Thursday, December 31, 2009


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As 2009 comes to a close, let us all sit back a reflect on the past year and see what be can do to improve up on 2010. Make those New Years resolutions that are reachable. Give thanks to who ever you believe in, no matter how small the gift is. No matter what you’re going through, try to
help someone who is a little less fortunate then you. Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, we'll be here for your delivery needs.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Airline Security

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As we enter into a new decade, America and every other world target of Al-Qaida can't possibly be too careful when guarding against another major terrorist attack.

Look no further than what almost happened in Detroit on Christmas Day with that attempted terror bombing of  Northwest Airlines flight 253, who's safe landing was more a holiday miracle than the result of optimum, or, even adequate security.

Emerging details tell  just how close this miracle came to being our worst massacre since 911.  Nigerian student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who has known terrorist ties, sneaks quietly into Amsterdam on Christmas Eve.  He buys one cash ticket to Detroit, checking no luggage and carrying no passport! 

He does, however, possess 80 grams of PETN explosive, a detonator and a vile of combustible liquid hidden in his underwear.  Upon approach to Detroit airport Mutallab, who somehow failed to set off several red flags before boarding, does try to set off a bomb. But, instead of exploding it only catches fire momentarily, while he is captured by passengers....and the plane lands safely.  Merry Christmas and a vigilant, fore-warned New Year!

Perhaps this failed attempt was a blessing in disguise.  President Obama has now ordered a full review of airport security measures.  The Transportation Security Administration is also speeding up the installation of new, full-body scanners that can detect plastic and other substances hidden on a person's body. 

This 30-second scan amounts to a revealing, virtual reality strip-search, which some groups including The American Civil Liberties Union call overly invasive.

Closer to home at San Francisco International Airport, arriving passengers are glad for increased security measures, even though travel time has been increased.  "Whatever needs to be done, needs to be done," said Dublin resident Konark Uppal who arrived Monday from Dubai, India.

SFO has also beefed up the numbers of San Francisco Police officers on site, and added more bag searches and pat-downs to the screening process.  Domestic and international passengers are also being asked to stow personal items, turn off electronic equipment and remain seated during certain portions of the flight including the final hour....when pillows and blankets may also be taken away.

Other changes such as having no access to carry-on luggage during the last hour, and additional passport checks and finger printing at arrival customs, may be inconvenient...but necessary.  One passenger from Vallejo, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the added security slowed things down but didn't cause serious problems.  "It isn't difficult, but it is different," the passenger said.

This point should be well taken, because to fully guard against terrorism takes being different, and it takes making matter how difficult!  We can't count on a lucky landing next time.  That next bomb... won't be a dud!

Happy Holidays and have a safe New Year!


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. staff would like to wish our regular customers and our future customers  a safe and Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We all look forward to serving you in 2010, what ever your needs may be. Same Day, Route and Medical deliveries or our Gift Items Services.

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Richmond is a city that always gets a bad rap, because of all the violence.  Burgundie Spears changed that at Christmas time. A graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., she came up with the idea “Christmas in Richmond” this is the fourth year. Richmond residents receive clothing, meals and gifts on Christmas Day. It doesn’t stop there, twenty five families were adopted, they will have meals and gifts donated to them. That’s not all Meals on Wheels will be dropping off meals to seniors. I think Burgundie Spears had a great idea, for helping out the City of Richmond. It takes  just one person with a good idea to help people in need around the holidays. Let all of us, that have a little more then others learn from Ms. Spears and continue helping people all year round.


