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Laura I find what you said truly reviting and inspiring and I really agree with everything you said. I find it terrible how these orcas are abducted from their homes and put in these tanks for the rest of their lives. Something else I found truly sad was when they kept these orcas in holding areas that were 20 feet wide and 30 feet deep feet such a small area to keep these orcas. And in these holding areas there no lights it was pitch black they were literally swimming in a tub of darkness. This is a terrible situation and it’s good to know that that it is finally being dealt with and it has finally being recognized world wide.
Wow Shane what a terrible incident. I particularly like what you said at the end there how the world only seems to care if these attacks happen in developed countries. The fact that the world doesn’t show any care to the developing or non-developed countries shows utter disgust and disregard to the rest of the world. When you said that you believe there should be more security again I have to agree with you. If more security was implemented at these nightclubs we could have prevented these people from ever attacking the nightclub and we could have prevented all the deaths. I really liked your input and I’m looking forward to reading your future articles.
"We are what we eat." I have seen this saying in almost every health magazine, advertisement for organic foods and healthy low cal recipe books. Society is evolving in a good way. Most women are no longer preoccupied with being stick thin and most man, extremely built. What many individuals now strive for is health and physical fitness. We rely on food labelling and advertising to guide us in accomplishing these challenging goals and yet, the FDA - tasked with promoting and looking out for public health - has failed to do just that. Even though it isn't just for big companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi to false advertise, it's expected. It's unfortunate that they would go to these lengths simply to make more profit. To solve this issue, the FDA must intervene and establish stricter requirements that these companies will have to meet. Consumers also cannot solely rely on labelling and advertising if they are really looking to lead healthier lives. Raising awareness about companies like Kashi and Nature's path, who actually produce all natural goods, is essential in promoting their competitiveness in the organic food industry as well as educating consumers on healthier choices available to them.
I think that you’re initiative to encourage and motivate others to attain a healthy, fit lifestyle is great. These obesity rates are clearly reaching obscene levels and we need more people to promote physical activity and healthy living. As stated, obesity can lead to severe health consequences like coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc. Additionally, staying physically active helps you sleep better, slows the aging process, builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones and joints, strengthens and boosts immune system, increases energy, reduces anxiety and depression and the risk of numerous diseases. It is proven to help academic performance and improve concentration. Obesity and health related problems have a financial toll also. The United States approximately $147 billion on medical in 2008.
The problem can be addressed in several ways, starting with schools. I believe schools should provide healthier food to students and demand more of students in gym classes. Furthermore, we should be educated of the benefits of health and physical activity. Vending machines should be ridded of their chocolate bars and chips and replaced with fruits and vegetables. Communities should encourage biking, jogging and public transportation as forms of transportation. Marathons and races can be organized as monthly occurrences and prices awarded to those who have shown excellent performance, improvement and sportsmanship.
Bill C-51 is unnecessary and unwarranted. There is no reason for Canada to follow in United States’ footsteps and their implementation of the Patriot Act. Canada has strong relationships with countries abroad, unlike U.S, who is infamous for being a target of terrorism. Not only is this bill an invasion of our privacy, it violates our fundamental rights to freedom of speech. It gives the already omnipotent government even more supremacy for corruption and control. It allows them to execute censorship orders, detainment without a trial and imprison civilians for up to 5 years, if found in violation of the legislation. Identifying and preventing terrorism doesn’t need to be an infringement of 35.16 million lives. It also breaches numerous sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and opens doors for more of our rights to be violated. Our government cannot disregard the very social and legal foundations of our country in the name of national security.
Furthermore, recent terrorism is, for the most part, limited to “lone-wolf terrorism”. The patterns of such terrorism are erratic, and attempting to identify it is futile. This bill will provoke lone-wolf terrorism, as Muslim youth will be less inclined share their views and writers, bloggers and activists will be discouraged to speak about controversial issues. Only if there is irrefutable evidence of terrorism pointing to an individual should the government have the authority to monitor them.
I think it's extremely sad and unfortunate how we forget what trending news stories because often times, they don't truly die down when we want them to. They're still happening in these far away places, and it's hard for us to do much about it, because it's so far away. As well, our generation lacks a proper attention span, therefore we're in constant need of a new trend that doesn't last for a long time, or desires too much of our time. I agree that it sounds extremely sad, but the reality is that we are all victims to our fast paced society. #bringbackourgirls was a pretty long trend, considering other news stories didn't last nearly as long on social media, but we forgot about it when we shouldn't have.
The same exact thing happened to Joseph Kony, who was still out there, recruiting child soldiers, and killing innocent people, right after we forgot about the cause. Child soldiers is a still a huge issue in Africa that we must prevent, but we're not preventing it, we're not even discussing it.
