Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cowboy Ethics

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.


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