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08/13/2019

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Ana Jovanovic

1. Miller establishes rapport with her readers because she is a protein marketer and manages domestic and export sales for IMB Cattle company. She also builds rapport by trying to use pathos. Miller says "... We need to thank the veterinarian who amassed six-figure student loans to answer your call at 2 am because you can’t get one pulled. We need to thank the immigrant who feeds his family by spending 6 days a week surrounded by death..." She tries to appeal to our emotions and gain empathy for others.

2.Miller needs to understand that remember that the people she's talking about are probably related to the people she's talking to.

3. Miller says, "We need to thank the sales rep whose paycheck depends on the yield of brisket from week to week. We need to thank every single person who touches our product once it leaves our farms. We need to thank them for the work they do that makes our livelihood possible." Miller's so what is that if we think one person we need to thank everyone else who helps the economic system, and she thinks farmers aren't allowed to be entitled to thanks, or else everyone else should be too.

4. I have complaints and criticism for new wave feminists because they have now become an institution instead of a philosophy. Institutions are mostly interested in sustaining themselves and then engaging the world last. A lot of them believe that women are being constantly oppressed, all men are toxically masculine, inherently violent, and there are no biological or scientific differences between men and women. They believe everything is cultural imagination, and if you disagree, you're an oppressor too. Women should become the people they wish others to see, instead of forcing their thoughts and perceptions. I agree that women are harassed and marginalized, and they have been for years. Yet, I believe in the original feminist philosophy that all people, regardless of gender, should have the same rights and respect.

Harley Amburn

#1 Miller points out that she is with a chain of business with other people and if it wasn't for those people that she wouldn't be successful with her job. She also adds to thank the customers for putting faith and trust into her chain of business products. She is trying to point out that they are not the only important part of the chain. "What is abjectly worse is that by our own admissions we feel that we farmers and ranchers are the most important members of the value chain—we criticize packers for their margins. We pay the vet bill, eventually. We mock consumers for their ignorance and again for the demands they make upon us. And then we turn around and have the audacity to ask everyone to thank us?" (Miller's statement.)

#2 Instead of just talking about beef and the chain of beef workers, Miller could have added in about farmers who grows cotton and vegetables because that is not a easy job and if it wasn't for them and their chain of business the customers/people wont be having any vegetables or clothes. Miller just talked about beef throughout the whole essay and she did point out some good reasons to thank their chain of business but if she really did want to get a good message out to a bigger newspaper and more people instead of just a meat magazine she could have added about the other farmers and their chain and the struggles that they go to.

#3 She wants people to not only think farmers but to thank everyone in the chain of business and for people such as salesman business owners to thank their customers. She wants people to understand that it is a chain that they go though and its not a easy process. "But the reality is as well without the pen rider, the vet, the packer, the line worker, the truck driver, the salesman, the marketer, the grocer---we would cease to exist as well. Cattlemen are a link in the chain, and some of us can argue that we are the endangered species in the ecosystem." (Miller's statement.")

#4 In this generation that I live in there are a lot of problems. People has lost respect, value to things and people, they have become lazy and technology and social media has become a huge problem. Most people doesn't want to work now or go to college/school because of technology they rather stay at home on social media or play video games or if they are working or in class they get caught on their phone. Most people doesn't value their loved ones they rather cheat and think that they wont get caught. Most people now and days doesn't even value themselves by the way they act, dress and put their selves out there. people usually calls people lame and boring now because they don't drink or party. kids are cussing now, people rather fight than to talk things out, there are more shooting, more bullying, more violence. This generation also has a lot of depressed people because they get judged for who they really are and not accepted.

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