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he nervously peered over the edge. She understood in her mind that the view was supposed to be beautiful, but all she felt was fear. There had always been something about heights that disturbed her, and now she could feel the full force of this unease. She reluctantly crept a little closer with the encouragement of her friends as the fear continued to build. She couldn’t help but feel that something horrible was about to happen.

Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – CBS News


Why am I not surprised.  IMHO, I thought if not the  B.R.I.C. leaders atleast Trump/. Putin / Modi/ Xi WILL make the Grade – even as a Bribe by Nobel to regain lost credibility, integrity and moral ground by giving it to utter Nincompoops, LW, Commies and most undeserving. 

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One at a time, over and over

It’s 2018, a special night out. The restaurant shouldn’t have been as disappointing as it was. The room was beautiful, the staff was trying hard, the menu was ambitious–and yet it fell flat.

I realized that the problem is one that many of us face:

All shift long, there’s a lot to do. Another plate to fire, another customer to serve, another plate to clean. And yet this customer doesn’t care about all of that. For any given diner, this may very well be the only time he or she will ever eat here. For any given diner, this dish, this interaction–that’s the only chance you’re going to get.

It doesn’t matter to them that you have 100 tops to serve in the next hour. It doesn’t matter that the last week’s worth of customers all left happy. To this customer, there’s just this one time.

Over and over.

Just this one time.

Over and over.



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United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds


via United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds

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United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds
Aug 28, 2020 06:00 pm
Former United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams was charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government as part of a multiyear corruption probe into one of America’s most prominent unions. Williams, who led the organization from 2014 to 2018, is the second ex-president of the union to be charged. His
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Switzerland: Swiss charge prominent businessman with insider trading and bribery
Aug 28, 2020 05:30 pm
Criminal proceedings were launched against Ziegler in April 2016, after the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) raised suspicions of insider trading. The federal prosecutor extended its investigation a year later to a second person, as well as widening the accusations to include bribery and industrial espionage. The federal prosecutor alleges
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Nigeria: Siemens boosts anti-graft war with $1.29m
Aug 28, 2020 05:00 pm
Siemens Nigeria has restated its commitment to supporting sustainable development in the country through its Business to Society (B2S) initiative. The B2S report stated that Siemens Integrity Initiative (SII) has invested about $1.29million  in Nigeria to promote anti-corruption practices through capacity building and training. Siemens said its support for sustainable
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New Zealand: Ministry awarded Petrofac contracts not knowing it was being investigated by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office
Aug 28, 2020 04:30 pm
Government officials say they awarded British consulting firm Petrofac two contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without being aware the company was being investigated for bribery in the UK. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) awarded Petrofac a $140,000 contract in October 2017 to assess the integrity
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Russia: Russia’s State Duma lawmaker faces trial on bribery charges
Aug 28, 2020 04:00 pm
The indictment has been approved against State Duma lawmaker Vadim Belousov and his alleged accomplice Margarita Butakova as part of a 3.2-billion-ruble (about $45 million at the current exchange rate) bribery case, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia reports. Investigators claim that from May 2010 to
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Thailand: 16th Secretariat Meeting of ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC) successfully concluded via video conference
Aug 28, 2020 03:30 pm
The National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand (NACC) hosted the 16th ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC) Secretariat Meeting on 24 August 2020 via video conference. Operational-level officers from the 10 Southeast Asian anti-corruption agencies gathered online to exchange experiences and discuss their progress on anti-corruption efforts. The 16th ASEAN-PAC Secretariat Meeting
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Word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
BeadleBEE-dlPart of speech: nounOrigin: Old English, 16th century
1A ceremonial officer of a church, college, or similar institution.2A minor parish officer dealing with petty offenders.
 
Examples of Beadle in a sentence “The award will be presented by the beadle.” “As beadle, he was responsible for enforcing the parking regulations in the small town.”

Random acts of kindness


1. Give a child a balloon.
2. Hold the (otherwise unoccupied) elevator while your colleague runs back to her desk to get something she forgot even if you’re in a hurry to leave the building.
3. Leave your waiter a generous tip
4. Lend your expertise – Know intellectual property law? Help out a friend who really needs that assist.
5. Share my umbrella with a stranger on a rainy day

wisdom quotes


Follow the path you’re on and you’ll reach your destination. Divert and you may reach your destiny.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. (Lao Tzu)
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Life happens wherever you are, whether you live it or not.
Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not. (Uncle Iroh in The Last Avatar)

SEASONED NUTS QUOTABLE


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
 
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”  — Benjamin Franklin“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

One at a time, over and over – SETH GODIN’S NEWSLETTER


One at a time, over and over

It’s 2018, a special night out. The restaurant shouldn’t have been as disappointing as it was. The room was beautiful, the staff was trying hard, the menu was ambitious–and yet it fell flat.

I realized that the problem is one that many of us face:

All shift long, there’s a lot to do. Another plate to fire, another customer to serve, another plate to clean. And yet this customer doesn’t care about all of that. For any given diner, this may very well be the only time he or she will ever eat here. For any given diner, this dish, this interaction–that’s the only chance you’re going to get.

It doesn’t matter to them that you have 100 tops to serve in the next hour. It doesn’t matter that the last week’s worth of customers all left happy. To this customer, there’s just this one time.

Over and over.

Just this one time.

Over and over.

nik’s free book summaries newsletter


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1-Sentence-Summary: Suggestible You helps you understand and utilize the power of your mind-body connection by explaining the effect that your thoughts have on your body, including pain, illness, and memory and how to take advantage of it.

