Published on April 11, 2010
American Culture 101: American Culture 101 American Culture 101 W hat’s Vogue , Avant Garde , and Popular in the American Culture? Today, Right Now! Remember?: American Culture 101 Remember? American culture has gone through changes in the past three decades; remember when a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? Humongous political and social upheavals that roiled our world in the past decades killing American men and women while exploiting the American economy by foreign powers. However, there has been ongoing gradual lifestyle changes that you don't always notice when they're happening — kind of like watching a child grow older. Here's an alphabetical look at a few of the things that changed American lives since the beginning of the last millennium--- American Culture:: American Culture 101 American Culture: American Culture comes from the words American and the Latin word " colere ", meaning to build on, to cultivate, to foster. American Culture actually defines social structure, decision-making practices, and communication styles but may not always be a set of accepted behavior patterns, values, assumptions, and shared common experiences. American Culture may not always dictate healthy behavior, etiquette, and protocol and may be something to be unlearned-because it impacts everyone negatively, and influences psychosocial wellbeing. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Over 8 million people Airports:: American Culture 101 Airports: Do you remember when you didn't have to take your shoes off before getting on a plane?.. ..you could look forward to becoming a member of the mile-high club with your traveling fiancée or spouse, and.. ..remember when you could bring your favorite bottled drink on board? Well, radical Islam/Muslim terrorism changed all that-Welcome to American culture! Apps:: American Culture 101 Apps: There's an “App” for that! The expression comes from the Apple iPhone advertising, and.. ..now applys to the entire array of smart gadgets and technologies explosion, .. ..from laptops to GPS systems (want your car to give you directions to Mom's house in Chinese, or by a Frenchwoman named Virginie?) There’s an app for that! AARP Cards:: American Culture 101 AARP Cards: AARP cards ... for the “Boomers!” Some prominent Americans who turned ‘seniors’ recently may stand up for and popularize the AARP card, and.. ..famous "early boomers" who turned retirement age may be advertising for AARP commercials in the future, so.. Watch out! Aging:: American Culture 101 Aging: Older women who try looking more absolutely fit in America, just as the teens to twenties ages do, with.. ..immature long and wild hair and.. ..with their young woman’s fashion that allure the macho men of the ‘burbs’, “country” and “metro-” lifestyles alike. In all of this as a single group, the U.S. National Institutes on Health’s National Institute on Aging still has some idea on how to age healthfully. Blackberries:: American Culture 101 Blackberries: Considered essential by the American corporate business-minded,.. ..from CEOs to active mom’s daily home life planning it was introduced in 2002,.. ..one version is now used by more than 28 million people and others like them just recently a suspect in the link between EMW (Electro-Magnetic Waves) and brain cancer. Blogging:: American Culture 101 Blogging: Originally, a BB log (Bulletin Board Log) in America, now known as; “you blog, I blog, he blogs, everybody blogs”, and.. ..there is an enormous amount of time spent on the world wide web blogging! It has been estimated that there are more than 100 million of these Web logs out there in cyberspace. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Approximately 9,862,049 people Blue-Zone:: American Culture 101 Blue-Zone: A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists have classified these longevity hot-spots by their inhabitants' ability to live , on average, longer than anyone else in the world. America’s Blue-Zone is Loma Linda, CA with a medical school and once was a Seventh-day Adventist community with a few remnant Christians who reputed as meek mild-mannered medical missionary types with the compassion of Jesus Christ, but.. .. now having been infiltrated by Catholic Jesuits, corrupting the medical workers who only seek work for pay such as immature black Muslims, Spanish speaking and cussing Catholic Hispanics, networks of Tagalog speaking Fillipinos, among a lot of meat eating and a few cigarette smoking employees Book Clubs:: American Culture 101 Book Clubs: Book clubs became popularized by the programming on CSPAN, and … …of course the improvements made in the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, and… …perhaps