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    Othello

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    I’m amazed that you are here. I’m super happy! My love, if the calm after the storm could always be this wonderful, I’d want the wind to blow until it wakes the dead, and whipped up waves

    Close Reading for Othello

    Othello 2.1 199-209 I’m amazed that you are here. I’m super happy! My love, if the calm after the storm could always be this wonderful, I’d want the wind to blow until it wakes the dead, and whipped up waves...

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    Adelle,
    Thank you for sharing your post. I found your ideas to be very interesting. I agree with your idea that “I want to be a good person, but I don’t think religion is the only way to become one.” I also believe that one should have to subscribe to the beliefs to a certain religion just so that they get into the afterlife. I think that the i…Read More

  • Oliver,
    Great post! Your post talks about some interesting topics. I agree with your argument that less harmful drugs such as weed should be decriminalized. I also agree with your ideas about how our congressmen should represent the people’s opinions. I think that in your next post you should talk about how the prohibition of drugs increases…Read More

  • Ed,
    I believe that you are correct in your stance on parenting young adults. I agree that parents should watch over their teenagers and let them make their own mistakes. I have witnessed the negative effects of bad parenting myself. The kids that haven’t been given the chances to make bad decisions and learn from them seem to be arrogant and lack…Read More

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           Tobacco use has a long history in the U.S. But by the 1960s doctors and scientists have conclusively established that smoking cigarettes poses serious health risks such as heart disease and cancer. Des

    Are tobacco manufacturers using new flavors to target minors?

           Tobacco use has a long history in the U.S. But by the 1960s doctors and scientists have conclusively established that smoking cigarettes poses serious health risks such as heart disease and cancer. Despite the risks, millions...

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    • Johan,
      This is a very interesting post. It is somewhat frightening to think that big corporations would be targeting a younger demographic in the sale of potentially harmful e-cigarettes. Do you know if this is factual? I wonder if the multitude of flavors is just another way that these e-cigarette companies help smokers quit by offering a better tasting alternative to cigarettes. Also do you know why the advertisements you mentioned have not be shown in Utah?

    • Do exercise or something that keeps your mind active

    • Johan, I mean it when I say that this is an extremely insightful blog post with accurate information ranging from the selling of tobacco in general to the selling of e-cigarettes and electronic devices. I really like how you tied them all together and how you display the facts in an unbiased manner. I also like how you attribute the increasing popularity of these companies to their greed and possible motive for attempting to sell to minors. Very unbiased. Very factual. Amazing.

      In the process, my partners and I are also creating a blog regarding the same issue. You can access this blog at: https://wordpress.com/view/boycottnicotine.wordpress.com

      I suggest you check it out!

    • I agree with you. Based on my research on juul, vape Juice contains nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavorings. E- Cigarettes were imported to U.S only in 2006 so no long term effects are known. So just because it’s safer doesn’t mean it’s safe. People with asthma are triggered by e-cigarette more dramatically than smoking. People with lung conditions may be at higher risk of vaping from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People say e-cigarettes are better because they don’t contain tobacco, but they release toxic chemicals such as- formaldehyde. One child even died from e-cigarette poisoning in 2014 after swallowing liquid nicotine. From 2013 to 2015, there was 1500 increase in children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes. Please check our website on juuls for more information. Our goal is to reduce the accessibility in New York. https://wordpress.com/posts/my/freshpod.home.blog

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    People with mental health conditions (depression, ADHD for example) and substance use disorders are estimated to account for 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in the U.S., and 38 percent of military smokers

    Should the tobacco industry be held accountable for Its exploitation of individuals with mental health conditions and members of the military?

      People with mental health conditions (depression, ADHD for example) and substance use disorders are estimated to account for 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in the U.S., and 38 percent of military smokers start after enlisting. There is a higher...

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    • This is a very accurate and meaningful blog post. I agree that tobacco is a huge problem, and that cigarettes and other smoking devices need to be stopped! I think that this is very accurate coverage of this issue, and that we need to stop the spread of these products. You should also check out this blog that I came across, which discusses this same issue, but is more focused on e-cigarettes. You should check it out at: https://boycottnicotine.wordpress.com

    • In addition Johan, when you said :”For decades, the tobacco industry has promoted their products to the mental health community with the idea of tobacco as medicine. “, I really felt what you were trying to convey. I believe that it is evil that tobacco companies would market their products as medicine!
      I Strongly agree with you entire message! I feel as if that tobacco companies are immorally attempting to market themselves as something they aren’t! I hope that you continue to write more articles similar to this one in the future, so that more light can be shone on this issue!

  • Jaden,
    Your poem was amazing! Your use of vivid imagery was well done. I had a clear picture of everything that you were talking about in my head. You also did a great job on telling me how much you love nature through your poem. It is obvious to me that someone couldn’t paint that vivid of an image unless they were very well acquainted with the outdoors.

