Labor Pains of a New Worldview

Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

CROSSROADS SYNOPSIS:
*Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.

*Crossroads* places evolutionary context to today’s escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness.

A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Scientists and thinkers featured in *Crossroads* include: Amit Goswami, Neale Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bruce Lipton, Peter Joseph, Caroline A. Miller, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Michael Laitman, Ervin Laszlo, Dean Radin, Dave Sherman, Annie Leonard, Jairon G. Cuesta, and John St. Augustine.

ABOUT CROSSROADS’ FILMMAKER:
Joseph Ohayon, a filmmaker, writer and speaker based in Israel and New York, is best known for his relentless quest to put pieces together and look at the big picture. Joseph directs, writes, and hosts documentaries and talk shows on Israeli and US television, and also lectures on the need to adapt to an increasingly interdependent world.

Crossroads Official Site: http://www.crossroadsfilm.com

CROSSROADS TOPICS, THEMES & MEMES:
(in order of appearance)

Who Are You?
Kony 2012
Albert Einstein Problems Quote
Interdependence
World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2012
Greece Riots 2011
Chile Protests 2011
Spain Protests 2011
Israel Protests 2011
India Protests 2011
Occupy Wall St.
G20
Egolution
Survival
Egoistic Competition
Separation Cosmology
Separation Sociology
Black Wolf vs. White Wolf
The Asch Experiment
Bruce Lipton Stem Cell Experiment
Genetic Determinism Vs. Environmental Influence
Social Contagion
Framingham Heart Study
Happiness
Philip Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment
Matter Vs. Meaning
Darwin Theory of Evolution
Isaac Newton
Newtonian Physics
Materialism
Love
Beauty
Harmony
Energy
Quantum Physics
Johannes Vermeer Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus
Van Meegeren Forgery
McDonalds
John Cage 4’33”
iTunes
Value of Gold
Values
Social Influence
Story of Stuff
Consumption
Advertising
Media
Mr. Rogers TV/Viewer Space Is Sacred Quote
Money
Work Watch Spend Treadmill
Obama vs. Romney
Change
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
It’s the Economy Stupid
Worldview
Consciousness
What Is the Meaning of Life?
Identity
Group vs. Individuals
Stratafication
Unity
Caterpillar, Butterfly
Crisis as Transition
Imaginal Cells
Conscious Evolution
Mutual Respect
Giving
Health Care Crisis
Politics Crisis
Education Crisis
Selfishness
Exploitation
Negative Emotions
Greed
Jealousy
Anger
Positive Emotions
Human Superorganism
Connectedness
Solidarity
Family
Social Networks
Togetherness
Joy
Science
Why Are We Here?
Nature
Homeostasis
Balance
Critical Mass
Humanity
Awareness
Awakening

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A Little Girl and Her Father

“A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.

The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter: “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.”

The little girl said: “No, Dad. You hold my hand.”

“What’s the difference?” Asked the puzzled father.

“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl. “If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours…”

5 Monkeys and a Cage

There was an interesting experiment that started with five monkeys in a cage. A banana hung inside the cage with a set of steps placed underneath it. After a while, a monkey went to the steps and started to climb towards the banana, but when he touched the steps, he set off a spray that soaked all the other monkeys with cold water. Another monkey tried to reach the banana with the same result. It didn’t take long for the monkeys to learn that the best way to stay dry was to prevent any monkey from attempting to reach the banana.

The next stage of the experiment was to remove the spray from the cage and to replace one of the monkeys with a new one. Of course, the new monkey saw the banana and went over to climb the steps. To his horror, the other monkeys attacked him. After another attempt, he learnt that if he touched the steps, he would be assaulted.

Next, another of the original five was replaced with a new monkey. The newcomer went to the steps and was attacked. The previous newcomer joined in the attack with enthusiasm!

Then, a third monkey was replaced with a new one and then a fourth. Every time a newcomer approached the steps, he was attacked. Most of the monkeys beating him had no idea why they were not allowed to climb the steps or why they were joining in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing the fifth monkey, none of the monkeys had ever been sprayed with water. Still, no monkey ever approached the steps. Why not? Because as far as they knew it was the way it had always been done around here… and that is how company policy begins.

