The animal rights movement began in the 1970’s, around the same time
as the environmentalist movement. It was basically the first outspoken
argument against the widely held belief that humans are superior to animals
and therefore possess the right to treat them inhumanely. One of the main
arguments of the animal rights activists is against the use of animals for
experimentation. Corporations, laboratories, and industries use several
million animals for testing each year.The major argument in favor of
animal testing is the fact that it has helped to find cures and save lives.
Though this is a perfectly legitimate reason to test on animals, it is
hardly the only one. Many kinds of products consumed by humans are also
tested for safety using animals. Humans mindlessly sacrifice millions of
innocent lives of animals to ensure insignificant luxuries, such as wearing
lipstick. It is not necessary, logical, nor moral to give up the lives of
animals for these luxuries. Humans should not test on animals because it
is morally and ethically wrong, inefficient, and in many ways avoidable.
Texts produced by non-native speakers often differ from native speaker
writing in various ways. When it comes to advanced learner writing, the
deviations are often discussed in terms of differences in frequencies of
certain categories of words or certain structures. Another explanation
studied by, for example, Mauranen (1996) is that non-native speaker texts
differ from native speaker texts as regards the thematic progression. An
additional aspect, which will be discussed in this study, is that learners’
tendencies to show a preference for certain constructions, suchas
impersonal constructions or focusing devices, may effect the themes of
their texts. The study is concerned withthematicdifferencesin
argumentative writing produced by Swedish university students of English
and native speakers of English. It looks into how differences between
Swedish advanced learner writing and native speaker writing maybe
reflected in the themes and what effect the differences may have on the
texts. The study briefly looks into the possibility of transfer being
involved in the thematic differences between Swedish advanced learner
writing and native speaker writing as a result of differences between
Swedish and English sentence structures. The material studied consists of
argumentative essays taken from the Swedish component of the International
Corpus of Learner English and comparable native speaker writing.
THE proposals to make people with good teeth pay higher charges to fund
cheap care for patients with problems makes me really cross.
The reason my family and I have good teeth is that we have visited our
dentist regularly over many years, having check-ups and putting problems
right as they came along.
This has cost us a lot of money and I don’t see why we will now have to pay
extra for others’ lack of care.
I would like to know why some parents feel the need to perpetuate the
notion that Santa Claus is real with their children – personally , I just
can’t bring myself to tell my children that it is nothing more than a
really neat story.
Do some parents think that there is really no “magic” in the Christmas
season for children unless they believe this character is real? Are they
not concerned that when their child(ren) find out that he is just a story
that they might realize they’ve been deliberately deceived for a number of
years? (I ask because I remember thinking this when I discovered the truth
The article, “Unsuspecting Computer Users Relay Spam” named “homes with
high-speed Internet connections shared by two or more computers” as being
prime vehicles for forwarding SPAM.
Users that share their high-speed lines with the software that comes with
their operating systems are indeed vulnerable, but principally on the main
computer, which is the one connected to the line. However, many homes use
an separate “router” for sharing the line, and these routers also serve as
firewalls. Unless special configurations are installed on these routers,
spammers are unable to contact any of the computers that are behind the
External firewall routers, which are widely available for under $50, are
the best insurance against being hacked that users of a high-speed line can
get. The market for these inexpensive routers is so great that Linksys, the
company that makes the best known of these devices, is in the process of
being acquired by Cisco Systems.
There are no “white” classrooms. Would you like to ask the question on your
mind? Is there racial discrimination in testing? If you accept the argument
that testing is “culturally biased” toward those of the majority race you
will, undoubtedly, see that bias.
I reject that there should be “cultural waivers” given in free public
schools across the United States. I believe there needs to be a clear,
rigorous core curriculum given to ALL students – rich, poor, black,
hispanic, white, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim …
We do a grave disservice to our poor and minorities by allowing each
district to set the standards they deem high enough. Hypothetically
speaking, a poor district, with uneducated constituents, could accept the
lower standards that faculty and administration find easier to deliver. I
reject, out of hand, that people do what is right because it is the right
thing to do. Some things have to be fully comprehensive, well regulated,
and, in large measure, given to a system of measurable results. One could
say we already have that with standardized testing. But, historically, the
tests we have given our students, such as the minimal competency tests that
have been in fashion for years, tell us only that we are not academically
What is the role of race in America’s schools and colleges now? What should
it be, in your opinion?
What can be done to stop these inequities? This is a question, it seems the
question, from the introduction of this new forum. The short answer is that
probably nothing can be done.
Another response would be that the question is wrong. Why does one assume
that the problem is caused by inequities, implying that the playing field
would naturally be quite level were there not some sinisterforce
manipulating to the advantage of some over to the disadvantage of others or
at best that the inequities were the result of some evil held in ignorance.
It might just be that many aspects of the problem stem from the communities
in which the problem is manifested.
It is agriculture and the pollution of the water from this industry that is
killing not only the whales, but also human beings who swim and drink the
water. Cows which are forced to eat the hay with high nitrates and then
there manure spread on the field in which the rain drains the bacteria into
the groundwater is poisoning the people. Have you ever been around a farm
when they bail the hay and the stink you smell, and then some kind of worms
gray in color are attracting crows, pigeons, and geese to eat these worms
before they start crossing the highway by the millions. Why is nothing
being done to protect the groundwater and why is our politicions giving
them billions of tax dollars and EPA, and DEP cannot go on the farm because
agriculture can do what they want. Here in Pennsylvania people are dying
from cancer in there early fifties and children are forced into special
education because of the chemical abuse by this industry that makes all you
people pay for expensive water filtration which the fish cannot afford.