Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
1. The drug generally isn't more harmful than alcohol or tobacco if used in moderation. As you'll see by reading research studies from the related links section at the bottom of the page, the studies of the harmfulness of marijuana are inconclusive and contradictory. Most doctors would agree that it's not very harmful if used in moderation. It's only when you abuse the drug that problems start to occur. But isn't abuse of almost any bad substance a problem? If you abuse alcohol, caffeine, Ephedra, cigarettes, or even pizza, health problems are sure to follow. Would you want the government limiting how much coffee you can drink or how much cheesecake you take in? Most doctors believe that marijuana is no more addictive that alcohol or tobacco.
2. Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom. Even if the drug is shown to be harmful, isn't it the right of every person to choose what harms him or her? Marijuana use is generally thought of as a "victimless crime", in that only the user is being harmed. You can't legislate morality when people disagree about what's considered "moral".
3. Legalization would mean a lower price; thus, related crimes (like theft) would be reduced. All illegal drugs are higher in price because the production, transportation, and sale of the drugs carry heavy risks. When people develop drug habits or addictions, they must somehow come up with the money to support their cravings. Unless a person is wealthy, he or she must often resort to robbery and other crimes to generate the money needed to buy the drugs. Legalization would reduce the risks and thus reduce the prices. There would therefore be less need for the secondary crimes needed to raise money.
1. Marijuana is often used as a stepping-stone drug, leading to heroin, cocaine, or other harder drugs. Studies show that marijuana use often progresses to the use of harder drugs. In other words, people experiment with what is often thought of as a "harmless" drug. Then, after using it for a while, a bigger "high" is sought; thus, users then turn to the harder stuff like heroin, LSD, cocaine, etc. This is particularly a problem since most people will not directly start abusing the harder drugs that are generally understood to be harmful. Marijuana use may simply embolden them to experiment.
2. Stoned driving and other dangers would be increased. Marijuana use isn't truly a "victimless crime" when you consider all the crimes that may be committed when the user is under the influence of the drug. Drunk driving is still a major problem in our society despite all the education and stiff penalties. "Driving high" would be even harder to detect. Unless the user has been smoking in the car, there isn't as distinctive of a smell as there is with alcohol. Also, there's always the possibility that the lapse in judgment caused by drug use will lead to harder crimes like rape or robbery.
3. Some consider use of the drug as morally wrong. Many religions and moral codes prohibit the use of intoxicating substances. Marijuana is generally considered to fit into this category.
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Earlier Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. plans to introduce a U.N. resolution as early as next week seeking tough measures against Zimbabwe.
"We will press for strong action by the United Nations, including an arms embargo on Zimbabwe and travel ban on regime officials," Bush said in a statement issued while he spent the weekend at Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
"The international community has condemned the Mugabe regime's ruthless campaign of politically motivated violence and intimidation with a strong and unified voice that makes clear that yesterday's election was in no way free and fair," Bush said.
Williams served out the match at love, finishing with a 127-mph delivery — the fastest recorded by a woman at Wimbledon — for her 11th ace.
The 1994 sophomore release was promoted behind the single of "So Tough" which was remixed by Notorious B.I.G. mentor Easy Mo Bee and also by Pete Rock the single was backed by "Crazy Like A Foxxx." After promotional cassettes were sent to radio and press, the album was mysteriously shelved by the label.
"It was important for me to [release] Crazy Like A Foxxx because I took it back in, and I remastered it. I just wanted to give them the whole entire album," Freddie Foxxx told HipHopDX last evening. The album was largely made for the emcee's comrades in prison at the time, and initially featured darker music and aggressive subject matter.
The initial 1993 demo version of Crazy Like A Foxxx features production exclusively from D.I.T.C.'s Showbiz, Lord Finesse and Buckwild. As an added treat for listeners, Fat Beats and Foxxx have included these unheard versions on the bonus disc of the two CD set, also available digitally. The emcee, who released his debut album in 1989, added, "The D.I.T.C. version got turned down by Flavor Unit. I actually liked it better, but I had to go and produce [the album] myself, and that was the [version] they accepted. A lot of emails and MySpace blogs were comin' in about how people liked the Crazy Like A Foxxx album. I was [thinking] I don't know how they like it if it was never put out. Somebody leaked it on a cassette, and people were just listening to the raggedy old, nasty-soundin' cassette version. I said, 'You know what? Let me just put it out.' It's really about the fans all day."
