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THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND
"We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won\'t be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that\'s the price we have to pay." - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never ending battle. It is predicte...

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Forest conservation, Environmental killings, Biodiversity, Forest ecology, Rainforest, Ecosystems, Chico Mendes, Deforestation, Amazon rainforest, The Burning Season, Old-growth forest, Forest
Architecture
One career that I have been interested in for a long time is architecture. Architects are involved in the negotiation, design, and the supervision of construction of a clients request. This may be from something as simple as a house add-on, to something as grande as a shopping mall. Architecture has interested me for many years. I have always enjoyed the great detail and thorough drawings that are involved. The past two years I have taken the COPS and the CAPS tests, and both of the results sta...

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Modernist architects, Organic architecture, Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Women in architecture, African-American architects
The American Dream
The American dream. It consists of a family, house, cars, and other luxury items. How did it become the American dream? Why do we feel so compelled to pursue it? The reason is because we, the American public, have been convinced through advertising to acquire it. It is a very powerful way of persuasion. Advertising affects us so powerfully that it sometimes sets our views of society for us. We constantly absorb images of families, houses, and cars through commercials and magazine ads. It persua...

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Marketing, Advertising, Communication design, Product design, Television advertisement, Persuasion, Advertising to children, Targeted advertising
Affirmative Action
"Treating people differently because of the color of their skin used to be called discrimination, but today it’s called affirmative action" (Amselle 177). Affirmative action today, is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemma facing our equal status of individual rights. As we all know, affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal. So far, it has lasted for thirty years and had not solved any of our current problems concern...

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Social inequality, Discrimination, Affirmative action, Education policy, Reverse discrimination, Policy debate, Minority group, Affirmative action in the United States, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Alcoholism
CUNNING, BAFFLING, POWERFUL, PATIENT AND DEADLY Alcoholism: Today\'s substance abuse, whether alcohol or drugs, continues to be a major social problem. Common patterns occur in all forms of substance abuse. While some types of substance abuse problems are slightly different in terms of causes and cures, experts agree that there are some do\'s and don\'ts which relate to kicking the abuse habit. If you or a loved one have a substance abuse problem, this article can give you sound advice on under...

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Alcohol abuse, Psychiatric diagnosis, Substance dependence, Drinking culture, Substance abuse, Alcoholism, Disease theory of alcoholism, Substance use disorder, Addiction, Moderation Management, The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited
Tobacco Advertising
Tobacco Advertising and its dangerous effects on young people. Tobacco Advertising Makes Young People Their Chief Target Everyday 3,000 children start smoking, most them between the ages of 10 and 18. These kids account for 90 percent of all new smokers. In fact, 90 percent of all adult smokers said that they first lit up as teenagers (Roberts). These statistics clearly show that young people are the prime target in the tobacco wars. The cigarette manufacturers may deny it, but advertising and...

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Smoking, Human behavior, Tobacco, Philip Morris, Cigarettes, Tobacco advertising, Joe Camel, Camel, Electronic cigarette, Health effects of tobacco, Marlboro Man, Youth smoking
Title of Paper : Tobacco and Western Culture
Grade Received on Report : 89 Essay 1: Tobacco and Western Culture The use of tobacco dates back to the 17th century. The primary reason for its beginning was purely economic at first. It later became apparent to researchers over the decades that tobacco was more than just a commodity to be traded for economic gain. It was actually a drug, nicotine, which developed into physical dependency and had adverse side effects as people began to live longer. Further research at the social level, reveale...

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Smoking, Habits, Entheogens, Native American religion, Tobacco, Cigarette, Electronic cigarette, Tobacco smoking, Health effects of tobacco
Teenage Depression
Teenage depression is a growing problem in today\'s society and is often a major contributing factor for a multitude of adolescent problems. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are alarming. Even more startling are the individual stories behind these statistics because the young people involved come from all communities, all economic levels, all home situations-anyone\'s family. The common link is often depression. For the i...

