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Folks, it's time for Dear Leader to draw another red line. Anyone got an erasable marker? We'll need to redraw it a couple of times.
I just laughed when I read that Brown wouldn't want stealing and breaking in to stores. Excuse me? Hadn't he just robbed a store owner of goods and bullied him in the store? Yeah, right. Interestingly, the store called the police after Brown and his bud left. The police had received a different call before that on another situation, and was trying to respond to the prior call when Brown and bud are walking in the middle of the street, thus impeding progress by the police on the prior call. Most likely Brown is thinking that the police were there to arrest him instead, and confront the officer in hopes of getting away. That didn't work out so well if that is what happened. I'm sorry, but Brown was no saint. Whether the officer did the right thing or whether he screwed up, let the jury decide. If he's guilty, put him in the pen. If not, let him go. This has racial bias written all over it. Sharpton and Jackson need to get real jobs. They're frauds.
Excuse me? So, your answer to curing our ills is violent bloodshed across America? Yeah, buddy, that'll solve a lot of problems. That's what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq at this moment. I don't believe I like your line of thinking. Oh, and by the way, I'm a retired U. S. Army officer with 22 1/2 years of honorable service. I served so your suggested remedy doesn't happen inside our borders. Revolution? Really? Think about what you just said. So you want us all to go around fully armed like street thugs and start shooting at anyone we don't like, just because we don't like them? That sounds like the Brown Shirts in Nazi Germany. Move to Cuba or something.
These are fascinating statistics. What is your source, or sources? I have heard that blacks commit more violent crimes against blacks than whites. So, one of these "facts" is wrong. I'm not pointing fingers, I'm sincerely interested in the truth. Where did you discover this information? Just curious.
I taught in a predominantly black high school in the Florida panhandle. I am white. The apathy there was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The vast majority of the children there were being raised by their "aunties," grandmothers or their mothers. The men in the family were largely absent (many in the state pen). Illegitimacy runs high in black births today as a high percentage of the men are after one thing, and you know what that is. Without fathers with good values, the situation just continues to get worse. I found that my skin color didn't matter to most of the kids (there are always some exceptions). They were just appreciative of the fact that somebody cared about them. Until the black "family" unit escapes dysfunctionality (and I don't see that happening any time soon), situations like is happening in Ferguson will continue to happen. Without strong family units, there is little hope for them. Without quality education, there is little hope for them. Without a Heavenly Father in their lives, and without an Earthly Father in their lives, there is little hope for them. The Al Sharpstons and Jesse Jacksons of our time don't give a rip about the black youth of America; they only care about keeping things stirred up so they seem relevant. Keeping the ignorant masses ignorant ensures they will have an audience. It's very sad.
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Hey Mork, We Had a Deal!

Mike889 Wrote: Aug 16, 2014 10:45 PM
I do not understand what you are saying. Clinical Depression itself doesn't kill, i.e., isn't terminal. If it were, I would be dead. Apparently you have never experienced CD, and I hope you never do, if so. With proper medication, in most cases a person with CD can return to a pretty normal life by treating the chemical imbalance in the brain. They are NOT like many other diseases, contrary to what you say. For many, if not most diseases, the cause and effect are known. For many, if not most mental disorders, the effect is evident, but the cause is not. You are probably correct that Williams might have extended his life with proper treatment. We have now been told that he had early onset of Parkinson's Disease that most assuredly exacerbated his CD. Sadly, we lost a great entertainer, the likes of which we shall never see again, as he was so unique.
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Hey Mork, We Had a Deal!

Mike889 Wrote: Aug 16, 2014 8:34 AM
Unless one has experienced deep clinical depression themselves, they cannot possibly understand the almost demonic darkness that one tries to overcome. I know. I'm one of those people. Thanks God that I found help through the VA in 1994. It's unfortunate that many dealing with this horrible disease try to combat it with alcohol and/or drugs. I don't know which came first for Mr. Williams, but I do know that he was experiencing the hopelessness that I know all too well. Clinical depression sucks all the joy out of your life, and it keeps kicking you down to the point that all you want to do is to withdraw from everything in life including life itself. I can only imagine that Robin had come to the point where he saw no hope, and there was nobody around him who understood. What loneliness and despair that is. It is not a state of helplessness. One who is helpless hopes there is help nearby. One who is hopeless, by definition, has no hope and just wants to end it all. I'm happy to say that my Hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ. He provided and provides the Hope that tried to escape me. I don't know Mr. Williams' possible source of hope, but I doubt he had the Hope that I have. There was no contract except with himself, and that was to survive another day. He finally ran out of hope. It is too late for Robin. I loved his entertainment when it was clean. Sometimes it wasn't. I won't hold him up on a pedestal. Rather I'll hold others up in prayer who are experiencing CD. There is hope, and there is Hope. Get help. See a psychiatrist and get the meds needed to help you return to normalcy. Reach out to friends.
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Navy Removes Bibles From Guest Rooms

Mike889 Wrote: Aug 12, 2014 9:56 PM
My thoughts exactly. We are a nation of freedom of, not from religion. I'm sick of the vocal minority, thanks to the PC police, being able to shut down our First Amendment freedoms. We've just about kicked God out of every place in America. How is that working out for us?
Our church is actively "outcrying" to our Heavenly Father. Only He can stop this evil. America has been frozen in its tracks over the years because of the PC movement. It was designed to shut us up . . . and it has worked to perfection. Now, Americans are afraid to speak out. God help us.
Joycey, this is evil in the purist sense, as in demonic evil straight from the pit of Hell. Can there be anything more hideous than the beheading of innocent children in front of their families, then cackling like Satanic beings? I'm a retired Army officer. I never anything closely approaching what the World is witnessing today.
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