Friday, 17 February 2017

Book Review - The Verbally Abusive Relationship: Patricia Evans

When I review a self-help book, which I often do, the book needs to be something pretty special and the above book is one of the best books to read about emotional abuse.

As books on abuse go; I have read many and this book is excellent. Patricia will guide you through the process of first explaining what an abusive relationship looks like. This book focuses on verbal abuse, which many people feel is not really abuse. It is abuse and if you believe it is not, then, I urge you to read this book.

Verbal and emotional abuse in relationships quite often goes along unnoticed. When you compare this type of abuse to the physical kind, it's easy to see how you may question whether you or someone close to you is in a relationship that is abusive both verbally and emotionally. We can visibly see injuries and bruises that occur when a partner is battered physically, but the scars and wounds that emotional and verbal abuse leave are deeper and far more damaging.

This book speaks to the female; in terms of being a victim as it is mostly women that are abused and have no idea what they have done to deserve it. Patricia explains the reasons why women get treated this way and in the second part of the book she reassures women with her strategies for counteracting your man's abusive statements. These strategies can work for anyone, dealing with all types of verbal abuse. Verbal abuse is however, more common between men and women in relationships.

In terms of abuse books on the market today, this book is timeless and is probably the best book I have read concerning verbal abuse.

A really good and brave friend of mine wrote a book about abusive relationships. She had been in one for year and wanted to help others. Verbal abuse can often include emotional abuse, and can lead to violence. Verbal abusers are basically bullies and as we know, bullies can revert to using violence to get things their way.

It is really important for us as women to recognise when someone (our partner) is verbally abusive, so that we can employ strategies to stop the abuse. If the strategies you employ in the book do not work and he becomes worse, Patricia advises her readers to have a plan to get somewhere safe.

So have a look out for this book if you are dealing with verbal abuse from someone as it will really help you in all situations. You might be accused of something ridiculous, or called nasty names, which is what abusers do and many more insidious actions.

Buy Patricia Evan's book at my Ebay Store at the link below:


Stay tuned for my review of another great book about abuse, coming soon. Lisa Kroulik wrote another wonderful book to help people in abusive relationships that deals more with emotional abuse. This type of abuse is the most insidious kind, it is sneaky and you barely realise that it is happening. Lisa’s Book is available on Kindle if you have one, if you don't, they can be downloaded for free.

For more information about the writer of this review, visit: Jel Writes; Freelance Writer

Copyright © 2017 Janelle Coulton

Friday, 12 February 2016

Is There Hope For Person Of Interest?

Could Netflix Pick Person Of Interest Up for Season Six?

In an article on MasterHerald by Kazem Sedighzadeh, it would seem as though the petition started last year by fans to save Person of Interest from the axe might be gaining some traction.

It would also seem that J J Abrams may have back tracked on his earlier statements that there were no plans to shop the show to another network. Abrams now says that he has always been open to the series continuing and it sounds as though he may well be in negotiations for a Season Six. This is purely speculation, but Abrams probably would not be able to discuss any negotiations being discussed, so all the fans can do now is keep the faith. Below is a excerpt from an article on MasterHerald.

Despite the looming end of the TV series, co-creator and director Jonathan Nolan is still very thankful for CBS for giving him and the producers the opportunity to do Season 5 of “Person of Interest.”
He said that it is also good for the fans because they will have the opportunity to see every plotline of “Person of Interest” coming to a wrap rather than leaving them with many unanswered questions.
Online petition gaining steam
Indicative however of the huge fan base of “Person of Interest,” the online petition seeking to extend the TV series that was started late last year has already gained steam at ahead of the show’s Season 5 premiere.

Apparently, the petition has already received over 20,500 signatures and is just 4,500 short for it to become 25,000. The petition is now being sent to several networks but fans are directing it mainly to Netflix, notes Movie News Guide.
According to the petition, it would be worth picking up “Person of Interest” for a possible Season 6 because aside from its huge fan base in America, it also has a huge following in other big global markets like China, Turkey, and several other countries.
Although J.J. Abrams, the Director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” who is also one of the producers of “Person of Interest,” confirmed that Season 5 could be the show’s last, he recently recanted that he was already open to the idea of seeing the TV series continue in another network, cites the Parent Herald.
After seeing for himself that the online petition has gained more than enough steam, Abrams apparently realized the possibility of a new lease on life of “Person of Interest” for a Season 6. The petition has already been made known to Netflix, Warner Bros, NBC, Fox, The CW, and Hulu in the hopes of seeing the show continue in another network in the future.
Reports are also saying that Netflix is interested in picking up the show for its Season 6 but until a confirmation is made, everything is speculation at this time.

