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This Year Bad Winter Season by Tyler Williams

The winter  storm  of 2010  was  a very  big  problem. People  were  unable  to  leave  their  homes and  streets  due to  the  large amount  of  snowfall that  came  down the  day  before Christmas.  Honestly  I believe  there  is  no  way this  was  caused by  global  warming, it does  not  connect. Global  warming has  to  do
with  melting, for  example, the ice  in Alaska  melting. Now  how could  global  warming (melting, warming)  cause snow. A  heat  source cannot  cause  cold
conditions.

In addition, I  feel  that the  storm  would not  have  been as  much  of
a  problem  if the  city  of  New  York and  the  rest of  the  tri-state area  took  better precautions. The  blizzard  was about  two  feet including  the  continuous
evening  snow  showers. Mayor Bloomberg  did not  send  out  trucks till  three  hours into  the  storm. He did not  even  send a  lot. Only  4 trucks  went through  each block, street, and  highway  each hour. That  is  stupid. The craziest  part, after  everybody is  mad  at him  for  making such  a  bad call, he  calls  a state  of  emergency for   the  next snowfall. There  were  trucks zooming  through  streets
almost  every  10 to  15  minutes. We did  not  even get  a  foot of  snow  that time. In  Conclusion, I  believe that  although  the blizzard  was  big it  could  have been  dealt  with.

I love  our planet earth  and I  do  not want  to  take a  chance  of
letting  it  get hurt;  so  every day  I  go  green. When  I leave my  house  in  the  morning I  recycle; on  the weekends  I  work in  a  community garden; as Journey  for  Change ambassadors,  we  are always  doing  community
service. I  feel  I do  a  lot  to  help planet  earth, but  it’s never  enough  and
people  need  to understand  that. I  don’t want  to  just clean  up  Brooklyn
or  New  York, I want  to  clean the  world (with  help of  course!)  because
I  feel  I should  go  as far  as  I can  because  doing good, in  the  end will  not  only benefit  the  cause, but you  too.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Tyler William’s Thoughts About Cathy Black, The Ex-NYC’s School Chancellor.

After  researching about  Cathie  Black, the former  NYC  school Chancellor  I  learned a  lot  of things  Bloomberg  left unanswered. Cathie  Black  has  no  background in education  for  such a  job. Ms. Black  was head of  a  magazine
and  a  newspaper and  was  not fit  for  the job. I  think  people, especially  parents and  students, have  every right  to  be upset. We  are  in a  horrible  situation with the  city  firing over  15,000  teachers and  now  we have  a  school
chancellor  that  does not  know  what she  is  doing.

In my  opinion,  when someone  gets  a high  ranking  job like  President  or secretary, they  have  to know  what  they are  doing  and know  what  needs to  be  fixed and  worked  with. Cathie Black  served  fewer than  one  hundred
days  when  she quit  her  job. During that  whole  time, she  has  basically
sat  back  and done nothing. New  York  City is  in  a crisis  that  is endangering  student  education. You  can’t have  people  sitting down  doing  nothing.

The NYC  schools  have so  many  problems per  school  make a  book. Schools  in NYC  are  losing teachers  for  one; teaching kids  with  books published  2  decades ago;  and  then you  have  the major  problem  with student  discipline. There are plenty  more  too. Problems like  these  cannot be  left  untaken care,  something  needs to  be  done.

In Conclusion, choosing  Black  for school  chancellor  was a  bad  Idea and  is  another reason  of  the hundreds  while  Bloomberg should  not  be mayor.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/09/cathie-black-joel-klein-nyc-schools-chancellor_n_781167.html

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

South Sudan Break Away from Sudan by Tyler Williams

There  has  always  been  a  major  conflict  between  North  and  South  Sudan. This conflict is so great it killed  and  injured  thousands. The  Arabs  did  not  give  Sudanese  people  respect  or  dignity, worse of  all,  the  Arabs  do  not  see  Sudanese  people  as  human. The sad thing is that they are  all  from  the  same  country.

          After arguing, fighting and killing have been going on for  over  two  decades, South  Sudan  is  finally  going  to  be  independent.  According to the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (or CPA), in October 2009, the central government of Sudan and the South Sudanese government agreed that turnout would have to be at least 60% of 3.8 million voters would be necessary to validate the referendum. In this case, a simple majority vote in favor of independence will result in secession for South Sudan; should the turnout be insufficient in the first referendum, a second one would be held within sixty days.

          This  is  important  because  there  needs  to  be  an  understanding  and  since  Northern  Sudan  does  not  want  to  cooperate  the  South  is  taking  Action.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Tyler Williams on the Public Outcry for Gun Control

After  hearing  about  this  incident, I  knew  we  needed  better  gun  control  laws. The  man  that  shot  Congresswomen  Giffords  had  a  30  round  pistol. In  my  opinion, only  police  officers  and  federal  agents  should   be  able  to  carry  weapons  with  so  much  ammunition. If  you  think  about  it, what  would  have  happened  if  he  had  a  weapon  with  less  ammunition,  he  could  have  been  apprehended  quickly  and  less  people  would  have  been  hurt.

