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Action Plan to Avoid Adolescent Pregnancy - Introduction Since the 1970s, many countries in the world the problem of adolescent sexuality and first sexual experience at young age appeared. To make matters worse, the trend of adolescent pregnancy became increasingly serious. From the fact sheet of World Health Organization, there are about 16 million adolescent girls giving birth every year – most in low- and middle-income countries. Among them, an estimated three million girls aged 15-19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. In low- and middle-income countries, over 30% of girls marry before they are 18 years of age; around 14% before the age of 15 and complications from pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death among girls...   [tags: sex experience, education]
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CNN Controversy: A Class Action Lawsuit - CNN is a cable news network owned by Time Warner. The world headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA. A class action lawsuit was filed in 2011 against CNN by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). Because CNN opted not to include closed-captioning for their short video clips, GLAD claimed that CNN was violating California’s Civil Rights and the Disabled Persons Act (DPA). In 2012 a magistrate judge ruled against CNN’s appeal to dismiss the case. CNN argued that the lawsuit be dropped due to California’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute....   [tags: law suit, closed captioning, ]
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US Action During the Cold War - The United States from the Cold War and into the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) continues to face challenges in translating military might into political desires due to its obsession with raising an army, electing politicians and assembling a diplomatic corp that continue to gravitate towards State-to-State engagements that if not rectified could lead to substantial delays in fighting terrorism and non-terrorist adversaries or worse total failure of the United States Military’s ability to properly carry out it’s politicians objectives due to being blindsided....   [tags: State-to-State Engagements]
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Should Race be an Issue in Collge Admissions? - Should Race be an Issue in Collge Admissions. One of the first questions that people ask me is “What country are you from?” I originally took this comment as an insult, but then saw that this comment came from the ignorance of people in my community who had seen very few Asians. Realizing that my peers were just curious about who I was lightened my tone and I began to laugh every time I got that question. For me it was hilarious that I could be mistaken from really being from another country. I am half Chinese and half Caucasian and was actually born in Alabama....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essays] 889 words
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Alternatives to Live-Action Fictional Films - Is there an alternative to live action fictional films. And if there is an alternative is there a chance it could be entertaining. Who doesn’t enjoy a good fiction film. In Film: An Introduction by William H. Phillips, we learn that the alternative to such films can be both enlightening and entertaining (299). What type of film could be both enlightening and entertaining. Documentaries are. There is potential in a documentary film, also referred to as non-fictional films, which fictional films cannot grasp....   [tags: Film, Documentary] 652 words
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Moments Of Action - There never seems to be an answer to that one moment of action. There are numerous factors that keep the world in a balance every second. If one of these is slightly altered, the stability is broken, the harmony shattered, the world changed. However, the answer one should give to these moments is unclear. Whether those moments are for the better or the worse, only time can tell. As the fourth quarter clock winds down to the final seconds of a crucial game, the quarterback completes a long range pass for the game winning touchdown....   [tags: Expository Essays] 735 words
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Immigrants in Action - Immigrants in Action Members of the Comité de Inmigrantes en Acción Santa Teresa (the St. Theresa Committee of Immigrants in Action) look solemn this evening. It is Friday, 5:00 PM, in the basement of St. Theresa's Church. The basement boasts a distinctly cafeteria-like atmosphere: fluorescent lights, linoleum floors, folding chairs, bare walls, and long institutional tables. Appropriate, a church volunteer later informs me, as the room also functions as a soup kitchen for homeless and low-income families....   [tags: Short Stories Immigration Equality Papers] 3151 words
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Call To Action - Call to Action Improve nations balloting but leave control to locals Author Unknown SUMMARY: A Call to Action is an article from the Houston Chronicle on Thursday, February 20, 2001 informing the nation on the controversial issue of the nations ballots system. The article begins with the announcement of next month’s Census Bureau release of the population’s data. This means that all the voting boundaries are going to be redrawn and reconfigured. It continues to talk about the amazingly close and controversial presidential election on November 7th....   [tags: essays research papers] 1042 words
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A Civil Action - There are few things in life that could be worse than loosing you child to such a horrible disease as leukemia. One can only imagine having such a tragedy repeat itself throughout you community time after time. To compound such tragedies, imagine being poisoned yourself and having to fight some of the largest local corporations to prove the truth and get it stopped. This is the community setting for Jonathan Harr's true-to-life legal thriller A Civil Action. The book was an award winner for "Best Seller" in 1995 and was named the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award....   [tags: Book Reviews] 794 words
