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    I read from Othello 1.3.229-240 where I was the Duke. I learned that impact, tone, inflection, volume and pacing affects how you hear Shakespeare and understand the true meaning of what he wrote.  Tone

    Recording of Othello

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Shake.m4a I read from Othello 1.3.229-240 where I was the Duke. I learned that impact, tone, inflection, volume and pacing affects how you hear Shakespeare and understand the true meaning of what he wrote.  Tone contributed to the emotions meaning...

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    Duke 1.3.229-240 Paraphrase

    Let me say something, as you have,

    That may help you forgive these lovers,

    In your favor.

    When there is nothing you can do,

    There is no point in being upset over it.

    You’ve seen t

    Oh Othello

    Duke 1.3.229-240 Paraphrase Let me say something, as you have, That may help you forgive these lovers, In your favor. When there is nothing you can do, There is no point in being upset over it. You’ve seen the worst outcome for your former hopes, To...

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    Certainly, if you ask me if there I believe in alien life beyond Earth, I would respond with yes.  The possibility of extraterrestrial life is very likely considering the vastness of our Galaxy.  The a

    E.T.

    Certainly, if you ask me if there I believe in alien life beyond Earth, I would respond with yes.  The possibility of extraterrestrial life is very likely considering the vastness of our Galaxy.  The announcement that there is life...

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    • Hello Andrea,
      I found this post fascinating. While I’ve explored the idea of extraterrestrial life, I’ve never looked into it. I too think it would be incredible to hear about the discovery of new life in the universe. I believe it is far more terrifying to believe we are alone in the universe than to believe there is other life, even if it is malevolent. I found an article about religion and space exploration you may find interesting.
      http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161215-if-we-made-contact-with-aliens-how-would-religions-react
      It’s a little wacky, but it’s got some interesting points. Good luck with your research.

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    Not everyone is optimistic about life beyond Earth.  Enrico Fermi is attributed to Fermi’s paradox which questions if there is alien life why haven’t they made contact with us if they are so advanced. A mealtime

    Aliens and UFOs

    Not everyone is optimistic about life beyond Earth.  Enrico Fermi is attributed to Fermi's paradox which questions if there is alien life why haven't they made contact with us if they are so advanced. A mealtime conversation in the...

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    • I really like the two points of view that you showed us. It makes us think there are two distinct sides of the story. It would have been very interesting to see your point of view. This topic is very interesting but if you think about it the aliens could be like us and are waiting for us to go and find them. They could also be way to far away to imagine that us or they do not have the technology. I really do not think we have enough evidence to make any conclusions. We just have to wait.

    • If you asked me the question does alien exists? I would probably say yes. Space is to big for us to even know if alien are real or not, but I do believe that there is something else out there and we aren’t alone. You can’t really prove that aliens aren’t real because we can only travel so far we can only think so big and space is huge. I am happy you mention the zoo hypothesis I didn’t really know that that was a thing, I have thought about that theory before but I didn’t know there was a official term for it. But I believe that alien could be watching us and studying us.

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    People have been contemplating extraterrestrial life long before I have.  The ancient Greek considered the possibility of civilizations in our infinite universe. Later, Copernicus’ model opened that door to

    To Infinity and Beyond

    People have been contemplating extraterrestrial life long before I have.  The ancient Greek considered the possibility of civilizations in our infinite universe. Later, Copernicus' model opened that door to extraterrestrial babble.  During the space age in the 1950's, the...

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    • Andrea,
      I thought those were very interesting statistics, and I thought it was super cool that the amount of people taht believed in aliens was roughly 60%, which I thougth was really cool. I thougth this was outside the box, and I really liked it. Heres an interesting article https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/discovery-alien-life-might-not-bring-response-you-d-expect-ncna849046

    • Andrea,
      I found your post to be very insightful. I especially found your analyzation on the communication factor between aliens and us to be very true, “The comparison between modern humans and the Neanderthals is the best analogy between us and aliens.” One article that I enjoyed discusses Stephan Hawking’s view on a possible result if there were ever an Alien to Human Encounter. This is the article link that you may find intriguing, https://www.space.com/29999-stephen-hawking-intelligent-alien-life-danger.html. Thank you for your post.

