This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors a Revolution

When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled “The Double Helix” on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama, filled with colorful characters, about ambition and competition in the pursuit of nature’s wonders. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would.


What Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Means for the Presidential Campaign

If this isn’t the mother of all examples that “What Goes Around Comes Around,”  then may I pass out right now on the spot! But now that I mention it, there are other very good examples and we have been discussing them in our blog postings for some time. However, this is in a very regrettable way, a remarkable turn of events.

Of course, our hearts go out to the President's family and we wish him, the First Lady and Hope Hicks a speedy recovery. Its just that having written a book as I have titled “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide to How Life REALLY Works,” whether Republican or Democrat (in truth I am an Independent, having never registered for either party) this is a rather unbelievable example of the Law of Cause & Effect (the fundamental law of physics and human experience) playing out, though the timing is rarely this distinguishable.


S&P Index Manager Charged With Insider Trading Scheme

Could it be true that after all the arrests, fines, ruined careers and incarcerations resulting from the insider trading scandals of a few years ago, not to mention the advanced technology and systems in place to identify any perpetrator foolish enough to still think they can get away with it, that someone would think THEY had the fool-proof system that WOULD work?

Its another case of folks who really should have read THE book. Unfortunately nobody grabbed them by the lapels or throat and insisted that they sit down and read it NOW, before they had a chance to also ruin their lives. 

My goal is to get the book I was gifted with writing in as many hands as possible, to prevent people from these kinds of mindless mistakes that destroy lives and hurt loved ones by explaining why the words in the title are true and a law of nature and physics and how it works. 

If you have anyone who you want to start or stay on the right track and save from the possibility of going off the cliff like these folks did, please get a copy to them asap!

An index manager of S&P Global Inc. was charged on Tuesday with being part of an insider-trading scheme that netted more than $900,000 in illegal profits by trading hours ahead of public announcements that companies would be added or removed from a popular stock market index.


Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Get Prison in College Admissions Case

The “College Admissions Scandal” is back, as Lori Laughlin and husband Massimo Giannulli return to the headlines about their respective prison sentences. It is instructive in that it has taken this long to get the official word, which is just part of the confusion as to whether it is true that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” and whether it also applies to each of us.

Even though we see it in others, as we clearly can now do in this case, we may still not apply it to our own words and actions. In so doing we may say thoughtless words or commit regrettable actions ourselves, that tear down rather than build up the quality of our respective lives. 


New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?

It is much easier these days to find examples about how “What Goes Around…” does indeed “Come Around,” from the negative side of the ledger. So it is with pleasure that I’m able to throw in this prime example of how the “law” works both ways. Add the fact that I am a New York City resident and have seen Covis-19’s nasty impact up close and personal on multiple levels, including the suffering of family members and friends.

In addition, I’ve witnessed and participated in the mass exodus out of Manhattan bound for other parts and the deterioration of life in what was one of the world’s most vibrant centers of business and the arts.

But I have also been profoundly proud of how seriously New Yorkers have bitten the bullet and adhered to the basics. Out walking on the street you see 90% of people wearing a mask and exercising social distancing. In a very real sense it has been a vast example of doing the right thing.

The result is aptly depicted in this article. However, as it says, “now is now.” It remains to be seen what six and twelve months down the road will teach us. So far, every time the pressure is lifted the virus reasserts and teaches us that it’s just lying in the shadows waiting for us to lower our guard. How long will that go on? We don’t know! What we do know is that What Goes Around Comes Around and right now, in NYC, we’re seeing the plus side of that rule.

New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?

The sustained low rate of infection has surprised local health officials. But a resurgence may be inevitable, despite the state’s and city’s best efforts.
That, of course, was before streaming services arrived, upending everything with a ruthless logic and coldhearted efficiency.

