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Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

 

 

What is the media telling us today? Or, more importantly, what is it NOT telling us?

Are we racing toward ignorance? Why is it that all we hear about in the media is Trump and Russia? What’s going on in the rest of the world, and where is the good news? We are all taught to find the best in people, so why is there nothing good about either Donald trump or Russia? Why is it that we never hear stories about the good things that come from these two?

A recent Gallup poll noted that Americans are losing confidence in mainstream media. As technology advances, so does knowledge. We are witnessing a greater capacity to achieve global knowledge than any generation before us. As such, we are not content to study history or lose ourselves in fiction: rather, we long for current events, relevant stories, and news about the world around us. Right now. Today.

So what happens when our sources of knowledge, with all the technological advances and communications at their disposal, decide what our news should be? In the United States and Europe, media outlets have eyes and ears all over the world. Reporters are provided stories of victories, triumph amidst adversity, and genocidal terrorist organizations intent on eradicating entire nationalities, ethnicities, and religious people in the name of service to a “god” they think desires that.

Stories we never hear,

In the Middle East, a small village in northern Iraq where a mere 10 farmers fought off 70 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS)  militants to provide their families time to escape before the terrorist organization invaded their home. They were victorious and nearly every family was able to escape before IS came back.

This story would not take a reporter travelling in the east long to learn about, so why aren’t we hearing about it and the many more like it?  One can only imagine what foreign reporters and correspondents are able to learn every day!

The Influence of the Media,

These are exactly the stories we don’t hear.  Most mainstream media outlets with the largest audiences are no longer run by multiple companies or those with a passion to gain and spread knowledge from a variety of opinions. Rather, they are run by a select elite in the US. In 1983, over 50 companies owned the mainstream media.  Today it is six. Six main news companies that all talk about the same few things… Trump and Russia, Syria, Facebook, etc.

The media has a direct influence over the people. They are there to provide the governed with the stories worldwide that cannot be experienced for themselves. What are the people to believe, if not the daily media? Knowledge gained from these sources is not varied; it’s all the same. Imagine the moral of the people if they heard a wider range of stories about the world around them. They could form an opinion for themselves, instead of having their opinion formed for them.

What are the good things Trump has done? Where are the heroic stories from the middle east like the one above? The media is telling us plenty, plenty of the same things. The bad is highlighted, the good is left out, and we are left with an American nation who is loosing trust in the mainstream media.

All we ask is that you pay attention to who makes your opinions. The media, or you.

What do you think? Let us know.

 

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Heartbreaking; Another School Shooting Santa Clarita, CA

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Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves 2 students dead, multiple injured

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) — A 16-year-old boy shot five fellow students, two fatally, Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita before turning the .45-caliber handgun on himself, authorities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson said multiple 911 calls prompted firefighter-paramedics to respond about 7:40 a.m. to the school at 21900 Centurion Way.

Six students, including the gunman, were found in the quad suffering from gunshot wounds, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference. All six were transported to hospitals, where two of them, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were later pronounced dead.

The surviving victims were described as two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 14-year-old boy.

In a tweet, Henry Mayo Hospital said it had received four patients.

Their names were not immediately disclosed. The sheriff said the deceased girl’s parents were at the hospital. He was notified of the second fatality during a press conference at the school.

Gunman turns .45 caliber on himself

According to sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener, surveillance video “clearly” shows the suspect pulling a semi-automatic handgun out of his backpack in the quad and shooting five classmates before shooting himself in the head.

Thursday was the gunman’s 16th birthday, the captain said.

He was listed in grave condition at a hospital, according to Villanueva.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, authorities released a description of the suspect as a manhunt got underway. Heavily armed deputies and an armored SWAT vehicle were seen at a home near the school, but it was unclear if the house was connected to the investigation.

The high school remained on lockdown for hours after the incident. Shortly before 11 a.m., lockdowns were lifted at all campuses in the district, as well as Rosedell and Highland elementary schools.

Central Park, at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, was being used as a reunification point for parents and students, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted an apology to parents, saying investigators need to interview “every student at Saugus HS” before they can be released.

In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump was monitoring ongoing reports about the shooting.

“The White House encourages all those in the area to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders,” the statement said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted an expression of gratitude to the emergency responders.

“We simply should not have to fear for our kids’ lives when we drop them off at school,” the governor said. Addressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Newsom asked: “How many more lives will be lost? How many more shootings will we have to endure? We need commonsense gun reform. NOW.”

Amid the chaos at the scene, the number of reported victims fluctuated throughout the morning. The sheriff later confirmed that six people were shot, including the gunman.


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McDonald’s CEO fired for consensual relationship with employee

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McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook out after ‘poor judgment’ involving relationship with employee

McDonald’s board voted to remove CEO Steve Easterbrook, the fast-food giant announced on Sunday, citing “poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee.”

Chris Kempczinski, the current president of McDonald’s USA, has been named CEO effective immediately. He will also join the board.

“Kempczinski succeeds Steve Easterbrook, who has separated from the Company following the Board’s determination that he violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee,” the company said.

McDonald’s CEO Easterbrook, who is divorced, wrote in an email to employees that the consensual relationship “was a mistake.”

“As for my departure, I engaged in a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which violated McDonald’s policy,” Easterbrook wrote. “This was a mistake. Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on. Beyond this, I hope you can respect my desire to maintain my privacy.”He also said that his time as CEO “have been the most fulfilling years of my working life.”

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Easterbrook had served as CEO since March 2015. Easterbrook, who is British, joined McDonald’s in 1993 as a financial reporting manager based in London. Throughout his career, he served as the global chief brand officer, president of McDonald’s Europe, and CEO of McDonald’s U.K. He also spent time as a McDonald’s restaurant manager. On a now-removed corporate webpage, McDonald’s said Easterbrook led its turnaround “by sparking the evolution of its company culture.”

Enrique Hernandez Jr., chairman of McDonald’s board of directors, called new CEO Kempczinski “the best leader to set the vision and drive the plans for the Company’s continued success.”

“He has the right mix of skills and experience to lead us forward having run our U.S. business, where franchisees are delivering strong financial and operational results, and overseen global strategy, business development and innovation,” Hernandez said in a statement. “In particular, Chris was instrumental in the development of the Company’s strategic plan, which has enabled global growth and leadership, and has overseen the most comprehensive transformation of the U.S. business in McDonald’s history.”

Meanwhile, Joe Erlinger, president of the international operated markets, will take over Kempczinski’s most recent role as president of McDonald’s USA, effective immediately.

Shares of McDonald’s closed down 1.4%, -$2.76, on Friday to end the week at $193.94.

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