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essay
essay
Gun, Drugs, Murder Since the days of the pioneers, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to reduce the crime in the United States, has been a hotly debated issue in recent years. Although many people feel that g
grandparents raising children
grandparents raising children
Grandparents raising children Why are Grandparents raising their young children? How will they afford to care for the child? What resources are available to help? What are the legal issues that Grandparents face? Who will enroll the child into school? Who makes health care decisions for the child? What are the concerns of the Grandparent, Parent, Teacher, and the child? These are all important questions that I will answer. The information that I have read related to working with families in many
sociological iss
sociological iss
Abstract In recent decades, test scores have come to dominate the discourse about schools and their accomplishments (Amrein & Berliner, 2002). In 1983, the National Commission on Education released A Nation at Risk, the most influential report on education of the past few decades (Amrein & Berliner, 2002). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000) believes that far-reaching and critical educational decisions should be made only on the basis of multiple measures. There has been an in
Same-Sx Marriages
Same-Sx Marriages
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
the future of broadband
the future of broadband
Broadband Velocity to Change The FCC?s new plan to reshape broadband will bring changes on a par with those that accompanied the transcontinental railroad and telegraph over 150 years ago. The high-speed wired and wireless communications system it envisions will revolutionize the communication business and the fabric of American society on the order of magnitude that railroad and telegraph did back in Lincoln?s day. In 1862 President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, authorizing construct
Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purpose
Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purpose
Public Policy Proposal 1 Running Head: Public Policy Proposal Public Policy Proposal : Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purpose Liza Murphy Community College English 102-XB College Composition II Saturday 12:00pm Public Policy Proposal 2 Abstract: legalizing marijuana is a fiercely debated topic looming over our society today; this subject has divided family, friends and lawmakers alike. In this paper I will assert that legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes would improve our society and ou
failures of the league
failures of the league
Failures Several factors have been given to explain why the League of Nations did not achieve as much success. Firstly, the league failed because it seemed to be an organization created for the benefit of the victorious powers. It was closely associated with the Versailles Treaty which was hated by many countries. The league was further weakened because it had no army to effectively take action when there was a military dispute. Apart from the above mentioned reasons, most of the great powers d
welfare
welfare
Welfare was established to help people in need. This includes helping people who are unemployed, have a low income, or other people who require assistance. Most of these money resources come from the government agency or other programs. The intention of these programs is to benefit low income people, especially children. This temporary assistance for needy families was created to boost family income levels. Those who use the system until income is favorable I would call the ?deserving poor?. Wel
Media Reaction
Media Reaction
Illegal immigration has been an issue in this country for many years. The impact of illegal immigration presents a strain on social services and can result in a lack of sufficient employment opportunities in a country where the financial structure is already stretched thin and continues to have high unemployment rates among legal residents. By adding illegal immigrants to those searching for work and trying to support themselves and a family, relations between legal and illegal groups can be dif
Single Family and Child Care Issues
Single Family and Child Care Issues
Single Family Issues As the years have progressed since attention has been given to the effect of being raised in a single parent household, there are more and more correlations to how children perform academically and socially as opposed to those that have both parents present. In a family set up, both the mother and father figure have distinctive roles to play to ensure that a child grows up to be a capable and well rounded person. Family and childcare issues may seem to be minor obstacles th
motivation
motivation
Some students seem naturally enthusiastic about learning, while others need teachers to inspire, challenge, and stimulate them. Effective learning in the classroom depends on the teacher?s ability to maintain the interest from the beginning. Some students will be motivated by the approval of others, some by overcoming challenges. To encourage students to become self-motivated learners, teachers can begin by making sure that students are active participants in learning. In my experience students
