When is Capital Punishment Acceptable?

I struggle with the concept capital punishment. On one hand, I do not believe that a human being has the right to take life away, but on the other hand, there are individuals of pure evil among us that do not deserve the light of day. I recently read and saw the videos of Philip Chism’s verdicts after he raped and killed his high school math teacher, Colleen Ritzer, at Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was found guilty of robbery, rape and murder, serving 25, 40 and 40 years of jail time concurrently for the heinous acts.

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My take on the Opening Match of COPA America

World Cup 2018 is so far away, but thankfully there are plenty of competition to keep me going until it’s time to countdown again. COPA America, established in 1916 is the world’s oldest football competition and one of the most prestigious and widely viewed sporting event! And it’s on NOW!

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To watch the televised coverage in the USA, you need to subscribe to the BeInSport channel (I just added it for the month on FiOS for $10.) It is NOT being covered by ESPN.

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News Reporting Has Become a Popularity Contest

I’m so over watching CNN – they beat a news to death without ever having complete information. I’m watching the coverage of the crashing of Germanwings flight 9525. CNN is covering the reaction of the NY Times report that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit and desperately trying to get back in (as per a “leak” of the voice recording) and it’s about as half assed as it can be. Maybe its true, chances are its all blown out of proportion and CNN anchor, Don Lemon, is going on and on about it with a HUGE panel where half of em don’t even want to discuss it stating “we don’t have complete information, if any correct information at all’. They are clearly not wanting to jump to conclusions and want to allow the investigators to do the job, but of course, Don Lemon is relentless about it. I get it, it’s his “job” because that’s what the network wants him to do, but after ALL the false reporting when MH370 disappeared, you’d think CNN would try and change their ways a little bit. ABSURD! Continue reading “News Reporting Has Become a Popularity Contest”