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CIA's Petraeus quits over affair

CIA's Petraeus quits over affair | scott's blog | Scoop.it

This article is very unfortunate.  Over a mistake that many Americans have made with little consequences, he will live it down for the rest of his life for the same mistake. I think this relates to Tom a lot.  Tom like this agent had a great past and was extremely well respected in his past. While they were respected for doing different things they both recieved the same level of respect from people.  While the CIA agent should have earned more respect than a football star, he didn't and is now much less than that in the eyes of millions of Americans.  Even though he devoted his life to serve for this country most people will only remember the bad things he has done instead of the good.  The same goes for Tom people will not remember him for his talent at football, but instead his hostile actions and rude personality.  To add similarity to the stories Tom also had an affair that changed a lot opinions of him along the CIA agent.


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Three Dog Night "One"

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This song has everything to do with the Great Gatsby.  Ironically pretty much every character in the book is constantly with another person or a lot of people at gatherings or even big partys.  Even though they are always with others they do not really enjoy their company and a lot of characters in the books are very lonely.  The song one is in every movie, commercial, or ad that has to do with a lonely person.  It is extremely famous for the line "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do".  Tom is married but ends up not even loving his wife or the woman he's having an affair with.  Things also don't work out with Nick and Jordan.  He doesn't really love anyone in the book.  These characters are truely lonely and are missing huge parts of their lives.  Sadly they do not express these feelings of sadness. Instead they hide them and pretend to care about people they really don't.    

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Sharif Ibrahim's comment, November 15, 2012 11:55 AM
this was a pretty good fit for tom's character in the great gatsby. The song did fit his character like you said and its also a pretty good song.
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Is the American dream tougher for young adults to achieve now? | jacksonville.com

Is the American dream tougher for young adults to achieve now? | jacksonville.com | scott's blog | Scoop.it

      I really liked this article.  I really enjoyed it because it made me think about how not just the American Dream has changed but how it has also changed for the people striving for it.  In this article she predicts that kids growing up in this generation will have a much more difficult time acheiving the American Dream.  She percieves the American Dream as having a family and a house for them to live in.  She also asked people if they think it will be harder for them to accomplish this and 4 out of 10 people said yes.  The main reason she thinks it will be more difficult is simply because of the current recession.  That being said I agree with her.  I think fewer people will reach this goal or their own personal life goal because of the financial situation of our generation.  This article has a different perspective on this topic.  Most others are talking about how the "Dream" is changing and how this generation strives for different things compared to previous generations such as our parents.  Those articles suggest we seek fame, fortune, and not as much family and other things.  This shows that the Dream is changing in more ways than just one.


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Roaring Twenties Fashion is Roaring Again

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I really thought this was interesting that you found a connection between todays fashion and that of the 1920's.  That is so crazy because it is a 90 year difference.  To think that over all this time and all that has changed that fashion from that long ago is still evident and popular.  I see boys and girls wearing things from different generations all the time.  For example; baggy crewnecks, bowties, boat shoes, and bell bottom jeans.  I really enjoy when styles come back.  It really makes you think of what has really changed and what has stayed similar.  I also think it is weird how much people immitate celebritys and rolemodels alike.  No matter how silly or uncomfortable the clothing is, if its on tv people will wear it.  If a model says they like a certain type of pants you will surely see people wearing them at school within a week.  When reading older books like this it is often difficult to picture yourself in their shoes or living a similar situation.  But when people find little things like this it makes it all the easier to relate to.    


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1920s: The Jazz Age

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       I didn't really know anything about this time period but as I read this wiki article about it, I was compelled to find out more about it.  One of the things that interests me the most is the music of that generation(jazz of course).  It has so much backround and that I could write just on the music portion of this topic.  This time period was really amazing.  It had great music, much needed changes for women, and countless inspirational individuals.  Many women in this time started to join the work force and were not abnormal for doing so.  The idea of equality became much more widely accepted in this time period as well.  I just really like that many more people accepted others much more than before.  More important than that people didn't really care wether you were a women, african american or whatever! People began realizing that it just didn't matter.  If you were a great musician people would listen, great worker you would be hired, if you did great things you would be respected.  That is why the Jazz Age was so great.


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School Board Bans Kid's Book for Mention of Gay Families

School Board Bans Kid's Book for Mention of Gay Families | scott's blog | Scoop.it

       This is a terrible thing.  There is no logic behind the the banning of this book and it should not have been done.  In this book the line that made this book "unfit" for these kids simply states, "Some families have two moms or two dads."  This line does not say that this family situation is for the better or worse, it just simply states that it is a real thing and kids need to be informed of it.  It is the same as pointing out that some kids at the school have parents of different ethnicities and religions.  I would be against this book if it tried to convince you to be for or against gay couples or "different" families for that matter, but it doesn't.  These children are also not forced to read this book and have all the rights not to.  Whether these kids will later support homosexual couples or not they need be informed of it and need to know it does exist.  

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