Hey, good news – it looks like my comment section is back. It must have taken the wrong bus or the wrong turn at Albuquerque…
In an insane world, the sane are considered mad. The madness expressed by US endless resource wars; expressed in Christchurch a few days ago; expressed by children having to mass-protest against the destruction for profit of a world because adults won’t do it and their representatives are by and large bought-an-paid-for by the destroyers; expressed on the streets with noise and homelessness is IMO symptomatic of a subconscious awareness that as a species we have exceeded the limits to growth and have doomed ourselves, as the following seems to indicate. How much is man made? How much a result of natural causes? Matters not. What matters is what we could do to reverse the man-made disaster. Will we?
The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption is a work of investigative journalism by Dahr Jamail, conducted during the period April 2016 to July 2017 on the front lines of human-caused climate disruption. Having lived in Alaska for ten years (1996-2006), Jamail had witnessed the dramatic impact of global warming on the glaciers there.
Jamail’s original aim was to alert readers about “the urgency of our planetary crisis through firsthand accounts of what is happening to the glaciers, forest, wildlife, coral reefs, and oceans, alongside data provided by leading scientists who study them.” His reporting took him to climate disruption hot spots in Alaska, California, Florida, and Montana in the United States; Palau in the Western Pacific Ocean; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; and the Amazon Forest in Manaus, Brazil. His grief at what was happening to nature made him realize that “only…
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This prompt should get some peoples’ creative juices flowing!
March 2019 Blog Battle
Our word this month is:
You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.
Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.
Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!
The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.
Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.
- 1000 words max (give or take a few)
- fictional tale (or true if you really want)
- Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
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This I had to reblog, just to make more people aware that the child bride abuse in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India and non-Western countries is just as rampant in the good ol’ US of A. Read it and weep.
Florida’s halls of power currently side with the rapist, not the rape victims, if the parents are ok with it.
Sherry Johnson was raped at age 8 and became pregnant at age 10. She was forced to marry her rapist at age 11. To keep the abuse secret, Sherry says her parents forced her to marry the 20-year-old bishop who raped her. She became a wife and a mother by the fifth grade.
Sherry could not get a divorce until she was 18. By that time, she had six children with the man who continued to rape her legally. She had to abandon high school due to repeated pregnancies.
Currently, she is an advocate to end child marriage in the U.S. (huge uphill fight)
In Florida marriage laws have a loophole that allows children under the age of 16 to get married if they’re pregnant and have the consent of…
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Are writers and singers beginning to write proper protest songs again, as they did in the Sixties? We need more of these…
Why do we build the wall, my children, my children?
Why do we build the wall?
How does the wall keep us free, my children, my children?
How does the wall keep us free?
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I’m reblogging from this site but if you do not like the black backgound (I don’t) go to
Source: Murdering the Truth is Terrorism | New Eastern Outlook
Dec 20, 2018
Americans are being dragged into a war with Russia and I can readily see by comments on blogs that the anti-Russia propaganda is working wonderfully well, especially now that Trump has announced withdrawal from Syria. Immediately social media was a-buzz with the same argument used years ago against withdrawal from Vietnam, ergo, there would be endless massacres if the godly USA military wasn’t there to keep the peace. It’s like they opened up the tombs…!
Dec 20, 2018
The New York Times, in early December 2018, ran a 5000-word article outlining how Russian propaganda, supported by independent media, has destroyed America’s understanding of what is real and true. This time I wasn’t cited personally as last year when Newsweek, the Washington Post, Politico and The Hill named me as a Russian agent.
Endless hours with Federal investigators began to recreate a sense of reality. They genuinely began to understand that they are the ones who have been the victims, fed a narrative of lies for years. It was heartening.
In particular, the times went after the downing of MH17, the Skripal poisoning, or whatever it was, various gas attacks, the alleged election rigging, blaming Russia for making it hard for them to get their version out and believed.
For my part…
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