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  You'll Have to forgive Ivan.. The left and right hemispheres of his brain are currently in a struggle for dominance..    We think you will find this blog not only entertaining, but informative. And of course we encourage any comments you might want to share with the rest of the planet as well.
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Out Of The Foxhole Into The Captains Chair

     Out Of The Foxhole Into The Captains Chair  This post addresses the growing presence of women in work and service positions which traditionally have favored males because of body strength and their more focused aggressive nature.  Women’s interest in these positions has not only been motivated by gender equality issues but financial benefits as well.                                  Check This Out! Facts clearly bear out that for nearly all men and women there are significant differences between the male and female brain. This means that, in most cases, men and women do not behave, feel, think, or respond in the same ways, either on the inside or on the outside.                          Men Have Better Focused Thinking The male brain is highly specialized, using specific parts of one hemisphere or the other to accomplish specific tasks.    Men are able to focus on narrow issues and block out unrelated information and distractions.    Men can narrowly focus their brains on specific

What the Hell Did We Do to Celebrate Our Birthday

To me, there’s something wrong celebrating the day we were born .    Not only don’t we remember the occasion, there was no effort on our part to help Mom’s effort to give birth as quick as possible.    If anything, it’s our mom that went through months of effort and discomfort and often pain and anger before they popped us out.                                                                                                                     "Take that rug rat" OK we did experience some jerk slapping us on the butts but that's nothing in comparison to what our moms went through to give us life.           So here’s my proposal.  Don't stop giving me presents.   I recommend that the President declare an executive order that in addition to our presents, all Mothers be given presents, hugs and kisses to celebrate those days she popped one of us out.                                                                                                             Your Th

Minimum Wage Debate

Right Winger Moves Left & Lefty  Moves Right.                                      “ Stupid Me” just woke up with a good idea.     I’ll start from the beginning.      First let’s say that the amount of money to maintain a “basic standard of living” is enough to provide   the basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care, education plus some pleasurable stuff needed to live a basic standard of living.    Do you agree?   Of course you do.   Currently, in our society, there are those who’s wages do not provided enough to meet those needs.  So how do they survive?   Simple.   They receive enough government benefits which include entitlements, food stamps, subsidies and various other social services that are funded by your   taxes   to maintain their basic standard of a living .   But wait.  Instead of paying entitlements, why don’t we increase the minimum wage?  The worker will be making more money and afford to pay for their own standard of living.   At the same time, the

My Breakfast With Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations and his wife.

Not long ago I attended a country inn breakfast and had the pleasure of conversing with former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and his wife.    Now you don't converse with the Secretary General of the UN  without asking him a few questions.  Like they say in my tribe: "So  vat's gonna be?"  The following is a brief summary of what I learned  from my encounter with this very knowledgeable person. According to United Nations Quality of Life Survey statistics,  the  quality of life of human beings on our planet during the  past  hundred  years has sky rocketed, compared with  any previous  period  in  history.   This incredible gain has occurred in  spite of the  hundreds  of billions  of human deaths resulting from all  the wars,  genocides,  famines,  diseases and  natural disasters we  have  experienced during  this  period  of time.  The surveys measure  the  quality of life in two  areas.  Production level and the attitude  and  feeling  of &quo

Check Out This New Way to Tell Time...

             Check  Out This New Way To Tell Time                             W ith the  old digital technology  you can tell the time by looking at it.  However, with this new  wind up clock technology  you can also tell What Time It Was!                           But wait, there’s more!  With the new wind up  technology  you can actually experience the passing of time by watching the motion of the second, minute, and hour hands go by.    I n addition to being able to tell what time it was, by simply  looking  at this new technology you can also tell:  What time it’s going to be,  How many hours have gone by, How many hours you have left, How many minutes have gone by, How many minutes you have left, How many seconds have gone by, How many seconds you have left, How many hours in a day, When morning starts, When afternoon starts, When evening starts.  This new technology is wireless and it doesn’t need batteries.  You simply  wind it up  with your thumb and index finger.   With the ol

Pro Life VS Pro Choice Debate With A Different Ending...

    Not long ago my main squeeze and I attended a friend’s dinner party. After dinner during small talk in the living room, two women were having a “Pro-life / Pro-choice” friendly, but heated debate.  What we kept listening to were arguments for both sides.   The debate was so intense  that that my friend’s dog took shelter under a couch cushion.  After about an hour of them taking turns making each other wrong, I realized that they were not responding to each other’s arguments.   Every time either would make a point the other responded with a different point or an attack.   All of a sudden, I had a realization, cognition, and an epiphany that I wanted to share. “Excuse me, can I ask you a question?"   All of a sudden there was a polite silence between the debaters.     Even my friend’s dog stuck his head out from under the couch cushion with an expression of relief.    I told the ladies that I found their debate informative. However I realized that their attention should be focu