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April 8, 2014, 10:54 pmThat was more than a friendship kiss bubba

A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer.

In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman's 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness. I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve," McAllister said in a statement. "Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you're a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I've disappointed."

He went on: "From day one, I've always tried to be an honest man. I ran for Congress to make a difference and not to just be another politician. I don't want to make a political statement on this, I would just simply like to say that I'm very sorry for what I've done.

"While I realize I serve the public, I would appreciate the privacy given to my children as we get through this," McAllister added. He and his wife Kelly have five children.

During his four months in office, McAllister has proven something of a penchant for controversy. In January, he told his district Chamber of Commerce that his new job on Capitol Hill "sucks;" about a week later, he drummed up considerable chatter when he brought as his State of the Union guest "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson despite backlash surrounding an elder Robertson's disparaging remarks about same-sex marriage.

While it is very unfortunate what happened to Rep. Vance McAllister, it is not uncommon. To say that one party does it more than the other is just going tit for tat. All of them need to change their filthy doggish ways or go back home.

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April 6, 2014, 4:08 pmIrrational Hatred Of Obamacare Is Hard To Fathom

My friend Isatou has just received an invoice from Kaiser Permanente, testament to her new coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- usually called "Obamacare." She's thrilled to finally have health insurance so she can get regular checkups, including dental care.

A reasonably healthy middle-aged woman, she knows she needs routine mammograms and screenings for maladies such as hypertension. But before Obamacare, she struggled to pay for those things. She once had to resort to the emergency room, which left her with a bill for nearly $20,000. (She settled the bill for far less, but it still left her deeply in debt.)

She is one of more than 7 million people who have signed up for health insurance through the ACA, stark evidence of the overwhelming market demand. Despite a badly bungled initial roll-out, a multimillion dollar conservative media campaign designed to discourage sign-ups, and a years-long Republican crusade against it (50 votes to change the law), millions got health insurance.

That hardly means Obamacare is a raging success. It's much too early to know how it will affect health outcomes for the previously uninsured. But it's abundantly clear that the ACA has already made great strides in improving access to health care. And that alone is quite an accomplishment.

Now, young adults can stay on their parents' health insurance policies until they are 26 years old -- a boon in an economy where many young folks are struggling to find decent jobs. Now, patients with previously diagnosed illnesses ("pre-existing conditions," in insurance lingo) can't be denied coverage. Now, the chronically ill don't have to worry about hitting a lifetime cap that would deny them essential procedures or pharmaceuticals. Now, working folks who don't get insurance through their employers can purchase affordable policies.

Factoring in the Medicaid expansion, the ACA has extended health care coverage to an additional 9.5 million people, according to the Los Angeles Times, which gathered data from national surveys. Needless to say, millions more would have been covered if so many Republican governors, mostly located in Southern states, had not callously refused to accept the Medicaid expansion despite the fact that it is largely paid through federal government funds.

The GOP's relentless opposition has been puzzling. Republicans have resorted to extreme measures to try to derail Obamacare, including an implicit threat to prevent the National Football League from participating in a marketing campaign to encourage people to sign up.

Oh, did I mention 50 votes to repeal or alter the law?

Even acknowledging that our politics have become bitterly polarized, I don't understand this one. Even taking into account the GOP's irrational hatred for President Obama, I don't get it. Even though I know that Republicans believe in less government, I don't understand their approach to Obamacare.

First off, the ACA adheres to market-based ideas, many of which were first suggested by conservatives. Instead of a single-payer system like, say, Medicare, the ACA relies on private insurance companies. It adopts the individual mandate that was supported by many Republicans, including Newt Gingrich, back in the 1990s and later adopted by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts.

Second, Republicans are free to offer up a health care scheme that is more in keeping with conservative principles. But the "repeal and replace" mantra is rarely heard anymore since it has become increasingly clear that the GOP has no intention of coming up with a plan to replace Obamacare. While there are various counter-proposals floating about, none has garnered the support of a majority of Republicans in Congress.

Is the ACA perfect? Absolutely not. There is much in the law that needs to be worked on, refined, improved. But the GOP doesn't seem interested in that. Instead, its members have taken to engaging in increasingly ridiculous criticisms, including the charge that the White House has made up the number of successful enrollees.

It's strange. Could it be that Republicans are simply furious that millions of Americans like Isatou finally have health insurance?

(Cynthia Tucker, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia. She can be reached at cynthia@cynthiatucker.com.)

