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Power Power. A word from which many meanings derive. To each individual, it means something distinct and it is how one uses their power that makes up who they are. Power does not come from the barrel of a gun. A gun can do nothing without someone there to pull the trigger. The power to take a life rests within the person, the gun simply serving as their tool. When groups protesting for a cause they believe in use violent tactics, do they ever accomplish anything? When we kill , what do we achiev
Predudices in the us Prejudices have plagued America for centuries. It started with slavery and is still today, even after the civil war, a problem in society. Although, prejudice exists at a lesser extent, it is evident that blacks still feel they are being treated unfairly. The Gallup News Service interviewed 3036 Americans including 1680 whites and 1269 black. The study shows the difference in perceptions between white and black Americans. A question that has been debated for many years is, d
Price Of A Ticket The Price of A Ticket My response to The Price of A Ticket, is that the documentary about James Baldwin’s life was well stated. In the beginning of this video the narrator introduced James Baldwin as well as his family. They told how Baldwin progressed from a boy to a man in Harlem, and James Baldwin himself illustrated his thoughts of the time. I believe his father played a bigger role in making James the person he was than he was given credit for. Before James Baldwin was an
The Priceless Adventure At the airport terminal, I waved my last good-byes and began to nervously walk toward the checkpoint, turning around twice, telling myself I was absolutely crazy! I had finally found a way to live in another country. There I was, on the next flight to Germany, with no knowledge of the language or how different it would actually be. But I was on a mission to be a part of a new culture and see if the grass is greener on the other side. This was my first time on an airplane,
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Privitization Of Airports Privatization of Airports By: Maiea E-mail: [email protected] For 51 years Bergstrom Air Force Base was home to fighter pilots, bombers, troop carriers and reconnaissance jets. It was the first port of call for President Lyndon B. Johnson on his trips home to LBJ Country aboard Air Force One, it was where Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, once brought a disabled jet to rest in an emergency landing. In September 1993, in the path of military cutba
Pro Wrestling The topic I have chosen to write about is the world of professional wrestling. There are many reasons as to why this subject has interested me. One major reason is that I grew up watching pro-wrestling on television. As a child, I was fascinated with the spectacle of the wrestling matches and wondered at the wrestlers themselves. At that age, I took wrestling for what it was. It was a full-contact gladiator sport filled with exaggerated and extravagant wrestlers, cocky commentators
Procrastination Procrastination Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Procrastination has a high potential for painful consequences. It may interfere with our personal or academic success. There are those of us who wait until the due date is a day away. I am not talking about making sure the money is in the bank. I am talking about putting it off because it is a tedious chore that we do not enjoy doing. Procrastination is a big problem for many, and one
Promoting the Erie Canal In 1825 Charles G. Haines just began to serve as Governor George De Witt Clinton’s secretary, here he wrote about the mayors views on the Erie Canal project. Haines was already a huge supporter of this product so he took great joy in writing this paper about the whole project. He briefly describes that the plan is split up into three sections: Lake Erie to the Senaca River, Senaca to Rome, and from Rome finally connecting to the Hudson River which eventually dumps into t
Public Information Ever wonder how a person not known obtains critical information once unavailable to the public? Nowadays, the easy access of computers makes it almost impossible for citizens to completely be out of the risk of privacy invasion. Anything we do is being monitored discreetly or publicly by others. Yet, there are different ways in which this issue can be viewed. It is harmful in the way that we do not know exactly what is being monitored by others, nor the way it is being used. P
Quasars Since their discovery, the nature of quasars has been one of the most intriguing and baffling problems as evidenced by the following quotations: the problem of understanding quasi-stellar objects… is one of the most important and fascinating tasks in all physics - G.Burbidge and Hoyle. The quasar continues to rank both as one of the most baffling objects in the universe and one most capable of inspiring heated argument - Morrison. The redshift problem is one of the most critical problems
Rasmussen\'s Encephalitis The human immune system is an amazing system that is constantly on the alert protecting us from sicknesses. Thousands of white blood cells travel in our circulatory system destroying all foreign substances that could cause harm to our body or to any of the millions of processes going on inside. Now imagine a condition where this awesome system turns against the most complex organ in the human body, the brain. Deadly as it is, this condition is known as Rasmussen’s encep
