Malaysia Flood timeline – various news sources

I made another version of this timeline earlier this week. In this particular timeline, I have started putting in other news sources starting on Dec 27, 2014. Any comments are welcomed.

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Martin Luther King Day

Ames Middle School held a celebration for Martin Luther King Day. David Harris, senior associate at Iowa State University’s Athletic Department talks about what the day means to him. People of all ages and races gather to remember the man widely known for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement.

Iowa Caucus 2012

A supporter of Mitt Romney takes a picture while Romney shakes hand and signs books after his speech at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA. Romney met with his supporters the night before the Iowa Caucus to talk about the causes and believes that he supports.
Ann Romney hugs a friend while on her way out after Mitt Romney's speech, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA.
Mitt Romney pauses during his speech as his supporters cheer and clap in support of him, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA.
Sen. John Thune introduces Mitt Romney to his supporters, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA.
Tagg Romney and his brothers hand out signs to supporters before Romney's speech, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA.
A high school student and her classmates wait for Mitt Romney's arrival, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Competitive Edge, Clive, IA.
Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate smiles while his supporters cheer for him during his Iowa caucus victory party, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston.
Rick Santorum's supporters clap in agreement while Santorum gives a speech on stage, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2012 during his Iowa caucus victory party at Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston. Santorum came to close to Mitt Romney, losing by eight votes during the Iowa caucus.
Kathy Carley, 64, of Des Moines checks for live updates of the voting while reporting on the tv goes into commercial during Santorum's Iowa caucus victory party, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston.
Zoey McCarty, 5, holds up a sign in support during Rick Santorum's Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. Her family drove all the way from Texas to Des Moines to support Rick Santorum.
Brian Burch, of Chicago, checks his phone for the latest update on the voting results while waiting for Rick Santorum to appear during his Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston.

Winter is coming

While I was working for the Iowa State Daily, I remembered that on big snow days, I would be out shooting feature photos.  I always underestimate the cold in Iowa. Two layers of gloves, a coat, a sweater, a hoodie and a beanie are not enough to keep me warm. Although I’m not a big fan of the short days and long nights, I’m looking forward to shooting in the cold again. Maybe this time I’ll be smarter. 🙂

 

Updates on Flickr!

I just updated my Flickr page with photos from today’s Tar Sands rally.

I really do enjoy rallies that involve a huge amount of singing, chanting slogans and friendly people. I also like that students and people my age are out, trying to change the world.

One of the best slogans that I heard today is “There is nothing like the power of the people, because the power of the people don’t stop.”

I felt very overwhelmed when I heard this, because thoughts about Malaysia came flooding into my head. The rally that happened in Malaysia early July came into my mind. The power of the people. We had thousands of people on the streets crying for change, and that is the power of the people.

But is the government listening to our cries or to their own greed?