Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Senate Bill 798 and Senate Bill 1315

The "War" on Airsoft

People who know me know that I normally do not like to get into politics but this is something near and dear to me. Airsoft, for those of you who don't know is a sport using replica firearms. Replica firearms that shoot harmless plastic BBs (as long as you wear eye protection) and used in reenactments or simulation of military operations. The Senate of California is currently voting on SB 1315, a clone of previously rejected bill SB 798, this bill will ban airsoft in the county of Los Angeles, a city home to around a dozen of the largest airsoft corporations in America. The bill will immediately cost the city thousands of jobs and thousands, if not millions, of dollars in tax revenue. Airsoft doesn't deserve to be targeted and shut down like this. Please, show your support against SB 1315.

Welcome To AP Lit

Dr. Preston's Initial Orientation

 credit for the video goes to ThunderBolt Studios

     Lets see, oh ya...Why am I taking this class. Well truthfully part of it is because it is an Advanced Placement class that will help me in my goal of being accepted to a good college. However there is another reason for me.
     Over the course of my high school "career", as many teachers call it, I have been writing. Not for school or for any sort of reward but just for fun. I have started at least three novels but never really making to much progress in any of them. The plots are fully developed, the characters are there in my mind, and the settings have all been selected but whenever I find myself at my computer I can't seem to get it from my head to the keyboard in front of me. I just end up staring at a blinking curser on the screen. The farthest I have ever gotten in my novels is the chapter four.
     This is what I hope to change with this class. We all write things because we are required to, for example these three paragraphs, but these novels are my creation and I hope that this class will help me to organize my thoughts better and allow me to continue writing my novels. Maybe one day I might be able to become a published author.