Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Assault can be defined as a violent physical or verbal attack made on someone and with a weapon is is usually referred to as an "assault with battery." Sexual assault, in my opinion, and especially rape, involves more than just physical affliction but an emotional and mental larceny. Being sexually assaulted can literally alter an individuals mind and the repercussions of doing so have led to extremities such as alienation and even suicide. Rape is something, that in my opinion again, should be treated the same as a homicide. Someone willing to commit those acts has an extremely deficient moral capacity and has psychological issues. In my opinion, to freely and readily negatively alter and even destroy the heart, mind and soul of someone, you have to be lacking your own level if respect and have no grasp of your own soul, mind or heart. So why should they be treated any different than someone that ends a life? After all, they are destroying a life.
There are two instances I found recently which circulate directly around the issue of rape. The first article I found involved a 15 year old student who was leaving her homecoming to meet her father. On the way over a classmate invited her to have some drinks with some friends, so she decided she would. After she consumed a large quantity of liquor "She was raped, beaten, robbed and dehumanized by several suspects who were obviously OK enough with it to behave that way in each other's presence," Lt. Mark Gagan said. The Huffington Post article mentioned that there were several individuals, maybe a dozen, who had been watching the rape taking place and some even joined in. No one reported it to the police. The only way they heard about it was when someone, who had left the scene, was discussing it with others and a girl overheard. She called the police and they arrived on the scene to find the rape still taking place.
There is no need to sugar coat this, no need to put this short and sweet because if you can honestly look at this and not think anything is f***** up, then there is something f***** up with you. Over a dozen people!! Not ONE PERSON calls the police!! A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL IS RAPED OUTSIDE OF HER SCHOOL DANCE WITH THREE POLICE AND FOUR FACULTY MEMBERS ON SITE!! RAPED BY SEVERAL STUDENTS AND MEN!!
I don't care who you are or what you do, if you rape someone, you deserve life in prison, at least. Each of the assailants should be prosecuted heavily and confined behind bars for life. Not to mention, the people who just stood by and did nothing about it, or even got involved should ALL be charged for association AT LEAST. How sick of a world do we live in where a girl, at fifteen years old, is raped outside of her school and there are people standing, watching and not one of them does a thing about it... Pretty f***** sick if you ask me.
The other incident involved a middle-aged woman who was drugged, then raped, and clearly, as she stated in her CNN interview with Anderson Cooper, it was traumatic. After the incident, her doctor informed her that the assailant wasn't wearing any protection. She received HIV-testing (did not contract the disease), had to go for HIV prevention counseling and was put onto preventive medication. She, a health insurance agent, was then dropped from her insurance coverage. She was told that a) they didn't receive her payment, but they really hadn't cashed the cheque she sent, and b) that until she had been off of medication, was out of counseling and had been HIV-tested without contraction for two years, she wouldn't be eligible. This, as she put it, was a second traumatic event. She was forced to pay
You may or may not be able to tell but these incidents occurred and there are people that thought it was just OK. Well, in my opinion, it is not OK, not morally, fundamentally, psychologically, not in anyway way shape or form is sexual assault OK. Even the way Anderson laid out the facts in terms such as "it's standard practice in the event of a rape..." Rape should be a part of a doctors standard practice, rape shouldn't be a common occurrence. Yet it seems to be. There are many factors that can lead up to why it is as common as it is, which I will get more into in my Consuming Life segments on a psychological factor, but for now it unsettles me to know that it can be discussed so vaguely and naturally. The same has come of many things, the majority found in mainstream media, but regardless people seriously need to wake up and snap into reality. People's lives are at stake and many are just wasting their own lives away. That is fine in most cases, people choose to do as they wish, but when it begins to effect everyone around them, I begin to worry. When over twelve people witness a rape and no one does anything, I being to worry where we are heading as a civilization, or are we becoming uncivilized. Killing and war is already perfectly fine with many people. As statistics show, AIDs is a fairly common disease (mainly in 3rd World nations but you'd be surprised where else you will find it... Washington, DC). It just seems to me that we continuously get promises of "change" and hope of "prosperity and humanity" when all we are led to do is constantly destroy; our planet, other people and ourselves.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
For thousands of years, this adolescence wasn't in existence, there was one leap from child to adult. The ancient Aztecs celebrated a female transitioning into a lady at the age of 15, a bar mitzvah welcomes a male or female to adulthood at an even younger age. These are a few examples of ancient traditions which give way to the growth of an individual and celebrates their transition from boy or girl to man or woman. It is a symbol that honors the maturity and responsibility of an individual. And maybe traditions have changed quite a bit but regardless, once this "adolescent" stage has been reached, many people are unable to grasp the responsibilities around them. Most of this stems from their earlier preparation. But another problem with this "adolescence," in my opinion, is the easy access to avoid consequences. Life is something that only happens one time and of course it must be enjoyed and cherished. It should also be taken with responsibility and with significance. A part of cherishing a life is making it into the best of its abilities. Every choice should be made with some conscientious cogitation, with some regard for the outcome and/or consequences.
The steps that we begin taking at an early age will be carried through our entire life. The paths we take will lead us in whichever direction we choose to go, good or bad: Each decision made, determines an applicable outcome. At the adolescent age it is far easier to make irrational and even immoral decisions, especially with no strengthened moral base to walk on. Even further, when the consequences are nothing more than a mere slap on the wrist, doing the irrational or immoral becomes apparently easy. Between the ages of 11-19 all of us are still developing, mentally, physically and emotionally. We continue to grow independently and strengthen our own persona's.
As we grow and develop, we are influenced by what is around us. People, places and things that we come into contact with, directly and indirectly, carry some weight on our actions and reactions to what comes at us. Media and pop culture are two of the biggest factors in impacting people's beliefs, theories and vitality. They say the age group that is easiest to influence through media is from the early age of 4 to 15, but even young adults become easily susceptible to what the see on television. People are beginning to suffer in terms of deciphering between reality and fantasy, fiction and non-fiction.
It seems many people hide between theories and speculation, rather than having faith or true belief in themselves, let alone in reality. They can't see the difference between biased knowledge and realistic information. In my opinion, media and pop culture carry a big weight on peoples developments, especially when people go as far as to act how a celebrity acts. Negative connotations such as "being a gangster", "drug use" and "premarital sex" have become glorified in media and pop culture. Media has been responsible for other societal flaws as well, so immorally influencing this generations children and adolescents isn't a first time this activity has occurred.
