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I’ve reached the point that I need help from the #foodbank. Something inside me has died

I'm a JSA Claimant

Food bank use is at record high says the headlines. Trussell Trust released figures recently that show that 1,109,309 three day parcels were handed out. The primary reasons are shown below.

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For nearly 3 years now I’ve been tweeting about food banks and the efforts made by local communities to support them. For almost 3 years I have shown examples of families who have needed them, some with dramatic stories that normally involve the DWP or another Government department not doing their job or being overly officious. For all that time I have tried not to become one of their statistics but now it has reached a point where I feel I have no choice.

Mine is not a headline grabbing story. Rather it is one of slowly getting into more debt, by a few pounds here and there each week. Since I went off JSA I have struggled to…

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Smeared – 5 Reasons Why Smear Campaigns Are So Effective

Knowing the Narcissist

 

It is highly likely that you have been on the receiving end of a smear campaign. It is unusual if such a campaign is not used by our kind when dealing with the person who holds the position of primary source of fuel. The benefits of instigating the smear campaign are numerous and indeed in many instances the smear campaign is a necessary device for the maintenance of appearances, fuel and control. Since we are creatures of economy when it comes to the expenditure of our energies we operate those manipulations which are the most rewarding in terms of energy versus effectiveness. Smear campaigns rank high on such a list and this is for the following five reasons.

  1. Conviction

The smear campaign is rolled out in a convincing fashion. It is done with speed, it is done for the most part without your knowledge and it is effected by…

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The very first one…….

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I am very nervous about doing this, I am not a natural writer! My youngest daughter has just launched her new business, Pooches Unleashed, walking dogs for people who have to leave them at home for whatever reason, she has also just adopted a retired racing greyhound straight from the kennels.

Thunder Blackie needs clothes, indoor and outdoor, to keep him warm and dry, as the weather turns colder. I have decided that not only will I make these for Blackie but I will also make one off designs, with a’Pooches Unleashed’ label, for sale to selected customers. I would hope that eventually I can progress this into a business that will run alongside my daughter’s and help her business to thrive.

Ok……..so I am not a natural designer, or seamstress, either! I have just created the first raincoat for Blackie, waterproof with a soft fleece lining, all hand sewn…

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The Problem with Instant Gratification

I identify with a lot of what the writer says here; I enjoy writing, my fingers itch to write, but I tend to take long breaks between writing things that end up getting published because I don’t like how I end up reacting after I’ve posted. It becomes another trigger for anxiety, and that isn’t how I want to feel about my writing. So it becomes a bit of a vicious cycle but the fact is that I feel mentally healthier and more emotionally stable when I’m keeping up with my writing and, conversely, when I find myself struggling to stay positive and becoming worn down, it’s usually the case that I haven’t been.

Style with Substance

Or “Why my blog fell off for a bit”.

Instant: speedy, happening now, the new Millenials.
Gratification: gratifying
Instant Gratification: causing immediate joy/pleasure

Isn’t that our greatest problem today? We post a picture, those 1 zillion likes (real and/or fake) have to come in the second we hit “post” or few seconds before if they could. We start a business today, it better hit Wall Street tomorrow. We think of an idea, the world better jump on it this second. Or in my case, you blog and share your thoughts, the world better comment on them NOW else you stop. Instant gratification is so prevalent that it is fast becoming the motive and almost the sole driving force for most individuals and businesses. It shouldn’t be so.

Before you continue reading, I want you to drop your self defense because we are all suffering from some kind of instant gratification, in varying…

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Enforced Transparency 2—When Hacking Becomes Imperative

The Cryptosphere

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Before Snowden, before the mainstreaming of Hacktivism, and before most of us even knew what private intelligence contractors where up to, one brave activist stepped up and blew the lid off a story so big it actually rivals the tale of the former NSA contractor.

Hammond executed Enforced Transparency by hacking Stratfor and releasing millions of emails.

