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Bio: I personally have had more positive experiences with local and statewide law enforcement overall as a “law-abiding” citizen. Unfortunately, this might not be the same for many of you out there. Please feel free to share your stories down below.
*I had a personal “good” experience this past winter (2014) when my car got stuck going to work (overnight shift) around 10:45pm. A policewoman was driving around town helped me get “unstuck”. I was very grateful of her driving around town late at night during this last snowstorm/blizzard in Morris
Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
Published: November 28, 2012
Instead of giving out a ticket, Officer Ben Hall went beyond the call of duty for a young mother who couldn’t afford a car seat for her daughter.
Good Morning America
WATCH this amazing holiday spirit: while pretending to pull over drivers, a police officer asks people what they, along with family members, want for Christmas – minutes later, his helpers deliver the gifts. Bravo, Rob Bliss Creative and Lowell Police Department!
Actual Bank Robbery In Detroit — Absolutely Priceless !!!!
2nd Amendment: Right to bear Arms
Police officer buys bed, TV, Wii for teen
Posted: May 07, 2014 9:41 PM CST
“SWAT teams, military contractors and law enforcement from the world over are gathering this weekend in Oakland, CA for the annual event Urban Shield, a training and weapons expo made possible by the Department of Homeland Security and arms manufacturers.”
Illuminati Defector Details
Satanic Cult Plans ‘Fourth Reich’
By Henry Makow, Ph.D
The cult trained military leaders and people under their direction will use arms as well as crowd control techniques to implement this new state of affairs. …Military bases will be set up, in each locality (actually, they are already here, but are covert). In the next few years, they will go above ground and be revealed. Each locality will have regional bases and leaders to which they are accountable. The hierarchy will closely reflect the current covert hierarchy.
NYC subway fight: Swedish cops on vacation break up homeless brawl on uptown 6 train
White Police Chief Loses It and Tells the Blunt TRUTH About Black Crime [VIDEO]
Monday, November 24th, 2014
Justified or NOT?
Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shooting
Michael Walsh,Michael Walsh Fri, Sep 23 10:13 AM PDT yahoo.com
“..One of Vinson’s friends, Michael Scurlock, told CNN that Vinson is “distraught” and “torn” over the incident.
“No matter if it’s justified or unjustified, it’s tough when you have to know that you had to take someone else’s life,” the friend said.
Scurlock said he had a brief phone conversation with Vinson and could tell that the situation was hard for him based on the emotional tone of his voice…”
Yielding to Pressure, Charlotte Releases Videos of Keith Scott Shooting
By ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSETSEPT. 24, 2016 nytimes.com
“…The dashboard video, the lawyers said, appeared to show that the front window on the driver’s side was rolled up. Mr. Bamberg said the video then showed Mr. Scott stepping out of the vehicle, his hands down, with his right hand empty and “some type of object” in his left hand. “It’s impossible to make out what it is,” he said, noting that Mr. Scott was right-handed.
“He doesn’t make any dramatic movements,” Mr. Bamberg said. He also said Mr. Scott seemed “confused.”
In the video, Mr. Scott took a couple of steps forward “in a nonaggressive manner,” Mr. Bamberg said, and then a step back. Gunshots followed…”
*I had a policeman asked me to give him $10/$20 after I asked him if he could borrow me his cell phone to call a relative to pick my mom and I up at the airport (Manilla Philippines) in November 2012.
Video shows cop punching woman on L.A. freeway
Why Did Police Beat an Elderly Man for Jaywalking?
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:12 By The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed
“..But we need to go bigger than that. We need to make a commitment to funding the COPS program so that police work is seen not just as a way to catch the bad guys, but as a way to serve communities all across the country…”
Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security
HEY PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO ASAP !! SHARE IT ONLINE FRIENDS PLEASE !! IS TIME TO PUT A STOP TO ALL OF THIS BARBARIC INHUMAN AND UNCIVILIZED TREATMENT FROM THESE TYPES OF POLICE MEN !!! THE LOCATION WERE THAT HAPPENED WAS IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AND IT HAPPENED TODAY!! JUST RECENTLY, IM ALSO GOING TO TELL ALL OF MY FRIENDS ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS. THESE MEN HAVE NO RIGHT TO WEAR THE UNIFORM MUCH LESS THE BADGE. POLICE BRUTALITY HAS TO STOP.
Full un-edited video presented in Kelly Thomas Murder Trial
Alton Sterling Shot! (*Warning Graphic 18+)
New Video Emerges of Alton Sterling Being Killed by Baton Rouge Police written by
Zack Kopplin thedailybeast.com
“.. homeless man reportedly called 911 after Sterling showed him his gun after the man asked him for money, an official told CNN. A Baton Rouge police dispatcher then told officers a man matching Sterling’s description “pulled a gun” on the 911 caller, according WAFB-TV.
