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Issues essays / Euthanasia An Opinion
The word `euthanasia´ is a combination of the ancient Greek words `eu´ and `thanatos´, meaning `a good death´ or `the bringing about of a gentle and easy death´. Nowadays, the meaning of this word stands for mercy killing. In total, there are six different ways in which euthanasia can occur: Active euthanasia, which is the active intervention by a doctor to terminate a ...
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Death is a foregone decision. Every person deserves a choice to live or die. The natural fear people have of suffering and dying and when cure is no longer likely, there are only two alternatives: euthanasia or unbearable pain. People who wish to retain their dignity and choices at the end of life should have the option of a peaceful and gentle death. Euthanasia is one of the m...
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In Hans Ruesch's novel The Top of the World the author describes the life of the polar Eskimos (Inuits) in depth. The main focus of the novel is to show the differences between their culture and ours, and how the introduction of the white mans customs changed their way of life. The concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism are major themes in The Top of the World. Unde...
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What is your first conscious memory? If you were born in previous generations, it is probably your parents, siblings, or maybe a favorite pet. However if you are part of Generation Y your first memory is more likely to be a heavily marketed toy from The Lion King or Little Mermaid, or perhaps your first pair of Nike shoes or designer jeans. Why? Children are a legitimate and powerf...
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The guest speaker for the ethics in law enforcement lecture was Neal Trautman. Mr. Trautman was a founder of the Law Enforcement Training Network, the world's largest provider of police training. Mr. Trautman has worked numerous years trying to achieve a standard of ethics within law enforcement. He believes that integrity is the core of America and also the greatest need for the U...
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Issues essays / Ethanasia
Euthanasia Do you believe that a person that helps another person to commit suicide is a criminal? Do you? The term Euthanasia means the killing of a terminal ill person by a physician to end his or her suffering or any action taken by a physician to provide death to a patient. Many people argue that the decision to kill oneself is a private choice which society has no...
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INTRODUCTION The Peoples Republic of China is rich in cultural and natural diversity. and is listed by biologists as a "˜megadiversity country'. Since 1950, when China embraced modernity, the forests have been indiscriminately felled reducing forest cover. This has threatened biodiversity, causing drastic declines of mammal and bird counts, recurrent flooding and erosion, an...
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Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled t...
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There is no doubt that racism exists in the United States. Almost everyone can admit this. The interesting part is that some people will admit that they themselves are racist while others will claim that they are enlightened and that they are not racist or prejudiced. The truth is that the one who can admit he is racist is actually the enlightened one. Someone who claims he is ...
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Sitting in school, little Jane sits anxiously watching the clock. The teacher is talking to the class, but Jane just can't wait to get home. When the bell finally rings, she runs out of the classroom, and all the way home. After blasting in the house, she runs to turn on the TV. Having nothing more exciting to do, Jane will sit in front of the television until her mom pulls ...
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A national scandal. An international embarrassment. The closest presidential race in America's history. And the media loved every minute of it. Savoring the proverbial field-day, U.S. journalists greatly assisted in dividing the country, destroying the people's respect for the American legal system, embarrassing the world's superpower, and simply annoying the crap out of everyone. To ...
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TV Violence: Friend or Enemy? Television violence is a contributing factor to aggressive behavior in children. Recently focus has been placed on this issue, since the majority of violence occurs during prime time and in cartoons. "It's not watching that's bad for kids, it's what they watch and how much." (Seplow 2) Parents must accept television into their home and explain the ...
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Education is the foundation of a strong and productive individual as well as being the foundation for a strong and productive country. Any country that keeps its' people uneducated or does not help to educate them cannot hold them entirely responsible for their actions that result from their lack of education. The United States and Japan both feel very strongly about education and that...
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Education in America needs serious reform. The ways in which schools are to this day are the same way they were when our parents were in school. This way of teaching is getting very old and redundant. A change must be made soon. We are living in a time where technology is booming, where jobs require more education, and where secondary schools just haven't caught up with the new fas...
