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Wut My Name is?

If we were made in His Image then call Us by our name, most intellects do not believe in God but they fear Us just the same! My cypher keeps moving like a rolling stone! What in the world is Badu talking about? Yall just sanging and sanging? Who’s the “His“? Who’s the “God“? and most importantly who’s the “Us“?

The Image!

Let’s break that thang down the “His” we are the majority made in the image of the one true God, Allah, Buddah, Muhammad, what ever you choose to call him, I know you know somebody that looks like Him.  And I know you know somebody who doesn’t! Ya dig!

The Us, is me, you, he, she, him, and her! Those of you have been oppressed because of your natural “image”, HIS image. Feel me! Yes I am talking about you, walking round here thinking you free cause you think you earned a degree! So quick to turn your back when she and He, was there with you when you were wearing payless shoes! Now look at your attitude, so damn rude and cruel.  Wake  you intelligent FOOL!

Badu speak to people please! See usually I don’t do this but Imma hit wit a blast from da past! On and On- Baduism, then I want you to Jump up in the Air and you bet not brang you ass down! Ya heard!

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Social Network Applications are a Political Distraction!!! No more Farmville People!!! Cristina Arra Simmons

Hey people while you are sitting around baking cakes in your facebook Cafe applications and farming on the virtual farm in Farmville you are missing out on real conversations such as this. The types of things they really don’t want you to know!!! I reposted this on my facebook fan page.

Cristina Arra HamiltonArra Da Flygurl Considering that there are facebook applications for nearly everything under the sun, it is remarkable to find none of them keep track of the National debt. Even more baffling is the fact the every American does not know the National debt. In short, please stop playing farmville and find articles, books, or documentaries online. Black Male Teachers

Alex James Bevly III

Alex James Bevly III

LOL…now that’s for real.

If people actually new the debt, then they wouldn’t be praising Obama. $1.4T when it was $400B when Bush left office. Yeah, them banks got paid…took money right out of the national treasury and no one is talking about it.

Arra Da Flygurl

Arra Da Flygurl

Do they ever talk about what they do wrong?No they just find a way to distract America. Maybe that’s why they trying say there’s a pot of gold in Haiti. Is America gonna steal from Haiti to cover the National Debt? I wouldn’t it pass them. However it’s not all President Obama’s fault. He was trying to clean up Bush’s mess who might I add was asked to team up with Bill Clinton for the Haiti relief, where is Busheee? He looking like Waldo, can’t nobody find him.

Alex James Bevly III

Alex James Bevly III

Bush didn’t do anything that would incline Obama to shell out 1.2T in low-interest loans to the banks, as well as almost $500B in free bailout money. Bush didn’t incline Obama to embark in fruitless “stimulus” projects around the country with 100’s of Billions of tax dollars where he promised if it passed the unemployment wouldn’t even right 9%… well, its double-digits now. Bush didn’t incline him to waste a year of Washington’s time (and untold tax dollars) embarking on a fallacious “universal health care” bill that is only universal health *insurance*.

I can see an argument that he had to clean up the messy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…which he hasn’t done either, but ok, I get that. All this other blame-shifting just shows how spineless and irresponsible Democrats, including Obama, are.

Arra Da Flygurl

Arra Da Flygurl

Did you watch the State of the Union address last night? No Bush might have not did anything to incline him but what other option did he have? As far as the Bail out… Obama says he had to do what was necessary. If he had of not done anything he’d be just as worst as Bush? Obama says ” I supported the LAST administrations efforts (Bush) to create… the Financial Rescues program”. He supported them; then he had to revamp the program so that it will do exactly what it says. “Financially Rescue” Not “Financially In debt you” I included this for your viewing pleasure.

Did you hear when he said he was going to Charge the Large Banks while smaller banks were going to have to invest in small businesses, his plan is going to help this country move in the right direction. It’s them damn Republicans that were just sitting around like. I’m sorry but President Obama lost me after he said “health care reform, Job Bill, and gays in the Military”. It’s not Obama it’s them lazy ass Republicans that are wasting time playing their “wait it out” games! Let’s not forget he did say he is going to make education more affordable please pass that part along….

