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  • This Emotional Intelligence Test Was So Accurate It Was Creepy

    11/03/2019 7:33:11 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 11/3/2019 | rich ellis
    The concept of emotional intelligence (“EQ” or “EI” for short) has been around for over 20 years, but it’s still enjoying buzzy prominence in HR circles. The more technology reshapes (and in some quarters, automates) the workforce, the more valuable human-only skills seem to become. So I took the EQ-i 2.0 to figure out what it could tell me about my strengths, weaknesses, and what they might mean for my career.
  • The War on Common Sense

    10/17/2019 3:31:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 14, Oct, 2019 | Robert Curry
    hen Thomas Paine appealed to “common sense” to make the case for American independence, it probably never crossed his mind that there would ever be a need to make the case for common sense itself, at least not in America. But common-sense thinking has fallen out of favor. Because it has been under attack for a very long time, it no longer gets the respect it once commanded. Deep thinkers have discarded it, elites have learned to disdain it, and many of us have had our confidence in its value badly shaken. The consequences are enormous. Faltering belief in common...
  • Charlie Daniels: Lack of Common Sense, Comfort Animals and Anarchy: Where Does It End?

    09/09/2019 10:49:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 9, 2019 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlies Daniels I will be 83 years old in October and will be the first to admit that, for the most part, the world has totally outpaced me technologically, style-wise, musically, and certainly insofar as what is and is not socially acceptable. And while an octogenarian fiddle player from Tennessee may be miles and decades behind in recognizing and embracing the “in” thing and what is socially acceptable in this ever-changing beehive we live in, there are a few eternal truths that can never go out of style or be pushed to the side and ignored if the human...
  • 25 common sense truths that you’re no longer supposed to say

    09/06/2019 12:29:47 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 24, 2019 | John Hawkins
    America is turning into such an intolerant, victim-centered, outrage-based, politically correct, that joke isn’t funny, how dare you hold an opposite opinion-centered culture, that a lot of people are afraid to tell you the truth anymore. It’s easier for people to sometimes just keep their heads down and hope that the outrage mob will pick another victim. But, unfortunately, when people become afraid to speak the truth, common sense can die in the darkness because everyone is caught up in saying what we’re “supposed to” believe instead. An America that encourages free speech, discourages censorship and believes in a free...
  • Transgender insanity: Another big battle in the war on common sense: In a Women's Shelter

    08/21/2019 6:49:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2019 | Robert Curry
    I'm guessing you have already noticed that there is a war on common sense going on all around us, but have you heard about this recent assault in that war?  It's a doozy.  A women's shelter is being sued for turning away a man dressed in a nightgown.  Really. According to the reports, a very large and very inebriated man dressed in a nightgown showed up at a women's shelter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska seeking entry.  He was not admitted to stay the night. As a result, the shelter is now embroiled in a legal battle.  The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC), an administrative...
  • You're Uncomfortable? So What?

    07/11/2019 7:03:44 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11 July 2019 | Blue Collar Logic
    A Starbucks employee kicked 6 cops out of a store in Tempe Arizona. Here's why we should be worried.
  • AG Barr touts federal approach to marijuana legalization for resolving 'intolerable' conflict

    04/11/2019 12:21:02 PM PDT · by Ken H · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2019 | Andrew Blake
    Attorney General William Barr testified Wednesday that he would rather see marijuana legalized nationwide than let states continue to defy federal prohibition. Speaking during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Mr. Barr told members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that conflicting federal and state marijuana laws have created an “intolerable” situation for the Department of Justice. would prefer one of two approaches rather than where we are,” Mr. Barr told lawmakers. "Personally, I would still favor one uniform federal rule against marijuana but, if there is not sufficient consensus to obtain that, then I think the way to go is to...
  • King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion, 1775

    10/27/2018 3:20:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    History Channel ^ | October 27, 2018 | History Channel
    On this day in 1775, King George III speaks before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt and bring order to the colonies. The king spoke of his belief that “many of these unhappy people may still retain their loyalty, and may be too wise not to see the fatal consequence of this usurpation, and wish to resist it, yet...
  • Team Trump is Protecting America’s Vital Manufacturing, Defense Industrial Base from Big Risks....

    10/11/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 10/10/2018 | Peter Navarro Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy
    America’s manufacturing and defense industrial base – vital to ensuring our national security – is under significant threat at a time when the military capabilities of China, Russia, and our other strategic competitors are growing. This is an enormously important issue that has received far less attention in the news media than it deserves. Fortunately, President Trump has long recognized that to be strong and secure our nation must be able to rely on U.S. companies to manufacture products needed for our national defense. He understands that we must never become dependent on foreign nations to design, produce and maintain...
  • Why Did Common Sense Die ?

