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Clinton and Sean sit in the parking lot of a retail store having a conversation about the trials and

tribulations of life. Clint was an assembly line worker at a manufacturing company for 10 years until he was laid off over a year ago. Every since hes had a difficult time finding employment. Sean hasnt worked in 3 years due to his felony conviction. Both of these men feel cheated by society and ponders what theyre future will be. Its just not right says Clinton, For almost a year Ive been filling out applications, sending out resumes and nothing. It seems like Ive been blacklisted from employment.

How do you think It feels to not have worked for 3 whole years, says Sean, an ex-con cant get a break. Everybody deserves a second chance but these employers are not trying to hear that. Youre simply being judged because of mistakes youve made in the past. Yeah, lifes a real bitch. I cant believe my company, all the years I put in slaving and working hard and they serve us walking papers, says Clinton, And worse than that I was one of the first to go, me, theyre top employee.

I definitely need to make something happen, Ive been staying out of trouble every since Ive been released and I cant even find a decent job, says Sean. Im even going to church now. Im really trying to turn my life around. Im at the point where anything will do for now.

Clinton stares out of the window of his car at the retail store with a disgusted look on his face. I even applied here, says Clinton pointing at the store. Cant you believe I havent heard anything from them either? Thats a real slap in the face. In fact Im overly qualified to be working at a place like that. I made way more money at my last job.

The hell with them, says Sean. Theyre just like the others. Theyre not going to give us a chance. I dont understand what these jobs are looking for these days. You have to be experienced in this, and qualified in that. How are you going to get any experience if people dont give you a chance?

You know Im about to lose my home, says Clinton. Im so behind on my mortgage that its impossible for me to catch up. What am I going to do? Me and my family are going to be out on the streets. This isnt fair. Things like this shouldnt happen to hardworking people like me. As hard as Ive worked to get the things that I have, Im about to lose everything. All because of a greedy company that decided they dont need us anyone.

Yeah I tell you about corporate America, said Sean. Theyre no good, is this what America is about? The little guys like us struggle while the guys at the top live good at everybody elses expense. It isnt right I tell you, it isnt right.

They talk about the American dream, but thats exactly what it is just a dream, says Clint. America has everyone dreaming. You try to do the right things, get an education, land a good job, so you can provide for your family and what do you get in return. Nothing. Nothing but more problems. Nobody cares about the little guy. We just have to go after things we want ourselves by any means. I agree with you says Sean. Thats the only way theyll respect us. By making our own way. I tell you Clint, thats all Ive been about, making my own way. Society is a joke but their laughing at us, but theyre not going to laugh at me anymore, in the end, Ill have the last laugh.

Both men are silent for about a few minutes. Both with the look of anger and disgust. Well, so far weve been on a winning streak, says Sean. I say lets keep going until we achieve our goal. Yeah I guess youre right, says Clinton. He grabs his baseball cap, shades, and scarf. Lets give them our best shot. Sean grabs his cowboy hat, shades, and scarf. Im ready when you are.

Both men began to exit the car making their way to store. As their walking to the store they both have a certain look of desperation upon their faces. Both men walk with confidence despite their down and out feelings about the way society has treated them. Both with their heads up high. Together through hard times. They both share the same thoughts about the unfairness of life. They both want the chance to prove themselves and regain some kind of relevant position in society. As they enter the store it appears to be slightly crowded, but it wont stop what these two have planned.

Okay nobody move, shouts Sean as he pulls a 44 magnum out of his jacket. Everybody remain calm and wont anybody get hurt.

Clinton makes his way to the cash register. I see its been a busy night, so just hand over all the money and their wont be any problems, he tells the cashier.

Everybody grab whatever you want quickly and get the hell out of the store. Yells Sean. All the people in the store frantically grab items off the shelves and began running out of the store. During the commotion, Clinton cleans one cash register and Sean cleans another. Lets get the hell out of here. Says Clinton and they both run out of the store and gets into their getaway car. They speeded off without a trace of anyone seeing who

they were or where they went. They were able to get a clean getaway due to the shoppers running around the store stealing and looting. We did it again. Says Sean, as he removes his disguise. Yeah, but Im getting tired of it, Says Clinton. We need one big score so we can hang this up. Yeah enough of these stores, says Sean, we need to start looking into some banks.

Larry might come off as a real life prince charming to females. He loves it when his women love him. And I was his main girl. And I was loyal. He used to tell me it was a good thing when you can trust your main girl with your women and your money. And back then, women like myself thought twice leaving a man his type that was rich, or so that appeared to be. He got his pay from always having the right thing to say to his females. He approached me in an unusual way. I was in the department store thinking about purchasing a specific shirt when he came from nowhere. Asking if he can buy me something. Then he took me on a big shopping spree. No man had ever done that for me before. He kept his women maintained. Larry had an endless procession of women marching through his life. He didnt feel complete with one female, he needed many. At the time I met Larry I was living in a runaway shelter. He took me from that to seeing rich places and nice restaurants. I felt if he was to leave me I would have nothing. I had moved far from home and separated from old friends and surroundings. All I saw was the money. He made me hungry for it. He always told me to look attractive. He said that men, especially those who are wealthy, aren't going to be interested in a woman who looks like trash. He said to keep my hair maintained and only wear enough makeup to enhance your natural beauty. He also told me to hide the fact that you want his money. He said men don't want women who are after their money. When getting to know a man, ask about his interests rather than about how much money he makes or how

many nice things he has. Larry often set me up on dates with few high-profile guys. Ill go with them to the theater, pricey restaurants and hotels. Then right after, Ill fulfill every desire. And Larry has taken me to many places from the West Coast to Washington, D.C. Ive even dated politicians that were away from their families.

And during it all I was run down, tired, and strung out so I wasnt thinking clearly. He told me my only chances of surviving on these streets were if I was to hang with him. He said no one else wanted me. He said that the street is like prison, a dangerous place, and that he would protect me. Larry believed in controlling his woman, being the boss of her life, even her thoughts. The most important thing he wanted was any female who can make him money. And he always used great pressure. Larry was also afraid I would leave so he never let me keep any money. I was just a young woman from a small town. A female in strange surroundings dependent on the guy who I love and that I think love me. What stood out with me the most was some of the things that Larry used to say to me. Things such as If you have money, Ms. Justice will smile on you; this isnt a sex game, but a mind game, and yesterday means nothing, today is everything. He always had to be right. If you disagreed with him it would anger him for hours, in which he proved himself right in so many ways, that in the end, I would agree with him, for the sake of peace.

