Officer? Crooked Officer?

July 29, 2015 at 4:24 PM (childcare and child protection, cultural acknowledgment, current news, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, web gossip)


“This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make; totally unwarranted.”  Agreed, totally!  How in the world did this person ever make it onto any level of police force?  After watching all of this day’s news clips, and reading the online information, I still am reeling behind what I find to be a tragedy that deserves further protest!

It was earlier this month when Mr. Samuel Dubose, 43, was driving on an afternoon, presumably around The University of Cincinnati.  Dubose was NOT speeding, as clearly seen in the video, which is now visible, worldwide.  Yet, for whatever reason, he was pulled over by University of Cincinnati police officers, and he was approached by Officer Ray Tensing.

Officer Tensing proceeded to question Dubose, asking him where he was heading, and for his license.  When Dubose was unable to produce a license, Tensing asked additional questions, including whether or not Dubose had been drinking.  Dubose responded no, yet the situation suddenly escalated, with Officer Tensing raising his voice, brandishing his weapon, and demanding that Samuel Dubose get out of the car!

It seemed that before Dubose could even exit his vehicle, he was bombarded with a barrage of bullets!  Officer Tensing fired upon him multiple times for what appeared to be NO REASON, as Dubose produced NO WEAPON of his own, had not used any foul language, and had not even attempted to escape the scene!  Samuel Dubose, before he knew what was happening, was gunned down, MURDERED, by OFFICER RAY TENSING, for reasons as yet to be produced!

All of this now is being taken to courts in Ohio, the Cincinnati area.  C.N.N., and all of the major news networks will be covering this story to follow through with what happens to Officer Tensing, as well as with the family of Samuel Dubose.  Yet, this is only another underscoring of where racial relations really rest within our “great” nation.  Indeed, no one is denying that leaps and bounds have been made over the last two centuries, yet mindsets still refuse to erase some of the seemingly savory, yet altogether stagnant ways of the past!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/23/university-cincinnati-cop-tv-fatally-shot-man-in-traffic-stop-says-man-car/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/21/US/cincinnati-police-shooting/index.html
http://gawker.com/u-of-cincinnati-cop…stop-shooting-1720875741
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/07/29/publish/30830777
http://theblinker.com/…/28/why-dont-black-people-trust-the-police

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NOT to Be Tolerated; NOT AT ALL!

July 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM (animal activism, cultural acknowledgment, curious research, current news, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Alright, alright, alright (shout-out to Matthew…)!  It has been A WHILE since I have actually sat my fuzzy behind down and blogged!  Yet, after tonight’s events, I could not stay away any longer.  Writing and blogging is what I love to do, after all, so I need to get back into the swing of things.  Besides, with the winds blowing from this shit that has occurred just recently, I can NOT just let it ride without saying something somewhere to someone!  DAMN IT!!!

I am sure that anyone with any level of cognizance has heard the news events of today.  Specifically, I am referring to what went down in Africa; Zimbabwe.  One of these assholes who feels that it is a fun and entertaining thing to hunt animals for sport went into The Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe, armed with a rifle, and targeting wild animals.  This man (term used loosely…) named Walter James Palmer, a resident of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, entered the supposed sanctuary on the evening of July 6 with intentions to slaughter the wondrous wildcat.

Palmer was accompanied by Johnny Rodrigues, the head of The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (of all things…).  It was at night, and they were using a spotlight to locate the lions.  When Cecil was seen, the men tied a dead animal to their vehicle, using it’s scent to lure Cecil toward them.  They drove out of the park, with Cecil in pursuit, and Palmer initially shot the lion with an arrow!  This did not kill the cat, and he was able to escape.

However, Palmer and Rodrigues tracked Cecil down, locating him roughly forty hours later.  That is when they murdered the lion with a shotgun!  Moments later, the men saw that Cecil had been suited with a GPS tracking collar, and they attempted to destroy it, in an attempt to keep their cover!

Adding to the horror, these men (if you choose to call them such…) beheaded and skinned Cecil!  The lion’s head has yet to be located.  As is the way of nature, the cub’s of Cecil’s now will fall under the will of the next lead lion, which is called Jericho.  This lion likely will kill Cecil’s cubs, as is the way of nature, to ensure the future of his own bloodline!

