(What is) The True Nature of Living

April 24, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Kevin Lawson, Laura Feliz and Greg Barnes as the discuss:

(What is) The True Nature of Living?

 

The pressure to remain fit, slim and in control of one’s body does not subside with the end of youth ---

it grows only more insistent as one grows older…….

The price of survival is endless toil. – Barbara Ehrenreich, Running to the Grave, Harpers Magazine (March 2018)

Jeanne Louise Calment, a Frenchwoman who died in 1997 at the age of 122 – (the longest confirmed life span on record) never worked in her life, but it could be said she worked out.  She and her wealthy husband enjoyed tennis, swimming fencing, hunting, and mountaineering.  Anyone looking for dietary tips will be disappointed, Calment liked beef, fried foods, chocolate and pound cake.

 And she smoked cigarettes and sometimes cigars (she did however have a persistent cough in her later years).

 

What matters more the quality of your life or the quantity of your life?

Does healthy aging constitute a rich life?

Do good health habits guarantee longevity?

Are the latest “longevity” and “anti-aging” products selling self-absorption?

 

Update:

The social credit score in China.

Facial recognition.

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MLK, 50 years later: any progress?

April 13, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective (R)

Every Friday at 11 am P.S.T. 

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori and Greg Barnes as they discuss:

MLK 50 years later, any progress?

Race Relations

 

Some regions seem to have racially progressed while others have not.  Why the disparity?

Economic factors?

What roles do colonization and capitalism play in race relations?

What role does education play?

There is a large disparity between white men and men of color but this not the case with women of color and white women.  Why?

 

FINANCE

The USA has an unlimited debt ceiling until 2019.

What will this mean?

What will this mean?

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Female Prisoners in Japan

April 5, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Female prisoners in Japan

 

One in five female prisoners in Japan is senior, almost all of whom have been convicted of petty crimes like shoplifting.  This is no accident.  Elderly women in Japan are economically vulernable.  Have live below the poverty line.  Many live by themselves and have no one to turn to for help. So there is a growing trend in Japan of elderly women deliberately committing petty crimes—hoping to get caught so that they’ll be sent to prison.

 

Is this a last resort of welfare?

In the 1970’s and 1980’s Japan was indomitable.  What has happened?

How do the seven stages of empire explain this phenomena and what does it mean for the United States?

What happens as the population bubble pops?

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Attracted to the Lie

March 27, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Attracted to the Lie

False stories travel much faster than truth

 

A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.  (MIT study on online misinformation)

 The average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth.  On the average, false information reaches 35% more people that true news.

 

What is with the proliferation of bogus stories?

Is there a difference is the frequency of “bots”  (automated accounts) and humans forwarding false information?

Does Russia play a role in the misinformation?

 

FINANCE

China and the Petro Yuan

What is the significance?

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The good, the bad and the ugly: Social Media

March 22, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

The good, the bad and the ugly:  Social Media

 

For a few hours in early March a “trending” story appeared on YouTube with false information about the Parkland, FL shootings.  It was shared more than 200,000 times in those short hours before it was removed.

 

Does social media have a responsibility to detect misinformation?

Does a  “trending” news story mean  it is truthful.

Is it ok to spread false stories?

Where do 1st Amendment rights and the right to individual safety meet?

How does panic and mass hysteria play into fake news?

Ultimately who is responsible?

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The Global Water Crisis

March 15, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

The Global Water Crisis

 

Experts warn that in the 21st century, water shortages will become increasingly common across the world, as climate change makes prolonged droughts become more common and extreme.  The World Meteorological Organization estimates that two-thirds of all humans on the planet will face periodic or frequent water shortages by 2025.

 

Can it be prevented?

Which regions are vulnerable?

How can shortages be alleviated?

 

FINANCE

QE4 (Quantitative Easing 4)

Are the Feds still buying the toxic assets?

Corporate debts?

Will hyperinflation follow?

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Bots, Video Games and Wooing Corporations with Public Money

March 7, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as the discuss:

Bots, Video Games and

Wooing Corporations with Public Money

 

Have providing incentives for cities wooing corporations ever paid off?

Who pays for the incentives?

 

BOTS …a device or piece of software that can execute commands, reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, as online searches, either automatically or with minimal human intervention (often used in combination)

Bots can be used to influence outcomes of issues (Exp. FCC and Net neutrality)

 

Video Games

Are video games influencing behaviors of our youth?

 

Finance

Q.E. 4 What will be the impact?

What is happening with the Federal Reserve?

Bond, Oil and Futures Market?

What will happen when the  Petro Yuan replaces the Petro Dollar?

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Linda Olson, author, “Your Story Matters”

March 1, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori and Laura Feliz as they interview:

Linda Olson

author

Your Story Matters

3 Breakthrough Secrets to Stories that Transform

 

What makes a story so powerful?

Do our stories give us a voice?

What makes a story believable?

 

About the Author

Linda A Olson  provides Story Coaching for future storytellers through her successful Wealth Th rough Stories program. With more than forty years of leadership experience, she expertly helps authors, speakers, business owners, and entrepreneurs break through perceived barriers to discover their stories for maximum impact.  As a speaker, Linda captivates audiences with engaging storytelling and thought-provoking questions. As a trainer, Linda inspires and motivates her clients to learn quickly and remember more so that they can utilize valuable skills both personally and professionally. As the author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, His Ways Are Higher, Linda thrives on helping others to see value in their own stories in order to impact the world and to grow their own businesses. She says it like this:

“I take your life-experience and turn it into the transformation of lives by helping you fi nd  power and wealth in your story.”

www.wealththroughstories.com

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To Control or not control (guns) and Therapy and Emotional Support animals on airplanes

February 22, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they talk about:

To control or not control (guns)  is that the question?

also

Therapy and Emotional Support animals on planes

 

Service(therapy) and (Emotional)Support animals

What is the difference?

Peacocks, pigs, hamsters, roosters, and even a pony have been used as support animals and most have been allowed on the planes (the Peacock was refused).  What is crossing the line?

When does  a personal right supersede the collective rights of the rest of the passengers?

 

Recent school shootings

Gun , mental Illness or a social problem?  What is the problem/solution?

Maybe it’s ok to be different?

 

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Big Brother Comes to China, The “Trust Score”

February 18, 2018

This Friday on the Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Big Brother Comes to China

The “Trust Score”

 

China’s 1.4 billion people are getting ‘social credit’ scores that rate their trustworthiness-and determine their place in society.  -The Week Magazine

 

What is social credit?

The ultimate surveillance system.

Similar to the credit score system familiar to many Americans, except along with financial information, China’s version will take account of a person’s political activity, social interactions and purchase history.  This data is fed into a computer algorithm that calculates a citizen’s trust score.

Is there a difference between what is happening in China and the US?

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