Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Via JMG: How Laid-Off Gay Journalist Jarrett Hill Realized That Melania Had Plagiarized The First Lady [VIDEO]



Adding extra deliciousness to an already entertaining plagiarism scandal is that journalist Jarrett Hill, who first picked up on it, belongs to two of the GOP’s most-reviled minorities. Via the New York Times:
Mr. Hill, a television journalist who was recently laid off, said in an interview that one of Ms. Trump’s lines — the words “strength of your dreams” — caught his attention as he was watching on his computer from a Starbucks in Los Angeles, juggling Facebook chats and browsing Twitter.
“It kind of made me pause for a minute,” Mr. Hill said. “I remembered that line from Michelle Obama’s speech.”
Mr. Hill, 31, found the clip of Mrs. Obama’s speech online and noticed that parts of the two speeches sounded the same. He then realized that a larger portion appeared to have been borrowed as he continued to examine both.
“I thought, ‘That’s legit plagiarism,’ ” said Mr. Hill, who described himself as a supporter of President Obama. “‘Someone took this piece and plugged in their own information.’”
Hill appeared on CNN this afternoon to defend himself from wingnut claims that he’s a “paid plant from the Clinton campaign.”

Make the jump here to read the full article and see the video and more at JMG

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor día- Flower of the day - 19/07/2016

“Às vezes, o que te impede de manifestar os seus dons e talentos para a realização do seu propósito é o medo da grandeza da sua alma. Muitas vezes, o maior medo não é o de sentir dor, mas simde ir além dela e se deparar com algo que está além dos domínios do ego e da mente, além das suas referências. Você tem medo de se mover em direção ao desconhecido, à algo que você não domina. Embora isso seja tudo o que você quer; embora seja extremamente prazeroso crescer, expandir e desenvolver sua força, você tem medo. Você tem medo de ser livre. Mas a realização do propósito da alma está intrinsicamente relacionada à liberdade.”

“A veces, lo que te impide manifestar tus dones y talentos para la realización de tu propósito es el miedo a la grandeza de tu alma. Muchas veces, el mayor miedo no es el de sentir dolor, sino atravesarla y encontrarse con algo que está más allá de los dominios del ego y de la mente, más allá de tus referencias. Tienes miedo de moverte en dirección a lo desconocido, hacia algo que no dominas. Aunque esto sea todo lo que quieras; aunque sea extremadamente placentero crecer, expandirse y desarrollar tu fuerza, tienes miedo. Tienes miedo de ser libre. Pero la realización del propósito del alma está intrínsecamente relacionada con la libertad.”

“Sometimes, what prevents us from manifesting our gifts and talents to help accomplish our higher purpose is the fear of embracing the greatness ofour soul. Often times, the biggest fear is not of feeling pain, but rather to go past it and to encounter something beyond the dominion of the ego and the mind, surpassing all of our reference points. We are afraid to move in the direction of the unknown, towards something that we have not yet mastered. Even if it is everything we desire. Even though it is extremely pleasurable to grow, to expand and develop our strength, we still fear this. We are afraid of being free. However, fulfilling the purpose of the soul is intrinsically related to freedom.”

Via Daily Dharma / July 19, 2016: Beauty of the Nameless

Taking a walk
I saw
a wildflower.

Not knowing its name
I saw
its beauty only.

—Ok-Koo Kang Grosjean, "Like a Leaping Carp"

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