The Whole World’s Recording

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Hello fellow zobopians!  The whole world’s watching!  But who’s watching the watchers?  What difference does it make?  It’s all being captured on video!  Killers are being caught on video.  People getting killed are captured on video.  The revolution WILL NOT be televised!  It will get recorded and be available for downloading to be watched over and over again at your convenience.

But…here’s the thing…

When a Black person gets shot and/or killed by police, does anyone see it?  Never mind having “the talk” with your son or daughter when coming in contact with the police.  What Black Americans need to talk about is, do you have a dashboard camera or your own personal body camera ready?  That’s the talk we need to be having.

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The importance of recording the police is deadly serious.  (After all, they’re recording us citizens.)  There are three [3] deadly grounds for Black people when we come into contact with police:

-Order Of Survivability-

  1. You can get shot and/or killed in the street or in the vehicle.  [Eric garner – killed on sidewalk; Alton Sterling – shot in the street; Philando Castile – shot in car.]
  2. You can get shot and/or killed in the police vehicle; ( if you survive the first deadly ground scene.)  [Freddie Gray – killed in police van during “rough ride”.]
  3. You can die in the jail house or jail-holding cell; ( that is if you survive the first & second deadly grounds.)  [Sandra Bland – suspiciously died while in waiting in jail.]

Gone are the days of the 1960’s slogan, “the whole world’s watching”.  The police of the 21st century need to be kept under watch.  The only way we’re going to do that is to keep recording them.  If the police are going to keep “shooting to kill” us, then we need to keep “shooting to record” them just so we can have proof and evidence of what happened.  We can’t always rely on the police to provide evidence when they cover-up or delay proof or disable their tax-payer paid recording equipment.

KEEP RECORDING!  Freedom without security is useless!

Until neXt time…

Note*: The above picture I got off the internet.  I don’t own rights to it.*

I’m not tapping for anybody!

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Hello fellow zobopians!  For those of you who live in the financially broke Windy City of Chicago…listen up!  How many of you have been asked to tap your C.T.A. Ventra bus card to let somebody on the bus or train?  Or maybe you’re the one doing the asking!  The ones who do the asking, most times, seem to want to offer at least a dollar to let them on the transport.  In Chicago the fare is $2.25 (USD).  I’m not spending two dollars to get one dollar.  How stupid do people think I am?  Either these people don’t have the full fare or they don’t want to pay the full fare.  To let let someone else, plus yourself, to get on the bus or train, you going to have to tap your Ventra card twice.  That’s money your spending…for $1 (USD)!  Nope!

So…listen up Chicagoans!  If you don’t have the full transit fare or don’t want to pay up, then you’re not getting anywhere.  At least not on my two dollars and a quarter!

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P.S.  Double tapping the Ventra transit card is considered fraud and your card could get suspended.

Trump of All Evil?

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Hello fellow zobopians!  I had something on my mind this month.  Can you guess what it is?  Yep, it’s Donald Trump!  Having a potential female President doesn’t scare me as much as having a President Trump in the White House.

The author Upton Sinclair once wrote in a story, (see picture below), titled “Root of All Evil” :

“A world conqueror had appeared in modern times.  Alexander [the great], [Julius] Caesar, Attila [the Hun], Genghis Khan, Napoleon -… when nine men out of ten would have said it was impossible.”

[Was Sinclair predicting the rise of Donald Trump?]

“A world conqueror has to be a man of few ideas, … a peculiar combination of exactly the right qualities, both good and bad – iron determination, irresistable energy, and no scruples of any sort, (…)  He has to understand the minds of other men, both foes and friends, and what greeds, fears, hates, jealousies will move them to action.  He must understand the mass minds, the ideals or delusions which sway it; (…)  He must believe in nothing but his own destiny, the glorified image of himself…”

Doesn’t it seem like Upton Sinclair was describing today’s Donald Trump?  Actually this story was originally written in 1942 about Adolf Hitler.  If America doesn’t root out evil, the future will moan and curse us for not acting!

