So this video is gaining more and more popularity as amazing internet videos do.
However, there is just so much wrong with this video:
1. There is no disclaimer stating that these are not paid actors
2. Being a banking comercial, they have access to the monetary data that Dave seems to find out
3. The “hackers” in the back are accessing only public information on Facebook
4. This is an advertisement for a bank who wants you to use their secure services: any of the information that was given may have been accessible to them because the civilians use that service
5. Given that sensitive material was censored, it still could have been fabricated…all of it actually
This video does a great job of showing people what is publicly known on the internet, but it by far is not real. Don’t believe everything you see because seeing is not believing, but believing is seeing.
HOODIES HOODIES EVERYWHERE!!
The hoodie is one of the most versatile fashion items that anyone can own. Whether you like zip-ups or pullover, thin or thick, you cannot deny that you love a hoodie all year round.
One hoodie that has been emerging on the fashion scene lately is the thin hoodie. For some reason thy have been popping up everywhere in a ton of styles. This one by Modern Amusement is one of my favorite. With a denim tone and quater button, its something that is new, yet oddly vintage in its wear.
Another hoodie type that is good to have is the bright color zip-up. With a tight fit and…well bright color, it catches eyes and doesn’t make you look too bulky. My favorites come from American Apparel. A bit pricey, but I have seen others for less. The reason i Like these is because they have a good amount of warmth and thickness to them, but the slim fit makes them conform to you body, again reducing the bulk.
Another hoodie style that is coming more popular is the multi-colored, block hoodie. With three colors that contrast each other yet go together, it attracts some eyes and can be found in many styles. I like the zip-up style, just like the American Apparel one. It matches almost anything, and boy is it warm!
Arsenal is emerging on the scene with their Ninja hoodies. Regular thin hoodie, but with a cowling to cover the neck and mouth! Great for those windy days…or to look like a fool jumping around from place to place (like I do…without the hoodie).
Lastly, this hoodie is just insane. With a price tag of $100, it is no off the rack kinda deal. With eye cover, inflatable pillow in the hood, hand warmers, and what not, its Burton’s hoodie for the travler (I want this like nobodies business). It is stylish too, for the record.
So there it is, the rundown of hoodies that are must haves and must wants.
But, you might not want to buy all of these because they are just going to end up in your girlfriends closet :P
The news networks are using the word cliché to describe the shooting today. The media has always been disgusting about these situations. The media will ask the most insensitive questions, and push for answers that they asked for seconds before.
The cliché of this situation is the media, not the situation.
28 lives, total, were lost today in yet another school shooting (At the school: 18 children, 6 adults, and the shooter (1); At the hospital: 2 children upon arrival; At the residence of the shooter: the shooters mother (1)). I am no parent, I am no expert, I am only an 18-year old College freshman, but I can say that this is one event that simply has no words to describe it.
The first question that I can think of is this: Could this have been prevented?
To be honest, it would have been a long-shot. I went to a school that has the same type of feel to it: not much worry over weapons in the hallway, quiet, tight-knit to a degree. Its hard to imagine that someone could enter the building unseen, but it easier to see them passing through. In my community, we have had threats towards the school, we were prepared just like that school was, but today makes me wonder if I was actually safe. Personally, I never felt scared going to school and I think I had a right to feel safe.
The fault was not within the school, personally I feel that no one is to blame. But, this leads us to the next question: Where did the guns come from?
The guns are confirmed to be registered to the mother of the shooter. I know nothing about guns or gun laws minus a few weapons of war. However, I know the safety devices and safe-holding devices that exist for home-owned guns. I do not blame the mother for this incident by any means: she had the right to own these guns as per state and national law, and I do believe that people should have the right to own guns. However, these guns seemed to not have been secured properly which brings a scrutiny over what is a safe gun? Where is a safe gun? How is a safe gun?
As I seem to be pointlessly arguing with a member on twitter, it is opinionated as to the answer on these questions, but there is one truth: no guns=no deaths by shooting.
Now, I do not believe everything I hear, but I do believed backed up facts. One fact that is backed up today is that the NRA has not made a public statement on this shooting on their website. This is not the first time they have remained quiet about these situations. Truly, this asks the following: Should the NRA have any responsibility in situations like these?
The NRA is built on the foundation of responisble gun use and ownership. These event transcend their ideals and begin to create hate for the organization because of the misunderstanding of what they are. The NRA is not a group of red-neck’s, far-rights, or simply nut jobs who are gun crazies. They want guns to be used safely. However, they need to respond to situations like these in an effective manner in order to seem legitimate. Without a statement, it seems as though they see no problem with the situation.
Just on the news, the NRA stated that they will not make a statement until more facts are concluded. Based on this, I can only wait until this statement comes out to make further judgement.
Lastly, there remains a question that rings around during each time events like these occur: How should our law makers react?
Our law makers have the responsibility to create laws to protect the citizens in which they rule over. However, gun control has been an issue for decades now, yet not much has changed. I do not know how things will change after this, but there is definitive pressure on not only our local governments, but also the President of the United States who had promised stricter gun laws after the shooting at Tucson, Arizona on January 8th, 2011.
Our law makers not only have the responsibility to react, but to do so in a manner that may change an over 200 year-old rule for the better. The 2nd amendment to the constitution existed in a time where there was greater risk of death without the threat of a neighbor with a gun as well present. Times have change, and other laws have changed, but this one still exists. People that surround me hope that the law changes for the better, but for now it is only that: hope.
My prayers go out to the family’s, teachers, neighbors, and first responders of the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The word Camp to most of everyone means a place to go without real parents, with minimal rules, and to have fun, but this is not the Camp I am going to talk to you about.
Camp is this “ancient” term used to describe that which chooses not to be described but rather experienced. It is not what pleases the eye, but what catches it; what fules it to say “no, that is not right, but because it is not right it is beautiful”. It is the aesthetics in which the ugly becomes tasteful because it is distasteful.
It is this odd notion that it being is what makes it allowed to be considered not only just okay, but beautiful and awe worthy.
I think the best way to describe Camp in the modern day is with a modern example: hipsters. The joke is always that hipsters only do mainstream things to be ironic…but there is a problem with this.
Backtrack to Spring break last year: I was sitting in the Atlanta airport where I see a mother and daughter walking through the terminal with fanny packs on. Last time I saw a real fanny pack, I had to be 5-years old and it was the 1990’s. As soon as I saw that, I tweeted something along the lines of “Rule: fanny packs are a no unless you are trying to be ironic”. It may have been replied or retweeted, I don’t know. The fact is, I knew what Camp was before I knew what Camp is.
Hipsters try to wear that which is either retro or, like the example, ironic. The fanny pack can be present and liked in 2012, and 2013, as long as you are wearing it to “wear” a “fanny pack”. In essence, it is not the fact that you are wearing it because of its intended purpose, but rather to poke fun at the seriousness that is taken upon the measure for putting it on (or even locating one in this day and age). Its not that there is something wrong, but rather that it is not right.
Conclusively, a hipster being ironic is a hipster being Campy is a hipster being retro is a hipster being Campy is a hipster being ironic, and so on. At first, I though of it more as its own irony as they fight to be less mainstream, but Campy is not mainstream itself and therefore the paradox presents itself more so.