Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Blood Moon = Superstitions or not??

Blood Moon

There are many reasons to dispel the omens or signs that are preached to us in a civilized and modern society. Over the centuries, many stories have been told that makes us realize that there is some truth to the fact that for everything there is a reason under the stars of heaven. Certainly, looking for signs has been one way to become aware of these catastrophes or disasters, so it is told. Another method is the constant writings, reporting and other venues out there telling us the end of days is upon us.

Looking at some of these so-called signs, the coming of the ‘blood moon’ on September 27th 2015, is the latest of these ‘bad omens’ as it quickly approaches and signals the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. World-wide, people are preparing for the apocalypse, the end of the world or end of days as it has been commonly called by many.

One has to only believe what they have heard to recognize there are many signs in our lives. Signs are like bookmarks or visual messages that may denote good or evil happenings in our lifetime. Some take these signs to an extreme and call them the means to be enlightened by the things or event to come in the future. They pay so much attention these signs; they rearrange their personal and professional lives to accommodate their personal beliefs.

Paying attention to these signs has created chaotic type of panic among the populations of the world. Some are stocking up ammunition, food and water for the apocalypse while others are building structures out of concrete, reinforced with steel beams to keep out the evil or destruction that comes with such a calamity or disaster. The fear is real and the thoughts are spreading that the bad omen of the ‘blood moon’ will bring nothing but ruin, famine, natural disasters and death.

Thus the genesis of our civilized world is now coming to an end according to those who believe this to be so written and said in a biblical manner. They spout their words with panic and anxiety that they are looking at the heavens for signs or messages from our creator, God, and prepare for the dooms day scenario.

Basically speaking, a blood moon is considered to be a bad omen for the world. Combining the fact that 2014 and 2015 has four (4) signs coming from the heavens it is told to be part of a tetrad (foursome) message because of the world’s four (4) total lunar eclipses occurring in an unbroken sequence which in this case includes a blood moon. Ironically, this blood moon also occurs within the holy days and that is supposed to make the omen even stronger and believable.

Whether I believe in this or not, it doesn’t matter. Life begins with birth and ends with death. A circle of life we accept as we grow older. This fear of death is unwarranted and hardly worth any special considerations if you accept the fact that this is indeed a part of a natural chain of events, a cause and effect of life itself. Of course, my compassion is for our children who know nothing of what is said around them and if true, fall to be the true victims of this phenomenon.

Whether or not this is the true version of man’s ‘perfect storm’ condition is yet to be determined. We can speculate that the tetrad of 2014 /2015 is indeed the final and defined sign that the world is ending. Neither a believer nor non-believer, I can see this happening as another sign we have come a society of disbelievers and fear-mongering habits that prey on the weak to exploit the fears in their minds and somehow profit from their anxieties.