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Tears

My eyes filled with tears as I watched video of the museum goers (tourist) in Tunis,Tunisia run for their lives. What probably started out as a pleasant trip was ending in gun fire, screaming, and ducking for cover.

Terror…. it’s not new by any stretch of the means; it’s just the evil that is currently sweeping the world.

Those images and the recent stills that have been on the news and the net are meant to strike fear in the hearts of those that view them. Don’t live in fear, that can be tormenting; but do be aware of your surroundings. Use wisdom, and common sense when out and about. Don’t throw caution to the wind, we are living in a different day and time.

My prayers for all who have lost friends, family, and love ones today..

Praying for love and peace for you, and for all others who have suffered lost recently. As a close relative is suffering from chronic heart failure I am dealing with a lost that maybe soon to come.

But for the life of a love one to be taken in such a senseless way…..
no more words 😦

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Dump Starbucks vs. Dumb Starbucks

Have you seen either of these images?

dump starbucks                       dumb starbucks

Starbucks has been getting some press lately… do you know what all the chatter is about?

Check it out and tell me what you think. Also would you take a moment to answer  the survey.

Ratification Of The Thirteenth Amendment

Mississippi Making History

I gathered this information about the 13th Amendment from Wikipedia.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted after the American Civil War.

President Lincoln and other Republicans were concerned that the Emancipation Proclamation, which in 1863 declared the freedom of slaves in ten Confederate states then in rebellion, would be seen as a temporary war measure, since it was based solely on Lincoln’s war powers. The Proclamation did not free any slaves in the border states nor did it abolish slavery.

[1] Because of this, Lincoln and other supporters believed that an amendment to the Constitution was needed.

Why am I bothering to post information about an amendment that was written so very long ago? Take a look and listen at this link.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/21237078/mississippi-fixes-oversight-formally-ratifies-13th-amendment

Any comments?

Being Thankful!

I am thankful to live in these United States. We may not all hold to the same opinions, but we have a right to them.

On yesterday I trust that many were able to spend time with love ones, my prayers for the less fortunate, and for those still enduring the aftermath of ‘Sandy’.

For those of you shopping – enjoy; be sure to use wisdom, don’t overextend yourself.

For those of you hoping for a brighter tomorrow I hope it’s a good one.

Hope for better, always be thankful for what you have… someone worse off than you would love to trade places.

🙂

If You’re Black Do You Have To Vote For Obama?

Hmm…. a black couple in Southern Ca. have a 40 minute wait at American Tires. There’s a nail in one of their tires that needs to be fixed, so they opt to walk across the HWY to the Wal-mart instead of sitting in the waiting room along side the wonderful tire display.

To get to the cross walk they have to pass a liquor store and a gas station, there are no million dollar mansions on this corner. However the golf course is across the street.

While this husband and wife wait for the signal that will allow them to cross, a pick up pulls into the cross walk.

They have to walk behind the truck to reach the side walk – the husband tells the male driver that he’s blocking the cross walk, as the light changes and the drivers speeds away he yells to the couple “Go Vote For Obama!”

So because you’re black, you’re walking, and you’re coming from the direction of a liquor store…what if anything does that mean?

California for the most part is a liberal, democratic state, but not all of it’s residents hold to those opinions.

Do you think that driver judged the black couple?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presidential Debate

How many of you are watching this presidential debate?? I fear not enough. How can you vote if you don’t know what these two men stand for. Or better yet how can you complain about the state of this country if you don’t vote!

I have my views and I know who I am going to vote for. You have to decide who you are going to vote for; that isn’t for me or anyone else to decide.

Vote for what you stand for. You do stand for something don’t you? If you don’t stand for something you’re liable to fall for anything.  Are you voting simply on 30 sec. sound bites you hear in commercials, or what someone has told you? Do your own research, listen to these two men talk and debate. What type of nation do you want to live in? One with a robust economy standing on it’s own two feet, or one that is indebted to other more powerful nations?

America is a great country, in order for it to remain so we need to continue to stand on the principles that this country was founded on. I am concerned about the direction this nation has begun to lean. I’m concerned for our young people.

What happened to morals and respect in our great country? When did believing in Jesus become a bad thing? America is for freedom OF religion… not freedom FROM religion.

Teachers of today are fighting a hard battle; it’s as if some students aren’t coming to school to learn. On the other hand it’s time to reward good teachers and give incentives to the under performers to do better. My daughter was a middle school teacher for 7 years before becoming a vice principle; I watched her spend part of her hard earned salary for school supplies, and food (many of the children in her school district came to school hungry). Monies raised for schools should go to the school (FOR the Students!) and not administration. I support a voucher system.  Let the money follow the student, not go to the unions and administrators.

Anyway I got a little carried away. The main purpose for this post this evening was to encourage everyone to be an informed voter. If you’re not registered do so, it’s not hard.

And so, I pray for those that may hold different opinions than mine, (what I mean by this statement is that I pray for all, not just those who share the same opinions as I do) I pray for those that are down and out and need work. I pray for our youth, they are the future of this nation. I pray for our leaders who ever they may be after Nov. 7.  Our land needs to be healed.

It’s not so much what government can do for us, let’s see what we can do for each other. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Pray for one another, pray for our nation!