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VIRGINIA’S GOVERNOR SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR TREASON!

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency, claiming he’s afraid of the 2nd Amendment proponents who plan to march on the Virginia state capitol on Monday, Jan. 20th—Virginia’s annual “Lobby Day”—to protest the Democrats’ restrictive new gun laws.

From the look of the latest mainstream “media” *cough* (propaganda) reports, the tyrannical Governor is expecting another “Charlottesville” situation, since three “white supremacists” were recently accused of preparing to “target” the protest.

CHARLOTTESVILLE 2.0

https://youtu.be/U61Pv2eVbck

As part of his State of Emergency, Northam has already banned guns around the state’s Capitol.

Many Patriots believe that Virginia’s Democratic-controlled legislature plans to prevent a large turnout for Monday’s protest. They’re also plotting to create conditions that will inevitably lead to gunshots and maybe even death.

Once the “false flag” violence happens, the Democrats will use it to justify stripping away our Constitutional rights. They will try to portray gun owners as terrorists in order to justify state-wide martial law and the confiscation of all firearms.

Democrats are apparently hoping to destabilize America with a regional civil war and widespread chaos in their continuing efforts to oust President Trump from office.

On Thursday, Governor Northam claimed that the “potential for civil unrest” warrants an executive order filled with deliberately deceptive information that lays the groundwork for framing gun owners as terrorists.

The document states that armed militias intend to storm Virginia’s Capitol with “violence, rioting, and insurrection.”

PART OF A MORE INSIDIOUS PLAN

Conservative news outlets such as Newsbusters say that CNN will blame Second Amendment supporters for violence caused by Antifa operatives disguised as Trump supporters.

NewsTarget.com published a report on Dec. 19, 2019, saying that Virginia’s new restrictive anti-gun legislation is part of a bigger plan to “deploy roadblocks at both the county and state levels to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens (at gunpoint, of course) as part of a deliberate effort to spark a shooting war with citizens.”

Such violence may be used to justify a United Nations occupation of America and the overthrow of President Trump and the Republic. “Such action will, of course, also result in the attempted nationwide confiscation of all firearms from private citizens, since all gun owners will be labeled ‘domestic terrorists’ if they resist,” warns the report.

THIS IS TREASON

Gov. Ralph Northam, who wholeheartedly approves of late term abortions, wants to confiscate your guns.

Calling for the DOJ to “arrest Northam and his top Democrat co-conspirators for attempting to carry out acts of treason against the United States of America,” NewsTarget observes that the Department of Justice is likely working with the corrupt “Deep State” to take down Trump and keep the Patriots unarmed while they plot the overthrow of America.

“If the DOJ won’t do its job and arrest Northam for treason, it’s probably only a matter of time before the good people of Virginia decide to put their own house in order by arresting and removing these treasonous criminals from public office. This is why Virginia’s lawless, dangerous Democrats keep changing all the rules to shore up their own power.”

NewsTarget.com

Virginia’s radical new laws are designed to destroy Second Amendment rights through sale transfer and registration bills.

Gun control is really about government’s control of law-abiding citizens!

The corrupt Virginia government has also introduced a bill to eliminate voter ID and changed the goalpost on the number of signatures needed to petition the Governor and other delegates’ removal from office.

A recent casting call for “Crisis Actors” in Virginia could be the proverbial “smoking gun”.

Ad reportedly calling for paid “crisis actors” to perform on January 20th.

According to President Trump on Twitter, “Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!”

This treasonous Governor wants to make the Second Amendment seem radical. But it’s OUR RIGHT to keep and bear arms!

God bless Virginia Patriots as they fight for our rights.

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SANDMANN DEFEATS FAKE NEWS

The Indian spoke with forked tongue!

WINNING!
Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann defeats fake news by hitting CNN in the wallet!‬
‪The propaganda-spewing media outlet has agreed to settle his $275 million case against them—for an undisclosed amount. ‬

FAKE NEWS ABUSED THIS BOY

The Sandmann lawsuit against CNN was filed in March and stated: “CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child.”

