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INSPIRATION SUNDAY

a little romance for a beautiful sunday...

America Getting It Right!

Famous Scientist Condemned for Promoting Racism

Snubbed and soundly condemned. Doom not far behind.

The Science Museum last night cancelled a talk by Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr James Watson after he was accused of making “racist” comments implying Africans were not as intelligent as whites.

DNA pioneer Dr Watson, who discovered the double helix with Briton Francis Crick, has been roundly condemned for saying he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really”.

The 79-year-old American was due to talk at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre on Friday but last night a spokesman said Dr Watson’s comments had gone “beyond the point of acceptable debate”

Not so intelligent after all, Mr. Watson. Oh, by the way, there are 7 forms of intelligence and the IQ test can only evaluate 3 of them. Oh my God!

I know what you're saying, "smarty pants".

Who's next?

Don't be bashful, proc…

A Little Good News From Iraq...

Gravediggers are making less money...

NAJAF, Iraq — At what's believed to be the world's largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn't good.

A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.

Few people have a better sense of the death rate in Iraq .

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Japan Supports Democracy in Burma

Support Democracy in Burma...blog about the Myanmar Hunta!

YANGON, Myanmar: Japan canceled a multimillion-dollar grant to Myanmar on Tuesday to protest the junta's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, as a UN envoy pressed Asian countries to take the lead in resolving the Myanmar crisis.

Japan, the largest aid donor to Myanmar, had earlier said that it would suspend some assistance in response to the death of a Japanese journalist, Kenji Nagai, among at least 10 people killed when troops fired into crowds of peaceful protesters during the Sept. 26-27 crackdown.

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House Judiciary Committee is Holding Jena 6 Hearings Now!

Watch here on CSpan...

Attorney Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center recommended Federal intervention to promote racial reconciliation. I say outlaw the federal, state and local use of race classification usage. period.

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DA Walters now says recent jailing of Mychal Bell, not due to Jena Six Case. Oh no! So what did prompt his most recent incarceration?


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Professor Charles Ogletree is now testifying...

He is commenting on the criminalizaion of children. All children in America.

Remember the Super Predator Theory has been discredited. By the Author no less.

The Principal erred by underestimating the symbolism of the noose hanging. It is a terroristic threat, not youthful pranksterism. Reconciliation should have been sought immediately.

Don't know what I'm saying?

The young men should have been asked to apologize to the whole school for their disruptive act.

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Now they are talking about hanging of a noose is a hate crime. Screw that hate crime st…

Republican Pleads, "Justice For Genarlow"

Republican Matt Towery continues to fight for justice in Genarlow Wilson Case. This is excerpted from his latest opinion...

An article in Sunday's AJC recounted the story of a young man, Joshua Widner, who had both consensual oral sex and intercourse with a 14-year-old and who was then sentenced under the 1995 Child Protection Act ("State Supreme Court rejected plea that mirrored Wilson's," Metro).

It is both relevant and very interesting. But having been directly involved in the creation of the 1995 law, I must note that the case described in the article does not mirror — either by fact or legislative intent — the Genarlow Wilson case.

Read the whole article...

Gore's Nobel is Ridiculous

Ready for what a major professional scientist thinks about Gore's Nobel Prize?

ONE of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works".

Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth.

"We're brainwashing our children," said Dr Gray, 78, a long-time professor at Colorado State University. "They're going to the Gore movie [An Inconvenient Truth] and being fed all this. It's ridiculous."

Let's not be fooled by people and politicians who are using pseudo-science to promote their agendas.

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George Carlin on Michael Vick

Take Michael Vick. Carlin sighed and called the star quarterback's dog-fighting travails a "side attraction in the big circus of America. That's not the kind of thing I generally talk about. But I did write about how I feel about humans vs. animals. I agree with the writer Patricia Highsmith. She said a friend told her if she saw a baby human and a baby kitten crying in the street, she'd feed the baby kitten. I agree with that. That's what I would do: Put animals ahead of human beings."
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Mychal Bell's Probation Revoked; Back in Jail

JENA, La. - A teenager at the center of a civil rights controversy is back in jail after a judge revoked his probation and sentenced him on charges that were pending before the attack that put him in the national spotlight, his attorney said Thursday.

