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  1. Brian Klein

    A Mother's Lesson

    Do you remember the last time you spoke to your mother? If you do, when was that? Do you remember the last time you expressed how much you love her? and if so, when? I am unsure if it is only me but I feel that we tend to have this habit of shying away from the expressing how important our mother and or our father is to us. I must admit that I am not used to expressing how much I love my parents. I seldom say those three little words: "I Love You". It is not because I am shy about using them, but rather, I have this mannerism about if I don't feel like saying it, you can never make me say it. But that changed the moment I learned about my mother's diagnosis. It was November 2016 when the doctors confirmed that my mother had stage 3 ductal carcinoma ( stage 3 breast cancer). I knew that the chance of beating this illness was 50/50. now this didn't stop us from proceeding with the horrors that were to come, so, we followed the physician's advice. She went through the process of chemotherapy. We knew, cancer was not easy to beat. We knew this would take all of my mother's will and desire to get well. For two years, she continued to fight against the big 'C'. We had urged from different people for her to continue with her required chemotherapy and medication. People were trying to help her in any way they could -- financially, morally, and even for her food. Her co-church goers became more than a family to us. They were uplifting her spiritually whenever she felt like giving up. None of these people were our family, but they were there for her. I witnessed how these people became apart of her and I could not be more thankful for their generosity. My mother lost her battle. Her body had given up and became weaker due to the high dosage of medication she received after two years of battling cancer. The hope the family had was still high until the very end since cancer didn't affect any of her other organs. There is and act in what we in our church feel is an act that represents god's request of us; 'our calling in life'. and I felt hers came last March 25, 2018. It wasn't easy to accept. At this point It wasn't easy to, not, notice all the things she had done for me and my siblings. I know now it is too late to appreciate all the things my mother had done to their children. However, I must point out, one tends to notice these little lessons a lot more when they aren't around us any longer. I must admit, I miss every thing about my mother. I miss all the things she did whenever I would go and visit her. I miss all of her. I am not saying that I didn't appreciate everything she had done for me, I just realize nowadays, it did take this for me to understand appreciation, I miss her more now than ever. I have noticed this is one of the things we tend to forget; we tend to forget to show appreciation with whatever our parents do for us when they are around. It isn't to late for those whose mothers are still around, for them to see this point of view. Take a moment to let your parents know how much you appreciated all their efforts and all they do for your life - just to make sure that you are in a good position. It has only been less than nine days since she left us permanently but I do miss my mother so. rest well. - Michelle Dawson
  2. Brian Klein

    Paralyzing Moment of Reflection

    It was about three and a half years ago. I was standing on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street when a pickup came through the intersection trying to turn right. His rate of speed and blood alcohol caused him to go up on the sidewalk and hit me. Now, I am a nurse and have always wanted to be a nurse. I loved my job. The injuries that I had sustained from this accident, left me with a paralyzed arm among other injuries. The driver was a young man in his 20's. The full extent of the law would have put him in his 30's when he was released. I did not believe this would have been rehabilitative. I asked the judge to give the minimum sentence with alcohol recovery classes. This young man had been very remorseful and when I reached out to him in a letter trying to understand the circumstances of the accident, he could have ignored my letter, but instead, he called me and apologized. We have all been young once, and have made mistakes. My forgiveness helped me enormously, and any anger or retribution would not have given me my arm back, or my job for that matter. Before you react to a situation, think of the consequences of your actions and remember that the other person is a human being. - Kathy Schiffer
  3. Brian Klein

