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"It wasn’t violent," explained teammate Evan Westlake when asked why he didn’t stop the two defendants as they abused a non-moving girl that Westlake knew to be highly intoxicated. "I always pictured it as forcing yourself on someone."

That was part of the arrogance.

Arrogance from the defendants. Arrogance from the friends. Arrogance within the culture.

Arrogance based on the fact that this night, witnesses testified over and over, wasn’t strikingly different than any other night in the life of a Big Red football player.
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…..item 1)…. Steubenville High School football players found guilty of raping 16-year-old girl …

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Ma’lik Richmond, center, reacts as the verdict for his and Trent Mays’ rape trial is delivered. (Reuters)

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12 hours ago – current time is 1:32AM March 18, 2013 …

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Inside a small Steubenville, Ohio, courtroom filled with sobbing and exhausting emotion, Judge Thomas Lipps found Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old girl. Lipps sentenced both defendants to a minimum of one year in a youth correctional institute with the determination for a longer sentence coming from child-service experts.

Mays received an additional year for transmission of nude photos, to be served after his rape sentence is completed. Mays and Richmond also will have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.

"It provides a great incentive to do well," said Lipps, who could have ordered Mays and Richmond to remain behind bars until they turned 21.

Mays, 17, and Richmond, 16, both wept, at times uncontrollably, as the verdict was announced. Mays buried his head in a handkerchief as defense attorneys rubbed his back. He later hugged his parents goodbye.

Richmond was able to stand and approach the victim’s family and deliver a tearful apology before breaking down into the arms of court manager Fred Adballa Jr.

"I’m sorry," Richmond said through gasps and cries, "for putting you guys through this. I’m sorry."

[Related: Steubenville rape trial divides Ohio town]

Later, Richmond’s biological father, Nathaniel, also addressed the court and the victim’s family, placing some of the blame for his son’s actions on his own life troubles and being an absentee father.

"Everyone knows I wasn’t there for my son," Nathaniel Richmond said. "I feel responsible for his actions. I feel highly responsible for his actions."

The five-day trial of Mays and Richmond for the August 2012 rape of the West Virginia girl, who had come across the Ohio River for a night of partying, engulfed this old mill town in the eastern part of the state.

Both boys are members of the high-profile and historically successful Big Red football team at Steubenville High School, which serves as a point of pride for the city dealing with economic hardship after the collapse of the steel industry.
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Trent Mays, left, gets a hug from his father after Trent was found guilty of rape. (AP)

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Put in the spotlight was the local football team, which, critics said, allowed players to brazenly operate seemingly above the law for years. Social-media accounts, self-made videos, photos and classless text messages exposed an entire world that seemed like a Hollywood script of a high school team out of control.

It also exposed a teenage culture of weak ethics, rampant alcohol abuse and poor family structures that wound up dooming Mays and Richmond, both of whom had promising futures and no criminal past.
After the verdict, Nathaniel Richmond approached the defense table and held his son for a prolonged period. According to defense attorney Walter Madison – who was overcome with tears for what he said was the first time in his legal career – the elder Richmond told his son he loved him.

"I knew he realized he loved him, but he never told him [before]," Madison said. "So it took this."
It took this for a lot of things to come to light.

Rape, experts say, is a crime of power and control more than sex. Underlying all of that is arrogance, and in Steubenville it was taken to the extreme.

Throughout this trial, the two defendants and a parade of friends who wound up mostly testifying against the defendants, expressed little understanding of rape – let alone common decency or respect for women. Despite the conviction, the defendants likely don’t view themselves as rapists, at least not the classic sense of a man hiding in the shadows.

[Related: Opening day of Steubenville rape trial focuses on key photo of girl]

"It wasn’t violent," explained teammate Evan Westlake when asked why he didn’t stop the two defendants as they abused a non-moving girl that Westlake knew to be highly intoxicated. "I always pictured it as forcing yourself on someone."

That was part of the arrogance.

Arrogance from the defendants. Arrogance from the friends. Arrogance within the culture.

Arrogance based on the fact that this night, witnesses testified over and over, wasn’t strikingly different than any other night in the life of a Big Red football player.

The boys drank. They drove around. They went to each other’s houses until 2, 3, 4 in the morning. They exploited permissive parents who let the party continue. They, according to so many locals, knew there were bars that would serve them, liquor stores that would supply them and adults who would look the other way. They were football players being football players.

They slept wherever and whenever they crashed, preferably with some girl. Any girl.

They were allowed the freedoms of young adults, yet lacked the maturity to handle that freedom.

"The entitlement we heard during testimony, it didn’t seem like any empathy or support for the victim," said Katie Hanna, statewide director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. "To see these things happen and to say, ‘I don’t recall; I didn’t think it was a bad thing; I just thought this was OK.’ It suggests that this was commonplace behavior."

[Related: Focus of Steubenville trial shifts to teens' text messages]
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Two protesters hug after hearing the verdict in the trial of Mays and Richmond. (Reuters)

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It’s not that these kids were pure evil. Far from it. Most were headed to college or the military. They appeared presentable. Richmond, who came from a troubled family background, had seemingly turned the corner. As a sophomore about to be a starter on the varsity, his future was bright.

"Everything he was working to get away from, he was headed in [the right] direction," said Madison, his attorney.

In some actions, this was obvious. In others, it clearly was not. It was that way for everyone, charged or not.

At one point of the night of the incident, Westlake, who was sober, determined that his friend Mark Cole was too drunk to make a 10-minute drive home. At first, Cole refused to turn over his keys, claiming he could operate his Volkswagen Jetta just fine. Westlake was undeterred, though, eventually "tricking" Cole by waiting for him to relax and then forcibly seizing the keys.

Yet maybe a half-hour later, Westlake walked in on the girl, sprawled out naked in the middle of a basement floor. To her side was Mays, exposed and slapping his penis on the girl’s hip. Behind her was Richmond, who, Westlake said, was violating her with two fingers.

Westlake said goodbye to the guys and kept walking. A good friend with his eye on the safety of others just minutes before was suddenly unaware or unsure of what to do – or simply uncaring enough to do anything at all.

"Something has gotten in there that said, ‘OK, we need to prevent drinking and driving,’ " Hanna said. "We need to take it to that level with preventing sexual assault."

Earlier in the night, the girl sat in the middle of the street in front of one of the player’s homes, leaning over slightly and puking. She was a mess, in need of significant help. One of the boys – no one recalls who exactly – took her shirt off so she wouldn’t stain it, but then left her sitting there in just shorts and a bra.
Soon, a group of the teenagers were laughing at the girl and her sorry state. One kid, Patrick Pizzoferrato, pulled out and said he’d give it to anyone who urinated on her.

