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Watch A Preacher Succinctly Explain What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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ccinctly-explain-what-everyone-missed-
about-the-trayvon-martin-case-9?c=upw9

  
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COACHPENNY 7/31/2013 10:28AM

    I agree Fox news should be ashamed...they aren't...but they should be.

Trayvon Martin wasn't a perp and George Zimmerman wouldn't have been had he not profiled Martin.

Something happened yesterday that made me think of something else concerning race and the reasons for fear on both sides. I was teaching class in a pool that is part of a hotel complex. A group of young people (late teens, early 20s) were being loud and obnoxious during our class...trying to outshout the music, dancing wildly on the deck and mimicking what I was teaching (in a more athletic way emoticon ). At first, just annoying and later, in a much more in a disruptive manner.

I asked them if they wanted to join the class hoping to re-direct the behavior. They made snide remarks and finally they began jumping into the pool right next to the participants. At that point, I told them they had to move if they wanted to jump and splash since they had the rest of the large pool to use. We were only using a small area. They continued to be annoying but stopped the jumping and splashing to a degree. Their actions went well past silliness and into hostile behavior.

The people in the class were older and white. The young people were black. I do think that the people in the class were disturbed not only because they were being bullied by a bunch of obnoxious kids, but also I sensed a fear. Not one person said a word and the people in this class aren't wallflowers. Had they been white kids they probably would have said something even before I did.

My perception was that the young people were purposefully obnoxious and openly disdaining of the class. It made me wonder if they would have been this hostile if the class were compromised of mixed races (it is, much of the time). Did they perceive us in a negative light because of race? Or was this just a case of young against old? Making fun of us old fogies for sport.

I do know that it gave me pause and I wish that respect and co-existence were a given and not something we have to work at.

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DIHEALTHYHAPPY 7/29/2013 11:36AM

    Thanks!

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PDSLIM 7/29/2013 10:01AM

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SASIKHASI1 7/28/2013 9:45PM

    That's right, blame it on Fox News, gotta blame somebody other than the perps.

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WOUBBIE 7/28/2013 7:46PM

    Absolutely.

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ECONLADY 7/28/2013 7:23PM

    Thanks for sharing

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SPARKLE1908 7/28/2013 6:56PM

    Wow...that's powerful...thanks for sharing...

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Simple Home Remedies That Work

Sunday, July 28, 2013

1. To avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables, get someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.

2. To avoid arguments with women about lifting the toilet seat-use the sink.

3. For high blood pressure sufferers - simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. [remember to use a timer.] .

4. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

5. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives - you'll be afraid to cough.

6. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

7. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem

  
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ALIHIKES 7/28/2013 9:03PM

    Very funny! emoticon

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GMASANDIE 7/28/2013 2:01PM

    #4 is my favorite. I ever snooze the alarm, but my grown chioldren all do.

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ECONLADY 7/28/2013 3:28AM

    LOL

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DALID414 7/28/2013 2:40AM

    emoticon #6 is so McGuiver-ish

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EDLEAR 7/28/2013 2:13AM

    Thanks, I needed this!

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Stress reliever...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

  
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ECONLADY 7/28/2013 1:00AM

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DALID414 7/27/2013 11:21PM

    emoticon You totally got me! I thought it was a motivational type of comment until the second line. emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon Good one

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SUNSHINE65 7/27/2013 4:40PM

    At first I thought they were talking about my own body??? LOL :)

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Lotsa Late Nite Jokes

Friday, July 26, 2013

Britain's parliament has passed a bill that would allow gay marriage. How about that? For the first time they are allowing gay marriage. If you thought royal weddings were big, just wait until the first gay royal wedding. Oh, my God. How fabulous will that be? -Jay Leno

Today the Queen said that she would like the royal baby to be born before she goes on vacation. Then someone reminded her she's more or less been on vacation since 1952. -Conan O'Brien

Here's some big news out of England. Today, Queen Elizabeth officially legalized gay marriage in Britain. Or as she put it, 'You know, it doesn't always have to be tea and crumpets. Sometimes it can just be two crumpets.' -Jimmy Fallon

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is living at the Moscow airport. He's been there for about a month. He's scorned with no home to call his own. No safe harbor. It's like being an old George Clooney girlfriend. -David Letterman

It finally happened. Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy today. The baby weighed about eight pounds. Americans were like, 'How much is that in dollars?' -Jimmy Fallon

I'm sure you all heard the news about the royal baby. William and Kate are the proud parents of a baby boy. Can you believe the media coverage? You'd think it was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West having a kid. -Jay Leno

Bookies say the odds are 11-2 that the royal baby will be named George, after his great-great-grandfather, King George VI. And the odds are 100-1 he'll be named George after the George Foreman Grill. -Conan O'Brien

Congratulations to Kate Middleton and Prince William. They're the proud parents of a brand-new baby boy. This really is big news I mean, if the year was 1250 then it would be big news. -David Letterman

According to a new study, lying gets easier over time. People get better at lying the more they do it. See, that's why you have to have term limits. -Jay Leno

The royal baby has been born. The royal baby was officially welcomed with a 62-gun salute. Because if there's one thing babies love, it's the sound of repeated artillery fire. -Conan O'Brien

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    OMG.....too freakin funny... emoticon

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    thanks

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WOUBBIE 7/26/2013 9:20AM

    Thanks, Sunshine!

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Waiting...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A stodgy man walks into a bar and stis down. "Want a drink?" asks the bartender.
"Tried liquor once, didn't like it," says the man.
"Care for a pretzel?"
"Tried a pretzel once, didn't like it."
"Wanna watch the baseball game?"
"Tried watching baseball once. didn't like it. Don't mind me; I'm just waiting for my son."
"Let me guess," says the bartender, "your only child?"

  
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SWEETSOUNDS11 7/25/2013 7:05PM

    Narf!

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UWPALUM 7/25/2013 9:07AM

    Love it!

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FITFRIT 7/24/2013 10:52PM

    lol!

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UMBILICAL 7/24/2013 10:01PM

  Nice.

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