Body and Soul

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 14:02

On earth day we take care of our planet, which is the only place we have to call home. Today I went to check out my body and soul.

We were reminded of the importance of meditation, exercise, and ❤️ LOVE.

  • Find a quiet place where you can be alone and undisturbed.

  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

  • Put your attention on the area of your heart.

  • Breathe easily until you feel relaxed and quiet inside.

Then I went to see my primary care physician Dr. B ...  

Earth 🌏 Day

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:15

As we prepare to celebrate Mother Earth, take a moment to consider various worthwhile ideas and exercises to apply.

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG formerly Earth Day 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. So everyone should plant a 🌳 tree.

Deconstructing Semantics

Submitted by ub on Wed, 04/21/2021 - 08:10

Whenever semantics comes up, an initial response could be what do you mean by that, or are you trying to be mean? News or Views?

Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, significant is the study of meaning, reference, or truth. The term can be used to refer to philosophy, linguistics, and computer science.

Semantics can mean quite different things in different contexts; fields concerned with semantics are as diverse as psychology, law, lexicography, and logic. Pragmatics is an equally wide-ranging term, with applications in politics.

30 Years of Death and Tears

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 22:09

From Rodney King to George Floyd, both acts of police brutality were captured on video for the world to see the evidence that lied behind a blue wall of silence.

Records show that public safety officers accused of brutality had previous complaints against them, according to police officials. The first use of the term in the American press was in 1872 when the Chicago Tribune reported the beating of a civilian who was under arrest.

Death Lies and Videos

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 19:18

Twenty years makes a big difference especially video quality.  The VHS video in 1991 that captured four Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King was of limited quality from bad light and the quality of VHS. But it demonstrated excessive force.

What hasn’t changed is the issue of police use of deadly force against black males. 

A Family Affair

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:15

Sabrina, and I got together for dinner last night in what could be described as an NYC blowout. We had fun, believe me.

I had not hugged my baby daughter, Sabrina for over a year, and needless to say, this magic was long overdue. We were hearing all about the projects she is working on, and listing to Sabrina tell stories about my youngest grandchild Olivia.

4/20 4/40 860

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:07

Do you know how the difference between 420 and 440? We wondered if 860 signifies anything in particular, so we found out.

420, 4:20, or 4/20 pronounced four-twenty is cannabis culture slang for marijuana and hashish consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 p.m., and also refers to cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place annually on April 20.

The number 440 means personal freedom and the use of all your life experience baggage for new horizons, new profession, new relationship, new ideas, and new way of seeing life.

The Verdict GUILTY

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:16

The Jury in the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death has reached a verdict. The former Minneapolis police officer has been convicted of murdering George Floyd.

The state presented closing arguments and now the defense has an opportunity to address the jury and finally a prosecution rebuttal.

Deja Vu For USA

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 09:27

Oh say can you see a very similar, delay, and vicious cycle that continues to be the reality for you and for me? 

Americans take to the streets to protest oppressive policing. Legislators move swiftly to make anti-riot laws more restrictive, triggering First Amendment concerns. USA TODAY 

Prepare For Brood X

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/18/2021 - 17:36

‘There’s good news and bad news for planet 🌎 earth as we hear that the cicadas will soon return for a short visit this year.

They don’t visit very often, but when cicadas come here, you hear, and see them so clear, you’d wish they no longer were anywhere near.

Brood X Cicadas are about to return in droves after their protracted gestation period and the bugs don’t really know what happened while they were underground for the last 17 years.