Palmer is accused of killing “Cecil the lion” in Zimbabwe. Cecil ...

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa/zimbabwe-lion-killed/index.html
http://mashable.com/2015/07/28/cecil-the-lion-killed-by-dentist
http://news.sky.com/story/152649   
http://deadspin.com/dipshit-midwestern-dentist…lion-1720587798 
http://patch.com/…dentist-reportedly-killed…famous-lion-report
http://www.aspca.org

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Oh Beautiful…. For Spacious Skies….

August 20, 2014 at 9:20 PM (childcare and child protection, cultural acknowledgment, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)


America The Beautiful!  The news does not stop!  I suppose that is a good thing.  After all, we do want to keep life going, with all things up and running.  It would be our point to decide at what levels to which the particular issues at hand are running:  up or down; fast or slow; left or right; back and forth; yadda-yadda…

Earlier, I half-ass watched this jack-ass, Texas Governor Rick Perry, as he got his mug shot taken after his indictment, while some woman talks about him making Texas the laughing stock of the nation!  My question would be, why did not you consider that when you voted for him the first damned time?  Surely you heard the rest of the nation laughing then?!?!

Perry plead not guilty to the felony charges against him for public corruption.  Yet, he is to turn himself into authorities in Austin, Texas for booking (ha-ha…), where he will be fingerprinted, and his hideous mug shot will be taken!  Yet, he still plans to run for President!  HA!  Anyhow… 

I look at more relevant news, seeing where these insanely murderous militants of ISIS are at their villainously wicked antics!  It was earlier when a video was posted on YouTube, showing where the terrorist organization had United States citizen and journalist James Foley as their captive.  During the video, Foley is shown on his knees, beside someone who is wearing all-black clothing.  He is made to read a statement that says, “the real killer is America”!  Soon thereafter, Foley’s head is cut off of his body!  RUTHLESS!

ISIS is in NO WAY meant to be portrayed as anything more than a despicably disgusting collection of criminals and crap!  As these people come out of Iraq and Syria, they group into this terrorist assemblage which acts in attempts to shut down and to destroy anything that contradicts their strict and harsh beliefs of Islam, likely as displayed through the mannerisms of their leadership.  They work through ruthless actions of terror that include capturing their enemies, then torturing them, executing them, and even beheading some of them!

It seems to be something of a slippery line.  I often hear several people questioning, “why are we over there anyway”, or “why do we care what is happening in Iraq”?  Well, first of all, it is a greater problem than initially realized.  What happens over there will affect The U.S., does affect The U.S., at various levels.  There is a major oil supply under Iraq.  Surely, everyone realizes the need to have practically liberal access to oil.  Iraq has a major arsenal supply!

Additionally, those NUCLEAR weapons do not need to be out of place, out of hand, and wound up in a position to be targeted at us, or anyone else, for that matter!  The purpose of The United States and our allies is to be able to retrieve that arsenal supply, getting it to a safe and possibly secret location!  I recognize that nuclear weapons can not be just outright destroyed, yet I do believe that it is in the best interest of the planet to attempt beginning something where these weapons can be placed somewhere that they can begin to degrade securely, and without interruption from anyone attempting to get hold of them for ulterior, underhanded purposes.

Something must be done, and something must be done NOW!  This kind of shit can NOT continue!  To have our OWN countrymen BEHEADED before our own eyes by outright terrorists who are practically laughing and shaking their dicks in our faces?!?!  ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!

President Obama is threatening to send additional troops into Iraq.  He publicly labeled ISIS as “a cancer threatening the entire region”, in reference to the terrorist group’s Middle East status.  Along with The President’s announcements, France, Germany, and Italy all have stated that they will assist, at some levels, in the efforts to subdue ISIS.

Furthermore, Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to investigate the shooting and cold-blooded killing of unarmed Michael Brown by area police officers allegedly responding to riot calls.  The tensions remain high in this mid-U.S. city, though it is relatively calm, considering the past few days.  School is preparing to start, and the area communities are highly uncertain about the security of their children!

