Monday, November 30, 2009


The video “Man trapped in cave after 26 hours dies.” tells of a failed rescue attempt for a man who was trapped in a extremely cramped cave, this is important because it shows that people need to be careful wherever they are. The man was exploring a very tight cave when he fell down in crevasse and became stuck. To access the cave people have to crawl on their bellies. This was definitely a very dangerous place to be. Rescuers got to the man but it was so cramped that a rescue rope system had to be installed in the cave. While attempting to move the man millimeters at a time, the bolt that set the rescue pulley failed and the man fell back into the crevasse. After 26 hours rescue technicians were finally able to pronounce the man dead. Now however there is still puzzlement as to how the body will be recovered. The only option was the one being used, and that is no longer an option.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"Put forth our best writing selves" by Douglas Hess explains how people are righingt more these days than ever, this is important because writing is becoming a large part of everyday life.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


“Wisconsin Bill Offers Mandatory Protection for Volunteers” by Rick Benedict tells of a Bill that would allow volunteer first responders to be excused from work, its important that volunteer first responders don’t have to worry about losing a job while on a call. There are thousands of volunteer first responders in the U.S. and all have other jobs. Bosses of these volunteers most of the time don’t like seeing there workers leave to go on a call and will often fire their employers. The bill being proposed will let volunteers leave work “unpaid leave” work for calls. This bill would benefit first responders greatly because they wouldn’t have to worry about work and that wouldn’t be a factor for workers. Also this could recruit more volunteers or retired volunteers who could now commit to the first responder job.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In the article “The Pen may be mightier than the keyboard,” by Joel Shawrz tells of a study comparing the effectiveness of the pen and the keyboard, this is important because the world is making a switch from pen to keyboard. The article states that the mind learns letters better by creating the letter instead of pushing a button with the letter on it. With the recent worldwide transition to the keyboard this could be bad news for learning students. Whatever ends up happening it is important for young students to learn the letters by writing them before they start typing them.

PLN19 cross contry snowboarding

Cross Country Snowboard,” by Macamara666, is a video of a new sport of “cross country snowboarding” this is important because it shows how some people will go against the main stream and try something new. This video relates to the quote from Robert Kennedy, “some see things as they are and ask why; I dream things that will never be and dream, why not.” Kennedy relates to Joel and Tate from the cross country snowboarding video because they dream of a sport that will probably never be, but they ask; why not cross country on a snowboard. Joel and Tate don’t care what everybody thinks of them, they only care about what they are doing, and that is a characteristic everybody can respect.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

PLN15 Google Advice

“Google’s Advice to Students: “Keep Learning,”” from the official Google blog tells students how to succeed, to keep learning, this is important because it can be a mindset for life. There are many adults that believe once they are into their career they can just stop learning. Google makes a great point that if you wake up every day and try to learn something new, you will. There is a lot of information in this world just waiting to be learned, and just because you graduate school you aren’t done.


“Masked, armed robbers stick-up Springs eatery,” by Kieran Nicholson tells of a armed robbery that took place in Colorado Springs, this is important because it has been a method for criminals to commit centuries. for decades. Armed robbery has been a method for centuries that criminals use to obtain property while using a weapon. There have been many different generations of criminals ranging from the cowboys to during The Great Depression when John Dillinger stole from the banks. The point is that this same brutal method has been used and worked for hundreds of years. Law enforcement agencies and have tried to stop armed robbery by creating elite teams designed to stop the robberies like SWAT, and property owners have take steps to alert the Police if a robbery is taking place by using defenses like silent alarms. Even with all these technological advancements hooded men are still marching into banks and businesses demanding money, and getting away. If we really want to stop these crimes we need prevent it from the source somehow instead of just trying to stop the crimes once they happen.