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Thursday, December 27, 2012

How To Achieve Your Goals With Small Actions



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Friday, October 5, 2012

Fourth Quarter Focus: Unity in the Community, Help Those in Need!




“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10

            It’s the same old record but in a different form.  It’s a CD this time, not a cassette tape.  When we will we get it?  We can’t win this thing alone.  I’ve seen organization after organization die because the leaders would rather run their small group than to merge together and create a larger, more effective group.  There’s strength in numbers.

            It all started with our search for significance and the need to feel important.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called it the “drum major instinct.”  He said in a speech that folks struggle with the “I must be out front; I must be first.”

            No one wants to follow.  Everyone wants to lead.  Eventually you have a group of folks who all want to be leaders and then the thing dies because no one is working on the vision.  Would we rather have a small piece of something or all of nothing?  Collaboration works.  Strategic alliances are powerful. 

            If we take the advice Jesus left in his Word, African Americans would not still be struggling today.  I see so many people hoarding information and competing over crumbs that the real goal is lost.  Jealousy is deadly.  No one wins.  We must learn to work together and quit drinking “hater-aide” and eating “hater tots.”

            I’m like this:  If I know your lane, I will try to help you.  I won’t try to run in you lane.  I will not reinvent a wheel and try to claim it was my idea.  That’s dumb.  If I see a need that is not being met and I feel strongly about it, I’ll create something.  But if I see that need being met by another group, I will help that group or give them resources to do what they do best.   

Giving instead of draining is what is important to me.  

The point is really not about how I’m perceived but how the overall mission and purpose is accomplished.


            We’ve got to check our motives constantly.  That’s why the psalmist David said; “Search me, O God, and know my heart, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:24).   Wicked means selfish, self-absorbed and trying to be self important.  We know we’re God’s children and that should be enough.  When we try to impress others – that’s when we lose our focus and destroy the purpose of very meaningful movements and organizations.

            God has created each of us with a specific purpose. My flavor is not like yours – but they’re all needed in the cornucopia of life.  There are oodles of things we can do.  There’s a lot of our community needs.  We don’t need to split hairs.  God – not egos – should drive our mission in life.  When we’re in a race, it shouldn’t matter who is going to cross the line and break the ribbon, but what part you played on the winning team.   

Be the runner that passes the baton to the next runner – not the one who makes the team lose because you’re focusing on the wrong things.



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Unconditional: The Most Moving Movie of the Year!



Unconditional Now In Theaters!

Looking for some inspiration this weekend? Then head to the movies and experience UNCONDITIONAL as it opens in theaters across the United States!
Bishop Neil Ellis says, "UNCONDITIONAL is a movie that will remind you that there is enough love to go around. All you have to do is share it."
Bestselling author Ron Hall (Same Kind of Different As Me) says, "UNCONDITIONAL tells a beautiful story that reminds me afresh of the powerful impact of reaching out to help another."
Pastor Hart Ramsey says, "UNCONDITIONAL is incredible. I was moved and surprised by this powerful film."
October Baby co-director Jon Erwin says, "UNCONDITIONAL plays out beautifully on the big screen - and in your heart. See this movie and be inspired to make a difference."


As an independent film, UNCONDITIONAL is limited in the number of theaters in which it can open. Yet a strong opening weekend will allow the movie’s impact to expand into more theaters in more cities. If it’s playing near you, make plans to see and support the movie. If it’s not, encourage your friends in towns where it is playing to see it this weekend. 

Portia said it was "Awesome!"


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Breaking The Poverty Cycle by Rose Grant


THE POOR IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM. BUT GOD...
 
A while back the ABC News reported a weeklong series centered around “economic obesity” where the focal point was on America’s Fattest City—Detroit. The news coverage profiled our city as a city where some families are grappling with socioeconomic conditions that directly links poverty to obesity.

Many families living below the poverty line ($18,800 per year for a family of four), with very little to spend on food, are hard pressed to find a full-service grocery store in their poor neighborhoods which are usually lined with an abundance of fast-food restaurants offering $ menus.

It is cost-effective for someone who is “economically challenged” to purchase 5 fried McChicken sandwiches for $5 vs purchasing one salad for $4.


No wonder studies show that there is a higher chance of being obese if you live below the poverty line.

Obesity is not the only social ill borne out of poverty. The number one cause of divorce stems from money problems. Broken relationships, crime, debt, misery, depression and low self-esteem are just a few of the social ills that are linked to poverty.

Today’s working poor are caught in a vicious cycle of living a life which is lacking resources for reasonably comfortable living and convenient means.