Reaching Fiction Reaching Fiction After reading The Child by Tiger, written by Thomas Wolfe, and Richard Connell\'s The Most Dangerous Game, I have noticed that these stories are similar, yet they are different. Although both stories have manhunts and mad men, according to Thomas R. Arp, the editor of Perrine\'s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, The Child by Tiger is interpretive literature, and The Most Dangerous Game is escapist literature which is shown by the contrasting settings and
Reading My Reflections Reading My Reflections When I was in fourth grade, my music teacher asked for volunteers to help move folding tables. Of the eight people who raised their hands, I was the only girl. Of the seven people that she chose, I was not one. My nine-year-old world was flipped upside-down by this incident. I was absolutely irate. For the rest of the forty-five minute class, I sat in silence, fuming over the injustice of society. What automatically made a boy stronger than me? In 17
REASONS FOR LIMITATIONS ON FREE SPEECH The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that 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; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (Funk Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in
Recalling A Place Recalling a Place I walked up to the Euclid Tavern and noticed a huge pink fluorescent sign displaying the word liquor above the doorway. I opened the graffiti covered door and was immediately overwhelmed with the stench of cheep beer and cigarette smoke. I looked to the right of me and noticed an enormous bar, stretching about 100 feet with people crowded around every stool. Directly in front of me was a long hallway that led to an uncontrollable mass of people. To my left was
Renaissance Armor Armor Through the arms of the knight we can actually touch something of the knights who strove during the Middle Ages, men whose lives were shaped and who shaped the ideas of chivalry. I believe that armor is, at base, an important, romantic medieval craft. Like all crafts, it takes technical skill and artistic merit to create a quality piece. Other re-enactment societies provide a rich market for fledgling armoires to earn their wings; without these markets, most craftsmen wou
Resistance In The Workplace There are times when a person must go against what is common or what others want them to do. I would define this a form resistance. To me resistance is going against what is common, or standing up to someone or some thing that you normally would not. This is a common occurrence in the workplace. Resistance in the workplace is nessicary at times to prevent getting stepped on while climbing the corporate latter. Granted there are also times when the best thing to do is
Roswell Incident ROSWELL INCIDENT This Essay is a descriptive reconstruction of one spectacular incident in Roswell, New Mexico. Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all humankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military; it has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty years. It is not a false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroug
SALMON Salmon They are naturally distributed throughout most of the northern hemisphere from the temperate zone to beyond the Arctic circle. Now is limited in a few rivers in eastern Maine and Canada. Pollution, impassable dams near the mouths of river, over fishing, destruction of spawning grounds through deforestation, and loss of young in power plant turbines have all contributed to the loss of this fish. Atlantic Salmon begin their lives in freshwater and then travel to sea to feed for a few
Salvador Dali From the real to the surreal, Salvador Dali embodied it all. Once he was satisfied with his abilities to mimic what he saw in the world, he began to play with objects and space. He comprehended, perfected and finally transcended realism and his work became much more than paint on canvas. In a forward that transpersonal psychologist Ken Wilber did for Alex Grey’s book Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey, he stresses that all of us possess the eye of flesh, the eye of mind
Sambia And Hutterite Societal Threats Threats are everywhere. Every community in the world faces some sort of threats from time to time. These threats can be large or small, can come from inside or outside of the colony, and can have devastating effects on the group as a whole or as individuals. Quite often, parallels can be drawn between societies that have nothing to everything in common. This is found when comparing two dramatically different groups in the Sambia and the Hutterites. When firs
Sanchez The short story Sanchez, written by Richard Dokey, is a story about Juan Sanchez and his family. Sanchez is told in many different settings, which are all unique and represent various feelings that Dokey portrays to his readers. The settings are described realistically; they affect Juan and Jesus in personal ways. The settings vary from a small village in Mexico to the Sierra Nevada in California. At first the story is set in Stockton in the San Joaquin Valley. Jesus, Juan\'s son, got hi
Self-reliance The idea of self-reliance is an American idea. Self-reliance is a way of life when one is reliant on one\'s own capabilities, judgment, and resources. When someone is self-reliant they are completely Independent. Many American authors have used examples of this idea, self-reliance, in a lot of their writing. For example, in a Progress to the Mines by Byrd examples of self-reliance are present. In the beginning of the story Byrd writes about a character who Ò... rode eight miles tog
Serial Killers And Mass Murderers Thomas Blankenship 6 April 2000 Mrs. Waggener English II Mass Murderers and Serial Killers Mass Murderers and Serial Killers are nothing new to today’s society. These vicious killers are all violent, brutal monsters and have an abnormal urge to kill. What gives people these urges to kill? What motivates them to keep killing? Do these killers get satisfaction from killing? Is there a difference between mass murderers and serial killers or are they the same. How d