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Issues essays / Education
What is "necessary" to be "educated" is dependent solely on the society in which the individual is placed. In any society, basic survival skills- the ability to find shelter, obtain food, and clothe the body- are a must. It is the methods of going about it that differ from society to society. For example, the methods for survival in the United States are drastically d...
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Issues essays / Ecstasy
Critical Review Ecstasy makes an interesting topic for public discourse due to its increasing popularity and questionable side effects. The public as consumers of the media must decide if any information given about this topic is accurate and reliable. In this paper three articles will be analyzed. The first one, "Bill to Increase Penalties on the Drug Ecstasy" by AnneMarie Tav...
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How much longer will we be forced to endure the pain and atrocities due to the carelessness of drunk driving? Drunk driving has been a problem in the United States since the introduction of automobiles; however, it did not become an important social issue until the 1980's. At that time the political atmosphere defined crime in terms of personal choice and individual responsibility. ...
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The growing awareness of alcohol hazards has made people more cautious of their drinking habits, particularly young adults. At present young adults have the highest prevalence of alcohol consumption than any other age group. They also drink more heavily, experience more negative consequences, and engage in more harmful activities, specifically drunk driving. Although surveys have do...
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Drugs work by changing chemicals in your brain that control your mood. Most drugs boost or imitate the behavior of chemicals (like adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin) which regulate our mood, well being and energy levels. These chemical messengers are part of what makes us feel happy. The reason people continue doing drugs or become addicted is to do with a part of the brain called ...
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Issues essays / Drug Testing
Although many people think that drug testing is a nuscience, it is essentialto improve the workplace. Seventy-four percent of all drug users are employed,and one out of every six has a serious drug problem! Would you want them working for you? Plus, the financial impact on business is severely staggering because of drug using employees (Psychemedics, 1). According to federal exp...
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Issues essays / Drug Legalization
Every year 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine. I hope to show you through this paper that legalizing drugs would only bring more problems to our already corrupt world. I have several arguments against the legalization of drugs such as: the many medical myths of marijuana; crime, violence, and drug use go hand in hand; an individual's choice to use drugs; and the increase in...
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Issues essays / Drug Legalization
Just say no? This is not exactly the philosophy that the vast majority of the United States population tends to follow. Drugs have become a routine aspect of everyday life in the United States. Neither a gigantic metropolis nor a minute town have gone without feeling the everlasting effects of drugs. Drug use has always posed a major dilemma for America to overcome. The banning o...
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Issues essays / Drug Addiction And Abuse
The illegal or harmful use of drugs is a major threat to the world and to future generations. Drugs are substances that are becoming more common in our communities as each day goes by. The demand for drugs is also increasing daily. People need to act and play a part in the combating of drugs starting in their own homes. Every individual needs to be aware of the consequences of drug...
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It is legal for eighteen year-olds to die for their country, it is legal for eighteen year-olds to marry, and it is legal for eighteen year-olds to vote. Why then isn't it legal for eighteen year-olds to drink? I don't think that is right, and I believe that the drinking age in the United States should be lowered from twenty one years of age, to eighteen. For the ...
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The question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands clearly on the energy issues table. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.5 million-acre parcel of wilderness area bordering the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to the south. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is currently off limits to oil exploration and production. ...
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"Disposable" Animal Surgeries at OSU are Unnecessary In recent months much attention has been drawn to a veterinary class offered by Oregon State University. Until last February, little thought had been given to the College of Veterinary Medicine, or CVM, since it was founded in 1979. VM 757, a small animal surgery class, teaches students to perform different types of surgeries on c...
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Issues essays / Democratic Gun Control
Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law abiding police agencies of ...
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Today, in modern law, the death penalty is corporal punishment. It is irreversible. It ends the lives of those punished, instead of temporarily imprisoning them. Although capital punishment is not intended to inflict physical pain, execution is the only corporal punishment still applied to adults. The usual alternative to the death penalty is life-long imprisonment. The media commonly ...
