Reality Snapbacks

Bates Motel: How it Should Have Ended

I have been a Psycho lover since Alfred Hitchcock’s original film in the 1960’s. I mean, who could ever forget the famous shower scene? I even found joy in the second and third sequel. The film successfully became a trilogy.

So, of course I was very excited when I saw that they were making a television show about the psycho. We would finally get to see Norman’s background story that led him to his psychosis lifestyle.

It was definitely an emotional roller coaster for the five season series, but I was very displeased at the end.

Let me say first that I love how they revisited the famous shower scene in the final season. Except they did it differently. Instead of it being the woman who got killed in the shower, it was a man, and it was fabulous. The only difference is there was no blood rinsing down the drain.

Obviously I expected everyone to die, but not Norman. The final episode concludes with Officer Romero being shot and killed by Norman, who then has a serious mental collapse, in which he mentally travels back in time where him and his mother, Norma, moved to the hotel to start their lives anew. He carries his mother’s corpse back to their home, where he makes dinner, then calls his brother, Dylan, to come over and ‘rekindle’ their distant relationship. Dylan agrees, since he knows that Romero broke him out of jail. Dylan shows up, gun in hand, walks in and finds Norma’s lifeless body sitting at the dinner table. This causes Dylan and Norman to have a serious argument about whats real and what is fake. The show ends with the two brothers fighting it out, and when Norman tries to stab Dylan, Dylan shoots him. Dylan, along with his wife and daughter, live their happy lives.

The ending was very powerful, as it showed the grave site, mother and son buried side by side, except Norma’s side had this beautiful long poem, while Norman’s side was plain and empty.

But. Norman. Is. Not. Supposed. To. Die.

That’s not how it played out in the films, anyways. He was supposed to be admitted to the psych ward, where he would eventually be released. Which is exactly how they should’ve ended it, because then it would’ve picked back up in the second film.

I love the films and I love the show, but I feel like it leaves a huge gap between the two. The series cannot be based on Norman’s life as a child and teen if they kill him off, because then the original second and third film don’t fit in.

But all in all, it was a fabulous show, and I did love every minute of it!

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Product Living

The Galaxy Note 8 Is Everything Sexy! 

Everyone knows about Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ which seem to be on their way of becoming a smash hit. The record shows that the S8 models already out sold the S7 models pre-orders by 30%, and the S7 models were Samsung’s best selling phones ever. 

The S8 models have an infinity display, which Samsung introduced with these models, which also include thin bezels and no home button! How neat. It’s almost completely touch screen now… like, step up your game apple, I’m struggling here! 

I think this will make many of my friends happy because they’re all Samsung owners. I’m pretty much the outcast with my iPhone 6S plus. 😒😂

If you have picked up one of the S8 models, then you hold the most stunning and the strongest smartphone of time, there’s almost nothing that you could want more.. 

Except for the Note 8! 


The new Note model will be dropping in the second half of this year. And if it’s everything the critics are saying, then the Galaxy owners and iPhone owners alike will all be jealous! iPhone users will be especially jealous due to the fact that Apple only releases once a year. Whereas Samsung keeps people on their toes throughout the year, releasing new additions to their multiple lines. 

Muhsin M. Belaal Auckburaully, a graphic designer worked in partnership with DBS Designing, stated that the Note 8 should feature a huge 6.4-inch QHD+ display and a screen-to-body ratio that’s even better than the 83% ratio on the Galaxy S8. Other expected specs include 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, microSDXC support, a new dual-lens rear camera setup, an iris scanner, and a huge 4,000 mAh battery that hopefully doesn’t explode.
Now, of course these are just concepts on what we think the phone will look like, but it’s not for certain what Samsung plans on doing, as it won’t be confirmed for a few more months. But the details provided alone make me want to leave Apple! A nice size battery with dual lenses and a great amount of memory?! Who would turn that down? Even Apple offers low amounts of memory, like, wtf? 😂 

I assume the Samsung Note 8 and the new Apple models will be dropping around the same time, so if Apple can’t get it together then you all just might see this Apple owner switch up the lifestyle and go Samsung! 

Do you think it’s everything we hope for? Would it be worth the switch or upgrade? Let me know below! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

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Thunder Over Louisville 2017

You all know this one is going to be special to me, because this is my hometown. 

