Saturday, May 29, 2010
A robot from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's research center has begun operating in the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the oil spill. The submarine robot is named the Dorado. It's job is to help analyze the extent of the spill by monitoring the undersea currents and it's ability to carry the dense oil. It is also collecting samples of marine life to help scientist determine the extent of damage the spill has on the marine life. The Dorado has artificial intelligence software aboard to help decide where to seek and what to sample. It can dive to 5,000 feet. Pretty cool stuff from Monterey.
The state and city budget deficits are really taking a toll on California drivers. Literally. The Golden Gate Bridge is now going to charge a $3.00 toll for Carpools. It used to be free. Parking tickets in San Francisco have increased substantially and even the parking meters have extended hours till 10 PM. It used to be 6 PM. The bridge district's board of directors on Friday voted unanimously, to charge tolls to carpoolers not only on the Golden Gate Bridge, but all 7 bridges. It is all about balancing the budget. Regular toll on all bridges will go from $4.00 to $5.oo on July 1st.
SF Chronicle 5/29/10
It is amazing. When we had sky high oil and gas prices, the Republicans wanted off shore drilling. They blamed our oil dependency on the Arab nations. Their mantra was "Drill, baby, Drill". In the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the two Gugernatorial candidates, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman have both backed off on American off shore drilling. I read that when Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer werre running for their respective offices, they were against nucleur power plants because of Chenobyl. After our gas price hikes reached their peaks a couple of years ago, both candidates were in favor of more nucleur power. Politians swing with the wind.
SF Chronicle 5/29/10
Google/Red, Green and Blue Alex Felsinger 3/20/09
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
1. The police in Arizona have the right to detain anyone they suspect are in this country illegally. I believe that if people break the law, they must be accountable. Being in this country without a citizenship, passport, or visa, is illegal.
2. Being arrested/detained because of racial profilling is unconstitutional. I believe that just the fact that someone is of a certain race is not enough grounds to arrest or detain someone. That is unconstitutional. But, if racial profiling is just one of many facts that lead authorities to suspect someone, then I am ok with the detention. Ex. (no English language, wearing an apron coming out from the service entrance of a restaurant, and being hispanic in Arizona.) That is enough information to suspect that they may be in this country illegally.
3. President Obama believes that the immigration law in Arizona is unconstitutional. Why does he not penalize business's that employ illegal immigrants with a huge fine. Then business's will not take the chance of hiring illegals. With no jobs available, people who do not have the right to be in this country will no longer come here just to work because there will be no jobs.
4. If you are arrested, your fnger prints are now automatically sent to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Over 169 counties in the US are now doing this. I think this will increase the deportation of illegals.
5. State Attorney Jerry Brown believes that San Francisco should be amoung the 169 counties. I agree.
Associated Press 5/26/10
Yahoo news 5/20/10
There were many things that I learned in this year's class. The most important was probably the ability to do research. I read articles in both print and on-line. I learned the power of the internet and it's ability to provide information. All kinds of information. I actually saw the progression of the human race thru history. I learned that different cultures exists in different parts of the world but that they all had many things in common. I learned that history tells the story of why we are what we are today. It is a roadmap of the past to the present. It was fun to learn how things come to be. I really never thought about it much until I started reading our assignments. I actually enjoyed modern history more than I did about history from long ago. So many wars.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton said that the United States would not allow North Korea's attack on a South Korean's warship to go "unanswered". Together with Japan's Foriegn Minister, Hillary Clinton said that both the US and Japan will push to have an international response to North Korea instead of just a regional response. The attack occured on March 26th and this is Clinton's first public response. The US and Japan waited until the evidence was clear that North Korea was behind the attack. Clinton's quote, "I think it is important to send a clear message to North Korea that provacative actions have consequences", is a committment on the US's part that action will be taken. Forty six South Koreans died in the attack. Clinto will take he matter to the UN Security Council for punitive action.
Source: SF Chronicle 5/22/10
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This week Toyota Motor Corp and Tesla Motors struck a surprise deal to re-open the NUMMI plant in Fremont. For the last 25 years, Toyota and General Motors were partners in producing cars at the Fremont plant. The new partnership between Tesla and Toyota bears no resemblence to the GM/Toyota partnership. It will be a Tesla manufacturing facility with no reference to Toyota. Tesla is a small, 5 year old, Palo Alto company that produces electric cars. Toyota is an international conglomorate that knows how to build cars on a large scale. A perfect partner for Tesla. NUMMI stands for New United Motors Manufacturing Inc.
source: SF Chronicle 5/22/10
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Together with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama spoke out against the Arizona immigration law. The President said that the law had the "potential to be applied in a discriminatory fashion". That means, arresting potential illegal immigrants just becasue of their nationality is unconstitutional. President Calderon called the law discrimenitory. He promised to work with the US to resolve the issue. Supportors of the law say that if you are in the US illegally, you are breaking the law.
