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Prison Overcrowiding and the Laws that Made Them that Way - One of the major reasons that prisons have overcrowded is that crime control strategies and legislative changes have meant longer sentencing (Mcshane, 2008). A study in 2006 showed the change in the State and Federal prison population from 1990 to 2005. In 1990 there was a total of 773,124 inmates. In 2005, that number increased to 2,186,230 (Harrison & Beck, 2006). The three- strikes laws has a great impact on the overpopulation of our prison systems because it means more life sentencing with a lesser possibility of parole for most offenders....   [tags: three-strikes law, crime control strategies]
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Ethical Issues with the World View of Contraception - Ethical Issues with the Contraception World View Introduction: The mindset that leads to contraception is only self-serving and self-centered. People use contraception for selfish reasons every day. Children should be seen as a blessing from God, and He should decide when a couple has children. Today people try to use contraception so that they may decide when to have children. This is selfish and defies God. Different churches have different beliefs about contraception. Up until about 1920 -1930, all the churches had the same views on contraception....   [tags: birth control, religious view]
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Influence of Jonathon Swift in A Modest Proposal - The author and writer Jonathan Swift, shows his influential attributes in his innovative text called A Modest Proposal. Swift’s purpose was simply to shock the people reading it with a proposal that he knew was the furthest thing from modest. During this point in time, Ireland had immense amounts of poverty along with overpopulation and biased trade with Great Britain. His immodest proposal suggested the selling of children for food which would take care of the overpopulation and poverty levels in Ireland....   [tags: selling of children, food, good will] 835 words
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin - ... For example, after his discovery of George’s ability, Dr. Haber uses the Augmentor to make George dream an un-overpopulated Earth. After the dream, Dr. Haber says, observing the current world, “ ‘There is no overpopulation now. Was there any other solution, besides nuclear war. There is now no perpetual famine in South America, Africa, and Asia. When transport channels are fully restored, there won't be even the pockets of hunger that are still left.’ ” It seems as though this dream was a success....   [tags: power, manipulation, nuclear war] 570 words
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Human Population Destroys the Environment: Any Questions? - Joel E. Cohen once stated in his How Many People Can the Earth Support?, “A little boy wanted to know the sum of one plus one. First he asked a physicist, who said, “If one is matter, and the other is antimatter, then the answer is zero. But if one is a critical mass of uranium and the other is a critical mass of uranium, then that's an explosive question.” Unenlightened, the little boy asked a biologist. She said, “Are we talking bacteria, mice or whales. And for how long?” In desperation, the boy hired an accountant....   [tags: Environment ]
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Developing an International Strategy for Disaster Reduction - Developing an International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Disaster reduction is a prime concern of Colombia, as it is vulnerable to many natural disasters such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes, and even hurricanes. Although Colombia’s commitment to disaster reduction has been going on for over three decades, there are still many gaps and deficiencies of the disaster reduction plan. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has been supporting Colombia since 2008 helping with modeling potential risks in the capital city, Bogota....   [tags: disaster reduction in colombia, floods, landslides]
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An Inside Look at the White-Tailed Deer - In the early 1900s, there were only 500,000 white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in the United States (Insurance Institute for Highway and Safety, 2004). Since the settlers arrived, hunts for meat and hides have nearly caused the extinction of the white-tailed deer species. The beginning of the twentieth century marked a turning point in the human drive to save the deer. States began to limit hunting and preserve open space, which would have otherwise been used for agriculture. Today, white-tailed deer have exceeded their carrying capacity; a recorded 15 million deer populate the United States....   [tags: deer-automobile collisions]
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Examinig the Effect of Human Population Control - ... They penalized parents who had more than two children by doing the following:  Only the first two children received income tax deductions  Children whose parents were sterilized before the age of forty were offered top priority in primary schools belonging in the top-tier  Hospitals charged higher fees for each additional birth Like India, there were sexist opinions on female babies in Singapore. For example, families with daughters continued to try for a boy. To combat this, posters usually featured two girls (See Appendix B) In addition, slogans like ‘Small Families -- Brighter Future: Two is enough’ or "One, Two: And that's ideal: Sterilization, the best method for Family Limitati...   [tags: global, national, personal perspectives]
