So, 53 people were convictedof certain types of drug charges in my county. I read this entire article and one part actually made sense to me. I've seen some cases like this actully. The way the U.S is now...compared to how it used to be... well lets just say over half of our jobs are no more. How do you maintain life with no income? how do you maintain life with no income or little income with dependents?
People do what they have to do to get by... if they sell their pills (last resort) to feed their kids would you consider it to be chargeable or a bad thing ? You also have to think ...the people they're selling their pills to isn't being helped either.
we all have a past and our own story, but that doesnt mean we can't choose a different path. How are YOUR morals? ethics ? this matters most !!!!!
it's a shame America is coming to this... but we CANNOT judge people like this if we aren't helping them. really think about that.
i'm going to pull a couple of these photos and tell you the first things that pop in my head...
Cox - 35 years old. My first perception is this guy has been offered help before. We all know those kind that we cannot help unless they're willing to help themselves. I actually know this guy from the late 90s... He is still doing the same thing he was then. Also look at his weight... thats the first thing... hes addicted to something harder or he's really focused on this life style. Even if our perception isn't the best... always lend a hand until your decision making goes to crap
Mathis- 61 years old. Does she look like someone who is having a hard time quitting an addiction ? does she look like shes fallen victim to the shitty system... she is in trouble for selling marajuana...
My thoughts on marajuana ... simple... Alcohol is much much worse and actually kills 100% more people than marajuana.
Being charged with marajuana... lets think about this... does it really hurt people ? does it kill people ? the only thing this is doing for her is making things harder...
if she cannot afford this charge or it somehow changes her life (very possible)... what will happen ?
there are many many more people out there that play the system and get by without trying to help themselves, but there are also many many others that are just in a rough spot and need love or attention...
you figure out which one, but remember not to judge.
Ya know the past couple of years has brought some crazy events... sandy hook, the theater shooting, GMO's, the bilderberg meeting, the number of items that DHS has purchased etc.... but seriously why this ?
Feds: No lunches from home without doctors note... school lunch only
it seems i've missed this story somehow.... Why didn't any parents post their opinions on facebook ? I dont have any children, but I do want kids and this just blows my mind. I've read a couple of stories related to this from VA, and CH and that was dated as early as Oct. 1.
Here is "a" note (Not 100% sure if this is real)
Can someone tell me if this is real or if they know anything about this....
HURRY UP !!! IM CURIOUS !!
I also pulled this from the internet
"As a family, we have made the decision to avoid a host of ingredients that are all found in abundance in school lunches. We don’t consume:
-Artificial colors and flavors
-Hormone laden meat and dairy
But this week at my daughter’s school, the offerings are:
Corn dog or chicken nuggets, tater tots
Beef tostada boat or PB and J on white bread
Pepperoni pizza or fish sticks with roll
Pretzel sticks with cheese sauce or chicken teriyaki
Cheeseburger or breaded chicken patty with seasoned fries
There is not one thing on that list that falls into our normal diet. Add a side of rBGH-filled milk and a corn-syrup laden “fruit cup” and you have a complete nutritional disaster.
Why should the parents be required to bear the expense of a doctor’s visit to get the required note to be allowed to send healthful, homemade lunches for their children?
I’m glad you asked.
It’s all about profit and control.
Because, you see, the federal government must have all the little children on board in order to subsidize the farmers, make the rich richer, and make the poor sicker. Throw in some Obamacare to treat the resulting nutritionally-driven illnesses and it is a win-win situation – at least it is if you own a food processing plant, a medical facility, or a factory farm and you’re not the ones eating that so-called food."
JUST FOR ANOTHER READ.... GO TO MY MAY POST I BELIEVE AND LOOK FOR SOMETHING WITH THE TITLE "THINGS THAT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU"
I leave Bogota on February 25th and i'll be home for a month ! a months vacation !!!!! yep, it's going to be epic. It will be even more epic if I get the house that I am wanting. I've applied for the loan and i've already completed my pre-evaluation forms. WISH ME LUCK !!! It isn't the best house I can get, but it is beside my buddy and the monthly payments will be low enough that I dont have to worry so much.
So if I do get the property... ill be able to work on it while i'm home for the month. ahhh its going to be groovy.
I'm honestly excited to get back to my hometown and anchor down. I miss my family and im ready to start my own family. Wish me luck !!!
oh yea... another dive trip soon. I hope sometime in june / july
I found this on the internet and thought it was interesting. I grew up looking at my dads handle-bar mustache and always thought it was neat.
The 2013 Just for Men, National Beard and Mustache Championships took place earlier this month. There were more than 150 contestants that competed in 17 categories. The photos were taken by Greg Anderson , I believe coming from New Orleans.
I wanted to share some of my favorites with you all. Enjoy !
I really like the two different colors in this
I believe out of these photos, this one reminds me of how my dad's used to be
Believe it or not, I would consider this to be clean looking
Ya know ... life is way to short and it should be filled with things we enjoy, giving to others, doing something significant to make a difference, happiness, forgiveness, and epic plans...
I wanted to make a post about some of my short and long term goals... some of the things I really want to accomplish & some epic plans with some groovy family / friends
* if you think about it... how much time do we waste sitting on the couch watching TV, sleeping, or on facebook with nothing else to do each month / year *
why not put *some, if not most* of that time towards something positive ?
Here is my bucket list as of now :
- Some of my significant / long term goals -
- Using the enclosed trailer I bought a couple of years ago... I want to deliver food (that i've made) to people who need it in at least one county in every state on the east coast (just being realistic)
- I want to volunteer at an elderly shelter once I have enough free time
- I want to take up donations of clothes, canned goods, water and crafts and send to the world's poorest country
- I would love to start some type of help program that gives back to the community I grew up in...
whether it be cleaning up, volunteering at schools, donating books, or starting a safe shelter for animals
- Some of the things I want to accomplish -
- I want to walk across the Mackinac bridge in Ohio with Mary and Kathy Sanderson
Becoming a DiveMaster / Instructor is is a short term goal of mine. I recently found out that the GI Bill will cover the entire cost... stay tuned east coast !
One of my biggest "personal" goals is to one day open up my own dive shop / cafe ... i'm reaching way out for this, but I would love for this dream to come true
my family ...
I want to cage dive with white sharks !!!!
I want to try some Abalone ..
I want to build my very own corner bar
(something like this)
I want to grow a Rambutan tree at the house I anchor down in...
I will have access to this wonderful fruit until I die
One huge dream of mine is to give my mom and dad a granddaughter ...
Places I want to visit
I would love to find my way back to Malaysia one day