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US Violence

 

 

In 2021 as of midApril there were 266 multiple shootings in the US. What are some factors?

 

Violence to Women


There is a culture of violence to women which includes rape and other physical violence. It is abuse of those who are usually not as strong physically, and a belief that women are the property of their husbands or partners. 97% of US murders are done by men.

 

Racism:


African Americans per capita are shot much more than whites, Latinos, or Asians. For centuries they were enslaved and since 1863 have been lynched or otherwise executed at rates 3 to 4 times more than whites.

 

Pills

 

Atty Leonard Finz was one of the first to sue drug companies over antidepressants’ role in causing homicide and suicide. The FDA puts such a warning on bottle labels. Prednisone and other corticosteroids often cause aggression, anger, and irritability.

 

Alcohol:

 

We know some are ‘angry drunks’ because alcohol releases inhibitions.

 

Military:


The military teaches young men and women how to kill.

 

Executions:

 

The Republican administration in 2020 executed 13 federal prisoners, despite the fact that only5 states had killed prisoners in 2019. As Agatha Christie said, judges murder within the law.


Prisons:


There is no protection from violence by guards or other prisoners for the over 2 million prisoners in the US, the highest per capita percentage in the world.

 

Parents, Schools, 4H, The NRA

 

Parents, Schools,4H, the NRA teach children to stalk and kill animals in the woods. Schools teach students to kill & dissect animals. Analysis of serial killers is that over 90% were taught to kill when young by farming or hunting adults or entering the military. Children watch as adults smash beehives and exterminate raccoons squirrels and birds in attics or catch mice with brutal glue or spring traps. They are taught that killing animals, birds, and fishes for food, stealing the milk of cows and the eggs of chickens is what humans should do. They are exposed to tv shows of people clapping at rodeos as animals' necks are broken by jerked ropes before they are slammed to the ground.4H is an animal agriculture promoting group which teaches children to nurture and raise animals and then to be involved in their killing.


Corporal Punishment:


Spanking or whipping are still legal in many states. This culture was brought to colonial America from Britain where boys in public schools were often flogged. Such violent violation drives children's anger underground.

 

What We Ingest:

 

What we eat and drink and violence: When animals are in agonized pain, terror and anger at slaughterhouses, they secrete adrenaline some of which remains in their murdered flesh even after cooking, affecting action. In addition, artery blocking animal fat can create high blood pressure and frustration, generating anger. American obesity is related to meat and dairy consumption. Obesity also makes people angry.

 

Media:


Some tv shows, 4H, the NRA and parents teach children to stalk and kill animals in the woods. Schools teach students to kill & dissect animals. Analysis of serial killers is that most were taught to kill when young. Children watch as adults smash beehives and exterminate raccoons squirrels and birds in attics. Cop shows depict real handcuffing with guns drawn. TV shows, movies and video games glorify violence.

 

Guns:

We have more guns per capita than any other country on earth. Last year 113,150 were shot by guns. Of that number 36,500 died. Assault weapons, sale of ammunition for assault weapons, ghost guns, tv gun sales and gun shows should be banned.

 

Killings By Police:

Police killings last year by country US:1146 Zero deaths in Switzerland, UK, Japan, Denmark, Iceland, Nepal, Australia, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Indonesia, Netherlands 

 

Anger Management And Conflict Resolution

Citizens in general should be taught anger management and conflict resolution in school. Such courses should be

required for those convicted of violent crime. Police who have been charged with excessive force should be required to take these courses as well.


Poverty:

Poverty and job loss have resulted from covid lockdowns.

Not for many decades has there been as much hunger and

homelessness as there is now. Desperate lack of money creates anger.

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Mass shooters:


Mass shooters can be 1. racially motivated or 2. hatred of prostitutes or 3. revenge for perceived insults or 4. mind control pawns 5. even someone upset by a fast food order etc. Virtually all mass shootings in the US are caused by white males.

