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Paintball
Paintball Paintball is a fast and furious sport. It is played on both a social and serious level by over 16 million people around the world (Cooke,11). It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Paintball's history, games, guns, and safety are all part of the fun. In 1970, James Hale, an engineer, invented and patented the first commercially successful paintball gun. Paintball guns were first used by the National Forest Association to mark trees that would be cut down. Then, it was u...

THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE Introduction In today's society, one of the toughest things many parents and children have to face or deal with is divorce. It is usually extremely tough on the parents getting the divorce however many times the children simply get lost in all the mess and are left to cope as best as they can. Eventhough people get divorced for many different reasons; often times the children tend to try and shoulder some of the blame. In this paper I plan to look at a few of the effects...

Joan of Arc was born on January 6 1412 in the village of Domremy in no
Joan of Arc was born on January 6, 1412, in the village of Domremy in north-eastern France. Her father Jacques was a peasant farmer and a minor village official. Her mother Isabelle, raised her daughter in the teachings of the Christian faith. Joan was more religious than most of the girls in her village. At the age of thirteen or fourteen Joan began to hear voices and to have visions. She claimed the voices and visions were of Saint Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine. These voices to...

Adolf Hitler the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II once sai
Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many examples of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I will dispute...

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a coll
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Silver Blaze, The Yellow Face, The Stock-Brokers Clerk, The Gloria Scott, The Musgrave Ritual, The Reigate Puzzle, The Crooked Man, The Resident Patient, The Greek Interpreter, The Naval Treaty, and The Final Problem are included. A lot of information about Holmes and Watson is included in this collection. There is some information which is shocking, and othe...

Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the m...

Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a truly well-crafted movie about three civil rights workers, two of them white and the third black, who were murdered in Jessup County, Mississippi in 1964. This happens in the middle of the civil rights movement. Mississippi Burning is a rivetting drama based on a shocking true story. I feel Mississippi Burning is a great movie displaying the hateful ways of the south in the sixety's. The movie starts out with the three civil rights workers driving th...

Thesis Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety effe
Thesis: Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety, effectiveness in war situations, and special maneuvering techniques in recent years. Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety, effectiveness in war situations, and special maneuvering techniques in recent years. With the advance of stealth technology, many new and very effective aircraft have been developed. The F-117A was used during Operation Dessert Storm and every plane came back without a scratch. The ver...

Nuh-poh'-lee-uhn
{nuh-poh'-lee-uhn} Napoleon I, known as Napoleon Bonaparte before he became emperor, was probably the most brilliant military figure in history. Rising to command of the French Revolutionary armies, he seized political power as first consul in 1799 and proclaimed himself emperor in 1804. By repeated victories over various European coalitions, he extended French rule over much of Europe. He was finally defeated in 1814-15. Early Life Napoleon was born on Aug. 15, 1769, to Carlo and Letizia Buona...

Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen control over the United States. Running both illegal and legal businesses they have captivated the lives of the country. Here is an overview of the history of this power that knows everything and everyone that has power or wishes to rise to power. The beginning of organized crime goes back to the 13th century. The Mafia was formed in Sicily to help farmers from being terrorized by French and Spanish looters (Waller, p.16). It was n...

Fractal Geometry
Fractal Geometry Fractal geometry is a fascinating concept of dimension and shape. After being assigned this project I was recalled to the cookie jar that is on top of the fridge that I sought after as a child. The cookie jar features an image of a chef reaching into a cookie jar that featured the same repeating image of a chef. This particular ceramic piece of art was my first thought about the concept of infinity. The pioneering genius of fractal geometry, Benoit Mandelbrot, was a highly visu...

The Diary of a napoleonic foot soldier is a autobiographybiography p
The Diary of a napoleonic foot soldier is a autobiography/biography piece of literature of a soldier who went to war during Napoleon's rule. Jakob Walter is or was the author of this book, and Walter explains to us what he did during several war campaigns. Even though Walter was only nineteen, he was enlisted to the army by conscription and assigned to the regiment of Romig, later to be called the Franquemont Regiment. His first major mission was to escort several convoys of captured Prussian...

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st...

The JFK Assassination
The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at...

The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco has an interesting and fascinating style of writing as he, in great detail, tells of a series of crimes and unbelievable murders in a wealthy Italian abbey in the year1327. A monk, William of Baskerville, and his assistant, Adso, are assigned the challenge of decoding the numerous secret symbols to unravel the mysteries. They will have to explore the unusual labyrinth of a library to solve the crimes. The two monks have a lot of logic, wit, curiosity, and intell...

The occupation of Japan was from start to finish an American operation
The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General Mac Arthur became, except in name, dictator of Japan. He imposed his will on Japan. Demilitarization was speedily carried out, demobilization of the former imperial forces was compl...

