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Sandy Hook School Shooting

15 Dec

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“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.*You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”

Hope for Haiti

22 Jan

The recent devastation in Haiti, due to the massive earthquake, is unimaginable. With so much destruction and death, it is hard to see the positives…but there are positives and lessons to be learned. Sometimes it takes catastrophic events to occur for us all to get a wake-up call in life.

First and foremost, we all need to be grateful for what we have and where we are in life RIGHT NOW! So often people say, “When I have…, I will be happy,” or “When I look like…, I will be happy.” We all need to be grateful now, as now is the only time and space that exists and our attitude towards the now will affect all aspects in our lives. When thinking about what you are lacking in life, put yourself in the shoes of a Haitian and that with give you a new perspective.

Haitians are devastated by the condition of their homes, schools, hospitals and everything that it takes to have a thriving community. I feel for all the Haitians that are going through such a traumatic event and hope to help in any way possible…starting with donating money. Many Haitians are not only dead, or alive but many have injuries, needing help asap! The Doctors who have been there since day one are so amazing. These Doctors show a super-human kind of compassion that teaches us all to give more of ourselves to those in need. And by witnessing the way the world responds to the most helpless people is a true reflection of where we are as a society; I hope we value all human lives.

To help, watch Hope for Haiti Telethon tonight where Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks and Will Smith are joining George Clooney (in Los Angeles), Wyclef Jean (in New York) and CNN’s Anderson Cooper (reporting from Haiti) for the event. It will be quite amazing to see how we all band together to help out those most in need, the Haitians.

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