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a way forward

'It's time to make emotional abuse a crime.
Psychological violence is hard to define and hard to police. That's exactly why those experiencing it need the law to be changed.'

Insightful piece by Lauren Laverne - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/07/time-to-make-emotional-abuse-a-crime?CMP=twt_gu

An average of seven women are killed by their current or ex-partners every month in England and Wales. The numbers in the United States are considerably higher.

Lauren Laverne: 'What I remember most about emotional abuse is that it's like being put in a box. Maybe you think it's a treasure box at first: you're in there because you're special. Soon the box starts to shrink.'

http://www.thehotline.org/

https://www.domesticshelters.org/

http://www.refuge.org.uk/

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I don't know if any of you folks have been following this

as, on one level, it's a regional grocery store issue in New England. However, the Save Market Basket saga is, in my opinion, the most important business story in recent memory, representing as it does the success of stakeholders refusing to let a business be destroyed by greedheads. God bless those folks.

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Where to begin?

Israel/Gaza, the Iraq debacle, Syria, Libya, unresolved Afghan election, the August recess with really not much hope of anything productive from congress, Snowden asylum, Ukraine crisis, the CIA spying on the senate, California drought, November midterm elections, suing the president?

It's no surprise things are a little dry around here, especially since Anna's gone...oh well. Ignorance is bliss!

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speaking of unpopular topics

Eeesh. Must be summer...

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I'm not a huge soccer fan

I'm not a huge soccer fan however I do like following when the world cup is going on. I like rooting for a our country in a whole. If the US doesnt beat Germany today then I would prob pull for Germany, actually use to live over there. With that said Go USA.

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World Cup

Well, if the US can't make it, then I would probably go with Mexico, or possibly Brazil or Belgium. Beyond that, anyone who can beat the Netherlands! I am more of a fan of the "beautiful game" style of soccer that countries like Spain, Brazil and Mexico play, than the "almost American football" tactics of the Netherlands. Unfortunately Netherlands are favored now. Hoping, whether US wins or not, that Mexico can beat them next week. Will be their toughest game.

You? Got anyone in particular you are rooting for?

-Dave

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I appreciate you breaking it

I appreciate you breaking it down for me. Definitely makes allot more sense now I didnt know they did goal differential. Anxiously waiting til Thursday now. Whos your pick to win it all if US isnt there?

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US Advancing

Yeah, if we win or tie Germany, we advance. If we lose to Germany, then it gets tricky. If Portugal/Ghanna tie, we advance. If Portugal beats Ghanna, we would tie Portugal on Win/Loss/Tie, so it would go to point differential. Since Portugal got stomped by Germany 5-1, they would have to beat Ghanna by about the same to advance over the US. If they only win by 1 or 2, the US still would advance. If Ghanna were to beat Portugal, we would be tied with them on Win/Loss/Tie but Ghanna has a much lower goal differential to overcome so if they won by 2, they would advance and the US would be out. Of course the numbers would vary by what Germany beats us by.

So, ideally, we either win/tie Germany, or we want Portugal to tie or barely win against Ghanna. Thursday will definitely be an exciting afternoon!

-Dave

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I think your right. Beating

I think your right. Beating Germany is going to be tough task think they were one of the favorites to take the whole thing. Would absolutely love to see them beat Germany though, imagine the confidence boost it would give them going into the next round.
I think if we loose and Portugal beats Germany we still get in. Not real sure about that though.
Looking forward to the match on Thursday.

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