A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO GUN DEATHS

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An opinion piece in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof yesterday titled “A Smarter Way to Reduce Gun Deaths” is worth an entire read. In it Kristof faults both liberals and conservatives for focussing more on divisive approaches than common sense expeditious methods, and his suggestions are backed by (shudder) statistics. Kristof responds to the observation that for decades, we’ve treated gun violence as a battle to be won rather than a problem to be solved — and this has gotten us worse than nowhere.

See NY Times, Nicholas Kristof   January 24 2023

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Kidnapping and Attempting to Murder a Gay Man as Part of Hate Crime Scheme Targeting Users of a Dating App for Gay Men | OPA | Department of Justice

Source: Louisiana Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Kidnapping and Attempting to Murder a Gay Man as Part of Hate Crime Scheme Targeting Users of a Dating App for Gay Men | OPA | Department of Justice

Relacionamento Abusivo

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“O relacionamento abusivo se alicerça em cima de excessos. “

Falar sobre relacionamento abusivo é algo que cada vez mais, tem ganhado amplitude nos meios de comunicações e mídia de modo geral. A gente observar que esse tema tem sido alvo de muitas discussões nos últimos anos, principalmente por causa de situações que muitas vezes, acabam cooperando para verdadeiras tragédias, como é o caso do feminicídio. Muitas mortes poderiam ser evitadas se as pessoas além de perceber, não aceitassem conviver com certos tipos de abusos em suas relações. É importante ressaltar que, o relacionamento abusivo dar-se através da via emocional, ou seja, o homem ou a mulher que pratica o abuso, vai ter não só o poder, mas o controle sobre o outro. O relacionamento, assim como a qualidade deste, sempre estará comprometida por uma teia de manipulação e mentiras, ou pela maneira de como a outra pessoa enxerga o…

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De Santis is a Dictator

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Is It Ok to Take a Long Career Break?

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When the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world as we knew it, employees realised how important it is to prioritise other parts of life instead of focusing entirely on work. Some are now looking for jobs that will allow them to gain flexibility with their work schedule and get benefits they were not offered before, like health insurance, vacation leaves and pay raises. Others are even taking extended breaks from work because they want to recuperate and do their other commitments they were unable to do before. There are a few who take breaks even without a genuine need to do it.

Career breaks do not have a specific duration, and people can take them anytime. But, employers consider any career break that spans more than 6 months an extended career break. It is always recommended that employees take note of these career breaks in their resumes and explain why they…

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You Catch More Flies …

Filosofa's Word

My mother had an expression I heard often as a child:  “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”  As a child, it made no sense to me, for who wants to catch flies anyway?  However, as I grew older, it came to make a great deal of sense, although I don’t always heed the wisdom.  In 2017, I wrote a post about a man named Daryl Davis , a Black man who reached out to KKK members, who won over people with dialogue, compassion, and understanding rather than fighting hate with hate.  This morning, I came across another such story, one of a man filled with hate who learned to love instead, thanks to a group of Muslims in Muncie, Indiana.


A stranger planned to bomb my mosque. He became a member instead.

By Bibi Bahrami

25 January 2023

Several years ago, an unfamiliar man showed up…

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You Catch More Flies … — Filosofa’s Word

My mother had an expression I heard often as a child:  “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”  As a child, it made no sense to me, for who wants to catch flies anyway?  However, as I grew older, it came to make a great deal of sense, although I don’t always heed […]

You Catch More Flies … — Filosofa’s Word

Waqt/Time

Anita's Perspectives on Life.

Waqt ne sikha dia mujhe,

Khud ko ghar me band rakhna!

Na sikha paya lekin,

Mery soch ko kaid me rakhna!!

Ye soch hai jo ud jaty hai,

Kahin bhi bina pankh lagae!

Pannon pe utar jaty hai,

Yaadon ke rang sajae!!

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Time has taught me,

To keep myself locked in the house!

Couldn’t teach me,

To keep my thinking in captivity!!

It’s the thought that time flies,

Anywhere without wings!

The colors of memories,

Fall on the pages!!

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