"I made it as a joke," Pizzoferrato testified. "… I don’t think anyone thought I was serious when I said that."
It stands to reason that Pizzoferrato was being truthful. No one took him up on it. After a night of partying, surrounded by friends, never assuming that whatever he said would wind up in the center of a closely followed criminal proceeding, Pizzoferrato was making a crude and immature joke. He’s a high school kid. They aren’t known for tact.

Yet along with the joke came nothing else. No one thought to get the girl real help, to call her friends, to take her home, to assure she was safe and watched. She was just another drunk chick to be mocked, scooped up and used.

[Related: Did conviction in Steubenville trial come at a cost?]

Within minutes, Mays was fondling her in the backseat of a crowded car while his buddy Cole filmed the act on his cell phone.

Arrogance? Arrogance is looking at a girl in desperate need of help, looking at a friend who was committing an obvious felony and deciding what the moment called for was an impromptu porn shoot.

It also was this colossal arrogance that doomed the defendants and everyone involved. The hubris of their high school good life causing a downfall that will be felt – even by those who escaped prosecution – for a lifetime.
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Mays, 17, was also found guilty of transmission of nude photos of the 16-year-old girl. (AP)

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The girl testified she woke up with no recollection of what happened. It wasn’t until she began hearing the chatter on social media and eventually saw a picture of herself just after the incident that she believed she’d been attacked.

Had nothing been said, shot or sent, this would’ve been just another night, like sadly so many anywhere in America with a confused girl wondering what really happened.

Instead, this group of teens, so full of an overabundance of self worth, filmed and documented the crime, perhaps never assuming anyone would see it for what it was.

They basically told the victim about it. Their friends essentially took real-time crime-scene photos for the cops. Of course, this was only possible because Mays and Richmond were more than comfortable committing the crime right in front of witnesses in the first place.

Mays, in particular, essentially confessed to the crime via hundreds of text messages over the next few days – ranging from profound bravado in the immediate aftermath, to matter-of-fact statements the next day, to a panicked attempted cover-up and witness control as reality began to set in.

Mays all but wrote out the prosecution’s closing arguments.

Yes, this was extreme arrogance. The arrogance to not just joke and brag like the teenage boys they were, but to commit those jokes to text messages, to snap a photo of the girl being carried out like she was a casualty coming off a battle field. Even guys who weren’t there sat around a basement laughing about how "the dead girl" was "so raped."

[Related: Victim testifies during fourth day of Steubenville rape trial]

The arrogance to assume everyone else would think like them, to take outlandish jokes told in private and put them on YouTube for everyone to see. It’s one thing to say something stupid. It’s another to promote it to the world.

Only, they later found out – harshly – that the rest of the world didn’t find it such a laughing matter.

Steubenville has a long and colorful history of organized crime, an Appalachian river town full of gambling, booze and bootlegging, of corrupt politicians and crooked union bosses thriving through the decades.

The Big Red players were disorganized crime. No secrets. No code words. No shame. They neither grasped the depth of the crime nor the unrelenting pressure of true authority – not their compliant parents or ball coach, but a legal system that didn’t care a whit about Steubenville High football.
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Steubenville’s football program has long been a source of pride in the community. (Reuters)

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For all the rumors and speculation around town of cover-ups and favoritism being played, the authorities did their job. There is zero indication the Steubenville police did anything but aggressively and swiftly investigate the charges.

When understandable conflicts of interest – only 18,000 people live in the city and everyone knows everyone – arose in the local prosecutors office, the case was handed over to the state’s attorney general out of Columbus. A judge was brought in from across the state, near Cincinnati. And it was Judge Lipps, not anyone around Steubenville, who granted immunity to the witnesses.

Meanwhile, attorney general Mike DeWine called on Sunday for a grand jury to continue an investigation into the case.

"This community desperately needs to have this behind them," DeWine said. "But this community also desperately needs to know justice was done and that no stone was left unturned."

It’s still hard to say if Mays and Richmond ever grasped the trouble they were in until Sunday.

Mays knew enough to grow concerned. The girl was never sure whether to press charges, but once her parents found out, there would be no doubt. They culled social media for clues and walked into the Steubenville Police Department with a flash drive of evidence.

Just prior to that, Mays became panicked and texted the girl.

"I’m about to get kicked off my football team," Mays wrote.

"The more you bring up football, the more pissed I get," the girl wrote back. "Because that’s like all you care about."

Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were soon arrested after that text exchange. Legendary coach Reno Saccoccia couldn’t help them now. The power of Big Red, their families’ good names, their otherwise clean pasts and strong futures, meant nothing.

A culture of arrogance created a group mindset of debauchery and disrespect, of misplaced manhood and lost morality.

Drunk on their own small-town greatness, they operated unaware of common decency until they went too far, wrote too much, bragged too many times and, finally, on a cold Sunday morning, were hauled out of a small third-floor courtroom as a couple of common criminals.

Their ride to the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility was waiting for them out back, two floors down, out in the real world.

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…..item 2)…. Steubenville rape case: Trent Mays & Ma’Lik Richmond guilty in rape of 16-year-old, Ohio judge rules …

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The 17-year-old Mays and 16-year-old Richmond were charged with digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house. They could be held in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.

BY CHRISTIAN RED AND TERI THOMPSON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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Defense attorney Walter Madison comforts Ma’lik Richmond after judge rules that the 16-year-old and Trent Mays, 17, were guilty in the rape of a 16-year-old girl

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PUBLISHED: SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013, 10:35 AM
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013, 5:29 PM

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Minutes after Special Judge Thomas Lipps pronounced two teenage Steubenville, Ohio football players guilty of raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl during a series of alcohol-fueled parties last summer, the boys embraced each other tightly, breaking into sobs as it became clear that the next phase of their lives would include incarceration and the possibility of being categorized as registered sex offenders for the rest of their lives.

Lipps announced his ruling in juvenile court in Steubenville Sunday by saying that both 17-year-old Steubenville High School quarterback Trent Mays and 16-year-old wide receiver Ma’Lik Richmond, both stars on the football team, “are hereby adjudicated delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt on all three counts as charged.” The verdict is the equivalent of a guilty verdict in adult court, said Lipps.

Mays and Richmond were at the center of a case that attracted national attention for the way social media spurred the prosecution and sparked outrage over the episode, including lurid images of the victim posted on the Internet.

After the judge announced the verdict, Richmond turned to his lawyer, Walter Madison, and said, "My life is over."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also announced Sunday that he will ask the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court to convene a grand jury, to determine if “any other individuals committed any crimes.”