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Issues essays / David Duke
The article that I chose off of the David Duke internet site was written by none other then David Duke himself. Mr. Duke has had a very busy conservative career dating all the way back to 1974 when he was the director of the "Knights of the Ku Klux Klan." After holding a position there for a while he then became a member of the House of Representatives in 1989. He is currently th...
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Title : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the Unit Description : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is Body of Essay : Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States The proposed legaliz...
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Issues essays / Affirmative Action
If one is to discuss and problem solve an issue, he or she must first know what the issue is truly about. Affirmative action is defined as the equal opportunities given to women, minorities, and small groups so they will have the same tools, education, and allotment to achieve their goals in life. Since affirmative action came about, debate arises daily about if it is truly equal and f...
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Imagine at age 3 already weighing 120 lbs, and the feeling of being taken away from your parents. It is scary thought for any child, but is a reality for one little girl in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ana Marie Martinez-Regino, who is 120 pounds, was taken from her parents and put into state custody on August 25. The reason, a form of medical neglect. From reading this article...
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Issues essays / Child Discipline
The discipline of a child must always come from the parents, as society says. Power corrupts, however, and absolute power over another person can corrupt absolutely. Taking advantage of the thinness of the line between discipline and abuse, a parent often doesn't have to answer to anyone if and when they cross that line. In Mary Fisher's essay "The Broken Chain," Fisher's fath...
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Issues essays / Censorship In Society
If our society decides to have censorship, we compromise our freedom of speech and are left with the chore of deciding where to draw the illusive and unstable line between what should be censored and what should not. When the issue of censorship needs to be addressed question arise such as "Who will enforce it?" and "Who will decide what is "˜right'?" Ironically, the people who...
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Many parents struggle over the important decision to either send their children to Catholic school or public school. Clearly, they should choose public school over any non-profit educational organization concentrating on post-pubescent years in a childs life, especially Catholic installations. Catholic schools have less to offer children and parents on many levels, whereas public sch...
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Capital Punishment: Is It Right or Wrong? Capital Punishment is a controversial topic discussed in today's society. There is a heated debate on whether states should be able to kill other humans or not. People that are in favor of the death penalty say that it saves money by not paying for housing in a maximum prison. Those opposed say that it is against the constitution, and is...
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Issues essays / Capital Punishment
The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric acts of these individuals and other k...
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Issues essays / Capital Punishment
I recently read an article from the ACLU, written by Adam Bedau. It explained, quite eloquently, that for society to execute a murderer made society no better than the murderer himself. He said, "The executioner is no better than the criminal." I was impressed by this moral stance, but I was surprised to read that he failed to apply this logic consistently. For example, the h...
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Issues essays / Buzzwords And Labels
In Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary poverty is defined as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. We all have heard the terms used to describe the underclass, but are these buzzword or labels harmful to our society? In the reading Deconstructing the Underclass written by Herbert Gans, discusses the effects of buzzwor...
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Issues essays / Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy, simply defined can be called the "red tape" of the American Political system. Also, this red tape can further be explained as the life blood of the very structure. It is the dominant institution, the institution that epitomizes modernity. Bureaucracy is an organizational form of public administration, the very structure of the operating units of government. Bureaucr...
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Issues essays / Bring On The Cheesecake
I AM"¦beautiful. As you are beautiful, as he is beautiful, as all of us, even our enemies, are beautiful. And yet, most of us spend a good portion of our everyday lives looking in the mirror, critiquing ourselves, pointing out problem areas, and generally going "ugh". We compare ourselves to Kate Moss, Ricky Martin, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, and Brittney Spears, all of whom in our eye...
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Issues essays / Smoking: Blowing Smoke
In the United States today, more than forty six million Americans are addicted to cigarettes. More people have died due to cigarette smoking than from narcotic drugs, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War combined (Bailey 1). The annual death toll for cigarette smoking is more than four-hundred thousand Americans a year, and is the number-one preventable cause of death in the Unite...
