Developing your first point

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Here you will post your first point that argues your thesis.  It needs to:

  • be well-formulated
  • contain at least two quotes
  • contain perfect grammar and punctuation
  • link to your thesis.

Make sure you have your scaffold sheet in front of you as you write the paragraph – it’s important that you provide a sentence about your issue for each bullet point.  Doing so is critical for developing perfect structure.

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  1. Having only seven years of imprisonment the abductor could act again, whether it is the same child or a new, innocent one. It still gives the the abducor the chance to abduct someone. The life sentence could keep them in jail and the parents could have a little bit of peace on there mind knowing that the person who took their child away from them is behind bars.

  2. Nuclear power should not be introduced in Australia as it may cause a radioactive meltdown. There have been many nuclear power plant disasters that have caused whole towns to be relocated. The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in the Ukraine exploded into flames on April 26, 1986 and leaked radiation into the world causing approximately, 200 000 people to be permanently relocated. The World Health Organisation reported that “the number of deaths associated to the Chernobyl disaster was about 9 000” (Teeghman, 2009, p.1). The most horrible aspect of this disaster is that the area around Chernobyl is still inhabitable after 26 years. Australia can’t afford to waste land! This is only one of many nuclear disasters such as the triple meltdown at Fukushima on Mach 11, 2011 in Japan. The radiation from these three power plants has put Japan in serious danger. Many people who lived near Fukushima weren’t allowed to return to their homes for several months due to extremely high radiation levels that “can destroy molecules” in any living thing (Knoth, 2011, p.1). Nuclear power plants have caused major disasters so nuclear power plants should not be introduced to Australia.

  3. One of the most important reasons sports are very important is for your health. If you are not active at all all sorts of things with your body can go wrong. If you are eating to much and exercising to little, you may get diabetes, high blood pressure an d other symptoms. Sports can also help you avoid illnesses and getting sick in general. All because you refuse to do a fitness sport. Older people who are fit and exercise daily live longer than overweight older people do. “You can cut half of your life down, just by letting your weight go to far” (Biggest loser trainer Tiffiny Hall). “A sport is a good form of exercise which can keep your body fit and healthy.” (Website sport and recreation). You also don’t have to worry about what you eat if you are involved in a sport and you exercise daily. That can take off a lot of stress for some people. You will not be conscious about what you look like in front of people if you are fit either.

  4. Fourteen year boys and girls should have a blue card because it will teach them an important life skill what they can use to reach their top goal in life. If fourteen year olds have a blue card they will learn about responsibility and how to take care of them selves, for later long in life. Because if they learn them now they will have time to learn form their mistakes, if they make any, and learn how to correct them and “a child,like all other beings, has a right ( Lucretia Mott, N.B). It will also allow us to have more freedom and that is the most important thing for teenagers. And “What’s done to children, they will do to society” ( Menniger, N.B), this means if we help the society or community they will help us back.

  5. Nuclear power is too costly, so costly in fact that in the US some “private companies and their investors have declined to fund any new nuclear plants for 37 years” (the age, 2010, p1). In the case of a 1.6 gig watt reactor, it would cost 9 billion Australian dollars to build one. “Every new plant or new design is promised to be simpler, cheaper and quicker to build but proves to be the opposite”,(the age,2010,p1).That number may enough increase if the time to build that reactor and the plant gets delayed because of constant safety checks or a problem arises that needs to be seen to. This is can be a crushing setback for countries like Australia and it may take several years to recover if not at all. Do want to be able to buy food, clothes and get job, than nuclear power isn’t for you or Australia.

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      Nuclear power is too costly, so costly in fact that in the US some “private companies and their investors have declined to fund any new nuclear plants for 37 years” (the age, 2010, p1). In the case of a 1.6 gig watt reactor, it would cost 9 billion Australian dollars to build one. Even though proponents for nuclear power claim that new plants or new designs will be cheaper to build, the results prove “to be the opposite” (the age, 2010, p1). In addition, constant safety checks and untimely delays could further increase that figure to a crushing expense for governments. Money that can be better spent on other, more sustainable forms of energy rather than a nuclear power plant that may not even be built for another three years. Why bankrupt Australia on building nuclear power plants?

