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Cherished Portrait

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There are some who would hire an artist to paint a portrait for official decoration such as portrait of eminent leaders, politicians, or founders of some institution etc. People do commission portrait paintings. For example, some people want their own portrait made, some want portrait painted of their parents.  Some people like to have portraits of their kids painted.

My portrait is very important to me for these two reasons:

  1. The wordings are gotten from the holy bible of the Christian religion.
  2. It is painted with the united states flag color and design as the background.

The portrait in question has the wordings that states:

Greater love hath no one than this,
That one would lay their life down for another.
John 15:13

My starting point is by introducing my religion and my beliefs. I am born into a Christian family and I grew up knowing that the word of God gives life and understanding. This is not a make believe because I have tested it and it worked for me.

I recite the words from the bible daily.

It gives me the confidence to go through the day without worrying about a thing.The wordings of the bible is very important to me, and I take it very seriously. The painted portrait is sitting on my reading table in my bedroom where I can see it and reflect on it immediately I woke up from my bed.

Secondly this portrait is painted on the gorgeous American flag color and design. Which reminds me that American is a land of opportunity, and someday I will grab that opportunity and be a winner I am born to be. The bible tells me that I am the light of the world, and a tree that is planted on the hill cannot be hidden. # I love the word of God.

 

|@binasandra

Immigrants and the Economy

Walter Coffey, author of historical fiction and non-fiction, wrote in his June 17, 2011 article “How Illegal Immigration Harms the Economy” in the Tea Party Tribune:

This has been a national issue and a political question for a lot of Americans. People worry if this true or some people who are biased towards immigrants just made up the story.

After taking a critical look at occurrences of the nations history, regarding immigrants, and political talks. I would give my opinion that the economy impact of illegal immigrants in the United States is enormous and impacts the financial security of the country’s legal residents. The impact plays out in many ways that is both positive and negative.

  1. Americans believe that undocumented immigrants are exploiting the United States’ economy. The widespread belief is that illegal aliens cost more in government services than they contribute to the economy.
  2. All immigrants, regardless of legal status, contribute to the American economy. The 11.3 million unauthorized immigrantsliving the U.S. today contribute $11.64 billion in state and local taxeseach year. The Social Security Administration estimates that unauthorized immigrants contribute a net of $13 billion in payroll taxes annually, which helps to strengthen the Social Security system.
  3. The fact remain that illegal immigrants do not get welfare benefits of any kind. At the same time, they often pay income tax. Through paycheck withholding, and sales Tax.

In conclusion immigrants have historically played a key role in the building of the United States, and they continue to carry that legacy today. it is up to Congress to reform the immigration system so that it will be both beneficial to the immigrants and the nation they believe in.

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|@binasandra

Family Hangout

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This is my family, my husband Stanley and our two adorable sons Elijah and Kalu .

There is nothing I value more than spending quality time with my family. The word “family” is a collective term, in other words, it is not just the number of individuals living together under the same roof, but a group of people who are connected and share good as well as tough times. Nobody understands me like my family and my family is a source of comfort that brings me joy and safety.

As a family, we are not always perfect but it is expedient to us that we build bonds that will get us through the tough times. There are quite a few benefits of family time together and there are some trends for family time that you may find surprising. Spending more time together with my husband and two little young ones while indulging in leisure activities strengthens our family bond. This holds true to all type of activities.

Hanging out with my family need not to be a very fancy activity that require a bigger sum of money. Even home-based, low-cost activities such as playing a board game, gardening or playing outdoors have a significant impact on the ‘health’ of my family. Almost all the times we go out together make everybody in the family feel closer emotionally to each other, which is always a good thing.

Our mandatory everyday activities are known as our family vital activities, whereas those that require more time, money and planning (special events, vacations) can be activities that balance the family bond. Both are deeply related to a family’s ability to better adapt to the changes that come with life endeavors.

The strengthening of family bonds is one of the important benefits of family time. A lot of who we are as parents is developed when we are kids. All we know is our parents and family initially and developing a sense of belonging as a child is a huge benefit of family that stays with you throughout your life. A sense of belonging can lead to a happier child. A benefit of family time is learning that we are cared for and needed and both elements are important to happiness. Families need all their members to be an active giving part of the circle to function at their best.

By Binalayefa Nagberi -Okoro

|@binasandra

The global philosopher: Who should pay for climate change?

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The global philosopher: Who should pay for climate change?

 

I came across this article last semester during the period I took the environmental philosophy class. The instructor thought us about global warming and gave us the causes of it, but allowed us to make the decision about who should be held responsible for global warming

The first question in my mind was where will the money come from? Many worry that it will come from existing foreign aid budgets. And that is exactly what happened when the UK created the adaptation-oriented International Climate Fund with money transferred from existing aid commitments.

