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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
Torn Between Two Careers (08/12/16)
Have you ever felt torn between two things? Or had to make a hard decision that you know would change the rest of your life? I am not anti-change, but I fully believe if something is working, there is no need in changing it...for the most part. I graduated college in 2007 with my BSE in Secondary English Education. ...
It is time to get mad...real mad
Terrorism has created an unsettlement in America for nearly 50 years, but with instant media coverage, the realism of the dangers came to the heart of America after the terrorist attacks on 9-11. The event brought out an anger at the enemy like never before. It was a time Americans, black, white, gay and straight, banded together from giving blood, volunteering their time and helping one another. This has been misplaced and forgotten. The rapid decline American has seen has pitted everyone against each other. Social media has allowed Americans to publicly display their hatred from behind the screen against whatever group doesn't fit their agenda. The instant media coverage angers many and brings the groups to the streets in many instances burning down the actual cities in which they and their families live, breeding even more hatred.
The videos then breed further hate for a particular group, which spawns further hatred and makes Americans look at groups like blacks, police officers, gays, Muslims different than we did in the past, out of fear. While the distrust for government is not something new and goes back to a time when buffalo population was nearly annihilated as a way of killing off Native American's food sources for them to flee their land so the government could take it over. You didn't see Indians pow wowing in the streets, they simply lived along side their enemy peacefully. They may not have agreed with the policies but they sure didn't fight amongst themselves over it.
All this effort of hating one another is taking away energy from fighting the real enemy, terrorists. We can not fight the enemy while we are fighting each other and worrying about Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, guess what ? Every life matters and as soon as we all come together like we did in the days following 9-11 and work to a common goal, the sooner the world will be a better, not worse place to live.
People of different races, sexual orientations and religions fight, bleed and die together in the armed services of America every day, yet here on American soil, the very soil they are defending, people are killing each other daily due to a job, sex, skin color, religion or any other number of things that a person may not agree on. Do police officers make mistakes? Yes. But so does everyone else. So, please before you jump on any "Lives Matter" bandwagon, remember we are all Americans and know who the real enemy is. Don't allow them to use you as a pawn to fight their battles by killing each other so they don't have to. So get mad, real mad, but use your anger to do something positive and not be a part of the insanity that is bringing America to its knees, for something other than the intended purpose.
What is clean eating? By definition, it is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. Clean eating isn't even considered "dieting." It's mainly thought of as a lifestyle approach to food and how it's prepared, which in the long run will improve your overall health. Eating clean is a concept that stresses healthy, whole, unprocessed foods. It also has the flexibility to be easily adapted into almost anyone's routine...
The Shady Oaks Band started our week off with cheerful music. Vera Martin sang "Help Me Make It through the Night" to kick off the concert. Phyllis Simpson then sang "Sunnyside of Life" and Jackie followed with "Victory in Jesus." They sang songs, told jokes and stories for the next hour and ended with "I'll Fly Away."...
It is time to get mad...real mad
It is time we get mad, real mad again. Not at blacks, not at police officers, not at the government, not at gays or someone who suffered social injustice centuries ago, but at the real enemy.. the terrorists, both foreign and domestic who are using social media and other tactics to force neighbors, friends and even co-workers to breed hatred toward a group of people...