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Sympathy and Love Pour Out For the People of Paris

Sometimes a picture can say more words than we can express.

This from the artist Banksy –

This from a guys named Bruno Tertrais

A remembrance of a tribute by the French people to our victims of 9-11

The French Embassy in Berlin

The Empire State Building in NYC

The Sydney Australia Opera House-

The Senate Building in Mexico

Hashtag – Pray for Paris –

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Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Uncategorized, You Know It's Bad When...


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The Long Hard Fall of Olympic Figure Skater and Physician Debi Thomas

How does a World Champion skater, and Olympic Silver Medalist who is a Physician fail?

Debbi Thomas as we remember her –

Here a discussion of her appearing in Iyanla “Fix My Life” on Oprah’s Network…

How An Olympic Icon Ended Up Living In A Bug-Infested Trailer

Debi Thomas used to be a renowned figure skater and a surgeon. Now, she’s broke and unemployed.

From the time Debi Thomas was a young girl, she wanted to grow up to become two things: a renowned figure skater and a practicing physician. She did both.

In the 1980s, Thomas captured the world’s attention from the moment she got onto the ice. While studying for her engineering degree at Stanford University, Thomas won both the U.S. and World Championships. She soon set her sights on Olympic gold. Though her stumbles at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary cost her first place, Thomas took home the bronze and became the first African-American athlete to medal at any Winter Olympics. Then, after a successful figure skating career, Thomas went on to fulfill her second dream. She became a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, eventually opening up her own private practice in Richlands, Virginia.

Today, however, Thomas’ successes seem worlds away.

In between the Olympics and the World Championships, Thomas got married, but says the relationship crumbled after just three years because her husband felt lost in the midst of her popularity. As with her professional stumbles at the Winter Games, Thomas considered this personal stumble to be a failure. Then, more failures: As a physician, Thomas says her high expectations led her to go head-to-head with colleagues, and she was let go from two jobs. Though she had never really wanted to open up her own practice, she did. That’s when another divorce led Thomas to lose her nest egg, she says, and she soon had to close her private practice after two years.

Thomas is currently broke, jobless, twice-divorced and living in a bug-infested mobile home in a trailer park with her fiancé and his two sons. She even lost custody of her own 13-year-old boy, and her fiancé struggles to control both his alcohol use and his anger. Thomas knows it’s time to turn her life around, so she asks life coach Iyanla Vanzant to help her face some harsh truths on a path toward healing….Read the rest Here


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Killer Preacher Denies Love Child With Wife of Man He KIlled

Let’s see…Minister of local evangelical church dipping into the congregation ladies…

Minister fathers child with wife of another man.

Minister shoots and kills irate husband “defending himself”.

Other than breaking about 18 of the Ten Commandments…What could go wrong?

Here is the Rev apparently practicing his Sermon the “I didn’t do it!”…basically admitting the adultery.

What possible motivation would said, now dead, husband have to be pissed?

Video: Pastor Denies Impregnating Wife of Man He Shot and Killed

Keon Allison says he shot Deante Smith to death in self-defense when the man came to confront him about an alleged affair. Just a few weeks earlier, the pastor denied it all in a fiery sermon.

A pistol-packing preacher who allegedly shot and killed another man in Detroit earlier this month gave a sermon weeks before where he denied fathering a love child with the man’s wife.

“I got saved 15 years ago. Been with one woman,” Keon Allison shouted, taking off his vest while hopping around his empty stage. “One woman, that’s all. Ain’t no two women.”

“You’ve got to live a clean life,” he added while dancing. “You’ve got to clean it up. If you’re married, stay with your spouse. You can’t have these other girlfriends. You’ve got to clean it up, because when the devil comes at your house, you’re gonna have to have some integrity to say, ‘I ain’t running, I ain’t going nowhere, because I ain’t did nothing.”

The video was uploaded September 24th, but only discovered by the Christian Post on Wednesday.

Deante Smith, 25, was shot when he entered Allison’s Church of God church and allegedly confronted the pastor with a brick. Smith was reportedly there to confront Allison about an affair he was allegedly carrying out with his wife.

Allison was arrested but then released. No charges have been filed against him yet.

“Don’t get it twisted, this ain’t pastor’s thing, this is Jesus’ thing, and I’m just serving Him. And I just got a made up mind,” Allison proclaimed. “I said, ‘I’m gonna be this thing for real.’ Ain’t gonna be no funny business with me.”

