to JFK

fifty years after his assassination

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November 22 will never be the same for America. Fifty years ago on November 22 we lost President John F. Kennedy. November of 1963 marks when the stunned nation grieved and  millions conspiracy theories were born.

It was just after noon local time on Nov. 22, 1963, when the limousine carrying Kennedy entered Dealey Plaza in Dallas, its bubble top down so a smiling president, riding in the back seat with First lady Jackie Kennedy, could wave to an adoring crowd. A a World War II Navy hero and former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, was only 46 and not just three years into his first term as President.

Today, I was reading an interesting article from the USA Today about how the Assassination would have been different if it were to happen now, in the era of social media. During 1963 they had live around-the-clock TV coverage of big news. Take a peak to see how it would have played out on social media.

Today, we remember what a great man we lost. It was only fifty years ago, and our Nation grieved as we do again today.

Take a look at this as well. It’s an interesting take on how magazines flood newsstands with difference approaches to JFK, the assassination, the fifty year anniversary and how Americans are taking it.

a big step

for China

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in my short 23 years of life, China always had a one-child policy–now they are ready to abolish it. The Chinese government will ease its one-child family size restrictions and abolish re-education through labor camps. In turn this will end two policies that for have defined the state’s power to control the citizens’ of China lives.

If  this all is carried through, the lifting of this policy will mark the first significant nationwide easing of family-size restrictions. These restrictions have been in place in the 70s. There are estimates that the policy could lead to 1 to 2 million more births in China every year. Currently China’s birth rate per year is approximately 15 million.

Personally, this is a huge change and a huge step in another direction for China. We must applaud their efforts. China, will now be on the forefront, so keep an eye on the news.

For more information, check out this news article from the New York Times.