| Me V Death
| Friday, August 25, 2006
This is a quake 3 blog after all...
|posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, August 25, 2006
(I'm the first)
I liked the entire picture,its colour combination,depth etc.
Star Wars part 4
The Nuestra Familia (NF) is a California prison-based organization. Founded in 1965 in Soledad State Prison, Nuestra Familia is the most violent prison gang, with over 300 murders to its credit. Founded by Robert “Babo” Sosa, Glen “Hobo” Holden, Joe “Death Row Joe” Gonzalez and Rudolph “Old Folks” Patino, the Nuestra Familia was created for protection from the rest of the California prison gangs. The founders were fed up with the treatment that they were getting from the Mexican Mafia (EME). The Mexican Mafia demanded every inmate of Latino descent pay taxes and obey their rules. Any inmate that refused to go by their rules was raped and killed. The Mexican Mafia would call the Northern California inmates wetbacks, farmeros and would make fun of the way that they would earn their living, this was one of the many things that would lead to the creation of the Nuestra Familia. The Nuestra Familias first recruits were inmates with lengthy criminal histories, ranging from rape to armed robbery, to murder.
Most of the members of Nuestra Familia call themselves carnales but are generally known as familianos. They prefer to call the Nuestra Familia an Organization rather than a Gang. Each and every familiano is sworn to a lifetime commitment and secrecy. In their Oath it states: “If I go forward, follow me. If I hesitate, push me. If I am killed, avenge me. If I am a traitor, kill me.” That is how deep their commitment must be in order to become a familiano.
The Nuestra Familia has a symbol (Just like all the other gangs in California). Their symbol is a machete dripping with blood stabbed through a sombrero. The sombrero represents the familianos Mexican heritage. The notch on the rope that borders the brim of the sombrero indicates that there are numerous members. The adjustable chinstrap, used to hold the sombrero on a person’s head, indicates how tightly the familianos can be pulled together. The machete being stabbed through the sombrero is a warning to everyone so that they know that the Nuestra Familia should be taken seriously, and the dripping blood represents the blood of its sworn enemies.
In order for a person to be recruited to be in the Nuestra Familia, a current familiano must be able to raise his hand for the new recruit that he considers to be a convict with cora (heart). If the Nuestra Familias Organizational Governing Body (OGB) approves, the new member is put on a six-month probation period solely for training, so that he can meet all of the membership requirements. No woman may ever be recruited to the Nuestra Familia; she may only be a Nuestra Familia Associate.
Nuestra Familia Philosophy
All new members must spill the blood of the enemy to prove their loyalty, just as the Nuestra Familia will not hesitate to spill the blood of a familiano who turns coward, traitor, or deserter. Blood In, Blood Out, is in fact a Nue
Anonymous | 08.25.06 - 9:14 pm | #
. Blood In, Blood Out, is in fact a Nuestra Familia ritual, not a myth. Blood In relates to the blood spilled during initiation, and Blood Out alludes to the consequences of trying to depart from the gang.
The Nuestra Familia is in fact a very structured organization. It has a constitution that all members must abide by in any and every situation. Detailing the 14 Bonds by which Nortenos should conduct their daily life. When familianos started to increase, the OGB came up with a CAT system. The system was designed to categorize each familiano according to rank, caliber and educational status. CAT I being the lowest rank and CAT III the highest rank. Later on once familianos started to get paroled, the OGB came up with the “Familia Capataz” and every familiano was told to lay low for a while and when they thought that they were ready to get back in the game to contact their superior commander.
Robert L. Gratton Sr. was a young, hardworking, athletic-looking oil field worker. One day in 1962 he met Saundra F. Carlton, a beautiful, intelligent and sophisticated college student. Within a matter of months, the two were married on January 2nd, 1963, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Their first born child, Robert L. Gratton Jr. was born on February 25th, 1964. After the birth of their first born child, the family moved to a small town in Northern California named Modesto, California. By 1967, the Gratton family was expecting a second child and they finally had the family that they had always dreamed of.
