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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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UPDATE: PROOF! USATF Ignores It’s Own 2012 “Timing Rules” For $$$$$$$$$!

26 Jun

My post a few days ago about how the USATF is letting “corporate greed” decide who places 3’rd in the Women’s 100m race and goes on to compete at the 2012 London Olympics for the USA was met with a lot of controversy and some people saying I am crazy.

You can read the blog here and decide for yourself:  https://earthzebra.com/2012/06/24/corporate-greed-decides-2012-usa-olympic-trials-womens-100m-finals-race/

HERE IS PROOF:

In the 2012 USATF Rules they clearly spell out how “Timing” is suppose to go down!

****  Page 89, Rule #165 Timing ****

What you are seeing above is Rule #165, 2.0, clearing stating that “automated timing” should be used as the official timing.

So, how do you define “automated timing”.    There are two parts to it.

A.)   The first part basically clocks the time component.   This is the most precise Timing System we have and is very precise and is considered the most accurate of all ways to time a Track & Field race event.   It’s so accurate it can clock to 0.001 (a thousandth of a second) of a difference between competitors!   This is the reason the USATF has NEVER HAD A TIE!!!

LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN….THIS IS THE MOST EXACT AND UNDISPUTED TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTED BY TRACK & FIELD ALL OVER THE WORLD! ONE THOUSANDTH OF A SECOND!!!!!!   NEVER IN ANY COUNTRY HAS THEIR BEEN A “TIE” WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!   Hello USA FRAUD!

Here is the USATF Rule on how this version of this to happen:

Well, it recorded the two times correctly between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix to .001 of a second as it does at every major meet in the world and as the meet Official Timer Person(s) posted on the Scoreboard, and USATF.org posted on their results page on the internet.    That should have been it.  Race decided.  That’s it, done. The USA Women’s 100M Olympic Trials event should have been over.  Why anyone would further inspect it is ….obvious!   The “sugar runner” did not qualify and $$$$$$$ panics all the track “big wigs”! This involves big money for the USATF and many others.

(I can’t find the image of the scoreboard or USATF.org Live Results page – conveniently erased!)…. but there was a .001 one thousandths difference between Allyson and Jeneba, thus at the time Jeneba Tarmoh was declared the third place winner based on the “Automated Timing clock component which measures to .001 of an second.

****  Now lets move onto Page 92 of the USATF Rules and Video Timing! ****

This is where the USATF is trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes and commit FRAUD so that the greedy money hungry entities will still support the sport!

The second part of “electronic timing” is Video Timing.   This is where the camera takes something like 3,000 frames a second (on good camera’s) and pieces them together drawing a line as each athletes torso crosses the finish line.   The problem with the Video Timing is it’s only good for 0.01 (a hundredth of a second).  Compared to .001 (a thousandth of second) with the time clock.

Here is the rule and a photo to help make all Video Timing clear:

Two things noteworthy in the USATF Video Timing Rules…..

A.)   It only measures to .01 (a hundredth of a second), compared to the more accurate Automated clock time which is accurate to .001 (a thousandth of a second).

B.)  According to the USATF own rules they clearly state that the Video is “intended to be a backup” to the Automated clock timing.

****  CONCLUSIONS ****

Well it leads to many questions which I’m the only one asking and have the balls to ask them!!!!!!!!!

1.)   The official “field” timer declared Jeneba the winner clearly because the Automated clock time said she won 3’rd by .001 second.    #FACT

2.)  The UATF.org website updated their Live Results to  Jeneba won 3’rd on their website posting the same time difference between Jeneba and Allyson by .001 seconds as on the stadium scoreboard.    #FACT

3.)   Jeneba was allowed to go through the celebrations of winning 3’rd and take part in the Press conference as the 3’rd place finisher headed to the Olympics!   This had to be at least an hours time.  #FACT

4.)  The USATF Rules clearly say the Automated clock time will take precedence over all other times including Video times which should only be used as a back up, unless the official timer can prove the equipment failed.   #ItDidNotFail   The Automated time clock which can measure to .001 (one thousandth of a second), posted the real times and Jenabe won 3’rd by .001 of a second!  #LiveWithIt  The Video timing system can not match the same level of time measurement as the clock can.

5.)   Who is the person(s) who decided to change the time to a tie?  Compared to the “On the field ruling” that Jeneba won 3’rd?????????????????????   This person needs to be prosecuted by law enforcement or certainly questioned.   This is possibly Fraud.   This is possibly Conspiracy.   This is possibly Collusion.

6.)  If Allyson had been the athlete who was .001 ahead, would the same “Reversal of Accurate Results” been done?   I say, no way!   This is only happening because the Corporate Cash Cow didn’t make the team in this event!

7.)  It clearly says in the rules that the Automated Timing should be recorded to .001 of a second!  Period!   What the USATF is doing, is IGNORING this Rule.   They are completely dismissing this rule and relying only on the Video Rule of .01 time measurement.  YOU DON’T GET TO #KANGAROOCOURT WHAT RULES YOU DECIDE TO USE.   YOU CAN NOT USE .01 WHENEVER CONVENIENT TO THE USATF!!!!!  DO YOU THINK WE ARE STUPID?  YES, YOU DO!

