I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they resided as aliens.
Milton Friedman’s shareholder enrichment approach has been the dominant business philosophy for decades. However, there are a number of reasons why we should stop embracing this approach and focus on the Golden Rule, quality, and sustainability instead.
First, Friedman’s approach is based on the idea that the only social responsibility of a business is to increase its profits. This is a narrow view of business that ignores the many other stakeholders that businesses have, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment.
Second, Friedman’s approach has led to a decline in the quality of products and services. When businesses are only focused on making profits, they are less likely to invest in research and development or to make sure that their products are of high quality. This has led to a number of scandals, such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the General Motors ignition switch recall.
Third, Friedman’s approach has contributed to environmental problems. When businesses are only focused on making profits, they are less likely to invest in sustainable practices. This has led to an increase in pollution and climate change.
Fourth, Friedman’s approach has led to a decline in worker satisfaction. When businesses are only focused on making profits, they are less likely to invest in their employees or to provide them with good working conditions. This has led to an increase in employee turnover and dissatisfaction.
Fifth, Friedman’s approach has led to a decline in trust in businesses. When businesses are only focused on making profits, they are more likely to engage in unethical or illegal behavior. This has led to a decline in public trust in businesses.
In contrast, the Golden Rule, quality, and sustainability focus on the long-term health of businesses and society. The Golden Rule teaches us to treat others as we would want to be treated. This means that businesses should treat their employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment with respect. Quality means that businesses should produce high-quality products and services that meet the needs of their customers. Sustainability means that businesses should operate in a way that does not harm the environment or future generations.
There are a number of things that businesses can do to focus on the Golden Rule, quality, and sustainability. First, they can adopt ethical codes of conduct. Second, they can invest in research and development to improve the quality of their products and services. Third, they can use sustainable practices to reduce their impact on the environment. Fourth, they can pay their employees a fair wage and provide them with good working conditions. Fifth, they can be transparent about their business practices.
By focusing on the Golden Rule, quality, and sustainability, businesses can create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.
After a conversation about my four Chat GPT produced
I just had this conversation with ChatGPT.
What would Jesus say if I asked him how we remove evil, bad, wrong, and other negative emotions
It’s difficult to say exactly what Jesus would say in response to this question, as he lived over 2,000 years ago and we don’t have a direct record of his words on this topic. However, based on the teachings of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible, it seems likely that he would encourage people to turn to God for help in overcoming negative emotions. In the New Testament, Jesus teaches that God can help us overcome any temptation or challenge that we face, and that through faith in God and reliance on his strength, we can find peace and joy even in difficult circumstances.
One key teaching of Jesus that is relevant to this topic is the concept of loving one’s neighbor as oneself. In Matthew 22:39, Jesus says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This teaching suggests that we should not only try to remove negative emotions from our own lives, but also strive to show love and compassion to others who may be struggling with negative emotions. By reaching out to others in love and offering support and encouragement, we can help to create a sense of community and belonging that can be a powerful force for good in the world.
We spoke of this in a prior chat. We struggle as I watch some stupid TV program with murder, violent teddy bear games, virtual reality and all we see in recent history
It’s understandable that you might feel distressed or troubled by the kinds of media that you describe, as they can contain violent or disturbing content that can be disturbing or distressing to watch. It’s also important to recognize that media can have a powerful influence on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and it’s possible that consuming media with violent or disturbing content could have negative effects on our emotional well-being.
One way to address these concerns is to be more mindful of the media that we consume. This can involve paying attention to the content of the media that we watch or play, and considering whether it aligns with our values and what we want to expose ourselves to. It can also be helpful to set limits on the amount of time we spend consuming media, or to take breaks from media consumption altogether.
Additionally, it can be helpful to seek out media that promotes positive messages and promotes healthy behaviors and attitudes. This can include media that promotes compassion, kindness, and understanding, or that encourages us to be more mindful and present in our daily lives.
