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Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign
Propaganda in the Online Free Speech Campaign Propaganda and Mass Communication July 1, 1996 In February 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the first revision of our country's communications laws in 62 years. This historic event has been greeted with primarily positive responses by most people and companies. Most of the Telecommunications act sets out to transform the television, telephone, and related industries by lowering regulatory barriers, and ...

Marie Curie A Pioneering Physicist
Marie Curie: A Pioneering Physicist Aspirations come from hopes and dreams only a dedicated person can conjure up. They can range from passing the third grade to making the local high school football team. Marie Curie's aspirations, however, were much greater. Life in late 19th century Poland was rough. Being a female in those days wasn't a walk in the park either. Marie Curie is recognized in history by the name she took in her adopted country, France. Born in Poland in 1867, she was christened...

The internet
The internet The Internet: its effects and its future Essay written by Eva Kotsi Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in...

Egyptain Foreign Policy In Regards To Israel The United States
Egyptain Foreign Policy In Regards To Israel & The United States. The History of the conflict in the Middle East is long and well documented. To both, and to many biased observers the history of the Egyptian/Israeli conflict is very one sided, with one government, or one people causing the continued wars between the two neighboring states. But, as any social scientist of any reputation will state, all international conflicts have more than one side, and usually are the result of events surroundi...

The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era The Progressive Era was a period that showed the goals and contradictions found in American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the Progressive/Reform feeling in his Square Deal speech - that it was all about morals, not economics. His goal was the moral regeneration of the business world. He preached that it was wrong for some people to get ahead in business and politics by tricks and schemes, while others were cheated out...

Atlantis We Will Ever Know
Atlantis: We Will Ever Know Fantasy is a tough sell in the twentieth century. The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and the fantastic rumor, though to make up for this it has generated falsities not as lavish but just as interesting. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn: the lost ...

Summary of New-Making and Charles Shultz's Peanuts
Summary of New-Making and Charles Shultz's Peanuts Summary of News-Making: The Pseudo-Event From education and consumption, to personal relations and public affairs the news media in the United States captures our attention by littering it with pseudo-events. As advancements in technology made it possible for journalists to communicate more easily, the media began to blossom into the national scene instead of the usual local news and events. More and more technologies were developed that in turn...

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 began around t...

The internet
The internet The internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Technology [Paper Title]: The internet [Text]: The Internet: its effects and its future Essay written by Eva Ko...

HAARP
HAARP HAARP is an extremely low frequency radio wave generator. It stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. It is a massive antennae array up in Alaska on the Copper River Basin. It's altitude fluctuates between 1000 and 3000 feet above sea level. It is operated by the US military, more specifically the Navy and Air Force. It operates between 2.8 and 10 MHz. It was also voted one of the 10 most under reported news stories of the year by journalists. Scientific Perspectives HAAR...

IS ISLAM BEING ATTACKED
IS ISLAM BEING ATTACKED? The dawn of the 20th century has not only given us the era of technology but also- a rapid wave of terrorism. It is this wave of terrorism that has brought pain and anguish to all Muslims worldwide, since Islam is being targeted for these attacks. Islam is being blamed, slandered and discriminated against by many governments and individuals and is spreading at a fast rate due to fast speed communication and other technological means of sending information. Likewise, I h...

American Studies 400
American Studies 400 Dr. Peretti Paradigm of a Myth: How Benjamin Franklin's life of success and Mobility captivates America Thomas O'Leary Benjamin Franklin is different from the rest of the United States' founding fathers. His differences is what made him so popular in his own time but more extraordinarily, has made him a popular cultural figure up to the present time. This is for several reasons. The first is that Franklin is seen as more approachable because he is identified with the common...

Stereotypes and Identities
Stereotypes and Identities Nowadays, social media has bonded cultures. Identities have been revealed to the world and thus stereotypes have been created. Stereotypes go back in history where people were characterized depending on their identities some as kings others as slaves . What makes up an identity? Many different understandings are present currently . S ome believe that identity is related to what country one was born in , others believe that it is determined by how many passports one...

