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Category: politics

08/09/09 03:02- ID#49490

The Crime Soloution

Well as most of you know who read the paper or watch the news recently in Buffalo there has been a lot of killings. How it is stats wise I'm not sure but that doesn't really matter that much that is just how people compare how much crime there is at one time vs. another. I'm not saying that you can get rid of all crime, because you can't. But I do think that Buffalo isn't the only city where crime is much higher then it should be.

Stealing stuff is common in these tough economic times. I think that getting rid of that would be pretty tough. But I think one way to reduce that is to have cops who walk the street. I think that when Cops know everyone in there little area it does deter some crime. Hey if I'm a cop and see someone On Joe's bike then there is going to be a problem, but if everyone knows that I know what Joe's bike is no one is going to take it and if they trade it for drugs then the local dealers know that I know it is Joe's bike so they aren't taking it for drugs. What it also does it makes it a tough sell to anyone else. But the other thing that having cops walk is that if they know everyone then there is more sense of community.

Murder I can admit that maybe there is a little bit of killing over a girl or maybe a boy. But most of it has to do with Robbery (often for drug money) or drugs and gangs. Now some of them aren't directly because of a gang but that violence may cause a more violent atmosphere. But the question is how do you stop the gang violence and just normal shootings and beatings and what have you.

In this country we often do things backwards. We take a problem and and try and fix the problem instead of preventing it. For example we lock of drug dealers and all kinds of other people. We do it as a punishment. Yes for some it works but for most it just makes them more criminal, how can you get a good job after being locked up? If you could get a good one then why did you do something to get locked up? So What I'm saying is we need to do stuff to prevent crime.

Well In Buffalo is the Mayor even doing anything? I say he isn't. But would you if you had one person you where running against and no one on the republican side? But even if he did do something what could Brown do?

Ok here is an idea he could Hire more cops. Oh wait that is right we don't have the money to. Oh wait there are federal funds. Oh but wait we didn't get those because we don't have enough minorities so we don't qualify. This fucking pisses me off. Yes I get that there is racism and you have to make sure everyone gets a fair chance. But if you don't have enough qualified people who try to join the force you shouldn't be penalized for that.

How about programs to give people stuff to do after school. I think sports is nice but not only sports. How about computer classes and other classes that aren't about getting a grade, that are about learning a skill. There used to be , is there still now a Mayor summer Youth Program why not extend that and have be jobs that clean up places after school for a couple hours or shovel snow for people who are old and can't. I'm not saying I have all the answers but it is an idea.

What bothers me about what Brown has done these last few days is he has shown up to clean up and called the media. Here's an idea go out and don't call the media work all day with the people. Call them together and tell them that they are the ones who has to take back their neighborhoods. That is how you fix the problem by hard work getting your hands dirty and bringing the community together, so many people don't know the people who live around them nowadays .

But here is where things get tough because other then that there isn't much you can do really. It is up to people that when they see something they snitch or call the cops. But there is another reason why what I'm writing gets tough, politics is a nasty game and it hurts everyone.

It costs a lot of money to run for office. Not just in Buffalo but anywhere. Politics is so much about the money that no one can be completely honest. Hey you say the truth and someone will want your head. If you do what is right often some one will think it isn't fair. Oh and say something that is controversial and you are out of office. Then of course there are your supporters who you owe stuff to. All of this stops people from doing what should be done and putting on a show. I think there is a great way to stop crime but it will never happen because no one has the balls to say it, well at least not when they run.

I have all ready said that I think Most crime is gang or drug related. Yes having more DEA guys would be great and they could get a lot of drugs off the street. But sorry guys it will all ways be on the street since there are people who want it. We as a society have to look at why people need drugs. Why some people can smoke weed and are fine and why some people need other drugs and need to break into houses to support there habit. In other words use vs. abuse and addiction that is problematic and functional. For example some people get drunk on the weekends only and don't hurt anyone. But then some people can't show up to work or classes on time ever. There should be a way for people to deal with life other then turn to drugs. But this will never happens because the people who sell the legal drugs need that same culture to sell their drugs. Hey when a kid can't sit still in class because he can't run around out side and can't play like he should don't put him on pills. Someone really needs to come up with a life coping skills class it could end the illegal drug trade or put a big dent in it and make life for everyone so much better.

But if you can't stop the want for drugs then no drug war will ever win. Not to mention to lock someone up because they like to get high is silly. For them robbing someone that is different. But what they need is help not to be locked up. One way to do that is to get more rehab places and get more experts to help people who are addicted to drugs and a danger to other people. The best way to fund this is with taxes. (if anyone is still reading this I think you know where I'm going).

