Doing my Senior Reflection and finally being done with was one of the best experiences of my life, I had been stressed the whole time coming up to the reflection and finally getting it done was an incredible feeling. I hadn't planned much, but that was because I didn't want my senior reflection to feel rehearsed, I wanted it to come from the heart, and I hope it did. I tried to make it short simple and sweet, that was my goal. Coco was a dog who lived for a long time, but I tried to capture it in a short time, because that's how it felt. All I can say is that I am so happy we didn't get a cat.
Coco.It was a big,fluffy Golden Retriever named Coco. Coco was always there for me,no matter what the circumstances, and he always made sure to do it with a big smile. There's something different and special a truly good animal can make you feel, it's an aura of pure happiness and innocence. That's what Coco was, the perfect animal to fit all of my families needs and to fill our house with joy (and lots of hair). But more then that, Coco became part of our big family, whenever he was around, it wasn't just my brother Conor,my Mom,my Dad and I, for 14 1/2 years the Kelleher Family had 5 and up until 3 weeks ago, that number remained the same. All I'm saying is for you to enjoy your loved ones company for as long as you can, until there not there.
Overall, the school year so far has been incredibly enjoyable, I've made friends that I never thought I would have ever have been friends with, I've kept up my old friendships with kids who stayed for 9th grade, but most importantly I've begun growing up. You may think, wow I thought you've been growing up for years, and the simple answer is yes, but the real answer is no. Growing up isn't just growing up physically, it's also growing up mentally, and I feel that the 9th grade at Fenn has done that for me.
I've been able to look myself in my mirror when I'm not doing my homework for the next day and think, how old are you? Aren't you in 9th grade? Is this really what you should be doing? And finally, its got into my head that its not acceptable to do that anymore (it was never really acceptable I just thought I was doing fine). I have to grow up. Now, growing up isn't as simple as one might think, sure, its growing up mentally as well as physically, but that still isn't all of what growing up is supposed to do. You have to take responsibility for your actions. You should have a say in every little decision in your life nowadays. I'm not saying to fight your parents on every single little thing, but I'm saying to take control of your life, and to make sure every decision you make feels right, because as long as it feels right, your life will feel right
Every year I hear the same question, who do YOU think will make this years final four? And the answer is different every single year. You hear the same names, but its never the same faces that show up when it really matters, there are teams like Kentucky,Duke and Louisville who you know will be in the mix and then there are the teams who you don't think will do well, but surpass any surmountable expectations. And I'll give you the low down on just about all of that in a few days time! Get ready!
Lots of people have been asking me where I think The Walking Dead is Going, and I'm here to tell you right now. The safe place that they are at right now can only end poorly, as every other safe place they've ever had does. They've stayed at a farm (set on fire), they've stayed at the CDC in Atlanta (blew up) and they've also stayed at terminus who are just flat out Cannabols.
If Rick and the rest of the group were ever to find a safe place for a long period of time, that would completely ruin the show, due to the fact that there supposed to be out there killing zombies and surviving, not just living in a protected commune.
The commune itself in my opinion isn't the issue, it's the people inside of it. They've already been assinging people positions and they have also been watching Rick and his group, just waiting, which makes me anxious, because Terminus was pretty much the same thing, and then they got shoved into living in a crate for a few weeks.
Globalization can benefit almost everyone. It's just a question of how much it's benefitting everyone. Reading The World Is Flat really opened my eyes to how complex the world is today. Calls and jobs are now being outsourced to places like India, where wages are incredibly cheap, and one could get workers that may even work harder then Americans. The touch of a button can get you in contact with almost anyone in the world. The world has shrunk to the point where even at a place such a drive thru, you may be being talking to someone from India to take your order. Globalization is just a question of, who's taking advantage of the opportunity, except, in the U.S. In the U.S, globalization is actually a serious problem for people such as telemarketers. For the big corporate companies, all they care about is money. They don't care about ethics or fairness. They'll send all of their telemarketing jobs to China if it can save them money. That's the problem. Nothing's gonna be able to change that.
The U.S and their companies typically don't care about the little guy, the person who comes in, works 9 hours, and goes home. Typically, all the big shot companies only care about money, which is why the U.S is in such a serious problem with globalization. The U.S wants to keep their country making money, but how do they do that when the world is flat now? There's no more jobs for the average joe who wants to man phones all day. He can't anymore. Because there's 100,000 people in India wanting that exact same job. Those 100,000 people are training themselves to speak like an American and to know exactly what to say. Going along with almost everything else economically that happens in this country, the lower class and the higher class keep getting further and further apart. Globalization is only benefiting two sections of the people.
It benefits the rich, because they are making more money,and the poor in foreign countries, who are now effectively their middle class. It may not improve their well being or happiness for the time being, but countries like India and China are certainly setting themselves up well for the long run with globalization.Globalization is certainly benefitting those countries. Once again, globalization comes down to opportunity and who will work for the lowest wages. The rich keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer. Nothing much has changed with the world, it's just that now, instead of this happening in some European country, it's now happening right here in our own backyard.
Globalization is beginning to become somewhat of a curse. Eventually, even the rich of the United States will no longer be benefitted. They may make tons of money now, but in 10 years, it could just as easily be the workers and leaders of India or China raking in that same money. This is because India and China sacrifice their happiness now, for happiness in the future. Making themselves work for every last cent, whether it be 10$ a day, or 10$ 10 cents a day, everything matters to them.