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The Benefits of Hunting in Our Society - The Benefits of hunting in our Society(Draft) Hunting has always been a cornerstone of the American way of life. To Our forefathers, and Native Americans before them, hunting was a necessary for their survival. In our current times hunting, generally, is not viewed as a way of life, but as a destructive pastime. What most people don't understand is that without hunting, the population of deer and other wild game could grow to unsustainable levels. Without hunters, animals could overpopulate, and cause great ecological damage....   [tags: maintaining a balanced ecosystem] 1573 words
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David Brower and the Sierra Club - David Brower was a conservationist, mountain climber, a person of conviction who loved the wilderness. As a skilled mountain climber, he made the first of seventy routes in Yosemite and later went on to climb Shiprock in 1939, which at the time was known as “the last great American climbing problem.” He was a prominent environmentalist and founder of many environmental organizations, the most well known was The Sierra Club Foundation. He later went on to establish, among many others, the Friends of Earth (FOE) in 1969 and the Earth Island Institute in 1982....   [tags: Environment, Environmental, Conservation]
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An Argument For The Death Penalty - The death penalty has become one of the more controversial discussions in America. There are two different perspectives when it comes to this controversial subject, the pros and the cons; people in America are either against the death penalty or for it. The common saying “treat others how you wanted to be treated” plays a vital part. I truly believe if a person is big enough to kill someone on purpose and take away not only a family member but a life as well, they are big enough to face death themselves....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]
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An Analysis of the Global Poverty - Poverty has been a recurring issue for humans all throughout history and continues to be a problem today. Extreme or absolute poverty can be defined as an individual’s inability to supply the basic human needs for life. Currently, twenty-one percent of the developing world lives on less than two US dollars and fifty cents a day (The World Bank), however, the world poverty line is set at one US dollar and twenty-five cents. There is not one specific thing causing poverty to continuously push and shape the actions and lives of people from the beginning of history all the way up until now....   [tags: world poverty, absolute poverty, poverty line]
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The Final Frontier Is Humanities Future. - The debate about space exploration has been raging on for decades, people on both sides of the issue vehemently arguing their point of view. However despite the possible risk space exploration has the potential to change humanity for the better, and doing so is well worth the risk. This essay will elaborate some of the plethora of ways that space exploration could benefit mankind. Overpopulation is fast becoming a serious problem on earth, the exponential growth rate of the human race could have a disastrous effect on earth and it's recourses....   [tags: space expoloration, humanity, aliens]
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Are Animals Being Hunted to Extinction? - Although many people think that animals are being hunted to extinction, without control of animal this could become overwhelming and cost a fortune. Many people kill animals for protection and clothing and these practices have been carried out for centuries. Many people think that hunting is inhumane and unessential, but animals are killed for a reason, whether it is over population in neighborhoods, protection of cattle, or money. Hunting animals helps control the population of certain species, such as deer, in areas where they may pose a threat to humans....   [tags: controling certain animal populations]
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How Big Is Our Planet? - During World War II, the Coast Guard decided to establish a Long Range Radio Navigation System on St. Matthew Island, one of the most remote islands in Alaska. They were given 29 reindeer as a backup food supply source in case they were cut off from their ship. When the war was over the base was decommissioned, but the reindeer were left on the island. When researchers visited in 1957, 13 years after the initial release of the reindeer, the population had grown to more than 1,300. The reindeer were well fed and in excellent health....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Puppy Mills are a Crime - Overpopulation of animals has been a problem for us in the United States, especially with cats and dogs that are the typical house pets. These animals can be living out on the streets or even be confined in an abusive household. There are 6.5 million of companion cats and dogs who get rescued into shelters, but more three to four million will get euthanized. For the most part, the dogs that end up living in a puppy mill were born there and do not know what a loving family really is. Puppy mills are numerous in the United States though they are not illegal they should be because their care givers do not treat the animals the way they deserve as in other pet businesses....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
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Wildlife Management: Why People Hunt? - Humans have been hunting on this planet for over two million years. Our ancestors used complex hunting techniques to ambush and kill antelopes, gazelles, and other large animals dated back to times before Christ. People all around the world still carry on the tradition, but the view on hunting is not the same as it was back then. The world is so industrialized, and people think hunting is cruel and useless because you can buy meat at grocery stores. But in reality, it is the reason the wildlife they see are not extinct....   [tags: Wildlife, Varmint, hunting]
