Friday, December 6, 2013

Challenge: Update

We have to be one of a kind
About my challenge
Never give up, like ever!
          I have currently reached the end of my challenge and discovered that it was not that hard. My challenge was stop littering and maintain my vegetarian behaviors. All of which I have successfully acomplished. I am currently a vegetarian and have been that way for some years. I have also tried not to litter. My challenge was something doable and something I thought was easy. I am already fit and I already get good grades so I thought that would be redundant. Instead I am happy I chose to do this one, because it is easy and has shown me what I can do to affect the Earth. My teachers have aslo helped by showing me materials that promote being conscious, of your environment and your views. My challenge was easy, but I may find it harder later on as I add to it and see how it affects my future self. I do not think that being a vegetarian will be hard, as I do not like eating someone elses carcass that was "preserved". And I also am finding it easier to be more green. My next semester will be more green now that found out that I can e-mail some of my teachers assignments and I do not have to print up every little document. The review for this challenge is good, and I am sure that it will go better as time progresses. I think that is all I have to post for now, there were really no highlights of this challenge except the first post I did about it, which the post was pretty simple and small. I have gotten better at blogging and have even helped others set one up. So that pretty much all for now.

Next Semester and now

This semester
          As I think about this semester I realize that it was really successful. Even though it not already over, I am in the process of doing my finals. I think that at the beginning it was really hard, because I not understand how things worked and I struggled because the school structure was something that I have never encountered before in my life. The first paper I wrote was kind of bad due to the fact that I did not fully read the information, and I struggled to find that happy balance between school and home life. I think that if I had of been more prepared I would have gotten a higher A, but a A is a A, there is really no difference between a 98 and a 91. I think I did well in the fact that I have tried hard and did all extra credit. I do not know my final grade but their is noway I am going to get less that a B, but I am pretty sure that I will get a A in all courses. Even though this semester wasa pretty good I am sure that next semester will be 10 times better. I taking the same course load and harder courses, but the balance I have found and now that I know what I dealing with I am ten times sure that I will duplicate the success that I have found in this semester. I have to get a move on though, spring registration has already started and I am suppose to attend for that semester as well. I am excited to continue and get done as soon as possible. I want to start new courses and do better on them, to increase my chances of scholarship and to prepare myself for my career in and out of college. I am not sure what courses I will have to take next year, but I hope that I find a enjoyable course, like I done this year. I found out that chemistry was very interesting and have decided to pursue higher degrees in it later on. This semester was really good and I plan on utilizing extra credit next year as well. Extra credit even though I did not really need it, was a happy sight for me. I was very hapopy to improve my grades and this extra credit acts like a buffer between me and bad grades. So I think thats all about ny grades until finals come in and I start new courses.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Money #1

                                               Currency: The basis of a kingdom

Money is the bases of world trade. While there are several types of money, it all means the same thing. It is all used for all the same thing, to trade for goods. Since the dawn of humanity people have used money to buy things that they find of use to them. They have bought things such as animals, play stations  food and even clothing. And what is bought is as diverse as the currency that is used people use things like cowry shells, salt,  silver and gold to buy what they find or think is neccesary for their survival. But people usually give little thought to the value of money, it's origination or what it is going to be in the future. In the past, items that were rare in your area of living were acquired from someone else home for something that was rare to them. Like fish if you were landlocked you would get sea foods from someone that needed food from your place of living. But as money evolved it turned into hard metal circular objects that in my opinion are very confusing and not very practical. I mean what are you supposed to do with little circular metal coins that you cannot ea or do basically anything with except trade for goods. The coins also have little value, they are made useless metals. Not only is most money made out of useless metals, some of the metals are made of "precious" metals, called precious because they are real rare. This is very baffling and backwards, you have circular metal objects called coins that you back with more circular objects made of "precious" metals and then you expect your economy to be fine. How is your money worth anything if you have nothing of value in stock. One thing that did occur in the past was that people always did have something of value in stock. Always something of use that everyone could use, and some useless stuff, but they always something of value. Cowry shells, salt, ivory, and silks, thees riches are what kingdoms were built on. Now people have circular metal objects that they think is turn their kingdom into a really great one. Wrong, while some kingdoms in the past had some metal(useless) currency they always had trade and barter systems that is the reason why some of them had long times when they possessed power over little nations. In my opinion it takes a good currency to turn a nation into a kingdom and it is not going to happen by having useful currency. People have to know you are financially better that them, that is why in the past many people would send riches from their homes to other nations that they were trying to impress. They would show how their citizens were spending currency that had high value, if the value was low this showed that the place did not care for their citizens or the place was poor. By not having useful currency I think that places are showing that they care nothing for themselves and nothing for their economy. Look at this if people go into need, will they want a chicken or eggs or some coins. While it depends on the type of need they are in it is simple that if they are will at least need the chickens or eggs. Especially since money loses more and more of its value as the time goes on. What will buy something today, in the near future the price will go up and that will no longer will be able to bought with that type of money. We have to realize the price of things and see that not all currency is a good one. While I do not think I know everything I am at least entitled to my opinions. And my opinion states that I do not think that I do not think that the current currency is a sustainable one. We have to look for sustainable economies and resources that can build a kingdom. That means we must find a currency that will never lose value in any situation, economic or otherwise live in a bankrupt system.


