Martin’s Musings: Emergence

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Use Google go to Heaven

Google Watch : God Loves Google, Yahoo Can Go to Hell

 

Apparently, accroding to Christian.net Google is preferred among Christians for search engines.

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November 14, 2006 Posted by | Morality | Leave a comment

Wish I could figure which one of these I was!

Mister Snitch has an interesting take on what is needed for a popular blog. It is a very good analysis. I only wish I knew which one I am…
 
 
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December 1, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Community, Culture, Personal, Random Thoughts | Leave a comment

The Flu is not just Achoo!

A pandemic’s second front – Editorials & Commentary – International Herald Tribune

The possibility of an avian flu pandemic is real. In America, President George W. Bush has sensibly proposed a substantial investment to detect, identify and contain the virus, when and where it begins human-to-human spread.
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November 30, 2005 Posted by | Behavior, Commentary, Community, Culture, Leadership, Personal, Random Thoughts | Leave a comment

The way of Board Governance?!?

This article in Businessweek by Peter Burrows, talk about how HP is now going to require that Board members to win a majority of shareholder votes. It is interesting almost ‘HP way’ approach to looking after shareholder interests. However, the board can refuse the resignation. In this post-Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley world it is nice to see this gesture.

It is not quite an earth-shattering move, but it does suggest that there are some leadership moves that are occurring and maybe this will catch to other organizations.

I do not think that this absolves HP of the Compaq merger, but it is at least a start.

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November 4, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Leadership | Leave a comment

Colleges and “American” Values

Top 10 Colleges for American Values
Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top Schools,” by ISI Books has been published since 1998. It seems a little unnerving that people would choose schools on something as nebulous as “American” values.  I guess what they are speaking to is the idea of tradition and the “ideal” family. As one might guess, most of the top 10 are from some religious background or influence.
 
I must say that I have not read the book, but I saw nothing in the discussion of it to suggest that there is a clear definition of values. It seems to be a synonym for tradition, conservatism and religion. I believe that anyone should be able to choose an educational direction for themselves or their kids. For me, it is just the seemingly presumptious way in which the books suggests.
 
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October 25, 2005 Posted by | Behavior, Commentary, Culture, Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Values | Leave a comment

Interesting Rumor

Interesting little article from NewsMaxRumor: Cheney to Resign; Rice as V.P.
I could definitely see something like this happening. We will know soon enough. I do not necessarily like her poltics but for some reason, I have always been emamored with her. Maybe part of it is that she is from this area (SF Bay Area — Stanford), or that she is smart as a whip. For that matter, both she and Hillary seem to be more intelligent than the average politico. She seems to have some leadership ability, however, if this plays out we will now for sure 😉 .
 
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October 19, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, Leadership | 1 Comment

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible

Hmmm– very interesting article in the Time of London. The catholic church has begun to say that parts of the bible are inaccurate or untrue. In the article, Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible, go as as far as to suggest passages that are untrue or true. I have always found the book of Genesis to be fascinating. It is here that some of the confilicting accounts are brought up and therefore at least one has to be untrue.
 
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October 9, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, Morality, Philosophy, Values | Leave a comment

Values of Progress

 
Here is an interesting post on the Values of Progress. It is on windsofchange.net, This is my first look on this blog site. It looks like it could be pretty good. I have not had time to digest the article, But it reminds me of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolution.Technorati Tags : , ,
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September 14, 2005 Posted by | SysVal, Values | Leave a comment

Iran

Reading the beginning of an interesting article in the SF Chronicle about Sean Penn and some colleagues spending a few days in Iraq.

August 22, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, Leadership, Values | Leave a comment

Iraq and Constitution

Now that Iraq is transitioning to their constitution. They are going to need as much help as possible. When you think about it, the American constitution was a tough enough thing to agree on and pull together, with the help of some very bright people in a simpler time. When you consider the factions, etc. It is amzing that they have made it this far. Especially since you have to figure that the U.S. has been keeping itself busy “advising”. The thought of all this boggles the mind!

August 22, 2005 Posted by | Commentary, Community, Culture, Leadership, Values | Leave a comment