Thou shall love thy Neighbor as thyself….
Yahoo! News, http://news.yahoo.com/: Elderly gunman kills guard at Holocaust Museum – Yahoo! News, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_holocaust_museum_shooting
Alleged gunman charged in museum shooting
VIDEO’S OF NEWS – INTERNATIONAL VOTING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Iranian Election Ends @ Yahoo!, http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=13929458
Additional coverage on the Iranian Election @ Yahoo!, http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=13930508
The supremacist killer, and his motives @ Yahoo!, http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=13926488
Updated on June 11, 2009, Guard dies in Hate group attack on the Holocaust museum, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31208188/?GT1=43001. Young Black Guard (Gentile) maybe one of the best dies in attack of White Supremacist, in a lock-and-load raging fit and then he is subdued by other guards and an off duty (Metro DC Police) officer in the area. As stated before, I always get the negative comments directed at me about African Americans i.e., I have a culture that I must preserve that started before April 1865. I ain’t African American and I don’t like it when YOU talk down on people and won’t even let people have a seat, these are characteristics that make people snap. Other articles:
White racist kills Black guard at Holocaust Museum. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Posted on June 10th, 2009: I have been receiving a lot of eerie responses where people can identify with me as the bottom of the pit, black person – you know the kind is a slave to alcohol and drugs. I am in no way the fashion of my ancestors who were strong and nurtured each other and loved each other. I am simply just a black person, and I am too simple to be anything other than black. I am not a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew. I am just a Negro. If I can’t have my identity then there is no difference of me being in a jail. For this reason, I can’t be bothered with religion. I do realize that there are methods but all don’t mean that you are seek the truth of wholesomeness, glory, sanctification and righteousness (1 Timothy 2:21-25). “Just looking at people type and not knowing what it is that they type, and I ask myself, do I look crazy as hell when I type like that…. ?”
Yesterday was a really rainy day. I stopped by the church because it had been bothering me that I have given up on the youth. I can’t have a headache trying to help a community that won’t love me back. Nevertheless, I stood in the rain and someone appeared and came and let me in. He told me that the grant had been cancelled because of problems with reporting. I had tried to get copies of all the receipts. I had tried set up a manual for invoices and purchase orders. I had even tried fully automating the entire program with video’s and pictures but no they did not like me, then I wasn’t black enough for the grant. God forbid if you wanted to have fellowship or bible study.
I have lectured and talked about customer service a lot. Customer service if fine tuned is the epitome of humility. Verbal communication must be considered when you open your mouth and people listen to your voice. Your breathing and your posture plays an important role in the way you sound and if people will listen to you sound. I like to sound as though I am laughing and I love to make people smile: to correct this you can be happy on the inside, sit with your feet under the chair and your shoulders back. Next, remember your diaphragm, which is a muscle that sits in your rib cage. If you want your voice to sound pristine then you have to have adequate air (J. Filek 2006).
Nevertheless, customer service gets caught up in nationality and religion. The discrimination is at its ugliest and the donor relations or coordinator of sponsors doesn’t even stand a chance of reparation. Sometimes we are all rejects. Look at the Son of Man, Jesus himself, unleashed the Messianic flow of righteousness and those who saw him work miracles – the Gentiles (Matthew, Luke and Mark) and the Jews (John) betrayed him (Matthew 20:17-19). On the contrary, in the Torah portion of Naso, in the 6th Chapter. We understand that if you are going to abstain from grape juice that you are set apart for God because I love to drink juice and eat bread as a regulation of my Judeo-Christian heritage.
The Nazirite (laws) Numbers 6:13-21
13 ” ‘Now this is the law for the Nazirite when the period of his separation is over. He is to be brought to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 14 There he is to present his offerings to the LORD : a year-old male lamb without defect for a burnt offering, a year-old ewe lamb without defect for a sin offering, a ram without defect for a fellowship offering, [a] (15) together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and a basket of bread made without yeast—cakes made of fine flour mixed with oil, and wafers spread with oil.
16 ” ‘The priest is to present them before the LORD and make the sin offering and the burnt offering. (17) He is to present the basket of unleavened bread and is to sacrifice the ram as a fellowship offering to the LORD, together with its grain offering and drink offering.
18 ” ‘Then at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the Nazirite must shave off the hair that he dedicated. He is to take the hair and put it in the fire that is under the sacrifice of the fellowship offering.
