Monday, December 10, 2012

For ♥All My Friends In New Jersey, New York And Everywhere♥

Or; It Ain't Over, Till It's Over! 

All New Totally Updated-Jersey City NJ Sues In Federal Court To Stop spectra's gas pipeline

Jersey City has filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington, D.C. a Petition for Review, challenging both FERC’s constitutionality as a regulatory agency and its approval of the Spectra pipeline. The move marks the next step in the city’s legal fight against the pipeline. Stop spectra's (Long-Haul Transportation), Gas Pipeline In NJ And NY!

Jersey City's long- standing Opposition to the spectra gas pipeline. There is no doubt the proposed line could imperil invaluable natural habitats, precious and diverse ecosystems, billions of dollars in economic infrastructure, and the more than a quarter million residents of Jersey City”. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy,
We have to stop spectra now! 

The proposed pipeline route; Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken and across the Hudson River, past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, within close proximity of the Holland Tunnel to Manhattan's West Village. 

We have to stop spectra now!

You know, I know someone's crazy to allow a gas transportation pipeline here.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP

spectra corporation and others like it are and have been claiming eminent domain all over the US. What a racket!

List of US National Historic Landmarks By State

spectra loses. spectra cannot claim eminent domain on Federally protected sites like this. Isn't this the reason for having Federally protected land?

No one can claim eminent domain regarding Federally designated Historical areas. They might try to pull that on the environmentalists. But that Federal Historical status, is set in stone

Only thing; in Jersey City, for spectra to enter along their proposed route, they would have to cross the historic Morris Canal, (filled in). This is not only, one of the areas totally destroyed by hurricane sandy, but it is a Federally Protected environmental area and is, also and a Federally Protected Historical Site National Register of Historic Places Official Website 

Even; after all the destruction and flooding from hurricane sandy, federal agencies are still, allowing spectra gas, to continue with their proposed pipeline! Jersey City agency grants easement to spectra energy; City Councilman objects December 05, 2012 by Terrence T McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Contact Your Government Officials Tell Them To Stop spectra gas pipeline in New Jersey and New York. Contact Elected Officials Call, e-mail, or mail U.S. state and federal elected officials and government agencies.

Hurricane Season The Weather Channel
 
I don't even want to imagine what a tidal surge wave storm like sandy would do to spectra's proposed pipeline! It's only placed a few feet underground.

(There was a link to a frequently asked questions page, but they took it off. Too damning. It might still be somewhere on the website). spectra operations  

question-Can crops be planted over a pipeline?
answer-Seasonal crops may be planted over the company's pipelines. While planting and tending the crops, you should take care in tilling and plowing not to damage the pipeline.

Thank You Mayor Healy!


hurricane sandy in Jersey City-Grundy Park low tide
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hurricane sandy-flooding in Jersey City


hurricane sandy floods Hoboken



News Tuesday December 11, 2012 A quarter-mile wide.gas line explosion on Interstate 77; creates an inferno north of Charleston, West Virginia. Natural gas line explodes in West Virginia by Kossack, Christian Dem in NC

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For ♥My Friends In Bayonne, (N.J)

I remember I used to walk past with my Mother, when I was a little girl and all of you used to say hi to me.

I also remember how they chased you out of town just because you were Gypsies. Then you came back and now you own the entire block, (both sides of the street). Good for you.


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Sunday, September 9, 2012

The DREAM Act We Won't Give Up! Please Call Or Contact Your Elected Officials

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On June 15 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would grant deferred action (a form of administrative relief from deportation) for certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as young children and meet certain criteria. Thank you Pres Obama.

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The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

[Updated Again] Stop Spectra's (Long-Haul Transportation), Gas Pipeline In NJ & NY!

For All My Friends In Little Italy  And All Over New York City And Jersey City Too
National Register Of Historic Places Listings On Manhattan's Islands

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Gandhi
Activists Needed Immediately!
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From The Statue Of Liberty
Stop Spectra! No Natural Gas Pipeline In New Jersey & New York, to transport spectra's gas.
  
Hurricanes; Another Good Reason, To Stop Spectra's Gas Pipeline!

Liberty State Park Area; Not, The Place For This Pipeline! Photos See slide show too.