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Monday, December 21, 2009


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Less than a week before Christmas a family in Oakland will be grieving the loss of a husband, father and friend. A 59 year old security guard was gun down by two suspects, at the AutoZone near intersection of 101st avenue and International Boulevard Saturday night around 7pm. This was Oakland’s106th homicide this year. The total at the end of last year was 125. This security was supposed to have the day off, but he took someone’s place that was sick. It’s a sad situation, when your trying to do a good deed and you lose your life by such a meaning less crime. The suspects are still a large. I can only imagine how the person who called in sick is feeling. I hope and prey these two suspects are caught and made to pay for their crime and the family gets some justice.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


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It is a shame that women can’t go out jogging without some pervert trying to sexually assault or kill them. Just this past Monday morning about 6:15am  in Morgan Hill a 45 year old women was jogging on Mission View Road near Half Road a man grabbed her from behind sexually assaulted her and ran away like to coward he was. The only description of this man is, he is about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 130 to 150 pounds. He spoke English with a slight Spanish accent and was wearing dark hooded sweatshirt dark baggy pants.
Ladies this scenario has been going on for a long time, you can’t go out jogging alone anymore, because you don’t know when and where some sick pervert will jump out of the bushes and attack you. I say Ladies if you must go jogging alone carry some kind of weapon, so you can hurt the sick pervert. Stay safe ladies.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


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State governments are releasing early nonviolent offenders and ignoring
minor parole violation to reduce overcrowding and cut their budgets. I
think early release of these nonviolent offenders without having them go
through certain program, treatments, and community supervision will make
the public unsafe. Why? Because say, if you release a drug addict, he or
she will more than likely go back to drugs and this means they will crimes
like burglary, robbery and prostitutions. What good would early releasing
these nonviolent offenders do? when they go back to threatening public
safety. July 28, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I am here to
tell you that the early release of inmates is totally unacceptable,” and
“They should only be let out when they have served their sentences and are
ready to return to society. Period.” California Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger later proposed eliminating parole for all offenders not
convicted of violent or sex related crimes, reducing the parole
population by about 70,000. He also wants to move 15,000 petty criminals
from prison to county jail. If he does this then county jails will
experience over crowding, then there’s another problem. This is a problem
everyone should be concerned with.


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Health Care Reform

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Health Care Reform – It’s Time to Let Your Voices be Heard
Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent its time to take a stand on health care reform. This legislation is too important to keep your head in the sand. Now is the time to let your voices be heard that we need health care reform in this country. We voted these bozo’s in office to work together to pass legislation that would benefit all of us; not to politicize the issues for their own enrichment. I’m tired of the bickering. I want Congress to do their jobs.  If you haven’t been keeping up on the issues, the following is an overview on the current status of the health care bill taken from Justin Ruben at

Here's where we are:

The House of Representatives passed their bill last month. The Senate is aiming to pass its version before Christmas.


Overall, both pieces of legislation would do four major things:

  • Create a "Health Insurance Exchange." The bills create a one-stop marketplace where people can choose from various insurance plans, including the public option. The details aren't set yet, but initially the Exchange would likely be open to the self-employed, people without insurance at work, and small businesses. The key with the Exchange is that it brings "the bargaining power and scale that's generally accessible only to large employers" to individuals—and with that, lower costs and better options.
  • Provide insurance to over 30 million more people. The House bill would expand coverage to 36 million people by 2019. The Senate bill extends coverage to 31 million.
  • Outlaw discrimination based on pre-existing conditions and gender. Insurance companies will have to stop denying coverage to people with "pre-existing conditions." And they won't be allowed to charge women more than men for the same coverage.
  • Eliminate coverage limits and price-gouging. The bills differ on some details, but in general would place limits on how much people have to pay for health care beyond their premiums. They both cap out-of-pocket costs and ban insurance companies from setting limits on how much health care they'll cover for a person each year.

Here's what still needs to be fixed:

  • Both bills leave millions uninsured. The House bill leaves 18 million without insurance in 2019; the Senate bill, 24 million.
  • The Senate public option is weak, and conservatives are pushing to make it weaker. The public option is a core piece of reform that will create real accountability and competition for private insurance—and that's why it's at the center of such a huge fight.
  • Many reforms don't start quickly enough. While some pieces of reform go into effect right away, the larger structural changes are not scheduled to go into effect until 2013 (House bill) or 2014 (Senate bill). This includes the Exchange, the public option, and subsidies—the major ways coverage will be expanded.
  • Required insurance could still be too expensive for many. Both bills require virtually all Americans to have insurance. But the caps on how much we're expected to pay are way too high, and the subsidies are way too low.
  • Reproductive rights are severely restricted in the House bill. An egregious anti-choice amendment in the bill virtually prohibits anyone purchasing insurance in the Exchange from buying a plan that covers abortion—even if paid for with their own money. We need to make sure the final bill doesn't include this rollback of reproductive rights.
  • The Senate bill could discriminate against lower income workers. The current Senate legislation retains a version of what's called the "free rider" provision, which essentially penalizes employers for hiring lower income workers.
Carol E. – Streetwise
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Karma for the Holidays

