This past week my class and I have been challenged to use the EBSCO Research Database for a topic of our choice; using EBSCO I have discovered many interesting things about my topic - encryption and governments' role in it. EBSCO brought forth many articles on the issue of encryption as a whole, however, its most interesting so far have discussed encryptions role in keeping anonymous and preventing online tracking from your government and other governments around the world.
Should the federal government have the power to decide what is safe and unsafe for all people? People usually say that the federal government has your best interest, but do they really, or are they looking to gain more power and influence over us? Does this mean that we should consider what powers the federal government currently has, and what powers they attempt to claim?
Does religion play too big of a role in our society? When posed with this question many people will say that the constitution protects our freedom of religion; so no. But what if they are wrong? The United States’ official motto is In God we Trust, so does this mean that those people are wrong?
Can the United States public universities be tuition-free?
Through this recent presidential election, Bernie Sanders, a socialist, brings out an issue about affordable colleges (free college tuition and no students’ debts), which is common in a lot of affluent European countries, such as Germany, Sweden, and Norway. Some people argue if it can be done in other countries, it could be done in America; on the other hand, people argue that we are different than other countries.
Homelessness is a huge issue in the US. The article, "Snapshot of Homelessness” states that in January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless in the US, 206,286 of these people were in families, and 358,422 were individuals.
The article stated that chronic homelessness makes up 15% of the homeless population, meaning that 83,170 individuals suffer homelessness for longer than a year. People who are chronically homeless usually have to depend on many charities.
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.
As democracy is fundamental to American government, the right to vote is fundamental to democracy. Voter ID laws were introduced in 2003 to try to protect voter integrity and to both defend against and detect fraud. Currently, 30 states require some form of ID in order to vote.
A Few years ago in 2013 a man named Edward Snowden did something that everyone that was unthinkable. He rose up and questioned the motives and corrupt ways of the government. How did he do this you may ask. Well he leaked to the general public information that would change the way we looked at our government, the fact that they were spying on every single one of us everyday of our lives. They would spy on us through our texts, our Facebook posts, Everything.
When I think of dystopian societies, I think of control and manipulation of everything an individual owns, specifically with advanced technology. Similar to Divergent, surveillance and mysterious serums can be used to see inside one's brain and force them to confess their lies and/or coerce them into doing something they don't want to do. Technology is an impressive invention and has made many people's lives a lot more efficient, but it has also taken a turn for the dark side.
In 2013, whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA (National Security Agency) had been collecting vast amounts of information, specifically phone records and emails, from American citizens. This came as a shock to many, as it took away some feeling of privacy we thought we had. We no longer could be sure what was being recorded, monitored, or kept away in a government facility.
Everyone knows the feeling of being watched, but are those feelings valid? To some conspiracy theorists they are. Some believe that we’re being watched through our phones, computers, and televisions. Even more radical ideas believe that our brains are being scanned by satellites, hence the tin foil hats. However, there is some basis to their paranoia. The National Security Agency (NSA) is an intelligence organization for the U.S. government that is responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes.
I am doing a project about the minimum wage in Oakland in my economics class. We are doing this project with a partner and we have to find an ideal person who we can interview and will give us important information about this topic.
We are doing a project about minimum wage in my economics class and our assignment is to find and Ideal person that has lived in minimum wage and has a lot of experience about this topic and it is willing to be interviewed. We want someone that will feel comfortable sharing their personal experience with us so we can use it for this project.
The most interesting thing I read about pirates is that there are still many around today. I think the most shocking thing is that they attack cruise ships. I also think that it is very extreme that the pirates actually fire at ships because it’s stuff that you only read about in stories or see in movies.
Recently three people were arrested in New York City as they were allegedly conspiring to be a part of Isis and support the terrorist group. The three New York resident,s Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev (24), Akhror Saidakhmetov (19), Abror Habibov (30) where one defendant offered to kill the president of the United States if ordered to do so. Saidakhmetov was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport when trying to board a plane to Istanbul.
What can I say about this distractive process to provide oil to the American people. Hydraulic Fracturing or facking uses more harmful toxins to access the earth in my eyes I see more harm then good being accomplished. The oil industry has now been granted permission to begin fracking in George Washington State Park closing off some hundred acres to the public. This action seems unethical to open a state park up to fracking the damages that would occur could be catastrophic.
Tax reform is a constantly debated issue in American government. As the new Republican-based congress takes office, many are nervous, excited, or between the two, to see how taxes and other issues evolve. The battle of ideologies has always been present, but lately citizens seem to be concerned with political gridlock as much as, or more than, any other current issue. Many representatives argue that tax reform is something that indeed needs dealing with, but setting up a functioning system between the democrats and republicans is fundamental.
Some of the similarities between Oakland and other parts of the U.S are poor, hungry people and them being unwealthy along with high occurring fast food restaurants. Poor and hungry people would have low paying jobs and long working hours which leaves them no time to cook for themselves and their family. They will have to resort to eating from fast food restaurants such as Burger King, McDonalds, and Taco Bell where they can go and get rid of their hunger. Unfortunately that contributes to an unhealthy body due to the high amount of fat in the food.
There were news about Scotland considering of leaving the United Kingdom. The Scotland becomes independent. The Scottish are to decide and vote to leave the United Kingdom or stay. Before they voted, the world was anxious what the Scottish would do. There are questions for Scotland. For example, what will happen if Scotland vote yes to leave. That they're independent. How will they manage it? What if Scotland decides no and stay in the United Kingdom, it will help other nations in the United Kingdom. There could be risk if they vote yes. Why does Scotland want to leave?
Beliefs are what make us individuals. The freedom of speech and freedom of religion are protected in the United States by First amendment in the Constitution. Even though the First Amendment prevents the government in interfering with the peoples beliefs does not make it apparent that religion is not incorporated into the government. The people say, "separation of church and state," an implied statement from the first amendment. It appears to me that you can not have people running a government and not expect religion and faith to seep into the conversation.
Scotland. It is a place, a country, and home to the Scottish. This country is bordered to England. It is part of the United Kingdom. A few days ago I watched the news. I heard reports that Scotland wants to become independent. I asked myself why do they want to be. I believed they were independent, but I was wrong. I had one knowledge about Scotland was they're part of of the United Kingdom. I assumed that they follow both British laws and their laws. Then, I researched more about Scotland. I learn that there was a voting on today, the eighteenth of September 2014.
This book is one of those books that you can read again and again and learn something new each time you read it. My favorite aspect is that the story grows on you the farther you get into the book. At first there isn't a lot of anything going on, no action or thrill. But once you escape the intro, it gets a whole lot more exciting. the controversy between different students, the mind manipulation that the government controls on Ender, and the betrayal of all his friends. At the beginning Ender is a nice kid who does what he is supposed to.
April 2010, WikiLeaks WikiLeaks an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public a published gunsight footage from the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by an Apache helicopter, as the Collateral Murder video. In July 2010 (same year as the Baghdad air strike ) WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review.
In between my two reflections, I showed growth and organization. In the first concept map, I was disorganized and all over the place. I wrote all my thoughts on the paper with little to any organization or flow. My paper is an assortment of ideas that were not sorted and placed into the right place.My central topic is Outsourcing. My subtopics are poverty, Host/supply countries, need/supply countries, government regulations and corruption. Some challenges I found was that it was hard to keep the concept map straight, as many topics overlapped.