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Has Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Madison Been Kidnapped And Brainwashed??

12 Sep

Two days ago, Tianna Madison’s parent’s filed a lawsuit claiming “defamation”. A very bizarre turn of events indeed!

Or is it?

Here is a link to describe what is the latest:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/09/family-sues-daughter-to-prove-that-they-are-a-loving-family/

Some things you need to know to decide what the heck is going on with “our” proud 2012 Olympian Gold medalist? Yes, she belongs to all of us and if someone is possibly taking advantage of her, we Americans step in (or at least blog about it). :)!!

Tianna Madison was part of the London 2012 Olympics competing as part of the women’s 4x100m relay team which won the event setting a new World Record. She performed brilliantly as the first leg runner, followed up by Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, and Carmelita Jeter.

I “know” Tianna only from tweeting with her on Twitter for several years prior. That is if you can ever really know someone just on Twitter? Probably not, but I think I got a pretty good sense of her character from our exchanges. I also got to know her sister a little, Chris Madison who is also a very, very nice person as I got to know Tianna to be too. Exceptional people, exceptional family as both portrayed on Twitter and their personal blogs. Tianna wrote some of the most amazing heartfelt blogs I’ve ever read. I was certainly impressed.

The Tianna Madison that I got to “know” was a very happy person, incredibly smart studying something like Biological Medicine. I might not have that completely right but whatever she was studying it was extremely difficult and was leading up to her attending Stanford Medical School if she could get in. She tweeted all the time about how she would get every question correct on an exam and how difficult her studies were but it would be all worth it when she gets into Stanford and became a doctor! The Tianna I got to know was a very, very smart girl. She’d tweet about how proud she was of her father, a mixed martial arts instructor, and how much she loved her mother and how beautiful and young looking her mom is. And let’s not forget that she was training for the Olympics to compete in the 100 meters for her country all at the same time as getting straight A’s in her classes. Needless to say the Tianna Madison I got to know, was super human and an exceptional person!! Very impressive person with all cylinders firing!

Then something changed with her about last August/September. She suddenly stopped posting on Twitter! Cold turkey. Where did my Twitter friend go I thought? That’s strange I said to myself. I dismissed it, as she was going to dedicate herself to her training for the USA Olympic Trials and didn’t want any distractions. Especially from anonymous people like me who are “Twitter Friends”. Tianna’s personal blog was shut down too. In fact, deleted!

CLUE #1:
Let me back up in the timeline of this mystery, for a big CLUE to what might have happened to Tianna. Just prior to stopping tweeting on her Twitter account, she posted a tweet something to the effect of saying “we are going to start posting on http://www.UNation.com” and that everyone should join that social site. I tried to take a look at the site but for some reason couldn’t get it to work.

Did Tianna simply leave Twitter, her sister on Twitter, and the hundreds of other track athlete friends she had for some new social website? Deleted her personal blog with I don’t know how many personal diary blog entries about her life, struggles, and dreams? Not likely!!!!! She wouldn’t ditch all her friends, Olympians, for a website that few of her friends used. Not going to happen. There has to be more to the story. I wonder what it could be? Hmmmmm….wait for it…wait for it….

So, September – May passed without my Twitter friend even posting one single Tweet, even though many of her fellow track stars would send her Tweets. She was silent on Twitter.

CLUE #2:
About May just prior to the USA Olympic trials, I learned in an interview with one of Tianna’s trackmates, when asked why the official USA Trials start list had a girl named Tianna Bartoletta qualified? Her track teammate confirmed Tianna had gotten married earlier in the year during “Indoors” and that is her husbands last name. She used Madison on her bib while running in the Olympic Trials but registered with her legal married name.

WHAT? WHO? WHERE? HOW? WHEN? I thought she was focused on her Olympic training and didn’t want any distractions! How could this have happened in such an important time of her life that requires 100% dedication to your sport and training? Who in their right mind gets married just prior to your Olympic trials where you only get one shot at it? No-One! No-One of sound mind that is! There has to be more to this. This makes no sense I thought to myself.

Apparently earlier in the year she married an almost 50 year old gentleman from Tampa, FL. AS I FALL OFF MY CHAIR AGAIN!! This brilliant girl, who is about to become an Olympian, about to win a Gold medal, about to go to Stanford University and study medicine, about to become a Doctor…….marries a 50 year old guy?!!

No way ladies and gentleman. Something stinks in Denmark as they say!!