What I couldnt stand about Larry is that he kept his emotions to himself. He never confided in his women, he always kept his thoughts a secret. But he often had theories

about almost any subject under the sun, including vegetarian, drama, politics, and music; and in support of these theories he wrote pamphlets, letters, and books. He not only wrote these things and published them at the expense of his women, but he would sit and read them aloud, for hours, to all of us. He wrote poems. When he finished writing the poems he read it aloud.

Larry was also a monster of conceit. He was the most important person in the world to himself. He was his own best company. He had one sole topic of conversation, himself; and what he did. Sometimes he was brilliant; sometimes tiresome. He often boasted I am one of the greatest in the world, one of the greatest thinkers, and one of the greatest composers. Larry was also a musician. He played the piano like a composer. He would sit down at the piano before parties and play his own music. Me and Larry had began to grow a successful business and we were reaping the rewards. I ran the day-to-day operations while Larry sat in his office and watched the money pour in. We lived lavishly but discreetly. Then we moved to Nevada, where our profession is legal.

Larry had a genius for making enemies. He would pull endless wires in order to meet someone who admired his work, and was able to be of use to him-and would proceed to make an enemy of them with some idiotic and uncalled exhibition of arrogance and bad manners. Larry began to make a name for him and many major labels were trying to arrange deals with him. He would invite record executives to his house and sing them

his songs. On one evening, Larry had invited some record executives over to his house to hear some new songs off of an album he was promoting. A character in one of the songs that Larry performed was a caricature of one of the most powerful music producers of his day. He invited the producer to see him perform the insult in front of his friends and audiences.

Larrys music career didnt take off as he envisioned it. He spent all of his money. And to Larry, the only thing more important than having money was women, and he didnt have those either. Even though Larry didnt have much money he still tried to live a grandeur lifestyle. On a small income he kept two maids. Without enough money in his pocket to pay his rent, he would have the walls and ceilings of his house lined with silk. Larry was innocent of any sense of responsibility. He was also incapable of supporting himself. He borrowed money from everybody who was good for a loan. He even wrote begging letters. He never repaid anyone who did not have a legal claim upon it. His friend gave him $6,000 to pay his debts in one city and a year later gave him $20,000 to pay debts in another city. Larry was convinced that the world had owed him something. When he felt depressed, he would rave, and stomp, and sink into suicidal gloom and talk darkly of going to a private island to end his days. He became the loneliest person in the world. Larrys world took another turn when he got arrested for tax-evasion and racketeering. Many law enforcement and governmental agencies didnt appreciate Larrys flair for running his business. He threatened to sell his list of sell of clients to pay for his

defense. He posted bail and exposed his clients one-by-one, beginning with the most famous. He watched their tearful apologies on television He accepted a plea bargain that shut down his business and spent 18 months in prison.

In the end we both made choices we had to live with. I didnt feel good about myself. It was a hard thing for me to do. Thats what started my addiction to drugs. I shot heroin everyday to forget about it. But it all was too hard to forget. Especially the childhood abuse. Ive been feeling bad for a very longtime. In the beginning, Larry showed understanding and sympathy. When I didnt feel safe be protected me from crazy tricks, police, and guys who might beat me up. He used to always tell me he wanted to protect me. Average guys didnt see me as a prospect for love and my family didnt love me. My only friends are other women like myself who are dishonest, confused, and needy themselves. I didnt understand how Larry could let me go out with different men each night. He still loved me even though I went out with other men. I believed to be a good judge of human nature and can spot a lie a mile away. Ive heard lines before, and even though I like the attention, in the end its all about the guy that is in my corner. Now he and the lifestyle we lived dont have as much appeal now. We became accustomed to a certain life and were unwilling to compromise that lifestyle. I had got used to expensive clothes and looking attractive. We looked at other opportunities outside of what we were doing, like selling drugs, and robberies. Then we made more mistakes, and I took chances I wouldnt otherwise take and ended up in the penitentiary. During this time I

decided to write a book and once I got released I was able to get a deal with a publisher.

Even though I enjoyed those fast times with Larry, I made so many sacrifices. I sacrificed my mind, body, and soul. In the end, it wasnt worth it. And even though I wasnt the only woman under Larrys mental manipulation, I believed I suffered the most. I never saw my family again, and as I sat in the penitentiary I didnt get any visitors. All the times I spent writing Larry and sending money while he was doing his time, supporting him. I didnt get anything in return. The guy that claimed to be In My Corner forgot about all the sacrifices I made to keep him happy. I didnt understand how he could be so non caring and ungrateful. I begin to focus on turning my life around. I wanted to pursue a career as an interior designer or personal trainer. Mainly so I could still meet rich men. I attend fundraisers, grand openings and other events that attract the rich. When I meet a guy I never tell them about my past. It might deter them from getting to know me better. Ive come across many rich men looking for love. I impress them so much that instantly Ill at least get a dinner or a date. I use a lot of things I learned from my past when I meet guys. I would someday like to marry someone that I can at least imagine loving. While my intentions are to marry a guy thats wealthy, my rich man may end up losing all of his money. I don't want to be stuck in a loveless marriage if there's nothing left to keep me happy.

I first became affiliated with my family at Age eleven.

They were like my extended

family. They supplied me with companionship, money, and clothing. We used to listen to one anothers problems and shared the trials and tribulations that that we faced in everyday life. A lot of the time I broke the law to provide money for our activities or to further our reputation on the streets. Our activities eventually landed me in a juvenile detention center. While living in a juvenile detention center me and a few other guys decided to form a crew. We started with just ten members. We often declared allegiance to our crew while in the detention center and advertised our status and power. When we were released we went right back to the streets even tougher and went from being a delinquent group of neighborhood thugs and turned into a violent crew. We couldnt deny that we enjoyed the respect and fear others exhibited around us. The police were always monitoring us because they thought it was unusual for such a group to protect their neighborhood and come together for social reasons.