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The holiday season is here, in all its commercialism, glitter, and good cheer.  But it is more than just that. It's also a time of joyous giving, reflecting and soul searching for perhaps....a better KARMA!
Just what is KARMA anyhow?  Is it luck or fortune bestowed upon our human souls.... good karma or bad karma depending on how well or ill we treat others during our lifetimes?
Perhaps KARMA, or at least the good what the Dalai Lama shared with the world a few years back--in this short, simple list of::
1-Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2-When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3-Follow the three R's.....RESPECT for self...RESPECT for others and RESPONSIBILITY for all your actions.
4-Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5-Learn the rules so you know how to break them.
6-Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7-When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8-Spend some time alone every day.
9-Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10-Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11-Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you get older and think back. you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12-A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13-In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the correct.  Don't bring up the past.
14-Share your knowledge.  It is a way to achieve immortality.
15-Be gentle with the Earth.
16-Once a year, go some place you've never been before.
17-Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other...exceeds your need for each other.
18-Judge your success by what you had to give get it.
19-Approach both love and cooking with reckless abandon........
Perhaps we should all give thanks to the Dalai Lama for this special list of lessons, and while living by them....pass them along to others for a better KARMA, and for a better world.
Happy Holidays,
"Best Wishes"--PTCJr

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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There is a arsonist in El Sobrante and Richmond setting cars on fire. He
set another car on fire November 10, 2009 in the early morning. The
arsonist has set sixteen cars on fire in the past week. There looking for
a man wearing black sweatpants and gray hoodie. The citizens of El
Sobrante and Richmond can’t seem to get a break. What would make a person
do something like this? This person has to be truly mentally unstable.
The arsonist needs to be caught, before he hurts someone.


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Monday, November 9, 2009



In the town of Red Bluff California the City Council approved two measures to ban collective and cultivation of marijuana. Red Bluff is a small town, but some of its citizens need marijuana to help with their illness.
Portland Maine is the fifth state to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.
Los Angeles district attorney has proof that cannabis outlets are a bad idea, because some places are selling to people who do not qualify. I think they should crack down and make the penalty stiff; people like these are making it hard on the legitimate businesses. In Salem Oregon medical marijuana users want to carry concealed handguns. This is there right, but it will open up other problems if the person in question has to use there gun. San Jose Ca. is considering legalizing marijuana dispensaries. I think every city should have medical marijuana dispensaries. Every city should look at medical marijuana dispensaries real carefully and put strict rules in place for anyone violators.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tragic Homecoming

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Last Saturday night a 15-year old girl left early from the Richmond High School homecoming dance, in order to call her father for a ride home. Instead, she let a group of friends and young adults talk her into having alcoholic beverages in a nearby parking lot....after which time she got drunk, and passed out.

However, instead of being helped home in her vulnerable state, the girl was forcibly dragged to a shaded courtyard just blocks from the dance...where she was savagely gang- raped, beaten and robbed of her jewelry.

Ten or more teenage and older boys, participated in these horrific crimes, some of them joining into the act LONG after it had begun. Even worse, the ordeal lasted almost two-and-a half HOURS, after which time ONE person called 911...FINALLY! (Among the many passers-by and onlookers near the scene) Why no one stepped in or called for help sooner...remains a puzzling mystery.

To some degree of relief, the victim was released from the hospital yesterday, while five suspects were caught, and are being charged with crimes that could send them to prison for life. Four of them are teenagers being charged as adults, and, Richmond Police plan on making more arrests as new leads trickle in..

They've spent the past four days interviewing students and young adults who's accounts have helped lead to a few of the current arrests. A 20,000 reward is even being offered for information leading to criminal convictions in the case.