Mill's Utilitarianism Sacrifice the innocent for the common good When
Mill's Utilitarianism: Sacrifice the innocent for the common good? When faced with a moral dilemma, utilitarianism identifies the appropriate considerations, but offers no realistic way to gather the necessary information to make the required calculations. This lack of information is a problem both in evaluating the welfare issues and in evaluating the consequentialist issues which utilitarianism requires be weighed when making moral decisions. Utilitarianism attempts to solve both of these diff...

Essay on Reptiles Reptiles are vertebrate or backboned animals constit
Essay on Reptiles Reptiles are vertebrate, or backboned animals constituting the class Reptilia and are characterized by a combination of features, none of which alone could separate all reptiles from all other animals. The characteristics of reptiles are numerous, therefore can not be explained in great detail in this report. In no special order, the characteristics of reptiles are: cold-bloodedness; the presence of lungs; direct development, without larval forms as in amphibians; a dry skin wi...

Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal pri...

Chronicle of a Death Fortold
Chronicle of a Death Fortold Chronicle of a Death Fortold, by Gabriel Marquez, is concerned with death in life and life in death. It was rainy on the day of Santiago Nasars murder, and yet by the account of others, it was not. His death is so mingled with illusory images that everything seems mystified: much like death itself. The fact that the story is about how a death consumes the lives of the entire town as well as the victim, shows that it is concerned with death in life and asks us to eva...

Mozart
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl. Leopol was a very successful composer, voilinist, and the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Mozart showed musical talent at a very young age. By age five he was composing minuets.And at age six he played before the Bavarian Elector and the Austrian Empress.His father taught him, but said teahcing Wolfgang was hard because he knew so much already. His fathe...

Abstract EXAMPLES
Abstract EXAMPLES This paper describes an empirical life cycle model and uses it to predict the behavioral responses to a change in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program known internally within the Social Security Administration as the $1 for $2 benefit offset. This policy has not been enacted yet, but has been actively supported by disability advocates as a way to provide greater incentives for SSDI benefi-ciaries who have fully or partially recovered from their disabilities...

The Life
The Life Of Adolf Hitler Block 3 World Cultures ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He wa...

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, Arthur MacArthur, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26th January, 1880. Although previously a poor scholar, in 1903 MacArthur graduated first in his 93-man class, at West Point Military Academy. Commissioned in the Corps of the Engineers, MacArthur was sent by the United States Army to the Philippines and by 1904 had been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Later that year he joined his father who was ser...

Dwight D Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwights Early Life Dwight D. Eisenhower was the third son of David and Ida Stover Eisenhower. He was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, and named David Dwight Eisenhower, although many knew him as Dwight David. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower was brought up. He was the third of seven sons. Their family called all him and his older brothers Ike, Eisenhower was known as Little Ike. In his high school years, he was known to excel in sports due t...

Dell New Horizons
Dell New Horizons I Introduction and scope of work............................................................................................. 3 I.1 Introduction................................................................................................................... 3 I.2 Scope of Work.............................................................................................................. 3 II Marketing mix..........................................................................

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Employment Opportunity Word Count: 1, 754 Table Of Contents 1.0 Introduction..3 2.0 Progress of Womens Rights...4 2.1 Pay..4,5 2.2 Barriers to Employment and Promotion...6 2.3 Maternity Leave...7 3.0 Evaluation Trade Unions.8 4.0 Conclusion9 5.0 Appendices.10 5.1 The Affirmative Action Act 1986.10 6.0 Bibliog...

Variable Costing versus Absorption Costing within The Irish Defence Fo
Variable Costing versus Absorption Costing within The Irish Defence Forces MIE 1st YEAR BA ACA MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING ASSIGNMENT Variable Costing versus Absorption Costing within The Irish Defence Forces Forward, although the Defence Forces is a non profit/sales organisation it does maintain strict budget control measures and strives to minimise loss and waste of funds. The national expenditure on Defence is low in comparison to other government departments. This means that cost control and monit...

Key Definitions Terms
Key Definitions Terms The Enterprise Corporate entities dispersed geographically Departments A single organization within a corporate entity Technology Diffusion - Processes or methods that enable technology to permeate a particular segment of society (Gross and Ryan, 1942). Technology Acceptance - Defined or measured by the end-users' willingness to embrace and utilize a new technology in preference to an old technology (Davis, 1989) Technology Adoption - A process that takes plac...

Motivation
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I...

Starting a Small Enterprise
Starting a Small Enterprise Starting a Small Enterprise Starting a Small Enterprise TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Introduction Why Be an Entrepreneur? ................................................ Rewards of Entrepreneurship ........................................... Risks of Entrepreneurship ................................................ 3 3 4 Process Flow: Starting a Small Enterprise ....................... 5 Analysis Are You Entrepreneurial? ................................................. Ad...

Activity Based Costing
Activity Based Costing Abstract The dissertation discusses the ABC (Activity Based Costing) method and how it can help or influence management decisions. The method of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) was developed primarily for solving problems which emerged from traditional cost management systems. Troubleshooting in the management of companies throughout the late 70s and especially the early 80s held a constant presence. The problems generated were mainly from the traditional cost accounting sy...