A lot of times our acts of violence was because of infringement on territory but we often abided by the phrase No challenge goes unanswered. One time when I went to visit a female the guys from that set got mad then jumped and robbed me. Outnumbered, I ran

and got the hell out of that area. I later returned with my boys to retaliate. We drove down on the guys and beat them with baseball bats. I had to keep my reputation in tact. I made a personal commitment to my crew. I was dedicated to achieving the level of recognition needed to attain a hardcore status. Ive often seen guys false flag. They hadnt made any type of commitment. They lacked direction. We often called them wanna-bes. They werent actually in our crew. To get them to become serious we often promised them a life of money, sex, and glamour. We threw parties with lots of weed and girls to get them to commit to the crew. What I wanted them to understand was that we were like a club or a group of close friends that had to protect ourselves against the enemy. I would often do favors for the youngsters around the way such as beat up anyone thats giving them problems or give them money. Afterwards I would demand that they give loyalty as a payback. During those times I felt like school couldnt prepare me to survive in this society. 4 years of high school wouldnt prepare me for college, which means that the job market wouldnt be open for me. What me and the others did was create a system of employment that was much more responsive to our needs. I used to depend on extortion, robbery, and burglary as a means of providing income. Back then the availability of cocaine and how easy it was to convert it to crack changed the way we made our money tremendously. I had some out of town connections that brought in many types of guns and drugs for distribution. With just an initial investment of $2,500 worth of cocaine and using two chemicals, we were able to have $10,000 worth of crack. $10,000 worth of crack became $40,000 by the end of the day. We would employ somebody to go and collect the money for the drugs, one person to deliver the drugs to

the buyer, and two lookout men. We usually paid them about $50 per day each. Often a percentage was offered to the team for sales over a certain amount per day. If the $200 per day cost of the team is deducted, the profit for the day would be $29,800. That was tax free money and it continued seven days a week, 365 days a year. And because we were getting so much money there was much war and violence over the best sales areas. But we still were making money. A minimum wage job couldnt match what I made on the streets. Thats why I never even considered looking for a job. Hell, I used to laugh at people I saw working at restaurants. The money came in with material wealth beyond the reach of many teens my age.

Our drug enterprise became quite profitable and my family began to grow. We began to generate an operating income of $50,000 to $100,000 per day. We had over 1 million members and they often paid dues to buy guns and bullets. Military members were targeted because of their access to weapons and ammunition. Despite our life of crime we often gave back to the community. We formed non-profit organizations, jobs, basketball tournaments, and street cleanings. Because of some of the positive things we were doing we were able to get a lot of financial, social, and political support. The politicians brought the federal funds to fund our enterprise. Later it became the basis for many federal convictions against me and many other members.

Society makes alternative lifestyles appealing. The need for attention and the desire to obtain material items drives youngsters to our types of families. My feelings of fear,

hatred, bigotry, and poverty were motivation for me joining my family. Through the family I wanted to enhance my power. I also wanted to impress my friends. I eventually ended up selling crack cocaine on the streets and made thousands of dollars per week. With the money I made on the streets I was able to pay off many of my real family members debts, purchased homes for relatives, and splurged it. While I was in prison, I became exposed to the world of real people from the streets. This enabled me to head right back to the streets with more street knowledge. I also gained rank in my family while I was in prison. And now Im back here again.

The guy arrives at the building that houses one of the most popular radio stations around, WHYT 88.7. This station is known for playing the number one hits in the country specializing in pop, R&B, and rap. Hes carrying a black suitcase and makes his way towards the elevator to the eleventh floor. Hes greeted by the receptionist. Someone is here to see you Mr. Grand says the receptionist as she speaks into her phone headset. She waits for a reply and then gives the guy the okay to enter. Mr. Grand said to come to his office. The guy nods and makes his way to the office of Terry Grand, a music mogul and the owner of WHYT. He also owns many other music-related businesses such as publishing companies, record labels, talent agencies, distribution networks, and record-pressing plants. The guy enters the office of Mr. Grand and greets him with a smile and a handshake. Glad to see you again Mr. Grand, says the guy. Glad to see you also, responds Grand, I see you have a hit on your hands. Youve topped the charts in the last few weeks. All thanks to you says the guy, thats why Im here again because I have another hit in the making from another group that Im working with. Youre not wasting any time I see Rob, says Grand, youre trying to go on a hot streak. Youre trying to line up back to back hits, huh? Thats my goal. Replies the guy. The guy is Robert Smith, the C.E.O. of a new record label called 2Night Records. Hes working with a string of new talent thats been gaining a lot of exposure thanks to Terry Grand. I have something for you says Rob as he hands Grand the suitcase, make it

happen just like last time. Grand takes the suitcase and opens it. As he sit and count the money he began smiling. It looks like youre about to have another hit on your hands Rob, make room on your wall for another platinum record.

Turning a song into money requires repetitive exposure. It wont go anywhere with the masses until they get to hear it-a lot, and Terry Grand is able to make that happen for the right price. A record company pays him for the exposure of a song just until the exact point when popular demand for it takes over. These companies plug the songs hard on radio. Grand just so happens to have the number one radio station in the country and has gave a lot of musical talent exposure on his radio stations. His station is primarily known for playing hits. His station has major influence in the music industry. Many music fans believed that if a song wasnt played on WHYT, it wasnt worth listening to. Daily the station received unsolicited demos from upcoming artist trying to break their record. Musicians believed that if they could get their songs played on WHYT, success would surely follow right after. Im the reason why so many records make it and become hits, says Terry Grand to an associate, Im also the reason why many records dont even see the light of day. There have been a string of songs on the radio that havent been so great, but they were still able to make the heavy rotation. says the associate. Mr. Grand responds by saying Part of that is due to one hand washing the other. A music journalist wrote a column in a music publication regarding WHYT and other radio stations major influence in the music industry. The journalist

wrote, Ive been listening to the radio lately and theres been some terrible songs being played. A lot of them have been repetitive. You keep hearing the same old song you cant help but to start humming it or even liking it. Joe Indiana never gets any airplay and hes considered a musical visionary. Paying to have a song played until such a time as popular demand for it became selfsustaining and the bucks began rolling in has always been popular. Many labels have worked out such arrangements with WHYT when it came to playing their songs. These arrangements allowed a consistent flow of money from these music companies to the radio station. Im just running a business, says Terry Grand to a subcommittee under accusations that he permitted financial interest in a song to influence his judgment as a program director for WHYT. The truth is, that I did not consciously favor such records. Maybe I did without realizing it.Terry Grand has been stuck with the notion that what he does is a legitimate business. He sees nothing wrong with charging for the exploitation of new songs. The federal communications law, concerning payola-rules, didnt make payola illegal; instead it placed limits on allowable contact between record labels and radio station personnel, mandated that any pay-for-play arrangement had to be disclosed on the air, and decreed that a deejay had to notify his superiors of the arrangement. Knowing this, Mr. Grand decided to only let the deejays on his station play songs on the station playlist. Since he was responsible for compiling the stations playlists, record companies dealt directly with him or the other program directors. He also recommended that record companies work with him through independent record promoters to get their records on the air. That way it would all be on the books as part of the stations revenue stream. The money comes from the record promoters, who pay

