Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cell Phone Theater
Shooting Incident

Since we're talking about films this week ... let's segue to theaters and appropriate behavior. Theaters have rules about shutting cell phones during the movie. Have you every been in a theater when someone turned on their cell phone? How distracting was the light from where you sat? I have asked people to shut their phones. There are lobbies for that and phones should be off.

Before The Incident:

Theaters are not only the place we go to watch movies that often involve shootings, but have also become a place for shooting incidents.

The Incident

  Dad's texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater   CNN - January 14, 2014
The shooting Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of "Lone Survivor" at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, movie theater escalated from an objection to cell phone use, to a series of arguments, to the sudden and deadly shooting, according to police and witnesses. The suspected shooter is a retired Tampa police officer.

"Divorce Corp."

January 14, 2014

While I'm blogging about films - I wanted to mention a documentary that premiered last Friday called, "Divorce Corp.". It talks about everything wrong with the divorce system in the US in hopes of instituting well needed changes that go along with changing society. It's another "system failure" in our reality.

If you've ever been through a divorce - you know how it taps into negative emotions you never knew you could conjure up. It brings out the worst in everyone - and in today's world sends everyone to therapy if not a brief period of substance abuse.

Why people divorce: they grow apart when their karma is complete, that karma usually involving children, abuse issues, mental illnesses, cheating, financial matters, and the real season is ... they are programmed to as a new destiny awaits.

Things we know about divorce:

    There are more victims than winners.

    More often than not, the winners are the lawyers.

    There are no "happy divorces".

    Alimony can destroy the person providing it.

    Divorce teaches people a lot about themselves.

    The very thought of divorce prevents people from getting married.

    I am sure there are more things to add to the list, but those are the key points.

A friend recently told me that changes in legislation are happening, but will take a very long time as the lawyers are blocking them. He believes this documentary will make a difference.

Splitsville, a Land of Diabolical Lawyers   New York Times - January 8, 2014

Divorce Corp.: Documentary Paints Horrific Picture of Intimidation, Collusion, and Excessive Billing in Family Courts   Huffington Post - January 10, 2014