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Off to the Mall
Off to the Mall
Off to the Mall Let\'s go to the mall. This comment is one of the few statements that can be heard coming from the mouths of both sexes. While typically associated with shopping, and thus automatically, and unfairly, females, going to the mall has mutual attractions to both males and females. Since the massive increase of shopping malls in this country, the popularity of going to the mall has increased a thousand fold for everyone. For females the reason that going to the mall is so popular is v
OMD GEESE
OMD GEESE
OMD GEESE Running Head: OMD GEESE ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT GEESE GROUP #97 Anita Clark OMD #97 Dr. Betsy Summerfield October 14, 1999 Lessons about teamwork can be learned from geese. As each goose flaps its wings it creates uplift for the birds that follow. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. When a goose falls out of formation, it immediately feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into fo
One Nation Under God
One Nation Under God
One Nation Under God Would God categorize his children? That is a question that I believe most would give a simple and direct answer: No. Would the United States categorize their citizens? Although the Amendment suggests that all men and women are equal, the fact is, the people of the United States are continuously being classified. So, if indeed the United States is one nation under God, why do we continue to sort ourselves through unreasonable and unethical factors? The misinterpretation of ra
Opinion Paper For The Death Penalty
Opinion Paper For The Death Penalty
Opinion Paper For The Death Penalty In society today there are murders committed everyday. And everyday the people who commit these crimes are found guilty in a court of law and sentenced to like in prison. Some even get chances for parole. What the courts should do is take every murderer, give every one of them the death penalty, and follow through with it. The death penalty should be legal in all 50 states and carried through when given out as a sentence. Gary Gilmore faced a firing squad at t
Opposing views on affirmative action
Opposing views on affirmative action
Opposing views on affirmative action Opposing views on affirmative action (1996) (miscellaneous) Since the beginning of time there has been prejudice and hate. Adam and Eve hated snakes. Jews hated Jesus. Sugar Ray Leonard hated Tommy Hearns. Prejudice is caused by two things: ignorance and hate. Prejudice and mistreatment has existed in this country, first with American-Indians and then later with African-Americans and other minorities. The selling and trading of slaves is a shadow that has bee
Passive Aggressive Disorder
Passive Aggressive Disorder
Passive Aggressive Disorder Passive Aggressive Disorder Passive-aggressive behavior is universal and is a common way of registering opposing attitudes, especially when they are unequal. A person whose behavior is dominated by this mode of behavior is said to have a passive-aggressive personality. Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder is known as a present pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance to conditions for adequate performance. This disorder usually begins by early adulthood
Permission To Hate
Permission To Hate
Permission To Hate What makes a person hate? Who gives the permission to hate to hate? Some claim God gives the permission; others claim hatred stems from oppression, or society. Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald believes that the third, society, grants the authorization to hate. However, what is society? Is society an individual or a group of individuals? What form of society bestows the consent to hate? The major White Supremacy Groups: the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and the A
Personal freedoms
Personal freedoms
Personal freedoms No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of the First Ame
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership I want to encourage gun ownership. Introduction I. What is the foundation of modern technology? It\'s the history of the gun. Thesis Statement: I will persuade you in that, (1) federal gun control laws are unconstitutional, and (2) I will prove the 2nd Amendment is both a State and Individual Right. Body I.The foundation of our country is based in English Bill of Rights and the American Revolution. A. What is the difference between the Declaration of Independe
Physician assisted suicide
Physician assisted suicide
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
Physician-assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted Suicide Introduction The history of physician-assisted suicide began to emerge since the ancient time. Historians and ancient philosophers especially had been debating over this issue. Thus, this issue is no longer new to us. However, it seems little vague because it has not yet been fully told. The historical story consists of patterns of thought, advocacy, and interpretation on whether to legalize assisted death. Only until June, 1999, the United States Supreme Court issued
Police Pursuits
Police Pursuits
Police Pursuits Imagine being a police officer doing your daily routine job. You are in a patrol car on the highway, watching the cars and trucks drive by. You are also looking for speeders to warn them to be more careful and maybe you’ll ticket them. It has been a very boring day for you, since you have only been called on your radio once, and it was for an accident (fender bender). Almost at the end of your shift, a blue car drives by going ninety miles an hour, but you know the speed limit is
Population And Food
Population And Food
