Les Misérables: A Moment of thought-Is Crime and Dishonesty ever okay?

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Let me challenge you with the question, “Is crime and dishonesty ever okay?” What do you think of first? So many events and people can make you think of this question, and the first thought that came to my mind was Les Misérables and more specifically, the medium that was the movie recently made. The movie takes place in 1832, in Paris, France. I examined some of the songs in Les Misérables  to look for things related to this question, and I was pleasantly surprised with the abundance of data I found. Because of this, I decided to narrow it down to four characters that I would focus on, and an event, and three songs sung talking about the relation to the question “Is crime and dishonesty ever okay?”

I decided on examining four characters that most related to this question: Jean…

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Is Dishonesty Ever Okay?

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The tough part about arguing this topic is that okay can be a relative term, for example, it may be more okay to steal an apple from a grocery store than to obliterate a city, but neither are really socially acceptable. This topic I’m sure is commonly debated and opinions are formed. Here is mine:

When a victim isn’t really a victim, is a crime really a crime? I think that something like this would be acceptable because no wrong is done to anyone. An example of this could be a surprise birthday party. One friend is being dishonest to another friend, but the victim of the dishonesty is not wronged, and might even be glad that they were lied to because they received a nice surprise.

On the other hand, if someone were to lie to mass amounts of people for personal benefit, I think that it would be…

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Is Crime or Dishonesty Ever Okay?

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Today I’ll be covering something different than the usual tech blog. I’d like to talk about something that affects many people in various countries: poverty. Poverty determines the opportunities, privileges, comfort, and overall quality of a person’s life. I’m not saying that poor people can’t be happy, just that it generally becomes harder as financial struggles build up. Today I want to talk about the topic of morality, specifically if crime or dishonesty is ever okay.

angel_devilA great website exists called SPENT. It puts you through a month-long period in which you have to survive while earning only minimum wage. You have a child to take care of and the decisions you have to make are always quite difficult, so that’s why I’ll be discussing today the different options behind these perils in an impoverished person’s life. But first, I encourage you to play the game on your own…

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Lance Armstrong: The Full Story

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Lance Armstrong was the American dream, or so we thought. He was an accomplished cyclist holding seven Tour de France (one of the biggest cycling races in the world) victories, but as we found out, he had taken performance enhancing drugs while in competition, and just like that, his victories became failures. A tragedy right, but at the same time, we are all disappointed with him. Now he is viewed as “just another one of those sports legends taken down by drugs.” But what if I told you he, at the age of 25, was diagnosed with cancer in his lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, and eventually, brain. What about if I said he was the father of five children and a Texan through and through, or that now, and through his later life, he has been traveling the world apologising for what he has done wrong. Would you think twice…

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Chapter Nine and a Half: A Brief Discussion

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I sure hope the few of you who actually read this blog like disappointments, because this post certainly is one. Wow, maybe that wasn’t the best hook. Anyway, I thought that maybe we should take a moment for a… discussion. So, as much as I love to end each chapter with a bit of a cliffhanger, let us just take a moment to debate the actions of our questionable protagonist, Nathaniel Byrd.

Ah, yes. Nathan. He’s something, isn’t he?

I think we can all agree that some of Nathan’s actions aren’t exactly acceptable (you know, the whole killing-people-for-a-living thing). That was just pretty flat-out bad.

While that is quite clearly immoral, what about the instance between Nathan and his father? The fact that he tried to kill someone aside, was what Nathan did, framing his abusive father, okay? Let’s take a look at both sides.

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#FreeKe$ha

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If you have been on twitter recently you may have seen #freeke$ha trending #1. The whole idea behind this hashtag is to make everyone aware of what has happened to her. If you don’t know what happened to her or who Ke$ha is this blog will inform you.

Ke$ha is a world famous pop star, even though she hasn’t released any music since 2012. Ke$ha is know for her hit songs Tik Tok, Timber, Blow, and Die Young. There is a reason behind her not releasing any more music. Dr. Luke Gottwald, her producer, allegedly raped and drugged her. Ke$ha appealed against Sony Music Entertainment and Kemosabe Records, the companies her contract is under. One thing different about Ke$ha’s case then many others is she doesn’t want Dr. Luke to be charged with anything she just wants to be released from her contract. Ke$ha brought Dr. Luke and Sony to…

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#PrayforKesha

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Is Crime and Dishonesty ever Unacceptable?
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Sexual Assault can happen to anyone. It does not matter how you look like. If you are rich or poor. Skinny or overweight. Tall or short. It’s possible.

PopSugar alleges that he abused her physically, sexually, verbally, and emotionally for 10 years immediately after she was signed with him. She was forced to use drugs and alcohol and then he gave her pills which he said were sober pills, then she woke up on his bed naked, and feeling unwell without having any recollection of how she got there. He was also the reason why she had an eating disorder he told her she should lose weight and said that her body figure was just like a refrigerator.

And sadly Kesha Rose Sebert claims to have been one of those victims and not only did she say that she was raped but also…

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iBuyPower vs Netcode

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If you have never heard of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive before, it is a first person shooter game simulating battles between terrorists and counter-terrorists. It is largely played around the world and there are also professional teams that play in leagues for real money. That is specifically what this blog post is about.

iBuyPower vs Netcode is a very well known Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match. At the time of this specific match in 2014, iBP (iBuyPower) was one of the best teams in North America and when they were matched up against the team Netcode, people thought it would be an easy win. However, when the match played out, iBP was shockingly beaten 16-4. Though many believed that iBP had thrown the match, they still denied it. Over time, more and more evidence came out and not too long after the match, the team was banned.

Now you may be asking…

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Donald Trump for president? Is Donald Trump a good presidential candidate?

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People might start thinking about good presidents to vote for. I am not here writing this to tell you who to vote for, but instead I am here to tell you who not to vote for. Personally I think that Donald Trump would not make the best president. The reasons are as follows. (These are only a couple of the main reasons.)

Bad Businessman:

Number 1 is that he is a bad businessman. He runs major corporations which have all gone bankrupt several times. He can’t run a business properly and now you want to make him the president of our country. Think of all the things he would have to do. He would just fail us. He doesn’t know what he is doing and he is just going to make our country worse than it already is. This is why him being a bad businessman could affect him being…

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