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@sharongreenthal Round two would be great! :)

2 years ago on 12 Most Enjoyable Blogs by Women

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Will definitely check out this list, Sharon, looks like a great list. Would like to add that one "woman's"  blog that isn't listed that  I've become a big fan of is The Perils of Divorced Pauline.

2 years ago on 12 Most Enjoyable Blogs by Women

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@ginidietrich I was living in Chicago during the time of Obama's election and it was exciting times. I'm disappointed in the leadership of both the White House and Congress. I'm an Independent but I get a lot of emails from the Democrats asking for contributions. I replied to one email that I was unemployed, but if I was employed I wouldn't contribute because the email was bashing the Republicans while at the same time asking for money. Furthermore, the email was whiny, unprofessional and unbecoming to the dignity of a President. I'm now a firm believer in term limits for all elected officials and in a compensation policy that is based on merit, not on hot air and grandiosity, The leadership in all three branches of the government are an embarrassment to the American people and a joke to the rest of the world.

2 years, 11 months ago on Leadership Lessons In Washington

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It's great to see a company post about their admin who tweets for them. I haven't had time to read all the comments yet, but will do so. I shared this on 4 admin LinkedIn groups as there doesn't seem to be too many admins that use Twitter or are being told by others that Twitter is worthless. Glad I caught this post, @ginidietrich ! I'm now following @pattiknight i on Twitter.

3 years ago on #FollowFriday: Patti Knight

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@TheJackB It doesn't matter what religion, there will always be different branches or other faiths that are deemed to be "other" or not righteous enough because they don't meet someone's criteria for righteousness.

3 years, 1 month ago on Mormons Make Better Leaders

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I understand Mitt Romney did his tour in France and was there for Mai 68. Great post, Gini!

3 years, 1 month ago on Mormons Make Better Leaders

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@ginidietrich I would be the first to say my daughter has very tough skin. :) But she also has a big heart. She tries to help those who are having problems, whether it's lack of food, clothing, shelter, etc. She does what she can to help others, and this means a lot to me. It means that something good came out of such a hard time for all of us. Thanks, Gini.

3 years, 2 months ago on Happy Mother's Day!

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Great post, Gini. I know what it's like to be a single parent and have my children ridiculed because their clothes are second hand, and their school meals are subsidized by the government. I was raised in a middle class home myself and never knew what it was like to go without anything. But, I divorced in a poor economy years back without many marketable job skills. I gradually increased my job skills and returned to college. I did the best I could, but sometimes one's best is never good enough for others. And, kids don't appreciate what's important until they're older. My daughter had a hard time with the ridicule the most. And, there really wasn't anything I could say or do to fix the situation. But life is not fair and you just carry on the best you can. Anyway, your post is a great tribute to your family, especially to your mom. Loved it.

3 years, 2 months ago on Happy Mother's Day!

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@dinodogan I found out via a ABC text message saying that OBL had been killed a week ago. I immediately went to Twitter and FB. Twitter had more news compared to FB, but I'm only following a few FB news pages.

3 years, 2 months ago on Death of Bin Laden Spreads Rapidly through Social Media

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@janbeery Thanks Jan! Yes, it's hard being in this role. I wish there was a stronger social media presence for military parents. There's a Marine Parents page on FB, but it's not current. The one time I commented on it, there was no response. I've connected to another military mom via Twitter which has helped. Her son is a Army Iraq vet. When I start wussing out, I contact her. :) If you're on Twitter, look me up at @karenbice . My best wishes to you and your family. Semper Fi.

3 years, 2 months ago on Death of Bin Laden Spreads Rapidly through Social Media

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Great post, Gini. My 23 year old son is a Marine stationed in Japan who could be deployed to Afghanistan any time. He wants to go. He's watched buddies be deployed and wants to be with them. I try to be strong over this, but it isn't easy when I read the story of military personnel who are killed or wounded, so I wuss out at times. I've learned to limit my military reading so I can carry out my normal routine. I am grateful to Obama and all involved for bringing OBL to justice. And I've learned that the military has a strong , professional social media presence so I can stay informed more about my son, as he has a tendency to leave a lot of details out when telling me things. :) Twitter was rocking last night wasn't it?

3 years, 2 months ago on Death of Bin Laden Spreads Rapidly through Social Media

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Great post, Lisa. I try to comment on blogs when I can. Usually the issue that will keep me from making comments is that I feel that the post is about something I'm not knowledgeable about or it's way over my head, so I don't feel I would offer much value to the comment stream, other than to show how much I don't know. :) And I think I sometimes show that anyway. :) oh, and John Falchetto's post about commenting was a great read too.

3 years, 3 months ago on Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

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PS You know how it is when you're on a few social media platforms and how easy it is to get confused? I think I came directly here from your FB update. I don't know how I got Heidi into this. Glad it's Friday...

3 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Introverts, AVEs, and Coaching for Women

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Interesting post, Gini. I'm going to be honest here and say that I was directed here from Heidi Cohen's blog post (which I need to get back and finish reading) on FB. I received the email notice about your post earlier, but I deleted it because it was about a subject that I don't know much about and you know how it is with time, never enough. I'm glad I read this post because 3 of your points I can relate to. Introversion: I'm one of those who treasure the chance to be alone. It's the recharging the battery thing. Women in leadership: Some things never change. Many women do have a harder time getting ahead for obvious reasons (I would think). Six people in a car: After 15 minutes of this, somebody will need to shoot me. :) Great article, and have a great weekend!

3 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Introverts, AVEs, and Coaching for Women

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HI Gini, good post and video. I've worked for and interacted with a few CEO's. IMO, the CEOs who are successful are those who are able to see beyond their title and position. The qualities that I most appreciate in a CEO, or any leader, are courtesy, communication skills and humor. I've worked for leaders who have all three qualities, and I've worked for leaders without all three. You can guess which group I prefer to work for...

3 years, 3 months ago on Two Qualities Every CEO Needs

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Great post, Molli. You're right, the news can be pretty depressing at times and it's nice to read something that focuses on the lighter moments of politics and snakes. :) I love Chicago politics and miss living there. I lived in Chicago while Obama was senator, and when he won the presidency. I read a while back Emmanuel finally met his Twitter doppelganger. I live in the Houston area now, but Houston politics are a whole different animal, not as interesting...

3 years, 4 months ago on LOL News Stories

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I have two issues with the whole problem of wikileaks and its best friend Anonymous. One, what gives wikileaks the right to take stolen, classified material from a government for the purposes of blasting it world wide, regardless of who it harms? Two, Anonymous, the self-proclaimed defender of liberty for all by the promotion of absolute transparency, is an organization of hypocrites who won't even give their real names and who would destroy those who would speak out against them or do anything that doesn't suit their agenda. I'm not afraid of the U.S. I'm afraid of organizations like wikileaks and anonymous who don't understand business, diplomacy and discretion and who use theft, blackmail and terror to promote a false ideology under the guise of being the good guys.

3 years, 7 months ago on Wikileaks: Truth and Consequences

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Pretty cool, Mark! My internet has been down the last couple of days so when I saw you tweet this while on my Droid, I thought...naw, not enough time to read this blog that sounds kind of weird. :) However, I fixed my internet problem today by myself. I just saw this post on LI and I thought I would give it a shot. So glad I did! This is really a great lesson using humor. I'm just glad you didn't use the db word. :)

3 years, 8 months ago on How to become a Google whore

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