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The Case For Christianity, The World's Last Night
The Case For Christianity, The World's Last Night
The Case For Christianity, The World\'s Last Night I. Introduction II. Brief Biographical Information III. The Case for Christianity - Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe IV. The Problem with Pain - Divine Omnipotence V. The World\'s Last Night - The Efficacy of Prayer VI. Conclusion A Critique of C. S. Lewis A Relativist said, \'The world does not exist, England does not exist, Oxford does not exist and I am confident that I do not Exist!\' When Lewis was asked to reply, he
Blood Alcohol Level (BAL)
Blood Alcohol Level (BAL)
Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) MONITORING The amount of alcohol in your blood stream is referred to as Blood Alcohol Level (BAL). It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent. For example, a BAL of .10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol. When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach into the blood stream. This is why you typically feel the effects of alcohol quite quickly, especially if you haven\'t
The Corruptive Nature Of Society As Shown In Goldi
The Corruptive Nature Of Society As Shown In Goldi
The Corruptive Nature Of Society As Shown In Golding\'s Lord Of The Flies In Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents pessimistic view of society. He uses the story of a group of boys stranded on a deserted island to examine a multitude of specific social issues, such as leadership, sadism, and the role of intellectuals in society. Taken together, this presentation of opinions on social issues brings the reader to the question of the nature of society. As to this question, Golding asserts tha
Book Review of The Burning Man by Phillip Margol
Book Review of The Burning Man by Phillip Margol
Book Review of The Burning Man by Phillip Margolin Peter Hale, the son of Richard Hale, a four-year associate at Hale, Greaves, Strobridg, Marquand, and Bartlett, has lived his life under the shadow of his father. Despite having a high five-figure salary and fire-engine-red Porsche, Peter was constantly trying to overcome the expectations of his high- class lawyer of a father, who was former president of the Oregon State Bar. Handling only small-time cases did not present Peter with the opport
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Glass Cieling
The Glass Cieling
The Glass Cieling The glass ceiling has held women back from certain positions and opportunities in the workplace. Women are stereotyped as part-time, lower-grade workers with limited opportunities for training and advancement because of this glass ceiling . How have women managed their careers when confronted by this glass ceiling? It has been difficult; American women have struggled for their role in society since 1848. Women’s roles have changed significantly throughout the past centuries bec
The Clifford Ball
The Clifford Ball
The Clifford Ball The Ball, the ball, the ball. The Clifford Ball 1996, the greatest musical performance I\'ve ever witnessed, a time I\'ll never forget. Where the fuck is Plattsburg, New York? That was the main concern on a warm summer afternoon, as we began to pack up the car for a trip that will remain crisp in my mind better then vacation I\'ve ever been on. It was Tom, Tim, Joe, Beau, Tom\' brother Steve, Alex who flew in from Wisconsin, Tim\'s brother Sean and myself Tony. The weather co
Coca-Cola and its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a thr
-The Lotos-Eaters By Tennyson
-The Lotos-Eaters By Tennyson
-The Lotos-Eaters By Tennyson I. Introduction For many years, Tennyson has attracted readers by what Edmond Gosse called the beauty of the atmosphere which Tennyson contrives to cast around his work, molding it in the blue mystery of twilight, in the opaline haze of sunset. He is one of the greatest representative figures of the Victorian Age. His writing incorporates many poetic styles and includes some of the finest idyllic poetry in the language. He is one of the few poets to have produced
Cocaine
Cocaine
Cocaine The potent drug cocaine was first prescribed as an anesthetic and a painkiller by doctors who believed that it was a safe substitute for morphine. The drug is a white, crystalline compound that has been processed from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca), a tropical shrub commonly found wild in Peru and Bolivia and cultivated in many other countries. For centuries South American Indians have chewed the coca leaves for pleasure and to help them withstand strenuous working cond
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been miswritten? The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in
CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua
CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua
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
DARE
DARE
DARE I Promise not to do drugs because I know that if I do drugs A. Nobody will like me except people that do drugs (druggies). Also I\'d rather be drug- free than a druggie. I\'ve learned a lot in Dare. First of all, I always have someone to talk to for all of my problems. Like when I have family, friend or any trouble, I can talk instead of having it bottled up inside of me. In Dare, I learned that there is more stuff to do instead of smoking. Like for instance, My friend and I are starting a
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Introduction I. -A Los Angeles family takes a wrong turn into gang territory and is fired upon. A 3-year-old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded. -A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransom payments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails to pay. -Two FBI agents and a police sergeant are murdered inside the Washington, D.C. police headquarters by a gang member. -A Pittsburgh police sergeant walking home with his daughter is
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and people have always enjoyed it\'s effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report are called psychoactive drugs; those drugs that influence or alter the workings of the mind, affect moods, emotions, feelings, and thinking processes. Drug Dependence/Addiction There are three basic characteristics that indicate that the user is dependent on a drug. First, the user continues
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we ar
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It'
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It'
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It\'s Implicati INTRODUCTION For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explains the degree to which the extant models omit important influences that produce varied individual choice behaviour. The focus of this paper is on the sequences of product purchases. Discretiona
