Thursday, June 29, 2017

Turning Backs: Power Causes Brain Damage

The Antipodeans forgive their great men when they are safely buried...

Millennials, Trust And Internet Security

Think you know what millennials are really like? Think again!

 ‘You have turned your backs on us’

 ‘…We take those concerns seriously’

The White House’s reality-proof press briefing

While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr.  Yet how do you get the pound of flesh without dropping a single spot of blood...

Xennials, The Microgeneration Between Gen X And Millennials

Milleniums  have decided to live on their knees — and will very likely die there 

Debunking the myths of millennials at work

iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Millennials: Meet the next generation of cybersecurity

Megan Washington loves public speaking

“For our third annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news…Here’s who made this year’s unranked list

Federal Bill Attempts to Silence Investors Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

The Showrunner For ‘Power’ Says Every Character Is Based On Her (And Shakespeare)

“What are some references you’ve used to frame the storytelling on the show and move the characters and narratives forward?
“A lot of Shakespeare. I’ve used Richard III because he’s ruthless in getting what he wants and then ghosts of the people he killed start haunting him.” 

The search for ecstasy. In 1960 an estimated 20 percent of Americans said they'd had a mystical experience. Now it's 50 percent  Myths of Mystical illusions 

Forget Caesar. Shakespeare Has Another Role for Trump. - Bloomberg

“The Treasury launched an 8 week policy consultation on theTransposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Fund Transfer Regulation in September. These aim to give effect to the updated global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards. The government sought views and evidence on the steps it proposed to take or should take, to transpose the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (Fourth Money Laundering Directive” (4MLD) and those aspects of the Fund Transfer Regulation (FTR) that need to be transposed into national law. This document gives an outline of the responses submitted and the government’s policy decisions positions following the consultation, and is accompanied by draft regulations. The government welcomes views on the further policy questions posed in the document, as well as on the draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017, in particular on whether the drafting delivers the government’s stated aims.”

A popular French lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident involving an exploding whipped cream dispenser Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream...

If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. But can it cause brain damage?
When various lawmakers lit into John Stumpf at a congressional hearing last fall, each seemed to find a fresh way to flay the now-former CEO of Wells Fargo for failing to stop some 5,000 employees from setting up phony accounts for customers. But it was Stumpf’s performance that stood out. Here was a man who had risen to the top of the world’s most valuable bank, yet he seemed utterly unable to read a room. Although he apologized, he didn’t appear chastened or remorseful. Nor did he seem defiant or smug or even insincere. He looked 
disoriented, like a jet-lagged space traveler just arrived from Planet Stumpf, where deference to him is a natural law and 5,000 a commendably small number. Even the most direct barbs—“You have got to be kidding me” (Sean Duffy of Wisconsin); “I can’t believe some of what I’m hearing here” (Gregory Meeks of New York)—failed to shake him awake

Politico is building a community of audience advisers that now numbers about 5,000

How Fear of Russia Misleads Americans Consortium News. Interview with Thomas Drake.
Editor’s Note CNN. Oopsie.

The researchers found that in the US this took the form of what Samuel Woolley, the project’s director of research, calls “manufacturing consensus” – creating the illusion of popularity so that a political candidate can have viability where they might not have had it before
Power Causes Brain Damage Atlantic Obvious clickbait headline….

ATO has culture of 'shortcuts': barristers ...

Speech: Guiding principles in service of the public
APSC Commissioner, 21/6/17. During his speech the Commissioner  set out his thoughts on a range of topics including:

•The current forces for change in the APS

•Future of work

•Workplace flexibility


•Workplace culture

•Social media

•Employee performance

  • Red sky at night shepherds delight; red sky in the morning, shepherds warning[1]
  • Respect is not given, it is earned.
  • Revenge is a dish best served cold[1]
  • Revenge is sweet[1]
  • Rome was not built in a day,[1][8]
  • Right or wrong, my country[1]

  • See a penny and pick it up, all the day you will have good luck; see a penny and let it lay, bad luck you will have all day[1]
  • See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil[1]
  • Seeing is believing[1]
  • Seek and ye shall find[1]
  • Set a thief to catch a thief[1]
  • Shiny are the distant hills[1]
  • Shrouds have no pockets[1]
  • Silence is golden[1]
  • Slow and steady wins the race[1]
  • Slow but sure[1]
  • Softly, softly, catchee monkey[1]
  • Sometimes we are the student. Sometimes we are the master. And sometimes we are merely the lesson – Jacalyn Smith[1]
  • Spare the rod and spoil the child[1]
  • Speak as you find[1]
  • Speak softly and carry a big stick[1]
  • Speech is silver[1]
  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me[1]
  • Still waters run deep[1]
  • Strike while the iron is hot[1]
  • Stupid is as stupid does[1]
  • Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan[1]
  • Speak of the devil and he shall/is sure/will appear


  • Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves[1]
  • Talk is cheap[1]
  • Talk money
  • Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear[1]
  • Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are[24]
  • Tell the truth and shame the Devil (Shakespeare, Henry IV),[1][8]
  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger[1]
  • The age of miracles is past[1]
  • The apple never falls far from the tree[1]
  • The best defence is a good offence[1]
  • The best-laid schemes of mice and men often go awry[1]
  • The best things in life are free[1]
  • The bigger they are, the harder they fall[1]
  • The boy is father to the man[1]
  • The bread never falls but on its buttered side[1]
  • The child is the father of the man[1]
  • The cobbler always wears the worst shoes[1]
  • The course of true love never did run smooth[1]
  • The customer is always right[1]
  • The darkest hour is just before the dawn[1]
  • The Devil finds work for idle hands to do[1]
  • The Devil looks after his own[1]
  • The early bird catches the worm[1]
  • The end justifies the means[1]
  • The exception which proves the rule[1]
  • The female of the species is more deadly than the male[1]
  • The good die young[1]
  • The grass is always greener on the other side[1]
  • The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world[1]
  • The husband is always the last to know[1]
  • The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)[25]
  • The labourer is worthy of his hire[1]
  • The leopard does not change his spots[1]
  • The longest day must have an end[8]
  • The longest journey starts with a single step[1]
  • The moon is made of green cheese
  • The more the merrier[1]
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same[1]
  • The mustard on a bun is as yellow as a daisy in the sun.
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton
  • The only way to understand a woman is to love her[1]
  • The pen is mightier than the sword[1]
  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating[1]
  • The road to Hell is paved with good intentions[1]
  • The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot[1]
  • The squeaking wheel gets the grease[1]
  • The straw that broke the camel's back[1]
  • The way to a man's heart is through his stomach[1]
  • There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
  • There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream[1]
  • There are none so blind as those that will not see[1] — attributed variously to Edmund Burke or George Santayana
  • There are two sides to every question[1]
  • There but for the grace of God go I[1]
  • There is an exception to every rule[1]
  • There are always more fish in the sea[1]
  • There is honour among thieves[1]
  • There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle[1]
  • There is many a slip 'twixt cup and lip[1]
  • There is more than one way to skin a cat[1]
  • There is no accounting for tastes[1]
  • There is no fool like an old fool[1]
  • There is no place like home[1]
  • There is no smoke without fire[1]
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch[1]
  • There is no such thing as bad publicity[1]
  • There is no time like the present[1]
  • There is none so blind as those who will not see[1]
  • There's none so deaf as those who will not hear[1]
  • There is nowt so queer as folk[1]
  • There is one born every minute[1]
  • There is safety in numbers[1]
  • They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind[1]
  • Third time is a charm[1]
  • Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it[1]
  • Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones[1]
  • Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas[1]
  • Time and tide wait for no man[1]
  • Time flies[1]
  • Time is a great healer[1]
  • Time is money[1]
  • Time will tell[1]
  • ’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all[1]
  • To be worn out is to be renewed. Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)[17]
  • To each his own.
  • To err is human, to forgive divine[1]
  • To the victor go the spoils[1]
  • To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive[1]
  • Tomorrow is another day[1]
  • Tomorrow never comes[1]
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth[1]
  • Truth is stranger than fiction[1]
  • Truth will out[1]
  • Two blacks do not make a white[1]
  • Two heads are better than one[1]
  • Two is company, but three is a crowd,[1][8]
  • Two wrongs do not make a right[1]



  • Walk softly but carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt 1900 in letter relating an old African proverb[27]
  • Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs[1]
  • Waste not, want not[1]
  • What cannot be cured must be endured[1]
  • What goes around, comes around
  • What goes up must come down[1]
  • What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts[1]
  • What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander[1]
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans doSt. Ambrose 347AD[28]
  • When it rains it pours.
  • When the cat is away, the mice will play[1]
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going[1]
  • When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak[1]
  • When three women gather, it becomes noisy.
  • What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over[1]
  • Where there is a will there is a way[1]
  • Where there is muck there is brass[1]
  • Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.[1]
  • While there is life there is hope[1]
  • Whom the Gods love die young[1]
  • Why keep a dog and bark yourself?[1]
  • With a responsibility comes great power
  • Woman is the root of both good and evil[1]
  • Wonders will never cease[1]
  • Work expands so as to fill the time available[1]
  • Worrying never did anyone any good[1]


  • You ain't seen nothing yet[1]
  • You are never too old to learn[1]
  • You are what you eat[1]
  • You can have too much of a good thing[1]
  • You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink[1]
  • You cannot have your cake and eat it too[1]
  • You cannot get blood out of a stone[1]
  • You cannot make a silk purse from a sow's ear[1]
  • You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs[1]
  • You cannot make bricks without straw[1]
  • You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds[1]
  • You cannot teach an old dog new tricks[1]
  • You cannot judge a book by its cover[1]
  • You cannot win them all[1]
  • You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar[1]
  • You pay your money and you take your choice[1]
  • Youth is wasted on the young[1]
  • You must have rocks in your head[1]
  • You've got to separate the wheat from the chaff[1]