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Australian Election (Politics) (Wall Street Journal)
Australia will be having its next election coming up in a short while. It will be their 6th leader in 6 years, as its revolving door policy keeps people constantly shifting around positions in the government.
KKK’ B-Day (Culture) (Nola)
The Ku Klux Klan is still alive and well, and as it approaches its 150th birthday, it is currently working on a more unified organization. Many smaller groups are now merging with larger groups, to build a stronger foundation for the future, leaders of it said.
nasty commenters. There you'll find the occasional bad apple (sometimes more), and people who look at the comments for a bit more besides how fanatical you are for causing trouble. Either way, this is a quick “guide” I decided to write up on how to avoid starting unnecessary conflict, how to avoid it in your writing, and how to deal with these zealous rage monsters.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s Levengood Today, I'm happy to be announcing a second series on my site called "Cam Reacts". It will focus on one specific topic in the news, like new movies, headlines, presidential speeches, etc. and will include details of the article, a transcript of my reaction, as well as, my thoughts on the subject. I've thrown around this idea for several weeks now, but hadn’t put it into action. But, about 3 hours ago the thought reignited inside me, after seeing what I consider to be, a very cringe worthy, video. I think it will fulfill the “soul requirement” of this publication. To better represent the news, I’ve taken out my opinion and fluff from Levengood Today, and will, in a way, be putting it here. I’ll explain this more below.
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General Electric’s not to Big! (Business)
Today, a division of General Electric, GE Capital, achieved a valuable goal. The Financial Stability Oversight Council removed it from the list of conglomerates that are “to big to fail”. Since the government puts heavy restrictions on the members of this list, it is General Electrics mission to get off of it, so they can have more freedom, which they did in the end. GE Capital will still be part of General Electric in the future. (Forbes)
The first ones a big one! Your going to have to click "read more", if you want to see the rest of the article...
Gays and the Pope (Culture)
So as it turns out, the Popes discussion on gays turned out quite well, with some good reception from the gay Christian community. On Monday, when he made his announcement that Christians should apologize and ask for forgiveness, especially if they directly mistreated them and the homosexual world couldn’t be happier. They are overjoyed at his announcement and are very pleased with his decision to endorse there proper treatment.
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How Long for Clinton? (Politics)
As expected, Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls for the United States election, and is poised to become party nominee; however, some things are still uncertain. Take for instance: the Trump factor. However, we’ll be talking about some political hacks first. What does that mean? The recent Brexit vote, for example, had a lot of older voters. Older voters have lived longer under the EU reign and feel it has been a hardship. Whereas, younger voters do not understand how they feel because they have not lived long enough to see it. It is thought that this difference in the demographics is the reason that the polls turned out the way they did, and Britain left the EU.
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Britain Leaves Union (Headlines)
Britain voted to leave the European Union (or EU) yesterday as a result of decades of being exempt from major EU decisions and policies. The world it seems has delved into a small period of chaos, as a result, but we’ll talk more on that later. First, the vote prompted the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, to leave his office, after an extremely close vote of 52% to 48%. In fact, since most of the people who voted to stay in the EU were actually citizens of Scotland, there is now word of a possible split from the UK to stay a part of the organization.
Brexit Vote in Britain (Politics)
A political referendum is being held today in the United Kingdom over one decision: Should England leave the European Union? Recently after the 2015 election in Britain, the new Prime-minister, David Cameron, first popped the question during his campaign, and now promises to answer the prayers of the people, and will call for a referendum, or yes or no vote, to see if the UK will stay in the European Union. This question has had an answer pending since 1975, when the country voted to stay in the union, but quickly tuned around and asked: Why? What do they gain by being there? That is why today, June 23rd, the country will be hitting the polls and voting to answer this debate. The idea first came up after World War 2 to discourage war and promote trade amongst the countries.
