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Quran Burning - Quran Burning Can power be used for good. Unfortunately, there are many events in the past three years that overshadow the good that has been occurring in the world. People use different types of power to achieve the task at hand. The Quran burning, a recent controversial event that was supposed to occur on September 11, 2010, to honor all victims who passed away in the terrorist attacks. However, a small town church pastor named Terry Jones utilizes many powers to attempt to burn a holy book that was significant to a certain race, the Muslims....   [tags: Terrorism politics Society]
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Mississippi Burning - I know I have seen this movie before, but can’t recall the reaction I had at the time. However im glad I took the time to see it again. This time I see things from a larger perspective than what the face value is. Knowing that the Government didn’t take a more aggressive posture from early on is mind boggling. A series of emotions go through my mind as I see it all unfold. This movie, Mississippi Burning can be labeled as a true eye opening experience of what unfolded during this era. I realize the director may have adjusted in some areas to capture and maintain the interest of the viewers....   [tags: Movie Review] 627 words
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The Mississippi Burning - The Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning brings awareness to the ways of the Jim Crow south. In 1964, three civil rights workers made their way to Neshoba County. Two of the workers were white and the third boy was black. The suspicious disappearance of the men brought the attention of the FBI. Some people question whether the FBI only got involved because two of the workers were white. This movie reveals the improper treatment of African Americans at a time when every American citizen was guaranteed equal rights under the law....   [tags: Civil Rights Racism Equality Essays] 444 words
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Paris is Burning - Paris is Burning We recently watched the film Paris is Burning, a documentary about black drag queens in Harlem and their culture surrounding balls. Directly related we also read two feminist critiques, Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion by Judith Butler and Is Paris Burning by bell hooks. Two areas of critique I focus on and question are the critiques regarding the filmmaker, audience and drag queens and how they participate to reinforce a heterosexual racist patriarchy....   [tags: Film Movies]
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The Ends Justify the Means - The violence shown in the film Mississippi Burning displays one of the most inhumane images. It shows the unconditional hatred by the Caucasian Americans toward the African American people living in Jessup County. Throughout the film, it is suggested by Agent Anderson (a fictional FBI agent) that those involved in the investigation of three missing children needed to use more guttural tactics. This is often referred to as a “do whatever it takes” philosophy. In the film however, Agent Ward is particularly against using such tactics and avidly tries to avoid using them....   [tags: Mississippi Burning]
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The Berlin Book Burning and the Beginning of the Nazi Regime - Leaders are always looking to demonstrate their power. They want to show the world that they are the ones in authority, that no one should cross their path or challenge their ideas. To do this leaders burn books that they want to efface from the minds of their followers. Book burnings are always a part of a massive turning point in history, either for good or bad. In most cases book burnings appear towards the beginning of the battle, to strengthen everyone’s opinion to be with or against whatever the leaders may be burning....   [tags: Demonstration of Power, Censorship]
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Burning Man Remains True to its Core Values - Burning Man, an annual event set during the week before Labor Day in the vast Nevada desert, started off small in 1986 as a celebration of the summer solstice. Since its inception as an exploration of a hybrid of modern life and ancient rituals, Burning Man has transformed into a massive, pseudo-utopian haven for all types of creative expression. With Burning Man’s explosion in popularity among almost every facet of the counter-culture movement, the festival has grown from a small group of like-minded people gathering together in the dessert to a full-blown event, akin in scale to Woodstock....   [tags: counter-culture movement]
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The Säuberung Baptism: The Reasoning Behind Nazi Book Burning - The removal of free intellectualism and the integration of the “Pure German Spirit” way of thinking were achieved though the burning of all text deemed “un-German”. But what makes a text un-German. Simply anything that questioned, threatened, or was simply different then what the Führer and the Reich believed in. The burning of thousands of books was caused by the "Action against the Un-German Spirit", by the will of the German student association. The horrid event took place during the Wartburg festival in 1933....   [tags: German History ]
