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Sonz Been Wavy
at Nov 26, 2014 6:17:12 AM
White boys be on some doin way to much shit like this Nigga is M.O
Tina M. Baudon ~ Self Empowerment Mentor
at Nov 26, 2014 6:15:42 AM
LOVING REMINDER: If I am aware I don't prefer "it", why then do I continue to choose "it"?

This one can be a bit of a slippery slope, when we are being unaware of what we are choosing.

When we remember that there are energetic laws in play, all the time, no exceptions, then we understand that what we focus on expands. In other words, how I give my attention to whatever (whomever...) will cause it/them to remain in my reality, in that way, until I shift my focus to something else. This is universal law.

This is where things can be a bit tricky. The ego, that part of us which detests letting go, will misperceive that "I need to let go of a particular thing" (circumstance, relationship etc.), but that is not what needs to be let go of. When we look within ourSelves, we will find our root cause of whatever pattern it is that we may be wishing to change.

For example, if a relationship, or an aspect within a relationship, is not going the way you'd like (again, you've been here before...;-), it is showing you that you have been choosing it, albeit unconsciously, and that it is time to empower a new choice. No body 'gets' this the first time - we're always presented with opportunity to make a new choice.
Here's a popular example one might relate to: we might have an energetic "Use Me" sign stuck to our forehead, and would therefore attract someone who will be happy to oblige. ;-)

The slippery slope is when we begin to gain awareness of ourSelves, and shift our focus into projecting our own discomfort onto (the/an) Other. This will only keep us from being at peace within our Selves. It's all very lovingly agreed to on the soul level. It's all Good.

Our innate wisdom reminds us that we are creating ALL of it, by choice. Keep on top of what you are choosing. Are you choosing resistance, or acceptance? Blame, or compassion? Struggle, or peace? Fear, or love?

There is no reason to struggle, other than choosing to. Tough one to swallow, I know. If I hold an external focus in blame, fear, resistance (etc) on anyone or anything for any reason, I am choosing to struggle. Therefore, I create struggle in my world. My reality is a reflection of my mind. And we're ALL in this together. :)

Any time I hold another responsible for my well being in ANY way, I create a reality riddled with unfairness, because it is simply unfair of me to expect you to fulfill me.
Whether you are my friend, my family, my lover, my employer/ee, my politician, my celebrity, my media, my neighbor, my someone-I've-never-even-met-but-have-only-read-about, my pet, my world, my God.... I think I'm making my point. ;-)

I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I thank you, and I love you. (ho'oponopono mantra)

Be Love <3
~ Tina
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at Nov 26, 2014 6:12:50 AM
LIKE A STORM - Love The Way You Hate Me (Official Music Video)
Download this song on iTunes: Download this song on Amazon: New Zealand hard rock band Like A S...
Vansangliana Tochhawng
at Nov 26, 2014 6:11:45 AM
"Blank Space"

Nice to meet you, where you been?
I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven, sin
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love's a game, wanna play?

New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny, rumors fly
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends
I'm dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space, baby
And I'll write your name

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies
You're the King, baby, I'm your Queen
Find out what you want
Be that girl for a month
Wait, the worst is yet to come, oh no

Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
"Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy
But you'll come back each time you leave
'Cause, darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space, baby
And I'll write your name

Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say, I didn't warn ya
Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say, I didn't warn ya

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space, baby
And I'll write your name
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Watch Taylor's new video for "Blank Space". No animals, trees, automobiles or actors were harmed in the making of this video. Taylor’s new release 1989 is Av...
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Pundit Roshan Singh
at Nov 26, 2014 6:11:11 AM
Worries about relatives or friends could plague you throughout the day, Aries. Perhaps you aren't sure what's wrong and so you feel helpless. Whatever vague worries you may have, don't try to figure out the truth without knowing the facts. You could make mountains out of molehills. This isn't a good day to run errands. Delays and obstacles could cause a lot of frustration and wasted time.
Group functions and social events might not prove as satisfying as usual today, Taurus. You may not be in the mood. You might feel pressured to mingle when you'd rather sit on the couch. Whatever conversations you get into will seem trivial and boring. This is a good day to sit back and listen. You might learn from the people around you without having to say a word.
Pride might get in your way today, Gemini. Perhaps you will be asked to do a task that you consider beneath you. Perhaps the people around you are feeling persnickety. Rise above the insults and make a special effort to do the best you can, defusing the situation before it gets out of hand. Tonight enjoy an evening at a concert or the theater.
Your imagination might conjure stories or pictures that you want to memorialize through writing or painting, but a lack of self-confidence might discourage you. However, it's probably a good idea to do it anyway. These ideas come from deep inside you. Giving them shape could represent a release from old traumas. Keep your work hidden in a drawer if you don't like it.

Attendance at some kind of group event might seem especially appealing today. However, Leo, worries about your family might distract you so that you don't benefit from it the way you should. You also might find some of the conversation boring. Despite your lack of enthusiasm, it might be a good idea to get out anyway. Staying home alone could make for a gloomy evening.
Let's face it, Virgo. Today you're likely to find your chores and errands exceedingly boring. You could find yourself watching the clock, feeling like an hour has gone by and then realizing it's only been ten minutes. If you can put off your tasks until tomorrow, by all means do so. Nothing is so urgent that it requires your undivided attention all day. Treat yourself to a fun afternoon.

You might be distracted by daydreams of a trip you're planning to take, Libra. A friend could phone and want to discuss it, which doesn't help. Visions of faraway places and exciting pastimes may dance in your head, and routine tasks seem incredibly tedious and unworthy of attention. It's best to get them done if you can. Then you can fantasize about your vacation without guilt!

You might not have heard from a close friend in a long time and worry a little, Scorpio. Perhaps this person wasn't well the last time you talked. If you can, it might be a good idea to call. Strange and unsettling dreams could plague your sleep tonight, but don't get too agitated. They aren't prophetic in any way. The symbols probably represent nothing more than psychic detritus released through sleep.

An older visitor might come to your door today, Sagittarius. You aren't likely to be too thrilled about this, but you will be able to play the good host anyway. Romance and sociability may be a bit limited by obligations to family, particularly parents, but don't let it get you down. You may be stuck at home tonight, but you will be able to let loose later.

Mundane tasks, including errands and answering correspondence, might bore you all day, Capricorn. You're likely to be restless and strongly tempted to chuck it all and go somewhere to enjoy yourself. Take a good look at what you're doing and try to judge objectively how important it is to get it done now. If it isn't that important, then put it aside. You probably need to relax!

Financial issues may interfere with your self-expression today, Aquarius. Perhaps you need a little more money before proceeding with a project that means a lot to you. You usually aren't one to let this kind of consideration stop you, though. Just a little bit of thought and planning could make whatever it is you want to do more feasible than it appears to be. Write down some ideas and go to it!

A charismatic person might visit you today and want your help with something. Emotional issues regarding family might have you feeling gloomy. Your creative side may have to lie fallow while you attend to mundane issues. Basically, you feel pretty optimistic about your life and future. You're never afraid of hard work, and you're persevering. Go for what you want and make everyone happy, including you!

Please accept my most humble obeisances.
I wish to pay my most humble dandavat pranams to Bhagavan and all my siksha and diksha guru’s who have given me this knowledge that I am able to share with you in Jyotish and other related subject matters.
I do not have any qualifications or accolades to speak of, and if they have been acquired, I offer them at the Lotus feet of my guru’s who have given me the opportunity to serve mankind to make use of Jyotish to better the lives of those that share the stage with me in the drama of my lifetime.
AstroWorld - Pundit Roshan Singh - Home
Shelley Lynch Griffith
at Nov 26, 2014 6:09:24 AM
Interior designer. Too funny! I have a gorgeous home and have no idea how to decorate it in a way that anyone would like!
Can we guess your job?
We want to try and guess what your current job is by asking you 10 simple questions. Have fun!
Robby Bowling
at Nov 26, 2014 6:09:20 AM
This is simply Manufactured tyranny or anarchy….with the objective 100% government compliance …..the Sum result is CHAOS, CONTROL & MIGHTYMOUTH acting like a False Messiah….Do you really have the FAITH that those who are destroying us are going to have their ‘COME TO JESUS MOMENT” and change their ways…SORRY I DON’T…..
To conquer a Nation & its people all you need to do is UNDEERMINE the very fabric its built upon….All you really need to do is get people to QUESTION IT’S FAITH….All Radical Change is built aro...
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at Nov 26, 2014 6:08:58 AM
K.C & THE SUNSHINE BAND - That's the way I like it (1975)
K.C & The Sunshine Band performing their classic hit from 1975 "That's the way I like it" with the original sound from 12" vinyl disc. Enjoy it. K.C. y The S...
Rhonda Brown
at Nov 26, 2014 6:07:57 AM
You are a real role model.

You are living proof that children take after their parents.
You are a very smart, loving, resourceful and successful person. You have a great career, amazing family life and a wonderful personality. Your child will grow up to idolize you and want to be exactly like you. Sure, you think you made some mistakes along the way, but with your help and guidance, your child will only know happiness.
You are the perfect role model for every child and your kid is very lucky to have you as a mother!
What Kind Of Mother Are You?
Find out how your children really see you!
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Global Advisors
at Nov 26, 2014 6:02:47 AM
A Better Way to Bridge the Skills Gap -

By Traci Donnelly

For a long time now, business leaders have been saying that the American workforce lacks sufficient skills to fill 21st century jobs. Those of us at the frontlines of social services — doing the work of preparing low-income young people — share these concerns and hear you loud and clear. The education gap is holding back not just workers but businesses and our whole economy.

That’s why I was quite interested to hear about the innovative new educational credential called the “nanodegree,” announced last month with great heraldry by AT & T and Udacity, an online education company founded by a Stanford professor and former Google executive. For $200 a month and in less than a year, students can receive online training that prepares them for immediate entry into technology jobs.

Making it cheaper and simpler to become qualified to get a well-paying job is, of course, a good idea. But for students in poverty, it is not good enough. As Eduardo Porter noted in The New York Times, students most likely to pursue the nanodegree (and other degrees like it) are the ones who are already well educated, simply looking to switch their specialities.

Like Mr. Porter, I believe that education needs to be tied to real-life work experiences — especially if it is going to give low-income students a leg up. And companies, not colleges, are better at that. This itself is not news: Experts have been calling for more apprenticeships, more on-the-job learning, for some time. (See this Harvard Business Review article. The latest plea comes from the Hamilton Project’s new report on ending poverty, which notes that the U.S. offers about one-tenth the apprenticeships of other industrialized nations.) Despite these repeated affirmations, the teen and young adult employment rate has plummeted over the last dozen years.

But if businesses are really serious about securing a stable pool of future employees, they are going to have to invest in young people more comprehensively and earlier. Research shows that successful employment programs provide not just technical training and job opportunities but also mentoring and real-life skills. Young people do best when they receive behavioural coaching, training in workplace communication and time management, and counselling and stipends to reward good performance. Corporations and schools are not terribly good at this kind of holistic training.

But we in the social services and youth development fields are experts at it.

What I propose is this: a new partnership, between industry and organizations like ours, The Child Center of NY. If you give our kids a chance by offering them meaningful internships and apprenticeships, we in the non-profit sector can, in return, give these interns and apprentices the support they need to succeed. In effect, we can help to insure your investment in them.