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Depression, Abnormal psychology, Psychiatric diagnosis, Depression in childhood and adolescence, Major depressive disorder, Adolescence, Mental disorder, Eating disorder, Teenage suicide in the United States, Evolutionary approaches to depression
Survival
Finding one’s place in society is a major dilemma many people face every day. Once people find their place in society they understand who they are, what is expected by them and what their roles are. Once a person has found their place in society they understand their life and which direction it is going. The main characters are portrayed as two different individuals with very different lives who have only one thing in common- their inability to find their proper place in society. Brian Moore, a...

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Book of Genesis, Lech-Lecha, Vayeira, Abraham, Biblical people in Islam, Hagar, The Luck of Ginger Coffey, The Stone Angel
Suicide
Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries. Attempts at suicide, and suicidal thoughts or feelings are usually a sign indicating that a person is not coping, often as a result of some event or series of events that they personally find prostrating traumatic or distressing. Most people who attempt suicide are confused about whether or not they want to die. They usually are desperate to find a way to remove or stop emotional pain. A suicide attempt is often a cry for help t...

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Suicide prevention, Suicide, Borderline personality disorder, Suicidal ideation, Abnormal psychology, Psychiatric diagnosis, Teenage suicide in the United States, Grief, Major depressive disorder, Suicidology
The True Story of a Black Youth's
The True Story of a Black Youth\'s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Mark Mathabane I. Main Characters A. Johannes (Mark) Mathabane-Kaffir Boy revolves around Johannes for the simple reason that he is the author of this book. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa was especially hard for Johannes. Johannes is very smart and graduated at the top of his class during his 13 years of schooling in apartheid South Africa. Johannes has had a lot of courage and perseverance throughout his life....

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Mark Mathabane, Tsonga people, Kaffir Boy, Kaffir, Arthur Ashe
The Breakdown of Society
: Over the years, people have brought forward hundreds of proposals for the breakdown of society. One of the more popular, or perhaps notorious, depending on your point of view, has placed the blame on the rising predominance of single parent households in society. I personally have trouble believing that one problem can be held responsible for all of societys ills. However, I can definitely see how some people could feel so strongly about this. Coming from a two-parent family, I cannot speak f...

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Parenting, Divorce, Marriage, Family law, Childhood, Single parent, Child support, Child custody, Father, Noncustodial parent, Parent, Family structure in the United States
Jeffrey Dahmer- Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer- "Serial Killer" When we look back at some "crimes of the century" some that should definately come to mind are the gruesome murders the late Jeffrey Dahmer performed. This mysterious serial killer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, probably accounted for one of the most famous cases in history. He seemed to kill for reasons no better then just lust and gratification. The serial killer knocked off 17 people over 13 years, all starting when he was just 18! He would lure his vic...

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Gay men, Human trophy collecting, Jeffrey Dahmer, Necrophiles, English-language films, Dahmer, Serial killer, Jeff, Routine activity theory
The Roswell Coverup
You feel the blazing desert sun of Corona, New Mexico beating down on your already weary body. All of a sudden it starts to rain. The cool water refreshes you. Out of the corner of your eye you see a saucer shaped flying disc in the distance. You have heard of hundreds of these sightings all over the country. You gaze in awe because you have now beheld the breathtaking beauty that these discs possess. The saucer you realize is coming directly toward you at a tremendous speed. It flies over miss...

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Roswell UFO incident, Roswell, New Mexico, Brazel, Roswell, Unidentified flying object, Walker Air Force Base, Cowboys, Jesse Wayne Brazel, Walter Haut
QUALITY INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
A quality interpersonal relationship is a relationship which is built on understanding of self and others. A quality interpersonal relationship goes beyound just being casually aquainted with others to sharing with and gaining an understanding of one another. What I mean by sharing with is that you get a feeling for each other. I can empathize with you and see things through your eyes. When a quality interpersonal relationship is present there\'s certain amount of synergy that takes place betwe...

