Mayor Biskupski; “I will not do it at the expense of the people who live here.” In regards to working with new executive order.

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16406607_10206435392484228_8681774259957387806_n Thousands gather on the steps of the Utah Capitol to protest exec. order. –Photog Rachelle Fernandez

Thousands of Utahns showed up in mass numbers their message, “refugees are welcome here.” Those in attendance were born and raised in the US, some were refugees themselves, the protestors marched on the Utah Capitol this afternoon to protest, and stand in solidarity with those effect by President Trumps executive order. Among the attendees Mayor J. Biskupski came out in support of the rally. “It is my duty and honor to protect this beautiful legacy [immigration], and I will. –I can build a working relationship with the current administration back in D.C., but I will not do it at the expense of the people who live here,” said Mayor Biskupski this Saturday at the protest.

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Mayor Biskupski; “I will not do it at the expense of the people who live here.” In regards to working with new executive order.

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Thousands gather on the steps of the Utah Capitol to protest exec. order. –Photog Rachelle Fernandez

Thousands of Utahns showed up in mass numbers their message, “refugees are welcome here.” Those in attendance were born and raised in the US, some were refugees themselves, the protestors marched on the Utah Capitol this afternoon to protest, and stand in solidarity with those effect by President Trumps executive order. Among the attendees Mayor J. Biskupski came out in support of the rally. “It is my duty and honor to protect this beautiful legacy [immigration], and I will. –I can build a working relationship with the current administration back in D.C., but I will not do it at the expense of the people who live here,” said Mayor Biskupski this Saturday at the protest.

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Mayor Biskupski gives a speech in support of the rally. –Photog by Rachelle Fernandez

The executive order announced by President Trump on January 27, is a temporary ban on seven predominately Muslim countries. Some are calling it racists, “Fear is a very poor motivator, we need to reach out and be compassionate,” said one of the protesters who did not identify herself, “we are repeating stuff… and we know better.”

The real question is who’s policy is it anyway? A statement from President Trump;

My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.

What Happened to 94.9 The Vibe?

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I started an internship at Cumulus Media awhile back, I have had more fun at that job than any other in my 30 years of living on this planet. Radio personalities and DJ’s are like no other people you will ever meet. Sincere, caring, unique and their talent was completely under-rated.

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I went into work last weekend and was approached by one of the DJ’s that represented The Vibe, that’s when the news hit me, ( granted it was late news). This person told me that, without any notice the station changed over night to pop format. They weren’t given so much as a warning, nothing!
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Everyone on desk-jockey side (see what I did there ;), the higher ups, the promotions employees, they all knew this was coming down –except for 94.9’s DJ’s themselves. The person (my source) who I cannot reveal their name at this time was hurt, I could see it in their eyes, hurt that a station which was their lives work changed so quickly over night into another top 40 station.. Now why would the only classic hip hop station in Utah switch to pop? Now the only “rap” station around is U92. If I was a business owner, this wouldn’t make sense. Why give up the one only prominent hip hop FM stations in the state? After asking around (other DJ’s from other stations), I found out the ratings for 94.9 The Vibe were NOT doing good. Over the first few quarters great, then they just dropped, and never recovered. *I havent seen any evidence to support that claim*

94.9 The Vibes Facebook page blew up almost immediately, mostly with confusion and frustration. No press release, no explanation, no memo not even a Facebook post from Cumulus Salt Lake.

“Without handing everyone our playbook, I think listeners will feel very quickly the difference between POWER 94.9 and every other station in SALT LAKE CITY – and love what they hear.” -RICK VAUGHN Cumulus Salt Lake

Clearly there was a reason for the change, but who was in charge of the transition? The hispanic population is the fastest growing population in the US, not only that nearly 3,000 people of Tongan descent live in Salt Lake City alone (2011). Classic hip hop catered to these communities, now with a very large hole to fill who will step up to the plate? One things for sure U92 is reaping the benefits of being the ONLY hip-hop/rap station in Utah.

Hundreds gather at SLC INT’ Airport to rally against Pres. Trump executive order

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Saturday night at the Salt Lake international airport, was busier than usual. Hundred of protestors gathered in terminal two to demonstrate a fair immigration sit in. The rally is held after Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon, that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days.

“It’s completely counter [the executive order] to everything the US stands for,” said Kim Gabbitas the demonstration organizer, “its showing we are losing our faith in democracy.” Gabbitas and Hanna Morra (organizer of demonstration) stayed to the very end with a megaphone allowing participants to speak and share their thoughts on the immigration order.

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Sophia Hawes the first transgender candidate  for the Mayor of Midvale city was the only political (or somewhat political) figure in attendance,”I believe every voice needs to be heard, whether it’s muslim, native american…

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Hundreds gather at SLC INT’ Airport to rally against Pres. Trump executive order

Saturday night at the Salt Lake international airport, was busier than usual. Hundred of protestors gathered in terminal two to demonstrate a fair immigration sit in. The rally is held after Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon, that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days.

“It’s completely counter [the executive order] to everything the US stands for,” said Kim Gabbitas the demonstration organizer, “its showing we are losing our faith in democracy.” Gabbitas and Hanna Morra (organizer of demonstration) stayed to the very end with a megaphone allowing participants to speak and share their thoughts on the immigration order.

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Fair immigration sit in at SLC INT.

