On my way to check my e-mails this morning I skimmed over the news updates on my yahoo server. There are about ten posts for the day, and this is supposed to be important news that the public can view. I was shocked to see that not one of the posts dealt with anything that is important. Four of them were about celebrities, who has the same hair-styles, pictures of who takes their kids to school, etc. Really!!!?? Is this important news? What has the world come to when people eagerly see who has the same hairstyles? Who cares!!?? There is urgent and important news out there, that people are just being sidelined from. For one – the rhino population in Africa. No one has a clue that there are only a few Northern White Rhinos left, all in captivity. They are the last of their kind and as they cannot breed with them, there is no hope for their survival. The same with other rhino species, no one knows that across Africa different breeds have already been extinct. The Black and White Rhinos of Southern Africa are being poached to beyond threatened status, the research shows that every 19 hours a rhino gets killed for its horn. Yes, it is that serious! Is this not important? Someone’s hairstyle is more important than the survival of a species? I am sickened by this – this is what the world has come to, and I am so ashamed…And to make matters worse – this is only one example. There are hundreds more, the atrocities taking place in the Congo as a result of malicious warlords, the war in the middle east, and so many others. Wake up world!! You are being lulled into a dangerous shadow of comfortable unknowing.