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    The Librarian


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    What language are they reading?
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    A true follower of Christ and one of Jehovah's Witnesses should remember this paragraph from the Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook. I'm guessing Frederick Franz himself wrote this paragraph although @JW Insider might have a better idea. These are mild ones... I've recently caught some JW"s @tromboneck (sorry to call you out there) using the work "heck" instead of "hell" etc.... tsk tsk... @TrueTomHarley will surely come down on me hard on this one.... I've seen some of his language before.
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    The Librarian

    The "Good" Soldier

    Young men: The lowest aim in your life is to become a soldier. The good soldier never tries to distinguish right from wrong. He never thinks; never reasons; he only obeys. If he is ordered to fire on his fellow citizens, on his friends, on his neighbors, on his relatives, he obeys without hesitation. If he is ordered to fire down a crowded street when the poor are clamoring for bread, he obeys and sees the gray hairs of age stained with red and the life tide gushing from the breasts of women, feeling neither remorse nor sympathy. If he is ordered off as a firing squad to execute a hero or benefactor, he fires without hesitation, though he knows the bullet will pierce the noblest heart that ever beat in human breast. A good soldier is a blind, heartless, soulless, murderous machine. He is not a man. He is not a brute, for brutes only kill in self defense. All that is human in him, all that is divine in him, all that constitutes the man has been sworn away when he took the enlistment roll. His mind, his conscience, aye, his very soul, are in the keeping of his officer. No man can fall lower than the solder—it is a depth beneath which we cannot go. Keep the boys out of the army. It is hell. Down with the army and the navy. We don't need killing institutions. We need life-giving institutions. By Jack London The above essay was censored in the USA.... CENSORED By the Postmaster General Here is "A Good Soldier," by Jack London, which has aroused the militarists of this nation to the extent that Postmaster General Burleson has barred from the mails envelopes containing this article. The APPEAL TO REASON was threatened with a "fraud order" if it persisted in sending envelopes through the mails containing London's article. The Postmaster General did not even give the APPEAL a chance in the courts. He said: "Either stop circulating 'A Good Soldier' on envelopes or we will close up your doors by refusing to deliver a single piece of mail to you." So in "Free America" the APPEAL has been forced by a War Censor to take this means to circu- late Jack London's criticism of the soldier profession:
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    Its common to asked by someone "Have you eaten balut? Do you want to taste later?" It so easy to be tempted and eat later on. Because its hard to explain them scriptural principles regarding our basis for not eating fertilized duck egg. Its important to let them know you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Their reaction? They might already know we don't eat or agree with blood transfusions. If they ask "why", you can remember Paul's word in Acts 15:29. He knows good health means to abstain in blood. You can show them fascinating scriptural basis of our belief. You can ask them to eat barbeque or cracklings instead.
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    What Is Your Life's Blueprint?

    Six months before he was assassinated, King spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life's blueprint? Now each of you is in the process of building the structure of your lives, and the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint. I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life's blueprint. Number one in your life's blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don't allow anybody to make you fell that you're nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance. Secondly, in your life's blueprint you must have as the basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You're going to be deciding as the days, as the years unfold what you will do in life — what your life's work will be. Set out to do it well. And I say to you, my young friends, doors are opening to you--doors of opportunities that were not open to your mothers and your fathers — and the great challenge facing you is to be ready to face these doors as they open.... And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don't just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill. Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are. — From the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Utter Madness!

    Madness, chaos, wild confusion and disorder. This is the way the universe began - we're told. As the "dust" settles things become more orderly more and more still. Yet, stillness is not always proof of becoming more orderly, just look at my room! It's very still! But definitely not orderly. My room reflects my state of mind, my house reflects my body, my property reflects my immediate social environment, further a field reflects my place in society. On and on until we pan out to view the whole world, the planet, as my body, filled with sextiillions of elements from the atomic level, all the way up to the planetary scale. My room is a mess, my house is much the same, my property is isolated but has a good view, my local community seem to be active. Further a field society is sinking into mud on one side and overcoming huge mountains on the other. Panning out into space, the planet looks dry and brown as industrialisation consumes the globe like a nasty rash. Weather systems are becoming more and more difficult to predict, even reversing in some cases. It is the perfect time to start a doomsday religion! Kidding, just so you know
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    Money & Finance


