Day 59/67: Five Month GED, Elements of an debate, and Elements of a Molecule | Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

We use words every day, which many have different meanings in different contexts.  Pros, cons, and rebuttals are elements of a basic argumentative essay, while hydrogen  and helium are basic chemical elements.  Language is important, and shouldn’t it be? Today’s reading starts looking at one of the basic tools of understanding the world around us:…
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Day 59/67: Five Month GED, Elements of an debate, and Elements of a Molecule

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

We use words every day, which many have different meanings in different contexts.  Pros, cons, and rebuttals are elements of a basic argumentative essay, while hydrogen  and helium are basic chemical elements. 

Language is important, and shouldn’t it be?

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Today’s reading starts looking at one of the basic tools of understanding the world around us:

“The Periodic table characterizes the known elements in increasing order of atomic number. It starts on the top right hand corner with Hydrogen and continue from left to right which then repeats in the horizontal row below the last element. This is not just a list of elements it is organized in very different ways like properties and atomic mass. At first glance the periodic table may seem disorganized with only a couple elements on the top row and a block on the last row but it is very specific in the way that they…

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Biden admin to block $130M military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns – UPI.com

The Biden administration has blocked $130 million in military aid to Egypt because it has failed to address U.S. concerns over human rights conditions in the country, reports said Friday.
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Lesbian Sues U.S. Army and Air Force Over Boss’ Demand She Grow Her Hair and Wear Makeup

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/lesbian-sues-us-army-and-air-force-over-bosss-demand-she-grow-her-hair-and-wear-makeup?ref=home

Kristin M. Kingrey of the West Virginia Air National Guard says a threat her career would be jeopardized if she didn’t look “more feminine” came true when she lost out on two jobs.

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For nearly 14 years, Tech. Sgt. Kristin M. Kingrey has served her country as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Now Kingrey, a 37-year-old lesbian, is suing the Army and Air Force, claiming a senior male leader said she should grow her hair, wear makeup, “and ultimately appear more feminine,” or prepare to face the negative professional consequences.

Kingrey told The Daily Beast that after the remarks were made a job she had successfully applied for was suddenly withdrawn, and the Guard also refused to hire her for a position she was qualified for, “despite her…

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Madeira: São Vicente und die alten Küstenstrassen … Madeira: São Vicente and the old coastal roads

Stella, oh, Stella

Wir haben uns nicht in dem Ort selbst umgesehen, der etwas höher liegt, können es aber nur empfehlen! Wir wollten an die Küste. Wenn man von der kleinen Kapelle aus nach links geht, kommt man zu einigen Häusen und kleinen Restaurants. Wir suchten die Höhlen, die dort sein sollten, verpassten aber gerade eine Führung und wollten nicht stundenlang warten. Wir müssten vielleicht mal besser planen, aber wir lieben es, einfach nur zu fahren, zu gucken, anzuhalten und etwas näher zu gucken. Manchmal verpasst man dann etwas, und manchmal findet man etwas, was man gar nicht erwartet hat.

Erst einmal Frühstücken. Morgens war es noch etwas kühl, aber wir konnten doch draussen sitzen.
… First of all breakfast. It was a bit chilly in the mornings, but we were able to sit outside.

… We did not walk around in the town itself, which is a bit higher up, but we…

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