TGTE Mourns Passing of former US Attorney General Mr. Ramsey Clark, a Dear Friend & Ally to Eeelam Tamils

Mr. Clark was the first signatory to TGTE’s “Refer Sri Lanka to the ICC” Campaign.

He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of TGTE & served as TGTE’s New York Election Commissioner for its first parliamentary elections in 2010

Mr. Clark served as lead counsel in representing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in its legal challenge to the US government designating the group a "foreign terrorist organization”.”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Ramsey Clark, a former US Attorney General and dear friend to the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). Link: https://youtu.be/JWAkZXGTC1w

An ardent supporter of the Tamil struggle to achieve justice and to establish an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam, Mr. Clark was a cherished Eelam Tamil ally. We express our heartfelt condolences to his family and hold their hands in the spirit of solidarity.

In his capacity as an attorney, he served as lead counsel in representing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in its legal challenge to the US government designating the group a "foreign terrorist organization”. Mr. Clark argued before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the LTTE is not a foreign terrorist organization but rather a de facto government, and that the LTTE's armed struggle was in accordance with the international law principles of self- determination, self-defense, and self-help.

Mr. Clark was of a firm believer that the LTTE is a National Libertarian Front and an authentic representative of the Eelam Tamil People. He was never shy of stating the above in his public speeches or in private conversations with fellow lawyers and academics. Mr. Clark also provided legal advice to individuals charged in India in connection with the LTTE.

Mr. Clark voiced his opposition to the brutal killings of the Tamils during the final stages of the war and participated in a protest organized by the U.S. Tamil diaspora. He concluded a week hunger strike undertaken by five Eelam Tamils in New York.

After the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan state in 2009, Mr. Clark was one of the driving forces behind the creation of TGTE. Among his many contributions to forming the organization, Mr. Clark served as the TGTE’s New York Election Commissioner for its first parliamentary elections in 2010.

“Ramsey took his position as Election Commissioner seriously. He insisted, for example, that the ballot boxes be brought to his house,” Mr. Rudrakumaran recalled. “In approaching the task with such conscientiousness, he not only showed his character and integrity, but also great respect for Eelam Tamils and a deep appreciation for the need for TGTE amid international inaction.”

Mr. Clark also attended the TGTE's inaugural meeting at Constitution Hall in Philadelphia and served as a TGTE Senator for the last ten years.

“Ramsey was man of great conviction and generosity. Believing in our cause so wholeheartedly, he refused to accept TGTE’s offer to pay for his train ride from New York to Philadelphia so that he could be with us for our first meeting,” Mr. Rudrakumaran remembered.

In 2013, he participated in the promulgation of Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter and addressed the event.

In 2015, on May 18 – Tamil National Day of Mourning – Mr. Clark delivered TGTE’s inaugural annual Mullivaikal Memorial Lecture, which marks the genocide of Tamils by Sri Lanka during the final stage of the conflict.

Mr. Clark also was the first signatory to TGTE’s global “Refer Sri Lanka to the ICC” campaign, which garnered more than a million signatures within the first three months and was launched outside the United Nations, where Mr. Clark signed the petition. He also showed his solidarity with the Eelam Tamil plight by attending TGTE fundraising events.

Mr. Clark also was one of the petitioners challenging the Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which criminalizes peaceful advocacy for an independent Eelam Tamil state, violating the fundamental democratic and human rights principles of freedom of speech and freedom of association enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948 and affirms the universal character of the
freedoms and rights that it details as “inherent” and “inalienable.”

“I had the great privilege of associating and working with Ramsey for the past 25 years. He was not only my comrade, but also a fatherly figure for me.” Mr. Rudrakumaran said. “His memory will continue to guide me personally, as well as all Eelam Tamils as we persevere in our pursuit to achieve justice and freedom."

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Governments Cross the Line with Vaccine Passports

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As COVID cases dropped in recent weeks, hope across America for a restoration of freedom began to re-emerge.