  6. Have you ever watched the show ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’? Anyone who has will know how ridiculous child beauty pageants really are. The fact that television stations have made a T.V show out of it proves this point. Many people who watch these types of television shows take child pageantry as a bit of a joke, young girls are put up on a stage in front of a room of strangers, and often forced by their mothers to dance around or perform ‘talents’. This may seem harmless, but it is having long term psychological effects on these young children. “When children enter beauty pageants at too young of an age, they can develop poor self-image, low self-esteem and even eating disorders.” (Writing.com, Nicole Hunter, 2007). Constant obsession over how these young girls look is having a very dangerous effect on these young minds. Being judged on appearance to other girls their age is also having a damaging effect on them. A child of the age of 4 doesn’t understand why another little girl is more beautiful than her; they don’t understand why other girls are winning bigger trophies or more money than them. They are often completely clueless to the whole situation and are nowhere near mature enough to understand what is going on. “Putting too much emphasis on appearance rather than inner beauty sends the wrong message to a youthful mind.” (Writing.com, Nicole Hunter, 2007).

  7. Do you think the world would benefit if there were less crashes on the road? Thanks to daylight saving, there have been fewer crashes. This is why daylight saving does have its advantages. Due to extra time, there are less incidents while driving. On the road, “there was an eight percent fewer risk of traffic accidents.” (Karl, 2012). Studies from around the world have also found that “the DST daylight shift reduces net traffic accidents and fatalities by close to one percent.” (Prerau, 2008). And due to the use of vehicles, this leads to the use of less electricity.

  8. Child beauty pageants sexualise young girls in the form of wearing provocative clothing and performing inappropriate dances. Young girls can dress as showgirls, strippers or prostitutes. They also perform dances that are very sexualised for their age group. And for what? To be judged on their beauty by strangers. Girls believe they need to be beautiful in front of these people. The father of JonBenet Ramsey a child beauty queen who was brutally raped and murdered and was found dead in the basement of her Colorado home in 1996, just days after the family received a ransom note demanding $118,000 and threatening to kill her. She was only six years old “I regret letting my daughter compete in the toddler beauty shows because it may have made my family a target” (Ramsey, 2012). Ramsey also believes that JonBenet suffered from a form of depression because of the constant strain to be perfect and beautiful.

  9. Travelling times of buses in Brisbane would be greatly decreased if bus lanes were to be (re) introduced, allowing a “…bus to operate separately, without interference from other modes of traffic” (Wikipedia, Coronation Drive, 2012). The best example of a successfully functioning bus lane is the Eastern Bus way in Brisbane linking the University of Queensland St Lucia campus with South Brisbane sites via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. This “green bridge” doesn’t only ease congestion along Coronation Drive but also helps tackle the ever increasing problem of over demand/undersupply of parking spaces on the campus. “…the provision of this new access also significantly benefits the environment and broader community by encouraging green modes of transport and reducing congestion on the CBD feeder roads” (Eleanor Schonell bridge ACAA technical conference paper, Balmer, 2007). It is hard, sometimes even impossible for emergency services while in peak hour traffic to reach their destination in time. This is where bus lanes would provide safe and speedy connections.

  10. Everyday hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs are smuggled across international borders worldwide. Drug traffickers pass through lax airport security as easily as we pass notes around in school. However it is to only drugs that cross borders illegally, but people, and the most dangerous, weapons (weapons trade is most commonly known as arms dealing). On the black market these items will make millions daily. They are also very dangerous, weapons brought illegally are “responsible for thousand deaths in civics wars each year” (Stefani DellaVigna and Eliana La Ferrara, 2007). Human trafficking is modern day slavery, it is against Human Rights article eighteen “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance” ( United Nations, Date Unknown). National Security need to be stronger in order to protect the people and give everyone a fair chance at life, we only have one to live.

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      Everyday hundreds of illegal items are smuggled across neglected international borders worldwide. Drug traffickers pass through lax airport security as easily as we spread messages around school. Th is illegal trading business include drugs, people, forged money, and most dangerously, weapons. On the black market these items will make millions daily. They are also very dangerous, weapons brought illegally are “responsible for thousand deaths in civics wars each year” (Stefani DellaVigna and Eliana La Ferrara, 2007). Human trafficking is modern day slavery, it is against Human Rights article 18 “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance” (United Nations, N.D). Airport and Border security needs to be stronger in order to prevent this illegal in inhumane trade.