The Beatles' Impact on America
The Beatles' Impact on America
The impact of the Beatles in America was not only a musical revolution, but created a phenomenal social and cultural change. Although the Beatles were British, their image was guided by American values. ?Compared to Britain, America was modern, romantic, and sexy, - and so were the Beatles.? The Beatles stepped on American soil on February 7th, 1964. They set the musical and popular culture agenda for the next decade. America would never be the same again. ?The Beatles buoyant melodies, playfu
Kinship Orginations
Kinship Orginations
The social kinship structure of the Australian Aborigines impacts their behavior in the following ways: whom they could marry, who looks after the children if a parent dies, and who is responsible for another person?s debts or misdeeds. In looking into their cultural lifestyle, understanding how they differ from present day life will govern how we take on our everyday roles and responsibilities. The Australian Aborigines migrated back from when the Ice Age was around, which was probably more tha
The Way of the Gamer
The Way of the Gamer
The Way of the Nerd: A Polemic I am a Gamer. Why does that sentence feel like an admission of guilt or the gunshot that leads to social suicide for so many people? Probably because very few people hesitate to tell me that gaming does nothing for me, that I?m wasting my time talking to strangers, making worthless money in an online world, becoming socially inept, and that I won?t be able to put my video game experience down on a job application. The truth is that gamers are subject to a harsh ste
Autism:Needs and Con
Autism:Needs and Con
Autism: Needs and Considerations for Success Tori Deines ESE 315: Survey of Exceptional Students Instructor Nikki Belt 11/19/2011  Autism: Needs and Considerations for Success Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) diagnosis is a very prevalent diagnosis with children. ?Autism - or more precisely the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) - represents a broad group of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repet
animal rights
animal rights
Animals Used for Experimentation 1. More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. Exact numbers aren't available because mice, rats, birds and cold-blooded animals?who make up more than 95 percent of animals used in experiments?are not covered by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act and therefore go uncounted. To test cosmetics, hous
Race and Ethinicity
Race and Ethinicity
Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic American Diversity Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Columbian Americans are four ethnic groups, who have much in common, yet remain separate ethnic groups. This paper will examine the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial status of these ethnic groups and summarize major differences and commonalties apparent among them. Mexican Americans Linguistic Nearly 70 percent of Mexican American households speak both English and Spanish, whi
Intro To Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Individuals
Intro To Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Individuals
Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals By: Tina Marie Chatmon  My paper seeks to inform you, my fellow course mates and future counselors, appropriate treatment approaches that will help ensure the development or enhancement of effective LGBT sensitive programs. I will provide information on sexual orientation, legal issues, and treatment approaches from a LGBT standpoint. Substance abuse in the LGBT community by LGBT individuals
hispanic american diversity
hispanic american diversity
Amber McDonald Hispanic American Diversity Introduction It is important to note that when it comes to Hispanic groups in the U.S, they tend to diverse in an ethnic sense as opposed to a racial sense when compared to the Native Americans. Over time, we have had an improvement in the visibility of Hispanic groups both at the economic as well as political and this is a significant deviation from the past. In this text, I discuss four Hispanic groups living in the United States and identify their li
Personal freedom vs protection
Personal freedom vs protection
Should personal freedom be forgone for the protection of the society as a whole, is a question that has been argued from the time of Aristotle and Plato. (Velasquez et al, 1992) While there are several valid arguments that support both of the conditions mentioned above, there is obviously severe concern over how much of each is acceptable. ?How much? personal freedom should be given up to preserve ?how much? common good? Furthermore, there is even disagreement over what is common good. All membe
SOC490
SOC490
Individuals and/or Families below the Poverty Level Poverty has been a social issue for many individuals and families throughout the centuries, and it continues to be a serious social problem in modern day. The two main issues that contribute to families remaining below the poverty level are lack of education and lack of jobs that provide adequate income. The lack of education and low incomes are factors that affect poverty because individuals and families cannot make enough money to change thei
