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Air Force vs Tattoos

December 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Air Force Changing Tattoo Policy

This article deals with the air force dropping their new tattoo policy.  The former policy ban tattoos on the saluting arm and on the hands. After much controversy over the policy the air force decided to drop it and rethink their rules. Puting their lives on the line to protect our freedom, airman should have the right to get a tattoo wherever they want.

On the other hand, being in the air force is a great honor and those who are accepted should look and act the part or an honorable airman. If the air force wants to project a certain image that doesn’t involve tattoos then they should be able to have a policy that restricts airman from the unwanted tattoos.

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Beachfront Property

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Justices debate rights of beachfront land owners

This article is about ocean front owners who are suing the state of Florida for taking away their property. Basically the sate has brought in sand to renew the beaches and after renewing them claiming the replenished beach as state property. The author has a point when he states that the owners paid a lot of money to buy the ocean front property and the state should not be able to take that away.

But, on the other hand, the state paid to renew those beaches through the people’s tax dollars and therefore the public should indeed have access the those beaches. So far the state has ruled in favor of Florida and the case has been appealed to the supreme court. I believe that the property should belong to the people who paid good money to own the ocean front property, what do you think?

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NFL Concussions

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

‘Tough’ issue: Concussion efforts by NFL face hurdles

This article discusses the recently rising issues of concussions in the NFL and the new rules they are trying to implement to protect players. It is expected for NFL players to be tough and play hurt and take beatings that regular people are not expected to take. It is an honor to be drafted into the league and because of this players who suffer concussions are pressured to play before completely healed and many lie about lingering symptoms to do so.

On the other hand, because of this strain on the players, the NFL feels it need to put rules in place to protect the players from feeling the stress of returning before completely symptom free. They just put a rule in place that a player with a concussion can not return into that game and another rule in place that the player can not play in the next game either. The real question is should the NFL tell players when and when not they can play?

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Tiger Woods

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Woods says he lets family down

This article is about Tiger Woods recent car accident and a released apology form Tiger that is very vague. I believe the real question is, “what does the public really need to know about his personal life?”  Tiger Woods is a huge star and a big role model to lots of people, and has kept his reputation very clean over his successful career. This recent mishap has left the public with questions regarding very personal family matters. Why should the public be entitled to an explanation from Tiger?

But, on the other hand I see why Tiger should have to explain the accident. Being in the public eye comes with certain expectations and responsibilities. Being a role model to millions means that if Tiger messes up he should come clean, admit his wrongdoing and apologize. Not only could this put him in a bad light but also his sponsors. Looking at it from that angle I can see you he should explain exactly what happened.

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American workers paid too much?

December 1, 2009 1 comment

Americans are overpaid

This article provides information on americans wages versus foreign workers wages and how american workers are overpaid compared to foreign workers. Based on the facts the author does indeed have a good point,  but in today’s economy american workers can’t afford to have their wages garnished. 

However; the author explains how america’s greater salary could hurt our economy even worse through outsourcing.  If companies have to spend outrageous amounts of money paying their employees they might decide to move factors overseas where labor is cheaper therefore taking away more american jobs. Looked at through that perspective, americans really could be overpaid.

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