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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Congregation, Doctrines, Documentation, Religion, Scriptures, Truth

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?

News reports claim that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organization that governs the Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, has been engaged in covering up child abuse within the religion on a massive scale.

But are these reports justified? Is this a case of an innocent religion being unfairly maligned because of the actions of one or two bad apples in their ranks? How many victims are there? Do the Governing Body know about these issues? What’s really going in the multiple courtroom cases that Watchtower has been fighting across the world?

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?  is a painstakingly researched documentary that draws together evidence from sources spanning the past twenty five years…

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Diary

Almost Famous Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatter’s

“Now you know all my secrets. You’ve got me.”

Photo Bomb

And now I know
Spanish Harlem are not just pretty words to say
I thought I knew
But now I know that rose trees never grow
In New York City

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true
You stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord
There’s people out there like you
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

This Broadway’s got

It’s got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I’ll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown, in New York City

 

Subway’s no way for a good man to go down
Rich man can ride and the hobo he can drown
And I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found…

—Elton John

Almost Famous Script

              All right, you chipmunks. Ready to sing your song?

            - I’ll say we are! - Let's sing it now...

            You wanna be Atticus Finch. Good.

            - I like him. - Why?

            - He's honest. - Yes.

            - He stands up for the right thing. - Yes.

            - And he's a good father. - He is.

            - Did it all by himself. - Did what all by himself?

            - Raised his kids. - He didn't raise them by himself!.

            Who was the woman that came to their house every day?

            - Calpurnia. - Calpurnia. He remembered.

            - And what about Boo? - What about Boo?

            Boo Radley is the most interesting character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

            Boo Radley is the most interesting character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

            Mom, tell me more about Livia.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Documentation, Ethics, Health, Religion, Technology

Watchtower Society Building Beth’el on Toxic Dump

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Toxins cause leukemia, at least according to Mr. Rob0t,” Angela warns the volunteers working for ‘the Society’ at their new headquarters in upstate New York. Concerns are that while the Watchtower Society may be able to protect their vested interests in the property and it’s financial value, they cannot protect their volunteers from exposure to the toxic chemicals.

This is the story of how Brooklyn “Beth’el” became “Warwick“.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society began as simple American religion financed by William Henry Conley (11 June 1840 – 25 July 1897). William was trained by his uncle in the printing business for ten years, and was a Pittsburgh philanthropist and industrialist. He was married to Sarah Shaffer (1841–1908). Together, they provided organizational and financial support to religious institutions in the United States.

William Conley was the first president of Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society, from 1881 to 1884. Continue reading

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Religion

Largest Corporations in New York City? Largest Property Development Corporations in the World?

#Jehovah‘s #Witnesses are one of the largest property development #corporations in the #world–owning over 80,000 properties.

The Watchtower recently began acquiring even more property when they began converting their “Kingdom Halls” over from private properties owned by the individual congregations into corporate property owned by ‘the Society‘.

1909: #Headquarters of the #Society is moved to Brooklyn, New York, in April.

$802.45 million dollars of #Brooklyn property has been sold since 2004.

The Watchtower is leaving Brooklyn, last property lists for $400 million = $ One #Billion two hundred two Million four hundred fifty thousand.

That’s more dollars than … Jehovah’s Witnesses.

But who’s counting?

#Jehovah’s #Witnesses are one of the largest property development #corporations in the #world–owning over 80,000…

Posted by Angela Glass on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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You’re Spunky!

Throughout the course of mankind women and girls have been subject to the pressure of social messages instructing and reinforcing them as to how to “do” their gender, and as to how to be real, or true women. These ideals are then repeated or reproduced through their enactments and learned by successive generations with slight modifications accommodating for changes in the times, or namely the economy and politics. Simply put—the ideals of true womanhood are formed, reinforced, and passed down through generations of women.

Society’s expectations of women in regard to feeding, infertility, childbearing, particularly as social attitudes and technologies have changed.

