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Pentatonix- A Musical Evolution

4 Dec

As the times change so does the music we listen too. As a society our music reflects our culture. In a time period when Alternative Music is soaring at a all time high, a lot of new genres, bands, and sounds have come out of it. I have been fortunate to live through the 90s, with all sorts of new genres emerged, such as Ska and Grunge music.

Now music has evolved far past Nirvana, which leads me to the video I have attached. Pentatonix is an accapella group from Arlington Texas, whose talents haven’t gone unnoticed. Made up of five members, the group originally formed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off”. This group is making a movement as they tour around the country and some parts of Europe singing their accapella versions of such famous hits as Daft Punks “Harder Better Faster Stronger”as in the video.

This is just one of thousands of artists daring to make their own path with a unique talent that has started to catch the attention of many fans from all corners of the globe. Give them a listen, they are a group for all ages that focus solely on their musical talents. A rare commodity in the entertainment industry. If you like what you hear check the related content below for more on the group and their music! So for now relax.  Turn off your mind, open your ears, and enjoy!!

C.K.

Bill Clinton and Marijuana

4 Dec

Marijuana. An  extremely controversial topic, and one that has caused quite the debate in our countries history as many have pushed to get it legalized. Image

As the years have passed more and more public figures have started speaking out on their intake of Marijuana. Most recently an article came out in CNN featuring an interview with former U.S President Bill Clinton . In this interview our scandalous former President opens up on his pot use in college. President Obama has also openly stated that he has messed around with not only Marijuana but Cocaine when he was in his teens. Michael Phelps, the most decorated U.S Olympian ever has also been caught smoking Marijuana, which goes against many of the stereotypes surrounding the drug. These famous men of history are just two of a large group of public figures who have admitted to using marijuana at some point in their life time.  But many still resist, stating it is a gateway drug and leads to only negative effects on society. 

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So what will the future hold for our country and its intake of this particular drug. Currently it is only being prescribed to those who fit its needs psychological or medicinal.  In the next ten years I believe we will see a major change in our perspective of this drug and its uses. What do you think? Yes or No?

C.K. 

P.S Check out this link to see some influential pot heads of 2013. –> 

http://www.mpp.org/outreach/top-50-marijuana-users-list.html

 

Sources: 

Clinton: I Never Denied Smoking Pot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)

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R.I.P Paul Walker

3 Dec

Paul Walker

This past weekend a tragic event occured costing the life of two victims, Roger Rodas and the star of the Fast and the Furious series Paul Walker. Paul was last seen getting into a red Porshe Cayenne with friend Roger Rodas leaving a charity event in which the two were involved in. Shortly after leaving the car crashed into a tree, bursting into flames and exploded incinerating both victims.

Outside of his film success, Walker did a large amount of charity work, and helped  get and  donate over $150 million dollars to charitys all through out the world. Walker was a marine biologist, who stared in  the National Geographic documentary “Shark Men” to which the star helped develop data over 5 years to help better understand Great White Sharks and their living habits.

Paul Walker was a father, nature lover, adrenalie junky, and an A list actor who will not be easily forgotten. With a life as adventureous and high octane as Walkers, many say he would of went out smiling from just enjoying the ride.

R.I.P Paul Walker

C.K.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/02/showbiz/paul-walker-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/paul-walker-car-crash-due-drag-racing-sources-article-1.1535394

The times are changing, so is our Weather..

11 Nov

As the years have gone by, we have seen a intense change in our climates in the U.S. I myself live in an area dominated by Winter (Go Bills) that for the past five- six years have seen an alternate version of winter, one I am not used too. This is happening all over our country, places that are usually warm and dry have experienced cold temperatures and snow, and some places have seen warm weather where usually they are at the freezing point this time of the year.

In this scoop it article I have placed in my blog, is an article on the changing climate of the MidWest and how this will not only effect them but all of the other climate zones in our country. Its interesting that our climate has started going through intense changes in the same time period as  our technological advances have gone through the roof, changing everything we know and how we do it. Is it a coincidence? If one was to follow a time line of our technological advances from 1990 until now while also following a timeline of our climate changes, they would see as we have advanced technological, we have also began to see more and more changes in our countries weather.

This is a topic that will need further research, but keep a look out for an update on this topic soon! As I said is it a coincidence? Does this technology, these Ipads, and tablets, and phones and now watches all come at a price that we aren’t aware of?

C.K

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/a-world-without-winter/Content?oid=3008074

Gay Parents Are Like ‘5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive Cars,’ Apostle … – Huffington Post

2 Nov

See on Scoop.itControversy Kid

Gay Parents Are Like ‘5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive Cars,’ Apostle …
Huffington Post
… off on a controversial study about gay parenting, which claimed to find disadvantages for children raised by same-sex parents.

Kevin Au‘s insight:

Gay Marriage, an already controversial issue, but now that it has grown and become legal in over 10 states many people have begun to critize it further. In this article Apostle Paul Rodger has made many discriminating and controversial comments about Gay parents ability to have and raise children.”Well, we have 5-year-olds who think they can drive cars but the reality is there is a certain way that things are structured and there are certain things that are in order.”That is just one of the many obsurd comments Paul made in his live interview on Fox. A controversial man in a very controversial topic defiinelty lit the powder keg and has sparked an insane amount of feedback, that hasnt be in favor towards our friend Paul the Apostle. In the scheme of things hes only one of thousands who share similar opinions but what can be learned from this? Should the government make a stand? How far is too far?

See on www.huffingtonpost.com

MissInfo.tv » Jay Z Responds to Critics Over Barneys Controversy

2 Nov

See on Scoop.itControversy Kid

40 Responses to “Jay Z Responds to Critics Over Barneys Controversy”. nar Says: October 26th, 2013 at 11:30 pm. In other words barneys said “go out there and save us, boy” flips it from racial profiling to about ” to help …

Kevin Au‘s insight:

Racial profiling has gone a long way since the civil rights movement more than 50 years ago. That being said it still hasn’t gone too far from our culture. A couple weeks back a 19 year old named Trayon Christain was arrested after purchasing a $350 belt from world famous Barney’s New York. This all occured after a clerk assumed the credit card Trayon used to purchase the belt was stolen. Now many celebrities are speaking out about the manner including Jay-Z in the scoopit article above. Very controversial topic, a issue with our culture that seems to be almost never ending. But who is at fault for these prejudices? The media? Us as a people? Who do we really point the finger that, that is the question.

See on www.missinfo.tv

How much do they really need to know about us? Does privacy even exist anymore…?

4 Oct

 

With all of the current issues and scrutiny our government is facing, many have started to wonder about how we are monitored as a society.   Edward Snowden, a NSA representaive you may have heard of who went rogue and published information about our country and what it monitors to not only the public but to many other countries as well including our good friend Russia.

While Snowden sits in his new home in Russia, the government is putting in over time in its attempts to undo the damage done to its reputation.  Regardless of the treason Snowden may or may not committed, the cross-hairs are still on our government. Have we lost our privacy? How much of our privacy must be sacrificed for safety? Food for thought.

C.K

http://www.scoop.it/t/us-governm/curate

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/02/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-us-law

http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/nov/01/snowden-nsa-files-surveillance-revelations-decoded#section/1