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Burning Man: An Experiment in Radical Self Expression - I work for a very conservative, global medical device company in Orange County. Within a month of starting my position, I had become acquainted with a woman who was very in every sense of the word “professional”, was always dressed in her Brooks Brothers best and had a reputation among her peers for being very straight laced. One day I overheard another manager taking about her, mentioning that she was a regular at Burning Man. Of course judgments were immediately made, perhaps prematurely as I had only the vaguest idea what this event was about; but was sure I heard somewhere that it was a weeklong drug binging, orgy....   [tags: Event Analysis ]
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Flag Burning: The Debate Continues - Abstract    Several times in our nation's history, Congress has introduced a bill that would provide for banning flag desecration. Each time, however, the Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country."    In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much" (qtd....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451 - A Burning Intellect in Fahrenheit 451 In the 1950 novel Fahrenheit 451, AUTHOR Ray Bradbury presents the now familiar images of mind controlING worlds. People now live in a world where they are blinded from the truth of the present and the past. The novel is set in the, perhaps near, future where the world is AT war, and firemen set fires instead of putting them out. Books and written knowledge ARE banned from the people, and it is the firemen's job to burn books. Firemen are the policemen of THE FUTURE....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 Essays] 1202 words
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The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide - The Effects of Burning Carbon Dioxide The main waste product of fuel we burn is carbon dioxide, which is thought to have been the main factor in the gradual rise of global temperatures of the last hundred years. The rise is called ‘Global Warming’. The mechanism used to explain the rise in temperature is the greenhouse effect. Infrared radiation is trapped by atmospheric gases. Sunlight easily passes these gases on it way into the earth’s atmosphere but on its way out the gases reflect the radiation back towards earth....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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The Awakening and Butterfly Burning - The Awakening and Butterfly Burning The summaries do not add anything to the paper and could (should) have been skipped. Given the thesis of the paper, I would have liked to have seen a discussion of the male / female conflict, and a more detailed discussion of the individual / society conflict. The two women's struggles "to find their own sense of individuality" are, after all, attempts to free themselves from the expectations of their husbands and of the societies in which they live. Such an exploration might have led the writer to some conclusions about the major differences in the two novels....   [tags: Literature Comparison Papers] 3101 words
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Moses and the Burning Bush - Two men are walking to temple. The older man says to the younger man, “So, do you know why the Jewish people aren’t voting for President Bush?” The younger man replies with an inquisitive “No.” “Well,” says the older man, “the last time the Jewish people followed a Bush they wound up wandering in the Desert.” This recent political joke is in reference to the Exodus story of Moses and the burning bush. As stated in the bible it reads: “Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father in law, the priest of Midian....   [tags: essays research papers] 2281 words
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An Investigation on Burning Food - An Investigation on Burning Food Planning Aim: The aim of this experiment is to determine the effect of differing amounts of fat in the food on the amount of energy per gram or 100 grams in the food. Scientific Knowledge: Here is the table of quantities of different nutrients in food: Type of food Sunflower seeds Pumpkin seeds Pasta Plain crisps Crisp bread Dried peas KJ energy in food 2518 2527 1470 2214 1280 1265 Protein in food 19.80 33 12 4.3 10.30 21.60 Carbohydrate in 100g 18.60 9 72 45.20 61.30 50.0 Fat in 100g 47.50 49 1 37 1.70...   [tags: Papers] 1727 words
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The Flag-burning Debate Continues - The Flag-burning Debate Continues      Nazis captured Jim Rogers. He was routinely beaten and given barely enough food to survive. During the time he spent in a World War II prisoner of war camp, he managed to keep his sanity by scraping together bits and pieces of colored cloth in order to make an American flag. As his fellow prisoners began to die, it was his American flag which provided him with a sense of identity and gave him the inspiration to keep living.   It is no wonder, then, that Jim becomes disturbed when he turns on the news and sees our flag being burned in the streets of foreign nations....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON DC: THE HIGH PRICE OF RETRUBATORY JUSTICE - In late August 1814, after two hard years of fighting America's Second War for Independence with the British, the United States scrambled to establish defenses to protect important military installations in Northern Virginia and Maryland, then under threat of the intimidating British invasion force ominously lurking in Chesapeake Bay. President Madison and his administration had difficulty determining the over-all British military and political objectives and were slow to realize Washington, D.C.'s symbolic importance to the British....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Beaumont's Failed Comedy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle - Beaumont's failed comedy, 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle', is a unique play that seeks to satirise and burlesque the theatrical and social domain. Crucial to this satire is the collision of two concurrent plots that vie for the audience’s attention. These collisions allow the audience to see opposing ideologies in contrast through the dramatic effect of the breakdown in the boundaries of theatre. It is arguable that this play encourages one to question hierarchy and tradition through exploration of ideology, disputed genres, and Rafe's potential rebellion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2125 words