A parents job is never over, in my opinion. They should always be there for their children, even when they have grandchildren, for as long as they can be. And their children should also be there for their parents, to help them when they need it and to support them when they need it. A parents job is simple, to raise their child, from an infant, to an adult, and to guide them with the necessary information and conduct to take the best steps possible to be taken. A parents should differentiate between what is right and what is wrong, not education systems and not the police. They are in place to give children knowledge and to protect the people, respectively. People make mistakes, it happens, and it can be forgiven, but the more information someone has on how to take hold and responsibility of their life, the more prepared they will be to do so. It is never easy for a parent to let go of their child, so that they can take an independent approach to their own life, but it is a necessity. They are not losing them, only allowing them the freedom to explore and take full responsibility of their own life, so that they may one day take responsibility of family.
A family is like a tree, that continues to grow and branch off, but it is all attached and needs every part to remain strong and whole. Each branch is responsible for maintaining its own stems and leaves, but it is connected to the trunk which in turn connects it to every other branch and its roots. Government and corporations should not be controlling what our children think or how our children act. No one should be controlling anything a child does. It is the parents job to teach their children the difference between what is real and what is not, and what is right and what is wrong. Experiences give aid to what we are informed on, either tainting or strengthening the view, but without any way to properly view the world, the wrong can appear right and the right can appear wrong. We can teach our experiences to our children, but we must be able to take responsibility first before we can give them proper direction. It all stems from the roots and works its way up.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
A family is an important perspective for society as it brings forth preparation and ideals for life. Families are a connection of physically, mentally and biologically related individuals that through a strong base of parenthood are held together by love, honor and a mutual respect. It is a parents job to give their children a logical, fundamental environment to grow and develop in, while teaching them of the dangers and all that is wrong in this world. Today the aspects of families has diminished and people's mentalities have been altered. Media exploits the imagery of family through a variety of its channels leaving a muddled perspective for society to depict. Advertisements, movies, television shows, music, and news are examples of the ways people are influenced.
Children are the offspring of their parents, their next of kin, their blood. Children, like adults, require many things, but most importantly they need structure. Instead of giving something all children need, quality time, parents today avoid their children and instead give what they think they want to make them happy. It's a simple cop out and it explains a large mindset of "spoiled" individuals. Early childhood is a vulnerable state for everyone and although we may not remember many things, if any, from that period they can still subconsciously effect us. As we develop and progress through life we adapt to the things around us, to the attitudes and demeanor directly or indirectly surrounding us. Families are important for each and every one of our beginnings. Without a proper, morally structured start to life the rest will be aimless and deranged.
Each and every one of us should be thankful and grateful to be alive because someone decided to bring us into this world and now here we are, breathing, living beings. We can think, act, feel, touch, affect, defect, love, hurt, enjoy, excite, smile, do what we want. Why not think about how we act because whether we like it or not it can touch and affect those around us, so instead of being a defect, we should love what we are, what we have, those we can share life with, avoid pointless hurt and enjoy our one and only shot at life, feel excitement and smile because what we do affects the world around us. Construction rather than destruction and we should begin at the beginning. Children rule our world once we have passed on from it just as we are ruling the world our ancestors left behind for us.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Yet our directions are limited
Promised to be given a truthful pact
Yet facts we receive are not definitive
Ignorance is bliss and Justice is blind
Death kisses and conformity kills the mind
We wish for perfection but settle for recoil
Pray for a connection yet desire societal spoil
Demand equality but are consumed by vanity
Hope for accord, yet forget the rest of humanity
What happened to family, to love and to purity
Morales are reversed, most lives in obscurity
We have replaced innocence with seduction
Culture, community and unity, enmities abduction
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Surprise is good as is quick-thinking and being able to react fast to situations. All are good qualities of an individual, but so is logic and intelligence. When people make irrational, spur of the moment, choices, how can they expect a rational outcome? Most people probably don't expect one, but regardless, there is a difference between incoherent and reasonable behavior. Reasonable being defined as "agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical." Realistic thinking. Realistic action and reaction to real interaction and situations.
We have the ability to choose and whether we like to believe it or not, our choices do affect others around us, whether directly or indirectly. The 6 degrees of separation phrase ties into this and there was an experiment done, Small World Experiment, to boost this theory along. People are influenced by what they see, hear, feel, and experience, thus we are each uniquely molded as we progress through the stages of life. Some influences are direct, we are literally face to face with them. While others are more subliminal, such as media, in which these days people are given "reality television" (tell me its not a biased view on life) and complete access to all that is immoral. Forgive me for being so blunt but, how stupid can we be when we are surrounded by AIDS and STD's, yet we continue to sleep around with each other purely for selfish reasons and without any standard of respect. How can we be so retarded as to allow ourselves to be constantly fed bull**** (that is also literal if you look at the food we are given) and be so susceptible to it? I guess its just the society norm these days. Or maybe we've become sheep, living aimless lives as consumers in a corporate world, everything we are told to be by society is meant to make other people rich.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
It's a reminding aspect but nothing in life comes easy. Whatever we want to have, whatever we want to accomplish is ours. We are meant to live under structure, with authoritative figures giving us morally, proper regulation and order, but with the ability to maneuver as per each and every one of our conscious minds perceives our path to be. Today, the world is definitely a lot different than it was thousands of years ago, even a hundred years ago. We are all inhabiting this planet together, all across it. Instead of taking care of it, we pillage it and take it for granted.
There are reasons religion refer to the human body as a temple. Take into consideration, the treatment of a temple or holy establishment. Most of them are elegantly and beautifully built through a whole lot of hard work.We are meant to take care of ourselves. Sure, it is convenient to wake up from an alarm, for instance, and press the snooze button several times before we actually decide to get up. Sure it is nice to have precooked meals for us that we can cook with radiation, or the ability to drive past a window and grab processed food. My point is, after all this technology becomes such a reliance for us, a dependence, when do we stop complying? Has our lack of self reliance led to a pattern of subsiding appreciation?
Friday, July 17, 2009
A few days ago I was listening to the radio, and I'm not quite sure where exactly, but it was reported that an elementary school (I believe in the U.S.) had decided to make an attempt at helping their students gain imagination for a writing project. They set up a scenario in which their teacher was abducted by aliens and taken away in a space ship. They had the help of local police and firefighters who helped liven the event up with flashing lights and what not. After the "drama" took place, most of the young students reacted negatively. Some even cried when they got home, expressing fear towards their teachers fate. Seems like it sort of backfired.
