Making Excuses for Brutality: The Alarming Responses to Ray Rice’s Violence

TN Mom06:

Yet another blame the victim story. What do you guys think?

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Our nation’s domestic violence problem has been featured in the news quite a bit this week after Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice was suspended by the National Football League for a mere two games after knocking his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. TMZ obtained security camera footage of Rice carelessly dragging her immobile body from the elevator doors, and it subsequently went viral. The NFL’s dainty punishment can only be described as absolutely and entirely horrifying. I would think that everyone would agree. I would be wrong. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith suggested that domestic violence victims should educate themselves “about the elements of provocation” and because Rice’s fiancé had “provoked” him, he asserts, “It’s not about him then, it’s about you.” Goodness gracious, surely no one thought he was making any sense at all in saying that…

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Abundance or Prosperity

TN Mom06:

I agree.

Originally posted on urunleashed:

Abundance or prosperity? The subconscious mind takes things in a very literal way – as does the universe, which the subconscious mind is part of.

I hear so many calling out for “abundance” in their life – and when it manifests they are very often bewildered.

Abundance – “an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply:” – dictionary.com

Now that means what it says – not specific to desirable, nor to undesirable… 

As an “intentional” hypnotist, it is imperative that I understand the subconscious mind as well as language and the various meaning any one word might have in the mind of the subject. If you pay attention to my wording, I prefer to refer to prosperity when calling for a manifestation. 

Prosperity – “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.” – dictionary.com

You may be wondering, at least I hope you are, because if…

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DFCS-CPS works overtime to curb backlog

TN Mom06:

They need to be held accountable. Good post, thank you.

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By Kerry Kavanaugh 11 Alive http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/DFCS-backlog-puts-thousands-of-children-at-risk/ngSXP/

ATLANTA — Thousands of Georgia children are potentially at risk because of a backlog at the Department of Family and Children Services, according to the agency’s interim director, Bobby Cagle.

“As soon as I saw this, I knew it was something we had to work on and do it quickly,” said Cagle.
Cagle told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh that’s why, in just his second week on the job, he’s mandating a minimum of eight hours a week overtime to tackle some 3,300 cases overdue for investigation.

Cagle says the goal is to have cases investigated within 45 days.
“How overdue are they?” Kavanaugh asked.
“It’s on a whole range, so we have from 46 days to 90 days,” Cagle said.
This is just the latest change at DFCS since the state’s most recent high-profile child death. The agency says 5-year-old Heaven Woods’ case was…

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Judge Holds Himself in Contempt for Cellphone Violation – Lowering the Bar

Judge Holds Himself in Contempt for Cellphone Violation – Lowering the Bar.

“I thought it would never happen to me,” said Judge Raymond Voet, who is the chief judge in Ionia County, Michigan. He was referring to the fact that his cellphone made noise in court on April 13 during a trial. Like many judges, Voet hates it when cellphones ring in his courtroom, and he hates it enough that he has had signs posted outside saying that violators will be fined $25 if it happens.

Unlike some judges, perhaps, Voet was willing to impose the fine on himself when he violated his own rule.