So how does one get drugs taxed and away from the streets. You tax it and legalize it. Anything crossing a boarder is taxed. Would people still smuggle some in to avoid taxes yes. But I'm sure these people could make more money selling drugs legit and working for one of those companies. When ever land is sold there has to be a reason if it is to grow weed or to make a meth lab and you don't disclose that then the government could take it over and keep all the profits. In terms of how the drugs would be sold. Is they would be in special stores like maybe say rite aids. You would get multiple needles with the product or maybe spoons for crack or what ever. Some places could even have a room where you could go get high and then when you where done leave. Every store would have a needle thing so you can throw them out. You would have to be 16 to buy drugs. Lets face it teens want weed and maybe some other stuff to make the age 18 would fuel an underground drug scene and you don't want that. Anyone who opened up one of these drug places would pay taxes and that money they make would be right back into the economy as opposed who knows what happens with drug dealers. Also there sure would be a lot more tax money flowing into the economy. Not sure what the right percentage is but lets say 15% of the tax revenue would go directly to rehab places and a bit of that would be used for education and prevention for the use of drugs.

I know what some people would say, that making drugs legal would be saying it is ok. That would get more people do to them. If people come into work messed up there is no way to fire them since it is legal. All that is false. Legally with alcohol you can't be fired right away your employer must give you the chance to get help that would be the same here. In terms of saying drugs are ok, the government does do that they just call them prescriptions yes most are for medical conditions but a lot of them are for behavior and mood, and stress. It also wouldn't be saying that doing meth is ok it just says it isn't a crime. For example the law doesn't say abortion is good and that young women should use it as birth control it just says that it is legal. Drugs being legal wouldn't cause more people to do them. Well maybe it could because some people getting in trouble is what makes them want to quit. But most people who want to do a drug don't care if it is legal or not, just look back at Prohibition and how that didn't work. If you are looking at that all see how that caused more crime.

If anyone is still reading this my main point is that politics is what causes most of these murders. Until the system is changed it won't stop anywhere. The reason is prevention and talking honestly about how to get people not to need drugs will never happen. If that could happen then legalizing drugs wouldn't be an issue because no one would buy them. If you mention that maybe you should look into legalizing drugs you done. I also blame this on the Media some what. Everyone wants to have these quick points and no detail and no honest debate and no thinking just stuff to get ratings and sell ads. So for that reason they will never be legalized. Ok that is the end of my rant.
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Category: movies

08/08/09 04:50 - 74ºF - ID#49486

GI JOE and Saturday Plans

I went to see GI JOE today. I thought it was pretty good. Is it the Cartoon? NO. But it can't be it is different Media. Was there a story line? Yes. After all it is called "The Rise Of Cobra". I'm guessing they have the idea to do a bunch more or well at least a couple more if it does well, and it should. Was there Hot babes? Of course a couple but that isn't really what GI JOE is about but it is nice to have something nice to look at. Was there a lot of action and exploding? Yes. Where there some Fighting? yes and I thought that was very good to, there is one scene where I thought oh wow this looks like it should be in Star Wars but it was still a very good scene. But the most important question is did it all gel together? I think it did gel pretty well and had a good balance of story that makes sense mixed in with lots of action I think it was very good. So I'll give say two thumbs up not sure how many stars but if that is your kind of movie you should like it.

Today Bruce Smith and Mr. Wilson Join the NFL hall of fame. Or is it the football Hall of Fame? Yes I have heard it called both but there is a difference in theory since it is the Football Hall of fame someone from the Arena League or CFL could maybe make it in. But that isn't the point I set out to make. I will get to watch about a half hour of it, I think and then it is off to a stag party over on Clinton I can be early or a bit late, since I don't have a ticket yet I'll have to be early. It should be a good time. It is to bad I have to miss the Bills hall of fame stuff, hoping it will be replayed at some time so I can see more then just the highlights. Hey Maybe it will be on at the stag it is hard to know. Then I guess on Sunday I'll watch the Game and Catch up On True Blood, and the other Sunday night shows on HBO.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


08/06/09 08:06 - 70ºF - ID#49476

Question?

I admit I don't ask for advice on here very often. The Previous post remind me of something. I know there are a few (e:peeps) like (e:Chico) and (e:Vincent) who know how to dress pretty nice. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice of a place to get a nice suit? If it is in the city it would be a big help. I wonder is there any place like around elmwood, well I know of one place but don't know if they are any good. I don't know what I'm really looking for. I don't want to look like a business guy. I love some of those Gangster style suits but would it look right on me and would it really work for a wedding. Then you have the other kinda more Casual looking suits you see in like Asian Gangster movies. But then again I don't want it to look like a costume and as much as I like the bright suits with the matching color shoes I don't want to look like a pimp either. It might also help if I knew how much money I was willing to spend. Any advice or any pointers would be a plus.
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Location: Buffalo, NY