The sad truth is that the poorest countries on the planet will be hit first and hardest by climate change. In the last decade, it is poor counties like Honduras, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Bangladesh and Thailand that have been most battered by the climate storm.

The article at the beginning picked a stand, by blaming the developed countries.

We have been pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in ever increasing quantities since the industrial revolution. Some countries in the developed world are, of course, responsible for the bulk of this. Since 1850 the US and the nations which are now the EU have been responsible for more than 50% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions….

 

Much needs to be worked out both on a national and international level. Who should dispense the money? What formula should govern the funds disbursement (i.e., what percentage of the costs should the national or international fund cover)? How do we assess the actual damages? Are funds available to cover only the costs of climate-induced natural disasters or for broader natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes?

This conversation in the article was hard and loud, making the developed country look guilty of their actions.  Although the underdeveloped countries should have a part to play either small or big because they also contributed some amount to the issue at hand.

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|@binasandra

Fools Paradise-Social Media

I stand to be questioned why the word fools was used on this blog, yet unapologetic. Social technologies have broken the barriers of space and time, enabling us to interact 24/7 with more people than ever before. But like any revolutionary concept, it has spawned a set of new barriers and threats. According to the articles by Forbes magazine an interesting question was asked if our focus now is on communication quantity versus quality? Superficiality versus authenticity?  In an ironic twist, social media has the potential to make us less social; a surrogate for the real thing. For it to be a truly effective communication vehicle, all parties must bear a responsibility to be genuine, accurate, and not allow it to replace human contact altogether. Unfit-tingly it has produced a new set of communication barrier because it is now used in a very awkward manner, yes, I say awkward because people fight and post verbal written tantrums on the so called social media daily, especially on Facebook.

On a crisp Friday afternoon last October, Sharon Seline exchanged text messages with her daughter who was in college. They ‘chatted’ back and forth, mom asking how things were going and daughter answering with positive statements followed by emoticons showing smiles, b-i-g smiles and hearts. Happiness.

Later that night, her daughter attempted suicide.

In the days that followed, it came to light that she’d been holed up in her dorm room, crying and showing signs of depression — a completely different reality from the one that she conveyed in texts, Facebook posts and tweets.

This is where social media gets dicey.

Awkwardly In technology, anyone can hide behind the text, the e-mail, the Facebook post or the tweet, projecting any image they want and creating an illusion of their choosing. They can be whoever they want to be. And without the ability to receive nonverbal cues, their audiences are none the wiser.

A preferred take concerning verbal argument on social media is that you do not have to respond to all tweets and happenings on social media. Be sensitive about your reactions at an issue and remember how ridiculous and most times harmful your statements might be when you post such nasty comments in the present of your audience.

Electronic Communication in Organizations

Written by Binalayefa Nagberi |@binasandra
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Most organization strictly prohibit its users from intentionally seeking information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, data or passwords belonging to other users, except in the normal, authorized conduct of their work. In organization employees’ users must understand that any communication created, received or backed up in the systems may be construed to be public documents and may be subject to legal requests for public disclosure.

This includes communications that user might think of as personal and private. In most organization electronic communications may be searched for evidence in any legal proceeding.  It is very expedient to know that supervisors have the authority to inspect the contents of any equipment, files, or mail in the normal course of supervisory responsibilities.

By using an organization electronic communication system, all users consent that the organization may, at its discretion, inspect, use or disclose any electronic communications or data, including those messages that require passwords, without further notice for any legitimate business, legal or disciplinary purpose and may disclose or disseminate such messages to appropriate third parties.

Personal use to occasional use that does not interfere with the conduct of the organization or business, or with an individual performing his or her job responsibilities. As a matter of fact, electronic mail transmission may contain confidential information that may protected by law. Most organization had made clear their potential audiences when sending communication, making it clear that they have to be consistent with the organizational mission goals and with the best image of the company.

Engaging in the expressly prohibited activities may result in immediate discharge or other action that the company deems appropriate. In a nut shell, it is important for those working in any organization to have at the back of their mind that all communication systems transmitted by, received from, or stored in the system of an organization are the property of that organization and are to be used primarily for job the related communications.

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Is there any privacy on social media?

Hello class,

My reason for asking this question is because there is actually no privacy. The first time it came into existence it looks like there is privacy, but right now as the years go by there is really no privacy. I decided to post this because am really very concerned about it and i know most of us have shared our concerns.

Thanks
Bina.