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The Horrors of War: Coping In The Things They Carried - Author and Vietnam veteran Tim Obrien writes of the horrors of the Vietnam War through a collection of related short stories in his novel, The Things They Carried. It is a work of fiction mixed with bits of truth based on his experiences during the war. The novel is heralded by many as a modern classic and one of the quintessential novels to read in a lifetime. The novel has inspired two feature films, and can be found on the required reading lists of high school history classes and college literature courses across the United States....   [tags: Tim Obrien, Vietnam veteran stories]
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Politics of Prohibition: Helpful Or Harmful To American Society? - Politics of Prohibition: Helpful Or Harmful To American Society. During the duration of this paper, I will discuss an issue that has been controversial for over a century; prohibition and how it has effected, currently effects, and will, most likey, continue to effect American society. The aspects that I choose to address from this issue are political, historical, they make you wonder, and they should effect anyone who reads this paper. For decades, the American government has had a restriction or ban on drugs and alcohol....   [tags: alcohol, drugs, bootleg] 1407 words
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Legalizing Marijuana Will Have Positive Effects on Society - Marijuana is a commonly misunderstood substance that most Americans do not fully understand. The consumption marijuana has been researched in depth and proven to be one of the “most viable and safest sources of medical value to the many Americans suffering from Aids, Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Chronic Pains” (Medical Marijuana). According to the Institute of Medicines, “marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known”. Even though it will cause the demand to rise and will be used more., Marijuana should be leagalized because it has been proven to have medical benifits and it will lower crime rate....   [tags: drugs, medicine, criminal justice] 745 words
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The Events that Led up to the Vietnam War - Vietnam at War Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries of the world. It had fought for independence for over two thousand years to protect its culture from the invading countries like China, Japan, France and America. The Vietnam War which is also referred to as the Second Indochina War lasted from 1959 to 1975 (Bradley, 2009). Before French colonization Vietnam was under the influence of Chinese domination. It was known to contain different ethnicities and languages, and great diversity in social, religious and cultural values....   [tags: Southeast Asian modern history]
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The African American Subculture in Changes by Tupac - ... Example of police officers brutality in the 1990s would be Rodney King and the LAPD. King, an African American man who was beat down severely by multiple police officers after he stopped resisting. Even with video evidence of police brutality, the predominantly white jurors acquitted the police officers involved (Rodney King). This incident triggered massive riots in Los Angeles areas. Tupac was aware of the violence and saw no change from decades ago; racism was alive and thrived in the streets of America....   [tags: rapper, brutality, drugs] 1226 words
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The Use of Canines in Law Enforcement - The term “man’s best friend” stems from the domestication of canines in early history. Studies have shown that these four legged creatures became domesticated over 33,000 years ago. Starting with the wolf, there are now over 400 different types of breeds. Dogs were first used as helpers. People would use them for jobs such as hunting and herding. As time went by, people began to use them more for aid and protection. The U.S. Army was the first to initiate the use of K9 Units in 1835. Europe, Belgium, Germany, and Hungary realized the potential of these canines and picked up on the idea in the late 1800s....   [tags: domestication, training, drugs] 693 words
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Legalizing Marijuana: Pros and Cons - The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade. In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before when $40 billion was spent all together....   [tags: Drugs, Pros and Cons]
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African Americans in Prison and the Jim Crow Laws - ... Once I began to research the “new Jim Crow laws” , they spiked my attention. I initially found it hard to believe that any current laws could compare to the horrible laws associated with JIm Crow. First I listened to a National Public Radio News podcast titled "Jim Crow Is Far From Dead." the host brought on an author of a book with this title “ Jim Crow Is Far From Dead.", Michelle Alexander and had her defend her ideas discussed in her book. Alexander (2010) did clarify for me that she and others with her same idea did not believe a set of individual laws that equated the laws of Jim crow but that the current criminal Justice system puts African Americans dispositionally in positions...   [tags: population, numbers, drugs, crimes] 924 words
