Keeping Your Youngster In Education And Learning

hen children are at their best, your pride shines through you want a ray of light. When they’re at their most awful, you really feel like they’re had by Satan. We’ve collected some tricks and tips from mother and father who have noticed each approaches and possess acquired how to cope with any situation that came their way.

Willpower is vital when increasing children, but penalty can destroy a child’s potential. Generating the difference in between adoring modification and angry retribution is critical a kid need to discover how to rely on you prior to they may really modify their actions. To develop really like and trust in between your children (while solving their incorrect steps) perform repeatedly because you enjoy them, even in discipline. Also, wait until you will be relaxed before delivering discipline by no means work in rage.

A little bit “me time” from the organization of the little ones will be really essential. Even obtaining several hours to oneself whilst a buddy or general looks after your youngsters could have a helpful affect. If you do not consider splits, anxiety will build-up as well as the stress will prevent you from making a healthy partnership with the kids.

You may want to breastfeed your baby for comfort. Many feel that nursing for convenience will make the child connect meals with psychological comfort. Providing the breasts really encourages your child to transform to you personally rather than things for support. The nursing is just one aspect of the relationship that assists your infant feel better. This can offer vital psychological safety and stability as they create.

For those who have numerous youngsters, checking up on all their prescriptions is definitely a obstacle. Walgreens as well as other sequence pharmacy offer iphone 4 and smart phone apps that enable you to scan the nightclub rule on your child’s prescription drugs and entry information on complete times, directions and re-fill position.

Just about the most significant tips for all mother and father to consider is determination. Kids are quite illogical depending on the period of improvement and this can be babysitting rates very hard for a lot of mothers and fathers to deal with. Sometimes, they will possess a tantrum for no genuine purpose and you should find a way to just ride it out.

Attempt to avoid supplying children “I told you so responses.” Even though in many certain situations this can be essential there may be generally a much better way. It is vital for the kids to learn why they ought to not a single thing simply because this allows them to develop like a person as well as learn how to make their particular great choices.

Give your children a huge hug as often as you can, and remind them that you love them. Irrespective of how mad they can make you, or how badly they mess up your property, they’re nonetheless the kids, and they will be forever. They may mature being nicely-adjusted adults as long as they know they’ve been liked.

Compliments your kids. Some moms and dads are incredibly great at concentrating on the bad, but overlook the optimistic. Whenever a kid is praised it enables them know that their parents love and enjoy them. In addition, it means they are more likely to recurring positive actions. Try to find one thing to compliment your child about at least once each day.

Building a calming sleeping routine is probably the most critical being a parent abilities you need to make sure your youngsters receive the rest they must be their finest every day. Programs may incorporate a warm bath tub, a wholesome gentle treat and a comforting sleeping story. Gentle hugs and kisses will be sending them off and away to dreamland.

Having adolescents can often be difficult, but making the effort to talk with them, and hear them, will have durable great results. Tell them that you enjoy them irrespective of what, and try to establish in what they can be encountering. Too often we moms and dads gloss above their thoughts to put along the legislation, each time a little comprehending plus a great heart-to-cardiovascular system could make a huge difference.

No matter if beaming or frowning, always remember that kids are performing the ideal they could together with the assets they have. It’s your work to provide them with the tools to learn starting from completely wrong and great from terrible. So, continue your effort! The goal is usually to increase remarkable adults, and there’s no doubt that somebody who usually takes some time to read this information is gonna attain that aim!

Corporate & Financial Fraud, Part 2 of 3

Continued…

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith was arrested in 1999 in Florida for running a slick “ponzi” investment scam: While purportedly recruiting new investors for an oil-well project, he was actually taking the money for himself (there was no oil-well project) and using some of the money obtained from the new investors to pay dividends to older investors.

Mr. Smith had only been running the scam for a few months, when he had already managed to convince several individuals in the Houston area of Texas to invest several hundred thousand dollars in his oil-well scheme. One investor noted that Mr. Smith was highly convincing, and invited him to visit the wells himself. The investor did, and Mr. Smith took him on a helicopter ride of the wells and showed him immaculate records of their production and profits. The investor, who said he personally liked Mr. Smith very much after meeting him, was stunned to find out he did not own any of the wells and did not invest any money into any projects at all–oil-wells or otherwise. Of course, all of the records he was shown were forgeries.

Investors into Mr. Smith’s recent scam also could have saved themselves a lot of money by doing some very basic research before the fact rather than waiting until after the damage had been done to check out Mr. Smith.

The after-the-fact investigation revealed that Mr. Smith had been arrested then years earlier, in 1989, for running a similar ponzi scheme in his native Florida. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of 19 charges of grand theft for using fraudulent financial information to obtain loans and lines of credit, one count of racketeering, two counts of organized fraud, 122 counts of the sale of unregistered securities, and 122 counts of communications fraud. In that scam, Mr. Smith defrauded approximately 700 investors out of $125 million. One of the individuals he convinced to invest in his scam was his own grandmother. He was released after serving only four years, but was strictly prohibited from engaging in any financial consulting activities. Despite all of this, he couldn’t resist doing it all over again, and he is now back in the slammer.

As a footnote to the story, when he was arrested in 1989, Mr. Smith had several properties in four states valued at around $1.6 million. He also had $39 million in insurance policies, seven bank accounts totaling well over $2 million, jewelry, two Mercedes automobiles, four boats, six other vehicles (including three Aston Martins) and a Rockwell International Sabreline jet plane. Additionally, he refused to cooperate with the receiver assigned to the case, despite the fact that more than $15 million from this scam was never accounted for. Although he admitted to having offshore bank accounts in Bermuda and the Middle East, these leads were apparently never thoroughly researched, and the $15 million remains out there someplace, accessible only to Mr. Smith.

Al Cunningham

The leader of Greater Ministry International, Al Cunningham, was arrested in September 1999 for running an illegal investment ponzi scheme, and for using the money to create an armed enclave in the Caribbean. Mr. Cunningham’s church offered followers a “unique opportunity” to invest in the “Caribbean market” and receive “higher than average returns.”

Mr. Cunningham played on his purported religious affiliation to bring in investors. According to one person who lost several thousand dollars of his retirement money, he was hesitant to ask for references because Mr. Cunningham was “a man of the cloth.” Additionally, he provided bank statements and glossy brochures to investors, and frequently turned down potential investors the first time they approached him about investments. By doing this he cleverly served to increase the desirability of his investment scheme.

