CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL
Out of the night that covers me,
Dark as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning's of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
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I often think of all my old friends and I decided that someone should help today's kids. I see all their beautiful faces on the news or on the streets and my heart goes out to them.
Like Bob Marley said, So Much Trouble!
I think about Peace in America.
I know that many people are definitely taking a beating out there.
I got really upset, when I read in the Jersey Journal about a 20 year old guy killing another 20 year old guy, Over $200!
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I'm shocked. I keep reading that people are using PCP (Phencyclidine). That's a totally disgusting drug! I bet those bath salts are awful too. These kinds of chemicals will only get you sick (and crazy too).The Jersey Journal Hudson County, NJ
Gunfire Hits Two People
The Jersey Journal Map Of Homicides 2008. Click on a place-mark on the map for more information about the murder. See how they're all clustered in certain areas. This Is Why They Call It A Ghetto! Jersey Journal Hudson County Murder Map for 2008
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Jersey City Man Shot At More Than 25 Times Dies From Bullet That Entered His Back! Jersey Journal/Hudson County Saturday, August 06, 2011 by Jean-Pierre Mestanza
The 12:17 a.m. incident began at Ocean and Winfield Avenues.
Late night shooting in Jersey City leaves 21-year-old dead, officials say
You Gotta Be Trying To Kid Me!
What really annoys me, if when people don't listen!
A 21-year-old Jersey City man was found lying on the sidewalk dead of an apparent gunshot wound after police responded to a report of a shooting near Ocean and Pearsall Avenues.
What's going on! You Guys know better than to live like this. I know where these streets are. I used to wait on Ocean Ave. to get the bus to the Mall. I felt that safe there 5 years ago! Yeah I knew there was some violence but from what I've been reading here in the Jersey Journal, you are all killing yourselves and each other. I don't know you personally, but I probably went to school with your Grandmothers!
And if you're reading this, you know that everything I say is all true and that I am giving you all the best advice anyone ever gave you! Go to Bayonne, ask about Georgia! Watch eyes roll. You don't even need a last name, they'll know who you mean!
Stop the violence now! Bad drugs, fools, you get mad at somebody and shoot them, but you don't get mad at the garbage drugs out there on the street, and continue to buy and take them like sheep, and you also go for buying those cheap second hand, go off in a second guns!
Let me think, If I Can Remember, Oh yeah, guns, bad drugs, alcohol, being 21 and uneducated = A Lethal Combination! Stop and think about what I'm saying. I know, I was 21 too, a long time ago, before the mind control!
CARTERET, New Jersey
A 19-year-old Carteret resident set to graduate from the borough high school was shot and killed on his front steps late Tuesday night, his family said. Carteret Teenager Is Fatally Shot In Front Of Home
This Is Too Sad!
Something has to be done to educate at risk youth that violence is not the answer!
First Rule-Isolate The Victim!
Only two results from violence.
1. Somebody gets dead!
2. Somebody goes to jail for life!
Why, is the question I ask myself, do twenty year old's and younger, just want to throw their lives away?
What really gets me mad is that they are seduced into all the craziness by synthetic drugs, like prescription medications, heroin and crack cocaine, (which is really street meth with some coke mixed in to make it taste like coke)! And Or Alcohol, another mind numbing drug that causes a person to lose their senses! Please don't even bother with this trash! Pills Kill It's all poison!
Even real cocaine is distilled using kerosene. So unless you wanna go live in Colombia and chew on coca leaves, forget it.
Also, the heroin's synthetic! Probably cut with crushed up pharmaceutical painkillers! None of which, I would give to an animal I love.
Don't do drugs, or drink alcohol either, (another quick way to kill yourself or someone else)! They're garbage and a waste of time. And not needed to have fun.
note to dealers
As I wrote This War In The Ghetto; I Knew In My Heart That Even The Toughest Guys Would Agree That, All The Kids Coming Up, Deserve A Chance At A Normal Life!
You should all, be investing your money in buying and selling real estate There's still plenty of it out there going really cheap.
I know lot's of people out there have brains, just no education or opportunity! Make your own opportunity.
I'm old enough to remember real drugs. Which themselves are terrible in the toll they take on user's lives.