Among those original tracks, producer Showbiz had initially submitted the beat that would later become KRS-One's "Sound Of Da Police," which can be heard in its original form through this release. The Freddie Foxxx version is called "8 Bars To Catch A Body."
Another point of interest from this relic is the largely unpublicized competitive rap battle with the Ultramagnetic MC's. "It wasn't a physical thing, it was a rap competition/battle, whatever you want to call it," reveals the artist who also goes by Bumpy Knuckles a decade and a half later. "I decided to switch up the title song 'Crazy Like A Foxxx.' There's two versions on there that people are gonna hear. I gave them the original version, which was more of me doin' my lyrical skill thing, and then I switched up and put my whole battle verses on there and dedicated the whole track to them. I was trying to feed the audience what they wanted from me."
Asked what the album makes him think about today, Foxxx says, "At first I think, 'Damn, I've been rapping a long time. [Laughs] I think about, and hopefully people understand, it's just classic material. It's catalogue. I'm actually going to start releasing a lot more catalogue."
The album also features appearances by Kool G Rap , Chuck D and 2Pac. Freddie Foxxx is also releasing Motorcycle Music volumes 1 through 3 for Krupt Mob, as well as working on his anticipated next studio album Amerikkkan Black Man and the Stop The Violence movement.
Andre Moore, posted a clip titled “Dissin Philly Cops,” in which he displayed a silver firearmand proclaimed his joy when an officer is shot in the line of duty.
The 44-year-old called the officers in West Philadelphia’s 18th police district “a bunch of liars” and exclaimed his joy “whenever they shoot a cop in Philadelphia.”
Later in the video—which has been removed from the site—Moore aims the gun at the screen and directly advocates for the murder of officers.
"Boom! ... When you shoot the cop, you shoot them dead, OK? Anywhere, head or the heart. That's why the last cops lost their lives," he says.
Philadelphia police took the video seriously and issued a warrant for Moore’s arrest after identifying him in the video.
"We believe these were terroristic threats that are not protected by the First Amendment, particularly when he encourages people to promote violence in Philadelphia and when he shows people how to use a gun to shoot a cop," said Kevin Harley, spokesman for the state Attorney General’s office.
Officers used a battering ram to apprehend Moore, who will face charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, corruption of morals of a minor and harassment according to Lt. John Walker. The corruption of morals charge was due to Moore’s young son holding the camera during the video’s filming.
Three Philadelphia officers have been killed in the line of duty in the past two years.
According to the police DMX approached the officer, asking for $30 of powder and $15 of weed.
DMX was also arrested on Monday (Jun 22) on a warrant for driving without a valid license, and was later released after posting a $500 bond.
Come on X! I am really praying for X to make it out of this struggle. One thing i can say i know of from X is he is very spiritual so with that power he can still make it. I also know he has alot of fines to pay but i know he's got enough to have someone hit the streets for him. I am not sure whats up with all these MC's getting into the "extra" stuff as far as the drugs. I repeat: Stick to the WEED!!!". This is one of the more stronger MC's and with all the wackness out here we need X!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Young Jeezy’s lawyer Scott Leemon had “no comment” when contacted today (June 14) about Simms’ shocking testimony.
BMF was started in the late 1980s by brothers Demetrius “Meech” and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory in Detroit. By 2005 the organization is reputed to have laundered over $270 million in drug money throughout various US cities.
The accuser, Ralph Simms, was indicted on related drug charges last year in Los Angeles. Simms informed the jury that he hoped to receive a reduced sentence in light of his testimony in the Daniels case.
At press time Young Jeezy had not been charged or questioned by authorites about Simms' accusation.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
“I guess it shows you the power of Wal-Mart and Target,” confesses Green Lantern about the late verdict. “If that was the case, it’s definitely scary because it kinda fucks with your artistic vision.”
“It’s obviously gonna make the tape bigger and round it out more. It’s actually better for [Nas] because it’s a super-positive song. It kinda balances out any negative comments about him going this N-word route.”
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Arriving from a recent show in China, Saigon came on to DJ Kay Slay's Shade 45 radio show to discuss several issues including current music interests, T-Pain and southern rap, and rumors about Roc Nation.