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Cause for Action - Cause for Action Imagine a country where a person’s belongings could be taken at any moment and then given to someone else for no apparent reason. Likewise, that same person’s culture, their way of life, would be disregarded, and they would be forced to use a new language and adapt to a different culture. After the culture is done away with, those who remember it die off rapidly. Even with the declining culture, religious persecution becomes apparent along with the long political conflicts....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1266 words
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Leadership In Action - Leadership in Action 1. How would you describe Jack Hartnett’s leadership style. Jack Hartnett’s leadership style as it is described in the text is anachronism. He runs his business in his own way. The styles that he has chosen to run his business describe him as also a good leader and a “difficult to cope with” leader. The things that made him a “difficult to cope with” leader is that he enforce his employees with his own Eight Commandments, that his employees have to follow. If they don’t follow these commandments he will fire them....   [tags: Business Organization Leadership] 917 words
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Leadership in Action - This paper will discuss the simulation, "Leadership in Action". The simulation is based on a company called Smith & Falmouth(S&F), who requires assistance to provide the company with conceptual information about the organization structure and to provide specific recommendation to be successful in the next three years. This paper will describe the formal culture of the organization and how this structure compares with other organizational structures. How the companys informal culture influences their effectiveness and formal structure will also be addressed....   [tags: Business Management Leadership] 1023 words
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Affirmative Defences - Affirmative defenses is the answer to which a defendant gives the court in response to the crime they are charged with. There are two main types of affirmative defenses, Justifications and excuses. Justifications and excuses are answers that the defended did do the crime but they can give a wonderful and perfectly good reason why they did it and they should not be held responsible for the crime they committed. Because every case is different there is a plethora of justifications and excuses, some traditional that have been heard many times in the court and justifications and excuses that have never been heard in a court of law....   [tags: essays research papers] 891 words
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A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines and None of this is Fair, by Richard Rodriguez - Inequality was a big issue back then, when there was not a clear understanding of what it was. The novel “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines was set in 1948 before the Civil Right Movement. It shows the problems and successes of African-Americans. The short story “None of this is Fair” by Richard Rodriguez was about how Affirmative Action benefited the minority making it unfair for white students to succeed. In the novel, Grant is a black person and educated, he is different from the other black people that are supposed to work only on the field....   [tags: racism and inequality]
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Change the World - Today I sat down to write a new short story for The Rooster. At first I was thinking I was going to write something about a carrot that talks and a pirate but that just seemed quite lame. So having no ideas I got up and walked around my apartment and noticed a stack of letters sitting on some piece of random furniture. So I decided to take a look at the adult life which I have been ignoring. lo and behold a letter from the good ol’ US government, concerning my student loan, and as I looked this over I realized I have an interest rate of somewhere between 5% and 6% on my loan for school....   [tags: Political Action] 917 words
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La Movida Madrileña - La Movida Madrileña, meaning “The Action of Madrid”, was an unplanned countercultural movement from 1977 to 1985 in Spain. It began when Dictator Francisco Franco died and Spain erupted with pent-up energy. It was a movement that valued style over substance. The cultural revolution was evident in the music, subculture, fashion, alcohol, drugs, and sexual experimentation. La Movida took place primarily in Madrid, although some other cities such as Barcelona and Vigo had their own Movidas....   [tags: The Action of Madrid]
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Democrats and Republicans View Points - Since the beginning of their inception the Republican and Democrats have had a great divide on their perceptions of what is best for this great nation of ours. Republicans and democrats are distinct in several ways above all in their ideas, politics and world views. Republicans seem to be known as conventional or cautious and they seem to embrace economic equity beyond any other thing. Whereas a Democrat seems to be more open minded and they stand for government supported programs. The purpose of the paper is to analyze, compare and contrast the two parties positions on the issues of same sex marriage, race based affirmative action and illegal immigration....   [tags: Politics]
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The Effects of Temperature on the Action of Enzymes - The Effects of Temperature on the Action of Enzymes Aim: To see how changing the temperature affects the action of the enzyme. ------------------------------------------------------------------ MY HYPOTHESIS: I think that as the temperature increase the quicker the reaction will become ------------------------------------------------------------------- Outline of method You add ice to 150cm³ of cold water in a beaker to bring its temperature down to 10cº. Then a fixed volume of hydrogen peroxide is added to a pre-weighed piece of liver contained in a test tube....   [tags: Papers] 1222 words