Sophia Hawes the first transgender candidate  for the Mayor of Midvale city was the only political (or somewhat political) figure in attendance,”I believe every voice needs to be heard, whether it’s muslim, native american, women [and] LGBT voices”. Hawes continued, “Are any of your elected officials here?” In which Hawes was correct, all Utah elected officials seemed to be MIA in this demonstration.

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Fast times at community college (high)

Fast times at community college and other disappointments of Utah’s education system
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Last tuesday I sat in my COMM 1010 class (a lower level class offered at SLCC) I am messing around on my computer, semi listening to one of my more favorable instructors. Art, a short ethnic older man who by the way is a total 60’s hippie. Last year my friend Colton and I were in Art’s COMM 1500 together and we would always joke in a class about how when class was over, Art probably goes home puts on some Janis Joplin and blazes a big ol’ fatty. Im in this class, because… well I had too and because I know Art he’s an easy-A, the type of classroom he runs is open discussion. But this is a 1010 class, its a general education class which means, these kids coming out of high school are too scared to speak up, and involve themselves in the open discussion that usually consists of just me and Art talking shit about Donald Trump…But I digress.

So whilst typing away as quietly as I could Art asks the class “why do you think cops are shooting unarmed black men?”

The class was quiet as usual, until a white 20-something millennial never-left-Utah, raised his hand and said, “well statistically, blacks commit more crime thats why they are shot”. ….Yes -welcome to community college.

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GTFOH with that bullshit!!

This is what I put up with, and I can only imagine how our black community feels in Utah. My ears didn’t believe what I heard, I mean I do have serious tinnitus compliments from the Corps. So most of the time I dismiss stupid shit or what I think is stupid shit because I don’t understand what they say anyway. It was only after class I walked up to Art said, “did he really say that or was he being sarcastic?”
“Yes, he really said that”
“Are you serious?”
“Yep and the entire class were nodding their heads agreeing with him”

From there me and Art when into our talks about how sheltered these Utah millennials really are, and how VERY unprepared they are for the REAL WORLD, I was at that age as well.

Why did he say that?
Does he really believe that?
Was the entire class really agreeing with him?
Well fuck there aren’t any black americans in this class so its possible…
I’ll bet he heard that from his parents…Wow his parents are d*ck wads!

These are the more censored thoughts going through my head. Before I left class I looked up such claims, and I couldn’t find a single thing proving what he said. In fact the only race based crime data base I could find that was actually A REAL SOURCE (not wiki or fox, or some white power movement site) was from the FBI in 2012.

The FBI actual collected and reported on what is called Table 43, on what races where committing what crimes and in how many numbers. The results will surprise you, no matter how opened minded you are.
Table 43 2012 (mind you it takes a very long time to create this type of study) showed this; Total crimes by white americans 6,502,919. The most out of any race, more than black americans which were only at 2,640,067.

So according to the FBI white americans are about 3x more likely to commit a crime than black americans. It took me .60 seconds to find this information on google, thats right I googled it! Now normally I don’t believe anything the government says, but these are hard numbers from the Uniform Crime Report, I mean if you can’t turn to this what can you turn too?

I was in a way in my I-told-you-so attitude, I ran to an empty classroom with a printer and printed these facts. Ready to literally throw the facts of life in his face. Until I stopped and realized….You cant get mad at a child for repeating a swear word because they obviously heard it from an adult. This kid like many Utah white males learn things from either;
A. Fox News -Once their “expert” said Birmingham England had “no go zones” if you are none muslim you simply don’t go there.

B. parents -This state is predominantly White and LDS (latter day saints), they follow a completely different bible. Out here they still believe you are going to hell if you are gay, if you masterbate, if you sleep naked or if you consume coffee….yes coffee 😦

C. Their friends -We tend to congregate with people that are similar to us, same morals, same belief system, same political system. So of course as I stated in B. this is a white morman state. Unfortunately other mormans aren’t as “cultured” as anyone else. Utahn’s live in a bubble, where they think all the other bad shit is happening everywhere else but here.

I say these things not because I hate mormans, every friend that I have made is either a practicing LDS member, or was. I say this because everyone that is not LDS seems to be afraid, I don’t know what it is, there’s like a Morman Mafia out here. But what can we expect from a state that placed 38th in the nation when it came to education.

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 11.38.00 PMWhat can I expect from a state that, spends less money per student than ANY other state. Is it really this young white privileged uneducated millennial’s fault? Or is it the failed schooling system that brought him up?
This fiscal year of 2016 the University of Utah, is budgeted for $10.8 million in ticket sales alone, but we can only cough up $6,206 per student each year. If only Utah was as passionate about education as we are BYU Vs. U of U we wouldn’t have kids running around in undergraduate school still believing black americans are animals. As for the kid….
I wanted to be mad at him, but looking at the bigger picture, I had to take a page from my Marine life and told myself, ‘I am not disappointed in you, I am disappointed in your Senior Drill Instructor’. For those of you that dont know what that means….dont worry you never will if you arent a jarhead.

I can cuss this kid out all day, I can even kick his ass (I bench 130 bro;), or I can educate him. Show him the unbiased facts while trying not to belittle him the way he just did an entire race, I can try to reach out and help him.

Who am I kidding….I should’ve kicked his ass. Well this is the start of a very LONG semester.