House Of Staunton

20 Jul 19
Get Lick'd Iceblocks

I have another confession to make. I’m your fool Everyone’s got their chains to break Holdin’ you.  Just joking, that’s actually the words to one of my favourite Foo Fighter songs. I actually DO have a confession to make – a real confession.  I suck.  I actually suck at doing blogs – I LOVE the […]

19 Jul 19
To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A great many reports on Russia’s domestic mayhem; Reports Iran has hijacked a second British tanker; Turkey attacks Kurds; Intensive reporting on the PRC: defence and strategy, Hong Kong, Muslim detentions, Pacrim; EU leadership shuffles, UK, France, Germany updates, Italy neo-Nazis and Venezuela; Misc US domestic reports; […]

18 Jul 19
Mrs. B's best 6 ever

Part one: information: history, trends, and your city So much has changed since August 31, 1997, when the City of Covington became an official municipality in the State of Washington. The area known as Covington extends back over 100 years and was originally called Jenkins Prairie. Students, considering the fact that you will graduate and enter the work force in a few years, it will […]

17 Jul 19
Market Report Stores

The global “Chess” market report provides the data associated with the market with a better understanding of format. The Chess market offers a wide stage with numerous open doors for different enterprises, firms, associations, and products as well as services-based key players ABC-CHESS.com, The House of Staunton, Official Staunton, Chessbazaar.com, Shri Ganesh (India) International, Yiwu […]

17 Jul 19
FOODICLES

Finding the Best Bars in Hong Kong. Hong Kong not only has some of the world’s best restaurants, but they also have some of the world’s finest and poshest bars. Here is a list of 15 best bars in Hong Kong:   The Old Man The Old Man is this year’s top-rated bar in Hong […]

16 Jul 19
Yllw Chlk

Chess has been played for centuries upon centuries. It is no doubt the beginning, middle and endgame of all strategy pastimes, old and new. It is undying, and as we approach a new era of Chess evolution, the game ceases to amaze, not only in its ability to grow and inspire… but at the same […]

15 Jul 19
To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> SECGEN NATO OpEd on INF and breaches. EU pleads with Muscovy over INF. Much on Russian propaganda, including the pre-emptive effort to head off an expected OCCRP disclosure. VPK essay on crushing revolutions detailed. Syromyatnikov on almost a century of Soviet/Russian “fake news” doctrine. Much on Erdogan’s […]

15 Jul 19
dual personalities

This weekend we attended a very lovely wedding in the hills of Staunton, Virginia. The outdoor wedding at a farm reminded us of our own July nuptials two years ago. Do you prefer a mountain view or a river view? I love attending weddings, especially ones that do not treat the ceremony as something to […]

14 Jul 19
Augusta Free Press

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.

14 Jul 19
Parishmouse

Status: Ancient Parish Alternative names: Monnington upon Wye Parish church: St. Mary Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1684 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660 Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes Moccas Preston on Wye Byford Brobury Mansel Gamage Staunton on Wye [su_gmap address=”Monnington on Wye Herefordshire” zoom=”11″] Historical Descriptions The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870 MONNINGTON-UPON-WYE, a parish […]

13 Jul 19
To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The major Russia topic is Turkey and the S-400 – an immense political win for Russia, possibly the biggest since Europe backed off on the invasion of Crimea, and the Obama Administration talked Kyiv out of intervening. A barrage of nonsense from Erdogan-supporting media in Turkey. Ultimately […]

12 Jul 19
To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </ebd editorial> A barrage of nonsense from Muscovy about the Aegis Ashore BMD systems being used as a pretense for further escalation. EU Pres Tusk hits Russia where it hurts. Yakovenko warns of the malignant nature of Putinism. Kara-Murza on the Nemtsov murder plot. Gazprom revenues nosedive. Initial deliveries […]

12 Jul 19
Slumdog Soldier

Everyone loves a great underdog story. In Rocky, a down-on-his-luck everyman fights for the chance of his lifetime. In Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy we have Lisbeth Salander, the damaged outcast yet skilled hacker confronting society’s powerful abusive men who repeatedly target her (and other women) with impunity. In Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, our hero outsider stands up […]

12 Jul 19
Where's Chen Chen?

May 2018 In the quiet afternoon of rural Hubei, China, the pig let out a solid minute of blood curdling screams. When it finally quieted down, the butcher—with help from my cousins and uncles—held the pig up by its hind legs and tipped it down toward a red plastic basin to drain the blood smoothly […]

