Tatjana Mihaela.....Where are you

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Tatjana…Where are you?

One of Hubpages most acclaimed contributors seems to be missing.

Followed by over 1,400 readers, Tatjana Mihaela from Zadar, Croatia, is one of the most loved writers we have here on Hubpages. She’s probably the most intelligent, all around human being I know and at 70 years old, I’ve known a lot of smart people.

I could write pages about her greatness but that’s not what this hub is all about. If you don’t know, read some of her stuff and I guarantee you, you’ll be her next “follower.”

Be sure to read her last page on Government protests in Croatia. It explains everything, then come back here and leave a comment so we know how many of you Hubbers are willing to help if it turns out she needs us.

http://tatjana-mihaela.hubpages.com/hub/anti-government-protests-Croatia

To my knowledge, she has disappeared from all that she was involved in on the net including Hubpages. It’s been quite a while since she last published anything and that is not like her at all.

It seems her country, Croatia, has been over-run by Mafia type political leaders and living for the common person has become a life threatening experience. Learning of her intent to do what she could about her countries unrest, I warned her many times, just simply to be careful. People like that don’t fool around.

Undaunted, she became politically active as you can see in one picture of her on a podium giving a speech, and another leading a street rally with a megaphone. All this was about the time she dropped out from Hubpages and everything else.

I could be totally wrong, she could be on vacation somewhere but I really doubt it because I know her for one, and second, I can add, and it looks to me she’s met with some dastardly mishap like being jailed perhaps or worse. I fully intend to find out one-way or the other. In the event she has been jailed as a political prisoner we here at Hubpages might just be able to help her with the collective power of the all mighty pen.

Let’s first see if any of you Hubbers know anything more than I do.

Believe me, if anyone is worth helping, its Tatjana Mihaela. She lives to help other people.

Your comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

This is just the first step, just to see if I’m some dribbling old man worrying about nothing or not. In the event no one knows anything more than I do, organization, then contact with the Croatian Government is next.

All for one and one for all my brethren Hubbers. Let’s see if we can find her, and help her if she needs us.

If you don't already know Tatjana, read this testimonial I did about her and another exceptional young writer a good year ago...

http://craig-suits.hubpages.com/hub/Meet-Two-Exceptional-Human-Beings-and-great-hubbers-too




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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay

I was just thinking of her today also. I hope all is well with her. I have not seen any posts on Facebook since July. She truly is a special, beautiful person. Her writing and photographs are amazing.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Homie, 80 degrees huh? I'm from Tampa Bay too. Just up in North Joisey right now helping my son start a business. And freezing my ass of I might ad...Can't wait to dig my frozen toes into Clearwater Beach again.

Yes indeed, Tatjana is all you say and then some, funny too.

MOW (My Own World) is another incredible hubber that dropped out for some reason. I did a hub on both of them last year that's worth reading.

http://hubpages.com/community/Meet-Two-Exceptional...

Anyway, ask around, if you find out anything at all, please let me know. Like I said, if she has been jailed because of her government protests, maybe we can help her...

Tnx for the comeback...

PS...If you got an empty box floating around, I could sure use some warm beach sand.


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WryLilt 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

I haven't come across her before, but hope that she is ok. Anything I can do?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you very much. Read some of her stuff, She's top draw, as are many of our hubbers.

I just wrote a note to the Hubpages editors 1/18/12 asking them to post this issue and address here in the Hubpages newsletter so we can get as many thinking brains in on this quest as fast as possible. Who knows? I'm sure there's hubbers out there that could solve this mystery is days or faster. I'm just a 70 year old electronics tech with very little knowledge of Croatia or anything else along those lines but I'll be damed if I'm going to let a great human being like Tatjana dissapear without knowing why and whatever I can do to get her back in the Hubbers fold.

Thank you very much. Your one line above is what I was hoping to see here....People that care...I'll be in touch if there's anything you can do to help.


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WryLilt 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

Have you tried Google image searching her pictures? She may have other accounts out there that may have some more info.


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tonyfischer 4 years ago from Southeastern Michigan

I am going to put some research into this. Liberty and those willing to defend it must be supported.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Tatjana told me about a year ago she was not writing hubs as she was busy with her political activities and didn't have time to post in Facebook. She is someone I care for very much, respect her and consider her a spiritual friend. I know however, that it's dangerous to get into political activities, but I thought she was simply busy and hope I am correct. I will keep her in my prayers.

I emailed her in Facebook and mentioned you by name and told her you are concerned about her. I will let you know if she responds.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

No I didn't even know you could do that but I'll give it a try.

Thanks much WryLilt...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Tony...With that attitude we could find Jimmy Hoffa. Dont give up, we'll find her........


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Violet, thsnka for the comeback.

I thought the same thing Violet and it's not the first time she was too busy to work her internet connections. We all have our on and off times but Tatjana's been gone way to long to assume that I believe.

I'm glad you know and care about her as well as you do that makes me feel a litle less of a nut case for starting this whole thing.

Stay tuned here for all the information I find out and thanks again for caring and doing something about it...

Just glancing by your acolades it looks like you are a pretty impressive person yourself. I'll check out some of your works as soon as I can.

Thanks again...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, I emailed her again today to her Yahoo account as she hardly checks her Facebook account even on good days. I am sorry I didn't keep her offline mail address as I had hired her services two years ago, but I never thought I would need it. Let me know how I can help and do share what you find out. I think most care, I know I do, she is a beautiful soul. Most of us do not know how to deal with communication with a foreign country, especially in the midst of civil turmoil, so I suspect it's the reason for the silence from others.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Things should be showing some progress here shortly Violet. I'm hoping the Hubpages editors do a piece on our plight in the weekly news letter. That should bring tons of people ready to assist.

What you can do in the meantime is talk this quest up on different forums like where you found me in the first place. I'm not to familure with that side of Hubpages. Getting to all the folks on Hupages without a major marketing ability is a big chore. I believe thousands would come forward if they knew but how to get to enough Hubbers?

I have Tatjana's phone number on an old hard drive that won't boot up but that's a couple years old and she since moved to the island.

With help from you guys, we'll find her alright. That will be the easy part. Getting her out of the hooscow if that's where she is, will be another story. We could make them wish they never heqard the name Tatjana but we gotta find her first. She could even be dead for Christ sake. You know what's going on in ther middle east, people in power like in her country don't give a rats ass who they kill and believe me if you rock the boat like I'm 100% sure Tatjana already has knowing her, well, lets hope she's at least OK. We've got Croatian organizations, the US government, The United Nations, and tons of other organizations like the Red Cross to help if she has been incarcerated but like I said, we have to find her first.

Thanks again....So copy and paste some of the stuff we've already done in all the forums and catagories there is. We'll have all the help we need. Especially if the request comes from a hot blond rather than a seventy year old fart like me. :o)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I am going to wait and see if she replies to my two emails and then I will what I will do. Thanks for the suggestions.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Sounds like a plan Violet. If you don't hear from her, Let me know what your doing so we can deside if it's working or not.

Again, Everything I know will be posted here as it happens.

By the way, I took her advice last year as well. I had a regular mole under one eye and an ugly fast growing skintag type mole under the other. I took Tatjana's advice and bought two different bottles of holistic oils. In three months both moles were completely gone with out even a trace. Of course I smelled like road kill for a while but what the hell. She thought that was pretty funny. LOL!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I meant to say, "I will see what I can do"... Wow, that's great you responded well to her remedies! She does know what she is doing. Guess it paid off to be stinky for a while. LOL.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey!

Any of you Hubbers out there with former FBI, CIA, Interpol, Red Cross, KGB, Croatian, or any kind of international experience dealing with other countries, please respond here and guide, or help us to find Tatjana. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you...


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

I'm following this missing hubbers thread and your search for tatjana. I'm liking 2uesday's suggestion (in the forum) to get in contact with Amnesty International, could provide some resources for your search. Regards snakeslane.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Right on Snakeslane, that sounds like a great idea to me too. I don't know anything about that organization but you can bet I will by noon tomorrow. Tatjana's too precious a soul to be forgotten about.

Thanks for the interest, that's what this quest is all about...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I contacted a friend of Tatjana's in Facebook who looks like a priest and who lives in Croatia. I inquired about Tatjana. He seems to speak English though most of his posts are in his language. He responded today by requesting that we be friends, and which I accepted. I assume he did this so he can see who I am as my FB settings are not public, but the priest's are. Let's see if he replies to my email inquiry. If not, I will look for other friends who live in her country and contact them. I figure they know her in person so it's a better shot at getting information.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, My comment disappeared. Odd. I will retype again: I contacted a FB of hers who seems to be a priest and who lives in Croatia and seems to speak English and inquired about Tatjana. He responded with a Facebook friend request, and I assume it is so he knows who I am as my settings in FB are set to private. I am hoping he replies. If not then I will contact her FB friends who live in Yugoslavia, as I figure they know her in person and we have a chance for better information.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Fantastic Marie...

The priest ought to be on "our side" as well. Got lots of other leads going as well I'll be persuing tomorrow. If he cooperates, make him our croation emmisarry. Those guys can get by a lot of otherwise closed doors.

There's some new posts and ideas in the Forum as well

Great work lady. Tatjana would be proud...I am too but I'm naturally partial to hot blonds anyway...LOL

Do you know her address or phome number from her new house on the island? I would think her boyfriend would know everything that has happened.I can go back in our conversations and get his first name if you need it. She mentioned his name in a hub she did called something like " My boyfriend became a women" or something like that

Go get-em tiger, We should know her whereabouts shortly...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

OK troops, here's the latest on my end. I called Amnesty International in NYC this morning and was directed to the original founders main organization in London."Peter Benerson House". This is where all the "case work" is done from. First, they have to determine if she really is missing and not cooling it on a beach in the Bahamas or something. (She better not be or when I get done with her, she's gonna wish she was in the hooscow) LOL

Anyway, I've emailed them and I'll be calling them as well. Gotta get an internation time clock on my puter first. We're getting close, keep up your good work, concern, and great advice.

So far we've got a Croatian speaking lady willing to help, contacts with a priest and others in Croatia and other possible leads but the one thing that might really give up instant help is if any of you know her current address or phone number on the island she moved to last year or so. Her boyfriend may still be there and surely, he would know her status...Thanks again....


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Tatjana Mihaela is one of my favorites too. In fact we wrote on many similar topics too. But I did not know that she was involved in politics. In FB also I am not seeing any activity from her. I hope she is safe and we will hear from her soon.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Anaarnika...

Tatjana hasn't been involved in big time politics until she just couldn't take what her government was doing to it's people anymore. You can read all about what is happening at her last Hub post:

http://hubpages.com/politics/anti-government-prote...

We'll find her soon I'm sure...


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Good work Craig! Here's hoping on the Bahamas theory...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

By the way you guys, if any of you have to contact anyone in Croatia the time zone there is 6 hours ahead of us here on the east coast USA. So three in the afternoon here, would be nine at night there.

You can dload a really cool, free world time clock/clocks at:

http://www.freewarefiles.com/search.php?query=worl...

Don't want to get anyone out of bed at 3 in the morning...LOL


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Thanks Craig!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

We're getting there snakeslane. Amnesty International will be on the case tomorrow. They're case working people are in Londona and London is 5 hours ahead of us which right now makes it about 8PM there.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Keeing you guys up to date, here is a copy of an email sent to the "case people" at Amnesty International in London today 1/20/2012.

Lets hope they can get fast results...

Greetings...Craig Suits here...USA

I was referred to your organization by several people in our group of millions.

This morning I spoke to Ed ??? at your New York office and he suggested I contact you in the UK.

I am a member in a prestigous Hub or blog site called Hubpages.com.

One of our most beloved contributors has gone missing ever since she became involved in activly protesting the current so-called corrupt government in her home state Croatia.

We all fear she's been arrested or worse as a result of her protests. No one has heard from her in any of her vast internet venues from a minimum of at least six months to a year. Totally unlike anything she would even think of doing.

I've set up a web site to coorinate her friends and co-authors in order to at least find her and if she is in prison, do what ever it takes to free her. We have made some progress in securing a Croatian interperter and even a priest that lives in Croatia but nothing concrete as yet as to her whereabouts.

If your organization can help with this most difficult problem, please contact me at: dooahhh1@peoplepc.com or go to her web site we've set up and leave a message and/or instructions there. Tatjana has thousands of loyal friends there that are willing to do what ever it takes to find and perhaps help her.