December is here

                                                    The beginning of the end of the year

Wintertime activities.
I never gave mine hats though
No winter, means really fake hockey.
          It is currently December, which is if nobody knows is the beginning of the year of the year. December is the last month of the year and is suppose to be one of the coldest. Sadly December is no longer that cold it has gotten warmer in recent years, and because of it the beautiful snow that lit it up at the end of the year has disappeared. Instead all is left is muddy tracks and some cold days. Still even though this winter light has begun to cease to light up the world with its beauty and majestic power, the world continues to dance and party during their festivities without recognizing the change of this marvelous world. I really do hope this year that there is a beautiful snow and the characteristic coldness alights upon our side of the earth. I hope that we are again graced by its beauty. Winter time is a time for realizing the change of the world and its affect on us. While I know that many people die during this time, this time was given to us by the earth and we cannot go changing the world, without changing its nature. I do not want to appear cold, but if the world is changed from its original state, humans and animals will both lose some of their habitats and some will even die. Imagine growing up in a world flooded with water, with polar bears seeing as they all drowned. Children will never know the fun of making snowmen and snow forts. But while I think that humans are hurting the Earth, I really do doubt that humans will destroy the earth though. I really think that the earth is going to heal itself with or without us. And by without us I mean that we will push ourselves to extinction and the earth may never again experience human life. Why? Because we discounted the powerlessness of this one cold bitter season. No matter how cold it is, I think it is awesome. It is a time for fun in the new environment it affords us, snow. Snow and also ice, both these elements can be used to create forts, snowballs, and snow men. Many sports like the winter Olympics would never happen outside of artificial environments like refrigerated rooms. Are we as humans ready to let go of hockey, ice skating and snow boarding? If we are not, then fight for it. We need this place for our children and for ourselves to enjoy this place together. Take a vacation in the equator if you do not want to stay in cold environments. As for everyone else, grab a parka and a pair of boots. This is the world we live in, so we all need to get with it and save our planet. We need to recycle and stop polluting. All this pollution is mostly , just us going against our nature. Every-time I recycle or eat a vegetarian meal I think about what I might be saving. Something like a snowmen, a baby cow or a chicken or maybe some birds habitat(paper). But whatever we save we have to be sure that we are mindful. This land will soon be covered in a blanket of white snow and when and if it is think of how dear it is to you. For me I love it like I love myself.
Sledding is really fun, do not
deprive your kids.
They can go compete professionally
if we keep the Earth straight.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Interpretation of a inconvenient truth

This happens every day;unnatural
                   The basis of this movie was to convince you that global warming is real. However this movie does not describe whether it is it real in a straight forward manner. Al Gore dances around the subject, and tells stories instead of getting to the point. His subjectivity of a subject that is highly objective, shows you that he is biased. Instead of showing the pros and the cons, he shows you a lot of nature photos and wants you to associate his message with nature. I think that his message is very persuasive and
his efforts to portray himself as humble, leads to him appearing untruthful.  He compares and contrasts a lot, I think as a persuasive device. He also makes parts of the movie very emotional and then transitions into solemnness which takes his viewers on a emotional roller-coaster. One way he does this is by telling of the person he knew that died, this person only relates to Global Warming in a round about way.He tries to gain the support of his audience by telling facts with a lot of evidence to back him up, while this gains our confidence in him, he also dances around the topic and tells stories instead of getting to the point which drops the audiences defenses. Al Gore also attempts to portray himself as humble and caring, as he tells stories and shows

