A 29 year old woman, Lauren Puryear of New Jersey, used coupons as a tool to bring thousands of meals to people in need at her local homeless shelter and has pledged to feed 30,000 people by the end of this year.
In 2012, Lauren started an organization called “For The Love of Others”, which aims to assist people “through providing opportunities to enable them to live a purposeful life,” according to the group’s own website.
Puryear has already delivered meals to thousands of people and has set a goal for her 30th birthday to help feed a total of 30,000 people. She told NJ.com her process, how she buys the items at the store, sometimes receiving items for free, with no cost at all. She also said she was a mental health clinician, but when she’s not working, examining patients mental health, she is doing another job, being a person that can brighten someones day or give hope, bringing meals to people on the east coast in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and many other homeless shelters.
“I started couponing for food items like spaghetti, meatballs, and I was (often) able to get the items for free or for little to no money. There are coupons in the Sunday paper, or online that you can print … so I collect as many as I can, match them to the store and that is how I am able to get the items for free,” Lauren Puryear said.
So far in 2016, Puryear has managed to deliver a total of 5,000 meals to others. “The joy of helping other people does not compare to any other accomplishment in my life,” she said.
In the midst of the doom and gloom, constant shootings, and bad news, it’s stories like this that give hope to humanity that need to be more frequently covered. Everyday people do selfless acts like this but those people don’t make the news for their efforts to make a change in their own local communities. I applaud Lauren’s organization for helping to feed 5,000 and pledging to feed 30,000 by the end of this year.
If we all practiced this type of kindness, when we could, to give a little bit to others when we can, we would be a greater humanity. Let’s remember we only got one planet and we are one human race, reach out and help out another fellow man or woman. The feeling you feel inside is beautiful knowing you helped another human being in need because you could do something. That person won’t forget you, you will forever be ingrained in that person’s mind. That’s exactly what’s needed sometimes, for someone to be there, to pick you back up when your at your lowest. If you can do that for another person, you will realize that life isn’t just about sex, money and drugs like entertainment echoes in our heads on the radio. Life is about being able to unite as a people for a common goal. It’s sad that sometimes the only way we unite is through a tragic hurricane or tornado, when everyday, there are people who are homeless and starving exactly like those victims of a major storm. Those people are the homeless living on the streets who don’t have anything, living under bridges, in parks, sleeping on the sidewalk or park bench. Think about that…. and find a way to help.
Nwadike embraces another African-American police officer as one man yells “You a pussy, nigga!”
“It’s not even like that, it’s about staying neutral,” replies Nwadike.
An irate protester begins screaming “No my nigga these motherfuckers aren’t stay neutral.” Nwadike responds, “Did he kill somebody?” pointing at the white officer.
“Did he kill somebody?” he repeats, pointing at the African-American officer.
The irate protester then continued yelling back. “Mind you that’s my mother fucking family that squad killed bitch.”
The protestor makes a hypocritical point – Black Lives Matter activists complain about stereotyping all black people as criminals, but are perfectly fine to stereotype all cops as bad, racist murderers or pigs.
“Look if one black person does something that doesn’t make every black person bad. If one cop does something we can not say that every cop is bad,” said Nwadike. “We cannot say that every cop is bad, none of these people here shot anyone!” Nwadike tries to explain to a woman, who isn’t interesting in listening to him and continues to scream in his face while demanding he remove his “free hugs” t-shirt.
The woman at one point in the video begins tugging on Nwadike’s shirt. Another black man then interjects and agrees with Nwadike.
“We know where he’s coming from he’s speaking from a message of peace.” Nwadike then thanks the other man for agreeing with him.
“The thing is, I see them as human beings just like I see everybody on this side as human beings,” he continues explaining to the crowd of protesters. “This uniform doesn’t make him a robot, just like your skin color doesn’t make you a criminal.
“This man gave me a hug,” Nwadike said, pointing at the white police officer, “and this man wants to fight me because of that,” pointing at a Black Lives Matter protester in the crowd who earlier started yelling profanities when he hugged the police officers.
“How does that make sense? Spreading more hate into the world, that’s what’s frustrating me,” Nwadike continued.
Although Nwadike might have a hard time convincing some protesters – as 70% of those arrested weren’t even from North Carolina – when will Black Lives Matter supporters realize that their movement was staged by a rich white man named George Soros.
Some BLM supporters have no problem taking money from a white man that wants to cause division, while others have no problem beating up a white man and dragging him and beating him up as some did in North Carolina. No matter the melanin in your skin color we are all human beings and the Free Hugs hero Ken Nwadike dared to stand up against BLM and expose the double standard of hypocrisy.
Nwadike ended his powerful speech saying “All lives matter.” Yes, some police officers are murdering black men, but all cops are responsible for the individual actions done by by a few. It’s also worth noting – by making this a black vs. white issue, we are taking away from where the real concentrated effort and power should be going – and that’s the proper practices needed in hiring and training of police officers.