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Marijuana Legalized: How It Can Positively Effect Our Society - The dispute over the legalization of cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, is one of the most controversial issues ever to take place in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries across the globe. Legalization should be considered despite efforts made by groups who say marijuana is a harmful drug that will increase crime rates and lead users to other more dangerous substances. The legalization of marijuana can improve our society by helping with our economy, freeing legal resources, and benefiting the overall health of the nation though medical uses....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs] 1277 words
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Exploring John Mill's Harm Principle - Freedom is a necessary principle to abide by in order for the human race to function. On the other hand, freedom can be taken advantage of, thus resulting in harmful consequences to those directly and indirectly involved. The article, “On Liberty” by John S. Mills, places emphasis on the functioning of individual liberty and its co-existence with society. Mills stresses the limits of individual liberty through what is famously known as his Harm Principle: "the only purpose for which power may be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others....   [tags: drugs, philosophy, On Liberty] 1568 words
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Legalizing Marijuana in the United States - ... Pain comes in as the number one condition treated with cannabis followed by migraines. Marijuana also provides a great relief from nausea is an appetite stimulant, helps with depression and is useful for helping people with sleeping difficulties. Other conditions that marijuana may benefit include: seizures, glaucoma, peripheral neuropathy, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, bipolar disorder, Tourette's syndrome, ADD, and panic attacks. Cannabis has provided millions worldwide with relief from chronic pain caused by a myriad of pain-producing illnesses....   [tags: drugs, death, medical, reasons]
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Personal Opinion Essay: Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Right now in this country (and many other countries for that matter) we are experiencing a transitional period that is dependent on legislation, legislation that is bound to reinforce or oppress marijuana legalization. It’s not every day that states have policy that conflicts with federal laws and everyone seems to have an opinion. There are many options on the table for law makers. We could see the federal government enforce their current marijuana laws by cracking down and increase their raids on dispensaries, or they could make marijuana a higher priority with agencies from the DEA to local law enforcement....   [tags: Medical, Recreational, Drugs] 1242 words
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Prohibition: A Failed Policy - Intro: On Jan. 17, 1920 the US government enacted what would be one of the most failed and harmful policies of our history. Within five years alone, New York city had up to 100,000 speakeasy clubs, and the addiction rate had gone up by 44.6. Crime, homicide, burglary, and assault and battery had all risen by double digest percentages as well. Just 13 years later, the same amount of time the iPod has been around, the age of prohibition ended. Einstein defined “Insanity: [as] doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....   [tags: illegal, drugs, regulation]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - ... It was recommended for a variety of ailments, including neuralgia, gout, rheumatism, hysteria, insanity, uterine hemorrhage, and tetanus, among many others" (Faupel, 2014). As Faupel states, for almost 100 years marijuana was widely accepted as a valid medical treatment. However, anti-foreigner sentiments as well as the anti-drug hysteria sweeping the country would ultimately lead to the criminalization of marijuana. "Largely as a result of Anslinger's sustained lobbying effort at the state level, 46 of the then 48 states adopted marijuana laws by 1937" (Faupel, 2014)....   [tags: brief history, trade, drugs]
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The Welfare Provided For British People at the Beginning of World War Two - The Welfare Provided For British People at the Beginning of World War Two 1. The welfare at the beginning of world war two covers many areas such as health insurance, unemployment insurance, pensions and childcare. The first subject I'm going to discuss is health insurance. Health care or health insurance started early on in the century. In 1907 a school medical service was provided which tested children's health and recommended treatment when needed. In 1912 this was improved and children could now be treated for free in their school clinics....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 449 words
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LSD History/Effects - LSD History/Effects Lysergic acid diethylamide– LSD– comes from lysergic acid which comes from ergot, a fungus found on grains such as rye. This drug was revealed in 1938. LSD causes hallucinations resulting in peoples’ minds functioning differently. People usually tend to “hear” colors and “see” sounds. Some experiences might be enjoyable, but then other “trips” have the potential to be bad. Those on a bad trip may experience strong feelings of confusion, discomfort, and fear. Flashbacks can occur anytime even after just one dose of LSD....   [tags: Drugs]
