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Ruby Bridges’ Reclamation: Deconstructing a Child Activist

Ruby Bridges’ Reclamation: Deconstructing a Child Activist

Ruby Bridges is often cited as a child activist with a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the first four young African American girls integrated into white public schools, and the only one who went alone. Through My Eyes is an autobiographical picture book aimed at young readers in which Bridges tells the story of her childhood and describes the era she was living in. While it might seem like this book would be a place where she tries to inspire bravery and resilience in children, Bridges clearly does not think she was an activist of any kid. The responsibility of all of the actions in the book falls on the adults rather than the child subject. Through the interplay of outside sources, anecdotal evidence, and personal reflections, Ruby Bridges thoroughly dissects the notion that she was a child with agency in the fight against racial inequality to instead posit the idea she was under the control of the adults in her life.

The Reality of Immigration

The Reality of Immigration

The United States has many illegal immigrants who work hard to earn money for their families. They are people who migrate to the unknown in search of something better for themselves and their loved ones. Illegal immigrants who work and benefit the country should be given the right to have legal documentation to get better paying jobs. Peter Katel’s article and “Enrique’s Journey,” by Sonia Nazario explain how much migrants suffer and the risks that they take to go to the United States. These two authors also provide statistics and reasons to why illegal immigrants decided to leave their families and country to come into a foreign one. This issue is significant because many illegal immigrants do not deserve to be deported. They just want to work to have a better life and future with their families. Illegal immigrants are the working people who help the United States in many ways.

Anne Bradstreet: The Puritan Poet

Anne Bradstreet: The Puritan Poet

Anne Bradstreet was a woman that came to the New World in search for something better. As a Puritan woman she was not allowed to seek knowledge and express herself however she wanted. She married at the age of 16 and had eight children even though she was weak from many illnesses. Against all odds Anne became one of the first American poets and she wrote poetry that described the love she had for her family and her religious beliefs. Anne lived in a harsh religious world that always looked down on women who wanted to be independent and smart. Anne was an interesting poet because she poured her heart out when she wrote poetry by writing about the love of her life, her family and her beliefs.

UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Policies and Globalization

UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Policies and Globalization

I. UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Policies
Cultures are too often dichotomized into Western vs. non-Western, male vs. female, elite vs. folk, or tangible vs. intangible, and in each instance, the former term is privileged over the latter. Particularly with modernization and the accompanying expansion of the Western cultural world, Western cultures are frequently considered more rational than, more valuable than, and superior to non-Western cultures, which many would claim are irrational or inferior. Such views of cultural differences have been promoted by the globalization of European and American cultures, as non-Western cultures have not expanded their influence to the same degree.

Similarly, as many feminists have pointed out, the culture of women has long been considered to have relatively less value and importance than that of men. And cultural critics have noted that folk cultures are often regarded as being old, outdated, and worthy only of being forgotten.

Νάρκισσος (Narcissus) Aesthesis, and the Unforgivable

Νάρκισσος (Narcissus) Aesthesis, and the Unforgivable

Traveling by Land or by Sea – Which is Better? A Personal Preference

Traveling by Land or by Sea – Which is Better? A Personal Preference

When one decides to go to locations such as Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, or Europe there is often the choice of traveling by land or by sea. In taking this type of vacation, one usually wants to visit numerous cities. Which method of travel is better?

Traveling by cruise ship can be quite luxurious. It is very relaxing to sit on the deck of a large ship, which has good stabilizers to avoid sea sickness and watch the ocean, land bodies, clouds, sky and other boats move slowly by. One huge plus is after flying or driving to the location of the ship, passengers board, are directed to their cabins by stewards, handed a drink or snack and left to unpack. On a cruise, passengers unpack and repack once only.

Comparing the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods in the United States with Regulation in the European Union and Other Countries

Comparing the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods in the United States with Regulation in the European Union and Other Countries

Table of Contents
Abstract
Background
Legal Issues
U.S. Regulation and Policy
Foreseeability
Patents
Cases Supporting the Legal Issues
Foreign Law
Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods
Risks from Genetically Modified Foods
Conclusion

Abstract
This paper compares the regulation of genetically modified foods in the United States with regulation in the European Union and other countries. The public policy of food safety in the U.S. is then analyzed to determine whether modifications more in line with other countries would be beneficial.

Background

Paper on the Understanding of Polygamy

Paper on the Understanding of Polygamy

To be able to argue against polygamy, each one of us has to be aware of what it means. Polygamy is to get married with more than one person. For women, having several husbands is called polyandry, and for men it is called polygyny. In Morocco, like any other Muslim country (except Tunisia) Polygamy is a legal concept. However, things have changed since 2004 because of the regulation that was altered due to many issues that family and children face because of polygamy. These changes were prescribed by the “Moudawana” in the family code which says that: a husband is not allowed to get married to a second wife unless he has the authorization of the first one as well as the authorization of the Justice of Morocco. The Moroccan government has to be sure that the husband is going to be capable of providing the need of his wives and children. Still, this law isn’t monitoring what is really happening inside their home: Are the children having the right education? Aren’t they going to be mentally disoriented by having to deal with a lot of people inside the house?

Baderman Island Resort Personality Profile and Reorganization

Baderman Island Resort Personality Profile and Reorganization

Many organizations usually go through a reorganization process in time. This usually occurs when significant changes are made to improve production, facilitate mergers or improve inter-office relationships. Team C has chosen Baderman Island Resort as its virtual organization. In the following paper the team will discuss the personality profile method that will be initiated in the reorganization of Baderman Island Resort.

Child Abuse in the Times We Live

Child Abuse in the Times We Live

“Children are suffering for a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. While 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the US , expert estimate that the actual number of incidents of abuse and neglect is 3 times greater than report” (national child abuse statistics –http://Childhelp.org/resources/llearning-center/statistics). These statistics are staggering. These are only the statistics of the United Sates; the country that was once looked up to by other countries and was once highly praised. Children suffer many consequences’ that are not their own. They suffer the consequences of their offenders’ actions. It affects them, as they get older and makes it difficult to trust people throughout the rest of their life. Our economic crisis affects the children of America and their families.

Essay to Compare and Contrast the Physical and Settlement Geography Between United States and Canada by Using Google Earth

Essay to Compare and Contrast the Physical and Settlement Geography Between United States and Canada by Using Google Earth

By using Google Earth to learn Geography, it helps me to get more accurate data to analysis that geographical information about each specific location on the world. According to it, this essay is going to compare and contract the physical and settlement geography between United States and Canada.

How Globalization Influenced the Chinese Language Between 1960 to 2011

How Globalization Influenced the Chinese Language Between 1960 to 2011

As Giddens (1999) said ,globalization is not only economic but also political, technological and cultural. Influenced by the developments in systems of communication started from late1960s, culture exchange became increasingly frequent in the next 50 years. During this period, Chinese culture which has lasted for thousands of years is experiencing an extensive attack from western world. Chinese language, an essential part of Chinese culture has developed in a multi-cultural background for the first time. In this essay, I will discuss that the effects of globalization on the development of Chinese language from 1960 to 2011.

Concert Review of the Christian Band Haven Place

Concert Review of the Christian Band Haven Place

For my concert review I saw a local band called Haven Place. They are a Christian band that put on a free concert at my local church to spread their worship music.

How College Movies and TV Shows Can Be Harmful to the College Image - Citing Animal House, Van Wilder, Blue Mountain State, Accepted and Good Will Hunting

How College Movies and TV Shows Can Be Harmful to the College Image - Citing Animal House, Van Wilder, Blue Mountain State, Accepted and Good Will Hunting

Mexican Immigrants in the U.S

Mexican Immigrants in the U.S

Mexicans have a huge part in making up the population for Chicago today. The first few numbers of the Mexican immigration came in during the early 1900s, closer to 1910. They came for a few reasons, but mainly, they came because of the poor economic times during the Mexican Revolution during these times. This state of their departure doesn't really differ for the same reasons on why a lot of the mexican population leave their nation today. As they made their journey's over, they came with dreams of working in huge factories, which during these times, the industrial world was booming with business. When they arrived however, they were not put in industry work. They lacked experience and were therefore, put to work in the agricultural field. To this day, Mexican people are known for their work in this field. The early 1900s were somewhat rough for the mexican people who came for "A better life". One of these difficulties was finding homes for themselves.

The Lyric Essay Represents a New Sub-Genre That at First Glance Seems Puzzling, For How Can Non-Fiction be a Creative Piece?

The Lyric Essay Represents a New Sub-Genre That at First Glance Seems Puzzling, For How Can Non-Fiction be a Creative Piece?

I stare out of the window, across the desolate fields that stretch into the distance. Brittle branches barely move in the stiff breeze; winter has descended upon the trees freezing them still. The gentle falling snow seduces me into a trance-like state. A pen sits lightly in my palm, rocking ever so slightly between my thumb and forefinger, barely tapping the oak desk I am seated behind. Writer's block consumes me. The concept of the lyric essay runs through my mind. What does it all mean? Where am I to begin?

There is no one definitive and clearly labeled box within which the term “lyric essay” can be placed into for this will mean many different things to many different writers (and readers for that matter), but for me it means a possibility to describe real events as I see them and as I choose to create them in my writing.

Paper on Different Superstitions

Paper on Different Superstitions

Superstition is a belief that one event leads to the cause of another one without any proof. Long time ago, human beings have so little knowledge about the whole world. So when some phenomenon happened, people don’t know what to do and how to explain them except believe in superstitions. That is the reason why there are so many different kinds of superstitions in the whole world. However as science developed, people don’t believe in superstition as much as in the past. The fact is that most of the phenomenon can be explained by science. But people still believe in some kinds of superstitions in modern times. For example, people always believe their lucky number and take the action when their lucky number appears. When you compare the superstitions in different countries, you will be surprised that every country has its own superstitions and the same superstitions in different countries may have different meanings.

Paper on the Movie Schindler's List

Paper on the Movie Schindler's List

Introduction:
Many movies have spawned from the events of the holocaust. None portray the events as boldly as Schindler’s List. In this film, the director Steven Spielberg brings you along for the ride as he portrays the horrors of the holocaust first hand. The story is set around a businessman named Oscar Schindler. Schindler is a cunning fellow who uses World War II for profit, but later uses it to save lives. He becomes influenced by the people around him in many different ways. He goes through a necessary transformation to understand the difference between good and bad and to save the lives of over 1,100 Jews. Oscar Schindler also managed to help others with hope, sympathy and necessary manipulation.

Schindler and Itzhak Stern:

Aging and Senescence Paper - Focusing on the Distinction and Complex Relationship Between Aging and Senescence, the Evolutionary Theories for Senescence as Well as the Disparities Between Senescence in Different Species

Aging and Senescence Paper - Focusing on the Distinction and Complex Relationship Between Aging and Senescence, the Evolutionary Theories for Senescence as Well as the Disparities Between Senescence in Different Species

Violent Crime - Through the Eyes of a Dangerous Criminal

Violent Crime - Through the Eyes of a Dangerous Criminal

Abstract
From the beginning of human life, violent crime has been an issue that society has had to deal with. Violent crime destroys the lives of innocent people. In order for people to live in peace, it is important that society finds a way to decrease violent criminal behavior. Society continually puts restraints in place as a means of deterring violent crime. These restraints are based on theories as to how violent behavior is derived and controlled. Before we can successfully deter criminal behavior, we must first understand the minds of those that commit these crimes.

Social Organizational Theories:

Hybrid Vehicles - Researching the Toyota Prius and Showing the Conversion From Electricity to Gasoline and How it Works

Hybrid Vehicles - Researching the Toyota Prius and Showing the Conversion From Electricity to Gasoline and How it Works

Paper on Perception - Discussing the Four Principles of Perception and How the Brain Can Interpret the Information

Paper on Perception - Discussing the Four Principles of Perception and How the Brain Can Interpret the Information

Introduction
Perception is the way of interpreting sensory information by brain, and then gives an understanding about the object/ person we see. This essay will mainly focus on perception of sensory information from our eyes.

Basically, there are four principles of perception to explain how brain can interpret the information. They are: (1) Relativity of perception, (2) Selectivity of perception, (3) Perceptual organization and (4) Perceptual constancy. These four principles help to judge and value the object we see. Moreover, these four principles can be elaborated to judge and understand a person based on his/her appearance. Examples will be given based on each of four principles below.

Relativity of perception

The Age of Interactive Media

The Age of Interactive Media

The most interesting recent media ventures I see are Xbox Kinect, Siri on iPhone 4s and L. A. Noire. There is one thing in common. They are the new media technology that interacts with consumers. I think interactive media will be the future of the media industry.

First, let us talk about Xbox Kinect. The idea of full body gaming is just brilliant. It is a new way to play games. There is no controller required, because you are the controller. Kinect responds majorly to the gamer’s movement. It also recognizes simple voice orders such as, “play movies.” This system provides more interaction between the gamer and the game. It’s a bridge between virtual reality and the real world. I remember the first time I saw someone playing Fruit Ninja with Kinect, I was awed by the fluency of action translation this system. Imagine that in the future, we may play a game like Tron. How fascinating is that!

Domestic Violence: A Homosexual Matter Too

Domestic Violence: A Homosexual Matter Too

Introduction
The aim of this paper is to trace the current issue of domestic violence in gay couples in the United States of America. To do so, this paper will be divided into three parts. The first part will introduce the matter and its definition. I will try to briefly define what same-sex domestic violence is. Afterward, in the second part, I will show how it is seen in the country nowadays (how this subject is perceived, and I will not only put up with gay people perceptions). I will talk about this sexual minority and how society sees domestic abuse in their case. I will also insert few statistics to put numbers on this issue. Then, in the third part, I will make a kind of survey about how to tackle and prevent this huge problem and who can provide some sort of help to the victims, etc. And eventually, I will relate my own point of view on this topic and how I see it myself drawing the conclusion. I will try to criticize my analysis in the best way I can and summarize what should be done by the government of the United States. But above all, I will say what is worth to be remembered after reading my report.

Life Expectancy of Countries Across the Globe

Life Expectancy of Countries Across the Globe

Let's examine the life expectancy of countries across the globe. The goal is to determine if life country expectancies at birth are related to the population growth. In determining the answer, a variety of variables will be researched and examined to determine the contributing factors. The life expectancy and population data will be measured by using statistics from the CIA Demographics data set which contains quantifiable statistics data for countries across the globe. Data from 30 or more countries, equally divided into categories of lower population, higher population, lower life expectancies, and higher life expectancies, will be examined and evaluated. Furthermore, literature reviews will be used aid in giving an in depth explanation of the resulting research.

The Problem
The problem is, although it is known, in countries like China, disease is a contributing factor of low life expectancies, it is also known that the high risk of disease in China is due to over population which is the cause of other concerning factors that have an impact on life expectancies. Could this be the fate for other countries in the world?

Chick Lit is Literature

Chick Lit is Literature

Formula fiction and its genres are recognizable as being literature. Chick Literature is a sub-genre of woman’s fiction. This sub-genre can be considerate literature since it reflects the 3 common points of literature. Those criteria are respected in Chick Lit because there is a reflection of society and human experience through the protagonist of the story. Also the author’s voice is unique and the story is always engaging the reader by discussing a universal truth. Each one of them is clearly represented in the plot of a typical Chick lit story. These conventions are analyzed in Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary”.

Blackjack Versus Hold’em Poker - How These Table Games Vary Slightly, How Each Game is Played and the Strategies Used

Blackjack Versus Hold’em Poker - How These Table Games Vary Slightly, How Each Game is Played and the Strategies Used

Thesis Statement: Although blackjack and hold’em poker are both table games, they vary slightly on how each game is played, and the strategies used.

I.The basics on how to play blackjack and hold’em poker.
A. Blackjack is not a difficult game to play.
1. Player versus dealer.
2. The player has only three cards to analyze.
3. The player has only four possible decisions to make.
B. Hold’em poker compared to blackjack is a much more complicated game to play.
1. Player versus player.
2. The player has more cards to analyze.
3. The player has many decisions to make.

II. The strategies used when playing blackjack and hold’em poker.
A. Blackjack, though not difficult to play, has basic strategies of play once the cards have been dealt.
1. Knowing when to stay.
2. Knowing when to hit.
3. Knowing when to double down.
4. Knowing when to split.
B. Hold’em poker, though more difficult to play, also has basic strategies of play once the cards have been dealt.
1. Knowing when to call.
2. Knowing when to raise.
3. Knowing when to fold.

Analysis of Keeshonden and Chow Chow Dogs - Discussing the Similarities of Their Life Spans, Health Traits, Similar Forms and Similar Functions

Analysis of Keeshonden and Chow Chow Dogs - Discussing the Similarities of Their Life Spans, Health Traits, Similar Forms and Similar Functions

Thesis Statement: Despite having different histories and demeanors, Keeshonden and Chow Chows both have similar life spans and health traits, and both share similar forms and are also capable of performing similar functions.

I.History.
A + B. Keeshonden and Chows have different histories.
1. The exact origins of both are unknown and have been lost in time.
2. Keeshonden were well established in Holland, while Chows have been known in China for centuries.
3. Keeshonden were used as watchdogs on river barges, while it’s commonly known that Chows were used as food by Mongolians and Mandarins.
4. Keeshonden were disposed of because of their affiliation with a failed political party, while the Chow breed perpetuated by being kept in monasteries and in wealthy households.
5. Chows were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1903, while it took Keeshonden until 1930 to be recognized.

II.Demeanor.
A + B. The demeanor of Keeshonden varies greatly from that of Chows.

