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Donald Gaston
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
6 minutes ago
Skye Amaral Rant time!! I honestly don't understand why people need to be so* rude to each other. I know it may be how you were raised and what you were brought up to doing, but if you ask yourself if it's the right thing to do, I am sure you will disagree wit Read more ... h what you've been doing to others. Not many people are happy with themselves these days and honestly it's really upsetting. Every girl is beautiful in their own way. Even if they wear a size 18+ or a 00+, even if you're color is darker then white, or whiter then white. Sometimes beauty doesn't matter on the outside. It's mostly what's within. Now, for the boys.. It's not about what you wear and how you wear it. It's again, what's within. Everyone's beautiful in their own ways and to someone out in the world, you are perfection. You are that one person they've dreamt about. It just really upsets me to see hate go around and people feel so bad about themselves. I guess I just don't really understand. But, I hope many of you read this and gain more confidence, because you're all beautiful & handsome, in your own unique way.
6 minutes ago
Ed Harris DVD Movies (includes some music DVD's, some in Spanish as well) - $2 each. Complete list below. First come, first served. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines Mi Amigo Van Helsing The Core (we have 2) The Stepfather RV Shrek 2 Desperado Basic Instinc Read more ... t The Waterboy The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dying Young Born in East L.A. Lost in Translation Blue Crush Beat Street Good luck Chuck The Breakin' Breakin' 2 Animal House A Night at the Roxbury You Me and Dupree The Butterfly Effect Deck the Halls The Marine 2 pack (1 and 2) The Simple Life - complete season 1 Love Actually Ice Age Yes Man The Benchwarmers The Matador Jane Russell, the Outlaw I Love You Man Gordy Whisper Catch me if you can On Deadly Ground To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar Talledega Nights Hide and Seek Spanglish Frequency Radio The Girl Next Door Seven Years in Tibet Buffy the Vampire Slayer G.I. Joe the Rise of Cobra Wind Talkers Starsky and Hutch La Bamba Gia DOA Montana Hitch For Love of Liberty Alexander Revisited (we have 2) Bewitched There's Something about Mary It's always sunny in Philadelphia (season 1 and 2) Wayne's World 50 First Dates The Five Heartbeats The Mexican The Order Basic Instinct 2 Hostage High 3:10 to Yuma The Cooler The Cave Insomnia Avatar the Last Airbender (animated) Cujo (the latest one) Bob the Builder - Teamwork Snakes on a Plane Selena Dune - the entire collection Runaway Bride Dust til Dawn collection Showdown in Little Tokyo and Bloodsport (on 1 DVD) The Return My Baby's Daddy Absolute Power The Kingdom Snowbound The 3 Stooges collectors 2 pack series Bloodsport and Time Copy (on 1 DVD) Screaming Dead Starship Troopers 3 Bruce Almighty The Mambo Kings The Lost Boys Hard Candy Let's Go to Prison NightJohn The Cable Guy The Exorcism of Emily Rose Slumdog Millionaire The Way we Were X2 X-Men United Fight Club Stir of Echoes Absolutely Fabulous Menace 2 Society Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke Zoolander Bringing Down the House War Movies - World War 2 collection Bad Boys 2 Wonderland The March of the Penguins Remember the Titans In Her Shoes Carlitos Way Urband Legends - Bloody Mary Chocolat The Andy Griffith Show - 8 episodes Invitation to a GunFighter Best of the Best Breakfast at Tiffanys The Big Valley - season 1 Shall We Dance Big Daddy The Forsaken Nine Months BellyDance Trocas Fregonas Carga Blanca El Muerto El Ojo de Vidrio The Biggest Loser Workout Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill Guns and Roses - Welcome to the Videoes Def Leppard - Rock of Ages Ozzy Osbourne - Live and Loud Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Playback Maras y Cholos (4 movies) Los Hijos de la Revolucion La Reyna del Pacifico / Mi Ultima Bala / Pesadilla Fatal (on 1 DVD)
8 minutes ago
Ed Harris DVD Movies (includes some music DVD's, some in Spanish as well) - $2 each. Complete list below. First come, first served. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines Mi Amigo Van Helsing The Core (we have 2) The Stepfather RV Shrek 2 Desperado Basic Instinc Read more ... t The Waterboy The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dying Young Born in East L.A. Lost in Translation Blue Crush Beat Street Good luck Chuck The Breakin' Breakin' 2 Animal House A Night at the Roxbury You Me and Dupree The Butterfly Effect Deck the Halls The Marine 2 pack (1 and 2) The Simple Life - complete season 1 Love Actually Ice Age Yes Man The Benchwarmers The Matador Jane Russell, the Outlaw I Love You Man Gordy Whisper Catch me if you can On Deadly Ground To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar Talledega Nights Hide and Seek Spanglish Frequency Radio The Girl Next Door Seven Years in Tibet Buffy the Vampire Slayer G.I. Joe the Rise of Cobra Wind Talkers Starsky and Hutch La Bamba Gia DOA Montana Hitch For Love of Liberty Alexander Revisited (we have 2) Bewitched There's Something about Mary It's always sunny in Philadelphia (season 1 and 2) Wayne's World 50 First Dates The Five Heartbeats The Mexican The Order Basic Instinct 2 Hostage High 3:10 to Yuma The Cooler The Cave Insomnia Avatar the Last Airbender (animated) Cujo (the latest one) Bob the Builder - Teamwork Snakes on a Plane Selena Dune - the entire collection Runaway Bride Dust til Dawn collection Showdown in Little Tokyo and Bloodsport (on 1 DVD) The Return My Baby's Daddy Absolute Power The Kingdom Snowbound The 3 Stooges collectors 2 pack series Bloodsport and Time Copy (on 1 DVD) Screaming Dead Starship Troopers 3 Bruce Almighty The Mambo Kings The Lost Boys Hard Candy Let's Go to Prison NightJohn The Cable Guy The Exorcism of Emily Rose Slumdog Millionaire The Way we Were X2 X-Men United Fight Club Stir of Echoes Absolutely Fabulous Menace 2 Society Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke Zoolander Bringing Down the House War Movies - World War 2 collection Bad Boys 2 Wonderland The March of the Penguins Remember the Titans In Her Shoes Carlitos Way Urband Legends - Bloody Mary Chocolat The Andy Griffith Show - 8 episodes Invitation to a GunFighter Best of the Best Breakfast at Tiffanys The Big Valley - season 1 Shall We Dance Big Daddy The Forsaken Nine Months BellyDance Trocas Fregonas Carga Blanca El Muerto El Ojo de Vidrio The Biggest Loser Workout Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill Guns and Roses - Welcome to the Videoes Def Leppard - Rock of Ages Ozzy Osbourne - Live and Loud Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Playback Maras y Cholos (4 movies) Los Hijos de la Revolucion La Reyna del Pacifico / Mi Ultima Bala / Pesadilla Fatal (on 1 DVD)
10 minutes ago
Cody Bourdon
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
11 minutes ago
Daniel McCoy quite an essay...