When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is

queer

queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
– Author unknown

Movie

10,000 BC 2008 09 DV Go to IMDB  
100 Girls 2000 08 AV Go to IMDB March 14, 2010
2012 2009 06 DV Go to IMDB  
30 Days of Night 2007 07 AV Go to IMDB April 11, 2010
3-10 to Yuma 2007 08 AV Go to IMDB April 10, 2010
88 Minutes 2007 09 AV Go to IMDB March 13, 2010
Addicted to Love 1997 09 AV Go to IMDB February 13, 2010
A Fistful of Dollars 1964 00 AV Go to IMDB  
ALATRISTE 2006 07 DV Go to IMDB  
A LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN 2005 07 DV Go to IMDB  
All About the Benjamins 2002 08 AV Go to IMDB March 6, 2010
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 08 AV Go to IMDB January 2, 2010
American Beauty 1999 09 AV Go to IMDB May 2, 2009
American Pie Presents The Naked Mile 2006 08 AV Go to IMDB August 21, 2009
Anatomie 2000 09 AV Go to IMDB September 12, 2009
Anger Management 2003 10 AV Go to IMDB January 4, 2009
Apocalypto 2006 07 AV Go to IMDB April 6, 2008
Appaloosa 2008 08 AV Go to IMDB  
Armageddon 1998 09 AV Go to IMDB April 26, 2008
ASSASSINATION OF JESSEJAMES 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Assault on Precinct 13 2005 07 AV Go to IMDB June 20, 2009
Atonement 2007 09 AV Go to IMDB December 26, 2009
August Rush 2007 10 AV Go to IMDB March 21, 2010
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem 2007 08 AV Go to IMDB February 27, 2010
Awake 2007 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Awakenings 1990 10 AV Go to IMDB  
A Walk to Remember 2002 10 AV Go to IMDB  
Babylon A.D. 2008 09 AV Go to IMDB  
Bandidas 2006 09 AV Go to IMDB  
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper 2004 06 MP Go to IMDB  
Beetle Juice 1988 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Being Julia 2004 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Ben X 2007 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Big Fat Liar 2002 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Blade 1998 09 AV Go to IMDB  
Blade House of Chtlon   06 AV    
Blood and Chocolate 2007 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 00 AV Go to IMDB  
BORDER TOWN 2006 09 DV Go to IMDB  
Braindead 1992 01 AV Go to IMDB  
Bridget Jones’s Diary 2001 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Buffalo Soldiers 2001 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Burn After Reading 2008 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Burn After Reading 2008 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Calendar Girls 2003 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Chaos 2006 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Charlie Bartlett 2007 07 AV Go to IMDB  
CHILDREN   00 DV    
Cleaner 2007 09 AV Go to IMDB  
Cloverfield 2008 00 DV Go to IMDB  
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 07 AV Go to IMDB  
De fortabte sjæles 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Doctor Zhivago 1965 10 AV Go to IMDB  
Eastern Promises 2007 06 DV Go to IMDB April 24, 2010
Elvis Has Left the Building 2006 00 AV Go to IMDB  
ENCHANTED 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Enemy at the Gates 2001 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Escape from New York 1981 07 DV Go to IMDB  
Final Destination 3 2006 00 DV Go to IMDB  
For Queen & Country 1988 10 DV Go to IMDB  
GABRIEL 2007 07 DV Go to IMDB  
Girdap 2008 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Gone Baby Gone 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Gone with the Wind 1939 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Grande Duel 1972 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Günesi gördüm 2009 00 DV Go to IMDB  
Hang ‘Em High 1968 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Heartbreak Ridge 1986 00 AV Go to IMDB  
HIGHLANDER I 1986 10 DV Go to IMDB  
High Noon 1952 00 AV Go to IMDB  
HITMAN 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Home of the Brave 2006 10 DV Go to IMDB  
In Bruges 2008 03 DV Go to IMDB April 24, 2010
Jet Li’s Fearless 2006 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Knowing 2009 00 DV Go to IMDB  
La môme 2007 00 DV Go to IMDB  
Lions for Lambs 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB April 25, 2010
LOST COLONY 2007 04 DV Go to IMDB April 23, 2010
Mad Max 1979 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Mad Max III – Beyond Thunderdome 1985 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Mad Max II – The Road Warrior 1981 09 DV Go to IMDB  
MALEFIQUE   07 DV    
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 09 DV Go to IMDB  
No Country for Old Men 2007 09 DV Go to IMDB  
Norbit 2007 07 AV Go to IMDB  
Paint Your Wagon 1969 08 AV Go to IMDB  
Pathfinder 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 09 DV Go to IMDB  
Persepolis 2007 00 DV Go to IMDB  
Public Enemies 2009 08 DV Go to IMDB April 24, 2010
Rambo 2008 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Reign Over Me 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB April 23, 2010
Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
Sabata 1969 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Species: The Awakening 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
Stalingrad 1993 06 DV Go to IMDB  
Taking Chance 2009 00 DV Go to IMDB  
The Art of War II: Betrayal 2008 05 DV Go to IMDB  
The Bank Job 2008 08 DV Go to IMDB  
The Big White 2005 06 DV Go to IMDB  
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
The Bravados 1958 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Bucket List 2007 10 MP Go to IMDB  
The Golden Compass 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
The Guns of Navarone 1961 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Hills Have Eyes 2006 08 DV Go to IMDB  
The Hills Have Eyes II 2007 08 DV Go to IMDB  
The Holiday 2006 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Hunting Party 2007 10 DV Go to IMDB  
The Killing Fields 1984 00 DV Go to IMDB  
The Life Before Her Eyes 2007 09 DV Go to IMDB  
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 10 DV Go to IMDB  
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 10 DV Go to IMDB  
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 09 DV Go to IMDB  
The Midnight Meat Train 2008 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Night of the Generals 1967 00 DV Go to IMDB  
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 00 DV Go to IMDB  
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Secret 2006 00 AV Go to IMDB  
The Wild 2006 00 DV Go to IMDB  
The Wrestler 2008 00 DV Go to IMDB  
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 10 AV Go to IMDB  
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 00 AV Go to IMDB  
Tortured 2008 00 DV Go to IMDB  
Traitor 2008 06 DV Go to IMDB May 1, 2010
Valkyrie 2008 03 DV Go to IMDB April 24, 2010
Where Eagles Dare 1968 00 AV Go to IMDB  

