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Terrorism and the International Court of Justice 04/26/01 PL SC 14H Terrorism and the International Court of Justice I. History of International Terrorism II. State Sponsored Terrorism A. Iran B. Sudan III. Benefits Derived From Terrorism A. Inexpensive and ability to advance ideologies B. Fear C. Publicity D. Minimal risk E. Lack of public defeat IV. Aspects of Terrorism A. Technological advances B. Weapons of mass destruction C. Cyber terrorism D. Suicide bombing V. Islamic Terrorist Organiza
Terrorist Organizations Criminology January 28, 2004 Terrorist 2 TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS The days of hostage taking and aircraft hijackings may seem like history. Americans are now faced with hateful crimes, performed on their own soil, and designed to strike fear. The groups responsible for these attacks are well trained, disciplined and extremely devoted to their cause. The notion of targets being random is erroneous. In fact, all terrorist organizations share one common characteristic; the a
The effect of “The Simpsons” on our families mon/wed/fri,8:00Am “The Simpsons” is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that “The Simpsons” conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that “The Simpsons” is affecting children, but how bad. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working fo
The illusion of a Utopia The effect of hypocrisy, Ignorance and judgement Is the ideal of a Utopia a realistic paragon that might someday come true, or just a segment of an oversocialist mind set? Although many might think that it is possible, John Wingham, in his novel The C hrysalids, tried to prove to us that every society has its flaws therefore making the ideal of a Utopia unthinkable and absurd. In this text, I will prove to you that perfect societies are, and will remain, nonexisting by
The importance of Symbolism Name: _________________ Date: __________________ Period: _________________ In the novel, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, many different objects symbolize characters. Various characters symbolize different topics in this novel. For example, Phineas is a big symbol because of his relationship with Gene. Another example would be the tree because it helped two friends bond because they go to the tree to play on it. Lastly, summer is another symbol because of the summer
THE LIFE OF PLATO Plato was born in 427 B.C. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically influential. His family had a rich history of political connections and consisted of his parents, Ariston and Perictione, his older brothers Adeimantus and Glawcon, and later a younger sister, Potone. “In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life”(Beavers and Planeaux). During Platos early years he was instructed by eminent teachers in grammar, music, a
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
“Girl Interrupted” FILM REVIEW This film, based on Susanna Kaysen’s best selling true story of the same title, “Girl Interrupted” was a highly emotional drama for me. A reflection from the 1960’s when women could easily be institutionalized, and labeled insane if they did not conform to society’s standards or ideals. Also a reflection of where we have come from in our thinking, and how much of this still effects our lives today. The subject matter involved self-definition and being misunderstood
Her Writings Tell of Her Life Eng 362 February 27, 2003 In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society
Marilyn Manson “I am so all-American, I'll sell you suicide / I am totalitarian, I've got abortions in my eyes / I hate the hater, I'd rape the raper / I am not the animal who will not be himself.” These are lyrics from the song Irresponsible Hate Anthem by shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. Manson is one of the people most often blamed for the bad things in society: punk teenagers, young criminals, and tragedies such as the massacre at Columbine high school. But is Marilyn Manson really such a big in
‘Amadeus’ Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France's focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a
The Narrative Structure The narrative structure would best be described as classic / realist due to numerous factors throughout the film. First of all, the characters in this are very well rounded: the story is told at a slow pace and this gives us the opportunity to gain vast information about the characters within it. This is done through the length of the film, clocking at 142 minutes, 22 seconds (136 minutes, 36 seconds on video due to PAL transfer), also this film spans the nineteen years t
Street Car Named Desire A single tragic event can affect you for your whole life and also make it harder to live. In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, we are introduced to Blanche Dubois. When Blanche was only 16 she fell in love and married a man named Allan only to later discover he was bisexual, this totally disgusted her and she let him know. Her attitude towards his sexuality prompted him to commit suicide. She felt responsible and could not get over the fact that he
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
