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Project Veritas Stings Al Sharpton

Eric Garner & Trayvon Martin Family, Michael Brown Lawyer Say Al Sharpton Exploited Their Tragedies

Here’s our new video showing how the families and attorneys of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown really feel about Rev. Al Sharpton. Additionally, local clergy and others express their opinions about how Sharpton exploits tragedy for personal gain. – James O’Keefe

http://projectveritas.com/posts/news-blog-media-video/eric-garner-and-trayvon-martin-families-michael-brown’s-lawyer-and

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http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/02/24/irony-alert-comcast-al-sharpton-hit-with-20-billion-racial-discrimination-lawsuit/

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James O’Keefe, the man who almost single handedly took down ACORN, has been investigating Al Sharpton.

Sunday Devotional: Forgive

Colossians 3:12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones,
holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you,
so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do,
in word or in deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Over the course of the last year, my parish church has become increasingly liberal (not that it was ever conservative). In the requests for prayers after the priest’s homily, there is much talk of “social justice” — praying for “justice” this and “justice” that. Never once are we asked to pray for the murder of innocent unborn. Never once are we asked to pray for forgiveness or even for God’s mercy.

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The streets of America reflect that self-righteous demand for “justice,” with endless and often violent protests hectoring about “justice” for Trayvon, for Michael Brown, for Eric Larson. Their “justice” turns out to be more about revenge than about what is right.

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Researchers again and again have found that forgiveness is not just good for the recipient, it is also good for our own physical, mental and spiritual health.

The best definition of “forgive” I know is to refrain from wishing ill to the person who has hurt you, but instead wish him/her well. Don’t nurse the grievance and let it fester inside you.

But to forgive doesn’t mean to forget, for if we forget, we are simply setting ourselves up for a repeat of the offense. Nor does forgiving means we must approve of the offender or the offending act. Nor does forgiving means we must continue the relationship because sometimes the offense enables you to clearly see who that person really is. As a result, you simply no longer desire to be in his/her company.

Psychologist Everett Worthington has developed some techniques that prove useful. One of them is the two-chairs technique. Someone with a grievance sits in Chair A and addresses a real but absent offender sitting in Chair B, telling him how he feels. The subject is then asked to move to Chair B and respond as the offender might. Sitting in the offender’s place to explain why they acted as they did, the offended subjects are forced to think “outside the box,” to put themselves in the other’s place, perhaps seeing for the first time circumstances they had previously overlooked. This can open the way for seeing both sides of the story, and, eventually, to forgiveness.

How forgiving are you? There’s a 33-question quiz you can take to find out. Click here.

You may be surprised by the result. (Like you, I struggle with feelings of being hurt by others, with anger, with forgiveness. I was quite stunned that my quiz result was way on the far right end of “More forgiving.” I can only attribute that to God’s grace and infinite mercy.)

Our Father

May the Peace and Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord, be with you,

~Eowyn

Dozens of Obama’s sons & daughters brawl at AZ State Fair

In his brilliant bestseller on evil, People of the Lie, the late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, M.D., wrote that we can’t hope to cure a disease if we refuse to name it.

Once again, however, America’s pusillanimous media cower from naming the disease by refusing to report the truth.

This time, it is a “brawl” at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix.

And as in so many similar brawls, flash mobs, knock-out games race riots, the media use the coy euphemism of “teens” in place of “blacks” — a fact that you can see with your own eyes in these screen shots I took from the 3TV news video.

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Karen Brown reports for 3TV that more than two dozen teens were arrested after a large fight on the first night of the Arizona State Fair, Oct. 10, 2014.

Police say as many as 60 “teens” from the same neighborhood were involved in the fight. The “teens” even began fighting with police officers who stepped in.

An adult woman was seen kicking and hitting a police officer. She was one of two adults arrested.

The fight continued several blocks from the fairgrounds, located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said that 35 “teens” were arrested and released to their parents.

About 75 officers from multiple agencies were assigned to the state fair.
“To prevent this from happening again, we’re gonna have a stronger presence here, said Maj. Ken Hunter with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “At the gate, there will be more aggressive searches and we will be very visible throughout the rest of the fair.”

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~Eowyn

California history teacher poses as Trayvon Martin in yearbook photo, with hoodie and Skittles

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NY Daily News: A California history teacher has stirred up controversy by posing for a yearbook photo as Trayvon Martin.

