This blog will be about whatever suits my fancy. Chances are, it will concentrate on media misrepresentations of the American "Black community", Black politics, politics in general, and whatever else I want to mentally masturbate about.
Tony Dungey is in trouble. I agree with him.
1. Sam did horrible in the combines and it is customary for draft picks to fall out rise based on performance our non-performance.
2. Johnny Manzel fell, I think, partially because of the drama around him like possible illegal payments.
3. It's rare for players that are drafted that lots to make a team. Any team that cuts him WILL be second guessed.
The media circus has proven to be true. It's more than a situation like a number one pick. Remember, he inked a reality show deal that his team not the NFL knew about.
If your father wasn't there for you, the fact is, you still made it. It may have been harder and you may have gone through a lot of things you don't think you should have gone through, but you have made it and are making it. Do _YOURSELF_ a big favor and forgive him.
I mean _REALLY_ For.Give.Him. Release the hurt and the anger that has manifested because of the hurt. Let it go, for yourself. It will do you and your spirit good.
"Easier said than done."
Yes, it is. But you have to do it.
Next, if you can, tell him you forgive him and then have let it go. Do it with no expectations of "I'm sorry" or anything. Just do it.
I've seen too much hurt today and it saddens me.
If you're in this situation and you're a man, just pledge to do better and do better.
I've heard it said by those in the military, that you don't leave a soldier on the field. So, "trading" for a possible deserter, is an issue for me, but I can understand why it would be done. As has been pointed out, Israel has done far worse deals than what was "proxied" for the U.S.
Get him home and then find out what happened.
Did he just walk off?
Did he seek the Taliban as some are saying audio recordings indicate?
Did his superiors know of his alleged unease at being in combat? If so, why did they not ask him if he wanted to be a conscience objector?
Did he give away information that put our military at risk? If so, was it under duress or willingly?
Scott says he “has a heart for ministry.” He is prone to offering the tough love, up-from-your-bootstraps message that could come across as harsh if not for the fact that Scott has himself lived through some tough times.
Pops up head and says, "How can a government agency, which is public, have an audit and then say the results are secret? Can you say corruption? How about the water meter reading mess that resulted in bills being too high because they were not read at all, or misread, or only God knows what? Is there an audit that shows the truth about that but Baltimore City is hiding the results of that?"
This is the direct result of politicians not caring because the population is so beat down by the politicians that the public doesn't vote and one party government.
Baltimore City residents, your government is corrupt (actually, Maryland state government is corrupt). You don't vote, you get hosed.
Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Consultant URS Corp. evaluated the camera system as run by Xerox State and Local Solutions in 2012 and found an error rate of more than 10 percent — 40 times higher than city officials have claimed. The city got those findings last April but never disclosed the high error rate, refusing calls by members of the City Council to release the audit.
The city issued roughly 700,000 speed camera tickets at $40 each in fiscal year 2012. If 10 percent were wrong, 70,000 would have wrongly been charged $2.8 million.
Republican politicians who support the anti-net neutrality ruling are either technology idiots or their votes have been paid for by the Internet backbone companies or both. This is what I see happening.
Verizon will go to Google and say, "YouTube traffic is 30% of our back bone and last mile traffic. We are requiring that you pay us extra or we will reduce the YouTube bandwidth over our back bone by 20%."
But check this out it won't stop there.
Verizon will go to their users and say, "Your home usage indicates you streams movies from NetFlix or Amazon that is 20% of your Internet traffic. This puts you in our high use category. As a high use customer, we will add a high use fee to your service. BTW, if you use our FIOS package, on demand services won't count against your network usage."
Then they'll go to Netflix and say a similar thing they said to YouTube. Then Netflix will send you a letter telling you they have raised your rates.
Mandela is a creation of the system that defined South Africa. He used and supported violence as a means of changing South Africa, but it was a result OF South Africa. He supported peace and reconciliation as a means of moving South Africa forward.
South Africa created Nelson Madiba Mandela. President Mandela IS South Africa.
On a local Black talk radio station, in the morning, there has been discussion concerning people losing coverage under the ACA/Obamacare.
The host, Larry Young, has said that if anyone has had their plan dropped, they should be grateful because the plan they will get after this, will be better than the plan they had because their old plan didn't meet minimum standards. His co-host, "Coach" Butch McAdams said that he received a letter stating his health plan is being dropped and that he had three options. Continue the plan until it terminates in 2014, go to a comparable plan, now, that meets minimum standards, or let it lapse. Coach said his plan is "very good" and will continue until it terminates and then make a decision, but the cost of the comparable plan increases about $125/month. That is a $1,500/year increase in payments.
People who called the show, supported Obamacare and did not support Obamacare. There were a few people who said their coverage has been canceled as a result of Obamacare, according to the letters they have received, and those callers didn't appear to be happy, even with Larry Young saying they will get better coverage.
In listening over a few days, I was disappointed that no one was asking what the minimum standards were. For example, maternity coverage, abortion coverage, and birth control medicine are required to be offered in the coverage. Does a single man need that coverage? How about a woman past her child bearing time?