Today marks the day of the yearly Thunder Over Louisville! I’m so sad that I Will be missing it two years in a row! The firework show turns 27 this year! 

Some of you all may be asking yourself “what the hell is thunder over Louisville?” Well, I have the answers to that! Thunder Over Louisville is an event that takes part in the Kentucky derby. It’s started at 2:30 this afternoon, and will end around 10 tonight. During the day you are deafened by fascinating air shows and at night, usually around 9-9:30, the city is lit up on the Ohio river due to amazing firework displays. There’s also great music, delicious “fair style” foods, beers, bands, rides, and literally thousands of people on both the Kentucky side and the Indiana side. It basically kicks off the start of the Derby, since it’s a two week celebration. This year marks the 143rd Derby, so it’s kind of a big deal! 😜😉

Celebrities even come to town to enjoy the festivities that the Kentucky Derby brings to the lovely city of Louisville. We have thunder Over Louisville, the Pegasus Parade, the Steamboat Race, the Balloon Glow and Balloon Race, along with the Derby itself, and so much more. It’s literally the most expensive and most extravagant festival we hold in Louisville. 

You definitely want to get your hands on a Pegasus pin, because that gets you into all of the event special locations with no charge. For example, with a Pegasus pin in hand, you gain access to the great lawn on the riverfront, which is one of the best places to be during the show. 

I’m going to compare Thunder Over Louisville to Mardu Gras, only for the fact that you have such a gargantuan crowd of drunk people trying to get around and enjoy themselves! 😂 

There are a couple of downfalls, first being the weather if you’re not prepared. It can be very chilly on the riverfront, so a jacket and blanket are always recommended. Secondly, the bathroom situation! We’ve all used porter potties before, but the line to get into one can be very annoying, especially if you need to go asap. You’d be better off renting a location in one of the skyscrapers for a more convenient bathroom situation if you’re one of the frequent “goers.” Thirdly, TRAFFIC! Oh my lanta! Traffic is one of the worst things to deal with during thunder. It usually takes all of 3 hours to get home, depending on where you’re staying. Lastly, reception. Don’t think you’re going to go down there and have signal to be all over social media and making phone calls, because you won’t. The crowd gets so big that the towers literally get over powered. So save those intense moments for when you have a bar or two, because I guarantee they won’t last long! 

It’s worth it though. It’s a beautiful experience that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing with my family and friends over the years. There really is no other festival like it. 

Reality Snapbacks

Bravo Housewives Update: Who’s Leaving & Who’s Returning?

We all know that reality television is not for everyone, but lets face it, the percentage of viewers is pretty high for the ever extending franchise. Even though we have seen some cities crumble, such as Washington D.C., as well as Miami, there is no denying that the major cities, such as New York City & Atlanta, have been going strong for many years now!

So lets get down to the nitty gritty shall we?

New Jersey Housewives

Well, this one is going to be VERY unexpected, but none other than the drama woman herself is to return, and if you’re a true housewife watcher, then you already know who I am speaking of! Yes, that’s right, Danielle Staub is to be returning for the 8th season! How insane is that? Danielle left after season two since the entire cast united against her. But what’s more insane is that she will be returning to the show due to her friendship with the one and only Teresa Guidice. You heard that correctly, apparently after the table flipping, exposing Teresa’s family issues, and prostitution whore comments, they finally settled their differences. Now, it’s not set in stone yet if Danielle will just be a frequent guest appearing on the show, or if she will officially return as a housewife. But she’s jumping with glee now that her new pal Teresa, is finally done with Jacqueline Laurita.


Which brings me to the one leaving the show. Yes, Jacqueline is calling it quits yet again with the franchise, which is understandable, giving that when she was on season 7, she literally came off as a mad woman, dealing with the hardcore realities that Teresa and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, have become close once more. She also had her emotional hands full with trying to sell their luxurious home, as well as dealing with their young autistic son. But i honestly think she decided to quit after the producers denied her daughter, Ashley Holmes, from becoming a full time housewife.

Orange County Housewives


It brings me great sadness to say that my favorite O.C. housewife, Heather Dubrow, will not be returning for season 12. Dubrow felt as if she has ran her limit on the show and is ready to pursue her other aspirations with her husband. I loved this woman! She was so stuck up and in a nutshell when she first aired on the show, but slowly loosened up thanks to Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson. She was so funny and comical, yet so professional and all that! She will truly be missed by yours truly.


