Anything you can do, I can do better

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I can shoot a gun and hit the bull’s-eye just about every time. I can fix my car’s flat tire. I can go into detail about a 66’ Ford Mustang Fastback and how it debuted with moderate trim changes, which included a new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers and gas cap. I can talk extensively about classic rock bands and how they began. Don’t get me started on AC/DC, this could easily become an article about them. Yet, I can’t get paid the same amount of money at the exact same job as a man. I’m not considered equal as a man.

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Surplus giraffe dissected in front of families

AP Photo/POLFOTO, Peter Hove Olesen

AP Photo/POLFOTO, Peter Hove Olesen

The gruesome event happened in Copenhagen. Marius, a two-year-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt pistol and then had an autopsy performed on him in front of visitors including those with families. When I first read about the event I was ashamed and shocked.

Ashamed that the zoo wouldn’t allow the giraffe to be placed in one of the other zoos that offered to take Marius and wouldn’t take the $50,000, offered by an anonymous individual, to stop the killing, all because of the potential threat of inbreeding.

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There’s a cannibal named ‘Mad Dog’ that eats Muslims

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I first saw the story on RYOT’s instagram and was appaled just by seeing the words “This is the face of a cannibal.” These words were accompanied by a photo of half of Mad Dog’s stoic face.

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Here or far, wherever it is it’s still a challenge

President Obama visits Iraq, addresses service members and government employees

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The biggest challenge facing the president today is national security both a far and here in America. Think about it.

In the past year, there have been more stories on gun violence in America than in 2011. The shooting at the midnight screening of “Batman” was a particularly gruesome one.

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