Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Republicans want to block College Students from.....Voting

With all the mess that is our government currently, republicans seem to like making the most irrational decisions ever. This time they want to stop college students from voting due to their claims to prevent voting fraud even though the US doesn't even have a record with fraud ever taking place. Ill let you read on below from an exert by the New York Times.

["Next fall, thousands of students on college campuses will attempt to register to vote and be turned away. Sorry, they will hear, you have an out-of-state driver’s license. Sorry, your college ID is not valid here. Sorry, we found out that you paid out-of-state tuition, so even though you do have a state driver’s license, you still can’t vote.
Political leaders should be encouraging young adults to participate in civic life, but many Republican state lawmakers are doing everything they can instead to prevent students from voting in the 2012 presidential election. Some have openly acknowledged doing so because students tend to be liberal.

Seven states have already passed strict laws requiring a government-issued ID (like a driver’s license or a passport) to vote, which many students don’t have, and 27 others are considering such measures. Many of those laws have been interpreted as prohibiting out-of-state driver’s licenses from being used for voting.

It’s all part of a widespread Republican effort to restrict the voting rights of demographic groups that tend to vote Democratic. Blacks, Hispanics, the poor and the young, who are more likely to support President Obama, are disproportionately represented in the 21 million people without government IDs. On Friday, the Justice Department, finally taking action against these abuses, blocked the new voter ID law in South Carolina.

Republicans usually don’t want to acknowledge that their purpose is to turn away voters, especially when race is involved, so they invented an explanation, claiming that stricter ID laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud. In fact, there is almost no voter fraud in America to prevent.

William O’Brien, the speaker of the New Hampshire State House, told a Tea Party group earlier this year that students are “foolish” and tend to “vote their feelings” because they lack life experience. “Voting as a liberal,” he said, “that’s what kids do.” And that’s why, he said, he supported measures to prohibit students from voting from their college addresses and to end same-day registration. New Hampshire Republicans even tried to pass a bill that would have kept students who previously lived elsewhere from voting in the state; fortunately, the measure failed, as did the others Mr. O’Brien favored.

Many students have taken advantage of Election Day registration laws, which is one reason Maine Republicans passed a law eliminating the practice. Voters restored it last month, but Republican lawmakers there are already trying new ways to restrict voting. The secretary of state said he was investigating students who are registered to vote in the state but pay out-of-state tuition.

Wisconsin once made it easy for students to vote, making it one of the leading states in turnout of younger voters in 2004 and 2008. When Republicans swept into power there last year, they undid all of that, imposing requirements that invalidated the use of virtually all college ID cards in voter registration. Colleges are scrambling to change their cards to add signatures and expiration dates, but it’s not clear whether the state will let them.

Imposing these restrictions to win an election will embitter a generation of students in its first encounter with the machinery of democracy."]

As a college student myself I cant help but laugh at the stupidity that is our government. Block students from voting, what is next.

From New York Times- Link

Friday, December 9, 2011

House of tomorrow?

The future everyday makes a strive to become a reality and Corning Inc's video of what they envision for the future really speaks for itself. By making everything inside a household made of glass and function digitally, Corning envisions a super-sleek household that will house the future generation of humans.The video really speaks for itself as to what could be the future of the common household in a few years from now. Some questions asked by experts on this field are; will the regular rates applied to the common household remain the same. Since for many these things are modeled on current structuring in a household, would making giant technological advances change the norm? Do these things simply improve upon itself or are completely rebuilt from the ground up. Just as auto insurance could change with the future cars on the road, home insurance can head towards non massive c rates, and only thing that can happen is to let the future get changes in a system or it can change to a completely new set up. Will insurance become expensive and even too much for the normal person that can afford such a home, one of the many questions that could be raised. It is still a far fetched thing to guess insurance field and well see for ourselves. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

College Tuiton raised Again

My college has decided to raises its tuition yet again at times when everyone is strapped for cash. You can read below at an exert of what is happening and I can say this will cause continued uproar at my college campus for the next few semesters. Even though 300$ in tuition increase seems minor as opposed to other higher more expensive colleges, You don't consider the fact its NYC and everything ranging from food to clothing is expensive and even public transportation. There was a major protest outside the campus at Baruch College of more than 500 people who where mostly students from other CUNY colleges but where joined by Occupy Wall Street people as well causing major headache everywhere. Let's see how this entire thing plays out in the next couple months. 