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The Social-Political Ramifications of Immigration - For many years, America has had a misconception of immigrants. Most Americans think them to be taking up space, money, and jobs, but that’s not the case. U.S. native-born citizens have a trace of immigration in their family history leaving them with no room to judge others because after all immigration is down the line somewhere and, “[a]ll Americans are immigrants” (Granquist). Americans have common misconceptions of a lot of things such as America being the greatest in the world and democracy is the best form of government....   [tags: America, Government, Immigrants]
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Why Poor Countries Are Poor - Why Poor Countries Are Poor The question of why poor countries are poor may seem simple and one dimensional at first glance. However, the answer to this question is actually quite intricate, as many interweaving aspects must be observed. Although it is impossible to explain why many countries remain in poverty within just a few pages, I will attempt to touch upon some of the broader factors. A poor country or a low-income economy is defined as a country with a Gross National Product per capita of $765 dollars or less....   [tags: Economics Politics Political]
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Effects of Over Population - The world as we know it is slowly being depleted of its natural resources. Habitats are being destroyed, and wildlife animals are facing extinction, these are just a few of the effects of over population. Over population not only affects nature and the planet but the human way of life. Imagine a world where the water is polluted, the soil produces no crop and the air is so toxic that we can’t breathe; this is where the world is heading. Due to the fast growth of people, humanity itself faces great danger....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]
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The Annexation of Mexico - “The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest is preservation (Charles de Secondat).” War is both a necessity and a parasite. It is a necessity for one to conquer and fulfill ambitions, while the parasite trying to destroy and create havoc in the same discussion. The annexation of Mexico would face both of these predicaments, but the necessity for prosperity and stability outweighs the parasite’s wants and desires. Bringing forth Mexico into the union would only benefit the new country both globally and locally....   [tags: Mexican Revolution, United States, war]
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Criminals Must Be Re-educated - In many prisons across the country, overpopulation is flooding the prisons creating a volatile environment. With many prisons shutting down prisoners are sent to other jails. This is even happening to death row inmates. The criminals put here are spending sentences for everything from breaking and entering to murder. With all of these inmates feeding off of the taxpayer’s money, can they do anything to pay their way. Educating inmates has a huge impact on how they react to changing environments, even helping inmates choose careers can reduce prison population and death row convictions....   [tags: Prison Reform Essays]
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Green House - Greenhouse masses Each year, since the 1800's, the human population of Earth has been increasing at an exponential rate. Overpopulation acts as a root cause of numerous ecological problems that humanity faces today. The number of people on earth directly relates to the amount of food, water, and space that exist in short supply. Scientists worry that the amount of resources that the world has to offer will not suffice for its swelling human population. Exemplified by Soylent Green, a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer, overpopulation poses as a cancer that saps potency from the planet's environment and its inhabitants....   [tags: Environment, Population Growth] 2015 words
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The Growing Population - A Growing Population: Problem or Excuse. The current worldwide population is around 6.9 billion and is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 (Baird). This projected population number is down from the once predicted 16 billion (Baird) and while some are not concerned others are worried by any increase in population. Population growth is discussed in the articles “Too Many People?” by Vanessa Baird; “Population Control: How Can There Possibly Be Too Many of Us?” by Frank Furedi; and “The Population Bomb Revisited,” by Paul R....   [tags: Issue, Excuse, Validity]
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Urban Planning 2040 - Whenever attempting to plan for any certain aspect of a city for development, it is very important to consider many of the attributes of urban planning. In order for a city to be successfully constructed, certain elements to the planning must be enacted. The General Plan for any given city is important to consider while in the process of constructing it because of all of the many revisions, alterations, and changes that the plan undergoes in order to lead to the final product. The municipality that is Tempe, Arizona is only one city of many that uses a General Plan in order to help understand their planning designs so that further construction may continue successfully and with little diffic...   [tags: Personal Vehicles, Roadway Development]
