R.I.P. Author and Los Angeles Black Panther Leader Wayne Pharr

#ACSN2014 – RIP!

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Wayne PharrWayne Pharr, former Black Panther who fought the Los Angeles Police in a historic gun battle in 1969, passed away on September 6, 2014 at age 64.  After Pharr and his fellow Panthers defended themselves from the long violent attack by the newly formed LAPD SWAT unit, he became a political prisoner who was exonerated of attempted murder and all other serious offenses.  Pharr eventually became a successful realtor in Southern California, a subject of the documentary, “41st and Central”, and most recently authored the well received autobiography, Nine Lives of A Black Panther: A Story of Survival.

In the infamous battle on December 8, 1969, a handful of young members of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party held off the Los Angeles Police Department’s new Special Weapons and Tactics squad and hundreds of other officers in a five hour firefight.

Pharr was 19 years old at…

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Peace, sweet peace

#ACSN2014 – Perfect Sentiment in the UK on a Sunday – Nice 🙂

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Peace, sweet peace. We have forgotten you.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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I’m tire of war. Where are the men and women of peace? Where are the calm voices in a world gone mad?

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa

One must look hard through history to find when a clear understanding of the truth moved anyone to fire the first shot. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~Golda Meir

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain’t they got no shame
~Nikki Giovanni

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to…

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Pain…The Story of Ed

#ACSN2014 – Look after my mother for 5 years and her pain management, so understand a lot of what you said. Nice post #MustRead

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Pain Changes

Everyone feels pain on some level, whether it be emotional or physical, however those that are “normal” the pain passes.  Those of us who live with Chronic Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia deal with it at very high levels and on a daily basis.  Pain does change a person, and today my dear Readers I’m going to tell you how it has changed me.

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Daily Editorial Cartoon 9.28.14

Ignorance is not bliss – Part Two

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Personal views

The views expressed in my ‘Thailand Diaries’ are entirely my own, other than quoted sources, gained from personal observation, experiences, talking to others, living life in different parts of Thailand and spending time elsewhere. I recount true incidents, with a little poetic license, use interesting information both factual and opinionated from reliable sources to help the reader. I have attempted to show that Thailand, just like anywhere else in the world has many good and many bad features. However no amount of reading can fully prepare you for life in a different country, be it Thailand or anywhere else, but it can provide an insight.

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If only I had known

‘Hindsight is a wonderful thing’. It’s always 20/20 and the view through the rear–view mirror is always clearer than the windscreen. We’ve all heard that a few times haven’t we! If you want…

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Dr. Dre is Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Act at $620 Million for 2014

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Dr. DreDr. Dre tops Forbes list of highest-paid hip-hop acts with a total of $620 million earned this year. This is the most money ANY entertainer that has been evaluated by the magazine has earned in one calendar year.

What makes this even more incredible is that Dr. Dre alone made more than all 24 of the people combined on the 2014 list.  Two second-place entries, both tied at $60 million, made 10% of what Andre “Dr. Dre” Young did. But, with that total, Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs won’t be cashing any unemployment checks any time soon.

Cash Money claims a large stake in the money game as well, with Drake in fourth place at $33 million, Birdman (Co-CEO of Cash Money) at No. 7 with $24 million, Lil Wayne a hair behind him with $23 million and Nicki Minaj, the only female artist on the list, at…

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