Saturday, December 31, 2011

Facing The Future: 2012

               So, 2011 was one of the greatest years mankind has ever seen. This was a year of innovation, entertainment, evolution, revolution, life, death, hope and despair. I've never seen a year in which the people took so many matters into their own hands. There were many events, let's have a small review of the year.

January
-Estonia accepted the Euro into their currency.
-Southern Sudan held the referendum on independence.
-Floods and mudslides in Brazil killed 903.
-The Arab Spring happened, in which President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia, after 23 years in power.
-37 are killed and 180 others were wounded in a bombing at Domododevo Airport in Russia.
February
-Arab Spring: The Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests demanding him to leave the country.
-Uncertainty over Lybian oil arises, rising its price 20%, causing the Energy Crisis.
March
-A 9.1 earthquake hits the coast of Japan, bringing with it a great tsunami which floods most of the island and kills many.
-Arab Spring: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, declared a three-month state of emergency as troops from the Gulf Co-operation are sent to quell the civil unrest.
-Arab Spring: Lybia's declared a no-fly zone in response of allegations of governmental abuse against civilians.
-Rebecca Black's Friday appears on Youtube.
-Arab Spring: Lybian rebels keep getting attacked by Gadhafi's troops. Military intervention authorized; French pilots do reconnaisance missions.
April
-Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is arrested, thereby ending the 2010-2011 Ivoran Crisis and Civil War.
-Around two billion people watch the royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton.
May
-May 1: President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden.
-The European Union agrees to the 78 million Euro rescue deal for Portugal.
-Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratco Madlic, wanted for genocide and war crimes, is arrested.
June
-Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts, blocking airways and forcing 3,000 to evacuate.
-Arab Spring: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh travels to Saudi Arabia for treatment of an injury from an attack which was held on the presidential palace. His transfer of power to the Vice-President Abd Al-Rab Mansur Al-Hadi is celebrated.
-Arab Spring: Thousands of Syrians flee to Turkey after Syrian troops lay siege to Jisr ash-Shugur.
July
-The world's first artificial organ is created, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.
-South Sudan secedes from Sudan, from the referendum held in January.
-Goran Hadzic is detained in Serbia, becoming the last of 161 people indicted by the International Criminal Tribute for the former Yugoslavia.
-A famine is declared in Somalia, the first in 30 years.
-Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedey Space Center, finishing the NASA's Space Program.
-76 people are killed in twin terrorist attacks in Norway.
-12.8 million are affected in Thailand after a great flood.
-Arab Spring: 121 killed in a tank raid and 150 others killed in the rest of Syria.
August
-NASA announces that the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter found evidence of liquid water on the surface.
-Juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft, is launched on a mission to Jupiter.
-Arab Spring: Lybian rebels succesfuly overthrow the government of Gadhafi.
September
-India and Bangladesh end the 40-year border demarcation dispute.
-Zanberry ferry sinks, carrying 800 people, killing 240.
-September 17: Occupy Wall Street begins.
-100 Kenyans die after a petroleum pipe explodes.
-The U.N. launches a $357 million appeal for the victims of the 2011 Sindh floods in Pakistan.
October
-2011 Mogadishu Bombing: 100 die in a car bombing in Mogadishu.
-The toll from the Cambodia floods reaches 207.
-Israel and Palestine make a prisoner swap, in which Gilad Salit is exchanged for 1,207 Palestinan and Israeli-Arab prisoners.
-Arab Spring: Muammar Gadhafi is killed in Sirte, ending the Lybian Civil War.
-The ETA ends its 40-year violence campaign which killed over 800 people.
-A 7.2 earthquake hits in Turkey, killing over 600.
-After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European Sovereign Debt Crisis, which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion.
-October 31: Symbolical Date in which the population of the world reaches 7 billion.
-UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member.
December
-The U.S. declares the end to the war against Iraq.
-Tropical Storm Washi creates 1,257 fatalities in the Philippines.

                   Not only did these events happen, there were also many deaths. The most noticeable, of course, were Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gadhafi, and Steve Jobs. Amy Winehouse and Ryan Dunn were other noticable casualties. The Sultan of Saudi Arabia is worth mentioning. The most recent, noticeable one was Kim Jong Il, which means that there will be a lot of change in South Korea also.