Leftist kids get a pass…

😁🍾🎉🇺🇸

NEXT UP: NBC and the Washington Post. Sandmann’s lawyers have said they will also go after Gannett, which owns The Enquirer.

Mainstream news outlets claimed his smile was “smug”, but Sandmann was just trying not to cause trouble.
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Business Advice from Seasoned CEO’s

When a Star Employee Quits

It’s difficult to let good talent go, but experts agree that counter-offers are not usually the answer to a bombshell resignation. The experience should instead serve as a lesson for employers who value their best producers.

Author’s Note: This blog post is being published today in honor of a great businessman and father, Jack Roseman. Mr. Roseman died in hospice on Monday. He was 88.

The Roseman Family

The Pittsburgh Business Times called him a “pioneer of Pittsburgh’s tech community as an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, educator and mentor.” But to me, Jack Roseman was a friend; and kind of a father-figure.

I grew up in the Roseman household as his daughter Shari’s BFF. Today, his eldest daughter, Laura, is one of my dearest friends, despite having started out as one of my babysitters.

Our moms were also besties; along with our dads. I’m getting emotional just thinking about the reunion that’s going on in Heaven right now! Days like this make me miss my parents.

Anyway, I wrote this article several years ago for a Human Resource industry magazine. Jack was my go-to CEO!

In honor of his memory, I plan to publish a series of business articles I’ve penned over the years for various magazines, newspapers and websites.

This series will eventually become a book, so stay tuned…

A LETTER OF RESIGNATION

Shawn Layden’s leaked resignation letter reveals what’s really behind the power struggle at PlayStation.

If a valuable employee – one of your best revenue producers – tells you that they’re leaving your company for better compensation, should you try to tempt them to stay with a counter-offer?

A study conducted by England-based Communicate Recruitment Solutions reveals that most employers have never made a counter-offer; and most employees would not accept one.

Jack Roseman, director of the Pittsburgh-based Roseman Institute; which provides coaching, mentoring and negotiating assistance to CEOs of growing enterprises, says that employers must seek out the underlying truth from an employee who says they’re resigning over deficient compensation.

“There are good reasons and there are real reasons; tell me the real reason,” is the proper response for an employer to give to the employee who says they’re leaving over money,” says Roseman.

“People don’t usually leave for more money. In most cases, it’s because they’re unhappy with the company, and it’s the job of the employer to find out why they’re leaving and if they have a legitimate gripe.”

—Jack Roseman

Roseman suggests that an employee who is particularly valued in a company be asked to stay and work things out with the management.  “it’s not really how much you make today, it’s what happens over the continuum of time,” he explains, adding that even during those instances when a real injustice occurs, it’s still ill-advised to give an immediate raise or counter-offer. 

“Instead, you say, ‘Let’s see if things can get better over time.’ A counter-offer opens the door for blackmail, but maybe you can create an atmosphere they would be happier in? Pay can always be fixed over time if the employee has faith in you and faith in the company,” says Roseman.

LOOK AT IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY

James Lock, CEO of Communicate, says that counter-offers are nothing more than last-ditch attempts to keep someone within a business.

“They make employers and their companies look needy and should never be relied upon for long term success,” says Lock, adding that the best way to retain high performers for as long as possible is to ensure that their compensation, recognition and culture are as good as they can be.

“Then, when they do resign, you know you haven’t done anything wrong and it is simply the right time for them to move on; which is often a personal decision as much as a professional one,” says Lock.

Employers should resist the urge to react impulsively to a star employee’s announcement.

“When considering a counter-offer, ask yourself whether you would be offering the employee a pay rise or increase in responsibilities if they hadn’t resigned,” says Lock, adding that there is actually an opportunity in every resignation.

“Bringing someone with new ideas and different qualities on-board is an exciting prospect, particularly when you can dictate the level you want them to work at and a remuneration package you can afford. Good bosses should realize that personnel change is all part of the ebb and flow of running a business.”