Another familiar face won’t be making their returning debut. It’s a blonde, can you guess who? Don’t worry, it’s nobody important, it’s only Meghan King Edmonds.  There was not much information leaked as too why she decided not to return. But her and hubby, Jim Edmonds, did welcome their beautiful baby girl into the world, after going through in vitro on season 11. Meghan was a bit of an outcast as well, giving that she didn’t get along with a lot of the other women.

Don’t worry, Tamra will be returning, even though Vicki and Kelly Dodd tried really hard to get her removed from the show due to their intense amounts of drama last season, but Bravo was not having it. If anything I would have loved to see Kelly get fired, she’s not that good of a person, but we get it, Vicki needs someone on her side.

Atlanta Housewives


Even though the 9th season is still going – reunion part 2 of 4 airs this Sunday – there is already talk in the streets that Phaedra Parks will not be returning to the franchise, due to her extreme manipulations and lies against some of the other housewives such as Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. I used to love me some Phaedra, especially when she was close with Kandi, but now, I feel joy come over my body when the idea of her leaving sets in. Karma much?


But! Guess who will be returning for season 10?! No, not NeNe, sadly. But none other than the Atlanta blonde broad herself, Miss Kim Zolciak! Don’t be tardy for the party… More like don’t be tardy for the plastic surgery or duck lip injections! But in all honesty, I kind of like Kim, I mean, she is an original. Plus the drama between her and Kenya Moore is real. You might have seen the preview of their beef if you watched the season finale. It will also gives the viewers a chance to see how Kim and Kandi mend their friendship. I am very excited for this return.

That’s all I have for now. Nothing has changed with the New York City housewives, though there was speculation that Jill Zarin was going to return, but all we know is that she makes a guest appearance on this season.

I hope this brings some enlightenment to your reality life!

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The Unicorn Frappuccino Believers!

Do you enjoy a nice cup of coffee? Do you believe in Unicorns? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this drink just might be for you! Let’s hop right into my experience with it!

This new, limited edition of a frappuccino, offered by Starbucks has taken the nation by storm. The image shown above is their newest item, the Unicorn frappuccino. It is literally the most amazing thing a believer could hope for.

I made sure to get my hands on one, because I have no problem spending money on and tasting anything with the word unicorn in it. What can I say, I’m a true believer!

The drink is very popular, as I had to search multiple locations before I finally came across one that still had the ingredients in stock. That’s right, not every location is selling the product, and the ones that are, are selling out quickly.

I traveled 5 miles just to get my hands on one, and within the 20 minutes of me being inside the establishment, roughly 15 were sold. Grown men were drinking them, women, children, all walks of life! because lets face it, we all need some unicorn in our life at least once.

The drink is very beautiful, its a true work of art. You have the blue syrup  wrapped around the cup, with the pink drink added in the middle. Then they throw on the whipped cream and dash some pink and blue sprinkles on top. Once you mix it all together, it turns into a lovely shade of purple, but sadly, there is no rainbow action, as some may have expected (like myself).

They are not lying when they say the drink is SOUR! I enjoy sour things, I have my entire childhood. I was raised on shock tarts, warheads, sour gummies, etc. So I was ready, or, so I thought! That drink had my face all the way contorted. But it was so worth it. So if you cannot handle extremely sour things, then you should probably stick to your venti mocha.

One thing I would like to discuss is the nutritional facts. I find it quite comical that people are literally bashing the drink for not being healthy. Please look at the picture and tell me if this cotton candy looking drink has healthy written on it at all? People who even consider it to be part of the healthy food pyramid just make me quiver. IQ levels these days.

There are 76 grams of sugar in a 24 oz. which can be expected, since its literally made out of sugar. There are also 12 grams of fat. This drink is equivalent to three snickers bars. Now answer me this, who has not eaten 3 snickers bars before? Really, suck it up. Don’t drink it if you don’t want it, but don’t knock others down just because it’s not your cup of tea… or frappuccino.

It does however, have 15% of vitamin A & 25% calcium. It also has 7 grams of protein. So take some good with the bad. Also, keep in mind, this is for a large. I only saw one person purchase a large frappuccino. Most consumers got a medium, along with myself.

My experience with it was amazing, and I got it all on camera! Check out the video below, and tell if you’re going to become a believer and try it out for yourself!

