China: Add psychological warfare to the list

China has been waging economic warfare, engaging in espionage, and now you can add psychological warfare to the list. China is not friendly and we need to gear up now before the warfare becomes open. – China’s Delay in Allowing U.S. Ship Into Port Befuddles Officials – 11/22/07 11:41

What’s bigger than global warming?

What’s bigger than global warming? You guessed it, drunken pachyderms!

“The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them” says Paris Hilton, future Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

MSN TV News.

UPDATE: AP has now retracted the story. I am leaving it as a idea for anyone seeking next years Nobel!

Currently Quoting:

“Having people think you are inefficient is generally better than having them realize you are incompetent.”

The quote is mine, the currently quoting section is at Josh Brage. You have to scroll down or search for the section but it has good stuff in it.

Beware the Blog Police!

Back from Blog World Expo and I think I lost the Blog Police somewhere between the Las Vegas Convention center and Denver.

The Blog Police you ask? Yes the Blog Police. They are real, they are everywhere and they are watching even now! Apparently, I may be guilty of the following violations:

1) I have advertising on my site.
2) I did not live blog Blog World Expo.
3) I do not blog hourly.
4) I do not blog daily.
5) I seem to agree with BlogWorld Expo – The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly point 7.
6) I use spell check occasionally (the rest of the time I leave things mispleled.)
7) I thought blogging was simply another way of communicating with people not a near mystical and sacred art.

Overall an interesting show where I learned a few things,met some very good people such as Jeremiah Owyang, Avinash Kaushik,
Chris Brogan and Scott Allen and most importantly I am satisfied this is a valuable means of communication.

Thank you Seeds of Growth for a post that seemed to summarize much of my experience as well.

Relevance is determined by the receiver.

Whatever the message, one should always remember that relevance is determined by the receiver. This may not be your church but it is certainly meeting these kids where they are in life and speaking their language.

Get Rocked. | Denver In Translation

It is always about having the will!

Thank you Hugh for The Bridge and The Fence where you point out the difference between something where people or governments have the will to do something, the I35 bridge and where that will is lacking as in border control. I have long held that it is a lack of will that keeps us from doing hard things and that lack of will, or more importantly, those who have that lack which must be confronted and defeated.

Other examples are those of oil shortages and high gas prices; our lack of will to aggressively drill where oil exist such as Alaska or off the coast of several states and our restrictions on refining contribute to these shortages and resulting prices. The oil is there, but our lack of will to go get it causes our inconvenience. The lack of will to succeed would, if allowed, lead to our defeat in Iraq. We have the capacity to prosecute this or any war successfully and only a lack of will can prevent that.

When choosing a leader or when you are the leader, always remember; it is always about having the will!

Now for something completely different!

Tough day? Do something completely different and go to a youth service at church with a pumpkin chuck, skateboard competitions (with helmets of course,) a DJ and an awesome rocking worship band.

Doesn’t sound like your thing? Not mine either, other than the rocking worship band, but it does get you thinking different and is fun to watch.

One of those days…

It was one of those days today, after yesterday and looking forward to tomorrow.

Thank you for the fun.