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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 14, 2014
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John asks…

How does global warming affect wildlife?

admin answers:

These are only a few examples of what global warming can do to wildlife:

How Does Global Warming Affect Wildlife?

The National Wildlife Federation considers global warming to be “the most dangerous threat to the future of wildlife.” Here are just some of the species being dramatically impacted by global warming.

Adelie Penguins-
When many of us think of Antarctica, it is with visions of waddling, tuxedoed penguins. Today, however, these iconic creatures may be in peril as a result of changes to their climate. Rising temperatures are causing the amount of sea ice to diminish, which in turn causes the amount of algae in the water to decrease. Many tiny organisms, including the krill shrimp which forms the foundation of the Adelie penguin’s diet, cannot survive without this important food source.

Caribou-
Almost everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes can be, but if you happen to be a caribou, these common summertime pests can have an even bigger impact. This is because warming Arctic temperatures have caused an explosion in these insects’ populations. As caribou expend more energy shooing the pests away, they decrease the amount of food that they eat and energy that they conserve in preparation for the coming winter months. Female caribou are particularly at risk as the effort of birthing and raising the new generation takes enormous energy.

Monarch Butterflies-
Brilliant orange and black monarchs are among the most easily-recognizable of the butterfly species which call the Americas home. Their migration takes them as far north as Canada and, during the winter months, as far south as Mexico City. It is here that changing conditions could cause their demise if current climatic trends continue into the future. In Mexico, the butterflies amass themselves in fir trees which provide shelter from rain and temperatures which often dip below freezing. As rainfall worldwide continues to increase, the protection that these trees provide may not be enough to shield the butterflies from these hazards. One mass die-off occurred in 2002; scientists fear that this is the first of many similar incidents.

Migratory Songbirds-
The songs of many migratory birds, such as this Western tanager, are welcomed symbols of springtime. Warmer seasons worldwide may mean that you won’t be hearing some of those old familiar songs in years to come, however, as songbirds are particularly sensitive to changes to both temperatures and their habitats.

Polar Bears-
Polar bears, like their favored springtime prey the ringed seal, depend heavily on sea ice for their survival. Polar bears move from ice flow to ice flow in search of the young seals. With rising temperatures, the thinning ice leaves fewer places for both the polar bears to hunt and the seals to raise their young.

Trout-
Coldwater fish, such as trout, depend on a frigid mixture of spring and glacier water to thrive. As North American temperatures continue to rise, trout stand to lose three-quarters of their current habitat. Before long, an enitre generation of Anglers will have lost the the ability to bond with friends and family while communing with nature.

Coral Reefs-
Coral reefs are colorful underwater forests which teem with life and act as a natural protective barrier for coastal regions. The fishes and plants which call them home belong to some of the most diverse – and fragile – ecosystems on the planet. In one year alone, sixteen percent of the world’s coral reefs were wiped out. A sea temperature change of a mere one degree Celsius would yield similar losses. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the water cause additional damage to corals, leaving them defenseless against storm damage and erosion.

Arctic Foxes-
The arctic fox is a marvel or environmental adaptation. Its paws are covered with thick fur to protect its feet in winter, and it is an excellent burrower which allows it to dig dens and warm itself against the arctic chill. In recent years, warmer temperatures have driven the arctic fox farther and farther north in search of more suitable, cooler habitat.

Sandra asks…

What are some good books to read for a 10 year old who is in a higher reading level?

I love Mysterys and Fablehaven

admin answers:

WEBSITE BELOW HAS LOTS OF DIFFERENT LISTS.

Have you read all of the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, and Boxcar Children Mysteries? Have you read all of the Encyclopedia Brown Mystery Stories?

Edith Nesbit:
The Railway Children
The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Kate DiCamillo:
Because of Winn-Dixie – A young girl discovers that a stray dog she takes in enables her to meet lots of interesting people in the small town she and her father now call home.
The Tale of Desperaux
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

N. D. Wilson:
Leepike Ridge – His father is dead and his mother is now dating a teacher he doesn’t like. He didn’t mean to run away from home, but things just happened. He has quite an adventure and discovers along the way some answers to questions he had not even asked.

