Sunday, January 31, 2010
I have recently read an article called Obama: Yup, We're at War in Pakistan which was stating that our country was soon to rage war with Pakistan. This is said to be a terrible idea by many people considering the fact that the reason to go there is not as valid as they wish. Obama wants to invade Pakistan because he believes that we need to eliminate the terrorist group, Al Qaeda. The group is happening to be in Pakistan right now but they have made it very known to us that they have nucular weapons and they will not hesitate to use them. If we invade that may be just the thing to set off the terrorist group. They may have caused 9/11 but we have been in Iraq and Afgahnistan for about 9 years and already eliminated a large precent of the group. They aren't bothering us anymore in Pakistan. Don't you think that destroying 2 countries is enough? The president of the United States doesn't.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The men and women in uniform have been denied insurance; this means that the people who are protecting our country are not getting the respect they deserve. The problem is that some Veterans are making enough money to not qualify for VHA (Veterans Health Administration) but are also not making quite enough for insurance. The men and women who protect our country have no insurance which they deserve to have for free some say. If they put their life in danger just to protect our country they deserve free health care many say. However, there are those that do have free VHA but there is still a major problem. This problem is that the VHA has a lot of members, (almost all of the military) and no matter the condition; one will probably be put on a waiting list to get treatment for the issue. Someone could have a chronic condition but they may have to wait for a very long time. But, it gets worse. Upon disease, or acceptance, this person will receive inadequate care from an understaffed facility.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Dr. Warschuaer thinks that we do not need computers in schools. I think that computers are a great tool for us students. They have helped us all as for some of us have poor handwriting and if we can type up our work, that eliminates the whole issue of poor handwriting. Saving work, we can save work and if we misplace or lose that work, we can easily pull it right back up and reprint it! Many say laptops are not needed in school but I think they must be used to help us with our learning.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Moving into the new year of 2010, the US military, mainly the US Army, has changed it's benefits of which you recieve and the Basic Pay. The congress have approved a military pay raise. Which has nw taken affect and is good because the military has been seen as a low paying occupation but it now is not. the pay grade of an E-7 (Sgt First Class) can make up to $3,250.50 and that is NOT including benefits. If you live on post as an E-7 you have your heating, morgage, elecricity, all of that, already paid for monthly. Everything is paid for. Even your food and clothing. So, this means that that $3,250.50 is pocket money. Just money for anything. And that doesn't even include your monthly bounuses you may recieve. Soldiers are now being paid much better which can help with getting new recruits. Soldiers are no longer seen as low income. They are now treated how they deserve
Monday, January 18, 2010
There is an issue today, it is health care; and I read an article called What's wrong with America's Health Care and this states "Of the 47 million Americans without health insurance, 8.7 million are children. " This makes you think, What if this happened to our children? the children of today are what is going to carry on this society later once the current carriers are soon out of the picture, gone. Bono, the lead vocals from U2 said in his song, "Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls 'Cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard" This is saying that the newest generation is what will be controlling the world later into the future. If a child was to get hurt and had no insurance, they may get a worse problem, and not make it. 8.7 million is more than enough to make a change. And we need to let them make that change.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The internet is a powerful tool to explain thought, get news of other things, and communicate. Many have read things that may have changed their mind on a subject. I know I have. The way the internet can change they way you feel about one thing is by the fact that there are so many other things out there as it is. You may read one thing an then read another that seems like it may have more truth in it. You don't to much research on the source it came from and there ya go, you changed your mind that easily.