The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth. This money could have gone to more relevant causes. NASA spent twenty three billion dollars on manned programs from 1961 to 1969(Granath). This money could have gone to much better causes such as education and healthcare. Many communities in the US need more funds for education that NASA is instead using for space exploration.
carpet stains? social anxiety?- and in the last 10 we must swallow whatever solution the sponsor dictates: a new cream, investment, solvent or pill” (2) is a way of supplying an image to the reader. It provides an image for the reader that conveys what television serves for society. Conclusively, Douglas Rushkoff’s “Who’s the rat?” presents the argument that television viewers are entertained by other people’s pain, suffering and humiliation and everyone is at blame for this being true. He utilizes this by using logos, diction and other rhetorical devices which help to strengthen his
The way in which Hicks exposed the flaws in our society through his standup routines makes his standup career the most influential by allowing him to inspire other comedians while still providing social value to his jokes. By delivering his commentary and outright disgust of American culture in a casual, personal manner to his audience, Bill Hicks is able to successfully insult his audience by making them consider their own hypocrisies. His ability to challenge society to see the flaws in their views on issues like religion and drugs and society’s overwhelming need to get involved in issues that are not theirs to be involved in
In 1962, in the midst of the international space race, steel prices in the U.S. began to rise. In this speech delivered by John F. Kennedy, he claims that there is no justification for these increasing steel prices through the use of logos and pathos. Whilst attempting to convince and create reason for steel companies to reduce their prices, JFK employs the use of logic-best argumentation in order to convey his message. However, at times, because his audience isn't merely citizens of the country but also executives of the steel companies, the line between pathos and logos is subtle, for he appeals to the emotions general American public through the use of verifiable data. He proposes a series of alternate (and very possible realities) that
The “greatest American humorist of his age”, Mark Twain once said, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” From Missouri to Nevada, apprentice to father of American literature, short stories to novels—Twain became the well-known author he is today because of the impact his life adventures and trial had on him (5). Author of the excerpt from A Presidential Candidate, Twain often used humor and wit to illustrate his stories and make his point known. Through his use of satire, irony, and rhetorical questions, Twain exposes the perceived truths of the Presidential campaigns and candidacies. In his excerpt, Twain uses satire to illustrate how anyone can run for President regardless of experience (14). He believes, “What the country wants is a candidate who cannot be injured by investigation of his past history, so that the enemies of the party will be unable to rake up anything against him that nobody ever heard of before.” Therefore, if a candidate has no
It 's clear at the end that they felt stupid about saying all those negative things. I have to say that I agree to some point, most people only think about themselves and only saving themselves and their own loved ones in times of tragedy. It 's hard to believe that if something like this were to happen, that we would even waste our time saving a stranger let alone a whole planet of aliens. I guess this goes to say that the alien "Rescue Party" has more concern for saving other races and putting their own selves in danger. I can name 10 people off the top of my head that wouldn 't even help a neighbor if something like this were to happen.
Drone Wars An aerial vehicle with no human pilot; a robot not controlled by man. Drones sound like a good idea at first, but there is more to them than not risking as many lives. Bill Clinton first introduced armed drones to kill Osama bin Laden and Obama continued the idea afterwards (Zenko 1-5). While drones are mostly used for surveillance and strike operations for the government, civilians also use them to survey natural disasters, construct 3-D models, and more, but civilian use is not where the controversy is (Zenko 1-5). The argument is over if drones should be used in the military, mostly for air strikes.
At the core of the controversy surrounding The Interview and what we think is the reason Sony was hacked and Guardians of Peace threatened violence against theaters that show the movie is less than a favorable depiction of Kim Jong-Un. They portray Kim Jong-Un as an American pop culture-loving, goofball dictator who still has deep feelings about his relationship with his deceased dictatorial dad. They see him as a god among men as North Korean legend dictates.What I find pretty funny because Katy Perry’s “Firework” plays a crucial role in the film. Aside from the real world drama, it is important to separate the movie’s relatively and political side from, racist routines. Because quite frankly this movie is extremely racist; but hilarious.
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” Vonnegut criticizes egalitarianism through the usage of symbolism and Irony , ultimately demonstrating how the government's ability to limit an individual's potential is harmful to society. Firstly, in this story, symbolism is used to reveal the effects of individuals being restricted in this society. One of the characters in this story, George is extremely smart and sensitive but unfortunately been crippled by the government's handicapping program. When George makes intelligent remarks or thinks analytically about situations “every twenty seconds or so, [a] transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains (Vonnegut 33). George’s brain handicap symbolizes a legitimate restriction that the government has placed on his body.
The search for another Earth had always been the theme of many science fiction movies. Though not yet been proven if the Earth-like planet exists, the possibility of it is what inspires NASA today. The fact that all resources are limited and starvation is now a social phenomenon makes this film closer to reality. The advancement in technology would enable space exploration possible, but the existence of why there are space explorations is still in question today. In the movie, it has been mentioned there that the government didn’t want to spend a part of the nation’s savings for space exploration.
Contrary to the stereotypes of old, Limbaugh made a name for himself with humor, or his tendency to delve into rants flavored with jokes. This unexpectedly struck a cord with a large target audience who still all follow Limbaugh religiously to this day (Streitmatter 225). A final new way to digest news relates to comedy far more than Limbaugh. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart would stress repeatedly that it was not a news program, it was a comedy show. However, a news show it would become in the eyes of many
The general argument made by author Michael Finnegan in his work “Republican Party 's Disruption Laid Bare in Trump 's Nevada Victory”, is that people are using their power to spread their opinions and are putting others in danger because of it. More specifically, the author argues that politicians are manipulating people and abusing their power to gain power. The author writes, “With a dash more bravado than usual, he reminded his national audience ... of his signature pledge to bill Mexico for an $8-billion border wall.“They’ll pay for the wall, they’ll be very happy about it, believe me,” Trump said. “I’ll talk to them. They’ll be very, very thrilled.””.
Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush is a completely bias book. This book would be useful in a psychology class on what is the mental capacity of a self- centered and extremely conceded president when complementing his own judgement. The author is also majorly opinionated towards Bush because he got his information from Bush himself. He used to be an editor for Texas monthly. Robert Draper is no more than a gossip journalist that has a bias opinion of Bush’s proceedings and decisions.
And what was the end result due to job creation in the military system? Having the military as the main source of creating jobs can become very useless as most nations now a days don 't even go to war mainly because of National Peace Corporations, this causing their troops not being utilized. Robert B. Reich, a professor of public policy at the university of California, Berkeley, asserted that "Having a giant undercover military jobs program is an insane way to keep Americans employed." he again argued against the defence program saying that “a jobs program for building weapons that America doesn 't need is wasteful and a poor use of resources. The government should invest and create jobs in areas where the United States actually needs improvement, such as in education or infrastructure”.