Muflahi walked out the front door when he saw the officers talking to Sterling and said there was no “altercation,” as police claimed, until the cops tasered and tackled Sterling. That’s when Muflahi took out his phone and started recording.
The Daily Beast is publishing this video in its entirety—despite its graphic nature—because it shows what happened before, during, and after the killing of Sterling. A previous video only showed him being tackled and the first two gunshots…”
Here’s what liberals DON’T want you to know about Louisiana shooting victim
Written by Matt Palumbo on July 7, 2016 allenbwest.com
“…Police were called after Sterling had been threatening a homeless man with a firearm for asking him if he had any spare change. The homeless man had made the 911 call. After police arrived, Sterling had resisted arrest, and appeared to make a grab for his firearm at one point. This is still disputable, however. In the video footage of the shooting, you can hear the officer shout “He’s got a gun!” and “if you f—king move, I swear to God.” One of the officers then says something unintelligible, and two shots are fired.
So who is Alton Sterling? For starters, liberals should know he possessed an illegal firearm. As a felon with a lengthy rap sheet, Sterling is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police records show Sterling had been a member of the Bloods gang, and had a list of offenses including battery, assault, drugs and weapons charges, and owed $25,000 in child support. He was also a registered pedophile, having impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 20. The media, by contrast, has portrayed him as a loving father of five.
Baltimore protests death of Freddie Gray – RT Special Coverage
“Published on Apr 22, 2015
Ben Swann reports from the scene of the Baltimore protests following Freddie Gray’s mysterious death in police custody. Swann interviews the Gray family lawyer and a local minister in an attempt to unravel the events going on in the city. Anya Parampil reports live from the protests and captures the mood of the demonstrators. Finally, Manuel Rapalo delivers the latest information on the timeline leading up to and after Gray’s death.”
Top 10 Cases of Police Brutality
Zabrina November 7, 2012
Rodney King tape on national news.flv
The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney King
Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT
St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)
4 Roseville police officers sued for excessive force
Jana Shortal, KARE 11:05 p.m. EDT April 16, 2014
My “Racist Tones” andrealucado.com
“..There is a reason that the second feeling I felt when I heard about the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile was shame. First, I felt sadness. Then, I felt shame…”
EXCLUSIVE: Black man whose shooting death by police was streamed live by his girlfriend had been pulled over AT LEAST 31 times and hit with 63 traffic charges Published: 11:35 EST, 8 July 2016 dailymail.co.uk
The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie
Megan Pauly Oct 11, 2013 theatlantic.com
Requirements vary across the U.S., but experts say training is necessary and helpful.
“…Without the appropriate amount of mental health training for police, experts say, rash stigmatization and misinterpretation of the intentions of the mentally ill can cause vital errors and ultimately make the difference between life and death….
Dallas police shoot mentally ill man on his porch, footage reveals
“Published on Mar 19, 2015
WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
Recently released body cam footage from June 2014 shows two Dallas police officers fatally shooting the mentally ill Jason Harrison seconds after arriving on scene. Shirley Harrison, Jason’s mother, walks past Officers Andrew Hutchins and John Rogers telling them her son is “biopolar, schizo,” when Jason exits the home with a screwdriver. Seconds after telling him to drop it, the officers open fire.”
4 Unarmed Black Men Have Been Killed By Police in the Last Month
From New York City and LA to Ohio and Ferguson, MO, they all died under disputed circumstances.
—By Josh Harkinson
| Wed Aug. 13, 2014 9:50 PM EDT
MUST SEE: How One Filmmaker May Have Prevented the Bundy Standoff From Becoming a Massacre
By Top Right News on April 17, 2014 in Bundy Ranch, Liberty, Politics, Top Clips
“WATCH AND SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE COPS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DOMESTIC ENEMIES DO NOT TRUST ANY OF THEM! YOU DON’T KNOW WHO’S GOOD OR WHO’S BAD ANYMORE! Follow Blaine Cooper
FBI investigating police shooting of camper
This March 16, 2014 photo from an Albuquerque Police Department lapel camera still shows a standoff with an illegal camper in the Albuquerque foothills, before police fired six shots at the man.
AP 1 hr ago (Sat. Mar 29th 2014)| By JERI CLAUSING of Associated Press
Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police
Josh Sanburn @joshsanburn
July 22, 2014
After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating
Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen
Discrepancy in attention given to Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Utah’s Dillon Taylor fuels resentment
Madison Police Response to Shooting Contrasts with Ferguson
Former police officer accused of assaulting 8 boys
*Disclaimer: I don’t encourage fleeing
Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!
Mexico leader vows justice over 43 missing students
By Leticia Pineda (Mon, Oct. 6th 2014)
Ayotzinapa (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexico’s president vowed Monday to punish those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students who vanished in a night of violence blamed on crooked police tied to a drug gang.
Any personal stories (good/bad) related to the stories above? What is your suggestion to solve this growing epidemic?
