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the feared and deadly f-35

this article will let you in on some info on the lockheed martin f-35 lightning 2 fighter jet. the f-35 was tested for the first time by united states military on the 15th of december 2006. now 9 years later they are being used by the u.s. and their allies. the f-35 is a multirole stealth fighter jet. this is a fifth generation of fighter jets. F-35 JSF development is being principally funded by the United States with additional funding from partners. The partner nations are either NATO members or close U.S. allies. The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Turkey are part of the active development program;[12][13] several additional countries have ordered, or are considering ordering, the F-35. he F-35 features two internal weapons bays, and external hardpoints for mounting up to four underwing pylons and two near wingtip pylons. The two outer hardpoints can carry pylons for the AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-132 ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missiles (AAM) only.[260] The other pylons can carry the AIM-120 AMRAAM BVR AAM, Storm Shadow cruise missile, AGM-158 Joint Air to Surface Stand-off Missile (JASSM) cruise missile, and guided bombs. The external pylons can carry missiles, bombs, and external fuel tanks at the expense of increased radar cross-section, and thus reduced stealth.[261] An air-to-air missile load of eight AIM-120s and two AIM-9s is possible using internal and external weapons stations; a configuration of six 2,000 lb (910 kg) bombs, two AIM-120s and two AIM-9s can also be arranged.

here is some quotes from quotes from mike kovach and vinny manganella about the f-35.when i ask mike if the plane was overpowered he said “yes it is but in a good way because no enemy has it” when i asked vinny the same question he said”no because no plane is overpowered.” one of the other questions was should they change the plane in any way mike said “no because it would make the plane worst.” vinny said “yes because the plane need a main gun.”


The Death of a Legacy

My Chemical Romance was one of the greatest bands in alternative music. Their music was influential to many, but like a dream, it had to end sometime. In 2013, My Chemical Romance broke up, devastating their fans. Their fans are very supportive over their new solo music.


Who They Are

My Chemical Romance is a rock band that formed in 2001 by Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, And Bob Bryar. They released their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love on July 23rd, 2002. They gained quite a following since the release of their first album, and had fans by the millions by their second album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. They toured all over the globe, but they were close to breaking up in 2004.


During the tour of Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, their lead singer, Gerard Way started to have a drinking problem. He became involved with drugs as well, all to help him cope with the depression he went through. A lot of times, he would be found passed out in the parking lot in front of their tour bus, and during many of their concerts he would be drunk. Eventually, the members of the band helped Gerard sober up and emotionally support him, ensuring the life of the band for years to come.


In 2006, they released their fourth and arguably their most popular album, The Black Parade. This album tells a story about a man who finds out he’s going to die, and recalls things about his life who made him who he is, and eventually comes to terms with his death and is redeemed.


The Breakup


In 2013, My Chemical Romance announced on their website that the band would come to an end. “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.” It read. “It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band- it is an idea.” The emotion filled post devastated the fans, and discouraged the following it had.


I have interviewed 13 year old Megan Wood about the matter.

Are you a fan?

“Yes, I really like this band, they mean a lot to me”

As one can see, My Chemical Romance meant a lot to their fans, Including 14 year old Geena Kobylarz.

Have you known of this band before they had broke up?

“ I thought of how all of the extreme fans, like me now, were very sad and depressed”

But one question left is… why? Why would a band with such incredible success just… end? Maybe all the touring and fame got old, or maybe they just got bored with it. We may never know.

Where They Are Now

Gerard went solo and is currently working on his second album, as well as his comic books as a side project. So did Ray who finished his first album, and Frank who is working on his second.

Although My Chemical Romance is long gone, their legacy will always be present in their music. And maybe, given enough time, the band could start again. But for now, at least we have their old albums!

“The Normal” Chandler Riggs

AMC The Walking Dead is one of the most top rated shows on TV. With nearly 16 million viewers, the show is a big hit on TV. Though sometimes we often wonder “What’s life like for the cast outside of the show?” Chandler Riggs, A 15 year old boy who plays Carl, is just a normal boy in high school. “Yeah, I go to public school and everything a normal teenager would do” He stated in an interview with WGN TV. Riggs was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Gina Ann and William Riggs. He has a younger brother, Grayson. He began working on the show when he was 10 years old, and has been on the show for 5 years. He plays Carl, the main character’s son. The show is about a man named Rick Grimes in a zombie apocalypse. Grimes, his family and friends fight to survive in a violent apocalyptic world populated with zombies and the few surviving humans, some of whom are even more diabolical and dangerous than the zombies. The drama is the highest rated in cable television history and has smashed all previous ratings records. In 2012 and 2013, Riggs was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor for his role on the show.


In an interview, Chandler stated that he is a normal kid, that he goes to school everyday, and everything that a normal person would do. "What's it like being on a hit tv show?" Interviewers had asked him. "It's amazing, it's so much fun and I love the cast." He told them. The cast consists of Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman reedus..etc. “The cast is so much fun to be around, and we are all like one big family.”


You might wonder ‘What does Chandler do outside of school?’ There is only one answer: video games! “I love playing video games.” He stated. His girlfriend Hana Hayes, also stated that he loves video games. “He has so many games at his house. He loves to play Minecraft, and Call of Duty and stuff like that.”


