Was This Young Black Ferguson Revolutionary Assassinated?

#DarrenSealsJr … gone! Mysterious circumstances?? … beg to differ!

United States Hypocrisy

darren-seals-jrDarren Seals Jr. attends the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Million Man March.

Darren Seals Jr., a native of Ferguson, Missouri who rose to prominence as an activist in the immediate aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown Jr. two years ago, was found dead in his Jeep earlier this month under circumstances that suggest for many observers he was the victim of a targeted assassination. Not only did Seals, a vocal critic of police brutality and racism who co-founded the group Hands Up United with Tef Poe in 2014, suffer a gunshot wound to the head, his entire vehicle was literally engulfed in flames when he was discovered. That makes Seals the sixth Black man to have been killed in this way in the St. Louis area since spring of 2014, and in at least one of the previous cases a police connection has been established.

darren-seals-jr-2Darren Seals Jr…

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Sergei Polunin …

Live & Learn

“Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor’s Dancer tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.”

Highly recommended. (And hang straight through the closing credits)

Full stop.

Can be rented on Amazon Prime

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Obama Wants Kaepernick to Consider Military Families’ “Pain”

Sorry, Mr. President … not on this one!


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Source: Obama Wants Kaepernick to Consider Military Families’ “Pain”

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Lightly child, lightly.

Slowly and patiently!!

Live & Learn


How does an apple ripen?

It just sits in the sun.

~ Thomas Merton, From Merton’s Palace of Nowhere by James Finley


  • Passage from James Finley:  “Merton once told me to quit trying so hard in prayer. He said, ‘How does an apple ripen? I just sits in the sun.’ A small green apple cannot ripen in one night by tightening all its muscles, squinting its eyes and tightening its jaw in order to find itself the next morning miraculously large, red, ripe and juicy beside its small green counterparts. Like the birth of a baby or the opening of a rose, the birth of true self takes place in God’s time.”
  • Photograph: Patty Maher with Claire in Exhibit A
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do…

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U.S. Congressman wants to repeal the Jones Act in Puerto Rico


Palmer & McCain? … Repeal the Jones Act!
March from Orlando to Jacksonvillle!!
#StandWithPuertoRico …


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One U.S. congressman insisted on a key amendment to the PROMESA bill. He demanded that Puerto Rico should be exempted from the Jones Act, in order to create true economic progress on the island.

Get ready for this…that congressman was Gary Palmer, a REPUBLICAN from Alabama!

Congressman Gary Palmer, from the 6th district of Alabama

Palmer is not just a Republican. He is an extremelyconservative Republican.

He is one of the “hard-line Republicans” who forced John Boehner out of the House speakership, because Boehner was “too liberal.”

A member of the Freedom Caucus, Palmer is one of only three congressmen to receive a “Liberty Score” of 100% from the Conservative Review. He ranked even higher than Sen. Ted Cruz, for his conservative values.

Yet this conservative Republican recognized the fairness, and economic common sense, of withdrawing the Jones Act from Puerto Rico.


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10 things you need to know today: September 29, 2016

Today’s headlines … here!

The Fifth Column

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1. Congress overrides Obama veto of 9/11 victim bill
The House and the Senate voted on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a bill to let the families of 9/11 victims sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terrorist plot. The lopsided votes — in the Senate, only Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sided with Obama — marked the first veto override of Obama’s presidency. Obama called the override a “mistake.”Before the votes, he wrote to Congress warning that the law “could be devastating to the Department of Defense and its service members” and create major problems for the U.S. in foreign affairs and intelligence gathering.

Source: The New York Times

2. Senate passes spending bill to avert government shutdown
The Senate on Wednesday passed a stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown

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