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Julia Clark shared a link.


Pressure in the country and pressure in the city.


'"Both the government and private companies can censor stuff. But private companies are a little bit scarier. They have no constitution to answer to. They’re not elected. They have no constituents or voters. All of the protections we’ve built up to protect against government tyranny don’t exist for corporate tyranny.

Is the internet going to stay free? Are private companies going to censor [the] websites I visit, or charge more to visit certain websites? Is the government going to force us to not visit certain websites? And when I visit these websites, are they going to constrain what I can say, to only let me say certain types of things, or steer me to certain types of pages? All of those are battles that we’ve won so far, and we’ve been very lucky to win them. But we could quite easily lose, so we need to stay vigilant."
~ @[143365682345261:274:Aaron Swartz]

Died three years ago today. 
A fine clear mind extinguished. 
Greatly admired, greatly missed.'
“Both the government and private companies can censor stuff. But private companies are a little bit scarier. They have no constitution to answer to. They’re not elected. They have no constituents or voters. All of the protections we’ve built up to protect against government tyranny don’t exist for corporate tyranny.

Is the internet going to stay free? Are private companies going to censor [the] websites I visit, or charge more to visit certain websites? Is the government going to force us to not visit certain websites? And when I visit these websites, are they going to constrain what I can say, to only let me say certain types of things, or steer me to certain types of pages? All of those are battles that we’ve won so far, and we’ve been very lucky to win them. But we could quite easily lose, so we need to stay vigilant.”
~ Aaron Swartz

Died three years ago today.
A fine clear mind extinguished.
Greatly admired, greatly missed.


That article is not fully truthful the grant is for “The recipient must be a collaborative, State, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities, “


Mary Broadhurst Well, I suppose that the Occupy has never had any one lie, not have their own agenda. This is a first. Oh my!


Well, Stock Markets are little more than legalized gambling. I believe in a localized economy There really are not that many larger projects that benefit the larger population. I have been in and around construction from building oil rigs to bridges (vast ones) to 65 ft deep containment walls, and Intrastate roads and byways, excluding the oil rigs, which was Halliburton, most of that was what I would classify as local men and women.
I think that the military and the CCC would be be better used toward the interstate projects. I am very conservative. I think the WWII immigration into the city need to be reversed. People need food, shelter, wholesome care and not much more, entertainment, arts, and dare I say even education all come natural when people are living in a wholesome way.
And I disagree that health care for children does not benefit society.
I don’t know how much I would believe anything DonDon says, personally from first hand knowledge. Again he is a great party guy, but I do not know if I would trust him with long term sobriety. What’s gonna happen when he needs a toot in the Presidential Bubble? Who will be there to exploit that unshareable secret?


Julia Clark commented on her own photo.
Julia Clark's photo.
Very good question. According to Mr. Bowie, a blackstar is not a gangster, not a filmstar, not a popstar, not a marvel star, not a flam star, not a white star, not a pornstar, and not a wandering star..


I am very glad you looked that new term up. I hope you also read it. Mr Snowden sacrificed a lot to get that information to you. I did not however call you a covert agent. I did write that you were attempting a jTRIG.


The exploitations, fraud, and corruption by the the media industry needs whistleblowers. Not only are much of thee audience exploited to one degree or another many of the artist find themselves trapped in a very difficult to escape contorted security bubble.


Mary Broadhurst Hate it for you, but I will always have expectations of you, and of course others. Actually, because of the inorganic and the factory farm media source of the news it causes suspicion on the story. I am not even sure how it relates to the BLM burning and shredding files.
Other than you are attempting a jTRIG.


Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Big Shout-Out to First Nations at Golden Globes



Wanting and being able to do, is two different things.I could over look DonDon’s unsomber and unsober rant’s, but like Bernie he has put forth no plan on how he will address the Presidential Bubble. Without a plan of action the Corporate State will do him like a babe on the dark web.


BTW, I just made up that party. And I call dibs in the best Trump fashion to being it’s founder. tongue emoticon


I do what is right because it is right, not because it is a social construct.


if I GOT to wear a party banner. I am of the American Party


And Don Ferguson , it is not about third party. There should be No Parties of significance.


I don’t dislike Trump. But he is a bunch of Ballyhoo. I highly recomend, if you every get a chance to party with him, DonDon, do so. Jump at it. You’ll have a time you won’t forget. However as Pres…..even if I was looking to disrupt the system, I would not hack him into the Pres.