This is the single greatest threat to your freedom to travel, your health, and, indeed, even to live a normal life.”

— Mat Staver, president of Liberty Counsel

WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have seen government intrusions into personal and corporate liberty at unprecedented levels, according to Richard Harris, executive director, Truth & Liberty Coalition.

“As COVID cases dropped in recent weeks, hope across America for a restoration of freedom began to re-emerge,” said Harris. “But the Biden-Harris Administration evidently has another agenda.”

Recently, the state of New York announced it was rolling out a “vaccine passport” to prevent access to goods and services by everyday Americans who have failed to receive the experimental vaccines.

The Biden-Harris Administration denied that it would ever require vaccine passports, but newly revealed documents show that New York’s program is actually part of a nationwide initiative fueled by the federal government.

“Our friends at Liberty Counsel have been examining the issue of vaccine passports and are sounding the alarm against government overreach and violations of individual liberties,” Harris said.

“This is the single greatest threat to your freedom to travel, your health, and, indeed, even to live a normal life,” said Mat Staver, president of Liberty Counsel. “This is the high-tech equivalent of the Nazi demand of ‘Papers, please’ — and it is coming unless we stop it NOW.”

Though the White House has publicly denied supporting vaccine credentials, Liberty Counsel has obtained a copy of a presentation that lays out the federal strategy.

Included in the government document are the following statements:

• "Vaccine Credentials—A Key Element of Recovery Efforts: Proof of vaccination for certain activities is not new. What is new is that such proof may be a critical driver for restoring baseline population health and promoting safe return to social, commercial and leisure activities."

• Its goal is the "coordination and alignment of vaccine credential activities across [Health and Human Services] agencies."

• ". . . for an individual's return to day-to-day activities, Federal government will inevitably be involved with vaccine credential solutions . . ."

• "Federal entities, like their commercial counterparts, will likely require vaccine verification for a variety of purposes."

• This federal group "will build a shared database of initiatives and contacts for future meetings as well as a resource for Federal agencies to work with each other."

• "The VA [Veterans Affairs] Office of Information Technology is engaged with the Vaccine Credential Initiative. We are implementing a VA-issued vaccine credential."

• "Will there be federal uses?" It lists places that ask for vaccine passports such as "International and domestic travel," "Access to Federal facilities," "Access to VA/DOD and military facilities" and "Federal health care providers for continuity of care."

• It is a "forum for raising awareness of initiatives across Federal agencies . . . and communicating progress to the White House."

“Educating people of faith to engage in public affairs is important for maintaining biblical values in our society,” said Harris.

“We find often that churchgoers and pastors don’t know where to start,” said Harris. “Our goal is to educate audiences and connect with resources and groups across the nation to help them impact their own spheres of influence.”

To make your voice heard, visit Liberty Counsel’s website to sign a petition and to tell your lawmakers to STOP mandatory vaccinations and vaccine passports.

About the Truth & Liberty Coalition:
Established in 2019 by Andrew Wommack, founder of Andrew Wommack Ministries, and other Christian leaders, the Truth & Liberty Coalition offers a variety of programs, tools and resources to be able to focus on conservatism in the United States. Visit the Truth & Liberty website for great practical resources for standing for truth in the public square and learn about becoming a member. https://truthandliberty.net

About Andrew Wommack:
Andrew Wommack is president and founder of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, Andrew Wommack Ministries, and Charis Bible College. He and other Christian leaders established the Truth & Liberty Coalition to educate, unify, and mobilize believers in Jesus Christ to affect the reformation of nations through the seven mountains of cultural influence. Since 1968, he has taught God’s Word with clarity and simplicity, emphasizing the unconditional love and grace of God. His vision is to spread the Gospel as far and deep as possible through his daily Gospel Truth television and radio programs, broadcast nationally and internationally, as well as through GospelTruth.TV, his internet television network.

