United Methodist Church is a nativity scene with a bleeding Trayvon Martin.

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Somehow this just doesn’t seem fair. Homeless man steals AND VOLUNTARILY RETURNS $100 and he gets 15 years. A bank CEO involved in $3,000,000,000 fraud gets 40 months.

Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

HOMELESS MAN GETS 15 YEARS FOR STEALING $100 BUT BANK CEO GETS 40 MONTHS FOR STEALING $3 BILLION DOLLARS

John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment.  For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah

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Children Used To Clear Asbestos From Christian School

Religious Group Saves Money by putting Children At risk Exposure To Asbestos Cancer
Jeffrey Mandell · Perrysburg, Ohio
I am truly in shock! Like the Romans using slaves in the asbestos mines!

the Buckeye Education School in Berea, OH. Buildings built prior to the 1980s often contain asbestos materials. Asbestos exposure can cause severe medical conditions including lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that currently does not have a cure.

Berea, Ohio – A Ohio religious school is under fire after it was uncovered that volunteer students were intentionally exposed to the deadly toxin asbestos during a renovation project. The Buckeye Education School, in direct violation of state and federal regulations, did not hire an outside asbestos removal contractor to abate the toxin from the school, but instead relied on the volunteer labor of its students, including some teenagers as young as 13 years old.

In a shocking video captured by a concerned neighbor, Buckeye Education School students are shown to be removing asbestos from the building in buckets, without protective gear, and dumping the toxin into dumpsters. The video also shows a contaminated cloud rising from the dumpster after the students pour the asbestos debris into it.

Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2013/01/students-at-ohio-religious-school-volunteer-to-remove-asbestos-during-renovation-project.htm#ixzz2p0uRkntR
Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2013/01/students-at-ohio-religious-school-volunteer-to-remove-asbestos-during-renovation-project.htm#ixzz2p0tusvAw

No Witnesses That #ChrisDorner Murdered Anyone, Ever: Petition For a Trial To Clear His Name

All citizens, including Chris Dorner, have a constitutional right to feel safe as messaged by Dorner.

I was really proud to hear about the cop heroes that shoved a broomstick up a suspect’s anus, because they wanted to. These Good White Christens have a thing about anuses or conversing about one; they always want to go up in one. Maybe yours will be next.

Petitioning The US Department of Justice
Dr. Boyce Watkins: The Federal Government Must Investigate the LAPD and Chris Dorner’s Death
http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-boyce-watkins-the-federal-government-must-investigate-the-lapd-and-chris-dorner-s-death
The Los Angeles Police Department has, for far too long, served as judge, jury and executioner in too many situations. Rather than seeking justice and allowing the courts to determine guilt or innocence, this police department has often positioned itself as a well-organized street gang, terrorizing and even killing scores of innocent citizens. The latest civil rights violation by this department was during the apprehension of Christopher Dorner. We are not in agreement with the crimes Dorner allegedly committed before his death, but equally egregious was the decision by the LAPD to try to kill Dorner before he had any opportunity to stand trial. We believe that the premature, on-sight execution of Christopher Dorner was done in order to suppress evidence of police corruption that Dorner was determined to release to the public. While the LAPD consistently denies that it deliberately burned Dorner alive, there is sufficient audio evidence that suggests otherwise.

LAPD Police Officers Are Shooting Unarmed People, Everywhere since 2010.  

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LAPD Officers are all good Christians. They work hard for all those receipts that they win and receive from those drug war busts that they perform. Bless all their loving, caring hearts. They never do wrong on television or when they tell the story, are perfect and never get caught.  [“FBI Sting Exposes Los Angeles Jail Corruption; 18 Sheriff’s Deputies Arrested The officers charged include both current and former L.A. County sheriff’s deputies.] While allegedly searching high and low for Dorner, one black man, who shot another black man, they were shooting any thing that moved. Said one witness to a shooting of a mother and daughter mistaken to be Dorner [ a 6’ 2” black 33-year old male], shot while they were on their duo morning paper route,

“little boys with big guns, lots of vengeance and no brains. Makes me root for the bad guys, and not those crazy cops.”

