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Abortion Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal system in this country today. Terminating an unwanted human\'s life is a very sensitive concept and takes much thought. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule the ban on abortion unconstitutional, thus legalizing it nationwide. The trial was Roe vs. Wade. Though it abortion was made legal nationwide, many states still outlaw abortion. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Dela
Cyberspace Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks. In order to function well, the virtual communities supported by the Internet depend upon rules of conduct, the same as any society. Librarians and information technologists must be knowledgeable about ethical issues for the welfare of their organizations and to protect and advise users. What is ethics? Ethics is the art of determining what is right or good. It can also be defined as a general pattern or way of lif
Chemistry Social Issues SPELLING/PUNCTUALITY MISTAKES MAY BE PRESENT--PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK...JUST A WARNING Recently the cloning of a living life form was brought from the realms of science fiction to reality with the cloning of a sheep named Dolly. The instantaneous reaction of the world have been mixed. So many questions arise. What if some one like Suddam Huisein had access to this technology? Would people want to identical copies of deceased friend and relative? What are the chances of people
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Understanding the Behavioral Disorder: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you
Political Correctness is Numbing Political Correctness has, in the last few years, mutated from a useful instrument for enlightenment and change into a symbol of public and private views gone awry. This controversial philosophy is used by some special interests as a platform to force radical and often illogical teachings into the classrooms of colleges and universities across the U.S.. Unlike the abortion issue or the federal deficit which are very present forces guiding our national thought, po
Ontario Teachers Strike Education is probably the most important resource in our society. The education System determines our future, by educating the youngest segment of our population. For this reason, it should be of great concern when there is a problem or an issue like a Teachers\' strike. The Ontario teachers\' strike that began on Monday October 27 involves 126,000 teachers and affects 2.1 Million students in the province. This strike is North America\'s largest, right ahead of the 1975 N
Eugenics Throughout the course of time, science has been somehow responsible nearly every time a major concept in society was changed. The early twentieth century is no exception. This was a period of novelty; new inventions, new luxuries, and new ideas. One of these new ideas was the concept of “eugenics,” or genetically improving the overall quality of the human race. It started out seeming like a practical way to eradicate certain genetic deficiencies, but became a full blown revolution in th
Legalized Drugs The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. ¡¡Drugs affect so many areas of society. "The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse" (Grolier).¡¡ Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that m
Religion In order to elaborate on the subject of religion we must look deeply into its origin and true meaning. Where do we get all laws and standards of living? Religion is a very broad and difficult thing to decode. There are so many different beliefs and laws that cultures abide by, startrting at any one subject would lead me right back to the question, where does our worship derive from? Ra Un Neffer Amen explains a very relevant fact that religious doctrines and systems cannot be understood
Employee Monitoring What management, organisation and technological issues are raised by employee monitoring. The management issue raised includes that of employee comfort in the working environment.The constant surveillance of employees could leave many wondering if their quality of work, integrity and trustworthiness is in question. This inevitably leads to them feeling demoralised, trapped and stressed and one way to deal with these feelings is usually to lash out on those in a supervisory or
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. L
Comparative Politics Comparative Politics, typically defined as the study of the internal politics of nations other than our own, is a diverse and complex field. There is no one central tendency or approach which dominates this area of inquiry within political science: various theories, concepts, issues and methodologies are evident in the field. While it is recognized that no simple classification can be made of the literature, we are encouraged to be aware of contrasting approaches, and to eng
Gay Marriage 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 amou
Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson, twenty-eighth president of the United States, might have suffered from dyslexia. He never could read easily, but developed a strong power of concentration and a near-photographic memory. The outbreak of World War I coincided with the death of Wilson\'s first wife Ellen Axson, who he was passionately devoted to. Seven months after her death his friends introduced him to Edith Bolling Galt, a descendant of the Indian princess Pocahontas, they were married nine
Workfare Throughout President Clinton\'s term of office there have been numerous controversial issues that have been the topics for many debates. None of them has been as controversial or debated as much as the idea of "Workfare". The debate is not whether to have it, for both sides believe that it is a good idea, its how to structure and enforce it that has fueled all of the debate. The idea of changing "Welfare" into "Workfare" has been around for many years. During President Clinton\'s tenure
Tropic of Cancer Since its publishing in 1934 by Obelisk Press in Paris, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller has been the object at over 60 attempts to subdue this novel as obscene. For almost thirty years, the book was barred from import into the United States by the federal Tariff Act of 1930. In 1961, Grove Press, with the Supreme Court decision to allow publication of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, decided to publish Tropic of Cancer in hardback. Once published, it was sold in stores as hardback with
Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the multi-million dollar pro-drug legalization lobby, civil libertarians, and misguided academic researchers to the public with limited review and challenge. Attacks on drug enforcement efforts often
Drug Smuggling Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling. In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It\'s goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it\'s gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants. And
Gun Control is not Crime Control Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot i
Hemp Rediscovered Hemp Rediscovered “Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it every where,” a quote by George Washington in 1794 (qtd. In “Get the Scoop”). In early American history hemp was an essential crop, it was used to make rope, sails, lamp oil, and almost anything else. Henry ford built a car out of hemp that ran on hemp fuel and oil. The original Levi jeans were fashioned out of hemp fibers. And even the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were writt
Physician assisted suicide Is Physician-Assisted Suicide A Solution ? Physician assisted suicide (PAS) is a very important issue. It is also important tounderstand the terms and distinction between the varying degrees to which a person can be involved in hastening the death of a terminally ill individual. Euthanasia, a word that is often associated with physician assisted suicide, means the act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy. Assisted suicide takes place when a dying person who wish
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 mot
Teenagers And Drugs Effects of Drugs on Adolecents Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in colleges today. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily, adolesc
Is Drug Testing the Answer? Why do humans seek an alternate reality? An alternate reality being a place or frame of mind that is somehowght 58) Pills called "Golden Seal" can be purchased at any health food store. Golden Seal induces urination and therefore flushes out toxins from the body. All drug tests have counteragents to pass them. This again makes drug testing ineffective. Constitutional rights are given to all Americans. Why then should drug testing be allowed to violate them. Professor
Legalization of Marijuana What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a "miracle drug", one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said that this "evil weed" led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day outl
Legalization of Marjuana Drug use is becoming more common today than in recent years. Almost anywhere we look, we can find some relation to drugs or drug paraphernalia. In fact, 63% of you stated in my survey that you had smoked marijuana in the past. That number is scary, since 81% of you are under 25 years of age and have your whole lives ahead of you. Some of you may be thinking "So What" Bill Clinton has admitted smoking marijuana, and he is President. Well, that surely is not a good attitud
The Legalizing of Marijuana Recently, both California and Arizona took the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor\'s recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California\'s. Voters in Arizona think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical purposes.
Euthanasia and the Robert Latimer Case Euthanasia is undoubtedly an issue that plagues the minds of those living with children or adults who are severely disabled. Rarely is one found to have a ‘ neutral\' outlook upon it; that is, a side must be chosen, for or against. It is too delicate a topic to be ‘in the middle\' about. Over the years, cases involving euthanasia have caused massive controversies as to whether or not it is feasible to take the life of another human being in order to ‘put th
Euthanasia and the robert Latimer case Euthanasia is undoubtedly an issue that plagues the minds of those living with children or adults who are severely disabled. Rarely is one found to have a ‘neutral’ outlook upon it; that is, a side must be chosen, for or against. It is too delicate a topic to be ‘in the middle’ about. Over the years, cases involving euthanasia have caused massive controversies as to whether or not it is feasible to take the life of another human being in order to ‘put them
Same Sex Parents "Whatever the final equation of factors influencing sexual orientation and identity, there\'s an immediate implication for the increasing number of gays and lesbians forming families" (Of Boys 27). Today, many gays and lesbians are “ out of the closet” and they are not afraid of facing society with what many people consider abnormal sexual orientations. We must now ask ourselves the question: is homosexuality really an abnormal lifestyle? Is it still against the norm? Homosexual
Is Euthanasia Immoral? Mr. Blackburn Inquiry Skills 2 Dec. 1996 In today\'s society there are many disagreements about the rights and wrongs of euthanasia. Although death is unavoidable for human beings, suffering before death is unbearable not only for terminal patients but for the family members and friends. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word "Thanatos" meaning death and the prefix "eu" meaning easy or good (Russell 94). Thus, "eu- Thanatos" meaning easy or good death. Euthanasia is a better
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not 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 someone\'s time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someone\'s life. When humans take it upon themselves to shor
CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua In the 1950\'s, the repression of domestic political dissent reached near hysteria. In the process the CIA\'s covert operations, already in progress in Europe, expanded worldwide. By 1953, according to the 1970\'s Senate investigation, there were major covert programs under way in 48 countries, consisting of propaganda, paramilitary, and political action operations. In 1949, the agency\'s covert action department had about 300 employees and 47 stations
