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Replied By: ilovethesand on Apr 22, 2016, 12:00PM
Thank you for all the shows on catfishing. I've watched all those shows & remembered the red flags. I joined an oline dating site & started talking to a guy. I saw some of those red flags & used the Google search feature where you can do a search with a picture. I used a picture he gave me to search & found out it was a scam. So, thank you!
 
Replied By: bea444 on Apr 15, 2016, 6:03PM
Hi Dr. Phil.  What ever happened with Alexandria?  You never mention her anymore.
 
Replied By: rodentraiser on Apr 13, 2016, 2:56AM - In reply to joanvanh
It's even worse when the adult bullies are bosses and managers you have to work for. Having to go to work with a bully boss is like being a kid all over again. You can't hit back and you can't walk away because you know you need your job. So you bury the stress. Is it any wonder people die of heart attacks and strokes? Sometimes I wonder if cancer is just another way of the body reacting to stress.
 
Replied By: joanvanh on Apr 10, 2016, 1:22PM
There is a great deal of talk and coverage about childhood bullies, and rightfully so. Actually, there is room for more talk and far more action. However, there is little talked about as far as adult bullies and the damage that can be inflicted by them. Emotional damage in relationships is a pretty obvious area when thinking about adult bullies. But there are MANY other ways in which adult bullies can cause complete annihilation of lives, many time over.


Adult bullies are quite often seen in positions of authority, such as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges. In the criminal court system, this behavior destroys innocent lives. In the United States, we are seeing an average of 3 exonerations for those wrongly convicted PER WEEK and this is growing. In 2015, there was a record number of innocents exonerated.


In a case I've been advocating for nearly half my life now, the cause of the wrongful convictions was a police detective. The complaints against him were so bad, it was given a name ... The Winkler Factor. His bullying frightened and angered dozens upon dozens of people. To make matters worse, there was a prosecutor who turned a blind eye to the complaints and to his behavior. Top that off with a judge who ignored them both.


Do you have any idea what it takes to free an innocent person from prison? Our case has SIX innocent men. There are those who have been exonerated 30 plus YEARS after a wrongful conviction. There are records proving that there have absolutely been others who have died in prison and cleared after their death. Prosecutors fight to the bitter end to deny there are innocents in prison. In cases where, if a person bothers to look just a little closer, a horrific list of wrongs can be seen, law enforcement officers stand by every deceitful, misleading and threatening action they have taken.


Please, address this issue. Adult bullies with power are destroying lives out here.
 
Replied By: lbuzzy on Apr 6, 2016, 7:21PM
I get tired of Dr.Phil always blaming the parents for the behavior of their kids and to some degree that's true but has he ever lived through situations that he's so critcal of. He's always telling us about his degrees and professional experience but what would he and Robin have done if they lived through some of the chaotic situations shown on his show. Wouldn't that be a great show if they did just that. Instead of discussing a situation they moved into a disfunctional house and dealt with the chaos they are confronted with. Do you think his talking to someone who is punching walls, throwing things, cursing and swearing etc is going to calm the situation. I doubt it but why not show us all how he and Robin would handle situations like that and see if their parenting skill are up to the task. Would be a great show but one I'll never see I'm sure.
 
