Best Selling Album Ever

https://www.thewrap.com/the-eagles-greatest-hits-michael-jackson-thriller-record/

The best selling album is The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits 1971-1975. Thriller by Michael Jackson no longer has the title.

What is your number one Eagles’ tune?

Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Disc 1:
Take It Easy
Witchy Woman
Lyin’ Eyes
Already Gone
Desperado
One Of These Nights
Tequila Sunrise
Take It To The Limit
Peaceful Easy Feeling
The Best Of My Love
Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2
Disc 2:
Hotel California
Heartache Tonight
Seven Bridges Road (Live Version)
Victim Of Love
The Sad Cafe
Life In The Fast Lane
I Can’t Tell You Why
New Kid In Town
The Long Run
After The Thrill Is Gone


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Give This a Read

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/screenshots-show-google-shadowbans-conservative-pro-trump-content/

In the article a video was considered hate speech because the crawler had “witch hunt”. I can’t believe it but I couldn’t believe “Never Trumper” was considered forbidden either. Why are people considered children with the inability to handle any negativity? Are we in the age of needing “padded rooms” so no one gets hurt on the Internet?

People need to know what they are seeing is what someone wants them to see. The filter is in. The fight is fixed. It reminds me of this.

“We control the …”


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Shutting Down the Debate

Why is there such a rush to shut down conversations and individuals? Let us take the concept of shutting things down because they are not true. Good way of thinking, right? But it has always amazed me the bias that is involved. For example, if people lie in a “positive” way no one pulls out this rule and think this person needs to be silenced. Positive could mean saying nice things based on lies or it can even mean saying negative things about people who disagree with you. Someone fighting your fight is on the side of the angels and must be “truthful”.

Examples
“You have been suspended for repeatedly giving credit to the wrong person. If this happens again your suspension will be longer and lead to banning.”

“Telling people ‘Staff was right when they were wrong.’ is clearly a falsehood and you will be suspended till you get the information correct. Please move on from the falsehoods and correct the history. Write a post to apologize to everyone.”

The problem with any standard is keeping it yourself and not using it to punish people who disagree with you. We ALL do this to some extent. The temptation is to let your friends slide and to even the score with those who you don’t like. To stop this from happening, the First Amendment was made. The freedom of expression is that valuable it needed an amendment to the Constitution. This means a lot of things that are not the most productive are allowed. The court of public opinion needs both sides to show up.

There is another temptation in thinking one’s way of thinking is the best. “We all know the earth is flat.” “We know the universe rotates around the earth.” “We know something happened this way because the newspaper, book, news, etc says so.” Unfortunately or maybe fortunately we are wrong at times and by listening and engaging we can correct our thinking.


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Guilty Pleasure: Kennedy Steve

There was an air traffic controller at JFK who did his job superbly and had fun while doing it. If one has listened to ATC they say the same things over and over again. There voices can be lifeless. An air traffic at JFK named Steve was known for mixing it up a bit which kept it interesting.  I like the following exchange.(At 1:00)

British Airways Pilot: ….. which way do you like us to face? (After a airplane pushes from the gate they are told which direction is best to taxi.)

Steve: Oh face the front, sir. If you’re flying  facing the passengers, they get very concerned.

BAP: Touche

Steve: Err, but the push back, sir, the nose is SE.

BAP: SE, thanks.

Steve: Ah, come on, you got to admit that it was slightly humorous!?

BAP:  It’s hilarious, we’re crying with laughter here.

 

The sad news is Kennedy Steve retired and I doubt there will be another like him.

Life goes a whole lot easier when a person puts some life and creativity in their job. A little fun can go a long way.

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TOTD 2018-8-19: Fighting War World II

I remember a friend telling me that WW2 was fought with paper and typewriters. That got me thinking of the other things that were lacking that we take for granted. Here is a list.

  1. Pallets and Containers (They used a lot of cargo nets at that time. A lot was moved by  hand.)
  2. Copy machines (I think carbon paper did most of this work.)
  3. Cell phones (They had walkie-talkies but they were cumbersome.)
  4. Helicopters (It took a lot of time to get the wounded to the hospital.)
  5. E-mail (People wrote letters that took weeks or longer to get to people.)
  6. Good weather forecasts (This can really help if you are in the middle of an ocean.)

What am I missing? Oh, there was no CNN.


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