Showing posts with label authenticity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label authenticity. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CommonWealth Magazine: "Baker says deal coming ‘soon’ on universal vaccine proof"

"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said Monday that a deal could be reached “soon” with a number of other states to create a scannable code that could be used to prove someone has been vaccinated. 

“We’ve been working with a bunch of other states, 15 to 20 of them, to try to create a single QR code that can be used for all sorts of things where people may choose to require a vaccine,” Baker said in an interview on Boston Public Radio with hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. 

The comments on GBH radio reflect a shift on the topic from Baker’s tone six months ago, amid a pandemic landscape that has changed significantly since then. 

When Baker was asked in April 2021 whether Massachusetts would create a COVID vaccine passport – a way of proving someone had been vaccinated – Baker said he wasn’t looking at it. Baker brushed aside the idea of “having a conversation about creating a barrier before people have even had an opportunity to be eligible to be vaccinated” at that point, saying, “let’s focus on getting people vaccinated.” Today, vaccines are widely available, yet the pandemic continues to spread, and a growing number of businesses and industries, including state government, are imposing vaccine mandates. "

Yes, this is good. A consortium of how ever many states is better than going alone. This is going to be here for a while, let's get the infrastructure in place to do this and properly do this.

The Boston Globe reports on the same radio conversation with the Governor where this was revealed

And a clarification from Gov Baker on what he is for and what he is not

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

The difference between fact and fiction is more than in the eye of the beholder. Yes, that is a mixed metaphor. Maybe it caught your attention. Maybe it turned you off. As a citizen journalist, the difference between fact and fiction is so important.

"Truth is emotional, it's fluid, and above all, it's human. No matter how quick we get with computers, no matter how much information we have, you'll never be able to remove the human from the truth-seeking exercise.” (Markham Nolan)

You can watch Markham in this TEDTalk. About 15 minutes.

Friday, January 21, 2011

How to be truly awesome!

Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (attitude, awareness, authenticity) to leading a life that's truly awesome.

Good words for your job search! Watch and enjoy!

Now, go out and take the next step to find your best opportunity!

If you can make it to the PodCamp WesternMA in Westfield St Univ, you can practice being awesome there.

If you can go, you should see if you can go for free. The details can be found here