Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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My Google Reader report was about NHL.com Google Reader link http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=516896, about the 2010 Canadian Olympic hockey team. This team could be one of the best hockey teams ever assembled. This team is expected to dominate the 2010 Olympic Games similar to the way Canadian Olympic teams of the past have often done. The Canadian team includes players from the top line of the San Jose Sharks NHL team, the number one scoring line in all of hockey. However, overconfidence can lead to major upsets, as witnessed in this 2010 Major World Junior Hockey Tournament as the USA team won the gold medal, beating Canada for only the second time ever.

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I included research in my article report from the website horsekillers.com. It was on this site that I watch videos and read about the terrible things that are done when slaughtering horses. First they corral numerous horses into cramped small pens. Each horse is then run into an individual metal crate that allows very little room to even move. They then stun the animal with an electric shock that is meant to kill the horse. Most of the time, they only stun the horse. When the horse is moved into the area where they are slaughtered, these stunned horses are fully awake when they are slaughtered. This is one of the most inhumane acts performed on any living creature. I encourage you to visit http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000528 where you can get informed and get inspired to put a stop to the terrible practice of horse slaughtering.

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I did my article report on “Cruelty to Animals, Human Violence”. This article presents a study of serial killers. The serial killers that were interviewed all remembered there first’s acts of violence were either hurting or killing animals. “Dr Howard Koplewicz, director of the Child Study Center at New York University said, "Whenever I read about someone committing a horrible crime against an animal and getting off with a slap on the wrist because 'it was just a cat', I become sick with dread because I know that as despicable as the acts may be that they've already committed, these people aren't finished yet. They're just getting warmed up". This feeling is shared by many other people, including myself. Those that commit terrible acts on animals should be faced with harsh punishment, including serving time in prison. When a person can do something so terrible to an animal, it is not hard to imagine them doing something to harm another human being.

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Growing up in the computer age has made everyday life dependent on this technology. The dependence on computers for almost every aspect of life, including school, makes computers a necessity in the classroom. Using computers in class allows students to be more efficient, enabling teachers to accomplish more with limited classroom time. Computers provide greater access to the tools that can help people learn and grow. A computer is like having a personal teacher in the classroom; if you need help the computer can even provide solutions. Lastly, gaining computer skills better prepares students for the entering the working world of the 21st century.

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Students Helping Students was one of the most amazing videos I have ever witnessed. Students helping students really gets down to what we say on the announcements every day “warriors always take care of one another”. This video how shows just something like selling shirts can make an impact in someone life, allowing them the opportunity of higher education they could otherwise not afford. This was an incredibly moving and inspiring video. This hit home personally as I am witnessing the financial challenges my parents are facing in their effort to put my older sister through college during a difficult economy.

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Reading and watching the continued coverage of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti is overwhelming. It is difficult to imagine that this type of destruction and immediate need for aid would be necessary in 2010. It seems as if the country of Haiti was transported back to a time thousands of years ago when there were no accepted ways of construction or an organized social structure that has become so common place today. It is heartbreaking to learn of entire families killed in one catastrophic event that lasted only a few seconds. The outpouring of support and donations is amazing – but it seems like it will not be enough to help all the people in desperate need. There are over 1,000,000 people that are homeless. How can one country deal with such a tragedy? There is good that can come out of a tragedy such as this; a unifying of nations to bring relief to Haiti and a chance to rebuild a nation that was considered one of the poorest in the world. Sadly it seems like the earthquake is quickly fading from the mind of the public. Our attention span as Americans continues to get shorter and shorter. Let’s hope this does not diminish the opportunity to make our world better through such a tragic event.