Summary and Response Essay on Tattoos and Piercings: Issues of Body Modification and the Workplace

Tattoos and Piercings: Issues of Body Modification and the Workplace

Tattoos are becoming very common in today’s society. Tattoos are no longer reserved for the rebellious. They can be found on many people, including highly educated upper class citizens of the United States. Brian Elzwig and Donna K. Peeples wrote a highly informative article “Tattoos and Piercings: Issues of Body Modification and the Workplace” which discusses the increasing number of people who have tattoos, as well as legal issues that come about when a person feels that an employer has discriminated against them for having a tattoo or other body modification.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Young Teens

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Young Teens

Many teens have known the dangerous side effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse first hand, by either a personal experience or the experiences of others. Many issues have been laced together with vehicles or physical dangers. Ranging from car accidents, to victims of rape and sexual assault. What is surprising to most be that this is not only pertaining to females but to males as well? People mostly describe rape and sexual assault involving drug and alcohol abuse as a female becoming the victim, but research shows that males are also a target as well.

Chinese Society Pet Issue

Chinese Society Pet Issue

Introduction:

Manipulating Images in Adobe PhotoShop

Manipulating Images in Adobe PhotoShop

Manipulating clipart from color to black and white line art in Adobe PhotoShop on a PC for some may be frustrating; these are steps to help ease the pain a little. Begin with selecting the clipart you need from your source. This source can be clipart.com, something from your loaded clipart from Microsoft and so on. To begin the process first open a new document in Adobe PhotoShop and set your document up to proper specifications needed. The window will show areas where width and height for the artwork can be entered as well as resolution and color mode. The importance of the resolution is extremely relative as the resolution for anything printed should be 300 resolution and anything going on the World Wide Web should be entered as 72 resolution or commonly known in graphic arts as d.p.i. (dots per inch). The size of your window is up to you; for some it is easier to go by pixels in size, for others it is easier to use the standard inches format, so insert what size you want to make the document.

Faith and Black Resistance in Film Trouble the Water - Story of Hurricane Katrina Through the Eyes of Ninth Ward Residents

Faith and Black Resistance in Film Trouble the Water - Story of Hurricane Katrina Through the Eyes of Ninth Ward Residents

Trouble the Water is a powerful independent documentary film that tells the story of Hurricane Katrina through the eyes of the Ninth Ward residents Kim, Scott Roberts, and their friends and neighbors. It is a narrative documentary that told story of Katrina in a way that put faces and voices to the many left behind-the poor, the incarcerated, the elderly and the hospitalized. The film celebrates the heroism of these individuals and in the process revealed massive government failures that are hard to imagine. Trouble the Water is a documentary about social and racial inequalities in the U.S, but the film seem to place more emphasis on the use of faith, resilience and communal bond as traditional strategies of resistance for African Americans.

The Film Trouble the Water and the Book A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge - Offering Insight Into One of the Worst Disasters Hurricane Katrina

The Film Trouble the Water and the Book A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge - Offering Insight Into One of the Worst Disasters Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina is considered one of the worst disasters in the US history causing death and destruction especially in New Orleans. Years after the storm, people still struggle to make sense of it even those who have returned to their homes or to some semblance of a normal life. The film Trouble the Water and the book A.D New Orleans After the Deluge offer great insights to events of Katrina through use of many rhetorical strategies and documentary conventions.

Illegal Immigration: A U.S. Concern

Illegal Immigration: A U.S. Concern

Media Violence

Media Violence

Media in definition is the means of communication, as radios and television, news papers, magazines, and internet that reaches and influences people widely. Media comes from comics, newspapers, television, news and entertainment, films animation, video games, music and other audio and internet-based media. Every day we the people open our eyes we will see media and the powerful effects that it posses over us. These effects can sometimes be positive, but they also can be negative. Examples of positive media are becoming far less abundant. Whereas the negative side of media is growing and becoming more aggressive. What is the problem with the media, one might ask. The response would be that there is more negative media influencing the people to do negative things.

Hungary - Magyarország World View

Hungary - Magyarország World View

Similarities of the Abandonment of Conventional Artistic Standards in the Paintings Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Similarities of the Abandonment of Conventional Artistic Standards in the Paintings Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon were both controversial, ground-breaking works of art which had some additional similarities such as abandonment of conventional artistic standards, the inspiration of “primitivism,” and the expression of strong feelings and emotions. Write an essay comparing these two works in regard to these and other similarities.

Moving From the High Renaissance to Late Renaissance - Illustrating the Shift With the Two Paintings The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci and Jacopo Tintoretto

Moving From the High Renaissance to Late Renaissance - Illustrating the Shift With the Two Paintings The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci and Jacopo Tintoretto

As we move from the High Renaissance to Late Renaissance, we notice a conspicuous shift away from harmony and balance as guiding principles toward a more emotional approach to the same subjects. Compare and contrast Leonardo's The Last Supper with Tintoretto's The Last Supper. How do these two paintings illustrate this shift?

Different Table Manners in China and the West

Different Table Manners in China and the West

Food is so fundamental to our life so that all the other aspects of our living are influenced by and built on it. Healthy daily meals ensures physical fitness for us to work and play. The diet has become part of the culture. As culture various from country to country, so do table manners. It is helpful for us to learn table manners in different countries, because there are more and more international exchanges in the globalized world and banquet is an important part in such communication.

Should Polygamy be Legal in Canada - Outline and Essay

Should Polygamy be Legal in Canada - Outline and Essay

Outline
Thesis: From a social perspective, I disagree with the idea that Polygamy should be legal in Canada because it destroys society order.
I. Some people hold the idea that polygamy should be legal because it is their religious freedom and people should respect it.
A. People have freedom and personal rights to choose their marriage.
B. People’s religion belief should be respected in different countries.
a. In Muslims, Qur’an gives human rights to have wives.
b. Polygamous is similar to same-sex marriage.

II. However, people who against polygamy claim that polygamy is not suitable for Canadian society because it will harm Christian values and make marriage law in disorder.
A. Religions should not be an excuse to support polygamy because different religions have different value.
B. Bigamy will be difficult to be judged.

III. Polygamous marriage will increase social burden because it increases social cost and causes psychological disease.
A. Polygamy creates social problems such as children rear and family relationship.
B. Polygamy may cause mental disease.

Comparison Between Offshore Structural Engineering Design and Building Design

Comparison Between Offshore Structural Engineering Design and Building Design

Introduction to offshore structural engineering design
Platform diagram

Essay on Belonging Using William Shakespeare's Play As You Like It and the Television Series Seachange as Examples

The behaviour in which one individual interacts with others and the world around them can enhance or restrain their experience of belonging. A sense of belonging is reliant on relationships and close links with places, particular environments and landscapes. Relationships are initially built upon mutual interests and acceptance and this is closely linked with one’s innate desire to be able to affiliate with a group or another individual. Belonging is a part of everyday life and can enrich our identity and can lead to acceptance and understanding. In Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ and the first three episodes of the TV series ‘Seachange’ the protagonists experience a wide range of belonging and not belonging not only to person but also to place. This is observed throughout the wide use of juxtaposition of settings, country life versus city life, dramatic irony, and satire to express the characters feelings and to involve the responder.

Paper on the Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

Paper on the Documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

“Fahrenheit 9/11”, a documentary by Michael Moore, was an attempt to give people a graphic and horrifying look at the war on terror. It was mainly a thinly disguised anti-Bush campaign and an aid in the growing push to expel the President and his administration. Although Moore has remained neutral with his views, much of the footage in the documentary was more liberal at making people sympathize with those greatly affected by the war. Its title is a play on Ray Bradbury’s acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 which is about a future totalitarian state where reading, and thus independent thinking, has been outlawed. “Fahrenheit 451” takes its title from the temperature at which books burn. Moore has called "Fahrenheit 9/11” the "temperature at which freedom burns."

Crisis Outline – Security Council

Crisis Outline – Security Council

Analysis

Life of William Shakespeare Paper

Life of William Shakespeare Paper

Ever since the death of Shakespeare, his life was only well known about his plays and poems. He had written many famous Plays such as: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and etc and his famous poems were the Sonnets. Many decades have passed since his death and his plays and poems are still famous and read out loud in schools. Sadly, only a few people knew about Shakespeare's life and how he became a Bard.

Issues With Binge Drinking in Colleges

Issues With Binge Drinking in Colleges

Nowadays, binge drinking is widespread in colleges. According to the National Survey of Students at 140 Campuses carried out in 1993, about 44% of L college students were binge drinkers, including 19% frequent binge drinkers (who binged three or more times in the past two weeks) and 25% of L infrequent drinkers (who binged one or two times in the past two weeks). It goes without saying that binge drinking is now bringing problems to the daily life in colleges. The most evident one is that binge drinking may lead to serious consequences in the drinkers’ health. Moreover, binge drinking can negatively affect the drinkers’ academic lives in college. Last, binge drinking can pose dangers for the non-binge drinkers on campus as well. Thus, as binge drinking influences college students’ lives in negative ways, in my opinion it is better to forbid binge drinking.

A Look at David Cronenberg’s First Major Film Shivers: Was this Prelude of What was to Come

A Look at David Cronenberg’s First Major Film Shivers: Was this a Prelude of What was to Come

Shivers was David Cronenberg’s first major film and his lack of experience at that time really shows. The movie plays out in typical horror movie fashion. It is set in an apartment building on a tiny island where, unbeknownst to the rest of the residents, a mad doctor is conducting horrific scientific experiments. As it always goes in these kinds of films, the mad doctor creates a sort of mutant virus that turns people into mindless zombies that end up causing a lot of trouble for everyone around them. It would be very easy to simply dismiss this film as just another scary movie, something for teenagers to take their dates to go see. One might look at this film and focus only on the terrible acting or the shoddy sound design but hiding underneath this amateurish exterior lies a truly brilliant gem, one that hints at a young Cronenberg’s bright future as a master filmmaker.

The Role of Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors in Armed Conflict

The Role of Mercenaries and Private Military Contractors in Armed Conflict

Introduction
..if one holds his state on the basis of mercenary arms, he will never be firm or secure; because they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, unfaithful; gallant among friends, vile among enemies; no fear of God, no faith with men; and one defers ruin insofar as one defers the attack; and in peace you are despoiled by them, in war by the enemy”

When Machiavelli wrote his masterpiece, The Prince in 1513, his attitude towards hired soldiers, or mercenaries, was not very positive as the quote above illustrates. Throughout history, such 'soldiers of fortune' that are fighting for personal gain have been frowned upon. One of the reasons is the monopoly of force that the state is supposed to possess: “the modern state arose because it successfully upheld a claim to the monopoly of legitimate use of physical force in the enforcement of its order”.

The Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the African Great Lakes Region

The Recruitment of Child Soldiers in the African Great Lakes Region

“Child soldiers are ideal because they don’t
complain, they don’t expect to be paid, and if
you tell them to kill, they kill.”

-Senior officer in the Chadian National Army

Introduction
In a world that praises itself for the progressive development of International Humanitarian Law (the laws of armed conflict) and Human Rights Law, the ongoing participation of children in armed conflict is a flagrant violation of these rights and a scar on the conscience of human kind. The Great Lakes Region in Central Africa has been and still is the scenery for many of the world’s deadliest conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first century. In the armed conflicts in Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, child soldiers have been, and in some instances still are, recruited by the different armed factions. Therefore, it is up to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to come up with solutions to solve the ongoing violations of human rights.

Discussing Hypocrisy in Today's Time

What do we understand nowadays by hypocrisy? Children are taught that hypocrisy is pretending to have some virtues which you do not really have. But, for children, the formal definition is not the most important thing of hypocrisy. The most important point for them, which we will discuss later, is that they are also taught that hypocrisy is something bad. Children understand by “bad” something which is not good for other people, everything that you would not like others to do it to you, being the opposite what we define as “virtue”.

I do not think hypocrisy is something bad. However, how necessary is hypocrisy in our lives? Is hypocrisy the world’s most necessary virtue? Undoubtedly, I think. Every single message we transmit to other people inevitably seeks only our own benefit, direct or indirectly. Therefore, we have an Epicurean hedonist conception of human morality, looking for the maximum pleasure and avoiding pain; but, of course, there are some aspects of human behaviour that may not seem to be at least entirely hypocrite, hypocritical; but in the end, those aspects are may be the most hypocrite of all.

Art through the Ages - Discussing the Emotion of Love in the Painting The First Kiss by Adolphe-William Bouguereau, the Song Love by Musique Soulchild and the Poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Art through the Ages - Discussing the Emotion of Love in the Painting The First Kiss by Adolphe-William Bouguereau, the Song Love by Musique Soulchild and the Poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Introduction
Love is an emotion that most all people feel in their lifetime. Love is a strong but is also a fragile emotion. Love is also a very natural emotion, as shown in the painting, poem, and song that will be discussed. Most people cannot help but to love. Whether the love is shared between two people; man and wife, mother and child, or sister and brother there are still a natural bond that people share. In this passage, love and emotions will be shared by comparing the similarities and differences between three very different but similar emotions of love: a painting, a song, and a poem. This paper will also show how the term love has evolved through the years and what it stand for today.

The theme love is expressed in the painting “The First Kiss" by Adolphe-William Bouguereau because you immediately notice two winged cherubs, and everyone associates cherubs with Cupid, the god of love in Roman mythology.

Discussing a Possible Rebirth of Architecture Focusing on the Essential Values of Humankind as Reflected in Veracular Architecture

Discussing a Possible Rebirth of Architecture Focusing on the Essential Values of Humankind as Reflected in Veracular Architecture

My fascination for the vernacular starts with the serenity of this architecture and the focus on a single human being building its own needed space to live for the rest of his days while not attempting to ‘conquer nature’ but become one with it. The constant negotiation and dialogue between the peasant and surroundings determined the shapes and traditions transmitted through hundreds of generations that still seem eternally valid nowadays. As a vast inspiration source from the intuitive adaptation to the environment to the fine balance between functionality and aesthetics the vernacular contains a certain quality which contemporary architecture lacks more and more. For this reason I consider extremely important the deep study of the origins as an open and comprehensive concept rather than just historical facts.

American Counseling Assocation & American Assocation of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics Comparison

American Counseling Assocation & American Assocation of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics Comparison

Abstract
The following content is a reflective display of the code of ethics for the American Counseling Association(ACA), and the American Association of Christian Counselors(AACC). It contains the purpose, sources, and both similarities and differences of both organizations. The missions are supportive of appropriate client care and personal integrity, however, the fundamentals vary in some capacities. These concepts will be explored.

Introduction
The mission of the American Counseling Association is:
To enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity (ACA, 2005, p. 1).

Coffee and Tea Comparison Essay

Coffee and Tea Comparison Essay

Every living thing requires hydration to keep them in good health. Hydration is not just based around water, but other drinks, as well; the two most notable being coffee and tea. Throughout the course of history, there have been many drinks important to society; however, tea and coffee brought about the most important social and economical changes in the world.

Lack of Education in the Homeless

Lack of Education in the Homeless

Audience Analysis
The audience that I am targeting in this paper is everyone who is concerned about the homeless problem that we have here in the United States. The problem is only getting worse and if I can bring it to the attention of one person, then I feel good about this paper. I want people to understand that the homeless are not just alcoholics and druggies that don’t care about their children; some people have had to leave abusive relationships, didn’t have anywhere to go, and had no money and no family to help them out. This is how some people become homeless it is not always their fault. In most cases people could have made different choices, but it still doesn’t hide the fact that we do have a problem that needs to be solved.

Lack of Education in the Homeless

A Means of Transportation in Vietnam

A Means of Transportation in Vietnam

Recently, Vietnam has been chosen as one of the countries with the highest number of motorbikes, especially in big cities. Every second of the day, we can easily see hundreds of people of different ages riding a motorbike passing by. Hence, what are the reasons Vietnamese people use them so popularly? The answer lies under the amazing advantages of this type of transportation. Indeed, it is believed to have good adaptation to the any traffic and the diversity of types; however, it also causes bad effects to our life.

The Victorian Dual Nature of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Victorian Dual Nature of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin - Two Feminist Artists that Confronted and Were Sucessful in Contesting Stereotypical Images of Women

Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin - Two Feminist Artists that Confronted and Were Sucessful in Contesting Stereotypical Images of Women

Everyone has a personal and different definition of feminism, whether it is positive or negative. There is not a definition of feminism universally accepted, but all the main types of feminism have the same aim: to free women from socially imposed identities and behaviours. One obvious way of doing so is to represent women in a different light than the usual stereotypes, which is most successfully done in art: challenging and playing with our perceptions, it is often art that enables the questioning of social norms.

Exploring the Constitution of California and Proposition 2

Exploring the Constitution of California and Proposition 2

In 1849, the constitution of California was drafted. Virtually all constitutions confer various powers and liberties; the California constitution is no different. Although the framers of this constitution established the basic rules of law, the option of a referendum allowed citizens the chance to propose new state laws through a lengthy initiative process. This process of referendum highlights the main aspects of democracy and is a testament to the responsive nature of California government.

Out of the hundreds of proposed ballot propositions in California, 2008‘s Proposition 2 (known as the Standards for Confining Farm Animals), gained the attention of a large portion of California voters. Extremely dedicated and informed activists created a powerful and diligent campaign. Their message was met with much support and thousands of votes as a result of such effective campaigning.

The Adjustments Students Need to Make When Starting a University

The Adjustments Students Need to Make When Starting a University

Students need to make a number of adjustments when starting university. Critically discuss some of these adjustments, in terms of skills brought with them, and new skills that must be developed.

Over the years, the idea of going to university and just learning, and that it was just a few more years of education, has been slowly phased out. Today’s idea of further study at university brings with it a whole different outlook, to that of a decade ago. I wish to discuss the changes and adjustments that students have made while attending university in today’s age.

