Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive. - Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
It constantly amazes me of the people that think they can tell lies, distortions, lies by omission, etc. and not get caught. I guess it is the mark of a true psychopath to believe they are smarter than others. I personally mark in my memory, maybe for dozens of years, things that don't sound right. Then I keep my eye out for years for validation of my suspicions. I wonder if the psychopaths realize that many people do what I do? I wonder if they know that some things can be remembered for 40-50-even 90 years. My guess is: Probably not. What fools they must be.
Some proverbs along the same line.
“Give a man enough rope and he'll hang himself.”
“You made your bed, now lie in it”
“Bad news travels fast”
And you know what? They are really angry and upset when it hits the fan, the bed has bugs and rocks, and everyone knows. Imagine that. lol
I posted several post along this subject line. Please read the oldest posts first.
There would be no big ones if there were no little ones. Right?
SO, everything is relative, right?
It applies to almost everything: talent, looks, smarts, unameit. ... Now,if you have no talent, looks, smarts, or whatever, there is nothing wrong with you. You are just hanging out with too good of a crowd.. Solution: Downsize. Make new friends in "low places".
NOW, do you understand why I am on MM? SO, If I send you a friend invitation, please understand. This post is just a little heads up.
Let me try to use a analogy to help everyone see the problem facing many countries in the world today.
Let's say that a million citizens or immigrates of our country have baby rattlesnakes. Lets call them baby citizen rattlesnakes, for lack of a better word. About six per family, on average. Sometimes there are four times as many, say 25 baby rattlesnakes per family, because of multiple wives.
Lets say most of the rattlesnake children are taught to be good rattlesnakes by their parents. Most of the rattlesnake children turn out just fine.
BUT, unfortunately, there is a book running around that can be interpreted differently, by parents and children alike. The parents have the book and often study it. Then, some of the children run across someone who uses a horrible and evil interpretation of the "book". It may even be their parent. If they have a "bad parent", we may have 25 bad baby rattlesnakes from one family.
The little rattlesnakes grow up to be big bad rattlesnakes, with a evil interpretation of what they are suppose to be and do.
The newly minted evil rattlesnake are now taught to kill, in the name of the "book". Then they are given funds and turned loose on their neighborhood, or their country of origin, or the world. They are mad, full of hate, venom, and actually quite sick in the head.
Now we know that in the case of all animals or humans there will be some "bad" ones, some who have no regard for the life of their own species. We know that many want power so bad that they will do anything to anyone to gain it.. We call these psychopaths if they are human.
But what happens if there is a "book" that teaches millions more to become "bad". What if there are thousands of teachers of the "book"? What if there are thousands of teachers teaching how to be a killing psychopath?
Do you see the the problem? What do you think is the solution?
The story doesn't end there. It turns out that there are many different kinds of big bad snakes. Some are even cottonmouths, the meanest snake of all. They all hate each other. In fact, they hate anyone who doesn't interpret the "book" as they interpret it. The kill like mad dogs, and plan on going to heaven because of their killing.
Now what do you think is the solution? Should we welcome them, make them well fed and protected "citizens" so they can breed some more? Remember, only a few will be "big bad rattlesnakes"
FEEL FREE TO DISTRIBUTE THIS STORY TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. IT IS FOR PUBLIC USE.
search for the title of this blog for the full text here is a little info.
A panel of national security experts who worked under Republican and Democratic presidents is urging the Obama administration to abandon its stance that Islam is not linked to terrorism, arguing that radical Muslims are using Islamic law to subvert the United States.
In a report set for release today, the panel states that "it is vital to the national security of the United States, and to Western civilization at large, that we do what we can to empower Islam's authentic moderates and reformers."
The study group, sponsored by the conservative-oriented Center for Security Policy, says in its report that proponents of advancing Islamic law mark the "crucial fault line" in Islam's internal divisions separating truly moderate Muslims, like the late Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, from the large portion of the world's 1 billion Muslims who advocate imposing what they call Shariah law throughout the world.
Mr. Wahid, who died in December, is a widely respected Muslim visionary who promoted pluralism in Indonesia, which has the world's largest population of Muslims.
According to the report, proponents of Shariah are "Muslim supremacists" waging "civilization jihad" along with the Islamist terrorists engaged in violent jihad, like al Qaeda.
The 19-member study group was led by retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Harry E. Soyster, Defense Intelligence Agency director from 1988 to 1991.
Included in the team of former defense, law enforcement and intelligence officials were Clinton administration CIA Director R. James Woolsey and Andrew C. McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney in New York, a career counterterrorism prosecutor during the Clinton administration.
