ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

Post by a.k.a Bru » Fri, 28 Nov 2003 16:58:15



Dear Judges, Lawyers, Policemen, Guards, Counselors, Taxpayers, et. al.,

We are here.  Like it or not, for good or bad, we are here.  Who are we?  We are the
downtrodden and dispossesed, the self-torturing, the disenfranchised convicts,
drug and *** ***s, the unemployed and unemployable.  We are the children of
poverty, financial and spiritual.  We have and will have children of our own,
grandchildren too.  We are ex-cons, uninsured, homeless, of many colors and speaking
many tongues.  We are the enemy in what has become a domestic war against ourselves.

And who are you?  You who like the tough talk of Tough on Crime?  You who watch as
budgets are cut in education and health care while you militarize a police force?
Bullet-proof vests, automatic weapons, helicopters, tanks, robots ... the
testosterone is oozing through the streets, more prisons, longer sentences, tighten
the belt, spartan conditions, task forces, gang units, gun courts.  And what is there
to show for it?  Unemployent stays low because half the population oversees those
"out of the workforce", the dregs, the rabble, the enemy?  Please tell me there is a
deeper reason.  Do you feel safer?  More humane?  More like a cohesive society with a
shared sense of purpose, who can identify Us and Them?  Do you live in a gated
community or gentrified neighborhood?  By the way, have you read the Declaration of
Independence and US Constitution - or do you only know the first phrases?

It's about time we got together.  Please know that I have yet to meet a convict who
wants their child to be a thief, an ***, a dealer, a ***, or a ***
individual.  Most of us still have hope for ourselves even when stuck in the darkest
dilemmas, ruts and catch-22s.  Most of us believe in crafting laws and instilling
order.  Many of us have burrowed beneath the surface to find a spiritual sense of
being, an understanding force at least as powerful as those we succumbed to, and many
of use wouldn't escape if you opened the front door.  Did you know that approximately
10 million Americans are either incarcerated, on probation, on parole or once were in
those categories?  Each of those 10 million have families, friends, neighbors ... and
so closer and closer does the We interface with the You.  Don't you think it's time we
talked?

Are you ready?  Can you accept that the road we are travelling points toward a grim
and painful future?  Do you have the heart to face monumental failures while bravely
struggling beyond where we are now?  I know that some of you are, and that some of us
are, and this is what gives me hope.  You need our insights just as we need your
structure.  It is never over, especially when a real solution, a real treatment for
our sickness, is yet to begin.

                                                   In Solidarity,

                                                   Bruce Reilly (a.k.a Bruha)
                                                   P.O.Box 8274
                                                   Cranston, RI 02920 USA

P.S. - I am trying to conceptualize an effective guerilla media campaign to promote
       this cause.  Ideas are welcome.  Collaboration is prayed.

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ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

Post by Hzak » Sat, 29 Nov 2003 02:08:33


Well, THAT certainly made a lot of sense to post to a model railroad
newsgroup...NOT!

My reaction: "Whatever."

Happy Thanksgiving to y'all.

Dieter Zakas

 
 
 

ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

Post by Bruce Favinge » Sat, 29 Nov 2003 15:28:43


What advise can a drug ***ed, homeless, uninsured, multi colored,  fellon
provide to us other than an example of what not to become? Bruce

Quote:
> We are here.  Like it or not, for good or bad, we are here.  Who are we?
We are the
> downtrodden and dispossesed, the self-torturing, the disenfranchised
convicts,
> drug and *** ***s, the unemployed and unemployable.  We are the
children of
> poverty, financial and spiritual.  We have and will have children of our
own,
> grandchildren too.  We are ex-cons, uninsured, homeless, of many colors
and speaking
> many tongues.  We are the enemy in what has become a domestic war against
ourselves.

> And who are you?  You who like the tough talk of Tough on Crime?  You who
watch as
> budgets are cut in education and health care while you militarize a police
force?
> Bullet-proof vests, automatic weapons, helicopters, tanks, robots ... the
> testosterone is oozing through the streets, more prisons, longer
sentences, tighten
> the belt, spartan conditions, task forces, gang units, gun courts.  And
what is there
> to show for it?  Unemployent stays low because half the population
oversees those
> "out of the workforce", the dregs, the rabble, the enemy?  Please tell me
there is a
> deeper reason.  Do you feel safer?  More humane?  More like a cohesive
society with a
> shared sense of purpose, who can identify Us and Them?  Do you live in a
gated
> community or gentrified neighborhood?  By the way, have you read the
Declaration of
> Independence and US Constitution - or do you only know the first phrases?

> It's about time we got together.  Please know that I have yet to meet a
convict who
> wants their child to be a thief, an ***, a dealer, a ***, or a
***
> individual.  Most of us still have hope for ourselves even when stuck in
the darkest
> dilemmas, ruts and catch-22s.  Most of us believe in crafting laws and
instilling
> order.  Many of us have burrowed beneath the surface to find a spiritual
sense of
> being, an understanding force at least as powerful as those we succumbed
to, and many
> of use wouldn't escape if you opened the front door.  Did you know that
approximately
> 10 million Americans are either incarcerated, on probation, on parole or
once were in
> those categories?  Each of those 10 million have families, friends,
neighbors ... and
> so closer and closer does the We interface with the You.  Don't you think
it's time we
> talked?

> Are you ready?  Can you accept that the road we are travelling points
toward a grim
> and painful future?  Do you have the heart to face monumental failures
while bravely
> struggling beyond where we are now?  I know that some of you are, and that
some of us
> are, and this is what gives me hope.  You need our insights just as we
need your
> structure.  It is never over, especially when a real solution, a real
treatment for
> our sickness, is yet to begin.

>                                                    In Solidarity,

>                                                    Bruce Reilly (a.k.a
Bruha)
>                                                    P.O.Box 8274
>                                                    Cranston, RI 02920 USA

> P.S. - I am trying to conceptualize an effective guerilla media campaign
to promote
>        this cause.  Ideas are welcome.  Collaboration is prayed.

> with humor and sarcasm.
>        Only post a message once.
>        Please rotate material with questionable content.
>        Summarize what you are following up.
>        Use mail, don't post a follow-up.
>        Read all follow-ups and don't repeat what has already been said.
>        Check your return e-mail address and expect responses.
>        Double-check follow-up newsgroups and distributions.
>        Be careful about copyrights and licenses.
>        Cite appropriate references.
>        When summarizing, summarize.
>        Mark or rotate answers or spoilers.
>        Spelling flames considered harmful.
>        Don't overdo signatures.
>        Limit line length and avoid control characters.
>        Do not use Usenet as a resource for homework assignments.
>        Do not use Usenet as an advertising medium.
>        Avoid posting to multiple newsgroups.

> (*)Usenet is a registered trademark of HipCrime, unLtd.

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>       This document is in the public domain and may be reproduced or
>       excerpted by anyone wishing to do so.


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> Subject: FAQ on making and using a .signature file
> Date: 21 Nov 1996 21:13:47 GMT
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ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

Post by drewcareyino.. » Sat, 29 Nov 2003 22:01:30


Kiss off loser.
 
 
 

ollieer, don't you think it's time we talked?

Post by Steve Capl » Mon, 01 Dec 2003 06:08:58


Quote:

> loser

Well, at least you spelled it correctly, with one "o",
unlike so many who use the word frequently.  

"Loser" is one of those interesting epithets that so often
define the user rather than the target.

Not to make a case pro or "con" for the obviously way off
topic post, just against those who use :loser: and "rules"
and other flags of ignorance and meanness.  

And, yes ***ia, mean people DO suck.

--
Steve Caple