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Heartbreaking news: a vital voice for justice is silenced.

Prominent Rights Activist Assassinated

June 26, 2014
(Tripoli) – Human Rights Watch today issued the following tribute to Salwa Bughaighis, a prominent human rights and women’s rights activist who was assassinated in Libya on June 25, 2014.

On Wednesday, following countless threats against her and her family, Salwa was assassinated, shortly after she voted in Libya’s parliamentary election. With Salwa’s death, the original idealism of the 2011 uprising that overthrew Gaddafi’s tyranny has received another crushing blow, and many Libyan women have lost a role model.

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Congratulations from across the pond to the Duke and Duchess! Wishing you the best of luck and a bit of advice: It Takes a (Royal) Village!

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Seneca Falls, 165 years ago today, began a movement that remains the unfinished business of the 21st century.

Declaration of Sentiments

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.

We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves, by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.

The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

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Back on February 15 of this year, after Hillary was honored at the Pentagon by departing Secretary of Defense Panetta, I posted this rationale for a Library/Museum in Hillary Clinton’s honor specifically in Seneca Falls – the only appropriate venue for our Hillary who occupies a very special place in women’s history in our country and in the world.

Hillary Clinton Deserves a Library/Museum Now!

Over her 20 years as First Lady, NY Senator, and finally Secretary of State,  Hillary Rodham Clinton has been honored with many awards.  Yesterday, she received another.   Through all of those years, she has also had a public office in which to keep and display them.

When she was preparing to vacate her office at the State Department,  I was wondering where on earth she was planning to put all of these medals and awards.  As she is planning (this is one thing we know for certain) to write another book, it seems logical for her to have a Library/Museum where she can display publicly her work and all of the honors she has received.

As the woman who has come closest to having smashed that hard glass ceiling (which she still might do), and as a New Yorker,  she certainly deserves a special place in Seneca Falls.  So let’s roll out this idea.  Why wait?  She needs a place for her honors, and she needs it now.


*Like* this page on Facebook to help get the ball rolling. 

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Today I’m reminded of Invictus, a poem Mandela used to recite in prison. You’re truly an “unconquerable soul” Madiba. Happy 95th Birthday.



Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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It has been quite a week for our Hillary beginning with her launching her new Twitter account.  She has collected more than 500K followers with only four tweets,  one of which is a selfie with Chelsea.


In Chicago since Wednesday for CGI America, she was able to participate fully as a private citizen for the first time.  Dedicated,  as we know she is  to the social nets,  she announced her early childhood initiative,  Too Small To Fail,  via an adorable video.

At the moment people are tweeting @HillaryClinton as they line up for this event, her final scheduled in Chicago, ending a very busy and productive week.

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America’s Tweetheart and primary glass-ceiling-cracker passed 400,000 followers on her second afternoon on Twitter.  With only one tweet, and a profile displaying her lighthearted sense of humor, her list of followers  just keeps growing!


You can’t blame Tweeters for wanting to follow her!


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Her Twitter account went live some time yesterday,  and the news went viral around midday.   In less than a day back on Twitter,  and with a single tweet, Hillary Clinton garnered  an amazing 300,000 plus followers.   Some say, incorrectly, that this is her Twitter debut.  It was Hillary, back in 2008, who introduced me to Twitter.  She had a Twitter link at HillaryClinton.com, and I started my account then just to follow her.  This return is stupendous!  Go Hillary!  The world is your oyster!


In the time it took me to prepare this post she surpassed that particular benchmark and the number continues to climb.  Go Hillary!

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The person or persons masquerading as Hillary Clinton on Twitter under the unverified (no blue check mark) name VerifiedClinton crossed a new and dangerous line last night when they announced a Q & A session with Hillary who would personally answer your questions.

Scheduled for 5 a.m. New York time, it was called off due to problems with the Twitter feed,  but this account has picked up many followers who apparently believe that it is Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account.

Here is the header with the last few tweets which exclude my own question (below) which was apparently blocked because I have been questioning this account too much.

My blocked question.


