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Concern For Neighborhood Pets After Fireworks

Concern for animals inspired me to blog about a friend’s non profit called Inspire and Flourish. This fourth of July weekend I couldn’t believe the intensity of neighborhood fireworks.

Neighborhoods Were Popping

Firstly without full community fireworks this year it seemed like everyone in the neighborhoods put on their own displays!

Not So Fun For A Golden Retriever Named ‘Murphy’

It was a rip roaring good time. However not so fun for most people’s pets.

People Still Looking For Their Pets

Secondly people took to social media the next day to search for terrified pets that ran away.

Still Wandering Scared and Confused

Even more, people continue to report animals missing. Pets continue to wander, confused and scared.

Scared To Death…Concern-For-Animals-Inspires-Flourishes

Likewise my son’s dog was scared to death even though he’d been raised in a frat house! Learn more in Concern-For-Animals-Inspires-Flourishes.

Inspire and Flourish To The Rescue

Therefore I called Steffany Flemming, creator of Inspire and Flourish, for some advice.

What’s Inspire and Flourish?

Inspire and Flourish is a nonprofit helping animals and people in need.

Creating and Supporting Events To Help People and Beloved Animals

Above all Inspire and Flourish creates and supports great events like its annual dog fashion show. In addition Inspire and Flourish features carnival games and inspired benefit events.

Podcast From Dog Fashion Show

Certainly you can check out my podcast live from that event here.

Helping Partners Flourish

Above all these events provide fundraising and awareness to help partner organizations flourish.

Helping The Most Vulnerable

Steffany says Inspire and Flourish exists help the most vulnerable.

Children and Animal Rescue

It all started just wanting to help animal rescues, and seeing the need everywhere. These days it’s extended to children that are struggling, as well as animal rescue groups.

Animals Are A Comfort

Animals are a comfort to all of us, especially children.

Those In Crisis Are Likely To Aid Their Pets First

Most importantly someone in crisis will often feed their animals first.

Inspire and Flourish Helps Their Beloved Pet So They Can Help Themselves

They can come to an inspired event, get a bag of dog food and save enough money feel so they can better about taking care of their own needs too.

Plugging Gaps In Animal Rescue Needs

But plugging gaps in the animal rescue world is what Inspire and Flourish does best.

Always Animals In Need

Flemming says there will always be animals in need. There will always be a need for animal rescue.

But Helping Them Is Expensive

It’s really expensive, she says.

Intervene To Offset Expenses

If Inspire and Flourish can intervene to offset expenses for these organizations, “then we have fulfilled our purpose”.

Volunteer With Inspire and Flourish

Finally Steffany Flemming and the volunteers at Inspire and Flourish will do just about anything to help animals in need.

How To Help Dogs Triggered

Oh yeah, what about the fireworks effects on my son’s dog? Inspire and Flourish let me know rescue dogs especially can be triggered by loud noises and revert as a result.

Hold And Comfort As Long As It Takes

In short you have to hold and comfort the animal as long as it takes to calm them down. They don’t understand what all the fuss is about.

And that’s Steffany. Whatever it takes. As long as it takes!

That’s Inspire And Flourish

In the same vein CBD oil for dogs doesn’t hurt either.

Especially for a golden raised in a fraternity house in the heart of Baltimore.

Check out Inspire and Flourish here.

Donations always help too

And, Steffany says she can put volunteers to work right away.

Inspire and Flourish

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More Fake People and Fake Comments

Firstly I’ve detected a big increase in the number of fake people and fake comments on Facebook recently. Learn more in Facebook’s-Real-Evil-Purpose-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Reposting Podcast 939

Moreover not only is Facebook’s user experience poor, so is the experience for advertisers. See the editor’s note at the bottom of this blog to learn more about the trials and tribulations of content creators and advertisers on FB

Why Fake Engagement?

Secondly what’s the reason for all this ‘fake engagement’ on the social media giant.

Discord and Disagreement

For example we should be now be aware Facebook encourages discord and disagreement. From the time of my first post on this subject new information has come to light.