      -Thomas K.

    • Hi Andrea,
      I found your post very intriguing. I too have always wondered if there is extraterrestrial life out there. The universe is constantly expanding and possibilities for new life and organisms is too with each minute. I believe, contrary to the popular belief, that our potential aliens are concerned for human hostility towards the universe more than we are with them. If you want to find out more about this topic there is this great documentary on netflix you can watch that I found interesting: https://www.netflix.com/title/80171742
      Thank you for sharing!

    • This post was great Andrea! I love reading about the mysteries and potentials of space. I without a doubt believe that there is life out there in infinitely many forms. Based on the idea that space is infinite, there must be infinitely many possibilities for life on other planets. I love your comparison of us to Neanderthals as aliens to us. This reminds me of something I watched that said us and apes have a 4 percent DNA change and they are relatively close to our infants. This means that if an alien species has a small as a 4 percent DNA change from us, we would basically be compared intelligently to their infants. Any more change in DNA and we would be so irrelevantly stupid they wouldn’t spend time to visit us. Here is a post I think you would like.

      Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs in on the Existence of Alien Life

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    The sky twinkles on a starry night, filling the pure darkness with tiny specks of light, looking up I wonder, “Is there life beyond Earth?”  Millions of miles away huge gas stars burn and even bigger planets rota

    The Hunt For Life Beyond Earth

    The sky twinkles on a starry night, filling the pure darkness with tiny specks of light, looking up I wonder, “Is there life beyond Earth?”  Millions of miles away huge gas stars burn and even bigger planets rotate the...

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    • Hi Andrea,

      I find this topic very interesting. The universe is so vast, so infinitely large that it is impossible to wrap my brain around it. Because the universe is so big, I agree that there must be some other life forms outside our solar system and maybe in our own galaxy. There is a lot of debate and different view points on this topic, so I would encourage you to do some more research on the possibility of life on other planets!

      Here is an interesting video on the “Fermi Paradox” to get you started:

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    Is Marijuana a medicine?  Twenty-eight states say that marijuana is a medicine, but the Utah lawmakers insist that it shouldn’t be legal, except for cases of severe epilepsy.  Some say the use of marijuana can hel

    Legalization of Marijuana

    Is Marijuana a medicine?  Twenty-eight states say that marijuana is a medicine, but the Utah lawmakers insist that it shouldn’t be legal, except for cases of severe epilepsy.  Some say the use of marijuana can help treat chronic pain,...

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    • Andrea,
      This is a very interesting topic to be bringing up in todays world because of the variety of views on it. I agree that medical marijuana should be allowed because of all the benefits. However, I can also see the point that people may take advantage of this legalization and misuse the drug. There is also the problem of people not realizing the benefits of marijuana and only focusing on the fact that it is a drug, but for medical use I believe the positives greatly out weigh the negatives. I found a website that just covers the basics of medical marijuana and why they haven’t approved of it completely, it is https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine. Thank you for writing on such a controversial topic and sharing your opinion. I hope to read more from you in the future.

    • Andrea,
      I am a strong advocate for this topic. It is a huge discussion in this country today withe very state legalizing it but the federal government trying to shut it down. I believe Marijauna is safer to use then alcohol or nicotine. The legalization of marijuana is growing, although Tobacco companies and pharmaceutical companies are fighting against it since it hurts them. I believe this link could help you better understand who is fighting against them https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/12/08/pot-legalization-opponents-aim-to-protect-their-bottom-line . Hope you can find more on this topic because it is a large and very important one to be discussed and fixed.

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    Our nation, a beacon of freedom, should still be able to protect Americans as well as others, while still affirming the values of privacy and liberty. This delicate balance questions how much the government should

    Government Knows Too Much

    Our nation, a beacon of freedom, should still be able to protect Americans as well as others, while still affirming the values of privacy and liberty. This delicate balance questions how much the government should know about its people....

