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How money is used, raised, and wasted in Washingto
n As many Federal departments and agencies lurch into an era of running without funds, the leaders of both parties of Congress are spending less and less time searching for a compromise to balance the budget, and more and more time deciding how to use it to their advantage on the campaign trail. Meanwhile money is easily borrowed to pay for government overhead. In an attempt to change this, on June 29, Congress voted in favor of HConRes67 that called for a 7 year plan to balance the Federal Budg...

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Economy of the United States, United States federal budget, Government, Presidency of Barack Obama, United States, Medicare
A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud p
arents or parent and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may be dressed in a blue jumpsuit with a football or a baseball glove on it...

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Gender, Biology, Identity, Gender role, Sociology of gender, Femininity, Gender identity, Androgyny, Masculinity, Girl, Boy, Socialization
The conception that lesbians and gay men may be pa
rents is frequently perceived in today’s society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians are human too and who is to say that they don’t deserve equal rights in society. Society has to realize that the modern family has developed into many...

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Gender, Human sexuality, Sexual orientation, Same-sex sexuality, LGBT, Family law, LGBT parenting, Gay, Homosexuality, Lesbian, Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures, Gender roles in non-heterosexual communities
A battle has been in progress for years over wheth
er equal rights and equal protection against discrimination should be extended to homosexuals. Recently this has expanded into the area of marriage. The topic of homosexual marriages is a prevalent issue today. Even in the nation\'s capital, representatives are finding ways to make this alliance unlawful. This topic has been debated bringing up many valid points, but the fact of the matter is that homosexual marriages are wrong and we, as a country, should not condone such acts. Marriage is the...

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Gender, Human sexuality, Sexual orientation, Interpersonal relationships, LGBT, Same-sex sexuality, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Gay, Same-sex relationship, Mixed-orientation marriage, Homosexuality and Roman Catholicism
Don't Talk to Cops
Don\'t Talk to Cops By Robert W. Zeuner, Member of the New York State Bar " GOOD MORNING! My name is investigator Holmes. Do you mind answering a few simple questions?" If you open your door one day and are greeted with those words, STOP AND THINK! Whether it is the local police or the FBI at your door, you have certain legal rights of which you ought to be aware before you proceed any further. In the first place, when law enforcement authorities come to see you, there are no "simple questions"....

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Law enforcement, Government, Prevention, Arrest, Criminal law, Question, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police
The drinking age in the United States is a contrad
iction. At the age of eighteen, one can drive a car, vote in an election, get married, serve in the military and buy tobacco products. In the United States you are legally an adult at eighteen. An eighteen-year-old, however, can not purchase alcoholic beverages. The minimum drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one in the United States. Unbelievably, the United States citizens trust their sixteen-year-old children to drive three thousand pound vehicles. We require our working young to pay t...

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Drinking culture, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol law, Health, Neurochemistry, Binge drinking, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age, National Minimum Drinking Age Act, Minor, Disease theory of alcoholism
Imagine you're standing atop a high bridge, you ta
Imagine you\'re standing atop a high bridge, you take a deep breath, say one last silent goodbye to your friends and family, and you leap to your death. By doing this, you\'re making a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You may be solving your own personal problem, but imagine the pain, suffering, and anguish that your friends, family, and peers go through. The people around you are wondering what was going through your mind and why you did it. Maybe you even told some of your friends th...

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Suicide, Psychology, Narcissism, Death, Bullying, Youth suicide, Self-esteem, Perfectionism, Suicidal person, Teenage suicide in the United States, Suicide in Iran
December 17, 1992 The past decades their has been
a dramatic increase of women participating in the labour force from countries all over the world including Canada. In 1950, one Canadian worker in five was a woman. By 1980 this percentage had doubled, and women are expected to make up more than 44 percent of the labour force by the end of this century. The increase in female participation started occurring during the 1970\'s. This increase also caused the largest baby boom that the Canadian female labour force had ever witnessed. In North Amer...

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Economy, Sexism, Gender, Gender studies, Employment compensation, Gender equality, Social inequality, Women in the workforce, Equal pay for equal work, Unemployment, Woman, Gender pay gap in the United States
The idea of women in combat is not unusual anymore
. They should be able to hold combat positions beacause although physical strength matters, the military still needs the intelligence that women can bring. Also, banning women from the combat hurts their military careers. Although women account for only ten percent of the enlisted personnel (Time, 8/21/95/ Pg. 31), they are still a major part in the armed forces. Their performance recently has generated support from Congress and the public for enhancing the role of females in the military. Durin...