According to investigators on the case, they still do not yet know how much money Mr. Cunningham actually stole. However, he was planning to purchase two Caribbean islands–each valued at several million dollars–and large amounts of grenade launchers, land mines, machine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, handguns, flak vests, surveillance balloons, radar systems, and plastic explosives.

Not surprisingly, Mr. Cunningham has no legitimate religious affiliation. He made large personal purchases during the time he ran the scheme, and he has a long arrest record. A record, that is filed in public courthouses, and is available to anyone who wanted to check. Unfortunately, no one did until it was too late for many of the investors.

Other Cases

Financial fraud is rampant and the kinds of cases are only limited by the imaginations of the tricksters. Charlatans often operate internationally, to make it more difficult for US authorities to catch them, and to make the investment itself seem sexier.

In one recent case, an individual was coaxed into investing with an Argentinean broker who claimed to be affiliated with a well-known US bank and brokerage firm. A friend of the individual had been the recipient of several years of excellent returns (a paper increase in his portfolio from an investment of $4 million to almost $13 million) from the broker, and this success spurred the new investor to jump at the opportunity.

But before giving the Argentinean broker any money, the investor decided to check him out. He visited the broker in Argentina, dined with him, visited his home and office, met his wife and kids and dog, and even met the broker’s partner inside the bank where the partner claimed he worked. (Unfortunately, the bank meeting consisted of a handshake in the lobby and then off to a local restaurant for lunch. The investor never saw the banker’s office, and indeed he had no affiliation whatsoever with the bank. He had merely adopted an alias identical to the name of a real official of the bank.)

Convinced that the operation was legitimate, the investor returned to the US and began wiring money to the broker. Over the next two years he sent a total of $5.5 million to the broker and received bi-weekly statements on the letterhead of the legitimate bank, and was in continual contact with the broker.

The broker and the investor became close friends and the investor recommended him to a number of his friends and family, including his mother.

Two years later, when the original $5.5 million investment had purportedly reached over $11 million, the investor received an anonymous letter tipping him off that the broker was a scam artist and advising him to pull whatever money he could out of the fund immediately. The investor immediately hired an investigator who quickly discovered that the broker and his partner had no connection to the legitimate brokerage firm or the bank, neither were licensed to trade anything, and all of the statements the investor had received were forgeries. The broker never invested any of the money; instead, he had stolen it all and sent it to his own offshore bank accounts. And, during the entire six years he ran the scam, his lifestyle in Buenos Aires remained low-key and modest.

If he doesn’t go to jail for his offenses (and he probably won’t, given the cost of prosecuting crimes such as these in Argentina) the scam artist will have ample time to spend the money he has stashed away–almost $10 million from these two investors alone. And no, none of the money was returned when the investor requested it; the only thing the investor received was three months of promises and excuses, then silence.

In yet another similar case, a Brazilian entrepreneur promised extremely high returns for a “select group of investors” on a secret project. The potential investor checked the broker’s references and received enough information on the project to convince him it was a “once in a lifetime chance” and that it would succeed. Before proceeding, however, this smart investor contracted for a professional due diligence on the entrepreneur and his group. He sincerely believed the due diligence would be rote and would not show any problems (and really hoped this would be the case), but wasn’t going to take any chances.

He was surprised and disappointed to learn the entrepreneur was not licensed to trade in securities, his firm was not registered, and he had previously been arrested for similar instances of investment fraud.

The list of examples is endless. It’s really amazing how so many people will bicker and bargain and comparison shop for small personal items like cameras, furniture, clothing and the like, but when it comes to spending millions of dollars on get-rich-quick investments they can be so willing to take a tip and send their life savings to unscrupulous tricksters.

Protect Yourself from Fraud

Financial fraud is definitely on the rise. For every individual who is arrested, there are many others who have never been caught or who have only recently started operating their schemes. The scams are lucrative and easier to contrive today given the ease at which fraudulent documents can be created on a personal computer, enticing more and more criminals to enter the realm of financial fraud.

There is no way to identify a fraud from simply meeting with the principals. They are often extremely intelligent, charming, and personable. As one investor who lost several million dollars stated, “This was no used car salesman. I really liked the guy.” They have the ability to manufacture extensive references and stellar credentials. Moreover, they can show reams of documentation to attest to the value of their project or strategy, and will show potential investors whatever they require to convince them to invest their money in the scam.

The best way to protect yourself from fraudulent financial scams is to conduct a professional due diligence on the individuals and companies involved before sending in any money. Unless you are sure you are dealing directly with an established, reputable firm, failure to investigate up front could mean the loss of your entire investment.

Reputational Cost
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n addition to the financial cost of fraud, there often is also a reputational cost to the person or company that is victimized. A damaged reputation is often at least as devastating as financial loss, and it can sometimes be more difficult to recover than mere dollars. The following are but a few examples of how reputations have been hurt by fraud.

A high-tech company hired a vice president who came highly recommended and appeared to have strong credentials. Approximately six months after he was hired, the vice president announced that he had negotiated a large sale of computer equipment to a Japanese company and an exclusive partnership arrangement with a highly reputable European company. To produce the number of items required by the Japanese, the vice president rushed production and ordered workers to skip steps, resulting in a sub-standard product with several built-in glitches. The Japanese returned the defective products and issued scathing statements about the company.

At the same time, the European company announced it had no knowledge of a partnership and distanced itself from the high-tech company. Because of the poor quality of the sale to the Japanese, the company lost many of its existing contracts and had to file for bankruptcy protection. The company’s reputation was further damaged by a federal investigation into stock manipulation due to the European partnership press announcement which had stimulated the company’s stock to rise dramatically.

Although the other executives in the company were found innocent of all charges, the top three company leaders suffered so much damage to their reputations that they have not been able to find employment elsewhere in the industry or to obtain funding to start another company. Their association with shoddy workmanship and stock manipulation as a result of the vice president’s actions will never be erased.

In another case, a cleaning company won the contract to clean the offices of a computer company that had several government contracts. When the computer company received a telephone call from the FBI saying someone had attempted to access a secure government site from the computer company offices, the company promised to investigate the matter. The subsequent investigation revealed that a member of the cleaning crew had “hacked” into a relatively insecure company site, which contained a list of passwords for access to government sites. The hacker then attempted to use the passwords to reach into classified sites.