    Gold is a good first subject. It is also one of my foundation investments. I think it is the one investment that can get you out of the central bankers game. It is also what the elite bankers and tycoons hoard and trade among themselves. The IMF has at it's core a gold foundation. Daily you hear reports of the price of gold going up or down. I tend to view the world differently. I feel that gold is always gold. The only TRUE money. The rest out there is "currency". The value of the currencies is what goes up and down and not gold. Some other quotes about gold that I remember being told: "Gold must be bought" - Roman saying "He who owns the gold rules" - Not sure who said that first. As for what I like to buy .... 1 oz. gold coins. I prefer Canadian Maple Leafs since they are 24K gold. I have in the past bought US 22K however I am heading toward all 24K. I stay away from Chinese Panda coins. Kruggerands are popular but are not very pretty as a coin. I really feel gold coins ought to "look" appealing. Remember though that I don't buy for numismatic value. Only for the value. I will add more info about gold here as I come across it.
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    .ORG Logo

    Our new .ORG logo seems to be taking the internet by storm. I look forward to learning more about all your different .ORG's out there.... change.org code.org and hundreds of others. Just as an example.... type your name or username on here such as "John Smith .org" into Google and you'll see our page show up. Google is indexing our pages hourly now and since they are easily shareable to all of the social media we are gaining traction almost exponentially. An easy reference for people to share with others. Enjoy!
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    By Jeff Foxworthy: If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, — you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. WE DO LIVE IN SUCH A DUMB COUNTRY!! If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE IN ALL UPCOMING ELECTIONS. MOST OF THE IDIOTS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY SAY ONE THING AND DO THE OPPOSITE KNOWING THAT THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED THEM IN DO NOT PAY ATTENTION LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!! IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR. IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN. IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED. IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET ……. !!! A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE, FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION !!! PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!!! ...... FORWARD TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!
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    Essentially, passive income is money acquired without using your personal exertion . It’s income that is not linked to hours worked. If work is required, it is usually done one time with the money paid multiple times. There are two forms of passive income: Income derived from business and income derived from investments. Business income is the money that one receives without actually needing to work in the business. One acquires a business that is either run by someone else or is self sufficient. The profits generated are taken out by the owner thus yielding passive income. Robert Kiyosaki is the most famous advocate of this principle and has been teaching it for decades, read Rich Dad Poor Dad . Income derived from investments is making money from money. Instead of you working for money, it is putting your money to work for you. depending upon the investment, a rate of return is realized which generates passive income. Examples of this are dividends from stocks, appreciation in real estate, interest on savings, etc… The wonderful aspect of this type of income is that the money is created regardless of one’s efforts. If you don’t show up for work, the income still exists. You will earn the same while at work as you would sitting on the beach. In addition, this allows one to increase their overall efforts. If your money is working while you are focusing on something else, you are, in effect, paid twice for your time. This is called leverage and it’s easy to see how it is possible to create massive wealth under this scenario. Focus your attention on creating passive streams of income. It holds the key to all financial freedom.
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    The Luxury Handbag Market
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    Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon papers which exposed the government’s lies during the Vietnam war is vocalizing a warning. He says the United States is really close to a nuclear Armageddon. Ellsberg, now 86-years-old, leaked the Pentagon papers back in 1969 and he’s now got a new book out which serves a warning to those who care to listen. According to the Daily Mail, Ellsberg’s 7,000-page report was the WikiLeaks disclosure of its time, a sensational breach of government confidentiality that shook Richard Nixon’s presidency and prompted a Supreme Court fight that was supposed to advance press freedom. In his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Ellsberg details how easy nuclear bombs can be triggered and shot off on a false alarm – and that the president isn’t the only who can launch the nukes, as we are often told. Low-level military commanders are capable of launching nuclear weapons too... Adding to fears of a nuclear armageddon is North Korea’s insistence on building a nuclear weapon. This has created a mass panic in nations all around the globe. Not to mention, last month, President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows the US to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tension over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. North Korea then denounced Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling the move a “serious provocation and violent infringement,” as the rogue nation sentenced the US president to death, saying he “hurt the dignity” of the “supreme leadership.” All of this is alarming, according to Ellsberg, who believes a nuclear war can be started simply by a false alarm. Many US citizens falsely believe that only the US president, in this case, Donald Trump can order the use of nuclear weapons. But Trump isn’t the only military commander authorized to launch nuclear weapons, according to the New York Post. Ellsberg says that the only way to avoid a nuclear holocaust is full disarmament by the United States and Russia
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    How you say something is just as important as what you say. Behavioral Expert, Vanessa Van Edwards, details the tips you need to put your best foot forward.
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    I created a rule of thumb for retirement called the F.T.I., or "F&*% This Index" -- once it's over 1000, you can tell your boss "F&*% This" and retire. :-) It's your age times your net worth, divided by your yearly expenses. If you're married, you'd want to average your age with your spouse's age, and you'd want to subtract any known future expenditures from your net worth (most likely example would be college educations for your kids). Yearly expenses shouldn't include taxes or investment spending that you do, either. So if you are currently 50 and your yearly expenses are $50k, then 50*N.W. / $50k > 1000 when your net worth is just $1,000,000. If you're 30 and your yearly expenses are $60k, then 30*N.W./$60k > 1000 when your net worth is $2,000,000. If you're 40 and your yearly expenses are $120k, then you need $3,000,000. It's just a rule of thumb; you'd want to pay closer attention to the details when you're actually making the decision whether or not to quit your job. It also assumes that you plan to spend your wealth down to nothing (or close to it) by the time you die; you wouldn't be planning to leave an estate to your heirs. https://www.quora.com/How-many-millions-do-you-need-in-order-for-it-to-be-sustainable-to-quit-your-job/answer/Doug-Massey
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    'Post-Jobs Society' 'Crisis Communication' - Coined after the United Airlines fiasco Braided - (when speaking about integrated services etc..) More to come I'm sure... stay tuned.
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    Great Minds

