RIP Bassel Shehade #Syria Please RT

June 1, 2012

There are worse things than death and dying

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

To my Syrian friends:

There are worse things than death and dying. Among them is the shame that you have forsaken your dignity and allowed beasts to become your masters.

There is the shame that you did not fight the good fight. Instead, you cowered in safe places while good men and women died in the arena. There is an inescapable and boundless shame in your self-deceit that your place was not by their side but instead in seeking your fortune, pleasure or safety.

Bassel Shehade did not die in shame.

An aspiring film-maker with a Fullbright Scholarship at Syracuse University, Bassel was killed in Homs, Syria on the 28th of May 2012 by the Syrian army.

In memory of Bassel Shehade

Stan Faryna
02 June 2012
Bucharest, Romania

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2012 TED Talk: Brené Brown talks about shame, empathy, and courage

March 22, 2012

YOU don’t suck, but maybe you suck at social media. And other life DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Cristina Perri, A Thousand Years

Brené Brown speaks to us again about vulnerability. It’s an all new TED Talk! “Vulnerability is not weakness… vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” Read the rest of this entry »


Why You Won’t Stop Blogging or Doing Social Media!

February 7, 2012

Why You Won’t Stop Blogging or Doing Social Media! And other social media DOHs

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

M.A.S.H. Theme song (1970)

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Bravo America! Bravo Barack Obama! Congratulations and well done.

November 4, 2008

Senator John McCain concedes

Senator John McCain conceded the Presidential Election before midnight. America will have it’s first black President. The next President of the United States of America will be President Barack Obama. Unbid tears of joy stream down wet cheeks, amens and praise for God rise loudly to the heavens, and hope burns ever brighter this day of hope, blessing and prayer-answering.

Congratulations and well done.

Mac Got Whacked

Mac came. Mac saw. Mac got recalled.

Senator John McCain delivered an eloquent and gracious concession speech. He acknowledged America’s need for hope. And McCain acknowledged that Senator Barrack Obama is worthy of this great honor and responsibility of the Presidential office.

Said McCain:

“This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.”

Finally, McCain spoke to America from his heart. And that makes me think – McCain’s campaign advisers really sucked for not letting him speak from his heart sooner. They and the rest of the losers dragging McCain’s campaign wagon… sucked big time.

Bigotry will crawl

The overwhelming victory of Barack Obama is a historical victory over bigotry and prejudice. Racism has been conquered. It is not vanquished but it is defeated. Bigotry will crawl where once it held it’s head high.

As Europe wrestles with racial, ethnic and immigrant issues, Europeans must concede that America has made headway towards a sustainable and inspiring multi-cultural civilization- headway that is beyond the reach of european aspirations. The bigotry of the likes of Geert Wilders can now be seen clearly as shameful, foolish and petty in contrast to America’s triumph with the Presidential election of Barack Obama.

Around the world

The peoples of the world will renew their hope in Obama’s triumph and, perhaps, they shall find a deeper commitment to their own cause for freedom and progress. America can not set them free or determine their destiny, but America remains a shining example, an inspiration and a testament of hope.

And those whose envy and hatred set them against our great and noble ambitions, they have seen now the re-awakening of a titan- not a mere giant. They should tremble now with fear and loathing. It’s gonna get bad for them, because prophets (by their very nature) are lousy bed fellows and, worse, straight shooters.

Yes we can

In his victory speech, President Elect Barack Obama spoke of the road ahead, the steep climb, the setbacks, and the challenges that America faces in the work to remake a broken Nation. The prophet of Illinois called upon the American people to meet the challenges ahead with courage, self-reliance, national unity and humility.

The road ahead will be interesting. It will be difficult. We may fail. But we are even more likely to succeed.

Yes we can.

Below, We are the champions from Queen.
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Stan Faryna
November 4, 2008
11:30pm
Fairfax, Virginia

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About Stan Faryna

Mr. Faryna is the founder and co-founder of several technology, design and communication companies in the United States and Europe including Faryna & Associates, Inc., Halo Interactive, and others.

Stan Faryna is also a Global Voices author and translator. Global Voices is a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.

His political, scholarly, social and technical opinions have appeared in The Chicago Defender, Jurnalul National, The Washington Times, Sagar, Saptamana Financiara, Social Justice Review, and other publications.

Mr. Faryna also served as editor-in-chief of Black and Right (Praeger Press, 1996), a landmark collection of socio-political essays by important American thinkers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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