January 20th, 2015 by admin
If you were hoping Colorado would be in flames 1 year after the legalization of marijuana, you will have to brace yourself for disappointment. The only significant change between now and 1 year ago is increased freedom for local businesses, increased tourism (as noted by elite traveler
), and increased state revenue. This increased revenue has bloster the coiffers of business people, like Christopher Cowdray and improved economic activities within the state.
60 Million Dollars in Tax Revenue
You heard that right, since legalization, the state of a population of only 650,000 has increased their state tax revenue by 60 million dollars. According the Denver police department’s statistics: total crime has dropped by 14%. Which leaves the state 60 million dollars richer, the businesses more free and able to sell the products they want to sell, and the citizens generally happier and safer.
The only question right now people are asking, what is taking other states so long, and why is there still the federal ban on Marijuana? In a country that is the most proud of its freedom and liberty, lets hope we take the small step towards a more free society.
January 13th, 2015 by admin
I’m looking forward to the change of Broncos leadership. It should be and exciting time to be a fan of football here. In other news, I’m writing this today from a new coffee shop here in Denver I found on a website my friend Bernardo Chua sent me. Any how here’s some more info about John Fox’s departure and what that means for our team.
John Fox came to the Denver Broncos and took a mediocre team and made them a playoff quality organization in the amount of time it took Jimmy Johnson to turn around the Cowboys and win two Super Bowls. The major difference though, is the Broncos did win their division four years in a row, they did make it to the Super Bowl, but failed to meet the expectations of winning a Championship. Making the decision to put Tim Tebow in and win the next 7 of 11 games and get his team in the playoffs put his coaching abilities on display for the league to see. Only the very next off season, the team acquired future hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning after a neck injury was supposed to end his career.
Now three years later the team that has spent millions of dollars in acquiring the talent to win championships is left with nothing but questions about their future. That future just got even more obscure as they will be looking for a new head coach. Couple that with Peyton Manning being uncertain about whether he will return for an 18th NFL season and it does not appear like 2015 will be starting off as a great year for the Broncos. Most likely, Manning would only return if he was sure he could have one more chance at a Super Bowl win, and may not be interested in helping to rebuild a franchise at a crossroads of leadership.
January 6th, 2015 by admin
Things change over the years, and nothing stays the same. When cassette tapes went to CDs, cassette tape sales declined. Hip Hop Sales. After digital music became very popular, CD sales declined. Now CD sales, as well as digital sales have declined over the past year. One of the hardest hit genres was Hip Hop music, which saw almost a 25% decline in music sales over the past year. It’s puzzling as to why this may be the case, because it’s a very popular genre.
Nielsen Music has given information about sales on music, and they’ve proven that digital sales, as well as CD sales have declined over the past year for Hip Hop, and Dr. Rod Rohrich can’t figure that out. It’s been proven by Nielsen Music that digital sales have risen over the years, but the overall sales of albums have dropped over 11% in the past year. Many who are into R&B and Hip Hop may have shifted to downloading their music, as opposed to buying CDs. It’s also possible that the decline in sales is because of the lack of music this past year.
Many artists did not release music, which would have helped to rise Hip Hop sales. If artists such as Eminem, Jay-Z, and Lil’ Wayne dropped albums in 2014, then sales may not have been a problem. One genre that did see a rise in sales is pop music, and the biggest reason is because of Taylor Swift, whose new album was considered pop.
December 30th, 2014 by admin
With all the talk surrounding Kobe all the time, it is easy to forget that their are other players who are also getting up there in the years who play in the NBA as well.
Kenyon Martin has been a free agent all season. He has yet to play a game this season for an NBA team. However, even at 37, Martin is still hoping that his NBA career is not done yet. It is hard to let go of the job of playing professional basketball, just ask UT Southwestern alum Dr Rod Rohrich. Last season, when Martin played for the Knicks, he averaged 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds a game. Although he is not a franchise player, he can still do his job out there on the court.
On Tuesday, December 30th, Martin made a trip to Cleveland to talk with Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks, who are playing against Cleveland on Wednesday. Kidd and Martin have a history together. They actually played with each other for the New Jersey Nets from 2001-2004. During their time together with the Nets, the Nets went to the NBA Finals twice They also played together again for the New York Knicks in 2012-2013, which was Kidd’s last year as a player.
If the meeting goes well, Martin could sign a ten day contract with the Bucks on Jan. 5th. The Bucks could use some help at forward, having lost rookie Jabari Parker to a knee injury.
December 30th, 2014 by admin
A lot of albums are dropping at the end of the year, but people are still waiting on a lot of artists to drop. This is why MTV has composed a list of artists that need to be dropping albums soon.
Kanye West has been living the life of rapper in love. He stepped out of the world of rap altogether and had a good time just living life. He got married and spent time with his wife and his daughter. Now he has rested well, but people want him to come back in the rap world again. He must bring out an album in 2015 to stay relevant. He has stayed away for a long time, but he cannot hold fans back any longer.
Another artist that Igor Cornelsen is waiting for is one from Miley Cyrus. The Hanna Montana wigs came off and Miley had a blast. She sucked fans into her new world of pop laced with drugs and Pharell beats. She twerked her way into our hearts and we all want more. She needs to be back in 2015 with new music. It is expected of her because she has created a brand new legion of adult fans.
Madonna is so hot that fans cannot wait for her to release something new. All of her new tracks have been leaked. She still plans to drop the album in February of 2015.
