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Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes? Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the physician's drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to-...

American Foreign Policy
American Foreign Policy In 1825, a group of American businesspeople announced the formation of a canal building company, with interests in constructing a canal system across the Isthmus. This project was to take place in an area now called Panama. The endeavor was filled with controversy. Though the canal itself was not built until the early 1900's every step toward the building and ownership, was saturated with difficulty. Walter LaFeber illustrates the dilemmas in a historical analysis. In his...

Pornography In The Media
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,...

Emma Goldman's Speech
Emma Goldman's Speech Few people are fearless speakers. As students, we generally feel the rumble of butterflies in our stomachs, but the most we have to lose is a good grade. For Emma Goldman, the stakes were considerably higher. She had the daunting task of speaking to secure her own freedom when she was placed on trial for obstructing the draft in 1917. The country was awash in patriotism, and she was prosecuted as an enemy of the state. When preparing her speech, she realized that a seated j...

President John F Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy There is something about John F. Kennedy. Could it be his charisma and charm that still entrances America? Maybe it is his elevated status as a pop culture icon that bedazzles most American citizens. It might be the martyr status he attained through his tragic assassination that makes American culture revere him as a President. Whatever the reason is that defines John F. Kennedy as probably one of the most beloved Presidents in American History; one assumption by many i...

The Seven Years War
The Seven Years War What would the state of the free world be today if the alliance of the war of the Austrian Succession had not reversed in the Seven Years War? Would we speak French, still be New England, or perhaps New Spain? The fact is that while we may not know for certain that todays world would be different, you can rest assured that the Seven Years War set the tone in Europe, and more importantly in North America for the next half century. The history of the 18th century in Europ...

Same Sex Parents
Same Sex Parents Whatever the final equation of factors influencing sexual orientation and identity, there's an immediate implication for the increasing number of gays and lesbians forming families (Of Boys 27). Today, many gays and lesbians are out of the closet and they are not afraid of facing society with what many people consider abnormal sexual orientations. We must now ask ourselves the question: is homosexuality really an abnormal lifestyle? Is it still against the norm? Homosexuals...

Computer Security And The Law
Computer Security And The Law I. Introduction You are a computer administrator for a large manufacturing company. In the middle of a production run, all the mainframes on a crucial network grind to a halt. Production is delayed costing your company millions of dollars. Upon investigating, you find that a virus was released into the network through a specific account. When you confront the owner of the account, he claims he neither wrote nor released the virus, but he admits that he has distribut...

Should There Be Stricter Laws on Pornography
Should There Be Stricter Laws on Pornography? Three articles have opposing viewpoints on laws concerning pornography. All three authors argue their side of this issue while having many of the same ideas as their opposing writers. The first is, I am a First Amendment Junkie, by Susan Jacoby. Susan has written many articles on women's issues for popular magazines such as Glamour, McCalls, and The Nation. This article appeared in her syndicated Hers column in 1978. Jacoby believes that certain ...

Board Schools
Board Schools For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in navy blue blazers with white shirts and a tie going to a beautiful school with ivy covered walls and the game of polo being played in the distance. Oh, and don't forget thoughts of parents with fat wallets and a family trust fund. This is what Gordon Vink, the director of admissions at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, calls the Holden Caufield-Catcher in the Rye syndrome(Parker 111), a book about the trouble...

Internet Access Flat Fee vs Pay-Per-Use
Internet Access: Flat Fee vs. Pay-Per-Use Most Internet users are either not charged to access information, or pay a low-cost flat fee. The Information SuperHighway, on the other hand, will likely be based upon a pay-per-use model. On a gross level, one might say that the payment model for the Internet is closer to that of broadcast (or perhaps cable) television while the model for the Information SuperHighway is likely to be more like that of pay-per-view T.V. Pay-per-use environments affect ...

Metaphors that Justify War
Metaphors that Justify War Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President's disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don't? By in large, we hear exactly what our government wants us to hear. Knowing this, at no other time paralleled in history, we want the tru...

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 welfare has a positive social impact upo...

Huck's Struggle Between Morals
Huck's Struggle Between Morals In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck, undergoes a series of developmental changes in his character. He is often torn between the ideas of society and those of his friends. This can all be very confusing for a boy who is about 14 years old. Huck also has a drunken pap who doesn't care at all for him. Huck is then forced to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Throughout the story we see Huck represent the morals ...

