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Just A Friendly Reminder

Always Keep in Mind that this Blog is Intended to Bring About
Positive Change

positve change

While it may sometimes seem that examples and language style used in our articles is insensitive, sometimes harsh, it is not the words that count but the meaning behind them. Language is used for communication. Style is used to grab attention. True facts are important for establishing credibility. And readers are essential for mobilization, realization, and implementation of the change.

If I’ve learned anything from my professional experience it’s that most people really and sincerly want the best for themselves, their loved ones, and for their community. Very few, and we know pretty much who they are, are self-serving, insensitive, and indifferent to the common good. We’ve identified many of those maladjusted souls on this blog and we intend to continue that work.

What Kind of Listener are You?

What Kind of Listener are You?

But this article is for the rest of our readers, the innocent who are constantly getting disappointed. Please keep in mind that no one likes to be told they’re wrong in so many blunt words. No one likes to be told that they’re making stupid choices. No one likes to be told that they are investing their emotional capital in losing enterprises. In other words, no one likes to get their noses rubbed in their own crappola.

But we also have to avoid becoming grateful to or sympathetic of our oppressors. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as the Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding. It’s a psychological phenomenon in which the oppressed [hostages, victims] express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors or oppressors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk experienced by the oppressed person, the victim or the hostage, who essentially misinterpret a lack of abuse from their oppressors for an act of kindness. The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 27% of victims show evidence of this so-called Stockholm syndrome.

Stop Being Hostages!!!

Stop Being Hostages!!!

Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.” One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual’s response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim thinks he or she believes or shares the same values as the oppressor/aggressor, they no longer become a threat; they’re no longer a hostage, no longer a victim. They become one of their oppressors! Or so they rationalize.

We can see in our own community, in the RCS and in the New Baltimore community how his has happened. Just think about it for a minute.

art of deep listeningWe will bring most people to our side if we gently nudge them rather than pushing them. They’ll listen more readily and willingly if we hear what they say and engage them in alternative dialogue, by mirroring what they say with what we hear them saying, inviting that all-important dialogue to take place. We’ll earn their trust and confidence if we first acknowledge that we all have a common objective: the good of the community. We just think we know how to achieve it but many times we may be heading down the wrong street.

What I’d like to see our crusaders do is go gently. Be a good listener. Be well informed and offer alternatives not outright criticism or opposition. Good listening to is what many of our neighbors need; not criticism or opposition. Once our neighbors realize someone is listening to what they have to say, they’ll be ready to listen, too. This blog is living proof of that statement: we hear what people have to say, listen to what they mean, and read their communications empathetically. Then we respond.

In ethics we have big words to describe the personal dignity that each person has and their sense of being an individual, their own right to personhood. We teach that people should not do for people what they can do for themselves–this is called the principle of subsidiarity. We also teach the principle of doing no harm and that no evil (= bad) act should be the means to even a good result. Keeping those few ethical principles in mind can take us a long way to positive outcomes in this community.

In the Divine ImageIntellect, Free Will, Responsibility

In the Divine Image
Intellect, Free Will, Responsibility

While I don’t want to get too intellectual at this point, I would like to share with our readers something that St Thomas Aquinas had to say about “rational” creatures: First, the rational creature naturally moves toward the ultimate Good. St Thomas goes on to say that “Man is made in the image of God in so far as men and women are patterned after God through intellectualityfreedom of will, and self-determination.”  Humankind, you and I and our neighbors, are in His image, in so far as through our free will we are the main cause of our own works. In other words, we have been created with intelligence and freedom of will, and we should use that intelligence for making the best (=good) choices because we are the cause of the results and we bear the responsibility. Key to responsibility is the response part, we have to respond for what we do.

While it’s true some people among us misuse and abuse those gifts of intelligence and free will, the rest of us can do our best to use our gifts wisely and, perhaps, with charity and perseverence, bring them back to the Good.

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People Connecting
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I’d like to remind you also, that you can make a big difference by talking about what you read on this blog, by sharing its content with relatives and friends by sending an email link to the blog, by commenting on what you read, by distributing a printout or two of your favorite blog articles to people who may not be fortunate to have a computer or, if they do, don’t really know how to use it. I’ll do the research and the writing, you do the distribution. Now that’s a deal you shouldn’t refuse.

one brave thing

Then come back and
do another one!

It’s habit forming…
The Editor

 

Public Information Notice: John M. Vadney Legal Defense Fund

Warning:If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

Shout NO! To the Coeymanazis!
John Vadney Defended Your Interests!

Now Defend Him!

UPDATE 25 June 2012: There will be plans made for a rally, lecture, and fundraiser buffet/picnic. Stay tuned for details. Organizers have asked persons interested in organizing, participating to send a short e-mail of interest to rcs.confidential@gmail.com.

UPDATE 24 June 2012: The Blogger has agreed give a talk on harassment, conflicts of interest, corruption, and citizens’ complaints against police. Details to be announced. Organizers have asked persons interested in attending to send a short e-mail of interest to rcs.confirdential@gmail.com (approximate donation is expected be $25 per person.).

We’ll Be Publishing Details On How To Make Your Donation/Charitable Gift!

You may want to let us know that you are interested in donating to the Legal Defense Fund (LDF).