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A Brief View Of The History Of Marijuana Legalization - The legalization of marijuana is, and has been a heavily disputed issue for decades. On one hand, marijuana could lead to a medical breakthrough, or at least provide relief to cancer and AIDS patients. On the other hand, legalizing a drug could expose it to too broad an audience. As a drug, marijuana has never proven to be anywhere near as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. Each year in the United States, 400,000 people die from tobacco, 50,000 from alcohol, and from marijuana, zero. Regardless of what side one may take to this argument, there are some causes to this marijuana debate that everyone should know....   [tags: Illegal Drugs] 1387 words
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Drug Q&A - (a) (i) An agonist is a drug that mimics a natural messenger and activates the associated receptor for that messenger. Nicotine is an agonist for the acetylcholine receptor. (ii) A competitive antagonist is an antagonist whose degree of antagonism is directly linked to the relative concentrations of the agonist and the antagonist. This indicates that both agonist and antagonist bind to the same site on the receptor or that the antagonist directly interferes with the binding of the agonist. This is a dose response curve illustrates the response to a competitive antagonist alone This is dose response curve of a competitive antagonist in the presence of an agonist (iii)A non-competitive a...   [tags: Drugs]
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Legalizing Drugs or Joining the Drug Addict Circle? - Over the years, drug abuse has been a rising problem in almost every country in the world. Day by day more people are involved in this endless cycle of drug craving, money shortage, and drug related crimes. Congressmen and politicians of United States, seeing this unstoppable crime wave which is about to spread throughout the country, begin to address various kinds of possible solutions to end this crisis in the most efficient and effective way. As discussed in Alan M. Dershowitz's "The Case for Medicalizing Heroin" and Charles B....   [tags: Current Events] 545 words
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Keeping America Safe - Mexico was once a destination where people dreamed of going to. Warm weather, sunny beaches and many different cultural experiences were everywhere. For either spring break or a nice place to retire to Mexico brought thousands of tourists every year, but many things have changed over the past few years. What was once a warm beautiful place has now turned into a war zone. Drugs, gangs, and mass murders have become an everyday problem....   [tags: Legal Issues, Illegal Drugs] 2028 words
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Sex and Drugs Have Always Been in the Music - It seems as if someone is always complaining about popular music on the market.  References to illegal drugs and sexual conduct are two of the most common complaints.  Adults claim that rock and roll stars are bad influences to children.  The lyrical content of songs and the examples set by musical idols are not suitable for minors.  Today's music, especially, tests the limits of good taste.  Objections to artists like Eminem, Lil' Kim, and Fred Durst are everyday occurrences, but what the judgmental public and media do not discuss is that these complaints are anything but new.  Songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Doors have also been objects of this type of condemnatio...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Coca and the Cocaine War - THE COCA AND THE COCAINE WAR The current “War on Drugs” involves skirmishes in an arena with two fronts: The consumer and the manufacturer. The successes and failures of the battle are not clearly identified without first looking at how the battle can be ultimately won. When it comes to cocaine, the problem of punishing the whole instead of the individual is hard to define. Many countries use the raw ingredient, the coca plant, as part of a social and cultural structure. The only way to win the “War on Drugs” is to focus war efforts on fighting the manufacturer of the finished cocaine product....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effects Of War And Music Together - The Effects of War and Music Together How are music and war related. Music puts a voice in the people’s ears, and tells them whether or not we should be involved in that war. It helped out the troops when they were over seas to not be so home sick. Also, every war preceding the Vietnam War had music to help or support the war, but the Vietnam War is where music during wartime changed. The Vietnam War has been called "America's first rock-and-roll war" because of rock music that was played and listened to by all Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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It's Time to End the Drug War - It's Time to End the Drug War Uhh, uhhh B.I.G., P-O, P-P-A No info, for the, DEA Federal agents mad cause I'm flagrant Tap my cell, and the phone in the basement -Notorious B.I.G. lyrics from “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” In Christopher Wallace’s (a.k.a. Notorious BIG) “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”, the late rapper from Brooklyn mentions his run in with the police earlier in his life. Christopher Wallace came to be known as arguably the greatest rapper the world has ever heard, but before the days as a famous entertainer Christopher Wallace an average crack dealer in New York....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Country Risk Assessment on Japanese Imports of Drugs - Country Risk Assessment on Japanese Imports of Drugs History Japan, being the world’s most dynamically competitive nation, is facing an ironic balance in trade with the U.S. The Japanese economy relies too heavily on exports, especially to the U.S., causing increasing trade surpluses. They have been in a repetitive cycle for the last 25 years in which the government allows the yen to fall against the dollar to boost exports and restrict domestic growth to dampen imports. The Japanese government has set too many trade restrictions on U.S....   [tags: Economics Politics] 3355 words