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/…iraq/2006-06-26-iraq-poll_x.htm
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/…rick-perry-indicted-by-grand-jury
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/20/politics/rick-perry-travel/index.html 
http://www.nytimes.com/…/isis-james-foley-syria-execution.html
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/16/isis-in-Syria
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/ferguson-missouri-riots
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ferguson,_MO_riots

 

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A Brief Thought of Politics Right Now….

August 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM (curious research, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)


I am half-ass watching this jack-ass, Texas Governor Rick Perry, as he gets his mug shot taken after his indictment, while some woman talks about him making Texas the laughing stock of the nation!  My question would be, why did not you consider that when you voted for him the first damned time?  Surely you heard the rest of the nation laughing then?!?!  Anyhow…

I look at more relevant news, seeing where these insanely murderous militants of I.S.I.S. are at their villainously wicked antics!  It was earlier when a video was posted on YouTube, showing where the terrorist organization had United States citizen and journalist James Foley as their captive.  During the video, Foley is shown on his knees, beside someone who is wearing all-black clothing.  He is made to read a statement that says, “the real killer is America”!  Soon thereafter, Foley’s head is cut off of his body!  RUTHLESS!

I.S.I.S. is in NO WAY meant to be portrayed as anything more than a despicably disgusting collection of criminals and crap.  Currently stationed in Iraq and Syria, this terrorist assemblage is working in attempts to shut down and to destroy anything that contradicts their strict and harsh beliefs of Islam, likely as displayed through the mannerisms of their leadership.  They work through ruthless actions of terror that include capturing their enemies, then torturing them, executing them, and even beheading some of them!

It seems to be something of a slippery line.  I often hear several people questioning, “why are we over there anyway”, or “why do we care what is happening in Iraq”.  Well, first of all, it is a greater problem than initially realized.  What happens over there will affect The U.S., does affect The U.S., at various levels.  There is a major oil supply under Iraq.  Surely, everyone realizes the need to have practically liberal access to oil.  Iraq has a major arsenal supply.  Those weapons do not need to be out of place, out of hand, and wound up in a position to be targeted at us, or anyone else, for that matter!  With the combination of their mass amounts of oil, and their excess military stock, Iraq is NOT someplace to be taken lightly!

I do not know.  This conversation can go on, will go on for a long time.  Pointing fingers at President Obama is not really useful, I do not think, as he did not put our troops into this position.  I would blast W, yet I do recognize that something needed to be done with Saddam Hussein.  However, I do not think that we needed to be engaged in a decades-long battle royal in The Middle East!  I did think, always have thought that it has been about our desire to have a greater access/control of the mass oil supply at that area of the world.  Having allies over enemies makes it easier to get to this much needed substance.  I DO think that Mr. Obama should be making greater efforts to bring our troops HOME FROM THE MIDDLE EAST before his term ends in 2016!

Alright.  That was my evening brain fart.  Iraq and related issues will be on the news for weeks, months to come.  This crap with Rick Perry is highlighting local Texas televisions now, with possible clips catching national attention.  If there is comedy enough in it to last for him to actually lead into some level of trial time, that would be certainly great, at least for the comedy of it!  I would like to find out which other states have had such blatant buffoons as their elected leaders?  Now, what does that say about the state?

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SEE THESE SITES!!!

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rick-perry-to-turn-himself-in

http://rt.com/usa/181500-rick-perry-mugshot-indictment-booked

http://www.nytimes.com/…isis-james-foley-syria-execution.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/…/19/syria-isis…beheaded/14306021

http://www.aol.com/…/20/video…beheading-of-us-journali/20949490

http://www.businessinsider.com/james-foley-2014-8

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/world/meast/isis-james-foley/index.html

http:/sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/12/texas

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Gone Too Soon, Robin Williams!

August 12, 2014 at 12:47 AM (current news, health care reviews, human life issues, medical concerns, music and entertainment, public debate, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)


It has been a minute.  I have been out of the mix, out of the loop, and possibly out of my mind!  Well; maybe, maybe not.  Who is to say.  There is so much going on right now, and I had several topics that I wanted to blog about.  Yet, there has been a seeming explosion of news today that merits discussion; I feel a need to express my emotions through this computer!

