Israel versus Hamas

4 01 2009

In my opinion Israel is making the wrong decision by attacking Gaza. Their invasion has failed in the sense that it didn’t accomplish what it set out to do, which was stopping the rocket attacks. They have killed over 500 innocent civilians. But in reality they have killed much more. They have stopped humanitarian aid, which brings food and medical supplies for the people of Gaza, which in turn have probably caused more deaths than the 500 caused be their invasion.

Also the Hamas rocket attacks hasn’t killed a single person so far, and they’ve been launching them for a good amount of time right now. I think that Israel’s retaliation has gone a little too far.

You don’t fight a way this way. Unlike the US army who go out of their way to avoid civilian causalities, the Israelis are carelessly killing the innocents. What Israel should have done is let food and trade go through the borders of Gaza, let their civilians have their way. Maybe then the rocket attacks would stop? Instead they use their army, which yes invaded Gaza and divided into three parts. But has the rockets stopped? No.

In the beginning before Israel air striked gaza the people there might have been unhappy with their government because supplies were scarce and people were suffering. They might have been happy if someone overthrew the Hama government. Now instead of being angry at the Hamas government they are pissed at Israel for killing over 500 of their own. The Hamas could use this as propganda and recruit people into their cause, thereby making the invasion of Israeli army more difficult.

The part that bothers me though is that the US blocked a UN, which means that the US is actually backing the Israel’s side. Right now what the two sides needs is peace and stability, war and conflict will not solve anyone’s problems. Also the US has now gained one more enemy…..this is bad because this might result in increased levels of terrorism, which puts my life in danger.

This all boils down to this: If both sides the Hamas and Israel can reach a peaceful agreement then everyone would be happy. The civilians on both sides would be safe and happy. It would bring stability to the region and prevent further warfare.

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Why Obama’s not the right choice

1 11 2008

I’ll be honest, I’m a McCain supporter. I live in a middle class household with parents earning the middle class wage. Yet I am still a big supporter of John McCain, did I forget to mention I’m also a minority? (I’m Chinese).

In my opinion Obama seems like the kind of person whose pride is his greatest enemy. For example his campaign seal very closely matches the president’s seal. He acts like he won the election already; he’s already making plans on which he is going to appoint to work for him. What if you lose Obama? What if you lose the general election? Have you ever thought for a single second that you might not win?

Obama’s plans are great, I would love a tax cut and I would love to get a couple thousand dollars worth of tax credits when I get into college. But are they really practical? In order to give us that thousand dollar tax cut he’s going to have to heavily tax the rich, which is going to hurt both our economy and our job market. Bad economy=no jobs, no jobs=no money……..

Plus what happened to campaign finance reform Obama? Oh did you decide to ditch that issue after you spent more than any other presidential candidate in US history? According to CNN, Obama has spent around 270 million dollars on advertising and McCain has spent around 125 million dollars. Obama’s spending more than twice the amount than McCain, and yet according to real clear politics he only has around a 5-6 point lead. Mathematically he should have a 33.3 point lead over McCain. If they had the same amount of money, I guarantee you Obama would be losing right now!

The one scary thing I have realized about Obama is that he’s changed his mind on issues after he discovers that switching sides would get him more votes. Obama’s so desperate for the white house that there is no real way of determining what would happen when he actually gets into the white house. He might develop a totally new platform, he might change his mind on policies and issues just like he did with offshore drilling.

Also, Obama’s against nuclear power. How do you achieve energy independence without utilizing one of the most environmentally clean (zero CO2 emissions) and one of the most cost efficient ways of getting electricity? Does this guy want us to burn coal for another 4 years? You’re going to have to get that energy from somewhere and the US simply doesn’t have to natural resources.

Point is, Vote for McCain, Obama’s not the correct choice for the white house. He’s inexperienced, vain, and his overall arrogance is going to cost him the election and the ticket to the white house!





General Election 2008

6 09 2008

This years residental elections are seriously screwed up. All the good people aren’t running, instead we’re stuck with Obama, whose inexperienced, arrogant, and wants to increase taxes. One the other hand we have McCain who might be kind of like Bush. Why can’t Al Gore run again?

If Al Gore was elected instead of bush in 2000 then we wouldn’t have the idiotic war on middle east, not would our enviroment be so screwed up, and we wouldn’t be in debt. Gore or someone good should run for president this year. If Bill Clintion was running or Gore was running then obama or mccain wouldn’t stand a chance. With Bill we actually had a surplus of money in th governement, not a mountain of debt.

Whats really screwed up is that gore actually had the majority of people wanting him to be president in the election, stupid supreme court……damn them





Got to be Kidding

8 06 2008

Fcps is the worst school district to be in. OMFG, other schools in the US has the 10 point grading scale, meaning 90-100 is an A and they get a 1.0 weighted grade on AP and .5 on honors classes in high school. Meaning honors full score is 4.5, and AP is 5.0.

So unfair, other kids will have the advantage when it comes to applying for college. Guess who gets stuck with the bad GPA and might have to go to some shit school, have a shit career, and have a shit life cuz of some dumb school system that wants to be different from every other school in the state, possibly the entire US.

They should not make it hard for us to get As, we r the ones paying the tax so we should have a say in the practices of the school system. There are over 5000 thousand people against this grading system. I have a 93 in geometry right now, its a 3.5 on my GPA. I should be getting a 4.0 if i moved like 20 miles towards loundon county. I should actually have a 4.5 if i was in another county cuz of the .5 bonus they give to honor courses. FCPS only gives the .5 bonus to AP courses while other school systems give a full 1.0.