    E086: In Progress

    [ This show: IN PROGRESS. ] However, you can still post your thoughts on the particular subject that has been presented here. Comments made after the show might still be read on the next current show, as we review daily. Comments made during the show will be read on air. Humanastory! Listen Live Presents - Coffee With Humanastory Hosts: Brian Klein / Co-Hosts: Kristina Klein, Marilyn SlyRuntime: 00:00 00:00 MIN SP Guest: None "Coffee with Humanastory!", is the official Humanastory Live shows involving a no scripted conversation and interaction with our humanastorians. Theme of the day: [Title of Theme] You can download the full audio: Here. Please Note: Hosts and Co-Hosts may use this main thread to answer this shows official questions. If you have some information to provide and want it done so, live; present your information below. Editorial Notes: Happy Thoughts! Live, Love, Laugh (A Lot) Today's Show Minutes From Last Show Today I Learned War Room Weekly Story Submission One Comments (From Previous Shows) Tidbits of Information Image of The Day Story Submission Two Question of the Day Final Thoughts Minutes From Last Show: CWH Episode 85 | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/738-e085-cognitive-dissonance/ Today I Learned: Michael Jackson Did not know how to read or write musical notes. Property Ownership You will never truly own your own property, even if you pay it off. Only property owners could vote between 1789 - 1790 Stonehenge The Stonehenge you visit today is a replica or reproduction of the original. Stonehenge was completely rebuilt in 1958 All the guidebooks and information books still claim the monument standing today was done by ancients and make no mention of the restoration projects in 1901, 1919, 1958. War Room Weekly: Religion vs Atheism | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/744-religion-vs-atheism/ Comment Read: Name of Person | Where Comment Was Found Comments are taken from across the website and any of our social media outlets Humanastory Tantalizing Tidbits of Information: (Tweet us yours @humanastory) Our Tidbits of Information Facts List Image of the Day: Submitted Stories: Paralyzing Moment of Reflection | Kathy Schiffer | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/769-paralyzing-moment-of-reflection/ A Mother's Lesson | Michelle Dawson | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/770-a-mothers-lesson/ Question of the day: Why "God"? Thanks and Credits: Michael John Doug Clevinger Miscellaneous Source Links: crosseyedone | Stonehenge Information - https://youtu.be/5TJOkR6lAaA MrMichaelicious | Michael Jackson 1994 "Dangerous" Deposition - https://youtu.be/JRHxX8PF4Ng John Filax | You Cannot Own Property In America - https://youtu.be/3S_wD8pmJM8 Timeline of Voter Rights | Wikipedia | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_voting_rights_in_the_United_States We're 100% Funded by listeners like you consider pledging or contributing a one time contribution: Support Humanastory, keep us strong by clicking here
  4. Brian Klein

    Religion vs Atheism

    [THIS CHALLENGE IS: ACTIVE] This debate will be aired on one of our upcoming CWH shows it will be an interesting show, please remember to criticize 'ideas' not 'people' above all, please remember respect and restraint as you post your thoughts. Best of luck to you: "To the victor go the spoils." Please Note: We ask you start your post by simply posting the following before anything else: "For Atheism" or "For Religion" on it's own line without the ["] Above all else make sure you vote!
  5. Brian Klein