First, I am at a state of despair, disdain, disbelief, at the loss of an icon!  Mr. Robin Williams died today!  At age 63, Robin Williams was found dead in his home from an apparent suicide, of all things!  Unbelievably, he was suffering from some level of depression!  You just NEVER KNOW what someone else is TRULY going through!

Williams’ death is especially upsetting to me because I view him as an icon!  I got in touch with Williams as a child by occasional viewings of him in Mork and Mindy during my childhood.  Yet, it was his role in The Birdcage that truly captured my attention to the essence of his awesome theatrical talent, while at the same time assisting me with viewing myself.  From that point, I continued with viewing Williams in his works in cinema and on television, while thoroughly being delighted by all of it!

They are saying that it was around noon, Pacific Standard Time, when police officers arrived at Williams’ home.  It was at that point when the officers discovered his lifeless body, and medics were summoned to recover him.  He was later taken to an area hospital, where he was officially pronounced as dead from asphyxiation, drug overdose.

Joy Behar is being interviewed by telephone now, regarding her memories of Robin Williams.  C.N.N. has gone into a clip from his role in the Academy Award-winning film Good Will Hunting.  Williams has had roles in so many movies that have captivated audiences for decades, and has literally made fans out of millions of people around the planet!

Now, after the fact, reporters are saying that Robin Williams was suffering from addiction and depression.  My question would be, “where was everyone when it might have been even slightly suspected that Robin was having the least of issues?”  Did no one give a damn that he might do something even mildly drastic before it would get to the point that the man would KILL HIMSELF!?!?  Where are people when you truly need them?

Well, we all have to go some time, one way or another, sad, but true.  Indeed, it is sad, very sad that Robin Williams killed himself.  I was/am especially distraught because I found him to be an icon.  Williams was intelligent, humorous, globally savvy, ecologically aware, and indeed someone to which I had no problem with idolizing.  Yes, he had his problems, he had his issues, but who does not?  I would have to wonder about out of all of his Hollywood friends and associates, did no one notice that Robin was having issues and problems that might have needed intervention, or may have required some form of help that could have prevented this?

Robin McLaurin Williams was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.  He had been married three times, the last of whom was his widow, Susan Schneider.  He has three children.  Rest in peace, Robin!

Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams jokes with reporters as he arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of the film "One Hour Photo" in Beverly Hills, California, in this file picture taken August 22, 2002. (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS)

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.robinwilliams.com

http://news.yahoo.com/robim-williams-manic-comedy-star-dead-63-232616625.html

http://robinwilliams.tumblr.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams_filmography

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/robin-williams-dead-of-apparent-suicide-at-63-231414092.html

http://news.yahoo.com/robin-williams-death-difference-between-depression-normal-sadness-012550678.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/robin-williams-warp-speed-comic-improvising-was-almost-too-fast-to-be-human/article19998389/?cmpid=rss1

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Apophis and 21st Century Asteroid Attacks!

October 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


It has been discussed off and on for the past several years, and as the date (and the rock) approaches, the surrounding information has become more compelling to the observant public.  The space rock designated as 99942 Apophis continues on it’s current course though space, which may bring it into direct collision with Planet Earth!  The continued updates of studies regarding Apophis state that the asteroid will have two near encounters with our world before the middle of this century.  The space rock is supposed to make a near grazing of our world during 2029, with an even closer fly-by during 2036!

Yet, recent news reveals that it is not Apophis which is bringing immediate concern to the scientific and the generally curious communities.  One asteroid has been designated as 2013TV135, and it actually flew by Earth this past Wednesday!  Of course, nothing serious occurred because of it’s fly-by, as the rock drifted by our world at a distance of roughly 4.2 million miles.  This particular space rock is one-fourth of a mile in size.  2013TV135 again will skim past Earth during 2032.  Yet, scientific researchers are cautioning the public not to stress over any potential disaster to come because of this oncoming approach.