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence Mike Burgoyne Symptoms of Substance Dependence Associated with Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Illicit Drugs --- United States, 1991--1992 Each year in the United States, approximately 400,000 deaths result from cigarette smoking, 100,000 from misuse of alcohol, and 20,000 from use of illicit drugs. Many of the adverse health effects associated with the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs result from long-term use caused by substance dependence (i.e., addiction)---a cluste
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society A major problem that exists within Canadian society is the abuse of mind- altering substances. Such narcotics cause not only health problems, but also violent and potentially criminal acts. A mind-altering narcotic can be defined as both the legal and illegal type. The four main categories of drugs are: narcotics, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, and hallucinogens. Most of these drugs are highly addictive and are usually obtained by prescription or are
Thousand Acres
Thousand Acres
Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley, is a story of incest, ignorance, and the imperialistic voice of the almighty man. Ignorance of being lead by a man, particular views of Rose and Ginny, and domesticated to believe that When we are good girls and accept our circumstances, we\'re glad about it. . .When we are bad girls, it drives us crazy (99). The imperialistic voice usually comes from the omnipotent Larry Cook, Rose, Ginny, and Caroline’s father. And the incestuous relations only
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
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 Prohibition
Drug Prohibition
Drug Prohibition There are no panaceas for the world\'s drug problems, but legalizing drugs, un-clog the court system, and free prison space for real criminals. comes as close as any single policy could. Removing legal penalties from the production, sale and use of controlled substances would not create a heaven on Earth, but it would alleviate many of the nation\'s social and political problems. Legalization would reduce drug-related crime, save the U.S. billions of dollars In 1984, a kilog
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence In order for a chemical to be considered a drug it must have the capacity to affect how the body works--to be biologically active. No substance that has the power to do this is completely safe, and drugs are approved only after they demonstrate that they are relatively safe when used as directed, and when the benefits outweigh their risks. Thus, some very dangerous drugs are approved because they are necessary to treat serious illness. Digitalis, which causes the heart muscle to
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economi
Drugs in the Music Industry
Drugs in the Music Industry
Drugs in the Music Industry The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be? The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn\'t immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today\'s society, and drugs, especially to today\'s youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all. In the last two or three years, drugs, especially h
Drug Smuggling
Drug Smuggling
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
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania The WWW of most URL’s (Uniform/Universal Resource Locator’s) literally translated, means the WORLD WIDE WEB. As such, one would think that it would be easy to find information and sites from virtually any point in the world. To some extent, this is the case -- but it can be very difficult. As a large part of our assignment was the comparison of the SAWNET (South Asian Women\'s NETwork) website, with another site which we found to be equally diverse, I
A Crime Of Compassion
A Crime Of Compassion
A Crime Of Compassion Who has the right to take one\'s life from them? The Supreme Court says that no man shall take the life of another man without punishment. The Bible says, Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13), yet humans are still the only species that kills their own kind. Murder is wrong. Murder is unlawful. But when does taking the pain and suffering away from a dying victim become murder? Barbara Huttmann believes that there is a time when living has just gone too far. Her essay A Crime o
Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption Transracial Adoption Many adoptions are being taken place in America today. These adoptions are not always of the same race, transracial adoption is very popular among eager couples who are willing to adopt. Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child of one race by a couple of another race. Adopting children from different races has brought up many controversies and the government has had to step in. There are mixed views on the case of transracial adoption, some believ
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism Treatments of Alcoholism University of ??? TREATMENTS OF ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism can destroy the life of an alcoholic and devastate the alcoholic\'s family. But it also has overwhelming consequences for society. Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: *In 1988, alcoholism and problems related to it cost the United States an estimated $85.8 billion in mortality and reduced productivity; *Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woma
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His L
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His L
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His Life Works) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period
A Difficult Decision
A Difficult Decision
A Difficult Decision Steve Bayne 1/31/00 English IV Mr. Larson Persuasive Essay A Difficult Decision Throughout each of our lives, we go through many trials. Life seems like a big smack in the face at times. Anyone can relate to this, because no one has had a perfect life, a life without blemish. Hardships are a part of life, without them we wouldn’t learn the difference between hot and cold or right and wrong. The decisions we make now will affect us for the rest of our lives. I’ve had my share
Twain & Finn- Breaking the Language Barrier
Twain & Finn- Breaking the Language Barrier
Twain & Finn- Breaking the Language Barrier Twain & Finn: Breaking the Language Barrier Mark Twain’s use of language and dialect in the book “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” helped him to bring about the overall feel that he conveyed throughout the book, allowing him to show Huck Finn’s attitudes and beliefs concerning the nature of education, slavery, and family values. When the story begins, Huck is seen as a young boy who is not very educated nor wishes to be. He does not seem to care very mu
A Drunk Bus Driver And A Bad Accident.
