28.2.09

on 5 year college program...


LITTLE VOICES!
I feel like the youth sector has a very important role to take part in every decision the government takes.Like the kind of actions taken by the BESRA, by where there will be an extension of 1 year for nursing and education courses.Well, the agonies and setbacks should also be put of main importance.
Taking into account the kinds of existence of these reforms, what we really need is a deeper reason than just competency thrustson why should we have this be implemented.

no to random drug testing! - call of the students


"Drug testing in schools is open to abuse and discriminate against delinquents, emotionally-troubled children, fraternity members, activists, gangsters and other students the school may want to get rid of" .



Many questioned the effectiveness of drug testing to curb drug use among the youth saying that the United States which started conducting drug tests in schools in 1998 had no conclusive evidence to show that the measure was successful in discouraging drug abuse.



The government would only waste precious taxpayers' money by implementing a program whose scientific validity is being questioned in other countries. "Already scarce funds for education must be used wisely to buy basic school needs like textbooks, classrooms and facilities and not for an expensive and ineffective drug testing program," Drug testing in schools can be abused by corrupt bureaucrats looking to signing juicy contracts with private laboratories and companies. The student leader instead urged education officials to focus their time and energy on instituting a program that will include drug education in the curriculum of schools.



Students are very eager to join the battle against illegal drug trade and use in the country since it also victimizes their fellow youth "but they are rejecting the regulatory measures proposed by the government which seek to punish the victims instead of running after drug pushers outside the school and preventing drug use in the first place.



----excerpts from an article against random drug testing ( c/o NUSP )

13.2.09

hip and the hops






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an inconvenient truth


Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

An Inconvenient Truth focuses on Al Gore and his travels in support of his efforts to educate the public about the severity of the climate crisis. Gore says, "I've been trying to tell this story for a long time and I feel as if I've failed to get the message across."

f that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

--From an article in the cyberspace. You know I really like manifestations done by people on how they actually care for the environment. It's really something that needs global actions.
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