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2021


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38 Categories Of Injury Or Death Correlated To Hunting And Fishing

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DANGERS TO THE HUNTER
1. Hunters trip on their guns slipping on ice or mud or wet leaves, going over fences, shooting themselves or others. They sometimes discharge a rifle in twisting an ankle in a gopher hole or over roots. They can fall into unguarded ravines.
2. There are many instances of bow and arrow hunters shooting others accidentally or impaling themselves on their own arrows.
3.. Guns can misfire. Hunters sometimes look down the barrel of a rifle wondering why it didn't fire, only to have the gun discharge.
4. The use of animal urines to attract animals to their deaths can boomerang.
5. Injured animals (stags, boar, bears etc) who are fighting for their lives can turn around and attack. There are many videos on the internet of injured or enraged animals attacking hunters.
6. Hunters often have heart attacks in the woods as they try to pull or carry or lift very heavy dead animals.
7 Hunters are frequently injured in tree stands. Injuries include falling asleep and then falling out of the stands.
8 Hunters lost in the woods suffer from heat or freezing, hunger and thirst. Hypothermia from sitting in duck blinds can happen quickly.
9. Ticks on deer and other animals or in the grass can burrow into hunters. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria on the ticks. Snakes and mosquitoes bite
10 Foxhunters mounted on horses are often thrown to their deaths or injured.
11 Hunters are not immune from the impotence which is related to animal flesh consumption. Michael Klaper MD has lectured around the country on vegan diet as a cure for impotence.
12. Eating flesh from hunted animals shortens life expectancy by causing heart attacks, strokes, aneurisms, embolisms, many kinds of cancers, kiAndney disease, thousands of varietues of food poisoning.
13. Animals have a number of untreated diseases, some of which are transmitted to those who eat the venison etc. Mad Deer, Mad Elk, and a number of other spongiform encephalopathy diseases make eating the cadavers of animals hunters kill even more dangerous. Figures on cervine spongiform encephalopathy have been censored by state and federal agencies
intent on protecting hunting industries, tourism, restaurants, gun merchants, outdoor equipment sales etc.
14. Field dressing is a euphemistic term for skinning and gutting the killed animal. Hunters and fishermen and women often get knife injuries in the process.
15. Small planes with hunting party passengers in remote regions of the West and Canada crash. Boats capsize (the image is of a potential accident).
16. There is hearing loss from guns discharging.
17. Hunters sometimes fall into other hunters' covered pits, get caught in snare traps, or step onto a bear trap.
18. Killing endangered species in other countries can result in fines or imprisonment. The Smithsonian was involved in a scandal when it accepted the stuffed carcass of an endangered species animal.
19. Hunters are sometimes injured by a rifle kickback, a weapon's misfiring, the razor sharp edge of an arrow.

20. They have fallen from tree stands

21. In building tree stands they have been seriously injured by chain saws.

DANGERS TO HIKERS, CAMPERS, RESIDENTS NEAR WOODS, CHILDREN 
20. Hunters often mistake hikers, campers in the woods for animals they are stalking. Countless adult and child residents of nearby
communities have been killed when hunters discharged weapons in woods close to the homes.
21. Countless children have died, finding their hunter parent's gun stash and using the weapons to play, for instance, cops and robbers.

DANGERS TO THE ANIMALS
22. Animals running in terror from hunters leave their bodies in fright and agony. Besides the painful death to trillions of animals are the countless animals who have died slowly from hunter injuries or the animals who are maimed but continue to live in pain with arrows protruding or infected gunshot wounds. Cleveland Amory reported seeing a deer with 12 arrows in her, still walking around. Billions of bear cubs, doe, etc. have been orphaned by hunters. President Theodoroe Roosevelt is remembered more for the 1 orphaned cub he adopted than the hundreds of bears he killed.
23. Fish die of suffocation, smashing or being knifed. Their eyes, gills, throats are ripped out by multipronged hooks.
24. Dogs are injured by wild boars, in fox hunts. by ticks. Beagles are kept confined in small cages by many hunters.
25. Horses are injured by broken necks and legs in fox hunts.
26. Falcons are injured in a variety of ways by hunters who use them to catch birds and small animals.
27. Pets are sometimes killed by hunters who are poor shots, who have vision problems, obstructed views, lack of awareness of a residential community.

