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July 30th, 2014

Guess You Didn’t Get the Joke

For those of you who don’t get your service through or pay attention to the news, Justin Carter is something of a hot-button issue. This 19 year old was jailed just last year after making a comment on Facebook that was deemed a terroristic threat.

Justin, an avid gamer, was trash talking another player and friend. To avoid getting to graphic, the gist of the discussion resulted in the friend saying Justin was “messed up in the head.” What does Justin do already in the heat of their debate? Well, of course, he meets a joking comment with something only someone “messed up in the head” would possibly say – meeting a joke with a very hyperbolic joke of his own.

The problem is that what he said was quite topical and involved going into a kindergarten and shooting the place up. Was Justin serious? Did he have a plan to actually carry out something like this? There is absolutely no evidence to support any of those suspicions, but that didn’t stop the police from sticking this pretend killer in an institution with “professional killers.”

This has caused quite an uproar in the online community and, let’s be frank, who among any of us hasn’t, in a moment of exasperation or stress, jokingly threatened to strangle or kill someone? Much remains to seen about how this case will pan out.

May 25th, 2013

Job Market: Is It Better Or Worse?

Even though the Great Recession officially ended several years ago, many parts of the country are still experiencing high unemployment rates. Opponents of the current administration constantly harp on the country’s high unemployment rate and claim that nothing has changed since 2008, but that is not the case at all. Jobs are much easier to get in most parts of the country than they were during the years after the recession began. The areas where unemployment rates remain high are places that have traditionally been poverty stricken. Many regions are now enjoying a greater level of

March 19th, 2013

Gay Themes Becoming More Frequent In Mass Media?

Mass media has, in some cases, led the way for an acceptance of the fact that ‘gays are people too’ and, in other cases, mass media has jumped on the ‘multicolored’ bandwagon with both feet. This is not a brand new phenomenon! Many very popular TV sitcoms have, for years, shown openly gay characters accepted by and living side-by-side with straight characters. In mainstream movies, well before the critically acclaimed movie “Brokeback Mountain” created such a stir in 2005, there were many very popular films that opened moviegoers eyes to

March 18th, 2013

Energy Crisis: How We Can Help

The energy crisis can potentially affect everyone in the world. It is important that we seek other alternative energy resources. Conserving the energy that we now have will prolong a future energy crisis. It is important to conserve energy in the home. Home appliances are more energy-efficient than ever before. Appliance manufacturers have been trying to improve their products for years. The air conditioning and heating system in the home uses the most energy. It is important to replace the unit every 10 to 15 years. This will effectively save the most energy.

The refrigerator is another big

March 15th, 2013

China and Japan: Tensions Are Rising

China and Japan’s criticism towards each other is not new. Historically, the ancestors of these two countries have fought various battles and wars due to territory, natural resources and neighboring countries, especially Korea.

The two countries have disagreements over North Korea’s nuclear program. However, China has agreed to side with the United Nations Security Council’s resolution to enforce sanctions on North Korea due to a recent nuclear weapons test.

Therefore, what is troubling the two countries? According to an article from Reuters,

March 13th, 2013

Gas Prices: When Will They Be Lower

If you are standing, maybe you should take a seat. You need to prepare yourself for a major shock. Gasoline prices will be coming down in 2013. Gee, you didn’t see that one coming did you? Food prices, cost of health care and taxes will satisfy those of you that still feel the need to be depressed, but your fuel budget should be giving you a well-deserved break very soon.

Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst of Oil Price Information Service, says that everything is lining up to lead to softer prices this

March 12th, 2013

Renewable Energy: How Does It Work

Renewable energy comes from naturally-occurring resources. These are resources like solar power and wind energy, which are constantly replenished by nature. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy will never run out. There are a few main types of renewable energy sources, and each source is converted into electricity in a different way.

Renewable energy sources are solar power, hydroelectricity, wind power, and geothermal power. Many people still do not understand how all of this renewable energy stuff actually works. The concept is