Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exploration 8

After reading through the speeches what stood out most to me was the one written by martin luther king jr. I felt his words impowered me more than the other ones writing did. He goes into great depth about his beliefs and his motivations for changing what was going on around the world at that time. A passage that stood out to me most in his acdeptance speech was recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time. king has and will go on to inspire people all over the world for years to come.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

exploration 8

After reading a few acceptance speeches from Nobel Prize recipients, I feel I connected with Martin Luther King Jr.'s the most. His words grabbed my attention immediately; from the beginning he acknowledges that his battle is far from over, that only days ago protesters from his movement were attacked mercilessly by dogs and fire hoses. He then asks, why would he deserve such an award if the Civil Rights movement seems so far from success? King concedes that he is receiving the Nobel Peace Prize not for his own personal accomplishments, but in "recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time." I think this idea still holds true today, and there has still been no one to say it as eloquently as Dr. King.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am leaning towards the photo essay, i think i can bring alot more to my paper by doing this and exploring something thast people have the same intrests in as i do. Ive been doind alot of brainstorming and i think whatever i choose i can compose a great essay through this.

My second choice would have to be doing prompt for question 8 dividing the world into "us" and "them" i think i could also develope alot from this

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My first choice would be promt one because it would be a thoughtful and long essay. There would be a lot to write about, and usage of examples. We did a lot of reading on the Nobel Peace Price winners so it would be a good way to keep talking about some of the things the winners want to be done.

My second choice would be promt eight because again it links to peace and not really having "us" and "them" if there was peace we wouldn't have that.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Prompts for Essay 3

My first choice for an essay prompt would be choice #1 in the textbook. In this essay i would describe several definitions for the word "peace". I would quote several of the Noble Peace Prize speeches that we read last week, and then i would state my own definition for peace, and explain how it can help the world.

My next choice for prompt would be choice #6. This would describe a necessary balance of civil liberties in the United States, and it's societies needs for balance and protection. It is important to have personal freedoms, but sometimes freedom must be sacrifice in order to provide safety for a population.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Essay 3 Brainstorm

I am leaning towards the Photo essay because I am a regular at a place called "winking lizard", its are reasaurant/ sports bar. I feel this would be a good place to choose because I know it first hand. The other place I thought of was the Bowling Alley on the westside. I go every once and a while but I have friends in the leagues there and I like going and always see the same people.
Out of the choices we have for the second essay Im again torn but leaning towards number 10. The question about how far a person would go to attain their freedoms. I can relate and have experence in it. The other one was question number 8, asking about how to avoid paranoia and dividing the world into "us" and "them".
I have already done pictures for the bowling alley just because I was there over the weekend but Im still not a hundred percent sure which one to do.

topic ideas for essay 3

My first idea is for prompt 9 in The Essay Connection. I'll use motivation, empathy, and presence to describe the qualities that I believe it takes to become a national or international leader. I'll give an example of a Nobel Peace Prize winning leader that obtained one or more of those qualities, and explain how it helped him or her succeed.

My second idea is for prompt 8. I will explain that suspicion and paranoia can be avoided through proper communication, knowledge, and inner peace. I will incorporate my opinions on being on guard against selfishness, putting importance on material objects, and ignorance.

"Brainstorming Ideas"

I would like to do my last essay on the Golf Club of Dublin or the OSU Delaware Center. I chose the Golf Club of Dublin because there are so many things to do there besides golfing. people go to the restaurant to hang out and enjoy the good food, people have weddings, parties and all sorts of banquets there. The Golf Club of Dublin is like my second home and I have been going there since I was a little girl. It's a family place to be. I also thought of doing my essay on the OSU Delaware center. In the past couple of years the amount of students coming to the Delaware Center has increased and continues to. I am curious to see why certain people come to this school and what this place really offers students. For both of these topics I will be doing the picture essay and I will be doing kind of an investigative report.

essay 3

For the first prompt i was thinking about doing Newport music hall. I thought this would be a good one because it has so much history in it that not many people know about. Also i could invite people who have been there for concerts and why they like it. Many people like that concert place and go back over and over again.
The second prompt i was thinking about doing is number 10. There are many things i would be willing to sacrifice my time to but the main one would be helping the environment. I do not feel like i would give my life for the causes, but i would give up a lot of my time and change my life. I think it is worth helping because it effects everyone and will change the world for bad if not stop.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Exploration 8: A Planetary Emergency

