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No You Can’t Blame the Press For This One It’s The Candidates’ And The Public’s Own Mess

Current Trends by Natasha Sapp

Oh yes when we don’t like something reach for that old go to— blaming the media after all it takes the heat of you and is a convenient story almost anyone can believe, especially cozied up next to its twin bias in the media exhibited by the dueling networks of MSNBC and Fox News, rival print media The New York Times and the Washington Post, missteps at say CBS’ 60 Minutes, hosts still thriving in talk radio pushing one political side alone; a phenomenon that started, hard for some to comprehend, before this election cycle, even before the days when Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan’s latest shenanigans hit the morning shows, Alek Baldwin was assaulting photographers, LeBron James’ choice of professional basketball team warranted mention on a national news program and Mel Gibson garnered as much of a name for himself as a celebrity fallen from grace prone to drunk driving arrests and racist rants over his extensive acting, directing body of work. And it worked for Ben Carson deflecting questions about the veracity surrounding events in his autobiography, Ted Cruz used it to get through more than one debate boiling serious questions facing Americans regarding the candidates down to the satire of “are you a comic book villain,” Ben Carson can you do math” exc., simultaneously democrat Bernie Sanders told the entire world he was sick and tired of hearing about her (Secretary Hillary Clinton’s) damn e-mails plainly wanting to focus on voters issues…Enter an article posted on Salon.com allegedly exposing 3 big ways the press, reporters of news and information to the people, have failed us this election cycle including a brief history citing other media egregious leanings to one glaringly skewed side of partisan politics, misshaping the truth by sidestepping, omitting whole sections of the situation, subject under discussion, bad, by that meaning incompetent, irresponsible reporting using that other modern stock go to— 9/11 and it’s coverage. Despite clear, fact supported, implicating of Fox News in the staggering percentage of disinformation permeating the American public about U.S. military conflict, vis-à-vis the Iraq war, specifically imaginary links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, they expand that to all news outlets, print as well as television in discussing the press’ significant let down of voters approaching 2016. Accusations they essentially covered Trump too much…endless election coverage especially on primary and caucus election nights leading to show anchors on CNN, MSNBC counting votes before they’re cast, calling it, election results too early, causing voters, yet to cast their ballots, make their decision on paper to stay home believing the election already over. Finally ignoring real, bona fide news related to the election, voting and how inherently rigged our system is—valiantly exposed by Bernie Sanders, surprise, surprise according to writer, Sophia A. McClennen…No the mainstream media is not responsible for making Donald Trump the republican nominee, unduly helping, never mind creating, any presidential nominee to date…“This time we witnessed a race called before any votes had been cast. On June 5, the Associated Press called the Democratic nomination for Clinton based solely on the interviewing of super delegates, who do not cast their votes until the Democratic Convention on July 25.” Except, though super delegates aren’t ever going to be the whole story, their opinions were simply confirming the blatantly obvious acknowledging Clinton won by an overwhelming margin of pledged delegates (being those assigned to a singular candidate), not merely super delegates alone… Under the subheading ignoring the real news Ms. McClennen meant news pertaining to the election and election outcomes noting subsequently listed items encountered upon continued reading, but again she’s thinking only of the cable news opportunities where they cover this for hours and hours a day; still they have to cover other breaking, up to the minute happenings. Some other needed to be covered topics, events: shootings in a Colorado planned parenthood, San Bernardino’s terror attack, Orlando’s nightclub attack hate crime and terror fueled massacre, Egypt Air flight 804 going missing, weather, tornados, floods, fires ravaging the west, terror attacks in both France and Bustles, the shocking shooting of UK parliament member Jo Cox, the UK’s brit-x vote, to name only a fraction of headline worthy things taking place around the nation, across the globe people would wish to know about, seek information concerning…. These 2 paragraphs up to this very line showcasing an abject failure to understand the primary process, primary, voting rules…And please stop saying there was no follow up on voter suppression stories to favor Hillary over Bernie Sanders who would have won but for voter suppression engineered by the DNC… chief reason we haven’t heard anymore is in both Arizona and New York a decision has been rendered…levance may have been a key player too as it began to matter less in terms of delegate math whether or not Bernie Sanders could have won any massively voter oppressed state mentioned…Remember it wasn’t that Trump supporters hadn’t heard his controversial statements, hadn’t heard a better candidate from either, any party better speaking to their issues and certainly not because of skewed media coverage, it’s that they liked what he had to say and appeared to drastically down play negative implications of his rhetoric and policies even when presented with it; issues not fixed by changing media coverage, format, content. 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Disease, Weight And Our Drastically Skewed Perceptions On Health, Wellness And Longevity

