We had fun. I seen a comedian side of my father I never seen before. Hanging with my family, they all spoke with a heavy Jamaican accent, but I could understand everyone. The confusing part was that I couldn't speak it, and when I talked they sometimes couldn't understand me.
Complain about the gloom but when’d you pick a broom up?
Just listening to Pac aint gone make it stop
A rebel in your thoughts, aint gon make it halt
If you don’t become an actor you’ll never be a factor"
Many people complain about the problems of the world but never do anything to solve them.
What do money actually bring
If you just look around and not just in the pockets
For the love of money makes life so out of pocket
It's the government main topic
It's something we spend, but afraid to drop it
It's the root of all evil but a piece of security
It provide food, clothes, and expensive jewelry
Money has a dark side and a light side
Do you spend your money wisely?
Too tight for me to get my legs up in
It's the death of skinny jeans
because they don't fit me but Billy Jean
fitting tighter than a MJ glove
Fitting tighter than grandma's hugs,
but is that really love?
my dream girl out of my sleep what do this all mean
it seems to be a sign that i should make you mines
girl looking so bad, her apperance should be a crime
she stole my heart like thief, but left it pumping in peace
she so close to me but i was thinking she's out of reach
she got my emotion in waves, and i'm reaching high tide
got the familiar aura you giving off that wifey vibe
a beautiful flower grown out in an ugly lot
look like you been through a lot so deserve a lot
fly like a hi 5, she always look alive
looking like a bride, you should reside by my side
I try to approach but the feet weight a tone
I walk in and go bust my groove but the more I get closer the harder to move
That just my uncertainty that she and I just weren't meant to be
I get my courage no cowardly dog
So I hop over, no leap frog
Now my head in the clouds like I walk tall
Like my everlasting high will never fall
Then all the sudden I just withdraw
Like the leader in my head gave a recall
So I leave the scene feeling like I fail
Lifeless in this body no soul just the shell
At one moment I felt like I was in heaven
But now I think I fell down to hell.
James: how do black people mess up everything
Me: ard so me malcolm and my friend bernard were skateboarding at acme up around germantown
then people in a car started driving down the block blowing a blow horn.
my friend was like wassup,( like a party wassup)
the people stopped the car and some tall big black bul got out and ask if there was a problem. we just stood there and he started running after us. He came like close to us and ask if there's a problem. We just stood there looking at him and each other confuse like.
Then the black dude ran back to the car saying "go get the rachet", so we started to walk towards acme. I got a little nervous.
Some guy we saw earlier that worked there asked if there was a problem and we told him what happen and he told us to go inside.
The guys in the car started to pull in the parking lot while we were in acme.
We were just strolling around in there until the heat died.
The guy that worked at acme asked if we knew them.
We were said "naw".
We told him we weren't starting anything.
He walked us to the cars and my friends and I just sat in the cars until we thought of the next move.
A couple of minutes a random car that look similar drove into the parking lot but there was only one person visible in it.
He was on his cell.
He drove by our car and stopped near it for a couple of seconds, then he circled the street pole and stayed there for a couple more seconds, then he just drove off, so my friends and I decided to go somewhere else so we went to the C.W. Henry School parking lot to think.
We decided to end the night out and we went home.
Black people mess everything up.
thats really drawlin
James: well im just glad ur ok
Me:yea, but I don't think it was about anything because the guy would have hit us if it was serious.
During the game I had fun relaxing with old and new friends. The dorito commercials were hilarious. The food was also delicious. I can't wait until the next super bowl party.
"When will she text me? What other homework do I have left to do? What am I going to do when I'm done?" These thoughts kept disrupting my focus. I couldn't concentrate. After a couple minutes of useless thoughts, it hit me. I could write a story about anything. So I decided to write a story about the moment of myself writing this story you are reading now.
As we started to skate the perfect place, we attracted more skaters. They started swarming like locusts. It was only a matter of time before our time of fun turned into trouble. As more skaters came, it attracted more attention. Soon we heard police sirens. It was time to run. Skaters all over the place started to scramble away as police on bikes and foot try to take us down. My friend and I sprinted to city hall, since its the closest place of refuge. We were wrong about city hall being our savior. The place had police officers on bikes trying to take us down. I'll only hope for escape was Mcdonalds. We ran in the street dodging traffic to get to Mickey D's. We were safe.
We stayed there and waited for the heat to die down. We left Mcdonalds and headed to city hall. We seen a cop putting a skater into the back of his car, with his friend pleading the cop to let him go. The officer refused to feel pity. My friend and I regrouped and decided that this area is too dangerous to skate right now so we decided to go to the gallery to grab a bite to eat. As it got late we headed back to love park where we found skaters skating. We joined in. It was 11:00. The cops didn't bother us anymore.
Can you let me know what u want over and over again? I call your name bad. Love letter to Japan. Lovers in Japan, just the two of us, kinda like a big deal. All I want in this world, all I want is you. Because of you, I'm so crazy. You rock my world. You got me now daydreamin dreams. Everything just might be Ok. As I am with you, imagine just the two of us, on top of the World, young forever. A Day Dreaming...
