Ram’s Scam

The Ram’s Scam

The Los Angeles Rams have come a long way in the four years since they returned to Los Angeles after a decades long absence. They have risen in the ranks of the NFL from a team of also rans when they arrived, to playing in the Superbowl in 2019. The Rams are a great organization on the field. Not so much in their front office.

The National Football League, (NFL),  has a charity they promote called The NFL Community. It is about NFL teams giving back to their communities. The Rams have a challenge they issue to local school districts. The Rams challenge high school football teams to have a high overall grade point average. They tout that the school that wins the challenge will get a visit from The Los Angeles Rams.

This year a high school team from East Los Angeles won. The school continues to surprise detractors. In 2015 it had the Los Angeles City Champion Baseball team.  This year it had the champion Volleyball team for their league. The school has a lot of amazing things they have done academically as well.

The school’s football team has a coach who has always stressed academics. So when the Rams issued the challenge, both the coach and the football team accepted it. Their overall team grade point average rose to 2.97, pretty close to a “B” average. Not only was it good for this year’s team, it was better than the previous teams by one full point, the highest previous team GPA was 1.97 (a high D average). This was based on the 10 week grades which were given out in October 2018.

Excitement built when one of the team members was chosen to be a Ram’s waterboy for one game. The anticipation of the visit from the     Rams increased. All over the campus, students were wondering. Who would the Rams send? Would it be Quarterback Jerad Goff? Would it be Running Back Todd Gurley? Would it be All Pro Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald or Linebacker Cory Littleton? Could it be Rams NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson? It could be Dickerson, The Rams sent him out to give Superbowl tickets to a Rams Superfan, many of the students saw that on television.

The appointed day came one sunny March day in 2019. The anxious students crowded into the school auditorium for special assembly. The coach of the football team and team captain were honored with a seat on stage right beside the much loved and respected school Principal, a school district official, and two people from the Rams Organization, an Events Coordinator and a Public Relations (P.R.) Coordinator. The Principal gave a speech. The District Official gave a speech. The School Football Team Coach gave a speech.

Then a murmur began in the crowd of students. Who was coming from the team? Would it be a star on the current team roster or a Football Hall of Famer from the past? It wasn’t long until the students figured out that The Rams didn’t send a Star from their current roster. They didn’t send a Hall of Famer. They didn’t even send someone who played on the team. They sent the Events & P.R. Coordinators.

After the “Special” assembly the High School Football Team Members got their reward. They walked onto the stage and got to take a group photo with The Rams (Events and P.R. Coordinators). The cherished memories of that life changing event, would last about as long as it took for them to walk over to student cafeteria and the lunch that they were late for, with the other students who were duped.

The idea of challenging student athletes to do well in school is a noble one. The idea to incentivize it with a visit from members of a locally favorite NFL team is okay. Sending two guys from the front office with a message of stay in school may be doing more harm than good.

While it is true that a good education is a worthy pursuit and that education is a reward in and of itself, most children don’t realize that until after their education is over. Incentivizing scholarly endeavors is one way societies have of providing students with something tangible, a reward now to help them see that society values education and at the same time, values them.

When you choose to reward students it is important that you deliver what is promised. Not delivering on your promise cheapens the success they have achieved and devalues them as people. It’s like promising them an X-box and giving them a cardboard box with an “X” on it. It makes children feel unappreciated and jaded. It makes them less likely to believe that what they are doing is important and less likely to even try to reach a worthy goal.

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Las Vegas 1 year after the Greatest Massacre in U.S. History.

A year has passed since the Route 91 Concert Massacre in Las Vegas. The families of people killed are still traumatized. People injured in the massacre are still trying to recover, both physically and mentally. There is a lawsuit against MGM Resorts from whose Mandalay Bay Resort the mass shooter, perched himself on the 32nd floor and brought in dozens of guns to a suite he rented for the weekend. MGM has countered the lawsuit by throwing up a federal law exempting businesses from lawsuits after terrorist attacks.