There has been no physical evidence brought forward by the media tag substantiates a warrant being issued for Dorner’s arrest or his  subsequent murder by LAPD

LAPD & Law enforcement entity’s use of Nazi terrorism is not protecting and serving.  It ‘s preventing citizens from being able to feel safe when going out of doors. The prison Industry are more interested in protecting possible benefits reaped, as entrepreneurs proceed in selling the drugs law enforcement stocks, for them, in the city to sell. All citizens, including Chris Dorner, have a constitutional right to feel safe as messaged by Dorner. The Federal Government Must Investigate the LAPD and Chris Dorner’s Death

Dar’shun Kendrick @DarshunKendrick

Support Dar’shun Kendrick @DarshunKendrick  TO:  TURN GEORGIA BLUE  http://www.kendrickforgeorgia.com/#!aboutus/csgz 

Personal Bio Dar’shun Kendrick was born in Atlanta, GA (Birthplace of Martin Luther King) and raised in South DeKalb County. Both her parents, Ricky and Daisy Kendrick, are life-long DeKalb County residents and have been married over twenty-eight (28) years.

Rep. Kendrick  attended DeKalb County public schools and graduated from Towers High School (Decatur, GA) in 2000 at the top of her class. She is the owner of her own law firm, Kendrick Law Practice, that caters to small business owners all over Georgia. She has been a Member of Divine Faith Ministries International, located in Jonesboro, Georgia, for over eighteen (18) years. She received her undergraduate degree at Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA), her law degree from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) and her Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, GA).

Rep. Kendrick currently serves on the Judiciary (Non-Civil), Juvenile Justice, Special Rules and as the Ranking Democrat on the Small Business Development and Job Creation Committee.

Additionally I am Secretary of the DeKalb House Delegation, Vice Chair of the Working Families Caucus, and a Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.

The American Legislative Exchange Council, otherwise known by the acronym ALEC, is a non-profit 501(c) organization charitable legislative organization established in 1975. The legislative members are state legislators. It is a forum to allow the members to write model laws and discuss legislative language with other members. ALEC meetings are an opportunity for the corporate and non-profit leaders to meet and provide feedback to legislators. Member legislators can then use these model bills as a template for their own.

ALEC actively tries to keep its membership, activities and communications confidential.[1] This list includes members whose identity primarily has become known through internal documents leaked to CommonCause (@CommonCause). Tweeting truth to power. http: //www.commoncause.org. Washington, DC.and research by members of the press. This list may not be complete.

Georgia Alec Members:

List of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council

Don Balfour R, Georgia Senate[68]

Charlice Byrd R, Georgia House of Representatives[53]

David Casas R, Georgia House of Representatives[10]

Josh Clark R, Georgia House of Representatives[22]

Doug Collins R, Georgia House of Representatives[24]

Kevin Cooke R, Georgia House of Representatives[27]

Sharon Cooper R, Georgia House of Representatives[53]

Bill Cowsert R, Georgia Senate[69]

Phil Gingrey R, U.S. House of Representatives[52]

Johnny Grant R, Georgia Senator[27]

Tom Graves R, U.S. House of Representatives[52]

Mark Hamilton R, Georgia House of Representatives[27]

William Harmick R, Georgia Senate[24]

Calvin Hill, Jr. R, Georgia House of Representatives[5]

Bob Horne R, Georgia House of Representatives[27]

Jack Kingston R, U.S. House of Representatives[52]

John Linder R, U.S. House of Representatives[53]

Edward Lindsey R, Georgia House of Representatives[24]

Barry Loudermilk R, Georgia House of Representatives[21]

John Lunsford R, Georgia House of Representatives[21]

Billy Maddox R, Georgia House of Representatives[59]

Charles Martin R, Georgia House of Representatives[22]

James Mills R, Georgia House of Representatives[53]

Jack Murphy R, Georgia Senate[27]

Jay Neal R, Georgia House of Representatives[69]

Chip Pearson R, formerly Georgia House of Representatives[54]

Tom Price R, U.S. RepresentativeChairman, House Republican Policy Committee[70]

Tom Rice R, Georgia House of Representatives[27][53]

Chip Rogers R, Senate Majority Leader Georgia State Senate[5]

Austin Scott R, U.S. House of Representatives[52]

Mitch Seabaugh R, resigned from Georgia Senate to become Deputy State Treasurer[21]

Donna Sheldon R, Georgia House of Representatives[53]

Jesse Stone R, Georgia Senate[24]

Renee Unterman R, Georgia Senate[53]

Lynn Westmoreland R, U.S. House of Representatives[52]

Chiara de Blasio Tells Her Story Obama Care

De Blasio’s Daughter Reveals Substance Abuse

Days before her father’s inauguration, the 19-year-old daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio disclosed a history of drug and alcohol abuse .

