Thursday, December 3, 2015

KBAR:12 Lee Harvey Oswald

So if you don't know Lee Harvey Oswald is the assassin of JFK or John F. Kennedy. And lets begin, it all started on November 22, 1963 when JFL was going through Dallas Texas sadly Lee Harvey Oswald was inside a building from cross where JFK was riding in his car. Lee was armed with a sniper rifle ready to fire, as he did so he shot the United States President in the chest but that was only the first shot, the second one was on target and shot JFK right in the head breaking a chunk off of his head, if you look at some videos online you can even see when his wife tries to grab the piece of his head as it rolls off the car. Well that was my KBAR blog hope you enjoyed comment what you think and ill see you next week.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

KBAR: Malcom X part 2

So I recently finished reading about Malcom X and its pretty sad Malcom was killed by 3 black muslims, the same religion as Malcom and its pretty sad how even your own kind your own religion,color can betray you and even kill you. The assassins of Malcom are Talmadge Hayer,Norman Butler,Thomas Johnson.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

KBAR: Malcom X

So lately i've been reading "American Assassins" and the book talks about many great american leaders but have sadly been killed. One of them is Malcom X or as his alias is Malcom Little but what he did was he wanted equality for colored people, another thing is that he had a strong hatred towards white people and it all started when he was a little boy, because he was one of the only black family in his area but sadly in the same area that he lived in the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) lived there as well and the KKK set fire to his house. After that the KKK proceeded to murder Malcoms father in cold blood. Soon after that Malcom moved to Boston with his sister but of course racism is ever where. Soon Malcom joined a "Black Muslim" group who belived in colored supremacy, and that is why he changed his last name to just X because they belived that one should not keep the name that a blue eyed devil gave you. Well yeah thats my KBAR I hoped you enjoyed and leave a comment down below and ill see you next week.

Monday, November 2, 2015

When is it ok to lie?

Now I don't thinks it is ok to lie because it can start something big maybe even something you can't reverse. But personally I think it is ok to lie sometimes like when your friend asks you a question and its really hard but you don't want to hurt their feelings. Well at least that's what I think leave your opinion in the comment section below and ill see you next time.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Blog 6:The Start

So this week I started reading "The Stories Of World War Two" and its a pretty good book ,but one thing I don't like is that there's so many stories about so many people you can never finish the story about someones life in world war two unless they die or something but it can never be like "And then our hero went home" its more like "And he went to battle" or sometimes like this "We have truly lost a good man" but now they can never tell the story of when they went home only when they die or just don't even get mentioned anymore (probably another way of them saying that he is dead) and it gets annoying how I can never find out what happened if they live, its like every story is a cliff hanger (witch sucks) and I just wish they can fix that. Well i'm done ranting ill see you next week.

Friday, October 2, 2015

KBAR 5 or 1 I don't know

So this is my first blog and its supposed to be my 5th but I havn't been doing them (sorry) but anyways i'm reading "The Percy Jackson Series" and what I think about it well its pretty good but one thing I don't like is how the book try's to be funny I mean every time they TRY to make a joke they're very cheesy and not really funny at all and the book is kinda boring so i'm most likely gonna stop reading it but that's all I have for today.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Is Ignorance Bliss?

Is Ignorance Bliss ?  I think the answer I would choose is no because if your not smart then yes your happy but being smart is way better because wouldn't you rather suffer and be lonely now and be happy later. Or would you rather be happy and suffer later. I would chose to be smart because you could have a good career and be happy later and not be happy now. Than to be happy then suffer later and not have a good career and be sad and lonely. And if you have a good job you'll have money to take care of yourself. Especially how the government is now in days yeah I think everyone can use a good couple hundred thousand or millions but what i'm trying ti say is that being smart is better.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bio Poem

                                                                    Joseph

                                                      funny,kind,patient,loud

                                       Son Of Marcela And Danny Brother of Abraham

                                           Supporter of equality no matter what race

                                       Who Feels Energetic When Listening To Rap

                                                       Who Fears Small Spaces

                                           Who Would Like To See Racisim Dissapear

Image result for rap                                                              Resident of life

                                                                   

                                                       

Monday, May 25, 2015

Why Video Games are NOT bad


One of the arguments that continue divide society corresponds to the connection between youth violence and violent video games. On one hand, supporters continue to emphasize how the use of this platform induces deviant behavior. On the other, critiques continue to highlight inconclusive evidence to showcase connections both in the short and long term. Arguably, the arguments connecting violent video games to youth violence remains to be flawed and inconsistent due to its inability to provide sufficient evident to support the claim, lack of statistical data to back the claims and the potential benefits that can be gained from playing violent video games.

