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56Kbps Modem On September 10, 1996, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems shocked the communications industry with its announcement of a revolutionary new dial up modem technology for communicating across the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) at rates up to 56 Kbps*. Since that time, Rockwell’s 56Kbps technology has been supported and adopted by most of the communications related companies in the world as the way to communicate at rates up to 56Kbps. Prior to this announcement, the modem communi
The First and Second Reconstructions The First and Second Reconstructions promised to help end racial injustices in America. The First Reconstruction, coming out of the chaos of the Civil War wished equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and use of public facilities. The Second Reconstruction came out of the booming economy of the 1950\'s. Its goals were integration, the end of Jim Crow laws and the bigger goal of making America a biracial democracy where, "the sons of former slaves and the so
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy\'s House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have su
Some Progress Is Better Then No Progress It is a relentless struggle to attempt to provide equality to all people regardless of race, gender, age, or disability. We are all different and therefore can by no means be treated equal, yet nevertheless we should all be given equal opportunities in life. This ideal of equality although reasonable, has historically risen great fear among those who believe in the superiority of one person over another person. Therefore the vision of equality is presentl
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990\'s Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of "women\'s roles" continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will
Thesis: Dystopia in Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World It\'s hard to imagine yet somehow so extremely close to us is the possibility of a world of ideal perfection where there is no room or acceptance of individuality. Yet, as we strive towards the growth of technology and improvement of our daily living we come closer to closing the gap between the freedom of emotions, self understanding, and of speech and the devastation of a dystopia. A utopia, or perfect world, gone awry is displayed in Aldous
The Mass Media and Politics The mass media possesses a great deal of influence in society and politics in the United States. Newspapers, radio, magazines and television are able to use their own judgment when reporting current events. The power of the mass media is an asset to the government in some instances and a stumbling block in others. Recent technology and regulations given to the mass media have improved the means by which the public can get information. The final say in what goes into a
THE MALAYSIAN JUDICIARY [Image]Status of the Court [Image]Constitution of and Appointment to the Court [Image]Administration of the Court [Image]Inauguration of the Court [Image]History ofthe Court [Image]Operation of the Court [Image]Hearing of Cases [Image] [Image]Status of the Court The Federal Court of Malaysia is the highest judicial authority and the final court of appeal in Malaysia. The country, although federally constituted, has a single-structured judicial system consisting of two par
We the People J- What constitutional issues were in dispute during the Civil War you ask? Well, there was slavery, the idea that secession was a constitutional right, and the vision of the union as a mere federation of states. M- Yes, slavery certainly was an issue in dispute, even prior to the war. The North wanted to abolish it while the South wanted to keep it. F- And slavery did eventually disappear in all Northern states and was also banned by law from the Northwest territory, but because o
The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jessica Holman Mr. Fox / Ms. Brown English / History First Semester Junior Report The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 The Women’s Rights Movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible and inspirational series of events to occur in United States history. One of the more credible aspects of these events happens to be the bold, intelligent pioneers that paved the way for many other women throughout the United States to follow. An important battle
An 18-Year-Olds Right Ever since the end of prohibition in 1933 the United States government has placed the issue of MLDA (minimum legal drinking age) sensitively in the hands of the states, letting each decide for itself what the minimum age should be. At that time all agreed that the minimum legal drinking age should be 21, where it remained for all states until 1970. Between 1970, and 1975 a number of states (29 to be exact) played around with the idea of lowering that age to 20, 19, and even
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) The agency now known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation originated from a force of Special Agents created in 1908 when Attorney General Charles Bonaparte appointed an unnamed force to be the investigative force of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Before that time the Department of Justice often had to borrow Agents from the U.S. Secret Service to investigate violations of federal criminal laws within its jur
Alcohol When parents send their children away to college, they expect them to receive a quality education that will prepare them for the real world. However, most parents do not realize that their hard-earned money is being used to purchase hard liquor. Recent studies show that 82.5% of all college students drink ( Binge drinking, consuming more than five alcoholic beverages in an row for men and four for women, is an all too common occurrence on college ca
SENILITY Senility is a disease commonly referred to as dementia. It affects 4 million Americans every year and is a major cause of disability in old age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Its prevalence increases with age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Dementia is characterized by a permanent memory deficit affecting recent memory in particular and of sufficient severity to interfere with the patient\'s ability to take part in professional and social activities (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Although the aging process is a
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