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Issues essays / Assisted Suicides
The background for this work is that the existing conflict over legalizing assisted suicides and euthanasia could bring our values down and society apart. The problem is not legalizing or opposing to it, the real problem is to find a way to care for the terminally ill. We have the responsibility to help the terminally ill die in a decent way not killing them. If we don't have a polic...
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Issues essays / AIDS In South Africa
As we have studied in class, Africa was a prime location where the majority of crops were the growing of cash crops. Yet, whenever the prices of these crops fell on world markets, the economics of many African countries were devastated. And it had not been until after the 1970's when Africa became more frequent in the growing of food along with the cash crops. Yet Africa still remains...
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Issues essays / Agnes Smedley
The date of birth for Agnes Smedley is knid of unknown to us. She was either born in 1892 or 1894 in the town of Osgood, Missouri. She was a great jounalist and writer. SHe grew in a mining town called Trinidad, Colorado. With hardly any school, she left home at the age of 16 after helping to support her family. Smedley went out and studied while she worked all over i...
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Affirmative action in theory and in thought is intended to promote the welfare of this country's minorities by supporting the idea that individuals are equal and should not be judged by race or sex. Therefore, in situations like job and university applications, we should consider minorities to be as feasible a choice for hire as a white male candidate, taking into consideration their b...
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Issues essays / Abortion And Its Issues
Abortion has been one of this country's most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings ar...
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Due to the immense amount of immigration, the United States has become the land of diversity. People from all over the world leave their homeland to journey to the United States. The United States is like a person where people are pieced together by their experiences. Every single person who has lived in America has added his or her patch to the red, white, and blue quilt. Each ...
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A Distance to Travel August 26, 1920. It was a day that to many was the It was perhaps one of the greatest victories of the century. Now as the polls open women and men stand next to each other and cast a vote which holds the same importance. The time and effort it took to get here shall be ingrained in every person's mind as they approach the poll booth. There was a ...
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Sterilization of the developmentally disabled or the mentally retarded is an issue that has long been debated in America. Mental retardation is defined as the inability to learn normally and develop mentally. Traditionally in America if a mentally retarded person was born to a family, that family had 2 choices- take care of the child at home, or it was strongly recommended that th...
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Issues essays / Postmodernism
In recent years, multiculturalism, tolerance and political correctness have been integrated into how American society thinks. America seems to be trying to learn more about the ingredients of her melting pot. These efforts can be best understood by examining post-modernism. Post-modernism is especially important to breaking down stereotypes such as those that exist surrounding the b...
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Marijuana is illegal because of its classification as an illicit drug, but there are some issues that have been established saying that this "illicit drug" has improved the treatment for suffering patients. Marijuana has lots of beneficial effects when used in medicinal settings for the treatment of pain; but it should be an administered drug for patients who can benefit from the use...
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The rise of the "American" women There are many things that were impacted after the World War I and World War II. For instance, there was the "great migration" that changed the lives of an estimate of a half of a million African-Americans, which were given the opportunity to migrate from the South to the North. They were given the opportunity to find new jobs in the south as well ...
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Issues essays / Corporal Punishment
Outside the sprawling red brick school that serves Olentangy, Ohio's elementary and middle school students, the timeless summer ritual of Little League baseball is in full swing. A modest-sized crowd cheers enthusiastically from bleachers and lawn chairs as one young fielder makes a nice play on the dusty diamond. Inside the school, in front of a much smaller crowd, the Olentangy Local...
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From an early age, most American girls aspire to get married and begin a family. Although that dream is easy to achieve, more than likely it will be shattered. Marriage is the legal and binding union between a man and woman. Yet when couples marry, they vow to stay by their partner's side "˜till death do us part.' Currently that vow seems to have little or no value in today's society....
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Throughout history polititians have used various methods , such as persuasive speeches , political advertising and political rallies , to achieve their "primary goal,the winning votes" . But according to the results of the reseach made by Won Ho Chang (Professor and Director of the Stephenonson Research Center at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism) , Jae-Jin Par...