 Chiara de Blasio spoke in candid terms about a battle with depression throughout her adolescence that led to drinking and drug use, habits that worsened when she was attending college in California last year.

“It didn’t start out as like a huge thing for me, but then it became a really huge thing for me,” Ms. de Blasio said in the five-minute video, in which she sat alone on screen, accompanied by soft piano music.

The de Blasio team framed the video as an effort to help those who might be suffering from similar issues during the holiday season. But the timing and nature of its release suggested that the mayor-elect and his family were intent on describing Ms. de Blasio’s substance abuse, long a subject of speculation in the New York political world, on their own terms.

Mr. de Blasio, unlike many office seekers, propelled his beaming, charismatic children to the forefront of television advertisements and public speeches. Still, for months, Mr. de Blasio’s aides declined to respond to repeated inquiries from journalists about his daughter’s drug use.

In a brief and solemn appearance on Tuesday outside their rowhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mr. de Blasio, surrounded by his family, said he was deeply proud of his daughter’s willingness to speak out about her experience, which included group therapy at an outpatient treatment center in New York City.

“If you look at this video, it speaks to a whole set of challenges that we face in our society,” the mayor-elect said. “She speaks to it with incredible courage and clarity and, you know, with a voice that really suggests an incredible wisdom for someone who’s only 19 years old.”

“I hope that everybody watches the video,” she said. “I think it speaks for itself.”

Ms. de Blasio had wanted to speak out about her substance abuse during the mayoral campaign, but her parents were concerned about how that might affect her recovery, according to an individual familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity to speak frankly about private conversations. Such a disclosure may also have been a political distraction, even as Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, enjoyed a 50-point lead over his Republican opponent, Joseph J. Lhota.

speaks in typical teenage cadences about the stresses that led to her drinking and drug use, and describes her effort to become sober as “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

She described a sense of “physical insecurity” after leaving her parents’ home in Brooklyn for Santa Clara University in 2012, where, she said, she grew dependent on marijuana and alcohol.

“It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn’t have,” Ms. de Blasio said.
Her parents, Ms. de Blasio said, were “very emotionally committed” to her recovery, even as she acknowledged the demands of the high-profile political work of her father, who formally announced his mayoral bid midway through his daughter’s freshman year in college.

“My mom was trying really hard to help me, just like, any little thing she could,” she said. “My dad was doing the same, but obviously he was really busy.”

Such is the celebrity of Mr. de Blasio’s children that Ms. de Blasio’s announcement on Tuesday was met with a statement from the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, who praised her “tremendous bravery in speaking out about her recovery.”

Patrick Gaspard, a close friend and political adviser to Mr. de Blasio, said in an interview that the mayor-elect — whose father was an alcoholic who battled depression — considered his family his first priority.

“Bill has always been very, very clear that the interests of Dante and Chiara supersede anything else,” said Mr. Gaspard, who is also the United States ambassador to South Africa.

Mr. Gaspard said that Mr. de Blasio’s ability to deal with a difficult private matter, while maintaining a high-pressure job, is “the kind of balance that any family has to confront. It just so happens that Bill was running for mayor.”

Mr. de Blasio’s mayoral bid was punctuated by all manner of intimate revelations, and he and his staff, at times, appeared caught off guard by the personal nature of the coverage.

At the start of Mr. de Blasio’s campaign, his wife, Chirlane McCray, was asked about reports that she once identified as a lesbian. When a newspaper was poised to report that Mr. de Blasio’s father had committed suicide when the mayor-elect was 18, Mr. de Blasio had to broach the issue for the first time with his teenage son, Dante.

But the deeply personal nature of Mr. de Blasio’s campaign struck a chord with a wide swath of New Yorkers, who were accustomed to the impersonal and intensely private departing mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

Hank Sheinkopf, a political consultant, said the city had elected a family when it chose Mr. de Blasio in November, and that New Yorkers should expect his wife and children to continue to play a prominent role.

“Now, every one of those members of that family is part of our lives, and will continue to be for as long as Bill de Blasio is in office,” Mr. Sheinkopf said. “They will be part of our daily New York drama, whether they like it or not, and whether we like it or not.”

Reporting was contributed by Michael Barbaro, Matt Flegenheimer, N. R. Kleinfield and Eli Rosenberg.
A version of this article appears in print on December 25, 2013, on page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: De Blasio’s Daughter Reveals Substance Abuse.

