Sunday, 5 March 2017

Interview with anti-bullying activist Manwar Khan - Don't be a bystander



                                          Interview with anti-bullying activist Manwar Khan (YouTube Video)

  I had the pleasure of interviewing anti-bullying activist and advocate, Manwar Khan.

  Manwar, 37 felt the urgent need to initiate his, 'Don't be a bystander' campaign rallies across the province of Alberta soon after trying in vain to intervene and stop the 2012, December 28th deadly beating of John Hollar ,29 on the Edmonton LRT by Jeremy Newborn, 32.

  During the incident, Manwar had called on bystanders on the train to intervene and help him stop the beating with no success. His last resort was to pull the alarm on the train notifying LRT authorities of the deadly situation.

  As a result, Manwar was recognized as a hero for his actions on that day by the local media.

  During the interview, Manwar proposed the following questions which would allow him to present his best insights to the bystander problem.

  Manwar believes that bystanders have the powerful potential to stop bullying when it occurs. And his message is a simple one - do not be a bystander, speak up, get help. His purpose is one of spreading awareness of this message.

  The bystander problem is especially pervasive in countless incidents of High-School bullying across North America. When bystanders silently watch bullying occur they are not protesting the injustice but rather their silence sends a strong message that they approve of the bullying (whether intentional or not). This reality can be summed up best by the following quote,"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

  Manwar does not suggest that we alone courageously put ourselves at risk by joining a fight that we witness. The fear of becoming involved in the bullying, and thus becoming bullied is one that lead too many bystanders to not intervene. But the problem occurs when the number of bystanders far out number the bully and thus the bullying can be immediately stopped, but it is not stopped.

  Too many times crowds of people fail to realize their power in being united to stop violence because individually they are all too scared to be the one to initiate action.

  Other times, bystanders justify their inaction thinking, 'it's not my business', 'maybe they deserve it', 'I don't know enough to intervene', 'I don't want to take the wrong side.'

  But the goal should not be one of judgement, it should be one of stopping the violence from occurring. We can still call the police on our cell phones, or ask others to help report it or stop the violence from continuing on.

  We need to be the example we wish to see in others if we were to be the ones unjustly being hurt by someone. What would we as individuals want others to do if someone was beating us, and dozens of people witnessed our demise? What if it were one of our loved ones in the same situation; our children, our brothers and sisters, our friends?

  And we also need to consider how would it affect us personaly if we could have save a human life, and we simply did nothing? 

  I believe there needs to be more awareness met with much discussion and dialogue. The bystander problem is a complex one that needs to be addressed with constructive criticism, and debate concerning proposed solutions.

Whether or not you agree if what I have had to say, the fact is doing nothing is not a solution to the bullying problem.












Darryl Learie

 
 

 
 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

A meaningful rap about love - Darryl Learie

A meaningful rap about love...


                                          A meaningful rap about love (YouTube Video)

  While I was having coffee with my best friend, Mark I showed him a rap music video. He informed me that he thought rap was a pointless art form void of skill, and meaning. Later I took it upon myself to attempt to construct the most meaningful rap I could that would be filled with famous quotes of wisdom, and be purposeful.

  It was quite the challenge, I struggled to follow the rap format (which I believe is written in quatrains - 4 line versus), I could not remember if each line had one or two statements. I worked hard to rhyme the most famous quotes of wisdom while making the connection to my own ideology.

  I believe if one has an insatiable need to be creative and express one self - one ought to use their gift to spread a message that is either positive and/or productive. Anyways, here are the lyrics to my highly experimental meaningful rap song, I hope you like it.



The un-examined life - is not worth living,
knowledge speaks but wisdom listens,
Love one another, it's the gift the keeps on giving,
A  life lived for others - is the only life worth living,

Love what you love, but without love your life is nothing,
Thus the meaning of life is love, that's the message worth mentioning,
Imagine conflict, and pain, without empathy and compassion,
Anxiety and depression, it's those who love that bring resolution,

You got the power, you got got the power,
The power of love, the power to love, 

Do the right thing, it's not a left or right-wing thing,
It's the real thing, do the compassionate thing,
cause if you don't do the right thing, your life won't mean a thing,
So stop and think, and do the right thing,