Why does supposedly @VerifiedClinton not carry the official blue verified check mark? #donottrustthisisverified

Verified Clinton’s Twitter feed.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton


Official Twitter for Hillary Clinton. This is Hillary’s private account so feel free to get in contact. Tweets by Hillary are signed-HC

United States of America · officialclinton.wordpress.com


  1. @Dimp333 Of course you can. Hillary will answer directly on most occasions as well! JUst look out for the -HC signature. Thanks -TeamHC

  2. Unfortunately due to technical diffuclties with the twitter feed, we have to postpone the Q and A with Hillary. Tommorw morning 5am NYtime.

  3. Hillary will be doing a ‘Q and A’ twitter event this morning at 5am New York Time. (3 hours away)… Get your questions ready! -TeamHC

I decided to post the link to the Twitter account in a comment thread on Chelsea’s wall asking her if she knew who was running this in her mother’s name,  and this is what appeared  on her wall.  When I link it anywhere else on Facebook, the profile picture of Hillary appears.  But on Chelsea’s wall this man’s picture appeared.  Very interesting!


I had suspected it was a man.   The 5 a.m. New York time for the Q & A led a few of us to suspect that this person is not in the U.S.  Imitating someone on social media is at least unethical.  Perhaps it is illegal.  If this person is not in the U.S. he probably thinks he is not subject to any retribution.   It is very dangerous to purport to speak in someone else’s name.  It is deceptive.

Most Twitter users know that no account is “verified” on Twitter unless it has the blue check.

Verified Accounts

Verified Accounts Verified account


Accounts verified by Twitter.

San Francisco · http://twitter.com/help/verified

Tweets All / No replies

  1. The most important one-pager that every verified Twitter user should read: Keeping Your Account Secure https://support.twitter.com/articles/76036-safety-keeping-your-account-secure# …

  2. Twitter will never, ever ask you for your password. If you receive a verification request asking for your account information, it’s false.

  3. Verification is not currently open to the general public. Learn more about the types of accounts that are eligible: http://twitter.com/help/verified

This is clearly a case of impersonation.  Until now,  I had entertained the faint possibility that eventually a blue check might show up on that account,  but it becomes ever clearer that this account has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and should be suspended.  Who is this man?

**Edited to add:  See comment thread below where Uppity Woman busted him.  Note to Hillary impersonators:  Beware the boxing cats!**

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Someone out there is impersonating Hillary Clinton on Twitter.   For about a week now some regulars here have mentioned and discussed in comment threads this mysteriously named  Twitter account which some of us began following just to keep an eye on it.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton


Official Twitter for Hillary Clinton. This is Hillary’s private account so feel free to get in contact. Tweets by Hillary are signed-HC

United States of America · officialclinton.wordpress.com

Tweeters who follow celebrities and public figures know that verified Twitter accounts are named with the figure’s name and are verifiable because a blue check on the page indicates that Twitter has verified that the account holder is indeed the figure he/she claims to be.  Here is Chelsea’s Twitter page.

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton Verified account


Advocate for a more healthy, equitable, safe world + all things #clintonfoundation/ @NBCNews Special Correspondent/ New Yorker/ Wife and daughter, mom to Soren

New York, NY · https://www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton

Hillary Clinton has many admirers all over the world.  It appears that a couple of thousand people following the account might actually believe these tweets are coming from Hillary.

I also looked at the associated “official” blog entitled Hillary Clinton Official Blog Posting Site of Hillary Clinton.  Some of the pages are straight off of Wikipedia, and there are five posts total all dated November 10, 2012.  Hmmmmm… so very unHillarylike.

1. Hillary knows her own bio and would not need to use wikipedia;

2. Ditto her service as FLOTUS and US Senator;

3. Most tellingly,  I do not think any loyal Hillary Clinton supporter can imagine a circumstance under which our girl, between two taxing trips to the Balkans and then to Australia and Asia, would arbitrarily just start a WordPress blog (no less – government employees must use government platforms – this ignorant individual seems not to know this) and then neglect it.  If she had started it and chose not to keep it up, certainly she would have deleted it.

Since she opened her new office website earlier this week, we know we have a legitimate place to go to contact Hillary.  It is reprehensible that someone is masquerading as Hillary in such a shabby way.   You can contact the real Hillary Clinton here, at her true website.


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