  • You can click the Follow Me (automatic e-mail notification of new posts) button on the right side of this page.
  • You can leave a comment on this blog in the comment field below
  • Otherwise just contact the LDF Organizers at rcs.confidential@gmail.com.

Once you are confirmed and verified, you will receive a password to access the protected pages of a special controlled-access blog that will share information, publish updates and information on the fund and on the case, and where other more detailed information will be available to LDF subscribers.

We have information that the attorneys will set up the account initially to cover John’s legal fees; once the case has been disposed of, the fund will benefit the victims of bullying at RCS to help cover their legal fees.

We will keep you posted as information become available.

Freedom without Fear

Stay tuned!

And Remember in November how the Corrupt Law Enforcement and Court System can Destroy your Freedoms, your Life, your Reputation no matter how good you are!

All it Takes is the Lie of a Coeymanazi!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 
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Posted by on June 23, 2012 in ACLU, Albany County District Attorney, Albany Schenectady BOCES, All the Justice You Can Buy, American Civil Liberties Union, Amy Bartlett, Bethlehem Police, Bill McFerran, Blog, Blogger, Board of Education Member, BOCES, Brian Bailey, Bullying, Cathy Deluca, Cathy Long, Coercion, Community Support, Conspiracy, Corrupt Judge, Corrupt Justice, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Crooked Cop, D. M. Crosier, Daily Mail, David Bartlett, Deceit, DeLuca Public Affairs, Dignity Act, Dignity for All Students Act, Donna Leput Hommel, Education Commissioner, Elizabeth Smith, FaceBook, Fair Play, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Hypocrisy, Innocent Bystander, Intimidation, Investigation, Invitation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joe Tracey, John B. King, John M. Vadney, Joseph Edward Tracey, Joseph Teresi, Josephine O'Connor, Judicial Misconduct, Justice and Courts, Kerry Thompson, Law, Legal Defense Fund, Liberty Weeping, Lies, Matt Miller, Misconduct, Misfits, Misinformation, Monitoring, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, News Herald, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, Office of the Attorney General, Perjury, Police State, Politics, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS Teachers Association, Retaliation, Role Model, Ryan Johnson, Selkirk, Smalbany, Superintendent of Schools, Teacher Misconduct, Teacher Negligence, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Times Useless, Tom Dolan, Tracey Traver, Transparency, Trollettes, Voting Fraud, Voting Irregularities

 

Topple the Teachers Tower on the Board of Education

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

The Teachers  and False Prophets Are Building A Fortress to Push For Their Special Interests on the Board of Education. We Have Some Suggestions On How to Topple the Teachers’ Tower!

Teachers Association Building a Tower of BS

Step 1:

Stop being afraid! Stop fearing your neighbors! Fight back, damn it! That’s exactly where the perps and the pervs want you: afraid and quiet. They’re bullies and as soon as you come out and defy them, watch the bastids run for their rat holes! 

You’re Being Bullied! Stop the Coeymanazis!

 Step 2:

Urge your fellow residents to Vote NO! on the entire ballot on May 15th. Discuss the vote everywhere you go. Print out pages of this blog or the Vote NO! flyer we provide at  Why You Should Vote NO!

Step 3:

Get the Vote NO! signs up and watch for sign vandalism. There have been a large number of reports of sign vandalism in the district. When the Vote NO! signs are being destroyed you can bet it’s not the residents who oppose the budget! What more needs to be said? If it’s kids, where are the parents? If it’s adults, well, that’s why we need to be getting the cops involved…but then with people like Deluca, Darlington, and the perps in uniform on the Coeymans Gestapo force…Nah! Small chance. The best bet is to call Agent Holly at the Albany FBI (Telephone No. Phone: (518) 465-7551).

Confidential = Secret!

A reader is asking for help in getting text and graphics for Vote NO! signs; you need to get together to create the signs, to form groups to put them up, to form groups to distribute flyers. Let us know in a CONFIDENTIAL comment if you’ll be willing to host a sign-party, be an organizer, join a Vote NO! group. Send us the CONFIDENTIAL comment and we’ll make sure it get into the right Vote NO! captain’s hands (CONFIDENTIAL comments are secret!). You need to act NOW! Time is running out!

Step 4:

Start drafting write-in candidates. Find people who are not teachers or married to teachers, good role models, no criminal or anti-social skeletons in the closet, intelligent (intelligent doesn’t mean having an MA!), and truly interested in the community. Spread their names around as write-ins. Spend $10 to have some flyers printed and distribute them. Write yourself in, if necessary, to prevent the Teachers’ Choices from getting the numbers!

Step 5:

Put a Vote NO! sign on your lawn or in your window! Let everyone know your position on this issue of uncontrolled spending and giveaways.

Step 6:

Be unafraid! Be a role model for your neighbors! Stand alongside victims of intimidation! Be a fighter, damn it! Be the anti-bullying champion in your community! 

Topple the Tower!

 

A Sincere Invitation from the Editor

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

This post is so important it has been changed to its own page. To view it please click A Sincere Invitation from the Editor or click the link at the top of the page.

Original readers’ comments are still attached to this page to avoid losing them.

Thank you!

The Editor