E. L. Konigsburg:
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Marguerite D’Angeli: The Door in the Wall
Mark Twain:
The Prince and the Pauper
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – This classic story is based upon the author’s life and the lives of close friends in Hannibal, Missouri. Everyone should know about the cave and the infamous picket fence.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Some people have attempted to ban this book because it uses a certain word we no longer consider acceptable. Rather than ignoring or re-writing history, perhaps it would be better to explain how attitudes have changed.

Albert Payson Terhune: Lad: A Dog
Anna Sewell:
Black Beauty – This story is told from the perspective of the horse! Caution: It will make you cry, but I highly recommend this book!

Enid Bagnold:
National Velvet – Velvet acquires a spirited horse and sets out to train it for the National Steeple Chase Race. However, her horse needs a jockey and females are not permitted to ride in the National.

Marguerite Henry:
Misty of Chincoteague – This is based upon a true story.
Stormy, Misty’s Foal
Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Wilson Rawls: Where the Red Fern Grows
Jack London:
The Call of the Wild
White Fang
The Sea Wolf

Rudyard Kipling:
Just So Stories
The Jungle Book

Fred Gipson: Old Yeller
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings:
The Yearling – A young boy raises an orphaned fawn, but as the animal matures it becomes more and more of a problem for his family.

George Selden:
The Cricket in Times Square
Chester Cricket’s New Home

P. L. Travers (a.k.a. Pamela Lyndon Travers):
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Comes Back
Mary Poppins Opens the Door
Mary Poppins in the Park

James M. Barrie:
Peter Pan
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson:
Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

L. Frank Baum:
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
Lemony Snicket:
The Bad Beginning
The Reptile Room
The Wide Window
The Miserable Mill
The Austere Academy
The Ersatz Elevator
The Vile Village
The Hostile Hospital
The Carnivorous Carnival
The Slippery Slope
The Grim Grotto
The Penultimate Peril
The End

Tony Di Terlizzi and Holly Black:
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda’s Secret
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood Tree
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath

Norton Juster: The Phantom Tollbooth
Lewis Carroll:
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

Hugh Lofting:
The Story of Dr. Doolittle
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle

Pene du Bois: Twenty-One Balloons
Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, eds.:
Faerie Gold: Treasures from the Lands of Enchantment

Roald Dahl:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
The Twits
Esio Trot
George’s Marvelous Medicine
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Cornelia Funke:
Ingraine the Brave
Dragon Rider
Inkheart
Inkspell
The Thief Lord

Brandon Mull:
Fablehaven
Rise of the Evening Star
Grip of the Shadow Plague

Katherine Paterson: Bridge to Terabithia
Carol Kendall:
The Gammage Cup (This was one of my favorites when I was young.)
The Whisper of Glocken

Eoin Colfer:
Artemis Fowl
The Arctic Incident
The Opal Deception
The Lost Colony

Andre Norton:
The Witch World
The Web of the Witch World
Three against the Witch World
Year of the Unicorn
Warlock of the Witch World
Dragon Scale Silver
Dream Smith
The Toads of Grimmerale
Spider Silk
Sword of Unbelief
Sarsthor’s Bane

Ursula K. LeGuin:
Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Tehanu
Tales from Earthsea
The Other Wind
Voices

Madeleine L’Engle:
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

Howard Pyle:
Story of King Arthur and His Knights – There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Roger Lancelyn Green:
The Adventures of Robin Hood
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

John Bunyan:
Dangerous Journey ( A beautifully illustrated edition of A Pilgrim’s Progress)

C. S. Lewis:
The 7 volume Chronicles of Narnia
The Magician’s Nephew
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Hobbit
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
Johann Wyss: Swiss Family Robinson

Robert Louis Stevenson:
Treasure Island
Kidnapped

Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in Eighty Days

Maud Hart Lovelace:
Betsy-Tacy Series – Website has a separate page with this list.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Did you know that in addition to the books about Laura’s life there are books about her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and daughter, Rose? Website below has a separate page which lists all of these.
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House in the Prairie
Farmer Boy – This is the story Laura wrote about her husband, Almanzo’s childhood in Malone, New York.