pictures of himself in his youth and tries to associate himself as a caring individual and nature oriented. Also, I think to confuse his audience he tells evidence repeatedly. And while he has a lot of diagrams and photos, he never actually comes to a point and tells what has to be done so that global warming can be fixed. He also never directly insults his audience by saying that they are the ones that are doing the pollution and therefore  bear the blame for the global warming, which makes me come to the conclusion that this was a way to run for some office. Al Gore, also, never really smiles inside of his intro , he maintains a somber expression while laying down the facts to his audience. While he does dramatize his facts, I do partially agree with him about Global Warming. I think Global Warming is going on and I and everyone needs to take a stand against it in order to keep this world ready for our children.Some facts can be strained out of this movie to help people understand Global Warming.This world is going to drown unless we stop pollution. We have to recycle and stop dirty energy. Movies tell of the ocean level rising, and it is good learn from dramatized politicians and sci-fi movies what facts we can to better ours and the next generations lives.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Influential Social Media Greats

                                                                              Social Media Greats

         My list are based on people and objects that I feel made a change and differences in the world. I try to stay accurate. These list are only official to me and some times the list will be made bigger or smaller.All their contributions are considered and thanked equally.

The world at your finger tips.
What is your stop?

  • Social Media(these people have changed the way news is carried across the world and how people think and act).
  1. YouTube creators- Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley- they changed the way we watch videos. People use this to audition or for a games walk-through. Some people even upload informative videos on mathematics and medicine. Many teachers use this as learning devices.
  2. Facebook creator- Mark Zuckerburg- he created a new world. A new way news travels and a way to connect generations, races and continents. A large amount of the world's population is on Facebook. There are few people even do not know what it is. 
  3. Twitter founder- Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Noah Glass, and Jack Dorsey-these people have given the world another site that connects many people. Celebrities use it, ordinary people use it.While Twitter is all inclusive the messages,are limited to 140 characters. But that does not stop fans the largest account has 36 million followers.
  4. Google founder-Larry Page and Sergey Brin- these creators have created a go to search engine. While many people say Google is going to be phased out, this process will take many years seeing the vastness of such a engine. Google has bought out countless companies and entered into numerous partnerships. Originally created in 1998 it is still on-top.
  5. Wikipedia founder-Jimmy Wales and Angela Starling- they created a public online encyclopedia, that is not only offers the regular services of a encyclopedia. But also more, they talk about current news and can be edited by anyone. This is not necessarily a good thing though, many teachers do not use it or allow the use of it, because it is not considered reliable. But if you have something to ask real quick it comes in handy having always up to date news and links. And if you cannot find something there, you can always edit it your self. While this is not exactly social media it deserved notable mention.                                  

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Opaque eye

                                                                                What we see?

Daydreaming could be a

What is your view, what is your ideas of the world? Are you optimistic or pessimistic is the glass half full or half empty? Are you even in this world at this moment? Where are you? Well, I asked you these questions to show you that I have no idea where you are, and the world I live in could be much different from the world you live. When I say world I do not mean planets and universes, I mean your mental state. I have already stated in previous blogs that I think we all live in the same physical world. But what happens in your mind and what happens in your life are only related by a thread.

Daydreaming is a tool for life
You may say why? Well, they are 2 different worlds and it really depends on how much time you spend in each. Do you daydream your day away? Or are a real into life person? Or are you both? Because you can live in the mental state people call daydreaming for 3/4 of your life and survive without truly living. I define life as the place where you progress and do not control every aspect. So are you in life. People spend there days doing various activity going to college, getting married, eating, driving and raising children. All of these activities include you being engaged, or your supposed to be. But are you? I sincerely do not know. Most people would never willing tell. But you can see that many people to escape boring or non-interesting task they escape using daydreaming. And while daydreaming is shown to increase creativity, when is it to much? And how do you measure this? The answer I think is impossible to determine, you may say I give up easily, but I think that such a answer is impossible. Their are to many people in the world and all of them are to different. Diversity is a thing that makes this world non-calculable. While daydreaming is a good tool, it should be used when the user does not have to engage themselves in other task. Living your life in a world that is separate and completely different from the one that holds your life, is dangerous. We all have to make a effort and try to change this world into a approachable environment. And when I say everybody I mean you, everybody, in the entire the world. Messages should have no racial filters and political boundaries.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Blog: Uncensored


