Showing posts with label important notice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label important notice. Show all posts

Friday, June 23, 2017

How Armadillo Art Glass benefits the community revisited!

Armadillo Art Glass is a collection of local artists from the Austin, Texas community who sell their crafts by using their skills in glass blowing. With local artists coming together to form a community, such artists can sell their crafts and artworks for profit which will gear to generate money into the community. These artists are helping the community with their works of art. With these profits, 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels sponsors events held by  Armadillo Art Glass.

“They make art. There’s live paintings. It’s just a really chill event. Local artists come together to build a community and share art. Meals On Wheels raised $150,000 dollars last year for this charity event.” said Meg Stahl.

Armadillo Art Glass raised $150,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels last year in 2016. The average amount of donations Armadillo Art Glass receives for their charity events are $150,000 dollars a year. In some years, Meals On Wheels raises $300,000 dollars from sales at their charity events. 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations and partner sponsorships involved inside this charity event sponsored by Meals On Wheels.

How Arctic drilling is effecting various environments.

The environmental effects of Arctic drilling will surely have negative effects on the ozone layer along several of our other continents across the planet Earth. Carbon will be released into the air along with all the machinery and oil drilling equipment used to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. That equipment will be used to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean will pollute the ocean water along several ice glaciers. Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean will effect many sea animals along some mammals nature habitat. Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean will pollute the ocean as well.

Yahoo News has even done an extensive news coverage story about Arctic drilling on the month of May 2015. Arctic drilling will have negative effects on the ozone layer of the planet Earth as Yahoo News claims.

Because the country of Australia is close to the ice glacier continent called Antarctica along with such countries as Chile and Argentina, Australia as a continent will be effected by global warming and the ozone layer itself. The environment of Australia is effected by global warming due the continents close proximity to the ice glacier continent of Antarctica. Australia along with Chile and Argentina are closer to the ozone layer thus making most of their lands arid deserts and uninhabitable. Global warming has certainly made the desert environment of Australia more arid, full of droughts, and somewhat uninhabitable in past 10 to 20 years. The effects of climate change and global warming certainly play a role in the metropolitan/rural divide in the Australian environment. These climate changes from global warming effects will have a toll on the Australian environment someday eventually.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Why the US government needs to take away corporate subsidies in yearly taxes revisited!

The United States pays more in taxes in corporate subsidies taxes more than any other countries scattered across the world. US citizens pay too much in corporate subsidies taxes. Corporations get a lot of handouts from the government as Phillip from the TheAdviseShow pointed out. Corporate subsidies are considered as entitlement. No more handouts!

Privatization is a business form of outsourcing. Privatization and outsourcing go hand in hand with each other in economic terms of free market economics along with free market trade. These jobs are being sent offshore and are never coming back at all! To sum it all up, privatization really means "outsourcing"! Watch out for that!

Is it possible to get a tax extension? No it's not always possible for a person to get an extension for their taxes. That's just not the reality in the world of accounting and finance. Taxes are due when they are due. Tax extension is only possible in very special unique circumstances. A tax extension is only given to certain people at certain times basically. Other than that, no, people don't get a tax extension. That's just not the reality.

Why the US government needs to take away corporate subsidies in yearly taxes!

We need to take away and get rid of these corporate subsidies! Here's why!
The United States pays more in taxes in corporate subsidies taxes more than any other countries scattered across the world. US citizens pay too much in corporate subsidies taxes. There really ought to be a limitation in cap on these taxes. Corporate subsidies are considered as entitlement. Corporations get a lot of handouts from the government as Phillip from the TheAdviseShow pointed out. We need to get rid of these withstanding laws.This method of taxation is quite harmful.
No more handouts!

How global warming effects the country of Australia.

Because the country of Australia is close to the ice glacier continent called Antarctica along with such countries as Chile and Argentina, Australia as a continent will be effected by global warming and the ozone layer itself. The environment of Australia is effected by global warming due the continents close proximity to the ice glacier continent of Antarctica. Australia along with Chile and Argentina are closer to the ozone layer thus making most of their lands arid deserts and uninhabitable. Global warming has certainly made the desert environment of Australia more arid, full of droughts, and somewhat uninhabitable in past 10 to 20 years. The effects of climate change and global warming certainly play a role in the metropolitan/rural divide in the Australian environment. These climate changes from global warming effects will have a toll on the Australian environment someday eventually.

