Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Day to Help Others!

It has been awhile,
but this was worth sharing.

Now I know that there are those who will be upset about people eating here,
but the cause is good.
I actually like to eat here once in a while.
Love the fries!

It is McHappy Day!
(May 7, 2014)
(COURTESY: MCDONALD'S)

A day they raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses and other charities.

Even if you don't eat you can have a coffee!

There are a few items on the menu that, when purchased, helps a charity.

Here is a link to the McDonald's charity page,
and a link to the Ronald McDonald House page.


I was a little upset to see some comments on one article putting down McDonalds.
I have to remind myself that there are people out there
who will find fault with any money raising function,
no matter who is doing it.

Every Big Mac, Happy Meal and McCafe you buy,
$1 is donated!
It is on all day today.
So you do not have to eat the food, you can have a coffee!
(I am going to go get one in a bit, hear the coffee is fantastic!)

Here is also a link to McHappy Day page with stats & info.
Here is the McHappy Day FaceBook link as well.

So grab some friends and go for a coffee
and/ or something to eat as well!


Alice
alice@4abetterworld2morrow.com

Monday, March 17, 2014

What in the world would make a 17 & 15 yr old girls do this?!

Finally had some time to go on line.  
I have been really busy lately and don't seem to have much time to do what I want!

I seen this on Facebook, 
Read the article, couldn't believe it!
Decide to see what else I could find about it.
This has to be one of the most sadistic bullying stories I have ever heard of!

Teens Charged With Torturing Disabled Boy


   
Updated: Friday, March 14 2014, 11:09 AM CDT 
Two teenage girls are behind bars following allegations that they carried out a campaign of harassment against a mentally-challenged boy including stabbing him, dragging him by the hair and forcing him to engage in sex acts with an animal. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Lauren Bush and an unnaned 15-year-old girl - both students at Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland - recorded the assaults against the autistic 16-year-old victim on their cell phones. Footage shows the suspects force the teen to walk on a partially frozen pond, which resulted in him falling through the ice several times. Each time, police said, the suspects refused to help the boy out of the frigid water. Sheriff Tim Cameron said that the allegations leveled against the girls are among the most disturbing he has dealt with in his career. He says that several times between December and February, the suspects preyed on the victim – assaulting him with a knife, kicking him in the groin, dragging him by the hair, coercing him to engage in a sex act with an animal, and forcing him to walk on the partially frozen pond. ‘Another video depicts the male on an icy pond being told to continue to walk out further, actually falling in the water several times and pulling himself out,’ said Cameron. Bush, who lives in a rural part of the county south of Mechanicsville, knew the victim well, according to investigators. Police say the girls have admitted to videotaping the incidents, but officials are still trying to figure out why. 'Who could harbor this ill will to do something so completely heinous?' said Cameron. 'I don't know. It's hard to fathom, really.' Both girls have been charged with two counts of 1st degree assault, two counts of 2nd degree assault, soliciting subject in the production of child pornography and false imprisonment. Bush was charged as an adult. She is being held at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. The other teen is being detained at the Waxter's Children's Center.

Read More at: http://www.fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/teens-charged-torturing-disabled-boy-20249.shtml


I hope that there is a long investigation.
I hope that the punishment is not a slap on the wrist.
I hope both girls are punished equally.
I hope that there is no one else involved.
I hope that there are not anymore victims.

But most of all I hope the 16 year old autistic boy
 never understands what they did to him, the cruelty.
I do hope though that someone explains to him that he should never
 do anything like that again for anyone or to anyone.

I can not stress enough to keep an eye on the young people in your life.

Make sure they understand wrong is wrong.
Don't let them watch things on TV or the internet that they do not understand and/or just should not see.
This includes movies, YouTube and video games.
Watch how they play, make sure it is fair and isn't hurting anyone.

And if they have a cell phone, my advice is to keep a track on 
what the are taking pictures or videos of.
This might sound like it is an invasion of privacy, 
but they are underage and under your care,
 you have the right to know what they are doing. 
(There are apps that download automatically any 
photo or video taken on a phone to a secure location online.)

What these girls did was sadistic and the thought of what they would do next scares me.
I find it hard to believe that there was no sign of such cruel behavior before.
Even little things, like laughing at someone getting hurt, 
or telling stories of people being physically or mentally abused.