Johanna Spyri: Heidi
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

Esther Forbes:
Johnny Tremain (From the Days just prior to the American Revolution)

Elizabeth George Speare:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (From the time of the Salem Witch Trials)

James asks…

The American Economy – a ship at sea with a busted rudder and with a Captain who has no idea how to fix it?

…… and with absolutely no clue about navigation. Thoughts?

admin answers:

More like a Captain that throws the engineers that can fix it overboard and passes out margaritas to the passengers to make them unaware of the peril they are in.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

December 31, 2012
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Betty asks…

Help need done by May 21 or get an F?

2. Read the poem below. Consider the figurative language and imagery in this poem. What do they suggest about the poem’s theme? What idea is Lord Byron, the author, communicating, and what poetic techniques does he use to convey his message?
My teacher want it to me two paragraphs long.
thank you sooooo much

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

admin answers:

The first couple of lines can be confusing if not read properly. This is an enjambed line, meaning that it continues without pause onto the second line. That she walks in beauty like the night may not make sense as night represents darkness. However, as the line continues, the night is a cloudless one with bright stars to create a beautiful mellow glow. The first two lines bring together the opposing qualities of darkness and light that are at play throughout the three verses.The remaining lines of the first verse employ another set of enjambed lines that tell us that her face and eyes combine all that’s best of dark and bright. No mention is made here or elsewhere in the poem of any other physical features of the lady. The focus of the vision is upon the details of the lady’s face and eyes which reflect the mellowed and tender light. She has a remarkable quality of being able to contain the opposites of dark and bright.The third and fourth lines are not only enjambed, but the fourth line begins with an irregularity in the meter called a metrical substitution. The fourth line starts with an accented syllable followed by an unaccented one, rather than the iambic meter of the other lines, an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one. The result is that the word “Meet” receives attention, an emphasis. The lady’s unique feature is that opposites “meet” in her in a wonderful way.The second verse tells us that the glow of the lady’s face is nearly perfect. The shades and rays are in just the right proportion, and because they are, the lady possesses a nameless grace. This conveys the romantic idea that her inner beauty is mirrored by her outer beauty. Her thoughts are serene and sweet. She is pure and dear.The last verse is split between three lines of physical description and three lines that describe the lady’s moral character. Here soft, calm glow reflects a life of peace and goodness. This is a repetition, an emphasis, of the theme that the lady’s physical beauty is a reflection of her inner beauty.Lord Byron greatly admired his cousin’s serene qualities on that particular night and he has left us with an inspired poem.The poem was written shortly before Lord Byron’s marriage to Anna Milbanke and published shortly after the marriage

Ruth asks…

pervasive developmental disorder how do you deal with it? Is there away to make his behavior better?

My nephew has pervasive developmental disorder and autism. he is almost 3 years old.

He hits his head on anything he can to the point that he bleeds and has had concussions.

He is very mean to his brother who is 14 months old to the point where he cant be alone with him.

His therapist suggested brushing him from head to toe with a soft bristle brush every 2 hours which we do but it does not seem to help all that much.

We have told her this but all she ever says is “it should work”. we have asked his dr for help but get no where.

This is what PPD is problems with using and understanding language; difficulty relating to people, objects, and events; unusual play with toys and other objects; difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings, and repetitive body movements or behavior patterns. Autism (a developmental brain disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills, and a limited range of activities and interests) is the most characteristic and best studied PDD.
I looked at that site already thanks.

admin answers:

One thing that can be calming for children on the autism spectrum is deep pressure. When he gets to that point try wrapping him tightly in a blanket and giving him a tight hug. That may be enough to help him regulate himself.

Try reading 2 of my favorite books : “the out of sync child” ( about sensory dysfunction) and “a parents guide to high functioning autism and aspberger’s syndrome: how to help your child thrive” these were 2 books that I found to be very helpful when my oldest son was diagnosed at 11 years old. I was basically given a diagnosis and some prescriptions and that was it. I had to educate myself. You might want to call the local children’s hospital and find out if they have an autism clinic with better doctors and therapists.

William asks…

Pervasive developmental disorder how do you deal with it? Is there away to make his behavior better?

My nephew has pervasive developmental disorder and autism. he is almost 3 years old.

