Taking A Break – Open Discussion

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small.

There’s so much that I would like to write about, and yet I have no time.  For now, I’m taking a break — a small break — maybe several days.  I’ll be around but just not writing posts.

Use this thread to discuss whatever is on your mind. 

 

 

 

Posted on 12/05/2014, in open discussion and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. What an awesome video to find first thing in the morning!!

    Take your break Lady, It is well deserved!!

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Don’t let the light go out!

    Let it shine through our love and our tears!

    Light one candle for the strength that we need.

    Light one candle for those who are suffering.

    Light one candle for all we believe in!

    And light one candle to bind us together
    With peace as the song in our heart!

    We have come this far, always believing
    That justice will somehow prevail!

    This is the burden. This is the promise.
    This is why we *MUST* not fail !

    [ ~Selected verses from Peter,Paul, and Mary’s “Don’t Let the Light Go Out”]

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  3. We are trying but when will “they” hear all that we are saying? I believe it will happen but I can’t help asking ” when dear Lord, when?” Rest well, dear heart!

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  4. Preach it, Valentine!
    Ham Sandwich and the Zimmerman Defense

    http://valentinelogar.com/2014/12/05/ham-sandwich-and-the-zimmerman-defense/

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    Xena, I love the holiday decorative border that you chose for your page. It’s fantastic! 🙂

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  6. why wasnt this guy slammed to the ground and head smashed into the concrete like the protesters or Eric Garner?? or why wasnt he just shot on sight, he actually did run into ppl and had a gun waving it around like a manic??

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  7. Xena,
    I want you to know that I think you’re amazing and how this doesn’t just drain you mentally and physically. You do this for all of us and it is very much appreciated,
    You do deserve a much need break. I think you are awesome and I love you,
    Loly

    Love the decoration they are so beautiful! : )

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  8. yahtzeebutterfly

    So moving, so heartbreaking!

    Eric Garner’s words: “I’m tired of it. It stops today.”

    It must stop NOW!

    12.05.14
    “The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/05/the-day-i-used-eric-garner-s-voice.html

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  9. yahtzeebutterfly

    Live streaming in NYC now:

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/z/

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  10. Calif. trans woman ran from person and was shot to death while knocking on stranger’s door for help.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/calif-trans-woman-shot-to-death-while-knocking-on-strangers-door-for-help-police/

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  11. Family of Tamir Rice files wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Cleveland and 2 officers.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/city-settled-suit-cleveland-officers-partner-27392867

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  12. yahtzeebutterfly

    Rep. Hank Johnson used his one minute in Congress to recite the following poem:

    Published on Dec 4, 2014 on Youtube

    Black men and boys killed by police.

    I can’t breathe.

    Impunity for the killers – no justice, no peace.

    I can’t breathe.

    Militarized police met peaceful protesters on their knees.

    I can’t breathe.

    Weapons of war – a show of force on our streets.

    I can’t breathe.

    Disenfranchised youth driven to violence as speech.

    I can’t breathe.

    Cynical media think this makes great TV.

    I can’t breathe.

    This cowardly Congress afraid of losing our seats.

    I can’t breathe.

    Half-hearted reform when there’s more that we need.

    I can’t breathe.

    Just thinking about the despair that this breeds.

    I can’t breathe.

    Black lives matter. Hear my pleas.

    “Cong Johnson Says A Poem For Eric Garner Because “I’m A Black Man”

    http://v103.cbslocal.com/2014/12/05/video-cong-johnson-says-a-poem-for-eric-garner-because-im-a-black-man/

    Excerpt:

    Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4th) says “I’m a black man and I see black males being the victims of extra judicial killings that go unaccounted for. There’s no accountability.” Representative Johnson says there seem to be two different systems of justice, “one for us and another for others and that’s just wrong and I can not remain silent at that.”

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  13. I see Yoko Ono and John Lennon. If John Lennon were still alive today, I wonder what he’d say about what’s going on ….. war, police brutality, climate change.

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    • Ren, if John Lennon were alive today and still writing songs like he did, he would probably be reduced to performing at summer festivals. We don’t have the music now that we had in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Some hip hop artists write and sing about war, abuse, etc., but I have a hard time listening to more than one of them at a time unless there is more signing than rapping.

      I can only imagine that if Michael Jackson were alive, he would have produced three albums by now addressing America’s current problems. Listen to the music in the following and tell me if you hear John Lennon’s song. 🙂

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  14. Hat tip to Jueseppi;

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  15. You deserve a break. Love you dearly and rest your mind. We all need in now.

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    • Shyloh, love you too. Although I’m taking a break from writing, I have a hundred things to do at home and for family. A family member just had back surgery yesterday; my office is a mess, the dog wants out, the phone is ringing, and momma needs a new dress, LOL!

