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Martin Luther King Jr (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

January 15, 2016

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Martin Luther King We Have A Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 will be marked on Monday, January 18, with the nation celebrating the birthday of the historical civil rights leader. To celebrate this special day, King’s iconic “I Have a Dream”
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: “For Whites Only.” We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until “justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest — quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

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Coffee Prayer 2

January 3, 2016

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Coffee Prayer I shall not doze

Coffee Prayer
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:
It leadeth me in the path of consciousness for it’s name sake.
Yea, Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal: For thou art with me:
Thy cream and Thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou anoint my day with pep; my cup runneth over. Thou preparest me a carafe in the presents of the Starbucks:
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of mochas forever.
“Author Unknown”

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Choices You Make

December 30, 2015

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Make good Choices

Choices! Remember Newton’s Law! for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction! Every choice we make will have an effect! One of the ways you could choose, is to think of someone you respect and look up to and think if I make this choice will that person be proud of me, if not then maybe you should think more before you make it! We must try to make the best choices we can! If there is time to think before we choose take that time! Once a choice is made it is best if there is no regrets! So choose wisely!

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Hump Day Kitty

December 30, 2015

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Hump day love

Hump day! If you can’t love the one you want! Love the one your with!

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August Sturgeon Moon Supermoon

August 8, 2015

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Supermoon Sturgeon moon

Full Sturgeon Moon – Will make it’s appearance August 29th. The August 2015 Supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the six Supermoons of 2015 as it passes within 238,000 miles of us.The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

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Perseids Meteor Shower

August 7, 2015

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Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids Meteor shower is the brightest shower of the year. Perseids will peek from August 9th – 13th. At that time there is a New Moon so the skies will be dark and the shower will be bright! Perseids can best be viewed before dawn in the Northern Hemisphere!

 

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HAPPY HUMP DAY

March 4, 2015

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HAPPY HUMP DAY

Happy Hump Day
If you’re down and confused
And you don’t remember who you’re talking to
Concentration slips away
Because you’re baby is so far away
Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with
Don’t be angry – don’t be sad
Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had
There’s a girl right next to you
And she’s just waiting for something to do
Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
Love the one you’re with
Turn your heartache right into joy
‘Cause she’s a girl and you’re a boy
Get it together come on make it nice
You ain’t gonna need anymore advice
Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love honey
~STEPHEN STILLS LYRICS~

 

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Every Woman Should Have A Man

October 1, 2014

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Every woman should have a Man That

Every Woman Should Have A Man That
1. Makes a good living and is financially set
2. Can repair or fix anything that is broke
3. That can make her feel safe in any situation
4. That will help her around the house and be a great Father to her children
5. That Makes her feel Sexy
6. Loves her Passionately and Unconditionally
and they should never meet

 

 

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Solar Flare

September 12, 2014

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Solar Flare Heading Toward Earth

An X-Class solar flare is heading toward earth and should make a great show for the Northern Lights tonight! So if the skies are clear get your camera’s out! Should be beautiful! A Solar Flare Is when the sun releases a burst of energy like a fireball. The news has said it shouldn’t really effect us, but the event will make for beautiful pictures in the clear skies

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Happy Labor Day From Rosie The Riveter

August 27, 2014

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Happy Labor day from Rosie The riveter

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
The term “Rosie the Riveter” was first used in 1942 in a song of the same name written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. The song was recorded by numerous artists, including the popular big band leader Kay Kyser, and it became a national hit. The song portrays “Rosie” as a tireless assembly line worker, who earned a “Production E” doing her part to help the American war effort.The name is said to be a nickname for Rosie Bonavitas who was working for Convair in San Diego, California.The idea of Rosie resembled Veronica Foster, a real person who in 1941 was Canada’s poster girl for women in the war effort

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Five Rules To Remember In Life

August 17, 2014

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Five Rules In Life To Remember

Five rules in life to remember, 1. Money can’t buy happiness, But it’s more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes then on a bike. 2. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastards name. 3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they are in trouble again. 4. Many people are alive because it is illegal to shoot them. 5 Alcohol does not solve any problems but neither does milk.

