here is a new feature I am working on AT THE MOMENT. it is called news with natalie and it is the news.
here is today’s RUNDOWN.
swine flu is over! if you didn’t get a vaccine, finally you can go outside! no one overreacted about this pandemic AT ALL. be careful!
WAIT. a dramatic video containing a car crash on a RACETRACK? this does sound dramatic! click through to see the drama! see it?
one last thing–if you haven’t seen EAT PRAY LOVE, don’t! you MIGHT want to check this out, though:
it does look like an absolute delight.
i love you.
Posted in a literary recommendation, a recommendation, animals, Current Events, health, movies, news with natalie, reviews
Tagged book, car, car crash, eat pray love, eat prey love, film, movie, news, news by natalie, racetrack, swine flu, swine flu vaccine
I watch and read a lot of news, thinking about issues and where the world is headed and what not. A new decade is fast approaching. Hard to believe, but the 2010’s are less then 9 months away. Anyway these are my thoughts for the next 10 years.
Abortion: Now I’m not necessarily for abortion, but I can’t see abortion becoming illegal in the United States. Their may be tougher restrictions in the future, but overall abortion will still be an available choice.
China: China is fast becoming a world power and major player on the world stage. It will surpass the United States as the economic power. And the United States will no longer be the sole superpower politically. Instead it will be a “multi-polar” world where the U.S. Europe, Russia, China and to a lesser extent, other parts of the world will have an equal footing and say on the world stage. For culture such as movies, TV, popular culture, and music America will still be the dominating force though not as much and other countries being a greater force worldwide.
Health care: The United States will have some form of universal health care in place by 2019. I just think it’s inevitable with Obama in office and the Democrats in power.
Past Torture Issues: Irrespective of whether the Bush Administration really crossed the line or not in respect to the handling of suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay or those sent to “secret prisons”; Bush, Cheney and others working for them will not be put on trial. Obama has already said it will not happen. Doing so will make Republicans even more against his policies and agenda in my opinion.
Gay Marriage: Gay marriage will become legal across the nation, probably on a deeply divided vote by the Supreme Court.
War on Terrorism: Surprisingly, I believe the war in Afghanistan will have not only ended by 2019, but in less then 5 years. 2 possible scenarios :The Taliban and the U.S. will come to some kind of truce or the Taliban will simply give up much like Al-Qaeda did in Iraq due to our drones bombing them and their leaders. Once the Taliban are gone Al-Qaeda will soon be destroyed – and Osama Bin Laden.
Just want to say that these are just my thoughts and even a few of my predictions I hope will not come true. Feel free to give your own opinions and thoughts.
Posted in Current Events, health, politics
Tagged 10's, 2009, 2010, 2010's, 2019, abortion, Afghanistan, Aghanistan War, China, Current Events, gay marriage, Healthcare, news, Predictions, Terrorism, Thoughts, War on Terrorism
So, in some parts of Texas (and other parts of the nation I assume), people are rushing out to buy guns, as a direct result of Obama getting elected. Gun-enthusiasts are fearful that the Obama administration will toughen gun control laws due mainly to the fact that Obama is a democrat and an off-the-record quotation; according to the BBC article, Obama has said very little about plans to change gun control laws. The BBC article has some interesting points from a European standpoint and can be found here. And here are some quotations from the article:
Sales of military-style assault weapons (like the Russian-designed AK-47) which are considered the likeliest targets for future curbs have increased by 50% in some areas.
“Being a single mum, I can’t imagine not having a gun for home protection because that makes me a more confident parent, knowing that if someone intrudes into my home I know exactly what to do and my son knows what I’m going to do. I’m going to shoot to kill.”
Top Gun is the kind of business that simply could not exist in Europe – the staff wear holstered handguns both in the shop and on the shooting range.
No area of American daily life makes this country feel more foreign to Europeans – business is brisk at the range and plenty of doctors, lawyers and office workers stop off on the way home from work to sharpen their skills and to relieve a little stress.
Caption from article: The Top Gun shooting gallery could not exist in Europe.
– Allison AKA ninjagarden
Posted in Current Events, politics
Tagged ak-47, BBC, gun control, guns, houston, news, obama, politics, sa, second amendment, Texas
okay… so this is old, but i just now came across it.
a news story about some idiots trying to get fahrenheit 451 banned in some highschool.
watch it. it’s hard to believe these ignorant mother fuckers exist.
here are my favorite parts:
“what do you find objectionable about it?”
“the cussing in it and then the burning of the bible”
“with god’s name in vain being in it, that’s number one reason. and then… there’s no reason for it being read.”
“besides bad language and violence, verm lists ‘downgrading christians’ and ‘TALKING ABOUT OUR FIREMEN’ as reasons this book should be banned.”
impossible. it’s like a bad comedy sketch or something.
Posted in education, news, religion, video
Tagged banning books, books, burning books, censorship, education, farenheit 451, firemen, ignorant mother fuckers, literature, news, religion, TV News, video