She is a holistic healer and has spent most of her life educating and helping others. In by book, if anyone deserves our collective help right now, it's Tatjana Mihaela.

If you can help us, please go to this address and learn as much as we all know to date.

Thank you very much....

http://hubpages.com/politics/tatjanamihaelawherear...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Here's another update from "Team Hubpages".

If you recall I asked them to include our search for Tatjana in the weekly newsletter in hopes of getting the word out to as many hubbers as possible. I didn't expect them to divuldge any private information of course but now that they mentioned it, they should have her current address and phone number.

As you will read, they promised to look into it which is great news.

Below is the email I wrote them and the answer I just got back. Lets hope they can pull some strings....

Hello Craig,

Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, we cannot disclose the information we have on file of any of our Hubbers, due to privacy concerns. We'll take a look and see what we can do, though I can't make you any promises.

Let us know if you have any questions.

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Craig Suits (via HubPages) email@hubpages.com wrote:

Hi, Craig Suits here...

I have a favor to ask of you. It seems, one of your (our) most loved and followed Hubbers has vanished for many months now without a word. I fear she may have been jailed as a political dissident as she became active in trying to rid her corrupt government of polititians that have made living in Croatia almost impossible for the average citizen.

She has been a good friend to me over the years and has helped many of your Hubbers with medical and an astounding array of other social issues.

I understand you may not want to or can't get involved supporting her outright for corporate reasons or whatever but I would ask this of you:

I set up a hub to try to gather information and advice as to how we can locate her and perhaps even help her with the power of the almighty pen if she's in trouble. But I can just get my message to a very limited amount of hubbers. You guys on the other hand could post the address of her (help hub) in your newsletters and bring the whole damn organization down on her side. I'll need all the help, advice, and assistance I can get and I need it right now considering she could be rotting away in some god awful, filthy prison somewhere.

That's all I ask. Direct you hubbers to the hub page below, to learn what we know so far, as well as the potential trouble she may be in.

The people I've talked to already just want to know if she's ok and if she isn't, what can we do to help.

We all owe her that much, as you know,Tatjana is one of a kind...and one of us. Thank you!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, This made my eyes wet. The Hubpages team are a group of vital, young people and they will think of something without compromising her personal information or Hubpages. I made a post in the forum as I need my email in Croatian so I can contact the priest again. He may not speak English as I thought. There is some hope as he friended me in Facebook in response to my email inquiry. Point being, he did not ignore me. :)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

One more update...

I just posted this "note" on Twitter looking to get the word out there. Gees, your restricted to 146 characters. That's almost impossible...Hea tiz...

One of our authors from Hubpages has gone missing. She may have been jailed protesting her corrupt Croatian gov.

Help

http://hubpages.com/politics/tatjanamihaelawherear...

I have an account but I don't know much about Twitter. Is that all your allowed to say? just 146 characters? That stinks!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Marie...

I never thought (Dummy) that Team Hubpages would have Tatjana's current stats. Lets hope they can put them to use with out compromising their trust. Good news..

If you go to the forum you'll find entries by WriteAngled. She lived in Croatia and has offered to be our translator if we need one. You might want to contact her to help with your priest friend or anyone else you contact over there.

She looks about 22 but has a PHD in biochemistry. Smart little girl.

She may be a key player if we need to talk with people in Croatia later on...

Hey, You seem to know Tatjana better than anyone and all this typing which I do at a breakneck 20 words a minute with mistakes is not very efficient when I could be writing to presidents and other organizations. If you have a need, Skype has a great and free video chat program. I use it with friends and my four kids who are everywhere. i think I'm signed on as dooahhh1@peoplepc.com or dooahhh1@hotmail.com I don't remember. I never call myself LOL. If we're going to converse a lot, my finger tips would love you forever. I've already published a 711 page book called "Up One Level, have one coming out next week called "Treasure In Your Backyard", and another,sifi thriller/romance/comedy that's 60% done we hope makes it to the big screen and as you know, I'm the worst speller on the planet and probably the second worst typist. Skype would be greatly appreciated.

Any others of you that wish to communicate that way.... just hollar. I'll leave the privacy button open so anyone can call.

.Whew! That took me 1/2 hour just to write this comment..


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Yes, it's very restricted in Twitter. I am going to find your Tweet and retweet your message so it reaches my followers... I am Suflight there...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Ok great Marie. I was just about to approve your request but I forgot my damn password. Geez....


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

LOL!!! It happens to me all the time with this password thin. By the way, your tweets are restricted, meaning only your followers can see them. Not sure if you can see mine as I don't restrict my tweets so it reaches a bigger audience. Not that I have anything important to say but it attracts more followers.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for the Twitter info. That's a confusing site but then I haven't spent much time there at all.

It just turned tomorrow here so I'm gonna pack it in shortly. Lets hope the rest of the day brings some really good news...

Abiento...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

More updates...

1/21/2012

I just emailed the US Embassy in Croatia who by the way is very aware of the street protests Tatjana was involved in.

The following is a copy of the letter that I'm hoping will get some quick and solid leads and advise:

From: Dooahhh dooahhh1@peoplepc.com

To: ZagrebACS@state.gov

Subject: Help needed

Date: Jan 21, 2012 1:19 AM

Gentlemen,

My name is Craig Suits and I currently live in New Jersey, USA.

I belong to a prestigious web site called Hubpages.com. We have millions of members that write "Hubs or blogs" freely about anything they wish.

One of our most loved and talented members, Tatjana Mihaela who has many Internet interests and thousands of Hubpage friends recently disappeared as she became activly involved in Croatian anti-government demonstrations anywhere from six months to a full year ago. There is no way she would leave all her friends and Internet interests without some sort of explanation. No one has heard a word from her since she began her protest involvment.

Something has happened to her and it's fairly obvious to all of us that she has been jailed as a political dissident or even worse.

We are determined to locate her, and even pursue her release in the event she has been incarcerated.

This is one of the finest and most intelligent women anyone will ever know. She's a holistic healer that has spent most of her 43 years helping and healing other people.

We at Hubpages have set up a special hub or web site for her to coordinate our efforts in finding her and perhaps freeing her from her captives.

If you would be so kind as to go there and learn everything we know so far and advise us as how to pursue this most difficult problem, thousands of us worldwide would be eternally grateful not to speak of Tatjana herself who is a Croatian citizen by the way.

Here is the wet site address:

http://hubpages.com/politics/tatjanamihaelawherear...

Please feel free to contact me at dooahhh1@peoplepc.com or simple leave advise or instructions in the comment section at the bottom of her site.

I realize you will probably need more information and if you wish I will call you or email you everything we know.

Please, make this an immediate priority if at all possible. I can think of no-one that deserves our help and concern more than this young lady.

Thank you very much...

Craig Suits

dooahhh1@peoplepc.com


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

This is really great Craig.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This is fantastic, Craig. I am sure there is some with heart in the embassy.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Tnx Snakeslane, It's 2 in the morning here and I can hardly still see the damn screen. These computers are unbelievable if you consider what they do. I was around when there was no consumer electronis what so ever. And we wonder why everyone is getting fat these days. It aint rocket science that's for sure,

My first computer has 17 k left on the hard drive. Not megs...Kilobytes. These days I'm running over a terabyte. Incredible!

I gotta catch some Zzzzzz's. Later Kiddo. I hope we get some positive results soon. I just can't picture Tatjana sitting in some miserable prison cell somewhere. Thanks for hangin in there....Night!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Marie

There better be, we pay their saleries..I'm packing it in for the night. Catch ya on the flip side...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Just shared your tweet in Twitter (does that sentence sound right? LOL) and by the way, I can't use Skype as I have a hearing problem which makes it hard for me to understand speech.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

No problem Marie, I don't understand women anyway. If you want to try one day, hollar...I have flawless diction, that is if you can understand Jersey wit's, dat's, hey yooze, and AAaaa---How ya Dooooin.

It took me 30 yeqars in Florida trying to loose this 3rd grade dialect, now I'm right back in it again, yiz undastan? Scheesch!

I'll check out the Twitter thing asap. Can't get a much better venue than twitter for our quest, Give me some time though, I know nothing about Twitter. In the meantime, feel free to rewrite or ad to anything you see that I write that you think would be more appropriate or at least spelled properly.

No problem using my name either with anything you write that may ruffle a few feathers. At 70

I could care less about anybodies Mafia, If they blow me away, it's no big deal I don't like being old anyway. Growing old sucks with all these gorgeous creatures around, It's like being all dressed up and no place to go.LOL

I don't know if I told you or not but I played in a fifties rock and roll band for fifteen years and that's where my online name "Dooahhh" came from. So if anyone refers to me as "Doo, Dooahhh, or The Dooman," you'll know who they're talking about..

I'm betting by Monday night, we should have some results. I can't help thinking about Tatjana being in prison. Every second of what we do I know has to mean everything to her if we succeed

My co-author, Lilith Eden will be singing on tonight probably. She's also very brillient and is currently working on her masters in anthropology and history. She's only 25, lives in Memphis, and teaches collage in Alabams State where today, she will be looking for

professors with international experience in such matters.It won't be long before we find Tatjana, soon, the whole damn world will be looking for her


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, you make me laugh. LOL. Good to know I can use your writings and name, was actually thinking of this today, as I came across another Croatian organization that helps generals. Decided to wait and see what responses you get. In the meantime, I emailed another of her friends in Croatia today, who has an English sounding name, so I assume language is not a barrier.

Your co-author is a good contact. ;)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I wrote Tatjana several times and have not received any response. I admire and adore her. Let me know if I can help, I am on your side with her. Can you contact the news media in Croatia? How about ABC nightly news? I am thinking deeply now.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Marie...No amount of money can buy a good laugh and a smile and what better could you give to a friend than that. Thats why I'm always screwing around with people. It's fun and that's what I Doo. Fortunatly, that ability has enabled me to a lot of comedy and romance in out scifi book were working. If your a reader, I'll send you a copy of what we have already. Another opinion shouldn't hoit.

Just a reminder...For now at least, be careful who you badmouth the current Croatian government too until we get some knowing advice. I wouldn't want anything we do or say to cause Tatjana more hardship or worse than she's already enduring. That's why I've avoided contacting the government directly thus far.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Evans..Thinking deeply huh? Oh lord! LOL

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Of course you can help. You already are just by being here. Like I said at the beginning, we may need petitioners up the gazoo before this is over.

See! I haven't even thought of the news media. I don't know though, like I just mentioned to VioletSun just now (I don't know what the hell happened to the comment, it dissapeared) anyway, like I told her, we have to be careful who we approach fearing reprocussion against Tatjana and Newpapers right now may be hard to see who's side they're on. However, why don't you try to find a Croatian paper thats obviously and totally against the corrupt government. If we could find one we cold trust, I'm sure they would do anything possible to help one of their own. Makes sense to me Kiddo.

And for Christ sake, see if you can find a fat old ugly chick to join the team will ya? You guys are killing me...LOL


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WryLilt 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

If you're tweeting, make sure to use Hashtags.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

That sounds like a capital idea...

What the hells a hashtag? LOL

VioletSun, our Tweetmaster will see to that I'm sure.

I'm still trying to figure out Hubpages after 2 years...

Thanks much for the suggestion. Every little bit helps.


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WryLilt 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

Each word you put a hashtag in front of will put it into a channel showing ALL the tweets using that hashtag word.

So you might type "Looking for #help finding someone in #Croatia, #humanrights #activist [link]"

That will put your tweet into 4 "channels" and anyone who is looking at those topics will see your tweets, not just your followers.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey, thanks a bunch Wrylilt.

Trying to figure some of these sites out without help is next to impossible some times.

Bout time I got Twitterized anyway.

Thanks again...


sord87 4 years ago

She is in my folower list too,i never knew she has been in politic lately till i found this hub,she is also one of my favourite writer who inspired me most to what she achieved in Hubpages.

Thanks for information about her,may everything goes well to whatever she up to.

Thanks to appear this topic on my facebook page.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Sord87...

As far as I know, Tatjana has never been involved in political protests at this level either. During the war in Croatia, she worked for the United Nations as a peacekeeper for two years but you know Tatjana, She's always got something going but this time, she's got us all scared and wondering what has happened to her.

If you hear from her or anything about where she has been for the last year or so, Please let us know. No one has heard from her in a very long time.

Thanks for the comment...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, I am not political, so wouldn't make comments on governments, and my feeling is, it's best NOT to contact her government but organizations that help their citizens. And I just learned about hashtags today. LOL.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Here it happened again, my comment dissappeared and will retype again. I would never make any negative comments about governments as I am not political, and especially if it may impact a friend. I just learned about hashtags today. LOL!