So be watchful, bad things do happen, and I bet that their parents once said
"Oh my child would never do that, I trust them completely.  
We raised them right, they know the difference between right and wrong."
.
I have seen kids get caught doing something, the child deny it, even with video proof.
The child says "He made me do it, or he did it too, but they didn't catch him.
I only did it this one time."
Their parents believe him, 
yet everyone around them is trying to tell them that the kid is lying.
They say love is blind, and they are certainly right, 
when it comes to parents who deny what is right in front of them. 

No one is perfect and hopefully
the young people around you are healthy, nice people,
just keep an eye on them.

I just want there to be no more stories like this.
I know I can't stop them,
but maybe if we all do our small part
we can stop the stories
before they start!

4ABetterWorld2morrow!
Alice 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why do people support the Olympics?

I find this is a fair question.
I was truly upset to hear about the human rights findings and the way the Russians treated the peoples that worked to help build the Olympic buildings etc.
Than a few days ago found out about the stray dogs and how they have been killing them because they are strays using things like poison meats and guns.
I actually wrote a blog post on my other blog "For the Love of Life!" about this. 
Since before I wrote it there was something bothering me 
about the way the workers were being treated in Sochi.
Than I heard about the dogs and it slipped my mind.

When I was talking with a neighbor about the dogs, 
I was surprised to hear her stand up for killing them the way they were.  
I was shocked.  
Than I realized that she believed the propaganda about the dogs being a danger
to the sporting events such as skiing.
I didn't even know what to say to her.
I could not believe she thought a dog could be a threat to the skiers.

Than a little while later it hit me.
Why I didn't believe the dogs were a threat.
And its funny because my train of thought lead me right 
to what was bothering me about the human rights issues.

First do they not have wild animals in Russia, well Sochi anyways.
If a dog can get in the way of events, what about rabbits and other animals?
What about terrorists?
Do they not have some way to monitor the slopes?
Don't the skiers etc pay attention to what they are doing?
Animals on slopes can not be a rare thing.

I am sure they have people they could hire to check the areas before the events.

And that is when it hit me.
You know how you have one thought the leads to the next and keeps on going.
Well that is what happened.
Why so many stray dogs?
Even in the city?
Sure some where born wild but the others were pets.
Pets for some reason, probably money,
that people could not care for or afford to fix.
Why?
Maybe they did not have work.
And that is what was bothering me.
In the back of my mind I was wondering why they were hiring immigrants.
Immigrants that they offered to pay good money to work for them.
Why did they not hire their own people.
I checked and sure the unemployment rates have been going
down in Russia for the last few years,
but they still had plenty of people that were looking for work.
Why hire outside the country?
Maybe because they had no intention of paying the promised wages.
Until they got caught.
Are they being punished for what they have done?
I don't think so.
How much money do they still owe to people who are afraid to come forward?
How many people have been abused and threatened to keep their dirty little secret?

The sad part is that many people are watching and supporting these crimes.
Countries sent representatives and spend good money in this country.
Newspapers and other media also sent people there.
Family, friends and sport's fans paid through the nose to stay there and attend the events.
How much money are tv stations etc making off these events?
What about businesses that are selling memorabilia for the Olympics 
(like rings and watches) saw that in a CAA magazine today.


It is like we are saying "Hay it is okay to treat humans and animals this way,
 we know you couldn't afford the Olympics and can't pay the bills,
so go ahead hire outside the country and forget about paying them.
It is okay to abuse these people instead of your own people.
We can see that your people are having enough trouble
 feeding and caring for their own pets,
We understand why you did not want to pay them to work on the buildings etc
that would represent their county to the world."

I am ashamed that people allowed this to happen.
Not one country boycotted the Olympics. 
What does that say about the human race?
We are not getting better, we are getting worse.
All I hope for is that one day young people will look at what has just happened 
in Sochi and put an end to this shameful behavior.
But than I wonder, maybe they won't because 
we just more or less
just said "This is okay."

On a separate note:
North Korea-
One year to come up with a finding that 
they have violated human rights of their own citizens.
Abused, tortured and starved their own people.
This is a country that should be cut off from the rest of the world.
Nothing imported or exported.
Find away to stop all radio and television signals,
 all internet from going in or out of the country.
Maybe than their own people will stand up to them.

OR

I know lets hold the Olympics there next time!


Alice
alice@4abetterworld2morrow.com

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