IF …… (RUDYARD KIPLING)

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
RUDYARD KIPLING

A maratime myth?

Radio exchange between Galicians and Americans Date Oct 16th 1997.

Galician: A-853 speaking, please change course 15 degrees southwards to avoid collision. You are heading directly for us, distance 25 sea miles.

American: We advise you to change your course by 15 degrees northwards to avoid collision.
Galician: Negative. We repeat: Change your course by 15 degrees to south to avoid a collision.
American: This is the captain of a united states navy ship speaking. Change your course immediately by 15 degrees to north to avoid a collision.
Galician: We do not think that is either possible or necessary: we advise you to change 15 degrees southwards to avoid a collision
American: (agitated by now): Captain Richard James Howard speaking, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln of the United States Navy. The is the second largest battleship of the North American fleet; we are being escorted by two battlecruisers, six destroyers, five cruisers, four submarines and a number of other ships ready to support us at any time. We are heading for the Persian Gulf for manoeuvres. I don’t advise you, I order you to change course 15 degrees northwards!
Galician: Juan Manuel Salas Alcantara speaking. We are two people. We are escorted by our dog, our food, two beers and a canary, currently asleep. We have support from the transmitters Cadena Dial of La Coruna, and Channel 106 for putting out maritime distress signals. We are not heading anywhere, since we are situated in Lighthouse Finisterre A-853 on the Galacian Coast!

Funny Story About a Computer Systems Engineer & CentOS

You can find whole story at http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127

OR … why every city council needs at least one geek

Background: This a default test page that shows up after an install of CentOS. It is slightly different between the 3 centos versions … here is an example:

http://mirror.centos.org/mirrorscripts/noindex_new.html

Now, the rest of this story is true … hard to believe, but true none the less. I will just post the raw e-mails (email addresses removed) and let you see a day in the life of the CentOS Team

We want to make it clear that the CentOS team does not support sending derogatory e-mails to anyone. Thank you for your understanding.

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:52:58 +0000 (Wed, 18:52 CST)
Jerry A. Taylor submitted the following Information:
Email xxxxxxx
Company City of Tuttle
Location Oklahoma
Comments

Who gave you permission to invade my website and block me and anyone else from accessing it???
Please remove your software immediately before I report it to government officials!!
I am the City Manager of Tuttle, Oklahoma.

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry A. Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:59:18 -0600

I feel sorry for your city.

CentOS is an operating system. It is probably installed on the computer
that runs your website.

We hope you are happy with it, since we produced it for free and you are
able to use it without paying us … and are even threatening to have us
arrested for providing to you free of charge.