You're all getting beat double, buying this synthetic garbage. Maybe it costs a penny to make and it Kills double. Either by outright overdose, or because it makes the user crazy.
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Take my word, Don't even smoke reefer (Pot, Blunts, etc). It Is A Very Addictive Drug, Like Tobacco, If you smoke it Once, You will get Psychologically Hooked For Life Very Expensive. You'll end up working just to support your reefer habit. Please Don't Even Try It*
Check this out. This guy went to all this trouble to support his reefer habit. Now he's in big trouble! Bayonne pharmacy tech charged with stealing prescription drugs by Matthew McNab/The Jersey Journal Sunday June 03 2012
And if you insist on smoking pot; please, don't use a butane lighter! Butane lighters are not meant to be used like that. You're sucking in a ton of butane lighting a pipe or joint with it. Use Matches! In fact I wouldn't even use a butane lighter for cigarettes. More Poison!
Get yourself a pizza and soda, or a burger and fries. Go to a movie, buy yourself something you've been wanting. Do something that's real fun! You'll enjoy it much better than getting beat out of your money half the time too. Save your money. Don't throw it away.
Besides reefer doesn't get you high.
All it will do is make you nervous and dumb enough not to be even able to walk around safely. It's seriously physically dangerous, and like booze you can't drive a car. There really is no such thing as high.
Street and prescription drugs only make you very sick and can kill you the first time you try them.
You Are Already High!
Youth Is Being Naturally High.
It Does Not Get Any Better Than A Healthy Body and Mind and all those Fabulous Hormones pumping through you! Drugs and alcohol only diminish your health and don't get anyone High. Saying They Do Is Just A Big Lie Told By The Oppressor To Keep People Down.
People on drugs and alcohol, don't compete for resources or anything else either!
I figured I'd give you the Free 411 on what I think society is doing to everyone. Also there really is a free 411-(directory information) telephone number It's 1-800-373-3411 There's a commercial, but it's free. The phone co charges about $1.25 for information after one uses, the like two they give free each month.
I'm 62 years old. I can remember and know history going back over 100 years.
I Love People! I've met good people and bad people, but the good people really outnumber the bad ones. It's Time For All The Good People In The World To Unite Get Smart, Take Control of Their Lives!
Balance of Power
The rich would like to stay rich and pass the money on to their decedents. Unfortunately us poor folk don't fit into someone's plans.
Survival Of The Fittest
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
The rich know this and they teach it to their children. But every time a rumor that education could be the key to success in life gets out, it gets played down big time!
COLLEGE IS GOOD It is definitely easier than high school. Almost as easy as grammar school. REALLY, NO LIE!
But out there, it's like everybody's partying.
That's the big trap! DRUGS And they're not even real drugs.
The drugs of choice are prescription painkillers, crack, heroin, booze (alcohol), etc, or any drug the dealer has! These drugs are toxic enough alone. Mixed with alcohol they are a lethal combination! This is why 20 year old kids are shooting each other over a piece of turf in the ghetto instead of getting financial aid and scholarships and partying at a good college.
An especially good trick used; among the poor, is to convince them that a little bit of life is good.
But you know what, a whole lot of life, is way better!
Don't show them the bigger picture of how not being a fool gets you the big bucks in about 8 years.FREE COLLEGE=GOOD JOB=BIG BUCKS!
EDUCATION Is So Important To Getting The BEST OUT OF Life! If you are uneducated you cannot tap into the minds of great thinkers. You have less strategies to fight your way up with. Then, there's the brainwashing and mind control to take you out with if you are still making it without an education.
Don't believe everything all the celebrities tell you.
They really screwed my generation around in the sixties.
Glorifying Drugs and sex (another trap), while at the same time getting rich themselves.
"Tune in, Turn on, Drop out" how ridiculous was a statement like that? But it sounded good at the time. (If you get a professor like Timothy Leary in college, drop his class immediately)!
Nowadays College Is Free.
It's called Financial Aid and anyone who doesn't have a lot of money is eligible to get it. Also Scholarships are really easy to get. All you have to do is get half way decent marks in High School. Stay home at night, do some homework. Nobody has to be a genius to get into college nowadays.