“Have you ever had your name smeared?” he asked his half-empty storefront church in a September 20th sermon. “This is not mud, this is manure.”

The devil, Allison said, keeps looking and waiting for when you’re weakened to strike.

Looks to me “the Devil” in this case just committed murder.

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...


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Hints You May Want To Consider a Career Change

Driving a stolen car to the Police Department?

Suspected Car Thief Drives Stolen Car To Police Station

The accused was picking up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — and were found in yet another stolen car.

Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — documents that were found in yet another stolen car.

Carnell Eugene Butler now faces charges in three stolen car cases.

St. Petersburg police say officers found a stolen Infiniti on Sunday. Inside, they found Butler’s documents related to a June auto theft arrest.

Detectives contacted Butler, who arranged to pick them up. When he arrived at police headquarters, a detective arrested Butler and found keys to a Hyundai Sonata in his pocket. The car was located a block away.

It, too, had been reported stolen.

Butler was being held without bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.

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Posted by on October 9, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...


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Why Gun Nuts with CCL Aren’t Safe

Firing a bunch of rounds off in front of a busy store is a damn good way to hit and possibly kill an innocent bystander or kid. Doing so, when there is absolutely no threat to life or limb should be a felony crime.

The local Police seem to be kowtowing to the NRA on this one instead of public safety.

Good woman with a gun shoots up Home Depot parking lot trying to take down suspected shoplifters

Police in Auburn Hills, Michigan are investigating an attempted shooting at a Home Depot, where a 47-year-old woman with a concealed carry permit tried to shoot a fleeing shoplifter, WXYZ reports.

According to authorities, the woman witnessed a man exiting the Home Depot while being followed by loss prevention officers. The man attempted to flee in a small, dark sport utility vehicle, at which point the woman pulled out her concealed 9mm handgun and opened fire in the Home Depot parking lot.

She fired repeatedly, and police believe one of the bullets struck and flattened the SUV’s tire — but the suspects, described as two males in their 40s, one white and one black, still escaped. The woman is said to be cooperating with police, who are still deciding whether to charge her for shooting up a Home Depot parking lot to stop a suspected shoplifter.

According to police, there were many people in the parking lot when the woman shot at the fleeing SUV. A police spokeswoman told a WXYZ reporter that “the best thing that anybody who witnesses or thinks they’re witnessing a crime could do for us is gather information, write down information, provide it to the officers when they arrive.”

To be honest, I would have cheered if the cops had shot her dumb ass.

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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...


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Story Deepens on Texas Football Players Who Hit Ref

This one has taken a strange twist. Shortly after punishment was announced for the two Texas High Schoolers shown in the shocking video below, one or both of them told the authorities that they had been told to hit the ref by a coach!

Texas coach accused of ordering players to hit referee resigns

Mack Breed, the assistant football coach from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, who is accused of directing two players to target a referee during a game, has resigned, Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian Woods said Thursday.

Head football coach Gary Gutierrez spoke during the University Interscholastic League hearing, both defending Breed and deriding his “poor judgment call.”

“I love coach Breed. He was on staff already when I became head coach. He is an upstanding man, he is a man of integrity,” Gutierrez said, but “he violated the sanctity of what coaches are” by telling the players to hit a game official.

Breed joined the coaching staff in 2010. He played quarterback at John Jay before attending theUniversity of Missouri, where he played safety. On Thursday, Breed’s lawyer issued the coach’s first public statement on the incident, saying “some people are unfairly blaming one man, Mack Breed, for everything that happened at that game.”

According to Breed’s version of events, after a black John Jay wide receiver was ejected from the game, another black player told Breed that umpire Robert Watts had said to the player, “Throw the f***ing ball at me again, n****r.”

Watts, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied uttering racial slurs toward the players, says he is considering lawsuits and is urging criminal prosecutions of the assistant coach and the two players.

“As a black male, nothing offended Mack Breed more than being called a racial epithet, except someone in a position of authority calling his players racial epithets. The slur was heard by multiple players, some of whom were not involved in the hit,” Breed’s statement said.

The player that reported hearing the slur was later tossed from the game for throwing a punch even though, according to the statement, a white player on the opposing team had allegedly punched the wide receiver multiple times and avoided ejection.