Please contact someone who does IT for you and show them the page so
that they can configure your apache webserver correctly.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes,
CentOS 4 Lead Developer

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From: Jerry A. Taylor
To: CentOS Web Site
Subject: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:58:31 +0000 (12:58 CST)

Jerry A. Taylor submitted the following Information:
Email xxxxx
Company City of Tuttle
Location Oklahoma
Comments

Get this web site off my home page!!!!!
It is blocking access to my website!!!!~!

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry A. Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:45:37 -0600

It is not a website … it is the operating system.

I would be glad to help you configure your webserver.

Do you own the machine that your web site is on, or is it at a hosting
provider.

If it is at a provider, they need to properly configure their webserver.

If it is on your machine, your apache needs to be properly configured.

I am assuming that you are seeing a page that looks like this:

http://centos.hughesjr.com/testing/noindex_new.html

If so, it tells you exactly what needs to be done to fix the problem.
If your server is at a provider location, they should be able to fix it
if you tell them about the issue.

We didn’t DO ANYTHING … that is what the default apache setup looks
like if you are running our operating system (CentOS). So how your
configuration file has been replaced by the default one … that is not
something that we can do, it is something that might have been done by
the administrator of the machine.

IF you are not sending these e-mails via the CentOS.org homepage, please
reply to this e-mail so that I will know that.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
CentOS-4 Lead Developer

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:54:24 -0600

I do not want this software!!!! This is the City of Tuttle, Oklahoma. Get rid of this software!!!!!
Second notice!

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:58:23 -0600

Johnny,
Unless this software is removed I will file a complaint with the FBI.

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:18:06 -0600

Jerry,

I/We didn’t install any software … I am trying to tell you that.

I am asking you as nicely as I possible can to explain what the problem is.

I have tried to explain to you what CentOS is.

It is an operating system … a version of linux.

It does not install itself … it requires someone to install it.

If you will not let me help you, or at least talk to someone who knows
what Linux is, then you will look like an idiot.

Your choice.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:46:40 -0600

Mr. Taylor,

My name is Johnny Hughes, I am a software engineer and I am a developer
of CentOS. I live in Corpus Christi, Texas.

I have been published in several magazines … here is my latest
article:

http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/65

http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/65/CentOS_4.2.pdf

CentOS is a legitimate operating system … that is what it is. It is
like Microsoft Windows, RedHat Linux, or Apple OSX … It is not
possible that it was installed without operator action. I have no idea
what you think has happened, nor what has given you the idea that the
CentOS Project is involved in any way.

CentOS is not spyware, it is not spam. It does not take over websites.

If you will not let me help you, find someone you know who is computer
literate and has heard of Linux to look at your problem. I am trying
very, very hard to save you from great embarrassment.

You may certainly call the FBI if you want. I may call some law
enforcement agency or attorney myself if you don’t stop throwing around
accusations and stop threatening me without just cause.

Please, for the love of God, either let me help you or talk to a
computer administrator who can help you with your problem.

Thank You,
Johnny Hughes
CentOS-4 Lead Developer

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:15:17 -0600

I have four computers located at City Hall. All of these computers display
the same CentOS page when attempting to bring up Tuttle-ok.gov. Now if your
software is not causing this problem, how does it happen??? No one outside
this building has complained about this problem. This is a block of public
access to a city’s website. Remove your software within the next 12 hours or
an official complaint to the FBI is being filed!

Third correspondence to this location.

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:50:33 -0600

Johnny,
This a message to notify you that your webpage has blocked an “Official”
website that is used to provide public information regarding City Council
meetings including notifying the public of the agendas. Failure to provide
the agendas on the City’s website is a violation of the open records act of
Oklahoma. You claim no responsibility but the city did not subscribe to your
software and the city did not authorize you to display it when the city’s
website is selected.

You have officially been notified and given an opportunity to correct the
situation without legal intervention. The rest is up to you!
Jerry

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Cc: mayor of Tuttle
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:34:18 -0600

Mr. Taylor

Stop with the FBI already. If CentOS is on the computers, it was
installed there by someone who controls the computer.

Who installed the operating system on those computers? Who is the
administrator of the computers and have you contacted them?

If the operating system that is installed on the computers is CentOS,
then it was installed by the administrator if the computer.

Are you not understanding what I am writing?

Please talk to the person who controls the computers … or give me a
name and an e-mail address and I will talk to them.

If someone who is computer literate doesn’t take care of this situation
I will be forced to send these ridiculous e-mails to your local media.
I’m sure they will be able to understand what I am trying to tell you.

