GOD, BRAHMA, ALLAH, YAHWEH, AHURA MAZDA,
JEHOVAH DRINKING HIS FIRST CUP OF COFFEE BEFORE WORK.
To help the survivors, the families, that have lost some or all in the terrible flooding in
Please give to:
West Virginia Region Red Cross: 113 Lakeview Drive/ Charleston, West Virginia, 25313/ 304-340-3650 and:
Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief/ PO Box 3000/ Boone, NC 28607/ 828-262-1980
In response to the horrific terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport, please give to:
Turkish Red Crescent Society: Atac Sokak 1 No. 32/ Yenishir/ Ankara, Turkey/ (90) (312) 430-23-00/ email@example.com
Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was named after Mustafa Kemal, a soldier, an officer, a thinker, a revolutionary, in the Ottoman Empire, who envisioned a secular republic where women and men had inviolable human rights. After the Ottoman Empire was broken up by the Allies at the end of World War l, and reconfigured by the Greco-Turkish War, what remained became the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became its first president.
Ataturk means the Father of Turks.
The Father of Turks said: "Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women." - Google
To help families and survivors of the terrorism in Bangladesh:
Please give to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society/684-686 BORO MOGH BAZAR/ 684-686 Nayatola Road/ Dhaka 1217/ Bangladesh
I'm sorry for the loss, the suffering as a result of natural disaster and the brutality of man, of the West Virginians, the Turks, the Dallasites, the Bangladeshis -- the Afghanis, the Iraqis, the Syrians, the Kurds beset by the horrors of war -- the French, Belgians, Pakistanis, and others ...
Some of the following data was posted on Carbuncle Moon October 2, 2015...
Numbers of deaths in Conflict Zones and U.S. Wars, and Gun Deaths in the U.S. are following:
Total Deaths of Human Beings in Northern Ireland Conflict 1969-present:
Catholic: 1690 Protestant: 894 British Security Forces: 1039 ("Lost Lives" McKittrick, Kelters, Feeney, Thorton)/ all fatalities: 3,568 (London Guardian)
Total Deaths of Human Beings in Israeli-Arab Conflict 1920-present:
Israeli: 24,969 Arab: 91,105 (Jewish Virtual Library)
(1948 to present) Arab: 91,105 Israeli: 24,293/South Lebanese Militia: 1,050 (Wikipedia)
Total deaths of Human Beings in Syrian Civil War 3/2011 until 8/2015:
Children: 11,493 (Christian Post) Civilians: 85,404 (The Atlantic) Approximate total deaths: 330,000 (8/5/15 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)/ 149,016 to 350,760 (8/17/15 Wikipedia/United Nations)
Total Deaths of Human Beings from all U.S. Wars:
All fatalities: 1,171,177 (Congressional Research Center/research done by Mark Shields)
Total Deaths of Human Beings resulting from Firearms in the United States from 1968:
All fatalities: 1,384,171 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/research done by Mark Shields)
added: 7/3/16 (latest available info)
murder and non-negligent manslaughter in U.S. 2012: 14,827 FBI Uniform Crime Report/World Almanac 2015
Murders U.K. 2012: 550 Citizens Report
Homicide Offences Ireland 2012: 79 An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimn/Central Statistics Office
China 2010: 13,410 nso/undata
Vietnam 2008: 1,346 who/undata
Zimbabwe 2008: 1,775 who/undata
Canada 2010: 554 nso/undata
Ethiopia 2008: 20,239 who/undata
Albania 2010: 127 CTS/Transmoree/undata
Japan 2009: 506 CTS/undata
Russian Federation 2010: 14,574 CTS/undata
Botswana 2009: 287 CTS/undata
Columbia 2010: 15,459 NSO/undata
Mexico 2010: 25,757 NSO/undata
Israel 2011: 159 CTS/NSO/undata
Pakistan 2011: 13,860 NSO/undata
Costa Rica 2010 : 527 CTS/Ministry of Justice/undata
Congo 2008: 1,180 who/undata
Turkey 2008: 2,320 CTS/undata
Bangladesh 2010: 3,988 National Police/undata
Added 7/14: Four of the countries on the world's top ten homicide list (World Post) are in Central America. Mexico is in North America and not in the top ten. Please see blogs Carbuncle Moon 7/15/14 and 8/27/15.