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Art

Kermit the Frog: Talking About Creativity at TED

IT IS A CONSPIRACY OF CRAZINESS, A SWEET TEA CONSPIRACY!

The creative act of listening to a talking frog

“You are going to TED, and you are going to do a fantastic job. …Because being creative is who you are. It’s the thing that keeps you going.”

perspective taking

open minded and integral approach? artist master piece or a better way to organize your cubical. Creative economy grows when we seek out the wisdom of others.

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San Diego Baxley’s

Baxley Family Armorial

I’ve been hard at work publishing all of my sister Heather’s genealogy research that she’s been completing over the last several years, focused mainly on our Hilton lineage.

Update: See Family Tree / Eve to Angela Marié.

Meanwhile, the Baxley’s come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes that ruled over Britain, and are from Sussex and Buckingham where they’ve held a family seat from early times.

The Lifeguards: A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950s by Robert C. BaxleyMy dad, Melvin, called me to remind me of an important and timely key point in my life… every single Baxley in the United States is related—all of William Baxley, who landed in Maryland in 1663.

Then he told me that one of my relatives lived locally in San Diego, Superior Court Judge Robert Baxley, or “Bax” as friends called him (see bracelet on the cover of “The Lifeguards, A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950’s” by Robert C. Baxley). Yes, “called” as in past tense. I’m once again heart broken to learn I won’t meet another legendary human on this earth.

However, I hope his friends will help me out.

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Cannabis, Neuroscience

Anandamide, The Runner's High

?”..The results showed that both the runners and bicyclists had 80% more anandamide in their blood after exercising, with the greatest increase among the runners. They also reported physical feelings similar to marijuana use, such as relaxation, regulated mood, and increased appetite. Plus, they found that tempo running produced the most anandamide of all exercise …” Continue reading

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Technology

Guppy since 2001

I’ve been in my mind for hours now… it’s magical how easy it is inside here in my mind alone. Words and thoughts flow together in a meaningful way, and writing eventually becomes the ultimate form of expression. I’ve been working on websites for my mentor and her husband—I’ve told you about Barbara. Barbara has been doing Airedale Rescue for more than 10 years, and I’ve been supporting her—WOW, I just did a WHOIS lookup… 2001-12-06—online since December 2001.

I used to own the domain: womenonthefly.net. Yes, used to. I’m so upset that in my breakup, my ex-boyfriend/server admin failed—honestly—to renew a few domains for me. Now I just manage www.donyager.com; that’s Barbara’s pro angler husband. Women on the Fly was Barbara’s flyfishing group, of which you might have considered me—gasp—a guppy.

I CRACK MYSELF UP I’M SO FUNNY!

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Cannabis

Kennedy Talks About Medical Pot

Reversing his previous position that “pot is no big deal”.

Kennedy says, “I admit it—I was wrong to initially think that there was there were something harmless about medical marijuana because now what I’ve seen is that there is a commercial industry behind this “medical marijuana” soon to be moving down the track as it has in Washington, and Colorado, fully legalized…”

“My fight has been about mental health and treating addiction…”

He starts speaking to facts, and his facts are wrong.

But he did get the part about Washington and Pharma taking over. First they banned it. Now they control it. Pharma serves it.

“In 1936 the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) noticed an increase of reports of people smoking marijuana, which further increased in 1937. The Bureau drafted a legislative plan for Congress seeking a new law, and the head of the FBN, Harry J. Anslinger, ran a campaign against marijuana.[37][38] Newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst‘s empire of newspapers used the “yellow journalism” pioneered by Hearst to demonize the cannabis plant and spread a public perception that there were connections between cannabis and violent crime.[39]

However, in 1949 the government was aware that marijuana was effective as medical treatment for epilepsy. The study was squelched.

 

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Dear Mols

“How are we supposed to bring up the network if we can’t bring up the servers?”