SF Chronicle/Hearst Washington Bureau 5/20/10
South Korea has confirmed that it was a North Korea torpedo that sank the South Korean naval warship back in March. The ambush killed 46 South Korean sailors. It has taken until now to prove that it was indeed a North Korean torpedo. It was a multi-national investigation. The President of South Korea, Lee Myug-bak, vowed "stern action" against the North. The North claimed the investigation results were fabricated and that any retailiation would trigger war.
The US called the sinking of the South Korean naval ship an unacceptable act of aggression. US and South Korean officials are considering their retailatory options.
SF Chronicle/AP 5/20/10
My Uncle Yo passed away last weekend. He was very important to me and I will miss him. He was a Japanese American that was interned during WW11. He then went on to fight for the US in the Korean War. After the war he went to work at the Berkeley/Livermore Lab at UC Berkeley where he was a mechanical designer. Although at the time he did not know it, he worked for years on developing the nuclear bomb that eventually was dropped on Japan. I find his life and career very ironic. He was a part of history in many ways.
This weekend I went to eat curry at a Tai restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and an Indian restaurant. I love curry, but was curious about how so many cultures use the same food ingredient, and yet, there are continents and oceans that separate each ethnicity. How did it come to be that curry is used by so many different cultures. The one thing that they all have in common is that they are all eaten with rice. It is a food staple that is comfort food for the poorer class of citizen and is predictably in 3rd world countries. It is cheap and can be mixed with inexpensive vegetables and meats. An affordable meal.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
2) I also found it interesting how the people of Malawi didn't want to give their baby to Madonna even though the baby would have an easier and better time growing up in the United States.
3) Another thing I found interesting was how Madonna was really stuck on getting a baby from Malawi and not any other African country.
4) Madonna as a multi-millionaire is building a $15 million dollar academy for girls and boys in Malawi. I found it interesting and sincere that Madonna would start an organization that costs her millions of dollars, to give these young kids education.
5) Madonna knew she was going to beat the adoption agency in Malawi because she is "white" which is why she followed through with the trial.
Friday, May 7, 2010
17 people wounded, 11 dead. This is the deadliest oil rig disaster since 1968.
Nearly 2.5 million gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean since the explosion on the oil rig.
After initial attempts to stop the oil leak failed, new attempts will include drilling to 18,000 feet below the surface of the ocean and injecting cement and various chemicals to stop the leak. The plan is to use over 100 tons of cement.
Every day, the threat to the coastline of places like Louisiana increases and for now, wildlife in the affected areas is in serious danger. The only hope is that the containment methods for the oil spill work out.
Polson, Jim. "Rig Sinking Prompts Fears of Gulf Oil Spill, 11 Still Missing" SFGate. (4/26/10)
Seba, Erwin. "Factbox - Chronology of Gulf of Mexico oil spill" Reuters. (5/2/10)
McDonald's is also changing the way people in Asia order food. Normally, one person would order for the entire group. Now, each individual orders their own meal.
McDonald's has also played a huge role in people'd health in the United States. It and other fast food restaurants have been a hue contributor to obesity. 60% of Americans are now overweight or obese.
The New York Times reported that 3 new Mcdonald's come up every day.
McDonald's spends $2 Billion a year in advertising.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
1) This trade generated up to 90% of the heroin used on the European and 70% of all opium sold worldwide as of 1995.
2) The trade has fallen 94% in Laos as of 1998 because of efforts from both the UN and China
3) Contrary to beliefs, many of the farmers who grew the opium are upset with the government as they have no sort of profits. A large amount of farmers are struggling to switch from opium to cash crops.
4) An estimated 100,000 opium addicts in just Laos alone, but this number is decreasing at the price for opium was sky rocketed due to the rarity and lack of production.
5) Khun Sa, the recent drug lord who died, was connected to 45% of all of the worlds drugs in the 1980s.
Miami Seaquarium: Obtained two Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus) from Taiji, Japan, via Jay Sweeney. Both dolphins caught in a 1989 hunt. Both died at Miami Seaquarium in 1989 and 1995.