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Richard Harris graduated from the Charis Bible College School of Ministry in 2015. Before coming to Charis, he earned a degree in political science from Oklahoma State University in 1987, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cornell Law School in 1994, magna cum laude. He practiced law at all levels of state and federal courts for 20 years, including a case before the United States Supreme Court. Richard served for several years as the legal counsel for the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee.

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Bible And Basketball To Follow March Madness

Salvation Army Community Center offers 10-week Bible and Basketball Program to local youth.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, April 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday, April 20, the Northwest Community Center of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County will begin its 2nd session of its “Bible and Basketball Program.” Offered quarterly, the 10-week athletic development program serves local youth ages 5-18. The multi-week course aims to foster friendship, teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, love, and leadership through the effective use of biblical principles and the game of basketball.

Sixty-three high school students ages 14-18 participated in the previous 10-week session that ended on April 10th. Through the effective use of weekly devotionals and corporate prayer the game of basketball reinforced Biblical principles.

“Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts by an ordained Minister named James A. Naismith,” said Dr. James Easley, the Community Center’s Director. “He developed the game 26 years after The Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1891. Naismith believed that the game of basketball was a God given vision that he designed as an evangelism tool with the purpose of sharing the love of Jesus with children.” According to Easley, “Naismith dedicated his entire life educating students in Spirit, Mind and Body for leadership and service to others.”

The upcoming session is scheduled for April 19 to June 21 and is offered without charge. The program runs Monday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is intended for Elementary (Ages 7-9) and Middle (Ages 10-13) School students. The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center is located at 600 N. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Parents are invited to call 561-833-6767 to enroll their children.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world. The Salvation Army nationally helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services including food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need.
For more information, to volunteer, and/or make a financial contribution to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.
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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.

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Scientology Volunteer Ministers Continue Community Service to Help the Country Cope

With restrictions in place in Milano, Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology help vulnerable families by shopping for their food and other essential items.

With restrictions in place in Milano, Volunteer Ministers from the Church of Scientology help vulnerable families by shopping for their food and other essential items.

Volunteer Ministers have delivered thousands of educational booklets to local shops so customers can learn and apply the most effective prevention protocols to keep themselves and their families well.

Volunteer Ministers have delivered thousands of educational booklets to local shops so customers can learn and apply the most effective prevention protocols to keep themselves and their families well.

Volunteer Ministers of Italy are among the many Scientologists featured in the interactive timeline on the Scientology website at Scientology.org/20-21.

Volunteer Ministers of Italy are among the many Scientologists featured in the interactive timeline on the Scientology website at Scientology.org/20-21.

Reaching out to help the most vulnerable as Italy contends with a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

MILANO, ITALY, April 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Teams of Scientologists continue their yearlong campaign to assist vulnerable populations, as social services are hard-pressed to deal with community needs.

In Milano, Volunteer Ministers and their sister team Pro.Civi.Co.S (Civil Protection Volunteers of the Scientology Community) continue their helpline activities, shopping for vulnerable neighbors, and collecting and distributing clothing and toys to needy families.

In Monza, Volunteer Ministers serve through the city’s social services office. They shop for and deliver food and prescriptions to those in need.

In the city of Torino, in addition to similar activities, Volunteer Ministers help monitor the flow of people at the city’s vaccination centers.

And throughout the country, Volunteer Ministers continue providing Stay Well booklets to local shops along with invitations to visit the Scientology Stay Well Prevention Resource Center that contains dozens of simple videos in 21 languages including Italian. These materials that make it simple to understand and follow the protocols empower people to keep themselves and their families well.

These volunteers are part of the international movement whose work contributed to the Church of Scientology earning the coveted Communitas Award in the category of Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Communitas Awards (communitas is Latin for “people coming together for the good of the community”) recognize exceptional organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources to benefit their communities.

In the earliest days of the pandemic, Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s multimedia communications center in Hollywood, California, and home to Scientology Network, mobilized its studio resources to produce the Stay Well campaign.

