SFF December 18, 2015: The Gun Epidemic in America, Terrorism v. Firearm deaths, How to Respond to an Active Shooter and more

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This weekly bastion of positivity and good energy for years, today, takes a sobering look at gun deaths, violence and terrorism, putting them in perspective rather than laced in inflammatory rhetoric.

Rest assured we still have good “mojo in the dojo”, and will be back to focusing on the positive and best nature of humanKIND, but this context is important if we are to retain our soul as a nation and unwilling to let paranoia destroy ya…

 Let’s choose pronoia over paranoia while remaining vigilant and hopeful!

 Trust in God but tie your camel (mid-east saying)

Pray like everything depends on God but work like everything depends on you (mid-west saying)

Pronoia

End the Gun Epidemic in America

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

​It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency

For Every American Killed by Terrorism in the US and Around the World, more than 1,000 die from Firearms inside the US

American Deaths in Terrorism v. Gun Violence in One Graph

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-shooting-terrorism-gun-violence/

Visualizing Gun deaths: Comparing the U.S. to Rest of the World

http://www.humanosphere.org/science/2015/10/visualizing-gun-deaths-comparing-u-s-rest-world/

Looking at Violence In America with a Financial Lens

What is the value of a human life, not the cost of a human life…

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/15/459673828/looking-at-violence-in-america-with-a-financial-lens

Muzzle Guns Not Health Research on Gun Violence So We Can Prevent Preventable Deaths

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/12/08/458952821/congress-still-limits-health-research-on-gun-violence

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=458952821&m=458959474

How to Respond to an Active Shooter Incident:

Sad that we have to add this to our emergency preparation kit 😦

Active Shooter How to Respond Booklet (2)_2015-1

Active Shooter Pocket Card_2015

Just So We Don’t Take It Too Seriously…

https://www.facebook.com/david.j.manger/videos/10205296329751464/

Thanks this week go to Marlaine C, Ron A, Larry H, and lovers of civil liberties not civic lunacy everywhere…

Pay it forward!

 Love,

Neville

 

 

 

 

 

“A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses;

It is an idea that possesses the mind.” – Robert Oxton Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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