Judgement, without care and concern,
Is wanting to attack and burn,
criticism that's not constructive, is simply destructive,
What would you choose, if you had to walk in another man's shoes,

You got the power, you got got the power,
The power of love, the power to love,

Relationships are full of complexity,
When it comes to love, they test our ideology,
What love looks like, What love feels like,
Trust leads to intimacy, love her like you love yourself is the way it's got to be,

We're all looking for love, All we need is love,
Everything we dream of, The reason we live is love, 
Why do we have to debate believing in God,
Can't we all agree on love,

You got the power, you got got the power,
The power of love, the power to love,

Life is finite, giving our life infinite meaning,
Do right, and stand for something,
A rebel without a cause is just another soul lost,
Are you a human doing, or a human being,

Be the change you want to see in others,
But it's got to start with loving one another,
Society is either everyone for themselves, or were all in this together,
Be passionate, but compassionate, and you'll be seen the world over,

You got the power, you got got the power,
The power of love, the power to love,












Darryl Learie






Thursday, 9 February 2017

Interview with Lowell Levine - President of the Stop Bullying Now Foundation

Interview with Lowell Levine - President of the Stop Bullying Now Foundation

                                Anti-bullying interview with Lowell Levine President of Stop Bullying Now Foundation (YouTube video)

 Introduction

  I have had the pleasure of interviewing anti-bullying advocate Lowell Levine who is the president of the Stop Bullying Now Foundation

  The Foundation operating out of United States, Florida provides education on bullies, and bullying for children, teens, parents, and grandparents. The foundation also works with the schools advocating on behalf of the bullied.

  Their economic model allows them to operate purely on donations from companies, organizations, and individuals who are empathetic to their cause. Thus there is no cost to those requiring their help.

  Lowell, has stated that he is one of the top 3 anti-bullying advocates in the country - effectively helping hundreds of bullied children.

  You can reach Lowell at 1-561-374-0673. Or check out his website at the following link; 

 Insights

 Lowell has said that one of the biggest challenges in his work is getting the schools to cooperate in reducing the bullying problem. In his opinion, the schools are more concerned about their image than those being bullied within their schools. And school administrators fear that addressing a bullying problem in their school could lead them to lose their jobs. 

 He also points out that no school has a true,'no tolerance' policy when it comes to bullying. And that most schools are inadequately educated on handling the bullying problem but persist to make no constructive changes. 

 I for one would have to agree with Lowell's assertion. I have personally mailed and shared my bullying story with every school principle,  school superintendent,  school board member, including the minister of education here in my city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - and not one of them offered to meet me to discuss the bullying problem. 

 There seems to be a silent conspiracy where schools simply do not want to deal with the bullying problem. Perhaps they are afraid to admit that the education system is incompetent when dealing with the bullying issue. 

  Bullying is first experienced and learned in the home or within the school. Schools therefore should be concerned with not only the well being of their students but the emotional nurturing of their students. 

  I believe schools need to be concerned with building and teaching emotional intelligence within their students - not just promoting academic performance. The truth is that those who have a great deal of emotional intelligence tend to be quite successful in their own lives. 

 Every school has a bullying problem. What the schools do not realize is that if they admitted that they had a bullying problem and were genuinely seeking resolution - their image would be one of a school of integrity that genuinely cares about the well being of their students. 

  There is a cost to schools that choose to ignore the bullying problem - and that is more High School drop outs, and a over-all lower academic success of that school. 

  But Schools ought to consider that they are the one's responsible for the type of society that we ultimately have. Because they teach those of us that make up society. 

  We can either have a society that is empathetic, understanding, compassionate and made up of effective communicators . Or a society only concerned about academic and financial success at the cost of others. 


If you live in the United States, and are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call; LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  Darryl Learie


 

  

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Largest Photo Slideshow on YouTube - 15,430 photos - Darryl Learie

 
Largest Photo Slideshow - 15,430 photos (YouTube Video) 

  Summary

  2017 01 18 I successfully uploaded the largest photo slideshow unto YouTube after 4 failed upload attempts. The photo slide show, aptly named,"Largest Photo Slideshow - 15,430 photos - Darryl Learie" was made up of 15,430 photos.

  The original file uploaded to YouTube was an 8GB AVI. The file took 2 hours, 58 minutes to upload to YouTube. Previously I had spent 5 hours trying to upload the file during the first 4 failed upload attempts (what seemed to work was clearing the cache of my Firefox browser and setting cache at a high 1,003 mb).

