LUBBOCK, TX – Amid new concerns about child abuse, the Go Blue Lubbock campaign, held every April as a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, stresses the importance of protecting children and preventing child abuse on the South Plains.
With added pressures brought on by health concerns, job insecurity, financial strain, and other effects of the coronavirus crisis, children are at greater risk as parents and caregivers struggle to cope.
In 2019, there were 3,095 confirmed cases of child abuse in the Lubbock Region.
Fifteen children lost their lives in abuse or neglect related fatalities in this area.
The Lubbock area continues to have one of the highest rates of confirmed abuse or neglect in the state with an average of three confirmed cases in Lubbock County every day.
The public is invited to participate in the campaign by wearing blue on Go Blue Fridays throughout the month of April and sharing and tagging with the hashtag #GoBlueLubbock.
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV/AIDS are out of control
Before I begin, I want to tell you what some of you already know, then, I am going to show you so there is no doubt.
Years ago I met a Lady that told me many disturbing things about Our Country, which I found hard to believe, although I didn’t ever think she was misinformed. Everyone that knows me, knows I have a very different set of numbers and statistics than probably 99% of all sites like ours.
After five (5) years and seven (7) months, not one (1) stat I list on Our website and blog has ever been disproven.
The Lady I met about 10 years ago is Sister Helen Ryan, an authority on trafficked women and Children. Helen warned me many times that all stats in Our Country are no where near correct, and now, at this point in time, the whole world has followed suit.
A decade ago, there was still only five treatment options for gonorrhea, and even then, they had to try one, then another, and another before finding one that worked. On this day in 2017, CDC finally admitted what many of us already knew, gonorrhea was now wearing a SuperGonorrhea cape, and not 1 of the 5 know treatments had any effect on this STD.
Adolescents are disproportionately affected by STIs and STDs. Young people ages 15 to 24 represent 25 percent of the sexually active population, but acquire half of all new STIs and STDs.
This year alone, 10,000,000 young people, 13 years-of-age to 23, will contract one (1) or more STI or STD.
35 percent of teens ages 14 to 19 have Human papillomavirus (HPV).
Girls age 15 to 19 have the highest rates of Gonorrhea and the second highest rate of Chlamydia of any age group.
Chlamydia is a result of homosexual sex. Chlamydia isn’t the most dangerous sexually transmitted disease, but it is the most common in the U.S. However, Chlamydia can do serious, lasting damage to a woman’s reproductive system, in addition to potentially causing fatal complications to a fetus during pregnancy.
Gonorrhea is particularly concerning for disease specialists due to the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of Gonorrhea, and continues to climb at an alarming rate.
Syphilis is already higher than anytime in the last 30 years, and continues to climb at an alarming rate.
Syphilis in pregnancy is the second leading cause of stillbirth globally, and also results in prematurity, low birthweight, neonatal death, and infections in newborns.
First, it must be said that HIV/AIDS stats are possibly as much as 50% or even higher, due to the fact that it is unknown how many cases go unreported, and there is no list compiled for Children newborn to 13 – 15 years-of-age.
HIV remains a leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of death globally among women of reproductive age.
Misguided beliefs about the disease, and sexual violence have contributed to these high rates. Women under the age of 40 including pregnant women are most affected.
Apparently, our government is operating in a plethora of sexual promiscuity and unsafe practices (but we already knew that). The data shows Washington DC also has the highest rate of gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV patients in the country.
However, our Dear Allies, the UK, seems content to be doing their best to keeping step with Our Dear Law Makers, and, by the way, Our Climate Change Brow Beaters in NATO, France, would just love to loudly protest their standing, although, as is their way of doing things, I’m pretty sure it would be well after the chance of doing something a bit easier to change things, as was the “Hitler entering The Rhineland Armed” fiasco.
Russia doesn’t seem to be wrapping up before hitting the sheets either, as it’s in the top five European countries for seven out of the eight diseases studied.
It’s probably because they’re not Putin any effort into progressing the federation’s conservative base.
ICE arrests illegal immigrant after NYPD
releases him after charging him with
child rape, sexual abuse
Federal immigration authorities on Monday arrested an illegal immigrant who had been released from NYPD custody despite being charged with child rape and sexual abuse.
Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, a 20-year-old Guatemalan national illegally present in the U.S., was arrested in New York City late last month on multiple charges related to sexually abusing a minor, according to a press release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) had lodged an immigration detainer with the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) after his arrest.
The detainer was ignored because of New York City’s sanctuary policies and Ajqui-Ajtzalam was released from custody. ERO officers apprehended him on Monday.
Thomas R. Decker, field officer director for ERO New York, said it was “inconceivable” that Ajqui-Ajtzalam – who was arrested on charges of rape and sexual abuse of a child – should be released back into the community rather than being transferred to ICE.
“It’s frightening that our detainer was ignored and he was released into New York City streets to possibly re-offend,” Decker said. “The safety of city residents, especially the more vulnerable, continues to be a priority for ICE enforcement.”
U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) initially encountered Ajqui-Ajtzalam in September 2016 after he illegally entered the U.S. without inspection, ICE said. He was processed as an unaccompanied alien child, issued a Notice to Appear, and was released from ICE custody two months later on an Order of Recognizance (OREC) pending removal proceedings.
