Monday, March 31, 2014

Global Warming - Believe or Not?

Today's news:  Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says   "If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday."

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. -- From The Great Law of The Iroquois Confederacy

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.
Natural Disasters in US - March 2014:

Prayers offered for Washington state mudslide victims as toll climbs
Experts ID fault that could unleash ‘earthquake from hell’ on L.A.
Relentless rain floods roads, opens sinkholes, ties up traffic
Sinkhole large enough to swallow FIVE BUSES opens up beneath busy Detroit street
Weather Service Confirms Tornado In 2 NC Towns
Drought Conditions Intensify Wildfire Fears; Cal Fire Adds Staff Early
Cleanup continues after EF-0 tornado hits Lake Nona, FL community

American Indian Commandments

Sacred Instructions Given By The Creator To Native People At The Time Of Creation
Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
Remain close to the Great Spirit.
Show great respect for your fellow beings.
Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Do what you know to be right.
Look after the well being of mind and body.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
Be truthful and honest at all times.
Take full responsibility for your actions.
Treat the earth and all of her aspects as your mother. Show deep respect for the mineral world, the plant world, and the animal world. Do nothing to pollute our Mother, rise up with wisdom to defend her.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that issued the 32-volume, 2,610-page report. Climate change will worsen problems that society already has, such as poverty, sickness, violence and refugees, according to the report. And on the other end, it will act as a brake slowing down the benefits of a modernizing society, such as regular economic growth and more efficient crop production, it says.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Child Slavery and Trafficking in US

Recently there was a posting regarding the Popularity of Animal Brothels. Today we are moving up the food chain to children.

People who should be trustworthy - have betrayed us.

Georgia principal posts $50,000 bond after arrest in child-sex sting. Georgia authorities arrested 14 people they accuse of traveling with the intent to have sex with children, including a suburban Atlanta elementary school principal.

Disney workers, paramedic among arrested in Lake County cyber sex sting. According to the article,three of the 22 arrested were Disney World employees, including Robert Kingsolver, Joel Torres and Patrick Holgerson. According to deputies, Holgerson was also willing to transmit HIV to a minor victim.

Parents should protect their children.  That's not always the case according to the Click Orlando article. "David Griffith, 47, of Minneola, said he arranged with a 7-year-old's mother to meet the child for sex. Deputies say they found the child had also been sexually abused by her own mother. Since Griffith's admission, deputies say the child is safe."

There is no shortage of stories online on the topic of child trafficking/human trafficking.  Just this January was the annual Presidential Proclamation -- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2014 - NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2014  Proclamations and observes have not stopped sexual abuse of children right here in theses United States.

The Polaris Project map splits
the U.S. into four tiers,
one being the best, based
on anti-trafficking measures.
Rape for Profit is a documentary in theaters now about the underage sex slavery problem in Seattle, Washington.  A report published by Polaris Project, one of the leading organizations in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, rated and placed all 50 states plus the District of Columbia in one of four tiers based on the human trafficking laws in the state.

Wyoming, Arkansas, Montana and South Dakota were included in the bottom tier for what Polaris says was a minimal effort to enact human trafficking legislation.

Shared Hope, a nonprofit that works to bring justice to victims of sex trafficking, has also graded each state on the way it responds to sex trafficking crimes.

Two-thirds of trafficking victims are women and girls. They are recruited by means of threat.  Human trafficking is when a person is recruited, harbored, provided or obtained for the purposes of exploitation often sold as goods/products.  Trafficking laws vary from state to state, with victims often being arrested and treated like criminals, reinforcing their belief that the police can’t be trusted.

Forced laborers are making some of your favorite things.  The U.S. Department of Labor has devised a list of countries and the items they export that are produced by child and forced laborers. 

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking has devised a training course to teach hotel and motel staff how to identify a victim and to properly react. Find out if your hotel has completed the course before you book your next trip.

A number of trafficking victims are forced to work howling hours at hotels and motels for little or no pay.  Children are often exploited sexually at hotels because employees are not trained to spot such crimes.  Events like the Super Bowl contribute to incident of human trafficking in the U.S.  Sex trafficking victims are brought into the areas to work.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Get a Life" Quote on Twitter

One of the biggest appeals of  liking a commentator - individual famous for written and spoken words or following them on social media -  it provides them with a unique opportunity to show their audiences a behind-the-scenes look or their human side.

Public commentator  - Definition  - one who makes or writes comments; a commentator; an annotator. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

It’s disappointing when a person paid to be a commentator is limits themselves to phases such as "…get a life" and "everyone but you gets it."

