Jun 222015
 

h/t NY Post

In theaters June 26th

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Jun 192015
 

Use Hashtags #StoptheHate #ShowtheLove

Thanks to the BBC..

The teenage children of one of the victims of the shooting at a church in Charleston, say they’ve forgiven their mother’s killer.

Speaking for the first time since the attacks, they told the BBC they wanted to focus on moving on in a positive way.

Their mother, Sharonda Singleton, 45, was one of nine people shot dead.

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What a true legacy to their mother.

See: Sharonda Coleman-Singleton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Mar 032015
 

Former Navy SEAL Pete Scobell… Wynonna Judd performed with him

My Story – Lt. Pete Scobell, Former US Navy SEAL:

Traumatic Brain Injury patient Lt. Pete Scobell, a former US Navy SEAL, tells his story of recovery and his experience with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

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Feb 172015
 

Meet Jordan Matson, an American veteran and Christian who is fighting with the Kurds to defeat ISIS.

Matson has been fighting ISIS since September. His vest is inscribed with the words, “Christ is Lord.”

Matson spoke to Sean Hannity today from an undisclosed location in Syria. He explained that the tipping point for him was when Mosul fell to ISIS, and Christians were forced to flee or be killed.

~ source

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Feb 062015
 

We can now officially celebrate the sheer kindness in the aisle of a Raleigh, North Carolina, Target store, which has gone viral with more than 55,000 likes on Facebook alone.

“I didn’t expect the kindness of strangers,” Audrey Mark, who took the photo, told ABC News. “You don’t expect humanity on aisle 11 of a big-box store.”

The quiet 15-year-old in the black suit was looking for a clip-on tie for his first job interview, but Target only sells regular ties. That’s when Dennis Roberts, Cyndi Moore and Cathy Scott came to his rescue.

And now, after two interviews with the Chick-fil-A restaurant at a mall near his home, ABC News knew something that Moore didn’t. He was going to get that first job.

“I think we are ready to offer you a job at the mall,” Chick-fil-A’s manager, David Langston, told a surprised Moore in the food court.

Out came the cameras and a few special guests from the Target store who were hiding, patiently waiting for him to get the good news.

“You look beautiful,” they told Moore, giving him big hugs.

When asked when he’ll actually start the new job, Langston replied:

“As soon as he is ready!” “I can start tomorrow,” Moore said, smiling ear to ear.

~ source

So we in the South prove once again what racists we are (snarky)…

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Do you remember going for your first ever job interview?

A Wake County teenager ran into a roadblock before he even got to his, and what happened next was caught on camera. Now, it’s going viral.

It all started with a picture at the Target store near Triangle Town Center.

Audrey Mark is a loyal target shopper, but Wednesday she noticed something different.

“I see this young teen being hovered over by this Target employee,” said Audrey. “So, as a mom of three teens, I go to ‘What did he do?'”

However, she noticed the employee fixing the teen’s tie, and because it seemed unusual, she snapped a picture.

“I hear him peppering him with all this advice on interview skills and handshakes,” said Audrey.

Target employee Cathy Scott said it all started when she saw a teenage customer looking for something.

“I asked him if he needed help and he told me he needed clip on ties,” said Cathy. “We didn’t have any.”

ABC affiliate in Raleigh:

Please read entire story

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Feb 062015
 

False rumours spread online yesterday that King Abdullah II is preparing to personally take part in airstrikes against ISIS. The Royal Hashemite Court’s official Facebook page later shared this image of the King wearing a pilot’s uniform, which some mistakenly took to mean he had carried out an air raid

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Feb 032015
 

Funny, intelligent speech…

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Jan 062015
 

She knocked on Larry Wilkins’ door.

“She said, ‘My mom and dad are dead. We had a plane crash. The plane was upside down.'”

They are doing everything they can to make the 7-year-old feel safe and loved — a simple but critical act that mental health experts say can help the child begin grappling with being the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents, sister and cousin.

Family members will raise Sailor, and money from a family-sanctioned online fund will help, said Gutzler family spokesman Kent Plotner, an attorney who personally knows the family. But out of concern for the girl’s healing, Plotner said there will be no more details released about her. “Our total focus is protecting her,” he said.

7-year-old crash survivor ‘amazingly composed’

Larry Wilkins describes what happened when 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler appeared at his door, shivering and bleeding, and told him she’d been in a plane crash

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Jul 232014
 

Uniformed men are carrying the coffins to hearses as loved ones watch on the tarmac:

As the The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines’ flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours, those of us watching CNN, see JUST what hateful terrorism does. The unspeakable evil of those without conscience. The moving tribute on CNN shows us how good humanity can be. THAT is what we need to hold close. ~ JP

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(CNN) — A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell “Last Post” marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

In a ceremony rich with martial symbolism — from saluting soldiers to the haunting tune used to send war dead to their rest — 40 bodies borne in simple wooden caskets were solemnly unloaded from two military planes. Soldiers then walked them to waiting hearses and lowered them inside before rendering a final salute.

The only sounds: the hushed orders of soldiers and a whipping wind.

A long line of hearses, accompanied by police, carried the remains slowly through Hilversum, Netherlands, on their way to a Dutch military base where forensic investigators will begin the grim work of identifying them. Dutch residents lined parts of the route to pay respects to the dead.

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See Moving Tribute Images: Tears for the MH17 crash victims

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May 022014
 

Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom.

“I respect my elders greatly,” Austin Dennison old me. “They have a great influence on my life. To be able to sit down and talk to them and learn from them and their experiences is a great thing.”

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Times were tough. Money was scarce — just enough for the necessities.

But if she had gone to the prom, Delores might have imagined wearing a lovely dress and promenading through a sea of balloons and dancing with a handsome young man on a crisp April evening. She might have imagined the band playing the Frank Sinatra song, “How I love the kisses of Delores.”

But the days of promenades have long passed for Delores, now 89-years-old. Youth and vigor have given way to heart trouble and a stroke. And the handsome young man who became the love of her life – the man who used to sing to her that Frank Sinatra song, passed away many years ago.

A few months back, Delores received a telephone call from her great-grandson. Austin is 19-years-old, a senior at Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. And he had a very important question for his “Granny DD.”

“I asked her if she would be my prom date,” Austin told me. “How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?”

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