Although the hacker apparently never actually gained access to any classified data, and it was unclear whether he was doing it for fun–just to see if he could do it–or actually targeting classified documents, the breach of security resulted in the computer company losing its government contract, and being told “off the record” that it will not be considered for any future government contracts. In the view of the US government, the responsibility for maintaining proper security from its end of the operation rested squarely with the computer company.

Another example occurred when a medical company hired a new president. He claimed to have 25 years experience in the medical field and touted himself as a specialist in medical implants. After five relatively uneventful years with the company, one of the company’s implants caused severe damage to a patient. The American Medical Association launched a large-scale investigation into the company and found that the president had attended only one year of medical school, and had actually falsified all of his credentials and experience.

The resultant medical malpractice suits brought the company to its financial knees, but the real damage was due to the resultant loss of all credibility in the medical field. Even products not associated with the new president were taken off the market because of their association with the disaster.

Balancing Between Life and Work

Many people today are seeking flexibility at work. Parents, for instance, may want more time for family. Students hope to fit employment into a busy class schedule. And some people look for work after retirement. Whatever the situation, they’re not alone in wanting a job or career that’s a much better match for their lives.

For some, the ideal flexibility might mean bringing an infant to work for onsite childcare. For others, it might mean choosing the types of tasks that they do. Still others might seek a career that lets them leave their job for a while, and then return later without having to take a cut in pay or seniority.

Your own preferences for flexibility and the types of jobs you’ll consider may depend on personal needs, skills, educational background, and other factors. But whatever your circumstances, there are some general ways to enhance the flexibility of your work, either by making a current job more flexible, changing to a more accommodating one or the ultimate flexibility, to work for one’s self (Sheley, 1994 & 1996).

Popular Work Options

The most popular flexible options are those that involve the least change for both employers and employees. Flextime and compressed work weeks, for example, call for the same number of hours, at the same workplace, as in traditional work arrangements (Sheley, 1994 & 1996). For those who do not want drastic changes in their work schedules, your best options might include flexible scheduling, compressed workweeks, or compensatory time off. Workers on these particular schedules–commonly called flextime arrangements, or “flex-time”–can alter start and stop times to fit their needs. In some arrangements, a worker’s schedule might vary daily. Alternatively, workers change their hours only periodically. A compressed workweek schedule involves working more hours on some days and having other days off. For example, a person might work 9-hour days in a 10-day period, with every other Friday off. Still another option is compensatory time off, often called “comp time.” With this arrangement, people who work more than the required number of hours are able to accumulate the extra hours, for example, within a certain pay period, and take time off later (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Another popular option is telecommuting, which is gaining ground because of changes in technology that allow better communication with the office via email, voice mail and other means. Global technology has quickly progressed to provide more accessible business modes of communication. Telecommuting, which is described as the practice of establishing, developing and maintaining successful off-site business practices through telecommunication practices, is currently paving its way to a potentially more efficient communication system in the workplace. Current workplace trends are promoting more flexibility for employees and tailoring jobs to fit individual needs. The image of the traditional workplace as a particular place to go to work is being replaced with employees working wherever they can be most efficient and productive, whether at home, on a plane, on the road, or a telework center. Telecommuting is a work option that has steadily gained popularity and commands a strong position as a viable alternative in the business world. Benefits for employees included improved work environment; increased productivity; more autonomy; greater lifestyle flexibility; reduced stress; work satisfaction; motivation; and decreased transportation, food and clothing costs (Green, Lopez, Wysocki & Kepner, April 2003). But this option, while very popular, is not for everyone. Some do not possess the required qualities or discipline. For example, a desire to work at home does not automatically qualify an employee for this line of work. (Sheley, 1994 & 1996).

It is imperative to understand that telecommunication is an alternative option and not a substitute for person-to-person contact associated with traditional business settings. When it comes to understanding, research has suggested that 75 percent of communication is non-verbal (Management Today, 2000). This is alarming when considering telecommuting as a viable business alternative. Because of this knowledge, it may be more beneficial to use telecommuting in conjunction with traditional forms and methods of business practices (Green, Lopez, Wysocki & Kepner, April 2003).

If the traditional 40-hour, 9-to-5 schedule sounds like too much, then maybe a part time arrangement may work best for you. As defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), working part-time is working between 1 and 34 hours per week. BLS data show that in 2006, most people who worked part time did so due to personal reasons such as childcare, school or retirement from a full-time job. The advantages of this work option are that you have more time & flexibility to do the things one would normally not have the luxury of doing with a full-time position. Some disadvantages are that part-timers received reduced benefits which mean more money out of pocket. Also, some part-timers say it’s difficult to do their jobs well in a limited amount of time (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Another flexible work option is job sharing which allows one to cut back on work hours and still get their tasks done–with the help of another employee. Basically a type of part-time work, job sharing is an arrangement in which two or more workers are responsible for the duties and tasks of one full-time position. Job sharers usually coordinate their schedules – often planning to overlap some hours so they can fill each other in on what the other missed. Job sharers allow part-time workers to fill positions that typically require full-time work. And, sometimes, this arrangement allows workers to keep half the benefits of a full-time job. If you enjoy working as part of a team and are open to letting someone else take over some of your duties, then you might be well-suited to job sharing. Occupations with easily divisible tasks, such as dental hygienists, are more conducive to sharing (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Maybe you would prefer working as needed, provided it fit your particular schedule. Perhaps you want to work 2 days one week and 4-5 the next. To increase your time off, you could consider work that involves on-call, temporary, contract, or seasonal work. On-call arrangements involve working as needed–and, sometimes, at the last minute. For example, nurses work on-call schedules. If the hospital needs someone to cover a shift, they can be called on if needed, but have the option of saying yes or no. Typically, a certain number of hours have to be worked in order to continue this type of arrangement (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Temping is another option to choose for those wanting to build up their skills while learning about a specific industry. Temps are individuals who get hired by temporary agencies specific kinds of work. The agency takes responsibility to find short or long-term work assignments with companies that need your particular expertise. Savvy temps register with several agencies to see which one produces the best assignments. It’s not surprising that temping is one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market (Elster & Crowley, 1997).