Recovering from tragedy will be difficult--for the young girl, for her school, and for the community. As the victim rested at home, Richmond High School rallied back with a large gathering of concerned students, teachers and community leaders...each speaking out loudly to protect and defend their reputations.

Teachers talked about ending our society's trend toward de-humanizing women, especially the current attitudes some men fashion toward them, specifically on TV and in music industry.

Community leaders also reminded us that gang rape and other despicable crimes are not just problems in Richmond, or other cities with low income and high crime rates. These problems occur everywhere!

Richmond High School students agree, saying they are proud of themselves, and claiming they aren't animals or savages....but responsible, respectable individuals who care about making positive changes to improve their common future. The school's impressively solid state testing scores bare this out.

The West Contra Costa school board sub-committee has also called for increased security and cameras, both in, and around local high schools. In addition, nearby communities have offered to form neighborhood watch programs and other increased crime awareness methods.

Let's just hope that all who were criminally involved in these crimes will be justly prosecuted....while the victim, her school, and her community, continue to heal and learn from this horrid gang-rape, in order to to prevent it from ever happening again!

Thanks, and watch out for one-another.


"Best Wishes"--PTCJr
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Friday, October 23, 2009

'The End of the World'...sooner, later, or never?

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Members of every generation have pointed toward a possible 'End of the World' scenerio based on some biblical, astronomical, or technological. phenomenom,  that would mark the end of time for all mankind....usually within their lifetime.

Fortunately, their skeptics have been correct up until now... however, many who took stock in some spiritual or religious apocalypse due around the year 2000.... blinked hard a few years back!

This was the time pointed to by 16th-century clairvoyant Nostradamus and several other ancient prophets,  as the reign of some demonic Anti-Christ who would destroy nearly all of civilization,  before finallly being overtaken by God.  No sign of any satanic beast yet.

There was also a fear that all computerized technology would crash and burn when it's time-coded memory systems erased....hurling the world into kaos  as the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, 2000.(Otherwise known as 'Y to K')   Nine years later, 'we're still going'...strong!

Our latest nightmare to come is right around the corner....just 1155 days away.  On December 21st, 2012 at the beginning of winter solstice, the earth and our sun will align with the galactic equator, as happens every year at this time. 

However, in 2012  this galactic alignment will directly intersect our solar system's common plane of ecliptic orbit at the precise, center-core of the Milky Way galaxy...where exists a huge cluster of black, dust clouds.

The ancient Mayan Indians actually based their calender and timeline on the appearance of these cosmic clouds during their astrological observations. They called the clouds 'The Great Rift', and for told of its perfect, galactic, epicenter intersection with our sun in 2012.... which is predicted to either enlighten our planet.... or destroy it!

Other 2012 theories have sprung up lately, some plausable, and others far-fetched.  They've even made the movie '2012'.  All stories tell about the end of the world.  However,just how many versions are believable? Who cares? Who's scared?  Who's bored?

As for me, 2012 is believable, but not especially least not.yet!  It's certainly not boring. But what I really care about are the actual dangers we face every earthquakes, tsunami's, or that volcanic eruption at Yellowstone Park that could wipe out half the world if it erupts? (It's due any year now). How about global warming, pandemics, deadly virus's,  biological and chemical warefare.... and the frightening possibility of a nuclear haulocaust?.

If we DO manage to survive 2012, there's always the chance Earth could get hit by an asteroid. Actually, this might be the most possible scenerio of all.  IN FACT,  we already know WHERE, and WHEN we're going to get JUST-missed!!!  This is not a prediction or a guess. This is a scientific, astronomical, astrophysical, mathematical  FACT!

On Friday, April 13th, 2029 an asteroid named NM4  will pass the earth traveling at 23,000 miles per hour....and MISS the Earth's surface by 18,600 miles. That may seem far, but our geosynchronous satellites are even further out at 22,300 miles. There's a slim chance our satellites,  and the earthly conveniences they providel....could get in the  way!