The biggest key idea that I got from this passage was that we, as in everyone in the world, need to come together and do our part to help reduce global warming. Al Gore talked about how the United States and China are the two biggest CO2 emitters in the world. Both countries need to be aware that we live in the same world and despite what one country is doing someone needs to take the initiative and do their part in stopping global warming. Gore also talks about how carbon emissions aren't allowing heat to leave the atmosphere which could cause a "carbon summer", this would not be very pleasant. If the U.S. is one of the two largest contributers to these emissions then I think it is time for us to do something. I know in recent years that a lot more fuel efficient and electric cars have been made to help reduce the harmful carbon emissions. Also that more people are using solar energy and other natural resources to help to their part. I think that we need to recognize a bad situation before it happens and everyone should start using less of the world's natural resources.

Exploration 8

One of the noble prize speeches that I thought was interesting was Al Gore’s speech on global warming. It really got my attention because I learned something that’s very important to us as human species. Al talks about global warming and how we are living in the midst of a great chemical experiment and some serious consequences are becoming obvious to scientists. It is inspiring to me because Al gore gives us details that so many people don’t know about and what’s coming to our planet in the future. After reading his speech what come to mine was that we could do a lot of things to help our planet to not change that way it is right now. Our planet is changing very fast if we keep continue what we are doing right now. He said this, “So today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow, we will dump a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun” (619). This quote got me say wow because what al gore said on his speech was unbelievable and people don’t care. there just doing what is good for them right now and don't give a care about the result that is cause to us. We need to stop immediately and take more action to fix our planet.

Exploration 8: A Planetary Emergency (2007)

The speeches were great. These leaders accepted the noble peace price highest award somebody could possibly achieve but also these leaders did these speeches to get their point across to inspire people the citizens of the world like Al Gore did in his speech when he was accepting his Noble Peace Price.
To me the most interesting and the most intriguing speech was Al Gore’s speech. The former vice president of the United States delivered a great speech and he brought his intentions and concerns on the harm we are causing in to our planet as humans. His speech was precise and it caught most people’s attention. And Al Gore’s got his point well a crossed and he told his audience about the harm we are causing on our planet by dumping a toxic waste and air pollution. Al gore said “we dumping another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution in to the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet” (618 Al gore speech).
To most people global warming and climate change isn’t a concern while others think it is myth and un real. Al gore’s Speech was refreshing their memories and giving them new perspective by showing the evidence on the harm we are causing are causing to our planet.
My favorite quote from the speech was “we are what is wrong, and we must make it right” (619 Al gore’s speech h). I like this quote because it is short to the point and it basically says we are the ones who are causing the global warming and the climate change and we are the ones who could prevent it by being more responsible, and more caring to our planet.

Exploration 8

The Nobel speech that caught my eye was Al Gore's speech "A Planetary Emergency." Being a "Go Green" person I enjoyed know that it is being brought up in politics. Al Gore talks much about the way we as people treat the earth and how its not going to be around forever. He talks about how people never new what they were doing would have such dramatic and harmful changes to the world. He states, "We never intended to cause all this destruction..." (619: 10) which is true back in the beginning of the 1900's no one new the automobile would cause so much damage to the Ozone layer and people didn't realize that sooner or later the trash that decomposed in fields would release harmful gasses into the air. People didn't know but now that we see the damage humans are doing to our world we can try and fix the problem. I liked hearing that Europe and some of the smaller countries around the world are making an effort to put the environment and climate first. It was disappointing to learn that the US was one of the two major contributers to the problem. Though in recent years I have notice a large increase in "GO Green" ads, use of Hybrids and recycling throughout the country. I travel a lot and have see the improvement and the attempt by the government to improve the environment. But I must say in the end its all on the individual. I might recycle but that doesn't mean everyone does and I feel until its a law not many will take their time to do their part to save our world.