Thesis - Increasing Industry in the World Would Have Many Effects on the Environment

Thesis - Increasing Industry in the World Would Have Many Effects on the Environment

1. Having an increase in industry would increase the amount of environmental problems in the world.
A. Deep water horizon oil or the BP oil spill that happened in 2010.
-Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed unabated for three months in 2010, and continues to leak fresh oil. It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry
-The spill caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and to the Gulf's fishing and tourism industries
-Was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform about 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi River delta on April 20, 2010
-On July 15, 2010, the leak was stopped by capping the gushing wellhead, after it had released about 4.9 million barrels (780,000 m3) of crude oil. An estimated 53,000 barrels per day (8,400 m3/d) escaped from the well just before it was capped.

B. Controversy of Chevron Corporation

Several Transportation Policies of Seoul and Beijing

Several Transportation Policies of Seoul and Beijing

With the rapid growth of economic development, transportation plays an important role in modern society. It can be considered as a carrier for the circulating operation of social economy and also an image of a country. So every government input a great amount of resource to develop their transportation. They build up many facilities to promote urban development and help people’s travel.

Agentive Metaphors, The Selfish Gene and Puritanism about Teleological Concepts

Agentive Metaphors, The Selfish Gene and Puritanism about Teleological Concepts

Introduction:
Speaking metaphorically is a janus-faced speech act. Its use recommends itself because a good or apt metaphor can be, in one familiar sense, a source of unexpected insight and it is, as Thomas Hobbes pointed out, a lust of the mind to come to understanding-seeking knowledge, a lust he famously compared with ‘the short vehemence of carnal pleasure’ (see Gopnik 1998 for an exploration of the distinctive phenomenology of explanation). Their use is therefore also hard to resist. But in another sense, their use is essentially contestable because potentially misleading when an unintended reader or audience, or even the intended reader or author herself, does not always appreciate the cognitive consequences of speaking metaphorically. The case is worsened when literal and metaphorical use of words and concepts are mixed up in one complex explanatory narrative. A perspective or way of seeing things that offers insight may thus unintentionally result in a massive, persistent and glaring ‘un-insight’. The lust of the mind to come to understand things and to explain has a cognitive price.

Evaluating the Relative Impact of Migration on the UK Labour Market

Evaluating the Relative Impact of Migration on the UK Labour Market

Choosing a Career: Dental Assisting

Choosing a Career: Dental Assisting

My dream career is being a dental assistant. Dental assistants work with the public, which means that they are always helping people. Without dental assistants then people would have rotting and decaying teeth. The dental assistant has many tasks that they have to do in one day. Some of the tasks that they have to do are hard and some of the tasks are easy. But it all depends on what kind of assistant they are. There are three types of assistant’s secretary, rotating, and clinical all of these assistants do different things.

College Survey - Is Taiwanese Bubble Tea Popular Among Students

Procedure
We designed a research questionnaire of Taiwanese bubble teas for undergraduates in CUHK. Then we distributed our questionnaire to CUHK students through internet (Facebook) and paper form between 11th and 19th November 2011. During that time, 120 respondents answered questions about their preference about Taiwanese bubble teas. And the purpose of this questionnaire is to check the demand and popularity of Taiwanese bubble teas in CUHK campus.

Findings
1. About 95% of respondents think that there are very few snack shops in campus.
2. 90% of people drunk Taiwanese bubble teas before and over 80% of them think that it is very delicious.
3. Among them, 80% want to have a shop in CUHK that sell Taiwanese bubble teas to students.
4. Over 70% of students dislike the food and drinks produced by CUHK Canteens.
5. From the questionnaire, the results of rating for Taiwanese bubble teas are pearl milk tea (92%), pearl green tea (84%), pearl black tea (76%), pearl chocolate milk (72%), mango green tea (38%), lychee green tea (62%), strawberry green tea (68%).

McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken have Become More Profitable Establishments After Menu Changes in 2006

McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken have Become More Profitable Establishments After Menu Changes in 2006

McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken have been two of the main contributors to a large amount of the obesity issues in the United States after they opened their doors, until 2006 when they started to make changes to their menu and how they prepared their meals to make the food healthier. By serving meals that’s more nutritious, McDonald’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken has made themselves a more profitable establishment.

To What Extent Have China's Recent Policies with Taiwan Promoted Better Cross-Strait Relations?

To What Extent Have China's Recent Policies with Taiwan Promoted Better Cross-Strait Relations?

Introduction
Relations across the Taiwan Straits have been unprecedentedly peaceful since KMT returned to power in 2008. The consistent stance of anti-independence of both the KMT and the CCP has allowed more avenues of dialogues and openness across the straits. Therefore, China is now extending more friendliness towards this renegade state to prevent Taiwan from separating from the mainland. China’s recent soft policies towards Taiwan have been successful in promoting peaceful cross-strait relations as there are now more communication and interaction between them on the social, cultural and economic levels. However, the extent of success can be improved in the long term with more interaction and more freedom from China on the political scale, which is primarily the fundamental core of the problems.

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Mysticism in Chan Buddhism – Kant, Synthetic Logic and William James

Mysticism in Chan Buddhism – Kant, Synthetic Logic and William James

Abstract
This paper is about Chan Buddhism and mysticism. I would like to study a koan called “Juzhi Raises a Finger” in order to understand the mysticism in Chan Buddhism. Firstly, I would talk about Kant’s concept – Thing in itself and Chan Buddhism, then discuss the similarity of their understanding on “reality”. Secondly, I would talk about synthetic logic and mysticism in Chan Buddhism. At the end of this paper, I would discuss William James theory on this koan.

First of all, I would like to introduce Chan Buddhism briefly so that we can have a basic understanding on it. Chan Buddhism is one of the schools in Buddhism. It began in China. In Chinese word, we call it ‘Chan’. In Japanese word is ‘Zen’. It is important for us to know what the difference between traditional Buddhism and Chan Buddhism is. Bodhidharma was the founder of Chan Buddhism and brought Buddhism from India to China in the early 5th century. We can see what the Bodhidharma said to comprehend the characteristics of Chan Buddhism.

Representations in Media: Male College Athletes

Representations in Media: Male College Athletes

In today’s world, many different demographic groups exist, and all of these different groups are represented differently in the media. Sports play a huge role in society and the lives of many people. A very large demographic group that is associated with sports is male college athletes. In general, the male college athlete is represented in media as a loud, dumb, and obnoxious jock who gets into trouble and does nothing but drink, party, and lift weights all day and every day. “It has created jocks, often regarded as egotistical, unintelligent male athletes who typically are womanizers” (Musakawa). This is a very common stereotype in today’s society and is used constantly in the media. For the most part, this representation of this group is negative and misleading to the public and has hurt the image of the male college athlete.

Youth Migration in Taiwanese (TV) Dramas: Agency and Resistance

Youth Migration in Taiwanese (TV) Dramas: Agency and Resistance

Organizing Principles /Theory:
Wimal Dissansyake (1996), in his introduction to Narratives of Agency, says, “[t]he word ‘agency’ … does not admit of simple and clear definitions” (ix). Dissanayake proposes a focus on “the historical and cultural conditions that facilitate the discursive production of agency, and … framing the question of agency … [so as] to understand the contours of the cultures that we study” (ibid). He quotes Paul Smith (1988) in loosely defining an agent as “the locus from which reconfirmations or resistances to the ideological are produced…” (x)

Sherry B. Ortner (2006) explains two sides of agency: “’agency’ is about intentionality and the pursuit of (culturally defined) projects. … [A]gency is [also] about power, about acting within relations of social inequality, asymmetry, and force” (139). I intend to use Giddens’ structuration theory to help explain the relationship between structure and agency (see Bryant, Cohen, Giddens).

Paper on Domestic Violence Presentation

Paper on Domestic Violence Presentation

The general point of the event was to educate the youth on the dangers of domestic violence. To make us aware of the red flags that is out there for couples. Most of all the general point of view for this presentation was to make sure that the people that are on lookers of a violent relationship to understand that if someone horrible happens it was never your fault, you cannot save someone who does not want to be saved. You cannot be the hero.

I would rate the speaker in terms of presentation very highly. The speaker used examples from the book that she read, and also gave her own personal side notes in her presentation. The speaker was able to bond with the audience, and have an emotional movement. The speaker spoke loud, and clear. Also the speaker answered all questions at the end of the presentation to the best of her abilities.

Essay on the Movie Being John Malkovich

Essay on the Movie Being John Malkovich

Last week I watch a movie called "Being John Malkovich". In this movie, Craig is a puppeteer, but he is also unemployed. Thus, he finds a job in the Mertin Flemmer Building in New York City. One day, when he is finding a file in the room, he finds a door. After entering the door, Craig find that he becomes John Malkovich who is one of the most famous actor in America. Craig can observe what John see for fifteen minutes. Then he is dropped near a road. Craig feels very excited and he tells his workmate who is called Maxine. They decide to let others to became John by giving them 200 dollars. After watching "Being John Malkocich", I have four reactions: strange, confused, afraid and angry.

Despite the Increased Awareness of the Effects of Drunk Driving it Continues to be a Serious Issue

Despite the Increased Awareness of the Effects of Drunk Driving it Continues to be a Serious Issue

Each year numerous lives are lost due to carless, reckless drunk driving, but drunk driving accidents do not always end up fatal, some people survive severe accidents but are now changed people, beautiful people burned, the athletic paralyzed and people just struggling to speak. These are the reasons drunk driving is illegal.

Essay on How Artists/Writers Treat Perception: Using Edward Hopper's Painting 'Compartment C, Car 293',' Rooms by the Sea', and 'Automat' as Examples and Using Frank O'Hara's 'A Sleep Away From Them' and 'The Day Lady Died' as Examples

Essay on How Artists/Writers Treat Perception: Using Edward Hopper's Painting 'Compartment C, Car 293',' Rooms by the Sea', and 'Automat' as Examples and Using Frank O'Hara's 'A Sleep Away From Them' and 'The Day Lady Died' as Examples

This essay will discuss how artists/writers treat perception. The essay will examine in detail a combination of paintings and poems from two artists/writers; they are Edward Hopper and Frank O’Hara. Hopper’s paintings that are to be explored are ‘Compartment C, Car 293’, ‘Rooms By The Sea’ and ‘Automat 1927’. The poems scrutinized from O’Hara are ‘A Sleep Away From Them’ and ‘The Day Lady Died’. Perception is defined by Oxford Dictionary as “the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted” (www.oxforddictionaries.com ). Perception will be discussed from the viewpoint of the reader and observer of the poems and paintings. Each artist/writer will be considered individually with a small comparison and contrast paragraph at the end.

Commitment and its Role in Sports

Commitment and its Role in Sports

For most people, sports are a way to let loose and have fun. Although sports are usually for enjoyment, many athletes work very hard to become great at their sport. This begins by making multiple commitments in order to play and succeed in the sport. Athletes commit many aspects of their life to sports by making time sacrifices, educational sacrifices, and personal sacrifices. Without the commitments of athletes to their sport, those sports wouldn’t be what they are today. Therefore, commitment and sacrifice are necessary for an athlete to be successful.

Art History Paper on Lion Hunt by Eugene Delacroix

Art History Paper on Lion Hunt by Eugene Delacroix

This paper examines the painting "Lion Hunt" by Eugene Delacroix, 1861, and discusses its relation with painter's view about nature, while relating this view to the social and historical background of that time period to see its origin and impact.

Arguments For and Against the Legalization of Prostitution

Arguments For and Against the Legalization of Prostitution

The Lost Girls
For the casual member of society, prostitutes are a disgrace, worthless and undeserving of any kind of respect or recognition. They are spoken of in whispers with audible disdain, the vermin of humanity. Albeit inaccurately, prostitution has been referred to as “the oldest profession” due to its references in the bible. Most citizens of major cities could readily list at least one location in their town known as a harbor for such professionals. However, the laws regarding prostitution are driven by self-righteousness and personal belief as opposed to the welfare of society. Regardless of the common societal perspective, for the lonely soul in search of companionship and/or emotional release of some sort, prostitutes are viewed as saviors. They are the friends to the friendless, the refuge in moments of despair. Prostitution should be made legal in recognition of constitutional rights, to improve marital status, to help control the spread of AIDS and other diseases, to minimize or prevent the objectification of women, and to protect the American citizens.

Part-time Freedom

Broken Detection of the Traffic Sign by using the Location Histogram Matching

Broken Detection of the Traffic Sign by using the Location Histogram Matching

Abstract— the paper presents an approach for recognizing the broken area of the traffic signs. The method is based on the Recognition System for Traffic Signs (RSTS). This paper describes an approach to using the location histogram matching for the broken traffic signs recognition, after the general process of the image detection and image categorization. The recognition proceeds by using the SIFT features to adjust the acquired image to a standard position, followed by the histogram bin will be compared the image with reference image, and finally output the location and percents of the broken area.
Keywords - Road image recognition; Traffic sign; Histogram matching; SIFT features; Broken detection.

I. INTRODUCTION

Paper on the Experience of Migrant Domestic Workers

Paper on the Experience of Migrant Domestic Workers

Introduction
The migration is a very old phenomenon. In the last years there is a new tendency: female migration. The number of women who have decided to migrate has increased. The lack of job opportunities, poverty, war and conflict push women to migrate. In the areas of destination, industrialization, a lack of local labour for domestic work, the increase of the number of married women who work increases the demand for domestic workers. It is widespread the idea that care-giving is a woman’s responsibility.

For the women who live in rich nations, the entry in labour market represents a form of emancipation. For the women who live in poor nations the domestic work is a form of better recognition in their societies. So, the emancipation of migrant workers is linked to a experience of exploitation.
My paper focuses on a specific aspect of female migration: migrant domestic workers.

Body
Domestic work: experience of exploitation and abuse

Pan’s Labyrinth Movie Essay - Allegory, Fable and Realism Fused by Director Guillermo Del Toro

Pan’s Labyrinth Movie Essay - Allegory, Fable and Realism Fused by Director Guillermo Del Toro

How does director Guillermo Del Toro fuse allegory, fable and realism to tell a story about the triumph of good over evil in post Civil War Spain? Discuss with reference to cinematic techniques, as well as content.

Six Steps to Global Domination for the Dimwitted, Downright Dumb and Totally Unintelligent

Six Steps to Global Domination for the Dimwitted, Downright Dumb and Totally Unintelligent

"What are we going to do tonight Brain? The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world!” (Das Mouse). This is the attitude one needs to be a conqueror. It is certainly the attitude the planet needs at this time. For it is a well known fact that sheep need a shepherd. The teeming masses of this world have done nothing but get themselves into trouble, not that dissimilar to a small puppy left to it’s own devices. Someone needs to take the reins of the planet; to remove the exhausting tasks of choice and autonomy from the common man. Personal freedom is but a self styled prison that bogs one down with a dizzying array of options that really aren’t necessary. A person may be smart, but people are dumb, stupid crazed animals. So the question is who will step up for the good of the people and rule? This is a daunting task that most consider an impossibility. Fear not, for there is a silver light shining through the dark cloud. By following the undemanding steps presented here, even a simpleton could claim the world as theirs.

Engaging Civil Society & Sustainability for the Future - Now is the Time to Ask the Big Questions about Japan’s Future Path

Engaging Civil Society & Sustainability for the Future - Now is the Time to Ask the Big Questions about Japan’s Future Path

Darwinism Defined the Difference Between Fact and Theory Essay

Darwinism Defined the Difference Between Fact and Theory Essay

Charles Darwin, who was, perhaps, the most incisive thinker amongthe great minds of history, clearly divided his life's work into two claims of different character: establishing the fact of evolution, and proposing a theory (natural selection) for the mechanism of evolutionary change. He also expressed, and with equal clarity, his judgment about their different status: confidence in the facts of transmutation and genealogical connection among all organisms, and appropriate caution about his unproved theory of natural selection. He stated in the Descent of Man: ''I had two distinct objects in view; firstly, to show that species had not been separately created, and secondly, that natural selection had been the chief agent of change . . . If I have erred in . . . having exaggerated its [natural selection's] power . . . I have at least, as I hope, done good service in aiding to overthrow the dogma of separate creations.''

The Business of Pleasure - An Objective View of the Positive Factors of Prostitution

The Business of Pleasure - An Objective View of the Positive Factors of Prostitution

Albeit inaccurately, prostitution has been referred to as “the oldest profession” due to its references in the bible. Despite the fact that prostitution is generally a criminal activity, most citizens of major cities could readily list at least one location in their town known as a harbor for such professionals. However, the laws regarding prostitution are driven by self-righteousness and personal belief as opposed to human rights and the welfare of society. Once the personal perspective is removed and an objective view is taken, the many positive factors of prostitution and various supporting elements can be identified. Prostitution should be made legal in recognition of constitutional rights, to improve marital status, to help control the spread of AIDS and other diseases, to minimize or prevent the objectification of women, and to protect the American citizens.

Part-time Freedom

Defeating Terrorism Essay

Defeating Terrorism Essay

Abstract
I want to open this paper with a quote from one of the men I look up to the most as someone for just pure motivation in his words. A famous man once said “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both” this quote said by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The American people and the government in my opinion is losing a little bit in my opinion in what we stand for just a little and the right things to help countries that face terrorism with no chance to stand on its own two feet.

How the Lyrics from the Song Iris Reflects the Theme of Falling in Love in Act I Scene V of Romeo and Juliet

How the Lyrics from the Song Iris Reflects the Theme of Falling in Love in Act I Scene V of Romeo and Juliet

In Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet, the handsome Romeo sets his sights on the beautiful, flawless Juliet, and soon falls in love with her. The lyrics from the song “Iris,” reflect the theme of falling in love.
“And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now.”
These lines tie into the text from that scene when Romeo says,
“And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (Shakespeare 692)
In all, these lines from the song and text relate in the fact that they both deal with falling in love and believe that no one else can ever fulfill that position in your life.

