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Archive for June 2010

Seeing Isn’t Believing

June 29, 2010

It appears that some people got it all wrong—again. When it comes to the issue of racism, they always will. Their intentions are to get it wrong, and get everyone else wrong as well. I admit, it’s a difficult thing to ask human beings to say that they are wrong. It’s just not hard-wired into our DNA. Yet, that fact of human frailty doesn’t make it right to be wrong.

June 28, 2010

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to my podcast, Perry Redds Podcast. Please click the link below to view it. http://socialspeaks.podOmatic.com/entry/2010-06-27T17_10_20-07_00 See you there! – Perry

Veiled Exclusion

June 23, 2010

I’ve had the pleasure of becoming inundated with responses to a video that I posted on YouTube® back in April. I video capture just about any and every event I’m blessed to attend. Some events I attend as a reporter, some as a participant and other events, as a spectator. This particular subject of interest, I attended as a witness. I wanted to see if the claims by right-wing leaning, conservative-voting, “Country-First”, Tea Party supporters was true: that they are a big tent, consensus of America. It was not…

Honor the Fallen in “The Other War”

June 15, 2010

This country has seen 5,478 deaths in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 8 years of these conflicts. Americans have been reminded constantly that the toll taken on the families and loved ones is grossly unreported. I tend to disagree. For one to question the war, is often mistaken as an attack on the ones fighting it—an intentional misleading by more conservative-minded people. What I am here to talk to you about is the “fallen” in the other war: the war on drugs.

Liars Should Not Be the Norm

June 7, 2010

First of all, when one is caught in a lie, his/her integrity is compromised when the liar gets mad and attacks the person who caught it, and two, when a liar is exposed, they don’t need to mischaracterize it as a “misstatement”; they KNOW the truth, so anything other than that is false; it’s no mistake, it’s intentional. Senate candidate Mark Kirk apologized Thursday for making inaccurate statements about his service in the Navy Reserves, while acknowledging more discrepancies.