What is your Golden Rule?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 5, 2019 at 10:55 am The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Several Faith Community leaders gathered this month to discuss the religious theme of moving from conflict to civility in America, a theme that certainly applies to every political, sociological, religious, and economic sector of society.In the course of breakout discussions, we were asked how we would define and implement the Golden Rule in society. As expected, there were different versions of the Golden Rule. The Christian leaders echoed the sermon of Jesus: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Two non-Christian leaders – a Muslim and member of the Freethought (atheist) Community – offered the Platinum Rule: “Do unto others as they would do unto themselves.” How do you know how they would like to be treated? Ask them! Civility comes with caring communication.The Jewish version reflects the teaching of Hillel, focusing not on what we do, but what we should not do: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to others.” If you don’t want people talking behind your back, then don’t talk behind others’ backs. If you don’t want people to limit your freedom of expression, then do not limit theirs. If you don’t want people excluding you, then do not exclude others.Which rule is correct? The one that effectively smooths the path from conflict to civility, and it seems all three do exactly that! We hold common goals, even as we implement different strategies.In the end, civility is more than coexisting in peace, more than getting along. It is about working together to actively construct the type of world guided by what Judaism calls the 13 Godly Attributes, which include compassion, patience, anger control, empathy, and kindness.There are many in society who call for mutual tolerance, a worthy goal. I agree with Elie Wiesel זצ״ל who called for replacing the word “tolerance” with the word “respect.” Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate As usual a great Blessing Thanks Rabbi!center_img Please enter your name here EJ Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleHow will generations that didn’t experience the Holocaust remember it?Next articleVital economic data was likely lost during the shutdown – here’s why it matters to all Americans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Republicans Release Report Assessing Dodd-Frank

first_img Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Congressional Republicans, on the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, fired out at the controversial legislation, saying that the act’s purported purpose to end the government’s “too big to fail” policy has itself failed.On Monday, the House Financial Services Committee released a 100-page report titled “Failing to End ‘Too Big to Fail:’ An Assessment of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later,” which asserts that the act perpetuates a dangerous policy of bailing out lenders that fleece American taxpayers, under the presumption that not bailing them out would make matters far worse. GOP leaders say that Dodd-Frank was supposed to put an end to this perspective, but instead makes sure it continues.“In no way, shape or form does the Dodd-Frank Act end ‘too big to fail,’” said Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the committee. “Instead, Dodd-Frank actually enshrines ‘too big to fail’ into law.”The report calls the Financial Stability Oversight Council, created to manage the administration of Dodd-Frank, “unwieldy,” and states that the FSOC has failed to live up to its statutory mission to identify and mitigate systemic risk. The report also says that while the Office of Financial Research has made some progress in its mission to collect financial data to identify systemic risks, its progress has been hampered by poor data collection efforts that risk “imposing substantial costs in return for speculative benefits.”More to the point of its title, the report asserts that proponents of Dodd-Frank have never offered an adequate, concrete explanation of how the orderly liquidation authority ‒‒ which provides a process to quickly and efficiently liquidate a large, complex financial company that is close to failing ‒‒ would actually end bailouts. The FDIC’s strategy for implementing “single point of entry” provisions outlined in Title II of Dodd-Frank is, according to Republicans “a recipe for future AIG-style bailouts.”“Contrary to the claims of its proponents, Dodd-Frank leaves taxpayers exposed to the costs of resolving large, complex financial institutions,” the report states. Hensarling says that Dodd-Frank “misses some obvious problems and creates new ones,” especially where government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are concerned.  “Firms designated as ‘financial market utilities under Dodd-Frank,” the report states, are the next generation of GSEs.”Moreover, Republicans charge, regulatory requirements imposed under Dodd-Frank create compliance burdens that distort the free market by making it harder for small-to-medium-sized financial institutions to compete with larger firms, further entrenching “too big to fail.”While Republicans on the Financial Services Committee plan to introduce legislation “to repeal Dodd-Frank’s bailout fund and take other steps to end ‘too big to fail’ once and for all,” according to Hensarling, the act’s latter architect, Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Representative and FSC chairman, will testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to assess the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act four years later.Republicans are doubtlessly less than enthusiastic about what Frank may have to say and make no effort to hide their distaste for what they consider a cumbersome piece of legislation. “Rather than institute market discipline and a clear rules-based regime, four years later,” said Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry, “Dodd-Frank’s failed policies have only worsened the risks within the financial system and recklessly handed financial regulators a blank check for taxpayer-funded bailouts.” Tagged with: Barney Frank Dodd-Frank Reform Act Jeb Hensarling Subscribe Barney Frank Dodd-Frank Reform Act Jeb Hensarling 2014-07-21 Scott Morgan Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Republicans Release Report Assessing Dodd-Frank in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 21, 2014 1,907 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Previous: RMBS Liquidations Increase for the First Time in Almost Two Years Next: Regulators Take Possession of Georgia Bank Home / Daily Dose / Republicans Release Report Assessing Dodd-Frank Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Bruton pledges to implement a development strategy for the border region

