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Cordial Political Dialog in the Office

Cordial Political Dialog in the Office

If you want to get a team riled up, drop a political comment into a group conversation and hold on.  Politics are more of a third rail at work than when we gather at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  I can say with confidence that political conversations frequently do not end well.  Oh sure, the casual banter starts off with reasonable engagement, but it quickly devolves into rhetoric as the verbal combatants stop listening and prepare to hurl volleys of poorly…

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Political: Spin Doctors Rule These Days and Does Truth Even Exist?

Political: Spin Doctors Rule These Days and Does Truth Even Exist?

This is not a political blog and I do not wish to make it one. That being said, what interests me in all the recent back-in-forth amongst of the candidates is the spin and how easy people believe what they are told. When did humanity turn their brains off? The below quote is from one of my favorite authors, Terry Goodkind, and is very appropriate in today’s world. “People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything….

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Oh Crap, things are just getting worse

Oh Crap, things are just getting worse

Banks and lenders are continuing to have rough times and things seem to be getting worse. Was it not last week that spokes people for Fannie and Freddie said that they were able to deal with their troubles and were adequately capitalized??? What the heck happened over the weekend? Someone finally got around to balancing the corporate checkbooks? (I know it is not that simple) “White House, Fed will rescue Fannie, Freddie Government-sponsored lenders are too global to go under,…

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