Comment for Steves essay

Hello.

First of all i would like to say that we should differenciate between free prostitution on the one hand and criminal prostitution on the other hand. Free prostitution is legal. Women are allowed to sell their own body for money, if they want to. In contrast to that the criminal prostitution is not legal. If a woman is forced by a pander to work as a prostitute it is a crime. This crime should be punished hard. Women who are under the control of a pander do not have any freedom.Most of them are treated by the panders like slaves.The women have to give nearly all of their belongings away, some of them do not even have a passport anymore.

Taking in account what has been said so far, i agree with Steve that criminal prostitution should never be legalized. Wheares free prostitution in my opinion should stay legal. You cannot forbid a woman to work as a prostitute if she really wants to. It is true that prostitution is a negativ aspect of the society, but we must not forget that everybody has his own free will and we have to respect that.But as soon as this free will is hurt by other the law has to interfere.

Published in: on June 29, 2008 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

“Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama”

On the 4th of November 2008 the American population has to vote for a new president of the United States of America. The official start of the election is marked by the primaries and the caucuses. The two democratic candidates in 2008 were illinois senator Barrack Obama and New York senator and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was a long exciting head-to-head contest. In the End it was a narrow victory for Barack Obama.

Their political agenda is almost similar. Both of them are against atomic weapons, want to reduce CO2 emission and work on inner security. On most political issues Clinton and Obama have voted in the same way, so why should people prefer one or the other?

Both of them criticized the way President George W. Bush ruled the country, especially the way he dealed with the Iraq, and promised a change. Hillary Clinton is a strong woman with a lot of experience in politics and life. Barack Obama is a black man who is young and full of energy. Both of them would stand for a change in American history.

One main political difference between Obama and Clinton is the Iraq war. In 2003 Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq war. Now she regrets her decision and voted for a law which is saying that all American soldiers should return from Iraq until 2008. Contrary to Clinton, Barack Obama was from the beginning against the Iraq war and even demonstrated against it. Of course he supported the return of the soldiers until 2008 too.

Considering the fact that the political differences between Obama and Clinton are not a significant issue we can say that the contest between them was probably determined by values like: Character, Image, Popularity and Personality. The people in America had to decide if they either want an experienced white Former First Lady or a young charismatic black man with the ability to communicate.

Published in: on June 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

I cannot believe!!!

Hi all soccer fans!

Yesterday I was watching Euro 2008, “Turkie against Czhech Republik”. To start with, i would like to say that the match was really exiting. Both teams were playing very concetrated in the defens.

The Czhech Republik dominated the first half of the game and the result was a goal in the 34th minute. Truly to say i was supporting Czech Republik, because they have been the better team. Than they made one more goal an turned the result into 2-0 . Normally the score should have been 3-0 allready but the reffery didnt see a foul againts Jan Polak. And than a disaster happend: the Czhech Republik just stopped to play. They didnt attack anymore and they went to deep behind and gave Turkie the possibility to combinate and attack.

I think the Peter Czhech is one of the best goalkeeper in the world and he proofed this so many times. But we are all just humans and have the right to make mistakes.

Finally Turkie won 3-2 against the Czhech Republik and made it up to the quarter final.

Published in: on June 16, 2008 at 11:05 am  Leave a Comment  

Business etiquette

When doing business abroad it is important to understand the local culture. Culture includes areas such as a country’s norms, values, behaviours, food, architecture, fashion and art. However, one area of culture that is important for the international business person is etiquette.

Understanding business etiquette allows you to feel comfortable in your dealings with foreign friends, colleagues, customers or clients. Knowing what to do and say in the right places will help build trust and open lines of communication.

So i would like to compare etiquetts of two different country:Germany and Ukraine

Business Etiquette in Germany

Relationships & Communications:

. Germans do not need a personal relationship in order to do business

. They will be interested in your academic credentials and the amount of time your company has been in business

. German communication is formal

. Germans display great deference to people in authority, so it is imperative that they understand your level relative to their own. Germans will be direct to the point of bluntness

. Germans display great deference to people in authority, so it is imperative that they understand your level relative to their own

Business Meeting Etiquette:

. Appointments should be made 1 to 2 weeks in advance

. Punctuality is taken extremely seriously. If you expect to be delayed, telephone immediately and offer an explanation. It is extremely rude to cancel a meeting at the last minute and it could jeopardize your business relationship

