There is nothing ‘illegal’ about these rather mundane rifles.

There is nothing ‘illegal’ about these rather mundane rifles. Monday 5.30pm 31 July 2017 no later than 5 pm is the closing of submissions to gun law changes projected to be introduced by September. This is nothing but smoke screen to cover the endemic daily shooting with illegal guns on the streets of NSW […]

via NSW gun law changes close submissions Monday 31 July —

Except in the hands of an inexperienced, angry, confused, emotional, unstable, vindictive, mentally and physically abused, child, student or adult they are, can and have been the final recipe for an innocent life of a human being.

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#MCA #EzPass

I heard this morning that one individual had received $14,000 worth of those extreme orange envelopes for tolls in New York yet the tolls range approximately from $1.30 – $5.00!  As millions mount up in unpaid fines on the New York State Thruway’s crossing of the Tappan Zee, state officials announced a 3-week amnesty program Tuesday. Set to launch in February, it will give Tolls By Mail cashless tolling customers with open violations amnesty for the penalties if they just pay the tolls they owe.  They stood in line for hours to have receive their amnesty.

A Synopsis of Fees

  • The New York E-ZPass program offers discounts on all city crossings and additional discounts for drivers on Staten Island and Rockaway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is currently proposing toll hikes, in various forms, and the fares listed below are subject to change.
  • The Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and RFK Bridges and the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown Tunnels charge a blanket $7.50 toll each way. E-ZPass holders in New York pay $5.33.
  • The Henry Hudson Bridge, a non-stop operation, allows New York registrants to pay $2.44 via E-ZPass, or $5 by mail in each direction.
  • Cross Bay and Marine Parkway bridges charge $3.75, in each direction for cash and out-of-state tolls, and $2 for New Yorkers. E-ZPass users in Rockaway pay $1.30.
  • The Verrazano Bridge’s $15 toll is charged to travelers paying with cash or an out-of-state E-ZPass. New York E-ZPass registrants pay $10.66 and Staten Islanders in the program pay $5.50.

If the first toll bill by mail is not paid by the customer, a $5 late fee is imposed on the second notice. If the second notice is also ignored, violation fees of $100 per toll are imposed — and those start at the end of the billing cycle. Cross 10 times in a month and don’t pay and you would owe $50 for the tolls, $25 in fines and $1,000 in penalties within three months.

Why am I #Concerned, I received 3 tickets each for $1.50 because I was driving a rental my car had been in an accident and was being repaired.  I paid the $4.50, sent a letter, and a copy of the accident report to EZ Pass and their lawyers.  I now owe $500!!! Lastly, after several calls to EzPass they stated the monies were posted to only one ticket. That means one of those tickets should have had a credit of $3.00!

Any Advice?

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#FloridaShooting I’d Run #POTUS

Words spoken by your President – Donald Trump

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I would have run in there even if I didn’t have weapon.” stated Trump.  The same one who thinks:

1. “We’re not bombing. We’re not doing much. We have a president that thinks ISIS has been contained. We have a president that doesn’t know what’s happening. So when you say we’re bombing, we’re not bombing.”

2. The Generals have been reduced to rubble…They have been reduced to a point where it’s embarrassing to our country…

3. “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families.”

4. “Torture works. Ok, folks?” You know, I have these guys – ‘Torture doesn’t work!’ – believe me, it works. And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question, ‘What do you think of waterboarding?’ Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding.

5. “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.” (regarding Vladimir Putin

6. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

7.  “…My primary consultant is myself, and I have a good instinct for this stuff”

8.  “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns — it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little bit of a bonus,” Trump said. “They’ll frankly feel more comfortable having the gun anyway. But you give them a little bit of a bonus.”

9. “I’m very pro-choice,” Trump says. “I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.” Later in an interview with Tapper –

TAPPER: Let me ask you about a few social issues because they haven’t been issues you have been talking about for several years. I know you’re opposed to abortion.

TRUMP: Right. I’m pro-choice.

TAPPER: You’re pro-choice or pro-life?

TRUMP: I’m pro-life. I’m sorry.

What am I #Concerned about:  I must  ask myself what would I do, I ponder what would have President Obama done.  Who are “these” people he is referring to, did you know more than one-third of the shootings—34 percent—involved a shooter who was prohibited from possessing firearms?

If teachers get bonuses for carrying a weapon what will substitutes get considering a teacher‘s salary average about 3 times as much?  Will Substitutes be required to carry a weapon, if we can’t control the women and men who are having relationships with children how will we manage the emotions of adults with weapons in certain school districts?

10. “Two Corinthians, 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame,” Trump said. (The relevant verse: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”)

I do not believe the Spirit of the Lord resides (with Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC) however I do believe that God is not foolish and would not leave us nor forsake us.  I remember another instance where all went awry for a man named Job and He stood on what he knew to be true, regardless of what his friends and family thought.  Job was victorious and I am 1000% sure we can and will be victorious through these difficult times as well.

Source: By Sanaa Khan
Source:  CNN
Source:  The Federalist
Source:  The Washington Post
Source:  Teacher Portal
Source Everytown Analysis



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Izwi Lahlab’inhliziyo Yami – Soweto Gospel Choir

I used Shazam to discover Izwi Lahlab’inhliziyo Yami by Soweto Gospel Choir.

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‘I Wanted to Kill Him.’ Jennifer Lawrence #CoWorkers In The #Closet on #Abuse

Jennifer Lawrence is making her thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and his alleged sexual misconduct perfectly clear. After stating that she had never been personally mistreated by Weinstein during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence went on to slam the longtime producer for his alleged harassment of countless other women in Hollywood. “What…

via ‘I Wanted to Kill Him.’ Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out About the Harvey Weinstein Allegations — TIME

What am I #Concerned about… Why women don’t shine the light on abuse before it becomes news!?

After stating that she had never been personally mistreated by Weinstein during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence went on to slam the longtime producer for his alleged harassment of countless other women in Hollywood.

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80 #Relocated After Apartments Condemned Not the #Whole Story


Here’s what I’m #Concerned about – this building did not just get into this condition. I passed by it for over 20 years.  What would cause Mendy Katz to force folk to move in 45  minutes in the rain from their condemned home and when did the residents first make a call to the  Brooklyn-based realtor Ernest Schemitsch?

Eighty New Haveners had 45 minutes to pack up their belongings and flee their homes Thursday night when officials temporarily condemned a 41-unit apartment complex on Norton Street because of…

Source: 80 Relocated After Apartments Condemned

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Blessings to All This Morning Of My Joy by Richard Smallwood.

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#PSA – Public Service Announcements

Coming Soon – Stay Tuned





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#BillyGraham and #AfroAmerican #History

As the nation mourned the death of “America’s pastor,” one aspect of the Rev. Billy Graham‘s life especially worth highlighting is his connection to the historic civil rights movement. The Christian evangelist evolved from a farmer’s son in the segregated South into an unlikely proponent of racial equality, intersecting with the lives of two of the most iconic Black…

via Billy Graham’s Relationship With Black America, Explained — News One

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Arrested For a #Fake Gun?

Rumley, 25, of East Main Street in Waterbury, was charged with illegal use of a facsimile firearm, second-degree breach of peace and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. Rumley, who was held on a $500 bond, is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on March 5.


Deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man. (Mark 7:22-23)

Source:  Hamden Patch

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