Funny how one Martian visit on the radio causes people over 70 years ago to panic and a School reenacting a Martian visit in person causes children to cry. Either way, both didn't seem to work quite well. Maybe its an alien thing?
In 1950, Jewish-German-American banker James Warburg, financial adviser to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, said to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that, "We shall have World Government, whether or not you like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
A few years ago, Alan Greenspan, 13th Chairman of the Federal Reserve, said that "...uh, There is no other agency of Government (including the Presidential Administration) which can overrule actions that we (Federal Reserve) take. So long as that is in place, and there is no evidence that the, uh, administration or the congress, or anybody else, is, uh, requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then, what the relationships are, ugh, don't frankly matter and, uh, I've had very good relationships with the presidents."
Quite frankly, I find it rather interesting that these "Men with Money" continue to have these predominately supreme stances on their positioning. Currently several nations are being occupied, mainly in the middle east, and there are people and companies making millions, even billions of dollars of profit from the wars at hand, while the majority of the world suffers from a recession. Oh yeah, another history repeat is in the 1930s before World War II, there was what we now call "The Great Depression", considerably comparable in economic respects with today.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
A year ago, The war on Iraq (amongst others) was ceased and the invading Governments took responsibility for their actions, rather than pass the blame on from one entity to the next, as they do when they make any mistake, so that they are never at fault.
A week ago, Governments made decisions for the people, based on the needs of the people, rather than the beneficial advantages of Corporations.
Yesterday, The Federal Reserve, amongst other things, was properly audited and the truth about where American tax money is being spent is revealed.
Today, people quit basing their opinions and decisions on minuscule, minor details and realized the difference between conformity and stupidity, opening their minds enough to think logically.
Tomorrow, people stopped living in ignorance, with hatred and indifference, but united together, elevating themselves enough to overcome the struggles caused by corruption.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Currently, the United States of America is at war (as they have been nearly the entire 20th Century and have carried into this, the 21st Century) or in conflictual discussion with nearly the entire middle East, all except their allies Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. I would include Israel in there but since they are a member of the European Union and United Nations, sort of makes them more European. Regardless, there are countries that America is currently at war against, and there are both American Soldiers and Innocent Iraqi/Palestinian/Afghan Children, Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Cousins, and Friends dying.
Here are several things about the current Iraqi and Afghanistan wars that I would like to point out, especially since companies like Halliburton (former VP Dick Cheney's company, who retired to be VP with $18 in stock options, and is still withdrawing compensation of up to or more than a million dollars per year) are profiting from deaths. Not only was Halliburton awarded the most amount of Iraqi-rebuilding contracts (totaling over $130 billion), they have also been placed as the overseeing organization over oil production. A Kuwaiti company was given the approximated $750 million (originally $500 million) contract to build the new US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. In Afghanistan, former U.S. military veterans, since having returned from the way overseas, have claimed that while they were stationed in Iraq, the U.S. would NOT allow them to enter into the area there intelligence claimed Osama bin Laden was hiding. For months, this went on, and then finally they were able to proceed into that area with the search. Other former U.S. Veterans who have returned home have described the War as being a complete disaster, a mistake. One said that upon their arrival in Iraq as "a bunch of pit bulls loose on a cage full of rabbits." Many have returned, requesting the unjust war end and their friends and family may return home safely.
One major problem with the war itself is that it is no longer being fought, in majority, by Military Soldiers and Personal but by Contracted Individuals, paid for their service: Killing. These are men, walking the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan, carrying Automatic Weapons, dressed in civilian clothing, blue jeans and casual t-shirts. Until 2008 these mercenaries received $85 million dollars. In 2009, alone, there is $100 million in contracts. That is a lot of taxpayer money being spent.
There are reasons why people defend themselves, but the biggest factor is survival. It is a human instinct to want to survive and live, rather than die. When things are constantly taken from us against our will, we can become angered, but when our life become threatened we either shrivel in fear or stand up and face it, attempting to overcome and survive. If America was invaded and there were soldiers and armed foreign soldiers walking around, exclaiming that everyone had to abide by their rules, telling them their beliefs were false, that there government was corrupt, everything they knew was more or less a fantasy.. I am pretty positive most Americans will stand up. It appears to me that the most corrupt governments are the ones controlling their wealth and are able to be wealthy while billions rest, unable to afford proper nutrition.
There are so many facts and so much history to greed, but back to the war at hand, Iraq and America have had a long history together. From Saddam's regime receiving nuclear weapon technology, to America giving Iraq's neighbor Kuwait technology to drill on an angle (which they did, extracting oil from Iraq, which is obviously stealing, not to mention drilling on an angle itself is against OPEC procedure) which resulted in America attempting to invade Iraq with no support from anyone (Yes ,after Iraq invaded Kuwait because they wouldn't stop their oil production from Iraq, take my bread and see what happens), to the most recent invasion and now occupation.
This time, America has total control over the oil production and the Iraqi "democratic" government. Saddam is out of power, most of his family massacred by the American military. One thing I find interesting is that there are people now serving in the Iraqi Government that were once prisoner's detained during his reign. There are members of Kurdish independence parties, seeking an independent Kurdish state, now apart of the Iraqi government. They are going to be monitoring Sunni participation in upcoming elections. A lot of interesting things going on over in the middle east, all of which can be verified by the bottom links. All the while, people are dying, and others, like Dick Cheney, are making millions off it. Funny enough, in the 1990s, Cheney made some nice comments towards the past few years.
Truth Leaks Out in Iraq War-Related Contract Abuse Case
Inside the world of war profiteers
Casualties of Conscience
Halliburton Makes a Killing on Iraq War
U.S. War Heroes of the Iraq War
War Resisters from within the Militar
Inside the world of war profiteers
Iraq War - The rape and murder of Abeer Qassim Hamza
IRAQ: Big Oil Ready for Big Gamble in Iraq
Mercenaries Made At Least $85 BILLION From Iraq War
US Troops in Iraq talk about Halliburton & KBR
Friday, June 26, 2009
If one is not conscious to their surroundings, to the things happening around, the reason for why things are happening, then their perspective on situations, values and even morals can be altered. There are certain levels of knowledge that should not be ascertained (then again there are certain levels of action currently taking place in the world that should not be occurring and reoccurring), but the brain has the ability to gather, store and innovate information along with many other brilliant aspects. If we are oblivious to our surroundings than how can we respect them.