for the privilege of representing the recording industry to the station. Whenever a record gets airplay, the promoter sends a bill to the record company. What shelters these arrangements from prosecution under existing payola statutes is the fiction that the promoter isnt paying the station to play specific tunes; hes just purchasing a generalized access to the programmers. The downside to it all is that labels have complained about the expense of dealing with the network, who extracts millions of dollars a week from the major music conglomerates. The power of the independent record promoters stems not from any ability to deliver hits on demand, but from their capacity to keep a song from reaching the airwaves unless their terms are met by the record companies. With the exception of WHYT, there have been many music businesses that have fortunes gambled and lost on sure hits that somehow failed to compel the public enough to recoup their promotional costs. A handful of radio jockeys had been driven off the air or busted for tax evasion or bribe taking. The accusation that payola actually dictates mass musical taste is a charge that has never made any sense to the people with their money on the line. Hits cannot be bought says Tom Williams, a professor of communications at the University of Illinois to a bunch of students seeking to enter the broadcasting industry. Professor Williams is a major critic of the commercial broadcasting industry. He believes that payola has destroyed the publics capacity to know what it likes. You cant really believe the music youre listening to is there because some of it is actually good music, he tells his students. It might only be there because someone bought a bunch of ads on that station and, therefore, earned the right to get their music played on that station.

If it got big on the radio, it got big with the help of payola. Music is apart of our spirits, and it feels terrible to learn that the music we live by is tainted by a connection to dirty cash. Professor Williams explains that while many songs are being hammered into the listeners head, the build-up makes the audience believes that this constant repetition is due to the qualities of the song.

He ends his class by saying, The music we love is never the problem; its always the music that other people love. When I speak against payola my objective is to rescue younger people from their false musical consciousness. But the truth is that payola will exist as long as the number of songs seeking a mass audience outstrips the public demand for music.

Quite a number of platinum artists have been forced to declare bankruptcy as a result of mysterious wheelings and dealings of the so called major labels. What is even more surprising is that artists keep falling into the same ditch over and over again, afraid to take control of their music, their career and their money. Most of them are willing to blindly surrender their most treasured talent to the shrewdest possible bidder. Music is one of the highest art forms there is and artists need to think twice before deciding on giving up millions of dollars to a major label in exchange for some chump change. If a major label can stand to profit from your talent, so can you. Major labels put out about about 60 new artists each year. Out of the 60 debut records that are put out, only about 5-6 of them go on to become big hits while the rest provide nothing more than a tax deduction for these companies. You dont need millions of dollars to successfully market, promote and release records on a national level. Most of the budget laid out by the major labels is in fact inflated to help provide fat salaries and favors to some of their execs. What I know now I wish I had known then.

Back in the early 90s I started a group called The Big Boyz. At the time we were an unknown rap group that managed to get attention and landed a huge major label deal

with Play It Records that included a 15% royalty rate and a $250,000 advance, as a result of our increased exposure and great music reviews by major music magazines. We spent $100,000 recording our album at Play Its recording studio, which left us with $150,000 from the advance. We paid (20%) $30,000 to tour manager and another (20%) $30,000 to our lawyer for getting us the deal which left us with $90,000 before taxes or $52,000 after taxes for four of us to share. That came down to $13,000 per person which is what we had to live on for a year until our record was promoted and released by Play It. Our record became a hit and we sold 500,000 copies of our first record. We made two videos. The 2 videos cost us $1,000,000 to make and 50% of the cost of making the video was recoupable from our royalties. Furthermore, we got $50,000 in tour support which was 100% recouped from our royalties. Play It then spent over $200,000 on independent promotion, which was also 100% recouped from our royalties. So, now we owed Play It a sum of $750,000 from our royalties. All of the records sold by us were sold at its maximum price so we earned $750,000 at 15% royalty rate for selling 500,000 records. Therefore, $750,000 in earned royalties minus $750,000 recoupable costs owed by us to Play It equaled zero. So each member of our group actually made 13,000 each in their first year.

Play It grossed over $5.5 million from the sale of 500,000 of our records. Play Its cost of manufacturing 500,000 records equaled $250,000. Our Advance was $250,000, our Video budget was $1,000,000, our tour budget was $50,000, our Radio Promotion was

$200,000, our Marketing and record distribution was$750,000, and our Royalties paid to publishing company was $250,000.In total, Play It spent about $2,750,000 in (mostly making money for their execs) marketing, promoting and selling 500,000 copies of our first record, while still making a 100% profit of $2,750,000.As a result of this bad deal we decided to take a leave of absence from the music business. In the 2000s traditional record labels were being ran out of business by the internet. The music industry experienced a drop in CD sales over the past couple of years and its all because consumers now choose to download singles or albums right from home over the web. Our group decided to take advantage of this new digital age and formed our own record label over the internet.

The internet has allowed us to sell our music more effectively because of its ability to reach consumers directly. Consumers arent going to retailers to purchase albums priced at $10 to $12 anymore. Theyll rather just download songs for free or purchase individual songs they like opposed to buying a whole album. The internet has made the music industry convenient for both musicians and consumers. We began to see more of a profit from our music sales since we just sell directly to the customer without any middlemen. This fact alone has put a strain on major record labels. Their sales are low because people are just not interested in buying hard copy CDs. We chose an independent approach to selling our music through our own website. The growth of the internet will only complicate things even more for record companies. Years from now CDs will be obsolete and digital music will be the sole vehicle of the music industry.

The Big Boyz decided to break up and pursue other interests but I decided to remain in the music industry to help motivate others. For the past few years I have been a committed member of Music Business Association. I provide independent labels, artists, songwriters, bands and groups from all music style and background with the necessary tools to help them realize their dreams of becoming independently successful in the creation, marketing, and promotion of their music on a national level without sacrificing or sharing their royalties or profits with major labels.

It is time to pass the offering buckets and many are eager to give the Lord his due. They wave their blue offering envelopes as worshipers holler their praises to God.

Inside the envelope is 10 percent of the weekly pay of many who earn about $30,000 a year or less. Many of these people are struggling families. Many have no money to buy groceries but they believe what their pastor, William Evans., said about the offering time: "its opportunity for prosperity."

Rolls-Royces, private jets, million-dollar homes and a Manhattan apartment, furnish proof to Pastor Evans followers the validity of his teachings.

