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Have you ever stood for something you believed in? Well, that’s what Colin Kaepernick did in the third week of this preseason. On Aug 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers sat during the national anthem when the 49ers were playing the Green Bay Packers. Colin sat on the bench after the game telling the NFL “he would not stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”. He also said “He would donate a 1 million dollars,” and on Sep. 2, 2016 he did. Then on Sep.
7, 2016 he pledged to donate money from jersey sales. During the fourth week of the preseason Eric Reid of San Francisco 49ers, Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks, and Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos also took a knee during the national anthem. Later during week one of the NFL season the Seattle Seahawks were going to try to take a knee as a team but they could not get everyone to agree, so they linked arms during the national anthem, Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Jelani Jenkins and Michael Thomas all took a knee during the national anthem and Robert Quinn and Kenny Still both took knee during national anthem both of them being a part of the Los Angeles Rams. Later that week Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Los Angeles Ram, asks that Robert Quin and Kenny Still please not continue with kneeling. Robert Quinn response was “I respect Coach Fisher”.
This is not the first time someone or people had stood up for something they believed in. They first time was during the 1936 Summer Olympics. The Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany, the opening done by Adolf Hitler. Hitler thought only blue eyed and blonde people should complete in the game, but Jesse Owens ignored that won 4 gold medals and stood on the winner podium.
Now Colin and other NFL are kneeling for that they believe in. The San Francisco 49ers ownership is backing Colin Kaepernick and has also donated 1 million dollars. NFL player and other celebrities have been weighing in on Colin Kaepernick. Jerry Rice (long time 49er’s Wide reviver) disagreed with Colin Kaepernick and does not like how he is going about this. When Colin first kneeled Arron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers said he did not support Colin Kaepernick. So everyone who kneeled with Colin are supporting him and his right to protest. No matter what other people say or do, Colin Kaepernick continues to kneel and mostly like will until something is done.
The last few 49’ers games led to much controversy as NFL player, Colin Kaepernick of The San Francisco 49’ers allegedly sat and then kneeled during the National Anthem. He has stated that the reason for the kneeling was because of his belief that “Black people” are being oppressed. He then went to say quote, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
This angered fans and veterans who took to social media to express their feelings even famous NFL player Jerry Rice went to say “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the Flag.”
Was it right for Colin to sit? It appears not as he received boo’s from the Chargers stadium. One navy veteran was outraged over the kneeling and went to say “I was in the Navy and I saw men and women bleed and die for this flag, If he wants to do something, go to some outreach program where he can do some good. And I get it, his First Amendment right. But you don’t sit during the presenting of the colors, and you don’t sit during the national anthem. That is not the way to do it.” While in the crowd one sign read, “You’re an American act like it!” It seems Kaepernick was in the wrong as people everywhere even his good friend Aaron Rodgers disagrees with his act and has refused to support Kaepernick. Even the NFL is considering pulling him.
Many American Voters believe that Bernie Sanders was cheated out of his nomination by opposing candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. This was believed to be a lengthy process that involved much planning on the part of the DNC and the Clinton Campaign. This accusation was later proven when Wikileaks leaked emails between members at the DNC, revealing that they were plotting from the beginning to hold an unfair and bias election with an objective of their own to hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton. Clinton is believed to have committed mass voter fraud in this 2016 election using a variety of methods. The evidence below should educate you on the unfair and fraudulent democratic presidential nomination that has been held this year by the Democratic National Committee.
It is believed by many voters and political journalists that Hillary Clinton did commit election fraud and to have cheated her way to the nomination resulting in an unfair win over Bernie Sanders. Political experts and professional statisticians believe that the DNC in coordination with the Clinton campaign used three election fraud methods simultaneously. One of these methods (mostly used in California) was not supplying the NPP (No Party Preference) voters with the special cross-over ballots which were mandatory for the NPP voters to cast their votes. The majority of the NPP voters in California were Sanders supporters, not Clinton supporters; so this move affected Bernie significantly more than it did Hillary. For the small percentage of NPP voters that supported her, these were considered acceptable losses to the Clinton Campaign. Another method of election fraud presumably used by Clinton was to switch the status of young democrats to republican so that they couldn’t vote for Sanders. There are currently many lawsuits pending, regarding massive amounts of younger democrats suddenly not being able to vote because their voter registration mysteriously changed. There was an explosion of angry young democrats on social media complaining that they were not able to vote in the current election because their party suddenly switched from democrat to republican, green party, or no party. Many young democrats went to their local board of elections and seeing paperwork that had been recently submitted under their name with a clearly forged signature.