Spencer Smith, who’s taught at Brentwood’s Heritage High School for several years, dressed up as the slain Florida teen for the snap. He donned a pulled-down hoodie and held a bag of Skittles candy in his left hand to make the political statement.

It’s unclear exactly why Smith decided to pose as the tragic teenager gunned down by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in 2012.

But reactions to his picture have been mixed.

Alfreda Charway, the high school’s Black Student Union President, said it was “a good idea because he’s expressing himself.” “Because that’s the whole point of yearbook pictures, you’re supposed to express yourself,” Charway told KTVU.

Sophomore Amber McKim thought it was “ok that he did it, just not in the yearbook.”

Parents, however, thought it was “inappropriate.” One mom, who didn’t want to be named, said: “This is supposed to be capturing the best moments of the year. And all positive things.”

Zimmerman, tried for murdering Martin last summer, was acquitted in the racially charged case.

Smith has not commented on the picture. The school’s principal said he would investigate the issue before releasing a statement.

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Gee, I wonder why he didn’t post like this?

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Rev. Manning: Obama has produced more racism in America than 200 years of slavery

Obama%20messiahobamaDuring the 2008 presidential campaign, the media heaped praises on Barack Obama, hailing him as the first “post-racial president” who would heal America from its legacy of racism.

But America is more racist than ever before, despite the “post-racial” Obama having been elected twice as president. Far from being healed from the legacy of racism, America under Obama seems to be a country where racists are cropping up here, there, and everywhere.

Just 7 months into Obama’s first term as president on July 16, 2009, America had its first allegedly racist brouhaha when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates claimed it was racism that led to his arrest by Cambridge police officer Sgt. James Crowley, for breaking into his own home. Gates had returned from a China trip to find his front door jammed. Seeing Gates trying to force the door open, a passerby had called police to report a break-in.

In 2012, America was in an even bigger uproar over alleged racist, the half-Hispanic George Zimmerman’s shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin.

In June 2013, America was in an uproar again over “celebrity” chef Paula Deen’s allegedly racist remarks (using the “N” word). A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against Deen by an employee for racial and sexual discrimination. For having occasionally uttered IN PRIVATE the N-word, Deen lost all her cookery programs, publishing deals and endorsement contracts.

The next month, America hurtled into yet another uproar when Zimmerman was tried, and acquitted, for the shooting death of Martin.

We are only four months into 2014, and already we have the Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling incidents. You can’t turn on the radio or TV without being subjected to wall-to-wall media coverage of the alleged racists.

Racism of a specific variety — racism AGAINST BLACKS — is now the most heinous, despicable and unforgivable sin (even though the racial pimps and the liberal media don’t actually subscribe to the concept of sin). A racist AGAINST BLACKS is more horrible than pedophiles, serial killers, and mass murderers.

Rev. and Dr. James David Manning has an interesting take on recent racial scandals. Here’s a transcription of the first part of his video:

“All this racial hullabaloo, going back to Paula Deen, and with Cliven Bundy, now with Donald Sterling, and all those black basketball players and mad people all over the world — it’s a set up.

By that I mean God is showing … that the racial problems in America have exacerbated under Obama. God is using this to demonstrate that those who voted for Obama because of race have gotten more racial strife and problem. Living by the sword, you die by the sword.

The two illegal elections of Barack Hussein Obama have produced more racism in America than two hundred years of slavery….

I am convinced without a doubt that God [Jesus] is allowing these things to be to show how ineffective Obama and the race pimps are, that they know not what they are doing and that they have no power….

Every last person that voted for Obama because of the color of his skin, God is demonstrating the ineffectiveness of Obama and He is condemning your vote. He is condemning the illegal elections … and all of the praise, all of the legislation, all of the acts and laws that Obama has produced….”

~Eowyn

USA Today Shows Its Racist Colors

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The Monday, February 17, 2014 edition of USA Today has a page 3 story on Michael Dunn, a Florida man who killed a teenager in self defense. In the second paragraph, written by Mary Beth Marklein and Rick Neale, Dunn is compared to George Zimmerman thusly: “The mixed verdict also is reviving criticism of Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, and prompting debate over Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s handling of two high-profile trials, each involving a white man who said he fatally shot a black unarmed teenager in self-defense and was not convicted of murder.”

