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Breaking News 4: When real news is fake | RJI

Breaking News 4: When real news is fake | RJI | American Dream | Scoop.it
Advice to the media: To fight fake news, stop being like fake news. Stop looking like it. Stop writing like it. Stop promoting it. Stop funding it.

Via Brian Steffens
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I thought this article was very interesting to read. And I find myself agreeing to it, to an extent. This article reminded me of a the reading "Backpack vs. Briefcases." That reading had mentioned in how to see the use of rhetorical analysis and how to use it in your everyday. And everyday, for me at least, I am exposed to media. The media is known for using rhetorical analysis and using them on people to sway them. This article mentions how that we should not believe everything we read because these days everything is filtered out. And I do believe that because these days there is many things unspoken. The media tends to emphasize on certain topics but not focus on other. Even though it has equal or more importance. And the reading comes in handy in seeing how rhetorical analysis is being used. This article shows that mostly every news we see is fake and do not hold their true form. Although I do believe that there are descent articles out there that hold some truth but perhaps I am being optimistic.
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What’s worse, burning plastic or sending it to a landfill?

What’s worse, burning plastic or sending it to a landfill? | American Dream | Scoop.it
When it comes to pesky, non-recyclable plastics, should we bury or burn? Advice maven Umbra Fisk tosses out a few ideas.
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I thought this was very interesting because I have never really considered which one should be better to use. Burning plastic or sending it to a landfill is an argument that has been brought to our attention in which does more harm to our environment. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Both equally do at some aspect or at some degree have done a great amount of damage on this planet. And it is great to see that some people still try to make an effort in improving this planet even if it is just a small part which will hopefully lead to a greater difference. Sadly there is not a perfect solution to this problem we do not have the room to keep going on with landfills. And the burning the plastics release much chemicals into the air so it does much more damage. But we can all still play our part by living a conservative lifestyle and attempt in reusing many materials.
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Breaking News 4: When real news is fake | RJI

Breaking News 4: When real news is fake | RJI | American Dream | Scoop.it
Advice to the media: To fight fake news, stop being like fake news. Stop looking like it. Stop writing like it. Stop promoting it. Stop funding it.

Via Brian Steffens
GandhI Umana's insight:
I thought this article was very interesting to read. And I find myself agreeing to it, to an extent. This article reminded me of a the reading "Backpack vs. Briefcases." That reading had mentioned in how to see the use of rhetorical analysis and how to use it in your everyday. And everyday, for me at least, I am exposed to media. The media is known for using rhetorical analysis and using them on people to sway them. This article mentions how that we should not believe everything we read because these days everything is filtered out. And I do believe that because these days there is many things unspoken. The media tends to emphasize on certain topics but not focus on other. Even though it has equal or more importance. And the reading comes in handy in seeing how rhetorical analysis is being used. This article shows that mostly every news we see is fake and do not hold their true form. Although I do believe that there are descent articles out there that hold some truth but perhaps I am being optimistic.
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Fearing deportation, a mother in the U.S. illegally seeks refuge in a Denver church

Fearing deportation, a mother in the U.S. illegally seeks refuge in a Denver church | American Dream | Scoop.it
An undocumented immigrant sought refuge inside a Denver church, where she plans to stay indefinitely to avoid being separated from her family and her home of two decades. 
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Seeing as that my topic is the America Dream, I thought I would read and say something about this article. It was interesting to see the perspective of an immigrant making a living in America. While reading this article I tried to read it while keeping the American Dream in my mind. I feel that with the years going by and especially with the new presidency the American Dream has changed and its meaning as well. It's not what it used to be. The American  Dream used to be about that anyone can be successful as long as they work hard then it will pay off. But now certain people have privileges and you can't be successful without connections or with out being born to it. This women and many other immigrant work hard but are often looked down upon and can never move forward. Now many come here to give their children a better future by being born as an american citizens.

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I quit fishing: it’s just brutality dressed up as fun

I quit fishing: it’s just brutality dressed up as fun | American Dream | Scoop.it
A fishing trip off Perth made this angler realise he “was an arsehole”

Via Nancy Arenas
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This article was very interesting to read. Because I saw a new topic being brought up. Everyone mentions the poor cows, pigs, and other mammals. But not much is being brought up when it comes to fishes. He makes an argument that fishes feel as much pain as the next cow or pig. It makes it worse that many people do it for fun rather than for necessity or food resource. It is pointless trying to catch the fish and then throw it back in the water. It is just torture and maim for that fish. I did kind of was feeling a bit iffy about how he talked about how fishing was wrong to talk about the depletion of the ocean. I believe that killing fish is wrong for many reasons but he should have brought that up as well as a main argument or a big supporting argument But fishing has such an impact that it deserves much more attention that it is receiving.
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Universal Studios Hollywood raises gate ticket prices

Universal Studios Hollywood raises gate ticket prices | American Dream | Scoop.it
Universal Studios Hollywood raises ticket prices $5, only a week after Disneyland did the same.
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I thought that this was a very interesting article seeing as I am a teenager and we do go on amusement parks. And I found it funny that I have talked about this topic many times with my friends and family. We had discussed the great increase of prices at Universal Studios. I remember when I was younger the prices there was so much cheaper. And now they are as expensive as Disneyland. And it is insane since they did not have much to offer as Disneyland to raise their prices like that. But it is getting much popularity because of the new Hogwart's experience. But I still believe that it is still a rip off since Disneyland has much more to offer. Universal Studio mentions that it is just price testing. But it even mentions that Disneyland does not do such price testing. I think it is absurd how they are raising their prices so much. But I guess it is just how business is these days even though it is unreasonable.
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'Extraordinary levels' of pollution have contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean

'Extraordinary levels' of pollution have contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean | American Dream | Scoop.it
Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea.
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In this article it was a bit depressing and shocking how much of human activity has affected even the deepest parts of the ocean. Levels of pollutants have been found in the organisms that reside in the ocean and won't leave for decades. Us humans are really self-fish creatures in seeing that nothing will stop us from industrializing even if its harming other wild-life. We have continued in our same routines or ways and it has caused so much pollution in just a few decades to the point that it has damaged our planet. It is upsetting that most do not care that it is even harming us but it is even more upsetting how animals and plants have to be affected by our doings. It is scary to think how long it will take humans to realize that their ways are wrong when it will probably be too late by then.

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