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Suggestible You Summary

You already know your brain is incredible. But did you know that just on its own it has the ability to relieve pain, heal you from sickness, or even trick itself? The key to unlocking this potential is suggestion. 

Your brain runs on expectations. And it doesn’t like to be let down. Rather than facing reality and changing beliefs, it sometimes would instead change reality. Through suggestion, you can tap into this power and your mind can do amazing things. 

In Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, Erik Vance delves into the fascinating world of expectation and suggestion.

From the placebo effect to hypnotism, you will be impressed by the incredible ways your brain can trick itself. And most importantly, Vance will help you harness this power and use it to improve your own life.

Here are just 3 of the many fascinating lessons I got out of this book:

  1. Placebos work by the power of suggestion.
  2. Suggestions can affect the very decisions we make and we don’t even realize it. 
  3. You can use this power of expectation to better your life.

You are going to read this summary and you are going to like it. Just kidding, this isn’t about Jedi mind tricks! Let’s get to it!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: The placebo effect is very real and it is a product of the power of suggestion.

When we take a drug for pain, we sometimes feel relief almost immediately. But in truth, most medications take about 15 or more minutes to kick in. This is like the placebo effect, the phenomenon when you experience benefits from a drug or treatment that doesn’t actually have any. In other words, your brain creates a benefit based on expectation. 

It’s a well-documented effect that many people believe has a lot of untapped potential. The author says it’s likely the reason for successes in homeopathic medicine. It also could be the key to helping baffling cases chronic pain. 

How can this be? Your brain actually already has the chemical arsenal it needs to treat pain, in the same way opioids do-by releasing endorphins.

And it doesn’t stop there. Our brains produce endocannabinoids, which are found in Marijuana and help with pain, as well as dopamine and serotonin, which have to do with mood. 

All of these chemicals are particularly sensitive to the placebo effect. So your brain has all the resources it needs to help itself with ailments such as pain, anxiety, nausea, depression, or addiction.

However, studies show some people are more suggestible than others. So, if you’re one of the lucky ones, you will experience more benefits from the placebo effect.

Lesson 2: We often make decisions based on suggestions and we don’t even realize it.

Suggestibility affects many of the choices we make every day. Companies know this, and use it to make their products taste better to you. And no, I don’t mean that they just make them seem to taste better, they know that suggestion can make them actually taste better.

Packaging and presentation create an expectation, and your mind will happily want to meet that expectation by making something taste better. 

Don’t believe it? In a study investigating this power of expectation, a researcher told participants that she was comparing two milkshakes, one diet shake and another full-calorie one. She packaged the low-calorie shake with a no-frills and sensible label and gave the full-fat one a luxurious label. 

Unbeknownst to the participants, both actually contained the same amount of calories. Not only did they report the full-fat version tasted better, but when the researcher measured the participant’s hormone levels, she found those who drank the diet milkshake produced more ghrelin-the hormone tells us we’re hungry. Just thinking that they weren’t going to consume as many calories is enough to make them feel hungry. 

Expectation also plays a role in addiction where people get caught in an unfortunate loop. A drug gives pleasurable sensations, and the brain, overwhelmed by this, reduces dopamine production to restore balance. The less dopamine you have, the less pleasure you feel. Soon, you will need more and more of the drug to achieve the same pleasurable effect.

Lesson 3: If you want to improve your life, you can start taking advantage of the power of expectation.

By now, we understand the power of expectation and its ability to do some crazy things. Throughout history, ritualistic and faith healings have shown it can work. While some of their claims may be questionable, there is a way you can bring this power into your own life. 

First, you need to know and understand yourself. Because much of it relies on the power of storytelling, ask yourself what types of stories you find engaging or inspiring. While some people might trust in ancient wisdom, many people don’t believe anything that isn’t established by scientific evidence.

Additionally, some people need meditation and solitude while others do best in a group setting. Find what captures your individual imagination to discover a specific approach that works for you. 

Additionally, because we all have different levels of suggestibility, get to know what yours is. Experimenting with hypnosis is one way to find out how suggestible you are. 

The author gives some rules of thumb for discovering how you can use this power in a smart way. The first is to make sure that you don’t place yourself in any kind of danger. This means being careful with unregulated supplements or substances that people say can help you. Always read the label. 

The next rule is to not give up on traditional medicine. Alternative therapies can help but use these along with needed medical treatments to ensure you don’t harm yourself.

Next, make sure you don’t bankrupt yourself in a search for placebos. If someone is asking for hundreds of dollars for a supplement they probably are trying to take advantage of you.

Suggestible You Review

Suggestible You has such fresh and intriguing ideas. What if the key to our health and happiness lies within our own brains? You will be amazed at what your mind does without you even realizing it. The book is full of captivating scientific facts and stories, I just wish it had a little more actionable advice.

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Who would I recommend the Suggestible You summary to?

The 26-year-old who has seen people be miraculously cured but has no explanation for it, the 49-year-old that is curious about why the body is so good at healing itself sometimes, and anyone that wants to know how their mind and body work.

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-Nik

Prayer of the day


Hallowed God, ever-living creator, I wandered from your path and come to confess my sins. I failed you, I desired more power to change the world. I accept your punishment, unburden me of this pain. I accept my deserved punishment so I may feel the warmth of your light once more.

14. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – 26September


14. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – 26September

Day against Nuclear Weapons Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated so that the world community can reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a priority

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Conditions seen in people who have been exposed to radioactivity
  • Infographic idea: Countries that own the most nuclear weapons
  • Video idea: How do countries safely dispose of nuclear waste?
  • Podcast idea: How do countries deal diplomatically with nuclear threat?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by Tech Insider shows the evolution of nuclear weapons and their impact.