first_img Network Editor at Entrepreneur.com Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin.New Jersey postpones the vote on CannabisIn a twist upset, Garden State law makers shot down a highly anticipated vote this week that would have legalized recreational adult use. On the bright side, Jersey, we still have someone else to pump our gas and Taylor Ham.  Related: Legalization Stalls In New Jersey LegislatureCanada will tax based on THC contentIt’s been a while since we talked about our neighbors up north, but the Canadians have leveled up their taxation. Beginning May 1st, Canadian edibles, extracts, and topicals will be subject to excise tax at a proposed rate of one cent per milligram of total THC content.Related: How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Changes the GameCVS sells CBDIn collaboration with cannabis producer, Curaleaf, mega pharmacy chain CVS has begun to sell CBD products in  select retail locations. Currently products are offered in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee. Related: Curaleaf Signs Distribution Deal With CVS for Hemp ProductsBe sure to keep up with all things cannabiz by checking out GreenEntrepreneur.comIf you missed the last episode, check it out here: How to Get High the Proper Way March 27, 2019 week in weed Add to Queue 2 min read New Jersey says no, Canada’s New Tax, and a huge Pharmacy sells CBD. This Week in Weed: Not in New Jersey! Listen Nowcenter_img hb00:0000:00omi –shares Green Entrepreneur Podcast Entrepreneur Staff Next Article Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Conrad Martinlast_img read more

first_imgLamb Weston acquires Australian potato processor Marvel PackersPosted By: Contributoron: January 02, 2019In: Business, Food, Industries, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailLamb Weston has acquired frozen potato processor Marvel Packers as it aims to grow its operations in Australia.Melbourne-headquartered Marvel Packers operates a frozen potato processing and storage facility in the Hallam suburb and sells potato chips under the Farmers Best and Marvel Chips brands.Lamb Weston said the unit adds approximately 50 million pounds of production capacity to its existing global manufacturing network.Including the Hallam site, Lamb Weston will own and operate 16 processing sites worldwide, and an additional nine facilities in conjunction with its joint venture partners.Lamb Weston CEO Tom Werner said: “Our purchase of Marvel is part of our strategy to strengthen our global capabilities and continue to drive growth both organically and through acquisitions.“Marvel not only provides us with an opportunity to increase our position in Australia’s 1.1-billion-pound market with in-country production, it also creates new avenues to serve our customers.”Towards the end of 2017 Lamb Weston invested a total of $450 million to expand its operations in Oregon and Washington State, boosting its processing capacity for making frozen French fries.Share with your network: Tags: AustraliaLamb Westonprocessinglast_img read more

first_img Next Article Enroll Now for $5 This story originally appeared on Reuters 1 min read March 25, 2016 Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand –shares Add to Queuecenter_img Reuters Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Verizon Communications Inc. said an attacker had exploited a security vulnerability on its enterprise client portal to steal contact information of a number of customers.The company said the attacker however did not gain access to Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) or other data.CPNI is the information that telephone companies collect including the time, date, duration and destination number of each call and the type of network a consumer subscribes to.  Krebs On Security, which first broke the news of the breach, said a member of a underground cybercrime forum had posted a new thread advertising the sale of a database containing the contact information on some 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise.The seller priced the entire package at $100,000, but offered to sell it off in parts of 100,000 records for $10,000 apiece, Krebs added.The vulnerability, which was investigated and fixed, did not leak any data on consumer customers, Verizon said in a statement on Thursday.The company is currently notifying customers impacted by the breach.(Reporting by Amrutha Penumudi in Bengaluru; Editing by Diane Craft and Cynthia Osterman) Image credit: Foap | k_luang Verizon Hacked, With Data of 1.5 Million Customers Stolen Cyber Attackslast_img read more

first_img –shares Report: Twitter Won’t Count Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit Twitter Next Article Add to Queue May 16, 2016 Roberto Baldwin Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.center_img 2 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images According to Bloomberg, Twitter is prepping an update to its service that will keep photos and links from counting against the 140-character limit of a post. Currently the URL that points to images and sites counts against the space available in tweets.The new feature is expected to launch within two weeks according to Bloomberg’s anonymous source. Part of the attraction of Twitter is that it limits the amount of information shared in each post. An early version of the service relied on SMS so limiting the characters to 140 was more of a technical issue than anything else.But, long-time users have asked that links, photos and usernames not count against the character limit. It looks like at least two of those items will no longer suck up valuable tweet real estate.Twitter has been on feature-adding spree lately as it tries to attract new users. But it has stopped short of creating a purely algorithmic timeline like that found on Facebook. Instead, it’s enhanced DMs and surfaced what it believes are the important tweets to the top of users’ feeds.We have reached out to Twitter about this upcoming feature and will update this article when it replies. This story originally appeared on Engadget Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgFighting Inequality 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: fotografixx | Getty Images Add to Queue Chief Legal and People Officer, AppNexus Women and the LGBT Community Are Natural Allies Nithya Das “Maybe it’s because you’re confident,” said the drag queen slamming a whipped-cream pie into my face. It was my reward for raising the most money for AppNexus’ Pride Week Fundraiser.This past year I’ve spent increased time advocating on LGBT issues. It’s not because I’m gay. It’s because we need allies between communities of marginalized groups. Basic math tells us that the sum is greater than its parts.On Women’s Equality Day, we acknowledge that women continue to face significant gender inequalities: the wage gap, barriers to education and underrepresentation in leadership roles within the public and private sector, just to name a few.But women can only achieve true equality when there is equality for all. And today, both women and members of the LGBT community face many of the same glass ceilings in the workplace.Related: Tim Cook Is Gay. But As Apple’s CEO, That Isn’t His Biggest Revelation.Studies have shown that the lack of female role models in certain male-dominated educational programs and in higher-level positions has a negative impact on women entering and remaining in the workplace. According to a recent Catalyst study, women are significantly less represented the higher up they go in an organization. For the LGBT community, the climb is at least as steep — in over two dozen states it is not illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation.When you look up and see someone who looks like you, it inspires and affirms that you can get there as well. Until these numbers increase, both women and LGBT individuals face an uphill battle. We are statistically less likely to have a sponsor. We are less likely to have a peer to turn to for support. We are less likely to make it to the C-Suite.Why should women care about the impact on the LGBT community? When doors and seats at tables are blocked for our LGBT neighbors, they are much more likely to also be blocked for women, and vice versa.Gender-based stereotyping curtails women’s advancement and opportunity to effectively lead. For example, women are frequently perceived as poor problem solvers, a trait associated with being inadequate CEO material. Gay men are often portrayed as effeminate and promiscuous; lesbians, as man-haters. These stereotypes make it difficult, if not near impossible, for both women and LGBT individuals to break into the (straight) boys’ club at the top of the corporate pyramid.Related: Why Access Is the Key to Women’s Equality in the WorkforceFor members of marginalized groups, this reality imposes a double imperative. Women and LGBT employees have to be “good enough” to make it to the top, in the face of stereotypes along the way. They must also work to bring equality to their workplace. A former colleague of mine told me she worried about being perceived as “high maintenance” or “too focused on women’s issues.” I can point to many other anecdotes testifying to the challenge of balancing one’s day-to-day business with the “extracurricular” work of organizing efforts. Allyship can help us share the burden.The work that women have done to advance equality can be applied to the LGBT movement as well.Organize an affinity group.Our AppNexus Women’s Network is a company-funded, employee led group focused on recruiting and promoting AppNexus women. We have other similar groups like OutNexus, our LGBT affinity group, the AppNexus Black Alliance, Latino Alliance and Oy Nexus. These groups provide support networks and lead initiatives relevant to their group. Our affinity groups also come together in open forums to discuss issues ranging from blood equality to racial tension.Related: These Are the 100 Most Powerful LGBT Executives in the WorldForm allyships within your company’s internal and external community.We have a company wide Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee focused on increasing diversity and creating an inclusive AppNexus. The committee is cross-functional and diverse across race, ethnicity, gender and age. It is company-funded with support from our CEO and executive team, and co-chaired by our Chief People Officer (a white straight male ally) and me. We have partnerships with external community leaders like Girls Who Code, Women in Tech NY, All Star Code and Out In Tech.Say “yes” to the seat at the table.Then crush it at your job. For those who worry that they got hired just to fill a quota, as Cindy Gallop said, “Get over it…. Get hired because you are a woman or person of color and then do a bloody brilliant job in that role.”Sponsor others who follow you.Pay it forward and use your power to bring others along. Once there are more women, LGBT individuals and underrepresented groups in the room, the space becomes safer and better performing. At a company level, we have training programs focused on skills like speaking, personal branding and executive presence.The dynamics of the women’s rights movement are evolving. Our group’s issues are no longer relevant only to those assigned the female sex at birth. Our issues can no longer be overcome on our own. As women, we must evolve our issues and our base. We must be allies. –sharescenter_img Next Article Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Guest Writer August 26, 2016 5 min read Apply Now »last_img read more

