Sexual Harassment: Weinstein, Spacey, et al and creepy stuff of Joe Biden **edited

I’ve kept silent about the Weinstein/Spacey/add a name here harassment claims because I smell something rotten.  These are rich powerful men who usually get away with harassment…so I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak, to see why this is coming out now.

There’s a reason, folks, because the Cabal is controlling the media now so if you are seeing something prominently displayed, it’s either punishment for not going along with the Cabal or it is to distract you from something terrible going on behind the scenes…

So today I click on yahoo news, and there is Joe Biden trying to yet again to make himself out to be some sort of proponent for women.  After the videos I have viewed recently on Anita Hill and Biden, he makes me sick.

The video below is a compilation of creepy moments with Joe Biden.  Pay close attention to where his hands are, how he continually puts his hands around the women’s waists.  NOTE TO BIDEN AND OTHERS: PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON A WOMAN’S WAIST IS AN INTIMATE GESTURE AND IS NOT WELCOME UNLESS YOU ARE HER MATE!!

Biden also continually strokes the women/girls hair and inappropriately kissing women on the cheek, as if they were family members.  He also continually admonishes the young girls, who aren’t even thinking about boys at this point, to not date until they are thirty!

So Biden clearly does not know boundaries and he sure the hell should not be consulted for rules regarding such.  He deliberately thwarted Anita Hill in order to curry favor with George H.W. Bush.  That alone should negate anything this man says.  It makes me angry that I believed in Biden when he advocated for the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act).  The joke is on me and other women who trusted a man who did not deserve it.

 

Here’s another one that just sends chills down the spine at the openly molesting of the little girls.   The young red haired girl is clearly uncomfortable with whatever Biden is saying to her (by the way, there are many videos asking WTH he was whispering in her ear — he was whispering so low that none of the microphones could pick it up).  This poor girl reminded me of me when I was young and creepy men used to do that sort of thing to me.  I reacted the same way as she did.  I very distinctly remember hiding behind my mother’s skirts when men would wink at me.  Even as a five year old, my instincts were telling me to get away from these men.  Unfortunately, we women are told to be nice and friendly and dismiss our instincts…to our own peril.

There’s also a video out of Jeff Sessions swatting Biden’s hands away from his granddaughter.  I don’t care for Sessions, but I admire his protecting his granddaughter from being molested.

So I don’t know about Roy Moore….it just feels wrong about what is happening to him.  I tend to believe women when they say they have been raped or molested, but my instincts are telling me that this woman is not telling the truth.  I could be wrong, but it just feels like he is being attackedRed flags on this are:  every single media outlet is on it –that is a huge flag to everyone when they are ALL saying the same thing since the media is controlled by the CABAL now.

**edited:  12.7.17 — the more I read of Roy Moore, the more I feel that he is no innocent victim.  So I amend this post by saying that I am not sure why he is a human ping-pong between conservative and liberal viewpoints, but I feel less sure about my initial concerns that he was being bullied.  As a matter of fact, it seems that with the addition of Matt Lauer (sp) and Al Franken, that it is now being used for goals other than to seek justice for women.  Matt Lauer was known to be a sexual predator.  They even joked about it at roasts, collectively humiliating Ann Curry by racist Asian women jokes.  #$%&!  So his firing had NOTHING to do with sexual harassment…and probably had everything to do with the fact that their ratings were going down and he was waaaay overpaid.

The second red flag is when I was flipping through the channels and landed on Faux news with the four women talking on Outnumbered.  Faux is trying so hard to make it look like they are giving women a voice, when these women are wearing skin tight dresses with the hemlines up to there, high heels, make-up, and clearly are sexualizing their positions. This flies in the face of respect and honor of women in a sacred way.

One was saying that she “would not want someone in Congress with these allegations against them…”  This sentence alone makes me think the allegations are false and they don’t want him in Congress because he is not going to go along with the rest of them.