That was never more clear than on Aug. 7, when WarnerMedia abruptly eliminated the jobs of hundreds of employees, emptying the executive suite at the once-great studio that built Hollywood, and is now the subsidiary of AT&T. In a series of brisk video calls, executives who imagined they were studio eminences were reminded that they work — or used to work — at the video division of a phone company. The chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, learned that he’d been fired the morning of the day the news broke, two people he spoke to told me. Jeffrey Schlesinger, a 37-year company veteran who ran the lucrative international licensing business, complained to friends that he had less than an hour’s notice, two other people told me.


The Week Old Hollywood Finally Actually Died

For decades, the best thing about being a Hollywood executive, really, was how you got fired. Studio executives would be gradually, gently, even lovingly, nudged aside, given months to shape their own narratives and find new work, or even promoted. When Amy Pascal was pushed out of Sony Pictures in 2015, she got an exit package and production deal worth a reported $40 million. The Week 

That, of course, was before streaming services arrived, upending everything with a ruthless logic and coldhearted efficiency.

That was never more clear than on Aug. 7, when WarnerMedia abruptly eliminated the jobs of hundreds of employees, emptying the executive suite at the once-great studio that built Hollywood, and is now the subsidiary of AT&T. In a series of brisk video calls, executives who imagined they were studio eminences were reminded that they work — or used to work — at the video division of a phone company. The chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, learned that he’d been fired the morning of the day the news broke, two people he spoke to told me. Jeffrey Schlesinger, a 37-year company veteran who ran the lucrative international licensing business, complained to friends that he had less than an hour’s notice, two other people told me.


The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town Causing an Economic Crisis

Editors and account managers at the Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan could once walk out through the modernist lobby and into a thriving ecosystem that existed in support of the offices above. They could shop for designer shirts or shoes, slide into a steakhouse corner booth for lunch and then return to their desks without ever crossing the street. The Virus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town Causing an Economic Crisis

To approach this block today is like visiting a relative in the hospital. The building, rebranded a few years ago and renovated to fit 8,000 workers, now has just 500 a day showing up. The steakhouse dining rooms are dark.

On a sidewalk once lined with food carts, a lone hot-dog vendor stood one recent Friday on a corner below the building. His name is Ahmed Ahmed, and he said he used to sell 400 hot dogs a day.

How many now? “Maybe 10.”


The Sad Sacklers Are Back In the News

There is a concern, as expressed in this OP-ED article in the NY Times, that the villainous Sackler family who owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the OxyCotin pain-killer that was responsible for the opioid epidemic in America and the deaths of more than 200,000 people, may slither their way out from under the retribution they so richly deserve, via a bankruptcy proceeding that will allow the family  to retain the vast majority of their fortune beyond their multi-$billion offer of settlement. 


Rob Davis and Help for Children

Some information about Rob, the philanthropy he established in 1998 "Help For Children / Hedge Funds Care,” and more.

What began as a single event in NYC is now an international organization with chapters in twelve cities and six countries, which Rob continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus. He is grateful beyond description to his industry friends and colleagues who have joined together these past twenty plus years to donate more than $50million, through more than 1,000 grants, to save countless children and families from the trauma of abuse.


Police the Good and the Bad

Oh my gosh, it is so interesting how this all works! This NY Times article tells such a story! Its the explanation of how a police officer who has been on the Force for years could find himself so mesmerized and blinded by his stature as a senior law enforcement official, endowed with protection by the brotherhood of the force itself and the Union that represents it, that he could keep his knee in another man’s neck until that man was dead.


Lionhearted Girl Bikes Dad Across India Inspiring a Nation

The purpose of this blog is to explore real-life events that prove the truth of the title of this book. To do so we often use stories about bad people doing bad things that are eventually revealed and punished. How great it is, to have the pleasure of referring to a different kind of story to make the same point.

It is about an incredible act of courage and sheer determination that has just unfolded in India. That is, about a fifteen year-old girl named Jyoti Kumari, who was concerned about her injured and marooned Dad. He was in bad shape due to a work injury and the coronavirus shut-down of the country. Jyoti, determined to get him home, travelled 700 miles to find him. She then purchased a $20.00 bike and rode it all the way back home, with him perched on the back!


Boeing’s Problems Predate the Virus. Should the U.S. Come to Its Rescue?