I have to agree with Cynthia's assertion that the Republicans are fighting against the ACA because of their hate for President Obama, plain and simple. The first eighteen years of my life I was without health insurance and received it at the age of 18 only because I was given a 1A status and was immediately drafted into the military. I often think about what would have happened if I suffered a major illness during my earlier years. I think it is a shame and disgrace to let someone die because of no health insurance. In my opinion, that is cruel and unusual punishment.

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March 31, 2014, 5:42 pmApril numbers: All States

April numbers: All States    Thumbs Up                                                                                                                            The following numbers tend to gravitate toward April for all states, especially the red numbers. Numbers are ordered from best to least way to play…do not ignore the least way. It is wise to include with each play. Use this list of numbers as a resource to maximize your winning potential. Good Luck!

103-301-013-104-014-410-016-160-610-710-170-107-203-230 420-402-250-025-702-720-028-820-029-209-290-430-034-037 073-307-038-083-830-704-074-740-706-760-607-608-680-086 609-690-960-316-136-391-931-139-514-451-741-471-147-841 148-481-491-914-941-516-156-615-571-715-751-716-167-761 187-871-718-432-243-234-235-523-532-263-362-632-237-723 732-542-425-254-246-264-462-482-248-284-275-257-527-258 285-825-762-267-276-826-268-862-926-962-269-278-287-872 982-289-928-354-453-534-437-734-347-348-384-843-635-365 538-853-358-359-539-593-369-396-963-459-945-954-748-478 784-947-784-749-765-675-567-875-758-857-957-975-579-859 985-589-768-678-786-769-796-976-987-897-798

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Doubles are also ordered from best to least way to play them. Always play the sister of any double. Ex. 001-110

001-010-110-020-002-220-030-300-330-033-050-005-505-055 600-006-066-660-008-800-088-880-900-009-099-909-121-112 221-122-113-131-133-313-511-115-551-155-116-611-166-616 117-171-711-717-177-422-442-424-226-262-266-626-228-282 288-882-229-929-992-433-334-344-434-335-353-355-633-336 663-636-373-733-737-377-338-383-388-838-339-993-399-494 944-499-949-668-686-886-868-669-966-969-996-977-779-997 799-898-988-889-989-998

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***Reminder: Never play a number str8 without boxing it. Thumbs Up                                       

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March 26, 2014, 7:36 pmTears of Joy that Heal the Spirit

Mary Virginia Jones  Released From Prison After 32 Years For A Crime She Didn’t  Commit

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Overjoyed family members greeted 74-year-old Mary Virginia Jones when she stepped out of the Century Regional  Detention Facility in Lynwood, California at 11 pm, Monday, the Los Angeles  Times reported. The last time she was out as a free woman was when Ronald  Reagan had just taken oath as the President of the United States. The innocent  grandma had spent 32 years of her life in prison for a murder she didn’t  commit.

Virginia had been serving a life sentence at the Lynwood facility for her  alleged role in a murder committed by her boyfriend Mose Willis back in 1981.  Mose, who was sentenced to death died while on death row. Virginia on the other  hand was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment  without parole.

It was cries of ‘Thank you Jesus!’ and ‘Hallelujah’ that greeted people assembled at the Los Angeles  courtroom where Judge William C. Ryan finally pronounced Virginia to be freed,  the Daily Times reports. The family that included Virginia’s daughter  Denitra Jones-Goodie, couldn’t control their emotions and sobbed. Denitra later  told reporters she had lost all hopes of seeing Mary as a free woman who had  been in the past subjected through four separate trials, one reversal of appeal  and two hung juries. “She never should have been incarcerated in the first  place, but she’s free, thank God,” Jones-Goodie said.

Virginia Mary Jones during her hearing

Virginia Mary Jones during her hearing

Earlier, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office reviewed the case and  agreed to set aside her convictions if she pled no contest to voluntary  manslaughter. Virginia, using a magnifying glass to read her plea in the  courtroom said, “I did not willingly participate in this crime, but I believe  entering a no contest plea is in my best interest.”

The crime leading to Virginia’s arrest and the subsequent sentencing happened  back in 1981 when Jones’ abusive boyfriend kidnapped two drug dealers and forced  Jones to drive to an alley. He killed one of the dealers there while Virginia,  who feared for her own life escaped from there – only to be arrested days later  for the “crime” she had committed. All through her trial, Virginia maintained  that Willis had forced her to do things at gunpoint. None of the subsequent  trials took into account the fact that she has a history as a battered victim –  directing attorney, Heidi Rummel, of the told reporters. It also took four  excruciatingly long trials for the jury to reach her conviction.