Pastor Evans is quick to insist that he warns Christians to "love God, not money" "Money by itself cannot define prosperity," "When you say, 'prosperity,' people think money."

Asking the faithful to donate is a part of many religions. Many see offering a portion, usually a tenth, of one's income back to God and the church as biblical. Pastor Evans churches suggest that tithing be divided between the local church and a charity. He also teaches that believers can trust God to take care of their needs.

One of the goals of America is for you to become prosperous. "For the church to put a blessing on that and say, 'God wants you to be rich,' is appealing."

Pastor Evans says he takes his message straight from the Bible, noting that figures like Solomon and David were wealthy.

Pastor William Evans is a televangelist Christian minister who devotes a large portion of his ministry to television broadcasting., the increasing globalization of broadcasting has enabled Pastor Evans to reach a wider audience through international broadcast networks, including some that are specifically Christian in nature. Pastor Evans is also a regular pastors in his own church but the majority of his followers come from TV and radio audiences.

Pastor Evans started his own ministry with 10 people and his congregation was rapidly growing. It has been said he has grossed over $70 million in revenue. Pastor Evans television program is aired both in the United States and internationally. He even started a satellite church which has a membership of over 7,000. Pastor Evans is a popular conference speaker and best-selling author. Pastor Evans is known for his own method of approaching the Bible for spiritual and financial fulfillment.

Pastor Evans is the founder and senior pastor of the Universal Church Group, which has nearly 30,000 members.

His congregation moved from a rental hall to a modest-sized chapel, adding a weekly radio broadcast and four services each Sunday. Pastor Evans plans to build a large church having around 10,000 to 47,000 or more attendants for a typical weekly service. He plans to do it all without any bank financing.

He said because of the large numbers of people, who attended his church, it need some adjustments. The architecture of the new church will enable the entire congregation to see and hear. He told a local newspaper editor. Sound is amplified, with large PA systems . Words to hymns and songs will be projected on screens, reducing reliance on the hymnals found in regular churches.

The building cost of the new church will be $20 million. Reverend Carter, a minister and social justice activist criticizes Pastor Evans prosperity gospel and plans to build this expensive church. These large churches draw members away from smaller churches. Says Reverend Carter, The majority of church people attend small churches of fewer than 200 members.

Reverend Carter claims that Pastor Evans is more concerned with entertainment than religion. He has also claimed that such churches focus on personal morality issues while ignoring justice. Reverend Carter himself is licensed and ordained a Pentecostal minister. Hes a youth director of My Life, a group that focused on the promotion of new and better jobs for African-Americans. He also founded the Community Youth Foundation to raise resources for impoverished youth.

Pastor Evans became the subject of considerable controversy. A proportion of his methods were held to be conflicting with Christian doctrine taught in traditional congregations. Pastor Evans existed outside the control of established traditional churches, acquiring a distinct voice of his own. Pastor Evans, however, is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an independent organization which promotes high financial standards amongst Christian ministries.

Pastor Evans holds Pentecostal viewpoints, he believes in spiritual gifts, divine healing, the occurrence of miracles and a prosperity gospel. This is opposed by some groups of Christians and non-Christians.

Reverend Carter hosts his own radio talk show and asks Pastor Evans to make a guest appearance. When Pastor Evans appeared on the program, Reverend Carter immediately criticized Pastor Evans. The prosperity gospel taught by Pastor Evans promises material, financial, physical, and spiritual success to believers, subject to their offerings to the work of God. Said Reverend Carter, This is regarded as a serious point of conflict by other Christians. Pastor Evans has significant personal wealth and owns large properties, luxury cars, and various vehicles such as a private plane. This is contradictory to traditional Christian thinking.

The reverend Carter also questioned Pastor Evans national television presence. Televangelism requires substantial amounts of money to produce programs and purchase airtime on cable and satellite networks. How are you able to afford this? Pastor Evans smiles and responds by saying we devote time to fundraising activities. We sell Products such as books, CDs, DVDs, and are promoted to viewers. He also added We reach millions of people worldwide with the gospel and produce numerous converts to Christianity. Reverend Im only doing God's work. Declining

attendance at traditional church services and the growth of global mass media are factors pushing our use of television to 'fulfill the "Great Commission" of the Gospel of Jesus.'

Reverend Carter also criticized Pastor Evans involvement with politics. Youre very active in the national political arena, and often discuss conservative politics on your programs. You stir up controversy by making offensive remarks, and you endorsed political candidates on donor air-time. I only speak the truth, Reverend Carter, says Pastor Evans. I have no involvement with any politicians. In fact if I did, I would lose my tax-exempt status.

Reverend Carter then begins to criticize the prosperity gospel that Pastor Evans preaches.

Prosperity theology is a religious teaching that God desires the material prosperity of those he favors. Material prosperity in this theology emphasizes financial prosperity. This material favor may be granted by God in return for correct faith . This has been a target of debate within the Christian community. Pastor Evans then tries to explain his teachings to Reverend Carter. Prosperity theology promotes the idea that God wants Christians to be "abundantly" successful in every way. Support for the Prosperity Gospel is believed to be found by proponents in specific Bible verses and in the lives of biblical characters.

Pastor Evans then use some Bible verses to support his theology:

Deuteronomy 8:18 - "But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day" (New American Standard Bible).

Malachi 3:10 - "'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,' says the LORD of hosts, 'if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.'" (New American Standard Bible)

John 10:10 - "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (King James Version)

3 John 2-4 - "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers"

Luke 6:38 - "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

Reverend Carter counter that all of the verses Prosperity Gospel use are taken out of their textual, cultural, historical and/or literary context falsely supporting their claims. While you claim that prosperity's ultimate purpose is the funding of evangelism and Christian charity throughout the world, the teaching actually is a teaching of materialism masquerading as theology in spite of no valid biblical support. It is the accumulation of wealth and material goods and not "Gospel work" that is the major hallmark of your movement.

Reverend Carter supports his claim with some Biblical verses of his own:

Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 16:13 - "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. . . . For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."