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The 13 Reasons Why… 

You may have heard abou the new Netflix original series 13 Reasons why, since it’s been the talk of all social media outlets since it’s premier on March 31st. I have many points to this topic, so I’m going to try and make it as organized as possible, just bare with me. 

First, a summary of the show’s first season.. we kick off with the suicide of a high school sophomore named Hannah Baker, who, upon her death, made 13 cassette tapes, referring to the 13 people who helped “aid” in her suicidal death, whether it was by bullying, raping, or not doing enough to save her from her depression. Each episode focuses on a cassette; 13 suspects, 13 cassettes, 13 episodes. 

I will say that this show is very intense, so if you can’t handle watching explicit scenes or rape and suicide, then this show probably isn’t for you. 

The description of the story are spot on, if I do say so myself. It understands and defines the levels of tearing someone a part, starting with the breaking of ones heart, to destroying ones reputation, onto breaking of ones spirit, ending with breaking ones soul, which results in ending ones life. 

There has been so much negative speculation on the show, by people saying that it’s over dramatized and highly inaccurate. Speculation has also been made saying that it highly fantasizes the outcome of someone committing suicide. Well, here is why I call absolute bullshit on that:

  1. Many shows often have at least ONE episode that fantasizes suicide where a character will “die” to see the outcome of how the lives of others are effected, and yet everyone on this planet doesn’t bat an eye. 
  2. How in the hell can one overly dramatize something as real life as this? 
  3. Suicide: can someone explain to me how one is supposed to react when suicidal? I mean I just don’t think people really pay attention to real life anymore. Robin Williams is a perfect example. He gave off the persona that he was as happy as anyone could possibly be, yet fought depression so bad that he couldn’t deal with it anymore and took his own life. 
  4. Rape: please, don’t even start with me. The first rape victim became an alcoholic and drug user because of it. Which, if you look at real life statistics, I’d say that’s pretty spot on. As for the other rape victim? Well, that was the tipping point for her suicide. 
  5. Name calling and fabrication: 1 in 3 people are called something derogatory, and fabricated upon, ESPECIALLY while in grade school. I know that better than anyone else. I was the gay queer that had a crush on every single guy in the neighborhood, just because I was openly gay. Shit talking is the number one thing that lives in those adolescent years. Even adults do it, the workplace is full of it. Hence the saying “this is so high school”. 
  6. Being sexualized: seriously? This was over dramatized? Our entire nation is based upon men and women being attractive and sexually appealing. That’s why blonde hair and blue eyes are a thing, because that’s what America wants. It’s all over our magazines, newspapers and even our televisions. 

I have never seen something focus on the very structure of suicide, and get it so nearly spot on. I say nearly, for the fact that depression comes in many different shapes and sizes. Someone can be depressed by life changing circumstances, while the other could be depressed due to grief or medical conditions. So, depression in this series is loosely explored and defined, but it gives us a better idea and understanding: you really don’t know what someone is going through. 

Now, I will not lie, this show did piss me off, very much. In the show, everyone wanted to keep it a secret, per Hannah’s request. But this grew more and more unbearable for her lover, Clay Jensen. He wanted so bad to just out everybody, and grew the courage to try do to so, very often, but every time, someone would tell him no, and he would basically be like “ok”, which is stupid, because in real life, anyone would turn in the evidence to get the story out there, or at least I would. 

I was also perturbed when all of the suspects, who were undoubtedly guilty, would constantly blame the dead girl. Yeah, it’s so easy to blame someone who is no longer breathing right? This more or less bothered me because it reminds of the real world. On the news today you can hear people say “well, if she wasn’t wearing a skirt or wearing a tank top then she wouldn’t have been raped,” or something along the line of “boys will be boys.” But don’t let it fool you, this even happens in the show! At the end, the counselor tells Hannah to “just move on” when she’s opening up about being raped. I know it’s just a show, but I literally wanted to jump through my television and beat his face myself. 

Which leads me to my next point. 

This show covers so much real life in today’s perspective that it’s not even funny. You have two gay fathers raising an adopted daughter, you have a meth head mother who chooses her abusive boyfriend over her son, you have the perfect rich kid who can buy his way out of everything, you have the kid who has a cop for a parent and therefore is untouched, you have lesbian as well as gay couples. You have the family owned business being overtaken by the big corporation. There is even a point in the show where they point out the hatred battles going on in the world. It graphs out what really goes on the the world today, and it’s so realistic, and I think that’s what really gets under people’s skin. 

