Graphic Design, 2014
Graphic Design, 2014
New York City police on Tuesday were investigating how two white flags replaced two American flags at the top of two bases along the Brooklyn Bridge.
NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers, along with counter terrorism and crime scene investigators, were at the scene conducting the investigation after receiving reports of the white flags, police said. The two flags were taken down shortly after 11 a.m. Crews started replacing the American flags before 1 p.m.
You know when you enter a Starbucks store, it’s usually always displayed in some posters there, their message which is: Yes, our cappuccino is more expensive than others, but—and then comes the story—we give one percent of all our income to some Guatemala children to keep them healthy. For the water supply for some Sahara farmers, or to save the forests, to enable organic growing coffee… whatever, whatever. Now, I admire the ingeniosity of this solution. In the old days of pure simple consumerism you bought a product and then you felt bad. My god, I’m just a consumerist while people are starving in Africa. So the idea was you had to do something to counteract your pure distractive consumerism. For example, I don’t know, you contribute to charity and so on. What Starbucks enables you is to be a consumerist and be a consumerist without any bad conscience because the price for the counter measure—for fighting consumerism—is already included into the price of a commodity. Like you pay a little bit more and you are not just a consumerist but you do also your duty towards environment—the poor, starving people in Africa and so on and so on. It’s, I think, the ultimate form of consumerism.
2:38 AM, 2014
I grew up in the small town of Cleburne, Texas where my hunting career started. As a child I would go with my dad on all of his hunting adventures watching him on our ranch, as well as, traveling to Africa to see him take his Big 5. I took my first trip to Zimbabwe in Africa with my family in 2004 (age 9) and watched my dad bring many animals home. As badly as I wanted to shoot something I was just too small to hold the guns my dad had brought. I became fascinated with the culture over there and visited one of the elementary schools to deliver candy, coloring books and soccer balls to the under privileged children. This was an eye opening experience for me to see how other children my age lived in a third world country.
In 2008, (age 13) I took my second trip to Africa to start my Big 5 experience, but this time to South Africa. Although I had many other opportunities to shoot animals I wanted to save it for the Big 5, so the first animal I ever shot was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington!! On this trip I also took some plains game, such as impala, kudu and mountain reedbuck home.
I returned to Africa the next summer in 2009 (age 14) to finish my quest for The Big 5. This time I went on a 28 day safari and took an Elephant with a shot from a .416 Remington and finished it off with my dad’s .470 Nitro Express. Along with the elephant I also harvested a charging Cape buffalo and a huge maned lion. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to take a leopard on this trip, so I returned 2 weeks later for another 14 day safari. This time I got my leopard, and also took down a hippo to get 6 of the Dangerous 7 at the age of 14! I was lucky enough to have all of my hunting adventures professionally videoed and put onto DVD.
On the side of hunting, I am also receiving an education from Texas Tech University. I am a cheerleader for the University representing the All Girl Squad making apprearances at football, basketball and volleyball games, as well as, attending many public events as part of the Spirit Program. I am currently a sophomore with a degree program focusing on Marketing and Sports Therapy.