Ignorance and selfishness go hand in hand in my books: If you do not care about anything outside of your box, how can you respect yourself enough to respect anyone else. If people are not conscious, how can the conscience mind separate the good from the bad, especially if there isn't any faith or conviction of any sort. Religion aside, there are many specific things that in a sober normal mind state are automatically brushed aside by the conscience. Our body is something we need to maintain, every single aspect, even our mushy brain. The mind is in us to be open so that we can learn, expand, and imagine. Being conscious maintains conscientious actions and reactions.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
People take things for granted, and I mean everything for granted. From vehicles and gas, to family and friends, from money and food, to the earth and all it's inhabitants. One major part for this is the lack of respect. We, each and every one of us, are brought into this world by at least one parent, and even nowadays parents are lacking big time in their responsibilities and choices. The human life is not respected or appreciated enough, therefore so many people take life for granted. Here, in the Western Civilized World, we are all given so many advantages above the rest of the world, yet we choose to take them for granted.
A lot of people choose to be ignorant, thinking it will make them bliss, but in all reality keeping an open mind gives freedom to the soul. When you close your mind, you close off everything around you, leaving you alone. People can support and if united can build and accomplish, but we choose to be indifferent or decide to act upon the differences, releasing negativity. Instead of optimism it is the pessimism that we consume and react with.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In the United States, congress allowed for a bill to be passed with an estimated amount of $878 billion. That money was used to give back to the banks, so that they could continue loaning money to people. So, instead of using all, or at least even a small portion of it on things such as education, medical/pharmaceutical needs, or rebuilding small business, they decided to help aid large Corporations and give the banks more money to lend to people who are already in debt. It may just be me, but I find it slightly confusing with the fact that there such a large quantity of money created out of thin air and it's main and sole purpose is to bring people, the citizens, further into debt.
In Canada, we now have the Ontario government combining the GST and PST tax, making for a spike of 8% in taxes. The reason for the tax-hike hasn't been made fully clear to me. Regardless of the reasoning, many products and services in Ontario are taxed provincially, only federally. Now, all of these products/services that were never charged with P.S.T. will be charged with both, since they are now becoming a Harmonized Sales Tax. The premiere, just before his election, had stated that there would be $1000.00 dollars given back to people, spread over two years, and only for the first two years. So in the middle of the worst worldwide economical crisis, us Ontarians will be forced to spend even more than we already can not afford. Logically put I think this economical bullsh!t is clearly not being handled in the best interests of the people, simply put, the people are now involuntarily digging their holes deeper.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
For starters, I read that there are several "prominent scientists" who are exclaiming that the World is exceeding it's population. One of these individuals is the science and technology adviser for Hillary Clinton, Dr. Nina Fedoroff. Not only did she make mention of the agenda to "stem the population of the planet", but she also advocated her support of Genetically Modified foods, "slamming those who have criticized the unknown effects as living in the past." On top of that, she made this statement: "We wouldn’t think of going to our doctor and saying ‘Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century’, and yet that’s what we’re demanding in food production."
We've grown natural food for thousands, maybe millions of years. Many people have actually claimed that there is MORE than enough food to go around, it is only the governments and companies that handle it who cause the complications. Yet, they are stating that we shouldn't be afraid of "Unknown Effects." To date, there are actually Scientists and Governments who are conspiring onto ways to minimize population growth. For instance, in Australia, there are people claiming that families should be taxed $5000 annually in order to have a 2nd child. So, instead of the government aiding families, some which are struggling to survive, they'd rather be paid and blame the taxation on greenhouse gas emissions and energy complications.
There are diseases, especially in developing nations, such as Aids and Malaria that are killing millions of people. Not to mention the wars that take place, the occupations and the genocides. In Afghanistan, the population was increasing at a rate of 4.8% and it is projected now that by 2025, their growth rate will be diminished to 2.3%. The 3rd world is infested with diseases such as Aids and Malaria, and instead of helping, the Pope is making a visit, who claimed in the Times that Condoms were wrong and that they actually increased the chance of getting Aids. It seems to me that, rather than helping people survive, we are being forced to struggle to live, wherever we are. Whether it be here, in North America, living an average life span as a male of 68 years old. Living in debt, under constant surveillance, surrounded by drugs and everything immorally wrong. Or in Africa, where 44 countries have a life expectancy of under 50 years, the lowest being Sierra Leone, a life expectancy of less than 26 years old.
Without the 3rd world, 90% of the items in North America wouldn't exist. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't more. If anything, we should be thanking and helping these people, many of which come and help us here, to be as successful as we can be. As content as we should be. For us, here, the biggest problem is that our government and corporations don't give us enough money to afford to live of what they sell to us. And most of what they sell to us, they know we can't afford. All of this revolves around money.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Where is the logic in that, although I'm sure there's money coming out of the stimulus bill for all these expenses, so regardless someones paying for it. While our governments confer at spas and use expensive transportation to travel the world, we, the hard working people, struggle to survive.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Watch this video, you'll realize how stupid we are for voting these liars and deceitful elitists into power. They are doing nothing for US, THE PEOPLE, but are only concerned with issues that concern themselves individually, like personal wealth.
Our world leaders are not only fucking over people in places like Iraq, but also us, the people who have given them the power. Wake up!!
RON PAUL knows what he is talking about!!! Listen to him, because he speaks the truth. If only he was elected.
Obama is following in Bush's footsteps and is continuing plans with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other world leaders in their corrupted scheme. We vote our Leaders based on simply this: Whoever is the best LIAR wins.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You have people such as Bill Gates, the Walton family, who are some of the richest people in the world, and whose individual earnings could solve the majority of the world's poverty, yet, the majority of the world remain in poverty. Someone put the entire situation into a very suitable perspective for me: "There are charitable foundations, for instance, that receive millions of dollars. They use the money to buy seeds and pay for a hundred people or so to go to Africa or where ever and plant seeds and grow trees. Many people have responded to this sort of aid with the following words: "F*** you, we know how to plant seeds. Give us the aid money so we can buy our own seeds and have food, water, and electricity, etc."
Logically, there is a lot more that can be done. Simply put, the Western World has drained every third World nation of it's resources, exploiting them for their own corporate benefit. There are actually, constructive things that can be done all across our planet, other than building an illegal and inhumane wall that separates Palestine from Israel, other than currently spending our money on an occupation.
