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This POCBOOKS Update Moment was Published on: May 23, 2020 in the outdoors with plenty of sunshine; but little to no editing. Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast

Chrissy Costanza Shout Out Baeth

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Chrissy Costanza Shout Out Baeth – POCBOOKS Update Moment.

What is something that great treatment given to customers produces in them? You will appreciate this “moment” because it tells of something you are most likely doing on a regular bases naturally!

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What You Do With Knowledge Part 2

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What You Do With Knowledge Part 2

Story Mode with the Author as the narrator

The Product of Culture website! pocbooks.com “Much More Than Books”

Hi. My name is James Lynch. I am an author, writer, and vendor of intriguing creativity. The Product of Culture website. Where the writings, professionals, artists, and musicians featured here are more than meets the eye and ear for perceptive tips, recreation, and music! This website also has a collection of digital and audio books. Listen to the Perceptive Readers intriguing PODCAST!

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Art and Music Journey in The Mind

Art and Music Journey Since there is a time for learning, exercise, and work; there is also certainly a time for ( art and music ) play.

This article was originally posted on October 2019.

Art and Music Journey in The Mind

Playing for children often involves high energy of imagination and talking to one another.

Talk about high energy, how about the teenagers? What does your daily routine look like?
In schools around the world, do they still teach art and music courses?
It is expected that when you join a band you will learn music. However, there was a time in some elementary and middle schools you had a certain part of class room time to learn about the basic skills of playing a flute.
The same went for art.
It was not until high school you had to start picking specialized courses if you ever wanted to exercise your creative flow in that way during school hours.

The above is a conversational piece with a coffee shop vibe. As you know, conversations by their very nature are meant to be enjoyed. Conversations do not turn into arguments when there is the spirit of enjoying each other’s company.
Some of us have and will continue to enjoy our discussions over art, literature, and music.

Art and Music Journey

Did you know this about art?

There are three classical branches of Art

I hope these interesting facts will show you what is innately known. That the mind can imaginatively see art in everything and make it materialize literally overtime.
Observe the skills required to proficiently create the following branches of art on a professional or occupational level.

Paintings

Shown in office buildings, restaurants, and homes. The owners of these establishments are dressing up their walls to be inviting and warm to set the tone of the environment. The environment is just as important to understanding what the prospective and perceptive clients are looking for; as well as their personality input. For example, a farmer will probably pass over placing huge buildings to decorate the walls in his home. However, an entrepreneur with dreams of owning a building that size just might say “Exactly what I was looking for!” All the while, you will peak the farmer’s interest with people smiling, lakes, and camping scenes. Do you have such skills with a paint brush?

Sculptures

Are 3 dimensional carvings made into stone, wood, and casting metal. It takes a precision of accuracy and patience IMHO like no other in the arts. It is not an easy thing to recover from the mistakes made and can be quite costly. To this day, Michelangelo (see Sistine Chapel) , has to be one of the most renowned Italian sculptures of all time. Though he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel, he made clear in history that he is a sculptor more than a painter. Imagine that? All the same, how did this man create all these stone gems to perfection? He possessed the skills of precision accuracy and patience. Do you have such skills?

Architecture

As referenced with the Sistine Chapel, the paintings on the ceiling walls, people travel from all over the world to see them; the architectural structure is no less aesthetically studied in history books from the renaissance period. Do you understand the art and engineering behind designing such buildings?

Then we have the animating performing arts! Often the ones who are not as skilled with stylus tools can find their place in music and theater. This is to make you aware everyone can find their place in exercising creativity. Have you experienced the joy of creating music or dance?

Speaking of Music

In part two of this article we will explore a couple of instruments and thoughts on music. It has been said more than once by this writer, music is one of life’s pleasures. Really, there are many you will tell you it makes life worth living through the good and tough times! Do you agree? I’m confident that the students visiting this website are in agreement with that last sentence.

So by all means please share this article on your social media accounts and with close friends.
I’m pleased you are enjoying the Product of Culture aka pocbooks.com website & podcast.

