Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The article Brief History The War on Drugs By Claire Suddath has a quote that shocks everyday americans "And yet, within the past 40 years, the U.S. government has spent over $2.5 trillion dollars fighting the War on Drugs. Despite the ad campaigns, increased incarceration rates and a crackdown on smuggling, the number of illicit drug users in America has risen over the years and now sits at 19.9 million Americans. And a large portion of their supply makes its way into the country through Mexico." 2.5 trillion dollars could be spent towards a plan to help the economy, or better things. The economy is spiriling downward at the moment and fighting the drugs shouldn't be the least of the worries but sadly it isn't because some of the economic troubles is because of drugs. People misuse drugs, and with the easy access of getting drugs through dealers, doctors, and other sources. When the drug trafficing increases and drugs are reduced the U.S. will be a better, safer nation.
In the question "Lots of people think that computers are a waste of money, and that students should be learning important skills like writing and reading rather than wasting time on computers. Do you agree that computers in the classroom are a waste of time and money? Why or why not?" by Dr. Warchauer should state than computers aren't a waste of time and money. It's a proven fact that when one reeds the web or something online they learn better and faster. Also computers open up new resources, new ways to learn, and communicating with others better. As a nation the students should be learning on the newest and best materials to stay ahead of the world. If we slip in the education branch then other countries will have the advantage instead of us. Computers teach new things that paper and pen can never. When you write on paper you can't undo something as easily as with a computer. The computer is the universal tool of the century. When the nation as a whole switches to computers than something great is going to happen. Computers are not a waste of time and money because we can achieve much more with a computer than a pen.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Since 1937, 97 million people have admitted to have been using marijuana. 97 million people is one third of the population. All of this is happening because of the smuggling of drugs through the borders. This matters because it will affect the future of everyone around us. It will afect us as a community. It was affect us as a nation. A drug is like a disease. Once a person has tried it they won't stop until it's to late. That is where it starts to affect everyone around us more than people think. 97 million people that have admitted but imagine the total number of those who haven't admited. What matters is the sense of security and to be protected, especially from drugs.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The article "After the Conference" by David Warlock explains the conference in Britain about the education and training technology. This is very useful and should be held more often throughout the world. These conferences should be held more frequent so we can advance in methods to increase the technology. If the technology increases the better the standard of the life people will experience. Technology is one of great things you can talk about to make better. In this case more conferences should be held so great minds can brain storm.