Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Rolling Chairs In Atlantic City, NJ ☆In Honor Of Black History Month☆

Real African American Heroes

Atlantic City's First Rolling Chairs

My Parents and I, used to go to Atlantic City all the time when I was young, (1950's and 60's). I had Cousins who lived there.

My Cousin Roy and I used to ride on the rolling chairs together every time I visited. (The more modern ones that Roy and I used to ride on were open in the front and on the sides).

Roy was one of the nicest young people I've ever met. He was grown up when he was 11. Roy didn't fight with a girl the way most boys did.

Everyone on the boardwalk knew and loved, my Cousin Roy, he used to run errands for them all.

We had such a good time on the rolling chairs and I remember the middle aged African American Men who used to push them from one end of the Boardwalk to the other! African-American Workers Crucial To Atlantic City's Rise by Kathleen O'Brien/The Star-Ledger February 24 2012

The Atlantic City Boardwalk was so beautiful back then! I remember the Steel Pier And Salt Water Taffy. The Planters Peanut Store, Mr. Peanut walking around, The pigeons who would eat peanuts out of your hand, Ripley's little museum on the Steel Pier, The Diving Horse, cotton candy, candy apples, The salt water taffy store and so much more. But riding on the rolling chairs with my Cousin Roy was the best!

These are my memories of Atlantic City.

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Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City NJ
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We've Got To Tell The Children The Truth! Stephen Marley

This is loud so you might want to turn your sound down.

Mind Control
by me

First Rule
Isolate the Victim.

Second Rule

Convince them that they like it.
Oh No, Stockholm Syndrome!

Third Rule
Recruit and Convince Accomplices.

Fourth Rule

Argue with the victim.

Fifth Rule

Leave occasionally (randomly but consistently).

Sixth Rule

Beat the victim occasionally physically or emotionally, threaten often!
Demoralize them to the point that they believe anything you tell them as truth!

Seventh Rule

Never let the victim forget you are (supposedly), superior to them.

Eighth Rule
Pretend Nothing's Going On.

WHY? My theory is

Free 411-(directory information) telephone number It's 1-800-373-3411 There's a commercial but it's free. Local phone companies charge up to $1.25 per information call, after the 2 free ones per month).

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, Well Almost. ♥New And More Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans♥ [Updated]

There are 72 million children out of school across the world!
That's more than all the children that are primary school across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia combined. The world has the opportunity to ensure that every child has an education, and the chance to beat poverty.
1GOAL: Education for All

World leaders have the power, the resources, and the knowledge to achieve education for all.

1GOAL will be asking all leaders to make Education for All a reality. In order for us to achieve our 1GOAL we need your help and your support.

I Support 1GOAL, Education For All And Call On World Leaders To Provide Education For 69 Million Children By 2015

Love, Peace☮ And Justice,

The Three Strikes Law Should Have Been Abolished, Years And Years Ago!
Every crime should be judged on it's own!

Not; Oh you got busted three times for being stupid, so now you go to jail for life! That's not justice!

Friday, February 24, 2012

[Updated 1/7/13] Mountaintop Removal, Strip And Longwall Mining, Gas Fracking,

Are - An American Tragedy!
For My Uncle Timothy Murphy
My First Muse, WWII Veteran
Coal River Mountain Watch FB The mission of Coal River Mountain Watch is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining.

Coal River Mountain is a small non-profit working in communities affected by the irresponsible practices of the coal industry in Southern West Virginia.

Just because the US coal companies have already totally gutted the Appalachia's doesn't mean they're stopping. How do they all sleep at night? Blowing the Tops Off Mountains

Important new study details mountaintop removal coal mining’s huge carbon footprint

Gotta Stop Hunger And Poverty Children of the Mountains Struggle to Survive
Meet the Children of the Mountains

Central Appalachia Has Up To Three Times The National Poverty Rate

The Last Mountain provided by Kossack eff

Appalachian Region Missions, Inc. 
P.O. Box 33
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone (901) 409-5876
Fax (662) 895-5876

The Spirit Of Appalachia, Neighbor Helping Neighbor

Appalachian Region Missions distributes 2 1/2 million pounds of food, new shoes, new clothing, personal products, building material and other products necessary for daily living, each year.

Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining is one of America’s worst environmental crimes!

Every day, across Appalachia, the coal industry literally blows the tops off the mountains: clear-cutting forests, wiping out natural habitats and poisoning rivers and drinking water. Not only are these mountains lost forever, but the heritage and the health of families across the region are being sacrificed. For a mere 7 percent of the nation’s coal, the tradeoff does not add up!

Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans Just The Links Man,

Food Pantry Locator Select A State

Food and Drug Administration A to Z Subject Index
The FDA wikipedia

Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides


Multinational Monitor

USDA Approved Monsanto Alfalfa Despite Warnings of New Pathogen Discovered in Genetically Engineered Crops Truth Out February 25 2011

Contact Elected Officials Here Tell them No gas fracking and to Stop Destroying Our Environment! i e British Petroleum Oil Spill (BP) And Continuing Implications Of Adverse Effects On Environment.

