Daring to Change


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Daring to Change, a recommended site.

Karen Fu was kind enough to comment on my recent article on the nuclear scandal in South Korea. Her comments are below. I visited her web site, Daring to Change, which is well written and impressive. I am now a follower though WordPress.

James Pilant

Daring to Change | ©2008-2013 Karen Fu – About Changes we need to improve the human condition (MCN:W059E-25E97-AD799)

When you have people who lack integrity, anything can become a disaster. And when you let such people manage highly combustible nuclear energy, you are courting suicide. The economic attractiveness of using the fuel is often the main lure for using such energy. Ironically, it is that efficiency of using very little to produce that much that fuels potential safety threats both to heath and to the environment. The main issue with all these problems often do not come from the technology itself, but from the people who are behind these technologies. Man can be his own enemy or ally depending on the kind of belief he has. With wisdom intact, nuclear energy should be best scrapped at the current way social politics/ social economics is run. For all you know a nuclear plant run for power energy lines may well be used for nuclear weapons of mass destruction.- Karen Fu

via Daring to Change | ©2008-2013 Karen Fu – About Changes we need to improve the human condition (MCN:W059E-25E97-AD799).

From around the web.

From the web site, Daring to Change.

http://daringtochange.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/short-haze-life-thoughts/

When you have the money, the world talks to you. But that doesn’t mean

everyone is genuinely wanting to be real friends to you. Try haze, any

kind of haze, and see how many will truly come to the rescue instead of

planning to leave the moment your contaminants grow beyond their

interests. It’s the emphasis of genuine friendship that is hard to make.

So is the make of a society – one, that is dependent on nothing much

beyond material needs, is never a great place of humanity and justice

which will garner the truest and the best of friends. And do not

undermine such loyal friends, whom some may not be as seen as the

so-called wealthy; they may well be your founding blocks of success for

sustainable peace and prosperity. – two cents from the equator at the

sight of haze, Karen Fu

Simplesimon8 Scourges Wall Street!


The great Facebook debacle Part 2 #mugs #muppets « simplesimon8

So what’s changed since the demise of Lehmans and the financial crisis of the last few years. Not much by the look of things. Seems that the rich are getting richer, the middle classes are still a great target and the poor, well nobody gives a damn about them anyway!

Common sense, don’t partake in an IPO without it!

The great Facebook debacle Part 2 #mugs #muppets « simplesimon8

Another of my comrades on WordPress weighs in on the Facebook Investment Debacle. I recommend you read the article and put this web site in your favorites.

To my colleague at Simplesimon8, “Keep fighting the good fight.”

James Pilant

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There Were a Lot of Reasons to Move the Web Site.


Probably some of you are thinking why has James moved? He’s going to lose his subscriptions, his Google ranking and part of his audience is going to be unable to adapt and move on to other blogs. I might add that the weakening entries of the last few weeks while the change is underway also undercuts traffic and causes me deep concern.

But the new blog offers multiple categories on the front page and incredible flexibility on how each of those categories appear. The pages in many cases program themselves. For instance, the archives page doesn’t send you to the last few pages – it gives you an entire page of post titles

You can incorporate RSS feeds into page categories. I have already successfully done this. Essentially this means that I can feature other blogs with their most up-to-date posts. It lets me set the number of the posts up to ten and provided a description of each automatically. It updates itself every ten minutes.

When you post, the blog automatically brings up public domain pictures to use, web sites on the same subject to link to and recommends the best search terms to attach. That’s nice – extremely convenient. When a post is up and it’s clicked on, at the bottom of the post three other related posts in the blog are listed.

I want to put up the best blogs in this subject, everyone from buddies like the Ethics Sage, to the great stalwarts in the business ethics field like Chris MacDonald’s Business Ethics Blog as well as Lauren Bloom’s blog on business ethics. But I want to be cautious, other bloggers may want to limit their presence on someone else’s blog, so I’m going to prepare a presentation showing the possibilities and put it out to people I would like to feature.

Currently the new blog site looks like this. It’s kind of a mess. I don’t have a proper RSS feed for it. I am having trouble organizing some of the sections. My search engine optimization is only partly done.

Nevertheless, I am gradually working my way through all of the training film and helpful advice from the web. I have confidence that I can make it work. It’s quite an advance and I want something more. I want more people to read the blog and through it, learn of the other important blog in the business ethics world.

James Pilant

We’re getting to crunch time on moving the blog!


I just finished the book, Blogging All in One for Dummies. I got it on Monday and finished it tonight. It answered most of the questions I had about moving the blog. So, I will go ahead. Tomorrow, I will buy the new domain name and once I receive it, I will buy an online service to host my blog for a year in advance.  Once this is done, I will buy the theme I have picked out and I have decided to pay a little extra (thirty dollars) and have them set up the principal elements of the web site for me.

I’d like the prototype up and running by Saturday morning, so I can begin setting it up.

I’m still on schedule for a September 1st start.

James Pilant

It is Time to Move the Blog.


I think I have grown as much as I can in terms of audience in the straitjacket of a free web hosting service. It has not been an unpleasant experience. I have learned a lot. But I can’t help but feel that if my blogging software offered more choices like pulling up relevant pictures, graphics, news articles and links automatically, my work would be more effective.

I have purchased a book on setting up my own web site and it will arrive on the 12th of August. Until it arrives I have studied the material available on the internet about setting up blogs. I have budgeted the money for a domain name and monthly services for a year from a paid hosting service. I plan to have everything for the move in place on September the 1st.

My big worries are that I won’t be able to arrange for hits to the site to roll over to the new one and that I could lose those people who have been kind enough to subscribe. Hopefully I can work those problems out.

I am open to any ideas. If you have any experience in these matters and would like to add your advice, please comment.

James Pilant