Don Ferguson John Adams said:

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

George Washington agreed, saying in his farewell presidential speech:

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty

Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.


But He (DonDon) is also very good at subterfuge too as I was noting last night while doing my resume from my files.. When I was part of the team that repossessed his motor yacht ….. hold for data Mr. Don Ferguson


And Jeremy Willis Trump is very easily gaslighted. And that should be the main concern. I highly recommend reading that article I wrote.


Today marks three years since Aaron Swartz was driven to death by the US government on 11 January 2013 at age 26.




Discourse Log




Julia Clark commented on Kriz Partridge‘s post.
I agree with Andy Conn . She is a bad person because of she chose to exploit hate as a means of income. Not because she is a transsexual. One would have to wonder how much of her hate is in reality psychological trauma derived from fear that relates to the social treatment often experienced by transsexuals. (not that that makes it OK)


Julia Clark shared a link.
An Oregon state legislator arrived here Saturday with a handful out-of-state elected officials in tow and met with the protesters, a Las Vegas Representative attended the meeting by phone.
And the Bundy’s might have went to church today. < really that was included in the article.


'Senator Merkley spoke tonight at SWOCC and answered questions on a range of topics including TPP, homelessness, the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, access to public lands, college affordability, carbon credits, and other topics. He said this was his 260th town hall. Here, he recognized the Trash Dogs for their service to Curry County and gave them a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.'
Senator Merkley spoke tonight at SWOCC and answered questions on a range of topics including TPP, homelessness, the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, access to public lands, college affordability, carbon credits, and other topics. He said this was his 260th town hall. Here, he recognized the Trash Dogs for their service to Curry County and gave them a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.


I am analyzing it in detail and other than being still in the belief that it is a republican / democrat thing are informative, well-versed and polite. I wish they would speak more on the corporate coup d’etat of the US government and assets including mil , but really it is well enough. It takes a minute or two to fully wake up.


My apologies, I do not recall you. However, as a discourse analyst I find your choice of words a weak attempt at jTRIG .


Julia Clark replied to her own comment.
Don Ferguson If you still think it is a republican / democrat thing, you are dreaming. Wake up!


Julia Clark commented on Jason Spence‘s post.
Looking for robust place to post, somewhere you can give testament and hear testament in a responsible working way? Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/OccupyArmy/


Billions in Change

Who is behind Billions in Change?

Manoj Bhargava, creator of 5-hour Energy, founded Billions in Change as a way to positively impact humanity.

What does Billions in Change do?

The goal of Billions in Change is to have a direct impact on the fundamental needs of the world. It is finding, developing and distributing inventions to bring immediate relief in three basic areas – water, energy and health.



Julia Clark shared a link.



Storm is Coming's photo.
An entire city poisoned, deliberately. The unspeakable truth of this matter should frighten every American. The unelected governor’s indifference to this catastrophe is telling. He is so out of touch with the citizens he would willfully poison them without regret. This is a national issue. We cannot survive if the establishment has such contempt for us. If this issue is not investigated and prison time for the perps, beware how much worse life will be.

WTF! …now I have to worry about being poisoned and nobody to declare an emergency??

‪#‎apologiesnotacceptednotaccepted‬ ‪#‎ourstrugglesuniteus‬ ‪#‎socalflint‬


Julia Clark updated her status.
Like Bundy Ranch or not. They went in with pens a rolling! The accountants have landed!

PS I >strongly dislike< the fact they used Yahoo for that press conference.
Nearly, nulls and voids them considering. I have gentleness of heart though. I am giving benefit of the doubt, of either gaslighted, necessity, or just don’t know it’s history. I am banking necessity. Who else is going to cover the Oregon Occupation, Google ? Factory Farmed Media? Maybe, Yahoo ‘s backdoors are different now, but I doubt it.
PSS. Thank you


Julia Clark shared a link.
“BREAKING NEWS AND UPDATE OREGON! Report of Fed’s Burning and shredding files all day at the burns BLM Office.