Contract arrangements can also give workers control over their assignments and hours. Some contractors are hired by a consulting firm to perform a job, often for a specified time or job. Others are independently working in wage and salary positions, but many others are self-employed and find their own jobs.

The Ultimate Flexibility: Self-Employment

If you are thinking of “going indie,” you are on the verge of the smartest career move of your life. The current job market and the next millennium belongs to indies–independent individuals who take sole responsibility for generating their income and directing their careers. An indie might be classified as a temp, a part-time worker, a freelance consultant, or a business owner. The common denominator is self-employment. In one way or another, indies are out there on their own, selling their services and products in the marketplace (Elster & Crowley, 1997). The following passages are taken from the following publication:

“The modern world is on the verge of another huge leap in creativity and productivity, but the traditional job is not going to be part of tomorrow’s economic reality. There still is and will always be enormous amounts of work to do, but it is not going to be contained in the familiar envelopes we call jobs. In fact, many organizations are today well along the path toward being de-jobbed.” (William Bridges, “The End of the Job,” Fortune, September 19, 1994).

“Risk and responsibility have been redefined. The good job, once the definition of responsibility, is now a very risky business, and the old kind of freelance activity that was once risky is now in tune with the future and is becoming the choice of many people who want to act responsibly.” (William Bridges, “The End of the Job,” Fortune, September 19, 1994).

The above-mentioned words are so true–they are on the verge of coming true even as these words are being typed. Many people say that self-employment provides the ultimate flexibility, because you are on your own, you set your own schedule. And about half of the self-employed–or around 7 million people–worked at home each week in May 2004, according to BLS. Self-employed people operate all types of businesses, including stores and restaurants. Two-thirds of the self-employed who worked at home had home-based businesses. Self-employed workers’ degree of independence is, in ways, unparalleled. And is the feeling of accomplishing that is all yours is hard to beat. But self-employment requires a lot of discipline and hard work, especially when starting up, without a guaranteed return. Any benefits received you have to acquire on your own. In addition, depending on the type of business, self-employed workers may not be able to work from home. All in all, self-employment might be best for you if you are comfortable with financial risk and with promoting yourself and your services (Torpey, Summer 2007). Many people who hope to work for themselves reduce the risk by starting a business part-time while still working full-time. They wait until the time is right to quit their full-time job and venture out on their own.

Advantages for the Employer: Business First

Workplace flexibility might strike some as old news, with flextime now almost as common as the coffee break. But as hard data on the subject begin to replace anecdotes, flexible work options are gaining strength both as a business imperative and as a new direction (Sheley, 1994 & 1996). Many organizations offer programs to help employees balance their work family lives. Such initiatives go far beyond measures decreed by the Family and Medical Leave Act and other laws. They represent a growing trend in business that doing so is not only ethical and proper, but also necessary to attract and keep valuable employees. A recent study by the Families and Work Institute reports that among organizations that provide at least eight work-life initiatives for their employees, an overwhelming majority does so mostly for business reasons, not personal ones. Most feel that work-life initiatives, such as flex time and elder care assistance, enhance productivity and commitment. Typically, management views the policies not as an employee benefit, but as a two-way partnership between the company and the employee (Harris, April 2007).

An increasingly important component of work-life programs is the training of employees to handle their freedoms responsibly, and of managers to properly assess employee requests and to supervise workers engaged in work-life initiatives. Supervisors also are learning how to identify skills gaps and ensure completion of job-sharing duties, for example.

In the case of flexible working arrangements, certain employees won’t elect to participate, but still appreciate that the policy is available when and/or needed. They may view it like insurance, which might be useful in the future. Meanwhile, employers want the best return on their investment–policies and programs that are useful to the widest range of employees both early and late in their careers (Harris, April 2007).
The Future

Despite their well-publicized difficulties, American businesses are not yet an endangered species. Surviving in today’s job market requires strong executive leadership, flexibility, an intense focus on customers and their needs, and superior process design and execution. This involves a process called reengineering. Reengineering is one of the tools companies must possess and know how to use to acquire those prerequisites for success.

Balancing Between Life and Work

Many people today are seeking flexibility at work. Parents, for instance, may want more time for family. Students hope to fit employment into a busy class schedule. And some people look for work after retirement. Whatever the situation, they’re not alone in wanting a job or career that’s a much better match for their lives.

For some, the ideal flexibility might mean bringing an infant to work for onsite childcare. For others, it might mean choosing the types of tasks that they do. Still others might seek a career that lets them leave their job for a while, and then return later without having to take a cut in pay or seniority.

Your own preferences for flexibility and the types of jobs you’ll consider may depend on personal needs, skills, educational background, and other factors. But whatever your circumstances, there are some general ways to enhance the flexibility of your work, either by making a current job more flexible, changing to a more accommodating one or the ultimate flexibility, to work for one’s self (Sheley, 1994 & 1996).

Popular Work Options

The most popular flexible options are those that involve the least change for both employers and employees. Flextime and compressed work weeks, for example, call for the same number of hours, at the same workplace, as in traditional work arrangements (Sheley, 1994 & 1996). For those who do not want drastic changes in their work schedules, your best options might include flexible scheduling, compressed workweeks, or compensatory time off. Workers on these particular schedules–commonly called flextime arrangements, or “flex-time”–can alter start and stop times to fit their needs. In some arrangements, a worker’s schedule might vary daily. Alternatively, workers change their hours only periodically. A compressed workweek schedule involves working more hours on some days and having other days off. For example, a person might work 9-hour days in a 10-day period, with every other Friday off. Still another option is compensatory time off, often called “comp time.” With this arrangement, people who work more than the required number of hours are able to accumulate the extra hours, for example, within a certain pay period, and take time off later (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Another popular option is telecommuting, which is gaining ground because of changes in technology that allow better communication with the office via email, voice mail and other means. Global technology has quickly progressed to provide more accessible business modes of communication. Telecommuting, which is described as the practice of establishing, developing and maintaining successful off-site business practices through telecommunication practices, is currently paving its way to a potentially more efficient communication system in the workplace. Current workplace trends are promoting more flexibility for employees and tailoring jobs to fit individual needs. The image of the traditional workplace as a particular place to go to work is being replaced with employees working wherever they can be most efficient and productive, whether at home, on a plane, on the road, or a telework center. Telecommuting is a work option that has steadily gained popularity and commands a strong position as a viable alternative in the business world. Benefits for employees included improved work environment; increased productivity; more autonomy; greater lifestyle flexibility; reduced stress; work satisfaction; motivation; and decreased transportation, food and clothing costs (Green, Lopez, Wysocki & Kepner, April 2003). But this option, while very popular, is not for everyone. Some do not possess the required qualities or discipline. For example, a desire to work at home does not automatically qualify an employee for this line of work. (Sheley, 1994 & 1996).

