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We Need a War to Fight Obesity - The American people need a multi-pronged approach involving government action, the medical community, and addressing environmental factors in order to successfully attack obesity and diminish its threat on our nation’s health. Recent statistics show that nearly sixty million people in the U.S. are obese with a BMI of over thirty. The number of obese people has doubled in the last twenty years (Perry 2). Even though the word epidemic is generally associated with infectious diseases, the term epidemic is being attributed to the rapid spread of obesity in our population (Robinson 1)....   [tags: Health, Gastricbypass] 1322 words
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The History of Performance Enhancement - PEDS – Performance Enhancement Drugs The history of performance enhancement follows a timeline as vastly embedded in our history as the sports themselves. These taboo substances are of the most absolutely misunderstood category in modern medicine, and will remain as such until the cloudy illusion filled veil enveloping them is torn down. The use of performance enhancing “substances/drugs ” for sporting spurs back as far the ancient Greek competitions of old, where contestants often chewed cocoa leaves or a utterly vast array of other “potions/concoctions”....   [tags: sports, drugs, steroids] 1996 words
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The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution - The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution In the 1950's, society's prudish view on art was drastically altered. If not for this era, art (literature, music, and fashion) would not be as exceptional as it is today. Prior to the beat generation, the conformists of America censored everything; freedom of expression was unheard of. The Beat Generation, blooming in the 1950's, inspired a group of people whose unparalleled creativity shaped the worlds definition of art today. It sparked an interest in people and encouraged uniqueness and the idea of being open to new experiences....   [tags: beat poetry, drugs, inmorality]
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - In 1932, after the First World War new enhancements in technological practices and government control were now in effect. Aldous Huxley was one of the many citizens who wrote literature to describe what future life would entail. Huxley wrote, in the novel, Brave New World that the ideals that were significant in the past will no longer be important in the future. Throughout the last few decades world view has become trivial about everything people think, act and speak about. All events that occur within Brave New World happen because the World State wants to have better government control over the individuality and happiness that the citizens possess....   [tags: drugs, self-inflicted deaths]
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Madness in Post-War US Writing - DEPERNE Chloé December 2013 Registration no: 13039441 Module code: EL0505 Module name: Post-war U.S. writing “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” (Howl, Allen Ginsberg). Why is madness an important theme in post-war U.S. writing. Your answer should demonstrate thorough knowledge of at least two texts studied on this module. Madness, according to the English Oxford Dictionary, can be defined as “the state of having a serious mental illness”; “a state of wild or chaotic activity”, or having an “extremely foolish behaviour”....   [tags: literature, mental illness, Allen Ginsberg, Lowell]
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Impact of Globalization on Terrorism - Globalization is affecting most everything in the world today by mixing cultures, beliefs, people, and ideas together in the melting pot of society. Since terrorism has taken the impact of globalization it is leaving the world in a war of terror and a desperate effort to unite against the growing terrorist groups. After the numerous, tragic world wide events stemmed by terrorism such as: 9/11, bombing of the London subway, and the Beslan school hostage crisis, the world has vastly changed its’ mentality of dealing with the future....   [tags: illegal trade, taliban, drugs]
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The Culture and Geography of Guinea-Bissau - The rivers of Guinea-Bissau were some of the first of Africa to be discovered by the Portuguese. Portugal claimed Portuguese Guinea in 1446. But very little trading post were established before the 1600’s. Portuguese entered the slave trade and exported large quantities of Africans to the Western Hemisphere. African rulers prospered greatly from the slave trade but did not allow Europeans to move more inland than were there trading post were. Independence was declared on the 24 of September in 1973....   [tags: government, climate, drugs] 615 words
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Columbia and Drug Trade - Columbia and Drug Trade Nowadays, when someone thinks of Colombia, they unfortunately almost always think of two things, coffee and cocaine (with its associated guerilla warfare). It is true that during the last 50 years these two products, one legal, and the other not, have been great monetary contributors to the Colombian economy. Coffee is Colombia’s principal agricultural product, and it is also the country’s second largest export. The production of coffee uses 300,000 farms and employs almost one million people (Steiner 6)....   [tags: Economy Drugs Coffee Columbia Essays]