Signs of Stress Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress; 75 to 90 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints; stress is linked to the six leading causes of death--heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. (Miller, 1993, p.12) Stress plays havoc with our health, our productivity, our pocketbooks, and our lives, but it is necessary, even desirable. (Oxford, 1998, p.29) In rese
Skills Of Table Tennis Table tennis is played on thick wooden or composite wood, plastic and even metal varieties table. The surface of the table should have a mat finish and it is usually dark green or blue. The table is 274 cm in length, 152.5 cm in width, and 76 cm in height. The table is divided by the net into two courts. The net is 15.25-cm height and extends 15.25 cm beyond each side of the table. The racket consists of two parts: the rubbers and the blade. There are a lot of different ki
Slapshots And Turns Brenden Whitfield Hour 4 January 11, 2000 Slap shots and Turns A downhill skier gracefully completes another turn while an ice hockey player checks an opponent into the glass. The skier sails off a jump like an eagle, just as the hockey player absorbs the blows of opposing players like a tank. The skier lands the jump with precision, as the hockey player stumbles towards the opposing goal. The skier gracefully passes the finish line and stops just as the hockey player shoots
Sleep Problems There are a wide variety of sleep problems in the world today. For example sleep apnea, snoring, sleepwalking, confusional arousals, sleep-related eating, sleep paralysis, nocturnal seizures, teeth grinding, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), and sleep talking. Many of these disorders can be damaging to your health, or might not effect you at all. Also, if one does have difficulties sleeping there are things that are recommended in order to get a good night sleep. There are many different
Social And Political Reactions To Polygamy “We are a peculiar people,” Elder Bruce R. McConkie once said (McConkie 25). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of a few “odd” Christian religions. Many of its practices have created much persecution and political reaction, polygamy being one of these. It created much social and political persecution of the Mormons. Most of this persecution had come from anti-polygamist Christians. This is ironic because the anti-polygamists believed
Speech Analysis This is the speech delivered by President Bill Clinton at the annual White House prayer breakfast on Friday, September 11, 1998, to an audience of more than 100 ministers, priests and other religious leaders. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also in attendance. The speech, written in long hand by the president, was delivered at the beginning of a day of tremendous political and personal turmoil surrounding the publication of the first report to Congress by Independent Counse
Spiderwebs Spiderwebs A spider becomes caught in it’s own web. This is an example of an attempted manipulation that went awry. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, is a work about a woman who manipulates the fates of others in order to fulfill her own wishes. The title character is a woman who has recently returned from a six month “honeymoon” with her groom, Tesman, a man whom she does not love. She strives for freedom, but she feels as if she cannot leave her marriage. To occupy her time, she manipu
Spiritual Healing An Exploration of Spiritual Healing Throughout time, mankind has constantly been seeking ways to maintain their health and to cure those that had not been so fortunate in that task. Just about everything has been experimented with as a cure for some type of illness; whether physical or mental. There is also a third type of illness that can and is addressed, which is healing on the spiritual plan. According to research, most of the spiritual healers are concentrated in primitive
SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES We see them everywhere these days, on the way to work, on the highways, parked in every driveway and hundreds of them by every shopping center. Sports utility vehicles have given a new meaning to the word car. When it comes to safety, SUV\'s (sports utility vehicle) are by far the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and the road is exactly the place they should not be. Sports utility vehicles are designed for off road driving. It seems like bigger the body is on a SUV, t
Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports. This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent. Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involve
STD PREVENTION Abstinence And STD Prevention Today’s world is full of worries and problems which did not affect teens a generation ago. New problems keep appearing in today’s world, such as STDs, increased pregnancy rates, and other factors facing teens who choose to have sex. Emotionally and physically teens and getting less developed before having sex and are not prepared for the serious problems which come along with their decision to have sex. No longer is it a matter which will just go away
Steroids Testosterone was often referred to as the male hormone, because it is responsible for developing some of the male characteristics such as lowering of the voice and hair growth, and because the male body produces much more of it than the female. However, it is responsible for stimulating quite a few other processes. Steroids are a very large class of compounds which occur in all animals. The steroids used by athletes are mostly androgenic steroids: steroids which act like testosterone. T