I just posted the link to your hub in a closed group for Hubpages writers in facebook, and said:

"A friend of Tatjana is concerned we haven't heard from her in almost a year and is determined to find out where she is. We all just want to know if she is okay or in political trouble. She is a spiritual friend of mine and I am keeping her in positive thoughts but also helping out in finding her. Once I know she is okay, I will cyber hug her and move on."


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Marie...

You are hitting the moderate button arent you?

Looks like your first attempt came back ok. That's happened to me too and I don't know why either...

"Cyber hug her"...Cute blurb. Never heard that one before.

I'm just now re-sending the Amnesty International e-mail. It came back undelivered. Just checking the address now.That is one hard organization to find your way around in. Whew!

I posted a message on Tatjana's last political unrest hub to contact us if anyone has any info on her. She's still getting regular reads there. You know what? I'm just thinking we might be able to get a list of all her followers right from her hub page. It's worth a look see. I'll let you know.I don't think I'd live through typing 1400 new notes.

Anyway, we got tons of promising things in the fire and many more to come. What about that 12 clergy form email I asked you about before?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Marie! And all other searchers for Tatjana....

It's true...

All 1,427 of her followers are listed on her main hub with workable links. Can you think of a way we can contact them all with one stroke of the keyboard or Doo we have to contact them one at a time. I can barely keep up answering everyone and following new ideas as it is.

Hell, if we can get our message out to all of them, somebody has got to know something. I would imagine she'e got followers there in Croatia as well.

Let me know what all of you think ASAP. This may be a major breakthrough...


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I am not sure if I can be of any help, but if I can do let me know. I think a great deal of Tatjana, and would not want to sit by and do nothing if she was locked up somewhere as a result of her political activities which were intended to make her country a better place for the citizens.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, The only way I see that it can be done is by individual email as the email address is not visible. Not all followers that follow are active or know the writer. The best way is via the Hubpages newsletter, promoting your hub on Tatjana so it reaches the entire community. Don't let me discourage your idea if you think it's workable...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I got a way to do it easy. I'll talk at you tomorrow. Got some new news but I won't be able to help at all if my face becomes laminated to the keyboard which will happen shortly if I dont get some sleep. Seeya and thanks for all you and lots of other hubbers have done so far.

One for all and all for one....I like it....

Seeya...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Mornin Hubbers...

Many projects today to try from all your cool suggestions. But, I still think if we can send an email to each of Tatjana's 1,427 followers, especially the one's in Croatia, something would have to show up positive.

Here's what I would like to try. It would take one person working steady at least 24 hours to email all 1,427 even with a standard (pasted), standard message.

The only consistancy in Hubpage followers lists is that there is about 20 followers per numbered page which is a way to assign say pages 1,2,and 3 and then 4,5, and 6 to different helpers to email a copy of a standard letter we compose.

We should be able to reach everyone on her list in one day.

The letter would direct everyone to Tatjana's hub we set up to learn of her plight and also ask for any current information they might have.

The person sending say pages one through three would also be responcible for answering any responses and coordinating positive results on our Tatjana hub. Piece of cake....

What say you guys, I think it would work and I could have the stardard letter done in a flash.

Let me know what you think and I'll get right on it.....


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Huge undertaking Craig. I am sorry I cannot help. I am in the middle of a big family crisis. Brother very ill in hospital and I will be travelling in next few days to see him. I wish you the best in finding Tatjana.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

No problem Canada Your concern had already done more than you think.

I hope your brother does alright. Anything you need oe that we can do for you or your brother....hollar!

Seeya...be careful!


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Thank you! :)


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

I am very worried about her. I would suggest we all share this on our Facebook. What about making a page for her on Facebook too about her missing? I could do that or do you want to do that Craig? This is NOT like her at all to not respond to anyone. Praying for her safety and health.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Welcome aboard Dorsi...

We're all worried about Tatjana.

Be my guest if you wish to get a Facebook page going. I can just about keep up with what we have going already. I don't type very fact.

Let us know here what you have going and any leads you get from the Facebook thing. We must stay coordinated for obvious reasons. A small idea from you for instance may turn out to be a large idea from one of the rest of us or vice versa.

Thanks for your concern. We'll find her, None of us will quit until we do.

Thanks again...


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

I'll do a page for her on FB and also got some other ideas...I'll keep you posted.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

My time for such an undertaking is tied up right now with proof reading 3 books for my Step Father and with other projects. I have however tried posting a comment on Tatjana's FB wall asking for her or any of her friends who know her whereabouts to post here on this hub (and I have placed a link to it in the comment). I have also tried emailing her on both the email addresses she lists in her contact info on FB, basically asking her to post here on this hub and let us know she is okay. Not sure if this will help, but you never know. I have also posted this hub on my own FB wall by sharing it.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Cindy...

Everyone has emailed her from everywhere. I even tried to hire her services 6 months ago to see if she could help a friend of mine with migrains but nothing.

We just got to keep plugging and follow all the leads we get.

Gees, when we do find her she's going to have 10,000 messages to answer LOL.

Tnx much...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Fantastic Dorsi

Thanks much...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I can't do the email campaign due to time constraints, but just wrote a hub about Tatjana and your efforts to help. I figure it's going to reach my 1200 plus followers, so someone may have the ability to help. We have lots of knowledgable, smart hubbers!

http://hubpages.com/politics/When-Hubpages-Friends...


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I surely can help with contacting her followers...I had no idea all this was going on...Just thought sometimes people take a break...

Let me know...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Perhaps having posted on her FB wall will allow someone else to see it who knows her whereabouts. When I posted on her Wall there was no sign anyone else had before me, so it might generate something, finger's crossed.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Golly, I did just post another comment here, but it has vanished, and I don't think this thread is set to pre-approval of comments! Anyway, essentially what I said was that I had also posted on Tatjana's FB Wall in the hope that someone who knew her might see the post and come here to leave a comment. There did not seem to be anyone else who had posted before me on her wall asking where she was, or guiding anyone that knew her here, so maybe that will generate a result from a non-Hubber or a friend who know her whereabouts. I put the link to this hub in the post on her wall too.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya G-ma, I'm a 3 time "G" person too. Glad to have you aboard.

I'll take you up on thaqt email offer I'm going to need a lot of help or a lot of time and that's one thing we can't waste looking for Tatjana.

I'm going to do a form letter and do the first three pages of her followers just to see if it works alright. After that, who ever wish to do a few pages can help. We have to try everything possible especially if she's in prison. She's the last person I can picture being in a filthy cell somewhere.

Hang in the till I do the three pages tonight and I'll get back at you ASAP.

If you haven't already, familurize yourself with all that we've been doing so far and you might want to drop by the "FORUM" on Hubpages. Look for "Lost Hubbers". Lots of things happening there as well.

Seeya soon and thanks much...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I don't know what the rules are here Cindy, On my end I have to approve a post and I approve them all but perhaps not in time. I do all the cooking around here so I've been gone for an hour or so. We have a lot of good leads to follow and I hoping by tomorrow night we;ll know a lot more.

VioletSun is contacting her many followers also so I think it's going to ger a bit busy here very soon.

Seeya later....


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

By the way G-Ma...I have published two books and one scifi movie will be done if a couple months.

I can tell you what I've learned so far about getting books published if you wish.

Later....


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I have been following all the comments...just not commenting...I am still so upset over the loss of Cris...:O( but I will surely help when you are ready...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

thanks for alerting me. That's a scary situation to be sure!


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

All posts have to be approved by you one way or another Craig, but you can change the settings in a Hub's comments box to say whether or not you want the comments to appear immediately, or only after you have approved them. I think this hub is set to show them immediately even if you have not yet approved them as my last comment appeared immediately, and I see the other one has now appeared too. Weird why the first one didn't show up before though.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

That would help a lot. Where's the settings button?

Stay tuned we got lots more info, numbers and contacts I'll post shortly...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, I am starting to see my followers stop here, let's hope for more! Have had views in my hub, but only one comment so far. I am going to contact one of my followers directly, he is very smart, direct, has a good heart, and seems to have good connections. He can perhaps offer us guidance, and yes he knows Tatjana and our late Cris.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

OK guys, here is the latest updates, that is, if my poor fingers don't fall off first. I can't even feel my ass anymore I've been sitting here so long. Not that I would want to mind you. I was just thinking it would be nice to know if I was standing up or sitting down. LOL

To business:

Tons and Tons of new leads, numbers, addresses, and personal contacts.We should have her very very soon. One observation you should all keep in mind. This is just the first stage of locating her. When we do, the news may not be what we are all hoping for.

In randon order, AEvans decided to check out Tatjana's painting store and discovered it was copy written for 2012. How could that be? I just came from there and found the site is run by Red Bubble. A large company the most likely is accountable for the current copy write. While I was there I left them a note to contact us. I mean, they too must have her current information. Here is the note which has already been confirmed at dooahhh1@peoplepc.com. They will contact us shortly:..........................

Hi, Craig Suits here.

Tatjana Mihaela, one of your clients, has been missing for almost a year now. She became involved in protesting her Croatian, mafia style, oppressive government about the same time she apparently disappeared and thousand of her friends from Hubpages .com fear she has been jailed simply trying to help her own people literally survive.

We have set up a Hub page for her in order to coordinate our efforts to find her and/or free her if she has been incarcerated. Believe me, no smarted and nicer human being exists anywhere. We would appreciate any assistance you can give in helping us locate her, or the very last date of communication you had with her would also help determine the exact date she went missing

Her temp web hub address is:

http://hubpages.com/politics/tatjanamihaelawherear...

You can read all about what we've accomplished so far on this hubpage.

Please help us find her if you can. Thousands of people all over the globe would be very grateful.

Please email me ASAP or leave a comment on her page at the bottom

Thank you

Craig Suits

Dooahhh1@peoplepc.com.......................

Looks like a promising lead..

Then, our very own smarty pants PHD/Interperter with the 22 year old face, WriteAngeled cane up with an astounding array of Croation phone numbers and addresses which may well belong to Tatjana herself that and I'll be calling them all tomorrow. This ought to be fun taking to Croatians with a Joisey accent I can see it now: "Ring ring ..(Hello or whatever they say) Hey baby! How ya dooooin. AAaaa... lookin for this Tatjana chick ya unnerstan? yeah yeah yeah".......

I Can't wait LOL

Anyway, with these numbers and addresses, we're damn near knocking at her front door already.

By the way, since the 14th when we set up this hub page, there has been about three hundred and fifty responces. That's prety damn good starting from scratch in just over a week..All of you guys have done really great work. We even got a G-Ma today willing to pitch in.

Next news is brought to you today by the one and only Dorsi. She's setting up a Tatjana page on Facebook and VioletSun is emailing all of her way over 1000 followers and following up on things I don't even know about.

Then there's 2uesday, who managed to reasearch her way right up to Tatjana's back door where she studied Reiki for many years. Tatjana's all over the site and I'm sure as important she is/was to her masters, They will be able to help us find her I'm sure.I'll be contacting them in the morrow as well. That Reiki stuff sounds like fun. Hands on healing huh? Wo!

So without further adu, what the hell is a adu anyway? I'll get back to work.

Just one more thing, There is more news and great idea that have come from everyone involved here plus a whole lot of people that have done and contributed a lot of time and effort I couldn't mention here mostly because my ass is still missing and I'm very worried about it. Seriously, you all know what I mean. I'll never forget this experience. Lets all hope it turns out to be a happy one.

I'll update some more tomorrow. We'll know a lot more then I'm sure...

.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Go for it Kiddo. We have to follow all possible leads as you know..


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Who is Chris. This is my first experience with the Forum. Clue me in...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Welcome aboard PDX. Thanks for your concern. We'll find her...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

The Dooman has left the building....Catch you all on the flip side...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, thanks for the updates, it looks good! I am hoping this week, we will get our answers.

Cris A is longtime hubber who was very artistic, and was a kind man, and passed away suddenly at age 33 from diabetes. He was taking good care of himself, had stopped smoking and was enjoying life. We had no clue he was not well so it was shocking for all of us.

BTW, I meant to say, that I wrote a hub about Tatjana's situation with links to yours and it will reach my 1,000 plus followers. :) I am however emailing ALL her Croatian friends in Facebook as the three I emailed did not respond. Geese, they probably know her personally. Oh, well.