partly by the Oprah Show, Americans have experienced a rise in book discussion clubs with a growing reliance on them by American publishers. Cable:: American Culture 101 Cable: Cable 24-hour news made the evening network news seem quaint, with.. History Channel, FOX-TV, Lifetime T.V., ESPN, Home & Garden Channel, Turner Classic Network, HBO, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, Nick-at-Nite, A&E, ABC, CBS, Health and Fitness Channel, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN and… Cable day time dramas still reaped Emmys. CAM:: American Culture 101 CAM: From, the fragrance of aroma-therapy, to.. ..vegan-diet therapy, or.. ..hydrotherapy, and.. ..massage therapy, to.. ..herbals therapy and supplements.. …alternative ways as CAM ( Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) for treating cancer and other lifestyle diseases have become more mainstream than ever. Charity:: American Culture 101 Charity: Take your pick, but, the American government decides who can receive money as donations. The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 , Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations describes in Section 170(c) a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. All the lifestyle disease related organizations, such as; American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Obesity Association, American Diabetes Association, and more. Celebritizing:: American Culture 101 Celebritizing: Celebrity culture magazines feed a growing appetite for celebrity gossip and the everyday minutiae of their lives. From their home and clothing, their daily lifestyle to their sex lives, America loves to know what celebrities are doing at any time. Even celebrity web-sites are devoted to this social rage. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 About 1,328,984 Cells:: American Culture 101 Cells: “Cells,” or Cell phones in America with also an Internet feature, are… ..now closing in on the 85 percent of the U.S. population who use cell phones. Cell phone records used by law enforcement are aiding in the capture and convictions of many felons on America’s Most Wanted and those roving throughout America. For some the cell phone has replaced land lines entirely. Chefs:: American Culture 101 Chefs: Chefs, particular Vegan Chefs are really hot! Vegan Action at vegan.org a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the many benefits of the vegan diet and lifestyle is rapidly gaining ground. Go veg.com offers great-tasting vegan and vegetarian recipes, info on all aspects of vegan and vegetarian living, is another popular one, in America, and… .. happycow.com though provides the hottest guide to vegetarian restaurants in North America and directory of natural health food stores to find the hottest vegan chefs. Commies:: American Culture 101 Commies: Communism comes in many forms-even in the good old U.S.A., by.. ..ethnicity, political membership, race, color, religious membership, age group (e.g., Seniors), gender and sexual preference, and marital status or any mixture thereof. The infamous “witches’ brew-melting pot” is why America has been accused of being a multi-cultural cesspool- of commies whether a commie actually pays dues or not. Connectivity:: American Culture 101 Connectivity: All Americans are expecting of each other to be connected, wirelessly, all the time. iPods, mini-computers, laptop pcs, email –photo send on cell phones, so.. ..there should be no excuses for not getting in touch with the boss, the spouse or in-laws or relatives, school teachers, club members, or religious officials. Creationists:: American Culture 101 Creationists: Creationists are now popping up all over, take your pick, a couple are.. .. ID (Intelligent Design), the scientific assertion that an intelligent being is probably responsible for all life-i.e., your life being here on earth, or.. ..theoevolution, meaning that God created and now invisibly accesses and controls everything through multi-verses to manage ongoing life in the universe. What will be next, because Darwinism is history. Cougars: : American Culture 101 Cougars: A new TV series called "Cougar Town" focuses on a phenomenon that gained its name this decade: women dating younger men, and.. ..is what anthropologist have studied and known since the advent of anthropology, “Intergenerational” love, romance, and sex is where it’s at, and.. …so, now!