Saturday, August 09, 2014

A Thing Doesn't Go Away Until the Last Thing Is Disclosed | The Tuskegee Experiment 2014!

This is an open letter and call to action-- to my many compassionate friends: 

When time permits, I need your help in the form of 'sharing the link of a dear friend' …with key people in your network.  Will you please 'Friend' and 'Like' Valerie's Facebook page linked here?

I've added a new project on my plate and am advocating for a lifelong friend, who's Dad is a living survivor of the Tuskegee Experiments. There are probably many more survivors out in the World and the government would more than likely prefer to keep this under wraps.  We need to locate these “subjects” because they all need the right kind of health care and explanations for what surely must be subsequent ‘mysterious medical ailments’ they and their off springs may have.  

Tuskegee test subject being "injected" in unsanitary conditions 

All those long years ago in Macon County, Alabama, our Leaders may not want us to know that students enrolled at Tuskegee Institute, unmixed from any military or war, like my friend’s dad, Mr. Ford-- were also injected. They were simply enrolled students and therefore, a very convenient subject. 

As I listen to Valerie tell her story while Mrs. Ford quietly sits to our side, I remembered the emotional outbursts her Dad would make when we were kids.  When he took a nap, we were careful to walk softly and keep quiet so as not to alarm him. Valerie’s Dad was only a Freshman when injected.  When I look at the documentary videos for what we know today as the Tuskegee Experiments (see video below), it saddens me to see these “injections” were given in an uncontrolled, unsanitary environment… in the middle of sharecrop fields or in the middle of a dirt road!  Can you imagine this in present day society?

I'm helping my friend Valerie, a Spelman political science major and Harvard grad-- design a website this week and I’ll let you know the link later. Until then, here's her FB page-- which we'll probably convert to a business Page soon.

I need your help in spreading the word to 'key' persons in investigative journalism, advocacy, good government sources, progressive media outlets who will pick up this story and run with it. Valerie's goal is to secure better health care for her Dad who is currently in a VA hospital as well as for those persons Worldwide, who may not know ...still... they were included in this horrific experiment.  I say Worldwide since the Tuskegee Experiments were also performed on unsuspecting persons in Guatemala, Cuba and I believe a few more outlying areas in the World.  This too is a little known fact.

ADDITIONALLY, according to former President Bill Clinton's infamous 1997 apology, many physicians were also wrongly accused of participating in this experiment and I believe this glossed over ‘fact’ should be more noted. 

A thing doesn't go away until the last thing is disclosed. And it's just simply  T.I.M.E.  for our governments to add a much lacking ingredient absent heretofore from "For the people by the people" doctrine, and that is—to know what it means to be human ...and governance accordingly.  A responsible government can only be had when our leaders seek a bit of humility and go forward with integrity of Spirit.  

Enough is enough and it is  T.I.M.E.  to do the right thing. Thanks for reading friends.  P.S. If you're new to my rants and ramblings get more here by subscribing.

~Debra (@djgTheMediaLady)

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Transformational Seeds for the Universe | Facebook Event

"You are Love" ... know that!

Sometimes all it takes to right, wrong behavior is good timing and the right person to come along with a good message.  Not to be confused with a messenger, mind you.  I mean a real person with something to say—designed to break through the false evidence appearimg real, ...the silence, ...denial, ...embarrassment, ...folly and every manner resistant to change.  A pathway to real truth and humility-- as it were.

And this brings me to the indelicate subject of HUMAN TRAFFICKING.  Just the name makes my skin crawl ***like fingernails on a chalkboard***.  I have to tip my hat to the advocates, members of law enforcement, volunteers, fellow journalists, etc., who do give a darn about eliminating this dis-ease from the Earth.

SOMEBODY has got to do it!
SOMEBODY has got to write about it!

So, in an effort to do my small part to help abate this ugly thing known as HUMAN TRAFFICKING and to also return to my first love of writing and disseminating magical information out into the World, I’ve created a Facebook event-- so that I may inform you of the following. ~djg

Post Script:  No need to wait!  Edit is complete and you may now access article and vast resources for HUMAN TRAFFICKING via "The Topography of Human Trafficking | ...Is Not A Business model, It's A crime!" 

[READ HERE]  Non-profits have permission to share under the Creative Commons License.           Be sure to take the test on the inside-- "Slavery Footprint: How many slaves work for you?

See Also:
HUMAN TRAFFICKING | Less We Forget What It Means To Be Human by Debra J. Gordon

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See the following book resources on the inside:

SEX TRAFFICKING: A Clinical Guide for Nurses, by Mary De Chesnay, PhD RN 
NOT FOR SALE: The Return of the Global Slave Trade & How We Can Fight It, by David Batstone
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This is what happens when you shoot your living room wall | Women's rights at issue--

America has come to know of a brave young woman by the name of Marissa Alexander ...and not for a very good thing. Marissa isn't a bad person, let me make that very clear.  But for the reason we know her name, I've got some choice words to address the unimaginable and outrageous situation Ms Alexander finds herself in. Civility. What has happened to civility?