Liberty State Park isn't just any kind of city park. It is part of the US Park And Forestry Service whose Parent Agency is, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Key environmental permits have been approved for the building of a 16-mile natural gas pipeline across portions of northern New Jersey and into New York City. December 02, 2011 Associated Press

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On June 08 2012, a state commission approved spectra energy’s proposal to run a section of the Houston energy giant’s controversial natural gas pipeline below ground in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Gas pipeline to be put under Liberty State Park in Jersey City NJ. spectra energy wins state approval Friday June 08 2012 by Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

The Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline from Linden to New York City, including a 15.5-mile stretch of 30-inch pipe that would travel the length of Bayonne and Jersey City before turning east near the Hoboken border and heading under the Hudson River, to Manhattan's West Village.

NO NO, NO, ABSOLUTELY, NO, gas pipeline Under Liberty State Park!

Judges; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please do not grant spectra corporation these pipeline permits.

The Jersey City, Hoboken, NJ/NY Harbor region should be protected from spectra corporation's attempts to extend their pipeline, that is against the best interests and wishes of these cities. Jersey City Mayor to President Obama: stop the Spectra Energy pipeline. Jersey Journal December 07, 2011 Contact the White House

Three important reasons to deny spectra's proposal:

1 The obvious reason, that the entire areas are way too densely populated.

2 New Jersey/New York Harbor; (where spectra wants to cross), is totally filled with Federally protected Historical Sites. Many of which, are very close to a National Monument, Our Statue Of Liberty!

3 The construction of spectra's gas pipeline would destroy the shoreline and natural environment; habitat, of New Jersey/New York Harbor's fish, marine life, birds and other animal populations for many generations, if not forever!

The entire New Jersey/New York Harbor from Liberty State Park's shore, across to Manhattan's West Village, (besides being filled with historical sites) is a fish estuary. Common species include bluefish, shad, striped bass and blue claw crabs.

Major Estuaries, Bays, and Rivers along the Northeast United States Coast Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation:

NJ/NY harbor is Part of an Department of Environmental Protection's Program that consists of, an enormous watershed encompassing a much larger area.

In 2011, HEP updated its geographic footprint to include the Hudson River watershed up to the Troy Dam, as well as the watersheds of the Raritan, Passaic, Hackensack Rivers in New Jersey. This watershed approach is much more in keeping with the way other major estuaries are managed.

Also; the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area of the Park; including Communipaw Cove, (36 acres), is a Nature Preserve and consists mainly of salt marsh, one of the few remaining tidal marshes of the Hudson River Estuary.

Please continue to read this post, for many more reasons why spectra's proposal was never a well thought out plan.

This is not an ordinary distribution, gas pipeline; the kind used in order to bring natural gas to homes, businesses and industries. This is; a long-haul, transportation pipeline!

As a transportation type pipeline; this means that, it will always have gas going through it, constantly, not, use a little pump a little more in like with domestic pipelines.

And the state, wants to allow spectra to run this pipeline through the streets of Jersey City!

Has everyone, gone totally crazy? Proposed extension of gas line through densely populated northeastern NJ, has critics Star-Ledger February 27, 2011

Pipeline Frequently Asked Questions Do we want to know the answers? Read please.

spectra corporation is trying to claim eminent domain in order to seize the land, where they want to build their pipeline in Jersey City.

When in effect; they won't be able to build their gas pipeline along this route using eminent domain as a ploy, because; in reality, the main part of the pipeline would be tearing through areas like, the Morris Canal, which is a Federally protected Historical Site,

Stop this Houston,Tx based company. originally from Canada, from ripping off Jersey City, Hoboken, New York City's Waterways and West Village!

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spectra cannot build their pipeline through Jersey City's neighborhoods.

An alternative route that spectra can use; is, when the Bayonne part of their pipeline reaches the City Line on Kennedy Blvd, it then needs to go around the back of Jersey City's Route 440, along its west side waterway Newark Bay.

Then, go north about 5 miles along the shore, following the water line in Newark Bay. And Then cross over from there or from Hoboken, to New York City. I would need maps to say where. I'm not an engineer. They get the big bucks to figure this kind of stuff out. Although; crossing over from this part of Jersey City or even as far as Hoboken, would still bring the pipeline to lower Manhattan, (Canal Street) and create the same environmental damage concerns.

