Saturday, 13 July 2013

What happened to respect?

Well 2 things happened in the city I live in this week.
Today I will talk about the first one and tomorrow the second one (this one is done every week)

The first was a protest to a cause that is very controversial.
Now I believe everyone has the right to their opinion if it does not harm anyone or any animal.
I do not believe that just because you have a good cause that you have the right to subject others to pain or obscene pictures.

On my way to work one day, I saw protesters, (not something you see often here).
At first I thought good for them standing up for what they believe in.

2 Seconds later was looking up the police phone number.

I could not believe my eyes.
There on both sides Niagara Street were four pictures being held up 2 facing one way and 2 the other, for all to see--anyone in a car or walking.
Now if you live in Welland and are going north out of town, or to the Seaway Mall to shop with the kids, or even Walmart, you had to pass these pictures.

It was a stop funding abortion protest.
All four pictures were of dead fetuses!
And recognizable! 

I called the police and was informed they had many calls about the pictures.
I was transferred to another officer who said that the pictures were legal and that there was nothing they could do about it.  They were considered safe for all to see, no matter of their age.  He more or less said not to do anything to bring attention to these people because it only gave them more press.

A part of me understands why the picked those pictures but my heart and soul is so upset that they had them out there for children (young and old) to see and ask what happened to those babies?
Why do they look funny?

How do you answer the little ones questions?
Sorry honey but those babies are dead.

The pictures are not easy forgotten.
Even children will remember them.
Nightmares, fear of death are to name a few effects these pictures cause.

Now what about those poor people who for some reason lost a child before it was born to an accident or illness?  An emotionally hard and sad time in their lives (even causing depression) now are faced, without warning, while driving down the street, with these pictures.

There are two other groups out there that would be affected by these pictures.
1:     Those who now regret what they have done.

 2:   (these ones my heart breaks when I think that they saw these pictures) Are those who were forced into stopping a pregnancy by a parent, caregiver, husband, or made to chose who should live  - themselves or a child that may not make it to birth.

These pictures ARE WRONG!
Would you like one on a billboard in front of your house?
Does that mean they can show these pictures on the side of a road by a public school, any school?
Maybe they think it is right to have one at every corner.

What kind of message are we sending?
Sure it is fine to take pictures of dead children and plaster them all over for all to see.
Yes I said children, these people believe that these fetuses, are children, so they are showing pictures of children - dead. 
It is okay to take someones pain and play with it.
These actions prove that they do not really care about life, 
since there main goal is to hurt as many possible,
to stop just a few.

This law must be changed since leaving it up to these people to be discreet, to have empathy for survivors and children who see them, is non existence.

Every person I spoke with agrees the pictures were not right.  With so many other things available to them, they were not needed - especially where young children can see them.
There was one person who disagreed but did not say anything more after I said why I thought they were wrong.

Needless to say any good feelings I had for this group are almost completely gone.
There treatment of others prove their fight is for the wrong reasons, if they were the right reasons they would never have had those pictures there for young and old alike too see.

They care not one bit for their neighbors, family or friends
if this is what the subject them and their children too.

I just hope that other groups think twice when protesting,
you lose any credibility when, to prove a point, you hurt others

I understand the fight of the Pro Life groups but these people have just brought their cause down to a low point, proving "Pro Life" is not the right words if hurting our young and subjecting them and others to things no average person would see is considered right and acceptable.

Thanks for letting me vent, 
I have seen a lot of things in my life and these pictures where very disturbing,
the fact that they were right there for all to see was unbelievable.

Tomorrow respect and car shows.

Alice M









  



Now this is a wonderful form of art!!!! ;)


Received this in an email from a friend!
Now these are beautifully painted trucks!

Very talented people!

Think you will like it!

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN. 

Here  are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling  are painted on the sides and back.
The first one is  of a  bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the  side  of the trailer..


The  second is of canvas tote bag.


The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty..   


The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver's seat looking back  over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads  'On the  wrong way?') 


The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.


The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the  company  that sells the books.


The  last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The 'inside' of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.


Chinese Proverb:
'When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others!
 

So I did!!!

Hope you like them!

Alice M

Monday, 8 July 2013

N2 strikes again!!! LOL (and Kona too!)

Now for something to make you smile!!

A new video from N2, The Talking Cat, and one from Kona too!

This one is a little different from N2's regular ones but I like it too!

Love the concept!

N2 the Talking Cat S3 Ep5 Defender Cat



I love the Ground Shaker and Lightening Paws LOL!!!

Here is one with Kona!!

N2 the Talking Cat S3 Ep4 Olympic Training - Dubstep Cat



I love watching this cat play, she is so cute!

Hope you liked them as well!
If you haven't seen N2's(and Kona's too!) videos before check them out here:

Why do I watch the news?????

I mean it.
5 minutes I have been watching the news and heard about a train exploding outside Montreal and a plane crashing in San Francisco.