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion LaTeisha Davis SOC 203: Social Problems Melissa Reed April 12, 2012 Abortion Abortion is the expulsion of the fetus or embryo from the uterus before it is due for delivery. It arguably tops the list among the controversial issues of our time. It is rightfully so because what is at stake is the health of both the unborn baby and the mother. This issue has been made even more controversial by the involvement of politicians who have tirelessly campaigned to win some groups for their positi
yahoo
yahoo
In the article, ?Leadership in Troubled Times,? by Martha Casassa talks about how to be a great leader or a manager at a work place. Article started off with economic crisis caused many anxious situations for employees such as job loss, home loss, family disruption, and retirement concerns. It addresses that main problem employee face are they feel they have less control over these factors such as job security, consumer and co-worker relationships, confidence, trust, worthy and supportive Casass
CSR and Ethics
CSR and Ethics
In this age and time, sport can be defined as a social institution because it has the ability to transcend borders. No matter an individual?s socio-economic status, gender, age, sexuality or culture, sport has the ability to bring communities together. Sport as an industry has an influence over people that is greater than most other industries and this is where Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics come into play. These two concepts go hand-in-hand when dealing with the sport industry becau
Decriminalization of Marijuana
Decriminalization of Marijuana
Decriminalization of Marijuana There are many arguments and points of view on whether marijuana should be legalized or remain illegal. The first question we have to ask ourselves is ?Do individuals deserve the right to decide whether or not they should use marijuana?? Is it right for the government to dictate what individuals do in the privacy of their own homes as long as it does not pose a threat to them or harm others? Marijuana, when used in moderation, is not anymore harmful than alcohol or
Primary Function of Human Resource Management
Primary Function of Human Resource Management
Primary Function of Human Resource Management BUS303: Human Resources Management Brandi Miller Instructor: Reginald Cason June 25, 2012 EEO and Affirmative Action, . EEO caters for four main target groups, which include, people with impairment/disability, indigenous, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and women. The EEO legislation ensures that everyone has equal access to employment and its benefits To devise an effective recruiting strategy, one must understand the mission of equal
PSYCH
PSYCH
Psychological Science http://pss.sagepub.com/ üI Feel Your Voice : Cultural Differences in the Multisensory Perception of Emotion Akihiro Tanaka, Ai Koizumi, Hisato Imai, Saori Hiramatsu, Eriko Hiramoto and Beatrice de Gelder Psychological Science 2010 21: 1259 originally published online 16 August 2010 DOI: 10.1177/0956797610380698 The online version of this article can be found at: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/9/1259 üPublished by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: Association
Narrative Techniques of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce
Narrative Techniques of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce
Q. What were the common Narrative Techniques adopted by the great Modernist writers like Virginia Woolf and James Joyce? The literary perspective of the 20th century reflected the complexity of the contemporary thoughts, the whirlpool of ideas, offering an overall image of the changes that occurred in the minds of the individuals due to the several events such as the world wars, the social structures threatened by the expansion of the industrialization in Europe, as well as the fluctuating econo
Mental Health in Firefighters
Mental Health in Firefighters
Mental Health in Firefighters From large scale disasters to minor car wrecks, people look up to firefighters as heroes. They are revered as brave and tough in any situation and their heroics are praised. But there is a side we rarely see to our firefighters. Because firefighters are first responders and arrive on scene to nearly any given situation, they often experience the worst of the situation. Firefighting is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, due to the situations they are p
yes
yes
On April 6th, 1994 a plane was shot down in the middle of the night. In that plane was the president of Rwanda, Juvenal Haybyarimana. This task was suspected to have been carried out by a group called Interhamwe, a Hutu extremists group saught to give pretext to restart the ethnic conflict with the Tutsis. That or it was assumed that the leader, Paul Kagame of the leader of the Tutsi rebel group at the time saught out to destroy the president yet it is still undetermined who did it to this day.