Hoboken objects to spectra's proposed gas pipeline too. One can understand how they would not like it destroying their pristine NJ/NY Harbor! Hoboken, New Jersey

National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Hudson County, New Jersey ie Both the (43) Morris Canal and (51) Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island are listed as Protected Historical Sites. See link for more.

Ellis Island 1892 to 1924 America's "Golden Door"



Ellis Island, was the historical gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States.

Statue of Liberty National Monument The Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum are a popular tour activity for visitors to New York City.

And

Castle Garden From August 1, 1855 through April 18, 1890, immigrants arriving in the state of New York came through Castle Garden. America's first official immigrant examining and processing center, Castle Garden welcomed approximately 8 million immigrants.

Castle Garden; (Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton), was once a circular sandstone fort, located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, an exhibition hall, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island) and finally a national monument. 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-1996 (212) 344-7220
 
I wrote this post because; spectra energy corporation, makes me mad!

No one in Jersey City and Lower Manhattan wants the stupid pipeline.

I don't want it either. Especially in Lower New York/New Jersey Harbor or going through any of our towns and cities. I just put the pieces together here, to help my friends out. They always helped me a lot in my life!

These are, very populated areas and coincidentally, the proposed pipeline runs through many of the poorer sections of Jersey City.

Could this plan be any more stupid? Either the planning engineer is crazy or spectra's swindling New Jersey big time! Even I can figure this out.

I just sent this post to NJ Gov. Chris Christie and told him this too.

What a rip off all around!

Passion strikes and I fly! An infinite amount of small rebellions.

For the past two days; I've been dreaming
that tough guys are threatening me, but that someone comes and saves me each time.

Tonight I was dreaming that a guy saved me who looked a lot like the one in this picture .

Except I was calling him Larry or Lawrence, or something like that.

He just smiled at me, walked right in and walked me away. And no one said one word to him.

When I woke up; I remembered having seen (in my google research yesterday), that the shoreline area that surrounds Liberty State Park, etc, and all of NY/NJ harbor, itself, is, a natural fish estuary and habitat.

They're Playing My Song; Again! They've been playing it for me since 1977 and I keep listening♥



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Thursday, August 9, 2012

[Continually Updated] Links For Our ♥Marines All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

For My Father Sam Atkins * Jazz Age

My Father was a young man during "The Jazz Age", Roaring Twenties. And he sure could dance, sing and roar! He was a Leo after all, born in August.

Cab Calloway And Bill Robinson My Father's Best Friends; From, The Cotton Club,  NYC.

Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Bill Robinson And Their Cast Of Fabulous, Dancers and Musicians.
   
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My Father was born on Grand Street in New York City (Manhattan) 1893.

His Mother; Sarah, (my Grandmother), was a Orthodox Rabbi's Daughter. She and her family immigrated, from Latvia to New York City about 1880.

His Father; (my Grandfather), came all the way from Russia as a young man; all by himself, (he had a brother already living in Connecticut). Around the 1880's too.

I know he, (Nathan) and my Grandmother were married before 1888. Because he always said my Father's older Sister Florence, was born during the Great Blizzard of 88. Photos

They moved to Bayonne NJ; (where some of my Grandmother's relatives lived), when my Father was about 7 years old.

For My Father *Sam Atkins* Who Taught Me To Love Music And Always Said Better Late Than Never!

The guy in the picture isn't my Father. It's my cousin Sam Hock. He was so funny and he played the kazoo.

The woman at the bar is my Mother Mary (Jean, her nickname).

The following poem appeared on the editorial page of the Daily Princetonian. April, 1949

BALLAD OF THE BEER
Sammy's New York bar and grill
Is selling nickel beer.
Hurrah for Sammy, swill your fill.
And move your bar down here.
Sammy cut his price way down
The five-cent glass of cheer.
Oh leave that there ungrateful town,
Please move your bar down here.
Sammy, Sammy, save the day,
Our throats are growing sore,
Those G. I. checks are a month away,
So bring that bar down here.
Sammy, also bring your bock,
The other boys may sneer,
But we'll not buy their watered stock,
If you move your bar down here.
Sammy Atkins, you're our man,
You've nothing bad to fear.
We'll disregard the picket ban,
When you move your bar down here.
Sam, you know, a five-cent glass
has never had a peer;
The price will take the place of class.
Come on, move your bar down here.

