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Current location: Monroe County, NY State
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My Shrimpy died today. June 19 (posting in GD because this is my usual forum.)

My baby girl, my little 5 pound Pom. So much more than a dog. So full of love, which she loved to share.

The story, on FB

💔Saddest news, everyone. My baby, Shrimpy, died today.

It was in the best possible circumstances, it's all very mystical...surrounded by friends who love us both, at the Buddhist meeting at my house this morning.

The meeting had just ended at about 11:15am, we chanted nam myoho rengé kyo three times to close--and suddenly she jumped off the back of the couch and landed at my feet.

My dear friend George drove us to the emergency hospital, I was doing CPR the whole way....but it was instant. She didn't suffer at all.
I'm in shock...my dear friend Luther came to the hospital and was the support I needed.

Mama loves you forever, baby 😪.
Be reborn quickly and come back to me. 👼

I'm at Luther's place where I'm with friends. Ittybitty is with me of course.

I'm not articulate when it comes to emotional stuff..... and it's still too surreal. She's my heart....what can I say?

Just woke up after crashing out of shock and exhaustion---am going to be chanting Nam Myoho Rengé Kyo for a while.

Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Mon Jun 20, 2016, 01:22 AM (113 replies)

Brock Turner is everywhere--what it's like living in Rape Culture


Brock Turner was accused of dragging an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and having sex with her without her consent. He also inserted foreign objects into her vagina. How is it politically correct to see this as rape? And how is Brock Turner the victim in all of this?

It turns out, he’s one of many rapists who get treated as the victims. Many, many men have been “victimized” by being accused of rape after they raped women. Luckily, for many of them–especially those who are college students, or who may be white, or a famous athlete, or rich–law enforcement and the judicial system has many ways that these “victims” can get out of jail free. The system has been set up so that rape, despite the numbers, despite the horror and fear and pain that it causes, is still the crime where the victim of rape can expect to have to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she did not want to be violated.

The fact that the Stanford rapist’s father doesn’t think his son’s life should be ruined for “20 minutes of action,” and that Judge Persky ruled that more than six months in a county jail would have a “severe impact” on the rapist, Brock, has sparked internet rage. But how many are aware that in cases such as this, being wary of the impact of the sentence upon the rapist drives many judges to rule in similar ways?

Jon Krakauer wrote Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town as an investigation of what happened in Missoula, Montana between 2010 and 2012. Missoula, a college town, had recorded 80 alleged rapes in three years, including nine separate sexual assaults of University of Montana students (with multiple assailants–some of the cases were gang rapes) in a 16-month period. None of the campus assaults were prosecuted in criminal courts. But, as Krakauer notes in his introduction, “…the number of sexual assaults in Missoula might sound alarming, but if the FBI figures are accurate, it’s actually commonplace. Rape, it turns out, occurs with appalling frequency throughout the United States.”
Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:44 PM (6 replies)

You know what ALSO takes courage?

Growing up female, and then BEING a 65 year old woman. Without benefit of family, fame or fortune.


Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:14 PM (82 replies)

Says a lot that nobody is bothering themselves to LOOK

At this thread:


Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:23 PM (8 replies)

INFO HELP, PLEASE? So, I saw a claim made about the UN

that made NO sense.

A person I know posted on Facebook that the UN Commission on Women (I may have exact name wrong) voted Israel the top threat to women's rights.

She gave no link, only "you can easily find it, it's everywhere."

So I googled and saw the sources saying this were all far reichwing. Limpbag, Brietbarf, and others even more unhinged.

I didn't see ANY hits from more moderate sources though.

Does anyone know anything about this?

I don't know if I'll venture in to rebut her....I knew her many years ago, and not very well. She's got a cadre of like minded responses, and her profile pic---seriously, Michelle Bachmann eyes.

But I'm curious.....what's up with some vote accusing Israel of being worse for women than, ohhhh, Saudi Arabia?

And why do rw's hate the UN so much? I've never understood that.

Thanks in advance, DU friends!

Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:03 PM (12 replies)

So FUNNY! Obama whacks Donald Trump.

I know it's a little old, but no less funny. I LULZED!
Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Sun Mar 8, 2015, 02:42 AM (16 replies)

I started watching Breakfast Bad on the Cooking channel,

After only the first trip through the buffet.

Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 02:44 AM (0 replies)

next time an MRA troll bugs me, I'll just whip out this:

Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Tue Mar 3, 2015, 02:28 AM (3 replies)

His daughter is LUCKY to have a masculine symbol for a Dad.

She gets taken seriously by way of her Dad's defense of her honor.....and the school is taking legal action against the abuser as a result.

MOST ATTACKS ON WOMEN RESULT IN---THE WOMAN HAVING TO LIVE WITH IT, go into hiding, avoid the abusers, learn self-defense, move to a new location, get therapy the rest of their lives, be told by people supposedly on their side that they're lying........

While the trolls and abusers usually go on their merry way. Their smirking, ego-maniacal, destructive, unrepentant, merry way.
Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 03:24 PM (1 replies)

I sure will be glad when the Bill-O scandal is done.

Seeing his face all over DU is about to make me have to have ANOTHER ileostomy. ***urrrk***

godDAYUM, he's ugly.

thenk kew. end of transmission.
Posted by BlancheSplanchnik | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 08:10 PM (0 replies)
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