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
14 minutes ago
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Terry Domingue ALLONS ZYDECO !!!!!!!!!!!!!! TZBB SCHEDULE: Friday October 3, 2014 Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys(LA Zydeco) KBON Festival 300 Frog Festival Dr. Rayne La. 70578 8:45P.M.-Til INFO:(337)457-5266 Saturday October 4, 2014 Terry and the Zydeco Bad Read more ... Boys(LA Zydeco) Wildgame Cook-Off 76740 Garner LN. Grosse Tete La. 70740 11:00A.M.-2:00P.M. INFO :(337)331-0677 Saturday October 4, 2014 Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys(LA Zydeco) Dry Bayou Riders 152 Dry Bayou Rd. Palmetto La. 71358 6:00P.M.-9:00P.M. INFO:(337)331-0677 Sunday October 5, 2014 Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys (LA Zydeco) O'Darby's Grill & Pub 827 Hector Connoly Rd, Carencro, LA 70520-6306 Doors Open 8:00P.M. INFO (337) 896-0166 LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH: TERRY AND THE ZYDECO BAD BOYS FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES: (337)654-3891 (337)331-0677 email:zydecobadboys@yahoo.com
14 minutes ago
Debra Wilson
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH AN ACT OF DOMESTIC ABUSE OCCURS EVERY 12 SECONDS IN THE U.S. According to former Attorney General Janet Reno, “Too many American women live in fear of the very people upon whom they depend for lo Read more ... ve and affection. Instead of providing refuge, the walls of many homes serve as prison bars.” WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE? Domestic abuse, or “battering”, is a pattern of abuse by one partner against the other, for the purpose of maintaining power and control. Domestic abuse often includes (but NOT ALWAYS) physical abuse. Forms of domestic abuse can include: — physical abuse — sexual abuse — verbal abuse — threats and intimidation — isolation or restriction from friends, family and other support systems — destruction of property — financial exploitation — jealousy and possessiveness — stalking or monitoring of behavior Physical battering: The abuser’s attacks or aggressive behavior can range from bruising to murder. It often begins with what is excused as trivial contacts which escalate into more frequent and serious attacks (this can include the abuse of household pets). Sexual abuse: Physical attack by the abuser is often accompanied by, or culminates in, sexual abuse where the woman is forced to have sexual intercourse with her abuser, or to engage in unwanted sexual activity. Psychological battering: The abuser’s psychological or mental abuse can include constant verbal abuse, harassment, excessive possessiveness, fault-finding, isolating the woman from friends and family, deprivation of physical and economic resources, and destruction of personal property. BATTERING ESCALATES. It often begins with behaviors like threats, name calling, abuse in your presence (such as punching a fist through a wall) and/or damage to objects or pets. It may escalate to restraining, pushing, kicking, slapping, pinching, tripping, biting, throwing, or grabbing. Finally, it may become life-threatening with serious behaviors such as choking, breaking bones, or the use of deadly weapons. (Remember, ANY household item can be used as a dangerous weapon!) SOME FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE Adult domestic violence is one of the most serious public health and criminal justice issues facing women today. Most victims of domestic violence are women. Between 91-95% of all documented domestic violence cases are women being abused by male partners. About 1-2% is physical abuse of men by their female partners, and 3-8% of the total number of reported domestic violence cases involve same-sex relationship abuse. Every woman is at risk for becoming a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence has no regard for socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, employment status, physical ableness, age, education, marital status, or sexual orientation. In fact, being FEMALE is the only significant risk factor for being a victim of domestic violence. Batterers use emotional, psychological, economic and physical abuse as ways of controlling their victims. Abuse is NOT caused by stress, anger, or alcohol or other drug involvement. Many people find it difficult to understand why people batter their partners. This may be why, when we hear excuses like, “he had a bad day”, “she lost her temper”, or “he was drunk and out of control”, we often accept them as viable reasons why the attack occurred. But battering has more to do with the batterer’s attitudes, beliefs, and relationships to others than it has to do with these common excuses. Many men believe that they have the right to control their spouses, and to enforce their will on those around them, particularly females. Many men believe that it is the man’s duty to control his wife, regardless of the methods used. Some men even believe that women “need” to be “disciplined”. These beliefs and attitudes, coupled with society’s tolerance of domestic violence, makes it one of the most difficult problems for our society to overcome. Children in families where there is domestic violence suffer negative consequences even if they are not the targets of the abuse. Children who witness their mothers being abused by their fathers (or vice versa) often exhibit health problems, sleeping difficulties, acting-out behaviors, and feelings of guilt, anger, fear and powerlessness. In addition, research suggests that boys who witness their mothers being abused often grow up to be abusers themselves, thereby continuing the cycle of domestic violence. Even though the vast majority of victims of domestic violence are women, males are becoming increasingly the victims of domestic violence. The California Department of Justice states that the arrest rates for female perpetrators of domestic violence doubled between the years 1991 and 1996.1 The U.S. Department of Justice indicates that women are twice as likely to be murdered by their domestic partners as men. Research indicates that women who are assaulted by their male partners are 9 times more likely to tell the police or other persons than men who are assaulted by their wives. 1 D.L. Fontes, Psy.D., Employee Assistance Report, “The Hidden Side of Spousal Abuse”, April 1999 SOME MYTHS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE MYTH: When someone is battered, he/she must have done something to deserve it. FACT: Battering is never the victim’s fault. NEVER. Batterers abuse their partners as a way to control them. Domestic violence is about control, not about punishment or discipline. MYTH: Battering usually ends after a couple gets married or has children. FACT: Battering usually gets WORSE over time, not better. Getting married and/or having children does not protect someone from becoming a victim. In fact, sometimes it makes the situation worse. MYTH: Alcohol and other drug use may cause battering. FACT: Most people who use alcohol or other drugs do not abuse their partners. And many people who never use alcohol or other drugs do abuse their partners. While it is true that perpetrators of domestic violence are sometimes under the influence of alcohol or other drugs when the episode occurs, battering and alcohol or other drug abuse are 2 separate problems – neither is caused by the other. Anyone who abuses another person while under the influence of alcohol or another drug needs help for BOTH problems. MYTH: If a woman wants to end the violence, she should just leave. If she doesn’t leave, it is because she either likes the abuse, or she doesn’t want to leave. FACT: Women may stay in abusive relationships due to fear, lack of resources or options, psychological damage, loss of self-esteem, depression, or other reasons. It is important to remember that LEAVING the relationship may also be dangerous – more women are killed by their partners AFTER they