One might think, similarly to the first example of fraud, that Clinton would also be losing votes for herself, this was true but the much larger majority of NPP voters and young democrats were Bernie supporters, so for the Clinton campaign it would be wise to take away their opposing candidate’s primary source of votes. The third and most common method of election fraud that is thought to have been used by the Clinton campaign is that of voting machine fraud. After many tests were conducted by Election Justice USA, it was shown that Hillary was doing consistently better is areas where the voting machines did not pass a hacking test, and the opposite is true with Sanders, data strongly shows areas that are now using protected voting machines Bernie Sanders did very well. Alabama is a prime example of this. In a study conducted by Election Justice USA, the very large counties (Jefferson, Mobile, and Montgomery) where the hacker friendly voting machines are used, Clinton did very well compared to the counties where the hacker free voting machines were used. In Madison and many other counties where the hacker free voting machines were used, Bernie Sanders did phenomenally well and Hillary Clinton lost by significant margins in most all of them.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned from her position and was immediately hired by the Clinton campaign once again as she was working for Hillary in the 2008 election. Many DNC participants believe that Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Shultz were working colluding ever since the 2008 election and planned her position as chairwoman of the DNC in order to have an advantage from the beginning. The position of chairman or chairwoman is a position with much responsibility attached, in this career you should remain impartial, unbiased, and fair when reporting important data and polls when it comes to the topic of the next President of the United States of America.
The 2016 presidential election has not ended yet, but many voters have already lost faith in the political process because of the fraud and corruption of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. It is unnerving to discover that this election was rigged from the beginning and what we thought was a fair race was not fair at all. To learn that politicians and political organizations were working together behind the public’s back to bring down Bernie Sanders was deeply unsettling. The American people have had enough lies and deception. The leader of the free world should not get there through fraud and corruption, instead they should be elected through the democratic system that leaves the people with the power and not the corporations or establishment.
Recently Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand up during one of their football games to sing the national anthem with the rest of the stadium. Kaepernick has
previously stated that he sat down during the anthem to create a statement over the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The movement has been ongoing since 2012, but presently the anthem is being protested against. Why now?
Because of the election coming up, the black vote is heavily favored for Hillary Clinton. About 70% of the democratic vote consists of African Americans. Now that more and more Americans are beginning to protest against the national anthem, this will encourage the African Americans who consider themselves a part of the liberal and democratic parties to vote for Hillary rather than Bernie or even Trump.
Since Colin Kaepernick has sparked the rise, or sitting, against America’s anthem, supporters of Black Lives Matter have been encouraged to stay seated during the anthem as well as protest more. Now that the protest has grown, the election could be greatly changed, but for better or worse?
“There are multiple ways to say goodbye” Story by Alistair King
For the past couple month’s students have been perplexed by one thing… What’s Mrs. Amanda’s big news? Some people got close with guessing that she would be travelling overseas, and the top guesses were Pregnancy/Ability to Conceive, and Husbands Paperwork came through. While these weren’t correct Mrs. Amanda Stated that “It would be lovely to see his green card.”
Today we finally found out the truth, and the news is that she got
accepted to Washington State University with a full scholarship to get her masters in Spanish. Mrs. Amanda stated that “As a teacher you can’t get ahead in a bachelors degree, it’s not enough money.”
That’s what makes this an amazing opportunity; she has been offered a full ride as well as a stipend to attend the school. Not only that but full health benefits. Mrs. Amanda states “This is my dream.” She applied for this opportunity and out of a mass of teachers, “they were crazy enough to pay me to go back to school.”
Teachers these days are not even remotely paid enough to get this opportunity by themselves. They often have to rely on spousal support,
Mrs. Amanda will be studying Spanish literature such as Don Quixote, other traditional Spanish literature, and some modern literature.
Another question is now in people’s heads is why did she hide this from the students? As she puts it “I’m not afraid of going back to school, I’m afraid I’ll hurt people by leaving. I don’t want people to be hurt.”
Mrs. Amanda will be kept close to us in these following years as she gets her Masters degree. She has taught us a lot and would like to leave us with this final message.
“I wanted to say that in foreign languages there are multiple ways to say goodbye. I’m not saying goodbye, but when we meet again. Even in death I don’t believe in goodbye. I’ll always be around.”
Thank you, Mrs. Amanda, for your kind heart and everything you’ve given us; we will see you around.
