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February 25, 2017

Passengers: 30 years later...

Warning - This review contains some spoilers ⚠️ 

February 22, 2017

Blogger Recognition Award

Not so long ago I was looking though my e-mails and somebody left a comment saying I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award - my first one! I am so happy since I have worked so hard on my blog to be recognised for this. If you want to be recognised for your hard work, please read on.


February 01, 2017

Trump: Make America Safe Again?

President Trump insists the executive order he put in place to ban Muslims from entering the US is not aimed at religion or race, but at terrorism and the bid to reduce it.
It seems strange a man who took away background checks from people obtaining guns, wants to reduce the threat of terrorism by banning a certain religion when according to a report by Snopes.com in 2016, more Americans were killed by being shot by another American, including toddlers than terrorists themselves.

So, is the ban actually making a difference in the US, or is Trump just taking his presidency powers a little too far and not introducing the necessary steps to make America safe?
In 2015, Trump said he wanted a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” but the ban, which has now been temporarily blocked by a US federal judge, targets Muslim majority countries. These include: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. But in an interview with ABC News, Press Secretary Sean Spicer justified it as he listed some attacks on American soil, yet none of the acts were committed by immigrants from the countries listed.

One of the most recent attacks was the Orlando Nightclub shooting. The gunman who pledged allegiance to so-called ISIS killed 50 people. Omar Mateen, 29, was a US citizen of Afghan heritage, not from any of the countries listed. Why did the US House of Representatives feel the need to ease background checks on those wanting to obtain guns, including those with mental health issues? Mateen reportedly has mental health issues. He was questioned by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was later found to be of no threat to the public. Clearly, this was not the case.

In an interview with the BBC, former President Obama said one of his biggest disappointments as President was not being able to do enough with gun control and that it was “distressing” how little progress had been made, despite many “repeated mass killings”.
Trump clearly has concerns with Muslims, and when six people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec, the Canadian PM said it was a “terrorist attack on Muslims”. Shockingly, President Trump didn’t mention a word of it in a speech, nor on social media.

Just as terrorism and keeping out Muslims was a key part of his campaign, so too was the wall. He insists Mexico will reimburse them, yet Mexico refusing to is hardly surprising considering the total cost will reportedly be around $20 billion. For that price, America could spend it on 1,500 schools, send more than 300.000 veterans to college and essentially do more for education. Their relationship with Mexico is already like stepping on egg-shells now that he is president, to force them to pay for a wall would destroy them. Experts even say America spends more than $6 billion on border control every year and this doesn’t include the wall.

It seems that Trump and his team are more interested in ideas for publicity rather than thinking logically what will actually work. Over time, America will become less safe unless more is done about gun control. Trump may be dealing with immigration but statistics show, that’s not what he should be worried about.

This article is not set out to hurt anyone or any company. It is also not intended to be defamatory. All opinions expressed are my own where stated. Below are the sources I used in order to retrieve this information. Thank you.

ABC News Interviews found on YouTube
Snopes.com – Report/statistics on gun control


News in general being covered in the newspapers, online and on TV
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