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Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2013 at 10:31am

Booklover the tasered cat really made me laugh!!

LOL

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2013 at 5:06am

"from ancient grudge new mutiny breaks forth". I wish I knew how to get rid of old resentments. I can hold on to them longer than the Mafia!

Violence in the home is a horrible thing. Here in Denmark there's been some attention recently to the problem of women who beat. It seems to be a more common occurence among the younger generation. That said, the "traditional" form is still dominant.

The tazered cat is great :D Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 8, 2013 at 3:13am

One Billion Rising

"In one week, Eve Ensler’s exciting project, One Billion Rising, will culminate in 48 hours of striking, dancing and rising. The project is a movement to raise global awareness and combat violence against women. 197 countries will be taking part in this event. 

 

"In one week, Eve Ensler’s exciting project, One Billion Rising, will culminate in 48 hours of striking, dancing and rising. The project is a movement to raise global awareness and combat violence against women. 197 countries will be taking part in this event."

"In her video, Ensler said she wants to make stopping violence against women the center of the global agenda, and she hopes everyone takes a pledge on February 14, regarding what they are going to personally do to end this violence."

Comment by Plinius on February 8, 2013 at 2:13am

Yes Joan, and I'm nauseated everytime people make a show of their being ´loving parents of súch a nice family´- brrrr!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2013 at 5:31pm

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold

Her voice is like gentle breezes in fields of gold.  

Comment by booklover on February 7, 2013 at 4:47pm

And now something to smile about! :)

Comment by booklover on February 7, 2013 at 4:44pm

I always had a loving mom and 2 sets of grandparents (one that lived in our city and I spent lots of wonderful time with), they were actually my real 'fathers' parents.  I still am angry about growing up with an asshole of a stepdad, but I wouldn't hurt my mom's feelings by telling her that now.  She was just doing the best she could at the time.  I had a pretty good childhood, but I know my 'dad' abandoning us to party his life away affected me in a terrible way.  I clung to my high school boyfriend for security, and we got married too young, but it turned out well.  We've been married 25 years, and he is a really good husband and father.  I wouldn't change a thing, because then I wouldn't have the kids I have now.  My mom says that too about marrying my 'father.'  So, life goes on... :)

Comment by Patricia on February 7, 2013 at 4:21pm

Oh yeah, I got told by neighborhood kids I couldn't play in their groups if I ALWAYS had to have that little kid with me all the time......not their fault, good ol' mummy should have been good ol' mummy!

Comment by Patricia on February 7, 2013 at 3:53pm

Thank you guys for listening & the input....it helps plenty!!!

Sk8eycat, good ol' mummy lives in Lancaster so she's closer to you than us.....hahahaha!!!! Look oouuuttt she may try to convert ya......hahaha!!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 7, 2013 at 3:52pm

Joan, I think I can partially understand where you and others are coming from.  Even though I've had a relatively easy life, I still don't find humor in violence, or mistreating others.

 

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