Can I Create or Obtain a Personal Bot to Get my Identity Back?

In early 1990, I began attending The American University in Washington DC while a dear friend continued as an undergrad at Santa Clara University in California. Thanks to her having remarkable computer savvy, she came up with a brilliant method for us to communicate with one-another across the country without the extraordinary price of long distance telephone calls. We went into the University's mainframe systems Lab in August of 1990 and she showed me how to utilize Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS), to chat with one another on two computers.  It was amazing at the time and it was a good way to stay in touch. A few weeks later, I was typing to my friend when suddenly, another conversation began….”Hi! I’m Mark. Where are you?”  I replied, “I’m Rebecca and why are you on my computer?” He worked for an Intelligence Community Agency and we went on to become very good friends. I learned relatively quickly that the Intelligence Community, US Military and Academia were all sudden…

How to Effectively Combat Fire & Fury with Bureaucratic Tenacity

Tom Steyer, Oprah Winfrey, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Bill Maher,, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten GillibrandBarack & Michelle Obama, and (if you are still able) Hillary, Bill, Chelsea & The Clinton Foundation here’s a strategic suggestion to advance our country toward an outcome that I honestly believe each of you want—help disenfranchised Americans to reinstate their ability to vote.

Don't just say that you want to help. Promote and fund the multiple grass roots operations out there to assist elderly, persons with disabilities, deployed military who come back and find they are erased from the voter rolls and all other currently disenfranchised voters in getting the required identification and transportation to polling sites. Don't wait for SCOTUS to come back on Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute telling you that purging doesn't violate the National Voter Registration Act. State…

Like it or not Ladies, it is Time to Bite the Bullet and Step Up to Serve

OK American ladies; I think we need to finally begin to strategically look at what we can do as a group to save ourselves, our children, our men and our government. Before we get distracted by the shiny marbles and trinkets that are spinning around us constantly from Al Franken and John Conyers and Bill Clinton; to Blake Farenthold (and even though Roy Moore was kept from stampeding his way into congress on that poor horse “Sassy”).

We are already forgetting that harassment and borderline pedophilia has been around for centuries and certainly is not a new issue in Congress. Former Florida congressman Mark Foley and Former New York congressman Anthony Wiener, former Republican U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert and all of the ones we haven't heard about yet, who led to congress to pay out $17 million in settlements. While power does come with responsibility; integrity is far more important than either of them—and we as both a gender and a nation have fallen down on the job of requir…

The Circular Process of Funding Emergency Response Operations

Now that I am on the ground working an operation, let’s take a few minutes to do an overview of the role Red Cross fills during a response. The medical field has a good term for this role: Triage.

In the beginning of any incident (from a terrorist incident to natural disaster), triage roles include search and rescue for the first responders (Firemen, Law Enforcement, National Guard, and Red Cross). This is to address immediate medical need to keep people alive; nothing more; nothing less.  Triage wards of a hospital are similar: Get the person in, keep them alive, get them to the next stage of recovery, get the next person in and start the process again until there are no more people in a life-threatening situation. This is a laborious and constant process. In a disaster response, this is where the Red Cross role is situated. Money comes from a donor and goes to finance to report, record and log the donation. Then the money goes in a fund that acquisition uses for the various needed ite…

How Trump Convinced Americans to Give up Meat Space and Consent to Live in Augmented Reality

I have been shaking my head every morning for the past several months trying to conceive of a strategy or desire that would encourage Trump to behave in the various erratic and unpredictable ways that he has over the past 205 days he has been in office. It has crossed over from the standard laymen to writing for Rolling Stone and USA Today that provide second-hand diagnoses of “malignant narcissism” from accredited psychologists at Johns Hopkins University to more speculative hypothetical diagnoses like “CARB Syndrome” and Dementia. The anomalies that keep occurring indicate that Trump could even be in stages of sundown delirium stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The problem is that his behavior appears too consistent to be completely random, and yet too erratic to be entirely deliberate.

One factor that may be helpful is to consider what a person who worked in entertainment for a long period of time would learn hosting an unreal reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.Trump received extensive…

Why the Edge of this Cliff Looks so Familiar—& How to Avoid a Societal Cataclysm