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Interpersonal relationships, Interpersonal communication, Communication theory, Social psychology, Intimate relationship, Friendship, Draft:Interpersonal resilience
Romanticism and Realism
At the end of the Baroque Period in the eighteenth and nineteenth century art was divided into two distinct categories, Romanticism and Realism. Romanticism, the passion-filled works illustrating stimulating accounts of specific events with symbolic gestures emerging from the scene, separated itself from the more politically correct stance taken by Realists. A fine example of Romanticism is Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa. The brutal scene, set afloat on the wild seas, is emphasized by the chiar...

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Art history, Nude art, The Raft of the Medusa, Grande Odalisque, Romanticism, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gustave Courbet, Realism, Honor Daumier, Art, Literary realism
Punk Profile
As a kid around the age of 15, I was lost and confused. I knew that I didn\'t have it all together, and everywhere I looked people acted as if they did. My thoughts and ideas would change day to day as I talked to one person and then the next. I needed a concrete feeling. I tried going to church and finding a release through God, but I was unable to believe. I tried looking at all my friends, but they were all naive, so I turned to music. Music has become my religion, it clearly defines the que...

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Australian culture, Punk subculture, Subcultures, Punk rock
The Inefficiency of U.S. High Schools
U.S. high schools are not properly preparing kids for the college experience. The primary purpose of a high school in the United States is to get kids into college. The courses taught in U.S. high schools are way too lenient in their grading policies and offer students much leeway. High school courses are too lenient because high school teachers make them that way. One good example that proves just how much leeway secondary education offers students is that on average, professors at the high sc...

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Education, Human development, Youth, Adolescence, Secondary school, University-preparatory school, Curriculum, Secondary education in the United States, Cram school, Education in the United States
PROPOSITION 218
Introduction California voters have spoken again. On November 6, they passed (56%) Proposition 218, marking the continued fiscal conservatism of the state\'s electorate and their frustration with what has been characterized as the arrogance and inefficiency of government. (SF Chronicle Staff, SF Chronicle: 11/6/96). As Bob Therrien of Ventura stated in his letter to the LA Times "Prop 13 and Prop 218 are the direct result of taxpayer abuse by our elected officials. Its time for government to do...

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Property taxes, Politics of California, California Proposition 13, California Proposition 2, Proposition U, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Mello-Roos, California Proposition 218, California Proposition 19
AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON
America\'s prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime." It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and make him a hardened killer....

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Criminology, Penology, Criminal law, Justice, Prison, Criminal justice, Deterrence, Recidivism, Restorative justice, Prison abolition movement
April 28, 1997
"Legalization of Marijuana" Cannabis sativa or marijuana has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. The plant spreads like milkweed and will eventually run out any other plants nearby. In the wild, or grown with care marijuana can grow to be 3 - 20 feet high. The plant itself can be used for rope, material, medicine or for smoking. But, whatever way you choose to use this plant, it is illegal. It was made a law in the early 1900’s that it was illegal to smoke, eat, or get high from this plant. T...

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Drug control law, Herbalism, Medicinal plants, Cannabis in the United States, Cannabis, Legality of cannabis, Illegal drug trade, Prohibition of drugs, Medical cannabis, Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States, Medical cannabis in the United States
Pornography
Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin\'s suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin\'s views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material? The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit thei...

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Anti-pornography feminism, Pornography law, Pornography, Sexuality, Radical feminists, Antipornography Civil Rights Ordinance, Andrea Dworkin
Polygraphs
Introduction Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. “Early societies used torture. Statements made by a person on the rack were considered especially believable.” (Jussim, pg.65) There was also trial by ordeal, which was based on superstition. For instance, if there were two suspects for one crime, it was thought that the innocent would be stronger in combat and thus vanquish a guilty opponent. This e...

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Polygraphy, Polygraph, Pseudoscience, United States government secrecy, Lie detection, Lie Detector, National Security Agency, American Polygraph Association, Security clearance, Lie, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Zvonimir Roso
Title of Paper : Software Piracy : A Worldwide Pro
blem Grade Received on Report : 98 Software Piracy: A Worldwide Problem Software piracy is defined as the illegal copying of software for commercial or personal gain. Software companies have tried many methods to prevent piracy, with varying degrees of success. Several agencies like the Software Publishers Association and the Business Software Alliance have been formed to combat both worldwide and domestic piracy. Software piracy is an unresolved, worldwide problem, costing millions of dollars i...

