Global Issues Grade 11, Montreal

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by aziz on April 18, 2016
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by raymoney07 on April 14, 2016
majortiy of child soldiers can be found in central africa and middle east. it is estimated that in todays world their are 250,000 child soldiers and the majority of them are young boys under the age of 10. the groups that abduct these childern a give these young men an option either join them or dont and if you don't join them they will force you. the abducter drug these kids and convince them that they are fighting for the right cause. they make the kids do the jobs that the elder dont want to do, for example suicide bombing, bomb planting and carrying weapons.

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by Wosterland on April 14, 2016
<p>Recently Sea World announced that they would be closing down their orca breeding&nbsp;program, meaning they will no longer have Orca whale shows. This announcement came as great news to a lot of world, as millions of people were outraged on what the effects of Sea World had done to these animals. Due to the small enclosures that the whales are kept in, some for almost 30 years has seem to slowly driven some of them insane. One whale&nbsp;actually killed and ate part of Sea World's head trainers a few years ago.

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by daberman on April 14, 2016
Sea World is an amusement park that features entertaining shows performed by dolphins and Orca whales. These shows are attended by tourists who sit around a large pool cheering and shouting for Orcas to perform fun tricks with their trainer. But what these tourists do not see is how these Orcas are treated. The orcas are kept in 20 by 20 feet pools that must of the orcas are beeing squeezed within these spaces. These animals are meant to be living in wide open spaces such as the ocean, where they are supposed to live.

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by jackzqb1 on April 14, 2016
A current issue today is that there are many child soldiers around the world. Of these child soldiers, forty percent girls and sixty percent are boys. There are many broken families, due to the fact that some extremist groups break into homes and take children away to join their armed force. Child soldiers are used to shooting snipers and other guns, which is extremely controversial. Most of these kids are given drugs to make it easier to kill other people. Blood diamonds are also a controversial subject in Africa.

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by christina.papa18 on April 14, 2016
Around the world, there are children as young as five years old who are forced from their families and into a life of tyranny. Child soldiers who fight battles for rebel groups such as ISIS against governments are used in the worst possible ways. Not only are the physically and psychologically abused because of their naivety, but they are kept in the hands of their captors for months, and sometimes years. These children are forced to kill other people, used as human shields, are drugged, and are made to plant shaky bombs that could detonate at any second.

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by eluxenberg on April 14, 2016
After the massive amount of controversy surrounding the company, Sea World finally announced that they are ending their orca breeding program and are not going to receive any new orcas. Most of you are probably shouting hooray and believe that this is a step in the right direction. However, though that has some truth to it, the reasoning behind the radical change is questionable. After the release of Blackfish and constant news coverage on the mistreatment of their orcas, Sea World lost over 80% of their profits. That's A LOT of money.

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by Liverbeans on April 14, 2016
Child soldiers are a very serious problem in our world today. Tens of thousands of children under the age of 18 are victim to being soldiers every year in regions throughout the world. Some of these children are even under the age of 10 years old and are subjected to these terrible conditions and are forced to leave their families and they’re lives behind and adopt a whole new way of life, a bloody and very dangerous way of life.

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by Lauracohen4 on April 14, 2016
Sea World captures numerous innocent animals straight out of their homes in the ocean. They use these Orca whales in entertaining shows in order to get money from kids and family's to come watch their productions. Dolphins, turtles, whales, seals etc... are all animals that sea world takes in order to benefit themselves. People began looking into the situation of sea world and begun to realize that these whales are being put into small areas to hold which results in these animals being traumatized and crazy. They should be able to swim in the large ocean where they belong.

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by kwiseman02 on April 14, 2016
Child soldiers have been a problem for many years. Many countries continue to abuse these kids and force them to fight at a very young age, some as young as 8 years old. These soldiers do not only consist of boys but also consist of girls. One of the worst countries is Afghanistan. Terrorist groups like the Taliban and ISIS use child soldiers to perform task that are hard of older men or women, like planting bombs in small spaces or just convincing them that killing isn't as bad as it seems, which is easier than convincing an adult, I am sure. This is a problem that has to stop.

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by Sabrina Furfaro on April 14, 2016
Sabrina Furfaro Ms. Lamantia Grade 11 Global Issues April 14, 2016   Child Soldiers 250 000 Child soldiers in today’s society that have been token by rebel and non governmental groups by force. There are no ways to stop these groups as they just barge in and take the child. If the kid tries to not be forced by the group, they will be shot by the group and they will die. The kids get the hardest job as they cannot fight back. 

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by Mlashchuk on April 14, 2016
During the last year,  Donald Trump has been at the top of the food chain for the greater part of the campaign. The people loved him for how he had no filter, how he said what was on his mind and mostly because of how wealthy he is. The people embraced how he put America at a lower level and that he makes everyone thing he can "make it better again". This strategy has been used by other world leaders in the past. For example a man named Adolph Hitler.

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by JEdghill on April 14, 2016
Are child soldiers a neccesity?

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by kwiseman02 on March 17, 2016
If you are following the United States presidential race, you know that Marco Rubio withdrew from the race on Tuesday, March 15th. However, for those of you who do not know who Marco Rubio was or what he stood for, I'm here to tell you what I liked most about him. Some of the biggest issues Rubio addressed while compaigning for the election included immigration, foreign policy and gun control. Though many may not agree with all of Rubio's opinions, the one that I think I agree with the most is his view on immigration.

