Well, it seems as though a hobby of mine and some friends has turned into a labor of love. We started making some gifts and accessories at the sewing machine for an upcoming craft show and it has turned into something over and above; as people have been viewing our crafts and then…requesting things of their own. To continue reading: Write Where You Are
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Posted in baby, Beauty, books, Creating, fashion, friendship, gifts, ideas, inspiration, Labor, love, making money, Passion, tagged accessories, crafting, crafts, friends, Fun, gifts, handsewn purses and handbags, hobby, Pinterest, sewing, tote bags on February 6, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Posted in abuse, anger, Business, children, crime, emotions, family, finances, Frustration, future, government, husband, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, loss, missing, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, trust, tagged abuse, Bernie Madoff, Business, business associates, children, crimes, destruction, family, finances, friends, government, guilt, guilty, honesty, innocent, investigation, June, lives, missing money, Ponzi scam, relationships, securities fraud, sentencing, trust, victims, wife on March 19, 2009| Leave a Comment »
You know that Bernie Madoff has plead his guilt to the court in the securities fraud case against him, as well as perjury; however, the investigators who are delving into this long -term Ponzi scam are allegedly, having to investigate his business associates, some of his family members, and his tax accountant too. There is so much missing money…that many observers automatically assume that the money has been hidden among those that he has personal relationships with; whether that is true or not, remains to be seen.
It leaves the impression of guilt by association, though this is unfortunate, because many of them may not have had any idea about the fraud that was taking place. I personally doubt whether he advertised the fact of what he was doing, to his friends and family; it isn’t something most people would be proud of. I am thinking about his wife in particular; did she know where the money in their lives came from? She is also allegedly, being investigated; and, unless she had direct involvement in the day-to-day business operations…how would she know what he did while he was at work?
Still, if the money in their accounts is found to be accumulated from the fraud; the government could confiscate it couldn’t they? His own family members could end up being “victims” of his actions, just as well as, those who lost so much financially! Bernie will be sentenced for his crimes in June. What the additional investigation finds, will also determine what happens to the others that are being investigated by their association with Bernie Madoff. Bernie may have plead guilty, but, if this investigation negatively impacts his friends and family…you have to wonder if he will actually feel any guilt!
In this kind of a case, the cloud of suspicion could literally destroy many more lives than those that have already been destroyed. If Bernie Madoff could admit his guilt in court…why can’t he just be honest and tell the investigators where the money is? Maybe if some of the money could be found…maybe some of the people who were ripped off could get some of their money back. If he is keeping that missing money information to himself…it could destroy those that he supposedly cares about, such as his wife, children, business associates and such. Let the guilty be found out…and the innocent be proven so; still, what if the money is found in their accounts without their having knowledge of the scam?
So many lives have been destroyed by this security fraud…this Ponzi scam this abuse of trust, it is sickening. People have lost so much of their money that they counted on to survive. It makes a person intensely frustrated and angry that Mr. Madoff will be sitting in a prison cell…getting three meals a day and all of his basic needs will be met; while his “victims” future is still up in the air. The levels of trust and responsibility that we put in our leaders is immense and needs honored by meeting those levels of trust and responsibility and exceeding it! This damages everyone’s ability to trust those in authority, who’s decisions affect our lives…has it affected how you trust people?
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, celebrity, crime, elderly, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, leadership, legal, life, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, sadness, trauma, values, well-being, tagged abuse, ashamed, assets, Bernie Madoff, crime, desperation, family, finances, friends, guilty, investigators, investors, missing money, prison, relationships, restitution, sorry, suffering, United States, victims on March 13, 2009| 2 Comments »
Breaking news today at the hearing for Bernie Madoff, financial investor; Bernie has plead guilty to all of the charges against him in one of the largest investigations ever into a Ponzi scheme which ripped off both celebrities and everyday people alike. Madoff has admitted that he knowingly took money and mis-handled it and lied about it under oath; while actively hiding his activities.
