The Animal Rights Movements

The animal rights movement began in the 1970ís, around the same time as the environmentalist movement. It was basically the first outspoken argument against the widely held belief that humans are superior to animals and therefore possess the right to treat them inhumanely. One of the main arguments of the animal rights activists is against the use of animals for experimentation. Corporations, laboratories, and industries use several million animals for testing each year. The major argument in favor of animal testing is the fact that it has helped to find cures and save lives. Though this is a perfectly legitimate reason to test on animals, it is hardly the only one. Many kinds of products consumed by humans are also tested for safety using animals. Humans mindlessly sacrifice millions of innocent lives of animals to ensure insignificant luxuries, such as wearing lipstick. It is not necessary, logical, nor moral to give up the lives of animals for these luxuries. Humans should not test on animals because it is morally and ethically wrong, inefficient, and in many ways avoidable.

Texts produced by non-native speakers often differ from native speaker writing in various ways. When it comes to advanced learner writing, the deviations are often discussed in terms of differences in frequencies of certain categories of words or certain structures. Another explanation studied by, for example, Mauranen (1996) is that non-native speaker texts differ from native speaker texts as regards the thematic progression. An additional aspect, which will be discussed in this study, is that learnersí tendencies to show a preference for certain constructions, such as impersonal constructions or focusing devices, may effect the themes of their texts. The study is concerned with thematic differences in argumentative writing produced by Swedish university students of English and native speakers of English. It looks into how differences between Swedish advanced learner writing and native speaker writing may be reflected in the themes and what effect the differences may have on the texts. The study briefly looks into the possibility of transfer being involved in the thematic differences between Swedish advanced learner writing and native speaker writing as a result of differences between Swedish and English sentence structures. The material studied consists of argumentative essays taken from the Swedish component of the International Corpus of Learner English and comparable native speaker writing.

THE proposals to make people with good teeth pay higher charges to fund cheap care for patients with problems makes me really cross.

The reason my family and I have good teeth is that we have visited our dentist regularly over many years, having check-ups and putting problems right as they came along.

This has cost us a lot of money and I donít see why we will now have to pay extra for othersí lack of care.


I would like to know why some parents feel the need to perpetuate the notion that Santa Claus is real with their children - personally , I just can\'t bring myself to tell my children that it is nothing more than a really neat story.

Do some parents think that there is really no "magic" in the Christmas season for children unless they believe this character is real? Are they not concerned that when their child(ren) find out that he is just a story that they might realize they\'ve been deliberately deceived for a number of years? (I ask because I remember thinking this when I discovered the truth about it

The article, "Unsuspecting Computer Users Relay Spam" named "homes with high-speed Internet connections shared by two or more computers" as being prime vehicles for forwarding SPAM.

Users that share their high-speed lines with the software that comes with their operating systems are indeed vulnerable, but principally on the main computer, which is the one connected to the line. However, many homes use an separate "router" for sharing the line, and these routers also serve as firewalls. Unless special configurations are installed on these routers, spammers are unable to contact any of the computers that are behind the firewall.

External firewall routers, which are widely available for under $50, are the best insurance against being hacked that users of a high-speed line can get. The market for these inexpensive routers is so great that Linksys,