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Category: photos

09/20/06 08:02 - 57ºF - ID#28465

Falls Part 2

I wish I had time to post all the falls pictures. Work has been crazzy lately. Hopefully I can post the the rest of the falls pictures soon. I may put up a few wrestling pictures also. I also need to check and see if I have ever put up pictures of the house where the community garden is or was on Brynt. I used to allways walk by there and then one day they started putting up a house there. To answer your question yes there still is a garden there.

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Category: photos

09/19/06 07:56 - 64ºF - ID#28464

Niagara Falls Part 1

On Sunday I had a great time (minus the sunburn) for a few hours in Niagara Falls. Or would that be at Niagara falls since I didn't actully enter the water :-) . I had a good time at Wrestling and then went home and got the PPV. It is one time (there arn't many) that I wish I had a car. Back when tickets went on sale for the PPV that was in Toronto I thought about getting tickets but decided not to. It would have been amazing to drive from the falls at 6pm to get to toronto for an 7:30 Pm show and PPV that airs at 8pm that would be increadible. I heard a few fans yelling Toronto when one the Candian wrestlers was wrestling so I'm guessing there where some fans who went to both. In any event I had fun. This was my first time up there this year here are some pics I wish I had time to post more but more will be coming soon.

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Category: drugs

09/16/06 03:56 - 68ºF - ID#28463

Lost war on drugs

In Niagara Falls there is a place called The Dome Theartre. They get a lot of concerts there that are mostly Metal. One of the reasons I have never gone is because I don't know where it is and don't want to wind up in the bad part of the falls. I know there used to be a lot of drugs there but not sure if there still is. The criminalsation of drugs was the worst thing to do in trying to win the war on drugs.

What upsets me about the war on drugs is that the entire aproach is wrong. The cops arrest drug dealers and a new one pops up. You can't arrerest them as quickly as someone else comes along, it dosn't work. They are trying to fight the symptoms instead of the problem. People who use drugs are going to use drugs taking away a dealer isn't going to stop that. So what you wind up doing is sending people to Jail and over crowding jails. There is a big business in prisions that I may get to latter in this post. Basicly the government spends a lot of money locking people up and paying police to fight this war and sending cops into a war zone.

But if you fight drug use the other way you are much better off. Use the money to help people who want to stop using drugs to stop. Why do people start using drugs in the first place? I say it is to deal with life. Now when it is with alcohol that is ok but weed, coke, or Herion is ok? I say spend the money to help people how to deal with life so they don't need to use any drugs. Will there still be people who use drugs and become addicts, of course. But anyone who wants drugs can get drugs so we might as well try to make it so as few people as possible need drugs to deal with things.

You are not an addict be diffention untill what you are addicted to starts to interfear with other things. I have never understood that and kinda disagree a little bit. If you have two beers a day and have to have those 2 beers a day you are an addict just a responible one. But that being some of the money that is being poured into a loosing war on drugs could be used to figure out why some people can use drugs like weed or special K to party and not get addicted and some people then have to have there drug of choice. Wouldn't it be cool if you could pop a pill and it would get rid of the addicting quality of Pain Killers or even make painkillers that arn't addicting.

I belive that none of this will ever happen because secertly there are way to many people who make a lot of money on the war on drugs. The cops have a lot more to do when figting drugs and need that overtime pay. The prison system is verry big business. You have the company that builds it and other companies you supply pipes and eletric supplies. After building some one supplies food, uniforms, vechiles and all sorts of things. Not sure if it is true anymore but prisons used to count towards an areas population, that ties into how much money they get. Then there are the prision guards and prision workers who all get paid. Granted all people in jail are not drug dealers, drug users or people who stole for drugs but they do make up a lot of them. Prisons are a big business that a lot of companies make a great profit off of.

One thing that i find strange is that you have gangs who kill over drug turf. You would think that if these gangs didn't kill eachother and innocants that the cops would be less likely to go there and kick in doors. If drug dealers didn't except things like for dope that would also keep the cops away. If no ones houses are being broken into and there is no shoting or stabing or robing then the cops have no reason to come there. These gangs only happen in the inner city. You never hear about drug shoot outs in the suburbs. Are there drug houses out there? Or is that just an inner city thing? To be honest I don't know. I know that kids from good niehboorhoods and the burbs get and do drugs but not sure where they buy them.

