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sex·y

<a onmousedown="spk(this,{lk:'nx1fkx’,en:’wotdau’,io:’0′,b:’wotd’,tp:’lrl’,m:’wotdau’})” href=”#”> /ˈsɛksi/ Show Spelled[sek-see] Show IPA

adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.

1.

concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
2.

sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexiest professor on campus.
3.

excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.

spa·ghet·ti

/spəˈgɛti/ Show Spelled[spuh-get-ee] Show IPA

noun

1.

a white, starchy pasta of Italian origin that is made in the form of long strings, boiled, and served with any of a variety of meat, tomato, or other sauces.
2.

Electricity . an insulating tubing of small diameter into which bare wire can be slipped.

 

BOTH ARE WORDS. So why is one “less proper” than the other? Because our BRAINWASHED modern day society is believing all the CRAP the media is shoveling down our throats; they are not only believing it, they are actually acting like it is the truth(because as we all know the media NEVER exaggerates or makes up stories right? Right?)  And its working to! This “concerned mom” got mad because awwwwwwwwwwww…..her wittle daughta wus being hawassed at school. BOO FRICKEN HOO! Cry me a river! Seriously, you overprotective parents, if you dont let your snivelling, poop-stained, bratty kids see the real world, theyre going to end up sheltered freaks who wont accept the reality of failure, or verbal harassment. Learn to let go for the better!

Another thing about the words above. What if in an alternate reality, the meanings of the words “sexy” and “spaghetti” were switched. So lets say this kid goes up and says, “IM SPAGHETTI AND I KNOW IT!” What would happen in that alternate reality? Huh? Yeah that’s right, he would get the same punishment as in our reality. I guess what I’m trying to say is, the meaning of the word doesn’t matter, if it is used without bad intentions, or is used in simple ignorance of what the word acutally meant; so I seriously doubt the little 6 year old FULLY knew what he was saying when he said what he did.

“I am sexy and I know it”…saying that is considered sexual harassment? Has everybody gone insane? Since when is the word “sexy” demeaning or insulting to anybody? I can not think of a single person who could possibly feel this way. It’s a sad sight that Americans have been brainwashed to become so “politically correct” that nothing is tolerable anymore.

 

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Bullying should be put to an end all around the world. What people don’t realize is bullying is an epidemic , if you really think about it. People should know that bullying is dangerous, and can affect the victim and the bully. If the victim commits suicide, the bully has to live with that the rest of their life and nobody deserves that, but nobody deserves to be bullied either! I’m glad that people are taking caution in a article that even me very interested in reading it just from the title. The whole article gave me a perspective on what the victims of bullies ar going through.

In my opinion, this newspaper did a great thing. Over the years bullying in schools has really escalated to dangerous levels. Hopefully, this newspaper can make people more aware of what is happening. Parents especially, should be informed on bullying so that they can see the signs and talk to their children. No one should ever be bullied by anyone, for anything. People are unique in different ways and no one has the right to make anyone feel uncomfortable with themselves. Bullying should be stopped before any more lives are lost because of it.

I think this newspaper is doing something good. Their making people aware of bullying and that it does happen. Even if that person says nothing it does go on. I feel bad for this kid he took his life because people were being jerks. I doubt this kid has ever done anything wrong to these people. Some teens need to notice that bullying does affect the way the victim acts and on occasion, the victim will commit suicide, because they just can not take the abuse.

Do you think that you w ould take a machete to the face to protect others that you care about? I am writing this in honor of  Anthoney Omari,  a custodian at Faraja Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya who made a great sacrifice in order to ensure the safety of the Kenyan children staying there. On January 23, 2012, bandits invaded the orphanage. Omari however while fighting them off he suffered a machete cut on his face.

However thanks to a volunteer at the orphanage, this event was greatly publisized. The man’s name is Ben Hadwick, a Pennsylvania State student who wrote about the attack on Reddit. After his post went viral, donations came rolling in. As of now, the orphanage has raised over $80k.

Omari has been spending the money buying new locks, hiring people to watch the orphanage at night, and paying off mortgage. He has also been posting the receipts to prove that he isn’t wrongly spending the money. Omari is truly trying to do the right thing.

Anyone can make a difference when encountering a social challenge, as long as they are willing to act upon it. Just one simple donation or blog post might, cause a chain reaction that could help people around the world.

I disagree that school aged children are less environmentaly aware than older generations because nowdays people are becoming more aware of the environment by forming “peace clubs” and whatnot. I PERSONNALY oppose MOST recycling because I feel it is a huge waste of time and money. Also we have to clear land to make recycling plants. I also feel like people are going overboard with this whole thing by wearing “recycling” T-shirts, and telling people to recycle even if they don’t want to. Down with recycling. Now here is some examples of recycling:

My Family-They recycle by putting recycling bins  in the house.

School- At school we have recycling bins, this helps brainwash kids be more environmentally aware even outside the house.

History-throughout history people have always tried to find a way to reuse materials.

 

In this captivating and intriguing article, I learned that you can never have to much practice. Although this may seem bogus to some,it makes if you really think about it. If you keep repeating an activity over and over again, eventually you will know it to the point of where you can do it out of instinct and without to much effort.

