Conflict

Diversity in Circular Firing Squads

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The unending stream of "articulate," impassioned and masterful debates, calls-to-arms, sharp-witted defenses, withering attacks and counterattacks, backbiting between once best friends now mortal enemies, vitriolic accusations flying across stages lined with high profile wealthy celebrities, and even threats not to attend the main event, with The POTUS himself entering the fray and weighing in on the fracas. No,....
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The Sixties Are Back! (Or Maybe They Never Left)

60s Style hb-littlemixfiascomagazine1-mdn After penning this post back in March, there was only an afterthought of the probability of a revisit and update if any other incidents or conditions mirrored the 1960s. Sadly, that which has occurred went beyond anything that crossed my mind as a probability. It is with heavy heart that pen returns to hand, as an atrocity with a familiar tone brings....
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#NotInMyName – Skinny and Sweet

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYanI-zJes President Obama's September 24, 2014 address to the U.N. was one of the most complex from a President in many years, a necessity because of the audiences, The General Assembly and therefore the world. He could not reduce his message to the simplified American 'litmus test' of "for or against," "in or out."   Thus, Americans need to pay more than the usual attention to get....
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Mr. Muhammad and the Caterpillar

GW-Gautama 6-Inch 2012_08_11_EOS_0187 Perhaps Mr. Muhammad never really had a solid case from the start. Or... Perhaps the case of Muhammad v. Caterpillar, Inc. exemplifies how companies can "diffuse” a hostile environment, while legally guiding hostile employees in the execution of a career-ending maneuver against a minority employee. It may provide a view into one....
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CONFLICT! The 21st Century Background Music

  George Santayana, Soliloquies in England (Scribner's, 1922) wrote “... only the dead have seen the end of war.” With the 100th anniversary of WWI behind us, those words are as true as they were the day they were penned. If you enjoyed the 20th Century, you’re going to love this one! The 21st Century is off to a roaring start, with nearly every part of the globe either embroiled....
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