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Woodward Dream Cruise 2014

August 12, 2014

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Woodward Dream Cruise 2014 Twenty Year Anniversary

Woodward Dream Cruise 2014 Twenty Year Anniversary. August 16th 2014 Come on down to Woodward and enjoy the fun! Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan?
In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic heydays of the 50’s and 60’s, when youth, music and Automobiles roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. That year, 250,000 people participated nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Harvest Moon

August 10, 2014

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Harvest moon September 8th 2014

The full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon and will occur on September 8, 2014. This Moon is not just the full Moon that occurs at the time of the harvest. It is the full Moon that actually helps the harvest by providing more light at the right time than other full Moons do.
In years when the Harvest Moon falls in October, the September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley.
The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.
From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights

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Perseids Meteor Shower 2014

July 31, 2014

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Perseids Meteor Shower August 2014


The Perseids Meteor Shower has started and now is the best time to view it because the peak dates will occur at the same time as the full “supermoon.”
A full moon, or a supermoon, will happen on August 10th and will appear full into the morning of August 13–the same time that the Perseids is set to peak. A supermoon means that the full moon is closer to Earth than usual.
The moon will get brighter and brighter leading up to the full moon, meaning that the best time to see the Persides is the next couple days.
Peak dates for the Perseids typically see a meteor count of up to 100 meteors per hour, but meteors should be easily visible even outside the peak. The Perseides “meteor shower is known as one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing fast and bright meteors that frequently leave trains,” according to NASA.
The shower started producing meteors over the weekend, with at least five fireballs being detected by NASA cameras.
The fireballs as part of the shower are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. Each year around this time, Earth passes through a cloud of the comet’s debris.
“These bits of ice and dust — most over 1,000 years old — burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere to create one of the best meteor showers of the year. The Perseids can be seen all over the sky, but the best viewing opportunities will be across the northern hemisphere,” NASA says. It also recommends going to a dark place away from city lights. Astronomers also recommend not using cell phones to enable eyes to adjust faster.
The meteors radiate from the direction of the constellation Perseus.
The next meteor shower will be the Orionids, which start on October 2 and run through November 7. The shower is slated to peak on October 21 and October 22. “With no moon to interfere with the dark skies, 2014 promised to be a favorable year for viewing the meteor shower,” according to NASA. “The Orionids, formed from the debris of Halley’s comet, are known for being bright and quick meteors.

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Supermoon Sturgeon Moon

July 29, 2014

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Sturgeon Supermoon

Full Sturgeon Moon – Will make it’s appearance August 10th. The August 2014 Supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five Supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

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Destination Moon

July 17, 2014

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Destination Moon

Five Lunar Orbiter missions were launched in 1966 through 1967 with the purpose of mapping the lunar surface before the Apollo landings. All five missions were successful, and 99% of the Moon was photographed with a resolution of 60 m or better. The first three missions were dedicated to imaging 20 potential lunar landing sites, selected based on Earth-based observations. These were flown at low inclination orbits. The fourth and fifth missions were devoted to broader scientific objectives and were flown in high altitude polar orbits. Lunar Orbiter 4 photographed the entire nearside and 95% of the far side, and Lunar Orbiter 5 completed the far side coverage and acquired medium (20 m) and high (2 m) resolution images of 36 pre-selected areas. The images at the top of the page show the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft with the high and medium resolution cameras at the center, and an image of the crater Tycho taken with the Lunar Orbiter 5 medium resolution camera. Many children where following space exploration during this time! above is an add to make your own Moon trip model!

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Sturgeon Supermoon

July 15, 2014

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Sturgeon Supermoon

Full Sturgeon Moon – Will make it’s appearance August 10th. The August 2014 Supermoon will be the closest the moon comes to earth all year, and should be the best of the five Supermoons of 2014 as it passes within 221,765 miles of us.The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

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Buck Supermoon

July 12, 2014

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Buck Supermoon

On July 12, 2014, we have the first full moon after the June 21 solstice. Around this time of year, in North America, buck deer start growing antlers, thunder storms rage and farmers struggle to pile up hay in their barns. Thus, according to folklore, we call this full moon the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon. The July 2014 full moon is also the first of three full-moon supermoons in 2014. Previously, we had two supermoons in January – on January 1 and 30 – but they were new-moon supermoons. The full moons on July 12, August 10 and September 9 all enjoy the supermoon designation because the centers of these full moons and the center of Earth are less than 361,863 kilometers (224,851 miles) apart. The closest supermoon of the year comes with the August 10 full moon, with a moon that’s only 356,896 kilometers (221,765 miles) from Earth.

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