Each day The Child Centre of NY and other non-profits like us work with thousands of low-income young people who have talent and ambition but face enormous barriers to success. Poverty is a barrier, yes, but so too is access to opportunities. Many have never even met anyone who has gone to college.

At our afterschool programs, counselling sites, and community centres, we provide tutoring, academic enrichment, and opportunities to learn the teamwork, good work habits, and problem-solving skills that are so essential to the workplace. Our mentors help youth discover what they are good at and want to do, and then help them build the confidence, discipline, and social-emotional skills they need to do it. As early as middle school, we take students on college trips and to visit companies where they can dream of working one day.

But what we cannot do is offer our young people high tech jobs. For this, we need businesses. Most companies invest their training dollars in management or specialized workers, but some new research is showing that ROI for investing in entry-level workers is more than respectable. A report by Corporate Voices for Working Families, “Why Companies Invest in ‘Grow Your Own’ Talent Development Models” found a range from first-year loss of 10 percent to a net gain of at least 179 percent.

Online learning schemes such as the nanodegree, with its pocket-sized appeal, may indeed funnel more qualified workers into the economy. But millions of at-risk young people will be unable to take advantage of such opportunities. Can we really afford to overlook this enormous untapped pool of human capital? Our future workforce needs a way to connect to that world. They need experience, training, and a chance to get, and keep, a job. For these kids, for the big picture, the nanodegree is just too small.
A Better Way to Bridge the Skills Gap
Strategy Consulting | Management Consulting | Global Advisors
By Traci Donnelly
For a long time now, business leaders have been saying that the American workforce lacks sufficient skills to fill 21st century jobs. Those of us at the frontlines of social services — doing the work of preparing low-income young people — share these concerns and hear you loud and clear. The education gap is holding back not just workers but businesses and our whole economy.
That’s why I was quite interested to hear about the innovative new educational credential called the “nanodegree,” announced last month with great heraldry by AT & T and Udacity, an online education company founded by a Stanford professor and former Google executive. For $200 a month and in less than a year, students can receive online training that prepares them for immediate entry into technology jobs.
Making it cheaper and simpler to become qualified to get a well-paying job is, of course, a ...
Andy Adams
at Nov 26, 2014 6:01:27 AM
Really interesting actually thought I best put some research in
You create your own reality
Thats what satanists stands
For ?
I know you can effect it and its holographic
Personally I would not admit to creating this mess
Its nothing to do with me
The church is full of pedophiles
The governments are all manslaughting
Oil tycoon wannabees
and money
And material items are
Worshiped more then eve her god or the devil put together
Its alien if you ask me
People dont come out any more
The dont share
And they act like termINhaters
Driving hate
Souless sheels
Somethings way off to be honest
History of the Devil
History of the Devil devil Satan seytan iblis
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Andy Adams commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:05:34 AM
        Really interesting to watch
Tho and the deaths against WOmen really
Shocking it was an excuse to take what they had
If someone had something you wanted land or anything
They accused them of worshipping the devil
Killed them and low and behold
Inherited there land
Wtf was going on ???
No order what so ever
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Andy Adams commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:14:24 AM
        Can not believe ive got this phone
Old phone really Samsung s3
How long has it been out in the states
I had I phone before this
So I get Gmail address
Instead of email
I type in
And guess what
I get it
You lot have had how long to pick this address before me
And I get it seems odd really
Not one person in the hole wide world thought
Yo type this in before me odd ?
Andy Adams commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:16:02 AM
        Muppets thats why
I dont think you can act
I think my reality and world is a lot smaller then I first thought ?
Andy Adams commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:16:20 AM
Sean J. O'Brien
at Nov 26, 2014 5:58:52 AM
Monsanto and Starbucks join forces? Looks like I'll be makin' my own coffee. Mine tastes way better anyhow.
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Teresa Kesari Riverwood commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:04:35 AM
        only makes sense since coffee beans are one of the most heavily sprayed crops... anyone care for a cup of poison to start your morning?
at Nov 26, 2014 5:58:15 AM
The Urantia Book Paper 114 Seraphic Planetary Government
(1250.8) 114:0.8 Michael of Nebadon is the Planetary Prince of Urantia.

And I know things, secrets that must never be told and knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. ~ "Doctor Who" The Rings of Akhaten | HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF? (1070.4) 97:8.1 The sacred history of Israel as portrayed in the Old Testament, they carefully and completely destroyed the existing records of Hebrew affairs — such books as “The Doings of the Kings of Israel” and “The Doings of the Kings of Judah,” together with several other more or less accurate records of Hebrew history.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, And oil is carried to Egypt. 2 The LORD also has a dispute with Judah [The Jews][Israel: A Nation of New Age Hebrews, Not just Jews], And will punish Jacob [Yakob: Bokya Obama] according to his ways; He will repay him according to his deeds. 3 In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with GOD. "THERE IS NO FREEDOM WITHOUT THE LAW" ~ MOSES

(1071.7) 97:9.2 The Israelitish consciousness took origin in the hill country of Ephraim; the later Jewish consciousness originated in the southern clan of Judah. The Jews (Judahites) always sought to defame and blacken the record of the northern Israelites (Ephraimites).

(1075.7) 97:10.2 When the Jews had been freed by the Persians, they returned to Palestine only to fall into bondage to their own priest-ridden code of laws, sacrifices, and rituals. And as the Hebrew clans rejected the wonderful story of God presented in the farewell oration of Moses for the rituals of sacrifice and penance, so did these remnants of the Hebrew nation reject the magnificent concept of the second Isaiah for the rules, regulations, and rituals of their growing priesthood.

RECORD meaning | Middle English: from Old French record ‘remembrance,’ from recorder ‘bring to remembrance,’ from Latin recordari ‘remember,’ based on cor, cord- ‘heart.’ The noun was earliest used in law to denote the fact of being written down as evidence. The verb originally meant ‘narrate orally or in writing,’ also ‘repeat so as to commit to memory.

PAKI-SALIN-WIKA NA LAANG PARA SA MGA TANGA: "MAY MGA BAGAY SA KABILANG BUHAY NA DI NAKIKITA NG INYONG MGA MUTAING MATA" (1250.2) 114:0.2 At noon today the roll call of planetary angels, guardians, and others on Urantia was 501,234,619 pairs of seraphim. There were assigned to my command two hundred seraphic hosts — 597,196,800 pairs of seraphim, or 1,194,393,600 individual angels. The registry, however, shows 1,002,469,238 individuals; it follows therefore that 191,924,362 angels were absent from this world on transport, messenger, and death duty. (On Urantia there are about the same number of cherubim as seraphim, and they are similarly organized.)

Vision of Four Cherubim | Revelation 4:6 and before The Throne there was something like a Sea of Glass, like crystal; and in the center and around The Throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. 7 The first creature was like a LION, and the second creature like a BULL, and the third creature had a face like that of a MAN, and the fourth creature was like a flying EAGLE. 8And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."

The Faith of Jesus [GOD's OmniPresence: Our Father Who ART in Heaven + Vision of Four Cherubim] + The Universal Father [The Father - I AM, The Father - Infinite, The GOD of Gods] Isaiah 44:6 "Thus says The LORD [YHWH, ESET: The Planetary KING], The King of Israel and His Redeemer [Lord Jesus: The Planetary Prince: Elohim Ra Xerxes], The Lord of Hosts: 'I AM the first and I AM the last, And there is no God besides Me. 7 'Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place. John 10:30 “I and my Father, We are One.”

The UNIVERSAL FATHER: The GOD of Gods | 1 Corinthians 8:6 But we know that there is only ONE GOD, The Father, who created everything, and we live for Him. And there is only One Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the Same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the Same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the Same GOD who works all things in all persons. Luke 20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth The LORD The GOD of Abraham (AbPnoyHam), and The GOD of Isaac, and The GOD of Jacob (Yakob, Bokya). 38 For HE is not a God of the Dead, but of the Living: for all Live unto him.

Ezekiel 36:22 "Therefore say to the House of Israel, 'Thus says The LORD GOD, "IT IS not for your sake, O House of Israel, that I AM about to act, but for My Holy Name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. 23 "I will vindicate the Holiness of My Great Name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I AM The LORD," declares The LORD GOD.

(2088.3) 196:0.8 “Your kingdom come; your Will be done.” (1236.2) 112:6.4 And there persist in the local universe the "Records of the Human Life as it was lived in the Flesh" 1 Peter 1:18-1 'For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, a Lamb without blemish or defect.' ’
UFO Flies To The Sun Triggered Largest Solar Flare Eruption 2012!
May 10th, 2012, NASA captured UFOs activities near the sun which triggered the mass solar flare eruption. My brother who is working for NASA sent me this vid...
John Holsinger
at Nov 26, 2014 5:58:02 AM
This report was written in the fourth week of August, and was posted on then, but it applies as much to events going on now, tonight, in Ferguson, MO, and in mostly-black neighborhoods across the country, as it did in August, maybe more so.

I must keep in mind that I wasn't there, and neither were you. And I've seen good reason, which I may post in the comments, as soon as I find the bookmark, to suggest that, even in the aftermath of the grand jury's release of their report, we still may be far from knowing all there is to be known. about the incident that started all of this.

That said, bear in mind that Officer Wilson's initial stop of Michael. Brown was for *jaywalking,* and bear in mind that the fact that it escalated so quickly, and got so out-of-hand, might well say as much about the aggressive-towards-blacks culture of policing in suburban St. Louis and about Wilson's character as it does about Mr. Brown's character.

Also bear in mind that asymmetrical-power rules apply, that is, Mr. Wilson was armed and Michael Brown was not. Therefore, of he who has more power, especially to kill, more wisdom and good judgment is expected. I am not saying anything here that other folks who are much wiser in the ways of police work have't said. There's a police captain in Philly, for instance, whose name escapes me at the moment, who has been very critical of the way this was handled.

Please discuss this: Salon Rules apply. That is, keep it cordial, civil and collegial. Bring your "A"-game when commenting, and strive to enlighten, rather than settling for heated venting.

*Warning:* I will not hesitate to warn only once, then unfriend and/or block anyone I deem guilty of using knee-jerk reactions, political buzzwords, hijacking the conversation, jumping in without reading the discussion, or generally in any way moving the conversation backwards rather than forwards. The mere fact that I am posting this on my page's timeline does not give you license to "narrow-cast" your rhetoric. That includes invoking the President, whether you, as the saying goes, "come to praise him" (or to) "bury him."

Please be aware of and sensitive to the fact that who you are addressing is an audience of world-views wider than probably 98+ percent of peoples' friend circles you will find anywhere, and I like to keep it that way. As novelist John Scalzi often says on his Whatever blog, I will wield the "mallet of correction" as i see fit to do so.
Six Vital Conversations Jumpstarted on the Streets of Ferguson
The unrest in Ferguson appears to be settling, but it prompted debates that continue.
John Holsinger commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:08:45 AM
        Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Traces of nobility, gentleness and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend. So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly. It is just unfortunate that in the clumsy hands of a cartoonist all traits become ridiculous, leading to a certain amount of self-conscious expostulation and the desire to join battle.

