As I have been looking at the news lately, I quickly realized the painful reality of societal division that we can fall into if we are not careful.
Inspired by a conversation heard on BBC Radio Leicester, in which presenter Jo Whiley talked to her guest, a professor at DeMontfort University in Leicester, about verification of stories by journalists before publication.
It was nice to see a succinct picture, a sentiment shared by thousands like me, that with a click of a button could speak for me and my feelings about what has happened in this country.
An elephant is killed every fifteen minutes for its ivory.
If I weren't writing about the deaths of real people, with real lives and loves and hearts, this entire thing could almost be taken as comical. A woman in a coma was found fit-to-work by Work Capability Assessment contractor Seetec. It's the sort of thing the most twisted imaginations in the world couldn't dream up — but it happened.
We are all aware of the Great Wall of China in terms of its historical significance and its significant size. Rightfully so, the Chinese people are very proud of this structure. Despite its magnificence it has absolutely no impact on those of us who reside in other countries, such as the United States. But there is another wall that the Chinese have put in place, one that most people have not heard of. It is that wall that has an impact on our lives. You likely won’t read about it, unless you follow industry news for waste and recycling.
I belong to a Facebook group whose members, according to the group's name, are there to improve the city where we all reside. Recently, someone posted a poll asking members to vote on the causes of our current spike in criminal activity. Here are the top three responses:
In 1765, the colonists cited "taxation without representation" as one of the grievances which eventually led to the American revolution. England imposed taxes on the colonists although they had no representatives in Parliament and their best interests were essentially of no matter to the Crown. They called this "tyranny" and rebelled against this form of government because it was unjust.
It's no wonder you don't really see signs that say "Environmentalist for Trump" at certain rallies (even klan). Donald Trump pretty much stands for everything us tree huggers hate. From electing Scott Pruitt, a former Attorney General of Oklahoma who once described himself as a "Leading advocate against EPA's activist agenda" as the 14th Administrator of the EPA to tweeting about Climate Change skepticism roughly 115 times, environmentalist are at a lost for words.
There was a time in America when women were neither the breadwinners nor a large part of the workforce. The cult of domesticity dictated that women stay at home and not work outside of the home. This durable philosophy of “true womanhood” further ordained that women should be more religious than men — pure of heart, mind, and body, as well as submissive to the men in their lives. We were not allowed to vote, own property or have credit of our own.