When flipping through my mind to think about people who made their dreams a reality, I think about the common American, Bill Gates, the Founding Fathers, and the creators of Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg. Essentially what it is is an alternate history mod for the World War 2 based game Hearts of Iron, changing the past ending of the Great War to where the Germans would be victorious. A thing I really love about this is that no one had every really thought before about an alternate ending to the Great War, but their minds would usually drift towards a German victory in the Second World War due to the fact that the war is more well known and the Nazi Regime was pretty brutal. I also love that even though they must have had some trouble in creating this gigantic article of alternate history, the goal to create the mod would always be their focus, as well as putting the fan first. As a person who has played this mod for countless hours, it is most definitely one of the greatest things I have experienced as well as serving as an inspiration to modders all over the world who seek to turn their imagination into a reality through quadrillions of 1's and 0's.
I love Star Wars about half as much as the next nerd, however I am greatly offended when a magical piece of art such as itself is used to advertise products on a "news" article. When reading through it, I did see that they showed how the first use of the quote was directed towards Margaret Thatcher after her reelection, however it is conveniently placed between a Twitter mention and a Snapchat mention. CNN will also mention that (to celebrate) you should go see a Yankee's game, watch some animated Disney shows about Star Wars, visit some tourist locations (because they were in Star Wars of course), and a few recipes that you can tell your mom to make for you in your basement hideaway. From the perspective of a real Star Wars nerd, this is the worst thing I have ever forced my eyes to absorb, but I do appreciate the charity mention.
As much as I would love to agree with this article and the message its portraying, I could not agree more with the recent decision to end TPS, especially after reading this article. The program was originally created as a refuge for the Central American citizens who's homes were destroyed during Hurricane Mitch in 1998 will have a 12-18 month period of refugee status in the United States. Now that it has been 20 years and the damaged should have been repaired by this point, we still have this program which allows unnecessary refugee status to any person of Honduran origin to come to the United States for a year-long vacation. While the current citizenship program we have in the United States is a bit broken, if they really want to experience America then they will be willing to work hard and pass that test to do so, otherwise they never belonged in the first place. The biggest problem I have with this is that, as usual, there is some crying kid presented to make the audience feel guilty and support the cause, however, in the famous words of one Mary Katherine, "I [wish] they were dead."
The reasoning behind the article's creation is to provide a reader with another perspective on the story or to even briefly explain the plot if the reader was either too incompetent, lazy, or overscheduled to do so themselves. While this particular website does refrain from explaining the hidden details of the novel such as significance of certain aspects and whatnot, it does do a great job in fulfilling its promise to provide the reader a brief summary of the story in respective order of the occurring events' order. Overall, I'd give this article an 8/10 due to it fulfilling its promise yet not really inspiring a whole lot of creativity out of it.
Although euthanasia is a widely discussed topic in our society, I believe that due to cases such as this and many others it should be legal in the United States, under certain requirements of course. Being a 104-year-old scientist cannot be an easy, especially knowing that death is coming any day, so why not have control over him and decide for yourself that you want to die? Concerning Switzerland, I believe that that has always been one of the most logical places on the planet due to the fact that they have euthanasia, no welfare, and an isolationist policy to where they don’t have to deal with the outside world. Due to these policies, people can painlessly decide that they’re done living on earth, there are practically no homeless people to be found, and the Swiss military has not had to fight a battle for over 500 years. To summarize my thoughts, I fully agree with the scientist’s decision to peacefully end his life and believe that no man should ever be able to deny him or anyone their own choices unless the victim is either legally insane, approaching it, or is in a situation where they think it’s the best option but don’t have full perspective on the situation.
Although Kanye West hasn’t always been shown to be the smartest man in the universe, his true intelligence has been portrayed after declaring that “400 years of slavery was a choice”. While his comment was very obscene, I do not believe that it was his choice because I actually have a theory that he actually has no control over what he says but has a Tourettes-like disability to where he absolutely has Tom say something stupid every time he’s on camera. While I cannot officially prove this theory to be true except for the supporting evidence of this comment as well as countless others featured at sites like brainyquote.com (https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/kanye_west), I do believe that someone should at least open an investigation to determine the true intellect measure of Kanye West.
As to not bore the reader with unwanted details of a chapter in the middle of a book that they may or may not have read, the only details that will be focused on are of the quality of the article. The CliffNotes author does a great job in expressing the Chapter summary in great detail so that, on a chapter test, the reader should be able to make a good grade should they be either too incompetent or lazy to read it beforehand. Should the reader be searching for a more in depth explanation of the events in accordance with how Steinbeck intended it to be read, the analysis lists the symbolist is events that occur as well as explaining each one. In accordance with the Colombian rating scale, I give this article a rating of 10/10 in the “usefulness to the reader” category and I will definitely be back for any future books I may need help with.
While I originally did not go to the article for anything more than a brief synopsis of one of the greatest movies of all time in my opinion, I was greeted with a very well-sized explanation from Roger Ebert about his take on the movie from when it was released in 1976. Though I may not have been alive at that time — therefore not impacting me in the same way — I was still greatly inspired by the greatest underdog story I had ever heard since World War 2. I believe that the movie also greatly portrays the full vitality of the American Dream during the Cold War 70’s in the United States, which also made me wonder if another great threat would be enough to revitalize the dream and greatness of this nation. In conclusion, I give the article a pretty good 9/10 due to its overall quality and the fact that it brought me back to the movie, however I had to read it so that’s a big downside for me.
To say that it was the article that drew my attention would not be truthful, however the notion that the actors, even Christopher Lloyd who is almost 80, are all alive and well and remember this film with fond memories. Before I had first seen this movie as a fourteen year old boy, I had always thought of science as just another school subject whose sole purpose was to find the answers to the mysteries of the universe. After seeing the 3-part series, I realized that, in science, its not about the final destination you reach on your quest for answers, it is rather about the journey you take to find those answers that you find other questions and answers along the way. As stated before, the article was not too impressive in terms of length, however it did send me back to that moment when Emmet Brown drove that car to 88 miles per hour with the propulsion of a steam engine and I realized that my life should be dedicated to finding the answers to the mysteries of the universe both for myself and the future generations of humanity to come.
By becoming famous through the creation of new and improved products and businesses, such as Space-X, it was not a surprise that Elon Musk would unveil a product like the Lithium-Ion battery. According to the article, the car battery will contain over 1,000 batteries typically used in watches. The difference between these and a regular gas car is that a Tesla vehicle is much cleaner for the environment, uses magnetic technology in its engine instead of combustion, and the battery will still last longer than that of a combustion engine. Due to the fact that its just a bunch of small batteries in a large case, they are easily replaceable should some start acting up, however Tesla stated that their batteries are highly resistant to degradation, or breaking down, and will last for many years before needing replacement. Overall, if it was affordable, I would buy a Tesla for both the environmental and technological benefits it provides.