Sleep well and rest those typing fingers. :)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Mornin Mamm, How ya dooooin?

Thanks for the news about Chris,,,

I know all about diabetes. I lost my dad and my brother because of diabetes. It's an incidious desease that eventually effects every organ in your body. That's unusual though at 33 if he was following the rules.My father didn't have a chance. They knew nothing about the deseae back then. My brother learned everything there was to know, even more than his doctors and managed to live with it for 35 years.

Did I mention, I think we have Tatjana's phone number? WriteAngled found it. I'll be calling shortly. It's already four in the afternoon over there.

Lots to do, I'll do another update tonight.

Seeya


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

The settings for your comments capsule can be found when you are in edit mode in a hub Craig. Go down to the comments capsule, click edit, and then tick the box you prefer before saving again. You can either do this on a hub by hub basis, or set the whole of your hubs to the setting you prefer (although the latter you do in your account, comments and 'Global Comments Capsule Settings'. Click edit and adjust as required if I recall correctly). I have all my hubs set now so that comments do not appear until they are approved, but only because I got a few problems on certain controversial hubs with nasty comments being in full sight for all to read until I next checked in and deleted them. I also got fed up of SPAM posts being visible in the same way, so this avoids that problem.

Well done with the Tatjana efforts so far. It sounds really promising that we might soon find a solution to the mystery as to what has happened to her. I will say my prayers.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for the info Cindy. Gees, 15 years on these damn things and I still don't know what I'm doing and I'm an electronics tech too. Go figure.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Posting my latest email response from her friend in Croatia:

HEY MARIE !!

As promised, I sent Tatiana a private message with a note to get in touch with you, I believe she received it. I'll remind her once again right away.

Tatiana and I, like many other Croats, are disappointed with the referendum outcome, as we believe Croatia would be better off independent from the EU, and we are convinced that both the EU and Croatian politicians manipulated the whole nation into joining the EU.

That's why I guess Tatiana is preoccupied with commenting this current issue (we exchanged a couple of comments earlier today), and perhaps even planning a follow-up.

BTW, I lived in Oklahoma for a year as a foreign exchange student, but never visited Oregon.

Say HELLO to the US for me, will you?

Best wishes & regards, Goran.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Marie !!!!!!!!!!!

Do I understand Goran correctly when he claims to have exchanged of couple of comments earlier today??? Was that with Tatjana ??????


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I'm on temporary hold until I hear from you. HURRY!

Dooahhh...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Yes!!! It looks like he corresponded with her earlier today and is going to remind her to get in touch with us!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Again, I'm going to stay on hold a bit until you her from her. You might want to re-contact Goran and see if he can provide and way to call her or whatever. There's a lot of people here working hard and as of now, sitting on the edge of their chairs awaiting conformation.

Tell you what, if it is her, I'm going to get on a plane, go over there and kick her on the butt. No, first I'll get a bowl of her fabulous chicken soup, THEN I'll kick her on the butt.

This is great news lady, lets hope it's for real....

Don't you dare go to sleep until we know. LOL


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I am going to be on the lookout for her email and he corresponds by email with her not phone. I am going out to take care of some stuff for our clients (we own an online business) and will be back in a couple of hours or so. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Got home and then I made a corn casserole for my sweetie, may share the receipt in Hubpages. I haven't heard from Tatjana yet, and will wait as I don't feel comfortable in being pushy and bombard her friend's mailbox with inquiries. I am happy that this story is going towards a happy ending. If Craig hand't inquired, many of us would silently have been thinking the worst, and in terms of those of us who believe in energy, that's not a good focus. ;)

I am humbled in seeing how among faceless friends there are those who really care about the well being of another. This keeps my faith in humanity!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Don't be humbled Marie, you were right up there on the front lines since day one. Oh and to date, there has been 392 visitors to T's "Where are you" hub not counting this forum, your new hub,, twitter and facebook and everyone else's inquirories. The CIA would have still been writing up their plans.

Hey! and guess what I found? Yup, it was right where I left it, I just couldn't feel it anymore. LOL

See you guys topside...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, I will do as you suggested and contact the guy again tomorrow if we don't get a response from Tatjana or better yet, I will email you with his name in Facebook. Let's hope we wake up to hearing from Tatjana.

My friend Sweetiepie who is very active in the social networks as she is an artist stumbled my hub on Tatjana. That is definitely helpful!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I'm afraid I don't know her. How could she be helpful and what do you think about Tatjana being in hideing from political thugs. What a great potential explanation of why she hasn't contacted anyone. She can't if thats the case but she could reading everything we've written about her in the last two weeks. Then again, how could we help her in a situation like that? The plot thickens. Lets hope it becomes less viscous tomorrow. I'm gonna watch a scifi flick and hit the road.

By the way, you scifi buffs, go to HULU and look up Starhunter 2300. I've watched them all. It's a fabulous series with Tanya Allen as Percy. They don't come any cuter, and Dante Montanna, the leading guy is pretty hot too. Try it it's free and very well done.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Marie...

Any news yet? It's pushing 10pm in Croatia, probably too late to call there anyway.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

It's 1:45 PM on my side of the fence, just got to the computer. No news, emailing now.

Just emailed you...need your email address...


jami l. pereira 4 years ago

Hello , Mr.Craig , My sincere apologies for not having gotten back to your mailing sooner.Unfortunate for me ,i had not read of tatjana before,i have since followed her and read some of her material and she is awesome as you have said , but i knew that she would be or you would have gone the other direction . I think it is wonderfully amazing that you have taken concern for her and to locate her with alot of wonderful support that you are getting as well and genuine loving , caring feedback from her hubber friends , This shows me that there are people still left that care for others. If you need me to help do anything at all , please feel free to mail me and let me know , I appreciate you , and i will watch closely for more correspondance on this lovely lady and her disappearance .Keeping her in prayers ,and i know thats a sensitive subject. so i'll keep my eyes peeled ! xo ,

Jami


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

OK Kiddo...

I'm on the side and east bound and down..


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Jamers...My favorite poet.

How the hell are you? Been a while huh?

Thanks for stopping by here. Yeah, it's been kind of a bitchey problem to solve but thanks to a ton of really great, caring people, we can almost smell her perfume we're that close...

The more people we have offering idea's and research help the better so standby kiddo, you may be able to help a lot. Just waiting for a particular conformation today and if we don't get it, we're gonna have to get tough.

By the way, go to the "forum" at the top and look up "lost hubbers" there's lots taking place there too.

Thanks again

Great talking at you again..

.

Doo.....


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Update 12/24...

Still waiting to confirm our #1 lead. It's morning in Croatia now soooooo maybe...

Gees, if we don't find her now, she can't be on the planet.

Just for kicks I punched in Tatjana Mihaela in Googles search box, and guess who is number two on the list? Yup! our very own Tatjana and her "where are you" page. Amazing! I have no idea how that happened but I'm not complaining. Lets hope it gets some attention. We should know soon if Gogan is going to get back to us or not.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Update #2 12/24

Hi troops...

Recently BakeingBread suggested we contact US based Croation churches and kill two birds with one stone.i.e. Language and knowledge of current Croatia. Good idea! Soooo

I found a site that lists hundreds of Croatian churches by state with all the numbers and emails.

Being in New Jersey, I had to choose them in Califirnia due to the late hour.

I spoke to Father Ivan Gerovec from the Croatial Catholic Mission Church in San Pedro, California for some time explaining our dilemma.

First, he contended that there was a new government in Croatia that is very much against corruption and that no one would ever be arrested for simple protesting.

Do any of you know when this "new" government was put in place? Let me know please.

Anyway, he asked for her website which I gave him, but he then got a phone call he had to answer. He said he would look into it and for me to call him back tomorrow. I didn't get a chance to direct him to our "where are you" page but I will if he joins our bandwagon. He' 100% Croatian, speaks the language and it seems like he's in tough with current conditions.

I made it very clear that all we wish to do is find out if she's ok and help her if she's not.

I'll let you know if he can help or not tomorrow and what he suggests we do.Seems like a nice, patient, older gent I'm a nice, older gent too but not very patient, LOL

WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU TATJANA?


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This sounds good, Craig! And being a priest he will act with integrity. Not all priests are child molesters as the media describes them. lol. And wow, this hub is doing good in the rankings, that's more traffic for you.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Trafic for what, nobodies selling anything. I didn't even look are there Google ad on T's "where are you" page? I don't think so Besides, I'd trade them all for one lousy email or phone call from you know who.

So again, what's with Gogan? It's up to you he's your contact.Should we wait? Is he credible? You tell me. Even if there's a slim chance what he said is true, we can't afford not to persue it vigorisly.

How about that Google thing huh? Corporations would kill to be number two on that list. Let me know what you deside with Gorgan asap ok...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Traffic in the sense of getting more readers and exposure to your hub and perhaps more contacts. ;)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Mornin mam...

Well, it's 2pm here, 8 pm in Croatia, and I guess 11am by you. Where do we stand. I don't guess you've heard anything yet. If you wish, give me Goran's email or phone number or any info and I'll try to find them myself as well. I'll try to be polite but demanding at the same time. It doesn't look like your going to hear from him of Tatjana which is another mystery. Just what we needed. We still don't know if she's safe or not and that's very unsettling to me at this point.

I'm ready to kick ass and take names, from our president, right on down the line from 2 dozen Croatian priests, to all the big agencies, and right down to a Croatian detective that's been offered.

As far as I know she could still be in big trouble and being from the fifties, we respected.and took care of, and protected our lady friends back then. No-one is going to change me and I won't and can't rest until I know she's safe. Talk to me.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I'm thinking of offering a reward as well. You think that would help?


jami l. pereira 4 years ago

People are money hungry , everywhere you look , i think you should take up a donation for her to offer the reward , im sure alot of her hub buddies and friends would help out ? Just a suggestion . . .


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Please read my response in the forum.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I did and wrote you back

Problem...

Iwas trying to leave her this message but the top bax wants a friends name of an email address. Neither of her names work unless the "C" in Vucica has to have those two little dots over it. What's wrong and where the hell is that page with a thousand little letter accents? Here's is the note ready to go.:

Hiya Kiddo...

I'll make this short. Pa-lease contact me or Marie (VioletSun) simply to let us know your ok. You have no idea how many people, and how much effert has already been spent just trying to find the one we all love, just to see if you are alright, You owe your friends that much. Please respond right now as our efforts to find you will never end unless YOU end it.

Goto:

http://hubpages.com/politics/tatjanamihaelawherear...

And see all the people that love and care about your safety. please, we don't need to know anything other than your alive and well confirmed by YOU.

If you need it, my number is (201) 497-5605


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Get back to me ASAP Marie. Tnx much...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Are you saying you were finally able to send this email? Or want me to try sending it to her?


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Sent her the email for you and it went through.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

The next time someone says to me, women belong in the kitchen, I'm gonna knock him on his ass. LOL

Your a genious.....


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Wow this sounds so promising. I hope the news is good, as the forum thread makes it all sounds quite hopeful, if somewhat of a mystery as to why she has two FB accounts, and the second one under a different name.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Yeah it does sound hopeful there Cindy but that's nothing new in the last couple weeks.

I have confirmed one fact however, when it comes to women, I'm like a blind man walking around in a mine field with no cane.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

LOL, I know how you must feel Craig, I reckon my Husband would say the same ;)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Marie...

I was talking to Jill (BakingBread) on email and she noticed Gogan's last name was guess who? Yup, Vucica. I didn't know that. Hmmm, the plot thickens.

Anyway, it's late afternoon there and still no word from our contact attempts of yesterday however, Tatjana did accept me as a friend on her new Facebook page but left no messages or anything else. At least now we know for sure she knows we've been looking for her.

Beats me Kiddo, women are nuts. Well at least most of them.. :0)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Morning Craig, No word either, and not looking for a response now. A little disappointed in human nature, but not losing sleep either, as to me everything in life serves.;)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

"I'm glad you didn't say "Good" morning...

Check your email...

I know what you mean. I would be VERY dissapointed in human nature if Tatjana turns out to be nothing more than an unconcerned snot but honestly, I still can't see that being the case with her. No one could be like that and hoodwink so many people for so long. It just doesn't make sence.

Waiting to hear from you....


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I left out the "Good" but it was indeedy a good morning on my side of the fence and now it's a good but busy noon. LOL! Read your email and responded. You are a kind man and good friend!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

OK guys...Last attempt and next to last update (I think)..