first_img One of the most common questions I get about CBD is, “Why does it seem to help with so many different ailments that are completely unrelated?” The answer is simple: Because humans, like all mammals, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Unlike other systems in our bodies like the skeletal, central nervous or respiratory systems, the endocannabinoid system is difficult to depict in a diagram because it is comprised of microscopic, subcellular proteins, enzymes and receptors that exist in various concentrations throughout the human body.  The name stems from endogenous (substance or process originating from within an organism, tissue or cell) and cannabinoid (named for the plant, cannabis, responsible for its discovery). It is believed that the endocannabinoid system, present in all mammals, evolved in primitive animals over 600 million years ago.Related: 5 Things You Should Know About CBDWhat It IsThe Endocannabinoid system is comprised of three main components:Endocannabinoids These fatty acid-based particles anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), known as agonists, bond with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Think of them as keys or messengers that unlock the receptors and let the cells know what to do.Cannabinoid Receptors CB1 & CB2 receptors are present in nearly all human tissue and are believed to be the more numerous than any other receptor system in the human body. CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain, central and peripheral nervous system as well as organs, glands andconnective tissue. CB2 receptors are concentrated in the immune system and associated tissue. Think of these receptors as locks.Enzymes Responsible for the synthesis and degradation of the endocannabinoids themselves. There are two main players: fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MGL). These enzymes, particularly FAAH, are responsible for breaking down excess endocannabinoids within the system, specifically AEA.The endocannabinoid system is considered to “exist” when endocannabinoids, enzymes and at least one receptor type are all present in the same tissue. This co-localization is most common in the brain, organs, central and peripheral nervous system, connective tissue, the immune system and glands.Related: New Study Will Gauge Pot’s Effect on Teenage BrainsWhat It DoesThe primary function of the ECS is to promote homeostasis (the tendency of organisms to auto-regulate and maintain a stable, balanced environment). In fact, the name anandamide is rooted in Sanskrit and means “bliss molecule”. Cannabinoids work to create homeostasis from the sub-cellular level outward to organs, systems and organisms themselves. This may explain why cannabinoids are thought to have an impact on ill health and dysfunction across such a broad range of ailments from mood and stress to appetite, energy, support of the immune system — even an individual’s perception of and relationship with her community and environment.Through the process of monitoring and mediating neurogenesis (growth and development of nerve tissue) and learning, cannabinoids are even thought to help people break down and move past limiting thought patterns opening whole new social and environmental opportunities. Given the ubiquitous nature and apparent impact of the system, it is no wonder that the ECS is being studied more and more by the scientific community.Related: 5 Things You Need to Know About EdiblesWhy It’s GoodGiven this information, one thing is clear to me: Establishing a healthy, fully functioning endocannabinoid system is essential in maintaining physical and mental health. Adding a high-quality CBD supplement to your diet is a great way to boost your ECS. The reason for this is that many people do not naturally produce enough endocannabinoids to maintain homeostasis. This may be due to stress, diet, toxins in the environment or a combination of these elements. Unlike THC, which plugs into the receptors and makes the signal murky, CBD works around the receptors to create more AEA. It does this by blocking the enzyme FAAH from breaking down the AEA which frees up more of it to do its job within the endocannabinoid system thereby promoting homeostasis. Since the body naturally creates its own endocannabinoids with the help of fatty acids, adding fatty acids like Omega-3, 6 or 9 to your diet will promote the body’s generation of AEA and 2-AG. Choosing a CBD supplement with a carrier oil like organic hempseed oil will boost your ECS with the CBD needed to block FAAH and the fatty acids to help your brain produce more AEA and 2AG.  There’s still a ton we don’t know about the endocannabinoid system. Hopefully, with positive developments such as an increase in states legalizing cannabis and the FDA approving its first cannabis-based drug, more needed research is on its way.Related: FDA Approves Its First Marijuana-Derived Drug Founder, Seven Points CBD October 28, 2018 Next Article What You Need to Know About The Endocannabinoid System Subscribe Now Image credit: Selvanegra | Getty Images –shares Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Sceintists are just beginning to understand the health benefits ECS. Here’s what we know so far. Mike Banhagel Cannabis 101 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Add to Queue Guest Writer 5 min readlast_img read more

first_imgKellogg UK to ditch Ricicles and cut sugar in cereals by up to 40%Posted By: News Deskon: November 30, 2017In: Food, Health, Industries, Ingredients, Snacks, Social ResponsibilityPrintEmailKellogg UK has announced it will reduce sugar content in some of its best-selling cereals by 40% as part of a major overhaul to help British consumers make healthier breakfast choices.As of January 2018, the company will also stop making Ricicles. Sugar in Coco Pops cereal will come down by 40% (from 30 grams per 100g to 17 grams). This is following a reduction of 14%  earlier this year, meaning that from 2017 to 2018, it will have halved the sugar in Coco Pops.Meanwhile sugar in Rice Krispies cereal will be reduced by 20% and Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes cereal will see a 30% reduction in sugar per serving.It will also no longer run any children’s on-pack promotions on Kellogg’s Frosties, in recognition that this cereal now tends to be eaten by more adults than children in the UK.The move comes as food companies are under increasing pressure to tackle high levels of sugar in their products to help combat obesity globally. Kellogg was among companies earlier this year to sign up to an agreement with the Swiss government to reduce sugar content in breakfast cereals in the country by the end of 2018.Kellogg said it will also go further to tackle salt, reducing salt levels in Rice Krispies cereal in the UK by 10% and in Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes cereal by 50%.The company added that while it does not use artificial colours in the UK, over the next year it will remove all artificial preservatives from its breakfast foods. Earlier this month it announced the launch of plant-based cereal range called WK Kellogg, which includes no added sugar, low sugar, organic and vegan options.Kellogg UK managing director Oli Morton said: “Kellogg has a long tradition of helping improve the nation’s diet – from pioneering high fibre foods in the early 1900’s to adding folic acid to our products in the 1970s; from launching a long-term salt reduction plan in the late 1990s to adding vitamin D to all our kid’s cereals in 2000s.“We know we have a responsibility to continuously improve the nutrition of our food. We recognise, based on national dietary survey data, that people are eating too much sugar at breakfast and throughout the day and that people need more options, such as organic and vegan. “That’s why today we are announcing more changes to our foods so that we can continue to support people in making better choices. Our shoppers have told us that taste is still important to them so we’ve worked hard to ensure that our new recipes are just as delicious.”Share with your network: Tags: breakfast cerealKelloggsugarUKlast_img read more

first_imgHalo Top introduces low-calorie ice cream snack popsPosted By: News Deskon: February 07, 2019In: Dairy, Food, Industries, New products, SnacksPrintEmailHalo Top Creamery has added a new range of mini ice creams pops to its product portfolio, all of which contain 50-60 calories per serving and are low in sugar.The new Halo Top Pops are available in four flavours: Mint chip, peanut butter swirl, chocolate chip cookie and strawberry cheesecake, which is a brand new Halo Top flavour.Halo Top Pops will be available from February in the US Midwest, Texas and California, followed by the Northeast, and will roll out to selected national retailers in May 2019.Each box of Halo Top Pops will contain six snack pops, each of which is low in sugar and a good source of protein, similar to the low sugar, low-calorie ice cream pints produced by the brand.The introduction of the portion-controlled, light ice cream pops expands Halo Top’s presence in the convenience and healthy snacking space.Doug Bouton, president & COO of Halo Top Creamery, said: “We love ice cream in all forms and these pops seemed like the next logical place to take our brand.“We tried to choose an ideal size for portion-control, but also made sure to pack six to a box so there are plenty to go around!”Share with your network: Tags: Halo Topice creamlow-sugarUSlast_img read more