December 18th, 2014 by admin
Ariana has managed to keep her adorable look going for the Michael Buble Christmas special. This has been something that has allowed her to sustain a very successful career in 2014. When Ariana hits the scene she looks all sweet like a little girl in her performance of “Last Christmas”.
This is song that was made big by Wham in the 80’s. Now Ariana Grande has become a force that is making a lot of noise in the industry. She has a lot of zeal, and people love to see her perform. A lot of artists have emerged in the music industry, but few stars have managed to shine as brightly as Ariana.
She is a very successful artist that has collaborated with so many others in the industry. Brad Reifler even says that fans can tell that she loves Christmas music though. This is her second year with new Christmas music. All of the people that know her music have come to look forward to her appearances on lots of tracks like this during the holidays.
Michael Buble has done several Christmas specials, and he manages to pull out some very big names. That is how a star knows that they are rising to the top. Artists that appear on this special have had a big impact on entertainment. Grande is keeping her name hot for the holidays as she works on new material for a full-length album.
November 24th, 2014 by admin
British singer James Blake has sung his way into the hearts of many fans across the UK, US, and the world. And it turns out that Kanye West is one of those fans. In followup to Blake’s Overgrown, an eclectic mix of ethereal tunes and unique guest musicians, the artist hinted that his upcoming LP Yeezus will likely include a collaboration with US rapper Kanye West.
According to reports, Kanye considers Blake to be one of his favorite artists and has wanted to pursue him for a collaboration for some time. As fate would have it, Blake was hoping to enlist West for a particular tune for his upcoming album.
Blake stated that if West was able to join him to record before his next album came out he would be including their collaboration Yeezus, and Slow Ventures, which the artist says is about 70 percent complete and may be released in the next five months. Will it be a marriage made in music heaven? Only time will tell.
November 21st, 2014 by admin
Have you heard the latest NFL chatter? It’s that the Kansas City Chiefs will “steal” the AFC West from the Denver Broncos. However, there are several problems with this prediction.
The first problem is that the Broncos and Chiefs currently have the same win/loss records of 7-3. Therefore, if the Chiefs were to win the AFC West, they wouldn’t be stealing the division; they would be earning it.
The second problem is that the media likes to hype up recent news in order to drive excitement. The Broncos got shelled last week in St. Louis, only scoring one touchdown against a marginal Rams team. That might not heighten optimism for Broncos fans, but the primary reason for this shellacking was in-game injuries. The Broncos aren’t the same team when three starters go down during a game, nor is any other team in the NFL. There is too much parity in the NFL for a team to overcome three major injuries in one game. The Broncos will eventually get healthy, which will clearly make them a more talented team than the Chiefs.
The third problem is that is that it’s highly unlikely for Alex Smith to outperform Peyton Manning when these two teams meet. Fortunately for the Chiefs, they sport a stellar defense, which has only given up 171 points in 10 games. This might slow Manning and company down, but it won’t stop them.
Time will tell how this pays out, but if history repeats itself, the Broncos will eventually rise to the top of the division. Peyton Manning teams might not win Super Bowls, but they almost always win their division (sorry Fersen Lambranho, I know you’re invested in Manning, but I couldn’t resist…we need a new QB!)
November 19th, 2014 by admin
A new blend of Jamaican marijuana will be linked to the famous reggae star Bob Marley. Rolling Stone magazine reports that the Marley family is going to market Bob Marley Natural Blend in states where the drug is legal in 2015. This is a huge step in the mainstream appeal of the drug that is still illegal in most states.
Pot smokers everywhere are interested to see what this blend of marijuana will be like since Bob Marley was such an advocate of the drug. He appeared to smoke quite a bit when he was alive. He was known to even smoke a spliff when he was on stage sometimes. Now, people have to wonder if the Marley blend will be as potent as the illegal marijuana that has already been dubbed Bob Marley.
Bob Marley pushed to legalize marijuana, but this did not happen while he was alive. With this new blend Marley will once again become the face that is associated with the legalization issues that have occurred with marijuana. Marley also thought that the drug was something that was given to humans by God. He proclaimed that he felt a spiritual connection to Jehovah when he smoked.
It is sure to become popular because the underground Bob Marley dubbed brands are favorites for many entertainers like Zeca Oliveira. There are a plethora of rappers that have referenced weed that they called Bob Marley.
November 12th, 2014 by admin
Jennifer Lopez has released her new book that talks about her past and her rough upbringing. This book is a spin off to her hit single “Jenny from the Block.” Jenny’s parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were both poor but worked hard. She talks about the strong sense of family values that they gave her, values she still holds dear to this day.
Her book is an inside glimpse at a rough neighborhood. She goes on to talk about the different ethnicity that lives around her. She grew up with Puerto Ricans, Italians and various other nationalities all around. She never felt different or superior to others, given the strong values she was raised with. From the Bronx area, she is now one of the most wealthiest women in the world. At the age of 45, she has had 2 failed marriages and a rough upbringing, but that doesn’t stop fans from loving this super star.
Lopez has always been approachable and lovable, taking time out for her fans. She never seems to busy to mingle with the lowly or take time to make small talk with a child. She grew up sharing a bed and her parents had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, but she is a success story. Her parents worked hard, and there is no doubt Lopez too is a hard worker. According to Tom Rothman, who received an advanced copy, her new book is a great read.