Monthly Archives: February 2007

Cronyism Kicks Out Good Attorneys at Justice Dept

Yesterday’s New York Times has a very informative–and very depressing–article documenting the firing of several highly competent Justice Department attorneys, including Carol Lam, who got the guilty verdict in the Randy “Duke” Cunningham Congressional corruption scandal. It seems that loyalty

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Do Book Sales Channels Manifest The Books' Contents?

The idea that the universe manifests the type of energy (and results) that you feed it is certainly not new; it’s in dozens if not hundreds of books, and is the key principle of the movie “The Secret.” But it was only this morning that I put it into focus in terms of the sales results with my own books.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Business Ethics, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Publishing, Uncategorized

Yes! A Radio Station With a Spine

Alelujah! A journalism organization that understands that it is NOT the role of a free press to disseminate government propaganda without questioning it or evaluating the sources: It is the policy of KSFR’s news department to ignore and not repeat

Posted in Ethics in Government, Marketing Trends/News, Media Ethics, Publishing, Uncategorized

Count on the Politicians–the WRONG Way

Count on the Politicians to find ways around every ethics rule ever introduced. Sigh! PRWatch found a New York Times story that shows the latest scam: legislators accept lavish gifts worth thousands of dollars, but they channel these gifts through

Posted in Ethics in Government, Uncategorized

Haven't We Learned Not to Rely on Unnamed Sources Before Going to War?

Huffington Post’s Eason Jordan nailed the problem with recent Iran “revelations”: After weeks, if not months, of US official planning to present a damning “dossier” of incriminating evidence against Iran, and after this same US administration presented us with lopsided,

Posted in Ethics in Government, Events, Politics, Uncategorized

President Obama?

Democrats take note: If Hillary is the candidate, I and probably a lot of other progressive Democrats are likely to vote Green. The right will come out in droves to vote her down, but the left will not show enthusiasm, and she’ll be buried.

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Hall of Fame? My Vote would be Hall of Shame

Among some very intelligent calls, such as the inventor of the life-saving MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technology, the National Inventors Hall of Fame has named John E. Franz, inventor of the herbicide Roundup. Pardon me while I puke. Roundup has

Posted in Energy & Sustainability, Uncategorized

Jigsaw: A Puzzle that DOESN'T Fit

I knew there was a company called jigsaw.com. I assumed it was for puzzle lovers. Then I stumbled on my colleague David Batstone’s blog entry about it. (Author of the WAG newsletter and the Right reality blog, David is another

Posted in Business Ethics, Media Ethics, Uncategorized

Book Publishing: Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes

Well, my seventh book, Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers, is finally done, at the printer, and due to ship back to me shortly. Finally. My original expectation was that I’d have copies in late July for an official publication

Posted in Publishing, Shel's Personal Life, Uncategorized

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