The MN4 is 320 meters wide, and if it did hit land it would obliterate a state the size of Texas.  An ocean hit would create multiple tsunamis...and millions would die either way.  However, MN4 would not wipe out the world.  Why am I  even mentioning  this if it's going to miss us?  Because,  seven years later in 2035, MN4 will swing back by Earth....and some astronomers worry that our orbital plane may shake it off course.....and into us!

In 2004 when MN4 was first discovered, scientists gave it a 1 in 60 chance of hitting earth.  Those bad odds weren't nearly bad enough....and happily, better data has increased the odds over time.  Let's hope the data doesn't change for the worse over the next few years....or we discover another, bigger asteroid coming our way even sooner.

As for me, I'll stick to what I know, and that is; if I'm alive in 20 years,  I will actually walk outside on lucky Friday, April 13th, 2029 and gaze thankfully up at the night sky, watching this bright, point of light, four times larger than the biggest star....blaze across the heavens moving faster than any satellite. So long MN4!, I'll say.  I hope to see you pass safely by in does the rest of the world....if it's still around!

Thanks, and take care every day,


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congratulations to President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize

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Barely nine months into office, President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — with the committee citing Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy” and his support for nuclear arms reduction.
"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," said Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee.
All five people on the Nobel committee are politicians selected by the Norwegian parliament, and are said to have a broad affinity for Obama’s posture on the world stage. The vote was unanimous.
“Obama’s speech at the United Nations was received very positively, and falls right in line with the way Norwegians see their own foreign policy,” said Terje Leiren, professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.
For those Republicans who had wildly cheered only last week Chicago’s loss for the 2016 Olympics was given a swift kick in the pants with this Nobel announcement. Chicago loses the bid for the 2016 Olympics but President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize! How wonderful is that!
In my opinion, the award was also a vindication of Obama’s pledge to make America sane again, a member of the international community, gone is the cowboy mentality that ruled the White House for 8 long devastating years. We now have an intelligent President that sees America for what it is with all its flaws. We are one nation that cannot rule the world with hard handed tactics – our way or the highway. The Nobel committee sent a message with this award that America elected the right person to lead us into the 21st century.
So, congratulations on your award, Mr. President – well deserved.
Carol - CFO

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Three Cheers For Toyota

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Toyota Corporation's President is Akio Toyoda.  No, that is not a spelling error.  Toyoda spells his last name differently, but that has no reflection on his dedication and reverence for his company's good name as well.
Earlier this week, Toyoda ordered Toyota Inc. to immediately recall 3.8 million cars sold in the United States. Five people had already died, one in San Jose due to defective floor mats which jammed gas pedals, and caused 102 incidents over the past few years.
The San Jose man blamed for causing a road death in 2007, was vindicated following this recall, which was finally ordered Monday following a weekend accident in Santee CA. that killed four more people....again due to the defect.
However, the big surprise isn't Toyota's recall of auto's.(which was record breaking)
It was the heart felt apology of its president Toyoda!  "Four prescious lives have been lost, and I offer my deepest condolences," said Toyoda. Customers bought our cars thinking they were the safest, but now we've given them cause for grave concern. I can't begin to express my remorse."
How often do the leaders of corporate giants offer such tender apologies?  Not often enough. Three cheers for Toyoda...and Toyota! 
One final note about accelerator pedals jamming.  It's not just the floor mats that can get in the way.  Always inspect the drivers side floor before starting up...especially if you have children who's toys and other objects tend to clutter up the car at times.
Make sure nothing on or next to you can fall down near the pedals. Before the new cell phone laws, I was on my phone in heavy traffic, when it slipped down...down...down in back of the gas pedal. It was dark, it was crazy, and it happened!  That's right...I could o longer accelerate.
Fortunatly I was able to brake-pump and horn-toot my way to the right shoulder and retrieve that well placed cell phone. I couldn't help but be thankful that the gas pedal wasn't jammed open...rather that closed.
Stay safe and drive defensively...Sincerely  PeteCam4
"Best Wishes"--PTCJr

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Response to Mercury News Article by Patrick Buchanan – Sept. 13, 2009

September 19, 2009

Response to Mercury News Article by Patrick Buchanan – Sept. 13, 2009

Why does the Mercury News continue to print articles by Pat Buchanan a self proclaimed racist? On The Rachel Maddow Show, Buchanan insisted that “white people built America and deserve more”. In the Mercury News article on September 13, 2009 Buchanan states that America is more divided lately about everything. Multiculturalism and diversity is the reason he gives for the division in this country. He says that “the European-Christian core of the country that once defined us is shrinking, as Christianity fades, the birthrate falls and Third World immigration surges.” The old American heroes according to Buchanan like Columbus, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are replaced by Dr. King and Cesar Chavez.