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US Supreme Court – Freedom to Marry freedomtomarry.org
“…President Carter told Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, senior religion editor of The Huffington Post:
Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things – he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies. (Emphasis added.)…
10:05AM GMT 07 Mar 2014 telegraph.co.uk
“….The Right Rev Dr Paul Colton, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, said he read Baptist pastor Craig Ledbetter’s remarks with “disbelief”.
“It is reprehensible, and is certainly not representative of either the God or Christianity I believe in,” Bishop Colton said.
Mr Ledbetter, head of the Bible Baptist Church of Ballincollig, Co Cork, sparked outrage when he rowed into the referendum debate.
“Homosexuality is a sexual sin, just like rape, just like adultery,” he said.
“If a rapist demanded his crimes to be recognised legally, we as a society wouldn’t allow it.
“When [same-sex marriage] is available elsewhere, you can’t force every religious group to provide it.
“We used to live in a free society. Of all people, liberals demand diversity. Now, they demand conformity. It’s wrong.”…
Published August 02, 2014 Associated Press foxnews.com
“….In Los Angeles, a religious group called Muslims for Progressive Values has been pushing the boundaries with a female imam who performs same-sex and interfaith marriages, support groups for gay Muslims and a worship style that includes women giving sermons and men and women praying together. The group has chapters in half a dozen major U.S. cities and at least six foreign countries and last year was recognized by the United Nations as an official non-governmental organization….
We fully accept all forms of human sexual expression between consenting adults. The Church of Satan has always accepted gay, lesbian and bisexual members since its beginning in 1966. This is addressed in the chapter “Satanic Sex” in The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey…”
Marilyn Manson, from goodfight.org
“…Brian Warner took the first name of a well-known glamour queen (Marilyn Monroe) and the last name of an infamous serial killer (Charles Manson) to come up with the name Marilyn Manson….
Dracula in Drag
…Manson also strongly promotes the unnatural and deviant practice of homosexuality. Manson often dresses like a transvestite and mixes a feminine persona with that of the macabre, appearing like Dracula in drag. Many Satanists seek to promote homosexuality in an attempt to undermine God’s plan for the family. Satanist Aleister Crowley spoke of the family as “Public enemy number one” and also promoted homosexuality among the youth as a way of increasing lawlessness and the break down of the family in the world. In one of Manson’s videos, he shows himself with an Aleister Crowley look alike in a dress, lying with him in various sexual positions. Quite disgusting to say the very least! Manson also has Crowley’s Satanic slogan, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,” at the beginning of chapter nine of his book, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. This chapter is entitled, The Rules. Manson has stated that he is seeking to erode the traditional moral value that homosexuality is wrong….”
October 22, 2013 henrymakow.com
“..Freemasonry is still a force in America and the world. The fact that this group is evidently biased against women (who cannot join) and biased in favor of homosexual relationships should not go unnoticed, and neither should the fact this group is using its influence to try to impose pro-homosexual “values” on the public. ..”
The occultist Illuminati purpose behind the gay agenda in the USA. .abovetopsecret.com
Satanic Illuminati Gay Agenda Exposed
Posted: March 7, 2015 in Culture libertasintel.wordpress.com/
Posted: 04/27/2015 2:11 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago huffingtonpost.com
“…Same-sex marriage should be accepted both as a matter of justice and as a measure that promotes health.  Marriage as an institution is about stable, long-term relationships, which we know encourage health, reduce the risk of some diseases, and promote healthy families. All health professionals know that in those with chronic and severe illness, care almost always relies in part on family. And when things get really difficult, as when life and death decisions need to be made, physicians know that talking with a patient’s partner is not legally the same as working with a patient’s spouse. Many same-sex couples are now raising children, and the health of those children demands that their parents have the full rights and protection of marriage. In our society, marriage is often essential to obtaining and keeping adequate health insurance coverage for both members of a couple and for their children. More than 1,000 federal benefits are conferred by marriage, among them access to family medical leave, Medicaid, and Veterans Affairs medical services. Some of those benefits, however, are in jeopardy for same-sex spouses in states that do not recognize their union. The current situation — with same-sex marriages, including those in families with children, legally recognized in some states but not others — makes no sense, and the harmful consequences for health are well documented….
In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents
“..Uploaded on Apr 14, 2011
In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people who are children of LGBT parents give you a chance to walk in their shoes – to hear their own views on marriage, making change, and what it means to be a family. This film was produced by the COLAGE Youth Leadership and Action Program and directed by Jen Gilomen. http://www.colage.org/..
Gay Marriage’s Constitutional Debate
“Published on Mar 26, 2015
Former NYU Law Professor & ACLU LGBT Rights Director Matthew Coles debates Alliance Defending Freedom Sr. Counsel Jeff Shafer on whether the 14th Amendment requires states to license & recognize same-sex marriages.
