The leadership needs followers. If the people you lead are too smart they can’t be fooled anymore. To this end leaders seem to be giving the kids an easy ride in school. They mandate tests that funding and careers are based on ensuring that teachers basically teach the tests and no more. In most colleges the standards are lower than ever and you find graduates having to get jobs they could have gotten out of high school. Education in the United States rates Continue reading
I would like people to post comments about evil things done to people and animals and who did them. People who are intentionally cruel or take advantage of other people in any way. People or companies who abuse the environment or get away with breaking laws that protect the environment or even hide behind the law. Bullies, animal abusers and whatever. Even suspected paranormal issues such as hauntings and curses. Whatever is wrong.
I had a nice 4×4 pickup stolen by a guy named Joby Boyd in Spanaway WA. I got it back after paying $500 to the impound yard it was towed to after it was recovered with Boyd driving. Boyd had been off-roading and had beat the truck mercilessly doing a lot of damage. Boyd was not charged though I asked to press charges. I was told I couldn’t recover any of the items stolen from inside the truck which he said didn’t exist, I wasn’t making great money then so the financial loss represented weeks of pay. I never met Joby Boyd, the police told me I could get arrested for confronting him. I never received any compensation.
I was living outside of Leesville LA. in a housing development, I hadn’t lived there long when one evening I heard a dog crying and I decided to investigate. Three houses away I found a buff cocker spaniel tied to the back porch of a house. Her coat was ragged and overgrown and must have been absolutely miserable in the Louisiana summer. There were bloody patches I could see from over 25 yards and even with the shaggy matted coat I could tell she was starving. Being an invincible 22 year old soldier I walked right into the people’s yard to take a look at the dog. There was no water or food out. The cocker spaniel wagged it’s tail and tried to come to me as I approached but was prevented by the rusty chain she was secured by. I knelt to pet her noting what I suspected was mange.
I debated about what to do. If I confront them about their dog maybe nothing would get better, maybe they would have her destroyed, if the authorities got involved she would also likely be put down due to the mange, I had lots of experience around animals and I knew vet bills can be expensive so the likelihood that anyone who let a dog get into the state this poor cocker spaniel was in would never spent the money to get her healthy again.
I took chain, dog and all. My wife named her Muffin. I can’t remember how much the vet cost but it doesn’t matter. I do remember my wife and I getting seriously poisoned by the early 1980s mange treatment but we recovered and so did Muffin. Muffin also turned out to be epileptic which had its own problems but we delt with everything fine. She apparently somehow had a romantic interlude with a neighbor’s spitz and gave birth to four pups all of which were eventually placed in good homes. She was with me for around five years…which was longer than the wife.
I never actually spoke to the people who had muffin originally. I did see them though but for some reason they never looked me in the eyes and if I ever knew their names I have long since forgotten. They should have payed for their neglect and cruelty but that nearly never happened in that time and definitely not in that place.
I would like comments about the evil that gets away or eludes justice, current or past.