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For those who chose to go when most wouldn’t. For those who knew it could cost them everything. For those who believed America to be the shining city on the hill, the last, best hope of Mankind. For those for whom duty, honor and country meant more than life itself. For those who gave the last, full measure of devotion and those who gave all their tomorrows that we might have today, for them we pray this day, gracious and merciful Father. Give them the peace that passeth all understanding, and may there always be Americans like them.

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WHAT’s THE RUSH? A CALL TO SLOW DOWN

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There’s a saying that goes, “The White man has a clock but the Africans have time”. This quote is worth pondering on as it gives us  a very important message in life. And so, let’s sit back for awhile and try to reflect on this:

“Should we rather have the clock or the time?”

A SCENARIO IN TODAY’S WORLD

The following was a thought provoking story:

In Washington D.C. at Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2,000 went through the station, most of them on their way to work.image

After about 3 minutes: A middle-aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried on to meet his work schedule.

About 4 minutes later: The violinist received…

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Talks to Buy NBA Clippers, Report Says

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The fate of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers is still up in the air, but a new report claims that none other than Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, was scheduled to meet with Shelly Sterling, the wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, to discuss buying the team
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Memorial Day 2014. A Day of Remembrance Everyone Seems to be Forgetting.

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Mountain Home National Cemetery at Dawn (photo by Charlton Stanley)

By Charlton Stanley, Weekend Contributor

As I wrote on this blog a year ago, Memorial Day is the misunderstood “holiday.” Many people confuse Memorial Day with Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the Armistice signed at the eleventh hour, eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. In our political and military naivete, the Armistice was meant to be the end of the, “War to end all wars. Two decades later it started all over again. Veteran’s Day is on November 11 in the US. Veteran’s Day is meant to honor those who served in the military in both peacetime and war, both living and dead.

Memorial Day has a history predating Armistice Day by a half century. On May May 5, 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Decoration Day was established. It…

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BBC News California shooting Victim Liberal father blames politicians and NRA

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The father of one of six people killed in drive-by shootings in Santa Barbara has blamed “craven politicians” and the NRA for his son’s death.

In an emotional statement, Ricardo Martinez said the death of his 20-year-old son Christopher had left his family “lost and broken”.

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the gunman but Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger has said he believes the attacker was his 22-year-old son Elliot
[try your Hollywierd friends and the crap you liberals force down the youths throats! they NEVER learn to cope with disappointments and rejections because of the “rules” force upon America by the Politically Correct Police!! Look to yourself parents!]

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Elliot Rodger: Denied again by people he hated, gunman improvised‏

Elliot Rodger: Denied again by people he hated, gunman improvised‏.

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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night.

 

The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and sexual isolation, and had planned meticulously to target as many people as possible, authorities say. But here again, he was denied access to those he felt should worship him.

 

So when no one answered after several minutes, Rodger improvised.

 

Walking around the corner, authorities say, he found a group of students and opened fire, then took off in his black BMW through the streets of a college beach town buzzing with end-of-school-year energy. Within 10 minutes, the rampage was over and Rodger was dead, apparently after shooting himself.

 

As authorities reconstructed the events, they would conclude that Rodger had stabbed three victims in his apartment, shot and killed three others at random, and injured 13 more either with gunshots or a car that he used as a battering ram against bicyclists and skateboarders.

 

The mayhem unfolded within just one square mile near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, but included 12 crime scenes.

 

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The killings began with the stabbings in the apartment that Rodger rented, inside a two-story courtyard building fronted by palm trees. Authorities have released few details, other than that all the victims were male and killed Friday.

 

Rodger then drove five blocks to the Alpha Phi sorority house, authorities say.
In rambling writings he titled “My Twisted World,” Rodger detailed his plan to kill his roommates and then invade the sorority, which he concluded symbolized the world that tortured him — beautiful women who would have spurned him in favor of the “obnoxious slobs” whom he also despised.
“I will sneak into their house at around 9:00 p.m. on the Day of Retribution, just before all the partying starts, and slaughter every single one of them,” Rodger wrote. He knew the stucco house, with its neatly trimmed lawn and hedges, well: “I’ve sat outside it in my car to stalk them many times.”
The double front door is heavy wood, with glass etchings of the sorority’s shield and an electronic keypad to get in. Several women heard Rodger’s “aggressive knocking,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. “Fortunately, no one opened.”
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A flower rests near pieces of a broken window from the IV Deli Mart, Sunday, May 25, 2014, at one of …

 

Moments later came the first 911 call.
It was 9:27 p.m., and Rodger had left the door and within 20 paces encountered a group that included Veronika Weiss and Katherine Cooper. He shot and killed the two UCSB students, and wounded a third.
All three were from the Delta Delta Delta sorority. The outgoing Cooper was preparing to graduate with a degree in art history; Weiss was a first-year student who had played water polo in high school.
Two blocks and three minutes later, Rodger was at a local deli. There, he got out of his car, went inside and shot and killed Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez. Friends described him as the kind of person who would welcome strangers into his home. He planned to study abroad and then go to law school.
At least four other customers were inside, and surveillance video shows them scrambling for cover while a bullet hits the glass of a refrigerator door.
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A passerby pays his respects at a makeshift memorial in front of the IV Deli Mart, Sunday, May 25, 2 …

 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and saw Rodger’s BMW leaving, but did not know the shooter was at the wheel.
Soon after, Rodger was driving on the left side of another road so that he could be close to the sidewalk as he fired at two pedestrians. And then, more shots — this time between Rodger and the first sheriff’s deputy to engage with him.
Meanwhile, Ryan Ellis was wrapping up his Friday night service at Isla Vista Church, a makeshift house of worship inside a beach home on a street filled with students — and on Friday night, parties.
A few dozen young adults were getting ready for hamburgers when shots rang out. Fireworks, someone said.
“I knew right away it was gunshots,” said Ellis, who said he had been a Navy combat engineer in Afghanistan.
He ran out to the street and saw a cyclist lying on the ground, but no car around. “He was pretty messed up, lying up against a vehicle,” said Ellis.
The cyclist, who was not identified, was one of two whom Rodger intentionally smashed with his car.
By now, officers were yelling at people to go inside and friends were texting friends not to go out.
After shooting at more pedestrians, Rodger encountered four sheriff’s deputies running through a park. Three returned fire, and a bullet hit Rodger in his left hip, authorities said.
Speeding on, Rodger accelerated and hit another cyclist, who was thrown onto the hood with a force that crumpled the windshield. Rodger’s car then careened into several parked vehicles. It was there, in the car, that he apparently shot himself, leaving three semi-automatic handguns and 400 unspent rounds.
“The police dragged a body out of the car,” said UC Santa Barbara senior Kyley Scarlet, who was in a house next to where the car came to a halt. “It was him.”
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Pritchard reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Gillian Flaccus in Los Angeles and Frank Baker in Goleta contributed to this report.

 

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Texas News: Border residents fear message on mysterious billboards

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by Angela Kocherga /11 News Border Bureau

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EL PASO, Texas — El Paso police are investigating two mysterious billboards that appeared just off I-10, each with a mannequin hanging from a noose. .
“It’s not an advertisement,” said Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor advertising.

The first vandalized billboard off I-10 had Plata o Plomo in large black letters which translates into silver or lead. It is usually a warning targeting police or government officials in Mexico. The warning: work with a cartel and take a bribe or get a bullet.

The hanging mannequin was dressed in a suit and tie.
“This symbol has historically been used by Mexican drug cartels to threaten or intimidate Mexican citizens, business owners and government officials; however, we have never experienced this in El Paso,” said police in a statement released…

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