This week, our hearts and prayers go out to the families of Luke Somers and one other hostage, (name unknown), held by the terrorist organization, ISIL (ISIS), who were killed during an attempted rescue by US Special Forces units.
These hostages were slated to be beheaded as an example of this organization’s continued toehold of power in a very unstable part of the world. The fact that they think they have an agenda which allows them to do these despicable acts speaks volumes of the darkness they wish to promote.
Those who feel Americans or any other culture that promotes freedom for its citizens are deserving of their fate at the hands of such monsters, are just as bad if not worse than the ones perpetrating these crimes.
Evil begets evil and it usually stems from judgment- good, bad, warped or righteous, there are none who have the right to pass it, yet it continues unabated, like a tide that refuses to be held back, with everyone feeling only their stance is the correct one.
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Speaking of judgment, this past week also saw an outspoken GOP aide that sharply criticized the Obama girls for acting and dressing like teenagers…which they are.
Elizabeth Lauten, felt Facebook was the perfect venue to air her grievances against the First Family by verbally attacking the manners and behaviors of Sasha and Malia Obama, while getting a few digs in against the president and his wife at the same time.
The backlash was swift. The court of public opinion decided it was unacceptable for a grown woman to verbally attack two young women,forced into the spotlight, in an open forum.
After seeing the error of her ways, Miss Lauten, immediately offered up an apology to the First Family which was quickly followed up by her resignation.
Some feel her resigning was a bit harsh but in the field of politics, there are unspoken rules to be followed, and she broke them. Kids are off limits, especially kids of the POTUS. It was a hard lesson for her to learn and should be a good lesson for the rest of us to heed…Each of us is responsible for every word we speak. So speak carefully and speak well, otherwise, don’t speak at all. Your livelihood could depend on it.
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This was a tough week. They say, those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. It’s a shame the same lesson that needed learning, was repeated here in America, in less than 10 days time.
A black man was killed by a police officer several months ago. A grand jury was convened to determine if the officer should be charged with murder. And, as if watching a newsreel from the previous week repeating, the grand jury refused to indict said officer. Protests were made. Life goes on.
Because both men that have died under questionable circumstances were found to be on the wrong side of the law at various times is no reason injustice could be carried out against them, ultimately costing them their lives.
The protesters carry signs saying, ‘Black Lives Matter.’ This thinking only exacerbates the problem. Their signs should read, ‘ALL LIVES MATTER!’
When communities can finally see past black, white, hispanic, asian, etc, only then can we truly be called Americans, and only then will we be free.
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On a final note: The CDC says the flu vaccine missed the mark and are not as effective as they had hoped…but you should still get one anyway…???
I am not an anti-vaccer, but the flu vaccine, while it does have its place, is not a guarantee that you will not get the flu anyway. Especially now that its effectiveness is so greatly diminished.
I do wonder though, knowing the efficacy is less than half its potential, why push forward to have it done? Could it be that even though the CDC genuinely cares about the health and well being of the population at large, big pharma has much more to lose if people stopped getting them. They must recoup their losses somehow. Just a thought.
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There you go- my recap of the week is this: If you must take a stand, be sure it is a battle worth fighting for, reserve your judgments for something worthwhile that you would be proud to say, this is what I am about, this is what I stand for and this is what I would give my life for. And it also helps to remember, simple hand washing with plain soap and water has been proven effective for fighting off a plethora of disease causing germs, even the flu.
Stay healthy people.