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Third Readings 6/24
So, just for clarification, so I don't acquire an absence, today was the last day of class, and the only thing left to do for class at all is to submit the final research essay by midnight tomorrow?
- Captive vs. prisoner
- 75 % of those captured are now dead
- avg life span of a human vs. teenager
- one died every month
- dorsal fins & skin disease
- saving lives vs. attacks
Second- WHY they’re unhappy
- no sonar/loudness of crowd
- highly social---pods/social congregations
- tank too small
- low salinity
- two performances a day—cooperate only for food
- Miami seaquarium
A captive, according to the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, is one who is “taken and held as or as if a prisoner of war.” The word that stands out most upon reading these words, is "prisoner." According to the same source, a prisoner is one who is “deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody.” Based on both of these explanations, one can conclude that living in captivity is sheer deprivation of free will. This is used most often as a punishment for humans, for those who have committed a crime, fought behind enemy lines, or for some other wrongdoing. If our own species considers this denial of freedom as one of the highest forms of suffering, why do we impose this on the seemingly innocent, our environment? Did fellow mammals such as whales do something to deserve life imprisonment and forced labor?
DellaVigna, Stefano, and Ethan Kaplan. "The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting." elsa.berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley, 30 Mar 2006. Web. 15 Jul 2010. <http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~sdellavi/wp/foxvote06-03-30.pdf>.
In this report Stefano DellaVigna and Ethan Kaplan examine the effects Fox news has had on voting in our country. They ask if Fox News heavy bias towards the far right republican point of view has swayed viewers to cast their votes for republican candidates, especially in presidential elections such as 2000. They conducted research experiments to determine the percentage of swayed voters and found there was a significant effect.
Greenwald, Robert, Perf. OUTFOXED. 2004, Film.
I found that many people hold different views about implementing the instant replay. Sometimes people completely ignore the topic and choose to ridicule others for their writing skills, so I don’t know if I would focus on that part too much. There are some insightful ideas that I personally agree with, while other people raised valid points against my opinions. I will have to take those into consideration when writing my essay as well.
Australia attempts to ban thin models in order to win a symbol of approval. People are unsure that this will work, but other countries have followed suit. They plan to ban excessive male models too. The public seems to approve of this idea because it allows people to "vote" with their fashion dollars. Praise for Australia!
So, basically I would prefer to avoid chat forums and blog sites where people can voice their opinion, especially on topics such as mine (basically NAFTA and the Effects of Globalization) because the people who voice the strongest opinions are usually the most active on these sites, and their opinions are insensitive, based on personal issues, and fuel/perpetuate ignorance. Most of the blog postings that I saw were results of people who hear "Free Trade" and don't know, or care about what that actually means.
The original article tells a story about his college friend who campaigned for free illegal downloading of music and eventually lost. The author then goes on tell of the fines that are possible illegal file sharing such as music and videos. He then defines what each word in the lingo actual means. The main point that the author was trying to say was that sharing music doesn't always pay off like you would think. The responses generally agree with the author with one guy saying that he would prefer physical music such as an actual CD. One of the posters believed that the fines and charges were a little cheap and that the possible 5 year prison sentence was absurd.
- What is sexism?
- Why is sexism bad?
- What are its implications of sexism? ...in society? ...for an individual?
- What is oppression?
- How is sexism oppressive?
- What is advertising?
- How is advertising sexist?
- How is advertising oppressive?
- What are the implications of sexist advertising?
- How can things be changed?
- Will things change?
Michael, Pollan. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Presents a case for how the gradual change in diet from whole to processed foods has affected our health for the worst. Offers evidence and suggestions for ways to solve the problem of the declining health of the average American.
Popkin, Barry. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That are Fattening the Human Race. New York: Avery, 2009.
Popkin describes the various possible causes of the increased rates of obesity in American. Anthropological focus which looks at the behaviors and policies which influence calorie consumption and other factors that have an impact on our health.