Well, Buchanan’s old America does not exist any more, thank God, so get over it. This country was built by all of us – black, white, red, brown, yellow; it is our multiculturalism and diversity that makes this country strong.

America is not divided because of our cultural diversity but because of ultra-conservatives, right wing nuts like Pat Buchanan who continue to fan the flames of racism in this country. Calling our President a fascist, thug, and Nazi shows how despicable these ultra conservatives have become. With freedom of speech comes responsibility. Pat Buchanan is not a responsible columnist and The Mercury News should not continue to give this idiot a forum to air his extreme views.

Carol - CFO

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Oakland, what can we deliver for you ?

The City of Oakland Ca. is a multicultural city. It has the Oakland Hills, the Oakland Raiders Football team. It also has Lake Merit where they have festival at the Lake every year. The dining and nightlife caters to what every your likes are.
It also has the Port Of Oakland where ships come in with their cargo from all over the world, because it is an International Port. Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. Courier Service is proud to serve businesses, the community, and its sports teams.
Our courier service delivers same day deliveries 24/7 in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area cities. Our Oakland Courier service has delivered contracts from players to the Oakland Raders. And Streetwise has been there to deliver emergency equipment to its many festivals.
Our Oakland courier service today maintains route deliveries through out the city of Oakland everyday. Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. An Oakland courier Service you can count on.
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Friday, August 28, 2009


GUN CARRYING PROTESTERS The Bill Of Rights, our Second Amendment, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. Ok this is our right, but some of these people carrying guns to the protest where the President is speaking are a little overboard. Why do they have to carry guns to a protest? Don’t these people know that they are making people nervous; they are also inciting people to possible act violent. In all my days I have not seen any protesters, protesting a Presidential speaking engagement where people are openly carrying guns. If this keeps happening God forbid something tragic might happen. LM

George Carlin

Most of you probably remember George Carlin as one of the funniest, though, controversial stand-up comics of our time. He died last year one month before his 71st birthday,,.leaving behind a body of work that was unique, witty, satiric, dark, and raw-dog in style, which touched on politics, taboo subjects, and often graphic language.
His albums produced 5 grammy awards, and he enjoyed success as an actor and author as well. While frail in stature, George had lots to say...and while his unique style repelled many, it touched and enlightened millions more.
However, what I'm about to share with you is something I, (One of his biggest fans) would never have expected to come from HIM! Sometime shortly before his death, George left the world a writtin message that nearly FLOORED me! And, no, I don't mean like making me laugh so hard I was rolling on the floor. THIS message runs much deeper! Please take a moment to read, and enjoy:
The paradox of our history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, and wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, and we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses, and smaller families. We have more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts yet more problems...and more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessley, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life, but not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleared up the air, but polluted our souls. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but acomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men, and small character, steep profits and shallow relatonships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. These are the times when there is much in the showroom window, and nothing in the stock room.
It is a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share its insight, or just simply...CLICK delete.
REMEMBER; to spend some time with your loved ones, because they're not going to be around forever.
Remember; to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person will soon grow up and leave your side.
Remember; to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure that you can give with your heart...and it doesn't cost you a cent.
Remember; to say 'I Love You' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all....mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt, when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember; to hold hands and cherish the moment, for someday that person will not be there any more.
Remember; to give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
----George Carlin--- some cosmic, crack-up comic of the '70's and 80's could write something so eloquent, and so appropriate. Breathtaking!
Thanks again....PeteCam
"Best Wishes"--PTCJr