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Propaganda

posted Oct 17, 2011, 10:34 AM by Justin Mably

    By touring the website I learned how propaganda began by illistrating religious issues. I also learned that through propaganda the Nazi party slowly began to take over Germany. One thing I liked about the website was it gave you a look at the war through the Nazi perspective, which was nice because normally you only see things from the other perspective. The information on the site was actually quite interesting because i have never really seen information on the Nazi party that was actually from the time period. A cool feature on the site was the timeline. When looking through the timeline you could open up real articles from that time, when you pulled it up they would show the real article along with an interpretation of what the article was trying to say which was really neat. This website made propaganda sound kind of cool and not as boring as a textbook presents it. The link I provided gives an easy and simple way for someone to understand different types of propaganda.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pepsi

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:25 AM by Justin Mably

    I thought this years pepsi assembly theme was not nearly as good as they were in previous years. This years theme was about control and how to stay in control. The message itself was a good one for a person to obtain but how it was presented was kind of lame in my opinion. In years past the messages have been easier to relate and conect too, but this year the theme seemed far-fetched when trying to connect to it. Overall i feel like the pepsi assembly is a good thing for people to see and understand. Sometimes teens don't realize how big a decision can impact their lives.

Response to 9/11 Documentary

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:48 AM by Justin Mably

    I feel like the people who chose to record the events they whitnessed on 9/11 are brave and did a good thing because without them no one would really have known visually what New York was like on that tragic day. Its odd watching the footage and seeing such a busy place look like a ghost town. Everything was covered in dust and trying to see what was in front of you was almost impossible. I was just in 2nd grade on the day of the attacks. I remember very little from that day other then listening to my teachers talk about what information they had heard.
    The air on that dreaded day was just covered in debris and one of the busiest places on this earth looked like a ghost town. The documentary really helped put 9/11 in perspective to me, because really untill i saw the video i really didn't know what was going on in the city and how many people it affected. I remember being scared in Illinois, I could only imagine being right in the action. I feel deep sympathy for those who lost loved ones on that tragic day, especially in the manner that they did. When watching the video i began to wonder how i would feel if i were in one of the towers above or at where the planes hit. Would i jump out or would i sit and wait to die? Just thinking how that was someones reality is heartbreaking. God bless everyone who puts their life on the line to defend this country.

9/11

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:25 AM by Justin Mably

    I think the plans for commemoration the 10th aniversary of 9/11 are debateable, because honestly there is no good way to go about remembering it. I feel a memorial is a good idea though. Its a hard subject for all Americans to deal with and even harder for those who lost a loved one on that historic day. When it comes to how much is too much i believe all these companies trying to make a profit off of commemorating 9/11 in any way is wrong. 9/11 is just a sore subject in general, and in all honesty there is no good way to go about doing it. So many questions and debates get brought up when this topic is surfaced. There really isn't a wrong or a right way to do it  becasue of all the emotion that comes along with 9/11.
 

Chapter 1

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:17 AM by Justin Mably

            Technology today has become one of the most important pieces of American society as we know it. People today often can’t go a day without a cell phone or the internet. In today’s society we use technology like it is going out of style. Everyone is always trying to get “the next best thing” coming out. The evolution of the cell phone is unreal, what went from a device designed to make calls is now a computer, digital camera, MP3 player, and a phone all in one.

            In today’s society news spreads more rapidly than it ever has in history. A large part of this is due to the fact of how attached people are to such social networking sites as Facebook. Facebook is something that needs no introduction, pretty much everyone and their grandma has one. On Facebook people can share news and information so rapidly, and everyone can see what they put up on their as soon as they click the post button. The way our parents got their news as teenagers and the way we receive our news are like two different worlds. What used to take hours or even days to report is now known moments after it happens. 

Blogging Concerns

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:14 AM by Justin Mably

Some potential troubles that teenagers face when blogging is the fact that the whole world is accessable to the information they post. Such trouble includes trouble within the students school and even with law enforcement. These concerns are legitament because teenagers really don't realize the troubles they could face later in life based on things they decided to post on the internet when they were 17. Other dangers that blogging can cause is emotional problems that a cyber bully victim could aquire. Students should keep in mind all of the people that can access the information they post on the web, when it comes to personal thoughts keep them personal.
 
Rules
 
1) Treat a blog like an assignment you turn into school, watch what you say!
 
2) Blogs should be kind in manner and not directly put a paticular person down.

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