So, today I got real vex because of a twitter discussion I was having with a number of people. The person who actually got me vex doesn’t seem to understand why I am vex, saying that I am “toting”. Now, this is a person whose opinion I respect, so I don’t dismiss her opinion out of hand. SO for the 6 of you who read this thing, am I being sensitive.
So, this is my first shot at doing a movie review. Hopefully I manage to keep it spoiler free!
The Movie is the Avengers, from Marvel Studios and directed by Joss Whedon. It stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clint Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and more...
For those of you living under a rock, you may not be aware that last night was the finale of Project Runway, a show in which prior to this season I had no interest in watching, on a network (Lifetime) that I had, until this season in Project Runway, no interest in watching, and which from today, I have no interest in watching.
Why then was I suddenly interested… not just interested, obsessed, in a show which hitherto I did not really know existed, on a network whose main function was lying midway between USA and ESPN?
This morning, I woke up to my Facebook page littered with references to 2 posts about the popular show Crimewatch. I am fairly sure that all of you know about Crimewatch, so I won’t get into it here.
The first post was by a blogger known as Women Speak, and her eloquent piece can be found here. The second was a note on Facebook, by a young lady who was clearly deeply affected by what she saw on the programme. It drove her to this impassioned statement. This of course made me very curious about what had taken place, so I turned to my usual source of info (twitter) and asked my followers if anyone had seen the relevant programme. Some of them did, and I gleaned the facts from them. These facts are presented below.
I guess once I posted on the State of Emergency, I would be compelled post on specific events during it. I was happily watching football on Saturday… the end of the Chelsea v Norwich game (well ok maybe it wasn’t that happy), when I heard the daily press conference going on on radio. You know the one, when the authorities take the opportunity to update the citizenry as to the number of arrests, charges, blah blah blah.
So… we on Part 3 of the little series of mine, on the State of Emergency. The first part dealt with the general issue of a State of Emergency and its implications and the curfew. The second part dealt with the effect of the Emergency Regulations. Now I want to take the opportunity to explain my point of view on the State of Emergency, and other related matters.
This is the second part of my blog on the 2011 State of Emergency in Trinidad and Tobago… Didn’t read the first? Find it here. What About Those Emergency Regulations You Keep Harping On? By Legal Notice 163 of 2011, the President issued Emergency Regulations to cover the period of Public Emergency. They can be found in their entirety courtesy the Government news site.