I just left this following message on Tatjana's new Facebook page and that's about all I can do at this point. I don't want to believe she's ignored all of us just because she doesn't care anymore. That's not even close to the Tatjana I knew. So here it is and lets all hope she has the ability to respond and does. I'll let you all know tomorrow if I hear anything and I would appreciate it if you would do the same.....

Hi Tatjana.

Well by now I’m sure you've heard of all of us looking for you for two weeks now and even seen the“Tatjana, Where Are You” Hub we set up to coordinate all our efforts. Now that we have found you and almost believe you are safe and free, we will close down your special hub and leave you alone if you wish.

Before I go, I strongly suggest you contact one or two Hubbers from your past and explain why you have left them without any knowledge of your safety or whereabouts for such a long time.

Take it from and old man and one of your "old” friends, you owe them that much. There has been over 1000 posts in just two weeks from people that loved you like you were some kind of saint, me included, on facebook, Twitter, the forum, Hubpages, hundreds of emails, other Hubs, and organizations around the world too numerous to count including the American Embassy in Croatia.

I don’t want anyone to think of you in a bad way. Please, do the right thing and contact someone so we can all continue to love our incredible little Croatian friend and know that she is really safe, sound, and free…

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jenubouka 4 years ago

Alright now I am in a must need to know after all this reading, Craig if there is a hub humanitarian award you got it. There is other ways to cyber trail certain activity if she is using the internet for anything.....All the info is out there...You just need to know how to grab it...Although any one could be using the address registered or she could be using a proxy block. At any rate, I hope you can find the answer soon, and if you want to know how to do this I can give some info on it. Hope she is safe and just needing to regroup her situation.

All the best,

Jenubouka.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Yes Jenubouka...That would be some interesting information. I'm not totally convinced that she's just forgotten about a couple thousand people that love her for what she is and does so if there'e the slighest chance she still may be in trouble, I want to know.

Between this hub and the following forum, you'll find everything we know to date...

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/88976#post1959312

Thanks for any help you can give...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

EURIKA!

The Eagal has landed...touchdown!!!

I just rolled out of the rack and haven't even turned the lights on yet but we have a note FROM TATJANA, SHE'S OK.

I gotta go whoop up a gallon of coffee so I can see what I'm typing. Stay Tuned...I'll be back.......


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Yes, i used to be able to spell eagle, but jumping out of bed and turning this damn puter on first thing, I'm lucky if I can spell my own name...

ANYWAY...

Tatjana left a message or reply to yesterdays note to her in the message section of her new Facebook page:

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Tatjana Vu?ica

Dear Craig, so nice to see you here

Last months I was very much involved in political happenings here, so I did not have nor time neither energy for the other contacts ....

As soon as I come home (I am now in hurry) I will contact you and the others.

Thank you for your love and kindness....

----------------------------------------------------

It's not much but it's what we've been looking for all this time.

It appears she has been at some remote location somewhere doing her political thing.Her (I'm now in a hurry) remark could mean she'e in a hurry to get home but I wouldn't bet on it.

Women! Why do they ALWAYS leave us NORMAL people hanging without a clue?

I came home one day when I was (Uugh) married:

"Honey I'm Home"...

"What's wrong? Why are you crying?"

"I don't know"..........

Fourty years later, I still don't know what's going on. LOL

Soooo, I guess we should leave this page up a while so she can read all about her friends efforts if and when she comes home just in case she hasn't already, what Doo you guys think? With all you women here, I'm definatly the side man you know. Let me know what you want to Doo.

Any of you newbees out there, offering help to find Tatjana, I think we can all rest in peace now and end our search.

I got a bunch of new posts to answer today and I guess I'll be sticking around a while waiting to hear from Tatjana but in the meantime, you should ALL be very proud of yourselves. It's very comforting to this old dude to know there are still some really great, decent and caring human beings left on this crazy-ass planet. Thank you and may non of us EVER DISAPPEAR AGAIN. LOL

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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Sounds like really good news Craig, I just hope the message was actually sent by Tatjana herself. It is hard to know with so little information included in the message. Hopefully she will visit here and leave us more information as to where she has been and how she is etc, then we will be able to totally relax and know it is her for certain. For this reason I recommend leaving this thread up and running until then.

You might want to delete or flag as spam the post above your most recent two as well. It is a spammer who has been targeting a load of my hubs with some 'powerful spells' email address. I always flag them as spam now so that they won't show up to other people (only the author of the Hub). I believe HP blocks their IP address if it gets flagged for spam more than a few times.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I agree with your first paragraph Cindy, and you make a good point with the last paragraph as well. I'll do that. The last thing we need here is so called "powerful spells" muddying up an already confusing bunch of events.

Thanks...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Just left this last message for Tatjana, it's up to her now...

Hiya Kiddo...

Whew! Your actually alive and well. You had a lot of people scared to death you were, in jail, kidnapped, dead, held hostage, and even abducted by aliens. LOL

Thank you for contacting us. All we wanted to know was that you were ok and if you weren't, how we could help you.

I'll talk to you when you get home and have more time. You've got some important new lessons to learn from this old man little girl. And while your at it, you better look through you holistic remedy book for a salve or something soothing for a RED ASS.

Because if I ever get the chance to meet you in person, you're going to need it. LOL

We're ALL very happy to find you safe and sound.

Seeya soon...

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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, As Cindy suggested it's a good idea to leave this hub and your page in the forum up for a while at least. Tatjana has a very good friend in you as you did not give up to the last minute.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

"Give up?"

What are those?

Hey with almost 600 visitors here now, it's pretty clear to me that no one else did either.

There's no way I would have found her alone, you know that.

All good things, and bad unfortunatly, that have made change in this world since day one start in the minds of just one person. It's the people that jump on the bandwagon that usually get the job done so never look at a huge, even global problem and say to yourself like so many of us do, "Gee, what can little old me do about it?"

All of us have the power to change the world for the better if we simply take that first, infamous step in the journey of 1000 miles.

And you know, now that I mention it, we got one hell of a jumpstart here. Think about all the various talents that have gathered here in the last few weeks.

What do you good people think about keeping our coalition and building an organization that would feed starving children, raise funds for breat cancer research, help despondent people, or any number of other worthy endevors. Anything but looking for lost Croations. LOL

Think about it.

Yeah!, I just thought of our very first cause. We could all gather up all the information we could find about all, super sexy, 30 year old and under,(make that 28) local ckicks that have a thing for old farts like me. Hell I can't think of a more worthy cause can you?

I'm just kidding you know that, that wouldn't be a worthy cause at all, it would be a death sentence most likely...On second thought, if you insist...LOL Just kidding just kidding...

SERIOUSLY....Think about it, and let me know.. What ever we did would be infanitly easier than finding Tatjana....


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Why don't you write a hub proposing this idea? I assume there are Hubpages members who are open to the idea. It was quite an experience in seeing all talents coming together even if nothing was amiss with Tatjana, but, I observed how everyone who got involved gave of what they could contribute, be it to gather information, make calls, translate, make suggestions, etc. and how the communication was very good between everyone helping with the search effort.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I sounds fisable to me Marie. We could Doo a lot of good. Even if we fed one kid or helped one family it would be worth the effort which like I said would probably be a lot easier and a lot less pressed than when we were looking for Tatjana.

First lets get a concensus of the friendS we have here already and see what they think. That would be a good start mostly because we know eack other.

If it's a go, then I guess asking for ideas in all catagories would be next and to see who's in or out after we decide what to Doo, how to Doo it and where.

Gotta get supper out of the oven I'll be back later....BB Chicken and Brussels Sprouts with a white/cheese/Doo sause....YUM!

ANY OF YOU GUYS OUT THERE, LETS HEAR WHAT YOU THINK...


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WryLilt 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

Great to see she's ok and has made contact.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Wrylitt. One word sums it up....Whew!


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

@Craigs) I like the idea of working together on a joint effort. Count me in. So glad Tatjana is OK, well and safe!!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Dorsi...

I'm sending a group email letter to the people from this effort. Many may not come back here thinking the case was closed and not comment on this new idea. Give me a day or two and I'll get back at ya with the info. I did speak to a couple of the above via email and they liked the thought as well. In the meantime,jot down any ideas you have about what you would like us to do. I believe once we got this started which wouldn't be easy, volunteers would come out of the woodwork. There were close to 650 visitors here in less than 3 weeks plus a ton on the forum and other places.

There are people in every country in this world that will literally suffer and die tonight without help from someone. You've seen the TV ads, it's pathetic. Organizing all our thoughts in every catagory I think would be a sane first step. We would also need to set up our own chatroom so say a dozen of us could talk at the same time. Write-em down and I'll get back to you soon....

Tnx Dorsi...


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BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

As I told Craig, I don't know Tatjana. Never read her stuff. Found out Goran's last name is the same as the last name Tatjana is using now. I joined Facebook just to see if I could email her. Tatjana has no clue who I am and yet she "Friended" me. Perhaps I am suspicious by nature, especially because of the seriousness of this situation, but I find it odd that she "friended" me.

I personally think we need to find someone in Croatia who has actually seen her alive and well very very recently. But who am I to say.

I would definitely leave this hub up and running.

I also think it would be awesome if we could get a HubberAid group together. I belong to a group called AOK (Acts of Kindness) where we assist various charities and other groups with whatever they need. For example, at the Rescue Mission, we've served many a meal and made thousands of PB&J sandwiches to hand out. How this could translate to on the web help, I have no clue.


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Craig: One of my ideas is to assist families to find missing children. When my co-worker, Michelle Le, went missing, I wrote 2 hubs about her, her family set up a website and we social networked. Unfortunately Michelle was found murdered, (her murderer is in jail and a trial soon to start) Through this effort we all fully realized the extreme power of the internet and how much could be accomplished with a joint effort. I met Mark Klaus (Polly Klauss's father) and I know I could get help from him too. I also know Michelle's family would help because they want to do things like this for future victim's. There are forums where we could provide input to the family of missing kids, and offer up theories and ways to help. We could write hubs about missing kids to bring attention to their plight. There are so many missing kids.....

The hubs I wrote about Michelle are here: to give you and idea of what I did: http://hubpages.com/health/Missing-Persons-Help-Fi...

http://hubpages.com/politics/Who-is-Giselle-Esteba...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

If we could be effective enough, I have no problem with that. We don't have to stick with one project line either. Keep in mind, many of our members will be from others countries which may make that a bit difficult as we just found out. We have to gather all the ideas we can, have a meeting to determine what we're going to do and who is going to do what and when. What assets we have to work with, what assets we must get, any legal consideration and lots more. We'll need to raise money to pay for what we do and perhaps assist people but there's a hundred ways to do that and with a lot of people involved, we should be able to raise a ton for our Paypal account two of us would manage and cut checks to whomever. We got business people that could handle that side already.

Lets get the volunteers and the structure set up first, then we could discuss and knock out the set up problems easy once we know where we're going.Locating missing children is something worthy and something we may be able to do.

Talk to you soon.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Here's the latest Tatjana happening from her Facebook message page.

2 hours ago

Tatjana Vu?ica

How are you, what is new?

I am OK (never had any problems because of politics, because in this world you can speak openly, but nobody in charge is listening what one speaks, anyway. I never broke any law, (free speech is still allowed, lol) so nothing can happen to me. )

This FB profile is made exclusively for people who speak my language (it is understadable for 24 milion of people on Balkan peninsula - 4,5 million of Croats and the others who speak or understand my language.... and also to the all our people who leave abroad (several milions)

We use some other FB pages and websites on english, but - we have here the same political problems like any country - corruption, misuse of constitution and laws, rising poverty...the biggest part of the world is in the (more or less) - same situation.

2 hours ago

Tatjana Vu?ica

Well, the last thing our government did was - we had referendum for joining EU, that was, according to opinion of legal advisors - not legal---(not enough of people joined to referendum, but they made it pass anyway)

I planned very many times to write something on HP, but honestly, I was too tired and too exchausted to write anything.

In the meantime, I also moved to the other appartment....so needed time to settle down.

This is in few words, all my story....


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Here is my slightly winded responce:

Craig Suits

First: will you be coming back to your house on the island?

Second: Thank you for responding, I think all your friends will rest a little easier now...We all miss you a lot..

Third: You and I come from two different schools and I understand that. You've personally seen more death and distruction in recent years than 1000 Americans combined not counting our military people of course. Knowing that, and the Mafia style corruption you claim your country is plagued with, believe me and I for one do, if it is as you claim, then you have a friend in the US and it's people. We are not exactally new to corruption, greedy corporations, and unjust laws. Sometimes I think the US invented all that.