We Are Change previously recorded Ken Nwadike, the Free Hugs activist at the riotous protest against Donald Trump in San Diego.
Hackers from DC Leaks released a new trove of documents on Thursday that include emails from a White House staffer, Secret Service plans and details about Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal schedules.
The leak revealed emails from Clinton’s travel coordinator, Arielle Medina, gave insight into how much those working for Clinton’s campaign are paid daily.
“You will receive a day rate for full work days and 1/2 of that rate for travel-only days. The rate for leads is $150 ($75 for travel-only); the rate for press leads, site leads and RONs is $110 ($55 for travel-only); the rate for credentials, S2/P2s, and motorcade is $75 ($37.50for travel-only).”
Just as with Colin Powell’s hacked email, Medina was using a Gmail account that was breached by the group.
The hack also revealed a Power Point presentation detailing Vice President Joe Biden’s recent trip to the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland on June 26. The detailed report includes everything down to how many stairs Biden will be walking up, who he will be expected to meet and speak with at the event, etc.
It also included phone numbers and the manifest on Clinton’s private plane, and a copy of Michelle Obama’s passport.
In response to the hack, White house Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “We take any reports about a cyber breach seriously, particularly if it contains some sensitive information. Certainly, this is something we are taking a close look at.”
DC Leaks is the same group that hacked into the email account of former Secretary of State Colin Powell earlier this month, releasing his private information and revealing his hatred for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and exposing Hillary and Bill Clinton’s long speculated hate of President Obama.
In an email with Dailymail, the DCLeaks hackers said a similar statement to Guccifer 2.0 that “the leaked files show the security level of the government adding that if terrorists hack emails of White House Office staff and get such sensitive information we will see the fall of our country.”
Chaos erupted last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the second night of riots after the death of Keith Scott.
Scott was shot by police after allegedly refusing to drop his gun. Police have yet to release the dash cam video that proves Scott had a handgun.
Things turned violent Wednesday night, as protests quickly became violent riots. One person was arrested, two people were shot, another was critically injured and dozens more were injured, including civilians, police and emergency responders.
4 officers injured during demonstration. All non- life threatening
The man critically injured was identified as a civilian and put onto life support after sustaining serious injuries. The people shot were reportedly not shot by police, but by a rioter, according to the city of Charlotte Twitter account.
ALERT: Fatal shot uptown was civilian on civilian. @CMPD did not fire shot.
However, the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, a local church group fighting for justice claimed that several of its members were just 10 feet from the victim when he was shot and they believe the shot was by police and are demanding surveillance CCTV video of the incident.
“I saw the man go down on the pavement, It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police. We would like to see surveillance video from the surrounding area that may have captured the shooting to determine who was responsible for the shooting.”
“We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks towards our police officers that are occurring right now, and I feel very strongly about that. That is not the American way.”
~Governor Pat McCrory, said.
I have declared a State of Emergency & initiated efforts to deploy the Nat'l Guard & Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement in CLT
Police used riot gear, tear gas, flash bangs and batons to disperse the crowd rioting after Keith Scott’s death, which went viral after Scott’s daughter claimed he wasn’t carrying a gun but was instead carrying a book when he was fatally shot by officer Brentley Vinson. This story was corroborated by a neighbor witness who says a “book fell off his lap.” Until police release the dash cam video, the truth will remain up in the air.
Some rioters threw glass bottles at police and some shot fireworks at the officers. While some protesters marched peacefully, there was looting of a local sports store the NASCAR Hall of Fame and windows were smashed at local businesses and hotels. Rioters also stormed onto the highway, stopping traffic jumping on vehicles and smashing car windows with rocks.
CNN reporter Ed Lavandera was knocked down on live television by a rioter while attempting to report on the scene.
“We were just doing the report and I didn’t see it coming. All I heard was someone yelling at me that I needed to ‘tell the truth’ and the next thing you know I got kind of blindsided,” said Lavandera.
As many rioters were treating Charlotte like a race war, the police responded with the same level of aggression. One ex-military service member, 24-year-old Sage Lawson of Reidsville, NC, told the The Guardian, “They’re treating us like we’re in a war zone we couldn’t do this to people in Afghanistan. They can snatch people out of a crowd and just throw them in a van. We couldn’t do that in war.”
Calling for peace, Keith Scott’s wife Rakeiya Scott issued a statement, “As a family, we respect the rights of those who wish to protest, but we ask that people protest peacefully. Please do not hurt people or members of law enforcement, damage property or take things that do not belong to you in the name of protesting.”