Current Trends by Natasha Sapp

Hate to break it to you but the 60 is not the new 40, less for the emotional/social reasons listed by the Wall Street Journal, changing social structures derived from years of better medicine, nutrition, knowledge, people living better, able to do more in later years, not just living longer, the sobering prediction our chronically obese kids may have shorter lifespans than we do/did because of it, and instead due to median, average life expectance ages not having moved that much. 40 is considered middle aged precisely because the average life expectancy hovers around 80, give or take 5 years; for 60 to have gradually become the new 40 the life expectancy numbers would have to top out in the 120-125 range…. people here, if you believe the latest retirement preparedness commercial, are living into their 90’s; which would put middle age at roughly 45, not 60. Secondly looking at the last years of so called super centenarians, those passing 110, most are toothless, constantly nodding off and can’t walk well, if at all, dependent on neighbors, friends, family members for the bulk of their existence; that is in counties where they aren’t placed in a care facility less due to younger family member selfishness but having no living family, the extent of care required for the person at their advanced age… It’s rarely the 107 year old dancing in the Whitehouse with President and first lady Obama…Wall Street Journal onto something more than the author knew when he talked about investing post retirement, golden year energy into the truly young people, the legacy and future coming after, surviving them not on being/looking younger than you are, the new fad proving you’re the picture of longevity, upping the ante living your entire life that way, utilizing the time you have rather than bargaining for more—Especially by eating ‘rabbit food’ never touching meat, eggs or milk, viewing bread as the enemy, occasional doughnut, movie popcorn, French fries or cheeseburger as edible death. As for relearning what’s good for us, taking pleasure in nourishing foods giving our bodies what they need, take a good look at the photo gracing the top of that article and tell me that baby is going to get a foodgasm from that broccoli instead of pure revulsion; foodgasms about gastronomy, the science of gourmet dining, blending aroma, texture, quality food, taste and presentation to produce an experience not merely gorging one’s self on high calorie dishes—what I intend to do and not do respectivelyRead More

Why Millennials Insist On Being Judged By Their Work Product Not Their Wardrobe Because Anything else Is Racist, Sexist, Classist, Ageist And They Know It

Current Trends by Natasha Sapp

….but when someone tries to tell you there is a right way and a wrong way to where standard nurse, doctor, medical assistant, hospital scrub pants more than the millennial is wrong here. When someone tells you the way you wear your scrub pants during dental school is “scandalous” (slightly rolled down at the waist versus snug just under your rib cage) like a corset it might be added, someone has gone off the micromanagement deep end and needs to come back; since doubted we’re talking ‘rolled down’ enough to show your belly button, belly button ring, a tattoo on your lower back, remember the scrub top, not likely tied up in an effort to look sexy. This isn’t an episode of Locked Up, Orange is the New Black or a rap video al-a Nikki Minaj….But if employers have relaxed their dress codes, millennials presence in the workforce has resulted in a workplace balance, compromise why are at risk, poor, disadvantaged, youth, younger workers participating in second chance programs still on the receiving end of lectures—to have a prayer you must dress like this, you must go above and beyond to compensate less for your past, the gaps in your résumé, skills you need to learn as a less experienced worker and more to compensate for your race, African American, Latino? Why do these instructors think they’ll need a suit and tie for the type of technical labor they’re slated to be doing…No offense to the Target workers rooting for ‘their young man,’ the public crossing their fingers hoping he got the job, happy for him when an ABC news follow up announced he had, yet neither should the better dressed applicant be deemed a better potential employee than the person only able to afford, put together a business casual outfit applying, interviewing for a fast food, retail, even entry level clerical position merely based on that alone.. Further advice via entrepreneur.com to not skimp on the details including personal grooming tidbits like tidy hair and clean fingernails don’t clearly have a race or sex attached, in their sights; code still easily read, while I’m shaking your hand I’ll subtly scrutinize your fingernails either because you are African American and I want to see if you pass muster to be treated like a human being or your young, a millennial and I’ve heard all the unkempt things about your generation [cough] you, oh and don’t forget, because I can. We know where this is going; soon it will be mandatory manicured nails for both men and women to prove you pass the class centered hygiene test…Yet considering both laws like the one passed last week in Mississippi (not where I live thank god) allowing ‘what violates someone’s religious principles’ to dictate their business’ dress code, potentially forcing women to wear makeup and the hot off the presses new rules highlighted in stories like Rouf’s, I can easily see myself and those like me wrongly mistaken for lesbian, transgender trying to imitate K.D. Lang, criticized for the metro-sexual look or worse, accused of trying to pass myself off as male for job opportunities, career advancement; crap no one needs especially those actively, honestly seeking work… Fact, Mark Zuckerberg did do it in a hoodie just as much because the hoodie had become synonymous with him, his trademark as he had a budding product to sell to interested people; meanwhile we have a 300 jobs job gap in America slated to grow exponentially as baby boomers continue to retire and employers aren’t discussing how to get millennials to lose the flip flops as much as haggling with them over variations on business casual, get your priorities straight. Read More

Women Getting Thus Giving the Wrong Message

Current Trends by Natasha Sapp

Want to make things better for everyone across all walks of life, all sections of society, all workplaces, stop blaming gender pay gap disparities on women as failed negotiators instead of the negotiation payment structure itself… stop telling women to do it like a man, engage in the same brash decision making, demanding instant gratification type results. Stop making negotiation the cornerstone of how people get paid discounting skills, tangible measurements oriented evaluation…Stop setting women in management up to fail by handing them train wrecks and expecting miracles, firing them when they can’t deliver; end making them tokens in the management hierarchy only to use them as scapegoats for something already failing before they came aboard, exactly what happened in all the women CEO cases now causing second thoughts. Read More