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  • I’m pretty excited about interviewing Mary Trump for next Fire Drill Friday. We had a preliminary “talk” yesterday and she’s way smart and interesting…as is her book. One of the things I like about her […]

    • I adore you Jane, but sometimes hate has simply got to stick. I loathed my father and even though he’s been dead many years, my feelings have never wavered. And yes, my grandfather probably did a number on him, but that didn’t give Dad permission to treat me the way he did.

      Besides, I don’t care very much what made Trump Trump. It’s everyone else that supports him.

      Again, I adore you. 💜

    • I am so excited for this interview!☺️

    • Since the election I have felt angry , fearful and anxious. I never knew that an election could do this to me. For me it’s not only about Trump but witnessing over the last 4 years that we have people in this country who stand behind him and support the racism, narcissism and cruelty he represents. What does this say about America? I have been born and raised in East Berlin. I saw the wall come down. With a history like Germany we were brought up to never love your country blindly because that leads to nationalism. When I met my husband and moved to the US I admired how open everyone was, but I was always asked how Germans could have supported the rise of Hitler. Even for me the last four years have shown me how easy it is to turn a country and I now know that if Trump stays another four years the America that the rest of the world admired will be no more.

    • Hola Jane, me alegra saber que tu próxima semana será muy intensa, se nota que estás ilusionada. Respecto a vuestro presidente, yo todavía no puedo creer que ganó las elecciones. Tienes razón al decir que odiarle no sirve para nada,supongo que está enfermo y es peligroso como otros presidentes de distintos países.
      Me gustaría ver alguna foto de esa sesión que te han hecho.
      Ahh y a tu ardilla mucha paciencia la verás, estos pequeños detalles nos alegran la vida, yo también disfruto con la naturaleza.Un abrazo.

    • Thank you for this. Before retiring, I was a therapist and specialized in substance abuse and trauma. Trauma often results in behaviors that we as a society abhor. The trauma begets more trauma. With these people I was always compassionate (no matter what bad they had done) because it knew where it started, and if healed, the negative behaviors would hopefully stop. With out president, I have lost any compassion and have felt such anger and I carry it around with me like you mentioned in your blog. Thank you for reminding me that resentment only hurts the person that carries it around. It doesn’t do anything to the person who one is resentful at. Thank you for reminding me to to hold him accountable for his actions, but view him with compassion (that will take a lot of work) for my own sake. Walking round in a rage at what is going on, is not helping me to be a better neighbor, friend, lover. It’s just making me anxious and shutting me down. I so respect your wisdom. You walk that walk. Thank you.

    • Hi Jane,
      I would love to read this book, as well as all the others you have indicated here. I am finishing my training in psychoanalysis, I am reading and studying a lot. The human being enchants me for its predictable and unpredictable mysteries. I don’t think he has sublimated much of his trauma. And yes, these are the people who really need our compassion. They are in the dark and, in a way, it is a cry for help transformed into false power. Anyway, I wish you could get him out of power so that we can change this egregore on the planet and make it easier for us to get our president out of here.
      I’m here in defense of indigenous peoples and the Amazon. This is one of my struggles. I watched FDF with Tica and Alice.
      How beautiful your squirrel. You reminded me of when I was a child that I put pieces of fruit on the wall of my house for birds to come and get them. I thought that if they didn’t take it, an angel would take it to people who didn’t have it. Did you name it? Maybe Lily? Ohhh, why are we in the habit of naming everything? Is it a form of approximation, of possessing?
      LOVE

    • Jane, I suddenly reading your story I realized how privileged I am and sometimes I do not value it, you are happy for a squirrel and in my garden have many of them, different types of iguanas y garrobos, all kinds of birds and even a lizard that visits me every day from a very young age, thank you, you made me appreciate all this and when I return I will see everything differently, I promise.

    • Jane💕
      I’m writing to you in complete gratitude and admiration over the remarkable legacy you continue to live out today. Turned 19 today and I absolutely can’t wait to age beautifully & successfully just as you have. I was sent home from film school in the U.S due to this pandemic, and my passion for film has somewhat leveled down. Although seeing your work increased my love for film, it left me the impression of what a hard-working woman achieves in life. Totally stoked about these blogs and can’t wait to see this interview. Lots of love from Indonesia!