. Meetings are generally formal

. Maintain direct eye contact while speaking

There is a strict protocol to follow when entering a room:

. The eldest or highest ranking person enters the room first

. Men enter before women, if their age and status are roughly equivalent

Business Negotiation:

. Do not sit until invited and told where to sit

. Treat the process with the formality that it deserves

. Germans prefer to get down to business and only engage in the briefest of small talk

. Contracts are strictly followed

. Germans are detail- oriented and want to understand every innuendo before coming to an agreement

. Business is hierarchical. Decision-making is held at the top of the company

. Once a decision is made, it will not be changed

Business Etiquette in Ukraine

Meeting and Greeting:

– Ukrainian businesspeople are generally less formal than in Germany

– Shake hands with everyone upon arriving and leaving

– Handshakes are quite firm

– Maintain eye contact during the greeting

– It is common to repeat your name while shaking hands

– Business cards are exchanged without ritual

– Have one side of your business card translated into Ukrainian

Communication Style:

Although direct communication is valued in the Ukraine, there is also an emphasis placed on delivering information in a sensitive manner. Often, the level of the relationship will determine how direct someone is. Obviously the newer a relationship, the more cautious people will be. Once a relationship has developed, people will then feel more comfortable speaking frankly.

Business Meetings:

Meeting schedules are not very rigid in the Ukraine. There may be an agenda, but it serves as a guideline for the discussion and acts as a springboard to other related business ideas. As relationships are highly important in this culture, there may be some time in the meeting devoted to non-business discussions. Engage in small talk and wait for the other party to change the subject to business.

Published in: on May 27, 2008 at 6:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

7 wonders

The Acropolis of Athens:

The Acropolis of Athens is a the most famous Acropolis. It is a large hill in the center of Athens, on which the Parthenon and some other Greek architecture were built. It is often referred as The Acropolis.

Statues of Easter Island:

The moai are between 2.5 and 10 metres high and, usually, weigh 14 tonnes. There are more than 1000 moai placed all around the beach of the island plus nearly 400 more which were left not yet finished at Rano Raraku.

The Eiffel Tower:

It is 300 metres tall, but this height does not include the 24 m aerial (antenna) on the top; the total height of the structure is 324 m (1058 feet). There are also 1,665 steps inside the Eiffel Tower. It weighs 10,000 tons. It consists of 18,038 pieces and 2 1/2 million rivets.

The Kremlin and Red Square:

Red Square is the most famous city square in Moscow.As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, the Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and of all Russia.

Stonehenge:

Stonehenge is a site in England. It is made of earth and stones standing in circles. It was built 5000 years ago and used until 3500 years ago.No one knows who built it or why they built it.They also show the time of the solstice.Dead people were buried there so it was a kind of cemetery. Some people claim that it has magic powers.

Sydney Opera House:

The Sydney Opera House is a building on the shores of Sydney Harbour, in Sydney, Australia. It is shaped like the sails of a boat. Many concerts and events take place there. It is a famous tourist attraction.

The Statue of Liberty:

The Statue of Liberty or is a large statue in the harbor of New York City. It was built in 1886 and given as a gift from France. A smaller copy is near Seine river in Paris. Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, helped design it.

Published in: on May 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Kirovograd

Hi everybody!

I would like introduce to you my home town Kirovograd.

Kirovograd is lyeing in the midlle of Ukraine,300 kilometers away from our capital Kiev.

We have 280,000 inhabitans.

Kirovograd has many diferent Universities,thats why a lot of young people come to study  in my town.I was studying at the Technical University of Kirovograd.

We have many nice places where young people can spend their free time. We hav a Cinema, a Bowling Pub and many nice Discos and Cafes. This is what I like about my town. But of course there are also sides which I do not like. Kirovograd has a bad Infrastucture and the condition of the roads is unfortunately very bad. If it has been raining it needs days till the ways are dry again. After a rainy day your white shoes can turn into black. 😉

All members of my family are living in Kirovograd. My parents are living in a flat near to the center of Kirovograd. My grandparents are our neighbours. They are living in the house next to my parents. Everyday my grandmother brings milk and self-made food. My fathers parents are living on the country side in a private house.

Of course my favorite place in Kirovograd is my parents home. The place i like the most in the center of Kirovograd is the ‘Kirov Square’. This is a big square in the middle of the city and it is the point where me and my fiends evrytime meet.

Thanks for your attention,have a nice day.

Bye. 

Published in: on April 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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