Frankenstein The Subjectivity of the Character Safie
Frankenstein: The Subjectivity of the Character Safie Even though she is only mentioned in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for a relatively brief period, the character, Safie, is very interesting as she is unique from the other characters in that her subjectivity is more clearly dependent on her religion and the culture of her nation. Contrasts can be made between the Orient and the European society which attempts to interpret it. Often, this creates stereotypes such as western feminists that have...

A Discussion on Animal Rights
A Discussion on Animal Rights Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; The Declaration of Independence holds these rights to be self evident and unalienable. In the eighteenth century when these words were written they were called natural rights, today we call them human rights (McShea 34). The issue of whether or not to grant animal rights such as those that humans retain, is a greatly disputed issue. Philosophers, clergyman, and politicians have argued the point of animal rights for year...

Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes I. What are Hate Crimes A. Definitions for Hate Crimes B. Counting Hate Crimes 1. White Power 2. Black Power II. Examples of Hate Crimes A. Hate Crime penalties III. Reasons for Hate Crimes Even though Hate Crimes have been around in the past, and have been most certainly been more violent in the past. Hate Crimes are most certainly still a problem in today's society, but it is not dealt with the same violent manner as previously performed in the past. There are still violent acts do...

Words on To His Coy Mistress
Words on To His Coy Mistress Ryan Schmidt English 114 David Upchurch 10/2/96 Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistre...

Attitudes Toward Marriage in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
Attitudes Toward Marriage in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many different attitudes toward and perceptions of marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that discussed in the Franklin's Tale, and others are more liberal such as the marriages portrayed in the Miller's and the Wife of Bath's Tales. While several of these tales are rather comical, they do indeed give us a representation of the attitudes toward marriage at that time in his...

The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment
The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment Maria Hall English 112 Thesis : In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a rejection of capital punishment. JUSTICE AND THE NATURE OF MORAL COMMUNITY A central...

Creative Writing The Case of the Broken Hutch
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch I would like to write a story about a conflict I had with a past boss. It had to deal with the fact that he did not want to hear my side of the story, and listen totally to the customer. This has affected my life and the way I work with my co-workers to this present date. I work at a home rental store, we rent furniture, electronics, household appliances, and computers. We rent practically anything that you can put in your house. We are the largest ...

Adventures Of Huck Finn
Adventures Of Huck Finn Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boys coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute...

An Argument Of The Lack Of Lawyers Morals
An Argument Of The Lack Of Lawyers Morals Manuel Lopez English 333 Synthesis Paper I clearly remember one wild and crazy Saturday night, I had just turned 19 years old and was out celebrating with my buddies. On my way home I decided to act like if I was on an episode of COPS and was arrested for drunk driving, reckless driving, evading police, resisting arrest, and underage drinking. When I went to court for my first hearing I was facing a minimum of one year in jail, five thousand dollars i...

Sectionalism and the Breakup of the US
Sectionalism and the Breakup of the U.S Stephen Glynn Civitas Midterm 2-28-96 Fallon Throughout the early 1800's the country was split in many areas over many issues. Some of the more severe clashes between differing groups resulting from such issues as slavery, expansion, and internal improvement. With all of these controversial topics to worry about along with the vast diversity in the nation, caused separation and tensions throughout the country. The most prominent of the previous topics was ...

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 selling. Advertisers, within the constraints of the law, use their thirty-sec...

Theory and Research
Theory and Research Introduction This paper will focus on the quantitative correlation study method used in survey based researches such as the attached article entitled Horatio Alger lives. Social research is a collection of methods people use to systematically combine theories and ideas to produce knowledge. Because of it's complexity, researchers must be able to carefully select a method or methods that will best suit their study objectives. Quantitative research method consists of: experim...

Cloning, is it right?
cloning cloning, is it right?: The successful cloning of an adult sheep, announced in Scotland this past February, is one of the most dramatic recent examples of a scientific discovery becoming a public issue. During the last few months, various commentators -- scientists and theologians, physicians and legal experts, talk-radio hosts and editorial writers -- have been busily responding to the news, some calming fears, other raising alarms about the prospect of cloning a human being. -=-=-=-=-=...

