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Lessons I learned from the end of a stick

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Ember, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Ember

    Ember Senior Member

    By Erica Verillo

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  2. taniaaust1


    Sth Australia
    What a great letter Erica has done.

    thanks Ember for posting it.

    I think we must be starting to make the other side want to run scared as I think for the very first time, we are showing that many of us wont be backing down. We still have a long battle ahead thou. You just can not keep fooling a community and keep getting away with it.
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  3. hard lesson I learned in life:
    kick bullies in the balls and keep kicking until they give in
    They don't care, they are sociopaths by intrinsic nature, or by choice (see way Humans in groups degenerate to lowest common denominator etc), so you cannot appeal to their better nature because they don't bloody have one!

    Hence Nixon was quite right in saying
    "When you've got 'em by the balls their hearts and minds will surely follow" ;)

    Shaming them by PR campaigns exposing their inhumanity and crimes
    Hire investigators to rake up dirt on them
    Get PERSONAL, that doesn't mean attacking folk, just exposing individuals in these committees etc so they can't hide in the "herd"
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  4. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    This is a comment I made on Facebook to this article:

  5. And you can take Clausewitz, definitely "the Prince" and arguably "The Art of War" as lessons in why war/aggression/abuse are BAD, as amongst other things, they end up costing you much much more than amicable, mutually beneficial relationships

    "There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare"

    "Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him"

    still true 3000 years later
  6. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

    Couchland, USA
    This might seem off-topic, but to me it exemplifies the corruption, abject greed, cronyism, deception, and,
    if you watch the video segment, the total delusion that obfuscates peoples' internal guidance systems when they are operating
    out of sync with reality.

    It's an article from long ago about how Donald Trump tried to bully an old woman's house away from her
    by using his ties with local government.

    Listening to him speak reminded me of some of the tripe we hear; so obvious to the listener that the words are just garbled
    strings of lies and trickery, and yet the speaker seems so certain that just by speaking them they magically become truth.
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  7. Izola

    Izola Senior Member


    Just keep them hopping--but not on us ever again. Who said it? NO MAS!
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014
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