  11. Have you got control of your children’s actions through video games? Children at a young age can be harmed or disturbed mentally if they play games which encounter sights that may be gruesome or harsh, involving deaths. A child under the age of 10 shouldn’t play such games. Researches show “… A majority of video games include violence and about half of the violent incidents would result in serious injuries or death in the “real” world.” (Dr.Phil.com, Dr. Phil’s show, 2012) On average, boys can spend at much as 13 hours per week gaming, and girls up to five hours, with seven precent playing for up to 30 hours per week. Younger children grasp the actions of their older siblings. If the elder children in the family are undertaking violent games in front of the younger child, there is a chance that he/she will start the same such violence through a screen alongside the elders. Sometimes the worst part about a child playing fierce games is that their parents may not be aware. A seven year one child can explain to their parents that they wish to buy a game on the computer, telling them how fantastic it is without the parents taking the care to check it out. Violence through the screen can often then transfer in to reality for most young children, believing aggression is okay, as that is what has been taught. “Violent video games don’t teach kids moral consequences.” (Dr.Phil.com, Dr. Phil’s show, 2012) It is upsetting to think that these actions put into people’s lives are “Affecting children age 4 all the way to 45 year-old adults.” (brynmawr.edu, 1994-2012)

  12. “It’s only fair that stable gay relationships have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. Gay relationships deserve equal treatment to heterosexual marriages. They should have the right to be joined to their lover through law.” (Mckellen, 12/01/12, pg.7). These strong words spoken by Ian Mckellen help us to understand how unfair the law against gay marriage is. Homosexuals are constantly judged on whom they are, this often leads to depression. Mike Rann, South Australia’s outgoing premier has realised that “same-sex marriage is an idea whose time has well and truly arrived… Not to address this discrimination will diminish us as a nation, as a tolerant community.” (Rann, 10/10/11, pg.57). If you’re in love, you should marry the one you wish to spend your life with. Why are straight people allowed to follow their heart, yet gays can’t? They should have human rights too. Many problems will be solved if Australia legalizes gay marriage.

  13. Teenagers; they are difficult to understand and hard for adults to relate to. The adolescent years are when teenagers start to build their character, personalities and self-identity. When they are in this process, their mind-sets begin to change, this makes them easily influenced by what they see and hear. This means that possibly anything can change their mind on certain situations. Friends, family and other social interactions develop what they will become as a person. It has been mentioned that “During adolescence, there is an extremely high emphasis on approval of peers as a reward due to teenagers’ increase of self-consciousness.” (Wikipedia, 2010, p.1). This provides deeper understanding involving teenagers’ roles in their friends’ lives as well. Teenagers also feel the need to impress their peers, feeling the need to get their approval before they do something. In some cases, friends can choose to go down the wrong path, “they can have negative influences and lead to an increase in experimentation with drugs, drinking, vandalism, and stealing.” (Wolfe, 2000, pg.2). This is why society can affect who we are.

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    Teenagers; they are difficult to understand and hard for adults to relate to. The adolescent years are when teenagers start to build their character, personalities and self-identity. When they are in this process, their mind-sets begin to change, which makes them easily influenced by what they see and hear. This means that possibly anything can change their mind on certain situations. Friends, family and other social interactions develop what they will become as a person. It has been mentioned that “During adolescence, there is an extremely high emphasis on approval of peers as a reward due to teenagers’ increase of self-consciousness.” (Wikipedia, 2010, p.1). This provides deeper understanding involving teenagers’ roles in their friends’ lives as well. Teenagers also feel the need to impress their peers, wanting the necessity to get their approval before they do something.Though friends can make teens happy, in some cases, friends can choose to go down the wrong path, “they can have negative influences and lead to an increase in experimentation with drugs, drinking, vandalism, and stealing.” (Wolfe, 2000, pg.2). This is why society is the key factor in the development of a human being.

