Happiness is Freedom. Freedom is Trust. Trust is Character.

I will share with you my recent experience about my broken heart – misplaced trust. But. It is the Fourth of July. So here’s a video about why I love the holiday. It does have to do with trust. But today should be a day of celebration and gratitude. Plenty of time for bitching later in the week! Haha.

When You Trust The Wrong Person

I’m such a sucker.

From dating horrible guys to marrying the wrong guy(s) – you’d think I’d have learned by now who to trust.

But, in fairness, we learn as we go along.

And, in fairness, I recognize danger much more quickly than I once did (perhaps it’s because I rarely drink anymore?).

Perhaps it’s because as I’ve become older, I rarely feel the overwhelming desire for status.

Seeking status is human nature, but it’s very easy to corrupt your character for the risk of Being Number One (or, number 20. Just as long as you’re not on the bottom heap).

I’d by lying if I said I still didn’t care about status, however, not as much as I once did.

I do still care about looking good and striving to do my best, but that’s not about status, that’s about wanting to be the best person I can be. That’s human nature.

For me, being the ‘best person I can be’ also includes warning people when I spot frauds and phonies.

When I have bad experiences.

Yes, being nice is GOOD. It’s wonderful. And 95% of the time, I am really nice. At least, I hope I am.

Being nice is actually EASY. It rarely pisses anyone off (except atheists – they are really never happy anyway. Unless they are watching Star Wars).

Stepping up and disagreeing with or questioning popular organizations or people is not a fun place to be caught in.

But, one thing I have tried extremely hard to do is tell the truth.  Because I want to be able to trust someone else. I want to be able to let my guard down and just enjoy myself, or pursue goals.

I want someone to not only believe in, but I want to TRUST that person or organization. You waste a-lot of energy when you are unable to trust.

You lose focus when you lose trust.

You lose freedom when you lose trust and faith in whatever it is you believed in, because you then spend time chiding yourself for believing in that person (or organization) for the time you wasted when you could have been with someone (or something else).

Your heart breaks.

Isn’t there someone, anyone, anywhere, that will give you a soft place to land when you’ve had turbulence in your life?

And when do you, as a person, stop providing a soft place to land for that person, that family, that friend, that job, that has abused your trust and your heart?

And how can you trust yourself to make the right choices in the future?

Who can you believe in anymore?

Well, I have the answer.

And I also want to admit my latest stupid disappointment – mostly in myself for not having known better in the first place.

And I’ll tell you tomorrow.

Joshua Smith is a Lawyer? Say What?

 

I read an interesting story about Twitter banning a “Conservative Lawyer” named Josh Smith on Breitbart.com

Josh Smith

Josh Smith or Dan Nusbaum? 

Ironically, right after that, Mr. Smith joined “WeSearch” – a research group put together by Chuck C Johnson and Pax.

Josh Smith “Cornell” graduate seemed extremely full of himself. He really, really, seemed to dislike women. He always refers to people he didn’t like as retarded, autistic, having ADHD, etc.

He is obsessed with the young women who recently came forward to accuse frat boys of raping them.

He wanted to place a bounty on the victim of the Stanford rape so he could shame her publicly.

He constantly talked about his youtube videos and how brilliant they were.

They are literally the most boring videos I’ve ever seen.

I’ve taken clips of the one defending Brock Turner (his video was almost three hours long, but not to worry, I’ve shortened it to only a few minutes. Pay attention to the part where he thinks the victim should be grateful Brock raped her outside the dumpster, and not IN the dumpster!)

I found it very, very, difficult to believe he was a lawyer.

From his Google + Profile he wrote about his “My Guidelines About Following (Circling) Others

Generally speaking, if you circle me, I will circle you back within a reasonable time.  I will not circle you back, however, for any one (or more) of the following reasons:

  1. You do not have a profile image. 

Cover images are nice, of course, and indicate that you are serious about Google+, but I do not view a cover image as a requirement.  At a bare minimum, however, you must have a profile image.

  1. Your profile contains “indicia of shadiness.” 

By this, I mean that your profile meets certain criteria which would tend to indicate that you are not who you claim to be, that you are not serious about using Google+, or that your intentions for using Google+ are, in any way, not “above board” (e.g., spam distribution, criminal activity).”

I found this interesting, as when doing research, a paper he cited as having authored while at Cornell was actually listed under a different name:

The Craziest Reform of Them All: A Critical Analysis – Scholarship …

scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article…

Legal Information Institute

by DJ Nusbaum – ‎2002 – ‎Cited by 26 – ‎Related articles

inclusion in Cornell Law Review by an authorized administrator of … Daniel J. Nusbaum, The Craziest Reform of Them All: A Critical Analysis of the …

There is a Daniel Nusbaum who sued his employer: http://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2813&context=thirdcircuit_2009

High nor low, I could not find any evidence of a Joshua Smith as attending Cornell.

So, is “Joshua Smith” assuming the identity of Daniel Nusbaum (but remember, Josh does not approve of anyone acting “shady” – so I doubt this could possibly be him!) Or is Joshua Smith actually Daniel Nusbaum?

Either way – Joshua Smith who is now back on Twitter as SallyKohnFans https://twitter.com/SallyKohnFans

displays his vulgar hatred toward women (and anyone who doesn’t agree with him) in such a way that I have to wonder if he might be mentally ill.

One thing is sure, he has been on many “conservative” shows, has been written about in Breitbart (for having his Twitter account suspended) and if no one checked on his story that he was a lawyer, then shame on them. Just looking at his “law” website that looks as if it were designed by a 7th grader is enough to raise red flags.

I am not a fan of political correctness, but this Josh Smith uses the excuse of “war on white men” to screech like a hamster with its head stuck in a spinning wheel. There are true “freedom warriors” – and they understand what is decent.

Joshua “I went to Cornell” Smith is not to ever be mistaken with a Conservative or even an ALTright.

And if he is a ‘lawyer’ – for all the time he spends Tweeting, making Youtube videos, and on Slack’s WeSearch – he obviously has no work. Shocking, I know. He goes on and on and on about how how wonderful he is and how much more smarter he is than anyone else. Lawyers don’t do this. They know how to use language to persuade without attacking. Or at least to hide their attack under glittering language.

Joshua Smith? I think he’s delusional. But let him prove it to you: He refers to himself as H.E. Pennypacker (a character Kramer played in Seinfeld) Here he is suggesting there be a bounty (pay people to find information) on the Victim of the Stanford Rape.