Featured Musician Julijana Sarac

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A Poem with the flavor of art

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Seeing beauty at times takes a trained eye.
It is more than just looking up at the sky.
Some can take the easy way out by repeating what everyone has said before.
But in order to be original the ability to see beauty has to go beyond the surface of the door.
The face is just a shield.
What’s inside happens to be the true yield.
It often takes insight and training to see beyond such borders to not go along with the established order.
You don’t have to wait until you are older.
Young in age too can find beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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6 24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement

6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement.

This Article was repaired or refurbished on March 10, 2020. It was originally posted on April 17, 2019 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

Dear Perceptive Readers, This is going to be as succinct an article, as possible by me, for you professionals who want to understand the Visa and Mastercard Action Settlement. You may also want to register this as ethical business practices as well.
These 4 questions will be covered

What is a Class Action Settlement?
Did Visa and MasterCard break any laws?
Were you cheated or your rights violated?
Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Read This Section on Ethics

To prepare your perceptive mind to make a balance decision on this business matter, read and listen to Ethics A and Ethics B

Ethics A) “Ethics: The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Metaethics investigates where our ethical principles come from, and what they mean. Are they merely social inventions? Do they involve more than expressions of our individual emotions? Metaethical answers to these questions focus on the issues of universal truths, the will of God, the role of reason in ethical judgments, and the meaning of ethical terms themselves.” –https://www.iep.utm.edu/ethics/

Ethics B) Do you Understand Communication Ethics Principles? (Video)

VISA AND MASTERCARD CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement

This is a proposed $5.54–$6.24 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard at any time from January 1, 2004.

1) What is a Class Action Settlement?

A class action is a procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or “class”. – Cornell Law School – https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/class_action

Just One Example: You own a business, as the innocent plaintiff, that has been hurt by another company’s business practices that violated/broke the law, now the defendant, in their dealings/transactions with you. Your fellow merchants, whether in the same location or country-wide experienced the same treatment.

This is what your experience/complaint results in: “ In a class action, people or businesses sue not only for themselves, but also on behalf of other people or businesses with similar legal claims and interests. Together all of these people or businesses with similar claims and interests form a class, and are class members.”

2) Did Visa and Mastercard break any laws?

This lawsuit is principally about the interchange fees attributable to merchants that accepted Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards between January 1, 2004 and January 25, 2019, and Visa’s and Mastercard’s rules for merchants that have accepted those cards.

The Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that…

3) Were you cheated or your rights violated?

Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that Visa & Master Card its respective member banks, including the Bank Defendants violated the law(s) by carrying out the following practice(s):

Violated the law because they set interchange fees.

*They imposed and enforced rules that limited merchants from steering their customers to other payment methods. (E.g no-surcharge rules, no-discounting rules, honor-all-cards rules)

*Conspired together about some of the business practices challenged
• They continued in those activities despite the fact that Visa changed its corporate structure and became a publicly owned corporation after this case was filed.
• Conduct caused the merchants to pay excessive interchange fees
“The Defendants say they have done nothing wrong. They claim their business practices are legal, justified, the result of independent competition and have benefitted merchants and consumers.”
4) Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Current Status
On January 24, 2019 the Court granted preliminary approval to the settlement filed on September 18, 2018. The Order is available
How do I ask for money from this settlement?
You must file a valid claim to get money from this Settlement. If the Court finally approves the settlement, and you do not exclude yourself from the Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class, you will receive a claim form in the mail or by email. If you do not receive a claim form and/or are not sure whether you are part of this settlement, contact the Class Administrator:
Call the toll-free number: 1-800-625-6440
Write to: Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement, P.O. Box 2530, Portland, OR 97208-2530
Email: info@PaymentCardSettlement.com
Concluding Information
This information is provided to you as an FYI. I very much realize how intelligent you readers are here. Yet, as has been stated, at times the thoroughness of documents made for taxes, court cases, and contracts can be a bit overwhelming for the best of us. Especially with people who have the creative mindset. Though you create complex music and art in general, you like to keep things simple, clean, and honest when it comes to business and professional matters. In general, most people wish such things of this nature could be so simple. All the same, this information is not to tell you what to do, but give you some idea on what it is about. – Regards, J.

