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Alone we stand, together we fall apart.

Month: May, 2016

Parental Responsibility?

We all misplace things, whether it be glasses, homework, phones, or wallets. Of course, misplacing these things doesn’t lead to the deaths of an endangered species.

Many have heard about the recent incident at the Cincinnati Zoo. Where Harambe, a 17 year old Gorilla was shot and killed. This was after the Gorilla picked up, threw and dragged around a 4 year old child who found his way into the exhibit. The child was misplaced by his parents. In a zoo.

Now all parents may misplace their kids at local stores or at parks. But at a zoo? This is completely irresponsible of the parents. Along with the zoo making the wrong decision. The Gorilla, from what I understand, caused no physical harm to the child and was sent home from the hospital after being evaluated for injuries.  The Gorilla was no threat to the child and should not have been killed no matter how long it took for the tranquilizer to take effect.

However, the blame falls to the parents. How do you misplace your child in a zoo. As a child I was never misplaced at such a dangerous place, let alone a place with that many people. The zoo should sue them for the gorilla’s death and they should have to pay the fine for killing an endangered animal. However, this is not compensation for the death of such a rare and dangerous animal no matter what the situation the zoo should stand to preserve and protect endangered species and due to the situation at hand they did not. There is no justice for the animal nor the people who are saddened and disappointed by the death of this animal.

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Crisis in Manchester

In today’s world we so often see the world horrified by the thought of terrorism. I woke up this morning waiting for my favorite Soccer Team to play their final game of the season. I was excited, I had just finished breakfast and I turned on the TV only to hear the game had been delayed. I then did the logical thing any teenager would do in a situation of confusion: I went on twitter. The news that was being reported, I did not want to hear.

Today around 3 PM in Manchester ,England (10 PM in Ohio) a mysterious package was found in the North West stand of Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford. This mysterious package turned out to be one of the two reported bombs inside of the stadium. The North West stand was quickly evacuated as Manchester United’s final game of the season against Bournemouth was delayed then cancelled. The Stadium was evacuated, the bomb squad arrived and they have already had one controlled explosion inside the ground.

Thankfully, not a single person has been hurt or injured and everyone, including players and staff have been evacuated from the stadium. I offer huge props to Manchester United for how well they handled the situation and thank god for the person who found the first bomb. He quite literally saved almost 70,000 lives in one day. Whether sheer luck or divine influence this day has been saved and the plans of evil have been thwarted.

The big picture of this is terrorism is very real, I have known this since the day I truly realized the impact of 9/11. Today’s lasting impact is that terrorism can be prevented and thanks to the results of the Paris and Brussels attacks the world has grown more careful and smarter for these occurrences. This is not a problem to fix overnight it will be a long process. We must remember during this time that we as a world are one. We all need to come together. We should not pursue the minority groups but rather pursue and destroy the problem itself. Today was a defeat for whoever tried to attack and one they soon won’t forget. They will come back stronger than ever to try and terrorize again. The world must be ready. I wish the best for everyone in Manchester and I wish luck for all humanity as we move forward in a world with terrorism. Together the world is one. God is good.