My Policy Wish For USA, Part VIII (Gun Control)

Just say no to semi-automatic assault weapons on the streets of our cities!

Gronda Morin

 (Zach Gibson/The New York Times) (Zach Gibson/The New York Times)

GUN CONTROL

During the past few years,, the NRA has opposed any and all sensible gun control laws that even 80% of their own member approve.

My wish is for the upcoming presidential administration to break the hold that the NRA has been exerting over the U.S. congressional legislators of both parties, by  co-opting prior  recommendations that the NRA proposed in 1968- 1999, and which were approved by their members. This would have the benefit of reminding the public about what the NRA used to support. Then the next step would be to legislate sensible gun laws while being respectful of the majority of gun owners second amendment rights.

It is important to note that “Domestic Terrorism,” the definition being, the gun deaths of four or more victims by an American grown terrorist, has a far greater impact on US innocents than that by ISIS or similar type groups. Yet, the far right is…

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The Drowned Man

the drowned man is brought
ashore, seawater leaks
from his mouth.

a woman in repose; she lifts
a skinned knee and chews: she
feels the drowned man scream

a bubble escapes
from his mouth
with a pop

spit falls like rain

motion of implacable
hands!

moans, sighs
she spreads
her thighs

and

blows a kiss.

breath of humidity–

gravity is ceased.

(C) Rob Goldstein 1986-2017 All Rights Reserved

 

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Always in Your Right Place

Yes, I’m madly sharing but this is too good to leave un-shared! 🙂

Adventures of the Madcap Christian Scientist

“Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

There have been times in my life when I’ve had to make choices between this thing and another thing – between this path or that one – and I sometimes agonized about these choices. And then one day it came to me: Wherever I go,  whatever I do – Love, God, is there. I’m never outside of Love’s presence or direction. I’m always in my right place.

Right place

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Psychological Abuse online is real and Not as Easy to Solve as Pressing the “off” Button

Bully Free Zone

 

People with trauma related mental health problems bring certain vulnerabilities to their
online interactions.

The same trigger responses that affect our online relationships just as they affect our
relationships in life.

My greatest vulnerability is a childlike faith in the goodness of other people.

It’s a symptom of my DID.

It invites people to try to take advantage of me.

I am also vulnerable to letting narcissistic bullies into my life.

Online abuse often takes the form of communications that are insulting,
threatening, devaluing, and mocking.
When the abuse happens online, the abuser is a cyber-bully.
Cyber-bullies target online activities, communications, and friends.
They will repeatedly send you unwanted messages or other kinds of communication.
They will try to intrude in your online activities and will actively defame you on
social networking sites.
They will gather information from your friends and encourage others to harass you, claiming to be harassed by you.
They will also approach your friends to get information about you or to create conflict in your relationships with others.
Abuse is always about control.
Abusers want to control the lives and actions of the people they target.
Abusers will also use alternate accounts on social networks to stalk and harass you.
From a “Healthy Place”
How to tell when you are dealing with online abuse:
Abusers will engage in:
  • Name calling or insults; mocking
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Ignoring or excluding
  • Isolating
  • Humiliating
  • Denial of the abuse and blaming of the victim
     From Wikipedia
Male and female perpetrators of emotional and physical abuse show high rates of personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder
What can you do to protect yourself?
From ABC News:
1. DO NOT respond to this person. Engaging with the bully often only makes matters worse. They feed off their victim’s misery and pain.
2. Make a copy of the message, photo, or video. The best way to do this is to copy the URL of the specific webpage where it’s happening.
3. Contact the website operators by phone, email and any contact submission forms that they have available on their site.
4. File a report with your local police department.
If necessary, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is a partnership between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Bureau.
My personal suggestion is that you let your friends and contacts know what it happening and that you limit your online communication to people who are fully aware of the seriousness of cyber bullies and who will work with you to promote safety.

I also recommend that you keep screen-shots of all abuse email and texts.

In many ways I’m grateful to the bullies I’ve met over the past five years.

They have taught me that I am strong, and that I simply continue to be myself most
people will figure out the con.

Social media is a real asset for those of us who want to find ways to live past
the pain.

A bully’s pleasure is your silence.

Don’t give it to him.

RG 2014

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