Satan and the Politician

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While walking down the street one day a politician is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven, standing in front of the pearly gates he’s is met by St. Peter at the entrance. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name.

“So, you’re a politician…” “Well, yes, is that a problem?” “Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell. After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!”

“Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell??” says the politician. “Them’s the rules” says St Peter clicking his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy disappears… The politician awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell. Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing. Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right?

“Open your eyes!” says a voice. “C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!”. Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. “Who are you??” The politician asks. “Well, I’m Satan!” says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. “Welcome to Hell!” “Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?” he asks. Satan throws him a wink. “Oh, we’ve been a bit mis-represented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…”

Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. “It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes’ drive out past the beach and harbor!” says Satan, answering his unasked question.

So Satan and the politician head down in the elevator, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cheerily talks shop with the laughing staff.  As he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him.

Later the politician and his wife return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced. They return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After 6 hours of intense passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep…

The man is woken up by St Peter. “So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?” “No sir!” says the man. “So then” says St Peter “you can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on”. “Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell” says the politician. “Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!” Says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again.

The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean of putrid smells. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. “What’s this??” He cries. “Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???”

“Ah”, says Satan. “You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted…”

Pigmentary Demarcation: Systematic Discrimination and Inhumane Treatment Defined by Skin Color

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Bigots have no shortage of language to express their small-mindedness; it’s a well-honed vernacular in a country still struggling with race even decades after constitutionally protected equality was established… When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression and as Toni Morrison said “In this country American means White. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”

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Aetna Ins. Co. of Hartford CT. newspaper ad informing the public they’ve moved to a new location but are still offering “Negro Slaves for Sale”

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RACE describes categories assigned to demographic groups based on observable PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS such as SKIN COLOR, HAIR TEXTURE, LIP, NOSE and EYE SHAPE.

ETHNICITY refers to the SOCIAL CHARATERISTICS people may have in common, such as language, religion, regional background, culture, foods, etc. Ethnicity is revealed by the traditions one follows, a person’s native language, and so on.

NATIONALITY is the legal relationship between a person and a country.

RACISM is systematic discrimination because of race. It is the belief all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Racism was established long before nationality and religious bigotry existed.

In ancient Egypt there were no vowels; Negro was represented as N-G-R and pronounced en-jer, which is auditory for GOD. Therefore N-G-R: NEGRO translates to Devine Being or God. Moving forward to 735 BC Rome where the language of Latin came into use; Nigrum or Negro (pronounced neg-ro) meaning the color black originated as a neutral term referring to people with black skin.

(1280-1337) African ruler Mansa Musa was the fourteenth century emperor of the Mali Empire. Mansa Musa established religious freedom. Education was free and encouraged. He even established a university. People came from all over the world to study at this famous university. When Muslim scholars visited Mali, they were surprised at the people’s clothes. About 90,000 men on duty at any one time to guard the gold mines and Traders always stopped at Mali as they knew they would be welcomed, fed, housed, and safe because of Mansa Musa’s generosity. Trade with Mali was always good for the traders who had come so far. Mansa Musa traveled with 100 camels, each carrying 300 lbs of gold. After adjusting for inflation, he was worth $400 billion in today’s currency which is more than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined, with $200 billion left over for good measure.

Skipping forward many centuries to the 1500’s and progressing through the mid 1800’s, the Atlantic Slave Trade transported over 10 million African’s; nearly 15% of slaves were captured in the River Niger Delta Region in West Africa and delivered to the coast to be sold at European trading ports. It is believed these slaves were called Niger’s (pronounced Ni-gir) to differentiate them from other regions such as the Congo, Angola or Cameroon.

Word alterations in the US and the negative connotations they elicit as a description of a “negro or “N,” with no value attached to the word itself. During the period of subjugation the words “N” or “Black” was situated in front of a first name to distinguish a slave from a White person with the same first name establishing the pigment demarcation line, thus becoming an intentional derogatory term to belittle and degrade.

The racial formation and derogatory use of the “N” word is not much different than plantation owners feeding slaves as cheaply as possible with poor quality leftover waste foods and scraps as a means of a complex social, economic and political system to control and punish. African slaves were extremely creative with their provisions which evolved into the distinct cuisine, Soul Food; the correlation and racial project being, by using the “N” word by Blacks in today’s culture; it is now elevated to a level of sophistication, thereby negating the disparaging intent.

Nigga vs Nigger is a representation of homophones with the “N” word defining peoples’ who are economically, politically, socially enslaved and dominated under the rule of oppression by the use of racial formation, or as Voltaire claimed “The negro race is a species of men different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds”. While the word “nigga” is a phrase used in the Black community to define brotherhood, friendship, affections and at times even animosity, it’s the latter of the two which many Black’s chose to use as a term of endearment.