When I was 19, about 150 years ago, I went to Japan and many other places and the one thing I learned is that people are the same no matter where you go. Some are vicious animals, some are thieves, some are political liers, and of course, many are just plain beautiful people like yourself wishing and working for those abused, and those in need.

Every country has the same types no matter where you go. On occation, one group will gain control over the others like you say is in your country right now or even the EU has it's hidden personal agenda's. All that's nothing new.

There is two consideration here and only two.: What to do about it and how to go about doing it.

If you are aware of political corruption for instance, like you say exists in your country at the moment and you don't do anything about it, you deserve everything you get, and you defenatly will get it. You know what I mean, your right out there on the front lines with a megaphone for months on end. We're very proud of you in that respect. That's what all "good people" should be doing.

The second consideration is exactly how you go about changing a corrupt government or even a corrupt world organization like the EU or even the United Nations.

Go about it the proper way, and the people will have thier way sooner or later. Go about it the wrong way and your're probably going to lose no matter how much effort you put into it.

It becomes a David and Golith issue then if you know what I mean.

I'm telling you this because in some ways, either you or your group have been going aboit curing your problems the wrong way. I don't know that much about your personal political activities.

I say this for at least one reason. Last week I open up one of your posst on YOUR site that has endless photo's and propaganda posters that to tell you the truth, after reading at least 300 of them, anyone at all would have to come to the conclusion that your group of activists are indeed the ones that need to be sanctioned.

Some very professional photo's and banners and some that looked like they were done by some uneducated, violent activist idiot in his attic. Most all of them Tatjana, call for unbelievable violence with again, unbelievable hate on damn near every one of them.

Maybe deserved and maybe not but let me tell you, that's not the way to go about effecting change in anything. You guys sound move violent than the Mafia government you wish to overthrow.

I know you well enough to not believe that of you personally but when you associate yourself with that violent propaganda garbage, well you tell me what you would think if you were reading about me. I actually lost count of the countries, political affiliations, global organizations, and governments that one little ad seems to hate.

I also installed a Croatian translator on my computer so I could read where you guys are coming from and for the life of me, I still have no idea. What is it you want? It's not capitolism, it's not democracy, I don't think it's socialism, what?

It might be a good idea to lay out your own political platform in depth a bit more than condeming the current government. Give your people a clean and understandable choice and they will join your cause by the train loads.

This is the bottom line hun: If you want lasting change, be relentless no doubt, but be peaceful. Deplore violence, foul language, useless and untrue propaganda, and educate your people to the changes you believe they despertly want and need. You will win in the long run. Go the violent route, well, you know how wars start and you might even win this time. But I guarantee you, not long after you've burried your dead, it won't be long before you're back at war again defending what you think you won with your first war. You know that, you've been there.

I'm all for revolution, but not with guns, fire, bombs and hate. We here in the US learned that the hard way with almost one million dead during our civil war.

Follow the great leaders you know and respect if you want change. Martin Luthor King Jr, Mahatma Ghandi, you'll get your change alright. No one can go up agianst the will of the people for long.

One more thing, PEACEFUL protests are one of the ways we have her in the US of effecting change but sometimes they get out of hand in which case the police are elected to calm them down if you will. I'm very proud of our police here in the US. And yes, we get all the violent demonstration on TV day in and day out. You can believe that, it's good for ratings.

I've lived in the USA for 70 years now and I should have a Phd at the end of my name on the subject. The USA is a huge country, of course we're going to see some government coruption and even violent demonstrations. This democracy of ours is far from perfect but then again, who's government is?

Sure, we have a bad cop once in a while but they don't last very long. Bad local police forces, bad state police, bad FBI, CIA, as far as our own lives are concerned, very rare, is there an isolated problem.

You know why? because all these peple are Americans with families, and homes they love just as we all do. They don't want corruption and violence any more than you or I do.

I have a suggestion. Next time you need a vacation, I'll do what ever I can to see to it you get a chance to visit the US. I think you might be very suprised. If your going to be a world leader one day, and you will if I have anything to say about it, your going to have to see in person what the other side lives like.

There's just one little requirement, You gotta bring some of that super Croatian soup with you. I'll even spring for your ticket and I know hundreds of Hubbers that would be glad to show you around every corner of the US. Don't forget the soup and some dumplings wouldn't hurt either... :-)

Take care little girl....

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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Happy that she is well.:) That sure was my main concern for a while.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I know Marie, she looks pretty safe and secure at this point.

I'm the one that's going to have to go into hiding after she reads my political commentary. :-)

Did you read anything about using our talents gathered here and others to perhaps help to locate missing children,Help some destitute families or whatever we decide to do as a group. It wouldn't take a lot of each of our time and I'm convinced we could do a great deal of good. I have a lot of it worked out already to disguss in a group meeting on a new private chat room plus what ever we do here or on another Hub. This one is about to hit 700. There may be a limit I don't know.

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You are well respected and looked up to here not to speak of your hubber knowledge and ability to get things done. Finding one child , saving one life, or helping one family become self sufficient would be worth it to me. I really believe in the "One for all and all for one" medifore.

I'd like to try to help you with your voice thing too, I haven't been to a doctor in fifty years, I've learned how to cure myself of just about anything. I got that way for a reason which I'll explain later is you wish to hear it.

Anyway, let me know what you think about this other thing and I'll get back to you with everything I know so far. It would be a pleasure to work with you again, especially this time if we could feed a starving child or well you know. People need a lot of help everywhere you go, soooo, why not.

Seeya


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I am so glad my fair-weathered friend is okay. Thanks to Craig Suits for his concern and due diligence. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Yes, I have been following the conversation about a group effort to do good for others, and knew intuitively that Dorsi would one of the first to be willing to participate. :) I saw her campaign in FB a while back about the missing child. I am not yet sure if I can commit with a group effort as we run a business that needs to work as it's our source of income, and have projects, but will keep reading here and by email. I do help folks but generally on my own. My interest would be helping a starving child or family get back on their feet. The more we help children, the better for the future.

I don't have a voice problem, but a hearing problem, so yes, any information you share with me that leads to well being is always welcome! I am working on healing it on my own, and also have not been to doctors in years and wish to keep it that way.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Julianna...

Hmmmmm, Seems to me there were a number of other diligent folk involved in this hunt for Tatjana including you. You heard what Hillary Clinton once said didn't you? "It takes a village to find a lost Croation.".....Well she should have said it anyway...

You know I was just kidding with the "for a girl" rip. When you get to be my age, our society unfortunatly disallows the kind of "fooling around" with girls the way we knew and loved and rightfully so I guess. So unfortunatly there's nothing left but words to fool around with and that I do well. It's not much of a compensation but what the hell, it beats dropping off the loop all together.

By the way, I'm into creative electronic and science since I was a kid and one of my all time favorite women hero's was Madam Marie Curie.

Wow! talk about diligents. She damn near killed herself proveing radium existed in a strictly man's world at the time and no help from any institution except her husband. You should watch the movie. It will bring tears to your eyes...

Pizza's here. gotta split...

Lemme know what you think about the new Hubhelp thing ya hea?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Just to see what happens and also to be able to work with very close people I know well along with each of their talents, I posted this on my facebook page.

We have enough people all ready to get this new Hubhelp thing started but the more people we have involved, the more resources we'll have and the more results we'll get.

All you guys might want to copy this and modify it with your names and post it on your own Facebook page. If you do, we should wind up with hundreds of willing helpers. More bang for the buck if you will.

Here it is:

Craig Suits

A coalition of Hubpage.com Hubbers and I recently posted a new, temporary hub in order to coordinate a search for a fantastic Croatian friend that seemed missing for at least six months. She was highly involved in protesting her current government which had her friends of many thousands, very worried about her. In two weeks, we found her alive and well through the diligent efforts of many contributors from around the world with well over a thousand visits and suggestions to our hub, facebook, twitter, other hubs, Croatian priests, and even The American Embassy in Croatia.

After Tatjana Mihaela was found, we have decided to put together an internationl coalition designed to save lives if possible, feed starving children, help destitute families get on thier feet, or even use the enormous power of our Hubpage friends to help locate missing children. If we could find a missing person way the hell over in Croatia, we should be able to find Jimmy Hoffa himself.

From our original group we have a bio-medical scientist Phd in Wales, business people, marketing people, fabulous housewives and singles from everywhere as far away as India and Austrailia, to Cindy from Guernsey, Channel Islands. All willing to help to do some good in this crazy would.

I guarantee you will meet a lot of great people that will become life long friends like Tatjana has become to many of us and if we sucseed in saving one child's life, finding a missing child, or helping a family keep it all together then I would suggest it beats the hell out of jabbering all day and night here about what you had for breakfast this morning.

With our combined talents and efforts, we could accomplish wonders. You know that and I know that.

I warn you though, there may be a lot of research work, typing, and 24 hour thinking involved and so on so give it some thought and if your interested, and you better be or my friends Vito and Vinny might be knocking on your door soon, the first thing you want to do is go to Hubpages .com and sign up as our home base will be there. It's free and you can even make big money there with Google, Amazon and others. Post just one Hub, or blog about what ever the hell you feel like and your in. Your now an official Hubster.

Then, go here, or go here first:

http://?craig-suits.hubpages.com/hub/?tatjanamihaelawhereareyou

This is the temp hub we set up for Tatjana. Read how everyone helped find her and then get back to me. I'll direct you to the "Lost Hubbers" forum where hundreds of more communications took place and a private chat room where many of us can talk at the same time.

Ok, it may be a lot of effort from time to time but a lot of fun too joking around with everyone. While your thinking about it, don't forget about the little kids that will be going to sleep tonight having had nothing to eat or wondering when mom and dad are going to find them and take them home.

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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Regarding the health information, put it on hold for now as I am working with my own self-healing techniques and want to give it 6 months, but will keep you in mind and contact you again. Thanks a bunch for caring!

Read your letter above and will share with friends.

Out of the door, talk to ya all later~


Sam Contrasto 4 years ago

Hello Dooooo man. If you are coming down the job situation is still very bad. By the way your comment about at your age you only have words left. Really?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I got one hell of a lot more than words left Sam but just looking at a gorgeous 30 years old is enough to get you labeled as a dirty old man. It sucks wind when you come right down to it. It's like being all dressed up and no place to go.

How in the hell did you find me here anyway. I don't know how but your on my Skype buddy board as well so sign me in, I use it all the time. I figure by now you really gotta be longing for my incredible electronic and scientific creativity.:-)

By the way, if you can follow instructions to the letter, I'll send you an electronic device that with out a doubt, would be the absolute

best, all time practicle joke ever pulled on The Robman and Andy. I set up the ground work with both of them a long time ago. Mumms da word.ya hea?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I talked to Tatjana today on her message board while she just happened to be on it. Previously, I asked her to answer some questions we still were wondering about. We also talked about politics and things so I'll just post her answers about what she's been doing etc.

Hi Craig, very, very sorry for delay in responding, I have been in a small chaos (nothing actually bad, just - chaotic) plus, I need to get switch on english language again, not so easy after almost 1 year communication exclusively on Croatian

So, let me start answering on your questions, step by step:

1. Plan connected with house on island, cannot be realized, my boyfriend and me quit that plan 1,5 year ago. (money is one of the main reasons, economical situation is here now 10 times complicated then when we started and it is getting worse, mainly because of robery of our polititians), so we continued to leave in rented flat.

2. Several months later, I decided for me is better to live on my own. So last summer I moved to another rented flat - together with my cat.

4. I did not change my family name...... but I just don`t want that when I write about politics, everyone knows my family name. So, this is pseudonim, lol, lol....Also I don`t plan to get married.

5. Goran? OMG....He is FB friend who leaves 200 km far from place where I live. We never met in person...but we have some other friends in common, and are members of same FB groups......

Last organized activity was finished 2 - 3 weaks ago...and was connected with EU referendum.

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I didn't ask what she was doing now but I will next time. I can't imagine her living in an apartment. As I told her, thats like caging up a young tiger.

She didin't seem very happy to me but that's hard to tell. Money is a problem now as a result of the government getting worse and that last year she's been doing nothing much more than trying to help her own people that are in pretty bad shape as far as I can tell.

This is just a though so far. What if we all got together say with the Helphub thing and made her our first project. We should easily be able to raise enough money to get her into someplace where she could have a garden, and do her outdoor Tatjana thing say for a year until she got back to normal. I mentioned the idea to her and she got back to me later and she was speechless about the thought alone. I think she's just now getting to understand how many people loved her when she was writing as a Hubber. There is tens of thousands or you guys out there that would be glad to help I bet.