The Stay Well campaign continues to educate millions, helping communities worldwide and equipping them with the means to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It constitutes one of the world’s largest independent relief forces.

With the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige called on Scientologists to redouble their efforts to aid their fellow man. He issued a directive entitled “The Wake-Up Call,” which inspired astonishing growth within the Volunteer Minister program.

Volunteer Ministers of Italy formed Pro.Civi.Co.S, which was entered into the registry of the National Department of Civil Defense the following year.

A Volunteer Minister’s mandate is to be “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” Their creed: “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

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Krisell Valenzuela of Krisell Can to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — We each have a unique purpose and mission to fulfill.

Krisell Valenzuela is a multi-dimensional medium, energy healer and expert in holistic and spiritual wellness. Krisell works with individuals to help them understand how their energy works and how to apply it to live ecstatic, abundant and unconditional lives.

“I want to help people unlock their potential,” says Krisell. “Through our time together, I want my clients to experience, realize and actualize their connection with Spirit.”

Through past-life regression and the Akashic Records, Krisell helps clients shift their mindset so that they can see the bigger picture.

“The Akashic records is the energetic hall of records,” explains Krisell. “Every soul has a record of all of the lifetimes they have lived on earth, past, present, or future. Past life regression brings forth the higher self. I interview the higher self on their behalf. What is their purpose? Are they fulfilling their purpose? What can they do to be supportive of their purpose? What do you need to know about yourself at a soul level to be more in expression of what you came into this life to be? This is deep work on a soul level.”

Once clients understand the foundation to everything is energy, Krisell says they finally learn to trust themselves. They now understand how connected they are to their higher self.

“Every person that I work with is one more person that is realigned to their soul's mission and sharing it in the world,” says Krisell. “When I see it click for them. I feel the energy in my body as if it's my own. It's a reminder why I do this work.”

Krisell has dedicated the last year to deeply exploring her Filipino heritage in the hopes of understanding more about the wisdom of her ancestors.

“My ancestors believed everything was energy: we were never supposed to look outside ourselves for validation; we are only supposed to look within ourselves to recognize what was always there,” says Krisell. “As Filipino people, we must look beyond pre-colonial history texts and start channeling this wisdom directly from Source. I'm most proud of the work I do with other Filipino people to reconnect with their own divinity.”

Close Up Radio will feature Krisell Valenzuela in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 15th at 3pm EDT

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Fan2Stage Launches The First Virtual Audience System, Bringing Virtual Fans To Any Show

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Fan2Stage is offering an opportunity for Artists at all levels to build an audience virtually.

Talking to a camera in an empty room isn't the same. The chat box on most live streaming video systems was simply distracting, I needed the audience energy and feedback without distractions.”

— Scott Bourquin

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, USA, April 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fan2Stage today announces that it is launching the first true Virtual Audience Servers. Founded by people with a very long connection to the entertainment business as both entertainers and technicians Fan2Stage has a unique perspective. The goal of Fan2Stage is to keep live shows live no matter where the host or fans are. Creating an engaging show virtually just got made easier by Fan2Stage with it's new Cloud based server and app for iOS and Android.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Fan2Stage has been working on a Virtual Audience Server. As a Best Selling Author and sought after speaker, founder Scott Bourquin said this: "Talking to a camera in an empty room isn't the same. The chat box on most live streaming video systems was simply distracting and two way video was distracting and used way too much power for an average home studio. I needed the audience energy and feedback without distractions." Solving the problem of fan energy led to the creation of the first F2S app and server.

After creating a small server that he could use at home to livestream CoolToys® TV episodes, Scott created an app for fans to participate as an audience. Those two pieces created the V.A.S. or Virtual Audience System. After testing with neighbors in the music business, Scott realized that if the V.A.S. server could be cloud based, anyone with a home studio could perform live for a real live audience. Adding a tip button gave those at home artists a way to generate a little income too. As testing expanded, Scott found that fans enjoyed the simplicity of the F2S app and hear what the other fans are doing.

