Saturday, November 29, 2008

Consumerism at It's Best

My trip to Target was a long one. Waking up at 4:15 in the morning to go shop wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but the day was the epic Black Friday. Black Friday only comes around once a year. This would be my first taste of what it is like to participate in the long wait for consumerism.
The line was fairly short when I arrived at 5 o clock that morning. As time expired the line grew with length of bodies reaching to O'Charley's, a restaurant a block away from the store. When the doors opened people seemed to be fairly calm, walking to sections of the store and casually shopping like any other day. Then some people bursted into a sudden sprint for the electronics department. That's when I became apart of the herd. I sprinted right along with everybody else waiting impatiently in line to claim expensive electronics that were half priced. When the costumer service station had ran out of stocked items one employee opened the stock room for sale. Everybody was pushing and shoving to get the latest and greatest items. I felt like I was in the stock market as the employee would pass out Guitar Hero: World Tour for the Wii. The consumers would shout and create attention to themselves in order to claim one of these items for themselves. Black Friday was one of the most intense shopping days that I have ever experienced in my seventeen year old life. I hope this level of stress for a video game never occurs again.

This is What We Bleed

These are just some of the people who would die for their personal beliefs

Friday, November 28, 2008

Buying the Votes

Out of the total people that were asked, "Would you sell your permenant right to vote? And if so, for how much," the results were surprisingly high. I'm sort of shell shocked that majority of the people were polled would trade their vote in for money. Even thought this is obiviously not possible, but just imagine that there was no law for buying out votes. Look at all the people in the nation of America who would be misrepresented. Look at how the government would be run today. Look at the totalitarianism that would arise because of the people who take their vote for granted. I think that people who would trade their permenant vote for money is bad deal. Sure your living for today and not tomorrow's satifaction, but wait until the time arises when you have a confliction with the government taxing heavily on your expensive luxuries. Then what are you going to do? You sold your vote so you have no say in the government. In conclusion my opinion to take the money and run is a terrible trade in the long run. Every vote counts. Prime example, Election of 2004.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Last Meal

The death penalty is a fragile topic discussed in the states. Many people believe that the death penalty should not be used in the court of law as a consequence towards the defendant. I believe that the death penatly should be used only under very specific restrictions. The rulings must be clear and precise before the decision is comfirmed. The death penatly should only be used when the defendant has committed an extreme felony. Even then the decision should be decided upon the court from the situation at hand.
There is also the next question added to the death penalty. How should the criminal be killed if the death penalty is the ruling? Should they be chopped by guillotine or injected with poison? I think that the only the least extreme type of death should be used if and only if the felon is convicted.