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Spray-On Solar Panels

Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-04-23 17:27 with 2 comments

On Earth Day this year the solar energy industry introduced the idea of spray-on solar panels. Instead of the large rooftop solar panels these would be put on the windows. Companies are trying to convince architects to use windows to generate electricity using nearly transparent plastic film that can be sprayed on or rolled on with a glue. Inside building they are doing the same thing. The same technology can be used to collect energy from the ceiling.

Are You too Chicken to Become a Vegetarian? Chicken in Slaughter Houses

Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-04-23 15:40 with 2 comments

Chicken are the most abused animals in the meat industries. To wrap your mind around the numbers a little more then 7 BILLION chicken are killed every year for meat eating, 452 MILLION hens are used for there eggs, and 99% of these animals spend there lives in total confinement! From the minute the cute little chick comes out of its egg to the second they get there throat sliced open. Even though 2/3 of Americans say they would support it, there is NOT ONE LAW that protect chicken from abuse.


Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-04-23 15:19 with 0 comments

Alone in the U.S. 42 billion cows suffer and are killed for meet every year. When cow are still young they are branded with hot iron, dehorned, and males have there testicles ripped out of their scrotum with NO PAIN KILLERS. Female cows are sent to dairy farms where they are repeatedly impregnated (RAPED) until there bodies give out and they are killed for meat. The trip to the slaughter houses are brutal. They travel in any weather conditions with out food or water for hundreds of miles and many die on there way there.

Lake Powell Doing Damage

Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-04-16 18:36 with 0 comments
Lake Powell/Glen Canyon

Many families, including mine, go down to Lake Powell to enjoy the lake and beautiful scenery every summer. However, did you know that before Lake Powell was there it was an amazying canyon like the Grand Canyon? Yes, Lake Powell was man made and a very destructive thing to the beautiful Glen Canyon. Edward Abbey described it in his book Desert Solitaire, "The Canyonlands did have a heart, a living heart," he wrote, "And that heart was Glen Canyon and the golden, flowing Colorado River."

Holi Festival of Colors

Discussion by: spalmer on Thu, 2012-03-15 23:19 with 3 comments

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Burst of colors, bon fires, and music!? Not your typical religious ceremony. Holi is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in its own fresh fashion. The Holi-Festival of Colors will be held at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork this March 24-25 and I will be sure not to miss it this year. The mission of this organization is:

I Love Sweating (BIKRAM YOGA)

Discussion by: spalmer on Sun, 2012-03-11 17:48 with 0 comments

I have recently fallen in love with Bikram Yoga. Well what is Bikram yoga? I went to Wikipedia for the best description. "Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional hatha yoga [1] techniques and popularized beginning in the early 1970s. [2][3]

Yoga Interview with Scott Moore

Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-03-05 01:46 with 3 comments
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I am doing research on the benefits and risk of Yoga and in my processes of gathering information I interviewed a amazing man and yoga instructor, Scott Moore. His words were so enlightening and beautiful about his practice in Yoga that I had to share it. He has inspired me to continue my research in Yoga and my practice. Here is our interview:

How long have you been practicing yoga?
I’ve been practicing yoga since 1999, so about 13 years.

How did you get into yoga?

Yoga: Risk vs. Benefits

Discussion by: spalmer on Mon, 2012-03-05 01:38 with 1 comments

I am writing a research paper on the benefits and risk of yoga and thought I would open up the discussion to Youth Voices members. Here is my story of how I first got into yoga. Did you have a similar experience? Have you had benefits from yoga? Have you been at risk from yoga? Let me know and comment on my discussion. It would really help my paper knowing your story.

Yogas Health Benefits

Discussion by: spalmer on Tue, 2012-02-21 00:49 with 0 comments

For an upcoming research paper I was assigned in my AP English course I decided to choose the topic "Yoga's Health Benefits". To further my research I made a survey to gather information. Please feel free to help me out with my paper by taking the quick survey :)

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When it Comes to Researching

Discussion by: spalmer on Wed, 2012-02-08 19:23 with 0 comments

As a class assignment we were assigned a research paper on a topic of our choice and I chose the Health Benefits of Yoga. Today in class we are exploring the different types of databases that will help our research. I will briefly summarize my experience with the following sources: Historical New York Times, NewsBank, Utah Digital Newspapers, and World Book Online

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