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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.

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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!

I can make a difference

I can make a difference by recycling and reusing materials. This will help the environment, ånd make the earth a better place for people to live in. I think of the Earth as a sphere of sheltėr for all of mankind. I believe that the better world we live in, the better life we will live. Śo fly into the wings of happinesš. The end

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.

`Character Ed video

We could not get the link to the video, so to get to it, you have to go to heathercato’s channel and go to the video, “Decision Time!!!!”. Or click the below link.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2NXF7NIxa4&list=UUeG63GP0aASL3PmHJn0SwMA&index=3&feature=plcp

AOW- Cyber Security

I just read this article, http://today.ttu.edu/2011/11/cyber-security-creates-issues-for-college-students/, on cyber security and it has greatly impacted me.

Firstly, I believe that cyber security is important if you want to communicate with someone like a family member in private through facebook or other forms of online communication. The internet was created to link people together and to provide a metaphorical “web” of information and online social gatherings; but many abuse that power by hacking in to another persons personal information. I believe that some information used to communicate with other must be kept private.

Secondly, I don’t think that people who post private stuff on Facebook, and then get mad for people “digging through their personal information”, shouldn’t be complaining because I think it’s their fault for putting it there in the first place. So they should not be complaining.

Lastly, I believe that people need to BE AWARE of their cyber Security. Because they are the only ones to blame if they think that something that they are posting on the web is only going to be shown to their friends.

In conclusion, I think that people’s cyber security should be up to them. Wether they want people to see their private information or not.

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.

Appositive: An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive can be a short or long combination of words.

Ex: The man, Johnny, is eating paste.

Aliteration: The reuse of a string of words in a sentence that start with the same letter.

Ex: Perry painted pale pails with paste.

Authors Purpose: Authors purpose is the different reasons why authors write something. For example, they write to: inform, persuade, entertain, or explain something.

Ex: In this article selection, the authors purpose is to pursuade-
“There are many reasons you should choose our paste company over there paste company; the cost being one of them.”

Characterization: the act of characterizing; mostly the representation of human character or motives.

Ex: The news reporter was criticized for his characterization of the workers of the paste factory as poor and stupid.

Diction: The accent of a certain word in a sentence in order to correspond with their importance.

Ex: In this sentance, there is diction on CAPITALIZED words-

We as PEOPLE must RISE UP, to DEFEAT our enemies!

Identify the lesson learned from a given passage:

Johnny once ate paste. His stomach hurt afterwards.

The lesson is, you should never eat paste.

Imagery: visually descriptive or figurative language in a story. It is also the pattern of images that run through a story.

Ex: The paste was soft, yet delicate, and was a bright peach color.

Metaphor: A term or phrase in which something may be represented as something it isn’t, in order to suggest a resemblance.

Ex: The paste was a flowing waterful of color and texture.

Noun: The part of speech that is used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action and can function as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or an appositive.

Ex: Types of nouns-

Person- Johnny

Place- New York City, New York

Thing- paste

Quality- honesty

Personification: The literary act of making an inanimate or non-human thing, a human characteristic.

Ex: The paste soothed me with it’s warmth and smoothness

Plot: Also called the storyline. The plan, scheme, or main story of a story

Ex: This is an example of the plot of a book being displayed at the beggining of the story-

“Johnny ran to the playground in order to get the paste he needed to survive.”

Summarize: To explain a book or story in a shorter form, which usually adresses the plot and main point of the peice.

Ex: This is a short summary of the book Hunger Games-

Katniss is a competitor in the hunger games, a contest that happens every year in the future that pits kids against each other in a televised death match.

Supporting Details: The supporting details are the peices of information that describes the main idea. They also make the main idea stronger.

Ex: In the book Hunger Games, although the book mainly focused on the actual Hunger Games competition, the readers knowledge of Katniss’s backstory was critical in helping the reader understand the book better.

Symbolism: Something in a story that was put there by the author to represent a different purpose or meaning.

Ex: In a story, if a wealthy man walks into a poor town, and sees a poor orphan child and cries, then that might symbolize his neglect at lower class society.

Synonym: A word that means the same thing as another word.

Ex: Synonyms of bad are:

evil

dreadful

manevolent

Theme: The lesson learned in the story.

Ex: Johnny went on a quest to find some paste, but the paste was missing. He was forced to team up with a monster who looked evil, and they went on a journey together. Johnny thought the monster was bad, but it was really nice.

The lesson is: Dont judge a book by it’s cover.

Tone: The overall mood or effect of a story.

Ex: Everyday, Johnny would kill a bird using paste and then burn it. He would bury them in the yard while smiling and laughing. Johnny was never caught and grew up to be twisted and terrible person.

The tone of the story is, twisted or evil.

Transitions: Going from one point in a story to another. A turning point.

Ex: In a story, where everything seems perfect, but the bad guy does something bad and all hope is lost.

The book, Hunger Games, takes place many centuries into the future, where North America has been destroyed and becomes Panem. Panem is divided into 12 districts plus the Capital, the head district that rules over them.

 Every year, 1 boy and 1 girl, are chosen from each district to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. This book tells the story of Katniss, a girl who steps in for her sister at the annual deciding of the tributes.

She and the other tribute, a boy named Peeta Mellark, are then taken to the capital to be trained for the Games. During the games, Katniss and Peeta face many dangers such as dangerous wasps, assassins, and fire. They also must avoid being killed by other tributes who are also trying to survive.

Over all, the book had both an interesting story line, and an intriguing plot. I do wish that it would have gotten to the main story quicker though. I give it a 89.9 out of 100.