After Active Duty

Military families in your community may need your help or they could fall through the cracks.  There is an increase in suicide and abuse.  There are so many stories in the news, I am not going to repeat them here.  War changes people.  We are not a war-like people.  War came to us at Pearl Harbor and 9/11! 

The Army learned notheing from Viet Nam.  Got to take care of the troops after they get home.  Too many flash backs, and bad experiences.  Killing people and seeing dead bodies effects normal people. 

If you see a person/family in trouble – do something! 

HOMICIDE AND

 SUICIDE IN THE

MILITARY

http://www.bordeninstitute.army.mil/published_volumes/military_psychiatry/MPch6.pdf

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TGIF

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:Dead.

The first worm in alcohol —

 
The second worm in cigarette smoke — Dead
Third worm in chocolate syrup — Dead
Fourth worm in good clean soil — Alive. So the Minister asked the congregation —
What can you learn from this demonstration?


“As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won’t have worms!”

 

Maxine was setting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said,

That pretty much ended the service —

Articles of Interest

These articles may be of interest to you:

Masonic Influence in Washington, D.C. -If you are planning a trip the the nation’s capitol, you may be interest in it’s buildings.       http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1422268/masonic_influence_in_washington_dc.html?cat=37

Learn about the early inhabitants of the Washington-Maryland area: Piscataway Indians of Washington, DC  http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1418634/piscataway_indians_of_washington_dc.html?cat=37

This title speaks for itself:  Were There Other African-American Presidents? http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1399660/were_there_other_africanamerican_presidents.html?cat=37

Homemade Spa Treatments http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1396035/homemade_spa_treatments.html?cat=5

Say NO to Partial Birth Abortion http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1402009/say_no_to_partial_birth_abortion.html?cat=48

Something with humor – Mom’s Underwear Saves the Day!  http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1421580/moms_underwear_saves_the_day.html?cat=25

Army to report record number of suicides

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/28/army.suicides/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

The U.S. Army will report Thursday the highest level of suicides among its soldiers since it began tracking the rate 28 years ago. Time for the troops to come home.  Don’t believe me, visit the 18-19 years amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him a Purple Heart at Walter Reed Medical Center.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Wake up America!  There’s a Black man in the White House.  He’s got the same job as the white guy and is due his respect for the office he holds.  I didn’t like Bush, but when I spoke of him, he was Mr. President.  Barack Obama is President Obama or Mr. President.  He’s not Barack or Obama. You show respect for the position, office, the anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jury Duty

I had jury duty on the biggest day in history, January 20, 2009!  I wanted to see Barack Obama take the Oath of Office for President of the United States. 

After getting a lecture on why doing your civic duty was important, we did get to see the historical event on C-Span.  Well we should have been inspired to be Americans.  Some “Americans” just don’t think that way.  Only half the room the stood for the national anthem. In forgien countries you could almost get beaten if not shot for not showing respect.  They sentence people to death for tainted milk in China.  Here in these United States we are free to not respect the national anthem even in a government building ~ Freedom!

Big Weekend-January 16-20, 2009

Lots happened this week.  Motown turned 50 years old.  January 15th was Dr. Martin Luther King”s Birthday.  US Airlines landed in the Hudson River!  We still much more big events to come and it’s only Friday!

History will be made on January 20th.  Barack Obama will be the first Black President of the United  States.  The man is actually biracial, but few people acknowledge that.  He is a true Afican American with a father from Africa and an American mother.  

From Wikipedia,  the one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States that holds that a person with any trace of African ancestry is considered black unless having an alternative non-white ancestry which he or she can claim, such as Native American, Asian, Arab, or Australian aboriginal.  It developed most strongly out of the binary culture of long years of institutionalized slavery.

This notion of invisible/intangible membership in a racial group has seldom been applied to people other than those chiefly of black African ancestry.  As Langston Hughes wrote, “You see, unfortunately, I am not black. There are lots of different kinds of blood in our family. But here in the United States, the word ‘Negro’ is used to mean anyone who has any Negro blood at all in his veins. In Africa, the word is more pure. It means all Negro, therefore black. I am brown.”

So Barack Obama has a strong blood line from both mother and father, but only his father’s blood is identified.  We Black people don’t mind identifying with the new President racially.  This is not to say President-elect Obama does not have white supporters.  So that is why history will be made January 20, 2009, because the Obama has at least one drop of Black blood!