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Includes the following:  Steve Jobs' 05 Stanford Commencement Speech - Video (S738)
.........................10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal - Video (S906)
.........................Lee Iacocca Is Angry (S627c)
Subj:     Steve Jobs' 05 Stanford Commencement Speech (S738d)
          From: Wimp.com
          on 2/3/2011
 Source1: http://www.wimp.com/livedie/
 Source2: http://onemansblog.com/2010/02/01/steve-jobs-

 This is a speech that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple,
 gave at Stanford University in 2005 for the graduation
 commencement.  In it, Steve recounts three personal
 stories in which he advocates following your heart and
 doing what you love.  Click on either source, or 'HERE'
 for my copy, to hear and see this outstanding speech.

Subj:     10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal (S906d)
          Posted by Texas Exes
          From: Ernie Ware on Facebook
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/embed/pxBQLFLei70
 Source2: http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!SSCdL
 Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S.
 Special Operations Command, returned to his alma mater
 last week and spoke to the graduates with lessons he
 learned from his basic SEAL training.
Here's his amazing Commencement Address at
University of Texas at Austin 2014 from
Business Insider.  Click on either source,
or 'HERE' for my copy, listen to Admiral
McRaven's description of Navy Seal training.
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Subj:     Lee Iacocca Is Angry (S627c)
          From: ICohen on 1/12/2009

Source: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/iacocca.asp

Photo from MotorTrend.com...
 Remember Lee  Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler
 Corporation from its death throes?  He's now 82 years
 old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.

 Lee Iacocca Says:

 'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with
 what's happening?  Where the hell is our outrage?  We
 should be screaming bloody murder!  We've got a gang
 of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over
 a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind,
 and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less
 build a hybrid car.  But instead of getting mad, everyone
 sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say,
 'Stay the course.'

 Stay the course?  You've got to be kidding.  This is
 America, not the damned, 'Titanic'.  I'll give you a
 sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'

 You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off
 my rocker, and maybe I have.  But someone has to speak
 up.  I hardly recognize this country anymore.

 The most famous business leaders are not the innovators
 but the guys in handcuffs.  While we're fiddling in Iraq,
 the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what
 to do.  And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of
 asking hard questions.  That's not the promise of the
 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean
 for. I've had enough.  How about you?

 I'll go a step further.  You can't call yourself a patriot
 if you're not outraged.  This is a fight I'm ready and
 willing to have.  The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca
 elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis
 being the first.)

 Leaders are made, not born.  Leadership is forged in
 times of crisis.  It's easy to sit there with your feet
 up on the desk and talk theory.  Or send someone else's
 kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield
 yourself.  It's another thing to lead when your world
 comes tumbling down.

 On September 11, 2001, we needed a  strong leader more
 than any other time in our history.  We needed a steady
 hand to guide us out of the ashes.  A hell of a mess,
 so here's where we stand.

 We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning
 and no plan for leaving.

 We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the

 We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our
 once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health
 care costs.

 Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a
 coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.

 Our borders are like sieves.

 The middle class is being squeezed every which way.

 These are times that cry out for leadership.

 But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where
 have all the leaders gone?'  Where are the curious,
 creative communicators?  Where are the people of
 character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common
 sense?  I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think
 you get the point.

 Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland
 security than making us take off our shoes in airports
 and throw away our shampoo?

 We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new
 bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to
 things that have already happened.

 Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of
 Hurricane Katrina.  Congress has yet to spend a single
 day evaluating the response to the hurricane or demanding
 accountability for the decisions that were made in the
 crucial hours after the storm.

 Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it
 doesn't happen again.  Now, that's just crazy.  Storms
 happen.  Deal with it.  Make a plan.  Figure out what
 you're going to do the next time.

 Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively
 about how we can restore our competitive edge in
 manufacturing.  Who would have believed that there could
 ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese
 car companies?  How did this happen, and more important,
 what are we going to do about it?

 Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan
 for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis,
 or managing the health care problem.  The silence is
 deafening.  But these are the crises that are eating
 away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

 I have news for the gang in Congress.  We didn't elect
 you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain
 silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our
 greatness is being replaced with mediocrity.  What is
 everybody so afraid of?  That some bonehead on Fox News
 will call them a name?  Give me a break.  Why don't
 you guys show some spine for a change?

 Had Enough?  Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of
 gloom and doom here.  I'm trying to light a fire.  I'm
 speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America.
 In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through
 some of  America 's greatest moments.  I've also
 experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great
 Depression,' 'World War  II,' the 'Korean War,' the
 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's
 oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating
 with 9/11.

 If I've learned one thing, it's this: 'You don't get
 anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody
 else to take action.  Whether it's building a better car
 or building a better future for our children, we all have
 a role to play.  That's the challenge I'm raising in this
 book.  It's a "Call to Action" for people who, like me,
 believe in America'.  It's not too late, but it's getting
 pretty close.  So let's shake off the crap and go to work.
 Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'

 Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you
 know and care about.  It's our country, folks, and it's
 our future. Our future is at stake!!

 This article is true as verified by snopes.com
 at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/iacocca.asp

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............................From darrellvip on 10/13/2007