Sunday, February 18, 2018

One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—And It’s Not About Guns

Here's an example of someone trying to get at the Heart of the Problem:
One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—And It’s Not About Guns
https://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/stop-bullying-strategy/

Why I Do Not Own A Firearm

I will be 46 years old on the 7th of this August and have seen many shootings, burnings, bombs, etc. of people who never should have been targets of violence. I condone responsible ownership of simple firearms for legit self-defense, rescue of abused children and animals, and minimalist humane hunting of large game for food (1 large buck feeds a family for half a year). At the same time, I refuse to allow myself access to any firearms for the following reasons. When I got a little firearm training nearly 25 years ago I clearly had no aptitude whatsoever with basic hunting rifles but could consistently shoot a human shaped target in the head at 25 yards holding a .45 in my right hand while barely even able to see what I was aiming at. Weirdly enough, regardless of instruction, I was ONLY ever able to hit the head or occasionally groin. In summary, my only capacity for any firearm use at all proved at that time to be shooting people in the head with nearly flawless consistent accuracy. I savored the scent of gun oil one last time, and have never allowed my flesh to make contact with a firearm since. I have no interest in 'trying again' now. If I allowed myself access to firearms and explosives now, I would become a vigilante. I would steadily target, preferably in cold blood for efficiency, abusers of children and animals. I would work for pay for the first three years (there is a lucrative market for this), so that I could build up my resources and travel independently, eventually being able to successfully target international corporate perpetrators in addition to black market trafficking, etc. My lagniappe would be knowing that the elimination of my select target type would reduce about half of the population crises (not an exaggeration sadly) in my additional ongoing efforts toward ecological reconciliation with Nature. The Reason I Refuse That Path is because me, or any other vigilante, murdering millions of awful people does NOT actually solve the problem. The Actual Problem is that the Average Person is so screwed up right now that they have to be taught how not to be an alternately abusive <> apathetic monster who doesn't give a shit about anyone, including themselves, and then abruptly acts out in extreme violence toward whoever happens to be in their way at the moment more often than not. Worse, there are fewer and fewer people available who are qualified to Teach People, and worst of all, many people just aren't responding anymore to Qualified Education when and where that is still available. The Actual Problem goes WAY beyond mental illness and/or anger issues, and even I, a potentially very successful vigilante, Choose to Get to the Real Heart of This Problem, instead of just making it all go away however temporarily, because genuinely figuring this out is the only way to eventually overcome it and even prevent it. Some may say that I am simply copping out from pursuing my vigilante potential because of my medical issues. I am happy to report that is NOT the case. A combination of ibuprofen and turmeric is helping my pain management significantly, which will help me recover my fitness more than anything else. I am experimenting with some coordination and concentration practices that are proving to be successful. I am still remarkably intelligent and quite conscious of my self-righteous streak. And last but not least, I am still perfectly capable of being an adrenaline fiend at will. The truth is that if I am able to recover even half of my abilities during the course of this 3 year period, I will be completely capable of being a killing machine again with no need of melee weapons or firearms (it just takes a lot longer without them). My Hope is still that I will never have to kill anyone, that I will be able to use my abilities entirely toward helping Restore Balance and Reconciliation with Nature, and if I can reclaim even 50% of my physical ability, that I will be able to directly help with Eco – Renovations and otherwise Get Drunk and Dance My Ass Off just Celebrating Life. THIS is my choice. And all I ask of anyone reading this is that you differentiate thoroughly when contemplating use of firearms and resist the temptation to associate the obvious problems with mental illness and/or mere anger issues in a society that facilitates the Abuse <> Apathy Cycle in every way possible.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!
For your Year of the Dog overview https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/horoscope-2018/
Two weeks from now, the Full Moon will bring the Lantern Festival to
 
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! Ace of Wands

Happy Valentine's Day! My Coffee and Tarot Card this morning reads "Ace of Wands: The seed of a new venture. An opportunity to be met with boldness, vigor, and enthusiasm. The herald of birth, invention, or entrepreneurship. An innate and primal force released. May suggest a surge of vitality, creativity, or fertility that can set things in motion."
I feel this! I have just upgraded from a tisane blend to 500mg capsules of pure Turmeric and it's helping a lot, especially with inflammation related pain, so that is awesome! Experiencing significantly less pain allows me to relax and even sleep better, which is revitalizing my energy level overall. Recently my digestive tract has been coming back online again finally, and while still far from perfect, this is a really important improvement. At this point I think it is safe to say that Turmeric is helping rekindle my body's inner fire in ways I have desperately needed for nearly a year.
Also, my Daughter Katana acquired a book for me that I have wanted for a few years now: The Essence of Shinto by Motohisa Yamakage (2012, 2006), which makes Ko Shinto > Koshinto (Ancient / PreClassical Shinto) is completely Nature Focused and Available to Everyone. I am fairly well acquainted with Koshinto from other sources, and I find the attitude of this book to be especially engaging, honest, and delightful. Koshinto concepts and values make perfect sense to me and I appreciate many of the traditional customs associated with this particular practice. While I value many spiritual traditions, 'open' Koshinto is what I identify with the most. Having this particular book is rekindling the inner fire of my Soul, bringing me a sense of personal peace and happiness with Being. https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Shinto-Japans-Spiritual-Heart/dp/1568364377/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518608108&sr=1-1&keywords=essence+of+shinto
Last but not least, none of this rekindling feels like it is about to turn into an inferno or suddenly burn out. I feel warm and steady, which is EXACTLY how I need to feel to rebalance my health well in both body and soul.
Valentine's Day can mean a lot of different things to different people. I think it's about Celebrating Love in ALL its forms, and loving oneself and Nature form the essential foundation for loving one another best.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Holiday Week!

Happy Holiday Week, Everyone! lol  ^_^  <3  (yesterday was Lundi Gras, today is Mardi Gras and the beginning of Lupercalia, tomorrow is Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday, Thursday will be the climax of Lupercalia, and the week finishes out with the Old Lunar Calendar New Year as traditional to Chinese and Japanese Cultures and many others, marking the end of the Year of the Flaming Cock and the beginning of the Year of the Brown Earth / Dirty Dog - Yaaayyy!!!)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

More Wet Culture Already!

I have already added a lot more content to my new web page Wet Culture regarding positive aspects of embracing rising sea levels and how we can THRIVE with these changes in Louisiana. This includes a notable Wikivicarious component, allowing for information to expand and develop in each area. https://sites.google.com/site/irinasofiaam/wet-culture

Wet Culture

This morning I have begun a new web page about Wet Culture regarding positive aspects of embracing the rise of sea levels and how we can THRIVE with these changes in Louisiana.
https://sites.google.com/site/irinasofiaam/wet-culture