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Here’s What You Thought You Knew. 10 Things You Didn’t Know.

OK friends let’s see how much history we know. I’ve been watching this show on the “History” channel called

“10 things you may not know about”, and I’ve got to tell you I’ve  come across some surprising things. Let’s take this one on Civil Rights today.  

 

 

 

 

 

On the afternoon of December 1, 1955, 42-year-old African American Rosa Parks, returning home from her job as an assistant tailor at a Montgomery, Alabama, department store, boarded bus 2857 on the Cleveland Avenue line. When told to give up her seat for a white man, she refused and was arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws. Her act of civil disobedience precipitated the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was led by Martin Luther King, Jr. On the 100th anniversary of the February 4, 1913, birth of Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.

Getty Images- Rosa Parks

Getty Images- Rosa Parks

 

1. Parks was not the first African-American woman to be arrested for refusing to yield her seat on a Montgomery bus.
Nine months before Parks was jailed, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was the first Montgomery bus passenger to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white passenger

(The reason Miss Colvin was not used for the boycott and lawsuit is when she was arrested she did not play nice.  LOL . According to police report she was fighting and cussing. So the powers that be did not think she would be best to lead the charge).-   Steve~

. (Parks was involved in raising defense funds for Colvin.) Three other African-American women—Aurelia Browder, Mary Louise Smith and Susie McDonald—also ran afoul of the bus segregation law prior to Parks. The four were plaintiffs in the Browder v. Gayle case that resulted in the Supreme Court ruling bus segregation unconstitutional.

2. Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest.
Parks was a long-time member of the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which she joined in 1943. At the time of her arrest, she was a secretary of the local NAACP chapter, and the previous summer she had attended a workshop for social and economic justice at Tennessee’s Highlander Folk School. Her political activism continued through the boycott and the rest of her life.

3. Parks had a prior encounter with James Blake, the bus driver who demanded she vacate her seat.
In 1943, Blake had ejected Parks from his bus after she refused to re-enter the vehicle through the back door after paying her fare at the front. “I never wanted to be on that man’s bus again,” she wrote in her autobiography. “After that, I made a point of looking at who was driving the bus before I got on. I didn’t want any more run-ins with that mean one.” After the written order from the Supreme Court outlawing bus segregation arrived and the Montgomery Bus Boycott ended on December 21, 1956, one of the newly integrated buses that Parks boarded to pose for press photographs happened to be driven by Blake.

4. Her act of civil disobedience was not pre-meditated.
Although Parks knew that the NAACP was looking for a lead plaintiff in a case to test the constitutionality of the Jim Crow law, she did not set out to be arrested on bus 2857. Parks wrote in her autobiography that she was so preoccupied that day that she failed to notice that Blake was driving the bus. “If I had been paying attention,” she wrote, “I wouldn’t even have gotten on that bus.”

5. Parks was not sitting in a whites-only section.
Parks was sitting in the front row of a middle section of the bus open to African Americans if seats were vacant. After the “whites-only” section filled on subsequent stops and a white man was left standing, the driver demanded that Parks and three others in the row leave their seats. While the other three eventually moved, Parks did not.

6-10 HERE

~Steve~

Sunday Devotional: The God-shaped Hole in Our Hearts

Psalm 63:2

O God, you are my God—
it is you I seek!
For you my body yearns;
for you my soul thirsts,
In a land parched, lifeless,
and without water.

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“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”

-Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (10.148)

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“You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are rest-less till they find their rest in you.”

-St. Augustine (354-430), Confessions (1.1.1)

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“The house of my soul is too small for you to come in to me; let it be enlarged by you. It is in ruins, but I ask you to remake it. It contains much that you will not be pleased to see; this I confess to you and do not hide it.”

-St. Augustine, Confessions (1.5.6)

In His peace and love,

~Eowyn

Former CIA agent and Obama critic Jim Garrow arrested in Canada

The long arm of President Ebola extends all the way across our northern border into Canada.

Dr. Jim Garrow is the Christian founder and executive director of The Bethune Institute, a charitable organization dedicated to advance education in China via teaching English, giving free books to poor Chinese, and medical scholarships. Through its branch organization, The Pink Pagoda, the institute also rescues baby girls from infanticide  in China, and finds homes for the unwanted girls. Dr. Garrow is credited for saving the lives of over 50,000 Chinese girls for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Last year, Garrow told the world (via Alex Jones’ radio, Glenn Beck, and other conservative media) that Obama’s U.S. military was purging top brass using a “litmus test” of sorts. High-ranking military officials were being asked “Would you fire on an American citizen?,” and if one answered no, you would be fired.