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Peru and Why They Are Number One - Peru and Why They Are Number One The trafficking of illegal drugs is nothing new, yet most governments have not found a successful way to halt the production and distribution of these drugs. These drugs include cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine which are widely known and used every day. The drug trade is the third largest in the world, valued at around $300-400 billion by the United Nations. Cannabis remains the most widely produced, trafficked and abused illicit substance in the world, with 147 million people using it, equally to about 2.5% of the world’s population; it is being produced in practically every country....   [tags: illegal drugs, cocaine, global implications] 2124 words
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Medical Advancements During World War Two - ... Pharmaceutical companies researched many medicaments to see if they could potentially cure other diseases or infections than originally thought. They were looking for new possible curing abilities that a drug may have. An example of a famous, world-changing drug that was used a lot during World War Two is “M+B”. It was created by the May and Baker company, and was used to treat many infectious diseases such as gonorrhea, pneumonia, and many other diseases of the sort. Winston Churchill, the prime-minister of Britain at the time, was actually treated for pneumonia by “M+B”....   [tags: medications, antibiotics, pain] 647 words
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The Colombian Conflict - ... By doing so, Colombia can also provide safe environments in which representatives from the state can work in, and the citizens of the area can engage and contact them without the fear of being targeted by the various armed groups involved in the conflict. Investigation groups can also be set up in relation to the extrajudicial killings. That way, convictions rates can increase and also be proceeded to provide justice and sentences. Thirdly, violations against trade unionists are also a major issue prevalent in Colombia today....   [tags: farc, devastating violence, drugs] 1618 words
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A Call for a Revision of Mandatory Minumum Drug Laws - ... This creates a sentencing inversion.” With the discretion of the judges included in the sentencing process, the offenders will get the sentence equal to the crime they committed. A job of a judge is to determine the sentence for an offender that will be fair and just. Through the establishment of this law, judges cannot add their input for when there is extreme circumstances, but the offenders must serve the time attributed to the crime committed. One of the more serious problem with mandatory minimum sentences is that they have a disparate effect on non-White offenders....   [tags: drugs, sentence, judges, severity, laws] 2895 words
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Why Marijuana Should be Legalized - Debate on why Marijuana should be legalized Marijuana is a public name for an illegal substance (drug) produced from the Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plant. It is also called weed, ganja, grass, kaya and pot. The drug has many chemical compounds and in particular, it has THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for changing mind functions leading to alternations of cognition, mood, behavior, perception and consciousness. “It is the most widely used illicit substance in the world” (World, 2010, p....   [tags: Drugs, Social Issues, Legal Issues] 1683 words
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The USA and Latin American Countries After the Cold War - ... Because with time, everything can change. After the fall of the Cold War the global world changed completely. The US had made many bold moves in order the keep it’s hegemony and to fight off communism.Which led the United states to losing its global power status and made it adjust to the criticisms coming from all angles. Latin American countries finally saw a way to set themselves free and advance into the world market and more so, into the multipolar world that would soon be in full force....   [tags: military cooperation, interests] 1061 words
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Drug Dealing: Nearing Its End? - The drug scourge facing the Americas has spread and created disaster, but in the end, it might come to an end through legalization. It is critical to examine several key components to fully understand how drug cartels, specifically South American, work and how there is the possibility of stopping this grand diffusion that has mostly taken place in this last half century. The inner workings of the cartels are complex and essential to their success and spread. Part of the process is how drugs get shipped to different parts of the world....   [tags: Drugs & Alcohol]
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The Drug War - The consensus in regard to drug laws favors more stringent and domineering laws, with the attempt to quell use and punish crime. There are many claims used against drug legalization, such as, moral degradation, crime, the destruction of inner cities, along with families, diseases, such as AIDS, and the corrupting of law enforcement. When one examines the effects of prohibition, one has to inquire: has the price been worth it. Certainly, an argument for the abolition of prohibition does not include the favoring of drug use, but merely recognizes the vain and utopian attempt to control individual choices....   [tags: American Government, The Constitution] 1971 words
