Tuesday, August 17, 2010

FFF #38 A Simple Request

I know I'm a little late on this one, but the words hit me today, and they had to be written, so forgive me this.
FFF #38 A Simple Request

Like a snake
You coil
Your foul body around...
Careful or
I might
Walk into trouble.

You toil with tools
Not fully understood
While I sit
Watching
Tracking Your
Hidden motives.

Keep sifting
Through the rubble
And maybe-
Just maybe
You’ll find
Something of value.

You’ve hurt me
It’s true
Your
“behind the scene”
Attacks
were brutal.

Moving forward
I’m now doing.
If you’re not careful
You’ll find
The trouble
You’re brewing
Will backfire
And bubble.

So for my sake
And yours
I’m asking you
Woman to woman,
Woman to man-

Please,
STOP
Stewing and brewing
Your hatred
And just leave me
And my writing be.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Do You Know What a Blog Stalker is?

Blog Stalkers or Cyber Stalkers are becoming quite the rage, and no I'm not talking about following your friend's blogs, I'm talking about malicious behavior to try to hurt someone, physically, or mentally or both. I came across an article that I thought interesting... So if you don't know what a blog stalker is, take a look and ask yourself...

Are you a BLOG STALKER?

Cyberstalking aka Blogstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization. It may include false accusations, monitoring, making threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sex, or gathering information in order to harass. The definition of "harassment" must meet the criterion that a reasonable person, in possession of the same information, would regard it as sufficient to cause another reasonable person distress.
Stalking is a form of mental assault, in which the perpetrator repeatedly, unwantedly, and disruptively breaks into the life-world of the victim, with whom he has no relationship (or no longer has), with motives that are directly or indirectly traceable to the affective sphere. Moreover, the separated acts that make up the intrusion cannot by themselves cause the mental abuse, but do taken together (cumulative effect).
When identifying cyberstalking "in the field," and particularly when considering whether to report it to any kind of legal authority, the following features or combination of features can be considered to characterize a true stalking situation: malice, premeditation, repetition, distress, obsession, vendetta, no legitimate purpose, personally directed, disregarded warnings to stop, harassment, and threats.
Many cyberstalkers try to damage the reputation of their victim and turn other people against them. They post false information about them on websites. They may set up their own websites, blogs or user pages for this purpose. They post allegations about the victim to newsgroups, chat rooms or other sites that allow public contributions, such as Wikipedia or Amazon.com.
When prosecuted, many stalkers have unsuccessfully attempted to justify their behavior based on their use of public forums, as opposed to direct contact. Once they get a reaction from the victim, they will typically attempt to track or follow the victim's internet activity. Classic cyberstalking behavior includes the tracing of the victim's IP address in an attempt to verify their home or place of employment.
Some cyberstalking situations do evolve into physical stalking, and a victim may experience abusive and excessive phone calls, vandalism, threatening or obscene mail, trespassing, and physical assault. Moreover, many physical stalkers will use cyberstalking as another method of harassing their victims.
The current US Federal Anti-Cyber-Stalking law is found at 47 USC sec. 223.
The first U.S. cyberstalking law went into effect in 1999 in California. Other states include prohibition against cyberstalking in their harassment or stalking legislation. In Florida, HB 479 was introduced in 2003 to ban cyberstalking. This was signed into law on October 2003.
I found it interesting all the ways to be able to track and identify them. The Author of one article I found even went so far as to say that most victims are targeted by a mentally unhealthy person who has developed an obsession.

So again, ask yourself:

Are you a BLOG STALKER?