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December 7th, 1941, A Date Which Will Live in Infamy. -FDR 

President Roosevelt new that terrible time would eventually fade from our memories and that we would lock them away way in that secret box we put things those things that hurt. When we do that, we lock something else important away with it. 

I remember the front page of the NY Times, Daily News and magazines covered with images and headlines. TV and radio played FDR's words. They reminded us to unlock the box and take out those terrible memories so that we would continue guarding against complacency that allows history to repeat itself.  

And then one day about fifteen years ago, the reminders on the front pages, TV and radio were absent. No replays of FDR's proclamation that this was an infamous date. You see, when we lock away memories like Pearl Harbor and WWII and 9/11, our gratitude for those great people who fought for us stay locked away too. 

Most of us don't want to think about bad memories. Why should we? It's painful. Most of us want to think about the things that make us feel good. We want to enjoy the peace and freedom that we have without someone like me throwing guilt on the table to remember that which we enjoy was preserved by millions who sacrificed, suffered and died defending us from a few of vicious tyrants and their minions who fought to turn our peace and freedom into fear and oppression. 

Last weekend was Thanksgiving and today is another thanksgiving. We're thankful Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini were defeated. And we're thankful for the people who fought against them for us. 

During the football game, Nutcracker here at Sally's school, in church, at your brunch or wherever you're relaxing or playing, take December 7th out of the box and be thankful for the people who paid for your peaceful day and then put it back in the box.

I found this Pearl Harbor's survivors' commemoration in a corner of Reuters this morning:

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+Doug S, one could say something similar about what Americans did to Native Americans. The lesson to be learned is stopping tyranny, not car manufacturers. And your stereotype remark is the bigoted racist divisive stuff that destroys society.    
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An evocative perspective on the hidden cause behind Ferguson by the brilliant "Sales Guy" +Jim Keenan 
Ferguson is about the American Dream and why the black community has been unable to embrace it, to understand Ferguson requires understanding the American Dream
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Intriguing thoughts here, +Gary S. Hart . Several years ago I became aware of a pastor named Thabiti Anyabwile, a black man who converted from Islam to Christianity. He eventually moved from his native Washington D.C. home to take over as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cayman Island. At a Pastor's conference he gave a talk on race that is one of the most brilliant insights that I have ever heard. I have it on mp3 and I'll send it to you, Gary. Meanwhile, http://www.christianpost.com/news/after-michael-brown-tragedy-dc-pastor-wonders-if-hell-be-the-next-black-dad-approaching-a-white-sheet-stained-with-his-sons-blood-125175/
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Watching the Veterans Day Ceremony on CSPAN. I've always been grateful for their sacrifice for our peace, security and freedom. They deserve more than one day of honorarium; a daily thank you for standing in harms way, taking bullets for us and living in deplorable conditions.

Every time I see someone in uniform, I say thank you very much. I pray for those who served and who are serving now as often as I can 

Without them, there would be no Google+, no fearless complaining about our government's failures, no women's rights, integration and the freedom to pursue our unique versions of life, liberty and happiness. 

 We salute you with honor and gratitude.

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Thank you +John Kampsen. The ones who survive, like your father, live with the hell of war for the rest of their lives. Nothing captures what they lived through. Movies, books, listening to their stories give us a seed of thought. We can only try to imagine. This is why it is so difficult to appreciate the value and cost of freedom. 
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Do colors have the same meaning in different cultures?

Do colors affect us in the amygdala on an instinctual level or are color's meanings cultural? 
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Thanks, +Gary S. Hart — glad you liked it and so nice that you "get" it!
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Happy Thanksgiving, wishing you and yours a functional day!
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Happy Thanksgiving to our Men and Women in Service

While we share our gratitude for our abundance of family, friends, food, fun-filled lives and football, let's take a moment to thank those wonderful folks who maintain our peace, safety and freedom.

#thanksgiving   #military   #militaryfamilies  
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Our military defines "paradox." We need them. Without them, our society would be as barbaric as any time in history. The men and women who serve do unthinkable jobs that movies and books can never do justice for. The writer's words and Jack Nicholson's portrayal come as close to expressing this tug of war.   

I'm grateful they stand on the wall to defend and protect our freedom and security. Thank you never seems enough. 


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Compared to other middle-skills categories examined:

 -jobs in “technical and sales management” had the highest aggregate value to U.S. business 
 -and are also among the highest in career lifetime value."

Positions in “sales management,” executives report, are among the hardest to fill.

US companies spend three times more on field sales than on all consumer advertising.

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After two decades of talk about the â�œnew economyâ� and the â�œdisruptionâ� of certain professions by the Internet, you might think that sales as we know it is as stale and outdated as Willy Loman -- a function that has been â�œdisintermediatedâ� by the digital revolution.
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A nougat allergy. Ha!
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Gary Hart led an 800% sales increase over a five-year span for a manufacturing technology company. As VP of Sales & Marketing, Gary accomplished this with continuous sales process and strategy improvements, coaching and exploitation of their CRM. The company maintained a competitive edge while leveraging the constantly changing market and economy. His team was recognized as the top sales team in the industry.

As an advertising account executive, Gary landed major marketing campaigns such as Toyota’s Import Car of the Year Award. His diversity of accounts included Avis, Cartier, Del Webb and Ideal Toy.

Gary built his own manufacturing technology sales company into an industry leader. In 1998, Gary founded TFORI Inc., a sales enhancement company that developed an industry specific sales and marketing CRM for small business.

Gary is a lifelong student of sales. His obsession for multiplying sales with sales process, strategy and messaging improvement borders a rather healthy addiction. He was a guest instructor for the Dale Carnegie Institute and was a key note speaker to numerous associations.

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