DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DEMOCRACY AT STAKE!!!
PLEASE HELP!! We need international media coverage in our country! Our country’s democracy is being held hostage due to a corrupt cartel of dominican politicians, lawmakers and judges! A tax reform was passed by the Dominican House of Representatives (Camara de Diputados) in a record time of 3 minutes yesterday November 8th, 2012 without any civil and democratic deliberations on the proper way of applying an integral tax reform. Instead an imposed and utterly nefast tax reform was passed which will ultimately scourge every dominican in the most Dantistic ways in order to pay for a 4.6 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT created by the past corrupt administration of Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna. We are currently in an institutional dictatorship as Leonel Fernandez played the correct chess moves in order to control both Houses of Congress, the Supreme Court and the newly created Constitucional Court.
Yesterday after the tax reform was passed, state university (Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo) students using their constitutional right to protest in the most civil ways (without the use of force or weapons), National Police (Policia Nacional) agents cold-bloodedly attempted to gun down students with real bullets killing Willy Warden Florian Ramirez, a medicine student who was not participating of the protests.
Now the government of president Danilo Medina through their party influences in both Houses of Congress are looking into imposing changes in the Dominican Republic Penal Code which takes away our freedom of speech by imposing penalties to citizens and newspaper reporters which dare to question or insult the President, Vice-President, cabinet members of the administration, lawmakers of both Houses and Supreme and Constitutional Court Judges.
We urgently need your help. We need international media coverage so the world is informed of how our rights, our liberties, our peace is Maquiavelicly sucked away from the dominican people.
Please help and pray for our nation!
The Dominican Republic
Trance for me is more like the basic channel stuff, hypnotic and trance-inducing. The word trance has been bastardized to mean something totally different to what I originally intended and hoped it to be. To be trancy a record has to be monotonous almost, a long sequence without pause without a massive breakdown, up and down. This isn’t trance, you can’t fall into a trance when your emotions are being dragged up and down.
Happy Sunday !
Some people say, ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold.’
But they are wrong. Revenge is a dish that is best never served at all. Whenever it is served, regardless of the temperature, who does it serve? And to whom does it do a disservice? Just as anger is a destructive emotion, the desire to ‘teach someone a lesson’ carries a lesson of its own for the would-be teacher. It robs us of our freedom to let go, to move on and to do more constructive things with our time and energy..
It certainly is a social media world out there…
In case of Fire: Exit Building before TWITTING about it ! (Picture)
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Look to the West on Feb. 22nd, right after sunset
I highly recommend you spend the early evening on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd TODAY! gazing into the Western sky. Right after sunset, Mercury will be on the horizon, as well as a delicate crescent moon, bright Jupiter and Venus.
Take some photographs today and let me know. I’ll reshare a bunch
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For me: BEST Doodle Ever !
Cupid’s big day is upon us again, and Google is celebrating the Feb. 14 holiday with an animated Doodle that demonstrates the limitations of the company’s search engine when romance is thrown into the mix. The 71-second Valentine’s Day animation on Google’s homepage tells the story of a bo…
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5 Steps to an Effective Apology
A genuine apology is not a habitual apologetic mannerism. It is a deliberate effort to solve a relational problem that you have contributed to. This requires of discipline. Believe me because I know from experience.
I struggle with apologies as much as the next person. I find it’s usually the hardest when the relationship is particularly important to me, like my direct family. When I’m in the wrong, I will try anything I can think of, short of apologizing, to try and solve the problem.
Sooner or later, though, I have to swallow my pride and apologize. It should be no surprise but usually my apology contributes to healing a damaged relationship. Often the relationship ends up stronger than ever. Apology is one of the toughest but most productive habits that I am trying to adopt. We all need to sharpen up our apology sense.
How to apologize:
1-Make it genuine – Anyone can spot a false apology and it will do more harm than good. A genuine apology is aimed solely at taking responsibility and overcoming a disturbance. There are no hidden obligations or expectations attached.
2-Don’t justify your actions – If you are busy explaining why you did what you did, it will start to sound like you aren’t apologizing at all, that you aren’t ready to take responsibility. A brief explanation may help understanding, while a justification may just fuel the disturbance.
3-Make a commitment to change – If you can’t confirm that you mean to improve, then you aren’t committed to an apology. If you aren’t committed to changing your habit of getting home late, don’t say “Sorry I am home late”. This will be a hollow and ineffective apology. You are better off thanking the other person, “Thanks for putting up with me coming home so late. I appreciate it” and taking it from there.
4-Phrased you apology carefully – Make sure the other person knows why you are apologizing. “I was passing by so I thought I’d drop in and say sorry” is a lot different to “I wanted to come and apologize because I really do care about this relationship”. Don’t fake it. If you have a good reason to keep the relationship alive the other person will want to hear it.
5-Be prepared for an awkward conclusion – While sometimes an apology is followed straight away by a counter apology and peace and flowers and little birds carrying banners of love through the air, not everyone reacts this way. Some people will behave indifferently, some will behave coldly, and some will react in a downright hostile way. This is out of your control. You have made the step to apologize. Doing it in a productive way is the best you can do. Maybe the other person will appreciate it now, later, or never. No matter what, you have done your bit and you can relax. The rest is up to them.
This article was written by Tom O’Leary from www.LifeGoalAction.com.