    • Jane,
      My bff has read the book so I am saving
      my money for another which is yours. I have followed your FDF’s since October and I must admit my head was in the sand about climate crisis, so thank you. I have a feeding station for the birds and whatever wildlife trips over from the nearby golf course. Grandpa bunny (big as your cute dog), psycho squirrels trying to bust the squirrel proof feeders, and chipmunks who climb the pole to get seed and nuts out of a tray. Getting my kicks too! G/F keeps me in a happy place, again thank you. Thanks for keeping us informed about your up coming projects. Will catch you on Andy’s show. Be safe snd God Bless.

      Jamie (Mason, OH)

    • Can’t wait! She should be very interesting! See you Friday!

      Stay safe!
      Elaine Rawls

    • It is great to hear from you, Jane. You seem to read a lot. Do you prefer books in paper or electronic versions? Do you still present those you like to your friends?

      It’s true that many things in us come from our childhood and effect our lives in so many ways. When the election campaign started in US, I was watching interviews and debates with both Trump and Clinton and I also read and watched interviews of Melania Trump. What are your thoughts about her? Do you have any sympathy for her? She seems to be a very sad person. And the same sadness is in the eyes of her son.

      Great that many things are happening to you and around you these days. You have such an interesting life. Take care and please stay safe.

      • Maybe it’s my age, Karine, but I read books. I like the paper and I mark up my books a lot.

    • Hi Jane,

      Thanks for another great blog post!

      Squirrels are so beautiful – I live by a Red Squirrel Reserve and nothing comes close to the pure joy of one taking food from your hand. I hope you see yours on the wall soon!

      The next Fire Drill Friday sounds interesting – definitely not one to be missed. I’ve been carrying hate around since my childhood and though the toxicity is overwhelming, I think it’s played a part in shaping me to be the compassionate person I am today. Shame the same can’t be said about Trump!

      Very much looking forward to your ‘Virtual Town Hall’ event with Andy Cohen tomorrow!

      Laura. xx

    • Hi Jane,
      As someone who does not live in the US I am always in wonder as to how your country has not just fallen to pieces with a man like him running it. Do you have any hope that if he does get elected next term (touch wood he doesnt) that there will be any chance of change in his behaviour or do you think it will cause irriversible damage specifically when it comes to climate change?
      Robyn x

      • Robyn, if he’s re-elected it will be the end of our democracy and we will be unable to do what the scientists are telling us we must do to avoid going over the climate cliff: cut fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030.In other words, it will be a catastophe that we won’t come back from

        • Jane, it’s scary to think about right? Hopefully if enough countries pull their weight and cut their emissions and work hard towards a greener future we can make a difference. I am currently a vegetarian and listening to you speak about methane emissions a week or so back on FDF has made me confident by cutting back on my meat produce I am making a difference even if it is minuscule, it is something.
          Stay Safe,
          Robyn x

    • Jane,
      This is making me consider to read Mary Trumps book. It actually seems like a quite interesting and insightful read.
      Also, I’m so excited to hear more about your new book. I have been trying to pre-order it but it’s not available in Germany yet, I think. I’m sure it’ll be possible to pre-order soon enough though.
      And by the way, the squirrel sorry made me smile, they are adorable!
      Charlotte x

    • Hi Jane, will your show with Andy Cohen be broadcast on Monday, 8/10? I don’t see you listed in the lineup. Good luck with your squirrel. She’ll come around. And thanks for every single thing you do to better our country and the world. I strive to be like you!
      Judy

    • I read Mary Trumps book and it very good and certainly explains a lot, not that its a surprise considering the way Trump is.

    • Dear Jane,
      I have turned 18 this April and I asked to be given your book “My Life So Far” as a present for the occasion. HOnestly, I couldn’t wait to devour it. I cannot explain its impact on me, how revealing and eye-opening it was. I wholeheartedly thank you, you’ve saved me. This blog post reminded me of the section of the book about the Vietnam war where you described President Nixon’s need of showing himself as a “true man”, of continuing the war because it would otherwise resonate as unmanly. I see a lot of that not only in President Trump, but also in the men around me, even my classmates. There should be more discussion about this. Thank you again for writing about such important issues, don’t stop!
      You are such an inspiration.
      Have a great day, greetings from Milan!

