Young, Poor, and Hopeless. You Can’t Judge Me If You Don’t Understand Me.

We invite you to something epic, you know?
Well, we hustle out of a sense of hopelessness, sort of a desperation
Through that desperation, we become addicted
Sort of like the fiends we accustomed to serving

But we feel we have nothing to lose, so we offer you, well
We offer our lives, right, what do you bring to the table?

– Jay -z                                                                         Image

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How profits help drive the war on Drugs.

An Orange County police officer arrests a probationer who broke the terms of his probation in Orange, California July 22, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take other steps to ease overcrowding in its prisons. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)An Orange County police officer arrests a probationer who broke the terms of his probation in Orange, California July 22, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take other steps to ease overcrowding in its prisons. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

In the decades since President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one in the United States,” the nation has spent more than atrillion dollars on the “war on drugs” and arrested 37 millionpeople for nonviolent drug offenses.

Yet the rate of drug use among high school students is almost identical to what it was 40 years ago, and according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdose rates are up.

So why pour money into a failed system? One factor might just be profit. During the Reagan administration, the government started incentivizing drug arrests by handing out grants to police departments fighting drug crimes. An arrest in a state like Wisconsin could bank a city or county an extra $153.

In 34 years in the Seattle Police Department, Norm Stamper learned about those incentives first hand, and he believes they are “corrupting the system.”

“What we have seen with this drug war are insane numbers of Americans being arrested for nonviolent, very low level drug offenses, in the tens of millions of numbers, and what do we have to show for it?” he asked on Tuesday’s PoliticsNation.  He said drugs are more readily available than when Nixon “first declared war against them.”

“Make no mistake, he was really declaring war against his fellow Americans. He was declaring war particularly against young people, poor people, and people of color.”

Stamper takes issue with the prison industry, which has seen major growth due to low level drug offenders, compared to relatively little growth from more violent offenders.

“The prison industrial complex, the law enforcement, drug enforcement industry, the cartels themselves, heavy street traffickers, are deeply invested in the status quo,” Stamper said. “They are very much invested in making sure, by protecting and expanding their drug markets, often times through violent means, that they will continue to reap the enormous, untaxed, obscene profits associated with illicit commerce.”

The Reasons Why I Think Like I Do.

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When I tell I people who are christians some of my views their jaws drop to hear some of the things I might say because not only I was raised in the church but my parents had their own church.  So when I say there is nothing wrong with marijuana use they don’t know how I watched my father die of cancer from day-to-day suffering from this disease that was slowly killing him and when he told me the pills the doctor prescribed for him made him more sicker I felt was there any hope for him to live.  Why is it in a christian point a view this is a better way to heal yourself from something man-made that will only kill you? (I prayed to God please don’t let me die this way)

You could believe in something so much when you find out it’s not true you feel hoodwinked for example when I went to church I believed that God’s chosen ones could heal the sick because Jesus did it correct, if not why am I coming to church. About 2 years ago I started waking up feeling dizzy and tired, I felt when I woke up in the morning I didn’t get enough rest I would have to go back to bed to feel rested.  After a while going back to bed wasn’t helping because no matter how much I slept I still felt tired.  After being prayed for in church for healing I was still feeling the same way, I broke down one Sunday crying in the church bathroom thinking why would God want to kill me?  Finally I built up enough courage to go to the hospital where the doctor diagnosis me with sleep apnea.  The next sunday I went back to church and before the Pastor delivered his sermon he told his members that if you feel there is anything wrong with you health wise to go see the doctor.  I thought this is what the church was for if it wasn’t a place for healing then it must be a place for entertainment, So I came to the conclusion that I will only go to churches that entertain me. (Hallelujah)

Where I’m from Brooklyn!!!! There is a Church on every corner so many of them divided but if they would come together for one common goal for example to end poverty in its own ghetto WOW!!! It can be done because the church does have power to me it just doesn’t understand how much.

God gives Us 24/7

God gives us each day which starts over again and again with 24 hours being it’s time period,  7 days of starting over which seems like deja vu.  As the days go by we get older, we experience new things about life which my be good memories or terrible memories. Through the hours, minutes, and seconds he gives us time to make things right.

The Light which can’t Be reached So embrace Darkness?

To all the victims of the navy my heart goes out to all the families who lost a loved. We can’t blame the shooters problems on violent video games or a mental condition for the reason he spazed out or we can accept the real and true reason of why this happen because all across America people are tired and feed up with disappointment in this society were the rich are getting richer and the poor is getting poorer it can be seen in the ghettos across our country when people are tired and fustrated of living in poverty it brings murder,drugs, violence, and even disruption to communities.  So now chaos is beginning to come to area’s that don’t normally see this type of behavior and trust me we haven’t seen the last of it or cried our last tears more tears and heartache is awaiting for us.  Everyday we as working people get up every morning to reach that light at the end of the tunnel, Which is called the American dream where you put in your time of working years so that when you reach a older age you can retire and enjoy life but that light seems to get further and further away as years pass you by.  What happens when people realize that light they are running toward is not real it is a piece of there imagination which is conjured up by people to keep us working toward an illusion.  How is it that some people are given handout by the government (banks) when people who are struggling the government wants to take whatever possession they have.  Do they really think this is right ?  To me and alot of other people it seems backwards.  I don’t blame people for not trying to find a job why? So they can work to gain a few material items and have it all taken away and of course you won’t receive a bailout.   When the system is unbalanced someone has to pay and that someone is you.