Marissa Alexander

Us females-- married or not, are all Marissa Alexander and injustice in America seems to be alive and well. Complicated by antiquated or poorly crafted laws with loopholes yielding hung juries, unending gridlock and expensive litigation-- in Marissa's case, injustice has grown an ugly energy and is slanted (again), toward victimization of the female in need of help. Why do we re-victimize the victim?  Why?

BREAKING: Prosecutors Now Seeking a 60-Year Sentence for Marissa Alexander's Alleged Warning Shot | --by Amanda Marcotte, SLATE, filed 04 March 2014

Here's the story.  Imagine this...  A woman named Marissa, as it were, was "cornered" in her garage-- whilst an aggressor was in a nearby room of her residential home.  The aggressor was her spouse but this dynamic can also be applied to any intruder. Realizing her only escape route would be to once again find herself in the presence of the aggressor, she was left to her own devices to overcome the situation and find safety.  Her escape plan didn't quite happen as she'd expected.

Here's the thing. No one wakes up in the morning and decides-- I think I'll shoot my living room wall today. So, what's the story? Marissa fired a "warning shot" and the bullet became lodged in the wall. What could have happened between two adults and in the presence of [their] children, which would rise to the level of causing a woman to flee (i.e., abandon?) said little persons and fear ultimately for her safety over the safety of persons who couldn't speak or defend themselves?  Does anybody even care? Will this condition be the basis for the prosecution at retrial?  Did Marissa believe that securing a weapon would prove beneficial to ensuring safety for her and the children?  And if that be the case, would her 'tactical maneuver' show any favor to Marissa's defense?

What would you have done?  Weather you're in a 'odd' relationship with someone or not, do you have an escape plan and would you have the presence of mind to utilize such a plan in the heat of the moment?  Get one.

This is one of many very important messages you've got to hear. Can you walk with ease from your bedroom to the kitchen-- blindfolded? Practice it.

Pretend you're up for the part-- J Lo in "Enough!"  Get a strategy.

In retrospect and as advocates and women everywhere, watch this "justice" unfold in the court room, Ms Alexander may have been better off actually shooting the husband in the leg-- for then, their may have been justification of a more reasonable arrest; because of --harm done to another (self defense or not)-- rather than, say, being arrested for shooting the living room wall.

In her original trial Marissa was 'sentenced to 20-years for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-- one for her husband and two for his children who were in the room at the time, to be served consecutively.'   Except now, she may be facing up to 60-years in prison if convicted again in a Florida retrial, which begins in July of this year.

"...Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our
priorities very clearly.  Ultimately you can see those as gifts."  --Mariska Hargitay

As I blue line this article for publication, I wanted you to know an spisode of LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS is running on my TV in the next room and 'Olivia Benson' is giving the guys hell (like she always does).  So I thought it would be fitting to add in the above quote from actress, Mariska Hargitay. I don't know what 'gift' God is handing Marissa Alexander through this experience.  I do know that from my own personal experience with domestic violence and the ongoing egregious behavior done women by others, this madness has got to stop!  Our World must return to a state of civility and know what it means to be human.  I'm also holding out that in Marissa's retrial, twelve members of her peers will slant toward "reasonable" punishment based on the severity of the crime! 

We must decide today... that... we must do better.  There's so much work to be done to end unrest in our homes, townships, municipalities, states, the world... for this bad behavior can translate into the halls of our courtrooms.  Please take a quick second to look at the diagram below, showing the warning signs of abuse. Negligent behavior is always in plain sight.  We must not ignore the signs nor should we make light of and/or dismiss obvious circumstances surrounding those who seek help.  The least that could be done is to refer reporting parties to community resources or advocates.  Judges and Officers of the Court will thank us for being more civilized toward one another.   ~djg~

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Hungry: The Truth About Being Full
Mariska Hargitay | Joyful Heart Foundation
Human Trafficking | Less we forget what it means to be human

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset | The Hidden Factor

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Human Trafficking | Less we forget what it means to be human

A recent Google search yielded 78,100,000 'hits'
for human trafficking... this is unacceptable.

[VIDEO] -  Human trafficking.  This is a BIG subject for me.  I've got a 'burning in my soul to help those affected by human trafficking-- if only to add my 'voice' and reasoning.

