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Marijuana serves the human race in many different ways including medicine. The use of medical marijuana has been used for thousands of years, Surprisingly enough marijuana has been used in medicines dating back to 2737 BC according to the Mohamed Ben Amar who studies ethnopharmicology. According to Abel Ernest’s Marijuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years it was first used by Ancient Chinese doctors, the doctors used the plant and turned it into an oil which was used to treat wounds, eruptions, and falling of the hair. As a matter of fact Marijuana is one of the fifty different fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbal medicine. In the third century CE a physician known as Hua Tuo who was and still is respected by many physicians first used Marijuana powder as an anesthetic during surgery. In ancient Egypt the Ebers Papyrus describes medical marijuana and says to use hemp to treat hemorrhoids. According to ancient texts from India and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Indian doctors used Marijuana to treat headaches, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disorders, to relieve the pain from childbirth. According to Haworth Press in ancient Greece they not only used Marijuana to treat human diseases but for veterinary medicine. They used marijuana treat wounds and sores that horses encountered. In humans marijuana was used to treat nosebleeds and to expel tapeworms. It was also used to treat pain for ear inflammation. In medieval Islamic society marijuana was used as a diuretic, antiemetic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, painkiller, and as antipyretic. Some of you readers might be thinking, some of these things we already have treatments and cures for. We use Tylenol, Advil and Vicodin as painkillers, and Ignatia to treat worms why would we need marijuana anymore? These were some of the most advanced societies in the world at the time when it cam to medicine. Even in European medicines at the time were based off of all these societies. But the truth is without these ancient medicines we wouldn’t have the drugs we have today. If we approve the use of marijuana doctors can make more medicines that will prevent more diseases. Your proof is here, marijuana does more good than bad for our society, history has proven it.
One Shot Man Down Pt 2
In the last blog I talked about the reasons why people join gangs, the different ethnicities of gangs and how gang violence is overlooked. Another factor I didn’t include in the last blog was the media today. Do you think that the music we listen to and games we play or shows we watch influence gang violence and activity? (please comment)
Now gangs are multiplying and are spreading out into unsuspected places such as suburban areas and even the military. Members of nearly every major street gang, including the Bloods, Crips, Black Disciples, Gangster Disciples, Hells Angels, Latin Kings, The 18th Street Gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), Mexican Mafia, Nortenos, Surenos, Vice Lords, and various white supremacist groups, have been documented on military gangs. According to the FBI Gang Report (here) our country (in 09) had at least 200,000 gangs coast to coast. Also 1/3 acts of violence are gang related. So I end this blog with the question can gang violence be stopped?
Through out my first blog I spoke of human trafficking and explained basic facts about it. After having a good a idea on what human trafficking was I wanted to get into depth with the United States and Human trafficking. How much is the U.S affected by it and what is the U.S doing to prevent it.
According to the Department of Justice it is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, especially children and women are victims of Human Trafficking every year in the United States. It is known that Atlanta, Georgia has the highest rate of human trafficking with 200-300 exploited per month. TVPA (Trafficking Victims Protection Act) has concluded that there are 3 main ways to put this to a stop; public awareness, consultation, and economic alternatives. Public awareness will reach people across this globe. It is a form that if more people have more information on Human trafficking than there will be less people mindless to the situation. For consultation, non-governmental organizations will be contacted to enhance the idea of public awareness. Finally but not least is the economic alternatives. TVPA says that that economic deprivation is the main problem for human trafficking.
After researching about human trafficking in the United States I realized that we are affected by it as much as any other country. Up to 17,500 in the U.S is affected by this and half of that is children. I also noticed that the U.S has a big issue to be concerned about which is that children are being sold and most of them are used to prostitute but not only that, they get abused for not returning with the right amount of money from prostituting. The U.S should have a more powerful way to end this, because not only does it hurt to be a victim of human trafficking but it also hurts to know that you could be a victim of human trafficking.
