Archive | April, 2012

4/30-

30 Apr

4/30- This is true. I always find something I admire in everyone and try to improve myself to become like them in that way. It’s kind of hard sometimes when there is one of those people that you hate everything about. But usually there is at least one thing that they are better than you at that you can aspire to improve on.

5/1- if I could be a hero in any story, I would be tony stark from iron man because he is a genius, has a super suit, and is extremely rich

5/2- I would change my name from Achilles to Ash Ketchum and go train Pokemon.

5/3- i am going to write my slam poem on unicorns. Yesterday the mavericks did very good

4/16-

16 Apr

4/16- yes I agree, because if everyone felt wanted and happy with their place in life, there would be no war.

4/17- test

4/18- most Disney movies are really good, but some of my favorites are Aladdin, Tarzan, and the fox and the hound.

4/19- I get worked up over people who get worked up easily.

4/20- I would be best friends with Yoda because he is cooler than Darth Sidius and Darth Vader combined.

A true story

12 Apr

Once upon a time there was a boy named Darth Vader. Coincidentally his name was the same as the famous antagonist of Star Wars. But that is not what the story is about. The story is about the life of a teenager. Darth had lots of homework, like every other high school kid. When he got home, he had a lot of work to do. Once he finished, he played video games. Then his mom got mad at him and lectured him about how he was too lazy and needed to do more work. That night, he went to sleep, thinking that this was an average day for him

The man I killed questions

11 Apr

1. He starts with this to convey the brutality of war

2. Tim does not know these details, he is making them up to give life to the killed man. If we dont give him a background, he becomes just another person. With a background he seems more real.

3. Tim is in shock after having killed his first victim

4. He keeps writing to show the reality of war, true or not

5. None of these are an absolute truth. Regardless of whether or not the story is the truth, he felt like he had killed the man, which is what he is trying to portray.

6. Whether he has a daughter or not,Kathleen is in the story to show how war veterans react when people ask them about delicate questions, like if they have killed someone.

7. We learn about what the war was like.regardless of the truth of the stories, the author conveys the meaning that he is trying to get across. The soldiers were just everyday people, war is brutal, and anyone can die at anytime.

Ch 35 key questions

11 Apr

1. China and Vietnam differed from the rest of the other third world countries because they completely lost their traditional way of civilization whereas the others such as Africa and Asia kept their traditional ways. Both regions experienced some exposure to Western imperialism during the 19th century and Japan during the 20th century. By that century they had been reduced to economic dependency in the global trade network. They shared overpopulation problems and poverty as well as they both failed to industrialize.  China and Vietnam were able to maintain independence from the diplomatic systems of the United States and the Soviet Union and accepted a peasant-oriented Marxism while achieving great success in the raising of the status of women.  They accepted a peasant-oriented form of Marxism, achieved greater success in raising the status of women, and were able to maintain independence from the diplomatic systems of the United States and the Soviet Union. Both had a secular orientation; they lacked the Catholicism of Latin America or the religious focus provided by Islam and Hinduism. They emphasized the peasantry rather than an urban working class.

2. China had been exposed to the Western ideals whereas the Russians remained isolated and focused on one nation rule, which resulted in differences between their revolutions. Also the Chinese saw the peasants as very important and the Russians saw the urban workers as very important. Both revolutions had some people encouraging the Communists because of necessary change and nationalists opposing the new ways and pushing for older ideals. The Russian Revolution followed the lack of success during World War I; Russia had not been colonized by a European power. China had been exposed to Western imperialism. Lenin had imposed a system of revolution based on an urban proletariat; Chinese communists, especially Mao, emphasized the peasantry. Both countries had an insubstantial middle class to support liberal democratic experiments; both collectivized agriculture early in their revolutionary development. Both also had five-year industrialization plans, although Russia’s was much more successful than China’s. Mao, through his opposition to a technocratic elite, introduced programs aimed at destroying urbanized industrialization; the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution retarded economic development. Both regimes expanded into neighboring regions. The two regimes during their middle periods were dominated by charismatic leaders – Mao, Stalin. Both countries have introduced reforms and increased Westernization since the 1980s, but Russia’s reforms have gone much farther than China’s.

