Song of the Day:
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande featuring The Weekend
"Cause if you want to keep me, you gotta love me harder
And if you really need me, you gotta love me harder
Love me, love me, love me
Harder, harder, harder”
"And if in the moment I bite my lip
Baby, in the moment you’ll know this is
Something bigger than us and beyond bliss
Give me a reason to believe it”
"Tell me something I need to know
Then take my breath and never let it go
If you just let me invade your space
I’ll take the pleasure, take it with the pain”
LOOK AT THIS MAP
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released this new map of marriage equality in the United States, showing just how far we have come in the last decade. In 2004, 10 years ago, Massachusetts was the first to legalize same-sex marriage, and now there are 32 states + Washington D.C. with marriage equality, 3 states on the cusp, and 4 states awaiting imminent decisions by the courts. Ladies and gentlemen, this is history. We have dreamed of it, we have fought for it and we have won. The LGBT community faces many more important challenges, especially in countries which still imprison and execute homosexuals, but I think this map should bring hope for LGBT people across the globe. The view is changing. Equality is coming. Don’t give up now, we are too close for that. It gets better!
"Oh baby I can’t come down, so please come help me out
You got me feelin’ high and I can’t step off the cloud
And I just can’t get enough”
"Addicted, I can’t get away from you
Afflicted, I need it, I miss it
I want your love right next to me
And I can’t erase you out of my memory”
"Boy I think about it every night and day
I’m addicted, wanna jam inside your love
I wouldn’t wanna have it any other way
I’m addicted and I just can’t get enough”
SHEPARD SMITH ON EBOLA: FEAR NOT
It is not often I can say positive things about FOX News, in fact I have spent years slamming them and their dangerous tactics and biases, but FOX host Shepard Smith seems to be the only voice of reason in the American media right now. While other reporters push into 24 hours of primarily Ebola coverage, scaring the public into wearing gloves and masks and being glued to their TVs, Smith tells us why we should have absolutely no fear of Ebola.
This is not West Africa where thousands are dying due to Ebola, one man has died and several others are undergoing treatment or have been cured… You are not going to catch this disease. The media has hyped Ebola to a point where parents are scared to send their children to school and it is disgusting. They make money on you being glued to their reports. They did this with Al Qaeda, ISIS, North Korea, California’s earthquakes, MH370, the Affordable Care Act, and anything else they could grab your attention with. Do not let them do this to you. We should be focused on how to help our brothers and sisters in West Africa overcome this, not hyping a few American cases to the point where a travel ban is being considered. Watch this video and share.
*Note: Shepard accidentally says 2 healthcare workers died in the US but meant 1 dead and 2 infected.
Job #1 - Location: Tokyo, Japan. Duty: English Teacher/Tutor. Compensation: $2,300/Month. Status: Turned down due to location.
Job #2 - Location: Philadelphia, PA. Duty: Sales Associate at car dealership. Compensation: TBD. Status: Application rejected due to future plans.
Job #3 - Location: Philadelphia, PA. Duty: Payroll Officer. Compensation: $450/Week. Status: I was suspicious of the job offer, there was just something uneasy about it, so I contacted the headquarters of said company to ask if they could confirm the authenticity of this job offer. Not only did they tell me the person who offered me the job does not work for their company, but they do not even have an office in Philadelphia. The offer was a scam to get my personal information but luckily I am smart enough to research before I trust job offers.
Job #4 - Location: Mcadoo, PA. Duty: Personal Assistant. Compensation: $300/Week. Status: Awaiting verification. I suspect this job offer, as the last, is a scam. I researched the company and could not find any solid evidence that it is legitimate. I became suspicious due to the grammar mistakes in the email, as well as the lack of results when searching the company online.
Job #5 - Location: Philadelphia, PA. Duty: Personal Assistant. Compensation: TBD. Status: Awaiting verification. As with the last 2, I am lead to believe that this is possibly a scam due to the lack of information in the initial email. I remain hopeful that this is a legitimate offer but I proceed cautiously.
Honestly, I have no idea what to do at this point. Despite hundreds of applications and many interviews… I just cannot seem to land a decent job since I was fired last month. I have even been rejected from hotel housekeeping positions and fast food places. What pisses me off is that I rejected a position at the Philadelphia Zoo in July because I didn’t want to abandon my job as a personal assistant. Despite being underpaid and disrespected, I was loyal to my boss because he gave me a chance… then he screwed me over. Another big problem is that you need licensing, training, or certification for a lot of jobs here. Even selling cars or being a security guard takes a special license which I cannot afford. I want to become an EMT but the cost of school, materials, and living expenses would be thousands, and I can’t take out a loan without a job. I am out of money, I am growing weary, and I just have no idea what to do. I don’t have anything to pawn, my shoes are tattered, and my brain is fried. I really don’t even want to go to the store to buy groceries because my bank account is so low. I need to come up with some campaign to find a job because obviously the traditional application process just isn’t working, or come up with a fundraiser to get me some sort of license/training. I have so many incredible ideas but without money there is just no way to pursue them. How ironic is it that a concept created by humans (money) is what holds humans back the most?
Michael Dunn has been sentenced to life in prison after killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012. The teenager was killed at a gas station in Florida when Dunn started a confrontation with Davis and his friends over their loud music. Dunn fired 10 rounds into the vehicle which also injured 3 others, leading to attempted murder charges. Dunn was found guilty of the murder charge on October 1st.
Finally, Florida gets justice right. R.I.P. Jordan Davis.