Social Media Addiction is Real, Folks.

 Seriously people. Get over yourselves, all of you. I don’t care what side you are on because both major candidates are horrible human-beings. Your FB outrage will not change the election, but it does change my opinion of many people who I thought were functional adults. 

  Stop letting social media run your lives, take a deep breath of fresh air, physically go out and see your friends in REAL LIFE and live your darn lives already. Life is short and time is precious, so stop wasting it living out a literal representation of the 20th season of Southpark. I am only 26 years old; I should not have to be the voice of reason. 

Shared from NPR: 

“But the vast majority of emails — some of them nearing 1,000 words in length — read like testimonials to a therapist: I’m having a hard time focusing. I have questioned my friendships. I can’t stop scrolling. I’m exhausted. One email to NPR ended with: ‘It was good to get that off my chest.’ People are turning off TVs (one even canceled her cable — mass media are not off the hook, either), deleting social apps from their phones, rationing time spent on Facebook and Twitter, and shrinking their digital friend lists.”

Read more at: NPR.org.

Watch more of your life play out in Southpark clips on Instagram, or in full episodes on their website.

P.S. Newly allotted free time in my life= dusting off my little blog that no one reads. Ye be warned.

~Mj❤

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UC Officer Allegedly ‘Purposefully Killed’ Samuel DuBose

WARNING: Graphic Content-Proceed with caution, as it is NOT suitable for younger viewers.

  This is the body cam footage of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing during the car-stop turned police-involved-shooting of Mr. Samuel DuBose.  This one is hard to watch.
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Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

“Nora Zamichow says if she and her husband, Mark Saylor, had known how doctors die, they might have made different treatment decisions for him toward the end of his life.” ~Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Morning to you all!  It has been a while since I’ve posted anything (just as I foretold,) but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this article with you.

Have you ever had one of those moments in life when a photo, an article, a sound or a taste somehow resonates with you on a deeper or spiritual level, so much so that you end up unearthing a well full of gut-wrenching emotions that you thought you no longer had the capacity to feel?  That is basically where I am right now.  I am at the bottom of my well. Continue reading

An Uber Driver With A Concealed Handgun Prevented A Mass Shooting In Chicago

According to Adam Bates of the CATO Institute, a driver with the ride-hailing service Uber put a stop to a potential mass shooting in Chicago over the weekend.  Here’s the Chicago Tribune, citing Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn:

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when [the assailant] Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.  Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.  No other injuries were reported.

The driver will not be charged: The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-driver-with-concealed-handgun-prevents-mass-shooting-in-chicago-2015-4#ixzz3dzMndDud

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: The only thing that stops a BAD-guy with a gun, is a GOOD-guy with a gun.

Mj ❤

The Dangers of De-Policing — Will Cops Just Stand Down?

Photo Courtesy of:   EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Photo Courtesy of: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hey all, I just wanted to share another post that really resonated with me and the times that we find ourselves in.  Please continue to pray for our men and women in blue as they put their lives on the line daily for our city and cities across the world. Continue reading

I’m in love with a L.E.O.

  If I had a dollar for every time I said I would stop reading the news, I probably wouldn’t be writing on this blog.  But here I am- a young, Black, socially-awkward female, who happens to be madly in love with a young, mostly-Caucasian, successful male inner city police officer.  To me, this is not a problem, and to many of the people around us, the feeling is the same.  However, it is interesting to see where the chips really fall with certain people in your life and in the community around you, when the world around you becomes polarized, as it is today.  You cannot walk five feet in this country these days without hearing about the latest police-related shooting and the protests or riots that follow.  Our country is going through a bit of a revolution, of sorts, and it is anyone’s guess as to how it all ends.  With that being said, I am a big girl, and I have found myself on opposite ends from people that I have known and loved before.  It should not be a huge surprise when someone or some people who I have never had issues with before, suddenly give me the cold shoulder.  Yet, I am. Continue reading