Facebook Is The Wellspring Of Discord

Even more Facebook might be the chief cause for the personal and political divide in the US these days.

Dangerous and Destructive

To clarify, yes I’m saying FB is the most dangerous and destructive force in our society.

No Comments Please

Especially relevant to this podcast is a further clarification of why I refuse to allow comments on my FB posts. Get that podcast here.

Incendiary and Divisive Comments…From Bots…Or Worse

In the course of promoting what I do I have seen an increase in the number of clearly fake people making incendiary and divisive comments.

Could Facebook Be Behind It?

Finally I’ll ask this as a question. I wonder if Facebook itself is behind this. And, if they are, why? Check out Facebook’s-Real-Evil-Purpose-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Negative Reinforcement Always Wins

In the same vein tech writers long ago exposed FB algorithms designed to reward discord and division. Negative reinforcement creates a stronger bond and more engagement than positive reinforcement.

Propaganda

Even more propaganda on social media platforms has always been suspect.

Usual Suspects

For example the Russians. What about the Chinese? Above all political campaigns here in the United States.

Massive Manipulation Of Americans…And The World

Here’s my thing. In short I came the conclusion recently it all might just be FB itself manipulating users for its own purposes or worse, at someone or something’s behest.

Think Twice

Consequently we all might think twice before engaging in back and forth arguments on FB. In addition, we might think twice before commenting at all.

(Editor’s note: I am doing a new post for podcast 939 due to two reasons. First replacing an image for a podcast with Facebook clunky and byzantine image ‘scraping’ process is slower than just copying and pasting a new post with a new SEO title and some minor changes, Second, Facebook also has images with any artwork that uses the Facebook logo, but slightly changes it. So much for the social media giant’s promotion of ‘free speech’.)

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More Fake People and Fake Comments

Firstly I’ve detected a big increase in the number of fake people and fake comments on Facebook recently. Learn more in Menacing-Evil-Purpose-Of-Facebook-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Why Fake Engagement?

Secondly what’s the reason for all this ‘fake engagement’ on the social media giant.

Discord and Disagreement

For example we should be now be aware Facebook encourages discord and disagreement.

Facebook Is The Wellspring Of Discord

Even more Facebook might be the chief cause for the personal and political divide in the US these days.

Dangerous and Destructive

To clarify, yes I’m saying FB is the most dangerous and destructive force in our society.

No Comments Please

Especially relevant to this podcast is a further clarification of why I refuse to allow comments on my FB posts. Get that podcast here.

Incendiary and Divisive Comments…From Bots…Or Worse

In the course of promoting what I do I have seen an increase in the number of clearly fake people making incendiary and divisive comments.

Could Facebook Be Behind It?

Finally I’ll ask this as a question. I wonder if Facebook itself is behind this. And, if they are, why? Check out Menacing-Evil-Purpose-Of-Facebook-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Negative Reinforcement Always Wins

In the same vein tech writers long ago exposed FB algorithms designed to reward discord and division. Negative reinforcement creates a stronger bond and more engagement than positive reinforcement.

Propaganda

Even more propaganda on social media platforms has always been suspect.

Usual Suspects

For example the Russians. What about the Chinese? Above all political campaigns here in the United States.

Massive Manipulation Of Americans…And The World

Here’s my thing. In short I came the conclusion recently it all might just be FB itself manipulating users for its own purposes or worse, at someone or something’s behest.

Think Twice

Consequently we all might think twice before engaging in back and forth arguments on FB. In addition, we might think twice before commenting at all.

A NO COMMENT Movement

Certainly with so called engagement the core of FB’s existence, if we all stopped commenting what do you think would happen?

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(Editor’s note: The pic shows one of many options for creating fake personas on FB. I use it to show how easy it is. I’m sure they won’t mind if you check out the page, then you can see too!)

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Fourth, Fireworks and Eclipse!