Insight: Gay Marriage – Arguments over Islam
By TFP Student Action tfpstudentaction.org
By Abigail Robertson
CBN News Reporter
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 cbn.com
“…A campaign started for Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa was shut down last week after raising a little over $100,000. The campaign was started by a friend of the Kleins after an Oregon judge ruled the family owed $135,000 to the lesbian couple whose wedding the bakery refused to cater in 2013.
After news broke of the incident, the Kleins were forced to close the bakery after the same-sex couple filed a complaint saying the bakery had discriminated against them because of their sexual orientation.
Shortly after the judge’s ruling, the Kleins announced on Facebook that the $135,000 would not come from the now closed business but would come from personal funds.
“He (the judge) is ordering that we pay $135,000 in emotional damages,” they wrote. “This money will not come from the business, but instead would have to be paid from money that should be going to pay for food and housing for us and our five children… This amount will financially ruin us.”
The Kleins continued, saying, “Our government was put in place to protect the people, not to punish people because of their faith. We have had many people ask to help. Someone kindly set up a GoFundMe for us. Thank you to all who are willing to fight for religious freedom.”
Not all gays support same-sex marriage
by Kenyon Farrow | June 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM thegrio.com
“…I can, and have, tried to explain the nuances of homophobia in the Black community. I have also taken many white gay organizations to task for their continued arrogance and racism. Why are Black LGBT folks put into a position where we end supporting homophobia by default? How can we get down to the business of organizing to really aggressively confront the intense marginalization, harassment and rampant violence against Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Black community unless we’re no longer willing to give homophobes cover?
I don’t have to support gay marriage. But I don’t have to give excuses for Black people’s homophobic behavior either…
Obama Wrong to Support Gay Marriage says Dr. Tony Evans
Date:April 26, 2015 mikebickle.org
Christopher Yuan to tour MN with “former homosexual” message
by Andy Birkey September 24, 2014 thecolu.mn
“The goal for Christians should not be homosexuality or even heterosexuality, but instead holy sexuality,“ Yuan said at a recent talk….
“God has clearly set out what holy sexuality means. God gives us two options for holy sexuality: if we are single, then abstinence and if we are married, then faithfulness (and God has very clearly proscribed marriage to be with a man and a woman).
Therefore, my goal has never been to become straight. Because if I become straight, then I would begin lusting after women (which is a sin) and I would still have to focus on holy sexuality. My goal is holiness,” he wrote on his blog. ..”
“…Gay marriage is totally prohibited in Islam as well as in all the divine religions. Gay marriage is an atrocious and obscene act which belongs to unsound nature. Islam teaches that believers should neither do the obscene acts nor in any way indulge in their propagation. Allah says, “Those who love (to see) obscenity published broadcast among the Believers will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and you know not.” (An-Nur 24:19)..
SHOCKING TRUTH About ORLANDO SHOOTING Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You !!!
“Published on Jun 12, 2016
Over 50 people were killed at a gay club called The Pulse in Orlando, FL in the largest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. The man responsible for the shooting, Omar Sadiqqui Mateen, has now been identified as an Islamic fundamentalist and supporter of ISIS. This goes to show the potential dangers of the religion of Islam. True, not all Muslims are terrorists, but a lot of terrorists are Muslims! The fact that the Quran is full of verses inciting Muslims to violence against infidels, Christians, Jews, and homosexuals doesn’t help. Islam is not a religion of peace
Donald Trump gloated on Twitter about the attack, saying he was right about Islamic terrorism all along, which resulted in a negative backlash. And people took to social media and Facebook to share their condolences for the injured and vent their anger against Islamic extremists.
This attack has been part of a trend of increased violence in the United States of America. Incidentally, the Bible indicates that the end times would be full of violence and that Jesus will come back soon to rapture His church. Therefore, the Orlando attack is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Watch this video to learn more!..”
By Paul Strand
CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Saturday, April 25, 2015
“….”Faith actually teaches nothing about hatred toward gays and lesbians; in fact, the opposite. But it also says the behavior is damaging and harmful to your eternal salvation. That’s the faith teaching,” John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews, said….
The Kids Are Not Alright
By Brandi Walton
April 21, 2015 thefederalist.com
Some children of gay parents, just like some gay people, do not support gay parenting or gay marriage. Male and female biology each provide something every child needs—together.
No, I would never align myself to a community as intolerant and self-absorbed as the LGBT community, a community that demands tolerance with fervor and passion, yet does not give it in return, even to its own members at times. In fact, this community attacks anyone who does not agree with them, no matter how lovingly any difference of opinion is expressed.
I myself am a product of the Lesbian Revolution of the 1980s. My mother always knew she liked girls, but tried hard to be a good, straight, southern Baptist girl. When I was a year old, she left my dad for another man, whom we lived with until I was somewhere around four years old. After the divorce, she told my father to leave, which he did, and in his own words, “I did because I knew I couldn’t fight the entire family to see you.” I cannot remember the man she left him for very well, but I can remember being happy living with him. It did not last, however, and when she left him, she left him for a woman.
