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In pagan Rome, the celebration of the Winter Solstice began on December 17 with the feast of Saturn -- also called the Saturnalia. Through December 23rd, the Roman world engaged in merrymaking and the exchanging of gifts in honor of father sun and mother earth./font>
Saturn - equivalent to Greek Kronos the son of Uranus (Heaven or Sky-Father) and Gaea (Ops)Earth-Mother) and the youngest of the Twelve Titans , God of Agriculture; .
Ops - Mother Earth, Goddess of Plenty; partner to Saturn and Consus. In the syncretic Roman polytheistic view, associated with their other great mother dieties, Cybele and Juno. The followers of Opis paid their vows sitting and touching the earth of whom she was goddess
Sol Invicta - Sun God; Feast of Sol Invicta, the Unconquered Sun, set in 274 A. D. (December 25) The dominate cult among Rome's elite during the rise of Christianity. A sophisticated use of archetypal symbols and rites of initiation to effect high moral standards; “temperance, self-control, and compassion -- even in victory”. A early model of Masonry which also has roots in the Egyptian temple system
Consus - God of Storebin of Harvested Grain. Consualia, end of sowing season festival (December 15).
Juventas - Dies JuvenalisGoddess of Young Manhood; related to Greek Hebe of Youthful Beauty. Coming of Age for Young Men (mid-December
Janus - God of Beginnings and Gates; Solar God of Daybreak; Creator God. Janus Day and Beginning of Calendar Year (January 1), set in 153 B.C.; again in 45 B.C.
Bacchus (Dionysus) Brumalia, Winter Solstice on pre-Julian calendar (December 25) originally the Greek winter holiday associated with Dionysus and wine. By the time of the winter Brumalia, the wine was ready to be poured into jars for drinking.
Christ Christmas (December 25), Christians move Christ's birthday to this date in 336 A.D.
the time is now for things to change . we have to stand up and fight for our freedom stop judging our elders because of media propaganda. we need to give our brothers and sisters support for the simple fact we are one. We can't let mainstream media depict our decisions in life, we have to focuse onn our community and build up each other. What we need as a people the government caqnt decide only we can. we need to stop becoming victims within their system of destruction. we are one as a people if we focus on our history the pyramids acroos the world show who we are kings and queens. thanks for listening to the show . peace love and prosperity...
Notions of race are created to justify slavery because once you point out differences in people, it is easier to start judging and ranking them; positioning some races as more superior than others. One way this has been demonstrated in America is during the time of Jim Crow Laws. By this time slavery had been abolished but this was a new type of slavery. These laws limited certain freedoms and separated and ranked citizens solely based on race. Some of these limited freedoms included separate eating areas, separate drinking fountains, and separate bathrooms. Jim Crow laws were eventually abolished but this slavery idea still exists today but more through socially constructed laws versus U.S. laws. Examples of this include the war on drugs and the multiple cases of cops treating people unfairly based on the color of their skin.
Several racial bribes representative of Jim Crow Laws that exist in America today include the mass imprisonment of more people of color than white people, the war on drugs, and discrimination. As Alexander points out in her book, The New Jim Crow, mass imprisonment started back during the Civil Rights Movement when people of color would do legal acts, such as protesting, they would be viewed and handled as criminal acts. The rise in crime rates was also linked not to any other social and economic factor but only to the African American unemployment rates and the Civil Rights Movement. This type of thinking was lead by the conservatives to secretly find ways to maintain white supremacy in America. This crime was also what sparked the war on drugs, which increased the surveillance and severity of punishment for possession or the selling of drugs. Drugs and crime in areas of poverty where there was a great African American population and by cracking down on drugs they could arrest and charge more people of color. Lastly, discrimination is still seen today in jobs, income, living situations, care, and education.
