Just My Opines, Uncategorized, WHY did we not know?

In The World Today 8/23/2014

I have had most of this written for several days and was very hesitant to post it, but I feel like now is the appropriate time to say something about the Ferguson shooting.

First and foremost I want to tell all those involved that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

The facts are still coming in, so no definites about the shooting are known yet.

Now, here are the facts as I know them on the situation:

A. Michael Brown

  •  We know Michael Brown was a bully and a criminal.
    •  I am sorry, but it is true.  Surveillance video  and the store clerk account prove this.
    • This means that he was not a nice person, aka he was plain old  mean.
    • Michael Brown had no police record.
      • This does not mean that he had never broken the law, only that he had not been caught if he had.
  • Michael Brown was a very large man at 6 ft. 4 in. and 300+ pounds.
    • It would not take much for his actions to be interpreted as aggressive, even if he was not actively trying to head-butt the police officer.
  • Michael Brown had already assaulted the officer while he was still in his patrol car.  And had also tried to get his gun!
  • Michael Brownwas unarmed, but Officer Wilson did not know that.
    • Officer Wilson did not see a weapon, but that did not mean that there was not a knife or gun somewhere on Michael’s person.

B. Officer Darren Wilson

  • Officer Wilson is a decorated 6 year veteran of the Police Force.
  • He has never had any disciplinary action taken against him.
  • There has never been any instances nor indications of racial profiling or racism with Officer Wilson.
  • By all accounts, Officer Wilson is a good, honest, hardworking man who is truly serving the community as an officer of the law.

NOW

Looking at the knowns of the case, looking at the different witness’s reports, and looking at it from the police man’s perspective, which is how the Supreme Court said is how it should be done, if Brown did in fact assault and try to attack Officer Wilson, I can understand his shooting him.  Why did Officer Wilson not “tase” him?   There could have been any number of reasons.  Maybe he felt so threatened he believed that he could not afford to take the chance and this man not stop.  Maybe he did not have time to reset the taser to the higher voltage that it would have taken to stop a man of Brown’s size.  I just don’t know.  But, neither do you.

SO

This is what upsets, confuses, and angers so many not of the black community.

  • WHY are so many members of the black community of Ferguson destroying their own city?
  • WHY are they hurting themselves, their cause, and their community by acting this way?
  • WHY do the members of the black community never say a word when a black man shoots another black man?
  • WHY do they scream “Justice for ___________” (fill in the blank with the name of the black man shot by a white man), and start demanding justice for the slain person even before they know if he brought the shooting on.
  • WHY is this happening so often  in so many communities around the country: Exact same scenes, just different cities.

Whenever a life is lost it is a tragedy.  It does not matter how mean or low-down the person was,  if they were the nicest person in town, nor does it matter if  their skin color is red, yellow, blue, black, green, or white.  They more than likely left a mother, a father, a brother, sister, wife, someone who will mourn them.

I am terribly sorry for everyone involved in this situation, when and wherever it happens.

BUT

1. I know it is hard to remember the dead’s faults, but to call Michael Brown “a gentle giant”, as done during his funeral… Perhaps that is what his family saw, but the people he strong armed and assaulted in the store he robbed saw an entirely different person.  As did Office Wilson who, according to some reports, he assaulted while still in his patrol car, grabbed for his gun, and tried to head-butt Officer Wilson, who eventually shot him.

My question here, as the parent of just an exceptional grown man, is why did he think it was alright for him to steal and abuse other people?  What did his parents teach him as he was growing up?  I know many will disagree with me on this being a cause of later behavior, but what movies did he watch and what video games did he play?  Did they portray characters that go around stealing, killing, rapeing (intentional misspelling so you will know I mean rape and not rap) the other characters?  Then what do you expect?  If this is how the military desensitize  soldiers so they will kill without hesitating, why on earth would any parent want their children to be like that?  Yet they have no problem buying 8 and 9 year old children these games even though they are clearly marked “M” for mature audiences.  In case anyone does not understand, that means it is for adults only, not also.

2. To the people of Ferguson, rioting and looting is not the way to fix anything.  Destroying your city is not the answer!!!!!

We all want justice done.  To the black community of Ferguson demanding justice for Michael Brown:  Why not just justice?  What if plain justice proves Michael was attacking Officer Wilson and that Officer Wilson was in the right in using deadly force to stop a perpetrator that was not resisting arrest, but actually intending physical harm to him?  Will you still accept justice then?

In past incidents, the answer was no.

