Friday, April 20, 2007

Ads Everywhere.

The amount of ever-growing ads we see each day has gotten completely out of control. They are not only affecting how we shop and spend out money, but they are also affecting our minds and how we think. People today are so consumed with their burberry bags and lacoste polos that they don't stop to realize why they desire these over-priced items. They don't realize that they want that $500 bag because some TV ad told them they do. People need to wake-up and realize that their is more to life than having the most expensive clothing money can buy. People think like this because of the ads that we see every time we turn around.

Trying This Again

Well, once again I am back to give this another whirl. The academic year is winding down, so hopefully I will have a little more time to devote to this blog that I have neglected for a very long time.

Monday, October 16, 2006


So we have all heard about Googles acquisition of youTube. But will this buy out benefit youTube and its many users or destroy it? Charges of copyright infringement have been brought against it and may result in limitations against youTube users. What will become of youTube? Will Google fight it out and continue to leave youTube unregulated? Or will it give youTube an overhaul, therefore fixing its copyright problems?

The fate of youTube has yet to be determined...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Saddam = Dictator?

"The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said on Thursday that he did not believe the former Iraqi leader was a dictator."
Lets see... He looked like a dictator. He sounded like a dictator. And he ruled like a dictator.
So... Yea he was pretty much a dictator. Sure his party were the ones "in control", but he was the one calling the shots.
"Judge Abdullah al-Amiri made his remark in a friendly chat with Saddam during court proceedings, a day after the prosecution said the judge should step down because he is biased toward the defence."
Good call prosecution! I'd have to say that "friendly chat" = "biased" too.
"A Shiite Muslim with 25 years experience, al-Amiri was a member of Saddam's Baath party and served as a judge in a criminal court under the former leader's regime. He heads the five-judge panel that will decide the fate of Saddam, a Sunni Muslim."
I want to know who had the bright idea to elect this guy to head the judge panel. I mean he served under saddam for christsake. I think they should have Iraqi citizens serve on a jury instead of judges, of course I don't know the red tape on this, so that might not be possible. Maybe a few Kurds should be on the jury. That would only be fair, right?
I believe in the right to a fair trial, but they really do need to make this as fair as possible. I don't see one of saddam's old pals as head judge as being fair. What about all those Kurds that he killed? They didn't get a fair trial, they were executed. So in reality is it really fair for Saddam to get a trial at all? I'm not saying that he should be executed, but I think life in solitary confinement sounds like a good punishment for him.

I just hope that Saddam's trial is fair and square.


I'm Back...Hopefully

So I've finally gotten settled in, here at school and into the swing of things. My classes have proven to be a bit more difficult than I expected and combining them with a part-time job makes for a very busy schedule and no time for blogging. But things have calmed down a bit and I should be able to find time to make posts every so often. I can't promise regular posts, but I will do what I can. If you don't here from me for awhile I probably got stuck with extra hours from work or I'm struggling in my studies.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Leave of Absence

It has been a long time since my last post, which I apologize for. The school year has begun and I have been very busy moving back in to my dorm, getting school supplies and starting classes. This leave of absense may continue for a short while, until I get situated in all my classes and my residence, but I will return.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Why Can't We Be Friends?

"Hezbollah guerrillas unleashed their deadliest rocket attack on northern Israel on Sunday, killing 12 reserve soldiers with a single missile at this kibbutz and killing at least three people and wounding dozens more with a barrage that battered Haifa. "

The end result of this conflict isn't going to benefit either one of these countries. Things are going to be just the way they were before this war started after this is all over, except with fewer people alive in each country and many more piles of rubble.

"The U.S.-French agreement Saturday on a U.N. resolution calling for "a full cessation of hostilities" marked a significant advance after weeks of stalled diplomacy aimed at ending the conflict."

Finally the US is calling for peace, instead of this "just let them fight it out" attitude. But of course Lebanon rejected the resoluton and any peace talks. How do they expect this to come to an end if they won't negotiate? Granted, the resolution didn't call for the removal of Israeli forces from Lebanon, so I understand why they'd reject the resolution, but Hezbollah seems like its not even making an effort to end the fighting.

As for the rocket attacks. These are absolutely out of hand. Each side seems to be just aimlessly shooting rockets into cities. Are they even aiming for military targets? It doesn't seem like it.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

College Conservatives

That phrase is really contradicting, since most college students are fairly libreral. In fact with the new cuts to college funding that the Bush administration passed I don't think any college students should be voting republican in the next election.
Anyway CampusProgress has an article on a Young America conference and it is really interesting to hear what these conservatives have to say.
"When Roger Custer of Young America’s Foundation took to the stage and opened the 2006 Conservative Student Conference, the first thing he explained was why the gathering was necessary. “It’s a shame you have to be here,” he told the 300-odd students in attendance, but liberals’ campus stranglehold leaves YAF with no choice. The left, he continued, “has never been for open debate or discussion.” Instead, it shuts out conservative speakers and, when necessary, engages in name-calling and physical harassment. But confront liberals with arguments and ideas, Custer claimed, “and you’ll win every time.”"

This was before Mattera threw the reporter out for writing for campus progress along with their Washington newspaper. The justification for this was “Because I said so” . Sounds like bullshit to me. Mattera also denied any liberal organization access to the conference.
Hopefully college campus' will wake up and realize all the bullshit that is going on in this country.