leave the relationship than at any other time. Women who stay in abusive relationships are not weak or stupid – they are SCARED. BARRIERS TO LEAVING A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP Some reasons why women stay generally fall into three categories: Lack of resources — most women have at least one dependent child — many women are not employed outside of the home — many women have no property that is solely theirs — some women lack access to cash or bank accounts — women who leave fear being charged with desertion and losing their children or joint assets — a woman may face a decline in living standards for herself and her children Institutional responses — clergy and secular counselors are often trained to see only the goal of “saving” the marriage at all costs, rather than the goal of stopping the abuse — police officers often do not provide support to women; they sometimes treat domestic violence as a domestic “dispute” rather than a crime — police may try to discourage the abusee from pressing charges — prosecutors often are reluctant to prosecute cases, and judges rarely levy the maximum sentence upon convicted abusers — despite a restraining order, there is little to prevent a released abuser from returning and repeating the assault — despite increased public awareness of the problem of domestic violence, and the increase in available shelters, there are still not enough shelters to accommodate women and children and keep them safe from abusive persons Traditional beliefs and values — many women do not believe divorce is a viable alternative — many women believe that a single parent family is unacceptable and that even a violent father is better than no father at all — many women are socialized to believe that they are responsible for making heir marriage work; failure to maintain the marriage equals failure as a woman — many women become isolated from friends and family, either because of the possessiveness of the abuser, or because they want to hide their bruises and injuries from the outside world; this isolation contributes to the feeling that there is nowhere to turn — many women rationalize their abuser’s behavior by blaming alcohol or other drugs, anger, stress, unemployment, or other factors — many women are taught that their identity and worth come from getting and keeping a man — the abuser RARELY abuses all the time; during the non-violent periods he or she may fulfill all the needs of the partner and be a wonderful spouse; the victim believes that the abuser is basically a “good” person, and that she should hold onto a good man SOME PREDICTORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE The following signs often occur before actual physical abuse, and may serve as clues to a potential abuser: Did he or she grow up in an abusive family? People who grow up in families where they have been abused as children, or where one parent beats the other, have grown up learning that violence is normal behavior. Does he or she tend to use force to “solve” problems? A young man who has a criminal record for violence, who gets into fights, or who likes to act tough is likely to behave the same way towards his wife and children. Does he or she have a “quick temper”? Does he tend to overreact to life’s little problems and frustrations? Does he punch walls or throw things when he’s upset? Any of these behaviors may be a sign of a person who will work out bad feelings with violence. Does he or she abuse alcohol or other drugs? There is a strong link between violence and problems with drugs – especially alcohol. Be alert to this possibility, particularly if he/she refuses to get help. But remember, violence is never CAUSED by alcohol or other drug use. They are 2 separate problems. If a person has a problem with alcohol or other drugs, he or she needs help with that problem. If they are ALSO abusive when under the influence, they need help with that problem AS WELL. Treating one will not necessarily stop the other. Is he or she jealous of your other relationships? Does he have strong traditional ideas about what a “man” should be and what a “woman” should be? Does he think a woman should stay at home, take care of her husband and children, and follow his wishes and orders? Does he or she keep tabs on you, needing to know where you are at all times? Does he have access to guns, knives or other lethal instruments? Does he talk of using them against other people, or threaten to use them to “get even”? Does he expect you to follow his advice at all times? Does he become angry if you do not fulfill all his wishes? Does he or she go through extreme highs and lows, almost as though they are 2 different people? Is he or she extremely kind one time, then extremely cruel another time? When he/she gets angry, are you afraid? Do you find that not making him or her angry has become a major part of your life? Do you do what he/she wants you to do, just to keep the peace? Does he/she ever physically force you to do something you do not want to do, or something he/she wants you to do? ARE YOU IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP? Look over the following questions. Think about how you are being treated and how you treat your partner. Remember, when one person scares, hurts, or continually puts down the other, it’s abuse. Does your partner… _____ Embarrass or make fun of you in front of your friends or family? _____ Put down your accomplishments or goals? _____ Make you feel like you are unable to make decisions? _____ Use intimidation of threats to gain compliance? _____ Tell you that you are nothing without them? _____ Treat you roughly – grab, push, pinch, shove, or hit you? _____ Call you several times a night or show up to make sure you are where you said you are? _____ Use alcohol or other drugs as an excuse for saying or doing hurtful things to you? _____ Blame you for how they feel or act? _____ Pressure you sexually for things you aren’t ready for or don’t want to do? _____ Make you feel like there is “no way out” of the relationship? _____ Prevent you from doing things you want – like spending time with your friends and family? _____ Try to keep you from leaving after a fight or leave you somewhere after a fight? Do you… _____ Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act? _____ Constantly make excuses to other people for your partner’s behavior? _____ Believe that you can help your partner change if you changed something about yourself? _____ Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make your partner angry? _____ Feel like, no matter what you do, you partner is not happy with you? _____ Always do what your partner wants to do, instead of what you want to do? _____ Stay with your partner because you are afraid of what he/she will do if you broke up? If any of these are happening in your relationship, talk to someone. Without some help, the abuse will continue. GETTING HELP – WORKPLACE APPROACHES TO DEALING WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE What to do… If you are experiencing domestic violence: — You may need to notify your supervisor about the circumstances of your situation so that you can be safe in the workplace — Discuss options available to you, e.g. scheduling, safety precautions, employee/family assistance benefits — Get an order of protection if you are being physically abused — Submit a recent photo of the perpetrator to University Police/Public Safety so they may recognize the perpetrator if he/she enters the campus — Contact the EAP for confidential help and advice If you are the co-worker of someone experiencing domestic violence: — If you suspect a co-worker is suffering abuse, do NOT directly confront him/her since it is important for an individual to self-disclose, for his/her own safety, well-being, and privacy. — Express concern and a willingness to listen and be supportive, if needed. — Offer support and listening; when the individual is ready, they will