There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us.

—Walt Kelly, June 1953
(Thanks to Lloyd McDaniel for introducing me to this quote.

This is often shortened to "we have met the enemy and he is us."


"Biologists often talk about the "ecology" of an organism: the tallest oak in the forest is the tallest not just because it grew from the hardiest acorn; it is the tallest also because no other trees blocked its sunlight, the soil around it was deep and rich, no rabbit chewed through its bark as a sapling, and no lumberjack cut it down before it matured. We all know that successful people come from hardy seeds. But do we know enough about the sunlight that warmed them, the soil in which they put down the roots, and the rabbits and lumberjacks they were lucky enough to avoid?
People don't rise from nothing. We do owe something to parentage and patronage. The people who stand before kings may look like they did it all by themselves. But in fact they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot. It makes a difference where and when we grew up. The culture we belong to and the legacies passed down by our forebears shape the patterns of our achievement in ways we cannot begin to imagine. It's not enough to ask what successful people are like, in other words. It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't." ― Malcolm Gladwell


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.
~~Herman Melville
(Again, thanks to Lloyd McDaniel for introducing me to this quote.)


Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Not long ago, I saw Arlo Guthrie in concert. He was in Seattle, preaching to “his people,” one would think. But he told an incredibly moving story that I’ll paraphrase here: He’s traveled every corner of the country, and when he was young, he tried to seek out those who agreed with his point of view on things. But the older he’s gotten, the more he’s seen that there are really two kinds of people in America, and they aren’t Republicans and Democrats or liberals and conservatives. There are people who care and people who don’t. And he found that he had much more in common with the people who care — whatever their views — than the people who didn’t get involved in anything." -- Bob Sullivan, internet scam and consumer fraud debunking columnist for MSNBC.
Katrina-Jane Clairvoyant Medium
at Nov 26, 2014 5:55:00 AM
And today’s free mini readings go to ….

Kym Hofbauer – someone talking too much and not listening, they think they have it all under control and know everything and in reality they have no idea what is going on in behind their back, as though they are presenting the perfect life when in reality it’s about to come crashing down. I am being given the name Samuel. And I think what it is, is that you need to make up your mind about something, career?

Misty O’Flaherty – going and watching a tournament – sporting – it’s also outdoors, take an umbrella I feel more to protect from sun than rain. I am being given the name Michael. And Holly though I think the plant not a girls’ name, do you put holly up for Christmas? You’ve worked hard for your stability and it will last for quite a while – be willing to change direction when it is presented.

Suzzanne Blackley – you’re going to (or maybe have just done) the letting go of a lot of things, not just people though, but the way you think, the way you deal with things letting go of the old to allow for the new. You’ve had a bit of a rough trot and this was the catalyst for the ways in which you now view things. I’m also getting something about a ‘period of mourning’ though not sure if in the sense of someone has passed or the letting go of the old you.

Bekah Dawson – getting into a verbal stoush with someone, really at loggerheads, you may want to decide whether it is worth the fight, there are no winners in this situation it will be an uneasy stalemate. I am being given the name Gladys. A change in career path, I feel you helping people not sure in exactly what context, a bit of a guiding light.

Sarah Jean Bailey – the name Thomas is coming through, he is saying look further into your past, not sure if that is to find him or you’re doing some research! Being put into a situation where you have to lay your cards on the table, it won’t be easy for you to do but you won’t get a choice. I’m seeing a caravan with a flat tyre. And an elderly man being unsteady on his feet like he has middle ear problems.

I do understand that everyone would like a mini reading but to keep things fair for all the mini readings on Facebook are selected randomly as a little thank you for liking my page, when you have liked my page your name is put into an excel spread sheet and the computer program picks the next person, these are done when I have the time to fit them in.
I cannot tag you in these readings – you need to check each day or maybe a friend may tag you if they see it.
Do realise that they may not make sense RIGHT NOW but could be for a few months or even a year – so just put it somewhere that you can look back on it and that you have free will to do anything you want.
If you don’t feel you can wait for your random free reading and would like to have a reading with me, I offer the following readings:-
• ½ hour and offer face to face at my rooms in Newcastle, emailed and telephone all $50
• One question mini reading (one topic) and a one tarot card reading for $10
• A 3 tarot card reading or 3 one topic questions for $30 (by email only)
• Baby reading (for the newborn bub in the family) $40
• Dream Interpretation $15
All readings can be booked through my website
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Kym Hofbauer commented at Nov 26, 2014 6:03:36 AM
        Thank you so much katrina-Jane could it be me talking to much and not listening?
Jerrythefirst Oguzie
at Nov 26, 2014 5:54:42 AM
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Considering this fact, the fact that Facebook makes millions from their users and doesn't cut them in on the profits, and the recently discovered ties between Facebook and the NSA, I'd say it's time for a change!
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Daily I am making money just connecting, checking out my profile and posting.

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Luciano Nicolas
at Nov 26, 2014 5:52:52 AM
Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair falls perfectly without her trying
She's so beautiful
And I tell her everyday.
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are ♥
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Judi M Linn
at Nov 26, 2014 5:51:35 AM
A Vet Shares Tips for Keeping your Dog Healthy in the Winter

We are very aware that people tend to get sick more often in winter than any other time of year. But did you know your dog is more at risk during the winter months as well?
Dr. Patrick Mahaney DVM, leading veterinarian and consultant for The Honest Kitchen, has some great tips when it comes to keeping your best friend healthy during the coming winter months.

Food & Water


Dr. Mahaney recommends keeping your dog’s water at room temperature, even when you re-fill it.

“Very cold or ice water can cause decreased blood flow to digestive tract muscle thereby inhibiting normal blood flow, oxygenation, provision of nutrients, removal of toxins, and slowing the pace of involuntary muscular contraction (peristalsis),” he explains. “Ultimately, this can lead to digestive tract problems including vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption of nutrients, or others.”

Moist/Wet food vs. Dry

Interestingly, we need additional hydration in the winter (both you and your pets!) because our heating systems dry out the air the same as when it is hot out, Dr. Mahaney says.

So feeding your dog a wet or moist food can ensure they are getting enough water. He actually recommends feeding moist foods year-round for this reason. Serve it at room temperature as well.

You can also warm the food (to make it more appetizing), but he cautions to not over-heat or it will cause burns to your dog’s mouth.

“In general, I recommend food that is room temperature or slightly warmed (for the aroma-releasing qualities or to enhance the absorption of water into food to improve digestion),” he says.

“Warming Foods”

Dr. Mahaney explains that in Chinese medicine, certain foods are known to have warming qualities. Proteins that are considered warming include:

Beef is considered warming by some schools, he adds, while others have it as “neutral” (neither warming nor cooling).

High quality foods like the Honest Kitchen brand will help keep your dog in good health this winter.
High quality foods like the Honest Kitchen brand will help keep your dog in good health this winter.

The Honest Kitchen has recipes that match many of these food energies, including:

Force- chicken (gluten and grain-free)
Thrive- chicken (gluten-free, contains whole grain [organic quinoa…a seed])
Love- beef (gluten, and grain-free)
Verve- beef (contains whole grain [organic oats and organic rye])
The Honest Kitchen also has three base mixes in which owners can add their own protein to appropriately match their dog’s food energy needs, including:

Preference- fruit and vegetable base mix (gluten and grain-free)
Kindly- grain-free, potato-free and fruit-free vegetable base mix
Hale- fruit, vegetable, and whole grain (organic oats, organic millet, and organic buckwheat) base mix
It’s best that dog owners consult with a Chinese medicine trained veterinarian on how to most appropriately use food energies in their dogs (see


After Play

“After playing outdoors in colder temperatures, your dog’s core body temperature will likely be higher just like it would when playing in warmer weather (but perhaps not quite as high),” Dr. Mahaney says. “Therefore, I don’t suggest that dog owners offer a beverage that is hot. One that is room temperature or very slightly warm is most appropriate.”

Just like people, dogs lose vitamins, mineral, electrolytes, etc., when exercising. Dr. Mahaney suggests giving your dog something liken to a doggy sports drink when he comes back inside.

“A post-exercise beverage like Honest Kitchen Ice Pups (rehydrated with warm water instead of cold water) is a tasty way to provide health yielding nutrients including dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey and parsley,” he explains.

Warming Up

Your dog needs to warm up gradually when participating in an outdoor activity in cold weather.

“The degree of intensity should be very mild to start with a gradually increase to more challenging over a period of 5 to 15 minutes depending on your dog’s fitness level, overall health status, and age,” he advises.

He adds that senior dogs (over seven years) and dogs with any type of medical condition/illness should be treated with more caution when exercising, especially in the colder months. Talk to your vet about what’s safe for your dog to do during winter.

Signs of Illness

Is your dog too cold? Here are the signs Dr. Mahaney says to look for:

Trembling (shaking)
Discomfort while standing (lameness, offloading from and affected limb, etc.)
Licking at the affected paws or body parts
Cool or cold sensation to the paws or affected body part (ears, tail, etc.)
Pale appearance (light pink, gray, blue, etc.) to the paws or affected body part
Peeling of the layers skin during episodes of frostbite
Aside from cold-related problems like frostbite and hypothermia, our dogs can be infected with canine influenza, and they also can even pick up influenza viruses that affects humans, birds (avian), and pigs (swine), he adds.

Is your pet getting the flu? Here are the signs Dr. Mahaney says to look for:

Decreased appetite
Nasal discharge
Decreased water consumption
Changes in behavior, etc.
If your pet is showing such clinical signs of illness, it’s important that you schedule an examination with your pet’s veterinarian.


Finally, Dr. Mahaney says it is possible to boost your dog’s immune system to help keep him healthy.

“I’ve successfully been able to strengthen the immune systems of my own dog and my patients by providing probiotics,” he explains. “Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain or improve gastrointestinal tract function. As a significant portion of the immune system relies on the intestines, providing probiotics can enhance whole-body heath.

Speak with your vet about whether or not probiotics of any type would help your dog out. (Side note: they are good for YOU too!)

Remember, since your dog can get your influenza virus, limit contact with her if you are feeling under the weather. Keep your own hands washed and don’t sneeze on your dog.

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, IVAS
Nathaniel Seaberry
at Nov 26, 2014 5:49:37 AM
If crazy people can see it, why can't Americans? Our country judges the whole world for its human rights violations yet....we make excuse after excuse about the treatment of people of color! It's old, the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, the way you walk, the way you talk, and definitely not the way you look should cost you your life! I'm tired of seeing people say "if so and so acted this way..." Or " black people should act this way...", that's just people saying "if you don't act the way I want you to, you deserve to die!". Accountability people, that's all I'm asking for. We look like hypocritical fools to the rest of the world, when are we going to stop being the greatest country in the world in theory...and actually start being the greatest country in the world? The first step is to start living up to our pledge and declaration, you know that whole justice for all thing!
North Korea: Ferguson was a ‘disgrace’ and the United States is now ‘laughingstock of the world’
Hermit Kingdom criticizes the U.S. in wake of Missouri shooting and protests.
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David Dellit
at Nov 26, 2014 5:38:48 AM
Excerpt from The Valentine Prophecies, pp. 58-60.

