Gibson, Iconic Guitar Company, Said to Be Nearing Bankruptcy

Gibson, Iconic Guitar Company, Said to Be Nearing Bankruptcy

Gibson, Iconic Guitar Company, Said to Be Nearing Bankruptcy
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This is a great shame.

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The ignorant versus the informed. It’s all about trust and blind loyalty.

Following new indictments detailing Russian propaganda operations during US elections in 2016, president Donald Trump brandished a tweet from a Facebook executive to back up his claims that he didn’t collude with the Russians or win because of their actions. The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President…

via Facebook and Trump are telling the same misleading story about Russian propaganda — Quartz

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Expert editing at your doorstep!

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Another example of drones in the mining industry. Their efficiency rapidly outweighs their cost.

via Berkwood Plans UAV Drone Survey on Cobalt Ford Project

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“Study the intersection of mental health and criminality”??? Making fudge. why not make a decision NOW??? You have the power!!?? This makes the Trump Administration nothing but a blob of spineless jelly. How many more children have to die before a national, conclusive law is put into force???

Vice President Mike Pence talked about school safety during a speech in Houston, but didn’t give specifics. In a speech Saturday, he said the Justice Department is working with other agencies to “study the intersection of mental health and criminality.” He said that when Presidents Trump meets with governors in a few weeks, he will…

via Mike Pence Talks About School Safety, But Doesn’t Give Specifics — TIME

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PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be very debilitating, but treatable.

There can be many symptoms, including:

  1. flashbacks
  2. insomnia
  3. anxiety
  4. depression
  5. social withdrawal
  6. problems with memory and attention
  7. sexual dysfunction
  8. nightmares
  9. hearing voices
  10. personality changes
  11. diminished responsiveness to the external world
  12. psychological ‘numbness’
  13. an exaggerated startle resonse
  14. somatization (bodily feelings, aches, pains)
  15. obsessive-compulsive disorder (persistent thoughts or ideas, stereotyped acts performed in response to an obsession)

Treatments:

  1. Humanistic, Group, and Family Therapies
  2. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies
  3. Psychodynamic Therapies
  4. Biological Treatments (Medications: psychotropic, antidepressant, antianxiety, antipsychotic, electroconvulsive)

Source: Psychology:Mind, Brain & Culture, 2nd edn. Drew Westen. 1999. Wiley & Sons

People who refuse treatment may suffer longer and more intensely. It is recognized that professional help should be sought as soon as possible after symptoms start appearing. Presence of a positive and nurturing environment (family, friends) is a powerful antidote to relapses.

 

 

via PTSD Symptoms

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Strange: If she was on a nude beach wearing just this, she would attract much more attention than if she was nude. If she was on a clothed beach wearing just this, she would attract much more attention than if she was nude. Any ideas why the difference? Ask the fashion industry, then a nudist.

Kim Kardashian Posts Selfie Wearing Nothing but Crystal Underwear Billboard Kim Kardashian Reminds You She’s A Total MILF With New Topless Selfie! PerezHilton.com Kim Kardashian West slams ‘fake news’ baby rumours Independent Online Full coverage from Entertainment – Google News https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8096381/kim-kardashian-posts-selfie-wearing-nothing-but-crystal-underwear

via Kim Kardashian Posts Selfie Wearing Nothing but Crystal Underwear — Tiffany

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Some Days You Feel Very Small

Corporate executive, bus driver, systems analyst, lawyer, janitor, waitress, plumber – it matters not. We all have our “down” days, from the Queen, to Donald Trump (dare I say it).

Life brings us bouqets of joy and prosperity, and bric-a-bracs of frustration and despair. Social class means nothing when it comes to how human psychology takes hold amidst turmoil and uncertainty. Yet somehow we rise above and get beyond it…most of the time. But for some of us the ruts get deeper and deeper, and seem to last forever. We may eventually become fatalistic about life in general, and feel we have no power.

A down day or week is not so bad, but a down month or much worse, a down year, can alter every aspect of our daily lives. Our relationships with family, colleagues and friends may suffer, as well as our diet, personal hygiene, finances, and usual forms of recreation. We may have become depressed, exhibiting a lack of confidence, self-esteem and motivation. This personal experience may make us feel very small indeed.

Luckily, there are ways out of our “smallness”. I call them “Ways Out of Our Smallness”. These ways consist of at least the following:

  1. realizing that all events have an explainable cause;
  2. agreeing that help is only a phone-call, email, or text away;
  3. believing in yourself as an agent of your life trajectory;
  4. admitting to yourself that other people may have worse problems than you;
  5. tell your problems to your dog or cat;
  6. understanding that if necessary, professional therapies (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, humanistic, group, family, biological) are available;
  7. put a poster beside your bathroom mirror that says “I’m in control”;
  8. walk, and often;
  9. eat a balanced diet;
  10. meet with your friends regularly over coffee (or milk);
  11. talk to your partner/wife/husband about how you are feeling, and why;
  12. avoid obnoxious people.

Most of these are obvious, but it helps to see them from time to time. As we age, time speeds up and is therefore more precious (‘of the essence’). You/we can stop feeling ‘small’, but it takes effort. Those we trust enough to help can become lifelong friends, remaining a buttress against future ‘smallness’ moments. They are there to be taken advantage of, and they won’t mind. And one step out of smallness makes the next step easier.

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Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths — TIME Life, or a Wall, Mr. Trump?

Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars…

via Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths — TIME

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Trump’s Week in Review—02/04/2018 — The show must go on, so grab some popcorn and a beer or soda, put your feet up, and fall asleep if you feel like it.

Edited image by hafteh7 Welcome to Trump’s Week in Review for the 4th of February, 2018. It’s now February, and with a new month of the year comes more trivial news stories about President Donald Trump. And in a week with particularly scarce happenings among the 45th President of the United States and his cohorts, […]

via Trump’s Week in Review—02/04/2018 —

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