So damn unfair, I want to move to some other school god damn it!





How Ethanol Backfired

13 05 2008

Biofuels is actually worsening global warming, driving up food prices, and ruining our environment. In reality biofuel made from sugar cane is the only type of fuel that is efficient enough to cut emission and help our environment. Corn is one of the most inefficient types of plants to make biofuel from, and also the most expensive. According to Popular Science, we currently have 13 million diesel engines, which can run on biofuel made from planets like corn, soybeans, and sugarcane

The Amazon rain forests, the jewel of our planet, are being cut down to plant soybeans to supply the ethanol market. Only a fraction of the once magnificent rain forest remains. Rain forests is not only a major supplier of our oxygen it also has the ability to store the carbon, the element that is the cause of global warming. Large amounts of forests are burned during deforestation and all of those carbon are being released into the air. This in turn increase our greenhouse gases and increase global warming. Global warming is real, not a myth created by scientists, we have to do everything we can to stop it. According to Time, “750,000 acres of Brazilian rain forest were lost in the last six months of 2007, (equal to the area of Rhode Island).

According to Time magazine, the amount of corn it takes to make the ethanol used to fill a SUV could feed a person for 365 days. There are people going to bed every night starving in many developing countries like Africa. We should no be making fuel to power our cars when those food can save a person from starving or dying. So in other words we car more about our cars than we do the people.

Corn made ethanol is affecting our entire economy, and most of them are bad. Many soybean planters have switched to corn because the demand for corn has risen more profits can be earned from selling corn. The demand for soybeans have grown due to the fact that so many farmers switched to corn. Farmers in Brazil have displaced pastures for ranch animals and cleared away amazon rain forest land to meet the global demand for soybeans.

Ethanol is not what everyone thinks it to be. It cannot be our solution to independence from foreign fuel because even if we converted all of the land in the U.S. to be farm land we would only satisfy about 20% of all our fuel needs. Politicians and big business are pushing for ethanol because for politicians it seems like they are doing something to help save global warming and big businesses can make huge amounts of money at the same time. In reality ethanol from corn is not efficient enough, unlike sugarcane ethanol, to actually cut more emission that it takes to make the fuel. It corrodes pipelines so its hard to transport. Yet, according to Time magazine, the biofuel market will reach around 100 billion in 2010. Out of 10,000 things in an actual grocery store about 2,500 will be either made with corn or processed or have something to do with corn. Are you ready to pay more for daily products during the recession?





Tibet….

10 05 2008

When the US “acquired” Hawaii did anyone boycott their Olympics? Or made all those pesky news stories about how human rights isn’t in place or some person got shot because they were in a protest. The history books made it clear that US acquired Hawaii without killing anyone or forced anything on anyone…..be practical. History books are not all that accurate.

Heres the thing: Tibet is one of the most isolated and possibly one of the most poorest places on Earth. China decided to take it over during the Second World War. We have pretty much brought civilization to their very small and isolated island. We have made it possible for them to travel out of Tibet and maybe get a different job besides raising chickens and farming land. They wouldn’t even have a railroad if it weren’t for China.

China has one of those policies that if your an ethnic groups that has a population under some certain amount then you can have a self-governing  government. Which means China lets you have your own system of government. There are something live over 200 of those groups in China. Most located in the Inner Mongolia region. Tibet counts as one of them, I think, not one hundred percent sure on this. If you know the answer feel free to leave comment to share info with all of us.

China has always been right on one thing, and that is protesting. If you look into Chinese history whenever there is protest there has always been bloodshed and Tibet is not the first groups of people to experience this. The Communist government is kind of scared of getting overthrown, but then again who isn’t?

So in the end the blame lies on the Dalia Lama. He supports peaceful protests but it is a form of protest nonetheless. And the human rights arguement is old, people in mainland China have the same rights, they are living happily and are living in a prosperous country. Tibet just needs a bit of time to adapt and China should try to control the protest, not crush it, and maybe hear them out on what they have to say. In the end though Tibet cannot possibly hope to get out of the control of China, so they should accept the new change and hopefully prosper like the people living in China.





Know When to Give Up Hiliary

10 05 2008

Every encounter one of those situation on an auction site. Where you know you want the item and you know you just know your going to win but this pesky guy keeps bidding the minimum amount just to try and hopefully win the item. In the end you pay a high price and he doesn’t win squat, and your thinkin asshole….

Exact same thing is happening with this year’s democratic primaries. Hiliary is like a pain in the ass for Obama. According to a poll displayed in Time Magazine, if Hiliary and McCain ran against each other right now they would have a tie, on the other hand if Obama ran against McCain then he would beat the Republicans by 3 percent. Shes evidently not up to the task of running against Obama. If she really wants her party to win this election she should just back off.

Okay to get a real sense of what opinions real people have everyone who reads this blog post reply with a comment on whether you want Obama, Hiliary, Or McCain to win. This will also give the reader of this post a more realistic sense of what average people think about the candidates.

But honestly think about it. The analogy in the beginning of this post had an ending of a lose-lose situation. If Hiliary keeps attacking Obama at this point in the race when she is evidently going to lose the primaries, then the only thing that would do is keep Obama from winning the general elections against McCain. If she drops out she might have another chance to run again four years from now.