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Drug War - Drug War or Hypocritical Policies As of April 21, 2005, the U.S has spent $6,193,703,704 Federal dollars and $9,507,335,186 State dollars1on the “Drug War” in America. Has all of this money gone to waste or are we fighting the inevitable. I say the inevitable. We as Americans don’t want the governments side of EVERYTHING we have a say in what goes on in this country, don’t we. If this is so why then is this occurring: “In 2000 it was discovered that the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy used financial incentives to get newspapers and magazines to editorialize in favor of the drug war and get TV and movie producers to change their scripts to reflect pro-drug war views....   [tags: essays research papers] 361 words
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Applying Chemistry to Fighting Cancer - ... A chemical agent known as mustard gas was used in combat during World War I, and later studied during World War II. It was found to be effective in fighting the cancers of the bone marrow cells. This cancer, known as Lymphoma, was the result of the exposure that soldiers had to mustard gas. As research went on, scientists found a compound of mustard gas, called nitrogen mustard, was effective at fighting Lymphoma. The nitrogen mustard agent became the model for future effective agents that were able to kill quickly growing cancer cells by damaging the cells’ DNA....   [tags: chemotherapy drugs] 922 words
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The Horrors of a Child Soldier - Child Soldiers Since 1998 over 100000 child soldiers have been released from armed groups and that is just a few of the many more children that have been abducted by rebels and other military groups. These children are forced to fight for these groups and in return the children get drugs and get addicted so they will come back to their groups to get more. The use of Child soldiers is horrific but the history of the problem does not go back too far but the extent of the problem today has been terrifying....   [tags: Abduction, Drugs] 658 words
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World War II - Australian Prisoners of War in Japan - In 1937, Japan started a war against China, in search of more resources to expand its empire. In 1941, during World War II, Japan attacked America which is when the Allies (Australia, Britain etc.) then declared war on Japan. Before long the Japanese started extending their territory closer and closer to Australia and started taking surrendering troops into concentration camps where they were starved, diseased and beaten. When they were captured, one survivor reports that they were told ‘You are the guest of the Japanese you will be spared but not your country....   [tags: Japan, Allies, Geneva Convention] 977 words
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The Miracles of Cannabis - The Miracles of Cannabis There are so many advancements being made in the medical field with cannabis. Cancer patients are finally receiving some relief from nausea, among other symptoms, with this much known and popular drug. Also, our soldiers and veterans returning from the war overseas can get relief from the posttraumatic stress depression they are burdened with on a daily basis. Some even say that if they use it with the onset of a migraine, it prevents the migraine completely. Cannabis has more medical value then some people realize....   [tags: Medicinal Drugs]
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The Price of Success - “At age 18, John Doe was a senior in high school bench-pressing 300 pounds. His abilities were backed by countless hours of training in the gym throughout his tenure in high school. John then went on to college and continued his strength-training regimen for his four years spent there. During that time, he raised his benching ability from 300 pounds to 420 pounds. Many athletes would be thrilled to get even 200 pounds let alone 420, but John wanted to test his capabilities and kept going. John began a cycle of anabolic steroids after graduating from college....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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The Drug Problem and the Current Justice System - The Drug Problem and the Current Justice System The United States Correctional System is often challenged as to whether it wants to rehabilitate drug offenders or punish them, and because of this it mostly does neither. Even though drug abuse and drug trafficking are widely spread national issues, the mental, social, and economic costs of "healing" through incarceration are only making the "disease" worse. Never before have more prisoners been locked up on drug offenses than today. Mixed with the extremely high risks of today's prison environment, the concept of incarceration as punishment for drug offenders cannot be successful....   [tags: Argumentative Drugs Prison Legal] 1825 words