In the summer of 1968, the Nuestra Familia was growing and the familianos were standing up for themselves. Every week or so, the familianos would fistfight the Mexican Mafia members on more than one occasion. The familianos were slowly but surely gaining power as well as control of the prison through out California. During the 1970’s, Nuestra Familia began to take the first few prisons by storm. Deuel Vocational Institute, San Quentin and Chino State Prison were just three of the many prisons that Nuestra Familia had a major impact on.
Anonymous | 08.25.06 - 9:15 pm | #
On September 16th, 1972, it was said that Frank “Joker” Mendoza, Robert “Crackers” Vindiola, Juan “Mansanas” Colon and a few other well known familianos armed themselves with prison made weapons and headed for a meeting that the Mexican Mafia would never forget. Their intentions were deadly, they were ready to do or die. On this day there would be no time for talking, just killing. The familianos were planning on killing the Mexican Mafias highest commanders no matter what the consequences. Some of Nuestra Familias most seasoned familianos were put at the end of the tier in order to surround the Mexican Mafia members. Within seconds of their arrival, the familianos began their deadly attack setting off a bloody clash in which Rudolfo “Cheyene” Cadena (A high ranking Mexican Mafia leader) was stabbed and thrown over the second-tier railing along with several other high ranking Mexican Mafia members. As Cadenas’ mutilated body lay on the floor of the first-tier, a familiano, who had been strategically placed in that area, ran over and stabbed him numerous times. All in all, Cadena received over 50 stab wounds to his chest and his back. Numerous of the Mexican Mafia members (In the blink of an eye) were savagely beaten, stabbed and critically wounded. In what seemed like only a second, the familianos had struck like a thief in the night. The Mexican Mafia vowed a life-long vengeance against any and all Nortenos. September 16th, 1972 is now recognized as the official anniversary of the Nuestra Familia.
· NOTE: September 16th is also recognized as Mexican Independence Day.
Between 1972-1974, after Cheyenes’ death, the war between Nuestra Familia and Mexican Mafia escalated to an all-time high. With the loss of their leader, the Mexican Mafia began planning to ambush and kill high-ranking Nuestra Familia leader. After several failed attempts, the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) stepped in and sided with the Mexican Mafia. Finally on July 3rd, 1973, the Aryan Brotherhood sealed the deal by killing Jessie Renteria Castro (A high ranking Nuestra Familia leader). Considering the fact that the Aryans were siding with the Mexican Mafia, the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) teamed up with the Nuestra Familia and formed an unbeatable alliance.
In the 1980’s, as Nuestra Familias new leadership began to take shape, a familiano from Fresno by the name of Flaco, was about to cause a turning point for all the Nortenos. Flaco was ordered to kill Robert “Babo” Sosa. He refused to kill him because Flaco was friends with Babo. Because of his refusal, Nuestra Familias OGB put a hit on him as well. Robert “Crackers” Vindiola, a high-ranking familiano from Fresno, was ordered to hit Flaco. He too, refused, and instead of killing Flaco, he warned him of the danger that was coming his way. Flaco, along with Crackers, teamed up to create a gang of their own. This new prison gang was created by and for Latino inmates from the Fresno area. They eventually became known
Anonymous | 08.25.06 - 9:16 pm | #
eventually became known as the F-14’ers. The F-14’ers are sworn enemies of the Nuestra Familia. The
F-14’ers do not side with anyone but their homeboy’s from Fresno. They even created a new branch of the F-14’ers down in Fresno and they called themselves the Fresno Bulldogs (FB). Just like the Mexican Mafia, the Fresno Bulldogs are enemies of Nortenos.
It is believed that claiming colors first started in the mid-1960’s, over a pair of boots. This was not the one and only reason that colors started to come into play, it was just one of the many reasons that lead to the start. The real incident that solidified the rivalry between Nortenos and Surenos, took place sometime in mid-1982 at the New Folsom State Prison. The Surenos were trying to take advantage of the Nortenos and began demanding that the Nortenos pay rent to live in their assigned cells. In response, plans were set, targets were chosen, and the attacks were made.
