Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way

September 20, 2016


They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.


Where is the LOVE ?

September 19, 2016


The Black Eyed Peas

“Where Is The Love?”

What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you traumaOverseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKKBut if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong?

Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin’ wrong
In this world that we livin’ in people keep on givin’ in
Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin’ on but the reason’s undercover

The truth is kept secret, it’s swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where’s the love, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the truth, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the love, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m gettin’ older, y’all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin’
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo’, whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ down
There’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
Gotta keep my faith alive ’til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?

Sing with me y’all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That’s all we got)
One world, one world
And something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That’s all we got
(One world, one world)




from Nancy Wilson of Heart’s Twitter account


Narayanan Krishnan

September 19, 2016


Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown. He said, “I saw a very old man, literally eating his own human waste out of hunger. I went to the nearby hotel and asked them what was available. They had idli, which I bought and gave to the old man. Believe me, I had never seen a person eating so fast, ever. As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears. Those were the tears of happiness.”[2][3]


Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust organization in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.[4][5]

He also provides haircuts and shaves to give dignity to those he serves. He was selected as one of the Top 10 in “CNN heroes 2010” list.[6][7][8]

The character Narayanan Krishnan played by Jayaprakash in the 2012 Malayalam film Ustad Hotel is based on him.[9]





September 19, 2016



The Fremen have the word of Muad’Dib. They will have their Holy War to cleanse the Universe… they will have Arrakis… Dune… their planet. There will be flowing water here open to the sky and rich green oases. For the spice there will always be some desert. There will be fierce winds and trials to toughen men. We Fremen have a saying…  “God created Arrakis to train the faithful.” One cannot go against the word of God. ALIA And how can this be? There are three powerful drum hits. ALIA  For… he is the Kwisatz Haderach!

ARRAKEEN PALACE – DUSK Paul opens his mouth and issues an ever increasing wind. Lightning and thunder begin. Clouds begin to form over the Palace. In the half-light of dusk, thousands of Fremen watch the sky. Giant golden lights are illuminated and their rays shoot far into the sky illuminating the growing clouds. Five tremendous bolts of lightning suddenly unleash a downpour of RAIN ON ARRAKIS. The Fremen stand awestruck as they are drenched with water falling from the sky. 285. INT. GREAT HALL – ARRAKEEN PALACE – DAY WE MOVE through Paul’s glowing blue eyes into beautiful blue luminescent light. A gigantic WIND arises, and suddenly appearing in the blue light is an ocean of light rolling like gold glass off into the infinite. The blue becomes darker and a golden lotus flower blooms in the night.

December 9, 1983 DUNE 114. 284. EXT

Pharaohs of the Egyptian Empire

September 19, 2016
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Notice the dominant facial features are Negroid.  
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Joel Freeman – Freeman Institute
Here are some website and videos that might be of additional interest:
www.ReturnToGlory.org  — award-winning film, with subtitles in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English. Review film trailer on main web page. We have had as many as 3,000 people show up at a regional screening of the film. It is a great mentoring tool designed especially for young men. Discussion questions are at the end of every chapter in the book version.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufM5Oig05u4 — Fox News Channel interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr4N4nqkNzc — on Canadian TV about Black History (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUuLIl3oq5sReturn To Glory film trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoUFVAtqbAwBlades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle: 90 second Black History animation = Overarching theme for Black History Gallery Project


www.freemaninstitute.com/gallery.htm — Black History gallery concept that is especially designed for churches and other community-based organizations to use as an on-going bricks-n-mortar outreach to their respective communities. Kind of like a “town well” where people are surrounded by culture and history — gathering to learn more about entrepreneurship, character development, and values.


https://vimeo.com/32432372 — explaining how to establish a Black History Gallery in your community


www.freemaninstitute.com/bhc.htm  — Black History collection of over 3,000 genuine documents and artifacts (oldest piece 1553).


www.freemaninstitute.com/foundation.htm — The Freeman Institute Foundation


www.freemaninstitute.com/rs.htm — Rosetta Stone replica project. Every Black History gallery will exhibit a replica of the famous Rosetta Stone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20RHPY2UDYc — Short film about the Rosetta Stone Replica Project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnO7oQfn03I — at Rutgers University about Rosetta Stone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTJhT2LayAQ – The Rosetta Stone replica speaks as a celebrity impersonator ROCK STAR “The Rosetta Clone”
www.freemaninstitute.com/RTGhistory.htm — An even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism and Eurocentrism, along with an intriguing view of Truthcentrism.


www.freemaninstitute.com/WMJstory.htm — What caused a White man from Canada to become interested in Black History?

