The media is running sexual harassment stories as much as a crack addict uses drugs. To the point that we say “This is crazy, it can’t be that bad” and it’s not.
First lets look at the definition of Sexual Harassment:
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. (Wikipedia)
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that tends to create a hostile or offensive work environment. (Legal definition)
The one thing that both of these definitions shared is that sexual harassment is determined by the accuser. When and if it gets to court is when the accused has a say.
Not too fair. Why do we say “not to fair?” Because in America, you are innocent until proven guilty. Unless the media wants to make money on you and then, your guilty by public opinion.
So why is the media going crazy over these stories? The answer is really simple. They have nothing else to report. The media is a business that makes its money over your reactions of a situation. If you have no reaction, they make no money. Want the stories to end, ignore them.
So what do all of these stories do to society as a whole?
It really screws with societies head. Let’s look at the harsh truth. Hollywood and the entertainment community including the political realm is full of sex stories. Who doesn’t know this? Now you add people with normal lives that want some type of excitement and you have a story.
Another harsh truth. Most sexual harassment lawsuits never make it to court. Mainly for two reasons. The accused has no money to sue for or the accusations are fabricated. You see sexual harassment is a civil issue and the state only gets involved if a state law is broken.
People need to realize that not everybody acts the same way everywhere in the world. And for you to expect proper english and manners from everybody, you yourself could be insulting others and not even realizing it.
Like: Hispanic folks are a very touchy, kissy group of people. If you’re a friend or family member, you are going to get kisses and hugs. By everybody. Don’t freak. It’s a complement.
People in the inner city cuss and tease a lot. It’s not meant to be mean, it’s just their vocabulary skills and how they show good intention to others. If somebody drops the “F” bomb every 3rd word, or teases you, calm down. Realize where you are. If they cuss in front of you in a normal conversation, they like you. It’s not sexual harassment.
Finally: If you wear clothing that is “eye candy” to others. Why are you shock that they responded in an aroused way? You wore the clothes to create a reaction. You got a reaction. Deal with it and if it’s a reaction you didn’t want, don’t wear the “eye candy.”
The way people act towards veterans makes me wonder why did I serve. The same people I promise to protect, with the crappy pay I got, the shitty jobs I did, giving my life if needed. Act like I am a loser for what I did. They either use me to better theirselves or avoid me at all cost.
So let me tell you what I think of all of you.
Socialist and liberals: I really look at you as the lowest form of human life. I keep telling myself “they have a right to their opinion.” But being honest, if you were broke down on the side of the road, I wouldn’t stop to help. Your constant whining and bitching about how nothing is fair is really on my nerves and not in a good way. Grow up, realize life is what it is and put on your “big boy pants.”
Politicians: I am sick and tired of lying politicians. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good ones that are really trying to fix an agreement I signed with the government and make the government comply with that agreement.
I’m talking to the politicians who claim they are trying to fix things and never do a damn thing. If all of the politicians who claim they are working on this matter actually did work on it, it would be fixed.
But you use me as a crutch to retain your office. You are my enemy. I hate you.
Whining veterans: Who blame all of their life problems because you served and then want me to give them money. I’m over your crap. I served, fought my mental issues and won. Just because you served doesn’t mean I need to kiss your butt. It means you adapt and conquer. You embarrass me and I try not to rip you a new rear end.
V.F.W. and American Legion: I have a personal issue with you. When I came home from Beirut, I came to you for guidance and advise on how to handle everyday issues back in the civilian world. To this day I will always remember what you told me. “Kid, you weren’t in a real war. Go away.”
Now you tell me I can come to you, become a member, join my brothers in arms, because your membership is dying off and you need somebody to bury you when you croak. Kiss my ass, you self-centered, self gratifying piece of shit. Your actions alone have caused me 30 years of silence on if I served or not.
Socialist Cities: You have a “gay day parade.” Telling children it’s great to have diversity and they should welcome a persons choice in life but do nothing for your police, fire or military. The people you turn to when something goes wrong. Hell, you asked the military to intervene and remove a President recently. Because you didn’t like to outcome of an election.
I laugh at your taxes while listening to the people cry about them. I guess people are just that stupid to allow themselves to be insulted and enslave. I did do my best to protect their right to be retarded and I’m happy to see I succeeded.
Finally, if you still feel you need to thank me. Please don’t. I don’t need your sympathy. I have managed my nightmares, sleeping shakes, waking up in sweat all by myself. I fought my demons and won. All by myself. No government intervention, no organization intervention or anything. But if you still want to thank me, grow, become better, show me by means of your actions that you value your God given rights.
I often think I was a fool to serve in the military. I should have allowed the bad people to come here and kill you. I thought I was doing something that mattered but people don’t care, not then or now.
