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Starbucks How Dare YOU!!!!


I am sure many of you have seen this Starbucks debate on every social media forum and news channel the past few days. If you haven’t then I would say you either, haven’t been on any social media, haven’t watched the news, or have your head stuck somewhere dark.

Apparently, Christen’s are up in air about their choice of coffee mugs this holiday season.  Starbucks has chosen to go with a red mug, instead of their “red” mug with snow flakes, fir tree limbs, reindeer etc.  So, some people are saying Starbucks is taking Christ out of Christmas, that they have become “Jesus haters”.

Can someone explain how going to a “red” cup is taking Christ out of Christmas?  I do not see how this makes sense to myself.  What does Christ have to do with snow flakes, and reindeer or red cups, which by the way isn’t a “real” red. Starbucks has stated the cup ” is a two-toned ombré design, with a bright poppy color on top that shades into a darker cranberry below” Read more at

It should also be noted that Starbucks could not have removed any overtly Christian symbols from their cups, because they never used them to begin with. The holiday symbols Starbucks used between November and December every year on their cups typically feature general winter holiday symbols such as snowmen, carolers, and ornaments, which (although they may be associated with Christmas) are either secular in origin or not exclusively Christian.

If Starbucks was truly getting rid of Christ and declaring War on Christ, wouldn’t they get rid of EVERYTHING, every product they have which is Christmas oriented, such as: Starbucks® Advent Calendar 2015Red Holiday Cup OrnamentStarbucks® Dark Chocolate Peppermint GrahamsFloating Figurines Holiday Tumbler, 12 fl ozHoliday Trees Cold Cup, 16 fl oz and many others.  Plus, all the special holiday flavored drinks: Chestnut Praline Latte, Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brulée Latte. If a two-tone Ombre` cup is representation of Christ then so are these other products.

With all this information known and all the arguing going – on my issue with all this is?

We have so many other things in this world to worry about, and the thing these people are worried about, and are fighting over in the world, during the season that is suppose to be about good will and brotherly love: when the bible says; “love thy neighbor as thy self” –    Yet people are fighting over A TWO-TONED OMBRE` CUP CUP!

In our country we have Thousands of veterans will spend Christmas day overseas while thousands more will spend it in the streets starving  or dying from exposure to the weather because we don’t have a solution to this issue, which is also partly due to lack of solution to the lack of Mental Health issues and care in the US.

Millions of children will eat their dinners at a facility due to being abandoned by their birth parents. Or 1 out of every 3 children will be spending their Christmas being abused by one or both of their parents, Yet people are fighting over A TWO-TONED OMBRE` CUP CUP!

The little gay boy or girl down the street or in your class is being bullied on a daily basis, or perhaps it is just the really quite geeky kid who has a stutter, to the point of suicide.  Yet people are fighting over A TWO-TONED OMBRE CUP CUP!

Thousands of inmates will spend the holidays in jail for non-violent, weed related crimes. Billions of animals will be slaughtered in dog fights, in animal shelters just to full to shelter them all because people can’t be bothered to have them spayed or neutered, buy them for gifts – then decided they are to much problem, etc.  Yet people are fighting over A TWO-TONED OMBRE CUP CUP!

This holiday is suppose to be about good will to all and love for man kind, yet here people are all over America (some who are ministers (Joshua Feuerstein) complaining about a company and their cup which really had NOTHING to do with Christ.  

I think a person on twitter stated it best when they wrote on twitter: “If you need a coffee chain to be your ambassador of Christ you need to re-examine your relationship w/God,” one Twitter critic.

Peace and Blessings:

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About Me: – From The Wondering Mind Of THE Artist and The Beak Of A Hawk


I am Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett, I am a guy just like every other guy. I live my life loving my family, loving the Earth we live upon, living the spirituality that is apart of who I am.

I study life, religions, and philosophies and I love reading as much as I love writing and creating art.  To me life is art, art is beauty, and all things are beautiful.