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Aerial refueling, Women in combat, Military, Gender studies
More and more women are rising to the leadership c
hallenge, even in some of the most male-dominated industries. The increase in the number of women attending university, in the workplace or starting their own business has demonstrated to men who own businesses that women can be both managers and mothers, thus showing their male counterpart that women can in fact "do it all". In this paper the history of women in the workforce will be outlined, as well as the challenges they face. The changing attitudes towards women taking over family businesse...

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Gender studies, Academia, Social status, Business, Leadership, Gender role, Women in the workforce, The Leadership Challenge
To me, having the right of freedom of speech means
that I can voice my opinion wherever and whenever I feel the urge to without the fear of being prosecuted. The United States would be in an extremely weak state if citizens did not have the right to freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech in our Bill of Rights, people could not necessarily stand up for what they believed in. I think that if a person has a valid point or even an unvalid point that they want to voice nothing should stand in their path. It would be nearly impossible for certa...

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Freedom of expression, Human rights, Censorship, Freedom of speech, Intellectual freedom, Academic freedom
Welfare is a government program that provides mone
y, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people who live below the poverty line, an income level is establ...

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Federal assistance in the United States, Welfare in the United States, Economy of the United States, United States, Economy, Social programs in the United States, Medicaid, Welfare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income, General Assistance, Criticisms of welfare
Pornography -- Sex or Subordination?
In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motivational factors behind his murdero...

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Human sexuality, Behavior, Anti-pornography feminism, Sex industry, Pornography, Sexuality, Opposition to pornography, Child pornography, Hardcore pornography, Sex and the law, Pornographic film, Feminist views of pornography
There are many perceptions as to how people view s
lavery. When people talk about slavery, the first thing that comes to their mind will be African American Slaves in the United States. They will also think of how they were brought to the United States against their own will and unequally exploited. However, according to Stephen F. Austin, during the eighteen-twenty’s and thirty’s Mexicans also had slaves. He compares American Slaves and Cruz Arocha as a Mexican Slave. Although there are many differences between Cruz Arocha and the American slav...

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African slave trade, Cultural history of the United States, Slavery in the United States, Slavery, African diaspora, History of North America, Economic history of the United States, White supremacy in the United States, Jewish views on slavery, Treatment of slaves in the United States
Vegetarianism is a good idea for anyone, whether y
oung or old, healthy or sick. Reasons supporting vegetarianism are inarguable since becoming a vegetarian is scientifically proven to improve one’s lifestyle in several different ways. First and most importantly to many, vegetarianism improves one’s health tremendously. Secondly, it can improve or display one’s spirituality and beliefs. Another reason for changing to a vegetarian lifestyle that most people don’t know is for the ecology and our surroundings. All of the above reasons and many more...

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Ethics, Diets, Intentional living, Human behavior, Vegetarianism and religion, Vegetarianism, Behavior, Sustainable food system, Meat, Veganism, Jewish vegetarianism
In today's world there are many moral issues that
In today\'s world there are many moral issues that take place in society as well as in the business world. On Friday, February 4, 2000, the Washington Post printed an article titled "Underage Smoking Fine Sought for Big Tobacco." Currently and in the past, the tobacco industry has fought many moral issues with the Federal Government and the general public. This particular article written by Charles Babington has two problems, which are, the federal government\'s threat to increase taxes and fine...

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Smoking, Human behavior, Health, Habits, Electronic cigarettes, Youth smoking, Tobacco control, Tobacco, Cigarette, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco smoking
Tobacco Ads Target Youth
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 promotion play a vital part in making these facts a reality (Roberts). The kings of these media ploys are Marlboro and Ca...

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Smoking, Human behavior, Philip Morris, Tobacco, Habits, Tobacco advertising, Joe Camel, Camel, Electronic cigarette, Health effects of tobacco, Marlboro Man, Cigarette
This essay was written to show the advantages and
disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it\'s implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was created to ensure the rights and the needs of a young person. Alan W. Leshied says "On on...