Please, I have asked you at least 3 times to have your administrator,
the person who installed the operating system on those computers, to
look at them.

Thank you,
Johnny Hughes

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Cc: mayor of Tuttle
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:38:46 -0600

We don’t display anything … you have yet to even tell me the name of
the webserver in question.

I am very tired of your threats when you have yet to even show me what
your problem is.

You obviously do not understand what I am trying to tell you, is there
no one on the city council or in your building who understands what an
operating system is.

If you would like me to help the administrator of the computers in
question, I would be happy to. However, we did not install anything,
anywhere.

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:58:24 -0600

Johnny,
I have contacted the City’s network administrator wnd he has done nothing to
install your CentOS software. I have contacted our Internet provider and
they know nothing about your software. I am computer literate! I have 22
years in computer systems engineering and operation. Now, can you tell me
how to remove “your software” that you acknowledge you provided free of
charge? I consider this “hacking”. I have no fear of the media, in fact I
welcome this publicity.
Just correct this problem and leave this system alone in the future.

Jerry

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Cc: mayor of Tuttle
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 19:08:05 -0600

Mr. Taylor,
Even though I have repeatedly asked you to contact your service provider
or your network administrator, you have persisted to instead harass me.
I have repeatedly offered to help you fix your issue, if you would just
provide me with information. You have chosen neither provide me with
information or contact your hosting provider … so I decided to see if
I could find some of the information myself.

I found the website that you are having problems with by looking at
http://www.Tuttle-OK.gov/ and I saw an e-mail address of
cityoftuttle.org … so I went to www.cityoftuttle.org and I see the
problem.

As I tried to explain to you before, that page is displayed when the
webserver in question is not properly configured.

The IP address that is returned from a name lookup of
www.cityoftuttle.org is 65.77.67.7. That is the IP address of your
server.

Doing more research, I have found that the site in question is hosted by
Vidia Communications. If you look at this page

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/?host=www.vidiacom.com

you will plainly see that Vidia Communications uses CentOS as the
operating system for their server.

So, though I have told you again and again that you need to contact your
service provider and tell them of your problem, you obviously would
rather threaten me and my group.

Now, for the last time … contact your web server provider, Vidia
Communications, and tell them that they have a misconfiguration on the
server that they are hosting your website on.

While you are at it, why don’t you ask Vidia Communications why it is
that they choose CentOS to host your webserver on.

So you see Mr. Taylor, you ARE using my free operating system to run
your website, you are doing so by choice, it is a configuration error by
the person who choose to install the software and if you would have done
what I asked you to your website would have been up by now.

Let me conclude by saying that it is very hard for me NOT to send this
e-mail and all the other correspondence between you and I to
http://www.tuttletimes.com/

I will not do so, even though I really do want to.

Thank you,
Johnny Hughes

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 19:20:11 -0600

Mr. Taylor,

If there are other servers besides the one I already found … If you
provide me the names, I’ll be happy to tell you who the provider is for
them as well.

Johnny Hughes

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From: Jerry.Taylor
To: Johnny Hughes
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:36:42 -0600

Johnny,
The problem has been resolved by VIDIA who used to host the City website.
They still provide cable service but do not host the website. The
explanation was that they had a crash and during the rebuild they
reinstalled the software that affected our website.

I am sorry that we had to go through the process and accusations to get the
problem resolved. It could have been resolved a lot quicker if the initial
correspondence with you provided the helpful information that was
transmitted in the last messages. My initial contact with VIDIA disallowed
any knowledge of creating the problem.

Jerry

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From: Johnny Hughes
To: Jerry.Taylor
Subject: Re: www.centos.org – Contact Us Form
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:49:15 -0600

Jerry,

I asked time and again for the name of the web server administrator or
the website so that I could help you.

I did the extra research on my own to figure it out for myself when I
was not provided any of that information by you.

I also tried very hard to convince you that the problem had to be caused
on the web server and that CentOS could not possibly be installed by
accident or in anyway take over a website.

You will notice that in my first and second e-mails, I spell out exactly
how to fix the problem and who should be contacted.

Any administrator should have been able to use nslookup, dig and whois
to figure out the problem, which had absolutely nothing to do with
CentOS.

I am glad that you got the problem fixed.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
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OK … so there it is … in it’s entirety. I can’t even make this kind of stuff up.

Another day in the life of a Linux Distro