first_imgOpinion Symptoms & Criteria for Antisocial Personality DisorderAccording to the DSM-5, there are four diagnostic criterion, of which Criterion A has seven sub-features. A. Disregard for and violation of others rights since age 15, as indicated by one of the seven sub features:Failure to obey laws and norms by engaging in behavior which results in criminal arrest, or would warrant criminal arrestLying, deception, and manipulation, for profit tor self-amusement,Impulsive behaviorIrritability and aggression, manifested as frequently assaults others, or engages in fightingBlatantly disregards safety of self and others,A pattern of irresponsibility andLack of remorse for actions (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) The other diagnostic Criterion are: B. The person is at least age 18, C. Conduct disorder was present by history before age 15 D. and the antisocial behavior does not occur in the context of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) childofmine diddlysquat Share Noral12 rockyrex William Anthony Last modified on Tue 27 Feb 2018 12.29 EST Report Share 24 Feb 2018 23:42 AQuietNight WadeElPaso Share on Facebook Reply 9 10 Not just ignored, but shielded by police, school and mental health authorities under color of law to ensure that the community never had a clear idea of how truly dangerous he was until he killed. Share | Pick Share on Facebook To these gay men and their allies, mourning meant being militant about how the dead had been killed by homophobia and inaction – much as the teens staging a die-in outside the White House last week were protesting about the present federal government’s complicity via inaction on gun deaths.Black people have been making life better for everyone by mourning through protest for centuries in this country. On 28 July 1917, some 10,000 people gathered in New York City to march down Fifth Avenue in a silent parade organized by the NAACP. The march was a protest against the East St Louis riots earlier that year, in which rampaging white mobs had killed dozens of black people and burned the homes of thousands more. A century before that, during the German Coast Uprising of 1811, enslaved black people tried to mourn being raped, murdered, bought and sold by rebelling for their freedom.Policing the appropriateness of mourning is a way of saying “stay in your place”. Having lost my father, mother, stepmother and sister in the span of a decade, I know a thing or two about mourning and the many forms it can take. But to understand that protest is a humane response for grieving people, you have to first believe they are humans capable of feeling. (The black teens who have been protesting against police shootings have not been considered as valid as the Parkland teens because their humanity isn’t typically seen as valid in media and politics.) And if you’ve never had to fight for the lives of people you love – or felt that your own life is imminently in danger – then you may be inclined to do nothing and uphold the status quo. But when death has come through great injustice, mourning through a militancy aimed at stopping similarly unjust deaths is not just healthy, but righteous and ethical. Mourning through militancy is one of the more noble sides of America’s history. Share Report Share on Facebook Facebook Email (optional) SteveinSE13 Share Share on Facebook Reply 49 50 Report Share via Email Report Reply Reply WadeElPaso DEVRIM2018 comments (326)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Colton Haab, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was planning to appear at the CNN event last night at which students and community members would question politicians and NRA representative Dana Loesch. The event turned into a fiasco in which Loesch was called a murderer, threatened and jeered by a crowd of thousands. It was a low point, even for CNN, which set up the event for just such a scenario. But Colton didn’t go to the event after, he said, CNN squelched his proposed statement and questions directed towards school safety, and scripted the questions: newest Reply Report Twitter Share on Twitter 16 17 Twitter All Older generation Americans have become too complacent and apathetic to take up the torch of protest against the epidemic of guns. That the youth have seized the moment is not only in their interest but the interest of the future of the nation. Perhaps it might lead to bigger things such as challenging the pervasiveness of the military in all facets of society. 5 6 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter 29 30 Bjerkley tocq1 3 4 91 92 Share on Facebook Report Facebook 50 0 1 28 29 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Eesy | Pick Share 2 3 Share on Facebook Reply Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick Steven W Thrasher 24 Feb 2018 22:08 Twitter | Pick 25 Feb 2018 0:17 | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show 4 more replies JustTehFacts | Pick I was, massively, impressed by the six articulate teenagers and one articulate teacher, on Channel 4 News, last night. https://www.channel4.com/news/florida-guns-debate-part-1 and https://www.channel4.com/news/florida-guns-debate-part-2 Having survived their trauma, they were thoughtful and unbowed. It helped that Kylie Morris was such a respectful and sympathetic Moderator, of the discussion. Well done, to all concerned. It does. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ProbablyOnTopic Share on Facebook 14 15 | Pick Show 10 more replies Report 24 Feb 2018 21:44 24 Feb 2018 21:57 Facebook So nice to read a sane comment. Thank you. Facebook Share 24 Feb 2018 22:06 Reply | Pick DEVRIM2018 I live in a community steeped in hunting with guns, and I can tell you now that anyone round here who expressed a desire to own an automatic or semi-automatic weapon would be regarded as a dangerous lunatic. They are an offensive weapons with only one rational target – humans in warzones. Just wanting to own one strongly suggests you could have homicidal fantasies. | Pick 24 Feb 2018 20:23 PerAudra 26 27 Share https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/student-colton-haab-stands-by-claim-cnn-rewrote-his-planned-questions-and-told-him-to-stick-to-the-script/ CNN denies that this took place, but a television company could hardly do otherwise. Haab has said that on the debate itself all of the students seemed to have identically sized sheets for their speech and questions. I do not have much faith in CNN as an objective source, it is true, but it seems to me that the students and others involved should be heard in their own words and that any other contributions, for instance, that of the publishing company should be kept separate from them. I suppose that I must be in the minority to ask for more objectivity and less pushing of opinions in a supposedly factual assessment. Nevertheless, that’s my view. DEVRIM2018 Report 1 11 12 Twitter Share on Facebook Threads collapsed | Pick Bjerkley Should read “….dropping the ball on the Florida shooting” Facebook Share via Email I suppose that I must be in the minority to ask for more objectivity and less pushing of opinions in a supposedly factual assessment. Rowlocks Share Share on Facebook Twitter 4 5 Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report nedbrophy Rowlocks comment Share Twitter AndyPandy1968 | Pick Share 2 3 Facebook 3 4 Twitter Report Twitter Twitter 24 Feb 2018 21:19 Quite frankly the shittiest statement I’ve read all year. Good article. There’s nothing more political than the attempt to ‘take politics out of the gun issue’. You’ve only to look at the absence of mass shootings in Australia after they tightened their gun laws, or the almost complete absence of gun deaths in the UK where we have some of the tightest gun laws in the world, to see that there is a direct link between the availability of guns and the number of deaths attributable to their use. Reply 34 35 25 Feb 2018 0:53 | Pick Share Eesy Facebook 24 Feb 2018 22:58 Facebook Facebook Facebook 64 65 Share on Facebook nedbrophy Report Show 4 more replies Facebook Share Share on Facebook DeltaFoxWhiskyMike Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook That is exactly what is happening. 24 Feb 2018 21:29 Laurence Bury Share on Twitter DEVRIM2018 24 Feb 2018 22:06 Share on Facebook Share EquilibriaJones 7 8 Report Report Share on Twitter WadeElPaso How do you know? | Pick ‘Mourning through militant protest has a long and noble history in the United States.’Photograph: Larry Marano/Rex/Shutterstock Reply Share Facebook Share on Twitter anon-3a11b71136524b Bjerkley Report 24 Feb 2018 22:30 JustTehFacts Reply dogsoldier SteveinSE13 Share on Twitter deadmanonleave Share on Facebook Report Twitter Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Reply 23 24 24 Feb 2018 21:48 Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick Share Reply Twitter 24 Feb 2018 22:25 Noral12 71 72 Share on Facebook Twitter It is a shocking reality about America that it is so easy to buy guns and use them. I caught a glimpse of a speech by one of the fathers who was stood in front of Mr Trump at The Whitehouse. This was shown on BBC ‘This Week’ on Thursday without much commentary added. Indeed the speech said it all. It was very hard to watch. This was by Mr Andrew Pollack who lost his 18 year old daughter to the shooter. He was flanked by 3 sons who I believe were also at the school. Its’ here to anyone interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvD7IYQv8B8 To his credit Mr Trump did invite victims to a forum in the Whitehouse which I am not aware has happened before. Less to his credit Mr Trump didn’t seem particularly moved, and then went on at that meeting to suggest armed teachers? The trouble is people like him probably regard the ordinary folk who get get killed in these things almost as ‘cannon fodder’… dispensable little people. Whereas the NRA is a donor. Maybe one day there will be a mass shooting where the deaths are all ‘important people’. Until then, nothing will change. Reply WadeElPaso Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Report | Pick 2 Report Twitter Share on Twitter Report DeltaFoxWhiskyMike Share Share 68 69 Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Report DEVRIM2018 | Pick Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Report | Pick Facebook The discussion is being used by political groups and the media to forward their pre-existing convictions. You may not have heard this story but: Order by oldest | Pick Twitter | Pick Report AndyPandy1968 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 7 8 Share Twitter Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share on Facebook DEVRIM2018 Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 22:43 Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 21:59 Reply Share on Facebook | Pick 17 18 Facebook Report Reply Rowlocks Report Pinnington Reply Report 3 4 Reply Share Twitter Policing the appropriateness of mourning is a way of saying “stay in your place” Share Share on Twitter 24 Feb 2018 22:19 | Pick They should protest at the FBI headquarter, FBI received at least 3 tips months before the Florida shooting with specific comments about shooting up a school: A person close to Nikolas Cruz, the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentines day, warned the FBI she was concerned Cruz would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to a leaked transcript of her call to the bureau’s tip line one month before the massacre. 