A young Virginia Mary Jones from a portrait provided by her family

A young Virginia Mary Jones from a portrait provided  by her family

If Mary has anybody to be thankful to, it has to be the students from UCLA’s  Post-Conviction Justice Project who challenged Virginia’s conviction. Their  argument in favor of Mary was the fact that the jury that convicted her never  heard testimony on the effects of what was then known as Battered Women’s  Syndrome. Had they done so, Virginia would have never been convicted. UCLA  Student Laura Donaldson told reporters, “the procedural history of Mary’s case  gave me a greater appreciation for the pitfalls of the justice system.”

Denitra Jones-Goodie with the law students of UCLA who strived to facilitate Virginia's freedom

Denitra Jones-Goodie with the law students of UCLA  who strived to facilitate Virginia’s freedom

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1187418/mary-virginia-jones-released-from-prison-after-32-years/#OmtqYxWWlbVOMArE.99

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March 23, 2014, 1:32 amWhen you hurt the poor...who are you really hurting?

This is an article by Cynthia Tucker. She was a featured columist for the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper for years. She was very controvertial while there because she talked about things that others in the media ignored. She said what she meant, and she meant what she said. She told the truth and was hated the Republican't.

 

Can we have an honest conversation about the nation's poor and near-poor? Can we discuss the subject as if we want to find solutions and not just pass judgment on the less fortunate?

If we were to have an honest conversation, one based on verifiable facts, hard data and empirical evidence, we wouldn't use the inartful term "inner city," as GOP star Paul Ryan did recently -- serving up a phrase that suggests that poverty is primarily a condition limited to darker-hued citizens. That's simply incorrect.

Getting it right matters if we care about policies that help people climb the ladder toward financial stability and if we want to fund programs that give folks a hand up. If we don't really understand the problem, it's hard to find the right solution. (If we only want to look down on the have-nots from our positions of superiority, making ill-informed judgments will suffice.)

As chairman of the House Budget Committee and an alleged GOP policy wonk, Ryan ought to know better; however, he is certainly not the only American to make wrong-headed assumptions about poverty and race. Since Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, which 50 years ago highlighted the abysmal living conditions of so many black Americans, many have assumed that poor equals black. That notion is woven through our politics.

But it's wrong. As American Prospect writer Paul Waldman noted recently, 41 percent of the nation's poor people are white. That's a substantial plurality. Drawing on government data, Waldman pointed out that blacks make up 23 percent of the nation's poor, while Latinos account for 28 percent. (Other ethnic groups account for the rest.) So, to recap, 41 percent of the poor -- close to half -- are white, not black or brown.

But that's not the public conversation we are having. The assumption -- whether revealed in phrases such as "inner city" or not -- is that poverty in America is a problem of black and brown "pathologies." As long as so many citizens believe that, we're not going to come up with policies that might help the poor improve their plight. (That's especially true if you buy into the Reaganesque view that any government help simply makes the poor worse off.)

It's easy enough to understand how that fallacious notion lodged itself so deeply into public consciousness. The chattering classes often speak of the "disproportionate" poverty among black Americans, and that leads to misunderstanding. Blacks account for only about 13 percent of the population but 23 percent of the nation's impoverished; that burden has its roots in the nation's unfortunate racial history.

The notion of poverty as a black problem is also exacerbated by the news media, which have done a very poor job of explaining the issue. Some of that stems from simple logistics: Most major news organizations are located in large urban areas, where the poor tend to be black and brown. It's too much trouble to travel to rural areas, where the white poor are much more visible.

But prejudices among the news corps contribute to the myths. In the book "Why Americans Hate Welfare," Princeton political scientist Martin Gilens notes that about 60 percent of the poor people shown on network news and portrayed in the major news magazines between 1988 and 1992 were black.

Compounding that are the racial resentments of far too many white Americans, who simply insist on believing that poverty is a black thing. In their book, "Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion," political scientists Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam show that many conservative whites detest traditional "welfare" programs, such as food stamps, because they associate them with black recipients. Those same conservatives, however, support much more expensive entitlements such as Social Security.

"In defending and praising Social Security ... political leaders say that (it) is for us: for the people, for our parents, for our children, for ourselves, for Americans, for us all. ... (In other words) Social Security is for white people," they write.

Unfortunately, too many politicians, especially Republicans, are content to pander to stereotypes -- as Ryan did -- rather than confront voters with the facts: Poverty is multi-racial, complex and demands a multi-pronged approach. And until we can get past our easy but inaccurate assumptions, poverty will also remain widespread.