AP US History
AP US History March 1, 1997 Period 4 Treaty of Versailles: Who was at fault for its denial? The Treaty of Versailles, which was a peace treaty that called for the end of World War 1(between Germany and the Allies), was defeated in the Senate by an unknown alliance of two forces. The two forces were President Wilsons all or nothing attitude and the strong opponents of the Treaty in the Senate. William Borah (Sen, Idaho), one of the irreconcilables, brings out a clear weakness in the Covenan...

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Just 20 years ago, in most states a woman could not sign an apartment lease, get a credit rating, or apply for a loan unless her husband or a male relative agreed to share the responsibility. Similarly, a 1965 study found that fifty one percent of men though women were temperamentally unfit for management. There can be no doubt that we have progressed a long way from these ideas in the last three decades. However, it is also unquestionable that women in the work force are sti...

The Importance of Theoretical Frameworks For Understanding Foundations
The Importance of Theoretical Frameworks For Understanding Foundations of Political Science The importance of theoretical frameworks is essential for understanding foundations for political science. The definition of the word framework is a theory which can be used as a lens to look at a set of facts. (E.g., journalist look at a set of facts that tell a story of what happened). These frameworks in political science help build a strong foundation and advocate a precise sense of racial balance in ...

Freedom Through The Press
Freedom Through The Press Tears streamed down a broken face That stared to the ground where his father lay At lexington was he dying this day For a battle lost, and a war begun. In a young boys hand, A father lifted his head To look at a son, so confused and afraid Who understood not, for what his father bled Why he would fight, What reason for death. And so as they looked eye to eye The boys innocent lips formed the question, why? Then With inhuman strength, A father lifts dying fingers to sky ...

The First Amendment Free of Expression
The First Amendment: Free of Expression In 1787 our forefathers ratified the constitution of the United States of America, which contains the most important document to any American citizen, the Bill of Rights. The first amendment of the Bill of Rights states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the establishment thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the govern...

I was once called the most dangerous woman in America because I dared
I was once called the most dangerous woman in America because I dared to ask for the unthinkable- the right to vote. I challenged my culture's basic assumptions about men and women, and dedicated my life to the pursuit of equal rights for all women. My name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I was born in Johnstown, New York, on the 12th of November, 1815. My father is the prominent attorney and judge Daniel Cady and my mother is Margaret Livingston Cady. I was born the seventh child and middle daughte...

The beloved poet Carl Sandburg changed the course of American poetry H
The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878 to illiterate parents of Swedish decent in Galesburg, Illinois. Much of S...

Is More Than One Cause of AIDS Possible
Is More Than One Cause of AIDS Possible? The HIV establishment and its journalist allies have replied to various specific criticisms of the HIV theory without taking them seriously. They have never provided an authoritative paper that undertakes to prove that HIV really is the cause of AIDS.... After ten years of failure, it is time to take a second look. -Charles A. Thomas, Jr., Kary B. Mullis, and Phillip E. Johnson (qtd. in Atwan) A homosexual male exits the HIV/AIDS testing center with a ...

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman, a famous American poet, was born on May 31, 1819 in the West Hills of Long Island, New York. His mothers name was Loisia Van Velsor, of Dutch descent., and amazingly could not read very well, if at all. His dad was an English carpenter who probably could not read his sons poetry. His parents family consisted of nine children, four of whom had disabilities. His start in literature came when, at the age of 12, he was withdrawn from school to work as a printer. At thi...

Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer She wrote ab
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the oldest of the seven child...

Notes thoughts on Of Mice and Men
Notes & thoughts on Of Mice and Men Written by John Steinbeck. Born in Salinas, Calif. in 1902. Worked as a laborer and journalist. Focused on the laboring class, dispossessed, underdogs, misfits, castaways, and marginal characters of society _ what to do with them? Concerned with how society treats them. Title is from Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse which has to do with planning and the powers beyond over which man has no control _ The best laid schemes o'mice an' men *gang aft a-gley (*go a...

WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) Author, journalist, social reformer, activist, poet, philosopher, and educator W.E.B. Du Bois wielded one of the most influential pens in African-American history. For sixty-six years he functioned not only as a mentor, model, and spokesman for generations of black Americans but also as the conscience of black and white Americans alike who yearned for racial equality and social justice. Born in 1868 during the painful period of Reconstruction, Du Boi...

