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.

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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!


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.
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.


I know lets hold the Olympics there next time!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Who wants a Job?????

Okay this is a little off base of here, but strangely related!
Many people are depressed and angry.
It causes friction among family and friends.
 Sadly the effects spread to others through violence and crime.
What am I talking about?
People losing their job, hours cut, plants shut down.
Graduates finishing college etc and no experience to get jobs.

I was watching the news and reading the captions on the bottom of the screen when I read that the Canadian Government if going to spend $800,000 on helping immigrants coming to Canada. 
Not regular immigrants but those with skills who are working in jobs below their skill set.

I know it is not a lot of money, but give me a break!  
I know many people, born right here in Canada, that have finished college or university who are working in jobs that they are over qualified for.

So the Federal Government, instead of helping Canadians, actually asks people in other countries to come here, to fill positions that can't "be filled because of skills shortages" in Canada.
And don't worry, we will train you for a job that needs people.

How do they think Canadians feel about this?
We won't help you but we will train someone from another country.
And now learn that they are less important then the newcomers to Canada.
These people will get jobs they should have gotten.

I have nothing against these newcomers but shouldn't we be helping the young people graduating get jobs they are qualified for, or help older ones train for a new job related to their old one and not giving them to a stranger to Canada?

I always thought that these new people were mostly sponsored, which means they should already have a job, it is kind of scrary to think that we are asking people to move here to get a job when there isn't enough for everyone now.

Now if we give this money to them (and they do get money from the government, and a lot of them get more than Ontario Works gives our own citizens, which is sad since many are trying to train for a new profession!)

Canadians, in general, are very supportive helping others, if the money was used on Canadians, those people would gladly help others, while newcomers, once they have their new job will more than likely try and bring more people over, I mean, why wouldn't they, we will give them almost anything, and upgrade the education as well.

Now before you go nuts, I can see the advantage of helping these people and what it could do for the economy but remember, that training Canadians would also do the same thing.

The town I live in has lost many large and small plants over the last few years.
Many are out of work.  Young and older families are moving in with their parents, 
after losing their homes to banks etc.
These loss of jobs leads to smaller businesses closing because they have lost customers, not because of poor workmanship or product but because no one has money to pay for it.
My job hours have been cut, in fact everyone at work has had their hours cut, not just in our store, all of them.  In fact, everyone I know has suffered because of job loss.
Some people have to be careful finding a second job after their hours being cut because of conflict of interest in their field of work.  So guess what?  These people are taking jobs below their skill level!
Imagine having to work a second job a few hours a week to make ends meet
and this second job pays minimum wage! 
 In most cases this means working 2 hours to get the money you make for one hour at your regular job.  
Crime rate is up, so is violence and depression.
People are getting sick, not just from the stress but because they can't afford the medicine to make them better.  I have even heard some say the can't afford to be sick, literally,
not going to work-less pay or even loss of job.  
People don't have money to pay for things so they use credit cards.  Now another problem!

Try explaining to a kid, who sees their friends with new phones and computers that you can't afford them.
The sad part, most of these kids do not need these things, but expect them!
The young people today have no idea what they are doing to themselves and their family.
Parents are already working 2 or more jobs between themselves and still having trouble making ends meet.
Gas is $129.9 a litre here, but kids expect rides for themselves and their friends.
Their friends parents say no, maybe even their own parents, what do they do?
Not take a bus, but scream and yell till they get what they want or call another family member for a ride.

Okay off topic there for a moment, back to the government who seems to have money for people from other countries to get a job, politicians who can spend what it takes me years to make, on trips or claim as expenses.  They can spend thousands and thousands of dollars investigating a system that doesn't work to tell us what we already know, that it doesn't work or my favorite - yes they lost millions of dollars- because of bad decision making.  Come on we know that! 
Use this money to help Canadians! 
If you help us, you help everyone!
When Canadians are working and making ends meet, they not only help keep and create new jobs, which in turn allows more businesses to create more jobs etc.
They will also help others in different countries help themselves when they have money to give.
It is a win win situation!
The money sent to other countries has the same effect there as people working here.
Create new jobs which in turn helps the people!
Think of the money spent on war and terrorism.
Can you imagine what that money could do to help their own people?
They would not have to come here for work.
They could work in their own country, spend the money there, create more jobs for their own people.

So in the end if there was no war, no country trying to ruin another,
 if people treated others - the way they want to be treated,
we would be living in quite a different world. 

If people could do the jobs they love without worrying about money for shelter, food and health, 
what would this world be like?
Can you imagine the world?  
Cleaner, healthier, friendlier maybe even reaching for the stars!

If countries stopped trying to out do each other (the Olympics a perfect example for another day) maybe, just maybe we could make the world I have always wanted! 

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