So Boeing, which was $380/share when we started writing about the fraud-ridden, 737 Max debacle that drove the stock to break $100/share on 3/16/20, has now recovered to $145/share based on the hope that a very large sum of new government capital to fight the effects off the coronavirus will soon land in their bank account courtesy of Donald J.Trump.


The World of Books Braces for a Newly Ominous Future

In these isolated times, many people are inside reading, but the book business, like others, is bracing for catastrophe. Major literary festivals and fairs around the world have been canceled. Public libraries have closed. Author tours, signings and bookstore appearances have been scrapped.


Ex Priest in France Is Convicted of Abusing Dozens of Scouts

So the Catholic Church in France is now absorbing blows of compensation for their crimes of sexually abusing children and the culture of silence and cover-up about abuse allegations over a long period of time. In this case it is the conviction many years later of a French Priest named Bernard Preynat who committed many sexual abuse crimes and had seemed to have slipped from the noose of justice. 


Coronavirus Swamps Local Health Departments

Many state and municipal health departments saw budget and staffing cuts a decade ago that were never restored.

Now we are learning that the Principle of Life embodied in the words, “What Goes Around Comes Around” operates the same way for countries as it does for individuals and companies. Budget cuts for public health staffing and infrastructure over the past decades, at the same time as countless $billions have been wasted in mindless wars, has left the U.S. in woeful condition to confront and get ahead of the coronavirus outbreak.


Weinstein Sentencing Note

So in the end, Harvey Weinstein did indeed get what was coming to him and the rest of his life will be very different from what’s come before. Ralph Waldo Emerson, perhaps America’s greatest philosopher likened a person's thoughts words and actions to seeds they planted in their garden of life that would, in their own time blossom into experiences in kind. “However,” he allowed, “it may take a long time for the bloom or thorn to appear.” Why that is the case and why the explanation evaded Emerson is a discussion for another day.


The Emotional Wreckage of a Deadly Boeing Crash

They have to pay, these lying bastards from Boeing and the FAA. I’ve heard that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation is at the stage of presenting people who they’ve concluded need to be subpoenaed, to a Grand Jury. What fines, penalties and charges  are in the end assessed remains to be seen. However, Volkswagen ended up with $30Billion in fines and people went to prison for their emission scandal... and nobody died.

One year after a second 737 Max jet went down, the victims’ families press on in memory of their loved ones. “They were an extraordinary group of people.”

~ Rob


The Harvey Weinstein Verdict Is a Watershed and a Warning

What can be said? These photos speak volumes though I can’t help but wonder what his demeanor would have been, if he’d been cleared of all charges and allowed to walk away? Would he have been a much more, spry 67 year-old, even skip out of that courtroom while giving everyone left behind the finger! That was the concern and more, the fear that after all this, all that’s happened in the #MeToo movement, it would be back to square one! 


The Price of Wells Fargo’s Fake Account Scandal Grows by $3 Billion

And so, finally an end comes to the nefarious “Fake Account & Bogus Charges: case of consumer fraud perpetrated by a broad swath of Wells Fargo employees from the top down, all acting in concert to defraud their customers and enrich themselves for at least 14 years.


Boeing Employees Mocked FAA and Clowns Who Designed 737 Max

Not good ! The company expressed regret at the embarrassing communications it sent to investigators on Thursday, which included a comment that “this airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys.”  Boeing Employees Mocked FAA and Clowns Who Designed 737 Max

~ Rob
Presumably with the approval of the F.A.A., the board has chosen two of the ultimate insiders, David Calhoun and Larry Kellner both who have been Board members and close Muilenburg associates for more than ten years, to manage the company going forward.


Boy Scouts of America Is Sued Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

We don’t know exactly why the stigma of sexual abuse, or abuse of any kind has such a long grip on those who are the victims and ravaged by the effect. We have sort of learned that the pain can last for the rest of however long a lifetime continues, felt as intensely with each thought of it, as if it happened yesterday. 