first_img WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – January 29, 2015 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister Richard BrutonJobs Minister Richard Bruton is promising a special focus on jobs in the border region for the coming year, saying that a corner has been turned and the government intends building on that success.An advance factory nearing completion in Letterkenny will be one of the priorities of that focus.Mr Bruton says there were 30,000 job losses between 2008 and 2010, but the situation is improving…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/brutonborder.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleStrabane Courthouse pinpointed for closureNext articleMcIlroy two off the pace in Dubai News Highland Bruton pledges to implement a development strategy for the border region Google+last_img read more

Lasts Seasons

first_imgWhen I coached at Whitewater in Franklin County back in the 1960’s, we had 3 teams on our schedule that were in their last high school season before consolidations.  Patriot was the first one to close, and when we played in that gymnasium, we had 2 referees that must have never seen goal tending.   One of our forwards had at least 5 goal tendings during the game and none of them were called.  They were not a good team to start with so after 3 or 4 of these their coach went ballistic and got thrown out of the game.  He didn’t have a JV coach , so the principal had to finish it.  The situation at Burney was so bad their last year that they only had 12 players total–varsity and JV.  When we jumped out with a large lead in the JV game, they pulled two of their JV starters and those two players then started the varsity game.  I guess they were trying to win one of the two games.  It was so bad the Whitewater varsity scored 120 points.  At Moores Hill, there were only 10 players for both teams.  So again, when the JV game got lopsided in the first half, they played the rest of the JV game with 4 players and held one of their kids to be a varsity reserve.  So when you think you are having a bad season now, think of these 3 schools and tell yourself “we really aren’t that bad”.last_img read more

Pressley perseveres, proves worth

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWow, bet you didn’t see him coming.Bold, persistent and resilient, Chris Pressley has stepped out of the shadow created by a significant injury last season, and he’s not coming quietly.Starting with the Northern Illinois game two weeks ago, Pressley has started to make a significant contribution to the Badgers’ offense as a fullback. Not bad for a player who, at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and 259 pounds of seemingly solid muscle, had previously seen himself as an offensive lineman.“Fullback is something that I really like doing,” Pressley said. “I love blocking for these guys. They look at me like they want me blocking for them, and I’m going to be out there running right behind them.“I just take it as an honor to block for such a great running back. I got a chance to block for (Brian) Calhoun, and P.J. (Hill), and hopefully I’ll be able to block for more running backs in the future.”A junior from Woodbury, N. J., Pressley came to Madison as a versatile high school player who excelled both as a linebacker and a fullback, rushing for 1,630 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior.“My role as a fullback is something that I had to grow into,” Pressley said. “I came in here recruited as a running back, an oversized running back, and it’s one of those things where you take a job, and you’re going to be in there getting dirty.”Unfortunately, the path to undertaking a starting position at fullback took a long detour for Pressley.In 2004, Pressley appeared in five games as a reserve running back, rushing 11 times for 36 yards. In 2005, he earned his first letter after appearing in 12 games with three starts at fullback. However, it was in 2006, when Pressley was slated to start at fullback, that he suffered a lower leg injury in fall camp and was redshirted, halting his long-awaited role in the offense.Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle has noticed improvements Pressley has made because of his setback.“When he got injured, he had something taken away from him that he really enjoyed,” Settle said. “He was able to miss it. If you’ve ever lost something, and you get it back, you realize the value of it. I think he has come out and poured himself into the game. Everything is clear and has more meaning for him.”As both a veteran on the team and as a player who has had to battle back from season-ending injuries, Pressley has had quite an impact on his teammates as well. Bill Rentmeester, a junior backup fullback, sees Pressley as a leader both on and off the field. “Chris is a vocal guy. I’m not as vocal, so he speaks his mind and tells people what he needs them to do,” Rentmeester said. “He’s a physical leader; he’s a physical force on the team. You see him in the weight room and you say, ‘I want to be like him. I want to work twice as hard and imitate exactly what he’s trying to do.’”Before the Northern Illinois game, Pressley was having a relatively quiet season statistically. That all changed in the first quarter, when Pressley made a six-yard reception — the first catch of his career.Then came another first: a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. To Settle, it was a moment for Pressley’s hard work to finally come to light.“The success that he has had on game day has generated an energy for the offense,” Settle said. “This is a guy that doesn’t get the ball very much, but when he gets the opportunity, he makes the best of it.”However, preparation the week before the Northern Illinois game didn’t come without serious distractions. Tragic circumstances surrounding various members in Pressley’s family arose, and when speaking about the effect these events have had on him, Pressley is sure to make a clear distinction.“I try to separate life and football as much as I can,” Pressley said. “I also try to take the lessons that I learn from football and apply them to life. “last_img read more