It is imperative to understand that telecommunication is an alternative option and not a substitute for person-to-person contact associated with traditional business settings. When it comes to understanding, research has suggested that 75 percent of communication is non-verbal (Management Today, 2000). This is alarming when considering telecommuting as a viable business alternative. Because of this knowledge, it may be more beneficial to use telecommuting in conjunction with traditional forms and methods of business practices (Green, Lopez, Wysocki & Kepner, April 2003).

If the traditional 40-hour, 9-to-5 schedule sounds like too much, then maybe a part time arrangement may work best for you. As defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), working part-time is working between 1 and 34 hours per week. BLS data show that in 2006, most people who worked part time did so due to personal reasons such as childcare, school or retirement from a full-time job. The advantages of this work option are that you have more time & flexibility to do the things one would normally not have the luxury of doing with a full-time position. Some disadvantages are that part-timers received reduced benefits which mean more money out of pocket. Also, some part-timers say it’s difficult to do their jobs well in a limited amount of time (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Another flexible work option is job sharing which allows one to cut back on work hours and still get their tasks done–with the help of another employee. Basically a type of part-time work, job sharing is an arrangement in which two or more workers are responsible for the duties and tasks of one full-time position. Job sharers usually coordinate their schedules – often planning to overlap some hours so they can fill each other in on what the other missed. Job sharers allow part-time workers to fill positions that typically require full-time work. And, sometimes, this arrangement allows workers to keep half the benefits of a full-time job. If you enjoy working as part of a team and are open to letting someone else take over some of your duties, then you might be well-suited to job sharing. Occupations with easily divisible tasks, such as dental hygienists, are more conducive to sharing (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Maybe you would prefer working as needed, provided it fit your particular schedule. Perhaps you want to work 2 days one week and 4-5 the next. To increase your time off, you could consider work that involves on-call, temporary, contract, or seasonal work. On-call arrangements involve working as needed–and, sometimes, at the last minute. For example, nurses work on-call schedules. If the hospital needs someone to cover a shift, they can be called on if needed, but have the option of saying yes or no. Typically, a certain number of hours have to be worked in order to continue this type of arrangement (Torpey, Summer 2007).

Temping is another option to choose for those wanting to build up their skills while learning about a specific industry. Temps are individuals who get hired by temporary agencies specific kinds of work. The agency takes responsibility to find short or long-term work assignments with companies that need your particular expertise. Savvy temps register with several agencies to see which one produces the best assignments. It’s not surprising that temping is one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market (Elster & Crowley, 1997).

Contract arrangements can also give workers control over their assignments and hours. Some contractors are hired by a consulting firm to perform a job, often for a specified time or job. Others are independently working in wage and salary positions, but many others are self-employed and find their own jobs.

The Ultimate Flexibility: Self-Employment

If you are thinking of “going indie,” you are on the verge of the smartest career move of your life. The current job market and the next millennium belongs to indies–independent individuals who take sole responsibility for generating their income and directing their careers. An indie might be classified as a temp, a part-time worker, a freelance consultant, or a business owner. The common denominator is self-employment. In one way or another, indies are out there on their own, selling their services and products in the marketplace (Elster & Crowley, 1997). The following passages are taken from the following publication:

“The modern world is on the verge of another huge leap in creativity and productivity, but the traditional job is not going to be part of tomorrow’s economic reality. There still is and will always be enormous amounts of work to do, but it is not going to be contained in the familiar envelopes we call jobs. In fact, many organizations are today well along the path toward being de-jobbed.” (William Bridges, “The End of the Job,” Fortune, September 19, 1994).

“Risk and responsibility have been redefined. The good job, once the definition of responsibility, is now a very risky business, and the old kind of freelance activity that was once risky is now in tune with the future and is becoming the choice of many people who want to act responsibly.” (William Bridges, “The End of the Job,” Fortune, September 19, 1994).

The above-mentioned words are so true–they are on the verge of coming true even as these words are being typed. Many people say that self-employment provides the ultimate flexibility, because you are on your own, you set your own schedule. And about half of the self-employed–or around 7 million people–worked at home each week in May 2004, according to BLS. Self-employed people operate all types of businesses, including stores and restaurants. Two-thirds of the self-employed who worked at home had home-based businesses. Self-employed workers’ degree of independence is, in ways, unparalleled. And is the feeling of accomplishing that is all yours is hard to beat. But self-employment requires a lot of discipline and hard work, especially when starting up, without a guaranteed return. Any benefits received you have to acquire on your own. In addition, depending on the type of business, self-employed workers may not be able to work from home. All in all, self-employment might be best for you if you are comfortable with financial risk and with promoting yourself and your services (Torpey, Summer 2007). Many people who hope to work for themselves reduce the risk by starting a business part-time while still working full-time. They wait until the time is right to quit their full-time job and venture out on their own.

Advantages for the Employer: Business First

Workplace flexibility might strike some as old news, with flextime now almost as common as the coffee break. But as hard data on the subject begin to replace anecdotes, flexible work options are gaining strength both as a business imperative and as a new direction (Sheley, 1994 & 1996). Many organizations offer programs to help employees balance their work family lives. Such initiatives go far beyond measures decreed by the Family and Medical Leave Act and other laws. They represent a growing trend in business that doing so is not only ethical and proper, but also necessary to attract and keep valuable employees. A recent study by the Families and Work Institute reports that among organizations that provide at least eight work-life initiatives for their employees, an overwhelming majority does so mostly for business reasons, not personal ones. Most feel that work-life initiatives, such as flex time and elder care assistance, enhance productivity and commitment. Typically, management views the policies not as an employee benefit, but as a two-way partnership between the company and the employee (Harris, April 2007).

An increasingly important component of work-life programs is the training of employees to handle their freedoms responsibly, and of managers to properly assess employee requests and to supervise workers engaged in work-life initiatives. Supervisors also are learning how to identify skills gaps and ensure completion of job-sharing duties, for example.