As I walked up the street, I notice the pee spots were still visible from my last walk with my dog. I thought they would had disappeared but I was wrong. That morning I decided to walk my dog on a different street. A street I normally don't walk down. Before I walked 10 steps on the block of Homer St, I notice I mountain of dog poop on the middle of the side walk. In my mind, I wonder what kind of person would allow their dog to do such a thing and not pick it up. I step into the street to ignore the pile of poop and as I tried to step back on the side walk, the patch of grass surrounded by snow also contained a huge pile of poop.
I just decided to just walk in the street and ignore the sidewalk. As I walked in the street, I couldn't believe what had happen. I stepped in dog poop.
I had a hard time choosing which items to include in my 12 identified laws, cases and offices. I chose by thinking about the things that have a negative or positive effect on me and I then researched information about the offices, court cases and laws that are related to my issues and benefit. It was hard finding reliable sources and the most difficult process was finding laws that had a positive effect on my life. I anticipate the government being more involved in my life as I get older. When I live on my own as an adult, I have to carry my own responsibilities and more laws and regulations are on me since I’m no longer consisted a minor.
My bureaucratic 'task' was the process of getting a restraining order.
The essential members that can contribute to my issue would be the police department and the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter.
There was a report citing several studies making the case for more uniformed officers in the city of Philadelphia released by ACLU deputy director Jennifer Shaw. “Using 250 officers and targeting 60 violent crime locations, the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment prevented 50 violent crimes during the summer of 2009.” I could use this report as a helper to present my issue to the right hands in my favor to show that my issue has a realistic solution.
From my previous blog post, I mentioned that the S.167 - COPS Improvements Act of 2009 bill is related to my lobbying topic. Senator Herbert Kohl is the sponsor of the bill. He is a Democrat from Wisconsin serving his 4th term. Kohl is one of the United States’ wealthiest politicians, owning his own family business.
Someone in my city that represent me is Mayor Michael Nutter. He is Philadelphia's third black mayor. Nutter was a councilman of the city's 4th Council District, that included the neighborhoods of Wynnefield, Overbrook, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and parts of North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and my area, West Mount Airy.
Mayor Nutter shares the same interest as I do. I want to have the city of Philadelphia safe place. He supports having Philadelphia declare a "Crime Emergency" in certain areas of Philadelphia. This involved stationing more officers in needed areas of Philadelphia, limit the ability to gather on public sidewalks, impose a curfew for all residents, and limit the ability to travel in certain areas.
I am lobbying for more police officers to be dispatched around public transportation, schools and around urban areas. On my way to and from school I travel a good distance and I really don’t see police officers in the area. My motivation for investigating and influencing public policy is to see crime decreased and safety increase. I’m sure that victims of crime, parents that want safety for their children, supervisors of recreation centers and teachers at school who care about their students would support my lobbying idea. An opponent to my lobbying idea would be who ever is in charge of the city finances. I don’t think the city would support me.
The S.167 - COPS Improvements Act of 2009 is a bill related to my lobbying topic. Its a “bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes.” This law does support my lobbying topic. I want to have more police patrolling the city, especially around public transportation. The law that mentions, "to increase the number of officers deployed in community-oriented policing" is perfect.
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is the widespread belief that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor and that birds, fruits, fish and reptiles are all related. It is said that complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. Many people believe it is a fact, but the theory of evolution is flawed and that is why it is only a theory. How can evolution be true if it contradicts the knowledge of scientific things we already understand?
The beginning of life through the theory of evolution came along by chance. Science shows that in order for a cell to survive and reproduce, it must have DNA, RNA and proteins, which are complex molecules. What is the probability that DNA, RNA and protein formed by chance? RNA is needed to produce proteins but at the same time proteins are needed in the production of RNA transcription. One couldn’t exist without the other. What are the odds of both RNA and protein appear by probability at the same time and place?
The way cells work and are made are too complicated to be made by chance through evolution. The probability for every cell to know it’s job in the body and work in harmony for it to properly run the body is nearly close to zero percent.
Marshall Brain, author of the article “How Evolution Works” said that the first living cells had to possess “A cell wall, the ability to grow, the ability to process other molecules floating outside the cell as food to create energy and the ability to split itself to reproduce.” How did a cell know how to do these things in the beginning of evolution? It takes time for a trait to be pass on but the chance of all these traits to already be given to the first form of life is low. Even though some things have been proven factual in the theory of evolution such as natural selection, the origin of life from the theory of evolution is hard to believe.
1. What motivated you to come out and vote?
"Well I'm unemployed and one of the candidates said something about opening up more jobs to hire those unemployed. "
2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?
"I would like to see political leaders to be honest and actually do what they said they are going to do. "
3. Do you vote every election?
"No this is my second time voting. The first time I voted, it was for Obama."
4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
"No, that never crossed my mind."
5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other.
"I would have to say television."
6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?
"I forgot who it was, but one of the candidates were trying to export jobs over to China and I was thinking, why would you do that. We need jobs over here."
7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
"Well with the presidential election, I knew I was voting for Obama, during this election I'm pretty sure of who I voted for."
8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
"Well the change Im hoping for is more employment and less crime, that's my highest concern."
9. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?
"Not that much. I mean I'm only one person. It might make a difference, it might not."
10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?"
"Not really. I learned about voting really from my church."