Let me know what you think right away ok?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Here's how she responded when I brought up the idea and asked how much it costs her for the old place on the island:...

Wow, Craig, this is really big offer, I am really shocked...(on positive way, but still shocked) ...and I just don`t know what to say, honestly....I just stayed speechless...and have really no idea what to answer on that. I need to find answer within myself.

Thank you, hear from you soon.


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BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

My feeling is this -- she chose to do the political thing. While it was generous that she wanted to help her people, I for one, will not donate money for her to get out of an apartment. Too many people I know here in the United States WISH they had a place to live other than the streets or are one step from the streets. Too many children in this USA need donations of food so that they can eat over the weekend (3 Square provides thousands of bags of food every weekend to school children because of this problem). Too many children worldwide and their parents are in refugee camps because of natural and manmade disasters.

We are a worldwide group, however, count me out on this idea because she could have been making an income still. I think you should have waited for opinions before bringing it up to Tatjana. How do we even know the money would go to what we wanted it to go to vs. her political causes. There's a huge difference in helping her because she is a political prisoner or in medical need and a nicer place to live.

I will, however, let my friend know that the search is over and all is reasonable.

This is, of course, only my opinion. You may think it is cruel, but I am open to other possible projects.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Unfortunately I am inclined to agree with BakingBread on this one. I live in a small flat and am desperate for my Husband and I to have a place with our own garden as I love to grow things too, and right now have to rent land elsewhere to do so. We are saving hard to get a place of our own with a small garden, and apart from the fact we have no spare cash to donate, I would not expect other people to provide me with the funds to make my own dream come true. I think the world of Tatjana, and don't believe for a minute she would take advantage of anyone for her own gain, but if it comes to paying for someone to upgrade their living accommodation from acceptable to a higher standard, then it goes beyond being a necessity, and there are causes more needy where donations could be better spent.

Sorry.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya BB.....

I completely agree with you good buddy except I was thinking of the bigger picture when I suggested we help "T" get back on her feet and back to normal.

Most important is getting this new Hubhelp going with the backing of as many as possibe. That's no easy task if possible at all. Like everything else on the planet, every existing organization began with a vision in the mind of just one person and it was his/her job to convince others to jump on the bandwagon.

Once that happens, the sky is the limit. It was along these thoughts that I was hoping we could enlist hundreds or more Hubbers, which I'm sure we could, help Tatjana, and realize a huge operating organization at the same time almost overnight that without some sort of credible, magnetic attraction of the masses, may not ever come to fruition.

Think of all the kids we could feed with an organization backed by hundreds or even thousands of Hub members. That's the whole idea. Yet if we fail at organizing this new effort, we will be able as a huge collective of individuals, to do no good what so ever.

If the choice was between Tatjana, me, you or anyone else or a needy child, of course, the needy child would have to come first in all cases. I believe everyone on the planet is responcible for all children. We brought them into this world and it must be that we, the adults, be there for them and if we're not, like it's been, they will suffer and die like flies, like it's been since I've been around the last 150 years. There is nothing on the planet more important that I know of.

One on one help is absolutly great but unfortunalty, many more suffer and die than than there are one on one volunteers.Just one is way too many in my book.

So what can we do about that?

Enlist more volunteers, it's as simple as that.

How do we accomplish that daunting task?

Organization is the answer.Simple again.

What does it take to rally all the people and organize?

It takes a cause and a lot of marketing effort. But without a viable cause, all the marketing effort in the world won't help one bit.

You, I, and everyone else with a TV has been aware of the suffering in this world since day one. Some help a lot, but then most don't. I don't know why, out of sight, out of mind maybe, they just don't.

Here on Hubpages, Tatjana has a following of 1,427 that love her to death and that we can contact easily and convince them to help her (for a change) with what ever amount they can, in one short week. And believe me, Tatjana, although an adult, is a deserving and worthy recipient of any help we could give her which I know for a fact 99.9% of all her followers would agree with.

So!

Now we have something perfect we could rally the troops with. Something that could put thousands of Hubbers in the new organization almost over night.

Get the picture Kiddo? And beside, just supporting the effort will help a lot as well. There will be a lot of organizing to do whick doesn't cost any financial support at all.

Enter the starving children, the needy families, the lost children and moms, the childern that die every 17 seconds from malaria all the while I've been typing here trying to get enough Hubbers together to make a difference.

Looks like a win win deal to me, AND, you know Tatjana, her talents, knowledge, abilities and dedication. A person like that in the organization could do wonders. As you know, when she sets her mind to something, she gives it everything she has to give. Right this second she's working to better the lives of her own people. I suspect her boyfriend didn't share her dedication and that may have let to their breakup.

If you've got a better way to put a thousand plus Hubbers into our new Hubhelp organization almost overnight and help one of our own at the same time, I'd sure love to hear about it.

And don't think I haven't thought about you bakeing S-loads of special bread to ship out everywhere with our help...I have. LOL

Oh and as far as Tatjana misusing anything we would help her with, knowing her as I do, I really doubt that but still, just to keep things on the up and up, verificatons would be put in place if for no other reason than to see how our intervention has helped. We're human too, and to assist anyone with anything absolutly requires the giver to at least see and be aware of the result of their benevolence.

Seeya BB...Take care hea! Hmmmm, I can almost smell that home baked bread in my mailbox.......I'm at my sons house temporarily and the both of them are health nut cases. BROWN BREAD Uggghhh! What ever happened to seeded Jewish rye, Italian hard sandwitch loaf loaded with hard salami with mustard. Toasted garlic bread with some great spagetti sauce? Or a toasted white bread triple decker BLT. HELP I'm being slowly murdered.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Gees, you must REALLY like gardening to have to rent space elsewhere.

My intent is pretty well explained below I think but I will add one note. As a group, a coalition of friends and co-workers, what the hell is wrong with us helping out one of our own that may need a little shot in the arm from time to time. That's what friends do where I come from.

And if you look at the byline on our chat room header, you'll see the line "All for one, and one for all." Hey, corney or not. If it's good enough for the Knights Of The Round Table, it's good enough for me...

I know there isn't one of you that wouldn't help out a neighbot, a sister, a friend if there was a need. I got a flash for you guys "pulling from the Dooman's infamous lexican of knowledge and wisdom", we're ALL brothers and sisters on this planet and it's about time we realized that and started treating each other that way. We may not have much time left to change our primitive ways and beliefs.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I love gardening Craig, and I grow tonnes of vegetables every year, as well as winning trophies with them. Tatjana used to comment on my gardening articles quite often.

I agree there is absolutely nothing wrong with helping out someone who needs it, and I would do the same, the question you have to define is what qualifies as 'need', and I wouldn't really describe Tatjana as absolutely being in 'need' right now, and quite probably many of those who are her followers may be in more need. You simply can't help everyone or we would all be no better off because for every dollar we handed out, we would get one back.

I would add that whilst it often looks impressive when someone has well over 1000 followers, don't fall into the trap of thinking they all 'love' the person they follow. I have over 1400 followers, and I am pretty sure only about 30 or 40 of them actually do 'follow' me, or even care what I write or do. Huge amounts of followers only follow others in order to gain followers back (wrong I know). Many follow because they read one article they liked, it doesn't mean they will read everything you write. I think you might struggle to get even a quarter of Tatjana's followers to suddenly get involved in relocating her to a new house with a garden.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

To answer your questions...

I don't know how "in need" Tatjana may be at the moment, I will try to find out.

30 or 40% of YOUR followers? Get outta town. With a face like that, all you'd have to do is ask. Not that your don't write well but it sure helps to get your foot in the door.I'm a guy, believe me I know what I'm talking about.

The only reason I looked into Lilith Edens hubs while I was "hub hopping" one day was her very cute and devilish look. We're now co-authors of a book being printed as I speak and a scifi thriller movie in the works.

An age old marketing tactic states that if you contact 1000 people with your ad and you still need 60% more conversions, then you simply contact 1,100 more people. It works! How many Hubbers are there all together? Millions? We couldn't possibly fall short of our goal.

The absolute bottom line here is to get hundreds or more Hubbers in the new effort. THEN, and only then can we get on with doing the good we all want to do. I can't sit here and type letters at 30 WPM to individuals all day and night. I'm an old fart remember? The net results would be diddly. We need a recognizable cause to our Hubber friends that will put us on the map in one week flat. Got a better way to do that, I'm all ears....


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Hi Craig, I am politely going to bow out now, as I just can't see things the way you do. I have been in marketing and selling, and even then it was taught that for every thousand leads you put out, at best you expect three responses, out of which only one would convert to a sale!

If so many people are genuine followers of any one person, where are they now? I just don't see 1400 followers commenting here, and doubt I ever will, (lovely though it might be).

By the way, I was referring to literally 30 or 40 followers, not 30 or 40% of my 1400+ followers. Sorry, but this is the reality, otherwise Tatjana and I would be getting hundreds of comments per Hub, not just a few, or a few dozen!

People here are largely writing for a living, not to join charitable causes, good or bad.Personally I have charities I support, e.g. animal charities, be it through my letter writing or the occasional donation when I have spare funds (which is rare). I just can't see how your ideal scenario is going to happen when people will find causes they feel strongly about on their own.

Like I said before, I think a lot of Tatjana, but I just see so many causes around me that are more in need than she appears to be right now, and I am sure she is a survivor who will fight for what she wants/needs in her life without our help. In fact perhaps she should be recruited for the new cause, as opposed to being a recipient of it!

I wish her well, and I hope you are successful in your goals Craig :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

happy she is well, Craig. That's good news


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BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

If you want Tatjana's followers to be part of your organization of HubHelpers, then all she has to do is ask them to join, or put a link on every one of her publishings (which we could all do) to the HubHelp group. This doesn't mean we need to give her money to do it.

If you plan to set up a trust fund that we can donate to, with a list of causes we all think are worthy (we can set up a poll and vote on it and put them in order of votes, and 90% of monies collected in a set amount of time -- maybe two weeks -- go to that cause. It gets crossed off or put to the bottom and the next two weeks 90% of money goes to the 2nd cause. It gets crossed off/put to the bottom and on to the 3rd cause. Won't matter what country the cause is in and there would be room to insert a cause in case of a disaster happening somewhere.

The 10% withheld would be to cover the administration/legal/taxation or whatever costs.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiys Jillybeans...

Methinks I didn't state my case clearly, I wasn't hoping to pay Tatjana for anything or use money to lure her back into the fold. As a friend, as I would with any of you that were in need, I thought perhaps we could all get together and help her out. I don't care if it would be money or tomato soup, help is help and we all need help from time to time.That's all...

Your trust fund paragraph sound like a workable system and although most worthy causes would cost money, there are many things we could do that would be similar to what we did with Tatjana. Help to find missing children for instance. You sound like your good at handling money and know enough to organize that end. Your hired! LOL

Really! You can be the finance officerette if it's OK with the others.

One suggestion though, some causes may take longer than two weeks or not ever end like searching for a lost child. You got a Paypal account, I'll send you fifty bucks right now to get things started.

By the way, how much homemade bread, if you could make a profit, could you turn out in a week in your present location and how long does it last so the consummer could get it fresh? Everyone has a need for bread, that could be a damn big market and money maker.


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BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

I am not willing to be the Officerette of the Money. I only get 4 hours of sleep now and just don't have the time. Furthermore, since I am not licensed to do commercial baking, I do not have the insurance. This is my future career once my house here in Las Vegas is sold and I've gotten my house in Eugene, OR.

I work full time and am a Single Mom of an Adopted Child. There is nobody else that helps me and there is none of me left to spare at this time. I'm lucky I get to do something for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth every few months.

Please do not volunteer or hire me! But I thank you immensely for the confidence you show in me.

You are retired. Why don't you do it?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Jillybeans (love it)

Grrrrr, retired? what are those?

We need someone a little younger than me and a lot more into finance than me to handle the money side in the event we get this thing started as I suspect it would grow exponentially. I mean, I may not even wake up tomorrow, who knows?

You better figure a way to get more than four hous a sleep a day. Your looking at big time trouble if you don't. Listen to Tatjana, "Sleep Is Everything". She knows what she's talking about.Look at it this way, if you don't take care of yourself, who's going to take care of your daughter? Mother Nature and our so called merciful gods don't give a rats ass who they take out or when. It's all up to you kiddo.