He hits his head on anything he can to the point that he bleeds and has had concussions.

He is very mean to his brother who is 14 months old to the point where he cant be alone with him.

His therapist suggested brushing him from head to toe with a soft bristle brush every 2 hours which we do but it does not seem to help all that much.

We have told her this but all she ever says is “it should work”. we have asked his dr for help but get no where.

This is what PPD is problems with using and understanding language; difficulty relating to people, objects, and events; unusual play with toys and other objects; difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings, and repetitive body movements or behavior patterns. Autism (a developmental brain disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills, and a limited range of activities and interests) is the most characteristic and best studied PDD.

I asked in toddler and preschool and only got 1 answer.

admin answers:

I too have a son with pdd-nos. He is now 7 and he was diagnosed at age 4. He did the same things as your nephew. It almost drove me crazy. Continue with the brushing technique it will benefit you in the long run. I recently figured out that dairy products cause a severe behavior problem in my son. We have not taken all dairy away but we do limit it. If you decide to try this remember that dairy is in a lot of foods so just try and limit him instead of taking it away completely. I don’t want to have my son not have any chocolate or any thing like that so we limit his intake. If he gets any extra like going to the cabinet and getting mm’s we know because he gets mean and is almost uncontrollable. I hope this helps you because I have been where you are now. Good luck and hang in there it will get better.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Driver’s Eyes

October 4, 2012
By

Sandra asks…

HELP I NEED ANSWERS TO MY DRIVING TEST !?

This Final Exam consists of 40 questions.
You must receive no less than 80% correct to pass this exam.
Your final score is recorded only as pass or fail.

1 ___ hours awake = same effect as .07 blood alcohol concentration.
19
18
17
20

2 Among those killed, teenage drivers have the highest death rates per miles driven among all age groups, followed by elderly drivers and young ________.
adult males
adult females
motorcyclists
truckers

3 Fatality related to motor vehicle traffic is the number one cause of accidental death and motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for people ages _____.
1 to 2
34 to 64
65 to 85
3 to 33

4 If you are stuck in a traffic jam and you can feel your anger rising, you are experiencing an emotional challenge called ________.
confinement
confusion
restriction
claustrophobia

5 Safety belts are being designed_______.
with pretension
to fit the driver’s body automatically
to unbuckle automatically
to automatically buckle

6 Traffic engineers and lawmakers have designed our roads, laws and traffic controls to help drivers __________ what other road users are about to do.
know exactly
control
communicate
anticipate and predict

7 If you are involved in a collision and the vehicles are still operational, _______.
remain exactly where the collision occurred
move them out of traffic
move them to the opposite side of the road
move them away from each other

8 Alcohol is quick to find its way to the brain because ______.
the central aorta supplies it
the brain contains more blood
of the brain’s elevated location
the brain contains more oxygen

9 When you fully depress a brake pedal of a vehicle with ABS, you will feel______.
a pulse
a pinch
a pain
a vibration

10 One major advantage of push/pull steering from the low-hand position is________.
the elimination of reduced vehicle load transfer
enhanced vehicle control because the arms stay close to the body and maintain a more stable vertical body position
it combines control of steering and acceleration
it results in less leg fatigue

11 If you can see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights ahead, ______.
turn on your flashers to help the emergency vehicle
do not follow too closely
get as close as you can
make a u-turn

12 If you are driving an SUV or large vehicle, enter most entrance ramps__________.
expecting gradual banked curves
at low speeds
after merging
at high speeds

13 If you determine your driving risks associated with physical, ________, or medical limitations are too high, consider alternative transportation choices.
social
mental
legal
financial

14 There are usually _______ collisions in a motor vehicle crash.
three
four
two
five

15 If you pack your vehicle full, you should_______.
reference your owner’s manual for maximum load weight
distribute items evenly, blocking the view through your rearview mirror
ensure your weight distribution has a high center of gravity
know the vehicle’s aerodynamics

16 If you have to drive on a long trip, wearing your seatbelt prevents your _______ from tiring so quickly.
muscles
fingers
brain
arms