1 John 2:15 - "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

1 Timothy 6:3-5 - "If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and

quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain." Reverend Carter continues to elaborate on hi s criticism. Prosperity teaching seems to promote more self-gratification than true spirituality. There is no difference between the evil of that message and the evil of a, place of gambling except casinos do not bring God into their lives. Any gospel that cannot be preached in a third-world country is not the True Gospel of Jesus Christ." The materialism of affluent Christians appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ. Before ending the program Reverend Carter asks Pastor one final question. So, Pastor Evans you dont believe the prosperity movement, is used by pastors to become wealthy and to finance their lavish lifestyles at the expense of donors. I cant speak for other pastors Reverend Carter, but thats not my purpose, says Pastor Evans.Word of Faith teaching holds that God wants His people to be financially prosperous, as well as have good health, good marriages and relationships, and to live generally prosperous lives. Word of Faith teaches that God blesses His people to achieve the promises that are contained in the Bible. Financial success is within the definition of "prosperity" but not to limit it to financial success. In fact Jesus and the apostles were also financially wealthy Ill like to thank you for appearing on this program Pastor Evans says Reverend Carter wrapping up his show, In closing Ill like to say one last thing. At my church I teach that

prosperity is not consistent with the New Testament teaching, which stresses spiritual prosperity and heavenly rewards. The Bible condemns the pursuit of riches. The "health and wealth" teachings tend not to stress some scriptures warning against material prosperity and the importance of helping the poor. In fact their contradictions of the teachings of Jesus, I going to quote Matthew 19:24...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Also Paul said in Timothy 6:10, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain. The prosperity gospel will not make anybody praise Jesus; it will make people praise prosperity."

Reverend Carter then concludes his program. Months after his appearance on Reverend Carters radio program, Pastor Evans was under investigation. The United States Senate Committee on Finance asked for financial information to the committee to determine whether Pastor Evans made any personal profit from financial donations and requested that Pastor Evans ministry make the information available. The investigation was a response to complaints from the public and news media. The Senate Committee stated, the allegations involve governing boards that werent independent and allow generous salaries and housing allowances and amenities such as private jets and Rolls Royces." IRS guidelines require that pastors' compensation be "reasonable" and net earnings may not benefit any private individual. Pastor Evans contested the probe, arguing that the proper

governmental entity to examine religious groups is the IRS, not the Committee on Finance.

In the office of one of the most prolific hip-hop pioneers there is, Ron Davis sits and wait for Harold Dr. Wax Thomas. Ron is interviewing Dr. Wax for a documentary he intends to produce for his schools independent film festival. Rons film is about the history of the local hip-hop scene. Ron is a freelance music journalist that attends Columbia College. After taking a filmmaking course, Ron decides to pursue a career in producing documentaries. He chose to enter the colleges annual independent filmmaking contest. In an attempt to spotlight some of the key names, places, and events that helped shape Chicago hip-hop into what it has become, he contacts Dr. Wax and asks him if he would be interested in helping him make the film. Dr. Wax agreed and asked Ron to come down to his downtown office to have a meeting and possibly answer some questions that Ron might have in the form of an interview. Dr. Wax is widely known for being one of the first Graffiti artists and B-boys, coming out of Chicago. Hes often referred to as a Chicago legend. When Dr. Wax arrives he greets Ron and apologizes for being late. Considering how long it has been since the early days of hip-hop, Mr. Wax looks relatively young. Hes wearing a navy blue Addidas jogging suit, adidas sneakers, and a Kangol hat. He shakes Rons hand and the meeting begins: Its an honor to meet you Dr. Wax. I appreciate you assisting me with this film. I felt if I was going to make this film, why not ask the man himself? I thought it would be a good

idea to record my interview with you, so I can better inform the people about you and the hip-hop culture. Im pleased to be able to assist you, said Mr. Wax smiling gracefully. I would like to ask you some questions about your background, the experiences you have had, and some of your interests in order to learn more about you and the culture so I can share this information with the audience. Said Ron Let me begin by asking you some questions about where youre from and how you got started. Now, how long have you lived in Chicago and what started your interest in hip-hop? Before Dr. Wax speaks ,Ron press record on his handheld camcorder. I was born and raised in Chicago. Said Mr. Wax, My roots of hip-hop date back to somewhere in-between the early to mid 70s. The culture had just begun to grow. The focus of attention was on New York and a few neighboring cities. The earliest stages of the hip-hop scene in Chicago didnt differ much from most other areas outside of New York. More than anything it was the breaking crews in this era that dominated the scene. They became the foundation of the Chicago scene with many B-boy crews already making a name for themselves such as DTR, Floormasters, Top Ten, and the Windy City Breakers. We were the Ill State Warriors. It was many of the breakers who would later go on to become some of the key Graffiti writers in the city. By 82 the Graffiti scene was very active with several known crews hitting up all sides of the city. From there things slowly began to take shape. Me and my crew started bombing the city and became recognized as one of the first local graffiti writers. I was also known for being the first to paint Chicago scenery into my backgrounds. Other artists usually drew

New York backgrounds based on their influences. I helped pioneer the Chicago Graf scene. Why did you choose graffiti writing asks Ron. Dr. Wax leans back in his chair, thinks for a minute and smiles before responding, I wanted to see Graffiti everywhere. I wanted to see hip-hop everywhere. My goal was to make Chicago like New York. On the fourth of July in 1983 we bombed the Ravenswood Yard and hit virtually every train in sight. I also organized the first Graffiti Art competition at Harrison Park. Then In 1985, I decided to unite the Chicago Graffiti writers for an All City Writers meeting in Cabrini Green at the YMCA.Between 19861989 hip-hop had dispelled the myths of it being a short term passing and scenes throughout the world began to thrive. The Graf scene was at its heaviest point as writers started to further develop their styles and separate themselves from the writers in New York and L.A. What were some of the places you and your crew displayed your art. asks Ron. Mr. Wax thinks for a moment and then reply, From 85 till 87 it was all about the walls, tunnels and rooftops being hit. The stretch from Division to Logan Park was covered in Graf. Around 87 til 89 is when the trains became a focus. We made the Congress line the hottest line from 84 til 86. We made a spot over in Chinatown at 22 nd and Cermak known as the Wall of Fame and are a home base of sorts where writers from all over the city came to regularly put up new pieces. Then we opened a big gallery at the axe Street Arena called Graffiti 86 featuring most of the top writers in the city. Dr. Wax then pulls out a large photo album with photos of some of the art that were on the exhibit.