On a more basic aspect of who I am;  I run two businesses a freelance art business where I create Multimedia art and Indie book covers. I also am a writer of short stories, poetry, and publisher of an alternative magazine.

I combine these skills and create my own e-books in which I will be selling on my own page soon.  I also sell my art work on my page, but for now I sell it on my two art pages:

Society6 and Redbubble

I suffer of chronic pain aliment Fibromyalgia and Lower back issue, as well as a few  life time trails that I have had to face which have made me stronger. However, I won’t say it made my life a better life, because that is a Bullshit phrase.  Buddha, Christ, who ever you want to quote, might say with life comes pain and suffering but not one said it will make your life better.  This is because they each one have stated it will make you wiser and more enlightened, perhaps with this wisdom life will be better, but this is up to each person individually.  I try to use all these experiences to educate people in order to prevent the younger generation from having to suffer with and through as much, and will be able to choose their own path a bit easier.

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Rape Does Not Have A Gender:


qj4e9b0425I ran across a status on Facebook a few days ago where a few people were discussing an article that is about three women who held a guy at gun point and raped him. Rape is not always penetration for men or women, but any sexual act that is unwanted. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of rape is as follows:

**unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.**
However, the Federal laws on rape are much more detailed you can read them here.  According to Federal laws rape is any act that is intent on sexual contact with out the consent of another.

Reading the discussion others were having with the article above, it struck me how many men were laughing it off and making jokes about the rape.  “I could never get so lucky” ,  “I hope they were hot babes”,  and the worse in my opinion was “what kind of weak ass man gets himself raped by women?”  It truly was no surprise, to me, that the women were taking a stand against rape, even when there was a man was involved.  Men are taught from a young age that men are not able to be raped because they are the masculine gender, which means they have to be the stronger gender.    So, if a man says they have been raped by a woman then they have to be joking, and of course they wouldn’t ever admit to being raped by a man, without losing their own masculinity.

by-the-numbersThe truth is; One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. Approximately one in 45 men has been made to penetrate an intimate partner during his lifetime.

None of these statistics count for those men who do not report their rape. Such as the estimated 13,900 military men who experience unwanted sexual contact a year. However, in 2014 National Crime Victimization Survey asked 40,000 households about rape and sexual violence and discovered some rather shocking numbers, the percentage of men who have been raped had gone up.   38 percent of incidents were against men, where in years past men had accounted for somewhere between 5 and 14 percent of rape and sexual violence victims. These survives were only taking into effect the basic definition of rape “those forced to penetrate or be penetrated at force”, in the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey every type of sexual non-consensual rape was taken into account, not just penetration, then the rates of non-consensual sexual contact basically equalized, with 1.270 million being women and 1.267 million being men claiming to be victims of sexual violence.

Researcher Lara Stemple from Health and Human Rigtumblr_mtn9tj0wqo1s8iwnqo6_500hts Project at UCLA has also found in her research that The experience of men and women is “a lot closer than any of us would expect,”.  For some kinds of victimization, men and women have roughly equal experiences. Stemple concluded that we need to “completely rethink our assumptions about sexual victimization,” and especially our fallback model that men are always the perpetrators and women the victims.  We need to stop thinking that men can’t get raped, that no matter how many times they say no, they secretly like it. That only little boys can be raped and only because they get threatened and coerced.

Many say will if a man has an erection he must want sex, so if he is saying no, he is still wanting it especially because we assume men are sexually insatiable. But what if it was said the same were women are concerned “You got wet, you must of wanted it, even though you said no”. The mere presence of physiological symptoms associated with arousal does not in fact indicate actual arousal, much less willing participation! No still means NO..it doesn’t mean Yes, It doesn’t mean Maybe, it means NO for ALL Genders!

So how about, as a blog I recently read said:  Become accepting – Become supportive – Become Connected!

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Cited:

The South African Job: Three Women Rape A Man & Steal His Sperm

2015 Media National Resource on Sexual Violence Info & Stats

Males Raped In America: A new study reveals….

Project Become (a blog)

Hear me Roar (a blog)

 

Back With A Vengeance!