Being the light of someone’s life is something that Romeo and Juliet portrayed very well in the play. When Romeo is in the Capulet’s garden looking up at Juliet he whispers,
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

Essay on The Peach Blossom Spring by Tao Yuanming - An Illusory Utopia

Essay on The Peach Blossom Spring by Tao Yuanming - An Illusory Utopia

The Peach Blossom Spring describes the ideal society of the author, Tao Yuanming, which is peaceful, equilibrium and far away from the real society. It reflects the view point of some people at that time. However, this society in The Peach Blossom Spring is unfounded and fabricated illusion that stands for the passive life attitude. It will negatively affect people and the society. From the background, the author, the real positive society and the current trend of the times, the society in “The Peach Blossom Spring” will be eliminated.

Essay on How the International Society has Changed Over the Years

Essay on How the International Society has Changed Over the Years

As we know, the society, people, culture and in general the world has changed according to the need of development that people have seen. Through the centuries we can see many examples of this process of transformation in the world, but for me the creation of the European Union is fundamental, because it shows that the development of new ways of government, economy and politic takes a process and, more important, has influence or repercussion in other societies. It is clear that its creation and implementation was not a process that started only in 1993 with the establishment of this organization, but since the end of the Cold War, and it was a long process. What’s about the development and implications in the world nowadays?

The Daily Fight by Law Enforcement VS Racial Profiling - From a Law Enforcement Officers Point of View

The Daily Fight by Law Enforcement VS Racial Profiling - From a Law Enforcement Officers Point of View

During the course of this century, one of the most controversial topics of most if not all law enforcement agencies, has being the item of racial profiling. This item has being discussed in all kind of arenas, but according with most people, to include the press the one that bring the most unfair gladiators, its law enforcement specially the police.

The Raven and the First Men by Bill Reid - A Critical Research Essay

The Raven and the First Men by Bill Reid - A Critical Research Essay

Bill Reid was a Canadian man of Haida native decent. A tribe from the pacific north-west British Columbia. Reid is a world-renown artist, whose art is inspired by his cultural tradition in masterful wood carvings as a form of story telling. At 35 he visited Haida Gwaii, (Islands of the people/Queen Charlotte Islands) where he became particularly impassioned to create art after seeing a pair bracelets carved by the well-known native artist Charles Edenshaw, also of Haida decent, who also happens to be Reids Great uncle. Reid tapped into the ancient traditions and masterful carving techniques that epitomized native art and its dreamlike beauty. Reid is responsible for the insurgence of many native artists, and the ressurection of their culture into the art world.

Methods of Interrogation at a US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay Cuba Deemed as Torture

Torture is defined as anguish of the body or mind, and is looked down upon in many cultures – so why do the people of the United States allow it to happen at a U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? The methods of interrogation used at this detention camp are inhumane and the people administering and practicing them should cease these tactics and seek a new way of attaining information from detainees.

Mexican Music and Cuisine - Music and Different Cuisines of Mexican Culture: How They Change When They Come to America

Mexican Music and Cuisine - Music and Different Cuisines of Mexican Culture: How They Change When They Come to America

Mexican culture has had a great impact on the United States since the early 1900s and continues to affect the lives of many Americans today. The Mexican culture and peoples not only provide wonderful cuisine and lively music, they also provide America with their dedication to working hard and their motivation to “harvest crops in the valleys of the Southwest as well as in other parts of the country, thereby making these valleys among the richest in the world” (Impact). Not only has the style of Mexican food impacted the United States, but the music of Mexico as well. I will discuss the different types of popular music of Mexico and the different cuisines of Mexican culture and how they change when they come to America.

Laziness - A Paper on Sloth

Laziness - A Paper on Sloth

Sloth is commonly looked upon as being lazy, unmotivated, and joylessness. Many consider sloth to be the least deadly sin because of the small impact they think it has on society. However, sloth has become more prominent and has contributed a large portion of problems around the world. It affects families, businesses, and society as a whole.

Families struggle with sloth when one member has to support the entire family, or when a family member does not contribute. Families are not the only ones affected by sloth, Businesses deal with sloth daily from loss of production and employees who refuse to do their job. By working and having an income, you are contributing to society. Those who are not working are living off of the money that working citizens are paying in taxes.

Waste of Electric and Eletronic Equipment (WEEE) Disposal

Waste of Electric and Eletronic Equipment (WEEE) Disposal

Argument Driven Analysis of the Article American Space, Chinese Place

Argument Driven Analysis of the Article American Space, Chinese Place

Tuan talks about Chinese people’s rootedness as a comparison to American people’s pursuit of freedom in his article "American Space, Chinese place". As a Chinese student who studies abroad in America, I am really interested in what Tuan talks about. People here in America love to decorate their gardens outside their houses while Chinese do not pay that much attention to things like this because what they value is the environment inside their homes. I cannot help asking myself what causes this interesting phenomenon. While Tuan points out that it is the different cultures that shape the discrepancy between American and Chinese concept of "home". I agree with him on this part, however, I must contend that as of recent Chinese have in fact travelled and experienced life in other places, they learn to explore the world without disobeying their traditions and values.

Risk in Chinese Word Being Viewed as a Combination of Two Characters: Danger and Opportunity

Risk in Chinese word can be viewed as a combination of two characters: danger and opportunity, representing the coupling of risk and reward lies at the core of the risk definition. In other words, risk brings uncertainty of challenge with real possibility of rewards or loss.

I come from a family that successfully demonstrated risk can bring rewards. My grandfather, like thousands of other intellectuals, was forbidden to study during Cultural Revolution but he took risks by insisting studying at every night, although farm work already exhausted him in day time. He later became the chief economist in Bank of China and led negotiation on some of China’s greatest foreign investment projects because of his strong English and rich knowledge in finance. My mother quitted her stable job in state-owned enterprise to start her desktop sales business when few Chinese even knew what computer is. She later was recognized as a national top seller and her clients covered half of mainland China.

That was their generation. And now I keep the legacy in my life, which is quite different from my family’s but brings more challenges.

America Stop Fueling the Big Brand Industries From: Human Exploitation and Economic Corruption

America Stop Fueling the Big Brand Industries From: Human Exploitation and Economic Corruption

Growth: An Essay on Past Humanity, Present Environment, Present Minority and Future Tourism of Guizhou

Growth: An Essay on Past Humanity, Present Environment, Present Minority and Future Tourism of Guizhou

Guizhou, our dearest hometown can be described as a teenage girl, which is under the process of growing. This essay discusses four main aspects which made Guizhou as it is, in three stages, past, present and future.

Past
Humanity

Critique Essay of "The Simplest Way to Reduce Stress" Article

Critique Essay of "The Simplest Way to Reduce Stress" Article

In the article "The Simplest Way to Reduce Stress",which was published in Schlepping Through Heartbreak(September 14,2011), Vikki Stark talks about the problem that why people currently always feel stressed and how to reduce stress.When author was a little girl, she could do everything she wanted without parents in sight.As a result, she argues that children now, who are always arranged to play dates and an endless schedule of team sports and lessons, are really over scheduled and stressful.On the other hand, Stark considers that to slow down is a great way to reduce stress.Her argument is not realistic and suitable for the time speed now. In the period of time now, the society is getting much more highly competitive as a rule to survive.In some way, the stress is not always bad and stress can help people to keep moving and pay more attention to task and life.Therefore, Her explanation about the stress is idealistic and not accurate any more.

Statistical Process Control Paper

Statistical Process Control Paper

Creative, Logical and Persuasive - Styles of Thinking and Decision Making

Creative, Logical and Persuasive - Styles of Thinking and Decision Making

Those who think critically do not always have the same thinking style. Each person likely has his or her own personal style of thinking. The different styles include: creative thinking, logical thinking, persuasive thinking, and even scientific thinking. Each of these styles has its own characteristics and each is beneficial in its own way. The following paper will examine the creative, logical, and persuasive thinking styles, and how they are used to make daily decisions in life as well as the more important decisions in the workplace.

Dystopian Comparisons in Modern Life in the Films The Handmaids Tale, The Kingdom, Babel and Lions for Lambs

Dystopian Comparisons in Modern Life in the Films The Handmaids Tale, The Kingdom, Babel and Lions for Lambs

Introduction:

Difference Between Gel and Acrylic Nails - Compare and Contrast Paper

Difference Between Gel and Acrylic Nails - Compare and Contrast Paper

How many people do you know of that would love to have their nails long but have the habit of always biting them? A perfect solution for that would be to get their nails done by a professional. That way instead of biting them, they’ll simply stare at the beautifulness done to their nails. Yes there are so many simple ways to spice up your nails by simply either buying products to do them yourself like for example adding rhine stones or flower stickers. Or adding the newest nail polish like the mosaic effects that crack the nail polish or having wild animal effects. But at the end they would end up chewing the nail polish off and that would just be a waste. The only thing left is gel nails or acrylic nails. Except you will end up with the decision of which one is best and it all depends on the right one for you.

The Perceived Effectiveness of the Broken Windows Theory as it is Applied by Police Departments

The Perceived Effectiveness of the Broken Windows Theory as it is Applied by Police Departments

Introduction
In the early 1980’s, two criminologists named James Wilson and George Kelling proposed that policing minor disorder in a neighborhood could reduce serious crime. This theory, called the Broken Windows theory, is defined as “the idea that disorderly conditions left untended will lead to serious crime, much like a broken window left unfixed will lead to the breaking of more windows, and eventually to the demise of the entire building” (Gault & Silver, p. 240). Because of its simple logic, it is a popular theory. It was first adopted by the police departments of New York and Chicago and has since become the main theory behind the zero-tolerance police policies that are implemented in many police departments around the U.S. (Harcourt & Ludwig, p. 271). It has emerged as one of “the most important policing strategies of the past two decades” (Hinkle & Weisburd, p. 500).

Life in Iraq After Saddam Hussein's Death

In this essay, I will be discussing eight terms and also life in Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s death. I will be exploring the changes and also the past experiences. The terms that I will talking about are Anfal, Halabja, Marsh Arabs, 1991 Uprising, Baath Party, General David Patraeus, The Surge and
the Sunni Awakening. The Anfal campaign was a genocide campaign against the Kurdish people ( and many other ethnic groups) in northern Iraq, led by the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and headed by his cousin Ali Hassan Almajid in the final stages of the Iran-Iraq war. This campaign got it’s name from Surat al-anfal in the Qu’ran, which was used as a codename by the former Iraqi Baathist regime for a series of a systematic attacks against the Kurdish population of northern Iraq conducted between 1986 and 1989. The campaign also targeted other minority communities in Iraq including
Shabaks, Yazidis, Jews, Mandeans, and many villages belonging to the these ethnic groups were also destroyed.

Birth of the Human Employee - Using Henry J. Heinz as Example

Birth of the Human Employee - Using Henry J. Heinz as Example

When we look back at the end of the nineteenth century and see a man like Henry J. Heinz it is hard not to ask ourselves why did he decide to conduct business in the fashion that he did when so many of his contemporizes were choosing to exploit their work force. What was it about the man was it that made him choice to conduct business with his employees in mind going so far as to rent entire trains so that he could fairy them for picnics, to give away a great deal of his money to improve the lives of others, to basically change the relationship of the employer and the employee. Was it simply his upbringing that changed this, was it the changing times, or was it a matter of belief, in this paper we will examine what it was about the man that made him change the world did its business.

The Influences of Greek and Roman Mythology on Western Language and Literature

The Influences of Greek and Roman Mythology on Western Language and Literature

Abstract

Anne Bradstreet - The Puritan Poet

Anne Bradstreet - The Puritan Poet

Anne Bradstreet was a woman that came to the New World in search for something better. As a Puritan woman she was not allowed to seek knowledge and express herself however she wanted. She married at the age of 16 and had eight children even though she was weak from many illnesses. Against all odds Anne became one of the first American poets and she wrote poetry that described the love she had for her family and her religious beliefs. Anne lived in a harsh religious world that always looked down on women who wanted to be independent and smart. Anne was an interesting poet because she poured her heart out when she wrote poetry by writing about the love of her life, her family and her beliefs.

Advertisement or Art

Ad or Art

The number of times the average person is assaulted by advertisement within the average day, it is fair to say that we are more likely to spend more accumulated hours watching, or reading ads then we are likely to spending reading literature or browsing other canons. With the sheer amounts we see of these ads we should consider if these accumulated images or messages have any value or even if these ads can be considered as text to some degree.

Paper on Ron Banks' Article Titled Bullying in School

Paper on Ron Banks' Article Titled Bullying in School

According to Ron Banks, article of “Bullying in School,” 15% of students are bullied. Boys use more direct bullying while girls use more indirect bullying, such as rumors. Bullies tend to pick on others to feel powerful and strong but can lead to depression and suicide later on in life. Even if a student isn’t bullied, they can be just as traumatized by witnessing it.

Whether the bullying is direct or indirect, they key component of bullying is that the physical or psychological intimidation occurs repeatedly over
time to create an ongoing pattern of harassment and abuse. (Batsche and Knoff).

The Importance of Detailed and Properly Completed Applications of Insurance

The Importance of Detailed and Properly Completed Applications of Insurance

Brokers and agents are intermediaries of insurance, it is their responsibility to be honest and provide full disclosure. They must pass on all vital information to the insurer. Failing to advise the insurer of some material fact can lead to serious consequences should a loss occur.
They have the professional responsibility to ensure the utmost good faith is held.

A written application is always wise to avoid misunderstandings and if the policy is to become part of the policy. Misunderstandings arise in the event of a loss. If there is a dispute and no written application, it would be the insured’s word against the insurers’. Should that go to court, the court would generally rule in favor of the insured.
A detailed application will also help in preventing fraud and misrepresentation. Should the insured lie in the application to be able to prove this, the insurer would need to prove this. The Insurance Act states that the insurer is required to prove there was misrepresentation.

What should be included in the content of the application?
The insurer will ask questions about:

Different Degrees and Classes of Risk Insurance

Different Degrees and Classes of Risk Insurance

Risk is a part of living and everyone is exposed to it. Discuss risk and show how there is different degrees and classes of risk. Use examples to illustrate your answer.

What exactly is risk? It implies both doubt about the future and the fact that the outcome could leave you in a worse position then now.
The basis of risk is the lack of knowledge and uncertainty. We don’t know what could happen five minutes from now, five months from now, or even five years from now; which is why we purchase insurance for anything that is insurable. We want peace of mind for something that is beyond our control, or unintentional negligence on our part, to protect our assets, loved ones and ourselves.

Risk comes in three types for both Individuals / families and for businesses:

Personal
Individuals: unemployment, disability, old age
Business: if the owner is unable to work, co-owner dies and the surviving owner can not buy out

Property
Individuals: things you own (clothes, electronics etc)
Business: the building, its contents

Liability

Essay on Considering New South Wale's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme (GGAS), its Format, Operation, Criticisms and Review in Relation to the National CPRS

This essay will Consider New South Wale's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme (GGAS), its Format, Operation, Criticisms and Review in Relation to the National CPRS

Paper Topic - To Outline and Critically Analyse a Set of State Level Policies that Would Complement the Introduction of a National Emissions Trading Scheme

Introduction

Paper on the Four Sections of the Canadian Forces Parachuting Program - Landings, Flight, Aircraft Drill and Rigging

Paper on the Four Sections of the Canadian Forces Parachuting Program - Landings, Flight, Aircraft Drill and Rigging

The Canadian forces split their basic parachuting program into four sections. Each of these sections undergoes vigorous training. Every section is just as important as the other sections; no one takes priority over the others. There is also a high fitness requirement in order to attend this course and a minimum standard must be met.

The fitness requirement for to become a parachutist isn’t easy, you must meet the standard in every aspect of the fitness test. It consists of Chin-ups, Sit-ups and a mile run. The BAM (Bare ass minimum) requirement is to be able to do 7 chin-ups, 32 sit-ups and be able to complete the mile in 7:30 minutes. (“CF Parachutist Physical,”2011). This is only to become a parachutist. A higher fitness level is most definitely needed in order to pass the parachutist course.

Compare and Contrast of the Songs Imagine by John Lennon and Let it Be by Paul McCartney

Compare and Contrast the Songs Imagine by John Lennon and Let it Be by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and John Lennon are known to be two of the top artist of all time. John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s partnership is one of the best known and most successful partnerships in musical history. The effort that they put into the song writing and performing was truly phenomenal. The song that they have hand written and performed still live today and will always be known and never forgotten. McCartney and Lennon both took part in the non-forgettable band “The Beatles”. The Beatles are another name that most know who they are talking about when they hear it said, and they too will never go anywhere and will always be here in the future. Lennon and McCartney’s experience with music groups was amazing. To be involved in The Beatles who will never be forgotten and their own duo that had phenomenal success is truly the greatest pleasure they can have in the musical industry. Paul McCartney was also in a band called Wings, were he didn’t make as big success as he did with The Beatles.

Term Paper for Industrial Air Pollution Control - Air Pollution Issue for Oil Sands Industry in Alberta

Term Paper for Industrial Air Pollution Control - Air Pollution Issue for Oil Sands Industry in Alberta
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department

Abstract

The rapid expansion of the oil sands is driving up the pollution emitted in Alberta. Challenges in managing emissions in oil sands industry will become greater with time. Air emissions from oil sands operations include carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen sulphide carbon monoxide, methane and other volatile organic compounds, ozone and particulate matter. There are growing social and regulatory pressures to reduce the overall environmental footprint of the industry. Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Alberta Environment are main regulatory agencies responsible for the sustainable development of oil sands.