Replied By: aliaszee on Mar 23, 2016, 8:18AM
Schaefer Floyd Zachary My mother Jami choose my middle name after this album. Its funny because her birthday is 1/23 the full moon in Leo this year. My birthday is 8/3. Leap year also. Coincidentally me my sister, mother and father Jeffrey clemits Schaefer (rip) birthday all coincide with the lunar cycles. Sister birthday is 3rd qtr which also happens to be Passover this year. My birthday falls on a new moon cycle. Father's birthday is 8/12 which is the persied meteor shower. My daughter is due on 5/5 which is a new moon cycle also, but it happens to be date of the eta Aquarius meteor shower as well. The two line up perfectly for the Aquarius shower to occur with no visible moon making the shower and falling stars stand out more beautifully as there will be no moonlight. A week after she will be born is going to be Friday the 13th. Chances of all this happing is astronomical billions to won(1). But wait it gets better. Digging away at a price of ground in your home town waiting for someone or something to show you the way...hmm my home town. Waxahachie Texas. What's under their ground there??? Possibly an atom smasher for sale that the government bought my grandparents land to build when I was born. At a cost of 7billion in 1993 it was shut down for lack of funds. It is for sale now for only 30million!!!! What a bargain!!! To bad I'm only a simple glass man and cannot afford that. The whole album fits my life to an exact second place ment. After all I was born in her imaj. Part of the price for tea and the slice old man died. Track time 7:46 dark side experience edition. Refer to central us moon chart (Houston) Jan. 23 7:46 pm- (sa) Jan. 24 1:46 pm(su). Then refer to new moon 8/2(tu) 3:46 pm - 8:46 pm. Trying to get a point acroooos to two.. But this is only fanta z! My neibour who killed my puppy Sosa (su,sa) Christ ma's day is cooking crystal meth. No one cares about my DOG! I struggle pay check to pay check would it be wrong of me to rob him? Then tie him up and set his meth lab ablaze??? Everyone thinks im a lunatic! But got to keep the loonies on the path right?!!. I lost it and walked off my job at sasol north america to seek mental help. I returnd to waxahachie to ask my grandparents for help. They don't care about me or sister as we are not members of the morman church. They used their religion for means of an excuse to not help me out. All I asked for was a German Shepherd puppy. They said they don't have the $$$ don't deny money is what the fighting is all about!!!! They judge me because 1) I'm not moron I mean morman. Man more.. 2) I smoke pot. Newsflash!!! I've read just about every religious book out. Bible, Torah and Qur'an. Funny thing the story of Zechariah (Zachary) is arguably same cross all three. Even better he is know as the incense burner. Puff puff pass fool lol. Needless to say they didn't help. My mothers mom took out a loan and surprised me with my dog of war. I got my German Shepherd on 3/8 she was born 1/23 just like momma Jami. Imajen my Early birthday present which isn't until 8/3 what I can teach Saila, my only regret with Sosa I taught him commands in English hanging on in quiet desperation the time has come. Alias will be thought in German..... ALL LIVES INCLUDE A STRUGGLE.. Saila will be ruthless...OSHA look what you did to me. !!! You made me talk to the voice's in my head. Seeing how its an OSHA and sasol violation to listen to music on plant property. I had to hide my phone in my hard had with volume almost as low as it goes as not to be caught. By Waldo sasols safety inspector music is an automatic removal from property. I lost my job over listening to the dark side of the moon playing in my hard hat.... Oh well it was only $12 an hour. (Longer story) at the moment I am currently jobless with a baby due real soon. Life's a bitch! I am 50 thousand in debt due to student loans. I have a degrees in drafting and design I do not recommend any one enroll in to ITT-TECH what a scam.. On top of all of this my disabled sister befriended a tweaker and he stole her colozopam prescription street value around $500 + or - $250 depending if they ate or sold. Stole my rent money $500 cash and one of my pistols. Sheriff's dept calcashieu parishe has no answer on missing gun and neighbor is still cooking meth what a shame. Again I ask would I'd be wrong to take matters in my own hand vigilante style??. Father how I wish, wish you were here were just two lost souls in a fish bowl year after year. Jeffrey clemits committed suicide a week prior to my graduation. I haven't spoke to him in years he ran off dead beat dad style. He so ducking selfish it had to be all about him the week of my big day. I walked across the stage highest honors and perfect attendance. With nobody there to watch me. It is what it is JC is selfish.... The lunatic is on the grass remembering daisy chains and luaghs got to keep the loonies on the path. My sister has a brain injury and suffers from epilepsy has seizures frequently. In a world of magnets and miracles. She has had several brain surgery's since she was a child. And has a device implanted next to her heart. If she goes into a seizure we must put a specialized magnet by her heart. It will shock her brain in attempts to stop the seizure. I am in tune but I am eclipsed by my little sister. My mind is somewhere lost at sasol like my puppy Sosa.. Los as so sa...I miss you Buddy I love you so much.AliasZ Sheepdog12 Retweeted David Gilmour

https://youtu.be/1njnysguwfc us and them. Collect call from America. Floyd to Floyd. Rose Pilchitt.
 