Chanticleer Review of What Goes Around

“What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide to How Life REALLY Works” achieves its highest 5 Star Rating! The author's philosophy as expressed, makes effective use of humor, humility, and logic! Drawing insight from personal parables, Davis has constructed a manual of straightforward and sensible life skills designed for those who genuinely want “What Goes Around Comes Around” to yield the most positive, possible outcomes!


The Boeing story just got worse

The Boeing Board of Directors, facing a class-action lawsuit from the families of the Boeing crash victims, and under scrutiny by way of the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigation, just chose a classic “Circle The Wagons" strategy to manage the mess bequeathed to them by Dennis Muilenburg.

Presumably with the approval of the F.A.A., the board has chosen two of the ultimate insiders, David Calhoun and Larry Kellner both who have been Board members and close Muilenburg associates for more than ten years, to manage the company going forward.


Justice Department’s criminal investigation of Boeing moves along

In his Essay on Compensation, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the result of any action is already in the seed of whatever thought, word or action that we plant in our garden of life, but that the blossom of the seed may take a very long time to show up. It raises a central question that adherents of every major world religion and philosophy seek the answer to. Why do some people seem to get their retribution quickly while others appear to escape discovery and payback way longer, or even completely!


Walls Closing in on Boeing

In what may well go down as the biggest tragedy of American corporate history, Boeing and its management team are sliding off the cliff from what little credibility they have left, into the abyss of ignominy and very possibly criminal charges leading to massive fines, and a thorough cleaning of house. Moreover, while it is too early to know for sure, incarceration for the leading players in what was most likely a fraudulent certification of the 737 Max that ultimately lead to the death of 346 people cannot be ruled out for individuals at both Boeing and the F.A.A.!


Russia’s Doping Violations Are Cheating Its Own Athletes

Oh boy! Now we have a whole country out to prove the value of reading my book, “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works, about why the words in the title, that we’ve all said many times, are indeed true!

Thank you Vlad! You’ve done me a solid!

Now what you need to do is take steps to obfuscate and deflect the guilt from you just wanting those darn gold medals so badly! Heck Vlad, you know that a Russian could never, "straight up,” beat an American!

Listen, we know its tough to take and we sympathize, even though the sympathy is for the athletes, not you! They train their butts off and could at least win some silver and bronze. But no! Thanks to you they can’t even get into the playground!


Boeing Directors Sued Over Missed Warning Signs on 737 Max 8

The Boeing facade just took a direct hit from the filing of the first shareholder lawsuit against the Board of Directors, for failing to provide proper oversight to the development and commercial launch of the 737Max.

Of course they have the best Officer and Director’s liability insurance that money can buy to protect themselves personally. But if charges emerge from the Justice Department criminal investigation still underway, “Katie Bar the Door!”

With the balance sheet being gutted by the day, still no timetable for the re-launch of the Max and a growing possibility that it may never do so, who knows whether that insurance will do the job.


Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein and Britain Is Appalled

Don’t you think that Prince Andrew wishes someone had taken the time when he was a wee lad to explain that “What Goes Around” does indeed “Come Around!” Apparently he had no idea - thought he was above the need for such awareness - was a Royal - was born into some kind of divine protection from the basic "Law Of Cause & Effect" that all nature including humans, is subject to!

Look! Its not something we are taught about in school. We hear all these platitudes in church or from our Granny, but we shrug them off. They are too “out there!” We don’t know how to get our arms around conceptual notions like “As You Sow So Shall You Reap,” or this era’s version and the title of the book, “What Goes Around Comes Around - A Guide To How Life REALLY Works.” We hear and say those very words many times in our lives about the plight of “OTHER” people, but rarely apply it to ourselves.

How many times has Prince Andrew said those words? Now they’re being said about him! Are the people saying them in reference to him considering the kind of seed they are planting in their own garden of life by letting those words come out of their mouth?


FAA Chief Urges Employees to Resist Pressure to End Max’s Grounding

The F.A.A.'s New Chief Urges Employees to Resist Pressure to End Max’s Grounding.  His video message acknowledged “a lot of pressure to return this aircraft to service” but told workers to “focus solely on safety.”

