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Theft: sitting during the national anthem

“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”

From “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseni

Kaepernick took the opportunity provided by the NFL to air his personal beliefs.   Employers pay him to play football for the purposes of entertainment.  The public and the media feel uncomfortable with Kaepernick’s action and have failed to see his theft.

The intellectually challenged may claim the right to free speech.   But yelling “Fire!” in a crowed movie theater is not permitted.   Read more

See something, do something

The opportunity to help someone often appears unexpectedly during one’s life time.  And often the opportunity is simply not recognized and/or sometimes it is inconvenient for one to become involved.

Serving others in need is what makes us human and gives us a life sustenance for the soul as it were.  But often one is driven by emotional inertia – we’re on a mission – and our “thinking cap” is not tightly fastened.

One’s “presence” of mind at those times can be over-ridden by one’s emotional inertia.  The car ahead is blocking the path while the passenger and driver change seats. . .and they are slow to do it.  One’s emotional inertia pushes one’s buttons. . .creating impatience and judgmental thoughts.

Instead, if one had “presence” one might be thinking if a need existed for one’s assistance.  Is that car’s driver having nausea, Read more

Another school shooting

Another school shooting

And the media loves it.
How else do the madmen and crazies think of doing such a thing.

Its the media. . .the act of a madman gets more publicity than the president.
Want to make the news? Kill a bunch of people with a gun, kettle bomb or other weapon of mass killing.

And the media salivates over it. Not one station will omit the publication – they all provide publicity to the act.

We can pinpoint responsibility on the media for the next mass killing.
If it’s not the gun, then it will be something else.

This is a no-brainer folks.
As long as the media provides a stage, someone will fill it.

And no, guns are not the problem. Take away guns and it will be the “next big thing” to hit the media.

Build it, and they will come.
The media must shun this type of crime.