24 Feb 2018 20:28 24 Feb 2018 21:35 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report You may well be correct that Im displaying piss-poor poltics – Maybe Ive been clumsy in how I wrote that. My point is firstly, if you read carefully – the implication is that “a” majority cannot fail to be persuaded by the article – and that IF it is NOT a “vast” majority – then those who are refusing to accept the srguments, are being wilfully blind to the overwhelming moral case being put forward, and are therefore NOT moral people – hence, immoral folk must have their views discounted – especially on this topic, which is the right to life,essentially | Pick Twitter Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Facebook Comments 326 A lot of ‘ifs’ there. Report And which person,let alone POTUS,needs written reminders to express his feelings to grieving families? 24 Feb 2018 21:59 Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share 24 Feb 2018 22:01 4 5 Report Facebook | Pick So who has shat on you then? Sure it is not just seeping out of your ears? If you don’t want to aknowledge empirical science then maybe you should go back to living in a cave and rubbing sticks together to make fire. Of course there is some confirmation bias going on with my posting those links, but they only confirm my own experience that all of the right wingers I have engaged with have very limited reasoning powers regardless of the breadth of their vocabularies. Reply Twitter anon-3a11b71136524b 24 Feb 2018 22:12 You seem to be resentful that this tragedy is being used for “political” ends. I assume this does not fit with the view you hold. However, what is more political than the well-being of the citizens ? Young , middle aged or elderly, this is the fundamental right to exist which is at stake here. I suspect that many on the right are fearful that the wider corporate takeover of america is being challenged, as it is inextricably linked to the mass slaughter of people in the US. 24 Feb 2018 21:56 “That’s what was happening when a conservative pundit criticized Parkland students for organizing the March for Our Lives. It was, she said, “quite interesting that the children survivors haven’t even buried their friends, grieve, get over shock but have had the time to plan for a march, come up with a creative hashtag, get their story to all media outlets all in such a short amount time”.” Hang on….so it’s ok for that leathery orange sack of mashed potatoes and door knobs otherwise known as Trump to use this shooting to have a dig at the FBI for “focusing too much on the Russia investigation and dropping the ball” almost immediately after the shooting, but NOT ok for these kids to organise a protest march? There are elements of the American right that make me absolutely sick. Twitter 24 Feb 2018 21:54 Facebook 24 Feb 2018 23:12 EquilibriaJones Share Sasha Rieger the emperor has no empire. the emperor has no dick. Share on Messenger Show 2 more replies Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Report Reply dallasdunlap | Pick Report Reply 24 Feb 2018 21:19 | Pick 5 6 | Pick 24 Feb 2018 21:52 24 Feb 2018 21:41 20CharactersNoSpaces JayThomas Twitter | Pick Facebook Reply 24 Feb 2018 21:21 Share on Twitter | Pick | Pick 24 Feb 2018 21:28 Facebook 40 41 | Pick 24 Feb 2018 20:38 Twitter Reply Parkland, Florida school shooting Its not surprising that the powers that be have resorted to smear tactics, I mean its not as if they have any rational arguments to justify why obtaining an education in America has become so dangerous. You know the world has gone mad when the commander in chief wants to tool up the teaching profession – no wonder so many young Americans are mightily pissed off. anyonelistening Reply Share 24 Feb 2018 23:59 | Pick Report Reply Share Report 1 2 7 8 Twitter 24 Feb 2018 22:36 Opinion Reply Twitter Report | Pick All I can say for absolute sure,is that Trump does not feel empathy or sorrow or sadness,when these killings occur.You can see the lack of feeling in his face,voice and words.And which person,let alone POTUS,needs written reminders to express his feelings to grieving families? But easy for him to say what great people and patriots the NRA are,without notes. dogsoldier #BoycottNRA The NRA will go after the kids in some way. They believe the 2nd Amendment gives them the right to assault weapons and the idiots also think the bible says that too! 24 Feb 2018 21:40 24 Feb 2018 22:01 Reply | Pick Share on Facebook Reply Facebook DEVRIM2018 Share on Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook Noral12 @thrasherxy Reply Report Reply Sure, mate. Deflect blame onto the FBI instead of acknowledging that this one was just one of dozens of mass shootings in the USA. Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Those five million members have exactly the same right to make their views known as every other American does. | Pick expanded Show 8 more replies Share on Facebook | Pick 13 14 | Pick Report Share What a fabulously elegant, poignant andthoughtful article, thank you very much Mr Thrasher. If words like yours cannot persuade the vast majority, then those people are choosing not to listen, and as such their views must be discounted. 30 31 anyonelistening Share on Twitter | Pick and you’re bitching about unexcused absence? the absence of the dead is inexcusable. TheSadMafioso 27 28 49 50 Share on Facebook 18 19 Report Report Reply Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Dave514 Share Share on Twitter 24 Feb 2018 21:30 Twitter A good article for once without being divisive. Good one Mr Thrasher.More articles like this, please. It is quite right for people to protest as it is not about mourning but self-defence. In the US 5 million NRA members are at war with over 300 million people who they see as nothing other than targets.It is not a political protest, it is a lifesaving protest. | Pick Share 18 19 Reply Share on Twitter deepblue Facebook Facebook Share | Pick 3 | Pick Share on Twitter Once again you have it exactly in reverse. Share WadeElPaso 24 Feb 2018 21:17 nedbrophy WadeElPaso 24 Feb 2018 23:26 24 Feb 2018 22:04 24 Feb 2018 22:20 2 3 Facebook Reply 5 Million NRA members have too much power and influence. Report 5 6 Reply Reply Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 22:00 27 28 | Pick Share on Twitter | Pick Facebook 7 8 Twitter | Pick 15 16 9 10 Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick | Pick Show 7 more replies Reply Share Facebook “then you may be inclined to do nothing and uphold the status quo.” How about dealing with mental health issues in a more aggressive way? The issue that seems to be unspeakable. The Parkland killer was literally a blinking neon sign warning he was dangerous and that was ignored. Several other school shooters were the same. And the medications used to treat mental illness can be problematic. Several have side effects that can make a bad situation worse. It appeared the Charleston shooter was indulging in a drug which had a side effect of greatly increasing feelings of paranoia. Banning guns still leaves these people free to roam in society. More than likely they will get their hands on a gun and if not there are many alternatives to create mayhem with. Share on Twitter Share 24 Feb 2018 22:02 Share on Twittercenter_img Twitter The powerful should never tell relatively powerless people who are protesting for their very lives how they should be behaving. That’s what was happening when a conservative pundit criticized Parkland students for organizing the March for Our Lives. It was, she said, “quite interesting that the children survivors haven’t even buried their friends, grieve, get over shock but have had the time to plan for a march, come up with a creative hashtag, get their story to all media outlets all in such a short amount time”. But memorializing the dead through protest doesn’t mean denigrating them – it means honoring their lives by making a better future. Mourning through militant protest has a long and noble history in the United States. It was young people protesting about the death of another Florida teenager who died from gun violence six years ago, Trayvon Martin, that led to the Black Lives Matter movement. Their love for that boy killed by George Zimmerman helped spark a movement honoring the value of black life. pailleon That’s what was happening when a conservative pundit criticized Parkland students for organizing the March for Our Lives. It was, she said, “quite interesting that the children survivors haven’t even buried their friends, grieve, get over shock but have had the time to plan for a march, come up with a creative hashtag, get their story to all media outlets all in such a short amount time”. deepblue AQuietNight Reply DeltaFoxWhiskyMike TheSadMafioso “Personal Defence Weapon”Includes:AAC Honey Badger PDW – .300 AAC Blackout (7.62×35mm)AR-57 – 5.7×28mm – M16 lower receiver with a redesigned upper receiver fed by FN P90 magazinesBarrett REC7 PDW – 6.8mm Remington SPC (6.8×43mm)Brügger & Thomet MP9 – 6.5×25mm CBJ & 9×19mm LugerČZW-438 – 4.38×30mm LibraColt MARS – 5.56×30mm MARSFN P90 – 5.7×28mmFN SCAR PDW – 5.56×45mm NATOGA Personal Defense Weapon – 7.62×37mm MusangHeckler & Koch MP7 – 4.6×30mmKnight’s Armament Company PDW – 6×35mm KACMagpul PDR – 5.56×45mm NATOPP-2000 – 9×19mm 7N21 +P+, 9×19mm 7N31 +P+QCW-05 – 5.8×21mmSaab Bofors Dynamics CBJ-MS – 6.5×25mmST Kinetics CPW – 4.6×30mm, 5.7×28mm, 9×19mm[25]VBR-Belgium PDW – 7.92×24mmModern Sub Machine Carbine – 5.56×30mm MINSAS Name calling doesn’t affect the nature of the beast. They could have called “assault weapons”, “Firearms for Area Insertion of Regular Yeomanry” but it would still do what it does. I think Terry Pratchett summed it up very well with his “gonne” – holding a gun changes people in a way that most weapons don’t. A crossbow doesn’t generate the same effect. Or even an rpg, come to that. There is something different about guns… Facebook Facebook Share The NRA lobbying in Congress is small but what they spend outside in the individual states is nearly 10 times the amount. And they have exactly the same rights to advocate for their position as any other lobbying group or constituency. No more, no less. Share on Pinterest Facebook deepblue deepblue LearningIsLife Report Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 9 10 Share on Facebook What one might find equally suspicious is shoe-horning in tragic deaths which have nothing to do with these horrendous copycat high-school shootings. An individual of whatever age shot dead mistakenly or criminally by a security guard could happen in many (European) countries where guards are armed – tragic though it is and political resonant within its own sphere, but not in regard to the pressing issue of gun control in the US. Twitter CharteredEngineer Share on Facebook Facebook JayThomas dallasdunlap 24 Feb 2018 21:55 diddlysquat Show 5 more replies Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter nedbrophy Share on Twitter Twitter Dave514 collapsed Report Yup, AR-15s and Ak-47s were designed for soldiers to kill other soldiers as quickly as possible. They’re not hunting rifles and they’re not target rifles; they are military weapons, nothing more. Reply Twitter Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter 23 24 LearningIsLife Share on Twitter nedbrophy Share Report Bjerkley Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment 17 18 Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Reuse this content,View all comments > Share No. vigdis Twitter Report | Pick 21 22 24 Feb 2018 21:55 It’s a political protest and nobody is at war with anyone. Report Reply Protest Share on Facebook Facebook 20 21 Report Share 24 Feb 2018 21:51 4 5 WadeElPaso Topics Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Share ‘assault weapon’ Definition of assault1 a : a violent physical or verbal attackb : a military attack usually involving direct combat with enemy forces an assault on the enemy’s air basec : a concerted effort (as to reach a goal or defeat an adversary) an assault on drug trafficking2 lawa : a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension (see apprehension 1) of such harm or contact — compare battery 1b rape Origin and Etymology of assaultMiddle English assaut, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *assaltus, from assalire — see assail Share on Facebook Share 24 Feb 2018 21:32 Share 42 43 WadeElPaso Facebook Discounting the views of those who disagree with you is piss poor politics, especially when they constitute the majority. Convince them, don’t blow them off — but don’t start by demeaning or dismissing them. Twitter | Pick Report recommendations 24 Feb 2018 22:24 Reply “Similarly, Ferguson residents began mourning Mike Brown by protesting the mass gun deaths due to racist policing.” – Hysteria much? Share Share on Facebook Twitter LearningIsLife Share on Facebook WadeElPaso 41 42 Twitter It’s quite interesting that the children survivors haven’t even buried their friends, grieve, get over shock but have had the time to plan for a march, come up with a creative hashtag, get their story to all media outlets all in such a short amount time. Share Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Totally crass statement I agree but I think the point trying to be made is that the students are being organised and directed by others with their own agenda. Facebook Report 16 17 Reply | Pick 8 9 Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 21:53 The courage of these children is admirable and inspiring. I’m hopeful that it’s the start of some kind of seachange – what’s notable is that whilst so often the attacks on people who speak out by the conservative right seem to gain traction, when targeted at students who were shot at and who lost their classmates and teachers, there has been a response of revulsion and a determination to continue. That’s heartening to see. | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook I notice that your quote from the conservative pundit did not include a verse from the Bible – so I have one for her: ‘ Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? ‘ Proverbs 24: 11 -12 I haven’t seen the military around the entire metro Phoenix area to speak of. You must be living near an army post. | Pick WadeElPaso WTF ! Share on Facebook oldest Share on Twitter Twitter Share Share on Facebook | Pick (The black teens who have been protesting police shootings have not been considered as valid as the Parkland teens because their humanity isn’t typically seen as valid in media and politics.) Report Facebook Reply Reply Reply Share Reply 3 4 Share on Facebook As people keep missing, it’s the guns, stupid. The only country that allows everyone to carry weapons is the same one where nobody is shocked by mass shootings. Do the math. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Reply | Pick Share Share on Facebook Share Report Share on Twitter Reply This is so true. Black teens are being gunned down in Chicago almost every day, and not just by the police, and where is the media coverage of the protest marches there? Reply Twitter Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 21:59 24 Feb 2018 21:21 1 Activism Report curiouswes JayThomas Reply Share on Twitter It should be obvious by this that there is some other motivation in play in this issue. The media cannot be trusted. Facebook Share Share on Facebook 11 12 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter DeltaFoxWhiskyMike diddlysquat 24 Feb 2018 21:32 Share Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reply Share on Twitter Your police are militarized, well good for you. I don’t know what the He’ll that means. You sound like some rabid Socialist Share Facebook Share on Twitter Noral12 Twitter Reason (optional) the dead are marked as absent but excused, all very proper. Close report comment form Show 7 more replies Share on Facebook Absolutely. People who disagree with you are not being willfully blind to some overwhelming moral case. They simply disagree with you, and your case is not overwhelming. They are not threatening your life in any way. Put your anger and efforts toward those who do, and you’ll be more successful. WadeElPaso | Pick Report WadeElPaso Share on Facebook There has been talk here of students attending protests demanding more gun-control. I hope schools are not simply letting their students walk out of school or skip classes to attend these protests because that is called truancy or an unexcused absence. If they are, and these protests turn ugly and students are injured, the school administration will be exposing themselves to legal action for failing to adequately supervise their student body or provide a safe educational environment. Share Share | Pick Facebook 24 Feb 2018 21:41 Twitter Sat 24 Feb 2018 07.00 EST Twitter SteveinSE13 Report Reply DeltaFoxWhiskyMike Share 9 10 | Pick 3 4 Share on Facebook Report Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick Building a better future? No. So far, they are just ‘protesting’. Show 12 more replies 6 7 | Pick This year alone (just 2 months in), in the US, there have been 34 mass shootings, with 60 dead, and 144 injured. But that’s not all. 5,869 people have been killed or injured, 494 of those children. How can anyone feel safe in such an environment? Even if you support hunting, how can anyone justify automatic and semi-automatic weapons? How can anyone justify opposition to regular repeated background checks? How can anyone justify attacking the victims? This madness has to stop. Source: Gun Violence Archive Shares273273 Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Twitter 9 10 5 6 Since you’re here… 100 | Pick 24 Feb 2018 21:24 Share on Facebook Facebook Bjerkley Facebook Report Share Facebook 3 4 Twitter Facebook WadeElPaso Share on Facebook Reply 24 Feb 2018 22:31 Facebook Share Reply Share Report Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Could right wing deficiencies be congenital? Yes. Research shows them to be of lower intelligence with diminished cognitive processing. Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study from the Daily Mail no less, FYI for our american readers, a rabid right wing rag so you can’t pull the lefty snowflake meme Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand? Psychology Today reviewing a study in one of psychology’s top journals, Psychological Science. SteveinSE13 Report leftylass62 Reply Share … or a baseball bat. Show 25 Share on Twitter 24 Feb 2018 20:24 Twitter AQuietNight | Pick Reply Share Show 15 more replies Nada89 24 Feb 2018 22:06 Twitter 8 9 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share Report 60 61 Reply Share on Twitter 3 4 Share on Twitter Facebook Facebook Show 20 more replies Facebook This is always the modus operandi when the Conservative-minded (mostly) decide to denigrate – rather than listen to – the opinion of those that don’t agree with them. They feign solemnity and virtue in an attempt to discredit the opposing view by hinting that their opponents are trying to make political capital out of the situation (whatever it might be). Well here’s the Merriam-Webster definition of what politics is… 1 : the activities, actions, and policies that are used to gain and hold power in a government or to influence a government. 2 : a person’s opinions about the management of government. The students are upset and angry – so what better way than to express their feelings than through politiking? … as if the Conservative Right would be any more sympathetic if the young people waited until the funerals etc were out of the way, when – instinctively – these students probably understand that when the dead are buried and life picks up its thread… time will, as it always does, lessen the impact of the atrocity. It’s the view that the Conservative Right don’t like and they will use every opportunity to condemn those that hold the view – in other words, they are also playing politics. Young people are angry – rightly so – they can grieve, plan to attend funerals and get over the shock at the same time as finding an outlet for their anger. | Pick Report 24 Feb 2018 21:11 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share Peter Shaw WadeElPaso William Anthony 24 Feb 2018 22:03 unthreaded Very interesting, the differences in brain processing of the human virtues of grief and compassion between right-wingers and the rest of us. And there’s never any deviation by the right wing- they can’t comprehend that they are missing the very basic virtues that distinguish full humanity. Could right wing deficiencies be congenital? 