Miami Seaquarium: Obtained two bottlenose dolphins from Iki Island (drive hunt), Japan, via Jay Sweeney. Both dolphins caught in 1989 hunt; one died 1991, the other in 2000.
Sea World San Diego: Obtained three false killer whales, two from Taiji, Japan and one from Iki Island, Japan, via the Fishermen’s Union. Two caught in 1981 and one caught in 1984; alive in 1991 (date of report).
Indianapolis Zoological Society: Obtained two false killer whales from Taiji, Japan, via Jay Sweeney, in 1989. One died in 1992, the other in 1998.
Naval Comm, Control & OC Surveillance Ctr (US Navy Trained Dolphins): Two Risso’s dolphins obtained from Taiji, Japan, in 1989. One died in 1989, the other in 1999.
Marine World Africa USA (now Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA): Sought to import four false killer whales in 1993. Earth Island letter (dated May 5, 1993) to NMFS expressed opposition to the illegal, inhumane captures of drive hunts. Permission for import denied by NMFS (letter dated May 7, 1993).
• About 1,200 to 1,800 dolphins and other small whales are killed in the so-called dolphin drive hunts that takes place six months out of the year in Taiji. The rest are killed with hand-held harpoons from small boats out at sea.
• In the small fishing village of Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, the dolphin drive hunt is carried out by about 26 fishermen from September 1st though March.
• Operating with 13 motorized boats, the fishermen go out to sea at early sunrise and look for migrating dolphins. Banging on metal pipes submerged into the water, they terrorize the dolphins with a "wall of sound," causing the dolphins to panic.
• Terrorizing the dolphins with underwater sound, the fishermen herd the dolphins into a secret killing cove close to Taiji Town.
• Often times, dolphins die during the chase that can last eight hours or more.
• The Taiji fishermen claim that dolphins eat too much fish and therefore must be exterminated.
• Operating with a permit from their government, the Taiji fishermen have referred to the dolphin hunt as "pest control."
• The majority of people in Japan have no knowledge about the annual dolphin blood bath.
• The fishermen kill the dolphins with spears, fishermen's hooks and knives. Trashing about in their own blood, the dolphins emit high-pitched screams during the massacre.
• The slaughtered dolphins are processed into meat and distributed to supermarkets throughout Japan for human consumption.
• Dolphin meat from drive hunts in Taiji proved to be highly contaminated with toxic chemicals such as mercury, methyl mercury and PCBs.
• Repeated chemical analyses have shown that the level of mercury in dolphin meat is much higher than the maximum allowable level set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.
• Some of the dolphin meat is given to children as part of their school lunch program.
• The Japanese government and the supermarkets issue no warning that dolphin meat is mercury-contaminated.
• The fishermen of Taiji have told us that the Japanese people have no right to know about the dolphin hunt or the high levels of mercury found in the meat.
• Concealing this information from the public is a violation of Article 21 of the Japanese Constitution.
• Some members of the international aquarium and zoo industry are strongly connected to the Japanese dolphin slaughter, in that they pay top dollar for dolphins deemed suitable for commercial exploitation in dolphin shows and captive dolphin swim programs.
• Dolphinariums throughout the world, including Japan, repeatedly make the claim that captivity of dolphins promotes dolphin conservation and protection.
• Several of the hundreds of captive dolphins in Japan's 50 dolphinariums were obtained through the dolphin drive hunts; yet the dolphinariums do nothing to educate the public to the hunt.
• The World Association for Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the world's largest network of zoos and aquariums around the world.
• Dolphinariums that have conducted business with the dolphin killers of Japan have been welcomed into WAZA's network, although the trade in these dolphins clearly violates WAZA's Code of Ethics.
• The dolphins that are purchased by members of the dolphin captivity industry represent a much higher commercial value to the Japanese dolphin hunters than the ones that are slaughtered for meat.
• Live dolphins captured in a Taiji dolphin drive hunt recently sold for $154,000 per dolphin.
• The Japanese dolphin hunt will continue for as long as members of the international dolphinarium industry continue to reward the hunters for show quality dolphins, thereby making the hunt tremendously profitable.
• The most sought after dolphin species for public display are bottlenose dolphins, orcas, white sided dolphins, Risso's dolphins, pilot whales and Pseudo orcas, all of which have been targeted in the Japanese dolphin drive hunt.
