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Covid-19 In Prison

-- Vote in Person??

- Tehran Times Interview

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1) When Covid-19 is in Your Prison

From: Karen Gedney MD -- Advocate for Prison Reform

I was a prison doctor for 30 years and battled a different virus at the start of my career in 1987. It was HIV, and killed many young men before we had any drugs that worked. COVID-19 can kill more AND medical and custody staff can bring it into their homes and the community. WHICH WAY WHAT WE DO NOW MATTERS. If you have ever worked in a prison you know that 'social distancing' will not work. How do you do that when 120 men sleep in one room, share 10 toilets, one urinal and 12 showers (when they are all working, which is rare.)

Name: Dr. Karen Gedney

Group: DRG Consulting, LLC

Dateline: Carson City, NV United States

Direct Phone: 775-720-8611



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2) It is Too Late to Fix Vote-by-Mail!!!  from Gregg Fraley --

It would be great if this problem of mail-in voting could be fixed before the election. That would be the sensible thing. That said, I'm convinced as I write this on August 15th it's already too late, because the seeds of doubt are planted. Even if the Post Office did an amazing job of processing ballots, which I know they could do if not hamstrung, the doubt, and the post-election goofiness, is pretty much guaranteed. I wish this were not so. Our best bet, in my view, is to vote in-person if you possibly can. A clear majority winner will prevent much trouble for us all.

Here's my handy 27-point check list for in-person voting,

Name: Gregg Fraley

Group: KILN Ideas, Ltd.

Dateline: Three Oaks, MI United States

Direct Phone: 773-251-8567



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3) The Tehran Times Talks to Mark Dankof on JCPOA, Trump, Bolton, and Empire

From: Mark Dankof's America

Tehran Times: The UN Security Council has rejected the US proposal to extend the Iran arms embargo. In this regard Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) has said that "It wasn't a defeat. It was a rout." Is that such a catastrophic result for the U.S.? Mark Dankof: It was a deserved rout and an absolute embarrassment and foreign policy catastrophe for the United States. I am among those on the American Right who supported, and still support JCPOA. Pat Buchanan and David Stockman are two other examples, Stockman having written an outstanding defense of the treaty in several places. He has also rightly attacked Trump for the Soleimani Assassination.

Name: Mark Dankof

Title: Investigative Journalist

Group: Mark Dankof's America

Dateline: Windcrest, TX United States

Direct Phone: 210-807-2268



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4) Covid 19: If you DON'T want to LOSE your Marriage & your Affair!


The lack of emotional intimacy that plagues so many marriages, causing most of the 60% divorce rate in the US, is the same reason that most affairs end. This fascinating commonality is caused by a spouse's inability to motivate any partner to deep, loving intimacy whether at home or in secret. Without the ability to merge with your partner into a loving couple with one cooperative outlook, can you expect lifelong love, passion and commitment?

Name: Susan Allan

Group: The Marriage Forum Inc.

Dateline: Santa Barbara, CA United States

Main Phone: 805-695-8405

Cell Phone: 818-314-1200



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5) Happy Acts in Mysterious Ways

From: Keith P. Felty -- Author, Happiness Expert & Trial Attorney

Several months into a pandemic and things keep getting better. You are not going to hear that virtually anywhere else. Why? The unhappy deathly fear happiness.

If you would like a true update on COVID 19, look no further. Happiness is not pleasure and it is not short term joy. Happiness is an end and only comes from many, many pursuits that all add up to the end point. In short, you have to act, not just dream. COVID 19 fear or displeasure is merely a momentary snapshot in time for happy people; it is THE END for the unhappy and serves to hold them in a static state of perpetual negativity. They love it and they will exploit it as long as unhappily possible.

Here's where the happiness is now.

Time—the stay at home orders, the work at home time and lack of hectic mornings, long commutes and the trappings of being servants to the "grind" are gone for so many. Now, we may work efficiently, be more relaxed and focus on the job at hand. We have time for happy-pursuing hobbies, side hustle work and some quiet, peaceful reflection. Control over time promotes happiness. The unhappy dread individual control of their own destiny because it portends responsibility. Only happy people are responsible for their own actions.

Family matters—More time at home means more time and focus on family. Kids are home, mom & dad (hopefully and ideally) are at home and relationships cannot help but get closer. The grind of travel sports, all-night homework and scattered meal times have morphed into everyone at the dinner table, family movie nights, altogether walks in the neighborhood and maybe even dusting off the bicycles. There are countless stories out there right now of moms who have rediscovered their purpose. That may be the best result of all from this so-called crisis.

Fitness—if you're not getting healthier and more fit during this time gifted time, then you're not trying to be happier. There is nothing good about obesity and ill health no matter how many self esteem books you read. Happiness of body brings happiness of mind. The latter does not EVER come without the former though most people think the opposite. There are mirrors, flights of stairs, elbows brushing against love handles and myriad other reminders of an unfit body. COVID has provided the time but you must act and make the effort.

Unplugging from the unwanted—COVID has also provided the perfect opportunity to cut ties and disconnect from the toxic people who have done nothing to make our lives better. The gossips at work, the envious friend, the over-bearing relative, or the over zealous client. Ridding your life of negative, unhappy people makes pursuit of happiness more possible and leads to a happier life.

Folks often say God works in mysterious ways. So He does and we may witnessing a profound irony. What the unhappy thought would help their cause of spreading unhappiness will actually do the opposite as we continue to get better and better day by day.

Name: Keith P. Felty

Title: Author & Trial Attorney

Group: americathehappyplace.com

Dateline: Canton, MI United States

Direct Phone: 734-891-6795



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6) 'It Breaks My Heart': Dr. Carol Swain Calls Out 'White Shamers'


Name: Carol M. Swain



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7) "How Technology Will Change Our Daily Future"

From: Dr. Nilda Perez -- Futurist, Business Foresight Strategist, Speaker, Author


Our Guest

Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ahead. Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).

Name: Dr. Nilda Perez

Title: Futurist | Business Strategist

Group: Foresight Strategies Group

Dateline: New Hampton, NY United States

Direct Phone: 470-208-7415




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Name: Mitchell Davis
Dateline: Washington, DC United States
Direct Phone: 202-333-5000
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