Melanoma Country

Heard a poem this morning on the radio – great.

Melanoma Country, by Jonathan Happold

What is this sunburnt country
Of smoke and threatening flames
Of blackened mountain ranges
Of dust and absent rains?

This land that once was beautiful
That nourished heart and head
Now keeps us up at night with thoughts
Of hopelessness and dread.

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The ultimate in poor taste…

You might have this photo posted quite a bit lately with smart arse comments on it like “my car overheated because of climate change”

So who is this woman, and what’s the real story.

This is an American woman called Jillian Soto, taken in 2012. What’s she so upset about? A hint – it’s not her car overheating.

Her sister, Victoria Soto was a first grade teacher at Sandy Hook school. She used her body as a human shield when a shooter entered the classroom, 6 kids escaped but 4 students and Soto were murdered.

This photo was taken when Jillian learned her sister had died.

If it’s not enough that a sister and daughter was murdered, her parents actually had to trademark Victoria’s name – this was the only way to get Twitter to take down posts by conspiracy nutters about the shooting.

If you still think the original meme was funny and don’t give a fuck about the back story – perhaps log off for a while and have a good hard think about your life.