Andrew – Cecil the Lion

A Minnesota dentist is facing a wave of internet outrage after being named as the hunter behind the death of Cecil the lion.Two men, a hunter and a farmer face poaching cahrges  in Zimbabwe connection to Cecil’s death. The hunters tied the dead animal to their car to lure the cecil lion to the national park, according to  zimbabwe conservation.One of the people believed  that cecil might’ve been injured before tracking him for 40 hours and killling him with a gun. A animal is an animal. Don’t just say we have to protect animals. Do it with a real motion.

Andrew – Cecil the Lion

Tajun Kim-Australia Turning Away Refugees

Dozens of asylum seekers who were turned away by Australian authorities have been found and rescued by Indonesia’s Rote Island authorities. The Australian government for some reason has a firm policy of stopping asylum seekers from travelling to Australia by boat. This policy of turning back boats continues to put the lives of young children at risk.

I wonder why the Australian government does not let let refugees come to his county by boat, but I know that people like young children are dying because of this. Many people are trying their best to save these refugees and I know the Australian government will slowly start to remove this policy, but until then, many people will die.

Tajun Kim-Australia Turning Away Refugees

Jinny-World Health Organization Unfit to Deal with Health Issues

The Ebola epidemic was broken out in West Africa in December 2013, but WHO did not declare a public health emergency until August 2014. Therefore, WHO was partly blamed for its rapid spread throughout the area, caused over 11,000 deaths. They say the capacity of WHO for emergency preparedness and response must be strengthened.

My opinion is that medical organization of every country also needs to be stronger to prevent spread of epidemic, such as Ebola, MERS, SARS, etc., and the government should provide active support to the medical organization with new proper prevention plan and new regulations in preparation for possible breaking out of epidemic.

Jinny-World Health Organization Unfit to Deal with Health Issues

Jinny Lee-Death of Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland was found dead at Waller County prison in Hempstead on last 13th, July. She was arrested by white police for switching lanes with no signal turn at Prairie View on July 10th, but she was imprisoned for disobeying police’s order to stop smoking and get off the car. Three days later, she was found dead by hanging with garbage bag.

Some people think that Bland is black woman, and police is white man, so there were some racism in Bland’s death. Of course, there were probably some racism in Bland’s death, but I think Bland’s attitude of the treat to the police was pretty bad, and that’s why police used crude language, so Bland started this affair first. However, if this affair ends as murder, and the culprit has connection with this policeman, then American policemen shouldn’t forget that there are people who think policemen are still doing racial discrimination, and they are acting disregarding the sanctity of life.

Jinny Lee-Death of Sandra Bland

Blog Post Assignments (July 29th, 2015)

Finish blog posts if you haven’t already by tonight at 11 PM. (Nathan – Greek Debt Crisis Referendum, Jinny – Death of Sandra Bland, Chad – Church Burnings in America)

Finish second blog posts, and comment on your partner’s blog post.

Jinny – World Health Organization Unfit to Deal with Health Issues (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3152039/World-Health-Organisation-unfit-deal-global-emergencies-says-damning-new-report-handling-Ebola-epidemic.html) (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43485/title/Report–WHO-Unfit-for-Public-Health-Emergency/)

Nathan – Facegloria (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33409968) (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/11718235/Brazilian-Evangelicals-set-up-a-sin-free-version-of-Facebook.html)

Chad – Marijuana Legalization (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20346431) (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19336816)

Tajun – Australia Turning Away Refugees (http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jan/28/australia-confirms-15-boats-carrying-429-asylum-seekers-have-been-turned-back) (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/migrants-turned-australia-saved-indonesia-150602062059463.html)

Andrew – Killing of Cecil the Lion (http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/walter-palmer-cecil-the-lion-1.3170768) (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/28/walter-palmer-dentist-accused-killing-cecil-lion-upset-hunter-zimbabwe)

Andrew <-> Tajun

Chad-> Jinny -> Nathan -> Chad

Finish proposition case for the resolution discussed in class

Resolved: Technology does more harm than good in schools.

Blog Post Assignments (July 29th, 2015)

Tajun – Rise of UBER

The taxi business has taken an massive hit thanks to the rise of ride-sharing services. A news report has found out that from January-2012 to July-2014 the taxi company has taken a plummet of 65%. The customers are taking advantage of this situation and the California Public Utilities Commission deemed this new feature illegal. Although the taxi business is right now in a tight spot, they have vowed to continue this despite the legal threats.
I know the taxi business is not doing well right now, but if they still want to do this then I have no objection. I still don’t know why the California Public Utilities Commission are trying to stop this, but I think it may be because of the tax. All in all, since the customers like these new changes I think the taxi company should keep doing this.
Tajun – Rise of UBER

Andrew – ISIS Destruction of Artifacts

The ISIS is deystorying the ancient artifacts that are thoundsands of years oldin the group’s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East. The artifacts that has been destroyed are priceless. It happend on Assryian and Akkadian. ISIS militants broke the statues by dropping them pushing them and smashing them with hammer axe and drills by makng them into tiny fragmets.The footage also shows a man dressed in black at a nearby archaeological site, inside Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged bull, an Assyrian protective deity, that dates back to the 7th century BC. We have to stop ISIS before they break another piece of the artifacts.

Andrew – ISIS Destruction of Artifacts