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Universities Must Continue with the Race-sensitive Admissions Process - Newspaper headlines and public forums demand educational reform with growing frequency. Race-sensitive admissions policies are often at the center of these debates. For example, according to the Los Angeles Times on March 21, 2001, the Los Angeles Community College district trustees are scheduled to vote for a resolution to support the University of California’s move to reinstate affirmative action in its admissions policies. This reinstatement has visible student support as seen in the March 15, 2001 rallies at the UC Regent’s meeting in which over 1,000 supporters of affirmative action came out to voice their opinion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Mirror Neuron and its Role in Action Understanding - Although the control of action in humans is fairly well understood, the processes that underlie action understanding from observation are much more unclear. In general, action understanding refers to the ability to recognize the purpose of an action performed by another person (Hickok 2008). Two prominent theories exist to explain this phenomenon. The first posits that action understanding is an inferential process that integrates contextual clues to determine the goal of a movement. In contrast, the second theory asserts that action understanding arises from the simulation of the observed action in the motor areas of the viewer (Brass et al....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr - A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr A Civil Action is based upon a true story that Jonathan Harr, a former staff writer of New England Monthly describes a case that in the legal system that is fascinating and compelling. The story of a impracticable quest by an idealistic young personal-Injury lawyer, whose aim was to prove that two conglomerates, Beatrice Foods and W.R Grace, allegedly polluted the water in Woburn ,Mass. a Boston suburb, with carcinogens. Jan had hoped that a victory would send a message to the boardrooms to America and felt that the culture of Leukemia in Woburn guaranteed his success....   [tags: Law Criminal Justice System Essays] 522 words
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Consciousness and Intentionality of Action - Consciousness and Intentionality of Action ABSTRACT: One much discussed issue in contemporary philosophy is the relation between consciousness and intentionality. Philosophers debate whether consciousness and intentionality are somehow ‘connected’; whether we have reason to be more optimistic about an ‘objective,’ ‘scientific’ or ‘third person’ ‘account’ of intentionality than about an analogous account of consciousness. This paper is intended as a limited contribution to that debate. I shall be concerned only with the intentionality of action....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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The Internal Action Of Hamlet - The Internal 'Action'; of Hamlet Many people have emotional ups and downs, it is human nature, everybody has to go through a time of depression and happiness at one point or another. In this play, Hamlet is going through a time of depression. Many people can relate to Hamlet because everybody has struggles. In this play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, much of the action is internal. The conflict in this play is fought inside of a young prince named Hamlet. He finds out that his father was murdered and he has to decide within himself whether or not to seek revenge....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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Action and Accountability in Macbeth - Action and Accountability in Macbeth       They say that life is what you make of it. Though there is much in the fabric of Shakespeare’s tragedies that complicates the relationship between action and accountability with regard to the tragic heroes, it cannot be assumed, simply because they find themselves in a difficult position, that they are engulfed and rendered powerless by the events that unfold in their midst. Even Iago, Shakespeare’s evil incarnate, remarks, “ ‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus…we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts” (1.3:316-326)....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]
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International Human Rights in Action - International Human Rights in Action The United Nations has been adapting its human rights machinery in order to better respond to the changing demands of the international community. During the cold war, the United Nations created the normative and institutional structures for international human rights protection, steadily broadening its competence in this area. At the same time, it supported the vast process of decolonization, which led to the birth of over 80 new independent nations. Landmark United Nations actions, such as the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1960), provided the blueprint for universally establishing the collective right to...   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 882 words
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Identity, Intersubjectivity and Communicative Action - Identity, Intersubjectivity and Communicative Action Traditionally, attempts to verify communications between individuals and cultures appeal to 'public' objects, essential structures of experience, or universal reason. Contemporary continental philosophy demonstrates that not only such appeals, but fortuitously also the very conception of isolated individuals and cultures whose communication such appeals were designed to insure, are problematic. Indeed we encounter and understand ourselves, and are also originally constituted, in relation to others....   [tags: Philosophy Hume Papers] 4204 words
