Posts Tagged ‘food’

Some New Year’s Resolution Humor

January 7, 2014

In our field we could call this experimental behavior analysis lol
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Good Deeds Teach Good Behaviors

July 29, 2009

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Last June Phoebe did a good deed, she raised $3,736 that expanded to over $33,000 to feed poor families in San Francisco.

After seeing a man begging for food while her parents’ car drove her to preschool, this 5 year old girl was inspired to help feed the needy. She decided to do a community service project and mandated it for all the students in her school.

She originally came up with a $1,000 goal. Her teacher Kathleen Albert thought that was great but cautioned it was too ambitious. Phoebe remained determined anyway to help those in need.

Her project spurred on other agencies to do matching donations for her good cause.

End result from one good deed initiated by Phoebe?

$33,624 worth of food — or 17,971 meals — for the city’s hungry.

Her teacher, Kathleen Albert said, “I think it is very important to teach children to give back to the community. I see so many adults who walk around and have no idea of that. It doesn’t matter your wealth, you can still give back. It teaches kids that small donations can add up to big donations.”


I say, IMPRESSIVE and may God Bless this child for her good deeds. Phoebe is a very good kid.

Good deeds help others, it also helps the one who does the good deed. By doing good deeds, it positively shapes one’s character. Good deeds shape future behaviors.

So think about it parents-

What good deeds has your child done lately????

Note: Food banks are in greater need of food and cash donations. Those needing food have risen due to the poor economy. Please do a good deed today and donate to your local food bank or food pantry.

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Analysis of Financial Crisis and 2008 Presidential Election

October 4, 2008

As a Behavior Analyst I always keep my ears, eyes and mind open. I measure, compare and contrast. Most of all, I analyze.


With the current American economic crisis and 2008 presidential election, I have grown quite concerned. Where is America headed?


The latest 700 billion dollar Bail out bill that Bush and Congress approved I do not believe in. Why should the American tax payers reward Wall Street, Banks and Insurance companies’ BAD BEHAVIOR? In my professional opinion, this Bail out package will not work in the long run because the bad behaviors that were happening have not been made to change. This bill is not a good plan to change irresponsible behavior.


Why haven’t these companies who recklessly allowed greed to motivate them been fined?  (punishment) Why is it that corporate America gets a helping hand, but the middle class who are already struggling, must struggle even more since we have to pay for their bad behaviors?


I just can not believe that the Securities Exchange Commission was not aware of this crisis coming. Nor can I believe that the Democrat controlled Congress and Bush Administration were not aware of this economic crisis coming either after approving a $300 billion bail out last Summer. Was everybody in government asleep?????  I wasn’t, I recognized many troublesome economic indicators : declining value of the dollar, housing bubble, excessive trading deficit, federal government’s out of control spending deficit,  problematic state spending deficits, exorbitant reliance on credit, sky rocketing fuel and food prices etc.


All I hear is how businesses cannot borrow money due to this financial crisis thus the rationale for the Wall Street bail out. Okay, well I am a small business owner, I do not borrow money to run my business, I must work my business within its means.  Why are large corporations borrowing money when they have large profits gained? As a small business owner, if I have a good month, I will try to save extra money for upcoming months that I may have less contracts to rely on. Why are the corporations being bailed out allowed to have extravagant entertainment/travel budgets? With my consulting business I do not have that luxury, I do not get a bail out package from the government that I can depend upon. So why is it okay for corporate America to not spend wisely?


Oh that is right, I am the good small business person who pays her taxes, pays her bills, maintains good business credit and tries to save money for a rainy day. Why is this not expected of corporate America ?  Why are they bailed out for bad behaviors ?


I totally agree with VP Republican nominee Sarah Palin:


IFILL asks at the VP debate: Who do you think was at fault? I start with you, Gov. Palin. Was it the greedy lenders? Was it the risky home-buyers who shouldn’t have been buying a home in the first place? And what should you be doing about it?


PALIN: Darn right it was the predator lenders, who tried to talk Americans into thinking that it was smart to buy a $300,000 house if we could only afford a $100,000 house. There was deception there, and there was greed and there is corruption on Wall Street. And we need to stop that.


Again, John McCain and I, that commitment that we have made, and we’re going to follow through on that, getting rid of that corruption.


PALIN: One thing that Americans do at this time, also, though, is let’s commit ourselves just every day American people, Joe Six Pack, hockey moms across the nation, I think we need to band together and say never again. Never will we be exploited and taken advantage of again by those who are managing our money and loaning us these dollars. We need to make sure that we demand from the federal government strict oversight of those entities in charge of our investments and our savings and we need also to not get ourselves in debt. Let’s do what our parents told us before we probably even got that first credit card. Don’t live outside of our means. We need to make sure that as individuals we’re taking personal responsibility through all of this. It’s not the American peoples fault that the economy is hurting like it is, but we have an opportunity to learn a heck of a lot of good lessons through this and say never again will we be taken advantage of.




Yes Governor Palin, financial responsibility is to be applied personally and in business.


Now Senator Joe Biden the Democrat VP nominee stated at the debate that this upcoming 2008 presidential election is important. I agree, however Obama is not the solution.


Remember voters, our federal government has already increased the tax burden for middle class America another trillion dollars. Obama wants to spend an additional trillion dollars on ‘hope and change’ programs. Sounds good doesn’t it, huh? So who shall pay for this too?  Us responsible business and individual tax payers.


As I sometimes tell some of my clients that I work with who love to over spend, “I wish money grew on trees, but money does not grow on trees.”


I’ll take my chances on a McCain ticket of experience and for reform any day over the lacking substance Obama ticket of magical ‘hope and change’ trees that grow money which equates to higher taxes.



America, please vote responsibly.