Population And Food The United Nations projects that the global population, currently at 6 billion, will peak at about 10 billion in the next century and then stabilize or even decline. (popindex.Princeton.edu) A question immediately following the statement, can the Earth feed that many people? It is understood that even if food crops increase sufficiently, other renewable resources, including many fisheries and forests, are already under pressure. Our food production doubled from 1961 to 1994,
Population Overgrowth
Population Overgrowth
Population Overgrowth Image this: One day, you wake up and 240,000 more people are living in your mansion. It is a big mansion with normally ample supplies to sustain your lifestyle. However, with 240,000 more people inhabiting that same area, it has become cramped and small. The next day, 240,000 people more come to live with you. This happens everyday for many years, soon supplies start to stretch thin and space starts to be a rarity. Unfortunately, this is not fiction. It is reality. Everyday
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION
POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION Population redistributions based on ethnicity have defused intense rivalries in the recent past, and could be a solution to the internal ethnic crises for nations such as the former Yugoslavia. Currently described by the media as ethnic cleansing , Population redistributions have been the focus of much controversy throughout U.S. and world history. To those affected, Population redistributions can be economically and emotionally devastating. It can also lead to enormous
Porn
Porn
Porn #65279;Does the mass media cause undesireable social consequences with specific reference to pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. I
Pornography
Pornography
Pornography Pornography is very widely controversial no matter were you go. Only in the past couple of years has porn been more accepted. To understand what all the controversy is about you have to recognize the many landmark court cases over the difference between obscenity and pornography. But first I would like to define each. Obscenity, as defined in Webster\'s dictionary, means the state or quality of being obscene; impurity; lewdness. Pornography means literature which prostitutes a figure
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
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
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source o
Prayer In Public Schools
Prayer In Public Schools
Prayer In Public Schools Should a Catholic school be reimbursed by the state for school supplies? Should there be time set aside in school for kids to pray? These are some of the many questions the U.S. Supreme Court asks themselves when they are confronted with cases involving religion in school. Although there are some sound supporting arguments for prayer in school, the opposing arguments more than justify the non-religious atmosphere of public school. Supporting arguments for In School Praye
Pregnant as a Teenager
Pregnant as a Teenager
Pregnant as a Teenager My name is Kathy and I would like to tell you a story of my life and how one night of fun changed it forever. It is a true story of my rough teen years, the choices I made and the consequence I paid because of these choices. First I want to tell you that all these statistics that you see about how nineteen percent of all United States births were to teens, how one million teens become pregnant each year, and more than five hundred and thirty thousand of them do give birth;
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson Although President Kennedy wasn’t in office for very long, his actions in and out of the whitehouse are legendary. When President Kennedy took the oath of office in 1960 he wasted no time in cleaning up America. Several bills were enacted in President Kennedy’s tenor. A lot of the major ones had to do with crime control. A lot of President Kennedy’s bills were targeted at organized crime. Bill S1653 was singed into action on September 13 1961. This was an interstat
Press Freedom
Press Freedom
Press Freedom From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching reporters, some of whom
Pressures Of Industry On Education
Pressures Of Industry On Education
Pressures Of Industry On Education With the high rate of adolescent unemployment an economic reality, the secondary education system needs to concern itself with the occupational future of the youth of America. Vocational education provides students with an alternative to a college degree. When vocational education is used in conjunction with local industries, a unique relationship is formed in which both institutions can benefit. These benefits include the following: 1. Educational institutions
Preventing School Violence
Preventing School Violence
Preventing School Violence Preventing School Violence Many parents know that from their child’s first day of school, his or her safety is out of their hands. “They disappear into a world of mysterious cliques and rivalries, of grievances rendered in the primary colors of adolescent emotions and animated by comic book fantasies.”(Adler 36) Parents try to become familiar with their children’s friends, but are not sure how to keep track of his or her enemies as well. This impotence causes major con
Prevention Of Teenage Violence
Prevention Of Teenage Violence
Prevention Of Teenage Violence Prevention of Teenage Violence Violence is defined as the intentional use of force to harm a human being. Its outcome is injury (whether physical or psychological, fatal or nonfatal). Violence among teenagers is on the rise, and has been since the early 1980\'s. In my opinion this is due to the increase of violence in the media, the astounding availability of firearms and the lack of proper guidance in the home. Northeastern University\'s College of Criminal Justic
Prisons
Prisons