“A grand jury is an investigative tool that is uniquely suited to ensure fairness and to complete this investigation. And this community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth,” said DeWine in a statement. "Rape is not a recreational activity. We, as a society, have an obligation do more to educate our young people about rape. They need to know it is a horrible crime of violence. And it is simply not ok.”

Lipps heard the juvenile case – which included four days of graphic testimony and which underscored the impact of social media sites like Twitter in criminal legal cases – without a jury and issued his verdict as many in the old Ohio factory town near the West Virginia border were heading to church.

“I came in early this morning and I closely examined all the evidence and I re-read all the text messages that were admitted in this case. Many of the things that we learned during this trial, that our children were saying and doing, were profane, were ugly, with alcohol consumption shown as a particular danger to our teenage youth,” said Lipps.

The judge then listened to pleas for leniency for the defendants before sentencing Mays, who was also found guilty of disseminating a nude photo of a minor, to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility. Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year. Lipps said that the Ohio Department of Youth services will rule on whether Mays and Richmond will be detained longer, adding it will depend on their behavior and their progress in rehabilitation. Both could remain incarcerated until they are 21.
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Ma’lik Richmond in tears after verdict.

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Mays and Richmond will be credited for the time they had served before the trial. Their status as registered sex offenders will be determined by the court after their sentences are served, the judge said.

RELATED: GIRL TELLS OF ACCUSER’S BEHAVIOR IN OHIO RAPE CASE

The two boys gave statements to the court following the verdict. “I would truly like to apologize to (the victim), her family, my family and the community,” said Mays,who addressed the victim by name. “No pictures (of the victim) should have been sent around, let alone be taken.”

Richmond, meanwhile, rose from his seat and walked across the courtroom to address the victim and her family members, who were present in the courtroom. “I would like to apologize. I had no intention to do anything like that. I’m sorry to put you guys through this,” Richmond said before sobbing uncontrollably. He was unable to finish his final remarks and had to be assisted back to his seat.

The fathers of both boys also addressed the court, with Richmond’s father, Nathaniel, saying, “I apologize to the world, not only my community, for the bad light that has been shined upon Steubenville and everybody else. I feel responsible for (Ma’Lik’s) actions. I’m gonna bear his pain with him. I’m sure Trent and Ma’Lik will learn a valuable lesson from this and become productive citizens in this world one day.”

The victim’s mother also gave a statement following the verdict.

“It did not matter what school you went to, what city you lived in, or what sport you’ve played," the victim’s mother said. "Human compassion is not taught by a teacher, a coach or a parent. It is a God-given gift instilled in all of us. You displayed not only a lack of this compassion but a lack of any moral code."

During the past week, prosecutors laid out their case, arguing that both Mays and Richmond used their hands to penetrate the 16-year-old girl. Mays was hit with the child pornography charge because he took photos of the victim that were later posted on social media.

Defense attorneys for the two male teens claimed that the sexual contact was consensual.
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Trent Mays (l.) was also in tears after the verdict.

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The case roiled the nation because of the horrific nature of the allegations – there was testimony that the victim had been urinated upon and one video that went viral featured an intoxicated male, Steubenville native Michael Nodianos, referring to the victim as "the dead girl" and saying that "she is so raped" – and for the manner in which the alleged crimes unfolded via Twitter and on YouTube.

It also shined a spotlight on a tiny Midwest steel town caught in an economic decline, where the “Big Red” football program is revered by locals. Steubenville officials have rejected accusations that police and prosecutors have attempted to protect the football program. Officials created a website to counter what they call a disinformation campaign waged against the small city, refuting claims, for example, that the police department is full of ex-Big Red football players.

Last Aug. 11, and during the early hours of Aug. 12, the girl attended a series of parties around Steubenville, accompanying Mays and Richmond. She became more intoxicated as the night wore on, according to witness testimony, and vomited several times. In one lurid photo that was posted on YouTube, the partially-clothed victim is seen being carried by her wrists and ankles.

RELATED: TEAMMATE OF STEUBENVILLE FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTIFIES HE TAPED SEX ACT

Special prosecutor Marianne Hemmeter told the court that the girl was “somebody who was too impaired to say no, somebody who was too impaired to say stop.”

Mark Cole, a teammate of Mays and Richmond who was granted immunity by prosecutors, testified
Friday that he videotaped Mays penetrating the victim with his finger during a car ride that night, but deleted the video the next morning. Another witness said Richmond penetrated the victim while she was in the basement of a home where another party was held.

Part of the mountain of evidence included tens of thousands of text messages that were analyzed by officials. Some of the texts were read in court, including those between the victim and one of her friends, in which she wrote, “OMG, please tell me this isn’t true.” In that same exchange with the male friend, the victim wrote that she had not given consent.

Alleged Victim: OMG please tell me this isn’t true
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Judge Thomas Lipps announced Sunday that both accused teens were guilty in the rape case that has gained nationwide attention.

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Male Friend: Let me find out

Alleged Victim: OMG

Male Friend: You ok?

Alleged Victim: Not at all

Male Friend: You’ll be alright. Did you do anything with them? Promise, I won’t be mad.

RELATED: STEUBENVILLE DEFENDANT ADMITTED SEX ACT IN TEXT: PROSECUTORS

Alleged Victim: I swear. I don’t remember doing anything. I remember hearing (the defendant’s) voice. I told them ‘no.’

"This case isn’t about YouTube videos," Hemmeter said in her closing arguments Saturday.

"This case isn’t about social media. … It is about a 16-year-old girl who was taken advantage, toyed with and humiliated. And it’s for [the defendants] to pay for what they did."

The victim also took the stand Saturday and said she was “embarrassed and scared, and I did not know what to think because I could not remember anything.” She said that over the next two days after that night, she pieced together what had happened with the help of friends who showed her a video posted on YouTube and a picture that had circulated of her in the basement lying naked.
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Protests over the Steubenville rape case included rallies and an online campaign attacking authorities in the Ohio community for not doing enough in the case.

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Hemmeter led the testimony of the girl, who testified for two hours about how she discovered what happened that night and how Mays begged her in text messages not to press charges for fear that he would be kicked off the football team.

“He was just, like, freaking out,” the girl testified Saturday. “He kept asking, ‘Are you going to tell the police?’ He was trying to get me not to tell anyone.”

In one text, Mays admitted taking the picture of her naked in the basement, with his semen on top of her, but said that he did not know how the photograph had made its way onto social media.

He told her in one text message, “I’ll just never do anything nice for you again.”

He claimed the semen was the result of consensual sex.

Later, he texted that he was "about to get kicked off my football team.”

In earlier testimony Saturday, two former friends of the girl told the court in testimony for the defense that she had a reputation as a liar. An expert defense witness also said the girl may have had enough alcohol to have a memory lapse, implying she could have consented to having sex but did not remember doing so.