After announcing, “My shit is 10 times better than all that,” when referring to up-and-coming albums from a handful of rappers (namely Lil Wayne), Saigon gave props to another New York rapper who’s looking at a bright career. “Anticipating? Papoose. I still want to hear what a Papoose album would sound like, 'cause I know what he could do. Your album is gonna be your best shit, and I know what he did on his mixtape. And I ain’t saying it 'cause Slay [is] here, Paps is my man. That nigga’s a genius with his writing level.”
Sure to make some rap listeners turn the other cheek, the discussion turned a bit questionable as Saigon commented on the south’s presence in the Hip Hop community. “It’s funny though, someone was like ‘you trying to sound like a south nigga.’ I’m like, ain’t they biting by just rapping period? How you gonna say I’m biting when ya’ll nigga’s is rapping? This is us, what the fuck are y'all rapping for? They forgot about that, Slay.”
Changing gears, Saigon expressed his views on a rumored Roc Nation signing. “Jay is my nigga. Me and Jay fuck around with more than music…But I don’t know [if he sees my vision]. We haven’t had that conversation yet. What I’m doing is risky. This hasn’t been done since [Public Enemy's] 'Fight the Power.'”
Reported by Edwin Ortiz.
-March 18th, 1997 Road Rage Shootout
Undercover L.A.P.D. officer Frank Lyga shot and killed off-duty L.A.P.D. officer Kevin Gaines in a case of apparent road rage. The shooting of a black officer -- Gaines -- by a white cop -- Lyga -- created a highly publicized police controversy. Lyga told FRONTLINE that Gaines threatened him with a gun and that he responded in self-defense, adding, "In my training experience this guy had 'I'm a gang member' written all over him." Investigators on the case discovered that Gaines had allegedly been involved in similar road rage incidents, threatening drivers and brandishing his gun. They also discovered troubling connections between Gaines and Death Row Records, a rap recording label owned by Marion "Suge" Knight that, investigators came to find, was hiring off-duty police officers as security guards.
Lyga, who had been reassigned to desk duty while the L.A.P.D. reviewed the circumstances of the shooting, including whether his actions had been racially motivated, was ultimately exonerated a year later. Three separate internal investigations determined that the shooting was "in policy."
After the shooting, the Gaines family, represented by attorney Johnnie Cochran, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles for $25 million. The city later settled the suit for $250,000.
-November 6th, 1997 Bank Robbery
Robbers targeted a Los Angeles branch of Bank of America, making off with $722,000. Investigating officers were immediately suspicious of assistant bank manager Errolyn Romero, who had had more cash than was necessary, delivered just ten minutes before the robbery. One month later Romero confessed to her role in the crime and implicated her boyfriend, L.A.P.D. officer David Mack, as the mastermind. A former track star, Mack was arrested and later convicted of the bank robbery. He was sentenced to 14 years and three months in federal prison. He has refused to reveal the whereabouts of the money, and while in prison has reportedly associated himself with the Mob Piru Bloods, a gang with ties to Death Row Records. Detectives investigating Mack discovered that two days after the robbery, Mack and two other police officers -- including a former partner, Rafael Perez -- spent the weekend gambling in Las Vegas, spending thousands of dollars.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So now whats next? I'm wondering if i would even let Hillary stand next to me, but i do know a "dream ticket" when i see one. Congratulations to Obama. One blow to the beast from the Black man with a November win or not, he shook up the world. Things have changed some and if/when this man gets elected we will see a REALLY big change in the people in this country's attitudes and ideologies. I swear i cant wait i want to see this!
What is wrong with Dwayne anyway. Got to be the drugs. Smoke weed..call it a day. Lil Wayne's only "greats" are as follows:
The most improved MC
One of the greatest from New Orleans
Shout out to the following: Justo,Red Alert,Doo Wop,Ron G,S&S,Action Pac,Craig G,Funkmaster Flex,Kayslay,Rampage,Silva Surfa,Chill Will,Lazy K,Jazzy Joyce,Tony Touch,Kid Capri,Mister Cee,DJ Hectic,Juice,Dirty Harry,Milliano,Hardrock,Gladiator,Ron Stro,P-Money,Envy,Whoo Kid,DJ Drama,Smallz, DJ Screw(RIP),Green Lantern,Famous,Clue,Enuff,Spinbad,Billy Bill,& Weird Science A.K.A.the Protocol(myself)
RIP Runny and Stack B
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