Gotta Stop spectra energy! [Updated Again] Stop Spectra's (Long-Haul Transportation), Gas Pipeline In NJ & NY! For ♥All My Friends In New Jersey And New York♥

Note To President Obama
From A Jersey Girl!

Gotta Stop Gas Fracking In Our Beautiful Untouched Pennsylvania Farmland. Oh yeah and they plan on gas fracking; in many other states too, for the next 30 plus years, (or until they run out of land to destroy)!

No gas fracking gov corbett! None at all! Not anywhere! E-mail Pennsylvania governor's office
- tom corbett, governor Tell him that the people of Pennsylvania want him to stop all the gas fracking in operation immediately and not to allow any more! 

Gotta Stop Strip Mining Here And In Canada's Pristine Forests (which is literally what trans canada, is doing)!

Alberta-Canada; is, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the US state of Montana to the south.

NO tar sands! Here In The US And In Canada! Save Canada's Boreal Forests!

Defend Our Coast Community [Facebook] Say No to tar sands pipelines and tankers on Canada's precious west coast!

Defend Our Coast Rallies Photos

The Battle To Stop Enbridge! video From Tar Sands to Tankers. Save Our Planet It's The Only Home We Have!

There's more to this tar sands issue, than just what we see in our US Newspapers.
Gotta Keep tar sands out of British Columbia too!

No more tar sands pipeline; no more strip mining, and no more gas fracking, Not Anywhere, Not Ever, None!

Gotta Stop longwall mining, it is the most brutal technology yet employed to extract coal from underground quickly and cheaply. A hulking shearer, the longwall machine chews the coal seam and leaves the ground to cave in.

Gotta Stop The proliferation of nuclear power plants and weapons! Atomic Power Review Fukushima Update

Nuclear Aftershocks FRONTLINE Video travels to three continents to explore the debate about nuclear power: Is it safe? What are the alternatives? And could a Fukushima-style disaster happen in the U.S.? January 17 2012  on PBS

Hope Creek, NJ nuclear reactor

Gotta Stop Greenhouse Warming-warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere greenhouse warming - warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth"

Gotta Stop
The destruction of the Amazon and other Rain Forests! Rainforest Facts:

Gotta Stop Destroying The Ozone Layer, by continuing to use fossil fuels, coal and gas! Repairing The Ozone Layer

Gotta Stop off shore drilling for oil and gas!
(BP) British Petroleum Oil Spill And Continuing Implications Of Adverse Effects On Environment

Gotta Stop The war on wolves in Alaska and other places! State of Alaska attempts to steamroll federal management of National Wildlife Refuge Defenders of Wildlife

Campaign To Save America's Wolves 

Another Tragedy, what they've done to America's cities! War In The Ghetto NJ Law Unlicensed Possession of A Handgun Carries A Prison Sentence of 5 to 10 Years

I'm sure there's more that I forgot.

Fracking Hell The Untold Story

Nov 5, 2010 Director of the documentary "GAS LAND" Josh Fox appeared on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show Countdown.

addendum: Actually, Pres Obama has been taking environmental protection actions. I just read about some of them in this diary, Why I Vote For Democrats: Democrats ♥ Our National Parks by Kossack, JaxDem

Can Canada's Pristine Boreal Forest Be Saved By Conservation? by David Sassoon, InsideClimate News

Wild Notebook A Wilderness Paddle by Kossack, Polly Syllabic for Backyard Science Sun Mar 04 2012
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✔ *Gotta Stop keystone. Notice how they want to run it down some of America's last untouched wilderness!
xl pipeline cancelled. Thank You President Obama For Completely Cancelling the xl pipeline. Saying no and that's final! Green America Applauds President Obama’s Rejection of keystone xl pipeline

Anti-Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit Coming link provided by Kossack, Barbara Morrill Mon Oct 31, 2011

The Tar Sands Pipeline to Hell: 1% of GigaDeath by Kossack, RandW
Tue Sep 06, 2011

Tar Sands Protest Spreading  by Kossack, Bill McKibben for DK GreenRoots Tue Aug 30, 2011

Pipeline Fighter David Daniel Debates TransCanada Rep in Kansas by Kossack, Ben Gotschall Tue Aug 30, 2011

Stop Tar Sands...The Big Scheme  by Kossack, beach babe in fl

Peace And Justice

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Remember Jackson Avenue Jersey City!

In Memoriam February 11th, 2012 Rest In Peace Whitney We All Love You And Will Miss You A Lot!

The Communipaw Avenue Block Association CABA is a group of concerned residents and business owners working to restore the Jersey City Lafayette area to a clean, healthy, safe and drug free environment. Bergen-Lafayette, is between Greenville to the south and McGinley Square to the north. It also borders Liberty State Park and Downtown to the east and the West Side. wikipedia

The Homeless Social Network CityRoof connects homeless people with each other, services, and people who care.