2013TV135 is supposed to fly past Earth in nineteen years, yet there is updated information regarding an asteroid that will graze Earth this coming February!  The asteroid named 2012DA14 will approach our planet during this coming February 2014.  It is creating controversy within the scientific and the otherwise curious communities because of it’s potentially perilous proximity to our planet as it flies by.  Discovered by astronomers at La Sagra Observatory, the space rock itself is roughly 150 feet wide, and it already has missed Earth with a potential strike on February 15, 2013.

Upon the approach of 2012DA14, it is alleged to come to a distance of roughly 17, 200 miles of Earth’s surface.  This is closer to Earth than the distance of many orbiting satellites!  It’s possibility to impact Earth have many researchers alluding to the Tunguska event of 1908!  At that impact, an asteroid exploded over Siberia, flattening roughly 500,000 acres of the northern Russian forest area!

The approach of 2013TV135 during 2032 currently is investigated to have little disruption to our planet.  Scientists with N.A.S.A.’s Near-Earth Object Program, along with researchers at Aricebo Observatory, currently are stating that this asteroid has a one in 48,000 chance of impacting Earth during that year.  The researchers do know that the space rock will pass Earth on August 26, 2032 (…mark your calendars now).  It actually was discovered Tuesday prior, October 8, when it nearly grazed Earth at a distance of 4.2 million miles!

All eyes do remain on Apophis!  This asteroid’s potential encounter with Earth during 2029, with it’s second-shot during 2036 have the scientific community, along with others in effort to protect the planet, attempting to make whatever motions are meaningful to prevent any potentially planetary peril due to this space rock.  Some plans are being made currently, almost as if out of the script for the film Armageddon!  N.A.S.A. is concocting “a response strategy” to deal with the possible peril of Apophis by gathering astronauts and scientists to prepare a strategy for warding off this potentially deadly intruder from deep space!

Image: Asteroid

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/18/tech/asteroid-near-pass/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

http://educationbulletinboard.com/…/29/asteroid-in-november-2013

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/asteroid-strike-in-2013-is-overhyped-nasa-says

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nasa-asteroid-coming-close-2032-concern-20613676

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoJyl1T5Ow

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/asteroid.html

http://www.space.com/19221-asteroid-apophis-earth-safe-2036.html

http://cutedeadguys.net/…Big-Asteroid-Likely-to-hit-Earth-in-2032

http://www.youtube.com/829SPEEDYSurprise

http://www.examiner.com/article/asteroid-2032-newly-discovered-asteroid-misses-earth-but-will-return-2032

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A Brief Recognition of Gold!

August 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM (curious research, environmental issues, human life issues, legal issues, science and technology, terrestrial studies, web gossip)


Gold!  It is not at all something with which we are unfamiliar.  For millennia, humanity has yearned for, relished after, and been wanton with the precious metal for reasons of all imagination. The beauty and the brilliance of it has made gold one of the most prime materials of the planet!

Albeit it likely has been a part of the planetary system since the origins of Earth, gold was discovered relatively recently. During the nineteenth century, within January of 1848, General John A. Sutter lead a group of miners in the mountainous regions of California. He and his team entered this area at Coloma, California. The workers ended up excavating a previously unknown element which turned out to be of extreme value! The miners digging within the caves of these mountains were able to dig out gold from beneath the layers of rock.

The gold that these miners excavated amounted to roughly twenty-three carats. It was a valuable discovery, yet it did not prove to be worthwhile for General Sutter and his workers. They wound up losing the diggings to Mexican people, neighbors, as well as rouge employees! Tough Stuff!!!

Gold is considered to be a precious metal, rated as 79 on The Periodic Table of Elements. It is rated above other precious metals that include silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The only precious metal rated higher than gold currently is iridium, which is 77 on The Periodic Table.

Our Earth is the only place we know of to find solid gold deposits. Most of this is located beneath the continental grounds of Africa, The Americas, and Asia. It is the most precious of the precious metals on the planet, as we currently claim eight. These include gold, along with silver, platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium, and ruthenium, all in that order.