What really want to know is how they got the “suicide” wrong? So many speculators say it’s not accurate. But how? Because she cut her wrists the right way? Or was it because her reasonings don’t add up to their standards? Or maybe it was the fact that people believe they’re (suicidals) going to do what they want so why bother trying? These are questions that I will probably never get the answer to. But I think this show is a great view, and I feel that it can be very educational. I know we are imperfect beings, but at some point, somewhere, we gotta see a change. Parents rather raise their kids being mean, vicious, murderers, instead of raising them with love, compassion and understanding. 

I’m not asking you to agree with me. But I’m asking you to take a look for yourself. I’d rather do my best to help someone, than to go on while they continue to suffer. Don’t be like the kids

I will advise another warning though, if you do watch the show. The rape and suicide scenes are very real-like, and very intense. Proceed with caution. 

Personal

Hundredth Blog Special: My Parents 💙🌹❤️

This is a very special blog for me. Given that this is my hundredth post, I figured I’d focus on something really special and close to my heart, nothing other than my parents! 

The world is so focused on the negative in everything; people are more interested in tearing others apart. So let me take the time to show and gloat about how amazing my family truly is! 

Let me start off by saying that my parents are my everything. I will always be there for them, no matter what. They have my back, and I’ll always have theirs, that’s how it works. 

My mother is a truly remarkable woman. I literally haven’t met someone as strong as her. She has seen death so many times, through herself and through others, yet that woman still wakes up everyday, puts a smile on her face, and laughs life it’s nobody’s business. I envy that about her, because I could never go through the things she’s been through and be able to deal with it the way that she does. It truly is remarkable. 

She’s a fighter too. Like, I can’t even emphasize that enough. My mother had a horrible car accident in 1996, where she broke her leg, and ripped off her face. She was pronounced dead during the ambulance pick up THREE times, yet she kept coming back, because all she could think about is her two little boys. 

If you read my blog about my brother in the December archive, then you will understand that my mother also lost him to the lord. My mother lost her ability to walk, speak, and even had to suffer from losing her eldest son. Most people would probably just throw in the towel, especially at just 23 years old. But this woman, pulled through, for her kids. Even when the doctor told her she would never walk again, she simply gave a simple “f**k you”, and before two years passed, she was on her own two feet again. 

My beautiful mother, who you can see next to me in the photo, has the strongest will I’ve ever seen. Since the car accident, her health has always been playing with her. She’s had cancer upto 5 times-and I’m sure I’m probably down by a few; she’s had problems with her leg ever since, though it still does what it needs to do, and so did she. My mother even went right back to work the moment she could. She busted her ass every night to be able to support us, all of while being a single mother, might I add. 

I won’t put all of her business out here, this is enough to give you a glimpse of what my mother has been through. Even though she has been through hell and back, many times throughout her life, she still manages to wake up every day, smile, laugh, and love. I’m always proud to have her as my mother. I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s always been my rock, my fighter, my cheerleader, my mom, and my friend. She has always managed to make sure I was taken care of, and still does to this day, even though I’m 25 now! 😂 but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m just happy that now I can always return the favor for her, and help her out in any ways that I can, and I always will, because someone who has fought as long as she has, deserves for someone to take the weight off sometimes. I’m her number one cheerleader. I LOVE YOU MOMMY!

My daddy is just as important to me. Even though he’s been in my life for four years, it feels like he’s been a part of my life from the beginning. He’s been the male support system that I have always lacked, in my life. We actually learn a lot from each other, since I’ve never had a real father role model, and he’s never had a child. He’s so supportive, like my mother, and he’s just as protective. 

My daddy has a very beautiful background. He spent most of his childhood in his home country, which is Honduras. While he was living there, he had to learn how to work and survive at a very early age. For those who don’t know much about countries outside of the wealthier known, you typically start working as soon as you can walk and talk. So, thanks to his such vast knowledge of the work force, he knows how to provide, save, and survive, even in the USA, because let’s face it, it’s a struggle to stay above water, no matter where you live. Another amazing thing about him is that, since he’s been in my life, my views and lifestyle has broadened. I’m all wrapped up in the Spanish cultures, foods, and language. 