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For My Grandparents Sarah Saiewitz and Nathan Atkins. The nicest people one might ever meet!

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Although Cab Was A Brilliant and Loving Man, people back in the 1930's, didn't know how harmful drugs were, when he used to sing so lightly about them.

Funny story: My Father was a Fireman in the 1930's and 40's and he was the President of The Bayonne Fireman's Benevolent Association.

He used to run shows for the Firemen and Police at our DeWitt, Movie Theater.

Cab used to come over and do shows all the time. The Cops And Firemen Loved Cab and his music!
  
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Updated 3/21/15 *War In The Ghetto*


Invictus
Unconquered
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)

*******

♥To Pat And Her Family♥ Friends Way Back When, Friends Now, Friends Forever
Love and Peace ga
In Memory of Hope, Phillip, James, Debbie, Jude and Everyone Else, Gone Way Before Their Time♥ 

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War In The Ghetto 2*


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! "Chump, Change."


FYI
NJ Penalties for Unlicensed Possession of a Handgun, Pistol or Revolver

A conviction for possession of a handgun without a carry permit is a Second Degree crime.
A Second Degree Offense carries, jail or prison time of between 5 and 10 years!

Additionally
, a conviction for this charge falls within the Graves Act.

The Graves Act imposes a period of parole ineligibility that an individual serve in jail before they are eligible for parole.

NJ Penalties for Possession of a knife, is a fourth degree crime and conviction on this one count alone. carries a jail sentence of 18 months.


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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.


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 Juvenile Collateral Consequences Project; is an endeavor undertaken by the American Bar Association, to document and analyze the significant hardships experienced by youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system


These hardships, known as collateral consequences affect youth who have successfully completed a sentence imposed by the court. The hardships include barriers to education, employment, and public benefits.

Beyond the Sentence - Understanding Collateral Consequences


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The Jersey Journal Map Of Homicides. 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-2008


Jersey Journal Hudson County Murder Map-2013


What really annoys me; i
s, when people don't listen!

example: 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 10 years ago!

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!

If you're reading this, you should realize 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!  

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 young and uneducated = A Lethal Combination! 


Stop and think about what I'm saying. I know, I was young once too. A long time ago, before the mind control!


Mind Control
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!


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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.
You Gotta Be Trying To Kid Me!

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 young people, that violence is not the answer!


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.


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.


Sixty-One Percent of All Prison Inmates Are African-American

Twenty Per-Cent Caucasian
18 Per-Cent Hispanic
And One Per-Cent Other Nationalities

Don't End Up In The Youth House!

Former Inmate Youth Prison Was Hell!
Carthage, TX (Walnut Grove / Riderville)
Walnut Grove Public Records Resources & Searches

Or In A Place Like

Rahway (East Jersey State Prison) Rahway Prison

OR

Sing Sing Prison

OR Any Other Prisons, Either!


Why?

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Just The Links Man. Well Almost! ♥Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans♥

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! They don't call it dope for nothing.


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 Federal 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'm telling all of you this, because 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!


pharmaceutical amphetamine

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)


Anhydrous Ammonia


Lacquer Thinner


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.
Crack Cocaine-wikipedia

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 AlcoholAre, 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, 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 acetaminophen and you drink alcohol with them they can burn your liver up, right on the spot! ONE TIME, No fun here!


In the immortal words of our Wonderful, old, Bayonne High School Principal, Mr. O'Connor; (who used to tell us over the intercom loud speakers), "A Word to the Wise is Sufficient." And "Forewarned is Forearmed." I never would have graduated without his help.


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For *Jan Who Taught Me Love For The Dance*


The Three Strikes Law Should Have Been Abolished, Years And Years Ago!
Every crime should be judged on it's own circumstances. Not; Oh you got busted three times for being stupid, so now you go to jail for life! That's not justice!

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