    The First Step

    My lovely mum always said that I inherited her nerves. Certainly, I was a sensitive kid, and felt the lash of depression from an early age. My first encounter with it was when I moved to senior school. The transition overwhelmed me and I felt threatened at every corner. In a bid to win some courage I started training in martial arts. My martial arts instructor was a charismatic man who took me under his wing. I was in awe of him and after a short period of subtle and insidious grooming, he asked me and some of the other boys to stay over at the club to help fix the aikido mats. That night I awoke to the feeling of a hand on my bare leg. The level of the sexual abuse that followed was not extreme, I was not raped, but the level of betrayal proved to be catastrophic. Most of that night is lost to my memory but I remember waking up the next morning knowing my childhood had ended. I have visited this place in my mind many times since but those hours still remain lost. All I remember was waking up the next day with the darkest depression squatting deep inside my breast. For a long time, I didn’t tell anyone – especially not my mum. She had always warned us never to bring shame to her door, and I had made it my raison d’être never to cause her pain. What this abuser taught me implicitly with his actions was that no one could be trusted, not even those who loved you. This, of course, had a detrimental effect on my malleable mind. An incident that puts you out by a small degree as a twelve-year-old, is enough to send you completely off the grid by the time you’re thirty. At 14, I was kissing a girl in the farmer’s field and her face contorted in to the face of a man. At 15 (and for many years after) I had uncontrollable and unwelcome fantasies about the abuse. This triggered a lot of guilt and shame in me. It was only many years later, after studying psychology, that I understood this was my mind’s way of trying to gain some sort of control over my angst by re-imagining the abuse as a pleasurable experience. As an adult I developed psychotic jealousy, imagining that every girl I dated was cheating on me. At 28, I became a nightclub bouncer in a bid to mold myself a bit of spine. I was a man with a lot of underlying rage and I displaced my anger on anyone that stepped into my orbit. It took a decade of extreme violence before I realized that I was out of control. When I nearly killed a man in a car park match fight, I knew it was time to leave. I wrote a book about my exploits, left the doors and renounced violence. During my violent days, I thought forgiveness was weak and meant letting people off. That changed when I started teaching forgiveness to my martial arts students. Certainly, I understood forgiveness intellectually but I didn’t understand it in practice until, one day, I was sitting in a café and saw my abuser sitting on the table opposite. For a split second I was twelve again, quivering with fear. But then I walked over to him. I introduced myself and told him what he had done to me as a child and how it had affected me. He was a big man, and he tried to stand up and protest. I put my hand out and told him to sit down. He obeyed immediately. I told him that despite what he had done I was going to forgive him. I told him twice. He looked totally broken. It was as if my forgiveness shattered him. As I went to walk away, he put his hand out. I hesitated. I wanted to be free from this man’s memory and I knew that the only way to be free was to properly forgive him. So, I shook his trembling hand. When I walked away from that cafe I felt the most powerful man in the world. I had taken all my power back from him. Years later I heard that he’d committed suicide. His past caught up with him; the police were finally on his trail after thirty years. There was no celebration from me. I felt only sadness. There could be no justifying his heinous crimes but I had a lot of compassion for him. He was a man with potential, and he wasted his life. I came to realize that if someone abused me twenty years ago and I did not forgive them, they were still abusing me now, today, in fact they were literally holding me in stasis. Forgiveness gives you power not only over the here-and-now and over the future, it also deems you impervious to your past. It literally allows you to dismantle historical trauma. Post the Jimmy Saville affair, people are understandably suspicious, even angry, when you talk about forgiveness in connection with a pedophile: did I really forgive my abuser, or did I just let him off, and in doing so indirectly condone his actions and leave the way open for further abuse? The nature of such enquiries is unkind, and the subtext is loaded with judgement and implication. This is the dangerous naivety and presumption of the observer who sees only two options in sex-related abuse: a day in court or a violent revenge. Forgiveness is not even in their lexicon; they fail to see its potency. Forgiveness is pragmatic. It offers a real and lasting vengeance. - Geoff Thompson
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  7. Today is a great day, so much has been accomplished and everything we did will benefit everyone who has done so much to help us. Thank you all again. 😀

