Harry Pearle 
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Re: “Donald Trump and other threats to our democracy

Dear Mary Anna Towler,

Why did not you not mention James Comey's new book: A Higher Loyalty?
It will be released, Tuesday, May 17, but portions have been leaked out.

Here is my comment to the NY Times, today. Again, I suggest that the problem is not just about Trump and Fascism, but INFO-MANIA. We are drowning in media and it is hard to focus on the truth, and on what we should be doing. So, we sit back and watch Trump saturate the media, as we lose control of the nation, day by day.

Harry's Comment:
Trump trumps everyone, but now Comey "throws the book at him"
The more Trump attacks Comey, the more Comey's book will sell.

The more Comey's book sells, the more Trump will be attacked.
Is Trump's game over? Has he reached the end of the line? Time will tell.

We, have James Comey to thank for showing us what it means to be a true American hero. Hopefully others will rise up to save the nation from Trumpism.

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 04/13/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Donald Trump and other threats to our democracy

INFO - MANIA is part of the problem, I think.

That is, we are drowning in information, and it becomes almost impossible to reason things out. Trump and the Right take advantage of this and the Democrats are clueless about it.

There is a joke about a comedy club, which might explain what I am trying to say:

A man invites his friend to the comedy club. One comedian gets up and says: "14" and everyone laughs. Then, he says "25"and people laugh. The guest is amazed and so he decides to try this out, himself, on stage. So, he says "14" and no one laughs. He tries "25" and no one laughs.

"What happened?" he asks. "Why then was the other man getting laughs?". "He said it right" is the answer, back.
The moral of the story with Trump is that we have to start with BREVITY. Trump uses his Tweets and his gestures, for brevity. This resonates with the media and he wins.

On the other hand, the Democratic opposition rambles on and on, and their words are immediately forgotten. So, I believe, that critics have to learn from Trump, and call him out with brevity and repetition.

For example, they might try just saying, NO, NO, NO and go from there.


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 04/10/2018 at 6:01 PM

Re: “State appoints consultant to help Rochester school district improve

The "consultant" Dr. Kenneth Eastwood, helped to turn the Middletown school system around,. Over 13 years, the high school graduation rate went from 55% to 89%. That is impressive.

So, what can he do for Rochester schools?
One thing might be to open to door to other consultants and others with ideas and energies to help RCSD to succeed.

For years and years people have tried to help with ideas, criticisms and talents, only to be ignored, again and again.

(Again, I personally have suggested motivational organizations, like www.WHYTRY.org and www.MindsetWorks.com only to be ignored)

Here is a 4 minute video of Dr. Eastwood pushing for "Cyber-Learning" with computers, from 7 years ago:


Good luck, Dr. Eastwood. Keep the door open for others.


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/28/2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Louise Slaughter: Political leaders and the public praise her service

I wonder if anyone is considering writing a book about Louise.

By nature, we are political animals. Politics and selling are frustrating, but the effort can also be very motivating and rewarding. Louise understand this, and she never stopped giving.

I hope that someone or some group will consider a Louise book, soon.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said that he had a dream. We can still dream. Louise was a dreamer. What about us, now that we are stuck with Trump?


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/24/2018 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Trevyan Rowe and the city school district

"Which brings us to accountability."

My experience with RCSD suggests that they refuse to accept outside help, and outside advice. Investigations come and go. But overall, the Rochester School District people, from the teachers, to the administrators, to the Board, etc don't listen or appreciate outside people, period.

To put it another way, they are " no - it - alls"

There are all kinds of people in Rochester with ideas and talents to help RCSD. There are all kinds of organizations that can be hired (such as www.WHYTRY.org and www.MINDSETWORKS.com )

In fact, no one knows it all, so why the "no - it - all" attitude at RCSD?


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/22/2018 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Slaughter’s impact on Rochester was deep

I only spoke to Rep. Slaughter a few times. But her political life reminds me that life, by nature, is political. There is personal politics, work politics, school politics and government politics, etc. Rep. Slaughter immersed herself in politics.

She encouraged us all to get involved, by her lifetime of service and by her enthusiasm...


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/16/2018 at 5:38 PM

Re: “The loss of Trevyan Rowe

Morning Meditations at Schools. (for Trevyan)

We should do something to fix our schools, in memory of the loss of Trevyan Rowe.

What if schools had morning meditations and suggestions? If students can pledge allegiance to the flag, why not have them consider ways to excel at school, as well?

For over 20 years I have been making suggestions to Rochester Schools on stress and on motivation.. Every suggestion I have made has been ignored. Why not try this one?

RCSD, needs to accept outside ideas and people. They must stop rejecting help.
The problems in our city schools need all the help them can get.

Why not try out some morning meditations and find out which ones work the best? What would it cost? .It would cost practically nothing. Why not give it a try?

Messages could be posted on school web pages.

For the sake of Treyvan, lets do something, now!


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/16/2018 at 10:20 AM

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