Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lord Of The Rings, Book 1.

LORD OF THE RINGS!!! WOOO!!! Watched ALL of the movies for this, and there all awesome. But, this first book is mainly about  the hobbits and, "Strider" or Aragorn, trying to get to the Elf Kingdom with the Black Riders on their tails. The hobbits go through getting stuck in a willow tree, meeting strange people, and black rider attacks.

This book was a 7/10 for me. I wish there had been more action than there was. The beginning was slow, but a great book in the end. What occurred to me while I was reading this, having watched the movies before reading the book, is that they left SO MUCH of the good parts out of the movie. Which really sucks, I would have loved to see Tom and the hobbits getting stuck in a willow tree. :P But in the end, such a good book, and easy to understand. I suggest this to anyone that likes fantasy.

The Declaration Of Independence

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. (That's My favorite part in this whole thing, the King being called a Prince is one of the biggest insults to the king.)
Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Thomas Jefferson (Sorry, had that wrong last time :P)

     I think this was a good idea for them, even though they were kind of forced to do it, It ended up well. What my dad and I think is funny about this is that Thomas Jefferson seems to get more mad the more he write. This was well written, but a little confusing when you don't know all the words he's saying.

    They knew when they sent this to England that it would start a war, and cost many people their lives. Can you imagine the stress Thomas Jefferson was under when he was writing this? They had good excuses for their independence, and this is just me, but I also think the King was stupid. The reason I believe he was stupid is that he sent armies into the colonies, cut off their trade, he broke his own laws, and didn't let them have a fair trials, and taxed them relentlessly, and thought that they wouldn't rebel. If he hadn't gone overboard with "protecting them" and all of the things above, he would have continued to receive taxes from them, and trade goods.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Weird Meeting.

Today, I'm mowing the lawn, its a nice day outside so I decide to do it today, and close to when I'm done, a guy riding his bike stops on the sidewalk across the street, and starts looking at our house very weirdly. Then, he screams over the lawn mower, and says
"OH, ALRIGHT THEN.(This is now me adding to the story) WELL, IF YOU GUYS CHANGE YOUR MIND, CALL ME, MY NUMBER IS ***-*****-**."
(that last bit was me adding on to the story :P)

My question, if that guy is reading this now, what gave you the hint that our house was for sale? Theres no signs at all, and we have no moving truck outside. WHYY GUY WHHHYYYY???

Monday, May 5, 2014

Not AGAIN... (With a rant! :D)

You wanna know what I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY, and REALLY hate? Thorns, Splinters, and DENTAL WORK. Tomorrow, which I'm DREADING I'm going to the Orthodontist to get "Turbos" put in. (Those of you that think its a snale on turbo boosters, take another guess.) Turbos are this little, itty, bitty, rubber thingies that go on your back teeth, and keep your front teeth from touching each other. My one question is... HOW DO YOU CHEW?!?! "With your back teeth." Yes, I'll chew with my back teeth with these LITTLE RUBBER THINGIES ON THEM. GAHH! What I hate about getting dental work done, is they think everything will be fine, "No, it wont hurt! It'll just be a little unconformable." Hm. I wonder what you would call "Hurting" because that just almost made me pass out with pain. Thanks a lot for the warning! :D (not) What really gets me mad, is these things that go on the top of your mouth, there called brackets or something like that, but it has 4 rods that clasp around 4 of your top teeth, and just stay right at the top of your mouth. And every night, you have this special tool that you use to crank it. CRANK IT. Just from that, that does NOT need to be in my mouth again. But when you "Crank" it it hurts like... Something I'm not gonna put on here. What SUCKS about that is you constantly get food stuck in it, and food that you don't like... (A lot of your taste comes from the top of your mouth.) and you gag and gag and gag... And then you... Take a trip to the bathroom. Enough said. But anyway, I've had one of these in my mouth for a year or so, and they were planning on giving my brother (Brennan) one. As there explaining the "Cranking"  to him, Brennan asks, "Will it hurt?" and the dental helper says, "No, it'll just feel a little bit unconformable!" and after she says that, I pray to the other kids that she has said this too, and gone home and got what she said they would not get. After this, we go out to eat and in great detail, I explain to Brennan, how much it WILL hurt. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ADULTS!!! Please don't lie to us so that we don't cry so we don't have to get whatever it is. I've heard adults say this about shots, stitches, and other medical work. (I'm not saying that you all do this, my mom and dad say if it does hurt or if it doesn't and we find them right every time.) Please, tell us the truth, that way we expect it to hurt! If we don't expect it to hurt, it just makes it worse in the end. I think, (I'm speaking on the behalf of most kids) we would rather us know it will hurt, it be surprised later when it does hurt. Thank you for sitting through this rant, but please read my HAPPY (Including unicorns that poop rainbows) in my post before this one.

This Blog Now Has...

(Sorry... My next post is gonna be very BAD, so I didn't want IT to be the 100th post.) I just hope that the people that are reading this like this blog, mainly because its fun to wright on here, and to update people on what I've been doing (AND to see the comments you post). Im hoping to get more videos and such in the later posts, and I'm planning on stop motion, and "Wuzzy's Talk Show" (if you have any EP ideas for that please post that in the comments) Thanks for sticking with me through this, have a great day! :D

(Watch out for today, its Revenge of the 5th.)