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Burning the American Flag - Burning the American Flag The American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, with seven red stripes alternating among six white. In the upper left corner there is a rectangular blue space that contains fifty white stars. The thirteen stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies of the United states of America and the stars represent the fifty states of the Union. White is said to symbolize purity and innocence. Red symbolizes strength and courage, and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice....   [tags: essays papers] 670 words
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BURNING SPEAR: AFRICAN TEACHER - BURNING SPEAR: AFRICAN TEACHER Burning Spear has in the past 25+ years achieved many acclaims as a reggae musician. He is known to many as the African teacher; the elder statesman of reggae; a cultural ambassador; a preacher; a rastaman. The main themes incorporated into his music are the teachings of Marcus Garvey, African roots, Rastafarian beliefs, and consciousness, especially black consciousness. Spear's sound is said to be hypnotic and trance-like (Bloodlines, Davis and Simon, 1992, 53-55)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Blood-Burning Moon b Jean Toomer - “Red nigger moon. Sinner. Blood-burning moon. Sinner. Come out that fact’ry door” (Toomer 652). This moon blazing scarlet in the night sky certainly sets the tone for Jean Toomer’s story, “Blood-Burning Moon.” Not only does it foreshadow the violence that darkens his tale, but it also symbolizes the irresistible forces that tug at the lives of our three main characters, pushing and pulling on the chords of racial inequality that bind the nation. The moral vacuum left by the First World War compelled such writers as Toomer to focus on the individual’s search for meaning in a purposeless society; but this task was made even more complex by the racial tensions that continued to broil beneath th...   [tags: power, harlem renaissance movement]
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Flag-Burning is No Crime -    Stripes and stars forever, right. Well, what exactly does that mean. The American Flag can be seen almost anywhere. From the high-school, to the ball park, and even in our homes, the American flag stands as a symbol of all that is good and true in America. When one thinks of the flag, they usually think of the blood that was shed for this country. It was shed so that we could have liberties, such as, freedom of speech and expression, which fall under the first amendment rights of the Constitution....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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"Burning of Los Angeles" - In the book The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Tod Hackett is an artist who was scouted to come to Hollywood to learn set and costume designing. After walking around Los Angeles, Tod sees people that are "of a different type"(West 23). Tod wants to paint these people who he believes came to California to die. Throughout the book Tod's painting, "The Burning of Los Angeles", is coming to life. In the last section of the book West has Tod in a mob scene. Tod is painting the people he has met....   [tags: American Literature] 615 words
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Beyond the Burning Time - Beyond the Burning Time Mary’s Struggle Maturation is the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth process. In the novel Beyond the Burning Time, by Kathryn Lasky, Mary Chase goes through these growth processes. In the end Mary goes through many changes and becomes a very mature person. Mary will change in the concept that she will become more aggressive and motivated in making her own decisions. She also becomes more vigorous as well as courageous in a sense that she takes the initiative to save her mother when everyone loses faith....   [tags: Essays Papers] 629 words
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All Russia is Burning - Cathy Frierson's All Russia is Burning In Cathy Frierson’s All Russia is Burning, Frierson evaluates rural fire as peasant against peasant issue in Imperial Russia. Her research redirects the historian away from usual templates of Soviet and Western scholars. These scholars had only studied these conflagrations in regards to the peasants rebellion against the nobility which ultimately lead to the Bolshevik Revolutions. Here she not only addresses the causes of rural fires, but also the realities with which they were connected....   [tags: essays research papers] 2010 words
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Reproductive Fantasy is Burning - Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt. Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere it is fire....   [tags: Fire Novels Literature Fantasy Essays]