Character development in Fifth Business, and the role of name changes Robertson Davies’s novel, the Fifth Business, is full of symbolism, magic, saints, miracles and myths. Its characters are rich and colourful. Just like in classic theatre plays, there are five main characters in the book, two female ones and three male characters: the Hero, the Villain and the so called “fifth business”, who helps the story move along. The book’s main character, Dunstable Ramsey, plays a similar role in peopl
Destiny Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved, as quoted by William Jennings Bryan, in my opinion, is the one sentence moral of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Even from the preliminary lines, people read or watch Shakespeare's tragedy already knowing the inevitable outcome, the catastrophic death of both Romeo and Juliet. The play shows that fate is in control, but also that it often uses Romeo and Juliet's fa
Which character from An Inspector Call learns most from Eva Smith’s death. An Inspector Calls is basically a ‘who is to blame’ mystery. It is written by J.B priestly. The play is set in 1912 in a wealthy businessman’s dining room, who is celebrating his daughter’s engagement. The characters in this scene are Mr and Mrs Birling, their son Eric, daughter Sheila and her fiancé Gerald Croft and later on in the play we meet Inspector Goole. J.B Priestly was a patriotic socialist who championed social
An exploration of why Hamlet delays the act of revenge Hamlet is a human being, and he is an emotional human being. He feels guilt, remorse and has responsibilities, yet at the same time he feels pride and a sense of duty. He is quick, in Act one, scene five to take on his role of avenger “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge.” Hamlet is passionate about his role and swears to “wipe away all trivial fond records” and to so
The Bell Jar In Sylvia Plath’s, The Bell Jar, the main character, Esther Greenwood, faces many issues while trying to deal with society. She is introduced to a new world in Manhattan, New York and theses issues surround her. These Issues range from dieting to even suicide. All the girls seemed to be reducing. Esther feels the pressures of slimming down because everyone else is doing it. She sees dieting people all around her and begins to think she should diet. “Almost everybody I met in New Yor
Kate Chopin I FA Kate Chopin’s second and final novel, The Awakening, was published in 1899 at the height of her popularity. Ironically, this work, now regarded as a classic, essentially marked the end of Chopin’s writing career. The Awakening has now earned a place in the literary canon for the way it uses these formal and structural techniques to explore themes of marriage, motherhood and woman’s independence, desire, and sexuality. In my opinion all these issues are best seen in the last chap
The entire King’s Men All the King’s Men, written by Robert Penn Warren, is set deep in the south during the 1930’s. This is a story of the rise and fall of a political titan. Willie Stark comes from poverty to become the governor of his state. He forces his enemies into submission by blackmails, repeated threats, and bullies them. He creates a series of liberal reforms that lay heavy tax burdens on the rich and lifts the money issue off of the poor farmers. His foil character Sam MacMurfee pers
NO WAY BUT SUICIDE It was the day I dreamt of, the sun rose in its glory beyond grisly clouds as though the nightly time was over, and sky was spreading out its whole dark blues through air bores. Pensive and silent, I was walking down a hillside. I smelt fragrance of flowers when taking every step down at the hill. I felt soft feeble wind against my cheeks and that made me feel refreshed. I heard birds chirping over trees which had already been soaked under the rain. I took a look at the polis
Oedipus Rex Oedipus is rather impressive as a leader. He wants to take everything on himself. When it's suggested he send for a prophet, he's already done it, for example. Ironically, he doesn't follow through with how all this applies to him, how he really is responsible for it all. Notice how he uses the personal pronoun I. (I Oedipus, whose name is known afar” ) He seems full of himself, but there's a blind spot in the middle of all this pomposity. I think one of the main reasons Oedipus is s
Siddhartha The Brahmins Son Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin (a Hindu Priest), and his best friend, Govinda, have grown up learning the ways of the Brahmins. Everyone in their village loves Siddhartha. But although he brings joy to everyone's life, Siddhartha feels little joy himself. He is troubled by restless dreams and begins to wonder if he has learned all that his father and the other Brahmins can teach him. As Hesse says, ...they had already poured the sum total of their knowledge into his
The Awakening „The Awakening” is a novel in which we can notice many significant influences that made this book Kate Chopin’s masterpiece. I chose the last chapter ,because in my opinion it reveals the results of cultural, biographical and literal backgrounds in the most apparent way. In the last XXXIX chapter Victor and Mariequita flirt and discuss Edna’s dinner party. Suddenly they see Edna’s walking toward them. It is still quite long before the summer season, but Edna explains that she has a
Timeline of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies May 1898 – Dunstable Ramsey is born (p.1) Spring 1908 – Mary and Amasa Dempster come to live in Deptford (p.18) Dec. 27 1908 5:58 pm – Mrs. Dempster gets hit by snowball (p.1) Dec. 28 1908, early morning – Paul Dempster is born (p.5) April 1909 – Paul is out of danger and starts growing (p.17) Summer 1911 – Dunny starts taking care of the library (p.25) Spring 1913 – he teaches Paul magic and reads to him about saints (p.31) Later in 1913 – Amasa De
