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2008-12-07 07:04:11
Patito, the Cuban revolution was not 'probably' an historical necessity - it was a necessity. The US has the highest percentage of prisoners in the world - with Russia being second. FREEDOM OF SPEECH? Remember the McCarthy era? As soon as someone has a different opinion, they are accused of the dreaded, sometime career-destroying Orwellian word 'Un-American'. The US media is the mouthpiece of the government. In turn, the government is controlled by big business and special interest groups. The US has the most powerful lobby groups in the world. HEALTH CARE? 40 million Americans do not have any type of health care. REGULATIONS TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY AND THE AVERAGE CITIZEN? G.W.Bush removed regs for big business, banks, Wall Street, etc. Now, the world is on the brink of a possible depression. BEST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN? The United Nations Index for 2007 shows the best countries are Iceland, Norway, Australia, Canada...with the US ranked 12th.
2008-12-07 03:46:51
Fuck you jackass.
2008-12-07 03:45:16
So how many times have the American people saved the world? And just what has your shit-hole of a country done for the rest of the world?
2008-10-20 09:11:56
On the face of it, the response is simple: What, are you nuts? They're polar opposites. Dictators tell people what to do, when to do it, and how. Empowered people decide those things themselves. Case closed. But let's think about it a minute. STAY WITHIN THE FENCES? People in organizations-whatever their roles or positions-are empowered if they have the resources, the skills, and the authority to make a decision or take an action, and they're accountable for the results of what they decide or do. That's a commonly held definition. But it still means somebody has to give them the authority, sanction their power, and let them decide or do something. That "somebody" is The Boss in some incarnation, be it immediate supervisor or Head Magilla. So it stands to reason that a top-down, autocratic organization-OK, let's call it a dictatorship-could be empowered if the boss so chose. This notion, I've discovered, is seductive for people who are in boss-type positions. It allows them to have their cake and eat it to; or, have their control and be team-ish too. It only requires, they believe, that they set clear decision-making boundaries for others. "Here" they say, "you're empowered to do whatever makes sense, decide whatever you want-as long as you stay within these fences." And right there is the rub. It's there that leaders sometimes try to graft a command-and-control hierarchy onto a commitment-based team structure.They wonder why the result works like a lead-footed hybrid with an electrode in its neck. What happens is this: bosses, content with merely defining clear decision-making boundaries as the means for empowering others, retain their original driving value-control. So, the boundaries they set are unnecessarily tight, rendering the empowerment they intend meaningless. The people they "empower" know it. As one employee recently told me, "Our claims team can decide whatever ive want to improve things, as long as it won't take any money. But anything worth doing will take it, so we just don't bother anymore, since our decisions won't be approved" Their managers, in turn, complain that the people they've supposedly empowered won't show any initiative or assume any accountability for their decisions.
2008-10-20 08:07:52
'HOW I DID IT' By Bill Gates
2008-07-26 09:02:24
This photo is very, very stupid, and is tipical from american people: ignorance, disdain and arrogance.
2008-06-02 21:45:57
Everyone has different views. Remember that stating one's views in an extreme manner can cause people to ignore otherwise good information. Also: Please enjoy the funny man with the TV and the typewriter.
2008-06-01 04:54:24
Zing!
2008-06-01 01:55:37
I look forward to a time when cuba has a humanitarian president and free people, just typical of your kind popolov! to not go to the source of the problem.
2008-06-01 00:40:50
It's a joke. The computer is actually a typewriter.
2008-06-01 00:12:33
A great picture! Despite the draconian U.S. blockade against Cuba, the people are very resourceful. I look forward to the time when there comes a humanitarian American president who will lift the blockade.