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American Civil War…….2012!!!

So a very good friend of mine called me today with some news that was absurdly unbelievable to say the least. My friend told me that he came across an article that detailed a series of petitions  circulating through several states in the U.S where people are actually trying to have their sates secede  from the continental United States.  Now even though in this day and age this a sheer impossibility and will most likely never happen, these petitions have still been signed by ten’s of thousands of people. For example in the State of Louisiana where the idea orientated, there have been over 13,500 signatures, and in Texas there is currently over 19,000 signatures.  In total there are currently 19 different states with these same types of petitions floating around that are actually gaining steam and headway as far as notoriety and support.

Now to put things back in perspective, a peaceful secession form the union granted by the Oabama administration is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN now how many signatures these petitions have. However it begs the questions as to what could possibly be so wrong with this country that so many thousands of people are willing to spend the mental and physical energy into such a ludicrous idea that they actually feel so strongly about that they convince tens of thousands of other people to do get behind the same idea? Are things that bad in America where 19,000 Texans actually want to secede the union in 2012? If this is any indication of where this country is headed then I am truly vexed, ashamed, and appalled.  I am going to follow this particular story very closely to see how it develops and I will keep everyone updated as much as possible. I have seen quite a few things in my lifetime but I have never seen or heard of anything like this.  Below is an article on info wars with more information and a complete list of all 19 states involved and the number of signatures each state’s petition has so far.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-reelection-spurs-wave-of-states-petitions-to-secede/

1. Louisiana, 13,426

2. Texas, 18,012

3. Florida, 4,987

4. Alabama, 5,156

5. North Carolina, 4,623

6. Kentucky, 3,929

7. Mississippi, 3,849;

8. Indiana, 3,876;

9. North Dakota, 2,998

10. Montana, 3,378

11. Colorado, 3,746

12. Oregon, 3,230

13. New Jersey, 2,960

14. New York, 3,425

15. South Carolina, 3,193, 2,087

16. Arkansas, 1,537

17. Georgia, 3,912, 2,604

18. Missouri, 2,085, 2,781

19. Tennessee 3,656

20. Michigan 3,230

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Grenade Launcher Hoax stirs Controversy

This video was shot by a Pheonix man named Micheal T. Hurley in where he had his 16 year old nephew dressed as a terrorist and tout around a faux Rocket Propelled Grande launcher in the middle of neighborhood while he had the camera rolling. The young boy in the video actually walked around the city pointing the RPG at cars, and people for over 15 minutes with no immediate response from authorities after several concerned calls to 911 from witnesses. Hurley stated that the entire video was done in order test police response time to an emergency situation.

Personally I agree with the ends to test your theory but I feel that this stunt was dangerous and over the top. This young man could have actually been shot on sight by authorities if they felt he was a legitimate threat, or a misguided vigilante might have taken matter into their own hands. Although I feel that emergency response times are grossly unacceptable, I feel that stunts like this only add to the problem and not the solution. refer to the story of the boy who cried wolf…after while no one cared when there was a real emergency. A Perfect example is my home city of Detroit where police no longer show up to calls that a re not life threatening emergency i.e. the reports of guns, gunshots, or gunfire mainly.
This is the reason we cannot waste time and resources on hoax’s and pranks like this video. I agree that things need to change as far response time but this is not he way to go. you can watch the short clip and judge for yourself. Below is a link to an article that describes the entire events of in full detail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/michael-turley-grenade-youtube-video_n_1918706.html

New #TrueSpeech Vlog: The American Dollar… :-(

This is a VLOG I shot in downtown Montreal,Quebec in Canada. The FGE team and I traveled to Canada to perform for the POP Montreal music festival and open up for two of Canada’s biggest independent music acts, Boogat, and Radio Radio. During my time of course we had to spend some bread but what I learned during my time there about the American economy shocked me…so I had to shoot a VLOG about it. This video was shot by up and coming video producer Mark Anthony and directed by TrueSpeech.

 

Women’s Rights, Racism, Marriage, Politics, Surrogate’s #CocktailsAndConvo

So the lovely ladies of cocktails and Conversations asked me to drop by for their Wednesday nightcap show. During the show we discussed quite a few hard hitting topics ranging from women using surrogate mothers, Racism, the upcoming presidential election women’s rights and a host of other topics that truly lead to some in depth conversation. Below is the podcast link where you can listen to the show and download the episode.
You can also follow Erika & Robyn on twitter @CocktailsAndConvo and on facebook: facebook.com/cocktailsandconversations and tune it to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cocktailsandconversation

Wednesday Night Recap Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cocktailsandconversation/2012/09/13/wednesday-wind-down–the-nightcap-edition

“Obama 2012” New TrueSpeech Discussion VLOG

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New TrueSpeech Discussion VLOG where I talk about the upcoming Presidential Election in November and why it is so important to vote. I also discuss why I am voting for Obama on more than the obvious basis that he is a black guy.