WTF: KIDNAPPED KIDS

kidnap

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States — that’s roughly 2,000 per day. Of those, there are 115 child “stranger abduction” cases each year, which means the child was taken by an unknown person. (ABC News)

How can this be possible today with all of our technology unless our technology is the reason that makes it possible.

IMO: WTF: NO MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE SUBURBS

The latest political move to garner votes is that the President is rescinding an order from the Obama administration to place affordable housing in suburban neighborhoods. I think that people have a misconception of what is going on here. First it is my opinion that this is not a Black issue, because when you say that it is, you are saying that Black people are the only poor people, and that simply is not true and it’s somewhat demeaning. The other thing you are saying is that Black, Hispanic or Asian people that live in the suburbs wouldn’t mind having our homes devalued, that also is simply not true. Why won’t they put affordable housing in neighborhoods with million dollar mansions? Everyone is missing the point here. The reason people try to make it to the suburbs or Jeff Bezo’s type neighborhoods is because we love our children and want them to have a better education. If the schools in the urban neighborhoods were equal to the schools in the ritzy neighborhoods, then people wouldn’t move anywhere. Hell, why would I pay that crazy amount of taxes when I can pay lower taxes and get the same kind of education for myself or my kids. The fact is education should be equal but it isn’t. That’s what keeps crime going and what drives poverty. I don’t care about moving into your neighborhood, I care about giving my child the best shot at realizing his potential. If the politicians would stop arguing about who maintains control of the government and pay attention to the real problems, they would agree and do something about substandard education.

In all seriousness, I don’t know why affordable housing would devalue homes. I don’t understand the economics of it. The schools are still good, and that’s the main reason why people move into neighborhoods.

POLITICAL DONATIONS

political donations

Part of the problem with politics is special interest money, which in my opinion are not very special. There is nothing in the constitution that allows or forbids lobbying but there is something definitely wrong with the whole situation. If the Supreme court would rule that it is illegal to contribute to just one party, therefore making special interest illegal, and instead deemed that all political contributions go to all legitimate political parties, parties that can garner more that 10 million signatures country wide, by placing all political contributions in a pot and then spreading them equally, then the whole process would run a whole lot better. This would eliminate special interest and the only interest would be the people’s. But, let’s be real, you can’t stop the money train, which is the biggest problem with the system. The Repubs and the Demos already have that many registered voters, I don’t think any other party comes close to that many supporters.

AneCdOTe!

knock the sit out of you

I get a call and some dude says “I’m going to knock the shit out of you”. I respond “you got the address, because I’m feeling constipated”

COLLEGE SCANDAL?

college scandal

Whatever happened to the college scandal? People using their wealth to assure their kids a good college, while not bad as in evil, still not right, because maybe someone of lesser means might have missed out on a free ride, maybe, but that was never proven. The U.S. Attorney’s Office chose to punish these individuals by giving them short stints in the pokey, what a waste of a good opportunity. I’m not saying that the masterminds, the ones looking to profit off of this don’t deserve jail time, they do, but the people that were taken for their money, do they really deserve prison for loving their kids. My solution would have been different. They are obviously wealthy and I would have offered them an alternative to jail. With so many underprivileged kids, who have the smarts but not the money to afford that kind of an education, I would have focused on them. I would gave these wealthy people an opportunity to make up for their crimes by paying for ten students colleges tuition’s at prestigious universities. Full rides to include room and board and a stipend for books and transportation. Of those ten, they would have had to pay for five, the ones with the best grades, to get their Master’s, of those five, they would have to pay for 2 to get their PhD’s. That’s ten kids for each individual in lieu of going to the hoosegow. That would have equaled something like a hundred kids. I’m sure they would have gladly taken it. What a waste of an opportunity.

GOD BLESSED US WITH YOUR PRESENCE

john lewis

There are few people that you admire in this world so much because of what they stand for that if you share a picture with them, you feel almost blessed to be in the same frame as them. MLK, Mother Teresa, Ghandi. John Lewis was one of these people. That’s saying something given that the person he is sharing the picture with  is the first African American President of these United States. Rest in Peace and may God bless your soul.

