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  • Nice work Melaina, I like your point about drug and DARE program. I think as long as children realize how thee drugs would damage us and is very dangerous, it will decrease the using of drug in the younger age. DARE program can help younger people living in a better live and enjoy the beautiful of the world. Good job!

  • Ben, I really like your response of religion. I am agree with you, it is unreasonable to judge or come to conclusions on someone purely based on their religion. First, freedom of religion is written in the United States’ Constitution in First Amendment. Every people living in this country should being respect to the Constitution. Second, religion…[Read more]

  • Emily, I really like your post. When I was reading chapter one, same as you, I did deeply think about the first quote. “Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she wouldn’t. She said it was a mean practice and wasn’t clean, and I must try not to do it anymore.” I was trying to find out what Mark Twain want to explain…[Read more]

  • Hi Zahra!
    I really like your passage, you gave me many wonderful choice of books. I only read To Kill a Mockingbird and some of the Harry Potter books. Actually this summer I will have plenty of time to read, I will definitely chose some of books you recommend. The first one will be The Cay. After all, I do like your opinion about teenagers reading issue.

  • Agree with you, since we living in this blue planet, we need to pay attention on improving our environment. We cannot continuing devastate our home any more. Our ancestor lived us a beautiful, adequate resources planet, and we should keep going, and make it better to the next generation.

  • Dear Future President,

    When you passing the street, seeing the trees near you, have you ever think about how important the trees for us. The importance of forests cannot be underestimated. We depend on forests

  • Wentao commented on the post, Insomnia 2 years, 11 months ago

    Thank you for point out this question. Insomnia is really a question for everybody in different time during our lives. You also mentioned physical pain and or sleep disorders may coursed insomnia. And also thank you for the advises you given for overcoming insomnia.

  • It is very interested to read your passage, because you point out this worth thinking question. I think if patients are in excruciating pain or has untreated illness, they should have right to choose to ask for physician assisted suicide . It also should gain their family’s agree. Hope we can improve our law in the term of help them living better.

  • I am sorry to hear that. I used to have a classmate who was also a Type 1 Diabetic. We have been friends since 7th grade. He is always affirmative, and gives positive energy to people around him. You and him made me realize that people with diabetes are not people who are weak, but who are winning the fight for life. And I also agree with you that…[Read more]

  • Yes, water actually is the most important resource for all of us, but we always ignored it.I can not imagine the life without water. Save water should ability for all of us, thank you for remind me to protect our freshwater.

  • I like your article. It is really a problem worth us to think about. Although the consequences of not receiving the vaccine is bad, but we should need have our own rights to chose do or do not receiving the vaccine. And the other thing is the government should let people knows both possibility of get vaccine or not, they can offer information to…[Read more]

  • As for a Chinese exchange student, I should say something about the relationship between U.S. and China. But there is something more important for us, the people all over the world should to pay more attention

    • Yes Wentao, I think cancer is a huge issue in today’s society. Yet, I think your post is a little blind to what the world of science is actually discovering at this point. Gene mutations that give people predisposition to cancer have been discovered, and chemo is still decently affective at this point at treating cancer. The actual problem with cancer is unregulated growth of flawed cells in the body. This is fundamentally a pretty hard problem to fix, but you shouldn’t doubt that researchers work every single day at trying to figure out a fundamental “cure” for it.

    • Wentao I think this is something that is very important and should be to everyone. Cancer affects so many people each day and I know I cared more about cancer when my grandmother was diagnosed and later passed from it. I think we can definitely work to make our surroundings better and cleaner however I don’t believe that will stop cancer. I do want a cure very badly and think it is within our reach and I hope we find a cure in my lifetime.

    • I agree that cancer impacts many people, but there is a lot of money going into research already. I think we can support researchers, and hope for a cure in the future. I don’t think we necessarily created cancer for ourselves, because cancer is caused by many different things other than pollution.

    • Previous comments have emphasized the amount of research and the difficulty behind curing cancer, but you are very correct that there is not a large political discussion about how to regulate economies to help prevent the distribution of carcinogenic products or bi products.It is important to remember when you are voting that certain parties and candidates are against economic regulation which makes it difficult to open up the conversation.

    • This topic is a very big issue in our society today and I agree with you that something needs to be done about this disease. I disagree about the fact about reducing pollution and eating safer foods. These things will not lead to the curing of the disease because most cancer is genetic so the only way that genetic cancer can be cured is through science.

    • I like this a lot. I think it is a very well written and focused pieced. I think that you did a lot of research and I can tell by all the evidence you brought up. Good job!

    • Cancer is a huge issue today, but there is a lot of research going into ways to treat cancer. I agree with Louis that Cancer is a complex problem that isn’t as easy to cure as this post suggests. I also agree with Louis that Chemo is decently affective. I have had a first hand experience seeing Chemo therapy work and not work. My Aunt Suzie passed away from Breast Cancer. She fought the cancer for 8 years, going through Chemo 2 times in those eight years, and going into remission once. The chemo treated the cancer for a short time as she did go into remission, but the cancer came back. On the other hand, my mom is a Cancer Survivor, she went through Chemo therapy for a year and has been in remission for almost 4 years.

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