The Fan2Stage system is unique in that it provides artists with both visual and audio feedback. Comedian Steven Colbert said "I can't wait to hear fans laugh again". With Fan2Stage he wouldn't have missed that laughter. Even better the other fans wouldn't feel alone laughing at home. Fan inputs are translated by the server into real audio feedback. That audio feedback can be part of the show with a simple speaker that can be heard by the same microphone the artist is using.

"We want to provide entertainers at all levels a way to really stay connected with fans during live events. Thanks to our patent pending technology they can now do exactly that for less than a cup of coffee each month. We also created way for artists to generate income from these virtual events." said Scott.

Artists of all sorts can benefit from the Fan2Stage system. Comedians, Musicians, talk show hosts and live podcasters can all enjoy the cloud based version for less than the price of a cup of coffee each month. The larger studio systems can divide the audience into zones, allowing for feedback based on camera angle or host interaction. Sports events can have a home team and visitor zone so the players know who is cheering for who. Even as the economy opens back up, world security and health concerns have changed how we are entertained and interact with other people. The virtual world is here to stay.

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Truth & Liberty Coalition Condemns Politicization of Military and Discrimination Against Conservatives

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Under this program, the Pentagon is now teaching our troops that they are fighting to defend a systemically racist country.”

— Richard Harris, Executive Director, Truth & Liberty Coalition.

WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Defense Department under the Biden Administration has embarked on a program to eliminate so-called ‘extremism’ from its ranks.

One of the program’s recent events included the decision to teach “critical race theory” to U.S. troops. “Critical race theory is a Marxist ideology that goes against everything America stands for,” said Richard Harris, Executive Director, Truth & Liberty Coalition.

“Moreover,” Harris said, “under this program, the Pentagon is now teaching our troops that they are fighting to defend a systemically racist country.”

In a virtual meeting for “all hands” last month, the agenda—obtained by The Daily Signal—counted the scandal-plagued Southern Poverty Law Center as a credible resource alongside the Department of Homeland Security and the University of Maryland.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a left-wing activist group known for labeling organizations it opposes as “hate groups,” according to The Daily Signal news report.

The Biden administration’s new initiative includes a ‘recommended’ reading list for service members. Authors included on the Pentagon’s list include radical voices such as Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Kendi, a leading proponent of Critical Race Theory, teaches, "The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.“

“Driven by identity politics and leftist ideology, the Biden-Harris Administration is making drastic changes to the United States military that risk diverting its focus away from its primary responsibilities,” Harris said.

Established in 2019 by Andrew Wommack, founder, Andrew Wommack Ministries and other Christian leaders, the Truth & Liberty Coalition offers a variety of programs, tools and resources to be able to focus on conservatism in the United States.

“Educating people of faith to engage in public affairs is important for maintaining biblical values in our society,” said Harris.

“We are literally fighting for the soul of our country, and in this case, the military,” Harris said.

“We find often that churchgoers and pastors don’t know where to start,” said Harris. “Our goal is to educate audiences and connect with resources and groups across the nation to help them impact their own spheres of influence.”

In another recent example where the ‘soul” of the military is being attacked, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin – a retired four-star general – called for a 60-day standdown of the nation’s military to focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives.

“I’ve never seen or heard of anything like that,” said Gen. Jerry Boykin on a recent Truth & Liberty Coalition livecast. “Our military is supposed to be ready to go at all times, on a moment’s notice, and respond to threats to this nation.”

The Secretary ordered the standdown to address “extremism” in the military, supposedly in response to protests at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Servicepeople were subjected to training about extremism, but according to Gen. Boykin, a recent report indicated that the concept was undefined and left purposefully vague.

Underlying the whole exercise was again the concept of critical race theory, often used as a tool of division by the radical left. According to Gen. Boykin, critical race theory takes a page out of the Marxist playbook in promoting its premise that all white people are racist and must be re-educated.