AnecDOTe!

oxygenPeople don’t believe that COVID-19 exists because they can’t see it, they feel it’s a government conspiracy. I have a couple of questions for them. Do you believe the earth is flat? Do you open glass doors? Roll down windows? Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Dinosaurs? Do you believe people exist when you are not around to see them? Do you believe that a person landed on the moon? Do you believe that sun only exists during the day? Do you believe in oxygen, if you can’t see it? Is that what you say about your chlamydia? Finally, do you believe that’s your kid? Some things you just have to have faith in. Though this is a referendum on how much the people do mistrust governments.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

lives matter

We find so many ways to dislike each other, now comes on what a sign can say, ridiculous. So the new slogan/sign is

 

__________________ LIVES MATTER

You can fill in what ever pronoun/word you want, except for “no” , that would be weird.

A Year After Prison, He Has a Job, a Fiancée—And a Week Left of Freedom By Eli Hager of the Marshall Project

This is an interesting story. It’s about a guy that committed a felony when he was 19 and obviously not mature enough or under the influence of some narcotic or maybe had used narcotics during that time. He and his buddy who was 17 at the time, robbed someone that they thought was a drug dealer and ended killing the guy. They were sentenced to 38 years in prison and the younger one was sentenced to 38 and half years, because he pulled the trigger. During his time in prison, he became a model prisoner and citizen, starting up  different programs for people and becoming literate in the law to help people and reunite them with their families. While in prison, the warden of the prison would come to him for help, sort of like a Shawshank Redempton thing without the corruption, on starting programs to alleviate problems inside the prison. He helped and stayed on the path of the straight and narrow and stayed a productive person. Due to a Supreme Court ruling, which stated that all minor offenders, his buddy was 17, should have their cases re-examined to see if they had matured and would be able to be set free from prison, his case was reheard. His buddy qualified and was set free. Under the original agreement, his buddy, who fired the fatal bullet, was supposed to have a longer sentence than him per the families wishes. This opened the door to allow him to go free, which the court agreed with and let him free. The Florida State Attorney generals office has just filed a motion to return him to prison, even though he has been free for a year, has gotten engaged, has been a model citizen and seems to be repentant of his actions as a young person that was not yet mature enough to understand his actions. Several questions arise, first, why would you want to put a person that has shown that he has reformed, a rare case, back in jail? I know that jail systems are profitable but the State would have to flip the bill. Secondly, the reason for the motion by the State is because he was 19, which they classify as an adult. If you are an adult at 19, why aren’t you allowed to buy alcohol until 21. The government has stated, in limiting who can and can’t buy alcohol, that maturity starts at 21, which is when you become an adult. I understand that 18 is the legal year of independence, but that doesn’t mean that you are an adult, in some states you can be emancipated at age 16, that still doesn’t mean you are an adult. If the law thought that everyone matured at 18, you should be able to buy alcohol at 18. What the law is stating is that most people mature at 18 while some need more time, hence the reason why people are not legally allowed to buy alcohol until they are 21. There are other things like legal age to buy cigarettes, people claiming their kids that are in college on their taxes and the most recent one implemented in Florida, legal age to buy Marijuana, or is that California?. Midkiff, pictured above, should be given the benefit of the doubt and the courts should change the law to represent what is  most beneficial for the defendants as per their own rules, regulation and guidance. This might not help Midkiff, but is an argument that I saw on Perry Mason or Law and Order or something like that. Thirdly, I feel that incarcerations are supposed to be for rehabilitation, to train a young mind to be a good person, our current prison system doesn’t really do that, or so I am told. So when you have a case that shows that it might work, why would you not flaunt it? Why try to make it disappear? I like Germany’s Prison system, they actually believe in trying to bring you back into society as a productive member. I think that 20 years should be the maximum sentencing except for sexual predators, they should just get the death penalty. It’s an interesting story and you should visit the Marshall Project to read the story, just click on the link.