Free writing: Anything goes
You only speak once:
Free Verse Challenge:
My brain child
          My blog is supposed to about to be about whatever I want it to be. So I decided to Free Write. My Psychology textbook said that free writing helps creativity and who does not want to be creative. So I basically write whatever comes to mind and whatever is really cool or trending in my mind at the moment and then I put clever, strategically placed pics to highlight my point even more than it is already highlighted. This blog however is not just about my point it is also about factual evidence that I gather. Because this blog has, if anything, given me a voice . One louder than it was before. I find numerous things that interest me and that I find exciting, and then I blog about it. Like my the amazing world series, I have found, over the years and by surfing Google numerous works of arts that I think need mention. These buildings and places are truly awesome and need notable mention. I think that the 7 wonders of the world is small and noninclusive, including the modern one. So I fixed it, sort of. Anyway, I put up a list of things I liked, because I thought it was cool and it really outlines what I like, at least some of it. I have a lot of plans for it to like a list of notable people and a series of post on baffling facts. And nothings funner than not editing, free writing means no editing. I hate editing, but I do a little, to keep it making sense. Apparently you cannot put adult content on school blogs or write them in a different language (even though I do have a translator). I would not put adult content on it anyway, my blog will always be family friendly. I thought it was necessary to ask, though. Decency is a principle to me. The rest of the blogs were about pressing issues, like water, pollution, and technology's affect on the world. I started slow though, my first post were small and descriptive. My first month only had 2 post. But I am faster now and I see more things I want to respond to. Anyway I am going to create another list and maybe another on important dates. I am also going to write about pictures that I feel have deeper meaning and express feelings. My first one was not that good, but the only bad opinion is no opinion. So good bye, I write post, edit them and then post at a later date so my blog is always moving.

The amazing World #3

                                                            The World we live in

Statue atop the Trajan Column
The Trajan Column
Inscription on the Trajan Column
          Trajan's Column is a column located in Rome, Italy that was completed 113 A.D. The column is 95 feet high, 126 ft counting it's pedestal. It contains 20 parts to it's column that weigh 32 tons each. It is made of marble. And the statue that crowns it's top was replaced 3 times, having been stolen once and not approved the first time. Inside this structure there are 185 stairs to a spiral stair case. Also, in the inscribing that winds around it's column the Emperor Trajan makes 59 appearances.


El Castillo, in Mexico
El Castillo is located in Mexico, in the Yucatan region, in the ruins of a city called Chitzen Itza. El Castillo is the Spanish name for "castle". It was built by the pre-columbian Mayan civilization. It is located in approximately the center of Chitzen Itza. It was reconstructed by the Mexican government in 1920-1940. The inside has many features including a throne shaped like a jaguar and a large staircase.

The Nile
The front of the great  sphinx of Giza
  The great sphinx of Giza is a limestone monolith( the largest in the world) that stands 66 feet high, 63 feet wide and 241 feet long. It is said to have the face of Pharaoh Kafra. It stands on the west bank of the Nile. This structure is mentioned is mentioned by Pliny the Elder. Researchers say it was constructed in 2500 B.C.