How do you Break the Cycle of Poverty and change your economic destiny?

 Breaking this vicious cycle of generational curse of the ravishing spirit of poverty starts with:


Step 1: Become rooted in the truth that it is not God’s will for us to be poor and humble. Before the foundations of this world God’s will was and still is today and forevermore—that His children, be wealthy and humble.

Step 2: Recognize that poverty is a spirit which seeks to steal your joy, kill your hope in God, and destroy your life. God has given us dominion and power over everything in the earth including the spirit of poverty.

 Make a decision today to take authority over poor living conditions by boldly proclaiming “I break the power of poverty in my life. Poverty does not belong to me. I release God’s abundance and financial increase into my life. From this day forth I will no longer be poor!” 

 Meditate on the fact that God sent Jesus so that you can have life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). This is a life as God has it. A life that is super-abundant in quantity and supreme in quality.

Step 3: Use the success manual. Use the word of God to renew your mind and change your situation. God sent His Word to heal you and deliver you from destructions— poverty included (Psalm 107:20).
God’s Word has enough power to take you from defeat to victory, from lack into abundance and make you whole, where you have nothing missing and nothing broken in your life.

Step 4: Work! For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus that we may do those good works which God predestined/planned beforehand (Ephesians 2:10).

God created us to work not just to have a job. When you are passionate/excited about your work, you will make a distinctive contribution, which leads to higher wages. Find out and do the works God created you to do so you can live the good life, which He prearranged and made ready for you to live.

Step 5: Develop a Prosperous attitude. Look beyond your own limitations and begin to see yourself as being prosperous in God. It’s not about you, your background, your intelligence or lack thereof.

 It’s about a God who specializes in the impossible.

It’s about a God who can do exceeding, abundantly above all you can ask or think. Begin to alter your life by altering your attitude towards wealth and prosperity because God wants to prosper you.


Reverend Rose Grant is the author of “God’s Way to Possessing Wealth: a Path to Spiritual and Financial Success.” As a Bank Vice President and Business Consultant, Rev. Grant uses her financial and spiritual background to inspire and encourage personal growth. 
 Her in-depth knowledge of faith and finances takes her throughout the country speaking in churches, seminars, conferences and Fortune 500 companies. You can contact Rev. Grant or order copies of her book by  emailing her at  rosegrant1(at) aol.com. Books are also available at God’s World 13533 W. 7 mile Rd., Detroit, Mi. 313-862-8220
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mindset and Management



Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Are you staring at a long list of tasks and new terminology, from SEO to social bookmarking?  Is some nagging voice in the back of your head trying to tell you, as you stare at the world wide web, that this is not your Grandfather’s way of making money, so how true could it be?

Well, you’re right about part of it, this isn’t your Grandfather’s way.  This is your way, and it’s going to be fantastic!

Every journey, it is said, begins at the first step.  Your first step is to work on you.  Before you buy hosting, before you load up your web page, before you build your list, you have to know how to get your head in the game and how to keep it there.   


You’re taking a leap of faith into a vast, wild territory that changes every single day.  You’re one drop in a shifting sea.  In order to stand out, you need confidence.  You need personal development. 

You need to apply the Secret of success. 

The Secret is just this:  everything begins with a thought.  Thoughts lead to actions, which leads to the results of those actions made manifest in your life. 

The Orville brothers had a thought about a flying machine.  They took the action of sitting down to design their machine and then going out to test it.  They manifested the ability for you to go to an airport and be anywhere in the whole world in a matter of hours.

And you thought you were sailing uncharted waters!

So, just thinking you can do it - is half the battle. As you think it, ink it ...begin to see it come true. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Digital Life Grows Up: Social Media for Social Good

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Detroit

Friends:  I am running in the Detroit Race for the Cure 5K on Saturday, May 26th on my birthday in memory/honor of several very dear loved ones: Andria Hall, Tamika Evans Whitmore and Dawn Spencer.
I am fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Detroit.  

The goal is to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.

I also want to mention the two foundations that my friends started. Dawn founded the Augme Foundation and Andria the Speakeasy Media Foundation.
My goal is to raise $1,052. The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 26, on the grounds of Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. It is sponsored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

I will be 52 that day. Praise God for His mercy.

If you'd like to support me in my efforts to raise money for this cause to end breast cancer,  please make a donation using this FirstGiving site I created. (Or, if you'd prefer, you can donate directly using this link: http://www.karmanos.org/app.asp?id=1000&ssec= .