(Cynthia Tucker, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia. She can be reached at cynthia@cynthiatucker.com.)

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March 15, 2014, 2:27 pmExamine yourself

Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person's opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

 

Legal weed's race problem: White men get rich black men stay in prison

It is amazing how the flaming trolls pick and choose which topics to comment on. I posted a topic similar to the above and received an unreal amount of negative comments from the resident flaming trolls... Equal Justice Under the Law...Not even close! One went as far as to use me as the topic of their post. Things Lil Speedy Would Never Tell You I had to send him a rebuttal since he was singling me out… Rebuttal to Things Lil Speedy Would Never Tell You .

That being said, I know without a shadow of a doubt the reason so much hate was sent my way is because the article that I posted was true. Just as the article Legal weed's race problem: White men get rich black men stay in prison is true. But there is no outrage about it because it was not posted by me. All you get is sarcasm. That says a lot about the resident attack flaming trolls. They attack like jackals when they disagree with you or if you are not part of their so-called inner circle. They turn on their own if they don’t go along with the program. This keeps them in line. This type of behavior is called bigotry. Plain and simple. To say YOU are without SIN, makes you a LIAR, and the TRUTH is not in YOU. Examine yourself.

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March 13, 2014, 2:09 amRebuttal to Things Lil Speedy Would Never Tell You

First of all, I don’t know you nor do I want to know you. I don’t think much of any man that hide behind a computer and run their mouth. Second, it is inappropriate to attack LP members by using them as the subject of your blog. You are being a flaming troll and I will expose you. Why would you tell me about something that happened 7-years ago when I have been blogging less than 2 years. Which leads one to believe you have other motives for doing this but is not man enough to say why. Well, let me make it easy for you. F-ck you and the horse you road in on. Don’t you ever come at me with sh!t like this. Lastly, you racist BAST@RD it is not my job to post things for you on my blog. You have a blog, post it your D@M self PUNK. The same thing goes to you Mrs. Ridge for encouraging this ignorant FOOL. You are just as guilty.

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March 12, 2014, 3:59 pmEqual Justice Under the Law...Not even close!

A 17 year old boy serves 35 years for Credit card fraud ...

One the biggest crimes being committed against young Black males is being given more time to serve than Whites that commit the same or similar crimes. This is just one case, but there are many more of this type of injustice that is being perpetrated daily against young Black males. One would have to be heartless and without a soul if some type of empathy is not felt toward this child.

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March 11, 2014, 2:03 pmThe Majority always rule...NOT!

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Madalyn Murray O'Hair was known for her role in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court decision in Murray v. Curlett , which, combined with Abington v. Schempp , ended school prayer in public schools across the U.S. and turned her into the self-described "most hated woman in America."

"It is doubtful there is anyone in the United States who does not know the name Madalyn O'Hair," read the introduction to her 1966 pamphlet, "Why I Am an Atheist." [O'Hair took the last name of her second husband, Richard O'Hair, when she married him in 1965.] "She is probably the best-known Atheist in the world today." Other publications concurred: "Life" magazine described her in 1964 as "anathema to millions of Americans."

Now, ten years after her mysterious disappearance in late August, 1995, which culminated in the discovery years later of her grisly murder by a former employee, the legacy of this controversial activist still influences atheists in America today.

"Madalyn gave legitimacy to the atheist movement," said Ann Rowe Seaman, author of the recent biography, "America's Most Hated Woman: The Life and Gruesome Death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair." "She put it on the map as a viable thing."

"She laid a foundation for atheists coming out of the closet," agreed Wendy Britton, a former acquaintance of the O'Hair family who organized an event for atheists in the Seattle area on August 28 called "Madalyn Murray O'Hair: What She Stood For And Why Her Ideas Matter Today."

Born in 1919 to a poor family in Pittsburgh, she was raised by church-going parents but claimed she became an atheist after reading the complete Bible in her early teen years. Madalyn Murray O'Hair became a household name when she contested the required moment of prayer and Bible reading in her son William's Baltimore-area public school in 1960. The Supreme Court, then under Chief Justice Earl Warren, delivered its 8-1 verdict in favor of O'Hair on June 17, 1963, expanding an earlier school prayer decision in the 1962 Engel v. Vitale case. Murray v. Curlett, along with Abington v. Schempp, eliminated not only obligatory school prayer but also mandatory Bible readings in public schools.