confide. — Suggest that the individual contact the EAP for confidential help and advice, if there is a problem. — If you witness an incident at work, contact University Police/Public Safety immediately. Make sure the incident is documented. If you are the supervisor or manager of an employee who is experiencing domestic violence: — Be aware of unusual absences or behavior and take note of bruises or emotional distress. — Offer your support and listening; let the employee know that you are available should they decide to discuss the problem. — Suggest that the individual contact the EAP for confidential help and advice, if there is a problem. — DO NOT TRY TO DIAGNOSE OR HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM. — If the employee has disclosed the situation to you, you may contact the EAP and/or human resources to discuss resources available, e.g. counseling, safety planning, flexible scheduling, time off, security measures, etc. — Assist the employee in documenting all incidents with the batterer which occur in the workplace. — Encourage the individual to seek help. — DO NOT DISCUSS THE SITUATION WITH ANYONE WITHOUT THE EMPLOYEE’S KNOWLEDGE AND PERMISSION. This is very important! — If the employee’s job performance is suffering as a result of a personal problem, use regular, administrative remedies to deal with those issues. Avoid “lumping” personal problems in with job performance issues. GETTING HELP – SAFETY PLANNING If you are still in the relationship: — Think of a safe place to go before an argument begins – avoid rooms with no exits (bathroom), or rooms with weapons (kitchen) — Think about and make a list of safe people to contact — Keep change with you at all times, or if possible, a cellular phone — Memorize all important phone numbers — Establish a code word or sign to alert neighbors, friends, family that you are in trouble (e.g. turning a light on or off) so they can call for help — Think about what you will say to your abuser if he/she becomes violent — Remember- you have the right to live without violence — Keep a bag packed with enough clothes for 2-3 days for yourself and your children, copies of important papers (see below), enough medication for 2-3 days (if you or your children need daily medications), account numbers, etc. (see list below) If you have left the relationship: — Change your phone number — Screen calls — Save and document all contacts, messages, injuries, or other incidents involving the batterer — Change locks if the batterer has a key — Avoid staying alone — Plan how to get away if confronted by your abuser — If you have to meet your partner, do so in a public place — Vary your routine Notify school and work contacts Call a shelter for battered women (if necessary) Do NOT go to a place where your abuser may likely find you (e.g. your mother’s home). This will put you AND the other person at risk. If you leave the relationship or are thinking of leaving, you should take important papers and documents with you to enable you to apply for benefits or take legal action. Important papers you should take include: 1. Social Security cards 2. Birth certificates for yourself and your children 3. Your marriage license 4. Leases or deeds to property 5. Your checkbook 6. Your charge cards 7. Bank statements 8. Charge account statements 9. Insurance policies 10. Proof of income, W2’s etc. 11. Immigration/citizenship papers for yourself and your children 12. Documentation of past abuses – photos, police reports, hospital/medical records, etc. REFERENCES NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, “Domestic Violence: Finding Safety and Support”, 1997 D.L. Fontes, Psy.D., “The Hidden Side of Spousal Abuse”, Employee Assistance Report, April 1999 Janet Reno, “Facing the Problem of Domestic Violence”, The Counselor, Nov-Dec 1998 ONLINE RESOURCES National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) Uplifting-Change Through Healing words (http://www.upliftingchangethroughhealingwords.com/#!get-involved/c1ghi) AOL Keyword “domestic violence” gives you thousands of references and resources for help with this problem http://www.upliftingchangethroughhealingwords.com/#!donate-money/c1190
18 minutes ago
Jennifer Lyles
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
18 minutes ago
Donna-Marie Thompson Shame on you SouthWest Airlines!
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UPDATE 4: A very passionate employee and defender of Southwest has suggested that we take it to the top. So I did. Here's the email I sent: Dear Mr. Kelly, I am the founder of a giant breed animal rescue I am reasonably sure you've never heard of. Read more ... I'm also a lawyer in my spare time. This rescue, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, is not like most other rescues and when we take on a project dog-related or not, we see it through. I do hope you don't mind blunt speech, because this email is replete with it. A few years ago, a family in Maryland adopted a dog from us. We learned recently that their three-year-old son, Daniel, is dying from a rare neuromuscular disease (leukodystrophy) and he has a very short time left. His family compiled a bucket list and one of the things on that list was a trip to a NASCAR race. Our rescue wanted to do more than offer our sympathy because with 300,000 fans, we thought we could do something to help fulfill this wish. Our volunteers managed to get tickets to the race, a place to stay, pit passes and donated miles for air travel. We thought we had it all nailed down. Last week, we talked to multiple people at Southwest to see what we could to address the travel issues, namely the conversion of pooled donated miles to acquire tickets for Daniel and his sister, mother and father. What we ran up against ranks high in my memory for worst corporate customer service experience ever. To begin with, aside from one very nice man named Brent, the experience was disastrous. After multiple attempts to obtain consistent answers, we spoke to what we were told was the Grand Pooh-bah of Community Relations and Giving, Ms. Debbie Wafford. We were told by Ms. Wafford that we really should scrap our whole project because it was a bad idea and we shouldn't try to help. Leaving aside the dubious value of that advice, she also told us that it would cost $80 per 8000 of donated miles. Considering the miles needed would be roughly 60,000 per person, it would cost more to donate than just buying the ticket outright. We did ask about donated flights and were told that they work exclusively with Make-A-Wish for those, which we understood. She also told us that the fee for pooled donations could not be waived because it's handled by a third-party company, Points.com. Being the intrepid and thorough people we are, we called them and managed to speak to the President of that company who informed us that they only charge $2 per transaction. This means the rest of the fee goes to Southwest Airlines, assuming, as I do, that he was honest with me. We spoke to many people at Southwest, and the overwhelming majority of them could not be bothered to care and told us essentially to suck it. Then they lied to us. I completely get that Southwest Airlines does not have to do charity. It's business and no one owes us jack. Just don't lie and tell us that the reason you can't waive a fee for donating miles is because it's out of your hands and in the hands of a third-party vendor (points.com) when that vendor then informed us they get $2 and the rest goes to Southwest. Instead, just tell me that you are sorry, but unless you are one of a handful of pre-selected charities (which we admittedly are not), corporate policy is to not waive fees to donate pooled miles. I would think the policy sucked, but I would accept it. I should also say that Southwest Airlines does doubtless get hundreds of charitable requests a day just like we get asked to take hundreds of dogs every day we can't help, but we didn't demand free