Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If my life could have a bombass soundtrack, to represent it, it would be comprised of these awesome songs:

"Gold and Purple"-Isaiah Obie and Ylli Berisha
First and formost, I got to represent my high school, Madison East! Four years at that school and I loved it, all the good times and the bad. This song was created by East High students last year as a remix to "Black and Yellow".

"Grenade"-Bruno Mars
Pretty much sums it up ;]

USMC Cadences
There's too much for me to list, but I listened to these songs last year what I had decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corp. I was pretty much set to go, all I had to do was sign my papers, get my physical, and pick my MOS and boot camp ship out date. But parents got in the way, and now I'm here..lol
OORAH Semper Fi.

"Learning Love"-Donnellshawn
There's so many things that I need to learn, how to love being one of them haha. I have so much to improve on; I learned this the hard way. But I think I'm learning ;]

"Made in Tibet"-Shapaley
This song is by a Tibetan who lives in Europe. I am Tibetan and this song, in my opinion, express the importance of remembering my who I am as well as respecting my parents for all they have done. By the way, he along with other artists will be performing at Segrados on Dec 3rd which is this Friday! Come on out and check them out! http://www.facebook.com/events/239326949449516/

"The One"-Michealangelo
This song is special to me because this is a song that I dedicated to my ex-girlfriend and I sang this to her many times. Good times...

"All of the Lights Remix"-Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, and Drake
Whenever I need to pump up and get focused when I work out or do sports this is what I listen to constantly. It really helps me get my game face on and once I do I don't play around. I play to win.

"My life Be Like"-Gritz
This one song pretty much sums everything up! I have a pretty good soundtrack to my life.

This soundtrack of mine is pretty diverse in its messages and meanings. It shows that I am unique and I'm sure no-one will have the same soundtrack as me because I'm one of a kind ;]

Monday, November 21, 2011

Research Practice!

Research Question (I changed it): Is space colonization possible?

"In November, the House committee on science and technology released its report based on the hearings in July. It called for a 25 percent increase in NASA's funding, or some $750 million, "to lay the foundation for advanced projects, such as moon bases and orbital colonies." The chairman of the subcommittee which had held the hearings, Don Fuqua of Florida, issued a statement: "It is hard to predict tomorrow, and although I do not have the vision to say precisely where the future will take us, I do know that our space program is only in its infancy stage."

Heppenheimer, TA. 1977. "Colonies in Space." Chapter 2. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nss.org/settlement/ColoniesInSpace/index.html

My source for the research question that I will be investigating was found on the National Space Society's website. It is an electronic version of an old book which provides detail and information regarding space colonization of different planets and our technology. I believe that this is a very reliable source in that it is from a governmental agency and also because I followed the the original information that I found to this book that it was quoted from. I could use the information obtained from this book to highlight that fact that many people thought that space colonization was possible and within our limits of technology. But just as a declaimer, this book is from the late 70's and technology has dramatically changed resulting in a even more likelihood of colonizing space.

"Permanent communities can be built and inhabited off the Earth. The following chapters present a detailed description of a system for the colonization of space. It is not the best system that can be devised; nor is it complete. Not all the important questions about how and why to colonize space have been posed. Of those that have, not all have been answered satisfactorily. Nevertheless, the 10-week summer study is the most thorough and comprehensive one made to date. On its basis space colonization appears to be technically feasible, while the obstacles to further expansion of human frontiers in this way are principally philosophical, political, and social rather than technological."

Johnson RD, and Holbrow C. 1977. Space Settlements: A Design Study. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nss.org/settlement/nasa/75SummerStudy/Design.html

The above quotation is from the same site however it is different people's opinions on space habitation and whether it is possible or not; which is what my reserach question focuses on. This article talks about the specs and possiblities of space colonies and how they can thrive. This could be incorporated into my paper by telling what sort of technologies can allow us to do so.

Research Practice!

Research Question (I changed it): Is space colonization possible?



"In November, the House committee on science and technology released its report based on the hearings in July. It called for a 25 percent increase in NASA's funding, or some $750 million, "to lay the foundation for advanced projects, such as moon bases and orbital colonies." The chairman of the subcommittee which had held the hearings, Don Fuqua of Florida, issued a statement: "It is hard to predict tomorrow, and although I do not have the vision to say precisely where the future will take us, I do know that our space program is only in its infancy stage."

Heppenheimer, TA. 1977. "Colonies in Space." Chapter 2. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nss.org/settlement/ColoniesInSpace/index.html

My source for the research question that I will be investigating was found on the National Space Society's website. It is an electronic version of an old book which provides detail and information regarding space colonization of different planets and our technology. I believe that this is a very reliable source in that it is from a governmental agency and also because I followed the the original information that I found to this book that it was quoted from. I could use the information obtained from this book to highlight that fact that many people thought that space colonization was possible and within our limits of technology. But just as a declaimer, this book is from the late 70's and technology has dramatically changed resulting in a even more likelihood of colonizing space.


"Permanent communities can be built and inhabited off the Earth. The following chapters present a detailed description of a system for the colonization of space. It is not the best system that can be devised; nor is it complete. Not all the important questions about how and why to colonize space have been posed. Of those that have, not all have been answered satisfactorily. Nevertheless, the 10-week summer study is the most thorough and comprehensive one made to date. On its basis space colonization appears to be technically feasible, while the obstacles to further expansion of human frontiers in this way are principally philosophical, political, and social rather than technological."

