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Facisc Word Count: 1307 FASCISM When the word “fascism” is mentioned people usually associate the word with German Nazis’. There is more to fascism than just German Nazis.’ Fascism is an interesting topic that should be further examined and explained so it is no longer simply associated with German Nazis’. This essay will explain what fascism is (definition), how fascism groups are run, the ideology of fascism, and some past examples of how fascist governments operated. Fascism is a form of cou
FAS Word Count: 2933 On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a woman’s competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS
Issues Of Human Cloning Word Count: 1556 The Issue of Human Cloning The recent news of the successful cloning of an adult sheep-in which the sheep\'s DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA-has generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the now famous sheep, nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry, but rather about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most par
MArijuana Word Count: 3800 Beatriz Lama Pérez Marjory Hutchinson ENG – 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided
Nationalism In The Global Village Word Count: 2690 INTRODUCTION With the dawning of the information age there has been a shrinking of relative distances between people and places all over the world. With an increase in international communication comes an increase in cultural sharing. Cultures all over the planet reflect influences of neighboring cultures and other international trading partners. As these and many other factors work towards creating a global village many people are baffled by t
Rainforest Dilema Word Count: 1872 Can you picture our earth without forests? Many of us can’t. Forests cover approximately one fifth of the worlds land surface and play an important role in our everyday lives (Dudley 4). Forests provide us with many products and services from helping maintain erosion to providing jobs for our citizens. Humanity depends on the survival of a healthy ecosystem and deforestation is causing many social, economic and ecological problems. One ecological problem is Gl
Th Brain Word Count: 868 Your brain has two sides ,and each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. The more we integrate those two sides, the more developed we make ourselves. Integration not only increases our ability to creatively solve problems, but to control physical problems such as epilepsy and migraines. Even more startling is evidence coming to light that we have become a left-brain culture . Your brain\'s right and left side have distinctly different ways of looking a
Gangs: A Violent Reality Gangs: A Violent Reality Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to
Legalization of Marijana: For Legalization of Marijana: For It\'s time we put to rest the myth that smoking marijuana is a fringe or deviant activity, engaged in only by those on the margins of American society. In reality, marijuana smoking is extremely common, and marijuana is the recreational drug of choice for millions of mainstream, middle class Americans. According to the most recent NIDA data1, between 65 and 71 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives, and 10
Nightclubs\' Role In Our Drug Problem Nightclubs\' Role In Our Drug Problem Cultural beliefs, expectations, and ideals - how they contribute to drug use. Why they cause certain anti-drug efforts to fail The extermination of illegal drugs has always been one of our most important, worldwide issues. Ending the existence of drugs is one of the toughest and most complicated goals we face. Despite our constant battle against them, illegal substances continue to exist and thrive in our culture. With
Ritalin Ritalin Abstract Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a mild CNS stimulant. In medicine, Ritalin\'s primary use is treatment of Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The mode of action in humans is not completely understood, but Ritalin presumably activates the arousal system of the brain stem and the cortex to produce its stimulant effect. Recently, the frequency of diagnosis for ADHD has increased dramatically. More children and an increasing number of adults are being diagnosed wit
Animal Rights Animal Rights Isn\'t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife--birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes--by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative--and fatal--health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and ki
Estuaries Estuaries An estuary is a coastal area where fresh water from rivers and streams mixes with salt water from the ocean. Many bays, sounds, and lagoons along coasts are estuaries. Portions of rivers and streams connected to estuaries are also considered part of the estuary. The land area from which fresh water drains into the estuary is its watershed. Estuaries come in all shapes and sizes, each unique to their location and climate. Bays, sounds, marshes, swamps, inlets, and sloughs are
Global Economy and the Environment Global Economy and the Environment As the global economy gets integrated, national or local corporations will gradually transform in to a multinational corporation (MNC). When this type of development occurs, the host countries are usually the ones that become the immediate stake holders. This is because when a MNC sets its foot into a host country, there are economic, political, social and environmental impacts that result from their corporate actions. In man
Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited Privately Owned Gasoline Powered Vehicles Should Be Limited February 25, 1995 Social Studies 10H The automobile has become a very important part of today\'s society. It is a necessity to own or to have access to a car in order to keep up with all of the competition of the business world, and also one\'s social demands. Most people would not be able to travel around a country or the world without this incredible machine, for it provides
The Effect of Viewing Television Violence on Childhood Aggression The Effect of Viewing Television Violence on Childhood Aggression Abstract There is a great deal of speculation on the effect television plays in childhood aggression. Two contrasting views regarding this issue are violent television increases aggressive behavior and violent television does not increase aggressive behavior. Later research demonstrates there may be other intervening variables causing aggression. These include IQ,
The Population Problem The Population Problem Two hundred years ago, Thomas Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population, reached the conclusion that the number of people in the world will increase exponentially, while the ability to feed these people will only increase arithmetically (21). Current evidence shows that this theory may not be far from the truth. For example, between 1950 and 1984, the total amount of grain produced more than doubled, much more than the increase in populati
J.M Coetzee\'s The Harms of Pornography J.M Coetzee\'s The Harms of Pornography As the debate over pornography and its place in society grows hotter every day, several authors in particular shed a new light on the subject. Both their intuition and insight involving their beliefs can help the reader a great deal in seeing aspects of this debate that might have otherwise gone without the consideration that they so deserve. I believe that pornography is not only okay, but is allowing our count
AIDS AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a recently recognized disease entity. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks selected cells in the immune system (see IMMUNITY) and produces defects in function. These defects may not be apparent for years. They lead in a relentless fashion, however, to a severe suppression of the immune system\'s ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to an invasion by various infect
Sex and Agression: Whip me, Beat me, Make me feel like an IDIOT! Sex and Agression: Whip me, Beat me, Make me feel like an IDIOT! This documentary does hit on the key issues of instinctual drive, Sex and Aggression. I felt like sex and aggression was met by both participants in each sexcapade by the use of what the customer felt was a mixture of love and domination. Love is what I felt all the customers were looking to their dominatrix for; and by them humiliating, beating and subduing them the
A Review of The Outsiders Club Screened on BBC 2 in October 96 A Review of The Outsiders Club Screened on BBC 2 in October 96 MA Diploma Disability Studies INTRODUCTION I decided to write a review on the social group known as The Outsiders. The group\'s main aim is to enable disabled adults to form personal relationships, including specifically sexual ones (Shakespeare 1996), either with each other or with non-disabled members. The group has been in existence for several years, and has attr
Male/Female Differences in Perceptions of Sexual Harassment Male/Female Differences in Perceptions of Sexual Harassment One of your male co-workers has a revealing photograph of a female on his desk at work. You ask him to remove the picture because it makes you feel uncomfortable. He does not remove the picture. Do you think this is a form of sexual harassment? According to Bertha Brooks, a speaker on the subject of sexual harassment, this scenario exhibits a form of sexual harassment. For man
Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents It\'s just another Friday night, but this time it\'s the guy\'s night out. What do many teenage boys have on their mind? They want to go cruising down the highway at 80 miles per hour with the windows down. Find some beer, and some women that they can get drunk, have sex with and have something to tell about the next day. The sad thing is, that most of the time it is true. A survey was taken in Nebraska in September of 1995, w
Swinger\'s Not Just on Playgrounds Anymore Swinger\'s Not Just on Playgrounds Anymore By: Tanya Holt Dave\'s marriage had hit the rocks. His wife had lost interest in sex, and Dave did not know how to deal with it. He did not know whether she was bored with him or simply bored with sex. In his search for an answer Dave and his wife attended a swinger\'s party. This would eventually end Dave\'s marriage, but it would also lead him to greener pastures. She did not want to share the lifestyle wit
Critique On Advertising In Our Society Critique On Advertising In Our Society A critique on the impact of advertising in our society. Consider visuals and verbal or written language. (1000 words) The impact of advertising on our society is a fiercely debated topic, and has been ever since the conception of advertising in its most basic form. There are negative and positive social and economic impacts upon society from advertising in its various forms. For instance, advertising promoting public
