Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yemen Child soldiers.

In Yemen over 33,000 boy and girl soldiers have been in combat. In this whole country 5.5 million people are involved in this battle. Over 80 percent are between the age 7 and 14. This was going on between 1991 and 2001 and child soldiers are still happening today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Long Way Gone

Here are quotes from The Message By Grand Master Flash, that relate to the book A Long Way Gone.
"I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say: “You want some more?" livin' on a seesaw"
The quote, the part where it say's "livin on a seesaw" is reminding me of the boy in a long way gone because he lives where he can he is alone and pretty much going where he can for a liveable environment away from the terroists. Looking for places to sleep, Living anywhere safe.

"God is smiling on you but he's frowning too
Because only God knows what you’ll go through"
-This quote reminds me of the book because I didn't even know this country existed and didn't know this stuff was happening. And this guy's saying God knows, but God knows everything if he's real and not everyone knows about what is happening over in Sierra Leone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


RUF stands for Revolutionary United Front
It's almost like a minerature army that involves children, amputees and a bunch rebels that kill civilians.
They are fighting for the rain forest, they want to control it. This started in 1991 and ended in 2002. 11 years.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kurtis Blow

Kurtis blow is a hard up ganster that loves basketball.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spoonie Gee

The difference between rappers now and rappers in the 70's is back then there was just a record and they skipped it and all that and they had drums. Now we have sythiziors, and beats from computers and more high tech stuff. They also didn't cus as much back then they talked about how hard life was.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Runner Summary

Runner Summary
John Kelly

I read the book Runner by Carl Deuker. The main character is Chance. He lives on a boat on a boat pierre. He lives with his dad there his mom left him and his dad because she was sick of Chance’s dad being drunk all the time. Chance is poor and doesn’t have many clothes and is kind of a shy kid in school. He runs everyday on the beach after school to get away from his cooped up boat and his drunk father. One day he was running and he felt he was being followed he’s had the same routine for a while and this time he knew he was being watched. A guy confronts him and offers him a 100 dollar bill to think about running “packages” for him and to drop them off in his locker and the rest will be dealt with. He just has to pick them up and drop them off. So he thinks about it and takes the job because his dad had just gotten fired and they could use the extra money. He gets paid 200 dollars a week for just running and picking up packages and putting them in his locker. Chance gets curious and wants to know what is in the package even know the guy told him not to look. So he didn’t and he ran packages for months and months. And he met the guy that gave him the job and the guy said he’l be getting different packages. Just store them on your boat. So he does. His dad has been in and out of different jobs getting drunk all of the time. Chance is disappointed in his dad but he loves him more than anything. Chance opens one of the new packages and finds out it’s plastic explosives. He figures out he’s dealing with terrorist’s. He thinks terrorist are trying to blow up a populated area around the sound. You can read the book to find the rest out.