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Crime, Law, Criminal justice, Criminology, Juvenile court, Juvenile Delinquents Act, Young offender, Juvenile delinquency, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Youth justice in England and Wales
U.S. Government (History) The United States Govern
ment A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted by his mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him William Jefferson Clinton. At age 22 William received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetow...

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Politics of the United States, United States, Conservatism in the United States, Government, Political parties in the United States, Lewinsky scandal, IranContra affair, Ronald Reagan, Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, Antonin Scalia, United States Congress, Kansas Republican Party
Euthanasia is the practice of ending a life to rel
ease an individual from suffering an incurable disease or intolerable pain. Having to lay in bed twenty-four hours a day is no way to live a life. People that suffer from a serious illness should have the right to die by euthanasia. In 1991, a national telephone survey was conducted which posed the question, "If you were terminally ill, what would you want for yourself?" Fifty-two percent of one thousand four in the US said that they’d consider assisted suicide or euthanasia. Among the reasons c...

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Euthanasia, Medical ethics, Medicine, Death, Suicide, Assisted suicide, Right to die, Terminal illness, Suffering, Voluntary euthanasia, Legality of euthanasia
Are boys and girls treated differently by the teac
her in classroom situations? This is a question that has frustrated many psychologists and educators. In many cases, I think gender does play a significant role in the education process. Teachers may unconsciously give more attention to the boys in a classroom. Peggy Orenstein proved this in her essay, "Learning Silence: Scenes from the Class Struggle," in which she did field research in junior high schools interviewing and observing the interaction of teachers to their students. I think the rea...

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Gender, Human sexuality, Biology, Sex segregation, Single-sex education, Girl, Mixed-sex education, Sexism, Sociology of gender, Adolescent sexuality, Social construction of gender
All over the world, disparities between the rich a
nd poor, even in the wealthiest of nations is rising sharply. Fewer people are becoming increasingly "successful" and wealthy while a disproportionately larger population is also becoming even poorer. There are many issues involved when looking at poverty. It is not simply enough (or correct) to say that the poor are poor due to their own (or their government’s) bad governance and management. In fact, you could quite easily conclude that the poor are poor because the rich are rich and have the p...

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Economy, Welfare economics, Social inequality, Aid, Humanitarian aid, Poverty, Concentrated poverty, Working poor, Economic inequality, Child poverty, The Working Poor: Invisible in America, Poverty in the United Kingdom
Subject: Political Science Title: The Apathy of Ge
neration X For the past 25 years it has been wondered why the young people of America have shared the same apathetic attitude towards politics as the older generation of Americans. Indeed, the issues concerning young voters are just as important as those concerning older voters. Why the newest voters choose to abstain their right has long been studied. While it has been proven that the vote of young people can make or a break an election, most candidates are reluctant to relate themselves to you...

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Politics of the United States, United States, Elections, Politics, Bob Dole, Voting, Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, Low information voter
What is the American Dream? Is the American Dream
still achievable? What is an opportunity and how can we plan for it? The questions remain. Everyone’s dream is to own their own business and to be their own manager. Proper steps and timing must be used in order to reach this so called "American dream". However, it is the steps that deter people from achieving their dream. Opportunity is only available for people that desire to achieve. We live in a market economy. A "market" is a place where goods are bought and sold. This also means that the...

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Economy, Economic inequality in the United States, Income tax, United States federal budget, Tax, Inflation, Taxation in the United Kingdom, Political debates about the United States federal budget
Although the people of the United States are still
concerned with the threat of international terrorists attacking our land and citizens, there has been an alarming increase in domestic terrorism that has raised the nation’s concern about this problem. This increase in terrorist activity has not been imported from other countries but has had it’s start within our nations boundaries. This increased violence seems to be aimed at influencing governmental policy and public opinion. "The recent increase in domestic violence is said to be associated...

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Organized crime, Terrorism, Violence, Crime, Violent crime, War on Terror, Fear, Definitions of terrorism, Domestic terrorism, State terrorism, Behavior, Islamic terrorism
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Teenage violence in schools has become a tremendous concern to many people. School violence over the past number of years has been increasing and family life, the things that occur in schools and the neighborhoods that the teenagers (that commit the crimes or violent acts) live in are some of the major factors. These are not necessarily the only causes to teenage violence. Family Lifestyle and the behavior of members within the family have been shown to have a direct affect on a teenager’s beha...

