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Convenient MoralsHow easy is it for us to say how we will live compared to how we actually do? Who can say they've never faltered from a self imposed moral or ethic they've set out for themselves? And, if we do stray, does that mean our banner does not get to fly as clean and bright?It is no secret and has come up in my other blog entries that I cannot stand hypocrisy. I would rather a honest devil than a lying angel. Make no compromises about your life and make no pretenses to yourself or the world about the way you live. We all change, evolve and adapt. For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse. ~Samuel RichardsonBut I cannot stand those who warp their beliefs to suit them. I am repulsed by those who go out of their way to excuse deviating from a standard to which they measure others but, more importantly, to which they measure themselves. We're allowed to change and with us, our beliefs chan
A New Weapon?On Saturday, March 13, a flight was grounded on the tarmac of JFK due to severe storms and strong winds. David Martin, CEO of the social networking site Kontain.com, happened to use a iPhone app to update his own Kontain account with images and videos of what was happening on the flight.http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/03/17/virgin.america.flight/index.html?hpt=C1Due to the way the situation was handle by the airline, Virgin America, all passangers were offered a $100 Virgin America voucher. Martin actually ended up speaking to the CEO of Virgin America, David Cush, and the reimbursement was then changed to include a full refund for those inconvenienced by the extreme delays as well as the $100 voucher.What really interests me here is what Martin said about social media (though, he may be biased since he is the CEO of a social networking site...or he may have more insight...who's to say).He said, "You can't just write in a complaint or call customer service anymore...social media, it'