While the defendants grappled with the verdict in the courtroom, Nathaniel Richmond spoke to the judge about the role alcohol had played in the incident and asked the victim and her family for forgiveness.

“Throughout my life, I’ve been through a lot of struggles," Nathaniel Richmond said. "I’m an ex-alcoholic. I haven’t had a drink in 12 years. I thank God for that, because when I drunk alcohol, it caused a lot of my problems. It destroyed my life. I understand alcohol played a big role in the decisions they made as kids.

I’m sorry for what y’all had to go through. I hope somewhere in your hearts, that you can forgive Trent and Ma’Lik for the pain they have caused your daughter and put you through. I know that God can fix this, will give you that strength to forgive these two young men."

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2 Ohio HS Football Players Found Guilty of Rape

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This Psalter, with an additional Office of the Dead, was created in the late thirteenth century in Northeastern France. A large quantity of Franciscan saints in the calendar and litany, as well as marginal imagery of them, suggests the original owner had a strong affinity for that order. The manuscript was likely begun for one patron, but finished for another, given a change in scribal and artistic hands and the addition of heraldry from Psalm 109 onwards. Arms for the Fieschi family, as well as a birth notice in the calendar, identify the manuscript’s first owner as Leonardo dei Fieschi, a Genoese nobleman (d. 1331). Among a multitude of drolleries, the manuscript contains a number of unusual marginal vignettes depicting SS. Francis, Clare, and Elisabeth of Hungary. One image of St. Francis (fol. 139v) is heavily worn, which may be evidence of devotional touching by the manuscript’s owner.

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20070418 – 118-1857 – Sabbat – Dreamweaver – Remastered () – ‘one of the most important metal albums ever’ – We couldn’t agree more!
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Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

April 18, 2007.

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Song of Songs

A few nice bible niv images I found:

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Who said the Bible was not R rated in some places?

Rest Assured..
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Its a matter of your heart condition. Both asked to be saved; "One of the criminals who hung on the cross hurled insults at him:’Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Dont you fear God, he said, ‘since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.’

Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.’" Luke 23:39-41 NIV.

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Jerusalem, old print, 1858 … The first windmill in Jerusalem …item 2.. Wind in the Sails (May 2nd, 2013) …item 3.. It’s A Beautiful Day – “White Bird” (1969) …

A few nice unique christian gifts images I found:

Jerusalem, old print, 1858 … The first windmill in Jerusalem …item 2.. Wind in the Sails (May 2nd, 2013) …item 3.. It’s A Beautiful Day – “White Bird” (1969) …
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Fifteen meters high, the windmill was the tallest structure in Jerusalem when it was built, and posed a serious threat to the local Arab monopoly on flour. Fearing that the new windmill would ruin their income, the Arabs even brought in a Muslim holy man to curse it. After the mill withstood the first storms that winter, they concluded – according to the local daily Ha-maggid on 7 Shevat 1859 – that the building was “a work of Satan, who would support it with all his might,” while the Jews “praised it as a gift from the Lord, and blessed God and Sir Montefiore, whose faithful loving-kindness had bestowed it upon them.”
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…..item 1)…. ISRAEL: The first windmill in Jerusalem, old print, 1858 …

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: ‘The first windmill at Jerusalem’

DATE PRINTED: 1858

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 18.0 x 15.0cm, 7 x 5.75 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Original antique wood engraved print

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In honor of Jerusalem Day, May 8, 2013

Dark against a bright blue summer sky, the sails of the Montefiore windmill were stamped on every Jerusalemite’s consciousness. Forever fixed, unmoving, stark protrusions on the Jerusalem skyline. Except that now they have moved – and if all goes according to plan, they will go on moving, turning and turning as a real windmill should.
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The Jerusalem Foundation has spearheaded the recent flurry of activity surrounding the windmill, removing the sails and dome of the century-old structure in order to restore them to their original size, color, and functionality. The gray dome and sails, the result of a hasty restoration in 1968, have been replaced with a Kentish-style cap and white canvas sails similar to the originals made by the Holman brothers, millwrights from Canterbury, in 1857. In addition to the original fantail, which allowed the structure to be turned into the wind, a motor provides backup, enabling the newly restored windmill to grind flour regardless of weather conditions. There are even plans to sell the flour in an adjacent tourist facility.

After Sir Moses Montefiore hatched his original plan of providing employment as well as cheaper flour for the Jewish population of Jerusalem, which was living on Diaspora handouts (known as the Haluka, or community stipend), the windmill parts were constructed in Kent and then shipped to Jaffa. There they were loaded onto camels and carefully conveyed over the hills to Jerusalem, where evidently they all arrived intact, to be assembled under the supervision of Thomas and Charles Holman.

Apparently, the rumors that the windmill never functioned properly for lack of wind are only hearsay. The entire cap could be turned and the speed of the sails adjusted to catch the least breath of wind – and to avoid damage by stronger gusts. Fifteen meters high, the windmill was the tallest structure in Jerusalem when it was built, and posed a serious threat to the local Arab monopoly on flour. Fearing that the new windmill would ruin their income, the Arabs even brought in a Muslim holy man to curse it. After the mill withstood the first storms that winter, they concluded – according to the local daily Ha-maggid on 7 Shevat 1859 – that the building was “a work of Satan, who would support it with all his might,” while the Jews “praised it as a gift from the Lord, and blessed God and Sir Montefiore, whose faithful loving-kindness had bestowed it upon them.”

Gazing at the windmill during the strained period leading up to independence in 1948, Alan Cunningham, the last British high commissioner of Palestine, realized that the Jewish paramilitary Hagana had set up an observation post in the Kentish cap. In an operation aptly named “Operation Don Quixote,” he had it blown up. After the fall of the Old City in 1948, the windmill was located on the edge of no-man’s-land, abandoned and sailless. Modern, steam-powered mills had made its technology redundant years before, and it had stood idle since a lack of spare parts had put it out of commission in 1891.

But now the windmill is ready to go again. Five million dollars raised by the Dutch organization Christians for Israel have paid for the new floors, sails, cap, and machinery built by millwright Willem Dijkstra in Sloten, the Netherlands, in cooperation with Dutch construction company Lont and British millwright Vincent Pargeter. The parts were shipped to Israel and reassembled on site.

The interior of the windmill will be divided into the four floors of a traditional mill: the meal floor, where the flour will be collected; the mill floor, housing the actual millstones; the bin floor, where sacks of wheat awaiting grinding will be stored; and on the top level, the dust floor or “engine room.” The exhibition of Montefiore memorabilia previously on display will be replaced by a film describing the building of the windmill and the 19th-century expansion of Jerusalem beyond the Old City. A project is afoot involving the Konrad Adenhauer Conference Center and Mishkenot Sha’ananim for a new Montefiore exhibition commemorating his trip to Israel and the treasures he bequeathed to the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in England. Perhaps it could be funded by the income from the boutique flour produced by the Montefiore windmill.

