carl goulding

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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carl goulding
Posted over 1 year ago
How would you make a difference with $1 million?
I confess I've read very little, it's the question that grabbed me, and since this was the same question asked a couple years ago, (where I live), I'm defensive. You see, the same question as asked here in Minneapolis MN., I think it was a small story in the on-line, "Star Tribune" newspaper. I was the first to respond, and was thrilled to answer with my own personal plan. Than NOTHING, and than some more nothing, than after a long time, more nothing. I hunted down the source (Google is your best friend) and was unglued to find that the money came from the left over Republican national convention held in Minneapolis. More dogged digging, produced an extremely long list of personal dreams, idea's and thought out plan's freely presented to what end? No other word has ever been (to my knowledge) made public, or this money awarded. I concluded that the Republican right, (or some wing of it), had scored a huge boon, by culling the idea's and dream's of an entire metro area, (if not the whole state of Minnesota), for the entire cost, of not one cent. My single hope,( in this case), is to be completely wrong to be thinking about that lousy experience, when reading about another that sounds exactly like it.
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carl goulding
Posted about 2 years ago
Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors
I'm open to hope, in whatever form it take's. Life hands out an over abundance of broken dreams. When I read through some of these comments, there's both the "hopeful dreamer" , and the despairing "get real" kind. Despoiling will always be what the one kind does to the other kind. Which do I align with? Put it this way, I'm reminded of that 1984 movie "Amadeus", here's a description just lifted from a Google site: "The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum".
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carl goulding
Posted over 2 years ago
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
I'm surprised to see the kind of comments concerning the talk Colin Powell gave on "structure" for kids. Many seem to hold what I can only think of as preconceived idea's concerning this man, and what he "should" be doing with his time, energy, clout, power, and influence. Such thoughts seem to suggest that Powel's standing before this audience and speaking, was a waste of his energy, their time, and perhaps personally disappointing to "these" responders. WOW! Here's what I heard. I heard a man, put aside his prepared talk, and then speak from his inner beliefs. I heard a man talk about the "SAFETY" that can be found from structure (imposed from without ), and the ability to compose one's life course that's satisfying to one's own SELF, thereby. I'd like those detractor's to consider, that while they may want, General Powell to say other more personally satisfying thing's (of whatever their own political aim's are concerning), he was speaking clearly from his OWN inner belief, and personal experience, and of course, about a book he wrote. And quite clearly he made his point. Having no structure is BAD, while having structure, is GOOD! The detracting of this man's talk, ( I believe) is coming from a safe place, that of privilege, and isn't that ironic? Safely ensconced in one's position of being a devoted TED'S follower, and showing off one's OPEN-MIND, but not when it's Colin Powell? WOW!