Monday, March 31, 2008

Consideration is the key.

When I see people today, I wonder sometimes, do the majority of them even think before they act? This is the impression that I get whenever I go out, because people today seem to be so inconsiderate. The word considerate can be defined as careful thought, and after giving it some careful thought, I dont think that our society practices this enough. I've seen people do things that were unnecessary, just because they failed to take there situation into consideration, and basically inconvenienced themselves. For example, I had a car driving directly behind me, change to the right lane, speed up, get directly in front of me, only to switch lanes one last time to the left turning lane. The driver made three moves ( while causing me to break ), when only one move was necessary. Not only inconsiderate, but rude and stupid. I got a good laugh out of it anyways. But it still made me think, whats the reason for this behavior, is it lack of consideration, ignorance, or just plain disrespect. Possibly all three. You would'nt walk across a busy street without considering the circumstances and looking both ways, (although some of you might, cause we just don't give a damn) so why not apply that type of thinking to every aspect of our life. I'll tell you why, because everyone's looking out for number one, and it's hard to be nice to someone who isn't kind to you. I can't say that I blame them. Society has shown us that there are very few people who are going to do anything for anyone else that isn't in their best interest. We live in a new era, where it really is all for one and one for all. On a better note, being considerate doesn't just pertain to manners or other people, it can be a tool used to make your life and others a little more convenient.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

To Protect And Serve.

When I hear the phrase " To Protect And Serve", I think of how the law is being enforced in my city, and if they really are living up to this motto. If they are, then why does it feel like our law enforcers primary objective is our wallet and not our well being. Maybe because we can find most police officers positioned in a location that's just out of a motorist view, but they're nowhere in sight when there presence is really needed. You might be thinking, there just keeping the streets safe from reckless drivers. There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005, 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed, About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States, one death every 13 minutes, so I'm aware of the fact. I just don't think that law officials have this in mind when they hit the streets. we've all heard of quotas having to be met, but I thought that we would have to wait til the end of the month to be subject to that type thing. I see it everyday during my morning and evening commute. I feel a little conflicted, because we need these traffic laws to be enforced, but while a officer is waiting in the shadows to catch a violator, he or she might be needed in a more serious situation.I don't know, you be the judge, but on the plus side at least we will know where to find them when or if we need them.

Just to give you an idea of where he is positioned, I took these pictures while I was in the middle of the intersection. You can't see it, but he is positioned out of view of any body driving east or west, making it easy to catch potential traffic violators. On top of that, the zone goes from 40 miles an hour, to 25 , and then to 45, so you can imagine what the traffic is like. Long story short, by the time you see him, he's already clocked you for going over the speed limit. Again it's a little underhanded, but I've seen people doing 55 in my residential district, and there are a lot of unsupervised children, So in the interest of safety, I can" complain, but I can't say that I fully agree, It is kind of funny to see the looks on drivers faces when they pull up to that blind intersection and see the police officer with that radar gun

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just A Thought

What ever happened to credibility or paying your dues in today's society. I remember a time when you had to break a record, give a award winning performance, or at least be able to carry a note. Now all you have to do is get a DUI or put out a sex tape to get recognition. Is immoral behavior what defines a persons celebrity status, and if it is, when was this established. I personally think that we should only give credit where it's due. Why acknowledge a celebrity for walking on the streets, when we should be acknowledging whether his or her last project was worth our time. I don't mean to bash, but I think it's time that we commended good quality entertainment, and not bad examples set by celebrities.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

R.I.P HIP HOP 1984-2001

Since the death of hip hop, music in general has been going down hill. If it is'nt commercializing the content, or artist sampling a real hit song, it's cars, bling, money and hustling. I've accepted the fact that album sales are more important to the industry, then artistic merit. Just when i thought that it could'nt get any worse, soulja boy tell em debuts his new single " YAHHH". His new song is a perfect example of whats wrong in the music industry today. With the lack of good lyrics and the yelling on the chorus, this song can hardly be considered music. It's obvious that artists today don't put any time or effort into these songs. I wonder how the majority can call them selves artist. To make matters worse, this is what they try to force feed us. I can't support this music any more then our youth can stop encouraging it. I guess poor quality is whats hot on the streets

Where We Stand In America!

With America focused on Obama and Clinton, it's easy to overlook our current president, George Bush, and the current status of our economy. I've noticed, that when it comes to our economy, the average american's knowledge on the subject goes as far as our country's gas prices, which made me think of a saying that goes, what you don't know can't hurt you, a phrase that I srtongly disagree with. I prefer the saying, knowledge is power, but where does the rest of america stand. The only knowledge people appear to be interested in today is celebrity gossip. As productivity slows down, and stock prices tumble, I feel obligated to know about our country's economical dilema, and how this recession will effect america's working class financially. Our financial security should mean more to america then britany or paris hilton social status. The U.S. dollar decreasing in value, higher oil prices, and an increasing unemployment rate. Unfortunate, but still not as hot a topic on the streets as it should be.


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