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    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

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    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here's...

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    The Definition for decriminalization is, to eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against. Legalization and decriminalization are different in many ways. Decriminalization is a loosening of

    Should Drugs Be Decriminalized in the United States?

    The Definition for decriminalization is, to eliminate criminal penalties for or remove legal restrictions against. Legalization and decriminalization are different in many ways. Decriminalization is a loosening of criminal penalties now imposed for personal marijuana use even though the...

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    • Oliver, I find your topic interesting. I guess I would agree with you in the sense that less severe drugs such as weed should be decriminalized. But any of the other class 1+ drugs should not. The way I see it is that if something is going to be legal, then all restrictions should be lifted in less serious cases. The issue with this topic is that there is always going to be different circumstances for each case which will make it hard to place an argument. Overall, I feel that you have written a great post. Here is a link to a website that would lead you to further your support. These are the states that have decriminalized pot. http://norml.org/aboutmarijuana/item/states-that-have-decriminalized

    • Oliver,
      Great post! Your post talks about some interesting topics. I agree with your argument that less harmful drugs such as weed should be decriminalized. I also agree with your ideas about how our congressmen should represent the people’s opinions. I think that in your next post you should talk about how the prohibition of drugs increases violence in the black market because buyers and sellers can’t resolve disputes with courts, lawyers, or arbitration, so they turn to guns instead. I think you should take a look at this article for your next post: http://theweek.com/articles/445005/why-all-drugs-should-legal-yes-even-heroin

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    Decriminalization is not the same as legalization. When something is decriminalized the distribution and sale of controlled substances is still a criminal offense in Portugal, but possession and use of drugs is

    Decriminalization

    Decriminalization is not the same as legalization. When something is decriminalized the distribution and sale of controlled substances is still a criminal offense in Portugal, but possession and use of drugs is handled as a public health problem and...

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    Drugs are a large issue in the United States of America, and it is being controlled by two completely different sides. One side of congress wants to imprison anyone for abusing drugs, other congressmen agree that

    Should Drugs be Decriminalized

    Drugs are a large issue in the United States of America, and it is being controlled by two completely different sides. One side of congress wants to imprison anyone for abusing drugs, other congressmen agree that the way to...

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    • oliver,

      I enjoyed reading this. There are many sides on what to do about the drugs and the problems they bring. Offering places to get clean such as rehab are very good solutions to the issue. However not all users want to get clean, so what you said about legalizing drugs is a very understandable solution but this would also make it easier for kids to have access to these drugs. Heres an article on why drugs should be legal i think you should take a look http://theweek.com/articles/445005/why-all-drugs-should-legal-yes-even-heroin

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    The United States does not tolerate drugs at all, since Ronald Reagan started the war on drugs. If someone is using drugs they are not scared of the consequences from the federal government, they are just thinking

    Should the United States decriminalize Drugs?

    The United States does not tolerate drugs at all, since Ronald Reagan started the war on drugs. If someone is using drugs they are not scared of the consequences from the federal government, they are just thinking of the...

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    The internet is a game changer and nothing has been so powerful as technology has. Technology is rapidly growing at an alarming way. The concern is how it is affecting the people that use it. Social Media changed

    Your "Play Date" is changing

    The internet is a game changer and nothing has been so powerful as technology has. Technology is rapidly growing at an alarming way. The concern is how it is affecting the people that use it. Social Media changed everything...

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    • Oliver-
      This is a very interesting point. I agree, I think the fact that social media is so prevalent holds a terrifying tone. One quote that really stood out to me was, “Talking on social media is like writing an essay for class. You get to proof read it as many times as you desire to make sure you say the best thing.” because this is more than true. Ultimately, I think that this the basis for our newly developed social anxiety/paralysis. Because of our time behind screens we have a hard time reacting to proper social cues in real time. If you want to read more about this topic I found this article to be interesting: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/social-anxiety-in-the-age-of-social-networks

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    My most interesting word to repeatedly say, pronounce, and describe is “Ineffable”. Ineffable means in an easy understanding that it is to amazing to be expressed by words. It is very ironic because you use the

    Ineffable

    My most interesting word to repeatedly say, pronounce, and describe is “Ineffable”. Ineffable means in an easy understanding that it is to amazing to be expressed by words. It is very ironic because you use the “word”, Ineffable, to...