The underbelly works on supply and demand along with the facilitator (and their many operatives).  Not meaning to be crass, trafficking is but a business product gone real wrong.  And like all faulty products under a manufacturer’s recall, you’ve got to tweak it a bit.  But in the case of human trafficking, instead of tweaking with a future roll-out date, we want to abate it’s stronghold if not eliminate it completely.  Consider the following--

To “fix” this manufacturer’s recall, we have to decide it’s something that needs to be fixed  -AND- for the right reasons because that too, makes all the difference in the world.  We’ve got to see the merit in ensuring tragedy does not repeat itself.  Period.  Not because some well-heeled individual ‘got caught’ sampling the product.  In the case of human trafficking, we repair and prevent because it’s offensive to humanity, the Planet and it’s an affront to our Higher Power.

It therefore is key that we throw out the old and begin again.  It is key, that we approach from a different slant by deciding to eliminate the inherent emotional attachment and reassign it instead, a new thought process—a new business model, if you will.  This new way allows us to empty our minds and redirect from the 'human' aspects (of trafficking, et. al.), as we analyze and build a new design model known as ‘cause and effect.’  I think the forensic psychologists will agree; as is math an exact science—so too is cause and effect.
I do realize it would be almost rude to deduce something as horrific as human trafficking down to an X - Y - Z science and I also don’t mean to be indelicate; but our previous efforts to abate human trafficking have been slow as molasses.  They’ve yielded zip – nada – nothing!  For the purpose of resolution, we must find the prudence in cutting through the highly charged and offensive maladies brought on by mankind.  In detaching, we can set those elements aside and better align with just Cause—because-- it’s required of us now. 

Less we forget what it means to be human. 

It really is simple.  To truly rid the World of her array of underbelly products, we could be bold and begin with a simple acknowledgement of the age-old, proverbial, elephant in the room.  The System.  Just WHO in fact, are we kidding?  I’m sure you and I are no different from the next reasonably intelligent consumer and would agree with the following:  

…that we’d much rather live in a world where we know there’s a sincere entity who is “buffering” us from those who attempt to mismanage the System (mismanagement being the operative word), rather than continuing to operate as though the System is an illusion.  

Less we forget what it means to be human. 

Within the constructs of said System there are thousands of professionals who work tirelessly and are equally incensed by the horrors of human trafficking. Antiquated legislation can’t keep up with the savvy tactics of human traffickers and often, is more frustrating to law enforcement personnel than it is helpful—not to mention how ambiguity ties their hands. Moreover, I believe our contemporary ‘world leaders’ hate the System just as much as ‘we’ do. Most enter politics to make a difference and rise upon the world stage because of the successes they achieve in that rise. They didn’t sign up for fighting lions and tigers and bears. And so, to function for ‘WeThePeople’ and still deal with the underbelly, the majority find themselves at some point having to opt-in by default, into working within the confines of a hidden brigade; working in tandem, albeit not-so-secretive anymore.  Oddly, this is just fine by me because as I said, I want to know that SOMEONE is charged with managing the possible mismanagement of the ‘other world.’

I fear for my grandkids and for their grandkids.  I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of all-things-gone-wrong-in-the-World!  Call me a get-to-the-point,  lofty thinker?  I don’t mind.  Call me an innovative thinker?  I certainly don’t mind.

It’s about resolution vs. revolution because 'for the record,' some have forgotten what it means to be human. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Espionage and Covert Operations | Real World, not the Movies!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Other Side of the Fairy Tale

TEACH your children the other side of the fairy tale parents and grandparents.  Let them know there is unfortunately an ugly side to Life.

"....Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly.  Ultimately you can see those as gifts."  --Mariska Hargitay

Like my father schooled me, he, being an ambitious, die-hard Navy guy (like Olivia Pope’s, Jake in the television hit series, Scandal;  I learned about ‘that’ side of human behavior before I was ten.  I thank Dad for his teachings.  It prepared me to deal with all of Life adversities, like how I ultimately had to deal with the first instance of a stalker while walking to my Mom’s office after school.  I was only in the seventh grade!   

And decades later, it would take me an unheard of five years to finalize a divorce!  And through no fault of my own, the mess continues to this day.  I'd like to think this was in preparation for my PURPOSE in life.  

There is a reason for CHAOS.  Take a moment and scroll through my Facebook ‘Wall’ or Twitter feed and learn about Dignitary Torts, Transferred Intent, doctrines of Trust, or lack thereof--  and all manner of egregious human behavior,  which can affect us all.  Don’t let your children grow up with a Polly Anna Syndrome.   

Hang on. I’ve got a story to tell and RuRu is going to help me tell it!  It’s not about forgiveness—not even close.  It’s about the message and the lesson.  Teachable moments are everywhere and so, in order to set the record straight, you’ll be learning more realllllll soon.  Not that I’ll be pandering to those waiting in the wings with baited breath and with further designs of exploitations mind you, but BECAUSE the  ~TRUTH~ trumps ~LIES~ all day long!  

As I’d imagine “Olivia Benson” would insist, you must speak your truth people—even if you stand alone!