A World of No

We are faced with a world of “no’s.” We are given a life to live, a standing in which our family will remain, and a job to do so that we may repay the debts which we acquired in order to gain this position. “No, you can’t achieve your dreams.” “No, your money belongs to the government.” “No, you are not secure.” This “dog eat dog” world has no room for the weak or the underprivileged. Those dogs will be eaten in a heartbeat. We consume the resources of the world, giving back being only an afterthought. We kill, simply for our beliefs, or simply out of greed. People, families, nations die, and ...

Disney Dreamworld?

“Story book endings, fairy tales coming true…” Age five, and the Disney princess phase has begun. After seeing these classic childhood tales we all want to be exactly like them, to have our very own fairy tale wedding and marry our own prince Charming who would wisk us away to our Cinderella castle. We made paper towel isles and walked down it throwing petals as we hummed the wedding march. Posing our favorite teddy bear or tricking the next-door neighbor to deck a paper bow tie and stand at the end of the paper towel stream as we marched across the paper lining while the stuffed animal congre ...

Solving World Problems – Shaken Not Stirred With A Hint Of Lime

It helps to feel less insane when one is not alone; then more people are insane and that might actually make the minority of people who are supposedly sane, insane for being sane... Moving on here is a random collection of "what if" pondering solutions to today's problems. Problem: Overpopulation Solution: Parallel Worlds Due to the increasing technology in the fields of medicine and bioengineering for mass food production(among other sciences), the average life span of the average individual is steadily increasing. The new fountain of youth is now even believed to be cloning and biogenetic ...

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is honored with the title, “Father of Everything Sci-Fi” for a great many reasons, but the main ones would be his capturing every single aspect of realism and the unknown in a single word. His words are a reflection to our human weaknesses, and that of the greater threat of the great many things we don’t have control of, which is an idea that, at best, leaves us trembling at dark corners. He speaks of the alien life forms of something not in style romantic at all. Though, at the time, many writers were taking literary liberties and explaining even cold-blooded convicts to be, in som ...

could the english language take over the world?

Recent studies reveal that in the past decades, the English language has drastically distributed to almost all corners of the world. I believe that the English culture shouldn’t be ubiquitous because of the frantic outcome it would make in many situations. The effect of declaring English as the universal language would suffocate other culture. For one, we would loose the different colors of the world; foreign language and intelligences would become extinct, and tourism would disease sluggishly. Just because English is a language, doesn’t mean it won’t do anything to ones culture; in fact it d ...

Technology: The Key to Our World

Facebook: the most popular social networking site in existence. With “more than 350 million active users”, nearly everyone between the ages of 13 and 30 are updating their statuses and writing on friends’ walls constantly (www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics). It has reshaped the way people communicate. We live in a world that revolves around technology. iPods, cell phones, laptops, and the World Wide Web have made all the things we enjoy in life so much more convenient. However, some find that the ability to communicate without face-to-face interaction is becoming a deterrent to our so ...

world

I looked at every leaves wondering which one I wanted To put in my notebook and have it fly away into my dreams and the symphonies I will create But to choose one that would be with me forever was hard I looked for a while wonder which one fit But all and all none came through they all where moments that made up a lifetime and to pickk just one that would never work

Back to the Real World

I felt the sweat droplets on my face and opened the front door to another disappointing wisp of hot air. I was positive I had never been so hot in my life. Hurricane Ike had come over Houston and took all the electricity with it. My phone was dead along with my iPod, computer, and television. The air conditioning and lights were both out. I felt as if there was absolutely nothing to do. I stepped outside and was stunned to see people. Not just the few neighbors surrounding my house but people I had never even seen before! I had no idea there were so many kids on my street. Everywhere I looked ...

Around The World In 80 Days

Characters: Phileas Fogg - rich single man Passepartout - faithful French valet Aouda - Indian princess Captain Speedy, Sir Francis and Detective Fix The Story: One day, some London bankers and circle of friends, Phileas Fogg, a wealthy bachelor gambles his 20,000 pounds bank deposit against a challenge that he can make to travel around the world for 80 days only. His voyage starts on Oct. 2, 1872 and his friends expect him to come back on the 21st of October. Phileas then traveled very rapidly using his money abundantly, thus acquire all the hindrance that comes in his ...

The United States and the World

The environmental effectiveness of any future international agreements on climate change will depend critically on both the United States and the developing world adopting active programs to combat emissions growth. Adopting agreements based on further emissions targets is not enough; an alternative approach will be required. But if the US does not get involved in the future agreements, as they have done with respect to Kyoto, then their effect will be seriously limited. The US currently accounts for just over 20% of the entire world emissions of greenhouse gases, and closer to 25% for carbon ...