17 In general, for males it takes the liver up to ________ to process approximately one drink.
3 hours
2 hours
1 hour
30 minutes

18 _________is one of the top three factors associated with fatal crashes.
Failure to maintain lane position
All of these answers are correct.
Speeding
Driving under the influence

19 When another driver travels at erratic speeds, weaves in and out of lanes, and sits in unusual postures, these are indications that the driver___________.
is distracted
is not licensed
is impaired
is lost

20 One drink equals__________ in the eyes of law enforcement.
6 ounces of beer
12 ounces of beer
8 ounces of beer
10 ounces of beer

21 Over__________people were killed in 2005 in alcohol-related crashes.
16,000
25,000
10,000
5,000

22 A _____________painted on your lane at an intersection indicates the best place to stop your vehicle.
broad white stop bar
dotted white line
white triangle
solid yellow line

23 Traffic laws are in place to________.
regulate the flow of traffic
demonstrate public authority
force drivers to follow rules
slow drivers down

24 Combining two drugs can intensify the effects. This is called_______.
prynergisim
unogism
synergism
zynergisim

25 Begin to assess your risk related to the three main elements of driving before getting behind the wheel; evaluate your own well being, ___________, and your vehicle.
temperament
impairment
roadway conditions
external distractions

26 Slick or wet, low-traction surface conditions mak

admin answers:

All the answers are in the manual the state publishes. Go read it.

Susan asks…

Alcohol Quiz what do you think?

I posted this before but no one helped, so I answered them with an X do I have the right answers?

1. The following does NOT have the same alcohol content as a 12 oz. beer:

A. Depends on the type of beer X
B. 5 oz. glass of wine
C. 1.5 oz. of 80 proof distilled spirits (shot)
D.none of the above

Question 2;
Driving is a right all people have, just like drinking is a right, thus drinking drivers should not be punished if they do not hurt anyone.

True
False X

Question 3:
It is considered a DUI if the driver’s Blood Alcohol Content level is at or above .08. (4 points)

True X
False

Question 4;
One measure that can be used to reduce drinking and driving is:

A. making drunk drivers speak publicly to high school students X
B. making drunk drivers sign a contract stating they will never drink again
C. restricting night time driving by young people
D. none of the above

Question 5:
There are less alcohol-related fatalities for 18, 19, and 20 year olds than for the population over 21.

True X
False

Question 6;
Which amount of alcohol is safe for a pregnant woman to drink?

A. a small amount as long as the mother does not binge drink
B. No amount of alcohol is safe. X
C.an occasional glass of wine
D.It is safe after the third month of pregnancy.

Question 7
Which is not a sign of FAS?

A.small head
B. flat face
C. flat feet X
D. wide spaced eyes

Question 8
Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome is caused by:

A. inflammation of the pancreas
B. a thiamine deficiency in alcoholics
C. brain degeneration X

Question 9
The Acronym FAS means:
A. Fetal Alcohol Signs
B. Fetus Alcohol Signs
C. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome X
D. Fetus Alcohol Symptoms

Question 10;
What is the leading cause of death among teenagers aged 15 through 19?
A. drug overdose
B. suicide X
C. alcohol-Impaired driving
D. HIV

Question 11;
If you are the driver of a vehicle, there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

True X
False

Question 12
The best way to avoid a dangerous situation involving drunk driving is to:
A. Avoid alcohol and drugs altogether because you don’t need them anyway. X
B. Do what your friends tell you to do.
C. Drink just a little or limit your drug intake.

Question 13
Which of the following is a problem a baby may have if the mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant?
A. motor skills problems
B. hearing and vision problems
C. premature birth
D. all of the above X

Question 14 ; What is the umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy?
A. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder X
B. Fetal Disorder Umbrella
C. Alcohol Umbrella Syndrome
D. Fetal Alcohol Variety Disorder

Question 15;
Gender, emotion, mental status, and amount of time throughout consumption are a few factors that can change the effects each time alcohol is consumed by an individual.

True X
False

Question 16 ;
A person’s _________ can determine how quickly alcohol can have a negative effect.
A. size X
B. race
C. stomach
D. age

Question 17
All 50 states enacted a BAC limit of .08 as the legal limit for drunk drivers over the age of 21.

