Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The People Vs. The New Affleck Batman

The world is thrilled. Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Even the babies know that already!
It seems like not everyone are thrilled to find out the news though. The publicity around the new Batman movie appears to have some unwanted effects over the audience. According to San Diego Red.com a lot of people are not agree that Ben will handle this new role. In the last days and hours this is confirmed by the appearance of a new Facebook pages with names like: “Fans against Ben Affleck as Batman”, “Boycott Ben Affleck as Batman”, “Ben Affleck anti-batman campaign”, “Stop Ben Affleck from ruining Batman”, “Cast Alfredo Casero as Batman before Ben Affleck”*, etc. According to the San Diego Red, there were several comments in these pages that sounded like a death threats to the famous actor…

*"Ben Affleck receives death threats after being cast as the new Batman", SanDiegoRed.com, 27/8/2013

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The War in Syria: Proud to be Human?

The latest events in Syria are more than terrifying. After chemical weapons were released thousands of people including children died, many were injured and poisoned. According to the latest news president Obama stated there will be a military strike against Syria. It is “designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.”* What a sentenceit just leaves you speechless…

I don`t know who to blame and whether there is right and wrong in this situation. But I saw the photos and the videos full of death, tears and despair. And I wondersince the human kind lived for so long and brought so many wars and destruction, didn`t we overcome it? Haven`t we already learned how to deal with each other without killing each other?

A thought has come to me lately… should one be proud or ashamed to call oneself human?

My heart goes with the civil Syrian people and their families and I pray to God no other person to be harmed in whatever military action is to come…  

*”After Syria chemical allegations, Obama considering limited military strike”, The Washington Post, 8/26/2013

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Linda Ronstadt Quits Singing

The 67-year old singer Linda Ronstadt quits singing according to information that appeared in the media today. She admits to suffering a Parkinson disease that doesn`t allow her to continue her career.

The Parkinson disease also known as PD, is a condition where certain parts of the brain doesn`t work properly. This becomes a problem for the quality of life of the patient because it affects severely some mental processes as well as being able to move. Usually the arms are most affected as they start to tremble uncontrollably.

Linda is born in Tuscon, Arizona. She is a singer and a songwriter, also been an actress for a while. She won 11 Grammy awards during her career.