I hate to say it, but I see a lot of bigotry here, but it is on the side of the black community who says that the police profile them.  Could your actions in Chattanooga, TN, Sanford, Florida and Ferguson, Missouri among others, have anything to do with it?  What would happen if you were to peacefully protest?  NOT tear up the city?  Actually wait for all the details?  What would happen then?

To the people of Ferguson, Missouri, I am so sorry that this happened.  I am not saying to sit idly by and do nothing, BUT the way that you are behaving is not the answer.  It will help no one and do no good.  Please stop it!  Take a clue from Jesse Jackson.  He saw nothing there that warranted his being there, so he left.  Al Sharpton and the others still there antagonizing this situation are there for the wrong reasons.  PLEASE stop listening to them.  And PLEASE stop tearing up your beautiful city and stealing from innocent business owners.  This only adds fuel to the flames for those that are against you.

I truly do not understand this mindset!  One thing I do understand, though: Prayer changes things.  Perhaps that would be a more productive thing to do.

I am praying for the truth to come out, either way, and peace to Ferguson, Missouri.  And may it happen soon.

But, those are just my opines.

L

DISCLAIMER:  Lest anyone say that I am racist, don’t know what I am talking about, or some other such nonsense, let me assure you that I do.  I lived in Chattanooga during the race riots there, and remember them vividly.  It was horrible and horrifying.

I have absolutely nothing against blacks as a race.  I have always had very dear friends that were of color.  I would have dated a man of color had there not been others in my family that would have had a fit.

Let me just add that if anyone is against biracial marriages stating Biblical causes, you are so far off of the mark:

  • When G-d said that we were to not mix “kind” (, he meant species, not human race.  If he had meant different nationalities or what we call races, He would have used the word “ethnos”.
  • When He said not to be unequally yoked, he meant a believer in Christ with a non-believer.
  • When He told the Israelites not to marry outside their Kingdom, it was so they would not be pulled away from their beliefs.  It had absolutely nothing to do with skin color.
  • It is so sad, but I believe there will be people who are so shocked that in Heaven there are not separate sections for blacks, whites, Jews, or Baptists, Pentecostals, Catholics.  There are some whole denominations that I question their getting to stay because of their beliefs being so far from the Word.  Only He knows that, though!
  • Moses, whom G-d chose to deliver the Israelis from Egyptian slavery, and was a great prophet of G-d, married Zipporah, who was Ethiopian.  The Ethiopians are a beautiful people with extremely dark skin.  And G-d did not mind one little bit.  In fact, when Merriam, Moses’ sister, did not like her, and spoke against Moses because of her, Merriam was struck with leprosy.  Sounds like G-d did not like that at all.  Merriam speaking against Moses, not Moses marrying “outside his race”.

I think I have proven my point:  Bigoted?  ME?  No way!  So don’t even go there with me!

 

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(IN)Humanities

THIS Is Obama’s “Religion of Peace” that is not teaching murder and violence

WARNING, THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS A PHOTOGRAPH THAT IS NOT ALL-AGE-APPROPRIATE.  IT IS DEPICTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

Whether it is a photo taken during the act or was staged, I do not know, but I want to make sure that you are warned that it is there. It doesn’t “show anything”, but you know what is happening.

ISIS beheading every Xtian child they find, and making the wives of Xtian men they kill sex slaves

Posted on 8/24/2014 by 

Muslim ISIS members in Iraq are beheading Christian children, and putting their heads on sticks, now taking the wives of Christian men and taking them for their own concubines. As one Chaldean activist has said:

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They are systemically beheading children, and mothers, and fathers. The world hasn’t seen an evil like this for a generation. There’s actually a park in Mosul that they’ve actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick… The letter that they sent out with those three items (convert, pay a fine or die), they did ask to pay a fine but actually after they pay a fine, they (ISIL militants) are actually taking over their wives and their daughters and making them into their wives. So really it’s convert or die, face death by the sword…

They’ve marked the red stamp of death on Christian homes and basically saying we know who you are and if you come back, you will get killed. That’s why we’re saying this is a Christian holocaust within our midst and the world community cannot turn a blind eye… They are absolutely killing every Christian they see. This is a genocide in every sense of the word. They want everyone to convert and they want Sharia law to be the law of the land.

Originally posted on www.Jewsnews.co.il 

WELL!, Mr. POTUS, so much for their religion not being one that teaches violence and murder, but one of peace!

Are these just my opines?  Sadly, not this time.  Nope!  Not this time.