Jesus speaks, "Disciples are first and foremost disciples because they love and adore me. They want to know everything I think, and say, and do, so that they can be just like me—just like the one they love. Being Christian is not ticking a box, it is falling in love. Yes, I understand there is a process to falling in love. It takes certain knowledge. It takes spending time together. But chatting together and chilling out together is not really why a couple falls in love with each other. It is rather that, during the chatting and chilling out together, they click—they enjoy being together—and this enjoyment grows and grows until they don’t ever want to be apart.

This is what Christianity is to me, David. A Christian is someone who cannot bear to be apart from me. And I can guarantee that they will never be apart from me in this life, or the next, eternally. I am serious about love, David. I am serious about the people I fall in love with and the people who fall in love with me. I reject no one who loves me. Everything that matters in this life brings you closer to me. The church matters, Scripture matters, teaching and learning and preaching matter, fellowship matters, Christian friendship matters—when they bring you closer to me. So it is that, if you are being taught by those who are not close to me, or if your church is led by men who are not close to me, or if your closest friends are not close to me, don’t be so close to them. Everything that is close to you and everyone who is close to you needs to be close to me, so you are surrounded by every encouragement to approach the throne of grace with confidence. Be close to me, my Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Know who your Rabbi is; be around people who know who their Rabbi is. When you rise in the morning, when you eat, when you walk or work, do all things with your Rabbi. Be constantly in fellowship and harmony with your Rabbi. Always be asking me questions, always be discussing Scripture with me, always be asking for a second opinion on your thinking and attitudes so that you know, in every little area, what pleases me. In this way, you will become like me, and that is what a disciple is: he is like me. Any version or teaching about Christianity that is not personal and about a walking and talking relationship with me, and the Father, and the Holy Spirit, is false and not of God. If you do not know God personally and you are calling yourself a Christian, you do not know anything.

Now, I am not discounting that it can take months and years to walk and talk with me, just as it takes months and years to truly know any human friend. But an interest from the heart drives you forward—it makes you an explorer and one who wants to know everything about the one you are falling in love with. Your life is never the same when you are in love—madly in love—with someone. It is distracting and hard to get the one you love out of your head. So it is with Christianity."