A Drunk Bus Driver And A Bad Accident.
A Drunk Bus Driver And A Bad Accident. Sometimes, even from the most unsuspecting people wonderful and profound messages can originate. This is the story of one such incident when much could be learned from a person like that. On the way to school one day, this kid named Patrick went around telling everyone that he had some beer in his lunch box. Now in the 9th grade, this topic of conversation is new and exciting. He was the center of attention, and was enjoying it immensely. We all knew he did
A Teens Guide For Choosing Friends
A Teens Guide For Choosing Friends
A Teens Guide For Choosing Friends A Teens Guide for Choosing Friends How important is it that I choose the right kind of friends? How will I know if the people I hang around are the kind of people that will lead me down the wrong path in life? What kind of people do I really want to be seen with and why does it matter? These are all questions a teenager faces every day of his or her life. We must all remember that we are ultimately responsible for the choices we make and choosing the right frie
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be from the m
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion has been one of this country\'s most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution. One of those privilege is the right to pursu
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature Gibson 1 Khristy Gibson Mrs. B. Williams Advanced English IV 2 February 1997 How Literature was Affected in the Victorian Age The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain’s literature(Keach 608). The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced
Abortion Clinics Should Not Be Closed In The US
Abortion Clinics Should Not Be Closed In The US
Abortion Clinics Should Not Be Closed In The US In 1973, the Supreme Court’s decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from well-trained medical surgeons, and therefore led to dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death (“abortion”). Now there is a new proposal to close abortion clinics. This proposal takes away the privacy rights of American women that are guaranteed by our Constitution. By closing abortion clinics the government is not only taking away women
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. Woolf was one of the artists that helped start the famous Bloomsbury Group
Abortion Life or Death
Abortion Life or Death
Abortion Life or Death Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life wa
Abortion1
Abortion1
abortion1 Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized. I believe it should. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together. (2618). Each women has the right to decide whether she wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy. The termination of the pregnancy might have to do with the health of the mother herself, or ma
Acid rain
Acid rain
Acid rain INTRODUCTION: Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race as well, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. However acid rain on it\'s own is not the biggest problem. It cause many other problems such as aluminum poisoning. Acid Rain is deadly. WHAT IS ACID RAIN? Acid rain is all the rain, snow, mist etc tha
Welfare
Welfare
Welfare Welfare Welfare, it is on just about everyone’s mind, whether it is Medicare or the AFDC. Some believe there is too much and others think there is too little. As the years go by, the need for welfare reform increases. President Clinton had pledged in his 1992 campaign to end welfare as we know it . Only time will tell by what extremes welfare will change. As technology continues to increase and jobs continue to go overseas, the United States must decide what direction the welfare system
Adultery In The Military
Adultery In The Military
Adultery In The Military Adultery Debated Issue In Military In 1995 Lieutenant Kelly Flinn became the United States’ first female B-52 Bomber pilot. One year later Lt. Flinn began a relationship with a man who was legally separated from his wife with a divorce pending. Eventually Lt. Flinn fell in love with the man and the Air Force charged her with adultery. The charges against Lt. Flinn left her facing dismissal from the military and the possibility of serving up to nine-and-a-half years in pr
What is Public Relations Select 2 definitions and
What is Public Relations Select 2 definitions and
What is Public Relations Select 2 definitions and assess The Mexican Statement, agreed on by the World Assembly of Public Relations Associations in Mexico City in August 1978 (Seitel, 1992, 8), reads, Public relations practice is the art and social science of analysing trends, predicting their consequences, counselling organisation leaders, and implementing planned programmes of action which will serve both the organisation\'s and the public interest. Strengths 1. The emphasis that public rela
What Makes Those X-Men So Darn Great
What Makes Those X-Men So Darn Great
What Makes Those X-Men So Darn Great Why Does Zach Like Those So Much? Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 Third and Final Draft When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid’s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to
The affects of tabloids on politics
The affects of tabloids on politics
The affects of tabloids on politics In today’s society the media usually dictates the way that we view public figures. These figures include anyone who is in the public eye whether it between musicians, actors, athletes or politicians. Politicians spend much of their time in the spotlight due to the fact that their public exposure, or over-exposure, is usually what is responsible for their current position in the political scheme. Tabloids are part of our American popular culture. Whether we are