Though the Schempp case got top billing, O'Hair quickly became a hero among secular Americans. "The Schempps did not want to be in the limelight," O'Hair biographer and University of Missouri-Kansas City dean Bryan LeBeau told Beliefnet in a 2004 interview. "Madalyn walked right out to the front of the Supreme Court building, her son by her side, and grabbed the microphone from the press and insisted that this was a major case and she was responsible for it. She took credit and then went on to say that she wasn't done, that she was going to go on and challenge all kinds of other church-state matters."

Undeterred by the backlash (O'Hair received death threats and was the victim of vandalism long after the 1963 decision), O'Hair continued to insert herself into church and state legal battles as the country's atheist-in-chief. "I am an Atheist," she wrote in the "Why I Am an Atheist" pamphlet. "I am a bit more than that--an Atheist. I am, in fact, the Atheist. The Atheist who made Americans stop to take a little stock of their accepted values."

Later in 1963, O'Hair founded American Atheists, which remains one of the most activist atheist groups in the U.S. today. She used her platform as president of the organization to launch a number of other separation of church and state cases. None, however, were as successful or as notorious as Murray v. Curlett. In late 1963, she unsuccessfully sued the city of Baltimore to eliminate the city's tax exemptions for churches. She also challenged the school board of Baltimore to remove "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance and filed suit over Maryland's "moment of silence" law, also without success.

Still, these suits managed to keep O'Hair in the public eye long after the 1963 decision. "Her suits might have failed," said Seaman, "but because she was so outrageous, they put her in the spotlight. She was always colorful and good copy for newspapers and TV. She knew how to get people stirred up. She knew how to say outrageous things that would get a furious reaction."

Her brazen style got her a great deal of press coverage, but also earned her enemies--surprisingly among atheists as well as Christians.

 

Some of the grossly uniformed say that the Democratic Party was responsible for it, and since most Blacks were democrats at the time, they are responsible for this. But let’s look at the time line.

  • Madalyn Murray O'Hairwas known for her role in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court decision in Murray v. Curlett , which, combined with Abington v. Schempp , ended school prayer in public schools across the U.S. and turned her into the self-described "most hated woman in America."
  • Amendment XV to the U.S. Constitution -
    Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.
    "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Amendment XV did give black people the right to vote in 1870, and some used it right away, electing state and federal senators and representatives. Jim Crow quickly snatched away that right for all practical purposes, however, as poll taxes and literacy tests--and Klansmen--denied blacks that fundamental right. President Johnson's Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the true turning point in the USA's history of beginning to embrace blacks as full citizens with equal rights.
  • The answer actually depends upon where in the United States you are talking about. Free Blacks had the right to vote and actually held various elected offices throughout the North from the very beginning. The slaves states of the South did not allow blacks to vote, or do much of anything. The ratification of the 15th Amendment codified the right throughout the United States. The Jim Crow laws of the South were an attempt to avert the 15th Amendment until the Civil Rights Acts of the 1950s and finally of 1964 put an end to those laws, if not to the racist views, of the Southern States.
  • Actually, the Civil rights act of 1964 did not grant the vote to African-Americans. I do believe that what did grant the vote was President Johnson's Voting Rights act of 1965. This happened after marchers protesting against segregation and to be granted the right to vote were violently attacked by white segregationists who were trying to stop the protest. The marchers were planning to go from Selma to Montgomery. They later succeeded at walking to Montgomery, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "address at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March" on March 25th, 1965.

So according to the time line, the people responsible for passage of the bill were Caucasian democrats and not Black democrats as suggested by the low-informed.

 

In 1995 she was kidnapped, murdered and mutilated along with her son Jon Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray O'Hair, by the former American Atheist office manager David Roland Waters.

 

Throughout history, the thinking of the low-informed has always been let’s kill the source and that will solve the problem. Well, has it? Only by the renewing of one’s mind will anything change. Romans, chapter 12, KJV will give you wisdom to live by. However, there is one stipulation…you have to believe what you read or it is just a waste of time for YOU!

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March 9, 2014, 3:13 pmTelling Lies is so easy for some--Why?

 
Most people know that it is wrong to lie, although they may tell small fibs or little white lies now and then. In those situations, the person typically feels guilt about the lie or anxiety about the truth being revealed. A pathological liar, however, lies often and with ease, and feels no remorse for the act. For a pathological liar, the act of lying becomes routine to the point where they can no longer distinguish between their lies and the truth.
Pathological liars lie to serve their own interests and agenda. They lie to manipulate and control others and express very little, if any, feelings of guilt or remorse.
A pathological liar feels completely in control when lying. The lies told by pathological liars often seem unbelievable or too good to be true. When confronted with questions or the truth, pathological liars will have a hard time confirming their story, but will continue to lie. Even when faced with an old fashioned azz whipping, pathological liars will not admit the truth.