Read more excerpts at
The Valentine Prophecies - God's Message to His Church
The Valentine Prophecies - God's Message to His Church, His Bride, All His End-Times Children. God is speaking to us now, urging us to be prepared..
Seeraja Shu'aibu Shi'it Doro
at Nov 26, 2014 5:37:44 AM
the salats.
Imam Ja'far bin Muhammad Al Sadiq (as) had
advised to recite the following “Ziarat” on the day
of Arbae’en: Reported By Shaikh Toosi)
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2pgs | Transliteration | line by line format
The Purpose of Imams mission is very well
summarised in this ziarat as "...made every effort
and put his heart, mind, soul and life at the disposal
of Thy mission to liberate the people from the yoke
of ignorance"
Peace be on the favorite of Allah, Peace be on the
beloved friend of Allah, His distinguished hero!
Peace be on the choicest confidant of Allah,
sincerely attached precisely like his father! Peace
be on Hussain, who gave his life in the way of Allah,
a martyr, underwent untold hardships Peace be on
the hostage surrounded by the-tightening circle of
sorrow and grief, killed by a horde of savages.
O my Allah I give witness that beyond a shadow of
doubt he is Thy favorite and choicest confidant, who
enjoys Thy confidence and favor, precisely like his
Thou looked upto him and elected him in Thy cause,
picked and chose him for the good fortune, selected
for him the best purified parents, appointed him
guardian, leader, and defender of rights, a true
representative (inheritor and progenitor) of
guardians, leaders and defenders of rights, gave
him much and more from the inheritance of the
Prophets, put him forward as a decisive argument,
along with the other successors (of the Holy
Prophet-the twelve lmams) to the mankind. He met
with deadly dangers, acted justly and fairly, made
use of everything belonging to him to pay full
attention to give sincere advice, took pains, made
every effort and put his heart, mind, soul and life at
the disposal of Thy mission to liberate the people
from the yoke of ignorance and evil of
bewilderment, but an evildoer, deceived with empty
hopes of mean and worthless worldly gains, had
pressed heavily on him, and sold out his share
(eternal bliss) for the meanest and lowest bargain,
betrayed his "day of judgment" for a vulgar return,
took pride in insolence, fell into the fathom- well of
silly stupid follies, provoked Thee and Thy Prophet
to anger, did as the harsh discordant, the hypocrite,
the heavily burdened bearers of sin, condemned to
Hellfire, advised to him, however, he (the Holy
lmam), steadily, rightly and justly coped With them,
till, in Thy obedience, gave his life after which his
family was set adrift.
O my Allah, therefore, condemn them to hell as a
denunciation and conviction; and crack-down on
them with a painful Punishment. Peace be on you O
the son of the Messenger of Allah! Peace be on you
O the son of the first of the successors (of the Holy
Prophet)! I bear witness that Allah put faith in you
like He had full confidence in your father, and that
you always looked for and collected good and
virtue, lived a highly praiseworthy life and departed
from this world a martyr, forsaken and abused; I
bear witness that Allah will promptly fulfill the
promise, He made to you, and destroy those who
left you helpless and punish those who killed you; I
bear witness that you kept your promise made with
Allah, and strived in His way till what was certain
came upon you, so curse of Allah be an those who
killed you, curse of Allah be on those who
oppressed you, curse of Allah be on the people who
came to know and approved.
O my Allah be my witness that I make friends with
those who love him and oppose those who deny
him. I, my father and mother, are at your disposal 0
the son of the Messenger of Allah. I know and bear
witness that you were "light" in the sublime loins
and in the pure wombs, never touched you the dirt
of ignorance, nor ever obscurity concealed you in
its folds;
I bear witness that you are the pillar of "Deen",
support of the Muslims, refuge of the faithful; I bear
witness that you are a truthful, well-aware, content,
intelligent, rightly guided guide (Imam); I bear
witness that the Imams among your descendants
are the symbols of "conscious piety" and signs of
"true guidance", the "safe handle"-Islam, and the
decisive arguments over mankind; I declare
positively that I have full faith in you and I know for
certain that you shall return. I am, fully committed to
the laws of my religion, certain of my deeds, my
mind and heart ready for your return, and my affairs
carried out in the light of your instructions, till Allah
gives you permission, together with you, along with
you, not at the same time with your enemies.
Blessings of Allah be on you, on your souls, on your
bodies when you are visible, when you are invisible,
on your perceivable aspects, on your innermost
genius be it so, O Lord of the worlds
Transliteration only
First Form of Ziy¡rah on the Arba`¢n Day
MAFATIH -- 3 column format
Reported by Shaykh al-±£s¢ , in Tahdh¢b al-A¦k
¡m and Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid , from ¯afw¡n al-
Jamm¡l who said: My master al-¯¡diq, Allah’s
blessings be upon him, instructed me to visit
Imam al-°usayn (`a) on the Arba`¢n Day,
advisably in the early forenoon, and to say the
following words: Pdf
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﻭَﻟِﻲِّ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻭَﺣَﺒِﻴﺒِﻪِ alssal¡mu `al¡ waliyyi all¡hi wa ¦ab¢bih¢ Peace be upon the intimate servant of Allah and His
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﺧَﻠِﻴﻞِ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻭَﻧَﺠِﻴﺒِﻪِ alssal¡mu `al¡ khal¢li all¡hi wa naj¢bih¢ Peace be upon the friend of Allah and His elite.
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﺻَﻔِﻲِّ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻭَﭐﺑْﻦِ ﺻَﻔِﻴِّﻪِ alssal¡mu `al¡ ¥afiyyi all¡hi wabni ¥afiyyih¢ Peace be upon the choice of Allah and son of His
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﭐﻟْﺤُﺴَﻴْﻦِ ﭐﻟْﻤَﻈْﻠُﻮﻡِ ﭐﻟﺸَّﻬِﻴﺪِ alssal¡mu `al¡ al¦usayni alma¨l£mi alshshah¢di Peace be upon al-°usayn the wronged and
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋﻠﻰٰ ﺍ ﺳِﻴﺮِ ﭐﻟْﻜُﺮُﺑَﺎﺕِ alssal¡mu `al¡ as¢ri alkurub¡ti Peace be upon the captive of agonies
ﻭَﻗَﺘِﻴﻞِ ﭐﻟْﻌَﺒَﺮَﺍﺕِ wa qat¢li al`abar¡ti and victim of the shed tears.
ﺍَﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﺇِِﻧِّﻲ ﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻪُ ﻭَﻟِﻴُّﻚَ ﻭَﭐﺑْﻦُ ﻭَﻟِﻴِّﻚَ all¡humma inn¢ ashhadu annah£ waliyyuka wabnu
O Allah, I do bear witness that he is verily Your
intimate servant and son of Your intimate servant,
ﻭَﺻَﻔِﻴُّﻚَ ﻭَﭐﺑْﻦُ ﺻَﻔِﻴِّﻚَ wa ¥afiyyuka wabnu ¥afiyyika Your choice and son of Your choice,
ﭐﻟْﻔَﺎﺋِﺰُ ﺑِﻜَﺮَﺍﻣَﺘِﻚَ alf¡'izu bikar¡matika and the winner of Your honoring.
ﺍ ﻛْﺮَﻣْﺘَﻪُ ﺑِﭑﻟﺸَّﻬَﺎﺩَﺓِ akramtah£ bilshshah¡dati You have honored him with martyrdom,
ﻭَﺣَﺒَﻮْﺗَﻪُ ﺑِﭑﻟﺴَّﻌَﺎﺩَﺓِ wa ¦abawtah£ bilssa`¡dati endued him with happiness,
ﻭَﭐﺟْﺘَﺒَﻴْﺘَﻪُ ﺑِﻄِﻴﺐِ ﭐﻟْﻮِﻻَﺩَﺓِ wajtabaytah£ bi§¢bi alwil¡dati privileged him with legitimate birth,
ﻭَﺟَﻌَﻠْﺘَﻪُ ﺳَﻴِّﺪﺍً ﻣِﻦَ ﭐﻟﺴَّﺎﺩَﺓِ wa ja`altah£ sayyidan min alss¡dati made him one of the chiefs,
ﻭَﻗَﺎﺋِﺪﺍً ﻣِﻦَ ﭐﻟْﻘَﺎﺩَﺓِ wa q¡'idan min alq¡dati one of the leaders,
ﻭَﺫَﺍﺋِﺪﺍً ﻣِﻦْ ﭐﻟﺬَّﺍﺩَﺓِ wa dh¡'idan min aldhdh¡dati and one of the defenders (of Your religion),
ﻭَﺍ ﻋْﻄَﻴْﺘَﻪُ ﻣَﻮَﺍﺭِﻳﺚَ ﭐﻻﻧْﺒِﻴَﺎﺀِ wa a`§aytah£ maw¡r¢tha al-anbiy¡'i gave him the inheritances of the Prophets,
ﻭَﺟَﻌَﻠْﺘَﻪُ ﺣُﺠَّﺔً ﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﺧَﻠْﻘِﻚَ ﻣِﻦَ ﭐﻻﻭْﺻِﻴَﺎﺀِ wa ja`altah£ ¦ujjatan `al¡ khalqika min al-aw¥iy¡'i and chose him as argument against Your created
beings and one of the Prophets’ successors.
ﻓَﺎ ﻋْﺬَﺭَ ﻓِﻲ ﭐﻟﺪُّﻋَﺎﺀِ fa a`dhara f¢ alddu`¡'i So, he called to you flawlessly,
ﻭَﻣَﻨَﺢَ ﭐﻟﻨُّﺼْﺢَ wa mana¦a alnnu¥¦a gave advices,
ﻭَﺑَﺬَﻝَ ﻣُﻬْﺠَﺘَﻪُ ﻓِﻴﻚَ wa badhala muhjatah£ f¢ka and sacrificed his soul for You
ﻟِﻴَﺴْﺘَﻨْﻘِﺬَ ﻋِﺒَﺎﺩَﻙَ ﻣِﻦَ ﭐﻟْﺠَﻬَﺎﻟَﺔِ liyastanqidha `ib¡daka min aljah¡lati to save Your servants from ignorance
ﻭَﺣَﻴْﺮَﺓِ ﭐﻟﻀَّﻼَﻟَﺔِ wa ¦ayrati al¤¤al¡lati and perplexity of straying off.
ﻭَﻗَﺪْ ﺗَﻮَﺍﺯَﺭَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﻣَﻦْ ﻏَﺮَّﺗْﻪُ ﭐﻟﺪُّﻧْﻴَﺎ wa qad taw¡zara `alayhi man gharrat-hu aldduny¡ Yet, those whom were seduced by this worldly life,
ﻭَﺑَﺎﻉَ ﺣَﻈَّﻪُ ﺑِﭑﻻ ﺭْﺫَﻝِ ﭐﻻ ﺩْﻧَﻰٰ wa b¡`a ¦a¨¨ah£ bil-ardhali al-adn¡ who sold their share (of reward) with the lowliest
and meanest,
ﻭَﺷَﺮَﻯٰ ﺁﺧِﺮَﺗَﻪُ ﺑِﭑﻟﺜَّﻤَﻦِ ﭐﻻ ﻭْﻛَﺲِ wa shar¡ ¡khiratah£ bilththamani al-awkasi retailed their Hereafter with the cheapest price,
ﻭَﺗَﻐَﻄْﺮَﺱَ ﻭَﺗَﺮَﺩَّﻯٰ ﻓِﻲ ﻫَﻮَﺍﻩُ wa tagha§rasa wa taradd¡ f¢ haw¡hu acted haughtily, perished because of following their
ﻭَﺍ ﺳْﺨَﻄَﻚَ ﻭَﺍﺳْﺨَﻂَ ﻧَﺒِﻴَّﻚَ wa askha§aka wa askha§a nabiyyaka brought to themselves Your wrath and the wrath of
Your Prophet,
ﻭَﺍ ﻃَﺎﻉَ ﻣِﻦْ ﻋِﺒَﺎﺩِﻙَ ﺍﻫْﻞَ ﭐﻟﺸِّﻘَﺎﻕِ ﻭَﭐﻟﻨِّﻔَﺎﻕِ wa a§¡`a min `ib¡dika ahla alshshiq¡qi walnnif¡qi and obeyed the dissident and hypocritical servants
of You
ﻭَﺣَﻤَﻠَﺔَ ﭐﻻ ﻭْﺯَﺍﺭِ ﭐﻟْﻤُﺴْﺘَﻮْﺟِﺒِﻴﻦَ ﭐﻟﻨَّﺎﺭَ wa ¦amalata al-awz¡ri almustawjib¢na alnn¡ra
and the bearers of the burdens (of sins) who
deserve Hellfire—all those supported each other
against him.
ﻓَﺠَﺎﻫَﺪَﻫُﻢْ ﻓِﻴﻚَ ﺻَﺎﺑِﺮﺍً ﻣُﺤْﺘَﺴِﺒﺎً faj¡hadahum f¢ka ¥¡biran mu¦tasiban However, he fought against them painstakingly with
steadfastness expecting Your reward
ﺣَﺘَّﻰٰ ﺳُﻔِﻚَ ﻓِﻲ ﻃَﺎﻋَﺘِﻚَ ﺩَﻣُﻪُ ¦att¡ sufika f¢ §¡`atika damuh£ until his blood was shed on account of his
obedience to You
ﻭَﭐﺳْﺘُﺒِﻴﺢَ ﺣَﺮِﻳـﻤُﻪُ wastub¢¦a ¦ar¢muh£ and his women were violated.
ﺍَﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﻓَﭑﻟْﻌَﻨْﻬُﻢْ ﻟَﻌْﻨﺎً ﻭَﺑﻴﻼًَ all¡humma fal`anhum la`nan wab¢lan So, O Allah, pour heavy curses on them
ﻭَﻋَﺬِّﺑْﻬُﻢْ ﻋَﺬَﺍﺑﺎً ﺍﻟِﻴﻤﺎً wa `adhdhibhum `adh¡ban al¢man and chastise them with painful chastisement.
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ ﻳَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝِ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ alssal¡mu `alayka yabna ras£li all¡hi Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
ﺍَﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ ﻳَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ ﺳَﻴِّﺪِ ﭐﻻ ﻭْﺻِﻴَﺎﺀِ alssal¡mu `alayka yabna sayyidi al-aw¥iy¡'i Peace be upon you, O son of the chief of the
Prophets’ successors.
ﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻚَ ﺍ ﻣِﻴﻦُ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻭَﭐﺑْﻦُ ﺍﻣِﻴﻨِﻪِ ashhadu annaka am¢nu all¡hi wabnu am¢nih¢ I bear witness that you are verily the trustee of
Allah and the son of His trustee.
ﻋِﺸْﺖَ ﺳَﻌﻴﺪﺍً `ishta sa`¢dan You lived with happiness,
ﻭَﻣَﻀَﻴْﺖَ ﺣَﻤِﻴﺪﺍً wa ma¤ayta ¦am¢dan passed away with praiseworthiness,
ﻭَﻣُﺖَّ ﻓَﻘِﻴﺪﺍً ﻣَﻈْﻠُﻮﻣﺎً ﺷَﻬِﻴﺪﺍً wa mutta faq¢dan ma¨l£man shah¢dan and died missed, wronged, and martyred.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻥَّ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪَ ﻣُﻨْﺠِﺰٌ ﻣَﺎ ﻭَﻋَﺪَﻙَ wa ashhadu anna all¡ha munjizun m¡ wa`adaka I also bear witness that Allah shall inevitably fulfill
His promise to You,
ﻭَﻣُﻬْﻠِﻚٌ ﻣَﻦْ ﺧَﺬَﻟَﻚَ wa muhlikun man khadhalaka exterminate those who disappointed you,
ﻭَﻣُﻌَﺬِّﺏٌ ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺘَﻠَﻚَ wa mu`adhdhibun man qatalaka and chastise those who slew you.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻚَ ﻭَﻓَﻴْﺖَ ﺑِﻌَﻬْﺪِ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ wa ashhadu annaka wafayta bi`ahdi all¡hi I also bear witness that you fulfilled your pledge to
ﻭَﺟَﺎﻫَﺪْﺕَ ﻓِﻲ ﺳَﺒِﻴﻠِﻪِ ﺣَﺘَّﻰٰ ﺍﺗَﺎﻙَ ﭐﻟْﻴَﻘِﻴﻦُ wa j¡hadta f¢ sab¢lih¢ ¦att¡ at¡ka alyaq¢nu and strove hard in His way until death came upon
ﻓَﻠَﻌَﻦَ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻗَﺘَﻠَﻚَ fala`ana all¡hu man qatalaka So, may Allah curse those who slew you.
ﻭَﻟَﻌَﻦَ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻇَﻠَﻤَﻚَ wa la`ana all¡hu man ¨alamaka May Allah curse those who wronged you.
ﻭَﻟَﻌَﻦَ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﺍ ﻣَّﺔً ﺳَﻤِﻌَﺖْ ﺑِﺬٰﻟِﻚَ ﻓَﺮَﺿِﻴَﺖْ ﺑِﻪِ wa la`ana all¡hu ummatan sami`at bidh¡lika fara
¤iyat bih¢
May Allah curse the people who, when informed
about that, were pleased with it.
ﺍَﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﺇِِﻧِّﻲ ﺍﺷْﻬِﺪُﻙَ ﺍﻧِّﻲ ﻭَﻟِﻲٌّ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ ﻭَﺍﻻَﻩُ all¡humma inn¢ ushhiduka ann¢ waliyyun liman w¡l
O Allah, I do ask You to witness for me that I am
loyalist to those who are loyalists to him
ﻭَﻋَﺪُﻭٌّ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ ﻋَﺎﺩَﺍﻩُ wa `aduwwun liman `¡d¡hu and enemy of those who are enemies of him.
ﺑِﺎﺑِﻲ ﺍﻧْﺖَ ﻭَﺍﻣِّﻲ ﻳَﺎ ﺑْﻦَ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝِ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ bi'ab¢ anta wa umm¢ yabna ras£li all¡hi May my father and mother be accepted as ransoms
for you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
ﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻚَ ﻛُﻨْﺖَ ﻧُﻮﺭﺍً ﻓِﻲ ﭐﻻ ﺻْﻼَﺏِ
ashhadu annaka kunta n£ran f¢ al-a¥l¡bi alshsh
I bear witness that you were light in the sublime
ﻭَﭐﻻ ﺭْﺣَﺎﻡِ ﭐﻟْﻤُﻄَﻬَّﺮَﺓِ wal-ar¦¡mi almu§ahharati and purified wombs;
ﻟَﻢْ ﺗُﻨَﺠِّﺴْﻚَ ﭐﻟْﺠَﺎﻫِﻠِﻴَّﺔُ ﺑِﺎﻧْﺠَﺎﺳِﻬَﺎ lam tunajjiska alj¡hiliyyatu bi'anj¡sih¡ the impurities of the Ignorance Era could not object
you to filth
ﻭَﻟَﻢْ ﺗُﻠْﺒِﺴْﻚَ ﭐﻟْﻤُﺪْﻟَﻬِﻤَّﺎﺕُ ﻣِﻦْ ﺛِﻴَﺎﺑِﻬَﺎ wa lam tulbiska almudlahimm¡tu min thiy¡bih¡ nor could its murky clothes dress you.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻚَ ﻣِﻦْ ﺩَﻋَﺎﺋِﻢِ ﭐﻟﺪِّﻳﻦِ wa ashhadu annaka min da`¡'imi aldd¢ni I also bear witness that you are one of the
mainstays of the religion,
ﻭَﺍﺭْﻛَﺎﻥِ ﭐﻟْﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤِﻴﻦَ wa ark¡ni almuslim¢na the supports of Muslims,
ﻭَﻣَﻌْﻘِﻞِ ﭐﻟْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴﻦَ wa ma`qili almu'min¢na and the haven of the believers.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧَّﻚَ ﭐﻹِﻣَﺎﻡُ ﭐﻟْﺒَﺮُّ ﭐﻟﺘَّﻘِﻲُّ wa ashhadu annaka al-im¡mu albarru alttaqiyyu I also bear witness that you are the God-fearing,
ﭐﻟﺮَّﺿِﻲُّ ﭐﻟﺰَّﻛِﻲُّ alrra¤iyyu alzzakiyyu pleased, immaculate,
ﭐﻟْﻬَﺎﺩِﻱ ﭐﻟْﻤَﻬْﺪِﻱُّ alh¡d¢ almahdiyyu guide, and well-guided Imam.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻥَّ ﭐﻻ ﺋِﻤَّﺔَ ﻣِﻦْ ﻭُﻟْﺪِﻙَ ﻛَﻠِﻤَﺔُ ﭐﻟﺘَّﻘْﻮَﻯٰ wa ashhadu anna al-a'immata min wuldika kalimatu
And I bear witness that the Imams from your
progeny are the spokesmen of piety,
ﻭَﺍﻋْﻼَﻡُ ﭐﻟْﻬُﺪَﻯٰ wa a`l¡mu alhud¡ the signs of guidance,
ﻭَﭐﻟْﻌُﺮْﻭَﺓُ ﭐﻟْﻮُﺛْﻘَﻰٰ wal`urwatu alwuthq¡ the firmest handle (of Islam),
ﻭَﭐﻟْﺤُﺠَّﺔُ ﻋﻠﻰٰ ﺍ ﻫْﻞِ ﭐﻟﺪُّﻧْﻴَﺎ wal¦ujjatu `al¡ ahli aldduny¡ and the decisive Argument against the inhabitants
of the world.
ﻭَﺍ ﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺍﻧِّﻲ ﺑِﻜُﻢْ ﻣُﺆْﻣِﻦٌ ﻭَﺑِﺈِِﻳَﺎﺑِﻜُﻢْ wa ashhadu ann¢ bikum mu'minun wa bi'iy¡bikum I also bear witness that I believe in you all and in