Reprinted by kind permission of Segula Magazine. For the full illustrated article go to: www.segulamag.com.
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…..item 3)… youtube video … It’s A Beautiful Day – "White Bird" (1969) … 6:21 minutes

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It’s a Beautiful Day was a band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967, the brainchild of violinist David LaFlamme.

LaFlamme, a former soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, had previously been in the band Orkustra, and unusually, played a five-string violin. The other members were his wife Linda (keyboards), Pattie Santos (vocals), Hal Wagenet (guitar), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fuentes (drums). Although they were one of the earliest and most important San Francisco bands to emerge from the Summer of Love, It’s a Beautiful Day never quite achieved the success of their contemporaries such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Santana, with whom they had connections. It’s A Beautiful Day created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical and world beat styles during the seven years the band was officially together.

The group’s original manager, Matthew Katz, had previously worked with Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. The members of It’s a Beautiful Day were unaware that the other two groups were already trying to end their business relationships with Katz. During 1967 and early 1968 Katz prevented It’s a Beautiful Day from performing in San Francisco, telling them they were not ready. He booked their first public appearances at a club he controlled in Seattle, Washington formerly known as the Encore Ballroom. Katz renamed the club "San Francisco Sound". While in Seattle the group lived in the attic of an old house owned by Katz while writing and rehearsing new songs in between club performances. Few customers came to the club during It’s a Beautiful Day’s engagement in Seattle during December 1967.

The group’s signature song "White Bird" was inspired by the experiences David and Linda LaFlamme had while living in Seattle. In an ironic twist on the band’s name, the sad song was partly inspired by Seattle’s rainy winter weather. In a later interview, David LaFlamme said:

"Where the ‘white bird’ thing came from … We were like caged birds in that attic. We had no money, no transportation, the weather was miserable. We were just barely getting by on a very small food allowance provided to us. It was quite an experience, but it was very creative in a way."

By the time the group members returned to San Francisco they were broke and frustrated at Katz’s attempts to manipulate their career. In desperation they began playing at a few clubs without Katz’s approval. The band gradually began to gain some recognition and earn money. It’s a Beautiful Day got their first big break when offered a chance to open for Cream at the Oakland Coliseum on October 4, 1968. Around this time the group first began a long process of trying to disentangle themselves from Katz.

The band’s debut album, It’s a Beautiful Day, was produced by David LaFlamme in Los Angeles and released by Columbia Records in 1969. It featured tracks such as "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day", and "Time Is". The theme from the song "Bombay Calling" was later used, at a slower tempo, by Deep Purple as the intro to "Child in Time" on its In Rock album. The vocals and violin playing of David LaFlamme plus Pattie Santos’ singing attracted attention including FM radio play, and nationally, "White Bird" bubbled under Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #118.

By 1970 the original lineup of the band had changed somewhat; the LaFlammes had split up and Linda left the band, replaced by Fred Webb. The following album, Marrying Maiden, released in 1970, was a chart hit.

The band continued on to record Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime in 1971 and the live album Live At Carnegie Hall in 1972, touring until 1974 when they split up. In 1976, LaFlamme’s solo version of "White Bird" finally cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #89. Pattie Santos was killed in a car crash on December 14, 1989.
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Artist – It’s A Beautiful Day
Song – White Bird
(Lyrics)

White Bird
In a golden cage
On a winter’s day
In the rain
White bird
In a golden cage
Alone

The leaves blow
Cross the long black road
To the darkened skies
In its rage
But the white bird
Just sits in her cage
Unknown.

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird
Dreams of the aspen tree
With their dying leaves
Turning gold
But the white bird
Just sits in her cage
Growing old.

White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly
Or she will die

The sunsets come
The sunsets go
The clouds Float by
And The Earth Turns slow
And the Young Birds Eyes
Do always Glow
And She must fly
She must fly
She must fly

White bird
In a golden cage
On a winter’s day
In the rain
White bird
In a golden cage
Alone

White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly

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Carrying Grass
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The bus ride from Shenzhen to Enping was long, like watching a freight train chug by, except it doesn’t. We had to have been on that bus for seven hours, sometimes napping, and at times, staring out our windows, looking at a world standing still. Traffic was not only a nightmare, but also a mystery, for as many instances in which we could plainly see another egregiously bad vehicular accident, that which has become commonplace, ubiquitous in Chinese travel culture, there were other inexplicable stops in movement, when all of a sudden, as though finishing a swift countdown, our speed dropped so precipitously as to let out a collective lurch, if not in body, then definitely in mind. Calvin, thankfully, in his perspicacity, in his wide-angled, unique view of things, saw beyond the myriad vehicles which lay unmoving as if rocks on a dry riverbed; view the periphery, he bade us, and when we looked to the edges of the road, indeed we witnessed the most peculiar instigator of traffic congestion in the world – men en masse pissing on the side of the road! Men taking leaks creates a domino effect; that one sees another enjoying the relief of an unburdened, easy bladder, so seductive a yoke, that the only retort to the entreaty of this blissful state is to join in with abandon, and impunity. And so soon as the last few shakes are made, back into the cars do these men go, and a few hasty minutes later, traffic flows again!

Mike wanted to stop at a village, so we exchanged an increasingly crowded highway for a narrow, cement road, on which we ventured into the dense verdure. Having reached an impasse in the road soon thereafter, and not knowing how to advance further, to actually enter the village proper, we saw two lovely young ladies saddling a moped, motoring towards us. They then suddenly broke, and turned off our path and onto a dirt one which squeezed through two homes as though a mouse through its diminutive hole – that was our key. We greeted them as the girls turned their heads, offering us inquisitive, yet gentle looks. They would be our guides into town.

Blue showed me around her neighborhood. Together we walked along bumpy corridors and peered through open windows, beyond flitting cobwebs, to lay eyes on rooms where nowadays only impenetrable shadows repose. She and I examined the perfunctory red banners which framed each door in the village, and subsequently hit it off when I began inquiring into the nature of those two swarthy demons who hung menacingly before the closed doors, their gazes insidiously wild, drunk with rage, perhaps. Indeed later, in the quietude of a sunset raining down on us, while standing by ourselves in front of the village hall, I finally shared my faith with her, and in return she declared the lack of her own – her cousin and older sister, however, do know Jesus, she said, which verily warmed my heart, if not hers.