I think that if you take the criminal aspect out of drugs things would be a lot better. It being criminal is why you gangs have turf wars and cops get killed and drug deals go bad. But then what about kids who qucikly figure out that they can leave school and sell dope all day and make more money then working a Job? I say that is a dam shame. But when you are part of the underclass in this country that is verry true. Just because you are from the underclass dosn't mean you have to sell drugs but it sure is tempting. I truely belive that there are a lot of rich people who want the underclass to stay as the underclass. I think that the rift between the rich and the poor is much wider then the one between white and blacks have ever been. I think a lot of big buiness dosn't care about the underclass as long as they buy there product. 40oz Beer is a great example that is a lot of fucking beer. You used to only be able to find them in stores in the ghetto. That was on purpose to pray on the poor. Those rent to own places is another good example. They take a $600 item and make it worth around double the price. But do they do lay a ways no. You rent it from them long term. Short term would be differant. Its the superbowl and your having a party but you don't have the money for a TV that covers the wall. I figured out the payments once and it was about 3 times the amount of the Value they listed on the TV. Not to mention that they allready inflated the value. The company dosn't care they are just there to pray on the poor and make their money and keep the poor that way.

If there where white suburban crack houses then who knows maybe the war on drugs might work, but it is still the wrong approach.


Here is where I get to the ify part. What if you decrimalise drugs? I think that would be good cause you could spend the money on trying to get people not to use drugs in stead of arresting people. It would help cut down on some of the violance in the drug wars. But the people selling them still want the most profit they can get so there still might be gang warfare.

I think Weed definatly and Cocaine should definatly be made legal. They would be sold in drug stores only and would be controled like alcohol and cigerettes. Yes now that it is legal you might get a few more people who want to try them but you would have the money you warn't putting into the war on drugs and new tax money for drug education and life coping skills and rehab centers. That would cut down on drug users. The people who where bringing the drugs in from other countries would now be the suppliers. They would make more money doing it this way so that would insure they wouldn't let any of it get onto the streets. When prohibtion started it caused gangs to form and government eventually wised up and ended it they really need to do the same thing now. I have heard a lot of theroies about why drugs won't be legalised. For example the cotton industry dosn't want Hemp clothes to compete with it. The government can't figure out how to tax it and keep the drugs out of street deelers hands. I have heard that legal perscription drug companies know there product is abused and dosn't want the competion.

What I know for sure is that the war on drugs is a battle we lost a long time ago and someone in government needs to start a differant aproach. It dosn't help that most politicans arn't from the ghetto or don't know about the ghetto and all the problems there. It also dosn't help that some of them know and could care less. Not sure if it is because of race or money. I understand that there will always be be some verry rich people and some verry poor people it is just to bad that some rich people try to keep it that way. If this wasn't true then why isn't there a drug war with the rich and connected and in the suburbs. Hopefully I'll hear some others thoughts on this. Oh yeah not really sure if herioin should be legal at all that is from what I've heard one of the most devestating drugs around. Maybe if I get more info I'll form an opion on meth labs.
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Category: photos

09/13/06 07:47 - 66ºF - ID#28462

Cool Sci Fi

I was doing a Google search and found these sci fi pictures at also known as cool sci fi they have a gallery section.

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I admit I'm not a huge sci fi fan. but i think it is interesting that a lot of the females in sci fi that are animated are verry busty. It is offcourse to bring in the males. But what about for the females who like sci fi? What about Them? I wonder if any one has ever done any testing on how chest size effects fighting ablilty? I would think that at some point they might get in the way when handling a sword. Hopefully next week I'll have something good to talk about like the war on drugs or something. I may also have some Niagara Falls pictures I'm going to See ECW wrestling on sunday who knows maybe I'll take some Pictures of the falls.

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Category: tv

09/10/06 11:19 - 54ºF - ID#28461

Varrious Thoughts

Firstly I need to start looking for a new Job. Can't get into to many details but most likely boses are changing and it will be permantant.

Watched Dane Cook on HBO last night He was preaty funny. It is nice to see that some people can still do physical comedy that isn't slapstick. I enjoyed his show it was preaty good.

I watched Unleashed staring Jet Li and Morgan Freeman last night. I had seen It a couple times before. I like that it takes martial arts in another direction. Where he is a man trained and known as a dog and he only fights when he Collar is taken off. Eventully he winds up not wanting to fight anymore. I think that I good Martial arts movie has to have a good story to it. Yeah the fight scenes are cool and everything but it has no meaning with out a story. Sometimes it is tough to get the right amount of balance between them cause everybody who sees a movie wants a differant amount of violance and a differant pace.

I have been so tired this week it just felt good to sleep friday night then watch some latenight TV and then well you know skin a max and that was fun for a little bit. I still say that the guys who do porn or light porn should get togather with hollywood and make a hollywood movie and have the porn guys do the sex scenes.