“If you think about what Karl Marx [the father of socialism and communism] said, he said you have the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, and you got to get them to fight each other and bring about a revolution – and then we level the playing field,” said Gen. Boykin. “Well, now, it’s not economic classes; it’s race.”

“If we live our lives and dedicate our country to truth, to love, and to God, we will be a part of something much stronger and much more enduring than any negative power here on Earth that we are currently witnessing in the military,” Harris said.

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About Andrew Wommack:
Andrew Wommack is president and founder of the Truth & Liberty Coalition, Andrew Wommack Ministries, and Charis Bible College. He and other Christian leaders established the Truth & Liberty Coalition to educate, unify, and mobilize believers in Jesus Christ to affect the reformation of nations through the seven mountains of cultural influence. Since 1968, he has taught God’s Word with clarity and simplicity, emphasizing the unconditional love and grace of God. His vision is to spread the Gospel as far and deep as possible through his daily Gospel Truth television and radio programs, broadcast nationally and internationally, as well as through GospelTruth.TV, his internet television network.

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Richard Harris graduated from the Charis Bible College School of Ministry in 2015. Before coming to Charis, he earned a degree in political science from Oklahoma State University in 1987, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cornell Law School in 1994, magna cum laude. He practiced law at all levels of state and federal courts for 20 years, including a case before the United States Supreme Court.

Richard served for several years as the legal counsel for the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee.

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The School of Happiness

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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
You may be wondering ‘what is the school of happiness? And if such a school exists, how are we graded and how can we excel?’ The school of happiness is different from other schools because there is no graduation date. We’re used to attending school and eventually completing our grade, degree, program, etc. so we can go off and live our lives. The school of happiness is a lifelong program, and it doesn’t matter if we live 10 or 100 years, we attend this school forever.

Most of us associate school with good grades, shiny accolades, and awards. However, the school of happiness is not about success because if it was, people who were deemed ‘successful’ would automatically be happy. But we know that this is not the case. There are plenty of people who are very successful and are also unhappy. Perhaps doing well at the school of happiness is about dedicating your life to helping people and being of service to others. This is not necessarily the case either, because there are plenty of people who have dedicated their lives to serving others who are still deeply unhappy. Well, maybe it’s about the amount of people who think highly of us – the more people who look up to us and think we’re great, the better we’ll do at the school of happiness! Unfortunately, this also is not the case. In fact, many people who are loved by many succumb to their own darkness through suicide or drugs.

So what is the school of happiness and how can we perform well there?

External things are not a good measure of happiness. WE are the judges who decide if our lives are going well. The best part about this school is we’re the students and the teachers because we give ourselves a ‘grade.’ These grades can be a tad complicated – our grades don’t come from a performance average, meaning one day you had an A day and the next you had a C day so you average a B grade. We perform well at the school of happiness if we focus on improving ourselves every day and finding new ways to fill ourselves with peace and happiness. The folks who don’t perform well struggle through life and may find ways to numb themselves from the pain. This happens more frequently than we think because life can present many challenges.

My belief is that no matter the challenges we face, we are still capable of performing well at the school of happiness. There are people who have easy lives and they’re not happy, while there are people who have lived through tragedies and have come out very happy and full of peace. Take Hellen Keller or Stephen Hawking for example – they had very challenging lives but were still able to find happiness. We’re capable of doing this too, but it might take some work. The people who sometimes perform the best at the school of happiness are those who have suffered deeply. This is because they have developed resilience and are now able to overcome future challenges.

Sadly, many people don’t perform well at the school of happiness. In the famous words of Henry Thoreau, “Most people live lives of quiet desperation.” I believe that the purpose of life is to live well while we’re here. This belief spans across any religion – the meaning of life is to end each day and say “that was a good day” so we can string our many days together to say we lived a good life.

