Monday, August 31, 2015

'So in the world of today: 31 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-The Governor of Alaska refused to meet with President Obama.
-Obama is renaming Alaska’s Mt. McKinley to Denali.
-North Dakota legalized armed drones.
-Two western Journalist were arrested in Turkey on Terror charges.
-A Saudi Airstrike in Yemen killed 34 civilians.
-Iran is constructing something at a site where they were recently suspected of developing nuclear arms.
-South Korea’s President met with the Chinese.

Friday, August 28, 2015

'So in the world of today: 28 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-A Wyoming man was fined over 16 million by the EPA for having a pond on his property.
-A Chicago Principal is about to lose his job for speaking against common core.
-A federal appeals court said that it’s ok for the Government to collect people’s phone data.
-Florida declared a state of emergency in anticipation of tropical storm Erica.
-at least 200 migrants were found dead off Libya’s coast.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

'So in the world of today: (long one) 27 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today: (long one)
-South Sudan signed a peace deal.
-Vultures in Africa are becoming endangered.
-Bodies of at least 50 migrants were found in a Hungarian truck.
-China sentenced 45 people for terror and terror related activities.
-Flooding in North Korea killed 40, and stranded thousands.
-Ukraine and its creditors agreed on a plan to restructure 18 million$ of its debt.
-Iran accused the US of holding 19 Iranians.
-One of the newly born Panda twins at the National Zoo died.
-Walmart is taking high powered rifles off the shelves.
-experts fear that televised shootings will become more common.
-Colorado is dissatisfied with the way the Animas river scandal is being investigated.
-Solandra mislead the Government to get 535 million$ loan.
-The Government released a plan to protect the sage grouse. The plan will cost 200 million and impact 11 states.
-Kazakhstan signed a deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency to start a Uranium Bank.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

'So in the world of today: 25 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-Thousands in Nepal protested the proposals for a new constitution.
-The stock market recovered from recent losses.
-The UN told South Sudan to sign a peace deal or face the consequences.
-China was found to have sold weapons to South Sudan during the recent conflict.
-a Judge in Ferguson suspended all warrants made before 2015.

Monday, August 24, 2015

'So in the world of today: 24 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today: (heads up it's a big news day)
-So far 9 opposition candidates are being blocked from running for office in Venezuela.
-Washington is experiencing the largest wildfires in its history.
-The LDS church opened a temple in Indiana.
-South Korea agreed to turn off its propaganda loudspeakers so that North Korea would not declare war.
-Economists are pessimistic about possible economic growth.
-The Obama administration proposed investing a billion dollars to promote the use of solar energy.
-A new Hampshire Court ruled that taking a voting booth selfie is protected speech.
-Ghana’s Doctors returned to work.
-Representative Cruz accused President Obama of withholding information about Russia violating a nuclear treaty.
-Isis killed 30 people charged with sodomy.
-The UN’s estimate for monitoring Iran’s nuclear processing came to 1.5 million yearly.
-Two Panda Cubs were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Friday, August 21, 2015

'So in the world of today: 21 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-A US aid worker was made to be al-Baghadadi (Isis’ leader)’s sex slave before being murdered.
-The US is denying entry to Christian refuges from the Middle East.
-Isis’ number 2 guy was killed by the US.
-A CNN poll found a majority of Americans were unhappy with the president’s Iran Nuclear Deal.
-Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote.
-the DOW took a 900 point dive.
-Kim Jong Un said that his troops were prepared for war.
-Whales near Alaska are dying at a ridiculous rate.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

'So in the world of today: 20 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-Slovakia announced that it would only accept Christian migrants.
-A Rasmussen poll of Black Voters found that almost 80% preferred the phrase ‘all lives matter’ over the phrase ‘black lives matter’.
-the US said that Turkey should do more against Isis.
-North and South Korea fired shots at one another.
-Last July was the hottest month on record.
-Greece’s Prime Minister is resigning.

'So in the world of today: 19 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-over 200 murders have occurred in Baltimore this year.
-Three women have been called to priesthood leadership councils in the LDS church.
-125 have been murdered in El Salvador since Monday.
-Iran made a deal with the UN to be its own nuclear site inspector.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

'So in the world of today: 18 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-800 people attended a funeral for a veteran who had no family.
-Iran is buying missiles from Russia.
-Pornography will no longer be available at any of The Hilton Hotels.
-The US and UK criticized South Sudan for not signing a peace deal.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

'So in the world of today: 13 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-Sesame Street is moving to HBO
-Al Qaeda’s leader agreed to work under the Taliban.
-The Connecticut Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional in the state.
-Isis killed 67 in Baghdad.
-a chemical explosion in Tianjin China killed 50.
-Hundreds in Quito Equator went on strike to protest president Correa’s actions.
-Seattle said that all bathrooms open to the public must be gender neutral.
-a Colorado court ruled that religious beliefs could not be grounds on which to refuse service.
-John Kerry said that the US dollar may cease to be the world’s reserve currency if the Iran Nuclear deal does not go through.

Neptune Pine Smart Watch Review

The Neptune Pine is basically the only stand alone smart watch today. I decided to finally get rid of the smartphone, when the screen broke. I was tired of keeping track of it, and I don't like it in my pocket.
The Neptune Pine met all my expectations, for I knew what I was getting by the specs. The hardware is very weak. It can barely run Facebook, so I downloaded the app Facebook Lite. The weak hardware makes me ashamed to share the photographs that I have.
I have shared the 5 MP pictures, and people say that it is blurry. I shared some photos with my brother over Bluetooth, and they were fine. I got a new camera app yesterday, but I have not tried it much yet.
I would recommend using a Bluetooth headset to receiving calls. The cord is a little annoying. It is not convenient to pull out the wire headset, when you are out and about.
The person who sold the Neptune Pine to me rooted it, so I don't know the stock rom. It is basically a watch android device, running most of the apps that I am used to on my previous smartphone.
I like the design. The landscape layout is my preference. I like how it detaches from the wristband because I can look at it more comfortable. It's nice at the airport because I can detach the device, and have it easily scanned as my boarding pass.
The initial getting use to it is a little weird because the way that you put the Sim card in it is not what I am used to. It is hard to get used to detaching the phone from the wristband to charge it and so forth. Support online to figure these things out are not official, but you can find it, and it is helpful.
People think that the device is really cool, and they compliment me. People also say that it is really big, but it is a big real cool fashion statement.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

'So in the world of today: 11 August 2015' by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
-a prosecutor for the DA’s office assigned to the Planned Parenthood case was found to also be on its board of directors.
-Seattle is putting a tax on guns and bullets.
-Steve Maman is using his fortune and contacts to liberate children from Isis.
-China devalued its currency. The dollar and euro both lost value as well.
-The US coalition launched 30 airstrikes against Isis.
-Japan turned on one of its nuclear reactors.
-Coke is in hot water for releasing misleading commercials.
-Greece and its creditors agreed on another bailout.

"So in the world of today: 10 August 2015" by Sam Orr

So in the world of today:
- 56 in Ferguson were arrested for violent actions.
- The EPA dumped over 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River.
- California agreed to pay for a prisoner’s sex surgery.
-bombings in Iraq killed 75.
-over 250 kids in a Pakistani village were sexually abused.
-Fighting in Burundi has killed 94 so far.
-a judge ordered the state department not to destroy documents on a pair of Clinton aids.
-a report found that Chinese hackers have had access to top us government officials’ emails since 2010.
-The US embassy in Istanbul was attacked.
-50 people were killed in Afghanistan.
-The House of Representatives is investigating Planned Parenthood.