Las Vegas itself has made changes to beef up security in general. There are some barricades on the Las Vegas Strip and in public venues. Some hotels have panic buttons allowing hotel personnel to alert security. Many hotels now reserve the right to enter rooms at any time at their discretion.

A new song has been released to mark the occasion. The Loveforce Collective has released a song called Country Strong (not the same song as the movie which launched Blake Shelton’s career). The song talks about Country music fans being survivors of disasters and various other terrible things. There’s a line that says “We are survivors, lots of obstacles we got past, got the scars to prove it but we are built to last.” Another couple of lines in the song say “Survived natural disasters, love’s never after, we right things when they are wrong, Sometimes you may beat us but you’ll never defeat us, we stand together country strong.”

Songwriter Mark Wilkins says that the lyric “Love’s Never After” in the song refer to the Route 91 Massacre and were inspired by a woman whose fiancé was killed in the massacre. “Hearing about that woman on the radio, touched my heart and reminded me of what a tragedy one life lost is for all of the people that that life touched and the Route 91 Massacre had 58 lives lost.” Said Wilkins “The song is also an attempt to heal our divided nation by looking at what unifies us instead of what divides us.” He continued.

One year later, the pain of this tragedy has been numbed just slightly by time. While some are still recovering from their wounds, others are still trying to figure out why it happened. Still others, like the Loveforce Collective are trying to glean inspiration through the power of survivorship and looking at what unites us as Americans  instead of what divides us. In this way, the song transcends this grim anniversary and I for one, hope it helps unify this nation, even if it’s just for a little bit.

You can hear the song and view the lyrics by following the link below:

Link to The Country Strong Song

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Blaming God

“Some people wonder why God allows hunger, war and poverty in our world. Perhaps God wonders why we allow it. —The Prophet of Life From the Kindle e-book The Best Quotes about God by The Prophet of Life.

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     Many of the catastrophes and disasters humanity faces on this planet are man-made. Hunger is caused by economic systems that distribute food through payment leaving the poor and the remote out of the equation. Global economic systems also cause poverty. Education is often the key to upward economic mobility but in many places around the globe the poor don’t have equal access to a quality education and in some places they don’t have access to any education. War is caused by people. Nations go to war out of disrespect or greed. War’s devastating effects last generations after the last bullet is fired. Global warming has been caused by human pollution and even if humanity curtails pollution completely in the next year (and that is highly unlikely) the devastating effects of global warming will be with us for the next 50-200 years. So, my friends don’t complain about why God allows these things to exist, complain about why we, as human beings allow them. Then do something about it. Write a letter; help someone less fortunate, volunteer to teach someone to read. It is only by helping to solve the problem that it will actually be solved. Then write to me at edgeucationnewmedia@yahoo.com and let me know what you did so I can add it to the Change Agents For Humanity section of my website ( www.prophetoflife.com) .

—The Prophet of Life

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Summer Solstice Message To The World

“Lies run and tremble in the shadows when the light of truth enters a room.” —The Prophet of Life summer Solstice Message To The World  June 21, 2018

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How the new 2018 EU Copyright law will affect this blog site

The 2018 EU copyright law, particularly articles 11 & 13 will not affect this website. Here is why.

Article 11 charges a tax for links to or use of content from news organizations. This will not affect us because we don’t provide links to news organizations nor do we use their content in any way.

Article 13 which requires all websites and content hosts to monitor and police their sites for copyright violations will not affect us either. We are the creators and copyright owners of all content on our site which consists only of our original content.

Because we are the sole creators of all original content on our website and are also the sole owners and controllers of all copyrights involved with all of our content the EU Copyright law of 2018 will not affect us at all. You can continue to enjoy our content, across the globe, including in EU member states,  knowing that it is original and wholly owned and controlled by us, so you never have to worry about articles, quotes, songs, stories and other content being removed by outside entities.

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What is a Hero?

By The Prophet of Life

What is a hero to you? Is it character in a movie, or comic book or graphic novel? Is it someone who has fame? Is it a TV, movie star, pop  idol, Twiiter star, gamer or you tuber?  Is it someone who is incredibly wealthy? Is it a great politician? All of the aforementioned are typical heroes in most societies  but are they truly heroic?

