Category Archives: Positraction

Interesting way to start the week

POSITRACTION: Humanity demands that “we” do better

2017-Oct-01

https://www.wired.com/story/puerto-ricos-slow-motion-medical-disaster/

AMPUERTO RICO’S SLOW-MOTION MEDICAL DISASTER
AUTHOR: ERIC NIILER SCIENCE 09.29.1709:00 

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Medicines will expire without power as chronically ill patients suffer … … …

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The Gooferment is the worst way to organize society.

Perhaps “we” can use this as a “teaching moment” and do so much better.

At the very least, “we” should look around ourselves and get organized for when it happens to “us”. I mean “personally”.

If there is any type of disaster, do “we” know who will need our help.

And, why should we wait for a disaster to trigger “charity”?

What about the folks who may need our help now?

It might be as simple as calling on a lonely old neighbor, doing a chore for someone — young or old — who can’t for some reason unable to do it themselves, or maybe giving a few buck to the Salvation Army as opposed to the Big Charities with highly paid CEOs.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: Faith in action that may move people’s hearts

2017-Sep-17

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/a-nun-with-a-chainsaw-becomes-the-face-of-hurricane-irma-recovery_092017

A Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes The Face Of Hurricane Irma Recovery

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Very impressive. 

In full habit, she’s doing hard work.

No wonder folks are impressed.

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POSITRACTION: Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem was stabbed seven times while stopping a suicide

2017-Sep-17 

http://desert.sn/2x0SGtW

From Desert Sun:
Bloodied and half-blind, this cops grip was the last defense against disaster
Five years ago, Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem was stabbed seven times while stopping a suicide. He refused to give up.

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This is a courageous man.

 There is a saying from the Talmud that “whoever saves one life, it is as if he [or she] has saved the whole world.”

Now I am not a religious scholar; nor would I say I am very religious.

But this is the essence of humanity. 

Hang on and don’t let go to ANY and EVERY life regardless of cost.

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POSITRACTION: Houston is an example of the true spirit of America

2017-Sep-10 

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/grandparents-get-jet-ski-rescue-calling-chick-fil-help/

Grandparents Get Jet Ski Rescue After Calling Chick-Fil-A For Help
by McKinley Corbley – Sep 1, 2017

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Chick-Fil-A does not just prepare toasty chicken sandwiches – they can also reportedly serve up their meals by rescue boat when conditions get dicey.

An elderly married couple of northern Houston, Texas had been waiting out the worst of the storm with relatively good results. Over the course of the weekend, their house had remained dry and free of complications.

But then, on Monday, it quickly began filling with water.

The seniors, J.C. and Karen Spencer, did not know where to turn for help; so they called the local Chick-Fil-A restaurant at which they are regular customers. J.C. then placed an order for two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg – and a rescue boat.

The manager’s husband, who happened to have a boat, then maneuvered over to the great-grandparents’ house.

As Karen and J.C. were loading up all of their prized possessions, two mystery jet ski rescuers also arrived at the scene and offered to help.

With both grandparents riding on the backs of the jet skis, the boat rescuers were able to safely carry all of the Spencers’ important gear to dry land. They even offered to return when J.C. said that he had forgotten his wedding ring and wallet.

The Spencers are now hoping to find the jet ski rescuers and thank them for their help in the rescue.

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This is typical of all the great stories coming out of Houston.

It appears that private citizens did more than the “official” Gooferment efforts.

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POSITRACTION: Youth Risks His Life to Crawl After Suicidal Woman

2017-Sep-03

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/youth-risks-life-crawl-suicidal-woman-talk/

Youth Risks His Life to Crawl After Suicidal Woman and Talk Her Down
by McKinley Corbley – Aug 28, 20170

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A situation that could have ended in tragedy took an inspiring turn last weekend when a Good Samaritan risked his own life to comfort a suicidal woman and talk her down from the edge.

The woman was first spotted on Saturday afternoon crawling across a section of beams in the Broadway and Lafayette subway station. The beams, which were roughly 20 feet above the subway floor, made for a dangerous drop.

Klein then saw a young man start crawling across the beams to where the woman was sitting. When the youth finally reached the woman, he sat next to her, put his arm around her shoulder, and started talking to her quietly.

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“He actually cared enough, whoever he was, to help her. A lot of people seemed to be like ‘Oh, it’s New York’, and kept walking,” Klein told CBS New York. “I don’t know what I would’ve done. I don’t think I would’ve climbed over to do that.”

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“Greater love”?

Inspiring to see a youth do this. Makes him a man in my book.

And anonymously!

Special place in Heaven for him, I hope.

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POSITRACTION: Valerie Harper’s remission shows the limits of “experts”

2017-Aug-27

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/events060822/

Valerie Harper: Still Going Strong at 78 After Doctors Predicted Her Death
by Good News Network – Aug 22, 2017

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Congratulations to actress Valerie Harper who is celebrating her 78th birthday Tuesday. Best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the beloved 70s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff series Rhoda, she is twice a cancer survivor, having been given three months to live in 2013—a year in which she competed on Dancing With The Stars. Originally a dancer, she earned four Emmy Awards and also a Tony nomination for her leading role in the 2010 play Looped.

Her husband of 30 years, former fitness trainer Tony Cacciotti, encourages her to exercise. Her charity, Lung Strong, also keeps her active, as do cameo acting appearances and frequent voice-overs for animated characters on The Simpsons. She said in a 2016 interview (below), “A lot of stuff that looks impossible is not—and every day there is evidence of it.”

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More evidence too that “experts” know so little.

Hopefully, this will encourage everyone to continue to follow their dreams and goals regardless of “expert advice”.

I’m attempting to do that to. 

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POSITRACTION: ‘Your duty is done’

2017-Aug-20

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/vietnam-vet-dementia-reassured-colonel-tells-duty-done/

Vietnam Vet With Dementia Reassured When Colonel Tells Him ‘Your duty is done’
by McKinley Corbley – Aug 17, 2017

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It has been decades since Lawrence Silk foughtthrough three different tours in Vietnam – but due to his dementia, he still wakes up some days and feels like he has to ship out and start fighting once more.

As a means of soothing his troubled mind, however, Lt. Col. Andy LaFrazia stopped by the veteran’s bedside with an important gift.

LaFrazia first heard about the 84-year-old’s troubled predicament when Silk’s daughter Julie Dunn and her husband Kenny posted about her father’s condition on social media.

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Well done, sir.

I hope the man finds peace. 

I hope we all find peace.

GBA

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