Human trafficking should be more of an issue and should be spoken of more. Schools should inform their students about what's really going on in the world. To step out and see theres more than gossip to worry about. The media should grab the attention of people around the world and help decrease human trafficking. If one person knows, thats one less person to worry about. If we all knew how dangerous this is we would all be more vigilant. Not fall into the dirty tricks that traffickers use and be that one less person who outsmarted traffickers!
So far on my latest research on the economy there hasn’t be much change in it so far. But if there is I dough I would be realest to the public. But after surfing the Internet I found some thing interesting .it says that the world economy had a strong growth this year. They say GPD over the next two years should have a 4 percent increase also around 2012. Jan Hatzius, a German economist who is the US economist and is responsible for setting the firm's US economic and interest rate outlook. Although Minnesota’s unemployment rate is relatively low at 6.6 percent, businesses large and small are reluctant to hire and the depressed real estate market remains a drag on the economy.
Now thing start to heat up. Did you know our economy is in big trouble and millions of American families are hurting .Now I know some of you know that but Job loss and unemployment is at an all-time high? This is not good at all. We to fix this like now. Sorry folks until next time.
In my last blog post I talked about the Tunisian revolution, and how that set off similar a revolutions in Egypt, and an ongoing rebellion in Libya. In this blog post I will be talking about the revolution in Egypt, and what caused the protests to be successful and cause Hosni Mubarak to step down from office after 30 years.
Asmaa Mahfouz created video blog posts that she wanted to motivate the Egyptians to protest against Hosni Mubarak. She posted them on Facebook and YouTube, which was the reasons the internet was taken down by the government the day after the protests began. The protests began in January 25th, when tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo, and more in other cities in Egypt. January 25th was the day chosen because it was a national holiday, that celebrated the police officers who died in a confrontation with British soldiers. This most likely led to these protests to be successful because it was symbolic of the Egyptian people overcoming a oppressing force. On January 28th there began a series of protests called the "Fridays of Anger", where protesters would gather to protest with many other people in cities around Egypt. The Egyptian government then began to use the military to counter to protesters, but the military refused to do certain things such as shoot at the protesters. Finally, on February 11th, after 16 days of protesting and violence, Hosni Mubarak stepped down, and the Egyptian parliament was dissolved 2 days later, to be replaced by a temporary council that would hold power for 6 months to give time for elections to be had.
There were many causes for the revolution, but some of the main ones were police brutality, corruption, and "The Emergency Law". Before the protests, police brutality had become common in Egypt. Mubarak and his regime frequently denied the use of brutality and torture by the police, despite videos and first hand accounts of the existence of police brutality. For the 30 years of Mubarak's presidency, there had been suspicion of manipulation of election results. For the 5 elections Mubarak was in, he won each time with a huge majority. In 2005 Ayman Nour was imprisoned before the elections that he was running against Mubarak of that year. An emergency law had been made after the six day war in Egypt in 1967, but despite it being suspended for 18 months in the 1980s, it is still in effect. It suspended certain constitutional rights, legalized censorship, and allowed the government to imprison individuals indefinitely without cause. This law has not been removed yet, but it has been announced that it will.
In my next blog post I will be talking about the ongoing rebellion in Libya, what led up to it, the political state in Libya, and about Muammar Gaddafi.
Gender role exists in every culture, religion, and country. In many of these cultures and countries, men used to have complete power over women in some form. That’s where the stereotypical jokes in this generation came from. Some people think it’s okay to bring back the discrimination against women rights from history and make jokes about it. The jokes that are made are offensive to many women when said by some men, and yet some of these men still have the guts to laugh.
When there are women who happen to be faster, stronger, and smarter, than men, they do not get the same amount of credit for their achievements at the level that men do. Many weren’t and still aren’t even allowed to achieve more, especially back a century ago. Even when women turned out to be more successful than men, it brought them to no position such great as it brought men. A person to exemplify this is Hilary Clinton. She ran for president and did not win the election maybe because she was a woman or maybe for other reasons, anyhow through out all of America’s presidents not one was a woman, what could this say about the politicians and people running the country?