Well, who is this John Bartoletta? Trusty Google says he is a financial adviser of some sort in the Tampa area. It says he owns a large home and appears to have some wealth. It says he is or was being sued for Fraud by one of his clients who gave him money to invest and grow. I don’t want to slander anyone myself by getting it wrong, so you can read the lawsuit at this link below and decide for yourself, but that is how I interpret the lawsuit. I don’t know the status of it. Google also reveled Tianna’s new husband is the founder of UNation. The website that Tianna supposedly ditched all her friends on Twitter for. Well, we know why now.

Link to lawsuit against John Bartoletta:
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1369059495708951230&q=Hemenway+v.+Bartoletta&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5&as_vis=1

Hemenway v. Bartoletta
The Hemenways assert six causes of action in their amended complaint:

(1) Count one for a violation of both § 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, 48 Stat. 891, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-5, 17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5 (2011),

(2) Count two for a violation of Florida Statute § 517.301,

(3) Count three for breach of a fiduciary duty,

(4) Count four for fraud,

(5) Count five for negligence, and

(6) Count six for aiding and abetting a breach of a fiduciary duty.

Link to a home John Bartoletta owns or owned in the past as reported by Tampa Bay News – (Is Tianna Madison being held against her will here? Brainwashed by her new husband?):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/article881457.ece

So what is the conclusion???????

Perhaps only Tianna knows the real answers but here are some good questions that someone could wonder about or ask:

* Has 27 year old Tianna Madison been Kidnapped by 50 year old John Bartoletta?

* Do we have a Patty Hearst situation on our hands here and Tianna Madison, Olympic gold medalist been Brainwashed?

* Why would Tianna Madison ditch all her Twitter friends for John Bartoletta’s website?

* Why would Tianna Madison allegedly as reported by numerous News organizations and Sports networks say or make threats/ warnings to her parents?

* Why the estrangement (I assume) from her parents not too long after meeting and marrying John Bartoletta?

* Did Tianna or does she now, even know about the John Bartoletta Fraud lawsuit?

* Is Tianna still pursuing her schooling? Medical doctor aspirations? Or has John Bartoletta crushed those dreams?

What’s the story here? Usually when there is smoke there is fire and Tianna Madison’s entire life has been very bizarre ever since meeting her 50 year old husband John Bartoletta!

Tianna Madison’s life was on the path for brilliance prior to meeting John Bartoletta in my opinion. She would have been an Olympian and won Gold, on her way to Stanford to study Medicine, still have parents and a sister who loves her without all this “hate”. An entire amazing life ahead of her!! But it seems on the surface, and I don’t know any of the real facts but only ask questions, do we have a Patty Hurst situation on your hands in an older guy, 50 years, who was or is being accused of Fraud in a court of law, now making all the decisions for an impressionable 27 year old?

I don’t know, full of questions like everyone else. Exercism to take the old, happy, aspiring, great future ahead of her, Tianna back from the grips of the devil?

#justsaying #verysad #SaveTianna

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Michael Phelps [Swimmer] – We Don’t Want You Representing da USA @ London Olympics!

6 May

Nice little story tonight on CBS 60 Minutes!

Sorry “bud”, we don’t want you representing the USA at this years London Olympics!

Why you ask?!!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Further to why…you pretty much explained it in your interview. You are an arrogant ass, and your mom is as well! You have changed from a nice young man to an entitled d*ck head!

EZ

Does Praying to God Work?

22 Jan

This week I told a friend about my struggles in life and she said she’d pray for me. The very next day, I came up with a very brilliant idea for a new product which is in my area of expertise.

On a side topic, if you are good at something, then you should follow that area and exploit the heck out of it for as long as you can! Well, for the last 5 years, since my company blew up and melted into a hunk of nothingness and sorrow, I have been pursuing a side path which I am not an expert at. Needless to say, last week I was down to my very last $20.

I made it through last weeks struggles of seemingly no hope and have a little time to regroup again. (Thank you Family!). This will be about the 400’th time I’ve regrouped in the last 5 year period. But, I have no other choice. It is my only option. When one path isn’t working, you tweak it, and tweak it, and tweak it, or finally jump ship! Well, I haven’t jumped ship, even though I have tried very much to do so, my mother and former business partner in the company urged me not too. Oh I don’t know, if this new product proves to be my “comeback”, does that mean every time I wanted to “jump ship”, I was WRONG? I guess so. Thank you mom!

For the first time in oh so many many years I am truly excited about something! Yesterday I sang the Jack N The Box commercial song, Jumbaco, Jumbaco, Jumbaco, we love Jumbaco! LOL

I know for sure I have a winning new, revolutionary concept and product. How can I be so sure? Because I was once the very top, top, top, expert in this field! I was the the king! I didn’t invent it, but I took the invention and changed it so many times, with so many patents, that when you are the king of something, you just know it and everyone else does also! Once again, I have reinvented this product!

