Henrietta’s family never received any compensation or at least the courtesy to know that Henrietta was alive in a sense. Once her family knew they took the information and understood that the cells were doing good for the common man but at the time of realizing cells were taken from Henrietta without their knowledge they felt it was not right. Theses ethical problems challenged what I believe is right. In my future years as a physician, I will have to make many tough decisions based on the idea of
Chris had just graduated college with honors and had a bright future ahead of him but decided to leave all that behind just to die alone in the wild. Chris didn't have that many reasons to go to Alaska except that he just wanted to live a free life away from Americas society.“ We were both about the same age and had a similar idea in mind; to live a free life in the Alaska wild (Peter Christian)”. Chris just wanted to live a free life and Christian understands this. “McCandless tramped his way across North America determined to live completely free of the trappings of modern society. He was intoxicated by nature and the idea of a great Alaskan adventure — to survive in the bush totally on his own (Neal Karlinsky)”.
It has caused us and our next generations loose the balance of the value in our lives. If everyone in the world adopts the Americans’ idea that becoming materialistic or rich is what we want to pursue for live better, only one earth is definitely not enough to support everything we need. It is urgent to bring back the enduring values on faith, family, responsibility, generosity and friendship to guide this country before we can not fix the balance. More importantly, the earth is already become worse than before. The environmental pollution in most countries is really bad, and natural calamities happen frequently.
Because people don't dispose of the plastic bags properly they get into water ways which eventually affect the see life as well as all other animals and living organisms including plants. Chemicals are released in the air causing harm to everyone and everything. The plastic ends up around animals or plants causing suffocation and stress to the living, which results to death. Plastic bags have become such a huge problem because of the large amount of plastic bags on earth. If you were in charge, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use?
When individuals file bankruptcies, their credits are affected; they are not able to buy big item appliances and purchases. They are placed in financial cocoon for a while depriving the local economy of their contribution. When they do buy, they are faced with high interest rates, which in turn can have a dual effect. Some individuals might feel so overwhelmed that they give up working and trying to make ends meet and resort to criminal activities, or depend on government handouts. The crime affects the local community in so many ways depending on the kind of criminal activity.
Firstly, they assert that the increase in immigrants is diluting the American votes in politics. Many of the immigrants are of races whose thoughts and beliefs are very different than ours, consequently they are taking away from our votes and changing our society (document # 3). Secondly, they contend that many of the immigrants are from the lower classes of society, they are the weak and crippled, and so they have fled here only to dishevel our moral (document # 4). These immigrants are vastly involved in criminal activities, such as liquor trafficking, and fill our jails and insane asylums. These sorts of characters are damaging to our standard of civilization.
Taxpayers dislike money going to prisons. Law-abiding people do not have much in common with prisoners. Businesses don’t sell much to prisoners. Prison industries inside prison lose money and cannot succeed with government control. The media prefer sensational stories about egregious criminal behavior.
Fracking in Appalachia Approximately 40,000 gallons of 600 different types of chemicals are used each time a gas well is tapped, according to dangersoffracking.com. Fracking in Appalachia needs to be banned due to the negative effects it has on the environment and the people that live within it. Fracking makes oil easily accessible, but at what cost? It pollutes the air around us and our drinking water with its procedure. Fracking is making our country a harder place to live.
Reflection Before this assignment, I was never extremely concerned about the environment. Of course I have always sorted my trash from recycling, but because I was unaware of the threats posed and destruction happening in the bigger picture, I was never able to take any action to fix it. Since researching an eco activist and also interviewing one, I have become more environmentally conscience. For my eco activist research assignment, I researched Julia Butterfly (Hill). Butterfly joined an environmental cause that opposed the destruction of the redwood forests in Humboldt County, California.