Ron zooms his camera in on the photos. He then refocuses his camera on Mr. Wax. What were some of the other things you were involved with during those times? asks Ron. Me and the crew then released one of the first recognized Chicago based hip-hop albums that represented the city. says Mr. Wax, We also got a write up in Right On! Magazine for winning a contest by doing two P.S.A.s for The National Safety Council. I introduced one of the first regular hip-hop chill spot at a place called Steps Up North by Loyola. It was like a boys/girls club that started at 3pm in order to catch the younger crowd. There were DJs, MC battles, Graf Writers showing off piece books, breakers on the floors and TV. Do you think you and your crew set the tone for the hip-hop movement in Chicago? asks Ron. Definitely. Says Mr. Wax nodding his head, between 90-93 things started to shift from the importance of the word into the importance of the music. On the Graf tip, you had SB, DC5, J Force, and TAC up everywhere. Regular hip-hop hang spots were in Wicker Parks Triple X and Lit Ex. I used to rent a loft from Walter Wallace, a local music legend, at Vision Village and threw parties. Mr. Wallace used to play his casio in the background. We used to throw hip-hop events at the Alcatraz and the Hot House. We even had the club scene with the open mic/artist showcase spot, Lower Links which was the meeting ground and foundation for many of the crews that would come out. You were pretty busy during those times. Says Ron. You were really involved in bringing awareness of this newfound culture.

Mr. Wax seemed to have a collection of memorabilia from the golden years of hip-hop because then he pulls out what looks like an old issue of a magazine. I decided to start a magazine called the Flypaper. The Flypaper was a key publication in Chicagos hiphop journalism history. Ron zooms his camera in on the magazine.

At the time, it existed as a means of information from the Chicago underground scene. continues Dr. Wax. If there was hip-hop happening in Chicago then chances are we covered it. I then opened a spot called 935. We sold graffiti gear, shell toe Adidas, fat laces, local tapes and other items that represented the essence of hip-hop. Whether you were in need of new music, graffiti supplies, gear, hip-hop videos the place to make that happen was The Yard. Ron concludes his interview and turns off his camcorder. Ill like to thank you Dr. Wax, says Ron, youve been very informative as well as helpful. I must say youve done a lot for the hip-hop culture in this city. Dr. Wax smiles and then reply I only hope that you spread the word through your film and keep the movement going. I wish you must success and dont forget to send me a copy.

I entered Aunt Brandys Bakery overwhelmed by the smell of fresh cakes and other goodies. Mrs. Brandy, the stores owner, is busy baking fresh bread. I surprise her by speaking, Hello Mrs. Brandy. She looks up slightly stunned, Oh how are you doing, I didnt know who you were at first. Im so busy getting this here bread done Im not even paying attention. What brings you by? Just stopping by to bring you with I told you I was going to bring, I said. I hope this is not a bad time. Mrs. Brady puts the remaining loaves of bread in the oven before answering. No, not at all. Just come on to the back and lets talk. Yall, handle everything while I talk to Mr. Frazier. Me and Mrs. Brady then went to her back office while her employees began stocking the shelves with fresh donuts. Im bout ready to retire, says Mrs. Brandy as she sits in the chair behind the desk. Thats why Ive been trying to invest my money in other things. Im even thinking about selling this business. Mrs. Brandy picks up an antique coin off of her desk and began twirling it between her fingers. The coin shines as if it is brand new. Ive always had a love for rare coins., says Mrs. Brandy. Ive been collecting coins since I was a child. Every year since I was six years old Ive collected coins dated for each year. I collect pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and all types of other coins.

I put my black gym bag on top of Mrs. Brandy desk. Well I dont have many pennies, but I do have a lot of silver. I said. As I opened the bag, rolls of coins fell out on the desk. My, Mr. Frazier where did you get all these coins from. It looked like you robbed every vending machine in America says Mrs. Brandy jokingly. Lets just say they contributed I replied. Mrs. Brandy picks up several rolls of coins and holds them in the palm of her hands. How much is this? she asks. About $20,000 worth. I replied. Mrs. Brandy looked stunned. How did you even carry such a heavy bag? These coins weigh a ton! says Mrs. Brandy as she puts the rolls of coins back into the bag. So are you interested? I asked. Mrs. Brandy goes over to a closet in her office and opens the door. Sitting in the closet is an automatic change counter. Lets first see if you really have the amount that you say you have. Says Mrs. Brandy. She opens up one of the rolls of quarters and puts the coins in the change counter. This here thing counts quarters, dimes, nickels, even pennies in no time. I knew this was going to be a long day here in Mrs. Brandys office counting all this change, but at least in the end shes going to be trading me over $20,000 in cold hard cash.

Mrs. Brandy often traded paper money for rolls of coins when she saw thats what someone had. She was a big time coin collector. She frequently collected coins that were in circulation for only a brief time, coins minted with errors, or historically interesting pieces. She began by saving coins from international trips she often took. Over time, as her interest for coins increased, there werent enough coins to satisfy her demands for new specimens, and her potentially expensive hobby was born. I wasnt big on bringing Mrs. Brandy those rare coins that she often feigned for, but I did bring her currency coins such as quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. Mrs. Brandy was big on saving coins dated from each year.Mrs. Brandy often questioned where I got all of the change I used to trade her for cash. I always used to tell her Ive been saving for many years. I also told her I was a coin collector myself, but traded my coins when I was in need of cash. I think no matter how much I used to try to convince her, she never believed neither.

It was the early 90s and I was struggling to make ends meet. I was living in a small apartment, doing my laundry at local Laundromat once a week. I had always prided myself on my ability to think my way out of any situation. The idea I came up with at the Laundromat one day was to photocopy dollar bills and feed them to the dollar bill changer. When you run out of quarters to feed the washers and dryers, you put a dollar bill in the changer and it dispenses four quarters for you.

It was pretty easy for anyone to tell that photocopied money is fake. But what about the dollar bill changer? Could it be fooled? After all it is only a machine. It only does what it is programmed to do. It recognizes a dollar bill and exchanges it for four quarters. During the next week, I made several photocopies of a dollar bill. Some I copied only on one side, some I copied on both sides. Then I tested them the next weekend and made twenty dollars. At that point Technology had become my best friend. One machine, the photocopier, was able to fool the other machine, the dollar bill changer. Each machine did what it was programmed to do. And I was able to make money whenever I needed it. With the aid of a computer and a color flatbed scanner, I made exact copies of money. This was better than the color copiers because the colors were exact, not just close. I then later purchased a computer aided drafting program and made excellent copies of money. I often copied one and five dollar bills. I used to go to coin shops and buy at least three crisp five dollar bills. I used them as my masters from which all of my copies were made. I used to also tell them I was a money collector. I started out at Laundromats. Some of the bill changers only took one and five dollar bills. I used to hit up the pop machines. They had bill changers built right in. I used to Insert my copy and select my soda. Ill get a pop and change back. Some pop machines let me flip the change lever and get my four quarters without having to buy a pop. Then there were the candy machines, Cigarette machines, and Self-service car washes. Out in the suburbs they had a video gambling and gaming room. They machines were equipped to accept $20 bills. So I started making $20 bills.