Posted by Angela Glass on Thursday, December 10, 2015

 

I’m ready to create—to use the tools we created, the platforms, the surfaces, the languages, the software, the servers, the networks,…

Remember when I was a wee one on the internet
Long before we’d ever met?

Violin Recital

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

Dear Diary…

If you could see me now, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you how sad I am.

That’s the problem I suppose, it’s all relative, and relatively speaking, at least I’m still alive.

Life is tough. Just when you think you managed to escape in the nick of time, you realize that you were running from your own shadow all along.

And the thing about shadows? They’re hard to shake, unless you wake to find yourself six feet under ground.

So, all-in-all, no complaints, but man, this world is not a nice place.

Yeah, sure, I’ve got stories to tell.

But first I want to tell you about not telling them.

You see, that was my badge of honor as a “woman in technology”.

Truth be told I never felt much like a woman in technology. I always felt more like a little girl hanging out with the guys than a woman in a man’s world.

I began to learn the jokes guys made in the bars were the same jokes the guys at work make. Guys are guys. You can take the guy out of the bar, but you can’t take the joke out of the guy.

Most of those jokes were about women or race—I thank God that in my life I have been mostly sheltered from gay-bashers.

I learned to laugh at the jokes that were funny, and how to laugh it off when they weren’t so funny.

My uniform became t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jeans.

I didn’t mean to, but I besides these boobs, and that butt I hear about back there, I was just one of the guys.

Then the day came my momma warned me about. That day when someone was going to ask you to do something that ‘bothers your conscience’…

That Aft

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Correspondence

Dominos begin to topple, I stand tall /shakeitoff

Why "Below the Fold" still matters. Liken it to receiving a punchline "below the belt".

Posted by Angela Glass on Monday, February 2, 2015

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Rape of Lucrece

The first time I was in Rome… I escaped a sexual assault.

What happens on the steps… happens on Facebook!This guy wanted to woo an American blonde.Scalinata della Trinità…

Posted by Angela Glass on Friday, September 19, 2008

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Syrian War in Review

Syria's war: A 5-minute history

To understand the bloody, convoluted war happening inside and outside of Syria's borders, you need to watch this:

Posted by Ezra Klein on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Angie Baby Helen Reddy

Angie was a Rolling Stone

Momma used to sing to me, “Angie baby, you’re a special lady….”

Jon Wurster, drummer for Superchunk, and the Mountain Goats on Helen Reddy’s “Angie Baby”

“Possibly the most frightening song ever written. It’s the story of this girl, Angie, who’s described as ‘a little touched.’ She lives in her own imagination, and she’s listening to this rock station all the time. And then this creepy guy who’s been lurking outside of her house comes over and convinces her to let him hang out with her. But the music is so loud that he’s thrown off his game and he’s disoriented. And as she turns the radio down, he gets physically smaller, and he’s sucked into the radio. Then the scariest line ever is ‘never to be found.’ He’s in there forever! I think as a child, that’s what scared me the most. Like, Cannibal Corpse and Slayer, bands like that, they sing about being mutilated and butchered – but I don’t think any of their songs are as scary as a song with the idea of being shrunken down and sucked into a radio for eternity.”

Read more at RollingStone.com

Video by John Wilson, Fine Art Films, for The Sonny & Cher Show.

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Allen Eugene Rodman: December 30, 1974 – October 31, 2015

Allen Eugene Rodman (December 30, 1974-October 31, 2015)

Allen Eugene Rodman, Kirkwood Police Officer, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. Allen was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio.

He was the beloved of Jessica Marie Dacus, the son and first born of Wanda Carolyn and the late Graydon Rodman, and a loving father of Michal l’Lena and Evan Elijah Rodman, and to Christopher and Shelby.

Allen will be missed by his only brother, Burton Lowell Rodman, his family and his mother.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.

And you jump from yer bed, from yer last chapter of dreamin’
And you can’t remember for the best of yer thinking
If that was you in the dream that was screaming

Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie, by Bob Dylan

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