  15. Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan Guerrilla warfare. Kony proclaims himself as the spokesperson for God. Over the years, Joseph Kony has been responsible for 30,000 stolen children, he has forced the boys to become soldiers, and the girls, sex slaves. Australia must help, “When I was young and I would watch television and I would see all the children suffering, I always said: when I grow up, I want to help” she is right, and we must help if we want Kony to be stopped. (Rihanna 2012). If the Australian government becomes involved in the ‘Kony 2012’ campaign by donating money and helping make people more aware of who Kony is, and why he needs to be punished for his deeds, it will be the world agaisnt Kony. With input from not just our government, this man will be killed, 30,000 children will be freed and many others no longer fearing for their lives.

  16. The conflict in Afghanistan is costing to many lives. Barack Obama stats that “The war in Afghanistan must come to an end because to many personnel and civilians are dying in and around the conflict”, at a speech in New York ( Bain, 2012, p2). “The civilian casualties has been at an all-time high this year with an 8% increase in deaths and the overall statistic of approximately 6000 civilians” said David Cameron at the parliamentary meeting in 2011( Bobinson,2011, p1). “The military personnel are suffering heavy casualties” said Barack Obama (Benson,2011,p1).

  17. Sport betting has resulted in a considerable amount of debts for regular betters. You are not always guaranteed to make a profit betting on games, even though you might be confident that you’re selected team will win. You can’t look into the future, right? Then how do you know if you’re going to win or lose? The simple fact is; you don’t. The chance of winning a Powerball jackpot is 140,000,000 to 1. Even sports players, such as Collingwood’s Heath Shaw, have lost significant amounts of money even by betting a small amount. He was “fined $20,000” for betting on “Nick Maxwell to kick the first goal in a match against Adelaide in May” (Walsh, 2011, p.1). If the person happens to lose the bet there is a chance of that person turning depressed.

    [Notes” remove powerball jackpot?]

  18. Smoking doesn’t only affect the person who inhales the toxic gas, but anyone nearby. As such, passive smoking is causing “Thirty-one percent of deaths in children” (World Health Organization, 2012, p.6). “From 1 January 2010, smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 16 years in Queensland is banned” (Queensland Government, 2010, p.1). Although this will stop innocent youths trapped inside cars where the deathly smoke is, it is not as reassuring to others that are; roaming the streets, walking down public stairways and trying to relax in cafes as smokers pass by. These faultless citizens are not receiving the all due respect they deserve when it comes to passive smoking and the only way to give it to them is to make smoking illegal.

  19. Too much homework can lead to a lack of rest which in turn can lead to health problems. Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. For example, surveys conducted by the NSF (1999-2004) reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. “Too much homework can limit the amount of rest students get. Not enough rest can really have an impact on how much a student can learn. The brain can’t function in order to be creative” (Hammer, 2010, p.1). If students are given to much homework the lack of sleep will decrease the brains function.

  20. The majority of Stradbroke island is the under threat of destructive mining interests; most of this includes highly valued ecosystems which not even the public can access. The san mining practises on North Stradbroke Island are destroying the natural ecosystems; “the island needs to be protected under a system of natural parks for the future generations” (wildlife Queensland, 2009, p.1). North Stradbroke Island is the only sand island off south-east Queensland that is not protected against mining; “wildlife Queensland urges the government to halt sand mining on Stradbroke island. With them pushing the government they will be able to fulfil their promise to protect 50% more land for public and nature reserves (wildlife Queensland, 2009, p.1). If sand mining is worth so much, then what price can we put on our natural ecosystems?

  21. Climate Change adversely affects Weather patterns all around the world. It is taking an effect in Australia with research showing that, “Australian temperatures have, on average, risen by about 1°C with an increase in the frequency of heatwaves and a decrease in the numbers of frosts and cold days” (Bureau of Meteorology, 2012). In Queensland, scientists say that “By 2030, projections show that there may be a 60 per cent increase in severe storm intensity and a 140 per cent increase by 2070” (Australian Government, 2012). The number of three to five category cyclones in northern Australia have been predicted to increase over the few decades, bringing destruction and terror to many peoples homes and lives. Billions of dollars have already been spent on recovering from natural disasters and with climate change taking an affect this number will rapidly increase. Do you want this?