  8. Brian Klein

    Humanastory Live Schedule

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  9. Brian Klein

    Turning The Cheek

    My dad was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness. He was the head of the house – what he said, went. My sister was a goody-goody, because even though she was ten years older than me, she was afraid of him. But I never was: if he told me to make him a cup of tea, I’d say, ‘haven’t you got legs?’ And I’d get a beating. Because of that, I never listened to him. My older brother was psychotic and I never got on with him, but my little brother was my support. He was always trying to look after me. I left home at 17 and begged my mum to do the same. She used to say, ‘I’ll leave when you are 18’, and then she’d look at my little brother and say, ‘I’ll leave when he’s 18’. But one day she rang up and said she was ready. She’d suddenly seen how my dad was dictating her life, and she wanted her freedom. We found her a little place near to where she was born and I moved in with her and my brother. Dad came home one day and his wife and son were gone. Mum and I started having the relationship we’d never had before. She was so happy and relaxed, and we’d go for coffees and just talk. She got in touch with my dad via my sister, just to let him know she was safe. She told me that she still loved him, but for who he was; not for what he had done to her. One day he called to say he had a load of post for her to collect. She had been thinking about going back for a visit anyway, so that my brother could see his old friends. But it was as if she knew something would happen, because she told me the night before that she thought he was going to kill her. Yet somehow she talked herself into it. I made her promise to wake me up in the morning so I could go with her. But she didn’t. I woke up the next morning to the police at my door and I knew instantly what had happened. My first reaction was that I had to see my dad. I had to know if he had killed her deliberately, or if it was some kind of accident. I wrote him a note saying, ‘I know what you’ve done. It’s OK. I love you and want to see you’. I signed it, ‘your daughter’, hoping he would think it was my sister and agree to see me. When he saw that it was me he burst into tears. I made up my mind there and then, that as long as he told me the truth, without a word of a lie, I would stand by him. I know that if I had been a mass murderer, my mum would still have visited me every day in prison. I tried my best to do what she would have done. He was the only link I still had with her. Throughout the trial he kept his word and never lied about what he had done, and eventually he was sentenced for manslaughter with diminished responsibility and sent to a psychiatric hospital. While he was in there we started having a proper father-daughter relationship. I’d come to him for advice on all my problems. I called him ‘Papa’, and he would tell me he loved me. He was the dad I always wanted. But he knew that if he ever started up the old behavior, he’d never see me again. My sister just couldn’t understand what I had done. She took my little brother and brought him up, but she pretended to everyone that our parents had died naturally. I never pretend. For me, it is much easier to forgive because then you can be free. She’ll have to live with her anger everyday for the rest of her life. Or worse, it might turn into regret. I’d already lived most of my life with hatred for my dad. I didn’t want it anymore. Forgiving him was such a big release. I’ll never forget what he did – but forgiving has brought me peace inside. When my dad got really ill with cancer and we knew he was going to die, my little brother asked to see him – just once, so that he could get some closure. The weak, bed-ridden figure he saw was nothing like the military man who used to bully us all. My dad told my brother he could die in peace now, knowing that his youngest child had forgiven him too. We can all make mistakes – that was the best thing my mother taught me. I now automatically look for the good in people I meet. I still miss my mum everyday; but I think she would be proud of me. - Natalia Aggiano
  10. Brian Klein

    E084: Law

    [ This show: Has Ended. ] However, you can still post your thoughts on the particular subject that has been presented here. Comments made after the show might still be read on the next current show, as we review daily. Comments made during the show will be read on air. Humanastory! Listen Live Presents - Coffee With Humanastory Hosts: Brian Klein / Co-Hosts: Kristina Klein, Marilyn SlyRuntime: 40:09 40.09 MIN SP Guest: None "Coffee with Humanastory!", is the official Humanastory Live shows involving a no scripted conversation and interaction with our humanastorians. Theme of the day: Fantastic Friday 042 / Long Arm of Law Question of the day: How should laws be written? You can download the full audio: Here. Please Note: Hosts and Co-Hosts may use this main thread to answer this shows official questions. If you have some information to provide and want it done so, live; present your information below. Editorial Notes: Happy Thoughts! Live, Love, Laugh (A Lot) Today's Show Minutes From Last Show On This Day Current Events Comment Read Why Would You Do That Tidbits Image of the Day Polls Thoughts on our Question of the Day Submitted Story Thoughts on Story Miscellaneous Source Links: Hands Free Driving Law | California Legislative Information | http://bit.ly/2F13Khl Minutes From Last Show: CWH Episode 83 | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/733-e083-time-honored/ On This Day | FEB 23rd 1836 Alamo besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; the entire garrison was eventually killed. 1893 Rudolf Diesel obtains a patent for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine. 1945 US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, later a famous photo and Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture Current Event: Porn a Health Risk, Gun Measure Voted Down | Newsweek | http://bit.ly/2ELFyAd Mans Flatulence Causes Fight, Forcing Plane to Land | Fox News | http://fxn.ws/2CfmJ6O Poo Mistaken for Meteorite Chunks | Fox News | http://fxn.ws/2BJigs8 Pope Admits There Is No 'Hell' - http://bit.ly/2E7Jm9Q Kevin Hogg (David Hogg's Father) on FBI Crisis Management Team - http://bit.ly/2GuX7Bf (the official .gov, website.) CIA declassifies documents on 'Manipulation of Media' - http://bit.ly/2H893ds (official CIA.GOV, website) Our Comment Read: Comments are taken from across the website and any of our social media outlets Why Would You Do That. Crazy videos we find from around the globe to share with you our beloved Humanastorians. Humanastory Tantalizing Tidbits of Information: (Tweet us yours @humanastory) Because the speed of Earth's rotation changes over time, a day in the age of dinosaurs was just 23 hours. Hummingbirds wings can beat 200 times a second. There are more than 1,200 water parks in North America. To cook an egg, a sidewalk has to be 158 degrees. A group of jellyfish is not called a herd, a school, or a flock. It's called a smack. It would take 100 Earths, lined up end to end to stretch across the face of the sun. Some apples can weigh about as much as a half gallon of milk. Humanastory Polls: Current Poll Goes Here Image of the Day: Submitted Story: Turning The Cheek | Story Submission | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/736-turning-the-cheek/ Thanks and Credits: Michael John Doug Clevinger We're 100% Funded by listeners like you consider pledging or contributing a one time contribution: Support Humanastory, keep us strong by clicking here.
  11. Brian Klein

