Twins :- Adopted Or Just Different

 

Videos & Write Ups

  1. Mia and Alexandra
    • Independent Lens | Twin Sisters | Sibling Love | PBS
      Published on :- 2015-Sept-18th
      Link
    • The Amazing Story of Twin Sisters
      Link
    • The Movie
      Link
  2. Lucy and Maria Aylmer
    • Good Morning Britain
      • Non-Identical Twins | Good Morning Britain
        Link
  3. Anais Bordier & Samantha Futerman
    • ABC News
      • Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Reunite
        Link
  4. Audrey Doering & Gracie Rainsberry
    • On Good Morning America
      • Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Reunite on ‘GMA’
        Link
      • Identical Twins Reunited on ‘GMA’ Explore NYC Together
        Link
    • ABC News
      1. Identical Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Reunite
        Link

 

 

 

Indepth

Mia & Alexandra

The Story

Link

In this heartwarming documentary, identical twins Mia and Alexandra were found as babies in a cardbox in China in 2003. They were separated and put up for adoption to two families from opposite corners of the world: One of them from a small village in Norway, surrounded by high mountains and deep fjords, and the other from the major American city of Sacramento, California.

The twins are reunited by destiny when, incredibly, their adoptive mothers brought identical red gingham dresses for them to wear on adoption day. This startling coincidence made the mothers take note of each other and start talking. That’s when they noticed that the girls looked very much alike… but the orphanage denied that the girls were related.

Six months later, established a world apart, truth has its day when DNA tests confirm that the girls are identical twins.

A true story of inspiration, Twin Sisters follows Mia and Alexandra through an uplifting parallel journey until they reunite in Norway when they are 8 years old. This is one of those feel-good stories that will make you cry, laugh, and think about the people you miss in your life. Among the top documentaries in the world, this award-winning film has been seen by an estimated 20 million people so far, and broadcast by 30 TV channels around the world.

California – Eviction Process – Landlord & Rental Workflow

Background

As I came home on Tuesday evening, ran into a lady.  She was reading a self help book and I asked what it was about.

And, she replied something along the lines of finding happiness.

I dug a bit deeper as to whether it really works and she enthused yes.

During the long commute I was touched by her resiliency.

 

Areas Touched On

Areas she shared included:

  1. The book she was reading was one she gave her mother about 9 to 10 years ago.  Her mother was threading those final days of inoperable cancer
  2. Watching a childhood friend fight through Alcohol Abuse; A working alcoholic who finally hit rock bottom and checked himself into rehab.  And, how now he is doing far better.
  3. Counting the days till the conclusion of a “60-Days Notice to Vacate” she gave a tenant

 

Spiritual Journey

I personally do not like to approach hard places without some spiritual covering and so here we go.

 

Community of Faith

At my place of worship we participate with other faith communities and host Winter Relief.

In partnership with Social Organizations in our area, we host overnight stay for homeless people for about a month.

This is an essential service during the raining winter months.

 

Pray & Fast

Unless you really have to, do not do anything without praying and fasting.

 

Counseling

Live a life open and worthy of counseling.

People intuitively know when you are lying and hiding things from them.

And, they will only try to help you through coaching a few times.

 

Bible Verses

  1. Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established ( Proverbs 15:22 )
  2. For through wise counsel you will wage your war, and victory lies in an abundance of advisors ( Proverbs 24:6 )
  3. And the king of Israel answered, “Tell him, ‘Let not him who straps on his armor, boast himself as he who takes it off.'” ( 1 Kings 20:11 )

 

Eviction Process

Each of the areas she touched on are worthy of several postings.

But, for the sake of brevity let us lean into the Eviction Process.

 

Judicial Branch Web Site

In modern societies, the court system is there to protect it citizens and residents.

And, so please educate yourself.

As her property is in California she will visit the web site for California Courts.

The URL for that website is here.

The are a couple of sections and those are:

  1. Self-Help>Eviction & Housing>Eviction >Eviction: Landlords
    Link
  2. Self-Help>Eviction & Housing>Eviction >Eviction: Tenants
    Link
  3. Self-Help>Eviction & Housing>Eviction >Eviction: Notices
    Link

 

Eviction: Landlords

Here is the workflow for Landlords…

eviction-landlord

 

Eviction: Notices

The first step the LandLord has to take is give the rental notice.

Notice Length

In summary, the length of the notice depends on how long the rental has been living at the residence and whether it is a government subsidized rental.