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Issues essays / Concepts Of Divorce
Is marriage no more than the result of voluntary agreements between two private individuals? Is the lack of detail concerning marriage arrangements causing all the divorce debates? Does divorce cause problems or solve them? Why is marriage such a religious experience and divorce such a legal experience? Why do marriages take place under the eyes of God while divorces take place un...
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Issues essays / Communism - The Ideology
Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy's Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rath...
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Because civil disobedience includes the violation laws, it is difficult to conclude whether an act is one of civil disobedience, or lawbreaking. During times of social strife- when a society is divided in opinion- there exists much controversy over whether or not certain acts of protest are qualified as civil disobedience. Within their definitions, the differences between civil diso...
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Issues essays / Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking is one of the major killers in the world. The biggest side affect from smoking is Cancer. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. All forms of Cancer involve out-of-control growth and spread of abnormal cells. The American Cancer Society estimates that cigarettes are responsible for about 419,000 deaths in the united states each year. The largest killing can...
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Issues essays / China And WTO
In what might become a key issue in the November election is China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). In case you haven't noticed the WTO has been a key issue over the past couple of months. Groups have been blaming the WTO for all the world's problems. "The WTO is anti-(insert any item here)," is something that I can always chuckle at. However, I will concede this to...
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Violence on television affects children negatively, according to psychological research. The three major effects of seeing violence on television are: · Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others. · Children may be more fearful of the world around them. · Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive ways toward others. Studi...
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In Today's American society we fail to address several issues that need to be solved. Unfortunately, child abuse is one of the major issues that our country is plagued with, yet we neglect to bring this to the attention of the entire nation. It is often over looked because everyone has a different view of what exactly defines child abuse. To set the record straight there are four b...
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Ever since the invention of the television in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical blacks who never took anything seriously. All those views changed during the 1970's when black sitcoms were becoming more reality based. Although blacks have b...
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Issues essays / Cell Phones And Driving
Cellular telephones are fast becoming an important factor in highway safety. "Cellular phones are becoming increasingly universal, marked by a 1,685 percent increase in the number of users from 1988 to 1995."(CTIA page 1 of 3) There are many studies currently being made looking into the risks involved with driving vehicles and talking on cellular phones. Many states are even experi...
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Whenever the word "death penalty" comes up, extremists from both sides of the spectrum begin to wildly express their opinions. One side says deterrence, the other side says there's a potential of executing an innocent man. One says justice, retribution, and punishment, the other side says execution is murder. However, all arguments aside, the best way and the only way to ...
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Issues essays / Canadian National Parks
In the 1960s, Canada embarked on a vast social experiment to find a way to coexistence and tolerance. Long before the first European settlers arrived, Canada was a multicultural society. The country was home to hundreds of different tribes of Aboriginal people speaking many different languages. Some tribes got along with each other well, some were at each other's throats. Whatever the...
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In the 2000-2001 election cycle, the issue of campaign finance reform was brought to the forefront by Senator John McCain (R-Az) as his key issue in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. His loss in the primary, however, only delayed a showdown on the matter within the Republican Party. With President Bush in office, McCain has introduced a new version of his reform l...
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One of the reasons why I took the course of for religion this semester is to perhaps come closer with my God again. As a child growing up in Poland, where Christianity was the only accepted religion, I was very much encouraged by my parents, family, and society to pray at bedtime, attend mass every Sunday, and be enrolled in the mandatory religion classed at my public school. As I go...
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Issues essays / Birth Defects
Many babies are born in the United States each year with some type of birth defect or disorder. Some disorders can include Cacemogens, Sickle Cell anemia, Mutagens, Down syndrome, Mental retardation and Cerebral Palsy, with these disorders defects can include blindness, deafness, Speech impediment and some may have bone impairment making it hard for children or adults to use any of the...