            The most apparent criticism concerning violent video games contribute to youth violence comes from the lack of sufficient evidence to support such claim. Supporters of the argument continue to mention how children exposed to violent video games have a high tendency to commit deviant behavior. However, this contention remains to be flawed and suffer from either tampered measures or inconsistent ways to assess behavior. Arguably, this fixation towards violent video games fails to provide appropriate justification as to the long term impact to the youth as well as a bigger challenge happening in society today. Shaw in her argument provides that, “these games only exist in the first place because society already glorifies violence and facilitates the creation, distribution, and purchase of such games”. This quote goes to show that violent video games are not the cause but one result of man’s inclination to violence and conflict. Statistical data also challenges the connection between violent video games and youth violence. Rather than demonstrating the youth to be inclined to violence due to video games, the numbers provide an alternative view of the situation. Shaw a sixteen year old boy from Idaho argues that, “despite the growing global popularity and engagement with incredibly violent videogames and extreme media portrayals of violence, violent crime rates in many Western countries have actually been falling over the last decade”. Equally valuable to point out is that there are other correlations surrounding violent video games that have limited connection to condition such as anti-social behavior. Romeo Vitelli in his article contends that, “while psychological studies designed to correct for these problems continued to show a link, other studies turned up no relationship at all between video game violence and antisocial behavior in children”.  All these challenge the notion of supporters claim that numbers support violent video games and youth violence.

            Lastly, critics also contend how violent video games remains to be a good avenue for people to understand the repercussions of this behavior. Here, players are able to recognize the challenges and consequences of violence in a virtual world. This in turn equips them with the right familiarity of how the environment works and the necessity of preventing this to happen in real life. ProCon.org contends that “violent games also allow youth to experiment with issues such as war and death without real world consequences". Having a good idea of what this means enables players to learn valuable information of the outcomes of violence and also take into consideration the importance of rules in the maintenance of peace and order.

            In summary, the arguments presented illustrate the arguments against the claim that violent video games promote youth violence. Here, the lack of sufficient data, contrasting numbers and the potential impact of violent video games offer ways to show how the supporting claims remain to be flawed and inconclusive. Though there continues to be a divide that exists between defenders and critiques of violent video games, it clearly demonstrates the reality that this issue remains to showcase the nature of violence and the social constructs that have shaped its manifestation through violent video games. And many media sources claim the harsh affects of video games; however, there is a great deal written about the good effects. Steven Johnson, an author, best known for his best-selling book Everything Bad Is Good for You: How today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter, defends the value of computer games and other popular “time-wasting” pastimes. In his essay Why games are Good for You, he discusses the conventional wisdom that kids today would be better off spending more time reading and less time zoning out on video games. Many media sources claim the harsh affects of video games; however, there is a great deal written about the good effects. Of the many different opinions on this subject it’s interesting to determine what the good effects of gaming for kids are, why video games are interesting for learning, and what social skills can they gain from gaming. First, let’s discuss the good effects of gaming.The video games phenomenon is somewhat new in this modern society. Although they often to be entertaining, the contents have become more violent and disturbing as computing technology has become much more advanced. These days, the popularity of violent video games has caused an increase in controversy. Parents and experts feel that some games are just too violent and they demand the government to regulate the sales of these games. However, I strongly believe violent video games do not cause an increase in aggression in adolescents and the forceful plan by the government is caused by an exaggeration of the effects of violent video games and this plan are indeed pointless.
Besides the violent contents, video games have several positive aspects. Based on my experience, video games can push children's competence to the limit by forcing them to master certain ability to overcome the obstacles in the level. For example, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six" series have become one of the games that require a solid teamwork. The player acts as the leader of an elite anti-terrorist squad consist of 3-4 members. At the beginning of the game, players can choose how to infiltrate the terrorist compound, either by planting an explosive on the door, using a fast rope from the rooftop or simply breaching into several doors to create a surprise assault. These options will ignite the sense of logical thinking and strategy formations in which formal education does not offer.

