While Molokov purports not to want to meddle, he is adept at using persecuted gay and LGBTI Ugandans as a weapon and tool for his own political gain. He is using the plight of Ugandans now suffering terrible persecution in a pitch for his campaign. And it does not take a genius to figure out his ploy.
In one of the most disgustingly divisive campaigns (Rhetoric such as “Lets Destroy the Democrats” and “I dont care” about Ugandan gays) that we have seen in a long while, Molokov Mitchell, aka Jason Mitchell, the man attempting to take the seat of Democrat Josh Stein for North Carolina Senate, pretends not to be running on an anti-gay- Kill the Gays – yet indeed he is!
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Isn’t this a crazy, convenient idea? … for them!!
$100 Billion in Profits for the Koch Brothers.
The owners of Koch Industries, Charles and David Koch, will benefit if President Obama allows the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built. In recent years it has been reported that the Kochs hold up to 2 million acres in Alberta, could earn roughly $100 billion in profits from the project, and have spent more than $50 million on Congress and Think Tanks that heavily push for the pipeline.
Yet, the Kochs have repeatedly claimed that they have no interest
in the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Below is a map showing all the Koch Assets in the tar sands as well as interests all along the proposed pipeline itself.
~~March 20, 2014~~
What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless.
Most people associate PTSD with battle-scarred soldiers — and military combat is the most common cause in men—but any overwhelming life experience can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect those who personally experience the catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.
PTSD develops differently from person to person. While the symptoms of PTSD most commonly develop in the hours or days following the traumatic event, it can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years before they appear.
Traumatic events that can lead to PTSD include:
|Or any shattering event that leaves you stuck and feeling helpless and hopeless|
~~The difference between PTSD and a normal response to trauma~~
The traumatic events that lead to post-traumatic stress disorder are usually so overwhelming and frightening that they would upset anyone. Following a traumatic event, almost everyone experiences at least some of the symptoms of PTSD. When your sense of safety and trust are shattered, it’s normal to feel crazy, disconnected, or numb. It’s very common to have bad dreams, feel fearful, and find it difficult to stop thinking about what happened. These are normal reactions to abnormal events.
For most people, however, these symptoms are short-lived. They may last for several days or even weeks, but they gradually lift. But if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the symptoms don’t decrease. You don’t feel a little better each day. In fact, you may start to feel worse.
A normal response to trauma becomes PTSD when you become stuck
After a traumatic experience, the mind and the body are in shock. But as you make sense of what happened and process your emotions, you come out of it. With post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however, you remain in psychological shock. Your memory of what happened and your feelings about it are disconnected. In order to move on, it’s important to face and feel your memories and emotions.
~~Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)~~
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time. Sometimes symptoms appear seemingly out of the blue. At other times, they are triggered by something that reminds you of the original traumatic event, such as a noise, an image, certain words, or a smell.
While everyone experiences PTSD differently, there are three main types of symptoms:
- Re-experiencing the traumatic event
- Avoiding reminders of the trauma
- Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
Symptoms of PTSD: Re-experiencing the traumatic event
- Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event
- Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
- Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
- Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma
- Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event (e.g. pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension, sweating)
Symptoms of PTSD: Avoidance and numbing
- Avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma
- Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
- Loss of interest in activities and life in general
- Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
- Sense of a limited future (you don’t expect to live a normal life span, get married, have a career)
Symptoms of PTSD: Increased anxiety and emotional arousal
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Irritability or outbursts of anger
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hypervigilance (on constant “red alert”)
- Feeling jumpy and easily startled
Other common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
~~Symptoms of PTSD in children and adolescents~~
In children — especially those who are very young — the symptoms of PTSD can be different than the symptoms in adults. Symptoms in children include:
- Fear of being separated from parent
- Losing previously-acquired skills (such as toilet training)
- Sleep problems and nightmares without recognizable content
- Somber, compulsive play in which themes or aspects of the trauma are repeated
- New phobias and anxieties that seem unrelated to the trauma (such as a fear of monsters)
- Acting out the trauma through play, stories, or drawings
- Aches and pains with no apparent cause
- Irritability and aggression
~~Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes and risk factors~~
While it’s impossible to predict who will develop PTSD in response to trauma, there are certain risk factors that increase your vulnerability.
Many risk factors revolve around the nature of the traumatic event itself. Traumatic events are more likely to cause PTSD when they involve a severe threat to your life or personal safety: the more extreme and prolonged the threat, the greater the risk of developing PTSD in response. Intentional, human-inflicted harm—such as rape, assault, and torture— also tends to be more traumatic than “acts of God” or more impersonal accidents and disasters. The extent to which the traumatic event was unexpected, uncontrollable, and inescapable also plays a role.
Other risk factors for PTSD include:
Why Should I Seek Help for PTSD?
- Early treatment is better. Symptoms of PTSD may get worse. Dealing with them now might help stop them from getting worse in the future. Finding out more about what treatments work, where to look for help, and what kind of questions to ask can make it easier to get help and lead to better outcomes.
- PTSD symptoms can change family life. PTSD symptoms can get in the way of your family life. You may find that you pull away from loved ones, are not able to get along with people, or that you are angry or even violent. Getting help for your PTSD can help improve your family life.
- PTSD can be related to other health problems. PTSD symptoms can make physical health problems worse. For example, studies have shown a relationship between PTSD and heart trouble. By getting help for your PTSD you could also improve your physical health.