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by jackzqb1 on March 17, 2016
Donald Trump, the leading republican candidate, causes great controversy on his poltical views and his outlook on the rest of the world. CNN has recently interviewed a good amount of people from all across the globe and there are surprisingly mixed responses about him. Some people think that he is not the right person that should be elected next year, but many also think that he is the right candidate and that he can "make America great again". Trump , believe it or not does have a few supporters in Russia and in Israel.

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by raymoney07 on March 17, 2016
swcc stands for special warfare combatant-craft crewmen a division of the navy seals. this division is used in retreaving mission where only accessible by boat. they use armored boats that fit about 8 people, mounted machine guns on all sides, and can move in very shallow water. the swcc was created several years ago but only became public not to long ago, although created in germany it was mainly became crucial to the military during vietnam in rescue type missions.

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by JEdghill on March 17, 2016
  He is arguably the worst presidential candidate in US history. He is a racist and is often compared to Adolf Hitler. He is Donald Trump.     From all the memes and hilarious tweets, the most accurate one I've saw stated "This is not a presidential election, it is an intelligence test, and right now you guys are failing.". I think that quote goes to show how hectic this election has been, growing up I remembered rooting for Barack Obama particularly because he was African American. Now, I pray anyone other than Donald Trump gets elected.  

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Reply to: Child Soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

I think it's horrible how children, some of them who are only 5 years old are having their lives taken away from them. These children deserve a better shot at a good life. Moat of the time these kids are exposed to some of the most gruesome things this world has to offer, such as having to kill, be a human shield, and even be forced into prostitution. I believe that families need a better plan of hiding their kids or even escaping the village during a raid by rebel groups.

Reply to: child soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

HI matt, this article was unbelievable, you did a great job covering this story. It it incredible and terrifying how they convince kids to become soldiers. Hopefully one day we can live in a world, where every kid in the world can wake up got to school and then come back to a happy home.

Will

Reply to: child soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

Your article is very fascinating and eye-opening. The world of child soldiers is unfortunately rarely reported on in North America, and it's a huge problem world-wide. The sad thing is, we are doing very little to stop this. Though we try and verify where our diamonds are coming from, it is nearly impossible to get the truth. It's a difficult thing to fix, but I believe that the governments around the world should place more focus on this issue and work together to end this horrifying act.

Reply to: child soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

Your article is very fascinating and eye-opening. The world of child soldiers is unfortunately rarely reported on in North America, and it's a huge problem world-wide. The sad thing is, we are doing very little to stop this. Though we try and verify where our diamonds are coming from, it is nearly impossible to get the truth. It's a difficult thing to fix, but I believe that the governments around the world should place more focus on this issue and work together to end this horrifying act.

Reply to: Sea World
3 years 4 months ago

It all started two years ago when I saw the documentary Blackfish. I was bored and decided to browse Netflix. I was left inspired and didn't know what to do about wanting change. However, Blackfish did a lot for changing how Seaworld was looked out by the public. People decided that after watching Blackfish that they did not want to be the people to help support a corporation who is hurting beautiful creatures. I completely agree with you that Seawrold is a horrible corporation who needs to be shut down. But do you really believe that they will end up closing? Even though their stock has dropped a significant amount I wonder if they will stay strong.

3 years 4 months ago

I really do hope SeaWorld changes and that the effect that the Blackfish documentary made will go further. In my opinion, I think SeaWorld should give up all their orcas, and focus on donating more money to conserving orcas in the wild. Also, Loro Parque in Tenerife has not agreed to stopping it’s breeding program. What about other companies? All this to say, that even if SeaWorld took a huge step in helping these animals, there are still so many questions left to answer.

Great article, Evan!

Reply to: Child Soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

This is definitely a horrible issue that needs to be addressed more often. Nobody should be forced to go to war, let alone children, as young as the age of five. Thankfully the majority of the world has banned people from entering the army who are under the age of 18. However, we must try and influence those other countries so that maybe they can follow in our footsteps and realize how horrible of an act they are pursuing.

Reply to: Sea World
3 years 4 months ago

I couldn't agree more, Laura! Sea World has been an issue that, personally, I hate. How they treat those amazing animals is disgusting. Animals who are born in captivity do not experience the greatness of freedom. Why should these animals be treated any differently than our house pets or even us?! We are all living creatures and it is important to stress the fact that to survive and live life to its fullest, we need space and freedom. Like Laura made clear in her post, Orca's life expectancy drops by around 60 years when held in captivity, from 90 years to 30 years. That means that Orca's in captivity do not get to experience 67% of the life that they should be able to experience. I do not know how, but this madness must stop, and it must stop now!

Reply to: Sea World
3 years 4 months ago

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.

Reply to: Child Soldiers
3 years 4 months ago

I believe that this a huge issue occurring in today's society. The western world is very blindsided by this because its not occurring in where we live. Little do most of us realize that this a issue occurring in Africa, Afghanistan etc... The worst part about it all is that these children are vulnerable and can do nothing to stop this issue. These children are unaware of what is right and what is wrong and this is why it is so easy for these groups to brainwash them into thinking that they are doing the proper thing for their country. It not only affects their childhood but even if they manage to escape these rebel groups, their entire future will forever be altered. Not only their future but there mindset on the entire world and how they perceive it.

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