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Issues essays / Assisted Suicide Essay
In the world today there are arguments for everything, ranging from matters of great importance to things that may seem ridiculously trivial. However, there are always different sides to every case and right and wrong is in the eyes of the person involved in the dispute. This argumentative essay is based upon a very serious situation that faces our medical community. The topic of as...
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Issues essays / Assisted Suicide
Assisted Suicide It is upsetting and depressing living life in the shadow of death. Many questions appear on this debatable topic, such as should we legalize euthanasia? What is euthanasia? What is assisted suicide? What is Mercy Killing? But if euthanasia was legalized, wouldn't patients then die peacefully rather than using plastic bags or other methods? Unfortunately the list ...
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When I was in fourth grade a Jewish man visited my school to talk about his experiences during the Holocaust. However, his account of his time spent in the consecration camps was not what made my eyes to tear up that day. He related that when he was a young boy, he and his friends thought that in America money grew on trees. He said that growing up in Czechoslovakia he always dreamed o...
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What is animal experimentation? Scientific researchers use animal experimentation for biomedical and veterinary research to enhance human health and possibly the welfare of other animals. They claim that successful medical treatments including antibiotics, vaccines and other drugs have been developed with the aid of animal experiments, and such research a crucial means of investigati...
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Issues essays / Animal Testing Paper
Animal testing is not a new thing. For many centuries scientists and testers in research have used animals of all kinds. Most of the animals are small ones like rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, monkeys and rabbits have also been used. The animal rights issue is an emotional one. For decades the value of animal research has been grossly...
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Issues essays / Analyzing Tax Polls
Taxes have always been a hotly debated policy, but have been receiving more attention recently with the new Bush administration. This attention has spurred new thought and consideration of the issue. It seems that people vary in their reasons for supporting tax cuts, but also generally believe that taxes should be low and paid for by the wealthy. Ideas of limited government, equali...
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Issues essays / American Inmates
Prison inmates, are some of the most "maladjusted" people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or toomuch, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are "at war with themselves as well as with society" (Szumski 20). Most inmates did not learn moral values or learn to follow everyday norms. Also, when most lawbreakers a...
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Perhaps Americans take what they have for granted and forget that there are other countries with problems. Why does America care about what is happening in other countries like Columbia, when they have their own problems with drugs? The Untied States of America has a rather large drug trafficking problem but compared to Columbia it is fairly small. To help Columbia solve their p...
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Issues essays / Alcohol Affects Us All
When people hear the word "drug," they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well (#1). If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one t...
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Issues essays / Alcoholics Anonymous
I attended the Stepping-Stone meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous on a Saturday night at the St. Vincent's Stress Center. The Stress Center is located at 8401 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis. The impression of this meeting that I got was that a bunch of people got together to tell their sob stories about drinking. Everyone sat outside the building smoking and talking to each other when I fir...
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I feel that alcohol causes problems not only to the user/drinker but also to their spouses, children, and other family members. Problem drinking can change the roles played by family members in relation to one another and the relationships that surround them. As a family member develops this problem, the drinker may fail to perform his or her functions as a breadwinner, to the su...
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Issues essays / AIDS In Prisons
AIDS. Ryan White. Magic Johnson. Prisoners. Which of the three doesn't fit in? In an era where we rally behind the good guy to prevail against the bad guy, prisoners have a difficult time finding their niche in the "good guy" category. The mere mentioning of the word "AIDS" strikes fear and panic into most Americans. AIDS is a killer, and one that law enforcement, doctors, o...
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Issues essays / Nike Sweatshops
Nike is the leading shoe and athletic apparel company in the United States and one of the largest in the world. In 1993, Nike's fiscal revenues were as large as the NBA, NFL, and Major League Baseball's television deals, ticket sales, and paraphernalia sales combined. In addition to their phenomenal sales, Nike has marketed itself so thoroughly that it has literally become a househol...
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Issues essays / AIDS In Africa
As recently as 1990, there were some regions of the world that had remained relatively unscathed by AIDS. Today, however, there is not a single country around the world which has wholly escaped the AIDS epidemic. As the epidemic has matured, some of the developed nations which were hard hit by the epidemic in the 1980s such as the United States have reported a slowing in the rate of ne...