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World Population Balance - Population growth is one of the ways a sociologist can view the changes within society. A population consists of everything or everyone being studied in an inference procedure. Populations can be large in size, although this is not necessary. What is important is that a population includes all of what we are curious about. Populations consists of groups, which must be living in the same area at the same time (Taylor). The number of individuals that inhabit a place in society at one time is called size....   [tags: social issues, growth, immigration]
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Legal Immigrant Campaign - Dear Members of Numbers USA, I am writing this letter from a perspective of a legal immigrant and an American citizen that I am now. Since the nature of your organization is to stop legal and illegal immigration, I feel the need to express my strongest disappointment in your most recent campaign against Comprehensive Immigration Reform and my disagreement with the message you convey to the American nation. According to your organization the main issues involved are overpopulation, increase in unemployment rate, negative economic impact and amnesty....   [tags: comprehensive, immigration, reform, nation] 663 words
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Human Population Growth - Globally, the growth rate per person of the human population has been declining since its increase in 1962 and 1963 which was at 2.20%. In 2009, the estimated annual growth rate was 1.1%. As of now the population of the world is at about 7,211,021,348 humans, which has gone up 4 billion people since the 60’s. Most of this growth is coming from the countries in high poverty. Rise in human population can cause problems such as pollution and congestion; these might be resolved or worsened by technological and economic changes....   [tags: poverty, children] 1238 words
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Hunting is Necessary - In American culture hunting has always been a way of life. The Indians and our forefathers hunted to survive. Now in the nineties it is not viewed as a way of life, but as a thirst for blood. Is it necessary, or as stated before, a thirst for blood. What most people don't know is that without it, the ever increasing population of deer and other animals could be environmentally devastating. People should realize that without hunting, animal populations are in danger. Hunting is beneficial to sustaining animal populations and controlling the problems that overpopulation create....   [tags: Environmental Preservation Essay] 2354 words
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The Population Explosion - The Population Explosion According to the Population Reference Bureau, in 1991, there were about 5.4 billion people in the world. The global birth to death rate was 27/9, meaning that for every person that dies, three more babies are born. From 1990 to 1991, the population increased by 95 million people, and now has continued to grow at that rate. This may appear to be no danger, but if one were to think of it as a pond doubling its amount of lily pads for 40 days, they'd see it differently. It would start out with one lily pad, the next day it has two, and on the 39th day it is half filled....   [tags: Threats to World Peace] 3628 words
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Increasing Population Uncertainty - Increasing Population Uncertainty Carrying capacity is defined as the number of individuals of a certain species that can be sustained indefinitely in a particular area. The Earth’s capacity to support people is determined both by natural constraints and by human choices concerning economics, environment, culture (including values and politics), and demography. Human carrying capacity is more difficult to estimate than some of the standard demographic indicators, like expectation of life or the total fertility rate, because human carrying capacity depends on populations and activities around the world....   [tags: Papers] 3473 words
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Genetic Engineering and Developing Countries - The genetic engineering of foods has been the subject of much controversy since its first appearance in the mid 1980’s. As scientists began to learn more about genetically engineered foods and the benefits of such foods, their potential also began to be realized. Developing countries, because of poor nutrition, would benefit the most from modified foods. Millions of people in developing countries die each year form lack of nutrition and hundreds of thousands go blind. Overpopulation is another problem facing developing countries and without food and nutrients survival will be tough....   [tags: Biotechnology Science Essays] 2460 words
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girls vs boys in china - China had solved one of their population problems, but had unknowingly created another problem from it. Back in 1976, China faced an overpopulation problem. The growth of Chinas population brought a lot of problems to the country and to its people. Some of the problems were from overcrowding and not enough resources like food and jobs to go around for everyone. This was why the government of China enacted the One-Child Policy act in order to prevent over population. The One-Child Policy was a law that allowed a family to only have one child with the incentive of economic and educational advantages to the family that obeyed this law, in many cases disobeying the law would result in a fi...   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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PAWS Research Paper - It is a sad truth that many animals in the United States are without homes. In fact, four million cats and dogs are put down in animal shelters annually (“Pet Overpopulation”). However, there is one organization trying to change this statistic. The Progressive Animal Welfare Society is focused on giving animals a home, as well as educating the public about animal care. The Progressive Animal Welfare Society—PAWS for short—offers an array of services related to animal well-being. These services are made possible through donations, as PAWS is recognized by the government as a non-profit organization (“FAQ”)....   [tags: Animal Studies]