We left the village with much rapidity, but not before I blessed and encouraged Blue’s cousin, in whose arms a smiling babe lay, and received joyfully a delectable departing gift: mysterious, "Blue Cookies" (the official Chinese name is 艾糍), whose mottled, homely complexion would disgust if not for the sweetness (an amalgam of sugar, peanuts and herbs) buried inside, a treasure which would be discovered again and again on our tour.

The food around Enping epitomizes, I believe, Guangdong cuisine: inexpensive and egregiously non-spicy. For what they lack in price and incendiary acidity, however, these dishes more than compensate with copious amounts of oil, salt and sugar, mixed together for a tantalizing effect on the taste buds. Our group was fortunate enough to have frequented several Guangdong-style dai pai dongs whose victuals both nourished our bodies and replenished our wallets – it’s amazing to consider how 0RMB can feed 15 ravenous, cantankerous-when-hungry Christian bikers. In fact, the feasting grew exponentially more enjoyable as journey progressed, as our two primary orderers began to refine their culinary acuity, accurately predicting what would invigorate and excite our collective palate; it helped, too, that our utensils were pretty clean for Chinese standards!

Our first evening, we secured accommodations in a building that was not so much a hotel, or even a motel, as a grey, dry concrete edifice in which hardwood beds were arrayed neatly in each room; the spartan conditions dismayed some, including myself, at first. However, thankfulness trumped peevishness, and the realization that, in the middle of nowhere, we had mosquito nets to ward off the inexorable squad of mozzies, and one bathroom with boiling water for a very, very scalding shower was more than enough to placate everyone, especially after a hard day of riding. Besides, austerity succors the soul. We even managed to sleep pretty soundly without mattresses. In my somnolent state, I only remember shifting desperately maybe six, or seven times. It was a good night, and a bargain at only 15RMB per person!

On the second day our group dared to test itself on an unknown avenue. Consequently, we were spared the sonorous alarms of gigantic, indomitable trucks and instead subjected ourselves to the vicissitudes of off-road biking, whose soundtrack, undoubtedly for the day, was provided by an orchestra of buzzing cicadas, accompanied, at times, by the rumbling tympani of motorbikes. Oh, the countryside was lush, beautiful verdure all around – a feast for the romantic soul. Yet, for one of my companions, the environment was anything but endearing, for her adeptness at handling the desultory trail, she surely felt, was more chaotic than controlled. She persevered, nonetheless, pushing through her disconsolation to conquer the race marked out for her; such tenacity that only the Father could supply; and that left me thoroughly impressed.

At lunchtime, the evangelization effort began in earnest. It started innocently enough, as I asked a group of girls about the secondary school down the dusty road from our restaurant. Then, on cue, the Spirit, whose pacing can only be described as frenetic, whose rhythm is beyond my comprehension, overwhelmed and took over. Leanne and I brought those three girls to Christ; while Tim was assiduously preaching by our side to a band of boys who had gathered to look on; and behind us, ah Cheung had cajoled five boys to form a circle, hand in hand, for prayer. Many people came to know Jesus that hour. There was undoubtedly some serious fire falling down on us!

We made a pit stop at the Tam clan village. It was another bucolic community, replete with idling boys, young and old, and those two duplicitous demons standing watch from steady doors, which, it appeared, held together together the ramshackle walls beside them. An electricity meter evinced the reality of life in the village, of a living community that flows flittingly in and out of the houses as though cats leaping over canals; because I for one couldn’t see how hundreds of people somehow resided inside those homes when I couldn’t spot a single one during my brief tour of the grounds. In the open, by our bikes, there were conspicuous signs of life, however. I was standing in the sun, letting its warm rays melt on my skin, when a young man, not even twenty, approached and asked me about our intents and purposes on what was once such a dull afternoon. His curiosity got the better of me, and together we broached a conversation in faith. Simon joined us, and although he whom I named Henry, told us in his obstinacy that he depends on himself alone, I feel as though a small seed of faith was still planted within him. May it bloom at the appointed time when he most needs it.

At last, inside the unlit store where we shared our gleaming hopes and fantastic dreams, Simon and I noticed, to our surprise and delight, two blackboards on which the shopkeeper had written the alphabet, for English as well as for Putonghua (Pinyin). Besides the letters, numbers too had been painstakingly etched into the board, each meticulous stroke perfectly formed. So they ironically were learning that which continues to elude their more economically mobile brethren in Hong Kong, despite their most humble upbringing. I encouraged Henry to pursue this knowledge, since, as the cliche most rightly states, English – and Putonghua, these days – opens up a world of opportunity.

China, it seems to me, is one interminable housing start being carried on the shoulders of giants. Behemoths, really, an armada of green and blue dump trucks, on whose backs are the physical manifestation of the hopes and dreams of billions – timber; stone; and coal – were an inescapable part of our three-day trek. They blew passed us, literally, horns afire; and if you stared into the eyes of the drivers high above on those mechanized elephants, you would see the glee with which they pounded both the road and the eardrums of those unwitting peons foolish enough to be nearby. China – and China Mobile, whose stores we uncovered even in the most remote suburb, might I add! – still has much growth left, and the transportation and infrastructure industries, I’m sure, shall assiduously work to keep it that way. My recommendation: keep investing in China.

Visiting the hot springs had been on our agenda since the inception of the trip. We eventually had our chance the second evening, when we raced down a wending hill to our hotel – a real hotel. Our excitement reverberated in the air, crackling with laughter and shouting. Choosing to swim first and foremost, we left dinner to wait and hurried across the street. The resort was packed with other like-minded people, dressed in swimming costumes that should have left more to the imagination; the temperature of the pool water varied, from tepid in one enclosure to skin-searing in another; and for one marvelous hour, we swam and frolicked like little children again, delighting in some wet fun, a suitable reward for one more arduous day spent on the dusty, dry land.

We capped the end of a successful day with a bang. The girls, oddly enough, were furtive pyromaniacs in our midst, longing in secret to raid the fireworks shop at the base of the hotel. So after our meal, they raced into the cool evening air and we could only endeavor to follow them in their explosive folly. Inside the store, all sorts of bombastic devices were on display, from the unwieldy, block of (Chicago) bull to the sleek spears adorning the wall whose warheads, no doubt, could just so easily take out a few eyes as mercilessly rip the pitch black from the wall of night sky. The ladies suffered to leave no type of firework untouched by the flame, quickly purchasing an arsenal of rainbow-inducing rockets and slim sparklers to make any pyrotechnic maven proud. Outside we went. At length, the bombs burst in the air, and laughter abound so much as we watched the brilliance of Chinese engineering on display. With the girls’ scintillating stock depleted, we finally collected ourselves, and headed upstairs for one more day of wonderment.

