“Dover Yai, No Prover Yai.” -Russian Proverb
in English translates to…
“Trust, but verify.” -Ronald Reagan
Former RT-News anchor Liz Wahl
Given this week’s recent events in journalism amid controversy between Ukraine, Russia, and the United States, the above quote certainly bears truth and relevance. The RT News network, formerly ‘Russia Today’, ignited quite the media frenzy on Monday 3 March 2014 when broadcast Journalist Abby Martin spoke from her heart in opposition Continue reading
“En-ter-tain-ment: Amusement or diversion provided especially by performers. Something diverting or engaging.”
“Re-a-li-ty: The true situation that exists: The real situation. Something that actually exists or happens: A real event, occurrence, situation, etc.”
If you are reading this and reside within the United States, you are likely aware of the fact that this past Sunday was “Super Bowl Sunday.” The excitement & spectacle of Super Bowl Sunday seems to have grown more and more intense each year. Personally, I haven’t sat down to watch a Super Bowl in quite some time, let alone a football game in general. Probably not since the Chicago Bears choked back in ’2006.’ Anyhow, I don’t have a strong affinity for the game. Nah…, when it comes to sports entertainment, I prefer to watch pro-wrestling more than any other sport. [Non-Spoiler Alert: I’m aware of the fact that Professional wrestling is choreographed and the matches are predetermined.]
WWE Superstar CM Punk cutting perhaps his best promo in 2011 as he blurred the lines of Reality and Entertainment. Punk received a mass level of media attention overnight for his convincing performance.
I’m chiming in on the topic of Entertainment vs Reality because Continue reading
“…I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed…”
–President John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy delivered this exhilarating speech back in 1961. On occasion, I have actually listened to the audio of his message to the Press, leaving me inspired. Towards the end of the speech, Kennedy Continue reading
I just realized tomorrow is new years eve. Hmm…so that is that? The last day of the year is tomorrow?
To sum it all up, my 2012 was no where near typical. I’m very pleased to see my 2012 experience go out on an upswing vs the unbelievable negative feats I had to overcome. It wasn’t easy, but I fought through quite a few personal struggles; most of which were ongoing in various facets of my life, simultaneously.
It really wasn’t until late summer and late fall that I experienced some of my best moments. Moments that further encouraged me. Moments that gave me hope. Moments that inspired me to keep fighting for what’s right, yet keep the strides positive. Moments, to be quite frank, that caused me to smile. Maybe someday soon, I’ll share with you all the precise details of the tumultuous year I had. Overall, for the time being, I’m logging this as the worst year I’ve ever lived and I truly hope it is the worst one I’ll ever have to endure.
On that accord, I wish everyone well in the upcoming 2013 season that is, life. It’s either gonna be good, better, worse, or bad. You’ll never know either way until you actually start living. Pursue life, liberty, and happiness. May individual Liberty, Peace & Prosperity be with all of you. Cheers! 😀 😉
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