NATIONAL SUMMIT ON NON-VIOLENCE Saturday August 23, 2014

August 25, 2014 2 comments

I am going to a summit tomorrow on violence. It is the National Summit on Non-Violence. For so many years we have heard preached that we should practice non-violence. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and eventually Malcolm X; in the stories about their lives they moved to the opposite’s person position. So here is my take on it before I go and then I will tell more when I return with pictures and a recording hopefully of the summit.
The state of affairs of African American relations with the police have always been fraught with problems, violence, ignorance and idiocy. The idiocy is us thinking that the law had our back. The ignorance is us thinking that the law had our back. The violence is us thinking that the law had our back. The problem is us thinking that the law had our back. On the flip side is that the problems we had is us thinking that we were in the right when we were sometimes in the wrong. The violence is because we thought it was safe to reach into our bag. We thought it was safe to go for our sunglasses. We thought it was safe for us to talk with the police. And the ignorance and the idiocy comes from the people who watch and listen and try to make sense; so they loot and they kill and sometimes they make worse. But isn’t good.
Hopefully as people learn the art of non violent protest they will decide that it’s better to fight as a group with a mind of like convictions that will not destroy the town or state we live in. Because the ignorance is that the man who committed the crime if he is a cop may more than likely get off. And the family left behind will have nothing but anger and hatred. Yes hatred. It’s like I have my baby in my body for nine months go through hours of labor with him and in less than an hour you can take my baby’s life. And I am supposed to want to go and shake your hand while my baby lies dead. Now you may not like me for saying that but I am a young woman; I have seen television and heard about my friends dying and also read stories. But the problem is that the situation with Ferguson has escalated as most situations do to violence. Apparently even the Klu Kluxx Klan is involved. I have to say although I am not a white supremacist I believe that they shouldn’t align themselves with that. And I read an article which supported that. Count them five different versions of the event all support the same conviction- he was murdered by a cop. No gun confirmed by the person who was actually with him. No stolen merchandise as far they can see. Videotape which shows him apparently trying to rob a store patron. What was on his person that was the proof? And the man is down the street from the store. The reason for him stopping and trying to arrest him was what? Did he receive the call? From the store? And then they ran down the street until one was dead and the other was alive. And then all the witnesses’ reports and the autopsy’s seem to corroborate the version of events told by the witnesses. Now the protests have started and some of the violence is noted on television. The National Guard has been called out; the police are in riot gear and the Attorney General himself Holder has made a visit.
So here is what I hope to accomplish at the summit- networking; an opinion of people on non-violent protest; pictures; possible blog entries and new friends hopefully. I hope to have a good conclusion to my article and also a good start to a conversation around the blogosphere. So until tomorrow I bid you goodnight. 082314 @ 1:48 am.
August 25, 2014
I attended the summit on Saturday. Let me take you through the day. I left the house around 5:45 am and then we didn’t arrive there in DC until 10 am. It took us a couple turns around the block to find parking and then when we got inside they had already started although they were running behind. We saw three panels and then didn’t stay for lunch. I was too cold.
Let me share with you some of the pictures I took and you can see for yourself what it was like. See pictures.
The idea for the summit was good. I re-listened to it as I taped it. But I think you had to be there. To break it down- the idea was to discuss ways to help educate ourselves about non-violence and ways we could help each other out. How to help our children and how to help ourselves. How to handle our encounters with the police and all. How to handle encounters with others.
It was good to see a lot of black faces altogether in a room. All different walks of life and religions. Old and Young. The day was a good day to come together and talk.
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My Lessons For You

July 3, 2014 Leave a comment

My lesson for you is: Never out your stuff out there- you will be embarrassed. I am a single wo/man which may not make me happy but it is my life and I need to deal. And then just live your life. Say your mantra: I am a beautiful young woman. Can say this with your family. Your sister- brother or their married family. If they are married and you don’t want to then its just you.

So now going to another lesson.
My lesson for you is: If you are in a job that you don’t like then quietly find another job because vocally complaining will get you fired with no job.

Another lesson:
My lesson for you is: when you have family problems- and they are aired out in public and you want to save face, the best thing to do is grin and bear it and then when you are alone cry. I highly recommend crying.

Another lesson:
My lesson for you is: Silence when asked is sometimes or always the best policy and I say that because you will lose your entire life if you are not quiet.

Another lesson:
My lesson for you is: Having a baby is hard. Taking care of one is harder. I watched and listened to my friends talk about their lives. And I wondered how they did it. And what they always said was: If I want my child to have the best, then I have to work for my child to have the best. They finished high school and got a degree. And work now while their baby grows up to be 22 years old.

Another lesson:
My lesson for you is: when your family says that they no longer are your family and you are unable to walk away- then take a break and live through it. When you are able to remove yourself then try to walk away without too many regrets and too much pain.