  The video itself was 1920 x 1080 HD, and each photo had a duration of 1 second, thus 1 photo per second. The duration of the complete video was 15,430 seconds or 4 hours, 17 minutes, and 10 seconds (not counting a 3 second introduction).

  There are YouTube photo slide shows that play 5 hours and more but none that I have searched for and seen exceed 15,430 photos. The closest I found with the claim of being the largest photo slideshow ever, had 1,000 plus photos. Of course I could of set up the video so that each photo would have a duration of 2 seconds, that would had been the longest photo slideshow at 8 hours, 34 minutes, and 20 seconds. I could not have the photo duration at 3 seconds because that would exceed YouTube video limit of 12 hours.

  If you were to extract each image from the full HD video, you would have 2 megapixel images - since each image is 1920 x 1080 at a 16:9 aspect ratio.

  The greatest challenge in creating a slideshow of thousands of images is first accumulating all of those images (so that each image is unique from one another), processing the images into a video, and organizing the project perfectly.

  The 15,430 images I had were family photos from 1885 02 11 to 2016 12 26 (they were all .jpeg format).

How to create a massive slideshow

  I have not found a slideshow program that could render thousands of images into a video slide show - its just too much to process with too many operations to execute for any one program.

  I had to resort to batch processing. That is to use simple programs that can execute a single operation involving many files at a time.

  The first batch processing program I used was the Bulk Rename Utility (freeware) to rename all of my image files sequentially.

  Initially all of my family image files are names as such; 1998 06 23 0003 (year, month, day, and index number) The index number 0003 means the 3rd picture taken of that day.

  However, despite trying to be perfectly organized, I had 174 images out of 15,430 that had the same name so my computer added to the name (1), (2), (3), and so on. Because you cannot have files of the exact same name in the same folder. And the Bulk Rename Utility failed to appropriately rename those files because its first operation is to ignore a certain count of characters of the old name.

  The files had to be named, photo_00001, photo_00002, and so forth to work properly in this project. If there was a single photo number skipped - the final processing would fail.

  So because of those 174 misnamed files, I had to find the 174 instances of the photo number that had been skipped.

  And even the Bulk Rename Utility cannot handle all 15,430 files at once, so I had to rename 3,000 files at a time.

  The moral of the story is perfect organization.

  Secondly I had to prepare each image to have the same dimensions of 1920 x 1080 because most of the images were different shapes and dimensions. And they all have to be the exact same dimension for the end process to work.

  I used a program called FastStone Photo Resizer (freeware). Which allowed me to resize each image to a perfect 1920 x 1080 (2 megapixel image). The program has a great function known as 'smart crop' where it will fit any shaped image within the specified dimensions and fill in the empty sides with a solid color of your choosing. The FastStone Photo Resizer can handle 15,430 images, and did so in a time of 8 hours.

  The 3rd last program I used was Virtual Dub (freeware). You can load at least 15,430 images to Virtual Dub to create a video photo slideshow (from my experience).

  However all the image files must be named as such; photo_0001, photo_0002, and so forth. The following example would work for 9,999 images. For my project I had to add an extra '0' to the 'photo_' name because I had to count back from one's, tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands.

  And all images must be the same format like .jpeg and be of the same dimensions.

  Once all your images are contained in a folder, all you need to do is simply drag the first image to Virtual Dub and the rest of the images will follow.

  The last program I used was AVS4U for you. The reason being was that Virtaul Dub created such a huge AVI file (20 GB), and that is the data upload limit of YouTube (as far as I know). AVS4U is not freeware but I am confident that many free video converters can be found online.

  Once I used AVS4U to convert the 20 GB file, I had the final 8 GB AVI 1920 x 1080 HD Video to upload to YouTube.

  Things to consider

  I highly recommend no less than 1 picture per second because at 1 second you still know what you are looking at, and furthermore you have enough time to fully appreciate it. It is definable and appreciable.  

  If you start having pictures lasting fractions of a second, they will simply go by too quickly. And at say, 12 pictures a second you start perceiving movement (if the pictures are of the same subject). In other words - its no longer a photo slideshow - its a video. In either case, if your not percieving movement your percieving 'blur'.

