And accuracy further reduces speed. With up to 7.8% of tested sites being wrongly blocked you begin to wonder if Conroy is trolling. And of course with such dodgy plans for censorship, there is a strong opposition. Also opposing the filter is internet superpower Google. They comment that "moving to a mandatory ISP filtering regime with a scope that goes well beyond such material (child abuse and terrorism) is heavy handed and can raise genuine questions about restrictions on access to information."
He believes that the government is simply telling us these things because they would hate to admit that they were wrong in their earlier speculations. The rest of the essay goes on to describe statistics that show that European people are in severe decline that these countries are also headed for disaster. North America’s numbers are swelling, but only because of immigration and that the populations of third world countries are waning as well. Byfield concludes his essay with a theory that Planned Parenthood does not want us to know about these facts, lest they lose their funding, especially in light of the fact that many Canadians don’t want big families anyway. Even though he shows plenty of statistics to support the
CD Docs The opinion towards England changed from America admiring them and following them blindly to genuinely not caring. They were very angry with the war and not being reimbursed and the taxes. Franklin says that England will have to use weapons and military force in order to get America to start paying taxes. Their attitude says that they would rather wear ratty, old clothes until they can learn how to make their own rather than pay extra taxes on clothes made in England. Dickenson wrote everything as “a farmer” so people could see he was normal, just like them.
Through this quote one can easily see how editing Twain’s masterpiece would be a queue for editors around the world to go and edit every inappropriate word of a dead writer’s work. Editing Twain’s piece of work would open up new arguments to revise ancient art that people would never change, and even some of Shakespeare’s master pieces. It is simply morally wrong to edit and completely change something without its creator’s permission. Moreover, one can see this reasoning behind the New York Time’s quote, “When ‘Huckleberry Finn’ was published, Mark Twain appended a note on his effort to reproduce ‘painstakingly’ the dialects in the book, including several backwoods dialects and ‘the Missouri negro dialect.’ What makes ‘Huckleberry Finn’ so important in American literature isn’t just the story, it’s the richness, the detail, the unprecedented accuracy of its spoken language. There is no way to ‘clean up’ Twain without doing reparable harm to the truth of his work.” This quote clearly shows if Twain were to be alive and see that his masterpiece was being completely reproduced, he would be infuriated and emotionally hurt.
Josh Haning Mr. Rogers English Final 05/31/2011 Us Stupid Google Making Is As times change, so must our methods of dealing with them. The evolution of media has changed the way we absorb information from writing to radio to television and so on. During these trans-formative periods, skills are lost and skills are gained; but to label the internet as the catalyst for the degeneration of our intelligence goes a bit too far. In his article ”Is Google Making Us Stupid” Nicholas Carr argues that, in its current form, the internet is not conducive to the kind of deep thought required when reading a long article or novel. He feels that while the internet is extremely useful, it is designed to distract as opposed to focus the mind.
Censorship The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has recently been revised to remove the word ‘nigger’ which appears over two hundred times. The censorship of this piece of classical literature is devaluing the novel and the ideas portrayed in it. The “harmful epithets”, which also include the word ‘injun’, serve as an integral part of this novel and sanitizing this book for the goal of political correctness is also stripping a historical document of information that acknowledges America’s blatantly racist past and makes our youth aware, through education, the toxicity of prejudice. Twain’s work is dependent on his conveyance of the actual state of things and relation of ideas popular to his era. The content in the work is imperative to the messages it communicates.
Jack Pine 11 August 2011 Mr. Singler English 102 What the “Huck”? N-Bomb! Mark Twain's novel, Huckleberry Finn, published over a hundred years ago, has stirred controversy from racism to censorship due to some of the vulgar language. Although, one of his greatest books of all time many educators and parents support the removal of Huck Finn from elementary and high school curriculum's because of the abundant use of the ‘n-word’ used approximately 219 times through the novel. The derogatory term makes it hard to appropriately depict the true meaning of the book to a group of children without raising countless unspoken questions.
Jane Mukala Professor Hart ENG 101 March 18, 2015 Does The Internet Make You Dumber? Nicholas Carr argues that the internet has bad effects on the brain. He says that the internet makes it harder to remember anything, and that it is harder to move memories into long term memories. Carr thinks that by skimming information, it will diminish the ability to read long texts; I disagree with him because the internet makes actually makes us smarter and think accurate because we are aware of every little information around us. Carr thinks that excessive use of the internet might cause permanent changes to the way our brains work and we don’t have to remember as much, because we have RAM (Random Access Memory).
Truly persuasive writers have the ability to convey their ideas and views of a topic or subject through the use of various persuasive techniques. In the provided excerpt taken from the November 2nd edition of Globe News published in 2009 by B. Blank, he does just this. Through his use of stylistic elements such as emotive language, attacks on schools and the use of sarcasm, Blank reveals his own disgusted and disappointed view of how MP3 players are (but should not be) allowed in schools. Blank’s headline ‘Please, PLEASE ban MP3 players from school’ and its use of capital letters and repetition indicates to the reader that the writer is either distressed, angry or worried about MP3 players being allowed in the schooling system. This is confirmed in the writer’s first sentence and the following paragraphs using emotive language such as ‘strongly oppose’, ‘lonely’, ‘lazy’ and ‘selfish’ as examples of what children will become if the practice of
Because of permissions issues, some material (e.g., photographs) has been removed from this chapter, though reference to it may occur in the text. The omitted content was intentionally deleted and is not needed to meet the University's requirements for this course. 4 Immigration and the United States CHAPTER OUTLINE Patterns of Immigration Today’s Foreign-Born Population Early Immigration Restrictionist Sentiment Increases Contemporary Concerns ■LISTEN TO OUR VOICES Imagining Life Without Illegal Immigrants by Dean E. Murphy The Economic Impact of Immigration ■RESEARCH FOCUS How Well Are Immigrants Doing? The Global Economy and Immigration Refugees Conclusion Key Terms/Review Questions/Critical Thinking/Internet