Steroids Use Testosterone was often referred to as the male hormone, because it is responsible for developing some of the male characteristics such as lowering of the voice and hair growth, and because the male body produces much more of it than the female. However, it is responsible for stimulating quite a few other processes. Steroids are a very large class of compounds which occur in all animals. The steroids used by athletes are mostly androgenic steroids: steroids which act like testosteron
Stonehenge Stonehenge is surely Britain\'s greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago. While we can\'t say with any degree of ce
Stress This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it\'s important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that\'s why it\'s important that we all be properly educated on it. First We need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body\'s nonspecific response to any demand. Another way of describing stress is any nervousness or anxiety. Almo
Stupidity? Most people say being stupid will lead no where. They claim that it is the worst possible condition in which to spend ones life, and if possible, it should be completely avoided. Yet, perhaps if people took a closer look at some of the advantages stupidity had to offer, they wouldn\'t have such a negative attitude toward it. Admittedly, stupidity has certain disadvantages. Life isn\'t a bowl of cherries. And being stupid doesn\'t make it any fruitier. Being stupid can annoy even the m
Summer Reading Picture this, you\'re at home, a week after school lets out for the summer. You work a steady 5 days a week, and its summer, so you want to relax. You grab for the remote just as you\'re parents come home, and lug in the 4 hefty books required for the next school year. You moan as you think to yourself how you can possibly fit in time to read these enormous, time-consuming books. For many students, summer is a busy time, with summer jobs to uphold, sports, or vacations. It’s hard
Sundowing And Alzheimer\'s Disease SUNDOWNING AND ALZHEIMER\'S DISEASE Sundowning, or sundown syndrome are terms that have been used for over 20 years to describe the reversal of day and night which often occurs in Alzheimer\'s and other dementing illnesses. (2) Those who are impacted are often called Sundowners and they act as if their biological clocks have reversed their day and night cycles. Some are able to function on little sleep throughout their 24-hour day cycle. Some individuals stay u
Survival SURVIVAL Do you ever survive the effects of divorce? If you have experienced divorce, or knew someone that has, this is a question you will ask yourself. Ron and Lilly were married for fifteen years and during the course of their marriage had three children ages 8, 10 and 12. Ron worked as a private attorney in a solo practice and Lilly worked in the home as a homemaker. Although Lilly worked in the home, she had a Bachelors degree in early childhood development. She had always wanted t
T.S. ELIOT Throughout Thomas Stearns Eliot\'s poems run Christian themes and values that evoke a critical view of society. Though he published relatively little compared to other poets of his caliber, he has been recognized as both a poet and a critic. He himself has been criticized for unnecessary obscurity and for authorian severity (Bradley, 1163). Throughout his poems and other works, he professes a distinct critique upon society due mainly because of his belief that Christianity should play
Teenage Smoking In a society where it is not unordinary to see a ten year old child smoking a cigarette in public, where large tobacco companies sponsor all big sporting events and where smoking advertisements are everywhere you look, how can it be understood that what is going on is a form of suicide. Smoking is comparable to a serial killer; a cigarette acts as the weapon used by tobacco companies and its victims subjecting themselves by their own free will to participate in the crime. The gov
Telephone THE TELEPHONE The invention of the telephone was a major advancement in technology as we know it today. Without it, it would be almost impossible to communicate with others these days. It was created in the late 1800’s by a Scottish-born American inventor named Alexander Gramn Bell. Bell had built an experimental telegraph one day, and noticed it was working very strangely because there was a loose part on it. He noticed that he could send voice messages through it and somone could rec
Term Dreams Every ninety minutes of every night we’re asleep, a dream unfolds. The short dreams at the beginning of the night are usually no more exciting that the idle thoughts that randomly pop into our heads when we’re awake. But as the night progresses, the length of each dream increases (the last dream can be up to twenty minutes long), the body responds more intensely (increased heartbeat, respiration, muscle twitching), and the dreams become deeper. Dreams are sometimes said to be ordinar
Terrorism Terrorism Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used. A major problem in discussing terrorism is e
The Advantages Of Stupidity Most people say being stupid will lead no where. They claim that it is the worst possible condition in which to spend one\'s life, and if possible, it should be completely avoided. They would even suggest if the symptoms of stupidity are caught in the early stages, it could easily be treated by a surgeon. The most effective method used to do this is the chainsaw technique, later described in volume two. Yet, perhaps if people took a closer look at some of the advantag