He is currently being held in ICE custody pending removal proceedings before a federal immigration judge.
The antivirus product of the year is really
a surveillance tool…
All I can say is… wouldn’t you know it.
Avast was named AV-Comparatives’ 2018 Product of the Year. It offers premium security for mobile devices, laptops, and home computers. And it can be downloaded for free. What’s not to like?
Consumers certainly love the idea of free antivirus protection. Avast now has more than 435 million active users a month. That’s a huge customer base.
But it turns out there is a catch…
Avast has a subsidiary called Jumpshot. And Jumpshot has been harvesting the data of every Avast user from the moment they installed the software.
Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site. Jumpshot recorded it all, packaged it up, and sold it.
And guess who the buyers have been? Google, Microsoft, McKinsey, Pepsi, Home Depot, and others.
These are large, blue-chip companies. And reportedly some of them have been paying millions of dollars to get their hands on the data Jumpshot has taken. Some of this data is very sensitive and personal.
This is perhaps even more invasive than what Google and Facebook are doing. It’s scary.
And we were never supposed to know about it. Jumpshot required its customers to sign very strict confidentiality agreements. Thankfully, Motherboard and PC Magazine launched a joint investigation and discovered what was really going on.
So the big takeaway here is simple. Nothing is ever free. If a product or service is marketed as free, that means we are the product.
Somewhere, buried within an agreement, consumers unwittingly “consent” to allow these free products and services to spy on them and do whatever they want with the information obtained.
While some companies may call that consent, I call it deception and a violation of our privacy. And I highly recommend readers stay away from Avast… and stay skeptical of any other product that is supposedly “free.”
I am going to attempt to reach out to all Parents with this, although we want to draw young couples and young parents-to-be to Our Sites, where they can better prepare to be the Parents their Child needs.
No matter what kind of Parent you are, there is one thing you will never teach your Child.
The first, and most important thing a Child should “FEEL” is LOVE. I believe that when a Child is born, it is possible to be ahead. But let’s start from the beginning, and just so everyone knows, it is possible to, up to a point, to look at your wife and Child and say “I am so very sorry , PLEASE, I love you both, but I have wronged you both”. ( If this is the wife, just change the words to read accordingly).
You should love your significant other as much as you love yourself, and you should be an honest person already, if not how can you even think of doing your significant other and family-to-be like this????
The same goes for violence toward your significant other and a family????
IT IS WRONG TO IMPLANT INDIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S HEART
While we are here, you and this young Lady(even if you are joining in on this as seasoned Parents) are forming a TEAM, and contrary to what anyone says, there is no master or slave.
Learn to open up and talk, but be totally honest. If you are not best friends, it is time you really get to know each other, and at this point you never, never, never, ever betray the trust in which you told each other your deepest… and dreams.
But now is the time to train yourselves to talk softly, and you both might as well get rid of the dirty habits: chewing tobacco… OK, what is it? No, No, not you just the Mother-to-be, since it is her job to deal with your young football player 24 hours a day for 11 years…. OF Course I MEAN YOU TOO, new Mothers have depression, and it is the Father’s responsibility to deal with their Child as much as possible, and that doesn’t mean just when you aren’t playing pool or horseshoes.
The other member of your Team will need a time just to herself, EVERY DAY, and this is not just her naptime, that does not count.
Now back to stopping things an innocent Child should not know: tobacco, cussing, arguing, fighting, alcohol, drugs(all 3 kinds, illicit, over-the-counter, and prescription, and that goes for the fake over-the-counter synthetic drugs), pornography, loud music, and junk television.
Next the Team will need to start early and get you a child-proofing-the-house list going, along with Emergency plans for various possibilities.
OK, when your Teammate conceives, it will be time to start talking softly to this bundle of joy while lightly rubbing and touching this “bump” as your Child grows. You can sing softly, and read to this soon-to-be addition to the Team.
It will be a really good time to prepare yourselves, so read-up on facts like bonding to Mom and Dad, Newborns get scared very easily, and most particularly uncontrollable crying, which is Purple crying or Blue Face(it was called when my oldest taught me the hard way what this thing is, that far too many end up hurting their Child for life by Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Last but not least, the things you DO NOT DO AT ALL, EVEN ONE(1) TIME!!!!
You never discipline a Child when you are angry. You NEVER talk MEAN to them, NEVER criticize them, if they are having trouble with homework, you help them, and if you can’t do the problems just imagine what this dear Child feels like in front of his peers.
Now it is time for you and your Teammate to start practicing Quality Time.
You can NOT teach your Child LOVE, it is a feeling, a felt thing. But you will begin as a smiling, long-suffering Parent, teaching your Child the basic qualities necessary to be a Good Family Member, Good Friend, Good Pupil, Good Citizen, Good Employee, Good Soldier, Good Boss, and a Good Civil Servant, by teaching Truth, Honor, Respect while being Respected, Duty, and Responsibility(which, by 18-years-of-age, will be Responsibility For One’s Own Actions).
This Child must be protected by you and your teammate for 18 years.