Johnson RD, and Holbrow C. 1977. Space Settlements: A Design Study. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nss.org/settlement/nasa/75SummerStudy/Design.html

The above quotation is from the same site however it is different people's opinions on space habitation and whether it is possible or not; which is what my reserach question focuses on. This article talks about the specs and possiblities of space colonies and how they can thrive. This could be incorporated into my paper by telling what sort of technologies can allow us to do so.

Research Practice

Research Question (I changed it): Is space colonization possible?



"In November, the House committee on science and technology released its report based on the hearings in July. It called for a 25 percent increase in NASA's funding, or some $750 million, "to lay the foundation for advanced projects, such as moon bases and orbital colonies." The chairman of the subcommittee which had held the hearings, Don Fuqua of Florida, issued a statement: "It is hard to predict tomorrow, and although I do not have the vision to say precisely where the future will take us, I do know that our space program is only in its infancy stage."

Heppenheimer, TA. 1977. "Colonies in Space." Chapter 2. Retrieved from http://www.nss.org/settlement/ColoniesInSpace/index.html

My source for the research question that I will be investigating was found on the National Space Society's website. It is an electronic version of an old book which provides detail and information regarding space colonization of different planets and our technology. I believe that this is a very reliable source in that it is from a governmental agency and also because I followed the the original information that I found to this book that it was quoted from. I could use the information obtained from this book to highlight that fact that many people thought that space colonization was possible and within our limits of technology. But just as a declaimer, this book is from the late 70's and technology has dramatically changed resulting in a even more likelihood of colonizing space.


"Permanent communities can be built and inhabited off the Earth. The following chapters present a detailed description of a system for the colonization of space. It is not the best system that can be devised; nor is it complete. Not all the important questions about how and why to colonize space have been posed. Of those that have, not all have been answered satisfactorily. Nevertheless, the 10-week summer study is the most thorough and comprehensive one made to date. On its basis space colonization appears to be technically feasible, while the obstacles to further expansion of human frontiers in this way are principally philosophical, political, and social rather than technological."

Johnson RD, and Holbrow C. 1977. Space Settlements: A Design Study. Retrieved from http://www.nss.org/settlement/nasa/75SummerStudy/Design.html

The above quotation is from the same site however it is different people's opinions on space habitation and whether it is possible or not; which is what my reserach question focuses on. This article talks about the specs and possiblities of space colonies and how they can thrive. This could be incorporated into my paper by telling what sort of technologies can allow us to do so.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chapter 10 Summary

Chapter 10 brought to light the false labels of certain disorders in the DSM checklists and how drug companies are making money based on those disorders in hopes of 'curing' them. In this chapter Ronson interviews both Robert Spitzer and Allen Frances who were involved in creating the DSM checklists. They both seem to agree to the fact that some of their disorders seem to be more normal and in fact may actually be normal instead of an disorder. Being so, they don't want to think of the possibility that they may have gotten more then one disorder wrong. An example that was given which research showed that the disorder was more commonly found in adolescents as bipolar disorder. By using the checklists young children were diagnosed with the disorder when in reality they could have just been overly hyper. With the discovery of many new disorders, drug companies began making drugs that would be able to 'fix' them. They made a lot of profit from their sales and their were instances where it seemed as if clinics were prescribing certain medication more frequently due to funding from drug companies in order to make money. Overall chapter 10 goes into detail of how disorders were thought up and how some of them were not real disorders.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chapter 8 and 9!!

Chapter 8, The Madness of David Shayler, talked about a person named David who was very muc into conspiracy theories. This chapter talks about a female named Rachel who was a victim of a terrorist attack on 7/7. David and other conspiracy theorists claimed that the event never happened and that Rachel was actually a group of men who took up a persona of a female and spread stories to make it seem real. David took his madness even further by claiming that the planes involved in 9/11 were actually missiles and not real plans. He then took it even further by claiming he was the Messiah. At this point he lost reputation faded out of the media spotlight.

I liked reading this chapter because I think that conspiracy theories are interesting. I am not saying that I believe in them but rather I like hearing about them and people's perspectives are on them. It's crazy how people invest so much time in trying to prove that events such as 9/11 never happened and they come up with their evidence. As for chapter 9, I agree with the statement that even though the psycho path test was made for good use, there are people out there who use it for their own gains.

Monday, October 31, 2011

BLOG!!!!!

Gladwell explains some of the problems with plagiarism. One of them being even though at times it may seem like plagiarism, there are phrases, or music wise, beats, that are really common and are easily mistakable as being plagiarized. For example, there may be a catchy tune in one song that is similar in another song. Would that be considered plagiarism? No, because in music its just not possible to come up with extremely new tunes without having to incorporate some melody that will be similar to at least one other song.

I believe that plagiarism is a big problem because the term 'plagiarism' has been expanded to be very broad and includes many types of plagiarism such as word for word. Yeah it makes sense why it would be considered plagiarism if someone did that and it was really obvious none of what they wrote is theirs. But have people considered that words can be used over again in same order and people might not realize that someone else has said it already? Words don't belong to just one person; it's not like someone can say, "Roses are Red" and claim that they said it first and anyone else that says it is plagiarizing. That's stupid. If someone says, "This research was done to study the effects of blah blah" and the research that someone is talking about about says that they did the research to study blah blah, would that be considered plagiarism? In my opinion, no. It's a common phrase or combination of words that people use. However, if the writer included an idea that was thought up by someone else, then that is considered plagiarism in my opinion. As I mentioned before, there are some picky rules as to what is considered plagiarism and it has been distorted such that everything can be considered plagiarism.