James Lock

DON’T EVEN GO THERE

Communicate’s Managing Director, Thomas de Freitas, believes that there is never a good reason to make a counter-offer.

“Under no circumstances should an employee be tempted to stay once they have tendered their resignation,” he says, pointing out that doing so will not solve the dilemma of having to fill a vacancy and re-train a new staff member.

“Good business leaders tackle issues head-on and do not delay them until a more ‘convenient’ time.”

“Going to great lengths to retain one employee can send the wrong impression to everyone else. They will question why preferential treatment is being shown to one individual and resent their colleague being cut a special deal, especially when they had one foot out the door.”

Thomas de Freitas

The success of any business relies on the sum of its parts.

De Freitas warns, “Don’t risk the relationship with your staff for the sake of one individual.” Communicate’s study drives this point home, because it showed that most employees who do end up staying for a counter-offer will leave within six months anyway.

BE PROACTIVE

Los Angeles Attorney Richard Frey says that employers should take a proactive approach instead.

“Key employees should be under contract instead of under an at-will policy, because it defines the terms of the employment and the terms under which employment could end. This way, supervisors won’t go around making reckless decisions; they must follow a cause standard in the contract to get out of it. So, if you have a good definition of cause, the employer can protect himself.”

Joe Phelps, former CEO of Phelps, a marketing communications firm based in Santa Monica, California, also takes a proactive approach by letting his employees know exactly what they’re worth to the company. “Truly have a way of measuring people’s performance and make it available before they even ask for it,” he advises. “We don’t make counter-offers, but we also make it clear that our numbers for people’s performance are open for them to review any time. “

Phelps believes that a high rate of employee turn-over stands in the way of a company’s success. Phelps is one of the oldest independent communication agencies in Southern California.

“Our longevity is due to doing what’s right for the client and having a good, solid team that’s not always turning over,” he says. “When the CEO changes, it’s so frustrating, and it’s the same with lawyers and insurance people.

“Finding good people and keeping them is the key to keeping good clients. Do what’s right for your employees, and it will come back and help you.”

Joe Phelps

© Jill Cueni-Cohen

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Film Review of What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole

Author’s note: This article was published in a Pittsburgh magazine in 2006. Both of my parents were appalled and disturbed by my open-minded review of this groundbreaking movie. They rarely agreed on much, but they both called my article “absolute rubbish”. #triggered

Is there a scientific explanation for spirituality? Are we connected with other beings and the entire universe at large? And what the #$*! is quantum physics?

“What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole” is the extended Director’s Cut of the original documentary movie titled, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?”, which was released in 2004. Both films portray the journey of a depressed professional photographer (played by Academy Award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin) as she begins to comprehend that if she changes the negative way she thinks, she can actually change her life.

Interspersed with interviews from an eclectic collection of scientists, doctors and mystics, as well as extraordinary animated sequences that take the viewer into the wacky world of our own cells, What the BLEEP… is as confusing as it is inspiring.

QUANTUM PHYSICS CHANGED THE WORLD

Down the Rabbit Hole looks much like its predecessor, but it’s quite a bit longer, because it contains an additional 105 minutes of in-depth interviews, and introduces Dr. Quantum: an animated professor who provides supplementary explanations about the science of the incredibly small.

WAKE UP, AMERICA!

Putting forth the notion that “there’s more to the world than what we perceive,” Quantum physics is touted in the film as “a new way of thinking about yourself and the Universe.”  And in Down the Rabbit Hole, the original storyline is condensed so that the experts may have more time to clarify the links between human consciousness, the reality of daily life and quantum mechanics. 

The notion of a movie about quantum physics may be enough to send the average person scurrying over into the comedy or action section of the video store, but both films serve to awaken the mind to possibilities by teaching us about our true nature — and how it is indeed possible to affect our realities through our intentions. And if you can sit through more than two and a half hours of mind-blowing information in Down the Rabbit Hole, you may well be inspired by the additional explanations of experts, including internationally recognized pharmacologist Candace Pert, psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover, M.D and the ancient spirit Ramtha, who is channeled by a woman named JZ Knight.

