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Nice Begets Nice

It does not matter who you are or where you are, nice begets nice.

“In a world where you can be anything, be nice.”
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SpongeBob Freckles

Freckle pride.


“I have freckles….”
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Quote Of The Day November 01, 2013

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe saw behavior for what it is.

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image

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Nice Character Trait Partly Encoded In DNA

Niceness May Largely Be Determined by DNA.  medical Daily.

So much for thinking niceness was cultivated by nurturing and one’s surroundings.  Apparently, having receptor-producing genes for oxytocin and vasopressin underlie one’s ability to respond nicely under difficult circumstances.

“The study found that these genes combined with people’s perceptions of the world as a more or less threatening place to predict generosity,”…

…participants who reported the world to be more threatening were generally less likely to help other, unless they had versions of the receptor genes that are associated with ‘niceness,” which made them still want to help others even though they felt threatened by the world.

“The fact that the genes predicted behavior only in combination with people’s experiences and feelings about the world isn’t surprising because most connections between DNA and social behavior are complex,”…

How nice one is apparently starts in the genes, and is molded by life experiences.  Maybe researchers can someday come up with some medication to help endow those without the “nice” DNA, to help them develop that part of their personality.  The world would be grateful. 

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Grandiose Self-Importance Has Long Been Key To Obama

American Narcissus.  WS.

A whoppingly excellent piece on the narcissistic ego of Barack Obama.  A must read. 

Why has Barack Obama failed so spectacularly?

…Obama’s vanity is overwhelming.

People have been noticing Obama’s vanity for a long time. In 2008, one of his Harvard Law classmates, the entertainment lawyer Jackie Fuchs, explained what Obama was like during his school days: “One of our classmates once famously noted that you could judge just how pretentious someone’s remarks in class were by how high they ranked on the ‘Obamanometer,’ a term that lasted far longer than our time at law school. Obama didn’t just share in class—he pontificated. He knew better than everyone else in the room, including the teachers. ”

Example after example, straightforward and piercing.  When someone thinks they know better than everyone else, when someone believes their judgment and intervention reign supreme, the signs are clear and point to someone who is clearly delusional about themselves and their self-importance.  They should not be given positions where their warped perceptions impact a nation and the world.

A little reference to narcissistic disorder from the Mayo Clinic.  Personality features are not a problem until they become pathological. 

a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.

  • Believing that you’re better than others
  • Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
  • Exaggerating your achievements or talents
  • Expecting constant praise and admiration
  • Believing that you’re special and acting accordingly
  • Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
  • Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
  • Taking advantage of others
  • Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
  • Being jealous of others
  • Believing that others are jealous of you
  • Trouble keeping healthy relationships
  • Setting unrealistic goals
  • Being easily hurt and rejected
  • Having a fragile self-esteem
  • Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

The Weekly Standard’s post is ripe with examples. 

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Capitalizing On Close-Out Tiny Land Parcels From Delinquent Tax Auctions

Property owners outraged by Guthrie businessman’s dealings.  The Oklahoman. 

A businessman is under fire for buying tiny parcels of land so he can sell or lease them for inflated prices to people who thought they owned them.

In one case, Guthrie businessman Ron Edwards is demanding four Edmond condominium owners pay him $80,000 for a shared driveway he bought for $1,584 at a county auction.

Sleazy people trying to mega-capitalize on others.

Many Timberdale Estates residents are elderly; some barely can walk, Lunday said.

The businessman’s innocent defense.

“It’s just a business adventure trying to pick up a few bucks just like any other business,” Edwards said. “I wasn’t wanting to cause anybody grief, but sometimes it just works out that way.”

Edwards said his company “offers to correct” errors by title and abstract companies that often cause properties to go to auction without owners knowing.

“Offers to correct” is an interesting perception.  Extortion, as one of the elderly residents claimed, is more like it.  Especially since neighbors did not know of the sales of the properties for delinquent taxes, as they were not notified by county officials.

Read on.   

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Vacationing Rahm Emanuel And Family Leave Dining Tab To Israel

Rahm Emanuel Takes Family to Fine Restaurant in Eilat, Israel… Sticks Israel With the Bill,  Gateway Pundit.

The Emanuels Feast in Eilat – Israel Foots Bill.  Israel National News. 

A private meal on private family time, and this man hands over the bill to a country while vacationing.  Because? 

Some possibilities.

  • He is a cheap skate.
  • He left his wallet at the hotel.
  • He is a moocher.  Even in front of his family.
  • He always makes the host pay.
  • His sense of entitlement, as White House Chief of Staff and/or as a private citizen, extends beyond the borders of America.
  • His reputation precedes him.

Expecting the taxpaying citizens of another country to pay for you and your family’s meal,  reflects arrogance and a grandiose self-importance.  Thrust in the face of the host country, this also reflects an expectation of servitude, which makes it even more insulting.  The worst part of all, he is teaching his family and children that it is okay to push your responsibilities onto others, and that personal ethics, integrity, and character are not important.  

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