In the case of flexible working arrangements, certain employees won’t elect to participate, but still appreciate that the policy is available when and/or needed. They may view it like insurance, which might be useful in the future. Meanwhile, employers want the best return on their investment–policies and programs that are useful to the widest range of employees both early and late in their careers (Harris, April 2007).
The Future

Despite their well-publicized difficulties, American businesses are not yet an endangered species. Surviving in today’s job market requires strong executive leadership, flexibility, an intense focus on customers and their needs, and superior process design and execution. This involves a process called reengineering. Reengineering is one of the tools companies must possess and know how to use to acquire those prerequisites for success.

More and more people in the workforce will have to manage themselves. They will have to place themselves where they can make the greatest contribution: they will have to learn to develop themselves. They will have to learn how and when to change what they do, how they do it and when they do it (Drucker, 1993). This way of thinking ties into the flex work options – these options give employees a sense of satisfaction and energy they might not experience otherwise if not given options.

Every single nonprofit or social enterprise desires to raise a ton of donations and awareness by means of viral social media promotion.

The reach of the online fundraising campaign in social media is determined by the top quality of one’s message. The much better story it is possible to inform about your cause and organization, the additional it travels.That said, here are some of greatest online fundraising websites we’ve found for raising awareness and inspiring behavioral change.1. Chipin.comThis is a widget that you simply can add to your Facebook page, web site, or weblog. It’s basically an online fundraising target that you just can use to track a fundraising objective. What we like about this widget is that is it is excellent for partnerships (if you need, by way of example, to assist out your favored social result in on your corporate site), as well as an simple method to convert net targeted traffic into donors. Time and expense? No costs. Takes about 15-30 minutes to get a web developer (or someone with some simple site skills) to set up. Successful? Attached to a specific cause, this widget may be useful. One particular drawback is that it demands substantial visitors to covert (by way of example, per 1000 people that see it, possibly 1 individual would donate).two. HelpAttack.comHelp Attack is an entertaining, user-centered online fundraising platform that aids “build the act of giving into your online existence.” It’s designed to integrate with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and has interactive functions for example collecting coins as you progress inside your fundraising efforts. Users get to choose the organization or nonprofit they wish to help. You can even add your trigger or nonprofit so that your supporters can discover you. It really is an entertaining little online fundraising tactic. Time and cost? Minimal set-up. Modest fee to add your nonprofit. Efficient? This web site taps into the energy of social networking and makes giving fun. It has raised about $300,000 so far for various charities and organizations.3. CharityIntelligence.caAccording to a 2007 research on charitable giving by Stats Canada, Canadians donated a total of $10 billion in 2007, which represents a rise of 12% in donations from the $8.9 billion reported in 2004. Even though philanthropy in Canada is now really trendy, the recent rise in charitable giving and activity has also led to a trend toward “philanthropic capitalism”, meaning that donors are coming to expect more expert and business-like conduct from the charitable sector. Charityintelligence.ca can be a web site that responds to this trend, helping likely donors find probably the most worthy causes. Its mission is usually to “identify Canada’s most cost-effective charities through independent in-depth analysis and objective analysis.” It publishes a list from the charities to donate to, recommending that people donate to these higher effect organizations. Cost and Time? Application procedure requires some time and resources (50-100 hrs?); it is developed to search deeply into the operations and price range of a charity. Effectiveness? If successful, this site could create high returns: inclusion in their annual suggestions for donors; exposure to serious donor networks; and creditability for the organization’s current communications.4. Givemeaning.comStarted in Vancouver BC, this web site has assisted hundreds of non-profits along with other worthy organizations raise awareness and funds for their campaigns. The site’s objective would be to connect your organization with new donors, acting as a hub for donors to come and locate new nonprofits to support. Even though any person can submit a project proposal, you can find a few circumstances: you must be a Canadian registered charity; you will need to submit a proposal that outlines a distinct tangible outcome; 9.99 monthly hosting fee, and each new project has 30 days to collect 100 votes of support. Expense and time? 5-8 hours to set up. Successful for raising awareness and funds? Yes. Lots of BC charities have benefited from this site. The set-up is easy and not very time-consuming.5. CanadaGives.caOver the next decade, Statistics Canada predicts that child boomers will receive considerable wealth and assets from their affluent mothers and fathers – an estimated $800 billion to $1 trillion of inheritiances.CanadaGives.ca is definitely an organization that helps Canadians get the most out of their charitable donations, which includes “access to a turnkey administration service for creating or developing their own endowment(s) as an option to establishing a separate foundation.” In other words, this organization does not solicit any new donors; it just manages present ones. In their words: “CanadaGives is actually a “donation automobile for the committed philanthropist.” Time and cost? No direct charges and a straightforward sign-up process. Successful? Absolutely, especially in case you have a background of attracting significant donors.6. Firstgiving.com3 million online donors, 1 billion in donations raised, and 8,000 non-profits–this web site has the ability to complete some significant online fundraising for the organization. Time and expense? 5% commission; $300 dollars to use their software and you should be registered with Guidestar. Successful? While this internet site features a huge network and established presence, most likely your good results will rely on just how much power and resources put into your pages and energy you invest in encouraging peers to share. Estimated time to see a return-20 to 30 hours.7. GoBidCharities.comHave a charity auction coming up? Then make it even more useful with this online fundraising tool. This site enables charities to collect items which might be then sold in an online auction. Your auction can run up to 3 months.Time and cost? 15% commission; no registration charge. Requires you to upload images, set costs, and collect items to sell (8 hrs and upwards). Effectiveness? A good feature is that you’ll be able to run online auctions at the same time as a live event (for example a Golf Day or 24 hour marathon), helping to extend the reach in the occasion online.8. Yahoo’s Make for a CauseYahoo’s Make for any Trigger is an annual contest that will take submissions from October 11, going by way of December 3 (based on final year’s rules). Winners have their ad positioned on the Yahoo login page, resulting in enormous group exposure. Winners can possibly reach millions of viewers. Final year, it appears that only American non-profits could enter. There doesn’t appear to become a Canadian edition. Time and expense? However, the competition is stiff. You will need to develop a high-quality digital advertisement and past winners have already been submissions from international innovative agencies-lots of entries, plenty of creative competition, along with a time-consuming entry procedure. Efficient? If you have a genuinely exceptional campaign, you have an opportunity at winning exposure to millions of viewers.9. YouTube Non-Profit ProgramDid you recognize that YouTube includes a special channel for raising awareness? On the YouTube Non-Profit Program, charitable organizations along with other social marketing and well being promotion organizations can post their videos (by way of their present channel) and have the choice of having a “donate now” button. Time and cost? Establishing is quite simple, perhaps several hours to apply. Efficient? With any viral campaign, it’s critical to not confuse the medium using the message. YouTube does not make men and women and videos well-known. It really is only a channel that helps to spread incredibly exceptional and amazing material. The best technique is to test with some smaller videos to determine what stories produce one of the most response.10. KevinBacon6 Degrees of SeparationStarted by the actor Kevin Bacon, Sixdegrees.org lets non-profits and worthy organizations to make fundraising badges that are shared on the web site. The notion is based on viral fundraising-your trigger demands to become shared and picked up by men and women. Time and cost? Low (several hrs). No charges. Useful? Yes. But do not expect it to become a major fundraising supply. It may integrate properly with other techniques such as Facebook.11. Change.orgTrying to raise awareness to get a contentious social matter? Change.org is a platform to raise some significant noise about huge troubles like Gay rights, labor disputes, along with other social-orientated causes. It really is created with a grassroots theme and includes an easy sign-up method. The internet site permits you to write a petition, upload some photographs and information, then let your trigger develop. Time and cost? Just writing a petition and signing up. No fees. Successful? Very good place to acquire some grassroots support and could possibly be effective in driving visitors for your web site, in case your result in gets some consideration from the neighborhood.12. Dosomething.orgWant to have teens associated with your lead to? Then Dosomething.org is absolutely really worth checking out. This site is created especially to engage teens with social causes. Any teen can post a project and try out to construct support for it. They’re able to also type clubs. Time and cost? No financial expense. But calls for trying to obtain teens to set up an account. Successful? The site’s straightforward integration with Facebook could tap in to the huge social networks of teens. In case your target audience is teenagers, this may be an efficient awareness and fundraising platform for you personally.13. LinkedIn for GoodIf your health organization or non-profit is active on LinkedIn, this can be an straightforward and useful online fundraising tactic. It fundamentally enables LinkedIn customers to use “non-profit badges” to market various organizations through their specialist network. As some non-profits and well being organizations have significant specialist networks, you may desire to consider adding this for your networking and fundraising mix. Time and expense? A couple of hours to create, no cost, and the majority of the operate (and good results) rely on the response of individuals within your network. Effectiveness?This tactic probably rewards greater National organizations (including the American Cancer Society), nonetheless it is reasonably simple to create.14. Canadahelps.orgThis site permits people to search for their preferred non-profit and to provide an online donation. It really is pretty useful throughout a certain fundraising campaign, specifically if you are a smaller organization. Time and price? Free, easy set-up. Effectiveness? Fantastic substitute to setting up credit-card processing-just register your charity with the internet site and immediate your donations by way of Canadahelps.org.15. JustTextGiving.comUse your fast texting expertise…to get a very good trigger. Justtextgiving.com aids fundraisers by tapping in to the energy of mobile phones. Primarily based in the UK, the platform has raised above 700 million pounds for over eight,000 charities. It only requires a few seconds to set up a page to your charity, and effortlessly integrates with Facebook, email, and iphone apps. Time and expense? Really simple set-up, only a few minutes. The fee is actually a little month-to-month charge and a 5% fee on each and every gift, that is employed to pay for internet development and hosting. Useful? A fantastic approach to integrate your online fundraising with mobiles and smart-phones.16. GiveForward.comGiveforward.com aids men and women effortlessly make a fundraising campaign for friends or perhaps a favorite result in. You setup a page, inform individuals about your trigger, market your page in Facebook as well as other social media, then spread the word through buddies, sites widgets, and from exposure on the site. Although this website is designed for micro-giving campaigns, it might be an effective way to encourage your donors to launch their very own little fundraising campaigns in your behalf. Time and expense? Modest commission fee and straightforward set-up. Successful? Giveforward.com has assisted raise over 4 million for causes. It really is mainly for micro-campaigns but has an straightforward set-up.Some Last Tips:Don’t forget, most online fundraising tools are equivalent: they are basically platforms to connect your lead to to an audience. As a result, it is ideal to concentrate on some platforms, as opposed to blasting your message thin across every new widget that comes out. It is straightforward to think that the platform will do the perform. But the genuine effectiveness of online fundraising tools is determined by the capability of the organization and cause to capture a massive emotional space with your stories, videos, and fundraising communications.Excellent luck!