As a summarized breakdown:

  1. Non-Subsidized
    • If the rental agreement has been in place for a year or less, one can give a 30 day notice
    • On the other hand if the agreement has gone beyond the first year, one will need to give a 60 day notice
  2. Subsidized
    • If it is a Government Subsidized rental,  one will need to give a 90 day notice
Sample Notices

If one googles on “Notices for Rentals in California” one will find quite a bit of matches.

Some of them are plagued with advertisements and so I have listed the links for some of the ones that are direct and efficient here.

  1. University of California, Santa Cruz – Community Rentals
    Link
  2. 60-Day Notice to vacate
    Link

 

Forms

If the rental does not leave and it has gone beyond your grace terms, you will have to approach the Court and actually file an “Unlawful Detainer” Form.

To start the unlawful detainer case, you have to fill out 3 court forms:

  1. Summons – Unlawful Detainer-Eviction (Form SUM-130)
    Link
  2. Complaint – Unlawful Detainer (Form UD-100 )
    Link
  3. Civil Case Cover Sheet (Form CM-010)
    Link

 

Eviction: Tenants

Here is the workflow for Tenants…

eviction-tenant

 

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Cases

  1. Herschel Walker – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Discussion with Herschel Walker, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman ( his ex-wife ), and Jerry Mungadze ( his therapist )
    • Uploaded On :- 2010-Apr-28th
    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 1 of 2
      Link
    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 2 of 2
      Link
  2. Kanaan Ministries – Foundational Understanding of Mind Control – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
      Link

 

Indepth

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football’s greatest running backs. He led the University of Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl on the way to an NCAA Championship and he capped a sensational college career by earning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Herschel spent twelve years in the NFL, where he rushed for more than eight thousand yards and scored sixty-one rushing touchdowns.

But despite the acclaim he won as a football legend, track star, Olympic competitor, and later a successful businessman, Herschel realized that his life, at times, was simply out of control. He often felt angry, self-destructive, and unable to connect meaningfully with friends and family. Drawing on his deep faith, Herschel turned to professionals for help and was ultimately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

While some might have taken this diagnosis as a setback, Herschel approached his mental health with the same indomitable spirit he brought to the playing field. It also gave him, for the first time, insight into his life’s unexplained passages, stretches of time that seemed forever lost. Herschel came to understand that during those times, his “alters,” or alternate personalities, were in control.

Born into a poor, but loving family in the South, Herschel was an overweight child with a stutter who suffered terrible bullying at school. He now understands that he created “alters” who could withstand abuse. But beyond simply enduring, other “alters” came forward to help Herschel overcome numerous obstacles and, by the time he graduated high school, become an athlete recognized on a national level.

In Breaking Free, Herschel tells his story — from the joys and hardships of childhood to his explosive impact on college football to his remarkable professional career. And he gives voice and hope to those suffering from DID. Herschel shows how this disorder played an integral role in his accomplishments and how he has learned to live with it today. His compelling account testifies to the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any challenge.

Kanaan Ministries ( South Africa – SA )

Narrator

Amanda Buys, Kanaan Ministries, South Africa, is the instructor.

 

Discussions

  1. Captive Spirit
    • The following is an extract from the latest course ACTS (Advanced Counsellors Training School). For the complete course – there are 23 DVDs and 3 manuals, which can be purchased from our office, please contact our office:
    • Parts
      • Captive Spirit – Part 1
        Published On : 2016-May-27th
        Link
      • Captive Spirit – Part 2
        Link
      • Captive Spirit – Part 3
        Link
  2. Foundational Understanding of Mind Control
    • Foundational Understanding of Mind Control – Part 1
      Published on :- 2016-May-30th
      Link
  3. SRA / Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID ) Advanced Training Sessions
    • SRA / DID Advanced Training Sessions 1 – 3
      Added On: 2017-Jan-16
      Link
  4. Neshamah – Journey to Freedom
    • Amanda Buys, Kanaan Ministries, South Africa, is the instructor in this video seminar on the Neshamah and is supplemental to the teaching “Understanding Neshamah in Counseling DID/SRA”. It was recorded in January of 2013.
      Published On :- 2013-Sep-27
      Link

 