-it’s the hottest thing on T.V.! PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 About 2,836,658 people Countrifying:: American Culture 101 Countrifying: Spreading out-moving more out into the country beyond the ‘burbs’… Americans want elbow room and besides land is cheaper away from cities with urban sprawl, traffic congestion, and noise and air pollution worsening. This smart growth movement -- getting people to eat up less open space – has taken off. Crocs: : American Culture 101 Crocs: Those ubiquitous plastic clogs debuted in 2002 and became the shoes everyone feels awkward talking about. Kids love 'em, there are Web groups dedicated and devoted to using reverse psychology to popularize them, and.. ..medical students, nurses, college students, and not to mention First lady Michelle Obama, who wore them on vacation in 2009, live in them. Cyberspace:: American Culture 101 Cyberspace: In America, any thing goes, out there in Cyberspace-a metaphor for describing the non-physical terrain created by the Internet, whether it be.. ..Art, Architecture, engineering,.. ..Books, podcasts, Music,.. ..Fads, business, health, fashion,.. ..Theatre, motion pictures, radio,.. ..Sports, online Psychology, what have you. Dancing:: American Culture 101 Dancing: The American classic ballroom style is now competitive and glamorous dancing and has become a flaming fame! Dancing really never went out of style, since the war dances of the American Indian, yet in the recent past there has been a huge popularity of dancing contests like "So You Think You Can Dance" and… ..what we all love, "Dancing With the Stars." Dating:: American Culture 101 Dating: American Internet dating websites,.. ..from romantics who share a common interest in; fitness, to farmers only, to Christians, all, render other ways of meeting people un-smart and obsolete. Most include “teens,” 18, and 19 to ‘divorced with children’ and their deadbeat dads too, and.. ..Seniors find love Online, too! Digi’s:: American Culture 101 Digi’s: Getting film developed has gone out, and.. ..in came the ‘digi’ camera (digital)! Even American grandmothers have digital cameras, and.. ..You’re probably getting an e-mail of some photos right now and someone’s uploading them to a photo-sharing site . PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Over 1.3 million Diversity:: American Culture 101 Diversity: Diversity is the new code-word for ‘stealing’ jobs from the status quo Caucasians. Whether its’ stealing jobs, or taking over housing opportunities from ‘white’ people, or simply applying for and filling college slots by affirmative action, to-even muscling into religious officials positions, but… …the homeless in the street who actually ‘live’ real diversity, know that diversity really means-stealing from ‘white-Caucasian people. DVDs: : American Culture 101 DVDs: A DVD mail service, established in 1997, has already announced its two-billionth DVD delivery, and now going to the net. A download library online is the most convenient way to keep up on popular.. ..Romantic Comedies, Police Dramas, SciFi’s, Foreign military action movies, Children's enlightment, Outdoor explortation adventures, Westerns, and what have you. Fitness:: American Culture 101 Fitness: Getting fit goes beyond just joining a health club movement, or private fitness gym, as a New Years resolution, so… ..get physical, with.. ..Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kickboxing, Tae-bo, Thighmaster, Pilates, BowFlex, and more! Want results? Go for it! Embarrassment: American Culture 101 Embarrassment Sometimes called, “embarrassment entertainment ”, was probably made popular as a form of comedy — by Don Rickles Public humiliation appeals to few, but a sly and deviant ‘rating system’ keeps up the reports on viewing time, by no choice, and.. ..because its probably dreamt up by frustrated impoverished social perverts they are being forced to be aired during prime time on T.V. throughout the entire country. E-Car:: American Culture 101 E-Car: An e-Car or “Electro-Car” is an electric powered motorized car, and.. ..as an alternative fuel automobile it uses a hygienic motor for propulsion in place of more common propulsion methods such as the polluting internal combustion engine (ICE). Hybrid cars will soon be passed up by this shrewd creation of hygienic energy use and transportation. E-Cash:: American Culture 101 E-Cash: E-Cash or electronic cash are prepaid,.. ..debit cards, money cards, etc. ATMs around the world make cash available to user just like a Credit card and they may be bought for as little as a $3 purchase. E-News:: American Culture 101 E-News: e-newpapers, E-magazines, and e-books, online are listed in the hundreds and more, from.. ..news, magazines, and books to other resources from around the world, some offering free access to current, general-interest, full-text news, and.. ..are the way to stay informed. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Population 2,208,180 people Epi’s: American Culture 101 Epi’s Epi’s or epidemics have afflicted America at different times throughout history. VD, HPV, Sexually Transmissible Diseases and HIV can curiously be found still and, yet, now.. ..terrorists have the technology to make suitcase bombs with ‘dirty’ warheads, for.. ..religious persecution by exploding any type of pathogens, e.g., MRSA, T.B. and flu virus into the air. Also, what if they do put E. coli and Salmonella into food and Giardiasis into water to poison grocery shoppers and restaurant patrons in the major cities of the U.S.A.? Social-nets:: American Culture 101 Social-nets: Can you believe Facebook a social networking site was once limited only to Harvard students? Now, Bebo, Freindster, Twitter, Plaxo etc., but only because, it was… …popularized by national news media’s use of their sopped mediocre news reporters. Now, it's a time-sucking obsession for more than 300 million users globally and a whole new form of social etiquette: Who doesn’t have a friend on Facebook? Fat:: American Culture 101 Fat: Fat, i.e., meaning certain types of fat have become the enemy of the state, and.. ..too much saturated fat, LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) and hydrogenated oils have been identified by medical science as culprits in almost all the lifestyle diseases named by CDC (Center for Disease Control), and… Smartly, New York City banned trans fats, and.. .. Alabama — second in national obesity rankings — introduced a tax on overweight state workers. Flat Screens: : American Culture 101 Flat Screens: There is one on every store window. Even in the stores for displaying info about new products. Television screens became bigger and flatter, making some ordinary living rooms and dens the equivalent of big-studio screening rooms. At the same time, though, people were watching movies and videos on the tiniest screens imaginable — on hand-held portable media and other mobile devices. Gaming:: American Culture 101 Gaming: The government-once known to stand firm in laws against gambling, now corrupted by organized crime, … ..entered into State lotteries, and.. ..there is Internet gambling. Casinos and slot machines, and.. ..racetracks, also.. .. a form of investment gaming now dominates the Internet. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 1,865,746 in area Gay:: American Culture 101 Gay: Gay-male homosexia disease is a biopsychosocial illness that lasts for a lifetime, and.. ..once you forget there is a lifetime of treatment options for sick-minded male sex perverts, you.. ..wish for laws to detect and interdict against male sex perverts preying upon men in business, schools, neighborhoods, and churches. It may have been rich homosexual men of Hollywood’s influence to glamorize the violation of mores that officials now must bring about harsh new laws to protect the heterosexual health ethic and psychosocial health. Going Green:: American Culture 101 Going Green: Another way to put it is, “reduce carbon footprint” on the society. These are many simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life, to put it another way.. ..it may be the kind of light bulbs we use to the kind of shopping bags we carry to the cars we drive. Globalization:: American Culture 101 Globalization: Globalization is the movement of regional economies, societies, and cultures integrating through a globe-spanning network of communication to reduce a violation of social mores, such as.. ..(1.) hollow mentality; (2.) a sense of homelessness or (3.) heartlessness; and (4.) the death of the concept of true heroes, and.. ..America has always been the world-wide leader in combating these cultural violations of social mores. Google:: American Culture 101 Google: Google is an American public corporation specializing in Internet search, meaning whatever your curiosity, you can google it. Whether you want to know; Academy Awards, Barbie doll, Cliff Notes or computers, diet or Emmy Awards, Family, Father’s Day, fonts, Genealogy, Greeting cards, Hollocast or Hotels, Internet Explorer or Jokes, Las Vegas or Madcow disease, New York Times or Olympics, Poetry, Quotations, Ralph Nader or Stock quotes, Travel or U.S. Post Offices, vacations or wallpaper, or Yellow pages. Just Google it. GPS:: American Culture 101 GPS: As if, it is God talking to us, telling us we can't get lost anymore — or at least it's pretty hard to. The ubiquitous GPS systems whether in cell phones, mounted in cars and R.V. motorhomes, or the backpack of hikers are the wave of the future. But you'd better type in your location carefully: One couple made a 400-mile mistake this year by typing "Carpi" rather than "Capri." PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 About 1,449,634 people Heli-Parenting:: American Culture 101 Heli-Parenting: Helicopter parenting is likened to helicopters that hover