                   So, yeah, there were many life-changing events this last year. There will never be another one like this one. What I do hope, though, is that the next one is better. Why? Because this year, the revolution, the change, it can't end. If we want to progress, we have to keep moving forward. The world is advancing, nobody can be left behind.

                    What will happen in 2012? Will North Korea become capitalist? Will cloning be legal? Will there be a big change, like the Mayans said? (No apocalypse, those are lies). What about the new generation? Will they try to take power from the old one?

                    We have to recognize, though, that this year, the Person of the Year isn't anybody specific. It isn't Obama. It isn't Gadhafi. Not Kim Jong-Il. Not even Steve Jobs. No, this was the year of the protester. This year, the protester freed the Middle East, the protester occupied Wall Street, and the protester will be the one to decide what's going to come next. We're not going to take any crap from anybody anymore, we will either be free, or die trying, and in 2012, I can only hope that the world keeps moving forward like we did this year.

Let's have an awesome year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

5: Facts You Didn't Know About Christmas

                     Ah, Christmas. The great Christian Holiday in which sales and charities boom, while the other religions have their own other celebrations, like Hannukah for the Jews and such. Around the holiday season, some weird stuff happens. Also, during history, weird shit has gone down on December the 25th. 

5: The Biggest Christmas Present Ever

                    The biggest Christmas present that has been given is, wait for it, the Statue of Liberty! The huge monster of a statue was sent by the French to the Americans in 1886. The lumbering statue is 46.5 meters high and weighs 225 tons. Beat that, current governments of the world!

Santa's screaming: "Whoo! Capitalism!"

4: Santa's Delivering Speed

                   Some scientists did a fun study and calculated that the speed that Santa Claus would need to deliver all of the presents in the world is visiting 822 homes a second at 650 miles per hour. Does the fat guy stop time or how the hell could he do it?

This is how we imagine Santa now.

3: Xmas

                  Although many think that Xmas is the irreligious way of saying Christmas, the X is a Greek abbreviation which means Christ. Also, you can imagine the X as a diagonal cross.

You're getting lightning up your ass, mofo.

2: Birthdays

                  A lot of notable people were born on Christmas. Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton hotels, and great grandfather of Paris Hilton, was one of them. Another one was Robert Ripley, the creator of Believe it or Not! Humprey Bogart is in the list also. Notably, Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest scientists of all time, was also born on Christmas. The most special one for me, though, is my little Brother. I asked Santa for a little brother, and he was born December 25, 2000. 

I do not think you understand the gravity of this.

1: The Birth Of Christ

                 It's speculated that the birth of Jesus Christ didn't even go how the story described it. Supposedly, Joseph and Mary arrived to Bethlehem weeks before the birth. Also, he was said to be visited by magi, or wise men, but never was it mentioned that they were three. The Bible also doesn't describe angels singing. Jesus was said to be born in a cave, not a stable, and Joseph and Mary didn't stay with some innkeepers, they were with some relatives. Also, Jesus was said to be born around September. The Holy Roman Church took the liberty with the date, because the Bible didn't really say anything about the day he was born. Still, working the fields in December? Nuh uh, unlikely.

Also, scientists rebuilt Jesus's face, he probably looked like this. You know, since he was born in Israel.
                                                     
Not like this.
Still, he's got your back.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4chan vs. 9gag Aftermath

                       So, the attacks finished, and 9gag's still standing. Basic functions of the site were taken down by an attack which was planned in just a day, which is impressive, quite frankly. The problem was that Anonymous didn't use their full power, they needed to organize this with more time.

                       A lot of people are wondering who's better. Now, seriously, 4chan wins. Why? The problem with 9gag was that they claimed they created many memes. No memes are created on 9gag, at most one or two. The other problem was that 9gag creators were selling stuff with memes, which is intellectual content that they didn't create, and which also makes them a corporation. The last problem was a poster which got upvoted a lot, which used Anonymous's slogan, with 9gag's name in Anonymous's place. That was the worst part.

You dun goof'd.

                      Guys from 4chan started posting pictures with gore, pornographic content, and stuff like that, without the NSFW tag, which meant that anybody could see them. This made a lot of people be repulsed by the content, and others were even wondering what the hell was going on with people. They tagged the site as a disgusting thing, and frankly, they ain't going back. 


