Blog 9

I disagree with Alissa on lowering the drinking age. In her blog she talks about how the drinking age at 21 only makes the people who are under 21 want to drink more. So alcohol is like a forbidden fruit. also at a college campus the kids who are under 21 will be drinking and the cops will have a hard time distinguishing who is and who isn't 21. however at high school a majority of them will be 18. that sounds good and no one will get in trouble but most likely those 18 year olds will sell the alcohol to younger kids.The risk of having the drinking age at 18 is have the people who they associate with drink also. college the risk factor is very low but in high school when kids are turning 18 they are more likely to sell to younger kids and the risk of those younger kids to get injured or die is very high. so if the drinking age is at 21 the risk of those people giving alcohol to younger kids that are 18 on a college campus is less dangerous than a 18 giving alcohol to a 16 year old. click here

Blog 6

The article I picked out is an article about abortion. The first article was pro life, therefore it was against abortion. The main idea of the article was that abortion is murder and that every person has a right to life even if they aren’t born yet. The slogan pro life is a referring to that they are for the life of the baby and that abortion is like killing another person that is living. The second article was pro choice meaning they are for abortion. pro choice means that the person has the right on whether they want to have an abortion or not because it’s her body. The argument was more convincing to me. The second article showed evidence that people should have the right to control their own bodies. However my opinion on the topic has not changed. I still feel that the act abortion is murder. Click here

I think my speech could’ve been a lot better than it was. I think my main problem is that I didn’t articulate my words. I should have came dressed a little bit more formal. i think I was talking a little fast so i think If I slowed down I would have made a more clearer speech. I think that my eyes were wondering and that I didn’t have a set focus point with my eyes. I could have improved on not looking down at my notes as much as I did I think that would have improved my score. My visual aid was okay I think that if I had better charts my audience could have followed along better. The speech structure its self I think was pretty good I had a pretty introduction I gave an introduction and told what topic I was going to speak about. In the middle I had a counter argument that addressed the other side to my argument. The conclusion summarized the speech and the argument and had a call to action.

Blog 8

Capitol punishment or the death penalty should be outlawed in the United States and should replaced with a life with a parole. Life with out prison is the best alternative to the death penalty. The cost that it takes to maintain the death penalty is entirely too much money. For example the in the state of California death penalty is costing them over 135 million dollars per year. If the states that have the death penalty switch to LWOP life with out parole it will save them at least 11 million dollars per year. The argument for the death penalty is that keeping this harsh penalty will deter people from committing crimes. So the theory is that the death penalty will in a sense stop crime because of the fear of being put on death row. However many researches and charts show that the states with no death penalty have a significantly lower rate of crime than the death penalty states. The death penalty also has a risk of killing an innocent person. At least 10 people on death row have been let go, and there could be a countless number of people that have been falsely executed. In my opinion with the deterrence theory being proven wrong the death penalty has no use. The main reason for me why I’m against the death penalty is the cost there is too much money that is going towards this punishment that has no use. Contact the senators to your state to change this policy. click here

Blog 7

The product and celebrity I’m going to go over is the Michael and Hanes. Michael is a perfect fit for this job. Although Michael is not the most qualified person to endorse underwear he does a pretty god job. Hanes is companies that sells clothing but are famous for their boxer briefs. The endorsement that Jordan does is the one for the boxer briefs. I think that this good choice because Michael Jordan is a name that anyone knows. Even if most people have not watched basket ball they still know who Michael Jordan is. Even though he doesn’t have the expertise in clothing as a fashion designer Michael knows how to talk in front a camera.

There is a lot of ting that I could have done to improve the quality this speech. The first mistake that I realized that I talk to fast and speed through my sentences which made the video seems short. I could have done a better job of facing the camera and talking towards the camera when showing the throwing motion. I think that I should have spent a little more time giving a back ground of why people throw the football and where you can throw the football (park, gym, backyard etc). I also should have went more in depth at each phase of throwing the football. The introduction was okay but it could have been to longer and better. i think i couldve done a better job of explaining the middle steps more.The ending was okay it did review all the points that were in the speech.

Blog 5

Its traditional that every summer markets come sprouting up but in this article it states that the winter markets are becoming more and more popular. To me it sounded kind of strange to have a market in the winter months. I was not aware that farmers markets were becoming so popular in the winter. I always thought the food in the summer were the only ones sold in markets. “Vermont, a state known for its long winters, has seen a recent influx of winter farmers’ markets. Currently, 18 markets throughout the state are open in the winter months”. The same costumers from the summer show up in the winter, “I love the summer market,” she says, “so I thought I’d just show up”. The winter markets are not only getting those customers but new ones also The market is a great new way to get people to eat fresh food all year round. The article says that the winter markets are somewhat similar to the summer ones. I think that having these winter markets is a great idea.


blog 4

The product I picked that has questionable health claims is the breakfast cereal cheerios. I use this product almost every day or when I can. I think that cheerios is a healthy cereal choice and also is delicious. On the cover of a box of cheerios there are claims that the cereal can lower cholesterol and help with preventing critical heart disease. These claims have the FDA upset about how General mills worded the benefits of cheerios on the box; they even went as far as sending general mills a warning letter. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the claims made on the boxes of cheerios violates the federal law. The FDA does allow food companies, like general mills, to advertise health benefits that their products has. However, the FDA says that only FDA approved drugs are allowed to make such claims about their product. Therefore the health claims that are on the cheerios cereal box are technically considered unauthorized statements. The cheerios box claims that it can lower cholesterol points as much as 4% in 6 weeks. Cheerios is proven to lower cholesterol, however it fails to mention the only way it will lower your cholesterol is if you already have a good diet. The experts say that the “science is not the question” and that the only thing in question is the wording on the box. I would still recommend this product because even though box fails to mention some important aspects of loosing cholesterol I still think it is a healthy choice cereal.


Blog 3

The meal I decided to make is one of my all time favorite dinners, Fettuccine Alfredo. I’m going to keep the drink simple, with just a glass of ice water. First, I have to buy the pasta, Alfredo sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Also I’m going to buy salt and garlic to add a little extra flavor to the sauce. Then when I get home I take out two pots, a strainer, and a glass. After that I use one pot to boil some water and a little bit of salt. When the water starts to boil a little bit I put the pasta in there until it softens up. I always make sure the water doesn’t get too hot and that the pasta doesn’t get too soft to where it starts to break apart. Then I use the second pot to heat up the Alfredo sauce over the stove. When it’s been on for a minute or two I add the cheese and a little bit of salt and two or three cloves of chopped garlic. When the pasta is softened enough I take it out and put in a strainer to drain the water then put the pasta on a plate to wait for the sauce. I let the sauce sit a little bit longer than the pasta so it can thicken and let the flavors of the garlic and other spices emerge. After the Alfredo sauce is cooked to taste I turn off the stove and let it cool off for atleast three minutes. During this time I put up all the ingredients I used and I get out the glass and fill it with ice water. Then I put the pot not in use and the strainer in the sink. Then when the sauce is cooled enough I out it over the pasta and enjoy my Fettuccine Alfredo. When I’m done I put the plate glass and the last pot in the sink and clean them.

I disagree with Pollan’s claims that the want of healthier food vs. better tasting food is the reason why we are switch to low fat foods. One reason is because most people that I know quickly choose the better tasting food over the healthier ones and also do savor their foods instead of eat for the nutritional value.

After making the food my opinion didn’t change I ate the food to savor it and I wasn’t paying much attention to what the nutritional values were.

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