  Also every picture ought to be uniquely different than any other picture. It's not as much of an achievement if you only repeat the same series of pictures, and of course it seems that less impressive.

  The over-all concept is simple if you use the right programs. In this case I had to use batch processing programs cause there is no one program that could do all the operations required.

  But perfect organization is a must, and expect trial and error. I was playing with the idea of doing a 4k version, I even spent 17 hours resizing images to dimensions of 3840 x 2160. But soon realized that I would probably surpass YouTube's imposed data upload limit of 20 GB.

  To put all into perspective, given YouTube's 12 hour video limit, one could produce a photo slide show of 43,200 images (at 1 photo / second) but it could not be in HD because the likely file size would be 22 GB (2 GB past YouTube data upload limit).

  I accomplished about 35% of whats possible in the realm of high definition.

  Hope you enjoyed my article.

 
                                                                       Darryl Learie


 

 


Monday, 21 November 2016

Darryl Learie - Social Media Statistics and Records

 Darryl Learie (Social Media Statistics)

YouTube

YouTube Channel Darryl Learie

(Quick Statistics 2017 03 05)

Total Views : 1,441,458 views
Subscribers : 495 subscribers
Uploaded Videos : 599 videos

(YouTube Analytics 2010 08 10 to 2016 11 16)

Likes : 2,715 (65.233%) Dislikes : 1,447 (34.766%)
Comments : 2,244 Shares : 679
Minutes Viewed by Public: 2,326,700 minutes (4 years, 155 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes)
Average View Duration by Public: 1:49 minutes

(YouTube Records)

Most Subscribers (2017 02 17) : 496 subscribers

Most Viewed Video : 284,686 views
World Records - Most 46,001 push-ups in 24 hours Charles Servizio

Longest Video : 11:59:58 hours
The Longest 3D (HD) Video on YouTube - 11:59:58 hours - Darryl Learie

Shortest Video : 0.366 seconds
Shortest HD Video on YouTube ? (0.366 seconds)

Google Profile (ended 2017 01 23)

Google Profile Darryl Learie

(2010 08 10 to 2016 01 19)

Views: 4,008,989 views
Followers: 30 followers

New Google Profile 

Google Profile Darryl Learie

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Followers : 32
Post Views : 5,703
Post Comments : 31
Post Likes +1 : 46
Shared Posts : 29

Google Maps (Street View)

Google Maps Profile Darryl Learie

(2016 05 28 to 2016 03 05)

Photos : 3,331 photos
Photos, Total Views : 4,711,658 views
Reviews : 86 reviews

Status : Google Trusted
Level : 5
Points : 634

(Google Maps Records)

Most Viewed Photo (2016 11 21) : 644,988 views

Instagram

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(Instagram analytics began 2016 09 04)

Current Followers (2016 03 05) : 210 followers
Photos (since 2016 09 04 to 2016 03 01) : 597 photos
Views (since 2016 09 04 to 2017 03 01) : 16,697 views
Reach (since 2016 09 04 to 2016 03 01) : 7,153 views reached new accounts
Engagement (2016 09 04 to 2016 10 05) : 1,824 engagements

(Instagram Records)

Most Followers (2017 03 04) : 210 followers
Most Viewed Photo (2017 03 05) : 867 views
Most Liked Photo (2017 03 05) : 45 likes

(Before Instagram analytics)

Photos (since 2016 03 17 to 2017 03 05) : 770 photos

Twitter

Twitter Profile @DarrylLearie

(Twitter analytics began 2014 08 23)

Current Followers (2017 03 05) : 139 followers
Views (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 52,473 views
Engagements (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 1,423 engagements
Likes (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 181 likes
Replies (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 135 replies
Retweets (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 25 retweets
Tweets (2014 08 23 to 2016 11 20) : 651 tweets

(Before Twitter analytics)

Tweets (2011 06 16 3:34 pm to 2016 11 21) : 1,187 tweets

(Twitter Records)

Most Twitter Followers (2017 02 26) : 140 followers
Tweet Posted on 2015 05 27 21:08 : 2 retweets
Tweet Posted on 2015 10 10 06:16 : 3 replies
Tweet Posted on 2016 02 06 20:41 : 33 engagements
Tweet Posted on 2016 02 25 08:54 : 1,304 views
Tweet Posted on 2016 02 25 08:54 : 6 likes