over their children, yet.. ..the responsibility of parenting may come with parents possibly fined, sentenced to community service, and even jailed, for their children’s, involvement in petty things, from misdemeanors, to.. ..murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Illegals:: American Culture 101 I ll egals: Illegals (illegal immigrants) come from foreign countries by crossing U.S. borders-entering into the U.S. illegally. The worse are the Canadians, Eastern Europeans, and white Russians respectfully-as these illegal migrants ‘steal’ away ‘singles’ from the American culture by trying to “intermarry” into citizenships. The most commonly seen illegals are anchor baby racketeers and illegal job stealers who are the Spanish speaking illegals from South of the U.S. border, i.e., Mexico, etc. Information Overload:: American Culture 101 Information Overload: The poorly educated, the undereducated, and the uneducated, cry, too much info! An explosion in Internet use too-has led to an overload of information about practically everything, and.. ..has led to difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of way too much information. Instant Gratification:: American Culture 101 Instant Gratification: I want it now! Remember the rich kid, those brats of the wealthy who seemed to always have what he/or she wanted? Well, this really never has gone out of style in America, otherwise.. ..known as being able to get anything you want within an instant. As long as daddy or mommy pays for it.. ..it is often referred to as the “rich people’s attitude.” MP3’s:: American Culture 101 MP3’s: The portable media player is an icon of the digital age, and.. ..a hand held media player was first launched in 2001 and six years later the 100 millionth iPod was sold. Some people, music is the driving force to keep energized in their daily life, it is a way to reduce the stress. Many listen to slow, relaxing music when they are nervous, tired, or when their day has been full with problems or just need time to rest. Lesbos:: American Culture 101 Lesbos: Lesbian-woman homosexia disease is a serious biopsychosocial illness that may last for a lifetime for these government protected females, but.. ..don’t forget that there are lifetime of treatment options for these brain-washed sick-minded female sex-perverts. Some say, it is the Hollywood homosexual community with their money, deviancy, and networking who have made an extra effort to glamorize homosexuality liken to robbing banks, or murdering people on T.V., to destroy the social mores of the one- husband-one-wife-nuclear family with little defense for any laws protecting the heterosexual health ethic. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Population approximately, 764,976 Liberty:: American Culture 101 Liberty: Liberty is a state of mind that leads to the political philosophy in which an individual has the right to act according to his or her own free will, because.. ..the U.S. was formed on the belief that we have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- and a responsibility to think, speak and act on that behalf, however.. ..a disturbing fact is that such political changes have had to occur that few are even conscious of them, and even fewer know how to deal with them, and all concerning the eroding of freedom, believing “it can’t happen in America.” Life Coaches:: American Culture 101 Life Coaches: Probably the smartest thing that ever happened to America,.. ..some say, life couches are better than therapists. Some say life coaches are merely therapists without the license or regulations. Who knows? So, if the court hasn’t referred you to a therapist for that addiction, why not trust a life coach? Lifestyling:: American Culture 101 Lifestyling: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, a syndicated television series that aired from 1984 to 1995 featured the extravagant lifestyles of wealthy entertainers, athletes and business moguls. Perhaps it was a reaction to this that actually enhanced America’s consciousness of physical and especially mental health. The way we work and play, the way we eat and exercise, the way we spend our leisure time makes a statement about our health i.e., lifestyling. Longevity:: American Culture 101 Longevity: Millions living longer in America. The oldest of 79 million baby boomers have turned 61. Twenty-five years ago, the oldest were 36. Cost of health care multiplies while people have better health insurance. America is realizing more life stages-from three generations to six (tweeners, 20-somethings, middle-age, young old, old, oldest old). Mail-Order:: American Culture 101 Mail-Order: The stereotype is no more-the affluent lady who lays in bed all day browsing thr0ugh her mail order magazines;.. ..L.L. Bean, ColdWaterCreek, Spielgel, Campmor, all, have … Gone Online! Millionaire:: American Culture 101 Millionaire: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a television quiz show which offers very large cash prizes for correctly answering about 12/or 15 consecutive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty has become a national hit. From online games to children’s verions, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is now, an American.. ..way of life. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 And surrounding areas-about 3,344,813 Money:: American Culture 101 Money: America’s obsession for money to almost the actual worship of money always makes this a popular part of culture. How do you spell , Jesus? “M-O-N-E-Y” Whether, American-Christian or Catholic, Buddhist, Sikh , Unitarian, Hindu, Muslim, or Jew-Money is almost practically worshipped in America, judged by the percentage of people’s interest, time, and involvement with money. Music Therapy:: American Culture 101 Music Therapy: Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a trained music therapist uses music and all of its facets— -physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health. Musicals have been around forever, but, for children, franchise media — bring musical magic to their young souls. Native Americans: American Culture 101 Native Americans America’s first peoples are still with us. They had a value system that accounted for only four commandments from the Great Spirits: 1.Respect Mother Earth 2.Respect the Great Spirit 3.Respect our fellow man and woman 4.Respect for individual freedom Because the rest of the world thinks of us as one nation, we must all stand together as a force of love, so.. ..be ready to be united NOW! Organic:: American Culture 101 Organic: Organic foods are grown without pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides. Americans fill their grocery carts with organic food, now approximating $21 billion a year up from $3.6 billion in 1997. Also, no genetically modified seeds, hormones, nor nano-technology supposedly as if Michelle Obama who planted the first White House organic vegetable garden really cares. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 Approximately 558,880 Parks: : American Culture 101 Parks: The National Park System comprises 391 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. So whatever interest one may have, whether; monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House, what have you. Walking and hiking, relaxing, picnicking, sightseeing, cultural studies, can be found. Partying:: American Culture 101 Partying: The gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, and recreation or partying is an old American custom, however.. ..a new true kind of partying that goes beyond typically having food and beverages, music and dancing, is.. ..fund-raising partying-for orphans, fatherless children, and single parent newborns-a way to help communities. PopCon:: American Culture 101 PopCon: PopCon is population control, the practice of altering the rate of a couple’s population growth, from.. ..withdrawl, spermicide, implants, male condoms, to emergency contraception- up to 120 hours after intercourse has taken place, and all Americans… ..whether, red, yellow, black, or white, bear the responsibility of PopCon and rests upon the participants in mindless sex. Prayer:: American Culture 101 Prayer: Among the world's developed countries, the United States stands alone in its religiosity. One source states that, 59 percent pray at least once a day. Whether, you’re an intellectual or a common man or woman, prayers (and meditation) play important roles in the dynamics of daily American life. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 S urrounding area: 3,001,072 Queerdom:: American Culture 101 Queerdom: Queer used to be something that was a little odd in America, has evolved into “Gay-rights,” i.e., the ‘right’ to destroy the American nuclear family by advancing gay-male homosexia disease and lesbian-female homosexia disease as a way of life. The group, “Family and Friends of Gays,” as co-dependents actually support “Gay-rights” as an International human right along with the backing of hermaphadites, transsexuals, and cross-dressers. Raw-foodie:: American Culture 101 Raw-foodie: Everybody knows of David “Avocado” Wolf the première raw foodist who promotes a lifestyle of un-cooked, un-processed, and organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. Health professionals such as Hans Diehl Dr.HeSc , Dean Ornish, M.D., Micheal Klaper, M.D., not just that guy in the White House who liked arugula —know we were designed with gourmet veggie palates. Even the McDonald’s McVeggie burger, Burger King’s Veggie Burger, and Carl Jr’s Veggie patty , Denny’s Garden Burger and Cocos Garden Burger all have became a gourmet item with ‘extra’ raw vegetables. Reality T.V.:: American Culture 101 Reality T.V.: Reality T.V. is probably the most grungy T.V. experience producers can get into without actually going onto raunch T.V.