Replied By: droppedbydish on Mar 10, 2016, 9:13AM
Those that know me know what this is about, please share to spread as much as possible.. This is my story with Dishnetwork, and these are the emails i have sent, to right a wrong...
Hello, my name is Charles Aaron Scranton, I was hired by Dishnetwork on July 14th 2008. I am an FSS IV out of the Grain Valley office. I have lived, breathed, ate, and slept Dish for almost 8 years. I love my job, and i love this company. I am a remote technician, which i also love. Awhile back, i was wrongfully terminated. I fought tooth and nail to regain my job. I won that fight. There was a manager at that time that had a personal conflict with me, and he arranged my termination. He is no longer working in my office, Yet, I find myself fighting for my job again. On February 17th, my van was stolen from my driveway. There were tools and cabling taken. My home was violated. I am a single father, and my daughter was home at the time of the invasion. It was a very traumatizing event, and to add to the trauma I was terminated. The ignition keys were inside the van, and the van was locked. I understand now, how that was not the best practice. I had started locking the van with the keyless entry, and leaving the ignition key inside, when prompted to do so by my manager. A couple months prior I had a bad battery, and if I turned my van off it would not restart. I told my manager about the problem, and asked to take the van to the dealership to get it fixed. He instructed me to keep the van running during the day, and get the van into the dealership on my day off. However, the only way I could accomplish this, and lock the van was to use the keyless entry. I did this for a couple of weeks, jump starting the van every morning, until I could get it into the dealership. I finally had the battery replaced, but the habit was formed of leaving the key in the van and locking with keyless entry. My manager had been out on my job site on several occasions while I practiced this. I even made comments to him about how I never had to worry about locking my keys in the van now because the keyless entry was always clipped to my collar. I received less than a 48 hour investigation, and was terminated. A veteran technician. I do understand how the habit of leaving the ignition key in the van is not the best practice to have. However, as unfortunate as this situation is, I did have my van locked and it was parked on my property, in an off street parking spot. Termination is not the right course of action. Even though I have had a rather hostile work environment, on many occasions, I love my job....I need my job. I only want to be reinstated. My job is the only request I have. I will email continually, and I am seeking legal counsel. I do NOT want to pursue anything but my reinstatement. However, I will take whatever course of action my attorney suggests if I am not reinstated.
Hello, my name is Charles Aaron Scranton. I was hired by dish on July 14th 2008. I am a level 4 technician that is also smart home certified and dishnet certified. I am extremely knowledgeable in most everything that has to do with dish installations. I am a team player, my phone rings constantly with technicians and managers asking questions about problematic installations. I started out in the Gladstone office, but when it was shut down i was moved to the Grain Valley office. I have assisted both technicians and managers from the Grain Valley office and the Lenexa office. I have excellent customer service skills, and i am a consistently solving our customers needs when it comes to smart home, and dish issues. I rarely miss work, which generally only happens if there is an issue with my daughter as i am a single father. I have been proud to be a part of the Dish family, and it has been an enormous part of my family's life as well. I have seen so many technicians, and managers, come and go over the years. Most, because this job was too demanding on them. Some, because of the management that we have had over the years has been inconsistent and generally has not supported the technicians. Even through all the issues and hostility i have seen and been a victim of, i love my job. I love the interaction with the customers. I love the puzzles of the installs and leaving the customers in a better place when i leave. I have always been proud of my work and proud to be a Dish technician. However, on February 17th my van was stolen. Someone came on my property, and violated my home and my security. Even though i am an 8 yr veteran, i received less than a 48 hr investigation. Then i was unceremoniously terminated. I am looking for anyone who will hear my story and see value in having me as part of the Dish family once again. My legal counsel believes he should be involved, but all i want is reinstated. I only wish to have my career back, and to be able to continue my work taking care of Dish customers and my own family. Please, i am a technician worth having in the Dish family. I do believe this is a gross overreaction and that it can be rectified. I believe that you will do the right thing and reinstate me and have me, once again, bringing best in class to all the Dish customers out there.
My name is Charles Aaron Scranton I was an employee of Dishnetwork for almost 8 years. I was a Field Service Specialist IV, working out of the Grain Valley office. I was recently terminated as a result of a risk assessment, due to my van being stolen. This company, that I have loved, and devoted my life to for so long, has abandoned a technician of great worth. Dish has a technician turn over rate like a revolving door. If we manage to hire a competent technician, our management staff runs them off inside two years. Even though, that management staff itself has also turned over in the same amount of time. I was one of the few that stayed loyal to this company and this brand. I excelled in everything you wanted me to do. After I was terminated, I sent emails trying to plead my case and have this heinous decision reversed. I have put all my faith in a company that tells tales of being a family, and taking care of its own. However, tales seems to be all they are. A sad day. Indeed. All I requested was my job reinstated. I was not looking for any other type of compensation, other than the ability to continue taking care of my family and the Dish customers. If that is not a show of loyalty to a company, than loyalty can never be shown. I have stayed my course with this ship throughout many, many instances of hostile work situations. All in the, obviously incorrect, belief that the company as a whole was better than the individuals causing the traumatic situations. I had faith. I had faith that this company was a great place to call home and that, in the end, I was working for an upstanding establishment that would do the right thing. That, however, is not the case. Instead I was working for a company, that seems, to have no value in its workers and the idea of a Dish family seems to be only a farce. I know the opinion of a lowly technician may not have much weight among the VP's of this company, but keep in mind we are the heartbeat of this Dish. Without great technicians, like myself, this company could not succeed. Therefore, the loss of my job is not only a tragedy to this single father, but also to the Dish company as a whole. There are also other technicians out of my office that are now looking to other employment due to this situation. They now see that they are not valued either, especially considering most of them have been with the company many years less than myself. This is one last attempt to reach out, and right this wrong. What has been done, can be undone. This is what is best for business, and best for the Dish brand. Prove to the critics, that Dish is in fact a great place to work, and that they value their employees. Prove that you are willing to do the right, and ethical move. Reinstate me, show all Dish employees that they are important and not merely an employee ID number easily erased. If this goes unheard, or merely lands on deaf ears, then this will truly be a sad day.
 
