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    When watching “Pirates, Galleons, and Treasure: Globe Trekker”, one certainly does learn something about pirates and their history. However, that does not mean the documentary is particularly useful. In fact, the documentary while mostly accurate still has some small discrepancies and does not provide enough detail for it to be helpful to those actually studying pirates. The documentary is a fun resource for those who want basic facts, but leaves some facts to assumptions and seems to gloss over some information. It tends to focuses on myths and interesting stories that may have been true rather than the truth. More attention is also put on cities rather pirates and when it does focus on the pirates, it is not done well. It tends to highlight the successes of the pirates and shows a bias towards making them seem more tough and dangerous than they were. All in all, it is difficult to believe that this documentary would be useful in the academic world, especially when looking at how they illustrate certain pirates and their lives. While the documentary does talk about numerous pirates, they only go in depth for a handful. That handful includes Sir Francis Drake, Captain Henry Morgan, Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Blackbeard “Edward Teach”. Though these pirates are described more than others, details from their life are still left unexplained and unanswered. To begin with, Sir Drake is described as Queen Elizabeth’s “favourite privateer” and “her own legal…

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    American Dad Stereotypes

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    profit off of an animated series that depicts American reality. But does Seth MacFarlane achieve this in the episode that first aired on Fox’s Animation Domination? The first American Dad episode called, “Pilot” which earned a 7.5 rating in Adults 18-49 and a total of 15.1 million viewers. The episode opens with a white middle class family together at breakfast with the children arguing about the significance of a degree from a community college and makes an incest remark. Quickly into the…

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    America Mexico Again

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    Fox News published an opinion piece titled Make America Mexico Again: Why Americans are fed up with illegals.” This news story discusses the issue of illegal immigration from Mexico. According to Britannica.co, Fox News was created by Robert Murdoch who “enlisted television producer and former Republican political consultant Roger Ailes to oversee the new network, and Ailes’s business acumen and political leanings became closely associated with its eventual success.” Fox News trademark slogan…

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    no freedom at all. The learning system that I though of was playing charades with the characters we learned in English class. It may sound simple, because it is, but it allows students to become more naturally attached to the characters. When people play this game they get to experience the character as they would in the books, but this time in the real world. Instead, read what the character does or say, people actually hear and see what they do, and it would make those characters more natural…

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    money alone (Ripley). It would seem logical, due to this money being donated and raised to support the ones left behind, to split it evenly within those that will receive it. Yet it was still divided by occupation and those that had a higher up position, received the most. It seems almost uncomprehend able as well, that the families would them sue for more money to keep up with their life style, given that their deceased loved one was so much more higher up socially. (Ripley) No person’s…

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    Muhammad Ali in 1967 stood up for what he believed in when he refused to be a part of the United States Army, even though it was against the law. Roger Goodell has recently been criticized for what he thinks is the right amount of time to suspend an NFL player for their wrong doings. When Ali and Goodell made these decision’s, they tested people’s ideas, shaped their knowledge and they attempted to build a community through their actions. Ali had no fear when it came to standing up for what he…

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    Have ever seen the James Bond movies or books before? While watching a movie have you ever thought “I don’t agree with that?” You want to know the opinion on this movie? People have families and live together with happiness. Some people do not have families and live alone because they decided not to get married. Some people around me who does not have families say it is really comfortable being alone, if they have to care about someone else it is too much effort. Also it is uncomfortable. There…

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    JoJo Henderson Ms. Gay ENGL 1301.22 20 Oct. 2015 Textual Rhetorical Analysis: “Goodell Defends Redskins’ Name” In the last seventy-five years there have been effortless attempts by protesters to rid the Washington football organization of the “Redskins” nickname. In 2013, protesters were assisted by ten U.S. Congress members in the effort to strip the organization of their beloved mascot. These congress members wrote a letter filled with their concerns to Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner)…

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    critics however, view “Silver Bullet” as a flop and label the film as a “B” movie. Film critic, Roger Hurlburt criticizes the film in his article, “Never mind King’s Touch, ‘Silver Bullet’ Is a DUD”. In the article written for the Sun Sentinel, Hurburt expresses his distain for the movies cheap special effects and boring action. Hulburt’s review tears apart the effectiveness of the werewolf and criticizes the story line calling it “confusing”. Hurlburt views Silver Bullet as a thoughtless silly…

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    Traumatic Encephalopathy

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    A stark example can be seen when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell downplayed the risk of playing the contact sport by saying “There’s risk in life. There’s risk in sitting on the couch” (Belson). In addition, Goodell later implied that the real reason some players are quitting is because they lost their passion for the game, not due to being concerned about their safety (Belson). Clearly, if Goodell believed that this sport had its inherent risks due to frequent head on collisions he would have…

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