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what i have read for this week. Book: The 5 lessons a millionaire taught me, about life and wealther”. Pages: 37. For Friday 10/29/10
From what i have read this week, i go through lesson 5.

lesson 1: Decide to Be Wealthy. lesson 2: Take Responsibility for Your Money. lesson 3: Keep a portion of Everything You Earn. lesson 4: Win in the Margins. lesson 5: Give Back. From all these lessons, i have learned alot from these. in the book the author tells you to share them with other peopel, becasue soon they will change their ways too. thigns will become easier, you will not end up being broke, you will actually haev spare money but not be in debt. You will actually be happy. learn these lessons.

other things that i have learned is that Realize your savings, ask your self questions. like do you really deserve these things? thign about how much you reall yneed something, will it keep you in debpt for years? will it truley make you happy? what could a possibly new expensive car do for you?… also there is your nest egg, no matter what, when you go somewhere, and a person gives you a price, use the 7 golden words, “is that the best you can do?”, you will get a better price, and whatever how much you save on that price, but that amount in your nest egg. and the next thign you know that nest egg will get more and more. but dont be tempted to take out of the nest egg. make sure that whatevr you do, think it through, see if it is what you want, how much it cost, what its history is, see how much of a difference you can make without losign everything you possibly earn, or that you can possibly save in your nest egg.

3 ann. bib. #3

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

@GOOD. “@GOOD Asks: Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers?” Web log post. MSN GOOD. MSN, 14 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/good-asks-should-student-test-scores-be-used-to-evaluate-teachers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

To me, my response is yes and no. Students need to go to the teacher to get help if their score is really low. But yet the teacher needs to pick it up to actually help the student themselves if they see they are struggling. But in another sense, parents need to step up to, to their children ans see whats going on or just to help them, so they don’t struggle.  But yet, the teacher has to deal with so much that its hard. The teachers have to deal with low grades, they have to help the kids, they have to keep everyone in the same area as in keep them all caught up. But its hard for a teacher to keep all these kids learning together and having the same grades. Student test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers, its jsut not fair, its not right and well, its not their fault the students get a low test score for whatever reason they have.

Pousman, Barry. “Children Can No Longer Beg in the Streets of Senegal.” MSN GOOD. MSN, 13 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/children-can-no-longer-beg-in-the-streets-of-senegal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

According to the article; three weeks ago, courts in Senegal rules that Muslim holy men were no longer allowed to enlist the children to beg on their behalf. According to the New York Times, flocks of young ragged boys , known as “talibes”, have traditionally spent many hours a day walking barefoot through busy streets, holding tin cans and begging for change- which they deliver to the holy men, or “marabouts”. There are about 50,000 kids on the streets right now. The marabouts depend on the pitiful gleanings of the children for their own livelihood .  To me this is just wrong, the children have to leave school just to go out to pick up these few cents for these holy men that don’t feel like working. But the children deserve much better, better clothes, a better life, not begging for money not even for themselves, for worthless begging men.

“Crime’s Down Again. But Why?” Web log post. Crime’s Down Again. But Why? MSN GOOD, 15 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. http://www.good.is/post/crime-s-down-again-but-why/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader.
according to the article/graph, According to the FBI’s latest Crime in the United States, violent crimes and property crimes declined during 2009, compared to the same series in 2008. This is one thing that we can still be happy about, the crime rate is still falling! (they have been since the early 1990’s) Crime is linked to long-term concentrated poverty and deprivation. so what it Mark Klieman says; the fewer crimes, the more cops and the more cells per crime, so crime declines and crime increases both tend to feed on themselves. To me, i think its great that crimes are going down, but apparently its not linked to unemployment, crimes take a long-term time.

3 annotated. bib #2

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/opinion/27elkind.html

According to Davil Elkind, RECESS is no longer child’s play. Schools around the country, concerned about bullying and arguments over the use of the equipment, are increasingly hiring “recess coaches” to oversee students’ free time. the article says; Playworks, a nonprofit training company that has placed coaches at 170 schools from Boston to Los Angeles, is now expanding thanks to an $18 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. a critic says, that this thing shall go on that kids should still have imaginary times during the school atleast at some school sand for some kids. childhood has just changed so radically over the years, so the trend makes sense.  children these days are gowing up in a world that is completely different form what their parents knew. kids these days know more about the environmental threats than of the natural world. then want the kids to spend more time with electronics and more than play recess, then want more of the acadimics. its like our culture has changed over night. kids used to figure out things for them selves. now everything is set for them, less imagnative. children just dont participate in free things anymore.. things have indeed changed.

