managed to compose a tweet so mealy-mouthed, that it far surpassed Trump’s outrageous original statement for sheer opacity and intentional lack of focus….This is the message of Netanyahu’s silence regarding Charlottesville: I am not the prime minister of the Jewish people. I am the prime minister of all of the Jewish people who are right-wing, pro-settlement, anti-Palestinian, pro-Me.”

“The easiest task for an American president to perform – the very easiest – is to unreservedly condemn Nazism,” The Atlantic Editor-in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg tweeted on Monday. “There is nothing easier.” [Read more →]

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Quote of the week

Published under Favorite Quotes, Introspection Mar 22, 2017

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”

- Chinese Proverb

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quote of the week

Published under Favorite Quotes, Introspection Mar 01, 2017

“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”
- Ray A. Davis

 

 

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Drinking a glass of wine is just as healthy as going to the gym. Cheese is as addictive as crack. Fat, not sugar, is to blame for America’s obesity problem.

This is the kind of prevalent misinformation that Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND snacks, hopes to diminish with a new organization called Feed the Truth, launched Wednesday.

Lubetzky has pledged $25 million to fund the public health advocacy group in order “to offset self-serving industry agendas at the expense of public good,” a press release stated.

“It’s a very serious issue,” Lubetzky said of fake news and gone-viral inaccuracies. “We have a hard time rationalizing something that is not consistent with what we want to believe,” he explained in an interview. When it comes to food in particular, Lubetzky said people are eager to be prescribed a silver bullet. But, he said, “simplifying is very dangerous.”

The word “dangerous” here is hardly hyperbolic.

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Since the issuing of the travel ban last week, I’ve been in conversations with friend, family and colleagues. Below I’m sharing the note that I sent to my team on Tuesday.

Dear KIND Team,

The last several days have been emotionally draining and difficult for many of our team members. We are witnessing a continued unraveling of the civility, respect and common cause that have made America such a unique example for our world. Some of us have been debating how to respond in a meaningful way to try to bridge gaps, foster empathy and understanding, and use the force of KIND to unite our country. In the meantime, I wanted to share some personal thoughts.

Executive orders announced on Friday banning refugees and citizens from 7 predominantly Muslim countries (initially including dual citizens and green card holders) from traveling to the United States particularly concerned me. As many of you know, I am an immigrant AND the child of a refugee. My dad survived the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau during the Holocaust and was liberated by American soldiers in 1945. John Leahy’s dad was among the war heroes that risked their lives to save innocent people they had never met. It is that courage and kindness that has most defined America to me. Coming from Mexico, I grew to appreciate and never take for granted the rule of law, free enterprise system, freedom of expression, and moral fiber combining strength and compassion that have made our economy strong and our society so vibrant.

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