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Issues essays / Aids In Brazil
Introduction The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In compariso...
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In American society, the threat of capital punishment stands as the ultimate sentence for a criminal. The moral ramifications of the taking of another life, whether it be by murder or as legally accepted punishment, remains an unresolved conflict between Americans. Despite the fact that capital punishment, otherwise known as the "death penalty", is legal in only ...
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What is affirmative action? Affirmative action is defined as a tool to monitor the consequences of employment practices. Affirmative action analyses determine whether employment practices result in a diverse applicant pool. The following quote by the former United States Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, seems to summarize the government's perception of this sensitive subject: A...
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Affirmative action today, is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemmas facing our equal status of individual rights. As we all know, affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal. So far, it has lasted for thirty years and has failed to solve any of our current problems concerning equal rights. Affirmative action w...
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Issues essays / Affirmative Action
May The Best Man Win After you graduate from college, you will be putting in your application for a job that you went to college for. Even though you might be the most qualified for the job you still might not obtain the position. Affirmative Action sometimes causes this because companies have to hire a certain number of minorities relative to the size of the company. This means t...
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Issues essays / Effects Of Modernity
The old-traditional way of life has vanished for ever. Today only villages and some small towns remind us of this kind of life, and as time passes, more people choose to abandon traditional way of life, to move to the "big city". Modern way of life has nothing in common with the traditional one. Human habits, values, norms have changed. The most important of these social changes...
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Issues essays / Adolescent Suicides
INTRODUCTION Suicide is an act where one intentionally ends his/her own life. (Berman, 1992). Suicide has existed for a long time and has increased substantially in the past 2-3 decades among adolescents (Hawton, 1986). In order for a death to be considered suicide it must be ones own doing, where the person intentionally used a physical action to kill himself; this is different ...
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In 1940, public school teachers ranked the top seven disciplinary problems at public schools. They were talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise, running in the hall, cutting in line, dress code violations, and littering. By 1990, the top seven disciplinary problems had changed somewhat. They were now drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, and assault (Har...
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One of the basic questions every society mustface is which areas of behavior to leave to private choice and which to regulate in the interest of public good. It has been already been decided by the Supreme Court in Roe v.s. Wade that "the fundamental right to privacy protect6ed by the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment is broad enough to encompass a qualified right to abortion". ...
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Abortion has always been a controversial subject among everybody whether they are involved directly or indirectly, or whether they are for it or against it. It is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn't have an opinion about abortion. Both those who favor or oppose an abortion make good arguments to defend their beliefs and views. Personally I think every last person is entit...
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Many people believe abortion is a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not b...
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The 1973 United States Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decisin, while providing for some semblance of legal structure to the political debate over abortion, has led to further question within moral and religious aspects of our society. In that decision, the Court found that a woman had the right to choose whether or not to abort a pregnancy within certain constaints; however, if a fetu...
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Issues essays / Abortion Overview
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a foetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is ver...
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A Voice for the Voiceless Comment: I think the text shows just how cruel humans can be towards animals (chimps), which maybe all people from whom is descended. This is what I would call, "no kind of life", I mean, being locked up for medical purposes only. You cannot behave by instinct, like have a natural inborn tendency to hunt for food or any other means of surviving. I...
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Abstract For those of us located within the United States, we often take or granted the nornal day to day business operations. Though the United States has a mix of several distict cultures, most companies operate in the same manner. In fact, Americans often make the mistake of assuming that standard business models are the norm in other countries as well. For the corporate executive...
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Ecstasy makes an interesting topic for public discourse due to its increasing popularity and questionable side effects. The public as consumers of the media must decide when information given about this drug is accurate and reliable. In this paper three articles will be analyzed. The first one, "Bill to Increase Penalties on the Drug Ecstasy" by Anne Marie Tavella, deals with the...

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