your Return,
ﻣُﻮﻗِﻦٌ ﺑِﺸَﺮَﺍﻳِﻊِ ﺩِﻳﻨِﻲ ﻭَﺧَﻮَﺍﺗِﻴﻢِ ﻋَﻤَﻠِﻲ m£qinun bishar¡yi`i d¢n¢ wa khaw¡t¢mi `amal¢ I have full confidence in the laws of my religion and
in the seals of my deeds,
ﻭَﻗَﻠْﺒِﻲ ﻟِﻘَﻠْﺒِﻜُﻢْ ﺳِﻠْﻢٌ wa qalb¢ liqalbikum silmun my heart is at peace with you all,
ﻭَﺍ ﻣْﺮِﻱ ﻻ ِﻣْﺮِﻛُﻢْ ﻣُﺘَّﺒِﻊٌ wa amr¢ li'amrikum muttabi`un all my affairs are based on your commands,
ﻭَﻧُﺼْﺮَﺗِﻲ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻣُﻌَﺪَّﺓٌ wa nu¥rat¢ lakum mu`addatun and my support for you all is already all set
ﺣَﺘَّﻰٰ ﻳَﺎ ﺫَﻥَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ¦att¡ ya'dhana all¡hu lakum until Allah permits you.
ﻓَﻤَﻌَﻜُﻢْ ﻣَﻌَﻜُﻢْ fama`akum ma`akum So, I am with you. I am with you,
ﻻََ ﻣَﻊَ ﻋَﺪُﻭِّﻛُﻢْ l¡ ma`a `adduwwikum not with your enemies.
ﺻَﻠَﻮَﺍﺕُ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ¥alaw¡tu all¡hi `alaykum Allah’s blessings be upon you,
ﻭَﻋَﻠَﻰٰ ﺍﺭْﻭَﺍﺣِﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﺍﺟْﺴَﺎﺩِﻛُﻢْ wa `al¡ arw¡¦ikum wa ajs¡dikum upon your souls, upon your bodies,
ﻭَﺷَﺎﻫِﺪِﻛُﻢْ ﻭَﻏَﺎﺋِﺒِﻜُﻢْ wa sh¡hidikum wa gh¡'ibikum upon the present and the absent from you,
ﻭَﻇَﺎﻫِﺮِﻛُﻢْ ﻭَﺑَﺎﻃِﻨِﻜُﻢْ wa ¨¡hirikum wa b¡§inikum and upon the apparent and the invisible from you.
ﺁﻣِﻴﻦَ ﺭَﺏَّ ﭐﻟْﻌَﺎﻟَﻤِﻴﻦَ ¡m¢na rabba al`¡lam¢na Respond to us, O Lord of the Worlds.
You may then offer a two-unit prayer and then
pray Almighty Allah for anything you like. Then,
you may return.
Second Form of Ziy¡rah on the Arba`¢n Day
The second form of ziy¡rah of Imam al-°usayn
(`a) on the Arba`¢n Day is reported from J¡bir.
`A§¡ has reported the following:I was
accompanying J¡bir ibn `Abdull¡h al-An¥¡r¢ on
the twentieth of ¯afar (the Arba`¢n Day). When
we arrived at al-Gh¡¤iriyyah, ([1] ) he bathed
himself from the water of its river and then put
a pure (i.e. clean and ceremonially pure) shirt
that he had carried with him. After that, he
asked me, “Do you carry with you any fragrance,
`A§¡?” As I answered in the affirmative, I
handed some fragrance over to him and he put
some of it on his head and other organs. He
then walked barefooted until he stopped at the
side of Imam al-°usayn’s head. He then repeated
three times the Takb¢r statement. He then fell
to the ground fainted. When he recovered
consciousness, I could hear him saying these
ﺍﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻳَﺎ ﺁﻝَ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ alssal¡mu `alaykum y¡ ¡la all¡hi Peace be upon you all, O Household of
ﺍﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻳَﺎ ﺻَﻔْﻮَﺓَ ﭐﻟﻠَّﻪِ … alssal¡mu `alaykum y¡ ¥afwata all¡hi… Peace be upon you all, O elite of Allah…
This is the very form of ziy¡rah previously cited
under the title “Form of Ziy¡rah on the
Fifteenth of Rajab.”
Yet, there is a difference in a very few
statements, which, as maintained by Shaykh al-±
£s¢, came from the difference in the
manuscripts of this form of ziy¡rah.Hence, one
can say the previously mentioned form of ziy
¡rah on the fifteenth of Rajab.
([1] ) Taking its name from Gh¡¤irah ibn Bagh¤,
one of the forefathers of the Ban£-Asad, a
famous Arab tribe, al-Gh¡¤iriyyah is a village
near Karbal¡'. More specifically, it is the very
place where Imam al-°usayn (`a) was martyred
and buried.
Ab£-Mikhnaf, in his famous book of Maqtal al-
°usayn, has reported on the authority of al-Kalb
¢ that when the caravan of Imam al-°usayn (`a)
arrived in the land of Karbal¡' on Wednesday,
the horse of the Imam stopped. The Imam (`a)
therefore rode off it and then rode on another
horse. Yet, this horse, too, did not move any
further step. The Imam (`a) therefore rode
other seven horses all of which did not move.
Having noticed this strange matter, the Imam
(`a) asked, “O people, what is the name of this
“It is called al-Gh¡¤iriyyah,” they answered.
“Does it have another name?” the Imam (`a)
asked. “Yes, it is also called N¢naw¡ (Nineveh),”
they answered.
“Does it have a third name?” the Imam (`a)
asked. “Yes, it is also called Sh¡§i' al-Fur¡t (the
shore of the Euphrates),” they answered.
“Does it have a fourth name?” the Imam (`a)
asked. “Yes,” they answered , “It is called
Upon hearing this name, the Imam (`a) sighed
deeply and said, “This is the land of agony
(karb ) and ordeal (bal¡' )! Halt here and never
leave. This is, by Allah (I swear), the place
where we will make our riding animals lie. This
is, by Allah, the very place were our blood will
be shed. This is, by Allah, the very place where
our women will be despoiled. This is, by Allah,
the very place where our men will be killed.
This is, by Allah, the very place where our
children will be slain. In this very place, our
graves will be visited. This is the very soil of
which my grandfather, the Messenger of Allah,
promised me (to be slain on it). Never failing is
his promise—Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon him.”
Refer to al-Dam`ah al-S¡kibah (by B¡qir ibn
`Abd al-Kar¢m al-Dahdasht¢ al-Bahbah¡n¢)
4:256; N¡sikh al-Taw¡r¢kh (by Mu¦ammad Taq¢
al-Saphar) 2:168; Dhar¢`at al-Naj¡t (by M¢rz
¡ Raf¢` Garmr£d¢), pp.76.
Imam al-B¡qir (`a) is reported to have said, “Al-
Gh¡¤iriyyah is the very spot on which Almighty
Allah spoke to (Prophet) Moses the son of `Imr
¡n and talked confidentially to (Prophet) Noah.
It is the most honorable of all of His lands to
Him. Had it not been so, He would not have
entrusted with it the bodies of His most
intimate servants and the descendants of His
Prophets. So, visit our graves at al-Gh¡¤iriyyah.”
Refer to Bi¦¡r al-Anw¡r (by `All¡mah al-Majlis¢)
98:108. [Translator]
Why Arba'een?
Significance of Arba'een and the Performance of the
Ziyarat of Arba'een
Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) includes the
performance of Ziyarat-e-Arba’een as one of the
five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51
raka of sala, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing
a ring on one’s right hand, and doing sajda on dust.
(This hadith has been narrated by Sheikh Tusi in the
book Tahthib).
Why is so much importance given to the
performance of the Ziyarat of Arba’een and the
observance of Arba’een (40 days of mourning)?
Ziyarat, as we all know is a visitation, which in
essence, is the act of speaking with and visiting our
role models. Of course the physical manifestation
of the ziyarat is actually being present in Kerbala to
perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een, but, in reality, that
is not possible for every believer. So does making
ziyarat while not in Kerbala give one the same
benefits? Ahadith tell us that performing the Ziyarat
of Imam Hussain (a.s.) far from Kerbala would hold
the same significance as being in the land of
Kerbala, as long as the person performing the
Ziyarat has truly understood the status of the Imam
and seeks to emulate him.
Imam Muhamed al-Baqir (a.s.) states that the
heavens wept over Imam Hussain (a.s.) for forty
mornings, rising red and setting red. As we
complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we
re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to
“I bear witness that you are the Imam (who is) the
upright, the pious, well-pleased (with Allah), the
pure, the guide and the rightly-guided.
I bear witness that you fulfilled the pledge of Allah
and you struggled in His way…I am a friend of
whoever befriends him ...”
By performing the Ziyarat of Arba’een, we pledge
that we will continue to follow the path of justice and
righteousness and will reject injustice and speak up
against the oppressors of the time,
I am an enemy of whoever is his enemy
In essence, we make a promise to continue to mold
our lives according to the teaching of Imam Hussain
But why is it that we mourn and remember Imam
Hussain (a.s.) for a period of forty days and then
move on?
Our Prophet has said, “The earth mourns the death
of a believer for forty mornings.” Therefore it
appears that the deceased should be remembered
and mourned over for a period of forty days.
Performing an act for a continuous period of forty
days is also known to help one to not just form a
habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of
his life.
If we look at studies dealing with bringing a lifestyle
change, we notice the time period emphasized to
bring about a change is usually 6 weeks which is
about the same time period as 40 days (to be exact
it is 42 days).
In the book 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A
Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your
Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul, the
author Baron Baptiste explains the significance of
forty days:
Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds
tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of
transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for
forty days in order to experience purification and
come to a greater understanding of himself and his
mission. Moses and his people traveled through the
desert for forty years before arriving at their home
in the holy land. Noah preserved the sacredness of
life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights.
According to the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish
mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new
way of being into our system….
Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is
highly recommended in our practices as well.
The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a
particular Duaa is recited 40 times , or 40 people
gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its
effectiveness is highly increased. (
It is reported from Imam Ja'fer Sadiq (a.s.) that
whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after
morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the
12th Imam (a). Visitation of the shrine of Imam
Hussain (a.s.) as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40
consecutive Thursdays is also very highly
recommended and is one of the acts that promises
a visit from the 12th Imam (ajtf).
Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and
commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of mourning of
Imam Hussain (a.s.), we hope and pray that this
forty days of remembrance of Imam Hussain (a.s.),
brings about a transformation in us by which we
can continue to follow the path of Imam Hussain
(a.s.) and carry on his message of upholding justice
with true faith and a strong sense of sacrifice!
A’maal of Muharram and Safar (Tayyiba Publishers)
Kerbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jabouri
The Miracle of Ziyarat-e-Ashoora
Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura, translated by
Saleem Bhimji from the work of Ali Asghar Azizi
Kitab al-Irshad, translated by IKA Howard, authored
by Sheikh Al-Mufeed
Jabir's powerful words to 'Atiyyah on the Arba'in of
Imam al-Husayn ('A)
Al-A’mash narrates from ‘Atiyyah al-‘Awfi, who
I left with Jabir bin ‘Abdillah al-Ansari (may Allah
have mercy on him) to visit the grave of al-Husayn
bin ‘Ali (‘a) bin Abi Talib (upon whom be peace); and
when we entered Karbala, Jabir came near the
bank of River Euphrates, performed the major
ablution (ghusl) and wore his clothes; then he
opened his purse which contained su’d [a plant with
sweet odor]. He spread the perfume over his body;
thereafter he did not take a step save in the
remembrance of Allah, until he neared the grave [of
al-Husayn ‘a].
[Then] he said to me: Make me touch the grave, and
I made him do so. Thereupon he fell over the grave
I sprinkled some water on him, and he gained
Then he cried three times ‘Ya Husayn....’
Addressing al-Husayn (‘a) he said:
Why is the beloved not responding to the call of the
lover? And how can you respond, while your veins
have been severed, and your body has been
separated from your head? I bear witness that you
are the offspring of Prophets, and the son of the
master of believers, and the offspring of the
companion of piety, and the offspring of guidance,
and the fifth member of the people of the cloak, and
the son of the master of chiefs, and the son of
Fatimah, the mistress of women; how can you not
be so, while the hand of the Leader of Apostles (s)
fed you, and you were breast fed from the breast of
belief, and trained in the bosoms of pious people,
your weaning accompanied the state of utter
submission; hence you enjoyed a pleasant state
both during your life and death; however, the hearts
of the believers are sorrowful due to your
separation, and do not doubt about your good
position. So upon you be Allah’s Peace and
Approval. And I bear witness that you faced what
your brother [Prophet] Yahya ('a) had faced.
Thereafter Jabir felt the presence around the grave
and said:
Peace be unto you and the spirits that have
descended in the neighborhood of al-Husayn (‘a)…I
bear witness that you kept prayer steadfast and
gave the zakat and you commanded the good and
prohibited the forbidden and struggled against the
deniers of religion and you worshipped Allah until
conviction came to you.
I swear by the One Who sent Muhammad as a
Prophet with truth; surely we participated with you
in what you encountered.
‘Atiyyah (not understanding this powerful
statement made by Jabir) says: I asked Jabir: How
can that be possible, while we did not descend on
any valley, nor did we climb any mountainous area,
nor did we fight with the sword, whereas the heads
of the group of al-Husayn (‘a) have been separated
from their bodies, their children made orphans and
their women made widows?
Jabir said: “O ‘Atiyyah, I heard from my beloved,
the Apostle of Allah (S), say: ‘Whosoever loves a
nation, would be resurrected with them, and
whosoever loves the deed of a nation, would be
considered one who has participated in the deed. I
swear by the One Who Sent Muhammad as a
Prophet in truth, surely my intention and the
intention of my companions is according to the
intention of al-Husayn and his companions.
[Then Jabir says to ‘Atiyyah]: take me towards the
houses of Kufa[n]. ‘Atiyyah says: when we reached
a certain point on the way, Jabir said to me: ‘O
‘Atiyyah, may I advise you, for I do not think that I
shall meet you after this short journey? Love the
lover of Aali Muhammad as long as he/shes loves
them, and have aversion for one who has aversion
for Aali Muhammad as long as he/she has aversion
for them, even if he/she were to fast and stand in
prayer frequently; and befriend the lover of Aali
Muhammad, for surely if one of their feet were to
slip due to excess of sin, the other foot would be
firm due to love for Aali Muhammad, for verily the
lover of Aali Muhammad would return to Paradise
and one who have aversion for them would return to
Hell Fire.
[Ref: 'Allamah Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwaar, v.65, p.131]
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Terry V. West
at Nov 26, 2014 5:37:25 AM
I am moved by this every single time.