FISHING

28.. Radiation cancers from Fukushima and illegal nuclear waste dumping around the world by other nuclear facilities, stomach cancer, lethal food poisonings including anaphylacic shock from shellfish, choking, mercury and other heavy metals destroying memory and hastening Alzheimer's, Mad Fish disease from prions expelled into the water etc are some hazards of fish eating.
29 Fishermen often catch fishhooks in face, fingers etc.
30 They can be spiked in femoral, hand or other arteries by catfishes, bitten by sharks.
31.They can be drowned in storms, knocked out of boats by the ramming of sharks, whales
32 Deep sea fishing is listed by many organizations as one of the 5 most dangerous occupations in the world. Drowning,
being caught in the nets are other hazards.

MURDER
33. Murders have been disguised as hunting accidents
34. Hunters can encounter farmers who don't want them shooting in the woods. Thomas Dillon killed five hunters in Central Ohio
35. A gathering of inebriated hunters can spell tragedy from shooting as alcohol opens the floodgates of anger.
36. The act of killing mammals and birds reduces the barrier between nonhuman and human beings. Criminal profilers and others have reported data which shows that those who have abused animals are more likely to become serial killers of human beings.

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DANGERS TO HIKERS, CAMPERS, RESIDENTS NEAR WOODS, CHILDREN 
37. Hunters often mistake hikers, campers in the woods for animals they are stalking. Countless adult and child residents of nearby
communities have been killed when hunters discharged weapons in woods close to the homes.
38. Countless children have died, finding their hunter parent's gun stash and using the weapons to play, for instance, cops and robbers.

There are some who hunt to feed their families or themselves. Perhaps they
more than others realize that those who buy meat in a grocery store are delegating the slaughter to someone else, often the noncitizens who are forced to take the very worst most dangerous jobs.The USDA, the biggest promoter of animal slaughter in the US, reported that in 2018 9.59 billion land mammals, 9.16 billion chickens and 236,860,000 turkeys were murdered for food.Around the world trillions of mammals, birds, and fishes are annually slain,

in the process causing myriad kinds of human diseases, climate change through deforestation, methane emissions, energy waste. 7.2 billion people are currently bulldozing more acreage every year for monoculture agriculture.


Millennials have caused the percentage of hunters in population to drop below 5%. The cult of masculinity, that one must kill animals in order to prove manliness, has fewer adherents every year.
This writer has never been involved in a debate about the 2nd amendment.





Stag attacks hunter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD5zjUbWpXY
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wild boar attacks hunter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A46Ndk-ru0U

hunter in Alaska attacked by bear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcbL9W8xqs0
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5 bears in Alaska attack 65 year old hunter

http://www.inquisitr.com/1589491/bear-attack-five-bears-maul-65-year-old-hunter-in-alaska

Lion attacks safari hunter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEIGqD80N6U
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Doe injured by hunter's arrow attacks him

http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/local/2015/01/03/doe-attacks-man-shot-arrow/21232447

Louisiana man injured by deer he harmed
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/31/wounded-deer-injures-hunter/5076957/

A New Hampshire man transporting a bear he'd murdered was injured in his vehicle rollover
http://www.wmur.com/news/hunter-transporting-bear-injured-in-atv-rollover/35157188

Milton California a group of deer hunters have confrontation with man who doesn't want them hunting the man is shot
http://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2015/07/19/one-injured-milton-hunting-confrontation/30387885/

Injured hunter chooses death over paralysis
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/06/injured-hunter-chooses-death-over-paralysis/3461259/

Steve Irwin crocodile hunter who speared countless animals dies
being speared by manta ray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy25CutZTnY
/> Thomas Dillon killed 5 hunters

http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dillonthomas.htm
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tree stand injuries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jrXRYzmltI
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hunters in Swiss and US emergency rooms

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365337/
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Outdoor Life speaks of Mad Deer, Mad Elk

http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/hunting/2007/09/mad-deer-disease-can-venison-kill-you
http://pcrm.org
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Cleveland Amory reported an animal with 12 arrows in him was found walking around in the woods. Sometimes hunter-injured animals take months to die.
Only 4% of US citizens hunt.