6 7 Reply Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 22:17 Facebook Columbine shooters; cops were aware of their intentions and failed to act.Texas church shooting; authorities failed to enter the shooter’s conviction into a databse that would have prevented him purchasing firearms.FL school shooting; authorities were aware of his potentially violent behavior and psychologically unstable state and did nothing. Conclusion; I’ll be assuming control of my own and my families safety. 24 Feb 2018 21:31 Facebook nedbrophy | Pick I notice you opened your profile as soon as these comments started and only comment on gun loving. Sad! Twitter tocq1 | Pick Share Share on Facebook Report Young people can’t change US gun law alone – but they could tip the balance Twitter Financial contributions from the NRA to politicians are tiny compared to funding from other constituences. The NRA’s political influence and power is it’s grassroots support from voters such as myself. Facebook Reply Report Read more 2 3 Report Boojay Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick 25 Feb 2018 0:35 Facebook 16 17 66 67 WTF ! Facebook Reply Share on Twitter When injustice leads to death, protest is an appropriate way to mourn Share 24 Feb 2018 22:02 Banning guns still leaves these people free to roam in society. More than likely they will get their hands on a gun and if not there are many alternatives to create mayhem with. Firstly, “these people” are ill and need medical help. Is the US not wealthy enough to provide it for them and keep them and other safe while doing so? Secondly, “if not there are many alternatives [to guns] to create mayhem with”. Perhaps, but try taking out 58 or 17 or 26 people with a knife. CharteredEngineer Twitter Reply Report Show 1 more reply 13 14 Share Reply 25 Feb 2018 0:25 Facebook Facebook nedbrophy Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Report Then why link to a conservative website which doesn’t acknowledge that Haab’s family released doctored emails to the press, the full version of which suggest the opposite of what is claimed. Twitter Share on Twitter childofmine | Pick 10 11 24 Feb 2018 22:00 Reply | Pick Share Facebook Report Twitter Facebook Report | Pick Share on Twitter 24 Feb 2018 21:16 WadeElPaso 24 Feb 2018 23:35 Reply 2 3 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Report 24 Feb 2018 21:28 Share Reply JustTehFacts 24 Feb 2018 22:04 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter rockyrex Share Contact author Reply Share on Facebook Report Report Facebook Report Twitter Facebook 1 2 Share on Twitter Similarly, Ferguson residents began mourning Mike Brown by protesting about the mass gun deaths due to racist policing. The protests might not have been considered appropriate etiquette by some, but their urgency was driven by the fact that his body was left to bleed out on the street for hours. This is not unlike how Mamie Till chose “to let the people see what they did to my boy” in an open casket, making his funeral into a protest to protect other black people. A few days after the Parkland shooting, a group of teens staged a “die-in” by lying down outside the White House. This was a painful new incarnation of a protest used by Act Up – the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power – which staged die-ins in the 1980s and 90s as many of the members themselves were dying. And in 1992, Act Up members heaved the ashes of their dead friends and lovers over the George HW Bush-occupied White House. Share Report Share on LinkedIn | Pick Twitter A kid demanding stricter gun laws at trump and trump saying we need teachers to have guns, is as close as you get to the emperor having no clothes. 15 16 Boojay 24 Feb 2018 22:05 24 Feb 2018 20:20 That NRA spokeswoman was vile. Good luck to those students, they should stay out of school until the government acts. Report anon-3a11b71136524b Facebook Twitter WadeElPaso Facebook Share on Twitter Report | Pick Loading comments… Trouble loading? 24 Feb 2018 21:58 Share On the contrary, Dana was articulate and knowledgeable and answered the questions directed at her without evasion. The behavior of some in the audience was despicable and sickening screaming calls for her death. a name might not affect the nature of the beast, but maybe the successful banishing of it. Twitter Reply 25 They’ll be voting soon. Politicians need to be afraid of voters, not afraid of the NRA. ProbablyOnTopic 18 19 TheSadMafioso leftylass62 Boojay Report Reply 24 Feb 2018 21:57 Twitter As students organize after the Florida school shooting, they are honoring their classmates’ lives by building a better future Twitter Share on Twitter Yet, the revulsion is often somewhat selective. Black victims will trigger a wave of blether about black crime statistics; yesterday the Parkland massacre led Khanya Khondlo Mtshali to criticise Oprah Winfrey for her support and to accuse one of the young protesters of questionable intentions. Divide et impera has stood the test of time. Share on Twitter Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Share on WhatsApp Reply Show 2 more replies Facebook In the US the police already IS militarized, but the refernce above is also to the perception of, glorification of and unquestioning support of the US military – the “hearts and minds” so to speak. Reply Share Share Parkland, Florida school shooting Condescension and scorn rarely attract political support from the shat-on. You seem really intelligent, but maybe not so bright. Interesting political dilemma. Twitter Reply 1 2 WadeElPaso Share Dave514 SteveinSE13 Facebook Report Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter kuffdam Share on Facebook Report 25 26 Reply Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Then they will need home schooling because the government can’t act. Its a Supreme Court matter Share Share on Facebook 24 Feb 2018 21:34 | Pick Share on Twitter Facebook Gary Younge Reply Twitter Share 3 Twitter 24 Feb 2018 21:52 Share Share on Twitter Share on Twitter A silly response to a serious concern. DEVRIM2018 View more commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe car’s the scar: photographs of US veterans’ interior lives 7 8 1 2 Share Facebook Twitter Show 3 more replies Reply Share on Facebook FowerCloud Weareallidiots Reply franciscat All Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply 11 Mar 2018 17:08 11 Mar 2018 8:15 Facebook Share on Facebook Report Report Share on Pinterest | Pick Facebook Twitter Share Besonders Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook TimMann1 Twitter Share Facebook | Pick Show 2 more replies Topics Oh jeeez, get over yourself. I won a free walking tour of Vietnam. I can empathize with these guys; my car has looked like that for decades. It doesn’t matter because nothing really matters. You don’t fight for country. You don’t fight for an idea. You don’t fight for an ideology. You fight to stay alive. You fight for the guys who are fighting for you. Many re-up to keep fighting for their guys, protecting their guys. At 18 or 20 you don’t know yet that you will never again feel as vital, as needed, as alive, or as free as you do in combat. Or as close to anyone else as you do to the men who were there to fight to protect each other. After WWI, Gertrude Stein told Hemingway, “yours is a lost generation.” Every war has it’s own lost generation. Art 1 2 3 Sat 10 Mar 2018 13.00 EST 11 Mar 2018 8:18 Twitter Twitter Report As Fox News obviously stage their opinions to suit their corporate masters and their befuddled and hopeless viewers, the question is very relevant. Raymond Hall Share on Twitter Dontworryaboutit 11 Mar 2018 10:09 50 | Pick Reply Reply Twitter Reply 3 4 Report Share on Facebook 8 9 | Pick | Pick 11 Mar 2018 6:11 expanded 25 11 Mar 2018 12:29 2 Share Facebook Report Boudicca2016 | Pick Twitter 11 Mar 2018 5:08 | Pick 3 4 Share on Facebook 11 Mar 2018 9:26 collapsed Share Share on Facebook Details of images from American Interiors. Photograph: ML Casteel 5 6 Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Ted Evans 12 13 Twitter I haven’t been near any battlefield, and you should see my car! Share on Facebook You may have PTSD but you also have a remarkable insight into what put you in that situation. I hope it’s helping you to deal with it. War is a terrible thing and it’s a great shame the world in general hasn’t yet found a way to reduce it much, let alone eliminate it from the world. JEFFLEBOWSKI67 Report ljrmiller Twitter 5 6 Share Share Report | Pick Reply 7 8 Or a private detective, or a mom with 3 boy slobs irapho Share on Facebook Order by oldest Reply Ahvenanmaa Share Henry_King Report 11 Mar 2018 7:17 Facebook The car is an enduring symbol of America and American photography, synonymous with mobility, freedom and independence, but here that symbolism is upended. “That dream of freedom that the car symbolises doesn’t always translate into real freedom,” says Casteel.Surprisingly, many of the vehicles shown in the book belong to veterans of much earlier US wars: Vietnam, Korea, and even a few from the second world war. Of the 21 million military veterans in America, 3 million served in Iraq and Afghanistan.“Unless they were seriously injured, the vets from more recent conflicts in the Gulf and Afghanistan would park their own cars,” says Casteel. “This was an ageing population. They were, to a man, tough. They were hanging in there and the veterans’ hospital was a place where they could go and be with their own people, be with guys who understood what they had been through and what they were going through.” | Pick 11 Mar 2018 11:01 Exactly. | Pick Besonders 4 5 Report Facebook Report Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 4:10 11 Mar 2018 4:35 Share on Twitter hakucho Facebook Share Pinterest Share on Facebook If any of this is true, it requires an imaginative leap of Olympic proportion. Share on Facebook Share 7 8 Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick Facebook Report Reply 4 5 The Beer is, MUG Root beer. The realisation of naivety can make you feel guilty. Something you wouldn’t have done had you known beforehand. You can be forgiven for that. Apologies and don’t beat yourself up about it. Ahvenanmaa Looks to me as if the photographer is taking advantage of men and women who are quite possibly in shock. I’d call it abuse. Yeah I thought that. Two paragraphs of utter bullshit right there. That first picture: an unfinished burger, an empty beer (?) can, and a handgun, left in a car – the World’s deadliest weapon! I fear for that person. 