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SRC #309

you always ask me why i don’t believe you when you talk about how much you love me, how much you want to be with me, and how you wish you could have me. how am i supposed to believe you when you’re still with her? you talk big game yet you still have her. you told me you would leave her for me if i asked you to. i would never ask you to. why the fuck would i be your safety net? you’ll only leave her if you’re guaranteed to have me? if not, you’ll stay with her. clearly it’s all bullshit if that’s how it goes. if you want me and only me, prove it. i can only be so foolish. no matter how much i love you and how much i wish i could really be with you, i would never let it happen. not with the way you’ve juggled your women. 

how’s it feel to be the one juggled and not getting your way?

The safety net dilemna

From the NY Times a few months ago:

Support for spending cuts runs strong in Chisago, where anger at the government helped fuel Mr. Cravaack’s upset victory in 2010 over James L. Oberstar, the Democrat who had represented northeast Minnesota for 36 years.

“Spending like this is simply unsustainable, and it’s time to cut up Washington, D.C.’s credit card,” Mr. Cravaack said in a February speech to the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce. “It may hurt now, but it will be absolutely deadly for the next generation — that’s our children and our grandchildren.”

But the reality of life here is that Mr. Gulbranson and many of his neighbors continue to take as much help from the government as they can get. When pressed to choose between paying more and taking less, many people interviewed here hemmed and hawed and said they could not decide. Some were reduced to tears. It is much easier to promise future restraint than to deny present needs.

“How do you tell someone that you deserve to have heart surgery and you can’t?” Mr. Gulbranson said.

He paused.

“You have to help and have compassion as a people, because otherwise you have no society, but financially you can’t destroy yourself. And that is what we’re doing.”

He paused again, unable to resolve the dilemma.

“I feel bad for my children.”

Do you ever feel like time is passing by faster than you can keep up? Not taking full advantage of your surroundings. Finding yourself stuck working for the same devil you despise day after day with no hope of stripping free from social bondage? Maybe that’s why humans live for love. Maybe if they find that one special person, it won’t hurt as much: #safetynet #sidekick #confider #supporter #1fan etc.. We all strive for something, you just gotta make sure it’s worth YOUR #Life. Ok thanks for listening (reading) me vent. (Taken with instagram)

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Safetynet Campaign // Jahaziel - ‘Theft Of My Innocence’

Written exclusively for the Safetynet campaign, MOBO award winning Gospel rapper Jahaziel shares his testimony, through song, of his early exposure to pornography and the subsequent effects it had on his views of women, his relationships and even his marriage at one point.


'Theft of my Innocence', produced by Grammy nominated Producer Steven Abramsamadu ,is a powerful account of how Jahaziel overcame his struggle in this area and found freedom through Jesus Christ. Jahaziel aims to encourage young people to speak out on this issue and to inspire them to overcome their struggles and live a pure life.

The track is available as a free download for a limited period of time from Monday 24th September. Visit http://www.Safetynet.org.uk or http://www.Jahazielmusic.com

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Safety Net… Coming soon.. #newsong #safetynet #popmusic #ballad #Nashville #originalmusic #songwriting

My no brainer select proof no baon don’t like pantry food safety net fall back alone time need to get out and breathe lunch at work option. Thank you @starbucksph for being always 1 to 2 blocks or a quick drive away. 💋 Comfort lunch of Tuna Sandwich & Americano 😘 #starbucks #tuna #coffee #americano #sandwich #comfortfood #exit #getaway #alonetime #lunch #workdiaries #thanks #regular #always #foodtrip #foodie #work #realities #balance #safetynet #nobrainer #missadventuretraveler

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Last night at Cafe Coco! #safetynet #newsong #nashville (at Cafe Coco)

Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good sort of person. You are kind to children and animals. You respect the elderly. You donate to charity. You tell jokes without laughing at your own punchlines. You respect women. You like women. In fact, you would really like to have a mutually respectful and loving sexual relationship with a woman. Unfortunately, you don’t yet know that woman—she isn’t working with you, nor have you been introduced through mutual friends or drawn to the same activities…

… So when you, a stranger, approach me, I have to ask myself: Will this man rape me?

