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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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  • I liked how strange and peculiar this topic is. I would have never thought of something like this to write about and nor do I have any idea where you found this but I love it. I’m glad you shared this with is and I am intrigued to look up more about bread stapling.

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    I think you’re topic is very important because it is a problem that not enough people are aware of this. I like how you put in statistics and told who is affected by this problem.

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    I am researching whether healthcare is beneficial in the long run as well as how it would affect the economy if universal healthcare was set in place. Healthcare has been a significant issue since the early 1800s

    Healthcare: Problem-Inquiry Solution

    I am researching whether healthcare is beneficial in the long run as well as how it would affect the economy if universal healthcare was set in place. Healthcare has been a significant issue since the early 1800s but only...

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    • Such a timely topic with the election–I wonder if you can weave in what specific candidates’ plans are. What concerns me, like many of our social issues, is that those who are the most impacted often have the least power in our society. Universal healthcare, if sustainable, would ideally give individuals access to a more equitable life/better life with improved health. Health is truly a human right.

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    Is it true that fruits and vegetables are more expensive than junk food? 

    In today’s society in America, we encounter a problem with obesity. The common scapegoat is that the lower class families can not af

    Opposing viewpoints: Healthy or Processed?

    Is it true that fruits and vegetables are more expensive than junk food?  In today’s society in America, we encounter a problem with obesity. The common scapegoat is that the lower class families can not afford healthier foods because they...

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    • I think you put some really good points across, though I would make sure to quickly read over what you submit because you said, “so, is healthy food really more expensive than healthy foods?” and I totally get what you meant to say but I think the added clarity of proof reading would make your points shine even more. I’m also curious if you think that if healthy options were more convenient that would add to purchasing power? I’d love to see another essay from you since you seem interested in healthy food in lower class families to explore if there are any options to make it more accessible. Maybe this article could help with that! https://time.com/4242944/making-healthier-foods-cheaper-could-save-millions-of-lives/

  • I personally love Lamborghinis; they are fast, sleek, and stylish. I like how you chose to discuss the Murcielago because it gave context to the readers about what is “in” when talking about today’s society. Why do you think the resale value of the Murcielago hasn’t decreased even though the Aventador is the newest hottest Lambo to buy? Overall, I…Read More

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    Maddie commented on the post, Medical Marijuana

    I am impressed at this article. I believe that medical marijuana should be accessible to those who are seeking pain relief. I like how you incorporated data and studies showing that the medical marijuana does in fact, decrease pain significantly without many side affects. Overall, good job.

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    The United States has an abundance of food and supplies and has more than enough to maintain a healthy living environment for the population. If the United States has such a surplus, then why haven’t we sent t

    Healthcare and Surplus of Goods in the United States

    The United States has an abundance of food and supplies and has more than enough to maintain a healthy living environment for the population. If the United States has such a surplus, then why haven’t we sent these supplies...

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    • Fascinating topic and solution. I wonder how we could share our surplus food and even medical supplies when considering the costs and limitations on what could be shipped, other country’s diets, and even the willingness of people/companies to participate. Some would likely argue that these additional resources should be distributed within the US versus abroad, but I do think the US has more responsibility to help our neighbors as such as developed country.

    • This is a very interesting topic and the solution that you pointed out is an excellent one. The way you introduced how the UN passed Article 12 is a good point. The way that the US waste these resources in unacceptable and should without a doubt be sent to third world countries to help them progress and got out of a state of poverty. The US should defiantly be there brothers keeper as it was before when this country was less of an individualistic one

    • Well put. How you introduced new evidence flowed very well with the piece. It is very true that the US is putting too waste millions of pounds of food and healthcare supplies. But I think you need to take away the “other” part of your writing. When you say third world countries it makes it nonspecific and removed. To really create change I think you should create a feeling of urgency by naming the countries the US could support if it didn’t waste so much. Overall great piece of writing.

    • This is a cool topic. The facts you laid to describe how Americans waste so much was well done. I liked the flow of each argument to support your overall idea. Some people could say that the 1 billion dollars wasted on unused medical supplies and excess food should go to the 1/7 Americans who go hungry and to family’s who can’t afford food or healthcare and have a little of that go to other countries.

    • Hello Maddie,
      I think you did an incredible job framing your argument. You gave statistics but also followed up and explained those statistics and why they are relevant to your main argument. Also, I completely agree with you on how much waste the United States, as well as many other first world countries, produce that could solve problems like world hunger if distributed properly. Unfortunately, because we live in a very capitalist oriented economy with little to no laws on wasting products like food, along with the fact that transportation to countries that need these products are expensive, it’s not likely that this problem will be solved without government intervention. I do hope that in the future, we will be able to realize that others need help.

    • Very succinctly put, and a nice approach to the topic. I have personally long heard that the United States doesn’t have an issue with a lack of food, but rather how that food is distributed, stemming from a lack of anywhere close to an equal distribution of wealth. Your statistics on wasted healthcare products were new and rather surprising to me and I agree with your conclusion that the U.S. should use its surplus to help others worldwide.

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