All Hail the Last of the Baby Boomers – They Are the Key to Our Future
Not long ago, I spoke with someone and they told me that; “I am 47 and have lived in the Dallas area for the last 23 years.” And I reminded them that Dallas is a nice area, especially the suburbs. 47, well that makes you one of the last baby boomers, so you are unique, and very important to our society to bridge the gap, between the differences in generations, and as we can see there are big differences.The Paradox of Gated Communities
Many folks equate humor to irony and paradoxes, and that makes sense, it also makes jokes and comedy rather easy to remember, as those sorts of things seem to imprint well in our minds. Try this sometime, ask you go through the day watch for paradoxes.An Introduction to the Theoretical Perspectives of Sociology
Sociologists have covered a broad amount of material in their accumulated studies. Some, like Karl Marx, studied broad topics related to the whole of societies. He theorized that the root of human misery lies in the uneven distribution of wealth in society. Others, like Emile Durkheim, focused on more concise topics. He concentrated much of his effort on determining why certain sects of people are more apt to commit suicide than others. Still others, like Max Weber, studied patterns in culture throughout history to determine how much a social group can affect one’s life. Though many sociologists study different topics, all use their recorded data to produce theories. These theories suggest how certain parts of the world fit together and how they work. If you break theories down further, you can sort them into three distinct categories: symbolic interactionism, functional analysis, and conflict theory. All three can use different observations to prove the same point.Daddy, Where Did I Come From?
Dinosaurs tramped the earth a mere 70,000,000 years ago. Henry Gee, senior editor at the scientific journal “Nature,” reports that a human-like skull has been found in Chad which could be as old as 7,000,000 years. The significance of this find is that it is of such great age, it comes from a time when modern humans hadn’t long diverged from the time when chimpanzees would have emerged.We Must Close and Secure the Mexican-US Border Immediately to Prevent Swine Flu Pandemic
With the Mexico City Swine Flu Pandemic breakout, the US is put into a terrible position. Many people are leaving the city and need somewhere to go. Since many Mexican families have relatives in the US, it makes sense that many are headed here. As the come to the United States to run away from this H1N1 Swine Flu, some will have already been infected and they may bring it back with them. In fact, even if we close the borders now it could be too late.