    Unexpected Changes

    May 7th 1990 seemed like any other day but my state of mind wasn’t good. I was smoking weed, drinking and not wanting to attend school. I had this evil streak in me. I was so angry, and because I was hurting I wanted to hurt others. That evening some friends called for me and told me not to bring my gun which I assumed was because they didn’t want me to get arrested. I thought they cared for me but in fact they had a plan to have me killed. They were trying to teach me a lesson for being too confident. One bullet hit me in the spine and paralyzed me instantly. I remember yelling, ‘I got shot…I got hit’. I knew something was terribly wrong. With that one bullet the cycle of harm came back to haunt me because six months prior to this shooting I had shot a kid over drugs and now it was happening to me. I could hear the Police and I could hear neighbours gathering and saying ‘he’s dying’. All I wanted was my mother. I wanted to be held and not die with my entire community staring at me. It was so strange because at the same time as feeling all this fear I could also literally feel evil leaving my body. I had been this angry person who wanted to hurt people but as soon as I hit the ground there was no anger left. That tough kid just vanished. I spent six months in hospital and that was where the real paradigm shift happened. I had plenty of time to look at my life and I realised that I had hated everyone - my mom’s boyfriend for being a violent alcoholic, my mother for not walking away from him, and my dad for not saving me. And of course I hated myself too. I’d been a kid with a loving family and a good environment but had chosen to embrace anger and hate. It was my mom who told me that my spine would never repair. I was sitting in my wheelchair and as she told me she handed me a Bible. “I think this may help” she said. I thought she was mad but I read it anyway and learnt about forgiveness. When I left hospital I was home schooled, I went to physical therapy three times a week, and was with my mom constantly. We really connected during that time. She lived in this world of denial, always believing I could go to college and live a great life. That’s one reason why I am where I am today. She got me to never believe that I was disabled. I wanted to be an investment banker but in college I lost my way because of the temptation of weed, alcohol and women. I skipped class and eventually was put on academic probation. I knew I was screwing my life up and my mother told me to ask God what I was supposed to do. The very next day I got a call asking me for the first time to tell my story to kids teaching violence prevention. I realised then that this was what I wanted to do with my life. Helping others became my healing. Forgiveness began in the hospital. As my friends were seeking blood in revenge, I’d tell them to let it go because I knew that violence wasn’t the answer. Later, I was asked by Breaking the Cycle to talk in schools about forgiveness. At first the words sounded so strange in front of inner city kids but I knew Ghandi and Martin Luther King had both talked about forgiveness and so they became my mentors. The more I understood what they had said about the power of forgiveness the more I knew it was my path. Nowadays when I talk about drugs and gun control to young people I always talk about forgiveness too. I always tell them that forgiveness is extremely difficult. It takes more courage to be non-violent and forgiving than to be violent. I also tell them that what happened when I was 15 taught me that hating turns you into a hateful person. I hated violent, abusive people and so I became violent and abusive. I hated bullies and so I became a bully. Hate holds on to you whereas forgiveness frees you, and if you want to forgive others, then first you need to learn to forgive yourself. Our family was destroyed by the murders of three people in one night – my sister-in-law Connie and my two nephews Allen and Bobby, 16 and 14 – cut down by the hatchet of a madman. It was obscene, painful, heart shattering. At the time I could never have known this tragedy would be a call to love. - Hashim Garrett
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    E083: Time Honored