Information Website about the Killing of Whales - Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. WCDS North America. http://www.wdcs-na.org/ (May 6th, 2010)
Article by BBC News about Killing of Dolphins - Michael Nelson. BBC News. April 22, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8599723.stm (May 6th, 2010)
Article by Times Online about Killing of Whales - The Sunday Times. Time Online. April 18, 2010. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article7100851.ece (May 6th, 2010)
A timeline of the history of whaling - Japan Whaling Association. Whaling Chronology. http://www.whaling.jp/english/history.html (May 6th, 2010)
- Stetson University students spend a day wearing a veil to feel the perspective of those women. A professor, Khadher said, "They were ignored, despite the visibility of the veil itself, they became invisible for most people. Some students talked about their closet friends who would look at them and not see them, would not know who they are."
- During International Women's Day, a Muslim woman named Fakhraie explains her feelings about the stereotypes in our community. One thing that irritates her the most is how the image used to represent Islam or Muslim people, is always a lady wrapped in a veil. She concludes from this that nobody will ever be curious about the background of the woman, their personality or where they come from.
- A Muslim woman in France was given a few hundred dollar ticket for wearing a veil on her head. The officer said it limits her vision of the road and can cause a sudden accident. This is a valid reason, because veils are banned in France.
- After the ban of veils in France, the government was afraid that their country would become a target for terrorists. Sarkozy tried to make the ban of veils as nice as possible by clarifying that nobody should be "stigmatised."
- Turkey also lifted the ban of veils but in a more milder way. They allow the Muslim women to wear hijabs but not in open public programs. For example, young girls must remove their hijab when entering a university, but they can put it on again.
- Potatoes were not always loved. After they were brought to Europe they were seen as food for the underclass. This was due because of their relationship to poisonous plants, if let in the sun for too long the potato turns green on top of having a bitter taste they would make some people ill.
- Potatoes became popular until Antoine August Parmentier with a skillful plan made them popular. Parmentier got a piece of land and planted potatoes by day he would have the field guarded. Leading to people becoming very curious and making them steal this valuable vegetable.
- The first people to accept the potato however were the Irish because they were able to plant them in abundance due to their climate. However this lead to the potato famine.
- Developing countries have recently increased in potato production which I believe is due to the amount of nutrition the potatoes provide and also possibly because of their popularity world wide.
- Even though Asia/Oceania have the largest population and are the largest potato producing areas, they do not even eat half the amount that the Europe or North America regions eat. Europe stands at 87.8 kg per capita while North America is 60.0 kg per capita.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Carvin, Andy. “From Slideshow to Genocide.” http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/khmeryears/index.html (Accessed April 27 2010)
“Communist Party of Kampuchea-Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.” April 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Kampuchea (accessed May 5, 2010)
Gale online Student recourse center Gold, s.v. “Vietman Troups withdrawl from Cambodia.”
Gold, Sylviane. “Dancing Across Borders.” March 19, 2010. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/movies/21bass.html (Accessed April 27, 2010)
“First Run Features: DANCING ACROSS BORDERS.” 2010 http://firstrunfeatures.com/dancingacrossborders.html (accessed May 5, 2010)
- Brain, Marshall. "How Nuclear Power Works." How Stuff Works. http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power.htm (accessed May 4, 2010) Talks about how nuclear power works to generate energy and the reactions that occur.
- "Nuclear Power: Energy from Splitting Uranium Atoms." Energy Sources Info. http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/nuclear.htm (accessed May 4, 2010). Talks about advantages and disadvantage of nuclear power and how it can be used.
- "Nuclear Power Now," Nuclear Power Now: General Info. http://www.nuclearnow.org/ (accessed May 4, 2010). Talks about general information about nuclear power and how its a prominent source of energy.
- Smith, S.E. "What is Nuclear Power?" Wise Geek. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nuclear-power.htm. (accessed May 04, 2010). Describes what nuclear power is and how it works. Describes process of generating it.