By tackling subjects such as consciousness, addictions, emotion, and biology, Down the Rabbit Hole illuminates the human experience as a potential for self-realization. And its experts contend that our brains are designed to make thought more real than anything else, but our addiction to continually accessing the same emotions or the same attitudes will take us nowhere.

HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE REALITY?

Most of us are operating at an emotionally detached place, as if today were yesterday, but change means abandoning our old selves. Have you ever thought about who you could be just by changing your perception of the world?

Ramtha makes it clear that we can be the result of our own creation. “See the day as an opportunity in time to create your own reality,” says the spirit. “The day is a fertilization of infinite tomorrows.”

© Jill Cueni-Cohen

Watch the latest iteration of “What the BLEEP” below.

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ROSH HASHANAH EXPLAINED

Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important Jewish holidays. Literally translated, Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year.”

The New Year 5780 officially starts on September 30th, but all Jewish holidays begin at sundown on the evening before, so Rosh Hashanah actually begins tonight. The night before Rosh Hashanah is known as Kol Nidre, and then the holiday lasts until nightfall two days later, on Tuesday, October 1st. In regards to the Hebrew calendar, the New Year begins on the first day of the seventh Hebrew month; Tishri. 

Day of Judgement

The beginning of each year is considered a renewal; when people have the opportunity to be better, because they know that they are being judged by God. For this reason, the first day of Rosh Hashanah is officially known as the “Day of Judgment”. This is when our creator weighs the good and bad deeds each person has done throughout the previous year. He then chooses whether or not to “inscribe us in the next year’s Book of Life.” If it sounds serious, that’s because it is serious—it’s a matter of life and death!

Days of Awe

The Jewish New Year leads into a 10-day grace period, known as the Days of Awe, during which people are encouraged to take the time to repent for their sins through “teshuvah, tefilah and tzedakah,” repentance, prayer, good deeds. During the Days of Awe, Jews ask God for forgiveness and promise to reform their evil ways, so that they will be worthy enough to be inscribed into the next year’s Book of Life. In addition, God requires every Jew to make peace with anyone they had a disagreement with in the previous year. They also have to pay off their debts and think about any mistakes made in the past year.

Thinking about mistakes leads people to ponder ways in which they can do things differently in the coming year. The goal of this entire process is to be inscribed in the Book of Life, because those who do evil and don’t repent risk having their names inscribed in the Book of Death and Misfortune.

“L’shana tova!” is how Jews greet each other during their New Year. Translated from Hebrew, it means “Have a good New Year”. Another popular greeting echoes the goal of living another year, “L’shana tova tika tevu” – may you be inscribed for a good New Year!

Cast Away Your Sins

It’s a tradition for Jews to symbolically cast off their sins into a body of running water. This is known as tashlikh, and the ceremony takes place just before sunset on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. During this time, we recall the last verses of the prophet Micah (7:19), “He will take us back in love; He will cover up our iniquities. You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

People who aren’t Jewish are surprised to learn that the Hebrew calendar date of Rosh Hashanah is not celebrated on the first day of the year. According to the Torah, the month of Nisan is really the first month.  “From now on, this month will be the first month of the year for you. (Exodus 12:2) Nisan is the month when Passover is celebrated.

Tishri, as mentioned previously, is the seventh month. The Babylonians may have had a hand in the origins of this tradition, but the rabbis who lived during the years following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE proclaimed this particular date to be the anniversary of the momentous day when humanity was created.

Celebrate 5780!

On Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey are a blessing.

During the Rosh Hashanah meal, it’s customary to wish each other a “sweet New Year.” This typically happens as everyone dips apple slices into honey; a gesture which is seen as a blessing for “a sweet New Year”. 

One way to make this tradition more fun is to do a honey tasting, especially if you have access to local honeys and a variety of versions. 

©️Jill Cueni-Cohen