It seems like no exaggeration to suggest that at this moment, a half-century after the greatest victories of the civil rights movement, America is drifting backwards towards apartheid. It’s not a word I use lightly, nor one we are accustomed to using when describing our current condition. Indeed, its not even a word that most are willing to utter when referencing our past. It’s a word we like to reserve for others, for the formerly white-dominated South Africa, but not for ourselves, and certainly not now, what with a black president and all.
But beyond the presence of brown faces in high places, can anyone really claim without gagging on the sheer dimensions of the lie, that we are even within intercontinental-ballistic-missile-striking-distance of that state of post-raciality so many naive white folks assured us had arrived upon the election of Barack Obama? People like Rudy Giuliani and William Bennett and John Bolton and Ann Coulter, all of whom proclaimed racism essentially over as soon as the election had been called?
Is it really a stretch to call it apartheid, even as one after another after another after another black male (roughly one every 28 hours) — and more than a few black women and girls — are gunned down by police or vigilantes in city after city and town after town, unarmed, or armed only with an air rifle in a Wal-Mart? And this, even as white men can point their guns at federal officials or parade around the streets, or in Target or churches or Chipotle, or bars (because guns around booze is always a great idea) or anywhere they damned well please with weapons — real ones, with bullets — and be left to see another day? Or in some cases even lauded as heroes and the new “freedom riders,” standing up for their constitutional rights?
A grand jury declined to bring charges against a New York police officer following the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner, Richmond County district attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. said in a written statement to the media.
“After deliberation on the evidence presented in this matter, the grand jury found that there was no reasonable cause to vote an indictment,” the statement reads.
Garner, 43, died July 17 after Officer Daniel Pantaleo was filmed placing him in what appears to be a chokehold during an arrest.
Garner family attorney Jonathan Moore told the Associated Press that the family was “astonished by the decision.” Speaking to the New York Times, Moore added, “It’s very upsetting to us – we obviously hope that the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, Loretta Lynch, will take a close look at this.”
“We think people should express their objections to this grand jury verdict, but we urge on behalf of the family that any protest be peaceful,” Moore said.Pantaleo commented on the decision in a statement released through the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. “I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves,” he said, adding, “it is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.
CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri officials plan to announce a grand jury's decision on whether to criminally charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson at 8 p.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Monday, authorities said.
The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and has become a flashpoint for strained U.S. race relations.
Activists in Ferguson and around the United States have been preparing for the grand jury's decision for weeks.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's office plans to announce the finding in Clayton, Missouri, where the grand jury met, spokesman Ed Magee said.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called up the National Guard and local officials have been planning a massive police presence to quell any potential violence, particularly if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted in the Aug. 9 shooting.
Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed bla …
Nixon plans to make a public plea for peace at 5:30 p.m. local time (2330 GMT) in remarks at the University of St. Louis, a spokesman said.
The grand jury, with nine white and three black members, has been meeting since late August, and has heard evidence including witnesses called by the prosecution as well as a private pathologist hired by the Brown family to review the shooting. Nine jurors need to agree to bring charges.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency on Monday, allowing him to activate the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, three months ago.
The declaration was certain to add to mounting tension here as people awaited the grand jury’s decision, which officials have said is expected in mid- to late November. Many here have said they expect the grand jury to decide against indicting the Ferguson officer, Darren Wilson, and they anticipate a show of anger and protest afterward. Some protesters said that calling up the Guard before a grand jury decision was a premature, antagonistic move that presumed that demonstrations would be violent.
National Guard Would Play Limited Role, St. Louis Mayor SaysNOV. 17, 2014
Governor Activates Missouri National GuardNOV. 17, 2014
Photographing on Ferguson’s StreetsAUG. 14, 2014
Mr. Nixon called up the Guard in August during demonstrations that sometimes grew violent. Although the Guard’s role was limited to protecting a police command post, its presence drew vehement criticism from demonstrators, who said it was further indication of a military-style approach by the law enforcement authorities.
Protesters on Monday in Missouri, as Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency.