In those days the homeboys wore blue bandanas. Nortenos, for identification purposes during their first organized attack on Surenos, decided to wear red bandanas instead of blue. The idea was a success. All the Latino inmates that were seen wearing blue bandanas that day were either hit, beat, or stabbed. From that day forward, both sides adopted colors. Nortenos took red and Surenos took blue. The Nortenos took the number 14 because the letter “N” is the 14th letter of the alphabet. As well as they took the word “Norte” or “North” in Spanish for Northern California for where most Nortenos live. The Surenos took the number 13 because the letter “M” is the 13th letter of the alphabet. They also took the word “Sur” or “South” for Southern California where most Surenos came from.
In today’s society whom do we blame for the creation of another street gang? Do we blame the minorities, the youth, or do we simply blame ourselves? When I asked myself that question, I said that we should blame ourselves. We as a country judge a person before we get to know them. For example, if a group (3 or more) of Latino males and females are walking down the street together, they are generally assumed to be gang-members. We looks at one another like hardened criminals. Even judging a person by their monthly income. If some one lives in a suburb, they are said to be rich, but if some one lives in the barrio (ghetto), then they are poor. We as a country need to stop living in vain and grow up and be more open mentally.
Anonymous | 08.25.06 - 9:18 pm | #
The founders of the Nuestra Familia started their organization as a way to stand up for themselves against the other prison gangs. However since we live in a materialistic country where money is everything, they tried to stack their chips (Make money) the only way that they knew how, by selling drugs. I myself at one point in time took that route and I realized what type of a person it was turning me into so I stopped. I would never want my future son or daughter to have to sell weed, coke, meth, x, or any other drugs just so that they could survive. I think that Robert L. Gratton Jr. had the same vision that I did. He put his own daughters life at stake one time. However once he realized that he was in way over his head, he stopped. He spent most of his life in and out of prisons through out California and finally he chose in between life and death. He was on the verge of getting hit by his own homeboys because he refused to kill his friend so he relocated his family and now he helps police departments through out California.
The Nuestra Famila is just like a C.E.O of a major corporation, a vulture, once it smells something dying, it swoops down from the sky to kill its pray. The Nuestra Familia just like a vulture can sense death and it thrives off of blood. However just like the Nuestra Familia, we are also vultures, just in another aspect. We thrive off of money, power and with power comes respect and without any of those three, we are a failure just like vultures dying pray.
When my friends ask me, “How is it to be a gangster?” I tell them that it is a bullshit way of life. In a gang your homeboys are supposed to have your back and never betray you, but those people that you may chose to call “homeboys” will always be the quickest to turn on you. When a homie gets locked up, who writes to them? Their family, not any homeboys. I write to a few people and they all say the same thing. Not one homeboy ever remembers to write to you while your locked up, just your family. So if some one was to ask me today, “What is a real homeboy to you?” I would tell them that a homeboy is someone that is constantly by your side, through thick and thin. A true homeboy is someone that keeps you out of trouble not push you into it! My dad asked me the other night, “Do you regret any of your past?” I told him no, I never regret a minute of it. I kicked it with some of the hardest Nortenos in my area and I kicked it with some wannabe’s in my area and I’m proud of what I have become because I have experienced more than a lot of people ever will!
this dude needs a life.... or at least some womanflesh.
Lol Booya you do need a life.
By posting anon, you are a fucking pussy. At least you stick around and react rather than run off like most of the spammers I get.
Honestly, if you live in LA, you can already suck my dick. Note I say this all under my name. Note that I still allow anonymous comments when I dont have to.
Ooh there is more. I dont care about "in the hat", which to me sounds like a style of masterbation. I dont care about gangs. Rather than call you all morons for spending all day talking about bloods, 6 and 7/8ths, kings, chicos, lesbos, skeezers, and so on, I gave you a smile and moved on. But I guess you life is so full of "work" and "women" (read left hand for food shovel, right hand for jerking off) that you had to find my comment, track me down, and type 5 long comments in my blog. Is that not just a waste of your time? How did you spare it?
Are you going to Erwins Rant next (link on rt side for all who want) to bother him about the chicos and the walkers and the joads? I mean even with your busy work schedule?
wow longest comments ever.