Most of Australia has been considered as uninhabitable and unlivable for human life for much of Australia's history. Most of the land has always been desert ever since Australia was discovered by the British monarchy as historians state. Global warming has effected Australia along with Canada, Liberia, Poland, and the United States along with several countries across the planet Earth.

Subtropical cities such as Brisbane and Perth have much brighter subtropical weather year round than the rest of the continent of Australia. Floods do occur in beach cities of Australia due to their close proximity to the warm subtropical weather from the Australian coastline. More floods in Australia are the result of global warming and climate change as meteorologists claim in the broadcasted weather news and believe.

Insight on the politics of Jello Biafra.

Jello Biafra has made some anti-Bush statements along with Fat Mike of NOFX. For those who don't know, Jello Biafra has run for mayor of San Francisco in 1977. Jello Biafra ran as a candidate for the Green Party in 2000, performed with NOFX at the Rock Against George Bush and crashed the Democratic National Convention and Republican Convention more than twice. Jello Biafra had joined the Occupy movement of 2011 and 2012. So Jello Biafra is STILL relevant today. Jello Biafra has made some anti-Obama statements after Barrack Obama let 320 million Americans along with the rest of the world down. Even with all that Change and Hope crap. Because of some of his ridiculous requests he wants to have happen and because he has been compared to Crazy Leftists (Leftivists) and Crazy Centrists, nobody will really vote for him and take He is pro Green Party despite some pro Libertarian Party sentiments made long ago.

Ted Cruz and his views on immigration.

This was discussed during the Republican National Convention of July 20, 2016. Ted Cruz did not debate too much of this subject or admit anything much however in August 2016. Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump as president for being anti-immigration himself as Ted Cruz is also known for having a stance against immigrants and being anti-immigration. Both of them are known for their anti-immigration attitudes and stances. Especially Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz is nationally known for that.

What's so ironic and idiotic is that Ted Cruz himself is an immigrant. He migrated from Cuba to Canada early in his life and after living in Canada for some years, he finally migrates to the United States. So in a literal sense, Ted Cruz is an immigrant. United States is home to immigrants from countries all over the world. So for Ted Cruz or Donald Trump to say the government should close off the border of Mexico to immigrants is nonsense. Him or Donald Trump saying to build a wall across the Mexican border is illogical nonsense. This logic did not work in China when their government built the Great Wall of China located on the border of Mongolia 5,000 years ago and this logic will not work now. Our technology is better than it was then. Therefore Ted Cruz' stance on immigration is flawed.

[Ted Cruz caught a lot of flack from the US Republican Party for not supporting Donald Trump. Republican candidate Ted Cruz was supposed to endorse Donald Trump in his ongoing presidential campaign originally. But Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president because that was never a part of Ted Cruz's political agenda. Not because of his stance on immigration.]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Opium crops still rise in Afghanistan's premium economy.

In the 1990's, Afghanistan was producing a large amounts of illicit crops. These illicit crops were known as opium. Opium is known to be highly addictive and effective for medicine. This led the country of Afghanistan to be first place in the world for opium production. But it was not long until these opium crops were banished from existence in Afghanistan.

The year 2000 is when opium was banned in Afghanistan. It was due to the political influence of the Taliban that led opium to be illegal by government policy. By then, governmental policies had taken a u-turn in laws of the land in Afghanistan. The crops of opium were highly effected by these laws. Production of opium took a massive decline over the years to come. By 2002, most of the opium crops were destroyed by the Taliban. However in 2016, opium usage would continue to rise despite all the country of Afghanistan's hardships. Opium remains a problem to this day still.

How Tent Cities are run in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the first person to set up "Tent City" in Maricopa County during the year of 1993 as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail system. Eventually later on, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would approve more building of these "Tent Cities" around the state of Arizona and not just Phoenix metropolitan area. By 2009, there were more than 15 Tent Cities. These Tent Cities are similar to prison and jail of course. These Tent Cities are run like a prison system obviously.

And yes, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has even went to the extent of describing Tent City as a concentration camp. Lawyers and attorneys have questionably wondered and continue to fight over the constitutionality of Tent  Cities. Tent Cities are criticized by human rights groups stating there are violations of human rights and constitutional rights going on there. In 2010 even more tent cities were built.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio runs law enforcement for Phoenix along with the state of Arizona with an iron fist. We all know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn't play around when it comes to law enforcement and politics.