Edgar Allan Poe Essay

Edgar Allan Poe Essay

The concept of death lurks in everyone’s life and mind whether we want it to or not. Edgar Allan Poe, author of many poems and short stories, had a life that was full of death like no other. Throughout his poems “Annabel Lee”, “Ulalume” and his short story “The Oval Portrait”, he distinguishes the reality that his life was full of death and loneliness due to the loss of the women around him. Caused by tuberculosis, he lost the women in his life that meant the most to him. Because of this, he had a vast respect for the women figure. In his poems and short stories, it is believed to be that he is taking his revenge out on the men in his life that did not exist. The women in his life, however, seem to play a significant role as if they were a goddess to him. He uses the people that he lost or that might not have been there at all as characters in disguise within each piece of literature that he wrote.

The Contemporary Japanese Mother-Child Relationship in the Movie Confessions

The Contemporary Japanese Mother-Child Relationship in the Movie Confessions

“Confessions” is a movie that does not sell bloody to attract audience, it is a complaint that the problems of teenagers and family education in Japan. Many times we usually charge upon teenager’s own problems about teenager crime, but parents also need be responsible for these problem. In the movie, there are two students who killed their teacher’s daughter both are low self-respect and not got others accepted. Although those students’ crime is hateful, it is not sure turn out the problematic behaviors if they are not growth the up under the not health family. Children who have problems in mindsand behavior could not be growth in a short time, it must be suffer unmerited influence and educate. In the movie, there are three different types relationships between mother and children, and also reflect there appear three kinds of extreme education mode under pressure of modern society.

Employers Fire Workers Based on Lifestyle Choices

Employers Fire Workers Based on Lifestyle Choices

If you were the boss of a company, would you like to pay higher health insurance for ones bad choices? Within the past few years there have been reports in Michigan of two women being fired from their job because they failed to quit smoking. They worked at Weyco, an insurance company, for many years. The boss gave his employees fifteen months to quit smoking, otherwise they would be fired. Others quit smoking in order to save their jobs, but these women could not. (Is Smoking a Firing Offense?).

Essay Briefly Considering the Legal and Moral Arguments Advanced to Determine Whether Abortion is Wrong or Not

Essay Briefly Considering the Legal and Moral Arguments Advanced to Determine Whether Abortion is Wrong or Not

Introduction

Amadeus Cache Server - Architecture Paper

Amadeus Cache Server - Architecture Paper

Table of contents
1 Executive Summary
1.1 Background
1.2 Proposal & Benefits
1.3 Technical Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 Problem Context
2.1.1 Antecedents
2.1.2 Paradigm shift
2.1.3 Sequel
2.2 Problem Statement
2.3 Out of Scope
2.3.1 Communication Resource Manager
2.3.2 Failure detection
3 Requirements Summary
3.1 Functional Requirements
3.1.1 Request processing
3.2 Non-Functional Requirements
3.2.1 Scalability requirements
3.2.2 Load balancing requirements
3.2.3 Continuous Availability requirements
3.2.4 Operational requirements
3.2.5 Performance requirements
3.2.6 Capacity requirements
3.2.7 Portability requirements
4 Functional Decomposition
4.1 Components Overview
4.2 Examples
4.2.1 The example framework instance
4.2.2 Normal request processing
4.2.3 Node failure and recovery
4.2.4 Software load
4.3 Component Descriptions
4.3.1 Entry
4.3.2 Bucket
4.3.3 Bucket Manager
4.3.4 Router
4.3.5 Bucket Index
4.3.6 Proxy
4.3.7 Proxy Manager
4.4 Component Interactions
4.4.1 Operational overview
4.4.2 Request Processing
4.4.3 Migration of a Bucket

Why The Government Should Control the Media

Why The Government Should Control the Media

As we know, the media plays is an important role in the modern live. The traditional media is a kind of social communication including films, images, music, spoken word and writing. It can be spread by televisions, newspapers and radios. However, in modern time people can easily communicate by more kinds of media tools such as mobile phones and computers because of the development of technology. The media has a big influence on our live. Nobody will doubt the modern media takes people to a new world where people can be closer to each other. On the other hand, it is also a dangerous thing because new kinds of criminals appears. These criminals have attracted people's attention to discuss about whether the media should be controlled by government or not.

Gilgamesh and Hector - The Great Warriors

Gilgamesh and Hector - The Great Warriors

Gilgamesh and Hector are two outstanding warriors. They share many of the same characteristics. They are both leaders of there people, courageous, strong in battle, ruthless, and all around heroes. Enkidu says to Gilgamesh, "He has given you unexampled supremacy over the people, victory in battle from which no fugitive returns, in forays and assaults from which there is no going back"(17). Enkidu is explaining how the gods have created such a strong warrior as Gilgamesh. Where likewise the Iliad claims, “And headlong Hector, delirious with his strength, rages uncontrollably, trusting to Zeus – no fear of man or god, nothing – a powerful rabid frenzy has him in its grip!” (153). Hector is being described as fearless in which a leader should be. So, we see how the two of them are portrayed. But who is the better of the two? They both have similar weaknesses and that would have to be their pride. But in my opinion, the one who stands out to be the better of Gilgamesh and Hector would have to be Hector.

Gods Who Helped Odysseus on his Journey Home

Gods Who Helped Odysseus on his Journey Home

First, one of the Gods to help Odysseus on his journey home is Circe. Circe is the “great and cunning goddess who is own sister to the magician Aeetes” (Homer 105). One example of how Circe helps Odysseus is by housing him. Once Odysseus and his men reach Circe's island, they have no knowledge of where they are. When Odysseus' men find Circe's home she shows her hospitality right away. Therefore, it is clear that Circe assists Odysseus on his journey home by taking care of him in her home. Another example is when Circe let's Odysseus know that “[He] must go to the house of Hades and of dread Persephone to consult the ghost of the blind prophet Teiresias” (Homer 112). Odysseus has to go to the house of Hades and speak to Teiresias so he can show Odysseus the way home to Ithaca and tell him what to watch out for. It is clear that Circe helps Odysseus overcome his journey due to giving him that advice of going to the house of Hades and consulting Teiresias about his voyage home. If Circe would have not helped Odysseus, then he would have never reached Ithaca because he would have had no knowledge of what path to take.

The State of Children in Florida 2011

The State of Children in Florida 2011

If the New Year’s resolution for Florida was to increase the number businesses and families moving to the state by attracting national news coverage using any means possible, we as a state have put in a large amount of effort with very little results to show for it. It is well known that the news media as a whole looks at two criteria when examining what stories are worthy of national coverage: If it bashes ‘the establishment’ and if it has the potential to tug at the heart-strings of Americans everywhere. We seemed to have understood these qualities well enough that just in the category of stories dealing with children we have already had five nationally covered incidences. For instance, no one could ignore the pull of the Casey Anthony trial debacle—during the week of July 4 -10, 2011 17% of national news coverage was spent on the case, which was the same amount that was spent discussing the national debt .

Why Animals Should Not Live in Captivity

Why Animals Should Not Live in Captivity

Animals sometime live under the care of humans rather than living in the wild. We call this living in captivity. These animals don’t have a choice in where they want to live because of humans invading there land taking them into captivity, such as zoos and animal parks. These animals are forced into living their lives as hostages in cages locked away. Although some may argue that animals should not be held in captivity. I believe that animals should live in captivity because of harm from humans, to humans, and bad living conditions.

Significance of Art

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word “Art?” When I think about art, the Mona Lisa is the first thing that comes to my head. If paintings are the first thing that comes to your head when you think of art, you are not wrong! Painting is a small little piece of the enormous significance of “Art.” Art is defined as the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance, according to Dictionary.com. From that, we realize how small a simple “painting” is compared to the complex meaning of Art. So what else is considered a piece of Art?

My Thoughts on Dove's "Real Beauty" Campaign

My Thoughts on Dove's "Real Beauty" Campaign

Have you heard of Dove's Real Beauty Campaign? Have you seen their ads or commercials? Dove's Real Beauty Campaign has to do with the "true beauty" of women. The campaign is to get women to love their gorgeous bodies and the curves that come with that gorgeous body. Jennifer L. Pozner wrote an article called "Dove's Real Beauty Backlash" on Women In Media & News. The article talks about the Dove campaign and what people like "Chicago Sun Times Columnist Richard Roeper," (1) say about the campaign. The author of the article talks about the hypocrisy behind the Dove campaign but yet the need that there is for such a campaign.

Hybrid: The Car For the Future

Hybrid: The Car For the Future

Transportation is very important to our every day lives. Throughout the history, many evolutions and changes have been made in transportation technology, and it continues growing at a rapid pace. At first, people used horses and horse trailers as their main transportation. Then in the Industrial Revolution, the steam engine was invented. Later, there was the invention of the combustion engine, and it is the beginning of the automobile industry. Many changes and improvements have been made in the development of automobiles. However, until today, the 21st century, people are still using gasoline as the many fuel for cars. Now in 2005, we have hybrids, a new generation of automobiles. Hybrids are fuel efficient, fuel economic and environment friendly, and they are the dominant cars for the next two decades. Here we are going to discuss the major benefits of driving a hybrid.

Moral Responsibilities on the Food Market: The Reproach of Double Moral Standards and the Ideal of Food Citizenship

Moral Responsibilities on the Food Market: The Reproach of Double Moral Standards and the Ideal of Food Citizenship

In the Netherlands, as in other parts of Europe, there seems to be a tendency to moralize consumption behavior. Politicians, along with pioneering market players complain that the demands of citizens for sustainable and animal friendly products are not followed up by appropriate purchase behavior. Societal organizations ask their members to ‘vote with their shopping bags’ and scientists try to understand the schizophrenia of the citizen/consumer who is very much against intensive animal husbandry but keeps buying the cheapest meat. The underlying question for this paper is about the moral responsibilities of consumers on the food market. I will analyze the reproach of double moral standards which is addressed to the citizen/ consumer. I will show that this reproach implies three suppositions which need to be explicated, namely that it is more or less clear what we should strive for, that this is a moral aim, and that people have moral responsibilities in their roles as consumers.

A Separatist Utopia: Media-Spheres and Palestinian Female Suicide Bombers

A Separatist Utopia: Media-Spheres and Palestinian Female Suicide Bombers

One of the most widespread ideas about the media is that it is a technological apparatus disseminating distorted and standardized images and controlled by powerful social actors who use it to promote and sell their political and commercial products to mass audiences. The masses are merely recipients, consumers whose “behavior” is monitored to measure the effectiveness of these manipulative transmissions. Conversely, hermeneutic approaches “read” mass media as a complex system of signs, language and acts of communication, actively decoded by its users to produce common meanings. Much attention is given then to the discursive and symbolic practices of signification and representation and the social production of meaning embodied in media images. Despite stark differences, the subject constituted by these approaches is in both cases external to the media. Either passively consuming or actively decoding mediated messages, the subject is positioned outside of the technological sphere of the media itself.

Effects of Affirmative Action in the Workforce

Effects of Affirmative Action in the Workforce

Do you believe every individual has the same rights as another? Do you think it’s right to give one person an advantage and not another with the same qualifications? Well, since late 60s, affirmative action has been taking action in many lives doing exactly what It meant to do -- to favor the discriminated minority to catch up to white males. However, today times are different the effects of affirmative have just about done their job. So Affirmative Action should be removed now for a couple of reasons. Skilled and possibly more qualified workers can be shot down just to meet a quota. It brings in a new form of discrimination. And it’s long over due.

Essay on Children's Book Author and Illustrator Chris Van Allsburg

When I was younger, I loved to think. I was a “what if…” sort of child. What if woke up and no one could remember me? What if animals could talk? What if I played a board game and what if what happened in the board game actually happened to me in real life? Actually, the last question wasn’t mine; it belongs to children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg. As a child, though, I gravitated to Van Allsburg’s books because he wrote about the “what if” questions that had already invaded my mind. He encouraged me to wonder about magic through his book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, and in Jumanji he showed me the possibility of a board game gone all-to-real. His wildly imaginative narratives combined with his artistically technical illustrations made the “what if” questions in his book feel so real and possible. One of Van Allsburg’s best qualities as a picture book creator is his ability to make his readers think.

If God Had a Face - Do Authors Feel Like Creators - Discussing Ian McEwan's Atonement, John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman and Paul Auster's Man in the Dark

If God Had a Face

Do Authors Feel Like Creators - Discussing Ian McEwan's Atonement, John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman and Paul Auster's Man in the Dark

We often think of authors as creators. They create worlds, stories, lives and events. With their imagination they are able to control the fates of their characters and give them good or bad endings, as they see fit. This might be true, as the story is written by the author only, but do authors themselves feel like creators? What is the meaning of this role, does it liken the author to God? What is the author's responsibility towards the characters? Can fiction change fact?

Returning to the Bare Essentials of Nature - A Native American Essay

Returning to the Bare Essentials of Nature - A Native American Essay

As the first settlers of North America, Native Americans lived with the surrounding nature for thousands of years. Because of this, nature had a tremendous impact on their culture and lives. One aspect of Native American culture emphasizing the influence of nature is their religion. In Native American literature, several examples can be found in which religion is deeply ingrained in nature. Native Americans viewed nature as the very essence of their religion , using it to explain creation, in their worship, and as the center of human life.

Federal Budget Deficits and Debt - The Growing Financial Crisis of the US Government

Federal Budget Deficits and Debt - The Growing Financial Crisis of the US Government

1: Explain the concept of a balanced budget.
The idea of a balanced budget is that there is more revenue coming in at a given time than expenses that are going out. In essence, as long as there is more money coming in than money that is going out then a balanced budget has occurred.
2: What is a budget deficit?
A budget deficit is virtually the opposite of a balanced budget; it is when the government is spending more money than what it receives for revenue. This debt is owed to those who lent the money to the government. For example; the deficit that is projected for the FY2011 is $1.26 trillion. In 2011, the government is projected to receive $2.57 trillion in revenue but pay out $3.83 trillion in expenditures.
3: What is a budget surplus?

The Improvements and Affects Technology Has Had on Our Lives

Technology has affected and improved our lives ever since the beginning of human life on earth. The advances in technology have made our lives safer and ultimately easier to live. Computers, cell phones, cars, defense, weapons, and virtually everything around us are a result of advancement in technology. We depend on it so much that if something major should completely fail or shut down we would be reduced to nothing more then third world culture and complete chaos would set in. I question our growing dependence on technology and history proves that when it fails or is abused, the consequences are catastrophic. We should not be so dependent on something we create and advance. Technology will destroy us in the end and put an abrupt end to life as we live it.

Why Energy Regulators are Often Granted Legislated Independence from Government

Why are energy regulators often granted legislated independence from government?

What problems might be expected to arise as a result of such independence?

Argue the case for a set of policies to ensure the regulator does not abuse its legislated powers.

Introduction

This essay will set out to firstly discuss “ liberalisation” of markets with emphasis on the energy sector, and so the “privatisation” of State owned and operated vertically integrated energy facilities. The idealogical notion of what the “Normative” role of an independent regulator should entail and so progress to review real world or “Rational” understanding of the regulator, its objectives along with the subjective side of the individuals involved.

With these ideas explained a review of the problems that this independence brings onto the regulator's office as a virtue of the arena that it has to control.

Lastly the Australian Office of Renewable Energy Regulator ( ORER ) will be considered as an example to see what is in place to ensure legitimate operation of its institutional function.
Liberalisation

Investigation of the Critical Factors in the Early Stage of the Innovation Process in Biotechnology: A System Dynamics Approach

Investigation of the Critical Factors in the Early Stage of the Innovation Process in Biotechnology: A System Dynamics Approach

A Thesis in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

Consumer Acceptance and Preference of Pork Ribs From Immunocastrated and Physically Castrated Boars

Consumer Acceptance and Preference of Pork Ribs From Immunocastrated and Physically Castrated Boars

Occupational Analysis of My Community Partner and Author Peg Kehret's Autobiography Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio

The basis of this paper is to execute a full occupational analysis of my community partner and Peg Kehret who is the author and subject of a disability autobiography titled, "Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio." In my analysis I use the Model of Human Occupation(MOHO), a theory in which occupation is motivated, patterned, and performed (www.moho.uic.edu), and Occupational Adaptation(OA) which is a framework therapist can use to guide their intervention planning and implementation (Janette King Schkade). In addition to the analysis I will compare and contrast the occupational issues that affect each person which will identify the similarities and differences in their adaptation to internal and external challenges, as well as resulting occupational performance and social participation.

The Model of Human Occupation: Jon. The information in this case study was obtained from face to face interviews and weekly interactions with Jon from January, 2011-April, 2011.

Volition

College Students and Credit Card Troubles - Are College Students Ready to Handle the Responsibilites of Managing Credit?

College Students and Credit Card Troubles - Are College Students Ready to Handle the Responsibilites of Managing Credit?

Although credit card companies see college students as a golden market of loyal future customers, they are not ready to handle the responsibilities of managing credit. Credit card companies should not be on campus marketing to students. Many college students are being ambushed with credit card offers the moment they step on campus. When these young students obtain a credit card many times they end up in financial distress. There have been growing concerns lately about college students and credit card troubles. It seems college students are accumulating more debt than ever before. Society must take a deeper look at what is going on and how to fix it.

Brazilian Rainforest by Araujo Porto Alegre - An Art Essay

Brazilian Rainforest by Araujo Porto Alegre - An Art Essay

In the drawing of the Brazilian Rainforest, there is much shadowing and darkness throughout. Drawn by Araujo Porto Alegre, he depicts the detail of the forest by using significant shadowing throughout the tops of the trees and the other plants and trees that are along the ground. The thing that attracted me to this drawing was the two people looking into the forest getting ready to walk down a long path through it. The two people are so minute in the drawing, that it makes the viewer notice how massive the trees are in comparison to the people.