If you're not sure how much to give, may I suggest $5 or $10 per kilometer? I am doing 5k.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

God bless you,
Pam Perry
www.pamperry.org

P.S. The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and all donations are tax-deductable.  I

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Ministry Marketing Solutions by Pam Perry, PR Coach: My Digital Life Grows Up: Social Media for Social Good

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Why do we Sabotage our Dreams? | Topher Morrison




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25 Lessons for Life

by Marion Wright Edelman

  1. There is no free lunch. Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat and struggle for.
  2. Set goals and work quietly and systematically toward them.
  3. Assign yourself.
  4. Never work for just money or for power. They won't save your soul or build a decent family or help you sleep at night.
  5. Don't be afraid of taking risks or of being criticized.
  6. Take parenting and family life seriously and insist that those you work for and who represent you do.
  7. Remember that your wife/husband is not your mother/father or servant, but your partner and friend.
  8. Forming families is serious business.
  9. Be honest.
  10. Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important that the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
  11. Sell the shadow for the substance.
  12. Never give up!
  13. Be confident that you can make a difference.
  14. Don't ever stop learning and improving your mind.
  15. Don't be afraid of hard work or teaching your children to work.
  16. Slow down and live.
  17. Choose your friends carefully.
  18. Be a can-do, will-try person.
  19. Try to live in the present.
  20. Use your political and economic power for the community.
  21. Listen for "the sound of the genuine" within yourself and others.
  22. You are in charge of your own attitude.
  23. Remember your roots, your history, and the forebears' shoulder on which you stand.
  24. Be reliable. Be faithful. Finish what you start.
  25. Always remember that you are never alone.
  26.  
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Open Letter from my sister, Kim Jordan


See video at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1481095124/kim-jordan-uncommon#


Hello Everyone,

My name is Kim Jordan, and I was born to create music. I am blessed to wear many hats, Keyboardist, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Engineer, Educator and Minister.

I have been given the "gift of music." And, what is a gift? A gift is something that someone wants you to have, not because you are deserving of it, but simply because they want you to have it. I know I was given this God-given talent as a tool to convey God’s love and compassion to the world.

The CD project I would like to share with you, and would like your help with, is entitled Uncommon. This project mixes many forms of musical genres such as Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Gospel and others. The message behind the music is simple; “God Loves You Right Where You Are.” Uncommon speaks to those who are broken in spirit, those who are wounded, and, most importantly, those who feel like giving up. This project was divinely designed to lift your spirit and move your soul.

 I don’t feel as if I personally wrote any of the 12 cuts on the project; but, rather, was used as a conduit as each song was downloaded into me to purposely speak to those who are desperately hurting.

Several years ago, I was in a truck accident that caused me to lose a significant amount of my playing ability. I thought my musical career was over, BUT GOD, had other plans for me. He wasn’t finished with me, just like He’s not finished with you.

What I have come to realize is that with every Test, Trial and Tragedy, there is also Triumph! You can’t really have a testimony until there is a test. That accident was my test, but the fruit that has come forth from that accident is a major part of my triumph. God has restored my playing ability, but He has also given me a new mandate and mission.

I believe that one of the reasons that I’m still on the planet is to share with everyone that will listen the message that no matter how bad things may seem, you are loved, you are not forgotten, you still have purpose, value, significance and destiny.

In other words, “Giving Up” is not an option because God himself wants you to know, “He’s Not Finished With You Yet!” The Uncommon CD project is full of life-giving songs of encouragement.

Two years ago, my only brother, Anthony got sick and subsequently died. As I was still grieving, I felt a tremendous urgency to complete Uncommon. I told my business partner and recording engineer of 30 years, Wendell Williamson, that I was ready to resume working on the Uncommon CD project.

Unfortunately, the very next day I received a call that Wendell was in the hospital and within a month’s time, Wendell died. Within 6 months, my musical mentor, Jazz Poet, Gil Scott Heron, also passed away. I’m sharing these stories with you to let you know that Life has dealt all of us some pretty hard blows, and, to be honest, many times I too felt like giving up and walking away.

It was during this period that my production company (Prosounity Music Entertainment, LLC) ran out of resources to complete this project. This is why I am asking for your support.

I am ½ way through the project. As a Producer, I’m aware of the cost involved in producing a quality project from start to finish. For me, asking for money or help with anything is quite humbling; and I am truly humbled by this experience. But, I believe that God uses people to help people; so, I am humbly reaching out to you to help me help others by supporting my efforts to finish the Uncommon Gospel Jazz CD project.