Facebook

Facebook Profile Darryl Learie

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Joined Facebook : 2010 02 22 9:42pm

(Facebook Analytics (my own) - 2015 12 31 to 2016 11 21)

Facebook Posts Responded To : 434 / 609 (71.26 %)
Facebook Likes VS Posts : 1,294 likes / 609 posts (2.12 likes per post)

(Wolfram Alpha Report 2016 11 20 10:50:27pm)

Analyzed Posts : 650
Total Likes : 1,156 (1.78 likes per post)
Total Comments : 333 (0.51 comments per post)
Average Post Length : 28.8 words (193.8 characters)

(Facebook Records)

Most Facebook Friends (2017 03 28) : 236 friends
Longest Facebook Post : 2,481 words (13,872 characters) - 2016 10 13 12:38pm
Most Liked Facebook Post * : 22 likes - 2013 01 24 1:53am
Most Commented on Facebook Post ** :  23 comments - 2016 07 29 9:13pm
Most Liked Link (my own) Shared on a Facebook Post : 18 likes - 2016 07 10 4:52pm
Most friends Tagged in a Facebook Post : 52 friends - 2016 07 10 4:52pm
Most Liked Written Post : 12 likes - 2012 03 02 12:37am
Most Commented Written Post : 19 comments - 2014 05 09 8:11am
Most Liked Picture Shared on a Facebook Post * : 22 likes - - 2013 01 24 1:53am
Most Commented Picture Shared on a Facebook Post ** : 23 comments - 2016 07 29 9:13pm
Most Viewers During A Facebook Live Video : 112 viewers - 2016 05 09 4:20pm
Most Comments During A Facebook Live Video : 32 comments - 2016 11 04 2:54pm

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Page Views (All Posts 2014 10 11 - 2017 03 05) : 17,556 views
Total Google+ Likes (All Posts 2014 10 11 - 2017 03 05) : 32 Google+ Likes
Total Posts (2014 10 11 - 2017 03 05) : 24 Posts

(Blogger Records)

Most Viewed Post (2016 11 21) : 299 views - How being bullied changed my life forever
Most Liked Post (2016 11 21) : 4 Google+ likes - A message for every High-School Principle

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Donald Trump does NOT respect women (in my opinion)

                                         Donald Trump does NOT respect women (in my opinion) (YouTube Video)




This presentation does not have a political agenda. I am a Canadian, I cannot vote in the US election. I have far more invested interest in my own Canadian government, and how the current Canadian government affects me and my country.  

  I am however deeply concerned about Donald Trump's negative and damaging attitudes and behaviors concerning women. It concerns me because Donald Trump has so much influence over American society. And half of that society is made up of women.

  I am also disturbed by the multitude of people who dismiss, excuse or downplay Donald Trump's unhealthy attitudes and behaviors towards women. Because it illustrates that our society has a serious sickness when it comes to how women ought to be perceived and treated. 

  I will attempt to illustrate that Donald Trump does not respect women, and why his attitudes and behaviors towards women is damaging to all women.
 
  In the recent leaked 2005 video of Donald Trump speaking with Billy Bush, Donald Trump says;

  "Yeah, that's her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait."

  I personally believe that this not only brings into question, Donald Trump's lack of self control over his own sexual urges but that kissing a woman without her consent is inappropriate and wrong. 

  Unless a woman has established a consensual relationship that merits a man kissing her, it is an intimate invasion of her personal space. And the truth is there are many women who are intimidated and uncomfortable with being kissed by a man who they don't even know - all you need to do is ask women, and they will tell you. 

   Now from country to country there may be cultural differences regarding acceptable ways to greet the opposite sex but if there's a chance it may make a woman feel uncomfortable, and intimidated, than why would you do it?

   Than Donald Trump goes on to say;

   "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything."

  And Billy Bush asks;

  "Whatever you want?"

  And Trump replies;

  "Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

  So now Donald Trump is positing that because he's a star, he has special permission to sexually assault any woman, and they'll let him do it. Not just grab them by the genitals, but do anything you want. 

  This is a 59 year-old man essentially bragging about sexually assaulting women. 

  This is extremely troubling, because at 59 years-old, this man has still not learned that sexual assault is not only a crime but absolutely wrong. And goes on to further promote a behavior that can easily turn to rape. And rape destroys lives of women.

