Month: January 2014

Bad New Addicts

This sick fascination in listening to and giving bad publicity to others is something of a disease and thousands if not millions are stricken  with it.  It is almost like an addiction.  These bad news addicts get high from just hearing that something bad has happened to someone especially if it is someone they don’t like.  Most are not interested in the truth; if it is something bad and it is in the news that is all that matters.

I have been watching with interest over the last few days the way the media have not lost an opportunity to put the spotlight on Justin Bieber.  His arrest in Miami made headlines everywhere yet no one except for TMZ has taken the time to investigate and report that Bieber may have been falsely accused.  There is no evidence to support the police claims of drag racing and not only that his blood alcohol levels at the time of his arrest was .014, the legal limit is .08.  If one should go by those figures it means the charge of DUI is also false.

This raises a very serious question is it okay for the police to arrest someone on false charges, and by turning a blind eye to this are we not creating a precedent for other youths to be treated in a likewise manner?  Investigative journalism is now a thing of the past.  Everyone is interested in presenting sensational news and the truth suffers but hey the bad news addicts are happy!

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Do Women Have to Dress Half-naked to be Noticed?

On Sunday I got the chance to see Beyonce and Jay Z perform together.  The song was ‘Drunk in Love’.  As I watched the performance I could not help wondering why women feel they have to appear half-naked when they are performing.

Jay Z came on stage looking all fine and dressed like he was on his way to a black tie event.  Beyonce on the other hand was dressed as if she was going to perform in a strip club.  She apparently was drunk in love but as far as I could see Jay Z was plain sober in love.

If he had come on stage wearing a T-shirt and a pair of boxers it would have been more of a level playing field.  My thing is if your man is coming on stage all dressed up and looking fine then you need to cover your ass up.

Sadly Beyonce is not the only female performer who feels she has to show skin and leave little to the imagination.  Rihanna never misses an opportunity to expose herself nor does Miley Cyrus and of course there are others.

We have heard the old adage ‘Sex Sells’.  Do these women feel they are not good enough or talented enough and therefore need to expose themselves in order to be noticed?  Do they see themselves merely as sex objects and therefore feel the  need to dress accordingly?

The Obstacles in our Path

An Inspirational Story

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.

Too often we complain about about situations and yet we make no effort to do something about it.

Justin Bieber Arrested

          Justin Bieber is once again making the headlines and not in a very good way. This talented teen is rapidly making his way down a path of self-destruction. Earlier this month his house police searched his house. They were looking for evidence after allegations by a neighbor that Bieber had egged his house.  During the search drugs were found in Bieber’s home.  Police arrested his friend Xavier Smith aka Lil Za in connection with the drug find.
      Did the star give himself a reality check after all this bad publicity?  Apparently Justin did not because he is back in the news. He was arrested this morning in Miami Beach Florida for DUI and drag racing.  He reportedly confessed that he had consumed alcohol, prescription drug and marijuana.
     Justin Bieber is clearly a teenager who is out of control and in need of some tough love to get him back on track.  One can only hope he gets the help counselling that he obviously need to  get his life together.  I wish him all the best.

I Knelt to Pray

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I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My duty toward God was now done
My soul could rest at ease.

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of God to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time the time to die.
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into his book and said
“Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down…
But never found the time”

Author unknown