I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
You know, you can only lead them from behind.
We must understand the seriousness of this situation. The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
I am prepared to die.
dare to ask probing, even dangerous, questions.
Such people are often nameless and humble, yet no less courageous. Whether carpenters of welders; retail clerks or bank managers; artists or lawyers, they dare to ask tough questions, and seek out the truth, even when the answers they find might not be easy to live with.
I’m also grateful for having social and human justice pioneers who lead through action, and by example, as opposed to directing or commanding other people to take action. Often, the achievements of such people transcend political, cultural, and generational boundaries. Unfortunately, such remarkable people often risk their reputations, their livelihood, and, all too often, even their lives.
Note from the Founder:
I am very excited to announce that The Julia Clark Organization was approved by the Media Cause Agency to be a part of their select group of non-profits that utilize their volunteer matching portal.
The Media Cause Agency and award-winning nonprofit digital agency.
This is pulled from Media Cause’s G+ page:
Media Cause is a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers digital marketing help to all non-profits and global NGOs, even those without a marketing budget. We delivery world-class Google Grants management and social media marketing to non-profits with money to invest in growing support for their organizations online.
In addition, we operate a volunteer matching platform in partnership with Sparked.com for organizations that don’t have the budget to pay for help. Together with our network of 1,000+ volunteer marketing experts we have helped 300+ non-profits for free resulting in more than 1.5 million new website visitors from Google Grants alone.
Our agency specializes in advanced Google Grants management as well as social media strategy, community management, ads and apps for clients including: Futures Without Violence, NRDC, Rainforest Alliance, Thorn (formerly Demi & Ashton Foundation), Cornell Lab of Ornithology and more.
I have been very impressed so far. Eric Facas , founder & CEO of Media Cause, did the leg work required for a good vetting. Not only did I have to show I was a real person, but also show that my Organization was legit and in it for the right reasons.
I feel assured that Media Cause is worthy of respect and a prestigious community.
– Julia Clark
About 8 weeks ago the founder, Julia Clark, found a very young puppy at the end of the driveway.
Introducing Greenbean! He found me before dawn a short while back! He was the first to leave his litter with his parents. For a couple of mornings, I heard what sounded like a puppy whining. I thought it must be some sort of bird at first. The third time I went decided to get a closer listen. It was just cresting dawn as I looked across the field. I could clearly tell it was a puppy’s cry. I tromped across the field to the roadside and am greeted by this little fellow.
You can read the epic tale here
About a year ago, The Organization moved into a 2000+ square foot offices-studio-homestead. The move and the campus has not been formally announced. But a few photos have been posted.
It is an old 1935 bootleggers home with wood floors throughout the building. Well, there is wood floors now the carpet was all ripped out.
With hardwood floors throughout, Julia had bought an industrial mop, but had not bought a bucket and wringer. Thus the quest for a mop bucket and wringer.
The quest lead Julia to Home Depot and finding out what a wonderful company Carlilse is.
From Home Depot online store, Julia selected what she thought was a brown Carlisle mop bucket and wringer. She was sorely disappointed when her order arrived and it was only the wringer.
She checked her order slip. The order slip only listed a wringer. She went back online and checked the online order. With close and careful review, it was clear that what she had ordered was only a wringer. Disappointment does not begin to describe the let down; Julia was crushed.
Julia had eagerly awaited to mop the 2000+ square foot building clean of puppy piddles with assistance of a professional grade mop bucket and wringer to match her industrial mop. A mop that was not easily wrung by hand. Moreover, the puppy was becoming more able-bodied by the day!
She contacted Home Depot’s customer service. They were not helpful at all. Firstly, they did not have a matching brown Carlisle bucket for the wringer. Secondly, the return process to exchange the Carlisle wringer for a complete mop bucket and wringer was going to be costly. Even when transferred to a supervisor the best he was going to be able to do was wave the restocking fee!
Julia decided she was just going to order a brown Carlisle bucket for her brown Carlisle wringer. There was not one to be had new or used anywhere on the web. Every place sold the brown mop bucket and wringer as one unit. And there simply where not any used brown Carlisle buckets to be found.
