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REGARDING: NewsTribune Repost – 01-04-2018

Unsure why our local paper tends to print stories from other locations rather than straight out of the Illinois Valley Community. I’m not saying that is always bad…I’m just saying. Well, that said, There was an opinion post which I found to be thought-provoking. Since I was unable to link NewsTrib’s copy here and I don’t think you want to pay to read it online, I will paraphrase some key highlights.

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Kathryn Jean Lopez
Newspaper Enterprise Association
Title: Finding Hope for the New Year

> Regarding New Year’s Resolutions: “It’s traditionally a time of assessment and resolution. It’s an opportunity to see where we have been, are, and could be going.”

> Regarding the Media: “We make it more powerful than it should be when we obsess about it and let it control our lives, emotions and behavior toward each other. It’s a big country out there, and each and every one of us has a role to play.”

* My Thought: And may I add that when our emotions tend to make us unaware and uninterested in major happenings and a person ignores the issues is far worse off than those who step into the firing line. We all need to talk about the issues and not ignore them! Do we all need to go into the firing line? No. Of course not. However, one can not and should not just sweep it under the rug (metaphorically) and ignore the topic at hand.

 

[Lisa Wiley-Nickel / 01-05-2018] ~

Sorce Copy: [http://www.albanyherald.com/opinion/kathryn-jean-lopez-finding-hope-for-the-new-year/article_48a7c4b9-84e7-52c5-b5a4-ddc6e1775007.html]

Further Note:

“Where we have been, where we are, and where could we be going?” These are all good questions, which we need to ask our selves daly. Not just individually, but as a nation, as well. We can not be blinded by our ignorance any longer! Wake up!

We might not be able to go to the front lines and do the work, however, even the little things, like this simple online blog, which you are reading now, might make a ripple effect that could eventually bring big change. Yes, even a little ember can bring on a fiery blaze. It only takes one. YOU.

BOOK PLUG:

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” – This book is a wake-up call to voters (all citizens) across the political (world-wide) spectrum: become informed, passionate citizens who demand honesty and integrity from our leaders, or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy.

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