- "Nuclear Power." Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear_power/. (accessed MAy 04. 2010). The website provides links to various articles written or read by the Union of Concerned Scientists talking about nuclear power and the upsides and downsides. also it talks about various safety hazards and enviromental hazards.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Talks about the actualy poppy fields and their effects on Thailand and the rest of SE Asia
2) Fuller, Thomas. "Notorious Golden Triangle Loses Sway in the Opium Trade". Septermber 2007. NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/world/asia/11iht-golden.1.7461246.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=golden%20triangle&st=cse accessed on (May 04, 2010).Talks about the decline of this opium trade and how the UN is cracking down on it
3) Fuller, Thomas. "Khun Sa, Golden Triangle Drug King, Dies at 73". Septermber 2007. NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/world/asia/05khunsa.html?scp=5&sq=golden%20triangle&st=cse accessed on (May 4, 2010). Talks about the drug lord dying and it's effect on this trade and the SE Asia economy
4) Patton, Joseph. "South East Asia: The Golden Triangle". March 2006. Drugpolicy.org. http://www.drugpolicy.org/global/drugpolicyby/asia/seasia/ accessed on (MAy 04, 2010) This is very factual and talks a lot about the percentage of the economy etc.
5) Chouvy, Pierre-Armuad. "Drug Trade in Asia". April 2002. Geopium.org. http://www.geopium.org/drugtradeinasia.html accessed on (May 04, 2010) This ones talks about the effect this trade has on all of the Asian countires up to Japan.
Hoedt, Rudolf . "Ghana racing against the oil curse | Ghana Business News." Ghana Business News :http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2010/04/17/ghana-racing-against-the-oil-curse/ (accessed May 5, 2010).
Ghana's struggles with Oil
Birdsall, Nancy , and Arvind Subramanian. "Saving Iraq from Its Oil." foreign affairs 84 (2004): 77-89. http://www.jstor.org/pss/20034048 (accessed May 4, 2010).
Since OIl has a true nasty side, Iraq needs to be saved from it
Dickey, Christopher. "Oil, Iraq's Greatest Asset, Could Doom Its Future - Newsweek.com." Newsweek - National News, World News, Health, Technology, Entertainment and more... - Newsweek.com. http://www.newsweek.com/id/234634 (accessed May 5, 2010).
Oil is both good and bad
Karl, Terry . "he Perils of the Petro-State: Reflections on the Paradox of Plenty." Journal of International Affairs 53 (1999): 32-48. http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/polisci/faculty/documents/KarlParadox.pdf (accessed May 3, 2010).
SHows all aspect of oil and opinions of the negative effect oil has on the world
Ross, Michael. " The Political Economy of the Resource Curse." The Political Economy of the Resource Curse 51 (1999): 297-322. http://www.jstor.org/pss/25054077 (accessed May 3, 2010).
CNN. "Record price puts Picasso firmly into his Green Period." May 4, 2010. < http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/04/record-price-puts-picasso-firmly-into-his-green-period/?hpt=T3 > (accessed May 4, 2010)
Monday, May 3, 2010
An article about Madonna fights to Adopt a kid from Malawi
Fisher. "Madonna fights Malawi to Adopt Mercy". April 3, 2009. < http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=7249278&page=1 > (accessed April 29, 2010).
The poem about the White Man's Burden
Wikipedia. "The White Man's Burden". < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Man's_Burden > (accessed April 29, 2010).
Angelina Jolie gets involved in Madonna's personal life
Mail Online. "Angelina Jolie attacks Madonna for "ilegal" adoption". January 7, 2007. < http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-427057/Angelina-Jolie-attacks-Madonna-illegal-adoption-baby-David.html > (accessed May 2, 2010).
Eliza Fabillar. "Analysis of White Man's Burden". March 31, 2006. < http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6609/ > (accessed May 2, 2010).
As a thank you, Madonna has given a lot of money to the people in Malawi
Raphael Tenthani. "Madonna BACK in Malawi". May 4, 2010. < http://www.huffingtonpost.c/2010/04/05/madonna-back-in-malawi_0_n_525063.html > (accessed May 3, 2010).
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"Is McDonald's Social and Animal Friendly or Just Concerned With Their Image?" May 2010. Animal Freedom. http://www.animalfreedom.org/english/opinion/mcdonalds.html (Accessed May 3, 2010).
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This article shows the pride of the Japanese when they see their star performing at an elite level of play.
This site gives a lot of background to the meaning of baseball in Japan.
This online discussion shows how important baseball is to the thousands of kids who play it at a very young age.
This site gives a detailed description of the history of baseball in Japan.
Williams, Ingrid. "Japanese Baseball: Root, Root, Root and Buy Me Some Eel." New York Times July 5, 2009 http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/travel/05journeys.html?scp=1&sq=baseball%20in%20japan&st=cse (Accessed April 29, 2010)
This article displays the intensity that fans will show when they are watching their favorite baseball teams play in the game.
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