With my IBM copier blasting out 100 copies a minute, with three one dollar bills on it was $300 a minute. Thats $18,000 an hour. At 100 copies a minute with five dollar bills on it was $1,500 a minute. Thats $90,000 an hour. It took longer than that to redeem the money. To redeem the money I scoped out many locations. I often checked for video surveillance cameras and I wanted to know if the bill changers would work with my counterfeit copies. I wore a disguise. I drove with a stolen out of town license plate when I did my redeeming. I worked my redemption in parts of the city I didnt live. I never did more than $120 at any one location. I did my redemptions on Friday evenings. I often worked all weekend. Some of the machines were stocked for the weekend and wouldnt be checked until Monday at the soonest. I carried a canvas gym bag for the change I was getting. When hitting soda and candy machines, I brought boxes or bags for the snack items. One time I bought fifty cans of pop from a machine. I also bought eighty bags of chips. I cleaned out a candy and snack machine in one night. I made over $20,000 in change and food items that weekend. When I finished I had five hundred pounds of pop and snacks. And I had five hundred pounds of change. I went to the banks to get the paper tubes to roll the coins up. I cashed some of them in at the bank for paper money. The following week I went into Mrs. Brandys bakery and asked if she was interested in trading paper money for some coins. She told me to bring the coins over to the bakery. From that point on, I traded most of my change with Mrs. Brandy.

Welcome to my world.

A world full of warfare, soldiers, demons, poor people, and a newly

constructed empire. Here in year 5000, overpopulation led to a global war, where the remaining areas were destroyed by competing human. It is the end of time. The sun is slowly fading and the laws of the universe have failed. Science has become indistinguishable from magic. With the scattered elements of technology left behind from the pre-catastrophe civilization H.E.L.L. was able to gain control of the world. H.E.L.L.s actions have had a destructive effect on the human race. Many people have suffered or been tortured during these times. There has been a collapse of food and water production. Many have starved and been left homeless due to lack of resources. H.E.L.L.gained control of the human civilization, but their plan is to destroy the planet Earth. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the entire universe.

The government has used us for various missions of espionage, sabotages, and assassinations. We operate secretly so our agents or even the country of their origins cannot be found. The government will claim no responsibility for our actions so we stay discreet. Questions about our ethics and legality have been prompted due to an informant of H.E.L.L., which has close ties to a government official. Every since the

investigation of the H.E.L.L. organization began, this informant has been trying to find information that can connect the Special Ops to the government. On this mission were hired to bring down the H.E.L.L. organization. The organization uses prisoners of war to build a large empire. The organization also makes slaves out of the poor to aide them in this construction.

Every since I became command sergeant of this special operation I already knew what it would entail. Ive worked my way from being a rookie soldier on the battlefield to leading a large body of trained soldiers to land warfare. In fact, I lead three different branches of soldiers. The infantry consists of the foot soldiers. Its where I started off. Just a youngster with a big rifle looking for direction. I remember those long marches to combat. It seems like it was just yesterday. We were divided into small units and ate and slept in the open. Me and the guys endured many hardships during those times. Then theres the Artillery branch. These are the guys with the big guns. They also operate the missiles to destroy our enemies supply lines. We also trained guys to operate the air defense unit of the Artillery branch. They defend against enemy aircrafts and missiles but are also capable of attacking ground forces. Then we have the Cavalry branch, a powerful striking force equipped with tanks and other fighting vehicles. They mainly open up a hole in the enemys line for the soldiers to pour through. Not only are we strong in combat but we have a valuable military intelligence also. We can easily

gather and evaluate information on enemy plans and activities. Thats why the government hired us. Ive always had the heart of a soldier. I was made for this. I love the battlefield and seeing the looks on our enemies faces when theyve been defeated. War has existed since the beginning of time. Thousands of years before me war has been a part of history and in this new world things are no different. The elements of war and its tactics havent changed just the soldiers, people, or things that are involved. The ones before me wouldve never imagined being at war with real demons and sorcerers. They probably wouldnt even imagine being in a new world either. The inner thoughts and conflict of man has now been manifested in true form. What motivated the actions of the past now exist right here in the flesh and Im here battling them. Ive studied war tactics of armies thousands of years before me and put them to use. Tanks, mobile artillery, trucks, aircrafts, and missiles are extremely valuable in all forms of attack. Were usually at a great advantage if we can move quickly, strike the enemy by surprise at a weak point, and bring up reinforcements as soon as they are needed. We also have powerful firepower and rapid-firing guns and missile launches in sufficient numbers to outgun the enemy. Its truly effective. Weve devised numerous strategy tactics that were executed on the battlefield. Utilizing our logistics were able to transport soldiers to fighting fronts and supply them with guns, ammunition, food, and clothing.

My main objective on the battlefield is to surprise, outwit, and out maneuver the enemy. With the assistance of the tactical commander scouting parties are sent out to discover where the enemy is, how strong he is, and how well defended his positions are. The

tactical commander was aided by the aerial observer who flew over the H.E.L.L. organizations territory and took photographs. With all of the information collected me and the tactical commander was able to choose the best time and place for the attack. Due to our findings we decided to use the encirclement attack. This attack enables us to surround the enemy force. This will involve soldiers parachuting behind enemy lines or landing from helicopters seizing key points and help open the way for ground attackers. This attack is dangerous for the H.E.L.L. organization because they wont be able to receive supplies or reinforcements, and they can be subject to an attack from several sides. Since they wont be able to retreat, unless they can break out, they must either fight to the death or surrender. The mobile forces such as infantry, cavalry, tanks, will attempt to force a breakthrough to utilize their speed to join behind the back of the enemy force, and complete the "ring", while the main enemy force is stalled by attacks.

Our strategy involves surrounding the target and blocking the escape of troops or provision of supplies .The Special Ops will fully assemble around the H.E.L.L. Empire. I will order the Infantry to move west to south towards the back. The other soldiers will head straight for the east of the building. The soldiers will then open their attack on the H.E.L.L. Empire. The advancing Infantry Unit will gun their way through the empire. The Special Ops unit will completely destroy the front building of the empire. The surrounded H.E.LL Empire will be attacked by the artillery unit. After a prolonged attack, the Special Op forces will storm through the empire. During the evening, the empire will fall to the Special Ops with HE.L.L. soldiers killed or taken prisoner.