Given the above reports, it does seem that the fans of Person of Interest who have worked so hard petitioning various networks might be feeling a little more positive about their favourite show's future. As one member of a Person of Interest Facebook group recently said "It aint over till the fat lady sings.

And let's also remember that this show recently won a People's Choice Award for the best crime show category. Person of Interest has so much going for it and it is really sad that the CBS network cannot see this. Hopefully Netflix do and will pick it up for a sixth season.

You can read the rest of the article at MasterHerald by clicking here.

Copyright © 2016 Janelle Coulton

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Awesome Video of Shoot - Root & Shaw | gasoline

Copyright © 2014 Janelle Coulton

How The Entertainment Industry And The Government Are Twisting Copyright Laws

According to Torrent Freak, the bosses at Roadshow and Foxtel have revealed that they will take legal action against computer users who utilise Torrent file sharing sites. I am getting really sick and tired of these entertainment industry blood sucking worms trying to make something illegal by twisting the law.

Network executives are on crack if they believe downloading is the only 
issue affecting their bottom line.

The last time I checked the law, sharing a file over the Internet was not a breach of copyright or a form of stealing in any shape or form. Are these Torrent users claiming this content is theirs and they created it? No, they are not. So, these boof-heads need to stop twisting the meaning of breaching copyright.

Looks like Aussies decided to wait until these show came onto Foxtel or Free to Air TV. Perhaps these particular networks were wise enough to fast-track the content so the Aussie fans did not have wait or resort to downloading. However, this is probably not accurate as didn't someone leak the first five episodes of Game of Thrones before Foxtel got around to airing these episodes?

I am a freelance writer who does a lot of blogging on various sites and I encourage my readers to share my articles with their friends if they like what they are reading. In fact, the more people who read my article, the better that is for my bottom line and ability to get freelance work. So sharing a music file with a friend or many people online is the same thing, isn't it?

The short answer is NO! But Governments will waste money trying to do it anyway. The ISPs are not happy at what it might cost them, so this could go on for years before any Torrent sites are blocked.

If I were to download the new episode of Grey's Anatomy on Sept, 24, simply because I do not want to wait six months to see it's premiere in Australia, this is apparently illegal. Well; too bad, so sad. Perhaps if the Seven network were to show Grey's Anatomy at the same time the US are watching it, then I would not need a Torrent site to get my fix of one of my favourite TV shows. Wake up Seven network and you too Nine network, you are one of the worst offenders.

These entertainment executives need to get a grip and give the public what they want. Start listening to your viewers. What do Foxtel and Roadshow have to gain by suing people who cannot afford Pay TV or DVDs because they are so expensive in Australia. Suing these people is not going to bring the TV bosses untold riches or even recover what they claim to have lost in revenue due to piracy.

The people who will are sued or possibly thrown in gaol, will be the ones who are not computer saavy enough to know how to download content without getting caught. The people who download on a regular basis and break the law by selling what they download, they are the people who should be in gaol, no question about it. 

And make no mistake every single person connected to the one who has been thrown in gaol will start downloading as much content as possible in protest and most will never go to a movie, buy a CD or DVD ever again. This is the monster that will be created if the Government seek to imprison people who download a couple of movies or songs. 

When will Governments ever learn that trying to control a person's free will ends with people finding another way around those restrictions and what the Governments were trying to do inevitably backfires. My hope is the Internet and all that use it do everything they can to slap some sense into these people that are supposed to be representing the interests of everyone. Not just the rich entertainment executives.

So please leave the single mums, pensioners and regular ordinary Australians who would only download a show that they missed seeing a few days ago and at the most these people might download perhaps ten items of content per week. That is a drop in the ocean of content that is being sourced online and then sold for profit to people who do not know how to access content online.

When the boss of Roadshow told Torrent Freak that if people are appealed to in the right way, they would likely stop using Torrent sites, but he then turns around and says he is gearing up for the day his company can file law suits against Torrent users. 

You cannot access torrent files without downloading the Torrent client, known as UTorrent or BitTorrent. What many people are asking is, if it illegal to share Torrent files, then surely the software used to download the Torrents is illegal too. Not that I have heard is all I can add to this.

It is time to wake up Australia, blocking the sites won't work because the computer savvy people will find a way around that. Multiple ways of downloading content exist on the Internet, and it is impossible to block everything. Besides the Internet was never supposed to be controlled by anyone. 