Captive Spirit

Captive Spirit Part 1

  1. The enemy comes against the Counselor and places fear in his heart and mind
    • Every new level comes with his own level of intimation
    • Balance between Faith and Fear
  2. Isaiah 42:22
    • But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
  3. Wound Type
    • It is a Spirit wound [ Segment 11 ]
      • It is not just a soul wound
      • Once it gets into captivity, it is both a Soul and Spirit wound
  4. The Captive in the Tower
    • The enemy takes advantage of these moments of great suffering and trauma to capture a fragment/piece of us and takes us prisoners in his kingdom
    • When a person suffers from intense trauma, regions of fear capture his spirit and soul
  5. In her youth, she suffered through an alcoholic father
    • She built a stronghold
    • Others those it was just stubbornness

Captive Spirit Part 2

  1. Lord, I repent that I did not run to you
    • Proverbs 18:10
      • He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
        The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
        A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.…The name of the Lord is a strong tower

Captive Spirit Part 3

  1. Lies of the Evil one
    • Isaiah 28:16-18
      • A Cornerstone in Zion
        …Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
        He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
        I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.
        Your covenant with death will be canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand;”
  2. Repeated Transgressions
    • Prisons of Sin
      • Sexual Immorality

Simon O. Sinek

Profile

Wikipedia ( Link )
Simon O. Sinek (born October 9, 1973) is an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management. He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning.

He is known for popularizing the concepts of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why”, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”‘.

Sinek’s first TEDx Talk on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the 3rd most viewed video on TED.com.

His 2009 book on the same subject, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) delves into what he says is a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision-making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others.

Early life and education
Sinek was born in Wimbledon, England; at a young age he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, then to London, then to Hong Kong, before settling in New Jersey.

He earned a BA degree in cultural anthropology from Brandeis University; he attended City University in London with the intention of becoming a barrister, but left law school to go into advertising.

Sinek’s mother, Susan, is Jewish and of Hungarian Jewish descent.

Community and civic affairs
Active in the not-for-profit world, Sinek works with Count Me In, an organization committed to helping one million women-owned businesses reach a million dollars in revenues by 2012and he serves on the Board of Directors for Danspace Project, an organization that fends for advancing art and dance.

Discussions

  1. Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
    Excerpt of Simon Sinek from an episode of Inside Quest.

  2. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

 

InDepth

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

  1. Life Transitions
    • When younger the only thing we need is our family
    • Alcohol & Drugs allow us to acculturate from our family into a broader tribe

 

NY Times – LANDON THOMAS Jr. – Greek Crisis, the Book. Or Actually Several of Them

Background

Back in early August 2016, I read an article in the New York Times Business section.

It spoke about the many books that are out that renders a voice to the various participants in the Greek bailouts.

Yesterday, I ran into a lady who was on her away to visit Greece.  And, somehow coincidentally I came across the same cluster of newspapers today.

And, so it must be time to share the article.

 

Greek Crisis, the Book. Or Actually Several of Them

Link
In May last year, James K. Galbraith, a left-leaning American economist, sent an email to Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, in which he argued that an exit from the eurozone would benefit Greece.

Mr. Galbraith, who was advising Mr. Varoufakis at the time, made the case that a new currency would wash away the country’s debts, solve Greece’s competitiveness problem and ultimately create what he called a “good society.” Though the step was opposed by most Greeks, he had drawn up a contingency plan for Greece under Mr. Varoufakis’s direction, in the event the country was forced to leave the currency zone by its creditors.

In the end, there was not a so-called Grexit. One year ago this month, after the polarizing finance minister left his post, Greece agreed to its third bailout with Europe, accepting yet another round of brutal austerity measures as the price for a new round of loans.

Mr. Galbraith’s vision of a sun-kissed utopia of powerful unions, small businesses and cultural exchanges was published in June in his book of essays, speeches and assorted memorandums (“Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice”; Yale University Press) describing the five months he spent as an unofficial member of Mr. Varoufakis’s inner policy circle.

A starry-eyed embrace of all that Mr. Varoufakis said and did, the book also highlights the extent to which unorthodox, if not unrealistic, economic thinking reached the highest levels of the Greek government as it battled with its creditors last summer.

As the anniversary of Greece’s bailout deal approaches, there have been several memoirs, essays, a blistering critique of the International Monetary Fund’s policies in Europe and even a book of poetry that, from various perspectives, examine Greece’s torturous struggle to avoid bankruptcy.