Please give to the Jimmy Fund/ 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor/ Brookline, Massachusetts 02284/ 800-525-4669
Please support the National Education Association/ 1201 16th Street NW/ Washington, DC 20036/202-833-4000
Happy Father’s Day:
"Father Time is the mother of all action figures:
Becoming a house husband can be a close second but not if you don't let it. New to the job? Let it be known that if invited to a Tupperware Party you'll be wearing a hardhat and kilts. Real Scotsmen don't wear underwear under their kilts. If a real tough mother does invite you over she won't let you sit down anywhere or at least not on a white or light colored couch. I've been waiting fourteen years for a Tupperware Party invitation. Guess what? You're right. I never got one. So, once you got that out of the way you can call yourself anything you want, because this is America. One of the things I call myself is: writer.
Here's some other job descriptions you can use. If you're changing diapers: Waste Disposal Engineer. Ever write a check?: Property Manager. Brush the dog: Dog Groomer. Make toast: Electronics Engineer. Change the oil in your twenty-year-old car: Auto Mechanic. A week late on your taxes: Tax Resister. See where I'm going with this.
You are not a househusband you're Captain of the Bridge, the fate of all civilization is in your hands. Really. You are helping to raise a child or children that may never start a war, that might cure cancer, or become president, or someone that will be happy and live a full life.
So, when you're in your Soccer Dad Car and you see some woman speed by on a Harley you can forget about your plethora of job titles, now and again (you're only human), but never forget that a father by any other name is still a father by any other name.
Happy Father's Day:"
Pat, Dick, Jack, Bill, Billy, Jim, Steven, Jackie, Bret, Larry, Mathew, Bob, Merrill, Eric, Dean, and in memory of Lloyd, Gary, Orlin, Dick G., Ralph, and Bernard.
Please give to St. Jude's Hospital: Danny Thomas Place/ Memphis, Tennessee, 38105/ 800-822-6344
Have a good Flag Day.
Ramadan began June 5th and will end July 5th:
"Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims -- the Prophet Mohammed" told Muslims that the gates of heaven are opened at the beginning of the month, the devils chained, and the gates of hell closed.
"During the month Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline" -- contemplation of Allah -- God -- extra prayer, charity, generosity, and the study of the Quran. - Vox Explainers
"In the debris and rubble of war we see a woman caked in heavy dust, face wiped clean in streaks, with tear stains sacrificing grief to gravity. She has long black hair covered in gray powder. The woman is holding the empty body of a small child with her head unsupported, small legs and arms drape boneless from outstretched hands and fingers. The toddler is barefoot, dirty, bloody, broken.
Sobbing, the woman’s dark inset eyes are focused on her child.
The mother and child have the same desert-brown coloring of Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed. We do not know if the mother and child are Israeli or Palestinian:
We can’t tell --
The camera pans, and we move on… " - The Debris and Rubble of War by Kevin O'Kendley (posted earlier)
I'm sorry for your loss Orlando: for the families, friends, parents -- for the murdered. The slaughter was an act of evil.
Equality Florida has set up a donation page on GoFundMe for Pulse Nightclub shooting victims and families. - Orlando Weekly
Red Cross blood drive:
Please give to the Red Cross/ 5 North Bumby Avenue/ Orlando, Florida, 32803/ 407-644-9300
I joined up to vote at a California DMV. On a computer screen -- the page to register -- the first choice as a political entity was the American Independent Party. I wanted to sign up as an Independent. Further down the page was the option to key-in a choice: I typed: Independent.
The American Independent Party is a white nationalist party and might not be what a voter is looking for.
Independents can vote in the Democratic primary but not the Republican primary in California. - a source: KCRA-TV
"As of 2016 3% of California’s 17.2 million voters are registered with the AIP, making the party the third largest of California’s political parties” far behind Republicans, 28%, and Democrats, 43%.
“… It has long been thought by political analysts that the party, which has received very few votes in recent California elections, maintains its state ballot status because people join the American Independent Party mistakenly believing that they are registering as ‘independent’ voters." This was corroborated in a Los Angeles Times investigation in 2016… - Wikipedia
Please give to the International Rescue Committee/ 122 East 42nd Street/ New York, New York, 10168/ 212-551-3000
And: 2020 Hurley Way, # 395/ Sacramento, California, 95825/ 916-482-0120
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