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Live Your Life - so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a stranger if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs them of their visions. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. -Tecumseh

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Double Rainbow !!

Five mile wide double rainbow during a thunderstorm 8000ft above sea level in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Feb 28, 2015, 02:05 PM (7 replies)

^truth^ I was off yesterday but, I can't wait to see what the black women at work have to say about

all this.

btw, where I work Blacks are in the majority. I don't talk a lot at work. Listening has been a revelation in and of itself.

Very interesting dynamic going on.

One administrator has been fired for being racist and now the top two staff of one of the major departments have tendered their resignations. One goes in effect tomorrow. The other is moving up within the corporation and will be staying until she finds her replacement.

Interesting times.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:43 AM (1 replies)

A Letter to My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey



I am writing this so that when that day comes, you’ll recognise Fifty Shades of Grey for what it is, rather than what it pretends to be.

Let me begin by telling you what Fifty Shades of Grey is not.

It is not a love story.

It does a pretty convincing job of masquerading as one, for sure, but please believe me when I say that love doesn’t even have a cameo role in this plot.

It is also not a romantic fairy tale with a harmless bit of naughtiness sprinkled on top.

Romance is glaringly absent, in fact. As for harmless S&M, please understand that this screenplay’s message is the polar opposite of harmless. In this ‘harmless’ piece of fluff movie, a rich, handsome, experienced man uses his power to seduce and manipulate a young, innocent student into doing a lot of things she is extremely uncomfortable doing.

They are not equals. They are not partners. There is, in fact, no ‘they’ to speak of at all.

Rather, it’s a movie about a narcissistic man’s controlling and violent sexual desires and his sense of entitlement to use and abuse a vulnerable young woman’s body and mind as tools for his own gratification. It’s all about his needs, coupled with the arrogant expectation that she should comply, regardless of her discomfort, to please him.

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If someone wants to be with you, turning up at your part-time job unannounced when you haven’t ever even discussed that you have one and acting possessive when a co-worker talks to you is not romantic. It’s creepy.

If you say you’re a virgin and he responds by violently deflowering you, that’s not love. That’s assault.

If he tracks your whereabouts when you’re out clubbing and takes you to his hotel when you’re too drunk to make a rational decision, then undresses you and puts you in his bed for the night, that’s not protective. It’s stalking. In fact, stalking is the least of what it is.

If he turns up inside your apartment uninvited, it’s not romantic. It’s breaking and entering.

If you tell him you’re not interested and you ask him to leave and he responds by tying you to your bed and having violent sex with you after you repeatedly say “no,” all the while threatening to do worse if you make a noise, it’s not passion. It’s rape.

If he sells your car and buys you a new one without your permission “to surprise you,” it’s not romantic. It’s theft and manipulation.

If he monitors your phone calls and threatens you with physical harm because another man calls you, he’s not in love with you. He’s abusing and controlling you.

If beating you with a leather strap until you cry is what gives him pleasure and he asks you to do it despite your distress because it turns him on and then plays the victim to explain it all away, there is no soundtrack in the world that should quiet the voice in your head that yells out that love and romance were never in the picture and they never will be.

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 12:03 AM (70 replies)

These twenty-five mind blowing photos will make you completely reevaluate your vision of the world.

Sometimes we need to just stop and think about who we are and be aware of what's around us.

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” — Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 12:19 PM (36 replies)

Happy 81st birthday, Hammerin' Hank!

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron , nicknamed "Hammer", or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American professional baseball right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 through 1976. wikipedia.org

Born: February 5, 1934 (age 81), Mobile, Alabama, USA
Nationality: United States of America
Height: 6' 0" (1.83m)

Hank Aaron
Civil Rights Activist, Baseball Player

Considered one of the best baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home-run record when he hit his 715th home run in 1974. He later set a new MLB record with 755 career home runs.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Feb 5, 2015, 05:06 PM (5 replies)

God Rest His Soul - The Allman Brothers Band

A man lay dieing in the streets
A thousand people fell down on their knees
Any other day he would have been.....
Reaching all the people there
Oh Lord Lord

But Lord knows I can't change what I saw
I Say God Rest His Soul

The Memphis battle ground was red
Cause blood came pouring from his head
Women and children fallin' down.....
For the man they loved so well
Oh Lord Lord
But Lord knows I can't change what I saw
I Say God Rest His Soul

I break here

But Lord knows I can't change what I saw
I Say God Rest His Soul

The morning sun will rise again
With all the passions growing thin
What we gonna do when war is come.. and we're
Dieing for the cause I know

(yeah but)
But Lord knows I can't change what I saw
Say God Rest His Soul

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Jan 19, 2015, 12:29 PM (8 replies)

Mock YEAH! ing YEAH! Bird Yeah! Now, everybody won't you sing along ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:30 PM (4 replies)

One can be critical without mocking. Satire, is usually best left to a professional.

It is not easily done and walks a very fine line.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:40 AM (0 replies)

About Joe Cocker

There once was a fellow named Joe
Who reached a majestic plateau
In a music career
Spanning many a year
He was always a consummate pro
He was born in the land of Great Britain
Where many are openly smitten
With princes and queens
Who have cash in their jeans
And where drinking warm beer is befittin’
Vance Arnold is how he was known
When he started a band of his own
The Avengers were hot
People liked them a lot
Once they opened a show for The Stones
He embarked on a solo career
Playing clubs serving whisky and beer
He was singing the blues
And was paying his dues
On the path he was destined to steer
The Grease Band he later created
A group that became highly rated
When they started to play
In the U. S. of A.
But the travel was something he hated
With Mad Dogs and Englishmen Joe
Formed a band that earned plenty of dough
Leon Russell was part
Of the group from the start
Rita Coolidge was part of the show
With his singular voice and gyrations
Joe’s talent had no limitations
With success he was rife
He was bigger than life
And the darling of radio stations
Joe Cocker expired this day
But he’ll never out-welcome his stay
In our souls and our hearts
He is still on the charts
Like Jack Bruce and the late Marvin Gaye
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 10:25 AM (3 replies)

Bob Dorough with Miles Davis Sextet - Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:11 AM (8 replies)
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