When I was about 5 years old my Mother used to take me shopping on Jackson Ave, in Jersey City NJ. It was beautiful, a thriving business community. Now it's a hellish slum! I have nightmares about being on Jackson and Ocean Avenues late at night! War In The Ghetto Somebody has to help these kids!

She also used to take me shopping on Broad Street in Newark, NJ. Broad Street was beautiful too, stores everywhere! Now; crime, drugs, alcohol. There's a bar on every corner in America's cities! (Voice of Experience here, bar owner's daughter).

Newark to break ground on long-awaited Teachers Village by Sarah Portlock
The Star-Ledger February 09, 2012.
I haven't researched the controversy about "charter schools". But this looks like an excellent opportunity for the City of Newark.

Back in the 1960's, I went to a public grammar school like this Excel Academy! Not so much fun, but equal curriculum. I lived in the suburbs of South NJ, a growing community. We had a brand new Junior/Senior High School!

I guess it's all about who's running the school, curriculum, etc. While emphasis should be placed on improving our cities public schools, I think in a large city like Newark, some charter schools are appropriate. (Although; I don't see the need for more than just a few, in smaller cities like Jersey City).

But definitely, not schools owned by large corporations like they want to do in

Since 1 in 5 Charter Schools fail; handing public schools over to big business, the people who have already destroyed our economy, seems counter-productive!

Now all we have to do is get rid of the street drugs, the guns and the booze!

I know prescription drugs! Short version

I got hurt in 2000 and had the worst doctors in the world! Medicare and Medicaid are pretty much worthless!

After 3 neck and shoulder MRI's They ran up over $20,000 in Medicaid (alone) costs 15%. Medicare paid the other 85%, not included in the above total! I know; because, besides the fact I had to act as my own lawyer, social security made me pay $5,000 of the Medicaid costs, back out of a meager settlement I'd gotten.

I didn't know you had to make an immediate police report if injured. Then immediately go to, (or better, be brought to the hospital by ambulance).

Even if you don't think your injured you probably are. Injuries are hard to spot unless one is a doctor. Then one must make a police report and see a Lawyer within the hour, in fact you can make a police report right at the hospital. That's one reason why the Cop is always there.

Prescription drugs, (of any kind, tranquilizers and antidepressants, are amongst the very worst), and are totally mind numbing and very dangerous! Just because a doctor prescribes a drug doesn't mean it's safe. Unfortunately, some people have to take prescription drugs. But I wouldn't, forget recreationally. I wouldn't take any of that over the counter stuff either!

I definitely wouldn't mix any of them with alcohol or other drugs without expecting disaster! I'm 62 and I've been around. I had the best shrink in New York City (for over a year). Hi Jack

Back to 2000

One codeine I finally got the third dr. to prescribe made me so edgy a baby crying ten aisles away in a grocery store made me crazy!

The first dr gave me the opiate mixed with over the counter medicine, didn't touch the pain of a torn rotators cuff and whiplash! These are the most common on the street. And you know some will drink with them.

The second dr; almost a year later, gave me vicadan, (another toxic one), drink with it and lose your liver, probably be in a stupor too!

I told this butcher dr. I had an allergic reaction, My skin turned bright red and I had a burning feeling. I was still very red when I saw the dr a day or two later, I told him about my bad reaction, and he told me, "take tylenol". I said I'm allergic to Tylenol and he said, "then take nothing". This was the Orthopedic dr who did my MRI's! He refused to give me anything and I had no medication at all for almost a year!

The third dr almost killed me with the Duragesic Patch mixed with ibuprofen I think. (It was only 25mg. the next to weakest one too). I was very sick and my sadist dr. kept telling me I was crazy!

I heard people out there are shooting fentanly! This is an illustration of that they have no idea what they're doing! NEVER CUT A FENTANYL PAIN PATCH, the dose becomes totally unstable. It will leach out into the skin and your clothing. It remains active to various degrees.

I know prescription drugs! 3 doctors, 4 years of prescription drug hell! So I know what happens when they fall into young inexperienced hands!

Whitney Houston Was The Finest Singer Of Her Generation And One Of The Finest Singers, Of All Generations! Thank You JekyllnHyde for saying that.

I was thinking; although I wish she'd stayed, and while Whitney Houston could have lived to be 90 years old, her death is going to have a great impact on educating many of the young people in America.

Everyone Loved Whitney! This tragedy will save so many young lives. Children learn from the people they idolize.

Whitney Left Them A Message, "Don't Do Drugs And Don't Drink Alcohol. And Never Do Them Together"!
I've told kids panhandling on the streets in NYC, I used to be just like you. (in the 80's), as I gave them a dollar, and each one an extra quarter too.

I Know Whitney Is In Heaven!

Whitney Houston left a great legacy, both with her music and with her loving nature. We Will Always Love You Whitney

Love, Peace And Justice