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Insanity and Legal Action - Insanity and Legal Action Schopenhauer’s theory of madness as a defect of memory, while unquestionably dated, nonetheless retains significant intuitive appeal and is at least reconcilable with modern understandings of mental function and insanity.1 If accepted as a working theory in conjunction with a more modern understanding of the operation of the brain, the theory leads to a conception of insanity as a failure of understanding of consequences. In turn, this conception may help explain precisely why the insane are not considered responsible for their actions, and may suggest that the insane cannot be said to have acted at all....   [tags: Law]
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Action Based Ethical Systems - Action Based Ethical Systems One criticism would be that Action- Based Ethics lack a motivational component. Critics claim that action based ethics are uninspiring and very negative. They would say that it fails to inspire someone to action. Most of the commandments and rules in such systems are innately negative "Thou shalt not…" There is something unfit about a morality which is so unevenly defined in terms of "Thou shalt nots", emphasising innocence instead of an "energetic pursuit of the Good"....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Evaluation of Action Plan - Evaluation of Action Plan * As my skill weakness, I wanted to improve the amount of tackles I made with my right shoulder in a game. To do this I needed to improve the percentage of successful tackles with my right shoulder. My six week action plan involved drills specifically designed to improve my tackling so that I could improve the amount completed in matches and after monitoring my performances I have seen that my tackling has improved * Despite being my skill strength, I wanted to improve the percentage of tackles completed over the gain line with my left shoulder....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Imaginary Business Action Plan - Imaginary Business Action Plan For this item of course work I have been asked to produce a comprehensive study into starting an imaginary business of my choice in the Ballymena district in which I live. To help me proceed through this I will develop an inclusive action plan which will allow me to see how well I'm progressing through the time that I have been given. The action plan will also help me with the points that I must cover to ensure this study is comprehensive. In order for this study to be comprehensive and not lacking in detail or facts I must research all aspects of starting a business....   [tags: Papers] 5498 words
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Disciplinary Action in HR - Q. Discuss the use of disciplinary action in managing human resources. Human Resource Management is the backbone of every company. From a business standpoint, Human Resource Management does many things from being a strategic partner with the corporate structure, dealing with job analysis, employee testing, recruiting and hiring, training and developing employees, establishing pay appraisal techniques, managing careers, and establishing employee compensation. Let's not forget that, since HRM (Human Resource Management) deals with employees it also has to discipline them when they create problems....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 1723 words
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Public Relations In Action - PR in Action Public Relations is composed of many marketing tactics that enable companies to enhance credibility and image. It can also assist in developing goodwill and influences public opinion. Forms of PR tactics are speeches, special events, news releases, and annual events. PR is targeted to a specific audience. It's a very affective way of saying who you are, what you do, and how you can make a difference. Effective PR comes in many forms. Most of us are more familiar with flyers, brochures, and websites....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1215 words
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Pulic Relation In Action - Abstract In every organization today, whether operating on a national or local scale, profit or non-profit needs to have a Public Relations team in order for them to run smoothly and effectively. Non-profit organizations such as, Young Men's Christian Association otherwise know as the YMCA, Mothers Against Drunk Driving otherwise know as MADD, and Big Brothers Big Sisters International otherwise known as BBBS are three organizations that use effective Public Relations in order to run a successful organization and in turn help the community in various ways....   [tags: PR Public Relations Analysis] 1684 words
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Civil Action - Civil Action      The legal system is an essential element in the successful operation of this country. It is a system that is utilized every day, by every type of person, from the average blue-collar worker to the average Wall Street broker. There is a multitude of ways that the legal system is put to use. One such way is the class action lawsuit. A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr, uses the account of a single case, Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al, to illustrate the power and importance of class action lawsuits in the civil justice system....   [tags: Law Suit Legal Lawyer Court Essays Papers]
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The American Dynasty - It has been nearly fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, and Americans all across the nation are beginning to remember those fateful years of protest and legislation as semi-centennials, like the Little Rock Nine, begin to come around. But as millions of people remember the many victories of racial equality that took place nearly a half-century ago, the question of “How far have we really come?” becomes a sociological issue that many are either too indifferent or ignorant to address....   [tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation] 1616 words