  And far more troubling is the possibility that Donald Trump is talking from experience. Otherwise how would he know he could get away with such actions towards women? I suspect that Donald Trump severely lacks appropriate boundaries when it comes to interacting with women. 

  And this man may even justify his behaviors towards women as appropriate if there fails to be any  protest on behalf of the women. But just because the woman in question does not protest does not mean she approves. She could be feeling shocked, humiliated, embarrassed, or angry.

  Than in 2016 (9 years later) after Donald Trump's comments were made public, he issue's an apology;
  "I never said I was a perfect person nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret. And the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize..." 

  Then he goes on to talk about how his travels during his campaign changed him, and how he's  humbled by people's faith in him. And he pledges to be a better man tomorrow. And says he will never ever let you down. 

  Then goes on to say;

  "Let's be honest, we're living in the real world. This is nothing but a distraction from the important issues we are facing today."

  Here are my issues. He starts off his apology by saying, "I never said I was perfect." That sounds like an excuse because he is implying that any imperfect man could or would do the same. And all men are imperfect. So it can't be that bad, right.

   Then he goes on to state that the video is more than 10 years old, and that anyone who knows him knows those words don't reflect who he is. One thing we can be sure of is that that video reflected exactly who he was 10 years ago when he does not think he's being recorded. 

  So there could be a bit of a contradiction because a man is the product of his past. And even Dr.Phil will tell you that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. But maybe he did learn that his comments were wrong after-all he said I was wrong, I apologize.

  But then he dismisses the seriousness of his comments by saying, "this is nothing but a distraction from the important issues." 

  I could not disagree more. Number one this is an insight into how Donald Trump viewed and perceived women just 10 years ago. If his views and attitudes concerning women did not change during the first 59 years of his life - how likely is it that they changed during the last 9 years?

  And secondly, if this man truly does not respect women what kind of president will he be when he is representing that half of the US population that is made up of women? And if he becomes president will he appropriately deal with other women in positions of power? And what kind of example and message will his conduct concerning women have on the US population and other countries.

  So I believe it is a potentially important issue. It is more than a distraction - it's a serious concern.
  The key here is that Donald Trump never explained 'why' his comments were wrong. I honestly believe he does not know 'why' his comments regarding women were wrong. And if he does not know why his comments regarding women were wrong than how can he truly learn from it, and therefore truly be apologetic.

  But then during his second debate with Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump refers to his comments on tape as, 'Locker Room Talk.' And goes on to posit that they are 'just words not actions.'

   To brag about sexually assaulting women as locker room talk is deeply troubling. That is to posit that it's common for men to brag about sexual assault in the locker room behind closed doors.
  But that does not mean it's any less wrong. 

  Even if there is a multitude of men speaking this way in the locker rooms it does not mean it's okay to do so. Even if women have heard worse than those words spoken by Donald Trump - it does not make it okay. What it means is that there is a serious societal sickness when it comes to how men in general ultimately perceive women and what they think of women.

  A sick perception that needs to be addressed.

  It is not indicative of a man's human nature - it is indicative of what a man has been taught as being acceptable behavior. And women who think this is simply who men are by nature have been desensitized to the very ugly nature of this type of behavior by the frequency of this behavior.

  The inherent danger of this type of talk, belief and attitude is that it will ultimately mold the actions of certain men concerning women.

   Going back to Donald Trump's statement that his comments were just words and not actions. Women like Temple Taggart (21 Year-old, Miss Utah) was reported to have been kissed by Donald Trump without her consent back in 1997. 

   In an interview with the New York Times, she commented;

   "He kissed me directly on the lips,"

    "I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross."

    "There were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate."

   This sounds exactly like what Donald Trump essentially admitted to on the 2005 leaked video. I just kiss them, I don't even wait.

  Remember during the second debate against Hilary Clinton, moderator, Anderson Cooper asked Donald Trump, "Just for the record, though, are you saying that what you said on that bus 11 years ago, that you did not actually kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?"

   Back in 2005, on the Howard Stern show, Donald Trump admitted to going into the dressing rooms during the Miss USA pageant which he owned while the contestants were changing. 

  Trump also has bragged before that, as owner of the beauty pageant, he is entitled to walk in on contestants.

