“Mr. Ridgway, there are people here who hate you. I’m not one of them. I forgive you for what you’ve done. You’ve made it difficult to live up to what I believe, and that is what God says to do, and that is forgive, and he doesn’t say to forgive just certain people, he says forgive all. So you are forgiven. My daughter was 16 at the time you killed her. My wife and I were separated, and she had to live on the street. She did things I may not have been proud of, but she was still a little girl. She was still my daughter.”
Robert Rule, father of serial killer Gary Ridgway’s victim Linda Rule, forgave Ridgway during victim impact statements in court, causing him to tear up and weep in his only display of emotion during the trial.
My Daughter, Leslie called me and said in a hushed voice, “Mom, remember how I told you about that man who came to our book signings? The one who leaned against the wall and just watched you? The one who never said anything and never bought any books?” “Yes,” I said. “It was him.” “It was who?” I asked. “Gary Ridgway. He’s the man I saw.” She paused. “He was even in the audience one time when you were giving a talk at a bookstore, and you said ‘nobody knows who the Green River Killer is or what he looks like. For all I know, he could be sitting here tonight’ I guess he was.”
“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green - God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.”
If you consider yourself part of the Green Day fandom but carry any sexual phobias or isms (racism, sexism, agism, etc.) then I regret to inform you, you don’t belong in this fandom because you don’t fully understand the foundation Green Day was built on (ie see Gilman rules). Green Day fandom is for freaks, geeks, weirdos and misfits of all kinds. Accept this or move on.
Despite being a thinspo/anorexia blog, I would never encourage people to choose my path. All of my followers probably want to lose weight - so here are a few healthy diet tips!
1. NEVER GET TOO HUNGRY - Hunger is a primal urge that’s difficult to deny. When you’re famished, it’s hard to hold off until you can find healthy food. As a result, you end up eating anything that’s not nailed down, and typically, regretting it. Planning meals and snacks works wonders to head off the intense hunger that can do a number on your best intentions to eat right.
2. USE THE RED, ORANGE AND GREEN RULE - At each meal include one food that is any of these colors. By focusing on these foods, you’ll be sure to get some produce on your plate and won’t have space on your plate for higher-calorie fare.
3. DRINK ENOUGH WATER - Water is essential for keeping the body hydrated and we’re actually more likely to retain “water weight” by not drinking enough of it rather than by having too much.
4. KICK THE SALT HABIT - Salt is a big contributor to weight gain and often a reason why the numbers on the scale aren’t going down. The average American consumes twice the amount of salt they should have each day, leading to weight gain, bloating, and the inability to lose stubborn pounds. Salt can also make you feel hungrier and thirstier, so check the nutrition labels for high sodium levels and choose fresh over packaged or restaurant foods. You’ll see a puffy face and belly go down quicker just by cutting back on your sodium intake and choosing more natural foods.
5. DON’T THINK DIET SODA WILL MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT - Just…just don’t, okay?
6. FOCUS ON NUTRIENT BALANCE INSTEAD OF COUNTING ALL THE CALORIES - Making sure an eating occasion has carbs, protein, and fat instead of just counting calories (like a 100 calorie pack) delivers better energy and fat loss results by giving the body what it needs, like quick- and longer-digesting nutrients so you stay full longer.
7. KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL - Keeping a food record is vital to losing weight and keeping it off long term.