Hopefully our generation can understand the importance of remembering, and do all that we can do to prevent, but also aid in helping those in need, even if they're far away
Racism in Israel is something you don't hear about often in the news. Typically, we hear about violence between Israel and the Middle Eastern nations that surround it, acts of terrorism taking place within the country, but we almost never hear stories about the Israeli people being racist to their Israeli neighbours. What struck me the most was that this article sounded familiar to me. It sounded similar to the unfortunate situations of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, etc., although thankfully, it didn't end with a fatality. Is the “white policemen versus black citizen” racism problem of the United States spinning out of control so much that this trend is catching on in countries across the world? It is known that the US has the strongest influence on other countries since they are the current world superpower. Usually, this means that their democratic system of government, language, lifestyle, products, etc. are spread to countries near and far. But is it possible that their violence and justice issues within their own country is expanding to the rest of the world too? The state of Israel is supposed to be home of the Jewish nation. It is supposed to be the country in which Jews come together as one and live amongst each other in peace and happiness. While the nation is not only made up of Jews, the country is still known to be strongly united. It is astonishing to me that the Israelis are starting to turn against each other because of something so insignificant as skin colour.
It kind of feels like a slap in the face when food companies label their products as “natural” or “organic” when in reality, there’s no difference at all than the regular food products. In today’s society, we are obsessed with being healthy, so people spend lots of money on organic food. What these people don’t realize is that they are getting ripped off. For example, if you see a food product with the label “zero trans-fat”, you would think that it is great and you should buy that one. What the average consumer doesn’t realize is that according to the Canadian government, a serving of 0.5 grams of trans fat can technically be labeled as “zero trans fat”. Even if there is actually zero trans fat in the product, companies can find a way to use other ingredients to fill that void so in the end, it doesn’t matter which product you get.
I definitely agree that the FDA needs to be stricter about the requirements of food products being labeled as organic or natural. Its completely unethical for food companies to steal the consumers money by charging a higher price to the “healthier” option. I believe there should be some sort of legal action being taken care of this, demand these food companies to start telling the truth and give a chance to the true natural food companies, that actually want to make people eat healthier food.
I believe that military action is the way to go as well. As you mentioned, Canada has donated a lot of money to humanitarian aid for the Syrian refugees. Despite NDPs and Liberals different views to the Conservatives, humanitarian aid will not to do anything to change the situation with ISIS. I believe that all parties should be amongst a bipartisanship with military aid. I do not want to say that humanitarian aid has not helped, because it has helped the millions of Syrian refugees. But it is not addressing the current situation with ISIS. This extremists group has been spreading nothing but a terrible ideology of how their followers should live, and follow today. Humanitarian aid will not help these already brain-washed ISIS supporters to change their mind. Very few of these supporters will listen to a Westerner, and be taught that everything they were to believe in by their parents, their role models, was wrong.
In my opinion, military aid is the only way to finally put ISIS to an end. It is understandable why some would be hesitant about taking military action. Yes, the airstrikes would not be accurate and could hit innocent civilians, and I do sympathize greatly with the families who have lost loved ones, but lives must be sacrificed in order to save the lives of many others. ISIS causes a legitimate threat to western countries like Canada and the Unites States, and have openly stated that they will kill anyone who does not follow their beliefs. Military aid is the only way to eradicate these beliefs that can cause the harm to many others. With ISIS gone, the Syrian refugees will no longer be refugees and have a place to live once again.
Turkey is known to be a very secular country. As you said, on April 24th Armenia celebrated the 100th anniversary of the genocide of Armenians; But Armenia was not the only place to have acknowledged this terrible genocide. In New York City, people rallied for the 1.5 million Armenians killed under the rule of the Ottoman empire in 1920. But their man focus was to prove to everyone that this genocide did occur, in contrast to what the Turkish government said. While an old man was trying to support his country, a Turkish man nearly pushed this man in to the car solely because he was expressing his beliefs.
I find it absolutely absurd how the government cannot even admit to what they did. Today, there are many countries who have laws against denying the Holocaust, including some of the countries who perpetrated the Holocaust such as Germany, Hungry and Austria. By Germany enacting this law it shows that they have admitted to what they did and what a terrible event it was. I agree that part of the reason why Turkey does not want to admit to what they did a century ago is because it would give them a bad reputation. Although by admitting their wrong doings, it will also show that they are taking responsibility for what they did. Take Germany for example. They massacred millions of people and admitted to that what occurred was being horrendous. The difference between Turkey and Germany would be that Turkey possibly believes that what the Ottoman empire did to the other minorities, including Amenians, was not wrong.
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