Darkness ... All I can see is darkness. It sets in like the sun and pulls away all the sound in the world with it. Even the rain that falls all around me does so in a way that escapes my range of hearing. The ground beneath my feet then starts giving way to even more of what is the darkness consuming the world around me. In the ever fading distance, I see the silhouette of what appears to be a young woman. She’s here … Why is she always here? Complete and total silence … Why can’t I ever hear the rain? I can see the young woman raising her head, raising her eyes to meet with mine. Before I have the opportunity to make eye contact with her, I feel my body begin to lose weight, as I start falling. Down into the empty void that is the darkness below me. For what seems like forever, until…
When it comes to long term options for accumulating financial profits, nothing is as secure as the stock market. This day and age, it is not common knowledge that even the average Joe can make a shiny penny off investing in stocks, provided they do their research and play their cards right. With the cost of living on a climb, financial security is guaranteed to no one. Therefore, the impact investing your side cash into America’s open market can have on your life should be too obvious to ignore. I like to consider it as a savings account that puts your money to work, with the potential to see profits no bank in the world could match.
With less than a hundred days away from the premiere of the movie that the world has been waiting for, all fans can seem to think about is Avengers Endgame. Those trolling Russo brothers even tweeted a little video to amp up the anxiety (teasing bastards, cough cough). A good amount of time has passed since we witnessed the comic heroes we cherished turn to dust before our very eyes. Fans are not letting a single second go to waste either, concocting videos and articles with all kinds of theories and speculation about what is to come for our Avengers. Now that we are past the hundred day mark, I wanted to go over everything we know and everything we still need to know about Endgame. A brief recap on all of the teasers and sneak peeks we have seen so far, along with all the questions we as fans still have.
It is said that anything that has a beginning will inevitably come to an end. This premise is one of the only things that is guaranteed for any person, place or thing in the known universe. Although I would have never guessed that we would see the end come for something as enveloped in today’s society as mainstream media. Big time news networks like CNN, FOX, and MSNBC have all been victims of a downward spiral in both content quality and ratings within the last decade. Presentation of biased opinions, partial information, and over-all edited versions of the truth have spear headed this downward spike in viewers for major news networks. A few months ago, a Knight Foundation and Gallup poll was released stating Americans trust in these news networks was at an all-time low. In addition to the kamikaze-like internal dilemmas of mainstream media today, there are a few outside factors playing a role in its downfall as well.
With the recent success of Infinity War and the sequel title around a half ways away, along with that new Jump Force game due to be released some time these next few weeks... There has been an abundance of speculation, to say the least. Fans, on both sides of the fence, have been asking the question... Who would triumph in an all out war between the anime universe (which would include; Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece,One Punch Man, and My Hero Academia) and the Marvel comic book universe. As a long time fan of both, my entire life to be more specific, I personally believe I can add some valuable insight on this particular hypothetical conflict. Now to be clear! There would be no dominating victor in this contest. Both sides have a long list of contending characters along with their star characters and over all beast characters that are seemingly impossible to stop on their own. That being said there are a variety of different advantages that pertain to both sides of the conflict as well.
The country of Indonesia has always proved a difficult place to live throughout human history. This is cause of its location on the belt of fire, the portion of the world that wraps around the Pacific ocean that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Its thousands of islands are littered with active volcanoes. The people of this nation are no stranger to natural bred chaos. Although on the 28th of September mother nature would concoct one of those abnormal events that would cost the lives of thousands. The event ignited when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake ruptured the earths surface near Lende; a small town on the northern part of one of the nations islands. The massive quake would ripple on to form a titan 20 foot wave that would roll right into the bay leading toward the city of Palu. The town of Donggala, city of Palu, Petobo and Balaroa were all severely impacted by the tsunami. Palu got the short end of stick taking the brunt of the wave, this cost thousands of homes to be damaged and the cities biggest bridge to collapse. After several days the death toll has racked up to well over 1,500 people, with a few thousand people still believed to be unaccounted for. 2.4 million in total are believed to have been effected in some way by the fall out of this catastrophe, 600,000 of those are said to be children. The large scale body count is highly due to a warnings system failure, reports from on the ground news agencies said people had little time to prepare for what was to come. Although the Indonesian government may not be to blame. Scientist are speculating over the fact that earthquakes that take place on land usually do not go on to form tsunamis, in retrospect claiming the secondary natural disaster to be no doubt a rare event.