 I am confident you will be pleased, others will be blessed and God will be glorified as a result of your pledges.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to sincerely say “THANK YOU,” and I pray God will richly bless you.
Kim


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Kim Jordan: Uncommon by Kim Jordan — Kickstarter

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vicki Yohe - Because Of Who You Are


Oh of my favorite songs!

Many people give up too quickly. And it is for that very reason, they experience little success. Winning in life is not a matter of fate, chance or luck. Rather, it is the result of learning and living by specific principles, principles which are from time memorial, and just as true today as they were when they were first written and given to mankind by the Creator of the universe.

Each of these principles are in The Holy Bible. And even though many inspirational and motivational speakers may not want admit it publicly, it is a proven fact that Almighty God is the One Who instituted the principles which guarantee success, and a life of lasting value.

One of these principles is a major key to winning in life, and that is the principle of persistence, staying with a project or goal until you get what you are after. Sounds simple, right? And yet, this is where most people are defeated. The old saying, "Quitters never win," is not just a saying. It is a fact. Learn how to persist and you will reveal to yourself and the world that you are a winner.

How can we develop the ability to persist and persevere? Here are some things we can do:

1. Ensure that your goals are not opposing the Will of Almighty God, and that they will not bring harm to mankind. You cannot carry out a plan that is offensive to God or that hurts people, and experience true success. Your seeming, but temporary success will prove vain and short-lived. Evil will always catch up with the person involved in and deceived thereby.

2. Ensure that your goals are workable, and that you have placed the order of the steps you need to take to get to your goals in proper sequence. If your goals look too hard or impossible to carry out, it will over-whelm your mind and you will find excitement leaving and fatigue setting in. Your mind will get dis-interested and unfocused, because your plans are not set properly, or thought out well enough.

3. Realize that hard times and times of disappointment will come. That comes with the package. And to be honest with you, the hard places are where character is developed and brought to maturity. Difficult situations or people will either make the man or woman out of you that you need to be to handle the level of responsibility which comes with success, or will stop you dead in your tracks from pursuing your goals and dreams.

4. Keep the picture in front of you of your goal fulfilled or realized. Just keep imaging what your life can and will be like when you have reached your mark.

5. Seek the advise of informed persons who may be able to give you some wisdom. Make sure the person you ask for counsel is successful and speaking to you from his or her wealth of experience.

6. Pray. Remember that the Lord promised He will direct your path if you acknowledge Him. Yes, there is a God. Get acquainted with Him.

7. Just stay at it, pursuing your dream, day by day. YOU CAN DO IT. YOU CAN BE IT, YOU CAN HAVE IT. So, NEVER QUIT.


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Live)



Watch Whitney Houston singing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" with Kelly Price during her last performance this past week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0pIv4mpGQt8

What Do People REALLY Want?

I ask this question often because as a publicist working with authors, speakers, business owners and the like – they all yearn for something. Besides money…. it goes deeper than that.
I have a theory, which I test by people watching and social media observations, that people basically want four things:
1. Be known. They want fame. They want “rock star” fame actually. Most people dream of being recognized on the street and having fans ask for their autograph. They want their pictures on the front of magazines (not Tabloids) and seen on TV – and heard on radio. They secretly dream of being so famous that they can go anywhere and get “star” treatment.
2. Be rich from one “big” thing. We all need money to survive – that’s a given. But the driving force behind most people is to be RICH doing what they love. Everyone wants to be paid well by having their “idea, product, service” so in demand that it makes them stupid rich. Like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, where they don’t EVER have to worry about money. Cash flow is always positive and their barns are always overflowing. Most business owners strive daily to be so wealthy that they don’t have to “work.” Only when they choose to.
3. Be powerful and have influence. People want the kind of power where they move “to the front of the line” and be allowed in VIP places because of their status. People hunger for the kind of power where they can set trends and have their words quoted often in newspapers and magazines. Most want the “thought leader” position. Kinda like Seth Godin. He’s an author/blogger that speaks on marketing. And just about anything he says is “gold” and is retweeted hundreds and hundreds of time. Basically, just his random thoughts – but they are weighted by the world as REMARKABLE. Now that’s power. He can command a bunch a money to speak too by the way.
4. Have the “Good” life. People want cash, cars and a career that esteems them to “rock star rich” category. People want the easy life. They want fun. They want favor. They want freedom. The Good Life is filled with good friends too. People who love them. People also want health and beauty. The Good life looks a certain way. It looks like “Red Carpet” everyday. People who want the Good Life may appear vain or shallow – but really all they want is to look good, feel good and have good people around them to affirm them.
Yes, basically people want (no, need) public AFFIRMATION. Now, this is different from being “known” or having power/influence. Affirmation is really having people like you and speak will of you. People want to be heard, recognized and seen in positive light. It’s almost like being high school. People want to fit in and be liked – or at least thought well of. You’d think adults would grow out of this – nope. Take a look at social media – it’s like a popularity contest. People striving to be seen, heard, acknowledged – and given a “thumbs up.”
facebook like
WOW. People want to be “liked” so badddddddddd. More like Junior High instead of high school.
Now, don’t get me wrong. There is nothing WRONG with wanting to be known, rich, have power, have the good life and have people like you and affirm you.

