Recently, I watched Wonder Woman in the theaters. While knowing that the lady playing the role of Wonder Woman was very controversial, due to her support in some Israeli military tactics against the Palestinians, I decided to keep an open mind throughout my viewing of Wonder Woman.
Overall, the movie was good and I enjoyed it. It was a very motivational movie, which showcased the strength and power that a woman has inside of her, as well as a man. It showed that each person can make a contribution and change the course of history, no matter their background, wealth, or “superpowers”. Some scenes in the movie I did find to be quite dull and there was not a lot of character development throughout the movie. In a way it was your typical hero’s journey, with more downs than ups. Personally, the movie was quite predictable, I was able to identify the villain right off the bat and predict the ending, which is quite unusual for me. It is worth the watch, I watched the movie in 3-D but personally, I would have enjoyed it either way!
There recently has been a lot of debate on whether or not the US should increase its military spending.
In this article, we will be posting reasons why the US should increase its military budget. Stay tuned for next weeks article about the other side of this debate.
5 Ways the Military Budget is Being Split Currently
- Military Personnel
- Revolving and management funds
3 Reasons Why we Should Increase our Military Budget
- Increased Spending Leads to a Growth in Jobs
- Cyber Security
- Stop Counter terrorism
Increased Spending Leads to a Growth in Jobs
- Loren Thompson of Forbes- a cut in the military budget could wipe out at least 1 million jobs
- According to Lawrence Korb- for every 1 billion dollar spent 10,000 jobs are generated
- Jim Edwards from the Business Insider- government spending acts like a multiplier, meaning an increase in military spending guarantees economic activity
- Eric Fischer of the Congressional Research Service– an attack on US infrastructure can have a devastating impact to our security and citizens
- Bill Gertz of Business Insider- China’s government is increasing their spending on cyber security in order to compete with the US, thus posing a risk to our national security.
- Warren Strobel of Reuters- US computers are now falling prey to espionage and are not fully protected
Stop Counter terrorism
- Daniel L Byman of Brookings- ” U.S. drones have killed an estimated 3,300 al Qaeda, Taliban, and other jihadist operatives in Pakistan and Yemen”
- Doubling the Interpol budget to tracing the terrorist activities would cost $128 million annually. Stopping one terrorist crime would save $1 billion.
Thank you for reading! Make sure to tune in next week for the other side of this debate 🙂
A lot has been happening in the world recently, to get through the changes and different times we put together a list of some of our favorite quotes.
This first quote I heard at a leadership conference. Even though I do not know who this quote is from, it has stuck by me from the day that I heard it.
“You have two minutes to cry. And a lifetime to find a solution.” unknown
“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” Tony Robbins
Be happy with who you are. Don’t compare yourself to others because you don’t know their full story, and you are perfect just the way you are!
Even when life throws major roadblocks keep going. If you continue the journey everything will work out. With hard work there is always a payout.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that are often overlooked. But should we really be overlooking Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a great time to slow down and thank those around you –even if they were a positive or negative influence– and show a sign of appreciation. It is a day to push aside the negatives, the grudges, the fights, and appreciate what you have, with who you have.
More and more thanksgiving has become about all the deals for black Friday. It is time to embrace both the deals and the spirit of giving.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of you, thank you for reading our blog and commenting.
We have exciting news for you all! Google recently introduced their new phone called the Google pixel. It has many interesting features, it is an advanced phone as we will discuss later. However, it was hacked under 60 seconds at a security conference. These hackers are on a security team in Seoul, China and they did not hack the phone with malicious intents instead, they were interested in obtaining the $120,000. Google will soon be releasing a patch to address this security issue.
-The lens has a f/2.0 aperture meaning that your photos will be brighter and even
-UNLIMITED STORAGE FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS!!
For more information on the hack visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2016/11/12/googles-pixel-phone-hacked-in-under-a-minute/#70db8b6eb529
With the weather change between summer and fall we often find ourselves with overactive allergies and runny noses. To help yourself stay healthy during fall here are some superfoods that are good to eat during this time:
It is also very important to get more than seven hours of sleep. Research done by Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 found that those who slept for eight hours on a regular basis were less likely to get a cold compared to those who slept for an average of seven hours. Those who slept for an average of less than seven hours were 3x more likely to get a cold.
Let us know your tips to stay healthy in the fall in the comment section below 🙂
On this blog, you will find a variety of topics focused on youth. However, everyone is welcome!! Feel free to look around, we will be constantly updating our information.
Something to look forward to is a homework help blog on various topics. Everyone from all around the world is welcome to participate in the homework help blog.
Stay tuned for more!