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    • Oliver,
      Good job describing how you learned what ineffable meant. I also liked how you explained why you like this word so much and your experiences with it.

    • Oliver,
      I really like your post because it relates to my post about the word “nothing.” I agree with you that the word ineffable contradicts itself just like the word nothing. I enjoy finding new words to love, especially words that are clever and words that I have come to understand well. Ineffable will definitely be another one on my list. I agree with what you said about the word sticking in your head. Thank you for your post about the word, Ineffable.
      -Thomas K.

    • Oliver,
      I really liked how you told your own story of how you learned about the word and the explained what the word meant and why you liked it.

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    We consider our dogs our best friend, or something we care about more than anything else. Some people care about their pets more than they care about their family. As the saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best f

    Pets or People?

    We consider our dogs our best friend, or something we care about more than anything else. Some people care about their pets more than they care about their family. As the saying goes, “a dog is a man's best...

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    • Oliver I really liked your post and the deep thought provoking question “do we consider it a pet or a member of the family?” I can say that I very much value my dog and look at her as a member of my family. I found the quote “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.(Genesis 1:26, NIV)” to be very important because the Bible assume that man’s likeness to God and animals’ subservience to man implies that animals may have the “breath of life,” nephesh chay in Hebrew, but not an immortal soul in the same sense as man’s. I do believe animals can be even more.

    • Dear Oliver,

      I am interested in your post because I belie pets can something be better than people, but I think having a child and mother bond is the best thing in the world. Having a child would be better than having a pet.
      What stood out to me was: "Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types. It is very easy to take care of three dogs at once then to take care of three children that you can lose in a few minutes." I think this is interesting because I believe that dogs are easier to take care of and are cheaper, but having a child is the best bond ever.

      Thanks for sharing your post!!!
      Hailey

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am intrigued by your post because of the comparison you made between having a pet and a child. The comparison of cost I found intriguing but I do not know if many people will care about the cost of having a child of their own. One thing that you said that stood out to me is: “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types.” because you had made a generalized statement about how people will prefer a dog over their own child. I do not believe that is not entirely true for everyone. There may be a few cases where someone would prefer a dog but it should not be generalized.
      Regards,
      Emily

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am interested with your post because I didn’t know whether to get a child or a dog first but judging by the fact that a child cost more so i decided to get a dog. My main concern was money since i rather have money than anything else because i want an expensive lifestyle and a child sounds like it would ruin my plan. One thing that stands out for me is “The average cost to raise a child up until the age of 18 when they can start making their own money is a little over $300,000 according to The Huffington Post. The cost of raising a large dog per year is a little over $3000 according to AKC.” because I thought having a large dog would cost more than only $3,000 per year. I always preferred a dog so this ensures me buying one in the future.

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am satisfied with your post because I agree with you but not only that I find it funny how animals are cheaper that actual human babies. Also I love how you told the price differences between the two of them I was very shocked.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is “The average cost to raise a child up until the age of 18 when they can start making their own money is a little over $300,000 according to The Huffington Post. It is also a lot of work to raise a child from age premature to eighteen. The cost of raising a large dog per year is a little over $3000 according to AKC. ” I think this is very interesting to me because thats a big price difference between one another. I was just also shocked I didn’t think that the diffrence was that much.

      Lukas

    • i am satisfied how you put this together cause you put in the pros and cons in each way when it comes to the animal and human. one thing you said that stands out for me is “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types.” this is intelligent because this is not a lie to be honest, people can’t deny.

    • Oliver, I really liked your post and how you related it back to real life stories, but when it comes down to it the cost of a pet and child wouldn’t or shouldn’t matter if they are considered a part of the family. A pet may cost less, but having a child isn’t dependent on the cost.

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    One Quarter of me would be living in Germany or Poland depending on if Germany still gained this one area of territory on the poland germany border. There is a chance of me still being who I am today. My

    Where Would I Be If The Holocaust Never Happened?

    One Quarter of me would be living in Germany or Poland depending on if Germany still gained this one area of territory on the poland germany border. There is a chance of me still being who I am today....

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