For Class October 21

Rhinos: Saving the ‘Horn’ of Africa

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/kenya/10384223/Kenya-to-microchip-every-rhinos-horn.html

  • Do you think wildlife like elephants and rhinos will be wiped out in Africa?
  • If someone offered you “medicine” made with part of an endangered animal, would you accept it, if you were feeling weak, a little sick, very sick, had a problem with sexual performance.
  • If you were a poacher and there were only two rhinos left in Africa, would you kill and sell the animal or try to protect it?
  • What do you think of this argument: ‘If I don’t, somebody else will,’ as it applies to making moral choices?

 

 ‘Chase’ the Dollar

http://www.infowars.com/chase-bank-limits-cash-withdrawals-bans-international-wire-transfers/

  • Why do you think the bank is doing this?
  • Is there really going to be a crisis?
  • Could this happen in your country?
  • If a bank did this in your country, how would people react?
  • Could a bank limit withdrawals from personal accounts?

 

 Overdrawn Tatoos

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/16/world/asia/australia-bikies-law-tattoo/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

  • Why is gang life so appealing to many young people?
  • What kinds of people in your country have tattoos?
  • Why do gang members like tattoos?
  • What are some favorite kinds of pictures do people seem to like?
  • Do you have a tattoo? If yes, would you like to show it?

 

 Violate My Privacy. Part 1

Trans Atlantic Classic

http://thetransatlanticclassic.tumblr.com/post/63924720189/violate-my-privacy

1. Did you wake up cranky?

2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now?

3. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?

4. Would you ever smile at a stranger?

5. Can you commit to one person?

6. How do you look right now?

7. Don’t look at yourself. What exactly are you wearing right now?

8. How often do you listen to music?

9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more?

10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2014?

11. Are you a social or an antisocial person?

12. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?

13. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

14. Can you drive a stick shift?

15. Do you care if people talk badly about you?

16. Are you going out of town soon?

17. When was the last time you cried?

18. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?

19. If you could change your eye color, would you?

20. Name something you have to do tomorrow?

21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having.

22. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex?

23. Are you nice to everyone? Who are you not nice to?

24. It’s 10PM Saturday night: What are you sitting on right now?

25. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?

 

 Unsavory ‘Tweets’

http://freebeacon.com/feds-studying-how-to-use-twitter-for-depression-surveillance/

 

 ‘Sexpert’ of Love

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/10/11/relationship-expert-advice-for-happily-ever-afters/

  • Do couples in your country marry for romance or are they more pragmatic?
  • Do you know of any couples that lived ‘happily ever after’?
  • What is your ideal marriage situation?
  • Does love ‘conquer all’?
  • Have you ever heard anyone say that marrying someone was a mistake?
  • If you were engaged to be married and by chance met a much better catch, what would you do?
  • Is it still important to be a virgin before marriage? What are its advantages and disadvantages?
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