KrIsTiN40 here, reporting to you right after the Media Hour
on January 22. Today's topic was Homeland Security. As always, the seats were
packed, and MediaWiz was exactly on time. (Thanks for that ;-) Everybody had
something to say, and all views were right -- in my opinion, anyway.
We started out by talking about the Patriot Act. We discussed
the pros and cons of it, never coming out with a complete answer on whether
it is a good thing.
Next we talked about terrorists. MediaWiz explained to us that
there are two kinds of terrorists, domestic and international. Domestics are
terrorists who are natives of the country that they attack. Internationals are
from outside the country or countries they attack.
The group was split again, this time over which kind of terrorist
we were more worried about.
We also talked about 9/11, the war in Iraq, and Osama bin Laden.
Many people were absolutely shocked to learn that the U.S. invested time and
money in training Osama bin Laden many years ago, to fight against the Soviet
Union, which ruled Afghanistan at the time.
We also talked about innocent people getting searched without
evidence, and whether it was worth the risk of innocent people going to jail.
All in all, this was a very controversial Media Hour, the most
exciting I've been to! Finally, Media Hour invited a few lucky Whyvillians on
stage to end the discussion.
I'm off to go get ready for the 2-3 feet of snow coming my
way! Hope you all are staying safe and involved.
Your loyal Whyvillian,