The problem with Charities and the Western World giving financial aid directly to Leaders of Third World nations is that, like our leaders, they are corrupt and greedy. But people can empower people. People are the power, the functioning body of every nation, where ever it is in the world. Sadly, the people do not have control over the power, which is why corruption is everywhere. Here is a quote from Tupac Shakur "Why does the white house need 45 rooms when there are homeless people living on the streets?"
Here is a link that I think reflects humorously upon the western world and its treatment of the rest of the world.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It is the use, distribution, and value of money that has become a problem. We, the people, are trained to first learn how to walk, then communicate, then we go through a corporate..., err, federally implemented education system (in which our minds are closed to the theories and information we are taught) and then it is up to us to work our asses off, forty hours a week, and with wages that are, in a lot of cases (especially today), nearly impossible to live off of (especially if debt is taken into consideration). If you are one who decides to get a higher level of education (I made that choice) you are offered higher paying jobs. Once you spend your few thousand to few hundred thousand on educational fees, you graduate so many years into your adulthood, forced to find any job to pay back the loans from school. We work until the age of 65, in which we retire, feeble and rundown, unable to fully grasp the joys of life, especially since so many people have been forced to stress on surviving, rather than living. Not to mention, all the wear and tear from food, fluoridated water, and unhealthy living conditions.
While millions, billions of people slave away, every day, all day, just to make ends meet, there are thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of individuals, organizations, corrupt "Authority officials" reaping the benefits, become billionaires, and no sharing a dime with the needy. In fact, in most cases, these "organizations" and "Authority figures" have caused mass death, or allowed it to take place. They have even occupied, or sponsored occupations, in mineral and oil rich nations. The problem isn't necessarily money, its where it is, who has it, and how much they have. All of it has to do with corruption and greed. Money isn't the only reason I've been stressing, but its been a big contribution. Logically, I think there's something wrong with what the definition of money is today, simply, it should be worth more than it is. It's value should actual have meaning, real definitive importance.
"Junk food" is everywhere, at every corner, in every direction. Where ever you gaze there is a McDonalds, Wendy's, or some form of fast food joint located in the vicinity. Not only is it such an available option for meals or snacks, the media , and especially lately, has always featured the biggest, richest of the fast food chains. Not only are they featured on the most watched programs and events, they are also given appealing images, including sexuality, to feed their addictiveness (and they are, quite literally, addictive).
One of my favorite moments in the following documentary is when the term "Soul Food" is used to describe healthy, wholesome food. It make sense. And there's a reason why one group is referring to the Soul, while the other is called Junk. Each food group gives our body different reactions. There is a reason why fresh vegetables and fruit are so full of vitamins and minerals, important to our body. Just like, for centuries, people have made mention of a rather "lighter, small" consumption of meat. Religion, throughout history, have shown corresponding messages. Now, think about processed foods, literally, food is being "processed." It becomes semi(in some cases fully)-artificial, simulated nourishment. There is simply and logically a difference between the negative reactions from unhealthy, Junk food, and the positive reactions from healthy, Soul food.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Recently, the newly elected President passed a $700 billion dollar bail-out plan to fix the financial distress of America, using tax money from it's hardworking citizens. The American economy is currently facing a crisis, some are saying its effects are comparable or even worse than the Great Depression and that it is the fault of former President, George W. Bush. The thing is, it is not technically his fault, it is though in the reasoning of him being the "elected official which represents the best interests of the American people." George W. Bush did lie to the people of America, but he is most known for his stupidity. All of it, an act. Sean Penn, Daniel Day-Lewis, Forest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jamie Foxx, and Adrien Brody don't deserve the Oscars, even though they did some amazing performances. No, the Best Actor award should have continuously been given to George W. Bush. The more dumb he appeared, the more forgiving people were for his mistakes. Sure, people have limits with their toleration, but someone known for making mistakes is usually given more leeway in the mistakes they make, since it is a common aspect of that individual.
Barrack Obama was the new face, representing change and security to the American people. He promised to pull the troops out of Iraq within six months, promised to save the ailing economy and restore the foundation of Patriotism and the Constitution by abolishing the Patriot Act. Since his inauguration Obama has continuously changed his statements about pull troops from Iraq, the time raising to 16 then to 23 months. Following that, he stated not all the troops would be taken out and there would be more troops being placed into Afghanistan. There goes a promise of Peace in the Middle East but instead further occupation.
Obama's next promise, saving the economy, is quite the deceiving situation. He is, after all, quite the public speaker, able to move the masses with his words and charisma. People believe everything he says, as a beacon of hope. His entire administration consists of Wall Street executives and other individuals closely tied to the Federal Reserve, including his Presidential Advisor, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. On national television Alan Greenspan publicly stated that the Federal Reserve is literally above the law and that they control the flow of the money and the economy according to however they perceive is the best method. Ben Bernanke, chairman of the F.R., is considered the 4th most powerful figure in the world.
The Presidency is the greatest deception created, and the people who play the role are the greatest actors. Now, I'm not saying every single President that has been in power has been corrupted, but I'd say the majority of their administration and involvement, whether conscious or not, was corrupted. The Federal Reserve caused America to be bankrupt since the 1930s and has since only been making Wall Street and companies such as AIG, JPMorgan Chase and all the major banks and financial companies protected and prosperous, leaving the American people to slave away for their benefit. Think about it: Military Industrial Complex, Social Security Numbers, Wall Street running the White House. The new Best Actor award should be handed from George to Obama. Watch the following movie
Monday, March 16, 2009
How can someone who lies to them self ever be truly in a state of bliss? Logically and simply put, they can't. It is even worse once the entire concept of ignorance is incorporated and collaborated with lack of education, or rather, stupidity. Now, much of the "stupidity" or people can be put to blame on the knowledge we are taught and the education system itself. People are unable to open their minds to anything other than what they are told, because that is what we in the western world are taught and told to become. It appears to me that everything that is right is wrong, everything in society is backwards. Justice is blind (and I don't mean it in the terms it is meant to be in, rather it is literally blinded by corruption), ignorance is bliss, and fluoride is in our water.
Here is a video portraying the stupidity of people.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Israel's oil mines in West Bank are illegal and that they are breaking more International Laws with their operations in Palestinian territory. Of course, and as always, the Israeli government denied the accusations claiming they were within International Law boundaries. The accusations also include exploiting the occupied territory for its own gain. More illegal activity on an International scale by Israel and more denial on Israel's part.
