This soldier has been thru Survival School & learned his lessons well. He’s giving the sign of “coercion” with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW’s as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. He was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with her. It’s ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo-perhaps because she’s never understood our military to begin with.

So I was in my living-room and the News was taking about ISIS

My mom: Islam is a peaceful religion yeah right.  

Me: They are.

My mom: Well most of them are extremist.

Me: No only a small portion of them are. What you’re saying is practically saying that all Christians are crazy like the Westboro Baptist church.

My mom: Well they aren’t Christians.

Me: Well maybe Muslims don’t see the Extremist as Muslims  

The Language That Divides America: From Red And Blue To Percents

"[The] red-blue distinction came about as pure serendipity. During the marathon battles over the recount in the 2000 election, those just happened to be the colors the media were using for the broad swaths of states that went for Bush or Gore. But the colors instantly became a proxy for all the differences in values and lifestyle that seemed to be cleaving the country into warring tribes.

That picture really had its roots in the ’70s, when we all took to using marketing jargon like “upscale,” “yuppie” and “lifestyle” itself to map out our cultural geography, and we suddenly discovered a nation called Middle America sitting in our midst. For the right, it was an occasion to brand liberals with the consumer choices that revealed them for the poseurs they were. Liberals drove a safe but ugly car built by the socialist Swedes. They consumed Chardonnay and Brie, and they followed sports that didn’t require helmets or gasoline.” 

- Geoff Nunberg, linguist

Chart via NYT

Action vs. Words.

When You start looking at someone who Was.

  • What they did. 
  • What they said.

You can not see them as they Are.

  • Why they did.
  • Why they said. 

See them for what they will Be.

  • Do You Trust. 
  • Do You Love.

Dwelling on past words.

Futures can not be Made. 

Learning from past words.

Actions can be Made. 

Actions no longer speak louder than Words. 

Words now speak louder than actions. 

Make Actions speak louder than Words. 

Be the Light. 


'Pro-life' personality Todd Kincannon suggests executing Ebola patients on the spot.

This isn’t some random nutcase: the man used to run the republican party in South Carolina, for God’s sake.

(And bear in mind, with good treatment, people can have at least a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. So you’d essentially be murdering people who have a decent shot at a full recovery. Guy is a moron.)

One big thing Fox News is ignoring when they claim Democrats are outspending the GOP: dark money.

From the Brennan Center for Justice:

Overall, 80 percent of pro-Republican independent expenditures came from dark money groups, compared to 30 percent of outside spending favoring Democrats. In addition, unreported spending — where the heavyweights are conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads — leans Republican, meaning the 80 percent figure underestimates the true extent of the preference for secrecy among GOP supporters.