Chandler also has a girlfriend, Hana Hayes. They have been together for 3 months now. Hana is also an actress. She has been in a video game ‘The Last Of Us’ There was a picture on Instagram that Chandler had posted with the caption of “Been together 3 months now, happy as can be!”

navy new toy

Last year, the US Navy revealed it’s new toy for battleships. They called it the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, or the SAFFiR. Mainly used to put out shipboard shipboard fires, this robot is surprisingly human-like. Tested aboard the decommissioned warship USS Shadwell

Designed to get through a ship’s corridors, it maneuvers through them more easily than other robots. Brand new tech lets it see where the fire is, and direct it’s hose at it. It’s human-like shape lets it handle fire-fighting equipment and wear fire gear. ¨Called the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), the team at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) chose a humanoid-type robot as the best way of negotiating the narrow passageways, ladders and hatches (all designed for human mobility) of a modern ship.¨


"There are numerous barriers, like sills, that would block a wheeled robot. In addition, a humanoid robot can use firefighting gear designed for humans, such as protective coats, backpack fire suppressants, hand-held sensors and hose nozzles," said Dr Thomas McKenna, an ONR program manager for human-robot interaction and cognitive neuroscience.

Using robots to take out fires eliminates the risk of putting humans in the fire. robots don’t need oxygen, so they don’t need to worry about a lack of it. The robot cannot be killed by fire or smoke, and humans can’t.

Just Play Some Games, Not Medicine!

A large amount of research has found surprising advantages in an activity that many call a waste of time, if not an outright menace. Scientists have recently linked gaming with increased brain power, making better moral decisions and even physical fitness.


"It seems to have really interesting positive effects,” said Daphne Bavelier. She is a neuroscientist who studys video games at the University of Rochester in New York. She said scientists are trying to find out what parts of gaming can be used to make society better and more tolerable.


Researchers had done thousands of studies on gaming from the 1980s. Most of them found that video games are clearly bad for kids. Video games were linked to an increased risk of epileptic seizures, dangerously faster heart rates and violence.


With a new generation of scientists a lot familiar with technology, different results often showed in studies, said Ferguson, an professor at Stetson University in Florida. "And that’s what is happening with gaming."


Ferguson has found that violent video games dont make kids more violent. One project actually concluded that some children who play violent games are less likely to be bullies. He speculated that kids use video games to relieve strong feelings. It could also be that they are busy playing games, "so they don’t have time to bully other kids,” he said.


And truthfully based of the data scientists have collected might show that your kids my age can game without being scolded by their parents. In other words if your sick or feeling under the weather, dont take some medicen. Play a game.




Source: BBC http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130826-can-video-games-be-good-for-you


K5 news http://www.king5.com/story/news/health/childrens-healthlink/2015/04/28/health-video-gane/26537381/


USN http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/04/24/study-video-games-dont-trigger-agression-in-adults-with-autism

Frank Iero, The Most Talented Man in Alternative Music

If you are highly interested into the genre of alternative music, you probably know who Frank Iero is. He is the former rhythm guitarist and back vocalist of a well known rock band, My Chemical Romance. Frank has been in other bands such as Pencey Prep, LeATHERMOUTH, Death Spells, Reggie and the Full Effect, and Frnkiero andthe celebration. Currently, Frank is in his solo band, Frnkiero andthe Celebration. Frank is a lead singer/ screamer and the rhythm guitarist of his new band.


Frank iero has many talents such as guitar, singing, and screaming. I interviewed 14 year old Eric Eklund about frank and his talents.

Q: Do you think Frank Iero is as much of a talented singer/screamer as he is a talented guitarist? what do you like about his talents?

A: “yes. he is talented in everything because he is cool with a k. I like his way of screaming, it’s pretty chill. I like the way his singing is unique.”


Another person that I have interviewed was 14 year old Jennifer linzey

Q: Do you think Frank Iero is as much of a talented singer/screamer as he is a talented guitarist? what do you like about his talents?

A: “I do not know because I do not really follow him. I have heard that he is very talented from my friends who like his bands”



Frank has a lot of support from his fans, he has a fairly large fan base. There are a lot of people who like alternative and punk music, most of these fans know who he is. He is just like his fans, he also really likes alternative music. Frank has tattoos and he used to have a lip piercing, but he took it out. At frank’s shows, he always tries to meet as many fans as possible. He takes pictures and signs things for all of his fans. He also signs guitars for some of his fans who pick up on his work. He had signed my electric guitar at one of his shows in asbury park, New Jersey. He had also signed my friend’s guitar and I have also seen other signed guitars. sometimes he goes out of his way to make his fans happy. He is a truly nice and good person to not just his fans but also his family, friends, and former band mates.


Frank also has a very lovely family. Jamia Iero, Frank’s wife, Is one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen. Frank and his amazing wife have three children, one boy and two girls: Miles, Cherry, and Lily. This family, as far as I can tell, Is an extremely happy family who loves each other very very much. That sums up as much information about the Ieros that I can get my hands on.

Frank was the saddest member of My Chemical Romance when they had broken up, The break up was hard on all of them too. Gerard way, Frank Iero , and Ray toro have all gone on with their lives and started their solo careers. On the other hand, Mikey way (Gerard’s Brother) Has became the bassist of a wonderful band called Electric Century. All of the broken up My Chem members are doing successful with their work.


Frank Iero is a very inspirational human being. Many of his fans are lonely and his music brings them to life with joy and happiness. I had interviewed He has inspired fans to play guitar and sing/ scream and fulfill their dreams of being a musician. Frank has also helped a lot of his fans, including me, feel better about myself and that I am worth something and I can be whatever I want to be, even a very well known guitarist like frank iero.