    [ This show: Has Ended. ] However, you can still post your thoughts on the particular subject that has been presented here. Comments made after the show might still be read on the next current show, as we review daily. Comments made during the show will be read on air. Humanastory! Listen Live Presents - Coffee With Humanastory Hosts: Brian Klein / Co-Hosts: Kristina Klein, Marilyn SlyRuntime: 44:21 44.21 MIN SP Guest: None "Coffee with Humanastory!", is the official Humanastory Live shows involving a no scripted conversation and interaction with our humanastorians. Theme of the day: Fantastic Friday 041 / Time Honored Question of the day: If you could, would you live in 'Medieval' times or 'Modern' times? You can download the full audio: Here. Please Note: Hosts and Co-Hosts may use this main thread to answer this shows official questions. If you have some information to provide and want it done so, live; present your information below. Editorial Notes: Happy Thoughts! Live, Love, Laugh (A Lot) Today's Show Minutes From Last Show On This Day Current Events Comment Read Traveling With Humanastory Tidbits Image of the Day Polls Thoughts on our Question of the Day Submitted Story Thoughts on Story Miscellaneous Source Links: Red Mercuri | 10 Facts about Executioners | http://bit.ly/2o8SYuX Wikipedia | Medieval Period | http://bit.ly/2o1S6ZS Minutes From Last Show: CWH Episode 82 | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/732-e082-moral-obligations/ On This Day | JAN 011th 1840 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica. 1923 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and finds the sarcophagus Current Event: Trumps Gas Tax | Freedom Toon | https://youtu.be/iMs_3_WOjP0 Purposed to raise gas tax by 25 cents, currently at 18 cents. Parkland Florida School Shooting | Fox News | https://youtu.be/lcujFHL-sOw Death Toll 17, Exceeded Columbine. Our Comment Read: Comments are taken from across the website and any of our social media outlets Traveling With Humanastory We await a submission to explore. Humanastory Tantalizing Tidbits of Information: (Tweet us yours @humanastory) You can buy eel flavored ice cream in Japan. It's considered rude to write in red ink in Portugal. A cats tail contains nearly 10 % of all the bones in its body. The Nile crocodile can hold its breath under water for 2 hours while waiting for prey. Jelly fish, or Jellies are not fish. They have no brain, no heart, and no bones. People reportedly prefer blue toothbrushes over red ones. Some people used to believe that kissing a donkey could relieve a toothache. Humanastory Polls: Current Poll Goes Here Image of the Day: Submitted Story: Unexpected Changes | Story Submission | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/734-unexpected-changes/ Thanks and Credits: Michael John Doug Clevinger We're 100% Funded by listeners like you consider pledging or contributing a one time contribution: Support Humanastory, keep us strong by clicking here.
  13. Brian Klein