Frank Gaffney, director of the Center for Security Policy, said the Obama administration's policy is based on an incorrect assumption. The Team B report seeks to expose flaws in anti-terror programs, including the policy of not referring to al Qaeda and similar groups as "Islamist" to avoid offending Muslims, he said.
"What if it turns out that some of the people the Obama administration has been embracing are actually promoting the same totalitarian ideology and seditious agenda as al Qaeda, only they're doing it from White House Iftar dinners?" said Mr. Gaffney, referring to the daily meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast during Ramadan.
The group of experts was modeled after the official CIA Team B, whose 1976 contrary analysis said U.S. intelligence assessments had underestimated Soviet nuclear forces. That Team B report led to the military buildup under the Reagan administration.
It is going to be time for another Executive Order 9066 soon it looks like.. I give it a few more years... I wonder if the muslims are aware of the power of our government in time of war or military necessity. Right or wrong, this is what can be done if necessary.
Executive Order 9066 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The order authorized the Secretary of War and U.S. armed forces commanders to declare areas of the United States as military areas "from which any or all persons may be excluded," although it did not name any nationality or ethnic group. It was eventually applied to one-third of the land area of the U.S. (mostly in the West) and was used against those with "Foreign Enemy Ancestry" — Japanese. The order led to the internment of Japanese Americans or AJAs (Americans of Japanese Ancestry); some 120,000 ethnic Japanese people were held in internment camps for the duration of the war. Of the Japanese interned, 62% were Nisei (American-born, second-generation Japanese American and therefore American citizens) or Sansei (third-generation Japanese American, also American citizens) and the rest were Issei (Japanese immigrants and resident aliens, first-generation Japanese American). Japanese Americans were by far the most widely affected group, as all persons with Japanese ancestry were removed from the West Coast and southern Arizona. As then California Attorney General Earl Warren put it, "When we are dealing with the Caucasian race we have methods that will test the loyalty of them. But when we deal with the Japanese,we are on an entirely different field." In Hawaii, where there were 140,000 Americans of Japanese Ancestry (constituting 37% of the population), only selected individuals of heightened perceived risk were interned. Americans of Italian and German ancestry were also targeted by these restrictions, including internment. 11,000 people of German ancestry were interned, as were 3,000 people of Italian ancestry, along with some Jewish refugees. The Jewish refugees who were interned came from Germany, and the U.S. government didn't differentiate between ethnic Jews and ethnic Germans. Some of the internees of European descent were interned only briefly, and others were held for several years beyond the end of the war. Like the Japanese internees, these smaller groups had American-born citizens in their numbers, especially among the children. A few members of ethnicities of other Axis countries were interned, but exact numbers are unknown.
There is a person on here that blocks non members from her blogs but her profile is open to non members. I find this strange. What do you think? Do you think a blogger should block non members from their blogs and does that lend to better blogging somehow? I have had bad posts on blogs before, but I just delete them if too strange or bad. Maybe I shouldn't let the "common" people on my blogs either. In fact, maybe I shouldn't let anyone on my blogs at all. I like talking to myself because then I am always right...right?
Trolling and Harassment provided by remnant on the net
What is a troll? The traditional definition of a troll refers to a member of a community or usenet group who makes posts deliberately designed to attract responses of outrage or indignation. It is the troll's intent to "hook" unsuspecting members into responding, (hence the term "trolling"), thus providing him/her self with the satisfaction of knowing they have impact on others.
A distinction must be made between true trolls, newbies who are undergoing growing pains as they attempt to adjust to community standards, and regular community members who simply have strong but otherwise harmless, dissenting opinions. Trolls should be removed, newcomers assisted, and contributing community members given at least a modicum of respectful distance.
Types of Trolls
Before we begin, it's worth noting that the term "troll" is one of the most frequently cited insults in the online environment. It is often used to brand, silence or scapegoat a member with a dissenting or unpopular opinion. The purpose of this article is to assist those in online communities in determining what a true troll is and what actions can be taken to prevent their creation, welcome, and ability to inflict any harm.
In our experience with online communities, there are four types of trolls...
1) Mischievous: Such trolls have a humorous intent. Often, they are a "regular" who has temporarily adopted a new identity in order to play a good-natured prank. They are not abusive to members and rarely create trouble within a community. Generally there is no harm in responding to them. Some members may find mischievous trolls to be annoying, particularly if their presence leads to lengthy threads that distract the community from its true intent; other members inevitably find that the troll's humor and light-hearted antics provide the community with an opportunity to laugh together, thereby enhancing and strengthening community bonds.
2) Mindless: Mindless trolls have a tendency to post lengthy stories of questionable belief thus promoting good facial tone in members due to excessive eye-rolling. They are generally harmless. On rare occasion, the ficticious posts of a mindless troll may lead to insightful debate and discussion. Aside from encouraging them, there is generally no harm in responding.