flights. We asked to waive fees to donate pooled miles. That's not a monstrous request and to essentially ask for $600 in fees for a $500 ticket is stupid and anyone who accepts that offer needs a course in remedial economics. We posted our problem on our Facebook page and our nearly 300,000 fans have taken it to the masses. One of your employees, a very nice (and fiercely loyal to you) flight attendant named Beth Richard Wilson*, said that we shouldn't say that Southwest Airlines sucks if we don't take it to the top. So here we are and I am hoping that you are, in fact, the top and can answer whether this is actual corporate policy as we have been assured it is, or if this is the work of a surly employee who wants us to leave her alone so she can do her work. I have been emailed by someone named Shannon who I have not yet spoken to, but I somehow suspect that she is not the top of the food chain and our conversing with her alone will not satisfy Ms. Wilson. I confess that I am not supremely confident that this will find its way to you as I get 3500 emails a day in rescue and I can barely get to a fraction of my emails and I suspect yours is worse given your position. Nonetheless, I am giving it the old college try. I appreciate your consideration. Best Regards, -- Jean Harrison Big Fluffy Dog Rescue ************************************************************************ UPDATE 3: As a bit of additional background, the person at Southwest who initially told us that we should not try to help the family was Debbie Wafford, Senior Specialist at Southwest Airlines Community Relations and Giving. She also told us that the fee for pooled donations could not be waived because it's handled by a third party company, Points.com. So we called Points.com and actually spoke to their President. He says Points.com only charges $2 for their service, and that the rest of the fee ($80 for 8000 miles) for donating miles is Southwest Airlines' fee. In short, Southwest Airlines tells people the fee is all third party costs when the fee charged by that third party is nominal. SWA is still sucking in my book. UPDATE 2: We have an email from Southwest. Will keep everyone updated. UPDATE: A lot of people are asking about a reply they are getting from someone named Shannon at Southwest that states that they are reaching out to Daniel's family to see if they can help. As of 6:32 pm CST, no one has heard from anyone at Southwest Airlines that we are aware of. To the extent that someone at Southwest wants to talk to us, they should email jennifer@bigfluffydogs.com. That said, we have already had multiple discussions with Southwest's corporate people and were essentially told it was a bad idea to try to help this family. We disagree. Also, to clarify: We asked for a waiver of the fee to donate miles from multiple sources. Pooled miles cost money to donate, unlike other ways you could use miles for anyone. This is a lot of miles. US Air and Delta have not asked for money for pooled donations, but they did not have a direct flight available, hence the focus initially on Southwest Airlines. ************************************************** And now, a rant and a request, brought to you by a disgruntled rescue that is none too happy with a major airline. Fans, this is Daniel. Daniel is a 3 year old boy whose family adopted a dog from us several years ago. Daniel is terminally ill with a very rare neuromuscular disease and his family compiled a bucket list for him to cram a lifetime of memories into a very short time. BFDR wanted to do something beyond offering our sympathy, so the very amazing Jennifer Kinney set to work setting the trip of a lifetime up for the family of four to attend Talladega next month. NASCAR, the local police, fans and random people everywhere came together to get this family a place to stay, tickets to the race, pit passes and other things to make this a trip to remember. One of the things we thought we had covered was the airline tickets to travel from Baltimore to Birmingham. People offered to donate miles to help them get there. Then Southwest Airlines decided to suck. Yes, I'm talking about you https://www.facebook.com/Southwest. Southwest not only says they will charge donors for donating miles, their corporate donations people actively tried to discourage the trip. The official word from Southwest was that they will not donate tickets unless Make A Wish is involved and Make A Wish has already granted this family one wish. Why it should matter to Southwest is beyond me, but charging for the donation of miles is not OK. So, we'll buy their tickets*. We need to fundraise $3500 to buy this family of four tickets to get to Talladega. This is likely the last trip this family will take as Daniel is fading. We wanted him to have the trip all little boys want where he gets to see an honest to God NASCAR race up close and in person. We will make sure he gets it, even if Southwest Airlines sucks epicly. Our fans have already made this a trip of a lifetime, and this is the last piece of the puzzle. Please spread the word and donate if you can. Feel free to spread the word that Southwest wanted to charge for donating miles to help a dying boy. If you would like to donate, please do so here: http://bigfluffydogs.com/pay-online.php. Make sure you email jean@bigfluffydogs.com after you donate and put the word "Daniel" in the subject line. I will post and let you know when we have what we need. Thanks for being the best fans in the world and helping a dying boy even when Southwest Airlines wants to profit from the well wishes of people. *But not from Southwest. We are trying to book with US Air or Delta. PS to the Twitterati - the tweet link is here: https://twitter.com/bigfluffydogs/status/517118502592065536
21 minutes ago
Sue Nash
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
21 minutes ago
Ivana Molineris
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:: Mondays just got a whole lot better because of these red hot bad boys
22 minutes ago
Linda Seaman Holder Today on the morning bus route I had to call in for back-up before I got to the high school I was delivering to. Actually, I called in and asked for a witness to meet me at the bus stop. When I pulled in, I knew I didn't need all the students on the Read more ... bus to hear my diatribe, so I opened the door and said, "Anyone going to the Career Center this morning can get off now." and three people, maybe five got up and left. Next was, "Anyone who got on the bus AFTER I arrived at Dacusville Elementary can get off the bus." About that time I heard a girl in the back say, "She can't keep us on this bus," to which I replied, "Oh, yes, I can." By then I was on a roll, so I kept on. "All girls get off the bus." To explain this I need to go back before I arrived at the Dacusville drop-off. A small girl walked up to the driver's seat (me) and said, "Those big boys in the back are saying bad words." I turned to the sweet face and said, "Okay, I'll take care of them. Thank you." Now that everyone but the 'big boys' were off the bus, I let my 'witness' get on the bus while I walked to the back to give 'em my lecture for the day. There were about ten of them lounging around waiting in the very back of the bus where they thought they were safe. "Fellas, you are in training here be an adult. There are some lessons you need to learn. I realize men cuss, but there are rules to being a gentlemen that you need to learn, and today is as good a day as any to learn them. #1. Don't cuss so that small children can hear you. #2. don't cuss in front of girls or women. #3 if you do, apologize. If you decide to be profane, I don't want these children to hear it. Got it?" "Yes, Ma'am." "I don't want the girls on the bus to hear it. Got it?" "Yes, Ma'am." "And I don't want to hear it. got it?" "Yes, Ma'am." " So ends the lesson for the day. Get off the bus."
24 minutes ago
Aduma Jeremiah Omadachi Everyone Gotta Read This.....