8.)  Who are the people involved in Ignoring their own rule that Times should be based on .001 of a second

When something stinks like you just stepped on DogSh*t, you suspect it to be  the neighbors dog that came over and sh*t on  your lawn.  But in this case, it’s not the neighbor’s dog, it our own USATF who taking a dump on us all and especially Jeneba Tarmoh, the real victim in this debacle and potential FRAUD!

Corporate Greed Decides 2012 USA Olympic Trials Women’s 100m Finals Race

24 Jun

Yesterday, June 24’th, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials women’s 100 meter finals race, everyone witnessed the most despicable display of corporate greed and injustice to an athlete that has come along in a very long time!

The race was stacked with amazing talent, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, and any of the 8 women running had a good chance of qualifying for the 2012 USA Olympic team heading to London where the Olympics are being held later this summer. Only the top 3 finishers make the Olympic team.

Allyson Felix without any question was one of the favorites, and the most well known due to many large corporate sponsors. She has some of the largest endorsement deals in all sports and arguably the largest figure today in all of Track & Field in the world. She had been promoted as the face of USA 2012 Olympics.

Only one thing, no-one told all this to little known runner Jeneba Tarmoh!

As the race unfolded, Carmelita Jeter won the race solidly with a time of 10.92 and Tianna Madison came in second in a time of 10.96. There would be only one spot left on the Olympic team if Allyson was going to make the team.

Termoh and Felix were stride for stride coming to the finish line and crossed in a photo finish. Who would get 3’rd place and the final spot on the Olympic team would now come down to the computerized photo finish automated system. A few moments passed and the scoreboard posted the third place finisher and it was Jeneba Tarmoh by 0.001 seconds. Such a narrow margin, but a margin no doubt!

Oh but wait! This can’t be true! What are all the sponsors going to do? They’ve already printed all the point of purchase displays with Allyson Felix and the Olympic rings. What is NBC Broadcasting going to do with all the commercials they’ve already filmed with Allyson in them? What is Track & Field going to do without Allyson Felix?

Wait for it…wait for it…wait for it….That’s right, lets over-rule the computerized finish and study that finish photo ourselves!

What a crock of SH*T! They declared the race a tie! They reversed the computers ruling and decided to continue to line their pockets with Money! WTF?

Is this how we now decide our professional sports games and races!?

Apparently so! What a disgrace USATF!

Now they are talking about having a “Run Off”. This is completely unfair to Jeneba Tarmoh who ran the race of her life! The chances of her duplicating or bettering her time is 50/50. The odds of Allyson Felix having a better race is pretty much about 90%. This is very unfair to Jeneba and a sickening display of GREED!

You make me sick USATF (United States Track & Field)!

**  Note:  Both Jeneba and Allyson are competing in the upcoming 200 meter race.

**  Note:  I believe the top 4 finishers make the 4 x 100m relay team.

**  Note:  Allyson and Jeneba are training partners under Bob Kersey

**  Note:  Jeneba and Allyson are both Nike sponsored athletes.

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!

To Tweet or Not to Tweet – The Twitter Dilemma

30 May

Well I finally broke down and joined Twitter.

I’ve always been the type of person to resist new technology, to resist change, to try and keep my life in a nice neat little envelope. Afterall my cassette player works just fine. Why would I want a CD player. My Myspace page was just fine, why do I need to join Facebook?

And here I am again, life, technology, social networking has now advanced once again and I’m faced with the dilemma to advance with it or stay in my nice little nest. It comes in the name of Twitter!

Twitter is a website, where you can “follow” other people’s lives where in brief “tweets” they post about what they are doing, thoughts and snip-its about their lives. A little like Facebook, but more in real time, little bursts or snapshots of life.

Today is my second day and so far I have to say I like it. The problem with Facebook is that it is geared pretty much for only your friends and family. But with Twitter you can follow anybody! I find this incredibly interesting. When I lived in New York City, one of my very favorite things to do would be to sit on the pillar wall outside the GM Building where the Apple store now is, across from the Plaza Hotel, which was on 5’th Ave and Central Park South. This spot is in my opinion the center of the universe. Lots of people walking by. Tourists, business people, shoppers, and every life form known to man passed this location. I’d sit on the wall and “observe”. Like a fly on the wall, I’d watch the people walking by, listen to their conversations, and try to figure out what the person was all about in the 10 seconds it took for them to enter the viewing zone, pass in front of me, and then exit the viewing zone. I found it fascinating!

So far Twitter is providing me the same thrill. I am “following” about 40 people so far. Mostly professional track & field stars who are traveling around the world. Okay, I’ll admit it, female track stars. Not sure how my fascination with track people came about. Perhaps because they all are in very good shape and have hot bodies. ha ha! I’m sure I will move into other areas like fashion models shortly too. I don’t think I will follow movie stars. I’ve never been impressed with actors as I don’t think what they do is anything special. They pretend to be someone else and this to me is nothing extraordinary. Track & Field athletes however in my opinion do, do something special. They hone their bodies into finely tuned machines that perform incredible actions that very few can duplicate. I’m impressed with their determination, training, mental mindsets. As a former athlete in college (Baseball), I have respect for what it takes to be great in track.

So, at least for now, I am officially Tweeting on Twitter and liking it. No-one is following me yet, but I don’t have much to say anyway. Ha! Okay, maybe I do, but it would come across as arrogant to admit it.

Happy Tweeting!