Gifts In China Infographic

Here’s a cool infographic on the gifts that are appropriate and inappropriate for Chinese friends and colleagues.
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Gifts in China: what to give, what to avoid (infographic)

China

Homeland Security App….It’s a Trap!

Homeland Security
Who in their right mind would install a Homeland Security app on any device they own? I’m not very paranoid but I’m pretty sure any app from DHS is harvesting more data from your phone than they claim.

The story from Pixiq.

Here’s the Press Release about the app for you to more easily report suspicious activity.

 

 

Conspiracy, Gadgets / Devices

A Must See GI Joe Fan film

This is a very cool fan film of the GI Joe franchise, how fans probably really want the story to proceed. And the production quality is surprisingly good for a fan film! I’m subscribed to the youtube feed to keep track of new episodes because I was left with a desire for the story to keep going…that’s a good sign. Smile I’m going to donate to the effort to help encourage more.

You can find more information at their website http://www.gijoeinitiate.com/  and at their Facebook page.

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Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?

Buddhist Meditation

I’m a firm believer in the use of meditation to help deal with the chaos of life around us, this includes the stress and ambiguity and pressure of work. The intent is to help you deal with the things that influence you in a way that prevent you from being more successful.

From NPR this week-

A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan’s Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It’s not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There’s no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective.

Buddhism

Red Town Lost–A Horror Novel by John Shupeck

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Here’s a relatively new novel by John Shupeck: Red Town Lost. If you like Clive Barker, then this right up your alley.

It’s available in paperback and on the Kindle, check out Red Town Lost on Amazon.

Book Description:

WHEN FRANKIE RED COMES TO TOWN…PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE!

It’s fall of 2012, and Dan Suppers is lost. Abandoning his broken down vehicle, he’s been walking through seemingly endless woods for hours looking for something — anything — that resembles civilization. What he finds is a smoking pit of Hell — a large building filled with what Dan soon realizes are the remnants of hundreds of human corpses.

And Dan thought he was having a bad day!

Red Town Lost chronicles the efforts of a terrified man to discover the secret of what happened the night the building burned, and in the process unraveling four harrowing tales revolving around four unforgettable individuals and their own unique trials and tribulations that are somehow connected to the burned out building. Unfortunately, the man will discover very quickly that the stories are not just connected with his morbid discovery, but in fact may hold horrifying implications for the man and his very soul!

WHO IS FRANKIE RED AND WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN STORE FOR DAN?

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