I knew from a young age that living with two women was not natural. I could especially see it in the homes of my friends who had a mom and a dad. I spent as much time with those friends as I possibly could. I yearned for the affection that my friends received from their dads. I wanted to know what it was like to be held and cherished by a man, what it was like to live with one from day to day…..
Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court
January 23, 2015 – 5:24 PM cnsnews.com
“…B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or father.
In her brief, Dawn Stefanowicz described her experience living in a same-sex household.
“I wasn’t surrounded by average heterosexual couples,” she says in her court brief. “Dad’s partners slept and ate in our home, and they took me along to meeting places in the LGBT communities. I was exposed to overt sexual activities like sodomy, nudity, pornography, group sex, sadomasochism and the ilk.”
“There was no guarantee that any of my Dad’s partners would be around for long, and yet I often had to obey them,” she said. “My rights and innocence were violated.”
“As children, we are not allowed to express our disagreement, pain and confusion,” Stefanowicz explained. “Most adult children from gay households do not feel safe or free to publicly express their stories and life-long challenges; they fear losing professional licenses, not obtaining employment in their chosen field, being cut off from some family members or losing whatever relationship they have with their gay parent(s). Some gay parents have threatened to leave no inheritance, if the children don’t accept their parent’s partner du jour.”
“I grew up with a parent and her partner[s] in an atmosphere in which gay ideology was used as a tool of repression, retribution and abuse,” B.N. Klein wrote of her experience with a lesbian mother. “I have seen that children in gay households often become props to be publicly displayed to prove that gay families are just like heterosexual ones.”
Klein said she was taught that “some Jews and most Christians were stupid and hated gays and were violent,” and that homosexuals were “much more creative and artistic” because they were not repressed and were naturally more ‘feeling.’”
“At the same time I was given the message that if I did not agree (which I did not), I was stupid and damned to a life of punishing hostility from my mother and her partner,” she recounts. “They did this with the encouragement of all their gay friends in the community and they were like a cheering squad. I was only allowed out of my room to go to school. This could go on for weeks.”
“I was supposed to hate everyone based on what they thought of my mother and her partner,” said Klein. “People’s accomplishments did not matter, their personal struggles did not matter, and their own histories were of no consequence. The only thing that mattered was what they thought of gays.”
Robert Oscar Lopez who was also raised by a lesbian mother and her partner, had a different experience which he described as the “best possible conditions for a child raised by a same-sex couple.”
“Had I been formally studied by same-sex parenting ‘experts’ in 1985, I would have confirmed their rosiest estimations of LGBT family life,” Lopez wrote, but then went on to argue against same-sex marriage saying that, “behind these facades of a happy ‘outcome’ lay many problems.”
He describes experiencing a great deal of sexual confusion due to the lack of a father figure in his life. He turned to a life of prostitution with older men as a teenager.
“I had an inexplicable compulsion to have sex with older males,” he recounted, saying he “wanted to have sex with older men who were my father’s age, though at the time I could scarcely understand what I was doing.”
“The money I received for sex certainly helped me financially because it allowed me certain spending money beyond what I earned with my teenage jobs at a pizzeria and in my mother’s [psychiatric] clinic,” he states in the brief. “But the money was not as impactful as the fact that I needed to feel loved and wanted by an older male figure, even if for only as short as a half hour.”
“As early as ten years ago, I developed a clear stance on homosexual relationships. A civil union or some kind of state recognition would have helped my mother and her partner,” Lopez writes.
“Yet the traditional marriage laws in New York State as they existed back then prevented my mother and her partner from entirely cutting my father out of my life,” he explained. “The latter reality proved pivotal because my re-establishment of ties to my father in 1998 led to a transition in my life, from being lost and sexually confused to being stable and romantically fulfilled.”
Katy Faust, who grew up with a lesbian mother and her partner also testified against gay marriage but clarified that “my advocacy against gay marriage and for the rights of children will never include condemnation of my mother and her partner or details about their private lives.”
“When we institutionalize same-sex marriage,” Faust writes, “we move from permitting citizens the freedom to live as they choose, to promoting same-sex headed households. In doing so, we ignore the true nature of the outcropping of marriage.”
“Now we are normalizing a family structure where a child will always be deprived daily of one gender influence and the relationship with at least one natural parent,” she explains, “Our cultural narrative becomes one that, in essence, tells children that they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires.”
*NOTE: This is an on-going blog, which I’m never going to finish this. Stay tune for more….
ACTION: PLEASE share your perspective for both (“for” and “against”) as “we” all need to learn from each other stories. Just like the song prelude to GNR’s Civil War song: “what we got here is failure to communicate”…Let’s sit down and talk to each other, so we can better understand each others unique individual stories -STOP JUDGING!
