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Michael van der Galien
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Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.

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Former British MP Blair to Merkel: Please Do 'Everything Possible' to Reverse Brexit

The former UK prime minister asks the German chancellor to help undermine the will of his own people. Hm. What could go wrong?
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Heroes and mentors

Mentors provide bespoke guidance. They take a personal interest in you. It's customized, rare and expensive.

Heroes live their lives in public, broadcasting their model to anyone who cares to look.

The internet has created a long tail of heroes. There are tens of thousands of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, social leaders, politicians (okay, maybe not thousands of these), coders and colleagues to find and emulate. WWHD. What would my hero do?

I find heroes everywhere I look. I find people who speak to me over my shoulder, virtual muses, who encourage me to solve a problem or deal with a situation the way they would. This is thrilling news, because there are so many heroes, so freely available, whenever we need them.

For all the people out there using the fact that Jeff Bezos (or Jacqueline Novogratz or Husain Abdullah or Chris Anderson or Anne Jackson) won't be their mentor as an excuse for inaction, there are a dozen who realize that their example is enough.

Like a custom made suit, a mentor is a fine thing to have if you can find or afford it. But for the rest of us, heroes will have to do.

By Seth Godin, posted on October 15, 2010

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/heroes-and-mentors.html
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Boom! No, Texas is NOT turning blue: #TedCruz receives 1,3 million votes. 85% of Republican primary voters support him. His Dem opponent later this year got only half of Ted's amount.
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Hooray! The #Texas House #FreedomCaucus has been victorious in the primaries
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"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men. For they may act on their dreams with open eyes to make them possible." -- T.E. Lawrence
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Christie: 'Really Awful' People Are 'Trying to Hurt' Kellyanne Conway

In an interview with the New York Times, former Trump confidant and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lashed out at unnamed people in the White House for trying to discredit Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and Trump's former campaign manager.

"She’s gotten a bad rap at times," Christie said, "but I think that’s because of some of the really awful people inside the White House who have been trying to hurt her, as opposed to anything the press came up with on its own."

As The Hill points out, "Conway is one of the last major figures from the Trump campaign to remain in the White House after people such as [Hope] Hicks and former chief strategist Stephen Bannon departed." If she is forced out like them, Trump will have very few (if any) old-time loyalists left (who aren't family, that is).
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With the continuous attacks from the far-left on the military, I actually think that having a parade is a good idea. Normally, I'm not in favor of such events (too Dutch for that) but considering the circumstances Trump's got a point.
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Hungarian PM: European Leaders Have 'Opened the Way to the Decline of Christian Culture' #Hungary #ViktorOrban #Orban #Fidesz
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No, Not All Brexit Supporters Are 'Idiots'

It's ridiculous that this actually has to be the title of an article, but this is the age in which we are living. All those who are NOT far-left are routinely portrayed as "stupid."

#Brexit #Politics
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