  • Great post Ed! I believe that you are correct in your stance on overprotective parenting. I have witnessed the negative effects of overprotective parenting myself. The kids that have been overprotected seem to be very scared to answer questions or solve problems without the approval of an adult. They also cannot deal with failure very well either.…Read More

  • Great post Thomas! I have a friend who’s dad is a truck driver for Shipex. He has brought this same topic up in conversation and said that the idea of self driving trucks doesn’t scare him that much. The reasoning he gave was that the change wouldn’t happen in his lifetime or at least before he retires. But he still believes that the change toward…Read More

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    The article that I chose for this assignment was about the Truth Initiative buying TV ads that accuses tobacco companies of purposely targeting the mentally ill and U.S. soldiers. The main focus of the ads was on

    Is tobacco a social justice issue?

    The article that I chose for this assignment was about the Truth Initiative buying TV ads that accuses tobacco companies of purposely targeting the mentally ill and U.S. soldiers. The main focus of the ads was on the fact...

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  • I like how you described in vivid detail what the tennis player was thinking and feeling. Great post Tesh!

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    Since the beginning of 2012, 17 states and the District of Columbia have debated legislation regarding authorizing self-driving cars on their roads. However, only California, Florida, Nevada, and Washington, D.C.

    Should self-driving vehicles be allowed to drive on public roads in the Unites States?

    Since the beginning of 2012, 17 states and the District of Columbia have debated legislation regarding authorizing self-driving cars on their roads. However, only California, Florida, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. have actually enacted any such laws. Of course, that...

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    • Dear Johan, I really liked your post about the idea of allowing cars to be made to drive themselves. What I found lacking was pros and cons of self driving cars and you took a neutral position on weather they should or shouldn’t be legal. I think if you took a side for example, talking about why self drving cars should be legal you can say a pro would be decreasing the number of traffic jams, or a con would be the lack of personal satisfaction of driving.

      Self-driving cars and trucks pros and cons

    • This is a fascinating subject, one I posted on myself a little while ago! The legal, legislative, and moral imperatives surrounding autonomous vehicles are, as you said, unclear at best. For my part, I believe there won’t be any issue with the current law (no express authorization or regulation) and neither with the general public until someone gets hurt by a self-driving car — regardless of who’s behind the wheel.

      Take a look at what many people think about “moral machines:”
      http://moralmachine.mit.edu/

      Thanks for your post!

    • Johan,
      This is a really deep issue that extends to more than law and science. Ethically, we don’t really seem to have an answer about whose fault it would be if an autonomous vehicle caused an accident. Furthermore, there may be situations where the vehicle has to either hit one thing or another and must be programmed to decide on one, while a human may be breaking the law by making the wrong one of two choices but not the other, what if the car’s programming “sees” that “wrong” choice as right because it’s less likely to hurt its passengers? I think autonomous vehicles are amazing and would be much more safer than manual cars if they became widespread, but we’re still a very long way from deciding what they should ethically be programmed to do and therefore how laws should apply to them.

    • Johan this is a very interesting topic! We have been seeing the idea of self-driving cars grow from just an idea to a reality. I’m sure legislation will be forced to decide on a regulated law in the near future as these cars gain popularity. Personally the idea that a machine is in control of my car scares me so I would never be up for this but it sounds like many people would be. I feel like there could be very bad liability issues when these cars do make mistakes. Also I’m sure it would take many years for companies to perfect these cars but for the mean time there could be major issues. Well done and I would love to learn more. Here is an interesting site I suggest you read if you would like to get more into it.

      https://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=31687

    • Johan I found your topic very compelling. Seeing a dream become a reality is very cool. With self diving cars becoming more popular I think legislative will need to take a stance like you said. I found it very fascinating how you said only a few governments have taken a stance since it is a pressing topic. I personally do not agree with self driving car. I think there is too much room for error and more problems are likely to arise because they can not process every situation a human can. I hope you continue research into the topic maybe finding out how they work and process our world would be cool. Here is a link below for more information.
      http://www.businessinsider.com/autonomous-car-limitations-2016-8

  • Good Job Ed! I liked how you linked multiple sources in your post. You did a really good job at describing the problem and telling the reader how they can help solve it. I look forward to seeing more posts like this in the future.

  • Elizabeth,
    This is an incredible post! I can tell you put a lot of thought and research into writing this post. I really like how you referred to other texts for other examples and proof. I also like how you used the library as a source of information. Not many people go to the library now a days. Keep up the good work.

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    Some people believe that the media is constantly trying to direct our attention away from the more important topics in the world and in our country. When researching this topic I found multiple opinions for

    Does the media make us pay too much attention to trivial things and ignore the more important issues?

    Some people believe that the media is constantly trying to direct our attention away from the more important topics in the world and in our country. When researching this topic I found multiple opinions for whether or not the...

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    • Great post Johan! I agree with you that the media definitely hides some major world events outside of our scope of focus. Like you said major issues in Africa and 3rd world countries are completely unnoticed by the average American because the news never reaches our “feeds”. Although it is important to being cultured and knowing of what is going on in the world around us, I do also feel that some of the events and issues don’t pertain to the average American so it isn’t a huge deal if they don’t see them. To be honest I don’t really want to be constantly hearing about the terrible things going on around the world. Sometimes it is nice see the trivial things that don’t require so much effort from our brain. Whether or not this is all such a bad thing is beyond me. We’ll have to see how the future pans out.

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