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Legalizing Marijuana - Are there advantages to legalizing marijuana in America. The issue of legalizing marijuana has long been a topic of discussion among state and federal government officials. Individuals on both sides of the argument vocalize great points for and against legalization. However, looking at the facts it would be very difficult to make a sound argument against the legalization of marijuana. Medical marijuana in California alone is estimated to be a 14 billion dollar a year industry generating millions of dollars in taxes for local and state government (Lacter 2011)....   [tags: Drugs, Tax Revenue, Prison Populations]
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American’s Post Korean War - In the 1960’s the United States had just came back from a major war that had their soldiers over in Korea fighting against communism. When the US soldiers came back home to there families, the US began to revert back to similar what it was before the soldiers went over to Korea. The American families and the US as a whole began to change however, since they had been fighting for so long they came back older and wanting different lives than they did when the war started. They began to settle down and start their own family....   [tags: communism, US soldiers, baby boomers]
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Criminal Enterprises in Question - The Mafia, gangs, and motorcycle clubs are involved in a variety of violent crimes. From murdering, to extortion of drugs and money, to sex, they sell it all and love to control it all. These gangs are very similar in that any means necessary to spread the violence and create notoriety. As long as whatever the act they do gets the point across. This is what made each one of these groups extremely dangerous and not to be trifled with. One of the most important factors of any organized criminal enterprise comes form the hierarchy that takes care of and controls all acts of the group, be it motorcycle clubs, gangs, or the Mafia....   [tags: mafia, gans, extortion, drugs]
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The First Anglo-Chinese War as an Opium War - The First Anglo-Chinese War as an Opium War The Chinese customarily calls the Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842 the Opium War because from their point of view, the opium trade was the main cause of the war. From the British standpoint, the motive for the war was not opium prohibition but rather the repeated insults and humiliation; the British had received from the Chinese government. They claimed that the conflict between China and Britain had been brewing for many decades. Even without opium, it would still have been erupted as a result of their differing conceptions of international relations, trade and jurisdiction....   [tags: Papers] 1909 words
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American History: President George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan - 1989 does not initially seem like a year to remember. Other years have huge events that people recall with fondness or horror. ‘89 just seems like the end of a decade of questionable fashion choices; however, it was so much more than that. 1989 was a year of fall out. Events America, and the rest of the world, had been preparing for happened in 1989. The year was a very important year for history and it started with George Bush Sr. being brought into office as America’s president. Bush became president on January twentieth, 1989 after eight years as Ronald Regan’s vice president....   [tags: reaganomics, cold war, totalitarian era] 523 words
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Teen Movies: Pretty in Pink and Ferris Buellers Day Off by John Hughes - The Breakfast Club: Why Breakfast Was So Important to the ‘80s Almost everyone in America today has seen one of John Hughes’ iconic 1980’s teen movies. From Pretty in Pink, to Ferris Buellers Day Off, these iconic 80’s hits are still viewed as pop culture even two decades after their release. None of John Hughes movies has had as great an impact on society in America as The Breakfast Club. The 1980’s in America were filled with nuclear threats from the Cold War, President Reagan’s war on drugs and an increasing gap in wealth distribution....   [tags: breakfast club, vietnam war, freedom]
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Cocaleros vs Government - Once there was a father named Columbia. Columbia had 5 children whom he loved very much, except for two, Guerilla and Campesino. Columbia loved his other kids very much that he gave them everything they needed from clothing to money. He even bragged about them in front of other people and called them “my children”. However, he didn’t felt the same compassion for his last two sons. Whenever they needed something, important or not important, he either say no, or nothing at all as if they don’t exist....   [tags: Colombia, war, world history]
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Overcrowding: A Crisis in California - Overcrowding: a crisis in California “Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffer – an image of death”, the eminent sage Buddha once said. Whether or not we want to accept it, he was right. This is a quote that reflects the system of imprisonment that currently resides in our society. Prison overcrowding is a conflict in our world today that has been going on for a few decades and no significant solutions have been successful in showing any remarkable effect on the numbers....   [tags: society, criminal justice, civil war]
