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  1. Jan 2018
    1. ten, acceptance of these new acquisitions depends on the status of the discoverer.

      Ethos example


    1. I am drawn to this definition because it does not situate rhetorical power within a specific medium of communication (e.g., print or speech); rather it highlights the relationship between rhetoric and knowledge production and meaning-making, not just as a mechanism for persuasion.

      What about going even farther back?

  2. Oct 2017
    1. proven

      Proven how? Where is the evidence for this assertion?

    2. historical and con-temporary examples,

      The problem with historical examples about gendered issues is that history is inherently patriarchal. The contributions of women, the diplomatic, invitational, civil engagements they would've made to any given historical example are not well recorded if at all.

    3. Burke, 1969

      https://books.google.com/books?id=m_BUlVZjxKEC&pg=PR9&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false What does this citation reference? The link is a copy of the book, and it's unclear what it's referencing specifically

    1. by the middle classlargely in the eighteenth century

      What evidence is there of that? Does that mean that no one asked or reported to anyone else what was going on in their area before the 18th century? Were town criers not part of any preceding culture?

    2. We recognize, as with religious rituals, that news changes little and yet isintrinsically satisfying; it performs few functions yet is habitually consumed

      Considering the state of news media under the current administration, how can anyone claim that the news "performs few functions"? The reason it's called news is because it's new everyday, so how can it "change little"? Does it really change so little as the religious rituals to which it is compared, which have been changed only when translated or updated every few centuries?

    3. not as a mundane fact but as divinely inspired for the purposesof spreading the Christian message farther and faster, eclipsing time and tran-scending space, saving the heathen, bringing closer and making more probablethe day of salvation.

      What is it about the demographic the author so offensively calls "heathen" that indicates they must be "saved", and why is it that the only method of doing so is the Christian god? In what way is this reference relevant or appropriate?

    4. Almighty himself had constructed the railroad for missionary purposes

      Immigrants and POC who were treated like second class citizens constructed the railroad, and they did so under rather ungodly conditions.

    5. godly understanding

      What kind of racist BS is that? The Native Americans had the "godly understanding" that kept European invaders alive until they could figure out how to plant food, they had the "godly understanding" to practice their own religion before white, war mongering Christians forcibly converted them. There was already a civilization where Europeans wanted to plant that terrestrial heaven-on-earth, how "heavenly" or informed by "godly understanding" were the atrocities committed in the pursuit of that particular piece of property?

    6. heathen community

      This highly offensive reference to Native Americans is unacceptable. That community had it's own "godly understanding" outside of Christian theology that was in no way less valid, and their communications infrastructure was as complex if not more so than that of European countries.

  3. Mar 2017
    1. "His denial of Russian hacking during the Presidential campaign flies in the face of the strong consensus of our intelligence agencies, and indicates a willingness to ignore the hard truth when it conflicts with his own interests or predilections," California Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said in an email.Trump has requested a focused briefing on North Korea, the official said.
    2. Tue Mar 28 2017 13:12:31 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    3. Tue Mar 28 2017 08:10:48 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    1. WALLACE:  I just want to ask you about your skepticism about the intelligence community.  You are getting the presidential daily brief --   TRUMP:  Yes. WALLACE:  -- only once a week.   TRUMP:  Well, I get it when I need it.   WALLACE:  But is there some skepticism?   TRUMP:  First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings.  If something should change from this point, immediately call me.  I’m available on one minute's notice.   I don't have to be told -- you know, I’m like a smart person.  I don't have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years.  It could be eight years -- but eight years.  I don't need that.   But I do say if something should change, let us know.  Now, in the meantime, my generals are great, are being briefed.  Mike Pence is being briefed, who is, by the way, one of my very good decisions.  He's terrific.  And they're being briefed.  And I’m being briefed also.   But if they're going to come in and tell me the exact same thing that they told me, you know, that doesn't change necessarily.  There might be times where it might change.  I mean, there will be some very fluid situations.  I'll be there not every day but more than that.   But I don't need to be told, Chris, the same thing every day, every morning, same words.  Sir, nothing has changed.  Let's go over it again.  I don't need that.  
    2. Tue Mar 28 2017 13:11:47 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    3. Tue Mar 28 2017 09:09:15 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    4. Tue Mar 28 2017 09:06:51 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    1. Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/12/pipeline-spills-176000-gallons-of-crude-into-creek-about-150-miles-from-dakota-access-protest-camp.html … #NoDAPL
    1. Thu Mar 23 2017 04:14:09 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    2. Thu Mar 23 2017 04:13:25 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    3. Read more from CNBC.
    4. It’s not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn’t detect the leak, Owen told the Asssociated Press.
    5. Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline, told CNBC.
    6. Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline, told CNBC.
    7. North Dakota officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline into the Ash Coulee Creek.
    8. State environmental scientist Bill Suess says a landowner discovered the spill on Dec. 5 near the city of Belfield, which is roughly 150 miles from the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps.