Sunday, April 15, 2012

From the heart.

This post, being my final required one for the class project, I wanted to talk about a personal matter. Co habitation is on the rise, according to my soc. book. Some frown on this, thinking that this is teaching our kids non traditional values, and maybe it is. Well, me and my new fiancé have been pretty much cohabitating with our 7 mo old son Abel, and we are doing our best to provide for him. He does not go without anything he needs, and as long as my fiancé are together showing a good healthy relationship, where both parents are working hard for him, then what does it matter? Both of us are in school, we are working, I am actually probably going to be working two this summer. I love my son and my family. That is what matters. Not whether we are a married family.


Earlier in this blog, I made a post showing a trailer on a movie that showed what could happen if immigrants disappeared. This here is a south park compilation showing what the main argument is against immigration, legal or not.

World population

Should we as a society be concerned with our world's exponential growth? Personally I think so. We are running out of resources as it is and we continue to multiply in population. Check out this link. It will open up your eyes.

Country music and suicide

I was reading and stumbled upon a blog that showed that of all music genres country has the highest correlation with suicide. (anyone heard of the phrase tear in the beer?). Well I am a country fan, and I can believe it. Even our soc. book mentions it. My favorite artist of all time is Alan Jackson. Who is yours and do you believe these statements? Remember,correlation does not mean causation.

The graying of the world, not just America.

This video is in German, and forgive another apple joke, but this shows the technology gap between the elderly and young. Just watch it. It's freaking hilarious.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Please tell me you will get the joke when you see the picture. The apple phenomena has created the perfect example of consumerism. It's a picture of an iPhone on an iPad taken by an iPhone. Go see the movie inception if you are still clueless.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

One thing Karl Marx did not take into account....

On the note of socialism, Karl Marx was the one who essentially founded the idea. Socialism by definition states that it is an economic system where resources and production are owned collectively by the citizens. I have not read the works of him, but to me it seems that Marx forgot one crucial thing in creating the concept: Human Nature. True Socialism would only work in an ideal environment where no one was selfish and everyone had ideal characteristics. Thoughts?

Pets or family members?

Most of us have it a pet. Whether it has fur, feathers, scales, etc. we love them dearly. We as a sub culture of animal lovers would almost do anything for our beloved babies ;) lol. Tell me about your peers and why they are special! Btw, this is Romeo. My best friend in the world (sorry guys)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So in breaking news.....

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE POLITICAL SECTOR: Rick Santorum has dropped out of the republican race to become the next candidate for the Republican Party. So what does this mean for the average American? Well, it narrows the ballot to essentially Mitt Romney. The other candidates don't have enough steam to make a decent run at the race. Here is a funny Colbert report recap to brighten your political nonsensical day:

Turnover rates in America


Between the years of 2001-2006, this was the annual turnover rate for employees in all sectors of corporations according the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, total non-farming separations (not seasonally adjusted). This is outrageous! Why are we changing jobs so much? Naturally this changes sector by sector.. for example, the worst annual turnover rate sector was 72.6% in the Leisure and Hospitality sector. Is this maybe an issue within the corporations, or are americans just job hopping? (Keep in mind, this was before the economy crash of 2008.)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Corporate advertising: what is acceptable and not?

Corporations advertise regularly. It's obvious. Look around you. Name brands are everywhere. Every emblem, every slogan is advertising. So why do we has Americans have bans on advertising cigarettes but not alcohol? Think about it. I am not condoning tobacco use, nor alcohol. But what is the logic behind the concept of banning cigarette ads? Should we ban the ads of alcohol as well?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The average age to have first child

Going back to families and how here in the US the birth rate is declining and the average marriage age has sharply risen, I think one factor has been overlooked: what is the average age that americans are having their first child? According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, in 2006 the average age for women was 25.9 and men was 28.1. There are several factors that can play into this high age: economy, rates of college graduates for men and women, and also the age of marriage. As for me and my girlfriend, we both are 20 and just ha our first child, Abel Lee. What other factors could contribute to this high average age? And what consequences could there be if that age changes?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Political mudslinging. A sad but funny truth.

Political ads haven't really flooded the TVs of Texas yet (and I mean yet). But whenever a political campaign is afoot, you can always see political hopefuls trying to bash one another. Here is a funny clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live from the 2008 presidential election making fun of these mudslinging ads.