L

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Uncategorized

In The World Today 8/21/2014

WHAT?!?!?!?

SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  He MUST be kidding!!!!  (Though what a horrendous thing to kid about if he is!)  No, He can NOT be serious!! And this just after they behead an American Citizen?  And chase thousands of Christians up a mountain to die because they will not convert to Islam?  With them, it is Islam or die!  Man, woman or C. H. I. L. D.  EVEN AMERICANS!!!!!!!!  AND they want America and Israel wiped off the map!  WHAT rock has he been living under!?!?!?!?!

» ISIS speaks for no religion says Obama…yet they define the very essence of the religion of peace.

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Not being over the shock/being totally appalled at/ of that, I see this.  I believe this is photoshopped.  At least it looks it, but the attitude certainly is correct!  (Notice the crown on his knee)

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Original picture can be seen at https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/462782328797159425

“May be done in jest, but is this how he really sees himself?

For years, the White House has fought back the perception that President Obama acts as a king. Though the imperial president dismisses laws regularly and creates new ones with a swipe of his pen, Obama and his defenders have long argued that he does not operate as a king.

Apparently, that is exactly how Obama sees himself.

In an odd move on Monday, the White House tweeted a picture of President Obama seated upon an iron throne, the kind of throne from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” where power-hungry characters jockey for power.”  TPNN.com

And if that is not scary enough, remember that he said that America is not and will never be at war with Islam.  There are boocoodles if videos of this.  I will post the link to a few:

Obama America Will Not Fight Muslims videos

He has said that America is other than  and not a Christian nation.

We have many faiths in this country, but whether anybody wants to agree or not, the Founding Fathers of this nation were very strong Christians and said on many occasions that America is founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I hate to say it, but this POTUS’s true colors are showing.

And they sho’ nuff ain’t the Red, White, & Blue!

BUT, those are just my opines.

L

 Again, I do not claim that articles I quoted here are true or correct.  These are just some interesting/shocking thoughts from around the web.  AND my opines about them, of course! 😉

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(IN)Humanities, Because it's the right thing to do, Forget Left Field, In Honor/Respect/Rememberance

In The World Today 8/17/2014

 THE HEART-WRENCHING:

Dramatic rescue as Iraqis flee ISIS fighters

Watch video here.

PLEASE pray for the safe rescue of these Christian brethren from the ISIS (ISIL)Terrorists .  They are literally running for their lives. Why?  Because they are not Muslim, and because they are Christians.  

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AND THE SHAMEFUL:

The U. S. mourns the loss of a leader.  And he is disrespected by those he served.

 U. S. Major General Harold Greene was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery last week.

greene2“Major General Harold Greene was the highest ranking soldier killed in combat since the Vietnam war.  He was shot and killed in Afghanistan on August 5.”

“In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon attended Major General John A.B. Dillard, who was killed in Vietnam. In 2001, President George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.”

This is as it should be.

For Major General Harold Greene’s funeral, not in attendance was The Vice President or Secretary of Defense.

And Obama?

obama-golfs

“Disgusting. Shame on you, Mr. President”

A-men Mr. Gehl.  AAAA-men!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Major General Greene’s family and friends.
Major General Greene, Thank you for your service and your sacrafice.  You laid it all down for your country.
If only her leaders would put themselves out a bit for her.
BUT, those are just my opines.

L

 

Quotes in Obama story above from Obama Too Busy Golfing To Attend Funeral For Fallen General  by Robert Gehl on
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(IN)Humanities, And on the political side, It's just common sense, Uncategorized

The Problem With Islam is….

This came from a Minister that I know:

Dear Friends,
>
> Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone
> from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then
> spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this
> urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
>
> “We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back
> Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI
> team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night.
> The UN evacuated it’s staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!”
>
> Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from
> the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for
> mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.
> May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible.
> Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer
> group. Send it to your pastor and phone him/her to pray on Sunday during the service – making a special time of prayer for this. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians.

 

During a panel of experts which came together to discuss the four deaths of Americans in the  Benghazi attack and what the American government is doing about it, a Muslim woman stood and asked the panel why so many perceive and depict all Muslims as evil.

Several panel members simply leaned back and smiled.  Why?  They knew what was about to happen.  I wonder if she would have asked her question had she known what was coming?