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
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Amaris Blackmore Looking forward to Hardly Strickly this weekend! How do they make all this free music happen every year? We'll for sure be there on Saturday, ring us if ya wanna try to meet up! Friday Banjo Stage (Hellman Hollow) Noon Peter Rowan’s Twang an’ Read more ... Groove 1:15 p.m. The Waybacks 2:40 p.m. John Prine 4:15 p.m. Dry Branch Fire Squad 5:45 p.m. Ryan Adams Arrow Stage (Hellman Hollow) Noon Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun 1:15 p.m. Buckwheat Zydeco 2:35 p.m. Hurray for the Riff Raff 4:15 p.m. Cibo Matto with Nels Cline 5:45 p.m. Yo La Tengo Rooster Stage (Marx Meadow) Noon Waxahatchee 1 p.m. The Good Life 2:10 p.m. Jonathan Wilson 3:20 p.m. Sharon Van Etten 4:30 p.m. Dawes 5:45 p.m. Conor Oberst Star Stage (Lindley Meadow) 10:30 a.m. PMW 11 a.m. The Aquabats! 1:30 p.m. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down 2:10 p.m. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones 4:30 p.m. Lucinda Williams Saturday Porch Stage (JFK Drive at Transverse Drive) 11 a.m. The Mastersons 12:10 p.m. Rose’s Pawn Shop 1:25 p.m. The Felice Brothers 2:40 p.m. Parker Millsap 3:50 p.m. Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas 4:50 p.m. Chris Smither 6:05 p.m. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Banjo Stage 11 a.m. McCrary Sisters 12:10 p.m. Alison Brown Quintet 1:25 p.m. The Time Jumpers 2:45 p.m. Holler Down the Hollow — A Hardly Strictly Salute to the Masters 4:25 p.m. Dave Rawlings Machine 5:45 p.m. Steve Earle and the Dukes Arrow Stage 11 a.m. Evolfo 12:05 p.m. Blue Rodeo 1:15 p.m. Johnnyswim 2:30 p.m. St. Paul and the Broken Bones 3:50 p.m. Jon Batiste and Stay Human 4:55 p.m. Reckless Kelly 6:15 p.m. The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock Rooster Stage 11 a.m. Carlene Carter Noon Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars, featuring Tony Joe White, Shawn Colvin, Nikki Lane, Striking Matches and Kate York 5:30 p.m. Robert Earl Keen Star Stage 11 a.m. Whograss 12:30 p.m. Bad Luck Jonathan 2:10 p.m. Justin Townes Earle 3:55 p.m. Mavis Staples 5:45 p.m. Chris Isaak Towers of Gold Stage (Lindley Meadow) 11:40 a.m. Red Baraat 1:20 p.m. Deltron 3030 with the 3030 Orchestra 3:05 p.m. Built to Spill 4:45 p.m. Social Distortion Next Sunday Porch Stage 11 a.m. Jesse DeNatale 12:10 p.m. Chuck Cannon 1:25 p.m. The High Bar Gang 2:40 p.m. Shelly Colvin 3:55 p.m. Caitlin Rose 5:10 p.m. Sarah Jarosz 6:20 p.m. Rising Appalachia Banjo Stage 11 a.m. Malawi Mouse Boys 12:05 p.m. Hot Rize 1:25 p.m. Jerry Douglass Presents Ears of Leicester 2:45 p.m. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys 4:05 p.m. Tweedy 5:45 p.m. Emmylou Harris Arrow Stage 11 a.m. The Sam Chase 12:05 p.m. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1:25 p.m. Moonalice 2:45 p.m. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings 4:10 p.m. Lukas Newlson and Promise of the Real 5:45 p.m. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Rooster Stage 11 a.m. The Go to Hell Man Clan 12:10 p.m. Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin 1:25 p.m. Sun Kil Moon 2:45 p.m. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express 4 p.m. T Bone Burnett 5:30 p.m. Jason Isbell Star Stage 11:45 a.m. Robbie Fulks 1:15 p.m. The Lone Bellow 2:50 p.m. Rosanne Cash 4:30 p.m. Lake Street Dive 6:10 p.m. Bruce Cockburn Towers of Gold Stage 11 a.m. The Apache Relay 12:30 p.m. Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 2 p.m. Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Cairo Gang 3:40 p.m. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn 5:20 p.m. Dwight Yoakam Unlike
26 minutes ago
Lynda Rider
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
30 minutes ago
Robin Lea If it hasn't already, this should go viral. Lynette Long, Danielle Maddox, Michelle Gibson Cindy Lee Hudson Cindy Goode Lesley Goode Cobb Lori Hensley-Camp Gina Lori Barbara Kordsmeier Marsha Mayor Mayfield
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UPDATE 4: A very passionate employee and defender of Southwest has suggested that we take it to the top. So I did. Here's the email I sent: Dear Mr. Kelly, I am the founder of a giant breed animal rescue I am reasonably sure you've never heard of. Read more ... I'm also a lawyer in my spare time. This rescue, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, is not like most other rescues and when we take on a project dog-related or not, we see it through. I do hope you don't mind blunt speech, because this email is replete with it. A few years ago, a family in Maryland adopted a dog from us. We learned recently that their three-year-old son, Daniel, is dying from a rare neuromuscular disease (leukodystrophy) and he has a very short time left. His family compiled a bucket list and one of the things on that list was a trip to a NASCAR race. Our rescue wanted to do more than offer our sympathy because with 300,000 fans, we thought we could do something to help fulfill this wish. Our volunteers managed to get tickets to the race, a place to stay, pit passes and donated miles for air travel. We thought we had it all nailed down. Last week, we talked to multiple people at Southwest to see what we could to address the travel issues, namely the conversion of pooled donated miles to acquire tickets for Daniel and his sister, mother and father. What we ran up against ranks high in my memory for worst corporate customer service experience ever. To begin with, aside from one very nice man named Brent, the experience was disastrous. After multiple attempts to obtain consistent answers, we spoke to what we were told was the Grand Pooh-bah of Community Relations and Giving, Ms. Debbie Wafford. We were told by Ms. Wafford that we really should scrap our whole project because it was a bad idea and we shouldn't try to help. Leaving aside the dubious value of that advice, she also told us that it would cost $80 per 8000 of donated miles. Considering the miles needed would be roughly 60,000 per person, it would cost more to donate than just buying the ticket outright. We did ask about donated flights and were told that they work exclusively with Make-A-Wish for those, which we understood. She also told us that the fee for pooled donations could not be waived because it's handled by a third-party company, Points.com. Being the intrepid and thorough people we are, we called them and managed to speak to the President of that company who informed us that they only charge $2 per transaction. This means the rest of the fee goes to Southwest Airlines, assuming, as I do, that he was honest with me. We spoke to many people at Southwest, and the overwhelming majority of them could not be bothered to care and told us essentially to suck it. Then they lied to us. I completely get that Southwest Airlines does not have to do charity. It's business and no one owes us jack. Just don't lie and tell us that the reason you can't waive a fee for donating miles is because it's out of your hands and in the hands of a third-party vendor (points.com) when that vendor then informed us they get $2 and the rest goes to Southwest. Instead, just tell me that you are sorry, but unless you are one of a handful of pre-selected charities (which we admittedly are not), corporate policy is to not waive fees to donate pooled miles. I would think the policy sucked, but I would accept it. I should also say that Southwest Airlines does doubtless get hundreds of charitable requests a day just like we get asked to take hundreds of dogs every day we can't help, but we didn't demand free flights. We asked to waive fees to donate pooled miles. That's not a monstrous request and to essentially ask for $600 in fees for a $500 ticket is stupid and anyone who accepts that offer needs a course in remedial economics. We posted our problem on our Facebook page and our nearly 300,000 fans have taken it to the masses. One of your employees, a very nice (and fiercely loyal to you) flight attendant named Beth Richard Wilson*, said that we shouldn't say that Southwest Airlines sucks if we don't take it to the top. So here we are and I am hoping that you