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A place to describe my life, politics and the environment

About the Blogger

Hello, my name is Taylor Beaury and I would like to personally welcome you to my WordPress blog. I am a twenty year old junior at SUNY Cortland and I am currently studying communication with a concentration in journalism. I started my education at Suffolk County Community College, but I decided after a year that commuting to college wasn’t for me.  I am especially interested in reporting about the environment and politics, but I am also interested in crime reporting. I believe that our world is constantly changing and to be able to know what’s going on at all times will be an excellent challenge that I’m ready for.

I grew up on Long Island along with three older siblings, Michael, Christine and Alyssa. I was an Irish dancer for fifteen years before I retired in August of 2016 and I loved to compete. As a child, I often wandered aimlessly around my neighborhood looking for things to do and new things to experience. I rarely ever wore shoes and I was frequently found watching the news at my own will. I found that every news station had its own way of reporting and that there were even humorous ways to express opinions and thoughts about the news. I clipped the cartoons out of Newsday and I stayed up late every Saturday night to watch Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live.  I think my love of writing and the constant need to know what’s going on in the world inspired me to be a journalist. Being able to report on what you love to learn more about is a dream come true.

The world is full of a lot of negative things, but I’m here to hopefully find a good balance of positive and negative journalism.

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Is World War Three Approaching Our Doorstep?

After America struck Syria with 59 missiles, it’s time to talk about our future with Syria and other current situations with the Middle East. Lately, our ties with the Middle East have been anything but promising and predictable. With President Trump in charge, anything can happen.
On April 6th, 2017, President Trump gave the O.K. for 59 missiles to be sent into Syria following the gas attacks that President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad ensued on his own people, killing 72 and injuring 500 more. Some Americans agree that this was the right thing to do to show the Syrian President that the United States doesn’t stand for the inhumane murders of innocent men, women and children. With that being said, this strike could cost our nation another war, killing more innocent men, women and children. Another threat to our country is Russia. Their ties to Syria make it difficult to mend the bad blood between the United States and them.
Recently, the news shed light on President Trump’s Syrian air strike calling it his “after dinner entertainment.” During the airstrike on April 6th 2017, Trump was in Florida hosting the President of China, Xi Jinping, and his wife. “Just as the dessert was being served, the president explained to Jinping he had something to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary to Trump said. “It was in lieu of after-dinner entertainment.” With that being said, is it possible that our country and Syria could spiral into a war? Is it possible that we are about to head into World War III? Is the United States able to take on both Russia and Syria?

In 2011, the Syrian war began and resulted in the displacement of over 11 million people. By 2015, the United States began to accept significantly more refugees than ever before thanks to former President Barrack Obama. From October 2011 to December 2016, our migration policy allowed for 18,007 refugees to come into the country. This is in comparison with Canada who took in over 40,000 refugees.
Trump’s view on taking in Syrian refugees has always been seen as inhumane. He often called them “Trojan Horses”. “We cannot let them into this country, period,” Trump said. “Our country has tremendous problems. We can’t have another problem.”
“Well I would hate to do it but it’s something you’re going to have to strongly consider,” he said. “Some of the absolute hatred is coming from these areas. … The hatred is incredible. It’s embedded. The hatred is beyond belief. The hatred is greater than anybody understands.”
Another good reason to be fearful of our nation’s future is because of the Muslim ban that took place in January. Seven countries are banned from coming into the U.S., and it’s because they either support Muslim people of the majority of their country is Muslim.
It’s hard to believe that our foreign affairs went from bad to worse in a matter of months, but preparing for the worst is the best thing our country can do right now.

Has the internet gone too far? An internet game in Russia continues to take lives at an alarming rate

Russian police officers have been investigating an ongoing occurrence of teenagers taking their lives due to an internet game called Blue Whale. This game has already claimed at least four lives since the recent discovery of it. The game’s rules are set by the ‘masters’ of the game and they include carving words into your arms, carving a whale into your skin and after the 50 day challenge is over, commit suicide.
In this day and age a lot of young adults and teenagers are extremely vulnerable to trends on the internet, so it’s important to not let this game go into the mainstream media. This game is especially dangerous to people who suffer from depression and anxiety.
The deaths from this game include 15 year old Yulia Konstantinova and 16 year old Veronika Volkova who fell to their deaths together off of an apartment building this past Sunday. Two teenage boys were detained and are being investigated after filming their horrible deaths. The pattern with these deaths are that they’re all young schoolgirls willing to complete the 50 day challenge.
The world needs more love and compassion. We don’t need trends to send us plummeting to our deaths just because everyone else is doing it. This world is much too sad and dangerous to be giving into something that determines our fate.
This game could be responsible for over 130 suicides throughout Russia. I believe that our entire human race needs to stop relying on the opinions of others and trending topics on social media before it’s too late and someone dies from it.

3 Tips for a Better Blog

When people first start writing blogs, they usually wonder what makes their blog worth reading. Many of them wonder what would make people want to read not one, but multiple pieces they’ve written.
Tip Number 1: Be original!
Having a blog with unoriginal content won’t help you stand out to readers. Make sure that when you’re writing, you’re writing from your own point of view. People like popular opinions, but if you stay true to yourself, you’ll have a blog worth following up on.

Tip Number 2: Write about what’s relevant in society
A lot of what makes a blog readable is how relevant it is to our society. If you’re going to blog about politics, make sure you’re getting up-to-date news from sources. News and trends change daily, so make sure you’re on top of getting the right updates.

Tip Number 3: Make sure you’re grammatically and politically correct
Nothing is more of a turn-off for readers when the writer of the blog doesn’t edit their work to make sure it’s free of grammatical errors, and readers DEFINITELY don’t want to read a blog that isn’t using politically correct words.

Using these tips can help improve your blog and your writing skills.

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