Brigitte Gabriel, one of the world’s leading specialists on terrorism and Founder, President, and CEO of Act! America, responded:

“There are 1.2 Billion Muslims in the world today.  Of course not all of them are radicals.  The majority of them are peaceful people.  The radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25%according to all intelligence services around the world.  That leaves seventy-five percent of them peaceful people.  But when you look at fifteen to twenty-five percent of the World Muslim population, you are looking at one hundred and eighty to three hundred million people dedicated to the destruction of Western Civilization.  That is as big of [sic] the United States.”

“So, why should we worry about the radical fifteen to twenty-five percent?

Because it is the radicals that kill.  It is the radicals that behead and massacre.  When you look throughout history, when you look at all the lessons of history:

  • Most Germans were peaceful, yet the Nazis drove the agenda, and as a result 60,000,000 people died, almost fourteen million in concentration camps.  Six million were Jews.

The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

  • When you look at Russia, most Russians were peaceful as well, yet the Russians were able to kill 20,000,000 people.

The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

  • When you look at China, for example, most Chinese were peaceful as well.  Yet the Chinese were able to kill 70,000,000 people.

The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

  • When you look at Japan prior to World War II, most Japanese were peacefulas well.  Yet Japan was able to butcher its way across South East Asia killing 12,000,000 people, mostly killed with bayonets and shovels.

The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

  • On September 11 in the United States, we had 2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States.  It took 19 hijackers, 19 radicals to bring America down to its knees: destroy the World Trade Center, attack the Pentagon, and and [sic] kill almost 3,000 Americans that day.  

The peaceful majority were irrelevant.”

“So for all our powers of reasons, and our talking about moderate and peaceful muslims, I am glad you are here.  And I am glad you are speaking out.  But where are the others speaking out?  And since you are the only Muslim representative (interrupted by applause)…”

” It is time we took political correctness and throw it in the garbage where it  belongs and stop calling  (unintelligible over applause).”

You can see the video clip in its entirety here.

What is going on in Iraq, Sudan, and so many other places is simply genocide.

geno·cide

noun \ˈje-nə-ˌsīd\

: the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group[1]

 Why do I say this?

“They take everything from the house, from the store, everything,” one refugee told CBN News. “They hate Christian especially. We don’t know why.”

“They gave us four choices,” one refugee told CBN News. “Either convert to Islam or paying tax [jizya, the Islamic tax on non-Muslims] or leaving the city or the sword.”

“They are using the sword to cut off hand[s] and also beheading other[s] so I don’t think this is the behavior of human beings, but wild animals do that,” he concluded.[2]

So, what is the problem with Islam? If you are not a Muslim,with these “radical Muslims”, punishment may be parents watching their children shot, stabbed, and/or run over by bulldozers, or beheaded.  The girls/women are repeatedly raped before being killed.  Finally, the men are hanged. Many, many people are being buried alive.

Christian:  “Let me tell you about Jesus.”  “You don’t want to hear?  Well, G-d loves you!  I will be praying for you!”

Muslim:  “You do not believe!  INFADEL!!!!!”  and cuts their head off.  And by the way, the radical fighters very often dress as civilians and hide themselves, their weapons, and their arsenals among homes, hospitals, and schools!

I know that all Muslims are not like this.  I KNOW THAT.  But as Brigitte Gabriel said, The peaceful majority are irrelevent.” There is a minority of Muslims that believe and act just like that. A few bad apples do spoil the whole barrel.  I am sorry but it is true.  We defend ourselves against all Muslims because, thanks to the radicals not differentiating themselves in their clothing or locations, we just don’t know!

Radical Islam.  Do I have a problem with this?

In America we are supposed to have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as long as it is not to the detriment of others.  So, Yeah!  I sure do!

But, that is just my opine.


[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genocide
[2] ISIS Swallowing Iraq: ‘They’re Killing Children’ at CBN.com

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WHY did we not know?

In Iraq ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children’ in ‘Christian Genocide’.

How could this be?  This is has gotten to the point of being surreal!

Leader: ISIS is ‘Systematically Beheading Children’ in ‘Christian Genocide’ | CNS News.

UPDATED:

I have prayed for them all day,  but that doesn’t seem like much.  I was wishing there was something else I could do when Ken Hartley, Minister of Music at Abbas House posted this article by Dr. Ron Phillips, Pastor of Abbas House, spelling out what we Americans can do to help.

And by the way, the non-Muslims on the mountain are Christians.

Yeah, the news media didn’t mention that little fact, huh?

But, Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or not.  This is still a horrendous atrocity that must be stopped.  And you can help.

We, as Christians ask, “WWJD?”

I ask:  Will you?

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