Women used to be
objects or property for men. And although in America, and in this generation
that “objects and property” changed to becoming “ as close to human as can
get”. It is not distributed this way equally all through out the world. In
third world countries for example, men still amass women as their own. They use
them as property demanding food on tables when they come from work. They demand
to have children before or after the women decide to do so too. They order them
around. Women still remain to be the robots that men can order around in other
parts of the world, and it needs to change. Who will change this? One of the
only place that treat women the most equal is America, and America is not even
properly qualified. So how will these injustices be resolved?
Over the course of a year 1.35 million children are more then likely to become homeless in the U.S. Being homeless is devastating. People think that it isn’t that hard or anything major because they haven’t gone through any of it. One main of the things it affects is their education. School supplies alone is over 150 dollars, add the clothes and the transportation that’s close to 500 dollars. Most families struggle to afford that, if you are homeless there is no way you can make that!
The homeless children that are able to enroll into public school suffer through obstacles. Out of 87% of the homeless children that are enrolled, only 77% attended almost everyday. In addition to money and enrollment problems, the fact that the children and their families move around in order to find shelter their education shifts from up and down. This is not healthy for the child's mind stability.
If homeless children were to attend private or catholic school would there education status be better? Would a stable place for them to live result in a better education?
In my next blog I am going to be talking about the jobs the homeless people come out in life with.
I'll be discussing about the serious issue of Children/Teens dropping out of school.
Many of you may be saying "so, i got my education why should i worry bout a couple of trouble makers dropping out". Well, these "trouble makers" are the words future and if we don't do nothing to stop them then the world will be a awful place. We need come up with a solution to get these teens out the streets and into the class room learning. Now, below you will see a graph showing multiple races and class years. If you see, "latinos" always are the first ones to drop out of school and have the lowest graduation percentile than any other right next to african americans. Of course Asian and whites are in first but it's not base on skin color. It's based on the child's back ground, environment and their inspirations. Many young black males and latino males have nobody there to sit with them and go over the days homework or have someone read them a simple book or even ask them how their day was. They just come home to hang out with their friends in the streets are get shot up on the block. Where are the parents at you ask? probably out in the streets or in a dead end job trying to put food on the table. I just think that this is the most serious american issue because these kids are our future and we Must get them help and try to teach them valuable things and instead of yelling at them and making them feel bad about them even more, sit down with them and listen to them and try to be a loyal friend. So, the graph below will be explaining all of the data that i got from research and such. i also see that no matter what i the Asian is always on first and latino/ black are always on last that's why there are so many stero types about us.
Blog Day # 2.
I’ve ended up researching about same sex marriages. There are not a lot of topics about gay rights. I originally wanted to write about how gays are treated differently than others.
Blog number 1 honestly left me off thinking about and wanting to write about how Gays are treated, there seems not to have a lot of information on that, so where I’m going with Blog number 2 is gay marriages.
Same-sex marriages-is legally or socially recognized marriage between two people of the same sex. Since 2001, ten countries have begun legally formalizing same-sex marriages and the recognition. The conflicts arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage.
In my opinion I wonder why people are so worried about same-sex marriages. It’s the couples choice right? So why do they care so much where they legalize it in specific places, I don’t get the concept in that. I think it’s unfair, who ever made the law up they are definitely not being conscientious.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S in 2004. As of March 2011 , 41 states prohibit same sex marriages. Since the early 70’s the U.S has been fighting for same sex marriages to be passed.
Until next time
Prevention/How to be infected
Ways in which you can get infected with HIV/AIDS are by having unprotected sex with someone with AIDS, which is the most common way, blood transfusions, being born with it, dirty and unsanitary needles for example, a needle you found on the ground, and if one person with AIDS have a cut, and their blood touches your cut.
