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So my mom was on MTV...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SpyD, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. SpyD

    SpyD Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 3,091 Likes Received: 59
    http://www.mtv.com/onair/dyn/truelife/epis...episodeID=90401


    So that kid from PemBROKE, IL was learnin how to read and shit at the library and my mom dukes works there and you could see her for a min in the episode. Pembroke is a fucked up place man. Shit's not even on a map.






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    DeMarlon is 19. He and his family live under horrifying conditions and he sees joining the army as his ticket out. But DeMarlon has to pass a literacy test so he'll be allowed to enlist. DeMarlon lives in a house in Pembroke, Illinois with his parents and five brothers and sisters. The rent is $280 per month, they have to pump drinking water and Demarlon shares a room with his siblings although there are only two beds. He does odd jobs with his father to make money. Since DeMarlon has spent two months in jail for robbing a car, he is on probation. To make it to his probation appointment on time, DeMarlon and his father begin walking 18 miles, but are fortunate to get a ride. Things go from bad to worse for DeMarlon's family. His mother reads an eviction notice stating that they have 5 days to leave their home for non-payment of rent. They owe $2,800, and only have $100. In this moment of despair, DeMarlon calls on his faith by attending church. DeMarlon's father arrives home with news that he's found another home for the family. Their next home needs many repairs, but it has running faucet water. DeMarlon is determined to improve his reading skills and continue studying for the army test. However, he will not be able to take the test until he is off probabtion in two years. He keeps a positive attitude.[​IMG]
     
  2. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    Demarlion is Penbroke as a mufucka maing
     
  3. SpyD

    SpyD Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 3,091 Likes Received: 59
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    haha, I guess Oprah even visited Pembroke:

    http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200510/200...2_284_101.jhtml

    In the township of Pembroke, Illinois, the state's most impoverished community, 55 percent of the residents live beneath the poverty level and 40 percent live without running water. The average income is $9,700 a year.

    With no opportunity for jobs in the near future, Pembroke has no bank, no drug store, no real medical facility and very few paved roads. The mayor, the Reverend Jon Dyson, says every day is a struggle for survival.
     
  4. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    id definitely resort to smoking wikkie sticks on the regular.

    thats how im pembroke livin.
     
  5. spectr

    spectr Guest

    man that dude is going to go through all that trouble to learn to read better then get his ass blown up in iraq now thats some fucked up shit
     
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  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    seriously, who the fuck doesn't have running water?!?!
     
  8. SpyD

    SpyD Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 22, 2002 Messages: 3,091 Likes Received: 59
    you wouldnt believe how poor this place is, it's like another country. I've heard stories of people killing someone and taking them out there or to Hopkins Park and just burying em, and the bodies never get found.
     
  9. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    yeah it's fucked up, but that's exactly the type of person the american government wants signing up for the army.

    i feel sorry for the kid, i mean he could be out robbing and stealing cos let's face it, he ain't got shit else, but he's trying to go legit. more power to him for not giving up.
     
  10. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Member

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    mmm lunch
     
  11. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, i've definitely seen shit like that..illinois is fucked up..shit america is fucked up..
     
  12. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    yeah i saw this,it must be tough for people without running water,makes me feel like shit.
     
  13. spectr

    spectr Guest

    yeah it's fucked up, but that's exactly the type of person the american government wants signing up for the army.

    i feel sorry for the kid, i mean he could be out robbing and stealing cos let's face it, he ain't got shit else, but he's trying to go legit. more power to him for not giving up.
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    i know its a fucked up situtation that the goverment creates and exploits
     
  14. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    I need to lace this kid with a beat...
     
  15. cRXgti

    cRXgti Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 15, 2005 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    im joining the navy :)
     
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