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Warez, Software licenses, Copyright infringement of software, File sharing, Law, Computing, Copyright infringement, Copy protection, BSA, Software, Anti-piracy, Digital media
Power of People
There are times throughout the history of the United States when it\'s citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. One way they might revolt against the government is to disregard the law peacefully. There was such a case during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when there was unfair discrimination against the African American community. They used peaceful protests to eventually get legislation passed to stop the injustice brought against them. Another name for this is c...

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Medical ethics, Euthanasia, Nonviolence, Jack Kevorkian, Suicide methods, Kevorkian, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Civil disobedience, Suicide, Jury
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpo
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation 1 Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down(see Figure 1). It is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impact...

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Aftermath of war, Deforestation, Forest pathology, Environmental economics, Forest, Ecosystem services, Biodiversity, Environmental Issues in Africa, Deforestation in Brazil
Struggles of the Oppressed Woman
Throughout history, society has constantly oppressed woman, making it harder for her to achieve what it is that she so desires. In modern day society, a female has to work twice as hard as a male does to reach the same desired goal. Stemming from our ancestor’s beliefs and morals that women belong in the home, these two compositions, written by Amy Tan and Lynn Bloom, illustrate these beliefs concerning the roles of the women in society. In both cases, the women involved write of their struggle...

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Computer access control, Online banking, Transaction authentication number, Feminist theory, Chinatown, San Francisco, Postmodern theory
Computer, Internet, Privacy
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriat...

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Pornography law, Obscenity law, Internet censorship in the United States, Sexuality and society, Content-control software, Communications Decency Act, Obscenity, Censorship, Internet censorship, Freedom of speech in the United States, Miller v. California, Pornography
The Debate Over Multicultural Education in America
America has long been called "The Melting Pot" due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people. There are many variations...

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Critical pedagogy, Multiculturalism, Educational psychology, Education theory, Education policy, Multicultural education, Curriculum, Educational technology, Music education, Teacher, Culturally relevant teaching, Criticism of multiculturalism
MEDICAID
I. ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION History Medicaid is a Federal - State entitlement program that pays for medical services on behalf of certain groups of low income persons. (O\'Sullivan, 1990) Title XIX of the Social Security Act provides for the medical assistance commonly known as Medicaid. (O\'Sullivan, 1990) This means-tested entitlement program became part of federal law in 1965. Medicaid makes direct payments to medical providers for their services to eligible persons. It is the largest health pr...

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Healthcare reform in the United States, Child poverty, Federal assistance in the United States, Medicaid, Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 111th United States Congress, Supplemental needs trust, EPSDT
Legalizing Marijuana
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by othe...

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Herbalism, Medicinal plants, Antiemetics, Entheogens, Euphoriants, Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States, Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Legality of cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Drug liberalization, Lester Grinspoon
Life or Death Who has the Right to Make the Choice
This paper will introduce a case study that results in an ethical dilemma. The ethical dilemma will be clearly stated including obligations and conflicts. Using the Contemporary Utilitarianism theory I will analyze the ethical dilemma. Finally I will analyze the same case using an Egoistic approach as an alternative course of action. Case Study An apparent 19 year old male is brought to the emergency room by ambulance in respiratory failure related to end stage cystic fibrosis. The patient is a...

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Medical ethics, Nursing ethics, Euthanasia, Medical terminology, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Do not resuscitate, Patient advocacy, Medical sign, Patient, Medicine, Physician, Doctorpatient relationship
World Issues
There are many important world issues. Among these issues, we have studied the rapid growth of the world, which was the topic of critical importance. The extraordinary rapid increase of the world population constitutes a serious problem in which no citizen of the world can remain indifferent. The public has become increasingly aware of the dramatic rise in the rate of the world population growth during the three centuries of the modern era. There is a tendency on the part of many to see rapid r...

