Rant on Horror Movies

I do not understand why modern movie producers and scriptwriters have redefined the meaning of a “horror movie.” Watching a contemporary horror movie remains a dissatisfying event since they seem to scare no one or just do gross patchwork of scenes to inflict bad taste. The movies are more graphic and grotesque rather than being horrific in action and word. There is too much ...
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The Government Shuts Down

On October 1st, 2013, at 12:01 AM, the United States Federal Government shutdown. This essentially means all non-essential government services are suspended indefinitely, cutting nearly 1 million federal jobs. The shutdown is the result of an uncompromising Congress in gridlock over creating a new budget. The hiatus will last until a compromise can be made. An impending dead...
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Funny Incidents In History

Who says history is boring or dull? Many people apparently think funny incidents are a modern thing, and the rest of history as a sad or boring movie. After meeting a great history teacher (and looking up historic follies on the web), I realized that’s not necessarily true. The world may be a dark place, but it did had, and still does have, its funny moments. The Prank Tele...
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Long-Term Investment Decisions

In a market economy government plays various roles. The government puts in place policies to protect companies from imbalance competitions and the consumers from exploitation. Aspect of price ceiling and price control is also a function of the government. It holds on strategic resources to avoid the private firms from exploiting them. In this way, the consumers are protected....
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That Which Stains the Snow

Snow. Pure white and shimmering, snow might be considered beauty incarnate. But “beauty” may not be a word suited to truly describe the icy substance. While visually attractive, snow’s appeal stems from its untainted nature. Snow possesses an innocence per se that reminds us of a long lost virtue. We reach out, instinctively almost, to touch the snow and slo...
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What Is Theme

Theme is a special message people take away from a story. Sometimes themes can inspire and change people. People can learn the theme sometimes just from the title. Other times people find it in the resolution, the characters, or the big moments. One story we read was “The Goblin Who Stole a Sexton”. This story was about a sexton who consorted with no one. He was mean to urch...
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Rare Species

Rare species are also endangered by the extreme hunting. Poaching is most evident in the African regions, especially on the elephant species. In large seas, there is also extreme hunting for the sharks. Statistics shows that at least ten sharks are killed daily worldwide, thus putting the species at the verge of extinction. Most of the oils obtained from the sharks are used f...
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Veritas Mundi (Truth of the World)

Veritas Mundi (Truth of the World) Two avid theologians once argued about the validity of each other’s religion. One was a Christian; the other, a Muslim. The two argued for hours on end about who was right in saying their religion was the correct one. Who was telling the truth? The answer, in short, was this: both of them and neither of them. Each of the men perceived...
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Long-Term Plan for Black America

The economic nationalism of Booker T. Washington, which relied on business ownership to provide the means for group advancement, represents the classic capitalistic approach to economic development. Throughout the twentieth century, there have been a number of approaches suggested for improving the economic viability of African-American communities in the United States. Give...
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Poetry Response #2: “The Road Not Taken”

Life is full of choices, some predetermined, some decided on the spot. Sometimes there are monumental choices that will affect the rest of someone’s life, whether they know it or not. The poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is about one of those special moments where one choice will change the course of one person’s life. The speaker believes that depending on the road...
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