Daytona State Chemtrails, Jan. 11, 2011 [YouTube]

Airlines blatantly poison the students of Daytona State College with poisonous chemical trails from airplane exhaust everyday, which goes to show you what our criminal federal government thinks of the next generation.

The U.S. State Dept. wants you to be docile, dependent, stupid, and totally defenseless, which is why they keep poisoning us from the skies, which rains down on us and has similar effects to lithium.

Chemtrails: What In The World Are They Spraying?

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$95.6 Million

Did you know? Daytona State College is operating this year on a budget of $95.6 million. I really think they could get by on $47.8 million if they weren’t so wasteful all the time. That’s a state-run college for you.

I know for sure, they could get buy on a budget of $94.3 million if they weren’t constantly paying executives off.

Daytona State College 2010 Talent Show: Photos & Videos

Photos from the Daytona State College 2010 Talent Show at the college theater, bldg. 220, Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 6-8 PM.

This was the 2nd Annual Daytona State Talent Show and Pageant, held this year at the college theater instead of the News-Journal Center. This year’s show was presented by Student Government instead of Student Success. Read the 2010 Talent Show program here (PDF). Four performers returned from the 2009 Talent Show: Lillian Kinch, Jerred Mason, Farah Shaikh, and LaNae Wright.

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Felipe Brasil and others in the audience, 5:55 PM.

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Prof. Elena Jarvis before the show started. She was one of the judges and is the advisor to DSC In Motion, the college newspaper. 6:04 PM.

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Jillian Chase singing a love song on guitar, 6:09 PM.

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The judges for this year’s show were Warnell A. Vickers, Elena Jarvis, Bruce Cook, Jessica Kester, and Robert Grimm, from left to right. 6:10 PM.

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Brittany taking photos for DSC in Motion. On the left is Farhana “Farah” Shaikh, who performed a dance later but is uncredited in the program. 6:10 PM.

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Preston Johnston and Marina Lins introducing the 2nd contestant, 6:13 PM.

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Daniel Lucero singing a free flowing poem about life and relationships. 6:15 PM.

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Cornelius Simmons performing a loud rap piece, 6:19 PM.

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Massiel Rodriguez Leon, Gabriela Figuroa, William Ernesto Montes, and Reina Catu performing an international dance, 6:23 PM.

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Vernon Solomon singing a love song on the guitar, accompanied on the piano by Matt Elam. He won the Talent Show. 6:26 PM.

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Brittany taking another photo with her Canon EOS 7D, 6:39 PM.

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LaNae Wright performing a dance, as the first act of the Mr. and Ms. Daytona State pageant. I voted for her. 6:40 PM.

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Sarah Bebergal singing. I think this is called “Nothing,” and it’s about a girl trying to become an actress. 6:44 PM.

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Gerard Minnis singing, 6:49 PM.

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Kristy McLarnan performing a dance, 6:53 PM.

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Ashley Lumpkin singing, while I am wondering if that is her natural hair color. 6:56 PM.

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Francis “JR” Houston preparing to sing an old Christian song. I voted for him. 7:00 PM.

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Stacey Taylor performing a dance, 7:04 PM.

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The judges, quietly judging. I have a crush on Jessica, but like all faculty she is married. She is an Assistant Professor of English just like my aunt, and my aunt’s daughter’s name is also Jessica, which is really weird if you think about it. 7:06 PM.

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Lillian Kinch singing, 7:12 PM.

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Jerred Mason, the winner of Mr. Daytona State 2009 and 2010, reciting his poem, “This is How I Am.” He should NOT have been allowed to run again, but instead should have passed the crown to his successor. In fact, it was never stated that he was the CURRENT Mr. Daytona State, which was a definite oversight. Jerred made the same speech last year, and will be receiving another gym membership and $500 scholarship this year. 7:15 PM.

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The other contestants observing as Jerred is crowned again. 7:55 PM.

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Jerred T. Mason is re-elected as Mr. Daytona State. 7:55 PM.

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I meant to cheer up J.R. but did not get around to it. 7:56 PM.

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Nicole R. Brown, incumbent President of the Daytona State College Student Government Association, smiling as always, after giving the Ms. Daytona State award to Stacey Taylor, who will also be receiving a gym membership and $500 scholarship. Vernon Solomon won first place in the non-pageant portion of the talent show, which merits no scholarship. 7:57 PM.

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Backstage with Farah, Massiel, and Reina, 8:17 PM.

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Massiel, Reina, Farah, and William, 8:18 PM.

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Farah was the most beautiful girl in the entire theater ♥. 8:25 PM.

VIDEOS

This year, I shot 16 video clips which total 1:01:28 using my new Samsung SMX-F40BN/XXA digital camcorder on a 16GB SDHC memory card. At the end, the battery was down to 1/4 capacity, which means the battery is really crappy because it should last much longer. I charged it right before the show.

Farah took me to the show specifically to film her, which is why I have no photos of her performance. I did not find anyone to take pictures for me and I couldn’t do both at the same time. I ended up filming most of the acts. I wish I would have filmed the whole show and I should have bought an extra battery a week before.

Unlike last year, these videos are in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio with stereo sound. I have resized the FLV files below to 480×272 pixels. Optimal playback requires Adobe Flash Player 9 and a sustained downstream connection of at least 768Kbps (i.e. AT&T DSL Lite).