                      The other problem is that most 9gag users are 14-year-olds who do not know how to treat the internet, and they provoked the beast. They didn't know how to handle the situation, which led to a lot of them being, as is put by /b/rothers, butthurt. The issue wasn't that 4chan was jealous of 9gag, the issue was that 9gag users provoked them, and, of course, they have to know their place. The final boss of the internet is 4chan, and if 9gag keeps provoking them, they're just asking for more. 

Seriously.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Operation: 9gag?

                  So, 9gag and 4chan, specifically /b/, are having an all-out war on 9gag. The guys from /b/ are posting gross pictures with unnamable content, and upvoting it so it gets at least to trending. Well, who should you support? 9gag or 4chan?


                  Unfortunately for 9gaggers, wherever 4chan is, Anon is, and this is a battle that will most likely be won by Anon. I mean, seriously, 9gag claims to be the birthplace of memes and such, while the people there are mere posters. The memes are born on reddit, tumblr pages, or, where most are born, 4chan. Also, the 9gag store sells things with memes on this. Hot Topic was attacked by Anon for doing the same, so, unfortunately, their attention shall be put on 9gag for now.

This belongs to Anon, not to 9gag.

                   Tomorrow shall be the real attack. 9gag's already been taking defensive measures, but when you're dealing with /b/, you're in for a hell of a lot of trouble, so, 9gaggers, I'd say be ready to say goodbye to 9gag, just in case. 
Time to see what happens.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kim Jong-il

                      So, I just got the news that one of the world's most unintentionally funny dictators of all time died yesterday. Yuri Irsenovich Kim, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (ironic, ain't it?) died of myocardial infraction while he was on a trip on a train. Myocardial infraction is also known as heart attack, so now you have a good idea of how he went. 

You mess with the wrong guy.
                      The guy had a cult of personality so bizarre that he inherited from his father. He was just weird. It was like he didn't take his job seriously. I mean, you're a supreme ruler, you have to rule well. The guy had specific tastes. He had a fear of flying, and loved movies so much he had a collection of over 20,000 of them. He refused to eat anything that wasn't made in Korea except for French wine. 

As protrayed here.

                       Kim was also a good golfer. He could score 3 or 4 hole-in-ones in a game. He also composed a few musicals. He was said to be a good negotiator, with a sense of humor, but was also good at making negotiations difficult. He had the same personality disorders as other insane dictators, too. The guy was, in two words, fucking weird. Well, good riddance, huh? Let's see how his son turns out to be. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens

                       Yesterday died one of the most important people on earth. Christopher Hitchens, one of the "Four Horsemen" of New Age atheism, aside Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and C. Dennet. He suffered  esophageal cancer, and he got a pneumonia that finally made him pass away. He had a carreer that spanned four decades, both as a columnist and a critic. He praised people like George Orwell and Thomas Jefferson, and critiqued others like Mother Theresa and Henry Kissinger, the alleged war criminal. (He criticized Mother Theresa because of her supposed failure to treat people under her care, her religous feelings towards abortion and her embracement of poverty, which goes against progress).

I don't always criticize, but when I do, it's so society can move forward.
                      He was very critical of the War in Iraq. He was labeled as a neoconservative, but he denies being any kind of conservative. He described himself as an antitheist, saying that a person "could be an atheist and wish that belief in God were correct," but an "antitheist is someone who is relieved that there's no evidence for such an assertance." He argued that the conception of God was a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion in terms of teaching moral ethics. That could mean a lot of progress, if you ask me. He wrote a lot about athiesm and the nature of religion in his 2007 book, God Is Not Great.

I can bet many of you readers will get mad for me posting this.
                      The man was voted one of the top five public intellectuals in the world. He had a style of debating that was very agressive and direct. He was a great man, who defended the right of many people throughout the world, and was in favor of progress. He will be missed, and since the world is a worse place without him, technically he's in a better place. Rest in peace, Hitchens. 

Your teachings shall always stay with us.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Exercise In The Morning Vs. Exercise In The Evening

                     All right, so since I got on vacations, I decided to go to the gym in the morning rather than the evening. The change was weird, exercising in the morning is so similar and different from doing it later. The main difference of course, is that in the morning you're well-rested and all, but in the afternoon you're all full of energy from the food you ate. So, which is better? 

