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  • Elliot Fitscher
    Published 3 days ago
    This Nigerian Fraudster 'Sold A Fake Airport' That Never Existed For $242m

    This Nigerian Fraudster 'Sold A Fake Airport' That Never Existed For $242m

    Victor Lustig - Sells the Eiffel tower for 100,000 francs, Emmanuel Nwude, hold my beer - sells an airport that doesn’t exist for $242 million!
  • Steve Harrison
    Published 3 days ago
    ‘Covid’ operations: Just join the dots

    ‘Covid’ operations: Just join the dots

    So, a global coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the earth and governments far and wide have closed their borders and ordered their populations to stay indoors, causing untold damage to the world’s economic systems.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 3 days ago
    Reason First: Playboi Carti Arrested, COVID-19 Made Second Thought for the Time Being

    Reason First: Playboi Carti Arrested, COVID-19 Made Second Thought for the Time Being

    When it comes to rappers and gun and drug charges, they have the power to put a pandemic on the mind’s backburner, momentarily. Playboi Carti received charges for possessing controlled substances and firearms. This is the best news out right now. There’s no word of coughing and sneezing and trying to slice through red tape to get ventilators. This a routine and almost a running gag going on in the hip hop genre. Thankfully, Playboi Carti got stopped on weed, Xanax, and cocaine rather than coming down with COVID-19.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 3 days ago
    Moderates Must Appeal to Progressives

    Moderates Must Appeal to Progressives

    Keep in mind this article is about facts. It’s not about how elections “should be” it’s about how elections are. The problem with moderates is that they get themselves worked up and frustrated when voters don’t do exactly as they are told.
  • DNQ
    Published 3 days ago
    Yeamans' Impact to U.S. History

    Yeamans' Impact to U.S. History

    Back when slavery became part of the economy, slave owners and traders used plantations to trade resources using the Atlantic Trade System. During the 16th to the 18th century, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was a triangular trading system between Africa, Europe, and North America where slaves were used to help develop plantations such as sugar, cotton, and tobacco in order to export them as resources through the Atlantic Ocean to other countries for more profit, production and increased labor. Bristol was one of the known countries in the British colonies for their long history of trading during the 14th to the 19th century. It was considered one of the main trading ports between other colonies such as North America and Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Sir Robert Yeamans, one of the merchants in Bristol, was a well known merchant who took charge in taking over the expansion of trading during the late 16th century as a sheriff and as a counselor. Scholars say that Sir Robert Yeamans was one who worked with other merchants in secrecy. However, Yeamans made an impact on U.S. history because of trade and his connection to his family. His expansion of trade benefits the increase of trade during the Trans-Atlantic trade during the 18th century.
  • DNQ
    Published 3 days ago
    Media Framing in 2020

    Media Framing in 2020

    Media framing is a concept in various media that depicts how the culture of society is defined in the social class. Diana Kendall, a professor at Baylor University, studied how the media has portrayed social class. Her non-fiction book Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America was released in July 2005 and was reprinted by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2011. In her study, “Framing Class, Vicarious Living and Conspicuous Consumption,” she discusses how different types of framing depict each social class rank and why the media doesn’t differentiate between real and fake. Her main claim is that media framing tends to depict social classes and exaggerates the ideology that people tend to overanalyze other social classes in our American society. She believes that the solution to media framing is journalism. She proves her claim by showing the differences between various classes in a cultural perspective, and that the social classes don’t reflect or mirror society as a whole. A movie that relates to some of the framing concepts is Crazy Rich Asians (2018), a story about a Chinese-American woman, Rachel Chu, who visits Singapore for the first time with her boyfriend, Nick Young, only to learn that his family is unbelievably rich and very well known. As Rachel learns about his family, she finds out that she is the target of Nick’s rarefied family culture because she is different. In this paper, I will analyze and discuss Diana Kendall’s main argument, its strengths and weaknesses, and analyze the movie, Crazy Rich Asians, discussing how it relates to one of her framing concepts in the overall argument.