Ok, well It doesn't look like your going to drop off the planet so you'll be around to see what haopens. Right at the moment it doesn't even look like we're going to even get to first base but we'll see. Things have a way of turning around overnight. There has been close to 850 people at this hub, that has to mean something.

And if could swing 15 bucks a week for your Vegas pad, consider it sold. I could do with a couple years of hob-knobbing with all those show girls out there. LOL


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, I have been catching up with the comments, and your idea comes from a good place in your heart. I know that some of us, cannot join because of time and the commitment it takes to get into a project like this, however there may others that we have not met, who may have the time and commitment to get involved.

One suggestion, I have, is why not form your own foundation, by yourself? It's a start. The 16 year old daughter of one of my favorite waitresses, opened her own foundation last year to collect money during the holidays to buy presents for poor families in our town. She collected over $2,000 this past Christmas and gave gifts to 8 families, plus turkeys and canned goods so they could also enjoy a meal. She was profiled in the local paper. This young girl is an inspiration!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I knew you'd be lurking about somewhere out there in the shadows. LOL

You know raising money for various causes here on the net would be a piece of cake campaired to communicating and getting people together with the same mindset. I knew I should have made this thing MEN ONLY. LOL

Nah! No fun that way.

I don't know Marie but I can see your reading me like a book again. To tell you the truth I'm a little miffed at this whole Tatjana thing.I did and tried to do all I could for her along with many others that were truly concerned about an old friend and all this time we hardly got a lousy note from her. I don't know but I've had it. The least she could do is communicate on a semi-regular basis.

I thought of just starting the thing myself but again, I was impressed the way lots of you guys pitched in to help find Tatjana.

Why do something half-assed were my thoughts.More bang for the buck I suppose.

I'm thinking about it Marie. I might just do what you suggest...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

When I asked the waitress how did her daughter know how to go about opening a foundation, she said her girl went online and did research, and filled the paperwork. Last year she collected around $200 plus (if my memory is correct) for gifts and a meal for 3 families, and she was profiled in the local paper then. That publicity, I assume, helped her to collect more money this year.

I guess you expected more and at some level can understand, but I am okay with Tatjana's response as she did respond to your questions and sent me a little note. I suspect, emailing on a regular basis right now is not the right use of her time and energy. Perhaps, wanting to know "more" is now intrusive. I am at peace and just glad she is fine. :)

BTW, the priest emailed me two days ago, and told me he hasn't been in touch with her for months as she used to work in his church in Zagreb (sp?) and would try to find out where she is. I emailed and told him, we communicated with her and she is fine. So, he is then a priest just like I thought. What confused me, is he wears regular clothes in some pictures.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

I believe this hub has served it purpose so I'll be shutting it down shortly. Tatjana seems to be alright and that's why we set this up in the first place.

There's been 837 views here and that's pretty amazing.

I've met a lot of really great people on this hub and there is no doubt in my mind we did the right thing looking for and careing for one of our own.

Thank you all for your concern and dedication...

Dooahhh...


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

I have a suggestion. The idea of using our collective talents is a great one. "HubHelpers" - I LOVE IT! My thoughts here: We do not have to help people with money to even start this. I think we would be jumping into alot of red tape. Why not use "HubHelpers" to do good by using social networking to work on one cause at a time? Could you imagine the collective awesomeness of this? Writers here may not have "time" or "money" to put too much into a full fledged program, but I think you could certainly get people on board to write about causes, someone needing help - and then having us make it go viral. This could put us on the map - and start a new wave of "do-gooders" using our talents and the power of the Internet.

Look at the recent news - like that guy that got a lifesaving transplant because he used social networking to get the word out. This could be HUGE. Really HUGE.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Glad to have met some very nice people and that all is well.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Dorsi's suggestion is fantastic!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Looks like ol T's snowed in. Here is the lastest message:

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Tatjana Vu?ica 5:22pm Feb 10

Hi Craig - we are here for days in the middle of the snow, ice, and/or strong wind winter story that is lasting for days (what never happened for so long in this mediteranean area.) How the whole Europe looks like, in this moment you can see on Google earth.

Due to that, we have sometimes problems with connecting to the internet /or, and (thanks god very rarely) - electricity, and all other winter "pleasures" of life....

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The whole idea was to use the power of many to go viral as you put it. I was just never much for walking before running but what the hell I'm game....or Doo, Hmmmm, Craig! yeah that it's. I think I'm loosin it!

So lets hear some suggestions. I'll keep the chat room open for now. It's a lot faster to talk there if we need too.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good grief, two more......

Tatjana Vu?ica 5:56pm Feb 10

.......mediteranean area is just not prepared for such weather and change in climate, (that creates many problems because houses are built for old climate, not for this change, many pople have big problems with inadequate heating , frozen pipes etc, etc....) and people (including me) are focused (more or less) on just one thing - we just want that everything is finally over (hopefully will be in 3 days, as meteorologists say)...so we can continue to live on more normal way again...what we wait paitently, with adequate sense of humor.

So please, be so kind to apologize me if I am not able to react quickly enough. :)

Please give me time for few days, to join the chat - till this crazy weather will be finally over....would you?

Love and regards to you and to all....

Tatjana Vu?ica 6:00pm Feb 10

P.S . what is in continental area normal in winter, here is - like disaster. Even our government gave suggestion to the people in this area to stay and home and do not go out for the next few days (lol) - this can give you the clue how we are not unprepared for snow, ice, to low temperatures and strong wing on such low temperatures....:)


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

She's running out of P.P.S's....

Tatjana Vu?ica 8:14pm Feb 10

PPS: Anyhow - the whole Europe is already for 9 days hit by extremely low temperatures (in many areas much lower then usual)....big amounts of snow, strong freezing cold winds ...it is not very fun for many people....and each area has its own problems because of this extreme cold weather and only rare ones now can enjoy this situation...


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Above with the pictures is one of a light house and lamp posts Tatjana sent close to where she lives. That's a lot of ice...


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Tatjana-Mihaela 4 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Hehe Craig, I must admit, while reading your Hub, you are not very good dedective :) Our government (ex one now, but new is not any better) don`t throw people in jail because of expressing freedom of speach. At least they don`t do it for now.

Anyhow I am very alive, but honestly very ecxhausted, (too much stress ). I am also very, very sad, because my country is experiencing now pure colonisation, and if this process continues as it is now, in the following decades here will be left from my people only polititians and birocracy. But as I see, it is now too much pain and chaos on this world almost everywhere.

As long as I am in this specifical type of mood, I just cannot discuss it, till I don`t find some positive solution in my own mind.

I hope I will publish a Hub very soon, and thank you all for your concern, but there was no need for panic, really.

A lots of love to you all.


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Tatjana? Hmmmmmmmm. The name rings a bell but! Hmmmmmmm OH YEAH! No way! It can't be. Nah! Never happen! Well I'll be go to hell! IT IS YOU, IT MUST BE, No one else has that cute little accent that I know.

(I'm standing up now with my arms raised on high looking at the heavens) "SHE'S ALIVE! SHE'S ALIVE! THANK YOU LORD, THANK YOU! YOU CAN TAKE ME NOW, I'M READY. THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR ME HERE, TATJANA'S HOME AT LAST"......

"WHO?"....

"TATJANA YOU DUMMY. REMEMBER THAT CROATIAN CHICK WE ALL THOUGHT WAS IN JAIL OR YOU HAD TAKEN BEFORE HER TIME?"

"OH YEAH, NOW I REMEMBER, THE ONE WITH THE CHUBBY LEGS. SHE'S BACK HOME HUH?......

"YUP"...

WELL HALILUJ.....HALIJULIA.....DAMNIT! HEY "J" MAN, HOW THE HELL DO YOU SPELL HALLIJU....YOU KNOW"...

"GEES POP, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LEARN? IT'S H-A-L-L-E-L-U-J-A-H"...

"THANKS SON, AND DON'T CALL ME POP!

Welcome home Tatjana, been a very long time.

I'm sure there's a couple thousand people here that would welcome you home as well...

Not very good detectives huh? You try finding a missing person in a foriegn country with nothing to go on and you can't even speak the language. It took a while but we got ya...

And one little warning again from someone that's been around the block more than a few times.

You described your current government as Mafia type dictators. If that is true and you happen to gain some ground with your quest for reform, Don't think for one second if you get in their face, they won't resort to playing hardball. They'll shut you off like a switch, or at least try. It's happened in every country in the world tens of thousands of times and believe me, we'd all hate to have to start looking for you again.

The next time you decide to take off to parts unknown, TELL SOMEONE WILL YA?

Glad to have you back Kiddo....

Seeya...

Doo...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I am glad you are well Tatjana - even if stressed for now. Hugs and love to you. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hey Craig, How are you? What have you been up to?


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Lady....Miss you guys...

Been mostly working my young butt off. Just finishing up the interior of a room in the house we gutted and the interior of a garage. Writing the scifi book inbetween and putting together a local rock and roll band. One can do a lot when they're not chasing after crazy Croats...

Gotta get back to rock and roll. The great times I had when I was a kid couldn't be bought with a billion dollars. The equipment is getting expencive these days though. Just got a new Fender Strat w/stand, a Yamaha 66 key keybord, a wah peddle, two pro mic stands and two wireless mics, a Fender guitar amp, a set of electronic drums, and I'm waiting for an 8 track digital recorder anyday now that makes recording and mixing tracks or different instruments not only easy but super professional. No tapes or doing sound on sound like the old days.

So I'm busted for the next six or seven years, so what!

Looks like Tatjana is back in the fold. Sounds like her efforts are winding down a bit but knowing her, she'll never quit which is good. If you quit...you loose...

Let me know what business you guys got going, I may be able to help a lot. I'll explain later.

Nice talking at ya again, I feel like we've known each other for years...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hola Craig, My goodness you do have a super busy life, but, in a good way. Being involved in music and being creative is a fun focus. Phil and I sell the products online to do the Master cleanse or lemonade diet as it's also know (it's a weight loss and/or detox program) which was founded by the late naturopath, Stanley Burroughs. The master cleanse has stood the test of time, as it's been going for 70 years, so it works! I don't know how you can help, but any ideas are welcome. :) The link to our site is in my profile.

I got the proof from Amazon for my book, "Beyond Inspiration" Whoo hoo! The cover is beautiful as well as the design, and I accomplished what I wanted: which was to create a spiritual, companion book for daily inspiration for all paths. Have to give it the okay, and then it gets published. My next book will be a children's story which was almost accepted by Hampton Roads about 12 years ago. Have to find the manuscript.

Nice jabbering with you too!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hiya Lady...

I looked on your profile and didn't see a link to you site anywhere. Vas is los?

I wasn't aware that Amazon was a publisher. Is it self published or did they buy it from you?

Authorhouse (my publisher) has a pretty extensive book learning center only open to members. If you want, I'll give you the address and entry code. Lots of great info there.

I read your hub about the hearing problems. The one you show your highschool pic. Wow! pretty girl. And your soulmate looks like a really cool dude too...

I'm about to embark on a major marketing effort for Treasure In Your Backyard and many of the pages and techniques could incorporate your site or introduce you to huge targeted traffic methods and traffic is what it's all about. Lemme know...


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Craig, Read your comments in my latest hub which I unpublished. I had responded that I know the power of the subconcious mind, natural health and currently working with this! Thanks for your offer to help, your big heart, but will stick with I am doing as I already managed in getting some hearing back. Yes! :)

I may be leaving Hubpages in the sense that I will unpublish most of my hubs and use my articles in my website that promotes my book. Times change and connections dwindle. I hardly get readers now and it's okay, things do come to an end. Will most likely leave my account open so I can read my friend's hubs but not sure yet.

Have a great Easter Holiday!


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Craig Suits 4 years ago from Florida Author

Things only come to an end if you let them. As for me, it would be a very sad day to loose you on the net. Your a very special human being!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hi Craig, stopping by to say "helloooOoOoo!" How have you been? Nothing much to report on my end, but sometimes "no news, is good news. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hey, I left a note and you haven't approved it yet. Hope all is well on your end my friend. Anyway, take care. :)


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Today I stumbled onto two of Tatjana-Mihaela's posts and left a comment, not knowing that she had been missing for a few years. I have read your post and the comments, and it does feel that she is not with us anymore in the flesh. The idea that she might have been arrested and is locked up is to horrible to contemplate. I will do an meditation on her and wait if I get any kind of intuitive comeback. I'm truly impressed by the love and support one missing hub member has received from her followers. Thanks for your post.

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