3.Women received many benefits and almost equality with the Communist victory but were still much dependent on their men, and required to uphold the household duties as mother and wife. Mao’s revolutionary social program included improvements in the social and economic status of women. The failure of the Nationalists to support women’s rights led many women to embrace the Communists. The Communist party, in contrast, used women as teachers, laborers, and even soldiers. Some women rose to positions of influence within the party. The Communist victory brought full legal equality to Chinese women and entry into the work force. As was often the case in other nations, women were still expected to fulfill traditional roles as wives and mothers within their households. Males continued to dominate the upper reaches of the party structure. Mao’s wife temporarily enjoyed exceptional political influence, but her position depended on her relationship to her husband.Mao, assisted by his wife Jiang Qing, was committed to the liberation of Chinese women. Guomindang efforts to reverse gains made by women during the early revolution caused many women to support the Communists. They worked in many occupations in Communist ranks. When the revolution triumphed women received legal equality. Women gained some freedom in selecting marriage partners and have been expected to work outside of the home. Traditional male attitudes persisted and made women labored both in and out of their homes. Males continued to dominate upper party levels.

Chapter 34 key questions

9 Apr

1. The new African and Asian states had such a difficult time in establishing national identities because of the strong negative impact that the previous era of colonialism placed upon them. Deep divisions between ethnic and religious groups remained when European rulers disappeared from their former colonies. Western colonialism contributed to the internal divisions and political weaknesses of newly independent states. Nearly all national that emerged from decolonization were artificial creations. Europeans rarely took into account the interests or people who occupied these lands. Although Asian and African leaders have been acutely aware of the injustices and persecutions of minority groups that often precipitated these conflicts, none have seriously suggested changing the boundaries established in the colonial era.

2. Many instances contributed to the gaining of power by the Islamic fundamentalists in Iran. Core motivations were provided by the emphasis on religion and politics. But Khomeini’s revolution owed its initial success in seizing power to a combination of circumstances that was unique to Iran. Iran had not been formally colonized but rather had been reduced to a sphere of informal influence, divided between Great Britain and Russia. Iran thus lacked colonial bureaucratic and communications infrastructures as well as a large Western-educated middle class. Modernization policies, supported by Iran’s oil wealth, were imposed by the regime of the Pahlavi shahs. Advances resulted, but the majority of Iranians were alienated. Neither the bureaucratic not the communication infrastructures that accompanied colonial takeovers were highly developed there. Nor did a substantial Western-educated middle class emerge.

3. In contrast to the cities of Western Europe and North America, even during the decades of rapid urban expansion in the 19th century, few African or Asian cities have had the manufacturing base needed to generate growth in their surrounding regions or the nation as a whole. They take from the already impoverished country side but they are able to give little in return. Urban dependence on the countryside further stretches the already overstretched resources of the rural areas. This means that they are parasitic, they diminish national resources by drawing supplies from impoverished rural regions without replenishing or reimbursing the country side. In addition, cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America have much larger slums than cities in the West. This is due to cities spreading without proper planning. In some cases, nations concluded that only slums could provide necessary housing and thus supplied them with electrical and sanitary systems.

4/9

9 Apr

4/9- who you are changes based on the circumstances. It is not socially acceptable in any cases to be who you are. For example, if you are a stripper, it is not acceptable to randomly strip down in public, so if you have an above level three morality, you can’t be yourself. Credits to mrs Huston.

4/10- I carry dillon, who carries the team, so I carry dillon and the team and whatever the team is carrying.

4/11- You are not going to get anywhere without both. If you have a great ei, but you are dumb, then you can’t become successful. But even though you may have no people skills, you can still do some jobs that make a lot of money, but don’t need ei. but every job requires at least a little bi t of I’ll. therefore, iq is more important

4/12- a true story that never happened
One day I bought k-Swiss big shots, following the advice of the great will folger. And that is how I got my big shot.

4/13- one day I died. This is not a true story but it is actually true according to that guy that we are reading about.