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Demography, Population, Human overpopulation, Demographic economics, Population growth, Economic growth, World population, Urbanization, Food security, Birth rate, Developing country, Unemployment
INDUSTRY STUDIES
QUESTION 1. (a) Student -centred learning could be described as student-independence learning. The student has to some degree the ability to choose the time and place of study, the methods and order of studies and can vary his pace of study as well as the length of his studies to suit his needs. Student-centred learning puts the students needs to a large extent first. Having a learner-centred approach gives students options in the pace of study, the method of delivery of courses (e.g satellite,...

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Educational psychology, Pedagogy, Educational practices, Educational technology, Philosophy of education, Learning environment, Teacher, Active learning, Blended learning
Indian Removal
INTRODUCTION On May 26, 1830, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed by the Twenty-First Congress of the United states of America. After four months of strong debate, Andrew Jackson signed the bill into law. Land greed was a big reason for the federal government\'s position on Indian removal. This desire for Indian lands was also abetted by the Indian hating mentallity that was peculiar to some American frontiersman. This period of forcible removal first started with the Cherokee Indians in...

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Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Choctaw, Andrew Jackson, Seminole tribe, Five Civilized Tribes, Trail of Tears, Cherokee, Indian removal, Indian Removal Act, Muscogee, Cherokee removal
Legalized Gambling
Through the years, gambling has become America\'s pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments...

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Genovese crime family, Murder, Inc., Behavioral addiction, Problem gambling, Psychiatric diagnosis, Gambling, Casino, Bugsy Siegel, Gambling in New Jersey, Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska
How Vulnerable Are You to Mass Hysteria?
We often think of ourselves as being too logical of level-headed to be turned around by some bizarre social reality. We never bought a hoola hoop. We know Elvis is truly dead. We all are vulnerable to some extent and we all have our Achilles’ heels. If you understand how these phenomena of heard psychology work, you’ll be better prepared to deal with them. And, as an options trader, you must be able to see reality for what it is in order to profitably trade reality. Let’s start with a few examp...

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Financial markets, Options, Stock market, Firstrade Securities, Futures contract, Broker, Short, Options strategies, Day trading, Contract for difference
The Homeless
Homelessness is a very large problem that America has come to face with. Millions of people, including children, families, babies, veterans, and the elderly live day by day without food, water, a roof over their head, or love. People that are mentally ill also have to tough it out on the streets, which can be very confusing to them, and dangerous to us. This problem must be solved soon, because it\'s not getting better fast enough. People have not always had to suffer with homelessness. Though...

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Homelessness, Humanitarian aid, Socioeconomics, Street performance, Street newspaper, Homelessness in the United States, Homeless shelter
GUN CONTROL OR NOT?
Imagine today, somebody or government came into your town and started taking possession of all your personal fire arms. Just so they could keep you under their control. What would you think or do about this? In the summer of 1768, the British army tried to disarm the new residents of Boston. This process went on until the end of 1775. This took place so that the King of England would not have his invincible army revolted against in the new land to the West. The bostonians of the new west were r...

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Firearms, Gun politics in the United States, Licenses, Self-defense, Handgun, Overview of gun laws by nation, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun control, Gun laws in North Carolina
Greenpeace History
The year 1996 is a year of celebration for greenpeace. They are celebrating their 25th year anniversary. Everything startde in 1969; Members were part of the ‘’Don’t make a wave’’ committee in vancouver. This committee was founded by Jim Bohlen. He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materials researcher. Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe; he was a Philadelphia lawyer. A jew who had joined the Quaker religion. Paul Cote, a canadian lawyer in his mid twenties...

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Greenpeace, Irving Stowe, David McTaggart, Jim Bohlen, Rainbow Warrior, Amchitka, Patrick Moore, Don't Make a Wave Committee
Computer Crimes
Computer crime started in the early 1970’s and has become more and more prevalent. Some computer crime are committed by outside individuals that hack into a computer system. These are the people that usually steal data and cause data loss by vandalism. The most common kind of computer crime is espionage committed by people who work for a company, but this is also the one that you rarely hear about. They usually enter false data that will end up making money for them. Hackers are the world’s new...