Prisons REFERENCES 1. Gillian C. Mezey and Michael B. King, eds., Male Victims of Sexual Assault, 1995, New York: Oxford Univ. Press (Chapter 4, “Male rape in institutional settings”). 2. Anthony M. Scacco, Jr., ed., Male Rape: A Casebook of Sexual Aggressions, 1992, NY:AMS. 3. Ben-David, S. (1993) Rape death and resurrection: Male reactions after disclosure of the secret of being a rape victim. Medicine and Law, 12, 181-189. 4. Nacci, P. (1994) Inmate sexual aggression. Journal of Offender Coun
Privacy In Demand
Privacy In Demand
Privacy In Demand Like most countries and especially the United States their inhabitants enjoy a certain level of privacy. People don’t generally want intimate information to be accessible to the public eye. In fact many people go to great lengths to hide everything about themselves. What exactly is the definition of privacy? Well, privacy is the expectation that confidential personal information disclosed in a private place will not be disclosed to third parties, when that disclosure would caus
Privacy in the Information Age
Privacy in the Information Age
Privacy in the Information Age The world is changing rapidly. There used to be a time when we could be confident that no one could learn too much about our personal lives. There used to be a time when information was merely a way of keeping records. That time is gone and with it went a large amount of what we might call our personal privacy. Information about our personal lives has now become one of the most valued resources on the market today. The explosion of the computer and communications i
Private school vouchers
Private school vouchers
Private school vouchers Private School Vouchers Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the appropriate use of p
Private Schools VS. Public Schools
Private Schools VS. Public Schools
Private Schools VS. Public Schools Private Schools VS. Public Schools Parents often wonder how to start off their children’s education. Depending on ones religion or beliefs a private or public school is a choose most parents face. Of course, each school offers it’s own pros and con’s the choice is simple. Public schools offer the best well rounding of a student. While being enrolled in a public school, students are faced with real outside world problems, are with a different blend of students e
Pro Choice Among Women
Pro Choice Among Women
Pro Choice Among Women An onlookers view of Pro Choice amongst women Many clinics provide abortion services for women with unplanned or uncontrollable pregnancies. Some women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy rather than an uncontrollable one. Unplanned in fact that a contraceptive failed, or may not have been easily accessible: uncontrolled in the sense of factors being greater than limited contraception. Abortion has been performed in many clinics as a treatment for unfit or unhealth
Problems In Intercultural Communication
Problems In Intercultural Communication
Problems In Intercultural Communication Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have token place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, inter
Prochoice abortion
Prochoice abortion
Prochoice abortion Without a woman\'s right to do what she chooses with her body, her freedom and liberty are taken away. If for personal reasons, a women wants an abortion, as is, currently, her constitutional right, she has the freedom to do so. In some states, a woman\'s freedom to have an abortion has been severely limited. Because of this, many women have had abortions by people not medically licensed to perform them. Many of these unlicensed and unqualified people have used unsterile instr
Prostitution
Prostitution
prostitution Prostitute Profile Contrary to the popular stereotype of all prostitutes being crack victim persons who were raised in single parent families on the wrong side of the tracks, prostitutes vary tremendously in their background. In a study by the CRD on prostitutes in Victoria, a prostitutes profile is as follows: Most prostitutes were from smaller cities on the Island, or from the suburbs of Victoria, rather than international prostitution circuits, Many do have a history of school, m
Public Schools
Public Schools
Public Schools When Americans\' think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years the idea home schooling is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even private sc
Racism
Racism
Racism Race FROM PREJUDICE TO DISCRIMINATION A prejudice is an unjustified negative attitude toward a group, a category of people, or a cultural practice. Prejudice against a group carries a strong emotional discomfort with, dislike of, or outright hatred of its members. Often it is based on a negative stereotype that resists rational argument. Some prejudices come from experience, such as unpleasant or baffling encounter with someone from another ethnic group. Many prejudices are passed along f
Racism and Slavery
Racism and Slavery
Racism and Slavery The Never-ending Battle Slavery has been a controversial issue in the United States for hundreds of years. Since the rise of slavery in the America, there have been numerous accounts of resistance and opposition. Some of the more famous accounts of resistance against slavery and racism are Harriet Tubman, the mastermind behind the Underground Railroad, Rosa Parks, who refused to relinquish her seat on a public bus to a White man, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement and most
Racism in Canada
Racism in Canada
Racism in Canada Racism in Canada The common belief that Canada is far less racist then their neighbors to the south is perhaps one of the greatest falsehoods of North American society today. Through out history, Canada has been home to many race-based atrocities. Because of time and lack of media attention these events have been buried. To such an extent have these issues been neglected that the general public now cannot recognized them or discern them as part of their country’s past. Although
Rape
Rape