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Action Painting - Action Painting Changing concerns in the field of theory and practice reflected developments in the social and economic structures after the horrible events of World War II. The complex relationship between the loss of faith in the Enlightenment’s promise that rationality would produce increased freedom and changes in cultural value systems caused by revolutionary developments in science and technology brought into focus natural contradictions in modern thinking. Abstract Expressionists of the 1940’s and 50’s were abstract artists because they had been schooled in early modern painting....   [tags: Papers] 963 words
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Civil Action - A Civil Action The movie A Civil Action brings up an interesting idea that many people in the public don't see or hear about very often. The idea that the big corporations often don't take into account the safety of the people that work for them or the people that live around the factories. These big corporations are run entirely by money and the idea of what things will cost and how much money they can possibly make. Too many times money is more important than the lives of human beings and the people that run these places only see in dollars and cents....   [tags: Movies Film] 1020 words
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The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Action Films - The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Action Films In this essay I am going to explore the conventions of action films and their popularity. People love action films, and when they go to see one there are conventions you would expect to see in the film All plots of action films are based on the same outline, Hero and villain meet, there's a disruption of order, and mission, then everything is sorted out when the villain dies and everything returns to normal. There are Stock characters that you expect to see in this genre of film, the hero, the villain and two attractive ladies....   [tags: Papers] 897 words
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National Collective Action - National Collective Action The framers of the U.S. Constitution were men who wanted to solve the problems of collective action and agency loss. The Articles of Confederation contained many weaknesses, and to amend this, the framers sought to create a strong central government that could delegate authority and cut down transaction costs. Many compromises were necessary in order to solve these conflicts. The framers adopted certain changes that helped to balance the need for effective national collective action against the dangers inherent in the delegation of any authority....   [tags: Papers] 1030 words
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The Social Action Theory and Symbolic Interactionism - The Social Action Theory and Symbolic Interactionism Max Weber believed that individuals were the key to society. He developed social action theory, the purpose of which was to find out why individuals function in certain ways. He thought that every social action performed by an individual had a meaning attached to it. Social actions are the result of conscious thought processes that take into consideration the reactions of other individuals. Weber identified four types of social action which include, reason (an instrumentally rational or calculated action), value or rational action (determined by belief), emotion or effectual action (dependent upon the feelings...   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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Interest Groups and Collective Action on the Internet - Interest Groups and Collective Action on the Internet The Business Roundtable is a unique business-oriented interest group. The BRT was established in 1972, founded in the belief that the chief executive officers of major corporations should take an increased role in political debates and public policy on economic and trade issues. Indeed, the entire membership of the BRT is comprised of CEOs. However, a permanent seat on the BRT is granted to a company, not its CEO. For example, Philip Condit currently fills Boeing’s seat on the BRT, but if Boeing replaced Condit as CEO, his replacement would serve as Boeing’s representative....   [tags: Business Roundtable Papers] 1889 words
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The Role of Action in the Development of Ethical Certainties - The Role of Action in the Development of Ethical Certainties In any conscient human action it is always given a motive which leads us to act with one orientation instead of another. This is what, in a certain sense, allows us to say that we choose what we want or what fulfils our expectations in terms of the limits of the given circumstances. There is always the search for a benefit related to what we consider preferable, and this is so called delimited by what it signifies for us. In the end, it has an origin that supports our elections, and give the basis to have reasons for justifying these elections....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Essays] 2348 words
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Korean Collective Action - Korean Collective Action Throughout the past two decades, boycotts and demonstrations against Korean-American grocers by African-Americans have become increasingly common. This Anti-Korean stance has been fueled by complaints of Koreans' rudeness and physical violence towards customers, shoplifting suspicions, and price discrimination. However, using these same grievances, Korean-Americans have also done their share of shaking up the system. By the early 1980's produce retail had become the dominant business among Koreans in New York City (Min, 61)....   [tags: Immigration Economics Economy Essays]
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Nanotechnology: Taking Action - Nanotechnology: Taking Action Happiness is a goal that never seems attainable. Philosophers have struggled with the idea of happiness and the implications of what it means to want. Perfection seems as a sickness to our very nature. We as humans strive for achieving the unachievable. Yet, the irony of this pursuit of happiness is that, once that want is achieved, new wants form, and then happiness is again hidden. But, what if perfection could happen. What if society and its environment could once again live in the Garden of Eden....   [tags: Science Technology Essays]
