This football player should be in jail.

[Warning there is a violent hit an the end of the video.]

This late hit has been the talk of Japan. There is no excuse for this. As the title says this player should be in jail. If it had happened on the street and it was video taped that is what would have happened.

The player has said that his Japanese coaches ordered him to injure the quarterback. If there is one thing I can’t stand is someone abusing their authority.  People who do should get twice what they inflicted on others.


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The Broken Feedback Loop

I could have titled this “Listening” but that would have been boring.

In life, there needs to be a feedback loop. This tells people whether they are on the right track or the wrong track. It is rare that one person can be so self aware to be their own feedback loop. They need the responses from others.

In the body, the nervous systems sends back information to tell us the stove is hot. Because of this the hand gets taken off the stove. How does it do this? Pain. Now I think most people would thing of pain as bad but in this case it is good. Why? Because a little pain stops the big pain from coming.

In life, people need positive AND negative feedback. Negative feedback can be painful. And for many people they want to dismiss it. They use various ways to “cover their ears”. Here are some of the methods.

  1. Attacking the messenger.
  2. “Yes, but look at the 99% that is good. “
  3. “Everyone does it so why are you picking on me.”
  4. “Yes, but I am better than X.”
  5. “Do you know who you are talking to? I have done great things.”
  6. “I am doing the best I can so quit hassling me.”
  7. “It’s the Minky’s* fault. I am not responsible. I had to do it.”

What is your favorite reason for having a broken feedback loop?

I will try in the future to write a post on having a good feedback loop. It might depend on the feedback I get from this post.

* We all have a favorite person to blame.


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TOTD 2018-5-21: Hope

I was talking to a friend about how hope is often not discussed. People talk about love a lot. People say, “I love you.” I (heart) Whatever can be seen on tee shirts. There is even this song.

It seems people have a reason to be hopeless since hope gets no love or advertising dollars. Hope should get more air time. Hope needs a symbol. Song writers need to get some good music out there to encourage people.

I wasn’t thinking of Trump when I wrote this but his “Make America Great Again” was all about hope, wasn’t it?


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A good read from a Dem. Pollster

Stopping Mueller isn’t about one president or one party. It’s about all presidents and all parties. It’s about cleaning out and reforming the deep state so that our intelligence operations are never used against opposing campaigns without the firmest of evidence. It’s about letting people work for campaigns and administrations without needing legal defense funds. It’s about relying on our elections to decide our differences.

Read the whole thing. (H/T DrudgeReport)

http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/388549-stopping-robert-mueller-to-protect-us-all


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