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Statewide Amber Alert issued for missing Rocky Mount girl, 2 :: WRAL.com

A statewide Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday for a missing 2-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted from a home in Rocky Mount

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Statewide Amber Alert issued for missing Rocky Mount girl, 2 :: WRAL.com

A statewide Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday for a missing 2-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted from her home in Rocky Mount.

Source: Statewide Amber Alert issued for missing Rocky Mount girl, 2 :: WRAL.com

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Pharrell Williams Expecting Second Child With Wife Helen — Black America Web

Pharrell Williams just added one more reason to be “Happy.” The singer/producer and his wife Helen Lasichanh are expecting their second child, according to People.com. The couple announced the news Thursday while on the red carpet for a dinner to celebrate Channel’s new fragrance N°5 L’EAU. Lasichanh, a 36-year-old model and designer, and Williams, 43,…

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Presidential Candidates To Square Off In First One-On-One Debate — News One

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to face off in an unprecedented debate Monday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. According to CNN, over 100 million people are scheduled to tune in — similar numbers to the Super Bowl. Both candidates have much at stake politically; Clinton struggles with transparency and likability, while Trump’s combative,…

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Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440

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Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

According to an article in the CT News Junkie, “The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440…”

Of course it the number of patients smoking weed would rise for at least 2 reasons:

  1.  Addiction;
  2.  Friends who are addicts want a supply;

A story in Psychology today states, “A realistic concern for recreational users of marijuana is whether or not they will become addicted. There are no easy answers to this question. In my opinion, the most unbiased book on this and other related topics is The Science of Marijuana (2008). The Science of Marijuana is written by Leslie L. Iverson, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Cambridge in England. In the book, he reviews decades of international research on marijuana, both laboratory research and survey research. Based on his review of the scientific literature, between 10 to 30% of regular users will develop dependency. Only about 9% will have a serious addiction. For an excellent post on the biology of marijuana addiction see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-addiction/201001/is-marijuana-addictive-you-can-bet-your-heroin”

The demand has been so great that one of those dispensaries, Bluepoint Wellness in Branford, recently received permission from a local zoning commission to move into a much bigger space across the street from its current location on East Main Street which is 5 minutes away from Branford High School located on 185 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405.

According to (Kajstura, 2014),Connecticut’s drug free school zone laws require mandatory minimum sentences of up to 3 years for certain drug-related offenses committed with 1500 feet of a school, day care, or public housing.  The facility is currently a 5 minute drive and approximately 32 minute walk from the high school – oh, but this is legal distribution!

Source: CT News Junkie

Gumbiner, J. (2010, December 5). Is Marijuana Addictive. Retrieved from https://www.bing.com/search?q=why+is+marijuana+addictive&pc=MOZI&form=MOZLBR

Prison Policy Initiative – http://www.prisonpolicy.org/zones.html

 

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We Live in a World…”I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek”

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This is best sign I have seen so far. Notice race isn’t brought up. We bring up the pressure of being a police officer, but don’t address what goes through a persons mind when a gun is put in their face by a police officer. I sympathize with anyone being killed unjustly. That includes the 5 police officers in Dallas. I hope we keep having open dialogue between law enforcement & the communities which they protect. We need as a society to think outside or ourselves. Do I think all cops are bad, NO. Do I know what it’s like to be black, NO. But I’m raising black kids. So this issue is important to me. When I hear Black Lives Matter, what I think ppl are saying is Black Ppl want to be safe & treated fairly, says Gary Owen

Folks are protesting, and people are getting killed during and around the protesting.  I’m quite sure this is very different from one the more successful protest, i.e. The Boston Tea Party,  or the many “non-violent” protest led by Martin Luther King.

It seems today is re-aligning itself with days gone by or have they gone anywhere?  Has the tree hangings turned in bullets raging across the lives of both innocent and guilty?

This complex social situation is perhaps best summed up by King himself in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, written to members of the Birmingham clergy and religious community who had urged patience and restraint of the civil rights movement. Of the Black Nationalist movement, King notes:

“The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various black nationalist groups that are springing up across the nation, the largest and best-known being Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim movement. Nourished by the Negro’s frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible “devil.” I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the “do-nothingism” of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist. For there is the more excellent way of love and nonviolent protest.”

Have we has a people merely tolerated too much for too long?  Have we scraped the bottom of the barrel and found there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Have we been oppressed so long that even the Word of God no longer prevails?  Have ever actually given God a try?

Scripture states in II Timothy 3 –

3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

That’s some harsh direct information from Paul. He proclaimed we would be without self-control, boastful and proud sound a lot like some of us already falling into these categories.  If Paul was right and these are the signs of the “last days” how far are we from the “Last” day and if we are not even close I shutter to think what this world will look like next year based on the behavior of folks today.

Sources:

The Independent – http://theindependent.ca/2014/01/20/dr-martin-luther-king-strategies-and-tactics-of-civil-disobedience

EdSitement – https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/martin-luther-king-jr-and-nonviolent-resistanc

NIV Bible – 2 Timothy 2 New International Version (NIV)

 

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Inside the Finals Hours of Debate Prep

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to be the most watched in history, with perhaps 100 million viewers tuning in for a showdown with the power to upend an increasingly close race. Given the reach of social media, every mistake or charged moment at Hofstra University will be amplified for the remaining five weeks before Election Day.

Clinton, Trump prepare in very different ways.

Source: Inside the Finals Hours of Debate Prep

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America’s Not So Funniest Videos – Will the Real Keith Lamont Scott Video Please Stand Up?

 

America You Decide…

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