As an American citizen, you are guaranteed the right to appear in court and face your accusers and be allowed to present your own evidence against the allegations.  It’s called justice.  Allegations are just that — somebody saying something against someone else.  Without the 6th Amendment, anyone could say anything against another without fear of being punished for lying about someone else.  It’s also in the Commandments:  Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.  How wise God is…

All of this brings up Anita Hill, who was horribly and relentlessly harassed by Clarence Thomas while employed by him.  She went through hell after coming forward with her testimony of the graphic nature of the harassment.  Incredibly, there are those who said that she changed everything.  No. No, she did not.  The viciousness that is still evident today if you read the comments under the youtubes with her testifying, was so awful that it made it even harder for women to come forward.  It gave a green light for men to not only go on harassing women, but not to fear punishment because women knew they would pay dearly if they breathed a word…so it was highly unlikely they would come forward.  But if they did, men had new means of discrediting her.  That alone is why I am so skeptical of Weinstein, et al, now being called out for their behavior.

Joe Biden was key to the outcome of the Senate hearing on Thomas.  A documentary about it was on youtube, and I have been trying the find it the past two days, with no luck.  In it, Biden behind the scenes persuades other Senators to vote in favor of Thomas’ confirmation, so he can curry favor with then President George H.W. Bush.  Biden throws Anita Hill under the bus…and we see by the above videos that Biden doesn’t know boundaries any better than Clarence Thomas.  It’s the wolf guarding the hen house…

Anita Hill’s opening statement when she protested Clarence Thomas’ appointment to the Supreme Court:

Abusive men don’t take NO for an answer.  Abusive men will continue to abuse a woman FOREVER when they fail to see women as sacred creations of God that deserve honor and respect.

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Banks suing the poor…workhouses coming next… ** edited

Well, this was sobering to read.  Just when you think banks can’t get any more greedy and low, they surprise you yet again.

Opened up the wounds again.  I miss my house every single day.  In every season, I could find happy moments on my property.  The plants coming alive in Spring.  The wonderful days of summer with my tiger lilies blooming, fresh food out of the tiny garden.  The color splash of Fall.  The beauty of newly fallen snow in the winter, blanketing trees and bushes.  Watching bunnies, hawks, cardinals, nuthatches, woodpeckers, black capped chickadees, tufted titmouses from the three sliding glass doors….

Yep. I miss it.

The stories in this report are not exaggerated, I can assure you.  Collectors are vicious and they quite frankly don’t care whether you can put food on the table, as long as you are paying them.  They will call you ten times a day. Every day.

After I lost my home through credit default swaps, I still had outstanding debt.  My wages had stagnated while my property taxes nearly doubled, my natural gas bill doubled, slowly squeezing me into living on credit.  Not good.  I take the blame for some of it, because I had not been taught how to handle money in my youth, and I wasn’t as frugal as I should have been.  It’s as if my parents, who grew up very poor during the Depression, were averse to anything that reminded them of being poor–being frugal was not in their mindset.

So….some hard lessons learned in the school of hardknocks.

The outstanding debts led me to be sued by a greedy collector.  When I read about this particular collector online, what I learned was unnerving.  They had a reputation for illegal practices such as harassing people and blindsiding them before they could work up a defense (the poor who cannot afford attorneys).

The judge hearing the case was in the town I grew up in.  In the anteroom, an attorney that was associated with my ex and his politically well-connected family, saw me and regarded me with a smirk on his face–as if he thought it were funny that I was in the predicament I was in.  I’ll always wonder what he said to the judge.

It should be noted that the judge belonged to the Catholic church I once belonged to with my ex.  You might recall I was bullied out of the church during and after my divorce.  It seemed to me that he wanted to punish me yet again for getting a divorce.

The judge noted that I was without legal counsel, and that was the last of any consideration.

During testimony, I asked the man from the collection agency how much he had paid for my debt…since it was known that this particular debt collection agency paid pennies on the dollar.

The judge shot out, “He would have no knowledge of that.”  Or something to that effect.  He answered for him and disallowed other questions.

At one point, the judge instructed the court stenographer to shut off the recording device while I testified and while I asked/answered questions of the debt collector.  At one point, after a big chunk of the court proceedings was “off the record” the court stenographer asked the judge about it, and he instructed her not to turn it back on.  (This stenographer also refused to give me information over the phone–saying I had to come down there in person.  I lived 40 minutes away and I could not afford the gas to get there.  When I asked her to justify her position, she hung up on me.)

It was clear that the judge was in favor of the debt collector, without regard to my circumstances.  At this point in time, I’m still pretty toxic, and brain function is not as rapid as it normally would have been.  I am unable to truly defend myself. Or pay for an attorney.  Not that I could find any willing to help.