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Argument for Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana has become one of the most controversial drugs in America. Ever since its cultivation began around 1611, marijuana has puzzled people with its effects. Many question marijuana?s classification as a schedule one drug. A schedule one drug is one that has a high potential for abuse and no medicinal value. Some argue that the war on drugs, in particular marijuana, has cost taxpayers billions and is wasting funds that could be used on more important tasks such as improving transportation or education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Weed Drugs Legal Essays] 1456 words
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Drug Legalization - This paper will prove that America’s drug laws are ineffective and cause more harm than good. The notion that a state of freedom exists in America is completely voided by narcotic laws. Narcotic laws cause a black market, which raises the prices of drugs to astronomical levels. These high prices cause drug addicts to turn to crime in order to support their habit. There exists substantial evidence that marijuana is less harmful than legal product like alcohol or nicotine. The war on drugs is comparable to the Vietnam War in its harm on the current generation of minorities....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Use Essays] 2687 words
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Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge - GLOBAL DEBATE AND PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE ID: XX30189 TO: THE GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA FROM: UGANDA HARM REDUCTION NETWORK SCENARIO: A TIME FOR UGANDA TO ACT REASONABLY ON DRUG POLICY What is Uganda Harm Reduction Network. Uganda Harm Reduction Network is a civil society organization established in 2011. Its main focus is to create a safe and secure Ugandan society that recognizes and protects the health, social, economic and human rights of drug users. Besides, it demands that interventions and policies designed to serve drug users reflect specific individual and societal needs....   [tags: Uganda, Harm Reduction Network, Drugs]
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Sierra Leone and the Blood Diamonds: Civil War and Children - Think about how your life was when you were ten. For most people, the only worries were whether you finished your homework and if you’ve been recently updated for new games. Unfortunately, in Sierra Leone, kids at the age of ten were worried about if that day was the only day they’d be able to breathe. The cause of one of this devastating outcome is Sierra Leone’s Civil War. This war was a long bloody fight that took many lives and hopes of children and families. Being located in the west coast of Africa and between Guinea and Liberia, “Sierra Leone has an abundance of easily extractable diamonds”(BBC News)....   [tags: Abductions, Killings] 524 words
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A Deceptive Colombian "Hero": Pablo Escobar - Around the time of 1978, a business was developing that would soon be wealthy enough to profit up to 60 million a month (Kelley). Despite its wealth, the Medellin Cartel was not exactly a legal enterprise. It devoted infinite amounts of time, money, and manpower to produce, sell, and distribute drugs throughout vast areas. At the head was Pablo Escobar, who was admired by many inside and outside of the cartel. Countless people were involved in his business, both voluntarily and involuntarily (Kelley)....   [tags: colombia, trafficking drugs, medellin cartel]
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In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason: The Impact of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War took place between 1959 & 1975 and “anyone who survived Vietnam seemed to regard it as something personal and embarrassing” (Mason 67). This war is the only war of its passing that is still affecting people today, the last two generations know it by heart and it has shaped some more than others. There are several well documented side effects of this particular war including: post-traumatic stress disorder, but also major depression which can very often be closely associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, there’s also substance abuse, ADHD, sleep disorders, and bi polar disorder....   [tags: Post-Traumatic Stress, substance abuse] 1392 words
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Refugees: Reasons Why Women Flee War - Introduction/thesis Many women from all over the world seek refuge to escape famine, violence, war or poverty. A refugee is a person who has fled from his or her home country in addition to cannot return for the reason that he or she has a justifiable fear of persecution based on race, religion, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Interestingly most individuals granted refugee statuses are women and children. Since 1975, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world....   [tags: fear of persecution, immigrant women]
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Murder Capital: “Chiraq, Drillinois” a City at War - Gang life exists as a lifestyle because of a lack of access to resources. Gangs are classically viewed as a by-product of social disorganization, the weakness of traditional institutions, like the schools, to replace the lost primary networks of the traditional world. Home of the Chicago Bulls and great players, such as, Michael Jordan and Derick Rose, who have won six rings and it is considered to host one of the greatest NBA teams of all times. It is the adopted hometown of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama....   [tags: Gangs, Chicago, Illinois, Social Disorganization]
