Friday, March 30, 2012

Ready For A Good Time

I really liked the issues paper. Even though it was ten pages long, I thought that it was neat to learn about my topic and read about some of your issues. Best of all, our papers are done and it’s finally Friday! “I’ve been workin’ all week and I’m tired; I don’t wanna sleep, I wanna to have fun, it’s time for a good time!”

Monday, March 19, 2012

Burn Rubber, Not Gasoline

My issues paper will be advocating, independence from oil and transitioning into vehicles that are more efficient, affordable, and reliable than common internal combustion cars today.

1. Intro- typical introduction, with the use of some ethos, pathos, and logos attributes to grab the audiences’ awareness of oil’s adverse effects

2. Statement and division of subject- my thesis will address the need to become independent from oil- to promote economic and environmental health/ security

3. Reasoning and explanation:
A. The destructive costs of oil
B. How to gain independence from foreign oil and oil in general
C. New technology and how you can become “self-reliant” today

4. Conclusion- summarize the entire paper and use mainly logic and emotional rhetoric to leave a definite lasting impression on the reader

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's America

The American Dream, Ingenuity, Freedom, and Sacrifice are the things that make America so great. The fireworks on Independence Day are sure pretty to look at with their beautiful colors and patterns; however, each burst in the sky represents the sacrifices of American men and women on the battlefield. Without sacrifice, we would not be able to enjoy the blessings of liberty or the life we know. Whether you help someone on the street, buy products from a local business, provide relief to a local town that was destroyed by a tornado, campaign for political office, or serve in the military - you are what makes America what it is today. God Bless the USA

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wait! ... What did you say?

The research place was great; unfortunately, the only thing on my mind was the fact that at 6:30pm I would be opening my mission call with my family. Thank goodness, I just realized that I took notes! Have a great weekend and good luck on your first draft everyone! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Few Background Sources

Rising Fuel Prices
E-mail from Congressman Jeff Fortenberry sent: March 2, 2012
In his e-mail, he spoke about the dramatic increase in gas prices today and what he is currently doing to help the American people.

Less US Foreign Oil Reliance, Yet Higher Gas Prices
Yahoo News written by S.L. Carroll March 2, 2012
This article gives more information that helps support the thoughts and claims Congressman Fortenberry mentions in his e-mail.

United States foreign oil policy since World War I: for profits and security
Book found on Google Scholar:  By Stephen J. Randall 2005
This book goes into great depth about the foreign oil policies that our country holds.

How dependent are we on foreign oil?
An article written by the U.S. Energy Information Administration June 24, 2011
This article gives some statistics of recent information about our dependency on foreign oil- along with some charts and graphs.