Sad to say that there are several low class human beings, for lack of a better term, that fits that description that comment on the blogs on a daily basis. There are two in particular that are liars and perverted with their comments. They conjure up lies about the truth and put their own demonic spin on it in order to make themselves feel good about their pathetic life choices. They have the mentality of a teenager going through puberty, and an adult that lacks maturity.

All I have to say to them is grow up, life is too short, and it is passing you by.




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March 7, 2014, 11:01 amThe truth hurts sometimes, but it's necessary

Since a coward has little or no courage of his own, he will often seek the aid of things that make him feel brave, the computer/booze/drugs. Rather than face situations that make him uneasy, a coward often resorts to the use of drugs and alcohol to give himself FALSE courage. A coward will also obtain courage from being part of a group. He may be perfectly willing to enter into a physical fight when the numbers are in his favor; however, it's likely he'll do anything to avoid fisticuffs when on his own.

A coward frequently shies away from the TRUTH. When put on the spot, he'll likely talk in circles to avoid telling you anything that may be uncomfortable for him to admit. He will often say what he thinks you want to hear, rather than risk your disapproval. It's also hard for him to handle the truth from others. If you call him out on his behavior or demand an explanation for what he's done, he'll make an excuse to justify his actions.

Since a coward has no idea what to do in a stressful situation, he will often downplay the severity of the occasion by pretending that all is well. That way he avoids confrontation and lives in a fantasy world where everything is fine. On the other hand, he may completely overreact to the minor infraction of another in order to ward off a confrontation as well. He is a firm believer in the idea that a good offense is the best defense. Hence, cowards use the computer to try and mask their cowardly behavior by resorting to name calling, lieing, misinformation, and perverted behavior. Cowards will read this post and try to pick it apart. Good, then you will know who they are. But more than likely you already do.

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March 3, 2014, 9:49 pmJust because you say it is a MYTH, does not make it one

“Wow, and to think as it's been quoted" the majority of happening are from Satan" and these words come from a resident scholar here on LP. Yes I do read the "Bible", and I never interpreted that all the happening of this world were by a Myth called Satan.”

This is a quote from one of the flaming trolls that says the devil is a myth. He reads the Bible but does not comprehend what is written, because he does not believe God’s word. It is very interesting that he referenced Rudolf Bultmann, who was a German religious thinker who worked mainly at Marburg. Now this is where it gets interesting. He was also a friend and colleague of the influential philosopher Martin Heidegger, who had a profound influence on Bultmann's work. So who was Martin Heidegger? He was a German philosopher, professor, and Nazi sympathizer. This is what the flaming troll uses as his bible.

Jesus warns Christians about strange doctrines. He called them doctrines of devils. Oh, I forgot flaming trolls say that devils and demons don't exist...but the Bible says otherwise.

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;"
1 Timothy 4:1, KJV

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV

You Flaming trolls follow your god and see where it will get you.

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March 1, 2014, 12:52 pmWhen did faith start to fade?

Man’s faith began to fail with man’s inhumanity to man. We have gotten away from loving thy neighbor as thyself. Instead, we began persecuting anyone that does not look, think, speak, or act a certain way. We only trust God when things are going well for us and look to Him with doubt in our heart when things are not. God is the same today, yesterday, and forever more. God meant it when he said, I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread. I could not have made it through the Jim Crow Segregated South if I did not trust and believe in the Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Believing in the Lord Jesus is all that Blacks had. It is faith that keeps Christians encouraged and hopeful in spite of their circumstances. As man continue to try to solve the problems facing America using their carnal knowledge, their faith will continue to fade, while others stand on the word of GOD and prosper, and be in good health, even as their soul prosper.

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February 28, 2014, 12:25 amToday In American History

Julian Bond biography


 

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Julian Bond is a civil rights leader who had to go to the Supreme Court to be allowed to take his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

 


Synopsis

Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee. He became a civil rights activist while in college. In 1965, he was elected to Georgia's state legislature, but his opposition to the war in Vietnam meant that it would take a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for him to be allowed to take his seat. Bond later served as the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center and of the NAACP.

Early Life

Horace Julian Bond, generally known as Julian Bond, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 14, 1940. His family moved to Pennsylvania five years later, where his father served as the first African-American president of Lincoln University. In 1957, Bond enrolled at Atlanta's Morehouse College, where he helped found The Pegasus, a literary magazine, and interned at TIME magazine.

