Opinion: Brittney Griner Should Not Be in A Russian Jail

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Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner just got sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for having a couple of vape cartridges of cannabis oil… and fined 1 million rubles to boot. 😐 These are my thoughts concerning that.

Thought 1.

There is too much going on in the world for Russia (of all people) trying to hold someone for possibly having a couple of cartridges of cannabis.  If they paid as much attention to their athletes with steroids, they would be doing something productive with their time.

Thought 2.

America is weak.  Send a message directly to the Russian people and say, “Okay, bet… when you guys come to America, you can look forward to a nice search of your shit too.”  Granted that might make most of them happy because they actually want to stay here, make it clear that they can thank Putin for the complimentary thoroughness. You would think they’d want to improve their relations, but I guess they’ve got something to prove.

Thought 3. [From Left Field]

It seems black folk and people of color get the worst deals no matter where we are.  There are several Billion more people of color (and their allies) that stack up against the bad actors of the world and we need to start demanding better.

I’m not impressed with American leadership, nor am I impressed with other leaders around the world. We could be doing so much better.  So what I’m suggesting is… somehow; some way we need to have a “joining of the people”—the common citizenry that corrects the bumbling of nation leaders when they occur.  It only takes the effort of brave and moral people to make the difference.  Live by the motto of treating others fairly, as you would want to be treated and keep it moving.  The world is a shitty place right now. Only because good people have not stepped up to make a difference.  It’s time for that change to come.

✊🏾 Bring Brittney home.


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“Don’t Take It Personal”… Really?

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Have you ever had someone tell you “Don’t take it personal”?  My response is, How can I not?

You are personally talking to me.  I am the one standing in front of you. I am the one you are addressing.  So, if we are being real, I think it’s a cop out to say “Don’t take it personal”.  Because, they probably don’t want to address what is coming as reciprocation.

I’ve heard the term used especially in business.  As if, them, adding that little jewel of a phrase, is going to emotionally detach you.  No, sir… It was me personally putting in the time, thought and effort into doing whatever it was that needed to be done, so I am personally invested.

As a matter of fact, it is my belief that everything we do is “personal” … that’s why when someone offends you, or says or does something that you don’t agree with, you want them to take “Personal Responsibility“. 

So, please– speak your truth, but don’t try to patronize or belittle the situation by dismissing the personal.  You said what you said, or did what you did… So now, just be prepared for the follow up. 

Peace and blessings.

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My thoughtful, perfect solution for ‘Heritage Statues’

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My thoughtful, perfect solution for ‘Heritage Statues’

…ok…so I’m not gon’ argue with people about fake history or statues. We all know the south lost; as evidenced by “These United States of America”…

So, I say to their statues, we add a few other statues too. You know, like the nativity scenes of baby Jesus at Christmas–with the wise men, those lil’ sheep and cows, and Joseph and Mary hangin’ around him.

Only these scenes will be different.  These scenes will be their southern heroes surrounded by Union and black Soldiers coming to whoop that arse… “Thew the fog!” (like they said in the movie Glory)…lol

If they want to remember history, then it should and needs to be remembered correctly–not as fantasy or some half-told truth.   I believe this is the correct way to fight against those who try to create false narratives and divide us.  We should stop wasting time, energy and money playing into their game.  Change the rules. Return it to your favor.  Enough is enough.  It’s not a black/white thing.  Neither is it a southern thing.  It’s ignorance.  And ignorance is not bliss.  It’s ignorance.

I know and have met people of many cultures and I generally consider them all as friends.  If I do have a bad experience with someone, I try hard not to attribute it to the entire group.  It’s just that person, or that dude I got a problem with.  It’s time to move on past the noise and start solving real problems… replacing bum-ass congress people as we go; regardless of their party.  If we could do that, change would truly happen.  Agreed?

Ok… that’s my soapbox speech for tonight…now, y’all go to a brother’s website and see some of the other stuff I do 😉  http://www.DanielSpeller.info .  Thanks!

Opinion Essay: Make Them Blink

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(Opinion: DHSpeller)

It is interesting to see what is going on across the nation.  While businesses are making billions in profits, some are still whining about paying taxes.  Furthermore, they seem to have some elected officials on their side as they move to push even more of the burden on workers across America.  Yes, even after Wall Street and banks were bailed out, and they are making all the profits, they still want more.

To put it plainly, business really seems to be trying to push back the labor advances made over the past 100 years.  Read More

Don’t be scared: Fear Not

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Have you ever wanted to try something new, like go on a trip, start a new business or even ask for a raise (instead of just settling for the incremental increase); or maybe face a difficult problem head on? If so, go for it! Fear not!

There is a 50/50% chance you’ll get what you ask for if you do. Read More