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Robust Verbs-Dohertyk9

    “There is a huge problem in Vancouver with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts. The problem is that there is a … Continue reading

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Questioning Consent Say Jane and John have intercourse. They discuss nothing before or after regarding whether or not they give consent. Is there consent? Now assume they’ve had consensual sex before. Now is there consent? And if Jane and John are … Continue reading

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Safer Saws-Dohertyk9

3. Power Tool Product Reviewers 3A. “However, the manufacturing costs, coupled with licensing fees, make this an almost ridiculous prospect.” 3B. The author of this article, Clint DeBoer, claims that it is ridiculous to expect a company to employ … Continue reading

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Causal Claims-Dohertyk9

Single cause with a multitude of effects (X causes Y and Z): Laws have changed to state that anyone can give or retract consent, and that it must be constantly expressed in order for consensual sex to occur. Effects- it should … Continue reading

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Visual Rhetoric-Dohertyk9

0:01: The scene instantly transforms from a black screen to an aerial view (possibly taken by a drone?) of what could be considered the ideal countryside; to a view of very lush green fields, trees, a broad river cutting through, and a hazy gray … Continue reading

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Definition Argument-Dohertyk9

The dictionary at defines consent as “permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence”, “agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.”, and “accord; concord; harmony”. What the dictionary fails to state is the definition of consent as it relates to … Continue reading

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PTSD Claims-Dohertyk9

A09 1. “At home after school, she makes Katie a pancake snack and then, while Katie shows me the website for a summer camp that teaches military spy skills, Brannan gets back to work.” Pancake snack- This reminds the reader/listener … Continue reading

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