About a month ago my YouTube was fulfilled with this ad of some sort of film called Baker Street. I'm not sure with the name though but the first line was this woman shouting: "The holocaust is real, it's a fact."
I was very annoyed by it.
There is a reason for it and I know, therefore you should better know that some strong language is going to be used. No swear word, I promise.
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First off, I do NOT support Donald Trump. I think his actions and his plans for the "new America" is completely ignorant, and ignores the foundation of our country as a whole. This thread is mainly to raise arguments about the true reasons of Donald Trump's success so far in the Republican party.
Update on the psychological research: recently I've been looking into heuristics and how they evolve people's political views. Much of it is social, and changes over time based on the ever changing society we live in, stated in an EBSCO article on Political Psychology. Another thing I read this week focused on a social identity perspective and how that plays a role in politics. I learned that many people are moved by specific moral values and actions, such as affirmative actions, children development (education, etc.), and abortion or same sex-marriage.
Recently, with the impending presidential election, ive been studying politics and why voters are attracted to specific candidates. Ive found that many people tend to associate with the political parties that their families support because of the views they were raised with. This is the main reason for party association. With that being said, many people support the policies and candidates with that certain party. I assumed that some radical candidate could force voters into considering another politician, such as Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders.
5th hour Expos
Theres a lot going on about climate change and political debates in the united and states and around the world for that matter. Most of the Democrats believe in Climate change while a little over 50% of republicans do not. I would side with the Democrats because I believe that Climate change is real and it’s happening. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-e-mann/wall-street-journal-climate...
The Affordable Care Act was a set of laws passed in 2010 by Barack Obama. Also known as Obamacare, it has helped to provide coverage for millions of Americans. “The ACA was enacted to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government.” (Wikipedia) Yet, it is very controversial for it conflicts with many Republican ideals. People don’t feel comfortable giving up money to people who they’re not associated with.
Religion in the government
An incredibly important but rarely discussed flaw in America’s judicial system has to do with the judges. Judges come in many varieties, but the way that I would like to separate them is by distinguishing if they are appointed judges or elected judges.
The issue of immigration is interesting issue since it brings up topics such as the law, economics, civil rights, foreign relations and many others. The recent Syrian civil sparked my interest in how nations deal with people crossing borders such as the refugees. This parallels the mexican border in the U.S with its million of illegal immigrants. Both countries also have civil crises with 100,000 civilian deaths in Syria and 80 thousand in the Mexican Drug war along with 26,000 missing people.
I believe that Donald Trump will be the Republican Nominee for the 2016 Election. At this point in time, although he believes in many ideas opposite to the norm of the party, he is their strongest candidate. He is rash, brutish, and arrogant, but he represents the Republican party. He is their best bet at getting anywhere in the race. Otherwise, anyone else who they send up to compete against Hillary will flat out lose.
As someone under the age of 20 who is currently considering getting a job, the minimum wage value matters to me because I will probably make minimum wage whenever I choose to enter the workforce. Both sides of the argument are completely valid opinions. People against raising the minimum wage say that it will only make retail prices go up in order to compensate for the extra expenses that companies will undergo.
Voter ID Laws can be both positive and negative. In the article, “Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually a Good Thing?” by Zoe Zorka, it is argued that voter ID laws have a positive influence on society because of how easy it is to commit voting fraud. Since this crime is so easy, voter ID laws are in place in order to prevent it as well as to protect the rights of citizens to vote. On the other hand, in the article, “Are Voter ID Laws Good Policy”, Cedric Herring argues that voter ID laws only prevent fraud on the surface, but underneath that they actually cause more issues.
A political issue I care greatly about is the cost of college, especially as an incoming college student. While applying to schools and waiting for an answer is stressful, that stress doesn't wane once you've been admitted. In my short experience, once I had been accepted was when all of the really difficult matters came to hand. I was given a pamphlet that explained just how much I'd be paying annually, and what exactly for. Almost $10,000 dollars, resident’s tuition.