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Fx Krystal as…Deadpan?

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Hello fellow zobopians and F(x) fans!  Many social media trolls tend to say that Krystal, member of the Kpop group F(x), has what is called a “Resting B*tch Face”.  O.K….so, let’s put her in a movie that will do her face justice then!

I bring you the face that will stop crime…:

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This is my first foray into F(x) Fan Fiction!  Thank you.

Until neXt time…

All Aboard The Trump Train

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Oh, boy!  Hello fellow zobopians!  I’m sure you all know by now that Donald Trump is steaming toward the Republican nominee for the GOP.  But as it’s being projected, the Grand ‘Ol Party ain’t too grand about Donald Trump.  The GOP can’t seem to stop the train wreck of Mr. Trump.  Mr. Trump invites racist’s, sexist’s and homophobes to join the party train.  Nope, too late…the proverbial train has left the station.

Have you all seen the, (class war), movie called “Snowpiercer”?  It’s about a post-apocalyptic ice age that forces humanity’s last survivors to get aboard a globe-spanning supertrain. One man (Chris Evans) risk’s everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

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There are currently Republicans who don’t want to vote for Donald Trump but don’t want Hillary Clinton either.  What to do, what to do?  If conservatives thought that Ted Cruz was their only hope, then the GOP is gonna end up like the Death Star, (from Star Wars)…Boom!

In my opinion, I hope America won’t end up like the scenario of ‘Snowpiercer’.  But I think the party train of the USA is pretty much over now…

Until neXt time…

Two Tales Of One World

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Man, do I have a case of writers block.  What do I write about?  What can I rant about this time?  It’s 2016 and it’s yet another presidential election cycle and an alleged fascist is running for President of these ‘segregated’ United States!

…and there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of the police.

…and then, there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of other Black people.

Black people killed by the police get exposed by the light of day while Blacks killed by other Blacks get shrugged under the rug.

SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH!

Hamilton, Racebending, and Racist Nerds

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O.K. I’m sold but what’s a racist nerd?

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Hamilton Album CoverHamilton, the hip-hop musical starring the Founding Fathers and the best thing on planet Earth right now, recently found itself in a spot of controversy when some took umbrage with a casting call that said the show was “seeking non-white men and women” for its lead cast. Some made a stink about the listing, labeling it with made-up phrases like “reverse racism” and other nonsense. Though the wording of the listing was changed to state that the characters (and not the sought after actors) would be non-white, a spokesperson for the show reaffirmed the cast and crew’s philosophy of only casting people of color for its revolutionary leads.

Honestly, what I found most astonishing about the whole incident was that it was the first time I’d seen any amount of negativity surrounding the show’s racebending of the Founding Fathers. For months, Hamilton has been taking over the internet and pop culture at large, and not a single time had I…

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Keep your Pity Money

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It’s always about the money! Mo’ money & nothing to show for it!

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I was scrolling down Facebook and came across this short video of a Ted Talk. I decided to watch it because it was a young black woman speaking, and that pretty much always catches my attention. The first sentence she said got me, I was sucked in.

“Why is it that 5000 units of our currency is only worth one unit of your currency, when we are the ones with the actual gold reserves?” 

I was like, Hell yea! Why is our currency worth so much more?? Africa has all the resources.

And then I was mesmerized by her voice, and her public speaking skills.

She doesn’t raise her voice. She makes sure that she has your full attention so that you can really listen to her, not just hear her. She is self-assured and sassy with her pursed lips and neck snaps. Most importantly, she is unapologetic.

So meet…

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Dear Land Of Lincoln, As if

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Cover your as if, part 2.  Hello again zobopians!  I just gotta cover my as if.  I simply don’t trust the Healthcare Marketplace.  Buyer Beware as the Romans once said.  Am I heading for trouble ahead?

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Until neXt time…for now!

Cover Your As If

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Let’s see how well social media and blogging can play an important role in teaching the Healthcare Marketplace a lesson.  Always cover your as if!

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Until neXt time… Cover your as if part 2.

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