With the use of input from upperclassmen of our school, this keynote was made addressing the problems they once had and the fixes they went through. This interactive is intended to ease these processes by taking the failures experienced by us and alleviating them for future students. This project will have room for expansion as the years go on as technology changes and it would be optimal if a new student could carry this over in a future year.
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The two countries I focused on were Burma and Bangladesh both situated in Southwest Asia. They both share similar weather and costal waters resulting in similar environmental and climate problems but could not differ more in how the countries have used this landscape. Both countries have their problems of social and political instability, making an interesting study comparison through the five point framework. It required me to do specific research helping me better understand the individual impacts of the topics. I had to put credit to my sources and find ways to show my information as well as tell it. I would have wished to incorporate more forms of media and make it more interactive. Though, I was limited I think that my presentation is a good "launch pad" for readers to learn more about these two interesting countries.
Poverty of 100
The graph above is a representation of my guess, m classes average guess and the actual answer of how many people live in poverty (less than 2usd/day). I held a much more realistic view than the res of my class in the statistic. I know that the unfortunate are a dominant amount of people but I know that our world has moved in the direction where labor in general is needed more and more and even if they are not getting paid much, 2 dollars isn't much at all. The statistic is still staggering. 48% of people in poverty is still a horrible statistic and is suprising for our day in age.
One statistic that I felt really confident about was drinking water. I know that there have been huge leaps in cheap humanitarian alternatives to drinking water. What I did not expect was the huge leaps in such advancements. To achieve such a record is amazing, The class were pessimist with these statistics I guess I expect more of the world community.
As with the water statistic this one suprised me similiarly. I knew electricty has become much more accesible but advances have become surprising, and as with the water statistic the class was full of pessimists. We are getting to a point where things we take for granted are being taken for granted elsewhere and this creates an illusion that we live the same. Just because you have electricity doesn't means it's on 24 hours a day nor do you have the supplies to actually use it. These statistics are skewed as are all stats but I like that these stats can even be justified. This wasn't possible ten years ago. Maybe in ten years there stats will be real.
1) We are marketing the McLove Burger. A new burger for McDonald's that brings people together. It is a parody of how McDonald's and other fast food chains present their restaurants and food as something that can easily be shared by people of every kind of origin and belief together.
2) Our audience is anyone old enough to have seen the McDonald's Ad's and recognize that these diverse ethnic groups sharing a meal at McDonald's doesn't accurately portray reality. And of course recognize the various famous figures we use in our images.
3) Because one it's humorous and the figures are very easily recognized which can easily draw people attention to the images.
4) We would have chosen/modified some of the people and images used in our selections.
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We chose this amendment because it heavily related to our current lives as we are around the age where voting has become a factor. The project allowed for creativity and I liked that but I mostly enjoyed finding relations that I never new existed. The biggest problem was finding c-span footage that fit the criteria of what I needed. It seemed like either the quality was to different from our video or the footage wasn't entirely related to us. The project could be improved by sorting c-span footage by amendment. This would allow for less cryptic research required. The product was had many different points but I would have liked to have had more interviews. It was hard finding people educated on our topic. I wish we had spent more time on the filming stage or at least chose a warmer day so we could have gone outside. I am glad I learned about this amendment and it taught me how the government makes changes actually based from the will of the people. I will be waiting for the next one and see if this is still true.
Prometheus vs Mayo is a case whose controversy stems from the limits of patent laws that have been debated for over the last 10 years. Prometheus is a company that produces metabolic blood tests. Prometheus believed that they could patent correlations between results from their type of blood test and how doctors could diagnos of the tests to give make judgement on prescripcion dosages.. Mayo is a company that also produces blood tests. Prometheus saw that doctors were using other blood tests to make these same correlations and instead of going after the doctors attacked the blood test they patented their the correlation. The state of California didn't allow the patent to stand becuase they believed it was not patentable. Soon after the patents was allowed again under the Federal Circuit.
Mayo didn't believe this patent was legitimate and brought it to the Supreme Court. They were challenging the court ruling that the Federal Circuit passed. Mayo believed that the patent didn't fall under of the catagories required under a patent, "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". This problem also arose earlier in the decade when computer algorithms were trying to be patented. Does a correlation fall under a patentes requirements?
The supreme seems to be siding on the side that it doesn't. From the proceedings in december, it was evident that patent was way too broad. In opposed to patenting actual correlations in dosage number, which the Supreme court said would have passed, they patented the idea that their is a correlation. The problem is that it is just an idea. If the Supreme court makes a definitive decision on what a patent actual is, it will eliminate cases like this. I think the Supreme court will probably vote against the patent. I also hope they make specifics as to how their patents would have actually qualified I hate seeing cases where the ideas so general are patented so that a company can exclude competitors.
My somewhat word for word records:
Greetings and Salutations*
1.What motivated you to come out and vote?
"I work for the city so I know how much these elections matter. I need to vote or I won't make a difference."
(everyone sounds amazing when they know its being recorded)
2.What would you like to see changed in our politcal system?
I think it is pretty solid. Although I think the national elections should be more transparent.
3. How often do you vote in elections?
"When I can find a reason. This time around I think I should vote because there are people that that could make change."
4.Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
(Me being smart with my previous research)
"Because back in the day, people needed to vote before Wednesday which was the market day. This gave them time to travel"
(Ya I know right) awkward*
5.What changes do you expect from these elections? What are you hoping for?
"I hope to see more work. I know a lot of people out of work and I hope my vote makes a difference."
Goodbyes and Thank you's*
What makes him a good center to my lobbying efforts is his view toward health care and care of young children in general. As treasurer he make daycare and other programs for the younger generations more affordable. Then a senator he focused on assuring CHIP stead in operation and other beneficial health care programs. He seems very rooted in helping the less capable just as the overall health care law was intended. He does seem very generic brand democrat but he does seem to focus a lot more on health care than the usual.
He is more cautious and thinks further ahead than other senators. The health care law is taking that approach so it's understandable he would support it. For example, he is requesting aid for fema storm aid before we even have had a snowflake. He cares about the individual counties of his state.He fought to save community development. We share values about important to a community togetherness. I think he can take this beyond philadelphia and push my agendas to the national level.
The law has been divided through party lines. With very few oddballs, democrats generally support the bill while republican support it. This stems to from their basic views on government. Since the right advocates for less government involvement in everything, health care isn't any different. Meanwhile, the left sees the law as an opportunity to fix a broken system through regulation. It's still a very heated debate and the laws affects are coming into reality slowly. It's only been a year since the bill became law so there is still time to backtrack and erase the affects of the law after the next round of elections.
I understand there are different views and there are many ways to go about the system but if this law is halted there won't be any to show for the democratic majority of Obama's presidency. It won't be going anywhere as of now but we are seeing the affects and so for I am optimistic. I am able to stay on parents medical insurance for longer than i could have before and the loop in the system seem to getting fixed. Local change will come and I want to see it happen. It won't if opponents have their way, so I find it something worth lobbying for.
I write because I want my ideas to spread beyond word of mouth. It's easy to tell a person what you want them to hear but truly allowing yourself articulate a point worth real consideration requires ample thought. Writing gives the outlet to devolop my words and choose how I go about a point. Its means to portray the most elaborate idea into simple elegance or turn a hardened belief into a thoughtful persuasion. It acts as a filter that both refines but better explains myself while still carrying a my original thought with it.
We also created a skit for our live performance. We had scenes of the process the consumer goes through as something new is introduced to the market. You ma read the screen play here.
Access our National History Tumblr on the debate of Capitalism.