Today I came upon this image:
I agree that the news media often choose not to report things that are important in favor of things that get ratings. However, the list of “what you should know about” is focused on environmental issues and barely gives lip service to other important things the media isn’t covering. Here’s a few things you should know about that might not make your evening news:
- The TPP isn’t dead yet; if it gets ratified, you will have fewer rights and corporations will be more powerful. Heck, you might not even know the TPP was a thing if you relied on the evening news.
- The cops can use devices that force your cell phone to tell them where you are — unless a judge catches them.
- You aren’t imagining. You are working harder for less.
- Those politicians out there trying to earn votes for an election over a year from now are mostly bought and paid for by special interests.
- There’s probably a kid that died in your metropolitan area, too.
- There are multiple humanitarian crises going on in the world right now.
- Over 40,000 Americans commit suicide each year. That works out to one every 13 minutes, and one a day in my city. You might be able to do something about that.
- Since the list was a bit food centric, here’s a food item: Congress doesn’t think you need to know where your meat was raised.
And that’s just a short list.
In Closing: Liverpool; ramen; resume; then she should find a job that doesn’t require her to do things that conflict with her religion (oh, you thought I was talking about that marriage license thing?); not having the desired effect on his image;