A hero is someone who does something heroic. Is getting a 20 million dollar advance on a project heroic? Is making videos about the cool car you got as a result of You Tube royalties or that prank others heroic? Is having a hit record heroic? Is tweeting sarcastic things about others heroic? Is having all of the money in the world but very little left of your humanity heroic? Having fame, fortune, fans and followers may be admirable but it isn’ t heroic .

A real hero saves lives. A real hero puts their life on the line in order to protect others. A real hero selflessly does things for others. I would like for you to think of the kind of people who do these types of things as heroes. People like firemen, policemen and soldiers who put their lives on the line daily to insure that others survive. People who heal our sick, teach our children and help our elderly to live with dignity. People like legal aid lawyers who advocate for the poor against corporations and corrupt government officials. People like parents, who are there for you everyday. Who get up and go to work at a job they don’t like just to keep their families fed, clothed and sheltered. Parents who show up for their kids time and time again even if they are divorced and no longer have custody.

Heroes are often thought of a ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They run into a burning building to rescue a child. They wrestle a gun out of a shooter’s hands. They give their lives on the battlefields so that the rest of us may continue to enjoy our freedom. Heroes are people who act even when others don’t. Those aren’t the only kinds of heroes. There’s another kind of hero. These heroes are the people who do the right thing consistently. A hero can be made in the blink of an eye but they can also be made from a lifetime of consistent sacrifice. These heroes are not often given any accolades whatsoever. They work in the background tirelessly and thanklessly. It is time they too are given their due. Take time out of your day today, to thank one of the heroes in your life. It may be the only acknowledgement they have been given this year.

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The Austin Texas Serial Bomber Confession from Beyond The Grave.. Update

By The Prophet of Life

Round Rock Texas

Imagine getting a package delivered to your house. You didn’t order anything. Perhaps your spouse ordered something to surprise you with. You bring it into your home. You bring iot into the kitchen. You get a scissors and begin cutting it open. Suddenly, it exploded. You sit there dazed and bleeding, wondering what happened.

The Austin Serial bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt, began his reign of terror on March 2nd when an African American male was killed by a package that was delivered to his doorstep. Two more bombs exploded on March 12th one killing an African American teenager and the other causing life threatening injuries to a 75 year old Hispanic woman. A fourth bomb broke the silence of an Austin day injury two white men on March 18th. That bomb had a tripwire which made it more sophisticated and dangerous than the other three. A fifth bomb exploded in a Fed Ex facility in Texas, injuring one employee.

It was the Fed Ex bomb that was the serial bomber’s undoing. Surveillance video showed the 24 year old white man dropping off the package. Witnesses saw him too and were interviewed by law enforcement. It wasn’t long before law enforcement officials trailed the suspect to a motel outside of Austin Texas. The police officers who found him didn’t want to approach him right away due to the extreme danger of dealing with someone who may have multiple bombs with him. They called for backup and awaited armored vehicles. During this wait, a SWAT team arrived.

Then the suspect ran out of his room, jumped into his car and took off. Police and SWAT officers gave chase. After a short while, the suspect pulled his car over in an area behind the motel. SWAT officers drew their weapons and slowly approached the car. The man in=side appeared agitated and was fumbling with something. As one SWAT officer approached the vehicle and got close to the window he was rocked back by an explosion, The force of the blast caused him to not only fall backwards but to discharge his weapon as well, The suspect was killed instantly suffering multiple injuries from the act of blowing himself up.

Law enforcement officials were worried there may be some more package or trip wire bombs out there or the man may have accomplishes who can send package bombs on his behalf.  Conditt was getting bolder and sophisticated with each bombing. He had targeted people of color in his first three bombings. Police and FBI officials searched the man’s belongings and residence for a manifesto. They only found a 12 minute video confession to committing the crimes His death leaves his reasons for the bombings a mystery without any communicated reasons as to why he did the bombings or how and why he chose his victims.

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