With that discovery, The Brown Carlisle Bucket had become a token.
This sparked an impromptu letter to the Carlisle Company.
Finding the correct person to write was a feat in itself. Julia made her best estimation and jotted off this letter:
Note sections are redacted for privacy.
Dear Keith Sisco and Amy Yore
I am the director of a very small not-for-profit NGO, foundation, company whatever you would like to call it. My whole life is spent toward curbing fraud and corruption. I have no kids or family to speak of My foundation is my life.
I had a terrible experience with Home Depot and your product. I would like to share this with you, if I may have a moment of your time.
I had $— to spend at Home Depot. This was not any $— I had received this was a gift card I had specifically selected so I could to buy a brown Carlisle mop bucket with a wringer for the office and studio.
I was very excited. I had diligently for a year detailed ——- and ———– for ——— Program of the University of Virginia and had a choice of gift cards to select from. I choose Home Depot because of the brown Carlisle mop bucket and wringer. Brown was a soft gentle color in contrast to my harsh work as a fraud examiner.
During that year I had moved into a very large 1935 homestead that is ———————– of Clean By —- that I converted into offices and studio. With hardwood floors throughout, I had bought an industrial mop, but had not bought a bucket and wringer. Thus my quest for my mop bucket and wringer.
Recently one of my neighbors dogs brought a puppy to my doorstep. I did not have a dog and was in a large place on my own, though a puppy was not in the budgets. I kept the puppy and name him Greenbean.
As puppies do they make puppy piddles. I was going to need to mop daily. My need for a mop and wringer became urgent!
I chose to use my $— gift card to buy a mop bucket and wringer. I set my heart on the Carlisle brown mop bucket and wringer. And selected the Home Depot gift card that let me purchase it.
Prior to ——————, I worked the high volume tourism and venue industry, I was very excited to have some industrial equipment for my new venue.
All of this came crushing down when I realized Home Depot had pulled a fast one on me.
And they blamed it on the Carlisle company.
The Home Depot Deception
Living so very remote, I am very accustom to shopping online.
I had selected the Home Depot card because of the Brown Carlisle mop bucket and wringer.
While shopping, I thought it would be nice to have a high-end Carlisle, but the organization would be fine with a lower end one. I was still very happy with the Carlisle selection, plus I had funds to select other items with the year-long earned gift card.
I received the product and it was absolutely not what I expected. I expected a mop bucket and wringer. I received only a wringer. I was very sorely disappointed.
This is the page I selected from
As you can see Home Depot shows it as a combo, but it is not a combo. The first photo shows a Carlisle wringer only, then the next is a Rubbermaid combo then the next is a what appears to be a Carlisle combo.
I ordered the third one. When it arrived it was only a wringer.
Though I truly wanted a brown mop bucket and wringer. I could not order the matching bucket from Home Depot. I could not find a brown Carlisle mob bucket anywhere on the web, not even a used one!
Before I hung up with the supervisor I implored to him to please bring this to the correct department attention. I do not believe he will.
This is a deceptive practice.
I am asking two things of you Mr. Sisco and Ms. Yore
Do you have a brown bucket?
Would you spank Home Depot for me?
Carlisle is too good of a company to be represented in such a questionable manner.
Julia did not get a response from the late Wednesday night letter. So on Friday she followed up with a phone call to the customer service number.
The first person she spoke with was Janice Murray. Julia was certain that a first line customer service representative would not be able to help in a satisfactory way. Janice Murray implored to Julia to just give her a chance. Reluctantly, Julia did give her a chance, though after experiencing Home Depot’s customer service, she had her doubts.
Julia read the letter to Janice and at 3:10 pm on Friday sent this letter to Janice:
Thank you for take the time to assist me on the quest for a brown bucket to match the brown Carlisle wringer. Our conversation was very reassuring.
After sending the letter to Ms. Murray, Julia closed shop and shut the phones down. It was time for a bit of R&R.