11 Mar 2018 17:27 Reply Last modified on Thu 27 Jun 2019 06.52 EDT And the other can? And the (?) in my first comment Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 5:15 Facebook 4 5 Share on Twitter 11 12 Maria Elena Macioszek Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick This is an overly-analytical review. We don’t need any more theorizing about America’s mythical relationship with the car. These days, lots of us are living in them. I like the photos, though. hakucho | Pick Share on Twitter 8 9 “When I was growing up in south-west Virginia, it was ingrained in me to thank a veteran if I met one,” says Matthew Casteel, a 37-year-old photographer who works under the name ML Casteel. “That was the norm back then, the understanding that they had made a huge sacrifice for the country. Somewhere along the way, that has changed. Their plight has gotten lost in the bureaucracy of government.”Casteel’s new book, American Interiors, is a compelling indictment of the way in which US war veterans, the wounded and the war-weary, are often treated on their return to the homeland that demanded that sacrifice of them. What is audacious about Casteel’s approach is that there are no portraits of veterans in the book. Instead, while working as a valet parker at a veteran’s hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he now lives, he began surreptitiously shooting the interiors of their cars. The result is a grimly powerful, extended metaphor for the neglect and decay that makes their daily lives at home a dogged extension of their lives at war. Besonders ML Casteel’s images of the clutter in ex-servicemen’s vehicles offer a powerful metaphor for the enduring psychological impact of warfare And the GUN? | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook | Pick Twitter JEFFLEBOWSKI67 11 Mar 2018 5:07 Share on Facebook “Many of the pictures, with their impersonal and scrutineering eye, have the look of crime-scene photography,” writes Kenneth MacLeish, author of Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community, in his illuminating afterword, and one immediately notes the recurring tropes among the messy interiors: guns, knives, syringes, porn mags, crushed beer cans and overflowing ashtrays. The detritus of survival, of lives altered immeasurably by combat in faraway places.Many of the interiors are untidy and cluttered, several are encrusted with dirt and piled high with debris. They are decorated with photos of loved ones, lucky charms, holy pictures, flags and littered with discarded children’s toys, walking sticks, medicine bottles, airbrushes, toothbrushes, socks and lottery tickets. In one photo, a baseball cap bears the words “Life Is Crap”. In another, someone has written “Better days!!” on a tiny US flag.“I parked hundreds of cars a week and most were in some state of neglect and disrepair,” says Casteel, who honed the project during his time as a postgraduate student on the renowned MFA photography course at Hartford, Connecticut. “The symbolism of neglect was pervasive in the cars, but also in the folks that were driving them. I met several guys who actually lived in their cars.” So this is what you learn when joining the US army – living like a piglet. I wonder if they also sh** in the car. Reply Photograph: ML Casteel This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. 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Could you please tell me the connection between someone who is reliving the horror of their past over and over, unable to stop the interior scenes, and just not having energy to clean the car, and a shooting in a veterans home? Thank all the arm chair saber rattlers. It makes me ill. ID6474557 Share on Twitter Twitter These photos are a good argument for Medicinal Cannabis. Share on Twitter Share Loading comments… Trouble loading? Reply Share Share on Twitter Facebook Share Twitter Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 3:01 Report 29 30 2 3 Share Twitter PepMax 11 Mar 2018 15:02 Reply Ted Evans AnthonyFlack Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Art and design books Reply | Pick Share on Facebook Reply Pinterest comments (106)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Reply Twitter And I would still call it abusive behaviour. Share on LinkedIn Share irapho Share 28 29 Share via Email Facebook Report | Pick Facebook Twitter Sean O’Hagan Report Reply Twitter Reply 5 6 11 Mar 2018 10:40 4 5 Share JTfromUSthenUK Report Report | Pick 20 21 It did exist. What is now called PTSD has had many names over time. According to this, up to half of military discharges in WWII were stress related. https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/history-of-ptsd-vets.asp Report Reply Share on Twitter Share via Email 0 1 | Pick Photography Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Share on Facebook Facebook Report 11 Mar 2018 6:44 Share Reply Report EMDR has a proven track record in treating PTSD. If you or a loved one are lost in the labyrinth of trauma, do whatever you can to access it. It works. Some NHS health boards offer it, others dont. If your GP isnt helping, find an advocacy service & ask for an advocate to attend appts. They’re indispensable. Guided Imagery & Music is also worth investigating. Last but not least, Professor Jonathan Bisson’s “3MDR” research project has been set up specifically for veterans, here: http://www.ncmh.info/3mdr-treatment-resistant-ptsd/ Facebook oldest Support The Guardian LeslieSwearingen Share on Facebook Report Reply Share on Twitter | Pick I have seen better arranged and cleaner landfills. PowderHound2 Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Share on Facebook Share on Twitter “At the beginning of World War II, the term “shell shock” was banned by the British Army, though the phrase “postconcussional syndrome” was used to describe similar traumatic responses.”Lifted directly from wiki on Shellshock. It’s not that it didn’t exist, they just changed the name and weren’t allowed to talk about it. And not talking about it is precisely the way to make it worse. | Pick Ted Evans Share on Facebook Facebook 9 10 Share According to an ex SAS speaker, at a recent corporate event, the US is generation or so ahead of the UK when it comes to the understanding and treatment or veterans. If it’s bad for theirs, it may well be worse for ours. | Pick 16 17center_img Share on Facebook 0 1 given the news story about the killing at the veterans home in California higher up on the page: is this not rather poorly judged? Share on Twitter newest | Pick Share on Twitter Reply 0 1 True. Equally it could belong to almost anyone suffering from PTSD or a range of similar mental health issues. Report It means war screwed them up or unsuccessful integration back into civil society did. Dontworryaboutit FowerCloud Share 3 4 Report 11 Mar 2018 5:58 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter brit32 Twitter lots of people with ptsd have interiors like this, at home, on the road & in the soul MilanRenaud Reply Twitter Reply I don’t know. I don’t know what to think about the shooting at the veterans home in Yountville. If I need or needed inpatient treatment for PTSD due to military service, I never sought it out. I don’t know whether it would have helped me. About all I know is that obviously the shooter wasn’t helped by the program for whatever reason. Perhaps he wasn’t ready. Perhaps the treatment wasn’t a good fit for him. Perhaps he was too troubled to benefit from it. The one thing I know is that no treatment is very helpful until the individual is ready to try and work through treatment. I wasn’t ready for treatment for years. As for poor timing of this feature, I don’t see it. One veteran with huge problems doesn’t represent all veterans, not even all veterans with problems. Reply Share Report Facebook Bradtheunveiler Report When you see former soldiers in their 90’s break down in a moment’s memory of a cobber who didn’t make it through ww2, it makes you realise the impact society’s war mongers have and hence are among the worst examples of our species, of no real benefit and like others unfit for society, best they are incarcerated with the keys dropped in the deepest ocean! Mental health Facebook Reply 11 Mar 2018 10:48 0 1 The statistics speak for themselves: one in seven homeless adults in America is a military veteran; one in five veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has post-traumatic stress disorder; every day, 22 veterans take their own lives, averaging one suicide every 65 minutes.Casteel worked as a valet parker at the hospital for seven years, during which time he took thousands of photographs of the car interiors using a small camera, working fast so as not to be detected by his fellow workers. The project took on an almost obsessive dimension for him: “At times it did feel like I was shooting the same interior of the same car,” he says.I first came across Casteel and his work five years ago while working with Hartford students on an intensive weekend of seminars and workshops in Berlin. It was easily the strongest series I saw, but the early dummy of the book he showed me contained more than 150 images. The finished work comprises 55. “I was maybe a bit lost in it back then,” says Casteel, laughing. “But I knew it had a formal consistency because I was creating the view of the interior from the driver’s seat over and over. It was what the vets’ saw when they looked around them.” Reply Share on Facebook 11 12 19 Mar 2018 16:52 Here are the symptoms of PTSD Behavioral: agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, or social isolationPsychological: flashback, fear, severe anxiety, or mistrustMood: loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, or lonelinessSleep: insomnia or nightmaresAlso common: emotional detachment or unwanted thoughts Or basically anyone who is middle aged and works for a living. Reply Report Reply Report Report One driver leaves out his Bible and a hunting knife. Photograph: ML Casteel Since you’re here… Share Report | Pick Share on Facebook 11 Mar 2018 21:32 22 23 11 Mar 2018 23:08 Share Share Report 1 2 Facebook 0 1 Share | Pick Twitter 8 9 | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter This is not the same syndrome . You’re suffering from Perennial-Teenager Slob Disorder. 