Video: “Bankrupt–How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit”

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Ecclesiastes 8:9 “man has dominated man to his injury.” these problems are caused by a simple truth, man does not have the ability or the right to rule over himself or others, and being sinful like we are the temptation to seek selfish interests and power over others is just to strong for a lot of people without devine help. Jeremiah 10:23 I well know o Jehovah to man his way does not belong, it does not belong to man who is walking to direct his own step”

Originally posted on Rowan Free Press:

An FTR Media Project

♦ “Bankrupt–How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit” is  a 40 minute documentary video focusing on why Detroit went from being a leading edge American industrial and arts city to a dangerous and bankrupt slum over a short span of years.  Two of the largest driving forces behind Detroit’s tumble were cronyism and corruption, challenges clearly plaguing Salisbury.  Our city’s fall will never be anywhere near as dramatic as Detroit’s for the reason that Salisbury has existed as a struggling North Carolina city for over 40 years.  Since the Fibrant debacle began, Salisbury’s downward spiral sped up dramatically.

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The Case Against Dangerous Bike Lanes

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if this is the case send the city a bill for the damage done to you and your bike. that will learn them.

Originally posted on Rowan Free Press:

RFP Staff

♦ A collection of articles and videos from across the USA supporting the case against dangerous bike lanes:

Bike Lanes are more dangerous than regular traffic lanes:

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plants resurrected

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topaz jewel and yellow rugosa hybrid, some of the tops actually survived this really bad winter we had, the flower is lovly. starts off dark yellow and lightens from the sun and heat, to a light yellow wonder if when it gets cooler if it will darken again like my new dawn does it get pinker when cooler and whiter when hotter.  now I know they sent me the right rose.

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new dawn coming back from the thick stem, glad I did not cut it all the way to the ground, the leaves are so shiny, it doesn’t have buds on it I am hoping it will wait a few more weeks to get more canes I have a trellis I made ready for them, and to try to reduce black spot I put weed block around it to keep the hortatunia back so there would be better air circulation.

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anyone know what this flower is? it grew back in my wildflower patch I grew wher I had a lot of cosmos, now I have different flowers coming up.

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anyone know what this is?

my butterfly bushes all died, my one crape myrtle died too, but the one next to the garage is barly coming back from the bottom of the trunk. bummer the trunk has some pretty patterns on it, I am using it as a trellis for scarlet bean runner edible beans and is ornamental too, this is just some of my plants all which survived except the butterfly bushes and one new dawn which I just bought last year and that crape myrtle.

 

Their Crime? Feeding the Poor and Hungry

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this just flabbergast me, whatever happened to the cry of helping the poor sharing the wealth with the poor crap in gov I hear all the time to justify high taxes?

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Never mind the crooks at those ‘Too Big to Fail’ Wall Street banks stealing trillions and wrecking the economy, from which we may never recover. Not a one has been prosecuted.

But G-d forbid you feed the hungry, for that violation of law, there will be consequences, and the cops will be there to tell you what to do, think and how to act and haul you off to jail for this grievous violation.

At least folks in Killeen, Texas know the proper way to greet cops when they stick their noses where it don’t belong.

After feeding the hungry in a Daytona Beach park every weekend for more than a year, it’s just as easy to imagine Chico and Debbie Jimenez given a ticker-tape parade as what they actually got: a slew of citations and a permanent ban from the park.

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judicial lawlessness

ever read the book the law by basitat? it is short and sweet. It made me think about our day. How has ‘law’ been used to commit oppression and injustice? hum that is not hard is it? Let me see, The Bundy ranch incidence? hum, Ruby incident? Waco? hum, lalalalal oh yea Policing for profit situation, you know stealing your stuff even though you have done no wrong, they just pretend you did and you must prove you didn’t.  Lalalalalala, oh yea, prisons for non violent offenders where your caged like an animal because you like to eat or drink or smoke the wrong food.  lalalalalala Oh I almost forgot the Katrina incident in new Orleans, where people were getting their guns and property stolen, trespassing on threats into people’s homes to see what valuables you have. Don’t forget some places actually outlawing gardens in your own yard.  Where you cannot grow your own food that is also sold on the market like wheat, since it affects commerce in some way (and what activity doesn’t) because a farmer wanted to grow his own grain for his own family.

Now I thought using threats of harm to steal someones stuff or to kidnap your kids was illegal/unlawful?  Am I missing something here? this is the land of Christendom right? rulers have said they are Christian right? I even heard bush say he was, so how is stealing people’s stuff or using armed people to enforce the law to steal peoples life liberty and chidren if you do something politically incorrect chrisitan?  Could they perhaps just be lying?