Monday, March 9, 2009
To begin, Osama was trained and paid by the United States, specifically the CIA (Central Intelligent Agency). It was estimated that his yearly salary was $10 million. Quite the paycheck for anyone, especially if you take into consideration he comes from one of the richest and most influential families in the oil industry, which is also tied closely to the Bush family.
Osama was created by America to use as an image to illustrate fear, to taint the world's perspective on a culture and religion, and to give America reason to invade the countries that they have. I have written about Osama previously, the facts are all visible. There are logical questions that the United States avoids answering, such as; Why were they able to catch Saddam Hussein so quickly, yet they are unable to locate their biggest threat, Osama? Why would a man who was so closely tied, trained by their CIA (also, the training grounds in Afghanistan for the Al-Queda were created and funded by the U.S.), and also payed for ten years, suddenly decide to blow up two towers (and call all of the Jewish employees to not go into work, the day of the "attack") ? What was his logical motive?
The biggest problem that I have with what has happened is the outcome, the deception. Since this terrorist attack took place the United States has occupied three (Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine through Israel) nations, all which are high in oil production, which we all know produces mass amounts of wealth for only a few people. During the occupation the death rate in Iraq has increased (they took Saddam Hussein partially because the violence he caused), and if you add Afghanistan and Palestine, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians have died at the hands of an injust war. The worst problem the world is currently facing, especially involving deceit, is the image that media and entertainment has given towards Islam, Muslims and people who reside in the Middle East. Today, an entire religion and people have been given a false depiction, a false relation towards Terrorism, because of the apparent actions of ONE man and a few handfuls of followers. What American and the Western World has done is falsely tainted the image of what Islam truly is in order to justify their actions and properly control the situations they are attempting to handle overseas. What is logical about that? The only logical thing behind this illusive and misleading repesentation is simple: If people believe Islam and all Muslims are terrorists than they will support the War on Terror.
The only thing this war has done is caused terror on both the religion and it's followers. It has created fear amongst the Western World and allowed the United States to pursue and occupy the nations it desires. They have talked about stopping this war since it began, yet currently Obama Administration stated that they are looking at both Iran and Pakistan at being threats. The real and true threat is America, even to its own people. Look at the history, flouridated water, AIDs, Religion, Patriot Act, etc.
America, the largest producing nation of Nuclear and White Phosphorus (highly controversial, yet used by Israel [From U.S.] against Lebanon and Palestine) weapons, is the only nation to use Nuclear weaponry, in which they did so, killing approximately 250,000 civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The exact number of deaths is hard to estimate due to the post-bombing effects that take place, including cancer from the radiation. This was a very terrorizing moment in the history of humanity, and the American government let the Japanese people know of how terrifying it would be, and still followed through. This is what they sent to the Japanese civilians, sending chills through each of their spins before they were dropped another bomb on Nagasaki.
"We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly accurate. We have just begun to to use this weapon against your homeland. If you still have any doubt, make inquiry as to what happened to Hiroshima when just one atomic bomb fell on that city."
Now, I understand that this was a part of a retaliation on the Pearl Harbor bombings. But what I don't understand is the only times America has been attacked, they, the superpower, were made to look like impotent, defenseless idiots. The nation, with the best air radar, detection and security has each time been unable to do anything about their attacks. First, some thousand airplanes, maybe a hundred ships or more, are moving over the ocean, and America is unable to detect them and defend themselves. Then, two hijacked planes crash into two towers in America's largest city, and they are both unable to defend themselves. At each point in time America was able to gain the peoples support in fighting a war. The Nazi's were considered horrible, terrorizing people, America's enemy. America terrorized Japan by being the only nation to use not one but two nuclear weapons.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Now, as for Iran, this "nuclear threat" to America. First, let me establish that the nation with the most nuclear weapons is the United States of America, after all, they were the ones who gave nuclear weapons to Iraq. Second, Israel, the Middle Eastern ally of America, has 150 nuclear weapons themselves. Neither Israel nor the U.S. have commented much on this topic.
Jimmy Carter - Israel has 150 Nuclear Weapons
They are calling Iran, which has not attacked any country since 2000, whereas Israel, which is currently breaking 40 plus United Nations and International laws, has attacked several countries, including Lebanon, Syria and of course the constant murder and oppression of Civilians, is given sympathy. Iran has nuclear technology which they used to recently complete a Power Plant to give their people energy and power.
Jimmy Carter has already said it's not logical to invade Iran, I have to agree. What is the purpose of both sending more troops to fight and potentially die and, on the flip side, to have hundreds, even thousands or more, civilians killed. Has the world, but especially the middle east, suffered enough at the hands of corporate warfare? Below is the link to Jimmy Carter discussing his opinion of Iran.
Jimmy Carter "Attacking Iran is a Horrible Mistake"
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Check out his myspace, if you like hip-hop you'll 100 % enjoy Provizion. Also, congradulations on the local Hip-Hop award nomination
Provizion - My Space
Here is his newest track featuring the well-known Mic Boogie of Toronto, ON.
Oh My God - Provizion ft Mic Boogie (Produced by Ryan Coke)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Now, the United States appears to be giving less aid money than they previously claimed, in fact a third of the original amount. Again the original specified amount is a third of the amount Israel receives. Now, the newly adjusted amount is merely a ninth of what Israel reveices each year. The estimated damages caused are in excess of $2.5 billion, again the destruction caused by American weapons via the Israeli military.
Here is a quick look at the recent amount of deaths on each side since Israel decided to bomb and occupy Palestine with armed soldiers. 10 Isreali deaths vs 1,440 Palestinian deaths. That is a difference of 1,430 lives. Logically and simply put, that is a big difference, that is an unfair difference.
Anything and everything Palestine receives goes through Israel, even most of the weapons (since Israel controls absolutely everything via Military, the illegal wall they are building, oppression, etc). A single Israeli died and that led to 1,430 more Palestinian deaths. Mathematically, I don't think that is very righteous. Logically, I don't think that holds any morale value.
$900m to $300m from U.S. to Gazans
Isreal vs Palestine Deaths
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Iran builds a power plant, American thinks it's a potential threat.....