Alegre was a very talented artist from Brazil who passed away in 1879. He drew the Brazilian Rainforest in 1853 with sepia on regular paper measuring 55 by 82 centimeters. This is a very famous and one of his best drawings. It is currently kept in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the National Museum. Araujo is also known for other drawings, such as Adesn and Art in Latin America. He is an extremely talented artist who knows how to depict great detail through shadowing and other forms in his drawing.

Discrimination of Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Discrimination of Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Abstract
According to Armour,(2005),’’The surge in pregnancy complaint make one of the fastest -growing type of employment discrimination charges filed with the EEOCoutpacing the rise in sexual harassment and sex discrimination ‘’( p.7). Data collected by Employment lawyers ( 2005) ,showed that ,’’ in many cases, employers are simply making honest mistakes as they try to understand a variety of federal and state laws governing issues such as pregnancy discrimination and family leave. And they say it's easy to overlook the very real costs of pregnancy to small employers, who may see productivity suffer
But a data collected from pregnant women(2005),” claim they've been unfairly fired ,denied promotions and in some cases urged to terminate pregnancies in order to keep their jobs.’’ The Department of Labor ,(2005), argued that‘’ the rise in pregnancy discrimination cases is important now because more women of child-bearing age are in the labor force: Women make up about 47% of the total labor force, and they're projected to account for more than half of the increase in total labor force growth from 2002 until 2012.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape - A Film Story With Beginning, Middle, and End Major Plot Points

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” is organized in the three-act structure, as is classical film story with a beginning, middle and end including major plot points. Where so many characters in film will flee from one form of (supposed) imprisonment or another, the synergy and narrative flow of parts in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” enables us to transition from the idea that the family is burdensome (a type of prison) to that of the family is necessary and meaningful (not imprisoning) through the eyes of Gilbert Grape.

Lighting Design of Three-Dimensional Animation

Lighting Design of Three-Dimensional Animation

Animation is a series of continuous playback screen, resulting in continuous changes to the visual picture. Its basic principles like the film and television, they are all vision principle. The role and status of lighting design in animation, like film, television, theater and other visual arts, they are very all important and it is an essential link in the works of the creative process.
In 1831, the French Joseph Antoine Plateau put many picture in sequence on a disc of machine, and disc can be driven by rotation in the machine. This machine also has an observation window, to watch the activities of photo quality. Driven by the machine, the disc slowly rotates, and the picture on the disc along with the disk rotation. View from the observation window, picture seems to move up and forming a moving picture. This is the prototype of the original animation.

SAT Essay on Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Jack Welch, Florence Nightingale, Bill Gates and Henry Ford

SAT Essays on:
Steve Jobs
Thomas Edison
Jack Welch
Florence Nightingale
Bill Gates
Henry Ford
automobile and Earth Hour
Life Is Beautiful and The Last Leaf

Steve Jobs

Is Sherlock Holmes an Upholder of Justice or Does He Enjoy the Challenge of Solving a Crime - The Six Napoleons

Is Sherlock Holmes an Upholder of Justice or Does He Enjoy the Challenge of Solving a Crime - The Six Napoleons

The story is about the six Napoleons, but the Napoleons are not the famous person we know. The story begins with a report about a bust that has been broken. Sherlock Holmes started investigating this case. Sherlock Holmes found a lot of information to solve the case from the four Napoleons that were broken, the criminal suspect was arrested when he tried to break the fifth bust. At the end of the story, Sherlock Holmes found out there was a important secret hiding in the bust of Napoleon. There was an expensive pearl in the bust.
In the story, Holmes prefers enjoying the challenge of solving a crime to being a upholder of justice. Judging from the characters that Holmes has. Holmes is a more careful detective than others when they are solving a case. In the story, we can see that Holmes enjoys the feeling of showing the truth to everyone. At the end of the story. We also can realize his attitude after he solved a case successfully, he really doesn't care about the honours he receives after he solves a case.

My Experience Trying Out for the Ropes Course Instructor (RCI)

“All a man could win in the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories. But one, perhaps, would have called that winning the match.” –Albert Camus, The Plague

“I pee in the shower!” bellowed the brash, buoyant senior sitting next to me, an impish grin flashing across his face. Cackles of laughter erupted around the circle as clusters of students rose to exchange seats with each other. Meanwhile, I was welded to my chair. My turn was next.

Designing an Effective Roadside Crash Barrier

Designing an Effective Roadside Crash Barrier

Introduction
As the number of drivers on the roads today gradually increases, there is now a greater need for a more effective crash barrier. Crash barriers are strong protective barriers mainly used along roadsides to lessen the severity of accidents. Existing barriers have not been designed for the safety of smaller vehicles such as motorcyclists but rather for larger vehicles like SUVs. Since accidents are more frequent than ever before, barriers that are found on roads today are less effective in protecting the safety of passengers and lessening the severity of accidents (Corben 2004). There is a greater need for a more effective crash barrier than ever, as a result of the increase of the number of drivers on the road.

Hardship in Schools and Businesses and the Programs in Place to Improve the Situation

Hardship in Schools and Businesses and the Programs in Place to Improve the Situation

The local community is experiencing hardships in both schools and in our local businesses. The local dropout rates in our schools are up an alarming 10 percent in the last two years from an unfortunate five percent to our current 15 percent, and these numbers are expected to grow each year. The local school districts are suffering from worsening financial situations in return, and losing inspirational teachers. We have an excellent opportunity working with the school districts and state agencies to create this program in which we turn high school dropouts into community assets and unemployed local skilled men and women into teachers. We have 1.6 million dollars allocated to this program, and intend to take every dime and turn it around as income for our community and schools.

Ethics and Compliance - PepsiCo Paper

Ethics and Compliance - PepsiCo Paper

Ethics and compliance play a vital role in a corporation’s financial environment. The ethical and compliance standards set forth by a corporation lay the foundation for how the corporation is going to do business with their external and internal customers. PepsiCo has an ethics program in place to ensure ethical behavior on its part. Pepsi Co also has a corporate compliance program to ensure that the organization also follows SEC regulations as well as other various rules and regulations set forth by other governing bodies. The strong ethics and compliance program of PepsiCo has helped to ensure that the organization has strong financial indicators. Some of these financial ratios are current, debt, return on equity, and days receivable. These strong financial ratios tell us that PepsiCo has a consistent and steady financial health .

Paper on the Movie Troy

The ancient Greeks traced their history back to legendary proceedings and their descent to the gods and goddesses. Conceivably the most essential event in the early history of ancient Greece was the Trojan War. This is the most well-known of ancient wars that the Greeks ended with a trick, the Trojan horse. We know about the Trojan War first and foremost from the works of a poet we call Homer. Watching the movie we were to see if the story really happened or if it was a myth. I believe the story of the Trojan War is a myth. There are four reasons for a myth and after watching the movie ‘Troy’ I believe to think it falls into three of the four categories: entertainment , authority and legitimacy and explains the world .

Research Strategy Paper on Time Management

Research Strategy Paper on Time Management

Selected Problem
My selected problem is time management. Many times I seem to get off track with my schedule due to unforeseen challenges that arise. Recently, my electric was shut off and this caused the need to change my schedule around a bit. I also have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), this is often a problem when trying to stick to a particular schedule. So, the problem I will be dealing with in this research strategy paper is my time management and how I could improve upon it through managing my ADD.

Compare and Contrast the Work of Two Artists from Different Movements or Trends - Contextual Studies Essay

Compare and Contrast the Work of Two Artists from Different Movements or Trends - Contextual Studies Essay

The two artists from different moments that I have chosen to compare and contrast are Peter Blake from the pop art movement and Jackson Pollock from the abstract expressionism movement. In this essay I will analyse each of the art forms both of these artists belong to. I am going to look at individual pieces of art work and compare and contrast the two. I will also be looking at the different influences that could’ve affected or inspired the each artists work.

Energy in Oklahoma

Energy in Oklahoma

In our world today, energy is a major source of our everyday life. It provides us with transportation and electricity. In the United States, over 500 billion dollars go to energy each year. Three main sources of energy are oil, fossil fuels, and natural gas. One of the nation’s top energy production states is Oklahoma.

Since 1859, Oklahoma has been producing energy through oil and natural gas. However, the first commercial well was discovered in 1897 outside of what is now Bartlesville. In 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, it was the largest oil producing state in the nation. The city of Tulsa claimed the name “Oil Capitol of the World.” They also established a Corporation Commission to regulate oil production and regulate waste. In 1910, the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. installed the first compressor on a natural gas pipeline. Everything just took off from there.

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance..”, Charlotte said to her best friend Elizabeth Bennett in the popular movie “Pride & Prejudice”. Her statement portrays the small mindset of most women in the movie, taking place in the early 1800s. Gender roles, especially for females in this time period, were very one-dimensional and specific. However, there is one female character who stands apart from her contemporaries, Elizabeth Bennett. Elizabeth breaks some of the gender roles about marriage given to her by society, and chooses not to conform herself for anything or anyone. Although gender stereotypes restrict her during this time period, Elizabeth always finds a way to remain true to her self and her definition of marriage.

Travel and Culture

Travel and Culture

According to the website www.dictionary.com, some definitions for ‘culture’ are “the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group” or “the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action”. In sum, culture is straightly related to the habits, traditions and behavior of a group, and they will reflect the ideas, beliefs and values of a certain society. ‘Travel’ is a word that doesn’t ask for definitions and the connexion between both words is very simple: a great way to get to know other places and their cultures is travelling.

The Strengths and the Limits of the United Nations’ Interventions in Territorial Disputes

Strengths and the Limits of the United Nations’ Interventions in Territorial Disputes

The United Nations is an international organization that has been officially created the 24th October 1945. The UN mission is to gather the world countries in a perspective of peace and development, in the respect of the principles of justice and human dignity. This Organization helps states to solve their international problems without obtruding the sovereignty of any state. The United Nations counts 192 countries with the last adhesion of the republic of Montenegro in 2006. These countries aggregate in the General Assembly, which offers a kind of political platform of discussion that aims to find optimum solutions to international problems.

Essay on Roald Dahl - Understanding His Work

It takes great skill for a writer to be able to channel and evoke emotions out of words while simultaneously painting such a vivid picture in the mind of a reader. While there are writers who excel in a specific genre, be it screenplays or novels, some of the strongest writers of aour time have grown because of their ability to be so versatile. Even through various types of writing, the writer’s ultimate style is always clear. Their style is an evolution of their own history amalgamated with their perspectives on society and how they want their remarks to be recorded. Roald Dahl is one such writer who is a master of his craft. Dahl wrote short stories, novels, and screenplays for both children and adults. Throughout all of his pieces, including his own autobiography, his voice and style is always prominent. Through examination of Dahl’s writing approach by looking at his overall style, his skill with literary devices, and how he elicits a response from the reader through analysis of his short stories including Lamb to the Slaughter, Skin, and The Wish, it will be demonstrated that Dahl has developed his own craft in writing.

Woman of Valor - Inner Beauty

Woman of Valor - Inner Beauty

Todays media surrounds you with the idea that ‘turning into your mother’ is a bad thing. I happen to think it’s the opposite. My mother, Julie Sondhelm, is the ideal person and a true woman of valor; she displays empathy and humility, and uses these two to be the best her that she can be and create within her community. Many people ask what inner beauty is. Most would answer that inner beauty refers to the positive aspects of someone’s character. I would add that a person with inner beauty is not only pleasing to be around, but is a role model for others as they aspire to possess the very characteristics that make these people great. The difference between outer beauty and inner beauty is that outer beauty is pleasing to the eye, and inner beauty is pleasing to the soul.

Mixed Martial Arts Paper

Mixed Martial Arts

For my essay I decided to do it on mixed martial arts also known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting. I have had a big interest in mixed martial arts(MMA) since I was young and still do. When I was about eight I competed in a normal martial arts comption an won fifth place. Ever since then I have loved mixed martial arts.

An Essay on Art from the De Young Museum

Art from the De Young

The De Young Museum is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco. The De Young is an incredible museum, which offers a look at the different art forms of many artists, cultures, and periods. The De Young displays a spectacular array of art forms such as Christian Dior dresses, Native American artifacts, Georgia O’Keefe’s flower paintings and much more. I will mention a few that captivated me and compare them to ones we have studied in class.

The De Young Museum is very well organized. On the bottom floor near the entrance is Art of the Americas, Native American Art and 20th Century and Contemporary Art. On the second floor are Art of America to the 20th century, African art, Oceania art and textiles. I think that the arrangement of the art is very suiting, and easy to follow.

The Clandestine Effects of Censorship

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Essay Comparing The Dead Poets Society and A Separate Peace

The pressures of getting an education can be very stressful. Trying to consistently maintain good grades, please your parents, and in the meantime try to hang out with your friends, can become very overwhelming. The Super Suicide Society from A Separate Peace and Dead Poets Society from The Dead Poets Society were both essentially formed in an effort to make their schooling less stressful. Both the Super Suicide Society and the Dead Poets Society provided an outlet from the pressures of their education and helped the members to conquer their fears.

Career Paper on Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

Career Paper on Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

Words Are Not Enough - How Starry Night, The Scream, and Selena Are All Valid Examples of How Pictures Show Emotion Better Than Words

Words Are Not Enough - How Starry Night, The Scream, and Selena Are All Valid Examples of How Pictures Show Emotion Better Than Words

In Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, an image is defined as “a vivid or graphic representation or description.” However, a painting can be so much more than this. In Mitchell Stephens’ essay, “‘By Means of the Visible’: A Pictures Worth,” Erasmus is quoted as saying, “Painting is much more eloquent than speech, and often penetrates more deeply into one’s heart” (473). Two online paintings that are examples of this are Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh, and The Scream by Edvard Munch. Both paintings are very well known and both evoke strong but different emotions. Paintings like these have been described with words over and over again, but they can only be fully experienced by seeing the paintings themselves. Words alone are just not sufficient enough to bring out the emotions that these works of art can, and that is why, based only on ability to evoke emotions, paintings are stronger than words.

Reaction to the "Cafe Q" in the LGBT Center - An Event Essay

Reaction to the "Cafe Q" in the LGBT Center - An Event Essay

The Fashioned Body - Why Fashioning the Body is Considered More Important for Women than Men

The Fashioned Body - Why Fashioning the Body is Considered More Important for Women than Men

Benefits of Critical Thinking in the Workplace

Benefits of Critical Thinking in the Workplace

What is the function of a person’s brain? Most people may think this is a stupid question but the purpose of a brain is to be thinking all the time. Most of the time people are not aware of what they are thinking about even though the brain is constantly working. For example, most of anyone’s daily routine is done by habit or repetition. No one thinks about combing their hair or brushing their teeth and yet the body responds and performs the action. This means that the brain can process information and cause motion without much thought when the action is considered to be routine or habitual.

Critical thinking is a disciplined thought process of understanding, analyzing, and reviewing a problem or situation to achieve a higher level of quality output (Paul and Sciven, 1987). If this same level of thought were brought into the workplace, business would thrive and supervisors, managers, and employees would benefit greatly just by using critical thinking. While this skill should be taught at an early age most people do not use or understand the concept until it is taught during workplace training.

Pi - A Math Paper

Pi - A Math Paper

Pi has been known for almost 4000 years. A Babylonian calculated the area of a circle by taking 3 times the square of its radius, which gave a value of pi = 3. There is proof that the Egyptians calculated the area of a circle by a formula that gave the approximate value of 3.1605 for pi. These two different cultures got these numbers by a series of measurements. The first calculation of pi was done by Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world.

Learning Lessons One Beat at a Time - My Experience in a Marching Band

Learning Lessons One Beat at a Time - My Experience in a Marching Band

Marching bands have a long tradition in the history of our country. The marching band at my high school is one that has continued to build on a long tradition over the years and is much to be proud of by its members. But the standards we have attained today have not just happened overnight: they are the result of many years of hard work, patience, and the idea that there is always more improvement that can be made.

The 2005 fall marching band season began as any other with band camp, learning the music and our show, and perfecting all of the minute details. We knew that we had to have our show mastered by the time the Luverne, Minnesota, competition arrived. Since it’s located only about 30 miles from our high school, this is the competition that all of our proud fans attend to watch and cheer us on as we compete against our biggest rivals.

Short Essay on San Francisco

Short Essay on San Francisco

San Francisco is a city of the United States located in California between the ocean Pacific to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east. San Francisco is the U.S. city most populated of the United States after New York. In this essay, we will talk about the three things that distinguish this city from the others. First, we will talk about the transportation, secondly, the population, and thirdly, the culture.

San Francisco has probably public transport network as dense on the western coast of the United States. It's also one of the most widely used networks, because most people follow it daily. The municipal public transportation system, Muni, is administered by the city. It includes the network of trams in the city including the 'cable car' so beloved of tourists, and a bus network. The entire region is served by an express rail network, which connects San Francisco BART to the East Bay through a tunnel and northern San Mateo County, including the location of international airport of San Francisco.

Progress and Status of a 2G HTS Power Cable to be Installed in the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Grid

Progress and Status of a 2G HTS Power Cable to be installed in the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Grid

Abstract

Criminology Paper on Ethical and Amendment Violations

Criminology Paper on Ethical and Amendment Violations

To begin writing about ethical or amendment violations we must first look at what my research group is trying to accomplish. Do the bad outweigh the good? We have developed an effective method of prediction that will help us guide our children to a much better path. This will help our society’s crime rate to fall. There are few risks involved but measures will be taken to counteract such possible issues. I will go further on this in my paper and express both the cons and pros of the project.