Born on Dec 2, 1974 From an upper middle class family Renee was the only child and grew up in
Pleasantville New Jersey she had everything you could ever asked for in life, Until
one day, When she was 17, just 2 weeks after graduating High School, On June 12th
1992 at midnight Renee got into her car and drove to the park where she attempted
suicide and shot herself on the right side of her temple where the bullet went
through her left eye, Which caused the bullet to severt her optic
nerves and she sustained extensive nerve damage on both her eyes and she had even
lost her taste, and smell. She was IN ACOMA FOR 2 DAYS .Due to the damage, her left
eye was removed. In 1994 regained her sense of smell and taste. In 1993 and 2004 she
went to the school of the blind where they taught blind people ADL SKILLS ( Daily
Living Skills) where she learned to be independent and taught to live on her own.
In 1996 Renee was still able to go to college and took up sociology 101,and had
completed 9 credits. She was able to get her own apartment after she had completed
her course at the school for the blind...Renee learned some life lessons, she had
learned that you should be thankful to be alive and whole and to not take those
things in advantage. Renee learned to forgive- for God had spared her life and had
allowed her to live to this present day.
Glenn Willis was born in Camden, New Jersey and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Mary’s Catholic Schools. At the age of 11, his family moved to the Crammer Hill section of Edgewater Park Township.
Dr. Willis attended Burlington City High School and Bordentown Military Institute, where he played basketball and ran track. He dropped out of Rutgers Universitytowards the end of the Viet Nam War and enlisted in the United States Air Force. Glenn is a retired Viet Nam era disabled veteran.
Upon his discharge from the Air Force, Glenn returned to the University to complete his course work before moving to California to continue his education. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Creative Writing, and a Master’s Degree in English Literature. He earned his Doctorate in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.
Glenn has held the positions of Dean of Students, Dean of Instructional Services, Academic Dean and Director of Academic Affairs. His love for teaching and touching the lives of students saw him return to the classroom. Currently, Dr. Willis is an adjunct English instructor at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.
Dr. Willis has authored such books as the “Binns” (science fiction novel), “Dear America, Do You Hear What I Hear?” Dear America, Where Do We Go From Here? and “Terror in Oaktown (release date 11-15-14).
Ebola is not currently an airborne disease. You can't catch Ebola by sitting across the room from someone who has it. You can only catch Ebola from coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has the disease and is showing symptoms.
FEARS THAT EBOLA WILL MUTATE AND SPREAD THROUGH THE AIR ARE OVERBLOWN, EXPERTS SAY
(One caveat: If someone with Ebola symptoms sneezes or coughs and the saliva or mucus hits your eyes, nose, or mouth, that can transmit the disease, but this is rare, and it's mainly a concern for health workers. It's also not what people mean by "airborne.")
The following document is believed to be the personal notes and scientific dairy of a scientist who was contracted by the government over several years to visit all crash sites, interrogate captured Alien Life Forms and analyze all data gathered from that endeavor. He also wrote notes on or about any documents which he came in contact with, which in any way related directly or indirectly to the organization, structure or operation for the collection of such data.
This individual was discovered to have kept and maintained such personal notes and therefore was scheduled for termination. He narrowly escaped termination by the government and is currently in hiding out of this country.
We believe his involvement in these investigations span over a thirty-three (33) year period. He was soon discovered and immediately went into hiding in 1990.
We modified his personal notes only so slightly, and only when necessary to make them flow together and read correctly.
When you read this document, it may disturb you. The real facts have a tendency to do exactly that, but this information needs to get to the general public. I caution you to use your best judgment when allowing a minor child to read this document.
At this time, to the best of the data we have available, there are at least one hundred and sixty (160) species or races of Aliens from different galaxies, stars and planets we have encountered. You will find as much data (as we have available thru 1990) on each race in the following pages, as each race is discussed. There are still more Aliens we haven't encountered yet but we feel it won't be long before we do...