Fans had to know it was coming; it was just a matter of when. The crime drama Castle had ended its long eighth season run this year. The season finale was May 16th 2016. The ABC network first broadcasted the show for half a season starting March of 2009. The show’s successful trial half season of 10 episodes gained it another 7 seasons and a grand total of 173 episodes.
What made the show a success was Nathan Fillion’s, Richard Castle character’s childlike behavior and comic relief to the stress of each gruesome murder case. Stana Katic, Kate Beckett, co-star of the show played off of the Castle character with wit while demonstrating a strong female role. The show did center on an overused template for murder investigations while the main characters had an overarching plot stretching sometimes across several seasons.
The show had a unique blend of crime scene investigations, comedy, and drama; it stood the test of time for eight years. Rumors have been spreading that some of the cast were having onset relationship difficulties, but an eight year run of an average of 23 episodes per season can pay a toll on any actor.
Many of the fans for the show followed Nathan Fillion from the cancelled, half season, Joss Whedon show, Firefly. In fact, the show Castle guest starred many of the cast members from Firefly and a few tributes/inside jokes were made for the fans over the past 8 seasons.
It is unfortunate that ABC did not put much celebration for the season finale of a show many fans followed. Earlier this year ABC was planning to drop Stana Katic’s character for a possible ninth season, leaving Nathan Fillion to carry the show. However, the final call for cancellation was made known right before the season eight finale, which can be seen in its haphazard 47 second ending.
Many will miss the show’s clever wit, especially season four, episode 22’s murder suspect and it’s a zombie high-five. If you find that you would like to invest some summer evenings to watching Castle, you can rent the series through Netflix or check the show out from the local Sandpoint Library, which is now carrying seasons one through seven.
Haiku: Ode to Castle Season Finale
You entertained me
Castle writers lost perspective
I watch you no more
It’s incredibly noticeable that the standard of what is and what isn’t safe for children to view is changing. When you look at a game rated “T” for teen what do you think most teenagers think? Apparently most don’t find these games appealing considering that these games are becoming more incredibly scarce as more games are being produced. This is the exact same thing that happened to the G-Rating concerning movies. There are no longer movies being released with the rating as “G” because that causes immediate judgement and the film will not receive nearly as much profit as Rated R Dead Pool for example.
Halo 5 sold less than all of its previous games in the franchise. This could all be due to a poorly made game, but the Halo series is one of the most iconic series’ on the Xbox, why didn’t it get the same sales as its predecessors? Could it be the fact that Halo 5 has been rated-T and the moment kids saw that rating in the corner it lost its appeal?
The most mainstream games are rated M for mature matters such as blood and gore, drugs, sexual content, inappropriate language, and graphic violence. However, just because they are rated M it doesn’t mean that it’s only interesting to a mature audience. According to a survey by The Pew Research Center reported “in 2008 that 97% of youths ages 12 to 17 played some type of video game, and that two-thirds of them played action and adventure games that tend to contain violent content.” Just because something isn’t recommended to children doesn’t mean it isn’t marketed towards them.
Today, many kids are constantly lining up to buy big titles games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Grand Theft Auto. Many voices heard online are the voices of children online, probably no older than eleven years of age. It shows that a rating holds no meaning it is merely a regulated recommendation, but it’s pretty noticeable that people often ignore these recommendations.
Some of these games seem like they can make the cut and be considered games rated for Teens, but there are many on the internet who feel that game industries add extra blood, gore, and profanity only to get the game to reach rated M on the Entertainment Software Rating Board’s scale. One hundred percent of students asked at FBCHS believe that the gaming industries would purposely rate these games as mature to market and make it seem more appealing to children.
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It is surprising to see that a judge in Oregon did not dismiss a lawsuit filed against the federal government for its failure to take action against fossil fuel emissions. Usually the issue of the future of our planet is ignored because the corporations that are poisoning our planet control our government. The so-called “representatives” are wealthy elites working in the interest of big business.
What makes this case especially interesting is the fact that these are children who are trying to make a case against the government. Will government act in its own interest or in the interest of future generations? If we were in their position, I think a lot of Americans would side with the children. Different sources have different views on how much of America believes in global warming. Thinkprogress.org says 70% of Americans believe in global warming. Wikipedia says 67% believe it is a threat.
The case being made is that by failing to take action against climate change, the U.S. government is denying them their constitutional right to life. If we are not following the constitution, then we are no longer a constitutional republic. If most of America believes in global warming and think it is a threat, then how can the politicians do nothing about it and claim they act in our interest?
I think the most important question here is: what kind of world do we want to make for our future generations? How do we want our society to be remembered? If we start asking those questions, then it could make a difference.
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