Alex James Bevly III

Alex James Bevly III

I didn’t watch it, but saw Obama’s main points on CNN and YouTube. I know it is easy to play the party line, but Democrats are just as much at fault as the Republicans. All presidents make extraordinary claims and promises during the SOTU address. Bush talked about hydrogen-powered cars and all kinds of fantasy during his.

Oh yeah, and no one … buys that Obama had to bail out the banks because he did that and it saved absolutely nothing. They still aren’t lending and companies continue to have the same problems trying to keep their doors open. It seems like Democrats are completely clueless to how business and economics work. Republicans seem to have a better clue, but don’t really care about the people for a host of corrupt reasons.

When people take their heads out of their respective parties’ asses then there will be real progress in this country.

Arra Da Flygurl

” It seems like Democrats are completely clueless to how business and economics work. Republicans seem to have a better clue, but don’t really care about the people for a host of corrupt reasons.When people take their heads out of their respective parties’ asses then there will be real progress in this country”.
If we were in the same room I’d thump you across the forehead for this.
This is exactly how they want the Nation to think! Don’t you realize Bush and his damn Daddy messed up the economy because he knew who was next in line. They wanted and are trying their best to make the “Democratic” party look like the guilty ones. Please tell me I am not the only one who noticed that just before President Obama was elected lots of people were being laid off. They were hiring but only those who think and feel like you and they were firing oops my bad “laying off with no intent to rehire” people like me. …
Also I want to say this if you get a chance please watch the President’s State of Union address I love the part when President Obama says um hey let’s not forget that this was a problem I created this is something I am trying to change (the National debt). Then look at how John McCain especially turns and whispers to his homeboys like “why he got to be bringing that up!” Puh leez don’t come at me talking about what republicans seem to know. It’s an illusion that’s all they know. How to act like they know something when there are learning based on what somebody higher than them said.

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Global Warming or Hell on Earth By Cristina Hamilton

The Effects of Global Warming
Global warming is the unnatural increase in the earth’s temperature resulting from the increase in the “greenhouse” gases. The earth surface naturally cools itself at night as the ocean’s temperatures decrease and winds blows to cool the earth surface in the areas where the sun isn’t shining as the earth revolves. Humans possess the need to interrupt the natural balance of the earth and its environment by burning coals and oils in power plants and industrial plants. Also many household appliances, such as air conditioners and refrigerators aid in distributing gases that pollute our bodies and our environment. These power plants produce gases and chemicals, such as carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons that infiltrate in to the air and when combined together they produce the greenhouse effect which works against the earths natural cooling system causing temperatures to increase in the ocean and on the earth’s surface.
The environmental effects from the greenhouse effect is global warming which is the increase in temperature on the Earth’s surface. As more and more Carbon Dioxide enters the air and the chemical balance of the earth’s surface temperature is interrupted by the greenhouse effect, the ocean’s ability to adsorb Carbon dioxide will decrease and result in increase in the oceans temperature. If the gases continue to increase in the atmosphere, possible health effects in humans could result in breathing problems do to lung restriction, frost bite, asphyxiation, and possible kidney damage or coma. The end result could led to the earth’s surface burning or being cover with water from the ocean as it begins to boil and rise and cover the land.
A couple key solutions: recycling, using mass public transportation, walking, bicycling, and eating healthy. Below I have provided a visual to show you the sources from which these harmful gases are produced and the effects they can have on humans and the environment.
Air Pollution Chart:
Issue
Sources
Health/Environmental Effects
Carbon dioxide (CO2) Burning of fossil fuels and deforestation Produces the greenhouse effect that prevents the earth from cooling at night, Carbon dioxide is responsible for 57% of Global Warming, according to Tom Socha, 2007. Possible health effects if exceeds certain levels are asphyxiation, frostbite, kidney damage or coma.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) Spray cans, discarded or leaking refrigeration, burning plastic foam products and air conditioning equipment Contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming and the breakdown of the ozone which results lead to smog.
Ground-level ozone (O3) Power plants and industrial plants that burn coal and heavy oil. The ozone causes eye irritation, impaired lung function and damage to trees and crops.
Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) Power plants and factories Possible health effects is lung constriction sulfuric acids irritates the lungs making it difficult for human to breath. Environmental effects exist when emitted into the air sulfuric acid forms wet particles that descend to the earths surface in the form of acid rain or snow.
Note: Some pollutants may not have direct health effects.