Another lesson:
My lesson for you is: Good looks can disappear. But intelligence, strength and knowledge can disappear too. So what are you left with? Maybe you should think about that before passing judgement on somebody else.

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GRADUATION

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GRADUATION

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SNOW WHEN WILL IT END?!

March 19, 2014 1 comment

So we have had snow for a lot of the days this winter. Big snow storms and also one coming in to the state. What do we want to do this time around- avoid the snow. But as of March 19, 2014 I think it has stopped for a while.
So ok got a cup of coffee yesterday after not knowing if I slept or not. That may mean sleep. Not exactly sure. So I am so happy- I have fixed my last ticket recieved in Smashwords and it appears that the book will have one copy sold on Apple ITunes. I will post on the other blog who has the book ready to be ordered. This does not mean that the book is available online. Just that its shipping. With those books I may have sold a total of 14 to 20 copies and the book is out a year. I think that is not bad for a first go around considering people not know me. And its poetry. I think people would much rather have romance, crime, or sci fi. But that isn’t what I started to put out. I put out what I wrote.

The thing that i wanted to talk about today actually happened to be nothing in particular. I am just going to babble. Yes babble. Sometimes babbling is good if it has a purpose. My babble actually does have a purpose if I can remember it. AS you see, tiredness has set in.
So we are all aware of the missing flight from Malaysia MH370. I had a somewhat good conversation last night about it on a chat site. Of course it was after 12 midnight but hey, none of us could sleep. So we decided and I am thinking most of us are on the same wavelength now: there are two options: hijacking causing a forced landing or a forced landing in an emergency situation. But also in consideration is they went through Ukraine which is currently at war. They went through Thailand military space, and got on radar. This airplane could be landed somewhere or broken up because of a crash. I don’t know what to say to people but that no news about bodies and plane wreckage gives you hope. If you have the hope then you will believe. But according to reports on the news and being read on the internet, the plane made a directed turn either by the pilot or the tower before it disappeared. They know they had approximately another 4 hours of fuel left. If they could refuel then maybe they stopped off at the base nearby which someone told me about in the chatroom. Other than that its all speculation. So if you have any news please post in a comment in this section.

So I have started watching some shows on the television and they aren’t bad. I rented Thor 2- that was excellent. Of course its better in the movie theatre and I have to wait until it shows up on cable.

So I got my Norton fixed, but now I have a problem with my computer downloads on and something tried to “read my computer” and it wasn’t able to causing my computer internet not to work. And now I have like coupons popping up, and spyware, and a whole host of things I have to get rid of now. So mad it just happened. And they were downloads from the internet. For updates. Nope no more.

Oh I can’t say much right now but I was informed of a virtual book tour that may take place. I will let you know.

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A Book of Poetry by Yasmine Jameson

March 8, 2014 Leave a comment

I have an announcement: the book A Book of Poetry by Yasmine Jameson is on sale at http://www.barnes and noble. Here is the link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-book-of-poetry-by-yasmine-jameson-yasmine-jameson/1118868764?ean=2940045737104

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Could I Be Pregnant?

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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Hi how are you? Hope you are having a good winter until school ends. I have a question to pose for you? What would you do if you thought you were pregnant? Would you wait for two missed periods? Would you wait for one missed period? What about taking the actual pregnancy test? Would you take a blood test? Would you share your suspicions or wait until you know for sure? This article is kind of about that.

I will take you through what I have heard others say about pregnancy. But do you think this is too much information? This is me trying to be a better writer or a better person? I don’t consider the question of being a woman but I do question the idea of being an aware woman?

Some anectdotal stories of pregnancy throughout the years. My friend in junior high school had a baby by a man who was involved with someone else. I had another friend who had a baby in college. While she was in ROTC. And I had some people whose families who also had children as teens. Some in college.

What do you see in these pictures:
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This is a pregnancy test picked up at the store Pathmark. There are others so check when you go there. But it is important to take the first step if you believe that you are pregnant. If that is negative when you first try it then maybe a second time, it will come back positive if you still do not have your period. Or if it comes back inconclusive which I can’t show that result to you: then go get a blood test. The blood test is almost or is 100% full proof.

So go take one. I took one for this article. You can too. You can also use a pregnancy test also as a first line of defense if you think you have a hormonal problem. Also you can take semen detection test: http://www.getcheckmate.com/instructions.html. Although I am not sure what you would take this as exactly or for. But I found it surfing on the internet.

Going back to the point of the article is this: if you think you are pregnant go and spend the money for a pregnancy test. If you can’t afford it, then either ask a friend or wait at least two periods before you go to a clinic if you want. Then wait your nine months and welcome home a new addition.

God Bless you and your new baby!

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