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FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
Fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory. The idea of the fugitive slave law was derived from the Fugitive Slave Clause which is in the United States Constitution (Article IV, Section 2, Paragraph 3). It was thought forcing states to deliver escaped slaves to slave owners violated states’ rights due to state sovereignty and was believed that seizing state property should not be left up to the states. The Fugitive Slave Clause states escaped slaves “shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labor may be due”, which abridged state rights because retrieving slaves was a form of retrieving private property. After the compromise of 1850, the Supreme Court made slavery a protected institution and arranged a series of laws allowing slavery in the new territories and forced officials in Free States to give a hearing to slaveholders without a jury. Northerners felt like this was a kidnapping process.

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Massachusetts had abolished slavery in 1783, but the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 required government officials to assist slavecatchers in capturing fugitives within the state.

The cruelty of slavery.

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The enslavement of African’s in the America’s by the nations and people’s of Western Europe created the economic engine which funded American Capitalism

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Slaves were punished for a variety of reasons, most of the time it was for working too slow or running away

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The White Christian and moral influences have not only done little to prevent the Negro from becoming a criminal they deliberately shut him out of society.

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Cudjo Lewis (1841 – 1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Bantè region of Dahomey (today Benin).

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According to news sources “HE” made that nigger wear a bell for a year and took it off on Christmas as a present “It sho did make a good Nigger outta him”

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Goldsboro NC … His pants have been pulled down and he was castrated.

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Delaware 1907: Two prisoners in pillory and another tied to a whipping post below.

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Young children were not immune from field work 6 days a week from dawn to dusk

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Wet Nursemaid: She was free, technically, and paid a wage of about 10 dollars a month. However, she was basically enslaved. She saw her own children once every 2 weeks, meaning she couldn’t use her own body to provide nourishment for her own children. To feed white children when you are racially oppressed by the white race was traumatizing to say the least. Negro nurses typically worked 14-16 hour days. She had to be at the child’s beck and call to feed and bathe this baby and take care of any older children in the household. It was dehumanizing and robbed her of her dignity.

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Gordon, or Whipped Peter, was a slave on a Louisiana plantation who escaped from slavery in 1863. He would go on to serve as a soldier in the United States Colored Troops. Harper’s Weekly published photos of Gordon’s scarred back, the result of his time in slavery. The photos helped make slavery more real for those living in the North and accelerated the Union cause in the war.

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African-Americans made up less than 1 percent of the North’s population but were 10 percent of the Union Army. Black men weren’t allowed to join the army until 1863. About 180,000 Black men, more than 85 percent of eligible African-Americans in the Northern states, fought. While White soldiers earned $13 a month, Black soldiers earned only $10 — and then were charged a $3 clothing fee that lowered their monthly pay to $7. The highest paid Black soldier made less than the lowest paid White one. After protesting by refusing to accept their wages and gaining support from abolitionist Congressmen, Black soldiers finally received equal pay in 1864 — paid retroactively to their enlistment date.

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Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas Chandler who accompanied his master to war as a “bodyguard.” This tintype is the only one of its kind showing a Confederate soldier with his slave. It was proven Silas was a slave through his pension records and he had not been set free or bought his freedom prior to the war and the Chandler family had not donated the land upon which Silas founded a church for former slaves after the war. The weapons in the famous photograph were props likely given to them just for the picture. READ MORE

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Whites Used Blacks as Alligator Bait

In 1908 the Washington Times reported that a keeper at the New York Zoological Garden baited “Alligators With Pickaninnies” out of their winter quarters. In the article two “small colored children happened to drift through the reptile house among the throng of visitors” and they were “pressed into service.” The alligators “wobbled out as quick as they could after the ebony mites, who darted around the tank just as the pursuing monsters fell with grunts of chagrin into the water.” The alligators were “coaxed” into their summer quarters by “plump little Africans”

The practice has been documented in at least three movies: “Alligator Bait” (1900) and “The ‘Gator and the Pickaninny” (1900). And the story of two black boys who served as alligator bait was told in “Untamed Fury” (1947).