First let me begin by saying that it is in my best interest I pursue these types of tests. I believe that with the help of this program many children’s futures could be saved. The program involves a series of tests including blood analysis, DNA, and brain scans. The results of these tests will determine a juvenile’s potential violent behavioral acts. The studies thus far have proven effective with an 80 percent accuracy rate. I do understand that there could be many concerns in using this program, many critics have expressed several concerns and I will address most of them.

Waiters I Do Not Tip - A Clarification Essay

Waiters I Do Not Tip - A Clarification Essay

When it comes to the social network in my life it always seems to center itself on the dining experience. I think myself to be a very generous tipper and take my dining experience very serious in all its aspects. I have had great ones and bad ones, the ones that were in the middle disappear from my memory and the very good ones seldom occur; so in this case I’ll touch on the ugly side of the coin. I’ve encountered bad service from waiters for which I’ve come to put them on different groups: the magicians, the thrill seekers; and the bad boys/girls.

Michael Jackson - Confronting Controversy

Outline

Introduction
Who do we know as one of the biggest music legends in history? Michael Jackson.
He was a great performer and had many fans who loved him.
Most people see him as a controversial human being due to the things people have said.
Michael Jackson is considered a controversial entertainer. The controversy that followed Michael Jackson was child molestation.

Background
Michael Jackson was born on the day of august 29, 1958 in Gary Indiana.
His house was always filled with music because his mother would teach the children folk and religious songs. His father always dreamed of becoming a successful musician.
Michael Jackson had five brothers and three sisters. Michael and his brothers Tito, Randy, Jackie, Marlon, and Jermaine were all known as the “Jackson five” a famous singing group. The names of his sisters were Rebbie, Latoya, and Janet, and they were very famous as well as their brothers. The Jackson family was a famous family and was known throughout history.
Michael Jackson didn’t attend any colleges because he had been doing what he already loved and didn’t have time for college, but he did go to high school.

Experience Concepts in Housing Development - Proposal Dissertation

Introduction

In recent years several books have been published wherein statements were made on how the economy is changing and how companies can and must respond. Although the terminology varies per book there are common red lines to explore of visions and ideas, motivation and interest, to the field of dreams and experiences and need to experience. In literature, the emphasis is on intangible aspects of the business and the focus on the ultimate consumer experience. The most used term for this new economy is the “experience economy”. In the “experience economy” the focus is on the creation of an unique experience for the consumer.

Background

In situations of scarcity the focus of people is on their primary needs for living/surviving. In the prosperous economic conditions we apply to our new human needs are on a different level. The current system, designed to meet material needs, is rapidly being transformed into an economy that is responsive to the psychological needs.

The Imaginary Enemy - An Explaining Essay on the Urban Legend Monsieur Bouloulou

The Imaginary Enemy - An Explaining Essay on the Urban Legend Monsieur Bouloulou

The majority of people believe certain concepts that are transmitted and few of them are right. I will never forget when my parents made me accept as true the fact that “Monsieur Bouloulou” existed. As the text “ Urban Legends” emphasizes, the story of Mr Bouloulou “ was alleged to be true and it worked the same way whether the legendary plot concerns a dragon in a cave or a mouse in a Coke bottle”. It was a tactic for them to make me give up to mischief, but it was also an approach used to scare me when I abused their kind-heartedness. “Monsieur Bouloulou” was for me the worst thing that I could hear from my parents; it scared me to death, I shouted, cried, and I wanted it to disappear. I thought that this latter was a devil, a beast who ate children who disobeyed their parents.

Interpersonal Meaning of Texts - Comparing Similarities and Differences of the Berghaus Boots and Ford Territory SR Advertisements

This essay will explore a comparative text analysis of two text types, focusing on the experiential and interpersonal meanings. Firstly this essay will discuss the experiential similarities and differences between Berghaus Boots, an advertisement published in UK The Daily Telegraph (2010) and The Ford Territory SR, another advertisement published in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine (2006). Secondly this essay will look at the interpersonal meaning of both texts and compare the similarities and differences.

The advertisement Berghaus Boots consists of 21 clause complexes and 1 embedded clause. Of these clauses 16 are material processes, 4 relational attributive and 1 relational identify. The Ford Territory SR advertisement consists of 14 clause complexes and 4 embedded classes of which 6 are material processes, 5 relational attributive, 2 relational identifying, 2 mental processes and 1 existential process.

Xbox 360 Versus the Wii

The Xbox 360 versus the Wii

Thesis Statement: While both the Xbox 360 and the Wii play great games, differences in media centers, video resolution and online service make the Xbox 360 a better choice for college students.

Even though both consoles can connect to a computer, the Xbox has more features and uses. The Wii has limited features when connected to a computer for peer to peer sharing. In order to transfer files, he or she has to use a SD card (secure digital) to transfer files between the console and a computer. For complete control of the peer to peer network the Wii must be totally flashed with a homebrew firmware. The Xbox 360 can be connected to a computer to share files. It can transfer music, video, and game files without the need of a SD card (secure digital) or memory stick. The Xbox has a media center, so the user could share all the media on his or her computer to their Xbox.

Advantages of Travelling

Advantages of Travelling

Travelling is one of the most exiting activities to do when you still can afford it. In fact, by travelling, you discover new countries and new cities that will help you understand new ways of living and increase your knowledge about some special countries. This paper intends to show different aims of travelling because people have many reasons to travel. However, some people think that travelling is a waste of time that has been created for rich and spoiled people; though it is frequent to see nowadays many people travelling to famous countries such as USA in order to realize the legendary cliché “the American Dream” which conducts to immigration problems and so issues with authorities. This paper intends to show that travelling can sometimes be for personal reasons; it can also be for formal reasons and finally travelling can be a way to help out some countries from different problems.

Paper on the OK! Magazine Article Featuring the Marriage of Simon Gregson and Emma Gleave

Most couples see marriage normally as the beginning of the end, but it is actually just the beginning of the relationship. For this celebrity couple, Simon Gregson and Emma Gleave, this is where it all started. ‘He was in the bath and said: “come on, let’s get married,” and that was the proposal!’

I believe this story feature in OK! Magazine is based towards the target audience of soap viewers and celebrity fans. Soap viewers are mainly women and men of any age. This story feature would usually just be aimed towards women because it is a wedding feature but in this case, it is also aimed at men because it is a wedding featuring a well known male Coronation Street actor. This story feature affects the target audience because it gives them an insight to the real person beyond the character.

Essay on British Designer Bruce Oldfield

Essay on British Designer Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield, was born in London. He was a mixed race child and he never knew his parents because at only two days old his parents gave him up for adoption. He was raised within the childrens society Barnardos.and was known as a Barnardos baby. He spent the first six months of his life in Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. It was found that he was suffering from gastroenteritis. Up until the age of 13, Bruce was fostered in a village called Hett, in Co Durham. His foster mother was a dressmaker called Violet Masters. By the time he was 13, he got sent to West Mount, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, a Barnardo’s branch home after becoming a troublesome teenager. At the orphanage, Bruce slept in a small dormitory, there were only three or four to a room. He went to Ripon Grammar School, in North Yorkshire, and studied at Ravensbourne and St Martin’s art colleges. Bruce failed his O-level art exam twice, and he left West Mount when he was just 17 years old. He moved into lodgings in Harrogate. He later then got two A-levels and went into teacher training before he realised he had a strong passion for fashion.

Advanced Human Resource Management Paper

Advanced Human Resource Management Paper

1. Introduction

International occupational mobility of employees is becoming more important in a glob-alized world. That is why we decided to put our focus on this topic. This paper is going to analyze the view of the firm and also the view of the employee.
The analysis about the firm’s perspective will mainly concentrate on the Return on In-vestment (ROI) which a company can achieve. So this means for this part we will use the Economic Perspective and the Resource-Based Theory. It seems obvious that it creates a competitive advantage if you know how business works in other countries and their mar-kets you want to get in. You need well-educated and competent employees who are will-ing to go abroad. We want to explain that it is a strategic necessity for a multinational company like PwC to send them abroad. And we want to explain why companies spend an extraordinary amount of money. So in the end we will prove that they do it because a company expects a future return of their foreign employees.

Vibriosis in Dairy Cattle

In the dairy industry consistent reproduction of offspring is important when keeping a well-regulated profitable operation. Vibriosis is a venereal disease in beef and dairy cattle that can be the cause of abortion, delayed conception, and sterility for animals in your heard. Other side effects may include lower calf crop as well as milk yield, consequently lowering the quality of your operation.

This highly infectious disease may be transferred from bull-to-cow, through the natural selection processes or through artificial insemination due to contaminated semen. It may also be spread through multiple bulls being contained in the same area where riding behavior is triggered. However cow-to-cow transmission is highly unlikely but still possible under extreme circumstances. Post-transfer, the infection inhabits the female’s reproductive tract where it causes endometritis and salpingitis, other upper genital tract infections.

Metal Sales Manufacturing Databases

Metal Sales Manufacturing Databases

Businesses in the modern technological era are forced to maintain a certain level of technology to remain competitive. Paper files and notes are all but a thing of the past. Memos and emails get the job done today with real time updates and information sharing. People rely on the technology to support their job functions on a daily basis. The natural progression of technology continues to drive or force businesses to stay technologically competitive.

IT Departments

To maintain a certain level of user friendly technology and be able to troubleshoot issues when they arise, companies are developing entire departments of IT persons. The IT departments control what types of information is allowed as well as monitoring the transfer of data from one point to another. The IT department is depended upon greatly to ensure a level of accuracy and dependability concerning all technological data and systems. Usually, IT is the first to be called upon when an issue arises, and the last to be listened to or trusted. They are commonly referred to as a reboot crew at Metal Sales Manufacturing due to the number of times that answer has been given.

Preston Thomas Tucker - 20th Century Genius Award

Preston Thomas Tucker - 20th Century Genius Award

The 20th Century’s most influential person is one who has an impact on modern society and Western culture. This person would have had one or more characteristics of greatness including; design, forward thought, outside the box thinking, and many other traits that are usually linked to the term Genius. This candidate must have had an influential impact on our culture or a specific part of the makings of our culture. His or Her actions must have been
considered monumental in the forward progression of our quest for enlightenment. This Author believes Preston Tucker to be a perfect candidate for such an award.

Preston Thomas Tucker was born September 21, 1903, on a peppermint farm in Capac, Michigan. He grew up in the suburban Detroit community of Lincoln Park where, even as a child, he was fascinated by anything having to do with automobiles. He learned to drive at the age of 11 and quit school two years later to become an office boy for a local Cadillac dealer. Tucker throughout his early life worked at a number of other automobile companies,

Human and Machine Translation: Advantages and Limitations

Human and Machine Translation: Advantages and Limitations

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to make a comparison between machine and human translations of a technical text from English to Brazilian Portuguese. Our main objective is to discover which are the major challenges faced by current MT systems in order to make better translations. Also, we want to measure the efficiency of the machine by determining the incidence of its errors.

Introduction

Since the process of globalization has started there has been a lot of investment in Machine Translation (MT) systems. With a globalized world of business, the demand for more translations has increased significantly and companies require them in the shortest time possible. The only way of attending this market was to make use of new tools like the MT which automatically translates a text from one language into another and consequently saves a lot of time in comparison to the human translation. It also avoids some human errors like skipping a sentence or word during the translation process or misspelling.

Representation of Women in François Truffaut's Films: Can We Consider the Man Who Loved Women as a Tribute to Women or a Misogynist Film?

Representation of Women in François Truffaut's Films

Can we Consider The Man Who Loved Women as a Tribute to Women or Merely as a Misogynist Film?

Should the Olympics Have a Permanent Home?

Should the Olympics Have a Permanent Home?

Pierre de Coubertin, founder of modern Olympic Games said “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”This sentence shows in which point Olympics Games are more than a sporting event. So when we speak about determining a permanent place for Olympic Games we also raise another debate: setting a permanent home for Olympics does really correspond to authentic spirit of Olympic? In a first part we will see how economic advantages could favor determining of a permanent place before seeing in a second time how established it is contrary to original Olympic values. According to me this is this second point that must be considered.

Why you Selected Pharmacy as a Career and how the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Relates to You

Address why you selected pharmacy as a career and how the Doctor of Pharmacy degree relates to your immediate and long-term professional goals. Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you achieve your goals. The personal essay is an important part of your application for admission and provides you with an opportunity for you to clearly and effectively express your ideas. -

Administrative Paper

Administrative Paper

Q1. Good time management is essential to ensure targets are met. Priorities lists and action plans can be used to organise tasks to ensure deadlines and targets are met as employees can keep track of complete tasks and tasks which still need to be finished. A reminder system (electronic or post-it notes) could also be used to allows employees to know which tasks still need to be worked on this ensures employees are working towards achieving their targets. Also by avoiding interruptions employees are more focused on their work and are more likely to achieve their targets. Employees may also use a system to complete tasks e.g. more important tasks completed first and one task should be finished before starting another ensures deadlines are met and targets are achieved. Work areas should also be kept tidy (cleaned at the end of each day) by tidying files away after they have been used employees are more focused on the next task making them more likely to reach their targets and goals.

Briefing Of Review Auditors

Briefing of Review Auditors

This is a Lecture on Briefing of Review Auditors:

The whole situation boils down to this, is there are three data which I have not been able to teach orgs or Tech or anybody else. There are three data. They don’t know these data as key data. These data don’t have any either/or’s or qualifications or „there are other cases,“ do you see? There are three data that are just smashers as far as cases, and so forth, are concerned. Our concern is with one of these, which is the second one. But what I’m going to—giving you your briefing—that I’ll tell you what these three data are that we just can’t really seem to get across—that I don’t have any luck getting across at all.

So the reason why I’m talking to you is, in Review then, you will run into these three data all the time. Because they won’t have gotten across in Tech. The Tech Division won’t have gotten it across or the rest of the org or Supervisors won’t have gotten them, don’t you see? Or Ethics doesn’t get them, don’t you see? And they don’t get these three data! See?

A Review Lecture on the Subject of Study

A Review Lecture on the Subject of Study

Epic of Gilgamesh

Epic of Gilgamesh

In the story of Humbaba, Humbaba was the guardian of the Forest of Cedar. Humbaba has seven garments, each of which spreads terror. Shamash tells Gilgamesh that Humbaba is wearing only one garment at the time. If Humbaba puts on all seven garments, Gilgamesh will be unable to defeat him. The greatest lesson which Gilgamesh learns in the forest is that death is a fact of human life. Gilgamesh is bitter that only the gods can live forever. He learns that life is short, and the only thing that lasts forever is fame.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu go to the mountain of the gods, which is forbidden to mortals. They take their axes and chop down some trees. Humbaba becomes upset at them for destroying his forest. During the fight, Gilgamesh prays to Shamash. Shamash hears him and sends thirteen storms against Humbaba. Humbaba reminds them that he is the servant of Enlil, the god of earth, wind, and air—a greater divinity by far than Shamash. If Gilgamesh kills him, he will surely bring a curse down upon himself. Enkidu tells Gilgamesh to kill Humbaba, before Enlil finds out and tries to stop them. They will become famous by killing Humbaba and stealing his cedars.

The Trial of Joan of Arc - A Look at how Accurately the Movie and Book Portray her Story

Joan of Arc Paper

The Trial of Joan of Arc is considered by some to be one of the most life changing trials ever conducted in human history. Joan of Arc is a symbol of human history. Joan resembles the Middle Ages in multiple ways. One of which is the religious fervor that was present during those years. Another is the upsetting trials of the innocents that would end in someone being killed. The visions of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret are the voices that told Joan of Arc to push the English out of France. I feel that Joan of Arc should be remembered as someone with a lot of courage that stood up for herself. I believe that people need to read such an inspiring story as The Trial of Joan of Arc.

Summary of the Article I'd Rather Smoke than Kiss by Florence King

Summary of Florence King’s “I’d Rather Smoke Than Kiss”

In “I’d Rather Smoke Than Kiss,” Florence King tries to portray her hatred of smokers in the essay because King is bold and not afraid to speak her mind. In the beginning of the essay (1.)King gives her readers a little bit of background information on how she started smoking. Then King goes on to incorporate her thesis of the essay which is “hatred of smokers is the most popular form of closet misanthropy in America today (128).”

(2)In the second part of the essay King attacks smokers by labeling them as “tinpot Torquemadas (130).” King’s meaning behind the tinpot Torquemadas is the smokers are cheap and don’t think that they are doing anything wrong even though they are torturing people. This point links this part of the essay with King describing how the government and Jeremiah O’Leary’s column show how much damage smokers have done. In the third part of the essay

(3)King goes on to examine how smokers have a hygiene insecurity. King uses an example “kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray (130).” This is incorporated in the essay when King gives examples of public service ads. Finally,

Paper Explaining Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

The Concept of Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. The term refers to the processes of supervision and control intended to ensure that the company’s management acts in accordance with the interest of the shareholders. Corporate governance strives to provide a balance between the freedom of management to make commercial decisions and control over management. Essentially, it deals with the relationship between the two controlling organs of the company; that is, ownership personified by shareholders and management personified by directors.

Reims Cathedral as a Continuation of the Chartres Tradition

Reims Cathedral as a continuation of the Chartres Tradition

Chartres Cathedral is considered one of the most exemplary examples of the High Gothic style of the early thirteenth century. While Chartres’ construction began after the fire of 1194, Reims Cathedral’s construction began fifteen years later, in 1210. There are many similarities in both of these cathedrals, but it would seem that “the Reims architects utilized Chartres’ design of capitals in the nave arcade, but improved on the total continuity between the nave arcade and the rising shafts above”(201). Reims Cathedral, most notably, builds upon Chartres architectural design but embellishes its sculptural design as well.

