They need more, tell your grandkids you thank them, but you wish they would do something for Toys For Tots or another worthy Charity. It doesn't have to be Christ or religion related to teach them.
look it up, what the heck, I was buying TOYS FOR TOTS. Them fellers, naw it was me. gots more dolls than ya can shake a stick at, some kind of train (1-4) with brightly colored ping pong balls. Why? cause they like 'em I guess, who am i to tell 'em different.
this is what you tried to post:
Check out The Salvaton Army's stand on their natonal website at:
There is a lot of helpful information here.
@ James Paterson
From your own cited site:
On its webpage, the group claims that "the services of The Salvation Army are available to all who qualify, without regard to sexual orientation."
Apparently, their compassion for those in need does mean more to them than "perfection." Your's apparently does not.
I tend to agree with you regarding Salvation Army. Their beliefs are their beliefs. But I understand they clothe and feed everybody regardless sexuality or religion and whatnot. If they do refuse food and shelter to LGBT I'd like to hear of the specific incidences.
Don't allow the gay rights establishment to do your thinking for you. Just because some activists think people should be hungry and insufficiently clothed because a Christian charity doesn't recognize gay rights, that doesn't mean you are obliged to comply with a boycott at the risk of losing your gay identity.
Think "Chick-Fil-A" and ask yourself whether stirring the pot is really serving the purpose of gay rights.
"As the holidays approach, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out in front of stores dunning shoppers for donations. If you care about gay rights, you'll skip their bucket in favor of a charity that doesn't actively discriminate against the LGBT community."
Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2011/11/why_you_shouldnt_donate_to_the_salvation_army_bell.php#0JkduI6dPbIWi2c2.99
I'll be the Debbie Downer and say what this gentleman wants to do is already being done on a nightly basis here in Memphis. Its called running a music venue. If you want to start being a promoter, you throw up your own money and book these acts. Be it rap, soul, metal or classical, you just call Minglewood or the New Daisy or the Hitone and ask to book a show there. Always be ready to pay the acts no matter what the turnout and you will do fine.
This is a AWESOME article on my friend Snipes! Hope that the goal is attainable!
LeVelle DJ1LUV Salter Sr
So looking forward to this event!
This album goes fucking hard
When, and how, did Bartlett annex Shelby Farms?
Ja!.... what he said!
Tape is off the chain. Best album since layin da smack down. sh*t is 4 real!
Good luck for the event and the program. I do hope they include an "outreach" to the parents of the young people, who take advantage the healthy outlet.
That is not NAMI's name.
Professional development!? Ha, we watched a video.
Cyber bullying is nasty. But I put the blame on parents for that one. A young lady recently committed suicide after several years of bullying from middle school on up. Parents knew but continued to allow her to use social media. Middle school kids have no business on social media where the abuse is rampant and being subject to predators is a real viable threat.
Much of the local bullying is gang related. Unfortunately the old MCS couldn't do much about that. Dear Willie got an up close real look at our gang problems for about nine weeks before he bailed.
Bullying is the most overused word in the school systems today. Why is that? are we raising children to be grown men and women, able to stand on their own two feet, or are we raising a bunch of wimps and cry babies?
Personally and where I came from, bulling was the actual physical touching of another individual or threats of physical harm. Words, even though, maybe hurtful or mean spirited should not be considered bullying. Hey, people have been mocking others for as long as there has been people.
Children have to be taught from an early age to have self respect and love for themselves and not to look for it from others. Yes, a child that has low self esteem, whether by parents refusing to teach a child how to stand up for themselves and knowing their self worth are the ones that are most open to be affected by verbal bullying.
Hell, I grew up having to withstand all types of insults, about me, my friends, and family. We just threw insults back. It is very common, even in this day, for that to happen in African American neighborhoods. We didn't call it bullying because it wasn't, teasing and even maybe extreme teasing, but we were taught to take it in stride. Hell, black kids didn't know the white meaning of bullying and that it was a crime until you whites told them. Even today, there are very, very few instances of black children committing suicide or other things because of what someone said.
How can cyber talk be considered bullying? First of all, they are words, second and most important, one doesn't have to read what is on the internet if it is not to their liking. Showing naked pictures of girls online, etc, is not bullying either for, if that person had not taken naked pictures and then made them available to anyone, there would be nothing to show.
Life is and has always been bereft of fairness. there is competition in this world from day one. Children must be taught to be able to compete, throw of slants and invectives that they will receive and how and when to stand their ground.
My kids believe in themselves, their own self worth. They do not respond to verbal, cyber or any other kind of bullying. Actually is it is mean spirited, but, still funny, hell, they will laugh with you. But, actually physical bullying, my kids have and will fight with all the ferocity that they can muster, rules against violence at school be damned. Yes, if someone bullies, and it has happened, in school where no adult is around, my kids have knocked the hell out of them. With every suspension for them violating school policy, I have had overturned. Yes, it is inherit, the act of self defense. If my child is involved in a fight, defending himself, there will be no suspension. Children's rights do not stop at the school house door.
So, yes, Grove, just as you probably suspect, that report, when it comes to African Americans in the Memphis Schools is bogus.
Wow...so 26% of the reported cases for the entire state happened in the former MCS. Granted, the system housed roughly 11% of the state's student population.
If you were a student in a non-MCS district across the state, you had a 0.9% chance that you would report a bullying case. If you were a student in MCS, there was a 1.9% chance you would report a bullying case, so you were more than twice as likely to report a case if you were in MCS versus any other district in the state. For reference, there was a 0.6% chance you'd report a bullying case if you were in the former SCS.
As with any statistical data, questions arise about how the policies differ from district to district. Do some encourage reporting of bullying more than others? Do some fail to report all of their cases? Also, what was the distribution of reports that were later determined to not be actual bullying incidents? Just some questions to throw out there, but if those numbers are accurate representations of the prevelance of bullying in the schools, Memphis has some serious work to do.
I'm extremely anti-bullying, and I'm glad that it's become a nationwide focus. It's tough enough going through your formative years as a kid without other kids tormenting you. As we saw with the Miami Dolphins incident, apparently bullying isn't limited to children either.
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