Replied By: nccablegod on Feb 10, 2016, 9:17AM
Please excuse my poor grammar ..  I like some of your shows you do help people. But were you born on Mars?  Watching the show about teenagers fighting in school .. You said whats going on ??  Partner kids have been fighting in school in the 60's and 70's  I know I was there. I was bullied had my lunch money taken daily.  You sitting in your mountian top and asking experts what they think that learn in a safe clean enviroment .. 



 This remeinds me of people writing diet books sitting home at a table looking up good things..  How about having a truck driver write a diet book. The everyday people don't sit and make food.. we have to eat and run ..  

In my day we were whipped with a wood paddle. Then I became a dad and I paddled the pamper so it did no damage. but if they acted up in public I took them to the car. I didn't have to lay a hand on them the thought made them cry .  My son turned 17 he mouthed off to me I said talk to me like that and I will punch you he looked at me and said "Try It ' So I grabbed him by his coat he was wearing and lifted him to the ceiling ..  He never disrespected me again .. He is now in his 6th years in the USAF that I push him in and he said it was the best thing I did for him ..


But kids fighting omg wake up where did you grow up candy land ...ask people from hard knocks advice .. ask the people in the trenches what is what not armchair experts 

 
Replied By: keachybean on Jan 9, 2016, 8:15PM - In reply to peaper
I haven't noticed that Phil holds Robyn's hand behind him. I'll look for it now and remark later but I did notice something about the walk off.


I just watched the show where Phil and Robyn did the walk off with Robyn's guest and I noticed for the first time that Phil walks like he's in horrible pain. I noticed it a bit before, but it seems to be getting worse. I know he hasn't had an easy life and has mentioned that he played football in school so he's been kicked around a bit. 


I wonder if he has ever mentioned anything on the show about it.


Just as an aside, can you imagine dealing with the type of people he sees every day while in pain?!


An amazing man.


Nan


 
Replied By: keachybean on Jan 9, 2016, 8:14PM - In reply to peaper
I haven't noticed that Phil holds Robyn's hand behind him. I'll look for it now and remark later but I did notice something about the walk off.

I just watched the show where Phil and Robyn did the walk off with Robyn's guest and I noticed for the first time that Phil walks like he's in horrible pain. I noticed it a bit before, but it seems to be getting worse. I know he hasn't had an easy life and has mentioned that he played football in school so he's been kicked around a bit. 

I wonder if he has ever mentioned anything on the show about it.

Just as an aside, can you imagine dealing with the type of people he sees every day while in pain?!

An amazing man.

Nan

 
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