So now Zimmerman, an Hispanic, has gone from being falsely labeled as a white-Hispanic to being called full on white. And the insinuation is used that Zimmerman’s defense was Florida’s stand your ground law, which he never used.

The lies never stop.

School official tells students Trayvon Martin case proved it is ‘legal to hunt’ children

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Fox News: An email sent to students by a University of Maryland official that cites the Trayvon Martin shooting as evidence “it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida” is being blasted as the latest evidence of a left-wing bias on campus.

The email, from William Dorland, director of the school’s Honors College, starts by welcoming students back to campus, but then quickly veers into politics.

“This year, we learned that it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida,” it reads, in a reference to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The email went out to all students in the Honors College.

The political language continued: “This year, the most activist Supreme Court in the history of the United States and radical factions of gun owners, gun manufacturers, and marijuana users are challenging the very fabric of the nation…” Dorland then invites students to attend a lecture by former NAACP chairman Julian Bond.

The email comes on the heels of a host of allegations of bias on college campuses around the country this fall — from a case at UNC Chapel Hill in which funding was cut for two conservative speakers to appear on campus, to an incident at the University of Kansas, where a professor said he hoped the next shooting victims would be children of NRA members.

In the Maryland case, Jim Purtilo, a University of Maryland computer science professor, said the comments struck him as inappropriate. “It’s over the top. But very much business as usual on this campus,” he said.

Dorland, reached by phone, told FoxNews.com that his goal was merely to stir student interest in the Julian Bond speaking event.

I didn’t regard it as a political statement, I regarded it as trying to stir some student interest in an activity going on on campus,” Dorland told FoxNews.com.

He said that he did receive complaints. “There were three students and a faculty member who asked me not to use such violent or inappropriate language in the future, and I apologized to them because I didn’t want to offend anybody. But I did want to stir things up,” he said.

But Purtilo said that he complained to Dorland by email and that Dorland never apologized to him. Instead, said Purtilo, Dorland responded by defending the accuracy of his line about the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Some students reached by FoxNews.com were supportive of Dorland. “[Dorland] is a great academic and has done great things for our university,” said Ben Kramer, president of the College Democrats at the University of Maryland.

“While I do not agree with his choice of words [in the Trayvon Martin reference], I respect and agree with his efforts to foster a dialogue about contentious issues.”

Others took more offense. “Sending politically charged emails like this not only alienates students, but also adds to our toxic political discourse,” Ross Marchand, president of the campus Students for Liberty, said.

Caroline Carlson, chairwoman of the UMD College Republicans, agreed. “Claiming that it is ‘legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida’ is stretching the truth, and frankly, we believe Professor Dorland should be above making those types of false statements in what is presumed to be a factual Honors College email.”

Dorland defended his use of that line. “I think it’s stirring the pot,” Dorland said about his email. “I think, factually, the sentence — it may be strained and polemic or something — but it is roughly at least what many people would say was the outcome of the verdict [of the Trayvon Martin case]. I’m not going to avow or disavow the position because it doesn’t really matter what I think.”

Purtilo, however, says that the incident is indicative of liberal bias he sees on the campus every day. He related one story that he had seen.

“I was on a committee for a very prestigious award on campus, which basically gives a free ride to the selected student, and I remember our committee once interviewing a young woman from one of the more rural counties of the state. And she was poised and articulate and tremendously well prepared, top scores and maxed out SAT and everything… but she made no secret about her religious views, and she asked about things like whether we had a drug- and alcohol-free dorm hall,” Purtilo said.

“The committee’s conclusion was, ‘oh, she has very strict views, very rigid views — she would not be comfortable here’… you often hear code words like those, which really mean that the person is right-of-center politically.”

Dorland dismissed the idea that his emailed quote was indicative of general political bias on campus. “I don’t really want to suggest to you that I’m backing down, but I will tell you that we’ve had speakers here from AEI, from the CATO Institute — and [Arizona Sen. John] McCain was invited to be here.”

In my job here I’m pretty apolitical,” he added. “You can ask the students. I will take the side of Pope Benedict on an argument, and the next day take the side of a new Pope. You know, the intellectual position in the world is to engage people and get them to talk about what they believe in,” he said.

Contact information for William Dorland:

dorlandProfessor:Physics; Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP), Honors College Director

Phone: 301-405-6771

Email: bdorland@umd.edu

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