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Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, USA, August 3, 1920. Lyniching Blacks 2

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This mans’ pants are pulled down to humiliate and scare him before he’s castrated then hung

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Washington was accused of raping and murdering Lucy Fryer, the wife of his white employer in rural Robinson TX . Washington a mildly mentally challenged was tried for murder in Waco, in a courtroom filled with furious locals. The trial lasted about one hour and after four minutes of deliberation, the jury’s foreman announced a guilty verdict and a sentence of death. After his sentence was pronounced, he was dragged out of the court by observers, they put a chain on his neck and lynched him in front of Waco’s city hall. Over 16,000 spectators, including city officials and police, gathered to watch the attack. There was a celebratory atmosphere at the event, and many children attended during their lunch hour. Members of the mob castrated Washington, cut off his fingers so he couldn’t climb the chain, and hung him over a bonfire. He was repeatedly lowered and raised over the fire for about two hours. After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs. A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco.

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Ruben(photo above) July 19, 1935 Ruben Stacy 32 hangs from a tree in Ft. Lauderdale FL. Stacy was lynched by a mob of angry masked White men who seized him from the custody of sheriff’s deputies for allegedly attacking a white woman.Hang 4

 

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There’s a note attached to a body which reads: “Let this be a warning to you niggers to let white people alone or you will go the same way”

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Tuskegee Overview

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972, ran for forty years in Macon County, Alabama during the mid-20th century, is one of the more appalling and deceitful of the bunch.by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government.

Public Health Service enrolled six hundred Macon County men, 399 with syphilis and 201 who weren’t infected, to be part of the study. None of the men actually knew what the study was for. They were lured in with the promise of “free health care,” something that none of them had, and treatment of “bad blood,” a general localized term that encompassed several different afflictions, including anemia, fatigue, and other venereal diseases.

The men were told that they were going to get free medical exams, meals, and burial insurance. For those who actually had syphilis, they were never informed of their diagnosis nor given any treatment for it. Additionally, very painful and unnecessary spinal taps were performed on many in the study.

Subjects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment were never administered nor offered penicillin as treatment. The study administrators wanted to watch the progression of the disease as the men got sick and, in many cases, died for the forty years the study went on even though for much of it a relatively effective treatment was available. All total it’s estimated that 128 of the men died either directly from syphilis or complications related to it, 40 infected their wives (and in some cases possibly others), and there were 19 of the men’s children born with congenital syphilis.

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When asked why they had to receive several “back shots” (spinal taps) researcher’s repeatedly lied to the men, claims the shots were “therapeutic” when in fact the spinal taps gave insight to the infection from the spine canal to the brain.

Cousins Recall Emmett Louis Till’s Murder
https://whatzenalotionbar.wordpress.com/emmett-tills-cousins-recall-historic-murder/

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A poster rallying White voters to oppose enfranchisement allowing African American’s to vote

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Alabama State Troopers Attack John Lewis st the Edmund Pettis Bridge

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Mumia Abu Jamal in his younger years as a member of The Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Panthers Party for Self Defense.

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Seen around the borders of the curfew zone which makes explicit the policies of White People’s racism

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CollageSeptember 10, 1963 a white student had been photographed wearing a sign on his shirt that read “Keep West End White.” On either side of the word “Keep” appeared two Confederate flagsLittle Rock School

Patricia Marcus“Birmingham, ALA., Sept. 11, 1963 —CAR WINDOW SMASHED—One of two Negro girl students who desegregated West End High School in Birmingham sits in car and is partially framed by broken auto window. A rock was hurled through the window as the Negro girls were leaving the school area after class this afternoon. (APWirephoto) 1963”

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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Personhttps://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person/

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Jim Zwerg

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In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) began to organize Freedom Rides. The first departed from Washington DC and involved 13 black and white riders who rode into the South challenging white only lunch counters and restaurants. When they reached Anniston, Alabama one of the buses was ambushed and attacked. Meanwhile, at an SNCC meeting in Tennessee, Lewis, Zwerg and 11 other volunteers decided to be reinforcements. Zwerg was the only white male in the group. Although scared for his life, Zwerg never had second thoughts. He recalled, “My faith was never so strong as during that time. I knew I was doing what I should be doing.”

The group traveled by bus to Birmingham, where Zwerg was first arrested for not moving to the back of the bus with his black seating companion, Paul Brooks. Three days later, the riders regrouped and headed to Montgomery. At first the terminal there was quiet and eerie, but the scene turned into an ambush, with the riders attacked from all directions. . “Mr. Zwerg was hit with his own suitcase in the face. Then he was knocked down and a group pummeled him” The prostrate activist was beaten into unconsciousness somewhere around the time a man took Zwerg’s head between his knees while others took turns pounding and clawing at his face. At one point while Zwerg was unconscious, three men held him up while a woman kicked him in the groin. After it seemed that the worst of the onslaught was over, Zwerg gained semi-consciousness and tried to use the handrails to the loading platform to pull himself to his feet. As he struggled to get upright, a white man came and threw Zwerg over the rail. He crashed to the ground below, landing on his head. He was only the first to be beaten that day, but the attack on him may have been the most ruthless. Zwerg recalls, “There was nothing particularly heroic in what I did. If you want to talk about heroism, consider the black man who probably saved my life. This man in coveralls, just off of work, happened to walk by as my beating was going on and said ‘Stop beating that kid. If you want to beat someone, beat me.’ And they did. He was still unconscious when I left the hospital. I don’t know if he lived or died.”

