Thursday, June 23, 2011

For what it's worth...

Right Change proudly presents Raiders of the Lost Mubarak, a PolitiZoid picture. Join Illinois Obama and Delaware Joe as they discover that foreign policy is not just a distraction from their domestic agenda, it's an adventure!
Pretty Funny!

Boy can he sing!

For all you opera fans, this is a must see. For all you people who want a good laugh, this is still a must see. INCREDIBLE!

Who's the bigger celebrity? Beiber or Obama?

Who is going to attract the bigger crowd? Read and find out who!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Visit Egypt!!!

Egypt's economy relies on tourism (and the Suez canal and cotton...not too diverse), and since the revolts, tourism has plummeted. Consider it for your next vacation, you'll love it! Well worth it!!

A non-Mormon thoughts on the Book of Mormon production

I'll confess, I wasn't too eaten up about the whole Book of Mormon musical thing as being super offensive. Maybe because, as Mormons, we have become used to disparaging remarks and negative lime-light. Maybe because I never really cared for what people thought. Probably mostly because I know what I believe in, and no matter what anyone else says, truth is truth. And I know that the Book of Mormon (the book, not the show) is a work inspired by God, it's truth. However, this article really was profound. The author, John Mark Reynolds, is not a Mormon. But he stands up for truth and rights, and I like that. This is an awesome article, not about the truth of Mormons, but about respecting religions and minorities. Have at it!

PS Amos and Andy was a show in the early 1900's about 2 African American fellows. According to some, the show pandered to "lower-class segregations" with "crude, repetitious and moronic dialogue." Apparently no one likes being cast in a negative light, go figure!

Only watch after 11:00 PM...

Thanks Chad for this one, I watched it at 10:45 but it was still funny

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Something a Little More Light Hearted

This video is HILARIOUS! Sorry for jumping on the cat band-wagon...but this one is different. Watch it, you won't regret it!

You can thank me later.

Tales of Heroism from Mexico

This teacher is a true hero! In the midst of a gang shoot out, she took charge of her kids, got them to safety, and sang songs to them to calm them down. Can you imagine yourself in her shoes? I sure can't.

Mexico teacher sings to schoolchildren during shoot-out

A nursery school teacher in Mexico has been hailed a hero after a video showed her calmly instructing her pupils to duck and cover and sing songs as a fierce gun battle raged outside their school.

Of Bambi and Forest Conservation

This article was super interesting on the impact of deer on forests. Apparently, deer gobble up all the new vegetation and don't allow anything else to regrow. This is a problem because in the future when the trees fall, the deer will eat anything before it can grow into an adult tree. Kind of changes the movie Bambi a bit, huh?

Growing Deer Population Hurts Survival Of Forests

 The white-tailed deer was a rare creature across the East Coast 100 years ago. Now it is widely overpopulated, but what does that mean for forests? A decades-long experiment has found unsettling implications for bio-diversity and the long-term survival of forests.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Voting for a Mormon?!?

So, Warren Cole Smith wrote an article saying why voting for a Mormon is wrong. Michael Otterson, head of public affairs for the LDS church, wrote an answer back that is profoundly simple. He debunks this author's 3 unfounded claims and does so in a clear, concise and loving way. I highly recommend reading this article before elections if you are hesitant about voting for a Mormon. And if you are Mormon, please don't vote for a Mormon solely based on the fact that he is Mormon. Being a Mormon does not qualify him for public office. Having a sound "grasp of economics, of foreign policy, of education and health care, of their skills as commander in chief. [And] they respond to crises, their core values and ability to unite and rally the American people" Does that sound fair?

A Mormon Perspective on Peace in the Middle East

Ever wondered what a Latter Day Saint (Mormon) believes concerning what's going on in the Middle East? This article gives a great perspective that is often lost! A must read for someone interested in the Middle East!

I often am frustrated at how many members of the church so blindly support all that Israelis do to the Palestinians, and they in turn can't understand how I can be sympathetic to a people who blow up innocent civilians. Well, this articles encourages moderation. Because, lets be honest, both sides have done some terrible, terrible things

A Latter-day Saint View of the Conflict in the Holy Land
by D. Kelly Ogden

Ever thought something was wrong with our country nowadays?

Well, this author presents some interesting points, click here to read

Throughout history, the greatest and most splendid of empires have fallen. Babylon. Rome. The Mongols. The Islamic Empire. The Turks. Great Britain. Is America immune? 

(or click on the title)

Decline and fall of the American empire

The economic powerhouse of the 20th century emerged stronger from the Depression. But faced with cultural decay, structural weaknesses and reliance on finance, can the US do it again?
"America must rediscover the qualities that originally made it great. That will not be easy."

On a lighter note, but almost equally as motivational...

Believe in yourself and others and great things will happen!

How to Start a Revolution

In light of the incredible things happening across the world now, learn about this man who helped foster the peaceful ideals that toppled dictators. Only time will tell what will come of these revolutions. Will Egypt become a vibrant democracy with Christian and Muslim living and working side by side? Or will it fall to the grasp of the Muslim Brotherhood and become a theocracy of Muslim oppressors? Whatever the case may be, the world will not be the same. We need to be aware of what's going on. This is the main reason why I am changing my blog around. To help promote American awareness. Here's to being enlightened!

(check out this website and video to learn more)

I'm mixing things up!

So, I keep finding videos, pictures, and news topics that I find amazing, and I keep posting them on facebook, but I feel like everyone gets tired of me posting them, so I am going to dedicate my blog to posting important news articles, awesome videos, motivating pictures, and an occasional post like the one below. So, here's to a fresh start! I already have a few lined up!