Posts Tagged ‘news’

Andrew Pontbriand | December 11, 2015

Facebook can tell us a number of things about the world around us, although sometimes those things blow up your news feed and take over your internet experience. Whether it is the Kardashian family, including Kanye West doing or saying something ridiculous, or a political event or scandal that invokes conversation worldwide through the inter-webs, Facebook [and Twitter] usually becomes the hub of developing news stories where the public weighs in and decides which conversations turn into the talk of the day.

Facebook recently released it’s ‘Most Discussed Topics of 2015,’ and surprisingly the list has become slightly less like the lists of previous years. Check out the list below:

  1. 2016 United States presidential election
  2. Nov. 13 attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian war and refugee crisis
  4. Nepal earthquakes
  5. Greek debt crisis
  6. Marriage equality
  7. Fight against the Islamic State group
  8. Charlie Hebdo attack
  9. Baltimore protests
  10. Charleston shooting and Confederate flag debate



Andrew Pontbriand

June 4, 2015

You wouldn’t think a country like the United States, that is supposedly the most free and prosperous country in the world, because of its freedom, would need to have a website to track police shootings. No, not police shootings where the officers are shot by criminals — police shootings where out of control Militarized police unload dozens of rounds of ammunition into the bodies of citizens.

The website, is actually a page that runs on the Guardians website, and it is called ‘The Counted.’

The Counted is a huge database with records of Americans killed by police (by year), and offers you the ability to report, or give a tip of a recent shooting you may know about. (more…)

Philippine's military capture a picture of new Islands.

Philippine’s military capture a picture of new Islands.

Andrew Pontbriand

May 25, 2015

“Foreign military aircraft, this is Chinese navy. You are approaching our military alert zone. Leave immediately.” This was audio received by a manned US surveillance plane from the Chinese Navy. The US has been flying what is now declassified surveillance flights over the South China Sea.fiery_cross2

A Navy P8-A Poseidon has been flying over the Fiery Cross Reef, in the Spratly Island chain where the Chinese have reclaimed its territory and has undergone enormous island building operations in waters as deep as 300 feet. China claims ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea, which is home to some of the busiest maritime trade routes in the world. (more…)