Zwerg was denied prompt medical attention because there were no white ambulances available. “I suppose a person has to be dead before anyone will call an ambulance in Montgomery” were Jim’s words as he lay in the hospital bed after being brutally beaten. He remained unconscious for two days and stayed in the hospital for five days. His post-riot photos were published in many newspapers and magazines across the country. After his beating, Zwerg claimed he had had an incredible religious experience and God helped him to not fight back. In a 2013 interview recalling the incident, he said, “In that instant, I had the most incredible religious experience of my life. I felt a presence with me. A peace. Calmness. It was just like I was surrounded by kindness, love. I knew in that instance that whether I lived or died, I would be OK.” In a famous moving speech from his hospital room, Zwerg stated, “Segregation must be stopped. It must be broken down. Those of us on the Freedom Ride will continue…. We’re dedicated to this, we’ll take hitting, we’ll take beating. We’re willing to accept death. But we’re going to keep coming until we can ride from anywhere in the South to any place else in the South without anybody making any comments, just as American citizens.”

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America was built on the back of Native Americans and Blacks; these are things EVERY White American should be ashamed of, certainly not proud of.
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/america-was-built-on-the-back-of-native-americans-and-blacks/

By the way, the term “Final Solution” was not coined by the Nazis. It was Indian Affairs Superintendent, Duncan Campbell Scott, Canada’s Adolph Eichmann, who in April 1910 plotted out the planned murder to take care of the “Indian problem”.

101 Massacres – 23,000 plus, 1st Nation Peoples Exterminated by White Settlers and Military
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/100-massacres/

Snake Oil History

Thank you Rudy TwoMoon

Lady2Soothe

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If you think the worst thing to happen in amerikkka history was the 1913 fed reserve takeover. …..then you don’t understand history whatsoever.

Let me remind you of the great manifest destiny times starting in, oh say, 1492 and ending……..maybe someday in the future.

1978 (yes i said 1978 and not 1878) was the year it became legal for 1st nations to practice our spiritual beliefs without fear of jail time …..(but let me share a secret, we weren’t all let out of prison until 1982-83 because the states didn’t want to let us people out, for profit purposes and of course just to keep us contained).

Ya know, prior to 1913 we kinda had a hard time with amerikkkans. Ya know, the casual genocide, land takes, re-education, forced religion, biological warfare, reservations, food rationing, eugenics, buffalo and fish exterminations, imprisonment for being born, ya know, the same ol bullshit that occurs when a militarized occupying force invades another’s homeland.

If you actually believe Americas problems occurred because of some federal reserve took over the white man’s stolen property and replaced it with false promissory notes of no value, then you may have been educated by the same militarized occupying force used on us, and un-education on your part should be highly considered.

Man Belongs to Earth

Authored by Rudy TwoMoon
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“Mother Earth can live without us, but we can’t live without her”…….might be a lie you have been programmed to believe. No, I don’t think this statement true. Out of fear, terror and the need to survive, we would destroy all that is left just to live just a little bit longer. We would claw and sever the last ounce of blood and die with her.

We do have a reason on this planet, and it may be in trade to provide life giving force to another. We at one time had agreed to be the oxygen to plants. Maybe our medicines were given to us for their survival.

How many millions of plant lives have gone extinct because the Redwood trees darkened the forest? What if trees at some point taught us basket weaving so we would always keep a space for their long term survival? What if they said to us, “without you keeping these spaces open for us to grow, another will move in, and one day we will be no more. We will make you a deal. We teach you how we may better your lives, to use us in a way for your survival, that we may live as long as you live.”

Maybe our actions have the potential to assist. Maybe you are important to the eco system on this planet. Maybe someone has taught you to regurgitate this statement for the purpose of self-defeat…

Accept without ego you have a rightful place on this wonderful planet. Accept you are important and can give….. by just being.

~something to think about.

Deadly Selfies

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Twelve people died during selfie accidents compared to eight people which were killed in shark attacks.

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There are many more deaths which did not make news headlines. An aid to the Russian interior minister, reported that “dozens of selfie – related deaths” have occurred in Russia alone.

