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    Disadvantages Of Google

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    The article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr is discuss about how Google changing him in different ways. Carr used his own experience to help the reader to understand the article and also support his agreement. In the article, Carr mention that he spending a lot of time online such as Google. Spend time on Google may have some disadvantages, for example, it makes him cannot focus on long lengthy articles. In Carr’s article he also list a lot of examples and details that is about the difference between now and the past based on using Google and how Google change him. But I think Google can have both disadvantageous and advantageous; in fact, technology makes our life easier in many different ways but it has also changed our thinking. I think the author make a clear thesis statement in the article, and I agree with Carr’s statement that google is making us stupid. Nicholas Carr is the author of the acclaimed book The Glass Cage: How Our Computer Are Changing Us. He writes about the technology and culture, but most of his articles are talking about the influence of technology. At the beginning of Carr’s article, he mentions, “I am not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy used to be easy”(Carr). He also explains why his concentration will start to drift after a few pages, it shows the readers that when he is on the computer he could get the information very fast and skip the pages.…

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    writing a book, Haley approached Malcolm X with the idea of writing about his life. Malcolm X would agree and the two began having long conversations over two years. After the death of X, Haley had the challenge of shaping the book in Malcolm’s voice. This would cause him to be credited as a ghostwriter instead of a close collaborator. The book became a huge success; selling millions of copies and leading to a film adaptation in 1992. The plot of the book is series of life events experienced…

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    years, Malcolm X took that time to self- educate himself and in his essay, A Homemade Education, he informs his readers of his background and how he became the man he was. Malcolm X wanted his readers to understand that an education is what you make out of it, and not what you learn. He believed that you can go to the college of your dreams, and learn nothing from it. But, being willing to be educated, you can educate yourself and grow intelligently. He points out that you don’t need college to…

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    Throughout the history of civilization, leaders have risen to power to control the masses. Some of these leaders have taken their power too far and became an oppressive force. Fortunately, with every oppressive force there has been an opposing force to rival the oppression and overcome it. This has been shown through the works of literature that were read and analyzed over the year in class, such as Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, The Ladder for Booker T. Washington by Martin Puryear, Back to…

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    Lost Cause Ideology

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    The Great Migration was a time period in which large numbers of African Americans moved from the south to the Northeast and Midwest. Many African Americas moved in order to have a better life through more equality. The great migration fueled what is now known as the Harlem Renaissance, a time period of black creation and innovation such as art, music, poetry, and literature in the Harlem community. The Harlem renaissance and great migration Also fueled new ideologies among the African American…

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    along the shore waiting for their owner that are floating in the water, not knowing that they will never come back. When he got up on a small hill just enough high that he could see everything that he walked by and still missed some of it. Some are walking and helping others that are wounded, others laying in the sand knowing they will never come back and put a foot on the ground again. He also notices the belongings laying half covered on the sand that are letters from family, how they…

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    Operation Redwing Essay

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    Marcus Luttrell once said “No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets or no matter how far you fall, you are never out of the fight”. From the personnel to the rescue mission all of the actions that the Seals showed was a sign of brotherhood for each other. The Navy Seals involved in Operation Redwing showed acts of heroism, bravery, and courage in their sacrifice for their country. The personnel of Operation Redwing consisted of high military officers in the United States Navy Seals. Petty…

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    of many brave men and women blinded by incessant jingoistic propaganda? General Smeldley D. Butler one of the most decorated Marines to ever live once said, “For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.” After I retired and started working my first civilian job and I started having more and more questions. I started questing the way society was and I like Soldiers I could see how unhappy and broken…

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    Sunshine Award

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    lifestyle we call minimalism. I especially like to write about the ideas of the ancient greek and roman thinkers like Epicurus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. At the same time, I 've been trying to cover a variety of topics over this first year-and-a-half of blogging, so I haven 't been writing about that particular subject lately. It 's also been a while since I 've read any philosophical works and I have forgotten a good portion of what I used to know about these ancient philosophers (I never…

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    The film I decided to analyze was that of “Gladiator” (2000). It depicts the death of Marcus Aurelius and his wishes that after he dies, a faithful Roman soldier by the name of Maximus Decimus Meridius take his place as emperor. However, Marcus Aurelius’ son, Commodus, takes matters into his own hands to guarantee that he will be the one to be proclaimed heir and ultimately, Caesar. Although, the film explores the history of Rome by including several historical figures, it is mainly based on a…

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