Do you think I’m overreacting? One in every six American women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. I bet you don’t think you know any rapists, but consider the sheer number of rapes that must occur. These rapes are not all committed by Phillip Garrido, Brian David Mitchell, or other members of the Brotherhood of Scary Hair and Homemade Religion. While you may assume that none of the men you know are rapists, I can assure you that at least one is. Consider: if every rapist commits an average of ten rapes (a horrifying number, isn’t it?) then the concentration of rapists in the population is still a little over one in sixty. That means four in my graduating class in high school. One among my coworkers. One in the subway car at rush hour. Eleven who work out at my gym. How do I know that you, the nice guy who wants nothing more than companionship and True Love, are not this rapist?

I don’t.

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The SafetyNet Gives Trawling a New Lease of Life

It’s no secret our oceans are in trouble. Time and time again we hear about different species struggling to survive due to overfishing. Species such as cod have reached a crisis point and are being dragged below their biological limit. There are not enough of them or enough time between catches, for them to find each other, breed and produce a new generation. Our seas are in a constant balancing act, with species once thought sustainable, now raising concerns. The recent removal of mackerel from the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) ‘fish to eat list’ proves that the amount of fish we catch, and how we catch it should be our main concerns.
One of the biggest obstacles our fish stocks face is trawling. This technique uses large boats, which pull nets and heavy chains along the seabed. This method of fishing is strongly criticised by Greenpeace. This is due to the sheer amount of damage it causes the seabed and its inhabitants. Greenpeace states that ‘if the same technique were used on land, it would be like dragging a vast net across the countryside – crushing trees, farms and wildlife in the process – to catch a few cows.’
The net is then pulled in and emptied on to the deck. Here, the true damage of the trawlers can be seen. The net throws up starfish, crabs, anemones and other small, unwanted fish. All of which are dead and all of which are then wasted and thrown back into the sea. In 2004 it was reported that trawling can kill up to 16lbs of other animals in order to catch 1lb of their desired catch. The unseen damage lies underwater, in the tracks of the nets. The coral, rocks and habitats of thousands of species lays destroyed.
However, an English design graduate from the Royal College of Art has invented a simple, yet effective solution to the problems trawling causes. SafetyNet is a netting solution that uses illuminated rings to allow smaller, younger fish to escape the nets easily and safely. One feature of the SafetyNet is the light weight hydro-spreaders that help the nets to sit 1 metre off of the seabed. The damage to the seabed and catch is massively decreased, as the nets are not being dragged along the bottom. This also prevents crabs, starfish and other bottom-dwelling fish from being caught in the nets.
Another cause of wasted fish, is the practice of high-grading. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) sets quotas for how much of a certain species can be caught annually. Although this sounds like a positive practice, it is actually causing damage. As fisherman are limited on how much they can catch, when they pull their nets in, they want to make sure their catch is of the highest possible value. This means throwing away and wasting the younger, smaller fish for the bigger, more valuable fish to fill their quota.
A solution to this problem is found in the design of the SafetyNet. Around the net there are illuminated rings, which are either battery powered or charged by the water flow. These rings allow the younger fish to escape and they therefore are not needlessly caught and thrown back dead. Although normal nets do have gaps big enough for smaller fish to swim through, when they are pulled along the pressure causes the mesh to become smaller and allows no escape. The lights show the smaller fish their escape routes clearly and the solid plastic rings means they will not shrink with the weight of the net.
Other sustainability issues are simply out of the control of fishermen, such as which species they catch. For example, cod are a species in trouble so have a very limited quota. If fishermen accidently catch some cod and are over their quota, they will have to then waste the fish and throw them back into the sea dead.
From studying the behaviour traits of various species, Watson has designed SafetyNet to allow cod to escape the catch, whilst still maintaining the desired catch. The typical behaviour of cod when stressed is to swim downwards towards the seabed to hide. More sustainable species, however such as halibut and whiting swim upwards. From this behavioural difference, Watson designed the SafetyNet with wider mesh on the bottom section of the net and smaller mesh at the top. This allows the cod to swim out safely but retains the other fish in the net.
For the SafetyNet, Watson won the prestigious Jason Dyson award. The government are currently using the net on a limited trial basis and if proven successful, will spread the word throughout our fishing fleets. This invention addresses the main issues of trawling head on and will hopefully get the recognition it deserves. With such brilliant design, it could have a very powerful impact on the future of fish. SafetyNet is a much needed solution to the many problems our fishing industry is facing today.

—  This is an article I wrote on an invention called SafetyNet, it supports sustainable fishing