http://www.good.is/post/inconvenient-youth-is-the-new-one-stop-shop-for-teens-fighting-climate-change/

according to the article, What do you do if you want to live green but have no influence on household consumption or legislation? That’s the problem that faces teenagers across the world. That is, until now. The Climate Project’s new Inconvenient Youth website is the new one-stop shop for eco-minded teens. Its purpose is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide. it is an effort to train about 1,000. The Climate Project now has eight international branches with more than 3,000 presenters worldwide. Their new Inconvenient Youth initiative is the first to put teens front and center instead of throwing them a bone as an afterthought. its apparently not a website, its a community, they are trying to build a community. as the article says it is a place where people create a dialog and encourage and empower one another to take action. to me it seems like we already have that, but they are trying to advance it a little more, not trying to call it a website, i think they are trying to persuade and to try almost brainwashing people. addicting like myspace and facebook. but this is gonna be a talk, a youth group, kinda, all presented to by a climate slideshow.  it is up and runnign alreaddy. known as Earth Day, April 22.

http://www.good.is/post/how-teens-are-thinking-globally-and-acting-locally/

teens are trying to help out these days. they are trying to help out by Going Green. it is great that middle and high schools are spreading it, to colleges, universities and more all across the country. everythign starts out small, efforts are mare to raise awareness and work to lessen local and glab impact. according to the article; The lifestyle component includes cosmetics and personal care products, fashion, and home, among many other aspects of daily life. they(we) believe that conscious consumption is critical and has the power to shift mass markets. In particular, our work with schools uses the campus as a palette for exploration of greener alternatives in four categories: landscape, janitorial supplies, food service, and classroom products. Think globally, act locally. Any and all progress is rooted in education, particularly of young people, and communication; when information is available and alternatives are accessible, people think critically and initiate change. according to this lady, follow these..

All of my work furthers a (not-so-simple) personal mission: To inspire a generation of conscious citizens and bring about universal global health for the environment and its inhabitants.

Here are seven simple steps to follow:

1) Use organic and chemical free personal care, body products, and cosmetics. Focus on the four universal essentials: soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste.
2) Purchase clothes made of organic cotton (conventional cotton is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the world) or other sustainable fibers—or go for vintage!
3) Eat organic and locally grown produce. Buy food made with wholesome organic and fair trade ingredients. Pack a lunch with biocompostable containers and utensils.
4) Carpool, ride the bus, bike, or walk. Work to lessen your carbon footprint when it comes to transportation.
5) Seek out recycled and 100% post-consumer paper, notebooks, binders, etc. and refillable or recycled pens and pencils.
6) Swap single-use, leaching plastic water bottles for durable reusable metal ones without plastic liners.
7) Take a reusable tote with you to the grocery markets and to other stores as well! Say no to both paper and plastic.

summary: compared to us and homosapiens (monkey like things) we both can seem pretty smart but sometimes in aspects of life for us, we are really really dumb. and according to laurie, its embarrassing on out part about how we make mistakes and they just blow up in our face all the time, and we don’t thing much about it. we make bad and consistant errors all the time. we end up messing things up based on what kind of economy we are in. we are always looking for more complex things but end up not making it right. according to lauri, possibilities of the origins of our mistakes are our environment is designed badly, and also out minds are designed badly. we seemed built just to make errors in our life time.  is what we really need is a population that is smart but does not have all the technologies that we have, maybe not even human language. one things about this monkey ( that is shown) is that she lacks in the area that we most likely mess up in the most. what if she was here, with the same context as up, would she make the same mistakes as we do? Laurie tried giving the monkey some stuff to see if she could figure out the stuff like we do, she wants to try making the monkey learn how to use money like we do. she gave the monkey a token, its useless to us but not the monkey. then the monkey realizes that they can hand the token over to a person so that they could maybe end up giving it up for some food, as in like buying from a market like we do. they wanted the monkey to try and do something like we do, by making them look smart in a way, what would the monkey spontainously do if this was their currency? when you think of this, you think of all the smart things that humans do and you wounder if these monkeys could do the same thing. you might actually have the monkeys start paying attention to the price, how much they give, the tokens. they trained the monkey to walk into a store, go to the store clerk guy  but they are students but the monkeys trade a bag of tokens for an object. the monkeys are being trained to look at sales and prices and the amount of food given. for example, the monkey goes up, gets a choice of a bowl with one grape, and another with two, they went with he two pieces so they get more for less. monkeys do have some of the same mess ups as we do, they don’t save, they spend all they have at once. they trade off and take all they can at the same time. lack on their part.

once people get an opportunity or a chance to do something like, lets say you get $1000, and a more risky choice as a coin either says you gain more money or stay the same. or would you go the more safer way and just get 500 no matter what. or now you can loose money, either loose $1000 or nothing form $2000, or only loose 500. people go with more risky, than safe. its just the way people think and feel better about…. anyways, people just don’t like loss, so they become more risky. monkeys turned out to be the same, they wanna be risky but safe. they are risky once things have change form when it first started. monkeys get things wrong like we do. and humans are smart, they are inspirational to everyone else. but we have to recognize, we have limitations, we must over come them, and we can use the world that we designed to figure them out.