jokes on yu
jokes on yu
An essay on haha The subject of haha has been covered intensively by the world press over the past decade. I really, really like haha. While it is becoming a hot topic for debate, haha is featuring more and more in the ideals of the young and upwardly mobile. Inevitably haha is often misunderstood by the easily lead, many of whom blame the influence of television. In the light of this I will break down the issues in order to give each of them the thought that they fully deserve Social Factors So
Conflict and Peacemaking
Conflict and Peacemaking
Conflict and Peacemaking Roxanne Mays Social Psychology/PSY400 July 18, 2011 Dorothy Rodwell Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking The purpose if this paper is to examine articles, which are related to conflict resolution and peacemaking. There will be an analysis completed on different articles related to conflict resolution and peacemaking. Finally, the last purpose of this paper is to provide a description of the elements of conflict resolution and peacemaking. In today?s society, individuals a
Pre-School Curriculum
Pre-School Curriculum
Pre-School Curriculum Sheila Bagwell ECE 311 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods Karla Cannon January 21, 2013 Pre-School age children from ages three to five years old are eager and thriving to learn. Qualified teachers are crucial in helping young children to develop. To incorporate age appropriate curriculum, the teachers need to know their children and their characteristics. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was one of the most influential researchers in the area of developmental psychology during
business
business
Area 1: Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops is an Australian business that makes and sells chocolate, liquorice and other confectionery, such as their famous Rocklea Road. Darrell Lea offers several confectionery product lines ranging from box chocolates, to fresh licorice, to sugar-free products and fundraising bars. The main aim of Darrell Lea is to sell its products at a profit. During peak times, Darrell Lea employed up to 1,200 people. The innovation used by Darrell lea was to introduce new produc
the epidemic of obesity
the epidemic of obesity
Obesity Throughout the United States, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. This problem alone may even become the next epidemic and cause for even more problems. In medical terms, obese means extremely fat, and very overweight. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 35.7% of the United States is considered obese. From 1990 to 2010 the United States had a dramatic increase in obesity. What are the key contributors to that alarming statistic? A few factors come to mind when
Alzheimer\'s Disease
Alzheimer\'s Disease
Alzheimer?s Disease Alzheimer?s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer who discovered the disease in 1906 after studying the brain tissue of an elderly woman who died of an unusual mental illness. It is a serious disease which causes mental deterioration and eventually death. Alzheimer?s disease is ?a progressive degenerating process of neural tissue? (Black). The symptoms of this disease can be slowed with certain treatments, but cannot yet be prevented or cured. Although not an infectious
business
business
he contemporary business managers face problems with the intelligence, ethics, and capabilities of employees more than any other issue. The education system in most countries is failing to produce productive, moral, responsible and creative thinking people. It is being taught, even at university level, now that to be actively seeking to better one\'s self is a bad thing. You must be able to weed through the individual issues to ascertain what REAL capabilities you can get from anyone. It is RA
Mattel and Toy Safety
Mattel and Toy Safety
Mattel Toy Safety On August 1, 2007, toy manufacturing giant Mattel, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of 1.5 million Fischer-Price toys, including popular children?s characters Big Bird, Elmo, and Dora the Explorer. The company learned that the paint used in manufacturing the toys contained high levels of lead (Lawrence, 2011). Lead poisoning affects nearly every organ and system in the human body. The most susceptible to the effects of lead exposure are children six years old and younger. Lead to
Women education
Women education
Women education Importance of girls’/women’s education Gender inequality in education is extreme. Girls are less likely to access school, to remain in school or to achieve in education. Education helps men and women claim their rights and realise their potential in the economic, political and social arenas. It is also the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty. Education plays a particularly important role as a foundation for girls’ development towards adult life. It should be an
Analyzing the movie blue velvet using Freud's psychosexual thoery
Analyzing the movie blue velvet using Freud's psychosexual thoery