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    Are you a productive person? Have you ever wondered what makes one more productive than another? Unlike what most might think, being productive is not about one’s intellect or capability. Being productive is about practicing certain habits over others, such that you can get the most out of your days. Here are 50 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently
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    "Before he was famous... Leonardo da Vinci was an artificer, an armorer, a maker of things that go 'boom'," writes Marc Cenedella, on his blog devoted to job searching and recruiting advice. "And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to [Ludovico Sforza, regent, and later Duke,] of Milan." (The letter, it seems, made a lasting impression; Ludovico would become a longtime patron of da Vinci's, and is remembered especially for commissioning The Last Supper.) Included with daVinci's letter was a silver lyre of his own creation, sculpted in the shape of a horse's head. He references the lyre in item eleven of his missive, the translation of which appears below (a digitized copy of the original letter, at the end of the post: Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below. 1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy. 2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions. 3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc. 4. Again, I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion. 5. And if the fight should be at sea I have kinds of many machines most efficient for offense and defense; and vessels which will resist the attack of the largest guns and powder and fumes. 6. I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river. 7. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance. 8. In case of need I will make big guns, mortars, and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type. 9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense. 10. In times of peace I believe I can give perfect satisfaction and to the equal of any other in architecture and the composition of buildings public and private; and in guiding water from one place to another. 11. I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may. Again, the bronze horse may be taken in hand, which is to be to the immortal glory and eternal honor of the prince your father of happy memory, and of the illustrious house of Sforza. And if any of the above-named things seem to anyone to be impossible or not feasible, I am most ready to make the experiment in your park, or in whatever place may please your Excellency – to whom I comment myself with the utmost humility, etc. Humble, indeed. No, really. As Cenedella notes: You'll notice [da Vinci] doesn't recite past achievements. He doesn't mention the painting of the altarpiece for the Chapel of St Bernard; he doesn't provide a laundry list of past bombs he's built; he doesn't cite his prior employment in artist Andrea di Cione's studio. No, he does none of these things, because those are about his achievements, and not about the Duke's needs.
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    James is a leader on the court, at home and within his foundation. Here he talks about what makes him an effective leader.
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    In business writing, there’s one rule you just can’t break: It has to be about the reader, not about you. Most people understand this already, at least intellectually. They’re sophisticated buyers of products and services, and they use a similar lens to decide whether to read something: They calculate whether it will provide value to them. Yet when the roles are reversed and they’re the writers, they often forget this lesson — they’re smart buyers but irrational sellers. That’s because they see their writing, on some level, as a piece of themselves. They think it will confirm and validate their ideas. This is what we deal with every day in the book-publishing company I founded. The authors we work with generally aren’t professional writers, but they want to share their ideas with the world. When we started out, we thought the most important service we could provide was saving them time in getting those ideas down. But more than that, we found, they really needed help seeing exactly what wisdom they have that’s useful to other people, and then framing that around their audience, not themselves. So we developed a simple process to help people clarify their intentions and their positioning. It involves answering three basic questions: Why are you writing this? What audience do you want to reach? Why will they care? We’ve used these questions to help authors write more than 300 books over the past two years. I’m going to walk you through them so you can try them out yourself, whether you’re creating a business plan, drafting a proposal for a client, or emailing your boss. Question 1: Why am I writing this? Yes, this first one is about you, not the reader — but you need to start here to motivate yourself to serve the reader. It might seem obvious that you’re writing for a reason, but how many times have you actually stopped and asked yourself what that reason is? If you aren’t honest with yourself about what results are important to you, your writing will fail. Part of the problem here is that some results are things people feel uncomfortable admitting to. It might feel embarrassing or weird to say you’re writing an article to be recognized for your contributions to a field, for instance. But you’ll never get that if you don’t acknowledge it first. A good way to keep yourself honest is to create a scenario that meets your stated goals but fails in other ways. For example, if you say your goal is to just have a book that you can put on your résumé and maybe sell at your current speaking gigs, then