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Population: The Growing Problem - Population: The Growing Problem History of Earth's Population From the beginning of time until 1850, the world population had been steadily growing until it finally reached the point of one billion people. Hurray for our species, we are successful and have been able to make adaptations in order to survive. Then, only 80 years later, the world population doubled to a whopping 2 billion citizens. After that, the doubling time was sliced once again. By 1960, just thirty years later, three billion people called Earth "home." Seventeen year later, in 1977, the world population hit four billion people....   [tags: Science Biology Papers]
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The World Needs Abortion - One of the most important philosophical issues ever concerns the definition of a person and who is able to feel. Abortion, which is a deliberate termination of pregnancy, is one of the most important practical applications of that issue. Life on Earth is threatened with destruction from overpopulation and the poverty that overpopulation causes. Fortunately, abortion can prevent overpopulation. The question about whether abortion should be done is primarily the question about whether the embryo or fetus is a person....   [tags: Pro Abortion Essays]
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Government's Restriction of Free Will Depicted in Kurt Vonnegut's "2BR02B", "Welcome to the Monkey House", and "Harrison Bergeron" - Many books, novels, and stories have been written about the U.S. government and the ways that it runs the country. Some of these books are praising, and some are very critical. Kurt Vonnegut is an author that does both simultaneously. Kurt Vonnegut's "2BR02B", "Welcome to the Monkey House", and "Harrison Bergeron" depict Vonnegut's view of the future through the central theme of a supreme government that restricts free will. Each of these stories have great examples of this theme, and he shows his view of the future of the United States through them in all entirety....   [tags: 2BR02B, Welcome to the Monkey House, Harrison Berg]
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Is Limiting the Population Growth a Key Factor in Protecting the Global Environment? - Is it right to think that population is a threat to the global environment. Is there indeed a direct correlation between population and environment. Is there such thing as overpopulation and who has the power to say that there is what they called overpopulation. These are some of the questions that are running through my mind. Now, in response to the question “Is limiting the population growth a key factor in protecting the global environment?” I with all conviction say no to that. I believe that it is the behavior of the people and not the population growth itself that affects the environment....   [tags: Environment ]
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Why People Should Adopt Rather Than Buy a Dog, an Outline - Adoption of a Dog: Giving a Chance TOPIC: Why people should adopt rather than buy a dog GENERAL PURPOSE: To persuade SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To persuade my audience to adopt dogs rather than buying because they are being abused at puppy mills for the pet trade THESIS STATEMENT: Anyone can always think about buying a dog from a pet store without knowing the dark secrets, however, the best way to find a companion is through adoption from a shelter Introduction I....   [tags: pet store, puppy mill]
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Effect of Colonialism and Modernization on Old and Traditional Culture - What effect does colonialism and modernization have on an old and traditional culture. Throughout history the result of new cultures or traditions always created problems for old ones. Sadly, this results in the destruction of the old one. Barbara Kingsolver’s, The Poisonwood Bible, as well as Cormac McCarthy’s, All The Pretty Horses, deals with this issue through its plethora of themes and symbols. The underlying theme of The Poisonwood Bible throughout the novel is the idea that arrogance makes westerners indifferent to how third-world countries are affected by colonialism....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Comparing the Tyranny of the U.S.S.R to that of England - The economic conditions depicted in “a Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Smith were similar to that of the Holodomor, or Ukrainian Famine of 1932, in which both Ukraine and Ireland were dictated by governments who oppressed their populations. Swift’s work is a ironic satire that depicts his views of the mercantilist principles bestowed upon Ireland by the English in the eighteenth century. Both “a Modest Proposal” and the Holodomor have a similar theme of oppression, in which an authoritative administration took advantage of a situation and did all in its power to obtain a certain goal....   [tags: World History] 1027 words
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Should Capital Punishment Still be Used in the American System - Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, “is the pre-meditated and planned taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person” (usliberals.about.com). “Most death penalty cases involve the execution of murderers.” Capital punishment can also be “applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes” (ProCon.org "Death Penalty ProCon.org"). The death penalty is done “primarily by means of lethal injection” (ProCon.org "Death Penalty ProCon.org")....   [tags: death penalty, prisoners, judicial system]