Finally, if you find that you are struggling with negative emotions or thoughts as a result of consuming media, it can be helpful to talk to someone about your concerns, such as a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. They may be able to offer support and guidance as you navigate these challenges.
What you just said is the point. How do we remove these stimuli designed to get people to have an adrenaline rush or other stimulation of the fight instinct.
There are a few different strategies that you can consider if you are seeking to remove or reduce exposure to media that promotes violence or other negative stimuli. Here are a few ideas to consider:
Set limits on your media consumption: One way to reduce your exposure to media that promotes violence or other negative stimuli is to set limits on the amount of time you spend consuming media. This can involve setting limits on the amount of time you spend watching TV, playing video games, or using social media, for example.
Choose media that promotes positive messages: Another approach is to be more selective about the media that you consume, and to seek out media that promotes positive messages and behaviors. This can include media that promotes compassion, kindness, and understanding, or that encourages us to be more mindful and present in our daily lives.
Seek out alternative activities: Instead of consuming media that promotes violence or other negative stimuli, consider engaging in activities that are more positive and uplifting. This could include things like exercise, hobbies, spending time with loved ones, or volunteering in your community.
Talk to someone about your concerns: If you are struggling with negative emotions or thoughts as a result of consuming media, it can be helpful to talk to someone about your concerns. This could be a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. They may be able to offer support and guidance as you navigate these challenges.
If the problem is not me and I decide to think as a Megalomaniac seeking to help the world find peace and accept the basic tenant of the Golden Rule. The Second commandment as given to us by Jesus and easily found in the words of the Buddha, The Tao, and Hindu writings.
If you are seeking to promote the idea of the Golden Rule, which is the principle of treating others with kindness, compassion, and respect, there are a number of steps that you can take to help spread this message and encourage others to adopt it in their own lives. Here are a few ideas to consider:
Practice the Golden Rule yourself: One of the most effective ways to promote the idea of the Golden Rule is to lead by example and practice it in your own life. This means treating others with kindness, compassion, and respect, and showing them the same consideration that you would want them to show to you.
Share the message with others: You can also help to promote the Golden Rule by sharing the message with others and encouraging them to adopt it in their own lives. This can involve talking to friends, family, and colleagues about the importance of the Golden Rule, or participating in community or volunteer activities that promote the message.
Advocate for the Golden Rule: Another way to promote the Golden Rule is to advocate for it in your community and beyond. This could involve speaking out in support of policies and practices that reflect the principles of the Golden Rule, or participating in advocacy efforts that promote the message.
Educate others about the Golden Rule: Finally, you can help to promote the Golden Rule by educating others about its importance and how it can be applied in daily life. This could involve sharing articles, books, or other resources that explore the concept, or engaging in discussions about the Golden Rule with others. Overall, the key is to be proactive and consistent in your efforts to promote the Golden Rule and encourage others to adopt it in their own lives.
What Next, You May ask. We shall See
An update of the website was in order and such is happening, and much must still until we satisfy my 2006 concern.
I looked around my site and saw https://www.bis.org/publ/bppdf/bispap114.pdf.
Updated perspective and brought forward truths. Blockchains and digital ledgers with smart contracts work and are fit for the right purpose. But please, memory and power are expensive.
Which God was asked
Who is this God was asked?
The one creator.
The one beginning that which always was and always will be.
It is so easy to write blasphemous Tweets, or conspiracy nonsense. Our digital age has given those who cannot find love a channel to express anger and frustration. They expose their lack of empathy, and their inability to grasp the basic peace established Via love.
I must begin with an apology to the lady who caused me to start this post. I am sorry about how things evolved, yet I am thrilled at a new beginning. I was looking forward to exploring what could be now I am.
I also appreciate how my spiritual foundation differs from many. In this post, I will attempt to share what I believe.
