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  1. I see no evidence for your contention.Can you cite statistical evidence in support of this notion? On the face of it you appear to be falling prey to the 'the past was so much better' syndrome.


    Statistics do not exist for this, this is just my view that the news is needlessly gruesome and negative. Random cases such as the Montgomery, Elizabeth Smart, and Petersen cases are being picked up on for no real reason. I live in Detroit, and many good things happen there, but the news states otherwise.

  2. Can we do anything to stop it? Or are we just coming apart at our moral seems? Watching the downfall of others shouldnt be entertainment. Shouldnt we be the ones controlling what is good and what isnt, what is acceptable and what isnt, or are our ideals just changing to fit the media standards? Shouldnt we be able to put our collective foot down and end the media madness? It must be within our control isnt it?


    People have been watching the news for years, they aren't going to stop just because the material is changing. Also, the news has seemed to become almost a source of enterntainment in some sick way. The steriotypical vision of a typical news channel is immensely boring, and maybe with the trends of the new generation, the news is merely trying to adapt? It isn't just because of the money involved, but because of the change in the general viewer of the main news channels such as CNN and *shiver*FOX*unshiver*. Still, it does not provide a reasonable explanation towards the broadcast of such material as the Montgomery case.


    For those who do not know what the Montgomery case is, some lady killed a pregnant woman and cut out the fetus. The baby is somehow alive. If I were the kid, it would be pretty messed up to know how I was born.

  3. The news has become more negative and gruesome in the past few years, to the point where it seems the press has given up on everything positive. Look at the Lisa Montgomery situation, a story that no news station would have touched with a 50 foot pole a decade ago, but today the whole ordeal is explained in grotestue detial. Why does everyone(including me) all of a sudden show a sadistic side and listen to these terrible stories. Why the change?

  4. This is an extra credit problem for my calc class, and I doubt anyone in my class will get it. Please help, as I am also clueless.


    Ellipse E is centered at the origin, and has a horizontal minor axis of length 4. If you rotate the portion of E which falls only in the first and second quadrants about the x-axis, the resulting rotational solid has volume 800pi/27 . Find the length of E's major axis without using a calculator.

  5. Chaos theory doesn't explain weather patterns. Models of weather patterns are chaotic systems. Transpiration, convection, and so on explain weather patterns. Just as the fact that too much traffic in too small a road system explains congestion. Mathematics has been used to model congestion, and has been used to create ways to control flows and so on, but it isn't causal. You may wish to learn about queue theory, markov chains and so on to understand the techniques involved.



    What he said.

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