           Aside from the cognitive aspects, video games are also the tool of social interactions. Friendships can sometimes be developed through playing video games and ultimately keeping them away from drug usage and violent activities. Most of the video games today have either multiplayer or online capabilities or even both. For example, I made friends with several Japanese and lots of Americans from playing "Call of Duty 4" online. The game focuses on eliminating the other team hence teamwork has a major role in succeeding the game. With a headset (a combination of a headphone and a microphone), my team members and I discuss and plan a strategy effectively and sometimes talk about our backgrounds. Personally, meeting lots of people online develop my English ability (since English is not my first language) and social skills because for some people, starting a conversation with a stranger can be really tough. In general, video game is an astonishing tool to keep children entertained during leisure time. Well this has been my report, hope you have enjoyed.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bio. Sketch


                                                          Biographical Sketch 


         I interviewed my grandma she is quite a nice person I love her, she loves me and that's my relationship with her. But now let me describe her. She is quite short I mean I'm taller than her and from me that's saying a lot. She is 62 years old, she is a little umm big but not that much. 

     I interviewed her at like 6:00 PM or something like that, she just came back from work that night she looked very tired. Three days before the current day  she kept telling me to interview her but now I finally got to it . 

             Now I am going to tell you how she looks, she is short, she has dark skin, salt and pepper hair, she can't speak english, she is from Guatemala and yea thats pretty much it. Her voice is quite raspy at times and clear at others but its confusing and she doest forget things very easy. She is half blind on her right eye and has perfect vision in the other. On her right side of her face she has a great amount of wrinkles, she also has dentures, a small nose and a mole on her right cheek bone. Sometimes she is happy, sometimes she is sad or mad just like every other person but she is happy most of the time. 


           There are five questions that I asked, and she answered all of them even the follow ups so the first question I asked her was 'what was a style when you were younger? she said 'well one style there was, was pig tails.  Why was that a style that a lot of people had? well lots of guys liked how girls looked with pig tails' oh ok. The second question I asked her was ' what was your favorite memory when you were a little girl? and she responded with ' well one of my favorite memories when I was younger was when my dad gave me a piggy back ride and make the noise a horse makes'. Why was that one of your favorite memories ' probably because I was happy with my dad at those times'. The third question I asked her was ' how did the war in Guatemala change you? she responded with 'well it did kinda change me it mostly made me fear less things because before that I was scared of a lot many things. And how old were you when this happened?  ' I was probably like 18 when I was in the war'. The fourth  question I asked her was what age did she get married she replied with ' oh I never got married I just dated your fathers dad ' oh ok. The  final question I asked her was that is she can go back in time and fix one thing what would it be?  she responded with ' if I can go back in time and fix something I would have probably finished school' and I said ' why? and she said ' so I would have a better future and not be a person that cleans at Dominos pizza'. 
   
              I have learned a lot from my grandma like that she has gone through good times and bad times, happy times and sad times just like everyone else. And that she is just like every other person and not some immortal super hero of a grandma. I also learned that she wanted to finish school and so do I and I will, for me and her so she can look at me and say ' one of us made it.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Lost Hero Part final part

Now this post has a little about the book but mostly cause I am going to chuck it! Ok so I will start reading The Mark Of Athena because The Lost Hero was getting old pretty quick and that is the reason I'm chucking it. Now the last place I left off on was pretty creepy (with Earth Mother). But The Mark Of Athena has more action and less just talking so it's not a boring.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Lost Hero Part II

In the next part of 'The Lost Hero' is pretty creepy the mind a woman called Earth Mother and the way they describe her is pretty creepy as well,they said the has a eye in the middle of her four head and a nose that is brown and looks like it was just smashed with a hammer and she was wearing all black. (I was kinda creeped out about this) and they faced some expendable enemies and since piper is the daughter of afroditie she can charm speak and make the enemies turn against each other. And since Leo is the son of a god that can build many things he is quite a builder.

