In memory of my daughter
Kimberlee J Deinema
In memory of my daughter
Kimberlee J Deinema(November 20, 1991 – January 24, 2017)
“Across The Universe”
”THIS” is not my personal story but one that needs to be repeated.
Sadly, it has now come to my family.
Heroin use and overdoses are skyrocketing. Deaths have tripled since 2010, a fact that can often be dismissed until there’s a face to this reality.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death in 2014 put a face on heroin addiction. But what if the most powerful face of the disease, at least to you, is your own son’s?
Our oldest son, Richie, became addicted to painkillers at 21 after he broke his wrist skateboarding. He moved from OxyContin to heroin when the former became too expensive and the latter was seen as a cheap substitute.
Richie became an addict over the span of a few short months in 2013. As soon as we discovered his addiction, he went to drug rehab and sought help. Home for the holidays, happy and clean, he was contacted by his old drug dealer, and in a moment of weakness, he relapsed and died at our home, literally in my arms, from a heroin overdose.
He is not alone.A hundred Americans die every day from drug overdose. Drug use currently affects 7 percent of the population, or about 16 million people, with youths now exhibiting a higher incidence of drug use than adults. Studies suggest that some 38,900 deaths occur annually from drug overdose.
Who can deny that this scourge is a profoundly moral issue? Instead of recognizing it for what it is and seeking national healing, many of us have called it “sin,” turning victims into perpetrators who are punished rather than treated as having a disease. The
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I am sharing this now… Something I never thought I would “personally” have stake in.
Death took my daughter, in an instant of weakness, he took her from her family.
GMO Arctic Apples to Hit Shelves Without Clear Labeling*
By Lorraine Chow
The first genetically modified (GMO) apples, which are engineered to resist browning when sliced, will arrive in select midwestern U.S. stores next month. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, will be packaged as “grab-and-go” slices, according to Capital Press.
A customer will only know that the fruit is genetically modified by scanning the packaging with a smartphone. The company is adhering to the new GMO food labeling act which allows businesses to use a QR code instead of clear wording that informs consumers if a product contains GMO ingredients.
“We are selling it under the Arctic brand and we’ve had a lot of press and attention, so I assume most people will know what it is,” Okanagan’s founder and president Neal Carter told Capital Press.
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January 23, 2017
With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump has unraveled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, withdrawing the US from the controversial free trade pact. Ed Schultz, host of “News With Ed,” joins Simone Del Rosario to discuss the move. Meanwhile, the future of NAFTA remains uncertain as talks of renegotiating the Clinton-era trade pact buzz around the White House. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich joins to discuss.
I’ve shown my book to a few people recently and one of the things people have picked up on is that my main character Tyger might be a little hard to warm to, not always that likeable perhaps. Obviously I don’t want readers to hate my main character, she’s supposed to be a dynamic and exciting hero. I write her deliberately tough, possibly a little too harsh at times and definitely unempathetic. But at the same time I don’t want her to be a bully.
These thoughts coincided with my reading Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test, in which the journalist, humorist and documentary maker visits various potential and actual psychopaths armed with a copy of the Hare PCL-R checklist for diagnosing the condition. Psychopathic traits included:
Glibness / Superficial Charm
Need for stimulation, proneness to boredom
Cunning / manipulative
Poor behavioural controls
Early behaviour problems
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If a women who suffers rape or sexual abuse and through no fault of their own find themselves pregnant should they then be forced to go through with the pregnancy? According to misogynistic men who represent pro life who don’t have to go through this the answer is yes. They say for the sake of the child they become their voice. This completely denies women the right to make decisions over their own bodies. It sees them having suffered one traumatic event forced to go through another. This child that would be created would be from violence, force and perversion, not love. That child may grow up looking like his dad, the abuser, the rapist. How would he/she react knowing they were created from a heinous act and look like the perpetrator of such an awful act. How will loved ones around them be. Will the biological imperative mean that…
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Source – robertfkennedyjr.com
– “… Huffington Post-which has a standing policy against publishing stories on vaccine safety or critiques of corruption at CDC’s vaccine division-mistakenly printed a favorable review of the film Trace Amounts by one of its writers, nine year HuffPo veteran,Tamar Abrams. Thirty minutes after the article went live on the Huffington Post site, the publisher disappeared it”:
(Why The American Press Does Not Want You To Read this Article – By Robert Kennedy Jr.)
My manifesto (printed below)ran in USA today as a full-page ad in the weekend issue April 24-26. The broadside is partially a jeremiad on press suppression of the thimerosal issue – the debate that CBS reporter Sharyl Atkinson calls “the most censored and misreported story”of the century. Ironically, my manifesto had already run afoul the Kafkaesque industry taboo that one national reporter has characterized as “a borglike impenetrable cocoon” Before we ran it…
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We eat when we are sad,
We eat when in depreesion,
We eat when we are lonely,
We eat when we are bored,
Piling on the calories
And as we piling them on,
We sit so sedentary
In our rooms at home.
It’s becoming a real problem
In the prosperous western world,
Where obesity has become
Our new disease, a new curse,
While hunger is a problem
In the third world,
This balance is not good
This balance is not fair,
Half the world eat food for need
Is this not absurd,
Because the other half eat out of emotion
Out of simple boredom and greed,
Eating far more than they really ever need.
We need to learn only to eat what we need,
We need to learn to curb our greed,
We need to start doing more
And start burning calories,
Because calories times sedentary equals obesity.
Syme is a minor character in George Orwell’s “1984.” A philologist, Syme works on the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak dictionary, “the definitive edition” according to him. What’s fascinating is Orwell’s description of the intent and main functions of Newspeak, as given by Syme in this passage:
“You think … our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words—scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We’re cutting language down to the bone … You don’t grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?”
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that…
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The government insists that it’s setting teachers, school leaders and governing bodies free to make the decisions. It’s all looking decidedly Orwellian, says this leading headteacher
Remember 1984? I don’t mean the year, but George Orwell’s dystopian novel. In his vision of what, back then, was the future (I know: it’s confusing), Orwell coined two fantastic new words: “newspeak” and “doublethink”.
Newspeak was the practice of creating new language to define the prescribed way of doing things under the totalitarian regime predicted by Orwell in his imaginary future. Doublethink was a little harder: that was something that citizens needed to do in order to rationalise the contradictions inherent in government announcements, and to believe in its benign intentions.
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I have no idea why, but this guy reminds me of the Joker. (sarcasm)
Just where is our billionaire Batman? haha
What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Turns out, it’s quite significant. Some of my friends participated in the Woman’s March on Sat. Jan. 21. I did not. Why? Because my value as a woman is NOT reflected accurately when it is sponsored by someone like George Soros.
Read on below, make your own decision after doing your own research about this man, and…
In the pre-dawn darkness of today’s presidential inauguration day, I faced a choice, as a lifelong liberal feminist who voted for Donald Trump for president: lace up my pink Nike sneakers to step forward and take the DC Metro into the nation’s capital for the inauguration…
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America (official video)