You’ve likely heard about Kim Kardashian being robbed in France. If not, she was robbed at gunpoint and robbed of about 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. I’ve had a lot of mixed feelings about this; some of which I am not proud of.
The bathroom argument, though not covered as much in the media, is still going strong. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the question is whether or not transgender individuals should be allowed to use whichever (public) bathroom they identify with. There are meany arguments for and against, but some don’t make any sense.
The Westboro Baptist Church has taken over the American government. We now live in a country run by extremists claiming to represent Christianity. They have announced that all military personnel, lgbt community members, or a believer in any other religious system, your home will be burnt down, and your entire family will be murdered while you watch.
Once again, we are hearing about a white cop shooting a black man. It’s awful. It really is. And our media feeds are filled with #blacklivesmatter and #alllivesmatter again. We’re seeing constant bickering between the sides, filled with facts, assumptions, and insults. We’re seeing Obama, Donald Trump, white people, black people, and the police blamed for the racism and hatred in society. But who’s fault is it?
If you use the internet at all, which I assume that you do, since you are here, you’ve surely heard about the most recent shootings, including two men, and almost a dozen cops. Many people are posting their opinions on the matter– who is at fault, what needs to change, and how everyone should be reacting.
While that’s fine, talking about will get more people involved, and hopefully something will change, there are some troubling things being posted on social media. I’ve seen a lot of people saying things like “If you are talking about this, then you are part of the problem” or “If you don’t post about this, then you are ignoring the problem, and you are the reason this keeps happening”. Comments like these are a huge problem.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this prompt was the flooding in West Virginia. If you haven’t heard, much of southern WV has experienced severe flooding, causing widespread damage, and a rising death toll of over 20. Thousands of houses and businesses are destroyed or severely damaged.
This, while a terrible tragedy, is a good reminder of the thorns on a rose. Water is vital, but destructive. We need it to survive. If we don’t get enough, we die, and as these floods have reminded us, if we get too much, we die. Water is something that most of us see as harmless, and in these summer months, we see it as a refuge from the hot sun. But many in West Virginia have probably seen enough water, at least for a while.
I’m not here to argue a side. I have chosen a side, but I will not explicitly share my views. By the end, you’ll probably be able to figure out how I feel about the Harambe controversy, but that is not my goal. Instead, I would like to discuss some of the thoughts being shared on this topic that are somewhat concerning to me. I was not planning on writing on this topic at all, but I came across an article that was so disturbing to me, that I needed to write on it, if only for my own peace of mind.
So if you use social media, you’ve probably seen and/or heard about websites like Facebook and Twitter showing you only certain posts. The site uses some sort of algorithm to decide which posts it thinks you want to see, instead of just showing you everything.
I’m sure you’ve seen many facebook posts about the Teal Pumpkin Project. If not, then you either don’t have a facebook, or you don’t get on very often. Either way, it’s a fantastic idea!
So here’s the deal. If you have kids, who you plan to take them trick or treating this Halloween, you may see some teal pumpkins. They are being put outside of houses that are offering non-food treats for the little kiddies. Now, most of you parents are probably thinking, why would a kid want something that’s not candy? Isn’t that what Halloween is all about? Well, yes. For kids, it’s all about that sack full of sugary goodness. But don’t worry, these weirdos with their teal pumpkins have a pretty good reason.
Let me introduce you to Vishal. He’s a 10-year-old white tiger at a zoo in India and the zookeepers there are trying to rape him.
Okay. That’s a little misleading. The zookeepers themselves are not trying to rape him, but they are trying to get the other tigers to. It’s not rape in the traditional sense, but still rape.