are, in fact, the top and can answer whether this is actual corporate policy as we have been assured it is, or if this is the work of a surly employee who wants us to leave her alone so she can do her work. I have been emailed by someone named Shannon who I have not yet spoken to, but I somehow suspect that she is not the top of the food chain and our conversing with her alone will not satisfy Ms. Wilson. I confess that I am not supremely confident that this will find its way to you as I get 3500 emails a day in rescue and I can barely get to a fraction of my emails and I suspect yours is worse given your position. Nonetheless, I am giving it the old college try. I appreciate your consideration. Best Regards, -- Jean Harrison Big Fluffy Dog Rescue ************************************************************************ UPDATE 3: As a bit of additional background, the person at Southwest who initially told us that we should not try to help the family was Debbie Wafford, Senior Specialist at Southwest Airlines Community Relations and Giving. She also told us that the fee for pooled donations could not be waived because it's handled by a third party company, Points.com. So we called Points.com and actually spoke to their President. He says Points.com only charges $2 for their service, and that the rest of the fee ($80 for 8000 miles) for donating miles is Southwest Airlines' fee. In short, Southwest Airlines tells people the fee is all third party costs when the fee charged by that third party is nominal. SWA is still sucking in my book. UPDATE 2: We have an email from Southwest. Will keep everyone updated. UPDATE: A lot of people are asking about a reply they are getting from someone named Shannon at Southwest that states that they are reaching out to Daniel's family to see if they can help. As of 6:32 pm CST, no one has heard from anyone at Southwest Airlines that we are aware of. To the extent that someone at Southwest wants to talk to us, they should email jennifer@bigfluffydogs.com. That said, we have already had multiple discussions with Southwest's corporate people and were essentially told it was a bad idea to try to help this family. We disagree. Also, to clarify: We asked for a waiver of the fee to donate miles from multiple sources. Pooled miles cost money to donate, unlike other ways you could use miles for anyone. This is a lot of miles. US Air and Delta have not asked for money for pooled donations, but they did not have a direct flight available, hence the focus initially on Southwest Airlines. ************************************************** And now, a rant and a request, brought to you by a disgruntled rescue that is none too happy with a major airline. Fans, this is Daniel. Daniel is a 3 year old boy whose family adopted a dog from us several years ago. Daniel is terminally ill with a very rare neuromuscular disease and his family compiled a bucket list for him to cram a lifetime of memories into a very short time. BFDR wanted to do something beyond offering our sympathy, so the very amazing Jennifer Kinney set to work setting the trip of a lifetime up for the family of four to attend Talladega next month. NASCAR, the local police, fans and random people everywhere came together to get this family a place to stay, tickets to the race, pit passes and other things to make this a trip to remember. One of the things we thought we had covered was the airline tickets to travel from Baltimore to Birmingham. People offered to donate miles to help them get there. Then Southwest Airlines decided to suck. Yes, I'm talking about you https://www.facebook.com/Southwest. Southwest not only says they will charge donors for donating miles, their corporate donations people actively tried to discourage the trip. The official word from Southwest was that they will not donate tickets unless Make A Wish is involved and Make A Wish has already granted this family one wish. Why it should matter to Southwest is beyond me, but charging for the donation of miles is not OK. So, we'll buy their tickets*. We need to fundraise $3500 to buy this family of four tickets to get to Talladega. This is likely the last trip this family will take as Daniel is fading. We wanted him to have the trip all little boys want where he gets to see an honest to God NASCAR race up close and in person. We will make sure he gets it, even if Southwest Airlines sucks epicly. Our fans have already made this a trip of a lifetime, and this is the last piece of the puzzle. Please spread the word and donate if you can. Feel free to spread the word that Southwest wanted to charge for donating miles to help a dying boy. If you would like to donate, please do so here: http://bigfluffydogs.com/pay-online.php. Make sure you email jean@bigfluffydogs.com after you donate and put the word "Daniel" in the subject line. I will post and let you know when we have what we need. Thanks for being the best fans in the world and helping a dying boy even when Southwest Airlines wants to profit from the well wishes of people. *But not from Southwest. We are trying to book with US Air or Delta. PS to the Twitterati - the tweet link is here: https://twitter.com/bigfluffydogs/status/517118502592065536
31 minutes ago
Alina N I was nominated by Alisa Lova John Cordero to name 15 movies. 15 is not enough to name all my favorites but here are 15 of them: 1. Fast and Furious (all) 2. The Marine (all) 3. Scooby Do wrestlemania mystery 4. Inside Out 5. White Men Can't Jump 6. Read more ... Ted 7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 8.Meet Joe Black 9. Ghostbusters 10. Mall Cop 11. Bad Boys (all) 12. Men In Black (all) 13. Taken (all) 14. Expendables 15.Dirty Dancing I nominate Melissa M. Quinones, Kenny Latham, Nicole Parascando
32 minutes ago
Tanya Malone
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
34 minutes ago
King Ozzy El Halabi
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
36 minutes ago
Cheryl Henderson
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
42 minutes ago
Cirilo Belaniso pls! pray for this boy for his recovery, kinsa ang naa malumoy nga kasing-kasing tabangi pra surgery
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"Sharing for helping news spreading." If you want to be a part of helping, please share and spread this news. This poor boy got burnt badly from the hot cooking oil. If you feel compassion to him or know how to heal, you can type your good words to Read more ... give him supports or give your good advice here. Thank you very much. ขอ 1 แชร์ เพื่อกระจายข่าวช่วยเหลือ และช่วยพิมพ์ให้กำลังใจด้วยจ้า เด็กน้อยวัย 3 ขวบ10 เดือน ถูกน้ำมันร้อนๆลวกที่ใบหน้ามา1ปีกว่าคะ ฐานะทางบ้านเด็กยากจนคะ คุณพ่อชื่อ นายสรศักดิ์ แสนบุราณ เบอร์โทร 082-7259950 ย่าผู้ดูแลป้อนข้าวป้อนน้ำน้องคะ เบอร์โทร 083-1643427 ที่อยู่ 35/1 หมู่ 4 เเขวงหนองปลิง เขตเลาขวัญ จ.กาญจนบุรี 71210 ฝากแชร์จาก คุณอุชเชนี วงศ์มณี (นักวิทยาศาสตร์ ร.พ. ศิริราช)
43 minutes ago
Jean Jeannie
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
46 minutes ago
Derek Winborne
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
47 minutes ago
Nancy Hutchinson
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
47 minutes ago
Maricel Llabore Annie
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"Sharing for helping news spreading." If you want to be a part of helping, please share and spread this news. This poor boy got burnt badly from the hot cooking oil. If you feel compassion to him or know how to heal, you can type your good words to Read more ... give him supports or give your good advice here. Thank you very much. ขอ 1 แชร์ เพื่อกระจายข่าวช่วยเหลือ และช่วยพิมพ์ให้กำลังใจด้วยจ้า เด็กน้อยวัย 3 ขวบ10 เดือน ถูกน้ำมันร้อนๆลวกที่ใบหน้ามา1ปีกว่าคะ ฐานะทางบ้านเด็กยากจนคะ คุณพ่อชื่อ นายสรศักดิ์ แสนบุราณ เบอร์โทร 082-7259950 ย่าผู้ดูแลป้อนข้าวป้อนน้ำน้องคะ เบอร์โทร 083-1643427 ที่อยู่ 35/1 หมู่ 4 เเขวงหนองปลิง เขตเลาขวัญ จ.กาญจนบุรี 71210 ฝากแชร์จาก คุณอุชเชนี วงศ์มณี (นักวิทยาศาสตร์ ร.พ. ศิริราช)
50 minutes ago
Maureen Horner