Sarah Palin Declares War on American Soil

Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.  Sarah Palin before reading Robertson’s article

Jesse Jackson calls ‘Duck Dynasty’ dad ‘more offensive’ than Rosa Parks’ bus driver

DuckDynasty Star Phil ROBERTSON’S

admitted infidelity and drinking and drug use in the 1960s.

The Louisiana natives — andA&E ratings powerhouses — open up in the half-hour clip, with Phil remembering “a big barroom brawl” he was involved in while three sheets to the wind.

“The laws got after me,” the unlikely reality star said. “I went to the woods, of course.”

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Kay recalled the struggles she went through in the darkest of days, remembering when she thought, “I’ve been fighting for this marriage for a long time, and it’s not working.”

She said, “The drinking got worse. And I knew then, but I didn’t want to believe it, he was running around on me.

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“And what I would tell my boys all the time is, ‘That’s not your daddy. That’s the devil in your daddy.’”

The report claims, “He had his reasons.” Phil Robertson adds, “When you’re dealing with young men, for lack of a better term, it’s best for them to discover the great outdoors. And in my humble opinion, to make sure they stay men, give them a little chewing tobacco from time to time. Spitting on the ground is a sign of maleness in our culture down here.”

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On South Africa attaining democracy:

“We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom. We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign.”  Speech at his inauguration as South African president in Pretoria, May 10, 1994.

4. On racism:

“Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider themselves superior define and treat the rest as sub-human, denies the humanity even of those who elevate themselves to the status of gods.” – Address to the UK’s Joint Houses of Parliament, July 11, 1996.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/nelson-mandela-quotes-12-of-his-most-famous-statements-20131206-hv4nl.html#ixzz2ocbU7aHx

Nelson Mandela’s life: from struggle, to greatness

Revered by millions as a leader in the fight against oppression, and as an archetype of reconciliation, Nelson Mandela leaves behind a grieving nation.

 On his opposition to apartheid:  http://www.smh.com.au/world/nelson-mandela-quotes-12-of-his-most-famous-statements-20131206-hv4nl.html

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Statement at the opening of his defence in the Rivonia treason trial, April 20, 1964.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/nelson-mandela-quotes-12-of-his-most-famous-statements-20131206-hv4nl.html#ixzz2ocZMmKiV

On his decision to take up arms against apartheid: 

 

“I and some colleagues came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be wrong and unrealistic for African leaders to continue preaching peace and non-violence at a time when the government met our peaceful demands with force. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle.”  Statement at the opening of his defence in the Rivonia treason trial, April 20, 1964.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/nelson-mandela-quotes-12-of-his-most-famous-statements-20131206-hv4nl.html#ixzz2ocb4uvdS

Lessons of Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

Apartheid: the Tyranny of Racism Made Law At Home EveryDay

Beach near Cape Town. There has been much talk recently about desegregating racially segregated public facilities. The reality defies the rhetoric. 01 January 1982CapeTown, South Africa

1.  Lesson “It always seems impossible, Until it is done”  http://www.esl-library.com/pdf/Free/mandela-ESL-Library.pdf

2.  Explore the life of Nelson Mandela and the differences between biography and autobiography with these materials for English and Literacy.  http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/nelson-mandela

The lessons develop critical reading skills, invite shared discussion, and provide the opportunity for pupils to develop their own writing skills.

They also provide ideas for discussing the difference between explicit and implicit points of view, and the differences between first and third person narration.

Nelson Mandela wanted the people in South Africa to be free from apartheid.  He  hated that black South Africans lived in poverty and could not vote in elections. While many others felt that ending apartheid was an impossible challenge, Nelson Mandela did not give up. Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison. When he was finally released, he helped turn the impossibility of ending apartheid into a reality.

3.Lesson Plan Activity & Task

Tell students that the South African government responded to every attempt to oppose the system of apartheid with increased repression and violence, therefore resistance movements decided to take up arms in the struggle. Students should individually identify a national, state or local problem that they could try to change.

White racism and attempts to assassinate Mandela and Zuma are all explained in my book, from Bob Crew Author of “Mandela: His Life and Legacy for South Africa and The World.” The hardcover version is listed on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Mandela-Legacy-South-Africa-World/dp/1629143375/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0 and on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19520182-mandela?from_search=true. Also on kindle and in the African bookshops.