Still dispirited, Julia logged in Monday and read this email:
I have talked to my supervisor and we are going to send you out the bucket for all your inconvenience. I apologize you had such a horrible experience with home depot. You should see the bucket the end of next week
Amazingly, that had been sent at 4:03 pm on Friday, not only that but there were voice mails waiting even earlier than the letter. The response time was astonishing!
The customer service gets better the package arrived on Tuesday!
Julia quickly replied to the letter Ms. Murray had written, which had fallen to the back burner:
Thank you very much!
How very revitalizing The Julia Clark Organization’s experience with the Carlisle Company was to me personally.
I in no way expected the delivery of the brown Carlisle bucket to be so very quick.
After a very difficult long weekend of investigations the UPS truck pulls up to the office front door today. And lo and behold a brown Carlisle bucket. Or I should say The Elusive Brown Carlisle Bucket was delivered to the office!
I am very impressed at how very quickly the package arrived. The care and concern I experienced with the Carlisle company and specifically with your customer service moved me.
I must admit The Brown Carlisle Bucket has become a most warmly regarded award. It deserves a place of honor on my Love Me wall.
Janice called right away after receiving the Thank you email from Julia. Julia got Janice’s reassurance that the Home Depot platform would be corrected. They chatted for a while about how vendors can skim through shipping and other things Julia had noticed with the Home Depot experience.
It was a week before Julia could get to the floors of the office-studio-homestead like she wanted. When she finally opened the box much to her surprise was a full Carlisle wringer and mop bucket set.
It took another week to get the office-studio-homestead in order after the puppy perturbation.
Things are now in order. Home Depot has a brown Carlisle bucket for sale to match the brown Carlisle wringer. The puppy is very respectful of the clean floors. There has not been one puppy puddle accident since mopping with the Carlisle Brown Bucket and wringer. Coincidence? Maybe. But maybe, this Brown Carlisle Bucket has taken on mythic quality that can only be achieved around exceptional people and companies.
Carlisle is one of the best companies around. The ethics of the Carlisle company is above par.
Home Depot sucks. Avoid Home Depot if you can.
Dear Bradley Manning,
Thank you for your service, your honor, and your noble sacrifice.
I waited until after your sentencing to write express my gratitude to you
because I was superstitious.
I have been with you in prayer and meditations so very often.
I am very beholden to your moral principles.
Hindsight gives foresight and aspirations of things done differently.
I felt so very much pain when you expressed your regrets to the court.
Yet, you did such so with such honor.
When you gave your testament to the court hearing it in your own voice gave even more depth to your already profound words.
Thank you , Bradley Edward Manning
I am deeply indebted to you.
May the Angels brush our path, & only the best of Jinn be our friends. Ameen ~`~
With my honor,
The JC Organization
Edward Snowden’s good will message home leaked to the Internet.
On to week two of The Julia Clark Organization fund-raising! Last week we had a full size Knelling violin from Romania and an Oscar Schmidt Autoharp sold. One went over seas to Estonia & the other went west to an award-winning video acquisition platform Thank you for your support. And thanks for helping others support The JC Organization!
This week The JC Organization has a prototype signage from the Blaze Studios, a division of The JC Organization. As so often before, this was scraps and bound for the fire. A sharp-eyed local noted that is was way too cool to toss into a Friday night’s fire! It is an Open sign and is useful & a conversation piece.
The presenting next is a wreath from the WMU. It is a beautiful lovely smelling indoor or cover porch style wreath. Sure is an addition to any garden foyer or entry way.
The last presentation for this week is an amazing set of paintings from 1975 & 1983 painted by Priscilla Halely. A wonderful set that would look great in a guest bedroom or next to a breakfast nook. A piece of Americana that is rarely seen, much less so well-preserved. It is not known who Priscilla Halely is, but her beauty of life lives on in her paintings.
Next week, we will have vintage sewing patterns and Vogue Sewing magazines, along with other surprises! So stay with us during this fund-raising cycle!
Remember you can always give directly or show your support through a tee-shirt purchases designed by an anonymous supporter from Wikileaks.
Your funds go directly to the various campaigns supported by The Julia Clark Organization. Every dollar is important and is judiciously used.
Founder of The Julia Clark Organizations