You Can Save Your Marriage – Guidance For Guys in a Troubled Partnership

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It is a high-quality feeling to be in a romantic relationship, specially when the folks concerned are particularly a good deal in take pleasure in with every single other. It is a blessing to obtain another person who will fancy you without problems. Sustaining a partnership is painless if both equally sides are inclined to do their element. Yet, if only one particular person is interested in sustaining the relationship whilst the other cheats or does details to injury the partnership, it is practical that the union will conclude quickly. Persons who are in a relationship that is on the edge of falling apart should always give it some other likelihood. Getting absolutely free relationship suggestions and following it will probably conserve a romance.

Every single man or woman dealing with a really difficult time best suited now considering of challenges in his or her existing romance ought to seek the help of loved ones and pals. These persons can provide you with counsel concerning how to mend a romantic relationship. These people today have encounters, and they can definitely offer you with recommendations on how to handle your partnership. They could also offer you with the power you demand to deal with all these troubles. Additionally, your colleagues and family know you and your lover quite perfectly. They could produce you with insights that you rarely knew.

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Just about every individual really should make complete use of free of charge connection help. A colleague, a high-quality good friend, relative, or even a boss can offer you with this details. Give by yourself the chance to resolve your troubles.

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Private Armies and Private Military Companies (PMCs)

Interview granted to Barry Zellen, INTERSEC (UK), February 2008

1. Since the end of the cold war, what has been the role of private contractors in the conduct of war? Has it been on the rise?

A. Private contracting of military functions has been on the rise since the first Gulf War (1991). With the collapse of the USSR, the militaries of the main Western protagonists, the USA and the UK, have been drastically scaled back, a process known as the “peace dividend”. At the same time, economists and politicians throughout the world embarked on an ambitious plan involving the privatization of state-owned firms and functions. Inevitably, the two fads coalesced and huge chunks of hitherto state-monopolized warfare were contracted out, outsourced, and even offshored.