Erikson\'s Psychosocial Theory of Development: Young Adults Erikson\'s Psychosocial Theory of Development: Young Adults The young adult has numerous stresses placed upon them through the route of development. Erikson has theorised developmental stages of growth into tasks. Of Eriksons\' theoretical tasks, one task describes the theory of intimacy versus isolation. This task theory can be examined using the normative crisis model. The knowledge of developmental tasks of the young adult can be be
Kozol\'s Amazing Grace: Trials and Tribulations of Everyday Life Kozol\'s Amazing Grace: Trials and Tribulations of Everyday Life Introduction Jonathan Kozol\'s Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, liv
Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of Political Correctness Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of Political Correctness Every American probably knows what it means to be politically correct. After all, we hear about it on the news almost every night. We have to be constantly aware of whether or not something we say or do is going to offend someone. This mode of communication is present in every aspect of our lives, from the most formal to the most informal situations. This
Costs and Contributions: The Wave From South of The Border Costs and Contributions: The Wave From South of The Border Every year, hundreds of millions of people enter the US via land ports of entry, and the INS each year apprehends over 1.3 million aliens at or near the border. Over 90 percent of those apprehended near the border are Mexicans, and some who enter the US legally and illegally are carrying drugs into the US. This influx of illegal immigrants from south of the border has created qu
From Welfare to Workfare From Welfare to Workfare TABLE OF CONTENTS THE ORIGINS OF WORKFARE 1 THE BASICS OF WORKFARE . 2 PC POLICY DIRECTION OF WORKFARE 2 WHY? A CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW 4 WHY NOT? AN OPPOSITION\'S POINT OF VIEW 6 CONCLUSION 8 WORKS CITED THE ORIGINS OF WORKFARE There\'s an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a welfare recipient\'s cheque, where he\'ll never find it? Under his work boots. When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative
Gun Control Gun Control Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today\'s society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control. Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored, statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975. There
Immigration and Its Effect on the Economy of the U.S Immigration and Its Effect on the Economy of the U.S The 1990s have brought the largest influx of immigrants into labor force of the United States of any decade in this nation\'s history. A panel of social science scholars concluded their assessment of U.S. society with the observation that America\'s biggest import is people and determined that at a time when attention is directed to the general decline in American exceptionalism, America
Is the Criminal Justice System Racially Biased? Is the Criminal Justice System Racially Biased? Most criminologist use two sources of criminal justice data in the United States: the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Surveys (NCVS). The URC data is made from law enforcement agencies and include crime incidents reported to or obtained by the police. NCVS data is obtained from a very complex national survey of a sample of homes and provide information about crime inc
Labor Unions Labor Unions GROWTH OF THE FACTORY In colonial America, most of the manufacturing was done by hand in a home. Labor took place in workshops attached to the side of a home. As towns grew into cities, the demand for manufactured goods increased. Some workshop owners began hiring helpers to increase production. Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious. They worked side by side, had the same interests and held similar political views. The factory system that
Linking Media with Fitness Perceptions: A Study on the Affect of Media on Fitness and Body Image Linking Media with Fitness Perceptions: A Study on the Affect of Media on Fitness and Body Image Abstract This research examined the media and how it affects fitness and body image. This was assessed by collecting data from surveys taken by three groups of ten high school students, five of each sex. Two of the three groups were exposed to different media packages, one depicted images of unnaturally
Medicare in the \'96 Elections Medicare in the \'96 Elections Among the many differences between President Bill Clinton (Democrat) and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole (Republican), lays a common debate topic, Healthcare. The issue is the fact that funding in Medicare\'s budget will not last but another four years. Both Republicans and Democrats have ideas on how this budget should be reformed, but the two have not yet come to a median resolution. In the beginning of the Presidential campaign Me
1996: A Turbulent Year for Israel 1996: A Turbulent Year for Israel 1996 has been a very turbulent year for Israel. This lies in the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995. Rabin\'s great work in the peace process with it\'s Arab neighbors has been nearly reversed by Israel\'s newly elected Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who actively opposed the peace process in the election. Netanyahu\'s term of service has not only affected Israel politically but also socially, intellectually
Murder Murder And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. (Genesis 4:8) Back in those days, murder was pretty clear cut. If you killed someone, it was called murder. Of course, if you had a reason, then it was justifiable. Back then, it was an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Or a life for a life. But in these fast paced and politically correct times, is there justifiable murder? Webster