Exert from news below:
"Richard Pérez-Peña reported in Tuesday’s Times that tuition at the City University of New York will rise by 31 percent over the next five years after a vote by CUNY trustees on Monday. He wrote:The first of those increases, to $5,130, already took effect this year. The board’s 15-to-1 vote will raise tuition for undergraduates at CUNY’s four-year colleges to $6,330 in 2015-16, with about $500 a year in additional fees. The State University system’s trustees recently approved a set of parallel increases."
This is frustrating to know you will have to shell out more dollars for tuition per semester at difficult times like these. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

US Government Failure

We have seen how the issues surrounding the United States Debt and how our government cant seem to do anything right. It is as if they have no idea how to manage a country and it is embarrassing that we have come to an era that threatens the very stability of the United States. Countless spending in wars and money mismanagement have put us into debt that we will never be able to pay down. The clowns on the capitol only seem to be capable of arguing with one another and never really solve anything. The banking institutions and all the major corporations in our country used to work well with our government. They paid their fair share of taxes and the country kept on running great with a resources to spend. Now everything seems to have gone in a loop hole and the time ticks away to what almost seems certain as our creditor rating drops and the government fails this country yet again.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Doll-Hospital of Lisbon

If your favorite doll suffered serious damaged that you can’t fix yourself, jump on a plane to Lisbon and take it to the Doll Hospital. They’ll fix it right up.
Located in Figueira Square, Lisbon, the Doll Hospital has been “treating” dolls since 1830 and it’s not going to go out of business anytime soon. Equipped with an emergency and operating rooms, this bizarre establishment has experienced doll doctors and a wide range of spare parts, in case you’re doll needs something replaced.
If people ever stop having their dolls repaired, the Doll Hospital of Lisbon will donate its entire collection of abandoned dolls and spare parts to a local museum.

I think his is creepy as hell.

(Ignore): Banking, Att GO, Verizon, Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase, TD, Microsoft

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scary Park Doll

While looking around youtube, I came across this video recorded by a person walking at midnight at an abandoned amusement park. Its pretty much creepy already but all of the sudden it just gets crazy. I don't wanna spoil it much so just see the video. While it could be fake or not this video scared me enough to close it instantly.

Monday, January 31, 2011


Another UFO video this time on Utah.

 Global Change?

The problem in Egypt is constantly rising and everyday it seems the world is at a turmoil from various events. Today a random person sent me a Youtube video in which it described this situation along with the UFO sightings in Jerusalem as a connection for a major World Change. I am not a big conspiracy theorists or religious fanatic, but after seeing the video it left a deep train of thought. Its pretty obvious the whole world is changing whether it be with conflicts or uprisings of which Egypt has demonstrated. Putting aside religion and these theories of Aliens, I feel the world will be subject to a big change in the near future. I hope it is change in the form of good but who knows whats in stored for the worlds future. It may not seem to affect us since many of us are in the comfort of our own homes, far from the troubles we see in the news. Who knows how long we will be safe from us being part of the news. If you have a moment check out the video below and you can give your opinion about it.

 Area 51- Alien Interrogation?

 Another creepy video i found, this one is about a supposed Alien Interrogation taking place. The Government is supposedly interrogating it telepathically. To be honest I do believe we humans cant possibly be the only living life forms in this enormous Universe and what I saw in this video may or not may be true but non the less leaves a deep impact on the viewer. Who knows what deeper secrets are being kept from us, only time will tell.

 UFO Over Jerusalem

Yesterday a video was posted online showing what appears to be a circle of light above Jerusalem. It was doing random movements from time to time but moving at inhumanly impossible speeds. Its pretty clear from the video that this could not have been a plane or helicopter as some people are claiming. I mean how exactly could it have just went from high in the sky and drop almost instantly to the very city then just fly out with even greater speed. Whatever it was it sure was pretty cool and its all up to you to believe what you guys want. Check out the video below.

The video here has translations so you can see what the camera guy thought about this. One thing to keep in mind is the major Egypt conflict undergoing around that area and beyond, perhaps for the believers in aliens this may mean something?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

PC Games

Dead Space 2

I have just began playing Dead Space 2 and by far i am pleased with the gameplay. Below is pretty much what the game is about in a few words, both  good and the bad.
The Good:

  • Campaign starts strong and ends strong
  • Obliterating necromorphs is as fun as ever  
  • Some great new necromorph types  
  • Amazing atmospheric visuals and sound design  
  • Exhilarating and pretty engaging multiplayer. 

The Bad:

  • No major difference in gameplay from the first one
  • Single-player falls into predictable rhythm for a while (will feel repetitive)  
  • Some objectives/tasks can get boring

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/deadspace2

 StartCraft 2 Wings of Liberty

I finished this game a couple of days ago and hands down one of the best games i have ever graced upon. I was never into the first Starcraft. I heard real good things about the first one but i simply overlooked it. I received Startcraft 2 as a gift and tried it out and damn it, I just became hooked on it. Pretty much everything about this game is perfect. It seems every review has given it near flawless records and they are absolutely correct. This game is freaking awesome. To sum up the good and bad things straight to the point just read below.

 The Good:

  • The campaign gives you a wide range of varieties to choose from
  • The voices or (voice acting) is great and the "cinematics" are just awesome  
  • The ability to choose on your own in the campaign gives it a lot of replay value
  • The online is flawless all 3 factions are distinct but equally balanced       
The Bad:

  • Only thing personally that sucked for me was the choice of 1 campaign. 
  • Battlenet can give you a few problems from time to time and can be annoying  at times.
If your still doubting whether to get this game or not just go for it. You'll get your moneys worth here and have tons of fun. Remember you don't need to be a fan or have played the first Starcraft, I sure as hell wasn't but enjoyed it completely.