    E082: Moral Obligations

    [ This show Has Ended. ] However, you can still post your thoughts on the particular subject that has been presented here. Comments made after the show might still be read on the next current show, as we review daily. Comments made during the show will be read on air. Humanastory! Listen Live Presents - Coffee With Humanastory Hosts: Brian Klein / Co-Hosts: Kristina Klein, Marilyn SlyRuntime: 43:39 43.39 MIN SP Guest: None "Coffee with Humanastory!", is the official Humanastory Live shows involving a no scripted conversation and interaction with our humanastorians. Theme of the day: Fantastic Friday 040 / Moral Obligations. Question of the day: Should the disabled have the same moral obligation as the healthy to contribute to society? What are your thoughts on Law and Society? You can download the full audio: Here. Please Note: Hosts and Co-Hosts may use this main thread to answer this shows official questions. If you have some information to provide and want it done so, live; present your information below. Editorial Notes: Happy Thoughts! Live, Love, Laugh (A Lot) Today's Show Minutes From Last Show On This Day Current Events Comment Read Traveling With Humanastory Tidbits Image of the Day Polls Thoughts on our Question of the Day Submitted Story Thoughts on Story Miscellaneous Source Links: 2018 Medicaid Guidelines | http://washex.am/2CSjCP1 Adam Kokesh Arrested | http://bit.ly/2mW8Jp7 Adam Kokesh Update | http://bit.ly/2BggdaN UFO News | Tucker Carlson - Fox News | http://bit.ly/2BeX0GI Minutes From Last Show: CWH Episode 81 | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/730-e081-ethical-morality/ On This Day | JAN 011th 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii. 1838 First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail. 1964 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry that smoking may be hazardous. On This Day | FEB 09TH 474 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II. 1775 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion 1904 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria 1943 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific 1972 British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike Current Event: Best Friend Ban | Tucker Carlson (FOX News) | http://bit.ly/2r0TCze Best Friend Ban | Business Insider | http://read.bi/2qTGXxW Cuckholding Can Be Positive | CNN | http://cnn.it/2Fl0pWG Our Comment Read: Comments are taken from across the website and any of our social media outlets Traveling With Humanastory We await a submission to explore. Humanastory Tantalizing Tidbits of Information: (Tweet us yours @humanastory) Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't drift away from each other. Corn dextrin, a common thickener used in junk food is also the glue on envelopes and postage stamps. Playing video games can sharpen a persons decision making skills by 25% as well as improve focus and boost creativity. The funny thing about your funny bone is that it isn't a bone at all. It's a nerve that runs just under your skin over each elbow. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. Humanastory Polls: Current Poll Goes Here Image of the Day: Submitted Story: The Other Foot | Story Submission | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/731-the-other-foot/ Thanks and Credits: Michael John Doug Clevinger We're 100% Funded by listeners like you consider pledging or contributing a one time contribution: Support Humanastory, keep us strong by clicking here.
  14. Brian Klein

    The Other Foot

    When we were told that our daughter had been murdered, it was just such an unbelievable thing. I stood there in shock, watching the color drain from my husband’s face. We had shared so many happy times together, and our son-in-law was not the violent type. We flew to Florida and brought our two young granddaughters back to Augusta for the funeral. We never asked the children anything but one of them said, “daddy hit mommy.” The prosecutor described it as a crime of passion, and assured us he’d call the minute Eugene went before the judge, but we heard nothing. Six months later we discovered that Eugene had been sentenced to just one year probation and was back home looking after the children. His mother had money and had used her influence to help him. I don’t resent her – if I had money I would have done the same for my son. I tried to stay in contact with my granddaughters, but my letters and presents were never acknowledged. Finally, after 18 years, I went to Florida to visit them. I must say, Eugene had done a good job in raising them and it was an extremely happy occasion, but sadly I never heard from them again after that. Joyce’s death broke us as a family. My husband, like my older son Roy, never talked about it, while I became totally wrapped up in my own little woven nest. My younger son Jerry was the most hurt. “Mother,” he said, “if you’d taken me to Florida I would have killed Eugene, because he killed a part of me”. Jerry had been happily married for 17 years when he decided he’d fallen in love with a 22-year-old girl. His wife was heartbroken, and I was upset and angry, but he wouldn’t listen to us. He got a divorce and married the girl, but things didn’t work out and when they ran into financial difficulties his new wife walked out on him. Alone and with no money, he moved in with a boy who took drugs and had a record as long as your arm. One day Jerry came to my work. We said hello but I was still angry and didn’t ask if he wanted to talk. I thought, “If you’re going through a hard time, then good, because now you’re being punished for what you did.” To this day I’ll never forgive myself for not reaching out to him. A few days later Jerry took a gun and went with his friend to a convenience store where he shot a man dead. I’ll never know why he did it, but I’m certain he was thinking of his brother-in-law when he pulled the trigger. The following day, the two of them went to visit their roof contractor boss and Jerry’s friend shot and killed the poor man. After that Jerry alerted the police. He told me later, “I was very much afraid the killing would have continued”. My son strongly regretted what he’d done and felt he deserved to die, but when he called from prison to say he’d been served his execution date, I just about lost it. I was glad my husband was now no longer alive: he couldn’t have borne the pain. Jerry didn’t want me to witness the execution but I fought tooth and nail to be there. I couldn’t let him die in front of a room full of strangers. There were just two of us watching – myself and a relative of the roof contractor. The wife of Jerry’s victim wasn’t there, and I would say she’s the most sympathetic person I’ve ever known. She never publicly denounced what my son did, nor did she ever call for his execution. Just before the lethal injection, Jerry turned to take a good long look at me and then blew me a kiss. After that he closed his eyes and I watched the blood drain from his face. I don’t know what could be harder than watching your son die like that. A mother does not see a 30, 40, 50-year-old man strapped to that cross-like gurney. She sees the child she gave birth to, the child that in her eyes never grew up. I deeply resent a government that kills its own citizens – its own children. It still feels so raw and so painful, and yet I feel no hatred or blame – neither for Eugene nor for those who killed my son. My anger is entirely directed towards myself for turning my back on my son when he needed me most. - Celia McWee (Laid to Rest; February 14th, 2011)
  15. Brian Klein