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Jillian Chase singling and playing the guitar. [0:23]

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Daniel Lucero singing a free flowing poem about life and relationships. [3:36]

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Massiel Rodriguez Leon, Gabriela Figuroa, William Ernesto Montes, and Reina Catu performing an international dance. [2:34]

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Vernon Solomon singing a love song on the guitar, accompanied on the piano by Matt Elam. He won the Talent Show. [5:12]

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The band, led by Michael Cummings, performing a Pink Floyd song. [5:36]

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LaNae Wright performing a dance, as the first act of the Mr. and Ms. Daytona State pageant. She was accompanied by Gerard Minnis singing Amazing Grace. [1:47]

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Sarah Bebergal singing. I think this is called “Nothing,” and it’s about a girl trying to become an actress. [2:15]

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Gerard Minnis singing. He was runner-up for Mr. Daytona State. [3:28]

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The last 25 seconds of Ashley Lumpkin’s performance. I should have recorded her whole song. [0:25]

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Francis “JR” Houston singing. I did not know he has a good singing voice. [3:03]

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Jerred Mason, the winner of Mr. Daytona State 2009 AND 2010, reciting his poem, “This is How I Am.” [1:53]

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Long segment waiting for something to happen. Skip ahead to 1:30 to see LaNae Wright’s interview.

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The rest of the pageant interviews after LaNae Wright. I voted for J.R. and LaNae. [8:31]

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The talent show concluded with the band playing two Pink Floyd songs including “Brick in the Wall,” Bruce Cook’s closing notes, and the awards. [14:13]

CONCLUSION

It was a good show, but the audience was only about 200, compared to 460 last year. The News-Journal Center would have been better, but someone had already booked it. The performances were all good, but it was a shame Dr. Carole Luby and Michelle Moll were not involved, as they would have done more preparation. Nicole has too much on her plate, and it showed as the MCs got confused several times throughout the show. SGA did not successfully promote this show so very few students knew about it.

Awarding Jerred Mason the Mr. Daytona State crown two years in a row was outrageous, but he did get the most votes from the audience so it was legitimate in that respect. However, I really hope someone else wins next year.

My favorite acts were Daniel Lucero, Vernon Solomon, and Sarah Bebergal, but everyone was competent.

In the future, I would like to see the judges actually judge the performers after each performance, like on American Idol.

Short link to this post: daytonastate.org/ts10

Daytona State College 2009 Talent Show: Photos & Videos

Photos from the show at the News-Journal Center, Fri., Oct. 2, 8-10 PM. I was act one. I played The Entertainer on the piano with a slideshow of my photography. I got a big applause and I didn’t clam up at all, so I was lucky. It was my first time on stage in over a year and this was my largest audience. After my act I took lots of photos below. My Dad also took videos from the audience, including my performance, later in the post. Read my post yesterday.

Press info: You can use these photos for editorial purposes such as newspapers, newsletters, and websites. None of the people in pictures signed release forms so don’t use any of these images commercially. Click “high-res” to the right of each thumbnail to download the 10 MP version. They’re pretty grainy… I was using ISO1600 a lot on my Canon Rebel XTi. But they should look alright up to 8×10. Please credit me with the line “Photos by Richard X. Thripp.”

Photos of the Show

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Jerred T. Mason reciting an inspirational poem “This is How I Am.” He was act 2 and I was act 1 but I have no photos of my act because I couldn’t take photos while playing the piano. We were both running for Mr. Daytona State. Congratulations to Jerred for winning the Mr. Daytona State title! I got a special consideration certificate. 8:16 PM.

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Are you against the News-Journal Center Acquisition?

I was reading some of the comments on Daytona State College’s buy-out of the News-Journal Center. These ones were the most biting:

If you are sick and tired of this topic and want to voice objection to the Daytona State take over of the N-J Center, contact your State Representative and State Senator to block Florida legislative approval. With the cut backs in state funding for public safety and education, the $700,000 of state funding can possibly be blocked. Daytona State does not need to assume responsibility for this project. They already have a fine facility. Show me another community college with a theatre the size of the N-J Center. If Daytona State wants to spend tax dollars, it would be better spent on campus in student related matters.

Sharples just doesnt want to be outdone by Bethune Cookman. His ego is ridiculous. The college could use that money in other areas of the college.

Let me get this straight. Tippen Davidson used company money to support this money losing endeavor, of which he only controlled 51% so his minority partner’s involuntarily paid for 49% of his generosity. And of the 51% that he did control I am sure he used his charitable donation tax deductions to reduce his tax bill thereby allowing tax payers to help foot the bill. Now a judge says the News Journal can’t do this anymore SOOOO the thearter decides to dump the whole thing on the nit wits that run Daytona Beach College and allow the state to foot the bill for this money pit and they gets to keep his company name on the building!! WHAT DEAL or BOONDOOGLE

I’ve been to the college’s theater at building 220 at the Daytona campus. It’s beautiful. Hundreds of seats, great acoustics, lighting, and layout. Does a “community college” need a huge theater? I agree with the first comment, in that I haven’t heard of any others with a theater as grandiose as the News-Journal’s.

We know Sharples wants to shed the community-college roots. All the press releases brag that the school is getting bigger, expanding, growing, becoming ever larger and more bureaucratic. Does that really benefit the students? Does moving the theater three miles from the campus benefit the students?

Sometimes I wonder. Leave me a comment and tell me: are you for the News-Journal Center acquisition, or the college’s continued expansion in general? Why or why not? There are plenty of good reasons from either side, but we’ll get a much better general opinion from blog comments than press releases.