The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero is another book from author Rick Riordan from The Percy Jackson series the book is about these three character Piper, Jason and Leo and about their journey finding out about them being demigods. I've barely started the book and I already know the charercters pretty well. Like one fact about Leo is that he has ADHD thats why he always has bults in his pocket so he can play around with them when he is bored, Piper is a tom-boy who's hair is very choppy because she cuts it her self, and well Jason he's still pretty anonymous.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Over By Christmas, The Angels Of Mons , Strange meetings

Over By christmas

         In this chapter you follow a uknown solider through his battle and life all we know is that he is 28 in the book and that he has a girlfriend waiting at home for him but in this book it becomes very sad because one chapter is one solider so every chapter you finish is one more dead solider.


The Angels Of Mons

         In this chapter we actually have a name for the character his name is Arthur Osborn he is 20 years old and is a british solider. In this chapter we follow Arthur in his journey he is a british spy behind enemy lines but like i said before each chapter  is a new person that is dead so ye there are lots of more chapter in this book but Arthur is a spy behind enemy lines and he got caught and the chapter ends with him taking a pill thus ending his life.

Strange Meetings
 
         In this chapter we follow the time of David Mason a american solider just trying to escape a camp were he is held hosstige and is tortured to release info of some secret files by the US military. In this chapter David is whipped starved beaten and water tortured.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Giver Project

One reason I liked the movie better than the book was because I felt it had more drama and suspense and I really enjoyed that.It really showed that the book had emotion and feeling (haha) it felt like i was there with the characters throughout the whole story. The emotion and feeling of the movie gave me pity for the book and how much it lacked one time the movie was filled with suspense,action and drama was probably when the giver gave him many memories of that sort one of the memories that had action was when the giver took him back to the Vietnam War and he saw the man get shot and die infront of him it especially got violent when Jonas killed the vietnamese solider.

  Another thing I liked more about the movie than the boom was the various changes they did such as making Asher a pilot in stead of a Activity director and how they made Fiona a nurturer for the babies instead of the Elders.I also really liked how instead of Jonas having blue eyes it was something more visible like the birthmark because since halve of the movie is in black and white the color blue would be pretty hard to see in the movie.
 
  And the last reason I enjoyed the movie more than the book was because it was amazing I really enjoyed the movie it felt like i was there with the characters themselves going through this experience they were going through i felt the joy the happiness and the pain i felt like i was part of there world. And this book really really start liking Sci-fi i mean i was allways into it just not like this.




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Color Essay




What Grey Means To Me              

       I will be talking about what grey means to me. The color  Grey represents lot's of things in my life such a the cement I skateboard on, I indulge myself in  skateboarding it gives me so much pleasure and at the same time it makes me lethargic enough to go to bed tired.  I also associated grey color with  gloomy and rainy weather, I like when it rains, that weather may make some people wretched  but  to me rainy days are very relaxing and the most that I like about it is the chicken soup that my grandma makes.

    In addition the color grey  also represents the color of my  NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) This system not only makes me happy but at the same time it helps me to suppress my stress; furthermore it makes me use my brain in a different way. Also this color is a representation of some of my background. My dad is from Guatemala, and in Guatemala they have this Mayan pyramid called Tikal, the color of this pyramid is grey and is surrounded by the jungle. It's such a beautiful place and I am proud to have a Mayan bloodline.

    I can also associated this color with my dream of becoming a Technician Engineer, the reason I can associate this color with this career is because I can picture myself in a room surrounded by dark color electronics and grey color electrical cables ready to customize and whole new invention.
   
    The color grey  also represents my fridge because it is the color grey and I spend allot of my time in there you know enjoying some of the goodies that you can find in there. Grey also represents when I'm sad, for example when I get bad grades I feel sad and I get the blues.  Finally grey  represents who I am and how I like to dress since; I always wear dark color  you'll never find me wearing bright colors but in the end grey is who I am happy, alive helping, and someone who loves to skateboard.