Back to this blog topic. Does praying to God work? I don’t know what is the absolute answer.

I prayed to god many times during my 5 years of “desperation” and he never answered or gave me what I prayed for. Joel Osteen says, God makes you go through things to prepare you for the great things ahead and works on his own time schedule, now ours.

My mom says she has also been praying for me. Maybe it was her prayers who were answered. I won’t say I’ve given up praying to God, but I have conceded I don’t have a direct line to him. Or do I?

I have not sold this new product, but I know for sure it is revolutionary in the field I am an expert in.

To my friend, my mom, or myself, or all of us combined. I thank you very much! For even if only for the last few days, I have finally had hope and been happy!

I am the expert in this field! It feels so good to BE BACK! I hope!

How to Train to Achieve a New World Record Time in the 400 Meters Hurdles! – Track & Field

1 Jul

Achieving success in life is no different than breaking the World Record in the 400m Hurdles, Track & Field event.

All of life is like making a pie. When making a pie, it requires specific ingredients, preparation, and cooking. You can’t just throw all the ingredients into a pan and put it in the oven! You have to prepare each ingredient to perfection first, then put it all together.

Setting a new world record in the 400M Hurdles is no different.

FIRST STEP:
Break the race down into “ingredients” or parts.

* STEP TWO: Getting out of the blocks
* STEP THREE: Acceleration to the first hurdle
* STEP FOUR: Maintaining form and maximizing controlled speed over first several hurdles, “finding the groove, getting your mojo on”
* STEP FIVE: Being a powerful “machine”, technically “in the zone”, 2’nd and 3’rd 100’s.
* STEP SIX: Wrapping it up strong through superior training and endurance so that you do not fade or lose technical form the last 100 meters.
* STEP SEVEN: Clearing the final hurdle and turning on the after-burners with a great lean at the finish line with no let up.

So those are the parts. Now easily said, but how do you set a new World Record?

It’s simple! Each part or “ingredient” needs to be mastered at World Record speeds and technique, one at a time! Let me say this again, ONE AT A TIME, at World Record speed!

So, start at the beginning, STEP TWO: You know that you have to get out of the blocks at a certain speed to be even close to WR time. Identify what that time requirement is. Practice it, only it. Practice and perfect getting out of the blocks in world record time, EVERY TIME!

Then onto STEP THREE: Acceleration to the first hurdle. Identify what is the World Record time needed only up to the first hurdle. Practice, what you have already perfected at World Record time in getting out of the blocks, and perfect the acceleration part to the first hurdle at World Record time. Do not move onto step four until you are out of the blocks and at the first hurdle at World Record pace.

Do you see the formula here?

So, now you’re out of the blocks and at the first hurdle at World Record pace, so now move onto STEP FOUR…..Find your groove, get comfortable, over the next few hurdles, and keep doing STEPS 2, 3, and now 4 until you have them tied together ALL at World Record pace.

And then do the same things for the remaining Steps. With each step you master at World Record time, tying all the previous steps together, you end up with an amazing tasting pie, and a NEW WORLD RECORD!

The time requirements for each athlete for each individual Step, might vary a little. Some runners have one heck of a finish, and can be a bit slower on some of the previous steps. The bottom line though, is you know what the total time has to be, so it is up to each athlete to carve up his or her race into pieces of a pie! Get out a piece of paper and draw a time-line. If you know 50 seconds is the total, then start entering the times you have to have for each of the Steps!

Again, start at the beginning and bake your pie one step of the recipe at a time, mastering EACH STEP at World Record time before moving onto the next step!

Good luck and don’t forget an EathZebra shout-out in the post race interviews! :)!

Lashinda Demus sets new Womens 400m Hurdles World Record

18 Jun

June 25’th, 2011
2:27PM
Eugene, Oregon

At the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Lashinda Demus (USA) crossed the finish line in a new World Record time of 51.64 lowering the previous world best of 52.34 held by Yuliya Pechonkina (Russia).

Demus was out of the blocks cleanly and led the race from start to finish pulling away from the field at 200 meters. She was the current 2011 world leader going into the race with a previous 2011 best time of 53.31 set at the Nike Prefontaine Invitational last month.

In her after race interview Demus said, “I’m very happy, and excited as I’ve worked my entire career for this moment. I give all credit to god for making this possible, and I’d like to thank EarthZebra for his guidance and mental coaching. Without him in my life I don’t think I would be standing here now. I am so very happy. Thank you EarthZebra”.

Demus is the mother of twin boys and lives in Southern California. Her hometown of Valencia has a parade planned for next Saturday on Main Street where Demus will be presented a key to the city by the Mayor and declaration that June 25’th will be Leshinda Demus Day.