    • Hi Jane,

      I agree, everyone is connected as one, so in hating we hate ourselves. Only love can conquer hate. Our united love will vote him out. Keep up the great work! Thanks! Kristy

    • As a Trump supporter, I come with deep respect and an open mind. I am eager to hear everyone’s opinions. From all sides.

      Poltical views a side, we all can learn from each other, in some form or another. That’s truly the beauty of our country! A melting pot of diversity and spreading more knowledge! Nothing but love and light,to all!

    • Hi Jane, I loved the part that you talk about the squirrel that is showing up at your house. have you ever had pets other than your puppy? or some animal in childhood that helped you to overcome difficult times? kisses, you are an amazing person.

    • Paper books are my favorite also. Nothing better than the feeling of pages between fingers 🙂 You said nothing about Melania. My guess is you don’t want to comment. Have a great start of the week, Jane!

    • Hi, Jane. Glad to read your perspective on the President. I agree, he acts more a victim of trauma. Stuck, unable to change, shedding the poison everywhere but never able to be free. I also feel empathy & work hard to focus on the policy issues. And the political side, the question of why he thinks acting like he does helps his personal goals.

      Meanwhile, love your work, love you, carry on!

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    • Hi Jane,

      You likely don’t remember, however we briefly met when you were filming On Golden Pond. My folks have a camp a few doors down from where the movie was filmed. It is still one of my favorite movies!

      I am writing you for two reasons. First, to say you have once again inspired me with your amazing efforts to help others and give back. In fact, I believe your fire drill Fridays initiative is the most important thing you have undertaken so far. THANK YOU!

      Second, I see you are going to be doing a show in the Boston area next week. This is my neck of the woods and I would love the opportunity to talk with you while you are here. I have an idea for your next initiative that is not only creative but also has a very positive focus and even a wee bit humor. Just enough to breakdown barriers in order to encourage people to listen and then commit to taking “EcoAction”. To learn more please visit http://www.ecoenlighten.org.

      Thank you again for all you do, and I very much hope we are able to talk when you are in the area.

      Cheers,
      -Jeff Ackley
      Executive Director
      EcoEnlightened Charitable Organization

    • Hello Jane, I hope you are fine !? I wish you a nice 2nd Advent and another good time in Washington! They are really adorable! Greetings Barbara ♥ ️

    • Hello Jane, I wished you HNY in reply to your blog and in my reply stated that I hoped 2019 would bring rain as we were (we thought at the time) in severe drought. Well almost 12 months later we have been blessed with little rain. Last year we received 13 inches and this year to date, 6 inches. We live in a rich cattle country and yet our rainfall is less than a desert. We continue feeding our cattle (we are lucky we still have water) and have spent in excess of $1.5m on feed. Coupling with this is the mega bush fires around us. Northern NSW, Australia is literally dry and on fire. I agree we need dramatic change. My family are strong and we support one another and are determined to get through the drought. I am proud to tell everyone of you- the cheeky, strong and feisty ‘ol American chick- and what you are achieving. If you have plans in Australia I would love to support you and be part of it.

    • Hi Jane, I’m inspired by your true commitment to make a difference for Climate change. As a sculptor I’ve created a series of Climate Change Sculptures that i am searching opportunity to place in the greater Public Realm to communicate + remind communities of our most pressing priority, the need to take immediate action now to save our fragile planet – http://bit.ly/EnviroSculpture

    • You are kinda naive, aren’t you? I am too, I suppose for thinking that trip to North Vietnam was anything other than a propaganda stunt. Well, it saved my life and many others and anyone who can’t figure that out is just an idiot and we have an entire country just full of idiots. Myself included, I suppose. It’s kinda unavoidable, after all, we are all public school educated. Idiots educating idiots. Kisses.