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Government and Politics - Promoting Global and Regional Security in the Post-Cold War World - Essay is 1507 Words      The post-cold War world presents an interesting paradox. Conflicts are becoming increasingly local while the world is becoming increasingly interconnected: although conflicts are on a smaller scale, their ramifications affect all nations. In addition, better technology means that the American public is better informed and more eager to intervene, yet at the same time, foreign aid is being drastically cut. The United States does not have the resources to intervene in every conflict or to solve all the problems in the conflicts it does intervene in....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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War Against Boys in Society - War Against Boys in Society It is a bad time to be a boy in America. As the new millennium began, the defining event for American girls was the triumph of the U.S. women’s soccer team. For boys, the major event was the mass killing at Columbine High School. It would seem that boys in our society face great difficulties and risks as they grow up. Yet the best-known studies and the academic experts are telling us that it is girls who are suffering from a decline in self-esteem. The experts say that it is girls who need extra help with academics and elsewhere in a society that favors boys....   [tags: Papers] 1561 words
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The War on Cancer and Its Oncolytic Viral Cells - Besides being able to seize an entire continent in the panicked grips of an epidemic, viruses also have the potential to do good. Such is the purpose of virotherapy – using viruses to selectively target and kill cancer cells, effectively stopping tumour growth in one fell swoop. In the war on cancer, the 200 types of cancer collectively claim almost half a million deaths yearly. The traditional tag team of radiation therapy and chemotherapy undoubtedly have their limits, and now more than ever are new developments needed....   [tags: virotherapy, metastatic, apoptosis] 933 words
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Anti-Hemp Legalization - Anti-Hemp Legalization The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was the first ban on hemp in the United States. Then in 1942 the government lifted the ban and encouraged farmers to cultivate hemp to help with the war effort. The ban was later put into effect again in 1957. The ban of hemp in America is still in effect by the Controlled Substances Act of 1972. Hemp or cannabis sativa is the same species as marijuana. It is impossible to grow hemp without the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) rich leaves and seeds....   [tags: Hemp Marijuana Drugs Essays]
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The War Against Athletes - THE WAR AGAINST ATHLETES In schools around the country, many athletes are being subjected to a great indignity. They are being stripped of their personal privileges. They are scorned and questioned of their morale, without cause or evidence. The trust once shared between students and teachers, the bond between children and parents has been torn apart. Athletes ranging from middle school to high school are being subjected to tests for drug use. Drugs that only thirteen percent of the student populations are responsible for....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Today's Drug Laws - Today's Drug Laws Today?s drug laws seem to do more harm than good. The so-called drug war hasn?t seemed to be as effective as it was intended to be. Its original intent lies in its name, to attack the drug problem in America. Nixon started the war on drugs in the late sixties to stop drug abuse at the source, the distributors. Another intention for the war on drugs was to show individuals taking part in this illegal activity that their participation would cause serious consequences. The government has taken drastic measures to keep drugs out of our nations streets, from attacking the frontline in The Columbian drug fields, to making numerous drug busts in urban cities across the United S...   [tags: Papers Society Laws Drugs Narcotics Essays] 1067 words
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Spiritual War - War is any active hostility, contention, or struggle. Throughout our lives we wage a constant mental war. This 'spiritual'; war is a languid process that shapes our lives and engenders many journeys in life. Conflict arises within our vibrant minds through decisions and emotions that we make from a day to day basis. This battlefield promotes failure and success. Decisions make up the main bulk of our inner conflict. In making a decision, two possible situations come to mind--one can either do this or that....   [tags: essays research papers] 479 words
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The Drug Heroin - Drugs Drugs have been around for hundreds of years. Indians were known to have used Opium and other drugs for medical and various other purposes. During the 7th Century A.D. in China a drug emerged called Opium. Opium, the dry juice from immature seed pods of the opium poppy plant, is a narcotic drug that is very powerful in the relief of pain but is also very addictive. At the beginning Opium was like any other drug, but then people unaware of the harm it could cause began to use it more and more often....   [tags: Drugs History Narcotics Abuse Essays Illegal] 1383 words
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Child Soldiers: The Little Army - Children should not be involved either directly or indirectly in warfare. Every continent in the world (excluding Antarctica) used child soldiers in their army at least once throughout its history. A 14 year old child in a war zone armed with automatic rifles, high-powered explosives, and drugs laced with gunpowder along with other dangerous substances sounds too grotesque and immoral to be actually happening; however, this is something that has happened numerous times during history, and continues....   [tags: US civil war, Uganda LRA, Taliban]
