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Some of the Best Photography I have ever seen…

I found some of the best photography I have ever seen on Yahoo! News this evening, and I thought it would be worth sharing!

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Just thought I would share those with whoever sees this.

Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/

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Best Films of 2012

– The Avengers Assemble

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The Avengers Assemble earned the biggest global gross profit of all films so far of 2012- almost $1.5 billion. This film had all the things I love in a film; suspense, action, amazing fighting scenes, incredible graphics and Iron Man. If you haven’t watched it, do.

– Brave

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I was actually quite apprehensive of this film, as I had previously believed Pixar were losing their edge. However, my views were changed when I was hit with the great storyline, the inclusive graphics and even the ending was amazing. I cried, which is unusual in an animated movie.

– Hunger Games

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I was a huge fan of the books for about the year before the movie came out. This film did include all of the elements of the books that I fell in love with. The storyline was still there, and all the action and suspense was almost unbearable. However, they cut a lot of the story out of the movie, which actually really dissapointed me. But, I still believe this was one of the best movies of 2012 because if I hadn’t read the book beforehand I would have been seriously impressed.

– The Amazing Spider Man

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The Amazing Spider Man was actually one of the very few movies which made me choke up. The actor, Andrew Garfield, was unbelievably true to the character and made the film so amazingly realistic. I thought that even though the graphics were almost unreal, the film still kept a strong sense of believability.

– Skyfall

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Skyfall, the most recent addition to the James Bond movie family, really lived up to the heavy expectations the media put on it. Daniel Craig was incredible, and the villain played by Javier Bardem was chillingly realistic. Judy Dench had a strange sense of nostalgia for me, as she kept all the original elements of Bond together. I thought this film was incredible.

– The Dark Knight Rises

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This film was not only chilling, but jaw-droppingly enjoyable. They had all the elements you need for a strong action/thriller movie, and merged them together extremely successfully to form a breath-taking extension to the Batman storyline.

– The Hobbit

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I was debating whether to put this on or not, as I haven’t actually seen it yet. But I do know that it is destined to be one of the highest grossing films of the year. It has already made something like $35 million on its release on Friday 14th, and is thought to make more this weekend. This film is meant to have the best graphic effects than any other films we have seen. The makers of the movie have a strong dedication to the original books, and so I think Lord of the Rings fans will not be disappointed.

– The Life of Pi

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This is another film I haven’t actually watched yet, but I am extremely excited to see it soon. The book is incredible, and is on the list of ‘100 books you need to read before you die’. The graphics are meant to be competition to ‘The Hobbit’, and have already been described as breath-taking. The story itself is meant to be gripping, enticing and emotional, whilst still including many of the main elements of the original book.

I hope you enjoyed this, and if you haven’t seen these works of art, then please do.

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Young Americans seem Uninspired by Obama

Obama seems to have turned to the younger citizens of America for the vote. Four years ago, young people were enthusiastic and hopeful for the democrats, and therefore voted for him in their thousands.
However, four years on, they seem uninspired and unimpressed by Obama and his campaign. They have faced high unemployment as well as raised tuition fees, and therefore many have lost hope in Obama, it seems.
But, there is still little doubt that Obama will win the youth vote, compared to Romney, as Democrats have in all elections, bar three, ever since 18 year olds began to vote.
A quote from an article in the Los Angeles Times, said a 19 year old boy was disappointed that Obama was “just another conformist politician”. The teenage boy also said “most of my friends are also voting for Obama, but its not an enthusiastic vote”. I don’t blame them for being disappointed, as in September the unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds was 11.8%, which is terrible compared to the hope Obama portrayed four years ago, when he was first elected. Romney’s entire appeal to the younger voters was that he was going to do better, but not really any specific details of what he is going to do.
In the defence of Obama, his campaign is proving that unemployment numbers are going down, but maybe this just isn’t enough for the younger population of the United States. He also made an appeal to the young women of America, standing up against Romney’s views of Abortion, and the fact he wants women to have exactly the same rights as men.
Some teenagers are stuck, due to the lack of hope on both sides of the Election, and are just voting for the candidate who just ‘isn’t as bad as the other’. I just hope Obama gives a clear plan for the young people of America, and how he is going to help them in the future.

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US Presidential Election 2012

For some reason, I keep up with the US Presidential Election more than our own Government here in the UK. I have heard things that have gone wrong in both Obama and Romney’s speeches/arguments. However, I do have to say that I am definitely a supporter of Obama. I think that the extent of the problems he had to deal with in the last 4 years has made people think ‘how is voting for him again going to make it any better?’. Well, I think that what he has done for the US in the last 4 years has been great, though perhaps not at the speed many would want improvements to be made.
In my mind, there are many issues with Romney. Firstly, his philosophical and religious beliefs. His lack of respect for females is appalling, and his ‘binder full of women’ was just hypocritical. For starters, the company in which he worked before the election had only 7% females in high-powered jobs. He contradicts himself a lot. His belief that abortion should be made illegal is just horrible, and those women who conceived by rape will have no option but to have the baby. I know that some people believe that embryos are humans from fertilisation, and that it is the baby’s right to live. But, shouldn’t it be the mothers right to not have the baby? I just don’t think it is fair. It’s meant to be the ‘free country’ we all know it to be, but he doesn’t seem to want that.
Secondly, he doesn’t seem to know what he is talking about. Not only does he contradict himself, he uses ideas stolen from past presidents, and uses facts that are not true or viable. He used the same 5 point plan as Bush, and a president in 2008, and didn’t mention that perhaps his plan isn’t originally his. Romney has, multiple times, accused Obama of many things- here is a quote from FactCheck.org that proves this-
“Romney has falsely accused Obama of “apologizing for America” many times before. The line has been a dependable applause-getter with conservative audiences. But we found no basis for this claim in Obama’s previous speeches and remarks. And other fact-checkers came to similar conclusions.” (this is talking about the attacks in Egypt, when Romney stated that Obama felt sympathy towards the attackers, wrongly of course).
I just don’t believe that the American people are voting on reliable grounds; they have obviously false facts to rely on, and no way of knowing who was right or wrong. And Romney is using these false facts and accusations to manipulate people into voting.
I hope that Obama wins again, and he is given 4 more years to show the people what they could have missed.

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Unconventional polling method

Unconventional polling method

Someone, very cleverly, put this sign up with the title ‘Who Sucks most? Vote with your gum’. It seems it caught on. As you can see, democrats chew more gum, and that Romney is less popular in this part of the USA. I think that this has inspired me to make a post on the US Presidential Election later today.

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