Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tax on Soda!!

Who gives the government the right to tell us what to eat or drink? Now, I can understand wanting our nation to be healthier. Ok, well taking into consideration the benefits that could possibly take place if there was a tax added to sugary drink, like Kathryn stated, this could definately be more of a controversial issue. We simply can't let the government run every aspect of our lives, and health issues should be more of a responsibily of self or parents as to how and what we want to drink.

Friday, November 6, 2009


This past Thursday, November 6th, Fort Hood in Killeen, Tx. was under attack. Not by any opposing armies or rivalries, but by a military mental health doctor facing deployment overseas. On this drastic Thursday afternoon, psychiatrist and Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed twelve people and wounded thiry-one people. The shooter was initially reported to have been killed, but Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone told a late night news conference that the suspect was wounded and in custody. US President Barack Obama called a shooting attack at the Fort Hood military base in Texas Thursday a "horrific outburst of violence. It's simply ironic that a soldier of the U.S army would commit to assaulting his own men simply do to his upcoming deployment scheduled later on this month. Hasan's cousin, said that she believed it was his upcoming deployment combined with the wartime horror stories he heard from his patients that set him off. She also stated, Hasan was also harassed after 9/11 because of his ethnicity, and was called a "camel jockey." Simply leading you to think what could have been the issue that set him off. this is simply an outrage, and definately probably a highly unexpected act at the base. lets just hope justice serves him right in the end.