Heartbreaking poems reveal pain of children with parents in prison…


Date: April 28, 2019

01) Heartbreaking poems reveal pain of children with parents in prison

“A heartbreaking set of published poems reveal the strain on children of having a parent behind bars.

The collection titled ‘Seen & Heard’, comprises 100 poems and a series of drawings, created by children and parents from across the UK and beyond whose lives have been impacted by imprisonment.

Contributing “poets” include a 13-year-old boy with both parents in jail, a 5-year-old girl who “misses her mum”, and “children” who have since grown up but remain profoundly affected by losing a parent to a cell.

There is minimal data about children affected by parental imprisonment and these vulnerable young people are paid too little attention. Their voices are so often muted, missing or silenced,” the book’s editor Lucy Baldwin told The Standard.

“I realised it was time to hear the raw voices of the children and parents whose lives are being torn apart.”

An estimated 312,000 children are affected by imprisonment annually, 17,000 of whom are separated from their mothers, often for sentences of less than six months.

Only five per cent of children remain in their own home, with many displaced to be cared for by local authorities.

“When parents are sentenced, so are the children,” said Ms Baldwin.”

You must read this.

Dr. Doll-love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Doll…


Date: April 28, 2019

01) Dr. Doll-love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Doll.

“Small Doll Voices: The truth behind small dolls and the people who love them…

…The world is not kind to minor-attracted persons. We are not only feared but universally and adamantly loathed… and we know it. Our jobs, families, lives, reputations, and freedom can all be taken from us by simply admitting to our attractions. With literally our whole lives depending on keeping it a secret, our sexuality is not something that we can identify with. Knowing that nearly everyone in your life would abandon you if they were to ever truly know you is an isolating experience.”

Republican Caught Talking About Attacking Protestors…


Date: April 28, 2019

01) Republican Caught Talking About Attacking Protestors


“A Republican politician was caught helping to plan attacks on left-wing groups.

A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.

State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases – Shea’s was “Verum Bellator”, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts.

Citation:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/20/matt-shea-rightwing-messages-chat-records

BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer (HD)…


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Date: April 28, 2019

01) BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer (HD)


“Synopsis: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

Cast:
Elizabeth Banks
David Denman
Jackson A. Dunn
Matt Jones
and Meredith Hagner
Directed by: David Yarovesky

Written by: Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn

Produced by:
James Gunn
Kenneth Huang
Executive Producers: Mark Gunn
Brian Gunn
Dan Clifton
Simon Hatt
Nic Crawley”


BRIGHTBURN – Official Trailer #2:


BRIGHTBURN Trailer #3 NEW (2019) James Gunn Superhero Horror Movie HD:

This is a must see, for me.

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Appeals Court Reinforces Discrimination Against Atheists…


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Date: April 27, 2019

01) Appeals Court Reinforces Discrimination Against Atheists


“FFRF Co-President Dan Barker discusses how the U.S. House chaplain can continue barring atheists from delivering invocations. He also explains why this sends a message to freethinkers across the country that they are political outsiders. Learn more about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at ffrf.org.”

Maybe Dan should get ordained by the Universal Life Church?

I did this in 2012.

I’m a secular humanist chaplain!

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The state of civility in the modern world…


Date: April 27, 2019

01) The state of civility in the modern world

“Social graces and good manners have been in decline in our modern society. They have been rejected as being harmful traditional construct and a problematic stance against progress and modernity. Feminist theory will even pile on to call it oppressive for people, especially women, to conduct themselves properly. Combined, this gave rise to a modern society where insulting people has been normalized and being poorly behaved became brave actions of rebellions against a traditionally patriarchal and oppressive system…

…Feminism has created a generation of poorly socialized people who’d rather tell you off than speak of your merits. You can observe this in people who’ll complaint about how they are often surrounded by toxic people who make their life worst. One need only to ride the rivers of social media to witness the worst behaviours offered by people.

Traditions exists because they serve us. Off course, blindly following them without ever questioning them or assessing their validity is no better then rejecting them altogether. Balance is needed. We need our social observers and our creative type to get along so they can put forth better ways of doing things.”



Applause