A week after his whistle-blowing, on the Oct. 6 Now the End Begins Internet radio program, Garrow claimed that he had been a covert CIA agent but was fired by none other than Obama himself because of his disclosure.

Then Garrow made another bombshell of an announcement — that he knows Obama had ordered the hits that killed Tom Clancy and Andrew Breitbart. (Read more here.)

Although Garrow lives in Ontario, Canada, that hasn’t stopped Obama’s goons from retaliating.

Jim GarrowDr. Jim Garrow

Agenda 21 Radio reports that on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, Dr. Jim Garrow, the former CIA agent of 45 years, was arrested at his home in Ontario, Canada.

In a message to Agenda 21 Radio Dr. Garrow stated:

“When I arrived home from the Infiltration Tour I unloaded my camper trailer and discovered a pistol in a Ruger bag with ammunition and a gun lock. I called my Son in Law Chris Neilsen who is a cop and he came over and had a look at it. He told me that it is a restricted weapon like one he had to turn in. I asked what they are worth on the black market and he told me an amount that floored me. He didn’t ask me where it came from oddly enough. My wife and I went for a ride on our Goldwing and when we got back the cops arrived and arrested me. They took my passport and kept me in jail for 5 hours. I have 4 charges against me. This was all a set up.

When contacted by Agenda 21 Radio Dr. Garrow stated that the gun did not belong to him and it was an obvious ‘plant’.

This is what Garrow wrote on his Facebook page:

Valerie and Bathhouse Barry must have had a great laugh today. I was greeted by my local police department who had been informed that I was in possession of illegal firearms. As you remember I just returned from my eastern swing of the “Infiltration Tour”. Guess what was in my camper? A a snub nosed pistol considered to be a restricted weapon in Canada. I showed it to my son in law and low and behold he turned it and me in to the local police. I now know how the Nazis got collaborator jews like George Soros to turn in his own people. 4 different charges have been filed against me and I spent the last 5 hours locked in a jail cell. I am now restricted to staying in my Province, no more Infiltration Tour. Folks may remember that I zoomed home as a result of my daughters serious concussion (she is gradually showing some improvement) and it was her husband who turned me in to the local police. He never asked me how I got the gun that I showed him. I had made a comment about them being valuable on the black market but he showed no interest in learning where I had found it. Rather than ask questions he took the gun to the local police and had me arrested and charged. Little did he or whoever slipped it into my camper know that they were doing Gods bidding.

But let us look at this from the spiritual perspective. Paul went to jail charged falsely with treason and he counted it “all joy”. He encouraged us to be joyful in affliction. Staring at the wall in my cell and praising God took on a whole depth of meaning for me this evening and I must admit that my spirit soared. I understand Paul and what he was saying, I get it. I am falling asleep as I write this but am praising the Lord for his guiding hand in it all.

On Aug. 27, Garrow reported on his Facebook about more messing, this time by Skype:

I learned today that folks have not been able to call me using skype. It turns out that skype arbitrarily and without my permission changed my skype call number from drjgarrow to jim garrow. I was not notified of the change and of course now all my contacts do not know how to get hold of me through skype.

I would appreciate it if folks would continue to try to get me on drjgarrow rather than what I had not chosen jim garrow. I have used drjgarrow on skype and as my email address for decades. Not a nice thing to have lost all those contacts.

I hope Dr. Garrow isn’t planning on undergoing any surgery. (See Trail Dust’s post on Joan Rivers, “Joan Out?“)

~Eowyn

“Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be”

Narcissist: Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, ecocentrism.

Grandiose: Affectedly grand or important; pompous.

Hyperbole: A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement.

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After Lauren Bacall’s death, Daily Beast had an article describing her as “as a smart and sharp liberal and anti-communist” and “she was a worldview person”. They said she told Larry King in 2005 that she was “anti-Republican…A liberal. The L-word.”  Let’s examine some of that “total, total, total” best thing on earth shall we?

“You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal (and anti-Republican)

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  • Unless you are a woman who chooses to keep her baby with Potter’s Syndrome.
  • Unless you are a conservative woman (Playboy’s list of conservative women to hate f*ck).
  • Unless you are a conservative Asian woman.