True X
False

Question 18
Females are more likely than males to report past month alcohol use. (4 points)

True X
False

Question 19
This law imposes potential liability on the host of a party if alcohol is served to an obviously intoxicated person or a minor.

A. adult liability
B. social host
C. MADD law X
D. minor party law

Question 20
___________ are more likely to become alcoholics.

A. children
B. adults X
C. woman
D. children of alcoholic parents

Question 21
When you get your driver’s license, you are automatically giving “implied consent” to take a breath test or other test to measure your blood alcohol.

True X
False

Question 22
What passes the ingested alcohol from the mother to the baby?
A. amniotic fluid
B. uterus
C. ovaries
D. placenta

Question 23
According to the NIDA, use of alcohol typically begins around age 18.

True
False

Question 24
Mandatory license plate revocation is ineffective against drunk driving.

True
False

Question 25
All of the following are symptoms of alcoholism except for:
A. craving
B. physical dependence X
C. tolerance (you have to drink more and more to get “buzzed.”)
D.self-control
I forgot to answer these

Question 22
What passes the ingested alcohol from the mother to the baby?
A. amniotic fluid
B. uterus
C. ovaries
D. placenta X

Question 23
According to the NIDA, use of alcohol typically begins around age 18.

True
False X

Question 24
Mandatory license plate revocation is ineffective against drunk driving.

True X
False

O and some of you that already just answered me Thanx a FREAKING LOT!!!

admin answers:

YES!

Joseph asks…

How much do the most popular contact lenses cost?

I’ve never had glasses but I know my vision isn’t very good, and that to ever get my driver’s permit or license, I’ll need to get one or the other. So my questions are:

First, how do you go about getting contact lenses? I’m assuming you need to see an eye doctor and have them prescribed. Do you need to purchases glasses to or can you just get contacts?

What are the most popular brands of contact lenses and what do they cost on average? Also, if you need stronger contact lenses does it cost more (like if you have worse vision will the contacts cost your more money than if you eyes aren’t that bad)? I just want the basic of the basic contacts, nothing fancy.

How long does it typically take from the time you decide you want contacts, go to the doctors to get a prescription, and actually receive them and start wearing them?

I’m a teen (and obviously wanting to get my driver permit. I don’t think I need to wear them regularly, just when I drive…because other than that my vision hasn’t impaired me much. I just need them for legal reasons :) So what do you think?

admin answers:

First, how do you go about getting contact lenses? Yes you need to see a doctor. Otherwise you will not know your prescription. You can buy it from your doctor , store or online.

You should purchase glasses. It is recommended to use your contacts five days a week only.

What are the most popular brands of contact lenses and what do they cost on average? Freshlook (of course). It should be around 50 bucks for 6 lenses
See their new models or design:

http://www.cococontacts.com/colored-contacts/freshlook-colored-contacts.php

How long does it typically take from the time you decide you want contacts, go to the doctors to get a prescription, and actually receive them and start wearing them? If stocks is available, within the day.
‘m a teen (and obviously wanting t…. Youll get addicted to it. Its very comfortable as if youre not wearing anything.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language Is Known As

October 2, 2012
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Nancy asks…

Can someone read over my speech for hearing loss?

I have to make a speech in order to this a scholarship money for the hearing loss association. I want to know if it’s good enough and if you can edit some trivial mistakes you see.