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Behavior, Abuse, Crime, Human behavior, Violence, School bullying, School violence, Bullying, Positive discipline, Cyberbullying
Teenagers in the United States are experimenting w
ith sexual activities more and more today than ever before. According to Charles Krauthammer, "Sex oozes from every pore of the culture and there\'s not a kid in the world who can avoid it." (Meier, 1994, p. 7). Teenagers are surrounded by some sort of sexual connotations all the time. Whether it is television, radio, school, or even the Internet, teenagers are hearing the affects of sex on our society. The price that teenagers pay for being sexually active greatly outweighs any advantages. The...

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Midwifery, Sexual reproduction, Human sexuality, Demography, RTT, Fertility, Sexual acts, Teenage pregnancy, Reproductive health, Prevalence of teenage pregnancy, Premarital sex, Sexual intercourse
How to prevent teen pregnancy has been a question
for many years now. Statistics have been running wild trying to keep up with the teenage generation. Many people have their opinions on the subject (teen pregnancy), because teens seem to be getting pregnant all so fast these days. People fail to realize that having a baby is supposed to be a sort of privilege. Many people take having a baby as a joke. Getting pregnant and having a child involves many pros/cons. For example having a child can be harder on some people than it is on others. When...

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Human sexuality, Sexual reproduction, Midwifery, Personal life, Fertility, Sexual acts, Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and society, Teenage pregnancy, Sex education, Birth control, Sexual intercourse
Do It Publicly
With talk shows ruling day-time television, people are left with little choice but to watch this humiliating form of entertainment. Turn the television on in the afternoon and you will find a large variety of talk shows to choose from. "Maybe we have become a nation addicted to hearing our neighbors\' seamy personal problems"(You 40). Personally, I feel it is both the lack of choice and the attraction to other peoples problems. Many of the topics on talk shows are degrading to our society. If p...

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Television, Murder of Scott Amedure, The Jenny Jones Show, Jenny Jones, Radio formats, Maury, Talk show, The Jerry Springer Show, Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tabloid talk show
I'm about to take up a position which is going to
I\'m about to take up a position which is going to be deamed by some, if not all, as a terrible stand to take. As a matter of fact, if anyone were to agree with me on ths subject, I\'d be surprsed. For you see, rather than arguing from the postion of suicide being an unjustified and inane way to die, I shall argue the other point. That being suicide does have its merits. Before you people start screaming, hear my case out. Most people argue that nothing justifies the taking of someone\'s life. Y...

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Suicide, Death, Autonomy
Everyday 3,000 children start smoking, most them b
etween 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 started smoking as teenagers. These statistics clearly show that young people are the prime target in the tobacco wars. Smokers say they need to smoke because it makes them feel good and more relaxed. It helps to concentrate more and feel at ease. Or, they may just need to smoke because it\'s so addicting. Despite these statements, the advantages and d...

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Smoking, Human behavior, Health, Health effects of tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Passive smoking, Tobacco packaging warning messages, Tar, Tobacco, Electronic cigarette, Cigarette, Cannabis smoking
According to an article in Public Health News titl
ed "Number of ‘Smoke-Free\' Restaurants Soars", and published March 9, 1999, cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals and exposure to environmental smoke or secondhand smoke is responsible for 1,000 non-smoker deaths in Washington state each year. Listed below are some ideas that will help eliminate the problem of cigarette smoke ruining many meals in restaurants. In the past few years some public places have established their facilities as non-smoking out of respect of the customers health...

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Health, Human behavior, Tobacco control, Smoking, Public health, Habits, Health law, Smoking ban, Passive smoking, Cigarette, Tobacco smoking, Tradable smoking pollution permits
Over the years, many people have believed that the
issue of sexual harassment should not be discussed in public. Sexual harassment was to be discussed behind closed doors. In spite of this, the social and political systems have changed instantaneously. This social problem has affected men and women throughout time, however, it seems that the women of our society more closely look at this issue. This social topic has encouraged women to establish organizations in order to help them discuss the issues more openly and to demand equality including...

