It is also betraying the easiness of the accessibility of PED’s for athletes to obtain. “Provided by his mother, his girlfriend and his kelpie”, is making a mockery and jokes of the available access to PED’s. It uses humour and ridicules examples of what is said in court to show readers how idiotic and how much of a waste it is for courts. All three items about the use of drugs in sport have both positives and negatives showing both views of the issue. Leong’s piece is saying that athletes aren’t only to blame, with good points like the amount of pressure we, the public, the fans have put on them.
But this drug is ruining the game just as fast as it is ruing people’s lives. It’s being abused in many ways because in today’s world, you need to be the biggest, the strongest, and the fastest in order to be the best. Steroids give athletes an easy way to do that. Professional’s use it, and it rains down through college athletes, who only want to become professionals, and all the way down to youth athletes, who only want to be like their idols. What all these athletes are overlooking is the serious harm that it can do to your body, inside and out.
The only physicians the author interviews in his book involve the topic of genetic doping. How could you write a book on steroids and not interview Harrison Pope, M.D. from Harvard, the leading expert on anabolic steroids? Jendrick dismisses the medical consequences of steroid use, blaming the media for sensationalizing and spreading misinformation about steroids. While I agree that the media uses scare tactics to alarm the public and grab more ratings, his claim that 99% of testicular shrinkage returns to previous size after discontinuation of steroids is more irresponsible.
He uses statistics showing, there are billions of dollars put aside for those who get affected by the side effects of the drugs. Elliott shows how Americans are jealous of athletes and they “secretly want to see stars fail”(para 3). Based on these arguments presented, Elliott does a fabulous job convincing the audience that there are problems with drug usage and how easily they are accessible. The author grabs the audience’s attention by claiming how easily drugs are prescribed by doctors or attained via the black market. Elliott uses ample amounts of examples that shows how America is slowly turning to drugs for every short-come presented.
We pay in the loss of a priceless social currency as families are destroyed, trust between friends is betrayed, and promising careers are never fulﬁlled. I cannot imagine sanctioning behavior that would increase that toll” He expresses the same tone on page 10. He answered another statement “Drugs use should be legal since users only harm themselves.” By stating “those who believe this should stand by the medical exam miner as he counts the 36 bullet wounds in the shatterered corpse of a three-year old who happened to get in the way of his mothers drug-crazed boyfriend. It seems Bennett is confident he is right and that he doesn’t even consider being fair-minded in some of his
By comparing the more usefulness a knife has than a gun, sarcasm irradiates when she writes “a general substitution of knives would promote physical fitness” (line 5). The hyperbole used shows that a knife creates physical activity whereas a gun might diffuse the common man from a life of physical fitness; furthermore, the hyperbole shows the passion Ivins has against handgun ownership. When Ivins uses the rhetorical question “how do they know [that owning guns] was the dearest wish of Thomas Jefferson’s heart that the teenage drug dealers should cruise the cities of the nation perforating their fellow citizens with assault riffles,” yet again she expresses her witty style against handgun ownership (16- 18). The exaggeration expressed by Ivins “dearest with of Thomas Jefferson” expresses her passion completely against the ownership of a gun. A tone shift occurs from sarcasm to passionate occurs when Ivins states “a gun is literally the power to kill” (50).
The Television programme 7:30 report has released a clip named powder keg. Powder keg focuses on a drug scandal which threatens to destroy a rugby league club. The reports target audience is sporting fans but in particular fans of the sport rugby league. The clip does not support one side of the argument more then another and includes opinions from recognised people as well as factual information supporting both sides of the argument. The report takes on a very dark and serious tone from start to finish.
Death? She should have all the honor that we can give her!” (218). Antigone changing the public’s opinion had an effect on Creons set punishment, he then realized how the original punishment did not fit the crime and decreased the cruelty. Harvey Milk went out of his way to change the publics’ opinion on gay rights, he felt as though he had a voice to be heard. Milk kept busy with protesting and giving speeches on gay rights and really enlightened many people’s thoughts on the topic.
Many people believe drugs are what have brought our society to become so corrupt. I used to think this too, however, I was so wrong about them. They’re great! They may be somewhat expensive, but hey that’s okay. I know as long as I’m addicted to them the way I am, I could live forever.
These different institutes presented in the movie, both political and scientific, play a role in the discovery of AIDS. I agree that these institutes have conflicts because of an uncertain virus and how money is the deciding factor in most of their decisions. It is seen in the movie how the bathhouse is not shut down by the public health, for they still do not have any proof; also, blood tests are not approved until it is too late, for it costs too much. I find Dr. Gallo’s motive unacceptable because of the part where he calls Dr. Francis who has given blind samples to the French. “You sent blind samples to the French,” Dr. Gallo furiously says to Dr. Francis.