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say “Do not despair.” The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder! Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men—machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it’s written “the kingdom of God is within man”, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.

Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! ~Charlie Chaplin~
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Salony Luthra
at Nov 26, 2014 5:34:16 AM
This is something to look out for.. Totally my calling, the mountains and snow and how travel can be made exciting!! A very different Travel Logue. #waybackhome
Way Back Home - a Himalayan Travelogue Official Teaser -2 HD
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Dana Myers TrueOneofakind
at Nov 26, 2014 5:33:52 AM
LMBOOOO!!!!!!!! No, no, no!!!!!!!! WRONG RESULT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! It wouldnt be Iron "Man", it would be Iron Mike!!!!!!!!!!!! Lmbooooooo'!!!!!!! They always get me wrong!!!! But i couldnt do that tho. Not if y Lovey didnt call me after, nope!!

Robert Downey Jr. will be your superhero for the night! Although he has come a long way since his wild days of drinking, drugging and DUI’s, he still embodies the bad boy characteristics that can make any girl weak in the knees. You too know what it’s like to have a wild past, but you have left those days behind to pursue a more responsible lifestyle. After one night with RDJ, you’ll find out why they call him Iron Man!
Which Hollywood Bad Boy Should You Have a One Night Stand With?
He definitely won’t call you afterwards, but it will be totally worth it!
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Dana Myers TrueOneofakind commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:36:18 AM
        Landon Terry Smith, can u beliee that mess of a result i got???!!!!! LOL
Landon Terry Smith commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:37:12 AM
        I think it is a good choice. You gotta see he and mike in "Black and White
Dana Myers TrueOneofakind commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:39:18 AM
        Hold up!!!!! Hes IN a movie WITH my man too???!!! Oh no, this is gonna be trouble!!!!!! Lol
Landon Terry Smith commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:40:34 AM
        Yes. "Black and White"
Landon Terry Smith commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:41:52 AM
        Mike Tyson slap the shit out of dude:
Dana Myers TrueOneofakind commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:44:20 AM
        Omg!!!!! I literally did not know that!!! Im not too familiar with this actor but dont tell my Love that his supporting actor has been trying to scheme on his territory!!!!! Lol. Lol. Lol.
Dana Myers TrueOneofakind commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:48:50 AM
        Lmbooooo!!!!!!! That clip is EXACTLY what im gonna have Mikey do to this actor i got this B.S. result for!!!!!! Lmbooo!!!!!
Landon Terry Smith commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:51:03 AM
        It's gonna be worse than that Canada interview.
Dustin Miller
at Nov 26, 2014 5:30:59 AM
U ever kiss hold cuddle make love with some u just no that is who u are supposed to be with all your past exs that u thought u loved went to shit Finley found out what people ment when they said your not in love with them then u find the one you feel u no u can't live with out that's worth waiting for don't settler for less then u deserve treat that one like she is a princess she deserves everything why because it's true love she deserves to feel special every day for her to no she is the only one no one can come close to making u feel the way she makes u feel true love is worth waiting for
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Vika Stewart commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:33:37 AM
        This is perfect!!
Fans of Orgy and Julien-K
at Nov 26, 2014 5:30:50 AM
An interview from 2009...but still AWESOME!!...Enjoy!!..eli<3.x
Posted by Vanessa Silva on 1/27/2011 06:39:00 PM

American band Julien-K is designed to conquer the European scene. Their debut album “Death to Analog” shows a large spectrum of ideas connecting electronics with rock and is published now in Europe by Tiefdruck Musik. Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh – known as guitar players from platinum winning band Orgy - look back on nearly three decades writing, engineering and playing music beginning from metal and becoming more electronic. Is this the band we are looking for which adds a new piece of revolution to the world of music? We got the answer from Ryan Shuck, vocals and guitars, and Amir Derakh, keyboards and guitars, in Hamburg.

How did you meet Tiefdruck music – who are usually more in rock and metal - and decided, they would be the right partner for you to publish your debut album “Death to analog” in Europe?
Ryan: I heard about them through the singer of the band Orgy, Jay Gordon. We met with Daniel of Tiefdruck Musik in Paris, and we came along pretty well. He is definitely close to the kind of mind that we are and ready to try some new paths
“Death to analog” was first released on March 2009 in the USA. How were the reactions on it?
Ryan: Great, yes, the reactions were great. The album already is in some charts and inside of the Top 10 of electronic charts. I heard from a lot of fans it’s their favourite record. We sign every day a lot of CDs; we sign Orgy-CDs, Dead by Sunrise CDs, Linkin Park CDs and Julien-K CDs. Those fans from all the other bands do really love the Julien-K. They really support it and come to every show. We wanted to create a record which we would love and the fans would love, too. When I step out and watch from outside on Julien-K, I ask the question, what would I like, what would turn me on. Right now it would be a band that has a look like we have on stage and how we perform. We want to play electronic music that really rocks. We want to create real rock concerts but with an electronic feeling, darker and sexier. We started Julien-K for this reason.

There exists the statement of Ryan “why is there no band out there which really creates something new, something revolutionary…” Does Julien-K want to be such a band?

Ryan: I think, actually there is no band out there which brings the entire package that we are. We pay much attention to the look, the design, the fashion and on all the little details together with the vibes, so that people can really invest emotions in it and get inside close to it. The music together with the packaging is what we stand for.

How do you create your music and songwriting, how do you work together? You announced that Ryan would have the foot on the gas and Amir his hands on the wheel… What does this exactly mean?

Ryan: Yes, I say go go go, and he says, where exactly. We both have the ideas. A lot of my ideas come along with his ideas.
Amir: I guess, because I really want to be a producer. He comes with a lot of ideas, and I have to figure out to where these leads and to make a sense from a big picture. The lyrics mostly come from Ryan, I do add some titles. The lyrics are honest about real life situations like relationships, dilemmas and survival, not giving up, pushing ourselves, pushing us forwards.