Ever since I was little, I had to deal with a severe-to-profound hearing loss in both ears. Why I had my hearing loss was a mystery since no-one else in my family had it except for my sister. Dealing with hearing loss was sometimes annoying and mentally agonizing when I was younger because I used to be shy and insecure about my hearing impairment. When mainstreamed into a regular class in elementary school, I felt like an outcast because I wore hearing aids. I would get a lot of curious stares from my peers. They asked questions like, “What’s that in your ears?”, “Can you hear me when I talk?”, or “Is your hearing loss contagious?” The most tension I felt was from those who just simply glared at me, speaking with unspoken words. When someone was talking to me, I felt embarrassed to ask a person to repeat what they said because I did not hear them the first time. I would tend to nod my head to pretend I understood them even though I was not sure if they were asking me a question or if they were just simply making a statement. My parents told me not to be afraid to ask someone to repeat themselves. They said I should be proud of who I am. I have one life to live so I should make the most out of it. As I grew up, I took my parents’ advices. I did not enjoy feeling uncomfortable around some people just because I was hearing impaired. So I changed my personality: becoming friendly and outgoing rather than shy and awkward. I tried to impress my classmates by getting high grades and gaining more confidence. Gradually I became socially accepted when people saw that I was not different from them. In fact, I became well known for my academic excellence in school. One of the benefits of my hearing impairment is my exceptional skills in mathematics. People viewed my hearing loss as a drawback to my academic success when it was, in fact, the reason for my improvement in schoolwork. I believe that the reason I find math easy is because I’m a strong visual learner. My increased ability to see things more visually, as well as my ability to see things from multiple perspectives compensate for the decline in my hearing. I also discovered that when my hearing aids were off, my focus would significantly increase because ambient sounds were blocked.
Over the course of my life, being hard-of-hearing not only helped me succeed in school, but it also allowed me to experience and interact with two different worlds: the deaf/hard-of-hearing world and the hearing world. Because my sister is deaf, I have good relationships with some of her deaf and hearing-impaired friends. My sister and her friends taught me sign language and I was quick to learn it. Sign language is a way of communication between those who cannot clearly identify sounds. I found sign language interesting, especially because it requires the use of body movements. Not only have I developed sign language skills, but I also learned how to read lips. Because I’m mainstreamed in public school, I frequently interact with hearing people. However, due to my hearing loss, I can’t always rely on my hearing aids in case of dying batteries or technical difficulties. I began to correlate sounds with the motion of lips. Developing this ability has helped shape who I am and made me more confident about myself. The more confidence I got, the easier it was to make friends and become much more sociable. I may have been shy during my early years, but as I became a teenager I developed my social skills drastically. I am now graduating from high school with a 98.6% average. I plan on going to Syracuse University: L.C. Smith School of Engineering. I plan to major in mechanical engineering and utilize my academic skills (especially in mathematics), social skills, and life skills to be successful in college. I would like to thank my parents for helping me come this far. I am grateful to have two loving and caring parents who are always there at my time of need. They always motivate me, telling me to pursue my dream and that they will support me no matter what. I love you mom and dad. I would also like to thank Ms. Giliberto, my resource room teacher who I had since elementary school. She would always push me to do harder in school and give me tons of great advices due to her immense life experiences. Also, I would like thank my sign language interpreter Dion for staying with me throughout my whole high school career. She is one of the best interpreters that I’ve had. I would like to thank Ms. Pope for giving me this opportunity to be here tonight. Thank you everyone for listening and have a great night.

admin answers:

I read the whole speach and there was only a couple spots that didn’t flow for me! Great overall! I wouldnt change in the sentence that went like “I would ask to people to repeat themselves because I did not hear them the first time” to “because I didn’t” didn’t sounds better than did not to me.(: Also at the ending when you say I plan twice, and I would like to thank a few times, I think it gets kind of boring when you repeat yourself more than twice in a row so maybe you could say, “Also I would like to..” Or “I’m also grateful for my teacher..” Hope this helps!:)

Amber<3

Donald asks…

I feel lost and confused, so much is going on?

I feel so lost and confused. I mean, I do see a future for myself, I’m going to be a concept artist and 3d animator. But theres just this sick feeling of hopelessness. I’ve never really had much friends because I’m simply not compatible with people around here. I only have a few friends, most of which are online buddies. My parents are on the verge of divorcing. Both my parents have cheated on each other, my father thinks its okay to screw a girl once in a while, my mom doesn’t show love to us. I’ve given up praying to God few months ago, but I should prolly start praying again… but yea. I love my gf, but I keep thinking she hates me and stuff. I feel like nobody cares about me at all. I’m so angry at why this is all happening. I’m fking language impaired and I can’t get my message across to people without sounding like an idiot. What the hell am I supposed to do? I feel like noone loves me! I try my best to please people, but I end up failing and snapping at them. Everything I run into a problem, my father expects me to solve it on my own, but I need help! My mother doesn’t even help me at all. I don’t get along with some of my sisters at all, they make me feel like sh!t even more. I fking masturbate everyday. I’ve done a lot of things that I regret doing. I’ve thought about being gay, bisexual, and a furry. I hope it doesn’t end up like that though. But wtf man.

