“If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help.”
I think the premise of this movie is something I think a lot of people secretly would want to happen and, for the sake of argument, some would definitely enjoy. People love anarchy – something that upsets the foundation of what they feel is normal. After all why else do you think otherwise normal, sane people become immersed in shows like Basketball Wives, The Real Housewives and the slew of other bullshit shows out there that are literally just a bunch of uneducated rich women with nothing better to do than yell and scream their heads off non-stop?
I think the basis of this movie will touch on that for a lot of people – now whether they admit it or not is a different story. But I think this is a great plot for a movie and one I will definitely be seeing. I just want to know how and why I just found out about it. I despise going to the movie theaters, but I will definitely be going to see this movie right when it comes out. Check out their facebook page as well by [CLICKING HERE].
Electrocution. Beating. Head bashing. Crushing. Suffocating. Skinned alive. THAT is the fate tens of thousands of animals face every year in China. All that after living in extremely overpopulated cages – literally on top of each other – for days, weeks and months at a time, all while starving. When an animal tries to fight for their life, as any animal instinctively does, they receive repeated blows to the head with pipes, bats, sticks or whatever is available, until they can fight no more. This epidemic doesn’t just include fox’s, wolves, rabbits and raccoon’s – it also includes mans best friend.
There are countless videos floating around the web of the abuses animals face in China, but recently the one above has been making it’s rounds on Facebook. If you were able to make it even halfway through the video, you were able to stomach more than most people.
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a sucker for animals, specifically dogs. My dog Mia isn’t a pet to me – she’s an integral part of my family, she’s my child. I couldn’t imagine anything bad happening to her, let alone the horrific fate tens of thousands of animals face every year in China just for their fur. I’m a dog person, no doubt about it. So anything that even resembles a dog, I immediately have a soft spot for.
The abuses these animals face are horrific at best and absolutely HAVE to stop. As long as there is a demand for it, the Chinese will keep supplying – unapologetic and without consequence. Join me in the fight against China’s fur trade by donating to PETA by clicking here now.
Over the last 7 months or so, I’ve found myself to be increasingly aggravated with Facebook and find myself on it less and less (pertaining to my PERSONAL Facebook.) However I seem to be spending that time I’ve decreased on Facebook on other social media outlets such as Pinterest, Instagram and my favorite, Twitter. So I began thinking – What is it that is turning me off to Facebook? Then I started noticing: It was the ridiculous names like “Jennifer ‘SheGotzHerOwn’ Smith” and “Dominique ‘JuicykBaby’ Hicks. It was the seemingly NEVER ENDING event invites. It was the incredibly annoying game requests. It was the mobile website always being slow. It was the dozens of fake profiles friend requesting me every week. It was being added to groups that I want absolutely nothing to do with because it’s in a damn city I don’t live in. Quite literally, it is everything.
So naturally I began wondering – Wondering what the next big thing in social media was going to be. I was stumped. I still am. What is going to inevitably replace Facebook because let’s face it, it’s on it’s way out. I’ve felt that way for quite some time and as every day passes, I can’t help but feel that I’m right in thinking that.
I started looking at other social media platforms that are currently out: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. Since I am participating in the Social Media Club South Florida Blog Off this month (thank you Alex de Carvalho!), a contest within members of the Miami/South Florida based club, where participants are to blog 30 times in the next 30 days (or as much as possible) – I figured analyzing some social media platforms would be an interesting on-going topic, not to mention one that I will certainly be learning a lot from as I’m writing the articles. First social media platform, Linked In! Stay tuned!
Video has been leaked a few days ago of Mitt Romney talking to people in a private campaign fundraiser, supposedly from earlier in the year. Once again, Mitt Romney has out done himself by letting more idiotic shit come out of his mouth.
This time he says “All right there are 47% who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
Now as a person who voted for Obama in 2008 that is NONE of the above, I find this statement extremely divisive, hypocritical and just flat out stupid – and quite frankly, exactly why I would never vote for him. I’m not rich like him, so he could care less about me. Which is fine. In a way that most people won’t understand, I actually don’t have a problem with him not caring about someone who isn’t wealthy like himself. I get it. I really do. But I don’t need Mitt to “have my back.”
But here’s the thing – I do think every single person should have access to basic health care. It might be a surprise to some people to know that not all people who are poor, CHOSE to be poor. Are there people who ARE poor that are content with being poor because they’re taking advantage of a broken system? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean only rich people should have health care. But this is a whole other topic, which I’m sure I’ll be diving into in the coming weeks.
Now to say that almost HALF of Americans don’t pay any income tax is very misleading and here’s why:
Many who don’t pay income tax fall under the ‘extremely poor’ category – making less than $20,000 a year
Over 10% are elderly and are retired so they have no income tax to pay
Many are fresh out of highschool or college and haven’t officially joined the work force
The difference between being one groups President and being everyone's President
So for Mitt Romney and the Republican party to say that President Obama is “the most divisive figure in American History” is such a slap in the face of Americans when Mitt Romney is spewing nonsense numbers like this – grouping enormous amounts of Americans into a group they don’t belong in – then comes to Miami a few days later all of a sudden talking about the “100%” and how he’s here for ALL of America. Now on the other hand I do think the comment was taken a little out of context, just as his “I like to fire people” comment. I like to fire people too. But his 47% comment really shows me how Mitt divides people up in his mind and quite literally, writes a lot of them off. I get what he was saying – roughly 50% of Americans are going to vote for Obama no matter what. Nothing wrong with that. But to take that 10 steps further and to say that half of Americans consider themselves “victims” and want and expect the government to “take care of them” is the epitome of having your head up your ass. Are there those type of people out there? Absolutely. But it doesn’t constitute 50% of the population.
I just can’t wait to see what good ol’ Mitt has to say next! He’s certainly giving me a lot to write about.