In December of last year, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) met in Paris and composed and agreement that has sparked a debate over the role of government when it comes to climate impact. On one hand, this proved hope that special attention is being given to the problem of our planet’s rising temperature. According to the New York Times, approximately 188 parties, including President Obama, attended are are willingly looking for solutions to the continuously large output of carbon into the atmosphere.
While so much is going on in the political world right now, one issue I don’t think is being focused on enough is our education system. To face the facts, our education system is awful. Of forty ranked countries, the US ranks fourteenth in education (https://rankingamerica.wordpress.com/category/education/), and under half of US high school graduates are not enrolled in college (http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=98). And while the candidates all argue over issues like immigration and ISIS, there is still the huge problem with education.
One political issue that I hold particularly near and dear to my heart is the question of whether the United States government should raise the federal minimum wage. I believe that the answer should be yes, not only because I feel that every working citizen has the right to a living wage, but also because such a boost may benefit the nation’s economy. As a senior in high school, I am approaching the juncture in my life where I will be responsible for myself and for my money. In order to pay for both the costs of living and learning, I will need to find a job.
In my opinion we, as a nation, should not make political steps to defund Planned Parenthood. Many people are misled into thinking that Planned Parenthood only provides ways for women to get abortions, but this is false. They are a medical facility where many people can go with little to no cost for reproductive health care. This is not entirely a pro-life or pro-choice argument. This argument effects politics tremendously in our country today. This argument shapes laws and legislation, it effects the economy, and according to Freakonomics might effect the US's crime rate.
The race amongst candidates for the 2016 presidential election have resembled a raging bull fight, though only where one sees red. Amongst the lonely three in blue, debates have been calmer, more civilized, an unspoken agreement written between Sanders and Hillary to appear put together, allied, a secret they didn't share with poor O'Malley, sidelined as he is. This arrangement had proved thus far, until Sanders had gained on Hillary.
The Environment in which organisms reside is one of the largest determining factors that give an indication of how that organism will live. Human beings in particular have made the largest impact upon their surrounding environment: creating glittering cities on barren, rocky cliff faces, or building blocks of fertile soil in patches of desert. Some may argue that to humans, environment does not in fact determine standards of living, as our ingenuity and determination can make any space live-able.
In 2015, many Americans seemed to become more fearful of the outside world. While many may argue that this is primarily due to the increasingly bad situation in Syria, there have been forces inside our country driving us towards this as well. In a political rally just this week, as reported by the New York Times, Donald Trump announced that the U.S. should no longer be allowing Muslims to enter the country. What is even more surprising is that many Americans support him in this notion; more and more people are viewing Islam as a basis for terrorism rather than a religion.
I evaluated the claim that Ben Carson is the new front runner from the article “Who is Ben Carson?” on the Atlantic. I must declare a bias before continuing this argument. I am a supporter of Dr. Carson and that may have colored the way I thought about the piece. I agreed with the central claim as I also think he is the new front runner.
I am researching the topic on what caused the fall of the Roman Empire and while researching on EBSCO I found some great information from three different sources. Here is what I learned from each source:
Climate change was an important factor that contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. While the Empire was building up and expanding the climate of the world was stable and predictable. During its fall however, the climate and weather were erratic and unpredictable causing anything from volcanic eruptions to mass migrations.
Many people know very little about hedge funds. They do not know what they are, what they do, or why many others seem to dislike them. Since explaining all of this would take much longer than a single post, many full books have been written on the topic, I will summarize. Hedge funds are essentially companies that very wealthy individuals give money to invest and grow. Their main goal is simply to make money. Tons and tons of money.
Reporter and political speech writer, Mary Kate Cary wrote an article this past May titled "Time to Lower the Drinking Age" that addressed all the imperative information that one should know about this controversial topic.
Voter ID Laws have become a big controversy lately, especially with the upcoming elections. The controversy is that enforcing voter ID laws may potentially hinder the ability of Democrats to vote and in turn helping Republicans. Crashing Democrats’ myths about Voter ID Laws references the fact that Democrats are upset about the laws because the amount of voter fraud that exists is very limited and highly unlikely, in fact practically impossible, to sway any elections.