• Brooklyn,
    This is a very great post although it is a very hard topic to fight. The federal government only has say on what public schools are doing not private schools. In an instance of that happening at Judge the Supreme Court could not do anything to over rule their dress code rules since its a right of the private schools to be allowed to make…[Read more]

  • 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

    • 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

  • Oliver commented on the post, Zoos aren’t cool 2 weeks ago

    I can not agree more with you!!! Zoos are awful places, the two main reasons is that they capture animals from the wild and throw them in cages for people to view them without going in the wild, and the other reason is their are very annoying kids running around everywhere. Sanctuaries for animals are a much better concept because they…[Read more]

  • Angela, This is an amazing poem and you really are an artist writing that. I love how deep these words are and how they catch you attention so well. I think it is ironic the poem is about being artistic and you are very artistic.

  • Koji!!
    This was a really amazing review you have to give on why marijuana should be legalized, I love how you tackle the understanding of it from many different points of view. I believe you could make an amazing argument with what you have written down here. A great source to use is a documentary on Netflix called The Legends Of 420. It tackles…[Read more]

  • 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

  • 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

    • 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

  • Olivia, I can not agree with you more on this argument. The lineman protecting our quarterback are making more money then the men in Afghanistan, fighting to protect our country. Something is not right but sadly we can not do anything about it since we are the cause for professional athletes salaries being so high. I wish we could do something to…[Read more]

  • Edweird, I find your argument very compelling. There is no understanding by what the actual age of becoming an adult is, our government gives us an age but we can not even really do anything at that age of 18. I am interested to know why we can be tried as an adult in court, join the military, and do many other things once people turn the age of…[Read more]

  • Oliver commented on the post, Trust No One 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    You have some interesting thoughts about the book and how society is portrayed when the story takes place. Throughout the book you will see how Winston gains more trust in people but as always worrying about big brother catching him. The biggest fear of all the people was being caught by the Thought Police. If you do not know what they are; the…[Read more]

  • I agree with you, we need to treat everyone equally, sadly our country is in a tough time where our leader does not even support the people of our country. Hopefully we can find a change soon and fix inequality in this world.

  • Andrea,
    I am a strong advocate for this topic. It is a huge discussion in this country today withe very state legalizing it but the federal government trying to shut it down. I believe Marijauna is safer to use then alcohol or nicotine. The legalization of marijuana is growing, although Tobacco companies and pharmaceutical companies are fighting…[Read more]

  • 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

  • Oliver commented on the post, The Ride 3 months, 1 week ago

    You can really feels the words in this poem. The effort and time you put in was really shown well in your work. With many different analogies and irony in your work, it is great. Here is a source that can better help you with this in the future https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2848468/

  • Dear Luke,
    I am glad to hear, that you are informing people about gun control in the United States. It is a very big topic in todays society. Shootings are becoming a more common occurrence in this country and no one thinks they are safe anymore. Our federal government is not doing anything to make changes for the better because they are…[Read more]

  • 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

    • 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

  • Saoronn,
    I completely agree with what you want to do having the top officials speak about what they have against other people. The one thing they do that really irritates me the most is how they express their hate for other people. If you dislike someone you should really keep it to yourself. Its more mature and this world is created for everyone…[Read more]

  • Maggie,
    I found your post to be very intriguing. I think it is very interesting that a psychiatrist found out that most the serial killers have not developed the ability to make connections with people. I think that is really interesting to think about because, as I think about it. I either make connections with everyone, but people I do not make…[Read more]

  • Oliver wrote a new post, Ineffable 4 months ago

    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

    • 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.

    • Jack replied 4 months ago

      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.

  • 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

    • 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!!!

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am intrigued by your post because what you said about pets being friends is true for a lot of people. I liked how you made a connection between dogs and children. I also liked how you talked about our relationship with our animals.

    • I am interested in your post because I could relate. I have a dog but the relationship is different than having a relationship with people. I feel like the relationship between kids and parents are more important than the relationship between pets and people. Dogs can’t communicate with people and it is important to be able to communicate with someone you care about. Also, dogs don’t show as much emotion as humans.

    • 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.

    • 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.


    • One thing 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.” I think this is very interesting because it’s literally stating that its better to have a dog than to have a child. This is very amusing to me. It costs less to raise a dog than to raise a human, but we still need humans for populating the earth.

    • I am interested with your post because I found it as something new, never have I read a post on whether getting a pet or a child is better. In a way both pets and children are a hassle especially when having a pet such as a dog and it being a puppy is somewhat the same as having a human baby both are complete headaches and although human babies are more expensive to maintain dogs have to be trained to be obedient.
      One thing you said that stood out for me is, “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.” because if you decide you don’t want to have kids for what ever reason that’s you but both animals and human children are difficult to care for, not everyone is perfect at first but you learn from what you do with your first kid or pet. I would say having kids is an amazing experience because you’re making a human being and that is a beautiful thing.

    • 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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