6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement.

This Article was repaired or refurbished on March 10, 2020. It was originally posted on April 17, 2019 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

Dear Perceptive Readers, This is going to be as succinct an article, as possible by me, for you professionals who want to understand the Visa and Mastercard Action Settlement. You may also want to register this as ethical business practices as well.
These 4 questions will be covered

What is a Class Action Settlement?
Did Visa and MasterCard break any laws?
Were you cheated or your rights violated?
Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Read This Section on Ethics

To prepare your perceptive mind to make a balance decision on this business matter, read and listen to Ethics A and Ethics B

Ethics A) “Ethics: The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Metaethics investigates where our ethical principles come from, and what they mean. Are they merely social inventions? Do they involve more than expressions of our individual emotions? Metaethical answers to these questions focus on the issues of universal truths, the will of God, the role of reason in ethical judgments, and the meaning of ethical terms themselves.” –https://www.iep.utm.edu/ethics/

Ethics B) Do you Understand Communication Ethics Principles? (Video)

VISA AND MASTERCARD CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement

This is a proposed $5.54–$6.24 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard at any time from January 1, 2004.

1) What is a Class Action Settlement?

A class action is a procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or “class”. – Cornell Law School – https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/class_action

Just One Example: You own a business, as the innocent plaintiff, that has been hurt by another company’s business practices that violated/broke the law, now the defendant, in their dealings/transactions with you. Your fellow merchants, whether in the same location or country-wide experienced the same treatment.

This is what your experience/complaint results in: “ In a class action, people or businesses sue not only for themselves, but also on behalf of other people or businesses with similar legal claims and interests. Together all of these people or businesses with similar claims and interests form a class, and are class members.”

2) Did Visa and Mastercard break any laws?

This lawsuit is principally about the interchange fees attributable to merchants that accepted Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards between January 1, 2004 and January 25, 2019, and Visa’s and Mastercard’s rules for merchants that have accepted those cards.

The Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that…

3) Were you cheated or your rights violated?

Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that Visa & Master Card its respective member banks, including the Bank Defendants violated the law(s) by carrying out the following practice(s):

Violated the law because they set interchange fees.

*They imposed and enforced rules that limited merchants from steering their customers to other payment methods. (E.g no-surcharge rules, no-discounting rules, honor-all-cards rules)

*Conspired together about some of the business practices challenged
• They continued in those activities despite the fact that Visa changed its corporate structure and became a publicly owned corporation after this case was filed.
• Conduct caused the merchants to pay excessive interchange fees
“The Defendants say they have done nothing wrong. They claim their business practices are legal, justified, the result of independent competition and have benefitted merchants and consumers.”
4) Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Current Status
On January 24, 2019 the Court granted preliminary approval to the settlement filed on September 18, 2018. The Order is available
How do I ask for money from this settlement?
You must file a valid claim to get money from this Settlement. If the Court finally approves the settlement, and you do not exclude yourself from the Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class, you will receive a claim form in the mail or by email. If you do not receive a claim form and/or are not sure whether you are part of this settlement, contact the Class Administrator:
Call the toll-free number: 1-800-625-6440
Write to: Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement, P.O. Box 2530, Portland, OR 97208-2530
Email: info@PaymentCardSettlement.com
Concluding Information
This information is provided to you as an FYI. I very much realize how intelligent you readers are here. Yet, as has been stated, at times the thoroughness of documents made for taxes, court cases, and contracts can be a bit overwhelming for the best of us. Especially with people who have the creative mindset. Though you create complex music and art in general, you like to keep things simple, clean, and honest when it comes to business and professional matters. In general, most people wish such things of this nature could be so simple. All the same, this information is not to tell you what to do, but give you some idea on what it is about. – Regards, J.