A look at the United States presidential campaign of 2016.

Overall, the election came and went. The battle for presidency raged on ever so much. The United States presidential campaign of 2016 was almost similar to a chapter taken straight out of a dystopian novel. Both political parties do not have America's best interest at heart. These presidential candidates represented their own supposed political party even though they don't have the voters interest at heart. They only care about big business and the upper class. Either way, America is screwed.

There were huge problems with both presidential candidates from both political parties due to personality clashes. One candidate publicly attacks another candidate representing another political party based on their own personality while the other candidate does the exact same thing to the candidate attacking that candidate right back. Each presidential candidate represented their own political party. These presidential candidates represented their own supposed political party even though they don't have the voters interest at heart.

Our votes are based solely upon economic factors in our lives. A great number of voters are lowly informed voters who overlook economic factors. People like this vote for the incumbent party when times are good for them. We live in international times. We're living in a country where people are constantly scared they're losing their rights.

News reporters and anchors were selling blatant lies about both candidates live on TV. The presidential campaign was attacked by many news organizations on TV. The pressure was quite aggressive and radical this year. Such aggression and rhetoric can't be hidden for long. The news media straight up lied to its audience and views across the nation.


For example…

How Hillary Clinton gained the votes for her presidential campaign is solely from political parties which has ultimately resulted in political corruption of course as many major news outlets and a handful of independent news organizations reported. The news media straight up lied to its audience and views across the nation about news surrounding Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's support only stemmed from blatant criminal acts and political corruption. It was the fact she was straight from big money, control of the media, support from official in office from foreign governments, and activist involvement is where her support only stemmed from. Hillary Clinton needs to be jailed for some of her actions. Hillary Clinton gained the votes for her presidential campaign solely from political parties and donations.


Another example is that some news organizations blatantly lied about how Donald Trump doesn't want to win the presidential election during the presidential campaign. That's false. He clearly wants to win especially with all the public appearances he has been making along donations from big business, supposed activists, and other political parties. How Donald Trump pulled victory is with big money. His support only stemmed from big money. Not only that! Donald Trump is racist.
  
From the GOP perspective, Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory in New York. His victory was a clean sweep. His victory was a clean sweep that was dealt with a clear blow shockingly however. This clear blow was a shocker. Nonetheless, both Trump and the GOP continue to capitalize off their own victories. After all, Donald Trump garners marginal support from the GOP. He has secure endorsement from the GOP and in New York State.

The rightness of Donald Trump proves to be questionable. The logic of Trump is flawed. Donald Trump refuses to increase minimum wage, enact a living wage standard nationwide, cease all wars the US is currently involved in, get rid of tax breaks, or reform healthcare, but he will limit immigration.

Donald Trump is so quick as to dismiss viewpoints from others as he is a narcissist. He is unapologetic in his political beliefs even if his political viewpoints are politically incorrect. Yet his speeches resonate with his audience under a true conservative formation motivated by his conservative ideology with strong sense. He is seen by his supporters as brash and unapologetically patriotic. This is his true patriotism. Still, the GOP views Donald Trump as a “savior” or “the great one”.

From the GOP perspective and his too, Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory from the voters in New York. In 2016, Donald Trump won votes in the US State of New York during the presidential election which eventually led him to become President of the United States. Donald Trump capitalized on his great victory in New York winning the primary election in that state in 2016. The rightness of both the GOP and Donald Trump proves to be questionable.


One other example is the news media straight up lied about Jill Stein acting as if she did not exist in a desperate attempt to make her lose the presidential campaign. Many news channels on TV refused to cover Jill Stein live during the presidential campaign due to her radical politics. She has the voters interest at heart while big business and other so called political parties don't. Jill Stein also has America's interest at heart. Her radical stance on politics made the news media ignore her. Jill Stein and her contradictions against the establishment are truly a blessing in disguise. Jill Stein is what's needed to Make America Great Again. Jill Stein is what's needed to Make America Brehsive Again.


Ted Cruz against supporting Donald Trump in presidential campaign at Republican National Convention.

Ted Cruz caught a lot of flack from the US Republican Party along with supporters and was booed off stage by his followers for not endorsing Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016.