Ohio hunter falls 22ft while hanging tree stand - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDoD0WHFgDE
/> Mar 31, 2012 - Ohio hunter falls 22ft while hanging tree stand. libertymediagroupllc... Reluctantly I pushed off the tree and fell 10 to 12 feet. With a bum knee...

Kid Falls 20 Feet Out Of Tree Stand - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcnnIDtu3Nc

http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/Buck-in-canoe.jpg

http://pcrm.org

http://notmilk.com

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Recreational Use of Pot, 25 Tales Of Alcohol And Marijuana

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I was sitting in my deceased brother's car
in the driveway of our mother's home
when he offered to share a joint with me.

I felt for the first time a road open between
my heart and my throat  Afterwards
I was more able
to speak my feelings

I never tried pot until
I was in my 40's... and
then perhaps 20 times,
after which I stopped.


A friend smokes
He is less a hothead

when he's a pothead.


42 states (as of 2019) in which marijuana is either legal, decriminalized, or available for medical

purposes

https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state

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25 Brief Drug And Alcohol Tales
DWW as a teen was smoking pot while gnawing on a chicken leg. In slowing down he realized he was gnawing on the leg of a chicken... he stopped eating animals that day... and shortly after became a conscientious objector, serving in hospitals during the war. Shortly after becoming a CO, he stopped smoking it.
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A woman smoking pot heard the sentence "I became the wave, not the reaction to it".
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Mark Braunstein, vegan author and artist, jumped off a ledge into a pool and was paralyzed in the jump. With incredible will he spent years learning to walk. Marijuana eases the residual pain. He has become an activist for legalized medical marijuana. Marijuana reduces seizures, nausea, and pain..

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Perhaps driving while smoking pot should be illegal, since stoned drivers have sat not moving at green lights.
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A woman giving a lead at an AA meeting spoke of waking up as several people entered her bedroom. She was very upset, even more so when she realized she was
in an apartment building elevator.
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A man who got into bar fights frequently and was arrested for domestic battering knew it was time to enter a treatment center.
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A woman was told that in a previous life she had died as an alcoholic in a gutter in France.
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An older man was told after a physical that his liver enzymes indicated he should stop drinking.
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Navane, ativan, oxycontin etc. are prescription drugs as addictive as cocaine.
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A man woke up next to a woman .. He subsequently found out she had transmitted an STD to him and at the same time had become pregnant.. She was someone with whom he would never have slept had too much alcohol not been involved.
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A teen at a frat party from the amount of alcohol in which he immersed his optic nerves... went blind. Teen deaths from alcohol happen frequently.
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A man woke up after an alcohol binge in a hospital psychiatric ward, in restraints.
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Alcohol released anger inside the young woman, giving her an accusing tongue.
Her bones were broken by someone who wanted to shut her up.
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It was said that lights went out 1 by 1 all over Europe as WW2 approached. It
is also true of the brain's nerve cells, killed by alcohol.
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Those who label others 'drunks', 'lushes', etc. are cruelly limiting an infinite
soul and incorrectly defining people by behavior.
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A writer who realized that descriptions of drinking in his books were causing people to fall off the wagon as his descriptions bypassed their discipline...decided he could no longer derail people by including such scenes. The more corrupt in the publishing industry demand such product placements.
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Catherine and William Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, with their London alcohol treatment centers, found that vegetarian diet reduced sharply the desire
for alcohol. Meat is very yang, alcohol very yin. The uric acid (pre-urine in the muscle cells of murdered animals) is trioxypurine, more addictive than caffeine, (dioxypurine).
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Should ads for harmful substances be allowed on tv and radio? Is it mixed messaging when the government spends billions to convince people not to drink
while allowing highly suggestable ads? Some radio networks
allow alcohol ads at 9 am weekdays in teen markets.
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In terms of marijuana, cocaine, heroin etc., their illegal status has caused massive and violent crime cartels (as did prohibition in the 20's and early 30's), and has caused over a trillion dollars to be spent in the US alone by the
  DEA, ATF, FDA, NIH etc The ecocidal spraying of pot and poppy plants has killed people, animals, birds, fishes, etc. as it poisons the watershed, causes birth defects in people and animals, destroying habitat.
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The imprisonment of millions of people for their sovereign right to smoke marijuana has made the US the most imprisoning nation in the world with the highest
percentage of inmates, at a cost of trillions of dollars in prosecution, police time diversion, imprisonment, but more importantly the human cost in unjust imprisonment, family busting.
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Alcohol causes traffic accident fatalities, cancers and liver cirrhosis, fatalities in bar fights and domestic batterings, infidelities, job losses,
suicide, birth defects. Alcohol industry money is spent worldwide fighting
against the legalization of marijuana.
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Alcohol's side effects are more lethal than those of marijuana but the latter
can cause pooling of the blood in the heart, emphysema and lung cancer, as well as cancers from the insecticides sprayed on pot plants.

