After viewing what money can buy during the Super Bowl halftime show (and the Super Bowl proper), I thought I would do a relevant comparison of some topics brought to light in between the shit-commericals, mediocre football game, and closely guarded non-nipple slip action shots.
What I saw, and didn’t see, made me think. I thought about tigers (wild animals) and how they had been neglected, and even endangered. They were exploited further here, in the midst of the most important game in the world (not factually sound), led out in the middle of a packed stadium, shackled and chained to a fleeting pop star, Katy Perry.
What I learned from this little research project might not shock you at all. In fact, it may be boring as hell (if not astonishing -in relation to our wastefulness and neglect for wildlife). But at least I thought about endangered species, specifically tigers. What did you do tonight? Here is the evidence for you to assess:
“That Super Bowl halftime show? Pop star Katy Perry won’t pay to play the Super Bowl this year – and she won’t be paid either. The NFL will, however, pick up the tab for the cost of producing the show, thought to be in the millions.”
–Forbes-Salaries, Ads & Security: What’s The Real Cost Of Super Bowl XLIX?
“Tiger range countries are already devoting considerable resources to wildlife conservation and some are planning to do even more. Total incremental costs to achieve the goal of doubling wild tiger populations are currently being estimated but are likely in the range of $100-200 million per year to be financed from national and international sources.”
–Bagheera An Education Website About Endangered Species and the Efforts to Save Them
Save the tigers, stop allowing subpar pop stars to straddle them for the whole world to see. Start today, it’s your play call.
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MPR News: Rethinking the use of solitary confinement
For social purposes I agree with rethinking solitary confinement. One of the reasons I believe this is a move for progress- I mean actually, people are talking about it, and these inmates lack a voice; they sit behind walls, waiting for change- is because one cannot be subjected to long-term isolation without suffering grave mental affects.
Human beings are social creatures, not allowing a natural behavior such as communication to transpire only makes the subject worse off. Locking someone in a room for a long period of time makes it incredibly hard for that subject to be assimilated back into society, safely, sans adverse reaction.
I am for progressive corrections, bettering the lifestyles of those behind bars in hopes that they are rehabilitated, and can, one day, be a contributing member of the community. It seems a waste of time, money, and resources to just allow those in correctional facilities to rot.
We pay for these institutions, and the services they provide, it comes from American tax dollars. This is money that could be spent on health care and education, respectively.
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