“A Clean, Well Lighted Place” 1 English 4B 29 March 2004 Although tone is an extremely complicated issue to analyze, it is one of the most elementary literary elements. Like a tone of voice, the tone of a story can communicate joy, anger, love, sorrow, and disapproval. It shows the feelings of the author, so greatly that one can sense them. The tone adds to the overall feeling, and effectiveness portrayed in any literary work. Those feelings may be similar to the feelings expressed by the narrat
Cancer English 100 05012004 There are many types of cancers, cancer is a disease that slowly kills you. Cancer can be in almost any part of your body, depending on where it is and how severe the cancer is spreading is going to depend on how long you are going to live. prostate cancer is a major concern among American doctors today, for men. On the other hand for woman doctors are very concerned with breast cancer for woman. These two cancer types that I have just named are the most deadly forms
FuturamaThe Lesser of Two Evils Name: Bender Physical description: Functions include extensomatic arms, telescopic eyes, gay- dar, three cameras (with timer) and a temperature gauge. He is a robot made of metal. He is a foghat grey, he has magnets stuck to his head, and he has a stalk thingy on top of his head. His teeth are a bit yellow and are extremely straight. His eyes are also a bit yellow, they are sunk in. His arms and legs are extensible. His body is round and there is a door, which ope
Eminem Editorial Produce a transcript of a taped guide for visitors which offers a commentary as they walk around the Eminem Room of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The museum offers two different taped guides, one for children and one for adults. Age Group 16 + Hello and welcome to the Eminem room of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout this tour you will see how Eminem developed as an artist and performer, but also how the controversial rapper got to where he is today. Come with me as we
Eva Braun mistress from 1932 and his wife during the last few hours of his life, Eva Braun was born in Munich, the daughter of a school teacher. Of middle-class Catholic background, she first met Hitler in the studio of his photographer friend, Heinrich Hoffmann (q.v.), in 1929, describing him to her sister, Ilse, as a gentleman of a certain age with a funny moustache and carrying a big felt hat. At that time Eva Braun still worked for Hoffmann as an office assistant, later becoming a photo labo
“Everyday Use:” A Reflection on the Life of Alice Walker-By Sheena Mitchell Alice Walker is an extremely successful African-American author. She was born on February 19, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. Many people doubted her success because at the age of eight she was blinded in her right eye by the bullet of a BB-gun. But Walker was determined and did not let that minor setback hinder her progress. Her parents were Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker. Both of them were poor sharecroppers. She is
Character Sketch of Ethan Frome “Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters. Most of the smart ones get away” (6). That, said by Harmon Gow, was definitely how Ethan Frome could be described. Too many winters in Starkfield had taken its toll on Ethan, and it was obvious to see. Ethan, “the ruin of a man” (3), just hadn’t gotten out of Starkfield in time. Now, as the narrator related, “There was something bleak and unapproachable in his face; and he was so stiffened and grizzled I took him fo
Experience Machine I am a pilot, an astronaut, I am a scientist. Do I have wings? I can fly. Am I in total control or am I not? What is it that frees me from all obstacles and allows me to live where there are no boundaries? What is it that offers me the taste of all pleasures I had wished for? Life itself is not enough, for things can never go behind reason. I can not live in my own imagination. What if I was plugged in by a certain machine that has the power of enabling me to live my own creat
Assisted Suicide Physician assisted suicide presents one of the greatest dilemmas to the medical profession. Should someone who is mentally competent, but deemed terminally ill, be allowed to engage in physician-assisted suicide? According to the First Amendment of The Constitution of The United States, one has the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The Fourteenth Amendment states, The State cannot deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process
Gambling Gambling is prominent in today’s society. This can be seen especially through politics. Everywhere voters are electing people to office who are pro gambling. William Thompson of the University of Nevada (1994) describes politicians by stating, “It’s part of the American landscape, they’ll trade morality for dollars” (1). In North and South Carolina, for example, the last governor election showed that the people were for legal gambling by voting in governors who wanted a lottery. Now in