Source: National Center for PTSD
~~Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)~~
Treatment for PTSD relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it, treatment will encourage you to recall and process the emotions and sensations you felt during the original event. In addition to offering an outlet for emotions you’ve been bottling up, treatment for PTSD will also help restore your sense of control and reduce the powerful hold the memory of the trauma has on your life.
~~Treatment for PTSD~~
- Explore your thoughts and feelings about the trauma
- Work through feelings of guilt, self-blame, and mistrust
- Learn how to cope with and control intrusive memories
- Address problems PTSD has caused in your life and relationships
Types of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and trauma involves carefully and gradually “exposing” yourself to thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind you of the trauma. Therapy also involves identifying upsetting thoughts about the traumatic event–particularly thoughts that are distorted and irrational—and replacing them with more balanced picture.
- Family therapy. Since PTSD affects both you and those close to you, family therapy can be especially productive. Family therapy can help your loved ones understand what you’re going through. It can also help everyone in the family communicate better and work through relationship problems caused by PTSD symptoms.
- Medication is sometimes prescribed to people with PTSD to relieve secondary symptoms of depression or anxiety. Antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft are the medications most commonly used for PTSD. While antidepressants may help you feel less sad, worried, or on edge, they do not treat the causes of PTSD.
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation, such as hand taps or sounds. Eye movements and other bilateral forms of stimulation are thought to work by “unfreezing” the brain’s information processing system, which is interrupted in times of extreme stress.
~~What it is like to have PTSD~~
Published on Mar 17, 2013
This is a video about PTSD.
The music is by 3 Doors Down who maintain the rights to the song.
We ALL are ONE!!
~~March 20, 2014~~
My second oldest grand-daughter Sophia is on spring brake. Her parents took her to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. She was all excited because of the rides she got on. Many of these were roller coasters. This morning she was all excited showing me videos on youtube about the roller coaster rides. I thought I could share some with you.
~~Mina & Sophia~~
Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by basic inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces, all manipulated in the service of a great ride. Amusement parks keep upping the ante, building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same.
The amusement-park industry has experienced a coaster boom of sorts in the past 15 years or so. New catapult launching techniques, hanging-train designs and other technological developments have opened up a world of options for designers. In recent years, designers have introduced coasters that have you lying flat against the train car so you feel as if you are flying, and coasters that shoot you down long stretches of spiraled track.
“Fourth dimension” coasters spin or rotate your seat as the ride twists, turns and free-falls. In this article, we’ll also keep you in the loop on all the newest features and innovations.
~~SheiKra off-ride – Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Nov 22, 2012~~
If the three second pause at the edge of the 200 foot drop doesn’t get your heart pumping, the 138 foot vertical drop into the tunnel surely will & watching this B&M dive machine sail through its circuit is almost as exciting as riding it.
Did you know that sheikra is a species of African hawk known to dive straight down for its prey?
~~Kumba – Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Oct 3, 2012~~
Busch Gardens’ innovative Kumba was the first B&M (Bollinger and Mabillard) sit – down coaster built, prominently featuring a vertical loop, dive loop, zero – G roll, cobra roll and the structurally impressive interlocking Corkscrews. The ride’s name means “Roar” in African Kongo Language and is certainly reflective of the awesome sound exuded from the steel tracks. B&M sit-downs are widely regarded as the predecessor of the floorless roller coaster design.
~~Cheetah Hunt Front Seat on-ride Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Apr 3, 2012~~
Front row ride on Cheetah Hunt on it’s opening day & there is no doubt that this new Intamin triple-launch family thrill coaster is a fantastic addition to a terrific lineup of top notch coasters that Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida has to offer.
~~Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Roller Coaster~~
~~Published on Nov 24, 2012~~
Like most of the coasters at Busch Gardens in Tampa, there are very limited views of Montu & we did our best to capture the entire layout in this video.
This custom B&M inverted coaster is themed around Egyptian mythology. Did you know that Montu was the god of war & had the head of a hawk?
Montu is located at the Busch Gardens park in Tampa, Florida.
~~Scorpion off-ride HD Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Nov 24, 2012~~
It may not be the tallest, steepest, fastest or most thrilling coaster in the park, but there’s just something about silky smooth Schwarzkopf coasters with their perfect loops that keep you coming back for more.
Scorpion is located at the Busch Gardens park in Tampa, Florida.
We ALL are ONE!!!
Something to consider!! Hate doesn’t lead anywhere.
Former Westboro Baptist Church member, Fred Phelps, has passed away. Although it might be tempting to picket his funeral, it might be better to turn the other cheek in this case. Picketing his funeral would only make you just as shameful and disgusting as he and the Church have been. However, no one else should degrade them to get justice or revenge. It won’t help ease the pain.
There could be other ways to deal with his passing. What about sponsoring a LGBT activity or charity in his name? In my opinion, doing something in his honor that he disdained would be a more peaceful resolution. It would save a lot of people from lowering themselves to the Westboro Baptist Church’s level, which is very low. It takes a certain type of person to picket a funeral. I don’t think that any of you lack compassion to that degree.
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Sorry, one less hater!!!
Welcome!!! Today it’s the day!!
This door decoration, which I made yesterday, is to honor the Vernal Equinox. Our front door is extending a colorful welcome, in the hope that the longer days will bring all the benefits of Spring to this Winter-weary Oklahoma prairie. Forget the ups and downs of temperatures, high winds, and fires that are roaring across the region, it’s officially Spring. The number of daylight hours now equals the number of night-time hours. Hope, does, indeed, spring eternal!