Back with a Vengeance!

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For those who are still around waiting for my post to begin again, I appreciate your loyalty.  I won’t go into why I haven’t been posting that is irreverent. But, what I will let you know is that Whirling Mind & Wondering Thoughts will be changing a bit from this point on.  It will still be Whirling Mind & Wondering Thoughts, but it will be more about issues in the world today and my thoughts on these issues.

To start this new page in Whirling Mind and Wondering Thoughts lets talk about those who take Vengeance into their own hands. So, many people find a need to post about “wrong doings” on Social Media’s these days and blast other people’s faces, personal information, etc all over for the satisfaction of the fact they can’t or don’t want to confront someone themselves or they can’t seem to leave issues in the hand of the law.  This is for lots of reasons. The majority of society thrives on drama and/or they don’t trust the law any longer.  Now don’t get me wrong their is another issue here, and I have found myself caught up in this social media “bullying”.  When one of our friends post something and we jump on the peer band wagon. I mean if our peer says this happen, then it MUST BE SO! Right?

Is this really what the world is coming to? Assuming and making up what we THINK happen, then splashing it around for the world to see, so a whole families life will be ruined even if we are right?

In this day and age –

We are guilty until proven innocent!

Because we are guilty until proven innocent the mass public has taken on the mob mentality, Boston riots for example, Read These Three Articles About the Reasons for the Baltimore Riots – Nation – Boston.com. True not everyone was violent and had the mob mentality, but it was a large crowd that did and through out the few days that it continued I read post after post of encouragement on social media.

This mob mentality and social media bullying and shaming doesn’t just go against adults or government officials either, which is the real horrific aspect of it all.  I actually saw post on Facebook where a young boy of 16 was being accused of mistreating an elderly man in a parking lot and the thread under the photo was horrible! Including finding and sharing his home address and phone number – threats to go beat some respect into him by grown adults!! Really ADULTS sharing a minor’s personal information and threatening him bodily harm and even his life?

Some may think will if they deserve it… How many people get these things posted who DIDN’T deserve it? Has anyone ever stopped to think about this?  Only this morning their was an article released and YES posted on social medias (Facebook is where I saw it posted).  Where an Melbourne Woman who mistakenly shamed a man on social media because she believed he was taking photos of her children at a local Target, when he was just taking a selfie with a large cardboard Darth Vader to send to HIS OWN children, has offered a grovelling apology after he has received death threats.

The mother took a photo of the man at the Westfield Knox shopping center in Melbourne’s east and shared it to Facebook last Wednesday with a status branding him a ‘creep’ but that wasn’t all she stated!  In her full Facebook status along with his photograph that she took with her cell phone she stated:  “She claimed the man approached her children while they were sitting watching Frozen on a screen in the children’s clothing section at Target. ‘He said ‘hey kids’ they looked up and he took a photo, then he said I’m sending this to a 16 yr old,’ she wrote on Facebook. The woman said she took a photo of the man then removed her children from the area and informed security. ‘Centre management were straight onto and so are the police, hopefully he is caught,’ she wrote. ‘Police said if he is a registered sex offender he will be charged, this happened at Knox, be safe with your kids.” via Melbourne mum who shamed Star Wars selfie man on Facebook apologises | Daily Mail Online.

When in actuality he was taking his FIRST ever selfie and was feeling very self conscious about it, had looked over at a set of children, who were sitting BY themselves with no parent present, he himself made an assumption, and assumed they were waiting to take their pictures with the cut out. So, stated; “I will only be a minute” to them.  Turned took a selfie and walked away.  As he was trying to figure out how to send the selfie to his children the woman took his photo and posted it.

Now, I want each and everyone one of you – I know I did – think about all the photos you have looked at accusing someone of something horrible, thought OMG how could they and re-posted the status.  Lets be more careful about what we are spreading around, this is just like spreading rumors!  Unless it is a credible news media then why are we passing on hear say information?

What is your opinion do you think we have become more  Guilty until proven Innocent country?

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