The fact that India and China are like that makes it so that they get the advantages of globalization. Their people will work the hardest for the least amount of money.Those people will do whatever it takes to earn money. That is why they are at the forefront of globalization. In fact, working so hard for so little money doesn't even benefit them that much. It just benefits their futures. It hurts the millions of Americans who lose their jobs because of the flat world, and it gives even more money to the rich. Not much has changed since the beginning of the World. It's still all about greed and opportunity.
Since the beginning of World War I, the Middle East and the United States relationship with each other has been very flimsy, sometimes becoming stronger and sometimes becoming weaker. This all comes from the root of the Middle East and the different regions and religions the area supports. Typically, since World War I, the United States has only gone in when we needed too, which saved a lot of lives, but at the same time let millions of people die, due to the unrest in the Middle East. Until the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the U.S. had wanted nothing to do with the Middle East and its sporadic changes in power.
While World War I was going on,the British and the France had made plans with both the Arab world and the Jewish world. In 1917 both the British and the French agreed to a declaration named the Balfour declaration. The Balfour declaration promised to establish a home for the Jews in what is now Palestine in the Ottoman Empire, which they hoped would spark the Jews in the aid of the war effort. Yet at the same time, they were allies with the leader of Mecca Sharif Hussain, by promising their help to set up an independent Arab state after the war. As soon as WW1 came to an end in 1918, the British and French had no other intention in mind, other then taking power and control in the Middle East.
After World War I, the hard hits were felt by many of the Arab nations and the Middle East as a whole. These countries devastation helped shape the modern Middle East. Britain and France were taking control of regions and areas right after devastation had occurred and the countries and regions were easy to conquer. After the land had been seized, the countries battling for supremacy then decided that there next goal was natural resources, mainly oil. Britain and France began looking for oil in anyway they could and the United States came a little bit late to the search thereafter.
The beginning of World War 2 in 1939 made it so that instead of taking the oil from the Middle East and exporting it back to their own home countries, they were now defending it from the Nazi Regime and their allies. In 1941, Britain and Soviet Union troops occupied Iran to stop Germany from imposing itself on the Middle East and its oil and natural resources. This effort along with many other efforts, helped the allies to stop Germany well short of the Persian Gulf and any chance of resources from the Middle East.
At the conclusion of World War II,many new important aspects of world politics had been established. The United States became allies with Saudi Arabia due to aiding them during their time of need and also became center stage in world politics along with the Soviet Union. The most important import coming into the U.S at this point in time was now oil, and that hasn't changed since. The Truman doctrine then forced the Soviet Union to slowly back out of the Middle East in 1947, which led to the Cold War, which would occur in the coming years.
The beginning of the Cold War made tensions come to an all time high in world politics, due to firepower and manpower that each country possessed. Had this war ever occurred with firepower, the world would be a very different place, and so would the Middle East. After the Cold War, the October war occurred and tested the United States loyalty to the Middle East and the surrounding areas to the limit. The October War ended up showing next to nothing, other then that the Israeli forces, armed with U.S. firepower mowed down the Arab states coming for them.The next thing that happened in the Middle East revolved around Turkey and Syria as they both attacked Israel on Yom Kippur. After being on the back foot, Israel quickly responded and swept through Syria and its capital Damascus, in less then a month.
In 1973, Saudi Arabia and the surrounding countries put out an Oil embargo on the U.S. Stating that they would have to help more with the problems occurring because of the Soviet Union. Right after that happened President Nixon proposed a 2.2 million dollar deal to Israel and Saudi Arabia fully cut off the U.S. Oil supply. This ended swiftly because the Saudi Arabians didn't want to be left alone.
A few years later, the Iranian hostage crisis occurred, this crisis caused the United States to want to get out and stay out of the Middle East as much as possible, and they were able to do so up until the Gulf War. The Gulf war started in February of 1991 and lasted for only 100 hours as the United States annihilated Sadam Hussain.This led to even more unrest in the Middle East and began to open up the Middle East for anyone to come forward. Al Qaeda and Osama bin laden was a group that rose to power and was slowly taken down by the U.S. Leading to even more unrest in the Middle East and another group taking over. This takes us to present day and I.S.I.S. Due to the unrest in the Middle East, almost anything could happen. The U.S. Will need to play a far more active role in beating I.s.i.s if they want them to disappear, even if the U.S. intervene however, I.S.I.S looks like it's here to stay.
Chelsea and Burnley have just finished a great match, and I am very content with Burnleys ability to stay with the world class Chelsea. Many of you may not know this, but I am actually a supporter of Burnleys team and I am very happy with the away result today in the Premier League. All points matter when you're towards the bottom of the premier league, and this one certainly does. I believe that even before Nemanja Matic was sent off, Chelsea was on their last legs and I always knew that Burnley were gonna pull through with some sort of result, and now I'm very glad that my gut feeling was right.
Now here is the tackle that Matic got so mad about and had his reaction too. In my personal opinion, both players should have gone sent off, the first tackle on Matic was absolutely bone crunching a horrendous tackle, a sure sending off, but nothing big came of it. The Nemanja Matic reaction was one of a anger and nervousness, because Matic has been plagued with injuries in his career. I will not be surprised if the man who made the tackle is also handed a suspension.
This new show is certainly turning heads in the United States and it has certainly turned mine! Through 3 episodes, Better Call Saul has already taken up one of the biggest view numbers on television! The show is about a very smart lawyer who uses his slick moves and ability to talk his way out of things for the worse. It is actually a prequel to Breaking Bad so if you missed that awesome show, then I would certainly watch Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul certainly is a show destined for greatness and if you want to get into it before its too late, it certainly is a perfect time to do that, and if you have any problems, just remember, thats before its too late, Better Call Saul