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Narco-Terror: the United States, the Drug War, and the War on Terror - Narco-Terror: the United States, the Drug War, and the War on Terror Introduction The United States has had a long-standing policy of intervening in the affairs of other nations when the country has thought it within its best interests to do so. Since the 1970’s the United States has tried to impose its will on other nations to combat the most pressing political enemy of the day often linking the war on drugs to the matter to stoke support both domestically and abroad. In the times of the Cold War, this enemy was communism and the government tried to make the connection of the “Red Dope Menace” insinuating drug links with China, Castro’s Cuba, and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War - Sukvasa (Bew) Kornniti Ms. April Slagle World History and Geography 2 7 March 2014 How did the US involvement in the Vietnam War Impacted the US Socially, Economically, and Globally. The Vietnam War was one of the most outrageous and long-drawn out wars in history. The other name for the Vietnam War was called Cold-Era proxy War. The war had been battled in order to stop the spread of invasion from communism in the southern parts of Vietnam. The American played the role of a supporter to the southern part of Vietnam, trying to prevent communist from approaching the southern part of Vietnam....   [tags: U.S. Citizens, Economy, Anti-Communism]
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Unfair Drug Laws in America - The existing drug laws are very inefficient. This paper will focus on the people and the specific elements that are affected by the inefficiency of the drug laws. When looking at the drug laws at a glance a person might be lead to think that they would be very effective and they seem reasonable. While drug laws in themselves are necessarily wrong, some of the discrepancies in the laws make them unfair and take from the category of handing down justice and puts them into the category of cruel and unusual....   [tags: Argumentative Drugs Marijuana Essays]
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The Legacy of President Ronald Reagan - During the 1980s, the legacy of Ronald Reagan was reflected upon the Iran-Contra affair, the fall of communism, and the impact of illegal drugs. The Iran-Contra affair jeopardized the very legacy of the president. Reagan was appraised for and credited for the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the global threat of communism. Another form of threat to the legacy of Reagan and his administration was the threat of illegal drugs in the United States. Thus proving how much the 1980s was an era of both turmoil and triumph that could have affected the outcome of the president's legacy....   [tags: iran-contra affair, illegal drugs, communism]
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The Affects of War on Children - It is said that the most delicate, crucial time in one’s life is their childhood. In a span of four years, a child is taught to walk, talk and interact with one another. Around this time, they also begin to learn a sense of right and wrong. A child who is raised in a nurturing environment knows to be kind and caring towards others, whereas a child that is brought up in violent and demoralizing conditions displays more hostility towards others. The protagonists in Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone are prime examples of children who commit demoralizing acts as a result of their violent surroundings....   [tags: surroundings, violent, slfishness, vengeance] 2214 words
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Stop The Drug War on Marijuana - America is in a war. A drug war with marijuana.Marijuana is a hallucinogen grown naturally as the cannabis plant. Smoking pot clearly has far fewer dangerous and hazardous effects on society than legal drugs such as alcohol, yet it is federally illegal. It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. But, the marijuana prohibition continues to be thriving. Marijuana prohibition causes more problems than it solves....   [tags: Hallicnogen Grown, Cannabis Plant, Pot, Weed]
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Economics, Winning Bolivias Drug War - Economics is Winning Bolivia’s Drug War A 1998 article from the New York Times reported that Bolivia was winning its war against drugs as a result of two factors that influence the market for coca, which is used to make cocaine. First, Bolivian soldiers raided a number of coca plantations and destroyed the crops. Second, Colombians began growing more of their own coca and, as a result, now buy less from Bolivia than in the past. I am proposing that the basic principles of supply and demand are what helped to solve the drug problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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Evolving Structure of Mexican Drug Cartels - "A businessman, and a business woman sit across from each other in negotiations. The man proposes four thousand pesos, and the woman says she can't afford that much. She counter-offers with twenty-five hundred pesos. The man agrees and leaves. This was a weekly payment for the protection of the woman's local business against the Juarez Cartel." (Lacey, M. 2010). Many critics are now making comparisons between the Mexican drug cartels, like the one mentioned above, and legitimate corporations like Netflix, or Google....   [tags: juarez cartel, mexican cartels, trafficking drugs]
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The American Counterculture and The Vietnam War - The Nineteen Sixties were a time of grand turmoil in the United States. The nation almost came apart at the seams many times throughout the decade. The government was involved in a plethora of things at the time that the general population did not agree with. The most important was the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the most publicly protested war in the history of the country. There were many new forms of protesting used at this time. The most mainstream and effective way of protest was through song....   [tags: Social Studies]
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