Saturday, November 21, 2009

MJ Suicide Part 1

Michael Jackson, who has been a staple in American society ever since the early 1970s, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2009. His unexpected death left many with the question why? The fascination with Jackson’s life even followed him in death. People around the globe wanted to know how the King of Pop died. Death under any circumstances can be very hard to process, but Jackson’s death was definitely premature. Ideas and rumors quickly spread on the Internet because the public wanted to know if his death had been a suicide or a homicide.

In the wake of Jackson’s death, the media could not help but speak of his troubled past. The news of Jackson’s death was followed by a reminder of his idiosyncrasies in life. The New York Times referred to Jackson as the “Peter Pan of pop music” (Barnes June 26, 2009). Jackson was portrayed as an eccentric, Peter Pan wanna-be, plastic surgery getting, baby dangling possible child molester. As more was learned about the events surrounding Jackson’s death, his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray became the focus of attention. Many wanted to know how Jackson could have died so suddenly while under the watchful eye of a physician. Curiosity continued to loom when the Los Angeles County coroner’s office announced that Jackson’s death was a “homicide caused by acute intoxication from the anesthetic propofol” (Blankstein September 16, 2009).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Facebook, Google and Wikipedia Big Wigs Attend Vatican Meeting

Executives from Facebook, Google and Wikipedia traveled to the Vatican to discuss the affects of the internet on youth culture. The Vatican recently began their YouTube channel to keep in touch with the youth (click HERE to see).

Read more HERE

Monday, November 16, 2009


"But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience."

Rihanna Defines Denial

For her age she definitely gets much credit for explaining her actions and reactions. She also defines the denial that women in domestic situations deal with very articulately. This issue definitely needs more attention:

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1998 and 2002:

  • Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
  • 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse at were female.
Read more HERE