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says some British nationals “almost certainly” caught up in Nepal’s earthquake, but no reports yet of any Britons killed or injured – follow latest updates telegraph.co.uk
Earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal 2015 | New Video | Nepali News
“Published on Apr 25, 2015
Earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal 2015 | New Video | Nepali News नेपालमा शक्तिशाली भूकम्प
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal ( Nepali Video )
A powerful earthquake shook Nepal killing more than 2152 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.
As officials in Nepal faced the devastation on Sunday morning, they said that most of the 2152 deaths occurred in Katmandu and the surrounding valley, and that more than 4,700 people had been injured. But the quake touched a vast expanse of the subcontinent. It set off avalanches around Mount Everest, where at least 17 climbers died. At least 34 deaths occurred in northern India. Buildings swayed in Tibet and Bangladesh.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, struck shortly before noon, and residents of Katmandu ran into the streets and other open spaces as buildings fell, throwing up clouds of dust. Wide cracks opened on paved streets and in the walls of city buildings. Motorcycles tipped over and slid off the edge of a highway.
Four of the area’s seven Unesco World Heritage sites were severely damaged in the earthquake: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a temple complex built in the shape of a conch shell; Patan Durbar Square, which dates to the third century; Basantapur Durbar Square, which was the residence of Nepal’s royal family until the 19th century; and the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in the Himalayas.
नेपालमा शक्तिशाली भूकम्प गएको छ । लम्जुङ जिल्लालाई केन्द्रबिन्दू बनाएर शनिबार दिउँसो ७.५ म्याग्निच्यूटको भूकम्प गएको हो ।
भूकम्पबाट काठमाडौंको सुनधारास्थित ऐतिहासिक ९ तले धरहरा पूरै ढलेको छ ।”
By Manesh Shrestha, Ralph Ellis and Mark Morgenstein, CNN
Updated 3:04 PM ET, Sun April 26, 2015 cnn.com
“…On Sunday, Nepal began coming to terms with the death and devastation left by earthquakes and aftershocks. At least 2,430 people died in Nepal alone, and that number is sure to climb. Counting fatalities in India and China, more than 2,500 were killed…..
Cheers for a survivor
Only a few bright moments occurred in Kathmandu.
A clip on Nepal State Television showed uniformed soldiers frantically digging through rubble in a tight space and slowly extracting a man in a while shirt and a green belt. They slid the man onto a stretcher and carried him down a ladder to the street below where onlookers cheered.
Many other rescues were performed by regular citizens or tourists — people dressed in street clothes who lacked stretchers and other proper tools. In one scene, four men carried an injured man in their arms while a fifth man ran beside the group, fanning the man’s face with a magazine.
Formanek said people are banding together in other ways, with stores shuttered and very few sources of food and drinkable water.
“Communal kitchens have been set up for cooking. Not by the government — people set them up on their own,” she said….
The world came together to help the victims of the deadly typhoon of my parent’s homeland (Philippines), so I wanted to show my gratitude by doing what I can to help the victims from the earthquake in Nepal the other day (Saturday, April 25th 2015-U.S. Central Daylight Time)…
What can “we” do?
7.8 earthquake in Nepal, time to pray. from stepsofjustice.org
“On the morning of April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal and the surrounding areas. Over 1,300 people have died in the past 12+ hours and that number will only rise in the next few days. As brothers and sisters we need to respond to our fellow man and woman in that region. There is no wrong way to respond, the only wrong thing is not to respond. Here are a few ways you can respond to this need currently.
Pray– Pray for peace and healing. Pray that the aftershocks will be few and of low magnitude. Pray for the workers who are going in there to help with the recovery efforts. Pray and ask if Jesus wants you to give or go.
Give– There are many ways to give to this need. There are also many organizations who are providing ways to give. Here are a few from an article in Mashable:
Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the disastrous quake, from samaritanspurse.org
A Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team member who arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the early morning hours on Sunday is seeing incredible destruction, death, and need.
“There’s a lot of hurting people here,” said Patrick Seger, the team leader for our response. “I saw a number of needs out there, a number of dead people, a lot of structures had fallen. A lot of people lost their homes and lost their incomes. They’re trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”….
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When driving, do you think about the people close to you or the people around you? I think this is a perspective all drivers need when behind that wheel…
April 4, 2013 claimsjournal.com
“Of the more than 65,000 people killed in car crashes over the past two years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers was distracted. That’s according to police report data analyzed by Erie Insurance in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration….
April 14, 2015 8:11 AM minnesota.cbslocal.com
“MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.
While it’s legal for most drivers to talk on the phone while driving, it’s against the law to use the Internet or send texts or tweets, even if stopped at a light or stop sign.