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Legalization of Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana      Marijuana is a plant, known as cannabis sativa and cannabis indica, which contains a psychoactive chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The effects of THC include disruption of psychomotor behavior, short-term memory impairment, intoxication, stimulation of appetite, antinociceptive, and antiemetic activities. Marijuana, the Mexican name given to cannabis is a mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the plant. Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other preparations made from the same plant....   [tags: Weed Drugs Illegal Essays Papers Cannabis]
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OxyContin New Entry in the Drug War - OxyContin New Entry in the Drug War When concerned with the ethics of development in a global environment, the issue of drug abuse is of particular importance. All of the different aspects of the drug trade impact a nation, and specifically the development of a nation within a global environment. Within the United States, drug abuse has been prevalent among specific populations in society for almost a half of a century now. Historically speaking, drug abuse has erupted in many directions; new drugs have offered new markets, new trends have developed new habits....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Conditions in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps In World War II - Conditions in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps In World War II The Japanese viewed those who surrendered as inferior and subject to the mercy of their captures. Tojo, the Japanese war minister, informed the commandants of prisoners of war camps the Japanese government had not signed the Geneva Convention and they were not bound to it. The Japanese field code for soldiers required soldiers to commit suicide rather than surrender. Because of the time schedule set for conquest by Japanese high command, Japanese soldiers slaughtered surrendering Allied soldiers routinely....   [tags: Papers] 1601 words
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Gulf War Syndrome: Is It Psycholiogial Or Physiological - Gulf War Syndrome: Is It Physiological, Or Psychological. What is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). Is it a debilitating physical condition because of a secret use of chemical and biological warfare from the Iraqis. Is it post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted from the Gulf War. Nobody really knows the truth behind GWS, but many people have given their expertise and opinions on what, if anything caused GWS. In Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Media, written by Elaine Showalter, she gives her account of GWS as “an epidemic of suspicion, a plague of paranoia that threatens a greater malaise than even Vietnam.” (143) It is true that GWS could be a case of paranoia or suspicion, but the...   [tags: essays research papers] 1440 words
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Legalizing Marijuana - Legalizing Marijuana Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country’s revenue....   [tags: Drugs Weed Legal Argumentative Essays] 795 words
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The History Of Lsd And Its Effects On The American Counterculture - After World War II ended, the age of baby-booming and urban sprawling began. During this time, many American soldiers came home from the war; married, and had five or six children. This created the largest generation ever. Could this new generation change the social world of America. In 1964, most of the baby-boomer's children were in their late teens. This was the beginning of a major social change in the United States. With the birth of rock-n-roll not far in the past, and a growing liberalism of the normally conservative American Society, it is no wonder that a powerful hallucinogenic drug called LSD gained so much popularity....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics] 1447 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - Did you know that marijuana is the third most popular drug and has been used by over 100 million Americans. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa. Many people know someone who has experienced marijuana or currently uses it for recreational purposes. Over the last several years, marijuana has been one of the most popular issues in civil liberties today. Should it be used for only medical reasons or ban it all together....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Social Issues]
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Vietnam War -Students Vs Politics - I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. - Dwight D Eisenhower Over the years history is marked with death and destruction in many forms. The 1960’s marked an era of change and social revolution for many in the U.S... It was during this time that the Civil Rights Movement was in full force, American Scientist were able to put the first man on the moon, and our world was still grieving over the brutal assassinations of both Dr....   [tags: Vietnam Conflict] 1067 words