          I  think  there  should  be  a  law  limiting  the  amount  of  ammunition people  can  buy  for  their  firearms. What do people really need 30-100  round  weapons  for? It’s  not  like  they  are  under  attack  and  defending  themselves  from  30  people! I  also  think  that  people  should  not  be  allowed  to  carry  firearms  outside  of  their  house, permit  or  not,  legally  or  illegally.

          For  this  issue  I  think  we  can  rally  up  and  vote  towards  a  gun  control  and  restriction  limit  law. This will  benefit  both  officers  of  the  law  and  innocent  bystanders.  

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Given the Recent Situation in Egypt, How Does Tyler Williams Feel About Living in a Democracy?

I think that it is important to live in a Democracy because the people are in control. A functioning democracy is the form of government that provides its citizens the most freedom, the most opportunity, the greatest prosperity (an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment), and the most comfortable life. In Democracy the people pretty much have control over most of the things such as electing the President, and deciding if we should go to war. If you live in a Democracy you and the rest of the population are able to enhance everything to the public’s needs.

 In a democracy you can choose the religion that is meaningful to you, and you can choose your spouse and your education. You can listen to any kind of music, and you are free to watch any movie and read any book that you like. You can also choose freely what kind of clothes you wish to wear. Freedom like this is very important because you do not want to be controlled, completely, you want to be able to do things you want and have to do.

People under Dictatorship rule have fewer rights. In Dictatorship the Dictator can govern without consent. They can do as they please with country or area of control. In Democracy, the people have the right to shut down political processes and put down presidents

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

What Would Tyler Williams Say to President Obama If He Could Speak With Him?

If I  had  15  minutes  to  talk  to  President Barrack  Obama, I  would  most  likely  talk  to  him  about  Education  in  the  U.S. For  the  past  ten  years, giving  students  the  best  education  has  been  a  hassle. Every  year  we  have  teachers  losing  their  jobs, schools  closing  down, kids  dropping  out  of  school. This is a  big  problem. These  students  are  the  future (and the now!), we  can’t  afford  to  be  losing  potential  billionaires  and  engineers. When  I  reflect  on  myself  and  my  peers  and  fellow  classmates, I  don’t  see  teenagers  or  kids, but  Doctors, and  Engineers, and  police  officers. The  sad  thing  is, also  when  I  look  at  my  peers  and  fellow  classmates, I  know  at least  ¼  of  them  will  not  make  it  through  high school  or  college. Coming  from  one  of  the  toughest  neighborhoods  in  New  York, even  the  country, I  know  how  common  it  is  to  see  kids flunk  out  of  school, join  gangs, not  getting  the  best  education, even  get  killed. I  wish  it  was  not  true  but  that’s  all  we  can  do, as  Brooklynites  and  New  Yorkers, wishing  it  was  not  true.

          After  telling  President  Obama  my  position  and  thoughts  on  education  in  America, I  would  then  ask  him  what  will  he  do  about  it, and  what  he  is  currently  doing  about  it. We  all  recently  heard  that  in  New  York  alone, they  are  planning( if  they  have  not  already)  to  cut  off  15,000  teaching positions. The  way  I  look  at  it,  that’s  15  thousand  classes  of  an  average  of  30  students. So  I  estimate, that’s  450,000  students  that  will  lose  their  education, or  most  likely, get  a  lower  education. That’s a  pretty  big  problem! The  crazy  thing  is  that  it is  only  in  New  York. Statistics  say  that  only  40.6  percent of  the  8.3  million  New  Yorkers  actually  work  or  have  a  job. In addition to this very big number, do we really want to add 15,000 more?

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

What Social Problem Would Tyler Williams Try to Solve If He Had $1 Millions?

 If  I  was  given  1  million  dollars  to  combat  any  world  problem, I   would  use it to deal with two major issues in the world today.  They are diseases and education.   Although money is consistently being poured into these problems, they still exist. With  1  million  dollars  I  would  make  sure  it  is  put  into  the  heart  of  these  problems  to  make  sure  we  get  rid  of  them.

          Diseases  such  as  HIV/AIDS and  tuberculosis  have  been  around  for  a  long   time, taking  away  millions  of  lives. We have been trying  to find cures  for  these  diseases ever since the first outbreaks.  If  I  could  dedicate  a  third  of  the money  to  HIV/AIDS research  I’m  sure  that  in  under  a  year  we  will  have  a  cure  or  be  really  close  to  one. 

          Providing  the  best  education  for  students  is  a  serious  problem.  Teachers  are losing their jobs while students  keep flunking  school. As  the  problems  add  up,   so  do  the  amount  of  students  not  getting  their  an education.  Education should  not  be  messed  with. The  money  we  would  put  in  to  combat  this  problem  could  give  teachers   back  their  jobs,  buy  more  books  for  students. With half of the money going to education I think we would solve this problem.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.asp

 Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.