Many have contended that Keith Scott was lawfully carrying a gun, as North Carolina is an open carry state. While the dash cam video may eventually tell the truth on whether Scott’s shooting was justified, Scott’s wife has rightfully told protestors – don’t damage people or property. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Online, several hackers affiliated with the online hacktivist collective Anonymous called for website sit in’s or DDoS attacks to take down the city police and state government websites in response to the way the police reacted to protesters.
For the people on both sides of the Black Lives Matter divide, remember – George Soros is paying millions to inflame this situation. As Americans, black and white, red and blue, we need to talk to each other. We can solve America’s policing issues and create a new peace in our country.
A new dangerous rule by the IRS can retroactively tax any business league, religious organization, labor union, policy advocacy group, educational institutions and more.
With extremely broad provisions, this law could turn the already predatory agency into a direct threat to all non-profit groups’ constitutional free speech rights.
Will the IRS silence your free speech in 2016?
The proposed rule [REG–134417–13] puts accountants in charge of determining if your organization’s free speech is in anyway electioneering. Even just mentioning a candidate could get a group retroactively taxed. It is specifically referring to any time between 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary.
The rest of the year, your organization is fine, but then around the election, you might get a government enforced muzzle or massive fines that can and will ruin organizations if they have their way. This is the most radical law against public criticism of politicians in our nation ever.
This law could silence hundreds of thousands of organizations that discuss, analyze, or advocate for public policy.
The rules claim to be an attempt to “clarify” what makes an activity “political” and therefore cannot be counted toward a nonprofit organization’s purpose. They could include: posting a candidate’s voting record, having voter registration cards, get-out-the-vote efforts, voter guides, candidate questionnaires, discussing issues “related” to candidates, having the name of a candidate on a non-profit’s website, even if it was posted before they were a candidate and more.
In response to this, a bi-partisan organization, the First Amendment Alliance is partnering together with others to ensure the inherent right to free speech is protected. If Congress does not act by October 1st 2016, the impact these IRS rules could have on nonprofits of all types could be devastating.
The Tax Revolution Institute’s First Amendment Alliance will raise awareness about the full impact of these rules and organize action to prevent their implementation.
They are quickly seeking any help they can get and most importantly people who endorse their fight. Any organization that want’s free speech to reign, must contact the organization to have their references put on their website as part of their online petition.
Nico is an activist entrepreneur. He became one of the best petition circulators in the nation, a sub-coordinator for major petition companies and a contractor who has successfully coordinated local campaigns. He envisions a future where people’s ballot propositions can end all corruption in government. Married with a child, he lives in Tucson, AZ, while teaching Kung Fu and studying Acupuncture.
Never shy, Donald Trump issued another controversial statement last week that has taken on a life of its own, proclaiming Hillary Clinton hates the second amendment and will take our guns away.
“She wants to destroy your Second Amendment.” Trump said during a rally in Miami, Florida.
Trump responded back to Clinton’s strong disapproval of firearms by saying “let her bodyguards drop their weapons and lets see what happens to her.” Trump further added, “It’ll be very dangerous for her.”
Trump was hinting at the hypocrisy that a politician that needs armed protection wants to restrict and possibly ban firearms while calling for all new types of regulations for owners. Clinton has already declared she wants to reinstate an old twelve year “assault weapon” ban that didn’t prevent violence the first time it was passed.
“Now, you know she’s very much against the Second Amendment, she wants to destroy your Second Amendment — guns, guns, guns, right? I think what we should do is, she goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before, I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons, they should disarm, right? I think they should disarm. Immediately, what do you think? Yeah, take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. Take their – let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’ll be very dangerous.” – Donald Trump.
Many in the mainstream media tried to twist Trump’s statement as a threat against Hillary. NBC ran the headline “Donald Trump Again Alludes to Violence Against Hillary Clinton,” while NYMag cooked up “Trump Insinuates Hillary Clinton’s Assassination, Again.”
This isn’t the first time that the media has reported Trump’s pro-2nd Amendment stance as a veiled threat against Hillary Clinton. Back in August, Trump said, ” if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.” While Trump insisted he was saying the pro-gun people can protect the 2nd Amendment by voting, the media suggested Trump was talking about Hillary’s assassination.
Ironically, many on Twitter have called not for Hillary’s assassination, but for Trump’s. After months of the media drawing tenuous comparisons to Hitler, one Mexican man made a video calling not only for the death of the Republican candidate, but for people to bomb and shoot his supporters.
Hillary supports expanded background checks and allowing the families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacturers. This is a controversial move that would put the gun suppliers/producers at legal risk for allowing the sale of such a “dangerous” weapon. Hillary called for an outright ban of all assault rifles reinstating assault weapons ban after the Orlando Attack, a dangerous proposition that would restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns, but fail to prevent access for criminals.
“We know the gunman used a weapon of war to shoot down at least 50 innocent Americans and, you know, we won’t even be able to get the congress to prevent terrorists or people on the no-fly list from buying guns,” – Hilary Clinton.