Pot of Gold

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jpmorgan-buy-gold-084720781.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CWZZxVSwRgAbPXQtDMD
http://goldseek.com
http://www.kitco.com
http://goldsilver.com/industrt-news
http://www.mining.com/gold
http://www.goldprice.org
http://science.slashdot.com/story/10/…gold-and-water-on-the-moon

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Fantastic & Futuristic Fun Films For Friday!

August 10, 2013 at 3:28 AM (climate studies, comic book characters, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, medical concerns, movie reviews, political atmosphere, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


I had been anticipating this evening’s features for a few weeks!  I was glad to have gotten to the local theater, so that I could enjoy each film thoroughly!  Whereas one was a continuation of an adventure story that is capturing the attention of action-seeking audiences, the second film forecast a future Earth where all is not set on equal terms for every person.

The excitement began with Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters!  The film is prefaced by letting the audience know that sometimes, the gods would have children with mortals, called half-bloods.  One of them is Percy (Logan Lerman), son of Poseidon, who found himself in competition to become the next champion of the demigod children.  Percy’s best friends are Clarisse (Leven Rambin) and Luke (Jake Abel).  They attend the Camp Half-Blood For Demi-God Children together.

At this camp, Camp Half-Blood, Percy meets his half-brother Tyson (Douglas Smith), who is a Cyclops.  Also, the camp is eyed, then raided by Luke (Jake Abel), who is the son of Hermes.  Luke has a vendetta against the gods, and he means to annihilate Mount Olympus!  He has gone out of the way to poison a magic tree that protects the camp, now leaving it free to attack.

However, Percy’s friend Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) has learned that The Golden Fleece can heal the tree.  The god Dionysus (Stanley Tucci) acquires this knowledge, and he sends two students, Tyson and Grover, to get hold of the fleece.  Annabeth and Percy accompany them.

The Oracle gives a prophecy that one of the three major gods will battle Luke.  Percy, with one of his friends, will either have to save Mount Olympus, or will have to eliminate it altogether.  Percy and his allies go to seek Luke, yet they are trapped by The Manticore.  The friends escape, yet they are caught and swallowed by The Charybdis, where they reunite with Clarisse.

The group escapes, managing to reach an amusement park.  There, they set Grover free, and they get hold of The Golden Fleece.   However, Luke arrives, stating that he means to use The Golden Fleece to awaken the god Kronos!  Luke then tries to murder Percy with an arrow, yet Tyson positions himself between the shot, taking the arrow instead.  Tyson winds up being brought back to life with water, as Kronos swallows Grover and Luke!

Percy is able to use his sword to attack and to reduce Kronos.  Then,  The Manticore ends up being killed by Clarisse and Grover.  It nearly killed Annabeth, but Percy used The Golden Fleece to bring her back to life!  Afterward, the friends return to Camp Half-Blood to use The Golden Fleece to bring the dying camp tree back to life!

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Our second film was the anticipated Elysium!  By reaching the year 2154, there is a definite and deadly distinction between the haves and the have-nots!  All of those who have the luxuries of wealth, security, and personal satisfactions live within the Earth-orbiting space station called Elysium.  All else whom are impoverished, uneducated, and diseased live on Earth!

Jodie Foster stars as Delacourt, a ruthless leader of an Earth-orbiting luxury station called Elysium.  There, humans live in safety and security, with no fears or burdens.  All others remain on the planetary surface, dealing with the hardships of poverty, illness, warfare, and the darker sides od humanity.

Max (Matt Damon) works for Armadyne Corporation, which built Elysium.  It is during this work where he is exposed to lethal substances.  These toxic chemicals create a deadly condition within him, giving him only five days to live!  If Max wants to find a cure, he must leave Earth’s surface to reach Elysium!

His quest for assistance takes him to seek a man called Spider (Wagner Moura).  This man has helped Max before, so Max trusts him.  Spider assisted Max with sneaking into Elysium, and getting the medical supplies necessary to treat his chemical exposure.  Once inside the station, Max was able to get biogenetic technology to enhance himself, becoming stronger, as he got wiser to what was happening with Delacourt’s actions.  Yet, Delacourt learned of Max’s actions, and she sends scouts through L.A. to find him.

