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September 17, 2019

This is not just wrong it is heartless

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:23

September 16, 2019

Christian Website Condemns Religious Indoctrination… by Muslims

Filed under: Children, Harm, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:31

Christian Website Condemns Religious Indoctrination… by Muslims

A very interesting short read about a religion bitching another religion is doing what they also do.    Hugs

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Be worried

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Health, Memes, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:01

Political cartoons

Political cartoons

Political cartoons


September 15, 2019

Still think race and wealth have nothing to do with it?

Human decency

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:46


September 14, 2019

Is it really about protecting the children?

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Gun Control, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:12


Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump admin reality

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Gun Control, Memes, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:59

September 11, 2019

This what makes blogging hard

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:38


The wealthiest country on earth only if you are wealthy

Filed under: Children, Economics, Education, Food, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

This 9-year-old was denied lunch on his birthday at school. Now the district is making changes

A boy from Ohio had the “worst birthday ever” after his school lunch was taken away because of an unpaid balance on his account.


Jefferson Sharpnack told his grandmother, Diane Bailey, that he was denied his lunch tray when he went to check out. Instead of getting the cheesy breadsticks he had picked out, he was given a piece of cheese and bread by the lunch staff at Green Primary School in Uniontown, Ohio.
It all happened on his ninth birthday, in front of other students in the lunch line, because of a $9 debt, according to Bailey.

Three-fourths of school districts reported having unpaid student meal debt at the end of the 2016-17 school year, according to the School Nutrition Association. In 2017, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) mandated schools develop plans for students who have deficit accounts.

Think of the huge tax cut the wealthy got from the Republicans, while 3/4 of school districts have children who can not afford to eat.    Is this the nation we want?   A 9 year embarrassed in front of everyone, who probably was already struggling with the effects of being poor, is going to have a real hard time trying to learn anything.     In a country with billionaires and millionaires no child should ever go hungry.  Adults stop taking food away from children.  I was one of those children.  I got one meal a day normally and it was lunch at school.    Thankfully it was in a better US and not one adult shamed me, in fact I was often given food when I was short money to pay for small amount I took.   A couple hot dogs normally, sometimes they would have sliced pizza and I would get a slice.  Let the children eat, as you don’t know what is happening in their life!   Hugs   

September 10, 2019

A Christian Victim of Female Genital Mutilation Wants KY to Criminalize It

This is some of what I mean by Religion harms children.   Remember this is happening in the US and a judge recently allowed it.  I just posted about the woman in the UK who basically kidnapped a little boy and took him to be circumcised against the parents wishes because of her Christian beliefs, and the judge gave her a small fine because of her faith.  Mutilating children’s genitals because adults are scared of sex has to stop.  It needs to be a serious crime because the child will have to deal with the effects all their life.  It is a life long sentence and so the people doing it need a serious punishment.    As always more at the link below.   Hugs

A Christian Victim of Female Genital Mutilation Wants KY to Criminalize It

Here are some uncomfortable truths: Female genital mutilation occurs. It’s a crisis. It’s almost entirely faith-based. And it’s not limited to Islamic nations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in 2016 that 513,000 girls and women in the United States were at risk for being cut or mutilated.

Just last year, a federal judge dismissed most of the charges against a Michigan doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, who allegedly mutilated more than 100 girls, on a technicality. He said that federal law prohibiting the practice was unconstitutional, as despicable as FGM is, due to a technicality in the way the law was written. (The doctor hasn’t been cleared of everything; she could still receive jail time.)

Perhaps the most shocking thing about Julie’s testimony was finding out she isn’t Muslim, as she explained in a joint essay for the Courier-Journal:

Born and raised in a white, Christian household in the United States, I (Jennifer) was sent on a long plane ride by my parents for a “special trip.” As a 5-year-old, I was led down dark stairs by strangers, held down, and my mouth covered. Without anesthesia, I was cut.

Every day I am reminded of the emotional and physical consequences of being cut. Though I can’t change what happened to me, there is something that drives my passion to get an anti-female genital mutilation bill passed in Kentucky: my daughters. Unfortunately, I have family members who still subscribe to this practice and believe it must be performed to control the sexuality of women and girls. As long as there is no law banning female genital mutilation in Kentucky, my daughters remain at risk of being subjected to the trauma of this practice.

September 8, 2019

Pharmacist, 70, posed as boy’s mother to have him circumcised against parents’ wishes

WTF.   This is what the religious right wants for the US also.  The right to force their religion on everyone else with no consequences.   The parents rights and wishes were totally ignored.  The child’s body parts were permanently altered and can not be made whole again.  This was done by lies and deception.  But the people got off with no jail time because of her religion.  The judges says she is a woman of good moral character.  No she kidnapped a child, lied to get a medical procedure done on him, all in the name of her religion.   And basically gets away with it.  What is to stop others from doing this.  Be sure the evangelicals hear this with glee.  We have to keep our country from being coming a Christian theocracy.  Please notice the last quote I used.  Also note the judge downplays and seems to agree with the idea of boys needing to be circumcised.    Hugs

A devout Christian pharmacist posed as the mother of a young boy to have him circumcised against his parents’ wishes, a court heard.