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My Letter From the President By Cristina Hamilton

I got this email today from the President Barack Obama, such a humble man. He is truly the role model for all African American men. Time to stop being afraid of who and whose we are. Humble yourselves this isn’t a prize given by the United States this prize was given because our president is rebuilding and creating relationships and opening lines of communication across the Global People. Get on the Global Grind. And it reads:

Cristina —

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I’d been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize — men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I’ve said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won’t all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it’s recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award — and the call to action that comes with it — does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we’ve begun together. I’m grateful that you’ve stood with me thus far, and I’m honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.
Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Preservation, Things we don’t talk about everyday! By Cristina Hamilton

Environmental sustainability is the preserving of the environment and its resources. Three things I do that may threaten environmental sustainability are not using energy saving light bulbs, I notice another classmate that says she sends her old magazines to the local library for resale, I don’t recycle magazine and I sometimes through peppermints wrappers in the ground.

Today my mom and I purchased energy saver light bulbs and I am going to start sending my old magazines to the local library if I have that option here in Charlotte. I am also going to be more attentive when eating peppermints and through the wrappers in the trash can as oppose to littering.

I guess I might be included in that generation you mentioned because couldn’t imagine life without A/C or electricity. I do have a story that has made me learn to appreciate the environment,s natural resources. I grew up in Miami, Fl. I remember Hurricane Andrew came the end of summer ’93 just before I began my twelfth grade year. Though I had lived through various hurricane warnings and many tropical storms, we never really took it that serious when there was a Hurricane watch in Miami. Mainly because none had cause much damage.

I remember this day all to clearly we were driving back to Miami from New York, yes I said driving. We had to make a stop in Central Florida to pick up my father. When we got back on I-95 we noticed we were the only car traveling south toward Miami. We looked over to the opposite side cars were backed up for miles. My Dad finally said Oh yea I forgot to mention the Weather Man has reported a Hurricane warning for Miami and some parts have been evacuated. We all just kind of looked at him with a stare similar to the one Scooby gives to Shaggy when he doesn’t want to be the first to walk into the room where he knows the monster is lurking and waiting. We had come to far to turn back and we weren’t sure if we should continue towards home because who knows if our area was one that had been evacuated.

We continued home the weather was nice at that time and we hoped that maybe this was another false alarm. When we arrived our neighbors had secured our windows in the front of the house and came to help secure the rear ones. They told us that it was for sure that the Hurricane was headed our way. We all went out to the grocery stores searching for Hurricane supplies: bread, batteries, flashlights, and water. Those few items were hard to find many people had come before us and bought up everything. What we couldn’t find in the store or have at home the neighbors supplied it for us.

Later that night the Hurricane Andrew hit and wiped most of South Miami out. We lived on the North side our damages weren’t too bad. We were without electricity and missing a few shingles from the roof. I remember driving around on the streets the National Guard was posted on nearly every corner we were on a curfew because once the sun set, there was a blank of darkness that covered the city that caused it to disappear until the next sunrise. Neighborhoods that once were filled with nicely landscaped yards and homes now look like a war zone, many homes had no roofs, some were torn down completely I felt like a visitor in a foreign land.

I remember our nights being so hot, but we made it through. We sat up talking most of the night. During the day everyone would sit outside and cook out and drink water and if we could find ice and sodas we were lucky. We were without electricity for seven days. I remember bathing in cold showers because there was no hot water. Those times really made me appreciate electricity, hot water and the GRILL. Most importantly that natural disaster caused us to depend on Natural Resources we took for granted before, it even brought my family closer together.

“Failure is not an option”

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