I have a father that I can actually talk to, bond with, and love. That may seem weird to people on the outside, but I think it’s easy to comprehend since I literally went 21 years without a father figure. Yes, I’ve had male role models in my family, but that’s not the same as an actual father. It’s a truly amazing experience that I actually thought I wouldn’t grasp in life. I’m blessed, just like my beautiful mommy. I love you daddy!

But what really melts my heart, is the love that they share for one another. It’s the most remarkable and amazing thing I’ve ever seen. They have taught me so much about a real, honest, loving relationship. They work through any and all hardships, they’re also opposites, so in a way, they complete each other. It’s truly a beautiful site. 

I’m blessed to have them as my parents and I would never have it any other way. After all of the hardships we’ve all faced in our lives, we finally have peace and comfort in the bond we have as a family. I’ll love and defend them until the day I die. 

Make sure you always cherish your parents, and let them know how much you love them!

News & Politics

Trump’s Syrian Airstrike Decision

“Our Support For Assad Is NOT Unconditional!”

It has been a very intense 24 hours. Around 8:30 pm last night – Thursday, April 6th – Donald Trump gave orders to send 60 tomahawk missiles to Syrian Saran Airbase. This rash decision should the entire world.

shortly after the missile attack, Trump took the center stage and gave a speech for his reasoning behind his decision, and it just might come as a shock to all of you… He gave the statement saying that he could not bare to see the images of children, men and women dying due to the chemical attack on a Syrian rebel base located outside of Damascus.

This will shock most, if not all of the people, due to the fact that Trump is the same man that denied Syrian refugees just a few months ago, when he took office. So, it’s really hard to tell what he’s really concerned about. Maybe, at least now, he will think twice about reaching out to help these poor, displaced refugees that just want to live a peaceful life. Literally, think of the children!

Allegedly, there was a warning message sent to Syrian and Russian militants regarding the planned missile attack, 24 hours before the bombing, giving the Syrian militants enough time to clear the space, which, also doesn’t make much sense to me. Is this a strategic move of some sort? If you can figure this one out, please do share with me!

Trump gave the order to attack the air base without getting approval from Congress, nor did he have the support of the UN or NATO. Going by protocol, this calls for impeachment, but we will wait and see, I suppose. He ordered the attack to “send Assad a message” regarding the use of chemical attacks.

Mitch McConnell had a lot to say regarding the topic as well. He told all the viewers in a meeting this morning that “Russia is not our friend”, & that “there will be no peace in Syria with Assad in power.”

A lot of viewers are speculating that the powers of China, Russia, & North Korea are debating what the motives of the United States really are, & where we stand.

Senator Jame Rischs said that our founding fathers had set rules in place to avoid conflict like this, which have been deteriorating over the years, due to everyone thinking they have the power to do what they want.

Trump did meet with the Chinese president after the Syrian attack, but it was full of ass kissing if you will, giving compliments and stating that “progress has been made.” The trade relationship between the U.S. and China was also on the table during their meeting, along with the conversation of China help relieving North Korea threats to the U.S. But there was no mention of the attack on Syria.

Both, Russian and Iranian Congress condemn the U.S. for the rash decision to attack Syria.

Russia is so pissed, to put it lightly, that the no-intercept treaty has been lifted over Syria. So now, Russia can intercept the U.S. and vise versa.

Russian UN envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, had a lot to say during the emergency meeting at the UN today. He started off with a powerful opening: “aggression strengthens terrorism.” he also stated that the U.S. actions were illegitimate, and that they offered no professional alternatives. He also noted that the U.S. attack is a flagrant violation of international law.

safronkov also brought up the fact that the U.S comes off as hypocritical, due to the fact that when there was a chemical attack in Mosul, Iraq, nothing made the new stations, nor were there any headlines in our newspapers. He asked if America considers Iraq second class citizens, or if America puts them in a different category of humans.

UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley gave a speech at the emergency meeting as well. She said, & I quote: “Iran & Russia bare responsibility for the atrocities. America is justified in the attack.”

I’ll leave you with this to ponder…

Is America now bought into the Syrian civil war? Or is this just a one-off “message to Assad” regarding the chemical attack? Are we heading into WWIII? Drop your answers below!

Here is a video I made regarding the situation. Check out my YouTube channel for more! Be sure to subscribe.