New City Police Department Frank Serpico, the New York police officer who testified in 1971 at Knapp Commission investigating corruption in the NYPD, resurrects his decades old criticism of NYPD by saying that " we need good role models, and they have to start at the top." Twenty six years after Knapp Commission, Serpico told a city council hearing on police misconduct that most of the problems in NYPD lay with the leadership of the NYPD. While most aspects of policing in New York has changed, t
Britain Britain has one of the most developed systems of collective bargaining in the world, especially amongst manual workers. Its sophistication is one of the main reasons why British workers traditionally pressed less for the statutory provision of basic rights in the work place than their Continental colleagues. Most trade unionists prefer to put a grievance ‘through procedure’ rather than go to an industrial tribunal. Dubin has described collective bargaining as ‘the great social invention
Argument Against Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite g
Legalization of Marijuana By: Sarah Regester Legalization of marijuana has been an issue for a long time. Marijuana was first brought up as an issue in 1915. It had since then became a much bigger issue in the 1960’s and is now being considered for medical purposes in the 1990’s. Some of the issue’s faced can be described as: Legalization for medical purposes and legalization for insufficient reasons (i.e.: smoking it just for own joys ). ( Brownell, 71 ). As a classroom exercise in an upward di
Death Penalty in the United States The death penalty is a controversial topic in the United States today and has been for a number of years. The death penalty is currently legal in 38 states and two federal jurisdictions (Winters 97). The death penalty statutes were overturned and then reinstated in the United States during the 1970\'s due to questions concerning its fairness (Flanders 50). The death penalty began to be reinstated slowly, but the rate of executions has increased during the 1990\
The Republic of Croatia Country Report Operations Management Ellen Elkins Friday, August 22, 1997 TABLE OF CONTENTS Country Overview 3 Future Prospects 3 Economic Overview 4 Foreign Investment 5 Currency/Capital Markets 7 Industry 7 The Insurance Regulatory Environment 7 Insurance Market 8 Market Composition 8 Competition 9 Profiles 10 Market Access 11 Distribution 12 Conclusion 12 Country Overview The Republic of Croatia, situated along the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, is an independe
When Society Kills By Megan Capital punishment is not "actual" punishment. It\'s a capital reaction to a type of criminal act. It serves no purpose. When a person is executed, the person learns no lesson. He or she cannot say, "Hey! I learned my lesson. I surely won\'t do that again," for he or she is dead. Although the word "punishment" is used in varying contexts, it is generally accepted that it is served out unpleasantly to an individual in hopes that that person learns from the punishment a
John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. "Ted". As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as his family called him, and Joe, hi
The American Bankruptcy Institute The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 6,500 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for t
The U.S. and the Middle East Peace Process “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times” -Charles Dickens The Middle East and their constant struggle for peace has been in the news for years. There has been a great deal of controversy over whether it will work and, if it will, when and how. As Secretary of State Warren Christopher said of the middle east peace process on January 18, 1996, “Today, for the first time in half a century, we stand on the threshold of ending the Arab-Israeli con
John F. Kennedy The Life and Death of President John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, asuburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary KathleenEunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. "Ted" .As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their owntalents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But thebrothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit.
Revolution William S. Gee 9/29/98 Government 20 It is very rare that the hypothetical world of philosophy and the regulated, orderly world of politics unite. However, a great attempt at uniting these two distant fields took place during the founding of the United States of America. Whether successful or not, this grand, idealistic experiment was the most ambitious of not only its time, but of history. The American founding fathers united the enlightenment philosophies of freedom, justice and equ
Book Report – Amusing Ourselves to Death Taking an enlightening look at the long-term effects of television and how its transforms out world, Postman’s book, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business alerts us to the dangers of television and offers suggestions to combat against the media. The book is divided into two parts, the first in which Postman discusses how television has transformed American society into a culture that has turned every aspect of life into
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work on the Internet? The Internet offers a much greater potential for interactive communication between information senders and receivers than the more traditional methods of communication such as newspaper, radio and television. Freedom of speech ascertained by the constitution is not an absolute right. Depending on the medium through which information is delivered various degrees of the freedom to express one\'s self is protected. Internet communication m
Net Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to person le
DESIGNING A NETWORK I. STATEMENT & BACKGROUND The college of Business (COB) server is now being used to support deliver to the Computer Information System (CIS) department. The CIS professors would be using the server for various operations. Assignments, e-mail, and other types of information would be easier for the students to access. Network users are able to share files, printers and other resources; send electronic messages and run programs on other computers. However, certain important issu
Posadas De Puerto Rico Associates vs. Tourism Company Sean Dawson Bus. Law 510 July 14,1998 Posadas De Puerto Rico Associates vs. Tourism Company U.S. Supreme Court 1986 Facts: Substantive: Gambling was legalized in Puerto Rico in 1948, but prohibited advertising of casinos within Puerto Rico. 1978 the appellant, Posadas de Puerto Rico, was fined twice by the agency enforcing the antiadervertisement law. Procedural: The appellant challenged the law, claiming that it violated the appellants 1st.