Counter Measures
Counter Measures Counter Measures: National Missile Defense (NMD) is once again a growing concern in America. There have been many new developments since the post-Cold War elimination of nuclear warfare. This diminishing of arms however, is a very fine line. The United States cannot afford to have less capability then the rest of the world, but it does want to encourage unilateral non-proliferation of nuclear arms. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Cat...

December 14, 1941
December 14 December 14, 1941: Historians have long searched for the order to annihilate the Jews or - insofar as they excluded a Fuehrer-order - for other central documents. The Wannsee Protocol was rejected. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: History [Paper Title]: December 14, 1941 [Text]: Historians have long searched for the order to annihilate the Jews or - insofar as they excluded a Fuehrer-order - for other central documents. The Wann...

Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato's Republic
Deffenses for Democracy Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato's Republic: Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates seemed to think so. In Book VIII of Platos Republic, Socrates criticizes democracy by attacking three of its most important aspects: liberty, equality, and majority rule. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Philosophy [Paper Title]: Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato's Republic [Text]: Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates ...

Euthanasia
euthanasia euthanasia: The argument comes down to whether a patient has the legal right to ask their doctor to help them die when the end of life is near and the suffering is severe. I believe that if a person is terminally ill, and is in immense amounts of pain, that it is their legal right, to end their life prematurely, with their doctors assistance. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: social issues [Paper Title]: euthanasia [Text]: Outlin...

FDR
FDR FDR: FDR's Influence as president Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world's most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: History [Paper Title]: FDR [Text]: FDR's Influence as president Some have called him...

Analysis Essay
alcoholism We Should Retain The Disease Concept Of Alcoholism Analysis Essay: In We Should Retain the Disease Concept of Alcoholism, George E. Vaillant asserts that alcoholism should be treated as a disease. I think the author has done an effective job in proving his case by using his own personal experience that gives him authority to make an argument in this issue and his use of rhetoric. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Miscellaneous...

Legallization of Marijuana anti
Legallization of Marijuana anti Drug use is becoming more common today than in recent years. Almost anywhere we look, we can find some relation to drugs or drug paraphernalia. In fact, 63% of you stated in my survey that you had smoked marijuana in the past. That number is scary, since 81% of you are under 25 years of age and have your whole lives ahead of you. Some of you may be thinking So What Bill Clinton has admitted smoking marijuana, and he is President. Well, that surely is not a good...

Serial Killers
Serial Killers Serial Killers God, I've never done anything. Help me, help me! God, why is this happening? Help me! Robert Violante screamed as the Son of Sam's .44 caliber bullet tore through his temple (Eyes of a Killer, http.//www.serialkiller.com). Serial killers are the most famous of all murderers because of their mass numbers of victims and their odd rituals of killing. What is a serial killer? A serial killer falls into two categories: psychotics and psychopaths. Psychotics are clearly i...

Bull Durham To The True Meaning Of The First Fight Scene
Bull Durham: To The True Meaning Of The First Fight Scene Bull Durham: To the True Meaning of The First Fight Scene The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and Nuke LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the fight is that Crash Davis is talking to a women by the name of Annie Savoy who is sitting a...

Is Psychology a Science
Is Psychology a Science? Is Psychology a Science? In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word 'psychology' comes from the Greek 'psyche' (or soul) and 'logos' (or study), which came to be known as the 'study of the soul'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychology as: 1. the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes 2. the science of human and animal behavior. In its pure definition t...

An Attempt At Understanding Dreams
An Attempt At Understanding Dreams An Attempt At Understanding Dreams A few months ago I watched a movie called The Candyman. It was a horror movie about this psychotic woman who massacres people around her but has no idea what she's doing. An imaginary creature called The Candyman is appearing to her and talking to her, and she actually thinks that he's the one who is doing the murdering. Anyway, it was a scary movie and I had a bit of fun freaking out my mother that night by tellin...

American health care
American health care The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care sys...

Johnson Brad
Johnson, Brad Psychology Dr. Cross Love and the Things that go with it. Love, What is it? It is something that has been around since the beginning of human history. It is described in song and literature since the beginning of civilization and only now are we beginning to understand it. Relationships are an integral part of love, bringing to people together to share a bond that is now only being studied by psychologist. It is the experience of love starting at birth that defines what love means...

