U.S. Military Accused Of Telling Soldiers To Overlook Afghan Abuse Of Boys

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This case has been in the news lately and I wanted to express my opinion about this event that have been happening in Afghanistan. 

As you have seen in the video two U.S. soldiers used force to get their message to the Afghan leaders who sexually abused boys. The soldiers threw them to the floor multiple times and told them never to go near that boy or his mother again. These two soldiers were relieved of their duties after they ignored orders. U.S. soldier Dan Quinn talked about the reason why the soldiers were ordered to ignore this crime.

“The reason we weren’t able to step in with these local rape cases was we didn’t want to undermine the authority of the local government,” Quinn said. “We were trying to build up the local government. Us acting after the local government fails to can certainly undermine their credibility.” 

Many may…

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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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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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