100,000 Blessings,
Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D., CEO/President, The Freeman Institute
Box 305, Gambrills, MD 21054
Private Line: 410.729.4011
Cell: 410.991.9718
http://www.FreemanInstitute.com — Company website
http://www.JoelAFreeman.com — Bio
http://www.WorkHardWorkSmart.com — Latest Book
http://www.DiversityCrazy.com — Diversity Philosophy
http://www.Black101.com — Black History Collection
http://www.RosettaZone.com — Rosetta Stone Replica Project
http://www.CleanWaterDrill.com — Human Powered Water Drilling Rig
http://www.BlackHistoryPresentation.com — Black History Presentation
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=22146024&locale=en_US&trk=tyahARENAS OF EXPERTISE: Staff Development. Leadership. Diversity. Teamwork. Entrepreneurial Creativity. Brainstorming. Change Management. Black History. Executive Coaching. Stress Management. Emotional Intelligence. Anger Management. Sales. Cross-Cultural Competence. Conference Keynote Addresses.
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UN Ambassador Andrew Young, NBA Star Dikembe Mutumbo & James Makawa (2 Investors and the Founder/CEO of http://www.TheAfricaChannel.com ; see Now http://www.AfricaHD.com )

Minister, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta
1st Black UN Ambassador, 1st Black Congressman from the South since Reconstruction; Confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King

The Andrew J. Young Foundation is an extension of Ambassador Young’s vision, values and virtues that continue to inspire leaders around the world to work toward a global community of peace, prosperity and inclusion. The Foundation embodies his philosophy of creative nonviolence, exemplary of his work as pastor, civil rights leader, diplomat, politician and humanitarian ‒ establishing a model and legacy of effective servant leadership for current and future leaders in Atlanta, America and the world. The Foundation seeks to share lessons of the past with students from pre-K to graduate school, providing scholarships, producing documentaries and working with a variety of strategic partners to communicate possibilities and develop leaders for an ever-changing world.



U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young & Atlanta Mayor for 1996 Olympics & Investor w James Makawa @ Africa Channel
U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young & Atlanta Mayor for 1996 Olympics & Investor w James Makawa of the Africa Channel (see http://www.AfricaHD.com )

Daniel, Freddie & James Makawa, CEO of the Africa Channel
Daniel Parkman, Freddie Booker-Carson & James Makawa, CEO & Founder of The Africa Channel (Washington DC TAC Comcast launch)


James Makawa


James Makawa, Andrew Young & Dikembe Mutombo (NBA & TAC Investors)


UN Ambassador & Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young & Daniel Parkman

Andrew Young at the shooting of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TN 1968

Shockingly, the aides-Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, James Bevel, and Samuel “Billy” Kyles-say that despite witnessing everything that unfolded that evening, “no authority from the Memphis Police, the Tennessee State Police or the FBI have ever asked them a single question.”

Andrew Young @ right closing casket.


Daniel Parkman, Freddie Booker-Carson & James Makawa, CEO & Founder of The Africa Channel (Washington DC TAC Comcast launch)


James Makawa


James Makawa, Andrew Young & Dikembe Mutombo (NBA & TAC Investors)

Mary Parkman Peabody Civil Rights Activist 1964


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<a The event that brought the civil rights movement in St. Augustine to international attention was the arrest of Mary Parkman Peabody (1891-1981), the 72-year old mother of the Governor of Massachusetts (Endicott (Chub) Peabody) , for trying to be served in a racially integrated group at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on March 31, 1964.

The socially prominent Mrs. Peabody, whose husband was an Episcopal bishop, and who was related to Eleanor Roosevelt, stayed here at 177 Twine Street when she was not in the St. Johns County Jail. She was the guest of Mrs. Loucille Plummer (1924-1978) a nurse and civil rights activist.

Mrs. Plummer’s house was the target of a firebombing attempt in 1965 because of her civil rights activities, but she did not let that dissuade her. According to Audrey Nell Edwards (one of the St. Augustine Four), Loucille Plummer “was a rock” in the cause of equal rights.