Friday, February 27, 2009
Obama Administration to Donate $900 million to Palestine
U.S. Aid to Isreal
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
a) If someone came into your home, forced you out, and beat you, stating "This is no longer your property," how would you feel? Better yet, how would you react?
b) If you saw this happening amongst all your relatives and friends, what would your reaction be then?
c) If your land was overrun with armed foreign soldiers who overthrew your government and in place put their choice as the best representative for the people into power, what would you think?
d) If those soldiers remained there for several years (longer than WWII), and the state of livelihood had diminished and more people were killed since before they occupied, what would you think then?
e) If occupying soldiers and civilians alike were not allowing proper food to get to your children, relatives and friends, how would you react to this?
f) What if you, as an innocent civilian, were constantly under threat, bombings, and oppression (such as Identity cards, boundaries, etc...), how would this make you feel?
g) If your children were at threat on a daily basis and were afraid to leave their home due to the fear of losing you, how would this make you feel?
Now for an instant, imagine each of these questions being a daily occurrence in your life, because these are facts of how people are living and being treated in American and Israel occupied nations.
Lately I've been very ill so I haven't had much of a chance to update my blog. Here are some interesting things I have found in regards to the still continuing Middle East occupation. With the United States occupying and governing the largest oil producing nations (Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine [through their funded illegal state of Israel], Saudi Arabia [bin Laden family and Bush family are business associates], and soon-to-be Iran or possibly even Russia, with more bloodshed through each country since America's unorthodox invasion, it should be apparent and obvious to many people that this is a corrupted and vile situation. It is disturbing to know the level of selfishness and ignorance that coexists amongst the Western World, which is supposed to be Holy and Righteous as according to the Word of God. Why do you think a shoe was thrown at Bush? Why do you think so many people are questioning what is happening around them? I thank God that there are few people with the intelligence and common sense to open their eyes.
Palestine, once a nation where Arabs and Jews resided peacefully, is now in total dismay, ever since the Zionist movement. If there are Jews opposing those ideals, should that not say something about what is happening? People who speak their mind, who exercise their freedom to speak, are protesting what is happening, Christian's, Jews, Atheists, Muslims alike are standing, united, under the hope that we can all truly be free from despair and oppression.
UN warns Israeli of civilian location, Israel strikes anyways.
Friday, February 20, 2009
engage in whatever comes his way. This is a perfect example of that kind of man. One of my favorite aspects though of his personality is that he is real, something that too few people know anything about.
Check out his blog postings on the site. And here is an amazing song by him.
The 3rd World
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Today, money is literally created out of thin air. There are systems, such as the Federal reserve, which are in control of the availability and flow of money. They are responsible for inflation, credit, depreciation. The Fed has approximately $20 billion in assets from overnight repurchase agreements (a.k.a. Repo), which is the number one primary asset of the Fed in dealing with the open market.
We are told we need money in order for survival, and sadly we do. We are told to buy something that we cannot afford because we are only given so much money from the same people who are telling us once we buy whatever it is we spend our money on, that item, that things value has depreciated, diminished, as according to them. Them being the government and those who control the money, the Fed. It is said that the newest Chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, who preceded Alan Greenspan, is the 4th most powerful man in the world. That's quit the title, claiming that money is one powerful thing that has been created.
Yes, it is important that we have a way of controlling business, to maintain the flow of economy. We are told that inflation is a good, but how is it good when every day it costs us more to live than it did the day before. Money is a method of control. Logically and simply put if are unable to have it than we are unable to survive. Think about how much wealth is spread throughout the world in things such as oil, at a point in time ivory, diamonds (which are a perfect example of how value and money are methods of control [There are more diamonds than cubic zirconia in the world, yet Diamonds are considered more valuable.]) yet there are only so few who are prosperous and rich.
With money equals greed and everything around us is telling us to squander and spend "lavishly", take out loans (which are the stupidest thing in the world, let me take some money from you and give you back [in a lot of cases] my house or twice as much since I cannot afford the things you determine the value of, such as living.) Yes, I'm ranting, but there is a lot of power behind money and it controls the way the world works. Not the people working hard to earn the money but the people who decide what is worth what and how much people are given.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here are two videos illustrating the treatment of Orthodox Jews from Zionist Jews. There are Orthodox Jews protesting against not only the treatment of Palestinians but also of the existence of the state of Israel. You can see exactly how the Zionists react, and how the Orthodox Jews don't even fight back, how they remain as calm as possible, even after witnessing those close to them being beaten and tasered, even in the face of the same fate. I find it absolutely disgusting and it should show a little reality towards the reasoning behind why there is unrest in the Holy Land.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
These are two mixes I have recently done and put up onto youtube. This is something I do in my spare time simply for the enjoyment of the music.
Here are a few mixes from a friend of mine. He is more experienced with the process and I believe has a lot of talent with what he does. He is also the person that got me into mixing as a hobby.
Friday, February 13, 2009
It is true, there is no such thing as freedom of speech. First a rabbi, an Israeli speaking the truth, well should I say attempting to.
Here is him getting a better chance to speak his mind... You'll notice the last word the reporter says is Fear...
Here is another video of a Rally in Washington in which several people protesting against the War were arrested for reading the 1st amendment of the Constitution, which is Freedom of Speech. Alex Jones was the man with the camera.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Life is too complex for us to be randomly placed on one planet amongst a massive and constantly growing universe. We are able to think freely, to imagine and create, to feel and understand. We have already created so much thus far, although the majority of it is production of harm amongst ourselves rather than advancement with what we are given. It's a sad reality we must face, but boldly stated our world leaders are ridiculous and ludicrous in their attempts of "leading" us anywhere congenially logical, rather we constantly face fear. That is their attainment for us; destruction, genocides, war, murder.
Corruption lay beside us, yet we face away. I believe in the Bible as a book of guidelines as directed from God to us as the people residing on earth. I believe, as most of history has been, the Bible has been corrupted and tainted as to keep the ordained aspect of fear constantly in tact and the difference factor justifiable. There are several good elements on living life morally(which with consciousness feels right and generally speaking leads to happiness) in the Bible, just as there are in the Qur'an. Regardless, the religious appearance is debauched, flawed, and I am giving an example; religion is the major cause of war throughout history, which conflicts with its message of peace and love. We are all placed here searchingfor a greater purpose, given the ability to achieve and accomplish. I believe it was a greater being, such as God, who placed us here. This is just my opinion.
