Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Social Awareness 4

1)Media/Newa Immersion: Newspaper articles: Animal Abuse And Neglet

              This article is about Anmial abuse and neglet. For one i dissaprrove of this, the video that was there of and example which shows neglet of these horese that live on a farm was horrifing. I was nearly in tears. The article says that these horses have been living in horribble conditions. No grass to feed on, u can find the remains of dead horses laying aroung, the dont have a proper place to stay. Which is why these people came to help this issue. They brought vets to come help and care for the horeses, the dieses and conditions they were in were basically deadly.Neglect is not giving an animal the right food, water, shelter or vet care.
The articles says that all U.S. states have animal cruelty laws, and 47 states treat some forms of abuse as felonies. Farmers and researchers can do cruel things to animals that other people can't do legally, but all states have some protection for pets like dogs and cats.

Social Awareness 3

1)Media/Newa Immersion: Newspaper articles:   Joe Miller’s Confusing, Contradictory Position on Gay Marriage
               Well this article is based on what Alaskan GOP senate candidate Joe miller had said on the issue of agy rights.he said, quote" i think it's important that we reconize that there are different approaches to different values, and i think that it;s best for the states to be able to make thoes decisions."there was also a video that wen twith this article which u can watch down below, and i thought that what he said was a lie. Because yea hes saying all of this but yet still in Alaska they banned gay marriges.He was really into letting the states deal with this issue on thier own.Then after he said alll that later on he said that he'd vote for a contitutional amendment banning gay marriage everywhere.On the one hand, Miller says "let states decide" and on the other hand, he wants the Federal government to amend the constitution to prohibit states from deciding.Like WTF is that about. First you say its all on the people itdoesnt effect you really, now you say that your going to ban gay marriages?? He made this so confusing for most eople.He may even decide it should be up to each parish of each religeon to decide on blessings for gay marriage.Either way, Americans don't like politicans who flip flop.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Social Awareness 2

1)Media/Newa Immersion: Newspaper articles: President Obama has appointed a record number of gays to his administration, data shows

        Well this article talks about How president Obama hasn't been moving fast to end the mititery's "Don't ask.Don't tell" policy. But alot of people have notice that he has appointed aloyt of openly gays officals since his election. A spokesmen from the White House says that Obama has placed about 150 gay men and women in alot of  posts in his administration..For weeks he has been criticized by the gay community for not doing alot more to help abolish the rule prohibiting gays from serving openly in the army forces.Well the gay people of NYC seem encouraged at the progress president obama had made in only his two years in office.In the article a White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Obama is proud of his appointment of officials from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) community. "This number will only continue to grow."
     This article impressed me alot. I like how Obama improved the gay community, and gave the Gay people of NYC more courage and faith. I will hope that this process will contuine and that gays will be ablle to particapate in the war like they ask to have more openly gays particate in the war. I would like to help make some of these suggestions come true and that we can have gay americans fell like everyone else. Wouldnt you??

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Social Awareness

   1) Media/ News Immersion: News paper article on: New York City suffers frightening 15%   jump in homicides as murder makes deadly comeback
       Well the article is mostly about how in the past year the cities murder rates have gone up 15%
Which is not good at all. tHE NYCD has recored about 437 murders since the passing sunday compared to the 382 murders whe had last year.NYPD recorded 437 murders as of Sunday, compared with 382 in the same period last year.The article tells us about  some places that murder rates have really shot up over the year.Areas like East Harlem and Crown Hieghts has had a big percentage of murder rate growth.
In East Harlem's 25th Precinct, murders rose 400%, with 10 slayings this year compared with two at this time last year.The article also talks  about  the differnent crimes and things that are also happening in the city.   