Many psychiatric drugs are correlated to homicide, suicide, weight gain, birth defects, loss of mental function, a sudden inability to read. Drug companies have paid out billions in liabilities in class action and individual lawsuits. Drug companies are bankrupting Medicare with their pricegouging.
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There are empathic saints who drink to tune out the pain they take from others. There are soldiers who drink to forget the horrors they've seen. There are shy
people who drink in order to express themselves. Everyone on the planet is gradually learning there are better ways to release pain, let go of the past, and speak ones heart.

Like tobacco smoking, marijuana smoking can cause cancer. But the government has found that prohibition doesn't work.

 


 

1. Legalization cuts out illegal gang activity

2. Legalization saves hundreds of millions a year for different states...

freeing police to fight violent crime

3. Legalization generates hundreds of millions in tax revenue for different states

4. Legalization

reduces prison population.... by releasing incarcerated nonviolent people.

5. Legalization restores families, husbands to their wives, mothers to their children etc.

6. Legalization provides an anodyne, pain reduction for nausea and other pain, seizure prevention

7. Legalization reduces $ waste as crop dusters no longer spread poison on plants

8. Legalization protects the environment from crop duster poisons

9. Legalization generates tax revenue from the income of those no longer imprisoned

 

42 states have legalized

some form of pot

8 states in 2020

as of yet have not

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Footnote: In 2020 Arizona, Montana, South Dakota

and New Jersey voted yes to legalizing recreational

use.  Colorado has passed the 1 billion dollar mark

in taxes generated by pot sales. California, a later

entry, has raised over 630 million dollars. Many are

buying pot in Canada.

Meanwhile states in which marijuana is outlawed

rather than making money on taxed sales are hemorrhaging money

on the jailing of nonviolent prisoners (whether the prisons are publicly or

privately owned), the ripping

apart of their families, the cost of policing. 70% of Democrats

and 53% of Republicans favor legalization of marijuana.


 Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Illinois, Maine,

Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont

and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana has been passed in

CT, DE, HW, MD, MN, MS, MO, NB, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, RI


The mass spraying of herbicides over areas suspected of marijuana growth

has poisoned the watershed.


There are health and accident hazards to many drugs, to alcohol, marijuana.

Cirrhosis of the liver, traffic fatalities, violence are associated with alcohol, while

longterm smoking (but not consumption of foods containing marijuana) can cause emphysema and lack of concentration in driving.


https://www.marijuanamoment.net/majority-of-republicans-support-marijuana-legalization-bill-that-democrats-in-congress-delayed-vote-on/

The FDA is allowing in many untested drugs from China, the country

which supplies most US drugs.  Because of the mass deficit owned by

Chinese and other country banks, the US is not taking action.


 

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The Willow Tree Will Keep Our Secrets

 

There’s a certain appeal to the bruise colored haze at the bottom
of a six-pack. She sits
on the kitchen floor, knees bent
out at acute angles, shuddering shoulder
blades pressing against skin
until the fine human film splits
and she falls – splits down the center

like the bottom of the Colorado mountain valleys we hiked last spring.

