Thursday, 13 May 2010


In the article, “BP’s first attempt to divert Gulf oil leak fails” by Harry R. Weber, explains how BP’s plan to cover the leaking pipe up and collect the oil that is left in the reservoir failed since the oil has crystallized. Also, in this article the author talks about the range of the leak expanding when piece of oil that looked to be bark turned up on the shore of Dauphin Island a few miles away from the coast of Alabama. This leak has gone from a bad accident to a horrible catastrophe that has taken over the Gulf of Mexico and is heading for the Atlantic ocean, if the oil hits the Atlantic ocean the oil could find a current and travel anywhere in the world. Clearly, the spill in the Gulf of Mexico in a huge problem and I can’t wait for BP to find a solution that works so no more wildlife will be killed.


In the article, “Ash delays and reroutes trans-Atlantic flights” by SLOBODAN LEKIC, talks about the Iceland volcanoes recent activity and how it will affect the trans-Atlantic flights. The volcano continued to distribute more ash into the air Saturday May 8, 2010 causing a 120 mile long cloud of ash once again delaying or extending the flights to and from Europe, the airplane companies either decided to cancel flights or fly around the cloud to the south or north. Just as the first time the volcano erupted in April the ash is heading east to cover Europe in more ash causing some airports to be warranted closed. The civil aviation in Europe has decided to make flight into the ash to get as much information possible increasing what we do in response. Clearly, this one volcano in Iceland is causing a lot of problems in the Atlantic for many people.


In the article, “2txt? Or Nt2txt” by Garrison Keillor, is about how guys are more shut down like that creepy security guard that talks to no one unlike girls who are open to dialogue. First, he simply explains how bad the shut down is in the eyes of many. Next, he puts all of the blame on technologies like cell phones and email because a person can hide behind those forms of communication like the example he used of a guys breaking up with his girlfriend. Also, he said that using these forms is simply breaking down the English language and causing us to be lazy and text instead of walking across the library for a face to face discussion. However, I think guys can be shut down to but it isn’t because of the available technologies it is because of the fact that most guys struggle to start conversations or find common interests to talk about. The thought for me is anymore when ever someone finds something wrong like the males ability to have face to face conversations the automatic reaction is which piece of technology is to blame for this “problem” instead of how can it be fixed. Clearly, males do have a little trouble with face to face conversation but is it really because of technology of is it because of little things like how males are taught to grow up or how comfortable the situation is for them.