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Workplace bullying, Labour law, Human behavior, Feminism, Behavior, Sexual harassment, Harassment, Sex crimes, Hostile work environment, Harassment in the United Kingdom, Quid pro quo, Workplace
The impact of sexual abuse reaches all levels of a
childs emotions. These emotions and the effects are listed below: Confusion: This is usually the initial reaction of the child. They will usually question, "What is going on?" and " Is this right or wrong?". For a young child these types of questions can be an emense burden on their physcological development. Once the abuse begins the victim experience a tremnedous conflict with their emotions. They feel pleasant due to the attention they are recieving from the parent, as well as the sensual pl...

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Abuse, Childhood, Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Human behavior, Crimes, Domestic violence
Women and Sexism
Women and Sexism "We [women] are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men." Elizabeth Stanton (prominent woman suffragist) - (excerpted from One Woman, One Vote by Wheeler, pg. 58) "Frailty, thy name is woman." William Shakespeare - (excerpted from Hamlet, Act I, scene 2) This quote made by Stanton in 1890 shows many of the feministic beliefs held by the women of today. And the quote made by Shakespeare holds many of the same thoughts shared by men. The battle of the sexes is prevalent everywhere...

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Sexism, Discrimination, Gender equality, Prejudices, Injustice, Chauvinism, Everyday Sexism Project, Ambivalent sexism
Why American Troops are being Sent Overseas
Why American Troops are being Sent Overseas American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make peace in a country that is at Civil war. A civil war is a war fought within a nation between that nations people. By sending peace troops to East Timor the United States is now becoming involv...

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History of East Timor, Geography of Asia, Asia, New Order, Indonesian occupation of East Timor, East Timor, Maritime Southeast Asia, Republics, Peace, East Timorese crisis, Indonesian invasion of East Timor
Where Would I Be Without Freedom?
Where Would I Be Without Freedom? I walk upon the earth and marvel at the ability to let the grass cushion my wandering feet. What if my feet could not wander? What if I were a slave to this rich soil, then where would I be? Society may not be controlled, and it may wander aimlessly perhaps, but it wanders on its own course. I walk with society and against it, and I have the freedom to do this. I would not be able to write such an essay if I didn’t have my freedom. It is this freedom that allow...

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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
What Determines Manhood?
What Determines Manhood? A man is not defined by his muscles, his facial hair, what he wears, what he drives, or by how much money he makes. The common assumption a lot of guys have is that being male automatically makes them men. Don\'t get me wrong a person must be male to be a man, but it is not the sole qualification for becoming a good man. A real man is one who takes care of life\'s responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include obligations to family, friends, career, and community....

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Water Pollution
Water Pollution Water pollution needs to be stopped. Pollution of lakes rivers, streams, and oceans has been killing land and water animals for years. Polluting water is a horrible act and will be stopped. Water pollution kills all kinds of animals every year. Just the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill near anchorage Alaska caused over 3,000 otters to die 36,000 different kinds of seabirds were killed and over 100 eagles. Oil spills are one of-if not the worst types of pollution. They happen most often in...

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Water, Natural environment, Biology, Aquatic ecology, Environmental toxicology, Pollution, Water pollution, Clean Water Act, Municipal solid waste, Sea, Pollution in Canada, Marine pollution
Unethical Works, Unethical People
Unethical Works, Unethical People In the world of media today, an ethics code is one of the most important things to follow. Unfortunately, Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith did not feel the same way. Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith, both former workers for The Boston Globe, plagiarized and falsified information in order to bring forth newsworthy stories. Throughout this paper I will discuss the unethical acts of both Barnicle and Smith, the problems they caused for themselves, and the problems...

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Mike Barnicle, The Boston Globe, Brain Droppings, Boston Herald, Shakespeare's Globe, Architecture, Mass media, Theatre
Understanding Abusive Parents
Understanding Abusive Parents STUDY OF FAMILY INTERACTION LEAD TO NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ABUSIVE PARENTS Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children. This could ultimately allow social service professionals to identify parents in child abuse. Over the last...

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Family, Human development, Parenting, Human behavior, Childhood, Child abuse, Crimes, Abuse, Parent, Child neglect
Three Strikes You're Out Law
Three Strikes You\'re Out Law Three Strikes You\'re Out Law We have all heard of the newest anti-crime law, the "Three strikes and you’re out" law. It wasn’t easy getting this law from the bill stage in Sacramento to the law stage, because it is not a criminal friendly law. Meaning that this law’s purpose is to bring pain, suffering, and intimidation to criminals. Our state government was basically ran by the Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, now mayor of San Francisco. Brown had the power to choos...