There are four great teachers Lao Tzu, Siddhattha Gotama, Confucius, and finally the King of Kings Jesus. To these four, we must add the Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, and the other great scholars whose words graced the libraries of Alexandra and other great centers of ancient learning.
Their thoughts and ways of looking at life and our surroundings transcend time.
Jesus, between age twelve and thirty, I suspect, walked the northern silk route and traveled home along the southern maritime route, searched, and explored all of their thinking. He probably voyages around Europe with the Phoenicians.
When he emerged, he taught.
He was a truly enlightened man.
He taught us a new way of living together.
He was the conclusion of all of the world’s thinking into one simple rule. In order to honor the creator God, we must adhere to the Golden Rule.
The Golden Rule Is How We must Live
Stories told of Jesus established a deep feeling of love for Jesus son of Mary and Joseph a martyr who died on the cross preaching peace and harmony.
Instead, those in power use his name and their version of his teaching to assure their GREEDY, that one sin, need for wealth and power. I then must simply remind all of you of what Lord Acton said – “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (1887).
Western civilization wants to claim it is superior. In earlier times the lord God was used to establish the power of the monarch. The hubris of one tribe to claim their Book was better than any other book is where the division across this great planet emanate.
That arrogant better than thou feeling is our greatest sin.
Look at the tower of Babel. We once were one. The people who wrote that passage wrote of our inability to work together. They blamed God for our human failures. The story is of us. Instead, we turn the text around and blame God for our inability to live together in peace.
We could not create a society
Capable of standing up and saying to God.
Father, you can be proud of us
We are one together on earth
Bound together in peace and harmony
Honoring the one common rule given to all of us by the Creator
My return from a world where chaos ultimately produced the order we see 》 Happened in 2005 while living in Canada. 19 year abroad thinking of coming home. I stopped drinking; we joined the three-week-old community church in Markham, Ontario. There, I began to study the bible. When I came back to the United States in 2008 and settled for a time on St Simons Island, Georgia, I joined the local community church. Moving up to Atlanta, I joined with my sister and attending Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.
Supposedly reborn I tried to learn and listen for God’s words.
Is that not what Jesus told us was our task?
I was taught that he died on the cross so in his name we would come together as one, both Gentile and Jew? Instead!
What happened next resulted from several evangelicals better than thou experiences.
They demand – I see things their way.
This better-than-thou attitude caused me to run back to the Episcopal church.
Party, nationalist, MAGA, slave owner, racist, sexist, cults, schools, churches, temples … whatever holds one group together divides us. This is our failure.
We did not listen to those four great teachers
I don’t think the evangelist understands the words of the world of the great Teacher and King Jesus Christ.
We are not listening to Jesus.
He knew and had learned from
All the many before him
With this ancient depth, even he has not convinced those now living and those who came before to come together as one family. He asked us, in the name of the creator, to be the stewards of this planet and friends to any who enters our space.
This is who we are expected to be
Look at us today. We have not been true to his teaching.
Those that follow, including Mohammed, Luther, Calvin, Joseph Smith, Guru Nanak, and so many others, sought to promote their unique way of thinking. Instead, they ended up creating even more division.
In 2017 my mother died. It was late February. We had just elected a racist President. Two priests Robert and Tom stood talking as friends. Of two different disciplines, these men told me the local spiritual leaders met for Lunch – Dinner – Musical … whatever.
Years later Tom and Allan (Robert’s replacement) along with the local rabbi took a group to Palestine.
They told me who did not wish to be part of their ecumenical movement.
The Imam did
At the beginning of 2020, living once again in the Golden Isles, I attended three of the churches here on St. Simons. I listen with great respect to Alan & Tom as they tended to their Presbyterian and Episcopalian flocks. I also had a chance to experience Catholics sharing their faith. The feeling of being connected to God is absolutely present in each of these congregations.
I stayed away from most people during the pandemic, especially those rude people who would not wear a mask and do not want to accept the free vaccine and become part of the herd immune society.