21 million vets that is a significant proportion of the population 350m 1 in 16 , whats ours like ? A lot less I hope .. 14 15 Share on Twitter | Pick 2 3 25 26 Share yeah well that’s just like your opinion man 2 3 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Report gwale | Pick 11 Mar 2018 17:10 Share Share Share on Facebook 11 Mar 2018 8:15 Report 11 12 Share Rick Kennerly Kylie Groom 11 Mar 2018 20:11 Report Shares101101 Twitter Share Twitter Share on Facebook FowerCloud ID6474557 Share on Facebook justaguest1 Facebook Geushetat Reply 11 Mar 2018 4:08 Share on Twitter Cigarette butts in a dog food can in one car interior. Photograph: ML Casteel Reply I am a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. I am female. I served in the Army. I have PTSD. I don’t know why I have PTSD, but I do. I certainly didn’t expect it, and I definitely wouldn’t have chosen to have it if I had such a choice. My car doesn’t look like the cars in those photographs, inside or out. I drive a Prius c. Why? Because I risked my life and lost my mental health for oil. And if it’s that valuable, I want to limit my consumption of that oil. My car is remarkably empty inside. Since it’s winter, I have an ice scraper in the front seat. I also have a box of tissues, because I frequently have allergies. That’s it. I don’t eat while driving, because that’s a good way to get distracted. I don’t consume beverages while driving. I don’t live in my car because in spite of the PTSD, I have a job. Mental illness is no barrier to employment in the sciences. My car is a bit dusty inside because I live in a dusty climate. I can’t be bothered to clean the floor mats, so they have a bit of dirt and grit on them. The seats are clean because I don’t eat or drink (or smoke–I don’t smoke at all) in my car. I like my car a lot, but I don’t spend a great deal of time there. I spend most of my time at work. I hide from my PTSD in my work. The work is demanding and absorbing, leaving little room for anything else. That is my car, and that is my life. Dontworryaboutit Facebook 3 4 Facebook 11 Mar 2018 4:55 Report | Pick Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Reply features Share 11 Mar 2018 19:41 Casteel’s new book, American Interiors, is a compelling indictment of the way in which US war veterans, the wounded and the war-weary, are often treated on their return to the homeland that demanded that sacrifice of them. 11 Mar 2018 8:00 Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 23:22 Reply Share on Twitter Share justaguest1 | Pick Twitter ljrmiller DasInternaut The Observer Reply 11 Mar 2018 11:19 Share BradKB Report Report Report Share Besonders 12 Mar 2018 1:26 Share on Twitter 19 20 Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook Casteel befriended several veterans, even visiting their homes to take formal portraits, but he says “it always came down to the cars”. He has shown the resulting images to several of the vets he befriended – the usual reaction is “my car doesn’t look like that”. He plans to make a special edition of the book with proceeds going to a veterans’ charity.“I heard so many stories and saw so many guys struggling with addiction or health problems relating to what they had been through that it kind of humbled me,” he says. “I grew up as a rebellious teenager who played in punk rock bands and was involved in anti-war activism. Back then it was just ‘fuck war!’, but I never really considered the human plight of individual veterans. The ones I met were struggling, but they were also cool guys and I was always struck by their generosity. They were inspiring to be around, for sure. They changed my way of thinking.”American Interiors by ML Casteel is published by Dewi Lewis (£28) Threads collapsed Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 3:10 The veterans’ plight is not of their own making. They deserve respect, but no more than should be afforded to anyone else. Sympathy and support is what they need. The main villain here is U.S. imperialism and these men are victims of this. 4 5 Share Wow. I’m sure Fox news will set the record straight for you. 11 Mar 2018 15:25 Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter You think everybody came back from WWII feeling fine? Report | Pick Share | Pick 11 Mar 2018 13:05 Share on Twitter 12 13 1 2 11 Mar 2018 21:40 Twitter | Pick 11 Mar 2018 4:17 ML Casteel’s images of the clutter in ex-servicemen’s vehicles offer a powerful metaphor for the enduring psychological impact of warfare Facebook Twitter 11 Mar 2018 23:09 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter “there are no portraits of veterans in the book. Instead, while working as a valet parker at a veteran’s hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where {the author} now lives, he began surreptitiously shooting the interiors of their cars” Those visiting a veteran’s hospital are not going to necessarily be representative of all veterans. And veterans in an all volunteer army are not necessarily going to be representative of the population as a whole. A common theme among veterans that I have met is that they often joined the military because they wanted discipline imposed on their chaotic lives that they were unable to overcome on their own – a chaos that may re-emerge once they are no longer serving. | Pick I was at Pennsylvania Train station in NY a couple of years ago. Over the speakers came the endless messages of “thank you for your service” etc and whatever that you hear in any public space in the US. Outside the station were homeless veterans – many missing parts – sitting on the sidewalk and all begging. You know what? Most people stepped right over them in their rush to serve the corporate state. The message “thank you for your service” is not for the veterans – they could not care less about them. It is propaganda for the masses. A reminder from big-brother corporate state to be fearful.The corporate state would leave the veteran’s parents to die of untreated illnesses while they fight overseas and on their return they are dumped. War for the profit of Halliburton, Chevron and Blackwater. The real enemy is not to be found in the Middle East and does not wear a towel on their head. Americans need to look closer to home for the source of their problems. In this case the money trail will lead you to the truth. Oh, and ask who in the Middle East benefits most from US entanglement. Twitter Wal Stir Twitter Curtis Gomez franciscat Bho Ghan-Pryde Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share Share 100 Twitter Facebook 11 Mar 2018 4:33 Facebook Report Twitter Curtis Gomez tonywmdblair Reply brit32 Share on Facebook | Pick Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick Report Bradtheunveiler Share Twitter 0 1 29 30 Twitter 1 2 Ted Evans Facebook 11 Mar 2018 13:03 What had Fox News got to do with the fact that these photos feel staged? I am sure they were. Not even a criticism. The photographer has set up the composition for a reason. I’d call it photo journalism. It helps tell the story of how rotten life is for so many. Report Reuse this content,View all comments > Report JEFFLEBOWSKI67 Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook mickinthehouse Share on Messenger Twitter Facebook 0 1 | Pick | Pick 12 Mar 2018 4:54 gwale Pebbo45 6 7 Reply Facebook I have known returning vets whose lives were irreparably transformed by their war time experiences and not in a good way — exaggerated startle reflexes, permanent suspicions, black depressions, self harming medications, and the inability to cope with the mundane detritus of everyday life. American Interiors is a key-hole look at a vastly under-reported problem.My car interior reveals a love for coffee Post-traumatic stress disorder Reply Reply Report Report Share on Facebook 11 Mar 2018 20:26 Twitter Report Just asking but how come stress disorder didn’t seem to exist for post WWII British veterans. I’m of an age where my father fought, all his male siblings fought (and some died) and all his friends fought. My father died ages ago, so I can’t ask him. But one thing’s for sure.He occasionally spoke about the war but never ever mentioned stress disorder. And neither did his ilk. Reply Reply Pinterest 11 Mar 2018 4:29 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook recommendations Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Share on Facebook Facebook Report Facebook Share Twitter Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Reply | Pick Share Share on Facebook franciscat ljrmiller Share on Twitter Reply Facebook 11 Mar 2018 5:07 Facebook Facebook Twitter Wow, empathy! Thank you. MilanRenaud Reply Facebook Close report comment form Share Report | Pick Twitter ID8804735 The car’s the scar: photographs of US veterans’ interior lives Share on Twitter 3 4 ‘The car is an enduring symbol of America’: an image from American Interiors by ML Casteel. | Pick 11 Mar 2018 17:08 Share on WhatsApp Share Share on Twitter | Pick 3 4 Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick JEFFLEBOWSKI67 Twitter Best of luck you sound like your coping well. Share on Twitter Share 2 Facebook Facebook Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter JEFFLEBOWSKI67 Share on Facebook Twitter Rick Kennerly Hunting is a conspicuous theme in this small sample. The people who make the best torturers are people who have been tortured themselves. Sorry but I don’t really see the connection with being a veteran and having some stuff in your car or not cleaning it out occasionally Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Photography 11 Mar 2018 4:03 Facebook Report Rudi Rude 2 3 | Pick Share on Twitter Facebook | Pick Not all wars are fought on conventional battlefields Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reason (optional) Share on Facebook MilanRenaud 1 2 Reply Twitter PepMax Curtis Gomez IlovetheBrits ljrmiller Share Share on Facebook brit32 Show 23 more replies Rick Kennerly Share on Twitter 11 Mar 2018 17:01 Report Reply Comments 106 | Pick Facebook franciscat Facebook Email (optional) Reply Report View more commentslast_img read more