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California law, Law, California, Criminal law, Sentencing, Three-strikes law, Crime, Felony, California Proposition 36, 10-20-Life
This Life Time has 42048000 Minutes
This Life Time has 42048000 Minutes Listen up soldiers, we have a crisis on our hands. A silent army has been built up over hundreds of years and is the most deadly enemy we have ever had to face. This enemy you people have known since the day you were brought into this world. You are face to face with this enemy every day, unknowing that every step you take, every move you make, and every decision you face is contributing somehow to this army’s strength. In case you haven’t noticed yet, ladies...

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The Young Offenders Act - The Truth?
The Young Offenders Act - The Truth? This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it\'s implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was cr...

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Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Misconduct, Criminal law, Juvenile delinquency, Young offender, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Youth justice in England and Wales
The Problem with American School Systems
The Problem with American School Systems All over America there seems to be painfully obvious differences in the school systems which cater to the upper class majority and the ones that serve the lower and middle class minority. There is a strong undercurrent of racial inequality in today\'s school systems, which negatively effect the quality of education that its students receive. A schools potential to give a proper education often depends on the perspective economic, and social, or should I...

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Education, Public education in the United States, School segregation in the United States, Magnet school, Education in the United States, Private school, Black school, Tracking, The Shame of the Nation, Desegregation busing
The Power of Personal Image
The Power of Personal Image A young woman stands in front of the mirror and is disgusted by the reflection that only she can see. Thunder thighs, flabby arms, and a pot belly obstruct her view of the beautiful, smart, and loving woman who stares back at her. This is exactly the type of person the advertisement agencies and the media prey upon, someone who is self-conscious and ashamed of her body, someone who is willing to go to any length or pay any price to have the "perfect" body. In her ess...

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Body shape, Self, Human appearance, Human body, Body image, Psychoanalysis, Sexualization, Aesthetics, Supermodel, Culture, Cosmopolitan, Physical attractiveness
The Offense Principle
The Offense Principle The Offense Principle claims that individual liberty is justifiably limited to prevent offensive behavior. I believe that the Offense Principle provides the correct liberty limit n principles that the state should invoke. The state should prevent behavior that causes shame, embarrassment and discomfort from pornographic material and cts. There are three conditions that are typically understood to be part of the Offense Principle. The first condition states that behavior mu...

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Human sexuality, Law, Behavior, Pornography, Sexuality, Pornography law, Freedom of speech, Sex laws, Legality of child pornography, Feminist views of pornography
The Minimum Wage and Why we Should Leave It
The Minimum Wage and Why we Should Leave It When was the last time a "value" meal from McDonald, let alone any other fast food chain, did not cost five dollars or more? When was the last time premium gas was under a dollar a gallon? It\'s hard to remember, isn\'t it? Wouldn\'t it be great if everything cost a nickel, like back in the good ol\' days? According to the laws of economics, it\'s not logical for things to have gotten more expensive competition should drive prices down. Then why have...

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Economy, Income distribution, Labour law, Minimum wage, Socialism, Inflation, Minimum wage in the United States, Living wage
The Internet as a means of entertainment
The Internet as a means of entertainment If somebody had told me five years ago that I would spend all of my free time in front of my computer screen I would have called him crazy. For me outdoor life has always been much more interesting than staying at home. It took me just one night to realize how important the Internet is for me. That night I spent seven whole hours on-line, just entertaining myself. I now believe that the Internet is quite an effective means of entertainment because I can...

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Virtual reality, Technology, Digital media, Cultural globalization, Internet, New media, Telegraphy, Video game, Mass media
The Facts of Life [about homosexuality]
The Facts of Life [about homosexuality] Why you might say, well its up in arms what people think the real cause is, some say nature and others say nurture! What is it ? Well Its all on how you look at it. Nature is the way god made you and nurture is the way of there upbringing. From readings most say its from the nature, quote from the gay male interviewed he said" from the time that I could remember I have always found my same sex more attractive" so its hard to judge because he also said " a...

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