    • Hi Jane. Something you should know. Our Federal Reserve has financed both sides of every war since it’s founding in 1913. Especially, the war that was meant to never end. Vietnam. The real purpose of the Vietnam war was to continue the financing of our national war machine. We had to do something with all of those surplus bombs left over from WW II. Else, the financing of our war machine would have stopped. So, we picked on a country that was well established in the art of war (Vietnam). It was a death trap for our soldiers, because every battle that was ever fought by our soldiers in Vietnam had been fought over and over and over again. The Vietnam soldiers would show up for the battles that they were assured to win from experience with other armies like France and Greece and stayed at home for those that they were destined to lose. By going to Vietnam you saved countless of our children’s lifes. We’ve all been brainwashed for over 63 generations by the very same people who have started every war since the founding of the Illuminati in 1776. Anything about that date that sounds familiar? You’ve literally been brainwashed by our phony history to switch sides. The winners of every war write the history books and the only winners of any of the USA’s wars have been our Illuminati owned Federal Reserve.

    • To make a difference in this world I believe we need two things:

      1. Strong, powerful individuals who dare to speak up and put their face, heart and entire soul on stake and

      2. Business, who are built on a strong Code of Ethics.

      You Jane are the first one and we are the second one.

      Please get in touch if you want to hear more and let’s work together for the sake of healthier Planet Earth.

    • .. Well, just in case you read this Jane, I was the one with the black Abraham Lincoln hat on. And I sat down right next to you At the Capitol building Rotunda. And boy howdy I sure was thrilled. More importantly message received And I thank you again for all that you’re doing. Xo

    • I was in Washington DC on November 15th at Jane’s Fire Drill Friday’s. Three weeks before that, I heard for the first time Greta Thunberg’s third speech to the United Nations. Then, that very same day, I heard what Jane Fonda was putting together (Fire Drill Friday’s) after she heard Greta Thunberg Speech at the United Nations as well. I was appalled and shocked. And it was at that moment that I was on the same page of the information in regards to climate change. I couldn’t just stand by and do nothing. And that was what catapulted me to go to Washington DC and protest. I came back with information and steam to move forward and multiply it. And after a few personal setbacks, it’s taken me this long to get to Jane’s web page and really make a difference and be a participant of the climate change movement. I had the very good luck and honor to walk right next to Jane and help hold up the protest sign. And at an appropriate moment, I put my hand on her hand, and I said, Jane Thank you for doing what you’re doing. And she turn to me with those beautiful blue eyes and said very kindly and heartfelt to me,thank you for coming.( a few minutes before that, she turned to me and corrected me in the “chant” .. “What do we want, A Green New Deal!” I was screaming, like everyone else but right in her ear, “A New Green Deal!” I said, oh, I’m sorry! And she said “that’s okay. I’m glad you’re here.” Xoxo

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    • The act of putting ALL of the New World Order elite into check, in JANE FONDA’S hands as the Pleiadian character SATIA, in my new film, where SATIA, also puts BETTE MIDLER as the demon LILTH into check also. I have just uploaded BETTE MIDLER, and myself dancing together in her movie: ”FOR THE BOYS”. What a joy to see JANE FONDA & BETTE MIDLER as adversaries in a space craft movie, where the NWO ILLUMINATI, which the character LILTH supports, take off running for the hills once they are completely defeated by the GALACTIC FEDERATION, where CHRIST’S daughter SA RA, & SATIA coordinated moves against those Reptilian humanoids in a space ship Dog Fight.

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    • I am an old friend of Jane Fonda’s sent for by her to come onto the movie set of KLUTE, and taken by Ann Roth to meet with Jane. We spoke by telephone everyday after, and we road in a limo to the Waldorf Astoria, where her father Henry placed us at the head of the table with him. Now I am wanting Jane to play the role of the Pleiadian Goddess SATIA, in my movie “COSMIC GANGSTA VS THE REPTILIANS” and command her space craft along with CHRIST’S daughter SA RA, in the Dog Fights against the bad guy Reptilians from Alpha Draconus. It makes “STAR WARS” look like children nonsense, as we time leap through time lines, condense the Sun Rays to manifest anything desired, walk through walls and do things MULTIDIMENSIONAL GODS & GODDESSES can do.

    • We are aiming at Jerry Bruckheimer as the Director on this project, Wesley Snipes as ANUBIS, Bette Midler as the demon Anunnaki, LILTH, Rosiario Dawson as BERNICE working in AREA 51 UNDERGROUND US Base with ORION ALIENS,

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    • Jane, congratulations on the award! (6 years post the event, but still :)) is there a place where one can watch the full ceremony? I was able to find several videos on YouTube, but full version is not available. Tried to search internet – no luck(((

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