Even though I was only making $100 a month as a substitute, with usually making $300 during the month of May (many substitutes used this as supplemental income, and would fly as soon as the weather turned nice), the judge ordered my wages garnished.

Unbelievable.

Truly a nightmare.

This was usury, but I had no recourse against it.

I had no money to even file bankruptcy.  A straight-jacket of a bind.

If it weren’t for my son paying to help me file bankruptcy, I would not have made it.  I would have given up hope.

**edited to add:  In my house, I had two nice Lazy Boy recliners that you could just sink into.  When I left my apartment, I gave them to my sister’s neighbor several years ago.  Now one of them is put out to trash–broken.  I see it every day with a pang of all the loss.  Yeah, not a good week by any means.  Hope you all are having better ones.

Well, this is not good…healthcare worker tests positive **edited

…for Ebola.  Note how they immediately blame the healthcare worker for “breach in protocol”…without confirming what happened.

With what has happened with this hospital from the get-go, I’m not too confident with their assessment.

They sent Duncan home when he had a 103 degree fever…because he didn’t have health insurance.

#%&*!

This is the problem with for-profit medicine….thank you, President Nixon…and with hospitals run by CEOs instead of doctors.  Yes, young ones, doctors used to be in charge of running hospitals, before medicine became profit-driven.  Doctors used to run hospitals as they should be run–with compassion and an understanding of health issues.

They shove poor patients out the door before they are truly well enough to be dismissed, and here is the prime example of why this practice should be illegal….and why medicine needs to go back to how it was before Nixon thought HMO’s would be a great idea.

**edited to add:  I also question their blaming the victim for not following protocol, because as is reported, she was taking her temps twice a day.  She was being vigilant…so why would she break protocol when she obviously was aware of the risk and was monitoring herself?

AFT making deals with Weingarten’s consent **edited

Mercedes Schneider has another great post up on the deals being made by Randi Weingarten.

I tried to reblog it, but i think with all the comments and permalinks in the box, it crashed.

Anyway, here is the comment I posted in the reblog:

I’ve had this blog up on my queue to read when I got a chance, and something can be said for patience and delay…sometimes the rewards are astounding…as the comments here.

When you start messing with knowledgeable teachers, you better bring your best game…cause you’re messing with the best.

From Allyson:
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Question: what makes you think you can have access to my children’s data without my consent? My kids’ school does not act for me in this capacity-no permission from me!
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From Dave:

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Hi Dan,
I’m an actual classroom teacher here working in the trenches. Nice to meet you. First, congrats on your business. I’m sure it is going to make you boatloads of money in the years to come, mainly from grants from the Gates Foundation among other. Rupert Murdoch will no doubt want to buy you out at some point, but that could be very profitable for you, too.

As a practicing teacher, I must say on behalf of those who feel as I do (and we are legion), that we have had quite enough of the promise of tech companies reforming education and making our lives and our teaching easier. You don’t. Mostly, we view you and your dime-a-dozen tech companies as leeches who are just hanging on to suck whatever profit you can out of our already stretched too thin school (and state) budgets. We’d really appreciate it if you put your considerable intellectual talents to better use, say, by joining NASA or helping find a cure for cancer. Honestly, we got this. We are going to teach the heck out of our kids every year, and we don’t need any further technology updates to do it.

You are right, however, and parents should realize this: an INCREDIBLE amount of precious learning time is flushed down the toilet because of computers, SMART Boards that don’t function correctly, software that freezes and hard drives that lock up, lost or missing passwords–the list goes on and on. Give me a black board, a piece of chalk, books and paper and I’ll turn ANYONE’s kid into a college-bound student. So will three million other educators … as long as you and other techies stay the heck out of our way. See, it’s our administration that’s the problem. They fall for the snake oil that you peddle, and they keep buying more (my district just sunk a 100 grand into a I-Ready, which now has my fifth graders matching letters to letter sounds like four year olds because of the score they got on the diagnostic. Crimony, what a mess! And now my students’ morale is low.

Just please, Dan, get out of the business and save teachers the headache, and the inevitable battle that we’re going to wage and win against you like we did against inBloom.
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And finally from Lloyd:
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Dan Carroll:

Pardon my language, … but it isn’t important if you do or don’t.