Comparison of Electoral Politics Comparing the electoral politics of most Western and Eastern European countries is like comparing night and day. While most of Western European countries have a strong political system, thriving economy, and a developed government…most Eastern European countries have just started this idea of a democratic nation. Most governments are corrupt and the political officials are not very trustworthy. The economy is also struggling and there is unrest with the people. T
Drug Abuse Its a common misconception among many people that the harm reduction approach to drug use encourages drug use and is not effective. The harm reduction approach maintains that drug abuse is here to stay and society needs to “accept the responsible use” of psychoactive substances. The U.S. drug policy should incorporate harm reduction for the benefits of heroin addicts. For more than thirty years, methadone has been used effectively as treatment for heroin addicts. (Zickler) Unfortunate
The Second Amendment And The RIght To Bear Arms WORKS CITED [1] Cottrol, Robert, ed. Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1994 [2] Dowlut, Robert. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in State Bills of Rights and Judicial Interpretation. SAF 1993 [3] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Connecticut: Quorum Books, 1989 [4] Hickok, Eugene Jr., ed. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understa
William Henry Gates III Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Microsoft Corporatio William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, the leading provider, worldwide, of software for the personal computer. Microsoft had revenues of $8.6 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1996, and employs more than 20,000 people in 48 countries. Background on Bill Born on October 28, 1955, Gates and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II,
Astrology- Applications in Business Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of th
Astrology Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known
Stay Tuned: The Exploitation Of Children In Television Advertisements Across America in the homes of the rich, the not-so-rich, and in poverty-stricken homes and tenements, as well as in schools and businesses, sits advertisers\' mass marketing tool, the television, usurping freedoms from children and their parents and changing American culture. Virtually an entire nation has surrendered itself wholesale to a medium for selling. Advertisers, within the constraints of the law, use their thirty-se
The Right of Religious Freedom During our class on Federal Policy we have been discussing the idea of the rights of Native Americans. While doing me research I came across on the underlining freedoms that everyone should process, the freedom of Religion. This freedom is so important in regards to Native Americans because it not only allows them to worship but defines their culture as well. I have decided to focus on just the American Indian Freedom Act of 1978 and it progression through time. R
Political Content on TV In critically analysing the New Zealand TV1 Tonight late news broadcast I suspect I will find a lot of structure to it that applies to most New Zealand news broadcasting. Structure on our public news broadcasts is adhered to so as to provide the public with what they want to see. The structure means that the public generally is guaranteed to get a little bit of everything and to a degree know that this is the case. Structure in news keeps a niche audience loyal as well. W
“Same sex adoption: Do I qualify?” ENG 1000cResearch Paper 12/17/03 In recent years, the gay adoption issue has taken big dimensions. Ever since the public acknowledged that Rosie O’Donnel is a gay mother. This has caused many states to debate the legality of the issue, and has created a public debate on the ethics of it. In trying to understand the issues at hart, I researched it from a unique point of view. I interviewed 3 gay couples at different stages of adoption. These are their stories.
Radical Reconstruction The time that followed the Civil War from 1865-1877 was a period of Reconstruction. This term not only refers to the reconstruction of cities and buildings, but also of southern politics as well. There was a kind of reconstruction that brought major reforms to the South. It was called Radical Reconstruction. During the period of Radical Reconstruction the Radical Republicans and President Andrew Johnson were in almost constant disagreement. President Johnson favored a more
Nurses University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing Nurse’s Attitudes Toward Do Not Resuscitate Orders In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Nursing 4522 Nursing Research II Presented to Allen Nottingham, R.N., B.S. By Meggin Bean Jessica Brownell Shannon Genzer Leslie Looman Shanna McIntosh April 20, 1998 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………1 Background…………………………………………………………1 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………. 4 Problem Statement………………………………………………… 5 Stat
Police External Review Boards No police department in the country, or the world, is free from deviant officers. Offenses can be something as minor as a department policy infraction such as being out of uniform or as major as a criminal violation such as assault. Since the earliest police departments were formed, society has tried to find a way to “police the police”. Today, this is done through internal affairs or a similar office inside the department and civilian review boards which are indepe
Persuasive Essays Are Pointless There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a requirement for high school students. The definition of “persuade” in Webster’s New College Dictionary is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong will. I understa
Blacks, Prison, And Institutional Racism Description: The title pretty much says it all in this one. This paper addresses the issue of blacks in prison and explores the socio-economic causes and solutions. This paper uses many govermentally commissioned reports. Blacks, Prison, and Institutional Racism Introduction Criminal justice and security is one of the largest industries in the United States. Such a statistic is (and rightly so) of great concern to Afro-Americans because a disproportionate