Brett Blomme
Brett Blomme PHIL 105 Dr. Kelly Burns November 13, 2003 A Look at Gay Marriage in the United States The American government, founded on the ideals of men wishing to escape persecution and tyranny, is a secular institution shaped by the Constitution and it's Amendments. Over the two hundred plus years that America has been a country many infractions, oversights and misinterpretations have occurred which have unfairly inhibited the freedom of the American people. This truth can be seen in the con...

Discuss the way in which Shakespeare creates dramatic tension based ar
Discuss the way in which Shakespeare creates dramatic tension based around the transformation of Juliet's character The complexity of Juliet's character shines through in Shakespeare epic tragedy. The subtle change from immature adolescent teen to mature adult in the space of no more than two weeks. The transformation takes shape at each twist and turn of the plot. The first time the audience meets Juliet is Act 1 Scene 3, and the first interpretation of Juliet is dependent child as she walks i...

'Be Like a Comet my Sun'
'Be Like a Comet, my Sun' Peter Hulse Assignment 2 12/03 Professor McFeely English 115 Pete Hulse English 115 Prof McFeely Assignment 2 'Be Like a Comet, my Sun' And then I stole all courtesy from heaven, And dressed myself in such humility, That I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts, Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths, Even in the presence of their crowned King. Thus did I keep my person fresh and new,.. (1 Henry IV 3.2.50-54 King Henry) This scene between Hal and his father, l...

IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER
IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER? By Cormac Grda Paper presented at the Money, Macro, and Finance Group 2001 Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 5-7 September 2001. My thanks to Frank Barry, Joe Durkan, John Sheehan, and Kevin O'Rourke for comments and advice. IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER? Cormac Grda Last year Ireland's GDP grew faster than anywhere else in the world. In 2001 Ireland remains at the top of the OECD growth league (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2001: 10- 11; OECD,...

Veselin Pehlivanov
Veselin Pehlivanov Art and Craft of Writing Professor Fleischner In the deeper layers of the modern consciousness, all means are unlawful, every attempt to succeed is an act of aggression, leaving one alone and guilty and defenseless among enemies: one is punished for success. Robert Warshow This is a quote from the famous essay The Gangster as Tragic Hero, a classic example of film criticism and cultural analysis. The essay was published for the first time in 1962 in Robert Warshow's boo...

Plato on Justice and Injustice
Plato on Justice and Injustice Written by: Unregistered In The Republic, Plato attempts to demonstrate through the character and discourse of Socrates that justice is better than justice is the good which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could be unjust and still be rewarded. His method is to use dialectic, the asking and answering of questions which led the hearer from one point to another, supposedly with irrefutable logic by obtaining agreement to each point before going on to...

Pawel Zwierzchowski
Pawel Zwierzchowski Intro to Philosophy Mid-Term Paper Instructor: Myrna Gabbe Descartes' Argument Following his First Meditation, Descartes commences his next meditation with a rather overwhelming doubt on the certainty of his conclusions from the meditation he has written a day before. He expresses his extensive uneasiness with those new doubts by comparing himself to being tumbled in a deep whirlpool; unable to find grounding nor gasping for air, as if he is drowning in his own convictions. ...

Nick Dimakis
Nick Dimakis Poli 205/2 A Professor Schofield 5 December 2003 The War of the World With a high presence of terrorism in the twenty-first century, the world is on guard for practically anything that may come its way. Terrorism has played an important role in our lives, since the September 11 attack on American soil. Since that day, security measures have been taken to secure our everyday lives and we have not seen one day of peace. Following this, the U.S. found itself at war with Iraq, which ha...

Kevin Felton Kai
Kevin Felton Kai 11 April 2004 American Health Care The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposi...

Megan Pease
Megan Pease Advanced Comp 1/2A Personal Search Recess is Needed! The first memory of elementary school is usually not a person, what a teacher is like, or the lessons that were learned each day. Most memories are probably of recess and the playground: cooite chases, kickball, tag and the good ole monkey bars. Unfortunately, for today's generation of students, the likelihood of not having recess is becoming more and more prominent in public schools. In A 1989 survey of state superintendents cond...