2. What have been the primary functions for contractors in war zones, and how has this aided the war efforts of states?

A. Third World countries have always leveraged mercenaries to subdue adversaries at home and abroad. Many armies in Africa and Asia and even in certain parts of Europe (such as the Balkans) were or are being run by third party contractors who sometimes also actively participate in the fighting.

As far as the USA and UK are concerned, until the Iraq war, private contractors were mainly responsible for logistics, training, and security tasks. This narrow definition of their roles is in flux, though. Private soldiers of fortune may yet be hired and rented out even by the governments of the West, though I regard this as extremely unlikely.

3. With the demise of the USSR and the end of bipolarity in international affairs, most of the wars have been to some degree asymmetrical contests between unequal adversaries. Do private contractors help states sustain their warfighting efforts during asymmetrical, protracted and low-intensity conflicts when a full military mobilization is politically and/or economically unfeasible? How would you describe the current role of private contractors in GWOT (Global War on Terror) operations? The numbers appear to be large, perhaps over 100,000 contractors in Iraq alone: what does this tell us about the transformation of war?

A. Though it would make eminent sense, I am not aware of such a role. Granted, private military companies are involved in the provision of logistical, training, and security support to forces on the ground and they also collaborate with field agents of secret services (such as the CIA). But, asymmetrical warfare is still carried out largely by regular armies, backed by intelligence gathered by state-run agencies.

Actual combat is not being transformed by the influx of private contractors. We are simply reverting to earlier times and models when war was a public-private partnership and military camps incorporated entrepreneurial suppliers, contractors, service providers, and hangers-on. The attempt to render modern armies self-sufficient and self-sustaining has clearly failed.

4. Part of Secretary Rumsfeld’s Transformation program was a trend toward a decreasing size of our armed forces, and a continued shift toward superior technology to defeat the enemy. Does the increasing role of contractors enable defense organizations to shift their resources on the higher-tech functions, effectively “outsourcing” the lesser skilled functions? Is the “privatization” of the warfighting functions consistent with the Transformation and the Revolution in Military Affairs, as we shift toward leaner, higher-tech, armed forces?

A. Not in my view. Lean, technology-rich armies are an inevitable outcome of budgetary constraints and ever more sophisticated gadgetry. The Transformation program is a response to these trends, not to the changing face of war. Truth be told, the USA has always faced low-intensity asymmetrical warfare. It rarely found itself engaged in conventional battles, mainly in the European theatre.

Private contractors merely substitute for existing structures. Their functions are not always low-skilled, quite the contrary. Moreover, the army duplicates the functions of private contractors. This redundancy may appear wasteful but it stems from the deep and justified distrust professional soldiers hold towards civilian contractors.

5. Looking ahead to the future, will we see an even more prominent role of private companies in future wars?

A. Quantitatively, yes, but not qualitatively. PMCs and private contractors will grow in number, stature, and contribution to the war effort. But they are unlikely to replace the professional soldier in actual combat or the field agent in HUMINT. Their functions will remain largely limited to logistical support and training.

6. What does this private/public partnership mean in terms of the ability of states to engage in multiple engagements at once without a general mobilization – is an ‘outsourcing model’ smart economics? And what about the political and diplomatic implications — are there dangers of the perception of too great a role of private contractors in the conduct of war, and potential problems with the chain of command? Back to the GWOT and its emphasis on low-intensity conflict, counter-terrorist and counter-insurgent operations, and pre-emptive strikes against rogue states and non-state actors, does the role of private contractors complement the war aims of the coalition of states aligned in the “long war” against terrorism?

A. Private contractors are not GIs. They provide no substitute for the fighting men and women of the armed services. I doubt if they ever will. Thus, they do not alter the military equation in any meaningful way. Their involvement has no bearing on whether to draft and mobilize fighting age conscripts.

Incredibly, there are no serious studies that decide the question whether private contracting is a clever move, from the pecuniary point of view. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it is not and that waste and corruption are as rife there as among the traditional state bureaucracy.

Chain of command issues are inevitable. This is especially true when contractors are granted immunity to the consequences of their delinquency, crime, waste, and venality. There is no love lost between the fighting corps and private contractors. As we have seen in Iraq, the involvement of PMCs is often resented by host governments and leads to diplomatic and other incidents.

The solution, of course, is to hold private contractors accountable for their actions and misdeeds.

7. I was thinking about how Xenophon and many of the battle-hardened Greek warriors hired themselves out to the Persians in an effort to foster regime change there 2.5 millennia ago — resulting in his infamous “march of the 10,000″ back to Greece after the effort failed. It seems that there has been a very long history of private entities participating in warfare — lots of military theorists have examined the topic, Machiavelli comes to mind. I am curious your thoughts on this long history — in some ways it seems like an old phenomenon; but then again, something seems new as well. With Napoleon’s levee-en-masse transforming the conduct of modern warfare, resulting in the emergence of total war, and later a series of world wars, I am wondering, does the recent trend toward “privatization” suggest a return to the classical roots of war seen in ancient and early modern days, and a shift away from total war toward more limited engagements — or might this be temporary, until a new peer adversary such as China rises to shift things back toward mass warfare?

A. The modern armies that emerged after the Crimea War are a historic aberration. With the exception of the last 150 years, armed forces throughout history were composed of professional soldiers for hire augmented by ad hoc, short-term bodies of conscripted vassals or citizenry or militias. The erstwhile fighting corpus in its camp incorporated hordes of suppliers of goods and services (“private contractors” in today’s parlance).

The attempt to render modern armies self-sufficient and self-sustaining by getting rid of these “parasites” has clearly failed. We are back to where we started: the traditional army.

It is also completely wrong to postulate that “Total War” is a modern phenomenon. It is at least as old as the Bible. The ancient Hebrews were instructed by God to eradicate their enemies, men, women, and children and to confiscate the property of their vanquished foes. How more Total can it get?

Mankind has always cycled between geographically-limited, guerrilla type skirmishes and all-out warfare. Top-heavy Goliath forces, armed with the latest technologies always faced pebble-slinging, nimble, “low intensity” Davids. There’s nothing new about that. We are simply in an interim period between two classical wars. Call it a respite.

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