The Power Of Words

                                                       The Right

We are words
A tool to express words
A game of words
  Words are the base of many extraordinary ideas and changes. Words are the base opinions. But not only are Words the base of change, but pictures are to. That however is something totally different. People communicate through words and other means, but those things are also some other topic entirely. This post is about words and their power. When I first entered college I looked at words as merely mundane objects and something overrated. Now however I see that words are useful life changing devices. I call them devices, because phones and cars are considered devices and words have had the equivalent effect on us. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Rachel Carson and Hilary Clinton have all used words to change the world to believe their opinion. These people believed in something, created a belief and made it real through words. Words can be expressed through anything such as blogs, newspapers, letters, lectures, power-points etc. They used words to express themselves and their belief. And words can be expressed by anyone young or old, any race and any financial standing. We can use Words to say we want a job, we dislike pollution or we want equality. And words are not just limited to a single language, but can be used by Russian, Japanese, Australian or Greek languages. Words are a right and in America, Freedom of Speech is valued and given to it's citizens. While we Americans may have a right to express themselves through words, many countries do not have this right.
A picture is worth a thousand
words; a thousand words are
worth a picture.
  We have to treasure this and use it responsibly. This right can be used to change our lives and others, sometimes we may be oppressed but we can use our right of words to change. People can feel differently and change things that is what we must realize. Our word matters, and usually there are many people with the same opinion as ours. This validates us and makes it so we know that people share our opinion and we have support to express our right. But not always are we right. Sometimes we are wrong, and what then? Sincerely I do not know. People don't like saying they are wrong, the most I can say is we have to be mindful of our behavior. We must think severely before speaking and think 200 times before we speak. Sometimes our minds can over speak our mouths, meaning we can say things that are best censored. So in short words can be used to better us and our surrounding, but they can be used to hurt and destroy. We must be careful.

Water and My views

                                                          Water: My View
         My previous blog post on water were based on some factual evidence, other than my personal views. This one focuses on only my views and a response on a picture , I saw recently.This picture shows the areas that have very few access to water in dark red. From this photo I can see that the areas that need more clean water are mostly Africa and Asia. North America, Canada, Russia and Australia have the least need for Water. Also European countries and few African Countries have accessible water. Water is the most important aspect of our lives. Money is second, because you need water to survive. People inside of these countries with accessible water who want items that are not needed for enjoyment and those who waste. Every time you waste water or other needed items think of those who need them. Think that you are more fortunate. Even though there are many things I want and need I think that there are people out there who do not have even the most bare resources. Water is needed for survival, with a planet that is basically made of water, why are some people without water? There is no excuse. I was asked to create a blog for school and I now realize the power of words. We all have a opinion and we have to say as much as possible with these words. We have the power to change and help.These people without water can be helped if we take immediate action. We all have realize our own part in this  problem. We have to help. We are Earth and Earth is us.
Water is needed, we have opinions. Put those 2 together
to create a solution. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Amazing World #2

                                                                    The world we live in.
The Gherkin

The Baltic Exchange
        The Gherkin is a skyscraper that is located in London, United Kingdom. It is a office that is 41 floors, and is 591 feet high. It was completed in December of 2003, but was opened in April of 2004. It is an example of London's modern structures. The place where this building stands was once where the Baltic exchange stood, until a tragic event took place. A amazing feature is that this building only has
1 piece of curves glass that is on the very top. The dome on the top is a shared feature of the Baltic Exchange.

Shi Cheng
Shi Cheng
          Shi Cheng  is a city in China that was submerged under water. Shi Cheng is 1300 years old. And the city was submerged under about 100 feet of water. The lake was Lake Qiandao. The city was somewhat preserved, even though made of wood and under so much water.It was submerged in 1959 and has been submerged for 44 years. There were 5 gates, 6 streets and 265 arches to this magnificent city. So many ways this city is like Atlantis.


The roads of life

The world we live in like a gem,
with so many facets.
                                                                          Paths of life
So many paths, so many decisions.
Sometimes the path is dark and lonely.
Do not despair.

I have analyzed the world we live in to not be linear. And have analyzed this world to have many facets and areas. And to be heavily influenced by the paths of life that we take. First analyze the paths that can be taken in a person's life. One path takes them down a path never traveled and the other takes them another path that has never been traveled. So which do they take? Which path will lead to success? No one can tell, because many paths have smaller paths that also lead in different directions. So how do we determine which path to take? We determine which path to take by learning all we can and being mindful. Whats more is that these paths are not physical paths, but decisions that we must make over the course of our life. And by taking certain routes we are not only affecting our life but the lives around us, and therefore the world. People do not always think that life can change for the good or the bad in merely seconds or decades. They tend to focus on the bad in their life and how that bad is constantly hurting their life. But the paths of life can lead you to good and happiness. They are also directly affected by your actions and your environment. Also peoples paths cross constantly. So we have to stay mindful of what we do and remember that as fast as one is destroyed or crossed another one is created. We cannot stay with our heads in the clouds and try not to recognize what is happening with our lives. We have to be sure of what we do and how we do it, because even though every path will not lead to success some will. And the ones that do not will be examples for others.