Mychal Bell, who along with five other black teenagers had been accused of beating a white classmate, went to juvenile court Thursday expecting another routine hearing, said Carol Powell Lexing, one of Bell's attorneys.

Instead, after a six-hour hearing, state District Judge J.P. Mauffrey Jr. sentenced him to 18 months on two counts of simple battery and two counts of criminal destruction of property, Lexing said.

He had been on probation for those charges during the Dec. 4 attack on classmate Justin Barker.

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Law of Circulation - Flow of Giving and Receiving

and now for a little inspiration on Tuesday...

The law of circulation states that all things in the universe is always flowing in circulation but at an ever expanding rate. What you give to one person, you will receive from a different source. So you don’t have to give with the expectation of receiving back from the same person you give to, but knowing that it will definitely come back to you multiplied from other sources. It works according to the law of cause and effect where the universe always mirrors back to you whatever you do.

It’s important to notice how you respond to compliments especially when they are sincere and valid. Do you downplay it, decline it or ignore it? Do you say something like “Oh it’s nothing.” The reason why you do not accept other people’s compliments about you is because you do not accept them about yourself. Learn to have complete self acceptance so that you can look others in the eye and say “Thank you.” The reason why it is important to accept compliments…

Punishing Clarence Thomas

Excerpted from Real Clear Politics...

By Ruben Navarrette

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may be the ultimate Rorschach test. Americans look back at what transpired in that Senate hearing room in October 1991 and see what they want to see.

For those who believed Anita Hill's claims that Thomas - while serving as her boss at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - made advances and created a hostile work environment, the hearings were about sexual harassment.

In a recent interview tied to the release of his new book, "My Grandfather's Son," Thomas said the treatment he received was really about abortion and the lengths to which the pro-choice lobby will go to keep a pro-life justice off the court.

I prefer a third explanation. These events were really about freedom - the freedom of affirmative action babies to engage in independent thinking and draw their own conclusions about whether racial entitlements actually benefit the folks…

Burmese Junta Threatened by Global Protest

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. said it may seek United Nations sanctions against Myanmar as a worldwide show of support for pro-democracy demonstrators got under way.

Campaigners in countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, the U.K. and Ireland planned to march at noon local time, wearing red headbands in support of Buddhist monks who've been arrested, the Burma Campaign U.K. said on its Web site.

``This day of action is to show that the crisis has not gone away. The UN Security Council must act now to end the crackdown and they must keep focused on this crisis until we know the people of Burma are safe,'' said Ko Aung, a Burmese refugee in the U.K.

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Mellencamp Denounces Race

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JENA, La. - A video in which rapper-actor Mos Def asked students around the country to walk out Oct. 1 to support the "Jena Six" escaped comment by this town's mayor. But when John Mellencamp sang, "Jena, take your nooses down," he took issue.

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Check out the song that got the Mayor of Jena hot under the collar...

Jena ...take your nooses down...



*Update(10/10)* Mellencamp Criticized for Condemning Race/Racism

Clarence Thomas: A Book Review

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This is an excerpt from a post at Captain's Quarters:

Yesterday, Justice and Mrs. Clarence Thomas presented us with signed copies of his new memoir, My Grandfather's Son. I looked forward to reading it, and took the opportunity to read the book in its entirety today on two flights and a weather-delayed layover in Charlotte. Thanks to bad weather on the last leg of my flight, the turbulence of the flight hit just as I began reading about the turbulence of Clarence Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court. The book provides a fascinating and at times touching portrait of a man who had to fight against anger most of his life, and most of that within himself. He talks frequently about having to have his anger on a leash that occasionally slipped. His drinking found its source in his anger and insecurities, the frustration of segregation and racial hatred and the effect it had on his family, and anger at the man who raised him as his son. Thomas discovers later in life how dest…

Free Burma! - Join the International Blogging Blackout - October 4

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Join the list of bloggers who support the peaceful protesters of Burma - here.

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Things on My Mind....

They are killing the monks by the thousands in Burma, a new reports reveals.

I'm reading a great article about RACE...narrated by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas...and it makes me wonder; Since science confirmed their is no such animal as race...what is this race for?

Radiohead offers new CD for whatever you think it's worth! Website crashes...

If you think you know Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ...watch this video