Smart people will use a Virtual Private Network, or a VPN as they are known. These services allow user to route their Internet traffic through other servers, so anyone watching cannot see what the person is doing online. The best and most reputable VPN services do not keep logs, therefore the law cannot come along and demand these service identify people who are using Torrent sites. This is merely one way of stopping down-loaders.

It is possible to download from YouTube, I do not believe Google would ever agree to allowing YouTube to be blocked. So this blocking of sites where people can download content that is deemed illegal or stealing will not work and is a waste of tax-payers money.

Despite the efforts of certain authorities who seek to control everyone.
The Pirate Bay Lives on.

This whole exercise has cost tax payers a lot of money, and I shudder to think how much. The money they have spent on their so called piracy campaign should have gone towards helping people who are in danger of committing suicide, fifty people kill themselves per week in Australia and what about kiddie porn, and the fact that 1 in 5 children are sexually assaulted in Australia at some point in their lives. 

These statistics are horrifying and the Government should be paying attention to these problems. Not dancing to the tune of the entertainment industry and their whinging and whining about how much money they are losing because of file sharing.

This is quite a rant, but I have been thinking about this for awhile now and the more I analyze this, the more ridiculous I feel it is.

So; now it is your turn, have your say in the comments or jump on Twitter or Facebook to connect with me. If you are really serious about fighting for your right to file share with other Internet users. 

There is now an Australian Political Party that does not support the law surrounding what Hollywood refers to as piracy.

Coming soon, I will be writing a new article about how to ensure your privacy on the Internet. So stay tuned for that one.  

Also another tip I should leave you with is, if you are unsure what the best sites are to find Torrent files, Torrent Freak have a top ten list that is published yearly.

Stay anonymous online. Get a Free Trial of a quality VPN service today. If you use an Ipad or Tablet, then it is recommended you try Hidepad, a privacy service specifically designed for tablets and Ipads. Get a head start on these mongrels who want to control file sharing and protect your privacy today.

If you need content written for your website, JelWrites can get the job done.

The absolutely wonderful fact about the Internet is that there is a solution to any problem. No one will ever succeed in totally controlling the Internet or its users and it is criminal to even try. Those that try to implement measures of control are very likely to have this blow up in their faces. 

Jel Writes, September 2015

Copyright © 2015 Janelle Coulton

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Person of Interest Actor Wins Award - This Show Cannot End In 2016

Courtesy of SpoilerTV 

Recently Amy Acker, who plays Root in Person Of Interest 



Spoiler TV Shared These Words With the Person of Interest fans

"It's been 63 polls (plus extras), but we finally have a winner. Congratulations to Samantha "Root" Groves of Person of Interest, who also got the most votes of any contestant and was the only contestant to receive over 2,000 votes in each round. This makes Root the first female to ever win the Character Cup. She joins Jack from LOST and Dean and Castiel from Supernatural in our Hall of Retired Winners. Congratulations to Person of Interest fans, Shameless fans, and all other fandoms for supporting their favorites and helping to make this a record-breaking Character Cup." 

Congratulations also go to Senko, for winning our prediction contest with 40 out of 63 correct predictions. You rock! All bragging rights go to you! Other top predictors were LOST Rocks Forever and ASN1. Great job. It's been fun comparing how different the contest turned out and where people thought it would go.

In our Vehicle Contest, the winners were the Impala from Supernatural in the Continuing Shows division and the Enterprise from Star Trek from the Ended Shows division. Thanks so much to everyone who participated either through voting, predicting, or commenting. Your voting broke records (see below) while the discussions were excellent, still my favorite part of the contest. I appreciate everyone who participated in the TV Talk Topics for making my hiatus go by a little faster. It was awesome talking TV with all of you. Special thanks also goes out to those who submitted pictures for the polls. Without you we would never have been able to change pictures for each poll. You guys rock!  Finally thanks as always to Andy, without whom there would be no Spoiler TV, the best TV website I have ever had the privilege to be a part of.

Thanks again for joining us and don't forget the Favorite Show Contest coming in August. Nominations start Monday and I know it will be an exciting race too. Check back at Spoiler TV to submit your nominees and of course to discuss your favorite shows. There's lots more good TV Talk to be had.

Visit: Spoiler TV to read more

This news is simply more proof that there are more Person of Interest fans out there than these TV networks realise. Never have I fought so hard to a show, like I am fighting for this show to have it's story told the way the creators intended. I want to see what is in their brain play out on my TV screen. And the TV Networks can do something about this, and it will benefit them greatly...they just do not know it yet.

Copyright © 2015 Janelle Coulton