Category: Communication

Are Irish speakers elitist?

Journalist and online influencer, Éadaoin Nic Mhuiris claims some Irish speakers criticise her learned, Dublin Irish as it doesn’t fit in with the Gaeltacht ‘ideal’ of how the language ‘should’ be spoken.

Éadaoin who attended a Gaelscoil and has a Master’s qualification in TV and Radio and says despite her fluency in the language, she receives undue criticism from other Irish speakers.

Read the full article here . . .

Why You Have That Little, Lying Voice in Your Head

Why I have learned not to believe everything I think and feel is real. What sucks is the insane number of people that attack me for saying I think this way. Every day somebody will go off on me because they hear something I say about myself as a criticism of them. Worse, when I point out what I’m saying is about me, not them it becomes time to criticize me in a way that had I actually done it would have caused an instant melt down. And people wonder why I spend most of my time alone.

Locavesting

The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It
Amy Cortese, Author

How individuals and communities can profit from local investingIn the wake of the financial crisis, investors are faced with a stark choice: entrust their hard-earned dollars to the Wall Street casino, or settle for anemic interest rates on savings, bonds, and CDs. Meanwhile, small businesses are being starved for the credit and capital they need to grow. There’s got to be a better way. In Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It, Amy Cortese takes us inside the local investing movement, where solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems are taking shape. The idea is that, by investing in local businesses, rather than faceless conglomerates, investors can earn profits while building healthy, self-reliant communities.

  • Introduces you to the ideas and pioneers behind the local investing movement
  • Profiles the people and communities who are putting their money to work in their own backyards and taking control of their destinies
  • Explores innovative investment strategies, from community capital and crowdfunding to local stock exchanges

With confidence in Wall Street and the government badly shaken, Americans are looking for alternatives. Local investing offers a way to rebuild our nest eggs, communities, and, just perhaps, our country.

Adam Ruins Everything – The Real Story Behind the Stereotype that Black People Can’t Swim | truTV (YouTube)

What drives me crazy are the number of Black people who buy into and promote this stereotype. If you try saying anything remotely like pointing this out, it is not uncommon for you to be verbally or even physically threatened. So it’s ok to be White and get away with doing this but not cool to be Black and try telling other Black people about this. Only White comedians are allowed to do that.

Let that thought sink in.

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