a question you need to ask yourself is something like this: “If the book sells no copies and gets no media attention, but it looks very professional and I can sell it at speaking gigs and put it on my résumé, will I be happy with that result?” If you can honestly say yes, great, you’re done. If you hem and haw and equivocate, then you need to drill deeper and make sure you figure out what other goals must be included in this scenario for you to be satisfied with the result. Question 2: Who am I writing this for? No matter what your goals are, your writing must reach the right audience. So ask yourself explicitly who that is. Who has to read what you’re writing for you to get the results you want? For example, if you want clients for your CTO coaching business, then chief technology officers (and the people who know them) are your audience. Your audience might only be one group, or it might be a few related groups of people. But the answer to this question is generally pretty simple, assuming the result you want is clear. You can absolutely have multiple audiences for your writing, but generally speaking, the more audiences you try to reach, the less effective your writing will be. This is really about narrowing the scope of what you’re trying to say. It is clear who the audience is for a guide to setting up a pop-up retail experience. It’s a small audience, but one who will be very interested in the advice. Often, the broader the topic, the harder it is to reach the right people. Let’s say you’d like to write about how to be happy. You might think everyone cares about being happy, and that is true to some extent. But unless you are really knowledgeable and already an expert about this subject and you have an angle that has never been explored, it will be very hard to convince people that your article or book about happiness — as opposed to the many others out there — is the one to read. No piece of writing appeals to everyone, not even a Harry Potter book. You must be specific. Question 3: Why will they care? Think about yourself as you decide to open an email, click on a blog post, or buy a book. Do you ever consider the author’s concerns? Of course you don’t. You think about why reading this might help you — and that’s precisely what your audience is going to do. So push yourself to describe the value you will deliver in clear, concrete terms. Try asking yourself what your ideal reader would say about your writing if describing it to a friend at a party. How would they sell it? What would they focus on? That’s a useful exercise, because often — particularly when you’re reaching out to a public, external audience — you’ll want to go beyond appealing to individuals’ self-interest and get them to share what you’ve written. Generally speaking, people actively share writing (or anything) if it makes them look smart or successful, they got a lot of value from it, or it somehow projects an identity they want to broadcast to the world. People do not share things that make them look or feel stupid, project an undesirable image, or are hard to explain. Think about how people will talk about your writing, and position it so that they will be likely and eager to do it. Example: The CEO memoir I’ll give you a specific example of how we took an author through this process. An entrepreneur and CEO of a large commercial plumbing contracting business wanted to write a book in order to raise his profile in the plumbing industry and drive clients to his business. He wanted the book to tell the story of how he built his business, the obstacles he overcame, and how he succeeded in the face of many recessions and bankruptcies. There was a small problem: No one wants to read a self-congratulatory book about starting a plumbing business. By Tucker Max https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-one-unbreakable-rule-in-business-writing
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    Jim Thorpe

    This is Jim Thorpe. If you look closely at the photo, you can see that he's wearing different socks and shoes. This was not a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, a Native American from Oklahoma was representing the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage bin. That's the pair that he's wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals. People will play dirty. YOU decide if they win.
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    1. "It's not that they can't see the solution. They can't see the problem." - G.K. Chesterton 2. "There are no right answers to wrong questions." - Ursula K. Le Guin 3. "We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong." - Bono 4. "Ask the right questions if you're going to find the right answers." - Vanessa Redgrave 5. "Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers." - Robert Half 6. "What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question." - Jonas Salk 7. "What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." - Werner Heisenberg 8. "The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions." - Antony Jay 9. "In school, we're rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question." - Richard Saul Wurman 10. "In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." - Bertrand Russell 11. "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso 12. "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire 13. "We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers." - Friedrich Nietszche 14. "My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions." - Peter Drucker 15. "He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever." - Chinese proverb
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    Here's one for US https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections Peaking at ~2500 deaths per day in April

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