No Quake 4? I played a demo of Quake 4 awhile ago, it was pretty fun. But I don't have a 360 or a powerful enough computer.
what in the holy hell is going on in here!!! don't you boys have something to do?????
extending apologies to a micro-portion of the swarm at "the hat", Alex.. I've checked your blogs for awhile, enjoy.. I'm old and get all warm and fuzzy knowin you're tweaking avant garde...the big apple has a core..........
Quake 4 is cool, just dont have enough time to play it that much. The weapons and physics are good.
Please visit my new post
You started it dumbshit?You went there posting your dumbshit.And if you don't care about the site why you always there?
Yeah I need a life but your the one messing up other peoples blogs and ranting on your own because I copied and pated someone elses comments on your sorry ass blog.And talk about sucking a dick.You must be sexually deprived! Osama fucked up he should have found a way to take out your whole state.Gava Joe why you appologizing to this fool ?
Quake 4 is cool!!
Who needs a life ???
yea it is interesting.
Oh there's more.
Alex I didn't post under Anon. I posted BOOYA.If you look under the comments there is usually a name there.So why am I a fuckin pussy? Do you think by putting Alex and a picture of some space guy everyone knows who you are ?Oh ok your the famouse space Alex sorry I ever messed with you space Alex.Ok my names Dave.Do you feel better now?
How To Sing the Blues
1. Most Blues begin “woke up this morning.”
2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in right away:
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.
3. Blues are simple. After you have the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes. Sort of.
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.
She got teeth like Margaret Thatcher and she weighs 500 pounds.
4. The Blues are not about limitless choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch; ain't no way out.
5. Blues cars are Chevies, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Other acceptable Blues transportation modes include Greyhound buses and southbound trains. Walkin’ plays a major part in the Blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die. Blues don't travel in Volvos, BMWs, or SUVs. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running.
6. Adults sing the Blues. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. In the Blues, "adulthood" means old enough to get the electric chair when you shoot that man in Memphis.
7. You can have the Blues in New York City, but not in Brooklyn or Queens. Hard times in Vermont, Tucson, or North Dakota are just depression. The best places to have the Blues are still Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. You cannot have the blues in any place that don't get rain.
8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg while skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg when your broken-down pickup truck rolled over on it is.
9. The following colors do not belong in the Blues: violet, beige, mauve (unless you’re truly desperate for a rhyme).
9. You can’t have the Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is just plain wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.
10. Good places to have the Blues: the highway, a jailhouse, an empty bed, the bottom of a whiskey glass. Bad places to have the Blues: ashrams, gallery openings, weekends in the Hamptons, golf courses, Tiffany's, and Ivy League institutions.
11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, unless you happen to be an old black man—and it’s an old black suit.
12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues?
Answer “Yes” if:
a. your first name is a southern state—like Georgia
b. you’re blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis.
d. you can’t be satisfied.
e. you're older than dirt
Answer “No” if:
a. you once were blind but now can see.
b. you’re deaf
c. the man in Memphis lived.
d. you have a trust fund or an IRA.
e. you have all your teeth
f. you were once blind but now can see
13. Blues is not about color, it's about bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues; Gary Coleman could. Ugly old white people got a leg up on the blues. Julio Iglesias and Barbra Streisand will never sing the Blues.
14. If you ask for water and baby gives you gasoline, it’s the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are: wine, whiskey, muddy water, beer, black coffee. Blues beverages are NOT: mixed drinks, kosher wine, sparkling water, Snapple, Starbucks Frappuccino, or Slim Fast. Although Rubber Biscuits and the Wish Sandwich are famous blues snacks, better stick to common blues grub like Greasy Bar-b-que, Fatback and beans, and Government cheeze. Blues food is never: Club sandwich, Sushi, or Crème brule.
15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is a Blues death. So is substance abuse, the electric chair, or being denied treatment in an emergency room. It is not a Blues death to die during liposuction or from tennis elbow.
16. Excellent names for female Blues singers: Sadie, Big Momma, Bessie, or Fat River Dumpling. Excellent names for male Blues singers: Willie, Joe, Little Willie, Lightning, or Big Willie. Singers with names like Muffy, Sierra, Auburn, Alexis, Gwenyth, Sequoiz, Brittany or Rainbow are not permitted to sing the Blues, no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.