Rape Here is a number for you: 354,670. That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 (RAINN 1). That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes (RAINN 1). Want more numbers? “In the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault” (RAINN 1). And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37% of rapes are reported to the authorities (RAINN 2). Fortunately, there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers. For starters w
Real Face Of Terrorism
Real Face Of Terrorism
Real Face Of Terrorism Terrorism in the Webster’s New American Dictionary is defined as “the systematic use of intense fear as a means of coercion.” In this day and age, the term terrorism is more than just the use of intense fear as a means of coercion but includes the use of terrorism as a means of revenge and pure sport and also as a means of suppression. While the dictionaries definitions says that it is the use coercion to promote certain ideologies, some of the most cleverly hidden terrori
Reasons For Being Vegetarian
Reasons For Being Vegetarian
Reasons For Being Vegetarian Reasons for Being Vegetarian Animals are my friends and I don\'t eat my friends. George Bernard Shaw Vegetarianism used to be an unusual lifestyle choice. Today it is becoming more common and accepted by mainstream society. While there are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet, the most important are health reasons, environmental and economic reasons, and, above all, ethical reasons. Health reasons alone are sufficient grounds for becoming a vegetarian. Researc
Religion Vs Astronomy
Religion Vs Astronomy
Religion Vs Astronomy Religion and science have always been in direct competition with one another. The ultimate goal of science is to prove the inexistence of God with facts, while the existence in God is simply based on belief and faith. While 95% of the people living on Earth believe in a superior being of some sort, some might say that religion clouds the minds of otherwise logical individuals and makes it impossible for them to pursue the truth of the Universe. Thus, the debate on which vie
Required classes for college students
Required classes for college students
Required classes for college students Open Your Eyes Open your eyes, clean out your ears, sit down and listen, straighten your back, keep your head forward and be ready to have an open mind? Having an open mind is a good quality to have while experiencing different situations that you may encounter. People have many different opinions and ideas which they are expressing in today\'s society. College is another step along the journey of life that a select few will experience. College should be fir
Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Rel
Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Rel
Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Reliability: How Much Do You Really Weigh? In the analytical report entitled Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Reliability: How Much Do You Really Weigh? By P.J. Morgan and D.B. Jeffrey, they look at the eating habits of people and categorize them as three types of people. Those categories are Dieting and Overeating group, Current Dieting, and Weight Suppression. The Dieting/Overeating group consists of individuals who undergo repetitiv
Road Rage
Road Rage
Road Rage It seems like you can\'t drive more than two miles today ithout encountering road rage. Some say that road rage is a national epidemic more dangerous than drunk driving. Others find it to be a perpetual but insignificant problem. Needless to say, almost everyone agrees that road rage is an actual attitude that can be observed on most American roadways. But what is road rage? Is it some kind of medical condition? A certain habit or behavior? Or maybe it\'s an actual traffic accident? Ro
Rotten dot Com
Rotten dot Com
Rotten dot Com I have to say rotten dot com is not my type of website, but it did catch my attention. Even if you are disturbed or not attracted to something, you should give it a chance. You never know what to expect especially when you see, Rotten dot com collects images and information from many sources to present the viewer with a truly unpleasant experience on the main page. The content of the site is different than any other website that I have seen, but the form and layout is very common
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages Marriage is understood to be the decision of two people to commit themselves to each other. Marriage has no conditions, which would prohibit same sex partners. If we look closely at the purpose of marriage, we would see that it is actually in the best interest of our society to allow same-sex marriages. Marriage is an institution which promotes stability, family, and is societies lawful way of connecting two people. Marriage is more than just a way of making relationships perm
School prayer
School prayer
School prayer School Prayer By Danielle Clark Block 1 Speech 105 I. Intro- Contrary to the claims, students have the Constitutional right to pray in school, either individually or in informal groups so long as the prayer is not organized by the school. But if the students only knew what they were really doing by praying in school. II. First of all they are going against the Bible. As to quote, Matthew 6:5-6: And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the
School Uniform
School Uniform
School Uniform School UniformThroughout the Japan, numerous school boards have been attempting to standardize the clothing that students wear. The school superintendents who are in favor of uniforms will argue that the children who wear them will experience many benefits. I disagree with this idea. I feel that the use of uniforms will strip identity, stifle creativity and unnecessarily burden the families that cannot afford them. The use of uniforms has already been implemented in several long-s