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Enzyme Action Investigation - Enzyme Action Investigation Aim === My aim is to collect sensible results in an investigation to prove the optimum temperature for the enzyme amylase to break down starch. Background info =============== An enzyme is a biological catalyst that breaks down large molecular structures so they can be absorbed easier. It is found in all living things and there are more than 700 known enzymes in existence. However when an enzyme reacts, it remains the same and can continue breaking down substrates, which is the reason why we do not have many....   [tags: Papers] 1632 words
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Action and Observation in Shakespeare's King Lear - Action and Observation in King Lear        Auden once asserted that Shakespearean tragedy is necessarily parabolic, pertaining to the only myth that Christianity possesses: that of the 'unrepentant thief'. We as the spectators are thus implicated in the action since each of us 'is in danger of re-enacting [this story] in his own way'.1 The sufferings of the hero could be our own sufferings, whereas in Greek tragedy, such a notion is precluded precisely because the misfortunes of a character can be traced back to the discontent of the gods....   [tags: King Lear Essays]
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Shakespeare's Presentation of Action in Act Three - Shakespeare's Presentation of Action in Act Three The point of Act three Scene one is to show the audience the political side of Antony and Cleopatra. All of the triumvirate are worried about their reputations and this short scene suggests that they are not that generous. Shakespeare makes Scene two seem comic because Enobarbus and Agrippa mock Lepidus and say that he is Caesar and Antony's 'beetle', 'They are his shards, and he their beetle'. The way in which Shakespeare has presents Enobarbus's and Agrippa's speech, allow the audience to have a bit more background information about the main characters from a completely different, unbiased point of view....   [tags: Papers] 915 words
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The Ethical Goodness or Badness about an Action - The Ethical Goodness or Badness about an Action To make a statement on the ethical goodness or badness about some action can be neither true nor false due to the fact that this statement is merely an opinion of mine and not actually based on facts. This opinion is an extension of my expression that this action performed is wrong. I can express my opinion in many different ways such as body language or speech but none of these will make the opinion I have, or in this case the statement I make, true or false....   [tags: Papers] 649 words
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Initiative 200 - Affirmative Action Under Attack by Initiative 200. Affirmative action is under heavy attack by initiative 200, and it should not be. It should not be under fire because it serves as an act of restitution for the discrimination and hurt that we have caused African-Americans and other minorities throughout this century. It is our job to repair and repay blacks because our performance in the past has immediately affected their present status. Americans, especially white males until late, were not opposed to affirmative action....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Interest Group Politics and Collective Action - Interest Group Politics and Collective Action The Human Rights Campaign is the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group in the nation. With over 400,000 members, the group is able to lobby very effectively in Washington and has an impressive legislative record. The HRC began in 1980 as a fund to raise money for gay-supportive congressional candidates. It was meant to be a response to the successful right-wing groups at the time, including the National Conservative Political Action Committee and Moral Majority....   [tags: Homosexuality Human Rights Campaign Essays]
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The Development of Action in Kate Chopin's The Storm - The Development of Action in The Storm "The Storm" by Kate Chopin is about a storm that passes through a coastal townin the Southern United States. The story charts the different phases of the storm, and then associates the character interaction with each phase. The tension between characters increases as the physical aspects of the storm become more violent. This essay will outline the development of the storm and coincide character relationships with the outline. The passing of the storm is the central action in The Storm and this essay will analyze the affect it has on the story as a whole....   [tags: Chopin Storm Essays] 899 words
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The Neural Score for Language and Related Action - The Neural Score for Language and Related Action In the web page, GESTURAL EQUIVALENCE (EQUIVALENTS) OF LANGUAGE (http://www.percep.demon.co.uk/gesture.htm) , the development of language with respect to movements of the arms and hands are discussed. It is proposed that there are certain neural patterns, a score, to these movements that correspond to certain sounds. One can get so general as to say that there is one pattern of movement for each phoneme in language. Phonemes are the basic sounds of which a spoken language is constructed....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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American and Hong Kong Action Films - American and Hong Kong Action Films When comparing the action films of Hong Kong to the typical action films of America, certain differences are clearly visible. The films from Hong Kong feature more melodrama, more fast-paced action scenes, and most noticeably, more graphic violence, than the action films released in the US. When looking at what these Hong Kong films were influenced by, especially the films of John Woo, it is surprising to see that many of these differences from American cinema are, in fact, inspired by American cinema....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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