Bernie Madoff made statements to the court that he is sorry, ashamed and acknowledges that he has hurt many people; he admitted his guilt. Those statements are some of the biggest understatements ever made. There are those who have lost their life savings, some who have allegedly committed suicide over their financial situations, others who have need of medical interventions that could save their lives…but now, cannot afford to have done, people who can’t afford to pay their rent/mortgages because of the deliberate actions of Mr. Madoff. (more…)
Posted in abuse, anger, attitude, Business, commitment, communication, compassion, crime, culture, death, divorce, domestic violence, Education, emotions, family, Fear, friendship, Honor, husband, Impact, law enforcement, leadership, legal, life, loss, love, marriage, media, mom, MONEY, mother, murder, news, observations, of connections, opinion, pain and misery, protect, relationships, television, trauma, values, violence, tagged anti-Islamic, behaviors, beheaded, believe, bridges, community, culture, daughter, death, die, dishonor, divorce, domestic violence, family, friends, headlines, Honor, human rights, husband, judge, killed, killings, law, leaders, legally, neice, New York, news, owner, protect, sister, support, sympathy, television station, United States, violence, wife on February 19, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Honor killings are used as a way to control behaviors typically in male dominated societies, often in the middle east. Usually, we hear about a daughter, a neice, a sister, mother, or a wife who has been murdered for violating a traditional role in their interaction with other males outside of their family. Unfortunately, this week honor killings are making news headlines because of a New York television owner’s death. It is being alleged that Aasiya Hassan was killed by her husband Muzzammil under the heading of an honor killing because of her desire for a divorce after some domestic violence issues, allegedly between husband and wife.
The Hassan’s started their television station in 2004; they did so because they wanted to combat any form of anti -Islamic sentiments that have been building since 911. They called their station Bridges TV. (more…)
Posted in Beauty, children, comfort, crime, death, emotions, family, friendship, grandchildren, home, horror, law enforcement, mental and physical health, murder, news, opinion, pain and misery, sadness, tagged body, Casey Anthony, Caylee Anthony, child, comfort, crime, death, duct tape, evidence, forensics, friends, grandparents, home, investigation, laundry bag, mother, murder, psychological, relatives, secrets, trash bags, winnie the pooh blanket on January 22, 2009| 1 Comment »
Each time that new information is announced regarding the Caylee Anthony case; it is more heartbreaking than the last released information. Caylee Anthony, for those who don’t know, or don’t remember, is the young 2 year old child who was missing for months ; before her mother, Casey Anthony, was jailed for lying to the police about her diappearance. Caylee was murdered and that murder was covered up. Someone didn’t want the secret of the murdered child Caylee to be known…it is as if, by hiding her body and duct taping her mouth, they were saying; Caylee don’t tell.
The new information being released to the public states that Caylee was found inside of a laundry bag, which was placed inside of a plastic bag and dumped in a wooded area not far from where she lived with her mother and grandparents.
Inside of those bags, was a winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, a knife, a backpack that said adorable and Caylee’s body. She had duct tape over her mouth that also had residue from a sticker that was heart shaped. The duct tape went over her mouth and was stuck in her hair as well.
Her mouth was duct taped people! The psychological implications of that is terrible. It says alot. It says, to me, that she was murdered by someone that she knew…someone that she could tell others about. Someone who was suposed to care about her, ie: the heart sticker, the comfort items such as the winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, and her backpack, put her inside of those bags and left her with items that would, in other circumstances, bring her comfort. Then they put a heart sticker on the duct tape that covered her mouth?
What conflicting information does this give us about the person who killed a two year old child? Did they love her or didn’t they? How could they murder her and leave her body laying about like a bag of garbage to be disposed of? Who knows what; and, why didn’t they tell what they knew?
In the end, forensic testing is going to tell us alot about what happened to Caylee. I think between the evidence found at the site where her body was found as well as the evidence taken from the Anthony home will reveal alot. The computers that family and friends of Caylee use will reveal more information…maybe enough to piece together what really happened to this beautiful child who would have turned three that summer. It is nothing but sadness…because this case does not have a happy ending…Caylee is gone…and so far, her murderer is not known without a doubt.