The skin of her cheeks would flush in the brisk mornings and I, alone,
learned every shade of tension stretched through her shoulders
when she’d bend
over to wash her hair in the stream.
Like the willow tree bends: graceful

limbs reaching to touch a quivering reflection.

 



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No Anodyne, Goldilocks And The 3 Bears,OSU Teaching Cruelty

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ANODYNE

Animals on whom

people dine..

 all died without

an anodyne.

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS

A young blonde woman married
a man who shortly after
went on a week long trip with
his male friends.
After his return,
She went down to the basement
and was shocked to see
three bears' dead bodies in the process
of being skinned,
hanging from the ceiling.

Running screaming upstairs,
she inadvertently sparked
rage in her inebriated
hunter mate,

who threw
her down the steps,
breaking both arms.

The next day when he
went to work,
the wiser Goldilocks
replaced the old
with new gold locks.

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OHIO STATE TEACHING STUDENTS CRUELTY

 


Paralyzing mice is criminal

Caging them causes fright.

Mice have little might

but they have many rights

 

Footnote:

Ohio State University in a premed course required each student to sever the spinal cord of a mouse. https://saenonline.org/about.html http://neavs.org http://navs.org http://aavs.org https://peta.org/issues/animals


 

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Paralyzing mice is criminal

Caging them causes fright.

Mice have little might

but they have many rights

 

Footnote:

Ohio State University in a premed course required each student to sever the spinal cord of a mouse. https://saenonline.org/about.html http://neavs.org http://navs.org http://aavs.org https://peta.org/issues/animals

 

 

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Alcohol

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Alcohol is like war,


All it knows is destroying,


It works like a cobra,


Silently killing the victim!


 

The drinker goes to the brink of ruin,


Just like Dr. Faustus,


Drinking is like selling one’s life,


To something awfully satanic!


 

Alcohol is what goodness is not!

 

Health does not remain wealth to a drinker!

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today

11 may 2017

 

Today

By JFarrell

 

(what happened? My life went mad)

 

Today,

I attended my first job interview this century;

And, they are giving me a chance,

It’s just astounding.

 

Tomorrow,

As long as I go to bed sober tonight,

Will be my longest time sober in 15 years

And, that’s just unbelievable.

 

I may be, finally, changing,

Becoming a better person,

Having a better life;

Equally, I may have lost the plot totally,

And headed for the biggest fall,

Just another waste of space drunk.

 

I don’t know,

I can’t see clearly,

It’s all too unbelievable;

But, I don’t care,

I’m going to enjoy it,

And dream, for the first time, of a really bright future.

 

(this is all true, every word, my life went mad)

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

it's true

oblivion

Oblivion

By JFarrell

 

As I discard the empty wine bottle

And open my 2nd of the day

It is not without a little regret

That I begin to drink

 

I know this rubbish I drink

Is killing my stomach

Is rotting my teeth

Is (probably) making my depression worse

Is, generally, not good for me

 

But

 

As I finish the 2nd bottle

And go to bed

I will not dream

I will not wake up at 3am

Too scared, too traumatized

To go back to sleep

 

The oblivion offered by drink

(and drugs, if you’re into that kinda thing)

May be an imperfect remedy

But, it is an imperfect environment we live in

And it works (at a cost)

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

this is not an endorsement or encouragement of alcoholism, just because i'm stupid is no reason for you to be :)

my dad

He is so happy and so enthused

 

he plays his violin and is very amused

 

everyone tells him how good he can play

 

but he says he cannot play that way everyday.

 

People wonder how that could be

 

when obviously he can play, you can see

 

but when he is sober he is scared and afraid

 

that he will not like the song that he made.

 

Even though it is beautiful, and even though it is pure,

 

he says he needs the alcohol, and that is for sure,

 

to help dull his senses just enough

 

and make playing the violin a little less tough.

 

I hope that one day he will learn to play

 

the violin in a less threatening way

 

so that he too can hear the sound

 

 without all of his other senses bringing him down.

 
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