Does God really take note of this oppression and injustice? Let him speak for himself.  ISAIAH 10:1-2 shows us his feelings. “Woe to tose who enact harmful regulations who constantly draft oppressive decrees to deny the legal claim of the poor to deprieve the lowly among my people of justice making widows their spoil and fatherless children their plunder.”

Does this make it clear for you? Jehovahs laws forbids all forms of injustice “you people must not do injustice in the judgement you must not treat the lowly with partiality and you must not prefer the person of a great one.” 

Disregarding that law these officials draw up their own “harmful regulations” so as to legitimize what amounts to outright theft of the cruelest kind. taking the scanty  possessions of poor people isreals false gods are of course blind to the injustice but Jehovsh is not.

So what, Jehovah doesn’t exist will be the response. But why doesn’t he exist? so are you saying complex laws of nature and complexity of it all just happened without intelligent direction? Just ask a scientist how complex the dna molecule is, he will tell you. Where did our intelligence come from, our sense of justice our sense of right and wrong? Do you see morality among the animals the chimps the apes? Where did the instinctual behavior come from who programmed the dna to transmit it? Let me see, chance?  Did your computer just happened by explosion of reactions of non living elements? so how long will we have to wait for justice.

So  people do not misread Jehovahs patience as non interest or non existence, the bible answers that question.  2peter 3:9, Has God punished people in the past for injustice and violence? The flood, which most are familiar with was for the violence, so was Sodom and gormorroh for their sexual deviate violence (which included raping boys). Malachi reminds us that Jehovah has not changed. his feelings on the matter and purpose has not changed.

so let this be a warning to those in power, do not abuse your priveleges of service to your fellow man nor discount Jehovahs existence,  Jehovah is watching and there is no partiality with him and he has promised not to allow wicked people to be around forever his patience has a limit and based on prophecy and principles of the bible that time is very close at hand. Jw.org for futhur info

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R.I.P my lovlies

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I have mixed feelings my little plants, I tried so hard to keep alive, and curse you polar vortex wish I could just punch you in the nose for murder, may you burn in lava, urrr freeze to death, don’t know which is best punishment for you. now I am down to about 10 roses, now to figure out what plants to replace these with,  so my friends what lovelies has mr creepy polar vortex murdered in your yard?

meet my new friend

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butterflies magnolia will this plant live through the winter? we shall see okay I am editing this, I think I jumped the gun here, I can just kick myself for not waiting one more week, my new dawn not only survived the tops are still alive and budding out like crazy, good think I did not cut it all the way down to the ground, so now not only do I still have my lovlie the new dawn I still have my crepe myrtles too, they are budding out on the old wood near the ground, yea, they survived, my wisteria is still alive and so is my red rose. I am just flabbergasted by how tough there were, I underestimated them, I really could kick myself for cutting my red one down to the ground, and I am glad I did not cut the tree near the garage yet down, nor the fig either. wow, gardening it is a joy, a pain and frustration when you make stupid mistakes like not waiting enough time. boy did I learn my lesson. not sure of the butterfly bushes they do not have any leafing out yet. my new dawn I cut down about half I still have some of the thick stem so hopfully it will still bloom beautifully.

A Peek Inside the Potting Shed…

roberta4949:

everyone who loves plants and sunshine and gardening should have one of these, never thought of putting books in there what a great idea. you know if our remodeling your kitchen you can reuse the cabinets and counter tops as tables in a gardening shed, something to think about.

Originally posted on The Garden Diary:

I have received  some requests to see more of the inside of the potting shed.

This tiny space (8 x 10) is filled to the brim with a desk area and wall of inspiration over it, tons and tons of gardening books, tools of the trade, seeds, over wintering plants, magazines,  and my potting bench with the somewhat famous–dirt drawer. The potting shed and all it’s furniture was a gift of love from Mr. G (the builder of fences, trellises and raised beds AND more) about 16 years ago. Actually it was a gift to the whole family who no longer had to walk around all my garden stuff!