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Behavior Changes and Side Effects in LSD Users - Behavior Changes and Side Effects in LSD Users In 1938, Albert Hofmann created lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD- 25) at Sandoz pharmaceutical laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. It was initially created to aid as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant, and it was discovered to stimulate contraction of the uterus. In 1943, it was unintentionally absorbed into Hofmann's skin, and he discovered that it was an extremely potent hallucinogen. Although a true hallucinogen is when a person sees or hears something (without sensory cues) that does not exist, and believes that the perceptions are real, LSD is considered a hallucinogen which merely alters the perception of existing sensory stim...   [tags: Hallucinogens Drugs Essays]
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Erika Dyck Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD on the Canadian Prairies - Erika Dyck Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD on the Canadian Prairies (Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press, 2012). Erika Dyck provides the reader and interesting view of early historical psychological research on LSD, lysergic acid diethyl-amide. This book is composed of Dyck’s  scientific interpretation and dissection of earlier psychedelic psychiatry research by Humphry Osmond, and Abraham Hoffer. A Swiss biochemist named Albert Hofmann dissolved a minimal amount of      d-lysergic acid diethyl-amide in a glass of water and digested this new synthetic drug in April 1943.  Three hours later he begins to feel dizzy and his vision was distorted....   [tags: ysergic acid diethyl-amide, hallucinogen drugs] 2681 words
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Government Drug Money - Just imagine all of the money being used in the world today, now cut that amount in half and you now have the amount of money the government is spending on the outrageous drug war. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The U.S. federal government had spent at least $15 billion dollars in 2010, while the state and local governments added on another $25 billion dollars to that. The amount of money being spent on the drug war is ridiculous compared to what we actually need to spend our hard earned money on....   [tags: drug war, DEA, law enforcement, drug trade]
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Legalizing Marijuana - Legalizing Marijuana Why marijuana. Why legalize marijuana for recreational use. I think the question we should ask ourselves is ?why not?. Are there any benefits. Again, the focus is misplaced. The question should be how do the benefits of decriminalizing marijuana far outweigh the negative aspects. Why was marijuana made illegal in the first place. Marijuana is certainly not illegal due to health concerns, because if that were the case alcohol and tabacco would be illegal as well. The fact is Americans demand the freedom to choose....   [tags: Papers Weed Drugs Legalization Essays]
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Forever War by Joe Haldeman and Halo and The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund - The presentation and use of military personnel in the “Forever War” by Joe Haldeman and “Halo: The Fall of Reach” by Eric Nylund illustrate how science fiction depicts these individuals as disposable and replaceable. The negative treatment of soldiers can result in various mental problems and unnatural relationships if conditions remain the same. Although the characters in these stories are fictional, the mistreatment of military personnel can lead to future problems when the time comes for them to return to civilian life....   [tags: mistreatment, soldiers, science fiction]
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The Growth of American Government from the End of Reconstruction and the end of World War II - In the past, the nation’s government took the “laissez-faire” approach to dealing with the economy and/or free market affairs. The government intervened as little as possible, asserting the belief felt that if left alone, economic problems would be resolved without government interference. However, this approach was not guaranteed, and at times, the government had to put aside the “laissez-faire” approach of the past. The government had no other choice but to intervene in these instances to return balance to the economy and protect its citizens it served....   [tags: Evolution of American Government]
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Manchild In the Promised Land: A New Perspective into the Post World War II Era - The novel, Manchild In the Promised Land, by Claude Brown, fictionalizes his life during the Civil Rights Movement. This novel explores the themes of racism, poverty and the movement for blacks to gain respect as a demographic. While many of us know the ins and outs of the ideals of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Black Panthers. We’re unfamiliar with the life of the average people who wanted to fight to gain respect but the process of just trying to stay alive hindered them from doing so....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, Malcom X, King] 739 words
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Legalizing Marijuana - What is Marihuana. This question has been turned inside out. In some of the discussions of effects and orientations different people had varied concepions of marihuana. It seems to moft people it is more of a social object. As one experiences the use the definition of marihuana comes to light. The experience of the use of it whether good or bad defines Marihuana comes to light. The experience of the use the definition of marihuana. A survey was made in a simple random sample of 300 students represention about 60 percent of the student bady at a midwest college....   [tags: Illegal Drugs] 1032 words
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