      Well to tell you the truth i blame the police. Maybe they arent doing their jobs good enough. We the people of NYC should be able to fell safeliving here. The police are our protectors we should be able to walk the streets of New York City without any fear or rape, being shot or mugged , harassed, and act of violence.I think we shold have a better police system where the police will act  for our safety. This is rediculas, mother are afriad to send children to scholl by them self, our senior citzen have to think twice wheen talkin a stroll down there block, and chilling at night is dangerous for us to do to. This is a serious issue that needs to be fixed immeaditly. I didnt even know that the crime/mureders in NYC where this bad and terrible i wonder how the goverment will sork to fix this issue.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Final aprreciation

     I remember when I was younger about age 7. I used to be the kid who didn't enjoy book, I always put aside reading. I'm that type of person who judges a book by its cover, which I learned when I got older that u cant always judge a book by its cover. That the same exact thing I did when I saw the book Stuart little. I was in school one day searching for a book, when a classmate suggested that i read the book they just finished Stuart little By E.B White. I searched the cover and read the mini paragraph at the back of the book but it didn't seem that interesting.
    But that kid annoyed me so much just to read a book that they thought was amazing. I had two choices read the book or slap the color right out of this kid. I did the smart thing and took the book just to try it out. At first i skipped a lot of pages and didn't really pay a lot of attention to the book until i got to the middle and things seemed to be getting interesting. When i finally finished the book i was dazed oh how amazing it was it was actually good. I regret the i skipped any pages an i must of had missed a lot of important details and facts. But at least i learned that i should never judge a book by its cover and to at least give a book a chance.
      Well in the book Stuart Little By E.B White the book is basically about a mouse that is born into a human family that lives in the big city, New York. The book talks about the big adventure Stuart he goes on after he meets a bird named Margalo. Margalo enters the Little's family as a guest after Mrs. Little found her injured and took her in for care. In that time Stuart developed feelings for Margalo, But when Margalo's life was in danger so she left without saying goodbye leaving Stuart crushed and heartbroken. That when he decides to go on a journey to find Margalo and he leaves hos family behind without any goodbyes, just like Margalo had done to him.Durning the journey he meets a girl of his size and proprtions, but things dont work out since his mind is on margalo.Stuart has a very intresting personality for his size. Hes educated(at only three years old), mature, physically and emotionally fit and has a clear understanding of the world around him.Although the book ended without Stuart being able to find Margalo or returning back to his family, it was still a great book. Especially for the age that i read it at it appealed to me mostly for the fact that their were talking animals and a cool journey.
     I appreciated  Stuart little because it proved that u cant just judge a book by its cover. And taught me to never do that again. My second time reading the book i appreciated that Stuart little doesn't only appeal to kids. It has a strong interest to most adults. It may seem like a child's book but Stuart little has alot of deeper meaning between the lines that if you read carefully you will catch them.But even though i appreciated some things about the book. I  have to say that i didn't like some things about the book like the ending and how the Stuart doesn't make any meaningful connections with anyone in the book. Maybe a small connection with Margalo but i only see her as a symbol in the story.
      Maybe  you will think differently. So read the book and tell me what you think and how you feel about it yourself. You'll never know you might like something i didn't like or see something i didn't notice.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mother to son response

This The:
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
     Well after reading this poem for the first tme i noticed how the poem was structured and how the poem is written from the mother point of view to her son but Langston Hughes writes it, this got me thinking maybe the mother could'nt write? Since back then most blacks didnt know how to read or write. Or mabye she wanted Langston to put what shes saying to her son in poetic words?I also noticed how the poem sounds like it was written by a black person who lived back then.Even though i would appreciate better poetic words it was a good peom to read. The meaning goes deep between the lines and has a strong, hard  hitting sound to it.Well the poem shows the love and concern of a mother that she had for her son by the wisdom she imparts on him through the example of her own life, a climb up a staircase. She tells him how hard life is and comepares her life to a staircase always trying to reach to the next level, not to turn back down but to move ahead.the peom is trying to tell us that life is not just something you can walk through with ease, It is a long and hard journey.