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  16. yahtzeebutterfly

    deray mckesson @deray
    New York Daily News @NYDailyNews · Dec 5
    Two Ohio cops are suspended after years of racist texts leaked to a civil rights group.
    http://nydn.us/1vStFfk

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  17. yahtzeebutterfly

    Xena,

    I just saw your note to Shyloh saying that you need to shop for a new dress 🙂

    ” and momma needs a new dress, LOL!”

    Well, I just pre-searched all of the stores and found this one for you, my friend:
    (You can buy it at the “Waste-no-time-looking” store.)

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  18. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Charges not recommended after investigation into Vonderrit Myers death”

    http://fox2now.com/2014/12/05/no-charges-for-police-officer-in-shooting-death-of-vonderrit-myers/

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  19. yahtzeebutterfly

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 45m

    I’ve only spent the past 2 days talking to families in Cleveland and the first thing they wanna say is “It’s as bad as Ferguson here.”

    I had two Cleveland natives yesterday who called me and warned me that getting involved w/ racism in Cleveland is downright dangerous.

    A Cleveland attorney called me last night and described the city as a “hornet’s nest of white supremacy” and a “powder keg”

    I’m going to tell you something I experienced working with folk in Cleveland yesterday. First time I’ve ever had this happen…Every day I get white folk who write me to give me tips and stories. More than half the time they ask me not to say it came from them…

    Yesterday was the first day I’ve ever had so many African Americans (all from Cleveland) say “please don’t say my name.” Folk are afraid.

    You need to study the DOJ report that Eric Holder just released on the Cleveland PD. Google it. Then, guess what…Just 10 years ago the DOJ had to intervene with the Cleveland PD. Clearly didn’t work. Having to do it again now. Deep systems of power.

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    • peni4yothot

      .
      My heart goes out to Cleveland, it reminds me of a Midwest town in Oklahoma. Blacks were afraid to let whites know they had any assets, for fear they’ll fire or have them fired from their job.

      Deep systemic racism. Beaver Creek/ John Crawford non-indictment w/a video.

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      • Peni,

        Blacks were afraid to let whites know they had any assets, for fear they’ll fire or have them fired from their job.

        That happens in Chicago. Most people have two cars — the beater that they drive to work and the newer car for other things because they are concerned that if some bigoted manager or co-worker thinks they are getting ahead of them financially, they will lose their job.

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        • that’s so outrageous, I’ve never heard of that kinda stuff!! I didn’t even understand what Peni4yothot meant by ppl not letting ppl know about their assets.
          that’s so disgusting someone has to be concerned about what BIGOTED LOSERS think!! I hate this shit! I swear this time, this non-indictment really got to me. I feel like we’re always losing this fight. losing hope. feeling defeated. i’m tired and traumatized I think. I’m still waiting for my (our) Trayvon’s justice. i’m sick of the police abusing ppl and I’m sick of Holder repeating the ‘we’re opening up a federal investigation’ announcement OVER AND OVER AGAIN after every state failure and not getting any results!! where’s the state’s responsibilities and why aren’t they being punished for the obvious corruption?? why are media allowed to bullshit the public with these biased bigoted ‘reports’? and why are these politicians being re-elected even tho they’re not doing what the majority of the ppl want?? why are they allowed to act like dictators and disrespecting americans??

          sorry but I don’t think i’m the only one with these feelings lately. I think a lot of ppl are feeling the same way. in fact I bet a lot of us here are getting sick and tired of this stuff.smhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • Shannon,

            that’s so outrageous, I’ve never heard of that kinda stuff!! I didn’t even understand what Peni4yothot meant by ppl not letting ppl know about their assets.

            The same applies to wardrobe and buying a house in a better area.

            and why are these politicians being re-elected even tho they’re not doing what the majority of the ppl want??

            Because the good-guys don’t run for office. If they do and were ticketed for speeding when they were 17, the swift boat crowd will paint them as a lawbreaker. A family member is subject to being arrested during the campaign; mortgage payments are lost in the mail; and their neighbors and former co-workers are interrogated by the media of what the candidate is like going back to his/her great-great grandparents.

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          • yahtzeebutterfly

            “sorry but I don’t think i’m the only one with these feelings lately. I think a lot of ppl are feeling the same way. in fact I bet a lot of us here are getting sick and tired of this stuff.smhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

            Shannon, I for one am one of those and have been so upset.

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        • peni4yothot

          Sad, smh.

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  20. peni4yothot

    Wow, Xena I’m like a little kid, in awe with the colors/designs/butterflies! Really beautiful.

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  21. This is horrific! this murder was premeditated.

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  22. peni4yothot

    May be sensitive for some, however; I was able to LMAO.

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  23. yahtzeebutterfly

    Vicki Walden @TheVikChick · 3h 3 hours ago
    5 Tips For Being An Ally

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  24. yahtzeebutterfly

    DOJ….DOJ
    Put gz away!
    In the slammer
    In the jail
    In the prison NOW!

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