Over the past ten to twenty years a big issue has been made over a per
Over the past ten to twenty years a big issue has been made over a persons right to commit suicide or not. The American courts have had to deal with everything from assisted suicides to planned suicides, and whether the constitution gives the American people the right to take their own lives or whether it says they have the power to allow someone else to take their lives. They have had to determine in some cases whether or not homicide charges needed to be brought up and others times whether o...

Laissez-Faire
Laissez-Faire The American Civil War fades away. It now appears that a new social unrest has taken root in America. But the debate was to be fought in the economic world. The question was, how should the government interact with business? The issue splits into two main views, that of Laissez-faire, and that of General Welfare. Laissez-faire is a rather straight-forward philosophy. It can be best described by saying that the government should have absolutely no interaction within the business wor...

Metallica
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation ...

Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury Numerous words can be used to illustrate Ray Bradbury, from novelist, to short-story writer, to essayist, screenwriter, and poet. A huge success in each of these categories, he is an artist of great achievement, which is evident by his vast amount of awards and rave reviews throughout the years. To many, Bradbury is known as the writer of the century due to his undying influential work that continues to emerge. Born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury began an ear...

The Quiet American
The Quiet American Fowlers decision that Pyle must die is driven by jealousy rather than a sense of justice. Thomas Fowler is an arrogant, middle aged, cynical journalist who enjoys his opium and grows attached to Vietnam. He is a man who claims to be detached from the events around him and is only concerned for his own immediate interests. He also likes to live on the edge of danger. Alden Pyle is an innocent, nave imposter who poses as a member of the Economic Mission. He is also known a...

The Media and Joseph McCarthy
The Media and Joseph McCarthy Joseph Raymond McCarthy, was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Nov.14, 1908, and died an alcoholic on May 2, 1957. McCarthy was best known for his attacks on alleged Communism especially in the Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower administrations. The extreme accusations by McCarthy and his followers lead to the phrase McCarthyism. This phrase is used in reference to the 'sensational and highly publicized personal attacks, usually based on unsubstantiated charges...

Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini Albert Camus once said of dictatorship, The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience . This is especially true in the case of Fascist Italy, as Mussolini has dominated Italy with his Fascist Party in his 20 years of power, more or less successfully fooling and playing the Italian and international press and public, and to an extent the administration and lea...

Women Rights
Women Rights Since the first American colonies existed, women have been characterized for having less civil rights with less career opportunities than men. For many years women have been fighting to enjoy their own rights. Women have raised their voices to demand their full civil and political rights. Women have had to overcome many economic, political, and even social obstacles created by men just to be treated in an equal way in the American society. Generally, the womeni lives have been chara...

Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine In the Oscar and Bodil winning documentary Bowling for Columbine the journalist Michael Moore conveys a very tragic story in a very humorous way. We continuously meet examples of how and why Americas homicide rate is extremely high compared to other western countries. It is clearly a tendency that Americans shoot each other much more than other nations. Moore finds two reasonable explanations of the tendency; the fact that almost every American citizen owns a handgun and...

The Simpsons
The Simpsons How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called on of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Religion journalist Mark Pinsky tackles that question in this accessible, witty, and enlightening book. Pinksy explores the individual characters, interviews several of the shows writers and producers, and concludes with a discussion of whether the show,...

Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. Capital punishment is a controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to the death penalty is life in Prison. Capital punishment has been around for thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. The first evidence of capital punishment is from Hammurabi's code, a book of Babylonian law, from 1700BC. The Bible mentio...

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane The classic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly rated film, with its many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques and innovations. The director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25), who collaborated with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland as cinematographer. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The f...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an important element of the Womens Rights Movement, but not many people know of her significance or contributions because she has been overshadowed by her long time associate and friend, Susan B. Anthony. However, I feel that she was a woman of great importance who was the driving force behind the 1848 Convention, played a leadership role in the womens rights movement for the next fifty years, and in the words of Henry Thomas, She was th...

Spanish American War
Spanish American War The Spanish and American War The Americans were brought into The Spanish and American War on February 15,1898. The Americans came into this war because a naval boat of ours called the Maine was blown up. On that boat, 327of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan ,Remember the Maine, to get volunteers into the navy to help fight. We though that the Spanish were to blame for blowing up our ship. But, really ther...

Get Gonzo Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism Gonzo Journalism finds its roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a la...

