Open Thread

Just got word of a project, so I’ll be rather busy until late Tuesday.  That doesn’t mean that I won’t be around, but creating a new article might not be possible.  Hopefully, World War III won’t start, George Zimmerman won’t be arrested, and no unarmed person will be short dead with the killer claiming stand your ground.

Please use this open thread to discuss anything.

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(Heard there’s a bad winter storm hitting the Northeastern coast.  For those who live there, please stay safe.)

Roosevelt

Posted on 12/08/2013, in Potpourri and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Two sides to a story

    The Z-man probably has enough self-control to not eff up before his next hearing, but I can guarantee you someone, somewhere in America, will shoot an unarmed person and claim SYG by Tuesday!

    Best wishes for your project, Xena! Stay warm!

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  2. Janis Ian, 1967 at the age of 16, performing “Society’s Child.”

    Janis Ian, 2009, talks about and performs “Society’s Child” and other songs.

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    • YES!

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    • Lyrics:

      “Note To God”

      If I wrote a note to God
      I would speak what’s in my soul
      I’d ask for all the hate to be swept away
      For love to overflow

      If I wrote a note to God
      I’d pour my heart out on each page
      I’d ask for war to end and for peace to mend this world
      I’d say, I’d say

      I’d say give us the strength to make it through
      Help us find love ’cause love is overdue
      And it seems like so much is going wrong
      On this road we’re on

      If I wrote a note to God
      I’d say please help us find a way
      End all the bitterness, put some tenderness in our hearts
      I’d say, I’d say

      I’d say give us the strength to make it through
      Help us find love ’cause love is overdue
      And it looks like we haven’t got a clue
      Need some help from you

      Grant us the faith to carry on
      Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
      ‘Cause it seems like so much is going wrong
      On this road we’re on

      No, no
      We can’t do it on our own!
      So, so

      Give us the strength to make it through
      Help us find love ’cause love is overdue
      And it looks like we haven’t got a clue
      Need some help from you

      Grant us the faith to carry on
      Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
      ‘Cause it seems like so much is going wrong
      On this road we’re on

      No, no
      We can’t do it on our own!
      So, so

      If I wrote a note to God

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    • dreamer. I LOVE THIS SONG! I had not heard it previously so you’ve introduced me to a gem. Thank you so much.

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      • You’re welcome, I had a feeling you would love this song. I don’t know how many times I have played this song after I heard it about a year ago.

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  3. It is fine. We will be hear waiting for you when you return. Hugs, Barbara

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    • Yahtzee. I LOVE “Random Acts of Kindness.” Thanks so much for sharing it. It is profound.

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      • YW, Xena.

        Dr. Rex had posted a video by that same group (HumanityHealing) in one of her articles on her blog.

        I liked it so much that I captured its URL and went to YouTube to see if I could find other videos by that same group. I did and “Random Acts of Kindness” was one of the videos.

        Here is the link to Dr. Rex’s article that has the video entitled “The Ripple Effect: The Heartbeat to Eternity” :

        http://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/something-to-think-about-86/

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  4. Woman charged with filing a false “knockout” police report. This takes place in St. Louis.

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    • Whoops, caught in a lie… What is wrong with her when she would rather go along with a made up story instead of facing up to the abuse she received… I know that I will probably hear all about “battered woman syndrome”, but not being a woman, I suppose I will never understand why they stay, and even make excuses and lie to protect the a**wipe that does this to them…

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  5. Matt Gutman ‏@mattgutmanABC 51m

    #GeorgeZimmerman’s GF last month said GZ pointed a shotgun to her head, now tells court she “wants to be with George” wants charges dropped.

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    • towerflower, One of two things, she either received a large sum of money, or a visit from one of George Zimmerman’s racist supporters! Seems I was right at the very beginning, his “Get Out Of Jail Free” card still had some spots left to punch… Some day we will find out what his daddy holds in his portfolio to wield this much power over the justice system…. The only thing that will stop George Zimmerman’s reign of terror is when he meets someone with a bigger penis extension… I’m going to laugh and laugh if they now charge SS with perjury because of her statements that she now say’s she ‘misspoke” (a fancy way of saying lied) when she made them on the official documents….

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  6. I imagine that both Shellie and Samatha will finally tell all ABOUT George:

    Yeah, you keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
    And you keep losing when you oughta not bet
    You keep samin’ when you oughta be a changin’
    Now, what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet

    These boots are made for walking
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of these days these boots
    Are gonna walk all over you

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    • Just posted this where I meant to post it…..on the next page. (so this can be erase here if you wish)

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      • Yahtzee, it’s okay. There’s no way of seeing if it’s connected to a response of a previous comment and deleting it will cause a mess if it is. Your comment deserves to be repeated.

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  8. Continuous live coverage of events following the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

    I don’t know if this will embed properly because it’s live stream, but if not, you should be able to copy the link and open it in your browser.

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  9. Excerpt from Bishop Abrahams sermon:

    We gather today in grateful thanksgiving to God with millions of South Africans and people from around the world to pay tribute and honour a true patriot and one of the greatest statesmen of this century. He transformed the nation and changed the world. He was a man inspired and a man who inspires….. God, you have given:

    You gave us a modern prophet who spoke with courage and conviction.

    You gave us one purified through suffering to bring healing to a bruised and battered humanity.

    You gave us a charismatic transformational leader, a comrade in the march to freedom.

    You gave us a father of the South African nation, a colossus amongst world leaders and a friend to all and enemy to none.

    You gave us one who managed to change the course of history for many South Africans and people across the globe.

    You gave us one who boldly proclaimed that a different world is possible.

    You gave us Nelson Mandela who stood as the collective conscience of a people and achieved what many, in their entire lifetime thought impossible, and he will stand out in history as a beacon of light, a lodestar inspiring many for generations to come.

    http://worldmethodistcouncil.org/sermon-transcript-for-mandela-memorial-service/

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