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Hacker, Identity theft, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, Cybercrime, Software, Computer security, Warez, Computer, Spoofed URL, Hacker ethic
Gay Marriages
For as long as the institution of marriage has been around, so too has the belief that it represents the union of one man and one woman. Now gay men and lesbians are challenging that institution. They believe that their relationships mean the same in their sphere as heterosexual marriages do in our sphere. Homosexuals would like to see their marriages legalized. In 1991 three gay couples filed a lawsuit, in Hawaii, for denying them marriage licenses. They claim that the refusal amounts to gende...

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Same-sex sexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Homosexuality, Same-sex relationship, Gay, Same-sex marriage, Same-sex marriage in the United States, Gender roles in non-heterosexual communities
GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a "number of people who went around together-a group." Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are...

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Crime, Criminology, Urban decay, Gangs in the United States, Gang, Gangs in the United Kingdom
Family Relationships
Family relationships is a big issue in the play King Lear. Like any family, King Lear and Gloucester believed they had perfect families. Both fathers had a false sense of love, and throughout the play, they became aware of the deceit and greed within both their families. Gloucester is told of Edgar\'s plot against him and Lear divides his kingdom so; "that future strife may be prevented now" between Gonerill and Regan (Act 1 Scene 1). There is a strong focus on the bonds that the daughters and...

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King Lear, British films, Films, English-language films, Operas, Edmund, Cordelia, Regan, Goneril, Lear, Subplot, Ran
Euthanasia
submitted by Ryan Ames Euthanasia, as defined in Microsoft Encarta 95\', is "the act of painlessly ending the life of a person for reasons of mercy." This paper will examine the history of euthanasia and the issues surrounding assisted suicide. There are as many reasons for supporting assisted suicide as there are reasons to not support it. However one looks at this topic, we will all be confronted with this in one way or another. Medical technology has allowed life to be sustained longer than...

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Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Disability rights, Health law, Voluntary euthanasia, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Advance healthcare directive, Legality of euthanasia, Religious views on euthanasia
Ethics in Management
What is the status of ethics in management? This is a very hard question to address in a two to three page paper because there is no definite answer. As with many society-wide concerns, ethics runs the entire spectrum of behaviors; from Wal-Mart being very customer oriented and a friend of charity to those fly-by- night repair scams that tend to prey on the elderly. When does a business cross the line from making a profit to stealing a profit? That is a hard line to gauge. Laws are designed to...

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Equipment, Business, Marketing, Fax, Business ethics, Junk fax, Walmart, Ethics
Edward Gein
All through history there have been stories of death and killing. There have been many murders in America. Some killers have had odd practices that they inflict on their victims; however, few have gone to the extent of Edward Gein. Because of his obsession with women and odd practices committed on the bodies of his victims, Edward Gein is considered to be the most bizarre murderer in America\'s history. Ed Gein was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on August 21, 1906 (Woods 8). His father later move...

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Human trophy collecting, Ed Gein, Necrophiles, In the Light of the Moon, Gein, Psycho
DRUG ABUSE
In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the userand all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million illegal drug u...

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Drug culture, Drug control law, Euphoriants, Psychiatric diagnosis, Substance abuse, Drug user, Prohibition of drugs, Heroin, Recreational drug use, Illegal drug trade, Cocaine, Drug Enforcement Administration
Democracy in America
"" Alexis De Tocquevilleís Democracy in America delves deep into how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. He sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else on the globe. The land was virginal and the colonies had almost complete...

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Community building, Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy, Tocqueville
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment: a.k.a. the death penalty. To kill or not to kill. This is an extremely controversial question in today’s society. The number of people who are for it still believe in the saying, “ an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” These are the people who feel if you intentionally take the life of someone else, then yours should be taken as well. But then there are the other number of people who feel the death penalty should be banned because of its cruel and unjust way of punishment...

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Penology, Capital punishment, Murder, Capital punishment debate in the United States, Religion and capital punishment