In my French class this semester, Francophone Africa, we read a 400-page novel entitled, Johnny Chien Méchant, translated to mean Johnny Mad Dog. The plot follows a 16-year-old boy, recruited into the army at a young age, who desperately searches for his individual identity beneath the overwhelming presence of a militant organization. The psychological journey of this teen both fascinated and saddened me. I decided to delve deeper into the conflict of child soldiers to learn about the current regulation, prospects for improvement and the overall environment of the problem. Continue reading
33,000. That’s the number of deaths resulting from car accidents in 2010. Now add the death tolls from wars involving territory and gasoline. Plus the side-effects of gas emissions from cars on the environment. That’s a lot of bad. Continue reading
It was actually pretty easy finding pictures about outsourcing labor. The hard part was limiting which ones I could post about. I really became attracted to the topic of outsourcing labor and whether or not it is considered economically beneficial. I have found a lot of information regarding the pros and cons and feel like I’m pretty ready to tackle the issue. The first picture I chose was from a worker strike in 2007 against Disney World in Orlando Florida. Contractors from Disney World were accused of firing hundreds of employees and replacing them with illegal immigrants. They have also been hiring outside companies to do jobs that were originally given to current workers and getting rid of their jobs left and right. Six unions banded together outside of Disney World’s gates and 29,000 members raised awareness of the outsourcing of labor that Disney has been involved in. I was definitely surprised to see that Disney was a part of the outsourcing labor phenomena and I will most likely be using this example as part of my white paper. The final picture I found, I couldn’t resist posting. Thanks to google images once again, I came across a dozen of hilarious pictures about the topic of outsourcing. This one was my particular favorite. It’s amazing how the addition of the word “humor” to a current search bar search can change the types of images that come up. You have to love cartoon humor.
@RealMikeDaisy: Happy Halloween everyone! Last time I saw this many zombies walking around? #foxconn
@RealMikeDaisy: I would like to apologize for that last tweet. Did not mean to offend anyone.
@SteveJobsGhost: @RealMikeDaisy I’m watching you.
@RealMikeDaisy: Finally got my iphone 5 in the mail, then realized its the same thing as iphone 4s. Threw it in the trash and powered up my old android.
@SteveJobsGhost: @RealMikeDaisy Boo!
@FosterAKAforest: yo @RealMikeDaisy I have an android they’re excellent. I don’t own an apple product. Please retweet me- trying to increase my followers:following ratio.
A twitter exchange between Mike Daisey and Steve Jobs after Jobs spots Daisey at a public Apple event…
This conversation takes place between Mike Daisey and Bucknell’s Tech Forum task force who are currently developing a version of Mike Daisey’s monologue that identifies the statements that are untrue. Continue reading
The following tweet exchanges takes place between Ken Saro-Wiwa, a social activist for Ogioniland, Nigeria and Brian Anderson, the managing director of Royal Dutch/Shell’s Nigerian oil exploration and development operation. Continue reading
Last night at the Tech/no seminar, Biz Stone spent a good amount of time talking about stories from his life that led to his success. One of my favorite stories was about his high school sports career, and the idea that if an opportunity isn’t there, you can always make one for yourself.
We’re all familiar with Instagram, well at least 35 million of us are. The hipster camera app with the addicting ability to let us show off and share our photography skills, or lack there of photography skills, disguised by beautiful filters. If I had a nickel for every time Forest Perlmutter “instagrammed” a photo of his current meal, I’d be a rich man. Ironically, when Facebook acquired Instagram for 1 billion, the company had generated nothing in revenue, and only employed 13 people. Continue reading