It's about time! The F.A.A. has a new chief in Stephen Dickson and he’s not wasting any time in establishing that this F.A.A. is no longer the “Boeing F.A.A. of the past. He just sent this message to his team making it clear that things have changed and all decisions going forward have to be based solely on safety with no consideration to the marketing, production and revenue ramp-up schedules of the manufacturers they regulate. Their only responsibility he stresses is to the flying public who count on the F.A.A. to protect their safe passage.


Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency Warn Of Untold Human Suffering

The law of life expressed in the common vernacular by the term, “What Goes A round Comes Around,” operates on many levels to define the human experience and as we are witnessing, the global state of being as well.
 
The saving grace is that behavior on the individual, the collective and even the global levels can be adjusted, even reversed, creating a new path forward. The question always, is will the adjustment happen.
 
Surely nothing could be more important to the entire human race than the recognition by 11,000 scientists noted in this HuffPost article of the dire position the earth has been placed in by the actions of humans and the denial of responsibility by them.
 
But as our children tell us with increasing urgency, it starts with us!

~ Rob


OK Boomer Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

We have talked about how the concept of, “What Goes Around Comes Around” plays out on multiple levels. For example, we all say those words about individuals we see going through something they brought on themselves through their choices. How its painfully obvious when we see it unfold in someone else’s life, but oh so difficult to see in ourselves.

The effects get magnified even further when it becomes a joint effort of collusion on the part of multiple people working together for some nasty purpose, a partnership for evil with the intelligence & cleverness of brains working together to multiply the spoils and avoid detection. In such cases the scheme may go on much longer than would otherwise be the case, for which Enron, or Volkswagen, or Wells Fargo would be prime examples, with the Catholic Church and Sackler Family vying for the “All-Time Evil Award!”.

But this story is about how ...


More Parents Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

And just when we thought we’d heard the last of the sad-sack parents caught cheating to get their kids into elite colleges…Nope! There’s more!  Another wave of them – three dozen more caught in USC’s “fine-tooth” investigation of their student body, their follow-up to the initial revelations. These are all people who have said the words “What Goes Around Comes Around” dozens if not hundreds of times in their lifetime…always about other people. Sound familiar? Yea, we all do it. The question is, why does it take something like this happening to drive it home that the same principles apply to all of us. It is why I wrote my book, very uncreatively named, “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” (see what I mean:) found on Amazon or www.WhatGoesLLC.com .

The question is, why does it take something like this happening to drive home that it is a law of life and applies to all of us. We hear it constantly, in many ways growing up. Every Grandmother has her version. Mine was, “You made your bed young man, now you’ll have to lie in it!” Another was, “Don’t touch that fire or you’ll get burned!” Then of course, “You WILL reap what you sow!” It took me years to figure out that meant planting seeds rather than fixing a tear in my shirt or pants :)

These folks are getting a good dose of it, completely self-inflicted. Writing my book, very un-creatively named, “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” is my contribution to trying help others avoid the need to go through what they’re now facing


Stunning messages from 2016 deepen Boeings MAX crisis

Yes, it is true that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” and the hardships that Boeing’s people and the Company itself are going through, are both totally self-inflicted and a great example of why having a thorough understanding of this Life-Principle is so important. What’s more conditions for BA et al are about to get worse as the extent of Boeing management’s lies and culpability come more sharply into focus. The “Breaking News” report below says it all.
 
However, to add some perspective, Volkswagen’s little excursion into deceit ended up costing the company several prison sentences plus $30Billion in fines. But as nasty as it was and as full of (#^>&%) that Volkswagen management was, nobody that we know of died. Likewise, in this case it would not be a surprise to see more onerous repercussions.
 
In the end, it is a matter of physics. Some intelligence in life observes what goes down and responds in equal measure! Is there any person on earth who actually knows? Someone who can explain what or who came up with and figured out how to deliver the appropriate payback, good or bad or in-between? Nope! But is it actually true? Yup!


