Societal values are not supposed to age. Or deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Based on the daily news, I’m under the impression that societal values in everyday America aren’t as “valued” as they used to be. The current flurry of sex scandal headlines involving everyone from actor Kevin Spacey to Judge Roy Moore to Senator Al Franken are only a fractional bit of evidence that we are descending down the rabbit hole at a dizzyingly rapid pace.
Evidently, my life isn’t full enough. Worrying about paying the monthly rent and having enough popcorn on hand in case of an emergency should be enough to focus my waning mental abilities. But no, I also have to worry about the BIG questions of life. For some reason, I’ve recently started to worry about the concept of eternity. When I look on the Internet, the font of all knowledge, I find that eternity “is an endless or immeasurable time.” This definition is total hogwash.
Think of a person who played a pivotal role in your formative years — other than a member of your immediate family. One person that consistently comes to mind for me was a 1964 Principles of Democracy teacher/coach I had at Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio. Rather than pushing dates and names, Mr. Norris Van Noy taught the small print behind the headlines of history.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".