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Dear Baby Jesus, I prayz for alla my friendz an furiendz in alla dere needz, please hear dere prayerz. I prayz for alla da homeless an stray animals. Dat dey be safe an have food an shelter an find loving forever homes. I prayz dat you know sometimes Read more ... it may feel too hard to do it alone. Sometimes it may seem like you can't figure it out by yourself. Sometimes will and strength and courage are not enough. Sometimes in your life you will need to call out for help. Call on God. God will be there. Prayz on it For Clarisse Andrus during this very sad time in the loss of her sweet Peanut. Lord we ask you grant her Your loving comfort and peace. For Ms. Carla an family as dey find dere way in dis sad time. May dey feel da lubz from all of Corgi Nation an alla dere family an friends.Put Your arms around dem Lord an bring dem Your comfort an peace. For Ms. Darlenes friend who had surgery for cancer. We pray for positive healing. In Jesus name. For Joplin the Corgi....Lord lay You healing hands on him. For BJ, who really needs a lot of You tender mercies Lord. Please heal him O Lord and let him know love and happiness an what a loving family is like. In Jesus name, Amen For alla da people in Israel to be safe and have courage to do what is right. An for peace to reign over all nations of da world. For my Mama an Papa to be safe an healthy cause I lubz an needz dem . For special intentions of my Mama an Papa. You know what dem needs, Lord. An please, in Your tender loving mercy, help Mama on dis journey you need her to walk. Cause we lubz her an dont wanna see her hurting an sad an scared. In Jesus name, I pray For my sister Mary. Watch over her an please let her always know how much she is loved. For my husband, my Honey Boy, Tucker, an for his Mama who is having a really bad problem wif her back right now, an his Dadz who hasn't been feeling well lately, an his sissy Holly who has Graves Disease and for alla his family, cause I lubz dem an dey really need some extra prayers right now an dey are now my family! I prayz dey all lubz me as much as I lubz dem! Thank You Baby Jesus for hearing my prayers an those of my parents an alla our friends. For Ms. Beth Zentner an Princess. Please watch over dem an bring dem Your loving comfort an peace. For my bestie, Mercy. I lubz my bestie so so much. She is da super bestest bestie and she so deserves everything wonderful in life. Thank you Lord for helping to continue her dreams! For Logan who is ailing. Please let da therapy help him feel better. For sweet Bella, please help heal her eyes. I pray in Jesus name For Aunt Nancy.s precious Chewy. An also for Wyatt. Watch over an help dem Lord. In Jesus name An also for Aunt Nancy who needs You to touch her heart in a special way to help her deal wif things. And welcome Chewy into Your Loving arms an hold her close. Let her know she was so very loved here on Earth. Not only by her family, but her extended family as well.
52 minutes ago
Horace Jenkins
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
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4 Good Reasons For A Man To Hit A Woman Lately, there has been much discussion about violence against women by the men in their life. Many have said there is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman but I disagree and today I am speaking out! Read more ... I have six sons and I have taught them what my father taught my brothers and I: there are four good reasons for a man to hit the woman he loves; 1. Fire. If you look over at the woman you love and discover flames have overtaken your girl, you should absolutely knock her to the ground and start rolling her around. 2. Spider. If your princess discovers a spider wandering across her shoulder and with sheer terror in her voice says “GET. IT. Off! You should smack that 8 legged sucker right off of her. 3. Choking. If over dinner she begins to laugh at another one of your amazingly funny stories and in the process, lodges a bit of her steak in her throat, you have my full support to yank her out of her chair, spin her around and start squeezing her beneath her rib-cage until she spits up! 4. Train. If, while enjoying a peaceful, after dinner walk with your lover, you notice she has wandered into the path of a quickly approaching oncoming train, by all means, grab her by her arm and like the strong man you are, yank her backwards aggressively. Absent the presence of fire, spiders, choking or trains, dad taught us boys there is never, ever, ever, ever, ever a justifiable reason for a man to strike a woman. Period. He said real men don’t do it. He then added this important definition about being a ‘real man’ which I want to share with all men today; “Real men don’t allow other men to hit women either.” I call upon my brothers-in-manhood everywhere to join with me in ZERO TOLERANCE for violence against women. Don’t hit and don’t tolerate hitting. That woman you see getting abused by her “man”, at the club or in the parking lot or even, oh let’s say, an elevator; intervene. Put yourself between the abuser and the victim. Is that dangerous? Could be. But it’s what a real man would do. Always remind yourself when you witness violence on a woman- that is somebody’s mother, daughter or sister. Just for the record, it IS your business if you decide to make it your business. In the Dunn household, my sons know we consider the safety of other women, our personal business, whether the abuser likes it or not. Lastly, a note to the abused women of the world- do not take one more punch, slap or kick from any man. There is NOTHING that makes it okay. Stop making excuses for him. He is a broken man and needs to be repaired before he is worthy of spending another second in your presence. Insist on it. 5 Bad Reasons Women Let Men Hit Them; 1. “He was drunk”. So what? He will be drunk again. And although I have personally never been drunk, I know many people who do occasionally get intoxicated- NONE of them hit their women. Your husband or boyfriend is not NORMAL. Stop trying to convince yourself he is. 2. “He’s under a lot of stress”. Real men deal with stress by hitting the gym, hitting a golf ball or even hitting the buffet. They do NOT hit women. Stress is not a gateway emotion to violence for healthy, normal men. 3. “I deserved it”. What???? No. There is nothing you or any woman can do to validate violence against you. Maybe you have done something so bad he leaves you, but violence is not on the list of options for him to choose from when he is upset. NEVER AN OPTION. 4. “His dad abused his mom. It’s all he knows.” When I hear that statement, it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So what if he witnessed abuse as a child?? If anything, he knows better than others the hurt and pain that comes from abuse. In life we witness lots of things that are bad but we don’t then go integrate them into our own lives. If your man abuses you because he witness abuse, let him go witness therapy. Let him go witness a support group. Let him go witness life alone without you and the children. 5. “It was only once. He apologized.” Statistics say that where there is a “first time”, there is a second time. Your response to the “first time” needs to send an incredibly clear message to your “man” that there will be no second time. Send that message so clearly it haunts him. Make a bold statement with action attached. It is the ‘action’ that will signal the level of your seriousness. That might be calling the police, it might be moving out for a week or two, it might be telling him to leave for a week or require immediate counseling. Your words to him after being hit MUST be followed up with immediate action to reinforce the true level of intolerance you have for violence against yourself. You might be shocked to learn that someone in your life is an abuser, which means somebody in your life is a victim. Rather than guessing who it might be, just share this article with everyone so it reaches the ones who need to hear it most. Abusers, be on notice- I’m watching. My sons are watching. And millions of other real men are watching. We WILL defend and protect your wife, your mother and your sister….even from you. Troy Dunn www.fb.com/troythelocator @thelocator SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE #RealMenDontHit #troythelocator #familythegoodfword #drphil
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