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?
1. Zimmerman won the case when the jury was selected. It was a jury of HIS peers.
2. The juror said she felt pity for Jeantel and couldn't understand her at times and didn't understand her slang at times. Right there is culture clash because I understood everything and it points out that I must be a hood rat or still able to code switch. (Think about it).
3. The juror said she liked Zimmerman and thought that he "went too far when he _CONFRONTED_" Trayvon Martin. So, if Zimmerman confronted Martin, it became self defense because he was getting his butt whipped?
4. On first vote, 3 wanted not guilty, 1 wanted second degree, 2 wanted manslaughter. I'm still wondering why it was a jury of six and not twelve.
5. Jeantel asked, wouldn't anyone feel creeped out if a strange man were following you in the dark and rain?
6. The juror thought walking at 7 PM at night was "late at night."
7. Jeantel's lawyer let her talk and she came across as credible while the juror said she wasn't credible except for the "cracka" comment.
8. The juror said the roles changed and then Trayvon became the aggressor. So, if she were being attacked and got the upper hand, the attacker would have the right to kill her and get away with it?
9. Even though the case was not to be judged on "stand your ground," the juror referred to that standard a few times.
10. Zimmerman won the trial at jury selection.
11. The juror said Zimmerman should have stayed in his car and not followed Trayvon Martin. That seems like a key for the civil suit.
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.
The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012.
The problem with what is being "reported" and spread around by the conserva-kooks, is this. The CRS went down there to help DEFUSE tensions, not "support" the protestors.
The Community Relations Service is the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.
They went down there to support the state and local government, NOT the protestors. So, WHO is being the racial arsonists?
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans.
There is a huge ideological difference on this topic. Among conservative Americans, 49% consider most blacks racist, and only 12% see most whites that way. Among liberal voters, 27% see most white Americans as racist, and 21% say the same about black Americans.
From a partisan perspective, 49% of Republicans see most black Americans as racist, along with 36% of unaffiliated adults and 29% of Democrats.
Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way.
Among white adults, 10% think most white Americans are racist; 38% believe most blacks are racist, and 17% say most Hispanics are racist.
Mair (@MairZdoatz) tweeted at 10:20 AM on Tue, Jul 02, 2013:
“It’s crazy in here!” Lack of security at Bel-Park Tower has elderly residents pleading for help http://t.co/S2yStESvNu @BaltimoreBrew
A 13-year-old boy who was cornered on an empty school bus, bound with duct tape and sodomized with a pencil by three older students has been bullied so intensely by his community for reporting the crime that his family has had to move.
The incident, which occurred during a Norwood High School wrestling trip in Denver, Colorado in February 2012, was reported to police by the victim's father, then the K-12 principal and school football coach.
Charges were quickly filed against teens Hayden Harris, 14, and Talon Harris, 16, whose father, Robert Harris, was the school's wresting coach and president of the school board, and their friend, Timothy Armintrout, aged 15.
The attackers later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, according to the Denver district attorney's office.
News spread quickly of the incident in the small ranching town of Norwood, which is located near the Telluride ski resort and has just 500 residents.
But instead of condemning the heinous act, the community rallied around the three star wrestlers claiming the incident was a case of boys being boys.
The mother of one of the perpetrators even made T-shirts supporting the attackers, with the slogan 'Team TTH' - the boys' first initials.
Students, including the son of a Norwood High School teacher, wore them at the Norwood Schools' annual end-of-the-year barbeque in May 2012, until officials made them take them off.
Students also put 'Go to Hell' stickers on the victim's locker.
The victim's father, who was allegedly advised against reporting the assault to police by the school board and administrators, has since resigned as principal. He has taken another job paying half his previous salary in a town 200 miles away.