Elizabeth Candy Stanton was one of the most outspoken and controversia
Elizabeth Candy Stanton was one of the most outspoken and controversial political philosophers of the mid-eighteen hundreds. Stanton was not only a strong supporter of womens suffrage, but a strong supporter for improved womens rights. Elizabeth Candy Stanton sought to change laws that took away liberties from married women, as well as laws that left divorced women poor and without their children. Although Elizabeth Candy Stanton is remembered mostly for her work in the womens suffrage movement...

Essay on Manifest Destiny
Essay on Manifest Destiny The term Manifest Destiny which was first used by journalist John O'Sullivan formed much of the foreign and domestic policy in the mid-nineteenth century. American politicians who were eager for the expansion of the U.S. as well as acquiring votes themselves were set on accumulating more land for America. Although the North, the South, and the West, all had different motives and different property in mind, they were unified in the quest for more land. In the 1840's ...

Freedom is ignorance Knowledge is slavery This
Freedom is ignorance. Knowledge is slavery. This is what the basis of totalitarianism is all about. But we, in the United States, do things differently. The founding fathers held that Congress should make no law abridging the freedom of speech. This is what separates our country from many others. So why, one might ask, is censorship existent in this country? Censorship is clearly unconstitutional and should be nonexistent in a democratic system such as the US. There are many sources where censo...

Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams each contributed to selling the revoluti
Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams each contributed to selling the revolution to a complacent society through their pamphlets, and writing such as Common Sense, and The American Crisis, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, all of which concentrated on the emotions of the society during the Revolutionary Era. Englishman Thomas Paine is said to be the most persuasive writer of the revolution. After 37 years of drifting from various jobs such as corset maker to a school teacher he decided to com...

Needle Exchange Programs
Needle Exchange Programs More than a million people in the United States inject drugs, at a cost to society (in health care, lost productivity, accidents, and crime) of more than fifty billion dollars a year. (Holland n.p.). According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there were 216,000 heroin addicts nationwide in 1996, the latest year for which statistics are available.(Wickenheiser n.p.) One third of all AIDS cases are due to injection drug use. For women, sixty-four percent of...

Part 1 Plot Summary
Part 1: Plot Summary This book is about the tragic disaster that occurred in the spring of 1996 on the earths highest mountain: Jomolungma (goddess, mother of the world), this more mellifluous name for the great mountain, was named this by the Northern Tibetan people. Another one of her names is Sagarmatha (goddess of the sky), which the southern Nepalese prefer to call her. And last but not least, her most commonly recognized name, Mt. Everest. This name was given to the mountain by Sir Andre...

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Rudyard Kiplings life, style, and writing are very interesting and itll be remembered for a long period of time, much longer into the 20th century. On December 30, 1865, Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born. Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. Rudyard Kiplings biological parents are John Lockwood Kipling and Alice Macdonald. As a child in India, he was quite happy. Kipling was very interested in Indian life (Twentieth Century British, 1537). It wasnt until at age...

Brown George 1818-80 Canadian journalist and statesman born in Alloa S
Brown, George (1818-80), Canadian journalist and statesman, born in Alloa, Scotland, and educated in Edinburgh. In 1838 Brown accompanied his father to New York City and then to Toronto, where they began to publish a newspaper, the Banner, in 1843. The following year Brown founded the Toronto Globe, which became one of the most influential political newspapers in Canadian history, as the voice of the Reform, or Liberal, Party in Upper Canada (now Ontario Province). After election to the Canadia...

Dr Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb is
Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb is a black comedy about nuclear war. Kubrick's original intention was to make a straight thriller about a possible nuclear accident, and, as is his custmary method, he began researching the topic in earnest -- subscribing to Aviation Week and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, conferring with NATO officials, etc. According to Kubrick: I started our being completely unfamiliar with any of the professional literature in t...

In a history rich with thinkers and philosophers only a hand-full can
In a history rich with thinkers and philosophers, only a hand-full can make such a large impact on the world as to cause it to utterly and completely change its future, its destiny. Carl Marx was one of these thinkers, a man who would change the way that the world thought in one direction or the other. Speaking on many topics, this writer had different views than most; writing on socialism, communism, and his own Marxism. In effect, one can take his ideas and compare and contrast them to find p...