There was one last village to visit before we reached our final destination of Enping city. As we sped into the shanty community, we knew something was amiss because unlike our other entrances into villages, during which residents would emerge in droves to glimpse us, it seemed as though these villagers preferred the comfort of their own veiled homes to the company of a few, ebullient strangers. It was an ominous setting in which we found ourselves, one characterized by inhabitants rather mistrustful than gregarious, and affable. Nonetheless, we dispersed to share kindness and mercy. To that end, I approached a young lady, a mere 25-years old, who had her three-month old boy on her shoulder and her three-year old son – who was without pants, might I add, preferring to wave them in the air like a terrible towel – by her side. We spoke briefly about her hopes and dreams, which, she says, rest in the well-being of her sons; and then Leanne and I blessed her. That was the end of our village experience in China.

To be around people who sharpen you as iron sharpens iron, that verily is a joy. The villagers were simple, warm and welcoming; my teammates were jocular, presumptuous and faithful; and I, in the midst of this confluence, this mosaic of personalities, philosophies, hopes and dreams, could only seek to love, especially in one of my more pensive moments. The trip tested my patience and tolerance, my ability to accept others for who they are – each a flawed creature like myself. Ultimately, so much as we seek the men of peace everywhere we go, we individually must become men of peace too. A true disciple of Jesus runs that race, and appreciates His grace, which shall always be enough in this life.

Sounds Of Cohabitation
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Image by George Strouzas
The Cause
The “Sounds of Cohabitations” poster is about the coexistence of 3 different cultures in Ioannina city, which is celebrating this year 100 years since its liberation. (On February 21, 1913).
Through history Ioannina city has been gifted with a multicultural identity. Sometimes peacefully but not always, the Christian, Muslim and Hebrew culture coexisted there and that left the city with byzantine churches, mosques and synagogues along with a multicultural legacy, all of which make this city truly unique.

The Concept
Ioannina’s multicultural identity is traced through 36 historical buildings, monuments and boroughs. Mosques, synagogues, churches, inns, public bathrooms and slaughterhouses. Schools and libraries, theaters, even private residencies. Some of them are preserved, others are destroyed, others restored and some are simply forgotten. Some of them make up everyday roundabouts used by the locals in order to navigate and move through the city. Some others have been turned in blocks of flats or parks, having their existence documented only in some inscription or a rare book about the city’s history. However, each of them accommodated stories of different people and cultures. From Brosgos’s tavern, the New York Inn and Aslan Pasa’s Mosque up to Papazoglio Weaving School and Kalou Pasa’s Seraglio, Ioannina is a city full of history which can be “heard” and “read” on the roads of the city itself.
In these same roads where generations of people with different history, culture and habits used to walk. In the same buildings which were built by some, were used by others and were abandoned or destroyed by some others. These buildings and places act as regional conjunctions and cultural mirrors between the residents, thus creating and representing the sounds of their coexistence. From the candidate proclamations in the Averof Hotel, the horses’ neigh from the traveling carts outside Dodoni Inn up to the sounds of the Papazoglio Weaving School, the echoes of the buildings reflect the story of Ioannina. Different sounds, all originating from the same source. Same places for different stories.

Check the whole project here: bit.ly/IrOadu

Cool Christian Publisher images

Check out these christian publisher images:

Rev. H.R. Salisbury (LOC)
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Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Rev. H.R. Salisbury

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.20773

Call Number: LC-B2- 3717-14

Lt. Work & Prince Christian (LOC)
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Lt. Work & Prince Christian

[1912 June]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date from similar Bain negative: LC-B2-2726-15 and LC-B2-2729-12.
Photo shows Prince Christian von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (1887-1971) of Germany with Lieutenant Work. Probably relates to the visit of German naval ships to New York City in June, 1912. Prince Christian was a Lieutenant Commander on the Stettin, one of the visiting ships. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and the New York Times, June 5, 1912)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.13319

Call Number: LC-B2- 2729-5

Nice Christian Music Lyrics photos

Some cool christian music lyrics images:

Worship BG – Hallelujah To The Lamb
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This background is an original piece that we created for worship at Longview Christian Church. Most of the time, we modify already created backgrounds, but this one we created from scratch.

**Please feel free to download and use for your own worship purposes. The only thing that we ask is that they be used in worship situations. If you would like to use otherwise please ask. Thanks!

Hallelujah To The Lamb by Ben Ehmke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.bemky.com.

20120604 – 0 – Danzig with Doyle at Fillmore – ticket stub
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
FINALLY DANZIG PLAYS SOME FUCKING MISIFTS SONGS! Baltimore has been avenged from its "Classic Songs By The Misfits" concert (20071023) where ZERO Misfits songs were played. Here is a YouTube video of the audience angrily shouting "Bullshit! Bullshit" after Danzig got off stage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp3pIumHmIk

Here is another video of angry fans after that show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWoOfVY4wk

So anyway, Baltimore was FINALLY AVENGED!

But Christ is Danzig a whiny little bitch. Whining about the sound after the first song. Then talking about how he’s coming down with the flu. A few songs in, he got really pissed at the sound guy. Worse than any musician I’ve ever seen. He walked over to the guy to yell at him for turning down his mic. But of course the guy has to turn down his mic when he walks up to the soundboard, because it would create feedback. Which would just make Danzig more mad. Which would make him walk back over to the soundboard. So not only was there aural feedback, but also ego feedback. At one point I yelled out at Danzig, "IT’S DEFINITELY NOT YOU!", to which everyone around me laughed.

Basically, Danzig seemed disappointed with everybody (as usual), including the audience. At another point I yelled out, "DANZIG IS DISAPPOINTED IN ALL OF US!"

. As a sign of our age, there was a kid with his parents next to us. What did I do? Go for eye contact with the kid during "I’ll rape your mother today" Last Caress lyric. Classic :D

That kid was like 7 or 8. Who brings a whiny kid to a concert? I heard his dad tell him he was acting like an old lady for complaining about being tired of standing.

Sammy was there, though we didn’t see him. We saw Ranch-Christian though. He seemed to recognize us, but maybe he’s just friendly.

It was a good show, though the Filmore gets really crowded for big acts.

SETLIST:

Skincarver
Twist Of Cain (was 4th on setlist, I thought he was skipping 2 songs but he went back and did them)
Hammer Of The Gods
Rebel Spirits
Her Black Wings
Devil’s Plaything
How The Gods Kill
Dirty Black Summer
Death Comes Ripping (by The Misfits)
Vampira (by The Misfits)
Bullet (by The Misfits)
I Turned Into A Martian (by The Misfits)
Halloween (by The Misfits)
Astro Zombies (by The Misfits)
Last Caress (by The Misfits)
Where Eagles Dare (by The Misfits) (or so I thought!)
ENCORE 1: Bringer Of Death
It’s Coming Down
Mother
ENCORE 2: Long Way Back From Hell
Skulls (by The Misfits) that’s it! a 2 minute encore! shortest encore ever!)

ticket stub.

