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This is alleged video footage of Michael Brown stealing an item and intimidating and assaulting a shop keeper.

Assuming this is Michael Brown, does this mean he deserved to die for this crime? No. That being said watching how he casually and even cruelly manhandles, bullies and intimidates the shop keeper makes me feel significantly less sympathy for him and his family.

I don’t know about you, but it’s difficult to feel sympathy for a violent criminal when they themselves are victimized.

One bully gunned down by another.

Nevertheless, if the Police officer acted inappropriately he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Michael Brown didn’t deserve to die for these actions… but I don’t think he’s the martyr we’re looking for.

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I have no problem with a woman, such as in the first photo, breastfeeding in public. Shes covered, minding her own business and not disturbing anyone. If your child is hungry and you breastfeed with a nursing cover, blanket, or scarf, I believe no one should have the right to bother you.

I do, however, have a problem with seeing people publicly breastfeed such as in the second photo. She makes no effort to cover her breasts, nor nipples. There is no respect for anyone in the surrounding area that, if they walk anywhere near, are forced to see her completely exposed breast and nipple, and if the child finishes eating and unlatches, shes just sitting there with her breast completely out.

Putting on a nursing cover or blanket is not difficult, expensive, or time consuming. It’s a simple gesture of respect for those around you, and if you put forth that respect you will recieve it back.

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The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

- Bob Marley

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. - John 15;13

 And what he might say with irony I say with conviction. “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god…” - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Thank you…

I once told a joke about a straight person.
They came after me in droves.

Each one singing the same:

Don’t fight fire with fire.

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What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.

Do not fight fire with water.

Do not fight fire with foam.

Do not evacuate the people.

Do not sound the alarms.

Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.

Do not barricade the door with damp towels.

Do not wave a white flag out of the window.

Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.

Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.

Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.

Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.

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When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.

What they mean is: Stand and burn. 

   Stand and Burn by Claudia Boleyn.

This poem is relevant to so many situations  

There's something happening here...

Journalists are being assaulted and arrested in Ferguson, MO. “Police” (<-Urban Combatant Specialists) are deployed in full military combat gear. Driving military vehicles. Down suburban streets. No fly zone has been authorized to prevent media coverage.

I think the time has finally come that it’s no longer a question of whether or not we must arm ourselves.

When the pentagon has funneled hundreds of millions in surplus military gear to “police” forces across the nation… when they’re tear gassing and incarcerating journalists… when they’re executing citizens in the street with impunity.

I’m not certain it’s a question anymore of what’s coming… it’s just a question of when it’s coming *to you*.

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.

Soren Kierkegaard

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