I have nothing against those that choose to not eat meat for ethical, moral, or religious reasons. As a religious man myself that is constantly debating whether or not something is right or wrong, I get that. However, as someone who enjoys a good breakfast of bacon and milk, I’m tired of my diet choice being assaulted by some members of the vegan and vegetarian communities based on health grounds. I have nothing against them, but I’m tired of taking the shaft. Why exactly? It isn't because of their life choice, as most of them are very healthy, and lead happy, comfortable lives. My problem is that some of them have grouped themselves with fanatical members leading their cause.This puts them up with the likes of the “far atheists” and “anti-government advocates”, who instead of properly educating the public about their beliefs and reasoning, they try to make you feel guilty for being circumcised and wanting to be rich. Many of them are good people, who believe what they believe in, and I can respect that, but sadly, every group has some bad apples. I’m sure that most people are nice, and respectful, and have strong beliefs in themselves and their ideologies, and sadly they have to put up with extremist authority figures, on both sides. I’m sad that many of these groups get hate for what they believe, especially since it’s just the leaders that give them a bad name. Aside from all of that, my core problem with the pro-plant movement is their failure to properly educate on the health pros and cons of being a vegetarian, and a omnivore. Hopefully I can help to educate you all on BOTH the pros and cons of these two different diets, and how, in the end, they all ultimately lead down the same road.
Tesla’s City (Business)
Tesla Motors just recently announced that it would buy out energy provider, SolarCity, in hopes to expand their product line and become a leader in the emerging green energy space. Tesla has stated that, on its website, its goal as a company is to be one of the only vertically integrated (a company gets its supplies from itself/gives its produce to other divisions of the company) in the clean energy space, and that this would help them achieve that.
The story of Steve Jobs is long and complicated, but as with many things, it seems so much more simple when put into movie form. As with most documentary/life styled movies, JOBS chronicles the life of the computer pioneer, and follows his life from college, up until present day events that still feel the effects of his work. So, let’s get right into it, and see how much information we can pull away about this revolutionary man.
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Free Concert Tickets (Business)
As a result of a class action lawsuit, Ticketmaster, an entertainment, and general distribution company, known for selling concert and event tickets, has recently began giving free tickets to some customers, that used its services between 1999 and 2013, as part of the settlement. The very old case, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was due to the original expensive prices they charged for their vouchers.
(CBS (New York)
Levengood on the Weekends (Personal/Update)
This will be the first issue of Levengood Today for the weekend; I’ll be laying down the rules. Now in observance of the weekend, Saturday and Sunday issues of this series will be much shorter than those found on the weekdays. I will cover only two stories as opposed to the usual three of four, and said stories will be much shorter than normal... but that doesn’t mean we still can’t dig down deep into today’s headlines, so let’s get right into it!
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The Future of Cars (Technology)
Welcome everyone to this edition of Levengood Today. Starting off, we have Rolls Royce, prominent British luxury vehicle manufacturer, unveiling its new concept car. Now this one I have troubles with, because after viewing the comments to several YouTube videos of the trailer and the concept of the car, everyone has been saying it, the car is horrendously ugly. I think that it looks cool, futuristic, and as a futurist, how most cars will probably look in the future, but let’s focus on the article for now. Now, when launching, RR said the goal for the car was for it to be self-driving, smart, streamlined, and to make a grand entrance and exit wherever it goes.
Based upon the classic board game, we have Clue: The Movie. To be honest, Clue is probably the best board game to make a movie out of, as it actually has a story. I mean, remember Candy Land’s epic quest? No, of course you don’t, so why are we wasting time. Let’s get right into it.
“Futurist” Title (Updates/ Personal)
Now, I’m willing to bet that if you frequent my site, you’ve noticed on my front page; I say that I am a “Reviewer, Futurist, and Voice of Reason”. Now I have no doubt about the first and last titles in this line, but the futurist part, it seems, I’ve been a bit lacking. That’s why I’m making the announcement, that in one to two weeks, I will be releasing my first “Futurist Talk”, a new series where I discuss things mostly pertaining to the far off future (5+ years), as well as, some modern day implications, changes from the past to the present, and how you can prepare for some major events that could be happening in your lifetime, but for now...
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Sanders and Clinton (Politics)
As the primaries for the US election, 2016, come to a close, Bernie Sanders, a democratic senator, has just recently made it very clear that he will not be endorsing Hilary Clinton, the democratic secretary of state; even though it is likely she will win the party nomination. He says that even though he will probably loose, he is still going to continue to fight to better his party as a whole, after receiving the offer to quit his campaign and endorse Clinton. After a face to face meeting with her, Sanders said, he wants to help with party leadership as a whole, and that he wants to change up the primary process to allow independents in on the action, who are mostly forgotten during the election due to their inability to participate.
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