Friday, February 13, 2015

New Beginnings

In chapter 10 Jonas,Fiona and Asher get their assignments and leave there childhood behind Fiona works with the old , Asher is a engine and Jonas is the new receiver he works with the giver.I felt like I could relate to Jonas,Asher and Fiona because its like your first day of school you don't really know what to do and well you'r nervous.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sled

In chapter 11 Jonas receives a memory of snow,sled and a hill and he talks how much fun it is being in snow and riding a sled for the first time, Jonas talks about how cold it is he describes it as soft feathers poking him. My reaction to this chapter was that I thought that the giver was being nice for starting off his training with a good memory.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dreams

In chapter 12 they talk a bit about sleep and how Jonas had a dream that he was going down a snow hill on a sled and how his brother Gabriel cant and won't go to sleep. I felt quite a connection me with Jonas cause I want to go to sleep so bad right now.

Color

In chapter 13 it talks about color and how Jonas thinks it unfair and how it sucks that he can only see flashes of color and he see them permanent.My reaction to this chapter was yes Jonas is sum what right I mean if you have never witnessed something and your so close that you see flashes of it then who wouldn't be mad.

Pain

In chapter 14 of 'The Giver' Jonas asks the giver for pain so the giver put him back on the snowy hill withe the sled but instead of snow it was ice and the hill was steeper witch made Jonas loose control on the way down and breaking his leg that was his first time feeling pain after that he went through more pain like hunger and loneliness. My reaction to this chapter was laughter because it escalated so quickly Jonas just says may I have pain 2 min. later broken leg.

Torture

In chapter 15 of 'The Giver' it talks about a horrible memory from the giver where he feels like he's getting tortured they describe this place as noisy,foul smelling and that the air was thick with smoke that hung. My reaction to this chapter was that this would be scary I mean going to a place were you feel torture. );

Memories

In chapter 16 Jonas does not want to go back and see the horrible memories he has now experienced like the one of war and elephants getting hunted but at the same time he had gotten countless of good memories such as the one from a kids birthday party and that showed him the joy of being an individual  and being unique and proud. My reaction in this chapter was just wow I mean seeing all those horrific things I wouldn't be able to do that if I was Jonas.

The day Off

In chapter 17 from 'The giver' it is a unscheduled holiday so basically they have the day off from work and school and this whole chapter talks about how they spend this day. On page 125 it really reminded me of my childhood and how i used to play war with my friends.

Rosemary (chapter 18)

In this chapter of 'The Giver' Jonas asks the giver about the past receiver Rosemary, she died because she fell in to a river and couldn't swim so she drowned now they cant use her name say her name or even recall her. I thought this chapter was very surprising because of the description the giver gives Jonas about the girl

Friday, February 6, 2015

Release (chapter 19)

So this chapter of the giver was quite weird and creepy its basically about 'release' witch really means something you wouldn't like to know......but i'm going to tell you anyway so release basically means they kill one of the twin babies by weighing them the one that is lighter is released.I think it was very creepy how they describe what the baby did when they put the needle on the top of his head it said that he squirmed and then stopped moving and that his head dropped to the side.The one question I have is why can't there be twins I mean just give them different names for gods sake.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Today I read to chapter three in 'The Giver' lets just get one thing strait this book is straight up weird like seriously applying for a child as the Mom said to Lilly 'Lilly you know that we can only have only one female and one male per family unit.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Today I learned about a utopia if you do not know already its a place where everything is perfect and there is no crime and people go to sleep with there doors unlocked and stuff. You don't really live in a safe heaven (well i guess you kinda do). But many people have tried to make a society of there own it has never really worked mostly (I'm not joking here) because it was too boring they had nothing to explore to think about it was just the same peaceful town day and night day and night and if you ask me that would get pretty boring.I would not like to live in a utopia because it would be what I would call a bit too perfect, like imagine waking up to the same perfect town every day with nothing to think about or nothing to find out about because every thing would be perfect and if its that perfect then everything would be found out. A example of a utopia is Atlantis but they say that it sunk to the bottom of the sea (doesn't sound so peaceful) so we still don't know if it was real or fake. I really don't have anything against utopias only that they are very boring.