3) Malicious: A malicious troll arrives with the intent of being blatantly abusive to the group and/or specific individuals within the group. One of their characteristics is that within a very short time of gaining access they begin targeting and harassing members using both low-end and high-end tactics. In some cases, the troll has a prior history with the group or someone within the group. In other scenarios, the troll is simply looking for a fresh meat market.
4.) Destructive: Around 1999 a new form of troll began to appear on the net in mail groups and online communities. The primary purpose of this type of troll is to completely destroy the group it has infiltrated. Destructive trolls may work on their own, or possibly in teams or gangs.
Trolls have two ways of gaining access to a community: from the outside or from the inside. Outside trolls are newbies or visitors who are new to the community, or only sporadic visitors and guests. They are less likely to target specific members and will be content with "hooking" anyone. Inside trolls are comprised of mischevious, bored, disgruntled, angry, scapegoated or wounded regulars who may have turned to trolling as a result of actions that occurred within the community. They frequently have a bone to pick with a specific member or a select group of members.
Unmoderated or poorly moderated environments are not only more susceptible to malicious or damaging trolls, they are also more likely to create the conditions that invite them. This is because the members themselves have very little in the way of actual power. With few other options at their disposal they will often resort to intimidation tactics and personal attack with the hope of verbally overpowering the offender. If the offender is a true troll, this will only reinforce the troll's sense of purpose, inflames his/her ire, and let him or her know who the willing targets are. Informal community leaders, those who are empathic to others or those sensitive to the slights of injustice are more likely to step forward in cases of troll attack and thus, become their target.
1. Trying to scam people person to person using personal emails.
2. Trying to destroy people or posting horrible or disgusting discussions or opinions on the blogs and forums.
Here is how to fix the second problem.
The forums and blogs require a approval process. Just because you are a dating site member does not allow you to post to the blogs or forums. This approval process will be controlled by the forum and blog posters,, not MM. A person could be allowed to become a blog member by submitting a simple application about themselves. Any member of the panel could approve their entry, and a majority of the member would be required to approve their removal.
This method works on other sites that allow blogging in addition to being a dating site.
This method would allow trolls to be eliminated by the members, not MM.
There is nothing more important in a potential relationship than finding out if you are dealing with someone who has mental health issues. There is a great online site to do some reading that you can find by searching for mentalhealth There are two sites that will show up,, Here is a great chart from that site that shows the percentages for some of the common problems. As you can see from the chart, a very large percentage of the population has mental health issues; some of the issues are not that harmful to a relationship, but some are extremely important.
Share your experiences here in this blog if you wish.
Here are some key ideas that I totally agree with, as stated by President Bush's farewell address. They are not necessary in order.The complete text is on the net.
If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.
As we address these challenges ? and others we cannot foresee tonight ? America must maintain our moral clarity. I've often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense ? and to advance the cause of peace.
Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.
Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selfless patriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your commander in chief.
The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.
This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights and human dignity.
We see America's character in Bill Krissoff ? a surgeon from California. His son, Nathan ? a Marine ? gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old ? 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America's wounded warriors ? and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.
In citizens like these, we see the best of our country ? resilient and hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there's more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.
I am of the opinion that we have to protect and subsidize vital industries, industries vital for national defense and long term survival. Here are some industries that I feel that the US cannot let fall totally into foreign hands, especially into the hands of countries that may become enemies someday. We need to know how to make certain things and not be totally dependent on other countries for them. We must retain ramp up capabilities at all times for strategic reasons. Here is my suggested list.
1. Aircraft 2. Auto and heavy movers, 18 wheelers, etc. 3. Heavy Construction equipment 4. Shipbuilding 5. Industrial Electronics and computers 6. Farming 7. Medicine, especially preventing diseases 8. Energy production 9. Manufacturing 10. Banking 11. Defense Industries 12. Internet and computer security
Your thoughts about subsiding industries. Please take the long term and strategic view. Add any that I have missed and I will add them to the list.
I thought the title of the thread might get your attention. Actually its the name of a book, -- the title caught my eye.
Some Old News:
"Paris Hilton is giving up sex for a year. The hotel heiress has imposed the ban on herself because she is convinced abstaining from all carnal activity will help her "rediscover" herself."
"She said, "I'm doing it just because I want to. I feel I'm becoming stronger as a person. Every time I have a boyfriend, I'm just so romantic, and I'll put all my energy into the guy, and I don't really pay attention to myself." "
Now for myself, I haven't had any since 2005, and 2000 before that -- just waiting on that special woman. Too many notches in the bedpost gets to be embarrassing - when the bedpost starts looking more like a toothpick.
Now let us hear your "lack of" story (if you have one).