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Dear Mother of 5 Minus 1: You seemed to have forgotten something when you moved. Nope, it wasn't the A/C window unit or the blinds. I can see from the driveway that you got those. It wasn't the tricycle that used to sit upside-down in the middle of the yard. No, you remembered that, too. YOU FORGOT YOUR DOG! Yep, you must have missed him in the backyard – what, with the grass 5 feet tall – but it's weird, you remembered to take his water bowl and food because when I found him hiding under a bush on a 90-degree summer day, he had no food, no water. He had nothing, in fact, but a ragged, buckle collar that I couldn't put even one finger through. He must have had a growth spurt from the day you forgot him to the day I found him, except he was so skinny, I could see all his ribs. It's a...
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Dear Judge Marvin E. Aspen: It took me some time to address you because I didn’t know you were the source of my anger until recently. In case you care to know who I am, I’m Maria Lloyd- the daughter of Mario Lloyd, the non-violent, first-time offender from Chicago. You sentenced him to 15 life sentences without parole on May 11, 1989. He has been incarcerated since I was the age of two. In addition to sending my father to prison, you also sentenced my grandmother, my aunt, and my uncle. You basically incarcerated my entire family. I’m not one to make excuses for anyone’s poor decisions, including those of my own family. They broke the law, so they deserved punishment. I get it. I also get the point you were proving in punishing them: Drug trafficking is not tolerated in the state...
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On May 27, Andrew Dunlap attacked his parents in their home. He is charged with attempted murder and he is bipolar/schizophrenic. To the DA handling Andrew Dunlap’s Case, his Attorney and the Memphis Community; I have known Andrew since 1996. We were college sweethearts and he was unlike any man I had ever met: kind and polite, thoughtful, funny and incredibly creative. He was and is, in my mind, the archetypal Southern Gentleman. Andrew loves his parents and admires their 50-year relationship with a special reverence. When I spoke with his mother Marcia last summer after they had moved Andrew back in with them, she said, “Well, he loves us and he wants to please us, so that makes it easier.” I cannot describe to you the suffering this family has faced so bravely in...
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First Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia. Originally published via blog: Chaos Theory and Pharmacology. March 22, 2015. URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-18k Dear Professors of Psychiatry, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. http://salud.univalle.edu.co/medicina/psiquiatria/index.php?m=quienes_somos...
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Published originally on April 25, 2015 - Chaos Theory and Pharmacology - URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-1mq Dear Professors of Psychiatry (*) Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia Ref: First Open Letter: Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia - URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-18k 1. The lack of answer, it is also an answer by itself. Acquiescence. “to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing” Origin of ACQUIESCE “French acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere, from ad- + quiescere to be quiet — more at quiescent First Known Use: 1651″ Related to ACQUIESCE “Synonyms accede, agree, assent, come round, consent, subscribe Antonyms dissent“ Definition by Merriam-Webster: An Encyclopædia Britannica...
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It’s been “a minute” since the West Gate siege and silly me; I thought that as a government, citizenry and republic at some point in between the “heavy gun fire exchange” with “a lot” of terrorist at the then prestigious and soon again about to be…West Gate mall, some of us if not all…whipped out our notebooks and pens, wrote on our palms, unleashed our array of gadgets and took notes. Well, we did not. Rather, we contributed money…wept and shoved the entire disaster to the back and for a few days sustained the buzz on social media while waxing lyrical at TVs...
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Dear Frau Wienecke, As you know, since I returned to Europe in 2012 I have resumed my search for the missing paintings and for a way to be compensated for the over 350, 000€ loss from 2003. I was advised by the Anwaltskammer to contact your professional insurance to ask for a settlement; however, they say that you will not approve it. I am writing to ask you to do this. I know that you are fully aware of all the circumstances surrounding this case, and that despite your assurances that you were trying to ‘help’ me, you did not follow correct procedure for the insurance claim. You did not instigate an investigation. You did not contact the shipping company to get insurance directly from them. You knew I was being drugged. You fraudulently continued our working relationship for over 1 ½...
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Open letter to Heiko Maas, head of German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection I read recently that you had attended a congress in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism and I think it is wonderful that Germany is trying to establish itself as a place where discrimination isn’t condoned, and that you are taking it upon yourself to rid Germany of Nazi drafted laws that are still on the books. Nevertheless, anti-Semitism is on the rise again in Europe, particularly France and yes, Germany. For myself I experienced it first hand during my 9 years as a resident of Freiburg from 2001 to 2009. Being told that I would burn in hell, for example. Also the fact that my property was stolen, I was attacked, and neither the criminal nor legal system did anything to recover my work, compensate me or...
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Mrs. Olive Stevens on 6th November 2014, on Skeet Hill Lane in Orpington met with Veolia's BCR the paper/food waste Round - on the next day she died in the Hospital. I as a former worker of Veolia 2007-2015 and who used to be the Loader of BCR Round between 2007-2013, I'd like to give the Public some information which will sheds new light on this bizarre incident. The BCR Round collects the paper and the food waste - the crew consists of three people - the Driver and two Loaders. The crew were: a regular/Contracted driver, a regular/Contracted top Loader and the agency Loader. All information, which we can find on the Internet, regarding the incident, says that "A man climbed out of the lorry and offered to assist Mrs Stevens reversing her Silver Nissan Micra back along the lane...
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"I cannot address this letter to you, because I do not know your name. I only know that you have just been charged with serious sexual assault and prolonged attack of a violent nature. And I have one question. "When you were caught on CCTV following me through my own neighbourhood from the Tube, when you waited until I was on my own street to approach me, when you clapped your hand around my face until I could not breathe, when you pushed me to my knees until my face bled, when I wrestled with your hand just enough so that I could scream. When you dragged me by my hair, and when you smashed my head against the pavement and told me to stop screaming for help, when my neighbour saw you from her window and shouted at you and you looked her in the eye and carried on kicking me in the back...
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