The animal rights movement began in the 1970’s, around the same timeas the environmentalist movement. It was basically the first outspokenargument against the widely held belief that humans are superior to animalsand therefore possess the right to treat them inhumanely. One of the mainarguments of the animal rights activists is against the use of animals forexperimentation. Corporations, laboratories, and industries use severalmillion animals for testing each year.The major argument in favor ofanimal 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 ishardly the only one. Many kinds of products consumed by humans are alsotested for safety using animals. Humans mindlessly sacrifice millions ofinnocent lives of animals to ensure insignificant luxuries, such as wearinglipstick. It is not necessary, logical, nor moral to give up the lives ofanimals for these luxuries. Humans should not test on animals because itis morally and ethically wrong, inefficient, and in many ways avoidable.
Texts produced by non-native speakers often differ from native speakerwriting in various ways. When it comes to advanced learner writing, thedeviations are often discussed in terms of differences in frequencies ofcertain categories of words or certain structures. Another explanationstudied by, for example, Mauranen (1996) is that non-native speaker textsdiffer from native speaker texts as regards the thematic progression. Anadditional aspect, which will be discussed in this study, is that learners’tendencies to show a preference for certain constructions, suchasimpersonal constructions or focusing devices, may effect the themes oftheir texts. The study is concerned withthematicdifferencesinargumentative writing produced by Swedish university students of Englishand native speakers of English. It looks into how differences betweenSwedish advanced learner writing and native speaker writing maybereflected in the themes and what effect the differences may have on thetexts. The study briefly looks into the possibility of transfer beinginvolved in the thematic differences between Swedish advanced learnerwriting and native speaker writing as a result of differences betweenSwedish and English sentence structures. The material studied consists ofargumentative essays taken from the Swedish component of the InternationalCorpus of Learner English and comparable native speaker writing.
THE proposals to make people with good teeth pay higher charges to fundcheap care for patients with problems makes me really cross.
The reason my family and I have good teeth is that we have visited ourdentist regularly over many years, having check-ups and putting problemsright as they came along.
This has cost us a lot of money and I don’t see why we will now have to payextra for others’ lack of care.
BedfordI would like to know why some parents feel the need to perpetuate thenotion that Santa Claus is real with their children – personally , I justcan’t bring myself to tell my children that it is nothing more than areally neat story.
Do some parents think that there is really no “magic” in the Christmasseason for children unless they believe this character is real? Are theynot concerned that when their child(ren) find out that he is just a storythat they might realize they’ve been deliberately deceived for a number ofyears? (I ask because I remember thinking this when I discovered the truthabout itThe article, “Unsuspecting Computer Users Relay Spam” named “homes withhigh-speed Internet connections shared by two or more computers” as beingprime vehicles for forwarding SPAM.
Users that share their high-speed lines with the software that comes withtheir operating systems are indeed vulnerable, but principally on the maincomputer, which is the one connected to the line. However, many homes usean separate “router” for sharing the line, and these routers also serve asfirewalls. Unless special configurations are installed on these routers,spammers are unable to contact any of the computers that are behind thefirewall.
External firewall routers, which are widely available for under $50, arethe best insurance against being hacked that users of a high-speed line canget. The market for these inexpensive routers is so great that Linksys, thecompany that makes the best known of these devices, is in the process ofbeing acquired by Cisco Systems.
There are no “white” classrooms. Would you like to ask the question on yourmind? Is there racial discrimination in testing? If you accept the argumentthat testing is “culturally biased” toward those of the majority race youwill, undoubtedly, see that bias.
I reject that there should be “cultural waivers” given in free publicschools 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 eachdistrict to set the standards they deem high enough. Hypotheticallyspeaking, a poor district, with uneducated constituents, could accept thelower standards that faculty and administration find easier to deliver. Ireject, out of hand, that people do what is right because it is the rightthing to do. Some things have to be fully comprehensive, well regulated,and, in large measure, given to a system of measurable results. One couldsay we already have that with standardized testing. But, historically, thetests we have given our students, such as the minimal competency tests thathave been in fashion for years, tell us only that we are not academicallychallenged.
What is the role of race in America’s schools and colleges now? What shouldit be, in your opinion?What can be done to stop these inequities? This is a question, it seems thequestion, from the introduction of this new forum. The short answer is thatprobably nothing can be done.
Another response would be that the question is wrong. Why does one assumethat the problem is caused by inequities, implying that the playing fieldwould naturally be quite level were there not some sinisterforcemanipulating to the advantage of some over to the disadvantage of others orat 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 communitiesin which the problem is manifested.
It is agriculture and the pollution of the water from this industry that iskilling not only the whales, but also human beings who swim and drink thewater. Cows which are forced to eat the hay with high nitrates and thenthere manure spread on the field in which the rain drains the bacteria intothe groundwater is poisoning the people. Have you ever been around a farmwhen they bail the hay and the stink you smell, and then some kind of wormsgray in color are attracting crows, pigeons, and geese to eat these wormsbefore they start crossing the highway by the millions. Why is nothingbeing done to protect the groundwater and why is our politicions givingthem billions of tax dollars and EPA, and DEP cannot go on the farm becauseagriculture can do what they want. Here in Pennsylvania people are dyingfrom cancer in there early fifties and children are forced into specialeducation because of the chemical abuse by this industry that makes all youpeople pay for expensive water filtration which the fish cannot afford.