A lovely woman asked the question of my spiritual beliefs.
before she adamantly professed her beliefs
I was at peace with My spiritual foundation
Now that she has reentered my life
I have a new appreciation of the value of community
and the necessity to change the way we treat each other
This student’s essay tells it well.
In my many reading, this essay has caused me to want everyone to remember one thing.
The question the student causes me to ask each of you.
Is it true?
Because I don’t believe as you, I am destined to hell?
When it comes to spirituality, everyone is right. No one is wrong. None of us can truly understand the mysteries of the unknown.
None of us has the ability
To understand and see the creator
Power and Intellect so Immense
Capable of Creating Universes
In my search, I found the Tao, The Way!
While cycling one beautiful afternoon along the Chattahoochee, I listened to one particular way of interpreting the Tao.
After listening to the full series, the Trinity became nothing more than an element of the mythology used to help people find a common purpose.
For me, our purpose should be to find union with all. People should not insist we all believe in the Jesus described in the Nicene Creed. Instead,
We could all agree
The Greatest Spiritual Teacher
a King of Kings
a divine individual
Many tell me I must give God my full and undivided attention. They tell me he will fill my mind with heavenly wisdom and knowledge.
They tell me – he has plans for me.
They tell me they see and hear greatness in my ideas. Can it be true?
Is God calling and asking me to step up
Reach higher and prepare to do more than I can imagine?
My therapist believes I have a calling. Others cause me to fear the burden God wants to place on my shoulders. The woman who caused me to write told me she heard greatness in my ideas.
In 1976 I grasped hardware, software & networks achieving the equivalent of a 4-year master’s in computer sciences. 1982, while replacing the back pages of the WSJ with computer screens, I saw how marginal satisfaction is not a human instinct and was confronted with trying to grapple with the advantages and disadvantages of socialism and capitalism. 1986 off to Europe for 15 years.
1991, I moved into senior management and saw the world through the eyes of Mastercard and Visa. I helped them grow while focusing on securing the world of payments and heralding in eCommerce.
Big data, identity, and cryptography take me into today.
The fourth industrial revolution is underway; it calls us to embrace machine learning, natural language interfaces, 3D printing, and the internet of things.
How God fits in begs the question of why God would put Putin and Trump in power. Why would income inequality be so raw and health a profit center? Those waving the Trump and MAGA flags worry me. Their supremacist attitude solidifies for me one thing. Tribalism is our greatest sin.
Has he put me here to address the real issue!
It is time to listen and embrace
The Golden Rule.
Together we can build and promote
We need to embrace The Golden Rule
Apple exemplified an era of global capitalism that has passed from The Economist https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/08/28/apple-exemplified-an-era-of-global-capitalism-that-has-passed
Jesus the King of the World for 18 years wandered this earth. As our teacher he stands before us with one truth. Love each other. In so doing you love and honor God.
Matthew 25:40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,* you did it to me.’
2 words immutability and trustless.
Such big words. The idea something is once written can never be changed, altered, or deleted as well as elegant. Or that there is no need to worry about anything, what is presented simply is one instance of knowledge not until more than two can be found is there the possibility of trust. But if more than a few assemble and not sure then!
In a trustless environment, there is no single entity that has authority over the system, and consensus is achieved without participants having to know or trust anything but the system itself. A definition from one of the major institutions helping to establish this new. New what?
It is the removal of relationships so they can be replaced by something, no someone new that is bothersome. Words like usury invade reality, and a few get very wealthy as the mass spend to survive, always being driven to need more.
We have lost the ability to commune. We lost track if the responsibility to be good stewards of the garden we were given responsibility for .
Clearly, I am a bit behind.
I learned it in school then again at the hand of David Chaum
He taught me that if I kept the key length long the work hard and the hardware self defeating then a digital signature is absolute proof of presence under and agree set of conditions.
We then spoke of operating systems, payments, smart cards, cryptography: asymmetrical and symmetric. Rooted in PKI and the need to assume a trust less world.