Since you do not know if a person has HIV/AIDS by just looking at them, its best to play it safe. Ways in which you can prevent HIV/AIDS are by having protected sex. You can greatly reduce your risk by using a latex or polyurethane condoms. Drugs could increase your risk of getting HIV. When using drugs, never have sex while your high because its easy to forget about safe sex, If you must use drugs never inject them, and if you must inject them, then never share the equipment you used such as the needles, syringes, cotton, and rinse water.
If you are pregnant you should get tested for HIV, just to be sure because if you do have HIV, then your infant could also get it during your pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during delivery. If you are helping someone and they are bleeding, try not to get their blood into any cuts or open sores you have, your mouth, or your eyes. If possible, you should wear gloves and protective eye wear because you will never know if they are infected or not.
I wonder what are the types of tests they run on HIV/AIDS patients. Are there many needles involved in the tests, is it just big machines you have to go into or lay on? In addition, what does HIV/AIDS do to people when they are infected with it?
Below are pictures of HIV cells.
Signs of Depression:
• Frequent vague, non-specific physical complaints such as headaches, muscle aches, stomachaches or tiredness
• Frequent absences from school or poor performance in school
• Talk of or efforts to run away from home
• Outbursts of shouting, complaining, unexplained irritability, or crying
• Being bored
• Lack of interest in playing with friends
• Alcohol or substance abuse
• Social isolation, poor communication
• Fear of death
• Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
• Increased irritability, anger, or hostility
• Reckless behavior
Difficulty with relationships
Suicide is the leading cause of teenage deaths and more teenagers die from it than cancer or any other serious disease. Every year suicide is planned by over 2millions high students in the U.S. and 400 thousand of them attempt it and need medical attention. These attempts are mainly made by gays, bisexuals, and transgenders.
The rates of teen suicide are shown to have increased because of teen suicide coverage by the media. Whites at 31% are shown to receive the most treatment for suicidal cases, while blacks show only 22% and Hispanics show only 14%. Some say it’s a racial issue that whites get the most help out of all the other races, but others say its because they get the most attention from there families. I say it all depends on how busy and loving your parents are, they show you the most attention. If they noticed things different about you, then they do their all to get you the help you need.
The total amount of budget cuts over the next two years is proposed to be 400 million dollars, on top of the 40 million for this year. Most recently, full-day kindergarten has been compromised, as have many buses. If Governor Corbett's budget is approves, the district may go from 3.2 billion dollars of operating budget to 2.7 billion by July 1st. What I'm about to write is a lot of statistics, so if you don't want the details you may want to skip this part.
The proposed budget by Governor Corbett would "shave the district's share of basic education funds ($107 million); eliminate charter-school reimbursements ($110 million); end accountability block grants for full-day kindergarten ($55 million); cut educational assistance funds for after-school tutoring ($19 million); and excise dual-enrollment programs that allow high school students to earn college credit ($1 million)." 3800 jobs are said to be lost, as well. Operating budgets are to be cut by 29%, kindergarten funding by 43%, transportation by 44%, alternative education programs by 50%, extended day programs to be eliminated altogether, vocational education cut by 30%, high-incidence special education staffing by 5% leading to a 77% cut of special education liaison positions. Gifted education will be cut by 50%, english language learner supports by 20%, 50% cuts for central offices which leads to 430 job losses, instrumental music cut by 9%, early childhood programs by 16% resulting in 730 pre-K slots lost by The Bright Futures program and 216 lost by Comprehensive Early Learning Centers.
Arlene Ackerman (pictured below) has said that the District's way of handling these cuts aren't bad. She brought up the point that some are saying, for example, to save art programs while others save literature, and there isn't enough money left after the cuts to save all programs. Part of the issue that Ackerman is dealing with is that if she saves one program, she won't be able to save another, and there isn't a single program that all members of the community don't want to save. Be that as it may, in my opinion, there is still more that she could be doing, maybe even contributing some of her own pay, (possibly $500,000 this coming year,) or managing the money the District will receive more efficiently although, as I've said, she is in a difficult position.