What’s with the drum lines? Do you give ready lines to your drummer Elias or does he add ideas by himself?

Amir: Well, basically all what you hear on the record is programmed, there is no live drumming. It’s all done in the computer. Elias is mainly our live drummer for the shows. I personally do the final work. I take care that everybody fits into the whole picture.

You work close together with Chester Bennington, singer of Linkin Park, with whom you founded the band Dead by Sunrise – what is his part in Julien-K?

Amir: We can’t define a role for him, because he helps us in a number of different ways. He helps to write better vocal parts. He helps Ryan to become a better singer. He helps us in many ways in the studio and even outside of the studio in a managing way. We like to call him our executive producer. He is like a brother; it’s like in a family.

The album was mixed by Tim Palmer, who worked together with U2, The Cure and Him. What can you tell about his work, what did he add?

Amir: He gave us the final ten percent which completed our work.
Ryan: When our work was finished it was pretty good enough for a release. It was done. A lot of people would say, oh, yes, it’s done. But we like to give our work outside of the band and to try to reach 110 percent. I don’t really like my own vocals; I personally don’t like my voice. I am not this kind of super secure person. But Tim went in there, and after his work was done I really appreciated how he treated it. How he treated my vocals it made me feel afterwards much more comfortable with the result. It sounded more unique and better.
Amir: We live with the songs and we get to a certain point, you know, and we mix by ourselves until we come to the point where I want that somebody else takes it and do things about I would not think, because I am too invested and I want to hear something new. I want to hear it brought to life. I want to be excited about it again. If you work with a good mixer, that’s what happens. Tim went in and helped us to finish and co-produce the songs together, even to write together. He actually played some guitar in it, came with a couple of drum parts, we really collaborated together.
A record with quite much collaboration – in a couple of songs I worked together with my cousin, a very talented piano-player, and a couple of songs together with Oscar-nominated song-writers. We are pretty fortune to work with them. And outside of the band we co-operated with an Italian electro-duo; we were collaborating with all these different electronic artists from all around the world on the new record. It’s cool, it gives us energy from different places outside of our way beside the stuff we do. We don’t feel like we have to write everything; we keep on learning and we like the exchange. It makes it interesting, so it doesn’t sound all the same. We let all these influences from outside in.

You worked already together very successful in the band Orgy. What makes the difference between Julien-K and Orgy?

Ryan: I think, in Julien-K we are just more free to dive deeper into the electronic side. With Julien-K we want to create electronic music that rocks and that can played outside together with all the rock-bands, you know. Orgy was always a sort of a battle between to be more a rock band or more an electronic band. Even we use guitars in Julien-K it sounds very pure electronic. A sound that in Orgy we never got. Orgy is a quite complex and difficult band. May be, we could have done some things with Orgy like now with Julien-K, but our singer wasn’t really open to it. The band became a bit of stagnated.
Amir: We wanted to work with other people to learn and grow and to develop as song-writers, musicians. But Orgy was really defined; it was a pretty closed project. We never could really go outside and work for instance with a new producer, with whom we always wanted to work with. With Julien-K we do all what we want. If something turns out what is really cool, we just do it. With Orgy we went more on the known path of a rock-band, but with Julien-K we go deeper into the genre which we live.

There are a lot of influences and genres to discover in the new Julien-K album. Do you have favourites?
Ryan: Depeche Mode is definitely a huge influence. I love The Cure, I love Duran Duran, but I love more heavy music, too.

You call Julien-K´s music darker. What means darkness to you, if you think about songwriting?

Ryan: We often take things like pain, even in songs which sound happier and more like pop, even in a song like “Forever” there is still a bit of a tragic in. The theme of love and commitment has references to loneliness and need and the darker things in our life.
In the 60th and 70th there were a lot of social, political and even religious messages connected with songs and inside the songs.

Does music nowadays still contain messages?

Ryan: I think, it does contain still messages, but not pronounced as they were used in the 60th or 70th when actually it was more new to do that. I can say that I put my thoughts about economic or social things or about life situations inside, but I try to do it in a way that people are able to pull their individual meaning out of it. It’s told in a way that’s universal. I don’t want to become this to be the message of the band at all. I want the message of the band to be more about the music and about the emotion. My hope or my goal is to write something people can identify with.
But to go back to the question, I think, absolutely yes, bands like Rage against the Machine they have really strong and obvious political messages. I can’t personally say that I like it, because I don’t want to get taught by a fucking rock band.
Amir: I don’t think that fans of bands like System to a Down do care so much what’s going about, they just catch the energy. May be, some of their fans are really hardcore and they get in for real and take every detail, but not the majority. For them it’s the energy and the vibes.
Ryan: I hate, if things are so super profound. I mean, I try to deliver emotional messages. I do have a pretty strong political view and I could announce this in a message, but I like to paint abstract. I don’t want to bother the whole band with my point of view. We are all together here, and we have to make sure, that I write things, these guys can get in, too.
You work on many different projects and you are very busy - to keep Dead by Sunrise, Julien-K and all your other business rolling´ - even you own three restaurants - means to invest a lot of energy. How do you get your energy back – where is the gas station for your engine?
Ryan: That’s a big question. We do a lot of different things. I go out party. I by myself love cool hotels. Actually the restaurants give us some energy, we get in there, some music is playing and the vibe is right. You have to find out in your life that gives you your special thing, for instance to go out in the streets, fucking some chicks and to be crazy or taking photography or going into a club and having a real great wine, listen to cool music, watching the people, the fashion, the moves.
Amir: Well, travelling and touring is tiring for us, and we get our inspirations by walking around, discovering different cultures and special places.

Something special in Hamburg?

Amir: There is a lot in Hamburg, we really like the city. We feel very comfortable here. It doesn’t feel like a foreign country. This town has definitely a kind of energy. It feels very similar in some ways to L.A. It’s very different compared with the other towns in Germany like Berlin for instance. Berlin was very weird; there is something very dark under the line there. There are for sure cool things, but I felt a bit like out of place and uncomfortable. It’s interesting what kind of energy you can receive from different cities in different parts of the world. There are places which can be very foreign like Taipei, for example.
Ryan: But Japan is really foreign, too, really clean and amazing things everywhere, the fans are amazing, some of the best.
Amir: But it’s so foreign there, the whole mentality is just so odd compared to what we are used to. And then we come to places like here and we don’t feel that way. Nothing here feels odd to me. Travelling gives me a lot of inspiration and adds things to my life and keeps my brain working. I think about all those experiences how I can twist that in what we are doing.

I saw there just was an European tour with Dead by Sunrise. You played four gigs in Germany – how was this going, how were the reactions of the German audience?

Amir: It was amazing. It was really cool to see the people singing to every single song we played.

Is such a tour also in plan for Julien-K?

Ryan: Yeah, we were talking about it during the last days. We would like to do nothing more than to take Julien-K to Europe. I think, Julien-K has really this sort of design for this kind of audience in Europe. We, of course, have a lot of fans in North and South America. Orgy had a pretty huge success in America, but with Julien-K it will be hard to become nowadays as big as with Orgy or Linkin Park.
Amir: The funny thing is, somebody was asking us – do you guys have any bands which you like to call an influence that comes from the US? We were all like dumbfounded. Everything we like comes from England and from here, from Europe.
Ryan: A band I absolutely love is Rammstein.
Amir: Honestly, we make music for Europe. Of course, roots like blues and rock n roll are everywhere inside, but we were not really influenced by things like grunge music and typical American consumer music.
Ryan: This will be a really exciting thing for us to come here to Europe. I think that Julien-K is really a powerful live-band and does completely sound in a different way than all the other bands we were playing with. You have actually to see us live.

Thank you very much for the interview. Are there any famous last words to say?

Ryan: Buy our fucking record!
Amir: Come to see our shows! Thank you!
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King del Rosario
at Nov 26, 2014 5:30:40 AM
The new SSS website has a long way to go in terms of "technology" but there's so much improvement from the old one that looks like a brochure. FTW!
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Berniemack Arellano commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:50:37 AM
        Yep. I'm quite satisfied with the new site. :)
Jocelen Barnett
at Nov 26, 2014 5:29:57 AM
I told myself I wasn't going to post anything relating to the recent events that occurred last evening because the thought of someone being gunned down and shot to death is way too personal for me and would only result in a very emotionally charged statement. But as I was driving home from work this evening and heard this song. A particular lyric struck me and I cried like a baby all the way home.

"And so Happy Christmas, for black and for white, for yellow and red ones. Let's stop all the fight."

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
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Tony Glenn Wills
at Nov 26, 2014 5:29:50 AM
Let me make it clear; I do think that Officer Wilson should have been prosecuted in a standard trial. That way the evidence and testimony could have been seen by the public as it unfolded. Yeah there probably would have still been riots and unrest when he was acquited, but maybe a lot of them would feel like it wasn't just brushed off. Misunderstanding and misinformation is the biggest problem with the whole episode.
That being said, I agree with Pharrell here. MB was obviously a bully, and what happened in his life and surroundings that made him that way is a huge issue.
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ZR Adams
at Nov 26, 2014 5:28:47 AM
This may get long, but here goes. Watch this, make up your own mind. I personally have more than a few questions I'd like to ask him about his story but I won't get that opportunity (and Stephanopolos isn't up to the task, having surrendered his journalistic balls as usual). Regardless, I feel like the problem, and I've said this from the beginning to anyone who would listen, is not whether Officer Wilson acted lawfully or not, it's the fact that it could even be considered lawful for a police officer to act this way in the first place. When did it become acceptable to us for our police to shoot unarmed suspects? I don't care how big they are. Is there really no other contingency in a policeman's training for dealing with an unarmed suspect besides shooting him multiple times? And if there isn't, why in the United States of America with the Constitution that we have, are we not correcting the hell out of that? What I hear in Wilson's story is panic. It just sounds like he was unprepared for things to escalate so quickly (which means he dangerously misread the situation). It sounds like he made no attempt to defuse the situation, in fact it sounds to me like he escalates things in more than a few instances. I have all sorts of questions based on this one interview that scream for at least charges. If not for manslaughter, then certainly negligent homicide. So what was the grand jury looking at that had them so sure that there was nothing here, not even the slightest shred of doubt that nothing happened with which to charge him with a crime? I'm also reminded that this is an officer of the law, someone who's sworn to uphold said law which includes preventing the loss of life, failing to contain a situation dealing with a teenage boy, with no criminal record (save for a possible upcoming petty theft) being a bit of a knuckle head and walking in the middle of the street, something cops all over the country deal with all the time without shooting them (or I'd be dead). The big problem in this country is those who so easily see Brown as an animal, or a thug, or an outright dangerous person and not someone prone to lapses of judgement due to immaturity, like any teenage boy. There are many, many, many ways to uphold the law that don't involve shooting someone.
Darren Wilson Interview on ABC News with Stephanopoulos " I Would Of Done It Again"
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Monique Q Love Boucher-Adams commented at Nov 26, 2014 5:38:38 AM
        I agree on all counts completely. Further, he (Wilson) forfeited the opportunity to carry a taser, that another officer may have used in this situation.

Wilson is done as a PO. He has zero authority or credibility- who did he protect or serve? He panicked & escalated things- You've got that right.
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