The history of Greece in the eurozone is by no means complete, and the latest financial rescue package is still being worked out. But the accounts do offer up a number of piquant revelations on that nation’s crisis, including outright policy mistakes, dubious conduct, personal agendas and tragedies.

And as the negotiations between Greece and its creditors slowly press on, these works serve as a reminder that an agreement allowing Greece to pay off its debts without strangling its economy is unlikely to be reached any time soon.

“There is a fog-of-war atmosphere here that inhibits good policy making,” said Paul Blustein, a former Washington Post reporter and the author of “Laid Low: Inside the Crisis that Overwhelmed Europe and the I.M.F.,” which will be out in October. “But there are no villains — just people fighting their corner and kicking the can down the road.”

Besides Mr. Galbraith’s work, Mr. Varoufakis and George Papaconstantinou, the finance minister during the saga’s early days, have come out with books. Nick Papandreou, the brother of former prime minister George Papandreou, has written a searing personal essay about the Greek press attacking his family. And a collection of poems, “Austerity Measures,” examines the crisis.

Without question though, the most comprehensive examination has been a series of papers put out as a report by the International Monetary Fund’s internal watchdog — the Independent Evaluation Office.

The report reveals how I.M.F. staff members operated outside official channels, kept sensitive papers in personal files, withheld crucial documents from the watchdog agency and did not keep the fund’s board fully informed during the crisis.

The secrecy was such, I.M.F. board members said, that at times they learned more of what was going on in Greece from media reports than their own staff.

The I.M.F. has a mandate to serve as an objective lender of last resort to troubled economies. The report by the watchdog agency, which also examines the crises in Ireland and Portugal, highlights just how difficult it was for the fund to fulfill its mission in developed Europe as opposed to the emerging world where it usually operates.

I.M.F. economists did not foresee the crisis in Europe — from bank blowups in Spain and Ireland to sovereign bankruptcy in Greece — because of “groupthink and intellectual capture,” the report said.

The I.M.F., after all, has always been run by a European, and many of its top executives, hailing from Italy, Spain, France and Portugal, had complete trust in the sanctity and strength of the euro.

It was not until mid-2010, the watchdog points out, when the Greek crisis was in full swing, that I.M.F. economists first accepted that excessive borrowing by smaller countries using the euro — Greece and Ireland — could have a destabilizing effect on the currency zone.

Time and again, the review highlights this unwillingness of the fund to challenge European officials as a persistent flaw in its policies, leading to its highly controversial decision to lend money to Greece in 2010, even though economists at the fund believed that the near-bankrupt country had little chance of paying the money back.

In blunt language, Susan Schadler, a former top official at the I.M.F., writes that the I.M.F. was too easily swayed by European officials who argued that not lending to Greece, or requiring it to restructure its debt, would create a systemic panic in the markets.

In a response to the watchdog agency’s report, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of I.M.F., called the fund’s involvement in Europe a qualified success. She said Greece’s problems were unique and that the bottom line was that the country had remained in the euro.

But Ms. Schadler has a different view, seeing the decision and the secretive way it was handled as damaging to the fund’s reputation.

“By not following an open, transparent process, the fund created the perception that a decision made in Europe had been imposed on it,” she wrote in her paper.

A self-published memoir by George Papaconstantinou, the Greek finance minister at the time, looks at why the I.M.F. had to lend to Greece in the first place in 2010.

Mr. Papaconstantinou bills his chronicle (“Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis”) as a political thriller, and for those interested in who was saying what to whom as Greece fell apart, his account is a valuable one.

One tends to forget just how absurd Greek finances were when he took over.

One example: The Greek Finance Ministry spent 35,000 euros a month on buying newspapers alone.

And there are some juicy vignettes, such as a warning from Jean-Claude Trichet, then the head of the European Central Bank, that a restructuring of Greek debt would have the same effect on global markets as allowing Lehman Brothers to fail.

Mr. Papaconstantinou also relates how he came to be seen as a scapegoat for Greece’s ills. He was personally blamed for the austerity measures and brought to trial on what turned out to be spurious charges relating to how he handled sensitive files about Greek taxpayers.

Mr. Papandreou’s essay, “Taming the Dogs of War,” which he presented in April at a conference on media pressures from business and government, covers some similar ground.

He recounts how the newspapers in Greece, which are controlled by powerful businessmen, attacked him as well as his brother, the former prime minister, accusing him of hoarding money overseas and driving him to the brink of suicide.