Chartres Cathedral is well known for its extreme verticality and the widest central vessel of High Gothic design. Reims, however, is three feet taller and nine feet narrower, furthering the feeling of ascension felt in cathedrals. Also, to increase the feeling of verticality, the Reims architects raised the height of the main arcade. The Reims architects, by raising the main arcade, limited the amount of wall surface between the pointed arch and the stringcourse of the triforium zone.

An Essay on American Scenery by Thomas Cole

When Thomas Cole accepted Frederic Edwin Church as his only pupil in May 1844, Cole was twice the age of his student. Many differences separated these two artists that have been so compared over time. Thomas Cole came from a working class, British family, was self-trained in the arts, and worked assorted jobs such as wallpaper designer and theatrical stage scenery painter before being discovered by Asher B. Durand and John Trumbull.

In opposition, Frederic Edwin Church was born in Hartford, Connecticut to a prominent family, and wrote and was accepted to Cole’s artistic supervision at the age of eighteen. While Cole did not receive fame until his thirties, Frederic Edwin Church exhibited at the National Academy of Design at age nineteen. Although it may be true that Church probably would not have received this exalted attention and praise without the help of this American master, it is important to point out the simple but important differences between these two landscapists.

The Physiology of Excellence - Achieve Your True Potential

The Physiology of Excellence - Achieve Your True Potential

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”
-- Anthony Robbins

Excellence is a habit. Good health is an achievement – there are certain things you have to do. When your health improves, every other aspect of your life improves simultaneously. The way you view your potential and the world improve too.

Physiological things, such as muscle tension, what we eat, how we breathe, and our posture all have a huge impact on our mental imagery, emotional state, and spiritual strength. A physiology of vibrant health produces a mindset, emotional attitude, and spiritual power of vibrant health. A physiology of vibrant health has an uncanny knack of attracting of attracting the right people, foods, and exercises that we need, right when we need them. That is the law: things produce after their own kind.

The As If Principle

Black Maria Film Festival Essay - Collection of Short Films

Black Maria Film Festival Essay

The Black Maria Film Festival is a collection of short films which possess a unique, inventive, and insightful aspect. Each presentation in the tour is different and the selection of films is chosen for the specific city and audience (Website). Each film has a storyline which may only be interesting to some people. The Fond du Lac festival had six films that included celebrity impersonators, French film captions, animation, environmental topics, or space features. The other five films consisted of documentary, sketched drawing background, toys as characters in the storyline, or superstitious behavior. A person can evaluate the films to decide the quality of the festival by analyzing the characteristics of specific films, examine the audience, and observe the differences with full length feature films. The Black Maria Film Festival was interesting, but two of the films were odd and difficult to understand until the end of the film.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell - The Stickiness Factor and American Idol

Malcolm Gladwell describes in his bestseller book The Tipping Point, how one or two little events can change the future of society (7-11).

In Chapter Three, he expresses “The Stickiness Factor” as a certain element in a message or product (that is worthwhile), which keeps this message or product and active presence in the mind of the receiver. (Tipping Point Worksheet / PowerPoint Slide) “The Stickiness Factor” concept can be found in American Idol, a musical talent television series, which is considered as one of the most popular reality shows in the last ten years. American Idol shows how “The Stickiness Factor” is affected by the incredible popularity of the television series in society and the relatable lifestyle of the contestants.

The Tipping Point and Music Essay

The Tipping Point and Music Essay

Country music is a popular and important genre of music in today’s society. Songs from this musical genre can be categorized as love ballads, contemporary and relaxing songs, upbeat rocking, or danceable songs. The lyrics may contain comments which are relatable, adult themed, politically conservative, or sometimes controversial to different types of people. Country music has influenced most families through the relaxing atmosphere of the songs. The music is enjoyable to listen to when families with children are on long car trips. Country music has been around since the 1920s and has intensified in popularity through the media development of cable television networks and the overwhelming advancements made in musical technology throughout the years. (Wikipedia) Media Monopolies, the Social Learning aspect, and the Symbolic Interactionism theory have increased the success and incredible developments of Country music in popular culture for society.

How the Newly Independent States in the Middle East Created Egalitarian Societies

How the Newly Independent States in the Middle East Created Egalitarian Societies

I will be discussing the role that politics and the economy played in the society of Middle East nations. Politics and economy are two important factors when describing any nation in the world. By examining these two areas of a society, a person can understand the importance or lack of significant elements a country has in regards to other countries. Each nation has seen different results in politics and the economy.

In some societies, traditional authority has been replaced by captivating one-party rule or military dictatorships. Nasser’s regime in Egypt is a good example of a single-party state where the leader won political power by the force of his presence or personality. The Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, Muammar Qadhafi in Libya, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq are other examples of military repression. (Duiker 318) Although their personal characteristics and images differ, all sought to take advantage of their popular appeal. Iraq and Iran have overshadowed politics in all Middle East nations.

How did Capitalisim Undermine Traditional Social Systems in Nations?

To What Extent Did Capitalism Undermine Tradional Social Systems in Industrially Developed and Undeveloped Nations?

In European society, there were 3 classes that were based on a person’s job, education, and financial status. “The wealthy elite constituted only 5 percent of the population but controlled between 30 and 40 percent of its wealth. (Duiker – 7) “Common bonds were created between the wealthy and the aristocrats. The sons of wealthy bourgeois families were admitted to the elite schools dominated by the children of the aristocracy. This educated elite assumed leadership roles in the government and the armed forces. Marriage also served to unite the two groups. Daughters of tycoons gained titles, and aristocratic heirs gained new sources of cash. When the American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt married the Duke of Marlborough, the new duchess brought $ 2 million (European = approximately $10 million American) to her husband.” (Duiker – 7)

3D Filmmaking - Fad or Future

3D Filmmaking: Fad or the Future?

College Entrance Essay for Teaching

When asked what you would want to be when I was little, my answer would be: “a teacher, because I like writing with a chalk. When I grew older, my still have the same answer but my reason was: “I get to talk to people all day long” Now if you ask me, what you would choose for your career, I’d still stick with my original answer with a completely different reason.

Personal Characteristics and Motivating Factors that Led you to Pursue the Profession of Physical Therapy

Essay Topic: Which personal characteristics and motivating factors have led you to pursue the profession of physical therapy?

My sneakers echoed off the linoleum as I jogged down the hallway at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. As a military dependent and high school volunteer I bounced from department to department in the largest military hospital outside of the United States, a wonderful opportunity for an undifferentiated youth interested in helping people. I was returning from a supply run as I rounded a corner and nearly toppled into somebody walking gingerly down the ramp. I hit the breaks hard, and landed in an unceremonious heap on the linoleum. The young GI, I had just narrowly avoided, had been walking down the ramp with a crutch in one hand and his IV pole in the other, he was now bent over in laughter.

Contributors Who Influenced my Childhood

Influence on my Childhood

The childhood is an important step for everyone, and it’s in this part of life that we learn the basics of life. Certainly, this step is very sensitive, where a lot of contributors influence it, yet an influence which can be positive or harmful. Personally, I've recognized too many individuals other than my parent's who let me know certain major experiences. Most of them are my classmates. I chose this element because I share with them too many parts of my life and my thinking, and vise versa. Seen that we were naive, and the most of us innocent, we shared each others feelings and several way of what we learned, what we saw and what we heard from our parents.

International Business Issues - Ethic as Subject to Cultural Differences

International Business Issues
Ethic as subject to cultural differences

Ethics can be a very vast subject on which some could debate and discuss without ending. There are many kinds of ethics with different definitions. For example there are medical ethics, normative ethics, Meta ethics, philosophy ethics, applied ethics, and more. The general definition of “Ethic” is “The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession. It is the study of what is morally right or wrong.” We can also talk about ethics as a social, religious civil code of behavior considered correct, believed and respected by a particular, professional or individual group. It is very difficult to define ethics in one single definition because the degree of ethics and the way it will be described will vary between people.

Essay for 2010 - 2011 YES Afghanistan BUBW Conference

YES-Afghanistan 2010-2011
Essay for BUBW Conference

Conflicts among different nations, religions and ethnic groups are the results of misunderstandings. For example, the concept among some Americans that Afghans are fundamentalists is disrespectful. That can be the beginning of hating each other. If the blind hatred continues, then people from both sides will never accept and tolerate each other. This can be a threat to a peaceful life for both sides. People need to live in peace and harmony. To make this happen and remove all these misunderstandings people especially, youths from different religions, nations, and socio-economic backgrounds need to learn about the culture, religions and values of each other. Young people are effective because they don’t concentrate on differences as much as adults do. They have passion and can play an important role in building relationships.

The Great Shift: Women of the 1920s

The Great Shift: Women of The 1920’s

During the 1920’s the roles of women changed due to discontent and defiance leading to women’s right to vote, the use of birth control, and seeking better jobs as well as education. There were many women who spoke loudly about these issues but not all of their voices were heard. It took the right women, at the right time, with the right words to get each of these jobs done. All though there may have been consequences, fighting for what they believed in seemed more important. The Great Shift of the women of the 1920’s had begun.

Advertising Plays an Important Role in Our Daily Lives

Advertisement has become an important part of our daily lives. It is a form of persuasive communication. It can be infomercials (on television), radio advertising or online advertising. Companies use some of these types of advertisements to market their products and catch the audience’s attention. Levi’s for example is a mark of clothing that became famous thanks to advertisements, and has been advertised in different ways. However, most commercials are not just simple marketing tools. They carry hidden messages. Ads can provide racism and lead to socialism between people. Also freedom of commercials has crossed the lines and illustrates a wrong image of culture and religion. Furthermore, advertisers play with people’s minds especially females and take advantage of their naivety by lying to them.

The Changing Conception of the Executive in Constitutions

The Changing Conception of the Executive in Constitutions

If we speak about constitutions of famous French revolution, we can see four of them, gradually from 1791, over 1793 and 1795 until the last one of 1799. We are going to focus on changing role of the executive power, but it was not the only important aspect, which was changing throughout the years and various constitutions.

However, the executive power is more than significant, especially because of the fact that the Constitution of 1791 gave a first cadre to nearly unlimited and absolute power of the king and monarch, in order to allow Napoleon Bonaparte to acquire a similar position 8 years later with the Constitution of 1799. Therefore is interesting to follow the way of change during the years, starting with limiting Executive which led into limiting Legislative and as in a circle flew into unlimited Executive.

First Constitution - 1791 - Enthusiasm

Tuskegee Study of the U.S. Government, HIV and Blacks

Tuskegee Study of the U.S. Government, HIV and Blacks

A recent study by Rand Corporation and Oregon State University revealed that a significant number of African Americans believe that HIV was created and spread by the U.S. government as a form of genocide against blacks. These fears are rooted in historical reality--a person's past experiences influences that person's level of trust. Negative experiences result in a lower level of trust. A patient who has experienced racism or discrimination from individuals and institutions would be less willing to be vulnerable and place trust in a system of unknowns such as medical care. Consequently, when a terrifying new plague swept the land in the 1980s and 1990s, the Tuskegee study predisposed many Black Americans to distrust health authorities. However, Tuskegee is not the only justification for this mistrust of the medical community. It can also be attributed to a long history of exploitation in the name of research that dates back to slavery as well as the ongoing disparities in access to health care.

A Critical Assessment of the Claim that We Live in a Postmodern Society

Critically Assess the Claim that We Live in a Postmodern Society

There is no doubt that society has become more ‘modern’ in an extremely short space of time. Even within the current generation of young people, within their living memory, technology has advanced at an unfathomed rate since their childhood, from the first family PC, to the iPad. The relationship between technology and modernity in society are unarguably linked. Some sociologists argue that society has developed so much that we are now in an era of post modernism where communities and people are totally disjointed. In this essay I will argue that we do live in a post modern society, but not to the extent that we are totally fragmented atoms. Theorists such as Giddens and Bauman recognise the recent changes to society, but argue that we are still in modernity, just a later phase; ‘high modernity’ (Giddens, 1991) or ‘liquid modernity’ (Bauman, 1989). On the other side of the argument are people such as Baudrillard and Lyotard who believe that the fragmentation of modernity has led to moral uncertainty, ambiguity and post modernity.

A Personal Reflective Essay on Confidence

A Personal Reflective Essay on Confidence

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR) Essay

Expected Schoolwide Learing Results (ESLR) Essay

During the last two and a half years of high school, I've been using the ESLRs a lot. I've learned how to become a responsible citizen and use my abilities to maintain good mental and physical health. I am a collaborative worker and I respect the feelings, opinions, and ideas of others. I've become a complex thinker by using a variety of strategies to resolve complex problems, and by demonstrating a creative and innovative approach to learning. I am an effective communicator conveying significant messages to others in speaking, writing, through numeracy, and the arts. These ESLRs will help me out a lot during my life and during my senior year. During my senior year hopefully these ESLRs come in handy while doing my senior project. In this essay I will be telling you how I achieved these ESLRs in my classes.

Soundtrack to My Life - Songs I Can Relate To

Soundtrack to My Life

Katy Perry
“One of the Boys”
One of the first songs I will be talking is One of the Boys by Katy Perry. Katy Perry is a new break through artist of 2010. She’s written other songs like California girls, and teenage dream. In this song she says, “I saw a spider I didn't scream, cuz I can belch the alphabet just double dog dare me.” In these lyrics she is saying that she can be just like any of the other guys. She's also saying that the guys see her as one of them when she sings, “you look at me kinda like a sister, cuz I'm just one of the boys.”This song has a strong meaning to me because through most of my life I've gotten along better with guys. I was never really much of a girly girl, more like a tomboy. Even till this day my best friend is a guy. I just think guys are way cooler. Most guys think it’s weird to be hanging out with girls all the time, but girls can be just like any other guy.

Taylor Swift
“Sparks Fly”

Teaching Dancing for the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Program

Teaching Dancing for the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Program

This semester I have been involved in one main CAS project which my friend and I have initiated, planned and organized. The project took part in the primary after-school activities and was simply a mixed dance class for the younger kids.

Problems with the Conditions of My High School

Problems with the Conditions of My High School

My high school was in pitiful condition the year of my graduation. My class was the last to leave, and our graduation year was awful. The actual physical aspect of the school was plagued with a foul over glow. No one wanted to go there, but there was not a choice. It was either drive a couple of minutes, or pay big bucks and go to Tullahoma. The few students who had the money went, so did some of the teachers.

The classrooms in the school were very overcrowded. The classrooms were like sardine boxes that were bulging at all sides. One of my largest classes had thirty-four kids in it, but there were only supposed to be twenty-four or twenty-five. It was common to share a desk. It was just as bad in the hallways. The feeling of the crowded hallways is like feeling of the chickens in a Tyson chicken truck. It is packed tight, slow moving, and smells like crap.

Essay on Martin Heidegger's The Origin of the Work of Art

Essay on Martin Heidegger's The Origin of the Work of Art

Three pages from the writing of 20th-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger—can you take it? They’re really good pages. The prose is some of the most poetic, direct, and intimate in Western philosophy. Eat it slowly and it will bless you with stronger bones and teeth, metaphorically speaking.

The central obsession of much of Heidegger’s philosophy is Being—not “a being”, nor “being this-or-that”, but something grander, more radical. For Heidegger, Western philosophy took a wrong turn with the Greeks (!), especially their conception of Being as an object—a thing which stays put, remains solid, persists and endures despite time. Heidegger’s revision, to be simplistic, is this: Being is not an object but a happening. Being is the moving through time of things and people. Or, literally, Being is a verb—but a verb caught constantly in a “state” of verb, a “verbing,” a gerunding of people-places-things, not-quite-nouns. Hence the title of Heidegger’s most famous work, 1927’s Being and Time.

Sacred Geometry the Earth and the Mayan Calendar - End Date of 2012

Sacred Geometry The Earth and The Mayan Calendar - End-Date of 2012

Introduction: The Meaning of the Mayan Calendar

Over the years, there have been a number of articles written by various scholars upon the subject of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. In the course of their work, researchers have tried to determine how the Mayan calendar maps onto our own more familiar calendar system of months and years, so that Mayan calendar dates or unit time intervals can be translated into dates based upon the Gregorian system. As a result of this, different scholars have developed a number of competing theories as to how the Gregorian calendar is related to the Mayan system of time keeping. Some of these theories differ from each other by several decades if not longer, whilst others differ by only a year or so.

The Use of English in Aviation Communication Worldwide

The Use of English in Aviation Communications

An Analysis of Aviation Communications, Air Traffic Phraseology,and English Proficiency for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

Today's radio telephony communications in aviation can only occur one-way and one at a time. This system has pros and cons. On the positive side the "party line," as it is often referred to, allows pilots to listen in and have an awareness of other aircraft in the vicinity. On the negative side, if more than one person attempts to talk at the same time (referred to as stepping on someone's transmission), communications will be unintelligible with high pitched feedback interference. When a frequency is busy it may be difficult for pilots or controllers to communicate important information in a timely manner (Morrow, 1998).

An Essay on Different Theories of Language Acquisition

This essay is going to discuss what language is defined as and critically discuss different theories of language acquisition, which are the behaviourist approach, the biological approach and the Interactionalist approach. It will also discuss what criteria is needed for something to be considered a language for the evaluation purposes of animals studies, which attempt to teach animals language to determine whether or not language is a unique human ability.

According to Psycholinguist Roger Brown (1965) language can be defined as a set of arbitrary symbols. Which, taken together make it possible for a creature of limited powers of discrimination and a limited memory to transmit and understand an infinite variety of messages and to do this in spite of noise and distraction. (Brown, 1965 cited in Gross, 2009: 320)

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