Opposing The Death Penalty Opposing The Death Penalty Taking this course has made me ponder on many issues which I never deemed worthy of my thoughts. I always considered the death penalty one of those things which I never had to concern myself with. First of all I\'m not planning to commit any vial crimes, and I don\'t think anyone I care about has those plans either. Secondly, I\'ve never been conscious or concerned with the likes of criminals. When we began speaking on the subject, I thought
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of older Americans. Percy felt that older Americans could attain a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment by remaining physically and intellectually active in society, thus came about his idea to form the AARP. The AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membe
The Police and Corruption The Police and Corruption The police. Twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year, this division of our government has a mandate to enforce the criminal law and preserve public peace. Understood in this mandate is an obligation to police everyday life matters that originate in the daily lives and activities of citizens within their community. Police interact in some form with the average citizen more often than any other government official. In societ
Jeremy Rifkin\'s The End of Work Jeremy Rifkin\'s The End of Work Assignment #2 by Sugumar Sivagnanam 233722 Sec. C Dominic Lozada 228223 Sec. B Mike McDonald Sec. C Presented for M.N. Kiggundu Business 42.210 Individuals tend to develop a false sense of security concerning the certainty of their jobs. After working for an organization for fifteen or more years, it is difficult for them to understand that their employers may no longer need their service. Jeremy Rifkin wrote The End of Work
Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court? Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court? Over the past ten years, more research has been done involving children\'s testimony than that of all the prior decades combined. Ceci & Bruck (93) have cited four reasons for this : - The opinion of psychology experts is increasingly being accepted by courts as testimony, - Social research is more commonly being applied to the issues of children\'s rights, - More research into adult suggestibility i
Sociology: The Comparative Method Sociology: The Comparative Method Sociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as the most efficient way to expose taken-for-granted \'truths\' or laws that people have adopted. But what is this comparative method and how does it work? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to exposing these false \'truths\'. What forms or variations of the comparative method exist? In the pages to follow I will attempt to give you some insight and underst
How Identities, Aspirations, and Achievements Of Two Females Were Affected By The Aspects of Family, Class, Gender, and Race How Identities, Aspirations, and Achievements Of Two Females Were Affected By The Aspects of Family, Class, Gender, and Race The intent of this paper is to compare and contrast the ways in which the identities, aspirations, and achievements of two upper class females were affected by the aspects of family, class, gender, and particularly race. Race will be particularly sc
Stay Tuned: The Exploitation Of Children In Television Advertisements 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 selli
Teenage Suicide Teenage Suicide The killing of own life intentionally is referred as suicide. Over the past years, American society has been concerned about this issue, especially teenage suicide. The suicide rate among teenagers is not constant for a period of time; it keeps changing over time. Most of the time, the suicide rate among boys is greater than that among girls. Different types of people in our society respond to this issue in different ways. Earlier in this year, some 932 parents o
Technology and the Future of Work Technology and the Future of Work Every society creates an idealised image of the future - a vision that serves as a beacon to direct the imagination and energy of its people. The Ancient Jewish nation prayed for deliverance to a promised land of milk and honey. Later, Christian clerics held out the promise of eternal salvation in the heavenly kingdom. In the modern age, the idea of a future technological utopia has served as the guiding light of industrial soc
The Mexican U.S. Connection The Mexican U.S. Connection Mexico and the United States have been close together, at the same time being so far apart. Mexico and the U.S. have maintained a healthy neighbor to neighbor relationship over the centuries. There have been disputes of course, but for the most part we are working together. When striving to maintain a healthy relationship between neighboring countries, certain problems arise. When the countries don\'t have the same standard of living, peop
The Role of the U.S. in the Third World in the Year 2000 The Role of the U.S. in the Third World in the Year 2000 The United States budget will continue to tighten and we must better utilize our dollars spent on Third World aid. The questions of illegal immigration, the population explosion, and environmental issues will become vital to our future. With closer linkage of US aid to these issues we can get the most bang for our buck. The best way to stop illegal immigration into the United States