Julia Clark shared her post.
Internet sources to continue reading:
http://www.psblab.org/ <– Paul S. Brookes’ personal blog
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_misconduct <– explanation
http://www.nytimes.com/…/rise-in-scientific-journal-retract… <– news/coverstory
http://daily.jstor.org/research-fraud-science-goes-bad/ <– news/coverstory
http://retractionwatch.com/ <– looking for the why’s behind retractions
http://www.the-scientist.com/… <– lists Via Timoo van Esch



Top Mandela Quotes – Selections From JCO

  • 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.

  • When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
  • We chose to defy the law. We first broke the law in a way which avoided any recourse to violence; when this form was legislated against, and then the Government resorted to a show of force to crush opposition to its policies, only then did we decide to answer violence with violence.

Nelson Mandela reflection of time

The Gallant Whistle Blower

A sincere thank you from The Julia Clark Organization to the citizen who saw the evil in the savagery Teodoro “El Teo” Garcia Simental and acted accordingly.

It is a valuable step toward shunning the culture of corruption.

Your noble act honored your country, honored the Americas, and honored humanity globally.

 – The Julia Clark Organization




“No one wants to be cheated of a dime bag and no one wants to be shorted on a blow job.” This statement is standard in the conversations addressing corruption within the recreational drug trade.

Festivities that come from this trade should be safe and fun. Those who host such parties and the industry that supplies material for such parties should treat their clients with respect.

No one wants to be killed, raped, or maimed when partying. A main part of hosting such parties is to be a good host. Allowing harm to the party goers cheats the client out of a fun and wholesome time and should play no part in the equation. Those that partake of corruption, including lying, cheating, and stealing, need to be shunned from the festivities.

The Julia Clark Organization lobbies, promotes, requests, urges, and asks for assistance in shunning corruption.

Join us today.


Statement Concerning The Recent Hijacking of JuliaClark.org

Recently JuliaClark.org took a hit.


It ended up being more of a great inconvenience than a significant hit, but it could have been much worse. The hit was over a year in the making, but some back story is in order first.


JuliaClark.org , the domain began at Yahoo.com small business department in March 2, 2009. We were already in hostile waters from the beginning.


A noteworthy side note, when Julia Clark began researching purchasing a domain she looked into Julia.com & org. Both of those were squatted with only advertisements as placeholders. Then she checked into JuliaClark.com. JuliaClark.com was taken by a non-existent pig farmer that did not respond to contact until after the .org was underway.


Prior to the creation of JuliaClark.org, the founder Julia Clark was maintaining a blog in the popular Yahoo.360 blogs at Yahoo.com. She was given an award & privileges from Yahoo as a Power User ID. At that blog, through Yahoo Instant Messenger, & across cyberspace she would campaign against corruption by writing, giving small seminars, lobbying, & personal pleas to any person that would listen.

Nuhu Ribadu is one of the many people the Julia Clark Foundation has encouraged and advised.

Nuhu Ribadu is one of the many people the Julia Clark Foundation has encouraged and advised.


The hostilities became so bad that the founder Julia Clark had to withdraw from 360.Yahoo, IM, & many other Internet activities. Julia took refuge at a journal site called Naseeb, RothArmy.com, & other online locations. They all were bombarded & associations attacked.


Within a year of creating JuliaClark.org, Julia began to realize that there was major security flaws within Yahoo.com She began documenting her observations.


One of the places used for documentation was Flickr.com. Julia maintained a large data base of screen shots, informational graphs, & labeled photos, and much of her visual data, both artistic and investigative. At one point her Flickr.com account was reported & suspended. The only way the information could have been seen, much less reported was by someone with a backdoor to Flickr Pro Accounts. It was retrieved and reinstated, but by this time it was clear there were back-doors somewhere in Yahoo at an extraordinary level.


Julia attempted to address the security concerns with Yahoo Security. Yahoo Security’s hands were tied.


Some of the security issues were commonly known & clearly observable, even by a casual observer. Such as date changes to years ago in the Yahoo News comment sections. Or profiles created in the 1960’s. Julia & Yahoo’s security teams made diligent attempts at addressing the most blatant security breaches, but the issues were not manageable. It was like putting a band-aid on a gut wound.


After the Sony security breaches, it became clear that similar holes were not going to be addressed in Yahoo’s infrastructure.


On March 2012, the domain JuliaClark.org was moved to its present hosting site, Ipage.com. Once moved away from Yahoo.com Julia began a public campaign to inform people about the security issues across Yahoo.com & its products.