I watched an interesting Documentary on the Bloods. It it hard to imagine that they would let anyone tape them. There was a point in the film where the camara crew was chased out of a place.

The bills Season Starts today. It could be Verry interesting. I don't think they have a chance going anywhare this year but I could be wrong. But the start of Football Season is also when the season changes it starts to get cold and you eat warm foods and have hoodies to keep you warm. Now if I could just find a cute little Football fan to keep me warm everything would be great. On monday two of my Teams play The Redskins are the first game and The Raiders are the second. I wish I could watch all of both games and do the double header. I will be fliping a lot during wrestling. On a side note I was so tired I couldn't stay awake for the steelers game last week.

There is an interest article that I don't have time to get into in artvoice and part of it is about the war on drugs. Hopefully I can tackle that debate at a later date.

On a odd side note why is mornig wood so strange. You wake up it feals like it is larger then it normally is but it is the same size. Then you get all these sexaul fealings but at the same time you know that all it is, is that you have to piss but that it dosn't feal like that.

I forgot another thing about Football season it means there are new episodes of the simpsons on. Not sure if the entire sunday lineup is all new or not but I will have to check in on the battle of the Manning brothers on chanel 2 sunday night football. If you havn't seen it on HBO in demand yet (shows 6 days before regular hbo) the Season Premiere of the Wire is on tonight it is a verry good show.

I had some other thoughts to but they got lost somewhere in reading journals. Oh yeah it is almost Hockey season again.
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Category: nfl

09/07/06 08:13 - 68ºF - ID#28460

Starts Tonight

Regular season of the NFL starts tonight. I think the pregame stuff has allready begun. Well it looks like if I ever start a free fantasy football league I will all ready be behind. They can be fun. I usaly wind up kinda in the middle of my group. I do better then a lot of people but not good enough to be an expert. Hope those steelers win tonight. also on a side note 3 good shows are now all back on allready Bones, House and The Wire. Well goodbye sundays football season is back and it is that fall season, man that was quick.
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Category: photos

09/04/06 02:19 - 63ºF - ID#28459

someshots test Party

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The fire works are from July at two bisions games I went to. Since they show up fine that means the problem isn't (e:strip) it is my pictures and how they where named or downloaded or something. This same thing happend once before with some Toronto pictures. For now if you want to see some pictures from the party visit my webshots page. I'm going to try something and see if it works.


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Doing it this way is verry time consuming. But it is a little sample of the pictures I took. If you want to see more then the previous journal should Have a link to the page. I should also have a link to it undermy links . Hope everyone is having a much better labor day then I am. It is nice to have a day off and now go watch some tv and find a movie to watch before Prison break and wrestling.


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Category: party

09/03/06 01:01 - 59ºF - ID#28458

T&J Party Part (updated)

Well I'm currently having technical diffaculties with loading pictures for some reason they don't want to show up so maybe I'll try again later. But I had a great time and met a lot of interesting people. Not that I will be able to remember all of there names. Hopefully Timika will post some of the pics she took.. I do have another site where I put pictures up maybe I will try there and then give a link to it.


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The Link above will take you to my webshots photo album. On a side note I forgot to Mention that Jen Rocks and Timika is so fucking rad I wish you both a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!


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Category: photos

08/29/06 06:37 - 67ºF - ID#28457

Terry Mike Bday Pics

First things first thank you verry much Lisa or as you are known on the site as (e:twisted). I tried clicking on lib as you suggested and most of the pictures where there You really saved me a lot of time, and frustration. I hope everyone that made it had a great time and a Happy Birthday to both (e:Mike) and (e:Terry).

Picture wise one thing I should have done was to take pictures as I was being given the tour by Paul. Also the pictures I took of (e:southernyanke) and (e:Terry) dancing came out dark. I used a setting called drive but I forgot that with drive there is no flash so they looked nice on the camara screen but not on the computer. So I brightend them up and hughed them up and they came out interesting. The one odd thing is that in the originals you could read if you eyes where good enough the computer screen for what songs are on but once you add brightness you lost that.

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Category: party

08/27/06 12:08 - 71ºF - ID#28456

Cool 24 House

I had a nice time at Terry and Mikes Birthday party hope you both had a great Birthday Party and really enjoyed it. I must admit I'm impressed with the house it really is preaty cool. Oh yeah and it is huge also. Hopefully on monday I will have pictures up. I didn't get pictures of every single person and every single room but I think I got enough pictures. It seemed like everyone I saw had a good time. Hope the rest of everyones weekend is great.
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