Police sirens? Shake it off!

Okay, so if you’re a TI, you may be hearing police or fire truck sirens quite often. Over time, it can be unsettling.

Here’s one idea that might work. Buy an inexpensive maraca or other type of music shaker. They sell them cheaply on eBay. Now, when you hear a police siren, shake the maraca! Make it fun – get into it! Voila – in time, when you hear sirens, you’ll have a much more pleasant association.

I keep a tall cylindrical shaker on my desk, so when I hear sirens, it’s within reach. Sometimes I get up and dance, or I go bang on my drum. In my car, I keep an egg shaker – they’re shaped like an egg. Every time I hear sirens in my car, I shake it off. Give it a go!

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If you can take it, you can make it

I watched the movie Unbroken this weekend. I knew from the phrase “If you can take it, you can make it” that it would be inspirational – and it was. I would recommend this movie to all TIs. Let “if you can take it, you can make it” be your mantra. Also, in the movie, he swears to not only survive but thrive! He was lost at sea for 45 days and then in a POW camp. Humans are very resilient and you can be, too.

I was trying to think of other inspirational movies, and here’s the start of a list:

  • Unbroken
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Norma Rae
  • Gaslight

Okay, so you can tell I don’t go to the movies often! Please add some of your favorite inspirational movies in the comments section and I’ll try to keep this going.

10 Tips for Activism

1. Write letters to the editor. Most newspapers are online and will have information about how to submit one. In general, they are under 200 words (most Word programs have word counts) and tend to request something – a change in opinion or policy, etc. We can ask for the Patriot Act to end, a Congressional investigation into the FBIs Cointel program, provide info on Fusion Centers, etc.
2. If you can, write an op-ed. They are a harder to publish, but it’s possible. There are a few online places where anybody can submit an op-ed, like American Chronicle.
3. Call all the Suicide Prevention hotlines and crisis centers and make sure they know about TIs. Print a one-page fact sheet (cut & paste information or write it from scratch).
4. Call all the mental health centers and associations (APA, NAMI), etc. and provide them with information on organized stalking and the difference between paranoia and hyper-vigilance –
5.Call all of the human rights organizations and tell them about organized stalking.
6. Contact ALL your elected officials and tell them about organized stalking and what they could do (if on a state level, pass legislation like what Michigan has or the State Surveillance Repeal Act) (if on a federal level – Congress – tell them to end the Patriot Act and investigate the FBI).
7. Contact those from the previous Cointelpro – the group that broke into the FBI office – and seek their help and advice.
8. Contact the media – TV, radio, newspapers, etc. – and ask them to write about this. Offer to be interviewed or to refer them to those who can be interviewed (Tyrone Dew most likely – I don’t know of others yet).
9. Blog about this and link to blogs. Use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
10. Hold educational events – talk to schools, classrooms, civic organizations, have a table at the mall, etc. about organized stalking. Create flyers, fact sheets, etc.

Petition to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

I voted for Obama and was thrilled to have such a great African American man in the White House for the first time – such a break through and a milestone in history. However, I am incredibly disappointed that this man will allow Cointelpro to target innocent people.

Although I loved him from the start, I was not in agreement that he should win the Nobel Prize at the time – it was too early and he didn’t really do anything to deserve it. It was for his future efforts but that’s not how this prize should be awarded, is it? And, now, after being in this evil program for 13 months, I am sickened to realize this tremendous award was given to anyone with oversight of this nonconsensual torture of innocent people.

TI community, please consider signing this petition. I’ve read that this prize has never been revoked, but perhaps they would reconsider that policy after knowing he’s allowing Cointelpro to torture innocent (often whistle blowers, the epitome of freedom of speech) Americans.

Roots Action petition to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Obama, I had such high hopes for you…sigh

Cointelpro resurrection

Many in the TI community believe gang stalking stems from a covert FBI program previously called Cointelpro. Cointelpro targeted dissidents, which is pretty much what the current program is doing – targeting whistle blowers, activists, writers, etc.

Here is a sworn testimony from Ted Gunderson, a former FBI agent, who worked in a supervisory capacity in Cointelpro and who believes it began again in the 1980s, targeting innocent citizens, and increased in “scope, intensity, and sophistication.”

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_8Dp145O950bTF5QTV6X2tJaE0/edit?pli=1   Sworn Affidavit FBI Chief

Here are the documents from the last Cointelpro. A group of citizens broke into a local FBI office in Media, PA and stole files. They remained anonymous but are going to go public in a documentary (link below) coming up in May.

http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/reports/vol6/html/ChurchV6_0181a.htm

Here is the documentary – be sure to watch it in May.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/1971/film.html

FBI knows all about ‘moral surrender’

Saw this article in the Washington Post this week (using another link here). The FBI director wants agents to go to the Holocaust museum to learn not to surrender individual morality to groups (or authority). Isn’t this the agency that invented Cointelpro?! Its very nature is dependent on moral surrender, as is all human rights violations and atrocities the world has witnessed.

FBI director: Holocaust teaches not to surrender individual morality to the group

In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn’t do something evil. They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do. That’s what people do. And that should truly frighten us.

VA’s response to whistle blowers

Monday’s session demonstrated that VA’s entrenched culture of retaliation against whistleblowers endures, a year after revelations exploded over poor service and the covering up of long patient wait times. The retaliation continues despite the solid efforts of the current VA secretary, who replaced one driven out by the scandal.

“The number of new whistleblower cases from VA employees remains overwhelming,” Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner told the House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee hearing.

As the scandal reached a boil last July, Head testified to members of Congress about “illegal and inappropriate discrimination and retaliation” against employees and “the growing number of complaints coming from VA employees, complaints ranging from racial, gender, and age discrimination and harassment to complaints regarding substandard patient care and treatment.”

He also said then that “administrators and supervisors within GLAHS have created a climate of fear and intimidation, where the system not only fails to protect whistleblowers, but actively seeks to retaliate against them.”

SOURCE: House members angry over VA’s response to whistle blowers on Washington Post