Urban Dictionary: Get a life  Phrase used by insecure xenophobes as a response to someone with different hobbies, interests or attitudes to themselves. These people often think they have a lot of friends, but usually nobody really cares for them. "You don't like the same things as me? Get a life!" by John Q Moron December 08, 2003

Public commentators interacting with followers on social media should think long and hard about insulting, ignoring or deleting followers’ feedback without first addressing the stated concerns. Not only is this a poor customer service practice, it can potentially blow up into a public relation nightmare.  Every fan and follower is important. The best practice is to take everyone's comments into considerations.

Why? Word of mouth is all about reputation.  Our reputation leads others to make conclusions about our brand but our brand doesn't create our reputation.
A BRAND is the sum of perceptions, held primarily by an entity's present and potential customers or clients, about an entity’s specific product or service.

REPUTATION is the sum of perceptions about an entity’s actions held by the public in the areas where the entity operates.

Honesty and transparency go a long way in building a genuine, credible relationship on social media. Lesson learned this week: 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20 - First Day of Spring

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, March 17, 2014

How Many ‘White’ People Are Passing?

DNA test of white supremacist Craig Cobb revealed that 14% of his genes originated in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the one-drop rule, Cobb is Black, Negro, African-American.....Yaba Blay: White supremacist would be black under America's one-drop rule

How many hidden Blacks are hiding inside the white robes of the KKK, knowing they were about to lynch one of their own?  There are a lot of white people with “hidden African ancestry,” and they only have to look back as far as slavery times. If the white slave owner had sex with the Black slave, some of the kids were going to look as white as their father. That appearance was all that was needed to "melt" into white population - "passing for white."

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: A report reveals the proportion of Americans with “hidden African ancestry.”  Accordng to the article, if we apply the percentage to the last federal census, that
means 487,253, “white” people in Georgia, 385,156 “white” people in South Carolina, 328,186 in Louisiana and 288,396 in Alabama are actually “black,” according to the one-drop rule.

The one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States for the social classification as Negro of individuals with any African ancestry; meaning any person with "one drop of Negro blood" was considered black.

Meghan Markle has an
African-American mother
& a white father
Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness Blackness must be recognized as something other than just skin color and specific physical attributes. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, a book published last year by Dr. Yaba Blay, explores the complexities of racial classifications, and the different ways that people live and experience Blackness.


‘One-drop rule’ persists Biracial viewed as member of their lower-status parent group The research was supported by the Harvard University Anderson Fund.

Bottom line - People can be prejudice if they want, but they don't know who their relatives really are! If great-great-great grandfather/grandmother played in the the DNA pool, well.....

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Popularity of Animal Brothels

A Matter of Time  Paul Baliker
"A Matter of Time" is an incredible wood sculpture by artist Paul Baliker. The carved wooden structure features a human at the center of the animal world with an outstretched arm holding the world in the palm of his hand. Yet humans don't always take the responsibility seriously.

For personal pleasure only, there are animal brothel in countries that have no laws to prohibit bestiality....  Characteristics of juvenile offenders admitting to sexual activity with nonhuman animals 
William M Fleming, Brian Jory, David L Burton The study found that 96% of the juveniles who had engaged in sex with nonhuman animals also admitted to sex offenses against humans and reported more offenses against humans than other sex offenders their same age and race.

In Denmark and Norway animal brothels are perfectly legal and raping an animal carries no punishment. Laws in both Denmark and Norway are fairly liberal when it comes to a person’s legal right to engage in sexual activity with an animal.

According to Animal rape and animal brothel, there is nothing strange about finding a raped dog in Turkey. The stories of animal - human sex also occurs on this side of the Atlantic. The website has pictures of a dog who was raped in Brazil in the bathroom of a gas station. A really dirty, nasty, bloody bathroom.

Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. The island is divided among three countries: Brunei and Malaysia on the north, and Indonesia to the south. Men could choose a human in the brothel if they preferred, but it was a novelty for many of the men to have sex with an orangutan.

In the 2013 article,  Bestiality brothels are 'spreading through Germany' warns campaigner as abusers turn to sex with animals as 'lifestyle choice' bestiality brothels are spreading through Germany faster than ever thanks to a law that makes animal porn illegal but sex with animals legal, a livestock protection officer has warned. A farmer put a CCTV camera in the rafters of his barn to discover multiple men sneaking in during the night to sexually abuse his livestock.

The terms bestiality and zoophilia are the formal names for having sex with animals for pleasure.


EU: ban bestiality

Popularity of animal brothels increasing in Germany (Petitions)

Make Bestiality illegal in Denmark ,rights animals to stop these people to do sex with animals, help animals to save them from bad people

Petition against Denmark's animal brothels reaches 100,000 signatures