Category: music

08/06/09 07:49 - 70ºF - ID#49475

AC/DC



So October looks like it is going to be busy. For some of you, there was a post you may have read about how it was a weird summer and there where things I was looking forward to. Well after that post I found out about AC/DC coming. It is one of those where I think every ticket costs the same type deal. The reason I'm going is that I have never seen them before, and I have no idea when I would get to see them again. I have a pretty good seat. The two odd things is that is a Sunday Show and that the tickets for the seat I got you have to get at Will Call so that might get interesting. I have to get merch and I wonder if they make shirts for 1 year old girls I hope so. Hopefully I'll Have a new Camera by then and they are allowed.
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Category: nfl

08/03/09 07:43 - 76ºF - ID#49449

Less then a week

Yes there is still a Month to go, but Football Starts in Less then a week. The Bills Play in the Hall Of Fame Game. It is the first time I remember them playing in it, does anyone know if this is their first one. I still Have to look up the times and see when the game and Inductions are. I'm going to a Bachelor Party on that Saturday so I hope there is no conflict. I also have to ad that I have all ways been a Madden Fan. I don't care that he Hates the bills and Loves Farve. He doesn't really hate the bills but when he did only NFC games he Never saw them. Bret was a great QB and has had great Perseverance playing in Greenbay is what football is about to some. Besides How bad can Madden be he is a former Raider. That is another reason I liked him. Plus his football games are pretty good. What I can say for sure is him leaving broadcasting will shake up who calls what and we shall see how things wind up. I know lots of people can't get into Preseason Games but the one Next week is one to get into. Well at least until Everyone gets pulled. Well maybe since it is The Hall Of Fame Game maybe they keep all the starters in since it is a special game?
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Location: Buffalo, NY


08/01/09 11:37 - 73ºF - ID#49434

Stressed lately

I'm not really sure why but been stressed out lately. I think some of it is that there will be some work changes and I kinda wish we would get to them and then I learn and try to figure things out. But then there is that other being alone factor. Do I like being alone yes, well kinda yes. It just seems that recently people have had kids, getting married and going to get married. Am I happy for them yes. but it also seems like life is passing me by or something. Then there is facebook. Yes I like facebook but it is weird to see people from high school with kids and stuff. I'm not saying I want Kids. Then it is also true that it seems like a lot of people I went to school with have interesting or meaning full jobs , own a club, parents own shops and that kind of thing. I don't know oh yeah then there are camera issues and now I need a new one. Then like thursday I was all pumped to watch X games and passed out on it. Argh not really sure what I need. Well maybe I a Suicide Girl or Kat Von D to have drug ridding sex with. Yeah that might work, I don't know. Maybe I need to blare some heavy music of some kind. I don't know really what is going on. Well maybe some of this writing helped we shall see got some more picture stuff to do.
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Category: photos

07/28/09 08:19 - 79ºF - ID#49403

More Garden Walk

I'm having some issue with posting the pictures to webshots if these aren't enough for anyone I'll mention when I do have them posted there. Well here are some more of the garden walk.



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Well that should be plenty for now. With all these multiple sites I thought I should mention one thing. With Facebook I started at the end of the photo album and picked randomly where here I started at the beginning so there shouldn't be any of the same pictures.
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Category: photos

07/27/09 07:51 - 74ºF - ID#49396

Few Garden Walk shots

I have so many pictures from the Garden Walk that I don't know where to start. But because of time I will post some for now and maybe this will be a few everyday thing? It was a great time it really was even with the flood that killed my camera (well it still takes pictures).



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Well that is plenty for now. Oh these aren't up on my webshots page yet. For some reason it and firefox didn't get along so I'll try on Tuesday maybe with Safari and see what happens.
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Category: peterazzi

07/26/09 06:45 - 70ºF - ID#49387

The Great Flood that almost Killed him

Yes He was out and about at The Garden Walk when the blowing rain came out of no where. So he thought he was safe until today when he was taking pictures and out of no ware his screen went dead. So he was shooting blind. Hopefully where he got it will fix it for free that may be a Monday or Tuesday task. Well here are a few photos from "The Flood" . It was also a weird weekend since he was propositioned for drugs then the same guys wanted to know if he could help them out, what, you sell drugs help your self out. Then on the way home was told a black lady who he thought was asking to talk to someone behind him that she wanted to know if he wanted his dick sucked and that she swallows. That is something you can't really get on the street unprepared for. He of course said no and ran into a buddy of his it was strange.





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So Two Pictures before the flood but during the rain where added
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Category: event

07/24/09 07:54 - 70ºF - ID#49371

Garden Walk Hoping it is nice

Well with Buffalo You never know what the weather will be like, but I hope it is nice for the garden walk, both days. Who knows how much I will go to but hoping to get some nice pictures and post them. Ok one other link after I say I wish everyone has a great weekend.
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