The anomalies that led to JuliaClark.org being hijacked for a short while appeared soon after the move to Ipage.com. They were unusual, but did not raise any concern because it would have taken a person with free rein across Yahoo to have exploited it.


JuliaClark.org is no longer hijacked & the question of domain ownership is just another fallen arrow of an attempted blockade against The JC Organization.


Had it not been for the outstanding, dedicated, & honest team at Ipage; had it not been for outstanding,  dedicated, & in-the-know supporters at Yahoo Small Business; had it not been for a ten (10) page complaint to ICANN; had it not been for ICANN & the registrants, Melbornit.com,au, saying, “Yahoo, What are you doing? Yahoo? Yahoo, stahp!”; had it not been for some seriously silly & seriously serious Anons … the outcome would have been different.


If you take a peek at the Whois of JuliaClark.com you’ll see that it was picked up on January 2012 & updated on March 2013, if you follow the Whois you’ll see that JuliaClark.com is held by NovaCorp.com. Google NovaCorp.com. & be enlightened.


Thank you everyone for your unwavering support.

-The Julia Clark Organization









Who Can File a Report to ICANN

Any person that owns a domain with a complain

When to file a report with ICANN

Why File a Report with ICANN

How to file a report with ICANN

What To Expect After Filing a Report to ICANN


Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones’s Manifesto # 2 Will Not Be Redacted

I will not be taking down Joe Jones Manifesto.

Just remember that God is a forgiving God. In conclusion I say to people who knew none of this about me that one day I will have to reflect on when was the time to speak. When I see the potential for innocent lives to be lost…The time is Now!…JJ”

Indeed his family may want the manifesto swept under the rug. They may wish that their beloved had no tarnished memories from his life, but indeed he does. They may have huddled around him, saying to him; Don’t get involved. It is other people’s business. Keep your head down. Don’t make waves. We are so sorry this happened to you. Just forget about it, it will all be better. They my be saying those things and other well intended comforters that way too many families said during past social upheavals.

However, they are wrong in action. Sometimes it is difficult to make and stand by right choices.

Dorner’s LAPD firing case hinged on credibility. Joe Jones emotional online manifesto corroborates that LAPD has a culture of corruption. A culture of corruption so perverse that it leaves PTSD scars on souls.

It is time that the good men and women of LAPD claim their agency. It is time for the good men and woman of LAPD Occupy themselves. It is not a matter of taking back the LAPD from a culture of corruption, but over-taking the culture of corruption in LAPD. It is time for the good men and women of LAPD to form their own Occupations. To stand up, speak out, and expose the corrupt to broad daylight. Even if the corruption has touched you. The only way to clean it off of you is to expose it.


Julia Clark

Second LAPD Officer Comes Forward With A Manifesto. Fears Dying But Speaks Out

This current situation with Former LAPD Officer, Christopher Dorner has opened a lot of questions and left a lot to be answered for, but it has also, in a backhanded way, inspired others that have gone thru the same hell with the LAPD to step forward, after many years and speak.  Speak on the corruption, the slander, the mistreatment and the hell they were subjected to while being involved with the LAPD.


The following is a post from a Facebook Friend, Joe Jones.  It makes you sit and think.  It also makes you understand that what you see and hear from the LAPD and their affiliates cannot and is not all that they are putting it up to be.  Take a read:

“My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO… I know most of you who personally who me are in disbelief of the partial story I will tell today. A story that has been suppressed for about 18 years, But lives strong everyday of my life. I without hesitation would like to send my condolences to the Victims who were lost and their families during this tragic situation. I would also like to send my condolences and well wishes to the many former and current Officers, as well as …Citizen’s and their families who lost the lives and souls of loved one’s to the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality. Unlike Former Officer Dorner, I fear dying; But I also fear living in a society where Innocent people are dying for no reason. A society where pain so great can be afflicted to people who have to desire to live right and treat people right and then be punished for doing right. They say we all look alike. In very few cases this of course is true. But in most cases it is not. I feel a resemblance to Dorner, (See Photos) However several people who have no resemblance to Dorner have been shot due to the fear of what is taking place. I DO NOT WANT TO BE SHOT FOR CRIMES I DID NOT COMMIT!. Neither does anyone else. To preface my story I will say this: Just like former Officer Christopher Dorner I used to smile a lot. I loved everyone. I was voted Friendliest Senior of my Sr. Class in High School. I always believed in the system and never got into any trouble. I loved hard and gave to all I could. After Joining the LAPD in 1989 I quickly found out that the world and society had major flaws. I had flaws as well for ever believing that our system of government was obligated to do the right thing. his is what I believed as a young Officer. Without going into major detail, I need you to first assume that I would not surface 16 years later with lies about a situation that has me with PTSD to this very day. The pain forces me to speak as I have yet to shake the Ill’s of my experience as an LAPD Officer. Of course I have moved on physically. But mentally and emotionally I still live with flaws. I can’t go into re-living the emotions of what I went through so I will say this. I had my home viciously attacked by a gunman with my family and myself inside the house. No arrests were made and my family and I Received very little support. I had my Civil Rights violated on several occasions. I was falsely arrested at gunpoint by the Sheriffs as an Officer who ID’d himself and was conspired against by both LAPD and the Sheriffs when my Civil case went to Trial. I was falsely accused on more than one occasion and simply placed in a position that the trust was so compromised that I could no longer wear the Uniform. Also know there were many more episodes. All of these issues are well documented and I present them not to be a Whistle blower, However to hope that one would not assume that all of what is being said is Lies as presented by Dorner. I don’t know him, But I know me. I will say from my experience, If a person knows they were wrong it is easier to move on without anger. Seems that Dorner obviously could not move on… Could I just be content and move on with my life and not say anything? Yes…Then I would feel that I for once had my chance to speak on something that hurts me to this day and I did nothing to arouse thought or provoke reform. This is what I hope comes from this whole situation: 1. Families that lost someone to this tragedy find the peace that only God can give at this terrible time. 2. Citizens of Los Angeles be mindful of this fearful time to be an Officer and comply vigorously so that you are not the victim of an Officer on high alert. 3. Government and Politicians please be diligent in the responsibility of creating Laws that protect those who could be the victim of a conspiracy. Never allow the door to be shut on the Truth. 4. Honest and Fair LAPD & All Agencies: Keep doing what you are doing to protect citizens and be safe while you are doing so. We need you and I would hope that you do not allow the Bureaucratic drama and Stress to kill your morale as I know it can. 5. Unethical LAPD & all Agencies: Whatever is was that lead you down this path, Pray to somebody’s God to forgive you and begin to remove unethical methods to your policing style. Always think what if it were you, How would you feel?..How would you like if you were falsely accused and your life, lively-hood and career was taken from you? How would you like if someone was beating on you just because they felt they could get away with it? You are no better the criminals you took and oath to arrest when you do what you do! 6. Chistopher Dorner. The 1st thing I would say to him is, I feel your pains!…But you are going about this the wrong way. To take innocent lives could never be the answer to anything. I say this as a Man who experienced the same pain, betrayal, anger, suffering, litigation and agony that you did in many ways, Only I didn’t get Fired. I just choose to go a different route. My heart still suffered that same shock, I was still left to try and put the pieces back together. The disbelief that people could conspire and cause you to loose something you loved so dearly was still there. I lost my Career, I lost my Family, I lost my Dignity, I lost my Trust…But I am here now to hopefully one day see change…Bro, Don’t kill anymore Innocent people. Your point has been made. Clearly. They know you mean business, The whole world knows. Refrain from any further wrong doing and do what you must to salvage your Soul. Whatever that means to you. Just remember that God is a forgiving God. In conclusion I say to people who knew none of this about me that one day I will have to reflect on when was the time to speak. When I see the potential for innocent lives to be lost…The time is Now!…JJ”


Joe Jones was a fromer LAPD officer and he felt the need to come out and speak on his experience from that time.  Do not let us loose anymore innocent lives but also do not let us loose any more innocent lives due to the unabated practices of the LAPD.  We as the public and as a people need to question all of this.  Much respect to Chief Charlie Beck for re-opening the file on Dorner but when you have a Mayor like Villarigosa that has already set the outcome of this investigation, we still will never see the real story behind this.
The public are targets because we stay the victims.  The time to stand up is now.  Question the officials, question the policies and question yourself!  Are you happy with your answers.

Conservatism, Racism, and Corruption?

John Celock wrote an article at the Huffington Post about Jason Rapert recent racial remarks at  Tea Party rally. You can read it here.

It is racism, not Conservative. In addition, he is soliciting attention through inappropriate tactics and provocation Also, it is myopic.