– An American woman fell to her death while taking a selfie with her boyfriend on a cliff in South Africa.
– Two Russian men were killed while taking a selfie with a hand grenade.
– Three Indian students were killed by an oncoming train while taking selfies on train tracks.
– A Romanian teenager was electrocuted when she was taking a selfie on top of a train and touched a high-voltage wire.
– A Russian teen was also electrocuted after touching live wires while taking a selfie near railway tracks.
– A Russian woman shot herself in the head while trying to take a selfie with a gun.
– A woman in Moscow City died falling from a bridge, where she was trying to take a selfie.
– A teenager in Houston, Texas, fatally shot himself while taking a selfie with a gun.
– A Japanese tourist died falling down the stairs while taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal.

So many of us have a camera full of selfies and continue to document our every move. It’s completely understandable so many of us do so since we are influenced by popular apps such as Instagram and Facebook. Sharing and taking photos allows us to share our creativity and express ourselves. I have seen so many teenagers going out of their way to take cool photos in dangerous places or try to impress their friends.

Learning to pose for selfie’s makes a bigger impact in how you look in your photo than any app can provide. A search for #selfie on Instagram returns over 122 million photos. However, sometimes it can be difficult to take a flattering photo of yourself while also holding the camera. Here are some “selfie” posing tips.

10 QUICK SELFIE TIPS
Tip #1: Experiment with Angles
Tip #2: Adjust Your Shoulder Placement
Tip #3: Stand in the Light
Tip #4: Pose with Something New
Tip #5: Do Something Interesting
Tip #6: Accessorize
Tip #7: Express Yourself
Tip #8: Take a Full-Body Shot
Tip #9: Release Your Camera’s Shutter the Easy Way
Tip #10: Extend your Neck Forward

Apparently selfie’s with wilds animal is the new in-thing and Alex Gomez decided he wanted to get in on the trend. So he went with Tip’s # 4, 5 and 6 in a field behind the house at his family’s ranch in Lake Elsinore CA Alex decided to pose for a selfie with an angry 4 ft. rattlesnake wrapped around his neck; the snake bit him on the hand so he threw it to the ground then ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911 who transported him to the hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.

Alex told the media “I was going to take it off my neck and do something else with it, but it turned sideways, and it sunk its one tooth into … my hand.” Alex was released from the hospital but still faces the possibility of losing the use of his arm or worse still having his thumb amputated as the skin on his hand and arm is now rotting away.

Alex got his selfie but the hospital bill was $153,161.25… I wonder which hurt more, the snakebite or the hospital bill???

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Alternate History – The Great Depression Hobo Style

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Be careful not to call a vagrant or homeless person a hobo — although this is exactly what the word means, it’s considered an offensive term. The end of the nineteenth century brought the start of the word hobo in the Western US. No one is certain where hobo originated. One possible origin is the English word “hawbuck”, meaning “country bumpkin,” while another is the common working man’s greeting or call during the building of the railroads “ho, boy!”

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Hostility against hobos was high across the nation. Teen hobos were discriminated against, as they were widely viewed as bums, liabilities, and bad influences. Most parents forbade their children to speak with the teen wanderers, and most people shunned them and turned them away.

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Furthermore, hostility toward African American hobos was even higher. Residual prejudices, especially in the South, played a role in aggressive acts against black hobos. Lynchings still occurred, and it was risky for African American hobos to travel through southern states.

“If it was white kids, they fared better. If it was black ones, you did not,” states African American hobo boy, Clarence Lee. “Some [landowners] would turn you down and some of them didn’t want you on their premises to go ask for nothin’. But a white one [teenage hobo] was treated much better. They might let them stay in a house with them, but me, I could sleep in a barn with the mules and hay… My worst fears was bein’ shot by some farmer who didn’t want you around.”

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Hobo Ben Fowler wrote, “These three fellas started working a con game so I told them to leave us alone. One of them jumped up and gouged me with a big, long pocket knife and then they took off. If the wound in my chest had been a quarter of an inch deeper I would have died right there.”

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December 1938 Napa Valley CA

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hobo 33Five men in a “hobo camp,” 1913

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Hobo 28Depression 1929, Hard Time, “Hobo Nickle”

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Hobo 27Hobo life during the great depression Library of Congress

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Hobo 6A railroad worker with a club called a “hobo nightstick” straddles train cars

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Hobo 13Atlanta Georgia

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Read more about Hobo Life

ORIGINAL HOBO NICKEL SOCIETY A Dictionary of Old Hobo
http://www.hobonickels.org/alpert04.htm
THE AMERICAN HOBO – RIDING THE RAILS DURING AMERICA’S GREAT DEPRESSION, 1929 – 1942 by Mandy Youngguist
http://www.mandymnewman.com/2012/05/american-hobo_3202.html