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Shattered: The Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - In regards to the Civil War veterans he saw, Rev. J.L. Burrows once said, "It is not in human nature to be contented under physical restraints." This quote perfectly describes the feelings of soldiers taken prisoner during the Civil War. Many of these captives harbored feelings of resentment towards their captors, despite relatively mild prison camp conditions. However, these feelings of resentment soon turned to animosity as conditions went from mildly inconvenient to hellish nightmares. This will become apparent when given the history of the prison camps and examples of two of the worst offenders - Confederate led Andersonville in the South and Union run Elmira to the North....   [tags: camps, symptoms, captives] 1748 words
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The Fame and Glamour of the City of Miami - ... More money is being invested in tourism and people of higher income are making more investments in the city by buying property, cars, setting up their own business and hiring people to work for them. More marketing is being targeted at tourism and these people of high income, and less attention is being put into the lower class category of citizens. The increased job opportunities are attracting people from all over, and thus, leading to overpopulation. An overpopulated city is cause for very crowded schools, which is taking its toll on public education (Neighborhood Scout)....   [tags: celebrities, tourism, money, crime] 789 words
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The Impact of Sea Otters on Marine Ecology - Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) are marine mammals capable of spending their entire lives in water. Being carnivorous in nature, they feed on sea urchins, crabs, fishes, mussels and clams. They are referred to as keystone species due to their profound impact on marine ecology. The interaction between sea otters, sea urchins and kelp forests has been studied as a model of the impact of predator-prey interaction on community ecology. Sea otters are keystone predators, whose presence has a far-reaching influence on the marine food web by affecting the population of sea urchins in particular, and kelp forests & other marine organisms in general....   [tags: Ecology ]
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The Future of Life by: Edward O. Wilson - This chapter to me was all about organisms that can survive in extreme conditions. How every square inch of earth is inhabited with creatures of one kind or another. I learnt the fundamental principle of biological geography, that wherever there is liquid water (h2o), organic molecules, and an energy source, there is life. I found out about the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, who soils are the coldest, driest, and most nutritionally deficient in the world. How some specialized species of bacteria and archaeans live in the walls of volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, where they can multiply in water close to or above the boiling point....   [tags: Book Review]
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Animal Rights: Working to Help Reduce the Numbers - ... Staring with our Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, I was able to learn more of other agencies and local vets that are not only involved in this cause, but are also volunteering their time and services to try to reduce these numbers. Though I cant take home every stray I see, I feel that by getting involved and actually doing instead of saying, I am doing something to at least lesson the amount of strays that by no choice or fault of their own, do not have a happy home. Experts at the Humane Society of the United States have estimated that one single unaltered male and one unaltered female, counting their offspring, over the span of of just seven years could be responsible for over 400,000...   [tags: humane society, kittens, cats]
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Social Welfare: Sucking Off The Tit of America - With all the different economic opportunities, it is no wonder some Americans see procreation as a supplemental source of monetary income. During the twentieth century, we propagated the American Dream and placed pressure on Americans to settle down and start families. Prior to the twentieth century, many couples would have children, who would often then become labor assets; children would tend the fields or do various jobs around the home to save the family money by avoiding outsourcing. As the population grew, the laws of supply and demand triggered a need for new technology; this technology made it easier to sustain the population but also made the need for the extra children obsolete....   [tags: income, procreation, humanitarian]
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Analyzing the Pressing Issues Described in Ehrlich's Article - ... In fact, if every person consumed resources at a US level, four to five more earths would be needed. (Ehrlich, 2013)The article also poses the question of how best to humanely restrict population growth. It is suggested that women should be provided with access to education and all sexually active people are provided with contraception and access to abortions, a decision that would meet much opposition from religious organisations. Finally, Ehrlich discusses the role of the scientific community and the need for global cooperation if anything is to be done....   [tags: Can Collapse of a Global Civilization be Avoided]
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