Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives - Verbal Abuse

I can't believe there's a band called, Verbal Abuse! Well, as you can see if you read below--they are right up there with the Cro-Mags and Suicidal Tendencies--YUCK!

Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives - Verbal Abuse: "Verbal Abuse are one of the classic examples of early USA hardcore punk who emerged during the movement alongside with D.R.I., Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Bad Religion and others. In later times, they would be one of the first known US crossover bands, along with Corrosion of Conformity, D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies, the Cro-Mags, just to name a few."

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Dog saves girl from attack by registered sex offender

This is the best story about Mabeline--a shelter dog that saved the girl. I wish a time or two tht Mabeline had been there with me.

A shelter dog is being hailed a hero for saving a Florida girl from an alleged attack by a sex offender.
The 17-year-old girl was volunteering for the Friends of Strays animal shelter in St. Petersburg a few weeks ago when she was assaulted, WTSP-TV reported.
The girl was walking with Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, down a path behind the building when the attacker allegedly grabbed her by her hair and pinned her to the ground, according to the station.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Respect-Me Rules/New work book in pr0cess

Funny--blogging about the facebook page for Respect-me Rules--if you're not a follower--please click the link and give us a thumbs up. But we do have news. My brother, Dr. Marshall and myself are creating a workbook that will make implementing the 12 Respect-Me Rules a lot easier. It has worksheets and practical exercises and can be used by an individual or a group. We'll keep you posted.

 Respect-Me Rules:

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Monday, March 5, 2012

French face jail for psychological abuse of partners | World news | guardian.co.uk

I love the French for putting in this law to stop verbal abuse. I think it will help change women's perception of how they "should" be treated. It won't stop partners from abusing or calling names or doing the subtle put down that erodes away the spirit of a person--only the target can stop that when they stop allowing themselves to be mistreated. but what the law will do is let people know that it is NOT OK to be treated like that--I fear the unintended consequence might be that women will abdicate their responsibility to stop letting people disrespect them and give their power to the state rather then themselves--but lets see--

French face jail for psychological abuse of partners | World news | guardian.co.uk: "French MPs have voted unanimously to make "psychological violence" within a couple an offence punishable by up to three years in prison as part of new measures aimed at improving protection for victims of domestic abuse.

Politicians from the left and right supported the passing of a law which singles out "repeated" verbal actions intended to hurt the victim's rights and dignity or their physical or mental health. As well as a jail sentence, offenders could be ordered to pay a fine of up to €75,000 (£66,600).

Supporters of the law claim an estimated 8% of women in France are psychologically abused by their partner. Chantal Brunel, a member of Nicolas Sarkozy's majority Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, described it as "a preventive measure as psychological violence always precedes [physical] blows"."

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bernie's legacy is fund for abused dogs; APL offers $5 cats; firefighters collect pet food: Animals in the News | cleveland.com

Purple hat aside, Bernie is a dog that was abused and adopted--this is his story. Its cute and worth reading--and especiallyt he purple hat on Bernie is worht seeing..buyt most importnat to remember is that when someone abuses an animal as a pattern, they are going to abuse you too! Abuse of animals is a glaring sign that the person is an abuser. so if you're with someone who has little regard for our furry friends--keep in mind he will have little regard for you.

Bernie's legacy is fund for abused dogs; APL offers $5 cats; firefighters collect pet food: Animals in the News | cleveland.com: "There was a dog Bernie, 5 to 7 years old, that touched my heart. Week after week, I was hoping someone would adopt him, but his timid personality didn't show very well... It was apparent that the verbal and physical abuse he must have endured before making it to ARF made him very nervous and scared around people...

Family photo
Nadene and Bernie, Halloween 2005.
We then decided to foster Bernie. It took a great deal of time, finances and patience to help with his issues. After pouring so much into Bernie, I realized I just could not give him up. We started to feel his sweetness, innoce
nce and desire to be loved."

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