Monday, July 1, 2013

Recent Happenings I Wonder About

So here we are, selflessly toiling away for the greater good as we find ourselves together again for another random Monday blog post here on In The Mind Of My Mind. I went home this weekend to visit my parents but got wet in the rain so now i'm here sick as hell. Sucks but that's how it goes when you are a puny pink flesh bag. Anywhore been mulling around the idea in my head to maybe have a movie club of sorts on some Monday blog posts and see what can come forth from the idea. So i'm thinking essentially I would pick one of my favorite actors and find an old movie they are in for us to watch then write up a review and have you guys the readers post your thoughts and opinions of the movie as well. I'll try my best to source the movie for you as well in case you don't have NetFlix or some alternative means of getting the movie yourself. Anyways its a work in progress so for now let's get into the Monday randomness.

So last night was the BET awards and boy oh boy was it quite the spectacle. Stellar performances by a wide range of artists including Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Chris Brown, Usher, etc. Here on the tiny island of Jamaica though social media has been running rampant non-stop with talk of the stellar surprise Dancehall performance that took place. We saw the likes of Chaka Demus and Pliers taking it back old school and artists such as self proclaimed King of the Dancehall himself Beenie Man representing the new school. As you can see from the video above everyone was definitely feeling the island beats and rocking out last night at the 2013 BET Awards Show.

Brand new anti-smoking law to take place here in Jamaica. As of July 15th an island-wide ban on smoking in certain areas will be in effect. The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations Law, 2013 will cover:
* All enclosed places;
* Public transportation;
* Workplaces;
* Government-owned and occupied buildings;
* Health facilities, including pharmacies;
* Public sports, athletic and recreational facilities;
* Educational institutions;
* Areas specified for use by children; and
* Places for collective use such as bus stops.
So to be crystal clear if you are caught smoking in any of the aforementioned areas your ass is grass. Failure to comply will result, in the first instance, in a fine not exceeding $50,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than three months, or both. In the second instance, fines will be not more than $500,000 or six months behind bars. Subsequent to that, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 12 months will take effect. For corporate bodies such as nightclubs, the failure to comply will attract fines not exceeding $1 million. In accordance with the ban, the minister said establishments will have six months within which to post 'No smoking' signs, and tobacco products will carry large, graphic health warnings instead of the text only warnings currently used. I'm know some people torn on this topic as yes its a good idea from a health perspective but then one also takes into consideration peoples rights and freedom as some argue that it is robbing them of there freedom to smoke. II feel the ban is justifiable as the Pros outweigh the cons and at the end of the day you can just smoke at home or somewhere that is not listed in the above mentioned list. Should be very interesting to see how they plan on enforcing this law as rumors of corruption in the police force run rampant enough as it is as far as bribes and such go.


Yes Cats Are That Freaking Epic. Anyways thats basically all I relaly wanted to make note of as is right now. Be sure to check out our Facebook fan page for other random posts and articles as such that may be of interest to you. Thanks for passing through and all the continued support; you can find links to all our social media outlets at the top of the page. So as per law of the interwebz I leave you with this "What The Fuck Did I Just Watch Moment"...

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