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Is there any other way haha
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Here's what Mr. Frank Ocean had to say when he was threatened with a possible lawsuit in 2011 for sampling The Eagles' "Hotel California" for his track, "American Wedding" featured on his mixtape, "Nostalgia, ultra:" Why sue the new guy? I didn't make a dime off that song. I released it for free. If anything I'm paying homage." What's your take on Ocean's argument? Have a listen to both tracks & tell us what you're thinking.

#artofsampling
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Hey so I thought this post might get more traction here
 
So I am contemplating rooting my new galaxy s4...any what do you think? Good idea? Also any links or suggestions on the best way to do it without bricking my new phone... 
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If you want to keep it simple, just root and install a custom kernel. I wouldn't mess with the CPU clocks or anything, in my experience battery life and performance is about the same with all CPU cores capped at 1.2GHz than it is at 1.9 (I have the Qualcomm S4).
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WRITERS: The Sky really is Falling

No, this one doesn't have to do with Amazon. It has to do with declining literacy rates. From the article: "Officials told CBS 2′s Kramer that nearly 80 percent of those who graduate from city high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work."

One of those remedial skills that they are having to learn: reading.

Let me be up front, this article is referring exclusively to New york City. It doesn't say anything about a national or international epidemic of illiteracy, but it still raises the question: How should writers respond?

These ideas may sound humorous, but I'm not trying to be funny. I propose these in an effort to encourage people to make their work accessible to the highest number of people. After all, your story may be the very one that captivates some young persons mind and motivates them to take a greater interest in and ultimately master reading.

• Use smaller words.
• Writer shorter stories.
• Avoid compound sentences.

Okay, those are my three suggestions. Do you have any thoughts on how to make your writing more accessible to individuals who have a low amount of literacy? Tell me in the comments below.
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80%, that seems ridiculously high.
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Lol
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you missed a great event if you weren't there...make sure to stop by next year, and definitely check out the next FOKUS event
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"If you don't know now you know.... "

#FOKUS
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Woke up and saw some good news for an arts organization I co-founded! +FOKUS was honored by +MTV as a Brooklyn Organization that deserves a #Moonman  for the work we do with #art . I'll keep my speech short! 

#mtvvideomusicawards   #mtvvma2013   #organzations   #brooklyn   #respect  
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So I am contemplating rooting my new galaxy s4...any what do you think? Good idea? Also any links or suggestions on the best way to do it without bricking my new phone... 
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So I am contemplating rooting my new galaxy s4...any what do you think? Good idea? Also any links or suggestions on the best way to do it without bricking my new phone... 
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My only suggestion is posting this in the nexus community.
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# FOKUS
 
Today we are featuring an amazing work of art for our eighth installment of "Art as Social Movement throughout History." The "To This Day Project" by Shane Koyczan, a spoken word artist, seeks to bring attention to bullying in schools. 

"My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point." - Shane 

#ArtSocialMovement #ArtChangingMinds #SpokenWordPoetry #AntiBullying #ShaneKoyczan
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at first i was like where's number two ...thought for a second...ahhh haaaa!!
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Environmental Justice" was an image created by Ricardo Levins Morales for the Northland Poster Collective. "For thirty years, Northland Poster Collective was an activist art organization and business devoted to using art in support of organizing, education and movement building."

Although the Northland Poster Collective has closed its doors, Morales continues the fight on his own website dedicated to social justice art (http://www.rlmarts.com/). 

#artchangingminds   #artsocialmovement   #art   #artandactivism   #environmentalissues   #environmentaljustice   #ricardolevinsmorales  
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