    E081: Ethical Morality

    [ This show Has Ended ] However, you can still post your thoughts on the particular subject that has been presented here. Comments made after the show might still be read on the next current show, as we review daily. Comments made during the show will be read on air. Humanastory! Listen Live Presents - Coffee With Humanastory Hosts: Brian Klein / Co-Hosts: Kristina Klein, Marilyn SlyRuntime: 46:58 46.58 MIN SP Guest: None "Coffee with Humanastory!", is the official Humanastory Live shows involving a no scripted conversation and interaction with our humanastorians. Theme of the day: Fantastic Friday 039 / Modern Morality and Ethics Question of the day: Of the two which do you value over the other, Ethics or Morality? You can download the full audio: Here. Please Note: Hosts and Co-Hosts may use this main thread to answer this shows official questions. If you have some information to provide and want it done so, live; present your information below. Editorial Notes: Happy Thoughts! Live, Love, Laugh (A Lot) Today's Show Minutes From Last Show On This Day Current Events Comment Read Traveling With Humanastory Tidbits Image of the Day Polls Thoughts on our Question of the Day Submitted Story Thoughts on Story Miscellaneous Source Links: Mike Tyson's 40 Acre Marijuana Farm | New York Daily News | http://nydn.us/2EXPkf3 Thomas Fire Update | CalFire Website | http://bit.ly/2CGDqbe Southern Californian Edison Construction Lawsuit | USA Today | https://usat.ly/2CHFWPj YouTube Morality | Joseph Paul Watson | https://youtu.be/wfFO9v7iatU Look At Me | XXXTENTACION | https://youtu.be/qku2WZ7aRYw Bill Whittle - Dr. Park Dietz | Firewall | https://youtu.be/L9DLGTYd5wE Minutes From Last Show: CWH Episode 80 | https://community.humanastory.com/notes/8-e080-new-years-2018/110-e080-new-years-2018/ On This Day | JAN 05th: 1531 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry. 1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia Current Event: The Thomas Fire is officially the largest fire burning in modern California history standing at ~281,893 acres | 440 sq. miles. 92 Percent Contained as of 01/03 1,063 reported structures destroyed, 280 reported structures damaged. Our Comment Read: Comments are taken from across the website and any of our social media outlets Traveling With Humanastory We await a submission to explore. Humanastory Tantalizing Tidbits of Information: (Tweet us yours @humanastory) The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting for a red light to turn green. There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet. The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old. A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow. Bolts of lightening can shoot out of an erupting volcano. Humanastory Polls: Image of the Day: Submitted Story: Killer Forgiven | Story Submission | https://community.humanastory.com/topic/729-killer-forgiven/ Thanks and Credits: Michael John Doug Clevinger We're 100% Funded by listeners like you consider pledging or contributing a one time contribution: Support Humanastory, keep us strong by clicking here.
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