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    • Dear Andrea,
      I am fascinated about your post “Government knows to much” because you are revealing something that is true about our government these days. They are threatening people that come from other places because of where they come from, while they need to be protected and not threatened. And they should be given the same liberty and privacy as others. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “Our nation, a beacon of freedom, should still be able to protect Americans as well as others, while still affirming the values of privacy and liberty.” because if we have the right to liberty and privacy everyone should get the same thing to create a equitable society no matter their race, background, gender, etc… Another sentence that stood out to me is “There is room for the government to know too much about it citizens which is dangerous.” where you talked about Winston in the book of 1984 by Orwell, and that really connects to our society if the government tries to control more of the things that we do in our daily lives and that would not be good because we would be under more control. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because have great ideas to write about and your writing is convincing.

      -Olga M

    • Dear Andrea,
      I am enchanted about your post “ Government Knows Too Much,” because it’s true, the government is not protecting its citizens. They should not know much and their scrutiny should be limited. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Surveillance programs should be limited to suspicion of terror threats instead of threatening citizen’s privacy.” I think this is outstanding because the government should change the way their policy is and make it to the benefit of its citizens. Another sentence that stood out to me was was: “ What do you think?” This stood out to me because it is important to ask for other’s opinion. I believe that you are absolutely correct and the government should change. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to see some fabulous ideas that you might have on our government today.

    • Dear Lizbeth Alvarado :
      I am agreeing about your post “Government Knows Too Much” because sometimes we want our own privacy but we cannot do that because the government is always looking at us. Another reason why I agree with your post is because they do have a lot control over us but it is for our own good. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ The National Security Agency helps keep Americans safe from terrorist threats.” I think this is true because they do keep us safe. This is also a great point because it makes us realize that the government does care for us and they do what they do for a reason. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you make some great points. Also, because I want to know what else yu are thinking about.
      -Lizbeth Alvarado

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    Unsophisticated Love

    Influenced by the Lyric “Unsophisticated Love” by Matt Burton

     

    Messes with my feelings, but I’m down for the ride.

    Hot bodies pile in,

    The engines ignites,

    Music connects and gears

    The Ride

    Unsophisticated Love Influenced by the Lyric “Unsophisticated Love” by Matt Burton   Messes with my feelings, but I’m down for the ride. Hot bodies pile in, The engines ignites, Music connects and gears shift to drive. We stay lonely together.   Gone within the same day, Frigid wind...

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    Money, Happiness, Freedom, Peace are frequently mentioned when you are asked, “What do you most desire in life”, and I often ask myself “Where does that feeling come from?”  Desires provide a motivational force in

    Formation of Desires

    Money, Happiness, Freedom, Peace are frequently mentioned when you are asked, “What do you most desire in life”, and I often ask myself “Where does that feeling come from?”  Desires provide a motivational force in pursuing our goals.  With...

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    If humans disappeared, our footprints would slowly diminish.  Buildings would slowly crumble, nature would take over and become fruitful.  Animals would take our place as keepers of the land and would fight over t

    WANTED: Humans

    If humans disappeared, our footprints would slowly diminish.  Buildings would slowly crumble, nature would take over and become fruitful.  Animals would take our place as keepers of the land and would fight over the territory.  Pollution would not be...

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    • First off, I’d like to say I really like your article and discussion of topic. I’ve never truly asked myself this question because I’ve always excepted my existence to be human and live as a human. I find it very strange how lights would be the first thing to disappear. Do you think the human race could regenerate even with other mammals taking over? I found this article on the internet I think you’d like. (https://phys.org/news/2010-06-humans-extinct-years-eminent-scientist.html) It talks about how humans could disappear in 100 years!! This idea is very crazy to me. Let’s talk again soon 😉

    • First of all, this is a very interesting topic of choice. I once read that there is only one species that should they disappear, the world of nature would actually improve, and that is humans (https://travelversed.co/travel-talk/20-things-that-would-happen-if-humans-disappeared-from-earth-overnight/). I like how you mentioned that nature would take over and become fruitful, because it’s sad that we are inhibiting the planet as opposed to improving it. Thanks for this fruit for thought; I will look forward to your next post.

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