Tentative deal reached with Purdue Pharma

The tragedy of a deal like the one being offered (i.e. Tentative deal reached with Purdue Pharma) by the Sacklers is that the family has long since transferred much of its interests to an entity named Rhodes Pharmaceuticals in Coventry, RI. Rhodes was set up in 2007 to sell generic opioids and provide a potential refuge for family interests. Rhodes in turn has made distributions to The Rosebay Medical Company and the Beacon Company owned by trusts set up for the Sackler. As Purdue has faded Rhodes has grown. Also that Forbes estimates the families fortune to exceed $13 billion.

Still you ask, "Why do some people who do bad things, seem to never get caught and punished like they deserve?”


The Boeing Big Conundrum as the Max 737 Crisis Unfolds

This is about the case of the Boeing big conundrum as the Max 737 crisis unfolds and why did two brand new jetliners crash, killing all passengers and crew?  It is an extremely disturbing situation, and unfortunately has the potential to be an American tragedy of unprecedented corporate corruption and malfeasance! Thankfully, the one thing we can be pretty sure of is that the truth WILL come out! In fact, as we speak:


Epilogue for the Jeffrey Epstein Fiasco

Oh Jeffrey, Jeffrey! Can you hear me crying out from wherever you are? I want to know! Did you read my “Game, Set & Match” blog post and let it upset you this much? Did you become distraught at the realization I pointed out that the Jig was up?
But its so, not nice of you to leave this entire mess to Ghislaine Maxwell to explain. Who else could and /or would?


Game Set and Match for Jeffrey Epstein

Much will be written about Jeffrey Epstein’s transgressions against young girls over the coming months, including where his wealth came from, how he escaped from prior charges in 2008, and more. However this note is not about any of those things. it is only about the following:


The Boeing 737 Max Crisis Is a Leadership Failure

That the article, The Boeing 737 Max Crisis Is a Leadership Failure, was written by two former members of the “watchdog," National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is significant. Their comments should bring scant comfort to CEO Dennis Muilenburg and even less to senior FAA officials, who in a “foxes guarding the henhouse“ scenario, seem to have largely abrogated their responsibility as watchdogs of our aviation safety.


Jeffrey Epstein Gets Schooled by Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can one be alive and breathing and not be appalled, shocked, angered, saddened, and concerned about what happens next that will hopefully assure this villain never again sets foot outside of prison walls?

We know now that the authorities had him in 2007. We also know that following a discreet breakfast meeting between Epstein’s attorney Jay Lefkowitz and then Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, also President Trump’s just departed Secretary of Labor,


EURO Regulators Take the Ball from the FAA in Accessing Boeing

Now that EURO Regulators have taken the Ball from the FAA in Accessing Boeing, the Boeing saga gets worse as EASA completes its broad  scale, independent assessment of Boeing’s 737 MAX family of jet airliners.


The Good People of the Greenwich House

I’ve been writing a lot about the evil perpetrations of this disastrous Pope and the astounding criminality he presides over and the Sackler family, villainous perpetrators of more deaths wreaked by the opioid crisis than all who died in the Vietnam War and the lying murderers of Boeing’s management, responsible for the 346 deaths of those aboard their two crashed flights.
And thankfully they don’t tell the whole story anyway, as there are also countless people like the author of the letter below, Roy Leavitt. He is the long-time Executive Director of Greenwich House, the West Village Community Center in NYC  that offers services for people in need throughout the community.


Catholic Church Spending Millions

The Catholic Church has been spending millions of Dollars to Stop legislation Helping Victims.  We know without question that "What Goes Around Comes Around.” There’s even  a new book out there explaining it all (Amazon) The very tricky part is getting arms around how some villains seem to get away with their evil doings for a long time or seemingly forever, before getting caught. When Emerson wrote about it a century ago in his "Essay on Compensation,” he said the outcome is in the seed (thought,word, action) when its planted and will be there when it blooms. He then added that it could take a long time, even many years for that bloom to appear. He might have embellished on what might happen when the perpetrator is not an individual, but rather an institutionalized effort of many in league.


Laws of Nature