Saturday, 9 December 2017

December 13, 2017 Blog Post

Today’s blog is about pets in Canada. Please click the link, read the article, and watch the video. Thanks!


1.     How do you feel about de-clawing cats? Is it unethical?
2.     Are cats de-clawed in your home country?
3.     Would you de-claw your cat for any reason? Why do you think some people de-claw cats?
4.     Last week, we talked about animal rights. Do you think de-clawing goes against animal rights?
5.     Some dogs have been de-barked. Please think about this and consider the same questions above (1, 2, 3, 4).
6.     What are other things pet owners do to their pets? eg. a strange haircut
7.     Do you think any of these things make pets unhappy? Do you think they care?

8.     Should the government ban things like de-clawing and de-barking? Why?


Sunday, 3 December 2017

It's the December 6th blog post!

Please watch about the first 4 or 5 minutes of this video. You can get to it by clicking the link below. This is a topic that is getting more and more serious, I think.

An Epiemic of Beauty Sickness
Renee Engeln

1) Which do you think is more important, health, or appearance?

2) Would you take medicine to cure an appearance problem (for example, acne or serious pimples) even though it might negatively affect your health?

3) Do you think our culture is too worried about appearance?

4) If someone dies because they were taking a prescribed drug, whose fault is it? The company that makes the drug, the government for allowing the drug to me prescribed, the doctor for prescribing the drug, or the patient for choosing to take the drug?

5) Who puts more pressure on girls to be beautiful? Men or Women?

6) Would you rather be fat or be hit by a truck?


7) In this modern time, do men face the same pressure to look good as women do?

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Wed, Nov 29th 2017 Blog Topic!

Here it is! Enjoy!
Please make sure to watch the video and understand as well as you can


http://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-perdix-mini-drones-attack-enemy-swarm-bees-mit-tech-military-defense-2017-1

1. What are your first thoughts about these drones? Do they make you feel safe or uncomfortable?
2. What other things do you think this collective thinking technology could be used for? Can you think of good and bad uses?
3. In the future, do you think humans will fight wars or will only machines fight? Which scenario do you think is better?
4. Would you watch a 
sport played only by robots?
5. What new robots are being used in your country? These could be personal or business types of robots. PLEASE RESEARCH THIS.
6. Do you think 
artificial intelligence will solve the human problems of pollution, space travel, war, famine, etc.?
7. Do you want a robot in your home to help with housework?
8. Do you feel comfortable knowing there are many drones in the sky at all times?



Saturday, 18 November 2017

Wed, Nov 22 Blog Post



Please read this article and watch the two short videos that are there also. This should make you think about where you live and cultural changes. Enjoy! 



Here are some of the questions we will be talking about in class. Please make sure to understand the meaning of each questions before Wednesday.

Thanks!

Matthew