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  • Unless you are a conservative man.
  • Unless you are a former republican vice president.

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  • Unless you are a republican governor who wants to protect his state’s borders.
  • Unless you are a rich republican who donates money for a new ambulatory care center.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man on the SCOTUS.

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  • Unless you are a black man who chaired the RNC.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man who runs for president.

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“Liberals gave more to the population of the United States than any other group”

  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Chicago.
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Detroit.

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  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Boston, who will be paying for the “Big Dig” through 2038 (at a cost overrun of 190%).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Multnomah County (OR) stuck in poverty (one in three Multnomah County residents earn less money than needed to meet their basic needs).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the US student population when it comes to math, reading and science.
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the student population of Washington (Nearly every school in Washington is failing, at least according to the No Child Left Behind federal proficiency standards).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the future US population (unless you think record debt is a good thing).
  • And lasty, liberals sure haven’t given us more of a population (Margaret Sanger would be proud).

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God loves Muslims – part 02

It’s said that God hates the sin, but loves the sinner. The same can be said about “islam” and “muslims.” In the same way, God does not love islam, a vile and genocidal religion, but He does love those who are trapped in its cruel claws.

Yes, God does love Muslims! Jesus’ death on the cross was to save as many as would turn to Him. This young man has a wonderful story. ~ TD


Moseb Hassan Yousef

Moseb Hassan Yousef

Son of Hamas leader encounters Jesus

Mosab Hassan Yousef has a remarkable story from the inside of Hamas to new life in Christ following his encounter with the love of God.

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Christian farm owners fined $13,000 for declining to host lesbian wedding

The Gaystapo strikes again.

A Christian couple who own a farm in upstate New York are being fined $10,000 for declined a lesbian couple’s request to hold a wedding ceremony on their property. The owners are also ordered to to pay $1,500 to each lesbian.

Liberty Ridge Farm

The Washington Post reports, Aug. 19, 2014, that Cynthia and Robert Gifford, who own Liberty Ridge Farm near Albany, rent their facilities for birthday parties and about a dozen weddings each year.

Cynthia & Robert Gifford

Cynthia & Robert Gifford

When Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a lesbian couple from Newark, N.J., requested to use the facility for their 2012 wedding, Cynthia Gifford offered the farm for a reception, but not for the wedding ceremony. Weddings typically are conducted on the first floor of the Giffords’ home or in an adjacent field.

Jennifer McCarthy (l), Melisa Erwin (r)

Jennifer McCarthy (l), Melisa Erwin (r)

James Trainor, the Giffords’ lawyer, said the farm owners attend a community church and cite their religious belief of marriage between a man and woman for declining to hold a same-sex wedding on their property. “Liberty Ridge Farm has employed gay people and has conducted events for same-sex couples,” Trainor said. “The Giffords’ objection was to hosting and participating in the wedding ceremony itself and not to providing service in general to lesbians.”

But administrative law judge Migdalia Pares of the Bronx rejected the Giffords’ argument that the farm, which is also their home, is not a place of public accommodation and is therefore not subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of New York’s Human Rights Law. Pares ruled that although the Giffords reside at Gifford Barn, Liberty Ridge qualifies as a public accommodation because it regularly collects fees for space, facilities, services and meals, so it cannot be considered “distinctly private.”

The Giffords must pay $13,000 in fines and restitution. Their lawyer says they are considering whether to appeal or pursue further legal action.

The now-married lesbians filed a complaint with New York’s Division of Human Rights, and the administrative law judge said that Liberty Ridge “unlawfully discriminated against complainants solely on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

Earlier this year, several states, including Kansas and Arizona, considered legislation that would allow people who object to same-sex marriage to cite their religious beliefs as a defense if faced with a discrimination lawsuit. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill in her state; the Kansas bill died in the state Senate.

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~Eowyn

5-Minute Management Course.

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.
When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel..’
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’
‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replies.
‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’
Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2 :

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’ ‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’
Puff! She’s gone.
‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’
Puff! He’s gone.
‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch.’

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.
Lesson 3:

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.
A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’
The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 4:
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’ ‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. They’re packed with nutrients.’
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.
The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.
Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:

Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there..

Lesson 5:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.
While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.
As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.
The dung was actually thawing him out!
He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate..
Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who poops on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of poop is your friend..
(3) And when you’re in deep poop, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!
THUS ENDS THE FIVE MINUTE MANAGEMENT COURSE…

~Steve~                                                                   H/T Joseph