Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Dear Heavenly Father hear my cries,
My fragile spirit suffers and dies.
From a secret I carry in shame,
Of life so filled with torture and pain.
Through blood and tears the violence tells,
Of fear so great that terror swells
For one who shared the marrieage vows,
Does forcefully take what nature allows.
This once holy union created for sharing in life,
Has turned to anger spent on me his wife.
Through tears I beg, In fear I plead
With cruelty he answers, mopping up his need.
So please dear Lord give me the courage
To heal and grow, break free this bondage.
As I ask only for dignity and respect
And gentle love given in mutual consent.
© 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2012 Christine McClintock
You are invited to enjoy the talent of these muscians. The song has deep meaning for me, and three people I know. But for now, let the talent of these artist entertain and convey their message to you.
One very powerful message...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I counsel women who are about to be married to really look into their souls for the reasons. Search not your heart, but your soul. This is a life changer for you, and the person you are about to marry. Things will not be the same as before. Your status as ONE life will change, and you will never be certain the journey your heart will take. ONE heart makes decisions that will have a consequence for all of those around them.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Twenty years ago, I asked the State of Colorado for help. I was answered by the law, a seemly minor change to the sexual assault code. The Colorado legislature passed a law in the late 1980's declaring that one's marital status was no longer a shield, or defence for the most heinous of crimes between a husband and a wife. Marital Rape.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
RMS Titanic was a passenger linerr that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg on April 14th 1912 during her maiden voyage fromSouthhampton to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star LIne,she was built between 1909–11 by theHarland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She carried over 2,200 people – 1,316 passengers and about 900 crew.After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown, Ireland Ireland before heading westwards towards New York. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm (ship's time). The glancing collision caused Titanic's hull plates to buckle inwards in a number of locations on her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea. Over the next two and a half hours, the ship gradually filled with water and sank. Passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partly filled. A disproportionate number of men – over 90% of those in Second Class – were left aboard due to a "women and children first" protocol followed by the officers loading the lifeboats. Just before 2:20 am Titanic broke up and sank bow-first with over a thousand people still on board. Those in the water died within minutes from hypothermia caused by immersion in the freezing ocean. The 710 survivors were taken aboard from the lifeboats by the RMS Carpathia a few hours later.
Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, such as millionnaires John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Strauss, as well as over a thousand emigrants from Ireland , Scandinavia and elsewhere seeking a new life in America. Molly Brown of Colorado was also aboard the ship and managed to survive. The ship was designed to be the last word in comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. She also had a powerful wireless telegraph provided for the convenience of passengers as well as for operational use. Though she had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, she lacked enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard. Due to outdated maritime safety regulations, she carried only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people – a third of her total passenger and crew capacity
Did Global warming cause the accident? The answer is no. Hubris sunk this ship and a disregard for the limits of the ship upon the sea. She has structural defects that caused her flounder. Poor design and construction cause breaches that made it dangerous to sail her in such conditions. After she hit the iceberg this resulted in her compartments filling one after another until she broke apart and sank.
The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that had led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritime safety. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. Many of the survivors lost all of their money and possessions and were left destitute; many families, particularly those of crew members from Southampton, lost their primary bread-winners. They were helped by an outpouring of public sympathy and charitable donations. Some of the male survivors, notably the White Star Line's chairman, J Bruce Ismay, , were accused of cowardice for leaving the ship while women and children were still on board, and they faced social ostracism.
The wreck of the Titanic remains on the seabed, gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since its rediscovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered from the sea bed and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history, her memory kept alive by numerous.
Monday, March 12, 2012
I saw this picture today and laughed until I cried. I have three little kittens who think they are big girls. Problem is they have yet to pull their big girl panties up and come talk to me. So this picture really hit home for me, and made me put things into perspective. I will just be patient and perhaps let hell freeze over before they are big enough to sit down and talk to their mother, openly and honestly. The last part will be the hardest for them, I suspect.
I still love my kittens, I am just so not into drama anymore. Life is good, peaceful even so until they learn that life does not have to be a soap opera, I will just smile or in this case laugh when I see pictures like this which remind me of them.
So, Question...how's that wearing panties that are too big working for you?