The recent release of the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie has been garnering a fair share of attention, with fans looking forward to the revitalization of the franchise, and actors potentially benefiting from their exposure in major roles. There has been plenty of talk over Benedict Cumberbatch’s casting as Khan and his potential to play villainous characters, but much of the popular press doesn’t seem to touch on the larger implications of Cumberbatch’s casting. Read the rest of this entry »
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I liked the topic of today because being an FBI always sparked my interest. I wouldn’t want to work in the graphic (in dead bodies) department because I wouldn’t want to have that on my mind on imagery.
Suicide is the leading cause of firearm death.
With this fact I instantly thought about the movies where people just shoot their selves other unnecessary reasons. In real life when you kill yourself your life is over and there is no turning back. It’s almost glamorized in movies. Like Wanted for example for gun violence. it was glamorized because they were assassins going after the “bad guy” so it was portrayed as a good thing when the bad people were shot and killed, like a celebration. The truth about gun violence is when people have guns, they think they’re powerful in some way, but really you are just carrying your fear in your hands. The main reason to buy a gun is for protection, but most people use it fr other reasons like trying to solve disputes with guns and in the process killing innocent people. I think gun-violence can make the list as the most leading cause of death.
Today for Ms. Michelle class , we had a guest speaker come in and teach us about differences between working for the state, and working for minneapolis.. our guest speaker worked for minneapolis and explained things i didn’t even know. like when you have a non emergency call , you call a specific number instead of calling 911, then being transferred.
It is important to live healthy, exercise, and eat healthy. It will help you out in the long term when your old. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t exercise i think its a pretty fun experience. You loose weight and feel awesome afterwards. and eating healthy there’s tons of delicious fruits and vegetable.. Like for example.. strawberries, bananas, cabbage, etc. i can go on and on.
so today we had a heart to heart conversation about body image and what we honestly and truthfully think about ourselves .. i think this was one of my most favorite discussions .. because it made me really open up and truthfully explain what i honestly feel about myself .. i think this exercise really made me get to know myself a lot more, and i also think this will make me a better person each and everyday.
In a recent study by the UN, it was found that firearms cause an average 60% of all homicides.
Gun violence leads to significant monetary costs. Phillip J. Cook estimated that gun violence costs the USA $100 billion annually.
70 to 80 million Americans own guns.
Most guns used in crimes are stolen, either from homes or gun dealers.
40-45% of households in the U.S. contain a gun. This translates into a loaded gun in one in every ten households with children, and a gun that’s left unlocked and just “hidden away” in one in every eight family homes.
If things seem crazy…you should stop and think about it.
If you wish…to be someone else, who would be you?
Everything in life is easy if…you make it happen.
When you get old…everything becomes clear and understandable.
A true friend is…someone who accepts their friend for who they are.
I just don’t understand why…people judge body image and determines that to be personality.
Life is like…a journey that never ends.
Happiness is…when you accept yourself for who and what you do.
If you feel like giving up…think about what you can give up.
If you want to be a winner… anything is possible.
If you are tired of working…ask yourself what can you benefit from not working.
The great thing about getting old is…you become more mature.
Life’s ups and downs are…a disappointment, but can always be changed.
You’ve got to…get yourself out there, and give it a shot.
If you want good advice, you should…think of what can benefit you if you tried it.
Today during our morning session we had four different guest speakers, and they all had different information to share. The first speaker was a sheriff, he told us about his job, possible life situations involving police encounters, and he also gave us his view point of gun violence causes. Then we had two more guest speakers named Coach Mohamed and Queen they both had personal experiences involving gun/gang violence and they encouraged everyone to speak out against it, and to keep working on our education as young people. The last speaker was the woman from the anti gun violence organization we are making postcards for, she told us the story of what made her want to start the organization. All of those guest speakers were very helpful for gaining information on the topic, so now we all have enough to make our designs.