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Good points James and ones that concern me too. However, I believe there is hope. I don't know how prevalent this trend is in the USA, but certainly here in Canada, an increasing number of TV viewers seem to be cancelling cable & satellite subscriptions.

Whether they then spend the same, more or less time watching non-broadcast TV I do not know, but the point is that they are exercising a choice.

Secondly, small live music jams are well attended with rarely a cell phone, tablet or lap top to be seen. At the one I play (badly) at each Friday, people even talk to one another between the songs.

Thirdly, I think the pendulum will swing back to common sense and a (perhaps partial) return to the basic values that made Western societies great. Sadly I fear the swing may not be complete in my lifetime.
Years ago at a motivational seminar and the speaker mentioned something that was of surprising value to me. Surprising, as I’ve always thought of motivational speakers as being made up mostly of pe...
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Good story, Age and experience prevail yet again.
The road from downtown Quito out and around to Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s highest peak, takes about an hour and a half to negotiate. Actually there are several dirt roads.....
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Good message Cher, I would have liked to have heard you deliver that speech and watch the response of your fellow members.

I speak a fair bit outside of Toastmasters, always trying to inspire people using stories from my life. You are absolutely correct that speaking from the heart makes the connection and moves people.

Toastmasters training and experience helps us do it better.  
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                  A strange type of justice was reported in the National Post on Saturday. A bizarre decision by a jury in Montreal convicted a woman of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death. The…
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Good article, worth reading to find out why #HumpDay is so popular, I thought it was something quite different.
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Here's the link to Chris Pocock's book The Story of Polo Crosse, it's worth getting if you had any connection with Polo-Crosse, Rhodesia or Zimbabwe.
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Uncanny, I was in a different war, on a different continent, different casualties, similar symptoms, same songs. Good story +James Strauss Thanks for intro +Chuck Bartok 
I came back from Vietnam on a hard white gurney, flown in by one of those planes they called Starlifters at the time. Those wounded of us in that fuselage had all been pinned up in plastic sacks..........
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Certainly does, regardless of the generation it affects or the sophistication of the weapons used too.
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Amazing power of commitment for getting stuff done.

      Ed Schipul via Compfight This is a short post about commitment and how it is the fuel for achievement. In 2012, I started writing the story of my adventures in Africa as a series of blog posts in the Memorable Moments category on this blog. Over the…
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One simple trick to set commitments in concrete.

Yes there is one simple trick to set your commitment in concrete, make it as enduring as if it was cast in a tablet of stone. Just like the ten commandments. Richard Elzey via Compfight Assuming it is a real commitment to take steps towards a real goal…
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    James Hill via Compfight On 5 April, I published this post, The Tail Wagging the Dog, on my other blog. The post is about the lynching-by-social-media of Bernard Eich, CEO of Mozilla ...
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A poignant commentary and one I agree with ... with respect to freedom of opinion & speech. It is a tragedy that those (not all, but many) who scream for acceptance of their choices, refuse to accept mine. Tolerance is a two way street.

And I'm sick of the vilification of "them" whether gays, Christians, the President, etc. A lack of respect. Anyone is entitled to their opinion but that entitlement comes with the responsibility to respect others' opinions as well.

I'm reminded of a story about a famous Nazi death camp survivor (I forget who, perhaps Eli Weisel). A group of neo-Nazis applied for a permit to march in the town this man lived in. Townspeople wanted to reject the permit so they asked this man to speak for their cause, to prevent these neo-Nazis from marching.

He refused to help, saying, "I abhor what they stand for and say but I will fight to the death their right to say it."

The Nazis had taken away his freedom and to do the same to these neo-Nazis would put him at the same level, which he refused to do.

I've tried to model my viewpoints and actions on this man.
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Contrarian Thinker, Spoken Word Artist, Writer.
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Worked for large and small companies, started and ran own businesses in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Produced and exported horticulture crops until chaos in Zimbabwe destroyed agriculture. Moved to Canada with just 2 suitcases to start a new life.

Engagingly eccentric, convincingly contrarian, politically incorrect, independent thinking blogger, public speaker, Ultimate survivor.

It's not what happens to you in life, it's what you do about it that counts.

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Completed 4 Comrades Marathons (86km), 1 Two Oceans, 1 Korkie, 2 Bergville marathons (all 53 to 56 km) and many shorter races. Broke foot and arm playing polo at age 50.Survived Zimbabwe. Travelled to most Southern and Central African countries.
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Consultant, Spoken Word Artist, Internet Marketer, Blogger, Contrarian Thinker
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Speaking, Writing, Contrarian Thinking, Inspiring others to Overcome Adversity.
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    Owner and Chief Eccentric Officer, 2010 - present
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    Director, 2014 - 2015
    Executive Director, Woodstock Chapter
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Salisbury Rhodesia - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Durban, South Africa - Jukskei Park, South Africa - Mnandi, South Africa - Marondera, Zimbabwe, - Brantford, Canada - London,England
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12 Years ago, I broke my arm, and crushed my hand and foot when my horse slipped playing polo and fell on me. Because this happened in Africa, I just got patched up and put in plaster at the local hospital. The breaks did not heal correctly. Both hand and foot look quite deformed with bumps in the wrong places. The wrist and hand ache badly when I use them too much, if I bump them and in cold weather. A few months ago, I damaged the wrist and hand - on a different horse. It was so painful, I thought I had broken a bone. Xrays showed no breaks and the doctors suggested painkillers which I try to avoid taking. After talking to Guy I started using RTPR twice a day, I could feel an improvement within a few hours and a big improvement by the next day. I applied RTPR twice a day for a week, it made my arm, wrist and hand much more comfortable. So much so that I am pain free most of the time except when I abuse it handling horses or heavy tools. Now I use it whenever I need to for a day or two and immediately feel the benefits. Lastly, I need to mention that I have worked with Guy on another project and endorse previous comments that he is an excellent team leader. He goes the extra mile for people in his team and is always ready to help others even if there is no benefit to him. A big thank you to Guy for introducing me to RTPR and being an all round good man to know.
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