Exploration 8

My favorite speech from the Nobel speeches was A Planetary Emergency (2007). This issue affects our world because we only have one planet to live on, and if we abuse it by not taking care of it then we are doomed for survival. Al Gore talks about how our society is destroying the Earth by polluting the atmosphere. He states, "so today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow, we will dumb a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun". I believe that some things have been done in order to solve this problem. For example. most car companies are coming out with hybrid vehicles that are more environmental friendly. Something that I believe needs to be done is regulations on factories that pollute our air. These steps will hopefully improve global warming.

Inner Peace and Human Rights

Tenzin Gyatzo placed emphasis on every individuals responsibility to obtain inner peace. I think that the points that he made are important for today's fast paced society to absorb. The material objects that individuals strive for, do little to promote true happiness. A lot of issues continue and worsen because people are spending so much time struggling to create the ideal environment instead of working toward mental peace. I use "work" because like most things in life individual peace doesn't just happen, one has to commit to it. He says, "Without inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances". I agreed with the comment that spiritual development should coincide with material development if not surpass it. Tibetans' determination to gain human rights and end violence has stayed strong throughout hard times because they had the inner peace to keeping fighting for it. I think that faith, hope, and true happiness throughout a battle is a powerful trio. Spreading awareness of issues like this to young people would be beneficial if we want the world's next generations of leaders to to promote peace instead of war.

"A Planetary Emergency"

I read "A Planetary Emergency" by Al Gore. His speech was about the supposed global warming. I'm not going to argue weather or not global warming exsists or not, however Al Gore was proposing to help create a better envioronment. According to Gore we as humans are the reason that global warming is occuring, why the earth has a fever. "Indeed, without realizing it, we have begun a wage war on the earth itself. Now, we and the earth's climate are locked in a relationship familiar to war planners: "mutually assured destruction""(Gore, 620.) I do agree with Gore that the environment could be better and that we are destroying and taking advantage of our world. I feel like we could take better care of what we have and be more respectful of the earth. Things like hybrid cars, solar power energy and wind power are just some simple steps that have been created to help cause less pollution. I think more could still be done like making it mandatory to recycle or try and create a way where everyone could get solar or wind power energy.

A planetary Emergency

I disagree with much of what Al Gore has to say about global warming. There is no doubt that he has a way of appealing to the audience and that he has a heart for the environment. However He states in paragraph 6 that"we are what is wrong, and we must make it right" which is completely wrong and a very shallow comment. There is no doubt that the climate is changing and things that are happening in the world cannot be explained but to make a blanket statement about humans being the sole reason behind global warming is obserd. He does however have a point that people are being foolish with pollution and need to take steps to reduce their "carbon footprint" if you will. The main idea that I got from this passage was that we need to work together to do our part to help the environment. However I feel that many of Al Gores speech's and editorials are very one sided and fail to show that the environment has been changing ever since the creation of earth, and that in various points in history the climate has went through extreme warming and cooling periods. The other thing that he fails to do is come up with a plan to reduce green house gasses, he just induces panic among his audience and warns that we are going to create a "permant carbon summer."

The Revolution of Spirit

All the speeches shared one thing in common and that was the heavy emphasis on how the award is a symbol for their cause and the people that support that cause. I picked this one specifically because it is said so clearly. The idea that is put forward in this essay is the idea that the award is step forward for Aung's people. In the speech there are several things that emphasize the idea of the Nobel prize being more of a symbol than anything. they also use the award as a way to honor the people that fight for there cause. Aung herself is a strong person to do what she is doing and is willing to suffer the consequences. The fact that someone is willing to go as far as being put under house arrest is deserving of such a prestigious award.

world noble peace prize

the writing speeches i choose is the green belt movement.2004 . the green belt movement its talking about how some african country and othe country strugling hungry , povery and other many problems. Wangari Maathai. telling the world how her country some of the children are uneducated because the eviroment they live in. some them doesnt have parents to put them school educate them. mos

we must understand the connections between the climate crisis and the affliction of poverty, hungry, HIV-Aids and other pandemics" its sad how some of the young childrens and women are strugle poor envirment and they doesnt have anybody who help them. most the young boys and girl had effected Hiv - Aids . this country the green belt movement the main problem they had is hungry and poverty promlem. there many things has been done since the world spechess in the green belt Moventment. they many orginazation and aids to help those children and womens who lived bad enivimment. it could be done good things to help the poor people.