Being a piano player, I understand the difficulties of repeating a task over and over again. You think, “why am I doing this if I know it already?” The answer is simple:  when you repeat- something multiple times, your brain and/or muscles will become adapt to it, like it is a part of you.

While the article never talked about over studying, it jeep keep the theme of ” if you do something to the point of doing it without effort, you can almost never forget it. This Is demonstrated when you memorize multiplication facts,  vocabulary,and solving math problems. The task at hand simply becomes wired into your brain.

The message of this article was to keep practicing, even after the task has been learned. So even though you’re getting better, you can’t always tell you’re improving.  Which is why practicing so much will seem tedious at the time, but in the long run, it will help you a lot!

Kenyan Orphangage-AOW

After I reading this article, I know understand the consequences of a building or (in this case) orphanag being attacked. Without a proper defense, an building containing children may be at severe risk to attack or harm. This is why I beleive it is important for local law enforcement agencies, to enforce the law. Also I think it is a good idea to have better defense like they have been doing.

After reading this article I belive I have a firm understanding of what this article is trying to convey. It is saying that to get good at something you must practice, but some talent is involved; because talent can only go so far. Talent only matters only to a certain extent, than practice and repetition is needed.

For example: Let’s say that I want to be a professional baseball player. But so does my friend John. Me and John both get baseball bats and baseballs for Christmas. When we hit the balls for the first time, John hits home runs almost every time, while I strike out almost every time. John obviously has more talent than me(due to better eye-had coordination, sight, physical inertia, and strength). But after weeks of playing, John has gotten lazy and decides that he no longer needs to practice, because of his talent; while I, who doesn’t have any talent, am practicing 8 hours a day. Six years pass and John hasn’t improved, but I have, and am ready to play baseball professionally, because of my experience and PRACTICE.

This is a perfect example of how talent  matters at first, but if do not choose to explore that talent to its full potential it will die down and somebody with less talent and more practice will easily surpass you.

In the article I just read, it explained how there are different kinds of blog posters, each with respective “Spongebob Characters” to match their persona.  For example, a “Plankton” is someone who steals other peoples work, and a “Squidward” is someone that wrights boring articles. This comparison symbolizes how anybody that has a blog makes some kind of flaw, but that is what makes us all different in writing styles, and perspectives on life.

I beleive that I am somewhere between a Spongebob, and a Patrick. I usually express my ideas on a subject, but do not correctly word it into an article. I also can not find the right way to say something alot of the time without seeming like I changed my idea. I beleive this is what makes ME an individual writer. I  may not always understand every aspect of something, but I think that is what gives me a unique perspective; and if nobody had a unique idea, the world would be a VERY dull place.

So in closing, people can label writers all they want, but what one should really be doing, is enbracing different blog personalitys with gratitude, because a world without individually, is a world I would not want to live in!

After reading this article, I have a new understanding of social media and internet sharing. It has provided a new perspective on the difference between “Sharing” and “Stealing”.

For example: Sharing is when you share a message, image, or anything digital with somebody else or a group of people. Stealing is when you take something that the original holder had intended to be “theirs”, and display it publicly. Although this may be MY definition of “Sharing or Stealing”, it could not be somebody elses. Like in the article it talks about how the person is mad that the picture that she displayed publicly was taken or shared by other people.

Due to copyright laws, somebody can not copy and paste somebody else’s picture and put it somewhere else on the Internet without the person’s permission. I believe that if somebody made a picture public, for everybody to see, than that means they are publicly displaying it; and if a picture is publicly displayed, it is open to somebody displaying it somewhere else. But the person who owned the picture must get credit.

This also opens up the issue of piracy. If the owner of a song were to put it on to iTunes, I don’t think it is fair that someone else can sell it for free, EVEN if they give them credit. Because THAT, is stealing.

I am sorry about my previous TimeManagementNinja Post. It was immature and irresponsible. Here is my real post on the subject:

http://timemanagementninja.com/2011/04/putting-it-off-what-is-going-to-catch-you/

After reading this article on timemanagementninja.com about procrastination, I now understand that procrastination is wrong and can only lead to bad consequences such as failure or stress. When you keep putting something off, it will eventually catch up to you and that can never lead to positive consequences. I strongly believe that there is only one true way to manage your work properly, and without stress; and the article I have just read has illustrated that perfectly.

In the article, it explains that to manage your problems and stop work from accumulating, you must manage your time properly, without biting off more than you can chew. For example, I would not want to tackle all of my backed up math homework in one day; I would be to stressed out and would more than likely give up very fast out of sheer frustration. That is why this blog said that you should space things out with a schedule or planner so that you can do a little bit each day.

Often times people complain about having “too much” work on their list. The reason for that is that they just didn’t do it in the first place. A way to fix this would be to get focused and just, “work” . Don’t worry about it being perfect, just try to get it done. This is what I have learned from MY experience as a procrastinator.

So in the end, although procrastinating may be favorable in the MOMENT, it will eventually catch up to you in the long run.