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Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek points to a time when reason and communicated good thoughts have won over the opposing forces of the two.

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As the Perceptive Readers e-mail subscribers here are aware, a couple of times a year, I write a longer blog article that could be placed in a personal journal (for the gentlemen) or diary (for the ladies).
Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Presents a Problem

Gene Roddenberry was a creative visionary. Would anyone disagree with that statement?
In his original 1965 Star Trek pilot introduction, he explained how the networks were in love with westerns. You will find this to be an accurate observation from the sixties. Just talk to an aunt or uncle. Oh I forgot, you may need to talk with Grandma and Grandpa. So even though the networks were looking for westerns, Mr. Roddenberry gave them so much more!
Still, here is the question. Did the networks appreciate the unique gift to the world of entertainment, which would also be migrated to books?
Everyone can get the answer here:

“The Cage” – Star Trek Original Pilot – Gene Roddenberry Intro!
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Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Shows “We Get It”

After viewing the documentary pilot for Star Trek, you were able to hear with your own ears Mr. Roddenberry point out the following concerns the show’s effect would be on the society at that time.

No smoking characters
A crew alien member designed to look like audiences perception of the devil
Women in command roles with high IQs
Mixed skin colors (White, Black, Asian, etc ) working together and in romance

Are you one in the frame of mind as feeling, “The networks concerns were based on ignorance and fear”?

All the same, what did Gene Roddenberry report about the letters he received in feedback on the show?

What is our observable outcome?

First Season 29 Episodes 1966 -1967

Second Season 26 Episodes 1967- 1968

Third Season 24 Episodes 1968- 1969

Star Trek Original Seasons

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Director Robert Wise
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director Nicholas Meyer
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Director Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Director William Shatner
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Director Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek Original Movies

Is There One in Your Life or in You?

Is there a Gene Roddenberry in you? Or what about one of his characters in the original series?

Personalities who get the sense of this, a respect for others, get it; when it comes to Star Trek. And no, this does not mean our idiosyncrasies do not cause conflicts with others at times.

But, when you sit back and think about what is happening, whether it be by some internal or external strife, your reasoning ability can identify the problem.

Take the problems that have occurred with different tribes and caste systems, if you will? Or; two individuals who do not see eye to eye.

What has happened even with good friends who were closer than brothers when they did not find where the hurtful problem was residing and how to ethically resolve it?

Ah, what was going through Gene’s mind when he created Day of the Dove?
https://youtu.be/_v698nFlAVw

Wow! Could you resolve a problem like the one above? Some of you authors have written similar scenarios in your books; we just know it. A character that reasons on what is right and also brave enough to do it. Which saves the day!

We could go on, but let’s close with this thought. Gene Roddenberry wrote with this future view. No smoking, piracy, prejudice, or religion. And yet, his themes went into references from the Good Book in more than one episode. Imagine that.

I’m aware of even some readers here have not given consideration to the role of religion; Which I’m not going to dive into here. Again, Imagine this.

Imagine asking a King who walks past you for an opportunity to speak with him and to learn from him. The King likes your smile and sincerity. He points to one of his trusted aids and says, “This person knows what makes me happy. He will tell you and even give you exercises, if you will, to help keep you healthy and strong as my subject and NOW friend.” You look at the King with a smile. The King then says, “Call me when you need me or just to talk.”

Such an encounter and words have come about in an illustrative sense due to these words taught by a famous prophet that sincere people exercise in a regular routine and innate desire: (The Good Book:Matthew 22:36-40)

Where would we be without such elevated thoughts?

Would Gene Rodenberry’s original series have been as successful without them?

Live Long and Prosper
Read: Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 1
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A Prodigal Thought. An encouraging discussion from the Good Book we have read before, however, a reminder can be refreshing waters.
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Famous Names in Jesus Biography

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Are names really that important? Who started our mode of thinking in this way? What are the famous names in Jesus’ family line?

You are guaranteed to pick up at least one new point!