My initial reply to my Mothers letter

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Jeanine A Thriver

Right after reading my mothers letter I write this up in my art journal.  I am typing it up here unedited.

If these things you say were true then my visit with my Dad’s stake president would have gone differently.  He would have taken my statements seriously enough to have spoken with the state’s investigator in the attorney general’s office.  He would have taken my statements seriously enough to have contacted my Therapist.  If these things you claim are correct he would have not repeated your condescending words to me.  If the things you claim were correct then the Stake President would have even remotely resembled the person who lacked being influenced by dad as the sisters told me you said.  If that was even remotely true then the stake president would not have been the former bishop who already read family letters about this issue.  Your description of him…

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Re: Forgive me… (Seriously!? This is all you got?) from my DH

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Jeanine A Thriver

Letter to my Sister#1 from my Dear Husband.

To Sister in Law #1,

I get it. After watching conference you wanted to feel better about what you did to Jeanine, so after a few minutes of thought you barfed some half-baked apologetic sounding ideas on to your key board and sent them.

Not OK.

If you actually re-read carefully the first paragraph of your initial message you will realize that you have not apologized for any of your actions (no one in your family ever does). You have instead apologized to Jeanine for her own emotions (which is what everyone in your family always does), while simultaneously admitting that you don’t even know what those emotions are. (PRO TIP: the phrase “I would guess” really has no place in any serious apology letter). What’s the matter? Couldn’t you think of a way to be more rude to her than YOU…

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British Lord Accused of Raping Boys Inside Parliament

27 Jun

The Ugly Truth

Lord Greville Janner, a member of the British parliament adjusts his scullcap before a jewish  prayer outside the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition, Monday Jan. 9, 2006. Janner, accompanied by other Jewish members of parliaments from 30 nations around the world are visiting Israel for a gathering of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)New charges against a member of the House of Lords claim he violated and tortured children—even inside the highest government offices. Why isn’t he being prosecuted?

ed note–from his official page on Wikipedia–

QC since 1971, he was a Labour MP from 1970 to 1997; since then he has been a member of the House of Lords. He was associated with a number of Jewish organisations including the Board of Deputies of British Jews, of which he was chairman from 1978 to 1984, and he was prominent in the field of education about the Holocaust.

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The Lion and the Lights of Al-Baghdadi

23 Mar

JDT

Seven years ago, I was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. During that time, I deployed to Iraq twice. The second of these missions took me to the base known by the Marines as Al Asad.

Al Asad, or Ain Al Assad, is the Arabic term for “The Lion”. The base was built in response to the failures of the Arab world against the Israelis in the early 1970’s as a super base to empower Iraq for the future. It now houses elements of the Iraqi Army’s 7th Division, along with 300 United States Marine Corps military advisors and trainers. The base is located in the Hīt District of Al Anbar Governorate, about 100 miles (160 km) west of Baghdad and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the village of Khan al Baghdadi. That means that Al Asad has been in the center of the contested ISIS held…

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Please Contact a Congressman and Govener for Kendall

8 Mar

Save Kendall

Andrea Lebow recently posted a wonderful video about Kendall.  This video was very emotionally taxing for Andrea to make.  It is very difficult for her to remember all the awful things Kendall has been through.  It is very difficult for Andrea to remember all the difficult things she has been through.  Andrea has been trying over and over to write down a time line of events in Kendall’s case, but each time she tries the sheer emotion of it all shuts her down.  Andrea pushed past all of that and made this lovely video for Kendall.  The video covers how Andrea lost custody of Kendall. 

At the end of the VIDEO Save Kendall Lebow Andrea asks for help contacting a Congressman and Governor in regards to Kendall’s case.

Here is the contact information in the video.  The contact information is also typed up at the end of this post. 

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I Wish This Would Get Easier

7 Mar

Colin Law – Newton Aycliffe

7 Mar