Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Ugly File--On Any Given Day--Sexual Slavery, Battering, Murder.

Why we do what we do: here are an armful of stories from 3 Kansas City Star (Newspapers).
Sadness. Can everyone agree that we cannot simply keep counseling, treating, and burying? That's like bailing water without any thought of plugging the hole...
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Years of unprintable sexual torture broadcast:

Battering, Beheading, Rape, Murder, Trafficking, Abuse.

When i started this blog, i thought i would keep up with all the cases of sexual assault, at least.
I knew i could not track all the violence. But I quickly became aware of the weight of such an undertaking. Even limiting myself to the local area, i would have had to stay up late reporting them all.
And my head would start to become to heavy. It is not good for us to know all the bad things that happen, i think.
we are not meant to have it all.
i think it important to realize how many families have what seems to be unbearable pain as they work through the grief of trauma;
the worst kind is inflicted by others of our own species,
by our own extended family and friends.

Any given day: Here

Visit from an Autumn Squirrel

Woodpeckers, black-capped chickadees, sparrows, and squirrels come to the great window here in holton hall.
Today the squirrels were out in force; and a little guy and a nursing mother came for an extended peek.

I'd like a nutburger plz

Autumn Squirrel

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This little one was the most timid ever,
not appearing when the window was more than 3-4 inches open.

Knockin for Nuts Squirrel pics HERE

Wild Life and (Holloween Costumes on Animals: A Criminal Offense?)

Animals are beautiful when not dressed up,
and crack us up when they are.
(before they kill us.)
Mama and baby polar bear
thanksgiving buds
furious halloween bloodhound

alligator eats dog for first prize no doubt

Eastern Boston Terrier
you will die for this. i did not need more cowbell

Willeigh Limekittay, always fun.

The U.S.Senate: Most distinguished gathering in the-
 oh never mind.

Canz u tel who am I?

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An email recieved:
"The evolution of teaching Mathematics....

Math 1950-2005
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?
Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:
1. Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1960
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
3. Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)


Enjoy the day...