Student Activism

While still a student, Bond became a founding member of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. He led nonviolent student protests against segregation in Atlanta parks, restaurants and movie theaters. In Raleigh, North Carolina, Bond helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. The next year, he left Morehouse to serve as the SNCC's communications director, a position he held for five years. He returned to Morehouse a decade later and received a degree in English.

Life in Politics

In 1965, Bond was voted into the Georgia House of Representatives. However, the congressional body refused to swear him into his seat because he had endorsed a SNCC statement that decried the war in Vietnam. Martin Luther King Jr. organized a protest rally on Bond's behalf. In 1966, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled in Bond's favor on the basis of freedom of speech.

Bond was finally able to take his congressional seat in 1967. He served in the Georgia House until 1975, and went on to serve in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. During his tenure in the state legislature, Bond wrote over 60 bills that were ratified as law.

Bond attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where he was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate. He was the first African American to receive the honor, but withdrew his name because he was not old enough to hold the office according to constitutional guidelines.

In 1986, Bond entered a Democratic primary to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia. He lost the heavily contested race to John Lewis, another civil rights leader and former SNCC member.

Continuing Activism

From 1971 to 1979, Bond served as president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization he also co-founded. He was president of Atlanta's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People before becoming the chairman of the national NAACP, a position he held from 1998 until 2010. He is now chairman emeritus of the NAACP and president emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Bond continues to be a prominent voice in the media. He has been a commentator for NBC's Today show, written a national newspaper column and produced poems that have appeared publications such as the Nation and the New York Times. He is also a professor of history at the University of Virginia and an adjunct professor at American University.

 

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February 27, 2014, 12:54 amToday In American History

 
Williams, a former aide to Martin Luther King Jr., was a principal leader of the civil rights movement. Renowned for his militancy and his ability to organize demonstrations and mobilize protesters, he was arrested more than 125 times. Williams helped coordinate the 1965 protest march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery, served as pastor of King's People's Church of Love, and was executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He also took on more traditional governmental roles: he served in the Georgia General Assembly from 1974 to 1985, on the Atlanta City Council from 1985 to 1990, and as a DeKalb County commissioner from 1990 to 1994.

Early Life and Education

Hosea Lorenzo Williams was born on January 5, 1926, in Attapulgus, in Decatur County. His teenage parents were unmarried. They were also blind and had been committed to a trade institute for the blind in Macon. Because his mother ran away from the institute upon learning of her pregnancy, Williams never knew his father. His mother died while giving birth to her second child, and Williams was raised in Attapulgus by his maternal grandparents, Lela and Turner Williams. Nearly lynched because of his alleged involvement with a white girl, Williams left home at the age of fourteen. He held menial jobs for several years until he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the outset of World War II (1941-45) and served in an all-black unit attached to General George Patton's Third Army. Severely wounded in battle, which earned him a Purple Heart and left him with a permanent limp, Williams spent a year in a military hospital in Europe.
Upon his return to Georgia and civilian life, Williams completed the requirements for a high school diploma at the age of twenty-three. He enrolled at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, with the aid of the G.I. Bill, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. After completing a master's degree in chemistry from Atlanta University (later Clark Atlanta University), Williams became a chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Savannah, and in the the early 1950s he married Juanita Terry. In 1976 he founded the Southeast Chemical Manufacturing and Distributing Company, which specialized in cleaning supplies. Over the years Williams founded three more chemical companies and a bonding company.

Civil Rights Involvement

In the 1950s and early 1960s Williams encountered his share of racism. He spent five weeks in the hospital after being beaten for drinking from a "whites only" water fountain at a bus station in Americus, and he was fired from the Department of Agriculture in 1963 for speaking out against racist policies (he was reinstated through an appeals process but resigned later that year).
The father of nine children,
Hosea Williams, a civil rights leader in both Savannah and Atlanta, speaks at a rally in 1974. In 1963 Williams joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. until King's assassination in 1968. Williams continued to work with the SCLC until 1979.
 
Williams devoted himself fully to the cause of civil rights in the early 1960s after some of his children were refused sodas at a segregated lunch counter in Savannah. He joined the Savannah chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and served as vice president under W. W. Law. Williams led marches and sit-ins to protest segregation. As a result of his efforts, Savannah was the first city in Georgia with desegregated lunch counters. He also helped to integrate the Nancy Hanks, the South's first passenger train, and the public beach on Tybee Island. In 1962 King acknowledged Williams's role in making Savannah the most integrated city in the South. Williams resigned from the NAACP that same year, after learning that his candidacy for the national board of directors had been rejected.
In the summer of 1961 Williams took part in the campaign to register voters, and in 1963 he led protests by the Chatham County Crusade for Voters. He was arrested after several white citizens swore out peace warrants against him. Williams was jailed for sixty-five days, the longest continuous sentence served by any of the civil rights leaders. During the riots that followed his arrest, the Sears and Firestone stores in Savannah were burned. Led by Mills B. Lane Jr., president of Citizens and Southern Bank, prominent white Savannahians, fearing for their city, formed a "Committee of 100" to secure Williams's release and to work on completing the desegregation of the city.