Then there is money. We knew, time ago, we could use electrons to replicate notes and coins on ledgers and within balances.
Electronic Passports, National Identity Cards, and Drivers Licenses will have or have had a digital form.
Now we create Digital Assets.
Valued by a market.
Dreaming of unimaginable wealth or food on the table in the morning.
Can there be a rebirth, an awaking, can we all feel the warmth of friendship?
Democrats cannot give up on voting reform. The nation can’t afford it.
Opinion by the Editorial Board
When I think about democracy I wonder about how long it will take to truly become democratic.
This transformation requires the agility to accept change as society moves forward and expands on all sides, Be our differences density, education, technology, automation, learning, health, family, place, or position.
Date & Time:
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
10:30 AM PT | 1:30 PM ET
Explained: A Legal Perspective on the Future of Cybersecurity Research
The Supreme Court’s Van Buren decision earlier this month aimed to clarify the ambiguous meaning of “exceeding authorized access” in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the federal computer crime law.
In the context of protecting critical infrastructure from hackers, this particular ruling will define how we manage, report, and handle unauthorized access.
It also raises some foundational questions that, if weighed carefully, have the potential to foster a collaborative relationship between researchers and companies. How should good-faith researchers conduct themselves? Does this redefine the relationship between companies and hackers? Is every researcher considered to be in violation of CFAA if they’ve not sought permission to access a system?
Jared L. Hubbard and Christopher Hart have followed this ruling closely and worked on amicus briefs to aid the Court in this matter. They will discuss the case and answer questions.
Jared L. Hubbard, Partner, Fitch LP
Christopher Escobedo Hart, Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice – Boston, FoleyHoag LLP
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Today we seek to ensure each citizen eligible to vote can vote. Issues like location, geography, education are all elements of the values we must embrace as we work to assure the citizens ability to vote.
The first question of voter and eligibility takes us into the realm of who or how elections are managed. Candidates, contests, question are all elements of what is presented to the voter as a ballot. According to practices and rules, contests involve selecting candidates. While questions focus on yes/no answers or a score.
Anonymity creates a need to construct a mechanism to assure one vote per voter while preserving the privacy of the voters identity. This one requirement solved reduces the risk landscape significanttly and complicates the angle of attack.
Adhering to a security first continous improvement principles and integrating prevention and detection into the design of the source code.
I believe Voatz has solved the most challenging task and embraced best of breed components and partners to build a secure immutable record of each unique anonymously signed ballot.
The rest, as long as vendor certification mechanisms and coherent standards exist, has been done over and over again in: financial services, government services, defense, health, and retail. With sound software design and release procedures, built on quality principles inherent in the companies ethos
All we need is the right to improve democracy.
How can any tribe claim to be chosen? When so many other cultures and tribes emerged in other parts of the globe. Each grew up with an understanding of the unimaginable Creator. God, by whatever name.
This elemental craving to be better than another goes back to the emergence of language. When we learned to communicate with together we began to wonder: how or why?
These two questions get more complicated when we wonder how those lights appear in the night sky or why the rain does not soak the earth.
Yet up against the Mediterranean this band of escaped Egyptian slaves claim lands from the inhabitants.
A long time ago out of Northeastern Africa Homosapien emerged.
Homo sapien an interesting evolution of the primate. They settled in tribal communities. Evolved and seeking shelter, food source, drinking water, and sanitation together.
A new world order seems to be the next step in man and woman’s evolution. Division twin tribes, cultures, people and religion create animosity. It is this animosity built on fear often times we we must address as we evolve.
Where would I live if both ice caps melted and all glaciers disappeared. How much water did you put on the Earth? Somewhere on what will become Eastern seaboard is where Philip wants to build, I’m home.
The next question, when does it matter. If I think of myself 2050 I would be 96. If I think beyond, 21 sounds like a good number.