Before I went to college on the GI Bill, and then was a public school teacher for thirty years (1975-2005), I served in the U.S. Marines and fought in Vietnam. Before that, I was born to poverty with parents who both dropped out of high school at the age of 14. My dad actually spent time in jail as a teen for breaking and entering, and my older brother about 15 years in prison for a host of crimes.

Growing up in poverty and then ending up teaching children who lived in poverty taught me one thing. It isn’t the material that’s going to teach these kids. It’s the teacher, and a well trained teacher can teach without materiel from someone in the private sector offering material that will make that company a profit and/or pay the CEO a hefty annual salary.

In fact, the worst possible material was always the “crap” that was forced on teachers by administrators who had been convinced by someone working for a corporation that it would make a difference—and none of that junk ever did make a difference. I talk from experience.

So, cut the crap, Mr. Carroll. You aren’t doing teachers a favor by offering them “what you think” is access to materials that will help them do their job while possibly gathering cradle to grave informatory on children to sell to the highest corporate bidder or making a profit for some hi-tech company that sells tablets or laptops or software.

Will you deny that you plan to, or have an agenda, or have goals to gather information on children and sell it? If you answer is no, then please put that in writing and sign it with a promise that you will voluntarily go to prison for ten years or longer if you ever break that pledge. In addition, I want to pick the same prisons my brother served in. No white-collar criminal country club.

A dedicated teacher can teach without material, because they will create their own like I did in my early years in the classroom when there wasn’t enough textbooks to go around, And guess what, with teacher created material, many of the children I worked with soared and continued to do well year after year. And most of the material I used for thirty years was generated by me.In fact, most of the dedicated teachers I know seldom used the “crap” that came from people who thought they knew what teachers needed to do their job.

Why is it that teacher generated material works best? Easy answer: because the teacher who works with these at-risk kids usually knows what works best for their student population— that is, when the teacher can engage the students that often resist learning what’s taught.

Of course, I used the stories in the literature textbooks, but most of the support material in those textbooks wasn’t suitable for the students I worked with. To be frank, I didn’t like most of the “crappy” lesson in those textbooks that others felt would help me do a better job as a teacher.

This is where I want you to really pay attention. This is what teachers NEED most:

FIRST: A national early childhood education program—-that is part of the public schools and not run by a private sector corporation out to make a profit or pay some CEO a six figure, or higher, annual salary—-that’s available to every family and/or child as early as age 2 and specifically for children who live in poverty.

There’s a reason why the country needs a non-corporate, quality early childhood education program, and it is the fact that almost 24% of children in America grow up in poverty [more than any developed country]—-for that reason, teachers don’t need some “ignorant fool” [emphasis mine] to offer them material “that will help them do their job,” because material isn’t going to motivate a child who comes from a dysfunctional home or who is hungry or who lives in a community that’s ravaged by drugs and/or street gang violence similar to the schools where I taught for thirty years.

SECOND: New teachers starting out should be offered the best training possible and that’s a full time, paid, year-long residency with a master teacher in that master teacher’s classroom—this is the program that trained me as a teacher, and it made all the difference—and this program must include at least one full-year of follow up support after those young teachers have a classroom of their own.
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You can read Dan Carroll’s mindless comments at the blog.
I had experience with the *cough* smartboards where you really could not draw on them as you would a chalk board. Besides subjecting the kids to more electro-magnetics, it is a “shiny object” to entertain, with little value in educating children.

Like Dave in the comments,  says– give me chalk and chalkboard. The only electricity required is the electrical current running in the brain. 🙂

**edited to correct “Dave” from Dan. Meh. Must have been a “mercury” day.

Attorney for Garner in alleged rape

*Warning:  a little graphic.  May trigger.*

As I was reading this, I immediately felt pain for the woman making the rape charge.  Bu I have to question if Rubenstein is a target by the NYPD because of his being a thorn in their side.

It shouldn’t make any difference.  If he is guilty of this, then he needs to face up to what he has done and serve time.  Good Grief, if this is true…it’s just mindboggling that he could be such a defender of civil rights…and yet fail to see that having intercourse with a woman without her lucid, passionate “yes” is a violation of  her civil rights.  She cannot give lucid consent when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.  As an attorney, he would know this.Yes means Yes.You don’t have the “yes”?  Then you don’t shove your dick or any other object into her. Period.