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Dead Wild Roses: Stirring Thoughts from a Great Mind on Terrible Things

I’m at a loss as to what I can add to this. The least I can do is share this important video from my longtime hero, Vihart. Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Orlando Shootings, Tragedy, Vihart . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Stirring Thoughts from a Great Mind on Terrible Things

LeDaro: Refugees from the Middle East

It is heartbreaking. Why we humans are so cruel? Middle East turmoil has left millions homeless. Sad! . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Refugees from the Middle East

LeDaro: Stirring Images of Syrian Boy’s Body Now Symbol of Europe’s Crisis-NBC

Today, a photo from Turkey showing the body of a lifeless Syrian boy washed upon a beach became a symbolic image of the refugee plight.

PostArctica: Je Suis Charlie

I had never heard of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo prior to the assault on it’s staff. From what I have come to understand it produces cartoons that normally would be considered quite offensive to anyone associated with whatever it is currently satirizing. That’s what satirists do, they mock people, places and institutions that . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Je Suis Charlie

LeDaro: The Egyptian situation

I don’t know where it is headed to. More death and destruction. From Arab Spring to Arab tragedy and it is getting worse.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy . . . → Read More: LeDaro: The Egyptian situation

LeDaro: Ahmad Abu Layl: A child soldier in Syria

Children in war-torn Syria. I am not in favour of American strikes as it will simply kill more civilians and may solve nothing. But the world, especially U.S. and Russia, must do something to end this tragedy in progress. If Iran can be brought into the negotiations it may work.

FATHERLY GUIDANCE: Ahmad Abu Layl . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ahmad Abu Layl: A child soldier in Syria

LeDaro: Syrian War: Casualities of War

Wars do bring tragedies and we humans will never learn. It is about time that Russia intervenes to end this ongoing carnage of people in Syria. If Russia makes genuine efforts other nations will join in. Diplomatic resolution will be the best resolution.

HELPING HANDS: Mustafa Abu Bekir, 23 years old, smiled as he was . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Syrian War: Casualities of War

RedBedHead: On Pythons & Media Generated Paranoia

My partner and I have been talking much about the horribly tragic death of two boys in New Brunswick a couple of days ago. KP is snake-o-phobic and this just confirmed her worst fears, especially with a reptile shop around the corner that sells large snakes.

For me, while it horrified me as a father . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: On Pythons & Media Generated Paranoia

RedBedHead: On Pythons & Media Generated Paranoia

My partner and I have been talking much about the horribly tragic death of two boys in New Brunswick a couple of days ago. KP is snake-o-phobic and this just confirmed her worst fears, especially with a reptile shop around the corner that sells large s… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: On Pythons & Media Generated Paranoia

ParliamANT Hill: PM Waxes Poetic on Senate Scandal

One person’s tragedy is another’s travesty.  

LeDaro: Bangladesh: The Value of Human Life

The death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse has surpassed 620. This is in a building which the architect said was not designed to handle industrial equipment. There was an obvious disregard of safety standards for which hundreds paid with their lives.

Are the lives of Bangladeshis seen as equal to those in North . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Bangladesh: The Value of Human Life

LeDaro: Bangladesh: The Value of Human Life

The death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse has surpassed 620. This is in a building which the architect said was not designed to handle industrial equipment. There was an obvious disregard of safety standards for which hundreds paid with their lives.

Are the lives of Bangladeshis seen as equal to those in North . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Bangladesh: The Value of Human Life

The Scott Ross: Who Is Responsible For Connecticut?

You are.

We’re all responsible for Connecticut.

All the causes that led up to the tragedy yesterday were known before from other horrible events but we did nothing to prevent them.

Days of rational discussion have passed since a gun man shot up a theatre in Colorado, countless debates have occurred since US Representative Gabrielle . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Who Is Responsible For Connecticut?

Walking Turcot Yards: A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

by Max Fisher for The Atlantic (reposted from July 23, 2012)

I’ve heard it said that, if you take a walk around Waikiki, it’s only a matter of time until someone hands you a flyer of scantily clad women clutching handguns, overlaid with English and maybe Japanese text advertising one of the many local shooting . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

The Scott Ross: A Tragedy

Canada is one country out of 193 and most Canadians currently think we can do nothing about our economy; yet when one person out of seven billion uses a gun to kill we think we know the problem and how to solve it.

Either we as a society recognize our ability to shape and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Tragedy

The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

Every September 11 since 2001 has been a day to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks, but it should also be a day to remember the wars. Because just as we should never forget the men and women who died that day, we should never forget the mistakes we made in the days that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Chthonic Monsters — Theseus Becomes King

This is the final part of Chthonic Monsters. Part one, Theseus Goes to Crete, is here, and part two, Theseus Meets the Minotaur, is here. This is from a novel-in-progress, in which the characters tell one another many different stories. … Continue reading →

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