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ANOTHER INTRODUCING [Mar. 17th, 2017|12:26 am]

[mood |determined]
[music |DAY6 - Goodbye Winter]

Here I am again, starting a new one.. lols. been renewing my old ones and no progress; it seems like i cannot change my 'already-drowned-image' there (cries in spanish)

So here it is, a new beginning I guess? since keeping my old blogs are kinda hard and just making a new one is likely better. And I do really miss writing, though. My friends and famly kept asking when will I start to update my blog again... and the truth is I didn't really want to write and I'm confused what to write as well.. hahaha so there are my excuse tho for those who asked me <.< *kicked*

Okay, Livejournal. Maybe some of you don't ever hear it, since blogspot and wordpress are the most common ones. At first, I was in that state too. I came to LiveJournal exclusively (?) when I was still in junior high school. Yup, those old days; and its kind of embarassing to remember the memories I made in those years hahaha. Yet still, LiveJournal is still the best one for me to look for readings! I improved my english by regularly searching for articles or stories here, and amazingly; I found great authors which I could learn and gain new vocabularies and grammars from them. And that was, briefly, how I learnt English in an impressive way if I could say.

Thinking about my way to learn English, are you aware of the word that I used on the title above?
What I want to point out is the word "Notion".

What does it define? or, That's my first time hearing that word..
--well because me too! I didn't even know if that word exist.. or is it just me.

Certainly, when I heard it for the first time I didn't know what that word refers to, or what is the definition of it. Then the mother of language came. Who is it? No other than my english dictionary *clapping like a seal* *okay that was really not funny

Before, I wanted to let you know that I gained that vocabulary from Sherlock. Who doesn't love Sherlock? (many, tho) The Sherlock series that I watched is the American version, which also known as Elementary. And the one who plays as Sherlock is Jonny Lee Miller, and Lucy Liu as Watson. Yup, Watson was a girl in the Elementary series...

In that series, they used many unique and extraordinary words. And it was kinda hard for me to understand the sentences thoroughly since they used extraordinary word for the essential part. So then, because I knew it could happen I already prepared a dictionary beside my laptop and voila --! I looked for the word that I wanted to know; which was notion.

Referring from my oxford dictionary; Notion means: idea, opinion.
Really simple innit?

But when I searched the same words in WordWeb application in my mobile, notion is not just a simple idea or opinion. Precisely, Notion is:

Okay, what I want to infer is; that is definitely not just a regular opinion, or idea. The definition that caught my mind was the first one.
The first definition stated that notion is A vague idea in which some confidence is placed.

Vague --what is vague? Vague is another word for uncertain; indefinite. You use that word when you are uncertain, you are not sure of something; use vague, since uncertain and indefinite are already too common hehe.

And after you know what does each word mean in the definition of notion, do you feel like the same way as I did?
At first, I was really captivated by English. They are sure rich, rich in words, rich in vocabularies. Even they have a word for a concrete situation --and that's really substantial as well!

From that definition, again and again, I was really moved by the significance of knowledge. Not just a common knowledge, but an accountable knowledge; where you can find and know the truth as well as the rationale; what was the process, what is the advantage.. a scientifically proven knowledge.

Exactly, it was the most delighted moment I ever discovered. No, it's just no good to have a belief, or to suppose someone's opinion without knowing what was the background or rationale until they have that summary --the one that you know or understand.
It is really important to look for the roots; you don't just see by the skin. Because you do careful examination about it; making you DO know thoroughly. Isn't it so?

Those sentences, become a boomerang for me too, to keep my mouth only say proper things (indeed). No, mine wouldn't be just a notion, but a comprehension; where I'm capable to grasp thing fully --so are yours! And this is why learning is very valuable..

Going back to the topic, the reason why I used 'notion' as my title header is; because I want to share my thoughts here. Imho, notion is the least likeable word for sharing an argument. If that so, I want to upgrade my level --or in other words to improve my English capability from the lowest level -until the highest one.