-which is solely reserved for the pornography industry. It is deliberately designed to addict secularized viewers of limited intellect to the bored uneducated. If life is boring and without deep meaning, tune in, and get bombarded with ‘junk T.V.’ known as faked ‘reality’ Retro-Chic:: American Culture 101 Retro-Chic: The recession has spawned a movement towards Thrift store fashion, and.. ..retro-fashion styles — and much of the throw away colors like obscure gaudy prints and solid blacks — are so-called “recession chic” or “retro-chic.” Shop in the Spring (Spring cleaning) and look for old time-over 5 years old-shoes, socks, underwear, sweaters, hats, shirts, pants, jackets, scarves and gloves. Talk to your older relatives too. SETI: American Culture 101 SETI Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is the term scientists use for the collective activities undertaken to search for extraterrestrial life. SETI projects use a variety of scientific methods to search for electromagnetic transmissions from civilizations on distant planets. If only by constitutional decree, the American male and female should have the right to know if we humans are the only ones in the universe. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 About 519,145 Sexting: : American Culture 101 Sexting: Sexting an expression of sexual frustration-lack of sexual health guidance, intermixing-interacial sex, homosexuality, and deceptive sexual mismatching in premarital relations and marriages. It starts among the misguided youth who have cell phones that combine texting with a cell phone's camera function, sexual frustration and reaction gets a parental nightmare. A survey from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that 15 percent of teens ages 12-17 with a cell phone had received sexually suggestive images or videos. Smart Homes:: American Culture 101 Smart Homes: A smart home is a house with highly advanced automatic systems for lighting, temperature control, multi-media, security, window and door operations, and many other functions for the upper-crust of America. It seems “intelligent" because its computers monitor many aspects of daily living, i.e., the refrigerator’s inventory, suggesting menus, recommend healthy alternatives, and even order groceries. The smart home systems might even schedule the maid and gardener’s day, clean the cat's litter box and watering the indoor plants. Snitch: American Culture 101 Snitch A snitch is one who works in a government agency and has access to U.S. Veteran’s records, and.. .. who served in foreign field combat zones for the U.S.A. while in the U.N. missions and are then subject to being snitched on and ‘sold out’ to.. ..enemies of the U.S. who are finding out the addresses of working Vets. The morale of disabled American veterans are compromised by their Veteran records getting into the hands of obvious snitches about previous combat duties. Veteran hospitals, state colleges and county or other government records identify these service men and women and subjecting them to displacement. Spam:: American Culture 101 Spam: Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most other digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately, and.. ...some times an accomplice to malware, adware, spyware, and.. ..viruses, Trojans, Hickhikers that ruins your privacy and connectivity. Beverage-Shops:: American Culture 101 Beverage-Shops: While such places have become a conventional druggie’s hideaway for acceptance, with.. ..it’s bitter caffeine filled beverages coupled with hydrogenated and saturated fats, its highly refined sugared pastries and odor ugly coffee, yet, they do have redeeming features,... …healthy herbal teas that are actually good for you and fresh fruit for the fitness and health conscious. There's one on every block, but sometimes it seemed like it — and millions now consider it normal to spend $4 or so on a coffee drink in the morning, perhaps a venti half-caf half-decaf vanilla latte with an extra shot. Tattoos:: American Culture 101 Tattoos: Tattoos have been popularized by atheists, native tribes, Roman Catholics, and.. ..the Holocaust's marking of Jews imprisoned by the Nazi’s started it’s acceptance, and in reaction, its brought about a variety of.. ..butterflies women’s body parts, a few Chinese alphabet characters to the massive body tattoos of psychopaths who go beyond a full sleeve of tattoos onto their faces and entire bodies. The disruptive markings on the natural body are a delight to the ‘big-brother’ police state. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 P opulation: about 383,795 Terrorism: American Culture 101 Terrorism "the unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group(s) of two or more individuals, against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives," from hijacking of a plane to the bombing of a crowded public area, we all.. ..can expect terrorism in the U.S. to increase, so.. ..get a kit, make a plan, be informed, by visiting, http://www.ready.gov/ Texting: : American Culture 101 Texting: AAMOF, ATMT, BBL, CNP, CWOT, DUR, FOTFL, FYEO, HAGN/HAGD, HUD, LYL, MOOS, MWBRL, PAW or PRW, TMI, TTFN, WRK, WUD, WWY?, and also.. .. :-), :-(, :-D, ;-), :-O, :-*, and % - ), .. ..are forms of communicating via text messaging in the shorthand, so.. ..get used to it: E-mail is so '00s. Tweens: : American Culture 101 Tweens: Tween culture, especially girls, between the ages of 7 and 14 are becoming an economic force, for… ..everything from underwear, sleepwear, swimwear, lifestyle to personal care,.. ..because, they are buying everything they can get from their parent’s money that they can get their hands on,.. ..especially clothes, electronic devices, and.. …music and concert tickets. Twitter:: American Culture 101 Twitter: The New York Times calls Twitter "one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet." TIME Magazine says, "Suddenly, it seems as though all the world's a-twitter." The new social network introduced tweets, retweets, follows and trending topics — as long as it fit in 140 characters. Do you twitter? Uggs:: American Culture 101 Uggs: Uggs, a style of unisex sheepskin boots lined with wool on the inside and a tanned outer surface have become one of America’s most loved and respected shoe. The fur-lined snow boots are everywhere, men, women, teens and children wear them, no matter the climate. In Los Angeles people are wearing them even with shorts. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 People: about 1,552,259 Urbanization:: American Culture 101 Urbanization: If traffic congestion, overcrowding, urban noise and air pollution is your thing, then; Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, San Jose, Chicago, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, and so forth, are where you want to be, but,.. ..beware, when anti-Americans and enemies of America start their suitcase bombings because they believe it is their duty to destroy ‘sinful’ America-then the big city, and places like ‘sin-city’, i.e., Las Vegas, you don’t want to be, also.. ..certain places in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire and Vermont, others; where perverse sex couples dominate the drug and alcohol culture there. Video-sharing:: American Culture 101 Video-sharing: YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos, even slides or pictures, and.. ..you can watch a variety of video genres such as,.. ..educational, home made non-sense, business promotionals, the ridiculously funny, to political candidates,.. ...are here to stay! Wikipedia:: American Culture 101 Wikipedia: Wikipedia (pronounced WI-ki-PEE-dee-ə ) is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia supported by a non-profit foundation, and.. .. it is used to assist and may be even brain wash people towards scientific secularism, governmental propaganda, and be an aid to lazy minded students everywhere. A good thing about it is that this open-source encyclopedia polices its entries in order to keep them (mostly) (sometimes) accurate. Women in Politics:: American Culture 101 Women in Politics: In 2009, 90 women serve in the U.S. Congress. Seventeen women serve in the Senate, and 73 women serve in the House. The number of women in statewide elective executive posts is 72, while the proportion of women in state legislatures is 24.3%. The gender gap in voting too seems to closing in on “equality.” Yoga:: American Culture 101 Yoga: An Indian word for "union,” is a posturing and breathing technique that induces relaxation. It is believed by some that this ancient practice for bringing body and mind into harmony using meditation, physical postures, breathing, and exercise influenced Joseph Pilates, a German gymnast who designed and developed “Pilates,” a therapy, that.. ..uses “Controlology” an awareness of breath, core postural muscles that helps keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support and alignment of the spine- aimed to strengthen the deep torso muscles. PowerPoint Presentation: American Culture 101 5.3 million, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the country.