“A lot of people don’t even know who Jeremy Hammond is. He’s the original Snowden. #TrapWire #Stratfor #Anonymous”
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 20, 2015


Yesterday journalist Kit O’Connell wrote a great piece about Hammond’s case:
Kit O’Connell from MintPress News interviewed freelance writer and journalist Douglas Lucas and activist Azzurra Crispino – both fervent supporters of Jeremy Hammond. The article compared and contrasted Jeremy Hammond, the Stratfor hacktivist and Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower. The article also touched upon the question as to why mainstream media covers their very similar actions in very different manners. You…

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Send Jon a birthday card (It’s easy! Just type & click!)

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Jon’s birthday is on February 18th and we want to make it as special as possible. Since we can’t throw him a birthday party in prison, we’re making it a Birthday Card Party!

You can send cards to Jon directly (details on that below), but we know that it’s not always convenient to find a card, pen, envelope, and a stamp at the same time, so we’re making it as easy as possible for you:

Feeling more motivated or creative and have access to a stamp? Write to Jon directly:

Jonathan Cowden 37215-298
FCI Victorville Medium I
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 3725
ADELANTO, CA 92301
(Click for more info on sending mail to inmates)

No stamp, but still fairly motivated and somewhat creative?

Send Jon a free card through Postcardly!  (You’ll need to create an account – but your first 3 cards are free. Upload your…

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Making Change

Yes! You are so spot on, I’ve been doing too much moaning today, and if I’m spending this present moment complaining about the last moment, I’m not doing anything to make the coming moment any better!
I’ve got to keep focussed on where I’m heading and reflect on what it’s worth to me to get there. It does me no good to dwell on what’s uncomfortable in my life when I have so many positive influences to think about instead. And things have got better and better and will keep getting better and better for as long as I keep working at it.
I’m so grateful to have the people in my life that have enabled me to develop an awareness of what’s going on in my own head and whether I am sabotaging myself by allowing it. I have said this a few times recently, but the most empowering thing I have learned so far in my journey is that I can control my own thoughts and feelings; I am not powerless over my emotions.

Thank you Blogger Haris for the reminder ☺

Blogger Haris

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

It is up to us, everything is also down to us.

We make the changes and they reflect on us,

We leave footprints in the sand and we tread on the twigs….

What we do or say will reverberate till an impact is made…

Now we decide what kind of impact is made.

Let’s put saving the world to the side for a minute and let’s focus on the little things. I suffer from depression right, recently I haven’t taken my medication, yet I have the audacity to complain to people about my situation. The help is there… right in front of me… but it is I who is preventing myself from making progress.

Today I completely changed my behaviour as I have realised it is time I took ownership of myself and started to…

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Cherishing Life

Blogger Haris

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

Most of us at some point take a real deep breath and whether it’s out of turn and irregular or genuine wish they were dead but truth be told, life is the best gift we could ever hope for.

Be thankful that your eyes flutter in the morning or the fact its your breath leaving stains on the bus or car window.

Though we go through phases and mood swings it usually ends and turns into something positive and meaningful. However this done not mean it will get handed to you instantly, we have to work for it in order to make this a reality,

My reasons for living are the fact I have wonderful friends who I love and treasure dearly and although that…

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The Ashley Madison Hack, as explained by weev

The Cryptosphere

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It’s the weev show!

The world’s most famous troll explains the infamous Ashley Madison cheating site hack and leak. He’s done it in the form of a monologue on YouTube because as he explained on Twitter, Vice asked him for a video interview about it, he quoted a payment rate of one Bitcoin per hour, and they refused. Clearly he has taken the point of view that he is the performer (see this SAG/AFTRA rate card PDF referenced by weev for comparison purposes) whereas Vice has taken the point of view that he is material, and material does not get compensated. Most tv guests at least have a book to shill, or a political agenda that’ll make them rich over time.

weev is just weev.

In the video, he explains how…

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Mind Control And Brainwashing

Blogger Haris

“Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial.”

This post comes from a thought I had earlier on..

I say I am against the system, will do whatever it takes to beat it.

But I wear clothing and have possessions branded by huge companies, does this mean I fund and fuel the system.

The short answer is yes, yes I do.

Whether I like it or not I am either directly or indirectly funding the system at any given time. You see some governments and organisations are corrupt and there obviously is no way of telling, so just remember when you put coins into a vending machine you may have just donated to a corrupt organisation.

In recent months I have been looking into the subject of mind control and brainwashing and have learnt about many different types and projects, (some which are run by the…

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