    06/19/2018 6:48:04 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 49 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As I watched a woman walking on the narrow shoulder of a busy highway with triplets in a stroller, looking annoyed that she has to deal with all this danger and traffic, I asked myself once again, “Whatever happened to common sense?” Then the question we never ask occurred to me: “WHY has common sense died?” In order to answer it, you first have to ask yourself: What IS common sense? Common sense is basically the application of simple reasoning to everyday life. Common sense is not enough for a complex area of specialization. You can’t use common sense to...
  • Seattle city council repeals "head tax" on city's big businesses

    06/12/2018 4:25:42 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | AP and KOMO
    Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. The council voted 7-2 after supporters and opponents packed a meeting with signs saying, "Tax Amazon, housing for all" and "No tax on jobs," with some shouting for more time to discuss the issue. The vote showed Amazon's ability to aggressively push back on government taxes, especially in its affluent hometown where it's the largest employer and where some...
  • Where's the Common Sense in 'Common Sense' Gun Laws?

    03/29/2018 3:01:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 29, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Americans, many quite young, attended anti-gun violence rallies across the country. Many protesters demanded more federal "common-sense" gun control laws. But the push for common-sense gun laws lacks common sense, or at least perspective. The protests, sparked by the murders of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, were billed as a "March for Our Lives." But according to criminologist James Alan Fox, over the last 25 years 10 students have died each year, on average, in school shootings. By contrast, every year about 300 Americans are struck by lightning. Most survive, but since 2000 an average of...
  • Snow squall causes 81-vehicle pileup on Ohio interstate [Quick! Blame the AAA!]

    03/15/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | T Fedschun
    A late-afternoon snow squall caused a massive 81-vehicle pileup on Interstate 71 in central Ohio on Tuesday, but no serious injuries were reported, police said.
  • President Trump Proposes Bonuses for Armed Teachers

    02/22/2018 2:09:35 PM PST · by 867V309 · 20 replies ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    President Trump suggested bonuses for teachers who carry guns to defend themselves and their students as part of his push to address school safety.
  • How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

    02/20/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 92 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America? Collectively, they have more leverage over the gun industry than any lawmaker. And it wouldn’t be hard for them to take a stand. PayPal, Square, Stripe and Apple Pay announced years ago that they would not allow their services to be used for the sale of firearms.
  • Love those Irish!!!

    12/06/2017 2:49:19 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 12/6/2017 | unknown
    Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!' Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.' .......................................................   Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, 'Do you want to go to heaven? The man...
  • ‘Pence rule’: How vice president steers clear of any sexual misconduct scandal

    11/29/2017 6:38:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Mike Pence was roundly ridiculed when it was revealed that he makes an effort never to be alone with a woman who is not his wife, but the policy is looking less prudish and more sensible as accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men proliferate. Accusations first surfaced last month against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and have since reverberated through Hollywood, the media and government at every level. On Wednesday, Matt Lauer, a longtime host of NBC’s “Today,” and Minnesota Public Radio’s Garrison Keillor were fired by their respective organizations amid accusations of improper behavior. Joseph Backholm, president...
  • I Learned More at McDonald’s Than at College

    08/22/2017 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/22/17 | Olivia Legaspi
    Here’s what I was told during my freshman orientation at Haverford College: Ask for help when you need it. Speak up when you feel uncomfortable. Place your own well-being above all other concerns. In short, the school was ready to protect me from any personal slights or hurt feelings I might suffer. What counted as a personal slight or similar offense was up to me to define. This surprised me. It surprised me because at McDonald’s, where I worked before I started school, acting in this way would have probably cost me my job, a job I needed in order...
  • Common Sense Uncommon in Washington

    08/08/2017 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 8, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    "Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence." --'s definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called "common sense" can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing senseless policies and funding programs that don't work. Immigration is a perfect example. Everyone says the system is broken. There have been no substantive policy changes since the '60s, but until last week few had put forth a sensible and credible plan for fixing what ails it. Thanks to Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), we now have...
  • The left's maniacal war on common sense

    07/17/2017 11:21:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 07/16/2017 | David Kupelian
    Exclusive: David Kupelian highlights startling pattern of perversity, insanity, destructiveness! A major crime wave is ravaging your neighborhood – not only frequent break-ins and burglaries, but armed robberies, assaults and even murders. What do you do? Do you arm yourself and make sure your doors are locked at night and add a security system? Or … do you intentionally leave your doors unlocked and post a large, brightly lit sign saying, “Welcome criminals and psychopaths. There’s a lot of money in here, women too. The doors are unlocked and we are unarmed”? In today’s America, one of the two major...