Exploration 8 " A Planetary Emergency"

My favorite speech was the one by Al Gore called "A planetary emergency". It really caught my attention because it seems as though many people have forgotten about the planet. I really like how Al Gore gets everyone involved by telling them that they owe it to the planet to help rebuild since they contributed to the destruction of the atmosphere. At one point in his speech he says "We are recklessly burning and clearing our forests and driving more and more species into extinction. The very web of life on which we depend is being ripped and frayed". He tells us that we if continue on the path that we ware on right now there wont be much left. I really like this quote becuase its reminder to everyone that we need to make some changes or else we wont exist.

Exploration 8

Exploration 8: responding to a Nobel speech

For this exploration I wanted to respond to Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize Speech: The United Nations in th 21st Century. I really enjoyed reading this speech because of the things that Annan had to say. He says that humanity is indivisible and I really believe in this. For the world to be at peace, all countries and nations need to work as one towards that common goal. There cannot be any peace when countries are fighting one another and others who dictate their own people in an abusive manner.
My favorite passage from his speech says, "People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what--and who--we are not." I liked this because it is very true. We all live in a melting pot society with all different backgrounds. We seem to tolerate differences in America, but why can't we appreciate them all around the world?
Since this speech the UN continues to try and end poverty, prevent conflict, and promote democracy. But there is only so much that one group can do. It is going to take full cooperation from the world to better it for future generations.

Exploration 8

One of the noble speeches that I thought was interesting was Al Gore’s speech on climate change. Throughout his speech, Gore gives many examples to show that the world is experiencing problems from climate change. For example, Gore states “ Major cities in North and South America, Asia and Australia are nearly out of water due to massive droughts and melting glaciers. Desperate farmers are losing their livelihoods” (619).
Since Gore’s speech, countries have been more concerned about how climate is affecting the world and have taken action. Gore stated that Europe, Japan, and Australia, are making climate change their first priority to reduce it. I think in order to continue to reduce climate change; more car manufactures should develop hybrids or even develop cars that run off of hydrogen.

exploration 8

The essay i am writing about is "A planetary emergency" by Al Gore. This issue affects our world because it is talking about global warming, and the effects to the plant we live on. also it effects every signal human being on this planet. Al Gore said "we are what is wrong, and we must make it right." I like this quote because people seem to always blame others, and this is making the point that we are wrong and need to make it right. Since this speech, more companies and individuals have been taking daily steps to improve how much pollution they do in a day. Also there are many more products that has come out that are environmentally safe. I think more could be done in individuals, because many people still do not feel the need. Also i think companies should have cheaper products that are "green" for people to afford because i think that is one of the reasons many people do not buy products.

The Green Belt Movement Response

I decided to respond to The Green Belt Movement speech, because trees are obviously a vital resource throughout the entire world. Trees are important for many products throughout the world. As stated in the book, trees/tree planting "provide fuel, food, shelter and income to support their children's education and household needs". Without an adequate amount of trees, many, if not all of these, could be lost. The Green Belt Movement helped to plant more then 30 million trees. They also created a citizen education program in Kenya. The tree eventually became a symbol for the democratic struggle in Kenya. One interesting passage that stuck out to me stated, "Many countries, who have poor governance systems, are also likely to have conflicts and poor laws protecting the environment."
I think trees should continue to be planted. Lately, the "Go Green" movement has been very popular in the United States. I think that is great, because every little bit helps. If we continue to get everyone to pitch in just a little bit, we can take a great step in heading in the right direction.

exploration 8: A Planetary Emergency

The key idea that Al Gore was about the issue of global warming affects us in a major way because it has to do with are world and how its dieing. The reason why it is its because were filling it up with all this pollution treating it like a sewer. After the speech more people have been aware of the problem and have decided to do there part. Theirs a lot that could be done the main point of his speech is everyone in this planet is to blame because without knowing it we haven't been taken care of are planet. Which means everyone needs to do something to do their part in keeping are planet clean. He said, "As a result, the earth has a fever. And the fever is rising. The experts have told us it is not a passing affliction that will heal by itself.We asked for a second opinion. And a third. And a fourth. And the consistent conclusion, restated with increasing alarm, is that something basic is wrong. We are what is wrong , and we must make it right."I agree with what his saying I think he does have legitimate proof and the reason why people don't believe him at times is because their in denial. Nobody wants to be faced with the reality that if we don't take action we wont have a planet to call home anymore.