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION DESIGN IMPROVEMENT Prepared for: International Finance Corporation Headquarters April 25, 2004 Project # 00-001 April 25, 2004 International Finance Corporation 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA Attention : Mr. Bernard Pasquier, CEO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION DESIGN IMPROVEMENT I have completed a 7 week project on IFCs capability to support an earlier design process. This project was approved on March 12, 2004. In agreement to the ori...

Published Word of Mouth Referable Consumer-
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as word of mouth (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated ...

Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper
Analysis of Yellow Wallpaper The Plot In this story we can speak of a unified plot because a clear sequence of beginning, middle and end is established. In the beginning we get information about where she and her husband will spend the summer , about who is involved in the story and also about why she is in this summer estate. The middle part, which makes out most of the story, is a description of what she is doing all day , of the wallpaper and of the gradual turning insane. The end of the stor...

Brave New world
Brave New world Imagine what the world would be like if we were all under the iron curtain. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda.. Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satirized totalitarian propagand...

Book Review To Kill a Mocking Bird
Book Review (To Kill a Mocking Bird) Set in a small Alabaman town in the 1940s, the novels strength lies in demonstrating how bigotry works through stereotyping. Slap a label on thats a general condemnation and then you neednt look at the unique human being behind it. The title of the book pinpoints this theme: to kill a mockingbird, says one of the characters, is a sin (because mockingbirds) dont eat up peoples gardens, dont nest in corncribs, they dont do one thing but sing their hea...

Essay 4 Jorge Luis Borges
Essay #4: Jorge Luis Borges English 1A In Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges attempts to skew the fundamental principles by which most people govern their lives. He constructs roughly allegorical worlds that reflect reality in their complexity and scope. By pulling the reader deeper into these labyrinths, Borges stories subtly and without mal-intent, demand a reexamination of the way we collectively relate to the world. Specifically, Borges questions the reliability of the past something by which ...

The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way...

First Quarter Reflection
First Quarter Reflection November 5, 2003 English 3 Period. E Since the end of my sophomore year, I feel that my growth as a writer has been developing, and I think I am finally starting to get a glimpse of my potential as a writer. Despite the talent, or skill that I may have as a writer, I know that success can never be measured, and there are so many things I have yet to learn, and so much more room for me to improve. Although some may take that statement as being a negative comment, I consi...

The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In The Yellow Wallpaper, Janes role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchells rest cure was commonly applied in the...

The Lioness Team
The Lioness Team 11 March 04 My daugther Cindy is in the Army Engineering Corp. Presently she is in Iraq attached to a Combat Arms (Infantry) Unit. It is known that in the Army no women are allowed to be in the an Combat Unit for many personnel hygiene reasons, but Cindy and her team of Lioness have been allowed to go on missions with them. Some of the missions that they go on are very dangerous. For instance each team is assigned an area in which they have to enter and detain everyone in that a...

AnthemBy the Waters of Babylon Essay
Anthem/By the Waters of Babylon Essay The book Anthem by Ayn Rand and the passage By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet are very similar in themes. The both talk of the old times and the main characters in both (Equality 7-2521 and the priests son) are searching for knowledge of the past. They are the only ones that are not afraid. It is shown in both that we fear the unknown. Humans rarely like to take great risks or chances. We will also talk badly of things we dont know anyt...

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER AP Literature and Composition, Period 2 September 24, 2004 Although most people will find The Yellow Wallpaper as simply an account of a woman that sunk into deep depression, it is possible to extricate dual interpretations from this story. There is one meaning that is describing that the author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman can be related to the female in the story; this is achieved by comparing the authors life and her characters life piece by piece. One might find that The...

An investigation into the ways in which the language and subject matte
An investigation into the ways in which the language and subject matter of Hamlets three soliloquies reveal the key concerns of the play. The play Hamlet is one of Shakespeares most tragic plays. The play consists of different themes. A main theme in the play is how mad the character Hamlet is and how his madness is presented to the audience. Another interesting theme is Hamlet's obsession with death, as Hamlet repeatedly refers to death on several occasions. The theme of the Oedipus complex...

The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy....

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler 4th hour Adolf Hitler was one of the most feared men in the world. Hitler was also one of the most remembered men. Hitler could walk into a room and he would demand respect. Hitler was a real role model to some people. He was an energetic speaker that would grasp any ones attention. Adolf Hitler was born at 6:00 P.M. on the evening of April 20,1889. He was born in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn just across the border from Germany. His parents were Alois Hitler and Klar...

Al Capone
Al Capone Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he was...

Analysis of the Constitution the United States
Analysis of the Constitution the United States The Constitution of the United States was essentially designed in order to better the United States government. The Preamble explains the precise purpose for why the document was created. It was formulated in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity (A-10). There are many distinc...

Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate's Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, have...