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GAX in the BronxJanuary 20, 2011 at 5:28:00 PM EST


Let me just embellish what i just wrote. they could have a just as dramatic and emotional a piece, for example, had they showed the young man singing or practicing singing in his difficult surroundings. They could still tell the story of his difficult background in all it detial but explain how it possible Canada Goose Online for a young man to rise out of that difficulty and hone his talent. That would have been a more informative and responsible piece. But, as i said above, they had some choices to make and they reached for a lower end, rather than higher end and more informative result. The way they did it, the viewer gets no understanding as to how it possible for this youngster to cheap canada goose develop the way he did. Regardless of how Bronxites feel about it, it not a real good piece from a technical point of view. i have been in the bronx for years and don recommend anyone to move here. there are shootings, robberies, gang violence and police deptartment that cheap Canada Goose can use new officers to protect victims and investigate actual crimes. i am sick and tired of “officials” thinking that we as residents of the bronx canada goose coats owe them a “kiss my ass on camera” speech. i believe we don need to hide what we go through. yeah there are canada goose factory sale areas canada goose uk outlet were the streets my look better but doesn mean they are safer. where school are getting better funded then buy canada goose jacket the public school the bad areas get. 85x. Travis lived a rough ife and so have i and my other Bronx residents. we only have our voices and we will not shut them up for Mr. Diaz benefit. let them know he ain dong a damn thing. travis whip that ass in American Idol

Dapper_DonJanuary 21, 2011 at 12:24:00 AM EST

Unfortunately, what was portrayed by this kid is 100% true. Living in the Bronx all my life, I can honestly say I am one of few examples of kids who managed to steer clear of all the bad things as I came from a positive familial environment. First generation college graduate from an immigrant Dominican family, I went to a horrible public high school (recently shuttered,) I then attended a private college in upstate new york on a scholarship, and am now at an ivy league institution completing my masters degree on a fellowship.

My family still lives in the Bronx as do canada goose I with them when on my breaks, but the borough dissapoint me honestly. Once I graduate and get settled with a good job, I am moving out the Bronx. The people, the disrespect for themselves and where they live, the gangs, drugs, and just general hopelessness. I never hang out at night in the Bronx because I want to avoid the unnecessary trouble that can occur, I go hang out downtown and spend the night with a friend and then come back the next day to the Bronx. When my friends (college,etc) ask me where I am from I am embarrassed sometimes to say I am from the Bronx, so I say I live next to Yankee stadium and people say oh you are so lucky. I do that cause I dont want people on my case saying oh my god, did you dodge gunshots,etc? It has happened, sad but true!

canada goose outlet nyc There aren many good things about the Bronx, the few I can honestly say are the culture of the people, the Yankees, Bronx Zoo, and Target. canada goose outlet nyc

canada goose outlet store uk People need to stop complaining and take their future into their own hands, get an education, take care of your family, set a positive example for your kids, instead of buy canada goose jacket cheap memorizing the latest rap lyrics learn some math!!! canada goose outlet store uk

The honest fact is that even if jobs come to the Bronx, 90% of the positions that provide livable wages majority of residents are grossly under qualified. People complain about the armory and livable wages, you can only pay a stock person or a cashier so much before its not even worth opening a business.

Canada Goose Jackets I apologize if this comes off as a scathing attack on the Bronx. The borough and my experiences made me the man I am canada goose uk black friday today. But somebody has to say the truth and better its a resident of the place than somebody else. Canada Goose Jackets

AnonymousJanuary 21, 2011 at 1:12:00 AM EST

canada goose outlet uk sale I agree, Diaz HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING a BP and his comment about this just his way to get his face and name in the papers. If he was really concerned about the reputation of https://www.nationaalzweminstituuteindhoven.nl the Bronx he would have been doing something about low life thieves like Pedro Espada and what HIS shenanigans are doing for our image. The fact of the matter is more kids live in poverty in our borough than anywhere else. If anything, showing one resilient kid minimizes the tremendous failure the gvt has been for Bronx children. We can all sing our way out of the shelters canada goose outlet uk sale.

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