editorial. If you don’t agree with the views you should be welcomed anyway – learning is the same as the press

I rarely write editorials. So, here it goes. I am deeply disturbed by the Trump administration’s attempt to silence voices who question what may have been. We are living in a bubble of if it doesn’t agree with me then why should I care? I think this is dangerous and truely sad.
I go to college and I am with people who have different stories to tell. I have no knowledge of what it is like to live in the gettos or to live in a fansy mansion. I enjoy hearing these different stories because that is the true power of learning. If I stay with my own views on a subject then I will not learn anything. This is why I enjoy literary journals because they focus on the story of the marginalized. True growth is important. Learning and listening are the pillers of true growth, which also aids in experience. Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy, none with hand so inexorable draws the notice so sternly to his task, and forces him with an authority so resistless to its acquirement. It is by your instructions alone that man or woman can ever find a safe track through life’s wilds: without it, how they stumble, how they stray! ~Charlotte Brontë, “The Curates at Tea,” Shirley, 1849
This is what the press does. While I agree with the New York Times on issues I also realise that their are those who don’t. A wonderful debate is when you get those sides together and a deep constructive conversation comes out and we can find some learning grounds. Keeping the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Politico, The Daily Mail, and others out of the conversation says without saying it that you don’t care about beeing critical. Yes they hold you to the fire but perhaps it is necessary. I leave you with these quotes per quotegarden.com
Our democracy needs a robust press to hold our leaders accountable and cover the important issues facing our communities. The First Amendment belongs to all of us. ~Freepress.net

THE PRESS MUST BE FREE. It has always been so, and much evil has been corrected by it.- If Government finds itself annoyed by it, let it examine its own conduct, and it will find the cause,- let it amend it, and it will find the remedy. ~Thomas Erskine, 1792
Newspapers widen the sphere of our sympathies. They make their readers enter into the joys and sorrows of thousands of whom they would else know nothing, and for whom they would otherwise care nothing. But still, journalism is but in the initial stage of its development. As at present conducted, the world is not fairly represented by its newspapers. Life is something better than journals make it out to be. They are too much the records of the crimes that curse, and the casualties that afflict it –
the contests of litigants, and the strifes of politicians. Of the sweeter amenities of life the newspaper is far too silent. Therefore, newspapers should be read late in the day. To read the journals in the early morning, is to pollute the stream of the day at its source. ~Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904), “Newspapers,” Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, 1862
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You be the judge. #freedumofthepress a quick look at the first amendment

Earlier the White House told media outlets such as CNN and Buzzfeed that they were not aloud into the press briefing. Does this mean that by banning them the White House is going against the first amendment? You be the judge.
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The key word that I want to focus on isabridging.According to the dictionary to abridge something is 1. shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense. 2. curtail (rights or privileges).
So, you be the judge is the White House curtailing or rather – reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on – the Press? It is not my place to say but i would like to here your views.
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hollywood birthdays – February 24, 2017

Today’s Birthdays: Actor-singer Dominic Chianese (kee-uh-NAY’-see) is 86. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 85. Opera singer-director Renata Scotto is 83. Singer Joanie Sommers is 76. Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., is 75. Actor Barry Bostwick is 72. Actor Edward James Olmos is 70. Singer-writer-producer Rupert Holmes is 70. Rock singer-musician George Thorogood is 67. Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 66. Actress Helen Shaver is 66. News anchor Paula Zahn is 61. Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray is 61. Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 59. Actor Mark Moses is 59. Actress Beth Broderick is 58. Singer Michelle Shocked is 55. Movie director Todd Field is 53. Actor Billy Zane is 51. Actress Bonnie Somerville is 43. Jazz musician Jimmy Greene is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandon Brown (Mista) is 34. Rock musician Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) is 34. Actor Wilson Bethel is 33. Actor Alexander Koch is 29. Rapper-actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. is 26.

history fact – February 24, 2017

Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017. There are 310 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to British-mandated Palestine during World War II, sank in the Black Sea off Turkey after it was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine; all but one of the refugees on board perished.

Beat The Computer: for February 24, 2017

quiz]

1. Who was the first host of the Tonight Show?
Jonny Carson.
Gene Rayburn.
Steve Allen.
2. Facebook was founded in what year?
March 5, 2000
February 4, 2004.
May 4, 1999.
3. What is a fireplace damper?
It puts water on the fire to dampon it.
It is also known as the glass in front of the fireplace.
It stops smoke from going in to the house.