The state estimates there were 3,200 texting-while-driving citations issued last year
Fines can range from $125 to $145 depending on the county. “
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A “friend” just told me yesterday that he will be laid off from his job within the next two months, which can be very discouraging for everyone who has been in his shoes. One starts feeling depressed and many questions come to their mind (e.g. what did I do wrong? Was it because of this situation?). Also, one starts believing false lies about themselves (e.g I’m not good enough. I’m a loser. I seem to not be able to do anything right, etc…). How do I know? I had the exact feelings 7+ years ago. I was laid off from my job that I have right now. I even looked back what I wrote at that time…
All of last week (October 6th-10th), it was in the news 24/7 about our “shrinking downfalling economy”. Weeks ago there was a natural disaster in Texas-Hurricane Ike, which “America” (media) has seem to have forgotten our fellow friends down there. It kind of shows where our priorities we put in our life-money! Anyways, I fell I’ll be adding more to this site for awhile during this so called “heading towards a depression”.
I want to encourage you all that God has a purpose for each individuals through this “difficult season”. I learned this towards the end of last year when I was first layed-off from my job (for a week only as I was called back-in to fill-in a staff leaving for “maternity leave”, which my “full-time”: benefits too was taken away) right before Thanksgiving of 2007. I was then off from work for 3-4 weeks in May, which during this whole time since November-I was seeking God on “what’s next” => pursue a “teaching licensure” in ESL (see GoodnewsEverybody: Liberal Arts-English). …
Here are some resources I found online to equip you at this particular “season”. I mean “season” because your just in a time period that won’t last long. We all go through phases/seasons in life, just keep persevering and don’t give-up!
Laid Off — Now What? career-advice.monster.com
Losing your job can be disorienting and difficult, but you have the power to take action. Yes, the layoff is the end of one chapter in your working life, meaning you need to build yourself back up and find that new beginning. These articles will help you make the most of your situation and come out in the best position possible:….
Target says 1,700 to be laid off
The corporation put a plan in action in hopes of saving $2 billion in costs.
The Associated Press Mar 10th 2015 1:51PM jobs.aol.com
Halliburton list shows layoffs hitting all levels of oil patch
Author: Robert Arnold, Investigative Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published On: Feb 23 2015 10:02:54 PM CST click2houston.com
Dysart Unified School District to lay off more than 100 teachers
9:51 PM, Jan 15, 2015 abc15.com
Stories of Professionals
Posted: 06/15/2012 3:17 pm EDT Updated: 06/15/2012 3:17 pm EDT huffingtonpost.com
How to Manage Finances?
Another “positive” outcome from being laid-off was that it forced me to budget and buy only “necessary” goods and live more of a healthier life. I realized I wasted money on a lot of “junk” food, so I would cut down or eliminate on this section of my grocery list.
“…Savings come in several forms, including retirement, smaller goal-oriented savings, large purchase savings, and emergency funds. Your emergency savings help you navigate around potential disaster if you’re suddenly laid off.
Determine How Much You’ll Need
At one time, 3 to 6 months set aside was the standard advice. That’s no longer the case. Many financial experts now suggest 6 or even 9 months worth of living expenses are needed to offset the loss of income. That might seem like an enormous goal, but with longer average periods of unemployment, less than 6 months of savings might not be enough….
Dave Ramsey “Budgeting” Money Makeover – 1/10
Don’t let emotions overrun your financial security. By Daniel Bortz
Oct. 17, 2012 | 9:45 a.m. EDT
“…To get your finances in order, the first step is filing for unemployment. Most states facilitate the process by enabling people to apply online. The average unemployment benefit in 2011 was $300 per week, which may seem paltry compared to what you were previously making, but it at least helps lessen the load of your expenses. In most states, workers can receive unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks. Due to the high unemployment period—as of September, the average length of unemployment was 39.8 weeks—some states have extended the benefits past 26 weeks.
To qualify, you had to have been let go from your job due to no negligent action of your own. If you were fired, you can contest the termination with your state’s Department of Labor, says Joe Heider, a certified financial planner at Rehmann Financial in Cleveland, Ohio. Those who qualify for unemployment can expect to receive the first check within two to three weeks.
However, Christopher P. Parr, a certified financial planner and president of Parr Financial Solutions in Columbia, Md., warns people not to get too comfortable while collecting unemployment to the point where they don’t push themselves to find a new job….
(see Jeremiah 29:11)
Sometimes being laid off can be “positive” 🙂 When I got laid off in 2008, it forced me to look for other career possibilities. I was volunteering at the local school teaching English as a Second Language & G.E.D (high school diploma) in my 4th year or so, which I decided to pursue teaching. I ended up taking classes via online for a year or so and got a teaching certificate, which paved the way to my current part-time job teaching the same evening a week.
September 24, 2013/ Jamerrill Stewart thebettermom.com
“..Recycling metal. My husband is a car guy and has always had extra metal, or even an extra car or two, lying around. He was able to take loads of scrap metal to recycle and make $200-$300 per load. He wasn’t able to do this every week, but when he did get enough metal together it was a huge blessing.
Yard sales. I pulled together a yard sale and made $250 in one weekend. It was amazing how people bought up items that I considered junk. Anything in our house that wasn’t nailed down was purged in a good yard sale.
