In the previous post to this I featured Harry Belafonte who fought his whole life against racism. Many would have you believe it's fiction--the work of leftists playing the race card. I'm here to tell you it's not the case. Over the last year or two racism has become more pronounced. Blame it on politicians or what you will--the fact is racism has had a resurgence.
10/19/2017-- Racist patients often leave doctors at a loss.
Dorothy R. Novick is a pediatrician in Philadelphia. “I don’t want some spic doctor, I want the other lady!” The patient was 6 years old. He leaned back on the chest of his father, who nodded silently and then agreed: “He would feel more comfortable.” My colleague, a physician-in-training who is from Colombia, stepped out and I took over."
African-American cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado were targeted with racial slurs. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the school's superintendent, made a powerful speech to the academy with an important message.
CBS Evening News
Published on Sep 29, 2017
This didn't help (Sept. 2016)
There was a time when presidents faced racism head on
Racism is very much alive and well and has remerged it's ugly head. It's not some made up BS by the so-called liberals. Now more then ever we need someone with courage having great voice to come forward and speak against it like some of those in the past. Good lord knows we need inspiration now more then ever !
The White House 2010
Change Starts With Each Of Us...
I realize this post was very large--but I thought it deserved all the attention I could give it when it comes to racism and the kind of hatred we're seeing today.
See and you thought Donald wasn't thinking about military families before heading out to golf TODAY (Sat. 10/21/2017) in Virginia.
Donald and his entire family (none which served a day in the military) get to spend all the time they want lavishing with him at the White House and golf resorts--this while 1,000 others who already put their time in risk their lives once again. There's just something so wrong with this.
Three ways this could go.
(1) Federal government ignores our 20T debt and hopes the U.S. Dollar holds value.
(2) The old switcheroo: So-called tax cuts end up not being cuts after all.
(3) The shit rolls down hill theory: Cut funds to states, local governments and social needs programs.
govtrackinsider.com The Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act would discontinue Social Security and retirement benefits to those with an outstanding arrest warrant
There's another problem I didn't see mentioned in the article. It could take away a possibility of someone being able to afford an attorney to represent their guilt or innocence at trial. We all know the person who usually wins is the one with the most money. A defendant having little or nor resources is a sitting duck.
Prosecutors are already at an advantage. It's not uncommon for prosecutors to seize assets before a trial if they have good reason. It skews things in their favor making a defendant less able to hire a team of lawyers to fight charges.
Everyone heard the expression about traveling down a slippery slope. In my opinion this a further step in that direction.
I honestly don't know what posses these people once they join the Trump train. Time and again things are said that are easily proved to be utter BS. Why can't they realize the so-called fake media has proof to backup what they say. See there's this new technological innovation capable of taking video and then being able to record it.
Both of them can't be right. Somebody's fabricating the truth. This is where a Florida newspaper comes in. Check it out... The South Florida Sun Sentinel video from 2015 shows the full speech of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson at the dedication ceremony of a new FBI building in Miramar, Florida, named for two slain FBI agents. Turns out the video proves she's right.
Speaking of lying...
New York Magazine--The congresswoman told WPLG Local 10 News in Miami that she listened to the entire call on speakerphone while she was riding in a limousine with Johnson’s family to meet his casket at the airport.
In other words Trump called the limo she was riding in with the family. Not on the widow's cell phone. The driver put it on speakerphone. In addition Trump said he had people in his office at the time of the call also listening. Nothing secret nor a personal one on one conversation by any means.
Look it doesn't matter to me very much how he took what he said or the congresswoman's interpretation of it. What is important are the actual facts.(1) There was nothing secretive about any of this. (2) Chief of Staff John Kelly found the need to lie about her FBI speech.
Once again everything got blown way out of proportion. Shame goes to everyone involved. The president, his chief of staff and the media. This seems to be always the way things turn out when Donald's involved. That day in the White House Rose Garden Trump could have simply said he was allowing the widow appropriate time to grieve and move on. Instead had to drag everybody else into this trying to make himself look good. By doing so he's now playing the victim overshadowing that of the widow whom I'm positive wanted no part to play in any of this.
Now everybody needs to shut up, drop this and move on... including me after speaking my piece.
"All told, 28% of 2017 model cars do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment. Instead, some vehicles include tire-inflator kits that can temporarily repair small punctures. But that does little to help a blown-out tire. “Also, tire-inflator kits can cost up to 10 times more than a tire repair and have a shelf life of only four to eight years,” according to AAA."
Come on--what did you expect for $20,000. The good thing is with GPS on-board you can call a garage telling them exactly where you are. Then wait a couple of hours for someone to come out and sell you one. Then on the other hand I'm not too hot on changing a flat on the side of a highway the way people drive these days.
Maybe I watch too many cop shows but I'd think might we be better off driving a couple of miles on the rims. Why not? The tire is shot any way. Beats getting hit.
You'd think with all the new technology around someone could come up with something better then filling a tire with air.
According to 'Politico' 79 Year Old Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran appeared frail and at times disoriented during a brief hallway interview on Wednesday... at one point, needed a staffer to remind him where the Senate chamber is located. He started to walk into a first-floor room — though the Senate chamber is on the second floor.
On one amendment, Cochran voted “yes” despite being told by an aide to vote “no.” The staffer tried to get the senator to switch his vote, but Cochran kept flashing the “thumbs up” sign, even walking over to the clerk tallying the vote and doing so. GOP floor staffers repeatedly told him the leadership wanted a "no" vote. Several more moments passed before Cochran realized he was voting the wrong way and then changed his vote.
Unlike the private sector all anyone needs to qualify for government office is get more votes then their opponent. No aptitude/skill tests, physicals, drug test nor a employee probationary period. So if the military rejects you and companies consider you unemployable running for office just might be the ticket.