19 ” ‘After the Nazirite has shaved off the hair of his dedication, the priest is to place in his hands a boiled shoulder of the ram, and a cake and a wafer from the basket, both made without yeast. (20) The priest shall then wave them before the LORD as a wave offering; they are holy and belong to the priest, together with the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. After that, the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 ” ‘This is the law of the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD in accordance with his separation, in addition to whatever else he can afford. He must fulfill the vow he has made, according to the law of the Nazirite.’ ”
Here is the rejection of one of the greatest men to ever walk the earth and to set apart for God, Jesus of Nazareth. The church is consecrated for him.
The Parable of the Tenants – Matthew 21:33-45
33″Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. 34When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
35″The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. 37Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.
38″But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40″Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”
41″He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
43″Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”[j]
45When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.
Have a great day and whatever you do blessed be the name of the Lord, it must have been his blood that saved my soul, and set me free….
Our next post will be the Revolutionary Records of Cornelius Sanders, he served under Captain Hunter, an immigrant like many of us some 400 to 12,000 years ago. An amazing leader in the revolutionary army and Captain Hunters diary is posted on the internet. However, Cornelius Sanders volunteered in the Army for three months in 1781 and then stayed in for additional 13 months under a different leader (Col. Eaton etc). He applied for his pension, an act of Congress – on October 25, 1832.
Tyson Marries in Vegas Hotel-Casino. Mike Tyson wed his girlfriend, Lakiha Spicer, at a Vegas casino chapel yesterday — just two weeks after his four-year-old daughter accidentally strangled herself to death on a dangling cord from a treadmill in the boxer’s home. Spicer is Tyson’s third wife. [AP via USA Today]
U.S. reporter freed by Iran reunites with family: An American journalist jailed for five months in Iran has been freed and reunited with her parents after a court suspended her eight-year prison sentence on charges of spying for the United States. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30679918/from/ET/
U.S. service member kills 4 fellow troops in Iraq: A U.S. service member opened fire on fellow members of the military, killing four and wounding several others, at the main U.S. base in Baghdad, officials told NBC News on Monday. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30678715/from/ET/
I found this on MSN Entertainment and thought you might be interested in it.
Click this link: ‘Housewives,’ ‘Milk’ among winners at GLAAD Media Awards. May 10, 2009, 12:23 AM EST. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laverne Cox isn’t on the road with Sean Combs, but the outspoken transgender person has picked up an outstanding reality show trophy at the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Cox was a contestant on VH1’s “I Want to Work for Diddy,” which tied with the Logo transgender dating series “Transamerican Love Story” for the award presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
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And now for the tip…
I’ve written before on how to make a wise decision but thought I’d revisit the topic as how to make a strategic decision.
Strategic decisions are ones that have long-lasting consequences. Making one of these is kind of like playing chess – you have to think three moves ahead.
As you may know, I’ve recently butted heads with the University of Maryland over a small part-time position I had there. To read the details, go to http://www.careerfitnesscoaching.com/fired.htm.
Many people offered advice on what to do, much of it encouraging me to “go to the mat” and fight it. However after thinking it through, the potential harm outweighs the benefits and I’ve opted to just let the entire situation go and acquiesce to their demands. To me, the time and energy it would take would not be worth the effort plus could lead to some pretty negative publicity. A short-term win would probably create a bunch of long-term problems.
Strategic thinking is one hallmark of great leaders. It’s the ability to look past the emotion and think about consequences. It’s what separates individual contributors from good managers. It’s what often defines the difference between children and parents.
These were the steps I used to help with my strategic decision (some of this came from one of my particularly wise friends) and I would encourage you to consider them if you’re faced with a pretty big decision.
– What is your ultimate goal? What are the outcomes you want?
– What is the likely outcome in the next month, next 3 months, next 6 months?
– If your decision became public, what would your mother/grandmother/pastor etc. think?
– Will your decision burn any bridges beyond repair? Are you willing to risk this?
– What will this decision cost you in time? What are the opportunity costs (in my case, my hourly rate as income I WON’T be bringing in while I’m dealing with this)?
– Does the pain of not making this decision outweigh the pain and cost of making it?
– When you make the decision, do you think you might possibly regret it?
Along with these questions, seek the wisdom of wise people. These tend to be people who are rational and don’t often get caught up in the emotions of a situation. If you don’t have any people like this in your life, start looking for some!
I don’t know what strategic decisions I’ll have to make in the coming months and years but I’ll always return to these steps. I would encourage you to do the same.
Towards your Total Career Success,
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