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For those that say the Trayvon Martin case is not about race, they have never been discriminated against.  They have never been called Ni**r or been profiled by Police, refused admittance, or denied services simply because they are Black.

I know Racism, I grew-up in the segregated South.  Today I don’t fear for myself, racism is not new to me.  I fear for my Son’s generation.  I fear for all the young Black Men in America because they are “Trayvon Martin” and have to deal with this sh*t.  

Fact, a Black child walked to the store, bought candy and on his walk back home, was followed by a grown-a** man and at the end of the day, shot and killed by that man.  Today, the US justice system said this Black Child’s life didn’t matter and let his Killer go free.  Now there is a Child Killer walking our streets free!  How am I or any parent of a Black Child suppose to feel tonight?  Safe?  

If the roles were reversed, do you think the US justice system would have let Trayvon walk free after shooting a Man dead?  This is a sad day for Black America and this is a tragic day for all of America because racism is alive and freely walking the streets of America. 
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President Obama spoke with German Chancellor Merkel today about the situation in Ukraine. They agreed to stay in close touch in the days ahead on steps we can take to support an end to the violence and a political solution that is in the best interests of the Ukrainian people. http://go.wh.gov/GDmnT7
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Tasty Belgian Duvel beer. With an 8.5 alcohol level, it's delicious with a kick :)
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Have you tasted the Tripel Hop version? I find it a bit more fruity, with a bitter touch. http://www.belgianbeerfactory.com/
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  • University of Maryland
  • Granby High School, Norfolk VA
  • Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk VA
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I’m always painting in my mind, and whether the images spill out of my imagination via paint pigment on canvas or digital pixels on screen, the process is valid and true to my commitment to communicate and engage my viewers by invoking emotions.

Stuff I track and share here in public mode on Google+. In other words, you get a mix of these topics by circling me:

  • Art
  • Tech News
  • Science
  • Politics
  • My spin on the world (everyday life stuff that we can all laugh at)
  • Apple Products info and News
  • Google+ tips and insights
  • Social Media & Networks
  • International News
  • Wrestling News :)
  • Some local (SoCal) News
  • Rants
  • Business News

I am a Democrat and mostly lean to the left. I believe ours is a nation that is at its best when we work together. I have on occasion voted for a Republican (never for a Conservative). Republicans and Democrats are not that far from each other on many issues and my true Liberal friends and family are very fond of reminding me of that :)

My life has been varied and full. I grew-up a love-child, living in the South during segregation and Jim Crow Laws. I remember holding my mothers hand in the back of the bus or entering back doors to department stores. There were heroes, great men and women that helped bring about a change in the South and the rest of America. Muhammad Ali, Bobby Kennedy, James Brown, and more than I can name were some of the heroes of my generation. They were people of principle, people that stood-up for the "mythical little guy" against the System (or Power as it was called then). Watching them being jailed for their beliefs and even give their lives for the greater cause impacted me early on and motivated me to do something with my life.

I am not as religious as my mother would like me to be, but I am a Christian with Moslem and Atheist friends and family members. I respect everyone's right to believe or not believe in whatever. I am a twenty year retired veteran and have worked on everything from boats to bacon. I spent over 14 years abroad defending our great nation and hopefully promoting goodwill with many other people and cultures. I am an Artist and have a never ending thirst for technology and the sciences.

The phrase "I am because we are" comes from the African word Ubuntu. Ubuntu has many meanings, but the one that I like the most is;

A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.

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Budget Analyst
Employment
  • US Navy
    Budget Analyst, present
  • Lockheed Martin
  • US Air Force
  • US Navy
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Norfolk Virginia - Germany, Italy, England
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