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  • Reply to Jaco van Deventer

    As background, I received a note from someone that has been warring with members that belong to a group that I administer. I really had not paid attention to much of the back and forth between the parties, not wanting to get involved. Here is the note, that was posted to Facebook in three parts:

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    Here is my response:

    Dear Jaco,

    I have a blog on my webpage also.

    Wolfskin Central is a public group, and any “correspondence” between members is usually done right there, in public. Any correspondence done on private messaging is none of my business, so I do not have access to it, and I do not want to.

    I have no desire to participate in games and I do not react very well to being threatened. I have done nothing to you and you are taking this too far. You are acting like the big bully. Knock it off! I am not impressed. Explain yourself for this comment:

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    I took this screenshot from your blog:

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    It seems you are two-faced, taking great pleasure in dishing out threats and blackmailing others (read your notes to me above), while threatening to whine to “the authorities” if we do not play your game. How do you even have time for this?

    It is time to put the big boy pants on and act like a man. You are beginning to sound pathetic.

    I am not hiding and easy to find. If you plan a visit to Sacramento, let me know, I can suggest the best hotels and venues for your stay. If you show up at my door with a bunch of thugs to “get me…”


  • I Used to Like and Follow “We The People”

    What does voting mean to you? Do you research issues and candidates? Do you vote your conscience, or just see what others think and vote their way? Do you listen to the pundits who tell you how you should vote? How do you feel when you have diligently picked the candidate who would be the best, and then see others turn on your candidate with demeaning remarks and ridicule, calling your candidate a spoiler? Does it make you angry when you are told that a vote for your candidate equals a vote for the hated other side?
     
    Let me share with you one example of what I mean. This is regarding a Facebook page that I once admired… The page is called “We The People.”
     
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    I no longer trust or respect this page.

    They posted an article by Mother Jones, but it was their own commentary introducing the post that offended me.

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    I read it over and over again, hoping to find a silver lining, but there was none. I was angry and so I made a comment.

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    They did not handle my criticism well (I will admit to being angry), nor did they choose to give an intelligent, well-thought-out perspective. Instead they called me an idiot and banned me from commenting on the page at all. I would like to think that they were unsure how to handle me, but the truth is, this type of reactionary action and commentary seems to be the norm.

    Since then, they have escalated their attacks on my candidate and coined a new name for his followers. We are now Berniebots.

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    They have stooped well below the line of decency. They call themselves progressives and “Berniebots” are now cynics. Does the commentary with each of these posts show progressives in action? NO!


  • Dealing With Cancer XIV

    02/13/2016~ Day four of Jim’s 21 day rest period between Chemotherapy sessions.

    I have shared this picture before, but it is appropriate again and here is why:

    The cat in this picture is our beautiful fluffy Cornelius. He was so very special to both of us, but he passed suddenly in late September of 2015. He was only 11 years old…

    Jim talks about him often and wishes his cuddly big boy was here to help him heal…

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    Oh how I wish the same… Cornelius was special, he was a healer…


  • Nobody Cares…

    Someone asked me to check out a post on one of my stalker’s pages. It’s been about six months since I looked at any of the 30 or so pages created by my stalker, I was not even sure they existed anymore. When I went to the page to read the post I was directed to, I started laughing. There were the same comments, the nicknames she had given me, all the same diatribe… Boring…
     
    I scrolled down quickly to see that my stalker was still at it and had been for the six months I had been away. I saw no reason to come back and decided to let her continue to spit in the wind. How sad that this is her life. I did not bother to look at the other pages… I was sure they were very much the same.
     
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    I wonder what she expects to gain by continuing a battle with no one else participating…
     
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    The rest of us have moved on…
     
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  • What is a liberal?

    What is a true liberal? I do not know, but I am a liberal and this is how I see it.

     A true liberal does not need to be part of a political party! A true liberal will try not to judge either side, because a true liberal understands and respects the intrinsic differences of all people.

     A true liberal has certain core beliefs and they understand that these beliefs are their own and would never dream of imposing those beliefs on another.

     Being a true liberal is something that is deeply internal and requires respecting and trying to understand what others believe, and above all else, respecting their right to believe so.

     A true liberal is not driven by politics or religion, but by hope.

     A true liberal realizes that it is important to keep an open mind and open heart, knowing this is what leads to positive communication and growth.

     A true liberal loves our planet and all of its inhabitants, without exception, yet realize that this planet is just part of a universal design.

     I, as a true liberal, believe that it is not our conformity, but, our differences that make us strong, and our acceptance of those differences that make us stronger yet!!