TRACK : Syracuse prepares for Big East Championships in New York City

first_imgWhenever Jaquan Holland returns to the New York City area to compete, he feels a level of comfort he rarely experiences anywhere else during the season.It’s the chance to return to the place he knows best. A chance to return home.‘Any time I’m at The Armory, it’s like home for me,’ Holland said. ‘It’s a comfort zone. So every time I go there I perform well.’So when Holland ran personal records in the preliminary and consolation rounds of the 200-meter dash earlier this month at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in New York City, it wasn’t a coincidence. Simply being close to home, where family and friends support him from the stands, elevates Holland’s motivation to another level.Holland is one of many Syracuse athletes who will be participating in the 2012 Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships at The Armory in New York City this weekend. For Holland, it’ll be the biggest meet of his Syracuse career so far. The Orange plans to send roughly 50 athletes to the meet, all of whom were required to meet qualifying standards. While Holland may be one of the few who is returning to his hometown area, all of Syracuse’s competitors will feel an extra level of motivation to succeed in one of the most important meets of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy achieving a standard time or distance this weekend, athletes can earn automatic qualification for the NCAA Indoor National Championships.Events run all day Saturday and Sunday, concluding with an awards ceremony Sunday afternoon. Head coach Chris Fox said this weekend will mark the end of the indoor season for about 80 percent of the SU athletes, who will then start training for the outdoor season.Team points will be scored for placements in individual events, but Fox said that Syracuse does not put a huge emphasis on the team’s finish in the Big East standings. At last season’s indoor championships, the men’s and women’s teams finished ninth and 11th, respectively.Fox said he hopes for an improvement on those numbers, but it’s the individual performances he would most like to see the biggest progression in.‘As opposed to scoring a ton of points, we try to have some quality people,’ Fox said.Individual Syracuse athletes boast some of the best marks in the Big East this season. On the women’s side, senior Lauren Penney holds the second-best time in the conference in both the mile run and 3,000-meter run. Graduate student Flings Owusu-Agyapong sprinted to the top time in the conference in the women’s 60-meter dash. Holland ranks fourth and second in the Big East in the 60- and 200-meter dashes, respectively. And graduate student Jarret Eaton ran the best time in the entire nation in the 60-meter hurdles.Although past times are often used as indicators, Fox said the seeding from earlier performances can be deceiving. Most of the athletes at Syracuse and other Big East schools have only run two meets coming into the championships.Fox said that veteran athletes may not have performed their best up to this point, and they will be striving to reach their peak level of performance this weekend.‘Some older, fifth-year, fourth-year kids at some other schools might not have run hard yet, so this might be the first time they’ve run hard,’ Fox said. ‘The seeding means nothing at this point.’Eaton has already qualified for the national championships, and his teammates will attempt to join him this weekend. If they don’t, they’ll get one final shot at the Columbia Last Chance meet March 3.Fox said tension and nerves begin to surface during championship rounds when athletes realize the significance of the meet. And because it serves as the conclusion of the indoor season for many athletes, Fox refuses to downplay its importance.‘We take the pressure off for a lot of meets, but not for this one,’ Fox said. ‘This one’s important. It’s important that they go there and try to do well for Syracuse University.’[email protected]  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected]last_img read more