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Mary Parkman Peabody(1891-1981) the mother of Endicott Peabody the Governor of Massachusetts along with Hester Campbell, Florence Rowe and Esther Burgess, the wife of the first Black Episcopal Bishop in the United States traveled to St. Augustine Florida to desegregate restaurants and hotels in the area. Working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference the group of ladies descended on the local restaurants and when refused service they participated in a sit-in refusing to leave. Mary Peabody at the age of 72-years-of-age along with the 92 others was arrested. Mrs. Peabody spent 2 nights in jail to help desegregate the American south.


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Governor Endicott Chub Peabody of Mass 1962-64 , Mary Parkman Peabody’s son



Mary Parkman Peabody, the eldest of five children of Henry Parkman and Mary Frances (Parker) Parkman, was born on July 24, 1891, in Beverly, Massachusetts. She attended the Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts, and Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. In 1912, after inheriting money from an uncle, she embarked on a trip around the world with two friends and a chaperone, traveling to India, Burma, Ceylon, China, Japan, and the Philippines. After returning, she took classes at Simmons College School of Social Work and in 1916, she married Malcolm Peabody, son of Fannie and Endicott Peabody, the founder of Groton School. They had five children: Mary, known as Marietta (1917-1991), Endicott (1920-1997), George (born 1922), Samuel (born 1925), and Malcolm, Jr. (born 1928).

The couple settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where Malcolm Peabody was first curate and then rector of Grace Episcopal Church. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Malcolm Peabody began service as a World War I chaplain in France. During his absence, Mary Peabody worked with the Women’s Liberty Loan committee, which encouraged women to buy Liberty Bonds to support the troops, and was active in community welfare projects. Malcolm Peabody returned to Lawrence in 1919, and in 1925 the Peabodys moved to Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, where he served as rector of St. Paul’s Church; in 1938 he was elected bishop coadjutor of central New York and became bishop the following year. The Peabodys relocated first to Utica and then to Syracuse, New York. Mary Peabody taught religious classes for public school students in Syracuse and took in German and Austrian refugees during World War II. In 1960, Malcolm Peabody retired and the Peabodys moved again, to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1964, at the age of 72, Mary Peabody was recruited by a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to join a civil rights demonstration in St. Augustine, Florida. She traveled with Hester Campbell, wife of the dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Florence Rowe (mother-in-law of her son Malcolm), and Esther Burgess, wife of the first black Episcopal bishop in the United States. At the request of the demonstation’s leader, Dr. Robert Hayling, Peabody and her companions attempted to get service at local restaurants and hotels. They were refused and Peabody was arrested for participating in a sit-in at a segregated motel dining room; she spent two nights in jail, drawing praise from Martin Luther King, Jr. Her son Endicott was governor of Massachusetts at the time, and partly because of this, her arrest drew a great deal of press coverage and she received large amounts of mail both praising and condemning her actions.

Following her return to Cambridge, Peabody remained active in the civil rights struggle and made many public appearances. She also worked for the rights of American Indians and the establishment of a school in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Malcolm Peabody died in 1974 and Mary Peabody died of heart failure on February 6, 1981.


Mrs. Mary Parkman Peabody 2013 Recipient of the ‘Dr. Robert B. Hayling Award of Valor’

In honor and recognition of her courageous acts displayed during the 1964 Civil Rights Movement, ACCORD presents the “Dr. Robert B. Hayling Award of Valor” Posthumasely to the Late Mrs. Mary Parkman Peabody.

In a June, 2013 letter written by her son Malcolm E. Peabody, to Ms. Dalonja Duncan, President of ACCORD, Inc., he states, “I will be unable to attend the event, but…honored to receive the award in absentia…if mother were alive today, she would be very proud to receive the…award…she would insist that the courage of all those who participated in the demonstrations, particularly the children and Dr. Hayling…far exceeded what she was required to display…In representing my family let me say how touched we are to have this honor placed on our mother”

The Annual “Dr. Robert B. Hayling Award of Valor” was initiated and sponsored, July 2, 2009 by former Florida State Senator Dr. Anthony ‘Tony’ Hill. Past Recipients are Mr. James Jackson, Mr. Clyde Jenkins, Rev. Goldie Eubanks+, and Mrs. Loucille Plummer+ who had as a guest in her home, Mrs. Peabody in 1964.

It was 49 years ago: March 31, 1964: a time of excitement in the Nation’s Oldest City. It was spring break, and many college students had come to town — not to go to the beach, but to take part in civil rights demonstrations. The Elk’s Rest on Washington Street was the headquarters. The historic two-story building had meeting facilities, and also a kitchen where food could be prepared (civil rights veterans can still remember the peanut butter sandwiches). Integrated groups would be organized and sent out to the restaurants, lunch counters, motels and churches to see if they would be served, barred or arrested.