To set the record straight, Ted Cruz never supported Donald Trump! Endorsing Donald Trump was not in Ted Cruz's plan. Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president because that was never a part of Ted Cruz's political agenda. Republican candidate Ted Cruz was supposed to endorse Donald Trump in his ongoing presidential campaign originally. Ted Cruz stood up against Donald Trump of course. So Ted Cruz withdrew his support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign which also resulted in Ted Cruz not endorsing Donald Trump because of the lack of support for Ted Cruz himself. This was Ted Cruz standing up for what he believed in.

New York Times reported that Ted Cruz did not take statements and things personally because this was politics. Many fans and supporters were angry demanding answers from Ted Cruz for actions in his speech. The public is still demanding answers from Ted Cruz.This was all because Ted Cruz withdrew his support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and him not endorsing Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention. But Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump as president for being anti-immigration himself as Ted Cruz is also known for having a stance against immigrants and being anti-immigration.

Income inequality in the United States of America revealed.

United States of America is the known chosen land of the free. All you need is common sense to realize that you are not truly free as an American citizen. It helps to have some money.
Many American citizens are underpaid and overworked. So many American citizens consider their pay to be low in terms of income. That's just the reality though. The perspective of an average American citizen who is considered a modern day slave by society. In the eyes of many American citizens, income equality is income inequality. The average American citizen is a modern day slave. Only those who are rich will succeed. Those who are poor are deemed as failures. Those are the norms in such ideology imposed by American culture and society. Politics and culture play huge roles inside income inequality and income equality in the United States of America.

Biography of Vernon Leroy Smith.

Vernon Leroy Smith was born at the King's Daughters Hospital in Temple, Texas, US to William Thurman Smith and Lillie Earl Davis Smith on the date of June 3, 1946. His family had a military background from which his father, William Thurman Smith, had come from. He was the baby of his family with 5 older brothers and 1 sister into a family of 8 people.

When Vernon was a year old, his parents discovered something was psychologically wrong with him. He wasn’t acting the ways as most children did. His behavior started becoming strangely erratic to unusual. They took Vernon to a neurologist. The neurologist told his parents that Vernon had down syndrome often referred to back then as mental retardation. He was later diagnosed with mental retardation at 2 years old.

Vernon Leroy Smith was known a special needs child with mental retardation whom had requiring special schooling and care to those in the community who knew him very well. Of course as Vernon grew older and larger, his family became unable to care for him and had no choice but to put him into a state-run mental health institution. The best place they could find for him was Travis State School located east of Austin, Texas. Vernon resided there at Travis State School for 4 short years from 1960 to 1964 until his time of death.

Vernon was always wanting to come home to his family as he felt his family abandoned him when they enrolled him at Travis State School. He felt unloved, unwanted, and out of place when he lived at Travis State School. Despite Travis State School having the best trained staff who were well caring, he had still felt out of place. His family made many trips visiting him at Travis State School when he was a resident there.  His first attempt to run away from Travis State School was in 1961. He was later recaptured and lived out the remainder of his life at the Austin State School - Farm Colony then later known as Travis State School. This however, would not be the only attempt that Vernon would try to escape from the institution. He attempted to escape the institution over 4 times.

In October 1964, Vernon ran away for good. Vernon had gotten himself into a meltdown about wanting to go home and be with his family. So he ran away from the school in an effort to go home Several days later, His body was found in the Colorado River from accidental drowning. He had water in lungs which he could not breathe from the asphyxiation from that. Vernon Leroy Smith had died in October 9, 1964.

This biography is a sad case about how those with mental retardation were kept hidden away by society and how families disregarded their feelings about their self-esteem. This is another case of how society has placed a stigma on mental retardation. Vernon Leroy Smith is no exception however.

Biography of Ida Oren Davenport.

Ida Oren Davenport was born in Wise County, Texas on the date of April 3, 1883. Ida Oren Davenport was the daughter of Thomas W. Davenport and Sarah S. Lispy. She was apparently born blind, but the family did not find out until later. They knew something was wrong with Ida. It was recommended by a doctor that Ida be institutionalized which was common at that time. Despite blindness being misdiagnosed mental illness. Ida was not mentally ill. She was just misdiagnosed. Ida's disability was being blind from birth. Her family sent her to live at Austin State School until 1938 when she died. She spent a remainder of her life at Austin State School.