Maybe you can conclude my posts as the notion ones if I don't paraphrase or develope the article wholly,  that I missed some points and my arguments aren't deductive logic and so on. Probably because it is my first time after decades not to write anything in particular, I still cannot write it really well.

But I'm certain I will leave this state, and reach the higher one asap. Hohoho

(I was thinking for the closing sentence but it wouldn't just come out right, so let me skip this part and please understand this emoji -->     ~('0')~    <-- it was my closing. *laugh deadly*
Anyway, thank you for reading this lacking post)
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Vous avez dit "langage corporel" ?!! Vous êtes dans les secrets de la communication. [Jun. 10th, 2014|12:16 pm]

Jean Nasr
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??? [Feb. 10th, 2008|12:54 pm]

[Current Location |Home]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |AFI]

Hey, I am looking for a community where I can post articles and speeches that I write. Have I come to the right place?
-nick dock

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Recommended programs in Communication Technology [Oct. 22nd, 2007|12:05 am]

[mood |curiouscurious]

Hi all:

I'm starting to investigate PhD programs and finding some great resources, but it's always nice to hear the anecdotes and opinions of others.

What PhD programs would you consider a good bet for someone interested in communication technology? Specifically - Internet research, online communities and communication, media/fandom culture. If it helps, I'm a big fan of the work of Nancy Baym and Joseph Walther, looking at folks who generally ID as Communication scholars, but a lot of "Media Studies" and "Gender Studies" academics end up doing things that interest me as well. A PhD in Media Studies vs. a pure Communication program is not out of the question, either.

What programs come to mind, considering this? Any thoughts or suggestions for investigation would be appreciated.
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Communication books for sale! [Apr. 25th, 2007|12:28 am]
If this is not allowed,feel free to delete this!
Language and communication books for sale,very good condition!

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Easter Column, Part 2 [Apr. 8th, 2007|11:04 am]

The Easter season is a joyous celebration of hope and new life that unites Christians all around the globe, and has had a profound effect on the world we live in. Although our reflections on Jesus' death and Resurrection may be dismissed by some as simply being trite religious devotion, they point to events that are firmly rooted in human history.

Think for a moment about the objections raised by skeptics: "Churches are full of hypocrites." "Religion has caused wars and atrocities." "If that's what Christianity is all about, I want no part of it." But that is not what Christianity is all about. I certainly do not deny that some heinous things have been done in Christ's name, but that is totally irrelevant to the ultimate truth of Christianity, as none of these things can undo the historical reality of the Resurrection.

On numerous occasions, prominent scholars have researched this topic, and to the surprise of many, have strongly verified the historicity of the Gospel accounts. For example, Dr. Simon Greenleaf, who was the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard University, was considered one of the world's top authorities on legal evidences. After applying this expertise to the Resurrection, he concluded that it was, in fact, an historical fact. His research is available in a book called "The Testimony of the Evangelists." Furthermore, British lawyer Frank Morrison set out to write a book repudiating the Resurrection and instead found the evidence so overwhelming he became a believer himself! His findings can be read in his book, "Who Moved The Stone?" Similarly, journalist Lee Strobel began his quest as a skeptic attempting to discredit the Christian faith, but wound up having his own life-changing encounter with the risen Jesus. His story is told in the popular book "The Case For Christ."

One of the most striking evidences for the Resurrection is its immediate impact on the religious world of the day. With the founding of the church in 32 AD, we see a sudden change in the day of worship. This is significant because all of the early Christians were Jews coming from a strict background of observing the seventh day Sabbath. Once they became Christians, however, they made their day of worship Sunday, the first day of the week, to commemorate Christ's Resurrection on that day. It would have taken a very significant event to altar such a deeply seated tradition.
In addition, we see new ordinances (baptism and communion) practiced from the very beginning of church history as reminders of His death and Resurrection. The First Century Church has also left numerous other monuments, such as hymns, art and church readings done in honor of the Resurrected Christ.