Not all of the visitors were students. One was Mary Parkman Peabody, 72-year-old wife of an Episcopal bishop, cousin of Eleanor Roosevelt, and mother of the governor of Massachusetts. Her presence in St. Augustine was very big news. FBI reports show that J. Edgar Hoover himself began taking an interest in the Nation’s Oldest City when he learned the governor’s mother would be coming here.

Mrs. Peabody agreed to “test” (in the parlance of the day) the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on U.S. 1 north of town. Two of her white friends, a Harvard professor and the wife of the president of the Episcopal Theological Seminary, agreed to go with her. They looked around for black people to accompany them — and came upon the women working in the kitchen of the Elk’s Rest: Georgie Mae Reed, Rosa Phelps, Cuter Eubanks, Nellie Mitchell and Lillian Twine Roberson. They were driven home to dress appropriately for the occasion, then went out to the Ponce Lodge — and were arrested. The next day it was front-page news all over the country. From that time until the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, St. Augustine got more media coverage that it had in the previous 399 years of its existence.

The sacrifices they made led Martin Luther King to hail them among the Heroes of St. Augustine”. Of these five black women, only Lillian Twine Roberson is alive today. A sister of the late city Commissioner and ViceMayor, HenryTwine. Lillian now lives in Jacksonville, FL. Her home on Gault Street in North City was burned down in 1964 (only the brick steps remain) after she sent her children to integrate the previously allwhile Fullerwood School and her husband was fired from his job at a local car dealership because of his civil rights activities.

One of the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that grew out of the demonstrations in St. Augustine outlawed job discrimination — not just against blacks, but also against women. Every woman who now has a job that in previous generations reserved for men only, owes a vote of thanks to Mrs. Mary Parkman Peabody and the other “Heroes of St. Augustine”.

David Nolan, Historian & Author Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. http://www.accordfreedomtrail.org


Larry Walters Tribute

September 19, 2016


Larry Walters was one of 35 students in my class @ WHS shown here 3rd from the left. He was in my weight division for physical education wrestling and wrestled like a Tasmanian devil.  I had lost touch with him since then. A fellow classmate just shared this terrible news with me. 


The one solution to all of mankind’s ills is LOVE. Larry Walters allowed himself to feel unLOVED and chose to tragically take his life like actor Robin Williams and scores of others have. The sense of hopelessness, depression and unhappiness causes much pain and suffering and many seek an escape from it rather than go directly through the flames of the fires of life’s trials. We are not alone in our burning coal fire walk of life. This reminds me of two stories:

The Touch of the Master’s Hand

‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer

Thought it scarcely worth his while

To waste much time on an old violin,

But he held it up with a smile.

“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,

“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”

“A dollar, a dollar,” then, two! Only two?

“Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?

“Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;

Going for three…” But no,

From the room, far back, a grey-haired man

Came forward and picked up the bow;

Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,

And tightening the loose strings,

He played a melody pure and sweet

As a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,

With a voice that was quiet and low,

Said: “ What am I bid for the old violin?”

And he held it up with the bow.

“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?

Two thousand! And who’ll make it three?

Three thousand, once; three thousand, twice;

And going and gone,” said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried,

“We do not quite understand

What changed its worth?” Swift came the reply:

The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

And many a man with life out of tune,

And battered and scarred with sin,

Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,

Much like the old violin.

A “mess of potage,” a glass of wine;

A game – and he travels on.

He is “going” once, and “going” twice,

He’s “going” and almost “gone.”

But the Master comes and the foolish crowd

Never can quite understand

The worth of a soul and the changes that’s wrought

By “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

( Myra B. Welch – Author )




Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

The Book ofDaniel

Chapter 3

Nebuchadnezzar creates a golden image and commands all men to worship it—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refuse and are cast into the fiery furnace—They are preserved and come out unharmed.

 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute,harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

 ¶Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

 10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:

 11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

 12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

 13 ¶Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king.

 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?

 15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

 19 ¶Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

 20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, andto cast them into the burning fiery furnace.

 21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

 22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.

 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

 26 ¶Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coatschanged, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

 29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

 30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.




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Gary man dies after jumping from I-80/94 overpass

GARY — A Gary man died after he jumped from a bridge onto the Borman Expressway on Monday and was hit by a semi, police said.

The 56-year-old man stopped on the Colfax Street overpass about 10:20 a.m., got out of his 2003 Pontiac, put the hood up and jumped off the bridge, according to Indiana State Police.