And you can finally be the sexy well-oiled love machine you want to be.
                     It depends on what you want. If you want to have the day free for yourself, you should go in the morning. This has a few benefits too. You stay energetic throughout the day (if you want to nap, then this sucks, though). You're also going to be hungry all day long, this is good, but don't overeat. It means your metabolism is working. The thing about going in the morning, though, is that if you're taking a class, you're probably going to be the only one there. 

I know you know I'm lying, but this is your last set!
                    In the evening, you've already got the energy you needed from food and you can go and burn it off. It's great because you don't arrive tired (unless you had a busy day) and, well, more people go to the gym. It's great because after the workout you can socialize. The problem is that if you're having a hard time, nobody's going to be able to pay attention to you, the trainer has his hands full. 

SENSEI! MY LEG GOT A FUCKING CRAMP!
                    Of course, in the end the effect's almost the same. You get off your lazy ass and do shit. And, of course, that's kind of cool, because you can't eat while you're off your lazy ass. It all comes down to personal taste. I, for one, rather go in the morning than in the evening, but that's just me. Some people train at 10:00 p.m. (I've seen a few). So, yeah, do whatever you want. 

Those who work out at midnight look like this.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Can Men And Women Be "Just Friends"?

                     So I was watching this video (which is actually posted here) so I knew I had to write about this.

                     Ah, the friend zone. It's a funny thing, how many men can take interest in a girl after a lot of time knowing her. This, in many cases, is inevitable, and the guys fall head over heels for the girl. When they finally confess their feelings (most don't want to ruin the friendship so they take longer), the girl says one of the frases which has demoralized men the most in modern times:

I think it would be better if we were just friends. 


Yeah, and 10 thousand monkeys are gonna fly outta my butt.


                     What does this imply for the guy? Let's call him Bro. Bro knows that he's been there for the girl a long time, he gave her a shoulder to cry on, he showed her he appreciated her in many ways, and, of course, made a great friendship with the girl. When Bro finally gets the nerve to ask the girl out, he gets the answer: Let's stay friends. Now, for a girl, it's very easy to be "just friends". She likes Bro, but not in that way, and will not want to lose such a valuable person in her life, instead choosing to keep him there so he can keep supporting her, while Bro puts up with her dating other people. 

That's basically what happens.


                     Now, many men have suffered this like bro, and every guy in the world knows that being "just friends" isn't cool with them. They don't want to tell this to the girl because, duh, they like the girl, but, trust me, it sucks for the guy. The guy has to put up with a lot already, and if he cares for a girl, well, he's going to go through some tough times. Now, I could sit here and blabber about the friendzone, or you could simply watch this video which will explain what I mean...



                        So, girls, "just friends" can't happen. Either you let the guy go, or act upon the fact that the dude likes you. He wants an answer, trust me. It's for his good. Like the guy in the video said, it's a one-sided friendship. 

The metaphor? Get some shrooms.

How To: Get Out Of A Rut

                         Sometimes in life, you'll be moving forward, progressing, and then you can get scared of what could happen in the future. Sometimes, you get so scared you decide to prevent yourself from getting there. Why? It can be extra responsibility, you'll have less time to yourself, etc. 

Which is what this guy used to think.

                         This is called being stuck in a rut. And trust me, it sucks. There's people who, all of their life, were going to be somebody, and they got stuck in a rut and never gut out. These are called losers. You don't want to be a loser. You want to be awesome. So remember that, you want it, you need to be awesome. Motivation is something that eventually wears out, so that's why you have to motivate yourself daily. It also helps if you have somebody there, a friend, family member, etc. that can motivate you. 

It's a lot better if Mila Kunis is there to help.

                         Now that you're ready to do stuff, figure out what you need. Do you need to make connections? Apply for something? Whatever it is, identify it, and do that. Once you do that, you'll have more stuff to do. These things are what you're going to be responsible of, and that's what you're going to use to get to a goal. 

Remember... SMART.

