It’s a problem endemic in the world of business today, Dear Bar. Greed. A sense of entitlement. Narcissism…ME, ME. ME!!!

And for that Bar Refaeli…

You have been inducted into the Business Hall of SHAME!






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Written by businessavante
3706 days ago

It just occurred to me - isn't: "celebrities have other needs" just a 21st century way of saying: "let'em eat cake?"



Written by businessavante
3706 days ago

Exactly, Rivkah- if she had taken the high road as a conscientious objector, no one would mind. I'm not sure how it is there & now, but here during the Vietnam war C.O.'s had to serve in the Peace Corps, or some other similar service to prove they were against violence, but still willing to serve their country (if they were picked in the draft lottery).

BTW, The "Wild, Wild West" ('65-'69) was taken off the air because a certain congressman thought it was too violent in 1969. Every night, more of our war dead in body bags on the TV news, but 'West' was too violent. I thought it was BS (because Ross Martin, as Artemus Gordon, had suffered a heart attack that year - which I thought was the real reason for ending the show when it was still a hit after only 4 seasons, but Robert Conrad named the congressman in a documentary on westerns filmed recently).



Written by saraib820
3706 days ago

Duncan,

http://articles.nydailynews.com/1996-01-14/entertainment/18004161_1_alex-cahill-violence-for-violence-sake-violent-show



Written by saraib820
3706 days ago

Duncan,

I saw this long ago:

For the past three years, Chuck Norris has been seen as the poster boy for television violence.

His CBS actioner, "Walker, Texas Ranger," has been cited by government officials, researchers and journalists as the most violent show on the airwaves today.

From 1997

Despite that I love the guy!



Written by saraib820
3706 days ago

Duncan,

The thing that pisses me off is that Bar has become the darling of the Left-wing here. Those Israelis who hate the army and call us brutal occupiers.

The fact is there is an out here: conscientous objector status. Had she done that, there would be no scandal.

The problem is that with her, it was never about that. It was always about furthering her career and money.

Most of the world loves her, but she has castigated and alienated most of the people in her own country. There have been boycotts of several products and companies that she has endorsed.

R.



Written by businessavante
3706 days ago

Good ol' Chuck - the opposite of the sensitive '70's "Starsky & Hutch". I saw one last week where Hutch softly whispered to a woman why he couldn't rough up the bad guy when they caught him. Jump ahead 20 years to "Walker, Texas Ranger", and he always kicked-ass before he took 'em in - no apology offered (of course, they always so conveniently made a vestive move). He usually topped it off with a couple of 'spin kicks' to the temple: carrrunch!!!



Written by yoni67
3706 days ago

Big israel supporters will be there: Ted Nugent, Chuck Norris, John Voigt and of course Glenn.



Written by yoni67
3706 days ago

Typing fast, not drunk.



Written by yoni67
3706 days ago

Duncan,

Take my word for it, had she not uttered those words, I never would have written this. She is a JERKKKKKKKKK! So out of tocu with we coomoners

I will be back voting/commenting in about an hour.

We are going to oick up our tickets and security passes for the big Glenn Beck rally tomorrow.

BTW

Ted Nugent is a keynote speaker!!!!!!!!!!!

Freaking TED!



Written by businessavante
3707 days ago

I want to PUKE!!!



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

Anyhow, I'll be gone for about a year. I just got this email from this nice guy in Nigeria. Apparently some richer-than-hell guy just passed and left $25 million in a dormant bank account. This guy is willing to give me like 60% to transfer the funds. 60%? What a sucker. So I'm calling a travel agent and booking some flights. I'll probably be back in 2013.



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

I actually saw a documentary once with Louis Theroux. He's this great tv documentarian from the BBC. He's done programs on that church that protests at military funerals, Nazis and all kind of things.

Anyhow, he did this program once on fetishes (PG of course). So there are these guys that pay ladies like a hundred dollars or more an hour. No sex. They just want to be spanked.

So I'm thinking to myself...it's a bit odd, but if it makes them happier, healthier and more productive, there's absolutely no harm.



Written by businessavante
3707 days ago

The early 1960's sitcom, the "Dick Van Dyke Show" (B+W '61-'66) had an episode titled "How to Spank a Super Model". Unlike many early 60's TV shows, it didn't deliver as advertised (spanking was common on TV then - kids, and, of course, Lucy, though most of that has been edited-out in reruns), but the idea...

(I wrangled back & forth before submitting this comment - I'm not suggesting it's a good idea in most cases - maybe there are some exceptions?)



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

I would suggest pink bismuth (Pepto Bismol), however, if it is accompanied, by chills and headache, it might be the flu. See your doctor tomorrow if you are not feeling better.

Anyhow, I guess it's why I always liked superheros so much.

Batman and Robin never fought over the credit.

Superman never took what wasn't his. he could have robbed any bank he wanted to. Or Fort Knox.

No superheroes ever seemed to get a paycheck.

Aquaman must have gotten some nasty cuts from coral reefs. Never heard him complain.

Even when all of the heroes got together in the Hall of Justice (Superfriends), no squabbling, no fighting about the spotlight or glory.

None ever asked what was in it for them.

When they worked alone, they were like benevolent freelancers.

When they worked as a team it was always a cooperative and cohesive team-effort.

Everybody did his or her part to make the world a better and more peaceful place!



Written by lovedthisarticle!
3707 days ago

Nice Yoni. You should really get back to blogging more regularly. This is like a piece from a good investigative reporter. Very interesting and boo hiss to Bar.

Heidi K.



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

Hi Heidi!

Not regularly, pehaps once a month on something weird, out of the ordinary, controversial, etc.

The investigation on this article was done long before me. I just wanted to expand a bit in a business sense to speak about arrogance, greed, egocentrism, etc.

I hope my point was made...what she did was shitty.

When everybody needs to pull equal weight, those who choose not to pull at all should be called to account.

Thanks for reading,

Yoni



Written by gpoint
3707 days ago

Yonatan,

Entitlement is the word that you stressed and it's true, there are some people who feel that they have gotten too big for their britches and follow their own rules. This is a very good case and very well written.

HR at Greenpoint

www.greenpointglobal.com



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

Greenpoint,

It was a difficult article to write. Not because I tore her apart...she deserves it. It's because she is so damn HOT!

Yoni



Written by BradenM
3707 days ago

Nice job Yoni. I knew that she had gotten out of serving but I didn't know she was so arrogant about it. Celebrities have other needs???? That's pathetic!

Braden



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

We all have "other needs," Braden, but most in society follow through on civic responsibility. And many of us are proud to do so!

Yoni



Written by saraib820
3707 days ago

Congratulations Bar! And yes, Yoni, it is a sense of entitlement that permeates the business culture so often. Egocentrism. Narcissism. And a sense that one is above playing by the rules.



Written by yoni67
3707 days ago

That's Narcissism at it's finest: societal rules and norms apply to others, not me!



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