12 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
AN army veteran who tried to take her own life after suffering years of bullying on duty is calling for help for Irish vets suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Paula Staunton, 43, was one of the first Irish women to join the Naval Service in the 1990s and says she suffered “horrific” abuse in the force because of her gender and “vulnerability”. Paula says her time in the Naval Service and Army was mired by bullying Paula Staunton was injured during a training course She transferred to the Army to get away from the abuse but revealed the bullying only got worse from there. Now, seven years after being medically discharged from the Defence Forces as result of an injury, Paula suffers from anxiety and depression. And she recently attempted suicide as she still struggles with PTSD. She said: “I was part of the first group of females to join the Navy. It was hard times, we weren’t wanted there and they let us know as much that they didn’t want us to be there. “The bullying started immediately in training and it was an incredibly isolating experience. “There was so much bullying and intimidation I started to get migraines so eventually I did go to report it. “I was told it wasn’t worth it, that he wasn’t going to draw any trouble by doing anything about it. “After everyone found out I tried to report it, nobody would speak to me because they had heard that I had made complaints. “I couldn’t go for a cup of tea, I used to have to take my lunch in the store room on my own because I would be ridiculed so much.” LIFESAVER It wasn’t just Paula who suffered abuse, she says. According to the Army vet, she saved the life of one of her male colleagues who tried to take his own life as a result of bullying. The Kildare woman, who now lives in Mallow, Co Cork, said: “He was being bullied for being different, I physically had to stop him and I managed to help him before it was too late.” After three years of psychological abuse in the Naval Service, Paula asked to be transferred to the Army where she claims things only got worse. She said: “The bullying continued for years, and a lot of people just turned a blind eye to it. It’s very hard when something happens in the Defence Forces because it’s a mob mentality.” During a training course, Paula sustained a serious injury which left her with two crushed cervical disks and two crushed lumbar spinal disks. The injury means she can no longer have children and is often left in chronic pain. When Paula reported her injury and pursued compensation, she claims she was once again intimidated. She said: “So many people were getting negligently injured during training, and if they pursued a case, after the bullying and the dehumanising treatment they received, they’d drop the case. But I didn’t. “It started ramping up. I had to ask for permission to go to the toilet, and to leave the barracks for sanitary supplies. I was told, how could I prove to them I was on my period? “I would be brought in for the smallest things like a scuff on my shoe or a bit of fluff on my uniform. It was so intimidating. I was brought in constantly.” MEDICALLY DISCHARGED Paula settled her case in 2009 and was medically discharged from the army in 2012. But her problems didn’t end there. Paula says her mental health was never the same and she began to suffer from panic attacks and depression. Her marriage also broke down and she was diagnosed with complex PTSD. Paula was dealt another blow when she suffered a stress-induced stroke last November. The trauma of her past, as well of her injuries, became too much and in March of this year, she tried to take her own life. Paula, who spoke about her struggles on the 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan earlier this week, said: “On March 16, I took an overdose and I was lucky I woke up. “I was here in the house on my own and I swallowed whatever pills I had in the medicine cabinet. “The stroke has taken a lot out of me at this point. Either my resolve is going to give up or my body will.” Paula says she has not been offered any medical help from the Irish Defence Forces with regards to her PTSD. She is in receipt of a pension for which she receives a health check every two years, but says the ‘level of care’ doesn’t exist for veterans that they deserve. She said: “I’m very proud of the fact I was a soldier, this is not an anti-Army thing. There were great times too and I worked with a lot of good people but it needs to be better. People like me are suffering quietly. There is no after care.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] To get the psychological help she needs for her PTSD and depression, Paula has been forced to start a GoFundMe page which she hopes will help pay for a six-week treatment programme at St Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin. It costs €28,000. She said: “I just want help but I shouldn’t have to do it this way. There needs to be something there within the military to help veteran. We are living with scars and we need more help.” Last night, a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said: “We do not comment on any individual cases. “Bullying and harassment of any kind are wrong and are not tolerated within the Defence Forces. “The Defence Forces Personnel Support Service offer advice to retired personnel on accessing the range of supports and services available to all citizens of the State within the community. “In addition, the Defence Forces and Department of Defence work with the recognised Veterans Associations to help them deliver services to their members who may experience difficulties.” VISIT gofundme.com/f/Help-Paula-Beat-PTSD Not all bad… Paula enjoyed a Lebanon tour Paula Staunton is hoping to attend a six-week treatment programme