Money in the mail. One day my husband came back from the mailbox with an envelope full of money. His co-workers were so upset over the fact that my husband was fired, and right before the holidays, they took up a collection. It was over $500 cash, plus one man sent an $89 check from his church.
I got a job. It wasn’t what I wanted to do. I wasn’t being a whiner. I just had so clearly felt the Lord led me to lay down my nursing job, and here I was a year later looking for work again. It was a faith-struggle for me at the time. Nonetheless, the unemployment we were counting on fell through and I knew that eating was important. Even though nurses were having trouble finding jobs at that time in our area, I was able to make one phone call and have a nursing position again. It wasn’t full-time, but it was enough to help us through….
His big comeback came to a horrifying end when this San Francisco Giant pitcher broke his arm during a game, from cbn.com
Being laid off also encourage me to explore my other gifts, talents, skills, etc… I recommend reading this book called “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. How do you know what is your calling or purpose in life? The analogy in the beginning of the book that encourage me is the line that said, “if you want to know what an invention is, you have to ask the inventor/creator” (paraphrase-> see Rick Warren – Purpose Driven Life Audiobook Ch. 1 from youtube.com).
This season in my life back in 2008 also built my faith and gave me more compassion for people who have been unemployed.
Promises for Those Struggling with Unemployment, livingbyfaithblog.com
What Does the Bible Say About Job Loss? – OpenBible.info from openbible.info
9 Prayers to get that breakthrough Job (Profitable employment) prayersfire.com
Have a prayer request?…
Got any personal stories somewhat similar to the ones above to encourage others out there?
Back in April 25th of 2014, I did some research and found this new “expensive” air filter that supposedly helps lower my gas mileage. I ordered it and right when I was about to put it in, a friend (mechanic for over 20+ years) recommended me to put a cool air-intake valve in my 2000 Toyota Corolla after sharing my lack of power. It cost about $200 on ebay.com. I thought it would be worth it in the long run as he told me it will not only increase my engine power, but also my gas mileage. Well, he did install it, but it wouldn’t fit-meaning the preexisting “circular” tubes connecting to the rest of my engine wouldn’t connect with the “square-size” tube of my new cool air intake valve. When I drove, I would have problems with my engine as it would just stall as I would try to drive from my driveway or continue after stopping at an intersection. I thought this was just an off and on preexisting “troubleshooting” mechanical issue in the past (I tried to fix this by putting new spark plugs/new tune-up after seeing a local mechanic that wasn’t able to figure this out too).
*This isn’t my video, but thought this was a good video that I found that shows the power of the cool air intake valve!
Well, one weekend (February 20th in 2015) trip going to the cities, I had he worst experience with this. Somehow the connection of the intake and engine got disconnected somehow (probably from a strong jolt in the vehicle). When I was driving through St. Paul, I had problems accelerating after almost ever intersection. I even decided to videotape one and was able to record the car behind me honking..lol! I decided this was it and it was time to get another profession mechanic to hopefully find a solution.
When I got to St. Paul, I was able to schedule my vehicle the next day. At this time, I wasn’t sure the exact “issue” as I thought it might be the battery (the positive and negative cables) being loose. The same place I took it in a month ago suggested me to get this looked at. However, in between this time in Morris, I was able to fix the looseness of the battery. Thus, I felt this wasn’t the issue. On Saturday morning after I dropped my vehicle, they called and told me it was an issue with the electronic sensor. They estimated (Master Brake Sensor) it to cost $400 to replace my existing electronic device. I was like , what???!! …they they replied, “if” that is the major issue. An hour or so later, they told me it wasn’t. I was half and half relieved. Relieved that I don’t have to pay the $400, but not relieved that they couldn’t figure out the problem. I then walked there and picked it up and got more frustrated after I left as I had a tougher time driving it home. I got stalled in the middle of the street (2 cars had to go around me-somewhat embarrassing), but I was fortunately able to restart it and continue to drive home to my parents. I was very frustrated and decided to “google” a possible solution. I don’t remember if I did specifically pray, but I found this site “Custom Cold air intake v2 for my corolla”-“silicone rubber” that gave me a great idea on the solution of the “irregular” connection problem. I want to thank God for this “idea” as I feel it was the wisdom (see spiritual gifts) from the Lord!. Praise Jesus!
I drove to the local auto shop, but they didn’t have this particular 4″ to 3.5″ 102mm – 89mm Silicone hose straight reducer coupler, Black, turbo,USA part. I was about to go to the hardware store, but they were closed…bummer! I wasn’t too stressed about it as I thought finding this solution was a HUGE relief and I was willing to wait till I get to the Menards in Alexandria, where I’ll stop along the way back to Morris. I took several visits in various hardware stores in Morris to find the “right one” (actually a 4″ to 4″ Silicone Coupler did the job! I then put black duck tape around the coupling to make it more sturdy and haven’t had any problems since…praise the Lord!
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