(A Must Watch) Nobody Speak: Trials of The Free Press

This documentary just debuted on Netflix last Friday.  I saw it yesterday and getting ready to see again, a rarity.  That is how good it is.  Pinellas County Judge Pamela Campbell is mentioned and brief questionable commentary made.  Please watch if you highly cherish and value the freedom of the press and of speech.

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What you Sow is What You’ll Reap : “The Seed”

The Seed

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.  Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different.

He gathered the young executives in his company.  He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you. ”

The executives were shocked.  The boss continued “I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one special SEED.  I want you to plant it, water it, and come back one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.  I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”

One man, Jim, went home and excitedly told his wife the story.  She got a pot, soil and helped plant the seed.

Every day, he’d water it and watch to see if it had grown.

After a few weeks, the executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.   Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.  Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.  Six months went by – nothing.  Jim knew he killed his seed.  Everyone had plants and trees…he had nothing.  Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however.  He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.

 A year went by and all the executives brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.  Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot.  But she asked him to be honest about what happened.  Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right.  He took his empty pot to the board room.  When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives.

They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes.  Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he greeted his executives.  Jim tried to hide in the back.  “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO.  “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”

All of a sudden, the CEO saw Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot and ordered Jim to come forward.  Jim was terrified.  He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure!  Maybe he will have me fired!”

When Jim got to the front, the CEO announced, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!  His name is Jim!”

Jim couldn’t believe it.  Jim couldn’t even grow his seed.  “How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed.  I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today.  But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.  All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.  When you realized that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you.  Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it.  Therefore, he is the one who will be the new CEO!”

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
* If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest

Be aware of what you plant now; it will determine what you reap.

“Don’t be misled–you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.” Galatians 6:7


Florida Politics: Sean Shaw to town hall audience: ‘Hold me accountable’

Sean Shaw to town hall audience: ‘Hold me accountable’

If you have been following Florida Representative Shaw thus far, you can sense that he is a political rising star.  I like him.  And if he genuinely means, “Hold me accountable”, he just struck political gold.  Speaking of public official accountability.  Florida you judge has been making inquiries to the offices of the Hillsborough County State Attorney and Public Defender on an important issue some local attorneys and community members are interested in related to taxpayer/public policy issues.  The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office has been responsive to this and other recent inquiries presented by this blogger.  Kudos to Rena Frazier, State Attorney Communications Director, and Andrew Warren for his professionalism, temperament, and responsiveness to this blogger even though we have not seen eye to eye on some issues in the past.  The Public Defender’s office has not responded to recent inquiries that would benefit the electorate.  A community member recently challenged this blogger and asked me why I was following accountability with the State Attorney but not with the Public Defender for the sake of “we the people”.  In response to this challenge, FYJ, will in the near future similarly upload information related to accountability on the PD, Holt Her Accountable.com.  Stay tuned…




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