Financial Aid Information for College Students Federal Student Aid, An Office of The U.S. Department Of Education How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
I remember as a teenager, in the winter freezing (literally), hanging out on street corners and there really wasn't anything going on! Just a bunch of teenagers hanging out on a street corner. I didn't know how easy scholarships were to get when I was a kid.
This is why I'm telling all of you. I don't want you to have to suffer, the way We did. Most of the kids I grew up with died young from drugs, alcohol and violence!
Divide and Conquer
That's What All The Gang Violence Is About You Take Each Other Out, for a faceless, nameless society.
Nowadays the cocaine is meth amphetamine and the heroin is synthetic. Really nasty stuff!
Chemical Formula consists of many ingrediants. Two toxic examples are:
C9H13N hydrochloride REALLY BAD ACID!
Sulfate, A type of Sulphar.
Do You Really Want To Take The Chance Of Putting This Kind Of Poison In Your Body Even Once?
Oh yeah, street meth amphetamine aka crystal meth, is more addictive and corrosive to the body than heroin.
Some of the ingredients used to make street meth. (All those little home laboratories)
Heet Gasoline Additive
Kitty Litter And some assorted, anything at all over the counter pharmaceutical drugs!
Oh man, am I really naive! I was upset when I thought they were just using pharmaceutical chemicals to make it! This is not a drug! It's Poison!
Meth is one of the few drugs I don't know too much about, except it will physically age your body twenty years beyond your chronological age!
There is no real cocaine or heroin out there. All U.S. borders are shut tight, incoming by homeland security.
Even if, you could get real cocaine.
You Wouldn't Want To Destroy Your Body With That Either.
DRUGS ARE A FAKE-OUT FROM JUMP STREET
Drugs are just another commodity like beer or tobacco, that people make money selling.
The Pharmaceutical companies have all those commercials about how this drug can make you healthy again, etc., etc., And then, like five years later, they're all being sued in these big class action lawsuits (their drugs hurt so many people).
Drugs Are A Trap! Drugs and Alcohol Are The Tools Of The Oppressor!
Educate yourself as to what kind of drugs you're getting even if it's a doctors prescription. They're full of salts and acids and all kinds of junk. They'll destroy your stomach. I know all about this kind of stuff from growing up in the sixties. I am the voice of experience!
Drugs are a commodity; so they become a type of currency, which in turn causes crime. Drugs are so extremely expensive that many people do have to turn to crime in order to support their habits. It's very sad how many beautiful young people are sitting in a jail cell because of drugs!
Please Don't Take Drugs Or Drink Alcohol, They Can Kill You The Very First Time You Try Them!
Alcohol (liquor, booze) will make you crazy and lose control. Drinking will definitely enhance your chances of being victimized.
You won't even know what you're doing! I'm not just saying this. IT'S TRUE.Drugs and alcohol keep you from thinking clearly! Bob Marley says "Them drugs gonna make you slow". FOR REAL!
They'll Keep you back in your best years. When you're young, strong and most productive! Keep you from catching up, if they don't eliminate you outright.
Drugs will distract you from getting the most out of life.
The drugs on the street nowadays are REAL BAD Being synthetic they make a person crazy, crazy, crazy! They also kill you quicker. Much stronger than natural drugs.
Don't believe the story that you can use drugs on a recreational basis. This has been a lie forever! Addiction isn't pretty. And it's not fun.
With opiates you just go to sleep. Hopefully not permanently!
With cocaine you just speed up. What's so much fun?
With LSD just makes you schizophrenic! What's fun about that?
Prescription drugs destroy the body and mind faster even, than the street drugs. If they contain Tylenol and you drink alcohol with them they can burn your liver up, right on the spot! ONE TIME No fun here!
So, in the immortal words of our Wonderful, (I never would have graduated without his help). old Bayonne High School Principal, Mr. O'Connor; who used to tell us over the intercom loud speakers Forewarned is Forearmed
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Doctors Without Borders
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Doctors Without Borders
This is a really good charity. They're tough too
I was reading on their Web Site how a group of them were being chased by guerrilla's somewhere in the world. These are good doctor's. Not like some on the street are; where a Second Opinion is always necessary!
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