Describing the atmosphere on the John Jay sideline as “a powder keg,” Breed said that another John Jay coach was penalized for yelling at the officials about the alleged racist comments. Gutierrez also notified the officials about the slurs, according to Breed, but was told the officials wouldn’t use such language.

“Succumbing to the racially charged atmosphere, Coach Breed let his anger get the best of him and he made some regrettable comments. Witnesses can’t agree on what the comments were, but they were interpreted by two players to mean ‘hit the referee.’ The witnesses agree that Breed never explicitly told them to hit the referee, except for Michael Moreno, whose story continues to evolve,” the statement said, referring to one of the two players in question.

Singling out the teen, Breed said “Moreno paints himself as a saint on television” when he was actually “out of control” during the game. Not only did Moreno allegedly allow another player to be ejected for Moreno’s hit on Watts, he flagrantly hit a kneeling quarterback — a no-no in football — on the next play, according to the coach.

“His behavior is exactly what one would expect from a rogue player blaming a coach for the player’s actions,” Breed’s statement said.

Breed concluded his statement by saying he “feels that he could have handled the situation better. For that reason, Mack has submitted his resignation and will move forward taking responsibility for his role in the events that occurred. Mack never intended for the kids to hit or hurt the referee, but the result was the same.”

Jay Downs, an attorney for Watts, took the stand, reiterating another Watts attorney’s assertion that the allegations of racism are false. Watts, who has provided a statement to law enforcement, is suffering from post-concussion syndrome and didn’t attend the hearing, the attorney said. Doctors have yet to clear him to return to refereeing.

News of Breed’s resignation came a day after the players, who intentionally hit an official during a game this month and were suspended from school, attended a disciplinary hearing.

Pascual Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, said that because Moreno and Victor Rojas are minors, no information about the hearing would be released.

This 1955…or 2015? This racial name calling went on in sports until the late 60’s, when it pretty much ceased due to pressure by the fans, coaches, and leagues who decided not to tolerate it anymore. The only response in the 50’s and early 60’s was to walk away. The coach – in exposing the two boys to punishments is wrong.


Posted by on September 24, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...


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2.3 Million Apply for 368 Entry Level Jobs

Under the heading – “You know it’s bad when…”. This one from India.

Indian job ad receives 2.3m applicants

A Indian job advertisement for humble office tea boys and night guards​ has attracted 2.32m applicants, including highly qualified graduates, in a sign of how desperate the swelling millions of young Indians are for job security.

Officials said it would take up to four years to conduct interviews for the 368 junior posts advertised by the Uttar Pradesh state government even if candidates were processed at the rate of 2,000 a day by multiple interview boards.

The unprecedented deluge of applications is the latest confirmation of the grim employment prospects in the poor and densely populated states of north India despite an official national unemployment rate of less than 5 per cent.

Narendra Modi, prime minister, promised to create jobs when he was elected last year at the head of the Bharatiya Janata party. His government has focused on programmes to develop workers’ skills, while party leaders have begged young Indians to become entrepreneurs.

But India is struggling to create employment even for the 12m school leavers entering the workforce each year, let alone for the accumulated backlog of unemployed among the population of 1.3bn.

Economists and investors put much of the blame on India’s highly restrictive labour laws, which discourage private employers from hiring, along with the privileges enjoyed by government employees and the “reservation” system of preferences for lower caste Indians. Fewer than a tenth of India’s 500m workers are employed in the formal sector, and half of those have jobs in government or state-owned companies such as Indian Railways.

Asked about the millions of applications for jobs as night-guards or office “peons” — the helpers who clean up and bring tea to bureaucrats — Surjit Bhalla, chairman of Oxus Investments, said: “Everything you know is wrong with India is personified in that statistic . . . both our labour laws and the fact that in a government job you do nothing and get paid a nice, healthy, fat wage. You can’t be fired. You’re there forever.”

The Uttar Pradesh government said it wanted the peons for the state assembly in Lucknow to be able to ride a bicycle and have at least five years of school education, but among the applicants were 255 with doctorates in subjects such as engineering as well as 200,000 with master’s degrees. Salaries start at about Rs16,000 ($240) per month.

“There are no jobs anywhere,” Alok Chaurasia, who has a degree in electronics and communication engineering, told NDTV television news. “The moment I saw the ad for the peon’s job, I applied. Any work is better than nothing.”



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Posted by on September 18, 2015 in News, You Know It's Bad When...


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