Political Violence and the Disturbing Lack of Awareness.

June 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm (Government, Uncategorized)

The atrocities of the world are a terrible crime, but it is even worse to forget they happened. I missed the anniversary by 17 days, sorry… But Tiananmen Square should not be forgotten and yet it has. It has only been 20 years, within most of our lifetimes and yet we have forgotten it. It’s a sad day when such hardship and such strength was shown by students determined to chain the wrongs in the world and yet they are thrown to the un-read pages of history. Acts such as the political protests in Iran and around the world should be known. The cries of the repressed looking for freedom that no one will help deliver ring around the world with no one to listen. Taking action is a choice and an important one. By keeping these people that have sacrificed in our minds keeps the fight and meaning behind it alive. You will not care in a year or two about the newest shirt you bought or getting the newest style of cell phone. Please don’t let these things fill your mind. take a min to actually remember the people that have suffered and died for not only the things you have now, but more importantly the ideal of Freedom that allows you to have the option to do what you want. I ask that everyone stop even for 30 seconds a day and pause to remember those who have died for an ideal that we take for granted.
Please watch these one from may 4,1989 the second is one from the the current development in Iran.

Please be warned ed these are graphic images and if you are a miner I request that you don’t look at them or have parent advisory. You may need to log in and confirm you birth date in the second video.

Tiananmen Square:

A girl named Nena in Iran:


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Supreme Justice Nominee

May 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm (Government)

Sotomayor has been nominated by President Obama. Some people see this as a racial card, however, her reputation and skills as a judiciary set her apart from the crowd. She has had many years of experience and knowing that she has been on every level of the judiciary branch signifies that she knows multiple view points and will look at the cases before the judges fairly and rationally. There is a lot of fuss about Pres. Obama picking her because she is from the projects and she’s Hispanic. I find that she has the skills needed and her socio-economic background means very little. Her abilities is what should be looked at and when the congregational floor meets and adjourns I hope they make a fair decision based on those qualifications. Please contact you Senators and tell them to support fairness in the judiciary.

The NPR link for the article can be read here

There has been an article published by CNN that has marred her and questioned her competency. The article can be read here. The troubling part is the lack of evidence that was used to make the claim. There was no credentials that signify this and nothing to back up the claim. Was CNN using a misleading quote and is that a part of freedom of the press to twist and skew as they see fit?

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