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This is my theropod, carnivorus, height about 10-20ft at shoulder, length average about 20 feet to 30 feet or so, biped, diet is of carrion, top speed probably based on way of movement, weight which is about 20,000 lbs give or take,, and  height I say 10 mph. Type, reptile, habitat tropical to subtropical,  teeth types, crushing, breaking, tearing. profile, surfboard straight, on two very enormous legs muscular and strong, bulky,  Since these guys are so heavy per foot and on two legs I think of them like humans very careful and slow moving, after all that head is about 20 ft off the ground and they cannot afford to fall or trip or get knocked over. their weight would shatter their bones even in a minor fall. Even a minor injury can be fatal, skin type, smooth, probably very colorful and why not, todays reptiles (especially lizards can be very colorful)have lots of color and textures and skin surface types from smooth to rough to horned etc.

my guy here is about full grown, and loves water and wet places especially when it is hot. possibly cold blooded with 3 chambered enormous heart, smallish brain with average size cortex, possibly binocular vision,  good sense of smell, possibly gave some parental care and protection, most likely as guard while baby eats what it can catch. It not known for sure whether they cared as birds do bringing food to their young, some evidence suggests some types of dinosaurs did drag food to them but that is not confirmed. The evidence is there but is open to interpretation as there are a lot of possible explanations for many of the physical evidences found, what ideas do you have as to how they looked, how they lived, how they moved and how they died?.

What killed off the prehistoric animals including the dinos? massive asteroid? there is evidence for such enormous objects hitting the earth and shattering and burning damage, some say volcanos, evidence of that exists especially in Siberia for extreme volcanic activity large enough to kill off most life, was it disease? Some are still trying to figure it out, but no one knows for sure, all we know is these asteroids and eruptions did happen but could it had happened before the earth even had life on it yet? could it have happened shortly after a atomosphere was being formed? could it have happened before land ever appeared, or since there was a time during noahs day that all land was underwater almost a year, and the upheavals moved whole mountains, shake rattle and roll mixing up everything disguising real time frames here? all the evidence could of got mixed up in the layers and conveying the idea that they volcanos and asteroid were during the same period as dinos since they appear in same layers.

And scientists agree that continents  move and change and push against each other and push some up while others go down, could this not change the layering system hiding the real time line? When volcanos erupt, earthquakes happen or massive landslides and such could that not also mess up the layering effect of time conveying wrong time sequences? More questions then answers don’t you think.  I do hope you like my dinosaur, I tried to draw and color from memory as I said I am still learning and practicing.

Good bye all, thanks for visiting.

vitad3 update

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Hi there everyone beautiful person out there, this is my update, as you know I have been trying to follow a fairly slow carb diet (which I am enjoying more than I thought) secondly I have been dosing with vitad3 gels with wool oil, okay when I started this whole thing I started out at 40,000 iu working down over several months this past year or so, (as you can see above if you can read it why these dosages seem okay for me) but several times after I start to see results and feel so much better sleeping better reduced apetite for high sugary foods go down, and more energy and less fuzzy fog etc I lower the dose so I don’t over do it, well every time I did after a few weeks the symptoms start to return and I have to up it again for a couple of weeks to see the symptoms abate (I did this about 3 times) so now I am back at 25,000 iu, per day, 5000 per day was not enough, too low for maintenance, 10,000 also was too low, I took this dosage for a couple of weeks and seen no improvement.

I have been dosing in the 20,000 iu range for about 2 weeks or so and I am starting to feel so much better. my appetite has normalized (don’t need to constantly munch) I sleep through the night again without the hunger or nervousness of low blood sugar symptoms even tho on paper I do not have hypoglycemia.

my periods are starting to normalize (until I started to eat a high soy product I did not know I was eating, I cannot handle even a hint of soy itmesses up my periods makes them last longer, heavier, more crampy and pms is worse as well) so I have reduced that, flaxseed and it’s oil does the same thing.  But my mood is better too. I am starting to have a training effect, improvments in stamina, breathing and etc when I exercise. I do hope you all can read those notes I scanned, tried to get a copy into a word processing document but it only pasted jibberjabber language.

enjoy. oh here is a picture of what is happening as of now,

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can you believe it is almost april?  SUCKS!!!! why does winter always want to hang on so long and summer want to be so cold like last year was?

Things that comfort me

Hi there, how are all my fans doing today, lol, fans that is a funny one, I actually have something to say today, wahoo! stop the presses we have a news flash, lady wisdom is on the war path again, war path of wisdom for the depressed, the sad, the disillusioned, the intellecturals in need of some actual intellectural stimulation. Or just plain folk who are bored out of their gourd waiting for winter to finally go away and never come back.

You know winter lasted to long when you go get gas and you cannot figure out why the diesel light keeps coming on  when you pick up the nozzle and you keep pushing the unleaded gas button and it doesn’t do anything. Only to find out there are two nozzles, DUH!!!!! Yesterday was a bad day, had a bad night of sleep and the sun was so nice all I wanted to do was sleep in its wonderful beams. Or when you sit down at your computer and don’t notice a beautiful new rose my hubby just brought me, boy did I feel like a cad. I see the important of getting a good nights sleep, your brain literally shuts down on you.