Civil War A Discussion on the Myth and Failure of Reconstruction Following the Civil War, and How This Failure Impacted and Changed America Then And Now Reconstruction . . . "Spell the word one way, with a small r , and it has a good American purposefulness; for it means a putting together, a rebuilding, a rehabilitation. Spell it another way, with a capital R , and it becomes for many a malediction; and for others an almost forgotten, unreached, and needful goal; and for still others a vaguely
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----
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 lo
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Internet Censorship The Communications Decency Act calls for two years of jail time for anyone caught using "indecent" language over the net; as if reading profanities online affects us more dramatically than reading them on paper. Our First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...." The Act takes away this right. The Internet Censorship Bill of 1995, als
Euthanasia Euthanasia, or "a good death", is an issue that has caused much controversy for the past thirty years. This topic has a legal and illegal side to it. Many people cannot unanimously choose one side or the other. The legal issue, or passive euthanasia, is considered as "allowing to die" (Gula, 5). It varifies the removal of life-support systems because there is not any moderate hope of restoration. The illegal issue, or active euthanasia, is considered as homicide (Gula, 5). Drawing a l
Government in India, Today India\'s present constitution went into effect on Jan. 26, 1950. At that time, the nation changed its status from a dominion to a federal republic, though it remained within the Commonwealth. A president, chosen by an Electoral College replaced the governor-general, appointed by the British Crown. The president is the official chief of state, but the office is largely ceremonial. In parliamentary government, the people in a country elect members of at least one house o
Legality Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug legislation is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, "Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use?" It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country
Marriage "Oral report, yes or no?" need to start writing the paper Public opinion poll...same sex marriage... questions on topic: 1. should marriage be between heterosexual couples or any two couples? 2. 3. Should adoption be legal for same sex married couples. June 23, 1997 Public opinion: Feared by the founding politics have to be more friendly the people..."collection of similar attitudes and believes that are shared by some portion of the population." types of pulpit opinion
Informal Communication Networks Issue: Managers can increase organizational effectiveness in both the private and public sectors through the study of informal networks (i.e. trust, advice, and communication networks). I. Introduction II. Discussion on the industry contexts for Healthcare Delivery Systems, Pima Utilities, and State Compensation Fund. A. Description of companies industrial objectives. B. Discussion of company histories\' and strategies. III. The relevant problems concerning inform
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
People Key Terms Pat Garrett- He was born in Alabama, and was a buffalo hunter, cowboy, horse rancher, Texas Ranger, and twice a sheriff. He was the Sheriff of New Mexico in 1880 and in 1897. He was the man who hunted, found, and shot William H. Bonney (a.k.a. "Billy the Kid"). How he died in 1908 is not certain. Wounded Knee Creek- The site of an Indian Reservation, Wounded Knee is in the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. This was the location of the last major battle between federal
The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a backwoods cabin in Hodgeville, Kentucky. In an interview during his campaign for the presidency in 1860 Lincoln described his adolescence as "the short and simple annals of the poor." (p 30). His father Thomas was a farmer who married Nancy Hanks, his mother, in 1806. Lincoln had one sister, Sarah, who was born in 1807. The Lincoln
Computer Ethic Abstract The computer is considered one of the most technological advances of the twentieth century. As the general public becomes increasingly ‘computer literate,\' the gap between technology and peoples\' intellect notably shrinks. The readily available computers, software, and assorted output devices have enlightened many but, in turn, have increased the using of computers for unethical activities, privacy invasion and illegal purposes. Legal sanctions against abusive use of co
With Malice Toward None by Stephen B.Oates Published by Mentor Books About the Author Stephen B. Oates is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of eight other books, including The Fires of Jubilee and To Purge This Land with Blood. His task in this biography was to perpetuate Lincoln as he was in the days he lived. His purpose of this biography was to bring the past into the present for us and his students. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other s
Immigrants Should the United States take on more immigrants? Is the United States hurting from immigration problems? These issues have been debated on for generation. "According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants enter the United States annually" (Cozic 12). This large number of immigrants causes many different emotions. For some Americans, immigration is an adversity. Many Americans past and present have reacted to immigrants with fear: fear