In my resent research I have found some interesting facts. These facts really made me think. I had a few things on my mind while I was looking at this data. The entire time I was thinking to myself “These adolescent teens are killing themselves while they are still young what would make them want to do that. They think that there is no way out of their horrible lives, instead of getting help the go ahead and end the lives they have not yet lived.
If you read my last blog you would know that I was talking about what causes a child or teen to kill them selves. A question asked last time was “ What would make a person old or young want to end their lives when they still have more of life to live.” If you haven’t read my last blog please refer back to it if you want to know more or are interested in finding out why teens and people do this to themselves,
In this blog I will be talking about the math of this matter. Yes the statistics of teen suicide. This information is both very socking but absolutely true. These statistics are from 2001, if you think that these numbers are high think of how they changed over 10 years. 400,000 people that year went to the emergency room for hurting themselves. 30,622 deaths occurred that year for teen suicide. Deaths per 100,00 population is 10.8, this means that almost 11 of 100,000 people die for every 100,000 people in a population. Deaths due to firearm are 5.9 people and 6,869 people. Suffocation suicides are 2.2 people and 6,198 deaths. Poisoning are 1.8 people and 5,191 deaths. Although these numbers are not as high as expected this data is from 2001 and the number have and still are going up.
Next time I will be talking about the signs of teen suicide and how to prevent it, until next time readers. If you want to see more graphs go to this link below.LINK
In the United States, 2007, the cancer prevalence, the number of people living with cancer, came to a total of 11,714,000 people (rounded to the nearest 1000). This includes males, females and all the types of cancer. 5,353,000 males were living with cancer in 2007; this includes all types of cancer. Also, 6,361,000, females were living with cancer in 2007; this also includes all types of cancer. The type of cancer that most people were living with in 2007 is breast cancer; 13,000 males lived with it and 2,592,000 females lived with it. To think if these people didn't die, what good they would do to the world aside from the bad that is already in the world like wars, but that's a whole different blog. One of them could've started something big to help the world get back up from what ever brought it down. I always wondered what life would be like knowing you don't have much time left if your not that old, but these victims have and I hope they used the rest of their time well. Are you really living if you're not making each day different and lively?
The best cancer charities to donate to are the “Breast Cancer Fund”, “Breast Cancer Research Foundation”, “Susan G. Komen for the Cure”, and “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital”.
I also researched if cancer if curable. The answer to that is yes! 80% of all types of cancer can be cured, but only if treated early. Although, not everyone still survived. A vaccine can’t cure it though because a vaccine can only heal against a disease by a germ and cancer isn’t a germ, therefore a vaccine will never cure cancer.
So what is the cure? Read next week’s blog to read my further research on this “cure”.
In my first blog post I talked about the Sex Slave Trade that goes on all throughout the world. Also, in my first blog post I talked about what I was interesting to me and wrote basic information. In my prior blog there was talk about where the Sex Slave Trade. This is my second blog post and I will go into more depth into what is going on with the trade at the moment.
New research that has been selected for this blog is where Sex Slave Trade originated. There is not an exact place that there is said that it originated because slaves come from everyone. Although, many of resources say that is flourished in Islam while others say that it started in Thailand, while others say this started back during the slave trade itself. Disregarding from where this originated that is not the problem. The real problem is the Sex Slave Trade itself.
Currently, the Sex Slave Trade is known to be illegal in most parts of the world. Although, it is illegal the population of this trade is starting to grow as the years pass by us. It is said that in the United States we are the lowest ranked human trafficking country in the world. On the contrary in Thailand, they are the highest ranked country that part-takes in the Sex Slave Trade. Since, the 1900’s there have been approximately 80,000 women and children sold into this market.Why is sex slave trade being done? In the Islamic culture most of the men find the women to be their property and think that they can do anything they want with them. In most countries especially poorer countries it is done for the money. In Thailand, the trafficking industry is being done because it is an annual 8 billion dollar industry.
