(?): hey dickie
drey: what’s good b!tch?
“black diamonds in my jesus piece, my god“
remember when reading the lyrics that ricky raps as 2 diff/same people/person…mr. vance wright
Hey young world… the world is yours
Hey young world… the world is yours
Young world young world… the world is yours
This rap here… it may cause concern it’s
For all you ringleaders… why don’t you listen and learn
Love, peace, happiness… that once was strong
But due to society… even that’s turned wrong
Times have changed… and it’s cool to look bummy
and be a dumb dummy and disrespect your mummy
Have you forgotten… who put you on this Earth, huh?
Who brought you up right… and who loved you since your birth? Continue reading
Have you heard the story about LaVena Johnson?
LaVena Johnson, a high school honor student, decided to enlist in the Army to pay for college. On July 19, 2005, after serving eight weeks in Iraq, she was killed, eight days short of her 20th birthday.
Pvt. Johnson — she was posthumously promoted to private first class — was found dead on a military base in Balad, Iraq, in a tent belonging to military contractor KBR, a spinoff and former subsidiary of Halliburton, Dick Cheney’s company. She was the first woman from Missouri to be killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The U.S. Army officially ruled her death a suicide, saying she shot herself in the head, case closed. But this is where the story begins. Continue reading
BAGHDAD – An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi’s act during Bush’s last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world amid anger over the 2003 invasion.
He has been in custody since the Dec. 14 outburst, which occurred as Bush was holding a joint news conference with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
He was initially sentenced to three years after pleading not guilty to assaulting a foreign leader, then the court reduced it to one year because the journalist had no prior criminal history.
On June 11, Evan traveled to Arkansas to interview Matthew Sheppard, a man who faked his death, tried to create a new identity, and was eventually caught. The story was the centerpiece of Evan’s Wired article, Gone Forever: What Does it Take to Really Disappear, which inspired Evan’s own disappearance. Read the entire transcript below carefully. It’s more than 9,000 words long, but it’s riveting and, at parts, quite emotional. It will give you clues to the way that Evan thinks, and it’ll show you the mistakes that he knows to avoid.
Matthew Alan Sheppard, East Arkansas Regional Unit, 6.11.09
Evan Ratliff: When did you first think of trying to fake your own death?
Matt Sheppard: Well, it crossed my mind a few times. I started to feel a lot of pressure. I felt like I was very financial unstable; felt like the whole world was just kind of on my shoulders. And there just came a point where it was overwhelming, and then I just started trying to figure out well, how can I get away from this? How can I get out from under all this. And that’s when the thought of actually disappearing came to mind, and basically getting away from everything and starting over new, and fresh. That’s a big part of it, is actually having a fresh start, having people look at you in a different way, feel differently about you, and just being able to start from scratch and build on it. I would say that was the biggest driver. The money part—everybody seems to think that the money was the biggest motivator. But it really wasn’t, because I’m sure that everybody that you talk to, a million dollars, or a million three something is not a lot of money nowadays. When you are talking about disappearing and starting a new life with Continue reading
AT&T to Officially Mandate Data Plans for All Smartphones
Aug 21, 2009, 12:32 PM by Eric M. Zeman updated Aug 21, 2009, 1:10 PM
AT&T has officially confirmed that starting on September 6, any customer using a smartphone will need to subscribe to a data plan. AT&T said in a statement, “Smartphone users tend to consume a higher amount of data services, like advanced e-mail, mobile Web, applications and more. Being able to take full advantage of these features without having to worry about a fluctuating or unusually high bill generally leads to greater customer satisfaction, so effective Sept. 6, smartphone customers will need to subscribe to a data plan, as the vast majority of customers already do.” This change will apply to new lines and any renewed contracts after September 6. Existing customers who already have smartphones without data plans will be able to stay with their current plan. The data plan costs $30 per month and applies to iPhone, BlackBerries, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm devices.
via News (Phone Scoop).