The Filmore, Silver Spring, Maryland.

June 4, 2012.

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20120604 – Danzig @ Silver Spring – (by axb500) – 7342302356_884e7a7270_b
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
FINALLY DANZIG PLAYS SOME FUCKING MISIFTS SONGS! Baltimore has been avenged from its "Classic Songs By The Misfits" concert (20071023) where ZERO Misfits songs were played. Here is a YouTube video of the audience angrily shouting "Bullshit! Bullshit" after Danzig got off stage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp3pIumHmIk

Here is another video of angry fans after that show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWoOfVY4wk

So anyway, Baltimore was FINALLY AVENGED!

But Christ is Danzig a whiny little bitch. Whining about the sound after the first song. Then talking about how he’s coming down with the flu. A few songs in, he got really pissed at the sound guy. Worse than any musician I’ve ever seen. He walked over to the guy to yell at him for turning down his mic. But of course the guy has to turn down his mic when he walks up to the soundboard, because it would create feedback. Which would just make Danzig more mad. Which would make him walk back over to the soundboard. So not only was there aural feedback, but also ego feedback. At one point I yelled out at Danzig, "IT’S DEFINITELY NOT YOU!", to which everyone around me laughed.

Basically, Danzig seemed disappointed with everybody (as usual), including the audience. At another point I yelled out, "DANZIG IS DISAPPOINTED IN ALL OF US!"

. As a sign of our age, there was a kid with his parents next to us. What did I do? Go for eye contact with the kid during "I’ll rape your mother today" Last Caress lyric. Classic :D

That kid was like 7 or 8. Who brings a whiny kid to a concert? I heard his dad tell him he was acting like an old lady for complaining about being tired of standing.

Sammy was there, though we didn’t see him. We saw Ranch-Christian though. He seemed to recognize us, but maybe he’s just friendly.

It was a good show, though the Filmore gets really crowded for big acts.

SETLIST:

Skincarver
Twist Of Cain (was 4th on setlist, I thought he was skipping 2 songs but he went back and did them)
Hammer Of The Gods
Rebel Spirits
Her Black Wings
Devil’s Plaything
How The Gods Kill
Dirty Black Summer
Death Comes Ripping (by The Misfits)
Vampira (by The Misfits)
Bullet (by The Misfits)
I Turned Into A Martian (by The Misfits)
Halloween (by The Misfits)
Astro Zombies (by The Misfits)
Last Caress (by The Misfits)
Where Eagles Dare (by The Misfits) (or so I thought!)
ENCORE 1: Bringer Of Death
It’s Coming Down
Mother
ENCORE 2: Long Way Back From Hell
Skulls (by The Misfits) that’s it! a 2 minute encore! shortest encore ever!)

musician: Steve Zing.
playing bass.
drums.

blue.

The Filmore, Silver Spring, Maryland.

June 4, 2012.
Pic by axb500.
Originally posted at flickr.com/photo.gne?id=7342302356

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com

… View the list of every concert I’ve ever been to at clint.sheer.us/media/concerts.htm
… View my songkick gigography at www.songkick.com/users/ClintJCL/gigography

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Christ The King
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Image by Fr. Stephen, MSC
Mt 25:31-46 (Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Year A)

Jesus said to his disciples:
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him.
And he will separate them one from another,
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right,
‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.’
Then the righteous will answer him and say,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
And the king will say to them in reply,
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left,
‘Depart from me, you accursed,
into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food,
I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
a stranger and you gave me no welcome,
naked and you gave me no clothing,
ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
Then they will answer and say,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty
or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison,
and not minister to your needs?’
He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you,
what you did not do for one of these least ones,
you did not do for me.’
And these will go off to eternal punishment,
but the righteous to eternal life."

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Resurrection & Life
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Image by Fr. Stephen, MSC
Jn 11:1-45 (Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A)

Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany,
the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil
and dried his feet with her hair;
it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.
So the sisters sent word to him saying,
“Master, the one you love is ill.”
hen Jesus heard this he said,
“This illness is not to end in death,
but is for the glory of God,
that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
So when he heard that he was ill,
he remained for two days in the place where he was.
Then after this he said to his disciples,
“Let us go back to Judea.”
The disciples said to him,
“Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you,
and you want to go back there?”
Jesus answered,
“Are there not twelve hours in a day?
If one walks during the day, he does not stumble,
because he sees the light of this world.
But if one walks at night, he stumbles,
because the light is not in him.”
He said this, and then told them,
“Our friend Lazarus is asleep,
but I am going to awaken him.”
So the disciples said to him,
“Master, if he is asleep, he will be saved.”
But Jesus was talking about his death,
while they thought that he meant ordinary sleep.
So then Jesus said to them clearly,
“Lazarus has died.
And I am glad for you that I was not there,
that you may believe.
Let us go to him.”
So Thomas, called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples,
“Let us also go to die with him.”

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus
had already been in the tomb for four days.
Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles away.
And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary
to comfort them about their brother.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming,
she went to meet him;
but Mary sat at home.
Martha said to Jesus,
“Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.
But even now I know that whatever you ask of God,
God will give you.”
Jesus said to her,
“Your brother will rise.”
Martha said to him,
“I know he will rise,
in the resurrection on the last day.”
Jesus told her,
“I am the resurrection and the life;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?”
She said to him, “Yes, Lord.
I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God,
the one who is coming into the world.”

When she had said this,
she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying,
“The teacher is here and is asking for you.”
As soon as she heard this,
she rose quickly and went to him.
For Jesus had not yet come into the village,
but was still where Martha had met him.
So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her
saw Mary get up quickly and go out,
they followed her,
presuming that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him,
she fell at his feet and said to him,
“Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.”
When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping,
he became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said,
“Where have you laid him?”
They said to him, “Sir, come and see.”
And Jesus wept.
So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.”
But some of them said,
“Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man
have done something so that this man would not have died?”

So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb.
It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him,
“Lord, by now there will be a stench;
he has been dead for four days.”
Jesus said to her,
“Did I not tell you that if you believe
you will see the glory of God?”
So they took away the stone.
And Jesus raised his eyes and said,
“Father, I thank you for hearing me.
I know that you always hear me;
but because of the crowd here I have said this,
that they may believe that you sent me.”
And when he had said this,
He cried out in a loud voice,
“Lazarus, come out!”
The dead man came out,
tied hand and foot with burial bands,
and his face was wrapped in a cloth.
So Jesus said to them,
“Untie him and let him go.”

Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary
and seen what he had done began to believe in him.