He states that the quotation is out of context and his friend is the one who clarifies his statement, not himself. This is classic “not taking ownership of a statement” in discourse analysis, usually a red-flag that the subject or subjects are not being truthful.

In his rebuttal tweet he throws in a straw-man argument, by deflecting to a bill that has nothing to do with racial points. His friend is the one who steps forward and adds the “pro-choice, gun control liberals” statement. Again this shows not wanting to own a statement.

There are more points, but this is enough to show that he was at the very least using a double entendre.

In the speech, he continues exhibiting deceptive behavior patterns by stating that Pres Obama did not attend the National Prayer Breakfast, which is not true. Pres. Obama has indeed attended said breakfast in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

That statement is clearly inappropriate and provocative.

In his speech he goes from highlighting a Muslim celebration in connection to Pres Obama, to a dishonest statement separating Pres Obama from a Christian subjected event, the National Prayer Breakfast.

Noting that the National Prayer Breakfast hosting is by a Christian organization and inclusive of all faiths, thus his statement also tarnishes the National Prayer Breakfast and misrepresenting the National Prayer Breakfast event.

Rapert continues the theme of segregation and not conservationism by banking on the lie he stated a few moments before that Obama did not attend the National Prayer Breakfast, yet hosted a Muslim holiday dinner and thus implying that doing such was aligning with Muslims.

And continues to segregate by saying “You don’t represent the country that I grew up with”, connoting that Muslims have no place in the American fabric.
Then incredulously says, And your values is not going to save us. We’re going to take this country back for the Lord. “, as if there are no Muslims who are for limiting the abortion procedure, which is simply false.

Rupert is exhibiting an extremist views and behavior patterns that hurts his party, harms conservatives, alienates Christians, and segregated values. And being obviously corrupt all the while.

The Power of Negative Thinking

A very interesting article and very true.

Executive Summary:

sometimes the best way to address an uncertain future is to focus not on the best-case scenario but on the worst.

Seneca the Stoic was a radical on this matter. If you feared losing your wealth, he once advised, “set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: ‘Is this the condition that I feared?’ “

To overcome a fear of embarrassment, Ellis told me, he advised his clients to travel on the New York subway, speaking the names of stations out loud as they passed. I’m an easily embarrassed person, so in the interest of journalistic research, I took his advice, on the Central Line of the London Underground. It was agonizing. But my overblown fears were cut down to size: I wasn’t verbally harangued or physically attacked. A few people looked at me strangely.

Just thinking in sober detail about worst-case scenarios—a technique the Stoics called “the premeditation of evils”—can help to sap the future of its anxiety-producing power. 

Positive thinking, by contrast, is the effort to convince yourself that things will turn out fine, which can reinforce the belief that it would be absolutely terrible if they didn’t.

the “cult of positivity” is the importance of setting big, audacious goals for an organization, while employees are encouraged (or compelled) to set goals that are “SMART”—”Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.”

rigid goals may encourage employees to cut ethical corners.

those given a specific target to reach lied far more frequently than those instructed merely to “do your best.”

Goals may even lead to underachievement.

they finish work as soon as they reach their mental target for what constitute a good day’s earnings.

Focusing on one goal at the expense of all other factors also can distort a corporate mission or an individual life,

Behind our fixation on goals, Prof. Kayes’s work suggests, is a deep unease with feelings of uncertainty.

suggests that learning to accommodate feelings of uncertainty is not just the key to a more balanced life but often leads to prosperity as well.

45 successful entrepreneurs, all of whom had taken at least one business public. Almost none embraced the idea of writing comprehensive business plans or conducting extensive market research.

“effectuation.” Rather than choosing a goal and then making a plan to achieve it, they took stock of the means and materials at their disposal, then imagined the possible ends. Effectuation also includes what she calls the “affordable loss principle.” Instead of focusing on the possibility of spectacular rewards from a venture, ask how great the loss would be if it failed. If the potential loss seems tolerable, take the next step.

The ultimate value of the “negative path” may not be its role in facilitating upbeat emotions or even success. It is simply realism. The future really is uncertain, after all, and things really do go wrong as well as right. We are too often motivated by a craving to put an end to the inevitable surprises in our lives.

Might we benefit from contemplating mortality more regularly than we do?
There are some facts that even the most powerful positive thinking can’t alter.