Markus Schulz ft. Departure - Cause You Know (Nic Chagall remix)
Armin van Buuren ft Jaren - Unforgiveable
Collie Buddz ft Young Berg - I Do It Better
Vybz Kartel - Last Man Standing
Busy Signal - Unknown Number
Agnelli & Nelson ft. Audrey Gallagher - Holding On To Nothing (Paul Van Dyk Mix)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEus5IozTrA&feature=channel_page
Chris Lake ft Laura V - Changes (Dirty South remix)
Moussa Clark & Terrafunka - She Wants Him (Blake Jarrell's remix)
Collie Buddz ft Paul Wall - What A Feeling
Collie Buddz - Blind To You
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I know its old but I thought this was very funny, and also very factual. I have much respect for Stephen Colbert. Enjoy!
There is also a rumor that First Lady Laura Bush told Colbert to F**k off.
This was also good, Stephen Colbert on the O'Rielly Factor.
During this interview there were some interesting moments, especially during the discussion of the current Palestine and Israeli cinflict.
King asked Carter about the Israeli retaliation and Carter responded that it might have been prevented if the Israeli government were to allow proper amounts of food, water, oil and medicine to be given to the Palestinian people. King then said that there was an Israeli civilian killed. Carter responded very sincerely that there was no need for any violence but in that year there was one, single Israeli civilian killed compaing to an average of 49 Palestinian civilian deaths per month during that very same year. He also stated that there were 22,000 Palestinian buildings destroyed since that one Israeli civilain was killed.
The next question that King asked was of pure ignorance, "If Atlanta was bombed, wouldn't there be reason to retaliate." My question is, how does a random American city being randomly bombed compare to a state under knowledgeable oppression without proper rations or any form of freedom who loses an average of 49 civilians per month who had some angry citizens or whoever decide to send a missle which kills 1 civilian. Since that one Israeli civilian died there have been many more Palestinian civilian deaths. Carter simply replied again about the current situation the Israeli government is leaving Palestine and its people under; lacking everything essential to life.
Carter stated that the United States "is the key" to bringing peace between Palestine and Israel, especialy considering the $10 million US aid money Israel receives from them per day. King asked Carter if he trusts Hamas and Carter responded "I trust what they are trying to accomplish" further stating he met with them twice and each time the only thing they requested was "that the gates be opened for food, water, and medicine."
It is very possible that Carter is right about the United States pull on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. He gave good praise towards George Mitchell, the special envoy to the Middle East as appointed by Obama. Mitchell's mother was Arab and he considers himself to be Arab-American. Let's hope that Obama isn't a puppet, although his face after his inauguration doesn't look so promising.
King, after his mention of the Israeli attacks on the U.N. school and mosques, asked Carter for his opinion, Carter said that he only had simple facts from the U.N. which stated that 43 children where killed in the U.N. school. King then stated that the Israeli attacks were on a terrorist location. Carter then again referred to U.N. statistics and documentation stating that there were no terrorists in the building or in the vacinity and that there were innocent children killed.
The interview didn't last much longer and then King went on a rant about a new and upcoming book from Joe Torre, not giving any praise to Carter's book, which again is We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land.
I just found the whole thing rather interesting, thought I'd share it.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Ratified 12/15/1791.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses. Ratified 12/15/1791.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. Note History
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
In a completely diametric and surrogated aspect, here are some facts regarding the Patriot Act:
USA Patriot Act:
Introduced on October 23rd, 2001 and after passing through eight committees, the House of commons, the Senate and then was signed by George W. Bush on October 26th, 2001. Many of the congress hadn't even glanced at the 342-page paper.
Since its origination there have been many secret federal custody camps in which a majority of men from Arab and South Asian countries were being held for up to months at a time without any actual charges being filed against them. The government refused to give information on the individuals or their whereabouts, even after ordered to do so by the courts. The conversations taking place are being monitored, diminishing the rights of attorney-client law-binding relations.
Political and religious organizations/individuals are being secretly observed, non-citizens being convicted on hearsay and only requiring two-thirds of the vote, and American citizens are being held in military custody without being charged, without any contact with legal assistance, for indefinite periods of time. People are losing their freedom.
Here is a video clip from CNN, of all stations, that exposed the North American Union signing, which was passed without approval of the Congress or of the American people. The signing was done by George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Mexican President in 2005. The NAU is concerned with National security, which includes Mexico's southern border, and national security is a major factor in the Patriot Act, which was formed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which Bush has been strongly accused of having previous knowledge of.
This was also quite amusing, Bush being asked about his knowledge of 9/11.
Now I am not an American, I am just a human being that cares about the world I live in. After all I share it with over 6.7 billion other humans. We should all know the truth and have a say in what happens around us.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Embracing time, conquering the designation
Moving, sumbliminally, offering up classification
Searching to find; yet emptiness, no verification
In the dawn of emotion, there is no true motion
In the wake of commotion, there is no devotion
Loathing and lost, conformed by the fabrication
Growing exhaust, from the financial formation
Taxation is abrupt, no salvation from dictation
We donate, us, to the citation of civic damnation
In the rise of demoralization, the elation is corporation
In the fall of regulation, the congregation is merely conversation
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I am 21 years old and writing is my passion. It has been ever since I was in high school. At first it was my dream to write a book and so, for several years I struggled and attempted to complete some. I did, but it was never quite satisfying. Every story I either left without a complete and full ending or I would strain myself until I was able to "wrap it up". Needless to say I never tried to get anything published, but there were definitely instances where I was pleased with what I had written and accomplished.
As the years past and I neared the decision of what it was I wanted to pursue in my post-secondary education, I stumbled across a website which was for a screenwriting competition held each year.The competition was created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and each year any inspiring screenwriter (within California) could enter into the contest and if they won, their screenplay would be turned into a film. I began reading different screenplays, both from the contest and also those of already produced feature films. My favorites at the time were Godfather, Bourne Supremecy, The Departed, amongst many others. I took a year of Film Studies at a local community college but have since decided that I want to take a more hands on approach to everything, including writing/directing my own short films and also shooting music videos and possibly documentaries.
I became intrigued by screenwriting, the fascination of creating movies. I have since ritten three feature length scripts, all of which I am currently revising. It is a dream but I am motivated and ambitious in becoming a screenwriter and hopefully (after I attend the New York Film Academy), one day, adirector. My imagination is vivid and indepth whereas my creativity never ceases. I believe myself to be somewhat of an artist; I paint pictures with my words. I want to create visual masterpieces through both my writing and direction in filmmaking.