There are several important events of the 21st century. One of them being the stock market collapse of 2007-2008. This was important because it has caused many changes in governments around the world including the United States. It has made us rethink how we can operate our economies.
Another important event was 9/11. This was the first terrorist attack on the United States soil. This changed our idea of being a force removed from the rest of the world and loved by everyone. This caused us to invade Afghanistan and later Iraq, making the Middle East to hate us even more.
1. I believe that the most significant event of the 21st century so far has been the rise of the internet and social media. This has had a huge impact on my life and the way I communicate. Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have revolutionized the way people are connected. At the click of a button I can see what people around the world are talking about, doing, or seeing. Social Media is a huge part of the way I express my thoughts and share my life with people through photos and videos.
There are a few things that I really care about when it comes to political issues. The most important thing to me is probably Abortion. I am Pro-life and I do not believe in Abortion, and think that there are better ways to deal with the baby. The second issue I think is important to me is poverty, I think everyone should get off the streets and be able to find a home. My third issue is Afghanistan. We don't realize how important the troops are there and all they are doing for us. The last issue is energy.
The Operators by Michael Hastings. Good book. Written by the guy who wrote the Rolling Stone story that got Stanly McChrystal fired. It's a narrative of how the story came to be heavily interspersed with other, less directly related stuff on Afghanistan. It doesn't paint a pretty picture. Makes a good case that we're wasting billions of dollars and young American's lives on a conflict that is up winnable as well as unnecessary. Afghanistan has been at war for decades, long before we got involved. They'll still be at war when we leave.
I ran out of books to write about a post or so back. Finals are hard. I don't feel like coming up with ideas. I read a book over the last two days instead of studying. Finals probably could've been easier. The book was The Oprators by Michael Hastings. I first heard about it in a Washington Post story on whether the drunken general on the cover was supposed to be David Petreaus—it wasn't. Caught my interest though. Bought it off Amazon a few days later. Got it in the mail Tuesday afternoon. Started reading it during my religion final Wednesday.
President-elect Barack Obama in his run for the presidency was made famous for his anti-war comments. In his bid for an Illinois senate seat he made a famous speech condemning the impending invasion of Iraq. In the Democratic primary he had the luxury of being able to criticize opponent Hillary Clinton for her vote in favor of the Iraq War. He drew tremendou
I looked at what I feel are the two main issues in this years campaign. Iraq and Afghanistan. First I looked at Barack Obama's stance on Iraq and Afghanistan and then I looked at John McCain's stance on both topics