  22. Video games are addictive and distracting. According to Federal Communications Commissioner, Deborah Taylor Tate, “Compulsive video gaming is becoming a significant reason behind the recent upswing in college student dropouts.” This shows that some students are becoming addicted to video games and are not focusing on what is really important, such as doing school work, participating in sport and interacting with family and friends. Video games can also make children socially isolated. Children may miss out on life experiences and often “when a sequel or new version of a game comes out, players will sometimes take a week off school or work to play the new game.” (Kleinke, 2006).Video gaming has become such major issue in our society today that a videogame addiction treatment clinic was opened in Europe. “Hundreds of young gamers have been treated since the clinic was founded in 2006.” (Keith Bakker, 2009). Video games are becoming a major addiction in childrens lives and are distracting them from participating in other, more important activities.

  23. “Women are equally as talented as men”. (Weir, 2010, pg.3.) In the media women are unfairly represented, although they are just as skillful. All over the world, girls are representing their country in the sports they love. They train hard but when their time comes, no one will get to see them. Imagine how you would feel, training your whole life for one single event and not even being acknowledged by the public. “It is vital to realise that discrimination in sports reflect the discrimination that exists in society”. (Lilian Thuram, 2010, p.5.) Lilian Thuram is a European footballer who played for France and won the world cup in 1998. As Lilian is trying to express in this quote, discrimination in sports is a real thing and people do make quick judgements based on skin colour and gender. Lilian is not alone, other athletes who feel their sports are not as celebrated as mens include Ellyse Perry, Jessica Jerome and Eva Ganster. We do not want our children growing up thinking that it is okay that women take the backseat in sports.

  24. Should the Brisbane floods have occurred? The Brisbane floods shouldn’t have eventulated, some believe that a few men made bad decisions that attributed to the flooding disaster in Brisbane 2010/2011. The decision not to release the water out of the dam earlier caused this disaster to be more horrific, because the town had none stop rain and the dam continued to get higher each time allowing the water to go knowhere else but onto streets. When you talk about the human error in contributing to the flooding you have to take into account the natural elements such as; the king tides which increased the flodding along the title River and creeks. Amy Remeikis says ‘An independent hydrological expert has reiterated his support for the actions of Wivenhoe Dam’s engineers, telling the state’s flood inquiry that the flooding of Brisbane in January was unnessecary and shouldn’t have happened. (remeikis, 2012, pg 12).

  25. Legalization of prostitution generates economic benefits. Sexual services are not taxed because they are provided against the law. If the government legalize prostitution, to turn it into profession, women offering sexual services will pay taxes. As the result, the national budget increases. “Every year 50 billion dollars are spent on the sexual favors of prostitutes, whose profit amounts to at least 10 times the annual budget of the U.S. Department of Justice.” (Thio, 2009). In addition, law-enforcement resources spent on identifying prostitutes will be allocated for better use. Also, It is argued that sexual services are a matter of choice; woman has the right to choose what to do with her body as well as man has a choice how to get sex. “A person has a right to their body and should have the freedom to use that body as they see fit; assuming that no harm is inflicted on unwilling parties.”(Lukas, 2003). From this perspective, prostitution legalization promotes freedom of choice and privacy for women.

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    Should the Brisbane floods have occurred? The Brisbane floods shouldn’t have eventuated, some believe that a few men made bad decisions that attributed to the flooding disaster in Brisbane 2010/2011. The decision not to release the water out of the dam earlier caused this disaster to be more horrific, because the town had non stop rain and the dam continued to get higher each time allowing the water to go nowhere else but into the low lying areas of Brisbane. When you talk about the human error in contributing to the flooding you have to take into account the natural elements such as; the extremely high rainfall, the king tides which increased the flooding along the tidal River and creeks. Amy Remeikis reporting from Brisbane says ‘An independent hydrological expert has reiterated his support for the actions of Wivenhoe Dam’s engineers, telling the state’s flood inquiry that the flooding of Brisbane in January was unnessecary and shouldn’t have happened. (remeikis, 2012, pg 12).