Ida died in Austin, Texas on the date of November 7, 1938. She died of chronic laryngitis. Her death was very untimely. Her syphilis was another important illness that contributed to her death. At that time, there was no cure for syphilis whatsoever.

Ida Oren Davenport is a prime example case of misdiagnosed mental illness. Similar to Bernard Carabello.

How the cities and towns located in the United States and Canada are rebuilding themselves.

Several towns and cities across the United States of America and Canada are rebuilding themselves as college towns while rebrandishing their reputation as cities. This method of urban revival is spite of urban blight has been a prevalent practise recently at the start of the 21st century. Several towns and cities across the United States of America and Canada rebuilding themselves politically and structure-wise.


Windsor, Ontario, in Canada has been working hard to rebrandish its reputation as a city as Windsor is known as the Detroit of Canada. Windsor suffered the nearly the same fate as Detroit did with automobile industry but still has more manufacturing jobs that the city of Detroit. Right now the city of Windsor is going through a tough time in urban blight as Detroit is currently. There's not a whole lot left but despite all the political downfalls, Windsor is managing to rebrand the city as a college town. Profit margins have been falling. Local politicians and citizens are working to bring Windsor back as a thriving city.


In fact, the city of Flint is rebuilding itself. Local politicians and citizens are working to bring Flint back as a thriving city it once was when GM was a huge factor in the town before GM outsourced their headquarters to Mexico in 1987.

In other words, Flint as a city is rebuilding itself as a college town with educational establishments in the city such as Kettering University, Mott College, Dort College, and University of Michigan - Flint. College campuses are recruiting more students in order to rebuild the city. So that means professors are being hired at the moment. Kettering University has been getting a lot positive news coverage in the press nationwide. The college educational system in Flint is currently being rebuilt.

Not only is Flint rebuilding itself as a college town but they are refurbishing and rebuilding the Downtown area of Flint ever since the year of 2008. The downtown area is looking nice now as there a lot of business transactions occurring in the downtown area of Flint. There are festivals filled with entertainment and music being held in Downtown Flint. Another bright side is that basketball is BIG in Flint, Michigan! There is a demand for the sport of basketball.

Both America and Canada are slowly rebuilding themselves. But there is still much more work to be done.

Monday, May 1, 2017

History behind the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead.

The Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead was built as a single farmstead in 1844. William S. Wallace and Mary Ann Wallace purchased 200 acres of land from the State of Texas in 1844 where FM 973 and Moore’s Crossing is located today. William S. Wallace and Mary Ann Wallace were slave owners. Several families were influenced by farming culture and agricultural setting in the area. The log cabins were built in 1846. The tenant house and dairy barn were built in the 1880s. House was enlarged in 1900.
The log cabin called Dog Trot Log Cabin was built in 1846. The Dog Trot Log Cabin is a vernacular house from the pre-Civil War era. rnacular house from the pre-railroad era, is easily identified by its one, two, three or four room plan. Each room is rectangular as are the other log cabins. Dog Trot Log Cabin had a chimney. The roof is a front gable roof.

Eventually J.B Moore and the Moore family purchased the farmstead from the Wallace family. Robert J. Moore and Mary Jane Moore along with the Moore family lived in the former Wallace-Burleson-Moore homestead house for nearly 30 years. The Moore children leased the Wallace-Burleson-Moore house to tenants.

J.B. Moore and Elizabeth Moore apparently lost their historic family farm along with other property at Moore's Crossing during the Great Depression in 1936. J.B. Moore faced what other families had face during the era of the Great Depression unwittingly.

In 1936, Arthur Olson and Hannah Olson purchased the farmstead land from J.B. Moore and had established their own dairy farm. 2 years after 1936, the Olsons remodeled the house to its current bungalow-like state of appearance. The Olsons also had enlarged the house. The Olsons had owned the property until 1960 when the farmstead was sold to Helen Steger.

Helen Steger purchased the land from Arthur Olson and Hannah Olson in 1960. She lived at this location from 1960 to 1994. In 1994, she was relocated to a nursing home by relatives due to her declining health. Helen Steger was the last person to have ever owned this home.