                         The most important thing is to have a goal. Let's say grades. You suck at school so much you dropped out. You don't help at home and spend your day just swimming in a pile of your own shit (ok, maybe it's not that harsh). The point is, your situation sucks. Then you need an objective. The first one would be to enroll again. Once you're in school, you work harder, study more, etc. to get higher grades. See what I'm getting at? One thing leads to another, and that is the only way you're going to get out of a rut. No adventure's going to come knock at your door, you have to get to the outside world and find one for yourself. At least that's better than being a loser, huh?

Unless you're Beck.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Movie Review: A Clockwork Orange

                    So, today I got the desire to finally watch A Clockwork Orange. This movie, directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Malcolm McDowell as the anti-hero, Alex DeLarge, is adapted by a novel which goes by the same name, written by Anthony Burguess. The narrator, Alex, chronicles what is the crime spree by him and his droogs (which is what he called the members of his gang), his time in prison and the results of the Ludovico Treatment, and finally the after-effect of the treatment. 

You're in for a ride.

                    If you're planning to watch this movie, first of all, know that there is a lot of violent and pornographic content. Not only in art, there is also scenes where rape is depicted (at least they used grown women, insted of underage girls like in the book). The movie's also "futuristic" (The year is 1995, the movie was made in 1971, the novel was made in 1962. 

There's no lasers or anything, which makes it more realistic.

                     The main character, Alexander, has quite a charisma. He narrates the story in a slang language called Nadsat, which incorporates elements of British English and Russian. The movie features a soundtrack composed mainly of symphonies by Ludwig Van Beethoven. The rest is music made on a Moog synthesizer by Walter Carlos. 

Mister Ludwig Van...

                     The theme of the film is mostly morality. It's stated that by going under the Ludivoco Treatment, Alex would lose his free will. He's basically turned into a clockwork orange: Organic on the outside, just machinery on the inside. This is a critic to totalitarian governments. As Kubrick stated it, the film is: "...a social satire dealing with the question of whether behavioural psychology and psychological conditioning are dangerous new weapons for a totalitarian government to use to impose vast controls on its citizens and turn them into little more than robots."


                     Now, this movie is made with content that would have made it very controversial these days, imagine what it did back in the 70's. Like I said, there's a lot of pornographic content (which was turned down a notch). The society in the film appeared to be a society from a horribly failed left-wing government which was turning into a fascist sort of people. 

And that includes violent gangs.
                    In fact, the narrator's faults were reflected in the society he lived in. He loved the "in-out", and a lot of people, even his parents, had forms of art which featured naked women. He was also very violent, and he ends up getting beaten up by a lot of people, including the police. This means that the backgrond he lived in made him the way he was. 

Fun Fact: Heath Leadger's Joker was based on Alex DeLarge.
                   I really do suggest you watch this film if you can get over the violent imagery. The story is excellent, the acting is great, and everything's quite well done. You can have fun finding references to Beethoven and other Kubrick films, and, I know that a lot of people have already seen this, but there are still many more that haven't. To those that haven't, go on. It's a must-see. 
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Yes, you'll quite enjoy it, especially if you're in the mood for some ultra-violence.

Monday, December 5, 2011

5: Ugliest Motherf*ckers In The Face Of The Earth

                   All right, so, usually Mother Nature gives us something that leaves us in awe, like the magnificent tiger, the beautiful zebra, the awesome shiny fish of the sea, and a lot of stuff. But sometimes, you wonder if her nightmares can spawn creations too, for example: 

5: The Star-nosed Mole

                   This dude is one of the creepiest things I've ever dared to lay my eyes upon. The thing looks like a rat, but it doesn't have eyes. It has a nose that sort of splits into a star, hence, star-nosed mole. It relies on its sense of smell (obviously) to get around, since each little part contains about thousands of sensory molecules. Damn ugly, yes, but it really helps the stupid mole get around. 

DAMN, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU?

                    Fortunately the thing stays in water mostly (oh wait, I wouldn't want to swim near that), but it also goes above ground and has its system of neat little tunnels (Since it can't see, why would it need light? Dumbass.) If I ever see one get near me, I'm bringing out the ol' shotgun. 

HUG ME. I CAN SMELL YOUR FEAR.

4: Proboscis Monkey

                   This one's kind of simple. His nose looks like a dick. The nose is mainly used in mating (size DOES matter). They're born with blue faces but they turn red when they grow. That's weird, huh? There's not much more to say about the animal, except for that it looks a bit like Squidward, if you ask me. 

Ha ha ha! That's a penis!

3: Angler

                   This ugly motherfucker's a bottom dweller that lives in the North Atlantic Ocean. Never walk on the ocean floor over there. If you step on a squishy thing, you're kind of screwed. They have a sort of appendage which lures fish in, which in turn, let's them eat them. The fish is a sort of squished down abomination I wouldn't even try to look for in a nightmare.

Some people have the nerve to eat this.

2: Angler Fish

                   Don't confuse this for the angler. This is a fish that lives deep in the horrific bowels of the world. These guys have a small light on their head which they use as a lure (hence, angling). They're literally all mouth, and, of course, can scare the hell out of you. One makes a special appearance on Finding Nemo. If that didn't scare you as a kid, you're fucked up, man. 

Rar, give me fishes!
                  They also have the weirdest mating habits. The males, which are very, very small, never eat anything in their lives. And suddenly, they see a female fish going by. They love the smell, so they go, and bite the side of the woman. The bitch is rude enough to fuse the male angler fish with her body (I don't know how, so for the love of God, don't ask). The male stays there and becomes a lump on her body, and produces sperm cells so reproduction can occur. This means, basically, that the woman captures men and turns them into her testicles. 

I shall put a censor bar on her testicles.

1: Blob Fish

                  This sad guy, once you take a look at him, gives you the impression of a sad face. You tell yourself that such a horrific, nightmarish creature cannot occur in nature, but alas, you have the blob fish there as proof. It's weird, the blob fish is made by a mass less dense than water, which lets it just float around (lazy bastard), and, since not many have been encountered by humans, you can only guess that it just sits around waiting for a stupid fish to pass by. 

Mother of god.
What the hell?
SERIOUSLY STOP IT!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Thoughts On: Racism

                    Guys, I'm just going to say it. Racism sucks. I recently got the news about this Englishwoman who started insulting everybody in a tram, saying that Britain isn't Britain anymore because of all the minorities. Seriously? There's already a number of people who responded to her video, some supporting her, some condemning her, and the lady's already been arrested, and won't be released because she's already recieved death threats. 

You English devil, you.

                    Seriously, racism hurts people. You can be colored, caucasian, asian, middle eastern, hispanic, whatever, everybody's made equal. Why? Every man has the same right to every opportunity there is. Of course, some are richer, some are poorer, but that's not the point. The point is, nobody has the right to undermine another human being, no matter color, ethnicity, or social status. 

That right there, beautiful, man.
                    I mean , it gets out of hand. In places with many immigrants, gangs start to form depending on race, and they fight gangs of other races. I mean, seriously, that's not a valid reason. There's not even a valid reason to fight another, let alone what you look like. Imagine how the world would be if all of that was ignored. Slavery would have never happened (at least in terms of racial supremacy).

Although there would have been no challenge for him to rise to.

                    Now, the woman in this video was with her child, imagine what the kid thought, and she was complaining about the tram being full of minorities. She was saying Britain wasn't Britain anymore because of the people. The funny thing is that even people with British descent weren't agreeing with her. The lady wouldn't shut up, F-bombs were bombed, and damn it, imagine how traumatizing that was for the child. The poor kid has to endure a crazy mother. 

What could go on in the head of the kid?

                    This teaches us all a lesson. Racism is something ugly. Yes, there's double standards where racism coming from white people seems to be worse, but come on, man! The woman is straight out insulting anybody out there who isn't British, and any British that's been there for generations. The turmoil it caused, man, horrible. And now the woman probably ruined her life, and I don't know about the dad, but if he's not an option, the kid will probably have to be fostered. 

Better than living with a crazy bitch, though.

                    What I'm trying to say is, avoid racism at all costs. In the brief period I lived in Phoenix, AZ, (about ten years ago), I interacted for the first time with people of other races (I'm Mexican), and we learned to have peace and harmony amongst us. Why? We're all citizens of the world, all of us equal, and tranquility among the races is the only way the world will progress. I still have contacts all over the world, it's very fun, actually. Now, racism is way lower right now than it was, say, forty years ago, but if we work hard at it, we can eliminate it completely. Coexist, guys!

Peace.