Mr. Varoufakis also has a book out, which asks: “And The Weak Suffer What They Must?”

For the many who are waiting for his promised tell-all about his experiences battling with European and I.M.F. officials over Greece’s debt, this is not that book.

Fans of Mr. Varoufakis will lap up his fiery criticisms of European and American economic policy making, but other readers will prefer to wait until next summer when his blow-by-blow account is scheduled to be published.

Videos

Yanis Varoufakis

  1. Universal Basic Income Will Be Required Because of Automation Yanis Varoufakis
    Link
    Link

 

Dr. James K. Galbraith

  1. Smart Talk: Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice
    What led to a true Greek tragedy? Rigid, even unethical mandates, according to Dr. James K. Galbraith, author of Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice, The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe. In this new episode of Smart Talk, Andrew Mazzone, President of the Henry George School of Social Science, talks to Dr. Galbraith about what went wrong in Greece, and why it went wrong — and what lessons the Greek tragedy holds for us.
    Link

 

Quotes

Yanis Varoufakis

  1. Basic Income
    • Basic Income is a necessity
      • It is a necessity
      • Civilized Capitalism
    • Stabilize Capitalism
    • Twenty Century
      • New Deal in US
      • Social Democratic in Europe
      • New deal is finished and can not be revived
      • Redistribution of wage within the economy
    • What is the new deal?
      • Redistribution of wages within the working class
        • National Insurance in Britain
        • Unemployment Insurance in the US
      • Health Provision
      • Pension
      • Minimal wages
      • Trade Unions
      • Taxation
  2. It is now dead
    • Reasons?
      • Financialization
        • Process of financialization
        • Created wedge between capital and labor
        • New Labor, New Capital
        • Socialization
          • 1991 Died with Soviet Union
        • Capitalization
        • 2008 died
        • High Deflation
          • Negative interest rates territory
        • 1929
          • Gold standard died
        • Working class can not insure itself
        • Young can not get jobs
        • Wage has stagnated that it is impossible for
      • Toxic Political Climate
        • EU
          • Brexit
        • Washington
          • White House & Congress
        • Political Governance
        • Ungovernable
      • Rise of the machines – Artificial Intelligence
        • What will go away …
          • Repetitive & Routine work
          • Algorithm work
        • What machines pass the tuning effect
        • Overwhelm creation effect
          • More job distraction than job creation
        • Manufacturing work was replaced by low wage repetitive work
          • In the last 30 years
    • Implications
      • Reinforce inflationary pressure that keeps Central Bankers awaking at night
      • Accelerate downsizing of Aggregate demand
      • Significant displacement between Savings & Investment
      • Even lower the current savings rate which is already very and too low
  3. Likely Remedies
    • Basic Income
      • The struggle we are going to have is in an ethical one
      • A struggle of the Heart to carry hearts and minds
      • Opposition from all sides
        • From the Haves and the Have Nots
        • From the left, the social democrats, from leftist
        • Sense of dignity to get something for nothing
      • To give money to the un-deserved
    • Current narrative of Capitalism
      • Private production of wealth is later appropriated by State for social services
    • In practice, narrative of Capitalism
      • But, this is what often occurs in the real world
      • If one takes time to break apart any new machine, one quickly sees parts that came to be through Government grants
      • Our wealth production is more communal

Life Talks – 2016 / Sept

 

Background

Human lives still hold the strongest and most poignant stories of all tales and fables.

I have listed some of them below.

They range from Mark Henick’s opening up about his attempted suicides.  The presentation was part of series of talks given at Ted’s Talk Toronto.  The theme of the series is “The Choices we make“.

I found Shraddha’s story along the same topic so personal and endearing.  And, I think you will remember her for a long time.

But, first Kofi Boahene. His story is so uplifting as it talks about how chance encounters can right paths.

And, to close things out a good family and redeeming movie.

 

Talks

Medicine

  1. Kofi Boahene
    • Johns Hopkins Surgeon: The Long Way Here – Kofi Boahene’s Story
      Link
    • Dr Kofi Boahene – The doctor who rebuilds faces (CNN African Voices)
      Link

 

Mental Illness

  1. Shraddha Shankar
    • Suicide: How my failed attempts became my biggest success | Shraddha Shankar | TEDxUIUC
      Link
  2. Mark Henick
    • Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto
      Link

Movies

And, so round up things, please watch “Lyfes Journey”.

It is available here.