On the date of 3/27/1995, the City of Austin purchased the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead land as a part of their Airport Noise Mitigation Program to purchase any residences within 500 feet of ABIA Airport. The Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead and several other homes were within the 1,000 feet range of the ABIA Airport.
On the date of 3/27/1995, the City of Austin purchased the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead land the price of $316,000 dollars along with associated relocation costs of $176,106 dollars for a total of $492,106 dollars.


As of 2017, the homestead, farmstead, and outbuildings around ABIA remain empty. These buildings are rotting away in decay. Some of the roofs on the log cabin caved in overtime from neglect and weather. Some of these buildings are badly damaged from weather. Property is owned by the City of Austin. Property is gated with a chain link fence. The City of Austin plans keeps the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead buildings in an attempt of historic preservation. The City of Austin plans keeps the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead maintained as a historic attraction.

[The Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead is known as Site41TV1631 and Site 41TV1635 to all you surveyors and archaeologists out there. Although Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead is commonly referred to as Site 41TV1635.]
The location of the Wallace-Burleson-Moore farmstead is 5820 FM 973 S, Del Valle, Texas, US 78617.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

20,000 pound non-nuclear bomb dropped in Afghanistan update.

The United States Army has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the country of Afghanistan on the date of 4/13/2017. This non-nuclear bomb weighs up to 21,600 lbs. (pounds). Impact of the blast from this bomb was severe. Several citizens felt impact from the bomb blast in combustion after the bomb had been detonated. Several citizens reported seeing a mushroom cloud from 20 miles away after being dropped from being 21,600 feet in the air. A plume covered more than 10,000 feet. 11 tons of explosives were released.
The bomb that dropped was called a GBU-43. A GBU-43 weighs 21,600 pounds (lbs.) and is considered by most to be massive. GBU-43 is considered as “Mother of All Bombs” by The Pentagon. Originally this bomb was designed as a deterrent which was used in the Middle East in the year of 2003, but is now being used as a weapon of terror and mass destruction. GBU-43 is designated for combat use.

US President Donald Trump authorized a non-nuclear bomb to be dropped in Afghanistan in a militaristic effort to sweep out the combative militant ISIS group. The bomb was intended for an ISIS target. Particularly, this ISIS target was located inside a cave in Afghanistan. 800 ISIS fighters are present in Afghanistan. Most ISIS fighters are located in a village called Nangarhar. Afghan forces are battling ISIS there as well.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

20,000 pound non-nuclear bomb dropped in Afghanistan.

The United States Army has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in the country of Afghanistan on the date of 4/13/2017. This non-nuclear bomb weighs up to 20,000 lbs. (pounds). Impact of the blast from this bomb was severe. Several citizens felt impact from the bomb blast in combustion after the bomb had been detonated. Several citizens reported seeing a mushroom cloud from 20 miles away after being dropped from being 20,000 feet in the air. A plume covered more than 10,000 feet. 11 tonnes of explosives were released.
The bomb that dropped was called a GBU-43. A GBU-43 weighs 21,600 pounds (lbs.) and is considered by most to be massive. GBU-43 is considered as “Mother of All Bombs” by The Pentagon. Originally this bomb was designed as a deterrent which was used in the Middle East in the year of 2003, but is now being used as a weapon of terror and mass destruction. GBU-43 is designated for combat use.

US President Donald Trump authorized a non-nuclear bomb to be dropped in Afghanistan in a militaristic effort to sweep out the combative militant ISIS group. The bomb was intended for an ISIS target. Particularly, this ISIS target was located inside a cave in Afghanistan. 800 ISIS fighters are present in Afghanistan. Most ISIS fighters are located in a village called Nangarhar. Afghan forces are battling ISIS there as well.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Smog in Beijing, China remains an emerging problem.

In recent years, Beijing, China has seen an increase of smog due to lack of environmental safety laws that control pollution. Smog has risen at an increasingly harmful level going citizens health problems who live in the area and in the city of Beijing. The smog in Beijing has poisoned peoples lungs, added to the mold count, and contributed more to pollution. Smog in Beijing is very noticeable to the point where it is hard to visually unsee. As Sky News and AFP report, smog is an overgrowing problem in Beijing, China.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

History behind The Rock House (Horton-Duval House). The “other” Sneed House.