The King Years

It was also in 1963 that Williams joined the SCLC at the urging of King, the organization's president. Two years later King asked Williams and John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to lead a march from Selma, Alabama, to the state's capital, Montgomery. The goal of the march was to peacefully deliver to Alabama governor George C. Wallace a petition for African American voting rights. The protest on March 7, 1965, became known as "Bloody Sunday" after several hundred marchers were beaten with clubs and whips and fired upon with tear gas while crossing Selma's Edmund Pettis Bridge. After watching national television coverage of the incident, U.S. president Lyndon Johnson forced the Voting Rights Act through Congress in August 1965.
Williams continued his close association and friendship with King and was at his side when King was assassinated in April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Williams held several positions within the SCLC. He was special projects director from 1963 to 1970, national program director from 1967 to 1969, and regional vice president from 1970 to 1971. He also served as national executive director
Hosea Williams folds T-shirts in 1996 for his Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless program. The program, founded by Williams in Atlanta in 1971, provides food, health care, and clothing to thousands in the Atlanta area each year.
from 1969 to 1971 and again from 1977 to 1979, when he was removed by then-president Joseph Lowery, who accused Williams of not devoting his full attention to the position.

Atlanta Politics

In 1971, while he was still serving the SCLC, Williams founded in Atlanta the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless program, which he ran for thirty years. The program continues under the direction of his daughter, Elizabeth Williams Omilami, and provides thousands of people with food, medical attention, and clothing. In 1984 he founded the annual Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival to celebrate and revitalize the Sweet Auburn historic district.
In 1968 Williams entered the political arena. That year he ran unsuccessfully for the Georgia House of Representatives. He switched to the Republican Party and lost the race for the secretary of state's office in 1970. Returning to the Democratic Party, he lost the U.S. Senate primary in 1972 and the Atlanta mayoral primary the following year. But Williams's persistence paid off, and in 1974 he was elected as a Democratic senator to the state senate, where he served until 1985, when he resigned to run again for the U.S. Senate. Williams lost to Wyche Fowler but was elected the same year to the Atlanta City Council, on which he served for five years. Williams lost the 1989 mayor's race to Maynard Jackson and was subsequently elected to the DeKalb County Commission, where he served until 1994. Juanita Williams, Hosea's wife, was elected to fill her husband's former seat in the Georgia legislature. An activist, educator, and writer, she served four terms; she was the first black woman to run for public office in Georgia since Reconstruction, and the first black woman to run for statewide office.
In 1987
Hosea Williams led two demonstration marches in Forsyth County in 1987. The first march, held in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, was attacked by several hundred members of the Ku Klux Klan. The second march, attended by Coretta Scott King, was held in protest of Klan activities in the county.
Williams received international attention when he led two marches in all-white Forsyth County to confront the Ku Klux Klan. The "Brotherhood March" was planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the observance of the national King holiday. During the first march on January 17, Williams and 75 supporters were confronted by 400-500 Klan members and sympathizers who broke through police lines throwing rocks and bottles. Public outrage was such that on the following weekend, Williams led 20,000 marchers, including Coretta Scott King, Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, Colorado senator Gary Hart, and activist Jesse Jackson, protected by more than 2,000 National Guardsmen and police, in what became the state's largest civil rights demonstration. Williams gave Forsyth County a list of demands that included fair employment, the return of property lost when blacks were expelled from the county by the Klan in 1912, and a biracial council. A jury later awarded $950,000 to the marchers in a class action suit filed by Williams against the Klan.
Williams also made news in the later part of his life when he was arrested several times for drunk driving.
Williams died on November 16, 2000, after a three-year battle with cancer. Thousands of mourners filed past his body, dressed in his trademark denim overalls, red shirt, and red sneakers, as it lay in the International Chapel at Morehouse College. Williams is buried in Atlanta's Lincoln Cemetery. In 2001 the Georgia General Assembly passed House Resolution 409 honoring Hosea and Juanita Williams and directing that a portrait of them be placed in the state capitol.
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