Monday, March 29, 2010
In the article "Bill would make public masturbation a misdemeanor" By: The Associated Press what matters is that something that is so repulsive and disgusting will get you into major trouble. This bill states that if you are caught masturbating in public it will be a misdemeanor which would make the people convicted a sex offender. Raising the punishment on this is a great idea because it would let people know that this is something that is not tolerated by anyone. It is very important that people understand that this is repulsive and not right and I think that this bell gets the point across that this action is very wrong. I think that it is important that the nation has changed with very important matters and that this act is not right nor agreed with.
In my ninth grade English class at Arapahoe High School we use our laptops every day and that is very useful. It is very nice to have laptops in class because we can research things for class. Although laptops are nice I think that are very distracting as well because you are tempted to go online and play games and do things that you should not be doing. With laptops in class now it is easier to do work on essays and papers, because you can save your things at home and do not have to use paper. When you use paper it is a lot harder to do corrections because it is very hard to see what is written with all the corrections. With laptops you can add in comments and then change whatever needs to be changed than delete the comment plus you don’t have to write it all over again just make corrections. If I was not able to have laptops in class next year I think that it would be very difficult change because of how accustom I have become with them already in class. It would make writing essays and papers a lot more difficult because I would have to re-write my paper all the time instead of just correcting them on a word document. I think that laptops have helped me become a better student because when I used to have to write on paper I would not want to do that so I would not right to my best ability. With laptops I feel that I can write everything on my mind and if does not work it is easy to change. Plus I can have the internet right there for research so that I can make my paper very strong writing.
In the article "Cops: Springs couple busted for marijuana-laced cookies" By: Kieran Nicholson what matters is that people were selling cookies with illegal substances in them. The couple was making cookies and putting marijuana in them so that they would not get caught selling illegal drugs. Well this backfired on them because, the boyfriend gave a sample of cookies and his card to a store clerk and the clerk reported it to the police. It is very scary to think that anything that someone makes may have something in it that could not be good for you. In some cases this could happen and someone could take advantage of you because of the things that were in whatever was made. The police found over 114 cookies in the couples house that they were ready to sell to anyone to make a quick buck.
In the article " Trooper's BAC level more than double legal limit" by: Jace Larson what matters is that a law enforcement officer was caught drinking in his patrol car. This officer blew a .194 almost twice the legal limit for the state of Colorado which is a .08. This man was also driving a State Patrol car while he was intoxicated and also drinking on the job. For such a high standard of policemen what is this showing young children about there role models drinking on the job. The fact that this man went through a background check and was trusted by the government is very scary to think. I have said this on many cases that law enforcement for the U.S needs to undergo major changes with who they are hiring and how they do there background checks. This trusted man could have easily killed someone on the road and should be lucky that he did not kill anyone. The officer that arrested this man should be awarded something for pulling over one of his own co-workers for suspicion that something was wrong and there was. Even though you are law enforcement does not mean that you are above the law at all.
In the article " Man accused of dog torture to plead guilty" By: The Associated Press what matters is that man that committed a crime is willing to say he did it. This mans sister on the other hand did not tell the truth she lied to investigators about this incident. This is a very cruel and mean crime and is very disgusting to think that people could kill a living animal that does not eve belong to them. The fact that people think that they can do this and get away with it is very wrong and should not be tolerated by anyone or anything.The mans sister stole the little puppy a German Shepard Mix named Buddy and said, "get rid of it." Even though this man committed a horrible crime he is confessing and saying that he did it which not very many people do that. So I think that it is very brave of this man to step up and say he did a horrible thing and is sorry and hopefully he will learn from his mistake.
In the article "Glenwood Springs man arrested on child pornography charge" By: Tom McGhee what matters is that a man would not only break the law but have something so repulsive on his computer. This man had over 50 images of children under the age of 18 on his hard drive from his computer and his grandma did not even notice it. The police stated that the grandma would let her grandson use the computer but yet she never saw this images ever. It is so disgusting that people have this kind of stuff on their computers and wrong on so many levels. I think that the punishment for this should be a lot more than what they are know, because this is the second arrest this month for child pornography. The punishment for this man is 10,000 bond and will be prosecuted today. The fact that this man did this is very repulsive and against the law.
Monday, March 1, 2010
In the article "30-year term for surgical tech who swapped infected needles" by: Jennifer Brown what matters is that someone would someone would transmit their virus to other innocent people that go in to the doctor for a check up. The worker had changed clean needles with saline in it with used needles that contained the pain-killer fentanyl. This is very low life and got many people sick and hurt. The actions of one person can affect a lot of peoples life's in very disturbing ways. This relates to education that someone that has access to these types of things is horrible enough to make many people sick. If this disease was transferred to a child in school they could spread throughout the school and make a lot of people very sick.
In the article "Raytheon awarded $886.5 million contract" by: Ann Schrader what matters is that this group in Aurora makes GPS devices for the US Air Force. There are already around 2,400 people that are specializing in creating global positioning devices. This is very good for the Air Force because this is great technology for them that helps them keep the world safe and themselves safe. This contract will open 300 new high paying jobs this is very important in the economy that we have right now. Also this is a lot of money that is going to towards the war and we have already put so much money into the war. We could be using this money to be paying debts to other country's so that we don't start another war. There are also a lot of budget cuts for schools and some of this money could as lo go to schools so that teachers could be payed more and school could have better supplies.
In the article "Man wounded in a Denver drive-by shooting" by: Kirk Mitchell what matters is that the world is still in gang violence everywhere. This horrible epidemic is spreading throughout the world and very quickly. There are over 15000 death each year in the US related to gangs. There are so many gangs out there and they even spread into schools which puts innocent peoples lives on the lines. Also so many people off the street die from drive-by shootings and that is not right because they are not related to gangs at all. Another thing is that gangs are very related to drugs which is also why drugs are so fast flowing because gangs can flow for miles and miles just in one state. I am very thankful that I live somewhere far away from gangs but i think that it is important that something is done about this issue.