Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mexicans should have the rights Americans have...

Students march in Denver for DREAM Act
This article was about around 150 legal aliens (they are miners and were brought into the U.S. illegally at a young age) marched and tryed to enforce a bill to let them get a good education and become citizens.Im glad there was a protest because someone needs to take a stand and say what they believe. This country would be nothing without the mexican immigrants. Some immigrants have lived here for twenty years, payed taxes, and had children then were deported. Their children weren't aloud to back with them because they didn't have passports and weren't legal over there. SO these poor families children were sent to random child care and foster homes to be raised by complete strangers when their parents were fighting to get them back. I remember seeing a movie called," A day without a mexican." Kind of discriminating but it made a very good point. Mexicans are a huge part of society today and are also a majority of the population. Being mexiacn I am proud of my backround and the hard work each one of us does and to be pushed to a limit that we arn't even welcome here even though we do more work, pay more taxes and sweat for our paychecks then the lazy american that lives next door. My dad works with Mexicans and is actually a manager for the Mexican department at freeway ford, and everyday he gets people in that can't buy a truck or a car because they are not legal even though they are high class and make more money then half of the state. My dad told me a story about a family who is from the mexican decent and that came in and told my dad the harsh discrimination their very own neighborhood does to them. My dad told me that these people were living in a very high class house and was in a very rich neighborhood, but was still looked down on and yelled at for bd reasons. The guy's own children couldn't play at the park because the other children in the neighborhood would put them down and make them feel inferior then they were. It angers me to know that mexicans are discriminated so much but makes me happy to hear hundreds of people are putting their foot down and starting to protest.

Physical Education is a good thing...

Did You Know? - PE Version
I think this video done by one of Fisch's students about how imprtant physical education is, is a very good thing for people to realize. Being physically fit doesn't just help your body stay healthy but it helps your brain stay healthy. It sad to hear that thee is a decrease in physical activity as kids age. I think that if a kid doesn't start there life healthy and in physically fit they can only get worse and later in life if they want to become physically fit it will be alot harder for them to reach that goal. I know for a fact when your more active you feel better about your self and it increases self confidence, which is lacking in many teens today. Some schools are decreasing the time spent on physically education and even eliminating it entirely. Some kids only get their physical fitness at school, so if schools take that away what are they going to do? Some schools even were forced to spend more effort and time on academics and cut the physical education all together. Diabetes can also be created with lack of excercise. It also said physical activity can prevent and even make people with Type 2 diabetes not have diabetes anymore. I was sadden by this because recently my friend got diagnost with Type 1 diabetes, which is a hereditary diabetes and she will be stuck with it for the rest of her life. She now has to carry a a little device around that certain times in the day she has to take it out and measure her sugar level. Now she has to monitor even more carefully what she eats and how much of each item she eats. In a way this will make her healthier because she will have a well balanced meal every meal but itt must be hard having such an enormous life changing experience. I wished there was someway to help her. In the video physical activity can help get rid of diabities for the people who have ype 2. But fo my friend she has to suffer through it the rest of her life.Also, our country has had an obesity epidemic that is crossing the country and causing more heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and even overweight children under the age of 8. Mianly I think it is the parents fault for allowing their kids to reach an obesity level. Us kids no better but our eyes are bigger than our stomachs.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"I was hungry.... So tried to drive to Applebee's."

6-year-old boy says he won't drive to applebee's again
This article is about a boy who was hungry so he decided to drive to Applebee's. After reading this article I had uncontrollable laughing for around twenty minutes. It just shocked me to know he would even attempt something like that when he cant even see over the wheel and reach the pedals at the same time. I blame the grandmother for not paying any attention to this six-year-old boy.With supervision this accident could have been prevented, thankfully nothing horrible happened. Although no one was injured there still could have been very bad outcomes of this situation. When I read this story it reminded me of my cousin who is also six years old and how some of his ideas and enjoyments get the best of him and he does wacky things. He enjoys dipping his oreos in orange gatorade. (I tried it and I don't recommend it.) This story describes and can be related to most, if not all, six-year-olds around the world.

Wireless benefiets and understanding other cultures

Two steps forward: Pangea day
This blog was about how our school will have a wireless network and we will have access to it no matter where we are in the school. It will allow us to bring in our laptops, palm pilots, and iphones and be connected to the internet. I think this is a great idea and might have some areas that need fine tuning but overall will be a great thing for our school.This will also help because we won't have to wait for a computer in the library we can have access to it all over the school.

At the end of this blog it shows a video and describes a remarkable event that happens May tenth of next year and carries on in the internet. Pangea Day. We can share videos with everyone around the world and see from everyone else's points of view what they see and encounter each day. It will be a great way to relate and understand other countries and other cultures. This reminded me of when my mom and I had an argument. She said being a mother and working full-time is hard thing to do and I couldn't last one day in her shoes. I argued back saying it would be easier then what I do everyday and that she could never live in my shoes for a day because of all the things i have to go through. After cooling off I realized I wouldn't know if I could handle what she does everyday unless I see it from her point of view. I related this to the millions of people all over the world because I take advantage of my advantages and I don't really think about how hard someone else's life could be and I think their lives can't be that bad, when in all actuality they are worse then I could ever imagine.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I'll be the first to postpone the innevitable

Thought For The Day 7-16-07 - Karl Fisch
The day will come when death will be upon us. But can we make that day further and further away? Is there some sort of action or thing we should be doing to make our death day more prolonged? My dad use to tell me you live as many years as you help someone. As a little kid I would deny it and disagree with him, but looking back at his advice I now agree. Helping people will hold your spirits higher and keep you going longer. I know what I might be saying is unfathomable but I believe your life can go longer than intended with a few things here and there. There will come a time when I will have to pass away and leave everything behind, but I think I can make that day so far away people will deny me living that long. Dieing is not just your heart stop beating, it's your mind starting to not think anymore or you trying to not learn anymore. My death day will be postponed.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Karma is real...... even if it takes a decade or two

Killer: 'If I had it to do over ... '
A convicted killer escaped a Colorado jail 32 years ago and now just got caught living it up in Nevada with a new family, a new identity, and basically a new life. This is horrible, this man has been living free for 32 entire years and authorities failed to realize he was a community members. I ealize it was in a different state, but from what I read there is no sign of effort into finding this man. After getting caught he then denies the fact him murdering Michael Lucas was entirely his fault. If this man could get away with this who knows who could be out there? Our very owns relatives could be someone entirely different then they say they are. It frightens me knowing a murder could be running around like he/she did nothing wrong. Police authorites need to make sure they have all of their convicts where they need to be.In the article they describe the man as "walking away froma correctional facility". He might not have literally walked away from there but the way its described, it seems he put no effort into his escape. O.J. Simpson murdered his wife but was determined not guilty. After his trial he goes and writes a book about how he would have killed her wife if he did do it. It's digusting what the world has come to. The danger we could all be in. Ted Bundy murdered 40 young women in around a dozen different states and escaped jail twice! It's awful knowing a killercould be living next door, or the people I value most could be hisding a history from me that would change my perspective on them entirely if I knew. How many people have escaped and are running wild and free? I am scared and I think we should all be aware of things that are happenning around us.