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Flag Burning - Flag Burning Flag Burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue. Many people are offended by the thought of destroying this country's symbol of liberty and freedom. During a political protest during the 1984 Republican Convention, Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag. Years later in 1989, Johnson got the decision overturned by the United States Supreme Court. In the same year, the state of Texas passed the Flag Protection Act, which prohibited any form of desecration against the American flag....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Mississippi Burning - Mississippi Burning Mississippi is one of the United States of America. Situated in Southern America, across the river from Alabama, this state was the setting for one of the biggest civil rights cases in American history, and hence was also the setting for the 1988 film "Mississippi Burning," based roughly on a true story in 1964, "When America was at war with itself." Alan Parker, the director of this film, uses artistic medium to portray many concerns, including racism, courage, and justice....   [tags: Papers] 795 words
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Mississippi Burning - Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a gruesome reminder of some of the pain and hardship that African Americans in the South dealt with because of their skin color. If your skin color was anything other than white, then you were classified as dirty, impure, ugly, and all the degrading names you can find. Having colored skin subjected you to racism and hate crimes as portrayed by the sheriffs and the Ku Klux Klan’s in the movie. The depictions in this movie showed only a small fraction of troubles African Americans had to deal with during the time of segregation....   [tags: Film Movies Cinema essays papers] 586 words
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Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Relationships, regardless of the nature, can be as subjective as their individual participants. As well, stories are usually told from a single perspective. The works of literature, Swallow Barn and Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, that will be examined in this essay are as different as black and white, figuratively and literally. It is no wonder then, that the relationships between master and slave are depicted with the same degree of variation....   [tags: Compare Contrast Analysis] 1737 words
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Ethical CD burning? - Ethical CD burning. Everyone likes to find a good deal. When people are shopping and they find out the item they wanted to buy is cheaper than they expected, they are made happy. People like to receive things for cheap or even free. But as the familiar saying goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” This is because someone is always paying. One person may receive “a free lunch,” but it is not entirely free because there is someone in the background that still has to cover the cost. CD burning goes the same way....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Flag Burning Editorial - Flag burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue with people. Many people believe that the American flag stands for something important and shouldn’t be destroyed in that manner. Others believe that flag burning is a statement that one should be able to make without major repercussions. Both sides have valid opinions and both sides state their case well. Although I am neither nor or against the burning of the flag, I believe the right should not be taken away. I believe that if a group of people have valid reasons and a valid point to make by obliterating a flag in such a way, they should have the right to do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 958 words
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Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment.          Can an individual be prosecuted for openly burning the American flag in a political protest. Gregory Johnson did this in a political protest outside Dallas City Hall. He was then tried and convicted of desecrating a venerated object under a Texas law (Penal Code 42.09), which states that "a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly desecrates a state or national flag" (317). The question of whether this Texas law is in violation of the First Amendment, which "holds that Congress shall make no law......   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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mississippi burning trial - The Mississippi Burning Trial” was not for the cold-blooded murders of three young civil rights workers, but rather for the violation of their civil rights. The federal government wanted to break Mississippi’s “white supremacy” stronghold on the South. “The Mississippi Burning Trial” proved to be the opportunity to do so. The three branches of the federal government and their various departments were actively involved in bringing about this civil rights trial in Mississippi and these activities and personal views are well documented in court records, department records, and the press....   [tags: essays research papers] 2236 words
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Against Making Flag Burning Illegal - Flag Burning There is a great travesty going on in America right now. Everyday, people are fighting to stop one of America’s greatest freedoms, the freedom of speech. Even this way of exercising America’s greatest amendment, freedom of speech, is not liked by all people it is still protected under our nation’s law. The act of publicly burning an American flag is something that is deemed disgraceful by many Americans, but it should not be outlawed.      Many people are offended by the act of publicly burning an American flag and feel it should be outlawed based on the fact that it is offensive to the citizens of this country....   [tags: Patriotism Freedom essays research papers]