Today I was reading articles by different people, economists and political advisors, commentators, you know all the people who are watch dogs for government, over the economy, and other facets that affects all of us directly or indirectly.  If it were not for my faith in the bible and knowledge it has given me, I would absolutely be totally insane or dead, it is enough to put you off to life itself. Makes one want to do what that guy who lived alone in the wilderness for 35 years did, move away from people, tax collectors, abusive police, politicians, lying news media, and the like.  Have a peaceful life where you go about your business without others trying to dictate to you what you will or not do with your property life or liberty. Safe from the depressing news on the wars, the stupidity of humans trying to govern themselves and the like. Cant really blame him at all.

One thing the comforts me is this, Matthew 5:3, 6:9-12, revelation 21:3-4 These basically say pray for Gods kingdom to come and take over the earths affairs, get rid of wicked people, as you have to be meek to inherit the earth, and wicked people are not meek, and God putting his tent (figuratively) over the earth and meek mankind and ridding the earth of all the things that cause suffering, injustice and depression and crushes ones’ spirit for life. I know a lot of people understand this as we do live in the land of Christendom, (well most on here do) but do people really understand what this entails?

Daniel 2:1-44 is very comforting to me, but not to those who want to continue this world as it is or only modified to be more comfortable for them, do not like to hear. it basically means human governments will be crushed out of existence. what is crushed? an idea? no actual people will be crushed, those who refuse to submit to God’s ruler ship over them. This is what armagedden is all about.  So I do not worry about the earth being destroyed by asteroids from space, a massive volcano eruption in the middle of usa or global warming or a third world war with nuclear weapons. this is because Jehovah promised that earth would stand forever and be inhabited by the righteous forever. psalms 37 speaks about this, so does Isaiah 65, and 11 speaks about it. proverbs which I remember so well because I like the way it is worded. proverbs 2:21-22 speaks about the wicked being removed from the earth and the righteous left over in it, quite the opposite of the rapture thingy that I used to believe in where the wicked remain and righteous taken up to heaven to watch the wicked be destroyed.

Another thing that comforts me and others who appreciate it, is that the poverty we see today will be no more, true peace and security is soon to be had, because all signs of the ‘sign’ are evident to bible readers and the earth is being ruined beyond repair by man. matt 24:1-14, luke 21, 2timothy 3:1-5, revelations 13, 17, 19, which all state the organizations that would arise during the “Lords day” and the conditions on the earth and the attitudes of people will be. rev 6 shows what sequence of events would play out when Jesus takes over ruler ship in the heavens, when he opens the seals.

While I am not comforted by the number of people who will be destroyed by God, I am comforted by the fact these will not be destroyed due to ignorance or by mistake or because they did not understand, but rather because they refused to follow God’s laws on matters, who want this world and its cruelty and injustice to continue because it allows them to have some corruption and selfishness of their own. It allows them to stay in the dark figuratively speaking to commit their pleasure seeking, fornicating, and murderous (by association) lifestyles. Sure they probably didn’t kill anyone directly but they supported those that did. In their hearts, in their hearts is what Jehovah looks at.

I am comforted by the fact Jehovah takes no pleasure in destroying the wicked, in Ezekiel 9 he states that so well, I do not take delight in the death of someone wicked in that he would turn around and gain life instead by obedience. I am seeing over time that Jehovah is right, he is not some creepy spirit going around causing trouble to disobedient mankind, they can do enough harm to themselves on their own thank you very much, he is right, his ruler ship is the best most just, benevolent and satan is the liar, he stated God was selfish and did not have the moral high ground, satan is the one causing the woes to us, not Jehovah, He is the one who is exacting, cruel, unjust, who has no love for man the earth or the animals. Satan despises us, we remind him to much of Jehovah’s wonderful qualities when we exercise our free wills to serve Jehovah and reflect his qualities as much as possible.

Satan did all this harm to us physically, spiritually, emotionally, and crushes us because he wants to be worshipped, he was jealous of the worship Jehovah was going to get from humans, can anyone think of anything more selfish then this? He knows he can’t get you to worship outright so he has to mislead you by lies to get you to worship him indirectly through rulers, actors, artists, philosphers, and intellecturals. He has to get you to hate God or disbelieve in his existence, he uses our own natural desires and needs and perverts them to his own satisfaction and to our harm, what a creep.!!!!!

I am comforted that he will be destroyed never to cause harm anymore once people and angels see fully that satan is the liar not Jehovah. Yahooooooooo!!!

So there you have it gang, friends and neighbors, I am still working on my dinosaurs drawings. so it will be a while still getting data on them, and see how they move and such so I can do the best drawings I can. Does anyone have a favorite dino they like? I like the sauropods and hadrosaurs and scutasaures. ta ta for now.