Comment on Socials DOL #3- Canadian Confederation by Liam Northcott

Dear Mr. Fisher,

I’m afraid your letter has reached the wrong address; I’m not personally acquainted with a Sir Manners-Sutton. However, as a fellow supporter of Confederation, I wholeheartedly agree with your well-written argument.

I used to be against the idea of Confederation in the past, much like many of your colony’s citizens. In moving to Canada, my outlook quickly changed. I now see that the colonies hold the seeds to a new and wonderful culture – one in which “every man is the son of his own works”. These priceless seeds are under attack by the unfortunately misguided Fenian rebels, and must be protected at all costs.

I also agree that since Britain’s wishes lie with confederation, the queen would most likely be more than pleased to support the railway costs as promised. As you have shown, the railway will be vastly beneficial to the country once united.

Finally, the last part of your letter connected with me personally. While I have found it best to use logic to my advantage in formal discussion, I’ve always been an idealist at heart. By seeing the things that could be, I discovered within myself the drive to move Confederation forward, as I’m sure you did as well.

It has been a pleasure writing back to you, and I wish you the best of fortune in convincing Sir Manners-Sutton of the importance of Canadian Confederation. I have a feeling that we shall be meeting each other in person soon, and I greatly look forward to that day.

Sincerely,

Thomas D’Arcy McGee

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Comment on Independant Inquiry by Liam Northcott

Hey, Megan!

Gonna get right to the point here and say that my first star is the video. It was a great addition to the post.

My second star is the description of why the musket range and French missing their volley was such a big issue.

The connection to my DOL would probably be the hostility between the English and French, as the Hudson Bay Company’s control over Rupert’s Land was the driving force behind several naval battles between the two rival nations.

Well, that’s it!

-Liam

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Comment on If one of your senses is impaired, do the others improve? My Ted Talk. by Liam Northcott

Fantastic talk! Wow!

I was really interested to learn that other senses “grow” into the spaces taken by unused senses. I didn’t know the brain could do that!
I know that dogs have amazing smell, but their vision isn’t particularly good. Is this at all related?
Also, are other parts of the brain able to adapt in the same way (using space from unused areas)?

Amazing talk!
-Liam

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Comment on Ted Talk 2017 by Liam Northcott

Good talk, Billie!

I was very surprised and interested to learn that native cultures had identified different gender identities. I also thought it was cool that you had a quote from someone you knew who was actually transgender, because it made the argument so much more genuine.
Now, before I get on to my questions… I do have a slight bit of criticism. In my opinion, I feel like a few slides could have helped mix things up a bit.
I have a few questions: About what percentage of people in the world have been identified as transgender? How do gender identity and physical traits influence the placement on the spectrum?

Thanks,
Liam

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Comment on Science TED Talk by Liam Northcott

Great talk!

I loved the script, which was very interesting and entertaining. However, the delivery of said script could be improved.
First, you could increase the volume. I could also tell that without a doubt, you were trying to read the script. But I think the topic and research was very intriguing. I have 3 questions:
1. What could the ability to survive in such harsh conditions allow us to do?
2. Are there any other features we could utilize besides “Tree-hellose”?
3. How do you spell that, anyway?

Please reply!
-Liam

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