He landed in a middle lane, and an Iowa man driving a 2014 Kenworth semi and box trailer was unable to avoid hitting the Gary man, police said. The box trailer was loaded with 43,000 pounds of recreational vehicle parts.



Larry passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016.

Larry was a resident of Gary, Indiana.

A Memorial Gathering for family and friends will be held on Friday September 16th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cline Gardens Church: 6857 New Hampshire Avenue Hammond Indiana 46323. Directly following the memorial service the family would like to ask that everyone meet back for a dinner at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 7229 W. 25th Avenue Gary Indiana.


Cinderella Man

September 19, 2016



True story of Irishman Jimmy Braddock set in the 1930’s who peaks early with his boxing career only to find himself in the middle of the Depression seeking day labor work at the port docks. The entire nation’s families were suffering for the basic necessities of life. Jimmy became the common man’s hero of hope.  Jimmy being inspired by his family’s suffering rekindles the fire in his belly and becomes the world heavy weight boxing champion against a man who had literally killed to boxers in the ring. Jimmy then retires from boxing, buys a house and heavy equipment for loading in the port docs.  


Armored Trucks Carry Toilet Paper !

September 16, 2016

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Historical wealth (gold) is carried away in DUMP TRUCKS stolen from Qaddafi & Saddam by the Military Industrial Complex ! Faith, family, friends, freedom……spirit, heart, mind, body, talents shared and LOVE are true wealth !  

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Fly Like an Eagle

September 16, 2016

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Here is my signature’s last words that I use for all of my emails:

When an Eagle Soars,

it does NOT see: race, creed, color, sex, religion or lines in the sand….

So, every day, I try to BE A BETTER EAGLE !!!

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Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)

Fly right into the future

I want to feed the babies
Who can’t get enough to eat
I want to shoe the children
New shoes on their feet
I want to house the people
Living in the street
Oh, there
There’s a solution

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future

Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly into the future
Fly like an eagle
to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly
Like an eagle
Fly into the future
In a sky full of people only some want to fly, isn’t that crazy.

Lyrics by Steve Miller Band.


Here is my signature’s last words that I use for all of my emails:

When an Eagle Soars,

it does NOT see: race, creed, color, sex, religion or lines in the sand….

So, every day, I try to BE A BETTER EAGLE !!!




September 14, 2016

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The true yarn (pun = story) about the heroic lioness, Joy Mangano, who through all the trials and challenges of a dis-functional family perseveres & finally triumphs by patenting the Miracle Mop and selling 100,000 units through the newly launched QVC (Quality, Value & Convenient) cable tv channel. 

Joy Mangano (/ˌmæŋˈɡæn/; born February 15, 1956)[2] is an American inventor, businesswoman, and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop.[3][4] She is the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC,


and appears regularly on the US television shopping channel HSN.

Early life[edit]

Mangano was born in 1956, in New York, to Italian-American parents.[7] Mangano began inventing at an early age when, as a teenager working at an animal hospital in Huntington, New York, on Long Island,[4] she dreamed up a fluorescent flea collar to keep pets safe. A product with a similar design was released the next year by Hartz Mountain.[4] After graduating from Pace University with a degree in business administration in 1978, she held a variety of jobs,[4] including waitress[3] and airline reservations manager while raising her three children as a divorced mother.[4]


Mangano holds more than 100 patents for her inventions.[8] “I think my products have been successful because they have mass appeal,” she has said. “I’m just like everybody else out there. I’m a mom, I work, I have a house to clean, things to organize. We all have certain similar needs, and I address them.”[4]

Miracle Mop[edit]

In 1990 after growing frustrated with ordinary mops, Mangano developed her first invention, the Miracle Mop, a self-wringing plastic mop with a head made from a continuous loop of 300 feet (90 meters) of cotton that can be easily wrung out without getting the user’s hands wet. With her own savings and investments from family and friends, she made a prototype and manufactured 100 units.[citation needed] Early assembly was done in her father’s body shop in Deer Park in 1991.