I wanted to vent because of something a read today (I posted a link to it on the post before this one) and than made the mistake of turning on the news.

No wonder I can't sleep.

I am one of those people who see and hear to much.
Some times the way it makes me feel is so draining.
I know what people are capable of.
A cruel lesson learned young and reinforced over time.
I have noticed lately that many things are happening with the weather as well, 
beginning to believe the planet is rebelling as well.

I truly believe that this world is losing a battle.
A battle for life.
Humans are hurting and killing each other.
Destroying the planet and all it's life forms.
We are creating illness that can't be cured.
Creating technology for personal use without the teaching ethics.
Allowing people to bully others (both young and old) without doing anything to stop it.
We turn a blind eye when we see something we know is wrong.
We take from those who have little and give to those who don't truly need it.
We judge people with out knowing who they are.
Our government and police deny help to those who need it because it is to much work, time and/or money to prove wrong doing, but will spend a fortune to try prove a lie is not a lie.

This world is getting worse.
People treat others terribly, there is no respect, no empathy.
They only do things if they get something out of it.
Our young people see this and think it is okay behavior and mimic it.

For years I have read books, watched movies, trying to find an answer on how to make the world place.
I have seen many theories.
I have spent a lot of time thinking on this problem, why people can't get along, to live in peace.
And I don't mean recently.
When I was little I used to daydream about my father riding up on a white horse and taking me to a place where everything would be fine.
I grew out of that very quickly.
I grew up and saw the world for what it was.
I never really thought like the other kids and as I grew realized that I did not see the world as others did.
It is one of the reasons why I did not do the normal school girl things or dream of proms etc.
Never hung around other girls my age, was more of a loner.
For most of my adult life I have been looking for a way to make the world better.
To make it safe, so that children (and adults) could live without fear, not have to worry if they will have a safe home, and be loved and not hurt and abused.
Not one theory, book or movie, even combined will work.
Nothing in history can teach us how to change the world- just tell you what not to do.
 
I have even thought about the theory of the end days.
If you have heard of it, some religions believe that one day God will remove the righteous from the earth(after the world becomes more or less even worse than it is now) and than those who are not with him by than will spend a 1000 yrs (I believe that was one theory)being tempted by evil to prove to Him that they are worthy to go to heaven.
Okay that might work - weed out all those of impure thought from heaven.

Why must we die to have peace on earth?
Why can't the human race prove that we are capable for peace and love?
Why can't we create a generation where violence and hate are unheard of?
Where everyone is equal.  Where no one wants for food or clothes or a roof over their head.
Where sickness can be cured or even wiped out.
Where all can enjoy life, work to clean up the planet, invent things to save the earth instead of destroying it.
If we could do that we could reach for the stars!
People will have the freedom to think and grow.
To explore the universe.
Is that not why it is there?
The one thing we can learn from history, is that the human race grows, as we advanced across the earth, we learned.  We have a lot more to learn, and we can grow to fill the universe with love and knowledge but we can't if we do not act as one.

I have theories and ideas that I have tried to work out, I have never thrown them out.
Every once in a while I will get an idea to add to the lists.
Every time the end results are the same.
Unless every person all around the world agrees to change we are lost.
Everyone has to give up hate, prejudice, greed, lust, anger, anything that would lead to violence and abuse.
It can not happen in just one city, country, or continent at a time, it must be the whole world, all at once.
It will not work any other way.

When I lay down at night I have to purposely think of something other that how our world is,
how people hurt others.
If I can't than I don't sleep.
As it is now I can not sleep on my own, I never really could.
Wonder why??

I am not saying give up trying.  I will never give up.
For now I try to fight what I think is wrong, speak up when I can.
Right now all I can do is try to get others to think as I do, who want a better world.
So for now I have to try and change one person at a time.
Maybe they can change one person so on and so on.
It is a start.
 Maybe one day I will find the answer, maybe I don't, but someone else will eventually, I hope.
 I can not believe that I am the only one that spends this amount of time thinking about it.

When I think about it, everything I do is to an end.
A better world.
For me, my family, loved ones, friends, friends I haven't met, everyone.  
I will never see this world I dream of but I hope that there are young people right now who have the strength to try and find the answer.
There has to be one.
Somewhere.
If not we are lost.



Sunday, 7 July 2013

Just when you think you have heard it all......

Just when you think you have heard it all......
See this beautiful little puppy?

Her name is Franchesca.
I just found her story.
I will put a link to it and her Facebook page later on.
You may not want to view the pictures on the article, the fourth picture anyways. 

I was reading my email when I came across her story.  

I actually had to leave the house before I wrote anything.  
That is how much it hurt to learn her story.
I had to calm down and think before I wrote this post......
please click the link above to read my post


Alice
alice@4abetterworld2morrow.com  please feel free to contact me ;)

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