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Bullying

Defend. Protect.

When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose … We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. – Meryl Streep, Golden Globes, Jan. 8, 2016 Our lives are built on information. We interpret it. … Continue reading »

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How I managed with dyslexia as a firefighter

When I started work as a firefighter, I wasn’t in a position where I had to do a lot writing for or to other people. At school I taught myself how to memorize things in a most amazing way, because I struggled to read. I listened very well in meetings and when I was briefed … Continue reading »

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Stalking

Definition: Stalking – Any pervasive and unwelcome pattern of pursuing contact with another individual. Hunting and Haunting:  While most of us are taught to be most fearful of strangers, in most cases of stalking the perpetrator is someone known to the victim. The stalker may be a family member, friend, spouse, co-worker, partner, ex-spouse or … Continue reading »

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What You Can Do About Donald Trump’s Bullying

Donald Trump turned up the volume on the bullying rhetoric last week, escalating his attacks on Megyn Kelly by calling her “sick” and urging a boycott of her show. FOX News and several of Kelly’s colleagues stepped up to defend her against the excoriating harassment. Others did not. In this public dynamic where people are increasingly getting hurt, … Continue reading »

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Texas pool party cop changed my mind about the World Police and Fire Games

I’ve decided not to go to compete in the World Fire and Police Games after seeing a video posted to YouTube showing the police response to reports of fighting at a pool party in Texas, USA. Just days after that video went viral online showing him yanking a 14-year-old bikini-clad girl to the ground and kneeling … Continue reading »

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Stop nationalism and racism in Sports

Partly why I left the UK ( and Europe ) last year was because of far right groups like like UKIP, National Front (NF) , British National Party ( BNP ). These racist and fascist groups are getting stronger as they aim at building their own evil networks across the continent. If you are from … Continue reading »

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Do you think this white girl is in denial of racisim?

I came across a girl on Facebook this week that says she hates black people & wishes they were dead….. but Isn’t racist! Here is the link here: Girl Says She Hates Black People & Wishes They Were Dead….. But Isn’t Racist! And here is the link to the comments after I shared this on … Continue reading »

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Why I regret whistle-blowing (And Maybe You Should Too)

Whistle-blowers are usually motivated by a sense of social justice. It can be an act of free speech. It can also destroy your life — something that almost happened to me. Before I go there, let me just point out the most startling example of this in recent times. That is none other than US whistle-blower, Edward … Continue reading »

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The ugly truth about racism in sports

After a week where racism raised its ugly head in football as Chelsea fans abused a man in the Paris Metro station, Mo Farah also added his own anecdote of discrimination.  The BBC Sport reported last Friday that Olympic champion Farah had hit out at Great Britain team-mate Andy Vernon after an implied racial slur from Vernon. … Continue reading »

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Bullying then and now

First off, I should admit, that I have just turned 50. I hate to admit that, but for the purpose of this blog, it’s necessary. Because I can relate, from the “then” side of this issue. I was bullied. It happens and if it is not addressed it can lead to violence and aggression. It’s a … Continue reading »

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