Spider got all of the details that he could use to give all of the Elysium residents on Earth.  Max does not help with singling out only Elysium citizens.  He deals with Kruger to get him to change Spider’s methods of operation.

While returning to Elysium, a fight occurs.  Kruger is shot.  All passengers are returned to Delacourt.  She reprimands Kruger for encouraging the shot, and he stabs her!  Delacourt dies!  Kruger proceeds to raid Elysium, seeking Max, while chasing Spider as well!

Kruger encounters Max, and a fight ensues!   The fight seems brief, and Max kills Kruger!  Max then gets into the main computer room, logging onto Elysium’s main drive.  Max starts the main systems, accessing all of the major population links, where he is able make all people legal citizens of Elysium.   As the computer does this, Max dies.

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As always, several great movies are coming!  I am looking forward to films that include Baggage Claim, Closed CircuitThe Counselor, Ender’s Game, Getaway, Jobs, Last Vegas, Prisoners, Rush, and Thor:  The Dark World!  Movies, movies, movies!

…..and wha’s your motivation????

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Bring the Rain!

August 3, 2013 at 2:57 AM (current news, human life issues, legal issues, movie reviews, public debate, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)


This was one feature that film fans had been hollering for throughout the summer!  Two of Hollywood’s hot-daddies were billed as dual headliners in an action flick that was certain to entice audiences, while the theatrics lit up the big screen.  Yes, 2 Guns did “bring the rain”!

The film begins with U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) working with Drug Enforcement Agency agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) on an undercover assignment to trace drug kingpins.  Their mission has been to infiltrate the network of a Mexican drug cartel, and danger comes at every turn!

Stigman and Trench are not exactly friendly with one another, having been forced into partnership by their agencies.  They realize that they must work together, as their mission can become lethal at any moment.  This becomes especially dangerous with the allied addition of Trench’s girlfriend, Deb (Paula Patton) to their assignment.  Now, the group must work together to track down and catch the drug traffickers while dealing with personal issues that have the potential to destroy the entire case!

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August still has several films left for the month!  Next week will feature the releases of the anticipated science-fiction film Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster!  The same date carries Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters and We’re The Millers!  August 16 will have Jim Carrey leading a cast in Kick Ass 2, along with Oprah Winfrey’s The Butler!  That day also has the openings of Jobs and Paranoia!

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When you see I gotta gun, gimme da loot, damn it!!!

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The Wolverine Is A WOW!

July 27, 2013 at 2:09 AM (comic book characters, curious research, current news, human life issues, late night studies, movie reviews, music and entertainment, public debate, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)


Like so many X-Men fanatics, I had been eagerly anticipating my chance to see the film The Wolverine!  I was glad when the day arrived for which I had made plans to be at my regular theater to view the film, and I saw that I was not alone in my eagerness for this adventure.  This recent release to the Marvel Comics franchise certainly stabbed at entries of expectation!

The movie begins with a pre-adamantium Logan (Hugh Jackman) in Japan, during World War II.  He is at Hiroshima at the time of the dropping of the atomic bomb.  Logan is in an area where he suffers the effects of the blast, as we see his flesh boiled from his body, yet regenerated time and time again due to his mutant healing capacity.

He escapes the area of the blast, getting to a place where he can rest.  During this time, he imagines Jean Grey (Famke Jannsen), and the images become frightening.  Logan leaves, walking into the woods, then to a gas station.  He sees men at this gas station who have a dead bear on their vehicle, and this bear was friendly to Logan while he was in the woods.  An altercation ensues, a Logan asks about the killed bear, the men get snide with him, and one man even strikes at Logan!

An altercation breaks out, yet Logan sees a girl.  He is hit, but he breaks free from the fight, getting away with the girl.  She is identified as Ariyako, and she means to give Logan a sword from Master Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi).  He also wants Logan to fly to Japan, yet Logan does not want to go.  Ariyako ends up convincing Logan to take the trip to Japan.

