Thursday, January 14, 2010

Threaten to kill, then Plead Guilty

An Arkansas man by the name of Paul Schlesselman, from West Helena, has plead guilty to death threats against a numerous number of African Americans including our now President Barrack Obama. This man was planning on killing them in 2008 just a mere 2 years ago. His threats have said that he was planning on killing the then senator Obama on October 23, 2008, shortly before the presidential election. Schlesselman faces 10 years in prison came to under agreement by the federal prosecuters.

Why on Earth would you try to kill anyone in the first place. Yeah there are many reasons but to just make a list and then know the date you will try to kill them and get caught before the date is way too much. I am sure people have had thoughts of killing someone, somewhere along the lines but to actually make a list of it and make a date by the name to kill that person on, honestly. Also to actually plot to kill someone who is going to be trying to be president that is even more obsurd. i could see trying to kill people who have made you mad but not cause of the race of the person like that. I am not a racist person or anything so that might be it but still its not right to stuff like this.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Iran Is Still Fighting the UN Security Council

The Iranian Foriegn minister is calling to the West that they need to second think this proposal and comprimise more in favor for the Iranian sid e of the fight. They are saying the west has until the end of January to accept the comprimise or they are going to start producing their own 20 percent enriched uranium. The Iranian minister Manounchehr Mottaki was ready to give 400 kilograms of the 3.5 percent enriched for 20 percent but that is significantly lower than the 1200 kilograms that the International Atomic Energy Agency has drafted in their deal.

What come on Iran give up the 1200 kilograms already and stop fighting this. If your not going to be making nuclear weapons then why would you need any low enriched uranium. i would think if you are going for energy and power purposes you would be more than willing to take the 20 percent enriched uranium over the 3.5 percent stuff. unless of course the actions to do so are to make a weapon then what will happen? well if Iran makes a weapon alot of countries will probably be unhappy with them and end up going to war with them to destroy these weapons and then the cost of everything will go up and the countries that are fighting will end up losing their economy and end up in recession. I honestly think that Iran does have something to hide which is why they are so worried bout sending 1200 kilograms of uranium out of the country.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tests show positive signs

There is a test going to be done on figuring out if we are ready for an attack from the Iranian government if they do decide to attack our country. The test is to see if our new capibility 2 missile technology is able to work out as well as it is planned to but yet we are needing to test it to see. there are a total of like 2 missile bases that have the capability of shooting these missiles for defense and tehy are in Alaska and in California. So far the majority of the shots would be coming out of Alaska due to the shorter distance of travel around the world. The Government is saying that the earliest they expect any type of iranian shooting is in the year 2020 which is not so far only a mere ten years away.

I am not sure whether or not this is a big deal but the thing is that the government is thinking that Iran is going to fire missiles on us and we are afraid of that happening when we are trying to get peace talks going. I think once this war is over we will be less afraid of the Iranian Government doing this to us but still its scary stuff. Iran may be in the middle east but it is still full of understanding people who will hopefully come to realize that there are not that many problems as it seems at the moment and come around and be less hostile towards anyone. The whole problem with the testing is we are firing over the ocean basically and what happens of the interceptor misses? Do we fire another one or do we just let it hit the land somewhere? they have a plan but the plan is not very detailed.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Putting Welfare To Work

There is a number of people out in pocverty and many are struggling just to survive. In 2005 there are nearly 43% of people labeled as being in poverty that make half or less than 19,350 dollars- the governments definition of a family of four. this number has been risen from there being a decreasing number of TANF cases and being no one arguing for going back to the no-strings-attached approach of things. Many people are still going into poverty even when there are less TANF cases and so there are many critics that say that this cannot be a measure of success, partly due to the effect that there ae more people starting to rely on medicaid as well as many other food stamps being used around today. There is an effect that those whio do find full time jobs don't have the training and fail to make enough money to get out of poverty.

I am kinda not sure where to sit on this because yes there are lots of people out working and yes there are many who do start looking for jobs once they have none. The problem seems that the more you want a job the harder it is to get because there are jobs that people are not willing to do and yet that is the only job open. Yes the job may be bad and cruddy but if your looking into just making money than why not take it and get some income because every little bit works to help. The welfare part and medicaid is understandable but if you have a job there are chances that you will be able to get help easier and for a little less. I know that it can be hard to find a job but I also know that in order to get to were you want you need to work for it and that goes for finding the right job for you. It may take time and you may not like some jobs you do but there is a bright side to the story at the end where you find that job.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Choose Your Gender Wisely?

The technology to choose whether you get a boy or a girl child is getting into a bigger wider and more accurate field. The pre-implantation genetic diagnosis also known as PGA gives parents the choice of choosing whether their child will be a boy or a girl. the process allows for finding any diseases that the child may have and eradicating them and requires the family to have an in vitro fertilization. The problem is that this procedure is banned in most countries but it is available in the United States and is costing around $18000.

I have a problem with this and that is that the choice of becoming a male or female is all up to god and his choices for the baby. I hate when something of this magnitude comes out into the world and alot of people think that they can play god so they make the choice to change genders. Yeah sure there is the whole if they have a birth defect or are born with a mental illness but most parents would end up loving their children no matter what and its not their choice in making a cild a boy or girl its the choice of what happens and the parents should be fine with it no matter what the outcome.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Galileo's Fingers???? WHAT!!

Three fingers were cut off of the legendary scientist Galileo Galilei. Two of the digits and his last tooth were taken and put into a jar back when he had died in 1642. The last digit had been in the museum since 1927 and has not been moved. The person whom had the jar remains anonymous at this time and had bought them on an auction where the auctioneer had not known that they were Galileo's parts because the note card that was with the urn when he had sold it was not with it anymore. It was a common practice to cut off body parts and take organs from saints and other higher minds but what was ironic was that the catholic church had actually sentenced Galileo to go to jail for saying that the earth had circled the sun.

All I want to know is why on earth would you want to buy the fingers or tooth of someone who lived long ago and honestly was our father of astronomy basically. Heck i could take my fingers cut them off when i die and put a tooth in a jar and it could be worth something years down the road depending on what I do with my life right? I would not have made any sort of offer for the jar containing these because its kinda disturbing knowing that you are buying someones remains. A big question I have is why would they not keep a better look after the jar and keep all the fingers and the tooth together so that they didn't have people buying and selling it? If it is that big of a thing having Galileo's fingers and tooth than keep it safe so that it cannot be lost and let it be better kept.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wait a minute Henry admits its a hand ball?

In the World Cup qualifying game between France and Ireland there was a controversial goal taken as a score in the extra minutes of the game scored by Thierry Henry. This was one of the best games the Irish have played and also one of their most important since October 2005. This is only one of the few controversial goals made in the world cup history. In 2002 the US faced Germany and made them lose 1-0 and sending the German squad onto the semi-finals. Also the most controversial one is by far "The Hand of God," made by Diego Maradona in the 1986 World cup. Soon after the win, the Internet flooded with pictures of Henry being burned and bashed with words. Some even from French supporters saying that they are ashamed of this victory but that they are happy that they won and still are in for the World Cup. Henry even admitted that it was a hand ball.

Ok so we have another hand ball issue but this is not small. I agree with the thing that Henry said being honest about it but still i would say its good cause the refs didn't call him on it. Why did they not call well its plain and simple to get.... They didn't see what happened and from their position it looked legit so they can't do anything about it. I have played soccer and was on my high school soccer team and yeah i was called on some "crappy" calls but again its not anything i can control the refs call what they see and thats final. I think that the whole thing is still very controversial but again its all about how the game is played, some calls are good and some are bad but in the end there had to be a winner and a loser so its all fair i suppose.