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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tagged with: cannabis, Erinyes, family, Furies, Fury, injuries, internment camps, Japanese Americans, Japanese Buddhism, marijuana, outrage, police abuse of authority, politics, refugee camps, refugees, retaliation. Crohn's disease )

- 1251 days ago -
Here is another installment of stuff that happens that is so outrageous it deserves intervention by the mythological Erinyes (or Furies).


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Pat B (356)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 11:13 am
Tisiphone: Unbelievable, horrible behavior by this same PO. I hope she sues again!! Sawyers needs to be arrested, and fired and his cohorts.

Magaera: I hope that Ms. Banda gets her case thrown out, 28 years for using cannabis oil??? Pretty low of the state to take her child away, and then if found guilty, a long prison term. Really sad. All the way around.

Alecto: Where do these ID's come up with this stuff? About 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were rounded up into internment camps during World War II without being convicted of any crime. Half of them were children. Some people died in the camps, and others, medical and psychological problems from the trauma. I could think of no one better than Alecto to set some to the path of reasoning.

Well, I just finished my break, (at school), so gotta run. Enjoyed reading about more Eninyes.

Thanks, Joanne for this.

Kathleen M (0)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 1:04 pm
Grimly noted. Thanks for sharing, Joanne. What the f**k has happened to compassion in this benighted country??!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 1:34 pm
Grim. Indeed, you have selected the correct Goddesses of Retribution.

David C (78)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 3:02 pm
I thought the furies was the name for the last gop debate

JL A (281)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 5:14 pm
All deserving of furies treatment--thanks Joanne

Animae C (508)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 5:21 pm
Thanx Joanne

Edith B (146)
Thursday November 19, 2015, 9:13 pm

Tisiphone: I hope that cop is prosecuted for his mis treatment of Ms. Lawson, but the way things have gone lately, he probably won't be.

Megaera: Having a relative with Chrohn'sdisease, I fully understand why this woman would do anything she could for relief. I am fairly certain her ex husband will do any harm he can to her to get custody of the child. It is way past time for the use of cannabis to be legalized in every state. The War on Drugs has destroyed too many people.

Alecto: This has reminded me of the way our Japanese Americans were treated all along. The government fear mongored to the point where otherwise reasonable people believed that they were in danger from people who had been their neighbors. The politicians are doing the same thing now.


Gene J (287)
Friday November 20, 2015, 6:38 am
I posted something on Lynn's story that is applicable here as well . Specifically the idea of resurrecting the camps used to house Japanese-Americans and noting that their grandfathers had taught this generation of republicans their hate quite well indeed. It is a good thing we have the ALCU and I am assuming they will be active in the defense of both of those women. I'm surprised at Kansas, they are so broke under Brownback that I figured they had laid off all their trouble makers by now, but I guess they have restricted that to public servants and teachers. How that troll got re-elected I will never understand, he took a state with a surplus and turned it into a slum, and then was re-elected, since time things have only gotten worse, though the 1% have done very well indeed. Despicable man.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday November 20, 2015, 12:03 pm
Tisiphone: This poor woman must have had one of the worst deja vues a person can have: being harassed and abused by a policeman, the same policeman to be precise. Marella Lawson should compensated for both assaults plus the fact that the second was a retaliation for the civil case on the first. And her file should be cleaned after the bogus case against her is dismissed because it is likely Shane Sawyers will come after her again otherwise. He and his colleagues have already been cleared of potential criminal charges and his boss is defending them, so there's little to expect in terms of justice there. It's up to you now, Tisiphone.

Magaera: Medical research in Israel had already proven that smoking Marihuana with a high THC and CBD was effective in the treatment of Crohn's disease. Marihuana oil, a concentrate extracted from Marihuana is higher in THC and CBD and therefore more effective. Kansas doesn't allow the medicinal use/prescription of Marihuana oil, the reason for Shona Banda to have to distil it herself. She may also have smoked it, not to get stoned, but against her (abdominal) pain and to enhance her appetite. It looks like Kansas is going after her because of the smoking, the rest followed from there. The way Kansas is dealing with medicinal Marihuana use and the way it's treating her son, yo-yoing him between his father and foster care is typical for Kansas that's still back in the dark ages. But they're messing around with the wrong woman: Shona Banda is a well known woman, known for her fight against Crone's disease and for the legalization of medicinal Marihuana. She's been at death's door before the use of Marihuana and her story appeared in Rolling Stone. She's up for a fight, but she could do without the grudging.

Alecta: Do you also have a sister called "never learn from mistakes" or "repeat mistakes continuously", Alecta? They're probably American born, it's unlikely they would have migrated from Greece
Kudos to the Japanese community in America for holding a news conference to denounce the idea of putting Syrian refugees in camps. You know, those camps that were invented by the British during the Boer War in South Africa. They called them concentration camps, I think. As if the Syrians who finally get there, haven't suffered enough.
I love the idea of Fudō Myōō, assisted by a legion of Tengu wreaking havoc on the idiots that come up with such inhumane ideas again. I bet Fudō Myōō would make them see sense.

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 20, 2015, 3:14 pm
Excellent article. Thanks for sharing Joanne.

Janet B (0)
Friday November 20, 2015, 4:32 pm

Mitchell D (82)
Friday November 20, 2015, 6:30 pm
Gene, your amazement at Brownback's re-election is shared here! The idea of a fixed election roams through my mind, or has the GOPig war on education had a payoff already?

Tisiphone: Destruction of the P.O." cujones would suffice, nicely, but a new law suit is probably a better bet.

Mageara: Oh, this poor woman, and her child! dorothy was so lucky to find herself "…not in Kansas anymore."

Alecto: Our political process is so screwed up, that reason has flown the coop, and the worst thing we could do to refugees is being presented as public policy. You want to bith home grown terrrorism? well, let's see now…oh yeah, we'll tke these poor, scared people and put them in interment camps where we can be sure they will receive the absolute minimum of care education and training, social islolation from the dominant culture, which will turn into the most motivation to hate… and then the pundits on the right will screm about how thankless these people are.

Sheila D (28)
Friday November 20, 2015, 8:17 pm
We could use Fudō Myōō in all of these cases. Thanks for the post, Joanne.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday November 20, 2015, 10:44 pm
Tisiphone — I hope that Marelle Lawson is successful in suing the police department and the officer involved. I further hope that the officer is charged criminally, found guilty and does prison time, never to work as a police officer again.

Megaera — Not clicking my heels twice just in case I end up in Kansas! This is pure bullshit and the state must be held to account.

Alecto — While the internment of the Japanese Americans, and Canadians, during WWII is a somewhat different situation to that of the Syrian refugees, the unbridled bigotry, fear and contempt is the same. There is no place for it!

These all just beggar belief!

Nita L (127)
Sunday November 22, 2015, 12:19 am
Sadly noted. What can I say that hasn't been said. Thank you Joanne.

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Saturday January 30, 2016, 11:59 pm
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