Posts Tagged ‘media’

I’m a slight bit upset for various reasons, but for right now I’m going to talk about magazines.

Rolling Stone put one of the Boston Bombers on the cover. I understand using shock value for publicity and all, but seriously? Why this guy?

I actually tried to read the article before I said anything about it, and I couldn’t make it through the whole thing. It seems like they’re blaming the kid being a terrorist on his home life. In short, I’m not happy.

I’ll update this more later when I’m not on my phone.

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Thank you to my friend Anthony for inspiring my title. He wanted to cover all the bases, just in case the world really does end.

Here’s that opinion I said I’d give the other day: Whiskey tango foxtrot?

Sandy Hook – That’s got to be one of the most god awful things I’ve ever heard about a person doing. I had just taken my son to see his new school and get him signed up when I heard about it. I mean.. who would shoot up an elementary school of all places? I believe that Adam Lanza was deeply disturbed, and needed more help than what he had; if he even had any to begin with. I also believe that nobody will ever really know all the whats and whys of that situation, because unless you see shit for yourself, how can you? Now for the opinionated part: as horrible and tragic as this was, I don’t feel a weapons ban will solve a fucking thing. The gun did not commit the crime, the person committed the crime with a gun.

Connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and those laws didn’t prevent this man from killing innocent children. No law has ever prevented a person from committing a crime of any kind. The only thing I feel is broken in the system as far as guns are concerned is that things change depending on what state you’re in. Like here in Indiana for instance, someone with ‘crazy papers’ as a friend of mine called them, can still get a gun believe it or not, but just isn’t allowed to carry. You can also purchase at 18, but can’t carry until 21. There are loopholes out the ass, and those loopholes don’t need to be there. Then again, crazy or not, someone could just up and decide to shoot me if they want to. I don’t know because life is just like that, nobody knows what will happen 5 minutes from now, let alone the next day. If a person wants something bad enough, they’ll do whatever they feel is necessary to get it done, even if it means violating the law, or violating the rights of another person.

There are already plenty of mental health services available all over the country. Part of the issue there is staff within some of these places, and patient compliance. There are people in this world that don’t know what to ask when discussing their treatment, so they just say nothing. Not saying anything can be dangerous though, so for the love of God please educate your patients! Answer their questions if they have them, and point them to whatever resources you can think of. I honestly think that if the medical community at least tried to appear like they care more, that would solve a lot of patient compliance issues. People don’t do things for others simply because they want to anymore, they do it for a fucking paycheck. You can’t just throw pills at a person and expect the meds to solve all of their problems. They work best when used in conjunction with therapy. However, medicine is a practice and the public needs to understand that medical professionals of all types are people too. No one individual knows everything, no one individual can solve all the problems of the world, and no one individual is by any means a super hero. No treatment of any kind will work instantly, because things take time.

As a society, we’ve become extremely narcissistic, lazy, and about as impatient as people can get. We want, want, and want some more; and don’t care what happens to everyone else as long we have those things we think we need for some reason. Before we begin to fix anything, we need to take a look at ourselves. There’s not a damn thing wrong with the government, the issue is the people.

In short, we all need to start giving a fuck. Even it’s something small, do something nice for someone. That one small thing could make a big difference.

*I’ll eventually be expanding opinions more, when I have time to do some more research. I’m a person who believes in the second amendment. There’s a legal gun in my house, and it’s staying here. At some point in the future, there will be more legal guns in my house, and I intend to keep every one of them.

I’m writing a review on my own project. It’s not the way I presented it really, but the topic I ended up with that I thought was awesome. I had a nutrition term paper and presentation to do, and I picked nutrition for toddlers. I figured since I have a toddler aged child, it would be an interesting topic. I found quite a bit of information that shocked the hell out of me.

The class was given complete creative control over presentations. We were told to pick whatever nutrition related topic we wanted. I wanted to do nutritional disorders, but what I ended up finding was a lot of info on eating disorders. I was totally amazed at the things I found doing research. Children as young as 4 can start to develop emotional issues that contribute to their eating habits.

What I put together was a power point, a handout with some info on the two disorders I focused on, and snacks :-). I had some info about basic nutritional needs, the disorders, and tips on handling picky eaters. I used some pictures of my own son, and the snack I had people make was ants on a log. If you’ve never had it, it consists of celery, peanut butter and raisins. That’s a hell of a lot better than bacon mac and cheese pie, or going to mc donalds all the time.

As for the project itself, I absolutely loved it. We had people do presentations on fad diets, being vegan, child hood obesity, heart disease, and a number of other things. The one that really stood out was on an eye disease, and I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called. This should definitely stay part of the class. Everyone learned a lot today, me included.