FC: current events booklet by: Joey Tobin
1: EVENT # 1 Power Outage Across South Western US | A worker in arizona went to fix faulty equipment at a substation. this act caused a meltdown that left almost 7 million people without power. the question is, was it one man's fault, or a whole systems? This is significant because it shows how dependet we as humans are for power. we cant go anywhere because gas stations don't work. we cant get any information without tv or internet. and above all, we panic. so what is to happen when we run out of fossil fuals and natural gass? this event is a wake up call. My opinion of this event is that it happened for a reason. not to say that the worker did it on purpous, but rather that it was as i said earilier, a wake up call. It shows us that we are way too dependent on power that is not renewable. If we all had solar panels then no one would have had a problem with the outage. if we had electric cars that were self sufficient by solar and wind, then no one would be stuck at gas stations for hours on end. Our lives would be alot less stressful if we weren't constantly depending on a third party to suply power. | Works Cited Pv[, Morgan Lee. "Blackout Sparks Multiple Investigations | SignOnSanDiego.com." San Diego News, Local, California and National News - SignOnSanDiego.com. Web. 12 Sept. 2011.
2: EVENT # 2 10 acres marijuana found outside Ensenada | The Mexican Military announced the capture of two fields of marijuana in Baja California. One of the fields measured at around 9.7 acres with the plants higher than six feet tall. They where placed 12 plants per square yard. The second finding was measured at 1.7 acres and the plants were almost six feet tall. However these plants were placed about six per square yard. This event is significant to the world because it shows how much the people in Mexico can get away with. And its easy to understand why when countless Americans are supporting them. They may not know it, but every time they purchase illegal marijuana they are supporting the killers and gangs in Mexico who senselessly kill innocent families. My opinion of this article is that its bitter sweet. I'm happy the authorities found and destroyed the drugs, but that just means that there will be more. The fact that these drug dealers can get away with growing this much marijuana for this long saddens me. But I'm confident that eventually this will be a innocuous problem. | Works Cited "Ten Acres of Marijuana Found outside Ensenada | SignOnSanDiego.com." San Diego News, Local, California and National News - SignOnSanDiego.com. Web. 14 Sept. 2011.
3: EVENT # 3 Occupy Wall Street | People have recently flaked to New York to protest against the capitalist society. They are very angry at the government and are looking for a change. Holding their sines and protesting, the enormous groups hope to change the way our government handles money. This event is significant to the world because it shows our use of the first amendment, freedom of speech. Without this we could not protest and tell our government what we think of them.We would have no say in how they conduct business and handle our countries money. I think that this event is great. It shows just how great our country is. It gives me pride that in this country, you are allowed an opinion. you can tell someone what you really think without being persecuted. However I also believe that its kind of sad to think that our country's economy is so bad that it had ti come to this.
4: EVENT # 4 FEWER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TRYING TO CROSS OUR BORDER | A surprisingly few amount of migrants from Mexico are attempting to cross the boarder. The exact reason is still not known but some speculate that it has to do with the lack of jobs here and rising economy in Mexico. When i read this article I had mixed feelings, more immigrants means less jobs but less immigrants means an even worse economy. I suppose it is a good thing that less are coming in, because that could mean that Mexico is improving and more illegal aliens will move back home, and provide more jobs for the legitimate citizens here in the US. This event is significant because many aliens have been crossing this boarder illegally for the last few decades. Causing our jobs to be taken and hurting our economy in turn. With Mexico in bad shape its no wonder why any one would want to live here, but recently our economy has become even worse, and the immigrants from Mexico here are beginning to realize, they might have a better life back home. My opinion of this article is that it is rather interesting that when we see less immigrants coming over, its seen as a possible problem, but when they start coming over in large quantities its also a problem. | Works Cited "Fewer Migrants Caught Crossing Border | SignOnSanDiego.com." San Diego News, Local, California and National News | SignOnSanDiego.com. Web. 07 Dec. 2011.