What’s crazy is wanting it – and NOT willing to work for it!!!

I love the saying, “You see my glory, but you don’t know my story.” People who have all the above paid some dues. The bigger the success – the more sacrifices they had to make.
An “overnight” success usually takes about ten years.

So, what does it require in order to be a SUPER STAR:

1. Talent or at least passion
2. Courage. To be brave and not CARE about what people say or think.
3. Commitment. To be willing to sacrifice some sleep, some money and more to make it.
4. Discipline. You want the “easy, fun” life but you can’t be lazy and undisciplined. You’ll never get there.
5. Faith. You have to have an unwavering faith and belief in GOD. Depending on God is really the key to success. He is the Creator and if you follow His road map, success is guaranteed.
6. Education. You have to have information in order to live life on the next level. Either you learn from school or from self-study methods. Most successful people are AVID readers.
7. Support. Having a loving support system is key. Whether it is your family or a BFF like Oprah’s Gayle. Having several key people in your corner is all that is needed to propel most. (Could this be why theCoaching industry is booming?)
8. Sales skills. Yes, you must have GREAT sales ability and not afraid to speak and put yourself out there! Be masterful at networking and marketing. This will take you to the head of the class every time.
So, what do people really want: To Be a Superstar! Hey, it is possible – especially if you are willing to do the work and not just wishing and wanting. Do something.

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Pam Perry, is a PR Coach and Social Media Strategist, follow her on Twitter or visit her online brand atwww.about.me/pamperry
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And Still I Rise (video) in Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, my favorite poem by Maya.



Hope is patient expectation and eager anticipation.

Not excitement. Even though we are excited when we hope. In Proverbs 10:28, it says “The hopes of the godly result in happiness…” But excitement can waver. Hope is to be placed in God’s unchanging hand. We are to completely rely and depend on Him. And hope gives us courage (Job 11:18) so that we are not afraid, worrying or fretting about things out of our control.

Now, I know that true hope is: complete assurance of victory through God. In Romans, it says, “…Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we HOPE for what we do not yet have, we wait patiently for it.”

RISE. You have HOPE. Believe. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lost Generation? HOPE for 2012

Keep the faith. Believe in our children. Mentoring matters!

Remember, With GOD all things are possible.

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. ~Larry Bird

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Friday, January 20, 2012

12 Ways to Excel in 2012 ....and 12 Reminders to Keep it Moving




This is a good companion to my post 12 Ways to Excel in 2012








 I got this nugget from Google +   (try it, if you haven't ...it's some amazing stuff over there!)




Apparently these are 12 things that happy people do.


 I generally think of myself as a happy person, but this is a good reminder.






1. Express gratitude.
2. Cultivate optimism.
3. Avoid over-thinking and social comparison.
4, Practice acts of kindness.
5. Nurture social relationships.
6. Develop strategies for coping. 
7. Learn to forgive.
8. Increase flow experiences. 
9. Savor life’s joys. 
10. Commit to your goals. 
11. Practice spirituality. 
12. Take care of your body.



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Saturday, January 14, 2012

John 3:16 Ad Airs During NFL Playoffs


It was such a blessing to see the John 3:16 commercial aired today during the Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots NFL Playoff game.

In case you missed the ad, here it is:

Last year, a John 3:16 super bowl ad was refused a spot before the nation’s largest TV viewing audience because it contained too much “religious doctrine,” according to FOX.

However, the commercial does not feature a preacher, sermon or Bible.

It offers a question: “John 3:16, what’s that mean?” and a simple answer, “Look it up.”

Sadly, we seem to be moving towards a day where any mention of God is rejected or censored, even in a commercial with a guy holding a glass of beer.

Are we really concerned about not offending other religions, or simply forgetting the one true God who’s favor makes our freedom possible?

Let’s hope NBC has more courage this year.

What do you think?



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