Since we’ll all be students in the school of happiness until our last breath, why not do exceptionally well? We can all achieve this! Before we review how to do well, let’s look at what doesn’t work.

We receive messages all day long through the media telling us that in order to be happy, we need the shiniest and newest thing. If only we had more beauty, fame, etc. then we’d finally be happy with ourselves. These messages can instill a false sense of what it takes to fulfill our lives. If we’re able to look past these messages and focus on what really matters, then we’re able to receive validation and happiness from within, not from external things.

Now let’s take a look at what we can do to be excellent students in the school of happiness.

First, it’s important to start each day and say “I’m going to make this a good day, and the way I’m going to do this is by changing the things I can control and accepting the things I can’t.” This may mean that just for today, you choose to accept certain things that make you uncomfortable – loneliness, lack of fulfillment at work, heartache, etc. That doesn’t mean that tomorrow you’ll have to accept them as well because all we’re focused on is today. If we’re able to accept feeling uncomfortable and let go of our expectations of things being a certain way, we can achieve peace even during tumultuous times. Some of us don’t excel at the school of happiness because we hold on too tightly to our expectations and then feel disappointed when things don’t go our way. And this is not to be confused with wanting to improve things in our lives. It’s the belief that when we can’t, we can choose to let go of our expectations so that we may realize it feels good to not give energy to things that are out of our control.

The focus is not necessarily on feeling good all of the time, but rather feeling peaceful during times of difficulty. Once we’re able to do this, we can be at peace or happy regardless of what we’re feeling. For example, a top athlete can be in a lot of physical pain, but not mind it because they’re a top athlete and used to this feeling. Life can be like this too. Things can cause us to suffer and feel happiness at the same time. Think of a mother giving birth – the experience is both brutally painful and extremely joyous.

We can learn to suffer less, even when we endure loss. Suffering is something we experience when we want things to be different. The key is to accept, rather than to fight the things we cannot change. This gives us the opportunity to focus on the things that bring us joy in our lives. And this doesn’t mean that we can’t grieve loss, in fact, grieving can be very helpful. It teaches us that no matter what life throws at us, life can still be good and beautiful as long as we don’t give up.

The main reason I created the Happiness podcast is to provide tools that can help anyone get through anything. When we refuse to give up, we can get through the hardest of times. We may not solve our problems today, but if we keep chipping away, the thing that was once so challenging becomes less noticeable. The school of happiness is about learning to overcome challenges, to do well at life, and live one day at a time.

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NBA Coach Brett Gunning and award-winning author Stacy Padula have teamed up to create the On The Right Path book series

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On The Right Path

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Brett Gunning, Houston Rockets Asst. Coach

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Stacy Padula, Award-winning Author

Now a book series for children that helps them see the value of life-skills!

The On The Right Path book series is one that should be read in every household. The life lessons shared through entertaining stories of basketball and faith are invaluable to young minds.”

— Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Finally, a children’s book series that focuses on six life-skill pillars: loving others; being unselfish; staying healthy and strong; showing respect; showing forgiveness; and having fun. These are the pillars that can change the trajectory of a child’s life and can create opportunity where none existed before.

NBA coach Brett Gunning and award-winning author, Stacy Padula, have teamed up to create the On the Right Path (OTRP) book series to guide young readers on the path to achieving their full potential. Both Gunning and Padula have a passion for helping young adults and believe in sharing wisdom and strategies that can be implemented by children to lead them towards success. Gunning and Padula are available for interviews and to share about their mission to empower our next generation of leaders.

OTRP is also a nonprofit organization created by Brett Gunning to guide youth basketball players on the right path to achieving their maximum potential through education, mentorship, and skill development.

Padula has written several young-adult book series that focus on helping teenagers deal with the challenges of peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, sex, and bullying found in so many communities today. She is also a notable publisher and works as a college counselor.

