PTSD, violent abuse of humans and animals (link)
Last year, so many organ harvesting videos were being uploaded to #Facebook, they couldn't keep up. Facebook content moderators who are exposed to this material repeatedly are experiencing serious mental health trauma.
One recently died.
Moderators were told they had to watch at least 15 to 30 seconds of each video which showed organs being harvested from LIVING children.
My cat, Tauri, just really don't seem to understand that while I used to hold him often when he was a tiny, adorable kitten ... he's no longer TINY and I can't hold him with one arm comfortably while at my desk. It's impossible to write like this ... LOL ... but he keeps climbing on me nonetheless ...
Checked in on my #crypto portfolio just now ...
Auteuil will play #ChristianIacono, former mayor of Vence, who was accused of rape and sexual assault by his 9 yr old grandson in the 90s. After serving a sentence of nearly a year and a half in remand, his grandson confessed to having lied.
Check French news outlets for info about the real case.
child abuse mention, law, japan (Part 2)
There are no penalties for offenders but the revised abuse prevention law states that parents, foster parents and heads of child welfare centers are banned from physically punishing children while attempting to discipline them.
Another law was also amended to strengthen the ability of child welfare centers to "intervene" in abuse cases by separating staff members in charge of taking children into protective custody from those dealing with their guardians.
child abuse mention, law, japan (Part 1)
The Diet on Wednesday enacted a revised law banning parents and other guardians from physically punishing children following several fatal cases of abuse dealt out in the name of discipline.
"The state declared that violence is not allowed for discipline," said Kazuhiko Abe, professor of child welfare at Seinan Gakuin University. But he pointed to the need for education of parents on how to discipline children without resorting to physical punishment.
I've finally reached the "end of my first outline" for the first chapter of my novel.
I'm in completely new territory that hasn't been meticulously mapped out with bullets, graphs, and notes or thought about obsessively for the past 25 years ... I'm making things up moment to moment and it's taking me FOR....EV....ER .....
I'm sinking into the depths of fear, my brain is screaming "OMG I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING" ... and I'm #writing at a snails pace.
#ITV has revealed it will no longer commission any comedy shows that have an all-male writing team.
Head of comedy #SaskiaSchuster made the announcement after realizing that the shows she works on had "an awful lot" of teams comprised of just men.
She added that her terms of commission have now been changed after consulting writers, producers and agents and will now shun anything written by a team that even features a "token woman".
Smart chest binding wearable (Final)
#Breathe, by industrial design student #MilesKilburn, looks like a thin, cropped tank top with mesh panels to keep the user cool. It contains a smart alloy material called #Nitone that, when electrified, loosens the garment. It's battery operated and can be adjusted with a remote controller, so the user can discreetly change how tight the binding is without change their clothing or going into a private space in order to take a break.
Smart chest binding wearable (Part 1)
While chest binding can have immense #mentalhealth benefits, it can take a physical toll. Many people have reported broken ribs from too-tight wraps, and binding can be especially difficult in the summer, when the wearer is at risk of overheating.
Vanderbilt was a top international fashion model, and ventured into fashion, with her #jeans becoming a staple of the '70s designer scene. She was also an artist, heiress, designer and philanthropist.
Here are some epic photos of her from the 40s and 50s.
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" #plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.
Etymology of the word "dinner" (Final)
In France, under the old régime, the dinner-hour was at 2 or 3 in the afternoon; but when the Constituent Assembly moved to Paris, since it sat until 4 or 5 o'clock, the hour for dining was postponed. The custom of dining at 6 o'clock or later has become common.
Dinner-time is attested from late 14c.; dinner-hour is from 1750. Dinner-table is from 1784; dinner-jacket from 1852; dinner-party by 1780. Childish reduplication din-din is attested from 1905.
Etymology of the word "dinner" (Part 1)
c. 1300, "first big meal of the day" (eaten between 9 a.m. and noon), from Old French disner "breakfast" (11c.), noun use of infinitive disner (Modern French dîner) "take the first meal of the day," from stem of Gallo-Roman *desjunare "to break one's fast."
In medieval and modern Europe the common practice, down to the middle of the eighteenth century, was to take this meal about midday, or in more primitive times even as early as 9 or 10 A.M.
"The biggest problem in the Japanese animation industry is that there are no more young animators and fewer and fewer animators can draw well by hand."
#FalconAge is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her #cultural legacy in the lost art of #falconhunting against a force of automated colonizers.
The #game starts on a dying colony planet with its #culture destroyed, resourced depleted, and turned into a desert by machine invaders. Escape and set off on an adventure to help the resistance reclaim their freedom and drive off the invaders.
If you’re looking for some new #dice, you may want to check out what DndDice.com has to offer.
They have some really cool looking dice that range in materials and styles to include normal plastic and also metal dice. You can buy the dice in sets, individually, or in a custom “build your own set” option.
If you don’t need your traditional dice, DndDice.com also have dice bags available, cheaters dice, 24-sided dice, 30-sided dice, and even 60-sided dice for when you feel really crazy.
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