In his book Cowboy Ethics James P. Owen points out how in these tough financial times the financial institutions could learn a lot from the ethical standard of the American Cowboy, not as a corporate body but for each individual working together to make honest and straight forward choices, and maybe most of all to do good.
It goes like this:
Live Each Day with Courage
Take Pride in Your Work
Always Finish What You Start
Do What Has to Be Done
Be Tough, But Fair
When You make A Promise, Keep It
Ride For the Brand
Talk Less and Say More
Remember that Somethings Aren't For Sale
Know Where to Draw the Line
In truth we all could apply this to our individual lives and get a more harmonious outcome despite the money or lack of it that comes along with it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This bumper sticker continually pisses me off. For one central reason. The Crecent moon and star are representive of Islam and the Muslim religion. So lets see how it breaks down.
next is the peace symbol...the religion of Islam is not one of peace as their religious leaders often issue jihads against well lets see the following symbols.
Therefore you can not peaceable coexist with when one is trying to literally kill everyone else.
But then they try to repeadetly kill each other as happened when the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan. Tribes that had been united against the Reds and supplied with U.S. purchased weaponry began killing each other.
You can also see it on the the nightly news when suicide bombers light themselves off in those little bitty disputes over doctrine between Shia and Sunni.
Something you don't see between the Orthodox Jews and Liberal Jews or Methodist and Presbyterians.
Yet what really amazes me is who sticks the things on their cars. Liberals
They fundamentally disagree with almost every aspect of Islam. Yet they slap them on their car.
Talk about uneducated.
A few years back I decided to scale back my armament when I traveled by Air on "low risk" jobs by leaving my 1911 at home and, p...