  27. American Children are among the most obese in the world. Research has led to the conclusion that fast food adverts on TV are a major cause of obesity in American children. The US government should restrict the amount of fast food adverts shown. The average American child view 8000 food adverts, with 165 of the adverts being healthy options. Would you want your child exposed to all these harmful ads? Children exposed to fast food adverts are encouraged to make the wrong choices, leading to obesity, which, in turn leads to type two diabetes. The American Academy of paediatrics warns American parents that “… TV watching exposes them to food advertisements that contribute to develop poor eating that can set kids up for health problems as adults.” ( A.Park, 2011, p.1). Adverts should be restricted.

  28. American Children are among the most obese in the world. Research has led to the conclusion that fast food adverts on TV are a major cause of obesity in American children. The US government should restrict the amount of fast food adverts shown. The average American child views 8000 food adverts, with 165 of the adverts being healthy options. Would you want your child exposed to all these harmful ads? Children exposed to fast food adverts are encouraged to make the wrong choices, leading to obesity, which, in turn leads to type two diabetes. The American Academy of paediatrics warns American parents that “… TV watching exposes them to food advertisements that contribute to develop poor eating that can set kids up for health problems as adults.” ( A.Park, 2011, p.1). Adverts should be restricted.

  29. The Native Title Act states that indigenous aborigines can hunt and kill endangered species such as green turtles and dugongs for their own consumption or immediate family. However this law is being violated, a black market being established between the aborigines exchanging dugong meat, tusks and rib bones, and turtle meat. “Nine times out 10 the illegal trade is to sell the meat for the benefit – for grog money or drugs.” (James Epong, Mandubarra Land & Sea Corp, 2012, p.1). The main violators have been found to be aboriginal rangers who have been regularly seen hunting. Tour operators have sighted these rangers “three, four, five times a week hunting in large tinnies.” (Steve Davies, Tour Operator, 2012, p.1). “Some of the turtle meats has gone far down as Sydney and Melbourne. “(Seith Fourmile, 2012, p.2). This activity threatens Australia’s wildlife.

  30. Nuclear power plants are more efficient than coal plants, wind turbines and solar panels (compared individually). One truckload of uranium is equivalent to 1000 truckloads of coal, and “…the fission of an atom of uranium produces ten million times the energy produced by the combustion of an atom of carbon from coal” (http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/nuclear-faq.html, 1995, 15/03/12). There’s also a reason as to why the United States Navy uses nuclear submarines and nuclear reactors on aircraft carriers- to keep those said ships out in the sea for longer at a cheap cost. “…produces huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel, without the pollution that you’d get from burning fossil fuels” (http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/nuclear.htm, 2012, 15/03/12). Electricity and global warming are the hot topics in today’s society. The cost of electricity is quickly rising because we are using a limited number of resources to create energy (coal, burning fossil fuels, etc.), which causes global warming.

  31. Climate change is affecting Australia in many ways. It has been proven “that by 2030, temperatures will rise by about 1 ºC.” (CSIRO, 2007) Later this century, warming will “depend on the extent of greenhouse gas emissions” (CSIRO, 2007). If emissions are low, there would be a warming between 1º and 2.5 ºC by 2070. If there are high levels of emissions there would be an estimated warming between 2.2 ºC and 5ºC. Overall this would result in more days over 35 ºC. This increase of temperature would also increase the chance of bush fires. With temperatures increasing, evaporation rates would also rise. With both temperature levels and evaporation rates going up this will ultimately result in frequent droughts.

  32. It’s unacceptable that any working human being should have to pay up to $200 a week for a product that has been proven to be addictive and harmful. Professor Logan is an expert on the science of the human mind and in his new book states, “25% of all smokers are constantly trying to quit or reduce smoking” (55). Although cigarette companies such as Malabo have known this for a countless number of years. They continued to advertise their product in a variety of ways such as tv adds, Magazines and billboards. This took place all the way up until 1985 when a law was put into place banding all advertising of cigarettes

  33. The victims of the flood should not have been robbed of there money, they should have been saved by there money. These insurence companies were too worried about their businesses not having enough money that they did not realize that some of the people could not rebuild because they did not receive their money. What if your home and other precious items of yours were destroyed and you did not have the money to repair it all? “These victims have been living through this and it would be great if these companies could give the money so they can rebuild.”(King,2011).