They arrive in the eastern nation, getting to the residence of Master Yashida.  Logan still is ragged from previous fights, so he is taken to be cleaned by caretakers within Yashida’s home.  Once refreshed, he is taken to a lab, where a doctor offers Logan the chance to be freed of his seeming immortality.  This doctor wants Logan’s power in order to protect his granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamato) from attacking Yakuza gangsters!

Logan again finds himself dreaming of Jean.  He is interrupted by the leader of a Japanese fighting group with which he had prior affiliations.  This person thought that Logan was dead.  However, Logan and this man go on to attend the funeral of Master Yashida.  The ceremony is interrupted, and gunfire erupts!  Another mutant attacks Logan, as Yakuza attempt to get hold of Mariko.  As some Yakuza run away, Logan is stabbed by sword through his abdomen, yet he chases his attackers!  Mariko has been separated from him.

Mariko gets onto a speeding train, as Logan follows her, with Yakuza trailing them!  Logan remains injured, yet he moves through the cars of the train, followed by sword-wielding attackers.  He and Mariko both are chased and attacked, as a fight ensues through the cars, with Logan stabbing Yakuza as the train took them to a stop at a hotel station.  There, both of them got out, checking into a room overnight.

Logan acts as a sentry outside while Mariko sleeps that night.  He has images of Jean, and he collapses from being hurt during the prior fight with the Yakuza.  He wakes up to see that his healing capacity remains lost, yet he has been stitched by a worker of the motel in which they have been resting, who happens to be a veterinarian!  Yet, the villains Harada and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) have connected, and Viper now is after Logan and Mariko!

Once they have reached Nagasaki, Logan and Mariko are growing fond of one another.  He tells her of his past, as she has images of Logan dying.  Mariko wants to tell Logan about these visions, yet she does not get the chance to do so.  Mariko is caught, surprisingly by a kidnapper who was ordered to do so by her own father!

Later, Shingen tells the other members of Yashida Corporation that Mariko has departed the business empire.  He means to kill her when his Black Ninjas arrive with Viper!  However, Harada saves Mariko, as Viper poisons Shingen!

Logan gets to Yashida Corporation headquarters, where he gets hold of medical tools to remove the parasite that has been responsible for the attempted elimination of his mutant powers.  He later fights Shingen, who is in the midst of trying to kill Yukio.  He kills Shingen, then goes with Yukio to go after Harada and Viper.  As they reach a research center where the enemies are at, Logan is attacked and caught by Harada!

Viper has Logan put into a machine that can remove his capacity for immortality.  She lets him meet Silver Samurai, who was a super-heated, Adamantium sword!  Yet, Mariko gets free to assist Logan, breaking Silver Samurai’s sword!  Harada has a change of heart while in battle, opting to help Logan to escape, yet he gets killed by Silver Samurai.  Yukio overcomes Viper by hanging her!

Logan gets into a death fight with Silver Samurai!  He ends up having his Adamantium claws cut off, and his powers of immortality being taken away from him.  Silver Samurai then shows himself to be Yashida, having faked his death all along.  Yet, Mariko steps in, stabbing Yashida with Logan’s cut-off claws, and letting Logan toss Yashida over a cliff!  As Logan passes out unconscious, he hallucinates of Jean Grey, seeming to move beyond her dying.  Mariko does go onto become the C.E.O. of Yashida  Corporation, while Yukio remains with Logan as his bodyguard, as they travel to locations yet to be revealed!

After the credits, we see that Logan returns to The U.S. two years later, and he is approached by Magneto (Sir Ian McKellan)!  The lord of magnetism allegedly needs The Wolverine’s assistance with combating a new threat against mutants that means to attempt total mutant extermination!  As Logan questions why he should trust Magneto, Professor X (Patrick Stewart) arrives!  As Logan asks how it is that Charles is alive, The Professor pointedly reminds him that he is not the only one with gifts!  MORE IS TO COME!!!!

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Of course, more films always are around the way!  Next week has Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in 2 Guns!  More of August is exciting with other eagerly-awaited films!  These include Afternoon Delight, The Butler, Elysium, Kick Ass 2, and The Mortal Instruments:  City of Bones!

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