All the President's Men....Enumeration - Jeffries to Whittaker......

Jun 2013

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s "lightning round" on money in politics goes viral

Not only is there little stopping those who are ripping off their fellow Americans from doing so, there are those that continue to support those that do such things and the blocking of rules that prevent such things from happening.

It does no good to call out those one considers their "opponents" for doing unethical or illegal things, if one does not ALSO call out their friends and look themselves in the mirror as ethics of reciprocity (called the "Golden Rule" for some) ask all people to do?

When did dishonesty and behaving unethically, if not illegally, become so pervasive in our society?

What are anyone's plans to contribute to actually being the society we want to be or claim to be, but clearly are NOT, by the accounting, in so many ways?
Likes: Davocrat
Jun 2013
Even more:

What is the ratio of people that have ethics and values (who actually practice them) and those who pay lip service to the same, yet sometimes, rarely or never actually practice the values they want others to practice?

What sort of "representative" government, would one expect to find, if the society that elects them, as "representatives" (House & Senate), Chief executives (POTUS) or supposedly impartial justices, is mostly full of unethical, hypocritical, "do as I say, not as I do", people?

"It's like clockwork. You, like people all over the world, go through a drawn-out interview process, vetting and getting vetted for weeks to determine the right fit, and then you finally agree to terms. After you're hired, things look promising, and there's a buzz of excitement in the air as you meet new co-workers and dive into a sexy project.
Then, the honeymoon phase wears off, and something you almost expect to happen at every job (a self-fulfilling prophecy) happens: Your boss does something (or doesn't dosomething) that makes you question his or her integrity and whether they really give a damnabout you."

"For the first time, you have doubts and wonder if this is truly the same company or manager you signed on with at the start. From there, things spiral downward as you finally realize that you work for a person (or a group of people) who has no idea how to lead you or others."

"I'll leave the rest of that story for you to finish, because it's a very personal one for many. The outcome could go on several different paths. One is to flat out quit.

"The latest research on employee turnover"

"Nothing to this day has changed since Gallup CEO Jim Clifton named the real reason why people quit. He said this in the State of the American Workplace report:"

"The single biggest decision you make in your job--bigger than all the rest--is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits--nothing."
"Employees--whatever job, level, or industry--are willing to call it quits if their boss isn't holding up his or her end of the bargain. And, quite honestly, that's a noble thing to do in order to avoid the health risks involved with working for a toxic manager."

"At Randstad US, researchers conducted a survey to nail down the top reasons people quit. Here are some of the findings that caught my attention:"
  • More than half (59 percent) of the respondents felt their companies view profits or revenue as more important than how people are treated.
  • Sixty percent of respondents had left jobs, or considered leaving, when they didn't like the direct supervisors.
  • Fifty-three percent had left jobs, or considered leaving, because they believed their employers didn't recruit or retain high-performing individuals.
  • Fifty-eight percent of workers said their companies didn't currently have enough growth opportunities for them to stay longer term.
  • Sixty-nine percent said they would be more satisfied if their employers better utilized their skills and abilities.
  • More than half (57 percent) said they needed to leave their current companies to take their careers to the next level.
"And, as you can see, managers have direct influence over every one of these causes for quitting. So, what gives?"
Study: 60 Percent of Workers Have Quit or Are Considering Quitting Right Now. Here's the Simple Reason Why

Are greed and self-centeredness inevitable or something society can change, if they make a sincere and concerted effort to do so? Do all things need to hit rock bottom before enough people wake up to change the balance to something more positive for themselves and humankind or is it that we only take note of those things that do hit rock bottom or result in huge tragedy before people are willing to change direction?

In the INFORMATION AGE is there any excuse for us to not practice what we preach and why or how would any one of us expect others to be more respectful and considerate of them than we are willing to be, of them?
Jun 2013
Absolutely amazing to me that no one wants to comment on this, much less discuss this. Why is that?

I know it is more reiteration of the concerns some Americans, if not others, have for the current POTUS, his reputation and history for not telling the truth and contradicting himself (which of the two contradictory things is true?), but that there is a common charge for what those indicted have been charged with, that is also common to our current POTUS.....

I can see why it hits a sore point for Trump supporters, but for others? Is it a reflection of all Americans or just those Americans that like to give a free pass to those they believe are doing something corrupt, as long as it looks like a positive for themselves?