 “I’ll go backstage before a show, and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else,” he told Howard Stern.

  “And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant. And therefore I’m inspecting it.”

 Trump continued from there. “You see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”

  A contestant at the 2000 Miss USA pageant told BuzzFeed Trump had walked into a pageant changing room when everyone was naked.

  Now there's a report of Donald Trump walking into the change rooms of the Miss Teen USA pageant back in 1997. 

  Buzzfeed reported that Mariah Billado, a contestant from Vermont, who recalled having to get dressed “really quickly” because Trump had entered the room.

 Girls were “just scrambling to grab stuff,” she added.
  Billado paraphrased the GOP presidential nominee as saying: “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” When she first learned that Trump was running for president she thought, “Oh, gross, this guy walked in on us in the pageant.”

  BuzzFeed said three other women also remembered Trump entering the changing room while the contestants - some as young as 15 years old were in and out of their clothes.

  So this guy feels it appropriate to walk into a changing room filled with women changing, women who could be naked just because he owns the pageant.

  I don't care if he paid for their schooling, paid their bills, bought their houses - he has no right to walk into a women's changing room, period. That to me is nothing short of perversion.

  No warning, of his entering, no everybody has 5 minutes to cover up Donald Trump wants to inspect how things are going. That is just absolutely wrong.

  And if the story of Donald Trump walking into the change rooms of Miss Teen USA are true, than that is beyond inappropriate - especially when there are girls as young as 15 years old.

  This man has absolutely no sense of appropriate boundaries when it comes to women.

   Now, there is increasing news reports through various media of Donald Trump sexually abusing women. At least 5 women who allege Donald Trump sexually abused them. Honestly I cannot keep up with these reports.

   Whether you believe the newest reports of sexual assault, Donald Trump admitted to Howard Stern that he goes into the Miss USA pageant change rooms and gets away with it. 

   As a note, however, the newest allegations of sexual assault do align very well with Donald Trump's comments on the 2005 video, "grab them by the pussy, you can do anything...and they'll let you do it." Perhaps these women only coming forward now after so many years gave Donald Trump the impression that, 'they'll let you do it.'

   Another concern regarding Trumps attitudes towards women is his objectifying women. In a recent 1992 video, Trump asks a 10 year-old girl if she's going up an elevator, she replies, "yea." Than Trump turns to the camera and say's, "I'm going to be dating her in 10 years - can you believe it." 

  Trump has made his share of highly questionable comments regarding women. Back in 2006 on the View, Trump made a comment regarding his daughter, Ivanka, "I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her." 

  His comments are creepy because they are aimed at those people that we don't associate sexual thoughts with like his own daughter, and a 10 year-old girl. 

  There is no shortage of insults aimed at women that can be found online on behalf of Donald Trump. Most comments usually carry a commentary insulting their appearance. 

  In fact, there are too many for me to comment on. 

 In fact there is far too many examples of Donald Trump miss treating women for me to comment on. All you need to do is do your own research. And you will most likely come to the same conclusion that I have that Donald Trump does not respect women. 

  Alas, let's not forget that on the 2005 video, Donald Trump talks about trying to have sex with a married woman. Donald Trump is heard saying," I did try and fuck her. She was married.."

  This is a man who thinks nothing about a respecting a married woman and the possible consequences of destroying a marriage, and possibly lives connected to that marriage. This demonstrates a complete lack of empathy for the possible consequences of one's actions on other people's lives. 

  I have worked hard on this presentation because Donald Trump has become a role model to so many people, and as such, his negative values concerning women carry a huge influence unto American society. And I am making the point that his perception, values, and behaviors towards women is not appropriate and should not be tolerated. 

  It is my opinion that Donald Trump approaches women as if they are all sexually available to him, and that their quality as a human being can be rated by their appearance - with no consequence to him. And that is not acceptable, period.

  I don't believe my presentation will be popular with too many people, but I have to stand up for women because half of humanity is made up of women. 

  And women live in a reality where they face the possibility of stalking, sexual harassment, domestic abuse, discrimination based on sex, being objectified, rape, and unwanted sexual attention. It's not right that half the human population has to put up with this. 

 People want to be appreciated for who they are, not taken advantage for what they have.

Thank-you. 

Darryl Learie