This brings us to the strongest evidence of all: The fact that the risen Jesus was seen alive by over 500 eye witnesses! Jesus' post-Resurrection appearances are verified not only by the Bible, but by secular history as well. Josephus writes: "...he appeared to them alive on the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him." If these appearances were a delusion, how could this many people testify to the exact same thing? This is especially significant when we consider that many of them were tortured and killed for bearing witness to it. Would people endure this for something they knew to be false? We also see the dramatic conversions of two previous skeptics: James, brother of Jesus and a brilliant scholar named Saul of Tarsus, who we now know as the mighty apostle Paul.
Furthermore, Paul also states that most of these 500 witnesses were still alive at the time (1 Corinthians 15:6). In other words, the reader could easily ask them about the things they had seen.

The Resurrection narratives strike at the very core of who we are as human beings. We gaze into a loved one's coffin knowing full well that one day we are destined to be there ourselves. Until the fear of death is dealt with, we will never truly learn to live. May the hope and beauty of the Easter message be a reality in your life this season, and always.

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Easter Column, Part 1 [Apr. 8th, 2007|10:51 am]

Published in The Daily Beacon, Monday, March 26, 2007

In two weeks, we will reach the culmination of the Lenten/Easter season. As we take this time to reflect on the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, I would like to present a two-part series about what makes the Easter holiday so important. Regardless of your own religious beliefs, I hope that these articles will at least give you a deeper appreciation of these events, which have literally split history in half.

Historians estimate the date of Jesus' crucifixion as being around Friday, April 7th, A.D. 30. The religious leaders of the day, jealous of His influence and popularity, had turned Him over to the Roman government to be tried for false charges of sedition. Although the occupying Roman Empire gave the Jews a great deal of freedom in conducting their legal affairs, Roman approval was required for an execution. In order to avoid a riot, and thus preserve his standing with the Emperor, Governor Pontius Pilate reluctantly consented to the crowd's demands to have Jesus crucified.

The first step in this horrible process was a brutal beating with a leather whip, which was called scourging. While Jewish civil law limited the beating to forty lashes, the Romans recognized no such law, and thus were at liberty to beat the person as viciously as they pleased. The beating itself was often fatal. Geikie's "Life of Christ" tells us that:

“Victims condemned to the cross first underwent the hideous torture of the scourge...(Jesus) was beaten at the pleasure of the soldiers, with knots of rope, or plaited leather thongs, armed at the ends with acorn shaped drops of lead, or small sharp pointed bones...Under the fury of the countless stripes, the victims sometimes sank-amidst screams, convulsive leaps, and distortions-into a senseless heap; sometimes died on the spot; sometimes were taken away… to find deliverance in death.”

After the scourging, it was off to the hill known as "The Skull," ("Golgotha" in Aramaic, "Calverius" in Latin). This was the designated place where local executions took place, some by stoning, others by crucifixion. According to Unger's Bible Dictionary, crucifixion was used by a number of ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians and the Persians. It was used by the Romans from the very beginning of their history, until it was eventually abolished by Emperor Constantine. In any scenario, it was reserved for slaves and for the worst kind of criminals.

Large, rusty spikes were driven into the wrists and feet. The cross was then erected, with the person's body suspended about four feet above the ground. What followed was a long, excruciating death so horrible that mere words cannot begin to do it justice. Medical Doctor Gerald H. Bradley gives us a look:

“This was the most agonizing death man could face...He had to support Himself in order to breathe...the flaming pain caused by the spikes hitting the median nerve in the wrists explodes up His arms, into His brain and down His spine. The spike burning through the nerves between the metatarsal bones of the feet jerks His body erect, then the leg muscles convulse and drive His body downward...beating Him against the cross. Air is sucked in, but cannot be exhaled until the buildup carbon dioxide in the lungs and blood stream stimulates breathing to relieve the cramps. Exhaustion, shock, dehydration and paralysis destroy the victim. The heart is barely able to pump the thick blood as each of His billions of cells die one at a time. Prior to His death in all His agony, Jesus is in full control of His mind. He asks the heavenly Father to "Forgive them; for they know not what they do."