 

 

News & Politics

Chemical Warfare on Idlib

WARNING ⚠️! SCENES OF GRAPGIC NATURE AND DEAD CHILDEN! MATURE GUIDENCE RECOMMENDED!

For most people in the world, this passed Tuesday was just another day of the week, but for the community of Idlib, Tuesday would be a dark day, full of pain, sadness, and death. 

Two men receiving oxygen after the air strike, 04/17
On Tuesday, a very devastating chemical airstike was dropped over the rebel-held province of Idlib, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. The civil war in Syria has been going on for six years now, and this attack may have just fueled some very intense fires. The chemical attack has left dozens of people – including children – dead or critically injured. 
So far, upwards of 80 people have been killed due to the air strike, an air strike In which many speculators say was played out by the Syrian army. The Syrian army has denied these accusations. Less than 24 hours after the first chemical air strike, more air strikes reportedly started hitting the same part of town. Speculation points to the Syrian army due to the fact that towns like the province of Idlib, Are held by rebels opposing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

Idlib, Syria

 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights first said at least 58 people, among them 11 children, passed out from inhaling the toxic chemicals released into the air. Many others died later after the initial exposure.

The chemical, which the World Health Organization said could be a nerve agent, caused many victims to choke, foam at the mouth, and writhe in pain before passing out. “It was like a winter fog,” Mariam Abu Khalil, a teenager who saw several residents of her hometown die, told The New York Times.

Bodies after the chemical air strike 04/17
Turkey said it dispatched 30 ambulances to Idlib following chlorine gas attacks in the northwestern province, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported. Syrian opposition health minister Firas Jundi put the death toll at more than 100 civilians and said 500 others, mostly children, were sickened or burned by the chemicals. It is the largest chemical attack in Syria since August 2013, when sarin gas killed hundreds of civilians in Ghouta near Damascus. 


When asked what changes might be expected in the world regarding chemical weapons given the gas attack, one Syria expert said it was a bit late to ask such a question.

“Supposedly the international community was supposed to or should have removed all chemical weapons in 2013 according to the famous Russian-American agreement that apparently was not fulfilled, which raises a question about the monitoring mechanisms,” Joseph Bahout of the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace told USA TODAY.

The civil war that has left more than 450,000 Syrians dead as well as 12 million Syrians displaced from their homes, shows no signs of letting up any time soon.

My heart literally breaks for this town. So many people’s lives lost, including innocent children, who have nothing to do with the screwed up decisions the adults of any and every nation/country make. I hope that one day we really find world peace. 

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Speculating 5th Harmony’s Split with Camila Cabello

At the beginning of the year, a heart was put through the harmonizer’s hearts when news struck that Camila Cabello left the group 5th harmony, which she was a part of for 5 years. Camila, along with her four other group members, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Hernandez, Dinah Jane, & Normani Kordei, came into play after they all gave their astounding performances on the Hollywood hit show The X Factor.

The amazing group grew to popularity very quickly, with their first hit song “Worth It” soaring off the charts shortly after it dropped, landing on the Hot 100, along with a 4% increase to 3.6 million streams. Their first album, Reflection, dropped at the beginning of 2015 and sold over 60,000 copies!


5H managed to keep us on our toes, when they released their single from their second album, 7/27, the following year. “Work from Home” was my personal favorite, and still is to this day! But of course we won’t forget to mention “All in My Head”.

That’s My Girl” was the last song the group performed together with all 5 members. Camila did two features on songs while solo, yet she was still part of 5H. Then, at the beginning of the year, Camila’s manager told 5H that she would be stepping away from the group!

5H was not having it! They released a statement saying that they had no idea and that they were basically bling sided by the news.  Camila took to Twitter shortly after hearing their statement and retaliated in saying “the fact that the girls are saying they had no idea that I wanted to pursue my solo career, is just not true. I wish them nothing but the best and will continue to support them!”


But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to discuss the potential reasons as to why Camila left the group. There’s been a lot of speculation on the subject.

Some people are blaming Khloe Kardashian, for allegedly forcing Demi Lovato to say the name of the member that she thought shined the most during The X Factor performance. Other’s blame Demi Lovato herself for saying that Camila was the only one that shined. They both kind of played a role, Demi brought it up, Khloe was shady, and Demi fell for it. Did this go straight to Camila’s head?

But wait, what about Taylor Swift?

Taylor was the queen of shade during the 5H regime. She grew an instant liking to Camila, and even invited her to a party, while completely shading the rest of the group by not extending the invite.  In a video, you an even hear Taylor constantly ask Camila “Is that YOUR song on the radio?” over and over again, completely ignoring the fact that it was a 5H song.  Taylor constantly pushed Camila to go solo. Now, whether it was for personal gain, to see her “friend” strive, or a complete sabotage gain, to break up and take out her competition, is the real question here.

I honestly think it’s a combination of all of the above.  I think Camila originally wanted a solo career, then her ego got inflated by all of these celebrity influences; she did two solo features on songs, and felt like she was powerful enough to go out on her own. There’s also the fact that Camila felt as if they were constantly being sexualized, which would play a factor for anyone. As well as the fact that Lauren felt the girls got overworked and received little to nothing for it. You can find both videos on YouTube.

I’m no hater, I very much love me some Camila, & I hope all of her dreams come true, but I am very sad & disappointed that she just left the group so abruptly. The group tried to get her to do therapy with them and find solutions, but Camila was not having it.

The good news is that, even though they are one member short, 5H is still and will continue to play strong! I personally wonder if they will find another 5th, or if they’ll just keep it the original 4.

How do you feel about the separation?

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A Year For Horror ! 

If you’re a horror fanatic like me, then you’ll really enjoy what’s to come from the fabulous horror genre in the film industry.

Let’s waste no time, and get straight to the points.

George Romero’s Day of the Dead

After 32 years, historical and classical horror producer and creator George Romero is remaking his 1985 zombie classic: Day of the Dead ! Romero has done an amazing job, continually feeding our zombie hearts with gruesome survival against the original zombie apocalypse. Soon, between 2017 and 2018, we will be revisiting the underground caves, as we witness the scientists try to survive the attack in the new millennium.

Annabelle 2

If you pay attention to trailers, then you have already seen the trailer for the sequel to Annabelle, which just dropped the other day! It looks just as eerie and scary as the first one. This time, we go to the beginning and get an understanding as to how the doll came to life!

Insidious: Chapter 4

This is my second favorite, next to Day of the Dead. The Insidious saga has always kept me at the edge of my seat! The first one, caused me to lose sleep for 3 days. Now that’s the kind of horror that I live for! I’m down for anything paranormal, for the fact that situations like that can always become real life. Halloween is going to be a treat this year!

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott never fails to deliver. Scott did the original 1979 sci-fi film alien, as well as the cinematic prequel Prometheus. So I think it’s safe to say that everyone is anticipating the new sequel to Prometheus! I know I sure am, though I’m sad that iconic alien mother, Sigourney Weaver, won’t be returning to keep her role. But don’t let that stop you from seeing the film! Hitting theatres May 19th!

LeatherFace

I have seen every Texas chainsaw massacre film in existence. Including the next generation with Matthew McConaughey. I’d have to say that my favorite film was the remake of the orginial, which starred Jessica Biel. This film especially has a place in my heart, due to the real life story behind the film. I’ll be purchasing my tickets ahead of time! Expected to drop any time between 2017 and 2018!

Stephen King’s IT

That’s right folks, it finally happened! They finally brought this classic back to life! The bar is set so high for this classic, but given what they show in the preview that just dropped last week, it’s safe to say that they’re going to do a good job of reaching that bar! Save the date! 09-08-17 !!!!

Scream 4: The End

I don’t think many people really enjoy the scream saga as they do the other films in the horror genre, but I’ve seen every single one since the first one came out in 1996. I will definitely be watching how the end plays out, and honestly, I’m sad it’s ending, because I’m sure that means Sidney has to die, but I’m reaching here!

Friday the 13th

Yes! Finally! I’ve been waiting so long for the next film to drop! Many people may be tired of them remaking the original boogeymen, such as Michael Myers – which will also be dropping within the year! – and Freddy Krueger, and of course Jason, but I grew up with these monsters and I will watch their progress until the end of time! Sadly, we have to wait until 2018 to see Jason’s story come back to life.

As you can see, these are just a few of my personal favorites, but the list goes on and on. They’re even making an eighth installment of Saw, a second installment of Mama, etc. these next couple of years are going to bring so much life to the horror fanatics!