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Since i am a solo practitioner and do not have daily contact with a group of spirited professionals, i do not have an outlet for my questions and comments about today's events. So, after all of these years, i'm back. one recent event was such an affront to me that i needed to ask a question about leadership. Perhaps one of the most studied and analyzed personal ability or trait is leadership. So, i will not make an attempt in this posting to define it. All i want to do is to ask a question. This question is not framed to discuss the merits of any topic other than leadership. The question simply is directed at discussing leadership and the lack thereof. For the purpose of adding framework to the discussion, i suggest that leadership is like visible light. it is not good or bad. it is just either there or it is not. a person, on the other hand, can be a good leader or a poor leader.
President Obama campaigned on the issue of ending the war in Iraq. after it was ended, the President was recorded on video countless times saying two particular statements. the first was, "i promised i would end the war and i did." the second was, "For the first time in over a decade there are no US troops in Iraq." He elicited resounding cheers from the crowds after making these statements.
over the past weekend, President Obama said that he was puzzled by all of the questions about the removal of all troops from Iraq. he went on to say,"it was not my decision to take the troops out of Iraq." he basically then said that he was simply following through on commitments made prior to his entering the office."
Remember my argument has nothing to do with the wisdom of any events in Iraq. I am simply asking if the President is exhibiting leadership of a lack thereof. i chose against because i believe that the President has exhibited no leadership with this statement, and that he is a poor leader.by allonzo1An argument for
i heard that http://www.workistry.com can get you a job faster than monster.com
i heard that www.workistry.com is the worlds largest resume search engineby isoldmydomainsAn argument for
I hated reading it in school, at first. But then I got into it and it was a really good book, and very scary. I forget when he wrote the book, like 1920 something? And he predicted, or told, a story about a lot of things that happen today... which is scary, like I already stated, but overall, a good book. The ending wasn't all that great though, but it didn't leave me hanging for a sequel, so that's good.by crocodileman88An argument against
Admit it Liberals. Sara Palin is a smart women. You don't like her, and you are just afraid of her.
Sarah Palin is RETARDED and the only reason conservatives like her is because she likes to shoot guns, she is for guns, she shoots animals and is for homeland defense. I'm for all of those things, and I have liberal views. Another reason she is stupid is because she is rallying all these conservatives and giving them the idea that guns are the way to go no matter what. Not reall. So if you don't get your way, you're going to pull out a gun and intimidate people? Yeah, real brave.by crocodileman88An argument for
The Legalization of Marijuana
Notice how noone on this topic has gone against the legalization of mariijuana? That is a good thing, because marijuana is not a dangerous thing. No study has ever shown that someone has died solely by marijuana. Related deaths to marijuana have other drugs mixed in or alcohol. (Which is an intense experience by the way.) Anyways, if marijuana were to be legal, we could tax it, but that's definitely not the issue here. The issue we face is having all these people locked up in jail for having a little bit of a natural plant in their pocket. Wow. If that's the case, would you arrest someone if they started picking dandelions? You can make wine out of dandelions, why aren't they illegal? Plus that's even more dangerous than stumbling upon a marijuana plant and saying "hey I think I'm going to try smoking this and seeing what happens. Or just buying it from somebody. Sure the effects are strong, but usually you get scared of driving or anything that can cause harm to you. Alot of people like to just relax and hang out and laugh and have a good time. Good job, government, you have made something illegal that is harmless. Maybe you should take a look at those dandelions eh? Here is a recipe for dandelion wine. Wow anyone can make it and get drunk? That's pretty stupid if you are letting anybody go through with this. Point is: Legalize weed, and focus on something more important like, say, the economy?
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Seatbelt laws help raise awareness as to the extreme benefits of using and severe effects of not using seatbelts, and the laws can save valuable lives, even if only as a side effect of not wanting to get a ticket. by KatzwinkelAn argument for
Without it, there would be no Bioshock. Humorously, Bioshock takes objectivism to its ridiculous/logical extreme to show the result of a society that placed the success of the individual ahead of the health and survival of the society itself. Odd how the Ayn Rand Institute cries foul when someone turns their philosophy into the straw-man. Incidentally if you haven't yet, would you kindly play Bioshock?by amichalskiAn argument for
Star Wars in Concert
Very entertaining. Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Choir were outstanding.
Anthony Daniels, who narrated the entire evening, was quite comical and entertaining.
Lots of Memorabilia and Costumed characters for the kids to have Pictures taken with. Very Family oriented.by ComplaisantSoulAn argument against
Peeing while sitting down
The benefits and detriments of peeing while sitting down vary drastically based upon whether or not there is a toilet underneath the pee-er.by KatzwinkelAn argument for
Is Barbie a good role model?
Barbie is not a good role model, but neither is a hula hoop or a toy truck or a sandbox. Toys are not role models; people are role models, and children who are raised around proper, living, breathing, human role models will grow up to know the difference between reality and fantasy.
Little girls have been playing Pretty Pretty Princess since time immemorial, and nobody finds that the least bit disturbing: "I'm the Pretty Pretty Princess and I live in a great big castle, and my daddy is the King of Everything, and all the boys want to kiss me but I'm going to marry Prince Charming, the most handsome prince in all the land, and we're going to ride away on his big white horse and live happily ever after." In today's terms, that translates to: "My father is a high ranking official, we own everything, I get whatever I want, I live in the biggest house, I'm smokin' hot, and I marry a hot dude with a ton of money and a kickin' car, then we're happy forever." All you have to do is add: "Also, I have tits out to there, an ass that won't quit, and legs that reach to Kingdom Come," and you have Barbie.
Don't blame Barbie for the fact that women want to be attractive, and don't blame Barbie for the fact men like smokin' hot bods. Mattel doesn't force women to emulate a deformed female-esque chunk of injection molding. Mattel only filled a noticeable void with a marketable toy by playing off of preexisting neuroses. Barbie doesn't create body image issues; body image issues created Barbie. Perhaps if people acted as strong enough role models instead of blaming toys for the woes of the world, Barbie would never have had to happen.by Katzwinkel