After selling the mop at trade shows and in local stores on Long Island, she sold 1,000 units on consignment to QVC.[citation needed] It sold modestly at first, but once QVC allowed Mangano to go on-air to sell it herself, she sold 18,000 mops in less than a half hour.[2]Mangano incorporated her business as Arma Products, later renaming it Ingenious Designs. She sold Ingenious Designs to USA Networks, the parent company of the Home Shopping Network, in 1999.[4] By the year 2000, her company was selling $10 million worth of Miracle Mops per year.[4]

Other products[edit]

Huggable Hangers – velvet-flocked, no-slip hangers whose thin profile conserves closet space. Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Huggable Hangers were HSN’s best-selling product as of 2010, with more than 300 million sold.[9][10]

Forever Fragrant – a line of home odor neutralizers including sticks, wickless candles, scent stands, finials, spheres, drawer liners, and shoe shapers.[11] Mangano broke an HSN record on January 31, 2010 by selling 180,000 units in one day.[12] The Forever Fragrant line has won the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.[11]

Clothes It All Luggage System – wheeled luggage with organizational features like a padded laptop compartment, a toiletry organizer, a pocket for plane tickets, and removable dividers. They range from smaller duffel bags to a 22-inch (56-centimeter) portable dresser with removable drawers, as well as a briefcase and pet carrier.[11]

Performance Platforms – shoes with a rubber platform heel that gives the wearer extra height. In May 2010, Mangano sold 30,000 pairs in three hours on HSN.[8] The line began as sneakers, and has since branched to Mary Janes, mules, and sandals.[11] The shoes are produced in conjunction with the Grasshoppers division of the Stride Rite Corporation.[11]

Comfort & Joy Textiles – bedding made from Supima cotton and down alternative with a reversible, zippered duvet cover and sheets that are attached to the bed skirt for removal and cleaning.[11]

Shades Readers – a line of reading glasses sold in sets of three or more so that they can be kept around the home and office for easy access.[11] Mangano has sold more than a million pairs.[13]

On-air presence, partnerships[edit]


Soon after she began appearing on QVC in 1992, Mangano began spending 120 hours a year on air.[citation needed] She now appears regularly on HSN, and is considered to be HSN’s most successful purveyor, with annual sales of more than $150 million.[8] Her hourly sales regularly top $1 million.[14][15] Mangano has also appeared in shorter commercials and infomercials for her company’s products.[14] She said that while selling on television is an opportunity to reach millions of people, it requires genuine enthusiasm to persuade people who can’t touch or try the product.[4] An HSN executive wrote that Mangano’s success is due to her ability to convey her “passion, excitement and pride of every detail with her viewers.”[8]

Other TV appearances[edit]

In 2005, Mangano was a judge on the cable reality show Made in the USA.[14][15] She also appeared on the ABC show The View on February 2, 2007. [16]

Product partnerships[edit]

Mangano has partnered with celebrities and other television personalities to bring their products to HSN. They include tennis star Serena Williams‘ line of jewelry, Frank Sepe fitness products, fashions from supermodel Iman,[11] products from Rosie O’Donnell,[17]Esteban guitars, and Who Knew? books by Bruce Lubin.[18] She also partnered with chef Todd English to create GreenPan cookware, which uses a ceramic-based non-stick coating that the press release describes as: “PTFE-free, and uses no PFOA in manufacturing, making GreenPan cookware ‘green’ in manufacturing”.[19] Mangano and English debuted GreenPans on HSN on July 26, 2007, and sold 24,000 pieces in 4 hours.[19]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

In 1997, Mangano was named Long Island Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.[4] In 2009, she was ranked number 77 on Fast Company‘s list of The 100 Most Creative People in Business; and in 2010, she was listed in their list of The 10 Most Creative Women in Business.[20]

In popular culture[edit]

A character based on Mangano is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the 2015 film Joy, directed by David O. Russell, with Mangano credited as executive producer. It was released on Christmas Day 2015.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Mangano married Tony Miranne in 1978 shortly after both graduated from Pace University.[1] They divorced in 1989.[1] Together, they have three children: Christie, Robert, and Jacqueline Miranne.[1]



I guess I’ve always wondered why the ordinary things in life need to remain ordinary? For as long as I can remember, I’ve had ideas, dreams for new ways to design something better. More color, more style, more function. Because we waste too much time on unimportant things when we don’t need to.


My first invention, the Miracle Mop, launched 25 years ago, and I’ve been designing ever since. It’s my greatest pleasure. But it’s not just designing, it’s designing for you! Keeping you in mind, with every little breakthrough, every detail and style, thinking and knowing how it can make things just a little bit better, just a little bit brighter.


Here’s my little secret:  This isn’t my work, it’s my passion, and that is how I find joy.  Every day…

“I’m an inventor. When I’m designing a product, everything in my mind is about, how is it going to make your life simpler? I guess that’s just how I look at things.”


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