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2 years ago
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Documentaries often bring to the table a rhetorical situation so that people can look at life in different points of view. After watching "Poverty Inc." I find myself questioning the world's intentions when it comes to charity to third world countries. This movie brought up the point that our charity is ruining their chances of getting out of poverty. The people interviewed explained how the charities do not listen to what it is that these countries need, which is to find a way to develop an economy that is self sufficient. The hardest part about watching this movie was the fact that it didn't answer the question "what do we do to help these people then?". Although the movie itself did not give a specific answer, within our AP English class discussion we came to the conclusion that they don't need people to give them things for free and put all the small local businesses out of business, but what we CAN do is invest in their small businesses and help them succeed by buying off of them so that they can make money and help the economy form. The problem with these organization from the United States is that they put this label on the people from third world countries that they're "poor" and in "poverty", but if we don't stop saying that things are never going to get better for them, and just like they said in the video, "Nobody wants to spend their entire life begging in poverty, this needs to stop." The word charity comes from a word that means an act of love, and these organizations turn these "charities" into businesses which is why they are completely useless. People need to get back to giving to charity as an act of love and get involved by talking to the people they're giving their money to.

2 years ago
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2 years ago
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Above is an article that talks about how 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the United States. I choose this article to go off of the movie and another point that the movie made which is expressed in this article. It's a shame that we are giving millions of dollars to these third world countries when there's our own citizens in poverty right in front of our faces yet we don't donate to them. The article above is very factual and statistical, but by appealing to logos the writer is able to raise awareness for these children that are really the ones that need help. Just like third world countries, these people just need to get off of their feet. They need an opportunity to make money and become self sufficient on their own, and yes donating money to them may be one way to help them out, but offering them a job is an even better way to help these people survive. The United States is lucky enough to have the strong economy it does to support these people once they do get a job. This article may seem to not relate to any of the topics we are supposed to, but if you think about it relates directly to human population growth, because this article talks about CHILDREN that are left by themselves to live in poverty, which kind of goes to show that there are more children than there are parents to care and provide for them.

2 years ago
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2 years ago
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Basically what the article above is saying is that people waste so much when they could be saving trillions of dollars. They claim that "Worldwide, governments, companies and families could be saving trillions of dollars by improving efficiency with cars that go farther on less fuel and improved appliances, light bulbs and factories, experts say." The world, I have to say, is trying to change and adjust so that we don't throw away this beautiful world. You'll notice "Go Green" in every local mall, and recycling bins everywhere, even in the classrooms at Marist. These little things that help spread awareness are what are really saving the world. The article continues to explain that "realizing those energy savings would be a huge boon to the climate, ease illness-causing air pollution, reduce many nations’ reliance on fuel imports and increase competitiveness by lowering costs, the advocates say. It creates jobs in fields like upgrading buildings, and is generally cheaper than the alternative of constructing new power plants and buying more energy, they argue." After reading this article I feel motivated to pursue the idea of saving the environment so that it can be a great world for generations to come.

2 years ago
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P.S. all points necessary are mentioned, just forgot to divide them into paragraphs, sorry!

2 years ago
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50/50!!!