Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ah Totally New Insite from the previous tests

Here are my Results. I will also cut and paste them as i did in the previous threads

My Political Views

I am a center-left moderate social libertarian
Left: 2.78, Libertarian: 3.24

Above is the Lined Quiz ... HEre are the links to the Previous Posts
The Political Compass Test Taken September 13, 2014
The Political Spectrum Quiz Taken October 2012 

Once again. As i dis previously with the Spectrum Thread, I will do with this thread..  the results for both Spectrum tests are basically the same results. it kinda shows that I have more Libertarian views now. I can believe its because I've loosely been influenced by libertarian views.

Here goes the remainder of the results.

My Foreign Policy Views: On the left side are pacifists and anti-war activists. On the right side are those who want a strong military that intervenes around the world.
Score: -3.55  (Previously -2.58)

My Culture War Stance: Where are you in the culture war? On the liberal side, or the conservative side? This scale may apply more to the US than other countries.
Score: -3.68  (Previously -1.71)

Previously my results were More left than the average quiz taker, this time My results are both more left and more libertarian than the average,   yet,  On the "Political Compass" quiz it puts me one block to the right of an average american's vies. which i think is cool as well. I guess it has to deal with the subject matter of the quizzes though.

Below are my Results in comparison to the Average person who has taken this quis within my demographic,
According to the site. 25 Black American Males between the ages of 18 & 29 In The State of Louisiana have taken this quiz. This Result is a generalization based on all of  these quiz takers in a nut shell.

My Results in Red, Average Results in Blue ...

It's stated that this quis is for entertainment only. but I think it defines where our mind takes us politically.

Where do I stand Politically?

I've taken the Political Compass Test, and I think I understand it much greater than the last time i had taken it.  I may retake the older one. The first time I took a "Political Spectrum" quiz. This time I took the Political Compass at Here are my Results. To your Left.

Economic  Left -0.62
Social Libritarian, -1.74.

According to a few charts I've seen describing this position on the chart,. It's only Basic Liberalism.

The Previous Quiz I had taken had me Positioned at a Social Moderate.. (My Old quiz Results HERE) Yet according to the chart below it's called "Social Dimocratism".  I May re take that particular test because it breaks thins down into more detail. Below is the chart describing my position as a Liberal.

Quizzes as such help tend to  me to define where my mind really is when it comes to debatable issues concerning life as an American Citizen or a world citizen/  I will also post my most recent MBTI results soon. I think i may have, but i'm not sure so I'll so it ONE MORE TIME! lol

I'll search for the previos quis and take it. reposting those results as well.

 - The Book

Monday, September 08, 2014

Breaking The Rank: The Panthers Kicker Situation

By this time you may or may have not seen the video of Carolina Panther's Kicker pushing a band member, which caused him to get booed. Today, The HBCU band community outraged. There are various discussions along my Facebook timeline displaying not only the video of what happened, but Meme's and full discussions beneath them. Here I will share the general thought of the Band community.

In Football, there's a penalty for "Roughing The Kicker", well what do you call it when The Kicker Roughs up the Band?  ... We call that Breaking Rank. and that's something you just don't want to do. because the band will likely thrash you. In BCC's case. this is slightly different. Keeping in professional, the Trombone player kept performing without missing a beat.

Here's how This went down.. The Bethune-Cookman University's band was invited by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to perform at halftime, They showed up late, so It's about 2 minutes before the 3rd quarter begins They hit The Field.  Please note: At this time, usually members of both teams are already out on the field preparing for the next quarter. So, As the band entered the field. According to what's displayed in the videos. Those on the field Don't leave the field at all.  Including the The Panthers Kicker who's ends up dead center of the band. during their dance routine pushing a trombone player or "Rouging the Bandsmen" as he tries to attempt field goals.  But that was just One of the many problems:


When a marching band or any Halftime Entertainment hits the field You would think They'd clear the field out of respect for the performance. In this case, No: There was so much activity from members and staff of both teams on that field during the bands performance:

  1. The Kicker "Roughing the bandsmen
  2. Team members & Staffers walking along the field and through the band
  3. Pitch and Catch being played  
  4. Balls Flying toward the band From Pitch and catch being played.
 it's been said that Dr. Wells Bethune Cookman's Director of Bands was Furious. and I understand why because as i stated There are a set of rules the bands pride themselves on. One of them is Don't Break Rank:

What doe this mean?
  1. A Band member is not allowed not leave his or her position
  2. A Band member should not anyone to to walk through, the band
  3. If there's something in your path. move it out of the way.or walk over it or And if the Object is immovable work around it.
As a band member if someone is within your path. they should already know to move out of the way.
If what's is in your oath does not hinder your performance. just work around it. For the most part  If There's  are raging bulls running toward you, It's common sense to Move out of the way or they will run over you. Because you will get attacked. they just won't walk around you. The band will tell you that you don't have a right to walk through them/ If you refuse, you will  get pushed out of the way by Staff or the bands will take it upon themselves. 

For the most part in these days, The band will not attack someone unless they are somehow attacked or pushed Of course in BCU's case This Kicker was already on the field, So they worked around him as well as the others on the field.,

It was very disrespectful to the band  & the band community. Some folks feel that he should be fined or fired.  There are memes "Don't Push" "Dont Break Rank" ^ "Justice for BCU" although it mocks a more serious situation, for the most part it's humorous,  as well as joking about what other bands would have done. and it's the truth. There are many videos of a band Either attacking a person for walking through. Others "Get away" with itt.

Notice I didn't Say the Kickers name: It's not worth knowing

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Heading Out in a bit.

If I had a Decent Tripod, My day would be fine. but nah. I have a Monopod. and They're pretty decent, but I need to get atripod or at least a tripod head to go with the big one that i have. That would be awesome.
I have work to do. Gotta finish up on this Edna Karr band Documentary this upcoming week. Hopefully I get some good footage of the bands this week as well. That would be awesome.

Ah!! WORK WORK WORK!! that's all i can say to that.

Looks like on an HBCU front, SU hit us with an impressive  Display of musicianship with Bohemian Rhapsody.. That song was awesome. I'll share it later.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Gotta stick to blogging though

I think that my blog pretty much looks good this way, I've slightly changes this thing by force, but I think I gotta blog more rather than place my thoughts on Facebook.  Now with my older brother on Facebook responding to all my posts  and trying to contradict my posts. I feel it's necessary to start sharing my thoughts here more often. I say this all the time. But it's gotta happen.

when I'm trying to discuss things with friends he cows in and tries to kill my threads by giving an answer directed at me as if I don't know what I am talking about.  it's pretty aggravating to see him take part in these discussions knowing that he  will say something to try to make me look dumb... I think it's funny because all I'm doing is creating discussion. And that's that.