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Burning Out in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia - Burning Out in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia Humanity has no intention of fading away, but rather has designed, by its nature, a flash before death, a burning out, if you will. Inherent in the human character is a desire to fight until the end, whether it be physically, or intellectually. In Arcadia, Septimus describes life as a processional march, telling Thomasina, "The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march" (Stoppard 38). But as we die, we don't simply allow ourselves to pass into the distance....   [tags: Stoppard Arcadia Essays] 828 words
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Energy Produced by Burning Five Alcohols - How much energy is produced when burning five alcohols · Methanol · Ethanol, · Propanol, · Butanol · Pentanol. The aim is to find out how much energy is produced when burning these alcohols. The reaction that is involved in burning alcohols is exothermic because heat is given out. Form this reason the reactant energy is higher than that of the product. The energy is given out when forming the bonds between the new water and carbon dioxide molecules. The amount of energy produced by such exothermic reactions can be calculated by using the formula : Mass of the substance x rise in temp x SHC( specific heat capacity)....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation] 1649 words
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Five Burning Lights in a Dark Universe - Five Burning Lights in a Dark Universe The present just as the past did holds innumerable obstacles for women in search of a professional career. However, as a woman of the 20th century, I am glad to say that the obstacles have decreased through time thanks to the voices of courageous women who dare to talk when everyone else held silent. Many changes occur from the 17th century on, economically, politically and socially; the scientific revolution, the end of monarchy and absolute power, the emergence of democracy, and capitalism are only a few of those changes....   [tags: Women Feminism Rights Essays] 1996 words
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My Burning Ambition - Original Essay - My Burning Ambition - Original Essay I was on a mission to France. I had always craved to go there though this was no ordinary journey; I was going to swim to France through the English Channel. Ever since I was a child, I had had a great ambition to swim to far distances; I became an expert at swimming with all different kinds of techniques. I set off for France ready with all my equipment....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Natural Symbolism in "Blood-Burning Moon" - Racial and Gender Conflict: According to Toomer, it's only Natural. There are two real conflicts in Jean Toomer's "Blood-Burning Moon." The first is racial, which can be referenced in the very first sentence, and the second is a gender conflict, that subtly unfolds with the main characters' development. In this essay, I will show how Toomer uses vivid descriptions and comparisons of nature to establish these conflicts, and also to offer an explanation of their origin. He writes to argue that these roles, like the earth, are natural and therefore irrefutable....   [tags: American Literature] 1279 words
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The Lens May Lie: Media Miscommunication - Deafening silence. Erupting gunfire. Returning volley. Greeting death. Blood curdling screams of the fallen shatter the eardrums of fellow soldiers as the enemy ambushes the group from the left, although they anticipated an attack from the right. A simple misunderstood statement cost them their lives, taken not because of disobedience or ill-preparedness, but the lack of clear communication. For ages, men carried messages of enemy positions, reinforcements, and artillery. Contrary to popular belief, information was, in fact, misunderstood at times by the recipient....   [tags: Vietnam War, The Burning Monk]
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What is Arson? Criminal Investigation - What are the main things to remember in the preliminary investigation of a suspected arson. What is Arson. Arson is defined as the persistent burning of a building or someone’s property in a mischievous way. The fire department is usually the ones who receive the fire call to begin with. Then the fire personnel make out the reports and then send them over to the state fire marshal. Followed by the insurance companies being present in the investigation, and with their work they are parallel to the fire and police workers....   [tags: investigation, fire, burning, evidence]
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Coal as a source of economic growth versus the adverse nature of burning coal - In Ohio, the environmental ethics dilemma could be seen as the end result of a clash between two views. The clash occurs as the deliberate distortion of coal as a source of economic growth and prosperity collides with empirical facts shared by the scientific community about the adverse nature of burning coal. Through means of assessing both views from a consequentialist ethical standpoint, we could form a conclusion about the legitimacy of each view’s claims; hence, we can decide which view is ethically superior, in other words, which view is efficient from an environmental standpoint....   [tags: Environmental Ethics] 953 words