"The On The Right Path book series is one that should be read in every household. The life lessons shared through entertaining stories of basketball and faith are invaluable to young minds." – Joel Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church

"The On The Right Path book series is a slam dunk! The stories are rich with important lessons that kids will enjoy reading. It belongs in every home." – Mike D'Antoni, NBA Coach

"The On The Right Path books belong in every school, library, and home, as they teach invaluable life lessons to children in an entertaining and relatable way."
– Kevin McHale, NBA Hall of Famer

On the Right Path is scheduled to be released April 27, 2021 and is available for pre-order at Amazon and other book retailers.

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Scientology Volunteer Ministers’ Massive Countrywide Response to the Pandemic Continues

Day in and day out, Volunteer Ministers decontaminate minivan taxis to make them safe for the drivers and passengers.

Day in and day out, Volunteer Ministers decontaminate minivan taxis to make them safe for the drivers and passengers.

They fog entire fleets of buses to prevent the spread of the virus.

They fog entire fleets of buses to prevent the spread of the virus.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa carry portable foggers to decontaminate all the taxis in this fleet.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa carry portable foggers to decontaminate all the taxis in this fleet.

The Volunteer Ministers have sanitized more than a million vehicles over the past year since the pandemic began.

The Volunteer Ministers have sanitized more than a million vehicles over the past year since the pandemic began.

South African Scientology Volunteer Ministers have volunteered more than a million hours this past year, helping the people of the country survive the pandemic.

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, April 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — South Africa is in a level one lockdown with a general curfew from midnight to 4 a.m. But while the country sleeps, the volunteers dressed in bright yellow jackets over head-to-toe protective gear pull up to the next taxi stand carrying portable fogging equipment and get to work.

One by one, the men and women of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers sanitization team decontaminate every mini-bus taxi overnight so it is ready to provide transportation to the 69 percent of South African commuters who depend on them (including most of the country’s healthcare workers) when they emerge in the morning for their next day’s work.

In the year since President Ramaphosa announced the first lockdown, these volunteers have:

*Clocked more than a million hours of service

*Sanitized 1.1 million vehicles including taxis, ambulances, buses, fire trucks and police cars

*Sanitized 63,000 buildings, including orphanages, senior residences, schools, shelters and other facilities housing essential services.

They swear by the protocols covered in the information on the Scientology How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center. These booklets and videos are available free of charge in 21 languages including Zulo Sotha and Xhosa—the native languages of nearly half the nation. The volunteers have handed out more than a million copies of Stay Well booklets in the course of their work. And despite putting themselves on the front lines for more than a year, not a single volunteer has been taken ill.

To really appreciate the impact of their work, visit the new interactive timeline on the Scientology website and watch a series of videos, including one that documents the difference they have made to the transportation sector.

One taxi driver shares what it has meant to him to have them sanitize his cab every day and provide him with these booklets so he and his passengers can understand the protocols to keep themselves well. He credits their work with his still being alive. “Corona just passed me,” He says. “I’m still alive, man.”

Another taxi driver says, “they are trying to show us that we are very important…We need them and when they are here, we are happy. Our life is saved…I’m so healthy and good because I’ve got people who care for me.”

The Volunteer Ministers have also taken on sanitizing train stations and fleets of buses.

“In my entire career life,” says an executive in the railroad sector. “I have not actually been contacted by someone who wants to assist government.” Some 300,000 people travel through the Johannesburg station daily and although their crews disinfect and clean, they have not been able to decontaminate them. When she heard that the Scientology volunteers offered to do this, she thought “Is this for real?” And she rushed to the station to see for herself and was amazed to see them performing this service for free.

“You do things with discipline, with commitment and with precision,” says another transportation executive. “That’s what I’ve learned from each one of you. The passion. It will remain with me.”

For more information, visit the Scientology.org interactive timeline, 20/21: A Look Back & A Look Ahead, at scientology.org.za/20-21.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers of South Africa are headquartered at Kyalami Castle in Midrand, South Africa, which was dedicated on New Year’s Day 2019 by Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige.

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