If the story ended here, we would have a beautiful account of a man dying as a martyr for His cause, but nothing more. What makes Jesus' death stand out is what occurred three days later: The verifiable, historical reality of His Resurrection! Next week, we will look at a few of the evidences for this remarkable event.

Stay tuned!

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Last Week's Column: Capital Punishment shows value of life [Mar. 24th, 2007|06:47 pm]

Published in The Daily Beacon, Monday, March 19, 2007

In recent weeks, the death penalty has been a frequent topic of discussion here on the Beacon editorial page, with practically all of the arguments being in opposition. I can certainly respect the convictions behind that viewpoint, as I struggled over the issue for many years myself. Nonetheless, I have come to believe that a mandatory death sentence for certain crimes is not only ethical, it is absolutely necessary for a stable and just society. While my own personal views may very well be in the minority, I feel that I must offer the other side of this debate.

For the most part, the previous columns have focused on two facets: the ethics of a punitive death penalty and the deterrent value it offers. These are certainly important concerns that I will also address. However, I would also like to introduce a third premise: the need to make a statement about how our society values life. If we hold human life in proper regard, then the only sufficient penalty for taking it is for the murderer to give his or her own life. As Ed Koch, the liberal former mayor of New York, points out: “... it can be easily demonstrated that the death penalty strengthens the value of human life. If the penalty for rape were lowered, clearly it would signal a lessened regard for the victims’ suffering... When we lower the penalty for murder, it signals a lessened regard for the value of the victim’s life.”

While the right to life is foundational, it can be forfeited. This concept is found in both the Judeo-Christian scriptures (Genesis 9:6; Ezekiel 13:19; Acts 25:11; Romans 13:1-4, etc.), as well as in the U.S. Constitution. According to the Fifth Amendment, no person shall be “… deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.” In other words, if, through this due process, a person is found guilty of a capital crime, the State has a right to impose capital punishment.

Some may object to my use of the Bible in this manner: “But what about ‘Thou shalt not kill?’” A better translation of this verse is “Thou shalt not murder.” While all murder is killing, not all killing is necessarily murder. By definition, the word “murder” means to willfully take the life of an innocent person. This commandment could not have been a prohibition of capital punishment, since in the very next chapter, God specifically commands the death penalty for a number of different offenses.

In the debate over capital punishment, the word “compassion” is often used, and rightfully so. However, when properly carried out, the swift execution of violent criminals is one of the most compassionate things a just government can do. It permanently removes the offender from society.

It also sends a powerful message to would-be criminals. Although some have argued otherwise, the facts remain unchanged: The deterrent value of a consistently enforced death penalty is a powerful restraining agent against crime. In fact, according to a 1985 study by Stephen K. Layson in the Southern Economics Journal, each execution performed in the U.S. deters approximately eighteen murders. For example, in a 1961 California case known as “People v. Love,” the convicts specifically admitted that their decision not to kill hostages was motivated by fear of the death penalty.

It is a horrible thing to have to take a human life. In a perfect world, capital punishment would not be necessary. It is an unfortunate fact of life that, as long as crime and violence exist on this planet, there will be a need for a properly exercised death penalty to punish the guilty and protect the innocent. Failure to do so is an insult to every person who has ever been the victim of a violent crime. In the words of former Mayor Koch:

“The death of anyone - even a convicted killer - diminishes us all. But we are diminished even more by a justice system that fails to function. It is an illusion to let ourselves believe that doing away with capital punishment removes the murderer’s deed from our conscience... When we protect guilty lives, we give up innocent lives in exchange.”

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This is a long shot, but... [Mar. 14th, 2007|11:25 pm]

Would anyone know the French translation for the Activation Model of Information Exposure, introduced, among others, by Donohew?

Or does anyone know of any databanks that would give translations for specific terms and expressions in communication theory?!

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