People see me as a random and messed up kid. I say random crap that I find amusing. but others think its stupid and they call me retarded and stuff. I’ve been bullied for reason I don’t know of. I used to abuse my sisters. I’ve been abused by my parents badly when i was young, not anymore. I live in a basement with my family, on the verge of poverty. I’m always in my head and stuff, thinking about every sort of possibility, most of which are negatives.

I wanna stop this all and change, but I don’t know where to start. I wanna get rid of these stupid thoughts.Why do I keep thinking that noone loves me!? I’m not an attention seeker, its just this feeling that nobody cares about me makes me sad. What should I do?

admin answers:

First of all, your parents do love you. They just may not know how to express it. Or you can’t feel it. Or they’re too broken to allow it to flow from them, but they and your sisters love you.

Secondly, (and even better) God loves you, son. You belong to Him. He’s the real father you keep wishing you had, so the LAST thing you should have done is quit praying. I suspect your situation got gradually worse as you gradually fell lout of touch with your Creator. Remember, He is Hope, He is love. He is light. He is all of the things you seek. He is also living in you at this very moment. He wants you to come to Him.

My advice for tonight, (since you have a relationship with the greatest healer of all time) is to talk to Him tonight. Get on your knees and offer all of this pain up to God. He’ll take it off of your hands for you.

My advice for tomorrow is to find yourself a church and ask for help in finding counseling.

David asks…

How to Communicate With A Deaf Person?

I am a profoundly deaf female and my parents tell me I have been deaf since 1970, when I was about 2 years old. As you can imagine, the biggest challenge for deaf persons is communication with people with hearing. I have encountered much impatience on both sides, but with a little patience and understanding, communication can be achieved.

Remember that each deaf person is different. Some may be able to speak, most deaf people do not. Some deaf people can speech read, others cannot. Now, me, I can speech read very well. Through great patience, I did learn to talk but my speech is rather impaired. (Think of Marlee Matlin). I primarily use ASL. Some people think ASL is a signed version of English. It is not. It is as different as English is from Swahili! When I write, my mind must make the transition from a visual language to a written one as I think visually with ASL. So sometimes my wording may seem a little odd. Here are a few guidlines that will help you should you need to communicate with a deaf person. They work for me but remember, each person is different.

1) If the deaf person can speech read, remember to slow down a little. Just a little. Say your words clearly, but don’t over-pronounce your words. Don’t shout because that distorts your words and I can’t speech read you. Use short words and sentences.

2) During the conversation, ask me a few open-ended questions. That way we both know we are understanding each other. Remember, even the best speech-readers still lose a part of what you’re saying.

3) If speaking through an ASL interpreter, remember that the interpreter is just that. Speak to me as you would a hearing person. Remember to look at me because you are conversing with me. Don’t ask the interpreter, for example, “Does Robin like the color red” or “Ask Robin if she likes the color red”. Ask me directly and the interpreter will sign it. I know that it is natural for you to look at the person talking, but do try to remember that you are communicating with me.

4) Of course, there are times when the interpreter is a part of the conversation. That is something to keep in mind. So for example if my friend ‘John’ is part of the conversation and is also interpreting, say John’s name when you want to want to shift the conversation to him. He will still “sign” so I can follow what is being said.

5) When you want to get a deaf person’s attention, a simple wave will do. Do this if you see me and a friend having a Sign Language conversation and you need to get their attention. Also if you see us having such conversation, remember that the other person may have hearing.

6) Notes always work. But never, ever simply shove a note in my face! That would be like me interrupting you by shouting. Get my attention first and then hand me the note.

7) Of course, if you want to learn a language, learn ASL. It is a fun language to learn.

admin answers:

Ok? Nobody cares.

I had a deaf friend once and he carried around a little hand held chatting device he used to talk to people with. He would type out what he wanted to say and if they needed to respond they’d respond on the device. Nobody should have to adapt to you, you are the minority.

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