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Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, by Anne Bradstreet - The Puritan life, although simple, demanded diligence both mentally and spiritually which put stress on even the most faithful of followers. Although the common practice entailed brushing religious struggles under the rug, few writers bravely wrote of their religious doubts and endeavors to become better Puritans. Author Anne Bradstreet shows in her work “Here Follows Some Verse upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666” that religious struggles are often met by Puritans and it takes brave souls to admit their difficult time with their religion....   [tags: Puritan Life, Religious Struggles] 998 words
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Horse Tendon Injuries - When owning a horse, you run into the problem of your horse getting injured. Getting the call from your barn manager or a friend saying that your horse is lame isn’t a call any horse owner wants to get, but is undoubtedly a call that everyone gets. The first thing that runs through their head is what happened. One of the scenarios that will enter a horse owner’s head will be a tendon, ligament, or joint injury. Many owners work very hard to prevent such injuries by feeding joint supplements, but owners can’t prevent the unexpected....   [tags: horse, barn manager]
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Flag and Cross Burning as Free Speech Issues - The first ten amendments to the Constitution better known as The Bill of Rights were developed by the Founding Fathers in order to protect specific rights of the people of that time. The First Amendment protected speech, religion and expression. The First Amendment was most probably protecting scientific discourse, music, literature and the arts of elite white males. In 1791, there was no protection implied or otherwise for women or black slaves. The cross burning of the Ku Klux Klan or flag burning of American citizens was not a consideration of the Founding Fathers....   [tags: Law] 1097 words
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Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment - Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment When making flag burning illegal you have to wonder what our lawmakers were thinking. It was clearly not about the First Amendment in which American’s right to free speech is protected. Desecrating a flag is guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, however unpatriotic that may be. It is impossible to draw the line of where desecration begins. What about those that let our sacred symbol touch the ground, a clear violation of respect, do we punish them too....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 412 words
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Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment. There is a proposed amendment to make flag burning illegal. Congress tried to pass the Flag Protection Act of 1989, but the act failed because it is seen as a form of public protection. There have been other attempts to pass legislation to protect the American flag but all of the attempts have failed so far. Flag burning is very controversial because people have different definitions of what “freedom of speech” means and what our flag stands for....   [tags: Persuasive, Exemplification Essay] 1567 words
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning Prejudice is just a word until a book or movie puts pictures in your mind. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning, there are several scenes that have an impact on me. Both stories tell how badly the black families of Mississippi were treated, and they show how they suffered through it and came out the other end with courage and honor. It also tells how unfair the white men were to the blacks, inside and outside of the courtroom....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Essays] 1037 words
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Effect of Burning Fossil Fuels on Limestone Buildings - Effect of Burning Fossil Fuels on Limestone Buildings Introduction Some buildings around cities are made from Limestone. For example the Minster in York. Over the years some features of the building have been warn away, this is due to acid rain. Acid rain has many other effects on life around us. It Also: * Acidifies Lakes and ponds * Metal ions being washed out of soil * Damage to the gill of fish * Nutrients drained of leaves and soils * Roots damage to tree leading to poor water intake Acid rain is created by two main sources 1....   [tags: Papers] 1051 words
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Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth To The Burning Bush - Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth to the Burning Bush Born a Hebrew child, Moses came into the world at a time when his people were facing persecution by the standing tyrannical Pharaoh. At that time, the Pharaoh had ordered the children of the Israelites to be killed, and separated the men and women by putting them into jails. He also enthralled the women by making them servants. This all stemmed from someone telling him that a child from the Israelites would destroy him with his kingdom. In addition, he appointed Coptic women to keep an eye out for male babies born to Israelites, and if they found one, they were to kill it (Kirsch 35)....   [tags: Research Paper Moses Biography] 1729 words
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