Archive for October, 2011

The Week of Oct. 24, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 by sjpenni

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan chances are you heard about the World Series this past weekend.  The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to game 7 Oct. The St. Louis Cardinals became World Series Champions  again on Oct. 29, 2011  s when they beat the Texas Rangers  6-2. Every news station, commercial and any other form of communication is incorporating the World Series or the Cardinals into their stories or forms of communication.

If the Rangers would have won their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, it would have been their first World Series win in history. Many people believe they have won before but this is not true. The Rangers are also an expansion team of the Washington Senators, who in return are an expansion team of the Minnesota Twins. The Expansion team has won the World Series but kept the title with the team, even though most of the team was traded and became the Rangers.

By association I am a Texas Rangers Fan. I hardly watch baseball but my friends do and have convinced me to root for the Rangers. I watched the Game from Buffalo Wild Wings and as soon as I saw the “Cards” jumping in a pile I asked the waitress if she could turn the TV off and the music on. This was supposed to the The Rangers Season and they fell short. The Rangers had a great season, and this is the closest time it has come to winning a World Series Game.

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The Week of Oct. 17, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2011 by sjpenni

Libya was declared a “liberated” country, after their leader Moammer Gadhafi died on Oct. 20, 2011.  Apparently he died from a unshot to the head or from being captured and beat; different sources confirm different reasons. One possibility states that when he was found, he was found alive hiding in the drainpipes from the rebels.

The Libyan people seem to be pleased with his death; saying they were finally free while cheering in the streets. Gadhalfi’s body is still on display for the public to view.Gadalfi reigned from 1969 to 2011 and many of his people seemed to dislike him as a Head Of State. For a number of different reasons he was ruled as a tyrant and has been facing threat for quite some time. This is time for a new era for the Libyan people.

Libyan people have a chance to experience democracy and  free elections with in two years. They have a plan set to where hopefully within the next two years, they will have a leader whom they voted for and a stable environment. I do not want to say that it is a good thing that anyone lost their life, in any event it is a sad thing, but the positive effects that will come from this will only benefit the people of Libya

The Week of Oct.10, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2011 by sjpenni

For the past several weeks, the headlines have been focused on the occupy wall street and at other important buildings in the financial district of New York City. The movement has caused at least 25 other similar movements around the U.S.

The protesters are wanting the government to treat the public like it did the banks and bail them out of their debt. The movement has signs that say ” we are the 99 percent”, which is reenforcing their main idea; the government only helps out the one percent of the U.S. which is only the rich.

Whether you’re a liberal or conservative, you can agree that something has to change in our government. Being completely right-wing or left shouldnt be the main qualifications right now; it should be fixing our country that is in debt and helping our people. I am semi-conservative ,but i believe “occupying” anything will help to open our government’s eyes.

The Week of Oct. 3, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2011 by sjpenni

This week there is no question to what the topic of my post will be. Yeah, I could talk about the protestors on wall street or Amanda Knox finally being released; but I think there is a bigger topic at hand. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died  on Oct. 5, 2011, after battling  pancreatic cancer. I, along with the rest of the world, am deeply saddened ( as I write this post on my Mac Book).

Jobs started the company Apple in his garage at his house in 1996 and at once was fired from apple. In 1996, he was re-hired and was made CEO of Apple. He has a share in Disney and helped in the creation of Pixar. Without jobs, many of the technology and ideas we have today may not exist.

Jobs was seen as a visionary and revolutionized six different industries. Itunes, Ipad, Ipods, Iphones, Apps; all started because of Jobs. People gathered all over the world at apple stores to pay tribute to the man who started it all.

The Week of Sept. 26, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2011 by sjpenni

On Sept. 30, 2011, Anwar Al- Awlaki was killed by an American Drone aircraft. Anwar Al- Awlaki was an American citizen of Al Qaeda and the first American terrorist to be killed on the battlefield. He was the most prominent english speaking radical of Al Qeada.

Awlaki was born in New Mexico and lived in several places in the United States including California, Virginia and Colorado. He has posted several lectures and sermons online about his radical beliefs and has been under investigation by officals for some time. He was first under investigation when he was found to be associated with Nidal Malik Hansan, the Texas physhitrast who killed 13 people at Fort Hood.

This subject is tricky for me to determine whether this is a good or a bad thing. This is definitely a win because it is eliminating a terrorist and allows Americans to sleep more sound knowing this. Also, this is a sad situation because it isn’t right to rejoice about anyones death. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is good and bad. Good because it helps the U.S. come closer to ending the war on terror, but it is still upsetting because it had to result in someone’s death.