  34. Do we need to send people back into space? Space travel is adventurous and exciting, but it is also very unsafe. A lot of research and time is made to improve space safety.’’ Money spent on safety research is going to cost billions’’ [Amy Black scientist 2010 p3]. In the past generations we have sent people to space. Also we have sent machines to space, much further than humans. This is because machines are getting much more advanced, with satellite, navigation, weather fore casting and communications. Humans however rely on food, water, oxygen and room to move and most importantly a link to Earth. ‘’This means machines can travel in space for; a long time and distance without, any supplies’’ [Tom dale scientist 2011 p4]. So why don’t we send robots instead of humans? It would cost less to send machines than humans. Because machines don’t need safety, they can travel as far as humans and further. The reason why we send humans is because we want to explore.

  35. Climate change is playing a vital role in the occurrence of natural disasters. “Most disasters (75%) are related to weather extremes that climate change is expected to exacerbate” without fast action (Climate Institute, 2010 p. 1). Massive droughts and floods have been occurring throughout Australia in the past few decades. Without action on climate change these extremities in weather patterns could be occurring throughout the world. Cyclones, such as cyclone Yasi, have been devastating entire communities. The banana industry was destroyed and prices sky rocketed. Many people also lost their homes and all their possessions. This is why action should be taken about climate change.

  36. One of the most crucial reasons why smoking is hazardous is because of second hand smoke. Second hand smoke is the small amount of vapour that comes out a smoker’s mouth when they exhale. It is then unintentionally breathed in by non-smokers and civilians in the close vicinity of the smoker. Even though only a small amount of the cigarette chemicals in second hand smoke enter your lungs, it can make a big difference in the long run. Symptoms such as wheezing, becoming short breathed, and in worse case, cancer, can be developed. These two quotes support these statements; “SHS is classified as a potential cancer-causing agent by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), the federal agency responsible for health and safety regulations in the SHS in the workplace (ACS).” And “SHS in the workplace has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and lung cancer among adult non-smokers (ACS).” So to reiterate, second hand smoke is extremely harmful in the long and can cause serious problems such as cancer and other smoking related illnesses.

  37. Japan kills thousands of sharks and dolphins per year; This is outrageous as they are also killing the food chain.’’ If you thought shark finning was exclusively a Chinese problem, think again. Welcome to Kesen-Numa City, Japan’s shark fin capital’’ (Alex Hofford, 2011). Sharks isn’t the only sea creature Japan Lives, they also kill tonnes of dolphins as well; the worse thing about it is they say its ‘’scientific research’’ which is absolutely unethical. 75 tonnes of shark and dolphins are killed and lined up in a rid of neat piles ready to sell to fine dining restaurants in Japan. If this doesn’t stop now dolphins and sharks will be on the border line of extinction. 2500 dolphins annually are killed in Taiji cove from September to march. These dark hearted ‘’Fishermen slay the dolphins and sharks by driving a pin into their necks, by slashing their throats with knives or by spearing them with long harpoons from their boats’’ (Timko 2010).Sometimes they pull live dolphins or sharks onto the boats and stab or hapoon them. Dolphins are already an endangered species. How would you feel if these were no dolphins and sharks in this world? This means there would be no more sea world or underwater world.

  38. Cannabis should be legalized since it can be put for medical use. “Could the demon weed that’s been suppressed for half a century be a natural cure for cancer?” ( Simpson, p1). Also it is claimed that it relaxes your nerves and to people with a problem helps them relax and find life much better. Approx. 453 gram of cannabis is enough to cure most forms of cancer. “This was particularly useful for health care professionals (doctors, nurses) who were looking for a reliable source of information for their patients” (SIMM,1993, p1). Many per scripted users find this more affective then other medicines. To conclusion this is why Cannabis should be legalized.

  39. Kony takes poor kids out of there homes and he should be brought to justice. “Joseph Kony is the worst living criminal. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forces them to kill their own parents and become child soldiers” (10 news.com San Diego, 2012, pg.1). How would you feel if you were one of these kids? I couldn’t stand it. This is why Kony should be brought to jutice.

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