All I do know is: I am a person that others wished would go away and I will. If things go bad for you, if others are trying to kill you, enslave you, take away your unalienable rights, I will stay out of it. Because I have learned my lesson about people and will mind my own business.
It was 1 year ago this week when Donald Trump won the election of President. We point out highlights from then and crazy stuff happening today. Like the DNC imploding, CNN still protecting Clinton, Donna Brazile new book and much more.
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Andrea Thomas from Stephen Foster State Park joins us to talk about the dulcimer retreat that is happening Nov. 9-10th and we talk about the Festival of Lights in December. Plus Rick Schutte joined us to talk about law and the news.
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Ms. Brown and her legal team are doing everything they can think of to delay her sentencing which is schedule for November 16th. We have a list of current reasons (that she has filed) on why she needs a 4 month delay in her sentencing.
We shorten the list to just the meat of the stories. (Your welcome)
(On Oct. 24th,)
Hurricane damage to Corrine Brown’s Jacksonville home has prompted her attorneys to ask for a delay in the former congresswoman’s sentencing hearing on federal fraud charges.
The hearing is currently set for Nov. 16, but her attorneys filed a motion Tuesday, asking to push that date back.
The attorneys also said there were items and papers they planned to use during the sentencing, such as awards and letters Brown had received, that were destroyed by flooding from the storm.
The motion asks for at least a four-month delay.
(On Oct. 25th,)
Prosecutors responded Wednesday saying they aren’t aware of any other criminal case pending in Jacksonville’s federal court where a hearing scheduled nine weeks after Irma has been delayed — “much less for four months” — because of the storm.
They point to the fact that six weeks after Irma is when she’s asking to postpone sentencing, in a “bare bones” motion filed two days before she’s required to submit objections to the initial pre-sentence report (PSR).
Part of the PSR process involved Brown and Smith meeting with the probation officer who compiles the report to provide detailed background information. That happened after Irma, which “suggests that Brown is capable of preparing for her sentencing hearing as scheduled,” prosecutors argued.
They want the motion to be denied and sentencing to move forward as scheduled.
(On Oct. 26th,)
Judge Timothy Corrigan, who denied Brown’s request for a delay in the sentencing hearing, can accept that recommendation or could give Brown more or less time in prison. The maximum she could receive is more than 300 years.
The recommendation is part of a pre-sentence investigation report, compiled by a probation officer, who helps the court determine an appropriate sentence after spending four months reviewing documents, interviewing parties and weighing the evidence presented at trial.
Brown, who maintains her innocence, was among those interviewed for the report.
What helped Brown in the recommendation is her lack of criminal history, but what hurt her is that not only is she an elected official, but she hasn’t accepted any responsibility nor showed any remorse for her crimes, which tends to weigh heavily in federal court, attorneys tell the I-TEAM.
(On Oct. 31st,)
Former congresswoman Corrine Brown is being evaluated for certain medical, mental and emotional conditions that could have an impact on her upcoming sentencing on federal fraud charges, according to a new motion filed by her attorney. The motion once again asks a federal judge to delay the sentencing, currently set for Nov. 16.
In this second motion, Smith states that the presentence report, which was prepared by a federal probation officer and released Oct. 12, recommends a “significant and lengthy prison time,” while Brown is seeking a sentence of probation. Smith states that he has the task of developing mitigating circumstances for sentencing.
The motion then states that the presentence report doesn’t have enough information about Brown’s medical and physical condition, adding that she is still “undergoing testing and evaluation by physicians.” Smith suggests that the findings would be significant with regard to Brown’s sentencing. The motion makes similar arguments with regard to Brown’s mental and emotional condition, and states she is “still undergoing evaluative treatment regarding the implications of certain abnormalities.”
Smith also argues that the presentence report doesn’t contain enough information about Brown’s history of charitable service and history of good works prior to her indictment in connection with One Door for Education. The motion argues that numerous documents related to that history were destroyed at Brown’s home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and that more time is needed to reconstruct those documents, or to recreate the documentation through interviews.
The motion also addresses the condition of Brown’s home itself, which was “extensively damaged during Hurricane Irma.” It states she has not been able to live in her home, has been trying to repair the home and needs more time to finish that process.
(On Nov. 3rd)
A federal judge denied former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s second request to delay her sentencing Friday, saying all the concerns she raised were solvable.
“While Ms. Brown’s latest motion raises additional issues that she contends warrant a continuance, they are all matters that can be readily addressed at the sentencing hearing,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan wrote.
The ruling means Brown’s sentencing hearing for her 18 felony convictions remains scheduled for Nov. 16.
In seeking the delay, Brown’s attorney said this week that a pre-sentencing report – which isn’t publicly available – recommended “significant and lengthy prison time,” and that Brown needed time to make her case for probation instead.