A Planetary Emergency (2007)

“Al Gore Jr. shared the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to inform the world about “man-made climate change” and their work to establish measures need to counteract such change.”
Al Gore talks about the climate change in his speech and what has caused it to be happening over the years. He talks about how our world is “spinning out of kilter” and how CO2 is a big affect. I do not agree with all that he says because I feel there is not much proof with things he states, because I think it’s just how the world is just changing not because of people living on it. I do agree to help out our environment to make some changes. I think the changes are being made such as helping recycle materials and not wasting things like water, food, and electricity. His issue affects our world by people becoming more paranoid and helping our environment to become healthier and less waste full. The things that have been done since the speech, is people have been working on keeping the air healthy trying to make cars with less poison coming out of it. I think it’s mainly our air that’s dirty and the ground is not clean so somehow invent a different way to help our air and environment if nothing is working. I like the quote from this Spanish poet, Antonio Machado, “Pathwalker, there is no path. You must make the path as you walk.” I liked this small passage just because it is so true.

Exploration 8: "A Planetary Emergency"

Al Gore received his Noble Peace Prize on December 10, 2007 in Oslo, Norway. Gore had created several documentaries on global warming and it's effect on the world and it's population, his most famous one being, "An Inconvenient Truth".

Al Gore is, in my mind, a leader in American politics, and a leader in stopping global warming. Before you can fix a problem, the population must be educated, and that is exactly what Gore did when he created, "An Inconvenient Truth".
In Paragraph 21 of his Noble Peace Prize acceptance speech, Gore call out the United States and China for not doing enough to limit their Carbon Dioxide emissions. "But the outcome will be decisively influenced by two nations that are now failing to do enough: The United States and China", Gore states when blaming world powers for a failure to act.

That statement was the most important one of Gore's entire speech. The United States and China have a large affect on how other countries react to conflicts and problems, and global warming is a problem that every human has to worry about. The CO2 emissions that we pump into the ozone, will endanger the entire world.

As Americans, it is our responsibility to pressure our governing officials to act, and it is their responsibility to pressure the global community to make better decisions that will help the enviorment. If we can set an example as an efficient community, then the rest of the world will follow in our footsteps.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Exploration 8: The Green Belt Movement (2004)

"In 1977, when we started the Green Belt Movement, I was partly responding to needs identified by rural women, namely lack of firewood, clean drinking water, balanced diets, shelter and income."

This quote best explains the issues that Maathai discusses in her speech. She explains how women are the primary caretakers and how commercial plantations have ruined the resources they need in order to take care of their families. Women use the land to to feed and shelter their family, so the destruction of the land makes it harder for these women to take care of their families. Tree planting is the natural and basic resource they need because it provides fuel, food shelter and income to support their children's education and household needs. So, the tree became the symbol for the Democratic struggle in Kenya and a symbol for peace and conflict resolution. Also, what people didn't realize is that trees were not only a mean of life in Kenya, but it is also a part of their culture. For example, their elders used staffs from the trees to prevent them from fighting and seek reconciliation. This issue is important because people do not realize that the environment is also used by other people as a way of life. We try to see if commercial plantation is going to benefit or hurt that nation because we cannot assume that just because it is beneficial to one country it also benefits all countries. We need to consult one's government or research a countries traditions and values before interfering and installing things that we think is helpful or useful. Governments need to work together and agree on certain things before planning out or doing an action. Since the Green Belt Movement started in 1977, over 30 million trees have been planted. Women have been trained in forestry, food processing and other trades that help them earn income while preserving their lands and resources. The communities in Kenya have been motivated and organized to both prevent further environmental destruction and restore that which has been damaged.

Essay Three Ideas

For the first essay prompt I'm thinking about doing the hair and nail salon that my Aunt owns. I would interview her and ask her to recommand me two people, one nail and hairstylist, to interview.

For my second essay prompt I'm thinking about doing prompt number six. There are so many historical events, movement and people who have given us the rights/liberites and security/protection that every America has to this day and forth.

I'm leaning more towards the second essay prompt but I'm going to think about the two topics more before making my decision.