Archive | March, 2015

Roasting the Biebes

31 Mar

Turning 21 is a milestone event in ones life. What better way to celebrate it by being roasted on national television by a bunch of complete strangers right? Justin Bieber was thinking the same thing when he asked when he asked to be apart of the Comedy Central roast.

A panel of celebrities containing Martha Stewart, Snoop Dog, Ludicrous, Shaq, Kevin Heart and a few others gave  Beiber a well than warm birthday greeting.

http://rol.st/1I0KknP

Cries heard round the world

28 Mar

Wednesday, One Direction fans experienced a disarray of emotions when they found out Zayn Malik was officially leaving the group.

Malik has since made a post on Facebook explaining to his fans why he was leaving the band.

“I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” Malik said.

1D fans all over the world have been extremely upset by this news. One teacher in the DFW metroplex even wrote a letter of complaint to Malik explaining that because of this news her jr. high  students were not able to pay attention and study for the mandatory state exams.

Link for story about Zayn Malik can be found here.

 

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Man caught on camera trying to steal a security camera

27 Mar

A security video outside of the LUV N care daycare in Fort Worth recorded a man trying to steal the security camera March 12. The video reveals the mans hand and face as he is trying to take the camera down. Police are requesting the publics help to identify the man.

Read more: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/crime/2015/03/25/fort-worth-thief-steals-security-camera/70447780/

Kentucky Wildcats Storms Past West Virginia

27 Mar

No. 1 seeded Kentucky Wildcats breezes past West Virginia Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky continues there perfect streak after knocking off the Mountaineers and advancing to the Final Four.

The Wildcats record is now 36-0 and looking forward to staying on the road to perfection.

The Wildcats will play Notre Dame next in the Elite 8.

Detroit woman arrested for killing kids after police found them in a freezer

27 Mar

Michelle Blair, 35, who confessed to police that she killed her two children and put them in a freezer was charged on Thursday.

Blair claims she killed Stephen Berry, 9, and 13-year-old Stoni Blair because they were sexually abusing a younger relative.

Family members say they did not have much of a relationship with Blair which is why no one noticed the children were missing.

Sources say that Blair admitted to burning, starving, beating, and suffocating the children before putting them in the freezer.

Blair has two other children, a 8-year-old and a 17-year-old who police believed were afraid to tell people about their siblings deaths.

After the autopsies are completed, Blair is expected to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Read more here.

Fort Worth teens create culinary food with McDonalds

27 Mar

Fort Worth teens made food using McDonald’s food ingredients.  But not one thing was a cheeseburger.

The students from North Side High School were given the challenge to “use what you have and turn it into a dish,” says teacher and chef Mike Gantz.

Read more here.

Obama Predicts Marijuana Will Be Rescheduled

27 Mar

This story was from an interview with Vice News and President Obama. High times reconstructed this story and focused on specific comments he made during the interview.

http://www.hightimes.com/read/obama-predicts-marijuana-will-be-rescheduled

President Obama spent the majority of 2014 skirting the issue of marijuana reform, but it appears as though some elusive power has finally given the leader of the free world permission to take his cookie-cutter comments on pot reform to the next level.

During an interview with VICE News, Obama took the opportunity to delve deeper into the question of federal pot reform, predicting that Congress could soon be forced to rethink the nation’s cannabis prohibition policies. [Watch the video below.]

The President told VICE co-founder Shane Smith that as the trend of statewide legalization continues to spread, and as bipartisan politics keep coming together in support of the issue, folks on Capitol Hill will have no choice but to make crucial adjustments to the law. Yet, he maintained that any change will be in the direction of criminal justice reform, easing the penalties for non-violent drug offenders, and not a total prohibitionary repeal.

“We may be able to make some progress on the decriminalization side,” Obama said. “At a certain point, if enough states end up decriminalizing, then Congress may reschedule marijuana.”

It is interesting that the President’s comments come just one week after Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kristen Gillibrand introduced legislation aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a Schedule II controlled substance, and legalizing it for medical use on a national scale. Is this merely a coincidence, or a hint that changes in federal pot laws are right around the corner?

It is somewhat discouraging that while marijuana legalization in Colorado has substantially bolstered the state’s economy—$53 million in state tax revenue—while also creating a wealth of new jobs, Obama suggests the concerns expressed by young Americans over pot reform are misplaced and should be refocused on the bigger picture.

“It shouldn’t be young people’s biggest priority,” Obama said. “Let’s put it in perspective. Young people, I understand this is important to you. But you should be thinking about climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace. Maybe way at the bottom you should be thinking about marijuana.”

Contrary to what President Obama would have you believe, the concept of pot reform begs the question: Ask not what your country can do for legal weed, but what legal weed can do for your country. The end of prohibition would lead to the next industrial revolution in the United States, decrease unemployment rates, and boost the gross national product, all while bringing the American dream back from the grave.

With all due respect, Mr. President, marijuana reform should be a bigger priority.