Analyzing the movie blue velvet using Freud's psychosexual thoery INTRO/ SUMMARY OF THE MOVIE “BLUE VELVET” The movie Blue Velvet was produced/ created and brought to cinema and television screens in 1986 by the brilliant thought provoking mind of screen writer David Lynch. The story line of Blue Velvet is that of a mystery. The movie unwinds and climaxes at different scenes leaving the viewer’s cringing and craving for more; wondering what happens next? The twisted unconventional story is excel
A moderate Proposal
A moderate Proposal
A moderate Proposal Ireland’s Unorthodox Solution The essay, A Modest Proposal, is without a doubt a satirical masterpiece. Throughout the introduction, Jonathan Swift’s character describes Ireland’s impoverished conditions until he eventually introduces an unorthodox solution, all while leaving the reader unprepared for his shocking proposal. Swift uses satire to effect change by addressing social and political issues. We are first introduced to the harsh predicaments in Ireland, allowing us to
Book review
Book review
Book review In the new age of technology, online books such as E-books, Kindle, Nook, and other sources for obtaining books, why do teachers need textbooks for their classrooms? Teachers depend on history textbooks for their classes because the textbook is important with teaching the course and being in aligned with the curriculum. Social studies teachers rely on history books there are stages in their educational background that they are missing. According to data collected by the U.S. Departme
Privacy
Privacy
Privacy Introduction All of my life I have been around technology. I have always strived to learn more about it and become more competent. I have been building and fixing computers for as long as I can remember. Its been my life to work with computers. I encounter new issues every day that I solve one way or another. Whenever someone has an issue with technology they come to me first, and I’m always glad to help. It’s what I do, I help people in the only way I can. However, in more recent times
A Piaget Classsroom Plan
A Piaget Classsroom Plan
A Piaget Classsroom Plan A Piaget Classroom Plan Patricia Cole ECE 332 Child Development Instructor Melanie Rodriguez August 25, 2014  A Piaget Classroom Plan Piaget developed stage theory’s that define and describe the cognitive development of children. In his view Piaget believed that cognitive development refers to the changes in children, during their cognitive process, and the abilities they require. He believes that the mental development of a child is influenced by the biological makeup
Sociology
Sociology
Sociology Sociological imagination is the vivid awareness of the relationship between experiences and the wider society. According to Reece McGee, sociology is the study of human groups and their influences on individuals. Sociologists study groups and they look at the world from their perspective of the group that they are studying. For example: being a member of a particular religious group influences how you worship, where you worship, when you worship and how you worship. If you are a member
Nature of business
Nature of business
Nature of business Part Two – Write a business report Explain how internal and external influences impact on business oppertunities in NSW In New South Wales, the internal and external influences that may impact business oppurtunites include social, economic, financial, georgraphical.. These are some of the many external issues. Then there is management, products, location and so forth that start to make up the internal factors. These internal factors can be managed and changed if needed, extern
One man
One man
One man Most people who have lived as long as I have and experienced somewhat the same events as I have would probably be challenged by extreme issues; things that involve human rights, or abortion, or even school rules for example. Teens today are challenged by various social, religious and demographic problems that surround them. However I chose a different aspect of my life that I have challenged a million times with queries and ideas of my own. Religion is a topic that is unanimously spoken
The Plead for Peace and Equality through Song
The Plead for Peace and Equality through Song
The Plead for Peace and Equality through Song 18 April 2015 The Plead for Peace and Equality through Song A memorable song, What the World Needs Now, is a tribute to the memory of four assassinated Americans, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy, who were known as icons of social change. The song was written and composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1965 during a time of need for social change and equality. Surprisingly, Dionne Warwick refused he
Gay adoption
Gay adoption
Gay adoption Outline THESIS: Many researchers and experts have found that gay adoption should be allowed more, and should be less regulated in many of the states. I. Parents are as qualified A. More motivated B. As well suited C. No development difference D. No evidence II. Amount of foster kids is too high A. 125K kids in foster homes B. Cross racial adoption C. Florida’s ban D. No sexual orientation change III. Economic benefits A. B. C. D. IV. CONCLUSION A. Thesis reworded B. Analytical summa