17. The Build Your Own Blues Singer Name Starter Kit:
a. Name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, Asthmatic)
b. First name (from above lists) or name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi)
c. Last name of a U. S. president (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)
Examples: Blind Lime Jefferson, Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Okay, maybe not "Kiwi"…)
18. I don't care how tragic your life; if you own a computer, you cannot sing the Blues.
You'd best destroy it. Fire, a spilled bottle of Mad Dog, or shotgun.
Maybe your big ass woman just done sit on it. I don't care
19. Hey there, you can READ! This too be a big ol' problem. Most folks singin' the
Blues ain't never had much a chance for education. In the Blues… the three R's stand
for Railroads, Runnin' and Rehab.
20. It gots to be dark to sing the blues, preferably after midnight. Singin' da blues at noon is forbidden.
21. If none of the above works, try one last, pathetic stab at authenticity: name your guitar. Remember, Lucille is taken.
22. Epitaph on a blues musician's tombstone: "I didn't wake up this morning"
in other news...
I've updated the The Wire tracklist on soundtracksofwhatever.blogspot.com
It's a darn long list of music played in the 3 seasons of the tv series The Wire.
I'll also check the soundtrack you were telling about and see if I can post a decent comment on it :D
I'm more into UT, but well hey personal preference :D
Booya: I mean post with a link to something of your own. A web page, email, anything. Myspace? The point is, you are just ranting.
Too busy on vacation to go point for point with you right now. Sorry M8
Great news Arjan, I will read it soon.
Deepak im there!
alex, your works are great!
what a hit!!!!
Note that I still allow anonymous comments when I dont have to.
Let's be honest now "Space Guy Alex"
You may allow them, but you don't post them, do you ?
It looks like someone has a secret arch-nemesis.
And I was wondering why there were so many comments so early in the post.
Booya in a moment of boredom I decided to read EVERYTHING you posted. It is quite interesting.
But I would rather read it on a blog than in a comment.
So why wouldn't you just post a link in a comment. That way people can choose to go to your blog and read it if they are interested. Now you just get sneers because people have to scroll by long comments.
Can you give me a link? Drop by on my blog and post the link there if you like.
And because Erwin is away for a while...I'll say it in his name: it is his real name :D
'Arjan' is my real name too.
I was "loved" by anonymous commenters once, earlier this week. And yes, I agree with Woozie who said that anonymous comments are just fantastic. =P
I'm glad the subject interest you.Unfortunatly that is not my blog.I am just a daily reader.The reason I didn't provide a link is to avoid more people like Alex posting unrelated or annoying comments like he has done in the past.I will contact you personally and provide you with a link.
Sorry Arjan.I tried to post the link on the comments sections of both your blogs but you don't allow anonymous comments.
Yes I do.
Just click 'other' and fill in Booya.
It should work. I do it all the time being too lazy to log in.
Booya, you need to let your 56K modem load the whole comments box before you post a comment. That way you can post anon anywhere!
Sorry again about the utter lack of effort (booya has put in more time and work here than I have this week) but I will be back tonight for good. That means new posts all 'round. For those 3 or 4 of you really interested, you can always read previous posts in the archives of this page, and also visit my other blogs for more content when this page is slow to update.
np Alex. When I'm away I don't (have the opportunity/take the opportunity) check internet period ;) So no need to apologize :D
What the hell?
On the Chewie Blog I clicked on a link that said "free asian porn" and I find myself back at this shitty blog???
Well played sir... well played.
p.s. I visited the "Ask a ninja homepage" and I seriously recommend people check out the ninja/internship (ninternship) one, I was laughing out loud... In fact, scratch that, just check out my blog in a few days and I'll post it for you.
: ) I like that one... And yes, I do have free asian porn if anyone wants.
Just type 69.
And now this post has 40 comments.
Ah, a nice even number.
And look, I had to ruin it...
Ugh we had a nice round 41 going and you had to ruin it! Next "Safe" number of comments is 45.