The Definition of Insanity (Pulling the Rug Part 2)

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Ever hear the saying "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"?

Well, it appears that I’m slowly going insane as I descend through the first of Dante’s Circles of Hell…


But like Dante, I feel as though I may have climbed my way through to find hope once more.

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Pulling the rug…

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Ever hear the expression “Having the rug pulled out from under you”?

I’ve lived that experience more than a few times. And this time, a follow up expression comes to mind.

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Why? Because I’ve recently had the rug pulled out from under me… professionally… and worse, the same exact thing, twice in a row, by the same people.

Only this time, my options are far clearer. Read the rest of this entry »

Professional hypcorisy.

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One of the most irritating things in this world is hypocrisy.

Most sane people will find discomfort in the blatant conflict that arises between a persons words and actions that work in opposition to those words.

It happens all around us, all the time, in forms both large and small… and nothing embodies hypocrisy more completely than that of politics. And now, as the last stages descend upon the media, we’ll see the pinnacle of that in the last stages of the US presidential elections. Read the rest of this entry »

When the glass is half full…

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It’s interesting watching the behaviours of people.

I work with an eclectic group, to say the least. The branch of the organisation I work for has over 100 people, so as you can imagine, there exists a diverse cross section of society even within our floor.

But regardless of what a persons background, it’s very interesting to see how they tackle a situation… to see the glass half full, half empty, or in my case… it’s half a glass. Read the rest of this entry »

For the love of the game.

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This post marks my 100th… a minor milestone in the land of blogging. Admittedly it would have been good to have it coincide with a year writing this blog. So, onto the shellacking…

I hear a lot of criticism about professional sports people and those who officiate in various sports.

Umpires, referees, whatever you want to call them.

Armchair generals with no applicable knowledge of the game, players or officials they criticise, making sweeping statements in such a way that to the casual observer, these people are speaking as though they are the sole source of truth.

Well folks, things are coming to a head… time for a wake up call. Read the rest of this entry »

Proof… and the absence of proof.

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How do you go about proving something?

Well, in the case of something that has happened, it’s simple… evidence. Direct observation, secondary factors that only exist in the presence of a specific event, surveillance, intelligence and any number of factors.

Essentially, to prove something, we look for that big ticket “slam dunk” item that irrefutably determines, one way or another, the truth of a situation.

But what if that item, that piece of evidence, doesn’t exist? What if the evidence is purely circumstantial?

What if we are trying to prove that something didn’t happen?

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Be careful where you leave your footprints.

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I’m forever astounded by how easy it is to trace people nowadays.

Sure, the internet has made much of modern life incredibly convenient, with information aplenty literally at fingertips. The potential for this is enormous, for uses both good and ill.

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