Je Suis Charlie: Is Our Right To Freedom Of Press Suppressed?

7 Jan

Recently, 3 gunmen slayed 12 people in a terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris, France.  The attacks were carried out in retaliation for a cartoon that satirized the militant leader of the Islamic State.  Charlie Hebdo was also bombed in 2011 in retaliation for a satirization of the Prophet Muhammed.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30710883

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-magazine-attack/confusion-french-hunt-magazine-attack-suspects-n281761

 

It seems that Islam gets a “bad rep” as a religion due to the actions of extremists in the name of Allah even though those actions appear politically motivated.  What are some positive action steps that could be taken if Muslims wanted to show the peaceful side of their beliefs?

 

http://www.idiotsguides.com/religion-and-spirituality/islam/understanding-islam-beliefs-and-teachings/

 

What are some positive, peaceful actions that we as a society can show each other in order to maintain our freedom of press?

 

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UNBROKEN: A MOVING TALE OF FORGIVENESS, STRENGTH AND COURAGE

26 Dec

We all have greatness within us and our greatness shines through when our spirits are tested.  Louis Zamperini, is one man who under extraordinary circumstances showed remarkable greatness. Unbroken is based off the book written by Laura Hillenbrand and directed by Angelina Jolie.  It chronicles his childhood, his marathon in the Olympics and his war time service.  He passed away in 2014.

I viewed this film on Christmas Day and found it to be extremely moving but very long.

 

Big Hero 6 and the Engineer

24 Nov

Constructing. Designing. Inventing. Thinking outside the box. These words and more describe what it means to be an engineer. From the time we begin to use our hands as children, we begin to engineer.  Aerospace, agriculture, biological,  and computer are just a handful of the 200 of engineering.[1] Without engineers, the luxuries that we overlook or  may take for granted would cease to exist. Continue reading

Gone Girl

20 Oct

If you are a fan of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, you have undoubtedly seen the David Fincher film. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as “Amazing” Amy Dunne, the film stays extremely true to the tone and nature of the novel. It doesn’t hurt that Flynn is the screenwriter. Continue reading

Netflix: Original Content is Here to Stay!

21 Jul

We’ve discussed on LIH our love and support for original content and with the popularity of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” it’s clear audiences have embraced this new form. How about Netflix’s competitors Amazon and Hulu (who spent billions of dollars on original content) how well are they doing?

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