Aggression Psychology 4th period 2-25-04 · What is Aggression. · Mental processing and why. · How to prevent aggression. · Works cited. · 5 open forum facts. Anger may do more harm than any other emotion. First of all it is very common and, secondly, it upsets at least two people-the aggressor and the person aggressing. Anger is feeling mad in response to frustration or injury. You don't like what has happened and usually you'd like to get revenge. Anger is an emotional-physiological-cognitive i
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered
Arson: Definition - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson: Why do people do it and how can we prevent it? Arson is a common, costly and complex problem in this country and around the world. Arson affects everyone, invading communities, threatening businesses and family security. Deliberate fire setting is the largest single cause of fires in the
Depression in Children and Adolescents July 18, 2004 Depression among children and adolescents is common, but often goes over-looked and under-treated. It affects one percent of preschoolers, two percent of children under the age of thirteen and five to eight percent of adolescents. (Son, Sung 2000) Depression becomes more significant with middle adolescents. Young woman are more likely to become depressed than young men by a two to one ratio. (Jacques, Heather 2004) Depression is more than bein
Depressive Disorder during Adolescence For many years the issue of depressive disorder has concerned many psychologists who have been searching the main reasons why young adult suffer from major depressive disorder. Epidemiological studies argued that the stage of adolescence has more probabilities to acquire major depression disorder (MDD) and approach adult levels. Psychologists have been concerned in the consequences of depressive adolescences after they become adults. Through many studies ps
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
Fear is the Greatest Obstacle in One Person’s Life. Fear is the greatest obstacle in life. Everything you think of connects to fear; hence it is the hardest and most important obstruction. Fear is important because it keeps us alive, but also the most difficult because we fear fear itself. This horrible and evil being, is not an “it,” it is not in the air, nor in the dark, it is in the conscience inside you. It is the same thing that makes you think happiness, and makes you feel safe and secure.
Generalized anxiety disorder Young people with an anxiety disorder typically are so afraid, worried, or uneasy that they cannot function normally. Anxiety disorders can be long-lasting and interfere greatly with a child's life. If not treated early, anxiety disorders can lead to: missed school days or an inability to finish school; impaired relations with peers; low self-esteem; alcohol or other drug use; problems adjusting to work situations; and anxiety disorder in adulthood. There are a numbe
Abnormal Behavior Lesson 8 Short Answer 1. Define abnormal behavior. Use your own words and avoid psychological jargon when possible. Abnormal behaviors are one of the fields of abnormal psychology, the area of psychological investigation concerned with understanding the nature of individual pathologies of mind, mood, and behavior. There are 7 kinds of abnormal behaviors: distress or disability – an individual experiences personal distress or disabled functioning, producing a risk of physical or
Euthanasia 1. Definitions of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide a. The terms physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are often used interchangeably. However, the distinctions are significant. b. Physician-assisted suicide involves a medical doctor who intentionally provides a patient with the means to kill him or herself, usually by an overdose of prescription medication. c. Assisted suicide involves a layperson providing the patient with the deadly means for suicide. d. Euthanasia invo
Euthanasia RELIGION AND SOCIETY – UNIT 2 – ETHICS LEARNING OUTCOME 2 ASSESSMENT TASK – VALUES IN ETHICAL ARGUMENT Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases, euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases of euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is usually terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are two con
Euthanasia Euthanasia is to die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Simply put, the word euthanasia means good death. To many people, life is just not worth living. If they choose, these people should have the right to die, fo
Battle over suicide help continues in federal court over Ashcroft challengeWith Oregon's Death with Dignity Act at issue, competing sides debate jurisdiction and voice concerns about palliative pain care. Attorneys representing the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the state of Oregon and several dying patients had their day in court May 7 as three judges from the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals listened to arguments over whether U.S. Attorney Gener al John Ashcroft had the right to ban the use of narco
Comic Books Positively Influence Psychological Development in Children The arguments in regards to the effects of media on the psychology of children are endless. In the midst of this the stand of what effect comic books have on child development is questioned. Comic books positively influences a child’s psychological development due to their ability to communicate important social issues, stimulate creativity, and depict a truthful sense of reality. It has been expressed by many that comic book