Judge Sebron Graham Sneed bought 470 acres of property south of Austin, Texas for farm they had purchased around a sum of $1,000 in 1854. Located on the 470 acre property was a single story structure called The Rock House. This limestone brick structure was called The Rock House was located on the former Sneed Plantation. The Rock House was once a plantation house purposed as a home for slave owners prior to the Civil War era. Not only did The Rock House serve as a home for slave owners, it served as a living quarters for slaves. The Horton-Duval  House served as slave quarters for the Sneed family.

The Rock House was built by Sneed's slaves and completed in 1857. Construction was finished by hand. Some of the walls and all of the fireplaces were limestone that was quarried from the Sneed farm. Lumber was used for the roof and floors in this single unit structure. The Rock House was more than likely designed by architect and general contractor Abner Hugh Cook. The Rock House was also known as Thomas Sneed House, Horton-Duval Home, and Horton-Duval House.

The Sneed family owned 21 slaves by 1860. During the Civil War, this house and the Sneed House was used as a recruiting station and a Confederate hospital. Sebron Sneed later willed 55 acres of the Sneed Plantation property to his daughter Marinda Bledsoe in July 15, 1871. Marinda Bledsoe willed the Sneed Plantation property her daughter Rockie Bledsoe by 1916. The house was remodeled with improvements in 1920. The Sneed family lived on the farm property until August 1, 1922, when it was sold with 196.4 acres to Bledsoe's cousin, Calvin L. Hughes for $8,000. Calvin L. Hughes willed the property to his daughter Virgia Lo Cage. Virgia Lo Cage lived there until her death in 1965. Frances Sneed Simnacher owned the property for a short period of time as well.

In 1992, the former Horton-Duval House was sold to Robert T. Davis for an amount of $49,000. A home-run business called INTERNATIONAL MICRO FILM FOUNDATION, INC operated there from 1984 to 2002. Robert T. Davis and Associates, Inc. operated out of that house as well. Robert T. Davis shut down both of his businesses in 2002.

A fire mysteriously destroyed the house on March 2, 1996. The cause of this fire was unknown. It was most likely arson. The same way the Sneed House caught on fire mysteriously. Old structures such as this one are more prone to catch on fire.

An application for demolition to Horton-Duval House was filed by Majid Hemassi in 1998. A public on an appeal of the decision by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission to deny an application for a demolition permit for the Horton-Duval House was denied on December 10, 1998. 2 appeals for an application for demolition were vehemently denied by the City of Austin due to a decision by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission citing the Horton-Duval House as a historic landmark despite not been having given a Texas Historic Landmark sign.


The Rock House is one of the few surviving pre-Civil War structures in the city of Austin. The few surviving pre-Civil War structures in Austin deteriorate further into despair with some structures or buildings almost beyond repair due to years of neglect, erosion, disaster, and vandalism. The Rock House is no exception to this case. Condition of The Rock House is quite the same condition as the Sneed House. The Horton-Duval House is a city historic landmark. Landmarks such as this one are important so we do not forget about our cultural history from the past.

Currently The Rock House lays in terrible condition almost beyond repair due to years of neglect. Overtime as years went by, The Rock House was vandalized by criminals and transients. Elements of neglect, vandalism, and erosion are evident. With signs of vegetation nature has taken over this place. It would take millions of dollars in an effort to revitalize or rebuild The Rock House due to its deteriorating condition. As of right now in 2017, there are no plans to demolish The Rock House. Majid Hemassi is the current owner.


[The Rock House is located at 6706 Bluff Springs Road, Austin, Texas, US 78744.]

Monday, January 23, 2017

News behind the Black Market Records bankruptcy of 2014.

On the date of 11/22/2014, Ced Singleton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his Black Market Records business. The case was taken to California Eastern Bankruptcy Court at that time. The motion to dismiss was denied without prejudice by the judge. Trustee Cedric Singleton asked the court to dismiss this bankruptcy case.

California Bankruptcy Court cleared Black Market Records of all debt and legal obligations to all of the titles that were included in the bankruptcy from 2005. Ced Singleton settled with the debtors and the lawyers which closed the bankruptcy in the year of 2015.

Ced Singleton never added William Larcell Charles as a creditor to the Black Market Records bankruptcy because he wasn't named in the publishing. They never signed no agreements or contracts. Ced kept him out of everything. In other words, William Larcell Charles was blackballed by Ced Singleton and Black Market Records. To this day, Ced Singleton still owes William Larcell Charles publishing royalties for which he never rightfully received.