Maximilian Thomas

Toronto, Canada

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I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. At the age of 12 I moved to Toronto, Ontario. I am now attending the University of Niagara for Integrative Management.

During my stay in Toronto I was extremely lucky to participate in a number of different activities. Each of these activities has given me new perspectives and made me grow as a person. These activities include; Carpentry, Music Production, Mock Lawyer Experience, Camp Counselor for people with an Intellectual Disability, Vineyard worker, Beekeeper Assistant and server for special events.

I'm passionate about

Community. That is the name of the game for me. I believe that everyone, though I focus my energies in the United States, can benefit from community.

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Anything! Knowledge is one of the greatest tools you can have in the fight for survival.

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Posted over 1 year ago
Are reality television shows helping people or exploiting people?
Lets first take a look at why reality T.V is here in the first place; to make money for the T.V station. With the exclusion of a few select channels, this is the purpose of all stations. With that said, the stations want to entertain to convince people to watch their shows and thus creating more revenue for the channel. So what we have is a medium that wants to entertain to make money. So, reality television is created to make the viewer feel like it is real life. But, the problem is these reality television shows are competing against shows that could be real, but are incredibly action and drama oriented. This means that a persons everyday life becomes a boring subject on T.V. So, what do the producers do? They try to add the most drama as the possibly can. They purposely seek out certain "characteristics" and shoot as much as they can and then show the viewer a pinhole view of the entire situation. So, to answer your questions, no, it is not exactly real life, but I would not exactly go so far as to say people are being exploited.
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Posted over 1 year ago
NO MORE GUNS, LET THE CHILDREN GROW UP.
The problem with guns is not the guns themselves. Millions of people have proven that guns can be used in a safe contructive way. Completly banning arms would be a ludicrious way of trying to solve the problem. I think if we really wanted to make a change we would look at how people get the guns. Make the people acquiring guns do a series of tests. Have better education in place to teach people how to operate their gun in a safer way. There are several solutions that can be found without immediately jumping to te conclusion that we should ban all arms.
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Posted over 1 year ago
The Pros and Cons of Gun Rights
Debra, In all reality that is what, in my guess, what will happen. I think the legislation around guns is tricky because even if they are passed and enforced, they are likely to cause more problems then they solve. The medium is already there, so if you try and take a part of the medium away people will still want it, and thus having to break the laws to get it. I agree with your second point, the entire process of criminilization could be reformed to help the criminals with the problems that got them there in the first place. Thanks for another great contribution Debra!
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Posted over 1 year ago
The Pros and Cons of Gun Rights
There are many benefits, but I think they are often hidden behind this issue. Many people, especially in the rural and farming communties use them for hunting. Hunting is not only a huge recreational sport, it is also a source for food, clothing and various other materials. There are other hobbies in which guns are included, but in terms of thier actual use, I think this is pretty good picture of the scenario.
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Posted over 1 year ago
A liaison service that sends suggestions from the general public to creative problem solvers who can directly provide effective solutions.
Wow, this is a great idea! This has address a large problem, the fact that scientist do not work together any more because everything has been privitized, and created an effective solution. I myself am working on a project that would find peoples' passion through good, reliable knowledge and in turn stirring that passion into constructive action. Maybe we could collaborate. Please if you are intereste, do not hesitate to contact me through my ted profile!
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Posted over 1 year ago
Using prize money to spur small town growth
Brilliant idea! Not only does it bring the community together to make a decision, is also brings the business back into it. I believe that in a small town this would spark something quite larger than the initial goal. Once the prize was given out once or twice I am sure that you would find people who would volunteerily come in and start local businesses. I have only one question for you: Why don't you try it in your small town?