Thursday, November 20, 2008


Although i disagree with this interpretation of freshman, most freshman are viewed as scared and intimidated by high school. I had two freshman buddies, a boy and a girl. Both freshman seemed shy and unaware of the situation. They were already enrolled in some of the schools activities and both seemed to really like the school. Personally, i find this beneficial to the freshman because they have another voice to look up to when making decisions in high school. It's good to have advice even though you might not take it but it makes me feel good that i'm helping out in guiding the freshman. The freshman opened up throughout the conversation saying how they feel and they both had a good mind set. The unfortunate thing about this is that some seniors can influence freshman in a negative way because i remember as a freshman, there were a lot of seniors guiding me in the wrong direction but i was smart enough to know what was right and wrong.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

green or not to green

John mcCain strongly beleives in depending less on foreign oil and expanding domestic ezploration.He argues that we have trillions of dollars of oil and gas reserves in th U.S, there is no reason why we should spend thta money on foreign countries.Mccain strongly believes his claen car challenge will prosper by giving a $5,000 tax credit to each customer that buys into a zero carbon emission car.He strongly engourages saving the environment and going green by investing in alternative sources of energy.-amrah

To Green or not to Green: McCain

Going green means putting environment and our future before any other issues. It is often not enough to just "care", action is imperative. It's not enough just saying it, but actually doing things that will improve our quality of life and our future. Lately, it has become somewaht of a fad to be "green" and wear shirts that have messages supporting the environment. IN reality, however, our government is doing very little to make some progress on this issue.

John McCain promises to establish a system that will curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobiliz innovative technologies and strengthen the economy. His primary goal is to introduce the "Cap and Trade Policy", in which he will set limits on greenhouse gas emissions and also encourgae the development of "low-cost compiance options". This mechanism will set a limit on greenhouse gas emissions and allow entities to buy and sell rights to emit. This mechanism allows market to decide and encourage the lowest-cost compliance options.

I do not agree with John McCain's Climate Change views. On his websitee, he doesn't really seem to care at all about the environment as much as he does about the economy. Everything he proposes is somehow connected to saving money for big companies, which he is known for. He doesn't stress exactly what we will do to protect our environment, which is suspicious. I don't think his plan will work because it doesn't put climate change before other issues. McCain also seems very vague in his plans, at least from my point of view.

Yuliya Kozachenko

To Green or not to Green- Obama

"To Green or not to Green"- a phrase to decision whether to preserve nature or to take advantage of nature; to decrease the chances of global warming or to leave it as it is. To green- is to reduce the use of fuels to save earth and our future generations. Not to green- to continue what we as people are doing and ignore the environmental issue.

Obama's plan is to go green, he believes that businesses should use advanced coal fuels instead of fossil fuels. Obama plans to use hybrid cars and use fuel- efficient cars. The cars we use and the fuel we use should be considered. Also Obama believes the reduction of oil usage would help the economy and help people with job search. I believe it would work because people rather drive than use public transportation because its more rapid.

Mary Li

to green or not to gren

Barack Obama views on the environment.

senator Obama plans to provide help fpr struggling famillies at the gas pump. He wants to help create 5 million new jobs by investing 150 billions in the next 10 years. He want in ten years to reduce the amount of oil we import from the middle East and Venezuela.

Jonathan c. Etienne

"To Green or not to Green"

Obama's Views on Going Green

Barack Obama supports the whole idea on going green and helping the environment rather than just focusing on the economic issues. Obama wants to build a clean energy future by creating five million new jobs and investing $150 billion as the effort to build a better tomorrow. Oil is a big conflict within the entire world and Obama plans to save more oil than we import. Another idea that Obama has to help build a cleaner future is to put 1 million Plug-in-Hybrid cars on the road by 2015 that are build here in America. "We are committed to getting at least 25 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025". Obama wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Aside from all the money that has been lost, Obama plants to help the country in every possible way. The "going green" issue is a big issue because what does it matter to have all the money and wealth when the earth is at stake and we could possibly die? Obama fills every aspect of the presidential position because he is targeting every possible issue that needs to be fixed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama's view on Poverty

"There are over 37 million poor Americans." Poverty is an important issue in the society because the more poverty, the less healthy children. Although there are help for homeless and the ability to less poverty, poverty still exist which includes an increase in poverty. People are unable to support their families even if both parents work; the money goes to rent, tax, bills, and daily meals. Therefore, Obama plans to raise minimum wages to $9.50 by 2011 in order to help the families' budget. Also Obama plans to help lower and middle- class families with taxes. He plans a "$500 Making Work Pay" tax credit to reduce the amount of payment. And for seniors that makes under $50,000 per year would not have to pay for taxes. To help the seniors get around the seasons and not having to worry about starvation.
I believe Obama's idea is fair and would help solve poverty issues. However, would it be sufficient? Because there is already a large variety of poor Americans and who would help them? Especially with the economis crisis, mor people are losing jobs and product prices are increasing rapidly. More and more people are saving money rather than spending even if there is a sale. Also the plan might attract schemes thus to get money from federal government and pay less tax by faking income salaries and making false documentaries.

Mary Li