You don’t often get a July Fourth, Fireworks and an Eclipse all rolled together these days. Let’s enjoy it together in July-Fourth-Fireworks-Eclipse-Radio-Bob Davis Podcast 938.

Karen Ruins The Fourth

Firstly it seems to me like the scolds have ruined yet another holiday.

No Tedious History Lessons Here

What used to be an oasis of fun has been turned into a tedious history lesson.

Do Your Own Research

Secondly do your own research about our glorious or tawdry past. I’m certainly not going to waste your time.

Leaving The History Lessons Out This Year

Most importantly I leave the history lessons out in July-Fourth-Fireworks-Eclipse-Radio-Bob Davis Podcast 938.

The 1700’s. Yay! Now Back To The Fireworks!

Certainly I’ll share a few facts about the 1700’s. That’s about it.

Better To Share Stories Of Fourth’s Past

However I think it’s more fun to share some stories of fourths I remember as a kid. Even more fun to do it while the eclipse gets rolling and the kids shoot fireworks in the park.

Great American Detroit Rolling Steel

For example for some reason I seem to remember all the wonderful cars from back in the day in my stories. Giant hunks of American Steel.

Backyard Parties! Martinis! Beer! Coffee! Cigarettes!

In addition those backyard parties with my grandfather’s sales guys.

Best Memories Are Childhood Memories

Truth is to a kid, everything is bigger than life. Especially the smells. Martinis. Beer. Coffee. Cigarettes. Cigars. Even Perfume.

Nostalgia Beats Bitching and Moaning

Finally it sure seems to me like reminiscing is better therapy in today’s world, than bitching and moaning about interpretations of the signing of the declaration. Besides, those guys in the park have fireworks!

Nothing More American Than A Perfect Summer Night!

To sum up don’t forget! A perfect summer night. Fireworks. An eclipse. The entire neighborhood partying.

(Editor’s Note: Yes I do refer to the American Colonies circa 1776 as ‘The United States’. My mistake, but perhaps understandable considering the amount of fireworks in the background. Obviously we did not become These United States until after the ratification of the US Constitution in 1788, and the Bill of Rights later in 1790.)

What could be more American than that?

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The-Vast-Night-Of-Fear-Bob Davis Podcast 937

Vast Night Of Fear and Peak Summer Days

Firstly these peak summer days make me reminisce. We’re going to do that and more in The-Vast-Night-Of-Fear-Bob Davis Podcast 937.

Lot On My Mind

Secondly done a lot of political podcasts this month. Time for an easy talker. No prep. Or plan. Just what’s on my mind.

Striking A Perfect Chord

To begin with I watched a movie the other night that really struck the perfect chord for the times we’re living through.

The Vast Of Night

Certainly you should check out The Vast of Night when you get the chance.

Anger Incubator

In the same vein I noticed a news story the other day that says America is an ‘Anger Incubator’. Even more it reminded me of a recent podcast this month which wondered whether we’re all delirious. You can hear it here.

Find out more in The-Vast-Night-Of-Fear-Bob Davis Podcast 937.

Is Fear The Root of Our Anger?

In addition rather than anger I submit America is really an incubator of fear right now. Fear is what drives the anger.

And this is why, for instance, The Vast of Night is so good.

Perfect Summer Days Are A Contrast

But on the other hand, when we hit one of these perfect summer days, it gives me some perspective. Even more it strikes me as strange that we’re living in caldron of fear and anger with the wind in the trees and the sound of cicadas.

Sounds, Smells and Sights of Summer

Even the sound of a train rolling through the neighborhood reminds me of times past. Similarly, the feel of burnt grass or warm asphalt under my bare feet

And the smells! Right after a thunderstorm. In the early morning hours.

Do We Control Outcomes?

Finally, I think our fears are related to the certainty we can’t control outcomes right now. Not even a little.

Embrace The Heat

In conclusion it’s a short summer in the upper Midwest. Embrace the heat. Sleep with the windows open. Get out in the vast night and capture a look at the stars. Share it with someone before the heat leaves us.

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