Every year there are thousands of people that are human trafficked throughout the world. Even though the Sex Slave Trade is too big for anyone to make a huge impact to stop this there are organizations for this. Organizations are out the search in order to help victims stand up for what is right in hopes that this trade will be abolished. Some organizations to help are “Abolish Slavery” and “Not for Sale”.
Another thing that materialism is doing to the world is it’s physically HURTING our planet. Yes materialism has gone on for thousands of years, the wealthy Egyptians had decorative gold jewelry and pyramids sky-high. It’s the same concept through out history. A trend catches on, and consumers begin spending and spending. What this does, is it fills our homes with unnecessary amounts of clothing, or useless gadgets and machines and toys that really aren’t crucial to our lives and our survival. And all of these things we own took resources to make, have you ever thought about where all of these things go when we’re through with them? Landfills, trash, they are put into our earth. They are put back into our planet as harmful worn out and sometimes toxic material. Just because I would rather have 10 pairs of shoes than 2, my planet is going to suffer.
Many people turn to materialism as an escape. They see it as their chance at renewal. A new look, a new phone, a new outfit, new make up, new video games. All these things we essentially don’t need, and that make us cooler amongst our groups of friends. Studies have shown that people when thinking back had happier memories with material experiences (like going golfing, going to see a movie, or going to a concert etc.) than with memories of themselves buying something they really wanted.
I think that if I were to do something about materialism, it would have to start with the advertisement world. Stereotypes, or one sort of person should not be the only ones advertised. It’s okay to be who you are, and look the way you look and if we had confident people of all different sizes and colors and sexuality looking proud of who they are on billboards, and in commercials, I have a feeling people wouldn’t have the constant urge to make themselves someone else’s idea of perfect through materialism.
Next time I would like to look more into what people can do about materialism, how to get yourself out of the cycle of constantly spending and buying things you don’t need, and how I can spread the word.
Until next time!
Hey guys, welcome back to Disaster From Mother Nature. As most of you guys know if you read the last blog, this time I will be talking about the earthquake that had happen to Japan. And a little bit about the tsunami and the nuclear melt down even thought the melt down is off topic, well it goes with the earthquake so why not.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, this is serious. On Friday March 11,2011 an earthquake has struck Japan. The national police agency announced that around 10,000 people have been killed and a total of 17,000 still missing. A total off 250,00 people are stay at a safety faculty. Japan has lost a lot of homes and will take a while to rebuild, But from the facts out of my mind I think that the people of Japan has spread around the world to find shelter as fast as they can before there lives get more worse. So if you see a Japanese person looking lost go help them, they came out to everywhere looking for help, for people to support them but I bet half of the people they see just ingnore them and the other half just make an excuse. It’s not that hard to just lend money, just think to your self what if that was you.
After the earthquake had occurred a tsunami also hit Japan making it so much worse than what they already got to go through. The tsunami had wash down all off the houses and buildings broken by then earthquake and also the damage it got by it self. After the tsunami hit that part of Japan was done. It will take a while for them to recover. One thing I don’t get is, why doesn’t America help Japan more or as much as they did to Haiti. From my opinion I think that what had happened to Japan is much more worse then Haiti just thinking of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear melt down.
Now the nuclear melt down, they had to make sure that everyone in Japan left. After all the natural disaster a nuclear power place got messed up from the earthquake. Its seems that the earthquake was so powerful that it took all the water that cooled down the nuclear power system and made the nuclear power burn. Which leaked out and made the air polluted. So Japan is still working on trying to fix it. I think they are doing a good job. This is one of the biggest reasons why the people of Japan is all around the world. So give a hand and go help and support the people of Japan
As you can see the people of japan still need your help, so go out and donate. On my next blog pose I will be talking about the Haiti earth quake and how they are doing now.