I would like to call this Happy Obama Day.
No matter what your political views maybe please go out and VOTE!!!
This has been a service announcement from Vicki the Vulvasaur!
I haven’t written in sometime and a lot of that is due to the fact that work right now is so busy that I come home, eat, and then head to bed. I have decided this course of action is not going to work. A lot has happened over the last month. Let me just give a brief summary.
– I have seen Obama speak
– I have seen Hillary Clinton speak
– Hillary won PA
– More importantly I am not officially legal, sorta
What I mean by sorta, is that even though I am allowed to consume alcohol, pay my bills (which I have been doing since 18), vote, go to war, and do mostly all the rights us American folk have, I am still not allowed to file as a independent on my financial aid forms for college! Now, that for me would be better than drinking.(Slight exaggeration)
Anyways, don’t feel bad, I am sure some wonderful person will help me not be in debt of 50 thousand at the age of 21. (that is funny)
Everyday whether it’s looking at NPR’s website or listening the stupid all hit music stations I find myself loving journalism, in every form. The way people put their lives on the line to show the truth. Everyday I look at many different news websites in order to get more than just one perspective and as I looked went to the New York Times the first picture that was up was of body bags so close, live action shot of people dead in bags in a shooting that took place in Jerusalem at a school. We sometimes see pictures and just see not thinking of what is taking or behind that lense. One thing that I always tell myself is that if we all live in this world, we have to make an impact. Not environmentally but more politically or just plain for humanity. I find myself more in tune with that lately seeing as my job is making copies. Though, it is much more than that I sometimes feel plained bored. The last couple of days have been pretty good. Anyways, my point is that if we don’t think about what is happening around us or even try to think beyond our lives we can make an impact and a change.
One example that I am going to recall is the Northern Illinois University shooting that took place very close to my hometown. Many of my friends go to NIU and the shooting was a tragedy but how come our country speaks so sadly and puts it all over the news? What about the violence that we are taking apart of that happens every single day in the Middle East. What about all the civilians dying for our call to spread democracy?
I am finally up past 9 at night to have time to write. My life has been full of sleeping early and going to work. A constant cycle that does not seem to change. I am on a quest to make that change so I can finally write and ingest some knowledge from the outside world besides where I reside.
I was exploring Adbusters and came across an interesting article written about the Iraqi War which most of us seem to forget in our daily lives.
Here is the article. Check it out.
Have a pleasant day.