Obi-Uzom was accompanied by a male friend and filled in a consent form, duping the mohel into believing they were the boy’s parents.

His mother was furious when she found out and reported Obi-Uzom to the police, Inner London crown court heard.

Obi-Uzom, who runs a pharmacy in Clacton-on-Sea, was acquitted at trial of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm but was convicted by a jury of unlawful wounding.

“The procedure is a well-recognised one carried out over history in many different communities and countries. It’s up to the parents, and that is what was missing here. You imposed your will as to what should happen.”

The judge said Obi-Uzom had committed a “massive violation”, but said she had lived an upstanding life and contributed to her community, including charity work with disadvantaged children.

Prosecutor Louis Mably QC said the boy had suffered an “irreversible and lifelong injury” in the circumcision procedure.

The court heard Obi-Uzom believed circumcision in boys had “great religious and cultural significance”, in accordance with her Christian faith.

September 7, 2019

I may someday get back to the blogs I love

Filed under: Children, Family, Harm, Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 13:31

I have a cold.   On Wednesday I had two shots into my lower spine.   Hurt like hell and weaken me a bit.   Then on Thursday I went to the allergy doctors office in the early morning for my shots.   There I met a young girl, three or four years old.  I met her because she rushed up to me and wanted to talk, wanted to give me every magazine and booklet she could get her tiny hands on.   She also was coughing a lot.  I asked her mother who also had a teen age girl and boy with her if the little girl who wanted my attention had allergies.   “Oh no” replied the mother earnestly, “she has a cold”.   My heart sank.   I do not blame the little girl but I do blame the mother.   I have a depressed immune system normally and I had just gotten a bunch of steroids the day before.  So I knew I would get sick.   I guess the look on my face must have said how much I disapproved because the woman came and picked up her daughter and took her to the child sitting area where there was currently no other people.  I felt sorry for the next little kids to come in and go there to handle the crayons and papers for drawing that the sick girl did.  So sure enough.  I felt OK Thursday, some discomfort Friday.  Friday night was the start, full on start of a cold.  It was a bad night.  Today I am worse and feel like crap, my throat feels like someone is using sandpaper on it while throwing some salt on it at the same time.   I am stuffed up.  My body hurts more than normal.   Breathing is harder.  I have been choked to nearly vomiting a few times by the sinuses draining into my throat.  The worst part is Ron is making a turkey breast with the fixings and I wont be able to taste it or enjoy it.  So I will be back in a few days.  Love to all.   Hugs

Their god is a perv who likes to watch but never stops the attacks.

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Sex — Scottie @ 06:59





Vote, a child needs you and their families need you

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:09

September 5, 2019

Oh good dogs! I have had enough of this, haven’t you?

Trump’s penchant for terrorizing and tormenting Latino children for political gain is literally causing irreparable trauma

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Sad — Scottie @ 08:24

From “inconsolable” crying to refusing to eat to feeling “terrified,” the emotional distress suffered by migrant children detained by the Trump administration at the southern border is conveyed by a new report from a government watchdog that emphasizes the trauma the children are going through.

Experiences of “intense trauma” were common for those children in care even before their arrival in country, such as being a victim of abuse or witnessing murder, the report noted. Those separated from their parents by U.S. authorities went on to experience greater emotional and mental pain.

From the report:

According to program directors and mental health clinicians, separated children exhibited more fear, feelings of abandonment, and post-traumatic stress than did children who were not separated. Separated children experienced heightened feelings of anxiety and loss as a result of their unexpected separation from their parents after their arrival in the United States. For example, some separated children expressed acute grief that caused them to cry inconsolably.Children who did not understand why they were separated from their parents suffered elevated levels of mental distress. For example, program directors and mental health clinicians reported that children who believed their parents had abandoned them were angry and confused. Other children expressed feelings of fear or guilt and became concerned for their parents’ welfare. The difficulties that some facilities had in locating parents in detention and scheduling phone calls also contributed to children’s anxiety and fear for their parents’ well-being.

Their psychological anguish sometimes manifested physically. “You get a lot of ‘my chest hurts,’ even though everything is fine [medically],” said one medical director quoted in the report. “Children describe symptoms, ‘Every heartbeat hurts,’ ‘I can’t feel my heart,’ of emotional pain.”

One problem noted by the observers was that kids couldn’t distinguish between care providers and immigration agents. “Every single separated kid has been terrified. We’re [seen as] the enemy,” said one program director in the report.

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Gremlins

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

September 3, 2019

Now do you get it?

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 15:09


September 1, 2019

Giving birth in detention

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, Harm, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:43

August 31, 2019

The New American Homeless

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Family, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:16

So much more at the link above, please give it a read.   Hugs

If the term “working homeless” has not yet entered our national vocabulary, there is reason to expect that it soon will. Hidden within the world of homelessness has always been a subset of individuals, usually single parents, with jobs; what’s different now is the sheer extent of this phenomenon. For a widening swath of the nearly seven million American workers living below the poverty line, a combination of skyrocketing rents, stagnant wages, and a lack of tenant protections has proved all but insurmountable. Theirs, increasingly, is the face of homelessness in the United States: people whose paychecks are no longer enough to keep a roof over their heads

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