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The Argument of Influence in Homer's Iliad

In his article published in Rhetoric Review, G. Mitchell Reyes discusses the variety of techniques used to persuade characters in Homer’s Iliad.  Reyes, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, claims that his essay will “ultimately assist contemporary rhetoricians in clarifying the qualities of persuasion…” (22-23).  1,312 more words

Lying with Data Visualizations: Is it Misleading to Truncate the Y-Axis?

Making the rounds on Twitter today is a post by Ravi Parikh entitled “How to lie with data visualization.” It falls neatly into the “how to lie with statistics” genre because data visualization is nothing more than the visual representation of numerical information. 896 more words



Oxymoron (ox-y-mo’-ron): Placing two ordinarily opposing terms adjacent to one another. A compressed paradox.

Ukraine is the victim of a proxy invasion. Russia is joyously worried. 46 more words

Figures Of Speech

A Different Take On Misogyny In Hip-Hop

In my last post, I discussed Hip-Hop music, specifically Nas’s first album and how it played a role in inspiring me as an artist and shaping my identity. 2,332 more words



You can define yourself as conservative, libertarian (big or small “l”), neo-reactionary, republican (big or small “r”), or use another term that puts you somewhere on “the right”.   1,275 more words


Paladin Justice reblogged this on saboteur365 and commented:

Saboteurs, Alpha has precisely identified one of the weapons our enemies use against us. He has also shown how to turn it around and use it against them. This is war, even if only a cold war, and we are fighting behind enemy lines. Let's do the most damage we can by using all the weapons at our disposal, as suggested by Alpha. I'm adding a link to his website in my blogroll.

Timing Matters


I would apologize for the late post, but some things are outside of my control, in this case with Barb’s computer screen dead Barb needed my computer for the day, which meant I couldn’t do what I would normally do, which is write when I want to write. 437 more words

Daily Thought

I Pledge Allegiance to the Declastution of the Divided States of O'Murica!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 907 more words